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DERMOT FARRELL DISMANTLING DIARMUID MARTIN AND DUBLIN WEBSITE IN REVENGE FOR MAYNOOTH.

DERMOT FARRELL, A DIE HARD SUPPORTER OF MAYNOOTH IS ON COURSE TO OVERTURN DIARMUID MARTIN’S REJECTION OF MAYNOOTH.

Farrell is steeped in Maynooth and Maynooth mania.

He studied for the priesthood in Maynooth.

He taught in Maynooth.

He was in Maynooth when his cousin, Maynooth President Micheal Ledwith was grooming and abusing first year seminarians.

He help the posts of executive assistant to the president, vice president and president in Maynooth.

And like all the clerical old Maynooth-ians he resented DM taking his seminarians out of Maynooth over “strange-goings-ons”.

And now Maynooth has THEIR man in Dublin.

I imagine that if Dublin gets any new seminarians Farrell will send them straight to Maynooth.

It begs the question – did Farrell know about the grooming and sexual assault of seminarians during his time in Maynooth.

Did he know what his cousin Ledwith was up to?

Was he the bishop’s watcher and fixer of the Ledwith problem?

If so, are Ossory and Dublin his rewards?

I guarantee you one thing – if he did he will never admit it.

I envisage that we will see the following from Farrell:

1. Full support of Maynooth.

2. Full agreement with the other bishops on everything – unlike Diarmuid.

3. The closing of parishes for monatery reasons only.

4. Conservative public statements on social and sexual issues.

Could we even see Farrell welcoming Deacon Byrne back?

131 replies on “DERMOT FARRELL DISMANTLING DIARMUID MARTIN AND DUBLIN WEBSITE IN REVENGE FOR MAYNOOTH.”

Sorry to go of the topic Fr Pat. You tended to my Mother in the Moyle. I was just wondering on the question of good standing with clergy is Fr Ciaran Dallat regarded as in good standing?

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Might be so for the RC hierarchy, but we locals regard him as a gob$♧ite and keep a verrrry close eye on him. You’ll read it here just as soon as he steps out of line.

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Tell me Pat

Did Diarmuid Martin ever get back to you? Did he text you goodbye? Did he say thanks for all the memories? I wonder.

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Rev. Pat, I am starting to get a bit fed up hearing all about Larne on the bbc news here in Dawlish. It seems to be the centre of the universe now within the EU. Happy regards from an old fogey in Devon.

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Now now my little leathcheann. Why on earth would DM do that. His only interest in poor pat was to make sure the fox was kept occupied elsewhere, throwing poor pat a few crumbs now and then

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11:13pm

Why on earth would anybody think that an Archbishop of Dublin would respond to an excommunicated person at all. Certainly not to “The Thorn in the Side” from Larne.

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Another attack on Archbishop Farrell and he is just in the door.
Every Dioceses in the UK is amalgamating parishes for the last few years just Dublin is behind times and Archbishop martin did not want to close any parishes sadly it is the way it is.
Not just for financial reasons but also Dublin has a very elderly clergy base and failing numbers in attendance.
The web site is like a car crash from the millennium needs updated.

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Buckley, you are out of your tree. Did it occur to you the website could be down for maintenance and updating? It’s now back up and running featuring the new AB.
https://www.dublindiocese.ie/
You’re clearly a man with little to do except prowl diocesan websites all day – as well as the other ways you seek to make mischief.

