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FARRELL – HIS COUSIN LEDWITH – MAYNOOTH.

THE BACKGROUND

The Catholic Church has admitted that the former President of St Patrick’s College Maynooth, Monsignor Micheál Ledwith, made a private settlement with a minor who claimed he had sexually abused him.

Ledwith

Dr Ledwith subsequently resigned with a substantial top-up to his pension and is now teaching in California. He has consistently denied the allegation and a subsequent one by a former student at the college.

The retirement of Dr Ledwith from the Presidency of Maynooth in June 1994 was a surprise. He had served for nine years, had written the history of the College, and was about to lead its bicentennial celebrations.

Within months, RTÉ News told a college spokesman we had been informed an allegation of abuse had been made against the former President, but this was flatly dismissed as a reason for his departure.

But now the current President of the College, Monsignor Dermot Farrell, and the Bishops who act as trustees, have issued a statement which tells a fuller story.

The statement says that prior to his retirement, an allegation pertaining to sexual abuse of a minor was made against Monsignor Ledwith. He was informed of the allegation and denied it strenuously.

His Bishop – Brendan Comiskey – told both the Gardaí and relevant Health Board.

Comiskey

The college trustees began a process of investigation but about a year later their former President made a private legal settlement with the claimant without admitting any liability. This settlement included a confidentiality clause.

The college says that neither it nor the Church were involved in any way and had nothing whatsoever to do with this agreement, but that the confidentiality clause impeded its investigations because the vital evidence of the complainant would not be available.

Nevertheless, the trustees continued to pursue the investigation process.

And ultimately in 1996 Monsignor Ledwith resigned from the personal professorship on the basis that he receive an appropriate pension.He got a pension top-up of about £100,000.

Later, the trustees were informed of another allegation of abuse by solicitors on behalf of a former student of the college between 1992 and 1994. Monsignor Ledwith vehemently denied it saying he was not even in the country at the time of the alleged abuse.

Since his retirement, Monsignor Ledwith has lived mostly in the USA where he now teaches in California’s Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment.

90 MINUTE TALK BY LEDWITH ON HIS NEW INSIGHTS INTO JESUS

Here Ledwith talks about the time Jesus spent in India and Egypt?

PAT SAYS

I believe that the bishops and Farrell knew a lot more about the Ledwith affair than they have ever admitted.

And Ledwith was Farrell’s cousin!

It was also contended that the bishops gave Ledwith 300,000 not 100,000.

EAMON CASEY was involved – on Ledwith’s side.

The Maynooth Dean at the time – Fr   Gerard Mc Ginnity was very badly treated by Casey and by O’Fiaich because he was the whistle blower and Ledwith was in line for a mitre.

Fatrell’s Ossory mitre was a reward for handling the Ledwith cock up.

Dublin was a further reward.

169 replies on “FARRELL – HIS COUSIN LEDWITH – MAYNOOTH.”

‘The college says that neither it nor the Church were involved in any way and had nothing whatsoever to do with this agreement, but that the confidentiality clause impeded its investigations because the vital evidence of the complainant would not be available.’

You mean the church don’t like other people beating them to their own favorite trick?

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Absolutely, guilt by association with your cousin is wrong. On the other hand if they both happened to be clerics that would really suggest guilt!

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12:21 bottom line, using ones position to avenge reportage or engaging in any act that constitutes witness harassment/intimidation of any kind – aka perverting the course of Justice. The objective of all coverups ultimately constitutes “perversion of the course of Justice” so in short, you all compliant & proactive perverts whether by action or intent.

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DLF was more than Ledwith’s cousin. He was appointed to the makey-up position of Executive Assistant to the President, a new post created just for him. He must have known all about the shrewd deals and settlement negotiations.

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12:21 some impotent lay moral busybodies believe their relatives & associates are above all laws & reinforce their close relationships with complicit RCC Mafia clericals for maximum leverage on their behalf.

