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DID GALWAY PRIEST WITH COCAINE ADDICTION HAVE ON LINE SEX WITH WOMAN IN USA.

Ive heard from a lady in the USA who says she had an online sexual relationship with a priest from Galway.

She had an on line relationship with an Irish man. When they met on the chat site he told me after some time that he was a priest and she didn’t believe him. She thought he was joking with her. Then he sent her to his parish website to watch him celebrating Mass.

She is not a Catholic.

She asked him for a photograph and he told her to go and watch him celebrating Mass on his parish website.

He played a lot of head games with her during that time. The last time they spoke it was towards the end of Easter and he was celebrating the Stations of the Cross which was broadcast live and she noticed he was just sniffing and sniffing and sniffing and she told him people would know he was taking cocaine.

Another time he showed her an on line photograph of him holding a small bag of cocaine.

She says she is a sincere person and does not take screen shots of anyone she talks to on line. She says that is mainly done by people who want to blackmail other people later and that she would never do that.

The priest always rang her when it was very late at night in Ireland and he was always drunk and had taken cocaine.

She says they had online sex together including mutual masturbation etc.

The priest told her that he was leaving the priesthood and was going to the US to be with her.

She is also very seriously worried about him from the point of the view of his alcohol and cocaine addiction.

She says she is hurt by his deception but  is not a scorned woman.

Of course, she thinks to be doing what he doing and be a priest at the same time is gross hypocrisy.

She says he is also on a website which is for transgender / transsexual people.

INITIAL EMAIL FROM US LADY

I live in America. I met Father Xxxxxxx Xxxx on a internet chat site earlier this year and engaged in a online sexual relationship with him for months including facetime where we would mutually masturbate.

He had previously engaged (and was caught) having sexual relations with a person in his parish and I suspected and confronted him about some evidence I had that he was engaging in sexual acts not only online not just with women.

I believe that he may be at least bisexual.

He also revealed to me during the time that we were talking that he was heavily addicted to cocaine and on several occasions did it while we were on face chat.

There are a couple videos that were posted to the Xxxxxx Parish Facebook  – mass live streams and you can tell that he has a cocaine problem especially given the way he sniffs during the entire service.

EMAIL TO THE RC BISHOP OF GALWAY

Brendan Kelly

20th September 2021

Dear Brendan,

I have heard from a lady in the USA who says that she has had an online sexual relationship with Father Xxxxxxx Xxxxx

She says they engaged in mutual masturbation etc.

She also says that Father Xxxxx has an ongoing alcohol and cocaine addiction and that he has shared photographs with her with him holding a bag of cocaine.

Apparently, Father Xxxxx promised her he was leaving the priesthood and going to the USA to be with her.

Apart from any other appropriate action it would seem that Father Xxxxx needs professional help with his addictions.

Because of the illegal nature of the cocaine aspect I have informed the Galway Gardai of the matter.

Sincerely yours,

+ Pat Buckley

PAT SAYS:

These cases of priests having sex keep coming. Mainly they are with men. This one is with a woman – with trans and cocaine aspects added into the mix.

RC priests need to realise that because they publicly take a promise or vow of celibacy the public and laity expect them to honour it.

Not to do so is hypocrisy.

They always have the option of of leaving if they will not or cannot keep their public promise.

But many stay for the cushy life and the social respect.

This woman in the USA was given to understand that she was beginning a long term relationship with this priest. If that was not his intention then he was using the woman and deceiving her. Thats is not good and not nice and not principled.

We Christians and especially we priests should not use people for our ends.

If you google it, there are quite a number of priests involved in drug-taking.

Drugs are illegal.

Drugs take lives.

On Sunday I celebrated an anniversary Mass for my nephew Christopher who got involved in drugs and took his own life 24 years ago.

Priests using cocaine and other drugs is illegal and immoral and very sinful.

It cannot be tolerated.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Amy with the Colonel in Chief of the Paratroopers.

158 replies on “DID GALWAY PRIEST WITH COCAINE ADDICTION HAVE ON LINE SEX WITH WOMAN IN USA.”

I would like to see the auld doll take Prince Charlie on a tour of his native Derry and the Bogside!!!

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10.07: Pat, this is horrendous if true. It is depressing. I truly believe that if we as priests do not take proper care of ourselves emotionally, mentally, spiritually, prayerfully and psychologically, we can become desensitized and dehumanized. Patterns of destructive behaviour emerge, as seems evident In this case and many others. I firmly believe that the nature of priesthood and clericalism are conducive to self destruct behaviour. Having a good spiritual director is important but more importantly, a good psychotherapist is essential to help us in our adjusting to our inner complications, demons and imbalances.

