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IF THE MURDERERS OF JESUS ARE IN HEAVEN THEN FR LOMASNEY CAN BE THERE TOO.

Michael Lomasney RIP

We must make a MASSIVE distinction between condemning Fr Lomasney’s particular actions and judging where his eternal soul has gone to.

We can condemn somebody’s actions in this life – but we have no right to judge their departed souls. That is God’s right and only God’s right.

What sin could be worse than MURDERING GOD?

And if those people on Calvary who did that were forgiven by Jesus as he died, then there is no such a thing as an unforgivable sin.

As he died Jesus prayed:

Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”.

As Father Faber’s famous hymn says:

“There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, like the widenessnof the sea”.

Just before Fr Lomasney died in that chair he could have thrown himself on the mercy of God and asked forgiveness for all the sins of his life.

And if he did that, he was forgiven and went to heaven.

And if he didn’t do that, he is still a beneficiary of Christ’s death on the cross and we can believe, as with all of us, that his sins were washed clean by the blood of Our Lord.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, I shall make them as white as snow”.

THE REAL POINT BEHIND THE EXAMINATION OF FR LOMASNEY’S LIFE AND DEATH.

I’m sure that when Fr Lomasney entered Maynooth at the tender age of 18 he was full of faith, hope and love. Im, sure he fervently said his prayers.

I hope that when took his promise of celibacy he did it sincerely – unless something serious or sexual happened to him in Maynooth?

Any man who taked his celibacy promise with his fingers crossed or with a mental reservation would, in my mind, invalidate the sacrament.

And this has happened.

THE REAL QUESTION:

The real question is this: “How did a good, young Cloyne seminarian become so involved in homosexual dysfunctionality that he had sex on an altar?

What happened?

What was the process?

What, or who, led him astray?

A TEMPLATE FOR WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE CHURCH:

In itself, Fr Lomasney’s story is not another 9/11.

But it serves as a examination template for what has happened and is happening among the bishops, priests and religious of the church.

What has created the McCarricks, the Maciels, the Brendan Smiths?

In the Irish church what process created the Eamon Caseys, the Michael Clearys, the Richard Purcells, the Ger Fitzgeralds, the Gerry Careys.

What process led to the 2016 Maynooth Summer of Strange Goings On?

What process has led to the decline of the Cistercians, the Dominicans, the Redemptorists and others?

THE ANSWER:

Pope Francis might blame the Devil?

Others might blame Vatican II?

But the real answer must be that the church has become the way it has because it has abandoned Christ, his Way and his teachings.

Because a church, with Christ at its heart could not be involved in financial corruption, abuse of power, total worldliness, sexual dysfunctionality, abuses of all kinds, lies, cover-up, political interference, murder and so on.

The Roman Catholic Church, is not currently a CHRISTIAN church ( in the true sense if the word) – if it ever was?

It has become an international corporation. The pope is the World President. The cardinals are the the International Vice Presidents. The bishops are the regional managers. The parish priests are the branch managers.

The Roman Catholic Church “incorpotated”.

And now, their business is contracting. Their customers are going elsewhere. Their reserves are threatened. Their buildings are endangered. Their income is on the wain.

I wonder. I just wonder, if Hurricane Spirit is gaining strength and coming our way?

161 replies on “IF THE MURDERERS OF JESUS ARE IN HEAVEN THEN FR LOMASNEY CAN BE THERE TOO.”

You are right that only Almighty God will be our judge. but you seem to be saying everything is forgiven, that is not the case. Remember the words ‘Depart from me ye cursed into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels’. The actions of this disgraceful priest are so heinous and satanic that no matter what happened to him in life or his alcoholism is an
excuse for his actions.

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8.14
Thanks be to God that God is God.
Did you ever reflect on what it says about you that you consider sexual sin to be the most grievous? Ask God for mercy! He is gracious and does not trat us according to our faults.

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8.14 your right but do you really need to be dead when your mind and body have no existance for possible gratification from a fictional character, once your dead and it won’t matter, why people look for judgment when their dead to justify their decisions in life, is hilarious…
Doesn’t matter what you do when your dead it matters what you do when your here

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7.30
Thanks for sharing and great to have the audio option.
Some humour in the story of Francis’ comparing spiritual worldliness, in the words of de Lubac as worse than the concubine popes.
L’Osservatore Romano when reporting these words changed them coyly to concubine fathers. Francis said the paper was afraid of the truth and hope the newspaper would correct itself. 😀

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10:40am

I think you should look to yourself and your own sins before judging other’s. He might not be as gracious as you hope and ‘trat’ you accordingly.🤣🤣🤣

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12.05
I prefer to trust the holy acriptures and magisterium of the church. Have a glance at Psalm 103; the Gospel of Luke (almost every page); Dives in misericordia of JPII; or Misericordiae Vultus of Francis.

