David Quinn: Vatican of today does not deserve Government's hysterical attack
Published 22/07/2011 | 05:00
THE reaction of the Government to the Vatican's 1997 letter to the Irish bishops as outlined in the Cloyne Report has been one of almost complete hysteria.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny's statement to the Dail on Wednesday was delivered against this background.
In the sort of language normally associated with a Richard Dawkins or Ian Paisley, he accused the Vatican of "dysfunction, disconnection, elitism . . . narcissism" and effectively of not caring about the "rape and torture of children".