Romanism in Ireland has been found out. The accusations and condemnations of her
character and conduct by Bible Protestants have been more than justified.
The present R.C. Archbishop of Dublin is to be replaced. Speaking realistically he has
been sacked because he was found out. In a Press Heading “Rome’s choice tipped to ‘transform’ Ireland” the
Roman Catholic weekly THE UNIVERSE 11/5/03 has announced:-
The groundbreaking appointment of Archbishop Diarmuid
Martin as Coadjutor Archbishop of Dublin will
transform the Irish Church, top-level Vatican sources have claimed.
The Pope’s decision this week to name Archbishop
Martin as coadjutor, which means he will work alongside current Archbishop of
Dublin Cardinal Desmond Connell and succeed him on his impending retirement,
has been greeted with excitement and anticipation both in Rome and in Dublin.
And reliable sources at the Vatican say the Holy Father sees Archbishop Martin as the man to lead the Irish Church into a new more confident and vibrant era
in which it will throw off the trauma of the recent scandals and its declining
influence and be a rejuvenated force.
It has been claimed that a cardinal’s hat is not too
far away for Archbishop Martin who has made a big impact in his work for the
Holy See in the fields of international conflict and developing world debt and
famine, efforts which have seen him work closely with high profile figures such
as rock superstar and U2 front-man Bono.
Born in 1945, Archbishop Martin was ordained a priest
in 1969 and the Holy Father personally consecrated him as a bishop in 1999 and
made him archbishop two years later, when he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio and
the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva as well as to the Word Trade Organisation.
Prior to this, the archbishop was for many years
Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the right hand
man of Cardinal Roger Etchegeray. In this role, he visited all the major
conflict zones and territories that have been hit by famine and poverty, from Rwanda to Israel and Palestine.
He is well known and highly esteemed in the
international community, and many had expected the Pope to appoint him to a
senior position in the Vatican in the near future, but after much reflection
and consultation, the Pontiff clearly decided it was of the utmost importance
to give the Irish Church a highly qualified and most articulate leader not
connected to recent problems.
A sound theologian, well acquainted with justice and
peace issues on all continents who knows all the major figures, debates and
positions in the Church, Rome feels the Pope has given Ireland a Church leader
not afraid to take a strong stance, a person who is media friendly and a
The likeable Archbishop Martin is known as a quick
learner and is expected to take only until the end of the year to learn the
rope under 77 year old Cardinal Connell’s guidance. Then, the Pope is expected
to accept the cardinal’s resignation, which has already been offered, and
appoint Archbishop Martin as the new archbishop of Dublin.
As he made the announcement, Cardinal Connell, who has
been under pressure over his handling of abuse scandals in the Irish Church, said he believed the choice was due to
“the Holy Father’s benevolence towards the archdiocese”.
Archbishop Martin said he was well aware of the hurt
felt by the victims of abuse and vowed to do all he could to help them. “I am
prepared to work with them and will all, so that he Church in Dublin diocese can be more and more Church at its best,
bringing the comfort and strength, that hope and meaning of the message of
Jesus,” he added.
Primate of All Ireland Sean Brady said that
Archbishop Martin is “an excellent choice for the new and onerous appointment
which he undertakes”.
The claim that this one spin doctor appointed by the
Pope will transform the Roman Church in Ireland reveals the extent to which
Rome thinks she can manage to cover up her disgraceful conduct in the scandal
of the Roman Catholic Irish hierarchy’s attempt to cover up the SUPPURATING
wound of the sexual abuse of children by the priests of Rome.
What does Rome take her
members to be? A herd, which will be driven from place to place by the
appointee of a Pope who claims to be infallible.
The Pope and the priests of Rome have been voicing in
loud sanctimonious language how much they sympathise with the victims of
atrocious priestly sexual assault but are practically select on the deliberate
lying cover up employed by the bishops to conceal the facts from the public and
to aid the criminal priests with safe conducts and continual perversely
It will take more than the elevation of a clever
Mickey Mouse Archbishop to remedy a situation of Rome’s
own making and encouragement.
No spring-cleaning of the kennel will suffice, the
kennel must be destroyed forever.