Letter: The Irish church in an educated society

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From Mr Philip Ross

Sir: Surely Mary Kenny doesn't believe the crimes of Catholic priests are something new? It is simply a matter of people being no longer afraid to bring them into the open, due to better education and a more just legal system.

As to being a Catholic country in the 17th century, money was received from Spain. We have yet to know how far this continued. A similar example is to be seen in Catholic Poland, "set up" alongside Protestant Germany.

Yours faithfully,

Philip Ross

Great Ayton,

North Yorkshire

4 October