David Quinn: Martin must show leadership now, even if it costs him moral capital
HAVE the Catholic bishops been offering the necessary leadership on the abortion question since the Government flagged its intention to implement the X Case ruling? The short answer is yes, but they need to go further.
On the credit side of the ledger, they have issued several statements on the matter and various bishops including Leo O'Reilly, Denis Brennan and Diarmuid Martin have appeared on programmes to speak about the topic.
In the diocese of Cork and Ross, Bishop John Buckley had a specially written statement read out at all Masses last weekend.