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THE ENNIS SCANDAL AND DUTY OF CARE.

The ongoing Ennis scandal involving Fr Ger Fitzgerald – accused of breaking his celibacy promise and Yvonne – his alleged mistress now forced into hiding out of fear – obviously has a profound human dimension.

Both are human beings and both are suffering in different ways – and both are feeling threatened and vulnerable.

My attention was drawn to Ger celebrating Mass on Holy Thursday evening at 8.30 pm. He came across as a man who had not slept well, was dishevelled, spoke hesitantly and looked as if he was not really present.

On the other hand, Yvonne is being treated like a leper in Ennis, has come under intense criticism and threat and is in hiding.

It looks as if Ennis, or certain parts of it, are supporting and comforting the erring priest and condemning the woman for telling her story.

Ennis is treating Yvonne with the judgement and condemnation with which the Jews treated the woman caught in adultery and Mary Magdalen.

Ger is 40.

Yvonne is 33.

Ger has a public promise of celibacy.

Yvonne is a single woman.

The Church, with Ger’s permission, has appointed Ger to be the model and teacher of morals to the people of Ennis.

Yvonne is a private, previously unknown individual who does not represent any religion and does not preach or make moral pronouncements.

WHERE THE BUCK STOPS:

Fintan Monahan

No criminal offence has been committed in this case. So there is no role for the police.

The “crime” is moral, pastoral and canonical.

The “authority” in this case is the bishop, Fintan Monahan.

He is also the person with the highest duty of care as Ger is his priest and Yvonne is his daughter in God.

Fintan has a number of things he must do”

1. He must look after Yvonne who was sexually used by one of his priests.

I asked Fintan to care for Yvonne last Monday

“Dear Fintan,


I have kept in touch with Yvonne, Fr Ger Fitzgerald’s ex lover.
She is very afraid just now.
Yvonne is afraid she will be targetted physically.
She has not left home since the scandal broke and is a mental wreck.
I know you are conscious of your obligation in Canon Law to care for the laity.
Could you consider informing the Garda of her vulnerability?
Your brother bishop,
Pat’

2. He must ask Ger to step aside pending a canonical process.

3. He must look after Ger’s welfare while he is off the mission.

From me to Fintan yesterday morning.

4. He must initiate a canonical procedure against Ger.

AND

Ger should NOT be presiding over public Mass and ceremonies while this cloud is hanging over his head.

128 replies on “THE ENNIS SCANDAL AND DUTY OF CARE.”

Arrangements are Always in place to make victims say when victims come forward.
The Church is not going to go looking for victims they need to come forward and know Justice will be done if the Evidence is there.
+ Fintan has said he is doing it the canonical way and needs evidence and statements.

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11.48
Fintan is ‘doing it the canonical way’? 🤔 Hmm? Isn’t this what got Romanists into massive bother in the first place?
Some people will always have to be spoon-fed. And the Romanists are leading the pack. I suppose it’s inevitable, like, when you cash in conscience in order to be called ‘Faaather’.

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He has been provided with overwhelming evidence and a statement with follow with proof.

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11.03
Nothing great about the canonised Polish pope either, but some insist on calling the paedophile-priest lover and champion, John Paul the Great.

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12.20: Pat, you should be very circumspect about what you print when you don’t know the full story. You rely too much on gossip and hearsay. Your mischievious mouthing off and interference is utterly self serving. You care not an iota about anyone but you are simply abusing the Bishop. You are a very unkind and unchristian person. You cause much hurt to many. Seek God’s mercy. The audacity of referring to yourself as a brother Bishop!! No humility whatsoever.. Jesus, move over, Buckley has arrived.

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Ah, poor Ger must not have caught the eye of Ronan Drury during the sessions in IV Divine teaching you how to say Mass. If Ronan liked the look of you he got very hands on during it, including standing very closely behind your back and using his hands to open up your chest and arms.

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+ Fintan does not have a clue what to do with Carey and Ger so lost in the plot.
Thinks Carey could be back in a parish soon but he will have a sexual criminal record for 15 years so where can he go.
He knows Ger is lying to him but where is constructive evidence.
+ Fintan’job will be on the line or see out the next 21 years in Killaloe so stand up and be counted Fintan.

