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EMAIL TO ABBOT GENERAL OF CISTERCIANS.

Eamon Fitzgerald

Dear Dom Eamon,

As the Abbot General of the Order of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance, you will be aware (more than most) of the conspicuous decline in monastic vocations.

A lot has changed, since you entered Mount Melleray Abbey; I understand that your novice master was the late Fr. Kevin Fogarty, OCSO, who departed this life on March 29, 2016.

In our present age, of those, that do make the decision to enter monastic life — only a handful “survive” the postulancy and the two-year novitiate to profess simple vows.

Thereafter, the individual will remain in simple vows for three years. And, if, he is, then deemed suitable, he will be permitted to make solemn monastic profession. Then, if a vocation to priesthood is discerned; the monk will be ordained a deacon and a priest. But, this, too, is an increasingly rare occurrence.

On the ordination of monks, I was delighted to read about the recent ordination of Br. John Dineen, OCSO, as a priest on September 26, 2021 at Mount Melleray Abbey, by my brother bishop, Alphonsus Cullinan. I noted that you were in attendance, and laid hands on the now, Fr. John, during the liturgy.

JOHN DINEEN

The Cistercian website records the priestly ordination of the following monks this year:

a) Fr. Teodoro Ekongo Satchenda on September 12, 2021 at the monastery of Maraflores, Chile;

b) Fr. Simon-Marie Nguyen on May 30, 2021 at the monastery of Bricquebec, France; and,

c) Fr. Augustine Kandathil on January 30, 2021 at the monastery of Kurisumala, India.

However, at the time of this writing — it is surprising that there is absolutely NO reference to the ordination of Fr. Dineen, OCSO, on the Cistercian website. Can this be attributed to the insouciance of the website administrator? But the real question is: are the Cistercians wishing keep Mount Melleray Abbey off the radar? 

Is it impertinent of me to suggest the desire to keep Mount Melleray Abbey off the radar, might-be, in part, due to your on-going failure to order an investigation into the allegations of serious sexual misconduct that have been repeatedly made against the Ordinary of the monastery, Dom Richard Purcell OCSO? 

PURCELL

As I have written in the past, it would be churlish of you to deny (GIVEN the wonders of mobile phone recording technology) what you acknowledged (to me) about Purcell’s behaviour at Mount St. Joseph Abbey during our telephone call that lasted eighteen (18) minutes and thirty-eight (38) seconds on September 13, 2020. You, and you alone, confirmed [to me, Bishop Pat Buckley] what was already well-known in the Irish clerical gay scene about Dom Richard Purcell.

Within the present, I would like to respectfully suggest that both you as the Abbot General, and the Cistercians as a Congregation were/are indulging a quixotic fantasy in naïvely hoping that Purcell’s rampant and out-of-control sexual (consensual I hasten to add) activity with men was/is under control. What happened at Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, was not a one-off.

The corporate silence of the Cistercians with their concomitant failure to deal with Purcell is inexcusable and indefensible. It makes one legitimately wonder: what else are the Cistercians covering-up? 

While the ordination of Fr. Dineen is not recorded, thus far, on the website of the Cistercians, we do, however, have the homily notes of Bishop Alphonsus from the website of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. I think it would be fair to say that I am not liked by my brother bishop, Alphonsus. But, I absolutely agree with this simple fact within his homily:

“For generations of people Mount Melleray has been central to this area and beyond, central to the faith and lives of countless souls. How many people have been spiritually fed here, consoled, encouraged, pardoned”.

Dom Eamon, Mount Melleray Abbey is a holy place; it has been sanctified by the prayers and the silent witness of generations of monks. It is a place that is deeply loved by a great number of people; but, you, Dom Eamon, display a callous indifference to its history rooted in persecution; to its monastic witness; you, Dom Eamon, betray the Cistercian charism by wilful and deliberate inaction.

