Tuesday 12 December 2017

Fifteen centuries after St Patrick, Christianity is worth hanging on to

Bishop Eamonn Casey, who, despite the scandal when it emerged in 1992 he’d had an affair and fathered a son, received mostly positive coverage on his death earlier this week.
Bishop Eamonn Casey, who, despite the scandal when it emerged in 1992 he’d had an affair and fathered a son, received mostly positive coverage on his death earlier this week.
David Quinn

David Quinn

Bishop Eamonn Casey has received mostly positive coverage since his death earlier this week.

Part of the reason is the undoubted good work he did during most of his years in active ministry.

But I think another reason is that his scandal pales when compared with what was to come. His scandal involved a consenting adult. The scandal was that he broke his vows and used diocesan funds to help his son.

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