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FATHER GER FITZGERALD BEING REMOVED FROM HIS PARISH THIS WEEKEND.

Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe is this weekend removing Fr Ger Fitzgerald from the district of Cloughleigh and the parish of Ennis.

This comes weeks after it emerged that Ger had had an affair, involving sexual intercourse, with a female parishioner at a time when she was vulnerable – following the death of her father and the dissolution of the family home.

During the six month affair Ger brought his lady friend to a Limerick chip shop every Sunday.

Ger never brought the lady to his Clougleigh presbytery because, he said: “I have no television”.

The sexual relations took place in the lady’s premises.

The bottom line, in this case, is that Ger, as an RC priest, took a public vow of celibacy and broke it by by having sex with a parishioner.

In line with his Church’s discipline and teaching Fintan Monahan had to act.

Some think he acted far too slowly?

Fintan had the difficult task of getting to the truth as Ger first denied the affair.

He later told Fintan the truth.

While Fintan had a duty of care to the woman he also has a duty of care to Ger. The two had to be balanced.

The woman, in this case, believes that she has been listened to and helped. She will also receive practical support.

Ger’s future is in his own hands and the hands of Fintan and other Church authorities.

Does he want priesthood?

Or does he want sex with ladies?

THE FINALE – SATURDAY NIGHT IN CLOUGHLEIGH

As Ger was due to celebrate his lass Mass in Cloughleigh last night (Saturday) the proverbial sh.. hit the fan.

After talk of a “guard of honour” for Ger, a going away party during Covid and threats against the woman Ger slept with, the bishop had to cancel the 7 pm Mass.

They also had to stop a planned petition.

The Garda had to informed of the threats.

Talk about going out with a “bang”.

I actually feel a bit sorry for Fitan.

He’s had both Jerry the Onanist, and Ger the Penetrator to deal with at the one time.

Who would want to be an RC bishop in this day and age?

122 replies on “FATHER GER FITZGERALD BEING REMOVED FROM HIS PARISH THIS WEEKEND.”

The guard of honour just demonstrates that cathbot fools will honour anything with a collar on, especially when it has no honour.

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11.13
Probably an intentional misreading of intention on your part.

Alternatively it could be their way of supporting the ending of obligatory celibacy (for some).

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Having your end away with a person other than your spouse is wrong. Even if there was no clerical celibacy Ger is in the wrong, as far as the moral teachings of the Church are concerned.

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Finally! And agreed bishops seems to spend an inordinate amount of their time having to deal with problematic clergy. I get the bishop has a duty of care to the offending priest. A couple of weeks ago there was the sad case of the cathedral administrator committing suicide after he was removed following allegations. It must be hard as a bishop to sleep at night with all that on your mind.

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@11:22: “It must be hard as a bishop……..” !
Have you any idea of what it can be like for owners and managers in the real world of business and commerce?
Yes it’s possibly hard for some of our bishops given their low level of functioning and ability!

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As a resident of Cloughleigh all my life, Mr fr ger the fraud Fitzgerald had a lucky escape on the Saturday as we are divided in this town over him, and we was not prepared to give him a good send off. Lucky bishop fentan stopped the night of party as there was going to be a battle and Cloughleigh would have suffered as a town torn apart. God bless and may peace be restored in ennis and Cloughleigh

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It seems now he has admitted to Bishop Fintan and not to his fan club.
One of his fan club said last night he is a man and has needs Well sorry not in the Roman Catholic Priesthood as they take vows.
So I was blocked.

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Yes they block anybody that disagrees or has a different view point, I have been banned a few times. they are very much in denial.

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‘guard of honour’?

for breaking he’s vows, taking advantage of a girl that he didn’t even have the decensy to admit until evidence was provided. While allowing the people of ennis to bully threaten and intimidate her. He’s farewell celebrations and he’s pat on the back were cancelled. Rightly so, weldone to the Bishop for he’s quick response. He is not an active priest anymore, he has been removed, he has no business in mass!

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Announce your name and ask me that question again….

Love, light & blessings! X

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Such a shame , i cant see a problem if a vicar can marry , and even gay priests , come on these rule need to be dropped if the catholic church is to survive . It is 2021 not 0122

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4.27

It’s clear from the Holy Gospel of St Luke that the everything they left was the boats and all the paraphernalia that occupied them there and then. They left everything on that occasion. Later on they are back fishing.

Context is everything.

