Dublin Archbishop slams Irish Catholic orders over abuse

[Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid] Martin said many church leaders remained “in denial” following a nine-year investigation by a commission, which published a devastating 2,600-page report five days ago.

He said the report documented beyond any doubt “church institutions where children were placed in the care of people with practically no morals.”

He also said the orders need to cough up the money they’ve promised now, no more excuses, no more delays. The eighteen orders, who own enormous amounts of property, have been stonewalling on paying.

The Catholic Church is so large and has been around so long that inevitably some parts of it will do hideous things while other parts will do the right thing.

The Archbishop of Dublin is doing the right thing.


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