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Pat, The Clergy of Dublin are emerging from 16 years of an Archbishop who by his own admission never wanted to come to Dublin – he far preferred the cozy world of careerism in Roman circles. In Dublin he did prove a force majeure in the child abuse drama and won the hearts of the media, for that he deserves some praise. But even this is tainted by his willingness to defame others in his desire to be seen as squeaky clean – Ask Bishops Walsh and Field.
However that is his sole claim to fame for his tenure. He was a cowardly autocrat who never downfaced his opponents preferring to sidestep all confrontation – the hallmark of a true bully.
His successor has an opportunity to rebuild a relationship with the clergy – but he better tread carefully. The old guard are still in the wings – and Dermot Farrell should take with a pinch of salt any analysis of problems in Dublin presented to him. He needs to accept nothing they tell him and get out there and meet the priests and people in any troublesome scenario. There are those who will lay traps for him hoping that he will take the bait – he really needs to be careful. He must not accept the analysis of the old guard who did nothing to resolve the problems and who would delight in him stumbling on land mines. He is now in a vipers nest in Drumcondra and those fawning over him would as soon see his downfall.
Dermot – be careful you walk among wolves.

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10.21: It is so sad that so many people are dying of covid 19: in our Parish for past fortnight, we’ve had 10 such deaths and 3 already for Mon and Tues. It is a horrendous time and very challenging too for priests. It is interesting to observe that many older religious sisters and priests are returned missionaries. I know of one women’s religious order who lost 6 sisters in last 10 days: all worked as missionaries and a male religious order lost 8 in past fortnight, most of whom wirked as missionaries…It is so sad. Let us pray for one another these days.

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Archbishop Dermot Farrell is no fool and will do it his way.
Tomorrow he starts on visitations to parishes.
First stop Ballymun where the parishes were all joined up in 2018 as Archbishop Martin did not want to close parishes.

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Dermot Farrell is a businessman not a leader.. a pinstriped filofax archbishop.. a company man… he stepped all over Ossory on his way up the greasy poll. He will do nothing for the church in Dublin.. he knows all the secrets of Maynooth. He presided over the whole stinking thing and saved Maynooth from sinking. He did this by financially selling knighthoods / damehoods and medals of St. Patrick for hard cash.. dollars..the rock bottom being the honouring of Sophia Casey wife of William T Casey, Ronald Reagan’s CIA Chief!! Everywhere in Maynooth you see her name.. Farrell has now got his reward.. hoping he can now as ceo of Dublin save the diocese.. a most un Francis type appointment.. but looking at Irish Episcopal bench.. we have reached the bottom of the barrel…

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Now that Dublin has Farrell. I would say Doran will get Tuam. Ferns is a tough one to guess.

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Richard Gibbons, Paul Callan, Ciaran O’Carroll, Des Hillery, Joe McGuinness, Leonard Maloney, Eamonn Conway, Tony Mullins. There are quite a few guys like this who have the qualities that Okolo seems to go for in episcopal appointments – Orthodox leaning slightly left, diplomatic communication skills, pastorally focused and politically sensitive about what they say to the media.

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Glasgow is sede vacante. I fancy Leo Cushley will fill the post then Hugh Gilbert will be Edinburg bound. Two good appointments but not as good as the non appointment. Leaving the softly spoken Keenan in Paisley.

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The new Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh & Clonfert to be amalgamated under Duignan. Doran then gets the new Archdiocese of Tuam & Killala. Finally Dempsey gets the new Diocese of Elphin and Achonry. This idea has been doing the rounds since 2019.

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I omitted Kilfenora as it will be a casualty of a long title. It’s no more than a prelature now in the eyes of the Vatican. And in reality it’s a cluster of parishes in North Clare (I’m Clareman myself so not knocking the place). It’s name will just be dropped most likely in favour of bolting on Clonfert at the end.

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It will take more than a name change to sort the problems in the Diocese of Galway. It has haemorrhaged it’s more junior clergy in the last few years. Add to that the favoured few who can do no wrong, and, not content with that, they destroy those they see as the opposition. It’s not a nice place.

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Gaynooth has featured prominently in his life, Bp Pat, so he may still have hopes for its future, but I think it will continue to be a Mo-only zone.

