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DUBLIN ARCHDIOCESE TO CASH IN IN ON PROPERTY PRICE BOOM BY SELLING OFF UNUSED PAROCHIAL HOUSES.

DERMOT FARRELL

Irish Independent

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/catholic-church-to-cash-in-on-property-price-boom-by-selling-off-empty-parochial-homes-41831377.html

The Catholic Church in Dublin is going to cash in on the property price boom by selling off unused buildings and land.

Parochial houses in parishes where there are now no longer priests are top of the list for sale.

The Archbishop of Dublin, Dermot Farrell, is hiring a full-time property expert to work on the portfolio.

The move could potentially net tens of millions of euro for the archdiocese.

The sell-off comes as the church hierarchy in the capital merges parishes because of the shortage of priests

A Property Asset Manager is being recruited to devise a strategy on sales. The expert will have “significant property transaction experience, including managing complex transactions through to completion”.

Properties owned across the 197 parishes of the diocese include churches, parochial houses, parish halls and associated lands.

PAT SAYS

We are now seeing why Dermot Ledwith Farrell was really sent to Dublin.

It was to put Dublin b)ack in the black after Diarmuid wrecked it with international flights and € 50,000 kitchens 😀

There will be all kinds of buildings and land sold off now.

I might even pick up a little North County Dublin church for myself if I get a sponsor 😀

DOWN AND CONOR CHANGES 2022

KERRY CHANGES

Clerical Appointments July 2022

Bishop Ray Browne wishes to announce the following changes of appointment of clergy of the Diocese of Kerry: 

Retirements:

Fr. Tom Leane, PP Dromtariffe

Appointments:

Fr. Joseph Begley Glengarriff to the Killarney Pastoral area and to minister in Killarney.

Fr. Jim Lenihan Killarney to the Killarney Pastoral area and to be PP Glenflesk.

Fr. Niall Howard Killarney to the Kenmare Pastoral area and to be PP Glengarriff.

Fr. Sean Jones St. John’s, Tralee to the Killarney Pastoral area and to minister in Killarney.

The parish of Dromtariffe will be served by the priests of the Duhallow/Sliabh Luchra Pastoral Area, with Fr. Jack Fitzgerald as Moderator.

Priests of all Pastoral Areas of the Diocese take up additional responsibilities outside their own parishes and within the Pastoral Area.  This will be decided and communicated locally.

These changes will become effective on Wednesday, July 20th 2022

Fr. Nicholas Flynn

Diocesan Secretary

PARTIAL DUBLIN CHANGES

BALLYGALL PARISH WEBSITE.

Fr. Richard Sheehy, Moderator of our Grouping of Parishes, based in Glasnevin is being moved to Brackenstown, Swords.

Fr. Kieran Dunne will be coming to Glasnevin as curate. 

Fr. Joseph Ryan (Ballygall) has been appointed as  Moderator of the Glasnevin Grouping of Parishes.

In neighbouring Finglas, Fr. Richard Hyland is being appointed as PP of the three parishes: St. Canice’s, Rivermount and Finglas West.

Fr. Martin Hogan comes as curate

Fr. Eamon Cahill retires but continues as Team assistant.

All moves take place in mid-July.  

SEAMUS TANSEY

SEAMUS

Yesterday afternoon at 3 pm we received Seamus’ body into The Oratory.

It was a small family and friends occasion and the well known Irish flautist BARRY KERR provided a fine musical tribute.

FUNERAL MASS LIVENON FACEBOOK LIVE AT 3 PM WEDNESDAY 13TH JULY.

Seamus will now rest in The Oratory until Wednesday afternoon.

His body will be cremated on Thursday and his ashes buried in Gurteen on Sunday afternoon.

LINK

https://www.facebook.com/oratorymass

SEAMUS AS A YOUNG MAN

214 replies on “DUBLIN ARCHDIOCESE TO CASH IN IN ON PROPERTY PRICE BOOM BY SELLING OFF UNUSED PAROCHIAL HOUSES.”

What’s happened to Diarmuid Sheehan, the PP of the D&C parish in Coleraine? He has been replaced by the PP of Portrush also taking on Coleraine on top of his other parishes, but no move is listed for Diarmuid and he’s not even mentioned. Is he MIA?

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10.25 No, not old news until his location has been identified & exactly why he is MIA???

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He has left on medical grounds supposedly had major back surgery . I herd another story , allegedly myra traynor got rid of him

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There cannot be that much of a vocations crisis in D&C when they still have a rake of desk priests, eg Fr Grant, Fr Fox, Fr Eugene O’Hagan and the priest press officer. They could take on some of the north coast parishes.

Why, incidentally, is there a stray O.Praem in a D&C parish? Are they not supposed to live in community?

