The Heelers Diaries

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Location: Kilcullen (Phone 087 7790766), County Kildare, Ireland

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

the truth about cats and dogs

Twenty years ago, Father Nevin addressed the congregation in church at Kilcullen.
Independent Newspapers, The Irish Times and RTE had just discovered that a Bishop had fathered a child by his mistress.
The media were all excited.
They thought they were going to use the Bishop's social activities to stampede the faithful away from their shepherds.
Father Nevin looked at the congregation.
"So you think we've failed you," he said slowly. "Well you have failed us. MASSIVELY."
It was the most courageous thing I've ever heard.


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