Showing posts with the label Cloyne Report

Jesus himself would be reported by many today to the police

  Christ Blessing the Children , Nicolaes Maes, 1652-53 [I hope that this post isn't entering into the area of controversy that we have agreed to avoid here. I'm putting only the first part of it here, with a link to the whole post on my own blog. It's really a plea for prayer for the people of Ireland and that the Church there will be able to once again preach the Gospel with genuine authority, an authority it has lost.] 'It is hard going out on the altar these days after Cloyne and Enda Kenny clearly has read the national mood re Vatican etc . . .'  In an email from a friend who is a parish priest in Dublin and is much younger than I am. Three bishops have come out in support of Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny's speech in the Dáil (Irish parliament) last Wednesday. Patsy McGarry quotes the bishops in an article in yesterday's Irish Times , Kenny reflected anger, says bishop . Bishop Noel Treanor of Down and Connor, which includes Belfast and i