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BRAVE SILVERSTREAM WHISTLEBLOWER – FATHER BENEDICT – BREAKS HIS SILENCE.

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Fr Benedict Andersen is a sincere, gentle, holy, Benedictine monk who has truly fallen foul of a mad monk in MARK KIRBY – and a ruthless episco-pus in TOM DEENIHAN.

And in fairness to Fr Benedict, he prays everyday for his two nemeses.

These men have forced him into exile, leaving him without a ministry, a home and canonical faculties.

This week the long suffering and brow beaten Fr Benedict spoke to the radical Catholic publication THE PILLAR and its brave devout Catholic editor JD FLYNN.

He told how he fell victim to Kirby’s emotional and sexual infatuation with him.

Kirby

Silverstream was welcomed to Meath, Ireland, by a well-meaning but naive Bishop Michael Smith.

LINK TO PILLAR ARTICLE:

https://www.pillarcatholic.com/?utm_campaign=pub&utm_medium=web&utm_source=copy

THE SCOTTISH GAY CLERGY SCANDAL WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE OUR CLOSEST ATTENTION.

Keenan aka Betty Turpin

I realise I need to publish all the names in this scandal.

That is my intention.

POPE SACKS BISHOP CAUGHT MASTURBATING DURING VIDEO CONFERENCE CALL !

106 replies on “BRAVE SILVERSTREAM WHISTLEBLOWER – FATHER BENEDICT – BREAKS HIS SILENCE.”

Bishop Pat, now would be the time to lift the lid on the infamous night out 2 XMASES ago which involved some sems and clergy listed on your blog evening prior. I understand you have the photo but if you need it again I can send it.

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The comment in the New York ad clerum, describing Fr Benedict as an outlaw, is one of the casually done cruelties that clergy can excel at.
The mad monk, Dom Kirby, comes across as completely deranged and creepy. I had some sympathy for Silverstream but don’t after reading this. Dennihan seems to be a useless vacillator, and the so-called Visitation was a farce.
Good investigative journalism by The Pillar, though you broke the story long before they did, Pat.

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Yes, the “Ad clerum” had/has a “perps’ corner” and they put Dom Benedict in it. I bet the perpetrators of the usual were not named and shamed in that way.

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What has happened to Dom Andersen is the absolute textbook church retaliation and as the article says, designed to get him out.
If they think he has broken the seal they should hold a canonical trial – as it is he has no recourse.
My own opinion is that the church is rotten to the core and his going to the Pillar was the right thing to do, because if he had tried Rome it would have gone on for years and like this anyone thinking of joining Silverdaddy can know what it’s really like.
However doing that will end any prospect of getting taken on elsewhere. If Silverstream was in a congregation he could have recourse through mechanisms in the constitutions to the Abbot president or even ask to go to another monastery on a trial basis.
Just to be clear – it is very clear from what is described in the article that it looks like Dom Kirby not only isn’t able to lead a monastery but doesn’t appear to understand the elements of monastic life. Prudence is a great virtue in monasteries and this includes keeping your personal history to yourself.
As for Dom Andersen – well done good and faithful servant. You have done the right thing and can look back on this with self respect.

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11.15: Magna, but you’re not in the priesthood, yet you commit acts of grotesque hate inciting behaviour, are merciless, you have scant self respect and all too often unleash your vile rhetoric on many. Not exactly a virtuous or Christian life!! Keep trying to find God through catering prayer. Participating in this honourable spiritual exercise is laudable but only when the inner life has a true “metanoia”!!!

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@7:41 You and the other vile creatures who persecute Magna in this way are evil to describe what he says as hate. Go and find something useful to do with your time.
Magna – you expressed an opinion we know to be sincerely held, in a temperate way. Furthermore there are millions of Protestant Christians who hold the same opinion.

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@ 7.41am: What is catering prayer? Will it put food on my table without lifting a finger?

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11.15
Carta is a one-song singer who is now reduced to replying anonymously to his own post to give the appearance that at least one other person agrees. Pathetic.

