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POPE’S BOWEL SURGERY AND BOWEL CONDITIONS IN GENERAL. 50% OF OVER 80s GET DIVERTICULITIS.

Francis had surgery for diverticular stenosis at the weekend and is apparently well and in recovery.

American Society of Colon and Rectan surgeons site:

  • Diverticulosis: The presence of diverticula without associated complications or problems. The condition can lead to more serious issues including diverticulitis, perforation (the formation of holes), stricture (a narrowing of the colon that does not easily let stool pass), fistulas (abnormal connection or tunneling between body parts), and bleeding.
  • Diverticulitis:  An inflammatory condition of the colon thought to be caused by perforation of one of the sacs. Several secondary complications can result from a diverticulitis attack, and when this occurs, it is called complicated diverticulitis.

Surgery for diverticular disease is indicated for the following: 

  • A rupture of the colon that causes pus or stool to leak into the abdominal cavity, resulting in peritonitis. Rupture of the colon often requires emergency surgery. 
  • An abscess than cannot be effectively drained. 
  • Severe cases that do not respond to maximum medical therapy, which includes hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics. 
  • Patients with immune system problems (related to an organ transplant or chemotherapy). 
  • A colonic stricture or fistula. 
  • A history of multiple attacks, a patient can undergo elective surgery in order to prevent future attacks. 

Surgery for diverticular disease usually involves removal of the affected part of the colon, and may or may not involve a colostomy or ileostomy, where a part of the intestine brought out through the abdominal wall to drain into a bag. A decision regarding the type of operation is made with your surgeon on a case-by-case basis. 

MY CROHN’S DISEASE:

In the late 1980s I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

From Comfizz.com

Crohn’s Disease is classed as a chronic illness which means it is lifelong. There is no cure, but people who have Crohn’s Disease can go through periods of active disease where they experience “flare-ups” and then through periods where the disease goes into remission, is more under control & causes less symptoms. Medication and in more severe cases, surgery, can be options to help reduce the activity of the disease and symptoms.

MY EXPERIENCE:

I was diagnosed with Crohns in the late 1980s and think the stress of my bust-up with the church contributed to my illness.

I became very ill with severe abdominal pain, bleeding and diarrhea.

For a while my condition was managed with steroids but eventually became out of control.

In 1991 I had surgery in Belfast where a portion of my bowel was removed – the tail end of the ilium, the ileocecal junction and the beginning of the colon.

Illustration of the ileocecal junction, where the small intestine meets the large intestine, cutaway view. Shown are theileum, cecum, appendix, and ascending colon.

I was in hospital for 4 weeks after surgery and could not swallow water or food.

The prognosis was dim – surgery every couple of years ending up with a colostomy.

I decided to find another solution.

PROFESSOR JOHN HERMON TAYLOR

I read about Professor John Hermon Taylor in St. George’s Hospital in Tooting, London.

Prof. John Hermon-Taylor is a molecular scientist, retired surgeon and internationally renowned Crohn’s Disease expert whose research into Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) and its relationship to Crohn’s Disease has spanned over 30 years.

John qualified as a doctor from Cambridge University in 1960 and went on to obtain Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1963. He was appointed to the Chair of Surgery at St George’s Medical School, London in 1976. From this time, John dedicated himself to the care of people with Crohn’s Disease. Many of his former patients attest to his kindness, generosity and personal approach as well as his wisdom and skill as a surgeon. His determination to help his patients led his career down a research pathway. He led a team of scientists at St. George’s, focussed on the causation of Crohn’s Disease and increasingly on the involvement of MAP, which he believes to be the predominant cause of Crohn’s. He retired from the practise of surgery in 2002, to focus full-time on his research.

Between 1997 and 2007 he developed a modern therapeutic vaccine against MAP (together with Dr Tim Bull at St George’s and Prof. Sarah Gilbert at Oxford University) designed to treat Crohn’s. He believes that the vaccine holds the best hope of Crohn’s cure we have ever had.

