Agence France-Presse

More than half of the Netherlands’ senior clerics were involved in covering up sexual assault of children between 1945 and 2010, a press report claimed on Saturday, further engulfing the Catholic church in a global abuse scandal.

Over the course of 65 years, 20 of 39 Dutch cardinals, bishops and their auxiliaries “covered up sexual abuse, allowing the perpetrators to cause many more victims”, the daily NRC reported.
“Four abused children and 16 others allowed the transfer of paedophile priests who could have caused new victims in other parishes,” the Dutch newspaper added.

Church spokeswoman Daphne van Roosendaal said the church could “confirm a part” of the report.

Tens of thousands of children abused in Dutch Catholic institutions, report says

Other elements were based on anonymous information provided by a victims’ assistance unit set up by the church.

“The names of several bishops correspond to those named in a report commissioned by the church in 2010,” van Roosendaal said.

Most of the accused clerics have since died, and the statute of limitations has expired in all cases, she added. Those still alive declined to comment, NRC said.
Meanwhile in France, a priest has been charged with sexually abusing four siblings, now aged 13 to 17, his lawyer said.

The family brought the complaint against the 64-year-old priest, whose parish is in the central Cantal region. All four siblings were said to be in the church choir.

The lawyer, Komine Bocoum, did not say when the alleged offences were said to have taken place.

US cardinal accused of concealing abuse pulls out of Dublin event

Local bishop Bruno Grua said his diocese was “shocked by these unspeakable acts”.
They are the latest in a slew of assault allegations against the Catholic church spanning several continents.

People in Australia, Europe, and North and South America have charged they were sexually abused by clergymen and lay people, in what German Archbishop Georg Gaenswein has called the church’s “own 9/11”.

In August, Pope Francis declined to comment on a claim that he ignored sexual abuse allegations against a senior clergyman in the US.

On Wednesday, the German Catholic church said it was it was “dismayed and ashamed” by decades of alleged child sex abuse by priests.


Abuse is the worst prob0lem.

Cover up is co abuse.

Both should be criminal offences with serious sentences.

The civil authorities should stop letting clerics off the hook



You now have a contact for david dysky. Why don’t you ask him for a statement. An openly gay man should have no problem letting you know what went on. Just an idea


Good Heavens! I’m clutching my pearls! Can that really be David Dysky? If so, he appears to have come triumphantly through whatever trauma he suffered and no longer feels confused. Like Pat, I wish him well and might observe that he has chosen the better part – though he might well find himself the object of unwelcome attention from Members of Parliament, daytime TV presenters, and inevitably clergymen. I take it by the way he is not the one who joined the FSSP as there was a bit of a mix up yesterday.


Oooohhhh, I think he’d look quite good semi-naked as in the pic, but with a biretta on his head, maybe a little strip of lace around his midriff, posing through the mist of incense…..


Whatever the veracity of what happened to DD and A O’B in Maynooth, the very fact that such disturbing stories are repeatedly emerging from this “seminary” is cause for grave concern and an indication that there is “something rotten” in the state of Maynooth.


Photos like that are his choice.

However we need to ask about the entrance process for Maynooth. If a man chooses to leave, fine. If he chooses to put topless photos on the internet, fine.

But what happens in a man that he would go from the extreme of what seminary life should be to the extreme of posting such topless photos? Either the entrance process failed to begin with or something changed his outlook on life dramatically while in Maynooth… or both. The type of man needed in seminary/priesthood is not the type of man who posts semi-naked, croch-holding photos on social media.


I think you are being rather sniffy. He probably feels liberated and wants to celebrate who he is. People photograph and get themselves photographed in all sorts of situations which others may find ridiculous. He’s young and seems happy, and well out of the sodding seminary, so let’s leave the lad alone.


Aww, he’s a lovely looking lad. He seems a gentle soul, too. Whatever he is studying at Uni I wish him all the luck in the world.
I could easily see him being prey at a place like Maynooth or Valladolid though.


Really, so Valladolid has it’s gay boys too? What actually goes on there these days? I believe they are loaded financially.


if you’re happy and you know it, post half naked pics of yourself online,
if you’re happy and you know it, post half naked pics of yourself online,
if you’re happy and you know it, and you REALLY wanna show it,
if you’re happy and you know it, post half naked pics of yourself online 🙂



You are absolutely right, HG.

That pic isn’t about personal (specifically, psycho-sexual) liberation, as one or two shallow comments here suggest. It is about whether he was ever suitable for priesthood in the first place. And the answer to this appears to be ‘no’.

He is obviously an exhibitionist, and wants others to see him in a certain, sexual way: as someone available, and willing.

He has not done himself any favours.


I agree Magna. To go from one extreme to the other so quickly is not the sign of maturity, stability and integration.


that picture is very unchristian and not what would be expected of David. this is indeed very disappointing and contractor to the dignity of a christian person.


I dont think the picture is a Christian. After all God made the body. I do think it would be inappropriate for a priest or seminarian to publish such pictures of himself.


Bishop P. at 5.46

I cannot believe you made such a remark.

I am not an anally retentive prude, but if I could, I should turn back the clock to my more libertine moments and say ‘no’ to myself as often as personal strength allowed. And it would have allowed more often had I been minded to use its availability.

God created the body, yes; but he did not create us to be solely objects of sexual desire.

That pic separates sex and love.

Wasn’t it you who said that you regretted some of your sexual encounters, because there was no ‘connection’ (beyond the obvious) between you, and the other person?

