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Maurice Hayes: Canon law has as much validity as golf club rules

Published 15/07/2011 | 05:00

At a time when bishops and churchmen were protesting their commitment to the new regime, the whole thing was being rubbished by the Vatican
At a time when bishops and churchmen were protesting their commitment to the new regime, the whole thing was being rubbished by the Vatican

'Cloyne Report: Confirmation that Church structures have been proved to be effective'

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That is a headline you would search long and hard for in the Irish papers and fail to find -- yet it is the quite remarkable claim made by Cardinal Sean Brady in a television interview.

It can only amplify the cry of pain of the parent of a deceased victim of clerical child abuse in the diocese of Cloyne: "They still don't get it."

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