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WILFUL BLINDNESS

One of the most horrific dangers to our society are people who buy into WILFUL BLINDNESS.

There are so many clergy and people in the RCC who are affected by wilful blindness.

Watch this wonderful video and apply it to RCC wilful blindness.

It explains so much.

Pat’s Homily 19.4.2020

https://www.podbean.com/ea/pb-d3vdc-d9a416

116 replies on “WILFUL BLINDNESS”

Who has been abused or damaged? Seminarians having orgies? Priests having sex on the internet, in saunas and on altars? The abuse and damage is not caused by me. Is bringing these matters into the light abuse and damage? Really?

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All abusers like to justify their behaviour and your comment proves that you are no different. Yes, you have abused and damaged many people on this blog for your own sick enjoyment.

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7.56: You are an utterly, ignorant piece of caca..The righteous one s is very, very morally blind. Spiritually dead.

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Bp Pat, you’ve not responsible for any abuse or damage to anyone. Not in the slightest. Instead, you’ve given them a good shake and brought some of them to their bloody senses.

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The priest you attacked on this blog killed himself. How do you feel about that? How are you different from the person who killed Joseph Pyke? One man did it with his hands and one man did it with his words.

“The tongue is mightier than the sword”.

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10.43

MAGNA CARTA

Pat, this is a wind-up, just like the one that was tried on MMM a few months ago (the occasion being the funeral, in Newtownards, of a GP whom MMM had known as a boy).

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This wouldn’t be the first time Cathbots have claimed you have caused suicide, Pat. On your previous blog someone claimed Gorgeous had attempted suicide. There will be no name forthcoming to this claim and if there is it will be a priest who died at the age of 88 of natural causes.
As you know, Cathbots are encouraged to lie in defence of their precious institution and this will be just another example, like the person who keeps insinuating you have a ‘past’.
They’re scum.

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If it were not for +Pat, I would surely be in a different place from where I am now.
‘’Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
T’was blind but now I see…
T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear
And Grace, my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

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Pat, tomorrow is Divine Mercy Sunday. You should begin to allow this Divine Mercy find root in your heart. Your horrible judgmental, hating heart is killing any divine spirit you have. You’re mighty at telling the rest of us how we should be and what we should do while you rot within by hatred, envy and spitefulness.

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11.46

MAGNA CARTA

Which is worse? Corruption? Or the exposure of corruption?

You have conflated the two. Worse, you have attributed the second to baleful motives: hatred, envy, spitefulness.

Don’t be silly, for God’s sake.

Literally.😕

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The only “hate” I have is hatred for the evil and corrupted RCC. Surely God expects us to love Good and hate Evil?

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+Pat I’m with you. My faith in Christ is my life and my light. I lost my focus momentarily.
I have been hacked, people also very friendly/spies attempting to milk me when I’m vulnerable.
I am under genuine spiritual attack; and I have had subliminal threats, I am genuinely afraid.
Did not post this.
Grant in Lydiate did a sermon online a few days ago, he looked into the camera and said ‘if you have a holy water stoup by your front door always make sure it topped up so you can bless people when when they come and go.’
I have been threatened also.

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7.59: Continue to delude yourself with your own lies and hatred and blindness to your sin. God touch you today, hypocrite…whited sepulchre, wolf in frilly sheep’s clothing…You wilful hater supreme.

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9.33: Millions throughout the world will celebrate the beauty of this Feast in their homes, with friends by skipe, by watching EWTN. Sadly, too many people are closed to God’s gift of mercy. When able to embrace this gift, it brings many blessings. Thank God for Pope St. John Paul 11 for this Feast Day. PRAY for this gift, irrespective of who instituted it. I was in Poland 2 years ago and was so inspired by the packed churches on a Sunday afternoon praying the Divine Mercy Prayer. It is beautiful.

