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PRIESTS AND HOMOSEXUAL GROOMING.

https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/double-loss-in-court-for-alleged-homopredator

On Friday, the California Court of Appeal for the Fifth District handed down two separate rulings rejecting Harrison’s claims for defamation. The court reversed lower court rulings in Harrison’s favor and ordered that he pay attorneys’ fees and other costs in each case.

Harrison had filed the lawsuits in 2019 against Stephen Brady of Roman Catholic Faithful, a whistleblower group that exposes clerical corruption; and Ryan Gilligan, a former monk and associate of Harrison who accused him of homosexual grooming.

This makes Harrison’s third loss in court, after a judge in May 2021 dismissed his defamation lawsuit against the diocese of Fresno.

Harrison, ordained in 1987, is credibly accused by at least seven victims of homosexual abuse. In 2019, Gilligan was among several accusers who came forward publicly, leading to increased media scrutiny of Harrison’s case, including a 2019 press conference held by Brady’s Roman Catholic Faithful in California.

In separate defamation actions, Harrison sued Gilligan for his allegations and Brady for his comments about Harrison made at the press conference.

In both of Friday’s rulings, the court found that the comments made by Brady and Gilligan were protected speech:

Brady and his organization, Roman Catholic Faithful, Inc., work to uncover evidence of sexual misbehavior by Catholic priests and Brady claimed to be seeking the truth regarding these allegations. For the reasons set forth below, we conclude that the allegedly defamatory statements identified by Harrison are protected by the fair report privilege … .

And from the ruling on Gilligan’s case:

The impetus for the lawsuit is the claim by appellant that Harrison subjected him to inappropriate sexual advances, acted inappropriately with children, and sexually abused at least one minor child. … For the reasons set forth below, we conclude that the allegedly defamatory statements identified by Harrison are protected by the fair report privilege … .

“All I ever did was speak my truth,” Gilligan said in comments to Church Militant, “and all I want now is Craig Harrison and his attorneys to leave my family and me alone.”

On Friday, the California Court of Appeal for the Fifth District handed down two separate rulings rejecting Harrison’s claims for defamation. The court reversed lower court rulings in Harrison’s favor and ordered that he pay attorneys’ fees and other costs in each case.

Harrison had filed the lawsuits in 2019 against Stephen Brady of Roman Catholic Faithful, a whistleblower group that exposes clerical corruption; and Ryan Gilligan, a former monk and associate of Harrison who accused him of homosexual grooming.

This makes Harrison’s third loss in court, after a judge in May 2021 dismissed his defamation lawsuit against the diocese of Fresno.

Harrison, ordained in 1987, is credibly accused by at least seven victims of homosexual abuse. In 2019, Gilligan was among several accusers who came forward publicly, leading to increased media scrutiny of Harrison’s case, including a 2019 press conference held by Brady’s Roman Catholic Faithful in California.

In separate defamation actions, Harrison sued Gilligan for his allegations and Brady for his comments about Harrison made at the press conference.

In both of Friday’s rulings, the court found that the comments made by Brady and Gilligan were protected speech:

Brady and his organization, Roman Catholic Faithful, Inc., work to uncover evidence of sexual misbehavior by Catholic priests and Brady claimed to be seeking the truth regarding these allegations. For the reasons set forth below, we conclude that the allegedly defamatory statements identified by Harrison are protected by the fair report privilege … .

The impetus for the lawsuit is the claim by appellant that Harrison subjected him to inappropriate sexual advances, acted inappropriately with children, and sexually abused at least one minor child. … For the reasons set forth below, we conclude that the allegedly defamatory statements identified by Harrison are protected by the fair report privilege … .

“All I ever did was speak my truth,” Gilligan said in comments to Church Militant, “and all I want now is Craig Harrison and his attorneys to leave my family and me alone.”

“All I ever did was speak my truth,” Gilligan said in comments to Church Militant, “and all I want now is Craig Harrison and his attorneys to leave my family and me alone.”

Harrison posing for a selfie at a 2021 “Reflections for Women”

talk he gave to a packed house at Bakersfield’s Fox Theater

“I am very grateful,” said Brady in remarks to Church Militant. “This suit delayed all my other work to some degree, to say nothing of legal fees, which we now hope to recover.”

Brady has had to spend more than $100,000 in legal costs defending himself in this litigation.

“The best thing, as far as I’m concerned, is that now I can get back to my work without worrying about this nonsense,” Brady added.

“We are pleased with the two rulings issued by the Fifth District Court of Appeals finding that Craig Harrison’s separate lawsuits against our clients should both be dismissed under California’s Anti-SLAPP statute,” said attorneys Paul Jonna and Jeffrey Trissell, who represented Brady and Gilligan.

“California’s Anti-SLAPP statute was intended to dispose of frivolous and baseless lawsuits just like the ones Mr. Harrison filed against our clients,” they noted. “To disincentivize such baseless lawsuits, the Anti-SLAPP statute provides that a prevailing defendant’s attorneys’ fees must be paid by the losing plaintiff.”

“We will now seek to recover from Mr. Harrison the substantial attorneys’ fees that our clients have incurred during this process,” they added.

