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LETTER TO ABBOT OF GLENSTAL

COFFEY

Dear Abbot Brendan,

In my blog for December 22, 2022 — I posed, in light of information that I had received, the following question, “Did [Bishop Thomas] Deenihan Lie to a French Abbot?”. I enclose the link to same for your kind consideration, which you can read at your leisure.

It is well-known that you have been actively involved in the sorry saga that is Silverstream Priory. When the whistle-blower, Dom Benedict Andersen, wrote his letter of complaint to the Bishop of Meath, Thomas Deenihan, it is a matter of public record that you were one of the visitators appointed [by Deenihan] to conduct a sham investigation.

Why do I refer to it as a “sham investigation”? Because you actively covered-up the sexual and financial misconduct of Fr. Mark Kirby, the then superior. And to add insult to injury, you, Abbot Brendan Coffey, OSB, were complicit in the REAPPOINTMENT of a known recidivist cleric, Fr. Mark Daniel Kirby, OSB, as the superior of Silverstream Priory. By that I mean that you Abbot Brendan wilfully ignored for reasons that remain arcane [for the moment] that Dom Mark Kirby had been credibly accused of sexual and financial misconduct. This is not supposition, because the allegations were investigated by An Garda Síochána and a file was prepared and sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Do you now dispute that reality concerning Fr. Kirby? If so, are you that sequestered from reality?

During the so-called investigation were you aware of these allegations? If so, did you recommend to Bishop Deenihan that Fr. Kirby should be referred to An Garda Síochána?

During the visitation, did you recommend to Bishop Deenihan that he should seek independent legal advice about the allegations? If not; why not?

When the allegations concerning Fr. Kirby were referred to the Irish police, who brought the allegations to the police? Was it you Abbot Brendan or Bishop Deenihan or both of you acting independently?

In light of your qualification in canon law, were you aware that it was canonically inappropriate for Fr. Kirby to be reappointed as the Superior of Silverstream Priory? If so, did you express those concerns either verbally and/or in writing to Bishop Deenihan?

Who ultimately made the decision to reappoint Fr. Kirby as the superior? Was it you or Bishop Deenihan? Or perhaps also your fellow visitator, the disgraced former Abbot Richard Purcell, OSCO, had a hand in this decision?

During this process of decision-making, did you in light of the serious and credible allegations advise (regardless of the police investigation) that Fr. Kirby should not have been appointed?

Do you accept that at that time the appropriate course of action was the opening of a canonical investigation under the provisions of Canon 1717? Did you advise Bishop Deenihan in writing that Fr. Kirby should have been subjected to same?

Would you accept that these matters were ever ventilated in the High Court that using an objective yardstick the advice that you purportedly gave was negligent and wholly deficient? Do you accept this raises serious questions about your probity and character?

Did it suit you to have Fr. Kirby reappointed as superior because you recognised Silverstream was hopelessly corrupt and fatally flawed and you wanted a prompt exit strategy?

Do you deny all the above? If so, would you accept the valid observation that you are also now stand accused of lying like Bishop Deenihan?

Notwithstanding, the above the primary purpose of this e-mail is to enquire: did you have any involvement in connecting Bishop Deenihan with the Abbot of Abbey of Saint-Joseph de Clairval, Rt. Rev’d Dom Jean-Bernard Marie Bories, OSB?

Are you able to explain why Bishop Deenihan “suddenly” reached out to Dom Bories?

Did you, Abbot Brendan, as the former superior of Silverstream Priory, appointed by Bishop Deenihan, because of your status as a Benedictine Ordinary write a letter of introduction to Dom Bories on behalf Bishop Deenihan of Meath?

If you did write such a letter: did you explain to Abbot Bories that the founder of Silverstream Priory was credibly accused of criminal behaviour, i.e. sexual assault and financial misconduct?

Did you advise Bishop Deenihan to lie/be economical with the truth to Abbot Bories — if these difficult issues were raised during the course of any conversation?

Have you been contacted by Abbot Bories seeking guidance on the mess that is Silverstream Priory?

Do you consider that, after almost three years of chaos, Silverstream Priory should finally be suppressed by a Decree of the Holy See?

In light of the known fact that Glenstal Abbey has given sanctuary to a monk who accepted a caution for unacceptable behaviour in the UK – it is legitimate to ask: is it possible that Fr. Mark Kirby, after a sojourn in Holland, is now staying at Glenstal Abbey?

In light of the never-ending sexual scandals that have engulfed the Church in Ireland for the past three decades, what were you thinking about Silverstream at the time?

Would you be happy to have your involvement in Silverstream to be subjected independent scrutiny by officials from the Irish Department of Education? I ask, because you are the abbot of the monastery that runs one of Ireland’s most prestigious schools.

