The Future of the Catholic Church in Ireland: Synodality and the Wounds of Abuse


‘Where does thinking get us?’ she said. ‘All thinking does is bring you down… If you want to get on in life, there’s things you have to ignore, so you can keep on’ – Eileen in Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

‘Commendable efforts have been made to prevent a recurrence and, in many ways, the social conditions which gave rise to those realities have passed away. However, the reckoning with these truths has yet to happen for the Church as a whole, and for Irish society as a whole’ – Dermot McCarthy



Gerry O’Hanlon