By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart- Bishop Michael F. Olson said the former cardinal’s alleged crimes have caused such damage “to the integrity of the hierarchy and mission of the Church” that his immediate laicization should be “strongly deliberated.” Such a move would aid “reconciliation and healing in the light of the justice and merciful redemption as won by Christ and promised to all who are alienated by the corruption of sin.”
The Texas bishop also said that Church leaders who knew of the former cardinal’s “alleged crimes and sexual misconduct and did nothing” must be held “accountable for their refusal to act thereby enabling others to be hurt.”
Catholic Answers Staff - Most Catholics are familiar with the term mortal sin. Mortal sins deprive the soul of grace. They are serious transgressions of God's law, done freely and deliberately with a clear understanding of what they are. Their result is to deny a soul entrance to heaven.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - The earth supplies what we need, but that does not preclude human sinfulness or other factors from allowing hunger to continue. Consider that hunger in the modern world is often caused by things such as war, local corruption that prevents food from reaching the poor, poor infrastructure (e.g., roads, landing strips) to bring food in, greed, and hoarding.