Donegal priest: church response to abuse report was weak and spineless

A Donegal priests has described the church as now an obstacle to faith.

Fr Edward Kilpatrick used his sermon yesterday, like most priests across the county, to respond to the publication of the Murphy Report into clerical child sexual abuse in the Dublin Archdiocese.

Fr Kilpatrick said it was a measure of the arrogance of the bishops in Ireland that only some had responded to the reports finding and when they did, it was in statements that were weak, spineless and mealymouthed.