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People often ask me what my “legacy” will be.

Some even suggest or worry that this blog will be my legacy – and that it will not be a good legacy

But even the most famous of people are eventually forgotten or not talked about very much.

And, as Christians, should we not be more worried about our Judgement than our legacy?

At the same time I do understand that we do leave our mark on the world.

In the old days when it was normal to leave your empty milk bottles on the doorstep at night I always marvelled at the little silver trails left behind by the garden slugs.

And I’ve often thought and said:

“If the humble slug leaves its mark on the world then so should we”.

I have always loved Wordsworth’s lovely words:

“The greatest part of a good man’s life are his little, unremembered acts of kindness and of love”.

This comforts me because no matter what faults I have, and I have very many, I have always being very careful to do little acts of kindness and love.

And sometimes people remind me of something I did for them 30 years ago – something I have completely forgotten about – and say a little prayer that when God is finished totting up all my sins – he may go on to take note of the good I did.

Legacy – I think there are probably two aspects – what others think of you after you have gone – and what you think you have achieved with your life yourself.

OTHERS

I think we make a great mistake if we live our lives to please others.

People are so fickle. One day they will love you and the next they will hate you

So I think the best way to live your life is to think, speak and act as you would if Jesus Himself was there and watching you intently

The simple but also profound catch cry- WWJD – What Would Jesus do – is a very good guide for us Christians.

But I suppose people could make that very subjective.

Some people believe that Jesus always sends gay people to hell.

Others, like me, believe Jesus loves gay people as much as he loves all others.

I regard myself as having an enlightened and educated conscience.

And so I try and act in accordance with that.

When I’m gone some will pop a bottle of champagne 🍾.

Others will remember me kindly.

And maybe Lin-Manuel Miranda is right?

WHAT I THINK

There are very few Nelson Mandela’s or Martin Luther King”s in the world.

Most of us leave a small mark in a small place, of any mark at all.

I count my blessings:

I have lived till three score and ten when three of my younger siblings have perished.

I have kept my Christian faith – by God’s grace.

I’ve stayed loyal to the priesthood for 46 years.

I’ve stood by my principles and convictions in the face of often fierce opposition.

I have tried to do all the good I could have done.

I sincerely regret all the mistakes I’ve made and all the sins I have committed.

I am unbelievably grateful to be still alive, still relatively healthy and still enjoying my vocation to love God and serve people.

Enemies will always see your legacy differently from your friends.

The Oratory – and I – already have a grave with a headstone on it.

There is already a quote on it which says:

Conscience is the aboriginal vicar of Christ”.

You could have a worse epitaph and legacy than:

He followed his enlightened and educated conscience”.

MALACHY THOMPSON NO LONGER SUPERIOR OF ROSCREA CISTERCIANS.

MALACHY THOMPSON

COMMENT ON YESTERDAY’S BLOG

Has anyone told Malachy? He is still behaving like an Abbot! I have been told by a housemaster in the college that he has sent a 4 page letter to the school management about his expectations for the next academic year. The principal has been complaining about him to teachers and how he interfered in the timetabling of classes. He is still directing the board of governors about finances and fees. Malachy likes to be in charge, he will not surrender easily. The ‘resignation’ is a joke. Do not fool yourself.

In spite of the above it is good news to hear that Malachy Thompson has resigned as superior of Roscrea.

He was a close ally of Richard Purcell.

It looks to me as if the new Abbot General and his council have finally decided to clean out the disgraced Irish Cistercian stable.

We will watch the progress carefully.

268 replies on ““PAT – WHAT WILL BE YOUR “LEGACY”?”

Vanity vanity all is vanity – says the sage.

Wise words indeed – we are dust and to the dust we return.

We are all forgotten in a 100 years or less – politicians, celebrities and clergy are hear today gone tomorrow.

Nelson Mandela was a communist atheist and Martin Luther King a serial adulterer – great men? Probably but flawed and in time lost to history.

Are you OK bishop Pat? I hope your blog continues after your dead and gone. Succession planning? Will there ever be another Pat?

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10.15: Sir, it’s true as you must well know, the “least” of God’s people will be the favoured: the ones who live the Beatitudes, the ones who truly have a place for God in their hearts . Thank God I meet them in my work and they inspire greatly. It is these men and women – God’s saints – who deserve our admiration and praise. Their legacy is amazing, more than most clerics, including that of any bishop!! Archbishop Romero is my hero. We will all be forgotten in time but what matters is God’s mercy, love and kindness and hopefully we live lives worthy of such gracious mercy.

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2:07:
The least…
But Archbishop Romero…
No contradiction in your comment at all!
The real point of your comment was to say how wonderful you are wasn’t it. 😂

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4.08 and 7.29…Tough…Your responses are frequently absurd. You don’t do “intelligence” well..

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Pat
You’re def a man of principle and can rest easy in your bed each evening and not be worrying about a positive legacy .
I take my hat off to ya !
Keep up the good work

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Pat, I know you won’t print this but you will see it nonetheless. It is astonishing that you would print such a blog piece that fails to recognise the cruelty, nastiness and spitefulness that characterises so much of what you do. You truly are spiritually blind and you have set out to destroy people- often innocent people- due to your vendetta against the RCC. You have used innocent people as weapons and have caused such damage and hurt- not only to these people but their families. You have absolutely no humility and are a vicious and cruel person. May God have mercy on you- much more than you have had on other people.

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Why not meet and talk? If I have wronged you you I will apologise personally and apologise publicly on this blog – even without naming you.

My desire is not to hurt.

Sometimes “the hand that hurts is the hand that heals”?

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But Pat those you have abused (or allowed others in the comments to abuse) wouldn’t trust you.

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Pat- I wrote the initial comment- and would be keen to meet you. I would like to give you a sense of teh harm you have done by believing in untruths and reporting them without checking the actual facts. Perhaps I will find the strength to meet you- but I am still too nervous. Your hurtful hand certainly did not heal- though it may well have done had what you said been the truth.

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I will meet as soon as you feel able.

You will be meeting someone very different than you imagine.

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10.17 Victim blaming will get you nowhere, Father. The purpose of this blog is to provide support and a voice to church suppressed victims of corruption, abuse and criminality in the Roman Catholic Church. Complicit clergy and their lay cohorts continue to abuse trust, they never learn because they are addicted to abusive behaviour, it’s like a drug to them, greedy and evil they are.

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Your comment says apt more about you my friend and it does about me.

Your vocabulary seems limited?

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10.39 My personal experience of Bishop Pat is that he most definitely VERIFIES information before it is published on this blog and it is very disingenuous of you to suggest otherwise.

