Father Brian D’Arcy will sign copies of his new book ‘It has to be said’ in Eason in Enniskillen this Saturday (November 2) from 12pm until 2pm.

His second memoir takes up where his first ‘A Different Journey’ finished. It looks back on fifty years of priesthood. He celebrates the Golden Jubilee of his ordination on December 20 this year – among the most turbulent years for the Church and for Irish society.

In ‘It has to be said’ he deals in detail with the issue of clerical abuse and the Church’s response to it. He is highly critical of what he sees as the Church’s policy of protecting the institution of the Church at the expense of the victim.

His public spat with Cardinal Cahal Daly on the Late Late Show and the fall-out from it are also documented in a forthright fashion. He relates how he himself was abused as a young boy and later as a seminarian and the impact it had and continues to have on his life.

After 50 years in the priesthood Father Brian’s ‘It has to be said’ reflects on a life devoted to his ministry in an Ireland which traditional views on topics such as religion, marriage, sexuality, women priests, homelessness, are being challenged as never before