Multiple Accusers

The diocese placed Harrison on leave in April 2019 after a man accused the priest of abusing him when he was a 16-year-old altar boy. Other accusers also came forward, including Gilligan.

“I was in Fr. Craig’s inner circle from 2011 to 2016 and am a victim of his inappropriate touching, lies, manipulation and abuse of power,” said Gilligan in a public statement.

“I witnessed him being inappropriate with children, giving gifts/money, saying sexual jokes, touching, and being alone with them,” he continued. “I have also witnessed him taking advantage and controlling the lives of younger men entrusted to him that have had drug or alcohol problems.”

In a statement to the Bakersfield Police Department in May 2021, Gilligan related to police instances of Harrison’s alleged inappropriate activity, including:

  • Touching of genitals
  • Pornography
  • Telling of homosexual jokes
  • Blackmailing him to keep silent by threatening to reveal sins he confessed

In response, Harrison smeared Gilligan as a liar and an alcoholic. Gilligan stood by his claims and expressed little surprise that Harrison would try to discredit him by destroying his reputation.

Harrison was initially accused of abuse more than 20 years ago, in 1998, by a male teen who lived in the rectory of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Firebaugh. He claimed Harrison would inspect his genitals each night under the pretext that it would reveal whether the boy was doing drugs.

The allegation is identical to that of another boy who lived in one of Harrison’s homes for troubled teens.

Most of the alleged victims are Latino males from troubled backgrounds.GabTweet

A 2004 report obtained by Church Militant written by former FBI agent Tom Walsh quotes a former resident of one of the boys’ homes, who relayed that “every morning Harrison lined up all the boys who were residing in the house and examined each boy’s testicles with a flashlight. Telling them that by doing this he could tell if any one of them was using narcotics.”

Harrison’s alleged conduct is also identical to two other accusers who have more recently stepped forward, saying Harrison would also inspect their genitals, using the same reasons. Another accuser claims Harrison pinned him against the wall and rubbed his erect penis against him.

Most of the alleged victims are Latino males from troubled backgrounds.

The 2004 FBI investigator’s report goes on to detail evidence of at least one suicide of a boy who lived with Harrison. 

PAT SAYS

This case from the US is a strong reminder to us that many gay priests are involved in the deliberate “grooming” of young men in their parishes and communities, including and especially in Ireland.

This problem is a real facet of the priestly gay issues in the Archdiocese of Armagh and other Irish dioceses.

It has also being a feature of life in Silverstream monastery.

214 replies on “PRIESTS AND HOMOSEXUAL GROOMING.”

Pat I totally agree with your ‘Pat Says…’ today. Secondary schools in Armagh Archdiocese is too familiar to many priests. Young men in these schools are too impressionable. My sister is an RE teacher in Tyrone and was horrified at some of the stories she was hearing. My goodness there is one very true saying Pat: the truth will always out. It has. It is. And it will in Armagh. Our schools and churches need cleansed from at infestation of evil.

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40 odd years ago I remember a De la Salle brother absolutely beating the crap out of another brother he had found interfering with a student. In front of a class of 30+. Will never forget it

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Good. You would hope that attitude continued through the whole order but I’m frightened to search for ‘de la salle abuse ‘, because I just know it didn’t.

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5.40
Check my privilege, indeed.😅
I’ll take that deflective answer of yours as ‘no’.
There were phone boxes.
There were walk-in police stations.
Clergy and religious weren’t the only ones who covered up sexual abuse of children, were they?

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9.22

I wasn’t blaming the victims, but those who knew of the abuse…and didn’t report it to the police.

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no……at 11 years of age it wasn’t really top of my list of priorities

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The Roman Catholic Church appears to be rife with abusive members. It’s a holy show and a total disgrace.

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Pat there is a Priest in Belfast that befriends all the lower and upper sixth pupils by talking to them in the yard during break and meeting them at the chippy for their lunches each day as if he’s there ‘mate’.

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4.12 there should be no clergy in schools anymore after all they’ve done to innocent and most of them were back ed up and covered up for abs walked off Scot free. Few lay teachers can afford to risk their job, pension and career by reporting concerns, that’d be their career over and possibly framed themselves. Clergy are evil gossiper mongers and engage in slander and libel to cover up what goes on in their cushy number wealthy church.

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Well that’s ok presumably in a co-ed school if he befriends all* the pupils. But do you mean this occurs ( as if…..) in a single sex school?
Perhaps if you spent more time on your grammar (there/their) rather than fantasy allegations…..

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Catholic schools always top the league tables. Protestants, CINOs and athiests tell lies to get their children into them.

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4.12am: My Good God: what an hour to express a comment!! Was the wind and rain so awful? …I cannot believe that any priest would be seen at the chipper with a group of children. It is a very foolish thing for him to do in these days. I recall years ago when visiting schools how children spontaneously and innocently would run to greet me in the school yard. I was never comfortable with this so I ensured that my visit to the school never coincided with break times when children would be outside. This was long before any procedures were drawn up re: boundaries. Even with teachers in the school yard, I was uncomfortable. Teachers, parents, guardians, priests, coaches and all visitors to schools or working with young people have to exercise the greatest of care. I am shocked that any priest would behave in this way. The priest of course may be absolutely innocent.

