Perversion of Power

From Whispers in the Loggia, on a terrible topic that nevertheless can not be ignored:

It might be Thanksgiving here in the States, but in Ireland, this Thursday’s mood is one of stunned, furious sadness.

After a three-year state inquiry, today saw the release of the Murphy Report into clergy sex-abuse in the archdiocese of Dublin, which implicated the city’s four previous archbishops in its conclusion that “no doubt” could be had over the presence of a decades-long cover-up of abusive clergy coupled with the mistreatment of survivors — a state of affairs in which both the government and the police were complicit, and for which both quickly apologized this afternoon.

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