[She deserved it]
Former Irish president says American cardinal insulted her
CWN – October 08, 2012
Former Irish President Mary McAleese has said that Cardinal Bernard Law angrily rebuked her for supporting women’s ordination while she was visiting Boston in 1998.
Cardinal Law—who at the time was Archbishop of Boston—told McAleese that he was “sorry for Catholic Ireland to have you as president,” McAleese claims. The former Irish president said that the cardinal’s remarks were “utterly inappropriate and unwelcome.” In less formal language she said that she was “gobsmacked by this arrogant man.”
Cardinal Law resigned his post as head of the Boston archdiocese in 2002 because of his involvement in covering up evidence of the sex-abuse scandal there. At the time that he allegedly reprimanded McAleese for her support of women’s ordination, many of Boston’s most prominent Catholic politicians supported the same cause.
Additional sources for this story: Cardinal Law told Mary McAleese he was ‘sorry for Catholic Ireland to have you as President’ (Irish Central) www.irishcentral.com/news/Cardinal-Law-told-Mary-McAleese-he-was-sorry-for-Catholic-Ireland-to-have-you-as-President-173019561.html