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RICHARD PURCELL – BY FATHER BRUNO – DUBLIN CORRESPONDENT.

Richard Purcell

1. Financial Access

The assets of the individual Cistercian houses are very significant.the abbot, in a house of old men, would have great temptations and access to the cheque books.

2. Appointments:

A. Purcell is on the Conference of Bishop’s Liturgical Commission eg: regular trips to Maynooth, overnights etc.

At a conference to mark the 50th anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium in the presence of Any Martin, he showed how clever he is by giving a critique of the state of church music ending his presentation with the following quote:

Seeing as each diocese is required to have a child protection officer, maybe we should require each diocese to have a music protection officer”.

Ha! Ha! What a joker!!!

B. His role on behalf of CORI in “TOWARD HEALING” is very troubling. He has no qualifications whatsoever.

One of their stated aims is to provide retreats / spiritual direction for adults who experienced abuse. That is for adults who may be very vulnerable in a church controlled residential setting such as a guest house.

Please highlight this risk as CORI’s credibility is at stake.

3. The Cistercian Generalate is suppressing / closing monasteries world wide at speed.

The assets of the Irish houses could all come under the “fraternal care” of this young abbot.

4. Towards Healing appears to have very close links with current and ex staff of St Luke’s which has worked with offending clerics for many years.

Why does Fr Hugh Lagan SMA not list his employment with St Luke’s on the Towards Healing website as he is a director of this CORI organisation. Conflict of interest?

Hugh Lagan

He also runs a road show for CORI for novices and junior religious in sexuality and abuse issues.

He spouts the St Luke’s expertise and was trained in psychology at Boston College for St. Luke’s.

5. Your favourite clerical psychologist David Marsden, who traded on his Gregorian University Licence in psychology, is now completing his doctorate in Rome, advertising himself as being employed as a psychologist in Maynooth and a UK seminary, prior to his current studies.

David Marsden

He was not a psychologist in Maynooth but a Vocation Growth Counsellor and no more.

He is very linked with the THEOLOGY OF THE BODY gang in the USA.

In the summer he gave a virtual conference on “THE VIRGIN MARY AND MARILYN MUNROE” in which he explained that one was an abused addict and the other the most beautiful woman in history.

6. Please find the Youtube of Richard Purcell milking the cow. It’s on the RTE broadcast from Roscrea.

7. Where is the hermit Father Jonos? Is his safety guaranteed?

Okolo all alone waiting for the ex arch and new arch.

159 replies on “RICHARD PURCELL – BY FATHER BRUNO – DUBLIN CORRESPONDENT.”

thhe HOLY PRIEST Marsden is the one who was fixing things at Maynooth withnthe nancy boys but these boys got on top of him and he was fired for doing the design of the HOLY GOD make no mistakes this MAN OF GOD is not the last you have heard of him hell be back you wait

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…..” with some nut job traditionalist seminary where they worry about masturbation and wet dreams as the defining criteria for suitability for ministry”

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Fr. David “I swear i’m not gay” Marsden’s doctorate will be about….you guessed it…homosexuality.

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David Marsden incited vulnerable seminarians to fight his battle with homosexuality. The guy is dangerous and should never be allowed near young seminarians again. His order sent him to Rome because he has become a big problem for them.

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Bishop’s Conference’s,Religious Conference’s,Psycologists they are all nut jobs we’ve had them for years and they’ve only made thing’s worse. As for Sacrosanctum Concilium not one of it’s recommendations have been followed. Instead all the liberal left wing loonies, unfortunately in charge have foisted their wishes on us. If all the allegations about Purcell etc. are true just get rid of them and remove their pernicious influence once and for all.

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Yes, he is, but unfortunately he represents a lobby which wields considerable influence not only in seminaries, but also in Catholic schools and universities. When was the last time anyone took a hard look at what is being taught in Catholic schools under the guise of Religious or Moral and Pastoral Education? It is surely noteworthy that an expert in such matters has recently been convicted of the usual stuff. Was he convinced of the Theology of the Body when degrading teenage boys?

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I’m taking it that Quigley is in prison after having been found guilty, and now awaiting a sentencing date ? Or has he been sentenced ? Whatever, I suspect that he will be getting or has got a long sentence for what he did, especially given the extra dimensions of imprisoning and sadism in his crimes. And, I’m sure that what came to court was only a small selection of what he was up to over the years. I know there are questions about timeline and on whose watch he was reintroduced to having contact with schools and children after his “sojourn” in the USA. I think the focus is on + Nichols and his VG of the time (who he ?). A wider question is, how did all that go on without anybody having any knowledge or suspicion at all in the Archdiocese of Birmingham ? Surely somebody’s antennae must have been twitching ? I often think that in the case of clergy, there are other clergy who do have some idea of what is going on, but for all sorts of reasons just won’t do anything about it. Clerical loyalty ? Fear ? Carelessness ? Misguided sense of human sinfulness and weakness ? Whatever, the end result is that because of any or all of that, young kids were being grievously abused and marked and harmed for life. They really should, those clergy and others, hang their heads in shame.

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Hermit Davy Jones is another little gift of Mandy Smith to Meath, along with Dame Kitty Kirby. I wonder Big Delia didn’t tap Davy for prior of Silverstream (no offense to Porno Elijah, dignus est!)? Bring all the monastic nutters of Meath under one roof? There might even be a way to get Sugar Ray in there too …

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There is a recurring theme in so many matters you post about here – amateurism.
Outside of the church the days of keen amateurism are long gone, and the fact the church continues to muddle through shows it hasn’t learned anything from the scandals of the past 30+ years.
A sensible organisation would hire outside psychologists, accountants, etc and thereby gain more credibility.

