Go here for the full text of the Pope's letter to Ireland.
B16 has proposed the establishment of churches or chapels devoted solely to "Eucharistic Adoration" as the remedy for the Irish Catholic sex abuse scandal.
He has also asked that the bishops and clergy devote prayer and fasting from today through Easter of 2011 as reparation for the sins of the priests and religious abusers.
So, in America, we call this the TV show "The Biggest Loser". If I were an Irish Catholic, I'd be clamoring for the bishops to step on the scale in public today so that a year from this Easter, the faithful will be able to determine just how sorry they really were about this situation.
And I know whom I'd be assigning to scrub the floors of those chapels of Eucharistic Adoration.
Seriously, if no mitered heads roll, this letter may not be enough.