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SAD BUT IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AS THE RESULT OF FR MICHAEL LOMASNEY’S DEATH OF AIDS RELATED PNEUMONIA 😪

Fr Michael Lomasney

It has emerged that Fr Michael Lomasney, RIP, died from AIDS related pneumonia. Tragically this was exacerbated by codeine and alcohol addictions.

The death of any human being is always a sad tragedy. The fact that he was only 60 makes his death all the more tragic.

At this stage, Fr Lomasney is out of it all. He has been before the Lord, had his conversation, experienced God’s forgiveness and healing, and is hopefully experiencing the happiness of paradise.

SERIOUS QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS:

It has been established that Fr Lomasney was gay. 

He was very secually active with multiple gay partners. These included seminarians (he was a frequent visitor to Maynooth) other priests, monks and lay men.

Therefore it is legitimate to speculate that he may have infected some of these men with HIV. This is a harsh and tragic reality, which can no longer be ignored.

It is noteworthy T uh at for Michael Lomasney to progress from having HIV to AIDS or HIV / AIDS-related pneumonia that a) he did not know he was HIV + , or b) he was not diligent in taking his antiretroviral medications.

Doctors who have expertise in Northern Ireland apprise us that 25% of the people with HIV are oblivious to their infection.

AS A MATTER OF URGENCY ALL THOSE WHO WERE INTIMATELY INVOLVED WITH MICHAEL LOMASNEY – SEMINARIANS, PRIRSTS, MONKS AND LAY MEN SHOULD BE TESTED FOR HIV AND OTHER SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES.

This can be done confidentially; and if detected early – HIV is an extremely treatable and has no tangible or detrimental impact on the infected person. However, to ignore the infection can lead to long term detrimental health consequences and sadly, death.

BISHOP CREAN

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Did WILLIAM CREAN  know Fr Lomasney’s cause of death? Was the Diocese of Cloyne privately paying for Fr Lomasney’s HIV treatment?

If so, when did Bishop Crean first learn of Fr Lomasney’s condition? Why has he remained silent?

I know that Bishop Crean has been contacted about an allegation regarding Fr Lomasney and an individual who is now a deacon. Has Bishop Crean warned that individual about Fr Lomasney’s pre-existing health condition? Has anyone else contacted Bishop Crean about their involvement with Fr Lomasney? And, has Bishop Crean notified those individuals?

Did Bishop Crean contact the public health authorities and notify them that one of his priests died of a serious communicable disease? If not, why not?

In light of this blog will he now notify the public health authorities?

BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND MONKS/WITH HIV?

The number of Irish bishops, priests and monks with HIV is an important consideration.

My considerable experience and my educated guess, would put the figure at somewhere between 100 and 200 and possibly more.

Its a question the Irish Church has not addressed.

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139 replies on “SAD BUT IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AS THE RESULT OF FR MICHAEL LOMASNEY’S DEATH OF AIDS RELATED PNEUMONIA 😪”

+Pat. Have you ever heard anyone say “Let the dead rest”, it’s something that many people in rural parts of Ireland would say. Don’t know if the same applys to large urban areas or the North of Ireland.

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You don’t care one fiddlers fcuks about those infected, you really don’t!
This is the lowest of the low.
Shame on you Buckley!!!

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10.47: Pat, have you the right to print the details of this priest’s death? Surely that is guuded by Data Protection? Those who hang around in the gay world moving from one partner to the next are each responsible for their health, safety and well being. To heap the guilt and responsibility on one man is wrong. You should know having been in this situation. The Bishop is not responsible if ither men chose to engage with Fr. Lomansey. Yes, his behaviour was morally wrong but you cannot exclude “those others” who were irresponsible in choosing to flirt around with other gay men. Who knows how many of them may have been or are HIV positive? All who engage in free, promiscuous sexual activities with multiple partners must be aware of reckless consequences of their actions. I do not think this priest is the chief culprit! There are others….who need to act responsibly. Immediately.

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10.47: That’s their problem…how do you know whether or not any of the men he was with weren’t/are HIV positive? Lay all the blame on the dead priest. How did you contract HIV positive status…Your blog today is a crucifixion for Fr. Lomansey’s family. Disgusting.

