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NINE CLOYNE PRIESTS ACCUSED SINCE 2013.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-41013284.html

CREAN – BISHOP OF CLOYNE

At least 11 people have made complaints to Cork’s Cloyne diocese since 2013 alleging abuse or inappropriate behaviour by priests, a new report has found.

Since the previous review in 2013, a further three priests have been removed from ministry due to concerns raised about them, bringing the total to five priests now suspended, some permanently.

Among the complaints made, Cleric 1 received a complaint about “his use of the internet some years ago”. Allegations against Cleric 2 “relate to a time prior to his studies for the priesthood”. Cleric 3 was accused of abuse retrospectively which was investigated by An Garda Síochána and assessed by Tusla.

An anonymous letter was received alleging “inappropriate behaviour” by Cleric 5, but “due to the priest’s ill health and the absence of a named complainant, little could be done about the matter”. The priest subsequently died.

Cleric 6 was long deceased when an allegation of retrospective abuse was made about him.

Clerics 7, 8, and 9 visited the diocese on different occasions from their base abroad, and complaints received were notified to the priests’ home Church body.

PAT SAYS

Nine priests accused in 9 years. That’s one a year in Cloyne.

There are 26 dioceses in Ireland.

I wonder what the figures for the 26 are?

You would have thought that all the bad publicity and imprisonment of priests would have made any priest with such inclinations to avoid acting out.

But I suppose the intensity of the addiction for some is so strong that nothing would hold them back?

CLOYNE AND KILDORRERY

CLOYNE is the diocese where one of its parish priests had sex on the church altar with a young man – reported to have been a Maynooth seminarian.

The parish priest in question has died since the incident.

BISHOP ACCOUNTABILITY LIST OF PRIEST ABUSERS IN IRELAND.

187 replies on “NINE CLOYNE PRIESTS ACCUSED SINCE 2013.”

Interesting list. Only scratching the surface. These were the accused but real number multiples of this. Only 2 Spiritans.. Fr. Con Desmond ex DeLaSalle brother fast tracked through Maynooth. Very little scrutiny of him and his past. How he got ordained for Killaloe diocese is a mystery.. maybe getting as far away from the scene as possible.. speaks volumes of that diocese and all that happened since and still does under Lugs Monahan.

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I am grateful that no Redemptorists priests or brothers are on the list. I am deeply saddened that the current superior lost his way. I am anxious about the future and in particular the next leadership team.

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Reply to; No Redemptoristssays:
Nov 26, 2022 at 1:24 pm
Ireland.
Let’s change that perception.

1)Priests accused of sex abuse live in centre attended by children
TWO REDEMPTORIST priests accused of child sex abuse continue to live at a monastery and retreat centre in east Galway that is…
Patsy McGarry
Sat Jun 5 2010 – 01:00

2) Ireland
Two Redemptorist priests moved
TWO PRIESTS who are the subject of sex abuse allegations have been moved from the Redemptorist community at Esker in east Galway…
PATSY McGARRY Religious Affairs Correspondent
Sat Jul 24 2010 – 01:00

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3:09 what’s happening with Bishop Phonsie Cullinan and his light fingered Padre of the €14,000. How many coke fuelled sex orgies on a refectory table or chapel altar at midnight would that buy?

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6:49 pm
Good question.
I thought it was far more than 14K.
Was the matter not reported to the Gardai..?

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7:25 has the missing money issue in Diocese of Waterford & Lismore been swept under the carpet??

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9:51 pm
I understood the matter was referred to the Gardai.
The W&L communications office might be able to inform the public on
the matter. I thought it was 70K plus to be paid back over 20 plus years…?
I can’t remember the details but it was far more than 14K.

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10:18 €70k missing?! These trouble makers don’t leave themselves short. Very concerning that this is yet another matter that appears to have been cast aside without accountability.

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And Jesus instituted…this?
And he vocates paedophiles to a priesthood he did not establish?
When will the penny drop for Catholics who fund this vile institution? It is a vehicle for evil, which these Catholics are facilitating. They are, therefore, morally complicit in this evil.

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Exactly. A church founded and preserved by God with clergy called by him is incompatible with any kiddy fiddling at all.
Unless of course God allows this to happen in which case the church in question either isn’t guided by him away from things he has revealed as sin.
The only other options are that God is just fine with abuse or doesn’t exist.

