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- Déjà vu: Phoebe Prince & Catholic Church scandal
- Archbishops of Canterbury who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
- Nobody buying what Catholic Church defenders selling
I doubt I am the only person who feels an uneasy sense of déjà vu in the ongoing child sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church, and the bullying and subsequent tragic suicide of teenage Irish immigrant Phoebe Prince in South Hadley, MA.
On the surface, they are very different tragedies. But when you dig a bit deeper, the disquieting similarities cannot be ignored.
The Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has taken inter-religious rivalry, and even prejudice, to a new low, attacking the Irish Catholic Church as it (and the entire Church) struggles to deal with a terrible and longstanding child sex-abuse scandal.
"I was speaking to an Irish friend recently," Williams told the BBC of a conversation with a likely non-existent person, "who was saying that it's quite difficult in some parts of Ireland to go down the street wearing a clerical collar now.