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JOHN PAUL LYTTLE ON SABBATICAL ???

Egan and Lyttle

The latest stage in the John Paul Lyttle saga is that the Portsmouth diocese have listed him on their website as being on “sabbatical”.

Sabbatical means one thing in the dictionary and the rest of the world and another thing in the RCC.

In the world a sabbatical means a paid period of time off usually after serving in a place like a university for a set number of years.

In the RCC it can mean anything:

1. In hiding after making a woman pregnant.

2. Lying low after the church discovered you fathered a child.

3. A break in between parishes after some money has gone missing.

4. And more regularly these days, time off after being outed for being actively gay; waving you willie at young men on the Internet; discovered attending a gay sauna; found having sex on an altar with a seminarian, etc; etc.

Its very hard to know what sabbatical means in the RCC.

Our JOHN PAUL is on sabbatical after:

1. Inviting a young police man for dinner and 3 bottles of wine at his parish in Reading.

2. Asking the police man to stay over telling him the PP was away.

3. Telling the police man that he himself is ” always horny, wanks and watches gay porn”.

4. The young policeman, who was contemplating a vocation, was shocked and reported the incident to the diocese.

The diocese and its bishop, Egan, then sent him to live in another parish and said he was doing “research”.

The people copped on to where he was and then he left there.

Now we hear he is on sabbatical.

JP had had “issues” for years.

He was active in Belfast seminary.

He was active in Oscott.

He was dismissed by Bishop Hollis of Portsmouth.

He was taken back in by the new bishop and ordained in a hurry and in quasi secrecy compared to most ordinations.

He fell from the balcony of a priests house and nearly died.

What is going on here?

What has Egan been at?

What will the next chapter of the saga be?

Any Portsmouth priest willing to update us?

107 replies on “JOHN PAUL LYTTLE ON SABBATICAL ???”

Wasn’t his ordination on a weekday evening? I’ve never heard of such a strange time for an ordination, even for a permanent deacon.

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If any of the allegations made against this degenerate character are true it’s not a sabbatical he should be on but dismissal with immediate effect. That’s the only update we need to hear.

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He also spent a year with the Montfort Missionaries in Southampton.

Alarm bells should have been ringing in bishop’s house after his fall. He displayed an immaturity and lack of prudence as a 28 year old seminarian in inviting three strangers he met in a pub back to the presbytery in which he was staying with his extremely close friend Fr Ray Lyons. That was how Fr Ray described himself in newspaper reports after the fall.

All very strange.

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I don’t undertand why bishops take restless candidates who go for order to order, diocese to diocese. It rarely ends well.

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Its Clonliffe. I never had sex in Clonliffe, Waterford or Wales. I have never lived or worked in Derry.

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Hollis an unfashionably solid and humane man, was leaving open AJP’s options to seek a livelihood and housing, an opportunity millions only yearn for.

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Say what you like about the bishop of Portsmouth he’s worked a LOT sooner than the Abbot General of the Cistercians or Abbot Father of Mount Mellary. Good riddance to hypocrites. If priesthood and religious life were “a free for all” many an ACTIVE gay man would join up and Maynooth, Roscrea and Mount Mellary would be packed to the rafters.

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Priesthood and religious life is a sexual free for all! In the lead are the secular clergy and the Dominicans and the Redemptorists.

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There are a number of sexually active Dominicans in Ireland.

One of them met a young man in the Munster area a few times and masturbated him.

I have the names of three or four of them.

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Must you be so clinical, Bp Pat? Genitalic stimulation via phallengetic motion would be more appropriate for the more… well, let’s just say, delicate readers.

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What about the transalpines on Papa Stronsay, Bp Pat, I imagine they’re “at it” as well 24/7.

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The Bishop Of Portsmouth seems quite happy to promote and stay at Farnborough Abbey despite the “Usual” interests Of Abbot Cuthbert Brogan and members of his community!

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Dot Cotton? I’m your biggest fan! 🥰
I miss the chats and cups of tea with biscuits in the launderette, your words of wisdom and the lowdown on all things covert neighborhood waych 🙄
And most of all… The gossip whilst my smalls are doing a 40 cotton cycle 😚
You taught me to seperate my cottons from my synthetics; truths from falsehoods; good from evil; pure, bright and dazzling colours from filhy, disgusting and mucky abhorrents.

