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COUNTRIES WHERE BLOG IS READ – BY READER NUMBER

Blog Readers have been asking me about the countries in which the blog is read.

These are the countries.

Figures vary from 2000 + a day at the top of the list to 1 reader in the very lower countries.

UK
IRELAND
USA
INDONESIA
GERMANY
FRANCE
ITALY
BELGIUM
CANADA
JAPAN
SIGNAPORE
SPAIN
NORWAY
AUSTRALIA
SLOVAKIA
LUXEMBOURG
JERSEY
SWEDEN
PHOLIPPINES
NETHERLANDS
VATICAN CITY
MALAYSIA
AUSTRIA
SWITZERLAND
CHINA
GUADELOUPE
SOUTH AFRICA
NEW ZEALAND
MALTA
EU
INDIA
SAUDI ARABIA
DENMARK
SOUTH KOREA
GUERNSEY
NIGERIA
SLOVENIA
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
CZECH REPUBLIC
BRAZIL
POLAND
MEXICO
MARTINIQUE
KENYA
GREECE
BANGLADESH
THAILAND
RUSSIA
PORTUGAL
UGANDA
ROMANIA
SYRIA
FINLAND
BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA
TURKEY
GEORGIA
PAKISTAN
ISLE OF MAN
IRAQ
ISTAEL
GHANA
MOZAMBIQUE
MAURITIUS
LEBANON
BAHRAIN
PERI
HONG KONG
PANAMA
CAMBODIA
MYANMAR
ARGENTINA
UKRAINE
TANZANIA
BELARUS
JAMAICA

Abuse victims NORTHERN IRELAND – data breach could cost £2.5m in damages

By Allan Preston Belfast Telegeaph.

May 24 2020 10:00 PM

A serious data breach involving victims of historical institutional abuse could potentially result in compensation claims running into millions of pounds, a legal source has said.
Concerns were raised after the details of 250 people, including abuse victims, were leaked on Friday in an email error from the office of Brendan McAllister.
A victims’ group and several political leaders have already called on Mr McAllister, the interim Advocate for Victims and Survivors of Historical Institutional Abuse, to step down immediately.

PAT SAYS

it’s very unfortunate that victims data has been accidentally released.

It does seem like a resigning matter to me.

The leak will cause a lot of distress to some and less to others- especially those who have already been open about their abuse.

ST PHILIP NERI FOUNDER OF THE ORATORY MOVEMENT

WATCH THE FILM – ST PHILIP NERI – PREFER HEAVEN

We have Philip’s relic in The Oratory.

Mass of Philip Neri TODAY 12 NOON

http://www.bishoppatbuckley.org

143 replies on “COUNTRIES WHERE BLOG IS READ – BY READER NUMBER”

Oh, well, if that is the case and his minions are surveilling what is said here, pass this on, please:

+ Nichols, please resign in a few months when you reach 75 and disappear from view in to genteel retirement. You have increasingly presented yourself as an operator who is constantly weighing up what is to your advantage, and how to present a message so that it benefits you and yours, as we have seen on so many occasions. The classic example was your trading the LGBT mass for a red hat. Your catch up on appreciating / understanding the damage of abuse is not convincing, and even though you say you have caught up and ‘got it’ your body language and tone suggest that you are still somewhat bemused about what all the fuss is about ! Your clergy do not particularly like you, you are cold, calculating and manipulative, and they know that except for a few favourites you would sell any of them down the river in order to better your advantage. Notwithstanding your moderated Scouse man of the people accent, you are really haughty and aloof, and constantly on the make, without much regard for loyalty, except to yourself and your current mates, which of course includes the nun. So, it is time for you to go and for someone else to take over. Please ! Surveillance monitors, please pass this on !

Just had a thought: + Nichols is a bit like the Dominic Cummings of the Church ! Nobody likes him for his arrogance and his aloofness, and his believing in himself as an exception to the rules…..

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May as well speak to the wall. If you think Nichols is remotely interested in anything this blog says then you’re seriously misguided.

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I think Nichols is interested – but in a very negative way. He does not like criticism.

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cue Magna Carta and the same old rant… something Romanist priests…something Christ betrayers…something you’re all wrong…..

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1.33
No need, dear: you’ve done it for me on this gloriously sun-filled morn. 😀
(Yawning 😖) Now if you please, I’m just about to turn over (to avoid bedsores 😕) for another phase of sleep.
Have a lovely one. 🤧

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I have a small number of Muslim friends, including an Imam, who do read the blog occasionally.

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Bishop Pat. I am sure Bishop Tighe is a fan of yours as you speak as it is.

But sadly a lot of the people on the blog make accusations without proof and please trust me the Bishops of Ireland do take notice of what comes into them but the problem is proof.

And given the facts as you know only too well because of Daly things lead to litigation in the courts and of course in cleric’s lead to canon Law.

I hope if Bishop Tighe arrives at Drumcondra he makes you welcome but really whoever comes to Dublin has a big task in front of them.

Yes every organisation has it’s bad apples and they are not wanted however like yourself there is many Good Bishops and Clergy in the Catholic Church.

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Which of the tridentine communities of which I know of several (or transgender of which I know of several)? Don’t name names please.
Occasionally witticisms don’t usefully bear overloading in a direction or another.
The big ones (enemies of the small ones) are delighted when they get us to package deal.

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@ 3:31 pm

Jim, to claim the Bishops problem is lack of proof regarding abuse accusations is complete nonsense. The problem in the ‘organisation’ is not bad apples. It’s a rotten barrel at this stage.

Are you on a kick back from anyone?

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If they received 100% DNA reports they would still destroy the evidence and cover up.

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Excellency, there is quite an interest here in the Vatican with you and your blog. You even have an admirer or two here – who were very unhappy with your treatment here n March of 2019. Courtesy costs nothing. The man who interviewed you said he found you impressive and regretted his orders. May St Philip Neri bless you and your oratory.

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Thank you Don Gaetano. The man who interviewed me was 100% respectful and graceful. He chatted away in a most friendly way and offered me cold water and tea. I’m sure there are kindly souls in the Vatican with their heads below all else.

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Thank you Excellency. Of course I respectfully disagree with many of your views. However, I am also aware of your immense kindness and good work over the years including your kindness to my nephew when you celebrated his marriage some years ago in the countryside outside Geneva. I was present but was too shy to make myself known to you. Now I would not be.

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Don Gaetano, I remember the wedding well and was looking at a photograph of it on Sunday which I had inserted into my marriage register. It was my first and only time in Switzerland. I stayed in Geneva and the other interesting thing I did was to have a Fondue in Bill Clinton’s favourite Fondue Restaurant there 🙂 Its a small world Gaetano. If I remember correctly, most of the people at the wedding were involved in the worldwide tobacco industry? I hope your nephew and his wife are doing well. Give them.my love.

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I just learned that S. Neri is the secondary patron of Venice, on Traditio Marciana and even more detail on the Breviary site. Lovely Latin hymns. I’ve always loved his story but have become so cynical that I wonder about its veracity. Yet, Bishop Patrick’s style gives me hope.

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Seraphim, Philop N did good and gave good example. I would be amazed if he did not have the major flaws we all do.

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I had absolutely no interest in going into the Vatican last March. I only went in because the priest I was with put me under pressure to accompany him to the tomb of John XX111. I will never go in again.

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Neither of us was arrested. We were “detained”. Funnily, the Vatican had a 4 page print off about me, including my picture, but no record of the priest who was with me – who is a serving diocesan priest 🙂

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It depends on who is applying the pressure and for what. My priest friend was insistent and I went along with him. In fact, he had a bigger row with the policeman than I did 😉

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11.46: Pat, don’t be such a Bitch. Of course you’ll be at the Vatican again. Would you refuse to go to the patriarchical Muslim centres or Arab countries where women and gay people are treated abominably?

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Pat in order for you to be detained by any police force you have to be arrested. You would never have got out of Vatican territory if you didn’t follow the police guard or didn’t go to their police station as you say.

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Maybe. I felt no need whatsoever to be difficult. Why would I? I had done nothing wrong. I was not at ease to be at their mercy.

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I really have a mental blockage about going to the Vatican ever again. Looking at it from St Peter’s Square gives me the shivers.
I have been to Arab countries and mosques in them. And of course I don’t approve of their attitude to woman and gay folk.

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12.35: Pat, you should leave aside all your baggage of prejudice, bias and hatred of the CATHOLIC CHURCH. The Vatican State with its magnificent art, culture, history and architecture, when appreciated is inspiring. Our visit to the Vatican State is not an approval in any way of the horrendous abuses carried out and covered up. I am horrified by all of this but the historical and religious significance of St. Peter’s is very precious. You are a contradiction: You will obviously travel, if invited, to Muslim countries, despite their outrageous violations of human rights for women and gay people. Would you visit your local Mosque with the same disdain because of what their religion says? Would you travel to China with its abominable human rights record or to Russia or any communist regime with their dissidents are murdered? You are very selective….

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The Vatican State and St Peter’s in a monument to 1700 years of corruption, murder, witch hunts, Crusades and Inquisition.
Of course it has historic and architectural significance – like Auschwitz concentration camp.
You can only find God in its victims and survivors.
I have never been invited to a Muslim country or to Russia. But I would go there out of interest.
For me, the Vatican stands as a monument of how Satan sidetracked Christ’s Kingdom.
I would indeed return to the lovely City of Rome again but will not enter the “Empire”.

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12:29
Isn’t it interesting, the Vatican official had a photo and four page print off about you.
Fr. Maciel had a couple of women on the go, sexually abused his own son, abused numerous seminarians, complaints about the man reached the Vatican in the mid 1950s, yet he was wined, dined and publicly applauded in the company of the Pope.
Meanwhile, Uncle Ted was paying off all and sundry to keep ‘stum.’
Why were those mens photos not on wanted posters plastered around the Vatican?
Money talks. It’s a funny old world.

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To clarify. A young Vatican police officer indicated that my priest friend and I were to follow him. We were brought to a police office in the Vatican where we were given seats for an hour. I saw two police officers print 4 pages from a computer. I noticed my picture on one of those pages. When we were later brought to what seemed to be police HQ the senior police officer read many biographical details to me which were accurate.

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Mostly queens who are only interested in any more “strange goings-on” or the latest instalment of “the saga.” I know I am.

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7:49
Why did the police officer question you at all? Why bring you to a police office?
Were you and your friend loitering with intent ?
Or was the cross you wore considered a lethal weapon?

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The police officer apologised for the inconvenience. His words were: “Someone very important did not like seeing you in here” ???

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I dont really know what you mean. There is no way of knowing whether the readers are Muslim or not. I am surprised to have readers in 70 / 80 countries.

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Pat I am one of your Canadian readers and I have lately being joining you for daily Mass. We met at Wim and Sharon’s on Lake Simco outside Toronto. Please pray for my friend Lena who is not very well. E.

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Bishop Pat, you celebrated a lovely wedding for our family quite a few years ago in Paris. I was at your table and you entertained us all during the meal with your bon homie. It was at an old chateau with it’s own chapel the the grounds. If you remember, the groom was a senior lawyer for the Martell corporation and they threw the wedding party.

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I do remember. It was actually the Remy Martin company I think? I was offered six bottles of wine to take home with me and declined the offer because of the hassle of carrying them. I was sorry afterwards when I saw the price of the wine in a Belfast wine merchant !

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The page says the value of their investments has gone down. Cigars don’t smoke themselves you know and I am sure Dom Athelstan’s expenses are prodigious 😉

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Downside has been feeling the pinch for some time now, they have been selling their art and property in recent years and it has been suggested that the monastry might close due to their dire financial situation.

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My goodness! The glory has certainly departed – quomodo sedet civitas … I doubt Dom Athelstan is in any hurry to return to these shores. The locals have taken him to their hearts in Kazakhstan, where he has established a reputation as an authority on Prince Harry.

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You are clearly obsessed with the English Benedictines. I wonder why? Did they spurn you by any chance and did they educate you? Maybe you are a member of their community.

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Lol it might have been suggested they could close but they’re still taking novices – they have one at the moment and have not long had a solemn profession. For an organisation on its last legs (apparently) they’re certainly making a point of carrying on business as usual.

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Word in Westminster is that Elsie has dined with Dominic & Mary Cummings. That’s why Elsie they say and all other English RC bishops have remained totally silent on the whole Dominic Cummings issue. What’s his involvement with Elsie and Westminster. Cummings has no time for the C of E lot and secretly wants to get rid of the House of Bishops in the Lord. I’d say he be all in favour of separation of Church and State.

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Dom Athelstan is keeping a low profile owing to totally unfounded speculations, and is currently in partibus infidelium, where he has been most warmly received. He hopes to return completely vindicated, but regards the entire EBC these days – in the words of the late great Terry-Thomas – as an absolute shower. His many friends and admirers hope to raise funds to house him more appropriately in the Traveller’s Club, where he might take over the former boot-room which Mgr Gilbey had converted into an Oratory.

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Doesn’t he have any relatives who can help? Even with a relic of Dom Sigebert Buckley? Or have they been forced to sell up as well?

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People, myself included, visit this blog for the gossip and a morbid curiosity to see whose ‘getting it in the neck’ on any particular day.

