Tag: Church and State

  • Catholic Church: scandals, abuses and cover-ups

    Catholic Church: scandals, abuses and cover-ups

    Yet another abuse scandal involving the Catholic Church has come to light, this time uncovered by the RTÉ documentary “Blackrock Boys”, which tells of a Spiritan priest who abused his position as an ‘educator’ to prey on young children and eventually rape two brothers at Blackrock College during the 1970s.  

  • Irish referendum – revolutionary implications

    Irish referendum – revolutionary implications

    Irish voters have decisively voted in favour of marriage equality, making Ireland the first country to do so through the ballot box. This was a victory of the future against the past, of the young against the old, of reason against ignorance, of the forward-looking urban areas against the old backward rural Ireland.