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You can not put a priest who was beating his bishop in the driving seat of his car in a public place close to families and children back in public ministry. Perhaps a convent could take him? Or hide him away in a monastery. Even if he left priesthood he would struggle to find employment as he is a sex offender.

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Can we avoid the beating the bishop image just because of the confusion it could cause in a post about a bishop? 🤣
Fr Carrey could go straight to Farnborough Abbey lol.

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8.00
Father Carey is appeal the decision so it will be up to the Tribunal.
But really is he now fir for Ministry with a sexual criminal conviction.

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10.35 think Farnborough prefers to recruit twinks looking for a cook time. Carey would be too old to pass muster.

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Bishop fintan has been provied with plenty damning overwhelming evidence since that can’t be denied. The matter is being investigated further.

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Anto 97x 2.56pm
Response :
Come out of the fog ant, maybe its time you woke up!
Keep the faith!! 😊

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The minute Good Friday is over you revert to unnecessary judgement. The more I read your blog the less I care about hetero and homosexual priests who break their promise of celibacy. The problem is the retention of an unnecessary rule. We all break promises and some of our decisions are reasonable. Focus on the undesirable retention of an unnecessary rule and those like McCarrick who are abusive, not on those who cannot live by it. Do you really want the thousands+ of priests throughout the world who break their promise to be dismissed?

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Those aggrieved by the so-called unnecessary rule signed up to that rule voluntarily as grown adults, aged in their mid-20s at least. It is not compulsory to stay or to expect the laity to fund a double life. As the Bible says, if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who will listen to its call?

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cclergy/documents/rc_con_cclergy_doc_01011993_bfoun_en.html

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9.57

The Romanists couldn’t play anything but cacophony; they’re useless. Jesus certainly could find no use for them, which is why he did not intend priesthood of any description.

But hey! Jesus is dealing with these parasites on humanity now.

Better late than never, eh Jesus?😕

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9.57
You are failing to situate the issue in its historical context. Clerical celibacy as a universal discipline in the Latin church is no longer an absolute requirement of ordination to the presbyterate. There are many married Latin-rite Catholic priests who were ministers or priests in non-Catholic denominations.

Secondly, celibacy is a discipline not a dogma which began to be enforced in earnest from c.1073-1120. Popes were married as late as 868 and perhaps much later, when the wife and daughter of the pope were murdered.

You appear to hold a static view of discipline rather than a dynamic one.

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9.57 – your reference to taking one’s hand off the plough is out of context. The passage in question is referring to those who became Christians and who no longer are. Are you suggesting that this predicate describes the person/people you have in mind?

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8:49 You are forgetting that as a rule the priests who appear here are not merely breaking their promise but engaging in sexual behaviour which would be problematic without a promise of celibacy:
Chatting to former pupils on Grindr.
Having pictures taken and shared of actual sex.
Sex on an altar, etc.
If these were clergy of, say, the United Methodist denomination which doesn’t require celibacy and is affirming of gay relationship, these would still be out of line.

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10.42am
Please read my comment again. I said that I did not agree with the abusive breach of the rule about celibacy. In some countries it is the norm for priests to have a lover. Nobody takes any notice. As for sex before marriage – you dam the majority of the population of young and not so young people if you take a dismissive view.

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Exactly. If they were married laymen their carry on would also breach the moral law and in Catholic terms would be mortal sins.

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I think you will find denominations which do not require celibacy still require clergy to play by the denominations behavioural standards in their own lives. You may compare Byzantine rite Catholic priests. Places where it is allegedly normal for priests to have lovers are places where a free for all is to be expected.
Scripture and tradition are very plain that sex is between one man and one woman in marriage.

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2.15
Scripture knows nothing of sexual orientation. It assumes all are heterosexual and those that are attracted to their own sex are peverted. Tradition is slowly playing catch up and taking on board the insights of a variety of disciplines such as psychology, philosophy, anthropology, sociology to name a few.

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@8.05pm
It’s pure lies that the Scriptures no nothing of homo-sexualism. The OT and NT have plenty of versicles denouncing it.

