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SILVERSTREAM, COFFEY, DEENIHAN AND PURCELL.

Coffey

LETTER TO THE ABBOT OF GLENSTAL:

Dear Abbot Brendan,​

I am working on the assumption that you will have heard about the recent resignation of Fr. Richard Purcell the former Abbot of Mount Melleray Abbey, for “personal reasons”​

As I [Bishop Pat Buckley] was the source of the allegations against Dom Richard Purcell, I have highlighted my surprise that I was not contacted by the two (2) Dutch-based visitators: Dom Bernardus Peeters, Abbot of Tilburg and Mother Pascale Fourmentin, Abbess of Arnhem, who conducted the Regular Visitation of Mount Melleray Abbey. Amazingly, they found that the allegations against Dom Purcell were “unfounded”. Just imagine that!

For very sound reasons, I have asserted that the “Regular Visitation” was nothing more than a sham to beget an agreed outcome. Regrettably and inexplicably they [the visitators] did not explore the antecedents of Fr. Purcell’s hamartia that brought disgrace to: a) his own abbacy; and, b more seriously to Mount Melleray Abbey.​

I have established that you were aware of the allegations that I had made against Dom Richard Purcell. I have further established that you considered them sufficiently serious that you decided to ask Dom Benedict Andersen, OSB, a monk and priest of Silverstream Priory, a monastery of Diocesan Right in the Diocese of Meath, for an exculpatory statement on behalf of Dom Purcell when you were one of the visitators of the Priory.

Is this true? Do you deny this allegation? Because, if you deny this allegation, I can produce evidence to the contrary that shows that you did make this request.

Of course, the question that I am unable to answer (for the moment): is whether you specifically discussed the request to be made of Dom Andersen with Bishop Thomas Deenihan?

Dennihan

And if you did, what was the view of Bishop Deenihan? Was he supportive of the request? After all, Bishop Deenihan is the ultimate superior of Silverstream Priory by virtue of the said priory being an Institute of Diocesan Right. Of course, if you made the request of Dom Andersen unilaterally – were you usurping the authority of Bishop Deenihan for an unjust cause?

As you know, I tend to publish my e-mails on my blog so I am going to proffer the following thoughts. In asking Dom Andersen for an exculpatory statement on behalf of Dom Purcell, you, Abbot Brendan displayed an appalling lack of discretion and a total lack of judgement. I would suggest that you brought the office of Abbot of Glenstal Abbey and the abbey into disrepute, and by extension, you brought the Congregation of the Annunciation into scandal.​

Moreover, your actions beget serious questions about safeguarding within Glenstal Abbey School. Because, it is inconceivable and utterly unacceptable that the Benedictine Abbot of Glenstal Abbey that runs one of Ireland’s most prestigious schools would seek an exculpatory statement/affidavit from a monk and priest in a small community of Diocesan Right on behalf of a Cistercian Abbot who had:​

a) been credibly accused of intercourse per anum with Neil Dargan within the house of his own monastic profession, Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea; and,

b) who was spending time in the “The Boilerhouse”, which can only be considered an institution of ill-repute for a monk. And, I write those words as a gay man in a civil partnership.​

Furthermore, I also have credible information that strongly suggests you did a hatchet job on the reputation of Dom Cuthbert Madden, OSB, the former Abbot of Ampleforth Abbey in Yorkshire.

Dom Madden

You were one of the visitators of this abbey when allegations of misconduct were made against Dom Madden. We know that Dom Madden was cleared by the police. Of course, this begets the further question: were you the willing henchman of Abbot Christopher Jamison, OSB, Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation (EBC) in the deliberate destruction of Dom Madden’s reputation?