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Anon@ 11:02: “…….doesn’t exist” Now you’re talking!
The whole idea of a benevolent creator God is so full of inexplicable contradictions as to be ridiculous. Present understanding of the universe and our evolutionary origins dispels such contradictory gobbledygook religious explanations. The many varieties of “religious explanations” originated in primitive humankind’s attempts to provide understanding of then unknown forces of natural phenomenon and fearfully placate them through placatory sacrificial intercessions.
Sacrificial intermediaries in the form of “priests” emerged and maximised their status regardless of their efficacy. And so it continues.
An understanding of processes of social, psychological and emotional manipulation and reinforcement, in common parlance “brainwashing”
gives an explanation for the enduring “power” of religious belief, and of its clerical practitioners. These justify their role by provision of “pastoral support”, practical and emotional.
Personally I suspect many clerics do know their shibboleth to be a scam. Some, the more benevolently inclined, may continue in role for its benefits, but reconcile this duplicity with their other “good works.” Increasingly there is evidence though that a considerable proportion are only in the clerical club for its benefits, material, status and, …..well, you know what!
MMM

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Personally I suspect many social workers do know their shibboleth to be a scam. Some, the more benevolently inclined, may continue in role for its benefits, but reconcile this duplicity with their other “good works.” Increasingly there is evidence though that a considerable proportion are only in the social work club for its benefits, material, status and, …..well, you know what!

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Dennis @ 9:59;
How many social workers does it take to change a light bulb?
Five. One to screw it in, three to form the support group, and one to help with placement. Or- None. They set up a team to write a paper on coping with darkness. Or-None. It’s not in our budget.
Social Workers are laughable: a reliable source of amusement.

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6.57
MMM, my dad, and my younger brother, died, literally, within months of each other, this year. Have you ANYTHING to o offer me hope, because my heart is CRUSHED!

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Anon @ 2:20. I acknowledge your pain. I would like to offer support, but in reality that is limited to acknowledging and sympathising with your loss.
You ask for “hope” with respect to your deceased relatives. That implies certain beliefs or aspirations for an “after-life”, : ……. that they have gone ‘to a better place’; and that you will again meet them again in that place….???
I can offer you no such false hopes. Religion makes such baseless promises. Its clerical acolytes capitalise on our pain, and the reality of our short lifespan with false promises of some better afterlife.
But since I think your comment provocatively questions my humanist perspective, I go no further than to suggest you look deeply into the foundation and beliefs of religion, then make your own mind up.
MMM

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Unfair comment about Fr. Kehoe. Fr Noel does not have skeletons in his closet. He has CEO potential. Fr Noel and Fr Gerry will hopefully bring the province forward and sort out the deadweights that have become institutionalised.

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I agree. Both are good men with vision and strong pastoral records. And are not afraid to challenge this drift into oblivion that the once great order was famous for. But the deadweights in the Reds are afraid of the change. I hear they will not elect them.

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Is there any way that the Bishop Accountability list can be updated? It does not include Canon John McCabe and Fr Jack McCabe, to whom Bishop Joe Duffy gave a reference to get a teaching job, even though horrible old Joe knew that Jack McCabe was an abuser. Joe had known for years that Jack McCabe was an abuser, yet he allowed him to stay on as a priest teacher in St Michael’s College, Enniskillen, where Jack lived next to the boarding dormatories.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8579445.stm

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2:37. It would be helpful for parents & families when new clergy appear in parishes, schools & hospitals if they could check a photographic archive along the lines of the mug shots displayed on America’s Most Wanted & similar. This decades long culture in the Roman Catholic Church of silencing victims and witnesses and covering up has to be challenged in the interests of public safety.

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2:37 Give your pennies to your local church. There is nothing to be gained from raking up the past.

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Missing in Action Clergy is no joke & our children and vulnerable adults deserve a lot more than this shoddy lethargy & lack of accountabilitysays:

11:31 yet another example of how schools compromise student safety and well being in school property owned by a Church that has failed to finalise compensation claims by hundreds of thousands of victims worldwide and yet Roman Catholic Church is allowed to continue to retain huge tracts of unoccupied property and to claim government grants and to fundraise from public. It beggars belief in a so called civilised society that so many clergy are still moved about or blatantly and defiantly unaccounted by Church hierarchy & members in the interests of protecting these paedophiles & offenders.

