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FRENCH PRIEST JAILED FOR 5 YEARS FOR ABUSE.

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Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionBernard Preynat admitted abusing dozens of children as a scout leader

A French priest has been jailed for five years for sexually abusing dozens of children in the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s.


Bernard Preynat, 74, admitted abusing boy scouts while a scout leader in Lyon.
During his trial, he had told the court he had not understood how serious or grave his crimes were.


“It took me time to learn it was wrong and condemned given the age of the children,” he said in January.


Preynat assaulted at least 80 young boys between the ages of seven and 15. Ten of his victims testified at the four-day trial.
The abuse took place between 1971 and 1991.


Prosecutors sought an eight-year jail term, and accused Preynat of “shattering” his victims’ lives.


Last July, Mr Preynat was defrocked – stripped of his clerical status – after a church tribunal ruled he had committed “criminal acts of sexual character against minors under [the age of] 16”.


Representatives of victims also accused Preynat’s superior, Philippe Barbarin, of covering up the abuse.


Mr Barbarin, who became archibishop of Lyon in 2002, was originally handed a six-month suspended sentence in March 2019 for not reporting Preynat’s crimes, but this conviction was overturned by an appeals court in January.


At the time his lawyer hailed the verdict, saying the court had judged “the cardinal never intended to obstruct justice”.


Mr Barbarin has admitted he had known of “rumours” about Preynat as far back as 2010, but that he only became aware of abuse after a conversation with a victim in 2014. He later informed the Vatican of the allegations, and removed Preynat from his position – but never informed police.


The allegations then became public in 2015.
Pope Francis accepted Mr Barbarin’s resignation earlier this month.

PAT SAYS

Another case of serious abuse by a priest and a cover up by a cardinal bishop.

The priest is in jail and the cardinal has resigned.

Abuse and cover up is the Coronavirus of the Roman Catholic Church.

It has destroyed thousand upon thousand lives and destroyed the faith of many more.

Abuse and corruption is a pandemic in the RCC 😥

118 replies on “FRENCH PRIEST JAILED FOR 5 YEARS FOR ABUSE.”

They threw him out of Glenstal and he’s with his Brasilian boyfriend in the c of e near Reading. Lol, the c of e, refuge of Glenstal sinners:)

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”you call me out upon the waters, the great unknown, where feet may fail. And there I find you in the mystery, in oceans deep, my faith will stand”

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Another cleric who has had training in moral theology, heard confession and yet is strangely unable to see that his own crimes are morally wrong! Obviously a totally suitable candidate for ordination.

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Five years seems unduly lenient, Bp Pat, and if the French courts are anything like the UK or Australia, he will only do a couple of years at most. We can only hope the other prisoners batter him senseless inside.

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I think you are right.
Abuse, particularly child abuse, is the Rcc pandemic, ongoing for years.
We are still waiting for a vaccinne.

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On the Feast of our National Saint, St. Patrick, and our country almost in lockdown because of the coronavirus, this blog reveals Pat’s complete impoverishment of Christian spirit, faith and prayer. You choose the seriousness of our nation’s great challenge to score, yet again, cheap and cynical shots at the church. On this Feast Day, our Churches are open for people to visit and pray. Masses where possible are live streamed for our parishioners. Yesterday I sat in our Church on a few occasions and nany, many parishioners called in. I was amazed. Some wanted to chat, some asked for confession, some for a blessing. People are genuinely concerned. St. Patrick, pray for our nation. Pray too for the many who are still minimising this dreaded virus, as on this blog. Bless all our medical, health care and frontline staff, including our priests. Bless the very vulnerable sick, lonely and housebound. Today should b a day for all Christians to pray and be kind, caring, supportive, a day to do some kind act for others. It is a more gracious and life affirming attitude to have than the cynical opportunism to attack the church. God be with us on St. Patrick’s Day.

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Instead of taking shots at me go and clean up your corrupt ridden fellow clerics and bishops.

