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THIS BLOG AND THE DEATH OF FATHER MARTIN MC ALINDEN RIP

Father Martin Mc Alinden

This Blog was able to definitively confirm yesterday that Fr Martin Mc Alinden died of Gastro Oesophageal cancer and not of the illness speculated on the Blog on the 14th of this month.

The Blog was misled by a clerical colleague of Fr Martin’s and obviously not for good reasons.

A death certificate indicates what cased a person’s death – not all their illnesses

For instance, if I have Parkinsons Disease, high blood pressure bit die of a heart attack my death certificate will say Cardiac arrest.

I know the Blog caused some anger and some upset and we are sorry.

The original Blog has been permanently deleted.

As a sign of our good will in this matter we have made a donation to the hospice which cared For Fr Martin at the end of his life.

This Blog will always withdraw, clarify and apologise for anything it gets wrong.

POPE BENEDICT COVERED UP FOR CLERICAL SEXUAL ABUSERS WHEN HE WAS ARCHBISHOP OF MUNICH.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://amp.rte.ie/amp/1274748/&ved=2ahUKEwizy-O1vsD1AhXO26QKHU4yByUQr_oDKAB6BAhvEAE&usg=AOvVaw28Kc5SLkMLaaIIgOpyBMze

PAT SAYS

In the past the vast majority of RC bishops would have covered up any abuse or any other matter that they thought would bring their Church into disrepute.

The so called reputation of the Church was Priority Number One.

This led to a lot of pain and suffering especially on the part of various kinds of victims.

It’s now clear that JOSEPH RATZINGER was one of those cover uppers.

Putting the Church first got him ordained, made a bishop an archbishop and a cardinal and eventually pope.

You do not get these positions without selling your soul to the company.

Ratzinger had to resign as pope because of the filth in the Vatican he presided over.

199 replies on “THIS BLOG AND THE DEATH OF FATHER MARTIN MC ALINDEN RIP”

Fair play to you, Bishop Pat, for your honesty and humility here. If you were a Roman Catholic bishop, you’d bury the mistake and never, ever apologise.

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Late night commenters like this are clearly on the whisky, when is your next blog about addictions in clergy?

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There is a covering and still is not! We are are of the Pope sexual abuse of children even in Vatican… When FBI and MI5 and Interpol get involved not even God could protect you!!!
That’s why we are having two Popes!!!
Nowadays if you are paedophile deal with it…, because if I don’t kill you with my own hands I still will find some Pilate’s way! So much in character of Catholic Hypocrisy!!!

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Is 4:51am late at night or early in the morning?! Is the whiskey glass half empty or half full? Are those seeing 4:51am as late in the night a reflection of them? 🥃
Some people sadly struggle with a hemina and others sadly have an unhealthy alcohol dependency. The Lenten season is 40 days away. Time now for those tins of biscuits left over from Christmas to be eaten!
It’s also a good time for those with an unhealthy alcohol dependency to see their physician ahead of the Lenten season. I wish them every success.
Pax.

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The shamed former Bishop of Dromore, John McAreavey, should have contacted the blog immediately to clarify the matter.

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Deaf Guy wisely warned of the perils of speaking of the deceased. From reading the deleted blog on the day, the question on my mind was had the death certificate been inspected? Everyone was ignoring that point on the day. Maybe from previous experience, people thought it was a story being teased out and that the “known death certificate” was going to be subsequently presented as proof?
Shame on the misleading clerical colleague. Absolutely disgusting.
No pax.

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I think the other peril is of credulously believing the mischievous, score-settling comments made here. I think there are several agendas going on here and one of the more obvious would be to discredit Pat Buckley and his blog.

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10.54 is 100% correct. The intention is to discredit the blog as unreliable, such that all issues raised by it can be dismissed. That’s why it often gets derailed by ridiculous, inane and irrelevant comments (eg the repeated Maynooth/Killaloe stalker posts) and stupid comments that are so obviously fake that even the Daily Sport wouldn’t publish them.

