State has failed to act on abuse
Published 17/03/2010 | 05:00
THE reluctance of Cardinal Brady and his "superiors" to notify gardai of crimes contrasts very much with the approach adapted by the Catholic Church in the past.
During the Counter-Reformation it was the policy of the church to "relax" anybody who was found to disagree with it to the "secular arm".
The secular arm would then kill that person.