BISHOP WALSH - RESPONSE TO RECONCILIATION
Yesterday I published my 15 page document that was sent to the Bishop of Down and Connor in 1992.
I need to make the following points:
1. I did not approach Bishop Walsh to begin this process - he approached me through the diocesan chancellor Canon Raymund Fitzpatrick.
2. Of course I responded, as a Christian should, by exploring the possibility of reconciliation.
3. As can be seen from the document I gave Bishop Walsh ALL he wanted - and more.
4. Bishop Walsh was delighted with my document - see below:
He seemed especially happy with my suggestion that our differences might be resolved by using the New Testament and the Parable of the Prodigal Son - rather than the harsh and blunt sword of Canon Law.
But then he changed his mind. Did he do that of his own accord or was he put under pressure. Did the little man - Cahal Daly - who have been promoted to Armagh intervene?
Threatening letters started arriving:
Reconciliation, Jesus, The Prodigal Son and the New Testament went out the window and the "inquisition" style took over.
.......And the rest is history........
But of course I still had his prayers.............................