With all seasonal best wishes, I remain,

Sincerely yours in Christ

+Pat Buckley

Cc:

Bishop Thomas Deenihan.
Rt. Rev’d Dom Jean-Bernard Marie Bories, OSB, Abbot of the Abbey of Saint-Joseph de Clairval.
His Excellency, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of France.
Archbishop Antoine Hérouard, Archbishop of Dijon.
Fr. Basil MacCabe, OSB, Temporary Superior, Silverstream Priory.

229 replies on “LETTER TO ABBOT OF GLENSTAL”

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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I think Deenihan is trying to get Flavigny to take on Silverstream as a daughter house. I also think this is a good idea. I suspect the abbot has googled the priory, gone ‘Quoi?’ and very reasonably told them he wants to get the measure of the community before doing so.
Dom Kirby should be looked after kindly in a way that recognizes his own needs and stops them impacting anyone else. I’m sure Silverstream is his baby and he feels bereft of it.

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Hull’s a far cry from the North Monastery in Cork. But Tom’s a humble man and he doesn’t forget the bowl he was baked in.

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Well done, +Pat. Brendan Coffey and his bungling of the Silverstream coverup has provided this blog with some of its greatest comic relief.

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9:49 was that from the vast amounts of cash that whistleblower Dom Benedict Andersen confirmed was kept in Fr Kirby’s office?

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@11:16
Bishop Phonsie Cullinan, Diocese of Waterford & Lismore is alleged to have entered an agreement with his priest regarding the repayment of the stolen money to the Diocese at the rate of €14,000 per annum for 5 years.

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@12:50
If this alleged agreement with his priest regarding the repayment of stolen money to the Diocese is true, what other agreements might be
arranged to facilitate errant priests, I wonder. Might safeguarding in the Diocese be in anyway compromised if questionable arrangements can
be entered into with priests? Episcopal leaders, lets have transparency.

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… is it possible that Fr. Mark Kirby, after a sojourn in Holland, is now staying at Glenstal Abbey? No wonder they didn’t want me in their guesthouse! To paraphrase their own words: because of my regular blog contributions and association with BP they deemed me too high a risk! They wouldn’t want me seeing who or what is going on there, now would they? Glenstal, you are even more screwed now 🥳. To the very nice headmaster of Glenstal that chatted with me at a concert earlier this year: do yourself a favour and GET OUT of there quick before it’s too late!!!

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12:18 Well! clergy & their types must protect their paying customers & guests in the interests of securing repeat business at all costs & specifically at great cost to those they choose to slander in order to protect their own assets. Shame they choose to endanger others including victims & their families that are of no use to them being outside of their inner circles of customers & benefactors. Presumably they sent you the specifics of their ‘risk assessment analysis’ that they obviously completed on you without your permission or prior consultation and prior to informing you that you were deemed “too high a risk” to attend a retreat offered as part of your healing package from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe. Legally, it is none of their business who you associate with – given all of their own conflicts of interests. Bishop Pat Buckley openly runs a very helpful support service for those being subjected to wrongful conduct by the Irish Roman Catholic Church as do others in various international jurisdictions. As you are aware, the powers that be within the Roman Catholic Church from the top down closed down his previous support blog for victims, survivors & families of church related wrongdoing. That tells you all that you need to know about their motivations and priorities. Keep Safe.

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12.36 Thank you. Redacted email from Glenstal to Killaloe is the evidence and will be dealt with by DPC in Dublin 😊. Birds of a feather fock together.

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@ 12:50pm
To avoid sandal! well that’s not happened, how on earth was this priest able to get access to Diocesan funds without any checks in the first place. The Guards should have been called in, and how is this priest going to pay this back, by the look of him he might not be here in five years. Cullinan should resign he is hopeless.

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What’s with all these cover up merchants – it’s particularly endemic in Meath, Down & Connor, Killaloe, Waterford & Lismore although some of the others are no angels either.

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You see its has always been about cover up. The difference now is that social media means bishops who are bad at covering up are exposed. It is increasingly harder to distinguish a bishop who does not cover up from a bishop who is so good at it that they don’t get caught.

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Is the Priest from Diocese of Killaloe involved in kitchen incident with Abbot Richard Purcell still in office?

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Abbot Dick Purcell investigating Fr Mark Kirby? Fact is indeed stranger than fiction in the current Irish Catholic Church. Has all the cash Fr Kirby was throwing about in his office been accounted for?

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12:55 If he brought the contents of the safe at Silverstream Priory, no doubt he’d be well accommodated.

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“While the cold snap of the past few days has taken the gloss from the image of the ‘White Christmas’, not least due to rising fuel costs, we still strive for that notion of peace.
In fact, most or our Christmas Carols allude to that message of peace that was part of the first Christmas.” – A Christmas message from the Bishop of Meath, Tom Deenihan.
How can Tom write about peace as he continues his persecution of Dom Benedict?
The Abbey of Saint-Joseph de Clairval will need to reflect on their support for Tom’s Silverstream charade. Silverstream is scandalous. Tom is fanning the flames of that scandal.
“In their report, the visitation team recognised that serious breaches of medical data protection and spiritual confidentiality (what they termed the “internal forum”) were occurring.
The Visitation Report warned the community that the civil legal structure of Silverstream Priory needed attention to make it compliant with civil law, the Revenue Commissioners, the Charity Governance Code and Data Protection legislation.
“We have concerns in these areas,” the report stated.
Tom is the ordinary of the diocese. Tom has to take full responsibility for his mismanagement of the Silverstream charade.
As Dom Benedict rightly observed: “He has a very embarrassing situation on his hands. He has made bad decisions, and the diocese has, and they’ve just compounded over and over.”