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Pat, in terms of research, can you do a blog on your TV, radio and newspaper articles that you have been featured in. Thanks Allansays:

In the News

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I am sure they consented to what they were doing. I am sure the priest did not pull the trousers off did and did what he did (if he did). Have you and they not heard of a thing called a condom. While they are not 100% safe they do add some protection against such infections. Not all Aids is spread however by unprotected sex involving a number of partners.

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In this case they may let the dead rest but if his partners let their own health rest they may find themselves getting Kaposi’s sarcoma or losing their sight.

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7:59 A death cert is a public document that can be purchased by anyone.

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The North of Ireland? I assume Donegal would be no different in this respect from the rest of the Republic of Ireland.

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8.49: What business is it of yours Pat, to get a certificate of his death and publicly broadcast the private, personal details, which I’m sure must deeply upset his family. This information now in the public domain is purely for your glorification and your agenda. I personally believe you have crossed a boundary in printing, without family permission, the details of Fr. Lomansey’s death. This is unkind, unnecessary and unjust. Those who engage in promiscuous sex are irresponsible and need to reconsider their behaviour. Fr. Lomansey has paid a tragic price. God rest his soul.

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Death certificates are a matter of public record. Just like probated wills and marriage certificates.

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Leaving aside the truly scandalous aspect of the altar sex this is so sad. Sad because with treatment he may have lived and it must be devastating for those with whom he had sexual relations who must be feeling anxious. I think we all know who the deacon is, and his Bishop must urge him to be tested as a matter of urgency. All those who may have been intimate with Lomasney or the deacon need testing straight away. The alcoholism may help to explain his diabolical actions. We must pray for him and all those damaged by him.

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10.13: But you didn’t have to print it. No one forced you to do so. You behaved so sickly and disgustingly. I hope you take down that certificate. No other public forum or social media facility or rag mag would stoop this low. Pat, you are selfish and totally irresponsible.

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You are laughing at someone whilst you are ok. I had respect for you Pat to a point but I think you have gone too far on this one. Horrible. Hateful character. I was prepared to give you a chance. Not any more.

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10.45: In light of your own experience, I pray that you won’t allow nasty people rehash their hatred on this priest. With information printed, his family must be devastated. Have we a right to publicise this very private, personal medical history? Who released result of autopsy?

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The Rainbow Project in Belfast offers free HIV testing, totally discreetly and without having to go via your GP.

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Whatever about the huge moral transgressions, this is a very sad outcome. We should pray that he is at peace and pray for his family and hope and trust that any person with whom he was in contact will seek professional help.

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It’s better that those who had sex with him are alerted to the situation and can then deal with their own health rather than allow it to be hidden. For sure the diocese would have buried it and been completely reckless as to the health of those he slept with. Importantly reckless HIV transmission is a criminal offence in N Ireland.

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Thus is extremely sad and extremely important that people who may be infected are informed.
If this man had impulsive tendencies, he could of infected a lot of men.
It is criminal that the authorities haven’t been informed

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Thus is extremely sad and extremely important that people who may be infected are informed.
If this man had impulsive tendencies, he could of infected a lot of men.
It is criminal that the authorities haven’t been informed. The helpline numbers that Pat has published on this blog should be taken very seriously. Any guys that have had relationships with this priest should get themselves and their serial partners tested.

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Pat do not lower yourself to these reprobates as you are giving a sound Public health warning and it is Paramount that anyone intimate MUST get tested.
The Bishop has failed in his duty of care to his flock big time. However it say place of death Cork is that not Fintan Gavins dioceses as well.
Confidentiality will be upheld buy the health teams but they must come forward mow.
RIP Father.

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5.42: And, shouldn’t you advise these same men – acting recklessly – to inform their multiple partners…Why only the priest? All who have free, consensual, irresponsible sexual inrima y have a duty to be honest. The advice is and should be for all who engage dangerously in a sexual way…

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Imediatly after his death ,someone left a comment on this blog that he died from cancer complicated by lifestyle issues, a lie, i suspect from a priest friend in cloyne trying to throw us off the sent.
Getting the death cert is a great scope Bishop Pat

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Poor Fr Lomnasney, RIP. Had he died a few weeks later, Covid-19 would have been recorded as his cause of death, as that’s what all death certs say now.