Jamison

The said Abbot Jamison, who according to an article in The Tablet returned to his duties as the Abbot President of the EBC in 2019 after the police opened an investigation in relation to Abbot Jamison following an allegation of non-recent abuse. Like Dom Madden, the “police found no evidence to support an allegation of historic abuse”.​

Nonetheless, it is salutary to highlight that the said same Dom Jamison turned a blind eye, as the Abbot of Worth, to the known and acknowledged sexual misbehaviour of Fr. Andrew Brenninkmeyer, who is still a monk of Worth Abbey. The said Fr. Andrew Brenninkmeyer hails from the wealthy, almost dynastic, Brenninkmeyer family. Dom Jamison continues to ignore the Brenninkmeyer allegations as the Abbot President of the EBC, because Fr. Brenninkmeyer has been permitted to reside outside Worth Abbey and do what he likes with impunity.

Dom Jamison has class and finesse. Unfortunately, being Ennis-born and a former priest of the Diocese of Killaloe does not cut the mustard. Were you seeking to emulate the grandeur of the English Benedictine Congregation and its modus operandi abuse of denial and cover-up, eg, Fort Augustus Abbey, by asking Dom Andersen for an exculpatory statement on behalf Dom Purcell?​

This is a legitimate question, because, you are also the monk and priest who gave Dom Kirby a clean bill of health. It can be adduced that you Abbot Coffey confirmed the sexual predator that is Dom Mark Kirby OSB in office (with the connivance of Dom Purcell and Monsignor Gearóid Dullea) as the religious superior (whose life before his arrival in Ireland could be described as anything but moral) of Silverstream Priory, presumably with the explicit written approbation of Bishop Thomas Deenihan.

Kirby

Abbot Brendan, you are clearly an experienced ecclesiastical fixer. Thus, I am not surprised to see that you were appointed the safeguarding co-ordinator for the Benedictine Congregation of the Annunciation, by its Abbot President, Abbot Maksymilian Nawara, OSB. I note with interest that Abbot Nawara is a member of the Permanent Council of the Synod of Abbot Presidents. You have friends in high places.

Abbot Brendan, your demonstrable actions have legitimated the cover-up of sexual misconduct that was objectively gravely scandalous and wholly unacceptable. For the moment, the best-known example of your handiwork is Dom Mark Kirby, OSB, of Silverstream Priory. But, other (as of yet unknown) scandals within the Congregation of the Annunciation may emerge with the passing of time.​

In conclusion, I would respectfully submit that you are wholly unsuitable to be the Abbot of Glenstal Abbey. I would further respectfully submit that you need to resign forthwith, because you on-going abbacy is a source of scandal, and it brings Glenstal Abbey and its school into total disrepute.​

+Pat Buckley.​

Cc:​

Abbot Maksymilian Nawara, OSB, Abbot President, Congregation of the Annunciation.​

Bishop Thomas Deenihan, Ordinary, Diocese of Meath.​

president@benedyktyni.netbishop@dioceseofmeath.ie

123 replies on “SILVERSTREAM, COFFEY, DEENIHAN AND PURCELL.”

I still don’t understand why you would ask one person to issue a statement that they didn’t do something when you weren’t present. How can Anderson realistically issue any statement about culpability or whether the intercourse even happened.
Am I missing something?
We wouldn’t even be sure it had happened unless Eamon kindly confirmed it.

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Bishop Pat, you do know don’t you that Abbot Rawhide kept a file on all diocesan priests and seminarians who did retreats at Roscrea during his time there and the same during his time at Mellery. This is a mighty valuable shit dossier. It was used, I’m told, to get the Abbot General’s resignation. Question is will it be used again to extract other resignations? An awful lot of people are compromised and Purcell still holds great power.

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I do believe that Richard Purcell knows a great deal about the clerical and episcopal gay scene in Ireland and beyond

I think they will buy his silence by looking after him very well in all kinds of ways.

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When are you going to publish the history of the Irish cardinal in the Vatican who has very close ties to two pedophiles?

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Tommy D will do what Tommy D wants to do… This has always been his way.
He cannot see right from wrong. It would be a fine thing is he was elected Abbot of Mellary.

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It sounds like it may be time for Abbot Brendan also to consider his position, Bp Pat. Number three, a cup of tea!

