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DID DIARMUID MARTIN REPORT A SENIOR GARDA WHO SEXUALLY ABUSED HIS SISTER?

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Archbishop helped jail senior garda officer by reporting him for incestuous abuse of sister

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/archbishop-helped-jail-senior-garda-officer-by-reporting-him-for-incestuous-abuse-of-sister-41699310.html

Victim kept her brother’s sex attacks secret for more than 30 years as she feared she would not be believed.

An archbishop alerted Garda headquarters in 2012 about the alleged sexual abuse perpetrated by a senior garda against his sister, sparking a major internal investigation and the detective’s forced retirement.

Last week, the former detective was jailed for four years for multiple sex attacks including unlawful carnal knowledge of his younger sister in the 1970s when the victim was just 15.

It is also understood the retired garda was the lead investigator into a major sexual abuse case in the capital at the height of his career, as well as involvement in numerous other rape and sexual assault investigations.

Informed sources confirmed to the Sunday Independent that an archbishop, who is now retired, became aware of the alleged sexual abuse of the victim in the case and felt “compelled” to contact high ranking members of An Garda Síochána.

PAT SAYS

Diarmuid Martin had many failings – chief among them being his very bad relationship with Dublin priests.

We will more later on this blog of the awful state of the fiman es Dermo left behind him.

Farrell has been sent into Dublin to sort out the financial mess.

Farrell has not been sent into Dublin to lead people to Jesus – but to lead the diocese to financial betterment.

BUT

One thing Diarmuid made a GREAT BIG SUCCESS OF was the handling of sexual abuse within Dublin

He gave the Garda and the Courts the documents and files auld Des O’Connell was hiding from them.

He also dealt with all the ages brought before him and was very good with victims and survivors.

Farrell believes the TREASURES of the church are its buildings, monies and investments.

Diarmuid treated the victims of abuse as TREASURES.

A Pastors primary role is not finance.

It is the care of souls.

Diarmuid was a better pastor than Farrell is.

Farrell is a better accountant than Diarmuid was.

You do not need to be in Holy Orders to be an accountant.

The following quote applies rather well to Farrell:

He went out to do good AND he did well!!

157 replies on “DID DIARMUID MARTIN REPORT A SENIOR GARDA WHO SEXUALLY ABUSED HIS SISTER?”

I agree with you Pat in your assesdment of Diarmuid Martin. He was superb at dealing with sexual abuse victims/survivors. I always apauded him for this. He responded responsibly and transparently. It was sad that he had to devote so much time to this awful experience but he was pro active at all times. I wish him well in retirement. Diarmuid did not create positive, supportive or caring frameworks for his priests. Our new Archbishop does not deserve the sinister assessment you give. It is a hatchet job you’re presenting. Pat, as you know inly too well, money is essential if we are to engage in greater pastoral initiatives, reorganizing of the Diocese and a greater role for the laity, all of which requires finances. Our finances took a battering during the pandemic and we are recovering slowly. I think you should do more research before you make definitive judgments. Archbishoo Farrell is combining his skills as a pastoral leader, lecturer, manager of “a company” (in need of great renewal).. His vision and commitment to the pastoral challenges are thus far very commendable, though very challenging. Archbishop Farrell inherited s very disheartened community of priests, a bureaucratic nightmare and a financial deficit. He is so far, a very astute pastor who responds quickly to issues and is both amenable and approachable. I think it’s grossly unfair to pigeon hole him unto one category, that of finances. His vision can only be fulfilled if we have financial resources. The AB has greater integrity than you give him. Don’t depend on the very small number of guys who have been shaken out of their slumber and hiding by Archbishop Farrell, to which the majority of us say, “well done, AB….it’s about time..”. God bless your ministry.

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That could have been written by DLF himself. Father DLF will lead you up the hill and abandon you there.