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10.40
When Theres a sin sexual or not, at anyone’s hour of need is God really their port of call, especially questioning something as some as their sexually, surely people can’t be that stupid or weak….

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Think about it

Christianity teaches us that we are equal

So who is god? Why is he our judge?

He’s no better than us

Be who you are and what you want to be

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Thomas you should think about what you said Christianity teaches us we are equal? But no one is equal to God, He is our maker and our judge to say He is no better than us you can’t be a Christian.

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I can’t bear to look at Bergoglio, never mind reading the turgid, banal rubbish he comes out with.

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10 40 regardless of people’s problem and issues if they need to look to hcirch and God for basic answers like that, then there is truley something wrong with them…

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Interesting to delve into Fr. Lomansey’s life as a way of understanding why so much dysfunctionality of personalities, behaviour and actions take root in an institution, the Church. Interestingly, in the Sunday papers yesterday there were three stories of well known people – all male – who lived destructive, drug and drink fuelled lives; men who made choices and ended up in destructive relationships, life destroying company, to the point of complete breakdown. However, they finally sought professional help but the scars of childhood traumas, family divisions and harmful relationships left their long term effects. It took all 3 of them years to recover to some level of living but they know it will be require a life long daily vigilance. In Fr. Lomansey’s case, there obviously were many factors at play in his life. I know from study, from my own therapy for depression and from talking to so many in ministry, destructive behaviour always has a background. If we deliberately leave this dimension out when judging others, as has been done in the case of this priest, then our assessment will be partial, biased, unjust and we use his story as s battering ram for the Church. There are multi faceted reasons for dysfunctional behaviour in those whose lives manifest such behaviour. Having availed of therapy, I was surprised to know how many men, in particular, from all backgrounds and professions, found themselves in horrible, dark places, much of it being the result of unresolved childhood and teenage traumas. Somehow when a priest is in a similar dark, destructive place, the judgment is worse, from fellow colleagues, sadly. I recall saying to my therapist that I felt ashamed of being in therapy, placing the fragments of the past bare, and feeling a great shame, simply because I was a priest. He immediately undid that crazy myth. We are, as priests, human beings first and foremost and are therefore not free from the daily vagaries and impact of life’s challenges, emotionally, mentally, sexually, spiritually. This starting point enabled me to begin as I am – as a human being. Grace builds on nature. Over time I discovered this truth. I believe when we deal with priests whose lives have fallen apart and who have fallen over time for a myriad of reasons, what they need are professional people to help, advise and support them. Perhaps Fr. Lomansey reached that almost unreddemable dark place, not helped by the horrible crushing commentary on this blog. And sadly, in death, he is being treated unkindly. The essay about God forgiving him is a bit late. GOD’S MERCY IS BEYOND IMAGINING BY THOSE WHO CRUSH OTHERS IN THEIR DARKNESS, ADDICTIONS AND MORAL FAILINGS. Somehow, the attempt now to spiritualise his death is a little sickening. Could it be guilt? While we must never acquiesce in any wrongful behaviour, we must be careful with “the little psychology,/psychiatry” we use so that we don’t go in destroying a person further into the darkness of their lives. This, sadly, is done all too frequently on this blig. Maybecwe need a new ethos, a new temolate for assessing itherscwhi become the ficus of this had a, merciless blog. Could it be that the awful narratives written about this priest and ithers frovebthem iver the top? We really must be careful about how we treat ithers, even when their behaviour is disreputable and morally wrong. Yes, there us avwudeness in God’s mercy….Can we also have an ocean of empathy, mercy and kind understanding!!!

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I like and agree with much of what you have to say.

I voluntarily went into therapy for 5 years and the freedom afterwards was amazing.

But dont try and overegg your wisdom.

I feel absolutely no guilt over my coverage of Michael Lomasney and his depraved act on the altar.

People must know about these things and your attempts as a priest to excuse and cover-up sacrileges and clerical misbehaviours IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

The life and death of fr Lomasney needs to be examined forensically as part of the vital examination of what makes the RCC so corrupt and the priesthood so hypocritical and dysfunctional.