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Another character assassination 🤔.
No fan of farrell. I noticed you have been targeting some priests. No need for that. Just wanted to give analogy… Drugs mule or addicts are of no use to the garda cos garda wanted to target big nochos or drug bosses. So analogy here was priests are drug mules no use to ourselves as I’m NOT saying all priests are but for the purposes of demonstration, we should be targeting cardinals, bishops and Pope himself cos that was where all cover ups had started on their watch. So follow the money or trail which all leads back to the heart of the Vatican.

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1.55pm anon.
What I’m saying this blog should be focusing on bishops, Cardinal, popes or even monsignors inside the Vatican but not priests.
Stop giving donations to the church until they change their behavior.
Strip them powerless such as no more media interviews cis they DON’T speak for me.
let us say media don’t publish them and ignore them making them feel more irrelevant.
Publish what’s necessary such ex Bishop casey, cos of their double lives and hypocrisy views. Exposure is the key here, shining the spotlight on them. Maximum publicity that’s PR 101.
Just wondering aloud, are some bishops here leading secret homosexual lives? I have nothing against them if they choose it but they shoukd ve open with their donators (lay people of his parish).

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So, a new found task for Bishop Pat: Bishop Dis-Courager. No Barnabas here, sadly. If only Pat could find it in his heart to even express good wishes, acknowledge the challenge, offer a prayer, be kind, see the positives with our new Archbishop, it would be a more commendable and virtuous approach to Archbishop Farrell. Surely being an “encourager” is at the core of being a Catholic Christian Leader and Archbishop or any Bishop? I wish The Archbishop every success in the challenges ahead. Pulling and knocking people down before they have even begun s totally against gospel imperatives – totally UN-CHRIST-LIKE. Totally. Please Pat, desist from creating false, baseless narratives.

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Dermot Farrell’s views on Maynooth are likely to far better informed than Diarmuid Martins who hardly knows the place.

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Somebody said on here a few days ago that Farrell was not a man to be messed with. Perhaps. But, Farrell needs to realise that it cannot be business as usual. The days of an archbishop autocratically delivering edicts from on high, even if he claims that he is talking for the Church in his position as alter Christus, have long since gone. He might do so and feel better for himself, but he needs to realise that for the most part a rapidly decreasing number of people are listening, especially if Farrell bangs on about the usual issues that we now believe that we will make up our own minds – relationships, marriage, sexuality etc etc. He needs to realise that he is now only listened to uncritically by a very small, and rapidly reducing, group. For the rest of us, we will give him a courteous listening, but we will make up our own minds about our lives and our society and take in to account a whole range of other voices in doing so. This is something that Farrell has to take on board. If he wants to have any influence, I suggest he rethinks how he imagines his position and his influence, as well as the issues that we are prepared to let him lecture about. He needs a huge lesson in clerical and episcopal humility, realising that he has no automatic right to tell us what to do and expect us to do it. He needs to listen to the things that are important to us and contribute to that conversation rather than believing that he can shape and direct the conversation simply by virtue of the fact that he is the archbishop. In addition, he needs to sort out his own clerical backyard, not necessarily by becoming a more autocratic and disciplinarian, but by ensuring that the people he ordains as priests are pastoral and holy, rather than men who are essentially playing the system and living a duplicitous, dishonest, dysfunctional and damaging clerical culture and lifestyle. Once he’s done that, then we might be a bit more inclined to listen to him a on other issues.

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I wonder will Deborah Farrell sell off the Miele kitchenware or will she continue to cook a coddle for herself like Dermo. Loved the smell of the coddle simmering on the 75k Miele.

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Farrell strikes me as a microwave man.

He is also sloppy liturgically – polyester alb half way up the leg and untidy collar.

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10.34: Your brain must have been through a microwave : it’s burned and shrivvelled. As is your heart. You are behaving in a most un-CHRIST like way. You are slimy.

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Well, + Pat, let us hope that this blog will be a thorn in his side, and make him think every now and again, and be an encourager to him doing the right things. There will be very few other voices telling him what he doesn’t want to hear. Mostly he will be surrounded by yes men and brown noses and those clerics who are interested in career rather than ministry.

