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FROM OUR DUBLIN PRIEST CORRESPONDENT.

1. Will Coddle have a final press conference and inform us:

a. What on earth happened with the GAA deal – that would have required Rome approval?

b. What will his job be in the Dicastery for Media / Communications when his health improves under the Roman sky. Ever hopeful when Papa Sodano is finished!

c. If he is moving into a house at Aughrim Street will it be:

1. One of the three two bed curates houses?

2. The 6 bed parish priest’s house with 0.7 acres of mature parkland up the driveway. Nearly as grand as the nuncio’s!!!

d. How many people did he and his former chancellor and lawyers tie into secret non-disclosure deals in settling Dublin CSA cases out of court?

e. Why does he send his seminarian to the Dominican Studium in Diblin for his formation?

PAT SAYS

Personally, I was surprised to discover that Dermo was retiring to a Dublin property and not to a Roman one.

I imagine he will travel to Rome a lot.

The GAA deal was a great deal for the GAA and a bad one for Dublin.

What happened?

I cannot see Dermo having any role in a Roman dicastery.

With Covid there are many places to send seminarians.

Did Dermo do out of court deals with victims?

85 replies on “FROM OUR DUBLIN PRIEST CORRESPONDENT.”

Would Aughrim Street be considered a nice area, as befits a man of sophisticated tastes such as Dermo?

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@ 9:39 pm – Coddle, now that’s a word I’ve only ever heard my nanner use haha.
Pork sausages, potatoes, onions, carrots — or whatever else is lying around her pantry; for this reason it would taste just that little bit more interesting, each time.
Nanner’s are the best cooks, I don’t care what anybody says. And if anybody says otherwise, I’ll tell my nanner 😋 😇 x

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God preserve me from Dublin Priests, especially GOB.
Im only answering because it’s the Christmas season. Will I have a final press conference ? No I won’t . However just so you can have some gossip material Gregory I’ll make some comments on your wide ranging rant.
Regarding the GAA deal. Its none of you business, you are not the fullness of the priesthood and never will be so it is beyond your pay grade.
Ive no interest in the Dicastery for Media/Communications, my interests are elsewhere.
Aughrim Street will be a suitable Dublin base some minor work is being done to two of the adjoining curates houses to make them suitable.
Gregory a Fairview boy like you should never use the word “parkland” when refering to a half acre overgrown garden. The nuncios abode is a dreadful 1970’s bungalow bliss design I don’t know how you can make any comparison.
Non disclosure deals are exactly that, non disclosure and if any exist their existence would be covered by non disclosure of their existence.
Regarding sending Dublin Seminarians to a place of study, well I couldn’t very well send them to the place where you studied as I had to close that place down and then finish off the job by giving the site to a developer. Anyway the Dominicans are real priests.
I will end as I begun with my daily prayer “God preserve me from Dublin Priests, especially GOB

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The king is dead Long live the king Thing about priests and nuns is does anyone give a shiny about them as a person five minutes after they go down the road

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8.40: Reread your question and you’ll reuse the superficiality of it!!! Asking about Mr. Darwi – as if you care!! Plonker stuff…

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That film about the Dominican students is just plain propaganda, putting forward a backward looking view of Catholicism. All that bowing and waltzing around in habits in the street ! Silly stuff ! However, we know that a good number of those young men shown in the film will be living double lives. When they aren’t prancing around in the habits, they will be sneaking out in their Levi 501s to go and have fun – it might in better times be a gay friendly bar, or the home of gay friends, or a Grindr hookup, or the Boilerhouse where they can meet another habited monk called Rawhide, or a trip out to some open air gay cruising site for a bit of alfresco. Of course, they wouldn’t admit to this. Rather, they will be pushing a hard line, orthodox, traditionalist moral message when they are in public. Remember, also, that if you come back in 10 or 15 years, probably 2/3rds of them will have left and gone on to other things. So, I don’t buy this packaged, traditionalist, faux portrayal of their lives, and any young man who is taken in by it should have his head examined.

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He gave up a very lucrative career as a dentist to follow his vocation.

