DOWN AND CONNOR DEVELOPMENTS.

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Father Conor McCarthy, ordained in 2015 for Down and Connor and curate of Larne is rumoured to be planning a marriage soon.

The “bride” to be is another young gentleman according to talk circulating in clerical circles?.

Its quite sad and disappointing that a priest so recently ordained is leaving.

It also brings into question the effeciency of those involved in priestly formation that someone so recently out of the seminary finds himself unsuited to the priesthood.

Conor was appointed to Larne where I live and was sharing a house with a priest in his 70s who could not be accurately described as a party lover.

The parochial house looks like a morgue and there seldom a light on or any sign of life.

I don’t know what Noel Treanor was thinking when he sent a newly ordained priest, fresh out of a seminary community to a premises with the ambience of an old person’s home!

But our old friend Treanor gives the impression that he does not care and does not have a clue!


IS FATHER CIARAN DALLAT INVOLVED IN ST LOUISE’S GIRLS SCHOOL?

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The Blog has received a report that Father Ciaran Dallat who made one of his parishioners pregnant has been in to St. Louise’s Comprehensive College on the Falls Road to engage is some kind of pastoral work?

Father Dallat made one of his Sacred Heart Parish parishioners pregnant and left her to cope with a miscarriage while he went out for dinner.

After a short time “off the mission” Noel Treanor made his chaplain to Maghaberry Men’s Prison near Lisburn in Co. Antrim.

Since he went there he has been keeping a low profile – organising a prisoner’s choir.

A school source say that he has visited St. Louise’s in recent times for pastoral occasions.

St. Louise’s is one of the biggest schools in the UK attended by 1500 + GIRLS.

Does Noel Treanor know that Father Dallat is involved in St. Louise’s?

The talk among the clergy is that Treanor wants Dallat to return to a parish this year as there are five PPs retiring and one young PP is seriously ill.

In spite of the priest shortage in D&C Treanor still has priests fulfilling office roles – jobs that could be perfectly done by qualified lay people.

It seems that Treanor likes having a clerical court around him.

ST LOUISES CELEBRATES ITS DIAMOND JUBILEE.

St Louise’s College is celebrating its 60thAnniversary this year. Mass was held to commemorate the prestigious college’s Diamond Jubilee at St Peter’s Cathedral on Thursday 13 September.

The Mass, celebrated by Father Ciaran Dallatt and assisted by Father Martin Graham, was attended by all current staff, members of the Board of Governors, a representational body of students as well as past members of staff.

Principal, Miss Mary McHenry, paid tribute to the generations of former colleagues, Governors, parents and students who, under the inspirational leadership of Sister Ita, Sister Genevieve and Sister Rosaleen, and in 2005, Mrs McCartan, created a Catholic, Vincentian, Comprehensive College recognised as a centre of excellence for all.

Former A’Level Art student, Leah Davis (pictured below), painted an interpretive portrait of the college’s patron saint, St Louise de Marillac, to commemorate the occasion.

Congratulations St Louise’s and may you continue to be a centre of excellence for future generations.

WHO IS PROMOTING DALLAT IN ST. LOUISES AND WHY???

NOEL TREANOR WAS SUPPOSED TO CELEBRATE THAT MASS BUT DALLAT TURNED UP!!!

WHAT IS TREANORS ROLE IN ALL OF THIS???

145 thoughts on “DOWN AND CONNOR DEVELOPMENTS.

  1. Pat do you have an update on the rotund deacon of derry?

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    1. Yes!!!

      She is still pretending to be straight. Recently she was a deacon at a latin mass in dublin looking like the child of prague in all her lace. Shame she can’t change those innate mannerisms which give her away.

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      1. I’m afraid that Anonymous @10:38 (and I’m guessing it’s the same person @9:41) is a tragic example of what the Irish RCC seminary system is currently producing, embittered, hate-filled gossips!

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      2. 11:18
        Hi Declan. The only hate filled gossip is you and your (in denial) trad friends.

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      3. Is he competent in the Latin tongue?
        9:41

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    2. IS FATHER CIARAN DALLAT INVOLVED IN ST LOUISE’S GIRLS SCHOOL?
      Why shouldn’t he be Pat?

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      1. A PP who made a parishioner pregnant and with a reputation among his colleagues in a school for 1500 + girls?

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      2. @ 10:29am FOX IN CHARGE OF THE YOUNG HEN COOP!!!

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      3. 3:48 deacons don’t say anything at the TLM. All sems should be competent in Latin, in accordance with canon law and the magisterial instruction of St John XXIII. I’ve linked to an English translation, for your sake.

        http://www.papalencyclicals.net/john23/j23veterum.htm

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    3. Tell us more about yourself. The deacon you attack is in the public domain. You are not. Are you hot?

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    4. John XXIII was rotund and Francis is quite a bit more rotund than when elected. The food must be be better in the new casa where he took over a bigger floorspace than Benendict at a cost of €3m but appearances are everything.

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      1. @11.40
        The Showman.
        The Pretender to the throne.

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  2. Tim Bartlett could fill one of the PP vacancies. The singing priest in the Chancerry could take on one, as could the PR priest, the priest in Aquinas grammar school, Fr Spencer the Rector of the now closed seminary is long overdue a spell in a parish and Noel himself could be the real as opposed to titular PP of the parish around Lisbreen. That would remove a lot of the pressure.

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    1. Don’t forget the full-time youth ministry priest who looks like someone out of Fr Ted. Noel in his Chrism Mass sermon warned that by 2020 lots of PPs would not be replaced and priests would have the care of several parishes. He added that lay people would do funeral services and burials, with a Requiem Mass once a month for those who had died in the weeks previously. Yet there are nearly ten D&C priests in desk jobs or doing postgraduate studies.
      And before anyone says not every priest is suited to parish work, it should be made clear to applicants to the diocesan priesthood that it is parish and chaplaincy work only. If they want to be deskmen join the civil service as holy laymen, if they want to be teachers in schools just be holy lay teachers and if they want to be academic priests join the OPs or SJs.
      It is unfair to ask the parishoners to fund the extremely expensive formation of diocesan sems who then never serve in parishes.

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      1. Not Wannabe Bishop Timmy 27th Apr 2019 — 11:36 pm

        The deskmen see themselves as “too good” to serve in parishes. They are all episcopabile (possible bishops). They are “officer class material”, unlike the pleb priests who are only fit to serve in parishes. That’s the mentality. Isn’t it both incredible and hilarious? 😂😳

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      2. @9.01
        Hear hear.
        Common sense, good man.

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    2. 3:48 deacons don’t say anything at the TLM. All sems should be competent in Latin, in accordance with canon law and the magisterial instruction of St John XXIII. I’ve linked to an English translation, for your sake.

      http://www.papalencyclicals.net/john23/j23veterum.htm

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    3. 3:84
      The question about competence in Latin is not concerned about what a deacon does or does not say at Mass. Rather it is directed towards his participatio actuosa as Sacrosanctum concilium exhorts. It’s based on the premise that if he doesn’t know Latin he shouldn’t be anywhere near a form of the Mass according to the post-Tridentine missal of Pius V.
      The sooner that the Holy Father Francis rescinds Benedict’s Summorum Pontificum the better. It’s unheard of in church history to have a pre-reformed and reformed form of a liturgical rite co-existing. He’s probably waiting for Benedict to be called to his eternal reward first.