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Down and Connor has about six desk priests. Any PP asked to take on three parishes should be giving out to the bishop.

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A White Father, I think, but it’s surprising that they don’t thank him and say he is returning to his order, which is what you might expect them to say if that is the case.

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There’s two more “order” priests in North Antrim: Hugh O’Kane SMA, and Liam Blayney SPS. Both now in late 70’s I think. Are they still working?

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At least DLF is getting in a property expert, unlike Dermo, who personally handled the sale of Clonliffe, with the diocese ending up seriously shortchanged. That was a disaster.

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Father Aidan Keenan didn’t get a mention or thanks. Very unfair the biggest D&C Parish of Nativity left without a PP. 3 good priests looking after 5 Parishes. Father McCann, Father Crossey and Father Rory Sheehan. Great priests but responsibility for the largest area in D&C

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Two years is quite a long time. Some Anglicans are received into the Church and then a couple of weeks later they are in a seminary.

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Ricky O’Connor was a curate in the parish of Ferns up to 22 May 2021 and then he disappeared without trace and hasn’t been mentioned again.

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Have they hired another NAMA man? Quite a stable they are establishing for their asset restructuring in the Irish Roman Catholic Church. Will these funds be used to compensate outstanding claims by victims & survivors of RCC related wrongdoing & corruption?

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Pat if I won the Euromillions I would buy you a church in Dublin, just to piss off the RCC Cabal.

Presumably the wealth generated will be distributed to the victims of abuse and used to refund the Irish taxpayer?😂

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11.11 You could build Bishop Pat a Cathedral, a magnificent one. Dublin has never had one because Archbishop Daniel Murray was a Castle Catholic. That Greek amphitheatre that houses Dermot Farrells Cathedra is past its sell by date !!! ( Hope the NAMA man sets his eyes on it however.)

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Why spend a ridiculous amount of money on a useless edifice. It’s so RCC. Pat’s growing presence online is a constant and increasing pain in the ass to the corrupt establishment.
Do the opposite. Use all forms of social media to spread the word about Pat’s blog. The more you expose and piss them off, the better.

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We have enough of palaces. Pat needs an homely chuch where he can spread God message of Love. The surplus money can be used in helping the homeless. We have a major homeless problem here and its gettimg worse.

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I like that idea Bill. Literally a massive cathedral with s nationwide following from the blog. Imagine Phonsies face😂

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@12.06 it would be good for him to gravitate to Pat’s oratory. Another RCC victim. There must be millions of them.

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3:46 Killaloe could do with a branch of Pat’s Oratory. Come to Killaloe Bishop Pat.

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The pro-cathedral is fine neo-classical structure (concrete barns are usually past their sell by date), but perhaps, if legend or my recall of it is true, Abp McQuaid should have accepted the offer of St Patrick’s cathedral, presently the Church of Ireland national cathedral.

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Archbishop Farrell is to be admired for his decisiveness. What he’s doing must be done with the relevant expertise. Well done Archbishop.

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11.01 You are not by any chance Todd Nolan. I did blog what some might find objectionable about you and Nulty ( if it is you). But, Todd, you were/are one of the best men ever to go through Maynooth. Humble beyond imagining with so many talents and both beautiful in person and physically. If its not you Nolan, thank you Other Todd and you seem very like him. WM

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11:01 Todd how come you haven’t answered the question? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Why does Noel Treanor continue to allow the good people of Ballymurphy be punished by having a man at the helm who uses mass to preach his own opinions, interferes in elections, and uses the altar at mass as a counselling service to air his demons?

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Maddy can do what he wants. It doesn’t seem fair that anyone can claim and pretend to be a victim – to then turn that control on their boss

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Hello Fr Brendan, stay off the webcam and attend to your own duties in Holy Trinity. The good people of Ballymurphy are absolutely fine. It’s the good people of Turf Lodge who can’t find a priest when they need one and “the dogs in the street” know why.

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The Catholics of Ballymurphy love Fr Paddy. He is open and honest and we know what he suffered at the hands of Donaghy. It is widely believed that a local priest, in a neighbourhood parish, is writing this pure garbage about a very holy and good priest. We will name you on Bishop Buckley blog. So leave our beloved priest alone and attend to your own issues. Sort yourself out. You have made no secret of your hatred for Fr Paddy and why. The “why” is about you and your tolerance of sexual predators which he challenged you over. So the stuff is known. You are Brendan Mulhall and you can’t call him “ a fat c**t anymore because he ISNT!

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Tony Devlin is furious that he never got the Ballymena gig. I did wonder whether his OTT vocal efforts in claiming he wanted that gig, was in fact reverse psychology. But we all know Tony, he is far too dense for that.

