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QUESTIONS FOR BRENDAN COFFEY – ABBOT OF GLENSTAL.

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GLENSTAL:

1. Who was the Glenstal priest that became Abbot of Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem?

2. What were the circumstances of that priest having to resign as abbot and leave Jerusalem?

3. Were the Israeli police and the CDF involved and did it involve sexual matters?

4. . Did that priest return to Glenstal when he left Jerusalem?

5. Was that priest later given a reference by Glenstal to become a priest of the Church of England in the diocese of Chichester?

6 Was that reference written by you or your predecessor as abbot?

7. Did you appoint a junior monk from the African continent as your secretary.

7. Is that monk still in Glenstal?

8. Did monks of Glenstall drive a junior monk on a regular basis to receive spiritual direction from Richard Purcell OCSO?

SILVERSTREAM:

1. Have you presided over the return of Mark Kirby as a choir monk of Silverstream?

2. In view of all the information you have been given are you claiming not to be aware of Mark Kirby’s sexual behaviours?

3. Are you aware of the accusation that Mark Kirby paid a sum of money to an external worker at Silverstream in a bid to stop him revealing what he witnessed?

4. Are you aware that Mark Kirby kept a large drawer of cash in his office that he handed out wily nily?

5. Are you calling the former monk of Silverstream a liar when he complained of Kirby’s inappropriate behaviour towards him and geave financial mismanagement?

6. Do you stand over the decision to ask the whistleblower monk to leave his home of ten years DURING A PANDEMIC?

7 Is it appropriate for Mark Kirby to be living with a group of young men?

8. Is Richard Purcell srill on Silverstreamvisitation panel?

I’m quite sure you will not answer these question for me.

But I wanted to make readers aware of these important questions.

I am asking these questions on the basis of information and documentation in my possession.

So, I may have to answer the questions on your behalf.

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116 replies on “QUESTIONS FOR BRENDAN COFFEY – ABBOT OF GLENSTAL.”

Why luv?! Don’t keep us dangling.
I’ve just popped the kettle on and got biccies out so you’ve got no choice but to spill the beans, now.
Well…?

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Fair play to you Pat Buckley. Natural justice cries out that you reveal what you know. You’re right to expose any hypocrisy you hear about. The truth will set you free!

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Re question No 1. According to Google, an Abbot of Dormition called Gregory Collins resigned in June 2016, just five years after the Bishop of D&C warmly welcomed her election. No reason is given for Miss Collins’ resignation, but it followed a period of reflection and prayer.

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The ubiquitous “sabbatical” was also mentioned, Bp Pat, which as we know invariably means an extended period of time in the hope things will blow over.

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Apparently, her five years at Dormition brought many joys but also many difficulties, including a knock on the door from the Israeli police by the sounds of things.

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The Isreali police don’t muck about. There’d be none of the “mind how you go, Father” that you’d get from the Guards.

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I had to defend studends and some genuinely afraid clerics (the clerics were not afraid of their ordinary…).
I got PTSD, but I’d still do it all again in a heart beat. I’m a fool like that, but hey-ho x

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I see Old Mother Burke is harping on about traditional Church teaching on sexual matters again, particularly homosexuality, in light of Francis’ recent comments on civil partnerships/ unions. I wonder what he has to say about transsexuality, because looking at him I’m sure he’s transitioning to being and old dame. He must be taking hormones to help him become smoother of cheek, rounder of hips and girth, and no doubt under all that satin and ermine you will find some female breasts. When will he finally undergo the knife and dispense with his willy, which he will claim he’s not used for decades. What a camp old Queenie Bitch he is. Francis should do a Becciu on him on the grounds of disobedience, disloyalty and being Burke.

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Meanwhile, over at CTS Kunty McKeever is “crying out to heaven for vengeance.” The new Hate Bill Scotland will soon put a spoke in her wheel.

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Filthy remark which should be deleted. I am disappointed this remark was allowed. Some weeks back there was dialogue between this blog and CTS. It was stated by the blogger that no bad personal remarks would be accepted about the editor of CTS. I believe you have been pulled up before about the use of your filthy remark. Clean up your act.

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8:17am

I think that it is you who is a camp Queenie Bitch, Cardinal Burke is one of the very few Catholic Prelates we have left God Bless him. It seems that it is only people like you who have a big problem with prelatial dress that was the norm. until the hellish Vat. II. No one thought anything about it until then. If anyone needs to go and the sooner the better its Bergolio before he does any more damage to The Church than he already has.

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Is that Fr Littleton talking ? Burke is probably your hero. Except he knows how to wear traditional dress and vestments correctly. Heeheee !