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Your list is does not include John Murray D&C. Is he not worthy of a mention. And does any one know what has become of John McCallum? Or Jim Donaghy?

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You are considered a priority if you have had sex in a sauna, dark room or sex club etc., in the past six months.
Register now at:
hse.ie/monkeypox

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11:09 Did they purchase a new table for the refectory after what Abbot Richard “Rawhide” Purcell did on it or is it correct that the table was donated to one of the “rooms” in the Boiler Rooms Sauna?

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11:09 Don’t go it alone, Abbot Richard, do bring your “friends” with you.

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I am a Priest not Roman Catholic , but with valid Orders by anyone standards .For an opening to enter the Catholic Church I was asked to sacrifice my Priesthood , and become a lay man . I refused to do this . I am left asking what is so special about the six years at seminary that produces pedophiles , and Priests who behave in wrong ways , and then what makes them judged more valid then me ? Something is very wrong in what goes on !

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6:33 Any update on the ongoing character assassination of Whistleblowers including Dom. Benedict Andersen by Bishop Tom Deenihan who continues to withhold the “letter of good standing” outstanding to Dom. Benedict.

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6:33 he is still being molly coddled by those Belgian nuns besotted by him.

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That is a very high volume of reported complaints of abuse in one Diocese bearing in mind that abuse can take many forms and devious clerics have been known to administer abuse and silencing tactics via their third parties.

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Your daily reminder that Roman Catholics have literally no understanding of abuse, how paedophiles work, how complaints present, or the particular evidential problems a claim of child abuse presents.
This complete absence of awareness is why your children are still not safe in Roman Catholic churches.

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11:17 correction, they understand perfectly well, their sense of self entitlement is clearly reflected in their various methods of communicating to the wider public that they truly believe themselves to be above the law as indeed many inexplicably appear to escape justice despite overwhelming evidence of culpability.

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11.17: Your broken record is very screech at this stage…You should go out to your garden on thus lovely day and tidy up and thank God for your blessings and ask him to move you to do something useful for a victim/survivor or for a homeless person or an elderly neighbour!! Too much like having to move your lazy ass from your laptop.

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3:22 catlick translation – “get busy doing anything but shining the light on us & our cozy little “arrangements”…..
I don’t even own a garden you silly deluded person.

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1. some years ago
2. relate to a time prior
3. retrospectively
5. anonymous… alleging
6. retrospective
7, 8, 9. visited
Nine accused since 2013. What would Tom Deenihan have done? Tom’s mistreatment of Dom Benedict Andersen is morally reprehensible.

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2:04 time is irrelevant. These matters are NOT statute barred. It is often a common misconception or maliciously communicated false narrative that certain categories of wrong doing are statue barred when this is untrue.

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More victims of historical abuse & wrong doing are entitled to come forward but falsely advised not to.says:

2:25 thank you for that. Many victims are led to believe that they are not entitled to have older matters investigated. This, of course, is what those responsible for wrong doing ultimately do to deter further claims.

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And presumably the clergy still in post in Cloyne know who the abusers are, but say nothing. Shouldn’t the abusers be named?

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Interesting use of the term ‘historical abuse’ in the Irish Examiner article.
An obvious attempt to minimize while making the complaints appear ancient history. The impact of abuse on victims/survivors lasts a lifetime.

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7:10 Examiner newspaper family of the notorious Billy The Leveller Crosbie, shameful how poor starving families had their homes deliberately razed to the ground

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It’s the standard way the clergy bully people. One of my favorite things on this blog is that despite the blog being accessible internationally the clergy still like to think they know who is who in the comments, thus proving how parochial (LOL) they are. Yesterday I had the initials of someone who used to comment here applied to me and it was hilarious. Even when that person used to comment they would tell him they knew who he was but still couldn’t come up with a name. 😂
Seriously though, it’s because they want to bully you and create trouble for people who comment here. They complained to Fr Sean Page’s superiors about him, and this is exactly how they treat you when you’ve been sexually abused by a cleric.
The church of Rome is about abuse, power and money, and the religion bit is a respectable facade.

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Hey, what’s new ? Trawl though any diocese and you will find current cases of concern being determined by the ubiquitous safeguarding team that you now find in every diocese. It’s become an industry. And you will still find abusive and manipulative clergy who can’t behave themselves.

