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DID RAY BROWNE’S BULLYING CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEATH OF ONE OF KERRY’S MOST LOVED PARISH PRIESTS?

Dear Ray,

I have been contacted by several people and priests in Kerry to express their real anger about your despicable behaviour towards the late Fr. Kevin McNamara.

BROWNE AT FR MC NAMARAS FUNERAL

In fact, many people with good reason in the Diocese of Kerry believe YOU HAVE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS due to your cack-handedness that bordered on bullying in your desire to force Fr. McNamara out the parish of Moyvane before the diocesan changes in Kerry of July 2021 were announced.

And, this begets the legitimate question, do you, Bishop Ray, use your episcopal authority to bully the priests of the Diocese of Kerry?

Your despicable and malign attitude was a source of great distress and anguish to Fr. McNamara. And, this upset and stress had not ameliorated with the passing of time. In fact, many people hold with good reason believe that the fact you forced Fr. McNamara from Moyvane played a significant and contributory factor in his untimely demise.

I have established to my satisfaction that during June/July that you [Bishop Ray] gave Fr. McNamara an ultimatum either to move from Moyvane to become the PP of Glenflesk or face the bleak possibility of not having a priestly assignment in the Diocese of Kerry.

I understand that you asked him to consider taking on a parish that had a conspicuous level of debt, which Fr. McNamara declined. I further understand that the late Fr. Namara was deeply reluctant to leave the Parish of Moyvane. And, I have learned that some parishioners had offered him the monies to engage the services of an experienced canon lawyer.

However, Fr. McNamara felt bound by his promise of obedience and his desire to serve the people of God to acquiesce to your request. However, he did so with the greatest reluctance. It was conspicuous that he was one of the few priests moved in the diocesan changes of July 2021. It begets the obvious question: why did you not place the previously London-based Jesuit, Fr. Carmody, SJ as the parish priest of Glenflesk or assign him to the debt-ridden parish?

CARMODY

Using any yardstick, Fr. Kevin McNamara was a well-liked, popular, respected, and deeply loved priest in Moyvane. During the pandemic, while complying with the law, he continued to minister to the people. His move to Glenflesk was greeted with shock and dismay by people in Listowel, Tarbert, Glin (Limerick) and Ballydonugue. This is confirmed by the number of very positive articles that have appeared in the press since his passing.

I cannot recall people queueing in the middle of the day to pay their respects to a deceased priest in a church. This is all the more remarkable given how secular in Ireland has become in recent years. It is a testimony to the remarkable priestly ministry of the late Fr. McNamara.

FATHER SEAN JONES

Is not the real reason you wanted to move Fr. McNamara — you wanted to teach him a lesson and show him that there are consequences to challenging your authority?

But, I have been lead to believe his difficulties began with the ordination to the priesthood of Fr. Sean Jones. And, in a cruel twist of fate, Fr. Jones, was present in Moyvane for the reception of the earthly remains of Fr. McNamara.

In fact, when, I first published on my blog the images from of Jones’ Grindr profile that had been sent to me by an ex-seminarian from Maynooth, I understand that Fr. McNamara urged the greatest possible caution and prudence about the priestly ordination of the then Deacon Jones.

But, you ignored his concerns with alacrity. However, Fr. McNamara did NOT oppose the ordination of Jones. I am told that Fr. McNamara was of the view that if Jones were serious about being a priest, he would agree to serve in the diocese as a deacon for a number of years to take the heat out of the scandal. But, you proceeded with the ordination of Jones in his home parish of Moyvane with a haste and secrecy that had not been seen in the diocese since penal times.

BROWNE HIRES SECURITY FIRM IN CASE I TURN UP TO KING PUCKS ORDINATION

Because, I had been blogging about the allegations surrounding Jones, I was not surprised to learn from a friend of Fr. McNamara that a security company had been hired to “police” the ordination in Moyvane because there was a fear that I would disrupt the priestly ordination of Fr. Jones in Moyvane.

Moreover, I also know that images of yours truly [Bishop Pat Buckley] were distributed to the security men so they could accurately recognise me..

Is this true? I know I am asking a rhetorical question, however, I know it is true, because this was a source of considerable shock to the late Fr. McNamara, when he was told same by a diocesan official.

One of my informants tells me that he was told face-to-face by the late Fr. McNamara that one of the reasons you ordained the now Fr. Jones was that the aforementioned Fr. Jones had made a sworn declaration that he [Jones] was not the individual in the photographs that I had repeatedly asserted with good cause was Deacon Jones.

When it was put to him [Fr. McNamara] by a reader of my blog that you [Bishop Ray] ordained Jones to the priesthood to spite me [Bishop Pat Buckley], he did not disagree with that observation.

Of course, it is appropriate to highlight at this juncture that my allegations about Deacon Jones were never denied publicly. Instead, the Diocese of Kerry decided to provide the thin veneer of credibility to you as the Ordinary by Jones’ statement. When, I contacted the diocesan offices in Kerry, I was surprised to be told that it was “unkind” of me to publish the photos from Jones’s Grindr profile; however, nobody within the Kerry diocesan offices denied it was the then Deacon Jones.