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This priest has not caused harm to anyone. There is nothing wrong with online mutual masturbation with consenting adults.

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8.15: If you are a priest, which I don’t believe you are, shame on you anyway for your early morning sicko comment after the crack fuelled night before. You need prayers.

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8.15 the person as reported,
– poses as spiritually alert on behalf of others yet uses them to facilitate his addictions,
– supports the cocaine market.
I’m only explaining the context for you you know.
Mourneman’s main points were apposite.
What I sometimes wonder is, did an individual insist on being made priest or did someone else insist he be made one? Either way, it devalues what was supposed to be a gift (until very recently).

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11:43: Your comment seems well intentioned and genuine father. And you have the insight to highlight clericalism and the very nature of your profession.
But is the gist of it ” that we are fo fu☆☆ed up as a profession, that we need intensive therapy to make us more normal.”
As consequence, does this beg questions about clerical recruitment, training, supervision and management?
I query these issues independently of the central one, “Do we really need clerics at all?”
MMM

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Spot on, MMM. The narrative of ‘we are screwed but indispensable’ is nonsensical, and unsuccessfully conceals the real reason clerics want to be indispensable.

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@ 10:19: You sound like a sensible well balanced fellow doing your best to follow a difficult path. And no doubt you’re aware of the many other clerics who aren’t, and the ecclesiastical systems that permit their behaviour. I don’t envy your dilemmas.
Little wonder that so many have thrown off the shackles of religion, babies, bathwater and all.
Pax tecum.
MMM

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@10:58: You’re sooo predictable! But you haven’t mentioned St Sharon S. this time? Strange omission.
Did something bad happen to you to need social work involvement? …….juvenile delinquency participation perhaps? ….usually a sign of immaturity!
Seems more chips on your shoulders than in a burger & chippy van!

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9.30am: MMM: Thanks for your response. I wouldn’t use the phrase “all f****d up”. It’s too dark, pessimistic and negative a phrase. As a group – priests – within the institutional church, we can drift into a blindness about our own personal realities, church scandals and the urgency for radical, transformative renewal. Having sought much counselling for a myriad of challenges I am able to assimilate the truth and realities about my humanity and the entirety of psychological emotions into my religious and spiritual beliefs and philosophies, all now much more underpinned by the gospel of Christ. The lack of any meaningful, coherent care plan and the unaccountability inherent in clericalism can be/is a catalyst for much self destruct behaviour. The ideal that we should stay in working ministry for 45/50/60 years is ludicrous. Our energies, vision, capacities for essential change and creativity decrease with the effect of sliding into mediocrity and comfortable indifference, just doing the “job” without any fruitful results. The world has changed irrevocably, thankfully for the better in many ways but the structures within which pastoral ministry (as priests) is carried out is at a serious cross roads. With the incredible pastoral opportunities given me for forty years plus, I could not presently be effective as I once tried to be without the support of a counsellor/therapist, who, more than anyone else – psychologically and humanly – helps to keep me focused and aware of my priorities. This experience is a powerful resource in instilling the true “essence” (for me) of what ministry is and ought to be but a task which is a daily decision. Your last question is one which has crept into my thinking, especially since we are returning to some new normality. For almost a year or more, we seemed to be just at a funeral conveyor and though many, many people were glad of the limited pastoral and spiritual support given, there is a sense that many have learned to find their own spiritual/faith pathway in ways never dreamed of before. Therein lies lots of new challenges and it is a scary place to be.

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LOL.😅 Many receiptants of social work intervention believe the same of the well-meaning moochers, scrongers, and parasites, who feed off the disadvantaged, marginalized, oppressed sectors of society on behalf of the State. Countless reports of inquiry beg questions of social work recruitment, training, supervision and management. ” Do we really need social workers at all”? 😝

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Pat, why did you allow the comment at 4:06? It’s not making a point, it’s not funny, it’s personal and aimed at someone you presumably don’t know who may be very upset by it. It reflects very badly on you, allowing this comment.

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@5:20, you do right to question why +Pat allows such hostile valueless comment as @ 4:06.
Perhaps Pat, in light of many comments seeking more careful moderation you will cease stuff like @4:06.
As for me A@5:20, don’tworry for my sake: such comments as @ 4:06 simply make me smile at their inadequacy.
WOADB applies. 🦆🦆🦆 Quack Quack🤭

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My Spiritual Director when told I was having men mount me outdoors – “I hope they wear a condom”.

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I am up early for my day job in Derry and beyond today including Larne. That arsehole pictured with Charlie boy makes me sick. The Armagh arsehole hasn’t a clue to the upset he has caused.

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6.21: Get over your being sick! Some protocols are unavoidable and necessary. Nothing wring with Archbishop Martin chatting with Prince Charles. Grow up.