Your pious diahorrea will impress no one here.

You are an enabler and co abuser.

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It’s very easy to take shots at you for highlighting corruption, than cleaning up the corrupt culture in the church.
It’s the dynamic of cover up, by shutting up, raising its ugly head.

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What a load of pious old shite ! People like you see now an opportunity to inveigle people back in to your clutches, playing on the peoples’ fears and anxieties. And all you have to offer is more of the same rubbish that you peddled for years, and look where that got us. I think people have seen through you and your kind – complicit enablers and abuses by association, and still holding up a morally bankrupt and duplicitous institution, the Church. Why not have some balls, and come out of your saccharine talk and comfortable life, and take a different route from the discredited one you seem so at home in.

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Anon@ 9:08. With all your pious urgings: “Bless this that and the other,” just who or what do you think you are talking to? Your ramblings show evidence of cathbot limitation syndrome! When you “sat in OUR church was there a big sign pointing you out as a centre for attention? Me Me Me Me! Idiot!

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Mullingar Rat: What world are you living in? Do you reside with Magna the Rat or with Bucko? On a day when as a natiin we face an unprecedented crisis with the coronavirus, all you offer is miserable cynicism, mockery and ridicule. Whatever grudges you have, you cannot hide the reality that our priests are in the ground in their parishes carrying out their work. Your comments displays an ignorance beyond acceptable. Grow up. WE DO NEED SPIRITUAL SUPPORT, PRAYER …AND CARING…What have you, cynic and hater, to offer?

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Anon1.26 are you another cloud cuckoo inhabitant of cathbotland? You guys are well rattled at how many of us now see through your pious sh!€e and call it out for what it is.

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9.08

How much do you charge for a ‘blessing’, ‘Father’?

I don’t doubt you were delighted to see all those angst-ridden parishoners trip into your temple today. Worry and anxiety pay…YOU. Don’t they, you parasite!

How much did you make from your so-called ‘blessings’? I’d bet those people were EVER so grateful to ‘Faaaaaather’ for his ‘prayers’, for his tender ministrations, for… (Oh! 😨 I nearly forgot.) and for his pious platitudes.

Where would ‘Faaaather’ be without his platitudes? 😕

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Day 4 of Diarmuid’s Dublin Diary
“It has taken me all these years to figure out that there is something called the Luas. Unfortunately it does not go to the airport…yet! It is like the tram system in Rome that takes Tighe and I over trastevere where we have pizza and pene. I have never been in Dublin long enough to notice or appreciate it.”

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Oh, do keep up up to date with daily entries of Diarmaid’s Dublin Diary. What a lot he has to discover of the life that the rest of us lead, now that he has to stay home. His eyes will be opened.

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You are correct and not the ignorant fool who jumped in at 12:39: Tighe and I take the train: the train takes Tighe and ME!

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Diarmuid hides in bunker, ‘cos that’s what bishops do.
Close his eyes and cover ears, just hasn’t got a clue.
In days gone by he could always try, to let the storm subside.
But I’m telling you that just won’t do, there’s nowhere now to hide.
When Bishop Pat, smells a rat, the blogs of war ensue.
The bishops scurry, full of worry. Past misdeeds to rue?
MMM

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2.53: MOURNFUL MICK DOWN FROM HIS MOUNTAIN PUB.. Did you really write this piece of crap? Utter banality. Nothing of substance. You demonize Diarmuid Martin even though you’ve probably never met him or know little about his work. Mournie Mick, head back to your mountain but pub….