Subsequently, I have learned that a considerable amount of pressure was put upon you by the current President of Maynooth, Fr. Michael Mullaney to ordain Jones. Is this true?

I understand from other priests in the diocese that Fr. Jones keeps a very low profile in Tralee. He is conspicuous by his absence. When, he [Jones] comes to face that most just of Judges; do you think Fr. Jones will be lamented and will he be the subject of such positive media coverage?

Do you think people will queue in similar numbers in Moyvane to lament the passing of Fr. Jones? On that point, do you think the late Fr. McNamara would approve the ordination of Mr. Moriarty to the diaconate? Is he still languishing in a presbytery outside Killarney waiting for you to make a decision about his future? We all know how hard it is for you to make decisions.

In conclusion, I feel it can be legitimately asserted that you [Bishop Ray] had an animus towards the Fr. Kevin McNamara. And, of that you should be deeply ashamed.

Your platitudinous words on the occasion of this death belie the thinly-veiled contempt you had for Fr. McNamara during his life. Perhaps, you should reflect on his extraordinary life as a priest and attempt (if possible) to imitate his zeal and apply same to your own ministry; because, there is scant evidence of your zeal, thus far, within the Diocese of Kerry.

May we all attempt to animate the Christ-centred example of Fr. Kevin McNamara’s priestly ministry.

+Pat Buckley

208 replies on “DID RAY BROWNE’S BULLYING CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEATH OF ONE OF KERRY’S MOST LOVED PARISH PRIESTS?”

The only time the church treats anyone with dignity or respect is in the womb, and the only reason for that is it promotes the cruelty and indignity with which it treats everyone else.
Sean Jones’s alleged pictures will follow him round for the rest of his life and he won’t even be able to undress at the doctor’s without knowing the doctor is thinking ‘Your bum really is hairy, just like the Grindr pictures Pat Buckley published’.

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Fr. Sean Jones pretends to be Mark Moriarty’s friend and confidant, but behind closed doors, Fr. Jones has lead a smear campaign among the clergy in order to insure Mark is not ordained by Bishop Ray.
You need to know who your friends are Mark!

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Wow. Fantastic Bishop Pat on this great article taking on this episcopal bully in Kerry. Fr. Kevin’s funeral was in Cooraclare in Killaloe diocese home of another shameless ecclesiastical bully +Lugs Monahan.. Lugs tried his best to keep Fr. Kevin out of anything to do with Killaloe diocese or Cooraclare parish even trying to bar him from the annual Drumeelihy novena via the spineless Fr Tony Casey PP Cooraclare who was mortified to be even in the presence of local favourite Fr. Kevin. Fr. Kevin had one major flaw in life
He only knew how to tell the truth. He was an honest man. Thus he was hated with a shocking passion by the bishops of Killaloe and Kerry… ask Lugs about his treatment of Fr. Martin Blake. Appalling bullying..

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So much tension over parochial sppointments could be avoided if the RCC adopted the system of advertising a vacancy, interviewing candidates and appointing the best of them. To remain as long as they and the parish wished.

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That’s the way the Anglicans do it but they are not a model of success. Their congregations are much sparser than ours.

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The British Empire, underpinned by Anglicanism, casts a long shadow of abuse, slavery, pogrom and famine. The Magdalene Laundries were developed by the Anglicans in Ireland, and the insult “souper” resonates here. Those of us who live in NI can very much relate to the Indian experience. If the attitude is that England has a divine right to go anywhere in the world and claim lands for the Crown and wipe out the indigenous people and culture, it is no surprise that the little ones head the suffering queue.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/six-allege-abuse-at-anglican-children-s-home-panel-hears-1.2485922

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11.50 Couldn’t some diocesan and metropolitan archdiocese personnel have helped the Rotten State of Victoria not to persecute Detective Denis Ryan? Those diocesan and metropolitan archdiocese personnel are so enigmatic and questions have been asked about them all round the world.

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Ooh I wonder why the C of E has more churches surplus to requirements than the Catholics. Y’all really are stupid.

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I recall reading the condolences for Fr. McNamara at the time he died on R.I.P. They are a tribute to a great human being who choose priesthood as a life of service. A man, a priest who never lost his humanity and who saw the Divine in everyone. He inspired, helped, touched and shaped many, many lives. All age groups admired him and felt they had a soul friend, a true carer, a good listener in Kevin. They also found God in him. The truth is that priests are meant to accept where they are asked to go. It’s a tough call if you are fulfilled in a place and have to uproot and leave. Yet, it’s what we sign up to but there must be space for negotiation and dialogue. I do not know the full reality of his death but I think it’s dangerous to conclude in such a way as to suggest The Bishop was complicit in his death. Surely there’s too much unproven speculation in this email? There are innuendos abiut all kinds of decisiins znd personnel as to belueve sime have a disdaun for rhe Bishop and rather rhan confront him they pass on their stories to Pat. Is any Bishop truly accepted by clerics? Does Pat have a kind wird about any bishop apart from himself? They all get slapped down by Pat. Fr. Jones should be left alone. If the bishop of Kerry had concerns about visiting hecklers or intruders, he did the right thing by having a security firm to protect people. The thought of a marauding van load causing trouble begets questions about their nasty behaviour and intentions. Its a mad world. May the saintly Fr. McNamara pray for his colleagues from heaven. .