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10.24
Why are you shocked that a priest could behave in the way you (apparently?) deplore? Have you been in a coma for the past 25 years?
This kind of behaviour (and far worse) is precisely what I, or anyone else, should expect from any of these clerical Christ-betrayers.
Educate yourself, in a great hurry, about romanist priests, or just stop being so self-delusional.
Frankly, your comment is downright embarrassing.

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10:24 You will be surprised to discover that there are all sorts of reasons people are up in the night, or do you imagine that if you call an ambulance at 4am you get an answer phone?
Of course the reality is the holy ones will take any pretend reason to reject criticism. No tell a lie, we must be fair. They accept criticism between 4:72pm and 4:73pm every year on the 32nd August.

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Homosexual grooming and predatory behaviour went on in seminary back in the day. I know for a fact. The clerical student who made advances towards me was known by faculty to have acted out before I entered seminary. He was subsequently ordained. The faculty knew of his predatory behaviour. The Church now has a pandemic of parasitic predatory gay men.

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@7.27 parasitic and predatory in every sense of the word targetting vulnerable and unsuspecting seminarians and parishioners for monetary and sexual gratification. The archive on this blog and elsewhere in other outlets dealing with church related abuse is hair raising – unreal to see it there confirming that nothing has changed, gotten worse if anything despite all the well publicised revelations that began to emerge decades ago starting in Ireland with Bishop Eamon Casey & Fr Michael Cleary.

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9:27
I agree. Some appalling stories are yet to emerge. I know of an MIA who ‘befriended’ a 15 year old. His mum contacted the bishop who patronized her while pumping her for details just in case of a possible court case.

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@12:27….in a typical sneaky manipulative fashion wants to know the name of the seminary. Why not ask? Faculty in an educational context means the entire teaching and administrative force of a university, college, or school or one of the departments of learning, as theology, medicine, or law, in a university. I am not telling lies. Are you a member of seminary faculty?

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“predatory behaviour went on in seminary back in the day.”
… but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Spare a thought as always for the Persecuted Seminarians of America.

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2:27, spare a thought for all of them to be sure Anonymy boy.
The Americans abhor abortion which is good but where is there outcry at the persecution of seminarians? America are leading the way in protecting the unborn baby in the womb. Maybe America can lead the way in protecting seminarians from harm? Is there an Episcopal leader anywhere in whom we can have confidence in to resolve these matters?

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4:51
‘Is there an Episcopal leader anywhere in whom we can have confidence in to resolve these matters?’ NO, Seamus.

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More testosterone in my bowl of Weetabix this morning than all of Thomas’s existence. Likes of him and Ryan should have been booted a long time ago.

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@7.41
This is not true. Thomas was clearly gay on arrival to Maynooth. He, Ryan, and a small free others gathered nightly in a room in Middle Sanctium nicknamed “the Brothel”. It was the room of a Kildare student who left after philosophy and is now in a long term relationship with his friend. What happened inside the door of that room – plush with cushions, velvet headboard etc etc is anybody’s guess. But the known practice was that no shoes were allowed in there on the rugs.. no socks was preferred.
The group were evidently all gay. How active Tom was when he arrived is anybody’s guess – but he was clearly interested. He was prob a late ‘explorer’. The group were nasty queens in that they took over junior house that year and set a new level of gay control. They set a clear foundation for what 10 years later had grown into “strange goings on” that were so prevailing that were out of control and over flowed into the media.

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Definitely, there seems to have been an awful rot (another rot) that set in from about 2005 onwards, evidently got even worse. Likes or Ryan and Thomas should just be given the boot no questions asked. Pair of Queens amongst many.

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@ 5.44
Father Thomas said just to ignore the comment as he was not sexually abused and never has been.
He is a celibate Priest and is not gay.
this is a personal attack on him by an ex semanarian.

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Rule of Life:

Don’t associate, be in the same room as, or seek counselling from a Catholic priest.

The vast majority of Catholic priests are homosexuals – bishops always, it comes with the job.

And so on…. the genie is out of the bottle: just read the Barnados report into Birmingham – get this, a sadistic sexual homosexual predator isn’t a danger to our children or a menace to society – No in Birmingham he’s “struggling’ and needs all the help and support we can give him – ah bless isn’t that so so sweet.

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@8.14 they are incredibly nosey even if no particular harm in some of them individually and almighty gossips they are.

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Pat
Keep at it. These gay cabals are rampant here in the West of Scotland.The Daisy Chain and it’s lay attendants think they are invisible. But more of the faithful are hearing about them and turning their backs on the shambles.You haven’t even scratched the surface. But as time goes on more will come out.
Sadly our new Archbishop, Bill Nolan, hasn’t taken this matter in hand as yet.
Keep at it Pat. You are bang on the money.

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@ 8.41
Archbishop Nolan is well aware of the daisy chain and others and is gathering the evidence but the problem he is facing is they are all uniting together and saying it is just malicious gossip and they only meet for dinners.
Archbishop Nolan needs Clergy to come forward confidential and let him know what they know, seen or heard so he can act on it and he will.Do not think he is all nice getting to know everyone he is ruthless as well when he needs to be look at his history in Motherwell and Galloway.
peodophile preist, sexual priest and thieving priest all gone with nothing and 1 got 9 years in jail another 18 months and he met all the victims that wanted to speak to him so it is no bother to him.
problem is he is a very Holy man and constantly turns to prayer.

