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COMMENTS LEFT ON MOUNT MELLERARY’S FACEBOOK LIVE NIGHT PRAYER.

People have started leaving comments on the Mount Mellerary Facebook Live page on which the monastery broadcasts Mass and Night Prayer (Compline)

This because people are both angry and sad that Purcell has not stood aside pending an investigation into his activities.

Yesterday the man who is supposed to be conducting the investigation into Purcell gave the impression on a telephone call with Robert Hourigan that he was not very aware of things at all.

RYAN

I hope Purcell did not give him that shiner?

I’m genuinely sad to think that the Cistercians are as corrupt as the rest.

135 replies on “COMMENTS LEFT ON MOUNT MELLERARY’S FACEBOOK LIVE NIGHT PRAYER.”

Pat, you have encouraged the nastiness against the Mt. Mellary monks. I am disgusted that you take delight in such hatred. I believe you must seriously examine your attitude. Having been to many Cistercian abbeys on retreat, let me say that their integrity, goodness, prayerfulness and efforts at holiness and fidelity to Christ surpasses anything you could only dream about. It is shameful that you are harassing mostly elderly monks now in the Cistercian Abbeys.. And all these horrible crappy judgments coming from someone whose sexual adventures gave him HIV and who has a criminal record to his name.. HYPOCRISY and MORAL bankruptcy written large. You are very blind to your own personal sinfulness.

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Richard Purcell has done nothing wrong. These are just viscous rumours started by nasty individuals who wish to attack to the institutional church for their own gain.
We don’t need to give them the oxygen to spread their hateful lies.

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Wow, 1030, you really are a presumptuous twat. You know nothing about how + Pat might have contracted HIV (which as we know came in to the public domain because of the gross incompetence and error of a court) and chose to make assumptions and judgements and to air a private medical matter in public. I wonder if you would be doing so if + Pat suffered from diabetes or heart problems ? No. Your comment indicates a very prejudicial, discriminatory and judgemental attitude on your part to the issue of HIV and to people who are living with HIV, the majority of whom are far more heroic and admirable that you possibly could be. You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself.
As to the other point you make, the holy, avuncular, old Cistercian monks that you reference are, whether they like it or not, in some way complicit in the institutional and personal dysfunction of their order and some of its members. Simply by being there and doing nothing to address the tsunami of allegations that have emerged about Purcell and others in their midst, they are complicit whether they know it or not. The right thing for them to do in order to continue to claim the attributes that you give them, is to deal robustly and directly with these allegations and to ensure that the values that they and their monastery and Church are supposed to uphold are upheld. They can do this with compassion and care to all if they wish, but they have to be seen to do something, rather than just burying their heads in the sand, which can be seen as naive, but I am beginning to think it is a sign of disdainful and dismissive arrogance. Whatever, by their present attitude in refusing to engage with these serious allegations, they make themselves complicit in what has happened and what is happening now. We have the right, therefore, to call them out. there is a solution. They just don’t seem willing to take it.

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9.31: If you follow this blog you’ll discover that it reveals much personal information about chosen and targeted individuals. Pat is the originator of much of this and if not hmself, he prints pretty horrible, personalised material from others. The personalised name calling and caricaturing is offensive. Incidentally Pat has spoken publicly about his life, illness, court appearance and other personal issues – so it’s nothing new…However, when any person freely atracks, offends and judges others so harshly and nastily, they should expect the same in return. That’s the sadness of this blog. It’s vicious at times.

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9.31: This blog sadly, continues to print some very nasty, offensive material, hurtful to many named individuals. All kinds of information, innuendos and allegations are printed. The blog encourages this nastiness, venom, hatred and vile commentary, most of which is unnecessary. There is an undercurrent of ugliness on this blog which is morally and ethically repulsive.

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My HIV status was a private health matter from 2001 to 2013.
The judge deliberately revealed it in public as an extra punishment – even though my lawyers asked him not to.
In doing what he did the judge contravened European legislation albeit that judges have a strong element of privilege.
I took it on the chin and have since used it to help others living with HIV and other embarrassing conditions.
“If life gives you lemons make lemonade”.

