So the Murphy Report and the usual outrage is being shown. We have been there before earlier this year with the Ryan Report, but has anything changed?
Not much. The priests not named in the report will not be charged, the bishops who let them get away with it are refusing to resign. Information will be shredded. Its despicable. Whats the point of these Commissions if nothing comes of them?
This morning though, I was listening to Gerry Ryan on 2FM (a rare occurrence) when he was doing the paper review and when he go to the Irish Daily Mail I was very interested to hear what he had to say. According to the Mail (not online) the Bishop’s who did not report allegations to the Gardaí will be investigated. This is a change. And it is a good change. The Church hierarchy need to be told they are no longer above the law.
While I think very highly of the current Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, as he is more open then most of predecessors, the Church still has a long way to go as their is 25 dioceses in Ireland North and South who need to either come clean and hand over records to the Gardaí or be investigated.
I am not an anti-church person. I am not an anti-catholic person. But these church men who claim to uphold the ten commandments and Gospel of Jesus Christ need to realise their actions and repent and do good on it.
There is no easy way out of this for the Catholic Church in Ireland or the Vatican. They need to look deeply at themselves are realise how human they are, admit when they are wrong, and take the punishment. It is what the rest of us mere mortals must do.
What a turn around for the Catholic church, story here (Telegraph).
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has taken the controversial step of allowing fortnightly Masses in his Westminster diocese specifically for homosexuals.
Wooo! I now officially love the Cardinal! 😛
Of course not everyone is happy with the decision, despite the fact that it is backed by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome, the most powerful of the Vatican’s departments.
Juventutem na hEireann – Oige Caitliceach Traidisiunta, who i robbed the title off seam to have a problem with it saying that
sodomy is a sin which ‘cries out to Heaven for vengeance.’
and also attacks secularisation in the same post warning us of the Day of Judgement.
I think people tend to forget, as a result of their ‘indifferentism’ that there will be a Day of Judgement. A state,a country that becomes ‘secular’ is often cursed.
Despite the fact that Jesus died for all our sins whether it be being gay or committing adultery. I was born a Homosexual, I had no choice in the matter. We are all created in God’s image therefore, I am created in his image, therefore God is a Gay, a Straight Person, a Lesbian, a Bisexual, a Transvestite, a MTF and FTM! God loves us all, and a secular society is welcoming to all. Religion has no place in politics, bar in guiding individual politicians morals, which we all are allowed!
Think I babbled on a bit there, bit it is people like Juventutem na hEireann that make me glad that I decided to distance myself from the Catholic Church
Dia Duit ar an maidin fuar!
An nuacht ar an lá seo.
A conference is taking place in Spain on the EU Constitution (BBC). Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain are sending ministers and Germany, Ireland and Portugal are sending observers. Im not sure what outcome it will have as only 17 member states are attending.
The UN will announce its plan for Kosovo today (BBC). Hopefully it will safe gaurd
In a historic step the Prime Minister of Vietnam has met with the Pope (CNN)
Kofi Annan has returned home to Ghana (CNN) after his ten year stint as head of the United Nations. He is thinking of entering agriculture
No more .um sites (CNN)awww, but there are talks of getting rid of .su sites also.
The US has unveiled an non-lethal ray gun!(CNN) i thinks its a cool idea. It makes u think ur going to catch fire, wo wont run from that!
And finally in UCC RAG week is over and nominations for the Student Union Elections open next wednesday. I am intending to seek a nomination to run for Welfare officer in the SU. check out my website its still under construction so check back. But i do have a Bebo, MySpace and Facebook profiles
Conas atá sibh? An nuacht ar an maidin seo! (Thats the end of the Gaeilge!)
Breakingnews.ie reports on the IDA and ESB warnings on power cuts. There is also a good post over on Irish Election on this
It also reports that the Vatican is against giving Saddam the death penalty
CNN reports on a ‘significant’ earthquake in Scotland!
CNN also is running a report on predictions for future Tsunami’s in Asia
France 24 reports on the fighting in Somalia
Al-Jazeera has a report showing the difficulties faced by immigrants attempting to enter Spain
Thats it for now!
Decided to to this every morning im awake for with a bit of a round up of International News and News from the Bloggersphere, after yesterdays ‘Interesting Stuff post‘
RTÉ.ie and BreakingNews.ie have reports from the American Geophysical Union that the Artic will be ice free by 2040.
A lot of news agencies are reporting on Ehud Olmert blab on Israeli Nuclear Weapons which I covered last night
A follow on from yesterday’s post on France 24, it is availible on Sky Digital on Channel 515
The Examiner is reporting on how Pat Rabitte is flip-flopping again, saying that he “vows to remove FF and PDs from power”
UCC will name its new President today also with four people in the running according to the Examiner
Accoding the CNN that the Vatican have confirmed that the sarcophagus found under St. Paul’s Outside the Walls Basilica, is indeed the remains of the apostle St. Paul.
On a sad note, Post Offices across the country will close between 12-1 today, the An Post Website says
The An Post Board, Management, Staff and Postmasters extend their deepest sympathy to the family of the late Postmaster Alan Cunniffe following his tragic death on Friday last, 8th December 2006.
May he rest in peace.
As a mark of respect, all Post Offices will close on Tuesday December 12th from 12 – 1.00pm
Thats all for now have a good day.