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About McAlinden: he may not have died of Aids, but did he have HIV ? Some of the reporting and commenting, whilst attesting to his good character and abilities, did indicate that he was actively homosexual and that he had HIV, which he will have contracted through his sexual behaviour and activity. If so, as a priest, it would be right to point out the inconsistency and hypocrisy in this man’s life – as we see in the lives of so many clergy. So, + Pat, it is good of you to clarify that he did not die of Aids and to retract, but do not retract everything just yet until you are absolutely certain that he was not an active homosexual, was HIV positive, and was living a hypocritical life in contradiction to his public promise of celibacy and chastity. I doubt if the man was a saint, and there is no need to canonise him in your apology. Thanks.

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Are you not capable of learning any lessons? Are you so thick or bigoted? For God’s sake a family is grieving. PB has done the right thing in deleting the post. He should also delete the Dissie comment about the young lovely teacher who was brutally murdered and also other comments about deceased priests which are not based in fact. I find Seamus boring at times but I totally agree with him supporting the Deaf Guy. Families are grieving and you stick the boot in with unfounded comments. It has been mentioned several times before that strict moderation is required or this blog is going to get itself into trouble.
Pax
Garngad Lad

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Garngad
I agree that Seamus is boring, and I also agree that DG was right. I think Pat should have done his retraction as a standalone item (standing apart from the Benedict thing, which could be a separate item) and not allow any comments on Fr McAlinden. A blog owner can simply tick “no comments allowed” on a particular item. That way, we would avoid comments such as the one above, which undoes the retraction.

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So true a family is grieving their loss and for the pathetic comments still going on its hurting more

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10.34: To print any uncorroborated stories about any person after death is cowardly. It is an act of abuse. Grief at any time for whatever reason is very conflicting, painful and life changing. The pain of loss can last a long time. Allowing strangers on a blog to say what they like about this deceased priest is an evil act. To ascribe a speculative cause of death so publicly is twisting a knife into Fr. McAlinden’s family. Irrespective of the nasty bias and prejudice spoken against Fr. McAlinden, his life of ministry touched many, many people for their good and well-being. His ministry cannot be deleted because someone or persons on this blog believe him to be unworthy of recognition. We live in a merciless society and sadly, it is often so called professed Christians who are most merciless, as we see on this blog. I know the GOD of Jesus sees both the good and the bad, the right and the wrong, the efforts, kindness and caring of our hearts and accepts us in all our broken humanity. Where there is proven wrongdoing of any kind on this earth, we trust the civil courts to adjudicate, not lynch mobs on laptops! I agree with naming, criticising and confronting all evil and abuses. Always, and have called them out at all times. I do not however agree with this blogs definition of justice or “concern” in the case of Fr. McAlinden. May he enjoy the vision of God and may his grieving close family be comforted.

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Well said Garngad Lad you are so right, families are grieving and it is very disrespectful going back to this blog again on the late Fr. McAlinden as his past has already been thrashed on this blog so enough is enough. As for the comment made by 8.44am all I can say is he/she must be either thick or bigoted to actually write same when it has been explained by Bishop Buckley that Father Mc Alinden died of Oesophaegeal Cancer and nothing else. How easy is it to understand this??
I also agree with 11.59am in relation to stupid comments being made – there are several one liners being made on a daily basis which make no sense at all and have nothing at all to do with the blog of the day. Bishop Pat should delete all these stupid boring daily comments that are being made and lets all concentrate on the subject of the day.

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Would somebody please answer my question: Was McAlinden HIV+ and was he sexually active ? I get it that he didn’t die of Aids. And I get it that some people think he was a good, kindly and holy man. But what I want to know is, was he a hypocrite living a duplicitous life in contravention of his promises of celibacy and chastity taken in a pubic forum in which he was a public figure. So, answer the question. Please !

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Among the clergy it is believe that Martin was gay. A number of large have named a priest Martin slept with and gave him HIV.

We have no evidence that he was HIV.

We do know now that the cause his death was cancer.

I have his death certificate.

Today I apologised for ASKING THE QUESTION whether he died of an AIDS related illness or not – because he did ot and my question left the truth unanswered.

My apology and donation was sincere and was not done out of pressure from anyone else.

I believe when we are wrong we should say so and also make a practical gesture to show our sincerity.