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I remember as a seminarian in Maynooth watching Bishop Ray Browne during holy Mass. He was giggling away like a fucking teenage twat..He behaved like an immature muppet and really annoyed me so much that i wanted to go up and give him a good slap. Had i known that i be kicked out of that place a few days later then i probably would have.

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1.11: Now we know why you were kicked out. Seems to ne you’d have been big trouble for parishuibers and volkeagues. Hope you found something to suit your brutish personality.

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@1.11am – what a comment. Thank God you were kicked out of College because anyone than can use vulgar language such as you have they deserve nothing less than to be expelled from Maynooth College. Shame on you. Say a Decade of the Rosary for the Holy Souls.

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12.08
But Bela, you’re proficient at vulgarities yourself. You called people, including the Pope a b****x.

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Such hate towards you 1.11 from holy ordained priests trying to justify Ray sniggering through mass.

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You were never in Maynooth. No Irish seminarian or indeed lay person refers to “Holy Mass”. That’s an English affectation.

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It’s not just me that says you can “linger” as deacon before elevation to priest; it would be good for any that are thought to be in good odour to do so, so as to not mark anyone out, which would boost all.
The first JP II reintroduced latent imbalances in the image of sacramental confectioning, which had traditionally been kept low key and were certainly in the process of righting themselves post-Council.
In the “bad” days we “went up” as little as we wanted, if we wanted, because we wanted, and not because some butch looking personage wanted us to want to look butch. For some strange reason Holy Mother maintains areas of inconsistency in spirit rather than just let them grow out.
Surely everybody paid off their church building years ago? Is this a euphemism for something else that was going on? My family weren’t “catechised” so tell me, are Catholics really paying to consume Hosts?

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@ 7:14am
The “bad” days as you say are still with us only worse, it’s a bit naive of you to say everybody paid off their church buildings years ago. Have you not noticed they have been to busy wrecking perfectly good churches by “reordering” them and putting parishes in debt for years. So it’s not consuming Hosts Catholics are paying for.

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I call them “bad” days because for me they weren’t; church was free and easy. (I wasn’t personable or lively enough to be head hunted as altar kid.) Apologies, I have not been aware that reordering had to be done at parish expense. My comments are mainly to take the heat out of Catholic intensity. The worst of JP II and his successors (and predecessors) (and subordinates) is we can’t tell what they are at till it’s too late. Hence the huge value in stepping back to figure everything out for ourselves. Perhaps church should have nothing do with popes.

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Oul Gossip Alert @ 12:18pm
Nettie wrong as usual, I did not post the comment at 12:08pm ya Bollox but I agree with it.
As for any comment I’ve made on oul Fanny I stand by them

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Pat, good article. Can you publish photographs of Fr Jones Grindr? I wasn’t aware of your blog until last year. Thanks

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How very sad. I hope Bishop Ray Browne reflects on the consequences of ordaining Jones. I somehow expect that further misery and destruction will follow.

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I was surprised two see that there are only 53 non-retired priests in Kerry diocese. Two of those are desk priests (the bishop’s secretary and Seamus O’Connell), who could easily be replaced by lay people and the priests concerned be put into parishes.
The lack of ordinations and paucity of priests in Kerry website attests to Ray’s failed and uninspiring leadership.

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The lack of ordinations and the paucity of priests may in part have something to do with the Kerry leadership, but the fact is that young men these days just do not see the priesthood as a healthy, happy, integrated and balanced way of living their lives. They instinctively understand that there is something toxic about the Catholic priesthood and so do not come forward. They find other ways of living out their lives, in service if they are so inclined. The priesthood is avoided for the most part, and only those who have personal issues and character p profiles which are attracted to such a toxic way of being put themselves forward. Add the lack of vocations to the increasing age profile of the Catholic priesthood, which moves towards extinction because of retirement, deaths, MIA, prison, disappearance etc., there will soon be no priests for a bishop of push about ! But, is anybody taking any notice ?

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‘young men these days just do not see the priesthood as a healthy, happy, integrated and balanced way of living their lives. They instinctively understand that there is something toxic about the Catholic priesthood and so do not come forward.’
Today’s post and comments are a perfect demonstration of why they reach this accurate perception.

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Is must be stressful for Sean ‘Jockstrap’ Jones to know that he’s being watched like a hawk in case he backslides and fires up his Grindr account again.

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So the Jesuit, Brendan Carmody, replaced Fr McNamara in Moyvane. Why is a rando SJ in a Kerry parish? He spent his whole life in Africa and London as an academic. How is he equipped to be a PP?

