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RICHARD PURCELL CASE NOW REFERRED TO ROME!

Those concerned about the integrity and authenticity of Mount Melleray have now instructed a Rome based and highly regarded lay canon lawyer to process the Purcell case, if necessary, through the Vatican courts.

The advocate sent the letter below to the OCSO Abbot General last Saturday morning:

Abbot General Eamon

Rome, 14th November 2020
Rev. Dom Eamon Fitzgerald, OCSO
Abbot General
Casa Generalizia OCSO
Viale Africa, 33
00144 Roma

By registered mail and also via E-mail:

efitz.45@gmail.com; ocsoroma@gmail.com

Ref: Dom Richard Purcell, OCSO, Abbot, Mount Melleray Abbey.

Dear Rev. Dom Eamon,

I write pursuant to the instructions received from my clients, certain Irish based Christifideles whose names, for the moment will remain unmentioned.

For reasons that are known to you, my clients singularly and collectively seek the
immediate resignation of the Abbot of Mount Melleray Abbey, Dom Richard Purcell, OCSO.

As Abbot General you intuitively should and factually know that the matters at hand now require Dom Richard’s faculties to be suspended preliminarily and necessary provisions to be adopted for the provisional
governance of the above mentioned Abbey, so as to facilitate an investigatio
prævia, in accordance with the provisions of Canon 1717 and the particular law
of this venerable and historical Congregation.

On initial review the evidence indicates there are more than compelling reasons to investigate Abbot Purcell; thereafter, to delate Purcell to the jurisdiction of the competent Dicasteries of the Roman Curia, not to exclude, in light of the significant financial “improprieties” which also have emerged, the Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota.

Ictu oculi, the allegations against Fr. Purcell, amongst other religious, clerics and prelates, are so serious that dismissal from both the clerical and religious state is the only likely outcome should this matter be brought before the competent Dicasteries of the Roman Curia, and the delicts are found proven.

Theevidence gathered thus far is irrefutable.

As specifically regards Fr. Purcell, my
clients would rather this matter be resolved “informally”, by the “voluntary” resignation of Abbot Purcell, together with a petition from him to be removed from the clerical state and dismissed from his religious vows.

I am forcefully struck by their evidence-based approach, brought forward on the heels of delictorum notitiæ which would challenge even the most dispassionate of sane
persons.

Indeed, the evidence collected thus far clearly demonstrates a much wider reaching network of rampant wrong-doing and immorality within the clergy and the religious in Ireland.

As you can certainly appreciate, the Irish
Christifideles are deeply scandalized and upset by how they have been collectively
deceived, misled and taken advantage of by members of the Catholic hierarchy,
clerics and religious.

These related “matters” will also be brought to the attention of the Holy See and the competent Dicasteries of the Roman Curia to be dealt with accordingly.

This, of course, does not exclude intervention by secular authorities.


The disapprobative view of the Holy See in failing to deal with the Purcell matter, and also those related thereto, should not be underestimated.

I do not need to remind you that the McCarrick Report is fresh on the minds of decision makers, and the Holy See will make an example of anyone who has been involved in a cover-up and/or individuals who did not exercise judicious pastoral
governance (Vos estis lux mundi).

I would be grateful for a prompt
acknowledgement of the present, together with an outline of what steps you
intend to take to ameliorate this most unpleasant matter – so as to avoid an
unnecessary escalation – notwithstanding the fact you appear to have known about these matters for quite some time; as do a number of Irish Bishops.

In the event I do not receive an exhaustive response from you within five (5) calendar
days, then I will proceed as outlined above as per the instructions of my clients.


With sentiments of esteem, I remain,

————‘

The advocate has copied his letter to Phonsie in Waterford.

NEGATIVE COMMENTS AND IMOGI PLACED ON MOUNT MELLERAY SUNDAY MASS BROADCAST !

Mount Melleray Sunday Mass

A priest has told me that negative comments and imogi were placed on the broadcast of Mass from Mount Melleray yesterday- angry faces and “fornication” comments?????

Anyone see them?

128 replies on “RICHARD PURCELL CASE NOW REFERRED TO ROME!”