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Very interesting Pat. Do you think RCC leadership in Northern Ireland has any skeletons of late? We have heard Dromore. Why don’t the records be opened for all -Armagh, D&C and them all?

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Cedric I’m sorry to break it to you but every diocese and religious order internationally has so many bones rattling it’s like a mortician’s wet dream. You are of course absolutely on the money that opening the records would be an interesting exercise but legally of course they can’t and also the hierarchy would be embarrassed because of the amount of records that have been shredded.

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All of them. I expect somebody has kept a record of them somewhere. Or has even that been shredded?

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12.27
How does the retired Dromore bishop spend his days? Has he taken on a parish as a retired ordinary in a religious order would do?

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8:11am plenty wallpapering to attend to. Need to know basis & you don’t need to know, sheepy 🐑 🐑 🐑

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Every diocese on the Island of Ireland needs to be independently investigated.
Safeguarding MUST be completely independent of the RCC.

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How did Ledwith circumvent United States immigration & Californian State law to end up teaching in USA?? Aided & abetted by the Irish clerical Mafia & their professional cover up Bastards no doubt. That school he working in isn’t living up to its name of Enlightenment. That needs to change in best interests of students.

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Patrick, even for someone like you this is pathetic. Undoubtedly Ledwith was a villain who hid in plain sight and abused his position for nefarious purposes, sadly this only emerged late in the day. To attempt to embroil Dermot Farrell in the affair by some guilt by association theory is to say the least disingenuous on your part. Farnell himself has a personal history without blemish, and I challenge anybody to prove otherwise. His familial relationship with Ledwith is accidental and has no bearing on the facts. It is a pathetic effort on your part to smear the man, and it stinks. The poor man you mention who was Dean at that time is now “spiritual advisor” to the charlatan Christine Gallagher, the seer ( and millionaire) of Achill’s House of prayer. He hasn’t been well for years.
Despite Ledwit’h’s deception he did not succeed in being promoted to bishop and is ending his days in the theological wasteland. Seems the Holy Spirit had some part to play in that.
DF on the other hand is leading Dublin with courage and determination worthy of all our support. So Patrick, stop the childish rants and leave a good man alone so that he may do the Lord’s work without your tiresome attempts to smear his good name.
Pax et bonus.

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And y’all complain when people think priests are paedophiles. Are you really so stupid to see that when people see an organization with multiple convictions and cover ups internationally, what they see is a paedophile ring, not a church?
Even the failure to face this has the hollow sound of prisoners going on that they didn’t do it.

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9:04am Well put, a coverup cult of frontmen in collars & skirts backed up by self interested fake so called volunteers on the make. Ain’t no such thing as a free lunch in the Roman Catholic Cult

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8:46 Actually I’m on record here that you assume who is making comments and get it wrong.

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Pat is making the point that Farrell was appointed to a new and only ever occupied once position of ‘executive assistant to the president’ which is nepotism. Farrell gained a benefit by being ledwiths cousin. Secondly given his position he, in all likelihood, knew of the going-ons but remained silent. Thirdly, Farrell assisted in keeping all records of ledwiths time in Maynooth under wraps while president himself.
None are definitive statements damning Farrell, but are rather collectively painting a possible picture of a man deeply involved in the ledwith scandal.

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Pat, I think it’s unfair to label somebody because of their family. Critique the man based on his individual merits. Goodness, if we were all judged based on what someone in our family did or didn’t do, we would never leave home. Your thinking is like the people I heard as a child in Ireland, ‘don’t have anything to do with him. His sister went off with a married man […] his uncle committed suicide, no wonder he’s cracked.’ So it went on, and lives were ruined.

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4.24 and 7.42: You both make intelligent, honest comments and observations re: Pat making a misguided judgment about Archbishop Farrell. It is regrettable that Pat cannot be respectful and mature to refer to him as Dermot Farrell not DLF…this approach is abusive and bullying. It is morally reprehensible that Pat is deliberately teasing, denigrating and mocking Archbishop Farrell on “guilt by asdociation”. Even more sinister is the pathetic attempts by Pat to suggest that DF is unsuitable to be AB. Pat, give more validatable evidence to strengthen your judgments, suspicions and premise of your contentions that “he’s up to his neck in it”…Proof, dear Pat, proof.