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7.13You looking in from the outside as where have you been the last 20 years.
the Church does hire in psychologists, accountants, lawyers, PR guys and so on or the “Organisation” could not function.
Clergy and suppose to attend to the Spiritual side of the parishes and the people of God see to the rest that was the plan however some older clergy still want to be jack of all trades.
External Auditors must sign of the accounts every year as well and external brokers look after investments as well

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No. The fact that clergy can still go around pretending to be psychologists shows nothing has changed. If they genuinely stuck to their own area of expertise this blog would significantly lack material.

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12.07
‘If they (the clergy) genuinely stuck to their own area of experise…’??😕
What?😑
Oh, of course! 😃 Indolence, social parasitism, mooching, etc.
I’m with you now. 😊

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Reminds me of the rogues’ galleries of old, Bp Pat, the +Aul Doll even gets a mention. There’s enough there to keep commentators going for days. Lovely.

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MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN
29 December 2020
Later this morning the Holy See will announce that Pope Francis has accepted my resignation as Archbishop of Dublin that I had presented at the beginning of this year. The Pope will also announce the name of my successor.
As I take leave of my ministry, I wish to thank all those who have sustained and encouraged me in my mission as Archbishop. I was genuinely moved over these past few weeks at the large number of people who have affectionately written to thank me and to wish me well at this new stage in my life and ministry. I thank them.
At the same time, I am aware of those who may feel that I have let them down or who have been offended by something I said or did or did not do. I ask their pardon.
I have given sixteen years of my life to this ministry as Archbishop of Dublin. I will never forget the faith and the generosity the commitment of the clergy and people of this diocese. Your faith has encouraged me.
The Church in Dublin is a very different one today than it was sixteen years ago. Parishes have become more vibrant than at any time in their history. We were the first diocese to introduce the permanent diaconate. We introduced parish pastoral workers. Families and schools have shown great commitment in transmitting faith in Jesus Christ to their children. Lay women and men have willingly taken on responsibility in parish life.
I remember the annual Holy Thursday Chrism Masses. They were always an occasion in which we saw the sincere commitment of priests to renewal in their ministry. I remember the close cooperation with the Diocesan Council of Priests on a wide exchange of pastoral reflection and proposals. Only once in those sixteen years was I unable to attend a meeting.
I remember the priests that I had the privilege to ordain. It may seem strange to say but I remember in a special way the funerals of priests. They were occasions at which the affection of people for their priest became manifest and they were occasions that made me recall what the call to priesthood means. In this context, I commend to your prayers the late Monsignor Tom Stack a priest of extraordinary qualities who died in these days.
I remember the events in the RDS at the Eucharistic Congress and the World Meting of Families. They were occasions in which we realised that there are great things happening in the Irish Church, especially with the participation of religious and missionary societies.
I remember the difficult past year with lockdowns and restrictions on our ministry. I think of those who died, of the bereaved, of the sick and of those who lost their livelihood. Our parishes faced challenges but were far from being undaunted.
I remember the hurt experienced by survivors of sexual abuse. My meetings with them were harrowing but I never came away from them without learning something of how survivors have to cope with their horrific experiences until the present. I thank the Child Safeguarding and Protection Service of the Diocese for the way it changed the culture of the diocese. I thank the lay people in every parish who work in this area. I thank the survivors who contributed to our response at a time when they had every reason to abandon us.
I thank those who worked closely with me personally in Archbishops House and in the diocesan administration. I enjoyed good relations of cooperation with leaders in public life, the city authorities, and the world of education. The Church must be present constructively in society. I was blessed with the friendship of two Church of Ireland Archbishops, John Neil and Michael Jackson, as well as leaders of other Christian Churches, the Islamic Community and both Jewish communities.
In my life, I had the remarkable experience over thirty years of working for the Holy See in international life. It was a privilege to know and serve four Popes. The greatest honour, however, was of course to be called to be Archbishop of the city and the diocese where I was born and grew up. I am and have always been a proud Dubliner.
The name of my successor will be announced later this morning. In the period until he can be fully installed as Archbishop, Pope Francis has appointed me as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Dublin with all the rights, faculties and duties of a diocesan bishop.
I know that my successor will receive the full support of the priests and people of this Diocese. I wish him well and pray the Lord that the Lord will bless him with good health and strong pastoral vision to lead the Catholic community in what will be challenging times.
Finally, I ask you to keep me in your affection and in your prayers.
+Diarmuid Martin
Archbishop of Dublin
· Due to Covid restrictions the announcement will be livestreamed on webcam from Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean McDermott Street, Dublin, at 11.00am via https://mcnmedia.tv/camera/our-lady-of-lourdes-dublin
· Proceedings will also be broadcast via the Facebook Page of the Archdiocese of Dublin at @DublinDiocese

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Oh well, I guess this little announcement will push everything else off the front pages for a few days……

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Tom Stack was a parish Dodger. He rang in sick one Sunday unfortunately for him you could hear the announcer for JFK airport in the background, this wasn’t an isolated incident.

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11.29
Catholic priests always tell the truth. You should know this, and shame on you for casting aspersions on the integrity of their moral character.
What was heard that day was Stack’s television.
‘S obvious. 😕

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10:13

It was for Pat’s information, how does that make me a “loon”. It’s public information now. Would Bishop Buckley rather I did not forward on information to him?

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Not at all. Your information is welcomed by me and the majority of my readers.

Keep it coming, friend.

