Future of Christian Brothers ‘hopeless,’ says superior
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.”
- Irish Christian Brothers' future uncertain, order's leader says
- Christian Brothers of North America file for bankruptcy (CWN, 4/29)
- Irish Christian Brothers offer €161 million to residential abuse victims (CWN, 11/25/09)
- Leader of Irish Christian Brothers appeals for forgiveness (CWN, 6/19/09)
- Christian Brothers, Irish archbishop apologize ‘unreservedly’ for abuse (CWN, 5/22/09)
- Irish commission finds abuse was 'endemic' in Church-run institutions (CWN, 5/20/09)
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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: -
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".