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THE HARRY AND MEGHAN OPRAH INTERVIEW.

Before watching Monday night’s Oprah interview on ITV I was more anti than pro Meghan and Harry.

After watching it I was more sympathetic to Meghan and Harry.

Yes, Meghan is a confident and assertive woman – but why should that be a problem in the 21st century?

It must have been a very daunting thing to join the British Royal Family.

They are a stiff lot and I dont imagine the expression of emotions is tolerated too much.

Add to that, leaving your own country abd coming to a new one where you have no family and very few, friends.

And, despite what Meghan’s asshole of a father says, the Brits are a supremely racist lot.

Many of them hate Africans and Asians and we Irish have suffered great racism in the UK for a long time.

I admire the queen as a woman who has been very faithful to her duties.

But I think all these other royals, especially the younger ones, are just hangers-on and living off the taxpayer.

If the monarchy is to be retained it should be ruthlessly slimmed down and become the kind of monarchy we see in some modern European countries.

The treatment meted out to Diana has bound to have left a profound mark on Harry.

He saw a repeat of this in the Firm’s behaviour to Meghan.

I am not saying that Meghan and Harry are blameless. Of course they brought all their baggage.

But they brought to a family and an institution with enough baggage to sink the Titanic.

I wish Harry and Meghan well. But I have a fear the marriage will not last the course?

THE QUEEN’S STATEMENT

In a statement on behalf of the Queen that was released Tuesday evening, U.K. time, the Palace said: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.

“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”

WHEN PRIESTS PREY AND BISHOOS BETRAY.

This 49 minute video is both disturbing and thought-provoking.

107 replies on “THE HARRY AND MEGHAN OPRAH INTERVIEW.”

A core element of dignity is not airing your dirty linen in public.

They sue the papers for invading private life and private letters and then sell this interview…. Money is their God.

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Like in the RCC there is no internal way of open discussion and problem resolution.

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I’ll give you that +Pat, your are correct. I am just not too sure that this is a way to resolution either and I do believe that there may have been better options. They could have been more specific for instance? And also, how they were unable to get help with mental health issues amazes me. They can well afford the relevant professionals.

Look at the file The Kings Speech. Private intervention handled privately. Win win scenario.

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Joanna Lumley said the interview was spreading “hatefulness” and refused to watch. I didn’t watch either.

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11:17am
Joanna was right it was just a pair of treacherous attention seekers looking to hog the limelight again. I don’t believe for a minute auld Betty’s statement that they remain much loved members of the family. You can just imagine what their really saying about that act of treachery.

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12.39

For the very first time, I actually agree with something you posted: the last sentence of your comment.

Amazing.😨

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A core element of dignity is not airing your dirty linen in public?

You sound just like a Romanist bishop who justified the concealment of child-sexual abuse by his priests and endangered the welfare of other children by his wilful refusal to shop these criminals to the police.

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Because he cares enough about people to risk catching new strains of the deadly coronavirus and passing them on to everyone else in Europe when he returns to his statelet.

Don’t you yet understand? God obeys the Pope. And if the Pope risks the lives of millions of others, through a whim, by jetting off in a resplendent private aircraft to Iraq, then it is not a sin in God’s eyes.

The Pope sets his own moral standards, and God always rubberstamps them.

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12.15
You know, as Christ’s presumed vicar on Earth, the very least that Papa Francesco could do is LOOK as though he gives the proverbial about people’s welfare. After all, isn’t he meant to be an alter Christus par excellence?
Papa Francesco could have skyped or facetimed his good wishes (and all that) to Iraqi Christians, but no, he chose to endanger Europe (heck! … the world) by picking up a new strain of coronavirus in Iraq and infecting others with it on his return to Rome.
You seem to care as much about the welfare of others as Papa Francesco.
What would Jesus have done (never mind a pope)?

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Bishop Malone appears not just to have lied, but to have lied repeatedly. This is what can happen when men willingly pledge obedience to an institution that is ‘corrupt, and riddled with corruption’
And this is what every Roman Catholic priest did at his ordination.
Never forget this.

