The Cloyne Report is pretty damning: how can they remain Catholic?

Michael Nugent is a prominent Irish atheist.  He has done a stellar job of analysing the recent Cloyne Report into Irish RCC sponsored and protected child abuse.

http://www.michaelnugent.com/2011/07/20/bishop-magee-lied-and-delib...

 

The interesting piece here is the many lies - and excuses for lying - put out by the RCC clergy.  It's staggering!

The cognitive disonance for Catholics must be enormous now.  They believe on the one hand in this ultra-orthodox, centralised organisation, with claims to infallibility (yes - I know how those claims apply) and a strict belief system from which you cannot vary; at the same time - certainly in Europe - most pew Catholics are socially pretty liberal, apart from on life issues.

So how do you reconcile attempting to be a decent person with remaining Catholic?

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