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“THE STATE OF THE PRIESTHOOD” BY FR BRENDAN KILCOYNE.

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.

140 replies on ““THE STATE OF THE PRIESTHOOD” BY FR BRENDAN KILCOYNE.”

That thick, retarded bastardo, Kilcoyne?
AWW! FFS, Pat! You’re takin’ the proverbial! This ass is a noted prick!

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11:49pm Awful language out of you about your holy colleague, Father. You priests really don’t like each other do you. Always scrapping and backstabbing. Calm down, your chances of making it to Bishop or even Pope have never been higher.

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Pat, these guys like Brendan Kilcoyne and Roger Nugent have a particular perspective and perception about priests, Church and living the ideals of the gospel. This video is a complete turn off. If any person chooses to preach through videos, the content must be presented in an inspiring, inviting way. The style of Brendan’s “preaching” is most unattractive. I don’t agree with your implicit judgments that Brendan may have “another life”. He’s been around a long number of years and why are you now wanting to find something negative against him, if possible? I wouldn’t like his preaching but neither do I have any time for those who believe they are better than everyone else, as exemplified by you and Robert all too frequently. You are both good people, as I’m sure Brendan is, but the “preachy” judgmental videos and blog commentary is not always commendable.

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BK and RN have too much to say about everything. Like Naomi Long on the View last night. She thinks she knows everything and has something to say about it all.

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@9.21am That Naomi Long blade could talk for the whole of Ireland. She never takes breath and is almost gasping for air when she finishes. Could you imagine having to listen to her everyday.

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@9:21 & 9:49. Perhaps the very positive remarks of The View’s two commentators to Mark Carruthers passed you by. In summary, they believe her to be an impressive asset whose well considered views are articulated with clarity. And what a contrast to others, for example Jim Wells in particular.
I thought Mark Carruthers, in indecent haste, was uncharacteristically over aggressive continually interrupting Naomi seeking simplistic positional statements from her on complex issues. It is to her credit that she remained calm despite Carruthers’ hectoring.
MMM

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12:01 am— I suppose it’s fair to say some things should be approached by way of judgment — sometimes condemnation is even more appropriate.

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MMM @5.40pm You have some things in common with Naomi Short – windbag being the main attribute.

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@6:56: Wish I had MORE in common: half her intellect and/or a quarter of her articulation ability. You however appear to be “short” as well: and it’s self evident.
MMM

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The Kilcoyne chap reminds me of Mulvihill. Both men don’t wear their ‘apparent’ intelligence lightly. They are always trying to impress you with their vocabulary.
I’ll give Kilcoyne credit for at least being comprehensible. I have to scan and parse Bill’s sentences several time before I realise he’s not saying anything worth listening to.
I did chuckle at his sideways snipe at Nugent and Pat earlier.

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Yes,, + Pat, he does come across as a bit agricultural / a bog man. Also, his stuff about priests being set apart is true, but only in the sense that for so many of them you would really want to keep them apart because so many priests do have ‘grooming’ and personal hygiene problems, with unkempt hair, dandruff, stained trousers and jackets. Probably because they have nobody at home to tell them they should maybe change that pullover which they have been wearing for the last 5 years. The prissy lot go to the other extreme and pimp themselves and smell like an Arab perfume shop. There are very few in between. So, I tend to keep my distance by and large to spare my sensitive eyes and nose. Oh, by the way, after a good start, Monty seems to be reverting to style and is pissing off people, many of whom are now going elsewhere.

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@7.49am Hardly surprising Monty has reverted to style. It’s common knowledge in Northwood parish that parishioners have gone elsewhere because of those ridiculous antiquated vestments he insists on wearing. His idea and style of liturgy has raised eyebrows plus talk of his drinking in local public houses.

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10:14am Our parish priest has never done antiquated, new clothes, new cars, new money people, new, new, new. Shiny & New, that’s always been him.