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8 17: Burke is the mother of all the trans, queenie and confused “its” in this blog by Queen Patricia. You are all closeted lace types on this blog….chasing after men, daddies, wimps and twinks.. Grow up boys..

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Guys, I’m lost ! All this “I know who you are” stuff. Who knows whom in all this ? The timings just confuse things, and I think posters who keep saying “I know who you are” are confused about timings. It’s a mess. So, why not use a handle, and then we can call each other by name and names ! Simple !

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Serious questions for the Glenstal Abbot and others. But, I doubt you will get answers, + Pat, so I suggest you don’t waste your time and just publish what you know. There is at best grave incompetence and insufficient attention going on in these monasteries, with lots of obfuscation, coverup and just plain ignorance of the gravity of the facts. The Jerusalem guy will have been up to no good in the open air, the twink African is probably a bright little thing that the Abbot has taken a shine to, and Rawhide Barebacker Purcell is still presiding over his monastery and public Mass. Honestly, you couldn’t make it up !!

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6:24
Ruffty, I know who you are !😜
You are wasting your time asking others to use a handle. ( just sayin, like).😳

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Sounds like you’ve thrown everything including the kitchen sink at Brenda, Bp Pat. Of course, her silence will only confirm your worst fears.

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Excellent questions, Pat. “Liberal” Catholics, such as the monks of Glenstal and the ACP moaners constantly call for dialogue and openness. Let’s have some from Glenstal.

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Is that really the Earl Collins who grew up in Anderson’s Town?

I was in the Wing with him yonks ago. Would never have recognised him. Of course, he might say the same of me. It is nearly forty years ago.

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Earl gave an interview when elected abbot. He airbrushed out the Wing and said that he did Byzantine Studies as a layman (presumably at QUB) before becoming a monk of Glenstal.

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At 9.09, so what? I mistakenly spelt the name. Your conclusion is a non-sequitur.
I am not a liar: I was in the Wing with Earl Collins. During my first year there, I sat beside him in the back row of pews, on the right-hand side of the Oratory.
I once helped him through what seemed an asthma or panic attack, which left him gasping for breath. I opened a window and put his head through the space that he might breathe cool fresh air. He had the decency to call at my room later to thank me.
If you are in touch with him, repeat this account, and he should be able to name me, CL.
Think more carefully before you comment.

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Jesus showed compassion to sinners so the Pharisees and high priests crucified him!! Will they crucify Francis?
Jesus heeled those who asked him and told them to sin no more.
Rich young man make your choice-follow Christ or someone else!

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No he forgave their sins which they believed was a divine act he wasn’t killed because he was compassionate and I don’t remember any gays being mentioned in the Gospels

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One of the canonical points at issue here is when a monk is elected abbot of another monastery his stability transfers with him i.e. he loses stability in his monastery of profession.

Glenstal could have decided by vote to re-admit such a person. What the bar should be set at is an interesting question: a simple majority? two-thirds? etc. Time, and Pat, will tell.

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It would depend on the constitution of the congregation it belongs to, so not simply the abbey’s decision. I have no idea what that would mean for the Annunciation Congregation.

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The community voted not to accept him back. The constitution of the Annunciation amended that section after that.

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Don’t be stupid. There are always a few Abbots in Glenstal, usually past Abbots or Abbot Presidents of the Congregation or indeed Former priors if it’s foundation in Africa. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

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8:31
Look before you leap. The issue wasn’t that there were other former abbots there. So it must have been for another reason.

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They need a rocket up their arse from the Irish charity regulator regarding the alleged grievous financial mismanagement at the priory.

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1.04: Go to the authorities with your allegations and make sure you can validate your story. Go. Stop prevaricating. OnIy cowards do that and hide behind blogs….Come on, be courageous. Lay your claims at your nearest Garda or PSNI station.

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Yet another camp priest. Gay lay people are told that they are intrinsically disordered and cannot get married in church, whereas in the priesthood and religious life it seems to be more or less compulsory to be gay.

Let’s be honest and consistent. Either drop the anti-gay teaching and apologise for the hurt and ostracism, or stop the priesthood being a gay profession.

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Collins is much more camp than one remembers him. A very strange individual – talk about a chequered career? A truly vicious tongue. It would clip steel. All obviously is not well with his departure from Jerusalem after such a triumphant and solemn “entry”.

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1.30: Your comment is unnecessary and gratuitously insulting. Wonder what your face looks like? If your words are an indication, ugliness would seem to describe your face, soul, mind and heart. Incidentally, the Monastery is a beautiful place to visit. Magnificent ambience and a great place to spend some time. And, full of very welcoming and prayerful men…

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Glenstal is full of pretentious oddities, self-regarding “eccentrics”, gasbags and aul farts – typified by that Mark Patrick Hederman – who is desperate to be thought a ponderous and profound thinker.
MPH is the darling of the faithless “intelligentsia” in “Modrin Oorlind”.
Remember that Wicca Banshee screeching, wailing and caterwauling, in cacophony with the monks – Noirin Ni Riain?
There is much of the “musical disposition” in Glenstal also. Quelle surprise.

