Irish Independent columnist John Cooney gives a glowing review of the life of Cardinal Daly who died on New Year’s Eve.
It’s only at the end of the article that Mr. Cooney tells us that the Cardinal lied in regard to his knowledge of the activities of paedophile priest Brendan Smyth.
The article could be summed up as follows:
Cardinal Daly was a brilliant scholar, theologian, philosopher and peacemaker. Oh, and by the way, he also strongly believed that the good of the Catholic Church was more important than protecting children from rape.
But let’s not dwell on that too much.