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7.17: You’re very wrong. I am merely a humble servant in the Diocese. A time comes when we must decide decisively. The AB is attempting to urge all of us to think beyond the normal framework of thinking and pastoral management. I’m not delighted that I have to re-think, re-evaluate and begin anew at 68 years of age but I accept the crisis challenge put before us. I remain optimistic and hope-filled. There are too many who just puck at the efforts and dismiss them all too unkundly and unfairly.ers pray for the AB and for one another. Ossory PP….try a little harder!!

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Two valuable lessons in church speak in one day. What a wonderful opportunity!
‘I am merely a humble servant in the Diocese.’
Translation into English:
I am not here to fucking serve anyone except my own ambitions and while I suck up to the bishop it is purely performative and self-serving.

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4.09: Yes, Mr. Ignoramus Anonymous: I am merely a humble servant in the Diocese. TRUTH. But – my efforts have always been focused on carrying out my pastoral ministry for the good and betterment of those in all parishes I have worked. Thankfully, by the grace of God, I don’t have any difficulties endeavouring to stay true to the commitments I’ve made. Challenges and struggles, yes, but I never give up trying. Nor do I require my AB to advise or remonstrate with me. Ever. Tough shit if you’re stuck in hatred and cynicism. They will harm you, ultimately. Your ilk are an embarrassment to humanity.

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8:45 : Are you not treading on thin ice as a professional catholic Christian using terms such as ilk embarrassment humanity as well as use of vulgarity considering the track record of crime attributed to professional catholic Christians?

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7.00: I’m afraid Pat, your attempt yet again to down Archbishop Farrell is disgusting. Your informant is lying and dies not represent truth or proven facts. It’s dangerous to depend on hearsay or to vindictive narratives. Please ensure your facts are 100% correct. Your assessment of the AB is way off mark and grossly irresponsible. I call it gutter journalism. Pat, play fair and honestly – only then can TRUTH be established.

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Dermot Farrell has his communications team working on this blog. Rather than commending Archbishop Martin for his noble work they immediately jump to defend Farrell? Disgusting.

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What happened to the Archdioceses financial resources? So this vision will include greater pastoral initiatives with fewer Priests, reorganization of the Diocese,i.e. downsizing, plus involving the laity. Small wonder the laity views the Church as obsessed with money.
How much does it cost to run the communications team? Maybe it needs downsizing.

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7.47
Fair comment, Pat. You deserve to be applauded for providing a forum (most of the time) to those who disagree with you. That’s what brings people back to this blog again and again.

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Your daily church speak lesson:
The phrase ‘100% correct’ translates as ‘with an imprimatur’ and doesn’t actually have any reference to objectivity as understood by anyone else.

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Pat, once again in your rush to sensationalise you repeat a nonsense story. This silly journalist should have done his homework. Diarmuid-the-dreadful has no sisters.
Sorry to rain on your parade.

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Pat, has Fr Daniel Baragry, CSsR replied to your questions about his confrere rip?

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6:42am Earth calling Boiler House Refugee Priest still high as a kite at 6:42am on a Monday morning!!

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The senior Garda abused his sister. +Diarmuid Martin made a report based on his knowledge. It was not his own sister, but that was surely very clear from the text +Pat posted.

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Pat did your Informant in Dublin send you a copy of the Priest Appointments yet so you can share with us on the blog?

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9.16
The Church is not in the business of laicising anyone it is in the aim of saving the lost and bringing them back to the fathers house there are 1.4 Billion and growing.
So from yesterdays 2nd reading from the book of Apocalypse 22: 12- 14, 16-17 and 20 Come Come Come
7th Sunday of Easter for those in the RCC.

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9:16 we don’t care, we all in it together, we know they have no replacements, it’ll take months to ship in from foreign climes & missions

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Fr Baragry is busy closing Esker. He closed the Reds Rathgar HQ a few years ago, and appears to have placed an embargo on vocations and recruitment. The Reds apostolic and pastoral contribution is no longer required on this island. They are now actively involved with the gay community.