So Father, get used to the light that needs to be shone into the dark clerical corners where you and your colleagues operate.

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10.43: Is this the depth of your depth? Sgallow, stupud, vacuous, and says nothing worthwhile.

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10.43
My apologies! It was your original post ar 8.38 I reffered to as great. The trite response was the idiot at 9.03 reacting to yours and who has nothing to contribute. Pax!

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10.43: Tell me how I am out of my depth!! I have much learned knowledge re: psychology and therapy. I speak out of experiences and learning. Perhaps I have absorbed much too much compassion – wisely I hope – and also absorbed the essence of the gospel of Christ. Like Pat in a previous snooty response to my comment, you too are smarmy and obviously lacking in Christian kindness and compassion. I believe my insights are balanced, thoughtful and fair. I’m certain that if I wasn’t a cleric, my comment would be received more positively…Says much, doesn’t it??

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I’m all mixed up now. There’s an abundance of comments about triteness and it’s hard to follow who’s accusing or apologising to whom. I thought the longest comment, by the priest, was excellent and not trite.

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3.36
Yes. I thought so to. The trite comment referred to the idiot who adds nothing to conversations here apart and who uses vulgar language towards others and cab’t rise above issues like fabric. The long post was very well written.

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No one led the young gay seminarian astray, Bp Pat; he probably heard Mick had a big one and wanted to see it, and one thing led to another.

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Oh how I looove it when bigots start talking about nature and homosexuality. I have news for you – God put a man’s g-spot in a place where it is most easily accessed up the bum. Yes, that’s right – God designed men for ecstasy by being penetrated. 🍑

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1.31: Oh dear.. how careful we must be!!! But thanks. Hope, like me, you haven’t sent text messages to others by mistake!! Can be very embarrassing..

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2:15pm
I don’t know about being out of your depth, but you’re certainly up yourself re: your learned knowledge of psychology and therapy? You sound too much like another idiot on here known as Uriah Heep, too sweet to be wholesome and living a fantasy life. Nor do I believe you’re a cleric.
you’re certainly full of yourself!.

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3:48pm
I think you should loosen that pink polyester basque you insist on wearing you know its two sizes to tight for you. You know it makes you irritable, your post is as usual not well written, it’s ‘can’t not cab’t’ try spellcheck . God Bless.

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5.28
Hypocrite! To call people, including HF Francis b****x and then to end a post pretending to call down a blessing from God.
Spiritual worldliness “is the worst of the evils to beset the Church; indeed, worse than that at the time of the concubine Popes”.
– Henri de Lubac, citing a Benedictine source and quoted by Pope Francis this week.

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Vaster far than any ocean,
deeper than the deepest sea
is the love of Christ my Saviour,
reaching through eternity.

But my sins are truly many,
is God’s grace so vast, so deep?
Yes, there’s grace o’er sin abounding,
grace to pardon, grace to keep.

Can He quench my thirst for ever?
Will His Spirit strength impart?
Yes, He gives me living water
springing up within my heart.

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12.16
You ought to inform yourself of the moral categories involved, and of the i sights of modern psychology before you express judgemental responses based not on reason but on your emotive state of mind and on outdated understandings of nature and what is natural.

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The only thing that has happened Pat is that Most Bishops, Priests etc don’t Pray any more and more so do not believe. That’s the major issue. It opens the door then for Satan to enter the Church and take over.

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9.14: A sweeping statement. Some may not be as holy or prayerful as expected but saying “most” is a lie. Of course the holy of holies, Pat, agrees. What’s new?

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There are two problems with Hilarium’s point.
They are that the church is a) one, holy catholic and apostolic and b) indefectible.
The church therefore can’t just disappear but must be marked by its holiness. Hilarium will also know that in Catholic theology these things can be known by reason and seen by reason.
So if the church hasn’t just vanished but the body calling itself is not known for its holiness by the ordinary intelligent person it is not the church. You may say that it isn’t fair to tar the whole church with the same brush and I would retort that the catholic church will be visibly holy to anyone seeing it. A church with a hierarchy which collectively facilitated mortal sin by its clergy for decades is not visibly holy, cannot be made so by odd examples of supposed holiness and thus is not the church.
You will note that I am not expressing a sedevacantist position as such and am not expressing an opinion where the church can be found.
WAKE UP.

