Priests have greater access to boys.
The portrayal of Brady as a youthful, ignorant school master is a public relations exercise.
Ireland’s post-revolutionary bourgeoisie let itself off the hook.
Whistleblowers are not promoted to cardinals.
Bishop Brennan even attempted the classic Catholic guilt trip.
To date, there have been two referendums on abortion and both were defeated.
The Irish media continues to take the soft option of blaming the Catholic Church, an act which lets the state off the hook.
The decision to hide a paedophile priest in the boot of a car and drive him to another town was a resolute act to shield a criminal.
Just another Irish sex-abuse scandal. One that demonstrates collusion and cover-up at the highest levels of the Catholic Church.
Until the publication of the Murphy Report, the majority of Irish bishops denied abuse ever took place.