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@ 9:58am
The malicious gossip of all gossips is answering her own posts, not a surprise as she does it frequently. Bunty Nolan is as ruthless as a kitten, as his history tells you, no different to the rest of his useless cohorts.

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It’s a lot of shite. The people who say there is such a thing are the ones who were first in after break to tell the teacher what happened in the playground. Thinking or imagining this going on is for their own gratification.

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@ 8:41am
OMG! Patsy I’m beginning to worry at your moderation skills. I thought you’d have recognized immediately yet an other trip from Fantasia from you know who, this time masquerading as a priest. Sadly she is only going to get worse as she slips deeper and deeper into Fantasia.

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10:35 Don’t be horrible. You can see the shortage of punctuation in the west of Scotland caused by over commenting on blogs and drinking Buckie. It’s a matter for prayer really because without punctuation they’ll be helping their Uncle jack off a horse instead of their Uncle Jack, get off a horse.

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@ 10.35
Pat should stop the bullying of you towars me because all i do is offer you prayers and good wishes but Pat seems to get a frill out of cyber bullying.
I will NEVER pretend to being a Priest as it was not to be my calling however I am proud to be a member of the Lay faithful and always will be loyal to pope Francis and his successor as for his Lordship archbishop William Nolan he has a huge intray and working his way through it although he has stated it will take him a year to get around the parishes.
all I ask is YOU stop the cyber bullying turn to someone else and I can only think that Bishop Pat allows you to blog is so that people see the real you.

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@ 8.41
Scotland does not have a Western Province as Church history would have told you the Western, Eastern, Highlands and Lowlands all went in 1878 then the Province os St. Andrew and Edinburgh was form with 4 suffragan sees and part of the Wetern area went there.
In 1947 Pius XXII formed the province of Glasgow with two suffergan sees.I take it your are taking about the province of Glasow, Motherwell and paisley as that is where the daisy chain opperate.
You will have Archbishop Nolan’s mobile and direct email so why not contact him with your concern however be rest assured it is on his to do list but priority is parishes and the Motu Proprio first.

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@ 1:04pm
I see you’ve been back on google again, no I don’t have Bunty’s mobile no or his direct email why would I. We know you do, they must be sick dealing with your constant trash. There hasn’t been a Pius XXII you mean Pius XII of blessed memory, you know nothing about whats on Bunty’s to do list but he will know about Auld Tarty’s message to you , that if you contacted him again he would call the Police.😏

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@ 12:51pm
I presume Patsy allows your comments on the blog so that people see the real you. Constantly asking people to contact Papal Nuncio’s, Bishops etc. as your never done doing it yourself. It’s not the first time you’ve commented calling yourself a PP!, Bunty’s correct title as Archbishop is Your Grace not Your Lordship I thought you would have known that. You forgot to google didn’t you.🙄

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4:53
Don’t be so silly.
By the time Pius XXII comes around frills will be in the Vatican museum like a relic from the past. Just like Trent is today.

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sure the daisy chain is based in his office – they are in control of the mail, the phone, the net and the complaints process

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@ 4.49
Archbishop Nolan informed him last week he is only now on short term as he seeks a replacement at Clyde Street.

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@ 6:15pm

Don’t you be silly
Vat.II is already a relic of the past, polyester degrades quickly thank God and it will be frills all the way. Viva Tradition!

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This behaviour is going on wide spread. Remember the priest that use to take boxing and karate clubs just to get near the teenage boys.

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@ 12:51pm
Oh get a grip ya stupid cretin, you just posted calling yourself a priest of the western province. Nobody is bullying you, but it is our Christian duty to bring you back to reality out of the fantasy life you create for yourself. As for your usual sanctimonious false piety about praying for me. You are never done contacting priests and slagging me off with your malicious lies. Do you think Patsy can’t read.

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1.52
As a former VG and Chancellor I can inform you an Archbishop or Bishop would never write he would inform the Police they would just do it as we seen with Bishop Keenan who was told not to waste Police time as Bishop Pat was contacted by the Scottish Police

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Gosh, really? How could someone who writes as poorly as you have been nominated chancellor?

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Both the original article and your title understate what this monster is accused of, which is not homosexual grooming.
The worst part would be sexual abuse of a minor. In which case he’s just another kiddy fiddling priest.
I wonder what the kiddy fiddler supporting cathbots will try to divert the conversation to today among the cries of ‘ThE aBuSe CrIsIs Is OvEr!’

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It’s the age of consent thing again. He went for 16 year olds to keep on the right side of the law. If, as gay campaigners demand, it was lowered to 14 or below, he would go for them.

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Your reminder that despite decades of being in the press Catholics still have no concept of
1. Consent
2. The law
3. Position of trust
4. Abuse
And still want to mansplain these things to everyone else!

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The Roman Catholic Church has a well documented history of inciting hatred against victims of church related abuse and wrong doing that file legitimate and proven complaints against their members.

