Thursday, 1 December 2016

POPE, BRADY AND IRELAND

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ENDA KENNY AND SEAN BRADY AT VATICAN THIS WEEK

AND WHO WAS PRESENT AT THE VATICAN ON MONDAY WHEN ENDA KENNY MET POPE FRANCIS - YES - OF COURSE THE WOUNDED HEALER - SEAN BRADY.

Another high profile outing for Brady in spite of his part of the cover up in child abuse in Ireland!

Brady just keeps PUSHING - and PUSHING - and PUSHING.

In spite of his past he insists on turning up at every party in town.

And MARK MY WORDS - if and when Pope Francis comes to Ireland in 2018 I can assure you the same SEAN BRADY will be sitting with him in the Pope mobile touring Ireland - North and South dressed in red silt from head to toe.

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For this reason alone I would definitely not take part in any aspect of Francis' visit.

In 1979 when John Paul 11 came I brought 3 busloads of teenagers from Belfast to Galway to the Pope's gig.

But since then I have lost all respect for the Roman Catholic Institution over which the pope presides.

I have lost that respect because of all the abuse of children and  adults - because of the horrific Magdalen Launderies - because of the likes of SEAN BRADY.

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And then there is the whole question of Maynooth / Gaynooth which is now being run by an aggressive gay clique that targets both straight seminarians and gay seminarians who want to behave.

I have also lost trust in Archbishop Diarmuid Martin who pretended to do something about Maynooth but who in in fact a supporter of the gay clique in his own diocese. Next year we will probably see him ordain Michael Gorgeous Byrne in Dublin's Pro Cathedral.

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Pope Francis himself may be a decent human being but he is surrounded in the Vatican and in the universal Church by great gangs of ecclesiastical mafia.

The Catholic Church bears absolutely no resemblance to the community Jesus Christ founded 2,000 years ago.

So when Francis comes to Ireland I will be staying at home minding my own business - or I may even arrange to be out of the country at the time.

But I will certainly not be giving credence to BRADY & CO by my attendance at any of their spin orientated gigs.

There will be enough people around to genuflect to them and kiss their rings. 

Ireland, to date, is still suffering from Roman Catholic-itis. 

I, thank God, have seen the light and am both in recovery and on the way to being cured.

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63 comments:

  1. As the CEO of the largest world organisation, one would think that Francis and his predecessors would actually visit countries with large Catholic populations, especially at a time of crisis, rather than places like Georgia, where he annoys the Orthodox or Azerbaijan or Turkey where there is no Catholic community. He should get out and see his sheep more often rather pretend that the schisms of 1054 or 1517 can be healed while the Catholic Church retains its present structure and rules. Of course, the Catholic world is much bigger than Ireland but to disregard it so much while the entire population undergoes a transformation and rejection of traditional belief, not seen since the Christianisation of the island in the fifth century, is utter stupidity and madness.

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  2. I think if you get a chance to see the Pope go for it Pat. It would cause a media ripple whether they say yes or no. I presume they would not want you to concelebrate at a mass because you must be excommunicated by now whatever that means in real terms. As you said more than once your Orders and Sacraments are valid. Brady et al are what they are to you but I believe you are big enough to rise above it all for the sake of the greater good if meeting the Pope would serve this purpose

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    1. I did write to him but got no response.

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    2. Recon you should openly publish the letter you sent them and challenge them as to why they did not even respond. Perhaps one of your journo. contacts could push a few buttons. Ignoring people seems to be one of the Irish churches main tactics.

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  3. Did the Sunday World or any other rag ever publish that scrap of paper that Brady scribbled on regarding Those 2 abused little boys
    And if not,why not.
    Maybe Nolan needs to see it

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  4. Pat... You need to let the gift of Forgivness and Mercy into your life and drift away from the past, you have good to offer as an independent Cleric.
    All this constant bitterness and fight with the Catholic Church is going to weight heavily on you, to much baggage from the past is enough to take any human being down.
    I was sexually abused as a young girl by a family member, I'm now nearing 50 (My God) and I've put the past in the past and looked brightly to the future with a great life.
    To fight constantly with the past leaves the body heavily bruised and scared.
    Take advice from me and move on, you'll never win what your trying to achieve.
    God Bless you, Maura Antrim.

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    1. Thank you Maura.

