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Ireland and the Vatican – links to major press reports and comment

There have been many reports of the row between the Irish Government and the Vatican, which has been so severe that yesterday the Catholic Herald published an article titled – Debate: Is there any hope for Catholic Ireland?

Church News Ireland presents this review of the major news sources, accounts and analyses of the past week, with links to the original articles.

The Catholic Herald
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2011/07/29/debate-is-there-any-hope-for-catholic-ireland/

The Church Times has carried two reports by Gregg Ryan. Last week there was: Ireland: abuse report leads to Church-State rift.
http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/content.asp?id=115840
This week there is: Irish PM excoriates Vatican as Nuncio is flown home.
http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/content.asp?id=116138

This weekend, the Guardian, in its Face to Faith column, has George Pitcher - The Vatican response to the child abuse row in Ireland looks like repentance-lite.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2011/jul/29/vatican-child-abuse-row-ireland

And on Comment is free -  belief Massimo Franco writes about Sex abuse scandals and the secularisation of sin.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2011/jul/29/sex-abuse-scandals-catholic-church

The Tablet has an editorial: Ireland needs a healing touch.
http://www.thetablet.co.uk/article/161521

Earlier, Ferdinand von Prondsynski wrote: The RC Church in Ireland, coming out fighting: a wise strategy?

http://universitydiary.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/the-rc-church-in-ireland-coming-out-fighting-a-wise-strategy/