THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOM O'GORMAN
|TOM O'GORMAN AND HIS LARGE HOME IN DUBLIN|
Tom O'Gorman, the Irish right wing Roman Catholic activist was buried yesterday in Castleknowck, Dublin.
Mr O'Gorman was murdered a couple of weeks ago by his Italian "lodger" Savario Bellente.
The more disturbing reports at the time of the murder spoke of the crime taking place during the playing of a chess game and of Bellente eating some of Mr O'Gorman's organs. Bellente is now in the care of the doctors at Dublin's central criminal hospital and his future is in the hands of those doctors and the Irish courts.
All in all is was a dreadful and shocking tragedy.
I had never heard of Tom O'Gorman until this terrible incident. Researching him since he was obviously a very right wing Irish Roman Catholic who wrote and campaigned against issues like Gay Marriage, gay parents being allowed to adopt children etc etc.
In my experience I have often found that fanatical and right wing Roman Catholics often have private lives that do not accord with their public utterances.
For instance there was Father Michael Cleary - a columnist with the newspaper THE IRISH CATHOLIC who preached conservative Roman Catholicism but who had a secret wife and children in the background.
|CLEARY, PARTNER AND ONE CHILD|
The Irish Catholic itself has some interesting skeletons in its cupboard which I will deal with on another occasion
There was Bishop Eamon Casey who was a pillar of the Irish Catholic Hierarchy who had engaged in a passionate affair with Annie Murphy and had a son called Peter who he chose to ignore for many years.
We have all the scandals of the sexual abuse of children by priests and Christians and Brothers and the scandals of the Magdalen laundries.
We have had the international cover ups of all these scandals by popes, cardinals and bishops.
We have had Cardinal Keith O Brien of Scotland campaigning against gay rights in Scotland and latterly being exposed as actively gay himself.
Sometimes in the Roman Catholic Church those who "protest" the most have the most "interesting" of private lives.
I am sure that Tom O'Gorman (RIP) is now with Jesus in Heaven. But there are many journalists and ordinary people thinking that there is more behind the O'Gorman story than has yet been revealed.
I think that they are right - and in the world we live in today that hidden background is going to be revealed sooner or later.
In the Ireland of today the Catholic Church and the Catholic Right can no longer keep its secrets and scandals under wraps.
Bishop Pat Buckley