The Final Word: Beat writer discusses Syracuse’s win over St. Bonaventure

first_img Comments Published on December 29, 2018 at 7:10 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Syracuse (9-4) wrapped up its nonconference slate by defeating St. Bonaventure (4-9), 81-47. The Orange trampled the Bonnies, led by Tyus Battle who made all eight of his shots to tally 21 points. Battle also led Syracuse’s strong defensive effort, resulting in transition opportunities. SU opens Atlantic Coast Conference play at Notre Dame on Jan. 5.See what our beat writer had to say after the game.last_img read more

DONEGAL PRIEST SAYS HE IS “FULL OF SHAME” AT ABUSE CARRIED OUT BY HIS ORDER

first_imgA Donegal priest has said he is “full of shame” at the cover-up of sex abuse by his order. Fr Joseph McGee is the leader of the Missionary of the Sacred Heart, who have been held up as one of the worst offenders of abuse after an audit of sex abuse in the Catholic Church was published today.Fr.McGee, who is from Convoy, said he is deeply sorry for what happened to so many people at the hands of priests in his order. And he promised that steps are being taken to make sure it never happens again.He admitted that he was aware that as late as last year there are complaints that at least one young man committed suicide as a result of being abused by fellow priests in his own order.Fr McGee said “We are full of shame and all I can do is offer our sincere and deepest apology to the people who came to us and felt they weren’t heard and to people who were abuse din our care,” he said.The Donegal priest became leader of the Missionary of the Sacred Heart last year. He said that since coming into office and being made aware of the complaints of abuse, he contacted Gardai, the HSE and other bodies to see what he could do to address the situation.“I feel ashamed and I am united in that shame by my own reliioogus community. I want to commit myself to help al of us to change that culture and aporach to anyone who comes forward to make an allegation.“I feel very shamed and I am united in that shame by many of our members.“I want to commit as leader to change that culture and our society for anyone who wants to make an allegation against any of our members.“It is difficult to change a culture that has been there for many years but there is a willingness to learn and listen,” he said. DONEGAL PRIEST SAYS HE IS “FULL OF SHAME” AT ABUSE CARRIED OUT BY HIS ORDER was last modified: September 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:convoyFr Joseph McGeeMIssionary of the Sacred Heartlast_img read more