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????? @ 8.44am ?????
What planet are you on? Can you not read….? Did Bishop Pat not make it clear enough to you that The late Father McAlinden died as a result of Oesophaegeal Cancer. That was what was on his Death Certificate so can you leave it at that please.

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Wait until they have to do a review of Francis’ time in Argentina. Benedict’s failures of management and outlook in respect of abusive priests being kept in active ministry will pale in to insignificance compared to what Francis was doing in his home country. No wonder he hasn’t returned there since settling in Rome. I reckon he would be likely arrested by the Argentine authorities.

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8.48
Nonsense. That’s not a constructive way to deal with your resistance to the finding of Archbishop Ratzinger. Currently the focus is on München und Freising. Your tactic is divert.

If the Argentinian police wanted to arrest someone living abroad they could issue an extradition warrant to begin with.

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10.40am. Do you mean Zanchetta, who is being shielded from justice by Bergoglio, or do you mean an extradition warrant for Bergoglio? You cannot seek the extradition of a head of state such as Bergoglio.

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@12:26 pm Aul Cranky Loose Goose

Did I mention defending the indefensible. You are up early this morning, Bela?
Are you holidaying in the sun this year?

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12.33
If you are going on holidays Bela Lugosi I’d tecommend not travelling to Wales. You’d get mixed up with the locations. The placenames are very long.

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@ 1:29 pm
Yeah, Bela needs to stay put and go to the Happy Clappy Conference in Athlone. Our Bela will be fluent in tongues before long!! Right, Bela?

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Poor Benedict retired from his office in light of the enormous sexual abuse crises in the church. The report highlighting his moral failures in confronting these crises lessens the impact of his pontificate. I pray for all victims/survivors of abuse, that they will be truly heard, that justice may be given. I continue to read the profound writing a of Poor Benedict but that reading and my appreciation for the depth of theological and spiritual insights is overshadowed by this report. I just hope that all who are hurt and in pain because of denial, obfuscation, lack of charity and compassion and complete transparency can find healing and justice from the Church. It is my fervent prayer. I pray too for Pope Benedict.

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Regarding Pope Benedict, the VG at the time who was responsible for clergy in Munich at thevtime said that he (the VG) made decision on clerical postings and he, not Benedict, was at fault.

As ever, Damian Thompson hits the nail on the head.

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10:32 I think one paragraph from the old Catholic Encyclopedia will make it clear that the vicar general is a fall guy:
‘The highest official of a diocese after the ordinary. He is a cleric legitimately deputed to exercise generally the episcopal jurisdiction in the name of the bishop, so that his acts are reputed the acts of the bishop himself.’
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15402a.htm
He can’t take the blame, his acts are those of the bishop.

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Look at Cloyne…
+Magee delegated to the VG.
The VG messed up.
+Magee took the fall.
How is Pope Benedict any different?

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10.58
A Vicar General is the henchman of the Ordinary. Capable of anything for his master.

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Oh, roaming around the Vatican? Are you doing Newmarket or do you not attend the races in UK?

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Oul Gossip Alert @ 1:29m

You should follow your own recommendation Nettie you can’t even spell recommend so you’d have no chance in Wales. You could always ask Patsy to translate for you. I understand he spent some time their.

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Has + Buckley the gift of interpretation of tongues? I hope so having to deal with a loose goose like you, Bella!

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Bela Lugosi is heading for the Vatican museum – as its latest exhibit. She’ll be placed alongside the mummy of the second wife of Nebuchadnezzar. The mummy will be the brighter of the two.

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What’s the difference between Benedict’s failures and Boris’s?

Benny failed to take action when the ‘writing was on the wall.’
Boris says “What wall: I see no wall.”

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10:32 and 10:42 in juxtaposition show how church people are all for facts and truth when they show them innocent and otherwise spin a web of lies and intrigue.

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As I commented on the day of the now deleted blog. I slept with Martin quite a few times and all unprotected, and I am HIV negative. This should be clarification for the rumour that Martin had HIV. Even if he did, there should be no shame attributed with the illness anyhow.

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12.14: So much for Pat’s apology. You sir, are despicable. You deserve your virus or any virus for this despicable comment. This comment should be removed immediately.

