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Thursday, July 19, 2012

from the heelers letters

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Brian Fennell <>
Sent: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:52:29 +0100 (IST)
Subject: Truth and honesty

Dear James Healy
Only just last week I came across your reference to my late wife Nuala Fennell in your "Heelers Diaries " reference to Nualas death dated 13 August 2009 .
You are entitled to your opinions but you should base them on the truth .
You describe Nuala as an Atheist,in this you were wrong ,as in other
matters .
She was a devout Catholic ,a weekly communicant .
Yes she advocated the liberalisation of availability of contraception,
Yes she favoured the introduction of divorce ,
Yes she campaigned for equality for women .
Yes she was instrumental in setting up the first refuge in Ireland for
Women and children who were subject to violence in the home.
NO she never campaigned for or in any way worked for or advocated the introduction of abortion ,never ever.
I was married to Nuala for over 50 years ,she was a very sincere and honest woman who was not in any way anti Catholic ,the "Fathers " of the Irish Church have done it more damage than anybody else could have done by their arrogance and cover ups over the years .
I wish you well
Brian Fennell


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