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NORTHERN IRELAND PRIEST TESTED FOR CORONAVIRUS.

N THE PAST DAY OR TWO A NORTHERN IRELAND PRIEST WAS SENT BY HIS GP TO BE TESTED FOR THE CORONAVIRUS.

He was advised by those who tested him to go home and self isolate for 14 days and while he waited on the results.

The next day the testers contacted him again and told him the first test was inconclusive and asked him to get in his car immediately and return for another test.

After that test he was advised again to self isolate for 14 days.

When the results of the second test proved negative he was still advised to self isolate for 14 days.

Then out of the blue, he got a call from the Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride who told him that as his test was negative he did not have to self isolate at all!

DR MC BRIDE

Today the priest is very stressed and exhausted. It’s hardly surprising. He had had a few days of being very scared.

I asked him if he had contacted his bishop or diocese. His answer: “My bishop and diocese has not given me much care and support up until now. So I see no point in contacting them”.

Now, that’s sad!

But thankfully the priest is ok. He is the first person I’ve been in contact with me the virus. When it happens to someone you know it brings it home to you.

DEATH OF ARCHBISHOP PETER SMITH

I heard only yesterday that Peter Smith the retired archbishop of Southwark was dying in hospital.

PETER SMITH

I met him when he was the bishop of East Anglia. He and I appeared together on shows presented by Dame Joan Bakewell.

****** Peter Smith died during the night. RIP.

I must say Peter was very friendly. I did notice he was a chain smoker.

115 replies on “NORTHERN IRELAND PRIEST TESTED FOR CORONAVIRUS.”

Im very said to hear about Peter Smith. I’ll be going to knock today, so I will pray for him. I will remember you in my prayers also, Bishop Pat.

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I’d only encountered him twice but both times he struck me as a very decent man. And he was realistic about things.
Twenty or thirty years ago he grabbed hold of things to save the Catholic Truth Society(England and Wales) from going under.

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This post + Pat is so utterly banal that it does not merit a comment……….OK despite the fact that this IS a comment!
MMM

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1:36 am

Don’t worry MMM.
In a few weeks time it will be seen to anything but banal.
It’s likely public Masses will be stopped for a while. WHO are likely to call it a pandemic in the very near future.
People need to be proactive rather than reactive.

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1.36: MMM – and what an even more banal comment from you, Mournful Mountain Mick. You don’t merit mentioning. Ever. Go back to your bar stool…

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MMM at 1.36: At your fragile age I hope you don’t become a victim or a casualty. You are usually intelligent in your comments but this one shows a brain deterioration…..The demon drink, perhaps? Enlighten the ignorami with something worthwhile.

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What about Fr Mark Tierney of Glenstall Abbay? Do you know about all his abuse of girls and the way he swindled money out of ould wans? How did they manage to keep a lid on this in the Benidictines?

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Sure everyone knows priests aren’t people. They are like the clangers and live on the moon. They come down to earth once a week to say mass. First job to do is turn back the collar. Embrace the world like Jesus did hi. There’s a thing hi did Jesus ever get a cold or flu.

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Fly on the wall
You have just described most rc clergy lol. There are soma amazing ones, don’t get me wrong, but far in between. ‘Sunday Christianity’
The Clangers 😂😂 Hilarious

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The doctor was best to err on the side of caution, Bp Pat, any Covid-19 priests doing their usual rounds of cruising areas and the gents could pass it on to an awful lot of men.

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7.27: And the hundreds of married men snd pervy gays who hang around lay bus are also reckless and irresponsible. And I imagine you are one of these. Another crackass fool.

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4.39

Seriously? The old gasworks at Mount Stewart?

The remains of a new-born baby were found there, in a shallow grave, 20 years ago. The spot is commemorated.

Have people no shame?

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Pat,
I’m so so sorry to hear about Archbishop Peter Smith. He was an absolute gentleman. Down to earth and very affable company he never forgot his south London roots.
I knew both Cormac And Vincent ‘across the river’ But Ab Peter was a much more approachable man.
Yes he’d liked a cigarette. Perhaps his downfall but whatever it doesn’t take away from the great bloke he is.

