Tuesday 6 December 2016

Time for Cardinal Connell to do penance for his sins

Published 16/12/2009 | 05:00

CARDINAL Desmond Connell, the master-spinner of 'mental reservation' and premier living luminary of the clerical rogues' gallery who covered up for the abusers, has remained bolted in his Dublin northside mansion, cocooned from public outrage.

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Apart from a statement seeking forgiveness in the aftermath of the November 26 publication of the damning Murphy report into the Archdiocese of Dublin, the 83-year old Prince of the Church has shunned the media to explain his disgraceful and negligent stewardship.

Although hiding away in his splendid retirement residence in Glasnevin's Iona Road, journalists and photographers have found that, as far as they are concerned, His Eminence is not at home.

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