The Stain Still Spreads

Marie Collins was a 13-year-old hospital patient when Father Paul McGennis sexually abused her in 1960. Thirty-five years later he was still a priest and she found the courage to complain to the office of Dublin's Archbishop, Desmond Connell. There she found a stony bureaucratic indifference that has made her so angry she now wants to file criminal charges against the archdiocese for covering up McGennis' crime. "The abuse didn't take away my religion," says Collins, a Dublin housewife who no longer attends Mass. "The two years trying to get Cardinal Connell to do the right thing...

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