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Father Ger or any Priest that cannot keep their vows should leave teh Roman Catholic Church.
There would likely be no problem of a Bishop giving them approval to leave and join the Anglicans.

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No Yvonne was weak and still in a state of Breavement and the loss of her Dad and the breaking up of the family home.
It is obvious you are made of brass and not understanding the loss of a Loved one maybe you just throw them in a hole or take them to get burned with an empty feeling.
Do you think the cashier at the suppermarket does not the the money is not theirs well Ger should not have slept with anyone.

If Ger had a brain he would start a new Career as all he will be in the dioceses of Killaloe is a lap dog sent anywhere after his time of peannce and prayer.

It is like snakes and ladders with people like Ger however I wish him no ill feelings and just hope he does not wait till he is older and not many women will want an old man soGer wake up and say goodbye.

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No wonder back in the 60s and 70s women didnt come forward especially children if you knew what that girl was going through this day in age you would understand!

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The people of Ennis are a curious lot. I mean in 2011 they erected a monument at the site of the former Industrial School and Magdalene laundry in appreciation of the Sisters of Mercy. They maintained that these bitch nuns (may they rot in hell) who traumatised and abused women were worthy of a monument! Ger looks positively saintly in comparison.

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The sculptor, who doesn’t like it, calling it insipid and refused to sign it, did it anyway, because “work is work for an artist”. 😅🤔😂🎨🤥😯🤡👀💰💲

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Happy Birthday Pat on behalf of the Maynooth Survivors of the Pit. Thank you for your continued efforts and therapeutic guidance to the Survivors. 🙏

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9.17: Some nuns may have been unkind and hurt others. I was beaten in a day school in the 60’s…The Sisters of Mercy deserve monuments in towns and cities for their overall work in health and education. Today these sisters are found in a myriad of outreach programmes in justice, healing, education, spiritual and pastoral projects. They can be found working diligently, caringly and in very life enriching ways for communities. Open your eyes, hater, before you rot in hell!!☻👹👺👺..

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I am sure that there were individual Nazi’s who were good people too. However, the movement was of Satan. How the nuns could have thought it was the Lord’s work to incarcerate women, force them into slave labour and best them defies belief. They might look all innocent now in their M&S lay clothes but the monster still lurks within them.

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9.50: You are crazy, weird and absurd. God bless all these religious sisters who did much of the states and families dirty work, literally!!

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9.37 am the only thing they deserve are law suits to strip them of their assets which were acquired through forced slavery. Remember the auld bitch of a mother superior with her biscuit tins of cash in the film.

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9.50 am sounds like the old simpleton woman in the film who kept thanking the nuns for her misery and when she died the nuns did not give a frig.

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Isn’t it awful that time after time these bishops only act when +Pat exposes their failure to lead and govern, and even then they try to brazen it out. They are shameless.

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9.41: Probably you and your family placed unwanted girls/women into the laundries. This sadly happened. And no doubt you all passed by…….in the othervside. The excellent work of education, health, social and pastoral outreach of the sisters cannot be nulled by the behaviour of a few. Get a grip..

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The church taught families that these women were a disgrace, and they would put themselves outside of the church if they harboured them. Believe me there was nothing ‘religious’ about these nuns. The abusing nuns should be found and hauled up like old nazis are.

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Pat what spiritual guidance would you provide to a Maynooth seminarian Survivor or a Maynooth seminarian abuser.

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9.45: Find a professional therapist, someone who knows how to care for youu empathetically and who has no agenda other than your well being. Too many others will use your information to create their own self obsessed narratives. Find a very suitable therapist/counsellor. I wish you good luck.

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Loads of people do not have a TV as not everyone is in to soaps and have other pastimes
Some just like music and the internet so no need for a TV.
It is 2021 and the internet has taking over and therefore no need for a TV screen.
father ger likely have a ipad or PC for keeping in touch with people all parishes have a PC or laptop.
And it is quite obvious Father Ger likes to text as sure he asked Yvonne would she be naked at the gate 😉 🙂 🙂
priests should have no need for a TV as they post covid and pre covid should be in peoples homes and doing their Priestly duties not watching soap and there is always someone to visit like the sick and lonely.

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Pat, who will go to Limerick with Ger today for a bag of Chips. Happy Birthday Pat. Enjoy your Day.

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tell da truth now I’d love a bag of chips and a bit of cod. Lovely so it is altogether. I might take a walk down to the chippers later on.

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Bejabez!

Become a priest because it gets you near to other young men and that’s your only way to become a christian.