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Whenever I’ve been in a one one to counselling situation with a Catholic priest – the conversation always leans towards sex and oh my God their favourite subject – masturbation- how many times, blah blah.
Grooming!

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WHY would you be in any situation alone with any priest ever if you consider your own safety?
As for counseling from them. Are you insane? If you can’t afford real counseling you can get trainee sessions at reduced rates or there are charities which offer sliding scales of fees, or even free

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Priests in charge of sodalities use the presence of other adults to lull one when they advertise their own “habits” to induce one to emit about any of one’s own. They have been placed there by the controllers of sodalities for the purpose. Answer: don’t join sodalities.

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The victims are almost always male and the predator is almost always a gay man but there’s uproar if you make a connection. The usual excuse was that it was simply because they had access to more males (altar boys and in schools). However, there are far more altar girls than boys nowadays, and very few schools now have priests on staff. Yet these reports keep emerging.

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Well it’s only like women are raped by straight men so straight men are the problem. See what I did there? No? Get someone to read it to you.
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Pat, it is clear that you are scratching uncomfortably close to the bone of many clerics In Ireland and elsewhere from reading the reactions their members post on your blog, there’s an awful more to be revealed. Keep up the good work.

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Can I just say I love the way he keeps bringing lawsuits, keeps losing them, and this keep attracting attention to him.
Perhaps he could try Mr Keenan’s solicitor and see if that would help.

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It would be cheaper if he just prayed away the gay. He should read the excellent testimonies of Rev Peter Ould the blogger, Anglican vicar and ex-homosexual who is now married with three children.

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Ould is hilarious. It isn’t unusual at all for men to identify their orientation differently through their life.

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Am I wrong but the pics of Harrison are all creepy – pics of Penny, Robinson (awful), Walsh and Jollie gives me the creeps – oh and that one of Wilson with the cake on I presume his ordination day – they look like weirdos and low life – a picture speaks a thousand words and by God do their pictures give me alarm bless!!

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Look at the mug shots of the following Oscott alumni and tell me that you were surprised when they were convicted:
1) Bede Walsh (boys)
2) David Goodstadt (girls)
3) Joseph Quigley (boys)
4) Matthew Jolley (boys)
5) James Robinson (boys)

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I’ve served mass for Bede Walsh and always found him cold and used to wonder why he would want any work to do with people.

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12:43 exactly. That’s because they’re not gay. Whenever this subject comes up the cathbot trolls try to create conflict by calling kiddy fiddling gay.

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Parents be warned – seminaries and the priesthood are no more than cruising highways just think Hampstead Heath on a Friday night – and less cottaging more presbytering and less a gay cartel more the last days of Rome.
Homosexuality is rife and probably an entirely gay profession – making cabin crew and nursing blush.
The perverse genius is they condemn homosexuals and see themselves as moral guardians – its so perverse it makes one dizzy and giddy.
BUT amongst the wolves are demons and high level criminals – who groom, stalk and harass.

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Priests who have a predilection for:
Working with the ‘youth’
Playing sports with kids (Penny)
Sex education (Quigley)
Ministry to altar boys
Camping and the Ourdoors
Choirs
Music
Chaplain to school
DRE and DSS
Claiming an expertise with working with children
Oh
Oh and first confessions – what a travesty an opportunity for grooming if there ever was one
Clergy are a menace – no wonder they remove their collars when there out and about.
The uniform of the paedo!!
Pope Francis is being exposed as acting like an out of control monarch – ordering phone tapping, surveillance and interceptions of mobiles in tracking down his own thief’s – only problem is the rule of law – has anybody told him he can’t just freeze someone’s account – he’s more Mafia Don than pope and they will probably still canonise him – a judge at Southwark Crown Court unfroze the accounts the Vatican froze – Jeez what are they like.

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Catholicks (deliberate misspelling) are entirely deserving of their priesthood and priests. They, and they alone (Oh! I forgot. God, too.), allowed the morally atrocious character of both by failing to protest, to demand change. Instead, they obsequiously deferred to men who preyed on children and to those who protected them.
How can any sane person declare the Catholic Church holy? How can anyone but a sneering kidder decare priesthood a sacrament?
Both are an utter travesty of holiness.
Anyone who donates even one penny to these evil institutions or people is complicit in their evil.

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God often holds her head in his hands and sobs into her plate of curried goat in the evening as she berates herself for having created a church like that. Trouble is I used to tell her to have another go and look what happened.

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12.41 – God holds her head in his hands? or is it his head in her hands? – can you explain. Do you every proof read your comments before sending to pat????

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3:19
God’s preferred pronouns are she/her.
Don’t be horrible to me because I’m ‘struggling’.

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3.14

That Sáty one? (The Divine smiles indulgently.😊) He gets his sassy quick wit from me.

