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IS THE NEW BISHOP OF KILMORE “MISSING”?

MARTIN HAYES

There is a report circulating among clergy claiming that the bishop of Kilmore, Martin Hayes is “missing”.

The report is also claiming the the retired bishop has been brought back as “administrator”.

These reports are circulating in Ireland and Rome.

LEO O’REILLY “ADMINISTRATOR”

Martin Hayes (59) was ordained as bishop a 16 months ago on 20.9.20.

Last night a Kilmore priest said Hayes was just on a holiday?

I have never heard of a bishop appointing an “administrator” while he was holidays.

What’s going on in Kilmore???

TUAM INSTALLATION ON SUNDAY NEXT AT 2.30 PM

FRANCIS DUFFY

The new archbishop of Tuam, Francis Duffy will be installed on Sunday coming.

IRISH BISHOP’S STATEMENT

Most Reverend Francis Duffy will be installed as Archbishop of Tuam in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Tuam, on Sunday next, 9 January 2022, during the celebration of Mass at 2.30pm.  He succeeds Archbishop Michael Neary who was appointed Archbishop of Tuam on 17 January 1995.

While it was hoped to celebrate the Installation with as many people as possible in attendance, and at the same time respecting the public health advice and the current official guidelines, this is now not possible due to the widespread circulation of the coronavirus in the community.

Archbishop Francis has decided to reduce the risk of his Installation becoming a potential spreader event, and to show his support for and solidarity with all who provide care for those suffering from Covid-19, all healthcare workers, and all work on the frontline in any capacity, the number of invited guests will be reduced to a minimum.

Therefore, Archbishop Francis respectfully asks those who have been invited not to attend in person but instead to watch the ceremony online, or to listen to the ceremony on Galway Bay FM or Midwest Radio.  He regrets the need to take this decision, but he is confident that it will be received with appreciation and understanding.

The congregation in the Cathedral will now be limited to members of Archbishop Francis’ immediate family and a number of close friends, His Excellency Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Michael Neary and a small number of bishops including the bishops of dioceses in the Tuam Province (Achonry, Clonfert, Elphin, Galway and Killala), members of the Tuam Council of Priests representing the clergy of the diocese, and members of the College of Consultors to whom the Holy Father’s letter of appointment must be shown.  The laity and religious living in the Archdiocese will be represented.  Others assisting at the Liturgy will also be present.

Those wishing to watch the livestream may do so by using this link: https://www.tuamparish.com/web-cam

PAT SAYS

Francis Duffy is a safe pair of hands and a plant maintenance type.

Don’t expect any thunder and lightening in Tuam for the next 12 years.

153 replies on “IS THE NEW BISHOP OF KILMORE “MISSING”?”

“If you’re NEUTRAL in situations of injustice, you have CHOSEN the side of the oppressor”.
Quote by: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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Pat, it’s not thunder and lightning we need but a kind, caring, listening, compassionate bishop. This notion of setting fires aflame with renewal is all talk. You know that. You haven’t achieved it nor never will. Selling the Gospel of Christ vision and way of life is a most difficult task in 2022. This you also know Pat but we try to engage creatively and meaningfully on the ground with parishioners. You likewise work on a one to one or with a small congregation. I wish the new Bishop well and pray for God’s blessings upon him. Can you do likewise?

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12.16 it’s just as well St Paul, St Francis Xavier and all our great zealous missionaries and evangelists of old did not follow the safe, cosy, passive and leaderless, armchair priest approach you recommend.

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1.05
The patroness of the missions, the Little Flower, didn’t leave her convent. Yes. You know domething about F. Xavier et alii. What you lack is wisdom and discernment to identify what the modern world needs today.

