Tuesday 16 January 2018

Few words for the abused

THE Christmas period normally brings an upsurge in attendance at Mass as families seek to recognise the true spiritual meaning of the day.

It provides an opportunity for reflection and to break away from the hustle and bustle of the last-minute gift shopping and the frenzy of food, drink and television that dominates the festive season in many households.

The larger numbers in the pews also provides an opportunity for the Catholic hierarchy to state their desire to learn from the child abuse scandals and introduce the necessary reforms to ensure there can never be a repeat of these.

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