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WHO WILL REPLACE DM IN DUBLIN?

Having considered Dermo’s legacy earlier in the week, let’s consider his potential replacement.

As he leaves, Dermo’s legacy is becoming clearer.

On the PLUS side is his handling of CSA.

On the CONS side are:

1. His disastrous relationship with the Dublin clergy.

2. His Big Spender behaviour and his gabit of selling off church property way short of market value.

So it looks as if his replacement will have to

1. Heal the relationship that priests have with AB house.

2. Mend all the broken finances.

Those two projects will be enough to keep any new AB occupied for years.

So who are the runners?

PAUL TIGHE

I think that Paul Tighe would be a bad choice. He is a long time personal friend of DM’s and DM will have complained to him about the disastrous priests of Dublin.

Tighe would be as cold as DM.

BRENDAN LEAHY

Leahy is a Dublin priest. I don’t think that he has the charisma or presence to be the archbishop of Dublin. He would be a friendly face but lacks substance.

KEVIN DORAN

Kevin believes that being Gay is like having Downs Syndrome.

PHONSIE CULLINAN

Phonsie’s name has come up as a contender. Handing Dublin to Phonsie would be madness. Phonsie is an Opus Dei Catholic and is quite mad when it comes to social and sexual matters.

ALAN MC GUCKIAN

Alan has been spoken of as an outsider. But he is 67. Recently he has failed victims of abuse in Raphoe. He has also become somewhat austere.

LEONARD MALONEY SJ

The Irish provincial has been mentioned. Like Francis he is an SJ. But I had dealings with him with regard Paul Prior and the SJs and discovered that he does not acknowledge or reply to letters and emails. That smacks of of arrogance and contempt.

A DUBLIN PRIEST?

Maybe Dublin priests could suggest a Dublin priest that might make a good archbishop?

Mind you, the precedent for that is not good. Dermot Ryan went from priest to archbishop and turned out to be a proper arrogant and ignorant bugger.

I was his aide de camp on the day he was installed as archbishop in 1972 and he treated me like dirt.

So who will succeed DM?

And will he just be another disaster who will continue to preside over the managed decline of the RCC in Ireland?

DERMO NOT ATTENDING MONSIGNOR CONWAY’S FUNERAL.

I was very surprised to see that DM did not attend and preside at the funeral of Monsignor Seamus the former PP of Booterstown yesterday morning.

I do know that he attended the reception of the remains on Thursday evening. But I don’t think that is good enough.

Seamus Conway had given 57 years service to the archdiocese of Dublin.

He had even been the Vicar General for a short time.

He had served in parishes, seminaries and prisons.

I think that every priest deserves that his bishop preside at his funeral.

Of course, it makes sense for a priest friend of the deceased to preach the homily.

But for the bishop to be absent from the funeral of a priest, except for the gravest of reasons, in my opinion is unforgivable!

221 replies on “WHO WILL REPLACE DM IN DUBLIN?”

Jesuits aren’t supposed to accept episcopal office, though of course Frank did and he’s putting more of his crew into bishoprics. Religious order priests shouldn’t be bishops. They know nothing of being a diocesan priest and they decided that they didn’t have a vocation to be a diocesan priest never mind being a diocesan bishop. It would be like appointing a diocesan priest the abbot of a monastery.

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After Downside, Ealing and Ampleforth maybe it’s time for the Benedictines to get out of all schools.

It’s strange that they appointed a new abbot, an outsider from Belmont Abbey the day before the announcement. Does he have the function of being a Thomas Cromwell type disolver of the monastery, overseeing the dispersal of the worldly goods? Presumably their relics of St Oliver Plucknett will be sent to Armagh diocese?

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8.13
What a display of ignorance about the role of Thomas Cromwell in the dissolution of the monasteries!
Cromwell feathered his own nest from as early as 1530 and the demise of his patron Wolsey. The wholesale plunder of houses of religious men and women benefited the king and aristocracy to an immeasurable degree.
The ministry that Father Nicholas has so generously assumed will not be easy. His first task will be to find a new location for the monastic community. The Benedictine way of life has been around for fifteen hundred years and no doubt it will continue.

