Monthly Archives: April 2012

Pádraig O’Shea.

Founder, patron and manager of St Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

inadvertently named and (perhaps even) shamed on RTE R1’s Liveline this afternoon

Leave him alone.

He’s doing God’s work.

From Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan’s report:

Teenage Girl Refused Place At School Following Pregnancy (RTE)


Is it easier for a crime boss to be buried next to the popes than it is for a camel to get through the eye of a needle.


The Vatican is facing a deepening controversy over the burial 22 years ago of a notorious crime boss [Enrico De Pedis,’godfather’ of Rome’s notorious Magliana gang], with reports emerging that the church accepted a one billion lire (£407,000) payment from the mobster’s widow to allow his interment in a basilica.


Best quote?

The then vicar-general of Rome, Cardinal Ugo Poletti, “in the face of such a conspicuous sum, gave his blessing”


And that’s not all.

There also may be a murdered girl’s body in the crypt.

Vatican ‘Accepted One Billion Lire’ To Bury Crime Boss In Basilica Next To Former Popes (The Independent)