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On sabbatical😅: this reminds me of the movie, Spotlight. Investigative journalists at the Boston Globe discovered that the Archdiocese of Boston used various designations, e.g. ‘sick leave’, to conceal the actual reason for the absence of certain priests from ministry: the by-now depressingly familiar, kiddie-fiddling.
Every one of these designations was a lie by euphemism. Every one. I don’t doubt that the phrase used to identify Little’s absence, ‘on sabbatical’, is another such designation.
Why any Catholic bothers any longer with these lying parasites is utterly beyond me.
There is nothing as near ground-level, morally speaking, as a Romanist priest. They disgust me, and most others. Imagine, then, how they affect Christ.😕

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Not so fast with the whitewash.

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/archbishop-aymond-new-orleans-travis-clark-kolakovic/

1. Aymond sat on his hands over the predecessor till after this arrest, and over these details till the court filings were public.
2. A school head has ripped into him for keeping them in the dark about the predecessor.
3. Aymond has been abuse poster “boy” for 20 years.
4. Aymond was bishop somewhere else – why did he have to get out of there so quick?
5. Both things are in one parish so the rest of his powerful senior prestigious archdiocese won’t mind a bit.

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Excellent comparison , its shows up Creans failure, he should resign.
Was he got at by a solicitor, wasn’t there a letter to be read at all masses only to be pulled at the last minute, did the association of catholic priests get there pro bono legal team on the case,they have been coming to the aid of accused priets all over the country

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I can only wish JPL all the best, and hope that his ‘sabbatical’ will result in him recognising that he has hit the end of the road with regard to ministry. He is evidently not suitable, as has been shown by his frequent mistakes and missteps, and it is clear that he does not have the qualities required for ministry as a priest in the Catholic Church. In any other profession he would most certainly have been shown the door already, but in the Catholic Church we are still hung up on the grace of ordination and this notion that he is always a a priest and therefore bend over backwards to give him the benefit of the doubt and more chances. However, I suspect even + Portsmouth has realised that this is no long tenable, and JPL will now be in the process of moving on with his life outside the Church. I wish him well. But, painful though the transition might be for him, it is necessary for him to do it, for his sake and for the sake of the Church. He will eventually find himself a lot happier and settled. I do hope that I am correct that + Portsmouth has also reached this conclusion. Although, he does seem to think that he knows best and it would not surprise me if he does give JPLK even another chance. I do hope not.

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Any young man can commit imprudences. Sounds like this hypocrite (8:26) wants ministers who are not men at all, or more likely he does not want any ministers at all, and is an anti-catholic robed in fake catholic piociousness.
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Oh, here we go again, Bp Pat, with JPL! At least Dickie and Kathy can have the weekend off from your relentless scrutiny and probing.

Of course, we have come to know “sabbatical” can also mean a £30K defagging programme in New York for the lucky few (Rory, for example), or just another way of saying, he’s gone and won’t be coming back.

I rather think £30K would be wasted on JPL.

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I admire Fr John Paul and I watch his YouTube channel regularly. He is an exceptional confessor, and he is very understanding of my sexuality and my devotion to church. He is a good man.

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9:03am

Are you for real? the very last thing he is, is a good man he is a disgrace to The Sacred Priesthood. I’m sure he tells you what you want to hear in the confessional but that’s not helping you. It is just an other thing he will be held accountable for, leading souls astray.

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Lucas at 9.03: But you forget…..this blog is not interested in any human goodness JP may possess. Once his failures of any kind are unearthed, he will be crucified as he doesn’t fit Buckley’s expectation. Always remember CHRIST and his mercy. That is the standard by which, as God’s people, act and behave not the merciless, venom and dangerous criticism and nastiness on this blog.

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9.47

You sentimental, self-indulgent, and imprudent fool.

There is a difference between failing morally now and then, and being in a state of chronic, recidivist, immoral behaviour. Lyttle is in the latter category.

He doesn’t want to change.

He is unrepentant.

He is a hypocrite.

For Christ’s sake, literally, will you apologists for spiritual banditry in the priesthood ever grow up?!

Souls are at stake, you utter fools!

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He’s just an ordinary gay young man. It’s the myth of celibacy that allows the pharisees here to demonize him, though they themselves also mock that myth! Double binds, doublethink, doublespeak, and double lives on every side….

