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RC BISHOP – THE USUAL – SEX AND MONEY

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From: National Catholic Register: Edward Pentin

Honduran News Site Publishes More Details of Bishop Pineda’s Alleged Misconduct
In an editorial, ‘ConfidencialHN’ says the “children of Honduras are worth as much as those of Chile, Pennsylvania or Ireland,” and asks for a “thorough investigation” of clerical sex abuse in the country.

“It’s confirmation of all the filth,” a Honduran source told the Register last week.
He was referring to a Nov. 8 article on ConfidencialHN.com, a trusted Honduran news site, which, by drawing on the account of a key witness and other documentation, not only corroborates many of the allegations against disgraced auxiliary bishop of Tegucigalpa, Juan Jose Pineda Fasquelle, but also gives more details on the case.
In July, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Pineda, who had been accused of sexually abusing seminarians, two testimonies of which were obtained by the Register earlier this year. He was also accused of having a string of homosexual lovers, and financial misconduct in the archdiocese.
Bishop Pineda, 57, has been close to Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, the archbishop of Tegucigalpa who is also the coordinator of the C9 Group of Cardinals charged with Church and curial reform. In the spring, the bishop was placed in charge of the archdiocese while the cardinal was on medical leave.
Prior to Bishop Pineda’s resignation, the allegations of moral and financial corruption had led to an apostolic visit in May 2017 at the Pope’s request, but the findings have never been made public, nor has any sanction against the bishop been publicized, or word of any act of reparation by the bishop.

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The financial misconduct allegations centre around the alleged embezzlement of $1.3 million from the Honduran government earmarked for charitable projects but which “completely disappeared,” according to sources.
Drawing on a key testimony that formed part of the Vatican inquiry, the Spanish-language ConfidencialHN reports new information, including how, in order to secure the government grant, Bishop Pineda visited various parishes, asking priests to give him details of purported projects the funds could supposedly go to. Some priests complied, others did not. None of the projects were executed. The article also alleges that a mediating body, alleged to launder government money, was also used for the purpose of acquiring the funds.

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ONE OF THE BISHOPS GAY LOVERS – ERICK

The article’s author, David Ellner Romero, explains how one of Bishop Pineda’s alleged lovers, Erick Cravioto Fajardo, a Mexican layman whom the auxiliary bishop dressed up as a priest to secure a tax exemption on a Toyota Yaris car he bought for him, drew up a “well written” document to secure the grant.
It was “so well written,” Ellner says, that Cardinal Maradiaga signed off on it, “ignoring the true purpose of his assistant” and of the “criminal organization created to loot these state funds.”