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Anon@3:31. So you know the “mountain pub” I supposedly frequent? Nah! No way. Idiots like you would have stuck out a mile, been talked about as some form of rare anachronism, and I’m sure I’d have heard of you by now.
MMM

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Youngsters haven’t learned grammar since the eighties. The easy way to tell is that you wouldn’t say ‘It takes I’, you would say ‘It takes me’. That is how to tell when to use me.
That said, Tighe and I is such a wonderful phrase I think it should be declared officially OK 😀

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Thanks for mentioning the Church of England.
One C-of-E church, St Helen’s Bishopsgate, usually has a congregation of several hundred at their services.
However, so as to reduce the infection risk they’e now going to be live-streaming the Services, starting with today’s Ipm Tuesday Lunchtime Service, just 15 minutes away.
The preacher will be the Rector, Rev William Taylor, and the text will be Psalm 23 which promises God’s presence with us even as we ‘walk through the valley of the shadow of death’; He is with us, He will lead us, we shall ‘dwell in the house of the Lord forever’.
https://www.st-helens.org.uk/pages/live-stream/

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The St Helen’s Bishopsgate is not your normal Anglican church, especially in the City. If you go to any of the other churches, the congregations are tiny.

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11.43

RCs attend their services only because they were threatened with hellfire if they didn’t attend. It’s how the Romanist spongers guranteed themselves an income.

🎶 But the times they are a changin’. 🎵😎

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billy boy went on quite a ride 🤪. the dogs in the street could see he was going though some kind of mental breakdown, and all in public view. Now that he’s reconciled to the Catholic Church will he forever be c/o archbishops house, or ‘on further studies’. they won’t let him near a parish

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First human trials for coronavirus vaccine has begun in Seattle in USA.
Not likely to be available until 2021. See Dr. John Campbell on Youtube for more information and advice.

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A Polish archbishop has reassured churchgoers that “Christ does not spread germs” and that they can therefore continue practising their faith as usual, including using holy water and taking communion.

Other senior church figures have, however, urged the faithful to change their habits in response to the coronavirus epidemic, and many Catholics in Poland have been using other methods to fulfil their worship obligations.

In a letter to parishioners, Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga, the metropolitan bishop of Szczecin-Kamień diocese, used the famous words of Pope John Paul II, “Do not be afraid”, to tell the faithful not to fear taking water from the font, Onet reports.

“Satan is powerless in the face of this clear and unambiguous human testimony of faith,” the archbishop wrote. “There is a reason why it is said that somebody is afraid like the devil of holy water…Do not be afraid to reach with faith for the holy water…Do not be afraid of the church.”

The archbishop also noted that the faithful had the right to request communion “in the hand”, rather than directly in the mouth, but asked that they refrain from doing so and continuing receiving it on the tongue as is more usual.

“Before our eyes, a tiny virus in a crown is causing even the greats of this world to fall into terror, those who just a moment ago were ready to fight with God and His Laws. Yet God is above the virus. Christ does not spread germs or viruses. Christ hands our purity and Life, and restores health,” he wrote.

The church has given out mixed messages since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, and attracted criticism for downplaying the seriousness of the epidemic as well as for its refusal to cancel masses. Whereas churches have closed in Italy, and the Catholic church in England has announced that it is preparing to suspend services, its Polish counterpart decided to increase the number of services in order to reduce average attendance at each.

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, the president of the Polish Episcopal Conference, said that “churches are something like hospitals for the soul”, an image previously used by Pope Francis. He words were echoed by Jarosław Gowin, a deputy prime minister, who supported the episcopate’s decision to keep churches open.

Meanwhile, the Archbishop of Częstochowa described the coronavirus as just “another type of flu”, declaring that wars and “gender ideology” are greater threats to civilisation. The Salesian Order in Wrocław apologised after a priest was reported as saying during mass that “coronavirus is punishment for the sins of abortion and homosexuality” and “only prayer can protect people”, not masks or sanitisers.

Yet as Sunday approached, parts of the church changed their approach. Some Catholic orders, including the Dominicans, closed churches and cancelled masses, saying they could not comply with the ban on public gatherings exceeding 50 people introduced by the government on Friday. The basilica in Bydgoszcz started providing holy water in individual bottles as well as a hand-sanitising spray.

