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FATHER TOM MONTGOMERY AKA MONTY

At 11.20 pm last night Saturday) Monty sent me an email.

FROM MONTY TO PAT

Dear Pat,


I have to ask you why you allow derogatory comments about me on your blog? It is quite distressing.


There are many untruths being bandied about me.


A particular one is the Australian. He had already announced he was leaving the Beda. Not sure it was before he had touched up a nun or pinned another seminarian on the pool table. It was certainly before the incident that has been mentioned on your blog.


I find the untruths said about me distressing. There are lots of false things said about me but it is enough to ruin my reputation. I’m happy to admit my wrongs but untruths are so damaging. Why do you allow such nasty and untrue comments to be published?


Having seen your blog I’m not sure how you will respond. But I’m writing to you personally in a private way.


I look forward to hearing from you.

Tom

I replied to Tom next morning – Sunday.

FROM PAT TO MONTY

Dear Tom,

Thank you for your email. I always reply to emails and letters. Its just good manners.

Maybe you would give me a confidential call in the afternoon or evening and we can discuss.

Pat

07488 374364

FROM MONTY TO PAT

Thank you for your email. I’m afraid I won’t be calling you. From what I’ve seen, I don’t feel that I could trust you.


As you said, responding is good manners. I could have just ignored your suggestion about a call, but that would have been impolite.


I just wanted you to know the effect the online gossiping about me (mainly through comments) was having on me. I’m just getting on with working in the parish, but your pack mob are not interested in that.

T

Tom with his Big Bro Daley

PAT SAYS

I got the first, unsolicited email from Tom at 11.20 pm Saturday night.

I responded by thanking him for his email and by offering a telephone conversation whereby I could listen to his side of the story and perhaps be more circumspect in the comments I allowed about him.

However, his second email to me at 12: 36 today (Sunday) was very shirty and semi aggressive.

So, instead of reaching out the hand to the outreached hand, Monty said he didn’t trust me and accused the comment makers on here of being a PACK MOB.

Why the change in tone overnight?

I expect Monty had a goodly gin in him when he wrote on Saturday night.

And then on Sunday morning, sober, he decided not to talk but to huff and puff.

Some time ago I was sent a full report on Monty undertaken at the request of his archbishop Elsie Nichols.

If I wanted to be nasty I could have published that report in full. I did not.

In fact I never heard of Monty until Westminster prirsts started commenting on here about him.

The big story was Monty’s unfortunate ” encounter” with an Aussie seminarian in Rome who smacked Monty after he made some “overture” to him. Monty came off worst with a broken limb.

Now Monty tells us the Aussie had touched up a nun and had a scrap with another seminarian over a pool table.

Obviously, the Aussie was very STRAIGHT.

Monty has had a few run ins with Nichols.

Nichols demanded he lose weight before ordaining him.

Monty also annoyed Nichols by gossiping about senior clergy in the bars of Lourdes, especially his nastiness about Bishop Alana Hopes.

Monty does not like people gossiping about him but he himself is one of the biggest gossipers in Westminster.

People who have featured prominently on this blog and got in touch with me and I listened to them and acted on their requests.

But Im afraid Monty showed his true colours on his second email to me.

157 replies on “FATHER TOM MONTGOMERY AKA MONTY”

This is the same Tom Montgomery who was once an Anglican Franciscan. I will send you an email Bishop with concerns going way back then.

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I fear that the problem lies with a priest worrying about his reputation. Does this not encapsulate the point that a man of God should be humble and assured that through following the Word that he would not covet or seek the platitudes of others?

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Jesus didn’t give a f*** about his reputation. Had he done so, the Pharisees and Sadduces would have bought him a pint instead of plotting his death.

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Augustine? Dear Augustine!

Were he alive today, I should squeeze that bastardo by the throat until his ugly soul departed his flabby body.

This is the man whose ‘teaching’ indirectly brought us Limbo, and my poor mother’s tortured mind about the babies she miscarried, my younger brothers or sisters.

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Clogher appointments are out. Bishop Larry Duffy must have spent weeks trying to work out such extensive changes. Biggest overall for the diocese in fifty years!!!!

