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

The Church Times has carried two reports by Gregg Ryan. Last week there was: Ireland: abuse report leads to Church-State rift.
This week there is: Irish PM excoriates Vatican as Nuncio is flown home.

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.

And on Comment is free –  belief Massimo Franco writes about Sex abuse scandals and the secularisation of sin.

The Tablet has an editorial: Ireland needs a healing touch.

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