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Irish columnist says Dublin archbishop needs to offer positive vision

Catholic World News - July 30, 2012

A columnist in the Irish Examiner has criticizes Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin for speaking about the problems facing the Church without offering the faithful any real reasons to have confidence that the problems can be overcome.

The archbishop has earned praise from some commentators for his blunt appraisal of the sex-abuse scandal and his willingness to criticize other Church leaders, at least implicitly, for their failure to address the problem. But that candor comes at a cost, argues Patricia Casey.

"Often Archbishop Martin sounds more like a commentator on the Church rather than one of its leaders," writes Casey. "He analyses the problem but does not offer a solution. "

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