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I’ve always liked +Diarmuid, but have to react to his claim that Dublin parishes are more vibrant today than ever or that great things are happening in the Irish Church. The only bishop who ever had the courage to tell it as it is was Archbishop Lefebvre – and I’m not by the way a supporter of the SSPX. The Church in Western Europe is in melt-down. It is not for me to comment further on the Irish Church, but, God knows, there has been plenty posted on this blog to refute +Diarmuid’s wishful thinking. As for England, we have Downside soon to be without a monastery, Ampleforth probably without a school, Upholland and Ushaw gone and now Wonersh, distinguished convents such as Stanbrook and Colwich either closing, merging or relocating to some kind of retirement home for a few old biddies left. Does Scotland even have a seminary? I was amused by the way to see that The Tablet last week illustrated an article on the crisis in the French Church with a photograph of St Nicholas du Chardonnet. Pause for thought: that particular church is always packed.

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11:29
Stack was another insincere performer like Cleary.
I always felt nauseated in his presence.

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There is SSPX laity on here and it is a disgrace to our Church the True Church.
SSPX member get of this blog and repent and Believe the Gospel.
Father Stephen Dunn has noticed a few and very concerning words being used.

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Scotland still has the Scots Colle Rome although it is relocating this year with 18 Students.
Royal Scots College Salamanca for their propaedeutic period
Just Saying 🙂

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Thanks to the other denominations and faith. What the fek did he ever do except the unity show once a year. Tis a farce. One Jesus who doesn’t wear a team jersey. Is there an interdenominational holy water sprinkling league Winner keeps the bucket for 12 months

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What ? David Marsden never had a Doctorate, only a Licence ? And he’s now studying for a Doctorate at a Roman Church university ? Wow, that inspires confidence, n’est pas ?
If he’s serious about his business, why is he not studying for a doctorate at some serious secular university in the UK / Ireland / USA ? That would inspire more confidence. I did a variety of degrees in Rome at the Gregorian and the Biblicum and let me tell you that compared to degrees I did back home, those Roman degrees are not worth the paper they are written on. Fr David Marsden’s reputation goes before him, and I doubt if he will ever get a job with seminarians in Ireland or the UK ever again, except with some nut job traditionalist seminary where they worry about masturbation and wet dreams as the defining criteria for suitability for ministry.

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Auld Gossip Alert@ 6:26pm
She’s at it again using yet another an other title, she just can’t help herself from picking up that poison pen dripping as usual with her uneducated vitriol.

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Poison pen LOL it is all facts to Father Wingerden who only today said he hopes to visit you over the coming weeks.
And strangely enough i was at Uni for 4 years.
Shows how you should never listen to gossip.

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6:26pm

Yes Martin? I’m sure Fr. Dunn was very concerned when you stole his identity and published your garbage using his name. I would remind you it is a criminal offense to use someone’s identity, your IP address will reveal all.

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Martin Boyle is the name and my IP can be reviewed at any time by anyone and all they will find is the Truth

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John Bhoy @ !0:00pm
Ha! Ha! Ha! you’re a caution, you were not at school for four years never mind University unless you were cleaning the toilets. You’re also the gossip of all gossips as everyone unfortunate enough to know you can attest.

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9:45pm
Your name is not Martin Boyle of course you’ve had that many names on here I’m sure you don’t know who you are yourself. And since you are a stranger to truth and that IP doesn’t exist you need psychiatric help.

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Where has Hourigan disappeared to? Maybe he is now renamed Dublin Correspondent. Maybe he joins a long list of the blog disappeared including Mulvihill, etc.

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@10:16 am
Rest assured, I am still around. I am very busy with work. But, I might make a longer post in the afternoon. 🤞🤞🤞

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10.43: Hooligan, just stay in your shite cave. Your presence here is poisonous, smelly, distrustful, lying and one of vengeance, like your puppet master, Bucko. You are a heap of crap.

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Bishop Dermot Farrell….wonderful….he will be good…Thank God….. God bless him and bless Archbishop Martin…AMDG…..

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Rinuncia e nomina dell’Arcivescovo Metropolita di Dublin (Irlanda)
Il Santo Padre ha accettato la rinuncia al governo pastorale dell’Arcidiocesi Metropolitana di Dublin (Irlanda), presentata da Sua Eccellenza Reverendissima Mons. Diarmuid Martin.
Il Santo Padre ha nominato Arcivescovo Metropolita di Dublin (Irlanda) Sua Eccellenza Reverendissima Mons. Dermot Pius Farrell, finora Vescovo di Ossory.

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A very crap and badly managed announcement in Dublin though. Not well thought through. And odd optics and sounds. Why there and not the Pro-Cathedral ? Why in a Salesian (I think) parish and not a diocesan run parish ? Why Dermot begging up the Salesians and their mass attendance ? It rather seems to me that it was a final dismissive, disdainful fingers up to the secular clergy of Dublin, who don’t really like Dermot, and he doesn’t really like them. A very odd performance altogether !

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Archbishop Elect Farrell picked the parishes as Pope Francis was in it.
Parishes belong to the Archdioceses and Religious Orders are the Administrators of them.
Archbishop Martin tried his best with some nasty clergy over 75 who would not retire as some Bishops and clergy think they are not replaceable.
You see it all of the Church Archbishops, Bishop and Clergy who are not either fit in health for the job or just shocking pen pushers.

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Archdiocese Dublin

@DublinDiocese
Welcome Bishop Dermot Farrell, Archbishop elect of Dublin.
In all our prayers and assured of the support of the people and priests of the Diocese as you begin your important mission.

