Categories
Uncategorized

DERMOT FARRELL GOES TO DUBLIN.

Dermot Farrell

After 16 years of a media archbishop the arrival of a quiet “country cousin” is certainly different.

But will it make any difference?

The Irish nation is no longer a confessional Roman Catholic nation and in fact is, justifiably, anti-Catholic and anti-clerical.

In a few days time the Three Wise Men will bring their gold, frankincense and myrrh.

What will Wise Man Farrell bring with him to Dublin?

The “gold’ of Roman Catholic doctrine?

The “frankincense” of hierarchy and clericalism?

The “myrrh” of patriarchy, misogyny and the antediluvianism of an institution that is of total irrelevance to the 21st century Ireland.

The Dublin diocese has two major problems facing it:

1. The massive rift between the archbishop and the clergy created by Diarmuid Martin’s unwillingness and inability to treat the Dublin priests as brothers and fellow workers.

2. The massive financial crisis left by Diarmuid in spite of the GAA millions.

The priests of Meath and Ossory will tell us if Farrell is a good or bad manager of monies.

As time goes by the priests of Dublin will tell us if Farrell heals the rift that has lasted for 16 years.

Farrell nay be a “nice man”? I have never met him and don’t know.

Nice is certainly better than nothing.

The question is: “Will nice be enough”?

I think that like all other Irish RC bishops, Farrell will continue to simply manage decline.

He is a company man.

I was amused by a comment yesterday:

“If there room for an Audi and a dining room table where nothing of substance is ever talked about, then Dermot will be happy”.

That what happens when the Kingdom of God is reduced to an institution.

“There is neither priest nor prophet to ply his trade in the land”.

How free and wonderful it is not to be a part of it.

138 replies on “DERMOT FARRELL GOES TO DUBLIN.”

Hope the Three Wise Men are from the same Household 🙂
Dublin is financially sound just too many Churches and Property.
Be very interesting if he applies for Auxiliaries time will tell
God Bless Him for taking on the challenge as few are disappointed they were passed by.

Like

When you say he may be a ‘nice’ person, however, in
the 13th Century the French word nice translates to be a stupid/foolish person. In Latin the word translates to ignorance. Personally I never use the word nice for that reason.

Like

10.57
You’ve tipped this pointless garbage on this blog before, with precisely the same effect. Disinterest.😕

Like

I laugh at the thought of DF healing a rift with priests.
He relies on informants. He relied on Donal o’Neill’s expert opinions in Maynooth while remaining aloof of seminarians…. turned out Donal was having difficulty on the auld vocation front himself. Mind you that didn’t surprise us seminarians due to his behaviour, or his stories of climbing over the wall (when he was a seminarian) following nights out with particular nurses. Even as a priest football and golf were more important than God and doctrine.
But I digress from Msgr. Audi F – who was capable of a decision based on meeting seminarians once a year for a 30 minute talk on whatever tickled his fancy (sex and +Pat Buckley’s blog in my case).
DF choose not to make connection with seminarians. He did not dine with us. He did not converse with us. He did not pray the office with us as a community.
He left behind a seminary culture which Hugh Connolly paid the price for.
I hope for Dublin’s sake DF has changed. If he has no interest in knowing his priests he will never understand the laity.
If you read this DF you know who I am. Contact me and I will help you reflect and grow. Say hello to your cousin Ledwith.

Like

12.31: Holy Groats….you are precisely the kind of iduituc guy the new AB needs to avoid…Are you still in your seminary adolescent crap stage? Seems like you are. Grow up. We all had silly fun as seminarians and as students. We mostly all grow up but some don’t, as in your case.

Like

@ 11.53 & 12.10 The Holy Goat will briefly entertain your inane comments and give response.
I had my silly fun pre-seminary and knew what I was signing up for. As a chaste seminarian I focused on my own formation. The activities of others was not my concern, although I did ask the man and his visitors next door to keep the noise down late at night, as I like my sleep.
Both of you infer your low standards in my direction. It says more of you two than me.
As for being stuck in seminary stage… then as now I recognise bad people management. My recognition of it and refusal to accept it has resulted in a good career with a staff and budget not dissimilar to DF’s. However, while he tries to manage shrinkage of his organisation I manage growth and expansion I mine.
Now I am not here to educate you, or to correct your childish ways. So I wish you the best for your small-minded lives.