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DM was the heart and soul of kindness to kindred Gay spirits in trouble in various ways.
He had an eye for twink type priests and flirted with them in private.
Not a nice man by any standards. Good riddance.
I understand that the whip-around among clergy on his retirement brought in a paltry sum – reflecting the ‘esteem’ in which he was held.

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The article is badly written. I interpreted this sentence as referring to Dermo’s sister:

“An archbishop alerted Garda headquarters in 2012 about the alleged sexual abuse perpetrated by a senior garda against his sister.”

It should have said “by a senior garda against the officer’s sister”.

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Dairmuid Martin has a heart. In private he was very kind to clergy who found themselves in a spot of trouble.
Dermot Farrell does not have a heart. In private he is not kind to clergy what find themselves in spot of trouble.
Martin cared about people, Farrell only cares about money. To the Dermot Farrell supporter, give it time and you will see the truth and the truth will be revolting.

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Pat, did you have a liason dangereuse with this wretched man? Your affection for him is strange. You must have a strong stomach if you did…Yuk…..

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I have never met DM in person.

What in the name of God did he do to you?

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The comment aboult the paltry whip-around for DM seems accurate. Although never disclosedc credible leaks suggest an embarrasing sum that was augmented by a member of the innder cirle from private funds in order to save face.
Says a lot about the man.

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Pat, I suspect that the attitude of 7:11 typifies the position of Dublin’s clergy toward Coddle Martin. They should have left him in Rome where he really wanted to be and spared Dublin the years of his disastrous episcopate. The jury is out on Dermot Farrell but indications are good. He’s trying to mop up the mess left by Coddle.

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All priests are loaded, no rent, no electric or gas bills. Come on I am not listening to the poverty wails

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Was it necessary for the Diocese to revisit cases of CSA which had been considered resolved following the publication of The Murphy Report ? If so, was there resultant serious financial implications for the Diocese?

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I really don’t know how to break this to you but why would an Irish Cardinal be appointed? The only people flatly refusing to see that the Irish church is finished are the Irish so this isn’t about personalities.
The entitlement is of course partly what has got the Irish church where it is.

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https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/pope-francis-theodore-mccarrick-marcial-maciel/

Pope Francis, McCarrick, Maciel
Ron Dreher May 29,2022.
‘Pope Francis this morning announced the creation of 21 new cardinals, most of whom will be eligible to vote in the next papal conclave.One of them is Robert McElroy, the ultra-progressive bishop of San Diego. For Catholics who actually believe what the Catholic Church teaches, this is terrible news’.’The fix is in.These are enemies of Christ and his Church.And I despair, save for radical divine intervention or near-total institutional collapse.’

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10.56
The Irish church has Christ’s promise to be with us until the end of time. Did your ancestors abandon hope during the penal 16th, 17th and 18th centuries?

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2:42 I know your comment isn’t serious but I really wish it was because it would be music to my ears.

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9:53am Even Fraudulent Frankie won’t gloss over the reality of the dire state of the Irish Roman Catholic Church now.

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A Pastors primary role used to be care of the soul.
Nowadays the ecclesiastical establishment appears preoccupied with protecting ecclesiastical power, protecting financial resources, protecting deviancy for fear of financial repercussions, protecting reputations, protecting clerical careerists, protecting clerical closets, protecting historic cover ups including abuse, protecting ecclesiastical political positions, protecting the Latin Mass, protecting the Novus Ordo, protecting Council of Trent, protecting Vatican I, protecting Vatican II, protecting clericalism, protecting attitudes of entitlement, protecting hypocritical clergy, etc. Pastors are far too busy for care of the soul.

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100%. It is an enormous protection racket. And like most rackets, it shakes down ordinary people i.e. parishoners who go to mass and make contributions.
Really at this stage it should be criminal organization.

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11.55
Highly unlikely anything comes out of your pocket. Doesn’t stop you from pontificating, ironically, on whether or how others spend theirs. Laughable.