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I’ll have you know that Clogher has three bishops, each as good as each other. We can’t all be urban sophisticates.

The Fermanagh Herald is holding the front page for the clerical changes. With a bit of luck we’ll have our desk priests recalled to the diocese, thereby allowing some of our octogenarian priests to retire.

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What a nasty individual! He acts like a poor victim in the email then throws dirt at the aussie guy with unsubstantiated stories of a nun and ‘someone’ pinned to a pool table?. He needs help. That is very unbecoming of a priest. You are right Pat, he has a problem with gossip when it is about him but not when he is dishing it out. Disgusting.

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God Bless you Fr Montgomery. You are doing the lords work I have remembered you in my Rosary tonight and will continue to do so.

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I heard that the Australian went back to a seminary in Australia and later went to a Dominican noviate in the state of New South Wales.

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The first picture shows a relatively young, well overweight male in clerical attire with a sycophantic smile. Is this typical of RC clerics nowadays? I wouldn’t know as fortunately I take nothing to do with them anymore. Parasitic leeches, all of them!

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@11:48: Sure we might well agree on many clerical and other matters.
But as a late 70’s regular contrarian perhaps we might well not ‘get on well together!’
Ahem & Amen!

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Never heard of him. Word of Advice Monty don’t send emails when your drunk, if it’s still a good idea when your sober send it then. You made a misjudged pass at a straight Aussie and had your nose broken as a result story over.

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@4.24am He was punched on the nose but because he was so drunk at the time he feel down stairs he was standing next to and broke his leg. On his return to London from Rome his close friend Fr Daley had the misfortune of having to wheel him around in a wheelchair.

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At least someone’s Catholic in Ireland the ageing priest and congregation are only going in one direction they have nothing to offer. It was all going so well when they had the capital from the past to live off. I visited the remnant of the Christian Brothers in Dublin ten years ago, their famous school had a massive photo of Mecca on the wall and I listened to their testimony of how they realised they were biased towards the Catholic faith it was embarrassing “ we shouldn’t assume the that the children know what a first Friday was” followed by an explosion of laughter I thought Dick Emery must have walked on. There is no balance or middle path left I’m afraid.

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Stephen Farragher was bricking it in his big flowing dress. He’s not used to dealing with strong straight men and had to be guarded by aul dolls.

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That dress was shocking, it’s the lace albs that get all the criticism but they never look like something from Space 1999

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What a nasty individual Monty is! The contrast between the two emails is very telling and I woulf say this individual is totally unsuitable for ministry. To worry about your reputation alone speaks volumes. It seems his reputation had already been tainted by himself alone long before now. Booze and his gossip tongue are his downfall. Sounds rather a toxic individual.

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No, moral of the story is… Don’t make passes at big hunky Australian fitties if they’re straight. Certainly not after a few Fosters anyway 😂

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Monty – Pat stop gossiping about me its hurtful.
Also Monty – Proceeds to then gossip about someone.
You could not make it up 😂

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Oooh, you pop the kettle on, girl, I’ll get the biccies, then tell me all the goss.
Start right at the beginning.
Oooh, o love it 😂

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Once you have featured on the blog, your name will crop up in the comments in perpetuity. However, fallen stars such JPL and Cathy Kirby will soon overtake Monti again in readers interest.

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Why did Elsie allow this person to proceed to Ordination. Sounds like a car crash waiting to happen. By the way arrogant Monty I am not part of the Pack Mob.

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Do I detect a slight wistful regret in Monty’s whinge that it was not he whom the hunky Aussie pinned to the pool table but another? Isn’t pool a bit hetero anyway? Do you not have a pic of the Aussie?

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Bishop Pat, what is the criteria for getting an ex-seminarian sectioned under the ‘Mental Health Act 1984’ ?
I know there needs to be a doctor involved, of sorts.
What part do the local authority social services play in this process, and to what degree?
I ask for no specific reason, be assured!

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In the UK, the emergency Coronavirus Act 2020 changed the rules on sectioning.

The amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 include the following:

An application by an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under section 2 or 3 may be founded on a single medical practitioner – rather than the current two – if getting the recommendation of two would be impractical or cause delay;

The length of time that a person who is already an inpatient in hospital can be detained was increased from 72 hours to 120 hours;

The length of time a patient can be detained, pending a report from a practitioner or doctor was increased from six hours to 12 hours.

The time people can be held in a place of safety was increased from 24 hours to 36 hours.

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Oh really, a ‘doctor’ and a social worker?
Fancy that!
Surely the Police could play a part along the way… Better late than never, one could say!
What would I know about anything, I’m just a multidisciplinary electronics engineer with Attention Deficit: however it is my ADD which makes me a half decent, shipshape engineer.
You see, I am told, I have a particular gift in the area of fault finding; the more complex and intricate the fault, the more determined and committed I become in its, or their, rectification.
If it is an emergency safety system, say for protecting vulnerables, then I cannot walk away from site untill it is fixed: or indeed replaced!
Incidentally, I am just finishing a massive safety job now, just doing a little calibration at the same time as putting my tools away.
But these big jobs always come off better when there are more than one engineer on the job!

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Good for you, MMM in taking seriously your responsibilities and evaluating whether an admission to a psychiatric hospital was the right thing to do in individual cases.

It’s sometimes hard to know what to think of the old psychiatric hospitals. I used to visit patients in St Luke’s in Armagh. Many had been resident for years and had friends and a community there and didn’t necessarily welcome or thrive when the push for more care in the community came in, though nobody would want to go back to the old days either.

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Peter: Normal circumstances requires the signature of two medical practitioners, both in agreement of the necessity for compulsory detention. One of them must be certified as having particular experience in assessment or treatment of mental illness. The specific documents used expresses these as medical RECOMMENDATIONS, and provide the BASIS on which an APPROVED Mental Health professional then has to make a judgement as to the necessity for compulsory detention, and ONLY IF SATISFIED, signs the legal authority for the detention. It is the EMERGENCY detention/sectioning which provides most controversy.
In an emergency where safety for the patient or others is a major consideration (Not simply the need for treatment), the signature/recommendation of one doctor can suffice, together with the AMH professional’s signed authority. It is also expected that the doctor should have previous knowledge of the patient.
You specifically ask about the role of Social Services, and from your Liverpool name tag, I assume you seek info relating to England. I have given a very simple outline above, but to more fully answer your query about Social Services:
The Approved Mental Health Professional is normally an experienced social services/local authority social worker who has passed specific designated training in mental illness. The role is not to provide additional diagnosis, but to consider in the widest sense the effects of compulsory detention on the individual patient and his/her family, and whether the use of compulsion is STRICTLY NECESSARY, bearing in mind the legal implications on the patient’s status. This can include such drastic effects as invalidating a will or any recently signed legal documents such as house sale for example. This area can be a minefield for relatives.
My own mental health training, (at Liverpool University you’ll be pleased to know!) preceded the 1983 Act, and related to the previous 1959 Mental Health Act. As a manager not at that time involved in direct work with clients, I did not take the full 1983 Act training, but managing staff who did, I was required to take a ‘short course’ training of its implications where it was again emphasised that the UK Parliament, in passing both Acts, recognised the need for a non medical external moderating influence against the medical profession’s sometimes over eagerness to treat illness, sometime even against the patient’s wishes.So the LEGAL AUTHORITY for detention rests with the Approved MH worker, usually a Social Services social worker, but could in certain circumstances where they have undertaken the required training, be a MH nurse or psychologist.
SS workers have always had it emphasised to them that their key role was to safeguard the interests of the patient.
I very well appreciated that role, for on several occasions when in practice, I refused to sign emergency orders to section patients under the 1959 Act, based on just one medical recommendation from a GP. It was not unknown for GPs under family pressure to seek to section “nuisance” patients, and I had many a battle with GPs in that respect. Even worse, one local hospital based psychiatrist did a patient home visit on a Saturday en route to his golf club, signed an emergency section recommendation, left it in an envelope with a neighbour of the patient, then rung Social Services emergency duty team to request a social worker to attend, complete the emergency requirements and convey the patient to hospital. I was the weekend duty social services manager at that time and fully supported the dissenting social worker both then, and at the subsequent investigation which criticised the psychiatrist. We were all pleased when he then “retired” shortly after for he was well known locally for his erratic behaviour.
I hope this helps you appreciate the various roles involved.
MMM

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If you read the history of your Anglican “church” you’d know all about its ceaseless persecution of Catholics, through pack mobs stripping the altars, dissolution of the monasteries, the martyrs, penal laws, Cromwell, priest-hunters, the soupers during the famine, and Stormont, to take just a few examples.