In 2008 he moved to King’s College London where he continues to work full-time as a Visiting Professor in the gastrointestinal research group run by Dr Jeremy Sanderson.

He is currently occupied with the phase 2a trial of the vaccine in people with Crohn’s Disease, whilst working on the completion of a much-needed diagnostic test for MAP in humans.

Publications by
Prof. Hermon-Taylor

Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, Crohn’s disease and the Doomsday Scenario.


A Novel Multi-Antigen Virally Vectored Vaccine against Mycobacterium avium Subspecies paratuberculosis. 


Immunity, safety and protection of an Adenovirus 5 prime – Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara boost sub-unit vaccine against Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection in calves 

PAT CONTINUES

I went to Prof HT in quite ote a bad way.

He blasted me with three very strong TB drugs that made me very unwell.

Then everything settled and I was really good.

I have not had any trouble with Crohns for over 25 years.

Every time I get a colonoscopy they tell me they can find no Crohns.

Because of my diagnosis and surgery I have a couple of small issues. But Prof HT did the trick for me.

99 replies on “POPE’S BOWEL SURGERY AND BOWEL CONDITIONS IN GENERAL. 50% OF OVER 80s GET DIVERTICULITIS.”

What the f**k you saying here Patrick, you mixed up man? Are you wishing the fat Latino bastardo well? The oppressor of gay folk?

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I’ll bet Pope Francis was fast -tracked for treatment.

So much for so-called”shepherds” having the smell of the sheep about them.

Isn’t it wondrous that these clerical men who try, like Pope Francis, that they are no different from anyone else, prefer PREFERENTIAL medical treatment..

Fucking hypocrites!

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Not everyone has that kind of money, Pat. Fast-tracking usually means costly private treatment.
When men who bleat about priests needing the smell of the sheep about them but then go on to receive private, and costly, medical treatment, they are, as that poster said, making hypocrites of themselves.
The vast majority of the sheep cannot afford such treatment. And lets face it, it is the sheep as a whole who are paying for the clergy’s preferential medical treatment.
I have no respect for priests who elevate themselves in this way. None at all. They are indeed hypocrites.

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12.06: So what if Pope Frances was fast tracked? But you are wrong. He has been suffering for many years with this problem as he has with sciatica. It reached danger level and thank God he is in hospital. It is deserved. I suspect you are a jealous, envious and moronic type. Pity a visit to a hospital can’t rid your mind of such dangerous viruses!!! Go to a therapist instead. God bless Pope Francis.

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Are you for real? Jealous? Moronic? @ 9.27
You’re a priest, aren’t you? So you expect better and faster medical treatment for yourselves, including your pope, than you would deign to give the laity, the very people who are paying all your bills?
None of you actually works for a living, which is why you are dependent on the people you ride roughshod over.
There is marked clerical arrogance on display today, as well as hypocrisy.

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12.06: But he is different: he’s POPE FRANCIS – a recognised and respected world leader. Such ignorance and begrudgery. Get a life.

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@9.30, he is indeed different: he’s a hypocrite if he received preferential medical treatment.

If his condition was elective rather than an emergency, then he should have set a better example and joined the queue like everyone else. These have no choice, they don’t have Pope Francis’ money, and what money he has is paid to him by the people who cannot afford the luxury of private treatment for themselves.

A world leader? Francis? The man who presides over a criminal syndicate, the RCC, is hardly a world leader, much less a respected one. People will have even less regard for him now if it is true that his surgery was private.

So much for having the smell if the sheep about him.

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Today’s blog story is sorting the wheat from the chaff. For today’s class, Magna and his posse can draw a get well card for the pope. Just put it in the post box. No stamp required.
PAX

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11.01
You need to reign in your imagination and stretch your intellect. This is my first post on today’s blog.
Grow up.

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MC 6:24, it is others who accuse of posting anonymously. They know you better than I do. I’m not getting involved. I merely suggested an activity for you and your posse of followers.