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11.11 Name one person Pat Buckley has destroyed ? Name one innocent person who has been hounded by this Blog . Some of the other adjectives you use apply to the dynamic of this pugnacious place but is that not an extension of the human nature of all involved, we can be heroic and beautiful, we can be horrible and bad, thats the the way this life of flesh runs. Name them, he innocent and destroyed ? For example, there is little I don’t know about Martin Mc Alinden ( he and Mc Areavey had a complicated “friendship” Mc Arevey pursued him), I have never and will never reveal it in his case, but the clamour to his defence here was a nonsense, not one untruth published about him, Pat just did not have the half of it. Do you always choose 11.11 deliberately to comment ? William Mulvihill

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10.10am Well said Bill. This blog incenses abusive clergy & their cohort because they’ve become so accustomed to getting away with so much for so long. They relish their privilege & their powerful networks to enforce silence on victims & their positions & ability to cover up all manner of wrong doing is their bosom buddy. Bastardos & bitchettes they are for what they continue to do.

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Patsy, you and I have clashed many a time and will again no doubt, because we don’t agree on a lot. One thing we share is a sense of humour, that’s what I’ll remember, but since we’re the same age I could be away before you.😉

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Ha, ha Bella! 😅😅 Clash with Pat? 😄 A-ha, ha, ha 😁😁😁 You’d clash with Jesus himself if he popped into your dingy, dark living-room for cup of weak, watery tea from a multi-used teabag, so you would. Ha, ha, ha, ha 😂😂😂 (Crying with laughter now.)

You’d better hope, Bella, that when Armageddon comes, you won’t be the only semi-human left alive, cos you’ll go insane in your forced silence. (Roaring with laughter. Sides are tearing apart. Oh, Jeez! It’s pain and pleasure in one go.😅😄😂😢😀😅)

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Stop this dance of the seven veils, Bill. If you’ve something to say about someone, spit it out or stay silent. The nudge nudge, wink wink stuff you go in for, in which you drop hints and clues of wrongdoing, are as damaging as if you just said it loud and clear. You have just calumniated Bishop McAreavey and the late Fr McAlinden by referring to their “friendship”. Be a man and say what you have to say boldly, and not like a gossiping schoolgirl.

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Even as I was reading the blog post I was thinking that someone would comment to this effect. Catholics™️ think a conscience is only educated if it agrees with their interests.

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Patsy have you not received my reply to the lowlife evil oul gossip @1:50pm? I can send an even stronger retaliation if you like. I know you wouldn’t want your legacy to be besmirched by accusations of partiality.

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6.33 Invictus…the poem….read it !!! I have “calumniated” no one. What I know about that bishop and Martin Mc Alinden I heard from Martin himself. Mc Aliden did Ronan Drury at my ordination: in other words he did a commentary for the ceremony. I knew Martin Mc Alinden well..he was a very good man, should never have been appointed to Maynooth for the reasons best know to me. No, I won’t tell you anything you anonymous coward. Schoolgirls whatever they do in the school yard are a lot more mature than you.

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11.11 What is your definition of “innocent people”? If your name appeared on this blog then there was a good reason for it.

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10.25. Exactly, well said. But do not forget that they & their cohort have had decades and centuries of doing what they like to vulnerable people & getting away with it.

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@11.11
You conveniently overlook your complicity in being part of the Roman Catholic Church that is openly resolute through its actions & inactions in its daily endeavours to vigorously defend its ongoing indefensible abuses. Your self entitlement and outright arrogance is beneath contempt.

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Yes, of course he would. As an expression of utter and absolute contempt for its unapologetic, criminal and unchristlike conduct, @ 11.59.

Stick around and be educated.

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It’s a bit difficult to know what to call it because the Catholic church is holy and the RCC isn’t. If you say Church of Rome that is of course what it is, but like Romanist or Romish church it sounds too Protestant.
Probably best to call it The International Criminal Cult Based in Vatican City.
TICBIVC for short.

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4:17, I was trying to get the word Catholic out of it because they debase it so much and because it drives them wild when you use it for anyone but them.
You, for example. 😇

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Well I was in the Ivy the other day and there were two priests very obviously on a date. They didn’t hang around and left quickly for, er, dessert.

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10.29 I love to see 2 priests out together enjoying themselves, at least when you can actually see them together in a public place that’s 2 less that’s not doing something unmentionable to some victim somewhere.

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Pat, you’ll have left a reasonably good legacy as I believe all of who try our best to live good, human, decent and Christian lives, where appropriate, pleasing to God, will do. As priests we have a particular ministry. Some have distorted, degraded and destroyed the ideal of priesthood because of great spiritual and moral failures and devious, evil corruption. I wouldn’t even begin to imagine my legacy, for to do so might appear vain, presumptuous and arrogant. I leave all such concerns to others. What gives me a sense of fulfilment are the moments when people express gratitude for kindness shown to them in a myriad of different situations, 15/30/ 35 years ago or today or yesterday or a month ago. I reflect on the many encounters Jesus had with so many and how he “changed” people for the better, always giving them their dignity in the eyes of God, their self worth and new beginnings. While Jesus Christ is our only template – he alone – I haven’t always lived the true ideal but HE is our model. While I believe you were and are too condemnatory and harsh at times and often merciless but you have unearthed hidden scandals, sought the truth, stood by victims and survivors and made life very uncomfortable for many (in the right way). You reached the turning point at a junction of your life and became an uncompromising voice for the many who are hurt, excluded and marginalised. You have clearly expressed the thoughts of many clerics at times giving us food for thought and challenging us hugely. While I’ve disagreed with you in your style and approach, which at times has been most uncharitable and un-Christ like, unnecessarily so at times, in essence, to paraphrase Shakespeare: “..you’ll have done the Church and society much good.. ” And life goes on…

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@10.19
Clerical Control freaks must be “heard”!
Plenty free spaces in the church car park at mass time this morning as usual.
You should charge clerics for venting space on this blog that they are hogging & conveniently overlooking it had to be implemented by you Bishop Pat to support voiceless, suppressed and censored victims of Roman Catholic Mafia.
Bastards not Pastors is what the Roman Catholic clergy are for how they shamelessly obstruct justice.

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10.19: You have nothing useful or worthwhile to say. Ever. Always your cliched, vacuous, unintelligent few words. Meaningless.

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Hands up all the clerics who want everyone to shut up because they think they’ve got something important to say. 🥱

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@11:34
You sound so narcissistically condescending. Pretentious. And, above all, a navel-gazing, utter and insufferable bore with your trite twee.
God be good to your poor, Cross-burdened congregation.

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Quit the stable that’s populated with those that expect you to be okay with
something that they wouldn’t be okay with if it was done to them.

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All the people and families that you have helped over the decades will remember you fondly Bishop Pat. And even if some of them forget, your conscience is clear because you know that you genuinely tried to help where you could.
That’s all anyone can do.

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I surely write from ignorance of what you surely have already posted, but recording some sermons, perhaps posting on social media, can make for a fine legacy. The efforts for victims is surely overwhelmingly to your credit, and that some post unsuitable comments does not obviate that. Anyhow, hearing someone speak can give a better insight into someone than a pile of their books which have gone through multiple editors and checkers.

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Malachy Thompson is yet another clerical control freak and a bully with no conscience, few will miss him or some of the types their disgraced riding school produced.

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10.07 Ask the Cistercians, they’ve advertised it with ‘shotgun start’. Not up to anyone else on here to speak for them.

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Is this from the Cistercians or someone having a laugh? If genuine it is a drink induced escapade. The lads in the monastery need to stay if the liquor late at night.

