*** Would the man who contacted about this matter in April 2018 please get in touch again
0044 7488 374364
At the end of April 2018 a young man contacted me from the Kilkenny area to say a priest was sending nude images of himself to his friend, via Grindr, trying to get the young man meet him for sex.
The priest turned out to be Father Michael Lomasney, the former PP of Kildorrery and at that time a curate in Cloyne diocese.
The young man sent me the photographs Father Lomasney was sending out of himself having sex on an altar with a young man.
I immediately sent the information and photographs to William Crean, the bishop of Cloyne.
BISHOP WILLIAM CREAN
BISHOP OF CLOYNE
30th April 2018
I have been contacted today by a young man who has supplied me with photographs he says shows Father Lomasney having sex with a young man on the altar of Kildorrey parish church.
Father Lomasneysent these pictures to another young man who he was attempting to seduce.
I would be most grateful if you let me know you got this email and assured me you would investigate.
0044 7488 374364
And just like the thick Kerryman, Crean is reported to be 🥴, he did not even have the good manners to acknowledge my email.
Instead, Crean decided to involve the Garda even though there was no suggestion by anyone that a crime had been committed. This was a cynical deflection by Crean who could now say: “As the matter is now subject to a Garda inquiry I cannot comment”.
In Ireland, thank God, two men having consensual sex in private is no longer a crime.
Any offence committed by the two, especially by Lomasney, a cleric, would be a religious, moral or canonical crime. That has absolutely nothing to do with an Garda Siochana.
But it allowed the cynical and bullish Crean to say nothing and do nothing.
As a Mayo priest friend of mine once remarked: “If you see a pig with two heads say nothing and after a while say nothing at all”.
As far as we know, Crean never even bothered to go to Kildorrery to reconsecrate the altar or church after the blasphemy.
CREAN NOW DECIDES THE PICS ARE PHOTOSHOPPED!
Crean now seems to have decided that the pucture are photoshopped!
Look at this pic.
Notice the man giving the fellatio has his face all obliterated by a black market.
Why would a good photoshopper use such a crude method to cover the priest’s face with a black marker when photoshopping techniques would do it much more professionally and cleanly?
I dont know any photoshopper who scribbles on his images with a black marker.
THE OTHER MAN ON THE ALTAR:
It has been alleged that the younger man on the altar was a seminarian.
We know that Lomasney was a regular visitor to Maynooth.
We have been told by seminarians that Lomasney was known among seminarians as “Big Mick” – a reference to the size of his member!
We know that Lomasney was into younger men and used Grindr to source those younger men.
Bishop Crean is saying that Fr Lomasney denied the incident.
Fr Lomasney was, sadly, a long term alcoholic. Alcoholics have a absolute need to lie to survive.
Why would Fr Lomasney admit the incident and sacrifice his right to being financially supported by the diocese, leave himself open to dismissal from the clerical state and face a possible Garda investigation?
I think Fr Lomasney had every motive not to admit the truth.
As it stands the Garda are still involved.
Crean first involved them.
Now the bishop of the alleged seminarian has written to the Garda enclosing letters of complaint sent to him.
But nobody has accused anyone of committing a crime.
It is not a criminal matter.
It is a religious, moral and canonical matter.
It is not a matter for the police.
It is a matter for the church and the church authorities.
Crean doesn’t want to act. He’s stubborn. He’s thick. He will not be told what to do by anyone – including Jesus I imagine.
The seminarian’s bishop is weak and afraid.
He’s afraid of what the seminarian knows and what he might do with that knowledge.
A big pay off is an option – but that brings its danger of later coming into the light.
Crean & Co are between a rock and a hard place!