By Richard Meek

The Catholic Commentator

Bishop Michael G. Duca is scheduled to pray the Way of the Cross on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral in reparation for the sin of sexual abuse within the church and for the graced healing of body, mind and spirit for those betrayed by this great sin.

“We pray this day in reparation for the sin of sexual abuse within the church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge; and for those in our diocese and across world who have suffered in mind, body and spirit the betrayal of trust by this great sin,” Bishop Duca said.

The bishop said all are welcome to join him and become part of the assembly. He is also asking that clergy members and parishioners who are unable to attend “offer this prayer in union” with the bishop’s effort on that day.

The Way of the Cross is a devotion commemorating the Passion and death of Christ, consisting of a series of mediations.