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For the last 100+ years Dublin has been blighted by the appointment of deskmen, academics and teachers who hadn’t served a day in a parish. This must stop. A major diocese with many issues needs a pastor, not a scholar or a bureaucrat.

We’ve had Dermo (a diplomat though surprisingly undiplomatic), Connell (UCD staff), McNamara (Maynooth staff then +Kerry), Ryan (UCD staff), McQuaid (Blackrock College staff) and Byrne (Irish College staff). Enough is enough.

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Paul Tighe has been a priest of the diocese for 34 years but has never served in a parish, which therefore makes him a front runner for the hat.

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#CanonMattBalancingTheBooks2020
#MattWillGiveYouaHeppingHand2020
#HeppMakingDublinGreatAgain2020
#HeppPassionatelyOnThePriestsSide2020
#CanonMattSharingTheCash2020

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Tighe is as cold as ice and hasn’t lived in Dublin for a long time. Leave him to his desk in Rome.
Leahy always looks bored an tired. He’s a managing decline sort of bishop.
I know you don’t like Doran and Phonsie, but at least they have a bit of drive about them. It would be fun to have an ex-Bunratty Castle entertainer as Archbishop of Dublin.

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Watch out for the translation of the Jesuit in Raphoe to Dublin.
He’s a J, he’s cut his teeth as a bishop, he’s worked in parishes, he is very much
in touch with the problems facing diocesean clergy.
I make Alan McGuckian a clear favourite. Then Timmo to Dromore and Neil Coll
stepped up to Raphoe.

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Our baby would absolutely love it there, she loves things like that.
When the Trafford centre in Manchester had the Christmas grotto with the moving polar bears and raindeer, I climbed over the fence and picked her up and took her over to greet them.

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Yes 2.08. I never thought of Alan but the more I think of him the more I think he ticks all the boxes. Was he not involved in a type of ministry to priests programme? Perhaps his experience in this work might be invaluable bringing back morale to Dublin clergy.
Good shout NE

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A powerful line up hi. Is there a consensus of what the diocese needs including the needs of the people. Tell ya put in Dustin the Turkey as caretaker until the rest get o the ball

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Cuddle Martin never presides at priests’ funerals. He only ever appears at the reception of remains. Yes, Pat, in every other diocese the bishop celebrates the funeral Mass – but not in Dublin. It’s indicative of what you describe – the breakdown between DM and his clergy. He regards most of them with complete contempt. It says a lot that he can’t be arsed to say the funeral Masses of priests and pays mere lip service by showing up at the reception of remains in his pointy hat.

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10.37

Does it matter, really matter, whether or not a Roman bishop presides at the funeral of a priest?

Get over yourselves, for Christ’s sake! Along with your overweening sense of specialness, and preferential treatment. This is clericalism pure and simple.

Do you truly believe that a Roman bishop has clout in Heaven beyond that of anyone else.

You people make me sick!

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There’ll be no bishop at your funeral. You’ll be lucky to get a permanent deacon or one of the Clogher lady funeral officiants.

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12.39

Lucky to have a priest or deacon officiate at my funeral? 😅

I don’t want ANY representative of an institution ‘corrupt, and riddled with corruption’ anywhere near my remains; this instruction is written into my funeral plan.

You know where you can stick your deacons and priests…as long as it is well away from children.

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12.04: And you, sir, make me sick. I hope you are not in any kind of responsible, managerial, executive position because your staff would be humiliated by your ignorance of in trouble or in times if loss and grief. It is common courtesy and a good-will gesture for the “boss” to attend an employee’s funeral or to send a representative. I also hope you are not a parent because your children would be devalued, hurt and dehumanized. You seem a jealous, begrudging fool and an utter gombeen.

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The big problems with appointing deskmen and academics as bishops is that such men are not naturally sociable. Being sociable is like a muscle and if you don’t lose it you lose it. You are also tempted to think of those who had simpler lives as curates and parish priests in unfashionable parishess as being a bit second-rate.

The chief issue is that if you mostly or exclusively worked in the Vatican or in a university or school you become accustomed to an environment in which things happened when you asked them to happen. Things were under your control because when you are in an institution the machinery of the institution means that when you pull levers, things happen. There is less need for soft skills.

Then, when catapulted into a diocese, you find that you don’t have the soft skills to deal with complicated, messy, sometimes difficult people who don’t always follow orders. Never having been a PP with curates you haven’t developed key personnel skills.