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Have you no shame. Wash your mouth out and shut your gob. A family is grieving, friends and parishioners are grieving. You have plummeted to the very depths of filth. You need to be named and shamed for writing anonymous like that.
Garngad Lad

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Pat I would love to know who all these gay priests are and where they are as I have a real kink for them and yet haven’t been with one yet

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This Blog criticized the late Father Jim Doherty AKA Big Jim.
When a Parish priest dies he goes home to his last parish for his Requiem.
Father Jim’s requiem is tomorrow and the attendance will be too large for his previous parish so the requiem is being transferred to St. Aloysius Garnethill.
So say a prayer for Big Jim tomorrow.

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@12-19
Re Jim Doherty’s Funeral.
You are right. The custom is normally in Scotland that a pp is buried from his last parish. However it is custom not obligatory.
In this case the size or lack of it (St Jochaims) had nothing to do with choice of church.
It was Jim’s personal wish as he spent a lot of time there in later years. He loved the aesthetics and the acoustics of St Aloysious.
Although not a Jesuit himself he was close to that community and had many friends there.

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Be a very interesting crowd at that one I’d say – will Hatty Jakes preside? Great advert – the corpse and the administrator – for over-eaters anonymous!

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TODAYS COMMENTS

As expected, the Blog today was set upon by its enemies, using the occasion to say all sorts of things. These were not published.

One comment said that publishing his/her comment was an acid test for the Blog.

This Blog is not at all dependent on the judgement of others and no arbitrary “tests” will be undergone.

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Ex Sister McCabe and her partner Rose knew Fr McAlinden very well and they were all great friends and they were deeply hurt by the original blog but are very glad that you have acknowledged the mistake made Pat, and for me it just adds deeper meaning and merit to your blog the fact you face them head on. This is a great day for you and the blog.

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No one is hated more than he who speaks the truth, Our Pat x. Deflection, discrediting, gaslighting, name calling & more are all tactics used on here by those trying to hide the truth about all the various strands of toxic actions and inactions past and present going on in the RCC. They even stoop to demand on here that we should NOT learn from the past by absolving abusers once they die. What about all the abused and tortured souls who died at the hands of these abusers whether it be by starvation or medical neglect as babies or by whatever means. Some just had the Will to live squeezed out of them by these educated tryants who have destroyed the RCC for the public and for clergy who joined with a genuine vocation and the best of intentions. I’m sure many clergy go rogue in an organisation that now even has an ex-Pope a proven cover up merchant for illegal and immoral actions totally in contradiction to the message of the RCC of which he was Gods Representative on Earth.

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1.49

When there is/ was , persecution may appear as obsession….. but only if you are not being persecuted. The RCC continues to persecute Homosexual s in its teaching. For a very particular reason; as long as a certain category of men hold themselves in self-loathing: priests; the structure will survive. As soon as there is an epiphany; the RCC will collapse; women will resuscitate it; and not for the positive. The RCC is terminal.

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12.27: Typical of you, Pat. I couldn’t care less about your inability to know that the majority of clerics abhor all abuses. You think you are the only voice. Get real. Listen. Stop beung si vengeful against priests. You don’t work in a bysy parish setting and have no awareness of realities. Get a grip.

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1.19
I have read your comment very carefully. Why is it “Anonymous.” Therein lies the reason for its valid refutation.

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1.19
Do you know of a bishop or pope in the RCC who did the “ right thing” pertaining to abuse before their perennial cover up was exposed. The Irish bishops for each of their dioceses got a settlement from Church and General in 1987…. to let that insurance company of the hook for what they had calculated was coming. The memoranda from Ratzingers desk to Curial desks around the world will never see the light of day…. But he directed that each bishop behave as he did in Munich and ever since…… 4 cases… ( pick the number of 0s needed). Oh, and Cardinal R. Marx has had a very alternative life….I am sure his attempted resignation was not for the reason presented! Like a recent abdication after 600 years.

