Archive for January, 2010

Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy, said the abuse by priests in Ireland constituted “painful” and “criminal” behaviour … but are not representative of the behaviour of the vast majority of priests in the Catholic Church.  http://bit.ly/ck46SB

“The painful Irish happenings – which by the way have seen some bishops assume their responsibilities and resign – simply do not relate to the entire episcopal ministry.”

That’s one obscure way to describe the physical and sexual abuse of children by clergy.

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