Like

1.43

I, too, was a chaste seminarian who said his prayers and believed, but I was laughed at.

I’m glad I got out of the Romanist ministry when I did; in fact, out of Romanism altogether.😊

Like

@2.39
Aren’t we all better off the The Director of malFormation, Donal O’Neill, found his career.

Like

@ 7.54
Isn’t it amazing that priests there had no belief that a seminarian might be chaste!!

Like

You were lucky to get 30 mins with Mgr Farrell. When Mgr Ledwith was president the seminarians never met him, he was totally aloof.

Like

@1.04. It’s biological. Not all men can last 30 min but I hear Ledwith was apoof with seminarians.

Like

I wish the new Dublin AB every blesdi g as he begins his ministry with us. Surely it’s just ignorant to assess the man as he has not even begun? Pat, why look for fauktlunescso quickly? The New AB is well aware of the task ahead, so a little more positivity and good wishes would be more appropriate. Bishop Farrell is a very competent, discerning and caring bishop. God bless him now.

Like

11.44: Yes, English is my first language.. along with Latin, French and Gaeilge…I had a wonderful De la Salle Brother scholar as a teacher of latin and french… The predictive text ran amok before correction..So damn awful….Whatever the mistakes, the message is still relevant: Pat should have some human kindness and express good wishes to Dermot Farrell and not be always finding faults and failings.

Like

I have no desire to express good wishes to an RC operative whose aim is to bolster up an internationally disgraced and corrupt institution.

Like

12.35

Why on earth would any decent person express good wishes to a principal guardian of an institution, the Roman Catholic Church, that is self-evidently ‘corrupt, and riddled with corruption’.

Farrell betrayed Christ on the day he was ordained a Romanist priest, since he foreswore the Saviour by pledging obedience not to the one who had suffered and died for him on Calvary, but, for personal advantage, to mere men and their successors.

Farrell is a Judas.

And he, and his fellow Romanist bishops, have received their reward.

Like

Interesting comment by 7.49 – acknowledges he is only starting with you but affirming his positive traits…
If you rely o the opinions of others to know a man’s character you may be a big edjit!!

Like

How long will it be, Bp Pat, before you are forced to write and bring the new archbishop’s attention to some new scandal or strange goings-on? Not long, I wager.

Like

I wonder who the next dirty Jessebelle will be to go on further studies or a sabbatical, or more likely, just disappear? You can read them like a book now, Bp Pat.

Like

I Don’t think Pat can expect any response from DF as AB in the way Dermo did. The Nuncio and Rome told Dermo not to make contact with Pat. The chances of DF replying to and contacting Pat are zero, nein, nem, nay, non and nihil.

Like

Have we any proof that the nuncio and Rome told DM not to be in contact with me?
DM did not obey them?

Like

DF doesn’t like +Pat. +Pat represents conscience and ethics, while DF is a morals man.

Blind adherence to black letter morals, rather than ethics, is what allows the Church comfort their conscience when engaging in unethical behaviour.

Ethics are for the strong. Morals for the blind sheep who step on the unfortunate to sooth their conscience

Like

@+Pat 10.38.
Very likely.
Inability of independ thought on over-reliance on magisterium has been the tragic flaw of the Irish Church.

Like

Indeed. Laziness too. Not wanting to do your own thinking. As J C McQuaid once said to someone who started a sentence with “I think…..”. ” Don’t THINK”!

Like

The Goat’s distinction between ethics and morals is a piece of solipsistic nonsense. Let’s hope his new career doesn’t require a rational approach.
10.30

Like

@2.46
Congratulations, you must have waited years to use the word ‘solipsistic’. Great to see your use of it means that you missed my point altogether. How solipsistic of you.

Like

We can only hope that the appointment of Bishop Dermot Farrell to the Archdiocese of Dublin will bring new hope to Dublin after years of a hopeless administration. Dublin deserves better, we shall see.

Like

I think I read on CTS, Patricia bemoaning that Ireland had gone from being the most Catholic country to the most anti-Catholic country in the world.

