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LANCASTER AND FATHER DANIEL ETIENNE.

Daniel Etienne

Dear Bishop Buckley,


On behalf of the Catholics of South Blackpool, I want to thank you for your help for supporting us to convince our Bishop Paul Swarbrick to remove Father Daniel from the Office of Parochial Administrator of our Parishes of St John Vianney’s, St Monica’s and St Cuthbert’s.

Swarbrick
Campbell left

We approached you with a heavy heart, mindful of the shortage of Priests and grateful that we actually had one assigned here in the first place.

We needed to take action and with your help he has eventually listened.

Rev Daniel has been transferred to be an Assistant Priest 100 miles away in Carlisle under the watchful eye and guidance of a highly experienced Pastor. He leaves us for good in the coming weeks.

The other news is that his partner in crime Rev Billing (aka Parish dodger), who has quietly lived with Rev Daniel for the last 2 years without saying any public Masses and whose upkeep been paid for by the Parishioners, is also moving to Carlisle to live with Dan the man, where he continues an extended sabbatical to study Canon law and to stay out the way of all the clergy and lay faithful he pissed off whilst he was the previous Bishop’s secretary.

All this means that we can hopefully start to rebuild our Parish again and that Rev Daniel can start afresh. 

I know that the two of them like to read your blog , so I thought it would be useful if I reached out to Rev Daniel through this medium
with some constructive feedback.


1. Change your attitude.


When Parishioners bid you good morning or good evening, it is human decency to answer back and not ignore them.


2. Accept that females have a role in the Church


Stop making it known that you believe their only place in the Church is to clean.


3. Think about your approach


Particularly to children and to their teachers. Our children are the future of the Church, so refusing sacraments to them because their parents don’t take them to Mass is not the answer. Our school is next door to Church and it has been sad to see them been bussed to other Churches where the clergy are more approachable and understanding. Try not to get banned from the schools in your new Parish as you did ours!


4.Cut back on the dressing up.


It is one thing wanting to wear old fashioned and traditional cassocks and vestments, that is your choice, but it is quite another to use Parish funds for vestments and other outfits with lots of lace, frills and pom poms that are more suited to a Kylie Minogue or Steps concert. Lay people think it is all a bit odd.


5. Accept the Holy Father’s instruction.


The Latin Mass has gone. You need to move on, or think about joining one of the orders such as Christ the King Sovereign Priest like your friend Fr Millar has done.


6. Think before making too many changes at once.


Getting rid of our popular folk group and their guitars that had been going for over 20 years because you only believe in organ music in Church hurt a lot of people and the way that you did it was not very reverend-like. It was your decision, but just think about handling these situations and about being more “pink and fluffy”.


7. Be more approachable


You have been called to serve the people of God. Not to turn against them or turn them against the Church. Don’t look down your nose at them, or treat them as if they are totally stupid. If you didn’t mean to do this, this is how it feels. Most of us are okay you know!


8. Don’t be so pious


For example, avoid announcing during funerals that lay faithful who have missed Sunday Mass should not present themselves for Holy Communion. That surely is a decision between the individual and almighty God.


9. Your ego


Accept that a Parish is bigger than and is not all about the Priest. I admit that you are a handsome devil, but plastering your photos all over the Parish website was quite unnecessary (rumour is that Fr Billing uploaded all of them!) Thanks for removing them all over the last few weeks.


10. Rev Billing


I know that you and Rev Robert are very close,  but don’t let him influence  you as much. If feels that he is loading the gun and you are firing it for him. You are your own man, you are clever and you don’t need to do what he says or look to please him. He has his own issues to deal with.


11. In a nice way

Get a life


You would perhaps benefit from spending time with people your own age who aren’t necessarily connected to Church. Learn about modern day life and how the world has changed and how we must all adapt and diversify.


I only provide these points as advice to try to help you.  Not to cause trouble or to hurt you. I don’t think the Diocese or those responsible for your seminary formation have been much help or support to you, so your new Parish is a fresh start and I know that the new PP is a wise and holy man.

I really believe that you are a good person at heart and you will make a great Priest.


