This week they said


This week's top news stories in quotes

Sexual abuse was endemic in boys institutions . . . – Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse in some 216 childcare institutions run by the Catholic Church in Ireland between 1930 and 1990 and supposedly inspected by the Department of Education.

I am profoundly sorry and deeply ashamed that children suffered in such awful ways . . .

– Cardinal Seán Brady.

I think of those in religious orders and some of the clergy in Dublin who have to face these facts from their past, which instinctively and quite naturally they’d rather not look at. That takes courage, and also we shouldn’t forget that this account today will also overshadow all of the good that they also did.

– Catholic Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols on the Ryan report.

It is an outrageous statement to make . . .

– John Kelly of Soca, Irish Survivors of Child Abuse, on Dr Nichols’s comment.