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NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON THE ABBOT RICHARD PURCELL STORY.

Two very notable comments appeared on yesterday’s blog about Richard (Dick) Purcell of Mount Melleray.

One suggested that a farmer who rents land from the Cistercian Monastery in Roscrea (where Dick was abbot) was involved in a sexual relation with Dick.

When I was a (lay) student in Maynooth Dom Richard was still at roscrea. Another (gay) student told me Dom Richard was riding (his words) a local farmer who was renting farm land from the monastery. I honestly thought it was the gossipy ranting of a gay man and there was no way a Cistercian would do that. Sadly it seems I misjudged….”

The other comment suggested that a prominent and respected Dominican, Father John Hyancath Walsh OP, who had been in Oxford with Dick said that Dick had chastity problems.

Dom Purcell’s friend, Fr John Hyacinth Walsh OP, currently prior of St Saviours Dominican priory Dublin (also the studium) was overheard commenting on the Dom Dick scandal. He admitted that he (Dom Dick) did have problems with it (lack of chastity) in the past, but he though he had gotten over it. They had been in Oxford at the same time: walsh op in the English studium, Blackfriars: Dom Dick at st Benets Hall (EBC). Dom Dicks sexual activities were well known among catholic student circles in Oxford”.

The second comment also said that Dick was well known for his sexual activities among Catholic student circles in Oxford.

ST BENET’S OXFORD

The allegations against Dick are piling up.

1. The original Boilerhouse sauna allegation.

2. The midnight sex in the kitchen of Roscrea with a Killaloe priest – which was confirmed to me personally during a telephone call with the Abbot General Eamon Fitzgerald.

The Abbot General has since suffered a total loss of voice!

3. There arises the continued talk of Richard Purcell’s behaviour at Oxford.

I’ve heard he was particularly found of Jesuits.

4. There now arises the question of an involvement with a farmer tenant at Roscrea.

How long will Richard Purcell and his superiors allow this saga to continue?

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95 replies on “NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON THE ABBOT RICHARD PURCELL STORY.”

Can you put up the picture of Brendan Marshall and Richard Purcell? It shows how deep this network runs Pat. Do you agree that it is all connected Pat?

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Dick Purcell doesn’t seem to have grasped the fact that if you have sex with people who know your name and what you do for a living then tongues will wag. It’s a form of careless arrogance as well as moral turpitude, unbefitting any human being, never mind a Cistercian monk, priest and abbot. How do three people keep a secret? Two of them need to have died.

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A very insightful comment…but just one caveat: Purcell is more stupid than arrogant. And that stupidity derives from his pathological homosex drive.

As the Dominican friar featured on yesterday’s blog admitted, Purcell early had problems with chastity. Which means that he should not have been ordained, and might not have been so, had said Dominican friar the moral balls then to call out Purcell for his sexual promiscuity.

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The peculiarity of Irish Cistercians at this time appears to be not whom they reject for entrance, but rather whom they admit. A case in fact is the apparently reckless reprobate who is currently the mitred prelate of Mt. Melleray Abbey.

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More of the same, I’m afraid. I don’t expect these new revelations to have any purchase, not because they are not interesting or help to make the case, but because Purcell, the OCSOs, the local Bishop, the Vatican etc. know that there is nothing that anybody can do to force their hand. This is not a matter for the police, as no crime seems to have been committed. So, they can just sit it out. That is their game plan. Eventually it will go away. Then they can carry on as usual. That is how I expect this to play out. I’m not saying that is right, and I do think there are very serious questions to be asked about the behaviour of Purcell and the lack of action by the Church, but as it stands at the moment there will not be any movement forward. Perhaps the only thing that will have some influence and cause them to think again is…..yes, money ! So, if people feel strongly about this, then stop doing business with Mount Melleray, stop going to Mass there and contributing to their collections, stop buying their craft and monastic produce, stop going on retreat there when we are allowed to do that, in other words stop having any meaningful economic contact with them. After a few months of that, they will begin to take notice !

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In many of these cases something BIG eventually happens or emerges. Its only a matter of time.

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Yes and until then the fact the allegations are out in public allow prospective postulants to hear the clerical gossip about the community before applying.
What kind of Cistercian monastery would elect as abbot a man who spends his nights shagging? Not one you would join if you were at all serious about the life.

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Pat, this is all rather tedious and boring. People are becoming disinterested because it has become obsessive and there is little evidence. Please accept this is going nowhere and will go nowhere in the end. Those who want to waste their money pursuing this let them pour their money down the drain. As was said yesterday a fool and their money are easily parted.

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YES!