After a few months you retreat into your palace where you have temper tantrums and rely on enforcers to handle the clergy whom you hold in sullen disregard, a feeling they reciprocate. Such it is with Dermo and Noel Treanor, and was with Paddy Walsh and Cahal Daly.

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Well no bishop attended the funeral in D&C for Greg Cormican. What does that say? Was Lisbreen hemming new drapes that day? The dear Msr. Conway is not alone

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No idea why no Bishop was at Fr Cormican’s funeral. Bishop Noel almost always says the Funeral Mass for a priest and the two retired men are usually there too – even poor old Paddy Walsh in his very frail state makes the effort.

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It has been alleged that there were a number of ‘complex’ reasons why Noel wasn’t at Fr Cormican’s Funeral. True or not I don’t know.

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Pat, investigate the priest living in N Ireland who has an expensive cocaine habit and is getting his supply from loyalist paramiliatries in Belfast. Another ticking time bomb.

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Coke supresses appetite and makes you not want to eat anything. It didn’t work in the case of Fr Stephen Crossan. It is an expensive habit and too readily available via Dublin drug barons and supplied by paramilataries.

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Archbishop Eamon Martin did not attend the funeral of Fr Phelim McKeown, who was a priest of Armagh diocese, pleading a prior engagement.

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Whoever succeeds to the Archbishopric..k of Dublin will oversee the increasing demise of the Roman Church in that part of Ireland.
And good riddance to it, too.

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12.11: And will you organise the wonderful, necessary and social parish gatherings and events which cement a community? Will you provide reach out services for those who are alone, sick and housebound, which parishes do? Will you provide charitable services to those in need in parishes? Will you, in your goid riddance remark step in and fill the many gaps of social and community outreach provided by Church agencies? Thought not! You arsehole of an idiot. It’s selfish, ignorant people like you we don’t need. Good riddance, trailer trash. You talk the talk but you won’t get down and dirty in service for others.

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7.50

Your histrionic post presupposes that the happiness and functionality of the world depends on… priests.

Are you having a laugh? Or are you grouchy through a hangover? Either way YOU are the ‘arsehole’, ‘idiot’, and ‘trailertrash’ you are fond of proclaiming others.

Priests have damaged the world: it would have been much better off without them. They have done nothing but take, take, and take again from the people they self-contradictingly said they were leading and serving. They have taken their wealth, their children’s innocence, their peace, their trust, even their faith in God.

You are one of them, aren’t you? If you aren’t, you ought to hang your head in shame.

You utter fool!

Good riddance to them!!!

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A snapshot of Dermo’s globetrotting was supplied by the press office in response to an Irish Times query. The diocese revealed that in the four month period 1 August 2008 to 17 December 2008 Dermo was absent from the diocese for 53 days, almost half of the period in question.
He attended the Synod of Bishops in Rome for three weeks in October, where he had been nominated to represent the Irish Bishops Conference.
He accompanied the Dublin diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes for five days in September.
As vice-president of the Commission of the Episcopal Conferences of the EU, he attended four days of meetings in that role.
He also attended six days of meetings in his role as co-moderator of the joint working group for relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches.
He attended a two-day conference in Istanbul, in a personal capacity.
This was in addition to 15 days of his annual leave taken between August and December 2008.

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Don’t forget Dermot Farrell of Ossory. Doran not a chance. Phonsie not a chance. I think Leahy of Limerick will be in the top 3 and Tighe with also a total suprize. Is their a chance of a Priest from the Archdiocese, I doubt it very much. A Shock maybe a Priest from another Diocese but Not Timmy Bartlett.

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A couple of years ago Timmy would have been in with a chance, but Diarmuid said that the turnout for the Timmy-organised papal visit was “embarrassing”.

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Definitely a failure compared to the International Eucharistic Congress of 2012 which took Kevin Doran to the next level.

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During the papal event in Croke Park there were so many empty seats that Timmo was frantically sending out event staff to the street to beg random passers-by to come in and fill the stadium.

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Farrell is Ledwith’s cousin and was his right-hand man in a new, specially created post of “executive assistant to the president”. A company man to his fingertips.