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@1:04 am
Am I right in thinking Malone had to eventually resign when a lay
employee in his Chancery with a conscience blew the whistle?
Malone is not alone as a careerist willing to cover up for the coverted hat.
Not by a long shot.

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You do wonder why they just don’t employ a safeguarding czar who can call the tune, and make all the people and offices at that place work to the same plan. Instead of which, I bet there are all sorts of competing interests, and probably a head whose expertise is not safeguarding. Then they might pass the next inspection. Also, I guess there is a bit of arrogance at work at Ampleforth – we are Ampleforth, we are OSBs, we are posh, we don’t have to listen to oiks telling us what to do etc. etc. Well, they better learn PDQ that they have to start to do what is expected, otherwise they will be toast.

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Yes exactly. Any time any institution falls short in any inspection they tell you what to do and you do it if you have the will.

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Talking of Liverpool, how’s Jolly getting on in prison ? Has he had a new arsehole ripped for himself yet ? I bet he is having a miserable time. But then, he needs to be taught a lesson.

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Jolley is acting out the “Squeal like a pig” scene from Deliverance regularly at Her Maj’s Pleasure. His sphincter is like the Mersey Tunnel.

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Isn’t it due for release in the next few months? Will the diocese welcome him with open arms?

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Of the topic… Whats the general consensus on the Knights of Columbanus?
I don’t trust them for what they are and what they profess to stand for!
In my parish they are controversial and seen by many as a bunch of unlikeable ‘Big shot’ thugs that bully to get in authoritative positions while proclaiming to be men of the Gospel.

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If Romanist priests aren’t men of the Gospel but, rather, men of a corrupt institution, is it reasonable to expect the Knights of Columbanus to be any different?

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12.04
No, it is not from hatred, but from objective truth.
However you, and your kind, prefer a fantasyland narrative about the Church to its sordid, Christ-betraying reality.
Grow up … before you die.

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All hail ye. Men who like to dress up and parade around. End of the story. Most would love to be interviewed on tv by Oprah

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Just because Megan or Harry say something it does not mean it is true. Just because Megan has played the race card it does mean it happened in the way she is portraying it.
Where is the evidence? Name, dates, what was actually said?

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Bella is Never a Knight Bella is not even in the Church because of Vatican Two.
Bella has made is very clear he is into lace and therefore part of the Latin mass Brigade know as the SSPX.
SSPX are most grateful to Pope Emeritus Benedict.
Belle will not be in the SVP or Legion of Mary they are all charitable works of mercy.

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Bella is a faithful Catholic yet makes up her own mind what is Catholic, regardless of the mind of the church. Ironically the most Protestant approach possible.

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Bella is a True Faithful follower SSPX God Bless Lady Bella.
Just Saying so camp but love it 🙂

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I did not watch the interview. They could renounce their titles if they feel that strongly, for example, and hand back the jewels. Meghan has form for falling out, and Harry is a twit. The fact is, if Netflix and Spotify, etc., didn’t exist, they’d still be part of the royal family.

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I think things really started to go downhill when Meghan’s mother, Doria, wasn’t allowed to move into Kensington Palace with them shortly after their marriage. She has since moved into their home in California.

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The queen is great for her age, but at ninety-five, you have to have some consideration. How Harry and Meghan have behaved since their £32 million wedding is a complete disgrace. It will now be challenging for them to appear in public in future in the UK; people will boo them, I think.

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Your wife trying to move your mother in law into the house should be a warning for any husband regardless of social standing!

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LOL
Yeah.
Next thing… the rest of the in-laws…and out-laws… will be trotting up the path.

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1.49
Ha ha 😅
Reminds me of the film, Heaven Can Wait, starring Peter Sellers. He plays a well-meaning but naive country parson who allows one or two wasters to share his home, and is then joined by a tribe of sponging scoundrels, all family members.
(‘Sponging scoundrels’?😞 That reminds me of something or someone, too. But what or whom?)