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Yes, Pat, and they’re determined not to see it. I’m still howling at the surprise Ireland didn’t get a cardinal, since they can’t even see the Irish church is deceased, nobody saw any abuse and frankly if you don’t want something noticed, a cathbot is your man.

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7:42am normal decent people never told their kids stuff like that, it was the priest arse licker families preparing their kids for the lifelong notion that they were better than everyone else – that explains why many of the obligatory cannon fodder these often inbred to hold wealth families donated to clerical life turned out to be the hedonistic abusive pervert priests & nuns that have ultimately nailed the coffin in the slow & painful demise of the RCC.

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Pat regarding your post yesterday, would it not be more likely that it was Dermot Clifford who reported the abuse seeing as news reports say that it took place in Munster.

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7.52
Highly unlikely. There are more than one retired archbishop in Munster. Clifford was universally loved by clergy and people with his “God save all here!” this bringing about salvation to allwho heard him.

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Pat, what do you reckon Eamon Martin is saying to comfort himself after Pope Francis announced the new cardinals? He’s the first Archbishop of Armagh who hasn’t been named Cardinal in 100 years….surely he must be embarrassed, or at least asking himself “what am I doing wrong?”

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I think it’s clear now that Pope Francis has broken the link between being appointed a cardinal and being head of a metropolitan see.

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Not to many readers of this blog, but then there’s a lot of things unclear to them…

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You need to be a bishop in a country with hardly any Catholics in it to be made a cardinal under enabler Francis. Surely, on that basis, Amy or DLF are in with a shout?

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Absolutely – and totally -rotten to the core. 300,000 euros bung just to high tale it to the States. As usual exporting the problem -where have we heard that before? A settlement without admitting liability? LOL we all know what that means.
Maynooth -what an Empire of Evil. No wonder Ger Fitz is still drawing the cash after he said that the rumours from Maynooth were all lies. Mind Maynooth and Maynooth will mind you.
A commenter here recently said that the clergy are an active danger to the public. He’s right. When are the State going to seriously clamp down on the terrorist organization that the RCC is?

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300,000 punts was a lot of money at the time and Ledwith will have had a big salary as president of Maynooth, especially in the days when the clerical president of Maynooth was head of the civil university as well as the seminary and pontifical university.

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They’re not. At this point it can go one of two ways.
The church will continue its current denial and evasion strategy which will be successful until the church folds if there are no HUGE scandals. Since the police started raiding chanceries in Belgium I doubt there are any surprises left in diocesan records.
On the other hand if any scandal of any sort explodes again it could turn very interesting. My bet would be on it being financial but there’s still possibly historical abuse to come out. Given that paedophiles like hiding in plain sight there is likely to be current clerical paedophilia going on as well.
I doubt any legislation changes would be aimed at the church of Rome specifically, unfortunately.

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9.34
Hiding in plain sight, like most of your comments isan oxymoron. You appear to have a vested interested in keeping the spotlight from extra ecclesial contexts. Precisely what that may be is anyone’s educated guess.

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Only because I know you’re desperate to deflect from ‘ecclesial’ (read Roman Catholic) contexts. I’m active in many other contexts and never mention them here because you’re all trying to deflect.
Are you really so stupid as to think people will let you forget?

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8:22am Ger Fitzgerald & Jerry Carey and others have served Maynooth & Killaloe very well, don’t forget it was members of the wider unindoctrinated public that exposed their non compliant conduct in RCC context of their vows & in wider legal context. It would all otherwise have been brushed under the carpet & injured parties would have continued to be “dealt with” by their unsavoury local mafioso. Those 2 will always be playing their banjos all the way to the bank & availing of Free hair cuts.

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9:40 Hear, hear 👏. I wonder if Greedy Gru’s bank in C———y is investigating his account for irregularities? I reckon that someone should do the right thing and notify the bank manager 😇.