That other quality, though … I was going to blame his mother, but then, remembered he doesn’t have one. So to speak, like. 😕

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9.21
Sorry, Sáty. I just love mind-bending teasers. The Romanists call it ‘mystery’, but they do have a tendency to overdress everything, even themselves for Mass.
It works the other way, too, you know: One-Of-Us-In-All-Three. I think philosophers call this ‘the ‘converse’, or something.
Anyway, it’s not all I crack it up to be, this Trinity thing. You know what they say: two’s company, three’s … The kids always gang up on me when there’s a moot point of doctrine. At least where you are, your word alone settles matters.
I wonder did I make a mistake when acknowledging myself and naming it ‘the Second Person’. There wasn’t a Third Person, yet…until I started loving the Second, and it loved me back. These things do take time. A work in progress.
Fond wishes,
Dad

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It says that parishoners lobbied the bishop on behalf of the monsignor, and the parishoners also said that the bishop was mad.

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12.02 Do you know that you need an address in USA to sign up for the San Francisco Chronicle? Curious. WM

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It is a paradox that two institutions that are fundamentally gay – the RCC and the Conservative Party – both seem to attract young gay may as their most active adherants. Look at Maynooth and look at Tory supporter Twitter accounts if you are in any doubt. All the gay Tory boys were out in force in support of Penny Mordaunt and all their young researchers and special advisers seem to be gay. Likewise every sem and new priest since about 2000. It’s very strange.

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The Tory Party introduced same-sex marriage and, under Cameron, had brief enlightenment and tried to become less nasty and embrace equality. However, both current candidates want to resurrect Margaret Thatcher and set the cause back, Truss more so. Even in Mrs T’s day, she tolerated Michael Portillo and Dr Liam Fox in the cabinet. However, her hatred towards homosexuals originated in the contempt with which she held Ted Heath.

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How can homosexual grooming be a feature of life in Silverstream Priory? The author of “In Sinu Jesu”, a work endorsed by Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Bishop Joseph Strickland, Mark Miravalle, Kevin Host, as well as a number of traditionalist blogs, is a monk of Silverstream Priory. Grooming at Silverstream defies belief.

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Anon at 11.50pm

These names of famous Catholic bigwigs that you mentioned as they fell for it re Kirby book. What was it that made them fall for it?

I take it that grooming stopped when kirby left silverstream 🤷‍♀️🤔.

Is he still in the land of Anne Frank?

An article in church militant made me raise my eyebrows re this comment : We can control the media, control the doctors, control the publicity given to the whole thing.

Link is here https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/leaked-phone-call-blows-cardinals-cover

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That’s absolutely wild and I’ll promise you something else: priests and bishops who get women pregnant will happily get them abortions.

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11:50, are you really that gullible? Fr Maciel had JP2’s enthusiastic support and was the darling of the conservative Catholic world.

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4.56 They will be screaming for Borris back. Particularly on this island. God preserve The Donald for next time around also. WM

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William at 6: Vladimir Putin would be a better leader than Boris, which is incidentally a Russian name of course.

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6.00pm Boris married a Roman Catholic in a RC Cathedral , that was the end of him for the men in grey suits. What did Boris really do that was so wrong ? Indeed as he pointed out, “The herd”……….enough said. A good man. An absolute c..t on the protocol.

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Can anyone guess Fr Ryan McAleer’s advice to my nephew after he told him he felt stress and pressure? Unpleasant but should be heard.

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2.14pm – Hunting with the hounds and running with the foxes? Interesting comment indeed.

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1.03 I have given much thought to what you asked me several days ago. In the context of what is now described, we must at least have a conversation. I am appalled if verity is attached to what has been outlined. Best done through the Bishop. No detail on this forum. Bill Mulvihill

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That v effeminate pretty boy who Elsie ordained last summer – Elsie, like Hume, likes to be around pretty boys, he is himself a triumph of style over substance. and that fella looks to me like he’s both being groomed and a groomer.
The VEC and Beda positively whiffed if not stank with the fetid stench of repressed and often unrepresssed homosexuality when I was there.
They didn’t seem to have eyes for the girls just the boys!
And the Rector seemed like a queer Madam showing of his resident talent – the fragrance of the homophile is putrid in an ecclesiastical context.
Elsie knows it and turns a blind eye as does Stock – Hume was appalling – his biggest concern was fuck who you like but for Gods sake dear boy be discrete.

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Fr Alex (Lexie) Balzanella – now gloriously reigning in Holly Rood Parish, Watford.
Check him out on Youtube lads…….

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Corrupter of Boys by Dylan Elliot is all about Grooming – as old as the clerical caste, always will be, will never change – celibacy the device, hypocrisy the fuel and homosexuality the vice.
Simples.

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1:51 Amply demonstrating the cathbots acceptance of sex with children and inability to see it is different from normal adult sexual relationships.

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The other thing I really love about the comments here is the way the faithful try to start a row by conflating gay sexuality with kiddy fiddling and just end up reinforcing the public perception that they’re all paedophiles.
Life lesson for today: psychopaths self sabotage.

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Next week, I shall find the man who is homeless in Ennis, abused by the clergy and the judiciary. WM

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@5:52 Whisht you lying piece of 💩. Ger never lived in my house. He only used it as a pit stop on his way to his other girlfriends’ houses.

