David Quinn: Bishops' intervention is simply the normal business of democracy
THE Catholic bishops appeared before the Oireachtas hearings on abortion yesterday. To be more precise, Bishop Christopher Jones and Fr Tim Bartlett appeared.
Both performed very capably, Fr Bartlett to such an extent it's a wonder that he is not yet a bishop.
This is simply the latest intervention on the issue of abortion from the Catholic hierarchy since the Savita Halappanavar story broke.