Cardinal Was ‘Cheated’
Ellner also reports how the Church never properly audited the funds, but instead they were “handled personally by Bishop Pineda.” The cardinal “had nothing to do but to sign the document,” Ellner reports, adding that the witness said: “He [the cardinal] was played, cheated and he signed.”
The ConfidencialHN article corroborates other allegations: that Bishop Pineda used the money “to pay for sexual favors, maintain a network of lovers, for whom he bought several real estate properties, cars, motorcycles, trips abroad with a paid lover, among others.” These are then listed in some detail, as are the alleged homosexual practices.
Noting the vast disparity between the auxiliary bishop’s actions and his homilies, Ellner says the “protected witness” testified to homosexual relationships between Bishop Pineda, Cravioto and others. These sexual acts were practiced in a “covert manner,” but always with windows left “open to curiosity and suspicion,” and allegedly they often took place in Villa Iris, the cardinal’s residence.
The Register reported in March that, for years, Cravioto lived in a spacious room adjacent to the cardinal’s quarters at the residence. Bishop Pineda also lived at the property.
The article recounts how Bishop Pineda “used to tour through different municipalities” of the archdiocese, always requesting “two rooms” although the party comprised three people. “He always stayed in a single room with his assistant, Oscarito,” the witness said.
But more serious was the witness’ allegation that Bishop Pineda used to bring altar boys, who were also seminarians at the time, to help him celebrate Mass at a place called Valle de Angeles.
“In the house there was only a room with a bed and a sofa, and he [Bishop Pineda] was left with two kids,” the witness alleged in the testimony he provided to the Vatican inquiry. “And the strange thing was that the next day we were going to have breakfast and the sofa was fixed [unused]. This means that he had slept with the two of them in bed.”
Ellner then returns to Cravioto and explains how after they split up, they allegedly took up with other lovers — Bishop Pineda with Oscarito, and Cravioto with someone called Denis who was awarded a full-time scholarship at the Catholic University of Honduras.
Cravioto and Denis reportedly then broke up after a fight, which Bishop Pineda had to intervene to stop, and Cravioto then met another lover called Darwin who also reportedly has a full-time scholarship at the university.
Ellner, who contends that it was the $1.3-million grant that was the catalyst for bringing to light all the alleged misconduct, reports that threats followed when Bishop Pineda became overwhelmed by complaints, especially from seminarians at Our Lady of Suyapa seminary.
He reports that Bishop Pineda allegedly scrawled the names, in red on a mirror in the “large halls of Villa Iris,” of half a dozen priests and laymen who he believed had betrayed him, an action which the witness said denoted “his state of madness.”

Editorial
In a Nov. 16 editorial, ConfidencialHN highlights other alleged abuse cases in Honduras. It singles out that of Father German Flores, accused of raping several young girls, but also says “there are other names” which, for the sake of “professionalism,” they choose not to mention. None of these cases, it says, “has been referred to the civil and judicial authorities.”
The editorial alleges that Bishop Pineda moved Father Flores to another parish, then tried to silence the situation, but issued no “precautionary or penitential measures against the offender or any action that reflected reparation and healing of the victims.”
“The recidivism of the abuser was remedied with transfers,” the editorial states. “There was never a gesture of action that spoke of empathy or Christian sympathy with the victims.”
It goes on to say that the “last straw” was when the sister of Maryorie Almendares, one of Father Flores’ alleged victims, went to the Church authorities to file a complaint. Their bishop, Bishop José Canales Motino of the Diocese of Danli, then allegedly “obstructed the canonical process” and kept Father Flores hidden in a Tegucigalpa parish. To this day, according to the editorial, only Bishop Canales knows Father Flores’ current whereabouts, and continues to provide for him.
ConfidencialHN says the case shows “erroneous and deficient handling” by Bishop Canales, and the editorial quotes Pope Francis’ words on clerical sex abuse in Philadelphia in 2015: “I promise that those responsible will be held to account.”
“The children of Honduras are worth as much as those of Chile, Pennsylvania or Ireland,” the editorial continues, referring to recent cases of clerical sex abuse there, adding that such crimes are offenses “mixed with contempt for the poor.”
“The fact is that the cases of Honduras are not known in the Vatican and nobody speaks of repairing the damage, of comforting the victims, or of penalizing or canonically sanctioning the evildoers or their accessories, the bishops.
“A thorough investigation would soon give a clue about such crimes in the Church of Honduras,” the editorial concludes.
Translations of the ConfidencialHN articles from the Spanish by Sabrina Ferrisi.

PAT SAYS:

This is just another in a long, long chain of RC bishops and priests involved in sexual abuse and financial corruption.

The Irish disgraced Bishop Eamon Casey took £70,000 of diocesan money to try and silence his lover Annie Murphy and their son Peter.

Bishop Noel Treanor of Down and Connor spent an alleged £4 million on luxuriating his Belfast palace.

This type of misspending has happened all over the world.

Here in Ireland we have

  • sexually and financially compromised bishops
  • Bishops having had sex with priests, seminarians and lay men and women.
  • Priests having sex with each other, seminarians, and laymen.
  • Priests visiting gay saunas at home and abroad.
  • Seminarians serving priests as escorts.
  • Compromised seminary staff.

