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Irish bishop asks faithful to help pay abuse expenses

Catholic World News - 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.

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  • 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: raymondfrice9926 - Mar. 02, 2010 12:36 PM ET USA

    Shame !!! The clergy play and the laity pay!!! Shame

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