After receiving serious threats from unsavoury elements in Cloughleigh estate, Ennis, which were reported to the Garda, the former lover of Fr Ger Fitzgerald was advised by Killaloe to flee to a woman’s refuge!
Previously the diocese has offered to help her relocate for her own safety as they were convinced she was in real danger.
The woman had to leave her permanent home after her affair with the priest became public and misguided “supporters” of the priest decided to do her harm.
In advising the woman to flee to a woman’s refuge, in a different county, Fintan Monahan was actually admitting:
1. That the woman was a victim.
2. That the woman had been “abused” by her priest lover.
3. That it was a domestic case.
We all know that every diocese in Ireland is very well off.
Why then wash their hands of the woman and hand her over to a women’s aid organisation and not help her themselves from their own resources?
Is there not a spare bedroom in the bishop’s palace to offer her temporarily?
Is there not a room in the presbytery of some gay priest (to avoid temptation) the woman could have used temporarily?
Could she not have stayed with some nuns?
Could she not have stayed with some church going Catholic matron?
Was it really necessary, really kind, really Christian, to offload her on women’s aid and do a Pontius Pilate on her?
GER AND WOMAN – DIFFERENT TREATMENT:
This is how Fintan Monagan and Killaloe are treating Ger Fitzgerald:
1. Sabbatical / Holiday for 3 to 12 months – two thirds ofvwhich will be oaid for by the diocese.
2. Still receive his € 2,000 a month salary.
3. Entitled to up to €/$ 30,000 for treatment, therapy or counselling.
4. Be given a new assignment if he wants it.
WHAT THE WOMAN GETS:
1. Referral to a women’s refuge.
AND AT THE END OF IT ALL
Not even an applogy from Ger, Fintan or the diocese!!!
Is this the NEW, CHANGED, MORE COMPASSIONATE, “WE HAVE LEARNED OUR LESSON” church, the Vatican and the bishops keep telling us about ???
I dont think so.
They’re all just as bad as ever.
As my Dad used to say:
“Shooting is too good for them. Its a kick in the arse they need”.