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12.08
And what about Francis’ reference during the week to de Lubac’s phrase ‘concubine popes’? You don’t see anything defective here?

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2:11 I haven’t read Francis’s comments and wanted to avoid being mistaken for making a specifically sedevacantist point when my point was much broader. That said since my point was that since in Catholic theology the church is holy and indefectible, the church must exist and must be visibly holy. So popes doing terrible things with impunity, persistently and with no apparent intervention by divine grace, would suggest that body is not the Catholic church.

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3.41
You are an unreconstructed sedevacantist if you reach such a conclusion.
It’s not Catholic theology.

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4:54 That’s why I stressed not trying to make a sedevacantist point. My point remains that in Catholic theology the church is holy, indefectible and should be visibly holy to reason.
That’s the real problem here, that I do think Francis is the pope, but also think that sticking strictly to Catholic theology the Catholic Church is plainly not the Catholic Church!
To come at it the other way the Catholic Church should rightly strike the ordinary person as the conduit of grace it is appointed to be. Because of sin you would expect problems, failure etc, but when the odd case of holiness despite the rampant corruption does not come across as holy.
For example, all of the bishops without exception followed the disastrous mandate for how to deal with clerical sexual abuse. Is it likely that Catholic bishops would all without exception do that? No.
In the Catholic church you would expect such sin to be cut out even if it flourished in odd places.
My point with this is nobody has come up with a convincing explanation for why this happened and using strictly Catholic theology, it indicates the Catholic Church is not the Catholic Church.

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5.42
It was ever thus.
Take Jesus’ disciples – who had the benefit of his person, his company and his love. One of them betrayed him. Another denied him. All of the Twelve deserted him (according to the Synoptics).
The church’s glorious history and her sinful history are inseparable like wheat and weeds.
It’s Jesus whores ue us and not we ourselves.

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7.55
Last line should read:
It’s Jesus who rescues us and not we ourselves.

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12.08: I’m mystified as to how you extrapolated such verbiage from a very short statement. All I said in one sentence is that “some” (clerics) may be unholy but not “most”. That’s the lie (most) I do not accept. St. Paul says- “You are God’s chosen people, his saints (holy ones) and dearly loved and you must be clothed in sincere compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience..” St. Paul was quite clear about everyone’s call to holiness. All of us who form the community of God’s people, Pobal De, are called to holiness. If by baptism we share in Christ’s life, we are each called to take on Christ: to be holy and spotless. What a challenge but a noble calling. In my experience of over 40 years, I have witnessed this call to holiness among laity, clerics and religious. I’ve been blessed to have encountered wonderful Christ-like people in all categories of people. If by holiness we mean “totally and uncomprimisingly of Christ”, then we won’t find many holy people but I have met many, many who are close to the ideal. As an institution, the Church contains many holy people. This I believe. Yes, there are some clerics who are not holy, ones who do not pray or who are not Christ-like – but not “most”. That’s a lie. If we are to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect, we make the decision daily to live this injunction of Christ. Achieving holiness is a life long journey. I am inspired by Saint John Henry Newman’s phrase: “. Here below, to live is to change and to be perfect is to change often..”. WAKE UP!!

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No, Hilarium. Catholic teaching is that the church is holy. All of your explanation fall well short of that.
You also miss the example I gave that disproves your claim that the majority of clergy are not bad. From the sixties for the next forty years all of the bishops without exception followed the church’s evil instructions to cover up and facilitate mortal sin by the clergy.
Not a few. All of them.

And the fact the church (as articulated by your comment) has utterly failed to deal with this fact in even a theological way is absolutely ridiculous.

Can you reconcile this blanket evil without anyone standing up to stop it, and your claims?
Can you reconcile this with the statement that the Catholic Church is holy?
I don’t think you can also and the inescapable conclusion is that the Catholic Church is not the Catholic Church.

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12:41pm

You ought to inform yourself of what is natural. Nature does not change to suit your modern psychology and what your ill-informed reason wants to be natural. It either is nature or it isn’t it cant be changed just to suit your updated understanding of what is nature or natural.

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Most of the couples I have spoken to who practice anal sex are heterosexual.

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12:52 Did I say nature has changed?
If you actually read my comment I said that God designed men that way.
It is your morality which has changed and is the newcomer.

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Pat, yes. And straight men frequently want to know how to get their prostate massaged.

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12.52
The cosmos is full of instances where nature does change and evolve to meet new sets of conditions. Read de Chardin.

