Sunday 4 June 2023

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring

This is your weekly reminder that there has been a liberal coup in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. See also this, this, this, this, this, thisthisthis, thisthis, this, thisthis, this, this, this and this. At least in the public sphere, I alone have fought back. I have done so to the cusp of the victory of which we have now had a foretasteWhere is Carol Lawrence's report?

The Northern Cross is late for the second month running, and weekly parish sheets are no longer bothering to beg for applicants to become Administrator or Senior Administrator of the totally discredited Diocesan Safeguarding Office. Either those positions have been filled in a week, or no more effort is being wasted on trying to fill them. Parish notices will soon be imploring anyone retired to come in for one or two days per week, as a favour to the Church. No one will.

On 15th December, Pat Buckley wrote to the then Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, to report an alleged sexual assault by Bishop Robert Byrne CO, and on 20th December, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP of Liverpool wrote back to confirm that the Police had been notified.

It does not take five and a half months to decide whether or not to make an arrest pursuant to one allegation of sexual assault by an adult against another adult, and Bishop Byrne will be assisting at his uncle's funeral on 16th June. That is public ministry, so His Lordship must hold an Enhanced DBS check. He certainly would not hold one if he were subject to a Police investigation for sexual assault, or probably if he ever had been.

It has been established that there has never been a Police investigation into His Lordship. He should now sue every media outlet that had suggested that there was one. An Oratorian does not take a vow of poverty, and the English Oratories have friends who could afford any lawyer in London. I alone have publicly defended Bishop Byrne. I have done so from the very start.

1 comment:

  1. Why haven't they published the full report?