Your failure (and, it is your failure alone) to deal with Richard Purcell raises legitimate questions about your own monastic, priestly, and canonical integrity as the Abbot General. You are bringing your own tenure as Abbot General and by extension the Cistercians into disrepute. Clearly, you have learned nothing from the scandals that have enveloped the Irish church over the past three decades. Your obdurate inaction is surprising, disappointing, and scandalous.

If, the Cistercians are hoping that by playing the long game, i.e. ignoring the allegations, the scandal (which is the occult gay life of Richard Purcell masquerading as a Cistercian abbot) would disappear — they were very much mistaken. Very soon, this cover-up will become very public, and you will have questions to answer. But, Dom Eamon, it is never too late to do the right thing.

In conclusion, while I suspect you view me with contempt; it is my erstwhile hope and prayer that the priestly ordination of Fr. John Dineen (whose solemn monastic profession you received) will be a moment of grace, a sign of hope and renewal, and the catalyst to inspire others to pursue the monastic life at Mount Melleray Abbey.

I, too, also hope and sincerely pray, it will inspire you to courageously act and do what is right before God for Mount Melleray Abbey, the house of your monastic profession.

Sincerely in Christ, I remain,

+ Pat Buckley.

PAT SAYS:

The scandal of Richard Purcell has not gone away and will not go away.

It will not go away until the Cisterciansand the RC bishop of Waterford, Phonsie deals with it.

Time will not make it go away.

In fact, time increases the scandal.

The scandal will overshadow next years international chapter of the Cistercians when Eamon Fitzgerald ceases being abbot general – which will be attended by representatives if the 160 monasteries in the order.

WE intend to take steps to put the Purcell scandal on the chapter agenda.

168 replies on “EMAIL TO ABBOT GENERAL OF CISTERCIANS.”

How’s that chap Hourigan doing so far in this case? Hope he would be able to knock down that huge wall of silence and series of non response coming from cisterican order and phonsie as well.
Give my regards to him. Cos one of late relatives got married there. Plus late Fr O Brien that I met him way back.
👆 because of that, I have an interest in this case.

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10.44: There are traces of Hourigan’s hand in this letter. I am convinced about that. There is a concerted attempt by him and Pat to stand on a rooftop and proclaim to all the world that the Cistercians are a lost, wasted bunch! What arrogance and self righteousness!!

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That is not what we are saying. We are saying there are serious scandals surrounding some monks and abbots

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Masterly. I particularly like the ‘my brother bishop’ bit and the reminder that he fessed up on the phone. 😂

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You’ll get nowhere with calling yourself his brother bishop,he’s probably still on the smelling salts to bring him round after what he thinks is your audacity to say that.🤣🤣🤣

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11.21
Good on you, Pat! And not for the first time. He lowers the tone of the blog. Stalker indeed. He should be so lucky.

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Just release the recorded call? Or a transcript. He won’t respond; otherwise, he will assume you’re bluffing.

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It’s incredible that no action has been taken after the information you’ve provided about the lifestyle of dirty Dickie Purcell. They must know that this not going away, and by doing nothing it will only cause more scandal.

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The Boilerhouse is scrubbed down hourly with anti-viral spray by slim Eastern European guys in skimpy shorts.

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10.34
I’d imagine it’s regularly cleaned from top to bottom. Like the Roman baths by Greek slaves.

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10.42
You mean you have to wait to be told something is inappropriate! You are more childish than I had thought.

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11.14
Why would I think sex is dirty? Only ungrateful people would.

“And God saw all he had made. And behold, it was very good.” Genesis 1:31

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Where did Abbot Purcell obtain his apparent conviction that it is OK for a monk to indulge in any sort of sexual activity? Is it rumoured that this is endemic to Mount Melleray, or did he pick it up elsewhere? I notice on this blog that he was meant to have spent time at the Cistercian monastery of Santa Croce at Rome, which Pope Benedict suppressed after (so I understand) the senior monks were prostituting the juniors -among other things. Where else has he resided as a monk? What happened to the incontinent monks who were thrown out of Santa Croce? Where are they now? Are they still able to exert an influence?

