Dear Mother Immaculata,
You may not be aware but a number of serious allegations of sexual misconduct and financial mismanagement have been made against the former Prior of Silverstream Priory, Fr Mark Kirby. These allegations were sufficiently serious to warrant an investigation by the Irish police force (An Garda Síochána) that lasted over a year. The police were satisfied to refer the allegations to the state prosecuting authorities so the allegations were not without substance.
It is my understanding that you are very “devoted” to Fr Kirby, and that is to your considerable misfortune. However, this devotion may have clouded your judgement and objectivity about Fr Kirby.
It has been alleged that Fr Kirby who mysteriously vanished from Silverstream Priory in the Republic of Ireland with two novices may have visited and spend time at the convent in Tegelen — is this true?
In fact, he may still be resident at the convent in Teleglen – is this true?
If so, did you, Mother Immaculata invite Fr Kirby to come and reside at the convent?
If you did so, did you seek the permission of the community by vote?
If Fr Kirby did visit the convent, did Fr Kirby have the written permission of the Bishop of Meath, Thomas Deenihan to visit and reside in the convent?
If Fr Kirby did visit the convent in Tegelen, did he celebrate the sacraments?
If so, was Fr Kirby in possession of a letter of good standing and a celebret from the Ordinary of the Diocese of Meath, Bishop Thomas Deenihan?
If Fr Kirby is not resident at the convent, at the time of this writing, do you know the precise location of Fr Mark Kirby?
Are you in contact with Fr Kirby?
Are the two novices previously resident at Silverstream Priory still with Fr. Kirby?
If Fr Kirby was/is staying at the convent in Tegelen given the controversy was his presence made known to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Roermond, Bishop Smeets?
Mother Immaculata, because I believe transparency is good for the Church, I will be placing a copy of this e-mail on my blog, which attracts a very wide readership across the world.
Also, I am copying this e-mail to the Ordinary of your Diocese, Bishop Smeets and to Bishop Thomas Deenihan, Ordinary of the Diocese of Meath, because, as a matter of civil and canon law Fr Kirby is a priest of the Diocese of Meath.
With prayerful best wishes,
+ Pat Buckley
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