IRISH AMERICAN PRIEST STOLE £81,758 TO FUND HIS LIFESTYLE AND HIS BOYFRIENDS.

An American priest with Irish roots has been accused of stealing funds from his parish to spend on his male lovers and a lavish lifestyle.

Fr Joseph McLoone (56) is accused of stealing nearly $100,000 (€88,746) from his parish and spending it on a beach house, travel, dining and men he dated.

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office said Fr McLoone had been arrested on Wednesday for alleged theft from St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

Prosecutors allege the priest, whose parents emigrated to the US from Co Donegal, diverted funds into a secret account and allegedly misappropriated fees charged to parishioners.

They have claimed he used the money for a beach house in Ocean City, New Jersey, as well as to fund his lifestyle.

Prosecutors further allege that Fr McLoone gave himself a pay rise by doubling the amount he collected as a stipend for each Mass, wedding and funeral held at the parish, where he had worked for eight years.

Information posted on the Chester County District Attorney’s Office website said Fr McLoone, a resident of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, was charged with “theft by unlawful taking” and related offences.

It said he had been arrested on August 21 and his unsecured bail had been set at $50,000 (€45,077).
District attorney chief of staff Charles Gaza said: “Fr McLoone held a position of leadership and his parishioners trusted him to properly handle their generous donations to the church.”

The office said it was alleged in the criminal complaint that in 2011, Joseph Connell McLoone took over as pastor of St Joseph’s Parish in Downingtown, Chester County.
“During his tenure at St Joseph’s Parish, the defendant used his position as pastor to circumvent financial controls and illegally change practices which benefited him financially,” court papers say.

It is alleged that on November 2, 2011, the defendant opened an account at TD Bank which he named the ‘St Joseph Activity Account’.
Over the next six years, he diverted around $125,000 (€112,665) in donation cheques written to the St Joseph’s Parish into this account.

“The sources of these diverted funds included donations for the use of the church and school by community groups, donations from the congregation related to special collections held during masses, fees paid to the parish for weddings and funerals by those married at the church or holding funeral services for a loved one, and other gifts made out to St Joseph’s parish,” the court papers say.

Some money from the account was recovered.

The papers allege Fr McLoone created the activity account for the purpose of avoiding disclosure of the funds to the diocese.

“The defendant took full advantage of the lack of control over the activity account and used it to fund his personal lifestyle,” it is alleged.
“His lifestyle included a beach house, travel, dining and spending on adult men with whom he maintained sexual relationships.”

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia said the priest was on administrative leave and it was continuing to cooperate with the authorities.

PAT SAYS

There are temptations everywhere and money sitting around or in bank accounts you control is a massive temptation.

His salary was not enough for him to live his desired lifestyle and to keep his boyfriends in the the fashion they had become used to.

A few years ago this would not have come before the courts as the financial systems were not in place.

In the old days BISHOOS treated diocesan money as if it were theirs – and parish priests did the same with parish funds.

In the 1970s I visited a parish in Belfast and the curate had a big steel bucklet in the presbytery where he threw the collections, stole fees and Mass offerings.

Evertime he went out he grabbed a big handful of notes from the bucket.

In the same parish the PP kept all the coins in a safe in his house and if the altar obliged him by sitting on his knee in only their underpants he have them a handful of coins.

97 thoughts on “IRISH AMERICAN PRIEST STOLE £81,758 TO FUND HIS LIFESTYLE AND HIS BOYFRIENDS.

  1. ‘When God finds a good priest he will bless him’. Better keep looking 😂

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  2. Pat, the days past in parishes were an invitation for irregularities and dishonesty and theft, such were the complete lack of any systems of accountability. Wherever there are large sums of money without proper accountability, temptations are inevitable. I never witnessed what you did re: bucket with money but I did witness theft big time in three parishes by lay counters through setting up cctv. In all cases people were found out and given the door. In onecsituation I wascalmost about to call in the fraud squad but was advised not to. Today in our parishes the procedures are very stringent, requiring a group of counters who count and sign off together. The new charities act make it paramount that all income from baptisms, weddings and funerals be listed, donor’s names taken and amount acknowledged. Also these figures are entered into an overall diocesan programme. It is much more difficult to find loopholes. Money is a great temptation. I worked in a few parishes in the states in the distant past and I was amazed at the incredible contributions made for every occasion. Amazed too how many bank accounts operated…In one parish I was given a card for petrol, one for food and one for withdrawing money from an account for my stipend each week. It would have been easy to be reckless. Sad when the wayward life of a cleric leads him to stealing to support his unacceptable lifestyle.