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A bishop bound a cleric; by invoking his solemn vow of obedience, to silence with respect to what he knew about the wayward abbot.
Asking for an exculpatory statement is a request? It is not a threat and it is not silencing someone. A request can be agreed or declined?
The bishop must explain why he wanted to silence the cleric.

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That’s a fierce epistle to send altogether, it will be causing a lot of consternation to the recipients. I will be surprised if you get a reply, these ejits don’t seem to grasp that their failure to act only causes more scandal.

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And another doomed to resign. It’s a bit like pulling a rabbit out of a hat – and another, and another!

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“it is inconceivable and utterly unacceptable that the … would seek an exculpatory statement/affidavit from a monk and priest in a small community of Diocesan Right on behalf of a Cistercian Abbot.”
+Pat, you swore a 10-page affidavit on the 11th of June in the same case and it had already gone to Rome when you blogged about it on the following day.
Many of your humble readers, myself included, thought a bishop was sensible to use an affidavit. You were critical of it but your are quite happy to use affidavits yourself.
The visitation team recognised that serious breaches of medical data protection and spiritual confidentiality were occurring.
The diocese have said they “cannot respond as there are ongoing investigations by canonical and civil authorities”.
Between the visitation report, the diocesan comments and the ongoing investigations, I don’t think anyone can infer a clean bill of health.
Pax.

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Here we go again 👆blog.🤭
Is Abbot Coffey a’ hatchet man’ sent by bigwigs re prelates or bishops to fix a typical rcc problematic landmines??
Which bishops or cardinals do you(readers) see as a nasty piece of work?
Thanks.

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This is a serious question – Rostrevor abbey hasn’t been mentioned in this. Does this mean for a man considering monastic life in Ireland Rostrevor is the only option?

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Please, one abbey at a time until Bp Pat has time to focus his attention on any strange goings-on there (if any).

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Nobody need consider monastic life. Just go home and act sensible. Especially, DON’T change your name to Aelred, Bede * or above all Benedict. Oh nearly forgot Norbert.
{ * nobody was born with those names, they are fake names. EVEN the NCW don’t change their names }

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What a strange world is the monastic one, it seems. So much that appears to be questionable. Abbots behaving in a sexually incontinent way; superiors and investigators trying to ‘fix’ the outcome as a form of coverup; strange connections between various monasteries and their monks and abbots. I find the case of ex-Abbot Madden of Ampleforth interesting, and the resolve of Abbot Jamison the Abbot President of the ECB to keep him out of office after his being ‘cleared’ by police investigation. There is a lot there, I think, that has not been told. The Brenninkmeyer family of C&A, fabulously wealthy but uber Catholic and conformist – sons either went in to the business or became priests – and the damage done to them and done by them in places like Worth and other institutions. What a mess ! I know that + Pat has done his best to bring all of these things to light. What bemuses me is that the secular press seems to be avoiding getting involved in any of this, which in previous decades would have been like honey to a bear. Is it because all things Catholic and religious, priestly, nunnish, and monkish just are not of interest to the world anymore ? If I were at a high level in the RCC I would worry about that. The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about, said Oscar Wylde, It just shows how irrelevant this stuff, clergy and the Church has become to the vast majority of people. Who is to blame ? Well, I think we know the answer to that, don’t we. We see it at play here in today’s blog – coverup, denial, obfuscation, avoidance, lack of accountability, covering their own arses……all of which lead people to conclude that they cannot trust priests, bishops and the Church. Without any trust, the Church is finished. It’s well on it’s way to being terminal.

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There is a certain loss of relevance however the real reason the press aren’t interested is that being a sexual deviant is now seen as a requirement to be a RC cleric so that’s not news.
And that is a change the church really does only have itself to blame for, having the stupendous misfortune to carry on its local cover up just as the internet came along so that it became clear it was a cess pit everywhere.