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      1. You must have been sitting at the back in Prof McGoldrick’s liturgy classes.
        Trent codified but did not invent the Mass which was known from antiquity . It said that any usage up to 200 years before it could be used in the Latin Rite. It allowed for eg the Ambrosian, the Carmelite, the Carthusian and Dominican Masses.

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      2. Austin Flannery OP in his widely published
        “Documents of Vatican II” mistranslated it deliberately as “active participation” rather than “actual participation”, which is what our forebears had been doing for centuries.
        What did Vatican II achieve, actually, looking around us in in our friends, families and parishes?

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      3. @10.45
        He probably is! What a turn up if Pope Benedict outlasted him lol.
        “Reformed” Mass? Doesn’t seem to have worked, does it? Priests now think they are on stage.
        Bugnini didn’t set out to ‘reform’, he set out to intentionally ‘deform.’
        Educate yourself.
        What harm is the Latin Mass doing you? Maybe you’re allergic to reverence.

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      4. The Novus Ordo Mass is liturgical abuse. Get a clue

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      5. WHAT? We have have many rites in the Catholic Church, both East and West.

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    4. Fly On Th Wall 28th Apr 2019 — 9:51 pm

      11.12 Deal with real people hi Scary. They are happy in their own little bubble like Rev lovejoy in d Simpson’s. Pity th poor ayjits that have to support the fantasy with pounds n euros hi

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  3. Surely there’s a spot in the Oratory for the Young Larne Priest? ….. Belfast is crying out for an Oratory type parish too.
    Belfast would have quite a large congregation to offer. There’s plenty on the margins there in need of a spiritual home.

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    1. Fly On Th Wall 29th Apr 2019 — 8:39 am

      11.25 Woof Woof. Yr right hi So what’s the story Rory but

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  4. Fr Conor will be off on ‘further studies’ soon no doubt!

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    1. He is training to be a teacher in Coleraine.

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      1. Laicised priests aren’t allowed to teach RE, thankfully, so I hope he finds a job.

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      2. 9:30
        The people who introduced that practice were very blinkered. Thankfully it no longer applies.

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  5. By the way, I love that new picture of you, Bishop Pat.

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    1. Laicised priests teaching RE? What did Jesus say about he who took his hand off the plough?

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      1. Who better to teach RE than someone as well studied in Christian ethics than Conor McCarthy ?

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  6. Ah please say that the Dallat’ story is not true?!

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    1. Sorry. It is. 1500 girls, not to mention the teachers.

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  7. Yes Pat. Old Six Dinner Sid Dallat is indeed chaplain in chief at St Louise’s. You couldn’t make it up could you?
    It was all kept hush hush. So much for “transparency in the Church”, eh? You will see from the link below that Six Dinner Dallat was main celebrant of the school’s Diamond Jubilee Mass in St Peter’s Cathedral last year. https://www.stlouises.org.uk/st-louises-celebrates-its-diamond-jubilee/
    Conor McCarthy was one of NT’s “bright young things”! Indeed, he didn’t last pissing time and they had such high hopes for him. As soon as he discovered his micky wasn’t just for doing a wee wee, he was off like a butcher’s dog!
    Initially, it was rumoured, one of the fairer sex had caused the “awakening” but it makes much more sense that it’s some young buck like himself.
    Lots of D&C clerics tied up in administrative duties indeed – including one big Gerri Fox – an interesting character by every account.
    My sources tell me many D&C clergy have just given up. NT cannot make a decision. The Living Church Office runs the show overseen by an aging, “peace out man”, very passive aggressive, hippie type of character, who fancies himself as a sort of spiritual guru cum prophet.
    Yes it most certainly is a Mess and it’s hard to find God anywhere in it so I’m told.
    And where is Timothy Bartlett these days? Is he having therapy after the WMOF debacle? +Diarmuid in his Irish Times extensive interview more or less trashed the organisers of last August’s Biggest Flop in the Recent History of the Universal Church.
    And, after a number of failures/disappointments over getting a pointy hat like all his heroes, it can’t be easy for Timothy.
    Anyhow, Pat, there could well be a scoop in your discovery of Six Dinner Dallat being let loose among the gentle, retiring and comely maidens of St Louise’s. Many are surprised that you are only finding out about it now.
    Why did Noel try to keep the appointment quiet one wonders? No doubt Ciaran Barnes will want to discuss it with him.
    Like I said – you couldn’t make it up.

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    1. Bartlett is back in Treanors office in charge of education and public affairs.

      I wonder if his public affairs portfolio covers Dallats affairs?

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      1. Bartlett never relinquished that role in D&C, Pat – “ Vicar for education and social affairs” – talk about inventing impressive sounding titles for guys like Bartlett to do Sweet FA!
        He’s definitely gone to ground since the WMOF fiasco. Where does he celebrate daily and Sunday Mass?
        Or maybe he doesn’t bother with all of that anymore?
        His mentor, Wounded Healer Brady, has been furiously trying to push Bartlett’s “cause”. But, many suspect, that having the backings of that damaged clown has done Bartlett more harm than good.

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      2. He certainly presided over a 10 million pound fiasco for Francis.

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      3. Where is Wounded healer Brady was very absent over the Easter Celebration as was the Papal Nuncio.

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      4. Does Lisbreen have separate chapels for the desk priests to say private Mass every morning before a hard day at the office?

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      5. Why is a priest doing that?

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    2. On the St Louisa’s School website, in the section on their Diamond Jubilee, there are dozens of pictures of the celebrations, including many taken inside St Peter’s Cathedral before or after the Mass.

      But not one picture will you find of the Mass itself or the celebrants of the Mass – Frs Dallat and Graham. Not one.

      So is the school aware or fearful that the presence of Lothario Dallat would raise eyebrows? Cause a media sensation?

      There is no mention of Dallat anywhere on the school website as a chaplain and yet chaplain he is!!! Why are they trying to keep it a secret??

      A wee phone call on Monday, Pat, to the school? Or perhaps one of your journalist friends!!

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      1. Its already with a journalist. Fr. Eddie Magee, press officer, has denied that Lothario is a chaplain there.

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  8. Just had a look at the priest on the icatholic player he’s on talking about his vocation story etc. He’s a lot hotter in the video than in that photo. I hope he’ll be happy going forward, if what you say is true. He was in Seminary in Rome, who was his director of Formation?

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  9. Fly On Th Wall 27th Apr 2019 — 3:31 am

    Fr McCarthy looks so holy hi A wee picture but. So havin a partner does not mean he is defective or does not have a vocation. Take some soop hi. I’m sure there is much to discover in th church of thengland but. There’s only wan Jesus and true worship is never second rate but

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  10. I did say a couple of times previously, Bp Pat, that civil partnership or same sex marriage would become an option for priests and seminarians too should they fall in love as this young man has done.
    Of course, he could join the Church of England and still follow his calling, but he must remain celibate. Alternatively, the Church of Scotland, which has no such restrictions.
    It would be churlish of you, Bp Pat, not wish this young man and his future husband good luck and hope their life together will be filled with joy, happiness and lots of love!