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Saddened to read of the imminent departure of Fr Pom Pom from St Agnes’ – he graced Andytown with his tap shoes for many years and will be sorely missed

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Thomas is furious with Gabriel Lyons refusal to move to St Malachy’s, and it just shows that resilience like Gabriel’s and not being a team member like Thomas – pays dividends.

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Poor Gabriela doesn’t get the praise he deserves – a most wonderful man and self sufficient priest you will never meet

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8.46 Fintan Monahan has the same problem with the x 2 Fr Casey brothers in Killaloe Diocese.

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11.03 be careful of the Casey brothers , Mosabee Bhamjee would certify you on their behalf or the Casey Solicitors will do ya. 2 Very well connected lads along with others.

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Greetings ya all from Tennessee. Happy July 12th everyone, hope ya all have a wonderful time in the lovely Ireland today.

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Why would you have an Irish flag on a post and wishing everyone happy 12th? They were burning irish flags in the North last night. A sectarian and ethnic spew of hatred against nationalists that continues to cause intimidation and quite frankly hurtful to the now majority of Northern Ireland. These traditions should be banned. I’m sure the fire services and PSNI would now agree.

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4.24 it’s not a lack of faith in God that is driving them away, the toxic clergy & their volunteers are doing the damage in driving people away in large numbers. More opting for humanist services etc to avoid funerals being used as informal political platforms by funeral thug clergy & their ilk from the criminal classes taking advantage of the current non requirement of an invitation to attend a funeral. It’s still the social highlight for certain types.

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Translation: ‘Stop putting things on Buckley’s blog that we want kept secret but I’ll ask for evidence because of course there isn’t any I’ll accept ‘.

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@11.40 look a little closer & check who paid for it.

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8:28
Ah the insidious rumour mill is still churning. First you say he is living in diocesan property. Then he buys his own place and now the question is ‘who bought it?’. On twitter it states he got a mortgage. End of the debate.
Meanwhile you are probably living in a free house provided to you by the diocese or else live in your parents house wide awake at 5am thinking of Gorgeous. Pathetic. 😂

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@5.14 Oh, here we go again, just fell outta yar pit, you’ll be up again now all night giving out on Bishop Buckley’s Blog. Horseshit.

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For your readers of that persuasion Bishop, I wish them a Happy 12th, I really do. Sometime soon however, it is time to rethink and respect the unfolding future with everybody in it. The papists have of their own volition given up much of what has historically attached to their ways. My comment is to any reader( who celebrates the 12th) in the entity of Northern Ireland or as I prefer “The North” of Ireland, even that is prejudiced. Proud of my name, William ( Bill)

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BBC are covering today a report on the SAS and their killing ( murder) of Afghans. As in The North over time regretfully and tragically.

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You have to admire the Afghans. Unbeaten now in 300 years. British Empire, then the Soviet Union, then the Yanks and Brits. Hard bastards.

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Clergy moves ? More like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic. These days it means just giving the next door parish to one man, and then perhaps the next door one to that, until he falls over and the whole thing comes tumbling down. I think we all know what needs to happen, so I won’t revisit that survival menu. The Church deserves to go down the tubes if it doesn’t listen to the signs of the times, the prompting of the spirit, and what is blindingly obvious to any casual observer, never min the the vast majority of us who take an interest in these things.

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Because the spirit is leading people out of the Scarlet Woman, the Whore of Rome.
You answered your own question but don’t have the discernment or intelligence to see you did.

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2:27 I love the way cathbots assume everyone is like them and also that they know the identity of every commenter here. I think it’s because their circle all share the same genital wart.

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3.20pm (AKA 12.44pm) – We all know that that Paisleyite talk comes out of the foul mouth of the abusive alkie who was banned by Pat several months ago.

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To combat the dwindling numbers perhaps more gay priests have to be outsourced from Poland, Nigeria, and Brazil.

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7.34 being a gay priest is not the issue, the core issue is that in “choosing” a duplicitous lifestyle as Roman Catholic sexually active priest, straight or gay, this has shown to be the core foundation of all manner of widespread corruption across the board in the aim of suppressing the truth. All involved are, therefore, “compromised” and boy, don’t victims pay for that in the vile retaliation clergy & volunteers dish out. Toxic.

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I see the HQ staff of Clonliffe are moving to inner city Dublin. How much is that costing? It is understood they’re taking over St Paul’s Church on Arran Quay. Obviously they’ve still got a few bob!

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Interesting. Where did you read about that? I hope they think about whether they need so many desk jockeys, both clerical and lay. When the churches were full there were no bureaucrats; now the churches are empty we are coming down with desk wallahs.