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@Seamus Magna’s posse of followers which only exists in your head. Has it struck you that intelligent people can think independently and still reach similar conclusions? We don’t all recite the ten commandments parrot fashion with no understanding like you do.

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Italian health provision is VERY different from ours. No-one waits years for treatment in the Italian system, and everyone pays to a certain extent. No doubt the fact that he is the Pope will have focussed his care, given that the Gemelli is a Vatican hospital. But best not to try and apply our atrociously unethical waiting times and problems to a setting you clearly no little about @12:06

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@ 8.42, we know more about the Italian health system now, don’t we, since you kindly supplied us with information about it? If it is accurate, it confirms everything I said about Pope Francis in my post at 12.06. Thank you.

Francis’ treatment was doubly privileged, since it took place in the Gemelli hospital (where you admit his position as pope would have ‘focused attention’, in other words, would have given him absolute priority) AND because he had access to virtually unlimited funds (money no object) provided by lay people to which, ironically, they don’t have such, or any, access at all.

If Francis’ surgery was not urgent, then he should not have received prefential treatment just because he was pope.

What was it Pope Paul VI said about teachers like him and Francis? People listen better to witnesses than ti teachers, and to teachers only if they are witnesses.

If Pope Francis’ condition was not an emergency, then he should have done what the poorest of his sheep must do, even in Italy: waited his turn instead of jumping the queue.

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I expect he asked to take away the bits they cut out, to increase the supply of first class relics in the future. He has already referred to his canonisation.
What a racket.

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Why do you bother saying the prayer at all? Just make up your own. Al a carte Catholic behavior. The RCC invented that prayer so if it is such a vile organisation why hang onto bits and pieces.

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The Anaphora is the most solemn part of the Divine Liturgy, during which the offerings of bread and wine are consecrated as the body and blood of Christ.
Anaphora is the usual name for this part of the Liturgy in Greek-speaking Eastern Christianity. In western Christian traditions which have a comparable rite, the Anaphora is more often called the Eucharistic Prayer.

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The Anaphora is the most solemn part of the Divine Liturgy, during which the offerings of bread and wine are consecrated as the body and blood of Christ.
Anaphora is the usual name for this part of the Liturgy in Greek-speaking Eastern Christianity. In western Christian traditions which have a comparable rite, the Anaphora is more often called the Eucharistic Prayer.

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10.20: The usual arrogance..Spiritual ignorance. GOD BLESS POPE FRANCIS and guide all hating apostates…Do you exclude JESUS? Your NASTYISM would suggest you do…What a horrid religion you have created..

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I know a priest who says “all of Gods holy people” and not “all of the clergy” that is more inclusive as it includes the entire priesthood – all men and women – for the creed he also omits “men” for us and our salvation – don’t agree with the creed as men isn’t excluding women or transgender simply means all humans mankind.

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7.32

Absolute nonsense.

Priests and parishoners do not demonstrate their belonging to the Church ‘through hierarchical communion with pope and bishop’, but through communion with the Holy Spirit.

Yet again, you have idiotically placed mere men above God himself.

I hope that you are not catechising impressionable children or adults with this homespun drivel.

Priests and parishoners belong to the Church through their baptism, not through subservience to men.

You really haven’t a clue, have you?😉

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Anon 6:51, it is more inclusive alright. It’s common enough too.
Regards the Eucharist Prayer in the Roman Catholic context, a priest presents the prayer for acceptance, not in his own name but as a representative of Christ and the Church. The priest and parishioners present demonstrate their belonging to the Church through hierarchical communion with pope and bishop.
The Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna, Dr Christoph Schonborn, said that anyone, including Protestants, who can in good conscience say “amen” to the eucharistic prayer at Mass, may receive communion in a Catholic church.

