Monday, June 01, 2009

Fr. Flanagan mentioned in the Ryan Commission Report

Where have I been? Well, I've been doing a lot of other things, most of which are of no interest here. Today I spent most of the afternoon sitting in the backyard simply enjoying the weather.

I have written a few things that were published on Irish Central. This one on the Ryan Commission on Institutional Child Abuse might be of interest.

I really had the sense that those who composed the Ryan Report didn't really understand how well known Fr. Flanagan was and how highly regarded he was - among all Americans and not just Catholics. If the Ryan Commission did understand who Fr. Flanagan was they seriously downplayed the significance of the state's decision to ignore and denigrate him.