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7.48 Feel free to phone Patrick Hume S.J and ask him if he recalls what happened as we passed the Gaiety Theatre, a homeless man stepped forward to greet me, the eyes popped out of Patricks head. Years ago. Now pardon my language; Get Fucked for your comment. WM Not available until evening time so if there is another missive I can’t get back till then. Good Morning

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No Roman Catholic Cathedral of course. It has two that were stolen during The Reformation and have a Protestant practice. William Mulvihill

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8.21 The Dean of Christchurch is what the words intended use was/is : a pervert( NOTHING TO DO WITH SEXUAL DEVIANCE here) ( pervert in the sense of “tranferferring” from the RCC to The Reformation Churches. Fr. Dermot Dunne quit the Roman Catholic Priesthood and perverted to Protestanism ( or did he really ???) . Christchurch is still in fact The Cathedral Of The Most Holy Trinity as the pope of Rome designated it a very long time ago. In real ecumenical times ( they will never come), they would give it back ( one of them at least). I am speaking of history and historical happenings, not representative of my own wishes.). I would convert them to apartments for those who are sleeping on the streets ….at least seven every nigh at Connolly Station….and thats just Connolly Station!!

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8.35: Mire grandiose talk from Bill. What do you do Bill for the 7 homeless people you spot at Connolly station? Seems to me you have lots of free time and if you spent a smidgen of the time you spend on this blog helping the poor homeless, you might make a worthwhe difference to them. We’re all very good at lecturing others about everything but what do we each do in the face of real challenges- the homeless on our streets?

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I have allowed hundreds of homeless people to sleep in my house since the mid 80s.

Many if them were addicts.

Many of them robbed me.

A few went on to great success.

Many homeless refused to come off the streets.

It’s a very complicated issue.

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I’m told that the COI offered the RCs Christchurch some years ago and the offer was declined???

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9:34
It is a very complicated issue but it is also an industry providing lots of employment for State employees as well as employment within voluntary sector agencies.

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57,000 empty houses recorded recently in ROI, that does not include the empty parochial houses, they are exempt from the upcoming tax on vacant properties. Now don’t tell us the Irish Catholic Church cannot pull strings when it suits them.

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7.48 do what the clergy & their ilk do in Killaloe – tell the homeless to “disappear”, that bingo hall they flogged to the Council could have been used to help homeless in town centre of Ennis that were sleeping in Cathedral grounds before being told to “disappear”.

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11:28
Do you want the Diocese of Killaloe to take the Gospel seriously?
Will you disappear and give over!

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9.34 Nearby options for Bingo now are Clarecastle on Friday nights & Newmarket on Fergus on Wednesday – buses to both & we find them good & no Fr Tom Ryan descending on us asking “did ye win anything”. Ann.

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11.09 To be fair to the RCC on this one, they cannot use those properties for any sort of gain or profit. To do with all the new Charity Law. They cannot rent them I am almost sure(?). WM

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Pat, the problem is you can’t just do that with buildings.
It’s complicated enough if you’re a private individual because you wouldn’t be able to insure the building unless the residents fulfill certain criteria, which would include being employed or on certain benefits.
So basically you could just let anyone sleep in it but you’d have to be prepared to lose the building and not insure it.
Doing that with a charity asset would be a nightmare.

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When Bishop Leo McCartie was dean of Birmingham Cathedral, he opened up the crypt for homeless men, and one caused a fire and died in it. The project soon ended. I guess there are risks of opening up church property to people who may have mental health problems without adequate supervision.

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Pat at 1:31
I’m totally sure he would. I’m sure he’d also like to see churches not owning empty buildings and not being charities so they pay tax!
There’s also the planning thing 😂

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7.48 Their immediate need for the next week is sun cream. Go and buy them some please.Then on this Blog let me know so I won’t duplicate your goodness. Of course, another might get there before you, head for Grafton St. and its environs, you will find someone to take the stuff from you there. Thanks.

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Unless he went off the reservation and there were no suitable opportunities in China… Waiting impatiently for Big Tom to rearrange the deckchairs before pilgrimage season starts.

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Where did you hear this news, did he mention it at mass or where ? please let me know. Thank you.

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On 5 Jun 2021, at 10:11 am, william mulvihill wrote:
> Dear Marylou,
> I hope you and yours are well.
>
> I admire you as a politician. You say very little that is not emanating from the pulse of this maturing nation. Very skilled.
>
> I email you this morning after hearing of your interest and help extended to a group of older residents in relation to a bus stop in the vicinity of Talbot Street. I think such a practical embrace of a matter that really makes a difference is so noble and admirable . You are a very decent person.
>
> So much like this could be done, there is a man sleeping rough on the river side ( on the steps side of the double gate going down to the river) of the wall almost opposite Tara Street Station, his name is Mark. He sometimes gets to a hostel though not often. If you knew anyone who might speak with him, I think it might help him.
>
> I hope you are thanked often for the good you do……
>
> Yours sincerely,
>
> Bill Mulvihill
>

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9.46 That is very good news for Mark and the elderly residents. Thank you for bringing Marks plight to the right ears.