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Pat at 2:20 They do and I explain to them how to relax into it and make it problem free. Usually it’s because a friend of theirs has had his girlfriend do it and has told them what it’s like. 🤣

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What is this thing about murder of Jesus ? It was the will of the Father that His only son should be crucified by his own people. It was not murder, but a human sacrifice for our sins. Bishop Pat writes about the contraction of the church and a shortage of good priests. Though I agree with these two sentiments of his, nevertheless, people seem to have lost the one strength of Catholicism – faith. During the reformation when Catholics were martyred both priests and lay people, the church shrunk, but it came out of those dark days, stronger and leaner. Who is to say, Bishop or no, that the current state of the Church means the end of Roman Catholicism ? Have faith. God knows what he is about and won`t let us down, but it will be to His timetable not ours.

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The Catholic Church ( Roman) between the years 1900 and 2000 increased by 1000 percent globally. Fact. Neutral mathematical reality.

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Somebody doesn’t know how to use statistics because this is not a ‘neutral’ reality – you have failed to account for all the other things changing. The world population increased over sixfold between the beginning and end of the century, for example. It is also not very sensible to talk about religious statistics in the twentieth century and fail to mention the prodigious increase in religious practice after world war 2.
When people talk about the decline of religious communities and mass attendance after Vatican 2 they never take account that the 1950s saw an unprecedented peak in mass attendance and membership of orders.
People who try to use statistics should really make an effort to understand them and be able to understand the context and crunch the numbers.

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So is religious practice in England better now that it was in 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940?

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I suspect that television has done more than anything else to create the decline of religion – both belief and practice.

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I agree most bishops and senior clergy don’t believe in God, Man or the Devil.
Privately they are contemptuous of lay people and only care about the brotherhood and what each other think.
Homosexuality is the key to Catholics priesthood – majority are cruel Queens who enjoy the trappings of power and privilege.
Trust me privately they don’t believe in heaven or he’ll, prayer or any of the moral teaching and take the piss out of people who do.
It’s a gay club run like the Mafia – Omertà, killing peoples faith with scandal after scandal and obsessed with money and power.
And given Satan is the Prince of this World I’d say he’s got things pretty sowed up – except thankfully his gates won’t prevail.

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10.12

You are correct…. the cerebral core of the RCC is an ebbing tide as a result…. Ominous for the future and as I have blogged before… it’s why Bergoglio is hosted so “ royally “ in the Arab world…. Their un evolved “ traditions are akin to evolving catholic cultures ( lower case and plural deliberate).

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11.18

I have just discovered you are an actuary in arbitrage…. Apologies for getting in the ring with you.😂😂😂

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11.18
You would appear to be someone ( if not already know to you) who would be interested in the Maynooth Statutes of 1957 ( ? almost sure) … and there is no need to point out to one as erudite as yourself the reason why…

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I worked on Lough Derg and the cynicism, back-biting, mocking of lay faith and competive bantz and queeny, waspish put-downs when the clergy met in their common room at the end of every day was shocking. Many of them wouldn’t actually do the pilgrimage themselves, as pilgrims, and mocked most of it.

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1.39

So your quest for knowledge is not proportionate to your proficient field..?

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Mel Gibson talks Pope Francis, Abp. Viganò, Canceled Priests, Bad Bishops, Latin Mass, Quo Primum

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My favorite bible passage is the one where Jesus tells the disciples to schedule a zoom meeting and hire a firm for reputation management.

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It was sad and disturbing to hear that Mel Gibson said that some US Bishops turned their back on him when he met with them to discuss the Passion film.
They should be ashamed of themselves.
Why do they threaten so easily?
Why do they despise lay men and women?
Why do so many who encounter a bishop encounter spite, cruelty, malice and contempt?
Is it any wonder that the RC church is a failing and utterly irrelevant organisation.
Gibson fronted up 20 million dollars of his own money and the Passion turned over over 300 million at the box office.

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Obviously it’s because someone else had thought about it and the bishops weren’t interested because it wasn’t all about them. The Christ is merely a conduit for their personal power.