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11:46pm –
Yes, Divine mercy… Reconciliation: the relieving of suffering… …realising one has made a catastrophic mistake – only for ALL to put their heads in the sand in hope all would go away… One way or a other!
Only, whilst all this was ‘going’ on, a lamb was sinking, deeper, deeper into the depths of despair and contemplating all matters eschatological! And not for dissertation!
This is Holy Mother Church! This is the ‘Body’ of Christ! This is the face of true evil and a selfishness, so deep, SO DANGEROUS, it would happily, without so much as a by-your-leave, allow a child of God to slowly die in pain, then disappear and rot in a gutter.
All this for preservation of ‘image.’ A facade and charade.
The ONLY way to let Christ’s love truly shine through all of this mess is to give it all to the Lord! to prevent the little ones from being endangered anymore.
Sadly, lessons WILL NOT be learned!
IICSA, Please take Safeguarding out of the hands of the Roman Catholic Church. PLEASE! This has to STOP! NOW! 🛑
I nearly died: and YOU, IICSA, can prevent this from happening again!
I do love all who have fucked up, and I even truly forgive within the context of my solid, unshakable and firm relationship with Christ Our lord and Saviour. My friend, my brother and my God.
‘’But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven…’’

‘’… Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of His glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or CHILDREN, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.’’
— Matthew

30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

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MAGNA CARTA

An interesting video, Bishop P. . I know this wasn’t your intention, but I couldn’t help but think of your example over ther years throughout it: you are likely the only priest in the whole of Ireland, and across the UK, who was unwilling to turn a blind eye to the corruption and filth in his church; the only priest who was not prepared to turn wilfully blind.

Your example threw into sharp relief the Cain and Abel nature of Romanist priesthood: the moral cowardice of the vast majority of priests in these islands, toeing an increasingly rotted Church line out of self-interest, while you risked everything to expose injustice.

What defines these men is not the oft-trumpeted goodness we keep hearing about on this blog (and for which evidence is never produced), but their spineless servitude to revolting men like Noel Treanor, and Eamon Martin.

People who fund the institutional Romanist Church, despite now knowing its true and morally decrepit character, are worse than wilfully blind, because they know the corruption thst exists, the sponging indolence of Romanist moochers, and the fact that none of these parasites, scroungers, and Christ-betrayers will ever risk his, er, ‘career’ by publicly and openly protesting the rot.

None of them is prepared to die, in any way, for what is right: for Christ.

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Willful blindness? A wrongful act by intentionally keeping himself or herself unaware of facts that would render him or her liable or implicated.

Fred Flintstone’s wife, Stanislaus Kennedy, comes to mind, Bp Pat.

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An interesting talk from an innovative business woman.
Margaret Heffernan has a book called ‘Wiful Blindness: Why we ignore the Obvious.’
I think the dynamics of wilful blindness within the Rcc are multilayered.
It seems to me, the clerical fraternity comes first, and God forbid a priest breaks ranks by saying it as he sees it. There is not a ‘crisis’ or ‘scandals’ in the Church.
The rotten underbelly, a rotten culture, is being exposed.
Too many supposedly moral spiritual leaders prefer to, hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil, particularly when it’s within their own institution.
Those who consider themselves ontologically altered are ever so so human.
Does being ontologically altered bring with it psychological derangement?
The policy in the Rcc was to cover up abuse.
Shuffling priests around the world continues, as does covering up.
Are these people in leadership thick!! By the way, does anyone know how many priest abusers turned themselves into the police, following the Popes call for them to do so?
Even the mask of arrogant moral superiority within the Vatican is crumbling.
Thousands of lives have been ruined by the institutional Church. ( For the sake of the clerical caste).
Why should people take them seriously on anything?
It seems to me, their credibility is ruined by wilful arrogance as much as anything else.

