by Anura Guruge
2/ The bearded O’Malley, two years after he said in writing that ‘it was on the verge of publishing a list of priests accused of abuse (in the Boston archdiocese),’ finally gets around the publishing an incomplete of 159 priests — with the names of another 91 withheld. In addition, he also omitted about 40 names of priests from religious orders — he himself belonging to an order. So the actual list of pedophiles is closer to 290, if not greater. Read the Boston Globe article which also deals with criticism of O’Malley’s handling of this issue. Here is the list of the 159 named pedophiles. To get to the entire report go here. The list was supposedly made available on the Boston Archdiocese Web site at 2 pm, Eastern on Thursday, August 25. I couldn’t get through to the Web site till close to 3:30. Yes, I was obviously not the only one trying. But, I also suspect that they throttled down their network access to limit the volume. His fans, with Father John in the foe, tell me that the bearded will be the one that tries to curtail this crime in Boston and in Ireland. Well, I for one, am not impressed given that the Irish situation, with rogue bishop Magee in the forefront, is going from bad to diabolical. Here is the take by the The New York Times.
3/ Rogue bishop John Magee’s ‘deputy,’ Denis O’Callaghan, who was directly responsible for investigating child abuse by priests BUT decided that he would use his OWN ‘pastoral guidelines’ for dealing with the pedophiles is now saying that MAYBE be should have resigned! God help us. He is now being told by his new boss to shut-up. Link. But, as with Magee, he is still a free man, with all that talk of arrests being but talk. The BBC.
4/ Another comment on Magee’s flaccid apology, this one by the Irish Independent.
5/ The pope has announced the theme for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — it being ‘Go and make disciples of all nations’ per the call of Jesus.
6/ A US conservative accuses the pope of being a socialist. Link. That probably isn’t a bad thing.