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Very true; also of Heenan at Westminster. You have to go back at least to the early seventies to find any decent bishops; even then they were retiring or dying off. Nichols has been dreadful at Westminster, despite early high hopes, but who the hell is there to succeed him? All the usual names mentioned would be equally useless.

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@1238 – you are right, Nichols needs to go. As to whom would succeed him, well, there are a few who would like to: the one across the Thames, Wilson, the bruiser who is sorting out Southwark; Stock of Leeds, competent, careful, but boring; the Gaulieter from Salford, Arnold; and sweetie pie Longley from Birmingham, who probably would rather be left alone. Never mind whom it might be, the main thing is that Nichols needs to go first and leave a clear field. At the moment he’s hanging on because he says the Pope wants him to, but the Pope didn’t know about the IICSA lashing Nichols was going to get when he told him to stay on. Now he’s got to wait a while until he can act on that, but in due course I think Francis will move Nichols on when diplomatically convenient. I’d actually say that quietly they are furious with Nichols for what happened at IICSA. Nichols, bless him, doesn’t get the mismatch in timings and events and thinks that he’s still the bee’s knees.

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11.16: We should, in kindness and Christian charity wish Diarmuid Martin our gratitude and good wishes for his well being and health. We should also congratulate Bishop Farrell and pray that he will be blessed with the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. God bless the Dublin Diocese at this moment of new beginning.

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1.07
What a load of portentous, intercessionary twee!😅
Fruits of the Holy Spirit?😕 For Farrell?😲 As if he, or any of his kind, give the proverbial about the Holy Spirit and her charisms.😅
They dumped that mythology, along with their dormant consciences, on the day they were ordained to a priesthood Christ never intended, for an institution ‘corrupt, and riddled with corruption.’👹

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May I point out that I predicted Dermott Farrell some months ago. Goodbye Diarmuid Martin you won’t be missed.

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Dermott Farrell asked the Vatican to be able to finish up his appointment in Ossory which shows the level of the man; this is what held up his appointment. He is a kind, prayerful pastoral. His appointment will only be for short period. The Vatican did not want another Eamon Martin who is young, immature and inexperienced.

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The +Aul Doll has a good fifteen or sixteen years left in her as archbishop. She pays tribute to +Mrs Shufflewick and also calls for prayers for Miss Stack.

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11:40
You have no idea what you are talking about.
When a bishop is transferred from one diocese to another, there is a period between the announcement and installation.
Naturally D. Farrell will remain in Ossory as administrator until February 2.

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I see you didn’t make the cut Pat!
Maybe if you ‘turned away from sin’ and ‘repented’ then and just then you may see and recieve healing and reconciliation in your own life.
Your ministry has sadly been blighted by you not been able to move on, but instead you live a life of hatred and hurt towards others, not the true message of Christ.
I pray for you as I genuinely do believe you have much more to offer as you become closer to meeting God face to face.

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Such a passive aggressive comment, like so many of the clerical comments on here.
Anyone should be very suspicious indeed of any representative of the RC church presenting as healing any suggestion of ceasing to hold that abusive body to the damage it does.
11:29 your comment is itself abusive.

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“… he’s already present to us pre mortem.” sic)
Hi Gerry @ 3:31!
It’s actually prae morte.

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4.28

Actually, it is ‘pre mortem’. (Or ‘premortem’, if you choose)

I did say that you were gutless. And needless to say, as ignorant, too.😊

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1.11… My opinion, its an open blog and thanks for posting Pat.
Criticism is good for all, me included. So thanks for your opinion, it’s appreciated.

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11.29
‘…as you become (sic) closer to meeting God face to face.’😅
There’s nothing like the old scare-tactic to put the wind up people and to bend them to the will of you, ‘Father’, and your increasingly perverse church’.
But it no longer works, and it just makes fools of you and your kind.
We don’t have to await death to behold God face to face, priest: he’s already present to us pre mortem. But you don’t know this, priest, do you? Neither you nor the parody you pledged to serve at your ordination.

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3.31…. Please God it will be some time before sickness beholds me.
I serve no parody, I give my service to God and will the Spirit to direct me.
I fully respect and accept your post, negative comments and criticism is all part of living, good for all and helps one search for improvement.
God bless you and best wishes for 2021.

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5:31
Hi Gerry from the north of the country!
Allow me to correct your mistake:
‘…he’s already present to us pre
mortem.’
The correct form of the adverbial phrase is “prae morte” as indicated.
There is a word premortem. However, it’s a noun and a noun would be incongruous at that point in your sentence.

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Wrong choice for dublin re Farrell. He’s a company man and ‘yes’ man. He’s related to ledwith now a new ager speaker in USA. I think the reason he was approved was his admin skills in money, nothing do to with spiritual aspect of it.

Thats romanist Church for ya, its all money and power, perhaps an ego trip as well.

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Deaf Guy we are NOT a Company we are a Charity Organisation.
However you are correct about his admin and financial skills not only just needed with Dublin but sadly many dioceses need his skills in Finance.
So if Archbishop Jude Okolo is doing his job then Ferns and Ossory will be amalgamated but again I would not hold my breathe on Archbishop Jude Okolo
And Dromore amalgamated with Armagh.
Eamonn Martin needs to get his speed up because Dublin maybe the place of Ireland’s next Cardinal.
All eyes turn now to next Archbishop of Tuam in the Autumn.

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12.16pm anon,

The way I view it was that the Vatican itself is a kind of business conglomerate with many octopuses branches all over the world. They have its own laws such as Canon law akin to company law. It’s business to make money, otherwise, it won’t survive. They needed money to run it as they have billions in their bank account. Maradona once asked Pope Francis to sell off EXTRAVAGANT art works and artefacts pieces inside the Vatican but PF demurred.