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8.49

MAGNA CARTA

I have expressed on this blog deep loathing and contempt for Romanist priesthood and priests, and I stand by every word of this, given the refusal of the vast majority of these parasites, scroungers, spongers, moochers, Christ-betrayers and cowards to speak out publicly and openly against the corruption and filth in their evil institutional church. But recently I came across one Romanist, an American, who may be a mould-breaker. Fr Mark White, of the Diocese of Richmond in Virginia, was recently sacked by his bishop from his position as pastor after he continued criticising , on his blog, the Romanist episcopate (including His Oiliness, the Bishop of Rome) for their handling of the sexual abuse of children by dirty, scrounging, mooching, Romanist, Christ-betraying priests.

White set up his blog in 2008 to publish such things as his homilies. But then his publications took a more critical bent towards the institutional Church. His bishop was not best pleased, and in 2019 paid him an unexpected visit, ordering the blog closed. White complied, but then the Coronavirus Pandemic came along, and White reopened the blog to keep in touch with parishoners in self-isolation. Inevitably, given the inherently seedy nature of the institution he serves, he again became openly critical of the Romanist episcopate. His bishop reacted more strongly this time by dismissing White from his parish. The bishop tried to justify his action to White’s parishoners by telling them that their pastor had been divisive, and had harmed the unity of ‘Holy Mother Church’.

But isnt this the very excuse that the Romanist episcopate expressed for generations for the cover-up of child-sexual abuse by dirty, perverted, paedophile, work-shy, scrounging, mooching, Romanist priests? The avoidance of ‘scandal’, and the consequential undermining of trust in the so-called ‘hierarchy’ of the Church?

Well, these parasites are still doing it: seeking to cover-up. They have learned nothing, and they want to learn nothing,despite the rising sludge of corruption and cover-up with which we all are now routinely familiar.

And their lackeys, the ordinary Romanist scrounger and moocher in the parish, continue to keep their heads down: continue to turn wilfully blind to the corruption and evil surrounding them in the perverse institution they willingly serve over Christ.

Fr Mark White, I salute you, because the overwhelming majority of your Romanist colleagues are USELESS and SPINELESS.

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10:40 am

I’m aware of Fr. Mark White case.
‘…the unity of Holy Mother Church’! Baloney! Utter baloney.

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10.40: The most wilfully ignorant parasite who thrives on hatred speaks again. The one who is worse than uselessness. The poisonous one who deludes himself into believing he knows it all. Mags, open wide those slitty eyes of yours to look beyond your hut. God will, lovingly, on this Mercy Sunday, heal you if you allow him do so. Stop your hatred, anger and emitional dysfunctionality. You are a very briken record, tiresomely and dangerously. PRAY – JESUS I TRUST IN YOU at 3.00pm today. And to repeat: God bless our priests and I am grateful for the blessing of priesthood, which, during these days, is very tested but through which I am able to be of immense service – very wilfully – for God. St. Thomas’s acclamation for this Sunday – “MY LORD AND MY GOD” is powerful. Alleluia!!

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11.17

MAGNA CARTA

‘Doubting Thomas’ ‘ words are his own. No Romanist priest could utter them with sincerety and conviction, since his lord and god is the one to whom he vowed or promised obedience at ordination.

And it wasn’t to Christ.

Did it never cross your mind, priest, that this is the reason so much evil has poured forth through the hearts, and filthy hands, of people like you?😕

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Apologists for the RCC use three lines of pretty feeble attack against Pat. One is the daily mantra of “hate”, the second is that this blog is “obsessed “ with some cleric who has been caught with his trousers down – take your pick – and then there is the plea of mitigation by referring to the countless numbers of priests and religious who tirelessly labour night and day for the good of others – very wisely actual examples are rarely named owing to the very real danger that these saints in formation so often turn out to be not quite what they seem – examples provided on request.

All these cover up merchants for the RCC might bear in mind Augustine on Hope who has two beautiful daughters: Anger that Evil is enabled, and Courage to oppose.

