Irish child abuse

Irish child abuse

Arnold Jago

The Premier of Ireland, Enda Kenny, condemns the Catholic Church about bishops failing to turn over to the police priests accused of child abuse: "The rape and torture of children were downplayed or 'managed', to uphold instead the primacy of the Institution, its power, standing and reputation."

If Premier Kenny looks around his parliament, he knows there are MP child-abusers, child-porn-watchers and other no-goods. Our whole society needs to change. But it's easier to attack the Church.

The betrayal of trust committed by unfaithful priests is an evil without equal. Obviously.

The rest of us, however, while lamenting priestly sin, shouldn't devote too much time to it - but concentrate on checking our own selves. Mostly our minds are far from pure.

Pray to God for the gift of personal purity.

ARNOLD JAGO (DR)
Mildura, Vic

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