The diy work you have done around the Parishes has been fantastic and you saved us a lot of money. You are very talented.


I will make myself known to you privately at the Parish BBQ and will ask for your blessing.

Thanks for your service and efforts. I will pray for you as I hope you will me.


Joseph

PAT SAYS:

I think Joseph in giving Daniel good advice.

Priests of my generation felt called to address our people’s spiritual AND practical needs side by side.

The young priests coming out these days seem to be totally preoccupied with the spiritual and even more so the liturgical.

Its all about Latin, vestments, lace, incense and pink gin.

When I was in Belfast I donned a boiler suit and went out with a shovel and brush.

I can’t imagine Daniel out on the street shovelling and brushing.

Youll not get the smell of the sheep at a Tridentine Mass.

174 replies on “LANCASTER AND FATHER DANIEL ETIENNE.”

The letter above is well written, sincere and balanced. Among the many good points I think “get a life” is probably the most important. All of the other observations made, speak of a person living in his own bubble. This begins and is cemented in seminary, surrounded by people who have the same opinions and experiences, locked up in a quasi-monastic lifestyle vying for the formators approval. “To spend time with people your own age not connected with the church” is absolutely the antidote to a snobbish faith that looks down on those who don’t practice or believe. How? It allows you to see human decency being practiced for its own sake, to see that people in more complex situations are not bad but struggling to be better, to understand that people will come to God more easily because they find in you a smile, a listening ear or a good deed quietly carried out.

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I disagree this is well written. It is far too self indulgent to be a quality piece of communication. It is an extraordinary way to pass advice to a cleric. The false sincerity is a mechanism to publicly criticise another person. The person who wrote this knew exactly what they were doing. It is cruel and hurtful.

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I said the same but Pat didn’t think my comment was “worthy of publication”.

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Excellent advice from Joseph. I don’t know Fr. Daniel but I suspect he will struggle to accept any of what Joseph offers. There are ‘Fr. Daniels’ in every diocese in Britain and Ireland, men ordained in the last 15 years and they are doing huge harm to our parishes. In their opinion, they are always right and everyone else is wrong, they look down their nose at those of us ordained longer and they assume that we haven’t got a clue, they talk down to the laity and they refuse to accept the pontificate of Francis. Many of them seem to be hiding behind the image which they portray and they dress up in lace vestments, join their hands and think that they are holier than the rest of us. I have no doubt that they struggle with celibacy like most of us but they repress any real or true feelings, which can only lead to bigger problems in the future. Unfortunately, bishops are taking these young men on without any real challenge to their views or their theology. It can only lead to disaster in the future.

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@1.00 (hope you weren’t on the 🥃)

If you old priests are so great, why are churches closing, parishes are kaput and your congregation consists only of old ladies?

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Someone asked if old priests were so great, why are churches closing ?

There are two reasons for this.

1) There are too many `better` things for the young to do on a Sunday.

2) Since Vatican 2, God has gone from being a punishing God (so people attended church through fear) to a God who forgives (so if folks say “Sorry” on their deathbed, they`ll go straight to Heaven).

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For me personally, Sunday without Mass is unthinkable.

I feel I would be hurting the God I try to love, and losing out on the graces I receive at Mass.

I’m not too worried about people not going to church.

But I’m very sad at the thought that people are not conscious of God in their lives, if they’re not.

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1.00
An accurate description of the current state of the Irish Dominican province. A few came to the order from diocesan seminaries. We can be grateful, at least, that parishes were thereby spared. It wouldn’t be a surprise if some traffic went the other way in the future.

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Who is that handsome independent Irish OP who has his own blog? I’ve forgotten his name.

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Even though Father Etienne behaved like an over indulged brat of an only child (even though I don`t think that he is an only child), nevertheless, it is grossly unfair to give him 100% of the blame.

The Bishop made the mistake of giving the appointment to an inexperienced and probably immature new priest, with little or no knowledge of the world outside the seminary. Father Etienne was probably overwhelmed with the baptism of fire in a world outside academia and with no grounding in worldly things and community dynamics, that he would get as a curate in the care of a wise Parish Priest over a few years. What on earth was the Bishop thinking of ? Furthermore, he compounded his error by ignoring the concerns of parishioners for too long.