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5:23 In RCC speak, “Peace” translates as “shut your mouth”, mind your own business, take our abuse of you & your family on the chin and leave US important ones in Peace to fiddle away unhindered and unquestioned.

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After fleeing to the Netherlands with two young novices in March, perhaps Dom Mark Kirby had to flee back to Ireland due to visa eligibility criteria.

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Kitty’s two young carers, more tactfully described as “young novices”, may be British and therefore only allowed to stay in the EU for 90 days, within a 180-day period, without needing the appropriate visa or permits. The same restrictions may also apply to Kitty resulting in her alleged return to Glenstal.

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Mind, if Kitty’s two… well, let’s just say, “young novices” are British, no travel restrictions exist within the Common Travel Area.

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I looove the way the troll has moved on to commenting with disinformation eg 3:08. 😂

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The Common Travel Area (CTA) is a long-standing arrangement between the UK, the Crown Dependencies (Bailiwick of Jersey, Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Isle of Man) and Ireland that pre-dates both British and Irish membership of the EU and is not dependent on it.
Under the CTA, British and Irish citizens can move freely and reside in either jurisdiction and enjoy associated rights and privileges, including the right to work, study and vote in certain elections, as well as to access social welfare benefits and health services.

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As soon as the so-called visitation to Silverstream was exposed as a sham, Coffey should have considered his position as abbot of Glenstal. He could still easily slip away for “personal reasons” like other abbots or announce the end of his service as abbot after an extended sabbatical period.

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Coffey looks very smug in the photo and is very sure of himself in his current position.
He knows alot about the scandals but is another mouse in the whole saga!

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I’ve met Abbot Coffey on a few occasions. He gives me the creeps. There’s something about him that’s very dark. I would not be at all surprised if there are some disturbing stories still to be discovered about him.

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11:04, I’ve also met Coffey on a few occasions. There’s something very, very wrong with this man. Imagine being a monk of Glenstal and having to deal with him on a daily basis.

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Rn will be loving this topic today, he is very passionate about Silverstream and masturbating monks/hot young men. I thought he was going to sort the place out, ah well

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+Pat, you have provided us with another devastating critique of Silverstream Priory and the anatomy of an Irish ecclesiastical coverup. With unique eloquence you have shown us how Irish prelates protect other Irish prelates.
Silverstream has featured on your blog for quite some time. It always makes for entertaining but depressing reading.
Do you think the main reason Silverstream is not suppressed by + Tom is because he doesn’t want to be seen to be dancing to Pat Buckley’s tune?
I think the answer to my own question is yes because +Tom does not want to be seen to be losing face to you before the other Irish bishops.

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It’s obvious that things are not good at the heart of OSB and OCSO monasteries in Ireland. It is the case also in the UK – Ampleforth, Downside, Ealing etc. Given that self-governance and oversight by the Church, dioceses and Rome is not working, I believe that the State should step in and, after huge amounts of evidence over the last decades, declare these places to be places of danger for safeguarding, and to restrict them severely as to who can visit them, stay at them, and to inspect them regularly. There is so much going on that is unhealthy that these places cannot possibly be seen as places of safety and security, especially for young people. And, yes, that may well mean the closing down of any schools that they run. Things are that serious, and the indications are so ominous of a culture and behaviours that should not be tolerated anymore. They have brought this on themselves by their arrogance, their unaccountability, and their coverups

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I hear Portglenone are getting ready for a visitation by the General. +Noel is having talks with him there so I presume that it is also Abbot related.

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Does Portglenone have an Abbot? Is Celsus Kelly not just Acting Superior since he reached 75?
Aelred (Gerry) Magee for next Abbot of Portglenone?

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Gerry Magee would be an odd choice. He was in Roscrea when Purcell had it off with the priest in the kitchen. Magee was aware of what was going on. Other monks do not trust Gerry, he has a wicked temper and likely to explode at any time.

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Interestingly, Cistercian College, Roscrea is the last Cistercian school left in the world, and even its future is uncertain.
Though it is beyond me why parents anywhere want to send their children to any boarding school. Perhaps it’s no different to the career women who want the two kids and then put them into childcare when the babies are only a few months old and still in nappies.

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I think the lot in Texas are the O.Cist who are not the strict observance OCSO types. They used to run a church on the corner of the Trevi Fountain, as I recall. They are the soft core Cistercians, playing at being monks but really out in the world and not getting up at 4 am !