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EVERY DIOCESE & RELIGIOUS ORDER on the island of Ireland needs to be investigated.
Safeguarding MUST be completely independent of the RCC.

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Can I suggest we stop calling these dioceses dioceses and start referring to them as rings?
We could also call monasteries and orders rings.
This would have the advantage of an extra warning to the naive.
Not excluding other, extra geographical rings, of course.

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Can I suggest we stop calling these social work departments social work departments and start referring to them as rings?
We could also call Barnardos and children’s homes rings.
This would have the advantage of an extra warning to the naive.
Not excluding other, extra geographical rings, of course.

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Anon @ 8.12: I sometimes think to engage with you in an attempt to understand your perceptions. However the evidence from your comments suggest a lack of basic intellectual and educational facilitity to enable any meaningful dialogue. So it would be a waste of time. So I leave you to your restricted perception and limitations.
Good luck to you in continuing your restricted narrow world view.

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Archbishop Noel Treanor – Nuncio to European Union. You heard it forst here. Il Santo Padre ha nominato Nunzio Apostolico presso l’Unione Europea Sua Eccellenza Reverendissima Mons. Noël Treanor, finora Vescovo di Down and Connor, elevandolo in pari tempo alla dignità di Arcivescovo.

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12.00: Congratulations to Bishop Noel Treanor. Very suitable choice for this role. Well done to him. Feck the haters and begrudgers on this blog. God bless Bishop Treanor.

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He isn’t going to be there that long. He was born in 1950, so is already 72. 75 and retirement won’t be long in coming. Short term stop gap appointment.

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3.49
Yes. Why wasn’t Brendan Kelly just retired from Achonry? What did Galway gain by having hkm imposed on it? A waste of space.

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12.03 Due to lack of vocations, the talent pool previously at RC disposal for selection for promotion is now an all time low. This is accurately reflected in the defective algae being deposited in Senior church roles. Poisonous cover up merchants dealing in hate crimes against victims, survivors, whistleblowers & families & these types obsessed with protecting their ill gotten gains.

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Hope it’s not Niall Coll. A socially awkward desk priest replacing a socially awkward desk priest would be too much.

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Is it true that Noel Treanor has done a total of six months parish service since has was ordained all those years ago?

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Congratulations to Archbishop Treanor. One of the best bishops we have. He will flourish on the European stage. Pope Malachy at a future point ?

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Treanor is the biggest cover up of gay and straight actively sexual priests that I have ever witnessed. He is even considering Joe McGuigan for a clerical position – who would accept this sexual monster in their parish?

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@1.08pm The worst in Wales was Murphy followed by the present one. They both despise the Irish because they resent their own Irish roots.

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1:12 proving that Archbishop Treanor is the perfect fit for promotion in Roman Catholic Church – the crime ring posing as the House of God. Once all the media coverage on Hutch & Kinihans is concluded, this lot will be next.

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Step forward Niall Coll, who manned a desk in D&C for decades. You heard it here first. He’ll do a year as bishop in Ossory before coming to D&C. Handier for him to get home to Donegal for visits as well.

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1.40
No. The timing is wrong. If Noël had gone a month ago things would have been very different.

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If I was a betting man my money would be on McGuckian. He’s the right age and created the D&C Pastoral Plan. He dealt with Raphoe pretty well after Boyce left it with serious problems and he’s a Jesuit but a Belfast native so he’s a bit of an outsider. Fits the profile.

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https://www.wafb.com/2022/11/22/ex-catholic-priest-caught-making-sex-tape-pearl-river-church-altar-pleads-guilty-felony-obscenity/

Ex-Catholic Priest Caught Making Sex Tape On Pearl River Church Altar Pleads Guilty To Felony Obscenity
By Ken Daley Nov. 22, 2022.
“COVINGTON, La. (WVUE) – The former Catholic priest caught recording a sex tape with two dominatrices on the altar of his Pearl River church two years ago pleaded guilty Monday (Nov. 21) to a felony count of obscenity as part of a plea bargain, his attorney said. Travis Clark, 39, entered the plea before 22nd Judicial District Judge Ellen Creel, and received a suspended three-year prison sentence, three years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.”