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Cardinal Hume despite his failures always stuck by the Maguires and their injustice. Eamon Martin stands by the man whose regiment murdered his own people in the Bogside

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I partied once in the company of a local PP. Man couldn’t get enough of the snow! However he has kept his head down in recent years, doesn’t even seem to be on Grindr anymore.

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Cardinal Daly on landing at a London airport was usually greeted by a British Lord.

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The House of Windsor is living on borrowed time – once the Queen goes they won’t survive because the modern world will hold them to account – we are already seeing this with Andrew and Charles, William and Harry are at each other’s throats and v real possibility that Andrew could go to gaol.
Charles was flicking the bird with his Amy visitation – he never got over the murder of Mountbatten.
A United Ireland is a case of when not never – Brexit and geo politics more powerful than weapons and bombs.
Money talks – ideology only skin deep in comparison.

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As I said yesterday when another Bogside man, Martin McGuinness, was best mates with the Queen and Prince Charles that was perfectly acceptable. Why the difference with Archbishop Eamon Martin?

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Archbishop Eamonn Martin, Prince Charles or Martin Mc Guinness ( RIP) ( Arlene Foster suffered her own lot because of how honorable a woman/ person she was for attending Martin Mc s funeral.. she was absolutely right to go and very honourable too) are entitled to free association with whomever they choose. It is the forceful conflation of two traditions under the guise of prayer with the use of appalling wording to depict a function which is a mistake and clearly very badly formulated. Well intentioned maybe.. but with the sensitivities of an ice bucket.

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Michael D Higgins clearly respects all Traditions but he was not going to nullify the integrity of his convictions by his attendance at a politically charged function.
My two comments are the difference in answer to the question above.

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I suspect one of the church leaders ( or more ) knew exactly ( or was directed) what they were doing. I may be very wrong, of course.

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+ Pat, your blog posts often disturb me deeply. As a priest, they make for very uncomfortable reading. But the priesthood is in a truly bad state and someone has to call it out. In ways, I wish you were still within the church structure working for reform within. But then again you would be silenced. I do not know where it is all going to end.

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Galway priest, it looks as if you are willing to face the facts so you know where it will end. The scandals will continue, attendance will continue to fall, there will be scant few priests and they will be automatically suspect. And this because nobody is prepared to deal with the situation.
The church won’t fizzle out completely but will shrink even further and still be preoccupied with what vestments priests wear and convinced they are being persecuted. Any apparent good work will be undone by the tidal wave of corruption and accidie, and it will be the church’s own doing.

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Pat this was a day of sensible comments until you allowed some clown on just before 11.
Does it strike you that far more than anything else you have done this blog will be your obituary and it will leave a memory of you facilitating a shambles. Any pastoral work and your books are not as accessible as this blog. One of your own priests describes it as a toxic place.
Does it not even strike you that the reason the cathbots piss all over your blog is because they’ve tried starving you out and legally silencing you, both of which have failed, so they’ll mess up what you do instead.
And you do their work for them by allowing it!

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+Pat, a relevant point is being made here at 11:03. You have ignored many previous requests to more stringently moderate abusive comments, allegedly in the interests of free speech. Misguidedly I say.
For starters, I’d like to see an absence of what I regard as ‘one line snorts’ of ad hominem abuse which add no value to the issues discussed.
Strong opinions are good to debate.
Inane expletives and similar are not.
MMM

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Actually it’s earlier than I thought.
8:15, 10:16, 10:26 and 10:58.
10:36 uses auld doll so some people would probably include that as trolling, although I do get that you allow common clerical nicknames and camp names.
Can I suggest you have a look at the Surviving Church blog which has vigorous discussion which remains polite and respectful.

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11.03
Well Said this Blog is NOT the real Pat Buckley as His works both pastorally and helpfulness ness speaks Millions of Pat the Man, Priest and Father figure.
IF you are true and one of his own Priests have said this it shows you all you need to know.
Sadly Bishop Pat Buckley’s legacy will be a hate filled and obscene blog as it has move from outing the horrible nasty clergy to one of total hatred now.
It will be extremely sad if this blog is what Bishop Pat has to place before His God.

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4.51

Is it not in your world view( the here and hereafter) that God allowed Hell ? Well Pat Buckley and God would appear to have created something in common. This Blog can be Hell for some. By the way, God and Pat( if the aforementioned be true) have done the efforts of some humans a great disservice. Oh dear! Does that consign me to…..

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There is a lot of criticism of priests/ priesthood on this Blog. If I was to comment on the Episcopal benches that I am aware of, I think I might make Pat Buckley look like Florence Nightingale. Good King… good kingdom. Bad King…. Bad kingdom. Oh! The wisdom of William Shakespeare.