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Poor Big Mick, his appetites caught up with him in the end 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢. He might have been self medicating with the codene to treat the chest infection, however he was a booze hound and a dawg.

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We can only hope he practised safe sex but based on the Kildorrery incident it is obvious the guy was out of control. As you say, Bp Pat, anyone who has been with him, or thinks they might have been, should get tested for their peace of mind. Also, as you know, HIV is now a treatable condition.

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Publishing the death certificate is poor taste, Pat! I think you should probably remove today’s post. Its not a good look for you.

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Maybe you should consider it, Bp Pat. We would have believed you anyway had you not posted the certificate.

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Had I not posted the death certificate the priests on here would have called me a liar.

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8.43
Let’s hope his situation encourages the Irish Dominicans to greater transparency, to acknowledge the reality of his situation and the complexities of modern life.

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8.58: Stop trying to justify the unjustifiable. You are a nasty, horrid individual to print such private information. It is a morally repugnant decision you made. It is not necessary. Do you ever consider his family? Pat, you have reached a new low in horribleness.

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Sorry what don’t you understand about a death certificate being a matter of public record. A death certificate has never been a private matter. That you feel it’s such a stigma and shameful to have HIV reveals more about you

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It is true, Bp Pat, many questions need to be answered around this sad case. For example, did he keep his HIV status private, or did he not know he was positive. Was he receiving treatment with HIV medicines, or did being a priest prevent him from seeking medical help. Was church silence following the Kildorrery incident another example of a cover-up? Also, did the Gardaí know about his HIV status when investigating Kildorrery?

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I am an old queen now, like the poor +Aul Doll, but if I was still active, I would definitely try to find the money for Prep which dramatically reduces the chances of getting HIV. It only costs about £30.00 a month. It is even free on prescription in Scotland, which must come as a great relief to the Scottish bishops knowing it is also accessible for Scotland’s priests and seminarians (if any).

https://www.iwantprepnow.co.uk/

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You would be better using condoms. HIV is now treatable but the other STIs are the ones bouncing back and resistant to treatment.

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Most of the junior clergy here in Glasgow / Motherwell (Paisley isn’t bad) could do with taking a test.

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9.25: Even better still – safe, responsible, human intimacy, not the animalistic degradation practised by many who are sexually active. IT SEEMS THAT PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY has been lost…

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Irish OP’s have selected a new provincial. It would be impossible for him to be less effective than his predecessor.

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I hope the new OP provincial regularises the status of Michael Commane. I asked him, via a comment on his blog, whether he owned two houses. He didn’t publish my question and didn’t reply, so I took that as a yes.

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1.13
Regularising the status of the Dominican who is HIV+, given his role and profile would appear to be more urgent.

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It will be interesting to see if the new AB of Dublin allows Micky commane op to remain chaplain to St Luke’s hospital: hes a failure as a religious, and only remains in ‘ministry ‘ to keep an income. (Body of Christ: 50 euros) Total nutter who was quite abusive to fellow religious and student religious. The then provincial removed his from a community because of his ‘social ‘ problems. But ministry to the sick and vulnerable, o sure that’s grand!

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As you say, Bp Pat, he was a frequent visitor to Maynooth. Was Silverstream and Mt Melleray also on his itinerary? I wonder.

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+Pat, while it is right that we never speak ill of the dead, however, it is also right and proper that those in the grave do not perpetuate a legacy of harm — whether it be intentional/unintentional, so, you have absolutely done the right thing by putting this information into the public domain. You will be criticised for doing so, but you have done this as sensitively as possible; I suspect this is strongly informed by your own experience. I have great sympathy for the family of the late Fr. Lomasney. Those who may have been “involved” with the deceased would do well to heed your advice.
It is conceivable that Bishop Crean, (who was the third choice for Cloyne) was not aware of Fr. Lomasney’s medical conditions, so I am prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt. But in light of today’s blog I imagine he is now aware if not this development now, he will be soon.
This development gives much stronger credence to the allegations that have been made about the activities of the late priest of the church with a certain individual who has been repeatedly named on this blog. The silence of Bishop Crean about this event is no longer acceptable. While being sensitive to the family of Fr. Lomasney, he should reconsecrate the altar on the church in Kildorrery with all haste.