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10.31
My only criticism of the Anglicans is that they didn’t do a thorough job. Just think of the children who would have been saved from RC priest kiddie fiddlers. 😀 ♥️

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Abuse of a vulnerable adult, and threat of sectioning him for his bravery to speak up about injudtice, and continuing abuse, is disgusting. Outright!
That which is done in darkness will be disclosed in the light!
It is the Lord who speaks!

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It’s quite disgusting blog this morning. Very unchristian and unbecoming especially pat Buckley for allowing various scurrilous comments on the person who hadn’t the chance to defend himself. How dare you to blacken his name even though he has problems himself as nobody is PERFECT.

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Deaf guy wind your neck in. You have been caught out telling porkies on here before. Don’t be coming on here taking the moral high ground.

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12.38pm

I don’t tell porkies as you do. Get off your high horse will ya if you don’t like someone else calling you names and gossiping about you in public without any defence.

There is a due process so let him defend himself here but he doesn’t trust that blogger FROM Larne.

That blogger should be focusing on exposure of rcc corruption, exploitation, misuse of public funds via laity donations, cardinals, bishops and pope too but not that lowly priest who for some reasons decides not to defend himself on this blog cos he doesn’t trust him.

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Actually I think the deaf guy is very fair minded. I have not always agreed with him. He is right on this post. I have read all of his posts on this blog.
Well done DG. Do not be silenced.

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Michael Crotty (Cloyne) consecrated titular archbishop of Lindisfarne following his appointment as Nuncio to Burkino Faso, and Niger. Seen here with professional scouser Archbishop Gallagher of the Secretariat of State.

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Oh Pat, Elsie is FUUUUURIOUSSSS with Monty for sending that email. She’s beside herself with wrath is our Else and Mounty has been ordered to trundle in to Ambrosden Ave later. The Nun has been sent to the nearest woods to cut a switch.

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Deaf guy 12.02pm You told us that you gave up practising the faith months ago on the blog. Some months later you reappeared again as you often do and got caught out saying something else. Stop running with the hare and hunting with the hound – a dangerous game. The blogger decides what goes on his blog NOT you. Listen those who have ears.

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1.31pm
I gave up the faith in rcc but not the faith in JC. Faith is a personal to me. I don’t go to church nor donate monies nor do I trust in priests like yourself.

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Deaf guy make up your mind, a few days ago you wanted to go to silverstream for a holiday were you would be surrounded by a religious community. Could you please try to be more convincing in future.

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1.53 as do lots of agnostics so please don’t try to have a go at DG. You’re not weakening his point nor strengthening any of your own (that I’ve noticed you making) Mr Guy With Superior Hearing.
Now I would say to DG that TM has effectively defended himself because I (for one) wouldn’t have bothered to look him up but for TM drawing attention. Reportedly, in the background there had been strange jockeying for influence among persons who have since become prominent.
A thing that ought to worry us is an apparent fixation among many of them about “numbers of vocations” as letting them off some sort of hook in each others’ eyes, similar to “JP II brings in the vocations” or “such & such a society or grouping brings in the vocations”. (The status of laity isn’t a vocation and can’t even help you be a christian.)
But what about the secular profession(s) and earning power which TM was deprived of the chance of? An extroverted personality and interest in food are surely good qualities for many fields. What criteria for “vocations” do diocesan and other officials elevate above his potential in any alternative occupation?
I’m not trying to separate TM from sacred clergyship necessarily, these questions are simply useful to ask, around all seminary candidates and ordinands anyway. And will demand remain constant: perhaps God doesn’t need more at some periods in history. And what governs our choice of training establishment (venue) for each of them?

