Sam Smyth: The 'curse' of the paedophile priest lives on
Published 15/03/2010 | 05:00
HE is the notorious paedophile priest who brought down a Taoiseach and government in the last century and the Catholic Primate of All Ireland could be his latest casualty in 2010.
Fr Brendan Smyth attached himself to Cardinal Sean Brady 35 years ago and the toxic connection will determine the outcome of a High Court case.
That court case, and the publicity arising from it, will determine if Cardinal Brady can credibly remain as the head of the Catholic Church in Ireland.