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Irish Church under fire from politicians, media (news roundup)

Catholic World News - July 18, 2011

Political leaders and media commentators in Ireland continue to pour criticism on the Catholic hierarchy, in the wake of a report that exposed a shocking failure to respond to sex-abuse complaints in the Cloyne diocese.

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  • Posted by: RC - Jul. 18, 2011 9:27 PM ET USA

    I am puzzled by Abp. Martin's comment as to whether Bp. Magee might to serve in public ministry again. If this is a mere opinion, it doesn't belong in the public domain; it seems to violate the principle that bishops are judged only by the Pope.

  • Posted by: wolfdavef3415 - Jul. 18, 2011 5:32 PM ET USA

    “You cannot say that what was happening in Cloyne is definitely not happening in other dioceses,” she said. This is logically fallacious. You also cannot say it isn't happening in the police department. Or the Irish Government. But, in politics, the pitchforks always win over common sense. The effort should be expended on the future, not wasted on the past.

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