Well Done so Far Robert.
However a copy should have been sent to Glenstal as Abbot Brendan was happy to cover up this mess surely he should go as well to save embarrassment to Glenstal.

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@9:22 pm
Thank you for your kind words. However, this is done so with sadness and the deepest possible reluctance. Yes, it is true that Abbot Brendan was content to actively participate in an on-going cover-up. But, his involvement will be evidenced in due course to the Department of Education and the Charities Regulator, and they can deal with the matter. And, Richard Purcell does not resign and/or step aside, when the matter does go before Tribunal, it is inevitable that the Abbot Brendan will be drawn into the sphere of the Tribunal because of his involvement.

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Karposi sarcoma is very rare these days, thank God.
Like all I will die – from a cause and at the time God allows.

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9:56 pm That is not very becoming of a follower of Christ.
May His Grace, Bishop Pat Buckley, continue as servant to the abused and abandoned for many more years to come.
Please, Lord x
+ Pat’s seminarians and priests will ensure the Gospel message of Christ will continue to be spread, far and throughout the world; touching the hearts of those who have been damaged and cast aside.
Bringing the light of Christ into the darkest corners corners of people’s hearts.
And for the hurt and abused, lifting them from their pain and despair.

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+ Pat: thank you for leaving this odious comment on the blog. It just shows what you have to put up with and how horribly sick and wicked are some people who post. That comment is outrageous, and if you know who has sent it I would report it as a hate comment because it is evidently homophobic and designed to be directed at someone who is gay. This person will surely go to hell, if there is one, if they die with such hatred and bile in them. Poor person. I am sorry that you have to put up with things like this, and I’m sure there are many, many more that do not appear and that you delete.

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I delete most of them. But I wanted the readers to see the type of stuff I get from priests.

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10.42: There are many non clerical low lifes who post on this blog. Pat knows this and he should never print any comment that is homophobic, slanderous, hateful and offensively ignorant. Sadly though, Pat allows too many hate inciting wirds on his blog. He has many non clerical enemies.

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@10:21am – How do you know it’s from a priest? How do we know you didn’t type it yourself? You are more than capable of doing so to give the impression of yourself as a poor old martyr.

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Mrs Doyle, some people rattle their own cages when they lose control and power over other People’s lives.
If a full-blown, clerical narcissist, who has ‘contacts’ in society loses that control – you had better run for cover and be very, very careful! Your life will be in real danger!
I am not even joking in the slightest.
Exposing a full-blown clerical narcissist is VERY, VERY DANGEROUS! It takes time, patience and a very intricate brain.
One wrong move and your whole life is destroyed, and I mean, literally destroyed beyond repair. Even death.
These people are extremely toxic, incidious and they WILL crush ANYBODY who so much as even questions them.
And if you try to expose them– you WILL get backlash. I almost died!
Only a narcissist could convince a whole Police force and the Court system to literally ignore a person, including substantial evidence.
You see, the narcissist is so convincing, that when it is realised what has unfolded, everybody is running round like headless chickens trying to cover their own backs, and to hide from their own shame because they, too, were duped!
It is an EVIL and TOXIC cycle which will do its own work – while the narcissist can sit back and enjoy their grande masterpiece!
It is like a drug to them, they MUST have it! And at ALL COSTS!
… NO EASY TASK! But to a narcissist it is water off of a ducks back!
A narcissist is always looking to create a world of their own making; and NOTHING will stop them – except handcuffs and a straight jacket.

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Karposi sarcoma (Karposi being the correct medical singular) is the language of a trained medic.
Even modern medics use the term plural Karposis. However unwittingly.
Completely Incidentally, may I offer you some very helpful advice… you are paying far too much for your landline and internet connection, Sir.
Talk-Talk are usually good, but I find it strange you are paying over £35 for basic broadband and landline.
You are missing out on faster speeds in your area, Sir.
You are getting 26 Mbs Down, non-peak – and 3.5 Mbps Up – Asymmetrical.
The free SIM good!
Give them a call and tell them you are thinking of going with another company and they will do you a deal, Sir.
Have a good day, Sir.