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    1. Fly on Th Wall 27th Apr 2019 — 4:57 pm

      7.27 Hello Hi Who says the Young Fr would have to remain celibate in th CoE but. Never heard of that wan. He would have to go through a screening process though but

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      1. I think I got that wrong, gay clergy in the COE are not allowed to enter same sex marriage, but I am not sure about civil partnerships. The Church of Scotland allow gay marriage for ministers and are not interested what they do in bed.

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  11. I imagine St Louise’s has had its fair share of Gymslip mums since its establishment in 1958, but it seems rather rash to have “Father” Dallat associated with the college, especially when he is known to have previously… well, let’s just say… put it about.

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    1. Who in St Louises is promoting Dallat and why?

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      1. It might be FR Martin Graham from Cathedral?! Isn’t St Louise’s under patronage of the Cathedral Parish? I assume Fr Graham is on the Board of Governors and oversaw the appointment. .

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      2. The Adm of St. Peters used to be the chairman of St Louises school.

        The gurls would be in safe hands with Martin Graham 🙂

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  12. Fair play to young Mc Carthy…….at least he’s obviously happy now. The Church is slowly collapsing and it will eventually fall apart. He has gotten out in time.

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    1. Fancy him stringing them along like that and what about all the ordination presents he got from family and friends. He’ll be looking for weddings presents now the same one.

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  13. Not the first time Conor has been discussed on this blog, and one infers he was having doubts almost as soon as he was ordained. I hardly think his having to share a house with a miserable old git can explain his actions. The old git was presumably lenient enough to allow Conor to meet up with the guy he now intends to marry – the tyrannical parish priests of the old days would have taken a diffferent line. Let’s consider yet again the thoroughly mendacious system which facilitated this ridiculous state of affairs. I’d draw attention to an interview Conor gave the Irish Catholic on May 15th, 2014 when he was a transitional deacon in which he mouths every platitude in what must be a clerical hand-book of bull-shit. We are told of his burning love for Christ which over-rode his natural feelings from an early age that he would marry and have children – the gullible reader is left to assume ( “naturally” ) that this would have been with a lady not as it unsurprisingly turns out to be with a gentleman. There is no discussion of his homosexuality, which was the true counterpoint “from a very early age” to his love for Christ which would turn him into a liar and a charlatan. He has fooled the people who have footed the bill for his expensive training and lengthy period of “discernment” and the people have only themselves to blame for allowing this and not having the intelligence and integrity to ask a few questions.
    This blog is one of the few places where awkward questions are asked, so thank God for it. We know full well that the toxic culture of cover up is the norm in the Roman Catholic Church. A couple of months ago the question was raised concerning the disappearance of a prominent English priest, Daniel Seward, Provost of the Oxford Oratory. It might be thought that confident articulate parishioners would want to know why somebody who was the poster boy of every parish newsletter has suddenly been removed yet is still listed as parish priest as if nothing has ever happened.
    Significantly Conor refers to Newman as his inspiration. It might well be that slippery character has become a “saint” for our times along with other mendacious and bloody awful characters such as JPII and “Hell’s Angel” Mother Teresa.

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    1. Re Daniel Seward: the Cong Orats are desperate to stop anything spoiling the recent successes they have been having and over which they are creaming themselves – namely, + Tubby Fatso Byrne going up to Newcastle, and Newman being declared a saint. They see these as signs of God’s blessing on their way of life and culture and the silliness of wandering around in birettas and acting as if they are all 75 year olds living in the 19th century. They will keep as quiet as they can about Seward and his doings in order not to caste a shadow over these things. However, it is not beyond the wit of some enterprising investigative journalist to take a look at things, certainly once interest in Newman’s canonisation gets in to the popular imagination and the press. Then somebody will spend the time and resources to winkle out what is happening with Seward and link it, him, and the Cong Orats and their antics with Newman’s canonisation. You can see the headlines already ! I think the Cong Orats would have been far wiser to get the Seward business out in to the public domain and deal with it speedily rather than letting it fester and spoil their canonisation WankFest further down the line.

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      1. As you say the Oxford Oratorians have been held up as model of successful parish practice, and Seward particularly their poster boy. Whenever a petition was drawn up to defend traditional teaching on marriage, his name was there, so if he has had a rethink like Conor, or should his private life have been afterall at variance with his public persona, I think the faithful have a right to hold him to accountability. Fat chance of getting honest answers from the Oratorians so someone should go digging.

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      2. Perhaps some sort of “intense male friendship” developed similar to one that blossomed at the Brummie Orats shortly before Newman’s beatification.

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      3. The point about “intense male friendship” among the Oratorians of course goes back to Newman himself.

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      4. They have vocations whereas the CPs for example are dying out lol. Renewal of religious life = extinction.

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      5. Re your point about Oratorian “vocations”, let’s say they attract a certain type. I think we need to re-examine language of vocation as it evokes pious nonsense. Who are the CPs? Passionists?

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  14. Homily of Bishop Noel Treanor for the Mass of Chrism
    18. APR, 2019

    Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast

    I “I will sing forever of your love, O Lord, (Ps 88)

    With the strains of the refrain from the Responsorial Psalm in our ears and hearts – “ I will sing for ever of your love, O Lord” – a love we shall follow and celebrate over the coming days of the sacred Triduum – I welcome you all to this Chrism Mass in St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast. As I welcome you

    from the parishes of the diocese and their numerous organisations and groups,
    the pupils and teachers from several schools,
    women and men from the numerous diocesan and parish offices,
    the directors and staff of our diocesan services (Family Ministry, Living Youth, all associated with the Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) initiatives), Safeguarding Services, the Lourdes pilgrimage teams
    Religious, members of monastic communities.
    In your name I also welcome all guests who join us here or via the webcam and other linking technologies.

    It is an immense joy this year to welcome the newly ordained Permanent Deacons, their wives and family members. At an initial review meeting just over a week ago, these nine men reported on the extent and variety of their ministerial outreach in our parishes and Pastoral Communities, in prisons, hospitals, at the service of persons entrapped in addictions. And they spoke of the universal and growing acceptance of their ministry both liturgical and in works of charity by all. May you, my brothers in Christ, and those presently in training for the permanent diaconate, continue to grow in your vocation.

    With all of you assembled here this morning, in your name and in my own, I thank the priests and Religious of our diocese for their ministries and service in trying times and in betimes stressful context for their work, fidelity and dedication to those in their care. And I thank you my brothers in priestly ministry for your support, encouragement and friendship. And with you I extend our greetings to retired priests of our diocese in Nursing Homes, to priests in hospitals, and to those who unable to be with us through the weakness of age, illness, recuperation or due to the needs of their people.

    We pray God’s abundant blessing on us here present and throughout our diocese, my dear people, as we enter the sacred Triduum together with Our Holy Father, Pope Francis and the Church universal throughout the world.