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3:02pm
Absolutely agree the Abbey Church had a beautiful High Altar but it must have been someone possessed who had it painted like that. But why should it be any different from all the other Churches desecrated under the pretext of what the call ‘reordering’ desecration is what I call it.

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It does seem a strange journey from Belfast to Glenstall to Jerusalem to the C of E and a parish in Hove – after a period of discernment, of course ! I wonder does the C of E know what it has taken on ? I reckon there is a whole lot more to this man’s story.

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If true, why would monks in Glenstal drive on a regular basis, a young monk to Mt. Melleray for spiritual direction, an almost three and a half to four hour round trip ? Are there no experienced monks for spiritual direction in Glenstal? Is Fr. Purcell is a spiritual giant?

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Does it mention former old boy Shane? He joined the Abbey. Is there an interview with him promoting vocations? Didn’t he go to Africa for a little while? Where is he now? Or does it mention Fr Terence Hartley who was involved in the school for years and was also from the North but left the Abbey for some reason or other? Or Mark Tierney R.I.P. (Wrote history books for school syllabus) and was promoter for Dom Columba Marmion as well as other things?

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5.24: What’s the big deal? I got a fabulous education from Glenstal Abbey. I met some very good, kind, learned monks and some eccentric monks just as I met some very odd “lay” teachers. There’s an odd mix when you put a huge group together. I wish all the Glenstal Abbey Monks every blessing.

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Pat, there’s nay a wee peep outta tha wee Scotties. I do be afeard Pat, wee hen, when Scottie Land goes quiet. Tha cud be plannin a wee invasion or anythin’. Wudne bay tha furst time, Pat. Afore ye noo it wa’ll all ba tawkin’ wi a wee gentle musical lilt an hae ta wear a wee kilt wi nay underpantses allooed. Wa’ll all bay wolfin on tatties an neeps. Anoor thang that hae ma frettin, Pat – thar dae bae nay hamoosexshulls in Scottie Land. Tha dinne hae that bother Pat. Nay noo niver. Tha hamoosexshulls are nay known among the Scottie laddies. So a do be afeard Pat tha the Scotties wud outlae the hamoosexshulls and nay alloo the bonnie wee laddies nae spoort, nay moor tossin the wee cabers oor playin’ “Hide Yoor Heed Up Ma Kilt”. Och when the Scotties are quiet, Pat, it’s nay a gud omen. A hae a wee Scottie doggie one time an when he gae quiet a noo he up till nae gud. Wa’re dooooomed, Pat! Inspector Hamish Teggart is anoor Braveheart. Och wa’re dooooomed so wa’r. Wull ya hae a wee dram?

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Even if they did, I am now closely investigating Purcell and Mount Melbury, Silverstream and Kirby and the whole gay issue at Glenstal.

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Well, don’t loose sight of Mount Mellary cus it’s like reading 3 excellent books at once. Glenstal has done very well from an American lady who has pumped plenty of money into the Abbey. When they’re not praying they’re on the fundraising circuit.

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At least in Glenstal they have the decency to leave and not lead double lives. Pope Frank has agreed to civil unions for gay people. He did not say gay priests who wank others or have sex with men or frequent saunas or cruise can say mass

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There is a lot to take in today, Bp Pat, although it was a lovely read all the same. Jessebelle was a person from de bible who was also a dirty bitch!!

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HALELUYA LA’OLAM – winners of 1979 Eurovision award.
Performed by : GALI ATARI and Milk and Honey


Halleluyah La Olam – With Hebrew and English Lyrics

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Whatever happened to Paul Nash?His organ skills were unmatched when he was a C&R student in Maynooth. He joined Glenstal after that.

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Br. Cyprian is still a monk of Glenstal. Marvellous is an understatement; he is a truly outstanding organist; one of the best in the country.

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Paul Nash is a blast from the past. He was the very prissy Senior House organist in Maynooth in the 80s and during the summer holidays he camped about on Lough Derg as their organist during the pilgrimage season.

Like some other ex-monks before him he is CofE. He was last heard living near Reading with his Brazilian boyfriend.

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Lugs Monaghan paid for the rehabilitation of David Dysky and Aidan O’Brian. Both needed psychological treatment and care due to the sexual abuse. They were paased around like yoyos. Iggy failed to protect them. Pat look more into this.

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