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MY RECENT TRIP TO DUBLIN – A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE.

I spent Monday and Tuesday in Dublin and it was a trip down memory lane.

Dublin makes me sad now because when I moved there in 1960 – 61 years ago at the age of 8, it was a big friendly town. Now its a big, concrete, unfriendly city 😪

Its summed up in this song:

DRAPIER GREEN

When we went to Dublin our house was worth £ 800. They now sell for € 450,000

Drapier Green

The housing area we lived in was honoured by having its streets called after JONATHAN SWIFT and his works. He wrote the “Drapier Letters”.

St Canice’s Christian Brothers PS.

After a very brief spell in a tiny local primary school locally I was sent to St. Canice’s run by the UNCHRISTIAN BROTHERS.

The brothers and teachers were fully signed up members of the National Union of Sadists.

I particularly remember Brother Coffey and the headmaster Brother Ahern for their sarcasm and beatings.

There was a Brother Jennings who was nice and kind.

SECONDARY EDUCATION

After an aborted attempt at RC secondary education, I ended up in the state run College of Commerce of Rathmined whete I did my Leaving Certificate.

I loved this school. No priests, brothers or nuns and, enlightened for the time, no corporal punishment.

If you worked they supported you.

If you didn’t they let you be.

I found the freedom and lack of fear very conducive to work. I did well there. It was also mixed religion, which was great.

College of Commerce, Rathmines.

MY LOCAL PARISH

My local parish was Mother of Divine Grace, Ballygal.

I was very impressed with our priests at the yime, Fr John Pierce PP and curates Fr Joe Collins and Fr Michael Lambe.

Joe Collins
Fr Lambe, left, Fr Collins.

Good, kind priests and never a whiff of wrongdoing or scandal.

OUR FIRST PARISH CHURCH – A TIN CHURCH.

Tin church 1964 on left. New one on right.

The tin church was important for me. Went to Mass there. Had my first Mass there. Had my Dad’s funeral there.

FAMILY GRAVE SUTTON

Visited the family grave on Tuesday – my mother Jo’s 15 th anniversary.

Also there my Dad Jim, my sisters Margaret and Sandra, my brother Seamus and my nephew Christopher.

My uncle, Peter Bracken, in adjoining grave.

THE DUBLIN GAY PRIEST COUPLES

I spotted two gay priest couples in Dublin – one couple in the restaurant we ate at and one at breakfast in Wynn’s Hotel.

Couples very interested in my presence.

I am told the Wynn’s couple were on Grindr half the night looking for a third man.

It seems that Ireland’s gay priest couples are, unashamedly out and about.

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160 replies on “MY RECENT TRIP TO DUBLIN – A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE.”

Michael Lambe was a Jerk. He did a lot of Damage in a Parish in Lucan. A lot of Parishoners did not like him.

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Always love the biographical info, Pat.
Dublin is certainly much changed, not for the better, I feel.
I was amused that you stayed in Wynn’s Hotel. Why do priests and nuns love it so much? Even as a seminarian my best friend and I often took the 66 bus to Dublin on Sunday and sometimes had lunch in Wynn’s, where we’d try to guess which diners were priests or nuns in mufti.

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The gay priest couples must have got a quare gunk when they heard that you were about, Pat. They are probably checking the blog every five minutes.

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It sounds like the same priestly couple who always walked into restaurants as bold as brass when the elderly straight couple were there. Presumably, the other priestly couple shared a double room at the Wynn. All four are probably on Grindr as well.

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+Pat, I am a priest and my partner and I sat near you in the Italian restaurant on Monday evening. My partner is not a priest but a medic. We were interested to see you there and were struck by your relaxed manner and your humour. We are twelve years together and have never been on Grindr or see other people. He is a wonderful person and makes my life special. Like you, I do not like the promiscuous gay lifestyle of many of our fellow priests. Take care.

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9.32
Pat can butter you up all he wants.
You should NOT be in the Priesthood your as bad as Ger Fitzgerald.
Do you NOT realise the cheat you are and make our Life had as hell to catch you and the double life Priests.
I better 100% your partner is dedicated to his Professional career you must see yours as a cabaret show fooling your Bishop and Parishioners
It is time to LEAVE the Priesthood as you have admitted your Love affair be sure as today follows tomorrow we follow up every fact as that is our Professional job
is it worth being a Liar and living a double life and it will become more difficult for you once Building the Future kicks in.
What a disgrace and you know and took the vow of Celibacy you are a con man NOT a Priest.
It will be so embarrassing when your job comes falling down as your partners patients would she how much a con man Medic he is as well in love with a Priest.