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Sorry to her about that Priest and sad news about Peter Smith – he was one of the good guys. You are right about his smoking, he didn’t smoke them he almost ate them.

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With the CORONAVIRUS beginning to take root around our country, we all need to act with great care and responsibility and follow the guidines given re: sensible cleanliness and good hygiene. We also need knowledge to be given to us as to the location of this virus without naming the person or persons. If it is easy to transmit (With possible fatality) acting too secretively is unacceptable. We must keep informed. Those who are vulnerable with health conditions must be cared for now.

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9:15am
You’re right.
We will only know the numbers of people infected with the virus this past week, in two to three weeks time.
It is a very serious matter.
In this situation there’s the intersection of medicine, politics, economics and the public.
Guess where priority will be given?

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I don’t know if we are reaching hysteria over covd-19. But even if we do experience a pandemic with large gatherings banned, it’s hard to see the RCC cancelling masses since it will deprive them of money. Holy water fonts drained, shaking of hands cancelled but the collection plate will still be passed around. In the RCC money trumps every other consideration

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It would so ironic if priests start catching it off plate money when they’re counting it, or dipping their hands in.

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10:36
They may have no choice but to suspend public Masses.

Check out Breaking News.ie website article; ‘ Professor from Royal College of Surgeons calls for Emergency Cabinet to deal with Covid-19.’

Apparently, to date, with the limited information available, the death rate among those who contract Covid -19 with underlying infections, such as HIV, has been much higher than others who contracted the virus.

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7.57 and 10.55: Many things and activities are becoming ‘daft’ – even being alive….!! What concerns me greatly is that the economic fall out from any increase – which will occur – of coronavirus will affect all of us. The snide, ignorant and childish responses from some perves (sexually thwarted morons) about priests reveal minds of caca (s***e). These pubescent thicks need to grow up and should they contract this virus (on top of already existing ones( sexually), we’ll have the last act of mockery on them. Girlies, get real.

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Clogher is having a series of “managing decline” meetings in which most of the attendees are women well-striken in years. That’s the typical demograhic at similar meetings in other dioceses.

But will lacklustre Larry sit up and ask why at Mass he sees only aul dolls? No, he will not. As his predecessor, ice cold Joe Duffy remarked, “it’ll do for our day” by which he meant that “there’ll still be a few churches and a few priests until I die, that’s enough for me and I don’t care about the future”.

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if its anything like the ‘think-in’ Killala had, they will be recommending married clergy and women priests. Poor auld wans were all upset so they were

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You can bet your both dollar that demands that the Church become a facsimile of the Anglicans will have been at the top of the wishlist in the Clogher gatherings.
It would behove such people to go home and reflect on why they failed to pass on the faith to their children and grandchildren.

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12:37pm
Your comment does carry some truth, but medication is usually the first-line of therapy for BPD, certainly where instabilities are highlighted. For instance, stalkers and those with unhealthy obsessions. However, psychotherapy can be therapeutic and beneficial for much more, including alcoholism and drug addiction. People who take dangerous risks like drink / drug driving. I have been stalked and it is is not very nice, it is actually quite sad. My stalker is a very, very unhappy bunny 🐰

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Managing decline gracefully is an art. It’s a wisdom to recognise that the time has come to let go and let other things come along and take over. We don’t know what those things will be. I guess the Holy Spirit does. But, if we resist, then He’s going to have a hard time.

I really suspect the tendency of diocese and religious orders to go abroad and recruit, and bring these recruits back to buttress the crumbling edifice. It’s not really fair on those countries that train them and to whom they belong, it also brings with it all sorts of cultural problems and difficulties, not least not being able to understand what they are preaching about, but also because so many of them are rigid, rigorous, black and white and tend to autocracy. That’s not where our Church should be.

So, I say, let it go and leave it to the Holy Spirit to fill the void. Who knows what He has in mind !

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There are elements of Quietism in Centering Prayer, which I practise.

