Irish essayist sees 'venomous' attack on Church
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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