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College Boardroom
12.00 noon
Sunday September 4, 2022
&
Installation of Union President 2022/23

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Where is he being installed? Typical pomposity of private school. The “College boardroom” filled with elderly red headed gammons and the women handing out the tea and ham sandwiches. All very 1955 lads. Close up shop.

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Entry Requirements for Vocations:
To be a practicing Catholic, who has an attraction to prayer
Good physical and mental strength
Spiritual and emotional maturity
At ease with solitude and silence
Have the capacity to learn from others
Be willing to adapt and grow within the monastic environment
Ready to meet the challenges of community life
Aged between 20 – 50

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Hello Malachy! I see your preferences are men aged between 20-50 with good physical strength. Please clarify what you mean by adapt and grow? Is this a prerequisite for the monastery kitchen ? Regarding the capacity to learn from others, what would you expect people to learn ? The solicitude and silence would be welcome.

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Pat you won’t have a legacy and you do not have an ego to believe you will. I think you will be like Queen Elizabeth II, Cher and Cockroaches; when the world ends, all you 4 will still be alive. Many happy returns x

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Your legacy will be covering up the gay love stories, the clergy that impregnate women and leave them to have a miscarriage on their own – and your Afghan rugs for your successor

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Modeh Ani. Bishop Buckley, the good you have done goes on forever. Not one thought ever thought through human history is lost to or in God. Legacy is a human concept . Kindness is the framing of the Divine in human living. You have framed the Divine often and extensively. WM

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we have in the writings of Rousseau, and the Abbe Raynal, a loveliness of sentiment in favour of liberty, that excites respect, and elevates the human faculties; but having raised this animation, they do not direct its operation, and leave the mind in love with the object, without describing the means of possessing it.
Taken from:
The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine. Progressive Publishing Company, London, 1891. Rights of Man, page 51

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7.10 Two company men but very different people. I would say Hugh Connolly is most probably moving towards the Buckley Ecclesiology now because of his nasty experiences from the RCC. The other buck is a different story, posterior licking got him where he is and he’s not done yet. Regards to Aidan O Boyle who could have but didn’t trump both of them. ALL DETERMINED BY GOMBEEN BRADY. William Mulvihill

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Pat, have you heard that Paul Callan has finally be given a parish by DLF? And he’s not even PP! Curate is a Northside parish….oh how the mighty have fallen

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Princess Alice of Greece and Denmark, for me, has left a legacy to inspire faith and belief that will always endure. Everything about this woman and her story speaks of God. She suffered more than Jesus Christ in her life and had to go on living, no death and resurrection for her within a week. People like her live all over the world quietly and never make the news. Perhaps Reader, even your own mother or father, maybe particularly your child in the Great Ormond or the Children’s Hospital in Dublin. Princess Alice lived a wonderful life to inspire anyone who takes the trouble to delve into her story. That is legacy.

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May the lives of our wrongfully banished brethren be peaceful.
Bishop Pat of Larne, pray for us.
Dom Benedict Andersen, the true Prior of Silverstream, pray for us.
Father Geoghegan, formerly of South Tipperary, pray for us.
The Persecuted Seminarians of America, pray for us.
May we all, pray for them.
Pax.

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Pat, please ensure as part of your legacy, you have in place a suitable replacement to carry on the important work you do. I am not aware of any other RCC contrarian out there with your calibre, resolve and passion to bring this cult to book.
Please look after yourself to enable you to continue your mission for years to come.

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It’s off topic here but I was just listening to the Archbishop of Dublin , Dermot Farrell on the Clare Byrne show yesterday an was mightily impressed. What a breath of fresh air. An absolute mine of common sense and decent , down to earth
, inclusive Catholicism. I suppose you could expect nothing less from a Westmeath man. Some change from the previous occupant who would have been more suited to being an Irish Times columnist or RTE type where he could spend everyday bashing the Catholic church.

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8.59 Dermot Farrell is the finest Archbishop of Dublin since Walsh. He should have got Armagh and he would have come into hid stride…he does not have the time now, nor I suggest the confidence. I like him. Michael Smith rarely got it wrong.

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And YOUR legacy, Bill, will be a long, erratic trail of almost incoherent, erratic posts strewn with wild and unsubstantiated allegation.
What Pat says is true. We should be concerned with final judgement, not with legacy.
I wouldn’t want to be in your shoes, Bill, on that fateful day. God have mercy on you.

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@11.59 if the allegations were false they would not bother you, Father. The constant biting of you & your corrupt colleagues at Bill just proves he has your numbers, big time. Suck it up buttercups

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I beg to differ. Archbishop Farrell came across as childish with his responses. He kept referring to “doctrine” as his answer to everything. You can tell she grew tired of his inability to enter in to the discussion.
She brings up the LGBTQ community and his response was talk about it being illegal, she then pushed him on it puts the blame on the Church for it’s role to which he started to babble about victorian law.
It was clear he was completely out of touch as she abruptly ended the interview. Diarmuid Martin for all his faults engaged with the questions. If Dermot Farrells only response to everything is “well that’s just how it is” then there is no hope for an “inclusive” Church in Dublin.

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Agree and he said that women could not be priests because of tradition. Jesus never banned women from being priests. Where does it say in the bibe that women cannot be priests.? Why were men with the evil of paedophilla attracted to the priesthood and how did they get ordained.?
I was shocked when rolf harris was guilthy of sex abuse also bishop casey. They fooled people.

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5.31

‘Because of tradition’? An old chestnut, that one.

It was traditional, too, literally for centuries, moral approval of capital punishment. Where has that tradition gone? Well, actually, just that. Gone, since January 2018.

To argue from tradition alone is a logical fallacy, since tradition itself witnesses to nothing except the power of those who established it, and the interests of those who benefit from it.

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Pat. You are a thorn in the side of the bishops and a pain in the arse for the hierarchy.
What is most damaging is the drip drip effect and the fact that you receive and expose leaks from insiders which has them all caught like rabbits in headlights.
The bishops have obviously taken the ‘no comment’ or ‘ostrich approach’ – putting their heads in the sands. It’s not working !!
People now can read all about the corruption and abuse of power, money and people ( children included).
It’s easy to see the bitchiness of clergy settling scores with each other and the trolls in full swing.
I have no doubt that during COVID your readership will have increased as many more former followers realised they were being taken for a ride by the clergy caste.
I’m looking at this whole blog and it’s effects from a PR professional’s eye and yes, it’s very damaging.
You have made laughing stocks of bishops and forced abbots to resign etc. this blog has shown that for miscreant clergy there is no hiding place.
This blog is not only a clear example of the power of social media but it exposes just how inept the bishops and their cohorts are when their regime and all their shenanigans are exposed to public scrutiny.

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9.22 yes, this blog gets right to the core of the hierarchy and their powerful patrons. Few ordinary people can afford to go to mass any more and it’s big money hierarchy want, not pennies.