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Speaking mercifully about our hope for those gone before us isn’t far from recognising our own need of mercy.
The Fool’s Prayer
The royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: “Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!”
The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.
He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch’s silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: “O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!
“No pity, Lord, could change the heart
From red with wrong to white as wool;
The rod must heal the sin: but Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!
“‘Tis not by guilt the onward sweep
Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay;
‘Tis by our follies that so long
We hold the earth from heaven away.
“These clumsy feet, still in the mire,
Go crushing blossoms without end;
These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust
Among the heart-strings of a friend.
“The ill-timed truth we might have kept—
Who knows how sharp it pierced and stung?
The word we had not sense to say—
Who knows how grandly it had rung!
“Our faults no tenderness should ask.
The chastening stripes must cleanse them all;
But for our blunders — oh, in shame
Before the eyes of heaven we fall.
“Earth bears no balsam for mistakes;
Men crown the knave, and scourge the tool
That did his will; but Thou, O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!”
The room was hushed; in silence rose
The King, and sought his gardens cool,
And walked apart, and murmured low,
“Be merciful to me, a fool!”
-Edward Sill

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4.38
Be reconciled with God. Express your sorry and ask his forgiveness and you have received it. Trust in his love and mercy. It’s your inheritance.

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Hell is not what we were created for, it is not our natural state. We were made to be in communion with God, ourselves and others. The complete and consistent exerction of the will against these ends which would result in someone’s ending up in hell would be a remarkable achievement altogether. I am not saying that there is no one in hell, Jesus himself seems to suggest that there will be sheep as well as goats. What I am saying though is the discordant note of our weakness in these relationships is not the last word for a person of faith who has the vision to keep trying. Each day when we plant our feet on the ground we can decide our path, a path trod in the little, unassuming choices to do some good to bring positivity not pain. I’ll remember you this evening hoping that you can accept your humanity as the crack where the light gets in. As the assurance of God’s mercy and not a cause for despair.
P.s apologies for the long post😅 🙈🙊

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4.38
Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning
If I lacked anything.
“A guest,” I answered, “worthy to be here”:
Love said, “You shall be he.”
“I, the unkind, ungrateful? Ah, my dear,
I cannot look on thee.”
Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,
“Who made the eyes but I?”
“Truth, Lord; but I have marred them; let my shame
Go where it doth deserve.”
“And know you not,” says Love, “who bore the blame?”
“My dear, then I will serve.”
“You must sit down,” says Love, “and taste my meat.”
So I did sit and eat.
George Herbert

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Thank you to 3.50pm and 3.57pm. I am the person with the fear of going to hell. The reason for it, and why it heaps higher daily, is my regret and shame about my poor parenting. I have a son, an only child, aged 11, and when he was very young I (his father) was having a mid-life crisis and went off the rails and was absent, going to pubs, having sex with strangers. He, meanwhile was at home with his mother, who is unwell mentally, in large part due to me. I’d give anything to have those years back and spend that time at home having a normal family life. I took him for granted and thought he was more robust than he was. Children feel things deeply and lack the vocab and reasoning powers to deal with it.
I missed his 9th birthday, it was just him and his mother at it. I was in Wetherspoons.
My son now lacks confidence, I believe he is traumatised by the poor childhood and that will have a long shadow his whole life.
Because new effects of that emerge, I am freshly reminded of how I harmed my own child, and that the harms will outlast me. I will never have his childhood back and neither will he. I never thought I’d be a bad father.

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@5.29 beautiful poem in the back of the breviary. Have found it very consoling in the past. Thanks for sharing and bringing to mind anew.

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Maybe your overwhelming conviction is correct. It is indeed a blessing to realise it now, perhaps it will spur you on to great acts of charity.

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3.43pm
Thanks I wasn’t sure but your answer has made the reason very clear.
I won’t wonder any more as I know the answer – thank you.
The key is, from what your saying, is if not the bishops idea then their not interested – I see, it’s as if originality and creativity resides within the Bishop Pric.
It’s a tough one isn’t it because it would be quite a stretch to make the Passion of the Christ all about them.
But hey maybe they can – they are after all Gods representatives on earth.

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5.40: You are very honest about your life and your regrets about past failings. You also desire to be better and to be a renewed and changed man. Trauma comes in many ways. Perhaps you had a poor childhood. Perhaps you were not fully cared for. Often we bring our childhood and teenage traumas into adulthood. Being a parent is not easy. We fail at times. You must not however carry your shame and guilt forever. Have you had counselling to help you unravel your personal issues? It us good to do that. Always look for options. Therapy/counselling is a wonderful option. Men particularly find it difficult to open up about their struggles but find a good therapist and bring your dilemmas in full over time to that therapist. God nevervwrutes us off because if suns and failures. Believe in your self worth in the eyes of God. He will not desert you in your suffering. Admitting what you have admitted is the first step to a new life, healing and recovery. I’ll keep you in orayer. Please seek professional help. You won’t regret it.