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I see that the new Archbishop of Tuam is a Kilmore native. Is this an example of the Wounded Healer pulling strings, even now?
I looked at the CV of Francis Duffy and was amazed to see that his entire priestly service was as a desk priest. He was never a curate or PP. Many of us had hoped that under this pontificate the crazy policy of appointing desk priests as bishops had ended. Clearly not.
The Archbishop-elect was born on 21 April 1958 in the parish of Templeport, Co Cavan. He completed his post-primary education at St Patrick’s College, Cavan.
He studied for the priesthood at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth and was ordained a priest for the diocese of Kilmore on 20 June 1982.
He taught at St Patrick’s College, Cavan, and was appointed principal of Fatima and Felim’s Secondary School, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim in 1996.
After twelve years as principal Father Francis was appointed Diocesan Secretary, Financial Administrator and Chancellor. During that time he was resident priest in the parish of Laragh, Co Cavan, and lived in Clifferna. On 17 July 2013, he was appointed Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois with his episcopal ordination taking place on 6 October 2013 at Saint Mary’s Church, Athlone.

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@1:53: you overlook that the primary purpose of the RCC, like any hierarchical organisation, is its continuation and smooth functioning. 😉
That’s why it needs experienced functionaries who won’t create too many ripples, and at same time dupe those lower in the food chain, especially the lucrative laity.

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@ 11:27. You denigrate an honest opinion by descending to ad hominem comment.
You use the word “impoverished .” Sounds like you’re well down the ‘food chain’ of impoverished understanding.

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12.10
A very inadequate and false reading of the comment at 11.27.
Take another look and you’ll see the commenter directed his/her remarks at what was written ‘your…offering’ and not at the one who wrote it. Ergo, not an ad hominem remark at all but rather, an ad scribendum comment.
A close reading always pays.

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@2:04 & Seamus: on reflection, I accept it’s not strictly ad hominem. I think I reacted to its sub liminal negativity.
Thanks. Will be more ……..careful

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Francis Duffy by his own admission is a shy man. He should have declined the position if he’s shy. We are crying out for bold leadership, charisma, drive. The last thing we need is a desk or secretary bishop.

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I hope it’s nothing serious, Bp Pat, but will you be writing an email to the “administrator” for an explanation for the bishop’s absence? I wonder.

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For example: “Dear Bishop Leo, What’s going on in Kilmore??? My readers would love to know. Your brother bishop, + Pat Buckley.”

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Not sure where you’re getting your info from but Hayes is in Cavan and no one has any reason to question his whereabouts.
Obviously this puts a nail in the coffin of this little story of yours so I doubt this comment will be posted by your good self…

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Bishop Pat, If you ask the comms people you would get the TRUTH.
No Bishop Emeritus has ever come back to Administer a diocese and this is a fact what you will see is Cardinals, Bishops remaining in their Dioceses until an appointment.
A vacant see can have an Apostolic Administrator or usually a Diocesan Administrator.
KILMORE is being administered by Monsignor Liam Kelly Vicar General.
Bishop Martin Hayes has asked to have time out and have PRIVICY so that has been granted.
As a Christian organisation that request was granted and his request for Privacy also.
Pray for Bishop Martin rather than try and have a go at someone when they have problems.

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11.31
Jim S’s information is as false as his literary abilities are deficient.

In 2017 Bishop Philip Boyce retired. In 2018 he was appointed Apostolic Administrator of Dromore.

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That old rope can you not get my friend Jim S out of your mind he does not come on this blog.
Also be assured he knows every Dioceses and every Priest and Deacon in the UK and Ireland he has access to all Directories and Year Books.
STOP the hatred to a Christian after all for some it is Christmas day.

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12:24 pm
“Jim S” is on this blog morning, noon and night.
If he knows every diocese, priest and seminarian in the UK and Ireland, as you claim, he certainly gets around. Asking questions does not constitute hatred. By the way, are you named Larry, Moe or Curly? Or, is it yourself, “Jim S”?

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12.24
Bela Lugosi, whose nemesis, Jim S. is (Arguably, Jim S. has marginally better literary basics.) is pretending to support him anonymously. But her own writing ‘style’ is as detectable as an ass’ bray.

