John Cooney: Brady's plea signals his determination to stay
Published 18/03/2010 | 05:00
To applause from the packed congregation in St Patrick's Cathedral, Cardinal Brady asked for time to 'reflect' on his position
'YOU are on the right road," the President of Ireland Mary McAleese told Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin on the steps of Dublin's Pro-Cathedral ahead of yesterday's St Patrick's Day Mass.
These six words of encouragement from the Head of State to the Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland was a sotto voce but warm-hearted and enthusiastic approval of Dr Martin's call for the full truth of the scale of clerical child abuse to come out.