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Anon at 8.28: Are you a newcomer to the blog? If you are, look back over previous blogs and you’ll realise that Magna deserves all opprobrium levelled against him. He has displayed the real meaning of odious, hatred, nastyism and ugliness of rhetoric…He knows how to crush people. I have no sympathy for his ilk or your type if you support him..

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Nice demonstration of charity at 12:28. It’s funny how when it’s a priest you use this bizarre neologism ‘nastyism’ to describe legitimate criticism but you feel quite entitled to crush Magna Carta and decide that he is not worthy of sympathy.
You really are a nasty piece of work and if you are a priest you need to resign immediately. you are not a conduit of divine grace but a sewer.

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10.55
One song because there is only one stumbling block: priesthood. Hence your upset, ‘Father’.

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Is this about you, +Pat? It must be, surely?
“He said Coffey began to accuse him of leaking information about Silverstream to Irish bloggers”

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1.15: There is nothing uncharitable about 12.28: As the blog says: “the truth hurts…”. And if Mags continuously offends people with his ugly invective, he must expect truthful expositions about his personality to be expressed. He reaps what he sows and deserves all expressions of disgust and protest about his hate inciting rants. His is a dysfunctional personify.

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5.31: Correction….personality. (But Mags does “personify” the traits as expressed by 12.28).

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5:31 And for you your perception is obviously enough reason to bully him. Luckily some of us attempt to treat others as Christians must.
Have you considered a career in the church? You’d fit in perfectly.

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Silverstream is a vanity project of Kirby and Bishop Smith, and seems to exist in order to bring in niave young men as eye candy and company for the degenerate prior.

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I wonder what Sarah Wagner-Wassen makes of it all? She is the semi-Anglican canon law student who bizarrely inveigled herself into becoming Iced Coffey’s canon lawyer in the middle of all this, and when Pat was lifting the veil she occasionally launched Twitter and Facebook broadsides at Pat while adopting a “poor me” tone. Her canon law expertise was as shallow as a bird bath.

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I thought she was acting for Anderson. She was corresponding with Coffey but not his lawyer.
I wonder how she feels about Pat now. The story, as told to The Pilar, by Anderson is almost exactly the story as Pat was publishing on his blog.
I can’t see her making any apologies.
I wish Fr Benedict every blessing. He has been treated abysmally by the Church.

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There’s a fundamental anomaly in this case. How did it happen that this man was ordained a priest BEFORE he was solemnly professed? Who ordained him to the diaconate and to the presbyterate?

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You won’t be surprised to find out it was Bishop Michael Smith who ordained him priest (https://dioceseofmeath.ie/silverstream-priory-celebrates-ordination-of-dom-benedict/)
There is a certain incestuousness to this and perhaps Silverstream is the perfect illustration of why new institutes of consecrated life should be guided by existing ones, where the abbot may be putting it about but can at least tell the superior not to hear the monks’ confessions and that you have to be solemnly professed before ordination.

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I feel so sorry for him I was sadly a victim of Mattie of Galloway and did not get my dick out for Mattie but David and others did like Stephanie but thankfully I have had an outstanding career in hospitality it is depressing when we read similar stories

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12.36
Evan McNamara has moved on from the Dioceses of Paisley some say with a settlement.
However that was nearly two years ago it is the last 18 months that has been interesting.

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Life is not always “a walk in the park”.
Good on this holy monk for doing the right thing x

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A recent visitation of Silverstream was conducted by Dom Brendan Coffey (Glenstal Abbey), Richard Purcell (Mount Melleray Abbey) and Fr Gearo´id Dullea (Cork and Ross). I see Tom Deenihan is outdoing himself again. I would not trust these clowns to organise anything, except an orgy in a gay whore house.

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“The priest says it was for him also a place of harassment and manipulation, which he reported to his bishop in April 2020, and to official visitors soon after that.“ can you seriously expect the 3 ‘visitors’ to act on this? I have no doubt Fr Benedict was bullied and broken down. The RCC specialises in breaking good people who do the right thing. Brendan Coffey, Dick Purcell and Gearo´id Dullea will not do anything to help this man, they will not upset Deenihan or the men in charge. Another scandal they want to run down the clock on. They will want the brownie points and loyalty points .