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Mr Mulvihill, I don’t know of any bishop or religious superior who did the right thing before being forced, and I understand the policy to have gone as far back as John XXIII. This is actually the real scandal people miss when they protest that the proportion of abusers in the RC denomination was the same as any other walk of life. No other walk of life had an international policy of covering up crime, which makes it worse. Cover ups totally did (and do) happen in many Protestant churches but never at an international policy level and mainly from expediency.
Proportion of abusers: estimates are all well below 10% and not unusual.
Proportion of bishops who happily covered up: 100% and outrageous.

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Mass was 17 minutes and 48 seconds today, better than last week but I would love to know why man is in a constant state of rush

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That’s an ancient and lamentable Irish tradition. It was not unknown for certain Fr Flashes of old to get through (the words are more applicable than ‘offer’ or ‘say’) to get through the Low Mass in a bit under 15 minutes. Sean na Sagart and the English solders are not coming for the priest.

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Forgive me Pat for I have sinned, I have been sleeping with a representative of God on planet Earth and dear I will be me up in hell. Fr tells me to call him daddy in bed and it was fun at the start, now I’m consumed with guilt

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I would have hoped that having had the wool pulled over his eyes to the extent of having to retract a post and apologize, would have caused you to exercise some discernment in the comments you allow through. However reading the comments today I can see my hope is destined to be disappointed.
Pat you genuinely have a heart of gold, but your weakness is you are too trusting. You have spoken about regretting previous ordinations and of course there was the weddings thing. With the best Will in the world, your enemies have tried to shut you down in every way they can, there is no point suing you so their only recourse is to discredit you and your allowing ridiculous vexatious comments on your blog is a free gift to them.

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RTE 2 – 9:30PM – Friday 21.01.2022
A FEW GOOD MEN
Probably a bit “low-brow for some of the “intellectuals” that try to shout down & excuse wrong doing on here but in my humble opinion, one does not need anything beyond a National school education to “know” the difference between “right and wrong”. Happy Viewing 💒

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If the man in the video is going to present something, then at least let him try and be fluent. It’s frustrating listening to someone eeering and ummmming every couple of words. It’s just a stream of unconsciousness coming out of his mouth, and has no discipline or organisation to it. Not impressed.

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Dear Robert,

I have watched your video. I have decided to publish it on this blog.

Thank you for attempt to be fair to me.

I hate marmite and don’t believe I’m Catholic marmite.
Lets keep up the rhyming

I am RC dynamite 😀

I’m afraid talking gets us nowhere. The Catholic hierarchy and clergy have to be shocked into action.

And, I believe that you played a role in sheltering the abusive Prior of Silverstream and defaming and abusing the whistle blower Dom Benedict Andersen.

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Dom Mark Kirby is one of the finest priests I know. He is absolutely not the abusive character you have painted. But it seems like today any story will fit a narrative.

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Robert you are either blind or just stupid. If Mark Kirby is the finest you’ve met I’d hate to see the other ones.
Mark Kirby is a repressed homosexual whose actions have hurt many.
I do not believe for a second he cured your daughter.

I hope she is cured but it was only God who cured her.

Kirby gave you the novena that you believe worked.

Mark Kirby has no interest in laying hands on females:-(

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Robert, many corrupt and sexually active hypocritical priests would still be in post if not for this blog. The church only acts when forced to by events becoming public. We have learnt this week that this goes to the very top with Pope Benedict’s concealment of clerical child sexual abuse. This incident was unfortunate, but bringing wounds out into the open must continue for the healing of the church.

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Who i# this man? He certainly likes the sound of his own voice. Is he hoping to set up in competition Pat? Seeing the clip from St Peters made me think of Gerry Reynolds. Your old mate. Pat

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A longer beard, really liked the girls (of age, and it is said he was first in a sect which believed in overcoming sin by more sin, which is an ancient heresy) and in his monastery where he learned to read, he complained of homosexual activity among monks, which is a tradition, perhaps a point of ecumenical engagement. I once noticed a meme which had fancy watch and good life loving Patriarch Kiril standing, a priest kneeling before him and a big Brazzers caption. Who knows? Quem iudico?

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You may all jump in the bandwagon but my voice will be heard loud and clear and I will not be silenced by this blog.

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This Blog decided to publish your criticisms of me !!! And gave you 10,000 extra readers today

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You and I both know you have not printed all of my comments and yet the Buckley Brats come out in their spade loads to defend you.