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Anon at 10.25pm
Trust has to be earned, not ours otlr their deference nor respect. Cos its two way street.
Bishops or cardinals can’t be trusted now after all the aforementioned scandals to date. They lost our trust and respect as well.
Bishops, cardinals are now seen by the public as merchants of cover ups, obfuscation, art of long silences or non responses hoping that it will all go away. Examples of this was mt Melleray/RP, roscrea (malcahy thompson/monk who died there whose name escapes me), Keenan and payment of rent boys, Deenihan and whole saga of silverstream not resolved, sodano and his protection of Marciel cos they needed marciel’s millions, Bishop of Galway diocese whose handling of clerical abusers, Brady, his
aka ‘ Spanish inquisition’ interrogation with a boy of 10 years old without the presence of his late parents as I could go on.
Me think rcc in Ireland is gone, nobody trusts these bishops nowadays and they are becoming irrelevant quite fast before they would be treated downwards at the same level as other religions such as Anglicans , Eastern churches, coptic, Greek and Russian orthodoxes.
Once you remove their power and authority in management of schools and hospitals, their political and monetary power would be diminished a lot further with little influence.
What boils me was rcc Scotland shoddy and appalling treatment of Despard which I found it very, very unchristian and totally lacking in the way of pastoral.

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Despard was / is an oddball with his own problems, however, he told it as it is and what he was saying was the truth. And he has paid the price. He’s not been silenced because of any wrongdoing on his part. He just had the temerity to tell and name those that he knew where up to no good. Many of whom, I know from personal experience and for fact, were up to no good ! There’s no protection for the whistleblower in the RCC, however.

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Anon at 12 29pm

Can I ask you a question?

Why is there no protection for the whistle-blowers of rcc such as despard, brendan boland 10 years old boy, some good priests who squealed on bad priests or bishops, some certain American priests who reported it but all they got was kicked out or moved to a remote parish or even laciased.

Even if it wasn’t for these whistle-blowers, mc Carrick wouldn’t have made it to the news, period.

Rcc is very anti thesis of democracy as they don’t believe in the truth but nothing, the whole truth.

All they wanted to cover it all up up to very end of it as they go or chase after the whistle-blowers in a very nasty way. This isn’t about JC, why are rcc still doing it?

JC didn’t intend this, he was after the truth but the whole truth. He went after the bad eggs, downtrodden, sick etc but never on the whistle-blowers.

Rcc is now doing the very opposite of what JC had intended to do.

I would promote Despard and kick out that Bishop Toal. Withholding monies to his (Toal) diocese by way of not contributing to it as a means of protest.

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Mother Burke is back next week at his former diocese when he was then a Bishop.
I won’t be watching his Magna cappa all in its glory re live video.
Will he ever cop it on 🤔😉

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Why would you watch it deaf geezer when you have stated many times you have cut all ties with the Church. For someone to has cut all ties you sure as hell take an interest in what Burke is getting up to.

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@10:35am
Would you ever cease to bore us about His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke and his wearing of the Cappa Magna. You need help to get with this obsession, will you ever cop on.🙄🤐

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1.04
Even in a ten-word comment, Bela Lugosi Dracula can’t hide his inability with words. While Jim S. and he share this characteristic, the former is preferable. He doesn’t employ vulgar language, including in relation to HF Francis.

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10.35: Deaf Guy, you told us you have cut your ties with the Catholic Church, yet you have an obsession with it in a strange way. You have an obvious unhealthy obsession with Cardinal Burke. Could it be that you really like him in “the closet”??? But we’ve heard enough of your “mothering” cynicism.

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1.15: 🤣😁🤣😂😅🤣…Mothering disgrace – referring to Deaf Guy as being in the closet with Burke!!🤣😂😉🤣😃😅.. Could be worse..

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Anon at 1.15pm

Just to be clear I’m way past mother Burke after Martel book plus Polish priest whom he excommunicated cos he brought Burke to court and won re ownership of church.

Again, I don’t want T0 have anything to do with rcc, bishops or cardinals aka their fraudent claim of Apostolic succession. Their lineage stops at reibeba circa 15th C.