This was always my goal, and I have worked with single-minded zeal to bring about the ordination of such men as Wilson, Jones, and Byrne. These are MY men in Rome, fifth columnists who will help erode, among Catholics, faith and confidence in the Church, and therefore in Christ himself

Your Jesus may have said that the gates of Hell would never prevail against his followers, but what he did not tell these trusting fools was that Hell would nevertheless wreak terrible moral and spiritual havoc among them. And what better, what finer, way to achieve this than corrupting the clergy, especially the reputation of the clergy, with such men as those above.

HEAR ME, you Nazarene worshippers! TO ME YOU SHALL COME!

And you will be delivered into my unmerciful hands by the very priests you fed and clothed.

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Vade retro Satana! Nunquam suade mihi vana! Sunt mala quae libas. Ipse venena bibas!

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12.08

Exorcisms are meaningless without faith. And you, and your confreres, lack faith.

By your wills, deadened through vanity and pride, I am invited in. You will not stop me because you cannot stop me.

You have made idols of yourselves, and there is a price to pay for such vain projects. And you will pay dearly for them, you, and those you have corrupted.

You have led yourselves and others on to the broad road that leads into depths you cannot imagine.

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8.23
We know each other well, you and I, though you do not know me by name, such is your self-deceit. But I shall remove the veil from your eyes soon, because your days are numbered.

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1.11: Lucifer, are you speaking about all clerics, Pat included? Haven’t you already seduced him? Non propter vos Christi. Valde est periculosius!! Post me ut Lucifer!!

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I doubt whether my Lord Lucifer will answer your imperative statements, in this world.
No one commands the Morning Star, as you have done, without very serious consequences. And you did so not in the name of Christ, but from impetulant pride and pretension.
You are without protection.

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@10:47am I’m sure you are right but I’m afraid some prospectives will believe that complainants are malcontents, deluded, mentally ill, dismissed or dispensed as unsuitable or just church haters…. however this knowledge may help them to wake up to reality more quickly than otherwise when before they might question and give benefit of the doubt to their witness or experience, now they may get themselves out quicker!

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I wonder how Robert Hourigan, and all the other prospective donors to Mellary, feel now about their original intention to leave money to this place in their wills.
I’d feel conned, foolish.
Anyone who donates money to any institution of the Roman Catholic Church is being had, and made to look extremely suggestible.

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I dont think Robert and his friends will donate money any more as long as the Cistercians misbehave and cover up.

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Yes this is another reason the truth about these places needs to be known.
To my mind the monastic institution is going through another time of death before it is revivified and financial death would certainly be part of that.

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There is nothing “tedious and boring” about expecting people to live up to their publicly proclaimed commitments. Escaping culpability for one’s actions is not inevitable, it is rather a momentary reprieve before one faces the Most High God. St. Francis of Assisi said “We are what we are in the eyes of God and nothing else”. Only the truly humble are remorseful, rather than sashaying around in monastic and priestly robes, donned with a mitre and having a fistful of crozier.

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Well leave it to God then rather than creating a witch hunt with no evidence to show for it. The Police, media, courts etc are not interested – does that not tell you something?

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11.15
Leave it to God? What if God needs our minds, our time, and our efforts to do what you apparently wish him to do? Will you forsake him, and the Church, by isolating yourself from the evil that is poisoning his children?
What was it that Irish statesman Edmund Burke said of evil, and indifferent good men?

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Saint Augustine of Hippo, a Doctor of the Church, pleaded famously in his ‘Confessions’, which contains not only autobiographical details but also a philosophy of time (still of interest to philosophers), a psychology of memory and a theology of friendship, “Lord make me chaste, but not yet” and confided to his readers that he was guilty of sexual sins with a woman whom he did not name, and the fruit of their union was a dearly beloved son he called ‘Adeodatus’ … the ‘gift of God’. Where is the penitential honesty of our modern monks, unlike those of old who endured fasts and privations at which we Christians would balk? There appears to be a haughty and self-important disregard of holy religion and culpability seated in the abbatial chair of Mt. Melleray Abbey and the complicit support of a disingenuous and weakling abbot general, not to mention the local Ordinary, who appears to flagrantly disregard the well-being of his ‘portio populi Dei’.

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Anon@11:34: Your esteemed Augustine, of whom you speak so reverentially was an ignoramus who dreamed up the cruel concept of “Limbo” claiming that the souls of unbaptised children were consigned to that place. His vicious and cruel theory was taken as truth and fact, causing untold misery to millions of Catholic parents for generations. His cruel dogma has only relatively recently been revised.
And this was an esteemed Doctor of the RCC!
Typical RCC’S bullshit.

