If you didn’t catch RTÉ’s The Late Debate on Thursday night last (in a week awash with RTÉ fawning over the exit of the Pope from office) then we highly recommend catching up now.
MP3 from the RTÉ website can be downloaded here
Fr. Joe Mcdonald of Ballyfermot and Senator Ronan Mullen of LaLa Land first complained that there was an atheist on the panel before rounding on an abuse survivor, Marie Collins, for claiming the church leadership had failed to deal with abuse well enough. After their agressive behaviour McDonald complained
“I got a lot of texts and emails and the general tenor is that, on the day that it was, when the Pope left Rome, could RTÉ for once not lay off the Church scandals and be a bit more circumspect and a bit more balanced?”
It get’s really tasty from around the 37 minute mark as the masks slip from Mullen & McDonald. It would be shocking if we didn’t already know about child abuse and those covering it up and blaming the victims.
More from The Examiner here: Priest accuses RTE of imbalance in abuse row