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KIRBY HOSTED BOY SCOUTS AT SILVERSTREAM !!!

KIRBY WITH THE SCOUTS

LETTER TO DIOCESE OF MEATH SAFEGUARDING.

Dear Ms. Byrne,

It is clearly stated on the website: http://www.meathsafeguarding.ie that “any general queries regarding safeguarding” within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Meath should be directed to you for answer.

But, first let me introduce myself. I am Bishop Pat Buckey, better known on the island of Ireland as the Bishop at Larne. I appreciate you may have never heard of me, however, I am well-known to — but perhaps not well-liked by Bishop Thomas Deenihan. But, a bit of Christmas cheer might warm his cold heart.

Recently, I have been contacted by a priest of the Diocese of Meath with safeguarding concerns that I now bring to your attention within the present.

Do you not consider it absurd that a priest of the Diocese of Meath, does not report his safeguarding concerns to the appropriate authority in his diocese due to his well-founded fear of victimisation for reporting his concerns.

Instead, the priest feels it is “safer” to contact an independent figure such as myself! Does that not raise serious and significant questions about safeguarding within the Diocese of Meath?

The reason I was contacted by the priest was simple; it is his on-going concern about Silverstream Priory, and its priests. The Priory is an Institute of Diocesan Right located within the Diocese of Meath. And, that means the Priory and its priests are subject to the jurisdiction/oversight of Bishop Thomas Deenihan.

At the time of this writing, Silverstream Priory has three (3) priest on its books: a) the founding Prior, Dom Mark Kirby, OSB; b) Dom Benedict Andersen, OSB, who by virtue of his priestly ordination by Bishop Michael Smith, the previous Ordinary of Meath is de facto a priest of the diocese; and, c) Dom Hildebrand Houser, OSB.

An on-line search of the “Directory” reveals that none of three (3) priests of Silverstream Priory are listed as being priests of the Diocese of Meath. This is most surprising and begets immediate questions about safeguarding.

As previously stated, Dom Andersen, by virtue of his ordination by Bishop Smith is a priest of the Diocese of Meath. That is a matter of Canon Law, so it is surprising he is not listed as a priest.

Dom Mark Kirby has resided in the Diocese of Meath for a sufficient amount of time to have incardinated. If he has not incardinated — are you in a position to provide any guidance, why that is the case?

Is it the canonical reality that Dom Mark Kirby still attached to his previous religious Institute/Diocese, and is he actually subject to another Ordinary, who is NOT, Bishop Deenihan? This is a very important question; one that deserves an immediate answer.

It was brought to my attention that Silverstream Priory earlier this year were looking for a mitred prelate to conduct the solemn monastic profession of Dom Houser? Do you know if the solemn profession went ahead? And, if so, who conducted the ceremony?

We know that Dom Houser was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States. If and when, he makes solemn monastic profession — will his connection with the Archdiocese of St. Louis be extinguished?

If the solemn profession has gone ahead with the concomitant lack of publicity, is Dom Houser: a) still a priest of the Archdiocese of St Louis, who is resident at Silverstream Priory with the consent of Archbishop Rozanski, Ordinary of the Archdiocese of St. Louis; b) was Dom Houser by virtue of his solemn monastic profession incardinated into the Diocese of Meath, and/or, c) is Dom Houser in the process of incardinated into the Diocese of Meath?

If Dom Houser was/is a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, do you know if he complied with all the safeguarding requirements of that archdiocese in order to remain in good standing with his Ordinary? If not; why not?

A recent statement on the webpage of Silverstream Priory acknowledges that accusations had been made against the founder “Dom Mark Daniel Kirby”. It further states that “the allegations were denied” the community “understood that they had to be investigated by various authorities” and that the community “cooperated fully with the lengthy and thorough investigation that followed”. When the allegations were made, why was no public announcement made about the allegations? Why did no statement appear on the websites of the Diocese of Meath and/or Meath Safeguarding alerting people to the allegations?