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to 7.14 – you’re mistaken in a sense – you are correct, Pope Francis is not Jesus but none of us are – we are created in the image and likeness – Jesus did not fix everything – Jesus tried to push change, he did a marvellous job but it wasn’t perfect, like remember lots of people pushed against him, had it been perfect he might not have been crucified – don’t be so quick to crucify the Pope. We live in a world that is far from perfect, same as Jesus did. But who are we to judge? We take things as they are and as difficult as they appear we muster on.

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I love it when the cathbots get their knickers (not their socks, Seamus) in a twist over you.
They don’t like that you’re outside Rome.
They don’t like that you don’t say the name of the pope.
They don’t like you using the Western Rite (which most independent Catholics use).
If you used the Church of England’s Common Worship (which is also Western Rite – sorry don’t know about the Church of Ireland) they would accuse you of stealing their rite.
The key to their behaviour is in their frequent references to posses. They function at the level of playground bullies in gangs.
Pat, I think you should try using the same missal as the Brazilian Catholic Church and see what they do 🤣

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8.50, Jesus did indeed fix everything, and not just fix it, but fixed it perfectly. Everything that needed to be fixed was done through PERFECT obedience to his Father, even though it would lead to his savage death.

You are wrong about Jesus. The fact that he was murdered emphasised the very un-ideal world in which he lived.

There is no excuse for Francis, and his predecessors. None.

So stop making them. Yes?

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Anon 9:31, you seem to have gotten something into a twist. Who was complaining that the Pope’s name is not mentioned?
Al a carte 2:38 seemed the only one upset and that’s about any use of a RCC related prayer.

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MC 7:04, Christ died to bring unity to all people. We pray for unity and peace, for faith and charity in the church. Together with the pope and our bishop, we ask God the Father to grant us these graces.

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10.20
The usual made-up nonsense from the usual quarter.
Read Jn 3: 16. It tells in a way even you might understand Jesus’ mission.
Jesus did not die to bring unity among people, but that they might have eternal life in God. He certainly did not die that people might be united under a pope and bishop. The unadulterated rubbish you type.
There is no Gospel of Seamus.

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MC 11:08, Jesus came to reconcile a broken world. All who unite with Jesus become one body with Him. The Eucharist becomes a meal of communion. A sign of unity and a bond of charity.

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Why would any priest or minister mention the name of a paedophile protector and enabler during Mass / Communion service? That’s just silly, sick even. No?

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I think, with all due respect, that is a view held by a simpleton or someone labouring under a disease of mind. The Pope does not have an easy job, in fact quite a difficult one. He has of course to work through an avalanche of abuse issues but it doesn’t help that his own staff sometimes push and work against him. In an ideal world yes he could come in and with the stroke of a pen fix all the woes. In real life, just as you would get in any large organisation he is up against it. Maybe in your world and if you become Pope you’ll be a maverick and change thousands of years of precedent and dictat.

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At 7.17, in an ideal world he (Pope Francis) would come in and fix all issues with the stroke of a pen? So that’s your lame excuse for his inaction. He needs an ideal world to do all this stuff, but as we don’t live in such a world…Well, there you go!

Isn’t it funny that Jesus had to fix things in a world that was less than ideal for him. And if you’re going to answer that Francis isn’t Jesus, you’re right.

And boy does it really show!

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3.12
Shows how long it’s been since you were there or recited the creed. Your language shows little evidence of a religious spirit. You’ll find there’s a guy called Pontius Pilate mentioned there.

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Because their beliefs brainwash them to disregard kiddy fiddling and enabling crime, and make them think that drawing attention to those things is hate speech. For decades acting on policy the entire episcopate covered up and in fact encouraged child abuse and nobody got the hell out of Dodge. This is the clearest example of cult group think I know of.
A normal rational decent human being, when told by a superior to cover up crime, goes straight to the police.

