I find it very fitting, and one could argue that’s it’s providential, that the memorial of Saint Peter Damian is falling on the first day of the Vatican’s Sex Abuse Summit. Known as the Monitor of the Popes, St. Peter Damian was given the authority to oversee papal households and to govern Church business. If there was ever a saint’s intercession that we needed this week, it would be the intercession of St. Peter Damian.
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Saint Peter Damian…Pray for Us.
Sources for the above article:
Baklinski, Pete. “St. Peter Damian on the ‘Plague’ of Homosexuality in the Priesthood: Are We Reliving the Past?” LifeSiteNews, LifeSite, 18 Nov. 2015.
Walsh, Michael. Butler’s Lives of the Saints. HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.