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Lol
“The monks living there now had opened a shop selling organic produce from their kitchen garden, but this was shut down in 2009 amid accusations of their having secretly stocked the shelves from a neighbourhood grocery.”

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The abbot of Santa Croce was described as being “flamboyant”. That’s the sort of code word they use in obituaries, such as “he never married” = gay; “vivacious” = slapper, often drunk; “didn’t suffer fools gladly” = bully.

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Are you thinking of Dom God-speaks-to-me of Silverstream?
There is a lot of shagging in monasteries though

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5:34, you’re thinking of the disgraced founder and former superior of Silverstream Priory, Dom Mark Daniel Kirby. He was a part of Santa Croce at its most corrupt.

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Pat. Phonsie is to blame here as this is happening in his Diocese. He is an arrogant bully and spitting in the Laitys face by refusing to do anything. Stop filling the collection baskets in Waterford and Lismore Churches. He should be asked for his resignation. Let’s see how he deals with this when it hits the papers and TV. He won’t. Thats the arrogant tool we are dealing with.

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In many dioceses and Religious communities the Brother Bishop email bishopbuckley1@outlook.com goes straight to JUNK or Spam.
That is the contempt of the Roman catholic Bishops.
hard copy and it needs to get registered as incoming mail.

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Yes. I have had responses from Armagh, Derry, Down and Connor, Galway, Killaloe, Kerry, Waterford, Dublin, Elphin, Cashel, Clogher.

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Purcell is following Rule 1 of the RCC playbook for how to deal with difficult situations – say nothing, sit tight, and hope it will go away. In part they are succeeding, and I’m sure the bishop and the abbot general would be quite happy for it all to go away and to carry on with business as usual. What they did not expect was to come up against + Pat and his blog ! Pat will keep chipping away at this, and every time it looks like it has gone and hidden beneath the waves, he will mention it again. + Pat and this blog will keep these people on their toes and call them to account. They deserve that uncertainty because of the arrogant and entitled way they presume that they can cover things us, deny things, do nothing, and just assume that the rest of us are stupid. Well, with + Pat’s help, they will realise that they have bitten off more than they can chew ! Keep it up, Pat !

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Bishop Pat.
That is Eleven Dioceses out of Twenty Six so keep going as they do not like it at all.
Also Bishop Keenan could not answer he had to resort to a junior Solicitor who had to back down.
Everything is recorded and dated ALL emails and letters and then sent to the appropriate departments.

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What were you emailing Clogher for Pat? A paradigm of virtue is Clogher……the only diocese on the island to be allowed have its own native bishop.

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Clogher’s a closed shop. We operate on the cab rank principle and take our turn. After lacklustre Larry we’ll get Peter O’Reilly (God forbid), or, if we’re very bad, we’ll get Joe McGuinness. Two oily characters, cold as ice.

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3.51. One of the blog’s stalkers makes made up claims about Clogher clergy so perhaps it was an enquiry about that.

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How is the Nasher doing as the new Bishop Of Ferns?. Do the Holy Priests and People Of God take to him?.

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The Anglicans, athiests, Jews and Muslims, who, along with the rest of the population constitute the people of God, have no views either way on Ger Nash.

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Peter O Reilly is as sinister as Bergoglio himself. I have never met him. Saturday afternoon on Top Marys…..he left his odour in my time. Like a lot of “THEM.” FH and SJ were always missing when that Darkness was around.

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Peter O Reilly……the most sinister of men. At home in the priesthood entirely. Any of his encounters who have left…..surprise……very well looked after…….Bishop Field a second on the scale!

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Aer Lingus facilitated the theft ( W.B Yeats The Stolen Child) of many the Irish Child. Desmond Campbell and Peter Shields. Cardinal Conway in first class was amazed to hear one of his priests had carried his ” nephew” to USA some weeks before !!!!! Mons Peter Shields RIP was a thief of children from the orphanage in Dundalk, Ref: Dermot Ahern

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Pat, I agree with what you are doing, the situation is a disgrace, and it’s an affront to see Dom Dick swanning about the sanctuary in a monastery that is ripe for dissolution.