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I think if you did make that criticism it would be gripping and also expressed in a sensible way without childish griping.

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Nothing surprises me in Galway, and I mean NOTHING. When the former Redemptorist got away with his behaviour because of connections and money, and his whistle-blower was ostracised and banished, anything is possible.

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Pat, with the greatest respect, please be very careful regarding ‘woke’ types, who appoint themselves censors, determining what can and cannot be posted, or who is or who is not, trolling, while massaging your ego. And, I’m not a cathbot! 😎

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I hope you want constructive, polite discussion and do not advocate personal abuse and bullying of deaf people. If you don’t you are much worse than a cathbot.

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1:20 pm I’m very polite, very respectful and very appreciative of constructive discussion. The one manipulatively making reference to personal abuse and bullying of deaf people is you. Why ? Explain yourself, please. 😎

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1.20
Any abuse is horrendous however Personal abuse last forever and some people give loads of personal abuse as they do not see the errors of their ways.
Love and Peace.

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Pat it seems there are at least two or three different groups or ideologies struggling for the upper hand in the modem world and thus your blog, which is vulnerable to this because of your valuing of freedom of speech. The easy way to manage this is to have a rigid comment policy and stick to it rigidly. This is your blog and you are therefore st liberty to have it reflect your own views, including if you want it to be a cacophony of cat-calling every day.
The reality is that if you do not allow a particular view here they are not going being silenced – this is 2021 and they can start their own blog or Facebook group.
If you want your blog to be respected you’re going to have to tighten up on the screaming in the comments, though.

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I mean the way people talk to each other. Do you seriously mean to say you see nothing wrong with the behaviour in the comments? Would you let people behave like that in church?

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Anon@2:10: This, my initial quick response to reading some of the comments in your attachment, is to note the wide exchange of views expressed intelligently without the rancour so prevalent here in +Pat’s blog. Thank you.
I will read it further tonight. Perhaps you might also share if you know of any other sensible blogsites discussing matters of human interest. It would provide a welcome diversion from some of the depressing utterances regularly found here.
MMM

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It is shocking, if true, BpPat, and the poor Bishop of Galway must be tearing the last remnants of his hair out on receiving your email.
However, I am glad most cases concern mainly gay men as I get bored when women are involved.

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3:24pm

I agree your constant anti-Catholic depressing utterances are extremely tiresome and boring. It would be a welcome diversion if you ceased to weary us with your usual atheistic vitriol.

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So @2:44 you don’t like to have your faith validated by answering questions?
One would think that believers would be keen to follow the gospels urging to go forth and become “fishers of men.”
If you find questions from an atheistic perspective boring and tiresome perhaps you’d be good enough to explain why?
I’d welcome your explanation.
Thanks.
MMM

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3:34. Maybe many contributors to Bishop Pats blog were or are at the “coalface” of abuse, corruption and crime within the catholic church, including some priests. Exchanges may therefore be more robust, emotive or depressing, but maybe more honest in reflecting real life.

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12.08: Pat, surely you are a discerning person? MMM is right. Some of us who try to make rational, intelligence relevant comments are treated with contempt by some. You.must discontinue the printing of silly, crazy, offensive, personalised attacks, usually one liners or vulgar, ugly words. It will enhance your profile. Not censoring but exercising proper judgment about what is and isn’t appropriate or of the absurd ad hominem kind which are tiresome and repetitive. Thank you.

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For example 10:58 is a comment clearly modelled on some of Magna Carta more vociferous, does not contribute to a sensible discussion and is only intended to point score.
I wouldn’t allow comments from Magna Carta using the phrases quoted by 10:58 for the same reason. If he wanted to make a point that ‘many Christians don’t believe that Jesus intended priesthood’ I would allow that because it’s expressing a relevant point of view. To refuse comments doing that is the censorship you hate.
Then if other people want to engage with the issue that would be fine but I would not allow the comments you do allow about alcoholism and spoiled priests.
Basically cooling the way the comments go – and the whole point of moderation is to have a discussion without it turning into a row.
This is the way to make a discussion constructive.
If you are not willing to moderate the comments I would strongly suggest that not allowing comments at all would be the least labour intensive way of having a blog without accommodating slanging matches. If people really have a sensible point to make you could include it as a reply or guest post.
Just please be aware that your blog is pointed to as an indication that you should just be ignored.

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2:31 pm This blog focuses on abuse corruption and criminality in the Rcc. If anyone believes the catalogue of abuse, corruption, or criminal cover up within the Rcc was due to a solo run by clergy, without secular assistance, then those people are either naive, deluded or have a considerable amount to learn. Ask yourself where abuser priests were relocated, for example, in Dublin Archdiocese…. leafy suburban areas or working class housing estates? Then ask, why! A sensible discussion must also include the role of others outside the church in assisting in covering up abuse.