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10.48
I hesitate….but if this is you, Jim S. (Poor writing skills would suggest so.) go and take a running jump. Celibacy as a discipline iis not being received by the contemporary church (if it ever was). An item of church discipline requires reception by church members. If it doesn’t receive it, its days are numbered.

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10.48: Since you cannit express yourself cigently or clearly, your comment is confusing and from the tone of it, is pure s***e. I think your brain needs resuscitation. It’s deranged, cracked and incapacitated. You are in cuckoo land…imbecile.

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Every gay couple insists that they are not on Grindr. If you believe that, you’ll believe anything.

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12.11 & 1.10
Fathers you enjoy the SALARY that you claim falsely and love the oh that is our priest little do they know the priest is a lier and in a relationship but I suppose it is better than the saunas or the parks.
These reprobates double standard clergy are destroying the Church and it is time for them to go.
As for the Medic I would not trust him to give me a paracetamol as he is encouraging his partner to lie and be deceitful and how he can say Holy Mass shocks me but then again when you have NO moral it because like a pantomime Oh yes he loves me oh no he does not as they are in a deceitful relationship.
They think Bishops are sleeping they certainly are NOT and many staff as well to assist them in getting shot of the deceitful Clergy.
To quote the Holy father it is better to have a smaller church than a deceitful and dishonest one.

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Not seeing anyone else? Give over! The fact that you are living a double life tells me that neither of you can be trusted or should trust each other.

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3.13
The Priest and the Medic are in denial and sadly it is the poor that is paying for this priest to wine and dine his lover.
You could not Trust the medic or the Priest and the Medic people would disown the Medic as it is unprofessional to say the least.
the Medic and the priest need to be open and transparent but the Priest will fall on his sword as the net gets shorter with rationalisation of parishes it will be easier and more simple to spot them and that is the hypocrites.

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Aidan Gordon is hopping mad with you Pat over yesterdays blog. Does he run the diocese or does Eamon?

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10.25
Yes everyone at Ara Coeli is annoyed about yesterday’s blog and rightly so however they are NOT mad about Pat they are angry that NO ONE from Dungannon has been in touch.

It would help if they could be people of principle and produce the details as Father Eamon McCamley is saying it is all victimisation towards him and NO truth in the matter.

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Ok Aidan @ 10.53am. You have made your point. Get back and make the tea as the auld doll is parched.

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11.16
Anyone who refers to a male in the terms you do has no place in a civilized conversation.

The rebarbative is swinging her reticule again.

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Church speak again. What you mean is that the church authorities know about the allegations but are CHOOSING to do nothing. Out here in the real world people can and do get disciplinaries because of activity on Facebook.
Interesting to see Miss McCamley is playing the usual cathbot script of victimisation.

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5.30: Your comment is utterly absurd. If the priest and medic are in a relationship of “love”, then we must believe there is a mutuality and equality of sharing. Your assumption that the “priest” is the dominant figure is pure conjecture on your part and psychological transference. You are probably jealous or just a nosey biddie. MYOB…Who are the poor you refer to? Why would the Medical Association disown this doctor? What f*****g century were you born? The 1800’s…Get a life.

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Pat, how can you possibly know that “the Wynn’s couple spent half the night on Grindr looking for a third man”. I’m not condoning their actions but how do you know that it’s factual?

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Because an American gay man we met in the bar on Monday told us about his night on Tuesday morning after breakfast.

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12.16
You are all lucky you can wine and dine in Wynn’s however a lot of people in Dublin are dependant on Brother Kevin and his services (homeless not sexual)

And in the UK in 8 week people on Universal Credit is losing £20 a week it may not be a lot of money to those who wine and dine but it certainly is to the unfortunate people on Universal credit.

Independent surveys have said it will place more people into poverty.

But does the Priest and his Lover care certainly not and now they were on grindr.

I personally think the Church should bless gay Couple but I certainly dislike the hypocrite clergy.

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12.14pm You have your knickers in a twist Father, haven’t you. Don’t forget it was the Armagh clerics who first coined the nickname “Amy”. Maybe those clergy have no place in a civilized conversation too! Don’t start pontificating with me.

