Cloyne Scandal — Bishop John Magee Apologises

Still spinning despite everything

Bishop John Magee, I see, from his secret American hideaway has issued a sort of apology for the fact that he covered up the crimes of his employees, didn’t bother to protect the children from those same employees and falsified the records he kept of conversations with the abusers.

In his apology, Magee refers to his actions as “failures”, thereby compounding his original dishonesty and seeking to repeat the lie.

Bishop John Magee did not fail.

Failure implies effort.  John Magee made no effort to deal with sex abuse by his employees.  Indeed, according to the commission’s report, he actively tried to hide their crimes.

John Magee wrote two reports about the same interview with a rapist priest.  One version was for his employers in Rome, and it told the truth : the rapist admitted his crimes.  The other version was for Irish consumption and it said that the rapist denied everything.  Which was true?  The version that went to Rome, a supposedly independent state.  Which was a lie?  The version that stayed in Ireland.

John Magee actively worked to conceal a crime from the police.  He has no business apologising for his failures, since this was not a failure.  This was a success, by his standards, and it was only because of a government decision that his actions were exposed.

Like all his fellow bishops, Magee had only one objective — to protect the Catholic church, not the children, and after that, to protect himself.

Let me keep saying it.  These people run our schools.  If a private educational contractor proved this dangerous and corrupt, it would immediately lose its State contract and its executives would be arrested.

Is that not a fact?

Yet Magee keeps spinning the truth, which is hardly a surprise.   He and his colleagues will never, ever understand that the game is up.  They’re a profoundly damaged bunch of old men with no grasp of the new realities.  Froim here on, it’s up to the government.

Forget Canon Law.  This is supposedly a republic and it’s about time we saw it being run as a republic, as opposed to the theocracy it has been for too long.




6 thoughts on “Cloyne Scandal — Bishop John Magee Apologises

  1. These assholes depress me. I can’t imagine the rage it would induce in anyone who’s been directed impacted by these morally corrupt criminals, upon reading that sort of an apology.

    Magee should be in prison. What he did was criminal. The term ‘”failure” is only used to invoke sympathy, like he tried his best. All he tried to do was conceal crimes like you said Bock, therefore allowing it to continue.

    Anyone who buys that bullshit of “failures” and feels sympathy for Magee is very very ignorant.

    After reading his apology, you’re left in no doubt of how much of a liar he is.
    “While I was fully supportive of the procedures, I now realise that I should have taken a much firmer role in ensuring their implementation.”

    That’s not what the inquiry found. Fully supportive of the procedures, my arse.
    He needs to be implemented into a fucking prison cell.

    They should be held accountable. There’s no justice in this country.

    Why isn’t he in jail?

  2. Magee did not FAIL. He carried out his actions, knowing full well WHY he did so. He, like his many colleagues world-wide, was succeeding, he was fulfilling his brief as a Catholic Bishop. The brief he received from Rome.

    They were successful as long as they managed to keep the general public unawares of the level of abusive activity within Catholic Institutions.

    They were successful as long as they managed to pay off Survivors, to silence them or to intimidate them.

    They were successful as long as the could dream up ways to lay the blame elsewhere : Homosexuals, Secular ‘permissiveness’, Satan, etc etc

    They were successful when, in extremis, survivors took their own lives out of frustration, desperation, confusion, shame, fear, paranoia or ended up on ‘medication’ or in psyche-wards; as long as they were silenced, the Bishop were being a success… take a look at who was promoted, and what they did….

    What threatened the Catholic Church is merely the TRUTH. That is still what ‘threatens’ the Catholic Church, and other Churches of other denominations, who have been involved in the operation of the world wide Indigenous Boarding School program, which is still extant, and has been in operation for at least 150 years…. – the evidence in Canada…

    The Irish Government has failed. Time and time they have failed to take the appropriate action.

    Plus ca change…..

  3. I sometimes wonder about peoples’ ability to perceive.
    About how in the face of the glaringly obvious they can perceive something that isn’t there and this blog post points clearly to the bleeding obvious.
    The catholic Church is an evil construct geared in every nuance to abusing children; that is clear.
    What is baffling is how a community of so-called educated people can continually deny it.

  4. I wrote 2 apologies for the Archbishop in Ireland, who is preparing to give an apology after the scathing Cloyne report, which showed that in 2011 the Catholic church continues to be criminally negligent about clergy child sex. Both apologies are completely honest, so they are inadmissible in today’s Catholic church:

    1) Let’s be honest. We don’t care. A few of our priests raped your kids. We don’t care. It’s a nuisance. They’re only kids. Let’s get back to fighting women priests, condoms, and gays, and fixing everyone else in this world. Now shut up, go home, and don’t bring this up again. God bless, fools.

    2) I’m so embarrassed to be a Catholic priest today. We raped tens of thousands of children. We hid the truth. We lied about it. We ignored the children. I am so sick to my stomach about how we disgraced God, that I can’t forgive myself or anyone else in the Catholic church. For the future of the church, we have all decided to resign.

    Pope Benedict decided that the only way to save the church was to have us all resign. Today. We are going to use church money to enact laws to force all of us to be put in jail for the rest of our lives. Benedict (who has dropped the title Pope, effective immediately) is knocking on the door of a jail today asking to be put in the general population. The rest of us think that the only way for God to save our souls after the way we’ve disgraced the church is to spend the rest of our lives trying to save the souls of prisoners, the worst people on earth. I’ve cried all day about the fact that we didn’t try to save the souls of the best people on earth – the poor, innocent children that we raped.

    We have hired financial people to sell all of our churches and to purchase replacement buildings that are smaller and cheaper. We have invested well – we’re going to make a ton of money. Half will be set up in an open account for therapy for victims of child rape. If you were raped by a priest, go to therapy any time. We’ll pay. We are so sorry for what we’ve put you through. If you weren’t raped by a priest and go anyway, we’ll pay. That’s part of our Christian contribution to show the world how sorry we are. We never earned that money, and we hope the parishioners think it’s a good investment in the future.

    The other half of the money will go to cure hunger. We’re crying that we didn’t think of this earlier. Children around the world are dying because they can’t eat, and we are in buildings that are so expensive, that we could have fed them by trading down. We’re finally doing it. We also promise that all current priests will never eat more than the most underfed person on earth.

    We’re hoping we don’t go to hell for taking so long, and letting so many children suffer.

    For whoever continues the church, it’s actually so simple – please follow the 10 Commandments, and do What Jesus Would Do. If any of us had done that, none of this would have happened. Forget the importance of money. It works out God doesn’t care about money.

    We’re so sorry we have disgraced you, and set such a horrible example for you, and we are mortally sorry we have disgraced God. God bless you. We were fools.

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