GER FITZGERALD is once again at the centre of another storm after he became involved in the personal life of another woman – this time a married woman.

And FINTAN MONAHAN is once again running around like a headless chicken 🐔



As part of this whole affair, it has emerged that Ger Fitzgerald has a bank account with a five figure sum of “savings” in it – even though he borrowed money from the woman and she paid for all the meals they went out for together !!!

This new “relationship” did not involve genital sexual activity, but the woman, who can be described as vulnerable, was led to believe they were in a relationship that had a future to it.

Apart from money  meals and gifts, the woman allowed Ger Fitzgerald to stay in her home after his last disaster with Yvonne and allowed him to store his belongings when he had to abandon Cloughleigh.

There are also claims already conveyed to Fintan that this large sum of money does not belong to Ger Fitzgerald?

This claim has been made by a man who is a long-term friend of Ger’s who is also a friend of the new lady.


The central issue here is that Ger Fitzgerald has a long history of becoming intimately, emotionally, and sexually involved with vulnerable women.

These involvements always end with the woman getting hurt and Ger Fitzgerald moving on to the next woman.

And BISHOP FINTAN MONAHAN is tolerating this behaviour, pulling Ger out of holes, not giving the women closure, and letting Ger move on to the next conquest.

Fintan, in fact, is an enabler of the abuse of vulnerable women.

Fintan is also using his safeguarding officer Cleo Yates to molly coddle Ger.

Cleo is bringing gifts to Ger back to the lady.

And brings Ger back his belongings from the lady’s house.

Is that really the job of a safeguarding officer?

Ger hung out in this lady’s house when his sexual affair with Yvonne was exposed.

Who will be Ger’s next target?

Is he in contact with her already?






What mother or father, in their right mind, would allow their son to enter a Roman Catholic seminary at the moment?

If the young man was heterosexual and in any way good-looking, he would be an immediate target for actively gay seminarians or priests.

There is a danger they would get him drunk, or drug him, and then have their way with him.

If he resisted them, he would be harassed and intimidated into leaving.

This would end up with the young man damaged temporarily or forever.

It would most likely destroy his faith.

If the young man were gay and devout and in any way good-looking, he would be quickly introduced in a very active sex life and might very well go on to wreak havoc in every parish he went to.

He would, in his turn, go on to target other young men and do untold damage.

He might very well end up very unhappy and addicted to alcohol, drugs, or both.

And so, the ever ending cycle would e perpetuated.


Now, don’t forget it’s 52 years since I entered seminary and 46 years since leaving seminary.

In Clonliffe – 1970 to 1973 – there was some homosexuality happening, but it was, I think, by way of exception. It was mainly deacons and senior seminarians targeting first year seminarians.

In Waterford – 1973 to 1976 – it was more rare than in Clonliffe but I was targetted by a younger seminarian – a lad who had been the victim of his primary school teacher at the age of 12 and also the victim of at least one priest.

In my time, it was nothing as bad as it is today.


Now, the priesthood has become a gay profession.

Most seminarians (the few that are) are gay and many actively so and on sex apps like Grindr.

Any “chaste” seminarian entering a seminary will soon be stripped of that chastity and, within no time at all, will be an expert in the things of the gay underworld.

Is it not morally reprehensible for people like Eamon Martin to be plucking rural youngsters out of his parishes and sending them to Maynooth to be destroyed?

Quite literally, he is sending lambs to the slaughter!

And doing it in the name of God!




The pub above is the premises where Ryan McAleer was drinking on the night he sexually seduced one of his victims.

The victim had been drinking in another pub in the town, and the customers from all pubs drifted towards the chippy van in the town.

The victim is fully honest about the fact that he had been drinking.

He also says that Ryan McAleer had a lot of drink taken.

At the chippy Ryan asked the young man back to the parochial house.

The young man recognising him as a priest accepted the invitation and expected a chat and a cup of coffee.

At the parochial house, the young man was faced with a warren of stairs and rooms.

They ended up in a sitting room.

Eventually, Ryan initiated a sexual advance.

The young man drew back, but Ryan pushed forward.

Sexual contact was made, and the young man suffered an injury.

The young man has provided Eamon Martin with details and images.

The young man made contact with the PSNI, and all information and images were shared with the police.