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    1. I wonder what Coyle and McCamley are living on? Thin air.

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      1. All diocesan priests are supported by diocesan funds. The salary in Armagh is c 24,000.

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      2. Well, I suppose they’ve had £48,000 each since their disgrace and… well, let’s just say, leave of absence.

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  3. Never, EVER, trust a dirty, filthy, Christ-betraying Roman Catholic priest.
    Look at what that excuse for a human being, Noel Treanor, did with donations to his diocese: spent 4 million quid (maybe more) on upgrading his palatial accomodation and offices. And not one (not freakin’ ONE) of the ‘good’ 😅 priests of Down and Connor had the balls to object, publicly and openly, to what Treanor had done. Not one.
    Roman Catholic priests are like human turds: they need to be passed, but then flushed away to ensure health and safety.
    Next time you see a dirty Romanist priest (and they ALL are dirty) think of a turd.😆

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    1. 12.38: Magna, surely you don’t need to be so vulgar? No one could offer any protection or excuse for the theft of money by this priest but to express such vulgar expletives and ascribe such horrible names to all clergy is outrageous. You do yourself no good at the early hours of the morning commenting like an unwell madman under the influence of drink. You present as a despicable, unlikeable human being. To use your own word – you are the supreme TURD! In fact it seems you reside in yours in bucket loads!!

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      1. I can’t see the vulgarity to which you refer in Magna’s comment, merely a flat description of fact.

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      2. 9.43

        I don’t mean to sound facetious, but your criticism of me for being ‘so vulgar’ lost its power when you resorted to precisely the same style about me in your final, hysterical sentence.😅

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    2. I think you will see that any priest who had a ‘difference of opinion’ with Bishop Treanor or challenged him is now practically disowned and disconnected from the diocese and trying to make a difference in the ‘challenging’ appointment he had been given since daring to speak up.

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      1. Any examples of such priests?

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    3. I heard that if you throw him in the water he floats, so he’s probably a witch. Or a turd.

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    4. MC at 12:38!!!
      Polly you’re the only turd, how I wish we could flush you away for good. You are going to lose your titles
      Granny Grammar and Queen of Academia because your supposed to have a good vocabulary but you just revert to swearing. I will remind you again there are plenty good holy priests they are not all like you hear about on this blog even yer pal Patsy knows that.
      Evviva Maria!

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    5. I’m a Priest and not like this at all. Love to meet you in person Magna and help you. Keep up these awful posts and you are destined for a life in hell. God read what you write on here.

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      1. Well, ‘Mick’, it goes like this.
        ‘Mick’ : Magna, you’ll go to hell if you carry on like this.
        Magna : Oh no, what a terrible thought! What’s in hell, Mick?
        Mick: People like you.
        Magna : And so what’s in heaven?
        Mick: People like me and Bella Meany.
        Magna : Carries on as before.
        Your threat is meaningless, although I would venture to guess that Magna himself would be more likely to tell you that you will go to hell before him. Personally I am working on making sure I go wherever people like you are not.

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      2. 2.28

        Your terrors are for children, priest.

        Isn’t this what some of your kind did after they had sexually abused terrified, defenceless minors? Threaten them, and their families, with eternal hellfire should they tell anyone what had just happened to them?

        Go to Hell yourself, priest. It is, after all, where Chaucer believed most of you ended up…in a very special and privileged place indeed, right inside the Devil’s rectum. (And that seems just about right to me, because we know how much you all crave privilege and specialness. Oh! And it’s where turds belong.😆)

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      3. 2.28
        Are you threatening me, priest?
        ‘Love to meet you in person and help you’ sounds a euphemistical threat to me.
        Your antipathy towards me in your post is obvious, so your ‘offer of help’ does not sound genuine.

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      4. 2:28

        I doubt if you’re a Priest, Mick.
        What if God lost his glasses or hasn’t gone to specsavers?😎 ( Just wonderin, like)

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  4. MournemanMichael 25th Aug 2019 — 1:04 am

    I think that in golfing terms, Fr McLoone’s activities would be described as “par for the course.”
    In golf they have birdies, eagles, albatrosses, etc. On this occasion, ‘feathering Father’s nest’ brought chickens home to roost.
    MMM

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  5. So much for the priests who claim this couldn’t happen now because of audit. Idiots.