AND – very often where you have sexual misadventure you have some kind of financial misadventure.

47 replies on “RC BISHOP – THE USUAL – SEX AND MONEY”

Mad Magna Caca 1229
No Polly The Great Apostate Magna Whore must be crushed and you will be under the heel of Our Blessed Lady. Evviva Maria!

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Yawn, yawn, yawn….more of the same old shite. It’s what we have come to expect. I can’t even get indignant about it anymore. It’s what I presume is happening. I just wish the bishops of the Catholic Church realised that when people like me start to assume that these things are happening all over the place and we assume that they are up to no good, then they have irretrievably lost our loyalty, our trust, and our goodwill. Without those, the Church is finished. But, they don’t seem to have got it in to their silly little heads that this existential threat is looming, and that they are largely responsible for it. Never mind about blaming the Devil, dear bishops, take a look at yourselves and your clergy. There is the real reason for what is happening. The Devil doesn’t need to lift a finger. You are doing his work for him.

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Mad Magna Caca at 11:17pm
No Polly it is you who is back with the same old rhetoric we have had from you over and over again , you’re useless.

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Pat, we will forever be reading articles of this nature for time to come. One day the Church – the community of God’s people, which Jesus intends and envisions will only happen on the last day if true jydgment. We have a very flawed and i.oerfect Church, if that there is no doubt. All personnel who abuse, cover up, misappropriate funds to pay for immoral lifestyles and who feign prayerfulness or holiness must be set aside. Where criminality is involved the courts of the lands must adjudicate. There can no longer be hiding places or protection for any person who has behaved recklessly, endanger g children or vulnerable adults. I pray everyday for this process of cleansing and purification. I try my utmost to walk this pathway in my own life. I try to focus on the essence of the Gospel of Christ. I stay within because I focus only on the community I work with and seek to make it the place where Christ is found. But I am great discouraged at on going revelations whuch tear at the heart of all Cathic communities. Using abusive and foul language , as Magna does is totally counter priductive, simply because it reveals a hatred of all clerics and his words very often invite hatred, racism and are very profoundly hurtful to the many, many goid priests who are as appalled as most are at the corruption caused particularly by sexual abuse and financial scandals. Those of us who genuinely care need prayers, not rocks of jagged judgments.

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9:24…..Please, spare us the tears and contrite words. They don’t wash anymore. By your own admission you recognise that the Church to which you belong, especially in its clerical hierarchy and ranks, is fetid and putrid with sinful filth. My questions is: why are you still there propping it up ? Simply by your presence you are lending tacit support to this discredited institution. Every act we do is a decision. Just by doing nothing, staying, being there, is de facto a decision, and a decision to uphold this disgusting institution. So, if you “genuinely care”, then do something, leave, be bold, be courageous. Like + Pat. But, do spare me the wringing hands of self-pity and faux loyalty to Jesus Christ which compels you to stay in your rotten Church.

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10 .20: I couldn’t really care what yiu think. I’ve become accustomed to the broadswerping judgment of all clerics who remain within the Church and who continue to do their work with dedication and commitment. Many, like myself achieve a great deal of renewal in our Parish communities through a living, relevant, vibrant, faith
inspired vision. I reject your accusation of hand wringing. Totally. I, like many other priests work for the good of our communities, making some difference to their lives and do so by keeping the essence and ideal of Christ before us, albeit very challenging at times. If Pat brought about a true, vibrant, living renewal of faith, the gospel of Christ and created a vibrant Christian community, then I’d follow. He has good points and qualities but he is not my icon. I take my inspiration from Christ and Christ alone and am inspired by Brother Kevin, Sr. Stan, Fr. Peter McVerry and the wonderfully dedicated priests, religious and lay people whom I encounter.. It is possible, as I’ve discovered, to stay in the Church and still be a good witness to the simplicity if the gospel. I thank God each day for his graces. Generally the comments you make are made by armchair critics who do little for the betterment of their community. Pat is not the only “prophet” in our midst. More is achieved by love, kindness and caring than through hatred or vengance!