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I’ve just been reading this blog for a day or two.
I so hope the stories are not true. It breaks my heart. I have so many fond memories of Melleray.
I don’t understand half of what Robert Houragsin is saying but I get the gist. My gut feeling is that it’s true as much as I don’t want to believe.

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9.46: Poor innocent Hourigan…little vicious thug and bully boy. Nothing nice about you at all…Liar.

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10:46 am Are you new to this blog?
If so, you are very welcome indeed.
Yes, the truth is sometimes a bit concerning, but you are welcome all the same x

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The charities regulators and the gardai are still, apparently, investigating. If there was nothing to worry about in the books, these investigations would not be taking so long.

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I also think the only reason Kitty remains at Silverstream is that the authorities have told her to… until their inquiries are over.

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Robert you say “we’re not perfect” but (basing myself on data presented so far) don’t forget the monetary compromise that two or probably several more abbots and at least the bishop who was supposed to supervise the priory have evidently been in for a number of years. Only the other monks mind the unwanted sex and RCC has thrown them in the bin, long ago.
Which was short of money, the school, the monastery, or both; the priory or its supervising diocese or both? Parents must be worrying about fee money they’ve paid. Unwanted sex is a perk some financial misdealers allow themselves. Are the vicars general and common clergy of the embroiled diocese(s), not least Meath, getting worried about the moneys that have been going missing?
What do such clergy think of Abbot Coffey’s conflicted position? Who will resettle monks and novices if RCC has abolished Duty Of Care? Where are Abbot Coffey’s and the Bishop of Meath’s foreign connections?

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Buckley, your mother and father are burning and screaming in hell after bringing you into this world. Did your mother get fucked by the Beast and did your father collaborate? You are the spawn of Baal and you will join them soon in the fiery furnace. And your boyfriend will burn with you too unless he repents and leaves you. Everything you touch Buckley turns to shit and will burn ultimately. Remember you are only semi human, you freak, and your Satanic heritage will destroy you. Our Lady will stand on your head and crush it. St Michael will temper his sword in the fire of truth and thrust it through your anus to purify your venemous wounds before casting you over to your father, Satan for all eternity.

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Father, you’ve stayed up too late and drunk too much and you are exposing your real self. I will pray for you and offer Mass for you. With love. Pat.

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10.19: Pat, no person, a priest particularly, would write such a vile comment unless they were on an all night binge or high on poppers or drugs..Absolutely horrible. It nay also be a supposed friend posting such vile ugliness and vulgarity to impress that clergy are nasty…there are very sinister people around, disguised as “friends” in searching truth…

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4:01pm
What an appalling comment to make to anybody about their parents this foul individuals comments are more likely to be a reflection on themselves. Lord rest your dear parents.

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I feel I must respond to this bile.
So everything he touches turns to shit? I’ve known Pat for a number of years. He isn’t perfect – who is ? We don’t agree on everything but I can tell you he is one of the most generous, loving and patient men I have EVER met. He really would give you the shirt of his back, if you were in need. He is also one of the most open and least cynical of men. He has great faith and he has touched the lives of many people for the better.
I never new his mum or dad but I’ve heard great stories about his mum and, as Pat is their son, then they can only have been good people.
Why you would want to write such vile things to him is beyond my comprehension but what I do know is this – You message says everything about you and the impoverished state of you mind and nothing remotely resembling the truth about Pat.
Fr Paul C

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Hmm, if the Devil is so blatantly outraged – and that is the language of the evil one – then we are doing very good works, Bishop Pat.
Countless choirs of angels are singing and rejoicing in the heights of heaven that the Devil is being exposed.
Always remember, when the evil one is exposed, the truth of Christ bursts forth; casting away doubt and revealing truth.
Love the light, love and protect the weak x

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I should point out that the Rome-based advocate was opposed to — and did NOT consent to his letter being leaked to “Pat Buckley’s blog”. While he accepted it was inevitable – a copy was given to “Pat Buckley” because it will be reassuring to certain priests who have been very forthcoming with information to know that this matter will come before a tribunal in Rome. Also, should they face any threat(s) of retaliation they will have representation.