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I notice in that article that the response of the Dominicans is to turn the tables and make Crotty the victim – “he would be saddened if he thought anybody would be offended”. Ahhhh, poor Father Crotty. Misunderstood. Rubbish ! He knew exactly what he was doing, chose the time and the place, and ranted about something in the knowledge that because he was quoting some Church document he was on sound ground. I know other priests who do that. They are able to use the protection of Church teaching as a cover to give vent to their own frustrations and oddities. Well, by and large, they are becoming an increasingly irrelevant and marginalised voice, as the country moves forward in its democracy, its social liberalism, its respect, its forward thinking. Yes, I know, somebody will throw the abortion issue at me, but I wonder how many of them have found themselves in the most difficult, intractable, highly personal situations in which women find themselves when it comes to abortion ? Very few. But, they will insist on pontificating on that issue just as Crotty did about homosexuality. They might know little about the experience of abortion, but I’m sure they have lots of personal experience about homosexuality, since most of them are that way inclined themselves. They just deny it and bury it. But it comes out in their spiteful, hateful, vicious attitudes and language.

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One comment on Miss Crotty’s homily said, “Typical dodgy comments from a priest from a shamed organisation.”

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@11:13am so how does one explain your own “spiteful, hateful, vicious attitudes and language”? What’s the drive behind your diatribe? You don’t come across as particularly “resolved” yourself buddy.

The abortion issue? The vast majority of abortions are carried out because the child is an inconvenience and because, increasingly today, human beings are regarded as disposable commodities.

So spare us the “the most difficult, intractable, highly personal situations in which women find themselves” claptrap. Abortion mongers use that rhetoric in their propaganda to perpetuate the “compassionate healthcare” lies.

Abortion has become literally as easy as popping a pill or a quick trip to the clinic and “problem” gone – a human life brutally snuffed out and not a second thought. “Celebrate your abortion” is one the caws of the abortion merchants nowadays.

Thankfully, there is still a very sizeable portion of the population who don’t buy the abortionist lies and propaganda. Today is the Feast of the Holy Innocents. There are still many Herods in Ireland and the world today.

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Wow @2:43 – somebody rattled your cage ! You certainly have a bee in your bonnet. Do you feel better now that you’ve got it off your chest ? Feel free, anytime…

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9.39: How many times have you “come off” with this super fantasized imagination? People like you are always closeted: pretend to be hethero, are in denial about their homosexuality, are full of angst and faux outrage. Your every word gives your secrets away, my dear Miss Pussy!!

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@ 1021 – I’m certainly not closeted and am very out about who I am. I’m honest and transparent. I don’t need to live a lie. What I object to is those who not so much live a lie and fool themselves – innocent enough, I think, only fooling themselves – but those who live a lie and then impose judgement and burdens on others by pretending to be something that they are not themselves. It’s called duplicity. That’s what I object to. That Dominican film is full of people like that. And don’t tell me that I can’t possibly know that, because I do know it ! Intimately.

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10:21’s logic:
A person says that Jack the Ripper was a murderer, therefore that person is a murderer.
Somebody read too much faux psychology in Maynooth!

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They would need to be electronically tagged to ensure compliance with their celibacy vows, alarms going off whenever they went, for example, near Crane Lane or any local gents in the vicinity.

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11.01: Your pink, sleazy cage is rattled….😂🤣😃😂😁👜👜🎀🎀👜👜…..poor auld queen…

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It probably would be difficult for Dermo to move to Rome in the present situation, so maybe these Dublin properties are just a stop gap. He will probably keep something in Dublin for when he pops backh and forth. But, I think he will definitely in the medium term prefer to be in Rome. Much more simpatico than Dublin.

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Don’t you just laugh at all this idle speculation from idle gossip mongers who have feck all to do with their time. I have lost count of how many times these inane silly questions have been asked on this blog. Must be a very bad news day and the same goms and omodons are out in force trying to give answers that are clearly laughable and idiotic. Most need carting off to have their heads examined.

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He said on the radio that he is still waiting for his resignation to be accepted and that he is moving into one of the curates houses. Interviewed by Pat Kenny in Newstalk. The Grab All Association rode him with spurs he was completely out of his depth.

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Personnel

Administrator: Fr Paddy Madden, Adm.
Parochial House, 34 Aughrim Street, Dublin 7. Tel: 01 8386571.

Curate: Fr Coriolan Muresan DCL, CC.
*(Also Chaplain to the Romanian-Greek Community).
Presbytery No 2, St Joseph’s Road, Dublin 7. Tel: 01 2447995 / Email: coryolan26@yahoo.it

Is Dermo going to live in the other curate’s house?

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Must be, he said he wasn’t returning to Rome he wanted some R&R in the curates house, he had everything in it ready to go. The interview should still be up on the Newstalk website.

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It’s still up on Newstalk Dermo reviews 2020. It’s in the last 5 mins he says he’s moving into a small house and has no interest in going back to Rome.