Agree with you re dioceses as they needed to be dissolved into one big diocese. Less bishops as well cos we have far too many bishops here.

Okolo nuncio as I know just few bits here and there, he was baptised by an Irish priest in Africa as he went to primary school ran by an Irish nun. That’s all I know here nothing more or less. He as a nuncio even visited the grave of sma priest who baptised him.

As far as the laity like myself, farrell isn’t good news. It’s money management obviously as they wanted to manage money well before the fall in numbers in next 10 or 20 years time. I could see many churches sold off and merge into one small diocese with less people. Young people a

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You’ll find dioceses in Ireland are registered as both Ltd and charities. Which is used on any given occasion depends on the legal protection sought.
Dermot is 100% a company man. I have met him on many an occasion… like John Buckley, Dermot will do rounds of hospitals because it looks good; but he would stand on your throat to protect the church. A skilled politician, Dublin’s Bishop’s Palace best have a space big enough for an Audi, and a dinner table that is comfortable with meaningless conversation.

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The main contenders for Tuam will be Kevin Doran (only possible choice within the metropolitan on age abs service grounds) Fintan Monahan (Neary’s former right hand man and someone who would ensure continuity) or some boring safe company bets like Francis Duffy or Ray Browne.

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It’s not a charity, a company or a business. It’s a money-laundering and people-trafficking racket which solicits donations from people fool enough not to see the thin veneer of religion for what it is.

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Great news for Dublin. Bishop Farrell is a good administrator at every level. He will discern very wisely and responsibly. We are delighted. AMDG… Praise God. May Diarmuid be blessed in retirement and God be with him.

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There is a huge disconnect between bishops and the laity. Laity aren’t emanoured with the news re Dublin new Bishop. Cos they are a cover up merchants nothing more or less. Trust is gone in the people of Ireland. They do it in their own way now. Bishops aren’t seen as honest brokers since abuse scandals broke through and also huge incalculable damage that Casey and clearly did re double standards of their lives. The dam has broken or breached a little before that., now is deluge.
Church militant did more a lot more damage to romanist Church than this blog. Fair play to church militant but this blog enable us as a laity to see the other side of rcc which was more interesting and useful insights cos laity are blind and unquestionably attack me if I spoil it. But not anymore now cis bishops cover up and cover up endless times as we hardly see the whole truth coming out of their offices.
Did you of you as priests protest to your bishops re abuses? My guess would be no. That’s how you are beholden to your bishops.

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Deaf Guy come off whatever you are on !!!
there is many a Good Holy Bishop in Ireland so please do not class them all the same.as for cover ups those days have well gone as there is Charity Commission, Revenue and not forgetting the Police.
All safeguarding is sent straight to the Police.
As most of you see the Bishops as companies Men well they will not want sacked by Pope Francis too risky to cover things up.

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6.42pm anon
Can you name good and bad bishops here?
Some bishops are companies men as I dint want to give any of my monies to them. Why should we given Bishop ms record on the bling such as Bishop treanor, 42 k spend on kitchen as I can’t rem that Bishop who did that.
I would be the opposite to company men bishops although I’m just a laity with little bit of maverick style.
Who would you recommend re Bishop of Dublin or tuam? As a lay person, I have zero interest in that, no longer read nor listen to bishops. I just turn it off to another channel.
Tell me, if you can envisage the state of rcc in Ireland in 10 years time.?

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1.02 Spot on as Rome is not happy with the slowness of Eamon Martin over Dromore and him needing and Auxiliary as though he was getting ready to be the next Cardinal.
It is Eamon martin’s Presidency that is stopping the amalgamations of Dioceses.
Tuam has been offered to NO one as it is not vacant till May.

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Bye bye bye bye alb wearing secretaries and lazy priests it’s time to roll your sleeves up Dublin and get to work. The lazy days are well and truly over.

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Liz Breen
I think the fuller significance to today’s appointment in Dublin has been missed by some of those posting thus far. Dermot Farrell was the first Irish bishop appointed under the current Nuncio after the 5 years of the inexperienced Charlie Brown several of whose recommendations looked odd at the time. Even more so now.

The current Nuncio is likely to turn in the future to those he advanced to the episcopate – Router, Duignan, Dempsey – rather than the ‘misfits’ such as Phonsie, Francis Duffy or Ray Browne. Duignan will be the next Archbishop of Tuam and Router the next Bishop of Down and Connor.

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As a lay man, I ask what has any of these new Bishops done, absolutely nothing substantial to be deserving of a promotion, they are company men. Phonsie is viewed by people as a risk taker in a missionary sense and has genuine humility. Many of these clerical climbers want to be exalted and want the laity to kiss their arse. I can see through the charade

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Duignan is to get a united Galway, Kilfenora & Clonfert next year when Kelly goes. Doran will do 10 years in Tuam and Duignan who will then be in his early 60s will get the nod. This rumour has been doing the mill for over a year now (like the Farrell one). Nobody wants a repeat of the bland boring tenure like Neary had for over 25 years.

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1.18; Job’s comforter…….but way out of his TRUTH….wouldn’t know truth if it but him in the arse. You creepy gombeen.

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Pat if you’re remember Christy Jones was 78 when he retired in Elphin and John Kirby was 80 when his resignation was accepted in Clonfert. They don’t always get to go at 75 because the congregation for bishops is very slow at processing this stuff for smaller dioceses that are not considered major appointments. That could actually see Neary around for 2-3 more years potentially.

