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Future of Christian Brothers ‘hopeless,’ says superior

Catholic World News - May 10, 2011

Less than two weeks after the North American province of his community filed for bankruptcy, the head of the Irish Christian Brothers has told Catholic News Services that the future of his order “looks bleak, even hopeless.”

“In most of the developed world, we are paying for the sins of the past,” said Brother Philip Pinto, referring to abuse committed by members of the order. “Our brothers are aging, our reputation is in tatters, and the future looks bleak, even hopeless. So many of my brothers hide in their monasteries, afraid of drawing attention to themselves.”

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  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - May. 11, 2011 11:07 PM ET USA

    Brother Philip Pinto, please make a compelling case for why the Irish Christian Brothers should not be allowed to become extinct, otherwise it certainly shall be.

  • Posted by: GabrielAustin9013 - May. 11, 2011 9:18 AM ET USA

    Curious that there is no mention of God in the announcements. Much like the Jesuits. "The trouble with you religious people" Dorothy L. Sayers wrote to C.S.Lewis "is that you have so little trust in God".

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