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10:36 You said ‘Cistercian school’ and I think you’ll find they’re Cistercians. 😂

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@9.59
Parents send kids to boarding school to get the dispassionate early in life, to make connections with the off spring of other wealthy and to thereby set them up to be the next generation pulling the strings at the top of society. Formation & connection. It works similar to “frat” houses in the US and “public” schools in the UK.

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11:11 The majority of the old school movers and shakers at the influential core of Irish society attended Cistercians in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Alma Mater reads like a rogues gallery.

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11:11 Educating the next generation of overprivileged white collar criminals who ultimately never seem to be held accountable for the human misery they create.

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It seems that being gay is almost universal in the clergy. With gay bishops, abbots, vocations directors and formators in charge, only hot gay sems and novices are selected and the straights are turned away, and so the pattern is entrenched.

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Vatican II renewed religious life and was supposed to usher in a New Springtime and a New Pentecost. Just look at what it has done, it has destroyed religious life and there is certainly been no New Springtime or New Pentecost. The exact opposite has happened clear for all to see, by their fruits shall ye know them.

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10.02
The Fruits are the Lay Faithful and that is the New Pentecost.
The vineyard is the People not some Religious.
What does most religous do that the Lay Faithful does not like visit the sick, look after the needy and so on.
Thank God the lace and silk is all going there is no need for that and next will be the multi candles as it is not eco friendly.
For we are building a People of Power.
The PP that is trying to hang on to power well those days have gone Father.

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@ 11:22am
You’ve been in that vineyard that you’re always babbling on about too long, escape from it and sober up. If you think the laity is the new pentecost🙄 you must be on something. Also if think that silk and lace are less eco friendly than polyester you’re very mistaken. The sick and the needy prefer to visited by a priest not some nosy oul gossip like you who love to think they are people of power, high time they were demolished not built up.

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Why such a big deal in these days of recreational sex between consenting adults?
You said yourself that celibacy should be optional Pat, leave them be.

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My goodness, Bp Pat, only a few years ago RP was being mentioned as the future Sea of Dublin. Now it transpires she was just a dirty girl.

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10:08 What I need to know for my records is whether the monks are still eating their dinner off that refectory table?

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Yes, it’s been cleaned up and used again. I had a lovely chicken pot pie there, made with pâte feuilletée.

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The Nigerian monk who was in Glenstal for a year and who studied in the University of Limerick, and whose spiritual director was Dom Richard Purcell, was Br Justin Osih,

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It has to be said, +Pat, that you are good at shedding a light and getting proper exclusives and pursuing the truth. From memory, though I am sure there are others, your scoops include:

PP of Pomeroy
Fr McCamley
Roaree
The Maynooth Summer of Love and the mini-summer of love in the Irish College, Rome
The Wonersh flasher
Kildorerry
The return of Captain Underpants
£4m+ refurb of Lisbreen
Silverstream
Mount Melleray
Roscrea
Glenstal
Earl Collins

DAISY CHAIN NI – watch your back!

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Also in Pat’s Wall of Fame:
Ger Fitzgerald
The closure of the Irish College, Rome
Withdrawal of Dublin seminarians from Maynooth
Robert Byrne CO
Fr Jerry Carroll

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Oooohhh, God preserve us from being named by + Pat ! Names keep cropping up and you will never be free from it. It will dog you for the rest of your life. Mind you, if you have something to hide, be careful, keep your head low, because if + Pat finds out about it…..bingo ! But, if you are a priest, and you do have something to hide, then it probably means you shouldn’t be in the job you are in. Simples !

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If the bishops don’t deal with this then you want to keep your kids away from the daisy chain priests, your only plan is crystal clear: keep them away from ALL priests.

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Realised the mistake in my one of yesterday’s post.
€380 plus €124 that includes the price of return flight as well.
Hotel was bit far from the city centre which I didn’t mind, 30 mins walk as opposed to hotel 15 mins walk in their website.
Dirty old tricks eh
Visited city centre last night as it was pouring rain with wind chill factor of – 7. Denmark has bit similar irish weather but much colder especially wind chill factor.
Lots of bright lights in city centre which reminded me of central London or NYC times Square.
Loads of pubs around, famous food Hall which I never heard of it – tivoli food Hall.
Danes were obligating as women bar staff was easy to communicate with. There was a stag party last night as 9 pints were doing their rounds each time for men in turn. Cost for langer – 9 pints as I noticed was 495 kroner on the till. It was a Scottish pub with celtic v hibs match live.

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Anon at 11. 40am

Thanks a mil re your comment.

Was enjoying it and relaxing at the same time despite heavy rain last night with wind chill coming from Russia.

I say its my last trip to Denmark cos of cost price factor and also various prices expensive as well. The only thing that was bit cheap was langer in Scottish bar (Copenhagen city) last night. There was one fake Irish pub just next door. It was packed with music live.