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Bill, ask MaryLou why she and her party consistently object to new housing, including at Clonliffe.

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11.29 They could but I am not sure their Insurance Company would cover the safety of the occupants or the buildings. Thats not an excuse, bit it is a Multinational and the RCC plays in that world.

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Adam Black / Stephen McBrearty – are quite the Ant and Dec act of the RCC
They get on sooooo well – I always thought the latter preferred company of an older gentleman – or rough (prison)

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11.13 Thank you for saying “Thank you.” The most beautiful words for a human to hear, only excelled by the words “I love you.” Thank you. Eucharistomen. Bill Mulvihill

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11.13 I did nothing for those elderly residents, I heard what Marylou did for them. For clarity. Thanks.WM

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I know of a seminarian that stays at least 3 weekends a year in a priests private residency. Just saying…..

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You’re hoping that the said seminarian reads your vague statement and is filled with panic. Many seminarians stay in presbyteries and holiday with priests. If you suspect something untoward, please state that ad quem, ad quo, ad quibus.

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Brendan Mullhall was Very close to Colm Mc Grady RIP. He ultimately controlled his life in Colm s last illness. Not a nice person. WM

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The clerical culture, as evinced on these pages, is so sad. Lonely men desperately tying to find some meaning and sense in their lives, particularly in terms of affection, love, relationships and being important to someone. That is the hobbling effect of enforced mandatory celibacy, leading men in to unhappy, isolated and very often dysfunctional lives, and, as we have seen, some in to abusive criminality. It is such a shame that otherwise decent men were led in to this kind of life when they were young and believed all the nonsense about prayer and relationship with God and Mary etc would sustain you, Well, as the majority know from their own lives, that is not the case. To take away or deprive someone of a basic human need such as affection / love / human warmth / relationship is controlling and abusive, and I think the Church in decades to come will have to answer for this destruction of so many lives. Just as they have had to answer for so many other sins and crimes that have been committed by the Church, in the name of the Church, and by priests and bishops of the Church.

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11.02 As well as The Garda Contribution some time ago, best comment ever and pertaining to the reason for the existence of this forum.

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11.02 ” A gaping wound in otherwise fruitful lives.” I wrote that in 1995 in my work for Roman studies at the Greg. Much the same sentiment as you so clearly express. Enforced celibacy is resulting in mayhem in a healthy and unhealthy sexualised culture, a changed world. Its like trying to get cats to swim.

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Yes, excellent insight. Now they’ll all start howling that they choose to be celibate, but as we all know from this blog, they don’t.

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@11.18 Professional well trained clerical & lay liars & scammers run the. A thundering endangerment from bottom to top.

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11.02 it must be remembered that they knew the well advertised terms and conditions prior to signing up for ordination. sadly these dysfunctional clerics and their demented evil supporters are an endangerment to the public whilst they refuse to leave the RCC and follow a more truthful and transparent existence. Please do not ask us to tolerate paedophile protectors and protectors who vigorously aid and abet all manner of wrong doing in the corrupt money obsessed RCC. They show zero integrity in the manner in which they treat victims.

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@ 11:02am
Guess who’s so sad? fortunately we don’t need to, as sad being her favourite word she uses it daily. Along with her usual sanctimonious gibberish, it really is all too sad.😥

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11.02: Occasionally we get high quality comments on this blog, well thought through, insightful, intelligent and challenging but without the usual insulting and degrading rhetoric. Thank you “so sad..”! It stands out compared to the proliferation of comments from Mr. Mulvihill! I agree with you about the clerical culture. It is so easy to fall into such a culture as mostly we are answerable to ourselves and because we live alone we don’t always notice the pitfalls and patterns of behaviour we may be trapped in. The absence of meaningful, intimate, nourishing human relationships and lack of a normal deep interaction with others is a sure recipe for personal dysfunctionality. Most of us are survivors through the unnatural expectations of celibacy which literally requires a denial of our sexuality and humanity. It is imperative for priests to look after themselves psychologically, mentally and spiritually. We are in very difficult times in the Church and in priesthood. Have I been damaged by being a priest and by belonging to the Church? Possibly in some ways but I ensure I keep a reality check on my life as best I can. Some are very wounded and need professional help. On reflection, I would be very loathe to encourage any man to choose priesthood unless he has worked for some time in the market place. There are too many variables and expectations in our lives and most of us are at an age where we’ve passed our high levels of energy, ability to be dedicated and are often in a spiritual abyss, not having imagination, vision or the power of sustainability.

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3.53 If you are not Joseph Mullins, you are very like him. Its the wounded and professional help bit, you are always at it, so together yourself. Marais for respite..huh. Only two dentists…..