We also learned from the statement that the allegations were sufficiently serious for “An Garda Síochána, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Charities Regulatory Authority” to have been involved. We also learned that “Dom Mark [Kirby] is priest in good standing”. So again, I ask: with whom is Dom Mark Kirby in good standing? Can you definitively tell us if Dom Mark Kirby is in good standing with Bishop Deenihan?

What is the canonical status of Dom Benedict Andersen? Where in America is he at the moment? Why has he been permitted to remain outside Silverstream Priory for an extended period of time? Is he subject to the jurisdiction of any bishop in America? Is he in receipt of a stipend from Silverstream or the Diocese of Meath? Is he saying Mass in the USA?

You would accept that the action of Dom Andersen in highlighting the sexual and financial misconduct of Dom Mark Kirby means he is a whistle-blower. We know from a series of articles in the press that Dom Andersen is being punished for highlighting misconduct – what does that tell you about safeguarding in the diocese? His allegations were deemed to be sufficiently serious to be investigated for over a year by An Garda Síochána; they in turn felt they were sufficiently credible to send a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions; hence, there was smoke and fire about Dom Kirby.

However, what characterised the response of the Diocese of Meath about Dom Kirby and indeed this safeguarding office was the silence of a cover-up, and this cover-up is on-going and deliberate. The people of the Diocese of Meath were deliberately kept in ignorance about Kirby. Why?

Would you accept that if a priest highlights misconduct in the Diocese of Meath, he will be punished by Bishop Deenihan for generating negative publicity?

And, as a consequence of that known and demonstrable reality — priests of the Diocese of Meath do not trust Bishop Deenihan, and that the role of safeguarding within the Diocese of Meath is nothing more than a sham? And, that harsh reality has very serious consequences for safeguarding and the culture of safeguarding within the diocese?

And, would you further accept that your role is a charade that provides the thinnest possible credibility for Bishop Deenihan?

But, why does all this matter? It matters, because young boy scouts were repeatedly brought to Silverstream Priory for overnight camping trips. In fact, one of the people, involved in organising these visits to Silverstream Priory is a Senior Counsel at the Law Library. For the avoidance of any and all doubt the Senior Counsel was oblivious to the misconduct of Dom Kirby.

SCOUTS CARRY CANOPY FOR KIRBY

The Silverstream Newsletter for January-February 2015 recorded that “we were happy to have Ireland’s first international troop of THE SCOUTS OF EUROPE in attendance at Holy Mass. The troop, under the expert leadership of Guilhem Fritsch, is made up of boys from France, Poland, and Ireland”.

In the Silverstream Newsletter for “Lent 2017”, it is recorded that on December 3, 2016: “Two patrols of the Gasóga na hEorpa (Scouts of Europe) camp on the monastery grounds and attend Holy Mass in Oratory of the monastery”. The newsletter contains a photograph of Dom Mark Kirby, “directing scouts in the singing of the Kyrie”.

In the Silverstream Newsletter for “Summer 2017”, two separate entries for the visit of the Scouts of Europe recorded their attendance at a camp near the monastery; it also records that on June 4, Pentecost Sunday, that the “small oratory is full beyond capacity for Mass, with the families of the Cub Scouts”

And, it is further recorded that on June 15, 2017, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi that the canopy the over the monstrance was at times carried by Scouts of Europe, which included a photograph of the Scouts carrying the canopy.

For the avoidance of doubt, I am not ridiculing the attendance of the Scouts and/or their families at Silverstream Priory. It is encouraging to see faith been publicly expressed, however, what is very troubling is the failure of the Diocese of Meath to ensure the protection of the Scouts, which in part explains the antecedents of the present.

Hence, these questions about safeguarding within the Diocese of Meath are legitimate, extremely serious, and the scandal that is Silverstream Priory needs to be brought to a prompt end. It is my intention to write to the Senior Counsel referred to, herein, with a list of questions. Once, they have been answered, I will be in contact, and I will bring my concerns to Tusla, and (if necessary) to An Garda Síochána.

In the past, I have directed my concerns to Bishop Deenihan, however, with typically obduracy, (a characteristic often associated with those who are Cork-born), he has not replied, which is deeply surprising given we are dealing with an on-going church scandal.

