Saturday 21 April 2018

'Backward times' no excuse for abuse

IT almost beggars belief that there are people defending the Pope and the bishops on the grounds that 'things were different then'.

I know Ireland was a backward, repressive country until recently, but I'm not aware that abusing children, torturing those with special needs, mistreating those in industrial schools, selling the babies of women forced to slave away in Magdalene laundries and whatever else the church is still keeping secret, were normal at any time, be it 1875 or 1975.

Just as political corruption has always been with us doesn't make it right or something we should just passively accept.

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