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@6.07 are you incapable of replying without (lame ass) personal insults?
Sorry but you stated earlier on this blog that GF stayed with you – you said you got to know him well, his favourite foods etc when he essentially lived with you. You cant get your story straight, can you?
This is farcical. Leave the man alone and stop mortifying yourself in two counties

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@7:28 You deliberately make a comment to antagonise me and then you expect me to stay silent and use nice language? Not on your lame ass Father. You attack me, I attack you back, comprendo?
The priest stayed at my place (in his own room) but never for longer than one night at a time. He had too many other places to go and ladies to see 😜.
I won’t stop at two counties Todd. I’m going for all the 32…wait and see 🍿

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5.52 it’s understood he inherited family home. A fresh start for him back on home turf and his book out on Castleconnell history now.

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10:49 A fresh start for Fr Ger in his own house…really? Do you know how many times Ger complained to me about his brother who lives in the same house with him? Shall I expand? 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
I’m sure they get along very well….just like in The Odd Couple 🤣. If Ger hadn’t gotten so damn COCKY in Cloughleigh, he would probably still be living on his own.
I’ll be sure to recommend “Castleconnell in the 1800’s” to all my friends and acquaintances; after all, my photography work is included in the publication. I even told my friend who owns The Celtic Bookshop in Limerick City all about it…tell Ger to drop a few copies down there when he gets a chance.

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@10.49 thats good news. Hopefully this is the beginning of a turnaround in fortune for Ger. He has sinned, but who hasnt?

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@2:35 Maybe he can sell off the house and finally pay off his debt to Michael Collins.

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@2:35 A RC priest who sins against women parishioners, against his Bishop, and against the Pope himself and continues on lying and behaving in the same way will not have a turn in fortune. He has shown NO remorse to his victims and continues to waste church money by taking this to canon trial. He is on extended leave doing whatever he damn well pleases and getting paid. Fitzgerald should resign but all he cares about about is milking the church for as much as he can get. No blessing in that.

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Bill he was not abused by clergy and the Priest being accused of this is Father Tom Ryan VF.
It is not true others are using this for their own agenda.
When in Ennis Bill come and meet Father Tom.

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5.15pm Not a chance but thank you for your comment, I am grateful. My interest in people who are homeless is 40 years now despite what several of my detractors put up here recently. Shameful individuals who view the Gospel imperatives from their presidential chairs or their well appointed armchairs. Don’t fuck with me.

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2:50 I have some info for you about that. I’ll send my msg to Pat and he can pass it on to you. Karen

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8.45: Bill, are you homeless? You seem to be somewhere different every day…Just asking!! Were you left penniless after leaving the presbyterate? Also, you poke your nose unnecessarily into everyone’s life. Obviously, you have no gainful employment…RE: homeless man in Ennis. Just go and help him and stoo boasting or using his misfortune to dishonestly make accusations about a priest’s response. You are depending on gossip and hearsay.

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The Archbishop of Glasgow has made some more changes. One of which is the changing of a reputed senior member of the Daisy Chain. Not a minute before time. He has become the subject of gossip in the parish and a laughing stock according to a relative. She has stopped going to mass altogether on Sundays because of the hypocrisy
Go Bill go!
There’s plenty more to be sorted.

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4.01
He is my new parish priest he will be at home from one park to the other.
Time to move parish so I will just go to St. Pat’s

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Nolan has told him he is also short term as Chancellor it seems he said it on Sunday and it is on St. Helen’s Facebook Mass page.
He has also to get the 58 year old ordained last Friday as a curate short term at St. Peter’s.

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4.01 the hypocrisy of these clerics is puke inducing, better ways to spend her Sunday, set up a lovely little altar and candles at home. Nice and peaceful.

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He will only be a stones throw from the Kelvingrove Park
That’s the park where that retired Glasgow priest Tony Sweeney was alleged to have met a rent boy who then blackmailed him
As we say here in Glasgow Pat “ You just couldn’t write it”

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Partick Pat.
They are all near the famous Queens Park doorstep so it will be home from home.
St. Helen’s, Holy Cross and the SSPX cheerleader.
You should hear his speach on Sunday on their facebook this weekend is not for crying that will be 18th September his last Sunday.

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@ 6:20pm
Partick Pat yar arse it’s Ardeer Nettie who thinks she can bilocate.shes never away from trolling Queens Park but she’s wastng her time the punters get off their mark on sight of her and make a run for it, screaming The Beast! The Beast!

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The Blogger who told me my comments on Gardai of a particular ilk were “disgraceful” should consult the RTE news site NOW before the piece is taken down. State Empolyed thugs are that particular cohort of the Gardai. WM Croatian Police are all State Employed Thugs.

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5.38 Guard will be sentenced tomorrow. A terrifying individual for what he did to a female cancer patient.

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The two main stories on RTÉ News this evening: The passing of David Trimble, an important architect of the Good Friday Agreement. The Pontiff apologises to the indigenous community in Canada.

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I did tell Tommy Mc Geough RIP, a very good man, that if Brady continued as he was doing, that I would make Pat Buckley look like Florence Nightingale. He would have telephoned Brady as soon as I left his company ( 2012). A very good man. It may well come to pass. William Mulvihill

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Brady was on manoeuvres in Maynooth on Saturday, with the Knights and Dames of Malta. I wonder if their chaplain, Dean Kennedy, turned up? On Facebook the other day, the Dean revealed that he celebrated his First Mass in the Pauline Chapel in the Apostolic Palace and had a private audience with Paul VI. He was already being marked out for greatness.