Read again some of the shallower comments in this thread, especially the one concerning ’tissue roll’. These people don’t see Dysky as a person, but as an object they would love to ****.

And isn’t this supposedly the way he was treated at Maynooth?


A shrewd observation, Magna, which rather begs the question as to what actually happened at Maynooth. He certainly looks a right little c*** teaser today. I’m fine with that, but don’t scream the place down if somebody takes you up on what you’re offering. And I am not condoning or excusing rape, which, had it happened should have been reported to the civil authorities.


Maggie at 6:17pm an “anally retentive prude” is exactly what you come across as – on the few occasions when you’re not in a drunken rage spewing hatred. Add to anally retentive prude the term PRIG! Also try self righteous prick for size too. That’s exactly how you sound in this reply to Pat.


well said Magna. I would also add that posing in such pictures calls into question the young mans integrity.


I’d say Dysky is cracking his shite laughing at all of this and enjoying the attention.


Bp Pat, are we going to hear more about Maynooth tomorrow. Mullaney was bullin down in the Pub that you mentioned her so much in the last few days and her gang.


Resolving the Maynooth scandal is a long haul. So many bishops and others covering up so much. Its has been and is Irelands biggest den of iniquity.


O Pat, Fanny has the kittens whipped up into a frenzy over your blog! Declare to God I wouldn’t be surprised if a convoy was to set off from Gaynooth to Larne to give you a piece of their little minds and belt you with their Vuitton handbags 👜 And Fanny and she bullin’ and the big puss on her.


Where and when will this end? It is truly shocking that Dutch bishops covered up abuse. Shocking but not surprising because that’s what we have come to expect from the RC hierarchy. Protect the firm at all costs. Anti Christ performers


Thank God we have a relatively free Press, which can report these betrayals with impunity.
Some fools berate me for describing Romanists as ‘Christ-betrayers’. But isn’t this precisely what has happened in the Netherlands and elsewhere? The betrayal of Christ through the harm done to children?


3.45: You do shit alot Maghie. Must have an unending supply of Loo Rolls. Do you eat them as well? You nasty, repetitive piece of CACA.


If he doesn’t like it, or it doesn’t suit him, or he wants something different…..then he should exercise his options. I don’t think priests should be forced to be celibate, but that is the law at present, and if you don’t like it then move along and on. The Church might get the message if more did so. That would be preferable to this clerical self-pitying, victimhood, bleating……Just saying…..


Ah, but gender wasn’t mentioned. And where the Romanists are concerned, that’s no surprise.😲
Ameliorating loneliness was referred to as a factor in the case for allowing Romanists to marry, but the priest being interviewed, Fr Chris Ferguson, displayed a stoic sense of humour in the face of this:
‘Some might feel the life of a priest is too busy to be lonely.’😅
That shower of bone-idle financial parasites and dream killers wouldn’t know the semantic rudiments of the word.😆


Fr Chris says he knew at least 10 colleagues who had left the priesthood. “The biggest reason is a desire to be in a relationship,” he says.
However, he fails to say what type of relationship. Presumably, same-sex.


Dutch courage hi. What was done is done. Now what is being done apart of talk. Where is the mission to save the Church of Christ I do not mean the physical institution/s cause nobody owns God. However going forward there must be accountability


Sean, we know you can write perfectly coherent English so what’s with all “hi but hi” and other forms of gibberish? Fly on Th Wall/Sean, everybody knows!!


Although I can’t see Irish DWTS in the UK, Bp Pat, I understand there were no eliminations on Saturday and Fr Sugar-Ray Kelly goes through to next week. I just thought you’d like to know.


Priest Calendar – Irish Edition

January – Gorgeous
February – David Dysky
March – John Acton
April – Stephen Wilson
May – Sean Hickey
June – David Vard
July – Gerard Quirke
August – Anthony Briody
September – Antun Pasalic
October – Shane Costello
November – Conor Gannon
December – Kevin McElroy

The rest are too ugly to make it on (Marshal, Moriarty, Small, Jones etc)



They are all apart of the priesthood of the baptised. I suggest you go and learn basic Catholic Theological principles.


Pat, The Irish News is well known for its promotion of all things GAA. Even if a dog got hit by a passing car and it belonged to a prominent GAA member that fact would be highlighted.
There are suggestions and rumours that the lad McGreevy, although from Manchester and who features very prominently ( no pun intended) in the current Philip Schofield saga has a number of relatives prominent in the GAA back here in NI. Do you think the Irish News will mention that in any coverage of the matter?


What does GAA stand for? I’ve worked out at least it probably has nothing to with gay – unlike most posts on this blog. Should we infer that Matthew is a good Catholic boy, who possibly was a little confused? There is a lot of it about.


Pat, Fanny in Brady’s Clockhouse and the few drinks in her givin’ out murders at the lunching hour. “Why am I not not on the RTÉ, with all the other woke young wans like Claire McGing, analysing the election results from a teeological angle?” And she bullin’, Pat and the puss on her to beat the band. And thon young fella Dysky comes in, Pat, and Mullaney glowerin’ at him.


@4:20pm – it was very clear that the ministerial priesthood was the context – not the priesthood of all the baptised. Please don’t presume to question my teeological expertise 😁. In any case, some of the characters on that list are hardly even Christians at this stage of proceedings.


4:24. Good to see the RCC has principles. What are they?
Lying?Cheating? Stealing?
Abusing? Covering up?
Money Laundering?
Misogyny? Worshiping false idols? 2:34 would be best staying away from RCC principles .


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