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Having one’s cake and eating it too

. Roughly the same period also saw the escalation of the Irish Catholic Church abuse scandal, 5 precipitating a pastoral letter of apology from Pope Benedict XVI in March 2010. Had Colegate been writing a decade later like Horowitz, she might have been less inclined to choose a clergyman for her novel’s protagonist, who not only discovers the abuse but is killed while helping to save some of the violated slum children from a fire set by the perpetrator. The clergyman’s self-sacrifice would have smacked of apologia. All too

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