Become a priest because it gets you near to young women and that’s your only way to become a christian.

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Some people will forgive a priest for a lapse of his vow. Some people will not. Bishop Pat’s Killaloe friend wrote very well last Sunday. Bishop Fintan has acted.

Some people will say Bishop Fintan took too long to act. Others will say he had to take time and due diligence. Regardless. Bishop Fintan has acted.

It took two people to tango. Many people on this blog have gone through a bereavement. It doesn’t cloud intimate decisions. One person’s alleged vulnerability and innocence is being overstated by some but it’s par for the course by them and should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Taking to social media to share certain messages was a decision. We all have to live with the consequences of our actions. The woman will have to carry the cross of her decision to take to social media. At the same time people should not belittle her. People should also show love and compassion. Love and compassion which should be shown towards both people. Not just one or the other.

A priest has departed. He is at a fork in the road in his life. May he respectfully be allowed the time and space to make a decision. 3 to 6 months out as Bishop Pat’s Killaloe friend wrote. Commit to the vow or return to lay state.

Lá breithe shona duit Bishop Pat! Have a nice day!

Is mise le meas,

Séamus

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The lady only took to social media due to Bishop being so slow to act and maybe if he had acted it would have stayed “inhouse”.
However as you say Ger is at a crossroads and really should consider a new career.
Love and Commpassion to all.

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11:58, like so many these days, she took to social media for ‘attention’. Women like her sadly lack adequate character formation, a grounding in the virtues and tend to jump to conclusions without any due consideration of the consequences for all involved. Her actions were designed to inflict the maximum possible damage because she felt hurt. Sadly, there is often hurt, pain and confusion when a relationship breaks down and we all need time to allow the ‘healing waters’ to flow and to recover and to rebuild. I wish Yvonne well for the future.

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The bishop didn’t stop anything, how could he?
Fr Ger got a lovely send off, by the people who appreciate all the work he has done for the community
The bishop may have cancelled a mass but he cannot stop the people.

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12.30
The Bishop can stop anything he wishes in HIS dioceses in line with Canon Law.
The fan club may have had a laugh last night at the Bishop and the Victim but remember the one who laughs last laughs the longest.
Where is Ger Fitzgerald going to go in the dioceses of Killaloe maybe a hospital chaplain or prision chaplian No Bishop will give him a parish again unelss he is mad.
Ger said he will come back for a new assigment in Killaloe well Bishop Fintan and Father Tom Ryan will never forget this horrendous situation.

If you heard Father Tom Ryan there is plenty of places now to go for Mass the Cathedral, St Joseph’s and the Friary.

So well done good and faithful sevant Ger you have brought the death nail to Cloughleigh.

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@Regulators, I doubt you are from cloughleigh, because you obviously weren’t outside the church last night at 7pm

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I wonder is this what she wanted when she came out so publicly about there affair… was it a push so that he would leave and spend the rest of their lives together? It will be interesting to see what happens next will he want her or will he hate her for ruining his life so publicly?? We have all dealt with death in our families it may make us sad but she didn’t have to go on social media and blow this up…. why not go to the Bishop instead of making a lot of people’s lives unbearable

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Lets Tango.
She did go to the Bishop who took forwever and than father Ger denighed it all and then he finally went and told the truth to the Bishop.
But his fan club still support him.

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lol escorted out of Stamullen. Kevin Heery feels safe and secure now, no more violent Connolly. 🏳️‍🌈👿

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What I want to know is, why did Fr Ryan say his goodbye and his apology this morning? Why didn’t he do it himself?

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2.12
No it was read from Tom Ryan’s fone.
They never recorded the Mass.
However what Ger really said he has hit 10 years as a priest and asked the Bishop for a sabbatical (although they are suppose to be in by 31/1) and the Bishop granted it and then he was sorry for any hurt he has caused.
ger totally turned the situation around in his denial backed by Fintan Monahan.
Fintan Monahan is a disgrace.

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Journalist, I agree, I would like to see that aswell, did you manage to get copy as far as I’m aware it was read from he’s phone the mass wasn’t recorded….

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Killaloe Parishioner
I hope I can explain the normal procedure is the BISHOP does it but with Killaloe having a Bishop who is in hiding then the Vicar Forane (dean) gets sent as it is the Dean’s who get left to pick up the mess.

This is TWICE in 8 weeks Father Tom Ryan has had to do this dirty work while Fintan hides and there was not even a Pastoral Letter to the people of Cloughleigh and Ennis.