Rain stopped in the last hour, so I’m hoping to go out to city centre again before I fly home tomorrow.

I would recommend Denmark provided you budget it for cover and things. Then make it in one of your bucket list to go places. So that you don’t have to visit it again like myself, who won’t visit Denmark again due to exorbitant prices. Denmark business are aware of this.

Special deals for langer in Scottish pub was one of them last night to encourage tourists/people to spend more.

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I do believe that Richard Purcell knows a great deal about the clerical and episcopal gay scene in Ireland and beyond. I think they will buy his silence by looking after him very well in all kinds of ways.

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Anon at 2.07pm
Came across his name vaguely somewhere else. If my memory serves me correct or I recall that he’s a huge supporter of TLM. That doesnt mean he’s fired.
He said he’s retired on health grounds as he’s 72 i think.

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Cover it up. Keep schtum. Exercise omertà. That’s what they do so well. As each day passes, their filthy secrets come out. Shock. Horror ! Sure these are holy men of God. They are in my puff. They are just members of a large business that uses Christ as a cover for their nefarious deeds. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall at the bishops conference following receipt of your letter. They will be more angry at Purcell and co getting caught than anything else. Pack of non Christian despots who continue to fool people

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Like + Elsie when Conry was found out. He was furious. Conry was cut off. Now living simply in Portsmouth somewhere. No way back.

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Moot point is what was Elsie furious about: that Conry was misbehaving, which had been common knowledge for years, or that it was blasted over the newspapers?

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12:24 Knowing Elsie, I would think neither of those. There will have been some connection with himself to elicit fury from him. It’s not about the institution with Elsie, it’s about him and nobody else and that’s what he would fear being exposed.

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Bishop Pat, you said before that you dine out in Hillsborough before Covid. The DUP are tearing themselves apart in that part of the world in Lagan Valley. You seem to know a lot. Is it true that a young DUP member there in Hillsborough dresses up in womens clothes and there is photographic evidence?? Is this the next scandal for the DUP??

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11:13 are ya lost again. This blog is all about crime, corruption & criminality related to the Roman Catholic Church & there is more than enough of that to be dealing with as you can read on the archive here & elsewhere. Do us a favour and Google the blog for your issues with the DUP. Happy New Year to you with all that.

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12.58
It disturbs you that commenters have a wide breadth of reference. Happily, the limits of their interests are not your call. So jog along on your one track obsession.

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Don’t agree @ 2:48. There’s more than enough shenanigans related to the RCC mafia to service +Pat’s blog 3or 4 times daily.
And I suspect comments related to the DUP, Sinn Fein, social workers etc are simply attempts at diversion by cathbots, weak minded or obsessive characters anyway. 🤔

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If Catholic priests in Ireland get the salary Pat says. Things like phone and bills are paid for. They do get a few extras. If they’re pretty and give their seniors favours they get gifts. If they give enough favours and promise to keep their gob shut they get a mitre.

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Why are the sacraments not free in St Patricks? Perhaps someone could relay to Eugenie O’Neill, who charges £250 for people outside the parish to get wed yet he receives a salary/stipend from Down and Connor diocese

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It’s for the use and upkeep of the church and the payment of the sacristan, you free loader. People like you just want to surf off contributing parishioners- I pity you

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But 1:34 the church is a charity so its only reasonable to expect it to be charitable to those who use it, from the gifts of those stupid enough to give.
Or is its charitable status just for the tax breaks?

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People shouldn’t be wedding tourists and going to churches outside their parish. That’s a bad, novel practice picked up from Anglicanism, where many dodgy initiatives originate. What next, having a funeral in a different parish?

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I wonder what the former abbot is doing nowadays. Of course, she was too young to be an abbot in the first place. On the one hand, you can’t profess to be celibate; on the other, don a pair of dark glasses and a hoodie and slip into a gay sauna post compline. The wretch

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Never mind about the OCSOs and the OSBs. What about the Cong Orats ? Paul Chavasse and his non-sexual infatuation with a young man; Daniel and the disappearing / reappearing trick; the Oratory Three who were ‘disappeared’ before Benedict XVI visited; and now + Bobby Byrne and his enforced resignation under odd circumstances. Quite a list. Oh, and I’m sure there are more to add to it….. Butter wouldn’t melt……

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+Pat, I agree with the commentator at 9.39 am that one of the main reasons no move has been made to suppress Silverstream Priory is your continual highlighting of the issues. By continuing to blog about the malfeasance of Deenihan and those that he appointed you are hardening his resolve to keep the place going but ultimately it will close because nobody wishes to be associated in the long what a community that is this toxic. And as you showed us on the blog a Trust controlled by the Diocese of Meath owns the property so it can be sold to developers and Silverstream with the passing of time will become another failed religious community.