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Meghan and Harry? Who cares? I know I’m in the minority since their interview was watched by millions.
And why is this blog bothering with it?

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@ 5:04 pm

Is it, “Heavens Above!” from 1963..? Here’s a clip.

Heavens Above! (1963) – the church gives it away

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Complaining about the press and then using the same institution to gain publicity for their ‘brand’ wreaks of self interest, not to say a huge pay cheque. These matters (unlike sexual abuse in the RCC) would have been best dealt with privately. The Queen is 93, someone who proclaims a wonderful Christian message and a steady hand on the nation’s tiller. It was hurtful and straightforwardly wrong of this couple to be so critical of her in public. They brought no direct evidence to support their claims, not one jot. There will be truth in some of what they said but the private sphere would have been the place to discuss difficulties. Harry is clearly damaged by his terrible experience of loss. He once dressed up in public as a Nazi and was photographed https://www.irishtimes.com/news/apology-for-harry-s-nazi-outfit-falls-on-deaf-ears-1.406189. Apologies and, no doubt, advice was given. That should have stayed in his mind as a hurtful mistake. He could have taken the same approach, if suitable, to the very silly question about his next child’s skin colour. But no, publicity and knowingly letting loose all manner of speculation about the person responsible was preferred – for a huge fee. Silence should be their theme. God save the Queen.

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I had great sympathy for Harry and Megan, and was appalled at the egregious and gratuitous treatment they received at the hands of the UK tabloids, in particular, which was essentially racist and misogynist. On top of that was a snobbish class judgement on Megan, and a resentment that she could and would speak for herself, make her own decisions, and was not going to be pushed about. So, I quite understood why they would decided not to put up with that kind of treatment and move away from that life. Yes, they are a bit woke and bit full of themselves, and sickeningly precious and right on, but that was no reason for the treatment that they received. Notwithstanding some horse trading about money, protection, status etc., I would have expected them to gradually disappear from view and settle in to some sort of quiet and private life. All good so far. I am not sure what has occasioned them to go public in a nuclear way in their interview with Oprah, but the way in which they have done it and the material they have put out there in the public domain was, in my view, imprudent and unwise. They have burned bridges that probably cannot be fully repaired, and they have brought private family dirty laundry in to the public laundromat. There may well be some truth in the things they have said, but given that they took place within the Royal Family, and even accepting that the RF does have a very public dimension, I don’t think it unreasonable that these matters could and should be dealt with privately and in-house. Dealing with them in such a public forum is liable to do more harm to everyone. I hope that this will quieten down and that they will realise that it is in their interests to fade from view, supported by their family from the family’s private resources to be able to live a decent, safe, and quiet life. I hope !

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I was once a monarchist, but I am beginning to lean towards republicanism, at least after the death of the Queen. It was put well by Brendan O’Neill of spiked online – the monarchy helps many in the world think that the United Kingdom is only about chocolate box images of Ye Olde Downtonne Abbey. It is not. For all its faults, it is a dynamic and exciting place, far beyond the ken of the Royal Family or its hangers on.
Pension off the old ones and set the young ones free, without titles.

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I think Harry will live to regret this Oprah moment. Both he and Meghan probably require counselling/therapy – their challenges are obvious at many levels. I think this was a very misguided decision. If they have such disdain and dislike for the “plant”, then they should renounce all attachments from Royalty. Let them rediscover a whole new way of life. They will have no difficulties in finding relevant and mean gful roles by which they can contribute significantly to various areas of work. Traipsing around TV stations dishing out just “their” story will become like a circus and will crush them in the end.

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We all will. It’s our destiny. And doesn’t the Catholic Church keep reminding us that we are sinners?

