“DO we want to have a culture of Podge and Rodge, or one of decency and respect?” Archbishop Sean Brady asks. Will the gruesome twosome become our new favourite pincushion for all social ills? Well, their “coarseness and aggression” is represented in the “dehumanisation” of society. Two paragraphs later in Patsy McArdle’s article, Brady argues that he’s learned a lot in the last decade about how people suffered sexual abuse in his church, and points out how a church – maybe not unfairly – can change. Just to clarify: muppets on RTE – antichrists, past child abuse – reformable. Good job he never saw Father Ted.
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