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10.54 Peter Murphy is the PP of Ardee. Ardee was always a well regarded parish, it always had a few curates. Michael Murtagh should be the PP in Ardee but Murphy got it, do you know why ? I shall not name him but he is into the Bovine. Murphy was asked by Brady to go to him and get money for the second transformation ( desecration was what the first one was) of Armagh Cathedral. Murphy got 700,000 out of him and Brady asked him to go a second time about 10 years ago…I don’t know if he got it the 2nd ask but Murphy had been rewarded at that stage. Naughton was entertained in Ara Coeli for the “Archbishops Phase.” Sweeney was pouring the requested tea for Martin and Martin ( what a small mind would even say it) said to Sweeney ” I think thats the coffee pot.” They knew their coffee pots in Pearse Park Dundalk. Yes, they love big money. William Mulvihill

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11.59 I can live with that and if its your kind that are strewn all over the levels of Heaven, I shall happily go to Hell. I do not subscribe to the idea of Hell as Dante framed it but its for the benefit of your unreflected self. Martin Henry always laughed when I as a student used to say that the DEVIL has already been redeemed. He has…that was the purpose of Calvary…to undo his work….even on himself . I love Eschatology as a cerebral interest. May your God bless you…Mine does me ….they may be the same…but you would not share that idea….too closed a mind !!! PS ( The sex will be more 40 Shades of Grey in Hell and Jamie Dornan might be around!)

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2040 circa: Redemptorists Ireland membership will have 5 priests based in Dundalk. Mount Saint Alphonsus, Limerick will be developed as a hotel called the Mount with an adjoining nite club called Alfie’s. Clonard monastery will be sold and converted into apartments, the church will be preserved as a centre of reconciliation. Why are the Five Guys under 50 staying to manage real estate? Surely the outgoing provincial was the equaliser with his associates, the academic, the accountant and the administrator!

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Pat, I would be interested if you can review the podcast with Jonny Fraser and Ciarán O’Callaghan, the Presbyterian and the Priest!. Should be renamed ecumenism undressed!

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Good morning Pat, have a lovely day – you are leaving behind a legacy – but May I plead with you to nominate a fellow priest who you trust to carry on that legacy in your good name.

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You and I have been friends for many years and I am not announce homophobic as you know, but public displays of affection from any sexuality should be outlawed – I just witnessed two men embrace each other with a hug and a snog outside McDonald’s this morning and it turned my stomach as I hadn’t even had breakfast yet.

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I don’t regard myself as homophobic either, 9.30 am. I have consistently and repeatedly spoken out, on this blog and elsewhere, in defence of LGBT equality. And yet, it would be dishonest of me to deny that the sight of two men snogging makes my skin crawl. Sorry, but there it is. The unvarnished truth. It’s odd, then, that the same from two lesbians seems to have the opposite effect.
A peculiar world, indeed.

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Do you know, as a gay man, I have every sympathy with you and your feelings of discomfort when you see two men kissing. I understand it. I feel exactly the same when I see a man and a woman kissing simply because that is not “normal” for me. But then I think what is behind it: love, imperfect, flawed, possibly not lifelong, but still something special in a world that’s full of so much misery, sadness and kindness. For me, whatever my personal discomfort, that’s something to support and celebrate.

I’m sure neither contributor today is homophobic & dialogue between people of different experiences is vital.

However, if a contributor here were to say that I’m wrong to be uncomfortable with seeing a man and woman kissing because that’s “normal” and two people of the same gender kissing isn’t, that would be less defensible.

I don’t think I’ve been as clear as I might be but it’s something I’ve often thought, even since the infamous EastEnders kiss in the 1980s. I’m happy to try and share that thought this evening in the hope that people will show the same gentleness and tolerance to my way of thinking and my very mundane 30+ year long relationship with my husband as I show to others.

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7.51
You’re a beautiful guy, or gal. ☺ All the same, when you publicly SNOG one another … 😝
Sorry, but you deviants … (sorrry, differently oriented)

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BPB – you have the cutest smile.
You are looking radiant in your recent snap.
Hope Ed is looking after you well with his good food he makes.
Remember to always enjoy a glass off wine (or bottles).
Life is for living.
Your legacy to me, will be allowing me to be who I truly am.
I am the slug that you refer to in todays blog.
Thank you our BPB (Bishop Pat Buckley)

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Legacies aren’t all they are built up to be, this time 100 years and nobody will remember you or know you are

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There is a man on Grindr openly telling people he is a Priest and that he is only on for chat and friends, could this be Joe McGuigan?

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L – loving
E – exuberant
G – gracious
A – amazing
C – courageous
Y – yes – that’s Pat Buckley

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You are the double of Daniel McDonald – the undertaker – in your Bishop photograph. He was such a massive fan of yours.

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I do believe Daniel was a closeted Catholic, there are always rumours about all of us but it was rife with himself

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We have never seen eye to eye and I hate you BUT I respect you have always been true to YOURSELF

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+ Pat's blog is like an annual performance appraisal for clergy and bishops....no bad thing !says:

I think + Pat and this blog provide one invaluable service. They keep bishops and clergy on their toes, and looking over their shoulders. For too long bishops and clergy have been able to proceed unhindered and without any accountability. The suckered us in to believing that they were as pure as the driven snow and we had not right to ask questions. Now they have to think about what will appear on this blog, because + Pat is able to glean all kinds of uncomfortable information about them and their activities and the things that they get up to that they would like to keep quiet. That is healthy for us, and for them as well, because it encourages them to live the lives that they profess that they are vowed to live. It’s a sort of annual performance appraisal process for bishops and clergy. The rest of us in the world of work have to go through that and have our performance critiqued, in the hope that it will lead us on to better things. Well, + Pat, you encourage bishops and clergy to clean up their act and live lives that are worthy of their calling. No bad thing !

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You leave an impression everywhere you have been, positively or negatively is not up to you but that parishes judgements – I loved you in Wales

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Thank you. I loved the people of Wales. I might be still there were it not for some of the priests and bishops I met.

The Welsh people were wonderful and wonderfully good to me. 💋

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10.09 Welsh Rugby represents their nation well. The beautiful handsome Tommy Bowe is married to a beautiful Welsh Woman. I have only passed through Wales but before too many more weeks I am going to go to Holyhead and take a few days in Wales. I am glad Pat that Wales was passing for you, you would not have had the life you have if you had stayed there.

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Let’s be fair and upfront Like If any of mine came to me like you like are as in pregnant every week or te know

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Pat you are the prophet that is not accepted in your own land. You opened the lid on the snakes of hypocracy and the powerful clerics. They really fooled us with the pius platitudes and the good priests hopeless cases who sat on the fence and did not complain about cover ups. You will be remembered for courage and intelligence.

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10:18
Excellent comment. I would just take issue with the ‘good’ priests, who you accurately describe. There is no way in which they are good.
You will of course remember the way they all manned up and publicly protested the bishops’ cover up of kiddy fiddling.
No, me neither.

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Hilton Deakin ( Melbourne Aux. retired) and Chris Prowse, Archbishop of Canberra share the same flight patterns as some of the Irish Judiciary ( none presently) over the years: same destination ( country) and exactly the same reasons ( for holidaying there). This is posted as a follow up to a comment of a week or so ago where I blogged that I might explore their tenures.

