FROM ARMAGH PRIEST:
“Pat, thank you for highlighting the wrongs of our church.
As a priest for over 25 years, I can confidently tell you that the majority of clerics are in it for the lifestyle, with no accountability, from the top down.
I have heard of sad cases, up to the present day, and like yourself, have informers here and there.
What is going on in my diocese and in many others I am sure is appalling.
I spent time on the Council of Priests and was sickened to my gut.
The good ones are dead Pat.
It is now a collection of gay man who can’t spent the money of young families quick enough on their elaborately furnished parochial houses, Mercedes, Jaguar and BMW cars etc. I intend to retire soon.
As for the younger clerics in Armagh; well, from bad to worse. As a Priest, I call on the public to do the wise thing, cut the money supply and choke the monster.
Then we might see humility”.
Is it not very sad that a serving Armagh priest has had to pen the above words to me via my blog.
Those who write off ALL priests forget about today’s priest and proests like him who are totally disillusioned and almost at breaking point.
He is preparing to exit.
I hope his exit will be possible and good for him.
I would want to support him.
I’m sure others would too.