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12:40 Much better to hide it in a Swiss bank like the Vatican does its billions, along with the other Nazi loot.

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12:40 How is Greedy Gru keeping these days? Has he invested any of the €17,000 yet?

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9.12
No. Obviously not. But the litmus test for authenticity is a correlation between one’s actions and words.

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4:55pm MYOB on Ger Fitzgerald or any priests for that matter & Disappear for yourself. Nothing at all to do with you.

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@Bryano where’s the 17k? Has Carole been fully paid back? And her and Yvonne apologised to?

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12:17 Todd, can a leopard change his spots? There’s your answer.
2:51 “Bryano” STFU OMADHAUN or I will send an article to the Limerick Leader about the Castleconnell degenerate.

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10.43
No he is appointed to the Congregation for Devine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments for Five years with the new way of working in the Curia and it can be extended only for another five years.
Hopefully a New Archbishop of Westminster will be appointed this year.

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I would draw up a code of behaviour, distribute it among the priests and expect acceptance and practice of the code.

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But how could you enforce it? They are all having sex with each other – behind doors, having parties every few months masqueraded as an after party for a holy event. It is widely known that D&C is the place to be for a homosexual priest.

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11.46
That’s rather an authoritarian process. It would be preferable to organise it from bottom up.

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11.46: Give us your list of directives, Pat. What is the comprehensive code of behaviour you insist on your priests signing up to. That should not be a difficulty.!! Interesting to know your disciplinary programme. Only then can we make a judgment 8r make a comparison. We already have a book of CODE OF CONDUCT……If only living it was as easy as it is to write it…

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‘living it’
Pro tip: if you can’t make yourself adhere to a code of behaviour and just keep going off on one on impulse you’re a danger to society and should be locked up. Absit that happy day, lucky you all wear funny clothes so we can see you coming and steer clear.

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Every job that deals with vulnerable people needs a proper code of conduct.

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1.55: All parishes and church institutions are obliged by law to have a code of conduct which MUST be made known publicly as part of safeguarding practises and procedures. Do you, Pat, have such a public code of conduct available?

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https://www.agassizharrisonobserver.com/news/3rd-former-seminary-student-alleges-sexual-abuse-at-mission-priest-school-in-1970s/
‘3rd former seminary student alleges sexual abuse at Mission priest school in 1970s
Andrew Ehman claims senior monk ‘discreetly’ observed abuse occur in boys’ shower, did not intervene’.
Patrick Penner
May 29, 2022.
[WARNING: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault, and could negatively affect someone who has experienced similar trauma.]

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I see the infamous ‘Mr Swirl Face’ abuser went to that seminary – I hadn’t previously spotted that he was a priest. No surprise, obviously.

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Tell a lie, he wasn’t ordained because he wasn’t ‘qualified’ – in evading capture, presumably.
The monk the linked articles is about was tried and acquitted in the nineties for abuse at the minor seminary – incredibly although he admitted consensual sex with a student aged 18 he continued teaching at the seminary.

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Never met Diarmuid Martin bu saw him by a distance. I have nothing but praises for him. Re his work with victims especially in deaf community in the past. He was quite decent and fair. My friend met him in lourdes as he says DM has a compassionate heart towards the victim.
If I were in the shoes of frankie gaslighter, I would give him the red hat for his great work. I was quite surprised when his representative acknowledged the impact on myself re abuses.

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My sister was sexually abused by a priest and she ended up committing suicide at 19, she could not cope with the trauma. I pray for all the victims of CSA

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Sean at 1.40pm
You have my very deepest sympathies re your sister. 4 ex school mates of mine, committed suicide/s plus ex bed mate next to my bed, who ended up in nursing home. That shocked me to the core when I visited him in South East Ireland.
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Sexual trauma is v v difficult to deal as it does affect the mind, its quite bloody very dangerous at times what ptsd does to us especially the minds, without understanding why.
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The more I understand of how ptsd affect me, the better. Sometimes psych are useless at times cos they can diagnose it with precision but they don’t know how to treat it cos they were never or havent been in the same boat as victims nor did they experience the trauma, the pstd.

