DUBLIN (AP) — A new investigation into the Catholic Church's chronic cover-up of child abuse found Wednesday that a rural diocese and its bishop ignored Irish church rules requiring all suspected molestation cases to be reported to police — and the Vatican encouraged this concealment.I didn't say it; they did. Go here to read the full story.
The government, which ordered the probe into 1996-2009 cover-ups in the County Cork diocese of Cloyne, warned its findings suggest that parishes across Ireland could pose a continuing danger to children's welfare today.
July 13, 2011
Priests continue to pose risks to Catholic children
The New York Times has a story today about child abuse by Irish priests. Here's an excerpt: