I have never met Paul Tighe. Nor do I crave meeting with him 🙂
My opinions about him come from watching him on the media talking – like the short piece above.
He appears to me to be an upper middle class Dublin Catholic.
I suspect that he is ambitious.
I get the feeling that he wants to climb the Vatican greasy pole.
For that to happen I suspect that he does not want to replace Diarmuid Martin in Dublin.
Why would the likes of Tighe want to swap his prestigious desk job in Rome to inherit all the problems DM is leaving behind in Dublin – a disillusioned clergy, disappearing vocations, dwindling congregations, an increasingly secular Ireland and God knows how much debt and other troubles.
It’s much nicer to have a plush and posh life in Rome being a Vatican mouthpiece, living in a comfortable city apartment, wining and dining in the best hosteleries, being an international guest speaker travelling business class and being an expert in how the RCC can use modern tech to promote its propaganda.
One might have high hopes of being an archbishop and cardinal?
Why do people like Paul Tighe wabt to be priests?
They are not pastors.
Tighe reminds me of the quip I once heard a retreat master give:
“He went out to do good – and he did well”. 😄
A COMMENT ON YESTERDAY’S BLOG
Diarmuid has no time for priests. He is a pure careerist whose ambitions lay elsewhere,. Dublin was never something he wanted – he said so so many times. He feigns warmth while with someone but behind the smile is a cold calculating heart interested only in himself. He’s leaving Dublin in a mess. He has surrounded himself with spineless men incapable of speaking up to him – the sooner he goes the better.
Tighe in Rome is too much in the mould of his patron he should stay there. He is devoid of personality and has no pastoral qualities. He would be the kiss of death for Dublin.
JUST STARTED DIGITALISING MY OLD VHS TAPES.
HERE IS THE RTE DOCUMENTARY FROM 1985 REGARDING MY DISPUTE WITH CALY DALY.