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    1. 7.01: You are obviously not aware of the new charities act re: all finances and how parishes now comply with the most stringent of procedures which are frequently overseen by Diocesan professional accountants. Yes, if any person is a thief, a way will be found to fiddle. I have no idea of the American system apart from what I experienced many years ago when I worked for summer periods in parishes. But in our Diocese all finances are frequently audited and checked by Finance secretariat.

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      1. Yawn.
        Your attempts either to reassure or deny are falling on deaf ears, daddy-o, for the reason you give yourself: the fraudulent will find a way of committing fraud. Even without actual fraud we have heard examples of at least four bishops managing to spend HUGE amounts on things which benefit… Themselves.

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  6. Anonymous Angelicus 25th Aug 2019 — 7:42 am

    What’s new.
    Time for a RADICAL commitment to the Gospel and pray for an outpouring of The Holy Spirit.

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  7. I am aware of a priest who had a gambling addiction and used parish funds to facilitate his gambling. When found out, some deal was done whereby it didn’t end up in the courts, and he went off for sabbatical and counselling etc. Some years later he was back as superior of the province of his order, and is now back again for another stint. Seems odd ? In any other walk of life the man would have been prosecuted. But, that’s the way with clergy, isn’t it. The same rules don’t apply as they do to the rest of us. The behaviour of clergy, their inefficiency, their performance, their odd behaviors just seem to be overlooked, and they blithely carry on, whereas in any other walk of life or profession they would be accountable, answerable and probably deemed ineffective and incompetent and moved on.

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  8. Pat, I cannot comprehend why you are allowing Magna express such outrageous, hate inciting comments against priests. Criticisms are justified but descending to this gutter invective so frequently and repetitively is immoral and crosses the boundary of human decency. He’s a bully.

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    1. If you know what he is like, don’t read his posts.

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      1. 11:13
        Exactly.

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      2. 11.13: A silky, inane stupid comnent!

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      3. As soon as I see “Magna Carta” I scroll on to the next comment because it is a boring moronic troll. Don’t feed it.

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      4. How can a comment be silly, except insofar as it resembles a pig’s ear. Stupid.

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    2. 9.49

      If I’m a bully what, then, were those abusing priests who, after raping or sodomising defenceless minors, threatened them in one way or another (sometimes with hellfire) should they report the abuse?

      What were those bishops who either haughtily dismissed such reports, or met with victims while accompanied by the intimidating presence of lawyers?

      And what was Sean Brady when he and his co-conspirators met with two fourteen-year-old boys, without allowing their parents to be present, and then proceeded to ask them purient questions about the abuse they suffered, years earlier, through Father Brendan Smyth… in order to determine whether culpability for the abuse could be pinned on them rather than on poor Father Brendan?

      My comments about Roman Catholic priests are not hate-inciting, but they do express my hatred of this category of human being. I hold these men in deepest contempt, as Christ-betrayers, liars, cowards, and soul-murderers.

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      1. 3.06: Magna, you are the quintessential school yard bully. You have an insatiable, crazy need to assert yourself (probably as a result of all your unresolved inner torments). You are an emotional, spiritual and mental abuser – all through the viciousness of of your foul mouthed vulgarity. Pure and simple, you are a bully. Yes, all abusers who threaten others to silence and who terrorise by their abuse deserve the harshest judgment of civil law. Anyone with a shred of decent humanity couldn’t but agree. But this belief does not give me or you permission to be abusing to others. It seems your whole mindset is to be as abusive to others by the nasty and venomous words that flow from your filthy mouth. Grow up.

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      2. 3.06: Maggie, Maggie, Maggie, you’re a crazy man. You are on a pathway to self destruction. Mick and many others would like to genuinely help you. Seriously. Help you to a surgery for an inner irrigation to rid you of your barrels of vomit and crappo, after which we’ll buy you a lollipops with sharp edges!!

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      3. MC at 3:06pm

        Polly I’m just back from Devotions where I prayed for you, and here you are still spouting your hatred of the clergy. We know that you have never got over being dismissed from the seminary and your jealousy of those who made it shines out from all your vile vitriolic comments. It must have been some time ago, can you not just accept you were not worthy you’ll feel a lot better. I’m sure you could get gainful employment as a toilet attendant what with your interest in turds. It might keep you off the gargle if you have to work instead of being up all night posting your hate-filled comments.
        Evviva Maria!

