by Julius Falconer
...‘Who are your suspects, Inspector? You can tell me!’
‘No, I can’t, Young Lady, and you know I can’t. If it comes to that, you were there that evening: we have to consider the possibility that you could have done it.’
‘Me? Me, Inspector? What would I be doing going round murdering old priests?’
‘You might have thought he was an obstacle to the modernisation of the Church.’
‘But we all thought that! That’s no reason to murder the old man.’
‘You’re not very respectful, are you, Miss Bradford?’
‘I don’t mean any harm by it, but if the Church is to attract young people, make them feel at home, give them some sort of inspiration for living, doesn’t it have a duty to give us priests who can relate to us, speak on our wave-length, bring the Church into the twentieth century? Fr Tarbuck was old-fashioned and out of touch.