I am copying this e-mail to the TDs of the constituencies of Meath East and Meath West, because we are dealing with safeguarding issues and the protection of minors. It is noteworthy that one of the TDs is Helen McEntee, the incumbent Minister for Justice. Thus far, the only positive action Bishop Deenihan has taken, under duress, probably due to the intervention of the Apostolic Nuncio, was to involve An Garda Síochána in light of the Andersen allegations.

I await your considered and prompt reply to my questions.

Sincerely,

(Bishop) Pat Buckley

PS: because, I believe transparency is good for the Church, I will place a copy of this e-mail on my blog.

Cc:

Bishop Thomas Deenihan.
Archbishop Jude Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to the Republic of Ireland.
Damien English, TD.
Johnny Guirke, TD.
Peadar Tóibín, TD.
Thomas Byrne, TD.
Helen McEntee, TD.
Darren O’Rourke, TD.

REPLY FROM DIOCESE OF MEATH THOS MORNING

Dear Bishop Buckley,

Many thanks for your email and for contacting me.

Any Priest of the Diocese of Meath with a child safeguarding concern would be best advised as a Mandated Person to report their knowledge, concerns, suspicions, or allegations of child abuse to TUSLA and the Gardai.  The Children First Act 2015 places a legal obligation on all members of the clergy as mandated persons to report child safeguarding concerns to the statutory authorities.

As you can appreciate, I am unable to discuss personal sensitive information regarding safeguarding matters with anyone other than the statutory authorities. Should TUSLA and/or the Gardai wish to conduct any safeguarding investigations into any concern regarding child safeguarding in the Diocese of Meath, all of us in the Safeguarding Team, including Bishop Deenihan, would be happy to cooperate.

With every good wish for Christmas.

Kind Regards,

Loraine Byrne

Safeguarding Co-Ordinator Diocese of Meath

Cc:         Bishop Thomas Deenihan

Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to the Republic of Ireland

               Damien English TD

               Johnny Guirke TD

               Peadar Tóibín TD

               Thomas Byrne TD

               Darren O’Rourke TD

112 replies on “KIRBY HOSTED BOY SCOUTS AT SILVERSTREAM !!!”

Pat, as a Religious, the priest would not neccesarily be a priest of the diocese. A priest can be ordained by a bishop who is not his Ordinary (especially if his Ordinary is not a bishop, but a Religious Superior). I was ordained by a bishop from another diocese, but that didn’t mean I was incardinated into that diocese.

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+Pat, prior I mean in this case. I don’t get too caught up in titles!
I would have thought the vow of obedience is still to the community as opposed to the diocese?

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In this case the obedience is to the community and the Bishop who has the final word.

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The superior of Silverstream is a layman in his 20s. There is no way he can exercise any jurisdiction over priests.

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Even if they did have an abbot, it’s still the ordinary’s “back yard”, so to speak. Therefore, the local ordinary is responsible for the oversight and had regular and irregular authority.

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I agree, the Benedictines bring in a bishop to ordain priests but they are priests of the community not a diocese.

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But Pat even as an institute of diocesan right the priests are not incardinated in the diocese, because the institute is a different entity in canon law from the diocese, even if ‘managed’ by the diocese.
Finally professed religious belong to the institute. If the institute closed they would be members of it until they transferred or incardinated elsewhere.
They would not automatically become priests of the diocese, just as religious who weren’t priests would belong to the institute not the diocese.
I think the comment here some weeks ago saying they were priests of the diocese was mischief making.

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I am advised by a senior and international canon lawyer who deals with religious that the Silverstream priests are incardinated into the Diocese of Meath.

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Pat at 12:16, Thank you. Can you say why that is the case, and is it always the case for religious priests of an institute of diocesan right? Does this imply the diocese has more duties to them than the monks who aren’t priests?

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I only consulted this canon lawyer on the Silverstream priests.

But it follows that the monks who are not priests are not incardinated.

And it also follows that the whistleblower, Father Benedict Andersen, in an incardinated priest of Meath.

