Over the next few days serious pressure comes on Cardinal Brady to step down.However,revelations that the Pope was directly involved in abuse coverups also come to light and the Pope's soon to be published pastoral letter divert some attention away from Brady.
Cardinal Brady's next move is to appologise to anyone who has been hurt by any failure on his behalf.
In his homily during Mass yesterday morning at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh, Cardinal Brady said: “This week a painful episode from my own past has come before me. I have listened to reaction from people to my role in events 35 years ago. I want to say to anyone who has been hurt by any failure on my part that I apologise to you with all my heart.”
In his homily, Cardinal Brady also said: “I also apologise to all those who feel I have let them down. Looking back I am ashamed that I have not always upheld the values that I profess and believe in.”
More generally he said, “we as bishops, successors of the Apostles in the Irish church today, must acknowledge our failings. The integrity of our witness to the Gospel challenges us to own up to and take responsibility for any mismanagement or cover-up of child abuse. For the sake of survivors, for the sake of all the Catholic faithful as well as the religious and priests of this country, we have to stop the drip, drip, drip of revelations of failure.”http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/fro ... 14031.html
He still refuses to step down.