Saturday 16 December 2017

A redemption of sorts: The trial of Bishop Casey at Court of Pearly Gates

'In the last few days I have met so many people who lived in England in the 1950s and 1960s. They spoke of how Bishop Casey built homes for the Irish in England. He built 600 houses in just two years.'
'In the last few days I have met so many people who lived in England in the 1950s and 1960s. They spoke of how Bishop Casey built homes for the Irish in England. He built 600 houses in just two years.'
Billy Keane

Billy Keane

Bishop Eamonn Casey was laid to rest in Galway on Thursday, but where will he end up? Let us imagine then we are sitting there in The Court of the Pearly Gates watching his case unfold. The case for the prosecution is strong.

There is no doubt but that Bishop Casey was a sinner. He pleads guilty. All that remains is the sentencing. Will it be Heaven or will it be Hell?

I know we could spend months discussing the definition of both. My view is simple enough. Heaven is peace. Hell really is hell, and the fire is in our heads.

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