I found this video of you on You Tube talking about the child sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.
After listening to you talk here I really was asking myself: "What planet is Noel Treanor on"?
Basically you address the sexual abuse of children by by 4 minutes of MEANINGLESS WAFFLE
What has the sexual abuse of children in the Church - and in your own Diocese of Down & Connor got to do with the Donatist heretics and persecution in the Roman Empire. Are you using the tactic of those who are well trained in "handling" the media of ignoring the question you are asked and answering the question you wanted to be asked but were not asked?
Let's keep it to the Down & Connor situation to keep ourselves grounded.
You only became bishop here in 2008 and therefore in a very real way you were not at all involved in the cover up of the abuse that happened here before you came here.
Your immediate predecessor was Bishop Paddy Walsh and for many years he knew all about Father James Donaghy and his abuse of minors and did nothing about it - except covering it up. In fact he promoted James Donaghy to being in charge of the diocesan Millenium Celebrations and later again promoted him to being parish priest of Bangor.
I was approached by the family of one of Father Donaghy's victims and I informed Paddy Walsh - by Recorded Delivery Post of Jim Donaghy's abuse. All I received back from Paddy Walsh was waffle and excuses - while Donaghy continued to abuse. I met with Paddy Walsh in Lisbreen with a victim's family and we got no where!
I had major correspondence with Paddy Walsh about James Donaghy over many years. Have you seen this correspondence or was it shredded or did Paddy Walsh take it with him when he retired????
Ian Elliott of the National Safeguarding Board has said that the Board's report into the Donaghy case did not mention the Donaghy case in the way it should have.
There can only be two possibilities - Number One you have seen the complete Donaghy file and have hidden it to protect Walsh and others - or Number Two this file was hidden from you too and you are among the "victims" of this whole affair.
But now that you are the Bishop of Down & Connor you are RESPONSIBLE for the current handling of past and present abuse. That means that one of the things you MUST DO is make available ALL the files and documents in this case.
Otherwise you will be joining the long line of bishops, monsignori, canons and priests who were involved in covering up.
You would be even more made to go into court with him.
Noel, its time for THE TRUTH - THE WHOLE TRUTH - AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.
Your handling of this matter will affect your time as Bishop of Down & Connor and how you are remembered.
More importantly when you stand before The Lord you will have to answer for how you handled the cases of "THESE LITTLE ONES".
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For Christ's sake do the right thing and do it NOW.