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1.53
Many people go to monastery guest houses to relax.
I’m impressed with deaf guy’s posts. He contributes a lot to conversations on this blog. Keep up the good work, DG and let your begrudgers go to hell.

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Knowing very little about the Anglican Franciscans, I looked at their website, and was impressed by their openness and welcome. I hope Monty did not do too much damage there. I can hardly believe Elsie has reacted so quickly. I think poor pathetic Monty is doomed to be one of those cases who gets passed around from one parish to the next as the eternal assistant, until somebody decides to place him in some one horse parish which then becomes too much for him. I suspect he is actually pretty harmless apart from shooting his mouth off, but is not much use either.Same goes for most priests when they are not actually shits.

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We need a new nickname
Montysaurus
Montypotamus
Montypiglet
Montywalrus
MontyMcDonalds
MourneManMonty
MagnaMonty
PackMobMonty

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Rev Tom Montgomery

Address:
St Bernard’s Church, 17 Mandeville Road, Northolt, UB5 5HE Parishes:
Harrow South & Northolt (Assistant Priest)

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I think that was the late George Lyons’ final posting in Westminster before George Stack shipped him out to Portsmouth.

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I wish people would cease criticising Monty. It could ruin his reputation and make Elsie cross with him again. Whilst on parish placement in Ware parish Monty would visit parishioners and get slowly sloshed on their hospitality.

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The rumor going round Westminster Clergy is Elsie and his Nun are so furious with Monty Elsie is going to remove him from the parish this afternoon.

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@2.56pm Let’s not get too carried away. Next thing we hear will be either placed on leave from the parish or further srudies.

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Bishop Pat, I have some news from Liverpool today.
Apparently, a box packed with evidence, of various kinds, has this morning been found.
The person who had this box forgot all about it, the silly sausage. But he had been very unwell during his recovery, so completely understandable… and a blessing in disguise. No? I think so.
Apparently, alot of signatures belonging to some big fish on the paperwork; and some very interesting emails, over 350 sheets in fact, never before submitted. Untill today – and to the right person!
“And Jesus said unto His followers: ‘Come and follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”‘
Matthew 4:19

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Totally disagree with you about Enfield. He was very popular. He looked after the elderly, housebound and mentally disadvantaged very well. He was very much a likeable and friendly Friar Tuck.
He certainly does not deserve the pack wolves chasing after him. I am very concerned about the welfare of some of the individuals who are receiving such vilification from anonymous writers. Let s(h)e who is without sin cast the first stone.
The blog writer is certainly no saint.

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@3.27pm As you mention Enfield and declare Monty was a modern day St Francis maybe we should ask his PP at the time Fr Slawomir. We should also ask the African Deacon at that time too because poor Monty was loose tongued about them with criticism. The sad thing about it was the criticism found its way back to them. The same thing happened with Norbet his PP in Welwyn. Under the influence in the bars in Lourdes way before these episodes it was Stuart Wilson, Bishop Alan Hopes and others who were the subjects of his gossip. Can you see the pattern here? His diaconate was delayed by +Vincent who was furious about his gossiping and is out of control weight.

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Interesting the person @3.27pm uses the phrase pack of wolves in relation to the blog. Yesterday Monty referred to the blog commentators as Pack Mob or Mob Pack . Are you Monty @3.27pm heaping praise upon yourself?

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I will reply to the writers at3.49pm and 4.58p.
At 3.49pm you are wrong on several accounts: I never declared him to be a modern day St Francis. You have made that up. There was no African deacon in Enfield but an African priest who was ordained at the same time as Father Tom. You have also said that Bishop Hopes was bad mouthed. Father Tom was very complimentary of the Bishop in his twitter account which has been restricted because of bad mouthed trolls. I live in Enfield and know Father Tom.
4.58pm. I am not Father Tom.
I do agree with the Deaf Guy on this point. It is important to give credit where credit is due and be fair minded.
There is too much tittle tattle and it is not from Father Tom. Too many old sweetie wives opening their gobs and letting their bellies rumble. Too many anonymous people bad mouthing and naming individuals and sticking the boot in.
Sadly I am reminded of Jesus being jeered on the road to Calvary.
Anonymous writers who bad mouth named individuals should be stopped or revealed.

