If the dust has settled, it is possibly now a time for analysis. Let us take for a start the Manchester Evening News article on 26th March 2016. The headline says that the victims had dropped the legal action against the Salford Diocese. In fact they did not drop it […]
Tag: Bishop Terence Brain
Abuse: Its Forms and Failures
Before I start this probably long posting I would like to apologise to Mr Richard Scorer and his abuse team at Panone/Slater and Gordon in Manchester. I have probably done them a disfavour with my past blog postings but I now realise they were working in a section of English […]
Ebola is in the Diocese Of Salford
Well with Bishop Terence Brainless back-scuttling it out of the Salford Diocesan door, we have another criminal being inserted into his troubled seat. Bishop John Arnold, Auxillary Bishop of the dark and dirty Diocese of Westminster has been elevated by the pope and just in time for Nichols of Westminster […]
The Case Against The Salford Diocese, Monsignor Thomas Duggan and St Bede’s College in Manchester
Well events are coming along nicely in the case of alleged abuse of pupils by Monsignor Duggan, Rector of St Bede’s College from 1950 -1966, 16 years when unbridled sexual abuse of young boys was an everyday occurrence in the life of the College. Carefully picked and even more carefully […]
Timothy Hopkins And All That.
I was alerted to Father Timothy Hopkins having all charges dropped by the Criminal Prosecution Service regarding his alleged sexual assault on a young girl at a previous parish. At the time of the police investigation he was parish priest at St Mary’s in Denton and also on the Board […]
Bede’s Beleagured By A Brainy Brat’s Backlash
We are now a month into a new Christmas term at St Bede’s College in leafy Whalley Range in Manchester and already there are signs of the School fraying at the edges. News as hit the editor’s desk from a range of sources about the managerial mayhem that is being […]
St Bede’s College, Manchester And Its A Level Results
Yesterday I received an e-mail from a former pupil of St Bede’s which deserves publishing. Paul Taylor was in the 1964 intake, leaving in 1971. He had the unique experience of serving under three Rectors, the Infamous Monsignor Thomas Duggan, The doubtful and secretive Monsignor Geoffrey Burke and the genial […]
Historical Abuse In Schools And How St. Bede’s Cannot Seem To Deal With It.
Now that the court cases are lining up against the Salford Diocese and St. Bede’s College, news has come through how one school in New York has found a way of dealing with the problem of child sexual abuse. One of the city’s most prestigious private schools, The Horace Mann […]
Does Charity Begin At Home?
Well certainly it does but there are circumstances where it definitely shouldn’t and the tale I am about to tell is one of these circumstances. “Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 164 Roman Catholic relief, development and social service organizations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and […]