Saturday 7 December 2019

Latest 'apology' is most shameful

Cardinal Sean Brady has apologised. In the situation he found himself, he could hardly do any less. However his apology is far from complete.

He accepts only that his actions were "inadequate". His apology is only offered to "anyone" who has been hurt by "any" failure on his part and those who "feel" let down by him.

Further he accepts, only "with hindsight", that these were failures. He is clearly implying that at the time he believed his actions were correct.

There are many people in this country who believe that Fr Brady, as he was then, didn't fail to act, but acted quite decisively to prevent Smyth's heinous crimes from being reported to the civil authorities, ie, the Garda Siochana.

John Collins
Ballyvolane, co Cork

Irish Independent

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