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You do realise that aide de con means ‘con aid’, in other words a ”conman aid” in this context. A very unfortunate phrase

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Just been watching Gemma O’Dohertys live feed on her website. She seemed very upset and drained, talked about leaving Ireland and going elsewhere. Why does she do all this to herself?

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Pat, someone was saying on the internet that Mgr Ledwith is in a heterosexual relationship, and more surprisingly, that his old Maynooth student bf Jaime from Mexico was ordained but is now married with children.

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I saw Ledwith and Jaime walking together on the Via della Conciliazione. I had to do a double take because he had the wig off.

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So Ledwith gave it all up for a passing midlife crisis in which he got the hots for Jaime and now they are both heteros again? I wonder if he regrets it all, though he was going mad anyway with all his Ramtha and orbs shit and the drinking was out of control.

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To name but a few of the Priests in Dublin who would be good Archbshops, Monsignor Dan O’Connor, Fr Aquinas Duffy, both of whom have by all accounts great pastoral experience

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Not for Dublin, anywhere but Dublin. He was a chorus girl in the Coddle Panto that we have had running for far too long. He realised too late that the lead actress was in fact totally incompetent. We need someone with eyes that can see and ears that can hear. None of the chorus girls in the panto should be given the lead role. Their singing will no longer be needed and as for their dancing, well enough said. Most of the VF’s and the majority of the council of priests should follow DM into the darkness. Thank God DM will not be buried in the Pro, it would be embarrassing unless of course it happened during Covid-19 restrictions which would help explain why just 50 might attend.

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9.37: Are you f*****g serious? Really….stop joking. I suggest the present Adm of the Pro: Benelli McDermott or Iggy O Donovan (OSA).

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Iggy wouldn’t be able to say with a straight face the Creed and Confession of Faith required of new bishops.

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Pat, Coddler Martin has a practice – which I’m told is and Italian custom – of kissing the coffin of a deceased priest when he deigns to turn up for the removal – (never the Mass). One elderly Dublin priest was heard to quip that he had left instructions in his will that he should be placed upside down in the coffin so the his grace could kiss his arse! He is widely hated by the priests of Dublin.

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When Kevy Mac died, all the sems of Maynooth were bussed in, all 350 of them in choral dress, for Vespers in the Pro the evening before the late Archbishop’s Requiem. As we were going in, an aul lad with a strong Dublin accent said “Jesus Christ Himself wouldn’t get a send-off like that”.

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One old Dublin lady was watching the Dublin chapter of canons processing into the Pro and exclaimed: “Ah they look lovely in their vermin”.

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10.00
A special service for very special people, eh? God’s ‘servants’?
I remember a ‘holy’ priest publicly humiliating a little altar boy for mistakenly standing in the wrong place at the funeral of a parishoner: ‘Where do you think you are?’, he roared at the child. ‘At the funeral of a priest?!’
Such a ‘big’ man, that priest. In fact, he was lionised on this blog a year or two ago. I couldn’t help laugh at the ridiculous claims about this ill-tempered, hussy-fitting excuse for a man.
But sure, a wonderful priest.

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I hear that Dublin has 1 (ONE) SINGLE SEMINARIAN. A testament to the reign of an incompetent man promoted beyond his ability.

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9.56
Ah,but sure now! Aren’t these fellas called by God to the priesthood and not by Archbishop Martin? That’s what they keep telling us isn’t it?
So why are you blaming the poor fella for something that isn’t his fault?

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10:39 am
At least your life was not destroyed by clerical abuse.
Many have had their lives ruined thanks to the catholic church and its clergy.

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11.23

So you’re ok with the sexual abuse of children by Roman priests. You’re one of them, aren’t you?

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And by the local authorities who have enabled this abuse, prolonged suffering,
and possibly covered up?

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clerical abuse comes in many forms. We always seem to concentrate on the sexual abuse, but let’s not forget the physical and mental abuse, the fear and intimidation.

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11.23

These self-aggrandising fools believe that only a return to Tridentine traditionalism will reverse the moral rot in the Roman Church.

They haven’t the wit and insight to realise that it was in that traditionalism that the rot began.

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Fr Ryan McAleer and Fr Thomas McHugh? Highly unlikely that either of these knows any Latin – apart from Kyrie eleison – and that’s Greek.
Would they be able to parse any of the words of institution of the TLM? Or analyse any of the preces? I think not.