However, this is going nowhere. The Abbot General and Dom Dick are observing radio silence. They are not going to give you a scalp, as they would see it. They expect you to eventually get bored of it and everyone goes back to what they were doing before.

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Good for you, Pat, you are brave and tenacious. I should add, that, from personal experience, in your private pastoral meetings with people you are affable, friendly, funny, wise and very pastoral.

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A bit pushed for time this morning……hope to send a contribution around noon or thereafter….hopefully…

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Well done, Your Grace. I, too, will NEVER get bored in my Godly calling. And; in Safeguarding matters re: the abused and abandoned. The downtrodden will be first — the downtrodders last. x

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Bishop Pat
Why has there never been no mention of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life headed by Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz.
As i and sure that would worry the Abbot general.

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10.34: Usually hateful, vengeful and vindictive people never get bored because their pathological dysfunctionality urges them to make life miserable for others. They are entrenched in evil ways.

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That’s simply wonderful. Your talents are much appreciated – as I am sure the aBbatial rod is at the boilerhouse

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10:33: “this is going nowhere.”
The abbot was elected in August 2017 for 6 years. A new abbot general will be elected in 2022, there is no fixed term of office for the Abbot General, but he must offer his resignation on reaching 75. A new abbot of Mount Melleray will be elected in 2023. A lot of key milestones over the next couple of years.
It would seem a reasonable expectation at the very very least that the abbot does not seek re-election in 2023 nor that his brethren do not seek to re-elect him.
A scandalous padre casts a dark cloud over a parish through no fault of the parishioners. A scandalous abbot casts a dark cloud over the monastery through no fault of his brethren.
The integrity of the abbey is at stake.
Pax.

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11:29 am :

Surely it’s only a matter of time before this comes on the wider public radar?
Pat, I thought this issue had gone to Rome?

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Yes, Seamus. And if they reelect him it will confirm what I’ve suspected all along – that it’s dead in the water because a healthy monastic community doesn’t end up with a rogering abbot.
It is very difficult to keep that kind of thing quiet in a monastery.

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11:36, if the long time supporters of the abbey, who have taken the case to Rome, are frustrated by Rome, they might want to give consideration to an open letter through the local media.

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+ Pat, I just had a look at the website of the Cistercians. No reference to the ordination of Fr John Dineen. Very surprising. Also, it is odd that there is no reference to the ordination on the Facebook pages of Glencarin Abbey and Mount St Joseph Abbey.
I did see a great quotation on the Facebook page of Mount St Joseph Abbey from Dom Eugene Boylan “A Christian who does not pray is like a man who neither thinks nor wills – a mere animal in the spiritual life”. May be if Richard Purcell and Eamon Fitzgerald spent more time in prayer the church might be in a better place.
Your email to the abbot general is brilliant. It is sad that it has to be written.
The two things that stand out in your e-mail are it is the failure of the abbot general and his failure alone to deal with this scandal. And you do wonder what else could the Cistercians be covering up in Ireland?
I didn’t believe this story about Mount Melleray when you first started blogging. A year later you are still banging this drum. But the fact you have not been threatened with court in a letter from Purcell’s solicitors confirms what you are saying is true.

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Reading all this stuff in general have we uncovered a new strain of gay people Clericus Felicius (happy!)

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Hi Pat. This topic today would be a great discussion for Joe Duffy Lifeline radio Show . The People Of the World could give their input. What do you think Pat. Would you ever consider it on this news or any new you put on your blog ?.

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11.33: Joe Duffy would see through the hatred, bias and prejudice of the lot of you. He wouldn’t allow any of you to say what you comment here. Joe is way too smart for you lot who are all talk and no action.

