February 11, 2005

Use Lent to reflect on sex abuse

Belfast Telegraph

By Alf McCreary

10 February 2005
The Catholic Church has asked for reflection during Lent on a healing response to the victims of child sexual abuse.

Speaking at Maynooth yesterday, the Primate Archbishop Sean Brady, said: "Lent is an appropriate time for the Church to reflect on its journey of becoming more faithful to the Gospel in its response to the issue of child sexual abuse."

Bishop Donal Murray of Limerick stated that the Church had learned much about the measures needed to respond effectively concerning this issue. He said: "We wish to share what we have painfully learnt. The cry for healing needs to be heard from all victims of child abuse".

Posted by kshaw at February 11, 2005 10:30 PM