      If you really knew me you would know that Im neither fighting with or living in the past.

      I am just interested in opening eyes and encouraging people to embrace a true Christianity rather than be trapped in any man made religion.

      Unfortunately in our little country are still slaves to religion and facilitate abusive religious authorities.

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    2. I agree wholeheartedly what you are trying to do, but as a practising Catholic myself and who has like many many others got good from the Church and it's many exceptional working groups feel that the Church is in a much better transitional place now than it was 20 years ago.

      I totally agree that things are not fully perfect but believe by looking to the future it will prosper to nearly prefect.

      I give my experience from the past as an example of my fight which was only going to take me down, so I decided to move to the future with God's help and now I'm healed, thankfully.

      Look after yourself as number 1, cause life's too short.
      Take care M.

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  5. Just read an article on Irish central.com about a priest in Indiana U.S.A who would not let a guy sing at his Grandmothers funeral in a Catholic Church becaurr he is gay. Are you shitting me ?

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  6. Flabbergasted that Brady was in Rome on Monday with Enda Kenny after looking at his smug face at Armagh Cathedral on Sunday. Has this man no SHAME. I will not be taking any part in a Papal visit if he shows up which he will. I was totally disgusted watching that YouTube programme about him, 'This World: The Shame of the Catholic Church'. What they said about Brady was deeply shocking and disturbing.

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    1. He has no shame, no remorse, no respect and probably no real Christian faith!

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    2. Pat you seem not to know Cardinal Brady so well and have a deep sense of hatred towards him, not so very Christian like!
      I know him as a man of God with a resounding Faith, full of mercy and compassion and deeply respected by many.
      The Church is in a different place now than it was when the then Fr Brady was sent by his Bishop to take notes at the meeting of a youth that was abused by the evil Brendan Smith. Pat your old enough to know that if a priest back then told you to climb a tree, you would have done it. Am I right in saying that?
      Cardinal Brady was no different and has apologied to those abused and hurt from clerical abuse.
      I hope all those that abused children in the name of God pay dearest for their actions.

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    3. Do you realise how pathetic your comment appears and how pathetic you appear defending Brady and making excuses for him. Go and take your excuses to Brendan Boland and the other 140 other children Smyth abused, some of which Brady hushed up and swore them to secrecy. It's people like you who really make me sick, defending, excusing, being party to the cover up. Do us all a favour, take your mate Brady with you and clear off.

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  7. Was Rory in Rome too, it wouldn't surprise me! They say there is a good gay scene there.

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    1. You've certainly got your finger on the pulse of the international gay scene!

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  8. Thank God forPat, a gay man, who can distinguish
    between being gay and in a relationship....and all those horrible gays sex hooring around like prostitutes

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    1. There is far too much bourgeois thinking going on in these pages by people pretending to be liberated from the shackles of bad religion, but who haven't in fact managed to break free. If people want to have sex, let them have sex. What has it got to do with you? Just as celibacy is unnatural, so is lifelong monogamy. And you talk about prostitutes as if they were the lowest of the low - spare us.

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    2. So where do you end up without any moral restraints -
      If everyone followed your advice there would scarcely by a remaining married couple left on the face of the earth!
      These are not religious restraints placed on us. - they are inbuilt into our human nature - Pagan, Christian or whatever, otherwise
      If you want to kill - kill
      If you want to steal. - steal
      If you want to perjure yourself a - lie
      If you want to destroy someone's character - just do it
      You would approve, possibly, of the drug related murders in Dublin.
      Wise-up time for you, buddy

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    3. This is the point I was trying to get across as it happens, and thank you for drawing out the natural law basis of morality. When we become arbiters of our own morality, then anything goes. Which is why we must cleave always to the teaching of the Church and the tradition handed on to us. Once we start using an entirely subjective concept of conscience and false thinking such as 'if two people love each other, then there can be no sin', we move on to the slippery slope I highlighted above. So to bring the point back to the first commentator, it is simply not the case that one can draw distinctions between different types of homosexual activities. The Church has been explicitly clear that under no circumstances can they be approved.

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  9. Cardinal Brady is a lost cause.
    No self knowledge or realisation of the damage he has done and continues to do to the Irish Church.
    Pope Francis should have sent Card Brady & Card Law ( another 'Bad smell' who turns up at everything) to a monastery , to live in silence. They might then come to their senses.

