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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Cardinal Brady

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Cardinal Seán Brady has offered to resign as Primate of All Ireland
The offer of resignation, in line with Canon Law, must be approved by the Pope.
Cardinal Brady uses Easter message to rally support for pro-life cause
He also referenced Twitter and heaped praise on Pope Francis.
Monsignor Eamon Martin appointed Coadjutor to Cardinal Brady
Msgr Martin has been appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh, and will assist Brady until he finishes up in the post.
Cardinal Brady expresses 'deep shame' over Church abuse
However, he stopped short of offering a specific apology for his own actions in the investigation of child abuse.
Brendan Boland: My healing won't begin until Brady resigns
But the clerical abuse survivor welcomed yesterday’s public apology from the Primate of All Ireland.
The Daily Fix: Monday
Our round-up of the day’s main stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
Parents should have been warned: Cardinal Seán Brady
Catholic Church leader apologises to abuse victims and says he regrets “very much” that parents of children at risk weren’t informed.
Diarmuid Martin calls for independent inquiry into Brendan Smyth abuse
The Archbishop of Dublin said an international investigation of the actions of both Church and State was needed to reveal the “full story”.
Here's the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: Continuity Irish Dancers turn vicious over ringlets row; 12 million bungalows for Athlone; Michael Noonan takes Miss Ireland crown as ‘warning’…
Column: Being held to accountability is not persecution, Cardinal Brady
One’s civic duties are not the same as one’s self-imposed religious obligations, writes columnist Lisa McInerney – nor are they superseded by them.
'Where's the humanity?' - prominent theologian says Cardinal Brady should resign
Fr Vincent Twomy says Brady “has unfortunately lost his moral credibility” over the 1975 abuse inquiry.
Spike in calls to counselling services after Cardinal Brady programme
Connect Counselling can be contacted free-of-charge on 1800 477 477.
Tánaiste suggests Cardinal Brady should "not hold a position of authority"
Eamon Gilmore said it was his personal view that anyone who did not deal with the scale of the abuse outlined in a BBC documentary this week should not be in a position of authority.
Abuse survivor: Without courage or integrity Cardinal Brady failed and it is unforgivable
Colm O’Gorman of One in Four also argues that Brady was following guidelines – in fact, he says there were clear processes enshrined in the church which he followed “to the letter”.
Fergus Finlay reveals personal experience of child abuse
The Barnardos chief executive said he was sexually assaulted at the age of 11.
Cardinal Brady says he had no power to stop Brendan Smyth
However, he accepts that he was “part of an unhelpful culture of deference and silence in society, and the Church.”
In full: Cardinal Brady responds to allegations over role in abuse inquiry
The primate of all-Ireland has released a statement in response to new allegations about his role in an inquiry into abuse allegations against the paedophile priest Brendan Smyth.
Cardinal Brady faces new claims over role in sex abuse inquiry
Abuse allegations made by a 14-year-old boy were mishandled by the current head of the Catholic Church back in the 1970s with result that other boys were abused, a BBC documentary disclosed.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
Poll: Are you more hopeful for Catholic Church after Visitation findings?
The Vatican-sent panel of Catholic officials say that there are “signs of hope” for the future of the Church here. Do you agree?
Irish Catholic bishops "make heartfelt pleas for forgiveness"
Statement from Irish bishops ‘welcomes’ findings of ‘pastoral’ Apostolic Visitation which was sent to Ireland from the Vatican – but Cardinal Brady says it doesn’t “supersede” the Church’s policy.
Column: Cardinal Rules - On how Inkgate goes all the way to the top
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland investigates the full extent of Inkgate – and finds out about Richard Bruton’s addiction to novelty erasers…
Column: Cardinal Rules - What NOT to do on your Lenten fast
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland tracks his colleague’s ‘progress’ with his sponsored fast – including an awkward incident with a chocolate Swiss roll…
Column: Cardinal Rules - On priests versus geeks
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland went to a Reclaim the Faith Conference. It was all going to be suitably pious – until the hotel was double-booked with a sci-fi convention…
Column: Cardinal Rules - on protecting yourself from financial catastrophe
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland discusses real money, imaginary money and potential money – with the aid of a chicken, a puppy and a goat.
Column: Cardinal Rules - on hiring housekeepers
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland gets with the guidelines and indulges in a touch of “positive discrimination” when hiring for the clerical household.
Column: Cardinal Rules - on Occupy Jim Sheridan's gaff
This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland is caught up in #Occupy fever – and decides to #Occupy Jim Sheridan’s €7,000-a-month rented house.
Column: Cardinal Rules – How to wave goodbye to the IMF
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland rubbed shoulders with the likes of Bono, Enda Kenny, Eamon Gilmore and Gabriel Byrne to learn three very important things…
Column: Cardinal Rules – On tour with Il Papa
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland heads to Madrid to see his Holiness work the crowd and find his inner rock star.
Column: Cardinal Rules – On defending Morrissey
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland has to play peacekeeper in the terrible row over Morrissey: “an undisputed genius” or “a big mountain of stupid”?
The Daily Fix: Friday
In your evening wrap-up: Does the DAA chief deserve a bonus? How is Ireland so good at boxing? And shouldn’t they have called the movie The Anti-Social Network?
The Daily Fix: Friday
In today’s fix: Private courses for secondary teachers, goat-killing bodhrán makers and the Take That invasion begins…
Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 22) Liveblogging the British royal wedding
This week, the (Not) Primate of All Ireland gave us a blow-by-blow account of the action from (almost) inside Westminster Abbey.
The 9 at 9: Wednesday
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Viable explosives sent to Neil Lennon, a Chinese man watches helpless as his girlfriend is murdered 11,000 miles away, and Cardinal Brady is off to the royal wedding.
Cardinal Rules Part 14: On being moved by moving statues
The (not) Primate of All Ireland on having faith in Holy mysteries: “it’s the intellectual putty which fills in the holes of doubt caused by the cracks of reason”.
Cardinal Rules Part 13: On a good old demonic possession
The (not) Primate of All Ireland extols the joys of exorcism on the silver screen.
Cardinal Rules Part 12: On the prophet Ned O'Keeffe
The (not) Primate of All Ireland defends the outgoing TD’s right to root out the evil of intellectualism in politics.
Cardinal Rules Part 6: On the birth of Jesus
The Not Primate of All-Ireland retells the story of the shepherds as they meet the awkwardly-titled Lamb of God.