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MC CARRICK’S $600,000 TO POPES, CARDINALS AND BISHOPS.

Cardinal ousted on sex abuse claims gave $600,000 to fellow clerics, including 2 popes, report says.

PUBLISHED FRI, DEC 27 2019 1:32 PM EST

UPDATED FRI, DEC 27 2019 4:40 PM EST

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A cardinal ousted from the RomaCathoChurch paid dozens of clerics, some of hom were involved in evaluating claims of his sexual misconduct, more than $600,000 over nearly two decades, according to The Washington Post.

Theodore McCarrick, who was archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington from 2001 to 2006, sent money donated to the church by wealthy donors to more than 100 Catholic officials, including two popes, according to financial records obtained by the Post.

Among the more than 100 recipients were Pope John Paul II, who received $90,000, and Pope Benedict XVI, who received $291,000, the Post reported.

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, speaks during a news conference with senators and national religious leaders to respond to attempts at vilifying refugees and to call on lawmakers to engage in policymaking and not ‘fear-mongering’ at the U.S. Capitol December 8, 2015 in Washington, DC.

A cardinal ousted from the Roman Catholic Church paid dozens of clerics, some of whom were involved in evaluating claims of his sexual misconduct, more than $600,000 over nearly two decades, according to The Washington Post.

Theodore McCarrick, who was archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington from 2001 to 2006, sent money donated to the church by wealthy donors to more than 100 Catholic officials, including two popes, according to financial records obtained by the Post.
The Vatican removed McCarrick from public ministry in June 2018 amid allegations of sexual abuse decades earlier involving a teenage altar boy. It was revealed at that time that he had been accused over the years of sexual misconduct by three others.

Among the more than 100 recipients were Pope John Paul II, who received $90,000, and Pope Benedict XVI, who received $291,000, the Post reported.

A spokesman for Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, who received $6,500 from McCarrick, told the Post the money “never had any effect on the Cardinal’s decision-making as an official of the Holy See.”

Clerics who received checks characterized the money from McCarrick as Christmas gifts and said it was spent on charity or other services, the Post reported.

McCarrick’s attorney declined to comment on the latest report when CNBC emailed.

But McCarrick, now 89, said last year in a statement that he had “absolutely no recollection” of the abuse involving the teenager.

“While I have absolutely no recollection of this reported abuse, and believe in my innocence, I am sorry for the pain the person who brought the charges has gone through, as well as for the scandal such charges cause our people,” he said.

McCarrick in September reiterated his claim, saying he does “not believe that I did the things that they accused me of,” and also saying that he believes his accusers and others with similar stories “were encouraged” to lie. “There were many who were in that situation who never had any problems like that,” he said.

Church officials said the Vatican will release an official report in 2020.
Earlier this year, the Washington Post published a report that showed that Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, the leader of the Catholic Church in West Virginia, gave about $350,000 to clergymen before he was ousted for sexual misconduct.
Among the recipients of the cash gifts were young priests who had accused him of allegations of sexual misconduct and at least a dozen cardinals. Bransfield took the money out of a personal account over a period of a decade.

PAT SAYS

McCarrick epitomizes the rot at the heart of the RCC – money, power and sex – even and especially child sex

The episcopate and clericaldom is a big secret space in which all this happens and in which perpetrators are protected.

The only commandment: “Thou shalt not be caught’.

And when you are caught you must submit to be thrown under the bus – but you be given a nice roof over your head and all the lolly you need.

McCarrick is carrying the can for so many others in the USA and Vatican – including corrupt popes like JP 11.

114 replies on “THE 3 MBEs and McCarricks 600000”

Those three balloons from Down and connor who are “proud” of being awarded
MBE’s should be more concerned about the Kingdom of God and being honoured by the King of Kings. Bloody carried away idiots they are. Eugene ohagan will be in his element

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‘Manliness’ isn’t a word that immediately leaps to mind when watching the Singing Priests perform anymore than it does hearing of the sexual proclivities of McCarrick.

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‘Humanity’ doesn’t come easily or quickly to mind looking at the bile, invective and vulgarity emanating from the Magnas.

