Satisfying Divine Justice


#1

As I’m sure many of you are aware of, there has been a recent revelation of many years of abuses in Pennsylvania.

Therefore, I have decided that at least for the next year, I will pray every rosary on my knees without padding—whenever I’m able (i.e. whenever I’m not in a car)—in reparation for the sins of the clergy.

Of course, this is but a drop in the bucket compared to what the victims went through. Please remember that it is not un-Christian to pray for justice. Justice is a cardinal virtue. Also remember that anger—in and of itself, and separate from malice—is not immoral.


#2

How does praying the rosary on your knees without padding satisfy divine justice?


#3

Thank You and I will TRY to do this as often as I am able to for my daily Rosary. KEEP THE FAITH!


#4

We are to undertake bodily mortification that could cause damage ONLY under the guidance of a Spiritual Director.


#5

You should talk to your spiritual director about this. And you shouldn’t advertise it.

-Fr ACEGC


#6

So are you praying for justice or reparation?


#7

I support that. I interestingly just mentioned that I’m unable to kneel at the moment because of an injury, on another thread. I think I’ve shed more tears over that, than I have over almost anything else, at least in a short period Of time.


#8

To be fair, kneeling while praying, is hardly something out of the ordinary. I don’t see why you would need your spiritual director to tell you to pray, maybe they could help with you praying. I’m sorry if I’m sounding offensive, I just don’t understand what you’re getting at.


#9

Our OP is young, I do not know if they are a teen. Teen bodies are growing. I would imagine that most doctors would not advise kneeling on a hard surface for an extended period of time on a daily basis because of the potential damage to the knee.


#11

Many nuns, Priests and laity do it without harm for years. I do believe it is a way for them to pray and be “closer” to Our Lord. Just saying not recommending to anyone.


#12

We would not want to be giving a young person advice that might cause physical harm is my point. Best he ask his priest about this.


#13

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