THERE is a terrible irony and sadness in the fact that on the very day that one of the traditional authority figures in our society — a cardinal of the Catholic Church — finally accepts that a person, an office, entrusted with such authority, can no longer seek refuge in secrecy, obfuscation or legal point scoring, that our Taoiseach turns to the High Court to stymie the Mahon Tribunal’s investigations into his finances.
Tue, 12 Feb, 2008
NORMALLY, it’s the other way around. You see the words ‘archbishop’, ‘hurt’ and ‘remark’ and you can join the dots. Archbishop Connell must have spoken his mind again. Perhaps he’s made a comment on inter-communion or marriage, or some other touchy subject. The Irish Times is offended. Liberal theologians are lamenting. Outraged callers are ringing Liveline.
Wed, 17 Mar, 2004
REPRESENTATIVES of those abused by the clergy have accused the Church of gross dishonesty and deception after it emerged that bishops negotiated insurance deals to cover compensation payments years before it acknowledged the scale of the problem.
Thu, 06 Feb, 2003