    II “Grace and peace to you from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first born from the dead” (Apoc 1.5)

    Each year the liturgy of the Word for the Chrism Mass and the feast of the Priesthood nourish us with these readings from the prophet Isaiah, from the Apocalypse and from the gospel according to St Luke. With those familiar lines from Isaiah chapter 61, these extracts from the Word of God immerse the ministerial priesthood and indeed all ministries of service to the Christian community in the mission statement of Jesus of Nazareth. Then the second reading from the Apocalypse of St John anchors all our ministries in the ultimate divine witness to self-sacrificing love and dedication. Those lines root all priestly service, ministerial, diaconal and other, in the death and resurrection of Jesus.

    Taken together these readings remind us that we minister the life and hope of a new and eternal order.

    As we know, the holy oils and the sacred Chrism, which are to be blessed, are used for sacramental anointing. They are the sacred elements and symbols of the continuing re-birthing of humanity in Christ to the gift of eternal life now in this world and in eternity.

    In a sense, in the cycle of the Christian year, the Chrism Mass is the yearly relay station for saint and sinner at the Porta Coeli, at the gate of the celestial city.

    For us your priests, this liturgy re-sources and renews our priestly ministry in the service of the network of the pastoral outreach of all the ministries exercised by so many in our parishes, pastoral communities and diocese and continue the mission of Jesus in time and generation.

    Today we recall that this pastoral outreach has been invigorated over the past year by the worship, prayer, faith-building initiatives and works of charity carried on by our parishes animated by our priests, by the Religious communities and by the myriad societies and faith-based groups and initiatives that express the faith of our people.

    As a faith community and Church we have also been enriched since last we gathered for this Chrism Mass by a range of significant faith-inspired initiatives such as :

    The publication on 9th April past of Pope Francis encyclical, Gaudete et Exultate, on the meaning of holiness
    The World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August last year
    and in our diocese, the ordination of nine men to the Permanent Diaconate on Sunday, 14th October past
    The Synod of Bishops on Faith, Youth and Vocational Discernment in October 2018
    And on foot of that Synod, the publication on 25 March past, the Feast of the Annunciation, of the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Christus Vivit, to the Young People of the entire world
    Through this sample of initiatives from the calendar of the life of the Church universal and local, we see the indivisible link between the call to holiness, the realities of family life and pastoral care and outreach to youth and future generations.

    That care for the life of faith of future generations should also form a central part of the celebration of the Extraordinary Mission Month declared by Pope Francis for next October. It is designed to mark the centenary of the great Mission encyclical, Maximum illud and to focus our attention on the challenge of Christian mission and vocation for our present time in the local Church and in world society.

    III Mission in our time, culture and local Church : Pastoral Letter and Novena for Vocations

    In line with all these initiatives, we greet therefore today the initiative of the Vocations Working Group of our diocese to promote vocations to the priesthood. Their initiative implements and follows through on these events in the life of the Church over the past year. With faith, prayer and work they have followed a path that has led to the production of the Pastoral Letter on vocations and a call to a diocese-wide novena in parish, family and school, beginning on May 2nd and ending on Good Shepherd Sunday. We will each receive a copy of the Pastoral Letter, To follow Jesus closely, as we leave the cathedral today. I encourage you to read it at home and to discuss it around the family table.

    This Pastoral Letter and the novena focus on the discernment of vocations and particularly on the promotion of vocations to the diocesan priesthood. It is most encouraging to know that some Pastoral Communities in the diocese have already lined up a rich programme of prayer, talks and reflection for the Novena.

    Our diocese needs priests. Currently we have three students for the priesthood in seminary and our Vocations Director is accompanying a group of interested potential candidates.

    We have all heard of the declining number of priests and the steeply declining graph for the coming years. We know that by 2023 at least fourteen currently serving priests in the eighty seven parishes of our diocese will have reached retirement age. They will not be replaced. By then and within five to ten years one priest will have charge of a group of parishes, the faithful and the Churches within those parishes.

    Evidently, we shall see significant change in the coming decade. For example, funeral services and burials will be led by women and men, by fellow parishioners, with monthly Requiem Mass for those who have died during the previous weeks. as is the case already in other countries. Permanent Deacons, already celebrating the sacraments of Baptism and Matrimony as well as exercising their ministry in a wide range of good works on the peripheries of life and society, will, we pray, be joined by others who discern a vocation to serve our local Church in the diaconate. New patterns and forms of collaborative ministry, of pastoral care and of worship will emerge at the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Models are already present and at work in numerous organisations such as, St Vincent de Paul, the Legion of Mary.

    Numbers and a calculus for replacement of priests, important though they are, are not the whole story, however. Indeed, such lines of thinking are not the emergent story! A sense of history and the tradition of the Church in Ireland reveals as much.

    Each age and generation is called, as Pope Francis remarks in his Apostolic Exhortation to young people of the world, Christus Vivit, to “discern pathways where others only see walls, to recognise potential where others see only peril” (C.V 67).

    It is for precisely this reason that our diocesan Living Church process and Pastoral Plan have put building stones and “pathways” for our parishes and pastoral communities of tomorrow : the Parish Pastoral Councils, Finance Councils, the Pastoral Community Forums, training programmes in Facilitative and Discerning Leadership skills, faith formation programmes in place. These are missionary steps. These are some of the means by which through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit we pray and hope that new form is given to what Pope Francis describes as “an open and evangelising environment” (G.E. 145) and “a God enlightened space where the presence of the risen Lord is experienced” ( G.E. 142).

    For all of us, whether our vocation has taken us on the way of Religious or Monastic life, Consecrated life, diocesan priest, parishioner married or single, engagement with these processes of evangelisation requires a spiritual courage. It demands betimes even a self-abandonment in order to tread in the footsteps of that puzzling Emmaus road rather than languor comfortably and self-defensively in what Pope Francis has described “the avid paralysis of the living dead, who have no life because they are afraid to take risks, to make mistakes or to persevere in their commitments” (C. V. 142).

    And so, as a local Church, aware that our generation stands on the cusp of seismic change and transformation in the pastoral care and provision, in this Easter season of new life, hope and missionary mandate, we take up a vital challenge for the future of faith and mission.

    As we prepare to bless the Holy Oils and the sacred Chrism for sacramental ministry, for grafting the new born, the living adult, the sick and the dying into the life of the Risen Christ, we undertake together as an entire diocese the task of praying for, encouraging and promoting vocations to the diocesan priesthood.

    With this Pastoral Letter, To follow Jesus closely, and the Vocations Novena I ask each priest, deacon, each parent, the members of parish councils and pastoral community forums, our teachers and staff of our schools to become ambassadors for vocational discernment.

    From time to time we meet a person whose lifestyle manifests signs of a priestly vocation. We should not fear to raise the subject with them. Encouragement and prayerful accompaniment is vital for the further discernment of a nascent vocation.

    Priestly Ministry – a life time’s adventure
    As I invite all to read this Pastoral Letter, to take up in home, school and parish the novena for vocations in May, it goes without saying that vocation to Christ’s priesthood cannot be caught in any one model of priesthood. Whether as celebrant of the sacred mysteries, preacher, pastor, teacher, administrator, or prophetic champion of the oppressed, the priestly ministry is, like all ministries, a participation in the mystery of the living, crucified and risen Christ.

    Priestly ministry is a fulfilling life. It is a life time’s adventure. It’s a life which also entails self-sacrifice for God and for others. It tries and trials each in different ways, like parents’ creative lives are tried and tested. In words from a poem, by the late William Philbin, one time bishop of this diocese and buried here in the Mortuary chapel, the priest is called “to make all world ways Emmaus roads”[1].

    Now, as we set to renewing the promises of priestly ordination, let us all pray with and for all of us in holy orders – priests, bishops, permanent deacons – and also for all who through their work in our parishes extend and insert the ministry of Word, Sacrament and charity into the streets, laneways, gatherings, and homes of countless thousands throughout our diocese and its parishes.

    Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will stir and move hearts and minds to respond to the call to serve as priests and religious and let us give thanks today for the ministry of all our priests living now and with the communion of the saints in the world to come.

    Amen.

    ~~~ENDS~~~

    [1] Be simple now and steadfast. You will move

    In echoing places, stepping in others’ praise,

    Measured on laid foundations. You must prove

    Your lineage in the ancestry of love

    Whose proving is in giving, being a phase

    In an employment to make all world ways

    Emmaus roads, all journeys end above.

    Be steadfast now and footsure who employ

    God with a word; be suppliant who must keep

    Energies unmanmastered, spoils of no cheap

    Huckstering, Godbloodpurchases; who deploy

    And hazard vicarious victory, ravage or reap

    Hereafter harvests, fulfil Christ or destroy.

    ENDS

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    1. Did you seriously think that anyone with any sense would squander his or her precious time reading that protracted, self-conscious drivel? And from a retard like Noel Treanor?

      You are mad, sir; sure, sir.😟

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    2. MournemanMichael 27th Apr 2019 — 2:04 pm

      I did read it all Magna, not for enlightenment, but with increasing incredulity. What sanctimonious self serving twaddle! It confirms my view of just how out of touch with the real world the RC hierarchy are if Trainor is in any way representative.
      MMM

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  15. I suppose many people will be thinking that this is all Conor McCarty’s fault – he is abandoning his priesthood, his faith, his Church, his parishioners, his vows etc. etc.

    Yet, the truth may well be that it is the Church that has abandoned him ? The Church may well have let him down. From the way that he was formed in system that is recognised nowadays as not fit for purpose (putting seminarians in an all male, almost monastic environment, with little awareness or training of the real world and how real people live, especially the opposite sex, and with an emphasis on academics and little practical pastoral engagement, and most importantly a severely lacking programme of human development in order to ensure that priests are grounded, mature, emotionally stable, integrated and healthy), to the way that he has been supported since his ordination (he seems to have just been slung out of the seminary in to an environment that lacks the help and encouragement that anybody needs in their first job). Consequently, he has fallen pretty early on in his priesthood.

    So, rather than focusing on Conor and his failings, we should be focusing on the Church and the way that it brings young men to priesthood and how inadequate that is. It is no wonder that Conor has found things tough.

    I wish him well in whatever the next phase of life brings him, and if that is in a relationship with another man, then may he find love, warmth, happiness and fulfilment. He evidently hasn’t been able to find those things within the Church and its priesthood. Like so many priests, many of whom end up hollowed out, unhappy, dysfunctional, and some of them acting out abusively.

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    1. 9:42

      The vows any of these clerical rats take are worthless. Despite all the platitudinous pious talk, not one of them committed himself to Christ, but to an institution that is not only rotten at the core, but rotten to the core.

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  16. He is really fit so no surprise there. I’d have him!

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    1. 9:57
      Have whom? That modern lothario, Ciaran Dallat?
      Yes, his physical allure is undeniable, and hopelessly irresistible, from the pic above.
      Noel Treanor has made a rum gamble in sending this eye-popping, hot-blooded hetero to an all-girls’ school. Seriously, could impressionable girls concentrate on lessons with that dark-clad, taut-buttocked beefcake strutting around the place, his testosterone blasting up the nose of every post-pubescent lassy.
      FFS! Stop the world! I want to get off. Jeez!😠

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  17. Why, when I look at that pic of McCarthy, do I keep thinking of Uriah Heep, ‘ever so ‘umble’?
    Life really is a ******* pantomime!😬

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    1. MC, I think Conor is immature and finding hus feet.

      He was in Larne for 3 years. I only saw him once in the Main Street and I’m down every day.

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      1. Immature?
        So was Uriah Heep.😕

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    2. He should strike a difference pose once he leaves the priesthood; holding hands with his future husband will help.

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      1. There was a link in this comment. On publication it disappeared?

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      2. Did Conor meet his other half in St Kilians College?

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  18. What is Treanor’s role in having that repulsive hypocrite, and moral coward, Dallat ‘step in’ (nudge-nudge, wink-wink😉) to say Mass for him in front of all those fawning schoolgirls?
    Everyone knows I have massive (massive!) respect for that episcopal retard, but I can’t help thinking… Nah! I’m being cynical.
    Aren’t I?😆

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  19. Magna Carta's Mum 27th Apr 2019 — 10:46 am

    Magna darling, could it be that you have finally fallen for a man, as mummy has hoped for so long? But what a tragedy that when you do, it is a holy priest, who is thus unavailable!
    And mummy was so looking forward to gossiping with your new boyfriend about you, over tea and little pink cakes…

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    1. Dearest! My nerves are all a jangle.
      Could I have a stiff one?
      Just to settle them, you understand.😆

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  20. Dallat should be nowhere near a school for girls. Parents should make their views known. Indeed, the Safeguarding people at the school (supposedly independent ?) should be taking an interest in this. The Safeguarding people at whatever NI Government Dept. looks after education should be aware of his history and take a view. OFSTED for NI should know about this. Really, who does Dallat or the school or the governors or whomsoever controls the place think they are doing ? Parents – let the school know your views, please. Your daughters are not going to be safe around a man like Dallat given his history. It’s just crazy and irresponsible.

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  21. Not for the first time the matter of maturity is mentioned above by Pat. I’m seeing a lot of issues raised here which can be related to a lack of maturity in one way or another, and I think a lot of the problem is that much of Catholic ethics and whole ethos does not have as its ideal a mature, autonomous and responsible adult. The model is of the family, with the priest as father, the church or our Lady as mother and the faithful as perpetual infants who can’t be trusted to make decisions. The problem then is these infants are thrust into position of leadership.
    If a man has made a woman pregnant, even if in a situation where it was wrong in some way, unless they have mutually agreed that he would only father the child and have no further involvement, his first priority is the safety and well-being of his child and its mother. Even if the child was the result of a bad decision.

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  22. The toxic rantings of that moron or morons “Magna Carta” troll(s) notwithstanding, I tend to take interviews with soon to be ordained clerics – such as those Conor had given as a transitional deacon – with a great big pinch of salt.
    My oh my, doesn’t he sound foolish now when you listen to him after, what was it, two three years of priesthood and he vamooses with the boyfriend?
    Maybe he sincerely meant it at the time but his “burning love for Christ” obviously didn’t have much fuel at its base?
    So sad in many ways. I fear the whole system is in meltdown. The appointment of Dallat to St Louise’s is an example of appalling lack of judgement. Has Noel Treanor even a titter of wit? Sigh 😔 I fear not.

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    1. I don’t think Dallat was “appointed” to St Louises. I think how he got in there is a massive story in itself.

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      1. It is a CCMS school. This is a corrupt and morally bankrupt organisation funded via public funds. They appoint who they want, get rid of who they want – right under the nose of the law. If they want Dallat in, he is in! The Principal etc are powerless to do otherwise, if they open their mouths , give it a year or two – they will be out with a cloud hanging over them; never to work again in Education. Due to their (CCMS – the Catholic weapon) status as ‘educational experts’, uumm, their influence pervasively expands into all sectors in the world of education! One phone-call – a perceived enemy will never get a job! Teachers know (Dallat in a school) it is wrong, senior staff know it is wrong, BoG know it is wrong – they can do NOTHING about it! CCMS are a powerful tool of the clergy to be used against perceived enemies or used to assist perceived friends!!!!! I can only advise McCarthy to seek an alternative career – he will not work in education unless he is perceived as a friend!

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    2. 11:53

      ‘Toxic moron’?😅

      I’d break your back (intellectually, of course) anytime, anywhere…😅😅

      😆

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      1. Yes, Carta and crew at 6:56pm – toxic moron(s). And you’d “break my back intellectually”, would you now? In your dreams 😂 😆
        Do you not have a vigil Mass to say? 😁

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  23. Fr Hugh Clifford was, I think, Conor’s Director of Formation in Roma. Would such sexual urges have been discussed? Does one discuss such matters with one’s Director of Formation?

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  24. Conor is very sexy in the video. Bright eyed and intelligent. Lovely combination, lucky boyfriend (if it is a bf). But Pat none of this recent crop of seminarians or ex seminarians can hold a candle to Pat Relihan. The photo of him as a relatively newly ordained which used to be on this blog used to keep me going for a week. He was truly beautiful. the most handsomest seminarian/deacon/priest in Ireland by a mile for the past 100 years. He was much better looking than the fellow on Late Late Show a couple of weeks ago who turned out not to be a seminarian anymore.

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    1. Can we just do a quick fact check here? Is it then the case that Niall McDonagh, who was feted on RTE only a couple of months ago is not in fact a Galway priest at all but was, what? strolling around New York City in a cassock and collar for the hell of it? I thought it decidedly odd at the time, but that he was only a seminarian on an ego trip now makes sense. And NOW you say just over a month after that fake-pious bull-shit he has left the seminary? As someone else remarked over Conor McCarthy, of course it is the system which is responsible for luring foolish romantically inclined young men into a life in which they too can be some kind of superhero in a cassock. We are ordaining a generation of narcissistic fantasists, and either surprised or disappointed when the whole construct crashes, or, as in the case of Daniel Seward in Oxford or – if I understand you correctly – Pat Relihan in Cloyne collude in a conspiracy of silence lest poor suckers such as you or I discover the truth! All I would ask of Conor is that, having put his celibacy in the public forum by getting himself ordained, he be now man enough to discuss the truth about himself in some kind of public statement rather than slink away with his boyfriend – that could be the best service he could give the Church. And the rest of those lying queens too! Totally fine with gay men, by the way, but not with bloody liars!

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  25. Dear Principal / Head Teacher of St Louise’s Comprehensive College Belfast,
    I have become aware that Fr Ciaran Dallat has recently been acting in a pastoral and priestly role at your school, including celebrating your recent 60th Anniversary Mass.
    I have for a long time known of Fr Dallas’s history of affairs with women, including at least one pregnancy, outside of marriage and whilst he was a priest. Much of this is public knowledge after being reported widely in the media.
    It seems to me that there are some serious questions to be asked about Fr Dallas’s involvement in a pastoral and priestly capacity in a girls’ school. Is this man a suitable and appropriate person to be ministering to your students, given his past history ? Have all Safeguarding considerations been taken in to account ? Do the parents of the girls in your school know about Fr Dallas’s history, past behaviour and present involvement in your school ? Have you considered any of these matters before allowing Fr Dallat to act in any capacity in your school ? I could go on !
    I do not wish Fr Dallat any ill will in asking these questions. My motivation is to ensure that you are aware of his past history and have duly considered his suitability and appropriateness to carry out pastoral and priestly activities in your school. You will be well aware of the difficulty that is caused when due diligence and process is not followed, and you will be aware of the primacy of Safeguarding in schools and the protection of children and young people.
    I would be interested to hear from you that you are aware of all these matters, and that you have undergone a process of diligence and care in the matter of Fr Dallat, and the criteria that you have used in arriving at the decision to allow Fr Dallat to act in a pastoral and priestly role in your school.

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    1. Has this been posted to the school, with proof/confirmation of receipt requested? It ought to be ?

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    2. 1.34: The arrogance and self righteousness of this letter is beyond credulity! It is intrusive, mischief making and a slur on the entire school community. I trust that the author of this letter is prepared to stand in a civil court to defend his unacceptable judgment on the School Management and for placing our internal matters into a public sphere. As a school community our Child Safeguarding Policies are excellent. To suggest otherwise is a judgment that steps beyond what is acceptable. It is outrageous that someone, presuming it to be Bishop Buckley, who does not have any involvement in our school and whose lifestyle I wouldn’t present as virtuous, is engaging in slander, innuendo and half truths. The integrity of our school should not be compromised by your unacceptable business, much less by your nasty, vindictive and vengeful attitude towards Catholic Priests, particularly those who make mistakes and whose lives may contain imperfections. That you elect yourself as judge, juror and executioner reveals a moral blindness and arrogance that are dangerous.

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      1. @4.32
        Are you for real?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’
        Welfare of the pupils comes FIRST!!!!!!!!
        surely you know that by now!
        Someone, please, assure me this is a wind-up.
        “Priests who make mistakes and whose lives may contain imperfections.” Unbelievable. Is that what Brendan Smyth did, make mistakes and have imperfections?
        Is that why Tony Quinn is no longer a priest? Surely he should likewise have been let back into St. Patrick’s Academy or wherever in Dungannon? Sure he only made a mistake and had an imperfection, to hell with the young pupil involved. Well Done, St. Louise’s!
        This post MUST be tongue in cheek!

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      2. Ooooohhhh, touchy, touchy……a nerve has been touched there ! Nothing is slanderous or a slur. It is fact. Dallat has a history of womanising and getting a woman pregnant, whilst professing celibacy and the priesthood. Fact. It is fact also that he is engaged in activities in this school which are priestly and pastoral. It is quite right for people to ask about the Safeguarding aspects of this. For you to bluff and bluster and threaten is an indication that those asking these questions are right to ask them. You know that you are in an awkward position with regard to Dallat. I suggest you look to yourselves, and sort things out. + Pat is perfectly right to bring this matter up. It has all happened under the blanket, and now it is out in the open air it is right that people should question what he is up to and how come he is doing priestly and pastoral work in a girls’ school !

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      3. Dallat and his like make their “mistakes’, get found out, do a bit of prayer and penance and outwardly take to their priesthood and celibacy in a seemingly renewed way…..but, if you dig a bit deeper, my money is on him carrying on as he always has done, and he will be enjoying himself to the full, only a bit more prudently. A leopard does not change his spots. He will have hung on for dear life to his clerical career because he knows that he would not find something as comfortable, as easy, as well paid outside of the priesthood. He is supported and protected by his “own’, namely the Bishop, Diocese and clergy. So, do not lecture us about the clergy “who make mistakes and whose lives may contain imperfections”. In any other profession he would be out on his ear !

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      4. MournemanMichael 27th Apr 2019 — 7:10 pm

        Anon@ 4:32:
        You’re far too quick and defensive! Have you anything to be worried about? The letter writer was simply asking very relevant and highly appropriate questions.
        So much ugliness and evil has gone unchallenged in the past because nobody had the courage to question: and righteous idiots like you sought to curtail honest enquiry.
        MMM

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    3. I wrote the letter above. I haven’t sent it yet. I wanted to see what people thought about it here. I anticipated the bluff, bluster, outrage and threats of @1:34. Pretty predictable from people who have been rumbled, and know that there is something intrinsically iffy about Dallat’s antics at St Louise’s. It appears that they have done everything they can to keep this quiet (no pictures, no mention of him on their website, except the mistake of mentioning that he celebrated the 60th Anniversary Mass), which is an indication that they know they are on thin ice.
      I have no problem with giving the likes of Dallat a second chance (although, I am pretty sure that he will have reverted to type in the intervening years, as the reinvented and renewed penitent priests generally do), but that needs to be judged very carefully. Perhaps his prison ministry is about all he is suited for. Appointing a serial womaniser who gets a women pregnant and then scarpers, and that when he is in ministry and under a promise of celibacy, seems incredibly ill judged. There are deep Safeguarding issues here, quite obviously. Cat among the pigeons, fox in the hen house etc., comes to mind. Remember also that Dallat’s behaviour seems to be part of his familial DNA – his uncle, the bishop, was up to all sorts of things with women, wasn’t he ?
      The school, the headteacher, the governors etc., and + Noel, really do need to answer the questions I put in this letter so that we can have confidence that this appointment has been done properly and after due consideration of Dallas’s predilections, background, past behaviour, and Safeguarding issues. It is only what would happen in any other responsible and switched on institution or organisation.
      What I sense from all of this is that the Church in the form of its bishop and D&C simply have not learned the lessons of the past. They are naive at best (eg. Dallat’s past behaviour is simply a spiritual and moral problem that can be sorted out by a bit of prayer and penance, rather than an ingrained psycho-sexual modus operandi that will still be there and will out when he feels confident and secure), but what is worst is that they have resorted to subterfuge and trying to keep things quiet and cover things up. That is precisely the culture that has got our Church in to such trouble in the past. Will they never learn ?!
      I will send this letter. And, I am hoping that journalists and newspapers will have noted this blog and will take the issue further, and ask the questions in their forum that should be asked. I could write the headline !
      I have no animus personally against Dallat. As I have said, I believe that he should be given a second chance, in the right environment and ministry but carefully surveilled, given his past behaviour and history, which is in the public domain. But this appointment is just madness and indicates a carelessness, and an arrogance, that is outstanding. What is essentially at risk here is the Safeguarding of the girls in this school. Dallat’s wellbeing, comfort, and employment are secondary here.

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      1. @9.59
        Send it. They’ll probably say that he passes his police check, which technically he would have done as it was with an adult woman. But legal technicalities are not the point. This is a Catholic school and the girls are being scandalised by his past behaviour.
        What sort of example is it setting for impressionable young girls just starting out on life that it is fine by the Church to allow yourself as a female to be used and abused sexually, financially and emotionally by a man in a position of some authority over you. They are saying it is fine for a girl to become pregnant by a man with no marital or other commitment to her and to miscarry your baby alone and in secret while he dines out. How empowering, St. Louise’s!
        And that he wasn’t allowed to do this just once! And now this serial abuser of women is now guiding and pastoring girls!
        Educate yourselves on relationship abuse, you lot in charge at St. Louise’s. Abuse doesn’t just mean getting a black eye you know!!!

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      2. MournemanMichael 28th Apr 2019 — 3:50 pm

        Well said.
        Send the letter and seek confirmation of receipt. When the s#!t hits the fan they can’t claim “ignorance”.
        Your comment well sums up the modus operandi of the RC church.
        MMM

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  26. Pat at 12:03. He most definitely IS a chaplain there!
    So Eddie’s telling porky pies or else they have given him some other title different from chaplain but which effectively is chaplain!
    Why did he celebrate the Mass for the school’s 60th in the Cathedral? Is it because he’s such an inspiration to teenage girls??
    Oh they have questions to answer very definitely and Eddie needs to be very careful because he absolutely IS chaplain to St Louise’s.
    Furthermore, it does not sit easily with many of his fellow priests that he was given this role nearly two years ago given his history. It raised eyebrows to say the least – putting Dallat in a teenage girls’ school – after his reported antics!
    It’s about time the cat was let out of the bag. The bigger surprise is that it took so long.

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    1. I was informed about Lotharia’s presence by a member of staff.

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      1. Pat,
        Never mind Eddie McGee. They’re lying. Dallat is chaplain to that school.

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      2. Pat,
        I only hope media attention will
        Not only drive that Rat back underground but safeguard the girls in this school.
        Yet again, your blog and courage will
        Help keep children safe and raise awareness for parents.
        Good work !!

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    2. The girls are in no danger from Dallat, none of them can keep him in the style to which he’s accustomed! He managed a stint as chaplain in UU Jordanstown without blotting his copybook so he has some self-control.

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      1. Dallat isn’t the problem: he’s an UGLY self-serving prick. And ugly self-serving pricks, like Dallat, are their own Nemesis
        Treanor, that self-regarding RETARD, is the problem…and the solution.
        GET RID OF THE USELESS ASSHOLE!😅

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      2. 8:02
        Magna Carta, in your view Father Dallat is ugly. Who are you to talk? Put your face out there in public and let the rest of us judge it in the way you have done to him.

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  27. CCMS is nothing more than the Catholic Mafia.

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  28. Pat, you mentioned that the girls of St. Louise’s would be safe with Martin Graham. What are you implying by your comment?

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    1. He’s probably had the snip.

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  29. Red-letter day, Bp Pat; a nice bit of gossip and a scandal too!

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      1. 4:55
        If ‘gossip’ is truth, then ‘peddling’ it is a moral duty, especially if it is necessary to protect others.
        Or don’t you appreciate truth?😕

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  30. The Buckley witch hunt is in full bloom again. Your obsession with the failures and sinfulness of others is immoral and a depravity in itself. All schools are obliged, when employing someone in any capacity, to research background and also to ensure Garda/PSNI vetting is completed. If the two priests at the centre of being torn apart today encountered Jesus this moment, he would advise them not to sin again, and surely these words are better than throwing boulders on top of people. And, I’m certain that Jesus would also advise them wisely to ignore the many haters, Pat being the chief one, whose only motivation is to seek their moment of fame. Pat, I hope you reflect on your arrogantly self given authority to interfere in the life of the entire school community. It’s none of your business. You need to be brought to court again…..