I believe that the new posting in Carlisle, has a kindly and nice Parish Priest. Unfortunately, such people rarely come with a forceful iron fist in a kid glove. Hopefully Father Etienne and his sidekick, can be pointed on the correct path that will encourage parishioners to attend church, rather than frustrate and anger them.

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7.33: You debase only yourself by using feminune pronoyns when speaking about men. With your attitude, perhaps you should cover yourself with the duvet for the day. Such a vacuous comment from a vacuous brain. Pat, younger priests somehow seem to cinsider themselves to be more authentic than those of us ordained many, many years and who gave been taught real lessons about caring, sacrifice, kindness, fidelity and Christ-like living from the people we work with. The younger priests of a Roman training are living in a world of certainties, depend on the tradition of ecclesiology, theology and Thomistic/Augustinian frameworks. Everything is either black or white, right or wrong: There are no in-betweens. I suspect Fr. Etienne has much to learn and life will teach him valuable lessons. I am sure he is well intentioned, a sincere, prayerful person and wants to be a good pastor. We should pray for him and for all priests. Prayerful compassion is a necessary quality for priests. I think the sneering and ridiculing of Etienne by 7.33 is unfortunate and I hope this commenter is not a cleric because he’s an empty headed gombeen.

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10:05 You’re going to have to face the fact that 7:33’s comment reflects normal, routine presbytery conversation. Did you have the bizarre idea that priests are dead butch when not doing their magic over the flying saucers?

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Oh dear, she’s got her dander up. Did I say anything about sexism? Nobody but you is reading anything negative about women into men calling each other she. It reflects your own attitude to women, dear.

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1.15
That’s not a defence of sexism. ‘Everone is doing it.’ is a truculent child’s responsewhen called out for wrongdoing. Grow up!

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I am sure it still is. Many of them are so chubby they’d be classified as bears…

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With regards to point 3. How can children who are not brought to Mass by their parents be the future? Administering the sacraments without people being part of the worshipping community equals cheap grace.
In my local parish when the PP has said that coming to Mass is an expectation, we’ve seen people end up taking the sacraments more seriously and deepen their life of faith. At the next door parish where the priest administered First Holy Communion and Confirmation without them regularly attending Mass, he’s admitted that he’s never seen them again once they have received the sacraments.
Remember that in the Gospel Jesus tells us.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it”.

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7.49
You’re advocating refusal of sacraments to children of parents who don’t attend Mass frequently.
Where do people like you pick up these dysfunctional solutions?

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Because the church doesn’t have any functional solutions, functional priests or in fact anything vaguely sensible or practical. Do try to get with the program.

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3:33 A very narrow view. Actually the church has a mission, and unless you get people to experience the faith you won’t get committed people.

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11.07
It is not dysfunctional solutions.
It is a fact the Catholic Church does not want uncommitted people as they need to make a commitment to their Faith not use it for baptism Communions, Confirmations, Weddings and funeral that is NOT faith.
They make commitments if they are season tick holders at football so why not to their Faith.

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I love that succinct evaluation of the RCC by Anon@ 2:25: “the church doesn’t have any functional solutions, functional priests or in fact anything vaguely sensible or practical.”
How could it be anything other than a parasitic wart on the face of humanity?
MMM

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We live with a legacy of priest boom, an era where we had so many priests we exported them in the hundreds.
Can we step back and confront the reality of Sunday Mass. Was it always a weekly attendance, a regular attendance or an occasional attendance?
In many cultures once a month is considered sufficiently regular. Much of Ireland is now committed to ‘doing our duty’ at Christmas and Easter – which is too far in the other extreme.
The best of Catholics are those who attend as regularly as suits their capacity, but also actually live Catholic values on a day to day basis.

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MMM, a retired social worker who lived and still lived off the taxpayer, with a straight face asks:
“How could it be anything other than a parasitic wart on the face of humanity?”

