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Irish essayist sees 'venomous' attack on Church

Catholic World News - October 14, 2011

Writing in the Irish Times, John Waters deplores the "venomous" media criticism of Catholic priests.

"Carefully nurtured public prejudice ensures that, when condemning a church figure, it’s impossible to go too far," Waters argues. He elaborates:

Under cover of the legitimate requirement to expose wrongdoing by church figures resides a vicious demeanour of hostility and dismissiveness towards Catholicism, which it is impossible to challenge without being accused of defending the indefensible.

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  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Oct. 15, 2011 5:10 PM ET USA

    Attacks on the Catholic Church will always continue,because Satan is behind them. The Church follows Jesus's commands and will not retaliate with violence as Islam does.

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