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2.09: A very good question and observation to make. From personal experiences in the late 70’s/early 80’s I encountered precisely that problem, other non clerical people blocking attempts in pursuing a perpetrator, what was suspected and known by many, but subsequently ending in court. The opposition faced by me and threats made were scary but persistence win the day. While we can never excuse abuse by a priest or anyone, the efforts by people in positions of power made reporting very difficult. They were as manipulative and as cunning as the perpetrators. That story requires consideration.

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@ 3:51 I am aware of several cases of cover up by professionals, including a social worker who knew of abuse of vulnerable adults but did nothing, absolutely, nothing, to report criminal acts for fear of consequences on her continued employment.

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2:31 pm Many receiptants of social work intervention consider social workers parasites. That is not intended to be offensive. It is simply fact.

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They may well but would have the manners not to say so.
‘You’re sooo predictable! But you haven’t mentioned St Sharon S. this time? Strange omission.
Did something bad happen to you to need social work involvement?’
This isn’t expressing concerns about social work at all. That would be saying ‘I have concerns about social work’.
It’s also remarkable that these things always follow a comment by MMM.
You are a bully, without a valid point, who is coward enough to do it anonymously.
And you disguise this as having been hurt by a professional. Is your name McCarrick? You’re as low.

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5:08 pm

I have no idea, whatsoever, of my supposed omission or why you seem fixated on a person named Sharon .
So, now you seem to want to control how posts are written from the safety of anonymity.
Unlike you, I don’t resort to abusive language or fantasizing about contributors.
Finally, my name is not McCarrick, I’m not a Cardinal, but if appointed I’ll make sure to let you know. By the way, are you from the Guevara or Alinsky family tree. Pax.

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2.31
You are not correct if you think 10.58 is modelled on MC. May re-reading it would lead you to a more accurate conclusion.

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I don’t know what some of you are on about. Masterbating is a natural human desire and need. It is also healthy and beneficial for men to do so. I have plenty of wank buddies who are priests all over north Belfast. Maybe more of you should do it more often and you might all be happier men.

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Ryan,
Glad you are now in North Belfast as you certainly get around.
Clergy take the vow of CELIBCY and therefore should not be masturbating that is why Jerry Carey is suspended plus his court case.
If they cannot live with their vows they are hypocrites and should leave now.
Saying to boys in confessionals and at schools they should not masturbate and the hypocrites are doing it themselves.
Celibacy is a vow from their Diaconate.

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Oh do get off your high horse dear. The RCC needs radical modernisation – beginning with masterbation! It’s healthy to do it – fact!
#prostatehealth

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I think every man masturbates. It’s when it’s done as in the case of Jerry Carey, or when it’s interfering with a man’s daily life, then it’s a problem. It’s better to masturbate alone and in private than to engage in devious sexual behaviour with others.

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5.05

No! That man was convicted on the basis of the location in which he did it.

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You Ryan are a twisted liar and a malicious maker of mischief. Priest all over North Belfast are your “wank buddies”??? Ai right!

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Some of the stuff being thrown at Eamonn Martin over a photograph/ video footage is not warranted. It is prejudice and a form of bullying. I am no Apologist for the man, I assure you.

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I think many of the problems starts at ordination. Some feel they are somehow ‘special’, ‘different’ to the rest of society and ‘better’ than the rest of society including the laity. I am not surprised many end up imbalanced, seeking sex parties, drugs and alcohol etc. Many priests live in a world of their own.
The truth is they are no more important than a newly qualified doctor, dentist, teacher or anyone else in society. It is only their thinking which makes them feel that they are.

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3.48 a number of recruits appear to get enveigled into seminary on either ethnic or aesthetic grounds, by assistant VDs anxious to pull their quota. I believe this wasn’t happening much in 4.39’s day but has become more of a feature as numbers dwindled.

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3.48: Betty ny darling, what century are you living in? At ordination in late 70’s I never ever thought my life was better, more noble, holier or virtuous than anyine else. If anything I was very aware of the need to put others first and see all of us as God’s people, each one living out hus/her Christian calling…Priests gave long ago realised they are not “special”…but sadly, many fall into disrepair, spiritually, sexually and otherwise. Much has been written about a clericalism which brings about a distortion of truth and reality if unchecked. I would like to think my feet are in the real world.

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Ah, the argument from the particular to the general. You can’t expect Betty not to generalise and also use yourself as the example that her generalisation isn’t true!

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I hear the priests of Dublin and all the folk in clonliffe are moving to an office block in D1! Unbelievable. What a waste of money….. priests are getting annoyed as there are many good church properties…. What’s going on there….. ?