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10.23 It was a favourite of that odious Bishop Commiskey as well as The Sunday Independent exposed years ago…they named the country and his flights there.

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I think your legacy is invisible in a sense because it is in anyone who has been strengthened by you not to believe the cult, to walk away, to speak up.
It’s in everyone who has known as a result of reading this blog that they’ve been gaslighted.
Who has stopped going to mass.
Who has stopped giving money.
Who has persuaded their granny not to leave money in their will.
Who hasn’t killed themselves.
Who has decided not to pursue a ‘vocation’.
Who has sent their kids to another school.
We’ll never hear about them but I’m sure there are people who have made that call to police or a solicitor, as a result of reading this blog.

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I have been to Ennis and back. Because of an email I received, I did not make it my business to meet the man who went to prison for calling a rodent names….but on my next visit I shall. Complicated story but Bolloxi clerics.

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10.29 you were wise to keep the timings of your Ennis visit to yourself. Like +Pat, you are well aware of the reasons why after all your years of experience.

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Good morning Pat,
Glad to know that you are in good health.
This blog piece you wrote on the occasion of your 45th ordination anniversary is one of my favourites. Blessings, Karen
I think that my life can be summed up in Ernest Hemingway’s mighty quote:
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially”.
I have been “broken” but not destroyed. I am a bit like the horse that needs to be “broken” in order to function. But such a horse retains its indomitable spirit to the point where the rider knows not to push it past a certain point. Otherwise the horse’s primal spirit bursts forth and then it is the rider who will be in trouble.
And there is a very important distinction between been “broken” and “destroyed”.
Our brokeness is actually a great strength. It glues us to the broken Christ and also creates within us a great compassion for broken others.
There’s an awful lot to be said for life’s “cracked cups”.

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10.42 Hemingway’s spirit and legacy very much lives on in Key West. I return to his house any chance I get.

One of his many memorable quotes:

“He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any man could have”

For whom the bells toll

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11.21 I’ve been to Key West a few times in my life and very much enjoyed seeing Hemingway’s haunts. I especially loved the Key lime pie 🤤

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+Pat, you will always be remembered by me. You only keep things real. People who haven’t met you shouldn’t judge you. Hospitality comes naturally to you. Thank you for being you.

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FYI – I will not accept the Irish Episcopal Council’s attempts to change historical facts in educational materials designed for Catholic ethos primary schools. My children are Irish & Israeli citizens and will not be taught in 2nd class that Jesus was born in Palestine. A complete and utter distortion of historical facts. Hadrian renamed the provinces in 135 CE in order to obliterate the Jewish identity and added insult to injury by naming it after the kingdom of Israel’s enemies, the Philistines. Jesus is a Jew born in Bethlehem, Judah. Full stop. https://twitter.com/karenievers/status/1559847742901452801?s=21&t=Qm4VU9hbazgh5jcsFxw91A

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11.47 Because historical facts matter and in my opinion this is clearly an attempt at political indoctrination of primary age children. Fintan Monahan & William Crean are Episcopal members of Trocaire. Crean is also on Catechetics Council. Tom Deenihan is a Member of the Council for Education and the Commission for Catholic Education and Formation. They all have a hand in this & they are all directly or indirectly connected to Trocaire who recently were given a “slap on the hand” by the Irish Charities Regulator for their political campaigning.

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11.50 Twisting historical facts to suit your personal political beliefs Todd? Jesus was a Jew. Get over it.

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Yes, 11.50, Jesus was likely Palestinian, and dark-skinned.

As for his wearing a keffiyeh, no evidence for this at all.

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12:33
Right! I’ve had enough!! Time to break my scholarly silence on this delicate, testy subject.
Jesus was, actually, the son of Joseph and Mary, BIOLOGICALLY. There was no pneumatological intervention in Jesus’s conception; no supernatural consumation.
There was no virgin birth; no resurrection. Jesus was flesh and blood, exclusively. A good man, with moral authority granted, but a man alone, and apart from other men. A prophet extraordinaire.
There is a bloodline.

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I have often wondered why God, the creator of wonderful procreation would have wanted not to send his son to us through his great creation?

Is it not a bit like God creating an NHS and then using private medicine for his son?

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Pat at 1.22, I believe that, like much else in the Gospel, the biblical authors sought to make a ‘biography’ of Jesus that would fit the messianic prophecies in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible); this includes Jesus’ Bethlehem birth, to harmonise, and make credible and fulfilled, prophecy that the Messiah would be of King David’s royal lineage.
Remember there were others, contemporaneous with Jesus or preceding him, who claimed to be the foretold Messiah.
The biblical authors had to make a convincing case that their guy, Yeshua (a Hebrew word meaning ‘salvation and from which the name ‘Jesus’ is derived) was the right one. Seems they succeeded, at least for the most part.

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11.33 why do you think so many churchy types are addicted to local history, check out their modus operandi and you will find that rewriting the narrative in favour of their self interests is what it’s all about. One is perfectly entitled to take legal action against them individually or via their church when they are operating their false, slanderous and libellous and biased dissemination under the RCC umbrella.

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12.02 Truth. I will be taking action Ruby. Replacement theology is repugnant to me. “Replacement Theology essentially claims that the Jewish people were the chosen people of God and that due to their rejection of the Christ they have been replaced as God’s chosen people by the Church. This replacement is then taken to mean that the Jewish people have been rejected or “accursed” by God for their rejection of the Gospel.
In Nostra Aetate the Church explicitly rejects replacement theology:
Nevertheless, God holds the Jews most dear for the sake of their Fathers; He does not repent of the gifts He makes or of the calls He issues. . . (4)”

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Karen @12:23. Thanks. This is one of the reasons I hate the use of “People of God” as a synonym for Catholics.

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11.33

Actually, the term ‘Palestine’ appears in texts as early as the fifth century B.C., in the ‘Histories of Herodotus’. Originally, it named only a small, southern region of a territory known as Canaan, but, after Herodotus, it was, through common usage, applied to the entire area.

Canaan was, tribally, inhabited by the Israelites, the Canaanites, Canaanite-Phoenicians, and the Philistines. It is entirely correct, in one (albeit sharply disputed) historical sense, to describe Jesus as a ‘Palestinian Jew’, since Bethlehem, the place of Jesus’ birth in the Gospel, would have been in the territory previously known as Palestine.

Hadrian did not rename the territory as such: he simply revived an ancient name for it in retaliation for Jewish revolt in the second century A.D.

