The Shame of Ireland

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Pope Meets Irish Bishops

On 15 and 16 February, 2010, the Holy Father met the Irish bishops and senior members of the Roman Curia to discuss the serious situation which has emerged in the church in Ireland. The ‘serious situation’ of two bishops squaring up to each otherand taking lumps out of each other.



Together they examined the failure of Irish church authorities for many years to act effectively in…

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Added by Andrew Brennan on September 10, 2010 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

I will not forget and I will not forgive

Today is the 30th. anniversary of my own mother's death - she is buried in a graveyard in Moneenroe in Castlecomer. Her headstone states that Mary O'Connor (aged 48) lies here. She is also buried in another plot in the same graveyard according to my uncle - her brother!



I have very few memories of her, and the last time I was with her was 1955 when she left Ireland and went to England and re-married and had at least 10 more children. On some occasions she returned to Moneenroe to her… Continue

Added by Andrew Brennan on August 11, 2010 at 20:30 — 2 Comments

They Brutalised the Humanity of Children

Judge Ryan. Appointed to a thankless task where the civil and religious authorities both seemed determined upon blocking the work of the Commission into Child Abuse, Judge Sean Ryan produced a 2,500-page report into institutional abuse, every measured word a howling indictment of Ireland's care for its children. His finger pointed unwaveringly at the might of Church and State, becoming a towering allegory for justice denied and delayed, proven…

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Added by Andrew Brennan on May 30, 2009 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

This is what passes for an advisor at caranua

My email to caranua,

to Complaints

6 days ago…
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Added by micheal on May 30, 1999 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

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