Storming the Vatican from within

Storming the Vatican from within

The Catholic Church may be in crisis in Ireland, but former President Mary McAleese’s articulate, carefully argued rebellion could have influence well beyond this country

Who would have thought that, with a papal visit imminent, it would continue to be open season on the Irish Catholic Church? It seems the visit will attract almost as many protesters as penitents. When it gets to the point where a singer is refusing an opportunity to perform for a potential global audience in protest, we really are in new territory. Day in, day out, it seems, the cupboards empty out their skeletons. The ghosts are everywhere.

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