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3.36 Actually you are leaving out some very important information: “When Herodotus in the fifth century B.C.E. mentions Palestine he refers only to the coastal area, so called because it had been inhabited by the Philistines; or he is speaking loosely, since the only part of the area that he had visited was apparently along the coast. During the Persian and Ptolemaic periods, the entire area between the Euphrates and the Mediterranean from Cilicia to Egypt is called Coele-Syria. The term Judaea, as used by such writers as Hecataeus of Abdera, Clearchus of Soli, and even the anti-Jewish Manetho in the early third century B.C.E. refers to that part of the area inhabited predominantly by Jews. That the official term for this region is Judaea may be seen from military diplomas and other inscriptions, as well as from coins, prior to the time of Hadrian. It is so designated in the official letter of the Emperor Claudius to the Alexandrians in the first century, as well as by such writers as Plutarch, Tacitus, and Suetonius at the beginning of the second century. Moreover, writers on geography in the first century clearly differentiate Judaea from Palestine. Even vicious anti-Jewish writers, such as Apion, Chaeremon, and Seneca in the first century, generally do not use the term Palestine. Jewish writers, notably Philo and Josephus, with few exceptions refer to the land as Judaea, reserving the name Palestine for the coastal area occupied by the Philistines. It is only centuries later, in perhaps the fifth century, that we find the name Palestine in a rabbinic work. Occurrences of the adjective Palestinian in such poets as Tibullus, Ovid, and Statius are due to metrical considerations; Palestinian as a noun does not occur in all antiquity. Coins of Hadrian issued before the Bar Kochba rebellion in 132 C.E. refer to Judaea; within a few years after the rebellion the name of Judaea was officially changed to Palestine, the aim being to obliterate the Jewish character of the land, with the name of the nearest tribe being applied to the entire area. Yet, even after the name was officially changed, some inscriptions, as well as such literary figures as Galen and Celsus in the second century, Dio Cassius and Origen in the third century, and Eusebius and Jerome in the fourth century, still refer to Judaea.“ (Feldman, 1990, Hebrew Union College Press)

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3.36 Tell me this Chris: What do you make of the Roman coins issued after the 2nd Temple was destroyed?
IUDAEA CAPTA (“Judaea [has been] conquered”/”conquered Judaea”), in rare cases the harsher IUDAEA DEVICTA or DEVICTA IUDAEA (“Judaea [has been] defeated”/”defeated Judaea”), and also DE IUDAEIS (“[the booty] from the Judaeans”) and IUDAEA (“Judaea”).?

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Karen at 4.08
As interesting as is the information you provided, it does not refute anything in my post at 3.36, much less my point that one may, quite reasonably, describe Jesus as a ‘Palestinian Jew’.
As you can tell from that post, I knew that Herodotus had named as ‘Palestine’ only a small, southern region of Canaan; I did not state otherwise.
Before Jesus’ birth, the territory previously known as ‘Canaan’ had, through common usage of the name, become known as ‘Palestine’. So, ‘Palestine’, by this time, no longer named only that small, southern region of the territory.
I did not deny that the territory was not otherwise named at the time of Jesus’ birth.

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4.41
I did not state that ‘Palestine’ was the name of any region or territory in 70 A.D.

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@5.37 Ok Chris. You won’t be swayed by anything I say so here’s a friend of mine, Yoseph Hadad, who identifies as an Israeli Christian Arab, not a Palestinian. He nearly died after getting his foot blown off by Hezbollah in Lebanon where he served as an officer in the IDF. Yoseph spoke a few months ago at the Oireachtas. Brave man. In this short YouTube video he gives his take on the absurd and nothing short of ridiculous claim that Jesus was a “Palestinian Jew”. I note that you are ignoring the exegetical side of this issue, so I assume that you are one of those bloggers here who does not believe that God’s Word is truth.
https://youtu.be/uOj3lgLhwAk

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Well, well, well…Christopher Queenan who serves as Non Executive Director at Veritas Communications also served on the Board of Trocaire until 2019 as Non Executive Director & Chairman of Audit & Risk Commitee. Now do you all understand why the map erroneously shows “Palestine” as Jesus’ birthplace?

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To avoid anyone’s jumping to the wrong conclusion, I am ‘Chris’, who posted at 3.36 pm. I am not the Christopher Queenan mentioned in the post at 3.38 pm.

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Bill & Karen
competition between Bill and Karen with thorns in their sides.
bill’s departure from the blog did not last long
Two pea’s in the pod.karen likes the clergy so Bill maybe in with a shout 🙂 🙂 🙂

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5.26 WTF are you saying about me? Trying to take the piss again are you? Are you one of those people from Ennis who has nothing better to do than try and rile me up? Interesting that today we had two men outside our house who came unannounced and uninvited and started taking photos of our house without permission. When I asked where they were from, one said he was from Ennis, and the other from Glasgow. Coincidence or paid stalkers? Throwing it out there anyway so that the evidence is recorded on blog…after all, the Cabal are very adept at using intimidation tactics to silence “troublemakers” like me. I will drink a toast now to Bill Mulvihill and Pat’s health. L’Chaim!

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Thanks Pat for allowing my comments even boring ones on this blog to allow other people or Catholics to see the hidden side of catholicism.

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11.48 your posts are never boring Deaf Guy and I look forward to meeting you at Bishop Pats Reunion.

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Anon at 12.20pm
Thank you.
Exposing the hidden or corrupt side of rcc especially institutional schools and schools with disabilities as well. Cos we were never given a voice to make ourselves heard even rcc don’t like it and kept it shut.
Had a strange dream telling me to leave rcc as that’s two weeks ago.

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Bishop Pat’s blog fulfils a crucial role in holding the RCC to account and provides essential scrutiny. The RCC has high expectations of its clergy, and those who profess to be celibate should expect to be called out if they don’t keep their promises. No press organisation is interested in a philandering priest or one caught cottaging, or even an Abbott buggering a priest on the monastic kitchen table, or priests and seminarians having sex on altars. Without this blog, the individuals would still be deceiving us all.

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12.22 pm precisely that’s why the press doesn’t even report on bull buggering Abbott’s these days. They have zero expectations.

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12:21 It has the high expectation that they won’t get caught in their duplicity.
In the age of the smart phone this expectation is so unrealistic as to be delusional.

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Pat, I have long been an admirer of you and love your sense of humour and way with words and had the pleasure of meeting you once. The blog performs a task that shouldn’t be needed, ie holding the RC bishops and superiors to account and forcing them to make the difficult personnel decisions they would otherwise avoid doing.
Sadly, it has taken court cases, media exposure, diocesan bankruptcies ans state inquiries to force them to partially clean up their act. They cannot or won’t take action unless forced to.
Partially cleaning up Maynooth, or at least making them less brazen, is a great achievement and will have lasting benefit. Many harmful ordinations have been avoided though some still got through the loose Maynooth net.
Well done, Pat, they tried to drive you into the ground, but didn’t.
Finally, those who assess you only based on the blog have no idea how kind, gentle and funny you are in real life. The RCC missed many opportunities when it gave you the boit.

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12.45 brainwashed – plenty harmless looking foot soldiers like her creep around communities currying favour & inheritances from vulnerable without family & the like that they pass onto church. Brainwashed pensioners like her Funding the clerical paedophile protector rings & fancy holidays etc.

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That’s a grandiose, episcopal pose you are striking in that photo, Pat. I’d bet Jesus wished he were THAT self-important.
Or was the pose more… tongue-in-cheek? To cock a snoop at the Irish Catholic bishops, who, most definitely, would not have approved your ordination to the episcopate? My money’s on the latter. 😅

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There was actually no great thought behind it. It was taken by a friend in the beautiful St Andrew’s Church, Omeath.

