The Rape of Irish Children

McCann, Eamonn
Date Written:  2009-12-04
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2009
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX11549

A State which had genuine concern for its children would have responded to the report by taking decisive action to remove the Catholic bishops as patrons of primary schools. Three thousand of 3,200 primaries in the Republic have bishops as patrons - with the power to hire and fire and complete control over the school's 'ethos'. No less appropriate category of men could be imagined to have such power over the moral formation of children.

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