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Absolutely. Silverstream is business as usual for the church. When are the sheep going to wake up and realize the whole thing is a scam.

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Bishop Buckley sorry to intrude into your privacy. I was reading a story on a US website some hours ago and it claimed you were a prisoner of the current Pope? Is that true? Very few have been detained by Popes in recent times apart from people involved at the Vatican Bank scandal. Does the Vatican have a prison or do they hand them over to the Italian State?

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In the land o’the daisy chains, a formal police investigation is underway into allegations £650,000 in donations is missing from SNP party funds.
Are the Irish Gardaí conducting a similar formal investigation into the alleged € 2,369,074 in donations missing at Silverstream? Or is it just a fact-finding mission?

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What’s the story with Michael Smith?
He seems to dodge all criticism but there would be no Silverstream without him.
What was on it for him?
What did he see in Kirby?
He comes across as a passive submissive before the more dominant (and fecking barking Kirby).
Is he into clerical eye candy too?
Is Michael Smith a Friend of Dorothy?
Is Michael Smith in the wardrobe or discretely out of the wardrobe?
There’s got to be a story – the photograph looks like two love birds on a date together.

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The Wanking Bishop is hilarious – is the video still on line?
He took it himself apparently- what a wanker!!
Revenge porn – a bishop pisses someone off about their double life and revenge is meted out – who knew?
This bishop is implicated in a range of dodgy behaviour – affair with driver, sexting, cover up of child abuse.
A gay predatory bishop made a bishop by a gay pope who in his dotage lives with his boyfriend – what could possibly go wrong?

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Even without these revelations Silverstream is odd. Before the council perpetual adoration was something nuns, not monks, did. There are existing congregations of Benedictines who do this and they’re all nuns.
In the middle of the choir at Silverstream is a candlestick thing with a rope and the adoring monk puts the rope round his neck:
https://images.app.goo.gl/HAgmMxHzugBQsNA27
To sophisticated eyes this immediately gives the place kinky undertones. It may have been less so before the sexual revolution but since then it’s as well to be a bit wise to how things look to the contemporary more sexualized mind.
Before the council there was a common practice in religious life of bodily mortification such as whipping – obviously another thing which comes across as kinky now. I believe the practice had been dropped completely in ordinary monasteries but wonder whether it goes on at Silverstream – I have read that it is used in many trad monasteries.
Similarly the chapter of faults has mostly either been dropped or altered so you only accuse yourself of sins – the practice of accusing others was always open to going wrong.
Basically, pre Vat 2 monastic life was a sado-masochist’s wet dream and attempts to reconstruct it are suspicious for that reason alone.

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This made me laugh:
“the chapter of faults has mostly either been dropped or altered so you only accuse yourself of sins – the practice of accusing others was always open to going wrong”
I hung around with a bunch of ingrown toenails for years! The atmosphere in “self-accusation” is pretty malarial.

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I read the story in The Pillar about Fr Benedict which seemed to me to be very fair and balanced. Of course, it is from one perspective and there is always more than one side to any story. Whilst being honest, we all tend to focus on those elements which show us in the best light.
Whatever he may have done – and I suspect he has acted entirely honourably, faithfully and with the best of motives – Fr Benedict has not been treated well either in his formation, his ordination (for which he appears to have been under-prepared), his monastic life or in the aftermath. He is paying a heavy price and I suspect there will be no way back for him.
There is a rather cult-like feel about Silverstream with their focus on the EF. Its closure/suppression needs to be and its members sent to other more healthy monastic houses. Sadly, if what I read of the English Benedictine Congregation is true elsewhere (their outposts in Scotland are being subject to the usual criticism this week and very rightly so), finding a healthy, integrated and prayerful religious community might be hard to find.
I find this so very sad: traditionally religious houses prayed for the outside world. Their activities now appear rather more dubious.

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Well Dom Kirby should publicly state his side of the story then, 10:27 pm, as he has been publicly outed. I doubt he will, though, as those personality types prefer to manipulate and prevaricate in the shadows. Fr Benedict has been subjected to the usual Church’s modus operandi apropos whistleblowers.

