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Irish columnist: faithful should share cost of abuse settlements

CWN - September 23, 2011

With the Irish Catholic Church embroiled in a debate about the use of parish funds to pay sex-abuse settlements, one Catholic columnist has announced that he would not object if his donations are put to that purpose.

“It's true that ordinary Mass-goers had nothing to do with the scandals and strictly speaking are under no moral obligation to help pay the victims of abuse,” concedes David Quinn. Nevertheless, he writes, “I believe one part of the Church needs to be in solidarity with every other part of the Church.”

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