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+Pat: Any chance of also arranging the rewiring of cathbots to reprogram their sparking neurons: to short circuit all obsessive indoctrinated religious mania back to normal intellectual functioning and reasoning processes? Hope that’s not too much to ask.
Just thought I’d ask, for I’m told that miracles do happen, and the Spirit moves “in mysterious ways.”
MMM

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I think such a mission would be impossible for God. They have defied him for 1700 years plus.

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3.44: MMM – why as Pat such a question since he is as hardwired to religious belief and thinking as the ones you condemn, albeit in a more self serving, selective way? All people of a religious beluef are not idiots. Are atheists similarly hardwired to their delusions as believers? On your evidence, yes. It seems that all people of their chosen philosophical view are “hardwired” and believe their view is the only one to adopt.

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MMM – 3.44: I am assuming that you are also aiming your smarmy, conceited comnents at Pat, since he is also promoting religious beliefs and has a congregation who follow him!! Or, do you exempt him from your swiping missive against believers? God spare us from “atheiboths”!! They are so intellectually illeberal and intolerant…exemplified by Mournie Maggi from the Mourne…Go back and chew the cud, Maggie!!

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A@5:48: I appreciate your interesting question as to whether atheists are “hard wired” to delusions. For myself, and I think for many humanists I’ve listened to, while saying that idiocy or intelligence are not significant factors, I’d respond as follows, and simply off the top of my head
Each of us comes into the world, as a “blank canvas” open mindedly gaining knowledge and information from personal and educational experience, to which we apply our intelligence through deductive reasoning to search for objective truths. Thus we confirm and accept some truths, and discard patently obvious errors, ideally always remaining open to new and relevant information to inform of need for a potential review of perceived truth.
Psychological studies shows the impact of emotional imprinting on impressionable young children, and this seems particularly strong on religious matters, the core claims of which cannot be backed up, demonstrated, or proven by any objective or deductive process. I refer here, for example to the alleged existence of a supreme personal creator god. In effect, it seems many religious believers are simply hard wired from childhood experience into a faith observance they cannot if asked, support with evidence, …..other than, …..faith.
It is highly significant that the alleged “truths” of religion are backed up by the inevitability of our death, and both the fear of eternal Hellfire punishment and the illusory promise of everlasting Heavenly reward put forward by religious leaders!
By way of contrast, PROPERLY UNDERSTOOD, an atheist is not hard wired to reject religious belief. H/She retains an open mind on matters of religious belief, and simply states that on the available evidence there appears no reason to believe in a god or follow any religious belief. I am certainly not prepared to believe simply because of what others think, believe in, or claim, without substance, to be proof. And this can be said separately from all the inevitable “nice accompaniments” of religious tradition, such as sense of community, or its alleged charitable good works. These are separate issues not offering any proof. Admittedly some very strident atheists’s complete disdain for religion may cause one to think they are or have been psychologically or emotionally hard wired against religion. I believe they may be so strident in protest at the harm they see religion has caused and vocally intolerant of its fatuous unsupported unverifiable claims. I have Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens in mind here.
And, as I’ve said here before, on a personal level: show me evidence, proof, anything objective and verifiable. To date, none of you have provided anything other than faith based claims, along with of course, the inevitable ad hominem attacks which only serve to confirm their contributors’ limitations. Does it also demonstrate the pernicious nature of how religious beliefs when questioned, can create aggressive hostility in the less able? It would certainly seem so.
MMM

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Really none of your business. Many people need leave of absence for many reasons. Health, elderly parents and many more.

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Priests are public figures so it’s in the public interest to know the facts regarding leave of absence. I am also glad that the spotlight is on priests like this Monty chap who clearly needs a lesson in humility and not all about his reputation.

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The Pimlico presbytery is directly opposite the yellow-doored house where the philandering Thatcherite, Cecil Parkinson, squired Sarah Keays. They used to observe from the presbytery Cecil’s comings and goings.