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Yes, it’s a very tricky landscape for those who “tirelessly labour”. They are wise to hide their light under a bushel, keep their head below the parapet etc etc. We see all too often the flip side of goodness, greatness and holiness. JP II and his failed theology of the body and protection of the financial fund raising wiz kid Maciel of the Legionaries of Christ; Mother Teresa and her iron authoritarian hold on her order and he blithe disregard for healing over saving souls for Christ by allowing them to die; McCarrick and his networking skills on behalf of the Church and fundraising; KOB as the culture wars rottweiler and upholder of Catholic moral theology etc etc. Even if there are “good” priests out there, let them reflect that they all by default are implicit supporters and upholders of a clerical institution and culture which has been shown to be rotten and sinful. Fact. So, just like Nazis who said they were just following orders, and whose justification for their support for the regime was discounted at trial, so priests should reflect on the judgement that we have every right to make on them. They are all guilty and implicit in wickedness no matter how “good” they believe they are or how distanced they consider themselves from the sins committed by their fellow priests and the institutional of the Church. And still, so few of them are prepared to come out and denounce what has happened in their name. Too much to lose, I guess ?! Too interested in their own comfort ?!

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Yes, and the ones who are never cited as examples are even more interesting, and the apologists are limited to a few examples.
Over here in England we could name Elsie who surely as the metropolitan of Westminster should provide an example but is notorious for treating people like shit. Then there’s Nursie whose archdiocese got dragged through iicsa and was shown to be a shambles. The religious aren’t exempt either. There’s that oratorian who vanished and whose name is mentioned now and then, and do I even need to say Farnborough Abbey for what an abbot should not be?
The apologists then go on to say that critics won’t find a perfect community, which is more bull, because it is reasonable to expect a community where crime is not fostered and the clergy are not shagging anything that comes into view.
What separates the church from, say, workplaces is that workplaces give employees behavioural expectations in their contract and if they don’t stand by the expectations they will find a tribunal telling them what to do.

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9.28: Each priest is entitled to argue against the lies perpetuated on this blog. There is, whether you believe it or not, barrels of hatred and nastiness aimed at priests. Yes, thank God, there are wonderfully good priests ministering caringly to parishioners in these days, as is their work, in ways denied to Pat. Tough luck if you cannot tolerate the genuine good deeds being done quietly by many, many priests and religious. Thank God too that hundreds of parishioners all over the country are joining in solidarity on a daily basis with their priests through parish webcams. The response to this is very affirming. In a strange way, in this pandemic, we are reaching out prayerfully and spiritually to thousands. It is a gift to use these days positively and caringly for many. God bless our priests. None of us is covering up any abuse. TRUTH and fact.

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@11:08 that’s right, you keep parroting your mantra.
I don’t expect you have ever stopped to think that what you perceive as hatred is the reaction you would expect to the behaviour of your priests, or that getting defensive in this situation is merely ‘asserting the rights of the Holy see’ and so is perpetuating the situation and will cause more ‘hatred’. Have you bothered to reflect on how Jesus would respond?

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11.08

MAGNA CARTA

The one good thing they need to do above all else, these so-called ‘good’ priests, is protest the ever-rising sludge of evil in the institutional Church.

But they have, consistently, and only with very rare exceptions, refused to do this, in order to orotect their sekf-interests.

Your attempt to deflect attention, and judgement, from this collective massive failing is just the latest instalment in the whole squalid catalogue of corruption and cover-up in the seedy institution you serve, priest.

Forget it: we aren’t falling for that ruse anymore.

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I was even inclined to believe you until you blew it with the giveaway line, “God bless our priests!” Feck off!

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11:08 am

You seem to be, selectively, or otherwide, missing the point.
The problem is abuse, corruption and crime within the institutional Church. Highlighting criminality,abuse and corruption in the Catholic Church is the raison d’etre for this blog. If good priests joined as a collective to challenge inept leadership matters might change. That takes moral courage, and it’s unlikely to happen.
I know a priest covering up. I know a bishop supporting the cover up.
So don’t go speaking for all priests. You’ll simply look like another plonker.