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I published your video today without any editing.

I will not let you use this blog to further abuse Dom Andersen

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4.51
What’s more, Robert, your video clip showed how behind you were on the topic of instituted readers and acolytes. You showed no evidence of any awareness of Pope Francis’ motu proprio, Spiritus Domini. You were still using the language of ordinary and extraordinary ministers after the apostolic letter rendered that obsolete.

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I’d never heard of Robert Nugent or Catholic Truth Scotland until they were mentioned on Pat’s blog. They should be grateful for the big, free publicity thereby obtained instead of having a pop at Pat, who was under no obligation to raise their profile.

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Bishop Bling had a massive party on Christmas Day to celebrate Christmas and his birthday and 5 guests got Covid and yet there has not been a mention of this and yet poor Boris is getting slated

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Eugene OHagan will have been sung out, between birthday songs and Christmas songs. I didn’t realise that Noel’s birthday was on Christmas Day, hence the name I guess.

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The priests 2010 album was named ‘Noel’ in a telling tribute to Queen Treanor or just a coincidence?

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4.53: Pat, have you ever met Dom Andersen? Just curious. If Andersen is so aggrieved why doesn’t he come on to your blog? Sadly, his priesthood is under threat.

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I only hope Steve (My Big Ego) wasn’t a guest at said Christmas’Noel’ party. Thus having the possibility of taking covid to the sands of Maspalomas….coals to Newcastle….golden sands from Gold Coast, Hollywood, to Playa del Ingles (British sands).

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Are we sure there was a Christmas party at Château Noel this year ???

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Someone ask Mark Kirby the secret he holds about Brendan Coffey and where the donation of €7500 disappeared to.

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Abbot Mark Hedermen all knows too well about the gambling habits of some of the residents of this ghastly place.

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4.31: Robert, your experience of Dom Mark is yours alone. Thankfully it is a positive one. You should hold that experience precious in your heart and allow no one take it from you by their agenda. Lots of accusations are made against people on this blog, some accurate, others speculative. In the case of Dom Kirby, it would appear that boundaries were crossed vis a vis his interactions with some of the community and in areas of management. Whatever the extent or nature of these transgressions, Dom Kirby has many adherents to his spirituality and prayer. To Pat, he is a repressed homosexual and a “fraud” , therefore unacceptable and unsuitable in any capacity. I’m thinking of pot, kettle, black….Robert, continue to be in contact with Dom Kirby because I believe Jesus would want that attitude of your mind and heart. You are living that way of Jesus. In a curious way goid people like you are necessary to walk with and accompany sinners. Aren’t we suppose to forgive not just once but 77 times? Aren’t we called not to judge, not to condemn, not to hate – and to be compassionate as our Heavenly Father is compassionate? As a pastor, I keep the ideals and vision of Jesus before me. I fail them often. If we were to write people off as undesirables because of their sinfulness, failures and moral transgressions, we’d be very lonely people!! Let us not be so facetious or presumptuous about our own superiority against those who fail and who fall down! God help us all.

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4.58: Thus us s very fine response to the blog today. There is a perception that if you practise the gospel virtues of mercy, forgiveness and compassion, somehow you are a co-abuser and condoning egregious, moral failings. Not true. Yes, Jesus whipped the rope in the Temple as an outrage at moral and spiritual hypocrisy but he didn’t beat the offenders with the rope. As professed followers of Christ we must emulate Christ: to seek to correct wrongdoing by truthful confrontation, by challenging others about their wrongful, hurtful and destructive behaviour. As ministers of the gospel, surely all clerics must keep Christ’s way to the forefront? Civil courts are there to deal with proven criminal abuse and wrongdoing. No blog should act as judge, juror and executioner. The level of vindictiveness and cruel judgments against some on this blog is reprehensible. The attack on Fr. McAlinden is unforgivable. Pat, I’m shocked that you fell for the menacing character who gave you false information. That person needs psychiatric help. This type of a dangerous, lying “source” will do this again. It is a rotten, evil trait in anyone.

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‘There is a perception that if you practise the gospel virtues of mercy, forgiveness and compassion, somehow you are a co-abuser and condoning egregious, moral failings.’
Stop misrepresenting you fool. If idiots like you weren’t co-abusers and pretending that they are practicing virtues you wouldn’t have an opportunity wilfully to misunderstand.