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3:12. Don’t be necessarily expecting transparency from the bank manager!

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No mention from guru Mick in his promotional video for his departure from the dizzy theological heights of Maynooth.

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All it takes is one, just one man, to cause near total devastation in the Church in any given country. That happened in Ireland and Ireland is a model of what’s gone wrong in the United States and other countries.

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Rubbish.
It takes everyone else allowing one man to create the trail of havoc. For example Brendan Smythe could have had his career cut short.
Ireland is the CAUSE of some abuse elsewhere through exporting known abusers.
Not a very proud record of hand wringing and trying to get rid of your problems, but sure let’s rant at Pat Buckley 😂

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9:16am Pope Francis, by not making any Irish appointments last week, has demonstrated the factual reality of the vast and toxic culture of coverup via any available means including the international facilitation of clerical deviants by the Irish RCC. Papal Nuncio was also agitating to leave Ireland for some considerable time due to same reasons.

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That comment and article about Mount Melleray at the end of yesterday’s blog is very interesting . It seems that Richard Purcell is in Australia . And Dom Michael of Moone is in charge of Melleray. The author Peter Biddlecombe is a very interesting man . I’m sure he has stories to tell.

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Yes, especially the suggestion that Mount Melleray might close and the indications the monasteries are fighting each other. I mean, we knew it was screwed but seriously..

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8:55am Had Dick Purcell “nothing to declare” at Ozzie Immigration?? If they knew the “truth” about him, they might beg to differ. Frankies toxic cult is hopelessly addicted to transporting their deviants around the globe into unsuspecting communities. Eamon Casey to the Phillipines being one high profile example.

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Is Dick in Tarrawarra Abbey? Moving priests around the globe is going on for generations.

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Fool at 10:16. Dick is alleged to have done nothing which would prevent immigration, it isn’t illegal to be a promiscuous homosexual in Australia.
It is however against the teachings of the church and his profession and the fact you can’t see this isn’t looking good for you.

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10:16am Australia will no doubt become a very popular destination for Dicks inner circle now ⭕️ 😇 ⭕️

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@ 10:02am
Patsy you wouldn’t be modernist enough for the Reds nowadays. It’s yet another heartbreak when we think of what a great Order they were in the good oul days. St Aloysius Ligouri pray for us

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Firstly, Bishop Pat is not suggesting guilt by association because of the innocent fact that they are ‘cousins’. He is however suggesting guilt by way of his connections to Maynooth and the subsequent cover-up.
Nepotism: It is no secret that Michael Ledwith brought Dermot Farrell to Maynooth. He was his PERSONAL private secretary. The suggestion that he knew nothing is ludicrous! Everyone in Maynooth knew about it.
There was a wall of silence regarding the matter. Farrell was forced to release a public statement once they could no longer cover up the matter. Questions need to be asked regarding the money – why did Michael Ledwith get between 100/300k on top of his already flush Maynooth pension? This happened under the watch of Dermot Farrell as president of Maynooth. What was the money used for? Was it used to pay off the victims?
Yes, legitimate questions remain over Dermot Farrell and his handling of the situation. Why was he involved at all given his familial connection to Ledwith? What about the victims? Did Farrell show them care? His cousin Ledwith got all the help and support he needed to restart his life. The victims however were left to pick up the pieces and were silenced for their troubles.

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10.36: Pat, what way will yourvtake on Archbishop Farrell be vindicated? Are you implying something untoward, abusive or reckless? You are hinting at somethung sinister, are you not? I think that’s very unfair.

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I looove the deflection the cathbots try on here.
You can’t prove that!
Look at them!
Why are you paying attention to us!
If you ever get a chance, can I suggest you ask a police officer the impression these things give when said by a suspect? 🤣

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9.45
Everything has a context outside of which it can’t be understood. Yours has to do with your parting of ways with seminary. Wasn’t that an inspired move by the authorities!