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Travis, there’s a good Catholic name. Named after St Travis, patron saint of leather workers and cobblers.

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At least Archbishop Aymond removed Clark from ministry, had the altar removed and burned, and consecrated a new altar. What action, if any, did Bishop Crean take in Kildorrery Church..?

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I don’t mind priests having sex so long as they are not promiscuous with it. One person each, gay or nay

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Reply to;Anonymoussays:
Nov 26, 2022 at 1:21 pm
Even if heterosexuals settled with one partner, many have multiple partners, prior to that.
What are your restriction for approval of heterosexuals with multiple partners? Hopefully the same applies, of course it does not, we see it all the time.
I say you are living in the past, and then there were heterosexual putting it about, married, and, single.
I wonder how many of the girls who resided in the Mother and baby homes were impregnated by the same serial abuser.

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2:55 some of these girls working as domestics were impregnated by their employer family members or clergy & church exploited mother & child for financial gain. Church wealth is built on blood money.

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I bumped into Fr Dallat in Ann summers and I must say, you give him an awful time on this blog – he’s a lovely man

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Pat my wee Timmy is all of a tizzy. News of Bishop Treanors promotion has given him a major lift. He locked itself in his room after the announcement and I know he took out the box hidden at the back of the wardrobe with the bishops hat he bought in Rome eleven years ago. I’m dustin off me own hat for a day out in Belfast. God is good after all. I knew he did right leavin the Christian brothers.

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It’s a very handy way to move on a problem. Give him a seeming promotion. In the EU he will out of the way without any effective power, and won’t be able to do any harm. They have evidently worked out that D&C is not doing well under Treanor’s management. He won’t live as comfortably in Brussels as he does in Lisbreen, however.

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3.44
Are you discovering that o ly now?
It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book. It’s called promoveatur ut amoveatur.

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2.21
I have heard it is Bishop Michael Router as he has little to do in Armagh and Archbishop eamon does not want an assistant.

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Michael Router a director of towards healing aka assistant Bishop in Armagh to replace Bishop of D&C🤷‍♀️
Its laughable re Bishop of D&C, who covered up gay priest/s leading double lives, promoted and going to Brussels. You can hide your double life in Brussels without any ramifications.
Is that very same Bishop who wouldn’t listen to victims if I’m correct🤔

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Noel Kehoe is the biggest poof, and active, I have ever came across – just saying

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Pat, thanks to your good blog, you have put many a boy off becoming a priest. They are rotten to the core the lot of them. Me and my family are now independent Catholics.

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2:28 yes, Lorraine, but are you truly happy? What about the Mrs Robinson types that lurk the streets?

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2.28: Do you dress up Lorraine for happy clappy liturgical celebrations? . What you’re really saying is you’re no longer a CATHOLIC. Good riddance to layoffs like you. You probably never darkened a Church….or were never truly Catholic..

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Good afternoon Bishop Buckley. I am so glad to have met you at the wedding in the Devenish. I am also glad you highlighted yesterday that incest exists and how widespread it is. I also had sex with my brother when we were mid twenties and drunk. It was a mistake and I acknowledge that but it still happened, at the time it felt special and right. Enjoy your afternoon

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Sex between consenting adults should never be illegal – blood related or not. I had sex with my adopted daughter for years after my wife died. She was also married but that didn’t stop us.

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2.48: This is very disturbing. You’re a sicko. And your adopted daughter should sue you for abuse. What a memory for your wife – R.I.P. I’m sure she’s be revolted. You are a creep.

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2.39: Eamon – apart from boasting about your alcoholism, an illness which will kill you, now you’re boasting about your incest. Yoyre a creep. What next – abuse of a minor – a niece or a nephew – while DRUNK – or the abuse of an elderly parent, while drunk? You are an idiot. You won’t be able to use the excuse of your ALCOHOLISM for all your misdeeds or abuses. You need professional help. Did you not spend time in hospital recently with liver/kidney problems from your abuse of booze? Cop on, Eamon. Cop on.

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Pat, why do you publish troll comments such as the one at 2:39pm? They make the blog ridiculous and a figure of fun among the priests, bishops and journalists.