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Do abbots and priors get “appointed” somehow? Having been inside a movement (which is a similar thing) I know about strange methods of “appointment”. What special assignments are they cultivating Purcell for? RCC has gone into solely “talking point” mode and there are no sacraments.

Now just saying if the prior’s or abbot’s conduct is bullying, Holy Scripture does not enjoin passivity, it enjoins assertiveness and advocacy. Abbots think that if they add a sexual frisson to their bullying and theft, it will let them off the hook in their fellows’ eyes: Ted at 90 has a comfortable home.

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As a serving priest who lives with HIV I find that using it as a stick to beat someone with is pretty horrible and disgusting behaviour. Coming presumably from a Christian is all the more shocking when Christ showed compassion for the blind, the lepers and so many others. Personally, Pat helped me with my HIV and helped secure good health care and a good Consultant for me. Pat accompanied me on visits to the clinic and always rings to check up on me. Pat used his own condition to help me and was there when I needed someone the most. Sadly, many Christians including clergy walked by on the side of the road.

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It is so sad that elderly monks are subject to this vicious, nasty crap. It is unacceptable. I know the Abbot of Moone. A very kind and wise counsellor and spiritual director. I pray for the small number of monks in Ireland that God will keep them safe and I hope they will be spared the hatred which Hourigan has now incited against them.

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There is no “vicious, nasty crap”. The allegations are well-founded have been brought to the attention of the Abbot General, repeatedly. He is aware of the name of the now ex-priest that that Purcell misbehaves with in the Mount St. Joseph Abbey, guesthouse. The said ex-priest spoke about what happened and it is widely known among the priests of the Diocese of Killaloe. It has all the characteristics of an “open secret” — a bit like the so-called “Pontifical Secret”.

Richard Purcell has every opportunity and indeed the right to publicly deny the allegations, and to prove Pat Buckley and yours truly, wholly incorrect. He has not chosen to do so for whatever arcane reason.

Yes, unlike Richard Purcell, the Abbot of Moone, is a man seeking to be a genuine contemplative. I have met him on one occasion; he is somebody who is genuinely attempting to cultivate an interior life. I have been told he gives generously of his time to people who are seeking to develop an interior prayer life.

I do not accept your characterisation that I have incited hatred; I have merely highlighted the hypocrisy of Abbot Purcell and Abbot Brendan Coffey, and, I will continue to do so. But, you are entitled to your opinion.

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11.06: You, Hooligan, incite “vicious, nasty crap”. You have behaved appallingly. Your behaviour is totally un-Christ like. Jesus identified sinful behaviour, challenged people to change, acted forcefully in naming wrong actions but he never asked his followers to hound after people, to chase them down like a pack of wolves and flip them to pieces. Hooligan – you have brought unnecessary intrusion, upset and hurt to mostly elderly men. You have spoken sufficiently about your moral and spiritual sensitivities being aggrieved. Enough. Allow the monk and monks to respond in the internal forum of their community and conscience. I am certain rhey have heard your hateful, nasty vindictiveness sufficiently.

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@ 10:39 I cant jump to the defence of RH but my understanding is that because he knows many of these men to be good men and know some of them personally – he acts the way he does. He does not want their good name caught up in the horror and degradation visited upon them by the actions of Dom Purcell and co.

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There is an announcement on Silverstream’s website that their new line of greeting cards and Christmas cards are now available to order.

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thts pics of one person. but I’ve seen other people post links to this blog. I didn’t know blog until I clicked on from Melerey prayers.
others say nothing just post link to blog – all gone now

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Yes, that one person who has no personal info, no Facebook friends or followers, does not follow anyone and who created a FB account recently, presumably for the sole purpose of trolling the monks? That one?

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Yup, that one or two or three – whatever number – I imagine that they want to remain anonymous you know like…. urself. X

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Nightall I saw the word nastiness. I believe there is a nastiness that is part of the whole church/ society/ betrayal/ bullying scenario like water in a sponge 🧽. People of lethers and learning I propose some Theological Reflection 2 spoons x 3 per day. Shake whatever needs shaking. Live long & prosper 🙋‍♂️

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11:44 PM
Good morning hi fly.
Just back from walkin the bow wow.
Begorra and begobs up the dosage 3x3x3 with a watch and pray at night just in
case the patient is terminal. I’m one of- the last of the mohicans-a funny tribe if ever.
You’d know us b the funny haircuts or lack of same.
You’d never know fly this sorry unholy saga might end up
on the big screen with the Bish being the backseat driver.
Anyways whether eatin popcorn using poppers or about to pop your clogs…
May The Force Be with you.+
Have a good one.
Bye bye fly hi.

