May 9 (Reuters) – Gay dating app Grindr said on Monday it would go public through a merger with a blank-check acquisition firm – a deal that values it at $2.1 billion and features Tiga Investments CEO Raymond Zage on both sides of the transaction.
Grindr said its existing shareholders would own 78% of the company after the merger, which comes two years after China’s Kunlun Tech Co (300418.SZ) divested it for $620 million due to U.S. national security concerns.
It would be interesting to know exactly how many Irish priests are on Grindr.
In my opinion it in the high hundreds, at least.
Most of these priests are not looking for love, intimacy or friendship.
They are looking for multi party anonymous sex, even though the Church they preaching for tells them that such things are “mortal sins”.
Many of them are abiding by Church teaching by not using condoms 😀
In time to come Grindr will be listed in the history books and being one of the causes of the collapse of the RC priesthood.
Why people like Amy Martin are ignoring their Grindr priests and protecting them is serious food for thought.
The new Bishop of Galway Michael Duignan (51) spoke with disarming frankness at his installation in the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas near the Salmon Weir Bridge last Sunday.
“We can no longer ignore the fact that much of what the church has built up in Ireland over the last two centuries is crumbling before our eyes,” said Duignan, the 13th man to hold the position in Ireland’s youngest Catholic diocese.
“Many no longer believe the message. Many of our parishes are struggling,” he said. “Despite great work done by generations of priests, religious and lay people now, at times, it feels like we have been out all night without a single catch.”
Galway holds a key place in the recent history of the Catholic Church since Duignan’s predecessor, Eamonn Casey, came to grief 30 years ago after it emerged he had fathered a son, Peter, with American Annie Murphy.
The resignation in disgrace of Casey, though it pales into insignificance with what emerged later, was a pivotal moment. Little was believable before. Everything seemed believable afterwards.
“It was seismic. The Bishop Casey affair! The beginning of the end of trust in mitred men. Eamonn Casey’s big, blustering personality had seemed endearingly chummy to many people,” said former president, Mary McAleese this week
A priest has appeared in court accused of voyeurism by allegedly spying on a female for sexual thrills.
Father Aidan Patrick McCann (35) appeared at Craigavon Magistrates Court by videolink from his solicitor’s office and confirmed that he understood the single charge against him.
Fr McCann, with an address at the parochial house on Maddens Row in Keady, Co Armagh, is accused of voyeurism on March 28 this year in that “for the purpose of sexual gratification, he observed a female doing a private act knowing that the other person did not consent to being observed for your sexual gratification”.
None of the alleged facts surrounding the offence was opened in court on Friday but giving evidence to the court, Constable Mosgrove said she believed she could connect the priest to the offence.
It is understood charge arises following an incident involving a female at a changing room in Rushmere Shopping Centre, just across the road from the court.
Defence solicitor Harry McCourt confirmed he did not have any questions pertaining to Fr McCann being formally connected to the charge while a prosecuting lawyer suggested the case be adjourned “for some time” as the full file was not due to be received until June 16.
District Judge Bernie Kelly put the case back to June 24.
Fr McCann was ordained as a priest in July 2015 and serves in the Armagh Diocese.
AMY MARTIN is proudly presiding over the most sexually deviant presbyterate on the island of Ireland – and tolerating it all.
We have had McVeigh of Pomeroy, Rory of the cathedral, McCamley of Keady, McAleer of Dungannon and now McCann of Keady.
And these are the ones WE KNOW ABOUT.
Aidan McCann advised young seminarians and priests to pray and stick close to the Eucharist and Mary
That obviously has not worked for him.
Clearly, he has veen and is sexually dysfunctional.
He should not have been ordained.
Why is Amy Martin presiding over all of this and covering it up.
I must ask. Is Amy kinky himself?
And will he go ahead with ordaining Stephen Wilson next month?
As Christians, we should Aidan McCann in our prayers.
What has happened in a matter of great public interest and must be discussed.
But we must also remember those whose failings become public.
Catholic bishops in Spain say they will not cooperate with parliamentary commission because its focus is only on sexual abuse in the Church and not in all sectors of society.
The Catholic bishops of Spain have refused to participate in the State-run, independent investigation into Church-related sexual abuse of minors.
“We want to emphasize that investigating abuse within the Church only, when it is clear that of the 15,000 cases opened in Spain, only 69 involve the Church, is a surprising decision,” said Bishop Luis Argüello, spokesman for the Spanish Episcopal Conference (CEE).
