- Sep 2, 2008
Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, Prefect of the Vaticans Congregation for the Clergy, said the abuse by priests in Ireland constituted painful and criminal behaviour ... but are not representative of the behaviour of the vast majority of priests in the Catholic Church. Irish clerical abuse not typical of church
Interesting quote from Hummes: Some bishops have assumed their responsibilities and resigned! Is this a heavy hint to Bishop Drennan to also assume his responsibility and resign?The painful Irish happenings which by the way have seen some bishops assume their responsibilities and resign simply do not relate to the entire episcopal ministry."