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ROFL if only you knew!
Your context is jumping to (wrong) conclusions in your eagerness to fail to shut me up.n🤣

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9:45am Lucky you for having “Police Officers” – this suggests a more diverse cultural and religious background meaning most of them don’t give a damn & wont hesitate to deal with clerical & related wrong doing. An Garda Síochána are more restricted – I mean how do you tell little Johnny waiting to make his First Holy Communion & with the bouncy castle & everything booked that his best friends Dad has just locked up Padre for “being bold”. That’s Parish Pump Politics in the RoI.

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We went to the presbytery to book a baptism and before we even got to the door, the priest opened the door and shouted down the path, “hello there, may I help you people?” As if we were parasites. This arrogance that we are some what less to these priests is very off putting.

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9.57: You’ve been watching too much of Hyacinth Bucket, who, when expecting a new furniture delivery, spotted her sister Daisy and her husband arrive, said to them “can I help you people?”…in an attempt to move them on…Methinks you are a mischievious liar. I do not believe your story and, coincidentally, a similar story has been posted here a few times – same author – with a slight change of scenario. Get a life, you idiot. “You people” is apt for your type as a description.

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Actually the comments section on this blog is far more like the scene where Blackadder keeps saying Macbeth to some actors. Or else possibly like an actual play.
Scene: Pat Buckley’s blog:
Person: Clerical sexual abuse.
Chorus of cathbots: You were rejected from seminary!
Person: Cover up internationally of crime.
Chorus of cathbots: Look at the social workers!
Person: Priestly celibacy is one of many pretences.
Chorus of cathbots: Wearing more lace would stop that.

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9:57 you were on here the other day complaining priest not answering door and hiding from you!! 🤣🤣🤣🎯

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1:50pm in addition to this Blog, There are multiple verified sources of RCC related wrongdoing recorded worldwide including Court Reports, witness statements etc., for anyone that wants to research them so Cathbot Catlicks can smoke that anytime they like!

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I know you’re all pretending but honestly you can stop. The repeated claims about priests in the comments here are by cathbots succeeding in making sure the blog is full of ridiculous claims so they can always (truthfully) claim this blog is full of untrue rumors.

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Melleray is closing and the monasteries are so immature the way they continue to fight each other over a load of nonsense

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It’s mentioned in the link (something about rejected Catholics) towards the end of yesterday’s comments, DG.

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Anon at 12.58pm

Wait and see cos it’s too early to call.

Anon at 1.47pm and 2.04

Many thanks for your comments and also for the link as well, much appreciated. Cos its close to my heart due to a certain now deceased, Fr A o Brien. My last visit to Mt Melleray was around 2009 or 2010.

Learned few things from him re his spiritual gifts that I hadn’t seen it before.

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When it was stated on here that Roscrea was closing and going to Mount Melleray my first thought was that was wrong because Mount Melleray is a hideous building, far too plain, and Roscrea a much more stately and dignified one.
I think I just discerned myself out of a Cistercian vocation. 🤣

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Perhaps this would be an opportune moment to repeat that the church doesn’t prevent credibly accused paedophiles from contact with children and introduce Fr Luk Delft, director of Caritas in the Central African Republic. Despite the claim of investigation he was appointed to that role despite previously being convicted of his abuse.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-50524589
https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2019/11/africa/luk-delft-intl/
Keep yourselves and your kids safe, folks, join the church of Satan instead.

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10:09 Government Education Boards across the world need to realise that they will in due course be wholly legally & financially accountable and liable for facilitating access to students by credibly accused paedophiles.

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10.21
Ledwidth left Maynooth in 1994 and was replaced by Matt O’Donnell. Two years later Matto died and was himself replaced by Dermot F.

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At a meeting last year we established that every priest in the room was homosexual. On that balance of probabilities I would say all are.

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He was best friends of Dermo – he was head of his evangelization department- he helped get rid of most of the good pastoral folk- he stabs folk in back. His replacement is a carbon copy. He’s run the pro Cathedral into the ground.