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Joe is way too Catholic….check with Ivan Tonge….. Joe protects two Institutions at all costs: The Roman Church and The Irish Police Force. That is why his ‘show’ goes on……and always on the pain of others….like what he protects!

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1.06
Sadly he will not be able to make the journey but hopes to speak via Zoom.
Bishop Nolan will lead the COP26 Mass in Saint Alphonsus as part of his Justice and Peace remit of the BCOS.
So sad.

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Think of all the carbon emissions saved by His Humbleness doing a Zoom call. Good for him and less hypocritical than chartering a private plane to the talking shop.

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Bergoglio and the PM of Australia . A lot on common. Imagine locking out your fellow citizens. Scott Morrison and George Bergoglio…no one would suspect the numerical harmony.

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He probably feared having to eat Betty Turpin’s scrag end of lamb hotpot as it would’ve seen him Exit stage left.

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3:23pm

Sadly you’re always sad about everything. Bergo would have added nothing to COP26 except adding to global warming with the fuel used to bring him here. So I’m not sad at all only at the the thought of him zooming, that makes me really sad.

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Are you Ryan of pleasant bearing or not ? A good looking man and a fine red…..next to a Mango….are testament to the existence of God. Not always appreciated by the Puritans…..

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Flagging that you’re going to post content later…a little arrogant methinks. You are not the highlight of this blog. Don’t forget to “reply all”.

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On a completely separate topic why is Eamonn Martin organising an event to celebrate the sectarian partitioning of our island?????

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Pat you should set up a go-fund-me page and get yourself to wherever the General Chapter is taking place and confront the delegates as they arrive. Your millions of viewers would surely subscribe even if they just contributed 50p it would send you and a support group.

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26 counties chose to leave the UK, the other 6 chose to remain in the UK. That’s democracy. There are two nations on this island and the two states on this island reflect that reality.

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It is not “your country”. The Good Friday Agreement, ratified in simultaneous referendums in both jurisdictions, affirms that:
“while a substantial section of the people in Northern Ireland share the legitimate wish of a majority of the people of the island of Ireland for a
united Ireland, the present wish of a majority of the people of Northern Ireland, freely exercised and legitimate, is to maintain the Union and, accordingly, that Northern
Ireland’s status as part of the United Kingdom reflects and relies upon that wish; and that it would be wrong to make any change in the status of Northern Ireland save with
the consent of a majority of its people.”

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Mother of God it’s not MC. Can y’all not tell that 1:31 is the troll who nearly every day puts some random comment on designed to wind people up.
It’s probably the same person who claimed to be a shop assistant the other day, bored after checking its Grindr messages.

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5.24 pm anon

Where is Magna Carta? Is he now anon, I wonder.

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@ 1:31: in relation to your assertion that six counties ” chose” to remain in UK, it would be interesting to see how you understand the word ” chose.”
I ask this with knowledge of how and where the ” border” was drawn up.
Have you knowledge and information of this? Many point out to its gerrymandered origin. What do you think of this view?

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Well then 1:31, are you stunned into silence?
Or have you realised how stupidly I’ll informed your comment was, and slunk off?
Oh you don’t need to apologise either. Just learn to put your brain in first gear before the handbrake comes off your mouth 👄

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@Ryan.
Yes, we all love hearing from William Mulvihill. We will be interested to see what he has to write about the Mount Melleray Abbey saga because his friend the ex-priest Neil Dargan was “intimately” acquainted with Richard Purcell. Will he attempt to defend the utter hypocrisy of Dargan in remaining silent about his relationship with Purcell?
We would all love to read Mulvihill’s views about Neil Dargan (a registered teacher) going on national TV telling us all about his illegal adoption and how wrong it was but he is happy to remain silent about another form of institutional wrongdoing.
Hypocrisy thy name is Neil Dargan.

