Follow @PoliticsIE
 
 
 
Page 1 of 10 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 97

Thread: George Gibney connected to Opus Dei by Justine McCarthy on Pat Kenny

  1. #1
    Politics.ie Member Toland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Foreign, for my mental as well as material well-being
    Posts
    63,371
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default George Gibney connected to Opus Dei by Justine McCarthy on Pat Kenny

    Justine McCarthy has mentioned paedophile swimming coach George Gibney's (http://www.abusewatch.net/AWWanted.php) connections to Opus Dei on Pat Kenny this morning.

    Is this new?

    I'd never heard this before.

    He's living in the United States and has been working with children's charities in Latin America.

    She reckons he's highly unlikely to have stopped offending.
    Last edited by Toland; 26th March 2010 at 12:35 PM.

  2. #2

  3. #3
    Politics.ie Member Toland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Foreign, for my mental as well as material well-being
    Posts
    63,371
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Thanks for the links. I notice no mention of Opus in either article, though his membership of the Knights of Columbus is mentioned in both.

  4. #4
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,270
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Third article mentions an OD angle.

  5. #5
    Politics.ie Member Toland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Foreign, for my mental as well as material well-being
    Posts
    63,371
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Didimus View Post
    Third article mentions an OD angle.
    Ooops!

    So it does in relation to Roderick Murphy, thanks. No reference as to why his membership is relevant to Murphy's appointment.

    Was Gibney also a member (whether numerary or in another category)?

  6. #6
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    3,047
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Toland View Post
    Justine McCarthy has mentioned paedophile swimming coach George Gibney's (AbuseWatch.NET) connections to Opus Dei on Pat Kenny this morning.

    Is this new?

    I'd never heard this before.

    He's living in the United States and has been working with children's charities in Latin America.

    She reckons he's highly unlikely to have stopped offending.
    Yes indeed, Opus Dei is frequently named in connection with child abuse scandals - including ones that bring down Governments. The following is from UK historian Richard Webster's essay "States of Fear, The Redress Board and Ireland's Folly". (The essay forms part of his 600 page book "The Secret of Bryn Estyn" regarding a child abuse witch-hunt in Wales; it also includes material on other countries including Ireland).

    http://www.richardwebster.net/print/...tynireland.htm

    "The beginnings of the story [in Ireland] go back to 1994 when the authorities in Northern Ireland sought the extradition from the Republic of Father Brendan Smyth, a Catholic priest who was facing a number of counts of child sexual abuse to which he would eventually plead guilty. It would appear that he had previously been protected against allegations by his own Norbertine order, which had moved him from parish to parish as complaints arose, and failed to alert the police. Perhaps because of the age of the allegations, which went back twenty years, there was a delay of several months during which the Irish attorney general took no action in relation to the extradition request. Unfounded reports began to circulate in Dublin that the process was being deliberately delayed in response to a request made at the highest level by the Catholic Church. An Irish opposition deputy, Pat Rabbitte, then referred in parliament to the possible existence of a document that would ‘rock the foundations of this society to its very roots’. He apparently had in mind the rumoured existence of a letter written by the Primate of All Ireland, Cardinal Cathal Daly, to the attorney general in Dublin. In this letter the Cardinal had supposedly interceded on behalf of Father Brendan Smyth and requested the delay in his extradition which had in fact taken place.

    No evidence has been produced that any such letter ever existed. Yet, as a direct result of the rumours which now swept the country, confidence in the ruling establishment was undermined and the Fianna Fail government of Albert Reynolds fell, amidst talk of a dark conspiracy involving politicians, members of Opus Dei, the Knights of Columbus and others. This conspiracy was allegedly seeking to cover up the activities of paedophile priests."



    Justine McCarthy is a worthy successor to Pat Rabbitte in exposing the evils of Opus Dei!!
    Last edited by Kilbarry1; 26th March 2010 at 02:14 PM. Reason: changing one word in last sentence

  7. #7
    Politics.ie Member Toland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Foreign, for my mental as well as material well-being
    Posts
    63,371
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    What you quote doesn't either explicitly or implicitly refer to Opus Dei.

    Do you have something to say on the subject of the thread?

  8. #8
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,270
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Have no idea. The point being made about Murphy is that it was it seems a surprise that he was appointed to the position, given his involvement in the sport, and his lack of relevant experience. And he also happened to be a member of OD.
    KofC is a right wing secretive organisation, as is OD. Don't know if there is a crossover of membership

  9. #9
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    3,047
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Toland View Post
    What you quote doesn't either explicitly or implicitly refer to Opus Dei.

    Do you have something to say on the subject of the thread?
    Are you referring to my post? Did you read the extract from Webster's essay - including the following:

    No evidence has been produced that any such letter ever existed. Yet, as a direct result of the rumours which now swept the country, confidence in the ruling establishment was undermined and the Fianna Fail government of Albert Reynolds fell, amidst talk of a dark conspiracy involving politicians, MEMBERS OF OPUS DEI, THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AND OTHERS. [emphasis added].This conspiracy was allegedly seeking to cover up the activities of paedophile priests."

    The then Attorney General Harry Whelehan was supposed to be a member of Opus Dei. So was a senior Legal Officer who directly handled the extradition. A major role in the fiasco was played by the NEW Attorney General who disregarded the evidence of the two principals - probably because he believed the rumours about Opus Dei. By the time it was clear that Whelehan and the other man were telling the truth, the Government of Albert Reynolds had already fallen.

    Is Justine McCarthy trying to generate another ludicrous witch-hunt centering on Opus Dei?

  10. #10
    Politics.ie Member Toland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Foreign, for my mental as well as material well-being
    Posts
    63,371
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    But have you any information Kilbarry1.

    Anything at all but dark mutterings about Opus Dei and sim.?

Page 1 of 10 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •