ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN INVESTIGATING COMPLAINTS AGAINST TWO SENIOR PRIESTS.

LAST WEEK THIS BLOG RECEIVED A NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS CONCERNING TWO SENIOR DUBLINB PRIESTS – THE ACTING CHANCELLOR FATHER PAUL COYLE AND THE PARISH PRIEST OF RUSH – FATHER KEVIN BARTLEY.

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FATHER PAUL COYLE

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FATHER KEVIN BARTLEY

I thought that the right and proper thing to do was to refer those complaints to the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin.

I did so.

The archbishop replied to say that the complaints came as a surprise to him.

He said he would immediately begin “a formal investigation”.

He made the further point that pending the outcome of the investigation he would be giving the two priests the the presumption of innocence.

The archbishop is perfectly right to approach his formal investigation by giving the men the presumption of innocence.

That is completely in line with natural justice.

I will be asking the archbishop the outcome of his investigation.

Since then I have discovered that Father Kevin Bartley is highly regarded by his fellow priests in Dublin.

On the other hand, Father Paul Coyle is. for whatever reason, not held in high esteem by the same priests.

DAD TRIES TO TELL HIS SON THE FACTS OF LIFE

38 thoughts on “ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN INVESTIGATING COMPLAINTS AGAINST TWO SENIOR PRIESTS.

  1. it would be interesting to know what the complaints against these two are ? But, I guess the accusations will be kept quiet and vague and we will not know. Is that right ? If there are serious matters against these guys, then we should know. Shouldn’t we ? If they have nothing to answer for then they have nothing to hide. If there is questionable stuff, then we should know. + Martin of Dublin will do his utmost to minimize it and keep it quiet. Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose !

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    1. They may only attend the opera together.

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    2. 11.48 M. Carta posting anonymously.

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      1. 10:52
        (Sigh 😩) Magna does not post anonymously.

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  2. Pat where is the following, Gorgeous, John Harney , Chris Derwin. John Harney was Ken the Lumber Jack Man’s ex boyfriend, then it switched to Stephen Wilson.

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    1. lol John Harney and his hair. lol remember Mick Collins attacking him over his unusual weekly hairstyles.

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    2. I hear that Gorgeous is in Cork currently??

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  3. Who is Ken the Lumberjack Man?

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    1. A now Clogher Priest Rev. Fr. Kevin Connolly, formally Meath Diocese after been caught, wink wink.

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  4. Pat it went out of control over the sexiest hair style between Stephen Wilson and John Harney.

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    1. John Harney is now in London. Harney was Mullaney’s favourite kitten seminarian.

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  5. Are Rory and Paul related? I wonder.

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  6. Kevin Bartley looks like Sean Connery 😍

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  7. What is the point of today’s blog? It tells us nothing and has only got a few old women gossiping.Is it just to get names into the public arena without saying anything so that people’s imaginations can run wild?

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    1. The point of the blog is to state the FACTS that DM received complaints and is investigating them. It is a matter of public interest.

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      1. Would you say the same about policemen or soldiers – in the public interest?

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      2. You told that already. Have you a stammer

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  8. A question. In a workplace situation, when one or more individuals are investigated with a view to potential misconduct and consequent disciplinary action, there is a requirement for discretion and confidentiality until the process is complete. Trades union officials rightly insist on this – I think, Pat, your father was one. In this situation, these two individuals are exposed to public scrutiny when they *may* be entirely innocent of any wrongdoing. How then can they easily resume their careers/vocations?

    I’m all for exposing hypocrisy and wrongdoing. However, I’m equally in favour of following a decent and proper procedure which Archbishop Martin appears to be following here.

    If he were not, I think this whole situation should be exposed with names and everything laid bare. There have been far too many cover ups.

    As a believer in natural justice, today’s post makes me feel a bit queasy. I’m not a priest or a particularly regular churchgoer and have no agenda before I’m accused of being an apologist for anything or anyone.

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  9. I’m outraged at todays blog. let the investigation be undertaken first. shameful,Pat.

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    1. The fact of the investigation itself in news.

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    2. Outraged!! Have you any idea of the suffering and pain it has taken to carry this case and eventually put it to a bishop like Dermo?

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      1. 3.20: Suffering and pain…arising out of what, may I ask? Tell us – please or otherwise, shut up!

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  10. MournemanMichael 7th Aug 2019 — 1:53 pm

    A wise and sensible comment Anon@12:40, and I share the views of RC2016.
    MMM

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  11. Canon Matt Hep 7th Aug 2019 — 3:25 pm

    You wouldn’t write a blog like this about your worst enemy 🙁

    (P.S, 7 days off the brandy)

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    1. Er, I’ll happily relieve you of the remaing supply.
      An act of charity, you understand? 😯
      To remove temptation from your midst.😈

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      1. 4.11: Magna – think you’ve had enough already: misspelling – should of course be “remaining” not ‘remaing!! ….Just sayin’ like….!!!

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    2. I imagine it must be the gout.

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  12. Love from Glasgow boys! If they are in love good for them!

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    1. Reckless abandon without care or regard for consequences.

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  13. FFS what’s wrong with you people? These men are not, say, plasterers or plumbers. Other walks of life where nobody would care are legion – lawyers, teachers, doctors, you name it. All those professions can be in long term sexual relationships and their professional bodies would not be interested.
    A Catholic priest belongs to an organisation which clearly says that genital sex is only permissible with your one, opposite gender spouse.
    What’s wrong with this picture? Nobody is interested in a plumber’s private, legal, sexual activity. Priests are different, and if they are trying to have their cake and eat it they are headed for a crash.
    And that is a matter of public interest.

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    1. Your reasoning at 7:16 is as faulty as your tone is brash.
      If you take your argument to its logical conclusion, any Catholic is open to the same treatment. A priest is not more a Catholic than a layperson. Both are members of the Body of Christ.
      Furthermore, many of those who are actively trying to change, develop and progress the church’s understanding of same-sex relationships are priests.
      When was the last time you heard a sermon against this topic? In fact, if you did hear one recently, as recent events have shown, it’s likely to be the public posturing who is gay and wishes to divert attention from his private experience to his public image.
      So your position is unreasonable – like using a blunt instrument where a more subtle strategy is required.
      Pax et bonum.

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      1. 1.20 what utter waffle. A priest is supposed to be a leader and an example of holy living.

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  14. I am sure the Abp will, eventually, have the means to put readers’ minds at rest. In the meantime, Bp Pat, I think they should be sent to separate monasteries.

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    1. You have obviously never lived in a monastery. That would only provide further, er, opportunity.

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      1. I had a great shag in a Monastery in Scotland 3 years ago. Anything goes!

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      2. Was it at the Congregation of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer on Papa Stronsay? I wonder.

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  15. 7.33 Steve in your dreams son!

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