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From left: Damian Kirkpatrick (Down & Connor), Will O’Shea (Cloyne), Ciaran Bagchus (Down and Connor), Mark Caffery (Meath).
Incidentially, Ciaran Bagchus, is from a lovely and good Larne family.
Dear Damian, Will, Ciaran and Mark,
It is interesting for me, as a priest for 45 years and a bishop for the last 23 years, to look at the four of you starting out on the road.
I was where you are 51 years ago.
But in 1970 I was entering a very different church. Priests and seminarians were a plenty.
I was in Holy Cross, Clonliffe, Dublin and there were 120 of us for the one diocese of Dublin.
You are 4 for the 26 dioceses of Ireland and it will be a great exception if all of you make it to ordination.
I would expect 1 of you to be ordained and maybe none of you.
You are starting to prepare to enter one of the most dysfunctional bodied in the world – the Roman Catholic priesthood.
You are also preparing to be an office holder in one if the world’s most corrupt organisations.
The priesthood is now a gay profession and I would expect that most, if not all of you are gay.
And there is nothing wrong with being gay. And there is nothing wrong with being a gay priest.
The RCC will insist that you all take a solelm promise of celibacy.
Please dont take that if you do not intend to try and be faithful to it.
Most of the priests in Ireland today are gay, and many of them actively gay.
Some of them are to be found in gay saunas. Others are seeking gay sex at truck stops. Others are attending gay orgies. Others are having sex with other priests and seminarians. Others are seducing male parishioners.
The last thing we need at the moment is one, two, three or four more of these priests. They are destroying the Church’s reputation and the faith if the laity.
You are now living in a hotbed of homosexuality.
It will be unusual if you are not propositioned by a priest or fellow seminarian.
And if you are not propositioned it will mean that your predators do not find you physically attractive enough.
It won’t be because they don’t want to cause you spiritual, emotional, psychological or moral harm.
As you progress in Maynooth keep the words of the St Peter at tge forefront of your mind:
“Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walketh about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour”. (1 Peter 5:8)
Damian, Will, Ciaran and Mark, only proceed to ordination if you are passionate about God and being servants of His people and if you are determined to purify the prirsthood and church.
And if you try to that – be assured they will crucify you!
WHEN YOUR DOG IS A PRAYER WARRIOR: