IRA terrorists should visit the homes of their victims to see the extent of the grief their latest outrage has caused, the Primate of All Ireland said this week.
Cardinal Cahai Daly, speaking after the deaths of seven Protestant construction workers blown up at Omagh, said: "I only wish they could visit the homes of those whose families they have murdered to see what they have done to their fellow human beings.
"What purpose does it serve? What would they feel like if it happened in their homes?"
However, Cardinal Daly also warned of the consequences of declaring all-out war on the IRA, and expressed opposition to the re-introduction of internment, describing it as counterproductive. He said there was no quick way of defeating terrorism, and that such action might lead to conflict with whole Catholic communities.
He asked whether all-out war against IRA terrorists would also mean "all-out war against the entire community from which they come and in which they may be hiding out".
The seven died when a minibus carrying the construction workers from a contract at a British Army barracks was blown up by a 1,500lb bomb.
. A parish priest described as "the final insult" an apology from the IRA for the death of Michael Logue, who died in a separate bombing incident last Monday.