Bishop Argüello said the commission, which Spanish Parliament agree on in March, should carry out a broader investigation, instead.
He pointed to the one recently set up by Catalonia’s regional government, which is also investigate sex abuse committed in schools, sports centers and recreational organizations.
The Church refuses to be a “scapegoat”
Argüello, who is the auxiliary bishop of Valladolid, said society “as a whole” must become aware of “the magnitude of this problem” and avoid making Church into a “scapegoat”.
Nonetheless, he said that he and his fellow the bishops “will collaborate with the civil authorities” and open their diocesan archives, “taking into account civil and canonical legislation and the law on data protection”.
But the 69-year-old prelate said it’s his “personal” view that there is an “overestimation of what can be found in the archives”.
Spanish Parliament voted overwhelming in favor of setting up the independent commission, which was first proposed the ruling Socialist Party.
It came after the Madrid daily El Pais published an expose revealing that an estimated 1,246 children had been abused in the Spanish Church since the 1930s.
The revelations prompted the bishops, who have long been reticent on the issue, to commission their own independent audit at the end of February in order to shed light on Church-related abuse cases.
The Catholic Church in Spain has officially recognizes only 220 cases of pedocriminality over the past 20 years
“BASTARDOS” is the Spanish word for male bastards.
And the Spanish Roman Catholic bishops like their Irish cousins, are out and out bastards.
Their Mother Institution is truly an axis of evil.
They put their institution before abused children, women and men.
They cover up for their perverts, deviants, thieves, abusers and murderers and destroy and discard anyone good in the institution.
The mouth the name of Jesus Christ and blaspheme Him by their evil actions.
They have their pathetic Holy See statelet but they really exist in all the countries of the Earth.
They are as ABSOLUTELY incapable of policing themselves as we’re the Nazis and the Third Reich.
Therefore it is more important than ever that the CIVIL AUTHORITIES begin to ruthlessly hold them to account.
Some countries may have to build extra prisons to accommodate bishops and priests.
That would be an Alleluia moment for victims and survivors world wide.
I hope the Spanish lead the way with their pursuit of their bastardos.
And I hope that other nations, including Ireland follow their lead.
Ireland needs these “bastardai” dealt with.
Maybe some future meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference will have to take place in Mountjoy Prison Dublin?
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
PICTURES OF HIV TEST RESULTS FROM AN IRISH RELIGIOUS HOUSE ALLEGEDLY FREQUENTED BY ABBOT EMERITUS PURCELL.
“The rights and dignity of the unborn children who have been relegated – culturally, politically and legally – to the realm of the worthless and sub human”
“In an inexplicable medical, scientific and cultural contradiction, so many of our local politicians seem willing to disregard the rights of our children in the earliest stages of their development before birth while at the same time properly and stridently proclaim their commitment defending the rights of animals, plants, trees and rivers.
In a similar bizarre twist of logic many who stridently proclaim their commitment to equality formally, are at the same time quite content to support legislation that would discriminate agaies nst children in the wombeven directly targeting those with disabilities and denying them the very right to be born”.
“Rather than using medically destructive interventions to take away life, it is possible to build a living and supportive society around every child in the womb, including those diagnosed with a disibility”.
My first reaction is to ask if the Roman Catholic Bishops have and credibility left in the moral sphere after decades of the outpouring of evidence that the RCC, its hierarchy and clergy are a real and dangerous axis of evil (obviously with some exceptions).
Can evil organisations and people lecture the public on public morality?
DOES THE RCC BISHOP’S STATEMENT REPRESENT MY VIEWS?
Yes, to the extent that I am primarily anti abortion.
But I would make exceptions in the cases of rape and the real threat to the life of the mother.
I also see the disability issue as a grey area.
In my own family the girls are prone to a serious brain disease called Tuberose Sclerosis and the boys can be carriers.
Hence the death of five sisters at birth and death of my youngest sibling in her 30s.
Would God want or expect a couple to give birth to 6 seriously disabled babies.
How would God feel about depriving such children of years of pain and distress?
I cannot fully answer these questions yet and maybe never will – but I think making such decisions a black and white issue does not help?
BANNING THE RCC BISHOP’S ADD
The RCC is not an illegal or proscribed organisation and their statement would be supported by many.
I do not think the Belfast Telegraph should deprive them of free speech even though many of us have little or no time for them.
They are not, on this occasion, espousing hatred or anything criminal or offensive.
I think the Belfast Telegraph should have published their add uncensored.
And I do wish the Belfast Telegraph was more investigative on RCC matters.