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Pat Buckley has indeed acted responsibly here in trying to alert men who may have been infected with HIV to get themselves tested and, therefore, to help prevent further infection.
The critics are not being responsible: they would rather the matter were hushed up and to hell with those who might be infected through such moral inertia.
I suspect that most (if not all) these critics are priests, and that they are well practised in the dark art of covering up what should be publicly proclaimed. It is the modus operandi of the RC institutional church, which has learned little or nothing from the scandals its priests caused over child-sexual abuse and its concealment, from the police, from the Faithful, and, most important of all, from the children who were at risk of abuse by priests protected and enabled by other priests.

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10.34: The slug Magna is back. Could it not be that Fr.Lomansey was affected by others who were HIV positive? All who practice casual, promiscuous sex are responsible for the consequences of their own decisions and health, just like the way alcoholics are responsible for their reckless behaviour. Magna, you couldn’t give tuppence about anyone but yourself. Yet again, you deliberately infer that all who are gay are paedophiles…I pray that God will lift you out of your poison trough of hatred, inhumanity and rottenness.

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‘Could it not be that Fr.Lomansey was affected by others who were HIV positive?’
Given there have been records of the disease since world war 2 so he wasn’t patient zero it’s likely he was affected by others.
Now be careful not to touch any door handles in case you get pregnant.

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Disgusting blog today. Everyone is afforded a bit of privacy but owner of this blog who was obsessed with Lomansey rip. Its very unchristian of him cos he had crossed a red line re boundary permission and published it without asking their family for permission.
It reminded me of a rag paper which useless headlines were PRINTED off.
This isn’t about safety re HIV. This is about glofication of that priest(rip) weakness and his sins.
Hence a disgusting blog as it had crossed a red line today.

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I agree with Deaf Guy. Bishop Pat has crossed a line here and I can’t express how disappointed I am in him. This is a new low.

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Pat’s always having new lows. I thought that the recent attacks on Fr Etienne were the blog’s nadir, then this came along.

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I don’t publish blogs to be either popular or well thought of.

I publish the truth, nothing more, nothing less.

And as DM said:

“The truth will set you free even if the truth is revolting”.

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I totally agree. I think there certain matters which should remain private and personal. The family of this poor man’s family should have been respected. I would have been equally angry if this this had been done to PB or even my worst enemy.
An own goal has been scored here. Better moderation is required here. Too many personal attacks on named individuals by anonymous posters (cowards). Joseph the other day is a sample. He should be outed.
I am very disappointed.
Garngad Lad

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All those who are disgusted seem to be more disgusted at HIV as a disease and appear to be very judgmental. Their repulsion is with the disease itself and shows how narrow minded they are.

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To the clerical cover up merchants: if a priest dies of old age or heart disease or cancer nobody is interested. If his death is documented to be caused by a way of life which contradicts clerical discipline then the faithful are very interested indeed. We have had it with you all thinking that being a priest is a game and you can do what you like. And you can stop whingeing about privacy – you gave that up at candidacy.

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Since the holy priests are so offended at what is published today perhaps you’ll all finally feck off and let the rest of us have a sensible conversation.

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Total misstep today, Pat. I can’t think what goes through the mind of the person who went to the bother of searching for the death cert, buying it and then sending it to you. Pat, you could have left it at that, but you chose to print it.

Think of his family. All Mick’s partners will have the working assumption that everyone they meet for casual sex has HIV and STIs, and will get tested, or don’t care. Your blog will make no difference to that.

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The person who sent it to me is doing very important research in this area.

Blog readers will be apprised of his future findings.

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If the person is doing “very important research” this is a very serious breach of research ethics. No reputable institution would sanction such a breach of a person’s right to privacy and sexual history. Either 1 the person isn’t doing the research for a reputable body or institution or 2 if they are they are very seriously breached their own ethical standards.

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Mother of God you people are so stupid. FYI Oxford languages gives this definition of research:
the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
“the group carries out research in geochemistry”

You can research the price of baked beans. It doesn’t have to be a double blind randomized controlled trial.

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It may have been one of Mick’s sexual partners who obtained the certificate as he felt in the back of his mind that Mick had infected him.

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The gays have multiple sexual, so it’s a needle in a haystack trying to identify who infected whom.