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He doesn’t have a YouTube channel. There is one video of him on YouTube, during which he takes time off, from being horny and wanking, to piously bleat on about the Rosary. If you watch one video regularly you must have no life at all.

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10.16: Sounds yo me that your soul is definitely at stake – is in deep troubke with that hate outburst. Go to confession and ask for God’s mercy. Look at your own impoverished spirit.

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Yes, much better to ignore it and have confidence in the responsible authorities’ ability to bury it. Then pious ears will not be scandalised… until it all comes out in 20 years.
Your attitude is what has caused the abuse scandal.

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We are going to expose the underbelly of you Buckley. A gay man obsessed by younger Clerics. You went very quiet on gorgeous. Now he is telling us why.

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I have never met Gorgeous. And I don’t believe what you say.

But I admire how he has dealt with his “misfortunes” and gone on to do what he has done in chaplaincy – and he knows that I admire that.

BTW MJ and JPL were in seminary together and did not get along.

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It would appear that someone is always trying to instigate or implicate Gorgeous in other issues. Could this be a diversion tactic Pat? The old bait and switch – you talk about (a seminarian or priest), they in turn (talk about Gorgeous) to try and get you to focus on him. I am starting to see a pattern here; can you Pat?

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As far as I can see MJ has changed his life. He is no longer an active deacon. He is a hospital lay chaplain and doing excellent work by all accounts.
Someone is implying that Gorgeous is sharing text messages between MJ and I.
We only had one texting chat 4 years ago and I am very happy to have that published as there was / is nothing untoward about it.
There is no need for me to focus on MJ as he is not an active cleric and free to live his life as he wishes. In fact, I hope he finds love, if that is his wish.

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1.12 I know a lot whose minds are being fried, sadly not considered sensational enough by their parents, sadly considered theologically correct by the rising political stars

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Should not Dickie Purcell also be on ‘sabbatical’, even if a scintilla of what has been alleged is true ? Surely it is the responsible thing to do until such time as the truth is known. I expect, however, that he will be streaming the Mass from his monastery tomorrow. Their stick the head in the sand, ignore at all costs, do nothing approach is an affront to the faithful who expect that Church to do the right thing. And, as so often disappointed.

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It was the Abbot General himself who told me about Dickie Purse”s “problems” in Roscrea – something I knew nothing about previously.

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Bishop did he mention anything about al fresco sex? It wasn’t all indoor fun in the Boiler House you know.

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There are a number of sexually active Dominicans in Ireland.

One of them met a young man in the Munster area a few times and masturbated him.

I have the names of three or four of them.

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Pat, seriously you couldn’t make this up. For the umpteenth time, clergy are public figures and their ‘problems’ which may affect others should be public.
This is not like he’s having an appendix operation.
If there are any clergy reading this who maintain the fantasy of a private life, clear off right now.
And Pat, you should name those Dominicans ASAP.

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Pat don’t loose sight of the highest ranking Irish Hypocrite you have! Namely Mount Mellary and once again, it wasn’t all indoor fun

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Bishop, the Boiler House doesn’t have an outdoor space but there are plenty of outdoor spaces around the country and not just in Waterford. Did the Abbot General not tell you about those? Perhaps the Abbot General didn’t know about them either, just like he didn’t know about the Boiler House. The Abbot General was kept in the dark about more than Boilerhouse and I don’t mean Dark Room.

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In case readers don’t realise, in that photo JPL is sitting on the throne used by Benedict XVI and which is now in Oscott.

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Porstmouth will probably now take its priest directory off its website, as many dioceses have done, eg Meath, because it shows the Missing in Action.

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Look, the solution is simple. If you take a vow of celibacy or chastity as a priest or monk, you are really expected to do your best to keep it. If it is problematic for you, and it leads you in to cruising, saunas, alfresco sex, dishonest relationships, taking advantage of people, then you need to do the honest and straightforward thing and find another way of life that suits your predilections. Just living a lie is not healthy or good for you, for those around you, or for the Church. So, please, have a think and be honest with yourself and take the right steps. I would be the first to admire your integrity and honesty. Now, if you decide that you want to be celibate or chaste, then great, go for it. But, you can’t have it all ways.

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THE GAY MAFIA

The gay mafia of priests and seminarians are very upset today and firing off nasty comments – which are being expediently ending up binned.

Its becoming increasingly clear to me that there is a very extensive gay network in dioceses, the Dominicans the Reds etc – with the odd Cistercian bringing up the rear.

