Anglican Samizdat

April 7, 2010

What’s the difference between Toyota and the Catholic Church?

Filed under: Roman Catholic child abuse — David Jenkins @ 10:24 pm
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Toyota realises that covering up their blunders could put them out of business:

Toyota exec pleaded: ‘We need to come clean’

VP fretted accelerator issues might ‘put us out of business,’ emails reveal…..

“We better just hope that they can get NHTSA [National Highway Traffic Safety Administration] to work with us in coming [up] with a workable solution that does not put us out of business,” Miller wrote.

The Catholic Church doesn’t …..

Bishop Bishop Noël Treanor delivered a powerful homily in Belfast yesterday, Maundy Thursday, in the cathedral church of his diocese of Down and Connor. He spelled out his anger at the ‘inept management and cover-up by some bishops’ and his ‘bewilderment at seemingly inadequate communications systems in the Church.’…….

Irish Catholic Primate Cardinal Sean Brady’s authority is seriously damaged by the crisis. He has said he will announce at Pentecost his decision about his future. Sources indicated last night that he had made up his mind to go, but is more recently considering asking the Pope if he can cling on for another two years, with a co-adjutor Archbishop appointed to run the Roman Catholic Church alongside him, as he was appointed to assist Cardinal Cahal Daly in 1994.

Clearly, even now, he still just does not get it.

….. realise that at all:

A senior cardinal has said the Roman Catholic faithful will not be swayed by “petty gossip” about child sex-abuse allegations…..

Meanwhile, the Pope’s personal preacher has apologised for comparing criticism of the Catholic Church over child abuse to “collective violence suffered by the Jews” in a Good Friday sermon.


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