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THE BLOG GUY WHO KEEPS ASKING PEOPLE TO WRITE OR EMAIL BISHOPS AND NUNCIOS.

JOHN MC CUBBIN (GLASGOW) is the pain in the neck keeps telling to write to bishops and nuncios church complaints.

IT IS A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME TO WRITE TO ANY BISHOP, NUNCIO, OR VATICAN OFFICE ABOUT CHURCH COMPLAINTS.

I have known this from being a seminarian and priest for 52 years now.

It’s most likely that you will get no reply.

They may send you an acknowledgement, hoping that will shut you up.

You will be noted as a problem or trouble maker.

If you cause much trouble, you will be blacklisted in clerical and church circles.

In rural places, you will also be blackened with the police, doctors, teachers, solicitors, local councils, accountants, etc.

You, your family, or even your children will be targeted in a parish, a town, a school, or somewhere else.

In extreme cases, you will experience violence and damage to property.

JOHN MC CUBBIN

John Mc Cubbin (60) used to work as a junior officer in the Glasgow diocese admin department.

He previously, and currently, works in hotels and bars.

For some reason, he regards himself as “important” in church circles.

When talking of the RCC, he uses terms like “we” and “our”.

RCC bishops, like Amy Martin, Tom Deenihan (the Don), Ray Browne, Mr. Keenan and others take his calls!

IS THIS THE SAME JOHN MC CUBBIN IN 2009?

A POLITICAL hopeful carried out a bizarre hate campaign after being spurned by young men on gay websites.

Labour candidate John McCubbin, 47, falsely accused a supermarket worker of using his job to target underage boys for sex.

A third victim was approached while in a pub with his fiancee. He began sending the teenager emails through Faceparty, but they fell out after his advances were rejected.

McCubbin then started posting anonymous cards to his home in Stevenston, Ayrshire.

Spiteful McCubbin posted anonymous mail to the parents of the boy’s girlfriend claiming they were having underage sex.

A fourth victim was also targeted.

McCubbin, of Stevenston, stood unsuccessfully for Labour in the Stevenston South ward in 2003.

He pleaded guilty at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week to five charges of breach of the peace and will be sentenced later.

282 replies on “THE BLOG GUY WHO KEEPS ASKING PEOPLE TO WRITE OR EMAIL BISHOPS AND NUNCIOS.”

Pat, your describing of possible actions that may be taken against any perso seen as a trouble shooter are not as evident now as you maintain. I do not believe that doctors, teachers, police etc..would partake in any such sinister practises. Not do I believe that a family or children will be targeted as you suggest. Can you name one unstance NOW where you are aware of all this happening? You must be able to validate your accusations. It suits you to be full of hyperbole. Truth is not always your principle. That McCubbin fellow was always a nutcase.

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Typical RCC cover up merchants making false allegations claiming that victims, survivors & whistleblowers are lying. 😒

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Why would Bishops based in Ireland be interested in the mutterings of a gossipy stalker in Glasgow?

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Anon at 10.34pm yesterday post.
Thanks much appreciated.
Landed in Dublin airport early at dawn today. That’s price for a cheap ticket.
Love to put up few photos here but I don’t know how.
DG.

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Copenhagen, Denmark generally, is a great place to visit. It shames grubby old Dublin and much of the country. Civic pride shouldn’t be confined to Tidy Towns competitors.
I mean to visit one of those Danish country churches with fine old wood work, not fully wooden like some country churches in Poland or elsewhere in Scandinavia, but old furnishings treated with sympathy. No PP / adm / priest in charge getting an attack of the vapours and aggressively refurbing, discarding furniture and art work, almost all funded by the pennies of parishioners past, or installing tacky art, as happens in places. Freemason Émile Combes, perhaps without meaning to, posthumously saved so many French churches.

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Symmachus at 1.27pm
Denmark puts Ireland into shame. Danish people are decent and polite people based on their Christian values.
Practically speaking it’s more of a Lutheran sense although I’m no expert.
Noticed striking absence of ‘mini shrines’ of our lady and seers etc almost every road that we travelled in Denmark.
Also noticed there was no homeless, no drugs on street, no violence, no police (except for Airport police), very little crime, no religious figures on the street.
Happen to visit a Catholic Church in Odense (known for its soccer club that I recognised their name). Inside that catholic church, lot of wooden furnishing along with engraved wooden figures. It’s a very simple church with no fanfare, no extravagance. It’s their preservation of ancient and old furnishings especially wood. I was quite surprised to see it unlike some irish church out there with extravagant renovations. It’s impressive as they try to maintain their hold and dignity in the face of Lutheran overall majority. Its run by O. Prem order which I think it’s the same order as Brendan Smyth. Open to correction as well.
What put me off was its an expensive place with VAT at all things at 25% apart from income taxes.
Also its only 15 miles away from Malmo, a Swedish city by train as I didn’t get that chance or opportunity to visit the blondes (regular visitors to Denmark cos its cheaper than Sweden).
One night in Copenhagen wasnt good enough in my view. Hotel staff said 4 days minimum re Copenhagen.

