He is in cyberspace, we are left in limbo
Published 09/06/2002 | 00:11
The Catholic authorities seem reluctant to state what they know about Miceal Ledwith, says Colum Kenny
THE Irish Catholic bishops let him walk away with a fat pension and his reputation intact. Now Monsignor Miceal Ledwith is out there on the Internet, being promoted as a former president of Maynooth College and as an advisor to the Vatican. He is still listed in the Irish Catholic Directory as a priest of the diocese of Ferns.
Ledwith, a brilliant theology lecturer, has denied an allegation that he sexually abused a minor at Maynooth, although he did make a private settlement with a claimant in 1995.