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I am from Ennis and i have respect for the homeless but this person that you speak of has zero respect for anybody and he did call the PP a Mother fucker. There was a time i would give him a few euros or get him something to eat……no more.

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I do hope Trudeau throws the kitchen sink at Bergoglio before he leaves Canada. ( I hope his wheelchair has new tyres.

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It won’t be reported much, even if Trudeau gives him what’s what. Teflon Frank gets an easy ride from the itchy ears media, who love him. He’s not a sign of contradiction.

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6.25: Bill, someone should throw the sink at block head Trudeau. He’s a pathetic prime minister. Have you watched his performances in parliament? Below zero ability and a disastrous parliamentarian who has zero oratorical skills. You can have him. Trudeau at least doesn’t have your ignorant manner or hate filled attitude.

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8.26 You can catch Fr Manus Bradley Montreal on YouTube spouting his hypocrisy about RC ethics while he swans around Quebec with his long term partner. Bradley is X Derry or Londonderry as he prefers. Have you heard that Yoko os on her ono ?

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Fidel Castro is Trudeau’s biological father. His mother and Fidel became acquainted during a visit to Cuba by Trudeau senior and his wife.

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10.14 They are not secrets just like Obamas. He enjoyed that run in The Park with Leo, it was so evident he was really enjoying himself.

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Pope Fanny’s wheelchair is an embarrassment. It’s like something occupational health would give you. At least JP 2 had that sedia gestatoria device on wheels.

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It’ll have been placed humbly in the hold of his humble chartered Alitalia, that gets through 4 litres of fuel a second.

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8.43 You know the wheelchair bound pilgrim went to Lourdes hoping for a miracle and to walk again. When he was nearing immersion in the baths in Lourdes in his wheelchair he made an earnest prayer for healing. When they wheeled him out of the waters, there was no change to his legs……but there were two spanking new tyres on his wheelchair !!!!!

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Dear Readers…
Last week I detailed my disgust at the state of my diocese – Armagh, as a serving priest there for over 25 years. I stand over my comments, and pray that we receive better leadership soon.
Isn’t it telling of the internal schism and meltdown my diocese faces as Clerical Appointments are yet to be finalised and published. There is no authority, and even less in the way of a moral compass in Armagh.
Again, I take comfort from the noticeable fall in financial uptake, particularly in the wealthy parishes – one in particular receives less than 25% of its envelopes back each week. The lives of excess are only being paid for by the little people.
What of our scandalous Missing In Action (MIA) priests? Where have they hidden? Questions for the boss – but little the way of a reply…

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10.11 their influential “friends with benefits” contribute along with a dwindling number of elderly innocents of modest means and a few miscellaneous rogues like themselves who are hoping to buy their way into heaven.

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10.11 (1) noticeable fall in financial uptake (2) “little people” (3) “the boss” I have been wondering could it be you, I am now sure it is. Good man…and brave. I hope the poet in you has found expression, that is not a question or a statement, it is a marking found in stone, I hope you understand. Keep going in the right direction, and regards to the Lady of Great Wisdom. Bill Mulvihill

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Jesus, Mary and the Holy Spirit were sitting on a cloud discussing potential holiday destinations. “What about Bethlehem?” asked the Holy Spirit. “Been there, done that”, said Jesus. “Why not Jerusalem?”
“Not again”, replied the Holy Spirit. “How about Lourdes?”
“Brilliant!” said Mary. “I’ve never been there before!

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10.12
I tell that one every time we gather for a messianic banquet; it’s my post-prandial partypiece. Being God, I can make the others forget they’d heard it before, and I do. Always raises the heavens, that joke.

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A rather depressing homily delivered in Maynooth recently by the Archbishop of Armagh. He says the 200th anniversary in 2029 of Catholic Emancipation in Ireland will draw down the curtain on the Church in Ireland as we have known it, and he is scarely more optimistic about how things will be by the time of the Patrician Year in 2032.
https://www.catholicbishops.ie/2022/07/23/archbishop-eamon-martin-our-synodal-pathway-stepping-forward-in-communion/

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11.09 I wonder who scripted that for him. They certainly knew what they were about. Pity the homilist has not integrated what he read aloud.

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They say the late William Wright funded you Pat as he was always an anti Catholic bigot like the Paisleys. He had a dislike for the Catholics but nobody has the balls to say it

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2.50pm. I’m sure you would love to have him at your home…..not. He is an arrogant man.. He and others were hanging around the cathedral sitting on the wall with their cans, pissed while people were going into mass or just to say a prayer. This had become a regular occurance and when he gets drunk which is pretty often he is extremely arrogant and rude. As i said in a comment earlier this morning i have great respect for the genuine homeless people and i have given this guy money and food in the past but my God never ever again and he called the PP a Mother fucker wrongly. Tom Ryan is a tough man but he has been more than patient with the carry on let me tell you. It wouldn’t happen in any other town what happens in Ennis outside the church. So William when you meet this guy in question you can get back to me here and we will see what you have to say then. Tis easy talk. You don’t live here everyday to see the behaviour of this person.

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