From tine to time, I go to church to pray and also mass as well. But I won’t give any penny that could contribute to their lifestyle that’s at variacane with their priestly oaths and also celibacy discipline requirements along with rcc ethos.

What I’m saying here is that I place my faith in JC, not the bishops or cardinals or Pope. Cos they can’t trusted quite simply. Their visitation s, investigations so forth have been a sham and also they aren’t interested in truth.

In the meantime, I look or search for Greek or Eastern orthodox or something similar along the lines of early Church period, where there was no bishops or cardinals , just elders and people meet in homes.

My experience after meeting Donegal healer sort of woke me up after seeing healing on people including myself. As I say to myself, why isn’t that happening in rcc?

Bishops booted him out after laity (who had become too attached to rcc) reported it cos he preached against new age practices, ways taught by rcc were wrong, false love preaching by rcc.

Also mentioned Burke to WIND you up😉😂

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The monastic community seems riven with crime and corruption wherever you look – thank God for Bishop Pat, truly a thorn in their side – another scalp would be wonderful – the heat is on – the temperature is rising – a resignation before Christmas would be a great Christmas present for the faithful who lament this scandal which never ceases and is relentless.

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@10:38 am

That is a very pointed comment. Clearly you are familiar with the situation. And anybody who reads the Benedictine Yearbooks can see this with their own eyes. There is a lot about Fr Andrew Brenninkmeyer that has yet to come into the public domain. Pat Buckley is clearly content to agitate about that scandal. It is suggested that the then Bishop of Arundel & Brighton was rewarded for his services with translation to Westminster, due to the gratitude (lobbying) of the Brenninkmeyer family. We should bear in mind that before the scandal broke Fr Brenninkmeyer was the Vicar for Religious in that diocese.

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I’m certain there will be more from all the other EBC monasteries as well – it’s inconceivable that there will be no further survivors coming forward.
Rotten to the core.

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The Brenninkmeyer family are very powerful in the Catholic Church in many northern european countries. They have money and influence, and are unconstrained by shareholders as to what they do with it, because it is a wholly family owned firm. They have had their fair share of family tragedies, suicides etc., but no surprise in a family that firmly controls what its sons and daughters can do and whom they marry. Very controlling. I’m sure it will pop up on their radar pretty soon. And, they don’t back off very easily. As I say, they have money, power and influence. Even if they do have something to hide, they will fight to try and keep it hidden. Last I heard of Andrew Brenninkmeyer, he was in Switzerland, although that was 20 years or so ago. Now ? I guess he’s lucky he’s not in prison.

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+Pat, this is blistering. It appears that the monasteries in Ireland are in a terrible state. That is very depressing. Just like Purcell he needs to resign but he is not sufficiently bright and lacks the requisite insight to recognise that his position as abbot is untenable.

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He seems to be allegedly drowning in sleaze, Bp Pat, which is not a good look for someone, however marginally associated with a school.

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Marginally associated? Like Malachy Thompson in Cistercian college Coffey’s school is attached to the monastery. As abbot he is patron/trustee. The owner of the school, involved in staff appointment, appoints half the board, appoints chairperson. Controls the money. Must sanction changes in school policies etc etc. He is more than ‘marginally’ associated.

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I see that the whistleblower at Silverstream Fr Andersen has been accused of a violation of the sacramental seal of confession. We were not told whether it was an indirect or a direct violation. Objectively this appears to be a textbook example of ecclesiastical retaliation in order to undermine the credibility of the complainant.
I note that Coffey studied Canon Law. Looking at the Silverstream saga on this blog Coffey emerges as the village idiot from Ennis. And if all this is true then Coffey is displayed unparalleled stupidity in asking Andersen for a statement about Purcell, and he would not have done so without the expressed approval of Deenihan the village idiot from Cork.
Both Coffey and Deenihan have an axe to grind because Andersen has made them look stupid. There is nobody as petty as somebody from Cork so I speculate that the weaponisation of the canonical process is like a joint enterprise where Coffey and Deenihan are co-conspirators trying to destroy Andersen to salvage their petty and inconsequential reputations. My final thought is that if a complaint was made it is a from a “Kirby loyalist” who fervently believes in his tabernacle revelations or a willing patsy from within the monastic community.
If Glenstal re-elect Coffey when his term is completed that is a community that deserves to wither on the vine.