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KMcD a slimeball in Dublin. His allegiance is a moveable feast and rests on the one who can be of most use in advancing his ambition for preferrment. Limited intellect but street wise and politically astute. In short, a toady brown noser.

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1.48: Fanny The Bitch: most of us in Dublin Diocese know your contempt for McDermott. You begrudged every appointment of his. You’ve waged war ever since you were overlooked by DM, not that you were’nt a good a**e licker! You assumed you were one of the specials until you were found out!! You couldn’t be trusted. Ever. You deserve to be marginalised. But be careful with your words…especially about McD as he is a fierce operator…as you know. You’ll be.more pained as yet, Fsnny.

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1.48: A disgraceful, morally reprehensible comment. Untrue. Lies. It constitutes incitement to hatred. Wouldn’t surprise me if legal advice is presently being sought. This is a most offensive comment. Pat – utter shame on you. Such a trailer trash commenter.

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12.26
In pre-decriminalisation days what other profession was open to gays? When Jews were blocked from entering professions, money lending was the only answer.

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And of course in all walks of life but sadly had to be secret, rather like in very many if not all Muslim and African countries today.

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It seems that cordileone must have gotten a tip off that red hat announcement was around the corner. Hence his announcement world wide outing of Pelosi in the hope that he might get the ‘red hat’.
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Why didnt he do it 5 years ago or 10 years ago spoke volumes? It displays that mindset of his as ambitious careerist Bishop.

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It doesn’t look good for rcc re Mc elroy as a cardinal to be. Rcc optics were wrong on that cos it has a lot to do with politics.

Promoting a friend of defrocked Carrick to the rank of a cardinal was and is rcc’s optics gone wrong.

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12.31
DG, you are relying too much on those right-wing so-called Catholic media outlets. McElroy is a graduate of Harvard, Standord and the Gregorian. Expand your horizons.

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Anon at 5.34pm

His degrees doesn’t matter as its his actions that defined him. Rcc is a right wing organisation, see this link :

http://churchandstate.org.uk/2022/03/the-catholic-church-and-right-wing-politics/

Also care to remind you as it might jog your memory re this article. You would be better off discuss this with a certain Damian Thompson cos he has a long memory.

https://www.complicitclergy.com/2018/08/10/san-diegos-bishop-robert-mcelroy-knew-about-mccarrick/

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4:58

Spot on, DG.
It doesn’t matter to survivors of abuse if individuals like Uncle Ted went to prestigious Universities such as Harvard, Gregorian, Angelicum, or Maynooth.
Characters like Uncle Ted never learnt the basics – zip up your mickey !!

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Towards the end, Ledwith was brazen and reckless in Maynooth. We all remember how his young Mexican bf, Jaime, suddenly appeared in I Divinity. Ledwith moved him into the college as a sem. His colleagues on the staff must have noticed but said nothing. I must look up Jaime on the Maynooth Clericus site.

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1.09
Yes. A new word, catamite, entered the vocabulary of many seminarians in those days in the late 80’s. I wonder who was the first to use it.

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I feel like cousin should be a descriptor of a particular dodgy, incestuous relationship in the church, just as uncle now is.
But sure, we’re all for the family. 🫣

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Always remember and never forget that Ledwith has never been excommunicated (unlike Pat) and was still a Mgr and priest in good standing for years after he left Maynooth. His forced liacisation only happened when the media took an interest in his cultish activities in America and Ferns was embarrassed into taking action.
It was all a big cover-up, known to many. When Ledwith left the presidency, Columba Press published a collection of his speeches and sermons. The blurb on the book said that he was taking a sabbatical and would return in due course to take up a chair of theology in the Pontifical University of Maynooth. This was an out and out lie. DLF and the bishops knew fine rightly that Ledwith would never return to Maynooth.

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Ledwith was supposed to be president until 1995, the year of the college’s bicentenary, having served a five-year presidency that was renewed for a further five years. The fact that he left early and would miss the bicentenary should have raised alarm bells, but the likes of Patsy McGarry and the Irish Catholic asked no questions.