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Could one remain in the Nazi movement because there are other good people in it and in the hope of changing it. I’m sorry, but there is a parallel 😥

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Then what are you doing about it, ‘good’ Father at 9:24 am? Have you made public, under your own name, the opposition you feel to the corruption in the Church?

You priests make me sick. Moral cowards the lot of you! You don’t need prayers, poor love, but to grow a pair!

On the day of your ordination you willingly made a vow to serve, not Christ, but a mere, fallible (And how!) man in a ridiculous costume.

You, ‘good’ Father, forsook Christ. And you have the temerity to wonder that I regard no Roman Catholic priest as good! At least Pat Buckley followed his conscience and paid a terrible price for it.

What price have you paid, you shivering coward?!

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1.38: The sorrowful, demented, drink fuelled, hateful, reject from seminary life has appeared from under his slab, all slimy, sick and poisonous. What a lamentable horrible, hollow little whore you are. You make me vomit. Take a trip to the cliff edge. I thank God for the gift of Priesthood and for the many, many good and faithful priests I meet. God is with us, Magsy dear, so don’t get your knickers in a twist. Sadly, his presence has escaped your domain.

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1 .38: Magsy Wagsy, how pitiable a creature you are! A reject in pain. I thank God for the gift of PRIESTHOOD. And, if only you were in my parish, you’d be very jealous of my successes innovative ministries, vibrant parish where we really care for one another. We need someone to empty the rubbish bins and to clean the loos! Are you interested, lonely one?

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3:02pm and 3:15pm, thank you! You both have proved, admirably by your posts, my points about Roman Catholic priests. 😅

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Bp Pat, I heard auntie +Amy has been complaining about “Catholics being shouted down in this country (Ireland).”
Apparently, Catholic-bashing has replaced Brit-bashing.
It seems justified based on the Church’s ongoing misdeeds.

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Yes, Auntie Amy thinks he is a persecuted Christian and in honour of this he is going to erect a shrine in his cathedral to St. Oliver Plunkett.
He should be more worried about all the clerical erections in his diocese.
He forgets he is a persecutor and part of a junta that has persecuted people people for 1700 years.

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Bp Pat, sooner or later legislation for same-sex marriage will be raised in Northern Ireland again.
Do you think the old hag would dare to team up with the DUP again to oppose it after everything you have since exposed about many of her gay priests and seminarians?

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Of course. It’s ok for cardinals, bishops and priest to have gay sex but not mere lay men and women 😥

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11.49: Pat, I disagree with your parallelism. Din’t think you know what you’re talking about. I will stay in the Church from where I will always endeavour to firstly purify and renew myself, then effect some real renewal in my parish community. Thankfully I achieve much in this regard. I ain’t no nazi! But some of your behaviour towards clerics and those who disagree with you are very neo Nazi. Soundbyte responses do you no favours Pat. When you set Larne on fire with flames of hope, healing, newness of gospel living, prayer and vibrant, living faith, then I might follow but I’m already achieving this in my parish, so I don’t require your vision. Yes, really!!

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The Nazis were led by a dictator and his generals – all morally bankrupt men
You have the Pope, cardinals and bishops.
The Nazis ran concentration camps.
You had your orphanages, Magdalene Laundries, homes for bold boys and girls.
You also had your Tuam Babies and many hidden graves.
The Nazis wanted to rule the word.
The RC junta want to do the same.
They had their SS, Gestapo etc.
You have your Crusades, Counter Reformation and Inquisition and the Doctrine office.
They purged dissidents.
You do too.
I could go on.
The RC junta is Nazi in thinking, structure etc.
Spiritual imperialism.

