Sunday 22 January 2017

In other words

Published 09/09/2011 | 05:00

•In seeking to extricate itself from the cover-up of the rape of children by Catholic priests, the Vatican uses a stream of impressive-sounding Latin phrases: "nisi ab Apostolica Sede recognita", "recognitio", "Donum Veritatis", "Magisterium ", "Lumen Gentium", "Crimen Sollicitationis", "indults", "Sacramentorum sanctitatis tutela", "Normae de gravioribus delictis".

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They forgot one: "res ipsa loquitur" -- the thing speaks for itself.

Dr John Doherty
Gaoth Dobhair, Co Donegal

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