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Anon at 1.03pm

Dont have time for pasty mc Garry plus his employer paper of record IT. cos they were praising a certain ex CB who died in car crash or something in West of Ireland. That ex CB was in cabra in early 1960s(i wasn’t around nor born) as he used physical beatings to terrorising deaf boys ot little deaf kids.

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Then next day in Facebook, huge criticism was directed to a paper of record especially patsy mc Garry in question. It was a huge torrents of comments which badmouthed, criticised him,already dead soul .
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Then the following day IT paper stopped printing it nor they did comment it further. Heard from first hand stories re deaf kids now adults, who were there with him at that time.

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Strangely enough, he returned to Cabra in late 1980s as a CB superior. He was the first CB to report a sexual abuse to the garda around 1990s’s. From there, it appeared on RTE and even on paper of record IT (Irish times).

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1:52
Up the yard with ye…
Always remember, never forget; Bishop Pat is still Catholic in ministry, a man of integrity who did not abandon faith in Jesus Christ, nor did he set himself up as a new age guru to make money from gullible spiritual seekers. Cover up including lies is the Modus Operandi of Rcc.

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I was making the point that it was a disgrace that Pat was shunned and then excommunicated, while Ledwith sailed on with a big pay-off.

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6.25: Of course Pat gets and requires money and is remunerated by the people he serves, albeit small in number. However, Pat gets a good salary out of officiating at weddings. He’s entitled to a salary. While he left the Catholic Church, he has become a guru for many. They idolize him!!

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7:34
Back down the yard with ye…
Fair enough, I misunderstood. Does excommunication mean anything in the context of
the Maciels, McCarricks, and the Vatican instruction given to Catholic bishops worldwide ordering them to cover up sexual abuse, under pain of excommunication? The chickens
are coming home to roost.

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Monsignor Ledwith trained semenarians in maynooth to be priests.He would have taught them that the sacrament of the Eucharist is the only way to God and Heaven. Why then has he forsaken the holy eucharist and gone off to a new age religon? Why are his fellow religions not horrified that his soul is now lost for eternity. ? Was there a spirit of evil in maynooth that took hold of him. ?Archbishop Farrell is an intelligent man and as he was in management he would have been aware that something was not right. Did the evil spirit take hold also of
fr ginnity who was so loved by his dundalk parishioners and they remembered his honesty and integrity. Now he is working for christine gallagher whom he has complete faith in. Then bishop casey who like rolf harris i always had respect for until the annie murphy and son peter came to light and in 2019 the papers reported that bishop casey had raped children ads young as 5.
Pat did you mention in your blog that there are irish bishops hiv?

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Pat, your contributor at 1:48 should be ashamed of him / herself. I have no idea who Fr. Kieran McDermott is, but such a vile rubbishing of the mans character is disgusting. Should you allow such putrid comments?

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https://www.snapnetwork.org/bishop_robert_mcelroy_tapped_to_be_the_newest_u_s_cardinal_snap_reacts
Bishop Robert McElroy tapped to be the newest U.S. Cardinal; SNAP reacts
(For Immediate Release May 31, 2022)
‘ We hope that Bishop Robert McElroy’s elevation to Cardinal signals a change in the California Catholic landscape. The current archbishops of Los Angeles and San Francisco, whose seniority is now usurped by the new Cardinal, have resisted transparency on behalf of sexual abuse survivors. To be sure, Bishop McElroy has work to do to gain credibility; he ignored the advice of Richard Sipe, an esteemed clergy sexual abuse expert regarding Sipe’s warnings about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. In the end, Sipe was right, and McElroy was mistaken. His list is short, as being proven by the lawsuits now piling up.’
http://www.awrsipe.com/Correspondence/McElroy-2016-07-28-rev.pdf
.’..demonstrates how the sexual system works in the clerical culture.’