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The OPs have a large traditionalist element as well. I reckon it’s cover for their gay network. The two often do go hand in hand.

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In my experience ALL traditionalist clergy are either repressed homosexuals, transvestites or secretly active homosexuals.
There are no exceptions to the rule.

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Speaking of cover (and cover-ups), a new book is being released in The States this month; it’s called ‘The Corrupter of Boys’, by Prof. Dyan Elliot. And guess what? It is a well-documented (and I do mean ‘well documented’) tramp through the historical sludge of Romanist pederasty and paedophilia, and the policy of its intentional concealment, going all the way back even to the first century.

In his review of the book for NCR, Dr Thomas Doyle OP dismisses prevailing talk of a ‘crisis’ of child-sexual abuse by Romanist priests, because ‘crisis’ suggests the historical untruth that the phenomenon of the sexual violation of children by priests is only a recent one, a feature particularly of the 20th century; in fact, it is practically as old as Christianity itself, and it is certainly as old as the emergence of an exclusive and elitist Romanist priesthood.

This priesthood, and the abuse of young people, are clearly correlated, a relationship strengthened by the growing conceit among clergy in the very early period of the Church, that they were holy purely by effect of ordination. I have always said that priesthood was never intended by Christ, and this confirms my view.

The book costs around £37. I presume this is the for hardback edition.

Dr Doyle has highly praised the book; so, too, have other scholars.

It shines more than a flickering light on the hidden dark corners of historical Romanism, such is the sweep, and the depth, of the book’s research and sources.

I intend to purchase a copy as soon as the book is on sale.

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2:56
A headcount of the staff of the OP seminary in the inner-city, (seemingly more staff there than students) where they remain untouched by their surroundings and a spotlight shone on each one would be worth conducting.

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JP took a little time out from being horny, slugging red wine, trying to seduce young men, watching porn and shooting his load, to make this lovely video here

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And he looks so pious, so sincere, so holy. So earnest and Christ-like.
Now do you understand, Cathbots, how easy it is for these charlatans to con trusting, deferential, compliant, and complaisant people?
And they do it EVERY day, without a flicker of conscience, a moment’s concern for the people before them.
This evil cult of Romanist priesthood.

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Very few priests are in reality ‘devout’ they seem to accept very early on that it’s a job or a form of performance perhaps for the greater good but hardly ever genuinely touching their own souls

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5.01
‘… but hardly ever genuinely touching their souls.’
And that’s it, in the proverbial nutshell. Nor would they wish their souls touched in this way, for it would mean abandoning the cheap pearl of self-interest and self-aggrandisement. And for what exactly? Walking in the footsteps of that pale Galilean, and ending up, like him, rejected, abandoned, and cruified. Sure who in his right friggin’ mind would want that ‘pearl of great price’? Not the JPL playboys, that’s for sure. Nor any other Romanist priest.
And so they have to play the game of pretense, to keep the punters in the pews satisfied, and to have them keep giving generously to the parasites in the sanctuary
And on and on it goes.

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“Very few priests are in reality ‘devout’ they seem to accept very early on that it’s a job or a form of performance perhaps for the greater good but hardly ever genuinely touching their own souls”. No, they combine adolescent devotion to their male love objects and real devotion to Jesus, with a certain amount of compartmentalization.

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5.01: Utter nonsense and more lies. There’s a big difference between ‘devout, ‘prayerful’ and ‘spiritual’. We try to be Christ-like – with great challenge and difficulty.

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It’s not nonsense and it’s not a lie it’s an observation based on facts which are clearly observable on this blog. How can you say ‘we’ ? It isn’t difficult to be Christ like people without any religious beliefs live their daily lives with a sense of responsibility towards others and service but without pomposity and self aggrandisement.Its priests who have made other people’s lives a challenge and full of difficulties by their abuse of power and control, their bad judgement and advice when they should have been the first ones to have recourse to prayer and devotion

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There is no “prayer and devotion” on this blog, and there may well be much prayer and devotion in the young clerics it targets.