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5:40 Depending on how old your son is if you apologise to him (you don’t say whether you have already) and explain in an age-appropriate way that you did things wrong and regret it, he will respect you for it.

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Thanks again to all for the kindness. I will seek help. I had a bad childhood and must break that cycle. I had marriage guidance before but didn’t like it because it was 45 minutes of enerumerating the various ways I was a shit. Most of it true but I didn’t and don’t want to hear it.

I will apologise, including about the birthday, which we are both too embarrassed about to talk about and my poor boy is too kind to talk about the pain and worthlessness that would have made him feel on his big day. Without help I will do destructive behaviours again, including being too lax, out of guilt, as my son goes into teenage years, just when he needs order, stability and predictability.

Once again, thanks to all. I’m very moved and a bit lighter. That is all I’ll say. Thank you.

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I have never heard a RC priest ever give a demon about:
Death, judgement, heaven, hell, the last and final judgement or (and most of all this one) the second coming.
I mean never, not once, I could be forgive for thinking that they believe in none of the aforementioned and if they do they haven’t got a clue about how to teach or preach on these things.
I’m pretty sure most clergy haven’t a clue about the second coming and hell well you never here about sin so we ain’t gonna hear about hell.
Jesus referred to hell but may we hope that all men and women will be saved.
I don’t think any parent would jettison their child to an eternity of suffering and anguish therefore perhaps God in his mercy shows mercy on everyone.
I’m fine with the notion that in the intimate and private moments of someone’s life they cry out to God in sorrow and repentance – Hitjler, Stallin, Blair, Bush, 9/12 Bombers, me!!
This much I know – hookers, drinks, drug addicts, pardophiles, murderers, thief’s are in heaven but I’m less sure about clergy who are sure of their righteousness (ontological change) and look down on everyone else.
But hey Gods mercy had no limits, no bounds – I think that ever time I look at a crucifix.
Oh and this I’m sure of – sexual sins are like dirty clothes they are easily washed away – whereas pride, greed and covering up sexual crimes for the sake of the reputation of a monolithic institution is a harder stain to shift.

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The only time I have heard a Catholic priest make reference to anything like that he mentioned the rapture and seemed unaware that it isn’t even a mainstream evangelical thing. Hopeless.

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The future is in God’s hands. Much better that sermons deal with what has been and what is. The virtue of hope then comes into its own.,

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I didn’t know that Fr Faber wrote the lyrics of that powerful, rousing hymn ‘There’s a wideness…’
I’d always associated it with Methodists/Anglicans. So I learned something new today.

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#Funfact “O God Our Help in Ages Past” was Ian Paisley’s favourite hymn. It wasn’t written by Fr Faber. The dodgy doctor thought that it was an anthem for the beleaguered Protestant people of Ulster.

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Why does the Devil have the best tunes?
Why am I happier in a brewery or a brothel than a church?
Why are drunks and sex workers better company than most clergy?
Why are religious people so po faced and four?
Babettes feast had the right idea – eat, drink and be Merry for tomorrow we might die and go to heaven!!

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Pat, do us all a favour and ban Mulvihill. This awkward contrarian who writes gibberish, passed as pseudo intellectual prose is irritating. He says nothing worthwhile on the issues being discussed. He is, essentially an absurd attention seeker.

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… “ us all”……. Please declare your constituents from your ever so brave anonymity.

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7.45: Like the majority of commenters on this blog, I am entitled to subscribe as anonymous. Just like you, you dope. I’m not the first to recognise Mulvihill’s utter gibberish. He’s posing as some clever man but he is a contrarian enigma. I could be a teacher, a civil servant, a doctor, a retired professor, a priest, a religious, a farmer, a fireman… .anything you wish: your pleasure, miss!! 😂🤣😄🤣😂😉👜👜👜😊😋😎😄😄😁..

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8:02 Whatever else you may be you’re an idiot. Read your comment and read mine and you will see that I was replying to you about Mulvihill and not commenting about you. But I now will, stupid twat.

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I think William is great for having the courage to use his own name, one of the few to do so. He is never abusive and does not reply in kind to the abuse he sometimes gets here. I value what he says and there is an authenticity to it. I think if Bishop Buckley is looking for censors to act as gatekeepers and to ban people, he’ll ask for them.