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If true this is just another proof that the hierarchy are self-interested and couldn’t run a bath.
They also wouldn’t be able to hold down a job requiring them to make sensible decisions and so it’s lucky the rest of us are preserved from their incompetence.
If Deenihan thinks Silverstream should be suppressed that’s what he should do, obviously.
Although I do wonder whether the potential for donations from wealthy American Latin types is part of the motivation as well as stubbornness.
Clearly the scandal to the faithful and the wellbeing of the young men there are not considerations.
Although I have to say in truth if you can’t keep off internet porn you have to be honest with yourself and admit you don’t have a monastic vocation. I myself was a Benedictine novice for a time in my misspent youth and part of my decision that it wasn’t for me was I was continually horny and pulling my pud. The climax (lol) came one day when I was convinced the table leg in the refectory was flirting with me and I knew I had to get out of there and have some sex.
That said my impression was that most of the other monks were in a similar place and masturbated to deal with it.

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Not heeding +Pat appears to be a point of honour (the sort among thieves) among most in authority in the Cath. Church. Situations that create problems, like whoopsie stuff or worse, are instead resolved by shuffle and silence. If Silverstream to be passed off to a stable French community as a dependant community, Dom Andersen should at least be restored to the honour of his priesthood and vocation as a Benedictine, even if he broke that most sacred rule of Omertà, yet people +Pat advocates for are probably beyond the pale, so how that’ll happen is unclear. Presumably the celebret has to be issued by +Deenihan.

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At least Purcell had the decency to have sexual relations behind close doors. Not like the Priest that outrageously frequents gay dogging spots in Belfast and has a late gentleman caller up to 3 times a week.

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2.55: Auld queenie gossip. You deserve a bad 2023 for the harm you cause with your gossip and lies.

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3.38
Bit Bela Lugosi, you are worse with your expletives straight from the gutter and directed against the Holy Father. Is that where your distant childhood was spent?

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Pat I haven’t been to confession in years. You couldn’t trust the priest in our area he’s the biggest gossip in the community

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Bishop Pat our church was broke into in November in Belcoo again and the burglar got away with nothing but Fr Quinn is being humble as he has told us locally he had £500 stolen from the church and 4 bottles of red wine. But he doesn’t want any hard feelings towards the burglar, now there’s a good decent man you could learn from one of your peers. Seems to be an awful lot of bitter people on this blog.

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Hi Pat, how do you feel about your good friend and sidekick Mr Luke James McConnell being convicted in a court of law in the 18th of December? A court case he actually begged for on Facebook.

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Mad Luke has specifically stalked the clergy of Armagh in order to formally leave the Catholic Church. He should be in St Luke’s in Armagh in a padded cell.

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Dear Bishop Pat
I am a white woman from Tennessee, United States. I stumbled upon your good blog accidentally while trying to research our local Pastors history.
He was caught by a local lady sleeping with her (adult) son.
It seems abstinence is hard for all clergy alike across the world. Some of the stories I read on your blog have shocked me to the core.
God bless you Bishop Pat

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For those who might like to know and then join the dots check out the Irish Prelates who attended Tighez “ consecration “ in Rome.

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Fr David Marsden is making explosive revelations at present about his time in Oscott and his dismissal. These are about to be published for public viewing after a dossier was sent to Rome a good while ago. Do you know anything Bishop Pat?

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I am not surprised. One formator there was an active homosexual and I am sure he still is. A true bottom.

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I think he’s gone. Elsewhere. Out of the country. But there are still a lot of Marys there in Oscott, staff and seminarians. David Marsden may have a point, but he is a zealot and a crusader and uses his veneer of pop psychology / sociology to see homosexuals and masturbation everywhere. The man is obsessed. He’s lost a last two jobs in seminarians because of his inordinate interest in these things.

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He’s still there. He makes Kenneth Williams look butch. He gets away with it by being openly gay and feining celibacy.

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NOTORIOUS | Paedo priest who abused vulnerable boys for 20 years avoids jail after breaching court order
Paul Higgins
Sunday World
“A paedophile priest who abused young vulnerable boys for almost 20 years was handed a suspended sentence on Thursday after he breached a court order. Imposing a three month jail sentence on disgraced priest Daniel Gerard Curran but suspending it for three years, District Judge Steven Keown said the pre-sentence probation report illustrated a “depressing lack of insight and minimisation of his behaviour.”
“He warned the 72-year-old if he breached his Sexual Offences Prevention Order again in that time “you will be facing custody.”
https://www.sundayworld.com/crime/courts/paedo-priest-who-abused-vulnerable-boys-for-20-years-avoids-jail-after-breaching-court-order/719733000.html

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Does anyone know if Curran uses a motorised wheelchair?
A cousin tells me he sees a guy in one regularly in Newcastle who he thinks is Curran.

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These days we days his brother with a disability and not his “disabled” brother. The disability in Columbia is only physical – it does not define him totally.

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Is that a bit like how saying “coloured people” is very bad, but saying “people of colour” is correct usage?