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You mean like the clerical culture of bitchy comments, 3:53? 😉
It is nice when the rest of us get comments without that. You people really can’t help your urge to control and bitch can you. 🤣

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The clerical culture is more than simply patterns of behaviour…etc. Clericalism is a form of religious ideology to wield power which is destroying the Church. It is time to make a major change.

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Just like the Aristocracy selling up and moving to the Lodge house or gifting their stately homes to the National Trust. Selling off real estate is always a sign of terminal decline.

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Very sad to hear of the passing of Mr Seamus Tansey. Sincere sympathy to his family & friends. Amen

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Someone on Facebook seaid earlier today:
“Away from Kerry for a few days for three SE England funerals of three priest friends. Meanwhile I learn that a Kerry seminarian will receive diaconate in August. In time he will be our first priest in five years.”
Who is being referred to?

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Wonder what the property portfolio of Dublin equates to – approx – ballpark
Birmingham are shedding a load of property too – redundancies are a coming as is a raft of litigation for child abuse – Joe Quigleys victims are owed a massive pay out!!
With Mass going population at 22,000 down from 85000 I’d say that’s their only option – can’t see them thinking more creatively than sell the properties!!
The Vatican has a property portfolio of over 5000 buildings around the world and they have the nerve to collect Peters Pence from the poor!

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Yep, Birmingham is heading for big trouble. The new chief exec has been going on about cutbacks and redundancies. Collections are well down. Liabilities, including payouts, are up considerably. There is a moribund atmosphere about the diocese, old priests staying on and on, only to be replaced by Third World clergy, about which there should be considerable disquiet. + Longley, while pleasant, is keen for a quiet life and will not rock the boat. He leaves the distasteful stuff to others. The cathedral is closed most of the time, with very limited activities, but a considerable lay staff. The dean likes a quiet life, too ! So, all in all, it is quite a depressing picture. Perhaps the best thing is for it to fold, and see what new emerges. Maybe that is what the Spirit is leading us to. But, it’s bloody depressing in the meantime. I don’t even think they realise that the Commonwealth Games 2022 take place in a couple of weeks. I mean, it would demand some interest and effort, wouldn’t it. That’s not the modus operandi of Birmingham clergy.

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Nursey seems to be the lethargic type. Her exile to Brum from her London smart set has been a burden. Its Balti Houses and Peaky Blinder culture never appealed to her.

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@12.54pm You really are a disgruntled priest of brum diocese and you have it bad. You repeat the same old resentful mantra often on here including the names Bede, Sam Penney etc. Did someone pass you over for promotion or did you just realise too late that they don’t really give a shit about you Father?

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The 2020 financial statement for parishes gives tangible assets valued over €130,000,000https://dublindiocese.ie/2020-financial-statements/
Not gonna lie, for multiple properties in that area, with a number to spare, that to me seems way too low.

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What is a Distressed Sale?
A distressed sale refers to selling assets – such as property – very quickly and generally at a loss to urgently cover significant debts. A distressed sale is made when the seller is going through financial pressure and is in dire need of funds to meet urgent requirements. The proceeds from a distressed sale are used to pay for medical expenses, legal costs or other emergencies.

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I note that Fr Richard Sheehy is being moved from PP Glasnevin to PP Brackenstown, Swords, and also becoming an Episcopal Vicar. What a great and humble servant of the Dublin Archdiocese. When PP in Rathmines, he initiated a thriving Sunday evening Folk Mass, filled with young adults from all over the world. He was once a TCD chaplain, alongside Fr Paul (Murphy?) who moved to the US. He is also related to the late Conor Cruise O’Brien. Do you know him Bishop Pat? He is one of the good guys. Another priest in a similar mode is Canon Pat Browne (chaplain to the UK Parliament and PP in Pimlico, Westminster). Due to retire next year and probably return to Ireland to enjoy time with family and friends.

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1.40: Richard Sheehy is indeed a very good person and a dedicated priest. The Folk Group Mass has a tradition which predates Richard by many, many years. He built on what be was given. He was a very well respected Chaplain at Trinity, his father being a noted member of the legal profession.

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Are Folk Masses still a thing? More liked by the hip replacement demographic than by the hip, in my experience.

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Talking of property, why does the PP of Enniskillen want to demolish the parochial house and replace it with a three-bedroom house, when across the street the curates’ house has five self-contained flats (each with a kitchen, sitting room, bathroom and bedroom) but only one of the five flats is occupied. Peter O’Reilly could move into one of them.

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The three bedroom house will be for the permanent deacon and his Mrs when he’s upgraded when married priests come in. He tried to get one of the curate flats but was refused.

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How much will they get for Gaynooth? It’s worth a bob or two. The NAMA guy they appointed as Director of Property in Maynooth will surely get them a better deal than the last time, when the college sold a 999 year lease of the north campus to Maynooth University for a pittance and for far below its market value.