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Interesting stuff about Silverstream. Harrington Street Parish in Dublin is deeply involved with it. The PP there a real knuckle dragger is one of the Trustees of Silverstream and he’s also involved in setting up “the Oratory in formation”. They are turning the old Parochial House into a house for a community of 8. I wonder where they will all come from? It is reported that the Mad Monk Kiely sought sanctuary here when he was on the MIA list and absent from Silverstream. Anyway the chief witch in “the oratory in formation” is awestruck with Dom Kiely

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Does anyone know if Ampleforth won their appeal against the British governments decision to prevent them from admitting any new pupils?

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Amplecash was allowed to take in new pupils, even though the report recommending that referred to two serious safeguarding issues during the inspection period: 1. A pupil was nearly run over by a vehicle in the grounds and 2. An unaccompanied adult was moving freely round the school (perhaps a monk had come through the fence that has been put up to keep the monks out of the school).

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Sounds like Fr Benedict ignored the main rule of monasteries, obedience to any senior who wants to abuse you.

Has anyone heard what has happened to that boy at prinknash? The abbot left and the old queen hargreaves came into ascendancy then the only monk who will live a decade disappeared. Where is he? Is he yet another victim?

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I see the wanking bishop is around 60. I wonder if he doesn’t give a damn and did this on purpose to retire well before the age of 75.

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11.14am

Yes textbook church retaliation. Diocese of Meath and NY outed the founder of silverstream.

One thing jumped out at me was ‘kill the messenger but not the message.

In this case, the messenger was Fr Benedict. I would say he’s probably right to go to Pillar,given the fact rcc outed him as a’ perp’. Shocking indeed cos its Kirby who started it.

You ask yourself a question, what got the diocese of Meath to gain from all of this by outing fr Benedict and keeping silverstream going at the same time etc?

Is it money that they seek or diocese of Meath may want to close it down and take the money themselves?

What does the donor (wife of PP guy I think) will have to say or will she have a say in all of this re money which was part of her donation?

Diocese of Meath along 3 visitors was corrupted cos they ignored the main issue and issued lopsided report if that is the case?

How about for independent review and audit from outside, but not of the church nor their links to the church or diocese.

Little reminder of the book and the reviewer who criticised the book.

Here

Part 1.

https://wherepeteris.com/in-sinu-jesu-a-critical-analysis/

Part 2:

https://wherepeteris.com/in-sinu-jesu-a-critical-analysis-part-2/

Part 3:

https://wherepeteris.com/in-sinu-jesu-a-critical-analysis-part-3/

Part4:

https://wherepeteris.com/in-sinu-jesu-a-critical-analysis-part-4/

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The monks will be translated to the oratory-in-formation in Dublin its almost ready for their arrival. strangely enough they have taken the dublinoratory.com website down since it was mentioned on this blog

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Bishop Pat, you were way ahead of the press when it came to breaking this scandal in the Irish church. Again you have been proved right, but poor Dom Benedict. This a such a mess. His story is illustrative of how the church attempts to penalise the whistleblower. Bishop Deenihan must be apoplectic with rage. He has been shown to have presided over scandal, done nothing, and was complicit in the coverup, so hopefully he will not be translating to an archbishopric any time soon. The best thing Deenihan can do now is seek the suppression of Silverstream — help the monks who wish to continue this form of life find suitable communities. Many are American so they could have all the Latin liturgy they want at Clear Creek Abbey in Oklahoma. It is a foundation of Fontgombault Abbey. Those that wish to remain in Ireland could consider Glenstal Abbey, Abbot Brendan might be feeling charitable, or go to the Benedictine community in Rostrevor. At all costs they need to stay away from Mount Melleray Abbey as Dom Dick has an unhealthy proclivity for barebacking.

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Glenstal has a known abuser so is not a safe environment for young monks. It is far too liberal and the ethos and age gap are too far apart.