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9.53
Regrettably, you have not understood.
None of the authors of sacred scripture had any understanding of the concept of sexual orientation. The only thing they knew was same-sex sexual attraction and activity being experienced by what they considered to be heterosexuals.

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“Positivist” is the other word I was searching for in connection with yesterday’s topic. And reifying (the word is the thing) and ad hominising.
The idea seems to have got entrenched of late that “communion” is solely a bread and wine ceremony with spiritual benefit spuriously attached – whereas in God’s eyes it is not even mainly that – Jesus was saying the OT custom foreshadows what is supposed to be Holy Spirit help to us through each other (which is not taught by Rome’s sodalities and orders and their lookalikes) (like other children I would have been ready to accept the truth but it didn’t come to me through Church).
And that Roman vocation and following Christ are solely and irrevocably ordination / nunhood. (I think Roman clergy should rotate between being clergy and not being clergy for alternating periods: doing a person out of their occupation once they read deaconship, or before, is cruel).
“A priest for ever according to the order of Melchizedek” does NOT mean ANY clergy at all at all, in Bible meanings. Sadly even relatively good popes have let this lie slip. It ONLY means Jesus – NOT any of the Alter JPs. That we (including laity without the slightest vocation) “are” Christ has substance to it but is an analogy (non exact similarities).
A Glory Be said for former disappointed wouldbe believing children. Remember the Marto children, Carlo Acutis, Dominic Savio were lay children and did good without having the slightest vocation (in Roman terms).

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I affirm that I have known a number of objectively fairly good clergy (and a few bishops) and I believe more are still existing somewhere.

(for “read” read “reach”)

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I only meant, it repays thinking it out and we will all come to different conclusions temporary or permanent. My tone may have appeared wrong. Why is religion so often so intense? I think thinking it out makes it less intense. More Glory Be’s said. Joyeuses Pâques.

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I’m only now seeing the disobliging comments made yesterday by MMM. Much as I admire MMM, saying stuff like that on a day that is precious to so many people is – at the very least – insensitive. There’s a lot going on here: it’s not just about science or intelligence. There’s culture, sociology, psychology and deep emotion. Please be kind.

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He’s the blog bore and he wouldn’t go on to a Muslim blog and have a pop at their beliefs on one of their holy days.

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@10:11: Doesn’t your comment just endorse the point made: that religious fanatics will kill in the name of their God and religion?

RT: To whom are you referring to? It would also be helpful for you to explain the basis of your psychiatric diagnosis, particularly in relation to its aetiology with respect to contrary views on matters of religion.

@9:43: Yes I agree we should all be kind. But it can be difficult achieving balance, treating everyone as tender “snowflakes” to avoid offending their sensitivities, or, on the other hand, putting forward calm and reasonable perspectives contrary to an utter farrago of pious unsubstantiated religious beliefs.
Religion will only deserve respectful acknowledgement when it justifies its existence by convincing evidence.
MMM

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Why is MMM (aka the blog bore) so evangelistic and missionary in his endeavour to spread unbelief, like some sort of Dawkins Witness? Why doesn’t he just live and let live?

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Might it be @12.37, because the pious garbage spouted here needs addressing?

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12.37

Historically, when did the Romanists ever live, and let live? They oppressed people all over the globe with their religious colonisation and tyranny.

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What difference does it make when the texts were sent?? He sent them knowingly to the girl it should not matter what date is on them…. that poor girl has been made a show of and we wonder why others won’t come forward?? He should put on his big boy pants and be a man and be honest… prove to those few left that a priest can actually tell the truth

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10:11

MMM is anything but the blog bore.
I reckon he is more spiritual than a lot of posters to this blog.
(And, I don’t mean boozy). As a former Social Worker he is probably aware of the notion of comfort blanket theoretically being a transitional object (D.W. Winnicott), a link or bridge between the infants inner world and the external world. Religion, faith, and spirituality can serve the same purposes plus far far more….
MMM, what is the fundamental difference between the founders of all major religions?

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MMM retired in 1973. Social work theory and practice has moved on a great deal since he retired.

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11:23: Surely can’t be 1973. That would place him as at least 100+ years old if he were, say 60 on retirement!
But if it was 1973, and he’s still able to argue his points so well here, maybe he’d tell us what’s his secret: Mourne mountain air or ‘mountain dew’, or both?