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  9. 7.45: You obviously haven’t worked in a school situation. Many times over the years I encountered very inefficient, bad and irresponsible teachers and had to make serious decisions with the school board about their suitability. Then you come up against the powerful might of the INTO…Need I say more. On two occasions in the past I discovered huge theft in schools carried out by staff! Again I was almost powerless against the strength if the union…But I won at the end of the day after 3 years in having tge particular people removed or forced into resignation….So it isn’t always the case that reckless, dishonest or inefficient people in other professions are dismissed instantly….Neither is it the case in the political world that TD’s are dismissed when found guilty of wrong behaviour…..

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    1. 9.58

      Are you attempting to justify what the other poster said about that priest, because it very much appears so. The subtext of your post could run: ‘Sure it happens everywhere, so that’s fine, then. No need to trouble yourself.’

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  10. This year’s intake of new Maynooth sems starts is due to arrive in the college next Sunday, 1st September. I wonder how many there will be, and if there will be no press release, as has been the pattern in recent years.
    Then from 2-6 September the First Divines are packed off to St Luke’s in Manchester for a bit of cod psychology and the usual questions about the frequency of wet dreams and how often you see a lady’s special place in Rorschach pictures.
    The so-called Rector is actually just the old Senior Dean rebadged. He occupies the Senior Dean’s old rooms. An ill-effect of the change is that the Seminary Council, which decides on warnings and whether or not a student passes the stages to ordination now consists of just the Rector and the Director of Formation.
    That’s too much power vested in two men. In my day it was called the Administrative Council and it consisted of the President, the two vice-Presidents and the three Dean’s and the six members had to arrive at unanimous or majority decisions.

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    1. Passes are automatic with scarcely any divines. Also, nowadays, the question has changed to how often you see a gentlemen’s special place online.

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      1. Watch out for the hideous Irish nun at St Luke’s ‘ Are you a gay?’ ‘ You masturbate ! Are you an infant or what are ye?’, and the two camp priests in charge only both need sending to parishes ASAP

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  11. My guess is no new entrants.

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  12. Pat. You have left me with no option. I’m reporting Magna’s comments and therefore your blog to the Police and blog administrators. IP addresses can be traced. This blog is inciting hatred. With your history I’d have thought that your want to disassociate yourself with such hatred. I will pray for you.

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    1. 3.28

      Good luck with that! It’s all been done before, old boy. More times than I literally now can remember.

      Fool.

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      1. Well Magna. We will see. You need help my friend and now. I will sort this.

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    2. Mick. I agree. Magna is committing serious criminal offences around inciting hatred and he deserves reporting to the Police and Blog authorities. I do suspect that he would not be found fit for Court though, as he has clearly suffers from extreme and complicated mental health issues. Pat – why don’t you just stop publishing all his stuff or just change settings so that contributors need to verify their accounts to deter false names etc? The amount of false stuff also reported on here such as that poor Scottish Priest leaving to live with his boyfriend is awful.

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      1. @2:37
        I never read about the “poor Scottish Priest leaving to live with his boyfriend.” What was all that about? I must have missed it.

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      2. 2:37
        What qualifies you to determine a person has or hasn’t extreme and complicated mental health issues?

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      3. My understanding is that it is illegal to incite hatred against a person on the grounds of their religion.

        MC seems to be criticising the clerical establishment on the ground of their internationally recognised level of corruption and sexual abuse.

        There are such things as fair comment and the public interest?

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    3. 2.37

      P*ss**g into the wind always backfires (so to speak), Lil Jim.

      Because you and ‘Mick’ personally have taken offence at my comments about the Christ-betraying priests of the institutional Roman Catholic Church does not make them hate crimes: law isn’t determined here by your opprobrium, or finer sensibilities.

      There is a difference between hate-incident and hate-crime, and the determination of conduct as either one or the other is dependent on the infringement of certain, prescribed categories, like religion and sexual orientation. I have not infringed in any such way.

      Provided Bishop Pat permits, I shall continue to express my hatred of these men for what they do.

      I do not excoriate them for their beliefs, but for their lack of belief.

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      1. As you know I do not like censorship.

        Have you thought of saying the same things with fewer extreme words?

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    4. 2.44

      The only thing you will sort, ‘Mick’ is yourself…for the fool you are. You are going to end with egg all over your face…just like all the others.

