Mar 13, 2010

Catholic Church allowed abuse – now wants cash

I've a new post up on GlobalComment

After the Ryan and Murphy reports, were published, shock and anger reverberated throughout Ireland and the world. Questions of how the people of Ireland have failed children so grievously were raised in the media, while the Catholic hierarchy engaged in defence and obfuscation. And then the furore died down, and people went back to worrying about the recession.

Few read the Ryan and Murphy reports and understandably so. No one wants to believe that members of the Church behaved so violently, or that the Church itself was not interested in stopping the violence. The fact that children were the victims made the horror complete.

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