Sinners sin, so they do. 😔

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If you mean masturbate I expect there are bishops who will commit bigger sins. God didn’t blink an eye during slavery or when his priests are abusing children so I doubt he’s bothered about you pulling your plonker lol

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12.40
You may be on to something there. About God not blinking an eye, I mean. Though I think he’s making up for it now, by exposing the hypocrisy, duplicity, complicity, and criminality of the Romanists.
They were caught on the hop, and now they’re on the run, squealing about how unfair and how unjust it all is.😢
My heart is a balm of sympathy with them.

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What’s the point re today blog on Harry and Megan? It’s not relevant as it’s non rcc issue. Bet lot of rcc supporters breath a sigh of relief today as its easy day today for them. Can’t understand the media and UK people obsession with royal family. Its like ‘meh’. Yesterday paper irish mail devoted almost 12 pages to it,it got me turned off

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It is drawing a parallel surely between the institutional church and the royal family. Both are obsessed with money and optics; both are obsessed with stage management and tradition/ethics/morals and both are found wanting

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Bishops have asked people to lobby TDs to open churches for Easter. Isn’t this really about Easter Offering envelopes and nothing else?

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Course it is. When you see what is in it for them you understand the speakers real motivation.
That said although you don’t get a huge payout for having had your life ruined by a clerical paedophile these cases mount up and I expect insurers expect huge premiums because of the likelihood of having to pay out.
Even the bankruptcy which so many US dioceses have declared is actually only to safeguard their lucre.

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11.19: Only a cynic and hater would say that. Many many parishioners are petitioning me every day for the Church to open for holy week and Easter. Don’t be so selfish and dismiss the deeply held faith of thousands. Take you head out of your shit bucket.

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Yes. Many drug addicts petition their dealers for things which could kill them and compulsive gamblers can’t wait for the casinos to open again.
And sheeple are gagging to give money to the church.
Fool.

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12:59

Will you refrain from using derogatory vulgar invective language please.

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Harry has always come across as a decent enough type,down to earth and with some concern for others.
I imagine his personality is somewhat eclipsed when a strong woman enters the equation. His natural questioning and grief over his mother’s death was probably enhanced by the arrival of Meghan- not British, not a resident and sharp as a tack. He saw the chance to escape and did. Whether exposing himself to the full glare of publicity at this stage is advisable, is another matter.
Deep down I’m convinced he has as many questions as the rest of us regarding his mothers demise. These doubts will never go away. Why was Paris crawling with MI 6 agents that night? Why did the lights go out as she entered the tunnel ? Why was the ambulance parked up for hours with her inside?
Why was she embalmed?
Harry seems normal to me and as he ages his connection to the firm will be severed completely in my humble opinion.

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It’s more accurately, and truthfully, described as a denunciation of conscience.

This is evidence of Christ-betraying idolatry: of putting the Church before the God of the Church.

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I feel sorry for the Queen, coing on 95 with her almost 100 year old husband in hospital, and she has to put up with this shit ! I don’t care about the rights and wrongs or he said she said revelations that have been put forward, or whether there’s some kind of subliminal endemic racism or bullying or whatever going on. They should keep their mouths shut and deal with whatever stuff they have in private, and leave the Queen to enjoy some peace in her old age. Would you do something like that to your grandmother ?!

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I couldn’t agree more. Megan has estranged her own family, and now she’s done the same for Harry

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12.39pm
The Queen is 94 years of age, not 95. Please refrain from publishing inaccurate information. It simply will not do.

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+Pat, will you consider contacting Dr. Fr. Tom Doyle for an article on his experiences of dealing with RCC abuse cases in Ireland in general terms and use it as a blog?

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8:17 it can take a long long time for pennies to drop with a lot of the boyos

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It’s a nonsense word, coined probably by a semi-literate American. It has now become a cliché.

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Meghan and Harry or Harry and Meghan which is it? Are into ‘my truth’ there is no such thing as my truth – there’s my experience, my opinion and my feeling but upgrading this to the level of truth is dangerous because justice and truth demands that you hear the other side – and as we all know there are two (or more) sides to every story!! In 2009 Harry was recorded on video calling another soldier ‘Paki’ and Raghead’ was that being racist or just army banter? Airing what in effect are family grievances for public dissection and scrutiny is not the best way to find healing and reconciliation – this will play out for weeks and years – oh and despite being the Way, and the Truth and the Light, even Jesus asked, ‘What is truth?.’