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The title of today’s blog is ‘wilful blindness’. + Nichols of Westminster was wilfully blind about those abused long past when it was understandable, and only came to an ‘appreciation’ when he was hauled up before IICSA. + Longley, nice man though he may be, was wilfully blind about safeguarding provision in his diocese, until he knew he was going to be hauled up before IICSA and he then put in some reviews, which told him how bad it was. I doubt if either man would still be CEO of any company, small or large, in the real world with their blatant omissions and mistakes. + Nichols will retire from Westminster in the next year or so, largely unloved and unmissed by the bulk of his clergy to whom he acts with coldness and distain. Except the few favourites. + Longley has only just turned 65 and has another decade to go, I suspect staying on in Birmingham to the bitter end. He ain’t going anywhere now. He might be relieved ! Wilful blindness appears to be a prerequisite for priests and bishops, an ability to stick with the institution at all costs, out of blind loyalty and all consuming self-interest, and an ability to not have the courage to call out what they know is an institution and system that is dysfunctional and disordered, and is the cause of so much pain and harm. There are many things happening in these days that are going to be an existential threat to the Roman Catholic Church – abuse, coverup, corruption, loss of trust and confidence, dysfunctional apparatchiks, a discredited clerical culture…… If the Church remains wilfully blind it is going to go under. I think in their heart of hearts they know that, but still haven’t the balls to do anything about it because it would challenge their own comfort and security. Remember, the Lord helps those who help themselves….

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Fr. Lomasney took a cocktail of alcohol and pills to end his life. This was YOUR fault pat, your blog exposure drove him to it. How does it feel to have blood on your hands!?

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Stephen, ??? Father Lomasney’ death notice read that he died “peacefully”. Is there something his family need to hear?

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Honestly Pat, these people will not only stop at nothing but are both stupid and increasingly desperate. If it was true this priest killed himself it would be known by now.
Your accuser is really showing himself up as a nasty piece of work, using the dead like this, but then he’s a RC so it’s to be expected.
I also don’t remember lomasney being a name which has been mentioned on here.
They’re just trying to frighten you.

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12.40

MAGNA CARTA

As I said earlier Pat, this is a wind-up, and an utterly shameless one at that. The person, possibly another Romanist, is so intent on attacking you that he would willingly risk hurting the surviving relatives of Michael Lomasney to do so.

The person who tried a similar stunt with MMM, again possibly a Romanist, showed the same, callous disregard for the feelings of the family of the GP buried from St Patrick’s Church in Newtownards.

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All the hate speech directed against my comnent at 11.08 doesn’t surprise me. Thank God, you haters are few and repeat your vile words very frequently on this blog. I can take it. I, along with many, many colleagues hold our heads not high, but bowed before God, always seeking.mercy. I know that some of my colleagues, like myself, experienced childhood/teenage abuse and work with survivors support groups in a very constructive way. This is the best, most positive and constructive response we give. So, spout all the sound bytes you desire about “All clerics”…It’s an ignorant, lying narrative.

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Oh it’s Fr ‘I’ve been abused too so that makes it OK and I am so supportive and you’ re not’!
Are you also Fr ‘My life reflects Christ perfectly’ and Fr ‘move on’
🤣
I hope something for you, which is that you finally meet someone with complex developmental trauma, which won’t go away with a little support, and in fact may never, and that this finally brings you insight into the effects of abuse beyond your own limited sphere.
I do not hope that this happens to you as a result of crime, although it does happen to adults.
When you finally realise that you are talking rubbish, just stfu.
I do have to wonder why someone would return day after day to a forum they think hates them – and I cannot think of one healthy psychological motivation for doing this. Which takes us into a whole different zone of twisted.

