Dateline: April 4

By David Knox on April 3, 2010 / Filed Under Programming 6

Tomorrow night on Dateline George Negus interviews US priest Father Tom Doyle about the widening child sex abuse rocking the Catholic Church.

Doyle, who once worked at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, has been an outspoken critic of the Church’s handling of child sex abuse claims. He says the Church has tried to cover it up and lie to save their own skin.

“I’m not one anymore to mince words, be diplomatic and fart around with this. I mean, I’ve spent 25 years talking to people who’ve been ruined because of this stuff and you know…they ought to sell the Vatican to the Mormons or to Disney or something, and go out and start all over again,” he says.

A provocative interview on Easter Sunday, 8:30pm on SBS ONE.


  1. Kenny April 4, 2010 at 10:07 am -

    @Steve – Agree. Unlock the stolen treasures hidden in the Vatican vaults. Oops, no, that would open a huge can of worms! Convert Vatican City into a high-class gated community for rich Europeans. Get Tim Shaw to market it. “But wait, there’s more, your condo comes adorned with stolen WWII artworks”. Donate the proceeds to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  2. Steve April 4, 2010 at 1:41 am -

    Sell the Vatican… feed the world.

  3. Kenny April 3, 2010 at 8:54 pm -

    @newtaste – Haven’t heard any sickening scandal about Hillsong which compares to the Catholic church. Please enlighten. I’m not a Hillsong member, nor do I have anything against them. Religion per se has no provable foundation. The bible clearly describes in hundreds of places the visitation of “aliens”, “decended from heaven”, “rose into heaven”. No I’m not a Scientologist!!! (God forbid – er, that’s a joke Joyce). “Mission to Mars”, “Chariots of the Gods” are food for thought. Imagine “V” set 2010 years ago. The Catholic church preaches against the bible. God said “you shall have no other God but me and you shall pray only to me”. Catholics pray to Mary and to Jesus. The best thing about religion is it gives us two long weekend twice a year.

  4. Stan April 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm -

    Haha! Good timing from Dateline! I’ll be watching.

  5. newtaste April 3, 2010 at 3:39 pm -

    Kenny – try Hillsong …

  6. Kenny April 3, 2010 at 9:31 am -

    “they ought to sell the Vatican to the Mormons or to Disney or something, and go out and start all over again,” – how spot on he is. Trading Vatican passports for stolen artworks so Nazis could flee to South America, and the worldwide coverups of child abuse crimes commited by their priests and by their nuns . Makes me puke every time I see his “holiness” on TV carrying on as if he’s some “God”. The Catholic church is a pox on society. And the local priest wonders why he doesn’t see me anymore.

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