On Saturday, Archbishop Gądecki himself urged the faithful to make use of a dispensation to excuse them attending Sunday Mass, suggesting that they should take the opportunity to participate in services on television and online, reported Onet.

Archbishop Wojciech Polak, the primate of Poland, also said that habits needed to change. Appearing on TVN, he said, “It is about health and safety. It is about us not infecting each other, breaking this epidemiological chain that exists.”

State television last night showed that many parishioners had indeed stayed away from churches, broadcasting images of empty pews and families gathering around televisions to watch mass from home, as well as one priest driving through the streets performing a mobile ceremony

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It strikes me that some of these Polish archbishops and bishops should be rounded up and locked up in f***ing padded cells! Ignorant boneheads!

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3.41

That kind of Romanan Catholicism is downright embarrassing. Superstitious nonsense.

As for those vile Romanist prelates…where’s a coronavirus when you need one?😕

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Pat, please be careful RE coronavirus. it is very dangerous and appears to be widespread at this stage. cancel all oratory masses/events/gatherings. Hand sanitizer very good and soap/water and washing hands very effective. also if you can’t get out there is a group on twitter all over ireland offering to do grocery shopping/pharmacy pick ups.

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What planet is this idiot from or does he think that we are all zipped up the back? He didn’t realise the seriousness of his actions!!! So as well as a sick paedo, he’s also a lying toe rag. People like him should be castrated and locked away forever. 5 years he gets while his victims will suffer for a life time. Cut his nuts off

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6:57
One of many considered suitable for ordination and protected by his Bishop.
See rogues gallery on bishop-accountability.org

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Pat Buckley “ What’s our lady doing about Coronavirus ?”
What’s God doing about it? Jesus? What a crass and idiotic question from a “Bishop”, from man who presents as a person of faith!

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5.27: A riduculous question. You are being nonsensical. If you are a true believer you’ll believe God is in the caring, kindness and compassion of people. A time to be revealers of God’s love, not your cheap shots at clergy. I am glad I don’t share your Oratory charlataism..

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God has the power to prevent Coronavirus. He didn’t. We are entitled to discuss why.

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5:20 actually Bishop Buckley has gone straight to the heart of the main problem with Christian theology, and I am afraid that saying that God is in caring people isn’t good enough, because it implies that God has allowed the coronavirus as a test or opportunity, to show what people will do.
I really hope you are not a hospital chaplain because you would fail the first time someone asked you why God allowed them to get cancer, or said they were angry at God because fatally ill.
The problem is that if God is all knowing, all powerful etc, it means he has some purpose for allowing a virus which he could well stop, and that isn’t exactly compassionate, is it.
Or are you one of those people who think AIDS (despite the vast majority of infections being through heterosexual intercourse) is God’s punishment on gays?

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6.47

We are ineed, Bishop P., entitled to discuss why God didn’t stop Coronavirus in its tracks.

I addressed, on a previous blog, the timeless conundrum of human suffering vis a vis the existence of a supposedly loving, all-powerful God. Well, guess what? The song is a loada caca: God does NOT have EVERYthing under control. The Rev William McCrae was singing sweet nothings to his listeners.

One reason God does not have everything under control (think of child abuse by dirty Romanist parasites, like the French guy above, and think of those other clerics who aided and abetted him) is that our hearts and heads are not truly turned towards God, despite what we self-proclaim. That priest, and his enabling fellow clerics (in fact, ALL Romanist parasites) are not truly walking in Christ’s footsteps: their loyalty is to a historically corrupt institution through which great evil, not God, has entered the world. If these men were truly that silly word Gerry McGinnity attributed to them, ‘Christmen’😅, they would have been moved by mercy and justice to protest openly and publicly the evil that they know is coming through their church, right from the papacy, through the rest of the episcopate, right down to the possible kiddie-fiddler in a parish. But they kept their heads down. Terrible things happen to kids, to others, to the world, because terrible people will them and allow them. God’s hands are then tied by selfish choices.