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Mr. Hourigan

I suggest you seek the services of a real canon lawyer.

I sincerely doubt a real canon lawyer would write a letter which operates under the assumption of guilt (this is for church authorities to decide). Furthermore, this assumption of guilt goes against natural justice guidelines which relate to justice, fairness and equality. Your letter then tries to coerce and blackmail senior Church authorities into taking action on the basis of vague threats of escalation – this is infantile and futile.
This insidious behaviour will not get you anywhere in a civil or canonical trial; your vague threats are contemptuous and devious, they also suggest that you do not have the evidence or witnesses to back your statements up.

I have not seen anything that would warrant you having a case to bring. Also, just to be clear, you and your “canon lawyer friend” do not have the authority to initiate proceedings or a canonical trial.

Yours, Legal Eagle.

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A canon lawyer is a person who makes representation and defence, they are not prosecutors. The Church reserves the right to prosecute; a real canon lawyer should know this.

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I know the name of this canon lawyer and I have looked into his recotd. He is formidable.

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11.02: Brilliant truth and clarity. I suggest that Pat might at this juncture be very circumspect and careful about what is being said and alleged. There is a principle – innocent till proven guilty – and must guide our judgments. Hourigan is operating on “guilty till proven innocent”. His actions are erroneous and both morally and ethically repulsive. His judgments make justice impossible. Well done Legal Eagle for shredding Hoop La to pieces again…

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Legal Eagle, hearing from you makes my day. It really does.
Now, humour me and answer this single question. Are you UK-based?

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Unlike courts of common law tradition, ecclesiastical tribunals do not follow the adversarial system. Based on the same Roman civil law that is behind much European law, the procedure of a canonical court is more akin to the inquisitorial system, with the judges leading the investigation. As a general rule, the defendant has the favourable presumption of law, which means that the defendant will win by default unless a majority of the judges is convinced with moral certainty of the petitioner’s case (can. 1608)
Also, Roman Rota can only be introduced at the diocesan level. He should know this too.
I hope this helps.
Yours, Legal Eagle.

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Robert and his group have engaged the services of this rota lawyer. He has given the abbot general until Wednesday to act. Let’s see what happens in the coming days.

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Dear Robert,
I do enjoy your condescending replies which try to massage your own ego but I would be far more impressed with you if you were able to answer any my challenges.
To answer your question, yes I reside in the UK and Ireland. It is important to note – I use a VPN to mask my real IP address. It changes from Ireland, England, Europe, Asia and the Americas. Right now it is set to Guatemala City, you can never be too carful online Mr. Hourigan.
Yours, Legal Eagle.

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A now there’s 2 sides to this alleged penny. Wan is witch hunt and t other is a court of candles. If there civil or criminal issues involved let the civil authorities handle it. If it’s only internal stick him in the scariest polishing candlesticks till an outcome can be achieved

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7:49 AM

Good morning hi fly.
Up bright an early I see.
Begorra fly sur there’s two sides to every story there’s two sides to every
coin and its takes two to tango say nathin of the fandango and I
tangoed and fandango-ed to beat the band back in the ballroom of romance.
Render unto Caesar… and let your Light shine. A flash-lamp is handy at night.
Anyways fly whether penny wise pound foolish doin the tango or dancin to the fandango…
May The Force Be With You.+
Have a good day.
Bye bye fly hi.

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WOW. 😱😱😱That is some letter one of the best I have seen in ages.🤓🤓🤓Phonsie in Waterford will hate it. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏Hourigan was not messing. They are thick and fearless in Kerry, but men of action. 🤣🤣🤣. Well done Robert. 👍👍👍
That will but the fear of God into some in the Irish Church. 🙏🙏🙏They will not want their filthy deeds exposed in Rome.
Bishops and Abbots need to be held to account. The days of undeserved deference to these hypocrites in Ireland 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪 are over.
+Pat I am not a fan most of the time but this is too important to let go. Ignore the haters and well done. You have my respect on this one as does the man from the bogs of the Kingdom.