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1.07: So, your friend us fake….and dangerous. He should not be allowed near any sensitive information. Disgusting creep.

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Fr Lomasney and the Kildorrery situation is but a minor branch in a much larger investigation. Had it not been for the fact that HIV was an issue here it is unlikely this blog would have been posted. It is important that all those who were intimate with Fr Lomasney get tested for their own sake and potentially their partners sake. I know of one individual who posted the Kildorrery pictures on their profile page on a well known gay contact site glorifying the act and admitting they were part of it. This was after poor Fr Lomasney passed away. This same person has also done similar with other priests in other churches. This person also has no issue with child abuse or indeed beasteality.

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I googled alcoholic steotosis. Turns out that is fatty liver, which many heavy drinkers get. It is reversible through diet, exercise and, vitally, total abstinence from alcohol. Without lifestyle changes it is liable to progress to far worse and more serious liver problems. I hope that blog readers with a heavy hand when pouring drinks will take note.

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May that man rest in peace. Sometimes those experiencing an addiction can be attempting to deal with unresolved pain; emotionally pyschologically spiritually or other. Isnt it a surprise then that a man in leading people to peace died this way.
I now know that if I had of remained in training I probably would have been in deep pain too due to the unobtainable/unrealistic expections placed on a man alongside lack of support. The catholic priesthood is not a healthy lifestyle for himan growth as I have experienced firsthand in talking to men which where products of this flawed formation system leading often toward neurosis in some form.
On side note; Interesting the Stephen Nolan show this morning discussing the ethics of the rcc’s expenditure…again no surprise and no explanation needed when Bishops have a “Palace” while their parishioners are struggling on the bread line 🙄🤣

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Bitter and twisted as always @12:55.
When presenters have an option for the poor you’ll be the first to tell us.

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Perhaps they were flawed and neurotic before entering the seminary and are looking to blame formation for pre-existing issues? Just a thought.

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I’m not going to comment on the right and wrongs of publishing the certificate. All I would stress is that new HIV infection are still occurring and it is the responsibility of anyone engaging in more risky sexual behaviour to take every advantage of PrEP and condoms out of a concern for the well being of their fellow human beings.

I just want to comment on the sadness of Fr Lomasney’s causes of death – apparently addiction to alcohol and codeine as well as the effects of HIV infection. I cannot comment on his skills as a pastor; all I would say is that I’m terribly sad that something or a number of things went so badly wrong that his life ended in this way. Though the pressures of being a priest may have played a part in his behaviour, casual commentators will never know. I just hope that at the end of his life, he received the same compassion and care to which we all aspire whatever our lives have been.

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I think there is another good reason to publish the certificate (although now it’s been seen I think you could take it down) – as a warning to the clerical fraternity that they can’t get away with just anything and things will come out. You can’t rely, for example, on a sexual partner always to be discreet.
The most obvious example would be in New York where a priest had a gay for pay lover who dumped his girlfriend. The furious girlfriend and fed up parishioners made the shit hit the fan.

I would suggest archiving your blog at the way back machine on archive.org. I am not sure how you do that but it would be helpful in case of future strikes.

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I don’t publish blogs to be either popular or well thought of.

I publish the truth, nothing more, nothing less.

And as DM said:

“The truth will set you free even if the truth is revolting”.

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Pat, would you not read the room on this one. The only person defending you, unsurprisingly, is MC. Every other comment is hostile. Please take it down. Otherwise you’ll look as stubborn as a Mullingar heifer. Your regular readers will think better of you if you do.

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I do not play to any room.

The blog will stay up.

I have no desire to be thought well of.

“Woe to you when the world thinks well of you. That was how their fathers treated the false prophets”.

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I love it when people quote scripture to justify poor choices. Are you enjoying your role of ‘publisher’ of the truth? Whose truth and what purpose does it serve?
I wonder exactly how you felt when you received that death cert. Did it give you that adrenaline rush, that thrill – a juicy piece for your blog?
Do you ever stop to think carefully about what you post, who or what it serves.
You make reference to Fr Lomasney’s possible sex addiction. Have you ever considered that you may have an ‘addiction’ to this blog and its so-called quest to post the truth.

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If Pat read the clergy room he wouldn’t blog anything ever which related to the deceit, corruption and criminality of the whore church.

