Faithful should have spoken out
Where was Sean Collins (Letters, March 15) when decent churchgoing people were shell-shocked by devastating reports outlining the crimes of paedophilia committed by the Catholic clergy and religious?
Trusted men who were consecrated to Jesus Christ had indulged in the debauch of vulnerable Irish children. Moreover, the senior clergy, right up to the Vatican Curia, conspired to cover it up.
This left the violators free to continue to abuse.