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There’s a lot of stuff to absorb in your post today, + Pat. However, at foundation it has to do with an arrogant bishop who is prepared to use the authority and power given to him to push through his agenda, and in particular to frustrate you and your concerns about Sean Jones and anybody else who appeared to support those concerns – including the unfortunate Fr Kevin McNamara who is the ostensible subject of your post today. We see this kind of behaviour on the part of bishops every day. So many of them seem to think that the authority and power given to them by their position and ordination as bishop is untrammelled and unlimited, and can be used at their own discretion. This leads to arbitrary and unjust use of their authority and power, and that of the Church, in situations and against people for whom it was never intended. In other words, they so often use their authority and power to advance their own personal agenda and for their own vindictive purposes. This is why the Church really does need to reform its institutional structures, so that we move away from this kind of personal authority and power and develop a much more democratic, consensus, synodical way of organising and running the Church, dioceses and parishes. The wonder of this blog is that it continually throws up the faults of the Church, be it clericalism, abusive bishops, outdated and hurtful theologies, careless pastoral provision, self-interest amongst priests and bishops – the list could go on. Today’s theme about abuse of authority and power is just the latest example. Change is long overdue. If the Church does not address these issues, then the Church will implode. These are existential challenges to the Church. When will people take notice ?

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One question, how did Ray browne get that bishopric job?
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I know nothing about him but where was their due diligence and process to weed out unsuitable ones for that bishopric job🤷‍♂️
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Curia made a botch of their job re appointment of Ray Browne cos no vocations, paucity of priests as suggested by another poster 👆

What was disturbing for us, was the hiring of security guards at fr Jones ordination . Did Ray Browne feel threatened 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

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If a bishop is running a diocese into the ground (eg Dermo and Noel) and it’s obvious that their leadership is bearing no fruit, why don’t they have the humility to resign and let someone capable take over? A supermarket manger who lost customers year on year would be forced out. If the fishers of men are getting no fish, we need new fishermen. DFL in Dublin or the bland new ++Tuam aren’t going to catch many.

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Do you seriously still believe that fishing for men (in the sense you mean) is the business of the church?

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11.53am

I realise that people haven’t read Vatican II, but I refer you to the opening paragraph of ‘Ad Gentes’:

PREFACE
1. Divinely sent to the nations of the world to be unto them “a universal sacrament of salvation,” the Church, driven by the inner necessity of her own catholicity, and obeying the mandate of her Founder (cf. Mark 16:16), strives ever to proclaim the Gospel to all men. The Apostles themselves, on whom the Church was founded, following in the footsteps of Christ, “preached the word of truth and begot churches.”It is the duty of their successors to make this task endure “so that the word of God may run and be glorified (2 Thess. 3:1) and the kingdom of God be proclaimed and established throughout the world.”

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Fishing for men, pre-ordination in the 21st century Irish Church now includes grindr, sworn declarations and security firms. HELLO!!😝

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Fr McNamara was a truly remarkable man. He was a one-of-a-kind priest that enriched the lives of so many people due to his authentic faith. He faithfully fulfilled the promises he made at his priestly ordination. Of that I have no doubt. He was ordained a priest for the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. He had some difficulty with the congregation because he called out some misbehaviour/misconduct. In effect, he was a whistleblower, and this ultimately led him to leave the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.

I know for a fact that Fr McNamara had a very promising meeting with Bishop William Lee of Waterford & Lismore about a pastoral assignment in the diocese when he left the congregation. I also know that Bishop Lee at the time was very open to Fr McNamara having an assignment in the diocese. However, in revenge for his whistleblowing his religious superior denied him a letter of good standing. In fact, they attempted to traduce his good name. And as a result Bishop William Lee felt unable to offer Fr McNamara an appointment in Waterford & Lismore. Fortunately, Fr McNamara had contacts in Kerry. Bishop Bill Murphy to his very great credit was very kind to Fr McNamara and supported his incardinated into the Diocese of Kerry.

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‘he called out some misbehaviour/misconduct. In effect, he was a whistleblower, and this ultimately led him to leave the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.’
Legend. Although you are unfortunately describing exactly the kind of person the church can’t cope with in the priesthood.

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10.29: Seamus, how did you arrive at the conclusion that “..his Episcopal leader feared the light…” (of Fr. McNamara?). Do you known the FULL story or are you simply buying into a very biased narrative on this blog? Tell us what you personally know to draw such definitive conclusions!! And please, leave “pax” in the doggie basket!!

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11:25 in the same way Seamus arrives at any conclusion – by jumping at one, usually throwing some random scripture texts at it then telling people he just knows. I expect he has had some contact with the charismatic movement.

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And the old man answered him: Peace be with thee: I will furnish all things that are necessary: only I beseech thee, stay not in the street.
[21] And he brought him into his house, and gave provender to his asses: and after they had washed their feet, he entertained them with a feast. [22] While they were making merry, and refreshing their bodies with meat and drink, after the labour of the journey, the men of that city, sons of Belial, (that is, without yoke,) came and beset the old man’s house, and began to knock at the door, calling to the master of the house, and saying: Bring forth the man that came into thy house, that we may abuse him. [23] And the old man went out to them, and said: Do not so, my brethren, do not so wickedly: because this man is come into my lodging, and cease I pray you from this folly. [24] I have a maiden daughter, and this man hath a concubine, I will bring them out to you, and you may humble them, and satisfy your lust: only, I beseech you, commit not this crime against nature on the man. [25] They would not be satisfied with his words; which the man seeing, brought out his concubine to them, and abandoned her to their wickedness: and when they had abused her all the night, they let her go in the morning.