Dear Eamon,

I know that this letter to you will not get you to act in the case of Ryan McAleer. From that perspective, as more and more people are coming to realise, writing to you is a waste of time.

"ag caint leis an gcapall agus an capall ina chodladh". Talking to the horse and the horse asleep.

So, I am writing this letter to you for three reasons:

1. So that victims can feel that someone cares about their sufferings.

2. So that this matter may be put on public record.

3. So that the Armagh priests who are disturbed about this matter and who have been in touch with me will know that the matter has been put to you both directly and publicly.

Some questions:

A. Is it true that several young men have been in touch with you after having had unwanted and unwelcome encounters with Ryan McAleer?

B. Is it true that you have been told about and shown material showing that Ryan McAleer was / is using the Grindr App?

C. Is it true that Ryan McAleer was placed “on leave” and told to abstain from ministry in the diocese?

D. Is it true that you have received various reports over a number of years regarding Ryan McAleer’s lifestyle in Dungannon and beyond?

These matters are very serious and require strong and decisive action on your part.

But over the years, you have shown no real interest in acting on such matters and indeed have given the strong impression that you have a “soft spot” for such priests.

What lies behind that lack of interest is a Freudian conundrum.

Please do not reply by telling me to report any crimes committed to the PSNI. I know that and have been acting accordingly for many years.

I do not need any reply from you as such a reply, I believe, would be meaningless and useless.

Just do your job. Control your priests. Care for their victims.

Your brother bishop,

+ Pat Buckley



Link to dissertation

Carla_Ionescu_Dissertation_Manuscript.pdf (1.992Mb)

Below is the abstract of a doctoral dissertation by Carla Ionescu, linking The Greek goddess Artemis with the development of the cult of Mary in Christianity.

“Tradition states that the most popular deities are Apollo, Athena, Zeus and Dionysius

These divinities played key roles in the communal, political and ritual development of the Greco-Roman world.

This work suggests that this deeply entrenched scholarly tradition is fissured with misunderstandings of Greek and Ephesian popular culture, and provides evidence that clearly suggests Artemis is the most prevalent and influential goddess of the Mediterranean, with roots embedded in the community and culture of this area that can be traced further back in time than even the arrival of the Greeks.

In fact, Artemis reign is so fundamental to the cultural identity of her worshippers that even when facing the onslaught of early Christianity, she could not be deposed. Instead, she survived the conquering of this new religion under the guise of Mary, Mother of Jesus.

Using methods of narrative analysis, as well as review of archeological findings, this work demonstrates that the customs devoted to the worship of Artemis were fundamental to the civic identity of her followers, particularly in the city of Ephesus in which Artemis reigned not only as Queen of Heaven, but also as Mother, Healer and Saviour.

Reverence for her was as so deeply entrenched in the community of this city, that after her temple was destroyed, and Christian churches were built on top of her sacred places, her citizens brought forward the only female character in the new ruling religion of Christianity, the Virgin Mary, and re-named her Theotokos, Mother of God, within its city walls.

The fundamental position of this work is that a fusion took place between the ancient worship of Artemis in Ephesus, and the elevation of Mary to Theotokos, and that this fusion is not a result of the church-initiated action to convert the Ephesians, but rather the Ephesians forcing the early church to accommodate their traditions of Artemis by reshaping and reinterpreting the authority and responsibilities of the Virgin Mary”.


ARTEMIS of  EPHESUS  was the black multi-breasted Goddess also known as ‘she who flowed with milk and honey’. She was a Goddess unlike any other and was closely connected to the earlier Goddess, Cybele. The Ephesians were well known across the Greco-Roman world for their utter devotion to the goddess Artemis Ephesia. They built and dedicated a magnificent temple to her which became one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. She was worshiped by her citizens for over a thousand years as their virgin Queen, their saviour, mother of mothers and their midwife of life, death and fertility. Her turret crown  represented her role as guardian and protector of the city and all who dwelt in it. Her many breasts are mysterious….. eggs, bees eggs, acorns, bull testicles, figs  ? Whatever they are they all symbolise the fertility of the Goddess. Her blackness is possibly connected to a black meteorite as the Goddess was said to have fallen from the sky. Her predecessor Cybele was worshipped in the form of a black stone. According to legend, the first statue of Artemis was a black meteoric stone worshipped by the Amazons.