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She stole £134,894.86 and gave it to the RC church’s flower group. Why did the parish priest not think this was suspicious? They enjoy charitable status and must satisfy money laundering rules on the source of funds. This needs closer scrutiny by the new Archbishop of Cardiff as it seems they don’t have proper procedures in place.

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@2.35 Ah, Come on now

They suspected nothing
They saw nothing
They heard nothing
They SAID nothing

Bet Clergy were well pissed off when their light fingered Holy Mary got lifted by Da Fuzz.

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Those loyal to the Roman Catholic Church otherwise known as The Faithful
CHOOSE to lie, manipulate and cover up at the expense of vulnerable victims and survivors
They are wolves in sheep clothing
Never judge a book by its cover

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One or two of them read the blog.

I normally keep the blog and my congregation separate as the views I express here are absolutely my own and not at all representative of anyone who attends the Oratory.

If any of them see this and want to reply that’s fine.

I would not be so presumptuous as to speak for any of them.

And I can tell my congregation have absolutely no problem with challenging me – even robustly.

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Why does the RC priesthood harbour so many colossal perverts? So many that debut here make my skin crawl.

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(Sigh) Will the penny ever drop for this one?
RC priesthood (ANY priesthood) was not intended by Christ.
Continued priesthood is a denial of the efficay of Jesus’ reconciliatory and salvific self-sacrifice on Calvary; hence, it is anti-Christ. Evil.
What is intrinsically evil will, in turn, attract evil.

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Because it’s primarily a criminal organization running a religious racket as a front.
This is the only explanation which explains everything which has appeared on this blog and the media. It also explains why people still refuse to see it as a criminal organization: they’re the dupes.

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2.57: In your implicit unnyenfo about priests getting monkeypox and your innuendo (sexual contact), let us know when your nose turns ugly with blisters. I hope you won’t be so judgmental and sneering then…Gombeen.

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Oh, father, it’s going to be delicious watching all the boiler house priests succumb to the pox.

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Pat, I’m one of you cleansed leppers who never came back to say thanks until now. After being released from psychiatric care and no one including my family would take me in, you did. I stayed many weeks with you when you gave me a roof and food. You even kept me in fags. Eventually my cousin in Birmingham took me over there. I’m talking well over twenty yrs. I have my health and a partner and a child. We are happy living simple. If back I will come and see you. My gf reads your blog. She is a prod from Lurgan. Thank you Pat. Sorry I did not say it before.

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Andrew, thank you. You helped me to try and be a Christian and priest. I’d love to see you again. Pat.

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2.59 Well done on getting your life back. I wish you and your partner much happiness and peace of mind. Bishop Pat is a hero. “Whoever saves one life saves the world entire.”

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I am very sad to read the comments on your Blog as they relate to Cistercians monks in Ireland.I am at a cross roads in my membership in the Catholic Church.Has the Church been taken over by evil.something demonic is happening.Perhaps its time for a year of atonement and penance in each parish in Ireland led by lay Catholics with input from clergy of like mind.After the local church has always been our home.

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Pat, you do need to get your facts right before you publish something about somebody that didn’t happen. There’s nothing worse than slander and the damage that it can cause. You don’t always get your information right so be careful about what you publish on your blog.

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I do my best to get my facts right. I never publish anything that is either not true or that I do not believe to be true.

I have been holding information about an Irish bishop for along time because I cannot yet prove it.

And I do apologise when I get something wrong.

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Pat, you are much more circumspect than Bileen, who throws out accusations like confetti and for no obvious purpose.

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WM has shown he will apologise also, if he happens to make a mistake. Where is Tom Deenihan’s apology to Dom Benedict Andersen? It is surely the Christian thing to do? Where is Christian hope for Tom Deenihan if he does not have the human decency to offer an apology?

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I am a retired priest of Clogher. Pat Buckley got me out of a very dangerous situation in 1983 that could have ended with a fatality. You know who I am Pat.

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I do know who you are 😀 We were walking on very thin ice then. Hope you are well and not torturing yourself with guilt. All worked out well in the end and no one was hurt, thank God.

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3.32 Pat, I didn’t make the comment asking for a blog on Veritas, but I definitely concur that you should write one! Seems they almost went bust a few years back?

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A few years ago they closed a lot of their shops and made staff redundant, in the mouth of Christmas.

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4.23 See Bishops Buckleys motto to this Blog. Push me and I shall say a lot more. That would help nobody I assure you. The fact Pat puts comments like this up still is curious to me; it brings traction: Bishop Buckley like my grandfather Willie Smith (Bill) and Colm Smith( Both that pathetic rag The Irish Independent whose roots are Murphy and Strumpet City ) is a journalist, Jesus wept. WM

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4.23 This can only be a reference by Eugene Sweeney and/or John Connolly. If either of you or both of you wish, I can post on this Blog what i think you may be referencing. The cheque from Sweeney ( Bank Statement proof which I have sourced) amounted to 1600 euro. The Connolly generosity in my regard was extensive….but I can track it. They are the only things this constant reference is to. Taylor “stole’ from me. The 10.000 euro owed me from the Farrell estate I shall pursue if the Archdiocese of Armagh continue this….I have the paperwork….the masses were said but I have been too honourable to chase them( I told Archbishop E. Martin of their provenance and destination in terms of my own financial transactions/ see Aidan Berill, Monasterboice Parish Accountant and a very good man). Push me and it will extend country wide. i have the best of charity law advice from senior counsel. Bill Mulvihill

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3.41 Itemise one/ two/ or three of them ? Name anyone I have accused of anything in the wrong and I shall write poetic prose in reply.

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OK, Bill at 5.30pm. Initials only: JMcK, CN, C (or K) M.

Just for starters.

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5.30: Bill, you are the epitome of selfishness and narcissism today. Why do you feel the need to control this blog so often? You need to go back on your word to stay away – or preferably start your own blog. The blog today was an invitation to acknowledge Pat’s very positive and energetic ministry. It was hijacked by you with an array of distortions and accusations about individuals. Have the courage to name the targets of your nastiness. Pat and the commenters deserves a break from you. Be a little more attuned to what’s appropriate and when.

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5.26: Jesus, Mary and Holy St. Joseph..take hold of Bill Mulvihill. What gargantuan vengeance to hold in to. Terribly sad. And he then implicates a hundred and one names to have done him badly..A crazy man. Bill, did you ever return the many surplus mass stipends you had on leaving priesthood to give to one of your good priest friends by way of supporting them off to African priests? Just curious since you annihilate clerics vis a vis money!!

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Pat, I would also say that you were instrumental in helping this individual who was victimised by the Church in several ways.
We have yet to meet; but I assure you, we will. The job goes on. Thank you so much for pastoral care absent from almost everywhere else.
You are certainly not a nasty individual. Those who maintain you are have the RCC’s interests to the fore.
I pray you are aware who is talking to you. May God bless you always.