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Actually Marian Ann, what Augustine did was much, much worse than dream up Limbo. Augustine had the souls of unbaptised adults, even unbaptised babies, consigned forever to the fires of Hell. This view held considerable sway in the RCC for generations.
The theological concept of Limbo was devised much later by a church frankly embarrassed at the severity of Augustine’s teaching. But even this concept was, eventually and effectively, abandoned by the Church.
NO ONE in the institutional RCC has ever apologised to the Faithful for misleading them, for so very many years, on the matter of the eschatological destination of the unbaptised, nor for the centuries of distress and heartbreak these vile and erroneous teachings must have caused especially the parents of unbaptised babies.
But then, not one of these figures, including Pope Francis himself, has apologised for the centuries of magisterial, and erroneous, teaching on capital punishment.
How many souls were lost as a consequence of these corrupt teachings? We will never know. But it is these men, bishops and priests, who bear fundamental responsibility for this. And yet, not one of them has the humility and contrition to say ‘sorry’. Why? Because not one of them wants you to lose faith in him as an authoritative moral guide and guardian.

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The point you make and especially the lack of apology are well taken M.C.
Thank you.

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It’s rather interesting to observe this blog to find those who have a different opinion and offer an opposite viewpoint are quickly dismissed and often verbally abused and called petty names. Are we now living in North Korea or Russia? It’s unfortunate that Pat himself is sometimes guilty of this by describing valid points and questions simply as “cop out” etc. That’s too easy a rebuttal and it’s perfectly reasonable for people to seek hard evidence as opposed to allegations, hearsay and gossip. Is that not what proper justice entails: facts, truth and evidence. This post may not see the light of day because it challenges just like the Gospels do and many don’t like challenge. If it does see the light of day then I expect the predictable tirade of nastiness and put downs.

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At 1.14, if you have been following the blog on Richard Purcell, you will then know that the proper forum for presenting the evidence whose absence on this blog you bemoan is, in fact, the Roman Rota.

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8.17
The Strumpet, in all her hideous nakedness, is an embarrasing sight.
Your impoverished reply, though a cliché, is understandable: the harried are inclined to reach for any weapon when put to flight, even the bluntest.

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About the Job’s comforter comment above – people with interests in the situation of other monasteries are watching this with keen interest as a ‘test case’.
There are other monasteries whose superiors certainly shouldn’t be or even possibly in religious life and brethren and others have an interest in ousting unsuitable superiors kept there by weakness and corruption.
As long as 30 years ago a monk of a certain monastery was telling me the situation of his superior would only be solved by the Roman rota.
You may be bored but this has the potential to decide a different future for other monasteries.

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The Abbot of Bolton Abbey will need to refer itself to Rome if it wants to continue as they are down to six and Rome has said no less than six in a community.
So Bolton Abbey monks may need to move back to Mount Saint Joseph’s Roscrea.

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9:17pm
It would take more than a Strumpet like you to put me to flight. I’m sure the gargle will soon finish you off and you’ll be on your predestined flight to where you belong and we all know where that is.

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Amy Martin is not happy that you uncovered that picture of Brendan Marshall and Richard Purcell.
Where did you get it Pat? Please advise.

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In St. Benedict’s left hand on the medal fashioned in his name is his Rule for Monasteries that could well be summed up in the words of the Prologue exhorting monks and nuns to “walk in God’s ways, with the Gospel as our guide.” Have they heard of the Rule of St. Benedict in Mount Melleray Abbey, or indeed the Gospel? Current opinion seems to be that the leadership of the Cistercians in general and Mount Melleray Abbey in particular are the ‘stony ground’ into which these kernels have no purchase.

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Ooo arr. What’s all this about farmers then. Farmers are descent folk. This sex thing has died a death in popular death. What is the core problem. The role of religion The turning away from God. Little texting circles don’t seem to be getting much practical results or are they

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Well Mr. ‘Onth’, has it occurred to you that the purpose of the blog is to encourage accountability and would most assuredly welcome honest repentance?

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1.13 thank you. Point is those challenged dont seem to give a toss about accountability Sure it’s only them nattering buggers in the dubious texting club..I think

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@1.33pm. You prove my points I made @ 1.14pm thank you. Why has this proceeded to Rome because of lack of evidence of course. The Rota will dismiss this on those terms so Mr Hourigan could have saved lots of money. The only thing that will suffer in the end is Mr Hourigan’s pride and his pocket.

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At 1.56, you have lost me altogether.

The evidence against Purcell has proceeded to the Roman Rota, the supreme ecclesiastical court of the Catholic Church… because of ‘lack of evidence’?😕 You should lie down for a while.

It is not lack of evidence that has necessitated proceeding to the Roman Rota, but a lack of will here to deal with it.

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THE HOLY GID will not allow the HOLY MINKS to be mocked . He has deciding to send wrath. Repent now and fall to your knee. Wrath is being sent. Avoid it.