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Yes reading the clergy room would be a mandate for obfuscation and saccarine piety.

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1:20 pm, “Otherwise you’ll look as stubborn as a Mullingar heifer.”

No, don’t go bringing Deenihan into this mess …

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An HIV diagnosis in most circumstances is a difficult thing to handle. For a priest like this man Lomansey it will have been even more difficult to handle, because of the not so subliminal culture of negativity and blame that comes from a Church and so called Christian people towards those whom they think of as being ‘dirty’ or ‘sinful’. So, if he hid his diagnosis, or even if he didn’t know his status it may well have beeb because he could have been afraid of knowing and because of what he would have had to endure from the Church. The situation would gave been very difficult for him. Of course, much of this comes down to the culture of sexual negativity and judgmentalism that the Church has engendered over history and inflicted on people – all the time while the clerical class of the Church has been living dysfunctionally and hypocritically themelves – take KOB, McCarrick, Maciel etc, all of whom would have imposed on others all sorts of burdens of guilt about sexual matters. So, whilst some of Lomasney’s behaviour, perhaps under the influence of various additions, wasn’t great, I still have a sense of sympathy for him in the situation he found himself as a gay HIV priest in a Church full of recrimination, judgmentalism, institutional hypocrisy and guilt.

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Now that’s what I call a wise and intelligent comment.

It puts Fr Lomasney’s situation in its context.

And let us also remember that there is also such a thing as sexual addiction.

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He likely kept stung; otherwise, he would have “disappeared” years ago c/o Bishop’s House. He probably didn’t seek medical help either.

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It’s the perfect example of how the RC church doesn’t really look after anything. I had an occupational health appointment for my employer some years ago and they offered a confidential HIV test as routine in every appointment.

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I can visualize what a Catholic priest at the GUM clinic would be like – his existing unintegrated beliefs and humanity would make him act like he wasn’t like anyone else there. Exactly like when anti-abortion activists get abortions (and they do). Although to be fair it’s unlikely anyone else there would have had it on an altar.

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How did he in up dying in the parochial house in Doneraile?, he was out of ministry at that stage and did he not have a house in Douglas in cork,
Questions need answering

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2.15
You sound as if you’d be surprised that someone may have extended the hand of friendship to a sick and dying person in need. Taking the moral high ground is often the less Christian way.

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And we are still expected to fund the rcc ??
This would not have happened if this dead priest had to actually work for a living.
Shame on the rcc on allowing the altar sex partner to still be involved in the church. Does he too get paid with our(working people) money.

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You certainly are expected to keep funding it. It would be a mortal sin not to and you would burn in hell for all eternity if you didn’t. That’s why the clergy made sure the words ‘the laborer is worthy of his hire’ appeared in scripture while simultaneously telling you you can’t decide what laborer is worthy.

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Half the readers of this blog know who the transient deacon is. From the pictures he was of slim build.

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Perhaps the church might consider no longer demonising sex, particularly those who are gay. The use of condoms saves lives, the church needs to recognise this. If this blog saves one life or stops one person getting infected then it is worthwhile.

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Alternatively, the Church could expound her teaching on abstince, temperance, chastity and self-control.

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We are humans not Vulcans, adstainance is not an option but for the very few.

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Obviously that teaching has worked really well, 4:46.
Just like the famous teaching that a couple should only have sex to reproduce.
Out here in the real world we have a better understanding of health behaviour than the church and the reality is that people smoke, drink, use drugs and have sex, and tend to do things which are bad for them. They do them more if they get the slightest suggestion that they ‘shouldn’t’. So health promotion tends to revolve around their real behaviours.
Did you know Holland has the most liberal access to contraception and abortion in Europe and also the lowest abortion rate?
The church’s teaching is a recipe for disease, death and backstreet abortion.

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I remember the late 1980s, early 1990s, with the AIDS epidemic at its height, I still wanted to go out every night and meet someone, which I occasionally did. However, as friends and acquaintances passed away, I gradually stopped having sex altogether as the risk was too great. I missed sex, but even with the eventual antiviral medication, I never bothered about it again. Porn is fine for me now.

