Thursday, December 24, 2009

Bishop Moriarity to announce resignation

The Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Dr James Moriarty, is understood to be about to announce that he will be resigning.

A statement is due to be issued this afternoon.

On Friday, Dr Moriarty, who is due to retire in two years time, said that if it was for the good of the Catholic Church he would step down earlier.

He also emphasised that he had not been criticised in the Murphy Report into clerical child abuse in the Dublin archdiocese.

Separately, a representative of victims of abuse has written an open letter to Pope Benedict XVI challenging him to come to Ireland to listen to them.

Christine Buckley, who represents victims of child abuse in Catholic institutions, has told Pope Benedict she is utterly dismayed at his 'apathetic approach' to heinous acts of depravity perpetrated on children by clergy and religious and covered up by Cardinal Desmond Connell and other bishops as revealed in the Murphy Report.

In the letter, she challenged the Pope to come to Ireland to listen to the pain of all victims of abuse.

Meanwhile, Cardinal Seán Brady has said Christmas brings fresh joy and hope to many who are greatly challenged by the recession, unprecedented flooding and the horrendous scandal of child abuse.

In his Christmas message Cardinal Brady says we all need to see a great light, especially when we find ourselves in the darkness of doom, gloom, despondency and despair, and that seeing the baby Jesus in the crib has strengthened people especially in bad times. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Simeon said...

Now that another bishop "mentioned" in the Murphy report is to resign when will Archbishop Martin offer his resignation?

After all he too has been "mentioned" in the report.

Unknown said...


I agree the one with the sad face and the quivering lips on tv interviews has to face the music and go too.

He does not listen to many complaints about his Diocesan Priests and does not give a flying fig for the suffering they cause.

These Priests already have their plans for post Christmas love nest rendevous and that is all that is on their mind at the moment and how fast they can beat it out of their Church to get to what is important to them - certainly not the Christmas ceremonies.

They just have to be there to rake in the old dosh and Christmas dues to make it a merrier Christmas for their coffers. As for those who attend those ceremonies these Priests just consider them annoying fodder who are a means to an end and keep them in the manner to which they have become accustomed by the Church and the laity.

This all sounds very very sad but it is true. They don't care about their Church, their Parish, their Parishioners, all they care about is numero uno and how many more times they can con everyone.

Hope the Hell Fires are waiting for them in the next life for the damage they have caused to others in this life.

We think these guys know something that we don't - that there is no afterlife, no reward or punishment we just have now. If they were God fearing men who think about punishment and reward in the next life they would NOT live today as they do. They just bought into the fairytale of life in the Church a job for life funded by others to take as much as you can and give nothing back.

We wish then an UN Merry Christmas but they will probably all be pissed (pardon our French) in the arms of their illicit women Christmas night so won't really care.

holydaring said...

No bitterness in that comment...