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Cardinal O Brien resigns


Eoin Coir

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It has just been announced that Cardinal O Brien, an Irishman has resigned. He was UK's most senior curchman. A few priests made allegations against him. Will not now go to conclave. Astounding news.
 

Eoin Coir

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Noteworthy that O Brien recently spoke out on the evils of homosexuality.
 

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Yeah. Well that's England for you. People do wrong, and the resign.

If it was here, he would still be in power.

And I mean that regardless of whether it is Church, State, Charity, self regulating lobby group, or business.

In the remit of the Irish authority concept, power is retained regardless. There is no shaming people out of power.
 

Eoin Coir

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I think Brady offered to resign after the oath secrecy thing. But Rome refused- maybe they still regard Ireland as the jewel in the crown ?
 

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Yeah. Well that's England for you. People do wrong, and the resign.

If it was here, he would still be in power.

And I mean that regardless of whether it is Church, State, Charity, self regulating lobby group, or business.

In the remit of the Irish authority concept, power is retained regardless. There is no shaming people out of power.
Surely, Sean Brady cannot go to the conclave with his record.
 

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Will the Irish cardinal who was involved in sweeping a scandal under the carpet in the mid 70s stay ?

Of course he will. In Ireland, a tendency to sweep stuff under the carpet makes one very suitable for positions of high authority.
 

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has he resigned as cardinal or archbishop?
 

Crazy horse 6

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Yeah. Well that's England for you. People do wrong, and the resign.

If it was here, he would still be in power.

And I mean that regardless of whether it is Church, State, Charity, self regulating lobby group, or business.

In the remit of the Irish authority concept, power is retained regardless. There is no shaming people out of power.
So true. The Irish, entitled to everything, responsible for nothing.
 

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Didn't O'Brien recently make a statement supporting an end to celibacy?
 

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Surely, Sean Brady cannot go to the conclave with his record.
A yes...that word...."record".....

what exact record did he make (of the event) ?

Did he even write anything down ?
 

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I think Brady offered to resign after the oath secrecy thing. But Rome refused- maybe they still regard Ireland as the jewel in the crown ?


When bishop Eamon Casey first offered his resingation it was refused too, he had to insist. Maybe they don't expect much of the Irish church?
 

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He was the prelate of the Catholic Church in Scotland.
I stand corrected. Should have said that is Britain for you.
 

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But Brady only did what he was sent to do!
He didn't make a stand of conscience. Perhaps in awe of authority. Another aspect of a dysfunctional attitude to authority.
 
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