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Well, he told us previously that he entered the seminary just before the war, having fled to England to get a good education, the schools in Ireland being rubbish (according to him).

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@10:43: Sorry I’m not sufficiently well informed on differences of all world major religions to make any knowledgeable comment. But I do recognise many similarities whereby self selected religious leaders worldwide make use of inherent human insecurities to promote their own self serving “redemptive” abilities, …..with the invariable and resultant material benefits to themselves.
If I may here correct some other recent comments: ( which serve as good examples of mistruths, deliberate or otherwise, and/or stupidity) you can decide.
I was in seminary in ROI 1962 – 1968, taught in N. Ire. 1968, University in Scotland, then Post Grad professional qualification diplomas at Uni England. Contrary to one ill informed, or mischievous comment, I did not flee Ireland for superior education in England. It was only after Uni elsewhere, and thus able to make comparison with my former Irish seminary did I fully realise the poverty of those seminarian “studies” and for what they were: unquestioning assimilation by rote learning of RCC dogma. Their only value, to best of my recollection, were the central tenets of moral theology studies based on ethical compassionate behaviour as espoused in the new testament. Thus in this respect did I make a criticism of my seminarian tertiary education in Ireland.
In respect of my blog criticisms of religion, the above realisation also informs a perception that had I stayed on and been ordained, then, just as when I was a seminarian, I would have been regarded by “the faithful” (my parishioners) as a paragon of knowledge and virtue. In reality I now recognise just how ill informed and unprepared I would then have been to act as a pastor. And I now recognise that lots of my then contemporaries ordained at that time, will have continued with little subsequent significant development. I have met some with the same mindset and perceptions from 50 years ago!
In my subsequent professional career I was required to have regular intensive in service training both on professional and managerial development issues. By contrast, I see little evidence that RCC clerical development and training has had similar staff development strategies. I question if many RCC clerics currently in significant senior roles, certainly here in Ireland, have had proper professional development since ordination, or, in all probability, any external developmental input . The RCC myth of “ontological change” upon ordination is no substitute for ongoing objective external questioning of one’s role, performance and effectiveness as a supportive pastor.
MMM

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MMM 3.14. Perceptive observation on the state of clerical ineptitude at present in Ireland. Suspect it’s same elsewhere

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Poster @ 12:37pm needs to do a critical analysis of who discredits Christianity including catholicism par excellence?

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11:23 am & 12:47 pm

Donald Winnicott was an English pediatrician, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He died in 1971. Winnicott’s second wife was a Social Worker. She encouraged her husband to write from the mid 1940s up to his death in 1971. She also oversaw the posthumous publication of some her husbands later works. Winnicott’s theories are far from passe.

You’re both showing ignorance of Social Work theory.

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The issue is with society. People speak of equality and inclusion but when the poo hits the poopfan those in the limelight are bullied and targeted rather than the issue being addressed All in the name of god ofcourse

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HOW-HI FLY.
Begorra hi what sort of society have we got.
All are equal in principle but some are more equal than others when the chips are down. Isn’t it what the piggy’s in the book squealed- all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Throw god in the mix you might have a crock of double trouble needing sorting.
May The Force Be With Us. +
Bye Bye Fly Hi.

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Pat, do you ever think that Catholic moral teaching was used to keep women in check? By that I meant that clerics saw them as like Eve, as temptresses who would leave hearth and home and abandon children if another man came along? So piety and the moral law kept them on the leash by cultivating a guilty conscience?
How many women over the centuries have been kept at home with unsuitable and cruel husbands who used morality and dogma as a form if coercive control, rather like the position in much of Islam today.
The whole irony, of course, is that clerics aren’t tempted by Eve but by Adam.

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I know for a fact that Fr G Fitzgerald is hiding out in the home of another female. He is a despicable human. These women should be ashamed to show their faces, Xxxxxxx and xxx xxx are in cahoots with Ger and if he doesn’t lose his position it’s down to the lies these girls tell on his behalf

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Any woman who does that for a Catholic priest is a fool because he will always prioritise ‘mother’ over her.
Although if she just wants a shag she may not be disappointed.