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Ah, so finally we know the reason for the bitterness towards the PP. He pensioned off the folk group (is it still 1973 there, ffs) and told them to put away their groovy guitars. There are none so bitter as a pensioned off church warbler. They love being centre of attention. Many a CofE parish has split when choirs are given the news that they are well past their best.

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So, when are the Blackpool churches being turned into mosques, car parks or carpet showrooms?
Have you ever been to Blackpool, Pat? It is the shittiest town in the UK, awful in every single respect. It would have been a trial being PP there.
Will he be replaced?

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St Monica’s, built as recently as 1973, when the promised New Spring promised by Vatican II was still being talked about (lol) is about to be demolished and new houses put on the site.

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This passive aggressive gaslighting of “I’ll ask for your blessing” is what battered wives and battered husbands here when the beater up feels a bit guilty and manipulates their victim into making the victim have nice thoughts about the abuser.

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Why do bishops go along with all the fancy dress at their ordinations? Campbell looks like a bleeding Christmas tree. They should provide the newly ordained with the diocesan vestment and nip all this nonsense of Roman vestments, crossed stoles and lace from the tits down in the bud. The likes of Bishops Konstant, Kelly, Warlock would have slapped their faces, put them in polyester and made the little queens know who the boss was.

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I particularly loathe the raising of the Chasuble above the buttocks prior to genuflection by assistants. It looks so wrong, almost as of they are showing off father’s pert buttocks,

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11.00am
People see what they want to see.
You are clearly a sex-obsessed homosexual (though is there any homosexual who isn’t sex-obsessed – I’ve never met one).

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I’ll have you know I’m a married man with 14 children and go to the Mass of Ages. My wife spends every morning taking her temperature in the few moments she gets free from taking care of our children. We haven’t had a holiday for 20 years and the whole family wears hand me downs. But this brings us such grace and fertility.
Happy now?

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Haha @2.23pm takes me back to seminary days when the posh Fr Anthony Talbot kept harping on about the mucus method and elasticity….

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2:46 That mucus thing in itself turned me into a homosexual. Why would you want to get covered in snot?

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Bishop Campbell was a bit nuts and was led astray by his secretary, chaplain, driver and live in friend Fr Billing, who now lives with Fr Daniel.

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Warlock and Konstant? Lol – two FOD desk priests who, as bishops, ran their dioceses into the ground.

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My thought exactly, and Liverpool hardly boomed under Kelly, who flogged Upholland. Very telling that the entire Northern Province has no seminary – apart from using Rome. ( What goes on at Valladolid is anyone’s guess.)

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8.28
Campbell is pictured in this week’s Irish Catholic with normal gothic vestments at an ordination in Dublin.

Il faut hurler avec les loups.

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In Westminster all priests are ordained in the diocesan vestments. No fashion parades and a reminder that they are a priest amongst many.

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Those Blackpool parishes are unsustainable. Fr Etienne can wipe the dust from under his feet.
LAST WEEKEND’S ATTENDANCE NUMBERS:
St Cuthbert: 77
St John Vianney & St Monica: 45, 59, & 55
Sunday Benediction: 21

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8.35
St Monica’s has closed and amalgamated with St. John Vianney but really those three masses should be placed into one
St Cuthbert’s it is sad but usually it survives because of holidaymakers in the summer and when they had the Social club next door it was busier.
Some Parishes have those numbers at week day Masses.
The parishes need amalgamated and closed.
Father Daniel has been doing cleaning and paining and decorating to make them look ok as they have been neglected for years.
Whatever happened to the large sum from the sale of the Social club.
Sunday Benediction I have never seen Sunday Benediction in 20 years lucky if you see a Priest after Sunday mid day masses.
the average yearly attendance is sadly 20% attendance out of total numbers which is sad a Good parish may make 30 but more like 15%

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Bishop Pat.
That is THREE large Churches but now only two open,
It is shocking on three accounts the number of masses should be reduced.
The attendance is well below the average
Sunday Benediction is a thing of the past so as a matter of interest when was your last Sunday Benediction.
Even Stations of the Cross during Lent is added in before or after Mass in most parishes.