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His Resignation was accepted just like Vincent Nicholls and they were advised to stay in post until informed otherwise.

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I overindulged a bit too much over Christmas Pat. I caught a glimpse of my backside in the mirror as I stepped into the shower this morning. As my Da would say, it was like the back end of a shit cart. Time now for a bit of a diet.

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Vod bless Archbishop Madtin. He woukdn’t get my number 1, or 2 or 3!!!! But he certainly gave mych energy into Child Safeguarding Responsibilities. The work carried out by him was and is excellent. He had some difficulties in caring for priests but coming from a Dioplmatic background with little parish experiences and not knowing the priests at all were a disadvantage. He trued but he was too much “in control” and sometimes thought.more of a small coterie if “yes men” than the foot soldiers. He had some very creative ideas but we never got the resources to implement them. However, God be with him now.

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A fair comment. To be sure, looking after the clergy must be the most difficult bit. Half of them are auld bolloxes. The other half not so bad 😀

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11.38: Sorry honey, it’sbyour “prick” type that hang around Panti Bar….go dress up and be happy, closet queen!!

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Does Dublin have only one seminarian? That’s wild!

Dermo has little choice about where to send a sem. He cannot use Maynooth, having dissed it for years, the Irish College in Rome no longer accepts Irish sems (!), Milltown is closed and he must have an aversion to sending them to any of the mainland colleges or the English colleges on the Continent.

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Not interested in any of the diocese appointments. Its fast becoming irrelevant and more marginalised church. They have gone the opposite way that jesus intend to be.
They can’t be trusted whatsoever when it cones to accessing kids. Interesting to see church attracting more deviant people or a neutral word to describe it. Its attracting the wrong guys and misogynistic.
I realise it’s more legalistic as jesus was never about rules except for ten commandments.
One thing I noticed about rcc is when they gets too friendly with you especially if you have loads of money and then dump you off when it suits them.
RCC especially diocese of dublin have renamed deaf school in cabra as holy family. It’s not their money as its dept of education money. They think as if they own it but its the CBS property now discarded with new building funded by dept of education along with teachers salaries as well.
I wasnt happy when they renamed the school but its not my problem cos I have cut my ties with deaf school and move on.

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Hope you all had a nice time. I did. Hardly moved from the big chair and got enough pressies of my favourite tipple to keep me going for a few weeks.
Anyway, Isn’t it wonderful and a great gift from god that these Dominican have been spared the distraction of work like most of us. Work ,in any form, which the rest of us do to provide for our families well-being has been removed from them. It allows them to chant and bow and listen to scripture as the eat their copious meals. It must really be a most difficult way of living to embrace. Thank God the ontological change provides them with the strength to sustain such an arduous lifestyle. And the good people who are gullible and silly enough to subsidise this whole farrago seem to be in plentiful supply. Deo Gratias.

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“… he will travel to Rome a lot.”
He will still demand upgrade to business class like +Elsie and wheelchair assistance in due course.

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Another disgruntled fool @2.15pm spouting trash. How could DM demand any upgrade to business class from Dublin to Rome when NO airline offers that on that particular route including Aer Lingus.

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Dermot Martin has left Dublin in tatters. He performed well on the child abuse scandal but it was in the hope it would lead to greater rewards that never materialised. He has alienated clergy and laity. The Faith life and spiritual state of the archdiocese is very badly damaged. Demoralised clergy and religious practice in many places in a state of collapse. God help whoever has to clean up DM’s mess and find what is salvageable in the largest diocese in the country.

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2.49: Another false narrative. In all my years of working under the Archbishop, he never issued edicts to priests to “stop being creative, imaginative and visionary”. We look for excuses to justify our own inaction.

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At this stage of his life, Diarmuid Martin should be preparing his soul for when he meets his Maker. His “career” is over and it’s very clear that the entire enterprise was for him a “career”. Prepare to meet thy God, Diarmuid.

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DM has wrecked his Diocese. His priests are weak and few have stepped up to lead the faithful. Clonliffe staff demoralized and led by 10 priests on staff doing what? Where is DMs pastoral plan now? The sooner a new AB arrives the better. Dermos inner circle all treated by a good handshake. Media now handled by Maynooth. His Cathedral is a joke and very unwelcoming. What a mess.

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It is called Good budgeting.
Every Dioceses pays into the Bishops Conference and therefore Media is part of that so why pay for media twice.
He has been honest in parts with the number of parishes that needs to go and Elderly clergy should retire.
As for his letter strange in went in 8th April when + Nichols went in on 8th November yet Nichols has been answered maybe Archbishop Martin’s is in his files.