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I suspect there are few Cistercian monasteries that are safe to enter. The Irish episcopal conference have received concerns from all of the communities. A culture of bullying, abuse and intimidation has been normalised. The current system of visitations from an abbot of other monasteries is not fit for purpose. Evidently, it is acceptable for an abbot to leave their monastic community to visit inappropriate premises and domestic houses to engage in sexual activity. The monastic model is very outdated. The power awarded to abbots has been abused and antiquated rules and procedures are used to bully other monks. I was part of a monastic community. I left to become a priest in an alternative setting. I still suffer from trauma as a result of my monastic life which was full of intimidation and sexual propositions. The piety that is promoted in Cistercian communities is fiction. They are rife with dysfunction and power playing. There is no leadership from the top. Problems are ignored. I despair at the lack of leadership and principle. I pray for these communities every day.

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A part of me wishes I could give the benefit of the doubt to the church authorities involved. Unfortunately it seems to me all too plausible that this priest is being shown the door in the most devious way possible just for not keeping his head down. Shocking that the archdiocese of New York would publish a text which places someone who is subject to an ongoing investigation in the “perps corner”. Have these people ever heard of the rule of law? Where is due process and the presumption of innocence in all of this?

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On what planet does Ms. Wassan exist? It was as clear as night follows day the whistleblower at Silverstream Priory was Dom Benedict Andersen. He was conspicuous by his absence. It was known he was studying in in America. He was seen back at Silverstream before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was also an open secret in the Diocese of Meath that the complainant was Dom Benedict. I am surprised that Ms. Wassan does not appreciate that the church is riven with the ills of ecclesiastical gossip. The treatment of Dom Andersen is appalling. I trust he will be able to put this torrid experience behind him. And I hope he finds peace in a suitable monastic environment in the future.

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W-W does have eastern church insight which is part of Andersen’s background (in the States there are several eastern sects, some not of good quality). She may have protestant insight. He’s probably still a protestant. Kirby probably is as well?

Voices in franch my foot. Blessed Cormac knew who could teach that, and it haunted the bejabez out of the inmates of St John’s.

I knew a traumatised BBC (studio) cameraman.

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Sarah’s problem is that it is not her world. She is a semi-detached Anglican from North America seeking to become a canon lawyer in a Church of which she is not a member and seeking to interfere in a monastic mileu of which she cannot possibly be involved and which even in Catholic monasticism is a subset of a subset. She should stick to her lane.

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7.52
You are out of touch Bishop Joseph Toal had his operation on his eyes two weeks ago and it seems successful.
Now his eyes are on the vacant see of Glasgow.
Joe Toal, John Keenan, Brian McGee and Bill Nolan all dreaming about Archbishops house and the power of being his Grace the Archbishop of Glasgow.

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Really his eyes still look like pissholes in the snow. He’s a funny looking thing.

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@ 8.19. Did Toal have his eye op done so his eyes could be on the Vacant See of Glasgow. LOL.

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I prefer Joe Toal for Glasgow instead of Betty Turpin, Debbie McGee, or Linda Nolan.

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Sarah misses the point. I’ve reread the story and the story that Fr Benedict tells to The Pillar is almost exactly the story that Pat relates.
So much so that it would appear that Fr Ben may have had a hand in feeding Pat the information.
It’s true that Pat allowed comments and pictures to be added to the blog that are/were tastless and undermine his credibility but the key word is ‘credibility.’
I can’t recall a time he posted a story that wasn’t substantially accurate. You may not like the man or his style but his claims are credible.

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The purpose in getting a canon lawyer is to see whether “something can be done”. The monk concerned has to realise some situations don’t have much of a solution. If he hasn’t out of curiosity looked up procedures for professing and being ordained, he must be a dullard and getting the sense out of him must have been uphill for this canon lawyer. He has to realise all the institutions and authorities related to the situation are non God-ordained and have no moral standing; this probably also contributed to her pulling out.
He has to properly weigh up the various elements in his background. It’s no use him drifting from one internally inconsistent system to another, adding more incompatibility in the process. Did he have a “vocation director” and what country was that in? He HAS done very right to talk (a bit late). He needs secular interests such as critical thinking and agnosticism. Smith is an immoral bishop for trying to outsource his moral duties at an institution of “diocesan right”.