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Lots of disgruntled comments today. I really would prefer to abstain from saying anything about a person I didn’t know at all and who probably had the same blend of good intentions and struggles as everyone else. I prayerfully hope he knows now the Lord’s mercy and is at rest. I too found myself startled at the topic and the sight of an actual death certificate. However these things are part of reality and it can be good to challenge the stigma that surrounds sexual health issues. The core of the topic is important even if the naming of a deceased individual is unfortunate.

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Galway Appointments, Pat. I’m beyond furious that the former Redemptorist has been made a PP after all that happened, and the priest that reported him is still in exile in England. There is no justice.
Very Rev. Patrick Dean Callanan, Administrator, Kilbeacanty Parish — to retire.
Very Rev. Conor Cunningham, VF, Parish Priest, Lisdoonvarna Parish — to go on sabbatical with a return to ministry in 2022.
Fr Martin Whelan, Diocesan Secretary, and Curate, Galway Cathedral
— to be Diocesan Advisor for Post-Primary Religious Education and Chaplain to Coláiste Muire Máthair, in addition to continuing as Diocesan Secretary.
Fr Robert McNamara, Administrator, Craughwell Parish — to be Parish Priest of Lisdoonvarna Parish.
Fr Michael King, Curate, Gort Parish
— to be Administrator of Kilbeacanty/Peterswell parish while remaining as Curate for Gort parish and priest-in-charge in Beagh.
Fr Richard Flanagan, Administrator, Ballyvaughan Parish
— to be Parish Priest of Ballyvaughan Parish and Vicar Forane of the Kilfenora Deanery.
Fr John Gerard Acton, newly-ordained
— to be Curate at Galway Cathedral.
These appointments are effective from 12.00 noon on Friday 3rd September 2021.

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“ Very Rev. Conor Cunningham, VF, Parish Priest, Lisdoonvarna Parish — to go on sabbatical with a return to ministry in 2022.” Going to the USA to be with a friend.

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Why do priests get paid sabbaticals? Lay people in their jobs don’t one, not even if they employed by the Church.

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If one person takes an hiv test as a result of today’s blog fr buckley will have performed a public service

The death certificate reads like a suicide note ; alcohol, opiates and aids.

Where were his brother priests and his bishops during this man’s spiral into depravity?

A priest who has sex on the altar of his own parish church and permits this to be photographed is surely calling out for an intervention.

Surely the other party cannot be allowed to be ordained?

Fr Buckley is there anything you can do to stop this happening?

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Nicky, yours is perhaps the most helpful comment today. If a life is saved because of Bishop Pat’s blog today then great good will have been achieved no matter how much it may have pained his family, close friends and former parishioners.
You also raise a valid point about the lack of an intervention by his ‘father in Christ’ and his so called sacerdotal ‘brothers’. Fr Lomasney’s unchecked decent into depravity and self-harm make you realise that something is fundamentally wrong with the priesthood in the RCC. A healthy Christ-like church would have helped to release him from his addictions and to live and flourish with a completely manageable illness without fear of rejection or judgment.
To allow the other party involved in the altar sex scandal to progress towards priesthood without serious physiological assessment and a prolonged period of supervision is doing him and the church a great disservice.

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I have information on the Glastonbury monks… they have told certain parishioners that they are leaving the diocese and they are currently on holiday searching for a new place to establish their monastery.

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I think you’re mischief making. How could the monks holiday together leaving the parish and monastery empty?

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My dear Pat, when I was a seminarian, I was busy saying my prayers. I was naive, many might say. But Jesus wept, how could a seminarian let himself be done for on an altar by a priest. Are you seriously telling us he is now a deacon?

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Yes Fr Paddy it’s a complete joke. If he’s life too spiral out of control then the bishop who ordains him to priesthood should be sued. It’s a disaster waiting to happen.

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This sad news would confirm the likelihood of the desecration of the altar and church at Kildorrery. Bishop Crean must go on Sunday to reconsecrate the church. His failure to do so is an affront to the Most Blessed Sacrament and all that is holy.

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On the topic of yesterday, the dead should be allowed rest in peace but people also must be warned if there is a health concern. The blog story from yesterday is backing up the anecdotal evidence that many clergy are actively gay.
Think about the LGBT community in committed loving relationships and yet are rejected by the church. The hypocrisy! I feel sorry for these people. These people have to live lives that are spiritually fruitful and many of them are.
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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