    LUX.

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    1. Brady lives outside of reality, cocooned in his own little world, fawned over by the likes of Ra Ra Rory and Long Thomas, his lumpen great arse feverishly licked by the Bartletts of this world, in the hope that they will "get something" for themselves. Total selfishness, self-love and self-serving self-interest. How crass, cynical and twisted beyond words, is the mentality that would invent for Brady the phrase "wounded healer" - an obscene insult to the hundreds of victims of Brendan Smyth.

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  10. Jost watched 'The shame of the Catholic church'
    If I can steal a phrase from the president elect.......
    IT IS TIME TO DRAIN THE SWAMP!!

    Armaman

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  11. "For this reason alone I would definitely not take part in any aspect of Francis' visit." Wouldn't fret about it Pastor Pat, the probability of being asked isn't high!

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  12. Brady loves the limelight. He probably sees Brendan Boland as an annoying inconvenience. If retired why does he need all this constant exposure?

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  13. The papal visit will do nothing for the terminally ill Irish church. Rome knows it's over for us here and I am surprised they are even bothered at this stage.The only beneficiaries will be Brady and his fellow narcissists on the organising committee who will go all out to excel and raise their ecclesiastical profiles. It's just about pumping already over inflated egos. The ambition hungry Irish clerics at home and in Rome will be working hard to impress.The last hurrah for Brady. Why can't he do what Pope Benedict did who seems to be keeping a low profile and saying his prayers.

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  14. Interesting headline in the Tablet about the possibility of the cardinals who could hypothetically lose their red hats:
    The four cardinals who have publicly challenged Pope Francis' family life document could lose their red hats, according to a senior Church lawyer. Mgr Pio Vito Pinto, who leads the Vatican's appeal court, says the prelates have caused 'grave scandal' by calling into question the Pope’s faithfulness to Catholic doctrine...

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    1. Should they be Papolators instead? The very people who under the last pontificates were decrying papolatory, seem to have fallen victim to the vice themselves under the present pontificate. It is entirely legitimate, and always has been, to question the decisions of Popes, unless pronounced magisterially. Monsignor Pinto would appear to be something of a company man.

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    2. Pope Francis was right to demote Cardinal Burke to the order of malta from the propogation or discipline of the Sacraments role that he had. Send him to a prison to clean toilets so he no longer can run around dressed as a peacock as a prince of the Church. Never met such an arrogant son of a bitch in all my life. Brady and himself on the same level. Another wounded healer in the making.

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  15. To quote the very unflattering phrase of one of your former PPs, Brady must be as thick as bottled s**t. In his crimson glory he doesn't realise he's like a red rag to a bull and is making many decent people very angry. His emotional intelligence must be very low indeed. A sensible man would just fade completely into the background following the Brendan Boland fiasco.

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  16. Just watched the This World programme Pat and I was appalled and sickened by what Brady covered up. He is a total sleaze and scumbag. Equally appalled he went on the Government Jet with Kenny to Rome, why is this co-abuser allowed to turn up everywhere without any shame, remorse or humility. Arrogant pr**k

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    1. Agree totally with your sentiment, at the end of the day Catholisism teaches the fundamentals of right and wrong from a very young age. Covering up someone else's wrong is morally and in every other way unacceptable! No matter what tree you want to climb makes me sick!

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  17. Brady is a total Charlatan, he needs to be confronted and shamed. Just wish I knew where he was going to be in public and denounce him in front of everyone.

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    1. 16:45 Your a brave man confronting an near 80 year old! Go to Church and you'll most likely see him every week as he does like to Pray for all.

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    2. Brave man, would that be the same brave man like Brady at 36 interrogating a 14 year old boy with the most intimate questioning. You seem to be another one making pathetic excuses for Brady. You should be ashamed of yourself. There are men older than 80 being jailed for abuse so your excuse about his age doesn't hold water my friend.

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  18. Pat,what could be done to stop Brady from been in the limelight when Pope Franvis comes to Ireland. I ask because a petition or something to Amy Martin would do no good. I know you said you sent a.letter to Rome about other matters and got no response. So what do you think or who do we approach to get Brady out of the picture for the papal visit.