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11.56
How is your post relevant to my comment?
Humanity? What’s the connection? Is it lacking humanity to be truthful?
I told the truth: the Singing Priests in that video do not strike me as being manly. That was my honest impression, and that’s a fact. Why does it trouble you? Do you hate truth? Would you rather I had lied?
I could have added that the behaviour of Eugene was clownish and embarrassing, and judging especially by Delargy’s face, that unspoken comment would have been spot on.
Welcome to the world of critical comment. The Singing Priests are by now used to it. I’ll wager they are more robust at dealing with it than you clearly aren’t.

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1.13: Manliness isn’t a preserve of your psyche Maggie! You are a weak, puny, miserable bastard. Little body hair, no aesthetic attraction of any kind, ugly, vain, scrawny, little girlie legs….Oh the thought of you is vomit inducing.

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When I read this kind of comment Anon @ 12:37, I wonder what is going on in your life to have shaped you into posting such a hostile, negative, and personalised vilifying comment.
Quite irrespective of how Magna has himself been previously OTT with poorly expressed negativity do you think your comment in any way adds to the quality of discussion here?
For my part, it simply causes me to think of you as a rather sad, frustrated individual of limited capacity. I normally avoid making personal comment on individuals, but your comment just needs to be questioned.
MMM

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How is this news? Surely it was already plain that McCarrick was more like a croupier than a cleric.
The other way he epitomises the rot at the heart of the church is that he apparently sees himself on the good side. Many criminals justify their actions in one way or another in their own minds and that is why they then deny their criminality.
It’s exactly like the clerics who belong to a world wide criminal organisation and then post on here that you’re ignoring the good priests do 🤣

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That video of The Priests – wow! The look on James Galway’s face and even Delargy looks embarrassed. I hope there’ll be none of that behaviour when they are at Buckingham Palace.

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Uncle Ted’s personal slush fund paid out $6m in total. Why is this disgraced layman living now free of charge in a religious community? It sounds like a congenial retirement.

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The three MBEs is a poor substitute for a good, old fashioned strange goings-on story, Bp Pat. Mind you, they’re so macho.

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Sadly, unaccountable power, prestige and financial transactions can all emerge to create scandal, corruption and abuse. We see this in many charities, large organisations, the more recent being the FAI crisis. When there is no proper oversight by totally independent bodies, corruption and fraud are inevitable. I personally have seen this in 2 schools I worked in, in parishes where 1 person had total financial control. All institutions, charities and Churches should be mandated to have independent financial regulators. In our Diocese the regulations are very stringent and are frequently tested, monitor and administered at parish level. However, the narrative of McCarrick’s largesse is outrageous. If it could be definitively established that monies given were used specifically for charities, then we might feel less outraged but as it stands the optics are another nail in the Church’s coffin. Whenever money which is given in good faith for good purposes is abused for personal benefit, this is morally repugnant and an affront to the dignity of God’s people and equally an affront to Christ.

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That video wants to make me puke. For God’s sake, what a load of self-centred, look at me, nancy boys. Please, spare us this.

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Anon@ 9:26: Those exactly were my thoughts at the “performance” of that priest at the funeral service I referred to earlier. Those of you who check back to older blogs will have noted that I challenged the alleged/self proclaimed child of the deceased to show evidence/provenance. Nothing produced. The silence is revealing.
MMM

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Even had the comment been from the son ( which I don’t believe for a moment considering the speed of response ) I think your judgment of the funeral perfectly reasonable, MMM. By their nature, requiems, marriages and indeed many sacraments are public not private events. Should the family not wish this, they can organize something in private and/or bypass the Church. What people over-whelmingly require, however, is a lavish propaganda spectacle extolling the virtues of the deceased or happy couple. The Church is now pathetic enough to go along with this, and so you have singing-dancing priests pandering to popular demand. Death is the end of the ego, and a funeral commends the person now stripped of illusion to the loving mercy of God. If you neither believe nor want that, then organize your own fandango down at the crem to the tune of I Did it My Way.

