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# Sean Brady

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# awful
'He ought never to have been ordained' - Fr Brendan Smyth's order
The north’s historical abuse inquiry is to concentrate on the crimes of the notorious paedophile priest all this week.
# 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”.
# Prime Numbers
The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers
Plus: What subject had the highest failure rate in the Leaving Certificate?
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s talking about Cardinal Seán Brady and the tragic death of two nuns.
# Catholic Church
Cardinal Seán Brady has offered to resign as Primate of All Ireland
The offer of resignation, in line with Canon Law, must be approved by the Pope.
# Talking tax
Catholic bishops urge G8 leaders to clamp down on tax avoidance
The leaders of Catholics from 11 countries say corporations, like citizens, have a moral duty to pay their fair share.
Column: Catholic bishops made five mistakes in their opposition to abortion legislation
The Catholic Church teaching on abortion still holds – but the bishops are opposing the proposed legislation the wrong way, writes Fr Tony Flannery.
# Abortion
Bishops call for political campaign against proposed new abortion law
Ireland’s Catholic bishops say the proposed abortion bill marks a “dramatic and morally unacceptable change” in Irish law.
# Abortion
Cardinal Brady uses Easter message to rally support for pro-life cause
He also referenced Twitter and heaped praise on Pope Francis.
# Sede Vacante
Cardinal Brady notes 'significant' date of Pope's retirement news
February 11 is the World Day of the Sick, Brady notes, asking for prayers for those responsible for choosing his successor.
# Cardinal Brady
Monsignor Eamon Martin appointed Coadjutor to Cardinal Brady
Msgr Martin has been appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh, and will assist Brady until he finishes up in the post.
Column: ‘I often wonder whether I’d be here, if abortion had been legal’
Sean Rooney was adopted as a baby in 1993. In a different country he might never have been born, he writes – but that doesn’t mean women shouldn’t have a choice.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Church run a political campaign against abortion?
Pat Rabbitte says he doesn’t want the Church weighing into an abortion debate “in the political sense”. Do you?
# Abortion
Cardinal appeals for abortion referendum – but minister sees no need
Seán Brady says the ruling in the X Case was “flawed” and a referendum is needed to reverse it, but Pat Rabbitte disagrees.
# Child Abuse
Cardinal Brady expresses 'deep shame' over Church abuse
However, he stopped short of offering a specific apology for his own actions in the investigation of child abuse.
# 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.
# Brendan Boland
Brendan Boland: My healing won't begin until Brady resigns
But the clerical abuse survivor welcomed yesterday’s public apology from the Primate of All Ireland.
# Abuse
Parents should have been warned: Cardinal Seán Brady
Catholic Church leader apologises to abuse victims and says he regrets “very much” that parents of children at risk weren’t informed.
# Said and done
Good innings and Jedi Knights: The week in quotes
“They were absolutely stoned out of their minds.”
# 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.
# IEC2012
Hymns and prayers on your iPhone in time for Eucharistic Congress
A Dominican friar has developed the app to enable pilgrims around the world to experience the Congress, which takes place in Dublin in June.
# 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.
# Cardinal Brady
Tánaiste suggests Cardinal Brady should "not hold a position of authority"
Eamon Gilmore said it was his personal view that anyone who did not deal with the scale of the abuse outlined in a BBC documentary this week should not be in a position of authority.
# Child Abuse
Fergus Finlay reveals personal experience of child abuse
The Barnardos chief executive said he was sexually assaulted at the age of 11.
# Abuse
In full: Cardinal Brady responds to allegations over role in abuse inquiry
The primate of all-Ireland has released a statement in response to new allegations about his role in an inquiry into abuse allegations against the paedophile priest Brendan Smyth.
# 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.
# Priest
Priest who 'inadvertently' showed porn images to parents requests leave of absence
Fr Martin McVeigh has requested a leave of absence after inappropriate images were shown to parents of a First Communion class.
# Investigation
Archdiocese investigating report of 'inappropriate imagery' shown at primary school
A parish priest “inadvertently” displayed explicit images at the beginning of a PowerPoint presentation in a parents’ meeting.
# Apostolic Visitation
Irish Catholic bishops "make heartfelt pleas for forgiveness"
Statement from Irish bishops ‘welcomes’ findings of ‘pastoral’ Apostolic Visitation which was sent to Ireland from the Vatican – but Cardinal Brady says it doesn’t “supersede” the Church’s policy.
# 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.
# 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”.
Cardinal Rules Part 10: On FF (Family First) electioneering
The (not) Primate of All Ireland calls in on his old FF friend Mattie O’Moore as the party limbers up for canvassing and kissing babies.
Cardinal Rules Part 9: The view from here on high
The (not) Primate of All Ireland bringeth all the objectivity he can muster to bear on the turbulent events of the week.
Cardinal Rules Part 8: The state of the nation
The (not) Primate of All Ireland mulls over the passing of respectable God-fearing Catholic Ireland.
Cardinal Rules Part 7: The year ahead
Wondering what to expect from the new year? The (not) Primate of All Ireland is here to fill you in on all you need to know…