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  19. I cannot see that the Catholic Church would invite Bishop Buckley to concelebrate Mass. Such a hope, while interesting, is forlorn. In any walk of life, if you end up in court with your employer, the likelihood of getting an invite to the alumni reunion is negligible. The Pope has presumably agreed to visit because of the enormous past contributions made by the Irish Church and its Faithful to Christian life on this island over 1500 years. He has doubtless been persuaded that a visit will 'lift morale' after the depressing scandals, the lengthy legal investigations that followed in their wake, and the considerable sums paid in compensation to victims of clerical abuse. As a result of compensation paid out, quite a number of religious orders are virtually finished in Ireland, drained financially, with morale at all time lows. Some of them will disappear entirely within a generation. The Pope will doubtless wish, in bidding them farewell, to also pay tribute to the past contributions of these aged and now largely retired warriors of the Faith whose vocation in later life has been to care for fellow members of their order who are older even than themselves.
    In view of the dwindling numbers of Faithful, it could be that the Pope will use his visit to announce radical changes to the organisation and structure of the Irish Church. While the number of priests-in-parish has significantly declined, there remains the same complement of bishops. The mis-match between chiefs and indians needs to be addressed. The number of dioceses can be reduced by merger and with that the number of bishops and archbishops. Given the greatly reduced number of practising Catholics it is doubtful that Ireland merits a cardinal to itself. More realistic would be to merge the cardinalates of Ireland and Scotland. They could share one on a rotating basis. There is sufficient commonality between these Celtic nations to make this acceptable to the Faithful of both countries.
    During his visit the Pope may also urge that the merger of parishes should continue apace. There are too many of them. In future parishes may need to demonstrate a threshold headcount at Sunday Mass to justify a full-time priest and in addition satisfy a financial test that the weekly stipend is sufficient to support a priest and contribute to central administration. Parishes failing these tests may be redesignated as monthly Mass centres. The Faithful of such parishes would be absolved from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass weekly. Athlone Andy

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    1. Athlone Andy what a diatribe you have imposed upon us. You mention the poor religious orders going bankrupt because of abuse cases, you mention the Papal visit will lift morale, you refer to the vast sums paid to victims. But you have not mentioned why the Irish Church is in this situation and more importantly you have not mentioned anywhere anything with regards to the victims of abuse. Another one totally in denial, are you living on the same planet man? The Papal visit (if it ever happens) will not lift morale, the Irish Church is sunk by the Clerics in charge of it and it is unable to rise above the mud and crap. Catholic Ireland is finished - get used to it.

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    2. While you obviously have a good head on your shoulders and can apply a great deal of good sense to this situation, I wouldn't hold your breath for any of this to happen. The church is not run on a basis of good sense or sensible organization!

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  20. Has Enda Kenny taken leave of his senses? He's helping to rehabilitate Brady in the public eye. Helping to prepare it for what? Massive public exposure of Brady as Pope Francis' right-hand man during the pope's forthcoming visit?

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  21. One cardinal is more than enough for both these islands. Appoint more from places like Brazil. Appoint men (or women) of substance, integrity, holiness,leadership, intellect.Neither of the Martins deserve this honour. Brady certainly never deserved it. He should never have been made a bishop. He was just in the right place at the right time. A background in canon law. Maybe we deserved him as we Irish tend to favour the mediocre and even crooked in many walks of life.

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  22. YouTube 'Resurrection of Brendan Smyth' a documentary by Chris Moore shows the sickening cover up of Brady and the victims of Smyth. Brady turns my stomach and a total parasite.

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  23. Am I not the quare boy sitting on my big chair up here tonight and having a great laugh at all this stuff about His Eminence, The Most Reverened Sean Baptiste Cardinal Brady.
    Before I rush to judgement on him can any contributor tell us or give us an example of any healing the " wounded" one has done since he first uttered that now infamous phrase of Timmospeak.
    Dalriada Dick

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    1. Quite simply, Dalriada DickD, NADA! NIENTE! RIEN! NI DHEANFAIDH AON NI! NICHTS! ZERO healings, of any of the wounded, by the "wounded healer".

      The entire "wounded healer" thing was as crass, nauseating, cynical, obnoxious, obscene and self-serving an exercise as is possible to imagine, masterminded by that master of crassness, unctuousness, sycophancy and self-servanthood himself - Timio.

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  24. 17 .45
    He isn't 80 though is he
    I think he might be younger than I am and I certainly still have a lot of living to do
    I'm a fit young woman full of life and a lot of living to do
    I don't want to be referred to as a near 80
    As if !!!!!!!!!!