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I agree 100%. Poor yvonne has done so much work here for the homeless community and was brave enough to come forward and has had to stand up too the (click) of Cloughleigh who are protecting Fr Ger, trying to discredit her, intimidate, bully etc despite their best efforts, she has no intentions of backing down and will continue to stay strong and is moving forward with process, yvonne will have last word!

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Bishop Buckley can i ask why you did not show the name’s of these females? I can 100 percent stand behind my information

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When I worked in Hackney dole office we had a claimant called Randy Bishop. The staff loved announcing his name over the tannoy to call him to his appointment in one of the interview booths.

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12.01pm
I do not know why but I can say that you are a gossip who simply wants to judge others and create trouble. No, that is not the way.

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I don’t want to be unnecessarily harsh here, but Ger’s seeming turmoil will be borne out of self-pity and the realisation that he has been caught out. I doubt if it is really anything more than that, although he is probably undergoing some personal pain at this time. That does not mean that his bishop should just roll over and pat him on the head and tell him everything is going to be alright and he will be able to get back to his normal in time. The bishop needs to apply some tough love, which is applied in every other part of life, and get this man to realise that he has made a mistake, admit his mistake, and look to a way forward which most likely will include moving on to another life and laying down ministry. Ger’s response is the typical infantile, arrested maturity response that you get from most clergy who get caught out, namely that they are the victim and everybody should feel sorry for them. Well, the reality is that life and the world does not work like that, and difficult as it might be for him personally, he has to recognise the reality, deal with it and move on. As part of this, of course, his bishop and priest pals should be putting in some measures to ensure that he is appropriately overseen – if indeed they have the wit to do that or can even be bothered. What they should not do, which I fear is what they will be doing, is quietly telling Ger that everything will be alright and that in time he can move back in to his old life. They have to realise, all of them, that things have changed. We won’t put up with that anymore. Nether should they. It’s tough for all concerned, I know, but Ger should have kept his pecker in his pants and his tongue in his mouth. He only has himself to blame. It could, however, be a real turning point for him and he could use it as a way of growing up, taking responsibility, and moving on to a life that is open, honest and transparent rather than his cosseted clerical life of duplicity, lies, and parallel life I hope so.

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This story is very troubling and is alot more than just a priest sleeping with a woman. The nature of her ‘outing’ Fr Ger on social media is not done without some hurt and this blog is only touching on the end of this scandal.
It makes me wonder why a woman would do this? What hurt her so? Is she vulnerable?
Bishop Pat is asking all the right questions and is right to call out the hypocrisy.
Where is Christ in this situation, I ask you all this Holy Saturday.

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@11.08 I have committed numerous sins according to the RC church but I have never taken a promise of celibacy or tossed off in public, or indeed ever done it al fresco so to speak.

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1.23: Aren’t you wonderful? Just wonderful. Anonymous people tell lies too!! Just sayin’ like….

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Welcome back, Magna Carta, wonderful to see you back under your nom de plume.

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When are we going to get the real low down on Armagh and it’s errant gay clergy? It would be far more interesting, and entertaining, than the ongoing Ennis tale of a straight priest and his women!!

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Pat, just a question how long had it been going on? Was it a one nite stand or was it a lot more? He’s denying it all do it would be interesting to see how big the lie actually is…. that poor girl used like that…. its beyond words by someone who you hoped that you could trust….

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Well, now that you spoken to her and seen evidence this changes everything. I thought this story was hearsay but now you have spoken to the lady in question. Clearly you believe her. Will you be publishing any evidence?

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Pat, whatever happened to Killaloe priest, Fr Anthony McMahon? He had been a British Army chaplain who was recalled to the diocese by Lugs. Anthony asked for another year in the Army as he would then have completed the requisite service to be awarded a full, immediate Army pension instead of getting it when aged 67.

This plea fell on deaf ears, somewhat surprisingly given the size of Lugs’s lugs.

Anthony came back in a huff, did a short stint as a PP and then was announced as having a leave of absence when the next clerical changes came out.

Now he’s not even listed as a “c/o bishop’s house”. Where is he and what does it tell you about Lugs and his HR style?