‘Be still and know that I am God…’. This, from Psalm 46, is the spiritual premise of Centering Prayer, the understanding of which is conscious mental activity to allow, over time, persobsl transformation through divine grace.

Physiologically, it has health benefits, again in time, like lowered blood pressure, calmer mental state.

And I’m living proof of these facts. 😇 😜

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Better that than having some import wagging his finger at me from the pulpit and not understanding what he’s telling the congregation off for. I’ll take heresy any time.

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Bishop P., what were you dicussing with Dame Joan Bakewell, ‘the thinking man’s crumpet’.
Any video clips of the event (s)?

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12.38: The little schoolboy, wee Maggie, playing “please sir (Bishop P) tell us what you were talking about….”. Derisory, sad and pathetic. Patsie’s little puppet. The intimacy continues….imagine these twats (Patsie and Magser) waking up to each other? Who’d scream first? 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱..

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5.10: Brilliant…. 😆😆😆😆😆😄😄😄😄😄😎😎😎😅😅😅😅😅🎀🎀🎀😘😘😘😉😆😁😁. Patsie and Magser tossing each other.. 😆😆😉😆😆😆😆😅😅😅🤣🤣🤣

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12.38: Magna, the only Bakewell Pat knows is the Bakewell Tart…..the one with jam on the base….They’re delicious. Try them, Marge dearie..

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5.24: Doesn’t annoy me Magser. Just infantile, stupid and immature….your crappy stunted emotional growth should be kept hidden. Your mummy is getting annoyed, very annoyed. Time to start slapping you again.

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Archbishop Smith aside, there doesn’t seem to be much sympathy for the priest concerned.
My only hope is Fr Sugar Ray doesn’t go down with it before the final of DWTS.

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The truth will set you free
How much “truth” can we take?
Many of the comments / opinions offered by this website seem to have no connection with any “truth” other than “the revolting” and so the title of the blog disappoints if we wish to take it seriously.
The many insults etc are true in the sense that they have appeared here and have been created by your correspondents. But their “truth” will only imprison the minds of their creators and amuse their recipient juveniles of all ages.
The photographs that appear from time to time are a different kettle of “how’s your father”; however. I remember priests with high positions in English dioceses dressing up with their superiors’ headgear and the recent sample with miniskirt and tarts but simultaneously displaying blasphemously, an extravagant pectoral cross; these photographs, unless they have been fraudulently created, are indeed a “truth” that cannot be denied.

These photographs and many of the comments on this blog reveal a degeneracy in the clergy that beggars belief. This degeneracy is a truth that turns the “feet of clay” into a river of mud.

Truth in Forgery
The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion is an undoubtedly forged document which could only be accepted as truth by rabid anti-Semites and Henry Ford.

This is the fifth protocol:

Destroy respect for religions; undermine the reputation of the clergy through scandalous stories and back up the so called “Higher Criticism” so that the old fundamental faith is shattered and quarrels and controversies become permanent in the churches.
Is not this lying forgery the truth that is encountered every day on this blog.
“What is truth said jesting Pilate and did not stay for an answer”.

A few hours later Christ Jesus was crucified.

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Why should people not talk about scandals on here? Or anywhere else for that matter – certainly if unscrupulous people have attempted to cover these scandals up. When clergy commit these scandals the whole body is saddened, often more than not. If an idiot, holding a sensitive position, behaves recklessly (like getting their pic taken), then, then, has the gall and flagrant audacity to tell outright lies about another, then maybe it’s time to pack up and close shop… People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

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Pat, I hear an African priest has been tested for coronavirus over here. I presume it’s the same one you are referring to.

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I’m sorry too to hear of Peter Smith’s death. RIP. He always seemed to me a decent good bloke, and that alone distinguished him from the rest of the E & W crew – Nursie in Brum having turned out to be a particular disappointment. Ironic, don’t you think? that his predecessor who had been supposedly at death’s door is still very much with us – there was obviously a story there we were never told.

