When Monsignor John Day died in 1978, he was honoured by Bishop Ronald Mulkearns as a man who had “faithfully fulfilled his ministry in God’s name”. Yet in truth, Day was a depraved paedophile with a victim count in the hundreds. Denis Ryan, a young police detective, struggled for decades to bring the priest to justice but had his efforts obstructed by the Catholic Church who had been well aware of Day’s crimes. Finally, after an extremely long battle, Denis Ryan makes the tragic tale public for the first time in Unholy Trinity.
By Denis Ryan and Peter Hoysted