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4:36pm

Why whats wrong with wearing an amice? it’s correct to do so and a lot better than the polyester crew who look dreadful with the collar showing.

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Farrell won’t give you the audience that Martin did Pat. You will be blanked and seen as insignificant.

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Please stop talking about me on this blog. I am an Archbishop in good standing.
Address: Dublin

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11.35: TOU, Buckley are the one who should APOLOGISE to Archbishop Diarmuid for the manner of your harrassment of him. You are a class act hypocrite.

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Pat is you believe that you are a true fool. DM has no friends ony people who can be useful to him – with the one exception of Tighe in Rome.

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I note that many contributors to today’s blog express fear that Archbishop Farrell is their match, and more. All of these malcontents are straightforwardly worried that he will be as strong, discerning and forensic as Pope Francis. A red hat is being stitched in Rome. Be sure of that. They are right in one regard alone – Dublin is the See to watch. Archbishop Farrell will do what he says he will do, and to the good of all Dubliners.

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I am a priest of Ossory and I wish to speak a word in defense of Dermot Farrell. Without doubt he is a decisive man, a plain speaker with a sharp intellect and judgment. He expects his priests to work and will support them in that work. He detests slackers who treat priesthood as a meal ticket. He can be abrasive but is open to dialogue. He did a good job here in Kilkenny mopping up after the last disastrous man. I think he will do well in Dublin and the priests should suspend judgment until he begins to make his mark. He is kind to those in trouble and that counts for a lot. He will answer correspondence which will make a change in Dublin, and he will grasp nettles – he is not one to kick to touch.

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I agree entirely. What an excellent post. As I said in my contribution, Archbishop Farrell has excellent credentials and only those who are errant need fear his considerable grip of a diocese in need of renewal.

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Saluti, Patricio. Farrell stood by while Maynooth maltreated many good young men, and many not so young men. He is The Keeper of Maynooth Secrets. I see in his installation pictures the backdrop is often the hand-painted coat of arms of the Dublin diocese – the irony being that the heraldry was neatly painted by a seminarian who was the protégé of John Flaherty when John was Adm of the Pro-Cathedral. I was reminded yesterday that the seminarian painter was the former IRA bomber who was kicked out of Maynooth when Farrell was President and Martin was AB. If cloth could talk! A presto!

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Thank you for that.

I imagine he has many hidden secrets – not least those of his cousin Ledwith.

I knew the former IRA seminarian but was not aware of the Farrell connection or the painter, heraldic aspects.

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2.08: Pat, why don’t you continue what you’ve begun – an appalling, implicit suggestions that Archbishop Farrell supported, knew about and kept secret the Ledwith experiences. You’ve made an ignorant comment and inferred nasty innuendo. You are a horrible individual.

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If Farrell didn’t know what was going on in Maynooth during his time there he was either a fool or incompetent.

I never suggested he supported Ledwith’s behaviour.

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Pat at 2.08pm

I noticed that who keeps secrets under the lid usually get promoted a lot faster than who don’t. It’s all about rcc secrecy.

Believed he did know re ledwith. He would be a fool if he didn’t hear or never heard anything coming out of maynooth steams😜

Also the reason not to trust Farrell cos of the above plus he’s a company man who thinks of institutional church before everyone.

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You do not offer a shred of evidence for this slanderous post. Please refrain from commenting if you cannot improve your evidential base.

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I haven’t met Dan for 50 years. But I found him to be gentle and kind in Clonliffe.

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Dan and John are big girls now Pat. They are known as the queenie gossips of Dublin.

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Happy new chinese year of the Ox Bishop Pat on Sunday week. Sorry you wont be joining us this year in person but we will be doing it all virtually. From all your Chinese friends, Belfast.

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2.41: Pat – What a horrible virus of a human being you are, encouraging slanderous and lies about very good individuals. May God strike you for your crass, vulgar and poisonous hatred.

