Sunday 25 February 2018

Celibate slur . . . Help . . . Mistakes . . . Snakeoil

John Cooney (Irish Independent, April 13) seems to think that Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone made a gaffe by suggesting that homosexuality was connected with child abuse and that clerical celibacy wasn't.

People get very offended when a link is made between homosexuality and child abuse. Yet it is now acceptable to suggest that celibates are more prone to sexual abuse and perversion than others. What an appalling slur on those who live healthy, celibate lives.

Tracy Williams
Dun Laoghaire

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