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12:31pm,
The experience of the concubine tragically is the experience of millions of women in our world. The term “invisible” is often used to describe victims of human trafficking.
Repentance must include a confrontation of evil. The expectations of the biblical text is clear: care for the oppressed, the captive and the helpless.
No one came to the defence of the concubine. She could get to the threshold of safety but never over that threshold.

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There is wisdom in the adage: audi alteram partem.
The rush to judgment against Ray Browne without having heard the diocese’s side of the story doesn’t serve the cause of truth.

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10.40: You make an excellent argument. Bishoos have to make difficult decisions about appointments. There is a limited roll to call from and surely all priests are aware of the necessity for personnel changes. We may not like what’s offered or the timing of a new appointment but it’s all part of our lives. Unfair and horrible – perhaps! However, it is very wrong to second guess the Bishop’s decisions re: Fr. McNamara. It is unfortunate that “some” clerics are using the death of their colleague to score against their Bishop. It is even more regrettable that Pat seems to implicate the bishop in the death of this truly good priest. The Bishop ok Kerry is not answerable to this blog. I believe, yet again, that some are being deliberately provocative wuthout proper information.

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Sounds like Fr McNamara was unsettled wherever he went. It’s part of the terms and conditions that priests are sent to new assignments from time to time. It goes with the territory. The Son of Man had nowhere to lay His head.

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11.36: Fr. McNamara was indeed a good and caring pastor. Sadly, his death is now being exploited by colleagues who despusevtheir Bishop and if course Pat will deploy any incident to set in motion a continuum of nasty comnentary. The Kerry Bishop will now be hounded, harrassed and bullied and all of this nastiness if encouraged by Pat. How a clerical mind works is sometimes very frightening, Pat’s included. When there’s an opportunity to cause mayhem the troops rally destructively.

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Will you tell their lordships the Son of Man had nowhere to lay his head – particularly those fond of their comforts.

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Yet another failure of the Bold Hughie Connolly and noting to discuss Michael Mullaney for failing to engage with the Pallottines on the sudden disappearance of Jones onto Ryanair to Dublin.

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11:57 If a candidate for seminary or religious life has been a canonical novice elsewhere (and I imagine this is the case here) the ordinary or major superior is obligated in canon law to get a reference from the institute.
Are you saying this didn’t happen in this case?

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Pat at 12:29 The original comment was phrased as a statement rather than a question but if that wasn’t done it’s a failure right up there with mixing internal and external fora.

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@11:20

When Bishop Ray announced the diocesan changes in July 2021 – it left twelve parishes in the Diocese of Kerry without a resident priest. Bishop Ray who is indecisive about everything displayed a rare zeal by insisting that Fr McNamara leave Moyvane to head to South Kerry. It is not unusual in Kerry for priests to be left in parishes for long periods of time. Fr John Lawlor was the parish priest of Ballydonughe (North Kerry) for over 15 years until his retirement – it is now one of the parishes without a resident priest.

Parishioners were particularly generous to Fr Kevin because they appreciated his ministry and Ray was keen to get his hands on the surplus in Moyvane parish bank account. I could write a lot more about the DISASTER that is Bishop Raymond Browne. Unfortunately, the diocese will be dealing with the poor choice of Archbishop Brown until 23 January 2032, when he turns 75 and has to submit his resignation.

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A very accurate analysis. Personally I think Ray is on the autistic spectrum. His interpersonal skills leave a lot to be desired as do nearly all his skills.

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The question which needs to be asked, did Mullaney or Hughie submit a request to the Civil Authorities in Rome for a Criminal Back Ground Check or any other Concerns regarding Sean Jones’s application for entry into Maynooth?

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Do not insult anyone who is genuinely on the spectrum and mistake this mans ignorance and lack of personality for something more serious.

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11.36
I hope and Pray that you are not a Priest from the Diocese of Kerry if you are shame on you.
Bishop Ray Browne would be far better of without Clergy like YOU and please God do not even think you are Catholic.
You will sadly likely not have to wait till 23rd January 2023 as Bishop Ray does not have good health do you think he just loves drinking water.
Bishop Ray Browne will be the last resident Bishop of Kerry and hopefully Bishop Fintan Gavin can see through people like YOU.

If anyone is driven to suicide it is this blog as some of the people who were affected by it and start with Yvonne as she is an example who said on this blog was used by this blog never yet to say she was used by Father Ger.

Clergy should speak to Bishop Ray Browne not stab him in the back.
Bishop Ray Browne and Bishop murphy are just ignoring the blog and all calls blocked.

As “father” and “bishop” you have started a hatred campaign against a caring Bishop and the family of Father McNamara are not happy at you at all.

Fopefully Father Sean will get his cluster of parishes this year.