Pastoral area 5 (Abbey) will need to cover for Ger and Gerry so rationalisation will need to happen you can help by finding the Bishop.

Ger did not want to do it himself as he does not want to inform the people of the Truth that he sleeps with women and worse still parishioners who are weak and vulnarable.

So I hope he had a good send off as and if he comes back Fintan will still be his Bishop and be interesting where he goes he will always be known as the S****** Priest. and Gerry will be always known as the W****** Priest.

Not to forget weak Fintan and I hope the victim takes it to rome as they made out Ger asked for a Sabbatical but the truth likely is Fintan told him it is the only way out just now.

Fintan maybe left carrying the can for horrendous administration.

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2.14 Thank you for your reply Fr, I’m very upset by all this scandal coming out of the Ennis area over the past few months. I only found this blog as I was looking for more information online and I’m shocked by its content.
We were brought up in faith and that priests are men of God. Fr Ger stood and said mass for months while a sinner, telling lies and allowing a women to be harassed and abused by members of his congregation. He needs help and I hope he gets all the therapy he requires. May God gave mercy on him and us all.

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Bishop Fintan Monahan should have made a statement to the people who use the Cloughleigh Oratory.
The Bishop was correct in not letting Ger say the Mass as it would have been false as all his masses have been totally double standards for ages.
Ger said in his email he asked the Bishop to go on sabattical the Bishop should correct Ger’s lie as it was either go on sabbatical or out.

The music team of Cloughleigh read this blog and have commented on this blog I hope you listened to Father Tom Ryan as he said there is pleanty of places for you to go to Mass and named three even said they have installed web casting yesterday in the Friary.

So you should ask him what is happening to the Oratory now however do not give up your mucical talants use them in another Chapel.

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Happy birthday pat, there’s a guard of honour waiting for you, they are lining up as we speak, weldone 😊😎😁

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Ger is corrupt as a pig in shit he vows to god obviously don’t mean much to this con man. He is just like a garda that lives the double life helping the public on one side and selling drugs on the side,, people need to wake up and be glad to see him leave and sooner rather than later, people like him have been murdered for less crimes, feel sorry for all the masses and funerals he has done for the public, they must feel rightly pissed off now knowing a fraud with a white collar was standing there doing mass.
The damage is done. To all those involved get on with yeir life’s and make peace. After all we are all catholic, just goes to show how selfish we as humans can be so dumb. Move on folks. Forgive and forget

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I think selling drugs and having a consensual relationship are on different ends of the spectrum. You claim we are all ‘catholic’, yet you somehow seem devoid of christian charity. Just a thought.

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Oh God we all remember that blubbering fool weeping hysterically at the departure of bishop wishy washy walshy. Disagreed with church teaching but I bet still happy to take a church pension.

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Was the mass the same as usual for Cloughleigh then without Ger? was it live at 11 and then gone? it wasn’t advertised that I had seen

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Yes it was Mass as normal at 11 on a Sunday but Tom Ryan thinks there is mass everyday at 9.30 there has not been for at least 7 or 8 weeks it has always been at 7pm.

Only the Bishop and Tom Ryan know when the next Mass will be as he made no announcement as to when next in Cloughleigh but did say there are plenty of places you can watch mass online saying the Cathedral, St. Joseph’s and the Friary installed live steaming this week and went it live yesterday.

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Duck and Truffle parfait, Rosemary Lamb lollipops with baked potato. Accompanying wines.

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well, when you put it like that, it sounds like you’re having a great time. I wouldn’t say to a glass of wine myself 😁

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5.42. Pat had committed himself to reading the gospel of CHRIST, to rediscovering the Christian Way. What a good idea!

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Pat, would you be kind enough to name the chip shop in Limerick Ger took this lady to of an evening.
It must be a really good establishment for him to go that distance.
I like a good fish supper. Chips fried in vegetable oil, then let rest in the warming pan for about 5 minutes.
The batter on the fish should be soft. The addition of a little milk in the batter formula should help.
A nice supper, bottle of coke with straw, booth with hard wooden seats and table like an ironing board.
I take my girlfriend to that sort of old fashioned chipper every Saturday night. Then up to my flat for a real hard shag!
Cant beat a fish supper. Great leg opener!

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😂 A near occasion of sin for about 90 percent of the RC clergy who read this blog! The Reverend Ger won’t be phased, however. He prefers those chip shop hotties! 🥵 🍟 🎣

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No Nancy. I’m not. Just a guy who has discovered the aphrodisiac effects of a nice fish supper. Fancy a wee bite some night and I’ll show you. Sounds like you could do with a nice fish tea-and afters!!

