All eyes look to Rome for key abuse summit

The Vatican has a key role to play in acknowledging failures Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Michael Kelly   Nothing has done more to damage the credibility of the Church’s witness to the Gospel in recent decades than what we tend to collectively refer to as ‘the scandals’. The abuse of children and vulnerable adults by…

Making sense of suffering

“A punch in the stomach followed by a kick in the teeth” – that’s how a priest described his reaction to the death of Fr John Cummins. A priest of the Kildare and Leighlin Diocese, 52-year-old Fr John died in an accident last week. Speaking at the requiem Mass for Fr John, Bishop Denis Nulty recalled…