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How many commonly attend The Oratory Pat?
In normal and covid restricted times.

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10.09
St Monica’s has closed and in the North it looks like Christ the King is going as well.

Canon Dewhurst is getting near retirement however he wishes to stay on but the Presbytery 20 rooms will need to be looked at sometime and turned into flats or offices.

Sacred Heart survives because of Holidaymakers, Pub and shop rental.

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I was shocked to read in the Blackpool bulletin about the annual special collection for the Catholic Trust for
England and Wales (CaTEW) to offset the levy (ie tax) on each
parish, to be taken over the weekend of 28th
/29th August 2021. (CaTEW) is a registered charity and is
the legal entity for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of
England and Wales. It supports the legal, financial and
charitable activities of the Bishops’ Conference, its
departments, agencies and offices.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales,
whose work is funded by the CaTEW levy, have
announced a slight reduction in the amount of levy for
2021 due to the pandemic.
The amount of levy due from St Cuthbert’s this year is
is £524.53.
The amount of levy due from St John Vianney & St
Monica’s this year is £1110.59.
These are very high taxes for failed parishes with tiny attendances in a deprived shithole like Blackpool, so how much are plum parishes taxed for this bureaucracy?

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8.43
very rich parishes.
St Cuthbert’s sold the Social club and St. Monica’s is about to be signed off for housing.
Levies for all parishes are charged a levy by % of income and there is two one for the National departments administered by the Bishops conferences and then there is the Diocesan levy for Diocesan expenditure.

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I admire my parish priest. He keeps the church going, scrubbing the toilets of turds, feeding the homeless, ironing the cassocks etc. Some priests dont like to get their cassock dirty.
How many degrees did Fr John Vianney have? How many holidays…sorry, I mean retreats to Lourdes, Rome etc?
Look at Luzar prices and see how much priests are spending on tat

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Pat, you might give consideration to the wonderful pastor and priest, Fr. Con Cronin, who died tragically in Cork last week along with the bus driver, Mark Wills. The tributes to Fr. Con are inspiring for all: the definition of a true, Christ-like priest shepherd. An amazing man. Apparently over 17,000 people tuned in online to watch his funeral mass. He is unique. A former missionary, loved, respected and valued as a priest pastor. Many of his qualities are evidenced in the lives of many, many priests but Fr. Con is inspiring. God bless him now.

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Fr Etienne seems like a classic example of a repressed and frustrated homosexual who has found in the Catholic priesthood both a safe haven and an outlet for his repression (lace, long flowing dresses) and frustration (dysfunctional and anti social behaviour) perfect storm of qualities which he will, no doubt, inflict on his parishioners for many years to come until the inevitable breakdown, meltdown or crisis ensues.
This much is certain – he’s not going to listen to any advice no matter how sensible or practical.
A ticking clerical time mob!!

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Fr McCamley, Rory, Cardinals Tobin, McCarrich, Weurl, Cupich, Mahoney, Daaneels, Pope Paul VI, and James Martin etc etc all were or are unrepressed homosexuals who hate the Latin Mass and the sort of vestments John XXIII wore.

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11.03
And what’s your preference around styles of vestments?
And your preference around the gender of the object of your romantic and sexual interest?

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Nothing compared to the lace and frills ordination coming to St Joseph’s in A few weeks. How come these good looking guys are so pomp on liturgy, love to dress up, so conservative and relish canon law? We know you so well!

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Dear Joseph – great points you have made and well written. Fr Daniel will do well to take your comments
on board. He has been let down by the institution. A quick google search confirms he was out in charge of those 3 Parishes just a few months after ordination. Poor decision making by the Bishop. That Billing fella sounds like a right piece of work as well.

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The good looking one’s think that all this ecclesiastical tat cloaks them in piety. The more aloof and set apart they look; the more they believe they can distract the laity away from their active homosexuality. A good number of stage actors are gay – so no wonder the RCC and it’s liturgy is a pull to them. They can dress up on a daily basis, have a captive paying audience and on high days and holy days can pull the stops out and dress like a pantomime dame – whilst the elderly ladies swoon on their Zimmer frames at their outstanding performance.