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Remember Tammy McHugh’s famous video about “being a priest is the bestest bestest thing ever”? No priest should be permitted near a video camera, YouTube or any social media until he is at least 30 years ordained because they invariably make absolute tits of themselves.

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This is a Liverpool woman who is having issues with the Liverpool Civil Courts, and the Social Services.
She is concerned, as are most of us, that paedophiles seem to be getting off seemingly very lightly in the past year or so, where the Liverpool Crown Court is concerned.
She, as do we all, believe there is something not quite right.
Have you had similar experiences?
https://youtu.be/DD5Lv8_NpZw

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It isn’t wildly unusual for a monastery to elect a monk of another monastery as abbot, especially when the community is small, ageing and has been badly governed for years. Dom Nicholas is a monk of Belmont (their next abbot will be Brendan Thomas) and that’s about the only flourishing EBC monastery in the UK so it’s really not surprising. The only EBC monastery which is really flourishing is St Louis so the monasteries can expect to have Americans in charge shortly!

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No it’s under the bishop. Again that’s not unusual and there is no obligation to belong to a congregation. The Confederation only dates from the nineteenth century around the time the various Franciscan orders were also joined together.

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Gibbons for sure, it’s just a matter of where would he go? They may like to keep him in Connaught. Tuam will be vacant next year (his home diocese) as will Galway. Ferns is more or less up for grabs, Killala in 3 years (I’d say John can’t wait to leave). Most bishops in Ireland are in their 50’s and 60’s. Gibbons is 50 with vast pastoral experience and a great communicator. Also very well liked. pastoral orientated.

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Whoever the old queen turns out to be, BpPat, I am sure your readers will have a field day commenting on and renaming the middle-aged or elderly homosexual successor.

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7.00pm: It’s not the bitchiness- it’s the itchiness down below and in between that causes the auld anonymous queens to bitch..😨😨😨😨😨😨😹😹😹😹😹😹😹

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They will say unkind, unflattering, embarrassing (and probably untrue) things about the old crone who accepts. I wonder how many old hens will turn it down first though like Armagh.

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We Are Church Ireland is a tiny group of malcontent boomers who lack the courage to fomally become the Anglicans they are in belief.

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3.44
Absolute rubbish!
You should be ashamed for misrepresenting this international group of Catholics seeking renewal of the Church along the lines of the Second Vatican Council.
I suspect that you’re a priest frightened of losing authority and status in the Church to the laity.
Let’s face historical fact: the clergy couldn’t have made such a mess of the Church had they sat down together and purposely determined to do so.
God keep We Are Church (Ireland). It’s voice is as prophetic as that of the above council; small-minded priests like you will not silence it, nor be able to resist it indefinitely.
Your days are numbered.

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4:30, just like Jeremy Corbyn and Co, this ‘international group of Catholics seeking renewal of the Church”, seek to moan and crib from the sidelines and protest here and there, and everything seems to bother them. Offering no substance. Heaven forbid the church were to cave into their demands, I don’t know how they would spend their days.

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4:30pm
No your talking absolute rubbish.
You should be ashamed representing an international group of idiots still seeking renewal along the lines of the disastrous Second Vatican Council. We’ve had 50 years of your renewal and it has been nothing but a disaster. What is needed is a RETURN to Catholicism we can only hope you and your foul crew’s day’s are numbered.

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6:14

Bella, do you mean a return to catholic triumphalism and cover up- to quote Dom Patrick Hederman, ‘ a concentration camp where they could control everything- and the control was really all about sex’ ? If so Bella, dream on. Love hun.xxx

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6:21pm
Yes Dona dear I do want a return to Catholic Triumphalism it was wonderful, so I will dream anything is better than the nightmare we have now. Love you too hun. XXX

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8:05

Oh Bella,Bella, Bella, that is not a dream. It sounds more like a fixed fantasy which might even be delusional. Catholic triumphalism could not have been as wonderful as you imagine.
There is only the reality of now, Bella. Love you! xxx

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4.16: And you, Pat, heaped further abuse on M. Byrne by your relentless, arrogant, sneering judgments of him for almost a year. You- BUCKLEY – are an abuser of people in their struggles and failings. You subject them to nasty, pernicious venom, with complete disregard for the consequences of your vengeful, vicious hatred. So, don’t try to pretend you “care” – you hypocrite.

