Tag Archives: The Archdiocese of Dublin

Historic Abuse Is Now At Bede’s

Yesterday after welcoming the new head of St Bede’s and offering him my best wishes in a posting entitled Salve Richard Robson, a prospective parent wrote a comment asking why I am so vindictive about the school when he on inspection found it so warm and wonderful.  He asked me for my thoughts and so I sat down early this… (more…)

My Awakening.

For 63 years I was a dumb fucker, I believed in everything I had been taught, in everything I had read in the newspapers and everything I had listened to on television and everything and anything a priest told me, he of the ultimate authority. Then in November 2009 came the Murphy Report  confirming the transgressions of generations of priests… (more…)

St Bede’s: To Be Or Nonce To Be.

I do like the word nonce, it means as you all know, a sexual pervert, an abuser of children.  It does seem to have come more into fashion of late, so much so, that I think nowadays that a nonce is the norm.  Us decent hetero- and homo- sexuals now seem to be in the minority.  I walk down the… (more…)

What Was It That Made Me A Catholic?

Well it was nothing really, just the fact of being born of my mother and encouraged by my father.  My mother was Catholicism personified, of North Manchester Irish stock, she came from Corpus Christi parish, off Oldham Road.  Prior to the 1914-18 war every other house in that district was Irish and Catholic.  My father was a Protestant farmer’s son… (more…)