The RCChurch is unquestionably a source of malevolence in this world. Even now, with apparent attempts to stem its flow, such measures that have been put in place have occurred only through public pressure, not through counsel of conscience. This institution is evil, because the parasites who serve it have made selfish and cowardly choices, the principal one being the ordination vow or promise, not to Christ, but to another cleric.

Now sit back and listen while these parasites defend their evil choices, and their tying God’s hands in his efforts to help humanity.

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Magna, you will be aware that the coronavirus is leading to the closure of many establishments, thus leaving many to become unemployed. Bishop Pat may very well encounter many weddings being cancelled or postponed.

Given you are a great supporter of Pats, will you step up and lead a fundraising campaign to help the Oratory in the weeks and months ahead. and will you lead by example by promising to donate the first £100 pounds to the cause.

Thank you

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7.39

You assume too much, too readily. And with impertinence and cynicism.

Wherever did I say that I was a supporter of Pat Buckley? I respect him, yes; but I don’t support either him, or anyone else, including the pot-bellied Latino from Argentina.

Your cynicism, that I am not charitable, is lost to truth. You have no idea how many people I help, not just with cash, but also with my time, intelligence, and learning.

Why didn’t you, priest, address the points I made in the post above about the malevolent influence of the Romanist Church and her priest-pimps? Oh, wait!

I just answered my own question, didn’t I?😕

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”You have no idea how many people I help, not just with cash, but also with my time, intelligence, and learning”
I CANT STOP LAUGHING 🤣

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WTF ! I hear on the news that in England and Wales the bishops are still discussing their response to coronavirus, and this on the day that the C of E, the Muslim Council of Britain, and other churches have cancelled all public worship events on health advice, and the Government is putting in place stringent social isolation measures. What planet do our dear bishops live on ? Honestly, they are a useless lot. Up their own backsides, not a clue about life and the world. And, some dioceses are still advertising Lourdes pilgrimages, even though Lourdes itself is now closed ! I despair ! It makes the Church look stupid, which probably is true given all that they have failed on over the decades.

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8.23

It is not a question of deserving Coronavirus, or anything else for that matter. That suggests moral naughtiness, which is being punished.

I prefer to speak in terms of consequence. For example, If I choose to stick my hand in an open fire, I’ll be burned, not as a punishment, but as a consequence of my choice.

When the world loses sight of its Creator, it loses sight not only of his beauty and bounty, but also of his power to protect us from harm. We then endure what we endure, not as punisment, but as the consequence of our choice to forego that protection. God can do nothing, then, for we have wrested from him control of our lives, and placed in in our own, fallible and feeble hands. If I can put it this way, God can then only wait and weep, like the father of the prodigal son, until we suffer enough to come to our senses, and return to him.

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8.42: While I criticise you, Magna, frequently, this is a very considered, intelligence reflective comment. I share every word you write. Our decisions have consequences. Now we are realising that some decisions we make are destructive of our humanity. Thank you.

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6.55: Don’t misread my comments. I cannit answer the theological complexities of suffering, illness or viruses. The presence if these is chalkenging in every way. I have been asked the “why” cancer, suffering, pain by 2 sisters who died of cancer and a 3rd now quits sick with it. I did however offer them the comfort of God’s love through the Eucharist. I do not speak the flippant response – “offer it up” to anyone suffering serious, inoperable illnesses. I accompany people and I have had the privilege of simply sitting with people in their dying days. Dark moments and inexplicable illnesses give us the opportunity to be with each other in our struggles. And, I do not believe in a capricious God. I have tremendous respect and tolerance for gay people. Many of my friends are gay and I have officiated at funerals of gay people, not many but I have done so. I also baptised the children of gay couples. We may spend all of life seeking answers to complex questions. What matters now is that we behave and act in God’s expectations of us towards one another.

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I agree with much you’ve said.

