It is nice to see that the great Irish public has finally accepted that child abuse by the Catholic Church - and the State that entrusted it [why the past participle?] with running its schools - is wrong. No flies on this lot, eh?
And let us not forget the Garda (Irish police force) which ignored complaints - I'm sure they now agree it is wrong too, even having kissed the clergy's ring for so long. See pic.
We now also have a cross party consensus questioning the role of the Vatican in Irish affairs! Great. Took a while - 89 years - but we're there at last.
One pillar of Dev's Official Ireland finally gone. It's a start - albeit a very slow one. Let's count another 89 years for the next. "A haon... a do... a tri..........." Now, there's a clue.
And with that awful thought, here's the Angelus.
Not the official version still aired by Ireland's State broadcaster RTE, mind; an entity that people of all religions - and none - are compelled to support with a licence fee.
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