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Behind the scenes it appears that moves would suggest that Dromore will be broken up. Parishes in Down going to D&C with the rest for Armagh.
On this day of announcements please spare a though for Fr Timmo who was not given anything!

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My poor Timmy looked quite crestfallen at lunchtime. He said he hadn’t much appetite as last night’s Chinese was causing havoc.
But I know my Timmy. I know the deep hurt to which he won’t give expression.
For years and years, he has slaved and slaved after those men. No one will ever know the hardships of steering Sean Baptist Brady though many dangers, toils and snares.
He has utterly sacrificed himself, has my Timmy, immolated himself upon the altar of selfless service for the entire national church.
He organised to a tee the wonderful visit of Pope Francis to Ireland which was unprecedented in its success and impact.
There is scarcely room in Maynooth to accommodate the vocations that are still flowing from that occasion of grace for the Irish Church.
And what thanks, eh? Not even one pissy little diocese in a hole of a bog can they find it in themselves to offer him by way of gratitude.
I know he would be furious if he knew I was speaking out like this but I hurt for him and feel his pain. Oh yes, eaten bread is soon forgotten. They are all ungrateful bastards.

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Timmy’s Wife

I’m so glad you are there for him. I could have wept myself when I heard he didn’t get Dublin or anywhere for that matter. You’d have though after the years of desk priesting they would have given him something. Big Lily from Albert Street goes to Chapel Lane. She says ‘It’s not fair so it’s not’
Even an acclaimed church historian and expert on these matters has suggested that the least they could do would be to create a titular See for him. At least that would give him some kudos and take the bad look of things. The expert has suggested Timmo becomes the Titular Bishop of Ormeau and Rosetta……………..oh I can just see the wee critter now with his wee mitre!

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Maybe he will get an Auxiliaries job in Dublin.
Bishop Farrell is good at Finance so he will need a pen pusher so Timmy maybe the one.
I feel sorry for Bishop Leahy and Bishop Nulty as they had their eyes on Dublin and they are well organised into Pastoral units.

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@ 2:14 pm
Greetings from my “shite cave”. And, festive seasonal greetings to you, too. I trust you had a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas Day.
I am not surprised to read that you consider my presence here “poisonous”. However, nobody is forcing you to read my comments; nobody has solicited your opinion, however, you are welcome to proffer same, and it’s in the gift of Pat Buckley to publish them – if he so chooses. I am bemused that you refer to Pat Buckley as my “puppet master”. I can assure you that I am an autonomous agent.
Dom Richard Purcell is the chairperson of a company named Towards Healing, Company Certificate (7404314). It was registered on: 02/02/2011, and its current registered address is: St. Josephs Lodge, Mount St. Marys, Dundrum Road Dublin 14, Dublin 14, Dublin, D14 AH57.
https://towardshealing.ie/governance/
It is surprising that Fr. Purcell was appointed to this position due to the following:
a) He is a Cistercian monk of an Order that is dedicated to enclosure/seclusion, so this appointment is incompatible with his stated way of life;
b) His lack of managerial experience (questions about his financial management of Mount St. Joseph Abbey have been highlighted is a letter to the Father Immediate of Mount Melleray Abbey, Dom Michael Ryan; and,
c) The lack of stated professional qualifications in this area.
The Mission Statement of Towards Healing states:
“Towards Healing is committed to supporting victims/survivors of Catholic Institutional, Clerical and Religious childhood abuse and also their families. We offer counselling and other support services, appropriate to their needs, in a timely manner which are safe, respectful, cost effective, and of the highest quality”.
Of course, Towards Healing, will find themselves in a difficult situation should a certain affidavit be brought to their attention.
https://towardshealing.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Complaints-Policy.pdf
In light of the seriousness of the allegations made against Dom Richard Purcell; it would be in the best interests of this organisation for Dom Richard to IMMEDIATELY step aside immediately for reasons that do not need to be elucidated. Of course, it will be the absolute right of Fr. Purcell to defend his name.
However, as I have repeatedly written, nobody wishes to go down this road, and it would be in the best interests of Mount Melleray Abbey and this organisation for Dom Purcell to resign.

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5.21: Yes, Hooligan, go back to your “shit cave” for that us all you are spewing forth. You keep repeating those annoying phrases..”nobody asked you to read my comments”.. “no one solicited your opinion…however you are welcome to proffer ssme…” .. You’d be lost without these phrases. Inc8dentalky, NO ONE S8CITED YOUR OPINIIN …EITHER.. buy you promulgate. I sincerely hope that the CHRIST CHILD of Christmas, whom you bowed before somewhere will find his way into your heart. I notucevwe’re back to “certain affadavits” again!! Basically, you are a moral coward. Go yourself in person to TOWARDS HEALING..In doing so, they might heal you of your grotesque hatred, vengeance and pathetic, juvenile vindictiveness. I hope too that The Monk for whom you have a death wish will ignore your arrogance and self righteousness. Your repeat, ad nauseam “resign” call should be binned in your dirt cave…You are a smarmy, self conceited despot.

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5.21: Auld bogman has resurrected after his seasonal sojourn in some spot….probably Mt. Mellary!! Although the holiness of these good men might have blinded you, Mr. H. You ought to familiarise yourself with the TRUE gospels of Christ, not your interpreted versions which exclude mercy, kindness of heart, justice, fairness and the readiness to FORGIVE, not just once, twice or three or seven times, but 77. What in your smug mind do you not understand? Your, sir, is the behaviour of a bully and a lynch mob. Shame on you. Thank God I have bever encountered such self righteous condemnatiin like you offer in my times of failure and struggles. I suspect I’d be urged to head for a cliff!!! Thank God.