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Treanor will be glad to get away from the most promiscuous clergy in Ireland – and covering up for them

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At nearly 80 years old I no longer have any compelling sexual impulses. While I do look at attractive young women and occasionally fantasise, I just peacefully acknowledge my lack of former “functional ability” and simply admire their youthful attractive vitality.
And, believe me, it causes no sense of regret or loss: I have lots of good memories….
And I’m an ex cleric, of 40+ years ago. Glad I “got out”!
Am very content with family and grandchildren.

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I don’t know about you lot, but I lead a simple life. Work, tv and sleep. Have no friends. But it’s just good to be alive. Be happy people.

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Bookies Odds
To succeed to D &C
Alan McGuckian. 3/1
Donal McKeown 7/1
Michael Router. 10/1
Eugene O’Hagan. 15/1
Timothy Bartlett. 25/1
Patrick Buckley. 1054/1

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3.11
Speaking about bookies, at the time of Treanor’s appointment to D&C wasn’t there someone with inside information who, allegedly, used it to make a killing on bookmakers?
It would be interesting to have the truth or otherwise of that story confirmed. Any bookmaker care to comment?

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8.38
I imagine someone who allegedly made a killing would, especially if he were now on bookies’ lists.

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Joseph McGuigan could not be seriously attempting a comeback? That would be replicated only by the resurrection itself

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My son is called Daniel and my child is called Danielle. I can’t even think what the non binary version would be- maybe Dani?

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Considering the review in Cloyne diocese was by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland, are such reviews carried out fully, fairly, and impartially?
The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland founding members comprise of the Archbishops and the Episcopal Secretary of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, together with the Director General of the Conference of Religious of Ireland (CORI).
The National Safeguarding Board is funded through the sponsoring bodies, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Association of Leaders of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland (AMRI).
The Safeguarding ‘pipers are paid’ by the Catholic Church in Ireland!
If the Catholic Church in Ireland is seriously trying to protect children
why is Safeguarding not independent of the Church? Why any Church involvement in Safeguarding? They are NOT to be trusted.

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The Ledwith story.
The investigation into O’Neill before he left.
The list you publish are the convicted I assume? How long could that list truly be

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I think Hume was an atrocious bishop and Cardinal – the cult around him is nauseating as he was bezzy with Jimmy Saville and happy for monks and clergy to shag away as long as they were discrete.
Longkey and Nicols are just cover up merchants – and would stab their own mothers in the back to protect the reputation of the church and secure all the comforts of their position.
Worlock was appealing and clearly a repressed and unhappy control freak and homosexual.
Hegarty – dreadful – ugly man – very conscious of his bishop status.
Stock – insomniac with zero people skills and a bad tempered old sop.

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The current English and Welsh hierarchy are descendants of Worlock. Cornac and Vince are typical proteges. I suspect the current Irish lot with their pointy hats are products of Cahal Daly.

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Former Diocese of Cloyne Priest publicly confirms a culture of bullying & intimidation in Diocesesays:

Priest abused by Cloyne priest, Fr Brendan Wrixon, spoke out over a decade ago. Although convicted, Fr Wrixon never apologised to his victims.

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Very nasty tone to that comment, I personally know the survive in the wrixon case and his family,they are the very best of people.
Wrixon abused his position as vocations director and as a family friend.
It was very brave of the survivor to pursue this case, given that he was a serving priest.

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7:43 They’ve only survived so long because they are experts in obstructing the course of justice.

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It was the wrixon case that brought down magee and indeed provoked enda Kenny to make his famous speech in the Dail

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@+ Pat
Careful with publishing names. The victim was a minor. Minor are not normally named. The Cloyne report called Fr Wrixon’s victim “Patrick”.

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@7.52
You attribute Enda Kenny’s reaction to the whole report to one case. But if you listen again to that speech, as I just did, you will see that his stance was based on Vstican interference and the sad reality of abusers across Cloyne being left in ministry and officiating at many family occasions.
@10.34. Thank you for shouting ‘after’ at me. However in Ireland the determining age for publication of a victim’s name is when the abuse occurred. In this case you may notice the news reports do not publish the victim’s name. Even if we all, and tge dogs in the street, know the victim’s name – our profession gossips too much.

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Bishop Noel Treanor joins the Night Rider Ryan McAleer in Brussels. Gay clergy capital of Europe. Ryan enjoyed backseat shenanigans in Drum Manor Forest Park several times and the occasional in Parkanaur in Castlecaulfield. He had a hilarious Snapchat code, which divulged his date of birth. He also gave details of his car and what he’d been up to! Evidence is at hand should it be required!