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I honestly find it bizarre that Fr Kirby has been in other monasteries and seems not to have noticed that religious only get ordained after final profession. Or if he has noticed it and is ignoring it that is even more bizarre. And what was the bishop playing at?

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Gosh these RCC clergy are a horny lot – first car wanker priest Fr Jerry Carey, and now a flabby Latino bishop beating his chipolata into a webcam. Very unsavoury lot.

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I so despair ! Wanking bishops, sauna priests, gay orgy clergy, sexual abuse clergy, financial misuse clergy and bishops, old fogey lace and biretta young clergy, Covid vaccine denying Cardinals (currently gasping his last, perhaps, in a hospital somewhere in the USA), seminaries still teaching young clergy that they are something ‘so special’ and unaccountable, Latin Mass nut jobs, and a Pope who won’t step foot in his native land for fear of all sorts of things coming back to haunt him. If I despair, is it any wonder that so many others despair, are disillusioned, turn away ? Something is terribly wrong. The Church has got it wrong in so many things. It’s time for a big change. A reformation. Actually, it’s time for me to walk away.

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We will claim our church back from the clerical perverts. Reform will be lead by the laity and first step is to starve the nonces of dosh.

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The Facebook post was liked by Mulhall CSSR, the Redemptorist for whom the Redemptorists have no room for in Clonard Monastery. On Facebook he calls himself “Brendan Unico”.

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Hasn’t Fr Francis / Morgan Gavin been sent from the Birmingham Oratory to the nascent Dublin one ? Brother of the + Cork Gavin.

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The Silverstream Visitation was destined to fail. One third of the Visitors is a timid desk priest, the second was a Boilerhouse frequenter, and the third heads a declining monastery with a very different outlook and with a history shot through with abuse.

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On the topic of yesterday, the poor monk has been wronged. Whistleblowers are trodden upon. Also the case in the Gardaí and governmental departments.
I pray for the monk. Church Militant might like to speak with him. They’ve spoken with former priests and seminarians who have been shunned for speaking out about wrong doing.
A disgraceful unwritten mantra by some in the Church; Thou shalt not speak out about wrongdoing. ☹️ Thou shalt not get caught. ☹️
My time in the blog wilderness is something like a Lenten journey.
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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Seamus will you ever go way and get a life,or at least a mate…. your a simpleton in front of a screen, seriously!

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3 dimension sign off, you must be very lonely Séamus, inside and outside your four walls, you crater!

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You people, giving opinions on everything and anything and most of you don’t have a clue, except short ass syndrome.

Opinion don’t mean shit in life!

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Seamus if I was to show my true colours, you’d be speechless!
People are tired of telling you to piss off with priest, god loving condescending bullshit and you refuse to see it, repeatedly…. In denial…
EVER hear the expression….
‘if more than one says it, it must be true’…. Maybe you should start taking things on board…

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I have humbly posted on the previous days blog story. I message in peace. If people like you and others want to throw abuse at me, that is a reflection of ye and the people ye are.
I do not lower myself to your level and I humbly move on.
Is mise le meas,
Séamus
PAX

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Your also in denial…

Being humble won’t save you on this blog, and don’t lower to my level, and ignore everything like you usually do, it’s done wonders for you so far on this blog!

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Lied to by the church,not helped or supported, branded whatever suited them, raped at my lowest…
By fuck there will be a few reality checks in this bitch, blocking won’t save nobody, especially sly sneaky two faced cunts!

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But if your well articulated comments opinions and views on this blog give you satisfaction because nobody listens or cares otherwise to anything ye have to say…. If this gives you a boost, then fair play ye must be lonely with nothing in life of your looking for gratification on this blog that your opinion counts in life!

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Approve barking Brenda’s comments again if not mine, although the. Rater is mentally disabled… And you took the royal piss out of her…

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I just. hope as a 71 year old
This terrible religion has to end.
The Vatican will be destroyed God will destroy it.
Evil Horrible Organisation has to End.
Telling people False things.
I call them Satanists.

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