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Montizuma seems trivial in comparison to Silverstream and the unknown whereabouts of its power bottom prior and alleged missing millions.

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Monty’s Assumption homily is on his parish website. He starts by mentioning a discussion of the Assumption with a friend over a pint in a pub. What a surprise!

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3.50: Pat, what is it you believe and promulgate at your religious services, if not a different brand of Catholicism? You too inculcate propaganda in the minds of your followers. No different than the people you hate, Catholic Priests. Sad, Sad, Sad. Your hatred is boundless.

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Can Taggart tell us what happened to Fr Sweeney in Glasgow who stepped down a couple of years back over certain allegations concerning a young woman.

NB. Not the same Sweeney as Fr Tony ‘ I’ll bj you for a tenner’ Sweeney

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I do not need Taggart to tell us that. Father Tom originates from the Possilpark/Springburn area(very bitter orange) in north Glasgow.

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They moved to Corby when he was 8, and Tom was baptised by the Anglicans when he was studying in Wales.

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They moved to Corby when Tom was 9 and he was baptised and confirmed there in the CofE. He met the Society of St Francis when he was studying in Wales. After his conversion and before studying fir the priesthood he worked in the St Paul’s bookshop next to Westminster Cathedral, and then worked in the cathedral.

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10.42 you speak with such confidence (after changing your history of him). Still not right. Has your social media searching mislead you?

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Yes. The Police dropped the case but it has gone for a Canonical trial – he has asked to be released from the Priesthood. Alleged victim has been given money. No more news yet. PS – no relation to the gay Sweeney brothers – one loves the rent boys, the other the saunas 😉

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Forgive me, but how did this man get through to ordination? His judgement appears wanting and he does remind me of Christopher Biggins from his “Rentaghost” or “I Claudius” days.
I do not mean to be excessively cruel but as a professional who needs to maintain a strong public reputation, I’d not allow pictures such as exist for him to appear on the internet or frankly even be taken.
I’m sure he is not intrinsically a bad person: just a very silly one, not least in sending emails such as he has done to you, Bishop Pat. But would I go to him for spiritual guidance? Almost certainly not.

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I think Elsie needs to sit Monty down and have a very serious chat with him. He has become a liability and total embarrassment.

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Hi. I am off the demon drink and I’d appreciate your prayers. Fr McGarrity was arrested and charged by Police Scotland for alleged child sexual offences. He is on bail under investigation. Do to forget that the Scottish system
is different. The cops arrest, charge and then investigate. He is in a Church property being looked after. Innocent until proven guilty.

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When you’re on the ball Taggart whatever happened to that looney Stephen Dunn. He was another headcase of a Glasgow priest with a checkered record. A nutter. I think he may be a cousin of the Sweeney brothers.

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I wasn’t aware that he was related to them, but unfortunately he is not well. Nervous breakdown and depressed. Living in a Church property and claiming DLA and an allowance from Diocese. . Soon to start supplying again I hear.

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10.01pm Please continue with this fiction in your head if you wish. You are clearly deluded and a bit sick. No doubt you were present in the same room and heard every word.

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Tom must be near Fr Graham Stokes, ex-Youth 2000 and an actual proper bus spotter. He also likes trains but buses are his first love. He reads Bus Weekly with a passion. 🚌🚞🚈🚂🚉🚃

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Out of touch parents can only “animate” their sons to be out of touch diocesan COOs or trustees (or priests). What we need is a church where all loose bods “bring up” all other loose bods. As a single (as yet) it has long been been ruled that I don’t have any ideas to offer anyone.

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PAT’S WEDDINGS

I absolutely don’t believe, Pat, that you should provide your services “gratis”. All men are entitled to a fair day’s pay for their work. You have a learned (over a long time) skill set, and just like a joiner or a plasterer you have the right to a decent reward for your effort. And, to be fair, most of the people you provide the service to probably believe they have had good value and don’t resent the fact that they have to pay for it. A man has to make a living, and to my mind Pat makes a more honourable living than many. In addition, as a free agent, he can make decisions over whether he needs to take an amount from people who are in need. Exactly as it should be. What a decent man.

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