Lost credibility of our church leaders
IT may not be Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams's place to speak about the troubles of the Irish Catholic Church, but sadly it does not take away from the truth of Dr Williams's words: the Catholic Church in Ireland has lost all credibility.
I do not interpret this as applying to ordinary decent Irish Catholics attending Masses and who rightly are determined to hold on to their faith.
The lost credibility applies to their church leaders. It applies to their bishops, priests and Christian Brothers who continue to resist the truth and have not between them been instrumental in bringing a single perpetrator to justice. They have, however, effectively continued to hide the truth.