THE SAD STORIES COMING OUT OF TWO DOWN AND CONNOR PARISHES IN THE PAST FEW DAYS ON THE BLOG ARE BAD IN THEMSELVES BUT POINT TO THE GREATER DYSFUNCTION AND MELTDOWN IN THE WHOLE DIOCESE THAT IS OVERSEEN BY NOEL “AIRMILES” TREANOR.
When Treanor accepted the bishopric of D&C he knew that when it came to ALL matters in Down & Connor the buck stops with him!
So, he is responsible for the mess that O’Neill is making of St. Patricks.
He is responsible for the insulting treatment being given to the Soup Kitchen volunteers and clients.
He is responsible for what Big Delia are doing to Poleglass.
He is responsible for the horrific way the staff of the now closed DRC shop were treated.
Noel Treanor has created a mini Kremlin in his Lisbreen palace aka Chateau Noel.
He sits in glorious and remote splendour and through his daily lunches attended by Messrs O’Hagan and Glover he rules/misrules his kingdom.
He started off by spending up to £4 million on renovating Chateau Noel to medieval splendour with £300 door knobs and £100 a roll wallpaper.
Apparently Dean Emeritus Kennedy was brought in as the textiles expert and helped to order the fine curtains that adorn Chateau Noel.
I’m told that lately Noel has installed blinds in his conference room at Lisbreen that cost £32,000?
I’m also told that he become tired of celebrating Confirmations and is despatching Eugene O’Hagan to do them in spite of Cardinal Sarah’s instructions that all diocesan bishops should celebrate all their Confirmations.
It seems that Noel is already in semi retirement in Chateau Noel.
He seems enthusiastic about his regular trips to Europe – especially after he got himself elected as the vice president of the European council of bishops.
Of course he likes his wines too – with regular deliveries of fine wines from Nicholson’s of Crossgar.
Noel has seen to it over the past 10 years that his and my paths never cross.
But I have been studying him very carefully and I have many reports from priests and lay people who met him.
Some of these people have brought me back reports of the sheer luxury of Chateau Noel. One such informer spoke to me only yesterday of the luxury marble that is part of the palace.
Noel Treanor is a cold, cold fish. He may have inherited this coldness in his DNA? He may have some deep underlying psychological defect?
But he is definitely not a people person and he only socialises within the social elite.
He is not a pastor. He never was and he never will be. He is a desk man. His world is cerebral. I’m told that when you are with him a great part of him is elsewhere.
His ten years to date in D&C has been dismal. Priests and people are hugely demoralised.
I am beginning to think that the only legacy he wants to leave is a legacy for having increased the diocesan financial and property portfolios.
And, against this background the Eugene O’Neill’s, and the Delia Neeson’s thrive.
And at the diocesan Kremlin – the O’Hagan’s and the Glovers plot, plan and do the wishes of Chairman Noel.
Chateau Noel is NOT a religious establishment. It is a multi million dollar business with legal. financial and property departments.
And YOU – the unthinking Mass goers and envelope fillers – are helping them laugh all their way to the bank and the airports.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
- Stop giving to all their collections.
- Stop returning all your envelopes.
- Cancel your tax concessions to them.
- Stop going to their Masses and organise your own Masses or prayer meetings.
- Send your children to non Catholic schools.
- Have your funerals in undertaker’s funeral chapels and your weddings in hotels and secular wedding venues.
- Baptize your children yourselves.