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12.47: What pills are you taking?? You are all confused, mixed up, very twisted, silly. You just ain’t got a clue, dope. Your psychology is makey up. 😆😆😆😀😀🦊🦊🦊…

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12.47: You are so wrong. So, so wrong. I know my psychology and therapeutic and counsellin processes and realities only too well. Don’t ever minimise another person’s story of abuse. That’s offensive.

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11 39: There are many plonkers on this blog. They are the repeat ones here every day. They are tiresome, repetitive and allowing their hate buttons to be pressed all too easily. But, these plonkers are few, repeating their vitriol too frequently.

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12:37pm

Those who qualify as members of plonkers anonymous include:

1. Those who hear the Word of God but refuse to keep it.
2. Those who created a policy of cover-up of CSA and abuse of vulnerable adults.
3. Those who maintained same policy for generations.( Legion).
4. Those wilfully blind or otherwise, living in denial, unable to face facts.
5. Those using the Gospel for selfish self interest.
6. Those in the hierarchy willing to destroy lives for the sake of the clerical fraternity.
7. Those believing the laity will continue to fund,; brass knobs, holidays in sun, jet setting
junkets giving talks abroad to the converted, and fine wines while roaming in Rome.etc.

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3.22: Why are you concerned about Mumsy…Isn’t she just having a bit of fun? We need humour. I don’t believe anything.much on this blog. Too much innuendo, speculation, hate speech, vengeance…Not conducive to peace of mind.

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12.22: Mags, I profoundly believe these words – MY LORD AND MY GOD – a wonderful acclamation of faith in the Risen Christ. I am blessed to repeat them at every Mass and am drawn closer to Christ. Yes, I can repeat them sincerely, meaningfully and with conviction. I jnow you are broken to have been denied the opportunity to celebrate the Eucharist. Your cynicism only ensures a deeper faith in MY LORD AND MY GOD. Cynicism is cheap. True faith is more difficult. I strive forward with God’s grace, so grateful that in these awful days of so much illness , suffering and death, grief, funerals, I am able to assist very meaningfully and caringly. It is a blessing.

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Lol and you make this comment on a blog about wilful ignorance!
Magna, you did well to pull out voluntarily from priest training – you would have spent your life surrounded by your intellectual inferiors…

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1.13: And you, sir, prove your inferior state by bowing to the queen of hatred, Miss Cartwheel. Silly boy. Are you not capable of thinking for yourself?

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12.55

MAGNA CARTA

A liar cannot utter that acclamation with even plausilbe sincerety, never mind with self-conviction. And you are a liar, priest.

You repeat the lie that I was expelled from seminary, and you do it purely to insult me. Do you think God is pleased with you for this? Do you think he hears you when you acclaim those words ‘My Lord and my God!’?

You’ve actually just proved my earlier post about you, and your eagerness to avenge yourself against me blinded you to your stupidity.

And to your sin.

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1.18: Marge dearie, liars need good memories. As is said, when you resort to defensive argument ad nauseam and tediously, you are LOSING. You are a big loser, all of your own making. I would never be so arrogant to make such audacious claims to be 100% Christ like. Not at all but I know I strive. I know I seek to be sincere, genuine and committed to all that I have to do. I am grateful to God (humbly) for the amazing moments I’ve had in recent weeks of ministering to many, many people and families. I cannot comprehend your inability to be kind. Thankfully my trust is in MY LORD AND MY GOD TO WHOM I GIVE MY FIDELITY. Yours, Mags, is a very broken life indeed. While I will join millions at 3.00pm to say Divine Mercy Prayers, I’ll remember you. Stay calm, my dearie.

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Magna at 1.18: Many people are hurt and insulted by your viciousness and hate speech. You receive back that which you pour out…not very Christian…but karma is a bitch. So, stop being nasty and obnoxious. Of course you were flung out…not far enough, sadly.

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2:48

Dotty Lottie, are you also Magna’s Mumsy as well as Fr. I’ve been abused as a teenager but I’m still holier than thou and the Church can do no wrong?
(Just wonderin, like) 😲

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2.46

MAGNA CARTA

As I said priest, you’re a liar. And you prove again what I said about you earlier.