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Surely those massive Lugs should’ve been an impediment to episcopal ordination. I don’t think I’ve seen such a huge pair like that before.

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Father Anthony McMahon asked for a years absence to which was granted and he never returned.
So you will need to ask tony why he never came back.
Tony was a feature of this blog in 2019.
It is like recycled news on the blog.
There certainly is great hatred towards Killaloe Dioceses wonder why.
Bishop Fintan maybe have the right attituded ignore the blog.

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Here’s a question for “Just Thinking” to think about. What do you think of PPs putting it about with parishoners? Yes, no or maybe?

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J.T. @ 6:18
Might it be, that on gaining the financial independence of his army pension he decided to jack in the whole RCC business recognising it for what it is: an utter sham run by incompetent eejits operating under false pretences
I think the lack of financial independence is a major factor in keeping many of the clergy in check: behoven to their bishop or religious superior.
Others here have voiced the same opinion. What do YOU think?

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There have been quite a few Irish guys in the UK military chaplaincies, especially in the Army. The pay and living is good, the pension good, and gives them independence afterwards. I’d say about a half to a third of military chaplains when they leave don’t go back to their dioceses but retire themselves on some dubious grounds, and live quite nicely, than you very much. Mgr Alker of Liverpool lives very nicely and pops up every now and again so he can wear his purple, but is supposed to be retired on health grounds. I’d say he’s no more than 65. However, why not ? What is it with this nonsense of dying with your boots on or maybe retiring at 75, still with strings attached ? Priests I know make a virtue of it by saying they are committed, but the reality is that they have no option, no financial independence, so they have to stay and remain part of the mediaeval patronage system of the diocese. And like everything else they make a virtue of their misfortune and impecuniousness and try to spiritualise it – hand to the plough, not looking back kind of stuff ! Poor dears. It is interesting that where a priest does have options, very often he will exercise them. And why not ? I’m just waiting for that pension and that inheritance to kick in, and I’ll exercise my options, I think. A case of high blood pressure maybe, or emotional turmoil, or gout….? I’ll butter up the GP to give me a letter. Happy days….! Why should I go on and on, putting up with more and more work, taking on more parishes as they amalgamate, more and more shit, more and more complaining parishioners, more and more of a bishop who won’t even talk to us unless he is compromised in some way by the contact, and acts like a Chief Executive rather than a spiritual brother and father ? Why should I be taking a pay cut when my pay is pretty miserable anyhow ? Why should I just sit around until somebody makes a spurious complaint and be suspended and made to feel that I’m automatically guilty ? Why should I have no protections at all ? I can find other ways to serve Christ and fulfil a ministry. But, the bishop thinks he’s got us by the short and curlies, and he has, but not for much longer….

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Thank you NOT …..LONGER @9:07. Your comment is very revealing. I’m fairly sure more than half present RC clergy would quit in the morning if given financial security. Do you RC clerics in N. Ire pay for and get a National Insurance stamp to thereby obtain a pension? If not you should. And “get together” to force your bishops to make N I contributions on your behalf for a future pension.

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SHOCKED PARISHIONER

I have been supporting Yvonne for a week or so now. I have atrangrd accommodation for her eldewhere if she needs it.

I believe her story 100 %

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OMG this sounds very serious. We have a lady who is in fear. Have the Diocese approached her? reached out and asked if she needs any help? is this Annie Murphy 2.0? what will come next? Where is the evidence, evidence, evidence? So many questions. no answers. Happy Easter. I’m having a creme egg

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But Fr.Paschal Hanrahan was let stay in his army chaplaincy role. I remember him in Maynooth. Took two goes at pursuing his vocation. Then ran off to the RACD. Loves the money does Paschal. Anthony McMahon took a couple of goes as well. He was a total drip.

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Fr Alan Ward (Clogher) was chaplain in the Irish Army and when he retired from that there was no talk of him going to a parish. Instead he just retired and bought himself a big house in a nice part of Enniskillen. He’s younger than many of the PPs. Nice work if you can get it.