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12.24: Bitch supreme with claws that’d scratch yer eyes out!!😾😸🙈🙈😾😿😿🙀..That fact that others may mock, name call and sneer at Archbishop Martin doesn’t justufy you doing likewise. If you had any dignity or conscience, you’d have higher standards. Ssdly, you’re trailer trash…

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1:03 Yet that is exactly the argument used by the cathbots every time clerical sexual abuse comes up – it’s a problem in society/look at the Anglicans etc.
You all just want things your own way and expect no accountability.

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2.14 The response of a useless money-grubbing Romanist cleric who has sold his soul at ordination, if I ever heard it.

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2.14
No, it isn’t MC. This is his first comment of the day.
(Sigh) I wish there weren’t such paranoid suspicion by some on this blog.

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That’s a lie at 3.13. The post at 3.11 is also yours. The tenor is unmistakably imbalanced and obsessive.

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2.02
You’re not familiar with an educated approach to reality.

The first thing that needs to be done to understand any simple phenomenon is to put it in its context. A fortiori when dealing with the complexities of the sexual abuse of children.

The reality is that fewer than 5% of clergy and religious abuse children sexually. The corollary: 95% of children who are sexually abused are abused by non-clerics/religious. Statistics tell us that a majority of abusers are known to their victims – so: fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and cousins (and neighbours).

The very sad thing is that sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults is not only a thing of the past but is happening here now.

As long as the skewed view of focussing on the 5% while ignoring the 95% continues, children and vulnerable adults will continue to be abused because the majority of perpetrators are out of the spotlight.

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Magna at 3:13, it’s extraordinary how they will believe anyone is you yet won’t see the truth about their cult.

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Still not learned to read, 4:24. Perhaps the social workers should take me in hand. LOL

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Still not learned to read (or write good stylistic English), 4:24. Perhaps the social workers should take me in hand. LOL

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I stayed at Wynns because a priest friend I was travelling with always wanted to stay there. I find it very inconvenient for both driving and parking.

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12.07: Pat Snoooy Miss Nosey traipses frequently around places to spy…since he has no meaningful pastoral responsibilities, he has all the time in the world for snooping and gossiping..

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Pat was in Dublin for a wedding = pastoral.

Pat was meeting a priest with difficulties = pastoral.

Pat was visiting a family grave to pray on the anniversary of a loved one = pastoral, spiritual.

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I had every intention on Monday night of visiting the Dublin gay pub The George, eearing.my collar as always, to show it to my priest friend. I have been there before.

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You wouldn’t find many clerk in gay bars these days as most prefer Grindr. Used to see loads of Salford and Liverpool clergy down Canal Street in Manchester in the 1990s. For years the C and S had been painted over giving a good idea of what the street was notorious. Now those clerics are well past it, fat, and rural deans and canons. How they must look back on what could’ve been.

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Hey, 12:07pm, I think you’ll find that Wynn’s Hotel is open to the public and anyone can stay there, including Pat.

If loved-up priestly couples want to avoid the risk of running into Pat they can stay in the double bedrooms of Maynooth, which are let out, no questions asked, to same sex and unmarried couples, even though the terms and conditions refer to them being in the heart of the seminary.

https://www.maynoothcampus.com/rooms/

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Pat, you should book a night in Maynooth for the craic. Stay in the Dublin, Cashel or Tuam suites.

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If you stay in the Dublin suite you can say you slept in the archbishop’s bed. It’s where Dermo was put up when he stayed in the college, with a similar set up for the other archbishops.
Unfortunately the superby appointed Armagh suite is never let out to paying guests. It’s next door to Fanny’s huge apartment and used to be Fr Peter Connolly’s old rooms.

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6.17
I doubt if Diarmuid ever stayed overnight.
His Grace of Cashel and Emly used to have Paddy Hannon vacate the Cashel suite during his stays there. Poor Paddy! Imagine having to get into bed where the archiepiscopal arse had lain the previous night.

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Why would Catholic clergy go to such a clerical haunt as Wynns for their secret gay rendezvous’? Is it a case of hiding in plain sight? I always use Premier Inns and Travelodge’s to hook up in. Far more anonymous. Also put Grindr on at 3am and you are usually guaranteed a knock on the door. Just like seminary days.

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Pat, you are perfectly entitled to stay at Wynns just like everyone else. I have fond memories of it as it was pretty central and the food was always good. Has it changed much I wonder?

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It is wonderfully central. But the one way driving system in Dublin is a driver’s nightmare. I only got to Wynns by going up a street reserved for buses and taxis and deliveries.