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All religion comes from human construct, The blessing and curse of free choice

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Would it not have been easier for the Sky Fairy Godfellah to have twirled his medical cure-wand, and Hey Presto: job done; and a miracle to boot!
Or maybe Frankie didn’t pray hard enough, or recite the right incantations. 🤔

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Than you + Pat for sharing the intimacies of your bowels with us. Interesting. But, I’m more interested in the light of truth you focus on the nether regions of the Church and the clergy. Like today’s blog about your own bowel issues, looking at the bowels and the crap that we see of Church and clergy is never a comfortable experience. But, it needs to be done. So, keep it up, please.

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Yes 10.30, bowels and crap are vital topics to explore. But so too are the more lofty aspects of religious beliefs, like the efficacy of prayer and the way our good God loves and watches over us, from the most insignificant right up to, ………well his representative here on Earth, …………..the Pope!
And as Sammy asks above, what about the alleged efficacy of prayer?
Maybe Francisco just submitted himself to God’s will? With his hotline he’ll have known just how busy God is in doing good things elsewhere, …..Venus or Mars maybe?

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10.30: Please take your brain out of your crappy s***e or get rid of it in the loo, not on this blog: You piece of filthy caca.

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The blog is not about human waste. It is about a serious illness that affects millions.

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Went to seminary at 16, towed the line, worked his way up the ecclesiastical ladder, didn’t study in Rome. Seems about right for an auxiliary appointment in Liverpool. Who was the last Liverpool auxiliary to be given a diocese – Rawsthorne?

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“TOED the line @ 12.21.
“Stand in your place, behind that line.
Keep in your place and all will be fine.
Step out of place, down will come wrath.
The righteous God insists the right path.
“I’ll walk the line” Jim Reeves….or ‘The man in black.’ 😁

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11.51
Yes but he never got right of succession to be Archbishop McMahon in 2024.
Liverpool is still one short.
Southwark is two short.

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“If and when I write about this, people will say there is too much about shit. I had at that moment been thinking that this was true, but when he added, “But there was a lot about shit. Shit was in the forefront. Caring-which is not a word I like-is about shit. (Alan Bennet – The Lady in the van)

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The blog is about a major organ in the human body that causes illness and death to large numbers.

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Pope John XXIII died of stomach cancer.

As far as I can understand, prior to Pope John II, sick popes we’re treated in the Vatican and didn’t go to hospitals outside the Vatican – the surgeons and physicians came to them.

Funny that although a state Vatican City doesn’t have a hospital where they can do major or lid saving operations- like everyone else they rely on state (Italy) or private medicine.

I wonder how Ratzinger is doing – he’s in danger of outliving them all – mind you he does have his very own live in nurse with Gorgeous Georg on hand!!

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The Kerry Seminarian living in solidarity confinement is also a sufferer of Crohns Disease. Mark Moriarty suffers alot with his Bowels.

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Crohns may not have been named but it may very well have been around. There have always been people who suffer dreadfully with their bowels. Luther suffered from both constipation and diarrhoea and had very bad hemorrhoids.

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Crohns is much more than constipation, diarrhoea and haemorrhoids.

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It’s well documented that Luther had bowel problems and spent a lot of time in the privy contemplating. He also married an ex-nun, a fate worse than death I would imagine.

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1.33: Don’t you think that marrying Luther was a “faith” worse than death!!!

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Didn’t Sister Katharina Luther (née von Bora) and her Sisters who escaped with her hidden in barrels dress in their habits every day? That’s all the devotees of traditionalist causes care about.

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9.27
Then none have I offended.

(Brutus in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”)

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Pope Francis was not fast tracked and waited his turn just like the Bishop of Motherwell is waiting eye surgery yet the Late Bishop Emeritus Devine paid 40 k 12 years ago for plastic surgery for his nose.

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I wonder what Fr Neylon knows given he’s gonna get a bisho-prick – Jeez if Matthew Jollie had stuck around and never got caught he too might have been awarded a bisho-prick.
Amusing that McMahon refers to using his gifts at a higher level – mmm wonder what gifts they are – kicked upstairs I’m sure – hey that’s how the system works – clerical favours – it’s all about giving and receiving, going from the bottom to the top.