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Elderly ladies on zimmer frames are at the Novus Order where a slightly younger than them priest does a tv cookery show performance.

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These young dressed-up conservatives are a real turn-on. Daniel is hot. I wonder what he wears underneath? CKs, D&G….

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He’s an Oscotian and they favour Primark pants on account that they are cheap and so doesn’t matter when they get stolen from the Laundry – apparently a frequent occurrence there.

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7:23 So that’s why Primary opened it’s biggest ever branch in Birmingham! The world’s biggest jumble sale as the locals call it.

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Nice man but not Bishop material. I suspect he wasn’t first choice. Still, he has sorted the mess out in Blackpool once and for all thanks to Pat, his followers and the power of this blog

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I see from ‘Mass of Ages’, the magazine of the Latin Mass Society, that Birmingham Oratory has added a second Traditional Latin Mass on Sunday, such were the number of young families attending. They were overflowing into the hall. Well done, everyone.

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So basically the ladies of Hagley Road and Nursie are giving Frankie the finger? Cock Roach needs to bitch slap them down.

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Just checked out Blackpool. 7 RC Churches for a small Town and few Priests. They all seem to offer Mass st roughly the same times each day, so perhaps aren’t joined up in their thinking.

St Bernadette’s – 1 Priest
Holy Family – 1 Priest who covers from retirement
Sacred Heart -1 Priest
St Kentigern’s and Christ the King – 2 Priests
Our Lady of the Assumption – 1 Priest who is moving out, so this Parish is merging with below next week
St John Vianney and St Cuthbert’s – 1 Priest and one in retirement who helps out
St Monica’s already sold

Probably an opportunity to review the whole model and shut the majority them all apart from the main one in the Centre that can surely be reached by public transport. Must cost a fortune for the upkeep of 8 buildings. Such a shame really. Blackpool was once a vibrant place for visitors and tourism. According to the website, there is also a main hospital, 7 Primary Schools and 2 or 3 High Schools. A lot to do for so few men, many I expect are not exactly spring chickens.

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Is the main church, Sacred Heart, still run by the SJs? It been 25 years since I was last there. A friend of mine became a doctor, and briefly flirted with becoming a priest with the SSPX. His grandfather owned the waxworks and had a Lourdes grotto and Pope John Paul II.

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The tram line will soon run right past Sacred Heart and it is handy for the bus and lots of parking (though you need to pay to park). And Canon Dewhurst is a gentleman.

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They moved away in 2014 and left the place in a right state. No investment for years. Took the money and ran. The did leave a few nearby properties behind that were sold at a bargain price by the then Trustees in case they got sued for health and safety breaches. All lap dancing pubs or bars now.

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I had to visit Norcross when I worked in the Ministry of Defence and made the mistake of staying in Blackpool. It’s horrific, filthy, run-down, full of chavs, drunks, druggies and sex offenders and there’s nothing to do or see. Even the Labour Party refuses to have its conference there now.

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2.18
They left a mess but nothing was sold it is all income for the parish.
The old tax office belongs to the parish.
Canon Dewhurst is in a 18 bedroom hose which will be looked at.

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No buildings were sold- they are rented out and with the tram line development, hotel developments (Premier Inn etc) and the old Wilco site, it is definitely the up and coming area of Blackpool.

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Cock Cardinal Roach can’t even get bishops of his own country to conform to Frank’s edicts – then he stands little chance of getting it enforced in other countries.

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Bishop Toal of Motherwell has wisely banned the Sunday TLM in his diocese, much to the chagrin of the old hag at CTS. He also previously banned Fr Despard.

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No vocations in Motherwell. Obviously the leadership is uninspiring. In business, anyone who presided over massive decline would resign or be sacked. Dud bishops just cling on, taking the “it’ll do for our day” approach of the truly dreadful Joe Duffy of Clogher.