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I hope people aren’t being malicious and falsely claiming that the bishop has cancer. That would be a wicked thing to do. Pat should try to verify that from his sources.

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Jim S. @ 12:4pm
Get a grip you’re never off the blog under one of your numerous names. We know only too well that you have access to every priest,deacon and your speciality Papal Nuncios. They must be sick of you. It’s not hatred of a christian but dislike of a GOSSIP for whom everyday is GOSSIP day.

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If these stories about Kilmore and its bishop are true, then it is a very strange situation where an ‘administrator’ is appointed and a bishop goes MIA. There may be very good reasons for this, perhaps health reasons. However, what we see here (if this situation is indeed as reported) is the Church resorting to its failed playbook tactic of just saying nothing and hoping that all the awkward, but perfectly reasonable and understandable, questions will just go away. How many times have we been down this road, and it always ends up making the matter worse ? Surely, Church authorities have the wit to take professional advice about how to manage difficult situations and crises, and that always is to get ahead of the crisis or situation, to be transparent and credible. They seem quite incapable of learning the lessons of past disasters and history. I despair !

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8.55
The Bishop is not MIA he has requested time out and Privacy and that has been granted by the Holy See.
There is NO Administrator as the very able Vicar general will Administer the Diocese.
Have respect for the Bishops privacy.
Question will not need to be asked as Bishop Martin will make a statement in a few weeks.

Bishops are Human beings as well not machines.

Light a candle for him.

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11.38: A very honurable comment and appropriate. There are some commenters who are simply “trouble makers”, who, in their faux indignation, haven’t a care in the world about the well being of the Bishop. The nonsense by lynch mobbers on this blog is repugnant. The Bishop, hopefully, will know many are praying for him and have no immediate need to intrude unnecessarily in his life. Too many misfits on this blog with little brains are brilliant practitioners of NASTYISM. If there were gold medals for this “ISM” , they’d amass a box full for their legacy.

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Missing? Pat help us find the parish priest or help us find a new one. Man is never on duty or available, always on holiday and lives off site and up the road with a ‘friend’ of his. Prances round untouchable as he says him and Treanor have an ‘exemplary relationship’, I wonder how they built that up.

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3.10
The part about Emeritus Leo O’Reilly is not true.
Monsignor Kelly is administering the diocese just as if the Bishop was on holiday.

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I see Fr Anthony Rice will be accepting a parish position in the next few months, which will rattle a few cages in Belfast!

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If a candidate for the episcopacy was allowed to do due diligence on a diocese and inspect the clergy files and finances, many would turn down the role. He seemed a very humble man, with no pomp or ceremony. He probably never expected to be appointed as a bishop and became overwhelmed when he realised the enormity of the job.

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9.42. You make a very valid point. It reminded me:…..
I was interviewed for a senior position in Dundee by a panel including my proposed line manager. On becoming aware of his ineptitude, I directed to him my most searching questions, as prepared in advance, leaving him flailing and having to be “rescued ” by his colleagues. It was intentional.
I wasn’t offered the post, but my “tactic ” ensured I received my interview travel and accommodation costs!

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If he’s ill, if he has cancer, if he has had a breakdown, if he is overwhelmed – then tell us, please ! That’s the least courtesy you could pay to the people who finance and support the priests, bishops and the diocese. Give us some respect, please. I don’t want to know all the intimate and gory details and am happy for him to maintain elements of personal confidentiality, but he is a public figure so just give us some respect by letting us know the generality, then we can feel that you value us and our support, and we can pray for the needs of this bishop. But, just to keep us in the dark and say nothing is a disgrace and a. huge disrespect to those of us who are faithful supporters and Catholics. Also, if we knew what was happening, then there wouldn’t be all this speculation.

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10.57: Utter nonsense. What a fascist you are!! Wouldn’t like working under you, Mr. Cranky Perfect!! There’d be many cases of bullying against you.

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10.57
Methinks (s)he never puts his hand in his/her pocket to contribute to the support of her/his pastors.