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Genuine question. Why must the nuncio to the EU (or to anywhere) be a cleric, especially a titular bishop? Why not a distinguished lay Catholic diplomat? Noel Treanor was shoehorned into the COMECE job by the vile Joe Duffy but Noel wasn’t a diplomat. He was an administrator filling a job that could and should have been done by a lay person. Noel doesn’t even have basic people skills, never mind the polish and social confidence needed in a diplomat.

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Games of Thrones Actor, Liam Cunningham joins Raise The Roof protests against Irish Housing Crisissays:

Thousands of people including representatives of teaching & nursing unions marched from Parnell Square to Irish Government buildings at Leinster House today. Irish homelessness figures have reached an all-time high, 11,397 people including 3,500 children are living in emergency accommodation in the Republic of Ireland. These figures do NOT include people living on the streets, persons living with family or sleeping on the couches of friends.

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6:26 my daughter is a qualified teacher and her boyfriend is in final year of engineering. They are living with my older married son in Dublin as his wife inherited her grandparents home but obviously this isn’t a permanent solution. Sadly, my daughter and her boyfriend feel they have little option but to emigrate after he finishes college next year. Young Irish graduates are already leaving Ireland in large numbers, similar to 1980s brain drain.

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Warlock v strange man – will the truth ever out about him – repressed and frustrated homosexual (aren’t they all) – shudder to think of the safeguarding secrets he kept buried being in the closet he was good at burying.
He believed in the institution over and above God or Jesus and had the hots for Vinnie as did Hume.
Who is Vinnies protege?
Stock? O’Toole?
Wilson maybe?

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https://www.bishop-accountability.org/2022/11/willow-park-abuse-survivor-met-vacuum-of-silence-and-distaste-after-1992-revelation/
WILLOW PARK ABUSE SURVIVOR MET ‘VACUUM OF SILENCE AND DISTASTE ’ AFTER 1992 REVELATION
Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland]
November 26, 2022 By Patsy McGarry
“It was the secret that existed in plain sight. Now aged 60, artist and psychotherapist Chris Doris spoke about the abuse he suffered involving two priests and a religious brother at Willow Park school in Dublin in a television programme 30 years ago. In the Would You Believe documentary, shown on RTÉ in 1992, Doris was interviewed on the theme of art and spirituality after he had organised an exhibition to help victims of the famine that was then under way in Somalia. In it, he spoke about being abused in Willow Park, which he attended until 1975: “It was brief but explosive.” Before the programme was broadcast he was told its religious adviser had warned he would “want to be very sure about the assertions” because of a danger that he could face legal action.”

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Good riddance to that waste of space Treanor. Now the cat fighting will begin to see who takes over from him. Could Frankie Boy not take his warbling chancellor O’hagan with him, another self seeking waste of space

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Treanor will be much more suited to a desk job. He has no personality and could hardly be called any sort of pastor . Down and Conor is in a complete mess under his stewardship. The only thingshe will be remembered for are spending the peoples money on his lavish palace and letting his clergy live unchristian lifestyles. Treanor may be able to speak many languages. It’s just a pity he couldn’t speak to his parishioners. He remained aloof away from the hoy polloi in his own wee bubble. The man should never have been ordained. But then the good old mafia boss Francisco rewards him with a promotion. Why in the name of good heavens does anyone still cling on to this outfit of charlatans?

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No Dickie McKeown for D&C. He’s 73. Too old.
The man in Raphoe is a shoe in.
Wee Mincy OHagan is too wealthy and as far as Timmo
is concerned – Dublin fiasco Not good!
It’s McGuckian for Lisbreen.

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There are some lovely pictures of Tommy Deenihan from Blackpool in this week’s Irish Catholic at an event in Mullingar. He’s connected with the launching of Fr Willy Doyle’s case for canonisation. Any such exposure is likely to keep him in the public eye to replace Dermot Farrell in time. There are acouple of pics of what are described as Benedictines, but it doesn’t mention from which monastery they were out for the day. Could it be Silverstream?

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Bishop Tom Deenihan Bishop of Meath, said mass in Oristown Co Meath this evening for 1st Sunday of Advent . Requesting information on the disappeared.

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