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Cardinal Brady must accept his guilt

Published 16/03/2010 | 05:00

Cardinal Brady. Photo: Frank McGrath
Cardinal Brady. Photo: Frank McGrath

AS A 35-year-old, highly educated, teaching priest, the then Father Sean Brady, acting on instructions from his religious superior, imposed a vow of silence on two innocent children aged 10 and 14. Think about that.

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Now visualise the scene. Two terrified children, who had been brutalised by a monster in religious garb, are solemnly instructed by -- in their eyes -- a holy priest, to keep secret what has happened to them.

This is the stuff of nightmares and yet it is a fact. It did happen -- the cardinal himself said so.

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