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Oul Gossip Alert @ 3:41pm

Nettie aka Jim S, we always hope and pray that we do not have too listen to any more of your gibberish but YOU always disappoint us. How do you know how Fr McNamara’s family are not happy. No doubt you’ve been in touch with them. Because what would you know about Bishop Browne except what you’ve gleaned on google ya nosey hoor. Patsy is quite right to bring yet another polyester Bishop to book, let’s face it the Hierarchy’s full of them God help us

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Great comment and on the whole, quite observant of what is going on. Disappointed that we’ve gone back to this Yvonne Drake crap again though. I thought she was a vulnerable adult? Or at least she was portrayed as one here, while all her personal life and things I’m sure a vulnerable and grieving person would not want to be public were being made public for the whole world to see. For months on end!! Bit of a contradiction there if you ask me, so of course she was being used here, in order to make a point. As for being used by that idiot priest from Killaloe, it was no harm that he got caught, and pity more of them wouldn’t be caught as well, but, are you suggesting in your comment that it was all a one way thing?

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Anonymous @ 7.08pm
Bit confused reading this – I notice the name Yvonne Drake, a Corkonian in my time, mentioned as being a vulnerable adult – will you get a life whoever you are, I’m more vulnerable than that person. She is nothing but a trouble maker and causes as much havoc as she can to hurt all around her, including me might I add. I have to say I feel sorry for that “idiot priest” in Killaloe who got caught in her web and god help anyone else like him that she gets her claws on. This Yvonne and me go back a long way and I know too well of what she is capable of. There are two sides to every story and the real truth will set them free….. I know that this comment more than likely will not get on to your blog Pat but we will see.

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12.27. Fr Casey & his brother, Fr Casey are both far from spineless – 2 West Clare loyal boys & woe betide you cross them or anyone in their circle – both instigated & led a very successful campaign to avoid being moved from their parishes a number of years ago. They might not say no to a return to Peru but you won’t move them anywhere they won’t want to go. Never judge these books by their covers. No disrespect to Fr McNamara but they Felt a priest based in Kerry should not be interfering in local affairs in their parishes & motivated by well outdated and misinformed loyalties.

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3.33: Who cares who you stood by, Miss Millie? Go back on your holiday break or return to school to learn how to construct grammatically correct sentences. Spare us your complexities.

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Bishop Pat, may I request you back off on publishing comments on my good friend Fr O’Neill and the St Patrick’s parish in general. Inciting this much hatred from people who clearly have a vendetta against him is most unChristian of you.

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12.27. Fr Casey & his brother are far from spineless – they led a very successful campaign to protest being moved from parishes a number of years ago. Two local boys – also made it clear that they did not appreciate what they viewed as interference from a Kerry based cleric with what was in their opinion considered to be far outdated & misinformed loyalties. Jones is no Saint but judgement can be selective & gay bashing is a useful cover for distraction away from Ozone & similar.

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+Pat,
I thought you had forgotten about the ringleader of summer of love – Sean Jones. He should have walked away like the rest of them. He could always go work with his buddy Chris Derwin or bae Brendan Marshall.

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12:09 As a very serious point I think you’re absolutely right that Jones should have walked. It’s not as if his alleged gayness hadn’t been published by then and you would have to be really desperate to be a priest to live the surveilled, constrained life he is alleged to.

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12:30 I’m bisexual, currently married to a woman and my family, friends and colleagues all know. This isn’t a secret.
Did you have a point or were you just being a dick?

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12.15pm What nonsense. Would you say the same about a heterosexual man? If not, why not. Think before you make comments that indicate your prejudice and ignorance. There is sufficient prejudice in the Church without you adding to it.

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Thanks girls, for all your comments denying that closet gays become priests so they never have to tell mother why they haven’t found a nice girl. 😂

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Another glorious day when the bitchy infighting in holy church is brought to the public eye. By their fruits you will know them!

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Oh I love it, 12:15. Anything which shows the church up for what it is is fine by me! 😘

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@12.15pm Once again you demonstrate your prejudice and ignorance. How very foolish. I suggest you do not visit this blog until you have learned that homo and hetero sexual desire does not differ, save for the sex of the one desired. That is a basic fact that seems to have escaped your all too brief education. Instead of being abusive because you do not like your ideas challenged, take time to learn and correct them. That will benefit readers of this blog, gay deacons, priests and lay people.

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12.41: I hope sir, that you, a married man, takes all the necessary responsibilities to ensure that you do not get STI’s by playing around and that you don’t yransmit any disease ir vurus to another kerson, man, woman or child!! You, sir, are the big “dick”.

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It is really not nice to be calling Bishop Ray Ban a fucking twat even though he actually is a fucking twat. He ordained Sean yet in one week got rid of 3 good orthodox sems..Is there any wonder there is a crisis in the Church when gobshites like him become Bishops? Fr Kevin was a man of the people with a wonderful personality and charisma who will always be remembered but Bishop Gay Browne certainly won’t!

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12.52
Now the real animus against Ray Browne has revealed itself. He decided not to proceed with the seminary formation of three people decribed as ‘orthodox.’

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It’s very sad to see Sean Jones, Ray Browne and Mullaney backstabbed Mark Moriarty. I’m told Mark is taking a Hairdresser’s Course now.

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Dearest Pat.
I have it on good authority that Mark Moriarty will not be ordained. All the games he has played have finally caught up with him – he has been deemed immature and thus he is unsuitable to live life as a celibate and chaste man.
In Christian charity, Bishop Ray has given him a place to live and will help fund further studies in order for Mark to get a job as a layman.
Bishop Ray made a mistake with Sean. He will not make the same mistake with Mark.
End.

