Reported at Yahoo today:
"DUBLIN – Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has told priests that the Vatican has rejected the resignations of his two auxiliary bishops following their reported involvement in the Roman Catholic Church's cover-up of child abuse.
Benedict summoned Ireland's bishops to Rome in February to discuss the Dublin Archdiocese scandal. The following month the pope published an unprecedented pastoral letter to the Irish Catholic people that...studiously avoided any acknowledgment of hierarchy culpability in covering up crimes."
The Catholic Church is not (and has not been for probably centuries) a real religion; instead it is far more comparable to some sort of mafia-like gang of criminals. It's long past time when we as a nation stop giving them tax breaks and other signs that they have any more role in decent society than any other organized group of pedophiles.