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Now you strike me as a clerical scoundrel defending clerical scoundralism ?

In years to come MJB and others will be grateful for my “interventions”.

Who knows if they are not already grateful?

“God writes straight with crooked lines”.

Reflect!

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Donna at 8:32pm

Oh Donna,Donna,Donna its not delusional it was wonderful I am lucky enough to remember it. Thanks be to God I can ignore all the mayhem and mod crap that goes on in your mad mod parish. I have the great joy now of having available the True Mass and Sacraments thanks to Pope Benedict XVI so you stay in your reality, it’s not mine. I don’t think I love you any more,, so do wan!

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8:53
Ah, Bella. Don’t be like that,now, please.
Tell me what all those reports into abuse were all about if things were so wonderful in the past. Didn’t Bishops Cardinals and Popes cover up the abuse that was going on all over the world. I still love you,Bella.xxx

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There are some talented capable men in Dublin but Pat, who in their right mind would want to succeed Dermo? It’s akin to being made Captain of the Titanic while the water is pouring in. It needs to be a no-nonsense existing bishop and Ossory looks like the only real prospect. Doran of Elphin is too far to the right as is poor Fonsie. The Gnome of Cashel has ambitions but the Nuncio is apparently not taken by him. Nulty of Kildare and Leighlin is a good country bishop but lacks the finesse and gravitas for Dublin,

The men mentioned earlier are O’Connor – too old, cute as a fox and hears the grass growing. Duffy, smug guarded individual renowned as a tight-wad. O’Sullivan has delusions of grandeur and cultivates the well off. Rigney -wired to the moon incapable of listening.
Methinks we better think it out again!

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5.30: Consuela, how about Dustin the Turkey: The real one that went Eurovision not the turkeys in the Diocese already mentioned…🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻….vote for DUSTIN…😁😁😁😁😁😂😂😁😍😍😘😘😎😎…

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So the only Priests from within the Dublin Diocese mentioned as Dermos replacement were 3 Priests. Msgr O Connor, Aquinas Duffy and Andrew O Sullivan. Surely their are more possible Pastoral Men and Leaders from within the Archdiocese. What about Rigney ?.

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Both of them are possibles rather than impossibles. That said both are current VF’s and part of the chorus line in the current “Coddle the Panto” that means both are just one step above zombies in the food chain. DM picked them becvause they were useless, splineless, visionless chorus line cheerleaders. While living in fantasy land you might as well throw in Joe Mullan for the laugh. The cast is beginning to look like House of Cards As for the mention of Rigney, LOL LOL LOL LOL another member of the chorus line. Being a Canon will hopefully be as far as he progresses.

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Maybe some of them will answer you.
In my opinion the difference is thus – Timmo is unashamedly ambitious – Eugene on the other hand quietly dreams of being the bride. And there cannot be 2 bride’s 😝

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Why would you be interested in the likes of that 5:33pm? Would you ever piss off you saddo? You’ve little to be doing.

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5.35: You should MYOB… You are such a Bitch. Stay out of the Catholic Church’s business, you troublemaker. Get your own life an the Oratory in order… first..

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6:20 pm
You wouldn’t be on Paddy Towers hot list , would you Bro.
Somebody has to keep an eye on the Catholic Church’s business.
I mean, we don’t want more reports, or do we…

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Both of them are possibles rather than impossibles. That said both are current VF’s and part of the chorus line in the current “Coddle the Panto” that means both are just one step above zombies in the food chain. DM picked them becvause they were useless, splineless, visionless chorus line cheerleaders. While living in fantasy land you might as well throw in Joe Mullan for the laugh. The cast is beginning to look like House of Cards

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MissJane Brody and Company👿👿👱‍♀️👱‍♀️👱‍♀️👱‍♀️👱‍♀️says:

6.34: God forbid that either men should be foisted on Dublin. God forbid. One is a climber, the other always feels superior to the rest and neither are much regarded by the Dublin clergy. Leave them where they are. Mayhem would ensue.