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12:15

So “Jim S” works for the Glasgow diocese.
Doing what? What is his job title? How come “Jim S” is privy to such information ?

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Fraser @ 12:15pm
Jim S. has never worked in her life, she’s a parasite who lives off the tax payer. That’s why she has time to contact all those priests and deacons not to mention Papal Nuncios she has nothing else to do.

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@ 1:46pm
I don’t know him personally but know people who do. They were very surprised as would the DWP be too, that someone claiming benefit as too sick to work was actually working. Of course he claim’s to be working for the Archdiocese of Glasgow which is not true. Auld Tarty the late Archbishop of Glasgow warned him if he contacted him again he would contact the Police. I hope that answers your question.

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@ 2:20pm

Thank you. Yes, it answers my question.
I’m curious to know why anyone in the Church, in the clerical state, would divulge information to “Jim S”?

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2.20
What a load of Bullshite.
The late Archbishop Philip Tartaglia was a colleague and a friend and next Thursday will be his Memorial Holy Mass.
One in Saint mirin’s Cathedral 10am Concelebrated by Bishop John Keenan. then the main one in his Cathedral at 1pm (invitations only)
You should maybe pray for the repose of the Archbishops soul rather than say he is a bully threatening people then if you listen to gossip.
Bela Lugosi, part of Patricia and SSPX mob.

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Tartaglia was faceless he would never get the Police to anyone.
Did you not know Tartaglia had henchmen and private investigators while being the Archbishop of Glasgow.
Look at the “bouncer” MC he had with him all over the Archdioceses.
Ask the people who were threatened by Tartaglia P.I.’S

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3.27
Owl Go Sip A Lert.
You are full of contradictions, dear Bela Lugosi.
1. You frequently attack Jim S. whose literacy skills are superior to your own (so admittedly, starting from a very low base).
2. You hear Mass in the so-called TLM, more correctly, the abrogated form of Mass according to the Missal of Pius V. You don’t really hear it since the priest mummbles. You struggle with English so it’s unlikely you’d be able to differentiate between Hanc igitur and Hank Williams or Hanky Panky.
3. You claim to be a traditionalist Catholic, yet you denigrate the current pontiff. Effectively, you’re a sedevacantist.
4. Etc.

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5:54 This made me LOL especially the hanky panky bit. Of course the hokey cokey comes from hoc est corpus…

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Oul Gossip Alert @ 8:30pm

You really are a fantasist Aul Tarty was never your colleague and certainly not a friend. One things for certain if there is a memorial Mass for Tarty there is no way you’ll be on the invitation list. Your not on Mr Keenans list either after all the false gossip you’ve spread about him not to mention your dear ex friend Josephine his VG. Forget your false piety your prayers wouldn’t reach the sky, ya sanctimonious fraud.

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12.30pm
That is an absolute mockery to the Archbishop of Tuam – not funny, you should be ashamed of yourself but then again this is your style no cop-on, no brains.

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Why should he be ashamed? The bishop of Tuam had the ruddy complexion of a construction worker who divides his time between the pub, building sites and greasy spoon cafes. `

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@ 5:54pm

Now who do you remind me of, a bit of dear oul Magna or indeed the pedantic Granny Grammar always giving out to me with the personal insults. I don’t know if Mags has been released from rehab yet or it hasn’t worked and she’s back on the GARGLE already. Granny might have been released from Grangegorman too early and still be suffering from acute pedantry. Bring it on girls I’ll meet you insult for insult.🙄😏🥱🤣

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‘For health reasons the bishop will be taking a leave of absence from the diocese. He thanks you for your prayers for his recovery. In his absence the administration of the diocese will be…’

It really isn’t difficult. It’s also just plain good manners and good communication.

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Bishop Martin is accountable to God first and foremost and then the Trustee’s of the Diocese of Kilmore.
Have respect for someone needing privacy.

There is many reasons for No statement however one will be made soon.

in the meantime offer a Prayer for Bishop Martin.