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People are fed up with Monty appealing for more money. This weekend he will be making yet another appeal for people to cough up. He gets almost £2,500 per week and with the cost of living and high energy price hikes he hasn’t a clue. People have voted with their feet and gone to Hillingdon and other parishes.

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10.14am I’m a parishioner and he wears a mix of vestments – sometimes Latin but mostly polyester. 1.25pm I don’t know where you get that figure from – it’s not the figure that appears in our newsletter each week.

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@6.25pm Time for you to go back to Specsavers and get a refund dearie. Last week’s offerings in Northwood parish newsletter was nearly £2,300. It’s time that your PP Monty saves money by keeping away from local pubs and the Mandarin Chinese. Is this prudent timing to be asking the congregation to cough up more money?

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8.07 and time for you to get a calculator out – as the PP mentioned there was a typo in the final figure – if you add up the individual sections you would see that it would come to £1182.48.

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God save us, if this is an example of ‘The State of The Priesthood today’ if this eejit Kilcoyne is the best on offer. I agree with you, that what you see is not what you get, and bowsie describes him exactly. Mary, Help of Christians pray for us.

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@8.17pm “A typo” lol. Really? Your PP Monty needs to go to Specsavers then by printing such misleading figures. Also a course in adding up too wouldn’t go amiss. I wonder if he can easily spot any “typo” faux pas on his bar bills and the bills at the Mandarin Chinese. Better get your wallets at the ready this weekend because he will be appealing to you for more dosh baaaaaaa

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9.06: This is a very loaded comment. Would you care to elaborate or is it a deliberate throw away remark simply to cause vulgar and ugly reactions? We must each be careful abiut our words. Be morally courageous to give substance to your comment.

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CTS or editor (owner) was delighted with that priest in the video. She wasn’t sure if he was a real priest or not.
The contrast between this blog and CTS blog is like day and night.
Rcc is run via top down all the way via magesitrum, Canon law, dickats, etc. Rcc laity can’t change it nor don’t we have a say in election of cardinals. In other words, rcc isn’t a democracy. It’s a monarchy with Pope as a head. I’m not sure if thats what jesus intended to be.

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A thoroughly boring man with an all too simple idea about Christian belief. Yes, he resembles Robert Nugent No more of this, please.

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But Christian belief is simple and requires a lot of us to be humble and to give pure unconditional love.
1. Love God as he loves us.
2 .love our neighbour as God
loves us.
The Vatican law makers spend their time in offices making up flowery statements for us to follow and which are hard to understand and leave you wondering are they hiding something , Fr Brendan is more down to earth. The synod will make more important work available for women especially the women who believe and say they are nearer to God than the ordinary members of the congregation. This is pure arrogance and I see God more in the ordinary poor person who offers their daily struggles to God for a better loving world for us all. The synod will not offer more real change. Just give more importance to the
important people .

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I always think it’s sad when priests are shot at point blank in war zones, the many we lost here over the years. Fr Dennis Bergkamp was speaking of watching Russians ignore the pleas of a fellow priest before shooting him callously outside Kyiv. Prayers for them all. Even the Russians are victims in this war. The ones who are speaking out anyway.

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You all better get ready for the end, because it is nigh. There will be nuclear holocaust, mutually assured destruction. Putin is irrational and will instigate something disastrous. Just pray that you go in the first blast and don’t know too much about it, because what will be left will entail a slow, lingering death through a nuclear winter. Nowhere will be immune. Either Putin is toppled pretty quickly by those around him who have come to realise how deranged he is and that they want a way out, or China will nobble him. Short of that he is going to do something very stupid and disastrous for us all. Sorry, but these are very, very dangerous times.

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Not sure what to make of this Fr Brendan. Maybe given the well justified disillusionment with the mainstream Roman Catholic Church, perhaps we will as time goes on, see more priests forging an independent identity and developing their own UTube & similar followings on a subscriber basis as I note Fr Brendan is requesting donations.

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9.13: Deaf Guy: the church never claimed to be a democracy. It won’t ever be a democracy. It will elicit commentary from its members worldwide, as it is presently doing by way of preparation for a Synod in 2023. After this consultation, it will e interesting to see if anything visionary or different will surface. Great “mission” statements will be made and after that….??