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Pat your blog is going downhill fast
You seem to have lost your great platform
Did you contact those two seminarians or others who could actually confirm what went on in Maynooth.
You say you have had many visitors here, but most are the few returning everyhour to see if there is any progress on your investigations.

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Yesterday there were 4700 visitors to the new blog.
I made enquiries in Maynooth and among the clergy in Killaloe diocese.
I also spoke to two Armagh priests.
I don’t have the power to subpoena people to appear before me.
Wish I had 🙂

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So that would be a “no” to the question of whether you contacted the two seminarians whose private lives you decided to publicly plaster all over your blog. Also, as a matter of interest, how many of your visitors are unique, i.e. not multiple visits from the same posters?

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+ Elsie Nichols will not be able to avoid IICSA indefinitely. They have made it clear that he is expected to appear before them on oath on 13th December, I think is the date. And, they have required him to provide them with a letter from his doctors for his failure to appear last time, and if his condition does not improve enough for him to appear in December then he will have to provide them with another doctor’s letter. I have no doubt that Nichols, who is a tough old bird and is very resilient normally, is intensely worried about what is going to happen at IICSA and what will come out in the questioning of him and his actions while A’bishop of Birmingham in the early 2000s. There are serious questions about his decisions. And, this will have him very concerned, and he is no doubt in a dither about the whole thing. His illness will be related to this, exacerbated by stress, anxiety and worry. Unless he develops serious dementia in the near future and is judged incapable of appearing, there is no way IICSA will let him off the hook. Usually Nichols is suave, urbane, plausible, convincing, media savvy, and in control etc. etc. I think he knows that he has finally met his match. How the Mighty are fallen ! I could see him resigning in the near future and retiring from the field. Succession planning / plotting will be taking place in Westminster and at the Nunciature.

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2.38: Michael Byrne is getting on with his life. What are you looking for – a public crucifixion? Would you grow up and stop being such a fool and idiot. You have a morally bankrupt mind!

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I notice Patricia McKeever, the editor of ultra-conservative, far-right Catholic Truth Scotland has announced: “Advance Notice of Permanent Closure” of the blog from July next year.
https://catholictruthblog.com/
Whereas your blog, Bp Pat, is concerned about corruption and hypocrisy, McKeever’s is just homophobia and hatred towards LGBTQ people. I believe she was nominated for Stonewall’s Bigot of the Year award on at least one occasion.
The November issue of her newsletter is a prime example with Fr Marsden featuring prominently again in an article on Page 14. There is also 33 references to ‘homosexual’, 11 to ‘gay’ and one to ‘Sodom.’
http://www.catholictruthscotland.com/NOVEMBERnewsletter18.pdf

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Is Marsden a closet gay?
Does he get his ‘jollies’ from repeatedly disparaging LGBT?
It very much looks, to my mind, that he is subliminating gay sexual desire by attacking LGBT. 😆

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Mad Magna Caca at8:52pm
No Polly you are judging Fr. Marsden by your own despicable standards, by repeatedly disparaging The Holy Church. It very much looks to me like you are subliminating your own gay sexual desires by attacking others who do not agree with you.
Evviva Maria!

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I hear that some of the Clergy still frequent the cruising area up at the Giants Ring. Personally it’s a bit too cold at present for that sort of outdoor sex. I am told it gets very busy there despite the weather. One Priest goes up there in a borrowed car – clever! The lengths some people go to. It’s not just Down & Connor either.

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Your’e the moron to think I’m just fishing up there. Does your defensive tone mean you were the one I spotted with your wig and fish net stockings at it in the woods. Revolting.

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What?! Only ‘some’ of the clergy frequent the Giant’s Ring?
I should have thought most of them would be as keen to, er, kiss this ring as their episcopal lord’s. 😅

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6.33pm Is that Priest in the borrowed car driving a black Audi by any chance? If it is I recognised him from doing a Wedding of a friend, almost sure it is because I went back to the wedding pics to check. He has kinky tastes because I’ve watched him.

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