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God, my congregation pure crap. You’re accountable to nobody. Not even the tax man

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1.01: I don’t think Pat had trauma in the seminaries…he had such in parishes but not in seminaries….

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Perfect thank you. Pat would you like to provide spiritual direction to a possible weekly zoom group for Maynooth Survivors.

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1.27
Stalker of one or other, or both ex-seminarians alert. He ought to contact Pat to help with his compulsive obsession for his own good primarily and the good of the pair he regularly references here, no doubt without consent.

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OK, then, 1.36pm, let’s set up the group. What’s your name and conact details so we can take it forward? You could share them with Pat if that’s easier?

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1 36: Off you go if you are really concerned. You don’t need Pat’s support. Go on. I doubt though that you truly care!

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3:40 It is truly remarkable how the benefit of the doubt and being merciful only apply when a priest is caught with his pants down.

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Pat, I’ve known people who have been victims of stalking and it’s a truly horrible experience. I don’t kniw why you have, for years now, facilitated this Killaloe stalker. He is obsessed with two former sems who are now private citizens. When challenged here he blames other named individuals. Please would you stop publishing these comments. They add nothing to the blog and are targeted harassment.

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2:46pm
Ok. No problem. In due course, if Bishop Pat is willing to facilitate matters?
I think in time it might be very doable to establish a wider network of survivors
to include seminarian survivors from abroad.

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Maybe Pat you could Crete a blog which would encourage diagoue on the Format for a Maynooth Survivors Group using Zoom.

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Yes, let’s do it, let’s have this Zoom. Anyone can set it up and post the joining details. Just say when.

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Well the Killaloe stalker keeps asking for this, so let’s do it or stop asking for it.

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@3.10pm ‘For health reasons the bishop will be taking a leave of absence from the diocese. He thanks you for your prayers for his recovery. In his absence the administration of the diocese will be…’ I think you should reconsider your utterly hurtful comment. Cancer if no laughing matter.

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3.10: Simply disgusting. Wait till you have cancer. You won’t laugh then or neither would you want to be the butt of jokes. Karma will catch you. Hopefully.

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4:56 and 5:53 demonstrating their comprehension difficulties and 5:53 wishing cancer on someone. The holy ones really are vicious and stupid. 💒

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The poster by 3:10 is distasteful. 6:47 doesn’t see a problem with 3:10 and then judges others. 7:39’s comment could be about himself.
I thought my post that didn’t get through moderation earlier today was harmless enough. I took no for an answer and then a post like 3:10’s get through.
A moderator makes a decision on whether to approve a post or not. When some holds a position of great status but needs some privacy, a decision might be made to wait for a bit before a public statement.
Pax.

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LOL I am 3:10 and am fascinated at all your, er, imaginative eisegesis of my comment. Since people are determined to impute bad motives to me and wish cancer I’m not minded to explain it but will say I think Pat leapt to the right conclusion.
Oh and you all owe me an apology.

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10:04,
Your poster at 3:10 is completely distasteful. You might want to take note of this comment: “If Martin is ill that is sad news and we should pray for his full recovery”
10:04, what is it like for you to be a horrible person? 4:56 fairly asked that you reconsider your horrible poster and tried the very most difficult thing of educating you that the illness is no laughing matter.
5:53 is right that 10:04 was simply disgusting. 5:53 snapped at a horrible person. 10:04 is a horrible person for sure but wishing bad karma is not the way of our community. 10:04 got the biting reaction he wanted for being horrible. 10:04 has shown no remorse for his horribleness. We are called on to shake the dust off our feet.
Pax.

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https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/opinion/columnists/3820761/abusers-everyday-people-victims-not-faceless-catherine-deveney-opinion/
Catherine Deveney: Abusers are everyday people and their victims are not faceless statistics. January 6, 2022.
“…As a lifelong Catholic – and ex-nun – she thought she would be heard. But what followed was a shocking catalogue of rejection, disdain, and insensitivity, completely at odds with the church’s own policies and guidelines.
Individuals may be monstrous in the abuse of their power, but so, too, are organisations. Sick individuals are one thing; sick institutions are even harder to handle.”

