Well, it’s nearly ‘over’:
I commend the victims who had the courage to see these charges through , and I pray for the repose of the soul of the victim who sadly didn’t live to see the conviction, and I pray for all the Barry McGrory victims, and I pray for those who I believe ensured McGrory was finally defrocked.
Yes, it’s always disappointing to see Catholics who take the stand to attest to the ‘good character” of a convicted clerical sexual predator. I have come to believe that such naivety and ‘ignorance’ generally reflect resoundingly on the priest’s failure to educate and lead and spiritually direct the flock entrusted to his care.
Finally, I pray that Mr. Barry McGrory uses his time behind bars to pray without ceasing for his many victims, and that he will beg God to comfort each and every soul who was led astray by his cruel crimes .
I have had a few difficult months – no need to go into the details, but just to let you know I am still here. I will be bringing the site up to date in about two weeks, and at that time will give you an idea of my plans for the way ahead, I will also be responding to all of you who have contacted me over the past weeks.
Please keep me in your prayers.
Enogugh for now,