Less than thirty years after the destruction of Artemis’ temple, Ephesus was given a new virgin mother, Mary the Mother of God, in 431 CE. The city was rededicated to her and to this day, it remains a major pilgrimage site. However when the early Christian Church first arrived in the city there was great social tension for the loss of the people’s Goddess and it is said that the people were both determined and allowed to shape the Virgin Mary with the love, myths and ceremonies they had showered on their beloved Artemis Ephesia. The Black Madonna is often found in locations that were once pagan shrines to Artemis of Ephesus, Cybele, and other goddesses….. and so they became one. These two feminine energies represent the archetypal Mother of all Mothers, the forever evolving ancient  power of the feminine force………….I AM EVOLVING


One of the reasons Christian “believers” get a bad press is because of their closed mindedness to the sciences and knowledge in general.

We Christians MUST admit that many of the beliefs and practices we now have were taken from people we arrogantly call “pagans.”

Today, we are much more pagan than were the ancient Greeks and Egyptians.


I love the Mary of the New Testament, the servant, not the goddess.

The wife and mother of Nazareth – the one responsible for the wine at Cana.

The younger woman going to help her oldest cousin Elizabeth in her confinement.

The heart broken mother who stood at the cross when all the others had fled.

Men created the cult of The Blessed Virgin Mary.

Those men say that even though Jesus Himself had to die, Mary never died.

The same men who say that Mary always remained a virgin and ignore the New Testament reference to the brothers and sisters of Jesus.


And these men are all hung up on her virginity.

Surely, her motherhood of Jesus is more important than her virginity?

Mary has been used by churchmen for hundreds of years to keep women in their place and condemn them for their non-virgin activities.

I think the term Saint Mary gives Mary the credit for being what she was – a human being who said “Yes” to God.

Whereas the men who have used Mary to control women have their rosaries all over women’s ovaries.




This is an interesting video by a young man who gives his reasons for leaving the Mormon Church

Reasons like:

The Mormons insisting on unquestioning obedience to the organisation and its leaders.

The Mormon belief that their package is thenonly true package.

The Mormon belief that if you do it all their way, your life and future life are assured.


Could a former Roman Catholic say the same things about the Roman Catholic Church?

Yes, they could, and I’m sure many have.

This video brings many things about highly organised religions and churches out into the open.


I have left the Roman Catholic Institution but not the universal Catholic Faith.

In fact, I didn’t leave. I was thrown overboard.

But that has been a great blessing and freedom.

Free from the man made doctrines, laws and dogmas.

Free from obedience to cowardly and / or corrupt bishops and the Vatican.



Yesterday, a newish name came up on the blog – Father Eamon Conway.

Professor Conway is a priest of the archdiocese of Tuam who is currently based in Ireland as the Head of Theology and Religious Studies at Mary Immaculate College.

As well as authoring and editing several books, Fr Conway has served on a number of Irish government advisory bodies. These include the Information Society Commission, for which he chaired the Working Group on Ethics & Values in a Digital Age. He also served on the Advisory Panel of the Irish National Economic and Social Development Learning Office.

In 2012 Pope Benedict appointed him as an expert advisor to the XIII World Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelisation. Since 2011, Prof Conway has been Chair of the Peter Hünermann Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Theology in Europe.

In 2014 he was appointed to the expert panel of the Holy See’s Agency for promoting quality assurance in pontifical universities and ecclesiastical faculties for a five-year period, and in 2015 he was appointed to the Theology Committee of the Irish Bishops’ Conference.



I have never met Eamon Conway but not having met people never stops me talking about them on this blog.

I listened to the YouTube talk above and was impressed by his knowledge and his presentation skills.

I also learned from the talk.

I liked his stressing of the fact that lay people do not get their priesthood from the hierarchy but from God through their baptism.

In other words, they are not called by bishops and priests but by God.

Therefore, their calling to ministry should  not depend on the nod or wink of the bishop or PP because they are favourites of these men.

He also made me rethink a term I often use – “extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist,” without giving the term much thought.

Really, I had never thought of a lay person as an ordinary minister of the Euchharist.

He also raises interesting points about mandatory celibacy and the permanent diaconate.