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Pat, tomorrow is the feast of the Chair of St Peter. What better day for you to recant your heresies, come home to the Church and submit to due authority. You know that you want to, in your heart of hearts, and you will be welcomed home with open arms.

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There is no ‘Chair of Peter’: the idea was an invention of the early church, and a corruption of historical truth about Simon Peter.
Like many things in the RCC, truth is not a priority.

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6.22: And, conversely, with the many who do not belong to the RCC, lies are a priority!!

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7.17
There really is no cause for anyone outside the RCC to go to the trouble of lying about it: all he need do is look, even perfunctorily into its history, and he will uncover lies BY it as plentiful as blighted potatoes in time of famine.

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6.22
This nonsense again. Looks like the posting of someone who used to post here pseudonymously.
Jesus never stepped foot in Ireland. So, there should be no Christian church in Ireland. Hahahahahahaha

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The Church evolved exactly as Christ foresaw and willed. He promised to be with the Church and that His Spirit would guard her. He warned us about scandals and what would befall those who give scandal. He appointed Peter alone as the rock. Peter alone was told to “strengthen the brethren”. To no other apostle or disciple did He say “feed my lambs….. look after my sheep”. The Church has withstood every attack from within and without and will not be prevailed against. Bad Popes have not prevailed. Corruption within has not prevailed. The hatred of the world has not and will not prevail. And you, faceless troll at 6:22pm, your little hatred won’t make a button of difference to the reality and truth either.

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Lol the only reason he would be welcomed back with open arms is so that a hand can go round his back and stab him.
Y’all need to realise there are far more people who would rather poke their own eyes out than return to unholy slut church.
Once you’ve seen what it is you can’t unsee it.

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6:32pm
Silly Cow! I don’t know about Patsy but I’m sure that the last thing traditionalists would want is to be under Fanny their looking fora Catholic Pope.

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I’m increasingly certain that +Leo Cushley will translate to Glasgow followed soon by a red hat.

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Wrong. Why move an Archbishop from
one Metropolitan area to another? You are prob right the Cardinal but not the move. Gilbert is odds on favourite with Nolan then Keenan third.

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I was the first person on this blog to announce that Gilbert would go to Glasgow. The information was made known to me some time ago and I thought it in the general interest to reveal it. In brief, @6.40pm, you are not telling readers anything new.

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Jardine are you really a Priest if so you must be out of touch or not understand how the Church works.
Glasgow is the biggest see in Scotland not Edinburgh as it is third.
So many Archbishops get transferred you just need to look at Westminster as Nichols was moved from Birmingham or +Smith from Cardiff and there is likely more
+ Nolan has just been a caretaker Bishop in Galloway he has been asleep since he went there.
I do not gamble but I would say + Cushley to Glasgow and his prize will be made Cardinal for bailing them out again.
+ McGee to Edinburgh.
Westminster and Glasgow is suppose to be getting filled before July.
btw + Toal is not saying no either to Glasgow.

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I am increasingly sure you are wrong, completely wrong. It is not helpful for commentators to speculate as you have done.

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7:53pm
OMG, Jim S masquerading now as a Curate LOL she can’t resist imparting her ill-informed predictions. It would be better she stuck to her crystal ball and called herself Gypsy Rose Lee.

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Information source Hugh Bradley expects to be Administrator for at least a year and that would make Gilbert 71 so too late.
Professor Haldane who is supposed to have spoken for + Keenan and is now saying + Cushley to Glasgow.
Time will tell however it will be months away.

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John Haldane usually spins a yarn. He is a fine scholar and good person but, my, he loves to tickle gullible minds. Ha ha.

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You know when the same few predictable Jock clergy have hit the bottle when they spend the whole evening on here arguing the toss and boring the t*ts of us.

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I look in at the blog every day, but you always expect too much of these young temptresses. I hope you also have an update on the Silverstream tarts soon.

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Pat, them Scotties wud gie ye a soor heed greetin on about hae bishop is geein ta gay ta Glasgay! Sure do the nay noo that every Scottie laddie, when he gay a few wee drams of a Saturday, Glasgay belongs tee him?

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Pat, do you think it could possibly be that Amy had listened to your concerns re the Trolly Dolly? Could she be soon trundling her Trolly back round C’lisand?
It will be hard to dislodge her, Pat. She had her wee heart set on a life of privilege and prestige. To dig, she is not strong enough and to beg, she would be ashamed. T’will be sore on her, Pat, to go back to d’auld Trolly. There will be a fair amount of screeching and caterwauling before this over, Pat. There’ll be manys a laddered pair of tights and wans with the knickerses ripped off of them.

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