Like

8.59
The Republic of Ireland under the jackboot of Roman Catholicism was positively retarded culturally, and was seen as the oddball of Europe.

Like

I think the general reaction in Dublin and Ireland is going to be a great big yawn. It will be a sign of just how marginalised the Church has become in Ireland. It is only a single, small and occasional aspect of peoples’ lives. They will barely notice that there is a new archbishop. Great big non-event. That should inform the new archbishop about what he should do and how he should act. No more triumphalism. No more authoritarianism. No more clericalism. No more assumptions. No more lecturing and moralising. No more thinking the Church is entitled. Rather, humility, simplicity, poverty, approachability, working for justice and peace and for the poorest.

Like

Remember the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, stunned old +Shufflewick when he said on the radio: “I was speaking to an Irish friend recently who was saying that it’s quite difficult in some parts of Ireland to go down the street wearing a clerical collar now.” “And an institution so deeply bound into the life of a society suddenly losing all credibility – that’s not just a problem for the church, it is a problem for everybody in Ireland.”

Like

Pat @10.20am On the contrary DM did indeed obey the Nuncio and Tighe. Your last communication with Dermo remains unanswered. On a recent blog I asked you if Dermo had replied and you answered NO. The same has happened with Eamon Fitzgerald so let’s not pretend otherwise and play games.

Like

You are indeed correct. He did not reply to my last question him.

I had an 18 minute and 36 second telephone call with Fitzgerald on 13.9.20.

He has yet to affirm or deny my statement that he told me of Richard Purcell’s misbehaviour in Roscrea.

In his own words: “We were hoping it was a one-off”.

Imagine an abbot general telling the truth by mistake 🤣

Like

The term “Moslem” is colonial, racism.
The people of the Islamic faith are called “Muslims”.

Like

2.55

Oddly enough then (or perhaps not odd at all), the documents of the Romanist Second Vatican Council use the word ‘moslem’.

Shows how ecumenically progressive this church-not-founded-by-Christ was at the time, doesn’t it?😕

Like

6:03
The documents of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican were published in Latin. So, in fact, the form of the word in use there is Musulmanus. What you are referring to is merely one English translation, of which there are more than one, of your acquaintance.

Like

9.10: …Em…em…em…” Rather, humility, simplicity, poverty, approachability, working for justice, peace and for the poorest..” you suggest. I presume all such qualities are shining forth from your life and inspiring all others to emulate you!! I am presuming too much…em..em..em..The “lecturering” you dismiss as a trait in others is clearly demonstrated in your comment. Not very commendable…

Like

9:10am

How boring you are, we need more Triumphalism and Authoritarianism you might want simplicity, poverty the smell of the sheep (disgusting) you can keep it. Personally I prefer Aqua di Parma or Bulgari if l could afford it

Like

Say what you like about Dermot Farrell but if he were bishop of Waterford and Lismore he’d have sorted Mount Melleray. Like him or loathe him Bishop Dermot has no time for hypocrites.

Like

I know a senior priest in Dromore diocese who has already stated what was revealed on the blog yesterday that the Co Down parishes are to become part of Down and Connor. He went further and said that once that happens a new Auxiliary will be appointed. Has anyone else heard this?

Like

There will be a few amalgamations in the next few years.
Maybe Ferns and Ossory first.
The Nuncio has been told to get the Dioceses cut but it is Eamon Martin that is holding it all up.
Pope Francis is not very keen on Auxiliaries.
DF may get the Red Beretta.

Like

What’s the weather over your way Pat? It’s quite clear here after we had the full moon last night. Might go for a walk. Fresh breeze coming +Dublin’s way anyhow 😊

Like

Farrell will be perfect as ceo of Dublin. He is a slick business man who used Ossory as a rung on the ladder. Cold, clinical no attachment..get the job done.. My memories of him prostituting himself to ‘friends’ of Maynooth.. auctioning honorary doctorates..medals of Saint Patrick.. damehoods to the tampon queen Barbara Gannon and Sophia Casey et al.. The presentation to Sophia like a whos who of Latin American tinpot tyrants.. relics of the Reagan/ William T Casey era . Once Farrell and cuz Ledwith got the dollars they didn’t care.. I expect Dermo to start minting gold medals of St Laurence O Toole now.. to the highest bidder.. all very grubby.. soulless.. not a Pope Francis type appointment..

