Diarmuid Martin is getting impatient. He's been a singular voice speaking out for action on this since 2009.
Maureen Dowd lionizes Martin in her weekend New York Times column and lambastes the Vatican in the process:
In return for doing the right thing, he has been ostracized by fellow bishops in Ireland and snubbed by the Holy See.
Showing again that it prefers denial to remorse, the Vatican undermined Martin's call for accountability. In 2009, after the Irish government's 700-page Murphy report on sexual abuse came out, Pope Benedict XVI refused to accept the resignations of two Irish bishops who presided over dioceses where abuse cases were mishandled.
The following year, when Martin expected to be named cardinal, the pope passed him over.