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Pack it in @ 4:19 pm lol.
No, seriously. These cats have been spoiled, but you see they have played a tremendous part in my healing process.
God knew what he was doing when he made cats, I think so anyhow.
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A friend of mine left her two cats with a lady who lives in her street when going on holiday — upon her return both cats’ fur were mottled and matted, it was awful.
Without going into too much detail, one of the cats has lots of fur and around the back there was dried pieces of you know what, when the cat walked it sounded tubular bells clanging together.
My friend fainted with shock on the very spot and we had to whiff smelling salts under her nose to bring her back round.
It was awful, truly awful, I say again.
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Thank the good Lord cats can essentially look after themselves, unlike dog’s and other domesticated animals.

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6.24: If coursebyiu’dvdefend your friend. He supplies you with dirt to flung at everyine whom you and he dislikes – in your narrow judgments. He, your friend, is not well intentioned. He is motivated by something very deeply unlikable, unacceptable and un Christ like. If he has moral courage, let him go personally to relevant people and say face to face what his grievances are..if he iscegregiously offended, let him find a therapist and sort out his inner demons and conflicts. He should stop STALKING this monk.

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6.24:…. Very bromantic…”our Robert…” Who is “our” – is he your closet friend close by? That bastardo is in need of salvation in Christ.

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No, our Robert lives 400 miles away from me. It’s just that he has shown be his Christo centred justice and truth passion.

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My advice Pat is don’t get into bed with Robert Hourigan. He will do the dirty on you then flee like shit off a shovel.

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6.41:: Are you seri6ius: Christo centred justice and truth?? You are delusional and easily fooled, Pat. I thought you had better discernment than that. We know your philosophy and attitude but there is no way your friend 400 miles away is of similar mind. That Hooligan piece is a horrible human being. He is steadily beating down a man whom he has condemned for his sinful behaviour. He has repeated a thousand times the same self righteous drivel for far too long…I wish you Pat every blesding for 202q and I trust, hope and pray That the Abbot, who has so painfully hurt and disappointed Hourigan will find peace and healing.

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Nice sight seeing in Belfast, bit drab in places. Met ex school mate of mine whom I hadn’t seen him for 25 years. He’s moved on as his daughter have moved to Larne but hes staying in Belfast as long as he’s comfortable. I asked him about Larne re protestant stronghold but that is receding now. His daughter doesn’t go to rcc as she left it long ago. She said it’s old men only club, no inclusiveness, women discarded as old cranks so forth.

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@6.36 pm

“He should stop STALKING this monk”.

I am just highlighting information that is available in the public domain. Richard Purcell is the chair of an incorporated company that is Dublin-registered.

Again, Richard is free to publicly deny the allegations if they are false. Nobody forced him to take the position of Chair. But, he should step aside and/or resign.

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7 22: Mr. H. you should stop STALKING this monk. Your constant referencing of him is STALKING. You are a creepy person. Really creepy. I’m sure he has read your vicious diatribes. Allow him to make his decisions in his conscience. You don’t own his conscience. Take a few extra chill pills. And again….REREAD the gospels of CHRIST. Go find another cause for the end of 2020 and stop boring the knickers off us..I have never met this monk but you are harrassing, stalking and are dangerously obsessed with him. If you are so egregiously enraged at another’s flaws and sinful failures, do as Jesus would do: go and speak with him face to face – and show you have moral courage. No excuses accepted. I have found myself hurt by others profoundly and discerned unlikable traits and I approached them with kindness and charity. It works.

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My favourite gospel story is the one where Jesus puts his fortune in an Australian bank so that there’s no paper trail.

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7.22: Hourigan, NO ONE forced you to comment but you continue to do so…I’m telling you I’d prefer if you shut your mouth but I respect your rught to speak shit.. This monk owes you nothing, so you should leave him to refind himself, which I’m sure he is doing. Your vindictiveness and stalking are counter productive. We’re you always such a piotious, holy little man? Keep mouthing off – but stay in your bog.

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Pat, Fanny is above in the rooms and she boollin’ BOOLLIN’ over the Dublin.
She took to the bed after the announcement this morning and there are untouched trays outside the door.
She fleeced the poor aul Trolly Dolly earlier when she doing her rounds with the fags and drinks and the other little treats for the lads.
The Troll Doll was genuinely concerned being a Kitten-In-Chief and she knocked on the door to inquire, “do you require anything Ma’am?”.
Well the door flung open and Fanny was like an angry goose turned savage!
“Can you get me anything?? Yesssssss the archdiocessssssssse of Dublinnnnnnnn” she hissed furiously.
The poor Trolley Doll took to her heels and fled and needed several fags to calm her nerves.
Awk she’s fierce heartscalded so she is. Pat. She overheard it was “President of Maynooth” but she missed where they said “former”.
Oh t’will be a spell before we are over this upset, Pat.

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7 23: Mrs. Beisn’s Boy’s creator, Brendan O Carroll is looking for f*****g crap comics like you! His show was a disaster this Christmas….awful comedy….pure drivel…and your comment would aptly fit the bottom of the barrel crap!!

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Pat, please, for the love if God, don’t encourage this merry-go-round of Mr. Hourigan and a few others hijack your blog. If Hourigan has moral strength and integrity he should confront hus nemesis with kindness and share with him how terribly broken, wounded and displeased he is with the monk’s sins. Oh, I can imagine the tears flowing from the biogge’s eyes.. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭..Go, Robert, go….(to the loo!!).