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Something not quite right here, why is the letter in English? The language of Rome is Italian of which the Abbot General is conversant.

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9.43: Mr. Hourigan is now making outlandish allegations. Rampant describes his vicious, nasty vindictiveness. At this stage he’s only short of visiting all monasteries and presbyteries with a shotgun or a bag of Kerry turf to pulverise all of us. His rampant language is inciting hatred of clerics. Disgusting.

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My time as a seminarians was good – especially in Waterford.

I had inner struggles.

But no one did anything bad to me.- either sexually or in any other way.

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Thank God Pat you were one of the lucky ones. I hope Iggy and Fitntan are continuing to financially support the two former Killaloe seminarians who were molested and tortured. Time and prayer will heal their broken minds and bodies.

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My time in Clonliffe was harder. Looking back I can see how much was going on there that I was unaware of at the time.

Waterford was quite wonderful.

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Maynooth was a Gulag for heterosexual seminarians. I do believe one day there will be a public inquiry and hopefully a redress scheme for the survivors.

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Pat if ok with you and in accordance with the Health Protocols will you offer a online Mass for specifically Maynooth Survivors of physical and Sexual abuse within the last 10yrs up to the current time period. This could create public awareness for the rights of the survivors.

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10:49 am That is a really nice idea, both raising awareness and offering up Mass for victims and survivors.
God bless you at 10:49 am x

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It is thank you. As a community we can all come together in a form of prayerful unity and share our abuse experiences. Bishop Pat one possible thought would be to organize a online conference advocating an end to Maynooth abuse. Invite abuse survivors and internationally well known speakers to share their experiences and how as a global community we can all find justice.

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Maynooth madman obsessed with redress alert. As harsh as Maynooth could sometimes be, and it hadn’t been a proper seminary since lay students were let in, it was not a gulag, nobody was tortured and nobody suffered abuse that requires redress.

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What a load of pretentious bullshit is that letter to Dom Fitzgerald! It is utterly risible, in this day and age, that some people continue to write in this pantomime way. It points up the gilded charade that really is Rome, and its nickel-and-dime canon ‘lawyers’.

This entire crusade by Robert Hourigan is a tilt at a completely dysfunctional windmill, The Vatican. Pass the popcorn lads, and enjoy the unfolding comedy of pseudo-terrors. 😂😂

And get this: the letter concludes ‘with sentiments of esteem’. 😂 This to a man intended for sanction by a Roman tribunal. You couldn’t make up this hypocrisy; but it does have a precedent: Judas’ kiss in Gethsemane.

What century do you think you’re in lads? The fourteenth?

As for financial improprieties (at Mellary? ), what are these? This is the first mention of such.

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11.28: Not only are you obsessed with sexual sins of others, Hooligan, you are now obsessing about Legal Eagle. I have serious doubts that any barrister would take your “evidence” seriously were he/she to read your rampant judgments and bias on this blog. You are acting as judge, juror and executioner. Your behaviour is deeply sinful and very flawed and is already an impediment to truth, fairness or justice. Keep slopping away…

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11.28: Hoop La, play games and continue to tell lies. Enlighten us about the new theme – financial irregularities at Mt. Mellary – OMG – your Cistercian forebears used to give you cash – now you have no source!!!! Get a grip, you moron. If you put as much energy and time into works of charity and compassion, the good Lord would be happier. You are blinded by your own arrogance.

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The poison and the knives are out for Hourigan today. Their fear is tangible. This is all going to end badly for one person named Richard Purcell.

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Thesis: the abusive comments come from priests.
Antithesis: they do not have to come from priests, and don’t say they are.
Synthesis: to be interested in this blog you would have to be at least interested in Roman Catholicism and the members of the church most likely to be exposed here are priests. Nobody else is threatened enough.

Thesis : many priests lead double lives of sexual activity.
Antithesis: surely not, when they are so holy.
Synthesis: lifting the lid on the horrible underbelly of the church always produces revelations of hidden duplicity, dodgy sexual activity if not criminality.

The comments are from priests frightened their own sex lives will appear here.