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Pat some bishops treat their clergy horribly. It depends on the bishop of course but if you can find one who treats his clergy well it is like finding gold. If you are in and your face fits you are ok but if not then God help you. I remember an old Canon telling me ” bishops always piss in the same pot”.

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My bishop only contacted me when he got a complaint. He never contacted me before very much or to say well done or thank me for what I was doing.

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I wonder will Deirdre Farrell move Christine McDermott out of the Pro? She doesnt take up residence in the Pro so maybe a new admin in the wings. I heard McDope was devo she was passed over for the gig.

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Pathetic how the rush is on to give Farrell a girls name. Tells you more about the insecure loons trying to do it.

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6.58: The originatir of girlie name calling is, sadly, greatly and gleefully encouraged by the supreme queen and feckin girlie, Buckster!!! His infantilic, immature nonsense is indicative of his weirdness and his stunted, emotional brain..

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I have not yet referred to Farrell by a female name.

So dont accuse me in the future of giving her a female name.

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7.04pm To give Patsy some due which is rare for me he didn’t call Farrell names. It comes from his own clergy just like the priests in ard macha calling their bishop Amy.

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The current bishop of Derry does call in clergy for wrongdoing on the phone mostly. He wont address the Derry PP with a liaison with his live in housekeeper which has been a scandal for sometime. Donal is outspoken about education, try being outspoken about your bonking priests. No action.

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I was called in by my bishop to tick me off. I had known him well before that, I thought I did. The relationship totally changed after that as he seemed to want to cover his own back. I found it very cruel in the end.

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Dan and John have soldiered on through many toils and troubles and never saw a soul go hungry. True, they might have entertained a bit more gossip than is good for excessive charity, but they have only the good opinion of those they have served. My mother used to hate guests who left food on the plate – she would have loved Dan and John who were never uncharitable to any heaped plate or ever deserted a dessert. God bless two good chubby priests. “Everything you see I owe to pasta.” – Sophia Loren. Chi va a letto senza cena tutta la notte si dimena.

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7.07: Why are you facilitating commenters who are? Grow up: act like a man but more importantly, act like a MAN OF GOD. You, Pat, demean your own name daily but also the SACRED NAME OF CHRIST. Always blaming others…your trade mark.

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7.51: Are you a trained psychologist? Very definitely not. I am the calmest person you’ll ever find. Yes, indeed, but I have a disdain for lies, innuendos, implied suggestions and trouble shooters who haven’t a scintilla of integrity or human decency. They must be challenged. Sorry to offend your gentleness!!! “Anger issues” phrase is a mantra used by imbeciles…

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Anon at 7.51: I think you’re the one who needs to learn to discern truth from fiction and name hatred, vulgarity and nasty, mendacious commentary on this blog. Maybe, a return to school might help or partake therapy/counselling.

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Anyone who criticise the HOLY FARRELL will get wrath from the HOLY GOD coming your way better believe it . The HOLY GID not pleased

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In the past 2 weeks, our Parish had 14 funerals, 6 of which are covid related and 2 for next Monday and Tuesday, both covid related. There are two of us in the parish. While we are both doing our utmost in extreme circumstances, we are naturally concerned about everyone’s well being and our own. It is very difficult. I know of similar situation in our Diocese and where there is just one priest. It’s our pastoral work and thank God we are able to be with so many families. Having officiated at 2 funerals, yesterday and today – both covid related – and 3 in last 10 days, it is disheartening to read this blog and observe Pat’s pathetic, vindictive and negative agenda. It’s quite clear to all that, since he left the Catholic priesthood, he is out of touch with real, challenging parish situations. I know he does some good for many, but, my good God, does he sure know how to be a nasty discourager? God bless you Pat. I hope you can appreciate our daily challenges in this awful pandemic.

