Just no place for arrogant beliefs
Published 16/03/2010 | 05:00
I JUST listened, open-mouthed, to the defence of the Catholic primate's position by the church spokesman, Monsignor Maurice Dooley, on RTE.
As he spoke, I waited for him to make some remark that would show he had some shred of humanity or a sense of the common good, but he failed to redeem himself in any way.
I can only conclude that this blind adherence to a kind of 'Spanish Inquisition' Catholicism is based on some kind of naive belief that they (people like Dooley and Brady) are superior to the common man or woman, and that the protection of their positions of power at the expense of innocent children can be justified by some warped sense of right and wrong.