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Just thought what’s the difference between Jesus and Barbie. Jesus is real . Religion without Jesus is a game of dress up and tell. Worship becomes a game like cricket what what. Aye watch and prey sorry pray

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It is absolutely astomishing that those who are very flawed and sinful in their own lives feel an unquestioning right to definitively condemn others: i.e. Pat. There can be no justification in subjecting any of the monks to abuse or nasty invective. I share a total dislike for moral and spiritual hypocrisy but I disagree in targeting the few monks left in the abbeys. I also must own my own very flawed humanity. Surely we must have charity in our hearts for the elderly monks. This is not in any way to justify any proven wrongdoing, abuse or criminality.

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Who is targeting the few monks left? Surely they can’t be unaware of the goings on. And if not, they might like to know about their leader.

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While his people suffer from the Covid situation the devoted shepherd of the sheep John Promise of Portsmouth Diocese goes on holiday.
“Johnpromise Umeozuru
is traveling to St. Helier, Jersey
from Aeroportos da Madeira
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hrNtovceSSfnmbrchpuoner 2s orueragt g1m2dna:42a PneSoMd · Santa Cruz, Portugal ·
Every good thing must come to an end someday. I’ve enjoyed my two weeks holiday here in the beautiful Island of Madeira and the hospitality has been epic. Unfortunately, it is time to go home and ISOLATE before I can resume my humble services to the amazing people of Jersey whom I’ve missed so dearly.
See you all on the other side.
Bring it on 💪💪💪

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It is very simple . Very serious allegations have been made . And Purcell should step down in accordance with established procedures while a proper investigation takes place . The elderly monks by still accepting his ministry at this point are at fault.

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Looking back over this blog for some time it is peppered with nasty invective, ugly name calling, allegations of all kinds being made, people singled out, horrible innuendo etc….There are very vicious insults traded one to another..It’s a great pity because such behaviour belittles everyone.. Comments against Pat are personalised: but tjen he is nasty too and promotes a very hateful flow of anti priest sentiment. Others flollow on with nasty vitriol which may be funny and witty at times but mostly the comment are offensive. Pat, you need to moderate all nasty, offensive and ugly commentary. You should lead on this.

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Dom Purcell has thrown his lot in with the Catholic Church’s teachings, vows, promises, and all the rest of it concerning homosexuality, so has to accept responsibility for the negative results or effects of one’s choice or action.
I am just surprised the scandal surrounding the former Dom Gregory Collins went under Bp Pat’s radar at the time, but he seems to make up for it now by setting his sights on two abbots and one prior…. at the same time! WOW!!

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There was a concerted effort to keep the behaviour of Gregory Collins under wraps, because it had the potential to embarrass the Holy See and its delicate relationship with the state of Israel. In fact, extraordinary efforts were taken to keep it suppressed. It was yours truly that initially alerted Pat Buckley to Collins’ behaviour; I provided him with the affidavit that appeared on the blog sometime ago. I also have screenshots of his Collins’ dating profile. So, when I write that Richard Purcell has been active in the gay scene for quite some time and had sex with an ex-priest and that the Abbot of Glenstal utilising the delegated authority of the Bishop of Meath was seeking an exculpatory statement; I write from a position of insight. The behaviour of Gregory Collins was definitely brought to the attention of the previous Abbot of Glenstal, Dom Mark Patrick Hederman. So, we can infer that Glenstal is not a bastion of monastic virtue.

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What exactly has Purcell’s alleged behaviour to do with Silverstream and the whistleblower monk there who had bother with Kirby? How exactly could Br Whistleblower “exculpate” Purcell? What is the connection between Br W and RP? That doesn’t add up. Could Pat or Richard explain?

