Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Sean Brady’

New Ireland primate wants laity to renew Church Comments 0

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

The new Primate of All Ireland wants to see a humble renewal of the Irish Church led from the bottom up by the laity. Archbishop Eamon Martin became Archbishop of Armagh and Ireland’s primate following Pope Francis’s acceptance of the resignation of Cardinal Sean Brady, who had turned 75. According to The Tablet, during an Read more

Pope Francis accepts Ireland primate’s resignation Comments 0

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Sean Brady, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. Cardinal Brady had turned 75 in August and according to Church law, bishops are asked to submit their resignations to the Pope at that stage. The Pope can either accept or reject the resignation. Cardinal Brady, Read more

Calls for Irish Cardinal to resign after abuse cover-up Comments 0

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Survivors of clergy sex abuse have called for the resignation of Ireland’s Cardinal Sean Brady following further disclosure of his role in a cover-up. Brendan Boland’s memoir “Sworn to Secrecy” reproduces for the first time an oath of secrecy that he signed and that the then Fr Brady co-signed in the 1970s. When he was Read more

New leader for Catholic Church in Ireland has ‘no baggage’ Comments 0

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The future leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Archbishop-elect Eamon Martin, has been described as “a clean pair of hands” who “does not carry any baggage from the past with him”. Archbishop-elect Martin has been appointed coadjutor archbishop of Armagh, making him the designated successor to Cardinal Sean Brady, who has been under pressure Read more

Irish Cardinal urged to resign Comments 1

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Politicians, including the Irish Deputy Prime Minister, as well as Father Vincent Twomey, an Irish theologian and former professor at the country’s Maynooth seminary, have called for the resignation of the head of the Irish Catholic Church, Cardinal Seán Brady. “It is my own personal view that anybody who did not deal with the scale Read more