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# Cardinal Sean Brady

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# Sexual Abuse
Brendan Smyth victim: 'I could have been saved'
Rose said she would consider taking legal action against gardaí who were aware of his abuse.
# Catholic Church
Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Seán Brady's resignation
The Primate of All Ireland retired on age grounds when he turned 75.
# Clerical Abuse
Brady resignation "too late" for abuse survivor
Brendan Boland says that Sean Brady was “weak”.
# Safeguarding
Cardinal Brady says he is 'truly sorry' to survivors
The Archbishop of Armagh was speaking after the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church published its review of practices in the archdiocese.
# Retirement
Cardinal Brady 'genuinely regrets' retirement of Bishop due to ill-health
The resignation of Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Armagh, Gerard Clifford, has been accepted by Pope Benedict.
# Abortion
McNamara: Cardinal's Christmas message "misrepresented" abortion legislation issue
Labour TD Michael McNamara said that Cardinal Brady misrepresented the legal position within which the Oireachtas is required to legislate.
# Christmas Message
Cardinal's Christmas message: abortion protests and healing divisions
Cardinal Seán Brady has urged Irish people to let their representatives know their views on abortion.
# Abortion
Bishops: X Case law would lead to 'direct, intentional killing of unborn children'
The four Catholic Archbishops of Ireland have said that the government’s decision to press ahead with legislation for abortion in line with the X Case “should be of the utmost concern to all”.
# Michaela
'She talked about God's plan - even in football': John McAreavey on Michaela's faith
The husband of the tragic schoolteacher made the comments on a DVD just released by the Catholic Church.
# Equality
Marriage Equality speaks out against Cardinal Brady comments
The organisation said the lack of legal recognition for children of gay and lesbian couples has a significant impact on the children’s lives.
# Petition
Petition calling for resignation of Cardinal Brady delivered to his office
The petition, which was signed by 500 people, was launched in late May in Falcarragh and signed by people from the wider Donegal area as well as surrounding counties.
# Catholic Church
PSNI says abuse allegations in BBC programme did not happen in North
BBC’s This World programme alleged that Cardinal Sean Brady had failed to protect children from abuse.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Our round-up of the day’s main stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
# Not the News
Here's the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: Continuity Irish Dancers turn vicious over ringlets row; 12 million bungalows for Athlone; Michael Noonan takes Miss Ireland crown as ‘warning’…
Column: Being held to accountability is not persecution, Cardinal Brady
One’s civic duties are not the same as one’s self-imposed religious obligations, writes columnist Lisa McInerney – nor are they superseded by them.
# Clerical Abuse
'Where's the humanity?' - prominent theologian says Cardinal Brady should resign
Fr Vincent Twomy says Brady “has unfortunately lost his moral credibility” over the 1975 abuse inquiry.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Cardinal Seán Brady resign?
As the pressure on Cardinal Brady shows no sign of abating, we want to know what you think.
# Child Abuse
Fergus Finlay reveals personal experience of child abuse
The Barnardos chief executive said he was sexually assaulted at the age of 11.
# Catholic Church
Cardinal Brady faces new claims over role in sex abuse inquiry
Abuse allegations made by a 14-year-old boy were mishandled by the current head of the Catholic Church back in the 1970s with result that other boys were abused, a BBC documentary disclosed.
# Clerical Abuse
Abuse victim calls for Brady apology as lawsuits against Cardinal emerge
Brendan Boland has called for an apology from Cardinal Sean Brady in the wake of settlement reached this week over the Bishop of Armagh’s handling of allegations of abuse by Fr Brendan Smyth.
# Catholic Church
Reports of Archbishops' stance on Vatican plan "speculative"
It is being reported that the number of dioceses in Ireland is to be reduced, and that Ireland’s Archbishops are unhappy. However a spokesperson for the Irish Bishops’ Conference dismissed this as “speculative”.
# Vatican
Closure of Vatican embassy comes under fire from Catholic groups
The move has been condemned as part of the government’s “attack on Catholic culture”.
# Child Abuse
No exceptions for priests in child abuse legislation
Catholic confession will not get special treatment in new laws over reporting child abuse, the government has confirmed.
# Confession
Shatter insists mandatory reporting will apply to priests despite Cardinal's comments
Cardinal Seán Brady has said that the seal of the confession is inviolable and that any attempt to undermine it is a challenge to the right of Catholics to freedom of religion.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
It’s your Friday Fix: the McGivern family react to the HIQA report, should our taxes be as high as Germany’s… and Enda Kenny the goat, King of the Puck Fair.
# Clash
Cardinal tells GAA: Stop sports fixtures clashing with Mass
Primate of All Ireland Seán Brady has asked sports organisers to move Sunday games to fit around the Church schedule.
Column: Cardinal Rules - Keep your Oxegen, we have Priestopalooza...
The (not) Primate of All-Ireland has no intention of heading to Punchestown this weekend – he’s still recovering from a Declan Nerney-inspired stampede at the ‘Weekend for Jesus’ music and prayer festival…
Column: Cardinal Rules - On helping the Pope to tweet
This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland is drafted in to help his Holiness to get to grips with Twitter. “He receives a tweet from the Dalai Lama. ‘Dude,’ it says. We just ignore it.”
Column: Cardinal Rules – On how to organise a social media protest
This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland tries to mobilise The Bebo, The Twitter and The Facebook to protest against a “shocking” art exhibition.
Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 28) - On my pal Padre Pio
This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland marks the anniversary of Padre Pio’s canonisation with his recollections of their boyhood friendship… and their caravan holiday in Tramore.
Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 27) - On the presidential campaign trail
(Not) Cardinal Sean Brady recounts one eventful day on the campaign trail as Bridie Keegan pushes to become president.
Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 26) - Running the Parish newsletter
The Not Primate of All Ireland hands over the running of the newsletter to a colleague. Hilarity, inevitably, insues.
(Not) Cardinal Brady’s liveblog from Obama’s concert’s resident columnist and spiritual leader gives us his blow-by-blow account of goings-on at College Green in honour of visiting US President Barack Obama.
Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 25) On breaking bread with the Queen
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland records the royal goings-on at the State dinner for Queen Elizabeth II at Dublin Castle. “I eventually manage to distract Enda Kenny with the bread basket…”
Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 24) On the joy unconfined of watching Jedward
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland relates the excitement among the Fathers as they settled in for last night’s nailbiting Eurovision semi-final: “We decide to do the Rosary early to get it out of the way…”
Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 23) On the beatification of Pope John Paul II
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland gives us a peek at his diary from the Vatican last weekend:”We are as excited as a bunch of schoolgirls on their way to a Cliff Richard concert”.
Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 22) Liveblogging the British royal wedding
This week, the (Not) Primate of All Ireland gave us a blow-by-blow account of the action from (almost) inside Westminster Abbey.
(Not) Cardinal Brady’s liveblog from the royal wedding’s resident columnist and spiritual leader gives us his blow-by-blow account of Kate and Wills’ Big Day from (just outside) Westminster Abbey.
# royal wedding
Two royal weddings, 30 years apart...But how much will have changed?
All eyes will be primed on Friday for echoes of that other royal wedding. We’ve already spotted some similarities….and quite a few differences.