Shame on Roman dictators
Madam -- I refer to the article in the Sunday Independent, Sunday, April 29, 2012, headed 'Vatican's gag on Fr D'Arcy breaks BBC's guidelines', written by Jerome Reilly. I believe that the revelations that Fr D'Arcy and other Catholic priests in Ireland are now having 'their opinions' censored by Rome, only helps to demonstrate the lengths the Vatican will go to in an effort to keep control. They have been clearly losing control in this country for some time, especially since their diabolical handling of the recent clerical abuse scandals.
It seems the Vatican has very little to do -- or does it? The 'out of the blue' focus on the writings of, for example Fr Brian D'Arcy, certainly leaves a lot to be desired. It would, however, make one wonder what does the Vatican really fear? I am sure they did not count on the BBC being involved in the shameful censoring tactics.
Fr D'Arcy is loved in this country by both Catholics and non-Catholics. Shame on the Vatican for such 'iron-fisted' ruling of their flock and priests. It should be delighted it has such wonderful ambassadors in the first instance. Where is the Vatican's Christianity in all of this, one might ask?