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+Pat, I am surprised by what the canon lawyer has advised you. At his profession a monk promises three things:
OBEDIENCE to his Superior (abbot or prior) and his successors.
STABILITY to the monastery of his profession.
CONVERSION OF LIFE – a promise to remain faithful until death to the process of personal integration, of real openness to ongoing transformation by the Holy Spirit.
Pax.

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Seamus at 4:15, all true but remember that in this case, in addition to Silverstream being a diocesan monastery, Deenihan actually appointed a layman the prior of the monastery. It’s surprising that Rome agreed, because Rome has also been very clear that a lay person cannot exercise jurisdiction over someone in holy orders. Hence, the current position of Silverstream is extremely complex and convoluted.

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4:54,
The current situation is complex while the prior is a layman but the vows of obedience are still for the community. It’s not a situation that can go on forever and understandable that the Priory seems to have been given the opportunity to get on a better footing. A better footing should not be based on the previous prior.
Pax.

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Where on earth is Dom Kirby? If he’s quietly saying his prayers, perhaps singing the Office as part of the common life in some other Benedictine house, that’s fine I suppose, but it would be nice if he doesn’t have access to vulnerable males. Shuffling around of dodgy priests and monks has resulted in many victims and compensation claims which saw monies and property donated by generations of Catholics go up in a puff of smoke. It’s a bit ‘where’s Waldo’ except far more serious.
I would echo 11:50. The incardination of the religious can be far from straightforward in a geographical sense. There’s nothing sinister, just how it is.

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1 – 1.35 last point, ambiguity is “good” cover for ambiguity. Hence the need for every priest to be announced exactly as to both incardination and faculties, every time. Given that monk is (usually) a euphemism for priest. True subsidiarity doesn’t allow for anarchy by those bishops.
2 – Keeping the sun off the mughal lest he become flaky – or start glowing. Last time I saw one of those fringes, at least St Thomas was under it.

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1:35 am, I’m afraid that all evidence seems to point to the fact that Bishop Deenihan put the fox right back into the hen house of Silverstream. Despite the fact that the visitation saying that he had serious boundary issues, and the Gardai asked for a prosecution after a long and detailed investigation of Fr Andersen’s claims.

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1:53 I hope not. That would likely mean any new abbot is just a front man or in only partial control for personalities like Kirby can gather followers. Again I hope not. Ideally Kirby should be a hermit on Sceilg Mhichíl or better somewhere in the US.

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Was Richard Abourjaily running around in clerics when the Boy Scouts were present at Silverstream? This could be very, very bad.

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Jesus Mary and St Joseph and the baby donkey who on earth would allow children of any age into that pit. Totally scandalous and uncalled for. Send Kirby home!

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Good God, that first picture of Kitty Kirby and the scouts is a perfect example of what they call a ‘cursed image’. Revolting.

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Have a nice Xmas Eve. Last year I had to self isolate alone over the Xmas period as I tested positive for Covid and it was very hard indeed, I had only started a relationship. This year I’m just exhausted and my new on/off what the hell is this relationship well be truly tested.

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well I am in a new relationship now and am as happy as can be. I’m glad I met Roberta. She’s the best thing to happen to me in ages. She’s working. long shift at the Bookies today but when she gets out later, we’re heading to McDonalds and a walk on the pier in Bangor. I’m not taking the glider ever again because of what happened but at least it led me to my Roberta.

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Good luck to both of you. Everyone thinks I’m gay Cus of my interests in dancing and knitting and drag race etc when I am actually a happily married man to a woman who is just very comfortable with his non sexual interests.

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I don’t blame Kirby for loving a twink or his men under 35, it would be a preference of mine also, but this is taking the Michael. He’s flaunting it.

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Mind, Bp Pat, failure to reply to your correspondence is the standard response, so it may be a bit unfair to single out +Tam just because he is “Cork-born”.

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Ah, Bishop Pat, I’m already beginning to feel Christmas day after dinner indigestion coming on, but it’s only early morning Christmas eve, I have not yet had breakfast! 😩

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The Curia knows everything. It covered up the abuses of the Church. It allowed the culture of many societies to displace love with an addiction to rules and blind obedience to abusers in black. The Curia is the root problem of the Church turning its collective back on the vulnerable. The Pope should immediately open the books of the Curia to independent review to expose the criminals therein and their supporters…even if it damages former Popes and Cardinals. The Church needs to get back to the basic message of Jesus Christ….LOVE, not rules.