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The lady was vulnerable Perhaps so was Ger as part of a system he couldn’t get his head around. Why threaten the lady. Although vulnerable there is no indication that both of them did not have legal capacity. Back in the day Pat did you walk out or were you kicked out. Bottom line is survival Its scary outside the walls

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HOW-HI FLY

Begorra Fly there’s great wisdom with hindsight.
Life is difficult. Better to look at possibilities.
There is power in new possibilities.
Hot housed celibates let loose will find the going tough.
Christians are called to model themselves on Christ Jesus.
There is NO animosity in the Heart of Christ.
Big bash for the Bishs next birthday.
He’s still a young fellow.
May the Lord bless us and keep us…+

Bye Bye Fly Hi.

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The fact Der had all of his parishioners and his Bishop supporting him while, at the same time the lady was being victimised and was tossed aside, makes her the vulnerable one. Abandoned and extremely vulnerable.
Der had his “following”, and his “supporters” would, could, see NO wrong in him – I’m sure it was a very, very frightening situation to be forced into (I know what it feels like and, in no uncertain terms…).
What he did was more than just wrong: it was unapologetically and comprehensively wrong.
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Safeguarding and forgiveness cannot, and must not, be conflated — you can forgive til the cows come home… that is your own personal decision.
However, society, or indeed any individual who does choose to forgive, cannot allow a dangerous person to remain in such a position of trust — a position of trust, authority and power over other people and their lives – just because of their subjective feelings of forgiveness — and most certainly not if the perpetrator, or perpetrators, have proven they are quite unsuitable to hold such positions of trust!
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“What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish…?”
Luke 11:11
( Maybe Roman Bishops should consider this passage of scripture a little more closely… but don’t hold your breath! ).

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A question for anyone who was a contemporary of the dastardly Mr Fitzgerald in the Maynooth cesspool, who was the lay student he had the fling with? She was studying theology on the pontifical side.

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The Mayo priest who took his gay lover to court over a cottage returned to ministry. I think he returned only a few months after the court case and seems to be getting on just fine. So Ger can also return after some time away. The hurt felt by the lady will hopefully have subsided and all will get on with life.

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But should he just be able to get on with life as if nothing has happened and he has done nothing…. ?

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Bless you Ann: you seem like just one of those naive individuals, out of touch with the stark reality of the regular ugliness of human nature, and instinctively inclined to think the best of everyone.
I don’t wish to be too critical of your views for I value your sincerity more than devious malevolence evident elsewhere. And your generosity of spirit is a counterbalance to it.
But calling out inappropriate behaviour should and must continue, so thank you +Pat for this avenue for that.

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Are priests who have a sexual relationship always asked to step aside and have a period of discernment? Or is it just if the incident gets a lot of publicity and the bishop feels FORCED to take this action? Would the normal action not just be moving the offending priest to another parish with his reputation intact and leaving both old parish and new parish totally oblivious to the double life he had been leading – no need for transparency – even to the sheep paying his salary. This is what happened in Down and Connor in 2013 after PP had a 2-year sexual affair with a parishioner young enough to be his daughter – even using the sacristy as a meeting place. So why one rule for one and a different rule for another? Why the inconsistency?

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11.39
The correct answer is every Bishop should act within canon law however some Bishops do not understand canon law or do not want to use it.
The Bishops in Ireland are well behind everyone else with clerical cover ups as they are still in the dark days as they think the Irish people are thick.
Ger and Gerry should have been suspended long before they were and I understand NONE of them are suspended both on Sabbaticals.
The people of Killaloe need to stand up to Fintan Monahan and say not in their dioceses and report him to the Papal Nuncio or to Cardinal Marc Ouellet.

However when the penny drops with the Irish Espiscopate that they are just moving the problem around and should be up front with the clergy and tell them their number is up.

Who is going to TRUST Ger and Gerry in a PArish as NO women will want to be in Ger’s comapany alone and Gerry will always be know as the W*****.

Ger even yesterday was still in self denial and maying the victim look bad.

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I don’t know about ye but I’m peckish and miss my Sunday chips, instead off Sunday roast potatoes!

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What will happen to the volunteers at Cloughleigh who helped the community if the church is closed? What about the food given out, the charity moved there coz they had no premises on Ennis? Cloughleigh will miss the church

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