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I’m honestly mystified, Pat. What in your view, is different about these priest couples that apparently makes it ok and means they don’t get named and shamed?
Are you saying that in your view this is ok if they are in a relationship rather than a jack the lad? Even if they are on Grindr looking for a throuple?
To my mind these priests are just as much leading double lives as any of the willy wavers we’ve seen. Particularly it seems bizarre that the summer of love in Maynooth wouldn’t be ok but this is?

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You are quite right to challenge me.

The rule is that ALL priests are required to live celibate and chaste lives

I suppose it is a matter of “degree” – between a priest having a loving relationship with one partner and priests living promiscuous lives on the gay scene, saunas etc.

In one sense it is down to the priest’s conscience.

AND – whether or not he gets caught.

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Thank you for your honest reply. To be frank, they have been caught – by you!

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Pat. I have just called the Archbishop of Dublin’s office and left the information about this couple at the hotel. CCTV will be seized and examined to confirm if required. The Priest should resign immediately and you will no doubt receive a letter to provide a witness statement, along with your fixed penalty for driving up a bus lane.

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Patricia CCTV footage will also be seized of you frigging yourself off at the back of the 66x bus back to Maynooth.

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3.22: Are you for real, Mr. Patricia? You arec a joke. What a gombeen you are!! You are just a hormone raging wench who probably has been rejected by many. You auld cow!! 🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴😈😈😈😈…..Honestly, such idiocy. Get you menstrual cycle checked…

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4.31
Hotels, Pubs, Bars and so on refuse to mention a guest which is their right also GDPR comes into place and even the Police can only get CCTV if they are investigating a crime.
What shocks me is how naive some people are as Dioceses use Private Investigators, retired Police to assist in any investigations and before you say entrapment we have been there before and really the priest normally resigns starting with a sabbatical.
The RCC does not want hypocritical clergy and that is a fact Proof and they are gone.

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Your call may be pointless and silly. Who said they were Dublin priests? The Island is a big place.

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Wynns was handy for being central back in the days. It was also just opposite Veritas and not far from the Pro.

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It was also handy for the bus stop to Maynooth in Middle Abbey Street.

There used to be a clerical outfitters near Wynn’s, perhaps next door to the Pro. I remember going in and seeing a rack of the modern nun veils in various shades of black, grey and brown and thinking “I bet you don’t sell too many of them now”.

I’ve forgotten the name. It competed with Clery’s.

Those were more innocent times. I’d love to get them back.

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4.27
I don’t believe you.
No self-respecting nun or sister ever wore a bought veil. ‘Nuns’ veiling’ along with poultry hisbandry was one of the subjects taught in most girls’ boarding schools like Mercy Roscarberry until the 1980’s.

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Lol, looks like the Rosscarberry nuns renewed themselves out of existence. The still unwritten chapter in the history of Vatican II is what happened to the billions that have been raised by vocationless orders selling off the inheritance they received.

The convent has been bought by a weddings organiser called Franc, who will preside over same sex and divorced people’s weddings in the former convent chapel.

https://www.southernstar.ie/news/rosscarbery-convent-is-attracting-interest-from-overseas-buyers-4164848

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I have fond memories of Wynns and great times there. I never knew clergy friends back then to get up to any hanky panky. The food was hearty and home cooked. Now I am in my dotage so thank you Patrick for reminding me of Wynns and happier times.

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Egan is an alcoholic psychopath loon. Narcissist of the highest order who treats his priests like crap.

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When the auld doll hears about the Veritas discount Bishop Pat she will be stamping her clog down on them.

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It was given to me by the manager in 1998. As he aporoached me I thought he was going to ask me to leave. But instead, he smiled and shook hands and told me I would be receiving the normal bishop’s discount.

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5.15
You presume that if readers hear it frequently enough they will no longer be disgusted by your reference to a man in aegist and feminine terms. Think again. The primary person you demean is yourself.

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Good to see you sticking up for the auld doll again @ 5.27pm. He will be proud of your efforts

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The +Aul Doll should change her attitude on da gays, and maybe she will get some respect. Until then, she will continue to be sneered at and parodied along with the rest of the bishops.

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6.39
No actually. I’m sticking up, as you call it, for civilised discussion and calling out ad hominem practices which denigrate only their purveyor.