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12.25
Oh, it’s conclusive alright, in this case.
I smelt a rat almost from the get-go. I stated one of my reasons for this two days earlier. Others are the poor style and the poor expression in that bogus post: its inelegant abbreviation (FYI), along with questionable sentence construction and questionable punctuation. Not the standard of education and intelligence one might reasonably expect from the child of a GP.
From a seminarian or a young priest these days?
Absolutely.

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The reason an argument from silence is never conclusive is that the silence may be explained by a myriad of other possibilities. In this case, these could include: the poster hasn’t seen the reaction to their assertion; they may wish to delay responding for an infinite number of reasons; or, more likely, they may not wish to dignify the unwarranted weaponising of their father’s name as being worthy of reply.

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9.55

Oh go take a running jump, will you?!

And while you’re at it, priest/seminarian troll, learn to accept defeat with good grace.

You, and your cronies, have been called out and shown up as liars and clowns.

And I enjoyed every nano-second of it. 😊

(I hope that didn’t sound overly smug. 😆)

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I imagine the other singing priest, Ray Kelly, will be peeved at the news, Bp Pat, and pestering his bishop to… well, let’s just say, “arrange” some sort of papal order of merit for him too.

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Ray Kelly doesn’t live in loyal Ulster so less chance of a Royal trinket for him. Though I never understood why he was allowed to enter “Britain’s Got Talent” seeing as he lives in the Free State.

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Bishop Pat, you know the poster at 2.45 is not I. I always post you my e-mail address with my comments. So why do you continue to publish his or her comments under my username? It can only cause confusion, at best, and misrepresentation of me, at worst.

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Its hilarious that you’re so upset someone else has the same name as you. I can only picture the scene when you realised I had arrived. I’d say a few cups and saucers weren’t flying in the kitchen.

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Pat, the two posters above (5.16 & 5.22) were among those who tried, two days ago, to make mischief for MMM, and they are at it again.

I’m surprised that you are encouraging this. And I’m disappointed at your failure to respond to my post at 3.20.

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I’m just back after spending the afternoon in a hospital

I made it clear I support MMM .

Can you email me and tell me how I can spot yours and false Magna comments.

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5.40: Worse still is Pat’s tolerance off you, chief prig Carta, you who incite so much hatred against others, you who are sizxled by drink with your brain up your back side. You are a sick, rejected piece of rot. The rejection of seminary has left an irreparable hurt. Tough luck. Bear it.

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Pat, the posters at 5:40 are delusional and bearing false witness. In short, MC are liars.

Mischief is invoked by them, in this case, when they don’t read a situation in the same was as their interlocutors do. How delusional is that.

In the absence of an argument for exonerating the unjustifiable actions of a third party in referring to a funeral in derogatory terms, and worse, in naming the deceased without prior notification of his family, MC characterise negatively those who take a different view from theirs.

If that were not sufficient indication of delusion, they (MC) make statements without proof claiming identity between and among posters.

A dose of wishful thinking leading to a diarrhoea of words and a constipation of truth.

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Right. I hope you are okay.

Every one of my comments carries my e-mail address, as well as my username, so you should already have my e-mail address many times over.

I will post the address again, along with this comment.

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there are more than two Pat Buckleys in the world. If Pat Buckley the TD were to comment on here, would Bishop Pat censor him because they share the same name? I was christened Magna Carta, honest ta God, on my holy communion money

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would ya look at Carta running off to the teacher telling tales. in the good old days the teacher would take out the cane and redden the back of his hands and tell him where to stick his tales.

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Funny how all the recipients of McCarrick’s gifts now claim they gave them to charities, which raises the question why McCarrick or Bransfield thought it appropriate to send them the money in the first place, rather than support their own causes. Surely Popes and Cardinals in Rome have enough cash in their own pockets to fund their projects? What, I wonder, was Old Mother Burke’s charity of choice: the Distressed Lacemakers Association? Pull the other one, Dorothy!

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Pat I liked what you said the other week that the oratory is not a charity. It annoys me that these old pals clubs can set themselves up as charities with the stated aim of the promotion of religion, when the only aim is to feather the nests of themselves and each other.