If those words ‘My Lord and my God!’ were truly yours by conviction, you would have apologised. But they are no more than words to someone like you.

Your cowardly, self-defence is precisely what I’d expect from a Romanist priest, one loyal to an institution which by its conduct screams its disloyalty to Christ.

And you, and your kind, wonder why you are criticised and detested on this blog, and elsewhere?

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4.58: And what do you call the vicious, hate filled rants posted by Magna? Fun? No one comes close to his insidious hatred…

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Just a thought. I would like to define a good priest.
1. They will not have a major reputation for great work or holiness on the Internet.
2. They will react to comments on this blog by horror at the church’s behaviour and with none of the diversion tactics used here so often.
3. They will not deny having knowledge of things going wrong in their order or diocese and will have taken steps to put this right, such as going to the Roman Rota.
4. I would expect them to have been severely punished for 3. And to have met a wall of solid resistance.
5. Finally they will have been forced to go public when their efforts failed.

Currently I can count two priests who meet this criteria. So there are good priests.

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All very true at 11:18am. Some salutary reminders of stuff which never gets explained until it is dragged out. The appalling Eugene Fitzpatrick was listed ℅ Archbishop’s House Westminster for years while living quietly in Kent until his conviction for multiple offences. Meanwhile in Birmingham it took a Channel 4 reporter to track down James Robinson in a trailer park in USA where he had been living on a salary paid monthly by the Archdiocese for decades. Perhaps the apologists think IICSA was too hard on Elsie and Nursie? After all they do do wonderful work, handing over their parishes to the Ordinariate and that kind of thing.

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HYPOTHETICAL SITUATION
A woman is raped by a man. The woman makes a public complaint. The rapist commits suicide.
People say the man’s death is the woman’s fault.

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True.

This has actually happened with paedophiles: suicide from exposure to the police.

No one SENSIBLE would accuse the victims of the paedophiles’ death.

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Don’t forget the numbers of victims who committed suicide as a direct consequence of abuse. That’s frequently glossed over, not taken seriously by apologists for the church.

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A good but short article in today’s Sunday Independent highlights the wonderful work of hospital chaplains, lay and clerical. They represent the majority of priests who in hospitals, nursing homes and parishes are ministering meaningfully and caringly. Last week our parish had ten funerals, five covid related deaths: sux funerals are already confirmed for this coming week, four covid related. It is very difficult and upsetting to see so much grief, pain and utter confusion. Thank God all our funerals are in the context of the Mass and we feel we are comforting the bereaved. Age Group so far is from 79 – 94. It is a life changing experience. Apart from these covid related death we have deaths through cancer and other life threatening illnesses. God help us all at this time.

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One of the most horrific dangers to our society are people who buy into WILFUL BLINDNESS. FOR A LONG …LONG …LONG….. TIME.            A TERRIBLE RESPONSE TO CRIME ..TIME AND TIME AGAIN.          “hEY PEOPLE ARE IMPERFECT”   

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Hopefully he now has the peace that eluded him for decades. His weaknesses were badly abused by ruthless Gaynooth seminarians and other clerics.

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Bishop Pat, you are right. Fr L was used for money and expensive treats by some seminarians. I will send you the details by email. Cloyne Priest.

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Thank you. Many older Irish priests are being used for money, holidays etc. By these guys.

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Bishop Pat at 3.44

MAGNA CARTA

‘Many…’?

To think there are Catholics still taken in by these…

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i can believe that about poor Father Lomasney being led down the garden path and then stitched up by seminary madams. No doubt he spent his last year or so in considerable shame, embarrassment and remorse, so may he now rest in peace. But that shouldn’t let off the hook those who exploited his weaknesses.

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4.49

MAGNA CARTA

Oh, I’m sure Lomasney was happy to have his weaknesses exploited.