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The auld doll is lucky it’s still going most have closed down. The old Catholic Truth Society in Manchester has long gone. The manager there was Mr Silgrim, a lovely man.

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+Pat, a priest in the Dublin diocese has told me that Dom Richard Purcell has been out on the prowl again in the past week. What is it with this guy? He obviously thinks he is untouchable.

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6.41: Pat, you need to adopt a spirit of true discerning what comments are makey-up mischief making and which are true. There’s a vicious, nasty tendency by haters on your blog like the crackpot idiot at 5.16, to tell lies and I’m sad that you will always print them. Surely, the Abbot has been humiliated and beaten sufficiently? Is there such a concept as mercy for failures and failings?

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Oh, please, 7:55. No, clearly, the Abbot has NOT been sufficiently humiliated, since he still stubbornly and arrogantly clings to power. If he were sufficiently humiliated, as in humility before God, he would resign and live a normal monastic life, in penance for his outrageous actions against his monastic vows and the moral teachings of his Church.

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That’s not surprising to me, in the least. It’s a deadly combination of stupidity, reckless arrogance, and sex addiction. We will be hearing much more about his continued antics, I’m sure. It will not end well for Dom Purcell, his Order, and the Church at large.

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This is not surprising in the least. See the Anthony Weiner scandal in the States. It’s a combination of stupidity, arrogance, and sex addiction. Dom Dick couldn’t stop if he wanted to.

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The only reasons Dame Sadie doesn’t pop up to London to do that are he’s the size of a house, has skin flaking off everywhere and is neurotic about catching the coronavirus.

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Dame Sadie would have to pay for carnal knowledge these days. With that big gut she would have to use a hoist.

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Dame Sadie’s only gone and got herself a new deacon, ordained in the old rite by Pat’s mucker, Bishop Campbell, emeritus Bishop of Lancaster.

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From TripAdvisor:

“When I told my cab driver I was staying at Wynn’s, he said, “In de old days, dat was known as the priests’ and nuns’ hotel”. “

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Even though from Dublin, Wynns never featured big-time in my life.

My PP, Canon John Pierce, used to treat me to high tea at the Carlton Grill, beside the Carlton cinema. It was posh.

Does anyone remember the Carlton Grill?

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No, I don’t remember it, though I’m around your age, Pat. My memory is not so good nowadays but I do remember that culchies used to think that the Gresham Hotel was the last word in style and elegance, and more or less the same if not better than the grand London establishments such as the Ritz, the Savoy and the Dorchester.

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I was a page boy in the Gresham in 1964 – 12 pretending to be 14.

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You’ve made me want to visit Dublin again, Pat, even though I’ve said for years that I’d never go back. You should organise a blog trip.

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You can still get high tea at the Marine Court hotel in Bangor, Co. Down, which must must be one of the last places still serving it.

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In the 80s, Wynn’s had a “meals of the world” menu, where they served what they considered to be a representative example of the cuisine of different nations. England was represented by roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. Out of all the menu, I ordered that because, at the age of 21, I’d never tasted Yorkshire pudding.

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@6.06pm Totaly agree. The Gresham was a total damp squib. Totally Culchie terrority. Frequented by the GAA rif raff whose only taste was in their mouths. Pints of milk instead of a a decent pint. Manners you would only find in a farmyard. Would eat anything served from trough. The Gresham was and is totally overated.

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7.18pm Thank you, never realised that about the Marine Court in Bangor. Will be trying it soon. Anyone want to join?

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Next Tuesday, 4pm, meet at the McKee Clock, I’ll be carrying a furled umbrella and a copy of the ‘Far East’.

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Working in England, I’m always amazed at how well-paid Irish priests are in comparison. I couldn’t afford to wine and dine in the way they do. Anyway, it’s nicer to have friends over to your house to eat. I was thinking too about the priest and his partner. It must definitely be a case of hiding in plain sight. I have no wish to, but even if I travelled to London, I’d lay even money I’d be spotted!! I hope your pastoral work was fruitful, Pat.

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In comparison @ 6.18pm with English clergy and their Irish counterparts deduct 50% off the difference in salary.

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That would make sense. I normally don’t earn enough to pay tax. We get a stipend, as opposed to a salary.

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My late wife and I were always amazed at the wining and dining of priests in eating houses. We didn’t like It. It became obvious to us in many places, particularly in Tyrone and the Armagh area. My wife would write down what they ate and more importantly what they drank. She wrote down car registrations after they had many drinks but still drove after. I still have that book.