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No to Maynooth abuse. No to blocking funding to access mental health services. No to senior Maynooth clergy and the select Kitten network to blackmailing. No to the threatening phone calls. No to the distribution of good looking seminarians to a select view for sex. The right not to be abused is a fundamental human right.

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12.43: There are clerics who are regular commenters on Pat’s blog. Some are quite nasty. There are also many ex seminarians and clerics and many anti church people who use any blog to rip the church apart. There are also many genuine, faithful Catholics who are appalled at the behaviour of some clerics which they read about on this blog. There are a variety of people who visit Pat’s blog. The nastiness directed at Hourigan is vicious but deserved at times because of the allegations he is making. There are very pertinent issues of justice, fair play and truth at stake. Mr. Hourigan should really be very careful in his assertions.

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While I’m inclined to agree fair play is usually something I would aspire to, however, given that we are dealing with the Catholic Church and it’s hierarchy who have, rarely if ever played fair, then I say throw all it takes at them.
The corrupt edifice will not fall anytime soon but we can chip away – one day at a time – we will take back what is ours.

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At 2.15, are you for real?
‘The nastiness directed at Hourigan is vicious but deserved at times because of the allegations he is making.’????????
You complete buffoon!
Did children, then, who alleged that some priest raped or molested them deserve all the disbelief and nastiness that came their way simply because they made accusations that turned out to be true?
Is this your measure of justice, you utter clown? That victims of pervert Romanist priests should be discredited if the nature of the allegations offends your sensibilities?
You’re an idiot. And I’m glad you aren’t anywhere me right now.

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Legal Eagle I really think you are a scared Bishop or Priest.
Everyone has a right to complain to Bishops or Abbots and also to the Holy See although suppose to be through the Nuncio but this will also show Rome how timid he is.
The Tribunal system is set up like a court with the Officialis, Judges, Advocates /Procurators and so on but it is usually by the Dioceses.
However this will go to straight to Rome.
But really I would like to think if those Bishops have any sense to protect themselves they would have sent it all to Rome.
Legal Eagle stop panicking this mess will be sorted and there will be a few worried Bishops and Abbots.
Time to clean the Stables and the Holy See is desperate to clean up Ireland.

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Will Mr Robert Hourigan be going after the Lord Abbot of Farnborough after he has finished with the Venerable Abbot of Mount Melleray?

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Pat, there was a mention of twinks a few days ago who wear GAA gear and trackies to Mass. Sadly they were few and far between at the weekend Masses because of Covid. They pretend to watch it via the webcam with their parents at home but secretly resent even having to watching it online. Had a day off today and had great eye candy at the shopping centre watching the lads in their chav scally gear. They are letting it all hang out as usual and grey trackies seem to the be the norm now as opposed to black ones. Baseball caps now too just for added attention and distraction.

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You are a pathetic scumbag priest @ 3.27pm. You sound like that Fr X perv who Pat knew. Now perhaps the young DUP teen prod has given you the elbow you turn your attention to young GAA lads. What a despicable animal you are. Is your initals GC by any chance in the North??

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Pat are you aware of this cleric talking about his likeness for twinks at Mass wearing GAA gear recently? Is he that awful Fr X? I just wondered if it was someone making it up and pretending to be a priest?

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This priest should be named and shamed Pat. Do a blog on him Pat. Why do all the younger curates take such an interest in the GAA?? Athletic lads going around showing big bulges in their pants. Agree earlier from a poster they now mostly wear grey trackies to show off. Dirty gets

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The young traddy curate is saying Mass alone at a side altar dressed in fiddleback vestments and lace alb. I wonder does he do it for the daily stipend or to pop another soul from purgatory in to heaven or because he’s got nothing else to do ? Answers on a postcard, please.

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As one rather conservative priest remarked wherever you have lace in the morning; you have leather gear in the evening.

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4.26……The conservative priest being You, undoubtedly…👢👢👢👢👢👢👢👜👜….

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I’m not sure the young traddy curate has the arse to wear Levis. Mind you, I don’t get to see it too much because he’s always wearing a soutane.

