Scales have fallen from my eyes
I have just listened to the 'Last Word' broadcast with Mgr Dooley and Colm O'Gorman and I was gobsmacked at what the former was saying.
With almost every sentence he destroyed any claim either he or the Catholic Church can make to be either moral or ethical. Best of all was when he tried to make out that oaths of silence were necessary in order to neutralise any harm Smyth could have done.
Well, Mgr Dooley, the easiest way to neutralise Smyth would have been for the then Fr Brady and his fellows to report him straight to the gardai, perhaps even make a citizen's arrest.