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Anon at 9.34am

Can I ask you a question 🤷‍♂️

Why should we be giving our money to rcc with no accountability cos it’s not a democracy 😉🤔.

You ask that question on my behalf to synod🤷‍♂️😉

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9:34 Strictly speaking the church is a banana republic because to meet the definition you don’t have to be an actual republic but do have to be a country dependant economically on one product.
Deaf Guy, obviously we shouldn’t. Of course we give money to private enterprises all the time in the shape of business, but at least get some choice there. The church of Rome has tried to take out the competition by selling itself as The One True Church.

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Anon at 9.34am
Synod is a farce as it will be written…. Old roman style.
Synod will be dictated by top down, cardinals to dictate the proceedings with little output coming from the laity. They will stamp their own style on it re president or chair of the synod.
Its irrelevant to lapsed Catholics or Catholics who have left rcc.
BTW, I would suggest that census 2022 may show huge drop in RC, probably around 50% or less from the last census 79%

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Pat you should check out Fr Brendan’s latest video. It is on the Prodigal Son. It is brilliant and beautiful

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11.11am. You are right. It is the best homily I have heard in many years. I wish we had a preacher like Brendan in our parish. I find it difficult to stay awake when our PP is droning on . However I think Brendan should stick to Scripture and avoid politics (Putin etc.)

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11.21. It’s not. The use of the word “ abhorrent “ for Brendan Kilcoynes point of view is symptomatic of complete acquiesce to the ubiquity of propaganda.

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12.10
If you observed grammatical convention people might be able to make a judgement on what you are trying to say and respond accordingly.

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12.10, no, it isn’t, Billy Boy. It’s the consequence of watching that clown’s own videos.

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Brendan Kilcoyne is a rational, reasonable, clear and analytical thinker. His generosity to the “ other point of view “ is commendable. Let people know you know they think, they love you, ask them to think, the “ love” dissipates. They might even decide not to like you !!!!

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Yes. I have not seen him since, but a very honourable man then. People get more like themselves is my view!

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He has a point about the need for a reformation even one with a capital ‘R’. Should priests not issue receipts for money paid to them for masses? How else do they adequately compile their accounts? Can somebody please shed some light on this please. Many parishioners go into the sacristy to pay the priest for anniversary masses, indeed some book them and pay the priest on the night or morning of the actual mass in the sacristy. No receipt.

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Oh dear, 12:26, you’ll start them all raving that everything is accounted for and there is no cash in hand.
No cash in hand my arse. I expect they pay the entry fee at the Boilerhouse in cash.

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Brendan Kilcoyne wanted to be a Jesuit and they turned him down. He never got over that rejection. He felt he had a Jesuit’s intellect 😀

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1.19 Archbishop Denis Hart had the same experience of the Jesuits, not uncommon. Bet you are in Donegal ! Heard it years ago from you. A touch of one of the seven deadly sins in your comment! A Jesuit has no money of his own but he can spend as much of everybody else’s as he wants!!!!! Wouldn’t like to blog the man from whom I heard that !!!!!!

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A Jesuit friend of mine always had a well stacked bank account along with a debit and credit cards.

I hardly think that Brian D’Arcy goes to his burser everything he needs something

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1.19 It is my understanding that you have stated the reason you have not been appointed a bishop is that you are overqualified.😂😂 You might have had more success as an S.J. yourself.

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Are we talking about Father Eamon Conway here?
I’m told he is very anxious to stress that God is calling him to the Fullness of the Priesthood?
We’re Brendan and he not best mates?

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1.30 Jesus loved the poor but he simply adored the rich… he must have been one of dem class of Jesuit Pat ?

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My Jesuit friend loved rich old ladies around Kilkenny and Wexford and all the money they forced into his hands.

