Monthly Archives: May 2013

Fr Barry O’Sullivan, Therapist Duped By A Duper.

I think I will set myself up as a personnel consultant specialising in the priests of the Salford Diocese.  I more than anyone know the abilities and more the inabilities of this august body of venerable old men, having researched their every foible for the last three years.  Take for example the police force, if they wanted to know the… (more…)

From The Shannon To The Somme

Over the last week I have experienced some exhilarating highs but also some terrible bone shattering lows after helping to put on a play for the Gathering here in Boyle.  I explained the play in a fair amount of detail in my posting of 30th April last under the heading of Our Play For The Gathering so I will not… (more…)

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 School, in the Bronx borough of New York has apologised… (more…)

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 individually their mission is to work to build a better… (more…)