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Hypocrisy has a name…it is called Episcopal, Abbatial whatever you like. After Sean Brady was quitted in Armagh, I attended a Clergy Conference. Eamonn Martin crossed a distance at the top of the room while uttering the words; ” there is not a man in the room who does not have issues.” I recounted this to Father Tom on returning to Co. Louth. Father Tom is extremely intelligent, he said to me; ” you mean Bill, he was telling everybody they were fucked up…did he not realise he has the fullness of fuckedupedness ?” My contribution in my own time will further elucidate the subject matter…

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Ryan

Your name could be Sodano… I know it’s not… but it’s the same dynamic…. Who was Cardinal Becciu s Consecrator? He won’t be touched… it’s not his scalp on the line. Neil Dargan has more integrity in his small metatarsal than any of Roman Catholic “ rank.”

I have quite something to say about the subject of today’s blog… until Dermot Martin , I have never intentionally harmed anyone in my life. My prepared contribution would harm. I am in decision mode…

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A skip out the back of his place for organic waste……when alive they were very beautiful. Of no consequence to the prelates in Rome….all the way to the Argintinian.The Scottish number is paramount.

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1.40: Who’s! What a challenge for Mulvihill. He won’t rat on his friend but is quite happy to excoriated others for their hypocrisy. However, even though Mulvihill may choose silence, I think moral boundaries are crossed all too often on this blog in innuendo, hearsay and unproven allegations. The continued efforts today to sink and bury the Cistercians as a community because of the actions of one man is abhorrent….Who of us because of our secret sins, perversions, failings and moral abberations can afford to cast judgments?

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3.51

On the back of your remarks I shall excoriate the putrid church. Time is not understood.

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As a prologue to my contribution I refer those interested to ( 1) The Bus Driver by Hedi Kaddour ( 2) Into Great Silence , a film by Director Philip Groning and ( 3) Governance and Independence as set out by ” Towards Healing” ( towardshealing.ie). I infer Henry 8 and his incisiveness as well as “Absolute Law of 1901” promulgated by The Government of France.
This is a Declaration Of Intent. In my own time….

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4.16: William, you’ve promised this before. Is it a case of all mouth and no action. The TRUTH in totality is essential and a non negotiable pre requisite before radical renewal and reform occurs. So, we will accept your provable and legitimate truth asap!! We need your moral courage…or are you delusional? I’m sometimes bemused at the way ex clerics excoriate the Church they worked in, yet when working as clerics held our their hands to take, receive and accept all financial benefits, perks and privileges given to them by parishioners…I worked with a colleague who, doing just the minimum and insisting on his financial benefits, sometimes aggressively, suddenly left and barely acknowledged the kindness of colleagues, groups and parishioners…I wish those who have left every blessing but the ingraritude of some for all they received is astonishing.

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‘I’m sometimes bemused at the way ex clerics excoriate the Church they worked in, yet when working as clerics held our their hands to take, receive and accept all financial benefits, perks and privileges given to them by parishioners…’
You would rather that those who realize the truth remain pathetically grateful and shut up.

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I love the way Mulvihill winds up the cathbots by his very existence. They hate anyone betraying the cabal.

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3:51, the continued valiant efforts by long time supporters of the abbey must be listened to. The premeditated actions of one man are moral hypocrisy. The Cistercians are supposed to be of the “strict order”, unlike the rest of us who are gentlemen with a gentle leaning towards religion!

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The matter of the Blog today goes to the core of ” Governance” In the Roman Church. Orthodoxy they prize….that is why they/he gets away so far….

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Is Eamonn Fitzgerald a cousin of Father Richard Naughton and Martin Naughton ( One of the wealthiest men in Ireland) or am I mistaken ? I may well could be….Lol

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I’m sure some people may not think much of Cardinal Ratzinger, I like his style of presentation if nothing else. I think the above comments have aged well and in relation to today’s topic ie. The inertia of some in authority. I wonder if we are seeing fulfilled in the church this disregarding of what is the right thing to do in favor of what will be most flatteringly reported or failing that how best to avoid coverage altogether.