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3.25 I wonder if its sold, must any monies be returned to the English Crown. T’ would be lovely to think they would. Hope the British Embassy gets to hear of the sale if it comes around. The dirty deal between Irish Catholic Bishops and the English Parliament to keep European Enlightenment ideas out of Ireland 1795. It worked, the Enlightenment only hit Ireland in 1990/1991. Don’t they know it now!!!

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Ah yes Birmingham what a sorry tale.

Funny to think of them making lay staff redundant as they had a flurry of spend, spend, spend before the pandemic – plus their accounts show the CEO is on £100k and HR on £80k – considerably more than your bog standard PP!!
Easy to make others redundant whilst protecting your own dubious salary.
A recipe for disaster – but yes Nursey and the Dean both rather timid, cowardly men, ever keen for others to do the heavy lifting and take all the flack.
I swear Birmingham is populated by African, Indian and Asian clergy – the rest are old, tired and fed up and still more are active homosexuals running amok and living the dream.
Combine that with a disastrous IICSSA and Quigley and Jolly, Walsh, Taylor, Penny et al and you’ve got a dysfunctional organisation par excellence.
No wonder Pat Browne, Eddie Clare and John Gilbert and others got the hell out of Dodge.

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Not on the beaches of Northern Italy ( and absolutely no impropriety or anything other than healthy holiday 1993) . I was not there. Great fun guy..genuinely. WM

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He said action has to be taken and (rightly, imo) suggests ordaining married and women BUT doesn’t mention the elephants in the room so doesn’t really have a solution at all.

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OK, so you ordain women and married but that doesn’t solve the problem of the imminent demographic wipeout once the boomers and older go to their reward. The Novus Ordo is shockingly unpopular and its devotees have not passed on the Faith. There is nobody coming after them.

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” There is very little that boy doesn’t know.” That’s a direct quote from Sean Brady to John Connolly before he knew we well regarded one another. Friends. Another very good man. Has got sense now too.

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3.37: Fr. Aquinas Duffy is a realist. He is describing exactly what’s happening. A realist and also a very good administrator.

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“It necessary to state clearly that the Church…cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practise homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called ‘gay culture.’”
-CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION (2005)

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6.06pm
Paging the Bishop of Leeds, the Bishop of Kerry, the Bishop of Motherwell, the Archbishop of Westminster and the Archbishop of Armagh.

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Yesterdays blog update.
The Comms Director for the Scottish Bishops states that NO Archbishop or Bishop in Scotland has received the letter that was sent to Patricia Mckeever that appered on this blog from Father Stephen Dunn and it would be interesting to receive it from him.
Looks like a letter to the converted on Catholic Truth Scotland and a windoow of oppertunity on this blog too.

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Joe Mullan. John Collins. Donal Roche. Same class Maynooth. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Not in that order.

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OMG. The very mention of their names sends shudders up my spine, one is half decent one is pure weird and the third is a Northern bully

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8.54 Donal is half decent. John Collins is pure weird. Joe Mullan is a Northern bully. Would that be accurate ?

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The top story over at the The Pillar is “Monk alleges abuse – and retaliation – at Silverstream Priory” (Aug. 17, 2021). It has surpassed even the story about Jeffrey Burrill (Monsignor Grindr) in clicks. Is Tom Deenihan really hoping that the Silverstream / Mark Kirby / Benedict Andersen story is just going to disappear?

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Anon at 7.41pm

What was more interesting was Dom Benedict andersom gave a talk in Fota liturgical conference way back then as his name was listed as one of the speakers. Mother Burke was there as usual at that time.

Photos of him at fota liturgical conference out now at their website plus 2 videos as well.

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@8:22pm
This DG is on once again at his usual with his insulting remarks about that excellent Prelate His Eminence Leo Cardinal Burke. You’re such a bore you never stop with the same old insults, get a grip. There are plenty of others much more deserving of your insults.

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Who is running Dublin that the Clonliffe goons are gone?my local priest is fed up with questioners , building hope (code for more work he says) new policy’s on sacraments – it’s too much. And now he says we need more volunteers in the future. There ls no one left! No one seems to know what’s happening unless you read the Indo!

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The poisoned dwarf was only saying it at lunch on Sunday that things were very different in the term of Cardinal Connell

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Bishop Pat
Approximately 12/18 months ago there was a couple or so blogs on Wonersh Seminary. How do I find them please?

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If you go to google.com or google.co.uk you can search a particular site by putting its name in the search box with what you’re looking for.
In this case if you put in
‘bishoppatbuckley.blog wonersh’ in the search box you’ll find what you want.

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Limerick clerical changes, including retirement of Fr Frank Duhig and a PP going on sabbatical (MIA?)says:

Bishop Brendan Leahy has made the following Clerical changes, with effect from 10th September, 2022.
Canon Anthony Mullins, continuing as Vicar General and Co-Parish Priest in the Pastoral Unit of Abbeyfeale, Athea, Templeglantine, Tournafulla/Mountcollins, appointed as Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Ministry and Mission in the Diocese.
Fr. Éamonn Fitzgibbon, continuing as Vicar General appointed Episcopal Vicar for the Promotion of Synodality.
Canon Frank Duhig to retire as Co-Parish Priest and Moderator of the Pastoral Unit comprising of the parishes of Newcastle West, Mahoonagh/Feohanagh/Castlemahon, Monagea while continuing to assist in the Unit, and appointed as liaison priest for the pastoral care of priests of the Diocese.
Canon Anthony O’Keeffe to retire as Co-Parish Priest of the Pastoral Unit comprising of the parishes of Shanagolden/Foynes, Loughill/Ballyhahill, Glin, Coolcappa/Kilcolman, while continuing to assist pastorally in the Diocese.
Fr. Edwin Irwin to retire as Co-Parish Priest of the Pastoral Unit comprising of the parishes Knockaderry/ Cloncagh, Rathkeale, Ballingarry/ Granagh, while continuing to assist pastorally in the Diocese.
Canon Gerard Garrett appointed Moderator of the Pastoral Unit comprising of the parishes of St John’s, St. Michael’s, Sts. Patrick and Brigid’s and Monaleen.
Fr. Noel Kirwan, released from his duties as Co-Parish Priest and Moderator of the Pastoral Unit comprising the parishes of St John’s, St. Michael’s, Sts. Patrick and Brigid’s and Monaleen, and granted a period of sabbatical leave.
Fr. David Gibson, Co-Parish Priest in the Pastoral unit comprising of the parishes of St John’s, St. Michael’s, Sts. Patrick’s and Brigid’s and Monaleen, appointed as Parish Priest of the parishes of Rockhill/Bruree and Ballyagran/Colmanswell, and Moderator of that Pastoral Unit.
Canon Joseph Shire, Parish Priest of the parishes of Rockhill/Bruree and Ballyagran/Colmanswell, appointed as Co-Parish Priest in the Pastoral Unit comprising of St John’s, St. Michael’s, Sts. Patrick’s and Brigid’s and Monaleen.
Fr. Séamus Madigan, returning to the Diocese after his appointment as Head Chaplain to the Defence Forces, followed by a period of sabbatical leave, appointed as Co-Parish Priest in the Pastoral Unit made up of the parishes of St John’s, St. Michael’s, Sts. Patrick and Brigid’s and Monaleen.
Fr. Frank O’Dea, Co-Parish Priest and Moderator of the Pastoral Unit comprising of the parishes of Dromcollogher/ Broadford, Kileedy/Ashford, Feenagh/Kilmeedy appointed as Co-Parish Priest and Moderator of the Pastoral Unit comprising of the parishes of Newcastle West, Mahoonagh/ Feohanagh/ Castlemahon, Monagea.
Fr. David Casey, Co-Parish Priest and Moderator of the Pastoral Unit made up of the parishes of Kilmallock, Effin/Garrienderk, Bulgaden/ Martinstown appointed as Co-Parish Priest and Moderator of the Unit made up of the parishes of Dromcollogher/ Broadford, Kileedy/Ashford, Feenagh/
Kilmeedy.
Fr. Michael O’Shea, appointed as Co-Parish Priest and Moderator of a new Pastoral Unit made up of the parishes of Kilmallock, Kilfinane, Effin/
Garrienderk, Bulgaden/Martinstown, Ardpatrick, Glenroe/Ballyorgan.
Fr. Willie Russell, Co-Parish Priest of the Pastoral Unit made up of the parishes of Rathkeale, Ballingarry/ Granagh, Knockaderry/Cloncagh to be Co-Parish Priest of the Unit made up of parishes of Abbeyfeale, Athea, Templeglantine, Tournafulla /Mountcollins.
Fr. Derek Leonard, Co-Parish Priest and Moderator of the Pastoral Unit made up of the parishes of St. Nicholas’ and St. Mary’s, appointed as Co-Parish Priest and Moderator of the Unit made up of the parishes of Rathkeale, Ballingarry/Granagh, Knockaderry/Cloncagh.
Fr. Richard Davern, Co-Parish Priest of the Pastoral Unit made up of the parishes of Patrickswell/Ballybrown, St. Paul’s, Mungret/Raheen/Crecora appointed as Co-Parish Priest and Moderator of the Unit made up of the parishes of St. Mary’s and St. Nicholas.
Fr. Robin Thomas, ministering to the Syro-Malabar Community in Limerick, recalled to his Diocese to be replaced by another priest arriving from that Diocese.

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