I found his material thought provoking and I found him easy to list to and in no way off-putting.


People have said that he is very ambitious and anxious for promotion to the episcopate?

Others have said that he has been passed over because “he backed the wrong horse, whatever that means.

People might tell us what that means.

He has plenty to say but has been careful not to fall foul of the hierarchy.

Apparently, in the past, enquiries were made among his friends about his suitability for a mitre?

It is said that Eamon himself supplied the names and contact details of friends that those in authority might quizz?

I think many lay people in the Church don’t realise the politicking that goes on between bishops and clergy.

I don’t know if Eamon has a well placed “sponsor” to help him with his advancement?

Well placed sponsors do help, apparently.

The Cavan Mafia always had Sean Brady to rely on.

Brady must be losing influence now?

Even Brady could not help Paul Prior in the end.



I have to say I am uneasy about this Brendan Kilcoyne fella.

He looks like a more agricultural version of our friend Robert Nugent.

I don’t really buy his “Ah lads” presentation.

I worry about him looking “elegant nonchalance” donations for Immaculata Press

Is that the Church Militant branch of the Legion of Mary?

Will the universal spiritual crisis we are in be addressed by “spiritual fast food”.

Does the promotion of the priest as “a man apart” not have echoes of the ontologically changed brigade?

Is it true that:

“The priests run the church and lay people run the world”?

Is his description of the priesthood “not been in great shape” a thundering understatement?

Is Kilcoyne on an ego trip?

Has he a secret life?

Is he a Mary man or a Joe man?

Is he a cider man or a wine connuser?

What do readers make of this bowsie, Kilcoyne?

For me, the jury is far out, and I’m wondering what the real story is.

You see, experience has taught me that what you see is not always what you get.

And I don’t know if Ireland is ready just yet for an Irish Rural Buddha.



From Complicit Clergy

If you’re driving through Jefferson Parish, you’ll spot beautiful, abandoned buildings that sit on Barataria Boulevard.

Although the striking exterior of the buildings can quickly catch your eye, it’s the stories that happened inside that are haunting.

“As a child, I wanted to take my own life,” said Larry Polizzi.

A new lawsuit filed on behalf of Larry Polizzi, who lived at Hope Haven in his teens, alleges the horrific sexual abuse he endured while living there back in the 1970s.

“Instead of taking care of him, they abused him, pretty systemically and repeatedly,” said Jessica Arbour, an attorney for Polizzi.

The lawsuit names Father Sean Leo Rooney and Sister Alvin Marie Hagan as the perpetrators of the abuse.

“I’ve been ashamed of myself for many years and I feel, for what they done to me, from the time I was 14, they need to be held accountable,” said Polizzi.

The lawsuit itself goes after the orders this priest and nun belonged to the Salesians of Don Bosco and School Sisters of Notre Dame.


This is far from being the only case where priests and nuns colluded together to abuse children.

There have been many cases where nuns were the ones to procure children for priests.

Nuns in Belfast performed this function to FATHER BRENDAN SMYTH.

Nuns would literally fling children into the room where Smyth was and then guard the door.


I have personally talked to a victim of priest and nun collusion in County Down.

A certain religious order priest would sit in a room at a girls retreat and the nun would fling the girls into the room.

The priest would then rape each girl with a largish crucifix.

On the way out, the nun would say to the girls: “Was that nice?”

What was even more strange about this is the fact that this priest and nun were from religious orders set up by St John Bosco for the care and protection of children.



The rape of a child is extremely evil.

The rape of a child with a crucifix is Satanic.

The rape of a child by the collusion of a priest and a nun leaves one speechless!



Yesterday, HELEN posted a document from

ICSA (International Cultic Studies Association, formerly AFF), is a secular, nonprofit, tax-exempt research center and educational corporation.

Here are the characteristics suggested for recognising a cult:

1. The group is focused on a living leader to whom members seem to display excessively zealous, unquestioning commitment.

2. The group is preoccupied with bringing in new members.

3. The group is preoccupied with making money.

4. Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or even punished.

5. Mind-numbing techniques (such as meditation, chanting, speaking in tongues, denunciation sessions, debilitating work routines) are used to suppress doubts about the group and its leader(s).