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+ Pat, this is quite the blog, today. You have over a hundred comments. Fr Kevin was a great man. If there were more priests like him the Irish Church would not be in the mess that it is today. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

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12:04. I am a parishioner of St Patrick’s and I have no vendetta against O’Neill but he is the worst PP we have had in 70 years. He is a phoney who is only interested in sucking up to the bishop. He is a social climber who is destroying our parish. The soup kitchen fiasco was the final straw, not to mention his alleged bullying of two,and now a third, newly ordained priest. This man is more interested in clericalism than he is in our parish. As you seek to defend him, name one positive thing he has done for our parish. The sooner he is gone the better

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His questions during the sacrament of confession are legendary but over step the mark into voyeurism

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He grills men on when, how often and what they think of when they masturbate, thats just plain wrong it’s none of his business

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Every parish has a motormouth (eg Blackpool, Tooting, Coleraine, Magherafelt and St Patrick’s Belfast), and now Pat’s blog gives them a platform. They need to get a life.

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All of these things happen because the Romanist priesthood of idlers was not instituted by Christ.

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Pat, please don’t let the blog be taken over again, it’s much better in his absence.

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Firstly DG, no Christian should say Xmas. It is Christmas.
Decent people don’t want maggie carter back with his ranting and raving. I am disappointed in you. You are my role model who writes the most sense on this blog.
I do hope you had a good and peaceful CHRISTMAS. All the very best for 2022.
Check me out on the Catholic Truth Scotland Website regarding Scottish police shoving pensioners out of a pub.
Best regards

Garngad Lad

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1.53: And this is all you can produce after all these months of isolation? Dear God, spare us. Magna, try to find a different anthem. You’ve cut this one to shreds with frequent repeating. Pat has you back: be glad but behave.

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3.13: Well said. From here on this blog will descend into horribleness of the worst kind. However kind Pat may be, the TRUTH is, MC will seek to dominate, destroy and unnecessarily become stupidly vexatious. He, MC, must be supervised.

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Paul Prior is happy now beside the grave of Kitty Drury (stockholm syndrome). The amount of night garments he was groomed to display in.

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No way man, that’s similar to what happened to me after I blew the whistle and they knew I had evidence. They sent letters to all the parishes, containing lies, and the cathedral security were given a copy of my picture from my file (they knew me well anyway and we’re very embarrassed – they still let me go in for Mass and Vespers).
They do things like this for effect (oh, look, they had to call in security or so-and-so, for you-know-who.
It’s called deflection — to make it look like YOU or an OTHER person(s) are the real problem.
Thank goodness for people are more the wiser nowadays.
I can’t even have a private phone conversation or go for a walk in peace because of these evil and unscrupulous individuals, Bishop Pat.
But all will be revealed soon, I trust x

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https://thebostonpilot.com/php_article.php?ID=191410
Dublin archbishop: ‘Radical change is coming in the church’
Sarah Mac Donald, Catholic News Service WORLD MONDAY 3RD OF JANUARY 2022
” DUBLIN (CNS) — After a year at the head of the Archdiocese of Dublin, Archbishop Dermot Farrell said, “Radical change is coming in the church,” which will see a renewal of energy and new forms of ministry.
“With a powerful commitment from clergy and lay faithful, across the full range of the life and ministry of parish communities, we are going to experience a renewal of energy and the adoption of new forms of outreach and ministry,” the 67-year-old archbishop told Catholic News Service. He also said he believes change is already happening in the church’s structures all over the Western world.”

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@ 3:01pm

Radical change is coming, God help us all, there has been radical changes for years and look what’s happened! It’s a radical RETURN to Catholicism that’s needed. Farrell is off his head God help poor oul Dublin under his watch.

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@7.43pm What radical change is that pet? The one were you change into fresh underpants?

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‘I will watch carefully’
you’re looking in the wrong place. The slightest observation would tell you that the comment supposedly from MC is not by him at all but is from one of the many trolls infesting this hellsite. You have been warned repeatedly about what they are trying to do and here they have you watching someone who hasn’t commented here for months.
Wise up – it’s the trolls that are out to create havoc on here.
Incidentally I know you won’t publish this comment because you don’t like criticism except when it suits you but I know you’ll read it.
Happy new year from a long time reader who won’t be returning.

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Pat I wouldn’t worry about losing this reader, he will be reading vehemently like the rest of us all year long. What a plonker

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Browne’s personality would be at home in Mount St Joseph, Roscrea. Maybe he should join the other toxic personalities there.

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4.25: I am sure you have formed your opinion based solely on what you read on this blog today. Is that true? Or have you personal experiences to validate your opinion? I somehow doubt it. It is all too easy to jump in the bandwagon of smashing others in hearsay and innuendo without possessing the full truth. All too often you and your type do precisely that – make judgments in hearsay. It’s the political trick of populism. Smash and grab a little notoriety. Have you, sir, personal experiences of the Bishop of Kerry?

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As Fr Declan Mulligan preaches to us parishioners in Craigavon not to get involved in idle gossip and to walk away I would advice you all to do the same. You are all much better people than that.