      Man up.😕

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      1. I am on it. You will see!

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    5. Mick, I do not write the way MC does.

      I think there is a justified anger among many in the population over clerical sex abuse and its cover up.

      I personally have no hatred for priests. I still have priest friends and occasionally minister to priests.

      Anti clericalism is in the rise. And, sadly, it’s understandable.

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  13. 3.32: That anti clericalism is in thecrise, as yiu observe Pat, is no excuse forbyou to facilitate Magna’s hate inciting rhetoric. Nor is it an excuse for you to frequently contribute to priest hating as you do by your own vindictive and vengeful agenda since you left the Catholic Church and Priesthood. Isn’t it amazing how blind you are to the destructive nature of your own self serving narrative? You, Pat encourage hatred against priests despite your protestations to the contrary.

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    1. Clerical abuse of all kinds and clerical corruption is responsible for anticlericalism.

      I simply publish the record of the abuses and comment on it.

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      1. 5:50

        I thought Pope Francis had excoriated clericalism?

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      2. 5.52: Liar. You can’t even see the errors of your own narrative of hatred, vengeance and vindictiveness. But many of us see through your moral and spiritual deficiencies and blindness. Your attitude is thecsame old mantra of “I’m better than the rest….” Pat – all tedious, boring lies.

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    2. 5.50

      Oh, you utter fool! The only ones who incite hatred against Roman Catholic priests and the institutional Church are priests themselves. Are you entitled to be surprised that their conduct would stir hatred against them?

      For God’s sake, grow up!😕

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      1. 6.08: Magna, when you pray, don’t forget to thank God for the many good, kind and dedicated priests in our communities. I know you rarely leave your cave hut, but on the off chance that you might venture outdoors look clearly and you’ll find evidence of wonderfully commited priests and religious. Don’t be forever an angry man. You are constantly in our prayers and remember – despite your feeling of unloveableness, God loves you, even with all that hatred, poison and venom in your heart!! Go Magna, go down on your knees….God will free you for better things…

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    3. 6.18

      Were I to thank God for the ‘good’ priests you profess, I should think he might strike me with a thunderbolt.

      God doesn’t like liars.😕

      Chaucer knew where all ‘good’ priests end up. 👹

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      1. 6.38: Magna, get used to it. FACT – there are, thankfully many, many good and dedicated priests but you are so full of stupidity and craziness and so infantile in mind that you have no ability to recognise goodness in anyone. Again, GOD BLESS OUR GOOD PRIESTS. You are right – God doesn’t like liars, so learn to tell the TRUTH. Learn goodness. Learn to stop hating.

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  14. Another piece on Pell, Bp Pat, about his successor Archbishop Peter Comensoli‏ maintaining Pell is innocent and questioning whether his victim mistook Pell for someone else.
    Comensoli has also said he would sooner go to prison than comply with proposed Victoria laws making it mandatory for priests to report suspected child abuse to authorities.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/25/kristina-keneally-blasts-melbourne-archbishop-for-claiming-george-pell-is-innocent

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    1. 6.07

      Comensoli’s remarks are deeply patronising and offenive about the surviving victim in this case. To suggest that the victim mistook someone else for Pell is absurd almost the point of malice.

      I should think that anyone who was being orally raped by a 6ft 3in sociopath he saw regularly during choir practice (and probably on other occasions, too) would well remember the incident, and exactly who the perpetrator was.

      The ‘Pellites’ are becoming increasingly desperate to avoid the conclusion they cowardly shrink from: that Pell’s conviction is utterly safe.

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  15. Probably only a Catholic priest could manage to get the subject of ‘helping’ someone, telling them they’ll go to hell, and reporting them to the police for inciting hatred, into the same exchange. In fact the above is among the most bizarre conversations I have ever witnessed and frankly wonder what on earth ‘Mick’ (whom I don’t believe is a priest) is thinking except that in his mind helping Magna equates to shutting him up.
    In fact that is the constant subtext in clerics/true believing Catholics who post here: we love you /want to help you /shut up/submit.
    Have I somehow found my way into a Magdalene laundry?

