The extent of the gay clerical underground network in the USA culminated with the exposure of ex cardinal Ted McCarrick as its patron and godfather.
In church natters, good and bad, we here in Ireland are about 20 + years behind the USA.
We are in the very stage of seeing the exposure of Ireland’s nasty, underground gay network – consisting of bishops, priests, religious, monks and seminarians.
The top was blown off this network by the “Maynooth Summer of Love” over four years ago in 2016.
Since then, the “puss” has been seeping out slowly but surely – and yes – it stinks!
Some years ago a young priest from Ireland who did prolonged studies in Rome told me: “The way to get promotion in the Catholic Church is to do sexual favours for your superiors”. He was bang on!
The situation in Ireland is this:
1. The vast majority of seminarians in recent years are and have been sexually active gay men.
These seminarians are and have been sexually active with each other, laity, priests and monks.
They are involved in a culture of heavy drinking, poppers and drugs.
Some seminarians have been having sex with senior clergy and have been rewarded with money, holidays, extravagant meals and fashion accessories and even cars.
A small number of seminarians have evolved into clerical escorts for priests and senior clergy and sometimes they are paid exorbitant fees.
A small number of seminarians have committed crimes like assault, blackmail,sexual assault and rape.
2. Sexually active seminarians go on to be sexually active priests.
These priests continue to have sex with younger seminarians, each other and even parishioners.
Some priests engage in dangerous activities in cruising area and truck stops and toilets.
Others like Fr Carey of Killaloe commit sexual acts in public and are arrested and prosecuted.
Some priests attend gay saunas and move on to the more extreme ends of sex like BDSM.
Some priests are blackmailed and pay their blackmailers out of personal or church funds.
An increasing number of priests are becoming addicted to drugs.
Some bishops have been sexually active seminarians and priests but hooe not to be sexually active as bishops.
Some bishops succeed and some fail.
There are a number of Irish bishops who have been sexually active in the past and a small number remain sexually active as bishops.
Such bishops will be active with priests or seminarians.
That activity leaves these bishops compromised and unable to deal with erring priests as they are erring themselves.
This clerical club is typified above all by secrecy and the protection of each other. It is its own type of the mafia.
It took 40 YEARS to bring the Mc Carrick /USA gay mafia into the open.
It will not take 40 more years to bring the Irish one into the open.
The steam is building up.
When one falls and talks, the house of cards will come down.
This blog will continue to play its role in these matters.
Proof is not something that fallss falks into your lap all together at the one time.
The proof is often down to a hard-nosed cop with a nose for the truth persevering in a complex investigation in spite of a major cover-up effort.
That is what we are dealing with here.
HOLY WEEK AT THE ORATORY LARNE.
On Facebook Live. Bishop Pat Buckley
THURS 1 ST APRIL 7 PM
Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
FRIDAY 2 ND APRIL 7 PM
The Passion of the Lord.
SATURDAY 3 RD APRIL 7 PM