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6.52: Trotsky, the priblem is Pat and Hourigan are an ensemble if viciousness. One can’t do without the ither. Hourugan is attempting to paint himself as a moral, spiritual warrior, spotless and pure wuth an unblemished l7fe. Who knows That inky God, so he pretends outrage, now in its 6 month!!! He will shit all over Pat when it suits him and though Patbusxwise, hevgas been caught befire in another person’s agenda…Hourigan, die, I command! Tied to your arrogance and self righteousness. As Jesus says….not 3/4/5/ or 7 times must you forgive BUT 77 times….Listen, Hourugan, if you have ears…

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There is a lot of vindictiveness and hatred directed against R. H. I have nothing against him. Its just Purcell role in towards healing which I have a huge problem with. Cos one poster 👆said its consists of ex staff of St Luke’s.
Could you please expand on this as what do you mean by St Luke’s? Is it their association with St Luke’s facility? I would deeply appreciate this cis I’m quite uncomfortable of resuming my therapy via towards healing. It was stopped few years ago cos I had issues with 3rd party and then Cov19 came along which stopped my tracks.
Anyway, I wish Bishop Martin well in his new retirement. Lufthansa trips are bit expensive as I have flown with lufthansa a couple of times. They treat passengers well based on my experience with them re pilot strike. KLm would be my choice if it arose again cos of reasonable fares as Dutch bit better than the Germans sticklers.

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8.47pm
LOLOL. What silly comments that you are referring to? 😜. U a church supporter ha😉😉

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Pat I love it when the faithful and clergy go mad at Robert Hourigan. That alone shows he’s digging in the right place. Who knows, there might even be further revelations of hanky panky to come!

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Bishop Pat,
Presumably Dublin students will be sent to Maynooth from now on. Will you be writing to Archbishop elect about the sensitive stuff you wrote to Diarmuid Martin about concerning the sunny south east? Or did Diarmuid reply yet?
Wishing Michael Byrne all the best in his lay role. Whatever some people were implying about the possibility of him being ordained for Dublin at some future juncture it won’t be happening under Archbishop elect’s tenure and any of those priests in Dublin who are semi retired would want to make alternative arrangements.

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Bishop Tighe is rejoicing not to be leaving his cosy job and apartment in Rome. You do realise Pat that he advised Dermo not to contact you under any circumstance ever again. He has dined out with Eamon Fitzgerald and advised him not to have any further contact with you either. Tighe and Mgr Kennedy of the CDF are very good pals and often dine out in the Borgo Pio district. It’s safe to say he loathes you Pat.

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Last evening, I received an e-mail from an individual, who shared something very profound with me; it was so personal and so stark; it has informed my thoughts for most of today. Having reflected on the contents of that e-mail, and discussed the matter with people this evening, I am mindful that: a) Richard Purcell has a family, and, b) people can be fragile.

In reply to all the various shrill comments, I will simply reply that I have a copy of affidavit sworn under penalty of perjury by the older brother of a young man. He affirms a conversation he had with his younger brother where the latter confirms he “knows” Richard Purcell; I need write no more. All the ranting and raving in the comments is not going to change this reality. Nonetheless, the affidavit makes clear the position of Richard Purcell is untenable and he should resign as the Abbot of Mount Melleray Abbey and/or take some time out from monastic life to discern if he “truly seeks God”.

I am not going to comment any more on the blog about this matter. I will confirm that mandates have been signed, affidavits are ready with one more to be finalised.

NOBODY wishes and/or wants to escalate this matter to Rome. The classic way of resigning from office is on the grounds of ill-health and/or state it is your desire to focus more deeply your original vocation, and then disappear in due course. It would be good if this was ameliorated by the Feast of the Epiphany. Of course, Richard Purcell may choose not to resign; then the matter will be in the hands of a Advocate of the Roman Rota, and a Rome-based Tribunal, again, I asseverate nobody wishes for this matter to go to Rome; but, Abbot Richard has been given every opportunity to resign and do the right thing for his community.

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As I said earlier people like Hourigan and Mulvihill are here one minute on this blog and gone the next along with their nonsense. I rest my case.

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Robert you said weeks ago that all documents were with the defunct Congregation of Religious now called the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

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An8n at 9.57: Robert has said and promised a lot of BIG things…all huffing and puffing… he ain’t as pure as the driven snow, poor hoor!! A gargantuan hypocrite.

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9 27: More f*****g affadavits, more “strangers” making late night calls. More lies from Hooligan. More threats, more promises. What a large, dangerous fantasy world this bogman lives in! Hooligan – irrespective of the “wrongs, sins and failings” of any monk (your perceptions), your behaviour of stalking, threatening and bullying is morally repugnant. I believe you to be playing very loose with truth and thus endangering other people’s lives. You may even be encouraging your late night callers to blackmail. You are a despicable person. You have no moral authority to force resignation on anyone. Perhaps you should spend some days in reparation through prayer and penance, you stalker.

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9.27: Poor Miss Hoola Hoop….not getting her way with bullying threats – then goes into a womanly hissy fit…”I am not going to comment any more…”. Go and bury yourself in the bog. You hard irrelevant in the scheme of things except for your pathetic vindictiveness, dressed up as justice. Grow up. Find more worthwhile causes in 2021 that will actually make a difference the well-being, good and betterment of others.

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Bored and choking while listening to more music. Kate Bush, now there’s a blast from the past! x
Wuthering Heights – Kate Bushhttps://youtu.be/Fk-4lXLM34g

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