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Curious Ann
If you had been at Holy Mass at the weekend you would have heard however here is an invitation back to the Faith on Pentecost Sunday.
We invite as many parishioners as possible to take part in person, as this will be an opportunity to thank our Augustinian Fathers for 36 years of service to this community and to commit ourselves, together to play our part in the Parish of Greater Finglas.
There will be an opportunity to meet and chat afterwards in the Jubilee Room; to meet with the Archbishop, the new Parish Priest, Fr. Richard Hyland and Fr. Tony Egan, the new Provincial of the Augustinians.

So Father Richard Hyland will be the Moderator of the Finglas group of Parishes.

Rejoice and Return all is welcome.

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Bishop Pat this is 2022 and we like to be Ecumenical (joking).
Moderators is a name they are using for a Parish Priest in charge of a group of parishes as they cannot call him a Dean as he has a bigger area.
Some current parish priests have asked to be called Administrators but the powers above have said NO moderators.
Somehow I do not think our Brothers in Scotland would accept moderators.

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A cynical explanation is the the Code of Canon Law makes it almost impossible for an incumbent PP to be removed, whereas a moderator has no such tenure.

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Priests in solidum are to be appointed or installed according to the norm of the prescripts of cann. 522 and 524; and so like a PP enjoy stability of office.

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8.53pm yes they do
Can. 543 §1. If the pastoral care of some parish or of different parishes together is entrusted to priests in solidum, each of them is obliged to perform the tasks and functions of pastor mentioned in cann. 528, 529, and 530 according to the arrangement they establish. All of them have the faculty of assisting at marriages and all the powers to dispense granted to a pastor by law; these are to be exercised, however, under the direction of the moderator.
§2. All the priests who belong to the group:
1/ are bound by the obligation of residence;
2/ are to establish through common counsel an arrangement by which one of them is to celebrate a Mass for the people according to the norm of can. 534;

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9.47 & 10.41
They don’t have the same rights as PP’s precisely because the right of tenure is not mentioned. It applies only to PP’s.

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Several priests assume the singular office of parish priest jointly. They have all the rights and duties of a parish priest but one of them acts as a moderator of their joint pastoral exercise.

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On this Tuesday, the final day of May, it offers an opportunity for people to pray a decade of the Rosary. Help make the world a better place. Today it is Sorrowful.
Thank you +Pat for allowing my prayerful comments!
ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle,
be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil;
may God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God, cast into hell
Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen. 🙏

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Pat I saw you in M&S today, you are looking great. I am raging I couldn’t say hello though, I had my twins with me and I was ready to kill the two pricks, they were playing up badly.

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Lucky for you- from the sounds of things- a young mother with twins, to be able to shop in M&S. You are very fortunate and fair play to you. I can barely afford to shop in Lidl these times and I’m a single woman with two jobs.

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Patsy, Have you got your bunting up and your china out for the Jubilee celebrations starting on Thursday for your Queen as I am sure your will be celebrating your auld Lizzy.
Are you doing a blog on auld Lizzie.
Thankfully the RCC only has one Queen and her name is Mary the Blessed Mother.

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@ 9:53pm

Guess who again Patsy you can tell her a mile off. I’m sure you’ll be toasting Betty along with the rest of Loyal Larne. Nettie will be toasting herself, Queen of Ardeer🤣🤣🤣

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The several thousands years’ old alien named Ramtha who runs Ledwith’s current religious outfit teaches that all gay men were Catholic priests in a former life. I guess Ledwith quickly developed a taste for the ladies.

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The big pay off was for a seminarian in early 90s a family member – to give credit Daly was on the case if following the money-Ledwith was a freak- if the extended family knew- who knows? Essentially all there in 90s know the story. Ledwith was tipped for Dublin- Connell got it- imagine:.:: Farrell was plan b! Dermo supported his successor.

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10.57
Ledwith had been viceditector to Walter Kasper at a synod of bishops. He could eventually have been appointed cardinal and head of a dicastery.

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The one thing that is never mentioned…. was Dermot Farrell placed into his early assertion because he was one of Ledwith’s victims?

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