It’s a sin to tar the good name of all priests

By David Quinn
Sunday Times
July 7, 2019

Taoiseach’s gaffe reveals how the image of church leaders as hypocrites has been drilled into the Irish psyche without question

While I am having a pint with a couple of people in a city-centre pub one evening, a fellow comes up to me and announces: “I want you to know that you are the worst person in Ireland and I hope you have a horrible, horrible life.”

My two companions are shocked but not entirely surprised. One of the hazards of being a columnist is that from time to time you will be spotted by someone who hates your guts — and wants you to know it. The chances of this happening go up when your views are, well, unfashionable.


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