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You’re absolutely right but the problem is far wider and deeper than that.
The whole Church structure needs to be changed – Hierarchy, Finance, Crime Prevention …

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The case of Julio César Grassi, where the then Abp Bergoglio commissioned a multilvolume attack on his victims and their evidence, suggests any investigator would have to be wholly independent, not that there the proverbial snowball’s chance in hell of an independent investigator. I don’t doubt that Pope Francis considered Grassi innocent, but it was improper. Grassi got 25 years.
Really there would need to be an independent monitoring unit managing safeguarding which dioceses have on some scale already.

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5:57 pm:
Where and to what extent (on what scale) have dioceses independent monitoring units managing safeguarding?

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6:42 I’m sure you think the Grassi case is nothing. Bergoglio was commissioning Marcelo Sancinetti to attack the victims of that perv priest and the evidence right until he became Pope. If anyone think Francis cares about abuse victims except how it might reduce cashflow from donations, I’m sure I’ve a bridge to sell you.

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This is devastating. This is the beginning of the end for Silverstream. The fact it’s been copied to all the TDs gives your missive traction and bite. It is a nice touch. A lovely Christmas gift to Bishop Tom.

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It’s a business. Along the way they might have started believing their own stories, but those stories were about getting people in line, and controlling whole populations. Everyone else was a ‘heretic’ and fair game for killing off. Some of the magical mysteries their adherents must claim to believe can only be taught to children, the ideas are so fantastical. Which is why education is so important to the Romans: get the victims young and there’s a lifetime in which to profit from them.

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@ 9:18: You correctly identify the insidious self replicating virus that is religion. Thank you.
The only partially effective prophylaxis is proper fact based objective education. In saying partial, I have to acknowledge the emotional and psychological impulse towards the ‘make-believe’ of religious mythology.
But that doesn’t make it, and its weird beliefs, in any way true.

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Waste of time Canice!
Such reasoning is way beyond them.
Their “viral infection” 🤣
breeds inaction, 🐑
and religious protection 🕷🕸🐲

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Well done Pat.
Keep it going . The letters to the TDs should do the trick.
They won’t want to be seen to ignore clear concerns about a deviant being in contact with kids.
Hopefully this will be the nail in the coffin for this place.
Wishing you and yours a very happy Xmas and continued success and happiness in 2022.

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“The loving-kindness of the heart of our God who visits us like the dawn from on high, giving light to those in darkness, those who dwell in the shadow of death and guiding us in the way of peace..” (Prophet Zephaniah)..Morning Prayer of the Church. I wish everyone this light and peace and loving-kindness of our God in the birth of Christ as we arrive at Christmas.

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9.35: The one person who really needs the light, healing, mercy and kindness of our God is Pat Buckley. What an ignoble and dishonourable blog for Christmas. Disgusting. Mr. Braveheart. And tonight and tomorrow this sham bishop will tell others about God’s great love in Christ. What mockery of this ancient Christian story! What a sham indeed from the Oratory. Vile.

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The truth will set you free, even if the truth is revolting.

BUT

“Men have shown that they prefer the darkness to the light”.

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Leave Pat alone, if he really does need light, healing, mercy and kindness then why are you reading his blog! Great reply Pat, is men prefer the dark and sometimes ugly and you highlight dark and ugly situations that nobody would dare tackle. Pat Buckley is a man of and for the people.

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I wonder if 10:45 is the same disgruntled cleric who told someone they didn’t know what priests’daily lives are like yesterday. Either way checking this blog is obviously part of 10:45’s daily life to see if he appears himself.

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10:45 am, you’re right. Bishop Pat should have waited for 27 December, Feast of the Holy Innocents. But Christmas, the birth of the Divine Child, works too.

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I assume that Silverstream has Child Protection measures in place, and also Public Liability Insurances that includes cover, both for the Institution and its members, against any allegations of Child Sex Abuse,

And I assume that Meath Diocese checks on that least once a year.