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Very Rev. Patrick Fitzgerald has been appointed Vicar General along with Rt. Rev. Mgr. Nicholas O’Mahony and Very Rev. William Canon Ryan.

Very Rev. Brendan Canon Crowley to retire as PP of St. Peter & Paul’s Parish Clonmel and be PE of St. Peter & Paul’s.

Rev. John Treacy to be appointed PP of St. Peter and Paul’s, Clonmel.

Rev. Michael Toomey to be appointed administrator of Ardfinnan, Ballybacon and Grange, and also as administrator of Newcastle & Fourmilewater.

Very Rev. Garrett Desmond to be appointed Parish Priest of the parish of Touraneena and the Nire

Fr. John Philip, Fr. Bobit, Fr. Russel (Hospital Chaplains) to cover one Sunday Mass and one weekday Mass in the parish of St. Joseph and St. Benildus.

Very Rev. Paul Murphy to retire as PP of St. John’s Parish.

Very Rev. Tom Rogers to be appointed as PP of St. John’s parish and administrator of Ballybricken Parish

Very Rev. Michael Mullins to retire as PP of Ballybricken parish and become PE.

Very Rev. Joseph Flynn to retire as PP of Ballyporeen and become AP. Parish to be administered by Fr. Bobby Power and Fr. Jim Denmead.

Very Rev. Gerard O’Connor to retire as PP of Clashmore.

Appointments to take affect from September 1st.

Further appointments to follow in due course.

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I can offer the following odds for Dublin
1/2 – Paul Tighe (Dublin)
2/1 – Phonsie Cullinan (Waterford & Lismore)
4/1 – Brendan Leahy (Limerick)
8/1 – Richard Gibbons (Tuam)
18/1 – Fintan Gavin (Cork & Ross)
13/2 – Aidan O’Boyle (Killala)
11/4 – Seamus O’Connell (Kerry & Maynooth)
50/1 – Michael Mullaney (Cashel & Emly & Maynooth)
60/1 – Tom Surlis (Achonry & Maynooth)
88/1 – Kevin Doran ( Elphin)
100/1 – Pat Buckley (Oratory)
250/1 – Sean Jones (Kerry)
300/1 – Canon Matt Hep (Afterlife)
500/1 – Brendan Hoban (Killala)
500/1 – Brian Darcy (Passionists)
500/1 – Rory Coyle (Armagh)
666/1 – Magna Carta (God only knows)
1000/1 – Bono (Dublin South Side)

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John-Paul Sheridan is a full-time theology lecturer in Maynooth AND a PP in Annacura in Ferns diocese. How much time can he give realistically to his parish responsibilities?

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Fanny’s a dab hand in a rural/pastoral setting. She used to help her Granny Mullaney milk the heifers. Oh she can pitch in like a right one and she bakes a fine tart of a Tuesday.

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Transfers and Appointments 2020
The Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, Dr Kieran O’Reilly, has made the following clerical appointments in the Archdiocese:
1. Very Rev. Peter Brennan, PP, Clonoulty & Rossmore to be PP Clerihan
2. Very Rev. Joseph Tynan, PP, Kilteely & Dromkeen to continue as Adm. Knocklong & Glenbrohane
3. Rev. Thomas Hearne, CC, Cashel & Rosegreen to be PP Clonoulty &
Rossmore

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8.14
Actually nothing was debunked: there was merely the pretence of such.
I hate to be a party-pooper, but what’s an honest soul to do in a dishonest world? 😕

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Yes, an excellent analysis with historical back up info.
And, I thought, wouldn’t it be revealing to have a similar analysis of the origins of Christianity and its subsequent development.
I certainly think it might shatter a lot of misled beliefs.
MMM

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I think Ferns has a better chance of getting one from within the Diocese after Brennan retires. Dalton, Fegan, Broaders, Marken. I think Farrel from Ossory will get Dublin. Another Dermo by Name.. LOL

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Enda Cunningham or Kieran McDermott for Dublin??? Cunningham is a depressive and a carrier. McDermott has a vacuum between his ears. Heaven preserve us. Whatever next Brian Darcy!

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Kieran has a vision, a big vision – he had his house in Dundrum refurbished for a few million including the small ancillary costs to the parish centre, he excelled in the Coddle Panto and moved to Adm in the Pro – he refuses to occupy 83 Marlborough Street, the parochial house attached to the Pro because it is outdated, damp, cold and unbecoming of a priest of his stature.