Like

11.55
All seems yellow to the jaundiced eye.
DF is very much a Francis appointmrnt. Ask any parishoner from Dunboyne or any teacher from schools he’s been connected with. He’s hard working, intelligent, tough, spiritual, and a man who puts faith at the centre of his life.
By far the best Irish choice of Francis’ pontificate.

Like

DF is a True Pope Francis man not like the current other Archbishops who flow with the tide all Benedict’s men now trying to be Pope Francis followers.
If Amy say’s Pope Francis once now he says it a hundred times.
Archbishop Jude Okolo would have stopped the appointment of DF if that were not the case.

Like

12:11pm

What wonderful news , I’m delighted to hear about the restoration of the altar rails in St.Saviour’s Dominican Church. they should never have been removed in the first place .Of course the iconoclasts couldn’t wait to get rid of anything remotely Catholic when they started their re-ordering, or as I would say destruction of our Churches.

Like

1.35

Where’s Cromwell when you need him, eh?

I have only one criticism of this great Englishman and Christian: he wasn’t thorough in Ireland.

I imagine Oliver’s dreams were much like Patricius’s, that other Hibernian-linked Brit: Come back to us…and finish the f*****g job!😠

Like

1.35

You UTTER fool! Restoration of those baubles signifies a resurgence of Romanist clericalism, the very sinful state that is destroying Catholicism in Ireland and elsewhere.

You intellectual retard.😆

Like

Can you imagine how many Irish kids, and babies, would have been spared the sexual attentions of filthy Irish Romanist clerics, had Cromwell done his Christian duty and rid this land of Romanism? Of EVERY FILTHY Romanist priest and religious?
Of this evil parody of ALL that Christ had intended?

Like

At 6.26, yes I agree. Had the Lord Protector of England, Ireland, and Wales been more efficient, Ireland would have been divested of Romanism, and her pimp-priests.

And generations of Irish children would have been spared being buggered, raped, and sexually molested by these Romanist parasites.

SHAME ON YOU, CROMWELL!

Like

Gerry from the north at 9.17 and 9.27 speaking to Gerry from the north at 6.26. Surprisingly, he agrees with himself.

The more martyrs the church produces the surer its destiny. Martyrum sanguis semen ecclesiae.

Like

9.39
I take it that you’re a Romanist cleric who approves kiddie-fiddling, or the kiddie-fiddling he has already committed as a dirty, filthy, Christ-betraying Romanist priest?😕

Like

Astonishing choice – a priest who had oversight of many ‘strange goings on’ in Maynooth and did damn all to prevent them, who saw good men fired from Maynooth wholesale by his undisciplined underlings (Enda/Donal et al), now to replace an Archbishop who spoke out about Maynooth’s ‘strange goings ons’ but did little himself to oppose them. Which of these two has the greatest number of Out of Court Settlements allied to Confidentiality/Secrecy Clauses? What a dull, depressing dolt to send to Dublin.

Like

The ‘strange goings on’ comment means nothing. DM had already decided to move his few seminarians for his own reasons, well in advance of that soundbyte.

Your use of the word undisciplined to refer to one of Maynooth’s greats shows readers where you are coming from.

Like

Pat the Maynooth survivors need justice. Mullaney & Prior plus Hugh needs to go on trial Pat.

Like

I am willing to have a meeting with them. Get them together and let me know.

Like

11.19pm anon.
Well said 👆. I don’t know the new Dublin Bishop either just news of him on paper. We don’t know the real DF except for maynooth ex sems or now priests.
DF is a company man who will defend rcc at all costs irrespective of you or me. He will defend that institution no matter what even corrupted one’s. Why should we fawning on him cos its not worth. Its interesting re his record of stewardship in maynooth that we as lay people don’t know much about him.
Its a very clear indication that the Vatican have quite deep interests in all things to money by appointing him to look after the biggest diocese in Ireland. Thus loads of money.
We as lay people shouldn’t be contributing to Dublin diocese where we have no say in this matter. They can do what they like with our laypeople money thus no accountability. Thus is the reason I stopped contributing it as I give it to homeless by giving them food such as tea or coffee with take away food to keep them healthy and alive.
On final note, DF is a pure company man who don’t have our real interests at heart, only for the Vatican and for themselves. We all need a dose of reality as regards to rcc.