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“… is it possible that Fr. Mark Kirby, after a sojourn in Holland, is now staying at Glenstal Abbey?”
Bp Pat, you often ask questions to which you already know the answer.

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A redemptorist groped me in Lourdes in front of the entire group of 30 and not one person has come to support me

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There was an American actor called Dick Purcell (1905 to 1944). His work included roles in the films:
Timber Queen
Leave it to the Irish
No Place for a Lady
The Bank Dick
Arise, My Love
Missing Witnesses
and
Accidents Will Happen.
I propose a thesis that the bishops have seen these films and been heavily influenced by them.

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A priest and a junior Dr call in to have breakfast every morning in Brights In the city centre, just saying……

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I will never forgive Donal McKeown for allowing Martin McGuinness a tricolour over his coffin and yet my Brother was not afforded that. Hypocrites the lot of them. My brother was as much a soldier and comrade and volunteer as Martin.

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Pat Buckley is able to say things and publish things no other journalist would be allowed to by their establishments. Fair play to him.

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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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Malachy Thompson will smile at you and shake your hand. Beware, he is very devious and will bad mouth to anyone who will listen. He is a reader of this blog as only last week he was very nasty about Bishop Pat.

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I’m surprised that more people don’t comment on perhaps the most bizarre aspect of the Mark Kirby visitation: that it was apparently Deenihan himself who reported Kirby to the Garda, the very same Deenihan who WHILE KIRBY IS UNDER ACTIVE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION for reappoints Kirby as the prior of Silverstream. Kirby then resigns months later “for health reasons” (muffled snicker). This is absolutely insane, reckless, inexplicable behaviour by the Bishop of Meath. Can anyone explain this???

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Pat, how is Paul Callan getting on after finally been given a parish by DLF? I’m sure he loves being a curate., oh how the mighty have fallen

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4.51pm: Your sneering comment about the mighty having fallen would never be apt for Paul. He is a most unassuming guy. A very capable man in a quiet, gentle and respectful way. You, on the other hand, shithead, are an imbecile.

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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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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. Who was the priest that had sex on the altar?

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Pat, will you remember me in your prayers. It’s Andrew here, the guy you took in after I was released from psychiatric care. I stayed many weeks with you when you gave me a roof and food. I’ve been in Birmingham over 20 years now. My wife who is from Lurgan stabbed her friend to death and I am all over the place.

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A serving monk got my sister pregnant at 15, he was also 15 though. My mum rared the child as her own and he went off to monastery and is now a serving Redemptorist. My sister passed away from a car accident when she was 19 and we as a a family decided to never tell my nephew the proper circumstances.

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Does anyone actually genuwinely believe that monks are good people?
The choices they make for their future is odd and not normal.
My nephew is a Columban monk but in reality he is as odd as the world is round.

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I have been with a few priests in my time, but none like the one that was based in Co. Armagh. Usually it ends with the taste of Molton Brown on the lips but Armagh Fr was sheer sweat and filth. I should write a book or just tell Pat my endeavours, but I want to make more first.

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there are so many people covering monks tracks. It is sadly not unique. There is a D&C current serving Priest who has killed 2 people and got away with it. We all know who he is but we are bound to be silent. Well after the demonstration at the weekend I hope someone finds their voice and sinks this murderous treacherous Priest.

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My religion students love this blog and they gather so much information and different outlooks and perspectives.
I look forward to January after the festive break to get a fresh bunch for a few years and will surely direct them here.
Our first assignment will be on the celibacy vow that Priests have taken for the last 1000 years or so.
Is this dated and needs modernising?
What impact would married priests have on the church?
As a catholic and a religion teacher I love reading this blog and it’s contributors.

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The impact married priests would have on the church would be to show how most priests still don’t marry. At least, unless the church allows them to marry their rent boys.

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@5:49: I do hope you’re not “teaching” religion in the traditional manner?
However from your reference to different perspectives and use of the blog, I hopefully suspect that you’re encouraging pupils to examine the varied perspectives on religious beliefs, their origins, propagation, validity, and the extent to which religious beliefs serve a useful purpose, ….or otherwise.
MMM

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5.49: You’re the kind of teacher that’s a disgrace to your profession. Lazy, unintelligent, a disaster for children and young people and a moral danger to a school.

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@9:07: What a strange assessment apparently based solely on 5:49’s comment, …unless you know that commentator personally?
Don’t you think it sensible to examine different perspectives?
I wonder why. Can you explain?

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Are there any boarding schools in the North? . I’m sick to death of having my kids in the house all over Xmas fighting and squabbling. They nearly murdered each other the other night. So much for a quiet Xmas. And the neighbours watching the whole thong too

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7.19
You can’t distinguish between a capital and a lower-case letter. Were you educated in the North?

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On the mainland, everywhere north of Watford is the North, so you’re spoilt for choice. If you mean Northern Ireland, please say so.

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@9:45. Where’s this “mainland ” place you’re talking about?
It’s a contentious term for many in Norn Iron!

