Dirty Linen


Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Kate O’Neill, in The Times Ireland edition, reports:

The archbishop [Diarmuid Martin] said the suggestion that the pontiff would visit a former Magdalene laundry during his visit was just speculation.

“The question of all victims will be looked at. There are victims of institutions, survivors of abuse by priests, Magdalene laundries, the mother and baby homes, we are looking at all of those,” he said.

Pope protesters decried as ‘spoilsports’ (Kate O’Neill, The Times Ireland edition)

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16 thoughts on “Dirty Linen

    1. realPolithicks

      As usual they’ll tie themselves in a gordian knot trying to pretend they care whilst at the same time not exposing frank to any unpleasantness aka bad publicity.

      1. Cian

        Nothing to do with Frank. It’s all to do with money.

        They moved all their properties into ‘trusts’ so it was off-limits for compensation.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          they issued a statement expressing regret for the sexual, physical and psychological abuse of thousands of vulnerable people over several decades, but seemingly that’s enough for some people

          case closed. please move on. nothing else to see. it’s over.

        2. realPolithicks

          “Nothing to do with Frank.”

          What a naive comment, he’s the head of their PR department. He makes all these statements decrying the appalling abuse blah blah blah, but doesn’t actually do anything about it.

  1. Brother Barnabas

    “the question of victims will be looked at”

    is there no end to these people’s decency, kindness, generosity of spirit…?

          1. Daisy Chainsaw

            True. How many raped children is enough? If the CEO of Coca Cola or Kellogs moved rapists from one office to another and tried to cover up child abuse on a mass scale would you support those companies?

          2. Yep

            I don’t support those companies now, Daisy.

            To be clear, I don’t support the Catholic church. Churches of any kind actually.

  2. Truth in the News

    Since Pope Francis is going to visit Knock, a place called Tuam is less than 20 miles
    away perhaps he might go there first, the Irish Catholic Church is using the Popes visit
    to hide their past and put all the skeletons back in the cupboard and to make sure nothing
    more is unearthed in Tuam or elsewhere.
    What about inviting Catherine Corless or indeed one of the victims of all this past injustice
    run for President.

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