Aside from Ireland's anger at the Vatican over the issue of sexual abuse, I gathered from the article that there is rebellion against the Catholic church in general due to its historically undue influence over matters of state. This reminds me of what occurred here in Canada in the province of Quebec. Much like in Ireland, the Catholic church dominated public life in Quebec for many decades until people had finally enough and threw it off. Now your hard pressed to find any remaining vestiges of the church in public life. In fact, Quebec has become so secular that they are going the European route and not allowing ANY religious associations in public life, crosses and Muslim headscarfs being the most notable targets.
Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.