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8.48: What stature?? Benelli has notions of grandeur..No one trusts him and he’s so self important that he doesn’t even notice the AB’s disregard for him. Benelli, benelli for kitchen sraff.

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Ab Martin submitted his resignation when he turned 70, they have had 5 years to look for a replacement. Diddly and dallying sends out a message that there’s no one of any quality to take his place, and they need more time to search. The Nuncio essentially chooses the next bishop. It’s just a matter of getting it stamped and signed in Rome.

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BREAKING NEWS ARCHDIOCESE OF GLASGOW
A school chaplain is to stand trial accused of having sex with a girl. Father John Sweeney, 45, allegedly committed the offence between September 2016 and June 2017. Sweeney is also accused of kissing and cuddling the girl, who was under 18, as well as sending her naked pictures of himself. The charge states Sweeney was chaplain at a secondary school in Glasgow where the girl was a pupil. It claims Sweeney met her outside school and took her to various locations in his car. He is charged with repeatedly engaging in sexual activity with the schoolgirl while in a position of trust. It is also alleged the girl was supplied with alcohol and asked about her sexual history by Sweeney.
Sweeney faces a separate charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at St Maria Goretti’s parish house in the city. The charge claims Sweeney swore, uttered sectarian remarks as well as repeatedly make a threatening gesture in October 2016. Sweeney pleaded not guilty on Friday during a hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court. A trial has been set for March next year by Sheriff Andrew Cubie. Sweeney, of the city’s Royston, was granted bail meantime.

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Another exclusive by Taggart. We should pray for Fr Sweeney. I cannot comment if he is guilty or not, a Jury will decide that. All I know is that he is a good and prayerful man and from
what I know of him, no alarm bells ever rang. Pray for the alleged victim too.

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Taggart is certainly on top of things in Scotland and is good with the exclusives. Who is he? A Priest or Deacon?

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This man was arrested 3 years ago. Ridiculous that any investigation takes this long. The impact on all must be beyond awful.

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Police Scotland are also investigating Fr Neil McGarrity. Arrested and charged but under investigation for sexual misconduct towards a minor. Archdiocese of Glasgow need lit prayers.

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I can’t understand the legal problem if she is under 18 (assuming she is over 16)
Not being funny but many a man and woman has had sex with someone between 16-18.
I’m not condoning his actions but what is the offence?

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The offence is that he has has allegedly had sex with a school girl under 18 in his care. Having sexual relations with someone 16+ isn’t illegal but when you are in charge of them as a teacher, Priest, Social Worker etc it is as this is a position of
Trust.

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The legal problem is that he was in a position of trust by working in her school. That makes it legally very different in the UK.

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Much as I can’t stand McGarrity and neither can most of the clergy and nearly all of the lay faithful I know, he hasn’t done anything wrong. all will come out in the wash.

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Yes. I can’t stand him either. In fact to most people I know he is insufferable. That said he is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.

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Pat would ye say an auld prayer for Biddy McGonagle? She’s up in the Altnagelvin under the high doctor with gearbox trouble. Don’t let on I told ye for she’d be mortified. She’s in the stirrups come Monday morning so they can have a good look under the bonnet.

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Downside – the missing Dean of Belfast was a regular at one time. I once met him there. He wore his learning lightly. He had the common touch I did hear. Fine baritone.

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Pat are you prepared and willing to have a face to face discussion with Michael Mullaney over the recent Maynooth scandal.

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the offical position is one of nothing to discuss. Mullaney is out for blood just look at his nasty comments regarding Mark Mohan of Meath.

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We are all one happy gay family in Maynooth. I loved me Chris Derwin and his carry on and my Byrne and his Calvin Klein sented aroma. I did a great Job in forming them. Bold Fanny Mullaney and his erotic dark antics. Don’t mention the Dark web accounts.

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Pat what the hell is going on in Maynooth. If the above allegations are authentic there needs to be clarification on whether these web sites were actually legal or illegal as its alleged access was on the Dark Web browser. This story is getting bigger each hour Pat, multiple sources are suggesting a Dark web portal similar to an online moodle system for sharing data and videos. This is the end.

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