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Pat, your legacy will be judged by others. It will be a mixed remembering, understandably so. I won’t express my opinions about what I believe was your extremist approach in searching for truth. I’ve expressed my thoughts on this many times. For now, wondering about your legacy maybe premature, but I think you will be remembered for your outspokenness on Church abuses of all kinds, corruption and major moral and criminal behaviour. They’ve been discussed frequently and you’ve challenged the status quo among many clerics. You make us worried and cause us to reflect more deeply about the devious machinations within the Church. I hope in these years of your life that you may reconcile with those from whom you have been estranged or hurt through this blog, just for your own inner peace. Pat, I wish you God’s blessings despite disagreeing with yiu on many issues. Have you been inspired by Pope Francis who hinted that he “may” retire due to health issues and the enormous workload he endures!! I regret that Bill M. who stated categorically that he was gone from the blog is commandeering it once again with disconnected narratives with their usual allegations, unfairness and nasty judgments: over 20 today. Bill ought to be more circumspect and discern when it’s appropriate not to pontificate so much. This should have been your day for positive appreciation of your ministry, not for Bill’s diaries. God be with you, Pat.

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Your comment is extremely kind.

Thank you.

It was provoked by people asking me that question.

With God’s help I hope to achieve the “80 for those who are strong” moment.

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In truth we will never know your legacy. The Church is under siege and occupation of Satan. That is the only way to explain the behaviour of some priests and many bishops. I can only hope that +Pat has been been a voice that cries in the wilderness, preventing and curtailing the plans of Satan. Some of those not ordained, or removed from ministry, because Pat ultimately shamed bishops into acting correctly, we’re surely destined to do far worse if they remained in ministry. But we can never know what those alternate realities would have been without +Pat.

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William Mulvihill apud. Blackrock.....where I grew up and still love...as Shane Halpin RIP with God.says:

So far I have only blogged on priests. In my own time and at my own volition, I shall blog on bishops. I shall sign my name to each one. The Gospel imperative was ” Be not afraid.” Forget that imperative; Be Very Afraid. Murder me to shut me up but that is yer only option like my name sake before me : Bruno Mulvihill.
F..k the KCHS s and their sliding scale of belonging….most particularly the Knights Of Columbanus ( and their control of Dept Of Revenue). I have never been bested yet….that is both a gauntlet and a dare. Shalom . Adonai. Bill Mulvihill

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There is no evidence that Bruno Mulvihill died in anythig other than a tragic car accident in Germany.
Does telling yourself and others that Bruno Mulvihill was murdered increase your sense of importance to the world, not to mention your sense of self-importance?
Why would anyone want to murder you, silly man?
You, like Hitler, are better off being left alive, such are the wounds you inflict on yourself

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But Bill we don’t need to shut you up. You never, EVER say anything of substance.
When it’s possible to parse and make any sense of your posts, amid their bad grammar, broken syntax and deliberately cryptic writing etc we realise that all we get are a few names, a few wild accusations, insinuation etc
…. We get everything but concrete statements or corroborative evidence. I trust Pat – he apparently trusts you. If I were Pat I’d be asking you to put your money where your mouth is. That however is a moot point. It’s not my blog.
You merely sling a foul smelling, unsubstantiated muck at those that you have perceived to have slighted you in some way and praise for those that, as you have told us on occasions, you don’t really know but deem them to be good men.
I’m quite certain too that on more than one occasion you’ve bitten the hand of those who have offered it in friendship.
A good example of your nonsense is the ‘murdering monk’.
When that story became too hot and your integrity called into question you invented a story about a woman who has all the info but who is now diseased. Heat off, but your ego adequately stroked for a few hours.
So Bill, keep posting, if nothing else it keeps me amused.
And before the Bill M supporters jump to your defence and tell you that the Cathbots are riled and frightened by you – I think you should know I’m not RC, I’m not afraid of you and I don’t believe many in The RC church are either.
Closer to you than you realise.
Cyberpunk ( or if your prefer your word Cyberspunk)
Forgive formatting, spelling etc I’ve just had a glass of wine too many.

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8.14: Probably the most damming and incisuve comment ever written about the blackguard Mulvihill. Like you, n8ne of us should allow thus bully continue his abusive threatening. When this man is challenged, he goes into hiding, telling us he’s gone forever. Sadly, he needs this blog as It gives him a sense of usefulness. But the guy is psychologically in meltdown, is adept at imagining stories, masterful at nastiness, unprovable conjectures and hasn’t an ounce of moral fibre in his bones. No, takecacretreat at Lough Derg. Bring a mirror and look carefully into it. Please. Thank you Cyberpunk for your brilliance. You’re the kind of commenter we need, particularly since you said you are non RC. Bill has few friends…he responds frequently to his down rants.

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Pat this Mulvihill is destroying your blog.
I can’t put it better than cyberpunk.
Multihull is deranged and obviously desperate for attention. He’s hijacking your blog and demeaning every poster with his rants.
He needs help and you could start by refusing to publish his nonsensical drivel.

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7.93: Millie, you say F**k the KCHS’s and their sliding scale of BELONGING. Rather a good word as if you had any sense of (TRUE) BELONGING to anyone or anywhere, your life would be richer in happiness. You seem tlo want to f**k everyone, literally and metaphorically!!

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Apart from supporting her former master of ceremonies and other assorted rancid flowers, I wonder what the Great Frau’s legacy will be, Bp Pat?

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No marriage I officiated at on behalf of the Irish State is valid; I did administer the formula formula as formulated by the Irish State; they are entirely inval8d.

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Pat you owe yourself a legacy for this day…a nice big iced bourbon…Wish I could have one. Pat, don’t allow your legacy to be anything with Bill Mulvihill attached to it. You must, by now, see the writing on the wall for him. Very sad. Its inly a matter of time. Whats this takj about all weddings he officiated at being invalid? Just because he retrospectively disowned his baptism and Catholic priesthood. What a horrid creature he is to now wants to upset couples.

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Bileen just officiated. The couples celebrated the sacrament themselves and they are married in the eyes of the Church and of the State. Bileen is talking nonsense, as per usual.

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They should have put Sean Jones and his jock-strap on the poster with the slogan
“Do you feel called to an alternative lifestyle”

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Pat I think your legacy will be quite significant. Your efforts with the people of the Falls Road and the hunger strikers will never be forgotten -that’s a given. Unlike most smoked salmon RCC clerics you went in and did what Jesus said we should do -help the poor, the oppressed and the desperate. Your criticism of your peers and boss led to your exile and you suffered for what you did -which was the right thing. By any measure your account balance in Heaven is very much in the black while most of your foes down the years are heading straight to Old Nick when their day comes.
The blog is a credit to you. It exposes so much wrong doing and is by turns tragic, heartbreaking but at times absolutely hilarious. You are also really the only person in Ireland trying to hold these beasts to account now and you have been very successful – you have made it front and center that the RCC are literally a threat to public health and financial well being.
If you leave the world a better place than you found it then you have done well and you have certainly done this. But dont talk about legacies -you arent done yet and could have 30 more years of blogging ahead.

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