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Someone made a reference earlier about “people genuinely praying “ and it being turned into a circus. I’m assuming you’re talking about Melleray Compline. – I have tuned into compline since it began broadcasting. It annoyed me that people would be chatting commenting while compline was being prayed. These people were chatting and greeting each other so NOT praying – I could only begin to enjoy the service when I realised the comments could be turned off.

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Magna Carta
Robert Hourigan
Old and Reckless
6th Business
Anonymous
Richard Agnew
The one man crusade of cowardly pseudonyms who has the audacity to call for the truth while hiding in the shadows. The absolute depravity writing nasty comments on a prayer service like that; how much of a loser could you be?

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Can I ask why you are posting anonymously or indeed why virtually everyone who contributes to this site does so?
Since you can’t answer that question for everyone else, I’ll settle for an answer from you?

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11.16: What a stupid question…you are ANONYMOUS too under The 6thbusiness..What’s your real name??Get a brain.

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@11.16. You really aren’t the brightest, are you?

I’m going to be using words of more that two or three syllabi- so you might need someone to read and explain this for you.

I’ve acknowledged that most of us post anonymously – and YES, I’m posting under the name 6thbusiness – now, pay attention ‘cause this is tricky – I’m asking KerryEye why he’s challenging anonymous posters when he/she is posting anonymously. Get it????

In advance – apology accepted.

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There are a lot of monk protectors out today. Lots of outrage that they are in the spotlight and being talked about. If they are good holy men then they have nothing to worry about. But, if like Purcell, they are living a double, parallel, duplicitous existence, then they should be called out. Purcell can bring this misery to an end for himself and those he claims to care about, the monks – simple, just stand aside and let the allegations be fully investigated, and if you have done wrong then move on. If not then move back in. That’s what happens everywhere else in every other walk of life.

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11.56: MMM – I agree with you this time. The blog is now taken over by Hoop La from the Kerry bogs…a fantatasist. Sex obsessed with other people’s sex…

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That monastery (independent of its abbot) should stop inviting comments to its prayers which it is the duty of its members (independent of its abbot) to perform; before those media, prayers didn’t need comments. Any motive for mentioning this blog remains a mystery. If a commenter knows about conduct as a fact, it should be made to speak for itself and probably not on a prayer channel per se. Bullies actually like it when their inmates are targetted.

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Richard Purcell is a holy monk and priest. He has done nothing wrong and does not deserve to receive the vicious attacks from anonymous curtain switches on a sad little website run by a washed-up bitter cleric!

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Yes, Richard Purcell is a monk; he is a priest, and we will leave the interior state of his soul to the providential mercy of God.

Having consensual anal sex in a monastery guesthouse is objectively harmless; if, it is consensual; however, Purcell is a monk and solemn vows, and this behaviour is not compatible with solemn monastic profession and priesthood.

Pat Buckley has a nasty habit of being accurate, and that may-be the cause of your invective. I do appreciate that you hyphenated “washed-up”. It is those little things that I find so pleasing.

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11 27: Mr. Hourigan, you are obsessed with repeating the sexual antics of the monk!! Are you getting “hard” every time in fantasizing? You are sex crazed. Idiot.

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I’m genuinely torn. I have often wished Pat would moderate comments more strictly however his policy of less rigid moderation allows the cathbots to show their true selves.
I am only sorry for the deluded people who continue to look up to these men. In a monastery you know more about each other than in a diocese which returns us to the question of whether there are good clergy or religious. Pat is adamant there are some but I feel it isn’t possible to be clergy and religious without wilfully ignoring the cesspool surrounding you.
So there aren’t any good ones left…

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In fact good clergy / monks some bishops have objectively better authority than their institution (which has descended to values as mere talking points) gives them.