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Indeed. @5:21, you’re very …….trying!
@4:59, 5:01 and 5:31 comment truths and realities you very “trying” lot seem completely unable and/or unwilling to publicly acknowledge.
I firmly believe that only a small proportion of RC clergy are devout and sincere in their beliefs concerning the whole rag bag of catholic teaching: a much greater proportion have such doubt as to cause them to internally disregard much of the theological morass of RCC teachings, but they continue “in role” from a belief that they fulfill a “pastoral/caring” mission; while another substantial proportion realise that it’s all a load of codswallop, but “hey-ho”, it provides a cushy lifestyle to enjoy so why give that up. The latter two groups are additionally greatly influenced by their knowledge of their lack of other employment skills and consequent viable alternatives in the labour market.
I won’t try to guess the proportions, but generally speaking: there you have it!
Anyone disagree?
And back it up with some explanation please. Even a little might give cause to reflect: stupid ad hominem retorts simply confirms my views.
I don’t feel any need to provide any back up here for my beliefs, for the whole charade of RC clerical behaviour so often revealed here should suffice for any intelligent rational person.
MMM

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6.50: MMM – are you suffering a little dementia? We had the same chapter from you for the last few days….yawn!!! You do not speak for me. Many of us have endeavoured to be sincere and genuine in expressing our beliefs, our ministry and our understanding of life as we now find it. All things change over time and I have to continually adapt to such. I do not however look to your vision of life, much as I respect your choices, simply on the evidence of your complete mockery, jeering and condescension. For someone of your abilities, it is regtettable that you are so dismissive. Incidentally, all of my class colleagues (14) have university and seminary degrees, thankfully, ranging from arts, to psychology, languages, philosophy, history, theology, religious education …etc…Those who left (3) went into further education and some who remained (3) became lecturers…So, were I to have left in my 30’s, I hope I would have ended up teaching. It was always my desire but now I am a “teacher” with a Christ-mission.!! After 4 decades, I do not regret my decision even though it is more challenging and I acknowledge my failures daily. Would I travel the same route again? – No.

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Well 8.11 Your final words: “would I travel the same route again? No!” For the rest of you: there you have it!
Believe me I do appreciate the predicament you guys are in. Like cornered rats with nowhere to go.
I do have some sympathy, but it’s tempered with knowledge of how many of you just kept your head down, didn’t challenge, didn’t get out, and now suffer the consequences. A working life can be tough schitt outside of clerical privilege
Brace yourself.
MMM

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The Gay Mafia got one in last night wondering if it were a case of mistaken identity in the Boilerhouse. He practically had a gold card and you know how clergy can talk (the ones who saw him). And the ones who like the outdoors in various spots. I hope he was putting in for mileage expenses

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6.14: You are confused as your comment is poorly expressed. What is observable on this blog is that some clerics are accused of deviant behaviour, contrary to their vows taken upon ordination. A higher standard is expected of clerics and thus, when failures, hypocrisy, criminal behaviour (abuse, embezzlement, etc..) are uncovered, there is a natural outrage. It is true that some clerics, while initially well intentioned, discover their human inability to remain faithful to the ideal of priesthood. If, every time I failed in human behaviour and was to be rebuked savagely and nastily by others, I would no longer be in ministry. Sadly, because of clerical abuse, sexual improprieties and financial scandals, priests, being the public face of the institutional Church, feel hugely challenged, fearful and often despairing in the face of personal failures of everyday life, solely because a higher standard is always (and rightly) expected. It is absolutely necessary to name all wrongdoing and for the civil courts to seek justice and truth. It is absolutely necessary that the institutional Church be scrutinised, analysed and challenged. I accept that much of the angst, disillusionment and despair among clergy is self inflicted. Yet, as an ‘ordinary’ priest, doing what I am responsible for to the best of my ability, I find that I am questioning my relevance now more than ever. For many of us in today’s wirld, the covid 19 is a very serious time and forces us all to ask seminal questions about the purpose of our lives. Ministry as a priest is a very fragmenting and almost soul destroying experience at the moment. Certainly, whiile I detest all nasty, vicious and ill tempered criticism, i have to stand before my conscience each day and define what really matters. The way of Christ, his life alone matters as to how I navigate these days as a priest.

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I am not confused and my comment was simply made, yours always have a word or two attack. I can’t see why you take any comments on this blog to heart, I’m sure even Fr John Paul knows there’s more than a grain of truth in what’s been written today. Why don’t you just switch off your computer and go out do something less boring instead ?

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Can someone who hasn’t done a week’s work get a free Saturday yoke or is this another word for therapy hi. Therapy theres another am big you is word hi

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