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Catholic League: Hysteria over Irish Clergy Abuse Comments

The Irish report suffers from conflating minor instances of abuse with serious ones, thus demeaning the latter. Continue Reading

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  1. M.Tuttle
    5 years ago

    Irish investigators spent 9 years researching these incidents. They uncovered documentation from the Catholic Church clearly showing that priests, brothers, and nuns were moved around within the church in order to cover-up what was happening. These were institutions that were run and staffed with representatives of Catholic Church...any instances of inappropriate behavior are indefensible. These children were just that, children. Whether they were troubled is not the issue. They were a ward of the Irish Government and under the care of the Catholic Church. They each deserved a warm bed, age-appropriate education, and to be free of fear that a priest, brother, or nun would kiss, touch, strike, beat, or rape them. I wonder if the persons who penned the above words have children and if they do, would they be outraged if their child was ill-treated in this manner?

  2. Eddie Malpica
    5 years ago

    This is one of the most disgusting articles I have ever read. I would never have believed that the Catholic League would become apologists for child abusers. I guess victims of abuse aren't as important as maintaining the image of the Irish church.

  3. debbie brace
    5 years ago

    i think it is disgraceful to defend this practice. when you know of the damage this has done to countless people

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