David Quinn: An uneasy peace follows State's war with Vatican
Published 09/09/2011 | 05:00
ALMOST everything the public knows about both the Cloyne Report and the Vatican's response to it, has been filtered through the media.
The public therefore has a very faulty understanding of both documents and where the truth lies between the Irish Government and the Holy See in this whole affair.
For example, most people probably imagine that the Cloyne Report revealed that Catholic priests were sexually abusing children throughout the diocese down almost to the present day, and that the Vatican frustrated every attempt to control them.