‘The Roman Catholic Church will wade into the general election campaign next week with a controversial document condemning the loss of virtue in public life.’ The Times 27/2/2010
Would this be the same Roman Catholic Church, which has for years suppressed and covered up the abuse of children by its priests? Would this be the same Catholic Church, who’s Bishops colluded with the abusers by covering up their offences and blaming the victims? Is it the same church that took out insurance against the discovery of their cover up, but then did nothing to root out the abusers for the next ten years in Ireland? Is this the same Vatican who refused to co-operate with the recent Irish Inquiry on spurious grounds of ‘diplomatic recognition’? And set aside huge sums of money to pay off victims and buy their silence? Is this the same church that condemns the use of condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS in third world countries?
Oh! It is.