Being dead does not take one off a hook. On the contrary, …

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I am a Dublin priest. I am gay and honestly have not kept my celibacy promise. I was sucked into a liaison with a seminarian. I thought he was sincere. But he played me. I spent thousands on him. He is now with a colleague of mine. I was a fool. They do say there’s no fool like an old fool. That’s me 🤢

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Yours is quite a familiar story, Father, but have you learnt your lesson, or is there always another one around the corner? Seminaries are pretty depleted these days, so I suppose rates and expectations amongst the lads willing to have a go have risen.

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4:43
You give the distinct impression this is acceptable behaviour ‘amongst the lads willing to have a go’.

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3:44
Older Irish priests are being used by these seminarians…
DO the faculty of the seminary know what these individuals are up to?
Is this carry on part of the gay network in the Irish Church ?

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In reply to 5:05 pm, I @4:43 pm certainly do not think it is acceptable. I was, however, suggesting that the dysfunctional relationship between clergy and seminarians is not as clear cut as the abuse by priests of younger people – or indeed vulnerable adults. This blog has demonstrated beyond doubt that there are some very bold ladies indeed among seminarians, who have absolutely no compunction at all about fluttering their eyes at desperate old queens among the clergy and letting them pick up the bill. Pretty exploitative for sure, but who is exploiting whom? At the end of the line of course it is the laity who fund dinners at The Shelburne and beach parties at Sitges – the usual suckers.

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I have just read in Crux that Pope Francis has warned there is a worse virus than Covid-19: indifference to the poor.

Well, I suppose His Oiliness can speak with authority here, since, for years, he has been indifferent to the cries of a certain poor in Argentina: those sexually abused by pervert media priest, Fr Grassi, and for whom His Oiliness attempted to move Heaven and Earth to help by trying to sway appeal-court judges.

Heaven was not on His Oiliness’ side, and he failed.

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Dear Bishop Pat,

Stephen Wilson and Brendan Marshall were both friends with that priest. They had dinner in Maynooth with him on many occasions. I just want you to know that for your own information.

Thanks. God Bless. Maynooth Seminarian

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4.06: This surely is a wind up. What utter foolishness and stupudity to send in this comment, if it is at all true. Such foolishness.

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I hold a senior position in the Irish church. The Kildorrery incident shocked me to the roots. The worst I’ve ever heard, apart from CSA. Pat Buckley, whom I have never met, was absolutely right to bring it out into the open. The incident has serious consequences for the clergy and Maynooth. Some at my level have suggested what actions need to be taken, including the non ordination of certain individuals and the departure of a number of priests permanently. We have not been able to get people to agree on this matter yet. Our “stables” need a big clear out, including the departure of certain serial “jockies”.

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Oh, Pat, I’m literally having to wipe tears from my eyes, I’m laughing so much at the Cathbots comments today.
Thank you once again for providing a forum where these people can show exactly what they’re made of. And they’ve excelled themselves right up to using the death of a priest to lie and try to intimidate you. And stupid! It is hard to believe they genuinely seem to think the way they carry on here will in any way help their cause.
I was going to call them c*nts but they lack the warmth and depth of that organ. As well as being frightened of it 🤣
You were totally right to choose that quote from Dermo to head your blog.

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Bp Pat, that means the greedy wretch will rake in $10 for every one thousand views, e.g., €270 over two nights equals €540 per weekend.

How long has this been going on for, I wonder? Does Revenue Ireland know about this??

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Pat. I am sickened by the Priest Fr Grant of Carfin Grotto. He held A Divine Mercy Service at the Grotto today at 3pm and many turned up. Check their Facebook page. All sat in their cars or on provided seating. At the beginning he encouraged them to stay 2 metres apart. Is he totally mad? He has actively allowed people to participate in this which is against all public health rules. He should be jailed.

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Your comment only serves to remind me of KOB before he was shamed and disgraced and sent into exile for the rest of his days.

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