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The Priests – I’d be interested to know a bit more about how they use the money raised by their performances. Yes, I expect there will be expenses etc., but it would be interesting to know what proportion goes in to the charitable causes they go on about so much, and how much finds its way in to their personal bank accounts ? I have a sense that they like us to think that they don’t benefit from all this stuff – except for the adulation and the limelight and the prancing around, which they love – but I am sure there must be some quid pro quo. I’m sure they’re not surviving just on their priestly stipend ? Generous enough though that is. Just wondering, just asking…..

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Only one lucrative contract they have among many others is with Hastings Hotels group. Get a big fee and then the punters flock to concerts at Hastings hotels and pay their exorbitant bar prices – a no brainer for all concerned.

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Three years ago I had a 40th anniversary meal in a Hastings hotel and a GLASS of wine was £12.40

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“The Irish are not in a conspiracy to cheat the world by false representations of the merits of their countrymen. No, Sir; the Irish are a fair people; — they never speak well of one another.”
Boswell: Life of Johnson

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10:52
You took the words right out of my mouth! The three singing priests… More like the three prancing queens!
But honestly, they clearly love the limelight and were made for show business; is this why they became priests in the first place?

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More at home in the Dressing Room than the Sacristy. That video was total cringe, nauseating in fact. Rough old East Belfast shipyard son James Galway must have been squirming.

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Anon@12:10 : Spot on! Limelight: centre stage: focus of attention: master of ceremonies:……..Your question hits the mark.
MMM

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Why are these three onions storing up rewards for themselves on eArth. To even accept an award from a tainted secular system is atrocious. Arise Sir Jimmy Saville comes to mind. Are there no depths these 3 wont stoop to. Wannabee fools. But in the case of Mr E ohagan nothing surprises me. Truly a vile man in disguise.

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Has there been some sort of strange goings-on? Probity and propriety checks are always completed before any awards as made.

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11.31: The singing Priests are a class act. That’s it. Good singers, good at entertaining, just very talented. Let them be themselves. All this faux outrage expressed against them is utterly infantile, childish, riven by jealousy and just plain silly. Let them.get on with their lives and congratulations on receiving a Queens award. Well deserved.

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12.33
I agree with you: The Singing Priests ARE a ‘class act’; they are superlatively good at what they do. But for the most part, this is not the issue.

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MC at 2:00 pm:
‘Superlatively good’ is a fulsome expression.

The superlative of ‘good’ is ‘very good.’

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Jimmy Saville got one of the highest awards conferred by the Vatican when he was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory the Great. The post nominals KCSG always appeared on the credits on “Jim’ll Fix It”. He must have been nominated by that old fraud, Queen Basil Hume.

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BP. I have a very good reason. This man is not of Christ. This man is a symbol of everything that is wrong in the RCC. A self seeking cleric who in my opinion cares not one jot about people. His only interest is himself and his own status . Has openly courted recognition from the British state. A real firms man. Eager to climb the clerical ladder. Bishop blings yes man. This man has no cojones whatsoever. Yes truly a vile and odious man in my opinion

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12.29

If you are speaking of Eugene, then I have a very different impression of him.

Granted, he can come across as pompous and supercilious, but this is a deception of nature, namely, through his voice and, yes, his sometimes-campish mannerisms. He is actually a warm-hearted person, willing to lend an ear and to understand as best he can. But he is no fool, and he will not suffer those he believes are treating him as a fool.

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He probably knows you to be a fool then Carta. You have to have your nebb stuck in everybody’s comments. People do possess a different view and opinion to yours you know. Thankfully most of them are not as foul, nasty and narrow minded as yours. Pig.

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2.57
Well, here I go again, sticking my nose in someone else’s comment (yours). It is so annoying, isn’t it?
But I do it out of charity: concern for your well-being.
SIMMERING RESENTMENT IS UNHEALTHY.
Rid yourself of it. 😇

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£12.40 for a glass of wine – bloody hell. I went to a Bagatelle concert at a Hastings hotel and after the concert I heard members of the band complaining about the bar prices. It’s £10 for s pint of Guinness in one of their hotels. Old Mr Hastings RIP would jave been proud of The Priests and their new MBE’s. Hastings also had a very lucrative contract with Van Morrison in the past.