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Pat, you are beung seriously challenged abiut the nature of your blog from good commenters. This must make you stop, think and reflect. You are only being asked to not print comments which evoke ugly, hate filled and offensive, personalised attacks on certain named individuals. Truth, yes, deliberate, inane, vacuous, gossipy and vicious ad hominem attacks, no. Perhaps you are being called to rethink your raison d’etre!!

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The blog went downhill when a certain person joined it and it then became a free for all zoo. It is enervating to read abusive comments.

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I never abuse anyone ok. The opposite – lets all be part of a wider daisy chain and remain loyal

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Ryan
You are certainly fixated with the Daisy Chain and there is only ONE daisy Chain and that is in Scotland,
If you have any proof of other Daisy Chains then bring it forward.
You will be glad to know that eh Daisy Chain Scotland is being well and truly investigate and that is internally and externally.

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Pat Buckley is a good man. I have only met two people who were not good in my life. They were/ are both priests. Pat Buckley is a very good man. His nemesis was running up against the Ego of a complete Narcissist; Daly; and being able for him. I suspect in Rome, the discerning know/ knew that….after all Paddy Walsh was given an order on an Ad Limina visit; which he wisely did not follow !

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5.07: Pat, never too late to learn a little self truth. You will be better for it. Sadly, you have facilitated horrible hate incitement towards priests by allowing some commenters voice their personalised grievances against their colleagues, often just for the sake of trouble making. I have no difficulty in your exposing corruption and wrongdoing of every hue within the Church but, my God, some responses are so gratuitously offensive and violent in nature. A reappraisal of the responses is worthwhile and should be allowed only if they are relevant, constructive and sincerely encourage truth, accountability and renewal in Christ. Every goid wish.

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If comment makers could just comment! The Anti-Catholic brigade are giving out about those they lazily and derogatorily label as xxxxbot(s). Our brethren, that Magna admires so much, then are giving out that they are shot down for sensible contributions.
Oh to be a referree in determining a yellow or black card in this modern age!
Some people have forgotten the history of this blog’s current home; “That is why Blogger, under pressure from RC individuals and entities, removed my blog instantly and with no warning.”
It is deeply troubling that efforts were made to silence and censor dissidents. Somebody must be doing something right if such efforts are made to attempt silence.
Pax.

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Bishop can I ask you your intention in having comments? What is your aim? Do you think you achieve your aim?

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I like comment makers to comment freely and express their views freely – even and especially ones that are contrary to mine.

I like those hurt and abused by the church to have a forum to express their hurt and anger.

I like there to be robust challenge and debate.

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Archbishop Comensoli is worth a study…. At least he kept that arrogant Pratt in Brisbane out of Melbourne.

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When I find the letter… as I shall… that Coleridge wrote to me… I’d like to put it up on your Blog( this invites poison about me of course, I council prudence to those so inclined!) Australia and Australians… best place and people on the planet.

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PAT SAYS,

I will listen and give serious considerations to various opinions expressed today.

The blog is about highlighting corruption and abuse in the Roman Catholic institution.

I do not hate any bishop or priest.

I often hate what they do and how they treat people.

It is primarily for me to decide and guide the blog, its style and how it proceeds. Of course I am open to both criticism and advice.

I have no great interest in my so called legacy.

I do not need anyone, except God and those I love to like me.

I always try to proceed, in all parts of my life, with honesty, principle truth.

Pastorally I am lamb like.

On this blog I am a bit lion-like.

The ideal way is when the lion and the lamb lie together.

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Thank you.
One further question though – you say,
‘The blog is about highlighting corruption and abuse in the Roman Catholic institution.’
Do you really think this blog helps that?
I think the bishops will point to the bear garden it is and use it to discredit you.
I personally won’t be reading here again, it’s too abusive. Obviously there are others who feel the same. Today has made my mind up.
I think you have done some good work but think it a pity the abuse you allow on here.

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It is NEVER a bad thing when a powerful institution and its lords and masters, have a place where are robustly challenged.

I think most bishops and priests would prefer if this blog did not exist.

A small number accept the need for the blog and me.

And I’m sincerely trying to please God.

I am always sorry to disappoint or lose a reader.

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5:15 & 5:07

Great posts, Pat.
I have no idea what brought on so many comments re. moderation..etc.
If you are reviewing today’s comments please note a giveaway contribution @ 1:42pm
who appears preoccupied with ideologies.

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Pat Buckley is a good man. I have only met two people who were not good in my life. They were/ are both priests.