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If anyone is having trouble sleeping, go to this mans mass and he will have you snoring within 15 minutes

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“A private party for ex-sems”? By that do you mean the abused — victims and survivers, @2:36pm? This is an open blog – verybody is welcome – I’m sure. Gay, bi, straight. That’s what a blog is for: open and rational debate on those topics which are important in-debate; and there are those who wish to share their horrendous accounts of various abuses and other I’ll treatments. They will be given a voice, a platform; they WILL be HEARD.
As a people of faith in the Almighty the loving creator of the heavens and the earth (even those of no faith – but whom still have love and respect for there fellow man and woman). We should be refuge for the downtrodden; the abused and cast aways; we are to be a light for those trapped in darkness —- a beacon of hope for the abandoned!
Let
We should be a place of love and safety, a place of shelter.
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1{A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.}
I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
They looked unto him, and were lightened:
and their faces were not ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate…

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Happy new year Pat. Have you and Fr Byrne fell out? He had not a good word to say about you on Sunday past and evening commented that you “do the devils work”?

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Fr Paul Byrne of Lambeg Bishop Pat. He’s normally a placid wee character but I thought he knew off you personally the way he ranted. I like your work Pat, keep it up.

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Congrats. Pat I see you have a Secretary doing all your on-line work checking Google, Wikipedia and other sites to find the latest news of the day for your blog, starting at 11.09am;11.24; 11.29; 11.50; 12.06pm; 12.08; 12.20;12.25; 12.46; 2.13pm;& so far, 2.17pm. Need anymore be said…….

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Only four days into 2022 & another layer has been peeled off the Ozone – previous Graduates include Carey & Fitzgerald – unlikely the current mover and shaker at the Ozone Club, Martin Blake, will be returning from Sabbatical. That place has a reputation for completely turning the heads of priests who already might be a bit wobbly. Not helpful to the recruitment drive.

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Bishop Buckley, forgive me if this is not relevant. A friend of my late wife and I went for lunch last Sunday in a well known Ballymena hotel. It is well known for a good carvery on Sundays and weekdays. In pranced two priests, escorted to a quiet table in the corner and the staff ran round them like a dog at a fair. I The queen of sheba wouldn’t have got a look in. I said to my friend the meal was probably being paid for by the collection that same day. My dear wife would be turning in her grave. Why do hotel staff treat priests like VIP’s. One of them ate soup plus an egg mayo the greedy hog and the other had salmon. Both had main courses with plates overflowing as if they hadn’t eaten in days. I made notes on my phone memo. Two bottles of red and the annoying thing was they were in a quiet corner and I couldn’t hear a word. Both had brandies and when I asked the waiter who they were he said one was a Ballymena priest. After they were leaving I went outside and saw them drive off. I noted the car registration and have reported this to the PSNI. Clearly a case of drink driving.

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Ah, Keyhole Kate is back in action. What a nosey individual you are . I thought we had heard the last of you a long time ago. Mind your own business. Live and let live.
Garngad Lad

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@9.25om. Thank you for making me smile and for your timely return. I don’t think you intend to be funny but I find you amusing. Sorry about your late wife. The only people who have been nasty towards you are the people who have felt most intimidated and that’s the clergy out wining and dining. Keep up the good work. Like Bishop Pat they hate the likes of you shining a spotlight on them. The divil take the begrudgers

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9.25pm. Ridiculous contribution. Can’t work out of you are trying to be funny or this is a serious observation? Either way you have missed the mark.

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@10.48pm. You have missed the mark when you don’t get it. If you havn’t been a regular on the blog then ypu have deffo missed the mark. It’s clear for us regulars to see. Bye bye

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I remember that man who spies on clergy eating out with his wife. They are oldies of the blog and they got loads of abuse (from clergy I suspect) . I am sorry I didn’t realise his wife has died.

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I don’t think Pat would tolerate that mad couple though who reported on clergy eating out. Pat is probably like most of us and found/find them irritating.

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@10.17pm I agree they are fond oldies of the blog for those of us who are familiar with them and who care to remember. Sad to see their continued abuse. I felt Bishop Pat was fond of them (maybe a wrong judgement on my part) as part of the blog family, he protected them and was protective of them.

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I felt the couple scaled back their contributions to the blog due to abuse, insult and hate. Glad to read hubby back on again but note the abuse again directed at him.

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Pat maybe contact Fr Michael Irwin in the Pallottines in Sandyford. I know for a fact Michael has archived Sean Jones’s Formation Reports and the Witness Statements from the Pastoral Placement incidents beside San Silvestro. Let’s put it this way if Browne or Hugh Connolly requested these documents Sean Jones would have never been accepted into Kerry Diocese or Maynooth Seminary.

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A resettlement grant is justified when it’s actually the “more mature” bishops and VDs that have been stringing these younger men along. In passing I am alarmed that few had an established occupation / profession beforehand (though naturally one may need refresher training to regain credentials).

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Pat please deeply reflect on this comment and provide an action plan. This Blog has exposed abuses in Maynooth Seminary and sexually compromised seminarians been ordained, for example King Puck and Chris Derwin. Pat what is your action plan to advocate for an end to Maynooth Seminary abuse and the ending of the underground gay sex network within the Archdiocese of Armagh and Kerry Diocese

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