Posts Tagged ‘Coping International’

Guidelines for priests who father children Comments 0

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Children fathered by priests must be have their needs “given the first consideration”, say guidelines issued by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in May. No-one knows how many children have priests or religious as parents. Some suggest there could be thousands. The “Principles of Responsibility Regarding Priests who Father Children While in Ministry” was written Read more

Irish bishops to fund help for children of priests Comments 0

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have agreed to provide funds for any counselling required by clients of a support group for children of priests. Irish-based Coping International was assured by the bishops that this support would be forthcoming. The bishops made this decision at their autumn meeting in October last year. The therapy would be provided through Read more