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You’re lucky only to have met two! What I find fascinating is the way humans behave differently in different settings and under different influences. The famous Millbank and Stanford Prison experiments make depressing reading and we don’t compare well to, say, monkeys. Get them together and they all start peeling potatoes, get humans together and you’ve got Lord of the flies!

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I wonder when Comensoli and Martin sat down together; what / who did they talk about? 😂

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I am 11:03 and have read the comments since with interest. I have not had cause to change my original opinion and am afraid I don’t think your comment moderation meets your own stated aim of robust debate. I would also say that if you have an aim of calling out an abusive organization it is well to model a different way.
As a veteran of moderating forum comments I do understand what hard work it is, particularly when as in the case of this blog it is evident there are a number of different agendas, spoken and unspoken!
If you do not have the time to read and consider all the comments in detail there is honestly nothing wrong in not having comments at all.
If you don’t want to go that far I would suggest an experiment of disabling comments completely for one month. I will guarantee that after that your stress will be significantly reduced from not reading the stream of abuse and you will feel differently about the blog.
If you want you could also try putting an auto reply on email to say you may not reply to all emails, if people change over to replying that way.
It’s important to look after you!

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5:39 pm
How did + Buckley survive 45 years of priesthood or
manage to moderate his blog for the last six or seven years without you.

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Evidence of a daisy chain? I’m part of it and it’s great! Ya all need your own daisy chains. Hence why you are all so sad 😭
Pat is a happy man Cus he has a husband who satisfies him greatly

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5:42pm
If anybody’s sad it’s you Ryan or is it Daisy? How do you know who’s happy or not. You won’t be as happy when you’re called to account for your part in the chain!

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5.42: Pat, thus is the kind of stuff from Ryan, now all too frequently, that places you in a cup de sac of few options. His contributions are utterly immature, of no relevance to issues being debated and appears to live a shabby, cheap, shallow existence. He’d be better going to a gay machismo club for his depraved, disgusting sexual gratifications. What cabbage leaf was he found under?

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Pat at 5.20 – when you’re explaining you’re losing!! Remember that old adage.

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The online coked-up wanking priest must have been a death wish sending a link to him saying mass. It’s as though he was asking to be exposed. A cry for help? Why is the priestly life causing him so much unhappiness?

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A bit like cottaging I guess. Does that still go on now that people can use Grindr etc?

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I expect RC priests to realise that because they have publicly taken a promise or vow of celibacy, they must honour it. Not doing so is hypocrisy of the highest order. Episcopal leaders must have the courage and leadership to root them out.

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Seamusviii I think the younger Bishops have the courage but only if they have the proof and not hearsay as Canon Law is very difficult.
The good thing about the Tribunals now is it is not always Clergy there is a great involvement from the Laity even as simple as taking statements.
Irrespective of what people on this blog think the RCC does not want the horrendous abusing Clergy and the others who cannot stick to their vow but then Bishops must take action..
Fair play to fintan Monahan and his action he has two Clergy on leave and they are being leeches on the dioceses rather than walking away and sadly there are many many more C/O and MIA in 2021 than before.

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6:54,
We need Episcopal leaders with courage. I hope you are right and that we see the fruits of change.
What about the strange goings-on in the seminary in the summer of 2016? How can anyone have confidence in the seminary?
We also need men of good standing who are befitting of clerical status. Ireland is not alone in questionable ordinations.
Pax.

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More of the same corruption and deception. Evidently, so many clerics are hanging in there because they have no way out, no alternative source of income and too stubborn to admit they have committed to a vast fraud (moral and financial). Every town in Ireland has a story about their priest – some comical and some dysfunctional. The history books will be cruel and honest. History is not written by the current generation but by the next.

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6.46: Sir, Mr. Frustrated, the epithets you ascribe to clerics may rightly belong to you. Some are “hanging in” there, undoubtedly, but the vast majority of us, despite reservations, doubts, much self criticism, disillusionment and a deep awareness of the horrors of the sexual abuse crises, find strength to stay in ministry. We are well aware of the momentous challenges facing us and try to be faithful to promises and commitments made, with all necessary changes and renewal we have to make personally. I was left a family home: I could leave and enjoy the comfort of that. I chose not to because I still feel a fulfilment in priesthood, albeit with great pain at times. Yes, there are many who are dissatisfied for a myriad of reasons but you do not speak for me and for many of my colleagues. Every county town and village has stories of priests, teachers, Gardai, doctors, publicans…Some narratives are good, some bad. History will also recognise the immense contribution of the church in health, education, social services and charitable outreach provisions. It will also record the very negative stories, as it will for the state in 30/40/50 years time. Who will we blame then for many of the horrendous stories of homelessness, housing crisis, migrants, immigrants and refugees in horrible detention centres, traveller discrimination, parents of children with special needs and disabilities having to scream in despair for services? Who will we blame then, Mr/Fr./Monk Frustrated?

