This article, which deals with the issue of sexual abuse by clergy, is an edited text of the 2002 Henry Somerville Lecture in Christianity and Communications. Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, gave this talk called “Carrying a Scandal Biblically,” at the Newman Centre in Toronto Oct. 30 and at St. Jerome’s Centre for Catholic Experience, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, on Nov. 1st.