I apologize in advance if this article serves to enlighten folk of the sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic Priests,and Clergy of the Anglican Church.
I was raised a Roman Catholic. Suffice to say I was and still remain, afraid of all authority.
As I have grown, I have noticed a huge deficit in the clergy.
In the U.K. a certain pedophile, known by the name of Jimmy Savile, was, by all accounts, a perfect human being. He was so perfect, in fact, that the Queen, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, knighted him for his work in charity.
Little did she know he had been abusing children in hospitals all around the country for years!
Which leads me to the Vatican. The previous Pope, 'Jimmy the Rat' Ratzinger had, on his desk, daily accounts of child sexual abuse, by Priests, all over the world! Did he do anything? Yes!
He resigned his post!
Which leads me to suggest; We, you and I, do not need an institution to believe in the miracle of the Divine! You and I can pray to God in our most longing place, knowing He will hear us, knowing He knows our requests even before our words grow to meet Him.