6. The leadership dictates sometimes in great detail how members should think, act, and feel (for example: members must get permission from leaders to date, change jobs, get married; leaders may prescribe what types of clothes to wear, where to live, how to discipline children, and so forth).

7. The group is elitist, claiming a special, exalted status for itself, its leader(s), and members (for example: the leader is considered the Messiah or an avatar; the group and/or the leader has a special mission to save humanity).

8. The group has a polarized us- versus-them mentality, which causes conflict with the wider society.

9. The group’s leader is not accountable to any authorities (as are, for example, military commanders and ministers, priests, monks, and rabbis of mainstream denominations).

10. The group teaches or implies that its supposedly exalted ends justify means that members would have considered unethical before joining the group (for example: collecting money for bogus charities).

11. The leadership induces guilt feelings in members in order to control them.

12. Members’ subservience to the group causes them to cut ties with family and friends, and to give up personal goals and activities that were of interest before joining the group.

13. Members are expected to devote inordinate amounts of time to the group.

14. Members are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group members.


1. RCs are focused on a living religious leader – the pope

2. The RCs evangelise and convert.

3. The RCC is preoccupied with making money.

4. The RCC prohibits and punishes questioning, doubt, and dissent.

5. The RCC has always used techniques to stop people questioning it and its leaders – Counter Reformation, Spanish Inquisition, burning at the stake, excommunication, suspending priests cancling priests.

6. The RCC tells people how they should live and think.

7. The RCC is elitist, claims an exalted position for itself, and its leader is God’s representative on earth.

8. The RCC is us versus them – anti world and anto society.

9. The pope is not accountable to anyone on earth.


Can. 331 The bishop of the Roman Church, in whom continues the office given by the Lord uniquely to Peter, the first of the Apostles, and to be transmitted to his successors, is the head of the college of bishops, the Vicar of Christ, and the pastor of the universal Church on earth. By virtue of his office he possesses supreme, full, immediate, and universal ordinary power in the Church, which he is always able to exercise freely.

Can. 332 §1. The Roman Pontiff obtains full and supreme power in the Church by his acceptance of legitimate election together with episcopal consecration. Therefore, a person elected to the supreme pontificate who is marked with episcopal character obtains this power from the moment of acceptance. If the person elected lacks episcopal character, however, he is to be ordained a bishop immediately.

§2. If it happens that the Roman Pontiff resigns his office, it is required for validity that the resignation is made freely and properly manifested but not that it is accepted by anyone.

Can. 333 §1. By virtue of his office, the Roman Pontiff not only possesses power over the universal Church but also obtains the primacy of ordinary power over all particular churches and groups of them. Moreover, this primacy strengthens and protects the proper, ordinary, and immediate power which bishops possess in the particular churches entrusted to their care.

§2. In fulfilling the office of supreme pastor of the Church, the Roman Pontiff is always joined in communion with the other bishops and with the universal Church. He nevertheless has the right, according to the needs of the Church, to determine the manner, whether personal or collegial, of exercising this office.

§3. No appeal or recourse is permitted against a sentence or decree of the Roman Pontiff.

Can. 334 Bishops assist the Roman Pontiff in exercising his office. They are able to render him cooperative assistance in various ways, among which is the synod of bishops. The cardinals also assist him, as do other persons and various institutes according to the needs of the times. In his name and by his authority, all these persons and institutes fulfill the function entrusted to them for the good of all the churches, according to the norms defined by law.

Can. 335 When the Roman See is vacant or entirely impeded, nothing is to be altered in the governance of the universal Church; the special laws issued for these circumstances, however, are to be observed.

10. The RCC believes the end justifies the means – i.e., a baby can not be aborted to save the life of the mother.

11. The RCC engenders guilt in members in order to control them.

12. The RCC insists that everything else is subservient to the God they describe and promote.

13. The RCC expects people to give a great deal of time and money to it.

14. The RCC encourages people to associate with other RCCs and avoid enemies of the RCC.

For instance, the RCC used to have two types of excommunicated:

A. TOLERATI” – the excommunicated with which RCCs could have social (not spiritual) intercourse with.

B. “VITANDUS” – the excommunicated who should be totally and absolutely SHUNNED.

You could not even by a loaf of bread from them.

What do the readers think?

Is the RCC a cult?