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David Quinn: Martin should give credit where it's due

Published 14/05/2010 | 05:00

SPEECHES by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin are often a bit like Rorschach inkblot tests.

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Different people read different meanings into them. None of his speeches to date have illustrated this better than the one he delivered on Monday night to the Knights of St Columbanus.

In it he spoke about the way "Church academics and church publicists can today calmly act as pundits on the roots of the sexual abuse scandals in the church as if they were totally extraneous to the scandal". Who does he mean, everyone asked?

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