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I was near violently sick at the idea of this man near vulnerable children and with no safeguarding in place

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@6:21 Yes I was thinking that picture was distinctly Freudian!
If there was some supposed good reason for tying someone up (and we didn’t do anything like that in the scout troop I was in) a stand in of a bag or pillow could have been used.

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If the Church in Ireland is to even make a modest recovery in the next decade, safeguarding in every Diocese has to be beyond reproach. When will the Church learn to this lesson?

It is quite shocking that a priest feels unable to call out his concerns in Meath. But Andersen is a case in point and it also shows why Deenihan cannot be trusted.

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12:28 The church won’t learn the lesson because they like to be the ones telling other people what to do. Ergo the church will not make a modest recovery. Get more popcorn in. 🍿

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I have no confidence in the priory nor the former abbot. It would appear that the bishop of the diocese is now receiving votes of no confidence from his own flock. The Priory is toxic. The Episcopal leader will want to be careful that he is not consumed by that toxicity. He has covered his Episcopal backside for now but for how long??
Pax.

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bishoppatsays: 12/24/2021 at 12:16 pm I am advised by a senior and international canon lawyer who deals with religious that the Silverstream priests are incardinated into the Diocese of Meath.
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-Paul’s letter to the Galatians. chapter 5 verse 14 and Leviticus chapter 19 ,
Paul’s letter to the Romans – chapter 13 verse 1 Let every person be submissive to the governing authorities
With all respect. Bishop, it’s the risks to the vulnerable, and the civil courts,
that Meath Diocese, and its insurers most need to be worrying about.

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“ all of us in the Safeguarding Team, including Bishop Deenihan, would be happy to cooperate.”
Yes, Ms. Byrne, we all know how Bishop Deenihan cooperates, or rather, operates.

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1.56: All priests are aware of their moral responsibility to report to civil authorities any concern they have about safeguarding issues. The priest who emailed Pat knows this fact, so he himself should report his concerns to the civil authorities and to his Bishop. I have done both on two occasions. The letter of response is very clear.

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2:41, You’re apparently not familiar with the story of Fr Andersen and numerous other clerical and religious whistleblowers.

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Fr told us all happy Christmas today while his special friend sat in the front row at mass like a Cheshire Cat

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So happy xmas, and WHO have you done
Another one (Purcell) over, and yet more to cum (Kirby)
So it is xmas, we know you’ve had fun
The queer and the rear sons
The old and the hung

A very merry Xmas
And a happy new fear
Let’s hope it’s a good nun
Without any smear

Merry Christmas clergy men, may you create as much scandal in the next year for Pat to unravel

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What a childish silly pathetic excuse of a poem, go back to school you uneducated fool and leave the good men alone.

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It’s remarkable that safeguarding replied so
quickly, and on Christmas Eve to boot!
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They would not have done so had not the TDs been carbon copied.
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The only thing that really moves the Church to positive action is not love of Christ and his little ones but fear: fear of exposure, fear of losing money, and fear of the civil authorities.
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Well done, Bishop Pat. Merry Christmas!

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I actually think the best outcome would be if Dom Kirby were essentially retired. After all if he is incardinated into the diocese it has a duty to him and can surely find him a bedsit somewhere where he can give himself to the Psalms.
Frankly I think a lot of current monastics really should be diocesan hermits but of course you have to have an income from somewhere.

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Why? It is because it is traditional in some form?

In the sordid annals of bad Irish monks, Kirby is no Brendan Smyth, yet the lack of any clear report is offensive really.

It just needs reorganisation, de-Kirbyification. It has healthy vocations where almost all other houses are dying or dead, but the coffin hasn’t been closed (there are a few houses of enclosed nuns that are doing okay, but the men seem hopeless). The vocations come from connections formed with various TLM communities, while other Irish houses have lost the connections which resulted in novices joining at a rate sufficient to sustain religious life.. It follows the charism of Italian Benedictines, the Corpocristiani. La Barroux is a more similar house, following a traditional Benedictine life, but no perpetual adoration. A Benedictine with suitable experience from a French or Italian house might be just the thing to divert from a cultish culture Kirby would have fostered. Now if it was just a Kirby cult, then it has to go, but I think there is a basis for healthy religious life there.