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7.02: What, Mulvihill, do you meant by saying Hederman was predatory? Validate your accusation or shut up or retract this immediately. Beware….

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7.43

I restate what I blogged: Hederman was/is predatory. There are those in that community who would be relieved to confirm the preceding sentence. Predatory….and protected!!!!!!

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10.18
I neglected to sign,
Bill Mulvihill : Hederman is predatory.
I am aware of his access to the best of legal recourse…..but would welcome the opening…….a Vipers nest.

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Pat do you remember the Diocesan Resource Centre in Belfast? They don’t make them like that anymore, what a great legacy that was left for Sr Deirdre O’Leary, she was a fine woman and one of the best.

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The IRA use to hide guns in the shop but applied pressure to the church to take them on

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Welcome to the wild west of the RCC on the Emerald Isle.
Watch this space: “You will see an incredible release of the Holy Spirit over this Land.” !!!

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Hilarious comment left about you on Robert’s YouTube a few minutes ago. There is nobody who doesn’t think the church is gay now 😉
‘I never heard of him so I googled him, wow… At first I thought his bio was a spoof. I am surprised this guy isnt welcomed back into the fold given his “preferences”, he’d fit in well. It does highlight how these guys were selected for ordination in the first place.’

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The RCC takes good and well intentioned men….. and completely mangles them in the satiation of their own needs for its glorification. Eamonn Martin is essentially a very decent man, but is subsumed in the organisation for the emptiness he feels and it fills. Cathal Daly was too far gone. Sean Brady always held his own humanity. Great harm was done. Ray zinger and Bergoglio gave it all in entirely selfish terms. Pat Buckley was saved…. Reflected in the love of his partner; no mean feat.

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Pat, the “clerical colleague” who made up the nasty story about Fr McAlinden, are you going to name him?

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I agree, he should be named and shamed. A lot of hurt has been done to a grieving family. It was a despicable thing to do write. It also devalued this blog.
Garngad Lad

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This is a good and humble response. RIP to Fr McAlinden. Mistakes can cause the gravest distress to relatives.
I don’t see the Munich situation as what precipitated the resignation of Benedict. Cardinal Marx, present Abp of Munich and Freising, the present Pope and so many others have grave failures relating to safeguarding as diocesan ordinaries. It still remains strange that the Vatican was cut off from the Swift payments messaging service (something that happens when some State really offends the US) just before Benedict resigned, only for the connection to resumed when Francis came to power. His Vatican Bank reforms were wide-ranging, as were his reforms to allow for a clear process of dismissing errant priests. Even the SSPX used these reforms when Francis temporarily made Bp Fellay a judge for a suspected errant priest. Perhaps Benedict just tired of it all and just wanted to return to his studies. The Vatican is a pit of snakes for anyone with responsibility there.

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5.53
The ironically named commenter (Symmachus means joyous) forgets the focus is currently on Germany snd Archbishop Ratzinger. Diverting by referring to Pope Francis is just that – an attempt to divert.

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Our focus should be less on legaccy cases but on the actual current abuse is still happening in the Vatican and around the world under Bergoglio. That should be stopped now, while it can be stopped. Sadly we don’t have a tiime machine to go back to Munich in the 1970s but we should do something about abuse now, when action can be taken.

If only Bergoglio showed a tenth of the energy he devotes to hammering faithful traditional Catholics, to eradicating abuse. He has plenty of mercy for Inzoli, Zanchetta, Barros, McCarrick and all the rest.