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3.48: If you’re a priest, you should consider laicisation. You sound like a hell of a horrible bastardo, and a very ugly one. Go join your queenie club fulltime.

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Anon at 7.35: Well said. Those ugly, queens are horrible bitches…God spare us their ugliness of spirit.

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Archdiocese of Liverpool -- Canon Tom Naylon appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpoolsays:

‘Canon Thomas Neylon appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool’ – Tuesday 6 July 2021
Archbishop McMahon says:
“I am delighted to welcome Canon Tom Neylon as an Auxiliary Bishop. When I came to the archdiocese in 2014 Canon Tom was already a Vicar General and trustee of the archdiocese and his excellent pastoral and administrative skills have been invaluable to me in my ministry as Archbishop. He will now be able to use those God given talents at a higher level in assisting me in taking the Church forward in the coming years.”
“… It is with great joy that I will ordain him Bishop on Friday 3 September in our Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. On that day the Church celebrates the Feast of Pope St Gregory the Great, a man who reorganised Church life and administration and sent Augustine and his monks to evangelise the English…”
. https://www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk/canon-thomas-neylon-appointed-auxiliary-bishop-of-liverpool/

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Why are you saying ‘all those’? You know fine well there is only one ordination: what’s your point?

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“Jesus had to fix things in a world that was less than ideal for him.”
Anon 7:14, Jesus had the help of apostles and disciples. The Pope needs all of the Church rowing in the right direction. You have an expectation of the Pope to turn things around like a speedboat when it is more like an old oil tanker.

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You do continue to talk such drivel, Seamus.

Jesus did not need anyone’s help to show the perfect obedience to his Father that would redeem humanity; in fact, when he asked for his disciples’ support in Gethsemane, they fell asleep, and then they abandoned him when he was seized. One of them denied knowing him three times.

Jesus did ALL this when his little community was most definitely not rowing in the ‘right direction’.

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Anon 10:08,
The apostles and disciples answered the call of Christ. They failed him as you say. They also did help him and they helped to carry on his mission as they were prepared by him to do.
“they fell asleep… they abandoned him … denied knowing him three times. … his little community was most definitely not rowing in the ‘right direction’.’
The Church has repeated these failings.

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They did not help Jesus to redeem the world. Only God could do that, and ONLY Jesus was God.

You are perilously close to heresy, Seamus.

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11.17
If you look at Seamus’ post you’ll see he didn’t claim Jesus had help with redeeming the world.

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Anon 11:17, while in Gethsemane he asked the Father to deliver him from his suffering if possible. An exhausted Jesus accepted Simon’s help with carrying the cross.
The donkey he rode into Jerusalem was borrowed. When he fed the crowd of five thousand it was with loaves and fishes offered by a small boy. Christ lovingly allowed the penitent woman to anoint his head and wash his feet in her tears.
The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.

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I had the constant pain and discomfort sometimes associated with diverticulitis. I was given a course of antibiotics, but they didn’t really work. Then I read online someone who recommended a seven to ten-day liquid diet to give your colon a rest and then gradually introduce fibre into your diet. For example, for me, that means a Weetabix or some Grape Nuts for breakfast followed by a Sachet of Fybogel and smaller meals during the day. It got everything moving again. After about two weeks, I feel must better (touch wood).

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I have worked in an operating theatre for 26 years. Bowel surgery has advanced so much. From open midline incision to laprascopic ports with minimal invasion.
Any bowel conditions can unfortunately lead to a cancer. In Pope Francis case I would of been more concerned about his anaesthetic with having one lung and his age, he would be a medical nightmare to intubate and exudate safely.

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7.35pm

Thanks for the advice and in the light of it I thought I’d consider laicisation – and having considered it I thought nah I’m happy as I am: too many privileges, comforts and perks darling – liaicise, what me, how dare you, how very dare you. Moi.x

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11.16: We can laicise together…..and join Pat’s Oratory: oh wait, that would be too easy a life. We need a challenge…

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