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1.25

If you are right about this, it is a serious moral injustice.

I shouldn’t patronise any establishment that charges so obscenely for its products while paying its staff so little. These places should be boycotted.

In Economics, products that bear these prices are referred to as ‘goods of ostentation’. The principle behind the overpricing (and it is long proven) is that some people, from social snobbery, will pay such charges because, in their navel-gazing minds at least, it will enhance their social status and their self-esteem.

The ‘Rat Race’ is not a literary or journalistic fiction, but a study in human psychology.

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Virtually all hospitality, retail, call centre and care jobs (the NI private sector, basically) are National Minimum Wage, with the employers treating it as a maximum wage and workers being pathetically grateful if they get a few pennies more per hour. If you don’t believe the pay rates, check out the NI Jobfinder site.

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Who remembers the All Priests Show? Let’s just revive it and be done with it and have a Royal Variety Show with the Singing Priests, La Flynn, Ray, Fr Shirley, Phonsie (“My Way”), Darcy, Sr Marie Cox RSM, Liam Lawton, Fr Victor and Conor Gannon doing an organ duet and Peter O’Connor compering on his scooter.

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3.50

I’m OK with that.

I know not everyone can stand him.

And, no doubt like the rest of us, he isn’t always on best behaviour.

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OMG! What a cringe fest…….has this guy no cop on? Is he for real? Why can’t he just celebrate the wedding for the couple! They’re totally embarrassed by this spectacle of a priest. Thank goodness we don’t have any performers in Ireland among the clergy

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God love him.
I’ll bet he was bullied at school, like most camp guys.
One thing about them: they have more courage than most even to make it through schooling.
A reason (there are others) I detest that evil, rug-wearing, hypocritical ex-queer 😅, Michaela Voris, is his criticism of such men as priests; he speaks of it as a ‘feminisation of the priesthood’. And all this blather from a hypocrite who apparently had roles in gay-porn movies.
Ugly, old drag-queen look-a-like.

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5.08: You, Magna, equal in horribleness and nastiness to that of Voris. Your hatred for catholic priests is evil, vulgar and you should cease your drunken outbursts of hatred.

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6.03

(DUH!😩) How can hating evil be evil?

The Romanist priesthood is a satanic parody of what Christ commanded. How else are we to account for the moral sludge (child-sexual abuse, financial corruption, etc) that has built up through the exercise of this vile institution. 😊

Were we to take Jesus seriously, every Romanist priest would have a millstone fastened round his podgy neck and then be dropped into the deep, blue sea. What a joy that would be! 😀 An excuse for a great day-out. And each Romanist would sink promptly to the seabed, like a fibreless turd in a toilet bowl.

Thank goodness some of us have enough wit to know that Jesus sometines talked utter s**t.

(Just dreamin’, like. 😆)

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Well don’t forget the ancient Artemisia, in which rapists were rounded up and sacrificed to Artemis, Magna. Perhaps ancient ideas of what was right and just differ from our own!

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7.31
‘Twould seem not, since he has been married a bunch of times. But you never know.
He is a hypocrite, however. He once criticised Ian Paisley as a part-cause of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, and yet he (Galway) once caused trouble himself by inflammatorily describing Northern Ireland as ‘the British-occupied part of Ireland’. Such words could have come from Gerry Adams. Incidentally, the Unionist population here are the British who occupy this territory, and Galway seemed to imply that we were occupiers rather than natives.
Galway, Protestant-born in staunchly loyalist East Belfast, describes himself as Irish, and his politics are nationalist or republican. I mention this in passing since the, er, ‘great’ man accepted a knighthood from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Good to see consistent, and politically principled behaviour from Irish nationalists/republicans. But I suppose everyone has his price.

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You’re a Unionist aren’t you Mags? A lot of you D&C boys were Royalist queens. Eugene O’Neill is very pro the Union.

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Well if there have been any ‘strange goings on’ we can be sure that Bishop Pat will have chapter and verse before they are decorated.

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Mind you, apart from the two priests sent home from Rome for, apparently, doing nothing, it has been at least two years since we had some really good strange goings-on. We must be due one soon.

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