Like

Deaf guy we have got the message 10 times over, you give money to homeless instead of the Church yeah yeah yeah. Are you usually this repetetive as it does become boring after a bit. You are also imitating Pat now with your language – “the Bishop is a company man”. Yawn!!! Get a life you fool.

Like

So you accept this TRUTH!😕
Of course you do.😊
Unlike the very many retards who opt to follow Satan. 😡

Like

Bp Pat, will you see the year out with an update on Silverstream and Kitty von Kirby and her merry band of freaky he-virgins?

Like

@2.26pm What a saddo you are. Freaky and pathetic man arent you. Get back to your shite cave where you belong trailer trash

Like

2.35 and 2.35…F*****g snow flakes the lot of you; queenie little girls who’d cry for any reason. Were never men, won’t ever be and are still adolescent…Honestly….Grow up…dainty snowflakes.

Like

3.07: For years the ex sems and friends have acted like victims…I don’t believe much of their narrative and won’t until there is definitive proof…Let them take civil proceedings: otherwise dry up! 👍👍👍👍👍👍….

Like

2.36 … Along with your Maynooth victims…Pat…all money chasers.. When i was at university i was bullied and l7fecwas difficult at times among peers and some snooty lecturers…I got in with my life. I couldn’t afford to be full of self pity…The seminarians of recent years are a soft, easily perturbed lot…They should grow up.

Like

Pat my favourite gospel story is the one where Jesus tells people that their defilement of the temple isn’t any of his business, he’s looking to his own conscience and if anyone has concerns they should go through the proper channels.

Like

I see Tighes name crops up in relation to being against you Pat. Have you ever had a falling out with him or know the reason for his resentment towards you?

Like

Has Dermo been replaced by Dear Mo. Of course he and we are all products of the system. Even the opposition wears the suit. Brexit soon Any sign of Romexit. But sure talk is like wind. Happy New Year All

Like

I see very little reaction to this appointment in the national press and media. A few mentions. It’s an indication of the irrelevance of this appointment to the national mood, situation, and life in general. I do wish the Roman Catholic Church would understand and recognise its new place in Ireland in the 21st century. They are never going to be able to go back to the past. They will blame us for what has happened, but the truth is by and large that they have brought this on themselves by losing our trust The child abuse scandal in Ireland uncovered so much more that was dystopian about the RCC and its clerical class. If they want to remain relevant and be listened to, they are going to have to undergo a huge and radical change. Appointing a mid 60s man to Dublin is not going to do it.

Like

I see very little reaction to this appointment in the national press and media. A few mentions. It’s an indication of the irrelevance of this appointment to the national mood, situation, and life in general. I do wish the Roman Catholic Church would understand and recognise its new place in Ireland in the 21st century. They are never going to be able to go back to the past. They will blame us for what has happened, but the truth is by and large that they have brought this on themselves by losing our trust The child abuse scandal in Ireland uncovered so much more that was dystopian about the RCC and its clerical class. If they want to remain relevant and be listened to, they are going to have to undergo a huge and radical change. Appointing a mid 60s man to Dublin is not going to do it.

Like

I think the church is now in such a siege mentality they wouldn’t be able to comprehend your comment or even consider giving such an appointment to anyone but a safe pair of hands. Managed decline is the only way forward from here.

Like

Romanists in Ireland are now largely an irrelevance, morally and socially.

We have almighty God to thank for our liberation from the intellectual thuggery of the Church of Rome.😄

Like

I have experience of a number of other organisations, institutions, businesses etc as a result of my working professional life. I have to say to you that none of them would be responding to what is happening in their organisation or business with the same lack of urgency which we see in the Catholic Church. It is clear that there is a systemic problem, perhaps even an existential one, which most reasonable minded and good willed people surely can see ? And yet, the hierarchy of the Catholic Church just seems incapable of seeing it, or if they do see it, of acting. The appointment of a 65 plus man to Dublin does not hack it. From my experience in business, any such problem would be gripped with firmness and action taken. Just letting it slip, waiting for someone else to do something about it, hoping it will go away or not come to the boil on your watch, just would not ever have been acceptable. Anyhow, first and foremost, they have to accept there is a problem. Are we absolutely sure that our bishops and priests know that there is a problem and what the problem is ?