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7.13: This shithead and his cracked up wife are wind up idiots. My wife and I – i’d imagine neither of you frigid fools ever had a pleasurable r**e. 🤣🤣🤣😂😂🤣😆😆😉😍😃🤣😃….Get surgery to release your happy zones…

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As far back as Down’s early ’60’s All Ireland victories my best schoolfriend’s wealthy Dad used treat us to a meal at the Clarence after a match. Even then, as a teenager, I couldn’t help but notice the clergy pushing their way up the queue to fill their fat faces with mixed grills and drink.And they expected preferential treatment as of right. It still rankles.

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@7:13
And she also thought they just dipped their hands in the plate to pay for it all.

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I am happy to send it to you. The abuse my late wife and I had is very hurtful. I know there is angry fathers but we don’t deserve this abuse.

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Fr Pat I am not long in from work in Artane. I seen your photos of the family grave in St Fintan’s Sutton. My family are also buried there. They all lay to rest in the same ground as Charlie Haughey, President Hillary and Gay Byrne. Just shows you we all end up in the same earth no matter who we are in life. I hear there are loads of paupers there too which highlights my point.

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@8.49pm My late wife and I first saw this in the Canal Court, Newry and Sallys Aughnacloy. Priests sat down and pushed forward for preferred treatment. Pushed in front of us.

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@9.11am Father, she didn’t think about it, she knew. Big difference. Demean my wife all you like and but she did accounts for priests for years. The only thing she told me to watch out with a like hawk eye was miscellaneous.

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8.49: A similar comment almost word for word has been printed on here before, probably by you, about priests queuing up for a meal…How sad for you Noel! How sad! And you’re still upset tiday!! You have little to worry about. Are you just a stupid, old fool. Get a grip, imbecile. Go out to do something for those in need..Get rankled about the poor and homeless, you fool.

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Yes, but the clergy feast out and stuff themselves. I am sorry I have made you feel ashamed Father. Please pray for my wife Elsie RIP. Thanks.

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@10:07: I hope the bile your comment displays doesn’t taint your food the next time you stuff your face. Your hostile negativity deserves a five star rating for intolerant ranting.

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The medic should be ashamed of herself for taking advantage of a vulnerable priest. I expect the meal cost and all other expenses associated with their relationship to originate from church funds.

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How is that possible, Pat? The Church says that gay men are not to be admitted to seminaries, so are you sure he was a priest?

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I’m crying with laughter at the sheep’s reaction today. Luckily the days are gone when hotels and shops would just do what bishops tell them. They would love to have those days back, because the garda would let a priest off because he couldn’t possibly have done what he was accused of, and they like getting away with whatever they can.
You wouldn’t have a builder work on your house who likes to get away with things, why put up with that nonsense in the religious domain!

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I’m sure the few straight men in the parish were suitably unimpressed by the new PP’s unmanly performance. He might as well wear a rainbow chasuble and be done with it.

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8.40: No doubt in time, you’ll betray his trust in you? You use other people in a very Machiavellian way. It’s a disgusting trait in you. Dishonourable.

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5:30 ‘sadly it is the poor that is paying for this priest to wine and dine his lover’
More fool the poor if they give money to this scam. There is no reason to be unaware in 2021 that the things described today are the norm, not the exception, and the religious bit is a front to take advantage of people.
Wise up and stop supporting this.

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9.01: Who are the poor? Priests are entitled to friends, time out and to enjoy a meal out – what’s wrong with you begrudgers? What is the scam you refer to??? Being human?

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Priests and fine dining have always been linked. Being gay is what it is. I wonder if any element of clerical gayness is a social statement. Where does all of this leave frustrated parishioners who require clarity on what Christianity really is.

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Stick to your lane, Sean. There are plenty of gay fine dining merchants in your new “Church”.

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Pat thanks for the song by Ronnie Drew. It brings up a lot of memories. Thanks. Not great memories but lovely ones too. It aint the same.

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On the topic of yesterday, there seemed to be forgiveness and understanding for the priest in a relationship with a medic. I have sympathy for the LGBT community in committed relationships who are excluded by the Church.
The school run by the Christian Brothers was unChristian. The College of Commerce can possibly be described as Christian!
There is a recurring theme of vocational hypocrisy and lay attentiveness to the guidance of love.
Like any of the Birmingham Six, I am an innocent man who has been wronged.
Is mise le meas,
Séamus
PAX

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