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Anon2811
We can truthfully say you don’t understand a) Benedictine charism, b) the particular history and reasons for Tridentinist monasteries in France and Italy and b) Benedictine history. And are therefore in no position to give a realistic opinion.
Barroux just like Silverstream without adoration? What have you been smoking?

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Monastic history and understanding the Benedictine charism isn’t Anon’s strong point 😂

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Spot on, 3:55.
However it isn’t really an answer to the letter, merely indicating that the church is reluctantly doing what states force it to so bishops don’t end up in prison, telling everyone else of their duty and ignoring the actual questions.
Pat, in Ireland is there a law which allows the public to force information out of organizations? In the UK it only applies to public bodies so the church wouldn’t count but the equivalent law is frequently used to great effect by journalists in the US. It also doesn’t mean breaking confidentiality – for example if the church is forced to reveal how many priests were suspended over safeguarding concerns in a certain timeframe, that isn’t confidential information.

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8.43
Bela Lugosi, point out a single whif of heretical doctrine sbout the reformed liturgy.
It’s you who are peddling heretical opinions. You called the Bishop of Rome ‘A….christ.’ Sedevacantist claptrap.

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Christmas Eve has arrived! We completed our Advent reading of the 24 chapters of the Gospel of Luke.
24:01 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.
24:02 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb.

24:13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.

24:30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.

24:36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

24:47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
24:48 You are witnesses of these things.
Pax.

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Greetings from Dakota, y’all. A happy festive period to one and all. Anyone got nice holiday plans? I’m gonna get to Tennessee and Oklahoma. The big three!! Hope to visit the Emerald Isle next year- to search for saints and scholars. Anyone know where to look? xx

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Don’t go to any of the current monasteries. You won’t find saints or scholars. And definitely don’t go if you have any young boys or men in tow.

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Afternoon Pat hope your Christmas preparations are in full swing mate. Earlier a commenter questioned rhetorically what the next year could bring for clergy men and scandal, do you have any hints or spoilers for us? We all know there will be at least 3 sex scandals and possibly the revelation that there is another straight priest out there other than Dallat.

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I would love for nothing else in my new year to help you expose the misgivings of our priests and especially our bishops. Undercover, fave value, I’m up for the challenge Father Pat as a fellow Larne man

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A Congregation of diocesan right (or Institute of diocesan right) is a type of religious congregation codified by the laws of the Catholic church, wherein the congregation is under the authority of a particular local bishop, rather than that of the pope. A congregation responsible directly to the pope is a congregation of pontifical right. Most of the major religious orders are congregations of pontifical right.

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Can. 589 An institute of consecrated life is said to be of pontifical right if the Apostolic See has erected it or approved it through a formal decree. It is said to be of diocesan right, however, if it has been erected by a diocesan bishop but has not obtained a decree of approval from the Apostolic See.

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Considering the reply from the safeguarding co-coordinator, what purpose does safeguarding as structured serve, I wonder?

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To serve the bishops, clearly, while giving the veneer of the “protection” of the vulnerable. Secondarily, it’s to pay salaries for a new bureaucracy of safeguarding “experts”.

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7:24 Yes, so it seems. These safeguarding ‘experts’- I wonder where their area of expertise lies.

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I have to admit that I’m enjoying all the canon law references on here of late. You tell ’em +Pat 🤓😂

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Pat, though I vehemently disagree with you for airing this blog today because it’s Christmas and surely a spirit of truceful-peace would have been more appropriate? Enemies the world over practice a Christmas peace.. Sadly not you. However, I wish you God’s blessings for a good, safe, healthy and grace-filled Christmas. I also pray for all who have been focused up in in the last year. I pray that God will guide them wisely. For all who have been rather vicious, may you learn mercy. Cheers Pat.

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There is no stoppage from the consequences of abuse.
May members of the Ecclesiastical establishment seek truth charity and justice.

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10.02: Christ needs to touch your heart too, sir. What a horrible person you are. Though you’re probably beyond redemption..

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