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Ratzinger had convictions. Rare. Super Slav had none like a lot of clergy. Ratzinger did. I would not agree or subscribe to them post 1969.

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Bishop Pat off topic but connected to Waterford….any developments in the Bill Kenneally Commission? From my recollection Bishop Cullinan called for an investigation. I was wondering if the final report was ever published.

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https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/france-rebukes-bishop-who-said-sex-abuse-revealed-confession-would-stay-secret-2021-10-07/
France rebukes bishop who said sex abuse revealed at confession would stay secret
https://apnews.com/article/europe-france-church-and-state-sexual-abuse-by-clergy-religion-d515d54d7d9bf5d2a1e1960ebce32fbf
French Church and state at odds over sex abuse confessions
” France’s government has summoned the head of the French bishops’ conference after he said that secrets shared in the confessional are above the law, as the country reels from new revelations of large-scale child sex abuse within the Catholic Church.”

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6.01: I have always respected the seal of confession and will continue to do so. However, with all the horror of clerical sexual abuse scandals and the cover ups, I cannot now and will not uphold that seal in respect of any disclosure being made by any person that ge/she us guilty of sexual abuse. In over 49 years I have never had any such disclosure made to me in confession. Some individuals brought to my attention their own abuse by clerics and family members. I gave all relevant contacts for them to report the abuse or to speak to professionals. Where a cleric or church worker was concerned in a parish I immediately ensured the civil and Diocesan authorities were informed . Whatever pastoral support I could give, I offered my support to those who sought my advice. I recall once curtailing a “confession” because I discerned something untoward about to be discussed and asked the person to meet with me outside the confessional, explaining to that person my reasons for doing so. Personally, were a disclosure of sexual abuse made to me in a confessional I would declare my moral responsibility to that person. I have never been faced with this dilemma yet, but we cannot as a Church give any hiding place to any abuser, cleric or non-cleric. Never again. Too much hurt and damage has been caused to too many people by this “seal” not only in confession but in clericalism itself which is a poison if you are gripped by it, often deadening our moral obligations, civilly, religiously and ecclesiastically.

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My contribution ( already prepared) would be injurious to himself and others ( particularly those on The Board Of Directors of Towards Healing). I have decided as opposed to my earlier contribuion today, not to upload what I have prepared. I shall further think……those with the authority already know what is necessary….of all the people in Ireland , Richard Purcell is chair of Towards Healing. You could not make it up…..VERY ROMAN CATHOLIC.

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Robert Hourigan has emailed me three times….there is no discourtesy intended by my ignoring these texts. That email address should not have been available to him. Nevertheless, no more than himself, I hope for a resolution of a very unjust arrangement.

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6.14: William, what’s going on? How and why did Robert email you? This is all beginning to unfold into a big crescendo of a drama. I can see many people being brutally savaged. What’s happening? This is like the 3rd Secret of Fatima!!

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Dear Bishop Buckley,
I am not going to blog what I have prepared. I am not in the business of destruction . I hope there is adjudication before I feel compelled to change my mind. One such as The Abbot has no business in the chair of Towards Healing…..there are at least two others whom I intuit would be of the the same mind… the Auxillary and the Sister ( despite the balance in a German bank and the need to ask permission to attend the bathroom).

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6.25
Come on Bill give the true picture and name names after all you have just objected to the Auxiliary well there is only one Auxiliary Bishop Michael Router and you will not even know him as he has not been in post long.
If you have grievances with Archbishop Eamon but why draw Bishop Michael into the equation.
What has Bishop Michael did to you.

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8.30

apology for what I here express….you are dim witted…..Michael Router and myself and many others went through Maynooth together ……I have blogged before about the inadequacy of appointments before……but Router is a decent fellow. Mind you…I remember a subject of dispute among several in my time in that place….Michael quoted his parish priest and that was the end of the matter for him. Close to Oscar Wilde and his take on such matters…..but Router is a decent fellow. I have no doubt he cannot choose his breakfast without Balmoral Avenue , Pennyburn assenting it….at this stage.Regards to Sweeney and Donohue who held the library over him!