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Southwark is a strange tale. Kevin McDonald retired early because of health issues yet turns up at anything. Peter Smith succeeded. Kevin was a horrible man and McDonald (ex rector of Oscott and ex Rome department pen pusher) was not a nice character. Had a constant snarl on his face and never smiled. Archbishop Bowen was a nice old gentleman like Peter Smith. The present incumbent Wilson is weak and no personality. Boring old fart.

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I totally forgot about Amy McDonald. She was referred to in Southwark as the ‘ice queen’. Not one to be crossed. Bitch.

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The Southwark auxiliaries are also pretty dire, though not as bad as the old farts helping Nursie in Brum. Actually the Westminster crew are also conspicuous by their mediocrity, as Elsie doesn’t tolerate competition. I don’t think any other E & W diocese has them.

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Has Pope Francis contracted the coronavirus?
The Angelus and general audience are to be streamed.It’s unprecedented.

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The Pope is only unwell unless he’s dead. They are covering up in Rome. Thanks Pat for raising this issue on the blog today. We need to be worried and I think too many people are just making fun out of this.

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I think Pat you always raise Church issues even in England before they are reported. How do you get this information? Petet Smith dying, the situation at Southwark, Elsie and McDonald

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Pat, did you write the dark title headlines for the issue for today? And did you choose to deliberately highlight his profession? No other news outlet has named the profession of any person who has the CORONAVIRUS. Was this an attempt by you to elicit sinister comments aagainst this priest and priesthood as some have made today? Disgraceful. You should follow the guidelines if the HSE – they will NOT name location, name of person or his/her profession. You are outrageous.

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Pat didn’t name anyone. That’s the whole point. What’s your agenda? The HSE doesn’t apply North of the border. It’s a Northern Ireland Priest

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7:01pm
Or maybe the title headline is to highlight the fact that cancellation of Holy Communion from chalice is actually a very sensible idea!
And considering this blog mostly consists of church-goers, the title is very pertinent in my opinion.
These issues can’t be brushed under the carpet, you know. And anyway, there isn’t enough room…
Are you Protector of rc clergy? What lengths would you stoop to?
Oh yes, that reminds me: the Holy water stoop is also out of action, too!

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8:06
Look where brushing under the carpet and omerta has lead!
Look where the obsession with control, power and the do as I say not as I do mentality has taken us!

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You have a moral obligation to name this priest. It’s obviously a D&C Priest as you like stories from there. You are pathetic Pat.

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Come to my Archdiocese of Glasgow where you are more likely to catch a doze of the clap from the clergy than COVID 19. Anything goes here. Several Priests can regularly be found in saunas, cruising spots, on grindr or shagging in Presbyteries. Life is for living I suppose.

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7:01pm
What is your problem? The priest was tested negative.
Hundreds of people in Ireland, North and South have been tested. Fake outrage. Cop yourself on, man.

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Pat, thanks for reporting about Archhbishop Peter in a pastoral way. A true gentleman. +Michael Bowen was the exact same. Unfortunately McDonald was a fish wife in comparison. Left Oscott in a bad way.

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Breaking News
Fr. David Marsden has been asked to leave his new job in Rome. He is totally unsuitable and is being sent back to his order in the UK.

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BREAKING NEWS: Magna has been named as co-adjutor bishop of Larne. The end of the Oratory…With so much commentary from Mags, there’s something afoot… Pat’s Muppet is now to be a class clown act.

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Breaking news:

Lollipop Josie and her partner Crack at lillie aka Lillie the Pink have gone awol. 🙏
Report any sightings to their ordinary.👼

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News Update.
Lollie, Lillie, La, La Knickers, Po, Dipsy, Twinky Winky, Magna’s Mumsy and Jane Brodie 😍
were located on an offshore Island, the Basket Island, off Co. Kerry. 🙏
Locals safe & well but the girls were quarantined in the interests of public safety. 😊

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Fr Marcia, still talking utter bollocks we see. These people have been let loose on the faithful. It is painfully clear they have not developed into full-rounded men with their feet on the ground.
No wonder we are in the mess we are in.

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