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    1. @5.04
      Jesus would certainly enjoin them not to sin again – but he wouldn’t leave a serial womaniser as pastor to young girls and in a position of authority over them, which as a pastor he is!
      Jesus could forgive McCarrick if he was genuinely contrite – But He wouldn’t put him in charge of a seminary again.
      Our God is merciful, BUT HE IS NOT STUPID.
      And on the contrary, as we are all our brothers’/ children’s keepers, it most certainly IS our bleedin’ business.

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    2. Witch-hunts against evil should ALWAYS be in ‘full bloom’.
      Happy you agree.😆

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      1. 7.37: Magna, you don’t require much effort or reason to be a witch hunter! You are an evil person with such a frame of mind. Undoubtedly, you approve of the murder of the “parasite” clergy of Sri Lanka and elsewhere, such is the hatred you carry in your heart for priests….Like Pat, you get your thrills out of degrading others and acting as vicious thugs in your judgment.

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    3. 8:54

      Can’t argue with any of that.😆

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  31. Good luck to young NcCarrhy who is a decent guy. However the sermon from that retard if a bishop just goes to show how far his head is up his own arse. A truly self serving, self seeking and odious individual who thinks that we are all beneath him. True he has surrounded himself with a clerical mafia, his puppy dog of a chancellor (another self seeking individual) and wee Joe (something about the night with that man). Down and Connor diocese is daffy ducked with this cabal in charge. Not one bit of humility amongst them. As for Dallat the facts speak for themselves. Martin Graham (he of the tight tee shirts) is a strange one. Don’t know what way he swings but I don’t believe he would have any interest in women 😉. His priestly friends who he hangs about with,all seem to be as camp as Christmas. Yes indeed Down and Connor diocese could hardly be called a shining light for Christ

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    1. Martin Graham in a tight tee shirt? Mmmm….. wouldn’t mind checking that out. Any pics?

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      1. Graham in a tight anything 🤢🤮

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  32. As regards Dallat, why can’t they ever just come clean?

    He should never have been appointed to that role! It was grossly irresponsible and highly inappropriate. Anyone with an ounce of sense can see that!

    Sure it’s well known he’s been doing chaplaincy work in the school for a few years now and the appointment was made secretly.

    Why? Because there would have been an outcry! I too am surprised Pat Buckley’s contacts took so long to bring this one to light.

    Keep Dallat in a male prison environment doing chaplaincy work; but not in a school teeming with teenage girls and young women!

    The man is compromised to say the least! Good grief! A blethering idiot can see its problematic!

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  33. It will come as no surprise that Conor is a musician.
    https://www.icatholic.ie/peace-with-the-father/?jwsource=cl

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    1. Why should his having musical ability, you absolute prick, come as a surprise to anyone …except absolute pricks?😕

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    1. What a load of self serving nonsense and shite ! It’s embarrassing. The more sincere and committed they appear, you just know the more they are up to all sorts of tricks. And, I am sure in the Pontifical Irish College in 2015 when this young man was spouting all this earnest stuff, he will have been up to all sorts of things, both in the College and out and about in Rome. Put your money on it !

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      1. He is so damned hot. I really do fancy him!

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      2. Give a dog a bad name and hang him.

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  34. Down and Connor diocese won’t give a monkeys what anyone writes about them. The cabal care about no one but themselves. They are not of Christ. They are out for themselves and themselves only. It’s sad that so many people looking for spiritual guidance are being duped and used by this crowd. Treanor will be sitting back sipping his expensive wine and having a giggle to himself. The man has NO shame. The fact that he even referenced that creature Philbin sickens me. I despair for that diocese but mostly feel sorry for the old folk who are being fleeced in the name of God . To use Martin Magill’s terminology : why in Gods name has Treanor and his minions been allowed to get away with it for so long. Dallat walks up the Antrim road with from his 4 bedroom house off fortwilliam with his e would be headphones on and his head held high. I cannot name one good priest in North Belfast. Most of them are out and out gangsters, living double lives. They are actors and the altar is their stage. They preach the gospel but do not live it. They don’t give two hoots and neither does Treanor

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    1. The curate’s cuz 28th Apr 2019 — 12:40 pm

      Anyone who dares to have a difference of opinion from Treanor is ghosted. Now if that is the case can you imagine how junior priests like my cousin, who challenged him on an important matter, are treated? He has been completely ostracised. Down and Connor should stop any recruitment of student priests until The Emperor, his new clothes and his Lisbreen cohort are moved on.

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    2. Pat, did any media outlet take up this story ?

      I thought Dallat was skint …. sure Isn’t that why he needed thousands from his victim to decorate his room at cathedral !

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      1. The media is investigating it.

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  35. So he’s going from supposedly the priesthood to exchanging faeces with another man, lovely.

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    1. 1108. Not all gay men have penetrative sex, infact most do not. Is that your only contribution to the discussion? Sad bastardo.

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      1. @3.18
        Is it holding hands that transmits the hiv?
        Is it for holding hands that we read on this blog about condoms and lubricant left outside bedroom doors in Maynooth and ‘poppers’ being sold there?
        How do you know that most homosexuals do not have penetrative sex?, which does involve the use of the rectum for a purpose for which it was not designed.

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    2. 11:08
      It sounds as if you suffer from perverted coprophilia. There is help available for people with your condition.

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  36. Usually I give my bloke aftershave, but I am kinda new to this craic.

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    1. @5.19& @1.16
      You two seem to have somewhat of a problem with the anatomy of your practices. Man up, you two. It’s the body’s elimination system. No two ways about it. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.

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      1. At 9:50
        Your last sentence would make an apt title for your autobiography.

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  37. To the curates cuz. You are 100 per cent right. Treanor and his cabal are out and out dictators. There is NOTHING of Christ about them. They are nothing but evil self serving bastards. Christ will be hanging his head in despair that these evil men purport to be of him. They are a sick and hateful bunch of mafioso. Your cousin did the right thing raising concerns. It shows he has balls. Although I’m sure he knew that he was banging his head against a brick wall speaking to this man who has the personality of a gate post. There is no warmth nor Christ like traits about him nor is there any about his consigliere. These men need to be removed as soon as possible if the gospel of Christ is to be promoted in Down and Connor. They are phoneys, misogynists and wasters but they will gladly spend the faithful’s money in order to live a luxurious life.

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  38. “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”

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    1. @7.46
      Did you skip over the direction that if a church member refuses to reform and live as the church teaches he should be put out of the community and treated as a heathen?

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  39. 7:46. It’s ok to hate evil

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  40. What’s new, Bp Pat?

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  41. “Scandal in the Church of England”
    Panorama in-depth investigation by the BBC’s Panorama team on BBC1 8:30pm tonight, Bp Pat.

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    1. Having just watched that prog on sex abuse of children by CoE clergy one wonders to what extent “supposed celibacy” is the main factor in similar behaviour by RC clerics.

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