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11.07
Bishop Toal has the most organised Dioceses in Scotland.
Bishop Toal has never hid from the truth as he has closed parishes, amalgamated other, clearing the diocesan debts and still has curates.
Bishop Toal sold Bishops house and moved into a vacant parish presbytery.

The current other six are just ticking things over although Nolan is starting the sycamore course to try and save his dioceses.

Archbishop Cushley came in like a bang and now a damp squid and never heard off plus he has stopped his web casting of Mass
Archbishop Cushley was moving out his mansion did not happen was closing the diocesan centre did not happen a man of words and no action.
Cushley has just appointed a priest newly into his dioceses as an administrator rather than promote his next curate that is how ruthless he is.

Glasgow will be a mountain to climb far too many parishes and Diocesan staff with four directors highly paid.

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Note she only got 2 Likes from the Catholics in South Blackpool twitter feed. Not exactly a ringing endorsement.

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That tweet is in church speak. It means, why didn’t Campbell treat him like a newly ordained priest, we know it’s a mess and also not fair on him, but we’ll pretend everything is fine and if the shit hits the fan we’ll stick by Daniel because that’s what we always do.

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Fr runs the Parish Twitter account himself with Fr Billing. Fancy tweeting about ones self? Odd.

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It’s even more twisted when you think he’s telling the parishioners to thank God for him 🙏

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10:14am “Father’s pert buttocks” are you speaking about Fr. Daniel’s? I think they’re possibly more flabby than pert?

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Yes the newly ordained buttocks are flabby these days as they spend most of the time sat on them scrolling through Grindr. In our day you had to troll along the Tiber or climb the Campidoglio in search of a hook up and it kept us physically fit.

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Pat, why don’t you put on a boiler suit and clean up Larne, maybe srub off the graffiti and pull down the UVF and Parachute Regiment flags?

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Why does Oscott turn out so many blatantly gay, fey and effeminate clergy?
Is it because they are trained by gay, fey and effeminate clergy?
Mind you Oscott spewed out: Penny, Taylor, Robinson, Walsh, Quigley and Jollie – er something in the water or simply something wrong in the state or dark heart of Denmark (Oscott)

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Absolutely, one of the formation staff at Oscott was rejected by the diocesan selection panel due to his effeminacy but nevertheless his bishop admitted him to seminary and ordained him. They have a new rector and spiritual director so let’s hope it changes direction. It has always had deep seated problems with effete formation staff. Mervyn Tower used to mince around the place with his pretty boys in tow who were allowed all sorts of privileges – I.e using his phone, days out. You’d also be surprised at the number of priests on the staff who left priesthood. For decades the problems there have just been glossed over. David Marsden was a bit of a barker bit spoke the truth in respect of the gay problem there. Bit what does the church do? Promotes the Rector to the episcopacy… McKinney former Rector and David Evans former Vice (who loathed Merve the perve) also made bishops.

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What year were you thrown out of Oscott, 11:44 & replying to yourself at 12:23?

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I don’t think Oscott has thrown anyone out in living memory. If you’re daft enough to hang around they’ll lay hands on you.

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Michael Campbell – the secret is in the name Camp Bell!!
Classic Irish control freak clergyman, everything I say and do (and write) is perfect. don’t ever question me, do you know who I am. Me and God are thick as thieves not because I’m holy but because I’m a bishop. Oozes charm and humility from every pore.

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The desired goal was some constructive and sincere feedback which has been hijaked by the usual suspects who are fully fledged members of the negativity squad.

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2.32: Buckley has no cop on. He couldn’t care less about Fr. Etienne once he unleashes the crap, nastyism and vulgarity from his cohort of filthy, scummy perves. He has no spiritual integrity.

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11.51: Do you need to ask after reading the horrible, hurtful comments today! An elicidation of foul, nasty personalised attacks on Fr. Etienne. A disgusting, dishonourable, immoral agenda.

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7:21 It’s the way the clergy always speak to and about each other. Such a band of handbag wielding bitches.

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I was ordained 25 years ago and I can’t remember any of my contemporaries being ordained in Roman vestments and full length lace albs let alone a biretta. The only time I saw it was at the ordination of Fr Lester Cong.Orat at the Birmingham Oratory who I understood disappeared to lead a new life involving knee length leather boots and fishnet stockings but then returned to the fold.