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It does seem a bit extreme in this day and age; all because he likes the occasional todger in his todger toaster.
Of course, if anyone can make a mountain out a molehill, it is Bp Pat.

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@2.15 p.m.
“The nastiness directed at Hourigan is vicious but deserved at times because of the allegations he is making. There are very pertinent issues of justice, fair play and truth at stake. Mr. Hourigan should really be very careful in his assertions”.
#DEVASTATEDINKERRY
I am very disappointed to read that you think the nastiness directed towards yours truly is deserved. I will have difficulty sleeping, tonight.
Yes, I agree there are pertinent issues of justice and truth at stake. But, I do not go around making false accusations against individuals on a whim without evidence.
I can prove the accusations against Purcell, and more importantly Abbot Brendan in Glenstal is condemned by his own hand (electronically). He was complicit in the cover-up, and that in due course will all be evidenced.

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4.25: 2/3/4 weeks of allegation after allegation and promises of signed affidavits, legal threats etc…names openly mentioned, innuendo about individuals and entities…no printed validation of any of your allegations…What are you waiting for? The United Nations to fight your case?? Yes, Mr. Hourigan, we call care about naming wrongdoing, criminal or otherwise, but you don’t preempt any potential “trial” or lawsuit by engaging in the game of being judge, juror and executioner. You are well aware of the principle that is oft quited and which is a grounding principle in justice : Innocent until proven guilty. You, however, have rubbished and trampled upon this noble principle. Yours is indeed a nasty vendetta. It is devoid of moral and ethical integrity.

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4.25: A collective sigh of sorrow- anything.. ahhhhh.. ahhh………Hoop La is hurt. OMG….at last. What blindness now possesses him!

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According to the Portsmouth Diocese website, JPL is no longer listed as “on sabbatical” – is the prodigal son due to return to parish ministry?

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Oh, he’ll be back. Egan is in love with him. He’ll have taken some treatment and will be back, all holy and repentant, but I assure you he will be out and about putting his power bottom to use. The supplies of lube and poppers and cock rings will be replenished.

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What about condoms ? If he’s rawhiding like Purcell I hope he’s on PreP. Otherwise they will both be visiting the clap clinic and taking tablets for the rest of their days. They might already be doing so. Who knows. Of course, they probably won’t be thinking of their sexual partner’s well being. Remember, they are priests brought up to think it’s all about them !

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7.26: Mire porn. Absolutely repulsive. The slutty side of this blog is disgusting – comments from ugly, ignorant low lifes. God heal you.

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Seriously what proof do you idiots want of the abbot’s sexual activity? A DNA sample? Photos?
Both of which you would make out were insufficient. There are stated to be multiple witnesses, and I think, Fathers, you are only worried which truckers might have got a glimpse of your face in the cottage.
I think the funniest part of this is the abbot general letting slip to Pat he’d already been putting it about.

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The other thing is, why are you all parroting ‘innocent until proven guilty’?
To say someone had sex is not to allege a crime, you fools, or have you all been watching porn of the variety which makes out it’s naughty.
Oh sorry, I forgot it is naughty when you publicly claim to be celibate.
For the umpteenth time no crime is stated to be committed and the Roman Rota is not comparable to the Garda. It tries petty church concerns.
So you can all quit with the pseudo legal terminology unless you’re all as stupid as you’re acting.

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Yes and it still isn’t a crime lol.
Purcell, Brogan, Kirby, in fact any monastic is quite at liberty to leave and join us in the real world where nobody would be bothered.
The reasons they don’t would make very interesting reading.

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Bishop, if you don’t mind can you give a very brief synopsis. Abbot Richard Purcell is alleged to have been a bold Abbot. Abbot Brendan Coffey is alleged to have written to a priest in silverstream to get exculpatory reply regarding Abbot Purcell. Is that correct? Why would Abbot Brendan want someone in silverstream to write about Abbot Richard And not to abbot Richard’s Abbot General or any of the alleged people Abbot Richard met. Also in today’s letter published on your blog it looks like there’s a problem with money in Melleray and is that a misprint or have I misread it and does it really refer to the alleged mis appropriation of money which was mentioned regarding Silverstream and which may or may not have happened .
It’s all a bit confusing and could you explain in plain language

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Richard Purcell has been a very naughty boy (Life of Brian) for quite a long-period of time. Abbot Brendan of Glenstal repeatedly attempted to procure a statement that was exculpatory and favourable to Richard Purcell — with the e-mails originating from the from the Glenstal e-mail “brendan@glenstal.org” address of Abbot Brendan Coffey.

