Really Big Sins -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
Martin Marty has returned to the scene, offering his words of wisdom through his Sightings column. I often repost these columns here as they speak to concerns that I and others have regarding the intersection of faith and public life. In this column Marty addresses the "really big sins," to which all of us who are clergy will be tempted. The Roman Catholic Church has been put at the center of the conversation about sexual abuse, but they are not alone. For we Protestants who think that the Catholics would solve all their problems by allowing married priests (something I would support), need to remember that we have our own problems. As Marty notes, no denomination has been left untouched. I invite you to read and respond. This is an especially good essay, which speaks to us as clergy!