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Regardless of what might be in many of the instances mentioned in passing, this leads me to think of the basics as Sean has advised. There is good decline management and bad decline management. A very good example Rev Collins did set was stopping being an abbot (and monk) from whatever cause. It’s not yet apparent to most of us whether his subsequent position is unacceptable to his current parishioners and whether he can’t now be let be (in himself). While any abbot or bishop is in post, stated discipline should be reasonably maintained. Morals have dynamics – a bully simply doesn’t have to remain a monk, while a victim of one probably has to agonise where he will go. Every actual / prospective superior can: decline promotion, request a reshuffle, resign a position, etc, at his free discretion; there is something suspicious if they “appear to be” victims of their position passed off as false dutifulness.
I think if a “gay” focus gets replaced by a “bullying” one – if applicable – we can give the commenter at 1.12 food for thought whose rule evidently is “do as you would not be done by the police”. People on a money fiddle – which can be artfully salami sliced – often bully which may or may not have sexual frisson added. Bullying and influence are on a spectrum, “making of offers that can’t be refused” being about halfway across. But it just gets more complicated to maintain than it’s worth. tbc

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contd. As I see it, the main value in your action so far is to remind a series of authorities to cease being deterred from dealing with what they already knew:
– a school board into seeking an appropriate patron
– charities regulators into regulating charities
– superiors and their associated bishops into constructively supervising, including not leaving inappropriate individuals in authority positions
– forthright (and not labyrinthine) probity in money affairs AND “influence” in ALL quarters
– restoring the neglected concept of Duty Of Care
By the time we’ve finished helping them, prelates and politicians will be able to heave a sigh of relief at Keeping It Simple. As the improvements get mirrored from one bishops’ conference to the next, and from one chain of seminaries to the next, around the world, the Faithful can continue being Faithful. Persons of goodwill could contribute to resettlement funds. Simply dropping out of monkdom / clergyship / bishop rank / any denomination in itself shouldn’t be thought disgraceful. Bishops, nuncios and regulators have to be seen to be pulling with a good will.

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Pat Buckley does not have the resources to hire a Roman Rota Canon.lawyer and consult a senior counsel in Dublin..
Robert H does.

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1.06: Pat, why do you always speak in the third person ” Pat Buckley”…? It’s very irritating.

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At 1.06, it’s a psychological defence mechanism, an act of self-dissociation (considering himself as ‘other’).
The roots of this lie in severe mental trauma, which the host avoids rather than processing.

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1.11: Tut, Tut, Tut….imagine being mistaken as Pat…..Hourigan is even more vicious, vindictive and a much nastier individual. A fool and boring the jocks off everyone….huffing, poofting and puffing…

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“Hourigan is even more vicious, vindictive and a much nastier individual“
Thank you for those kind words. I must-be getting under the skin. I would prefer if you had written that I was diligent, focused, and not deterred.

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1.22: 👍👍👍👍👍👍…Well said but you are wasting energy on Hourigan. He has his mind made up. I can see him having a mighty fall too.

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1.29: Niw Robert, be very careful what you say…be very circumspect. There are “some” people following your rhetoric and narratives very vigilantly, even printing out all your words. I wouldn’t.be so smug if I were you, Magna Cccccccc…..Be diligent about the state of your conscience…and your cash flow. Legal representation is very expensive…

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I am more than aware that “some people” are following my rhetoric and narrative very diligently. I am more than flattered that they are printing out all my words.
As I keep writing I can prove every single word I assert. I look forward with the greatest possible relish to any litigation that may come down the road because of my written word.
My first witness, Abbot Brendan Coffey. His e-mails will make for an interesting exhibit, as will the testimony of some priests from the Diocese of Killaloe.
However, my star witness will be Pat Buckley, who can regale us all about his conversation with Dom Eamon Fitzgerald.

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Silverstream is billed as “perpetual adoration” which seems to translate into sitting about praying, walking about the surrounding area, spending other peoples’ money, and having their pictures taken.

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1.54: If these vigilant people are so digitally feckless that they think printing is necessary to preserve the evidence then I think Robert has little to fear.

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The whole monastery saga on here shows the exact strategy of the church to great effect.
1. Ignore complaints.
2. Come out with pious twaddle about we’ve all sinned.
3. Start blustering about how the complainant should ignore the behaviour of the priest.
4. Make actual threats of legal action with threats like ‘ we know where you live, who you are, wouldn’t it be terrible if you lost everything because of your actions pursuing poor Fr X.
I have long been of the opinion that the church was entirely staffed by vicious bullies just looking to get away with whatever they could, and it’s gratifying to see my opinion so amply fulfilled by the threats today.
Mr Hourigan, you are plainly on the money here, just judging by the reaction, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there wasn’t a whole can of worms under this.