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3:34
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woke
a term that originated in the United States, referring to a perceived awareness of issues that concern social justice and racial justice.] It derives from the African-American Vernacular English expression stay woke, whose grammatical aspect refers to a continuing awareness of these issues. First used in the 1940s, the term has resurfaced in recent years as a concept that symbolizes perceived awareness of social issues and movement.

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3.21pm

I glad that you took at least something away from my misspeak in my short missive and your right, of course, it was Pilate, who asked, ‘What is truth’ but I think I’m right in saying that Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” (John 14.6) or am I mistaken?

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Piers Morgan I believe us absolutely right about Meghan. She and Harry are millionaires and were interviewed by a billionaire, Oprah!! They should go totally private and do whatever good they want to do. They are traitors.

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I dont always agree with Piers Morgan but he was very kind to me when I worked for him at the News of the World and he was the editor.

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Interesting post on Fr Hunwicke’s blog today in which he asserts that by not answering the dubia Pope Francis has entered a period of suspension of the papal magisterium.
Agree with this or not, it is good to see a priest say what he thinks publicly with his name attached to it. But then his circumstances of being retired and having a pension from the Church of England have no doubt given him the freedom to say it.

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Jim S, Bella, Glasgow G Lad, pray tell, has Pope Francis entered a period of
suspension of the papal magisterium by not answering the dubia four?

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The Faithless Four were not the papal magisterium.

(Just bein’ woke, like.)

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Since when did not answering a dubia mean suspension of the papal magisterium?

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Why are you involving me in this? I know nothing of this or commented on it. Don’t know who Jim S or Bella is.
Garngad Lad

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Pat at 7:32 that’s what I thought, but he references some book so I just thought I didn’t understand.

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Ah, I’ve had a look and I see what he’s getting at:
‘Newman used this phrase as a historical describer (“as a matter of fact”). With the falling away of so many bishops from orthodoxy, it was, he meant, a matter of historical fact that their function of teaching the Truth was not being discharged. His words were misunderstood by critics … he was rarely short of those. Attempts were made to create trouble for him in Rome; as if he were implying that popes and bishops had lost their capacity to function Magisterially: in other words, his statement was taken theologically. He carefully disavowed this dangerous notion, which, if you think about it, does possess some of the features of the modern Sedevacantist fallacy. In fact, Newman carefully distinguished between Suspense of the Magisterium, meaning that the Magisterial officers of the Church were not performing their function, and Suspension of the Magisterium, which in his view would mean that they had lost their function. The latter he would never assert, and neither should we even think of suggesting it.’

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Is it the dubia four or dubia three ?
Didn’t a dubia Cardinal die since the questions were raised? Why all the fuss?
Sounds like a falling out among Church royalty.

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Two have died so Pope Francis is just ignoring the others why bother with troublemakers

Cardinal Joachim Meisner (Germany) Died 2017
Cardinal Carlo Caffarra (Italy) Died
Cardinal Walter Brandmuller (Germany) 92 year old
Cardinal Raymond Burke (U.S.) An old 72 year Queen

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How could victims feel comfortable speaking to most Gardaí.. A real idiot/sleveen/nonce brigade. That’s why FG got Drew Harris in to erase the undesirables and he’s doing it too.

That reminds me I didn’t hear Prince Andrew offering opinion on Harry/Meghan, lol. Doubt we will either.

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9.06: This will be a huge story in time. I recent watched videos of testimonies of American military men and women about the horrendous sexual abuse they experienced. Their stories are a catalogue of horror and barbaric abuse. I wept at some of the testimonies given. It is a sad reality that many large all male institutions have multiple horror stories of abuse yet to be told. It will take just one person and the lid will be opened fully.

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