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“Dehumanising perpetrators encourages shocking complacency about exactly who abusers are. Dehumanising victims allows them to be abused all over again, by people who should know better.” ☹️

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Is treating survivors of clerical abuse with rejection, disdain, insensitivity, gaslighting and re-traumatizing official or unofficial Church policy ?

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Someone I know was at a funeral in Scotland yesterday. He was with a few people who all knew the priest. Golf buddies. They were pulling his leg about the Daisy chain. He said it was the talk of the clergy but that the main topic now is who the three active gay bishops are.
He “ broke rank’ and mumbled two names ! Interesting indeed.

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The golfers friend.
You must had too much drink at the 19th hole as there is not three active gay bishops in Scotland as the last gay bishop was a cardinal.
The other bishops just now do not have the health to be active in gay sex.
Two are company men and they only dream about promotion and how to obtain it.
The priest you were speaking too would be passing the talk to others as he must know this is his last year in HQ or even his current parish.

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@ 5:59pm
I would take that story with a large pinch of salt. Probably spread by Daisy herself aka Jim S. who has made the whole thing up. Furious that she was not invited to be part of the chain, if indeed it exists. Unless you have absolute proof Patsy that these stories come from a priest be wary.

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Unlikely Jim S. works in maintenance. He revealed a lot of info about himself on here over time. He’s a gay Irishman who lives in Scoyland. He gets enough sex for his needs. He was educated to degree level, he says. He’s Bela’s nemesis.
He likes to give the impression he’s up to speed and on the inside track of every episcopal event in the British Isles and Ireland. He recommends readers write to prelates, especially papal nuncios.
I could go on…..

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Agreed. He did let the cat out of the bag a few days ago. His style of writing cannot be concealed. Probably under the influence.
Garngad Lad

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After the Pope’s comments on pets this week I have a gorgeous new rescue cat and will call him Hippolytus.

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6.47: Wait till you get some life threatening illness…you wont go in with that vulgarity then.. Wait and see, you gombeen.

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The Right Reverend Martin Hayes DD is on annual leave and will be back leading the Diocese of Kilmore in a few weeks.

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So has the Redemptorist priest Tony Rice packed it in? He was a student at the same time as Brendan Mulhall, I think.

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No sign of ‘butter wouldn’t melt’ Billy Mulvilly. He did not mind milking the udders of the Church for many years while living a homo-hypocritical life himself.
The lady does indeed protest too much.
We all have stories Billy

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9.30

I am comfortable with your accusative narrative……it is meaningless. As well you know…..to thine own self be true….Scott Fitzgerald. You need any further pointers, happy to supply….

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Ooh the bitchy, queeny clerics are out in force. What’s the matter, ‘father’, didn’t you pull in the sauna?

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9.30 pm

I challenge you to open discourse on this site….you simply provide your name and its validated. Cant think of anything more reasonable for your comment….?

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Inexplicably in the midst of a pandemic, Martin Hayes increased his carbon footprint by going to the COP26 talking shop. Here he is being interviewed by someone from the Catholic press office. He is very solemn and I’d no idea he was such a culchie.
https://youtu.be/gF06FT2qe4g

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Dixon of Dock Green was so innocent…..then it was not of the clerical fold. ” Do I need a solicitor ?”

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“Missing”, many clergy are “missing” in different ways even when we “think” we can see them. “Missing” also is what they falsely profess to be – some don’t practice what they preach & are all & everything & more of that that they criticise in others. Is living off immoral earnings an actual crime in law? If so, we need to be looking more closely at the various sources of Church finances & assets in some areas.

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The Roman Catholic Priesthood is a homosexual society, Pope, Archbishops, Vicar Generals and in their words/terms: all minor clergy.

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