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By Diogenes (articles ) | May 01, 2006

Fr. Charles Curran, priest of the Diocese of Rochester, NY, prime-time dissident, and Diet Dr Pepper® Professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University, has some harsh words for the crisis of leadership in the Irish Church.

Referring to how scandals have racked the Irish Church over the past decade, [Curran] observed: "The church itself has not dealt creatively with the problems it is facing internally and with the growing secularisation in Ireland".

Fr Curran, who teaches at Southern Methodist College in Dallas, Texas, added: "The hierarchical leadership has been slow to act and has not responded to the many problems facing the church today".

And where was Curran delivering these remarks? At St Patrick's College, Maynooth. About that leadership crisis, Father: the location of your podium proves your point.

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  • Posted by: - May. 04, 2006 8:21 PM ET USA

    Dr.Pepper's ingredient -Prune Juice- nuff said!

  • Posted by: - May. 02, 2006 3:40 PM ET USA

    Wow! What incisive thinking!

  • Posted by: - May. 02, 2006 8:55 AM ET USA

    If he were to lose his dissident Catholic audience, he would quickly fade to insignificance.

  • Posted by: Sterling - May. 01, 2006 11:19 PM ET USA

    Can it be that the Irish Catholics are getting a little repayment for how harshly it dealt with other immigrant groups in this country, when they were in the ascendancy? There are many Poles and Italians and other ethnic groups in the U.S.A. in the 30's, 40's, and 50's, who left the Church because they were made to feel as youngsters in the Catholic schools that they were not really wanted or "true" Catholics as the Irish Catholic children supposedly were.

  • Posted by: Gino - May. 01, 2006 3:40 PM ET USA

    Like all liberals; he thinks what he did or said in the past is forgotten. The blogs and such as yourseld Diogenes put the lie to his thinking.

  • Posted by: parochus - May. 01, 2006 12:03 PM ET USA

    Will this sophistry never end? One day it's guitars; the next it's Diet Dr Pepper. O tempora, o mores!

  • Posted by: - May. 01, 2006 12:00 PM ET USA

    Hey! I LIKE Diet Dr. Pepper!

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