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3.04: A totally unacceptable summation of the Archbishop. Some priests like you are known in the Diocese. Overlooked for promotion are full of angst and condemn every aspect of the Archbishop’s life. Tough luck. The Archbishop never stopped any priest using his imagination for parish pastoral initiatives….Get on with your work…

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11.38…And plenty of “craic” to choose from for your titilation and fun…Yeah, Miss Bliss!

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I have never met DM but few of my friends did. All they said that he was a decent guy. He tried to be inclusive by including them in previous lourdes trips and choirs etc. That’s all I know about him.

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After the same-sex marriage referendum, he said he would listen but, of course, he didn’t. Just the usual waffle.

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Ask the Dublin PPWs about Diarmuid Martin. Many of them were totally shafted by the archdiocese.
They gave years of their lives and were ruthlessly treated and unceremoniously dumped by his faceless henchmen and henchwomen.
Many of us had our misgivings about this Parish Pastoral Workers scheme of Coddle’s to begin with – but it was foisted on us as almost a directive of the Holy Spirit.
All DM’s rhetoric of collaborating and the indispensable role of PPWs. Go back over his homilies and addresses.
And when it no longer suited or was deemed feasible, those people were got rid off without so much as a kiss my arse goodbye.
The hurt among some is so deep that they want nothing further to do with the Church. Is that, I ask you, how Christians should treat one another? How a Christian organisation treats its workers? Would a true Christian pastor permit such hurt to be perpetrated?
DM is ruthless and soulless. His “compassion” for abuse victims was feigned because it was fashionable and played well with the media and his public image. DM’s principal concern is his public image.
His pastoral and moral leadership has been virtually zero. He plays to the gallery of D4, D6, the Irish Times “cognoscenti” and RTÉ. He kisses the arses of the ilk of McAleese and Higgins, et alia. On the moral issues of the day, he is spineless.
His legacy is a deeply demoralised clergy and leaderless faithful. The Church in Dublin is adrift. It needs purification and healing after his tenure. I doubt the man even believes in God.

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5.39: While I am sorry about PPW’s and I believe the cinceptvwas a step in the right direction but some if them were very poor, dreary and unimaginative. Some spent their time designing fancy “liturgy and theology” tomes which were impractical for implementation. Some are good and excellent, some very lost!! Saying that, we need to continue to create more collaborative relationships and models of ministry for the good of smaller communities of faith and commitment, while always being welcoming to all. Archbishop Martin sometimes forgot, deliberately or otherwise, that he had “priests” to care for…but I will pray for him in his retirement.

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We can hardly pay Clergy never mind all these PPW’s yes it is sad but there is No money to pay them.
And some Clergy just became lazy and passed all the work to them as if they were their PA’S that was never the intention.
Dublin needs and will get a complete make over with the New Archbishop and his Deans as there maybe NO Auxiliaries.

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There is No money to pay the PPW’S we can hardly keep parishes going far too many parishes.
Some clergy seen the PPW’S as their PA’S and that was never the case.
Dublin will get a make over by the new Archbishop look at Limerick and K&L is set up that’s the future clusters
There is NO guarantee that Dublin will get Auxiliary Bishop’s either it maybe left to the Deans also known as VF’s
The way the PPW’S were treated in the end was sad and very unprofessional.

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3.04 clearly a disgruntled Dub priest. I always enjoy popping into the pro when I’m over. I find the buses to be very good in Ireland. In UK they have too many stops.

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5.49: Fr. Tommy, go back to school and learn how to write about relevant and current issues. Your commentary is imbecilic. You are, of course, not a “Rev. Fr”!! What the f**k have buses to do with the issue for debate today?….Thus…..go back to school.

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I am under highest level covid restrictions. Not seeing anyone for a chat. If I talk about buses it’s because I look forward to going on them again and seeing people. And I am a priest though I know I can’t prove that here.

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7.00: if you are a priest, which I doubt, you should take up permanent residence on Craggy Island….no intelligence required for that outpost!! Just be dumb!!

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7.56: That puts Fr. Tommy in his place.. 😁😂🤣…👍👍👍👍👍👍..he’s a buffoon, real or imagined…

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My decision is to keep commenting on the Blog, because I enjoy it. If you want to insult me, I accept it. As Pat said, if people slag you off, as least you’ve done something. But if I want to say something a bit risky, I will post as Anonymous. Is that OK Pat? I will go to bed soon now.

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