mrjonno wrote:chairman bill wrote:It's about time the Catholic Church was made a proscribed organisation & shut down. Its UK wealth can help pay the debt. Or more likely, get given to the rich as tax breaks.
I wouldnt want the UK to be the first country to do so we sort of have bad protestant /catholic relations in the past that might get brought out
A WOMAN, who was sexually abused as a child by paedophile priest Brendan Smyth, today called for a criminal investigation into the actions of Cardinal Sean Brady.
American lawyer Helen McGonigle, (50) who now campaigns for survivors of clerical sexual abuse, said the All Ireland Primate should resign for not alerting other families to Smyth’s horrific catalogue of abuse.
She was molested by Smyth in the late 1960s in Rhode Island, New York.
Speaking to BBC Radio Ulster today, Ms McGonigle said she was "outraged" by Cardinal Brady's response to allegations in a BBC documentary broadcast this week.
She said Cardinal Sean Brady's "duty as a human" was to protect children and his failure to act properly on Brendan Boland's complaint – when he named other five other children being abused - was "unforgivable".
“For the good of the church, it is really tragic, but I’m afraid I am of the opinion that he should resign,” he said.ONE of Ireland’s most conservative and respected Catholic theologians has said that Cardinal Sean Brady has lost his moral authority and should resign.
Fr Vincent Twomey has pleaded with the church to reexamine its role and asked where is the humanity to connect with the pain of children who have been abused.
The retired Professor of Moral Theology at Maynooth, told Primetime on RTE 1, that there were issues about the failure to alert parents to other victims of paedophile priest Brendan Smyth, that the church must address.
US lawyer abused by Brendan Smyth says Seán Brady should be criminally investigated
Helen McGonigle, an US lawyer who was abused by Fr Brendan Smyth in the 1960s, has called on Cardinal Seán Brady to resign.
Ms McGonigle called for a public criminal investigation into the matter and for the Cardinal to be prosecuted if there is evidence that he failed to report crimes to the police.
The BBC documentary, "The Shame of the Catholic Church", claimed that Cardinal Brady did not pass on information about abuse to families of children involved.
Speaking on RTÉ's News at One, Ms McGonigle accused Cardinal Brady of only thinking in terms of canon law.
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