The seminarian who wrote that letter to me 3 years has been in touch again.
Apparently new bishop of Cork, Fintan Gavin is set to ordain Ronan Sheehan soon?
Gavin’s first ordination.
Monday, 17 July 2017
LETTER FROM MAYNOOTH SEMINARIAN
The following letter arrived this weekend from a Maynooth seminarian:
“Dear Bishop Pat,
It has taken me a while to put pen to paper to you. I have put it off for so long.
I am a former seminarian in Maynooth. I decided to take time out of Maynooth to reflect.
I decided to withdraw from seminary as I was unhappy with the place – not so much with my formators – but the student/seminarian group.
When the story broke last Summer about Maynooth I was not one bit surprised. My time away from Maynooth has been good for me as I was offered a good job with xxxxxxxxxxxx which gives me the time to travel the country.
Since Easter I have been working in the xxxxxxxxx area which means I can get home every weekend.
The people I meet in my current job are very nice to deal with – as was not the case in Maynooth.
I did not like the Cork seminarians in Maynooth. They were very immature and bitchy. A friend recently attended two Cork ordinations.
The first was in Cork and Ross for Rev Evin O’Brien. It was certainly not a joyous occasion – lots of LATIN. When Evin started in Maynooth he was a nice, normal, ordinary guy but then was taken in by the old style church and he got a liking for the latin. I wonder does he really understand latin as he is not the brightest guy on the planet. I wish him well but feel sorry for the people he will minister to as he lacks personality.
The second ordination was for Rev John Magner. It was totally different – uplifting, God filled occasion. At that ordination the seminarians dressed in choral dress and all received Holy Communion on the tongue. They had that look of arrogance.
Newly ordained Evin O’Brien from Cork and Ross did not concelebrate but sat with soutane and lace surplice and stole on his arm. Why Maynooth allowed this guy to be ordained and let behave in this manner, one wonders.
There were interesting characters at the ordination you often refer to in your blog. One such person is Ronan Sheehan. You, Pat, never developed any story on him. He is so far up his arse with his own importance.
Why he is still in Maynooth, one wonders. He always got to do his own thing, got cosy numbers. I heard he is off to Gay Paris for the summer to learn French. His time in Paris will be “interesting”. I know you have lots of material on him because he is not liked by anyone. He is the type to bring everyone down with him, if he was asked to go. The Dublin deacon is a saint in comparison!
Last year you wrote about Father Thomas Deenihan who is the Cork priest who is working in the CPS MA in Maynooth as well as holding down his powerful post in the diocesan office in Cork. I got to know him well through his comings and goings in Maynooth. He was friends with some of the seminarians.
You wrote last Summer about Kevin McElroy. When the story broke that he was in Cork Kevin fled back to Down and Connor and his priest “friends” washed their hands of their good-looking, dashing friend.
People like Ronan Sheehan and Kevin McElroy have stories to tell about seminarians and priests. They will talk if they are axed.
Anyway, I better finish and get back to my job – but please do not reveal who is the writer of this letter.
You can do what you want with it.
I’m sure there are others that will help you get these stories off the ground.
Keep reporting THE TRUE STORIES OF MAYNOOTH.
If a few more at Maynooth go then our Church in Ireland will be a lot better off with fewer good ones.
Thank you for your letter to me. I have changed parts of your letter to protect your identity.
I have also lfet out some of the material you shared with me – but you know that this was very informative. I have it filed. It fills in some blanks in the Maynooth story.
I am happy for you that you feel happier away from Gaynooth and that you have a job you enjoy.
God is still guiding you and He has a plan for you and your life that nothing will disrupt. Keep listening to him for guidance.
The MAYNOOTH PROBLEM has not been solved and is a continuing abscess on the Body of Christ.
It must be lanced once and for all.
The Irish Bishops – in cowardice – have decided to try tweak the situation.
You do not put ointment or plasters on cancer. It needs RADICAL SURGERY.
That will eventually happen – and it will be helped by people like yourself coming forward and giving information.
I will be sending your letter – without identifying you – to my contacts in Rome.
I hope to hear from you again.
TODAYS UPDATED NOTE FROM SAME SEMINARIAN
THE INJUSTICE DONE TO CONAL MC GONAGLE OF DERRY.
> Stephen Wilson and Ronan Sheehan are all part of an ongoing homosexual network in Maynooth.
> Stephen Wilson needs removed immediately as does Ronan Sheehan. Ronan was involved with another Armagh seminarian in 2016. It seems he had sense and left and has since become a journalist. Ronan still remains. They both got Conán McGonagle kicked out and removed.
John Acton, Galway, also a friend
> EXPOSE!!! EXPOSE!!! EXPOSE!!! EXPOSE!!!
The seminarian who wrote in 2017 wrote again yesterday to say that Fintan Gavin was soon to ordain Ronan Sheehan.
It seems to be that there is LEFT OVER BUSINESS from the Maynooth 2016/2017 scandal.
And that business seems to include Stephen Wilson of Armagh and Ronan Sheehan of Cork.
It all stems from the time Derry seminarian claimed to have caught two other seminarians in bed together.
Sadly, the whistle blower Conal was expelled and the other two retained.
I have sent all details to Fintan Gavin in Cork.
It will be interesting to see how he handles everything.