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James Carroll

Haunted by Irish rosary beads

By James Carroll
June 8, 2009

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It has taken a couple of weeks to get the mind around the revelations of the Irish report on child abuse at schools and orphanages that were run by Catholic orders like the Sisters of Mercy and the Christian Brothers. Yes, the perpetrators should be identified and prosecuted. And yes, the structures of the church that allowed for such clerical betrayal should be changed. But the abuse report requires a broader examination of conscience than that. (Full article: 720 words)

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