Now why and on whose authority Abbot Brendan was acting remains the million-dollar question? But we have some very strong leads.

I am not going to make any comment on money-related issues for a number of reasons pertaining to Mount Melleray; but, watch this space.

There are significant money-related issues at Silverstream that are now subject to an investigation being conducted by the Charities Regulator.

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6.27: The question by 6.16 was directed to Bishop Pat, not you, you gombeen. Are you now acting as Pat’s mouthpiece? Have you moved to Larne?

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Does it strike you as odd Mr Hourigan that Abbot Brendan wanted one of the monks of Silverstream to write a statement favourable to Abbot Purcell? Had Abbot Richard’s name been mentioned by the original Whistleblower in his epistle to the bishop or the Vicar General or whoever he sent it to, or was the statement only sought after questions were raised about Abbot Richard’s alleged behaviour on Bishop Buckley’s blog. It just seems weird. And I appreciate your refusal to address alleged ‘money-related issues’.

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6.27: Indeed Hourigan, I understand that lawyers are on your case. You better be very careful about your finances allegations and references to criminal activity!! Who will write an exculpatory letter for you – Pat?

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According to NCR (is it a journal or paper online) Bishop Deenihan and Fr Declan Hurley Vicar General of Meath signed the decree overseeing the Visitation. Mr Long replied to NCR on behalf of Bishop Deenihan and Abbot Coffey. Mr Long would probably be able to answer your questions since he answered questions put by NCR

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It is both online and in print. And asking Mr Long for accurate information on any matter related to the Irish bishops would be akin to asking Mr Goebbels mid-war to shoot straight with you on where all the Jews have disappeared to.

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Bishop Pat we are a bit depressed with all this monastery carry on. God bless you. My wife Mary and me like to read your aricle on the pad from Douglas in the Isle of Man. Will you have any news other than the monastery in the next few days we hope. We discuss what you say and then end up in an argument. We are John and Mary.

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Pat, in relation to old timers @ 7.39pm. Can we expect anymore scandal soon? Don’t wish to be rude but can’t stand this monastery much longer. If John and Mary were my parents or grandparents I would be proud of them.

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Pat: considering you are living with hiv – and I hope you are in good health – don’t you think it is very offensive to print semi porno remarks about such a horrible reality for many people, that the ugly, sneering, descriptive sexual language Is very unacceptable? We are eachbrespinsuble for the consequences of our decisions but I do not accept the contemptible, mocking references to any person with any serious illness, particularly those with hiv and other crippling, shaming illnesses. I’d ask you to reconsider not printing further ugly comments. I wish you well.

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There are some priests living with hiv in Ireland not just Pat . Some younger Fathers have hiv. More so in Armagh area

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Good luck Bishop Pat and Mr Hourigan. I’d like to say I’m hopeful, but , after what went down in Galway two years ago, I’m not. Also, the McCarrick report would put anyone on the drink.

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@7:31 pm
In the UNLIKELY event of any proceedings, Pat Buckley will have access to the best legal representation should he be named in a suit. However, there are some jurisdictional points that come into play here; so it could be very interesting.
@7:05 pm
Yes, it is incredibly odd. It is one of the great mysteries of the saga. The actions of Abbot Brendan remain inexplicable; but, they will emerge in due course. Nonetheless, it does evidence of the strong desire to extricate Purcell from his “known” behaviour. Due to the sensitivities involved and in order to protect my sources I will write no further, apart from watch this space.

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8.53.. Hmmmmmmm…hmmmm .you watch your back, Mr. Robert. I think you will have a mighty downfall too….You are right to say nothing more!! But I would pray if I were yoù.

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