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    1. MournemanMichael 25th Aug 2019 — 7:38 pm

      A thoughtful comment Anon@6:40. Indeed the vast majority of RC clergy don’t want to hear, or allow to be heard, anything which might impinge on their self protective world view: one that keeps them on their clerical pedestal with the laity in acquiescent dependence……….and who continue to “pay up and shut up” in support of their clerical parasitical pre-eminence.
      MMM

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      1. Thank you MMM. I notice above that they’ve started telling Magna he has a feeling of unloveableness and are telling him to get on his knees. It’s actually laughable, or it would be if it wasn’t just another Cathbot seeking to get this blog shut down.
        You carry on as you are, Magna love, you don’t need the ‘love’ of those Cathbots.

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    2. 6:40
      Mick is no more a priest, than daffy duck. (Quack Quack).
      What the ‘Micks’ of this world don’t seem to realise is their ilk give religion
      Christianity and Catholicism a bad name. They are not doing the priesthood
      any favours, and don’t seem to recognise how abusive some of them can be.
      Splinters and logs comes to mind.

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      1. FFS this “Mick” is just another somebody having a laugh like a lot of posters on this blog. They love yanking Queen Buck’s chain with all sorts of made up stuff. It’s hilarious.

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    3. 6.40 you sound like you have significant mental health problem too. Prayers for you. Thanks

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    4. Anonymous at 6:40pm
      A priest has a duty to point out when someone is doing wrong not just tell them what they want to hear. That is true Charity, don’t know why you mention the Magdalene Laundry.

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      1. Mick (yes I’m a Priest) 25th Aug 2019 — 7:42 pm

        Well said Bellarmine. God bless.

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      2. Yes I reckon both ‘Mick’ and Bellarmine are put up jobs, because here’s how I know Mick isn’t a priest… It’s something he said, when he told Magna he was going to hell. There isn’t a Catholic priest ordained since about 1960 who believes in hell or any other part of the Catholic faith for a start. And for the second reason, the Catholic faith teaches that God makes the judgement, not us. A Catholic priest would not therefore tell someone they will go to hell, because the most rudimentary Catholic education would tell him it is not for him to say. Bellarmine does it all the time, but one can only expect her to be ignorant.

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  16. The Clifton seminarian formerly of Maynooth seems to do very well for himself
    He has his own car!!! I don’t know how he afford it and why he is allowed to have it. Seminarians are meant to be poor.
    He regularly documents his exotic travels for all to see on social media

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    1. 6.54 concerned. What business is of yours you old gossip? Grow up!

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      1. He’s probably in the pub right now.
        He usually is if he isn’t galavanting around the world. He’s a fool and an embarrassment to the church. His current fb picture says it all. He needs to repent and accept Jesus instead of mammon! He’s not priest material.

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      2. 7.43

        Hello, Barking Bella.😄

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    2. Poor? But they say, some of them are on the game.

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    3. 7:42
      Mick, is it yourself, Bella?
      It might be more in your line
      to lobby your bishop(s)
      (in charity, of course),and tell them to clear up their dioceses, or else, you know what, when and why, might happen! 🔥

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    4. Probably got a Reverend Sugar Daddy, or a kind benefactor of the Dorothy persuasion ! That’s usually the case. When I was a seminarian I milked them for all I could get, although in my case it was only social; I simply couldn’t / wouldn’t let it be physical on aesthetic / taste grounds ! But, it was one way to get through the seminary and have a life of some sorts as well. Worked for me ! I was never shy to bat my eyelids or flash a smile if I knew it was going to get me a good dinner or nice trip. You have to take the opportunities when they arise. Otherwise, life in seminary would have been grim and basic. There is no fun in just slumming it for the sake of slumming it, I think. Once through that, I was able to settle down to a pleasant life as a priest and was able to look after myself. And all without dipping my hand in to the collection box, I can assure you ! And yes, I work hard. But I make sure that I have some kind of a life as well. Seems a good balance to me. Stuff the miseries who think that we should all be miserable in the name of being holy and dedicated. Most of them are just autistic, maladjusted, miserable, depressive types who don’t know how to enjoy themselves and be happy. Poor dears ! Get a life, I say ! Even have a wank once in a while and let yourselves go. It would probably do you the world of good. And, you know, I’m not sure the Good Lord would be in the slightest bit bothered.

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      1. ITS OUR MONEY PAYING FOR SEMINARIANS!!!
        This seminarian goes to gay masses, spouts off heresy to those that he meets (he even preaches heresy AT MASS in some of our more unfaithful parishes), goes to the pub, has an expensive car, and is influencing children at summer camps with his nonsense! Everyone loves him but I see right through his superficial, and OH-so-PC nonsense.
        I’ve seen it said on this blog that he will be a disaster if ordained. The man needs taking down. Bishop Buckley needs to expose him.