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9.45
Everyplace north of Watford is the north. The north of Ireland is the nine Ulster counties.

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10.24
The mainland is the continent of Europe to the north-west of which are located the British Isles and Ireland.
In England, everything north of Watford is the north. In Ireland, the nine counties of Ulster constitute the north.

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Murder
Assault
Theft
Bribery
Forgery
Human Trafficking
Libel
Slander
Intimidation
Harrassment
Inciting hatred
Drugs – dealing, supply & ingestion
Spiking drinks
Stalking – Physical & online
Romance Fraud
Obtaining money & goods via deception
Data protection breaches
Followed by Prayers for the Faithful
Don’t hesitate to add more in accordance with your personal experiences. Keep Safe victims & Survivors

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Blaming victims.
Gaslighting.
Trying to close down Bishop Pat Buckley.
Phantom phone calls to Robert Nugent’s family.

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Lies
Bullying
Refusing to meet survivors
Protecting priests involved in covering up
Using lay lackies for information

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Dom Benedict Andersen was a channel of disturbance. Tom Deenihan’s retaliation is very cruel and unchristian.
Tom said yesterday that the Catholic Church has been ‘no great source of hope’ in recent times. Tom has been no great source of hope either. He is a thundering disgrace.

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I think Ger was the first scandal of 2022. I wonder who will become a household name in 2023 courtesy of Bp Pat.

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7:32 Fr Ger Fitzgerald & Fr Jerry Carey scandals commenced in 2020. Rumours long before 2020 in both cases.

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He is a frequent visitor to the Cistercians in Roscrea. He was teaching religion in Cistercian college before Christmas.

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7.47 Teaching religion at Cistercian college? That man couldn’t teach his dog to fetch a bone let alone teach a religion class. Is this a precursor to what he will be doing next? FFS.

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7:47 Here we go again! Move them about into unsuspecting new pastures, is this Fr Fitzgerald a qualified teacher & registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland and is he Garda vetted??? Honestly, there’s more and more for a case of home schooling in Ireland. Next will we hear he’s a School Chaplain somewhere same as his Ennis colleague, Fr Jerry Carey.

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Remember Ciaran Dallat was chaplain at an all girls school? There was another priest barred from the very same school. MBE has been administering in an all male prison also.

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Should Ger not be given a second chance, a fresh start? Here in Ulster we have to put up with having ex-gunmen and ex-bombers sitting in Stormont and there’s not a word about it.

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Ask almighty merciful God to GRANT us (all abuse victims) the grace to forgive abuse enabler ex CDF head Benedict plus all the abusers in rcc who abused them in any way, shape or form.

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Totally agree. He has become a total embarrassment similar to maggie carter and bileen. A complete turn off. I wonder what he will write in the other blog under a different name.
DG give us a rest and stay permanently on sabbatical in cold Copenhagen. That should cool your ardour.

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I see that when a pope dies the camerlengo ‘confirms’ his death by tapping him on the head with a silver hammer and calling out his name.
Even in death the cult manages to be bizarre. I wonder why doctors don’t do it like that. 😂

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The shamed abbot has accumulated a “respectable”, if you can call it that, number of comments, Bp Pat. She must stand aside and hand over her duties and responsibilities to another homosexual.

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Would you please pray for the soul of Pele, famous Brazilian who passed away this evening age 82.
Greatest soccer player that I ever saw. Sublime and masterful skills.
His performance at World Cup final in 1970 was something to behold AND watch, full of awe.
Greatest soccer player ever even though I never saw him play live, except for videos reproduced years later.
A genius who brought football to an art just like Beethoven, Bobby Fischer.
Hes G. O. A. T.
RIP Pele.

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Just think, Dick could be reminiscing about past conquests with Mark Kirby, all under the protection of Brendan Coffey.

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Any updates on JP “Power Bottom” Lyttle? Bishop Pat, it would help if you did an end-of-year digest. At least the two dames of Glastonbury have found a home in France.

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Father Bede Rowe, OSB, MA(Oxon), PGCE, PhD.
Father Rowe is College Chaplain as well as a teacher of Mathematics. He is a keen walker and enjoys accompanying the pupils on country walks and pilgrimages. Previously chaplain at the College 2011-2014, he has returned in 2022.
Father Anselm Redman, OSB, MA(Oxon).
Father Redman acts as Assistant Chaplain and teacher of Religious Education. He is in charge of sacramental preparation for pupils at the College.

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Found suitable in seminary of course, and thus almighty God is decreed to have given him a vocation to the priesthood.

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A D&C priest a murderer? This outfit just gets worse day by day. I’m sure Bling can’t wait to get away to Brussels and leave the mess that he presided over well behind him. What a shower of charlatans. The devil himself will be proud of them

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Glenstal Abbey is a fine bit of real estate. Do OSBs take a vow of poverty? The Glenstal monks are so “right on”, you’d think they’d sell their castle and minister in a rough part of Limerick.

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