LETTER TO FINTAN MONAHAN
As Laurel and Hardy would say: “another fine mess”.
And this mess, this increasing mess, Fintan, falls fairly and squarely at your feet!
Any by allowing the Ger phenomenon to continue, you are leaving yourself and the diocese wide open to litigation for grave negligence.
Apparently, Ger has referred to me as “evil”?
I do not believe that Ger is “evil”.
But, Ger is clearly dysfunctional, dangerously immature, and relates to women, especially vulnerable women, in seriously worrying fashion.
He represents a danger to women in any appointment you would give him. And knowing that, you giving him an appointment is you being an accessory to abuse.
Ger, sensing the irreconcilable, has started taking his HGV training to be licensed to be a bus driver.
I’m not at all convinced that bus companies would want a driver who poses a threat to vulnerable women, and there are very few bus companies, I imagine, even in Clare, that have all male buses.
THE CHURCH OF IRELAND OPTION
Apparently, Ger has had one meeting with the Church of Ireland Dean of Limerick to explore a switch to the Church of Ireland.
This will not resolve Ger’s primary issues.
Ger needs to engage in intensive psychotherapy where he can discuss all his issues, including his interaction with women.
I do not see him having a future in priesthood or ministry in any church.
After therapy, he is young enough to embark on another fulfilling career and, if fortunate, discover love, marriage, and parenting.
Fintan, Ger may not want to accept reality and move on. As his bishop, it is your solemn duty to give Ger guidance and indeed care for his growing number of victims.
If you do not do this, your failure can only be the result of a Freudian conundrum.
Keep going the way you are, and excuse the pun; both Ger and you yourself will end up under a great big bus.
Your brother bishop,
+ Pat Buckley
PHOTOS AND DETAILS FROM “CAROLE”
Very unethical to tell one lady friend you are sick on the day you are meeting her and you are not sick and meeting another woman.
FROM THE ALBUM
These pictures clearly show a couple relaxing together – by the sea and touring on days out.