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I beg to differ. Deenihan is from the inner city, not one of the villages. He might be “The City Idiot”, but he certainly is not “The Village Idiot”.

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10.48am
Bishop and Abbot appointments or indeed any clerical promotions are always linked to a good deed they have committed regarding the dark arts of cover up and Omertà – it means they can be trusted with more secrets and darkness.
Oakley made Bishop of Northampton despite Matthew Jollie (or perhaps because) and gay active culture at Oscott.
McKinney got Northampton despite ordaining a seminarian who went onto rape two girls in Peterborough.
Stock got Leeds – a cold dry and emotionally stunted insomniac a man profoundly unsuited to high office – will probably be the next Cardinal unless common sense prevails and Paul Gallagher bags it.
David Evans – a robot with zero people skills – what did he do? What does he know about gay Oscott?
I could go on – and the recent two Canons of the Brum chapter – both die hard company men – engorged and bloated on a life of privilege and indulgence – truly poor and humble of the earth – not – now Big Guns. Go figure.
Oh and little bit rotund Bobby Byrne – Jesus whose arse did he lick to be made a bishop and what secrets does he know – lots I’d say and being the biggest gossip in the land they won’t be secrets for too long.

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The events of the past few decades leave a distinct impression that once paedophilia was considered acceptable in the clerical world. When it became apparent that people taking an interest in this would result in prison terms and loss of income, combined with a couple of high profile straight bishop scandals, they decided that instead they’d better turn a blind eye to gay jollies instead, because at least that couldn’t produce embarrassing children and result in prison.
The whole thing is incredibly distasteful and leaves an impression of an institution which is totally amoral.

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The Dominican Fr John Henry Walsh who visited west Waterford was not re-elected for a second term as prior of Saint Saviour’s priory in Dublin where OP seminarians are housed.

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Pat at 2:10pm the reason they keep saying this is a Cistercian matter is to try to hang the Cistercians out to dry and dodge the bullet themselves.
It’s all part and parcel of the excuses made for perversion, crime and abuse: ‘a few bad apples’, and so on.
Because they continue to deny the reality they will start attacking each other and shooting more messengers as the truth continues to come out.
The only explanation which explains everything that has happened and been revealed about the church over the past decades is that it is a multinational scam and criminal organization hiding behind a facade of religion. It is organized and so there is no such thing as a Cistercian matter, it will always effect other parts of the organization.
There may be some clergy who are naive or in denial enough to think the religious bit is the real business of the church but they are the minority.

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3:43,
Was The Irish Catholic spouting Cistercian propaganda in their recent article? If they were, it would mean that the Cistercian “propaganda” was about a Cistercian matter?
The buck stopped with the Abbot General to sort out the situation that dragged on for 14 months.
The Priory situation has been dragging on and on. The buck stops with the bishop of the diocese. The bishop will be delighted with the smokescreen elsewhere distracting the focus from his responsibilities.

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Seamus, as I mentioned the cover up merchants will increasingly be going for each other as time goes on. They have no strategies except to deflect and minimize, and these cannot now work because of the internet.
People will always end up attacking each other when they have no resources and the church’s strategy means there always has to be a deflection to some apparent victim.
I think Pat mentioned in the week that there is another big name behind this who hasn’t appeared yet.

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😆😆😆🤣🤣🤣 omitted – yesterday’s siren cry – together with ironical comment name field . . .

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5:46,
Neither the bishop of diocese nor the apostolic nuncio to Ireland answered The Pillar’s questions about the accusations against Andersen.
The subject of today’s blog did speak to The Pillar: “Canonical Visitations are confidential to the community visited and so I am not at liberty to discuss this with you. You will need to contact the community of Silverstream Priory directly for a comment on their Visitation.”