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The 6.46 comment appears to have hit a nerve. I think the person’s comments are relevant. You appear to be overextending your sensitivities. Any priest who decides to enter the priesthood and then remain must be willing to accept criticism. The church continues to be embroiled in distasteful behaviour that is condoned by fellow clerics. Don’t come across as insulted when this is called out.

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Well said@ 9.15. I was minded to a similar reply, but no need now. You’ve said it all.

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‘Some people wanted me dead’: Pope hits back at conservative critics
Pope Francis has hit back at conservative critics, saying their undermining of the Catholic Church is the “work of the devil” – and quipped that “some people wanted me dead” after his recent surgery.
Pope Francis standing in front of a crowd: Pope Francis said he may deserve criticism, but attacking the Church was ‘the work of the devil’© Reuters Pope Francis said he may deserve criticism, but attacking the Church was ‘the work of the devil’
Francis made the comments during a private meeting with Jesuits while visiting the Slovak capital of Bratislava on 13 September.
The conversation was quoted in the Jesuit magazine La Civilta Cattolica on Tuesday.
The Pope also commented that he was “still alive, although some people wanted me dead” after he was asked about his health.
“I know that there were even meetings between prelates who thought that the Pope was in a more serious condition than was being said,” he added.
“They were preparing the conclave (to elect a new pope). So be it. Thank God, I am well.”
Francis, who was elected pontiff in 2013, had colon surgery on 4 July and spent 10 days in hospital. He has since resumed a full schedule.
Addressing some of the challenges facing the Church, Francis honed in on traditionalists, saying that “turning back is not the right way” and that it was important to move forward.
He condemned a “major Catholic television station”, which he did not name, that he said was constantly attacking him.
“I personally may deserve attacks and insults because I am a sinner, but the Church does not deserve this. It is the work of the devil,” he said.
In recent years, Francis has been criticised by a small but influential number of American conservatives unhappy with his stand on issues including immigration and climate change.
They are regularly given air time on the US-based Catholic television network EWTN.
The Pope admitted that criticism from clerics within the Church enraged him at times.
“I sometimes lose patience, especially when they make judgments without entering into a real dialogue. I can’t do anything there. However, I go on without entering their world of ideas and fantasies,” he said.
He warned against clerical “rigidity” and said God wanted society to be free.

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Bishop Pat, Vinnie has renamed you in private. He is a wiley old fox but retains a sense of Liverpudlian humour. You are no longer the Bishop of the Irish sea border (Larne) but now the Bishop of the Protocol.

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At least he knows that you are a Bishop as Vincent was never behind the door unlike his other brother bishops on both sides of the Irish sea. He does hate Roche though being so influential in Rome.

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I am no fan of +Vin @ 8.20pm but I do have to agree that behind the scenes and not known to many he can be very witty and wiley. Always a small smirk. I think many Bishops fail in this regard – no sense of humour or sense of fun.

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Vincent does not like Roche being in the thick of things in Rome is our Vinny. Roche is his own man and helps priests on the quiet. He is a company man though.

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Anon at 9.15: What’s wrong with a priest expressing a contrary comment and his convictions, insights and experiences? There are, thankfully, exceptionally very dedicated and contented priests in our midst. Stop your negativity and generalizing.

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Pat, you could do a blog on each of the retired prelates in Ireland:
Michael Neary (en route)
Dermot Clifford
Michael Smith
Donal Murray
Bill Murphy
Brendan Kelly (en route)
Denis Brennan
Paddy Walsh
John McAreavey
Willie Lee
Willie Walsh
Johnny Buckley
John Magee
Joseph Duffy
Colm O’Reilly
Leo O’Reilly
Philip Boyce
to name but a few

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Since the Vatican conducts its own review at the end of an episcopal ministry this blog could usefully do somethingsimiliar. A versionof rate my solicitor or rate my teacher. Rate my former bishop. Most would come out with flying colours no doubt but with a few notable exceptions.

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9.19: Why on earth would Pat do a blog on these retired Bishops? Your request for such is a perversion of morals and human decency. You are absolutely an amorally reprehensible person. Why intrude into their retirement and privacy? Such a low life, you are.

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9.15: You need to read my comment correctly and not put your own revisionist slant on n it. I have no difficulty with criticisms. I accept much of Pat’s insights but my response to Mr. Frustrated is perfectly legitimate. Learn to assimilate narratives intelligently.

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Sex & drugs & wobbly willies says a lot about clerical wellbeing and lifestyle. Look underneath the surface. What’s the cause. Is it Roman Empire Syndrome. Where does the denarius 🛑 stop.

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