Those people will make dozens of trips to see what’s happening, what’s being said about JP, Rory, Gorgeous, Kildorrery, Fanny, the Trolly Dolly, “Amy”, etc. etc.

They want a ring side seat at the slaughter and they want to have a good view of the guillotine.

On a “good” day, when it’s a real “juicy” report, such as JP Lyttle’s woes recently, the “traffic” will be huge and there will be lots of comments.

The more gory details the better, such as JP’ enjoying porn and a jolly good old wank.

People are drawn to this blog because sinful human nature loves a good gloat and a gossip and can’t resist driving slowly past a car crash. That’s why Buckley’s blog is popular.

Sadly, so long as it is not ourselves on the menu, we like to watch people being shredded, shamed and publicly dissected, by faceless cowardly people – some of them “priests”, who cannot be held to account for their words.

May God forgive and mercy on the lot of us!

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Hey Pat,
The only reason your blog was censored was because you shared his private address. It is called Doxing. It only proves that you got the right address because he had to complain that it was his actual address.

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Once again pops up Little Miss “Obsessed” – relative of Mr “We Know You Who Are”. Nobody has mentioned the English Benedictines for weeks, yet their fall is certainly symptomatic of the crisis in the Church. So what is your point, Lottie @3:57?

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She doesn’t have one, although she may actually be a Benedictine because she does that when Farnborough is mentioned as well. She isn’t making a point just trying to intimidate people.

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No, “Pal”, I am totally relaxed, but would direct your attention to the shrewd observation @ 4:55 pm that you regularly pop up whenever one of your kind is mentioned. You also appeared whenever questions were raised about the sudden exit of the former Provost of the Oxford Oratory, though we never did get to the truth of that, did we? And now, darling Daniel is gradually being allowed to show his face again at the York Oratory. So who’s obsessed with whom?

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Jim S talking bunkum as usual at 3.31pm – ye know the one who thinks he knows the mind of the Nuncio and usually predicts the appointment of bishops (wrongly). The biggest laugh he provided today was trying to convince Pat that Paul Tighe would have time for him. Lol.

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5.08 I do not need to know the mind of the Nuncio as it has nothing to do with the Nuncio as he only sends the paperwork over to the Congregation of Bishops.
Cardinal Nichols has a say on the appointment to Dublin not the Nuncio.
Three names go to Rome and the Congregation of Bishops recommend one to Pope Francis who appoints Bishops all over the World every second Saturday.
And it would be courteous of Bishop Paul Tighe to respect Bishop Buckley.
And really when people are facing death in the face send for a Priest and return home.
from the Cradle to the Grave always a Catholic.

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Predictions about the Benedictine monasteries in UK and Ireland.
Glenstal: will always do OK because it’s the only classic Benedictine monastery in the country
Rostrevor: will depend on the unstable fate of the Olivetans.
Farnborough: the monks will disperse when fate catches up with Cuthy
Pluscarden: will be ok
Prinknash: no.
Ampleforth: will live off its numbers for a good while yet
Downside: will depend if novices stay
Buckfast: will carry on until the last monk dies because they’re loaded
Ealing: lol
Belmont: functioning but has never been rich
Worth: ageing community and will depend if novices stay
Quarr: has had a lot of conflict in the recent past but has good roots and will be OK if they focus

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Glastonbury, of course! In my memory the last ( Titular ) Abbot of Glastonbury was Dom Rudisind Brookes of Downside. He was immortalized in a biography by Anthony Wheatley ( son of Denis ) “Father Dolly, the Guardsman Monk”. Rudi, himself, as I remember, claimed some connection with the Romanovs, but, according to Dom Aelred Watkin, his father was an English homosexual who had hastily retired to Capri. This was the old Downside: we shall not see its like again. In haste – in partibus infidelium – Dom Athelstan.

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A very interesting, and, I think, accurate assessment of the Benedictines in the UK and Ireland. I am curious about how Ampleforth has managed to maintain its numbers. Admittedly, unlike Downside, say, which established Ealing and Worth, it has never split; even so most of the old boys must have died off, and I doubt it has received many novices who have remained – any more than the other houses. I agree Farnborough, Prinknash and probably Ealing are likely finished. God knows what attracts anybody to Buckfast and Belmont. The really interesting case is Downside itself, the senior EBC house, which once enjoyed a stellar reputation as a house of learning, and an astonishingly interesting and distinguished community. Once described by David Knowles as the Athens of English Catholicism, it now it houses barely a dozen mediocrities. No wonder Dom Athelstan is in no hurry to return!

