Church of Ireland Comment

Unacknowledged scandals

Nov 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Church of Ireland Comment

The emergence of a scandalous story of sexual abuse associated with the Church of Ireland is not a surprise. That the Church of Ireland did not have problems of institutional abuse owed much more to fact that very few institutions existed in the Church of Ireland than to the church being any more virtuous than the Roman Catholic church.

In our small corner of the Irish Midlands there was a small Church of Ireland primary school which in the 1940s had a falling number of its pupils on its roll. A scheme was …