He also comfort slept with lonely widows. No sex involved at all.🙂

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1:39pm Clergy have always amassed personal wealth from bequests made to them by wealthy pensioners. That’s a whole other subject and can of worms 🪱

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1.49 Eamonn Conway was probably one of the first priests to have an email address. It is quite the claim: his email address. I won’t put on the Blog what Hugh Connolly quipped when he heard what it was!! 😂😂😂 That class had a lot of academic largesse… and I am not referring to Eamonn Martin.

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1.49 You should consecrate him Bishop Buckley. Very ambitious ( backed the wrong horse.. things went backwards not forwards) but a decent fellow in my view.

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Kilclown is an actor. He has his life highly compartmentalised. He will not be enjoy his outing on Bishop Buckley’s widely read blog.

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2.29: What an amount of people!! Where are they? They don’t comnent in the blog. Could it be the vast, vast of viewers are not haters??? That Pat hasn’t poisoned their minds?

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The vast amount of readers don’t comment on any blog. They are readers just.

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2.13. People say sometimes that Beauty is only superficial. That may be so. But at least it is not so superficial as Thought. To me, Beauty is the wonder of wonders. It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. From The Picture Of Dorian Gray. Isn’t that what we are all scouting around anyway! Bill Mulvihill

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If Eamonn Conway, Paddy Connolly, Eugene Sweeney, Niall Coll and Hugh Connolly were bishops, some of the drastic mess could have been prevented. I am quite sure Sean Brady blocked each one of them!!!!

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We were never friends, never could have been; very different people but Hugh Connolly is a decent man. Tis my view. I know who assassinated his person. A good man is he.

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2.33 I would hope that Hugh is now sufficiently “ burned” to realise he no longer wants to be a part of “ the filthiness.”

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Pat your are completely right about bold Hughie Connolly enjoying himself in Paris. As Hughie once said ‘let natural justice take its course ‘.

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Oh yes… and Dan ( or Daniel) O’ Connell ( ex priest) should be appointed to a Vatican Department if not given a red hat . Seldom has such an honourable and authentic human being been ordained ( Vincentian) . Connell gave him a hard time over his incredible empathy for a Traveller situation. Now married … a very great person. Eamonn Conway is a man of prudence and wise judgement.

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2.40 As Tomas O Fiaich said to me; “ Liam, there is no Europe, Paris is Europe.” I hope Hugh is enjoying the greatest city in the world ( Amsterdam has been open minded for longer… so it’s a toss up).

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3.18 None of your damn business! Zelensky gave the Irish quite the serve… he’s as cunning as that Race!

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The next King of England on Irish soil talking of “ brutal aggression “ !! And I am a monarchist!! You couldn’t make it up. So affectionate we’re RTE towards him… he was simply “ Charles” yesterday. Oh the fickleness of we humans!!!!

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2.53 There is nothing natural about justice. It’s a human construct. It usually pertains to the most powerful.

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4.50 Unfortunately, you are conflating past, present and future. Their time has passed. You’re not in that loop!

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I no longer rate the editorial style of this Blog. Robert Nugent had a large influence. If one has a wife and children, one gets an editorial force field from ridiculous comment.

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Bill, you need to think about your own style. You did not treat us in Monasterboice very kindly during your time with us. In fact you were a verbally aggressive bully.

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Bullied for five years by Hickey, you and your ilk… after ye bullied Steven Duffy !! You “ anonymous “ person are a coward. Most bullies are cowards .

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6.04 Put your name to your comment and state who “ us” are ? Not a chance in hell your sort would do that…

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He cares for his priests, he cares for the people and he’s not too full of himself. I don’t recognise the claims that he’s a bully made on this blog.

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6.22: William, you’re still behaving like the crazy bully you were while in the presbyterate. Since you left, you’ve morphed into a more miserably unhappy person. What’s wrong? Missing Ozzzz..and all that down under adventure?

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7.55 You are just silly, very silly. You could stop using that word….you are the only one who does here.

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William just continue being you, fork all the rest of them. In me, you will always have a fan and eager reader.