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Thank you for your intelligent posting.
Yes, it appears to be a coherent strategy to ignore complaints with the concomitant “we are all sinners” nonsense. I am afraid too many people in Ireland in the past ignored the behaviour of priests, and look at the state of the church today. However, I want to make it absolutely and unequivocally clear that I am not accusing Richard Purcell of any criminality.
Truly, I would love Purcell to commence legal proceedings. His silence is telling. I have the advice of one of the most respected and esteemed senior counsels in the country; he remarked it would be the easiest money he would make if Purcell was stupid enough to issue proceedings. Of course, we see the hints at the issuance of proceedings, but I have had sufficient exposure to quite a bit of litigation over the years to discern their hollow nature.
However, I do NOT share your opinion that the church is entirely staffed of vicious bullies; but, there are some nasty examples of that type among the Irish bishops. One or two examples immediately come to mind.
I truly regret to write that I am “on the money”, and there is a lot more to this saga to unfold. Of course, the million-dollar question is who will they sacrifice to make this problem go away. And when?

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Robert and Pat, if you think that Abbot Richard ONLY had sex with some ex priest in a kitchen you’re talking shite. He’s one of the horniest priests in Ireland.

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What an interesting observation. I only write about what I can evidentially establish, but Pat Buckley does know where the bodies are buried.

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@1:41 pm
Again, you are entitled to your opinion, but I am going to disagree; because, I am an argumentative man from Kerry. Now, I have no background nor do I have any theological training, but I do know from listening to the Gospel at Mass from over the years that Christ was unfailing in his criticism of the hypocrisy the Pharisees. Whited sepulchres, and all that good stuff.
Now, let us unpack your statement a little further. Nobody forced Richard Purcell to be sexually active with the visiting priest who was considering a vocation to the Cistercian way of life at Mount St. Joseph Abbey. Using any yardstick this was an abuse of Purcell’s abbatial authority. Furthermore, nobody forced Richard Purcell to visit the Boilerhouse, and/or engage in sexual activity while visiting that establishment with an ex-seminarian. Nobody forced him to be active on the internet and/or meet-up with men for sexual activity that he met on-line. People have come forward with a list of names about Purcell. They are known to Pat Buckley.
In fact, nobody forced Richard Purcell to become a monk, nobody forced him to be ordained a priest; nobody forced him to accept election as Abbot; in fact, nobody is forcing him to remain in the monastery. Thus, the antecedents of this scandal is the very behaviour of Richard Purcell, and nobody else. I do, except, it is distressing for any elderly monk to learn that their abbot who according to the rule of St. Benedict holds the place of Christ of the monastery was acting in such a disreputable manner. But, we know Richard Purcell will not be the first to have acted in this manner, and he certainly will not be the last. But, you are wilfully blind to his behaviour and attempting to defend what is morally indefensible. Again, if Purcell wants to have as much “fun” as he likes at the Boilerhouse, he is free to do so, but not as a monk, priest and the Abbot of Mount Melleray Abbey.
I am aware that this matter is being discussed internally in some of the Cistercian houses here in Ireland. One particular abbot is keen to ascertain more about me, but he does not believe what has been asserted about Purcell. The abbot will learn in due course that what has been written is in fact, true. Yesterday afternoon, I spoke with the Father Immediate of Mount Melleray Abbey, Dom Michael Ryan, so I imagine he is having conversations about yours truly with the leadership of the Order in Rome.
Now purely for the sake of discussion — would you be expressed the same sentiments if I was highlighting my contempt and disgust at Fr. Gerard McCallion who was appointed novice master by Dom Eamon Fitzgerald having returned to Mount Melleray Abbey having sexually abused children in Northern Ireland? Would you write the same words the defending Dom Eamon Fitzgerald in light of the fact McCallion was appointed novice master by the now Abbot General? Now there is a legitimate question.
At that time was the behaviour of Gerard McCallion a matter for his conscience? At that time was the behaviour of Dom Eamon Fitzgerald a matter for his conscience? Should it have been a matter of discussion for the community? The answer is a resounding, no. What we are dealing with here is institutional hypocrisy of the worst possible kind, and it needs to be called out. So, save us all your fatuous and specious words about conscience.

