US-based victims group blasts Cardinal Brady

Shame on Cardinal Brady. Catholic bishops are monarchs with tremendous power. But when child sex abuse and cover up cases come to light, they pretend to be powerless. 

It's disingenuous for Brady to claim that because he wrote one memo, he did all he could do to protect kids from Fr. Brendan Smyth. He could and should have done more and he knows it. It's tragic that he refuses to publicly admit that, because he did the absolute bare minimum in this case, other unsuspecting parents welcomed Fr. Smyth into their homes and other innocent kids were severely hurt by him.

We join those who are calling on Brady to resign.  


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  • Jeannie Guzman
    commented 2012-05-03 18:09:19 -0500
    We’ve been told since 1st grade that cardinals are just like the 12 apostles. But which apostle? Judas? If one compares Cardinal Brady’s track record to those apostles, who were listed in the Book of Acts of the Apostles, Cardinal Brady falls more than a little short. His behavior is incongruent, with that of an apostle. In fact, it’s somewhat similar to another, present-day apostle of the Church, good old Cardinal Law! With spiritual giants like these two, is it any wonder that people are leaving the Church in droves? Maybe they’re finding more genuine spirituality in the little Protestant Church down the block, than they are in big cathedrals, with cardinals Law and Brady presiding!
  • Barbara and Howard Blaine / Rubin
    published this page in Media Statements 2012-05-03 07:57:02 -0500

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