Theologian urges priests to fast as abuse reparation

Irish Catholic

January 30, 2020

Prominent theologian Fr Vincent Twomey SVD has said that the Church in Ireland must go farther to atone for the crimes of abuse and cover-up by Church leaders.

He warned that “repentance begins with the courageous facing-up to the past and the frank acknowledgment of wrongdoing”.

One way of doing this, he said, “would be an annual day of public fast and abstinence on the part of us priests and religious in reparation for both clerical and institutional abuse”.

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