Pádraig McCarthy welcomes the publication of a survey of Dublin priests’ responses to the Murphy report, which was compiled by Alan Hilliard and published under the title ‘A Window on Murphy‘.
Tony Flannery raises the questions over the protection of child abuser Maciel Degollado which remain unanswered — a major issue that the new Pope will need to deal with if he is to attempt to reform the Curia (article first published in the Irish Times on 11 March).
Padraig McCarthy reviews Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s response to the legal review of the Murphy Report, agreeing that it makes valid points — but also pointing out that there is more to be said.
The Statement made by the Minister was very strong, as you can read. Fr. Kevin Reynolds’ good name was vindicated in the High Court on November 17th 2011. One week later Minister Shatter has not uttered a single word of apology to Fr. Kevin Reynolds for these slanderous comments. Should the Minister step aside?
Eugene Cullen Kennedy argues that the sex abuse scrisis can be traced back to the hierarchicalmodel of the Church promoted by the Council of Trent (first published in the National Catholic Reporter on 20 February 2014: read the original article here).
Fr Paddy Banville asks if the leadership of the Catholic Church in Ireland is willing to sacrifice unjustly-accused priests on the altar of child protection, in his article published in The Irish Catholic, 15 March 2012