But as thinking Christian’s, we must discuss God’s actions / inactions when it comes to Coronavirus and other human sufferings.

It’s not an insult to ask questions of God.

He’s big and beautiful enough to take our questions and challenges.

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According to the Fatima tradition, Mary warned, through those three children, that if enough people did not convert and pray, there would be another, and worse, world war.

When we turn away from God, from faith and from persistent prayer, we turn away, too, from his almighty protection. God respects our freedom to choose. There are consequences for every choice; good and bad consequences.

Much evil that we suffer is through OUR choice, not God’s.

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The virus is a virus Abuse is a virus Difference is people are attempting to sort the the virus but when it comes to abuse people seem to talk schyte and not much more. Punish the guilty. Identify the cause and protect the future. Priests are abusers – rubbish. Some are but what’s the real story. Has to be more to it. Another French one this time….so! Sort it. ‘Twas paddies day today hi

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Good night hi fly.
Hope you and yours are well with viruses on the loose.
Begorra fly bucket loads of schyte on abuse talked for over thirty years.
The some are infecting the many with the powers that be aiding and
abetting making matters far worse.
Would Christ approve. Not in my book.
Happy St. Patricks.
Take care.
Good night fly hi.

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Thank you Scoop for that Heads Up. I watched it, finding it statesman like, and while the information is worrying, I thought it helpful: so different from UK.
MMM

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8.19: I agree wholeheartedly with you. That is my thinking too. There are consequences for all decisiinscwe maje, good or bad. When we are careless about creation and humanity and behave selfishly we have to expect negative fruits. Questioning God in all of this, while legitimate, is nit the kernel of this virus. Our repetitive destructive behaviour is reprehensible and we are reaping the whirlwind now.

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8.19: I agree wholeheartedly with you. That is my thinking too. There are consequences for all decisions we make, good or bad. When we are careless about creation and humanity and behave selfishly we have to expect negative fruits. Questioning God in all of this, while legitimate, is nit the kernel of this virus. Our repetitive destructive behaviour is reprehensible and we are reaping the whirlwind now.

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Will the able bodied clergy be on call for Ireland during the coronavirus pandemic ?
Might need to step up to the plate.

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9.00: And We, the clergy, will have no difficulty stepping up to our duties. Absolutely not. We’re already doing what we can and what is necessary. We are taking directives very seriously, updating parishioners through our Facebook page and website and giving phone numbers for people to call us if we can be of assistance to them. I am witnessing a wonderful community spirit in our parish and a great spirit of solidarity and unity in ensuring that we help each other at this time.

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Yeah, and they would do it without you clerical types anyhow. You are redundant. The faithful have the faith of the gospel, not you lot….
I’m fed up with the, “oh we are so wonderful and look at what’s happening….
People will do what they have to do and want to do without you clerical /priestly lot…..

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Pat, I am disappointed that today of all days that you used your blog to elicit nasty, anti Catholic clergy vitriol. Shame in you. If you listened to Taoiseach Vradakar’s message tonight, you should seriously reflect on your prejudice, nastiness and contempt, not just for clergy, who, unlike you, are in the frontline in their parishes, but your blog is an insult to the memory of St. Patrick. Not once today have you offered a word of hope, prayer or encouragement. Your blog is an insult to all who are suffering from the virus and an insult to their families. All you offer is a dance on the head of a needle about “where is God…”.

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Oh, get over yourself, and stop being so precious. + Pat says it as it is with regard to the RC Church and its clerical apparatchiks. Spare us the self pitying narrative…..please 1

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9:24pm
The insult to the memory of St. Patrick is contained in, the Murphy report, the Ryan report, the Ferns report, Cloyne report, McCullough report….covering up…..

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10.07: How observant of you…!! What did you do today to honour the memory of St. Patrick? Nothing I presume.

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I heard in Birmingham tonight that David Oakley of Oscott is to be ordained bishop in private on Thursday. I wonder when that happened last? Is it an omen?

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