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If God is in His Heaven, Oisin Mullin will get the prize,,,,,again. Adonis breathes……

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Purcell has no right to be a chairman of towards healing cos he has access to all the info therein.

Secondly has no psych qualifiucations to speak of.

Thirdly, who had appointed him to chairman of towards healing ? A bishop i believe ,who?

4th His double life doesnt tally with his priestly vows and the effect of abuses on the abused his knowledge is zero unless he has an unfettered access to the ffiles held by Towards healing re therapists and their clients..

5th Towards healing chairman should be of an independent person not affliated to the church hence impartial and hands off etc.

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Dear Bishop Buckley.
If a person was so inclined, is it possible to upload a longhand script to the blog? I have in mind a very particular venture.

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8.06
I doubt you went to the shop and purchased it yourself ? If you did, what is the ply ?

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I was in Maynooth with a camp chap called Seamus Hennessy, aka as Sadie Hennessy. He is now a very good pal of Dom Richard Purcell and I suppose offering him bargain basement communications advice. The same Sadie Hennessy is admissions officer in Cistercian College Roscrea where Dicky was and was appointed by the monks to be on the board of management. The lot are up to there necks.

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That old woman Hennessy is Purcell’s best friend. As a confirmed bachelor Hennessy will look after Dicky.

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I like to deal in matters of fact.

Purcell needs to resign as chair of Towards Healing immediately . If he does not, the integrity of the other members is up for scrutiny, four of which I shall explicitate on…..Governance and Independence ……check out what the fiction is on the site…..towardshealing.ie

The irony of the Title. Into Great Silence, the director even having waited all those years was not aware of the irony! The irony is particularly Irish.

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Did Richard Purcell spend any time in the Grande Chartreuse?……full of young monks some time ago…..with a long waiting list to enter, particularly from South America I understand ……The narrative of these historical enclaves was well understood by Henry 8 and more recently Napoleon Bonaparte and successive French Governments.

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I once saw a gay stand-up comedian and 50% of his routine was about how common and hilarious STDs were in his community.
I think about that a lot when people demand that I affirm their lifestyle.
They don’t just lie to others.
They lie to themselves most of all.

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Bill Walsh……now all the pieces of the jigsaw are in his wooden box…….Pat. Names….Places….Venues…….aul Walsh knew the power of his capacity to roof them and to take the roof away…..in Sean Brady speak, I heard him say it myself:” If there are rats in the stack, you thrash the stack.” Imagine that as the approach of a successor of the Apostles . Lol …….LOL…..

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Can’t JP Lyttle, aka Power Bottom, enter the monastery and cater for Dom Dicks voracious appetite for condomless anal sex? At least it would all be in the house and contain the scandal.

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A spiritual I.Q. test for Abbots and Bishops. Can you just imagine ? Administered in Manchester or Washington …..Lol…..Lol…..Lol

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At 21.39 we have 37 comments from Wm. Mulvihill. What a major tome of a book he will yet produce! But he’ll need a good editor or writer before a page would get through a door of any publisher. It’s a crazy, bizarre style of expression.

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9.33

BUT IT HAS YOUR INTEREST…….my style is calculated and deliberate. You’d be first to buy the book !

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8.47: William, you don’t have my interest except to say you must have so much freeeeeeeee time since leaving priesthood. I scroll to read comments and you’ve now clocked almost 40 comments, most of which are repetitive! Incidentally, I only read scholarly books by academics or noted authors. So far, you are not of this genre. Sorry.

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Publishing houses provide the two ( or both)…..Lol
I have always been suspicious of those who presume on future tense…..as opposed to present and past. Capito ?

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In fairness +Pat, the Cistercians garner significant interest on your blog. You should have a blog asking peoples opinion on the trials and tribulations of Purcell’s wingman Seamus Hennessey. You might be surprised what you get.

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