Photo ~ Ireland's clergy and the paedophilia scandal Bishops’ Resignations Continue in Ireland After the paedophilia scandal, seven dioceses are awaiting a leader: a sign of the Pope’s desired “zero tolerance” towards bishops who covered-up abuse …
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While Hegarty may be in trouble for mishandling cases of abuse it seems that his actually declining health is the real reason for his resignation. Rumour has it that he suffers from Alzheimers.
A most excellent thing indeed. Raise to the ground and rebuild, as the word "reset mode" indicates. May Our Lord be with our Irish bretheren at this trying time of purification and reconstruction. In time there will be a Church even stronger than in the past; a revivification of the ancient vigour, per se.