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      2. Anonymous at 9:21pm

        I only hope to God you are not a priest because if you are we have to get rid of you as soon as possible no wonder The Church is in a mess when it has been infiltrated by the disciples of satan like you. Holy Michael Archangel, defend us in the day of battle, be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May god rebuke him we humbly pray and do thou Prince of the heavenly host by the power of God cast down to hell Satan and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
        Evviva Maria!

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      3. Are you gay? Or just pretending to be gay? Or just pretending pretending to be gay? (Which, logically, returns me to my initial question.😆)

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    5. Anonymous at 8:51pm
      If anyone is ignorant its you. I don’t know Mick but he’s right, people like you don’t want to know the truth and if anyone’s a candidate for hell it’s surely you, and the sooner the better. The only thing is hell’s no hot enough for an auld wagon like you.
      Evviva Maria!

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      1. Opus hocus-pocus 26th Aug 2019 — 12:12 am

        10:39
        Bella, what do you mean, get rid of me? 😈
        Are you going to bump me off? Or, just more jibberish? 😝
        Calm down, have your cold shower, and off to bed. No buts!
        And make sure to be careful blowing out the candle.
        We don’t want you ending up in flames! O angel of God….👼
        Good man. 😇

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  17. Another post where the comments are dominated by Magna Carta. 17% of comments are by him and there are numerous comments about him. It bores me.

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    1. 8.32

      😲

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      1. “Magna Carta” at 10:52pm – you’d know all about “pretending” now wouldn’t you, old gal? 😉

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    2. You fancy him… admit it!

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      1. He is a thinking queer’s man.

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      2. 9.21. I’m fed up not hard up!

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  18. Please pray for David disky on this pride weekend he is getting a sex change

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    1. A Copenhagen capon.

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  19. What’s this twit of bishop doing promoting the ad orientem stuff:

    https://www.ncronline.org/news/parish/ad-orientem-tussles-turn-matters-community-liturgical-diversity

    You can see his letter to his diocese justifying it here:

    https://dioceseofgallup.org/celebrating-the-mass-ad-orientem/

    What a load of nonsense. Hasn’t he got better things to think about in one of the poorest diocese in the USA ? Talk about transference tactics !

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    1. Why don’t you just say you hate the old religion ? Why are you so bothered about it? The majority of priests and bishops today are agnostics who also prefer the 1970s Supper of the Lord with 1980s hymns you’re in the majority you should be happy not desperately trying to spot obscure areas of return to the old ways

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  20. I always enjoy the later comments in the day, Bp Pat.

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  21. Opus hocus-pocus 25th Aug 2019 — 11:16 pm

    Bella, Mick, big Jim-bob! What are you lot doing up this late?
    It’s way past bedtime.
    Cold showers all round, and off to bed.

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  22. Fr Seamus Quinn of Clogher diocese had a car when he was a seminarian in Maynooth and he was the angriest man I ever met. He never smiled but he enjoyed the patronage of Bishop Joe Duffy because he was mad for the Irish language, just like Joe.

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  23. Father John San Meung with his imaginary brother, wannabe seminarian stuck back in Burma, was the ruse used to get a lot of private donations to his gambling habit in Reno.

    Back at Epiphany Parish, apparently Pastor McCarthy didn’t notice or was complicit or on the take. Then Father John was caught and all hell broke loose, with angry parishioners demanding their money back, which they did indeed get, apparently, even from my not-so-gullible father.
    I looked him up one day out of idle adult curiosity, thirty years after his 1970’s shenanigans.
    He was transferred to a parish in Illinois, where he got caught again, embezzling. No mention of gambling but do people change much?
    Then he got transferred again.
    To this day we the five adult children won’t give a dime to the church. Thanks for the timely teenage lesson, Father John San Meung!
    As a female parishioner, I couldn’t understand why the priests could come and go with their own cars, eat with parishioners and beg for money ($100 Checks back in 1973), take off for Reno regularly and no one noticed? What is the job of the pastor or the bishop? Who’s in charge? Why aren’t they controlled as the nuns were, with minimal cash, tight schedules and accountable at all times to their pastor? Total freedom! No wonder girls wanted to be priests! It was rhe life of Reilly!

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