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A few weeks ago, Bishop Declan raised our Community from a Private to a Public Association. Some of the differences are merely technical, but it gives us a greater stability in the Law, and an ability to expand and accept new members.
After further elections, the head of our community, our Prior, is Dom Bede.
The Community of Our Lady of Glastonbury keeps you all in our prayers. I am sure young men of a certain ilk will be beating the doors down to join!

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TV is wretched these days, that I am most grateful to this blog with its clerical gossip which adds a little bit of drama to my otherwise dreary presbytery life.

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Worlock may have been a raving homosexual but at least he didn’t flaunt it and wear his grandma’s nightie as the young ones do. That generation were fairly good at repressing it and not known to act out on his urges. But who knows of Grindr had been around then…

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Hearken @6.14pm all high and mighty after she’s just knocked one out over the model in the Hayes and Finch catalogue.

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5.02
You should read the article before pronouncing on its content. The lady declares she was relieved of her weekly column. She doesn’t provide any evidence for Hume’s role in her departure apart from saying ‘I am told.’ he was involved. In other words, hearsay. A far cry from your claim it was on Hume’s orders. Your gripe seema to be about the orientation of people who have died. Sad for you that you have carried this resentment for all those years. Warlock died in 1996.

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Destroyed Our Lady Help of Christians West Byfleet Parish by turning it into a traditionalist shrine. He even has the ‘Ettiene voice”https://www.facebook.com/alex.hill.3939/videos/10157645613291921

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Frankie has repeatedly gone on about these young priests dressed up to the nines in antiquated clerical clothing and yet they seem to rebel even more. Their bishops don’t help by going along with it and even giving the Queen of Queens’ Mother Burke a run for her money. Time to put them in Sorgente vestments at their ordinations and first masses and stop all this nonsense from escalating.

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If only they could be like Francis’s mate, Zanchetta, whom he hid in the Vatican and created a special job for him. The chickens are coming home to roost in this one.

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7.31, for the millionth time, Fr McCamley, Rory, Cardinals Tobin, McCarrich, Weurl, Cupich, Mahoney, Daaneels, Pope Paul VI, James Martin, Zanchetta, etc etc all were or are unrepressed homosexuals who hate the Latin Mass and the sort of vestments John XXIII wore.

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What a lovely turnout of comments for Miss Etienne, Bp Pat. Let’s hope she takes heed of all the listed recommendations and doesn’t end up… well, let’s just say, “on sabbatical” like so many before her.

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Those who end up MIA are libs, invariably. Poor sense of sin gets them into hot water, or they became priests thinking they were social workers and end up unhappy.

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First time poster:
1. What a wholly ridiculous way to pass on advice. Yes, you may know Fr Dan reads this blog, but surely he also reads, say, the Mail! Self serving narcissism.
2. Why do people keep negging on Blackpool. I would suggest these people have a very limited experience of the town which, yes, has its issues, but is at the same time can be a pleasant and wholesome place.
3. There are more than the three parishes mentioned in the comments in Blackpool. Christ the King and St Kentigern’s for example, has a young and thriving congregation.
4. Why are people so worried about what somebody is wearing? Get over yourselves. If he wants to wear lace, let the guy wear lace. If he wants to wear jeans, and a T-shirt, let him do so too. It’s not really your concern.
5. The attack on such a new priest doled out in this blog is ridiculous and mean spirited. No wonder there is a shortage of vocations when this is the attitude being displayed.
6. You’re all very quick to snipe from behind your phone screens but I wonder if any of you would have the stones to provide your full name so as to take ownership of your bile.
My name is James O’Donnell, I was born and lived in Blackpool for many years. Three years ago I moved to the north of the diocese when I got married. I am a 31 year old divorced lay Catholic. Some of you may know me. If you do, please feel free to make yourself known and challenge anything I have said and we can have an open dialogue, not a ridiculous hate filled jab fest from behind a screen.

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