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7.39: But, you can’t do so, Pat. The point I was making is deliberately missed. In these days if huge loss and grief and almost unbearable sorrow, it is very difficult to read derogatory, mean spirited and petty, infantile comments by some commenters, behaving like emotionally stunted children. There are many of us who truly care. That’s it.

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7:39

Do you not see the nonsense you are caught up in?

Would God refuse the corpse into heaven because I celebrated their funeral Mass

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Hi Patsie. How are you dear? I haven’t logged on for a while because of health issues but I’m much better. Anything happening in Glesgay? Is Hatti Jacques still in charge? Any scandal from Westminster this week and is the Rev bell-end in Blackpool still pissing everyone off?

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8.57 Actually I live in Dumfries. I just googled the Blackpool Playroom and no thanks! You seem to know all about it.

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If you encounter the wrath of Else then here is the procedure. Request from Else to attend Ambrosden Avenune. No coffee/tea offered if you in trouble. Else produces you with the letter of complaint and asks you to comnent on said letter. Dimisses you. You are left guessing. Most Irish Bishops wont share the info with you and sneaky

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I had a letter of complaint and the Bishop of Kilmore told me to watch my step. I am in the diocese for many years and he is in it a few months

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Up on the big chair tonight. Very comfy. Nice wee dram of best whiskey to hand.
Most bishops lack the skills needed for leadership. They know little about man management and the only thing they can do when they receive a complaint is to attack.
They seem to be bereft of the ability to redress issues, discuss a way to remedy matters and leave the priest reprimanded but also valued. An art form in its self.
Indeed as has often been mentioned before on this blog most of these guys wouldn’t last 5 minutes in the world of commerce or business.

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9.38
That would be all over the media.
And Bishop Fintan is No fool.
If it were the case I wonder what your “clergy friend” was doing that the knife attack did not hit the media.

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Pat, I quite fancy the old direct cremation. When I do pop the old clogs, I fancy going straight to the flames, no funeral. If I were to have a bishop celebrate my funeral, you would be on the shortlist. I do have respect for one or two bishops, yourself included, but the rest are a shower of shites, as are most priests. But for me – straight to the flames of God then scatter me. My soul will be quite happy at peace with God and the saints. Jesus knows I won’t be looking back. I had better amend my will.

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Happy news tonight from the West of Scotland.
A bouncing baby boy, ( 6lbs 9ozs.) born today to Miss C**** G***** and Rev Fr ******* *******
Mammy and baby both well.
Deo Gratias.

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Carfin Cathy
Bishop Toal totally denies this he has been asked time and time again by clergy and parishioners.
And it is very dangerous mistake for Bishop Toal and his credibility.
The Priest should be asked to resign or be suspended immediately it is Canon Law.

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Carfin Cathy
The Scottish Sun will give you money for your story if you have proof.
All confidential like the old News of The World.

You better get in quick as there is only one priest Rev Fr. ******* *******

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Pat I love it when the kooky kollared klub start on about being Christ like, and how busy they are. The guy who said he’s the calmest anyone knows is always tetchy and has no insighti particularly love the comment about you shouldn’t criticise them because they’ve got too many funerals!
This of course raises the question of when the circumstances are right to criticize the church, and the answer of course is when it suits them and in terms which suit them. Not at all.

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10.02: You, idiot, have repeated the same comments many times. Your intelligence, perceptive abilities and understanding of realities are deficient, blurred and very limited. You obviously cannot grasp nuance, legitimate questions and respectful commentary. Basically, you seem thick. Criticisms are absolutely essential but so also us the right to correct untruths and lies.

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Anon at 10.02: Your cynicism is familiar in this blog. It never changes. That’s your problem. God bless all our priests who are providing great comfirt to bereaved families at this time and who visit the sick and housebound. Many too are visiting Nursing Homes, with the greatest of care at request of families. In our parishes they offer spiritual comfort by webcam masses for the 1,000’s who seek God. So, less of your idiocy and lies, and a little praise where deserved. Priests, while not wanting any praise, deserve our prayers and support. God bless them.

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