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No it means ally, Greek, but came to be a Roman name. Charoúmenos might be the word you mean. No it isn’t a diversion, unless you cannot hold two matters in your head at one time. These matters exist in a context, and have to be compared.
A local law firm, Westpfahl Spilker Wastl was commissioned by the archdiocese and came up with a report which wouldn’t ever reach the levels of balance of probability if there was a trial for poor safeguarding. A perv priest from overseas was restored on the authority of a junior official, not +Ratzinger, something which the report contests. Paper doesn’t refuse ink. It found failings with Cardinal Marx, a middling amount with a predecessor, so handily the retired men could be mostly blamed. It’s also is an irony given the anxious efforts Francis made to restore priestly faculties to Mauro Inzoli who had been convicted of molesting boys on the intercession of the extraordinarily lewd, now retired, Coccopalmiero and the belligerent Don Pinto (outside his legal sinecure he verbally attacked supposed critics of PF). This had been a recent and reported on scandal. Inzoli wasn’t an unknown from somewhere else, like in the German archdiocese. Given Italian law there was the confirmation of the verdict, but Francis was restoring faculties to a convicted child molester. After the verdict was confirmed, Inzoli went to prison. Maybe he says his prayers there. Hopefully he gets the treatment prisoners worldwide mete out to pervs. +Ratzinger could perhaps have done better with this priest, who had a very shady past (which if disclosed would have precluded pastoral duties) before coming to the archdiocese, but +Ratzinger did not knowingly restore faculties to a convicted pervert.
Things have to be compared and contrasted. ‘Spirit of V2’ people will never contemplate criticism of the paladin Francis, but others can be moderate and detached.

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The 3rd full weekend in every month is when Daisy Chain NI meet. Who’s turn is it to hold the party now that Rory has broke free?

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Pat is Rory definitely leaving? I saw him and the rest of the Sheehans, Patrick, Diarmuid and Michael all out playing golf the other week and he looked care free alright.

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6.17
He probably looks like that because in the equation of his life: he has integrated. Rare.

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I have missed calls and voicemails from HRH the Vicar general MBE, one assumes it’s not good news but will keep the plonker stewing a tad longer

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Let’s not forget the blog piece Fr Martin McAlinden who was a great charity fund raiser and was well thought of by the people of Craigavon and was adopted by the people of Newry. Taken far too soon. RIP Martin

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@ 10:42

Aul Loose Goose Gone Rogue !!!

Are you mixing me up with the trolly dolly, Bella?

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Depending on predilections, India may not be banishment: an old catholic/roman solution. Suetonius sorts.

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ROBERT NUGENT

Another comment maker was making comments today and misusing Robert Nugents name.

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RN has been complimentary and critical. I haven’t seen anything for anyone to be doubtful of the veracity of Dom Andersen’s testimony. RN has talked the talk of being critical of someone else’s blog. Can RN walk the walk of his own blog? It might give an opportunity for the understanding of moderation of comments.

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Gerard Mc Quillan ( layisised priest) collected primary school children from the gate of their schools. He walked them up the staircase of the Parochial House Armagh after said collection. No one stopped him. Sweeney used to relay to me that Mc Quillan used to keep Alsatian’s at the back of the house in Armagh. As it turns out; he was checking my awareness ( I had none). In fact , McQuillan kept Labradors…. For the purpose of deceiving children. No one stopped Mc Quillan…. and anyone of those clerics with an average I.Q had to have known that all was not well; particularly the Parish Priest of Armagh; the Archbishop. Happened wholesale all over the Vatholic world; Africa, Asia and South America yet to happen.

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Martin McAlinden was a good man. However, he was well practiced in the arts of what he belonged to….. and never “ let them down” including Mc Arevey!!!!! Et al….

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Episcopal Vicar for Education would do a grand job to educate himself on his own job. Grieving for the wife and children he will never have? Don’t make me vomit!

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We need some light relief after the last few days of the blog, Bp Pat, as they’ve been rather heavy going. May I suggest an update on Kitty? She’s always good for a laugh in the comments.

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The entertainment from Kitty’s deluded pet apologist is absolutely priceless. Keep it coming, Bishop Pat!

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But not as priceless as the rage from 9:08, who is obviously deluded enough to think his rants indicate his intelligence and superiority.

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“Someone ask Mark Kirby the secret he holds about Brendan Coffey and where the donation of €7500 disappeared to.”

Does the commenter care to elaborate with Bishop Pat? This seems rather serious.

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Is Pope Ratty still banging on? He resigned because he was caught. I hope they are preparing his stay in Hell when he bogs off. The evilness of him and his coherts is a vile contradiction of Christ’s Mission – over indulgence, secrets and more cover-ups.

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