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May I ask for advice? If one was sexually more needing than the other, what or how would you compromise? It’s a predicament I find myself in. Thank you

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I think the couple need to discuss that openly with each other and maybe with a counsellor.

Maybe one could NEED a little less and the other could OFFER a little more?

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Good morning Pat. Them cocktails were so nice, but not on my head this morning. Hope you are having a better Monday than me. Have a good one and I will check in later x

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There is a view on the clerical grapevine which is commonly asserted that a bishop is a Good Administrator – this view scorns a bishop being prayerful, pastoral or someone who love Jesus – indeed increasingly, if not always, such qualities are taken the piss out of and ridiculed by clergy.
Why? Well they do religion anymore: they do management speak, year end accounts and the Big Boy Stuff!!
Hilarious bullshit banded about privately in clerical circles.
Stock of Leeds (classic Administrator)
Smith (Meath)
Farrell (Dublin)
Company men, there to do a job, ah sure they know the lingo but a minute in their company and you feel the cold chill of expediency and corporate efficiency.

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8.43: The nastiness of a bitch who fell out of favour with DM and is persona non grata with DF…All your own fault, Smith…we recognise your speak!!

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We are not a proselytising community. We respond to needs. Always open to new people and new clergy that God sends.

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Any update on the Submissions lodged on foot of published Reports into Mother and Baby Homes etc. KRW Law lodged the Submissions on what they described as these “crimes against humanity.

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3.50
Archbishop Nolan recently made the following appointments and is grateful to those involved for their readiness to accept a new office.

• Father Len Purcell steps down as parish priest of Saint Flannan’s, Kirkintilloch and Saint John of the Cross, Twechar, to take up a ministry in hospital chaplaincy.

• Father Stephen Hannah, currently parish priest of Holy Family and Saint Ninian’s, Kirkintilloch becomes parish priest of Saint Joseph’s Tollcross and Saint Joachim’s, Carmyle.

• Canon Gerard Tartaglia, currently parish priest of Saint Margaret’s and Our Holy Redeemer parishes in Clydebank becomes parish priest of the parishes of Holy Family and Saint Ninian and Saint Flannan’s, Kirkintilloch, and Saint John of the Cross, Twechar. In due course an assistant priest will also be appointed to these parishes.

• Canon Andrew McKenzie, currently parish priest of Saint Joseph’s, Tollcross and Saint Joachim’s, Carmyle, becomes Administrator of Saint Andrew’s Metropolitan Cathedral.

• Canon Gerald Sharkey, currently Administrator of the Cathedral, becomes parish priest of Saint Margaret’s and Our Holy Redeemer’s, Clydebank.

These appointments are all effective from 2nd September 2022.

• Father Chiedozie (Chido) Ezeribe (Diocese of Minna, Nigeria) has been appointed to Saint Andrew’s Cathedral.

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How can a priest leave office as PP
And then move to hospital
Chaplaincy with no parish

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6.06
It is being all hushed up no one knows where this hospital chaplaincy is as the RCC does not have full time chaplaincy positions in Scotland.
So is he leaving the Priesthood ?
Given the vast shortage of clergy and the age of the clergy and Len Purcell is only late 50’s.
It was all very sudden as only in February + Nolan said it will be a year before any changes once he gets to know the dioceses and hey presto this arrived on Friday.
Canon Sharkey is only 5 years in the Cathedral other clergy have been 20 plus years in parishes.

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6.06
Lenny is from the military and only five years in a parish.
Ordained in “85” for the Archdioceses of Glasgow.
His hospital chaplaincy could be anywhere for a salary to go along with his military pension.

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On this penultimate day of May, if people will pray a decade of the Rosary, it will be Joyful! 🙏
MEMORARE
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help, or sought your intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy, hear and answer me.
Amen.

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