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6.27 Dan, thank you… but it was the baying anonymous mob who constantly live a Good Friday. Their prey is always for a crucifixion. Dan, sentiment comes through in word use ( however bizarre!!!!… as they like to class me) and kindness is always an element of your sentence structure. Thank you… it’s never easy to stomach lies. Thanks for the balance to the Troglodyte and their comment from Monasterboice ( though they could be anyone from anywhere!!)

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As much as I may not always understand your correspondence with the cowards, you are right. They are cowards that would not last a minute face to face. I have no doubt you would tear them to shreds with words alone.

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Brendan had been warned to maintain a dignified silence or his secrets will be released. Brendan you are playing a very dangerous game.

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6.40 Humanity is blessed to have you . Your nobility is the highest honour of our race . You probably were involved with the invocation of the goddess Diana today. You probably fast and pray every day. I know the kind !

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He did leave Maynooth for several years and taught at a protestant school in Dublin then went back to Maynooth. Something “happened” then. Not sure if it was Kings Hospital but something makes me think it was. He makes reference to it in his videos. I doubt he has major skeletons in the closet but I do think he’s becoming unhinged with age rather than growing in wisdom.

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What an insufferable windbag is Kilcoyne! Combine this with his blokish, mendicant presentation and you have three reasons for my never again wanting to turn to a Catholic priest for wisdom on God.

Anyone daft enough to listen more than five minutes to this ‘beggorrah!’ clown, and foolish enough to donate to his Immaculata crew, deserves any amount of ridicule.

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At 6.55

It’s a golden irony when priests, the very people who have wrecked the Church and depleted its congregations, think they are the ones to ressurrect it.

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Don Kirby was able to parley his once famous blog into a personal monastic cult. One can think of any number of very public, media-savvy conservative priests (Corapi, Euteneuer, Pavone, Rutler) who have now been exposed for as abusers and hypocrites. I don’t know Fr Brendan but based on his YouTube rhetoric and demeanor, I would not be surprised in the least if he goes down in a spectacular way.

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Pat, have watched few of Fr. Kilcoyne’s videos on all kinds of issies and R. Nugent comments on the site, usually in support of Brendan’s perspectives. Interesting.

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RN is in knock every week. I’m sure you can ambush him there. The guy thinks he is gods gift to knock

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If you have sincere questions why don’t you contact him? I mean phone him, drop by. Your house is ‘open’ so is his. Rather than tear down Pat why don’t you do more building up?

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Read all about it! The Big Guns have been rolled out.
The Dope of Rome consecrates Ukraine and Russia to Jesus’ mummy.
Putin is reported to be quaking in his shoes.
The Church of effing Rome never ceases to make the rest of us laugh. 😅

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9.02: You’re the dope of the day, you gombeen piece of caca. In our church this evening, over 300 turned up to pray for the Ukranians and be in solidarity with Pope Francis. Certainly very moving time of prayer. Old evil pieces of cynics like you have nothing worthwhile to offer or to say. God bless Pope Francis. God bless all Ukranians.

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9.45
So I’m’caca’? How RC of you! Not sure its christian, though.😕
So 300 sheep turned up to pray for Ukraine? You must have missed something: you were meant to be praying for Russia, too. That’s what the Dope of Rome’s consecration was all about, wasn’t it.😅

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Just watched the crowds in Glasgow George Square pray the Rosary
for Ukraine. Very moving. Not sure why Bishop Keenan led it when it isn’t his Diocese? Anyway, just thought I’d ask.

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9.57: Mr. Silly Cynic: Your cynicism is laughable…At 3.00pm our Divine Mercy Prayer Group attracted over 100 for the Consecration Prayer. Later in the evening 300 or so gathered for a prayer service specifically for Ukraine..At both prayer times prayers were offered for Ukraine and Russia. May I respectfully suggest you read the beautiful prayer which Pope Francis prayed today. Use it for your own personal “metanoia” moment. (renewal..) You just might become a better human being!!! You fools hate to see CHRISTIANS together in our churches. God is good..

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