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O'Connell Agonistes

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Nov 16, 2004

Bishop Anthony O'Connell -- a model of pastoral solicitude.

His predecessor in Palm Beach, remember, admitted to having abused five altar boys and was yanked. O'Connell was brought in to begin the healing process.

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  • Posted by: Jdarc - Nov. 16, 2004 7:32 PM ET USA

    I ache for these men, truly I do. Yet consider that from the first in Knoxville, Bishop O'Connell made many strides to keep this very thing from happening there--his recognized efforts were what sent him to FL. Will anyone consider the man may have been truly repentant? The devil only tempts those souls that wish to abandon sin and those that are in a state of grace. The others belong to him: he has no need to tempt them. -St. John Vianney

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