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7.54

Thank you sincerely…..I appreciate your affirming and kind words. I am endeavouring to find my way in a very new disposition after all my years in the RCC. I attach a value to this Blog, not withstanding it’s punitive application s towards those who don’t match its perfections.

Thank you again. Only kindness matters in the end: second last paragraph of Uffingtons book, The Greatest Lie Ever Told. Only Kindness matters…. All else falls/ will fall away.

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8.02

I doubt you are any of those you have listed. I suspect what you are, you did not list….. a little pseudo physiological guess….

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8.02
If by any chance you are Tyler Kinney…. Please send an autographed photo please?

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You have a strange understanding of prose if you think my contribution s constitute such…

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7.25: I think Millie you need to relearn English…and how to properly and intelligently construct sentences. Your prose – or should I say – raimeis – is a peculiar style, almost indecipherable.

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Do you know that “ indecipherablility” has a purpose…. Social and otherwise….

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I watched with interest the contributions concerning another recently… and the call of the herd for his banning. I reserve my opinion on that subject.

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My last comment turns out as the 99 th on the blog today. I just googled 99 in Numerology. I took solace in it after the terrible comments of 7.14😂😂😂😂

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7.47: Your 99th comnent so dar??? I inky ciuntedc15, which is far too many, considering you are saying nothing. What happened the bitter 84 comments??? Think you’re delusional or perhaps are seeing doubles and trebles!! . Pat, do you understand this man?

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8.10

Please pay attention in class… it was the 99 th comment on the blog today…. Not my 99th…. Though I did have a Teddy’s 99 earlier!

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A vintage day on the blog today. Trauma, sedevacantism, prostate massage, the marks of the church and child rearing. I honestly don’t think there is anywhere else you would get that mixture.

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8.20: The biggest ERROR of all – William Mulvihill. You ain’t all there Millicent…

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8.35
No Paddy… I don’t… how are things on the flat plains of K ?

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Some of our brethren have been led into temptation and have delivered themselves to evil. It is terrible and tragic.
People have free will. The good wolf. The bad wolf. The wolf you feed more. You decide.
The Roman’s Romanised the Catholic Church. It’s all in the name! Some people get tangled up in the Romanised Church. Some embrace the Catholic Church as followers of Christ.
The Early Church or the Imperial Church. The Church you embrace more. You decide.
PAX

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The churches (denominations) thriving in England and opening more branches are: a) Hillsong (whose world leader’s (Brian Houston late Pastor father was a convicted child abuser); and b) Holy Trinity Brompton (htb) evangelical Anglican church plants and partnerships (flying under the C of E, as a flag of convenience). There’s even a Dublin Hillsong, no doubt it will be in Belfast, Derry and Larne soon.

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It’s so good to see. The church’s real management mistake was to base the bastard in the US to rake the money in – this means the punitive damages under US law will be HUGE, judging by the list in that video.
Please give generously to Peter’s litigation defence fund.

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Pray the Rosary! Priests need our prayers and not our criticism or judgement. They need the rosary so bad

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Nah they need criticising and judging. It might sink in.
And if not they need controlling by law.
Praying for them has obviously not been a resounding success so far.

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Obviously members of the Church of England are the only ones left with sufficient understanding of the Catholic faith to know that. 😂

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+Pat: I noted your comment concerning Magna a few, days ago. You said that he had “used up” his quota for the day, or similar words to that effect.
Could you please apply the same restriction to William Mulvilill.
I share the opinion of comments above. They are far too repetitive, regularly indecipherable, and extremely weary to have to continually scroll past to seek comments that make sense.
Thank you.

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What sin could be worse than murdering God?

Seriously pat, Cop on now a small bit.. ….

Murdering a human … Etc…

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I don’t know pay been forced to attend mass as a every Sunday listening to them preaching, I don’t know who is God? I know plenty that tbonk they are God… Deluded…

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As opposed to murdering a fictional person… Thats being used to hook and manipulative society for recognition glory money and nothing else… To make them feel like God, because their supporters are simple and weak and ye pray on them… And they are none the wiser…

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People can’t make up their own minds, they need the church…
Sheep, all sheep!
And I’m the asshole…

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Only God can judge me, when I die lol once I’m dead I won’t care about or what, it won’t matter by then lol
Stop will ye… This just gets funnier…

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