Old pervert goes to jail
Two friends are chatting over a pint and and one of them is trying hard to explain what a Freudian slip is. Look, he says. It’s when you mean to […]
There was a time when Planet Ireland orbited its own smug, self-satisfied star, held on course by a mysterious force known as certainty. That was an era when Irish missionaries […]
The new Pontius Pilates?
More guidelines. More spin. More dishonesty. More of the same.
Catharsis for one man
This briefing document was sent by the Catholic Communications Office to every Catholic diocese in advance of the publication of the report on child abuse. Pay special attention to the […]
The report by the Commission on Child Abuse has been published. It deals with abuse in industrial schools and reformatories in Ireland, and its conclusions are truly sickening.
Not before time, John Magee has been replaced as bishop of Cloyne, though he retains the title in a futile attempt to save his dignity. The official explanation for his […]
John Magee, the Catholic bishop of Cloyne, has apologised to victims of clerical sex abuse, but the apology is designed solely to save Magee’s own hypocritical arse. John Magee couldn’t […]