Now. Look at that statement carefully. That is a classic example of the sort of evasive, dishonest, two-faced nonsense we’re used to hearing from the Catholic hierarchy.
Did he acknowledge that he’d offended anyone?
No. He didn’t. He said If I offended anyone, as if there was any doubt. But leave that little piece of trickery aside. It’s a standard tactic of the bishops to slip the word IF into these kind of statements, like a little spike of verbal Rohypnol.
IF anyone was raped by my staff it hurts me more than it hurts them.
Standard stuff. Now, look at what else he did there. He’s sorry if he offended anyone.
If you’ve been been visiting here for a while you’ll know that I see nothing wrong with offending people. I think it can be good for them, but Brady didn’t just give offence.
What Brady did was to dismiss out of hand the pain of those who were raped, and the legitimate concerns of the people of this land. He advocated leaving Magee in charge of the Cloyne diocese. I’d remind you that Magee is the man who decided to provide minimal information about the rapes to the police, and who ignored complaints from those who had been attacked by his staff. Magee was also the man who tried to suppress the report exposing how derelict he was in his duty to protect the victims of his pervert priests.
By telling us that such a man is the best person to protect children from future attacks, Brady was giving the entire nation the finger.
So, I hope Cardinal Brady won’t mind if I call him a two-faced, lying, arrogant prick, and I’m sorry if that causes him any offence.
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