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The Priory is a diocesan matter to be resolved by the diocese. The ongoing investigations by canonical and civil authorities cannot go on forever. The bishop of the diocese can run but he can’t hide forever.
Pax.

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Can anyone please tell me who the Fr.Ger Byrne pictured in the Scotland blog is? He certainly doesn’t look like. TLM kind of guy. The vestments in that picture are not in keeping with TLM. He looks way to cool for that. Is he a diocesan priest?

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There is also an anonymous comment at 5.40pm asking the same question. He is parish priest at St Bridget’s toryglen in the archdiocese of Glasgow. Hardly a neighbouring parish as was mentioned in the motherwell post yesterday. I do wish people were more accurate.
Garngad Lad

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First non-Irish RC Bishop to be appointed to an Irish diocese soon, big news Pat. When can we expect your thoughts on the lucky prelate?

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Does the poster mean “non-irish born” that’s always possible but even then not a “first” Might be true in the modern period but dozens of English and French men were appointed to Irish dioceses over the history of the Church on this island. About half a dozen of St. Laurence O’Toole’s successors were all English clerics.

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Fair point @7:38.
Someone is getting an auxiliary, and that aux will be the first non-Irish bishop in Ireland in modern times.

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I’ve met Abbot Coffey on a few occasions. He gives me the creeps. There’s something about him that’s very dark. I would not be at all surprised if there are some disturbing stories still to be discovered about him.

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5:34, well, that clearly touched a nerve! Simple truth-telling will do that for those addicted to lies and cover-up.

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“By the way, .. at .. was a .. priest. He’s salt of the earth, a really kind genuine guy. No double life for him.”
Was it not written that someone is the salt of the earth?

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7.24….a spoken truth by 5.34 touched a raw nerve in you..definitely. Same old repeat lies from trolls like you!

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7:38, Compline then night night for you, Brendan. It’s been a rough day, I know. 😂

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Pat. You had a silent call from Switzerland yesterday. Do you think Pat that it was the Holy Spirit. She has a wonderful sense of humor. No pun intended.

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Getting away with it for years, bishops always covering up. Lives ruined, no bother to them. They believe they can do as they please and, oftentimes their crimes seem to go unpunished.
Thankfully, nobody is above the law; and this is ever more the case in these modern times.
.https://youtu.be/DSfjtdnUsls

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Brendan want’s a Dioceses and if the Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy goes to Down & Connor Abbot Coffey was highly thought.
I hope you pointed out to Cardinal Marc Ouelett of the Congregation for Bishops that Archbishop Okolo is ignoring you and is useless.

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Not a hope in hell of Coffey getting Limerick. Brendan Leahy more likely to get a Vatican appointment. Leahy I know has been criticised. My dealings with Brendan Leahy have shown he is a humane man who listens. He is intelligent and able to assimilate complex issues. He is not your regular Irish bishop. He deserves more credit. I am basing this on personal interactions and encounters. Not on gossip from bitchy clerics in limerick.

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12.49: Pat, you received a silent call from Switzerland..Could it have been a Vatican Swiss Guard you met on your infamous Rome trip? Wouldn’t you be so lucky? Though age is against you. I received calls from Spain and Italy over the last 2 months…Luckily the country was identified before I answered. Gangsters…

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I did not meet any Swiss Guards then.

Just some Vatican Gendarmerie 🇻🇦

But they were very handsome.

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8.39: Why does he need to go? Give justified, plausible arguments and not just a blase soundbyte response. Try hard.

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Because he is a dishonest ecclesiastical fixer who has been caught red-handed in covering for an abusive superior, in order to exonerate a diocese from culpability, not to mention destroying the life and ministry of a whistleblower. Is it really that hard?

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I expect everyone is anticipating tomorrow blog tonight as usual. It always sends me to sleep… in a good way, of course.

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New claims emerge about Fr Malachy Finegan.

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