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Quite so! And what a humiliation for Downside that it has had to bring in a monk of Belmont to be Prior Administrator. Ichabod – the glory has departed!

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Belmont has always had a reputation for being the least frosty of the EBC monasteries and for having a good community who do communicate with each other.
I forgot Chilworth – again it will depend but they did right to get out of that huge place in Ramsgate and Silverstream who will do OK because they have an audience of tridentinists.

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Is anybody else finding all this English monastery clap trap incredibly boring. Is there no Irish news stories from anywhere please. Come back Mullaney stalker all is forgiven.

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There are copies of Fr Dolly the Guardsman Monk for sale on Amazon, eBay and abebooks if anyone wants to read it.
I see they’ve republished the Cracks in the Cloister series by ‘Br Choleric’, actually Dom Hubert Van Zeller. His caricatures are apparently clearly recognisable as Downside monks of the time.

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Yes we know you’re bored, dear, that’s why we’re talking about it!
Pat on the other hand has truly Catholic – universal – interests.

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Pat likes variety. Including the differences between the Irish and English church scenes. We learn every day.

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Very interesting about the Benedictines two things do you not think Brendan at Glenstal is trying for a mitre also Prinknash they have the Jericho’s all over the UK based in Scotland
The UK Capuchin’s in the UK sadly in October they will be an off shoot of the Irish Capuchins.

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Is there a new drill that goes Ready Fire Pay hi. This cures the pain, sort of but doesn’t address the cause. Listen to the sheep. Not everyone who says baa🗣 is stupid.

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Getting worried about the mental stability of @5.38pm because he keeps lashing out at people. Paranoia has clearly set in because I don’t know a thing about the Oxford Oratory nor do I want to. I have never ever been to Oxford lol.

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So to “obsessed with” and “we know you are” we can add presumed “mental instability”? Of course, you haven’t been to Oxford – I never thought you had.

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Perhaps the guy @ 3.57pm does have a point mate. You keep rabbiting on about it @ 6.23 & 6.28. I think we get the picture now.

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I remember Oxford’s Daniel Seward went missing for ages before turning up York and setting up a new Oratory there. Of course, everyone on the blog thought he had… well, you know, run off with another man.

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Oh, I know, disgraceful speculation, but, should you dare mention him on this blog, you’ll be accused of “obsession” by the resident cover up merchant. I wonder what really happened with Daniel. Unlike the other farts at the Oratory, he always seemed to have a smoldering yet suppressed sexuality. No wonder I was “obsessed”.

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Is Fr Barry Matthews still in Drogheda – does anyone know. Heard earlier that he did a moonlight flit but just wondered about the accuracy.

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Thanks for posting the movie, Bishop P. .

All in all (and in a considered word) ‘wonderful’.

Magna’ eyes were not always arid. 😢

Magna has a beating, empathetic heart. 😆

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Thank you @7:40 pm. You refer to a lost world of blue remembered hills … the happy highways where I went/ and can never come again. Eheu fuguces … or ( if I might be so bold as to suggest a translation ) woe to the vanquished! We live – as dear Evelyn observed – in the age of the common man, the age of Hooper- in haste – Dom Athelstan

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Why no mention of Douai Abbey? They closed their school, giving the newly appointed lay headmaster no notice, and the former school was turned into apartments, with the Douai monks pocketing £7m.
They had an unpleased episode with Fr Terence.
The are ok vocations-wise and are nice enough, apart from the camp, bitchy ex-opera singer they ordained about 10 years ago.

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“Accidentally leaked” is this a euphemism for something more sinister?
I would be very interested ti discover more about Brendan McAllister’s relationship with the individuals/institutions involved in the ‘accidental leak’.
I ask because does this collapse any possibility of a criminal prosecution of these individuals/institutions??

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Ver interesting at 8:19 pm about the new monastery at Glastonbury. Can you supply more insights as the website is non-specific, but looks ver traditionalist?

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In the EBC we became rather used to dealing with the likes of the poster @8:30 pm. An unfortunate blot on the landscape of the Second Spring.

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Since there’s chatter (aka ‘gossip’) here about Benedictines, how is Father Gregory Collins OSB (Glenstal) these days?

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10.57

I don’t, actually. Which, funnily enough, is why I asked. 😕

I haven’t spoken with Gregory (Earl) for some time.

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2.08

Now why would you say such a thing when you know that monastic liturgical traditionalism is Earl’s ‘thing’.

Were he to depart these shores for another, wouldn’t it rather be to one of the Orthodox? One with a veritable glut of iconography?

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