It is over a month since I communications with the Cistercian Abbot General about the sexual activities of Abbot Richard Purcell.
The fall back approach in the Church with regard sexual complaints is that the accused step aside while the investigation is ongoing.
In the case Abbot Purcell,he is still fully in office and behaving as if nothing had happened!
If Richard Purcell was the manager of a business and it emerged that he used the premises to have sex with a fellow worker – as happened in Roscrea Abbey he would have immediately dismissed for “gross misconduct”.
But in the RCC, which PREACHES from the rooftop about justice, such behaviour is still BRUSHED UNDER THE CARPET!
And the highed your rank the more dust is brushed under an even bigger carpet.
See the Cardinal McCarrick case.
We have been sold the story that monasteries are the epitome of love, truth justice right behaviour, respect etc.
But that was a GREAT BIG LIE!
We are once again seeing that the RCC monasteries are as corrupt as they were in the middle ages – places of money grabbibg, debauchery and materialism.
Mount Mellary is in the diocese of Waterford where Phonsie Cullinan is bishop.
I wrote to him about Purcell – who seems to be his best made.
Not even an acknowledgement.
But Phonsie hypocritically lectures the Irish people about vacine cancers for young girls, the evils of same sex and marriage etc.
But he tplerates and protects a monastic debaucherer in his own diocese. He even uses the monastery for his Waterford Catholic Family Days.
Phonsie we always knew you were a Opus Dei hypocrite.
And now you are proving us right.
Hang your head in shame Phonsie Cullinan!
Your patron saint Alphonsus Lugori must be turning in his grave.
Meanwhile in Meath Deenihan & Co are trying to pull off their own cover up.
I’m told that Tabernacle Kirby has been secretly brought back to the monastery during the night and is to serve, temporarily an an ordinary monk!
What about the sexual complaints?
What about the missing millions?
Meanwhile they whistle blowing monk is sent into exile and they are trying to blacken his reputation with false allegations of mental health issues and financial impropriety.
The RCC acts under pressure, when it comes to safeguarding issues.
But on everything else it is 1700 years of business as usual.
And because the RCC is part of this world’s establishment the other parts of the establishment leaves them alone.
Jesus did tell us who was the Prince of this world was and always would be.
I wrote this blog early yesterday afternoon. I then celebrated Mass at 5.30 pm and was struck by the relevance of the readings to today’s topic.
To belong to Christ, crucify all self-indulgence
If you are led by the Spirit, no law can touch you. When self-indulgence is at work the results are obvious: fornication, gross indecency and sexual irresponsibility; idolatry and sorcery; feuds and wrangling, jealousy, bad temper and quarrels; disagreements, factions, envy; drunkenness, orgies and similar things. I warn you now, as I warned you before: those who behave like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. What the Spirit brings is very different: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness and self-control. There can be no law against things like that, of course. You cannot belong to Christ Jesus unless you crucify all self-indulgent passions and desires.
Since the Spirit is our life, let us be directed by the Spirit.
You overlook justice and the love of God
The Lord said to the Pharisees: ‘Alas for you Pharisees! You who pay your tithe of mint and rue and all sorts of garden herbs and overlook justice and the love of God! These you should have practised, without leaving the others undone. Alas for you Pharisees who like taking the seats of honour in the synagogues and being greeted obsequiously in the market squares! Alas for you, because you are like the unmarked tombs that men walk on without knowing it!
A lawyer then spoke up. ‘Master,’ he said ‘when you speak like this you insult us too.’
‘Alas for you lawyers also,’ he replied ‘because you load on men burdens that are unendurable, burdens that you yourselves do not move a finger to lift.’
Did Abbot Purcell read those readings at Mass yesterday?
Did he agree with them?
How does he reconcile his lifestyle with them?