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Good Jesus this nonsense about an ex-seminarian or about someone’s bloody brother. He was a fucking regular that’s just 2 people you’re talking about! Get a grip.

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If he was a “fucking regular”, why do you not get in contact with either Pat Buckley or myself. Tell us what you know, and more importantly — will you make an affidavit? We already have quite a bit of information, but I am all for making it stronger.

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3.23
I have news for you. Luther’s ‘scatological anti-semitism’ was learned at the feet of ‘Holy Mother Church’.

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We going to be treated to his Squirt account? It would be wrong to share The Grindr account of the former Abbot since he’s a former Abbot and whether he was pushed or went of his own accord, he’s gone and it’s nobodys business.

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Absolutely NOT. I have no intention of making it public. The former Gregory Collins, OSB is acting in a far more honourable manner than Purcell and his ilk i.e., he is no longer masquerading as a celibate monk.
I only make reference to it to make send a clear message that I can evidentially confirm everything I have written on this blog.

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Collins acted in an honourable manner?
BULLSHIT!
He was given Hobson’s choice, the hypocrite!
There is nothing honourable in trying to save one’s greasy skin.

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Bishop Pat, is what, initially, was described as a migraine, building sufficient force to
create a hurricane, leading to a tsunami, or is it too early to call?
Will this saga roll on for much longer?

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@ 4:22 pm

It is difficult to understand the delay.
It seems to me, Ireland’s Monastic heritage might be under threat.

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4.22: You are an utter piece of garbage in taunting the monks. You, who have a flawed pedigree deem it ok to torment elderly men! Your behaviour is repugnant. What pathetic humanity you display.

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Lol @5:22
Obviously you would rather the abbot was left to dip his wick to his hearts content.
No, wait, is that you, Dick?

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Pat I am on the verge of going crazy and round the twist with this endless shite about Hourigan and Purcell etc. Can we not focus on something else for a change. Just one day away from it all isn’t too much to ask. Surely there is scandal in other places?

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I was going to ask that we have another day to have a summation of the salient facts / allegations.
I only came here because I was told about it through someone who uses Facebook and they were alerts to it through watching prayer service on face book
I’m trying to catch up but so many messages and too little time.

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Silverstream, perhaps, and the former double-life of the former prior. Canada and Washington DC have both been previously mentioned in the ongoing farrago.

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I agree A@5:06. But the “endless shite” as you call it, doesn’t cause me distress, just utter boredom, and I’ve just scanned past it for many days now.
Pat: I think the blog has descended into a tittle tattling cesspool of clerical bitching, one upmanship, and sexual innuendo. It is certainly not a healthy advertisement for religion, let alone the RCC for any interested observer happening upon the blog.
I agree with criticism of the wrongdoings you reveal, but surely there’s a better way than continuing to allow the way the blog has developed?
MMM

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7.17: Whatever about Hourigan’s stories and his exhaustive narratives of back and forth, promises of all kinds, threats to all sinners and extensive affidavits…invitations to others to tell all…etc..one thing that is beginning to manifest itself is his penchant – perhaps unknown to himself – for lurid, porno, vulgar commentary…I have a realisation that we are dealing with a closet homosexual, in denial, probably spurned and someone who is homophobic, again unknown to himself.. His preponderance and obsession on sexual sins, however egregious in his mind, are revelatory of a psychologically and sexually wounded man. Nothing wrong with this so long as he seeks therapy so that the populace at large isn’t unnecessarily overwhelmed with his obsessions…Oh that your Cistercian forebears would quietly pray for you!!!!

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🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
May-be you can organise separate therapy sessions for Richard and myself. We need your help and we need it NOW.

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1. How do the Canadian element come into this now? They of the larch needles?
2. Who exactly chose the individual composition of the visitation team? What was their motivation – was it to upturn the apple cart out of desperation – and what motivation did the three individuals have in accepting?

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7.17: We can imagine the sexual relief as Hoop La, turf bogger, typed those words “f*****g regular”. I think there’s a perversion hidden in his DNA..something of a repressed homo about Hourigan. Something quite unseemly..something not quite normal. I am beginning to dislike his motives.

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