Garry O'Sullivan

Editor, Irish Catholic

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Editor of the Irish Catholic, an independent Catholic newspaper, published in Ireland since 1888

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The US Conference of Catholic Bishops supports universal healthcare, but took a stand  against the Senate bill  on the grounds that it might allow federal money to subsidize abortions.

Sex Abuse, Celibacy and Politics in the Roman Catholic Church

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Sexual abuse by priests has cost the Roman Catholic Church both members and money in the US. An avalanche of cases in Europe could cost even more.

Sex Abuse, Celibacy and Politics in the Roman Catholic Church

Sexual abuse by priests has cost the Roman Catholic Church both members and money in the US. An avalanche of cases in Europe could cost even more.

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