Irish bishop asks faithful to help pay abuse expenses
March 02, 2010
Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns, Ireland, has called upon the parishioners of his diocese to help pay over €10.5 million ($14.2 million) in expenses from sex-abuse lawsuits. That figure reflects the payments to abuse victims and to lawyers involved in about 60 cases. The cost would amount to about $150 for every Catholic living in the Ferns diocese.
Posted by: extremeCatholic -
Mar. 04, 2010 10:43 PM ET USA
The short form of this instruction: Pray, Pay, and Obey.
Posted by: hartwood01 -
Mar. 02, 2010 9:58 PM ET USA
What chutzpah! I'd have a stroke if my bishop asked me to pay the legal defense fees of those molesters.
Posted by: -
Mar. 02, 2010 12:36 PM ET USA
Shame !!! The clergy play and the laity pay!!! Shame