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Paschal Hanrahan is now Principal RC Chaplain in the British Army with the rank of Assistant Chaplain-General and earns around £95k, paid by the MOD. When he retires he’ll get a lump sum of three times that and then an annual pension for life of c. £45k

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Adults in consenting shared time do not need sympathy. Anyone feeling ostracized for posting something publicly should take time to reflect on why in God’s name they posted something publicly in the first place and accept responsibility for the unsurprising response.

Pat, you are fully right to call out the disgusting and disrespectful behaviour some clergy e.g. Maynooth shame and disrespect of the sacred altar in churches.

This story from Ennis should be parked. Can we please move on? No crime has been committed. Let him without sin cast the first stone. Nothing for sure happened.

Priests are human as you well know. A notable percentage of the clergy are reported to be continually striving to be celebate.

Someone might fall a first time, a second time and a third time. Do we show understanding and compassion or vilify someone?

The woman who made the public claim should not be a victim of cancel culture. She will also however have to carry the cross of her public comment. People need to reflect on themselves and their own actions instead of laying the blame elsewhere.

May we all respectfully live in peace.

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6.09 Wouldn’t it be so much nicer and Christian if Fr Ger took responsibility for his actions instead of living a lie. I hold priests to a higher standard Father.

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6.26: The imperative of Jesus that we should not condemn, judge or be vindictive holds for all who follow Christ. All who fail, morally and spiritually also deserve God’s mercy. Easter is about hope, light, overcoming our weaknesses and sins, about new beginnings. Who are you to pile stones in front of someone else’s tomb and keep them imprisoned? You are not GOD!! We ought to help others fund a way to renewal. Constant j6dging and condemning is not the way. I’m certain that Fr. Ger and the women are now deeply humiliated and hopefully, with God’s graces, the right decisions will be made. It is not your task or mine to wake up every morning and winder who we may consign to the dustbin because of moral failings. If crimes are committed, let the civil courts act for true justice.

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8.53 I am not throwing a stone nor am I condemning anyone. I pray for all involved and wish them peace in there hearts. But I also have expectations of our holy priests, that they remain faithful to the church and their promises that he took at his Ordination. What faith can we have if our priests trash the teachings of Christ and make little of their priesthood? I believe the woman and her fear and struggle. The mighty Church turns a blind eye yet again……….

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6.32
NO any Clergy that is priests, Religious and Deacon’s should not be putting it about and more so if they have joined the club to be celibate.
The Clergy must think people are daft more so Ger F.

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8.53
You have it wrong Father Ger is playing Mr innocent alongside his friends and making the other lady a liar.
Father Ger should be honest and not lead a double life.
Only this past few days did he seriously renew his vows or is he a Thomas.

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It has turned out to be a nice Easter special for readers, Bp Pat, and may even develop into a saga. Joyeuses Pâques.

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during the gloria there was a ray of sunshine shining brightly into the oratory. It looked very heavenly

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Sean Og looked at the recording. See the light at the Gloria. Sometimes at The Oratory, we have experienced that kind of experience.

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8.01…..And many of us hope that you, Pat, and all of us allow the LIGHT to embrace us so that the Easter Life of Christ holds us in its grip! Miracles of grace are always possible. God grant you his peace this Easter.

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Sean Og you are right. If one looked during the Gloria, it would appear that a heavily glow enveloped Pat. How beautiful, moving and poignant. How blessed is Bishop Pat and the oratory.

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9.23: You’re wrong, sir. My comments is genuine…I may have worded it such but it is meant sincerely. The LIGHT of Easter is a precious grace and I wish it for everyone. if it was meant as passive aggressive, I wouldn’t have wished Pat an Easter prayer! What’s wrong with you. May I suggest you watch Knock Brasilia for the Easter Vigil..

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Easter Blessings from the Armagh Network. It is difficult with the pending criminal investigations .

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The truth will set Stephen Wilson free even if the truth of Sauna Babylonia is revolting 🏳️‍🌈👯‍♂️👄👄👄👄👄👄👄👄👄👄👄👄👄👄👄👄

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If this evidence exists then why is Fr Ger still saying mass etc? Surely this could not be true if he is allowed to carry on doing his daily duties and visiting other homes where perhaps other vulnerable ladies live?

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Thus the reason the blog exposes the hypocrisy. The Bishop believes the priest and will condemn the woman.

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