Like

There is a lot of heads in the sand going on all the time. They have never been held to account enough before. The diocesan money was the bishop’s petty cash. The parish money was the PP’s petty cash.

Like

6.36pm. Couldn’t agree more. I’ve met a number of senior churchman and watched them operate. Believe me I wouldn’t give one of them a job nor would they survive 5 minutes in the commercial world.

Like

6.36

These parasites were never intended by Christ.

Even if one is unfamiliar with the lessons and nuances of the Gospel, how, given what is now known about the Romanist church, could he believe otherwise?😕

Like

Bishop Field is a loss to Dublinia. He’s a gent.

If ever Enda Cunningham stood a chance it is now. Joe McDonald however would be a great man for a bishopric. Balanced, ear to the ground, knows the church and the laity. Few, if any, better candidates exist.

Like

Pat, a blog on the Dominican studium would be timely. There is a chapter coming up and some of the brethern formally and informally have called for it to be closed and the students relocated to Rome, for a variety of reasons, some of them obvious. A full and frank blog on the subject might be of enormous help to the undecided.

Like

oh dear… guess which now regular member of Bishop Pat’s rogue gallery was a student there (but was apparently unable to finish the programme)?

Like

Wouldn’t he or she be well placed to offer an inside perspective on the institution then?

Like

I wonder whether any money changed hands in betting shops in the north of Ireland about the identity of the new archbishop in the time between the release of information by the bishops’ conference’s press office earlier this morning and the official announcement at 11.00 a.m. GMT.

Like

‘…north of Ireland’?😕
You mean ‘Donegal, in the Republic of Ireland’. 😅
Happy we’ve cleared up your geograhical mess. 😅😅😄

Like

Hi Bishop Pat
Interesting article, but I would question one or two points. Firstly, you say that Ireland is anti-Catholic, I would disagree. It’s true that there are some people in society with Christianophobic views, but they are in the minority and it so happens that their views disproportionately influence the mainstream media. Though there are many young people who believe and follow the Catholic faith, albeit that they perhaps don’t attend church on a regular basis. To say that Ireland is anti-Catholic would be an over exaggeration. It seems to me that there is a Christianophobic view held by the minority and this view is pedalled by many of the mainstream media. The danger is the self-fulfilling prophecy, that priests start to believe that people have turned, and in fact reinforce that view in their sermons. This must be avoided at all costs.

Society at the time of Jesus was staunchly Christianophobic, yet the Church did not focus on the fear of those more powerful in society. They just got on with the job of sharing the good news, that Jesus died to take away their sins, that their sins (even the worst of them) can be forgiven, that jesus heals, that we will find heaven through our belief. They left the Christianophobic people to their own devices. Some of whom (e.g. St Paul) later became Christian.

The Christ of 2000 years ago is no less with the church now as it was then. Christ is able to do all that he did 2000 years ago. We only need the smallest ounce of faith, the smallest belief that Jesus is with us and we too can bring Christ to the people.

Remember the power comes from Jesus, not from us. If we invite God to work through us, if we invite the Holy spirit to use us as God wills, then perhaps we too might be every bit as efficacious as St Peter, or St Paul, or any of the other Christian greats.

Next time we get a church full of passers through, people who only come at Christmas, Easter, Weddings and Funerals maybe instead of complaining because they don’t come every week, perhaps we should instead thank God for sending them to us, and pray that they will be blessed by the Holy Spirit. So instead of leaving church like they got a row for not coming more often, they instead leave with the effervescence of the Holy Spirit.

Forgive me for being so bold as to question your view. But there are many young believers who just need some encouragement. Don’t be fooled into thinking that they are anti-Catholic just because they don’t attend church every week.

May God bless your ministry Bishop Pat.

Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s