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  25. 15 .13
    So you support people like R Coyle looking for sex from more than one person, and the seminarians who put it about
    I don't agree...yes sex is very important to us all, priests and everyone else
    Personally my moral stance is...sex within a relationship, male or female
    Putting it about is morally unhealthy and std etc

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  26. What a non story in the Irish news today
    No mention of the mother
    Shameful

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    1. Some people are quiet, shy and retiring. Seems to me that she would have been asked for an interview and declined.
      And why should she set herself up as newspaper fodder for the mindless and curious?

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    2. And look at the shameless exploitation of the story by the Irish Association of Catholic Priests in today's Irish News!

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  27. It's the Irish News that I'm criticising for making
    a big headline
    about nothing....it was a non story.
    They could have said that the priests girlfriend didn't wish to be interviewed, instead of blocking out her very existence


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  28. That picture in the crimson frock will match mcquaid's stern look on the hall of fame.
    Did no one tell him that he didn't look anything like a pastor in that picture
    Disgusting piece of filth !!!

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  29. Ha ha at shy and retiring
    Can't print what I'm thinking

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      Then, it seem to me, you should not be thinking what you are thinking.

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  30. Brady once asked me in an interview before I entered Maynooth did I masturbate and when I answered yes he asked me did I enjoy it. So glad to have left that man and the Church behind me now as I am happily married. Too many of his younger clergy are nasty gay queens.

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    1. Do no believe you - 26.22. He didn't - and you know it!
      Anybody can say anything in these blogs - it is better to ignore stuff like this!

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  31. 15.47 Don't be so arrogant in telling us blog readers what or what not to believe. If this Brady parasite asks a young boy if he enjoyed being raped then what else is he capable of asking anyone. You sound like a Priest telling us what to believer or not what to believe, we don't accept being talked down to by Priests anymore, we don't accept you looking down on us anymore and we definitely do not accept being told what to believe or what not to believe. You arrogant fu***r.

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  32. I agree fully with 17.17, it's up to blog readers to decide what to ignore and what not to ignore. After watching that horrible YouTube programme on Brady I would not in the least be surprised what he asked the Seminarian. Brady is despicable and a mockery to the Church. He is also a fool and speaks like one.

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  33. Ladies, Gentlemen,
    There iis considerable doubt as to whether the coarse, ugly, pig-ignorant questions were asked by SB.
    It is believed, by quite a few, that these questions were asked by on if the other two canon lawyers - one in particular who was not noted for his charm or sensitivity.
    Perhaps Bishop Buckley, may have inside knowledge as to this matter.
    Perhaps, also it might be mentioned in the young man's book.
    If someone can genuinely prove that SB did pose these questions the I will believe them - but proof is essential.
    And I am not a priest -

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    1. For pity's sake you imbecile watch the programme on YouTube, 'This World: The shame of the Catholic Church'. The young boy, Brendan Boland tells you on screen the questions Brady subjected him to and also shows you bits of the typed report compiled by Brady. Go watch it. The camera never lies. Brady does.

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  34. I did as you suggested - look at the recording and I quote from the child -
    Cardinal Brady compiled the answers - ANOTHER PRIEST composed the questions
    Suggest you look at this again.
    Get it right this time!
    I have been told by priests - one of whom has little affection for him - that it was totally out of character for SB to pose such questions.

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    1. Brendan Boland in his book says that " Fr Donnelly asked most of the questions. Fr Brady took notes but I have a memory of him asking the odd question too."

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  35. Very quick with your earlier comments!
    Not so fast answering this!
    So who, now, is the imbecile and the 17.17 f?????
    Perhaps the Bishop - Buckley should also take not of this.
    SB for all his faults was let down by the canon lawyer who could have cleared his reputation but in cowardly fashion did not!

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  36. 21.23
    Thank you for that!
    "Fr. Brady took notes but I have a memory of him asking questions too" Surely if SB had asked such obscene questions Brendan Boland would have remembered them. I would.
    My priest friends believe that the Cardinal and indeed many bishops gather round themselves the "nice guys" - the charmers," who let him and them down!
    The new Archbishop should be careful who he had close to him. Find out who your pastoral men are, and the workers.
    Do that in any calling in life and you will not go far wrong.

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