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“‘All Glory be to God on high, and on the earth be peace. Good will henceforth from heaven to men, begin and never cease’ is the last verse of While Shepherds watched their flock by night. Hark the Herald Angels sing tells us to ‘Hail the heaven born Prince of Peace’ and Franz Gruber’s Silent Night refers to sleeping ‘in heavenly peace’.
More importantly, it is also associated with a brief truce in the trenches during the First World War in 1914.
As the world emerged from the worst effects of Covid in 2022, war broke out in Ukraine. This war has shattered lives, displaced millions, prompted both inflation and poverty and caused shortages of fuel and food. That has become evident in our own country again in the days before Christmas. The peace makers role is becoming more and more difficult. The absence of peace touches us all.” – A Christmas message from the Bishop of Meath, Tom Deenihan.
Tom’s absence of peace towards Dom Benedict touches us all. Tom’s mistreatment of Dom Benedict has been most cruel, most vindictive and morally reprehensible. Tom needs a road to Damascus moment. Tom has talked the talk. Tom must walk the walk.

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6.19: Unsomniac Seamus: take a sleeping pill and lie on longer. You have bored us relentlessly with your obsessive disdain for Bishop Deenihan. Grow up. We know you hate the guy. Hinestly, you are behaving like bully in a schoolyard. Grow up.

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From the tone of your response, I wonder if it might be you who’s more like the bully in the schoolyard.

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McCubbin appears to be part of the self entitled RCC cliques expecting to be financed by governments & public to enable them to carry out ongoing human rights atrocities.

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“If you cause much trouble, blacklisted in clerical and church circles. In rural places, you will also be blackened with the police, doctors, teachers, solicitors, local councils, accountants, etc.”…
What has this victimisation by supposed committed ‘professional’ Christians got to do with the gospel of Jesus Christ? Is it any wonder
the RCC is ‘going down the toilet’. It seems to me the clerical fraternity
put themselves, their status, faux moral reputations and avoidance of scandal above the gospel. Writing to bishops nuncios or Vatican personnel is a waste of time. These people don’t give a damn for survivors of clerical abuse. Is John McCubbin on a kickback? Last year he acknowledged on this blog cover ups by some bishops continue. Do elaborate, John….

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It’s funny how life turns out. I’m sure it was awful when Cahal was treting you badly but I’m glad it’s turned out to be a positive, liberating experience for you, Pat.
I am one of those strangers you helped, initially on the phone and later when we met.
It’s unfortunate that the laziness and lack of care by RCC bishops means that you have to do their governance work for them.
Thank you for helping me with the RUC after being found cruising in a toilet with ip to 20 other men.

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Maybe blog every second day, Bp Pat, and restrict the subjects to gay or financial scandals. Or, in the cases like Silverstream, gay and financial impropriety. It must be exhausting for you

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Deenihan’s head must be spinning. Still, he doesn’t seem sharp enough even to recognise the right thing, much less have the decency to do it. As with Purcell, it will make the conclusion of the matter much, much worse for all involved, including himself. Alas’

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If you think of the Irish RCC bishops as being like the old Soviet politburo, Maynooth as the Kremlin and the Irish Catholic as Pravda, you won’t go far wrong. Pat is the dissident sent to Siberia (Kilkeel and Larne) and the blog is like the BBC World Service broadcasting into Russia.

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I would dispute one thing you say, because it isn’t a waste of time to write to them if the matter is something which could end up in court or the papers so that they can’t claim they don’t know.
It is a waste of time if it’s just about consensual sex because the shit won’t really hit the fan about that.
The sort of scenario I’m thinking about is this: many years ago I told the authorities that I suspected a particular priest could well engage in illegal sexual activity. I know that there have been other complaints about other sexual activity with him.
I happen to know that the criminal scenario I warned them about has taken place. I have actually spoken to the guards about it but they won’t do anything unless the victim reports it, which he’s not able to do yet.
So when he does I will go public that the authorities knew about this priest all along (and there are other things with him).
So it can be useful to write to them so that they can’t say they haven’t been told and if it blows up it’ll be really messy.

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Christmas Eve Mass in the Cathedral saw people walk out. Banging on about all things sexuality. Trans 🏳️‍⚧️ Homos 🌈 etc. He doesn’t even speak to his cousin Conor because he’s in a GAY relationship. The Christmas message is lost on him.

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People walked away from Jesus because of his “intolerable teachings”, so Bishop Cullinan is in good company.

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12:28 :
Bishop Opus Cullinan didn’t seem to have a problem with Dom Richard Purcell’s behaviour which caused public scandal.

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11:30 Is Bishop Phonsie Cullinan the only straight Bishop in Ireland? We know he’s bent when it comes to concealing financial misconduct of his priests to avoid scandal.

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5:57 What are they smoking?

Or more to the point, what are YOU smoking?

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11.30
One teeny flaw in your argument. Just one. And I do so hate to call you out on it.
CULLINAN ISN’T JESUS.

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11.30
Those who walked out of the cathedral can look to Jesus who told his followers to shake the dust of a variety of locations from their feet because of the actions of people in those places.

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Salford Diocese is wasting millions restoring a Cathedral that was ruined by Bishops Thomas Holland and Patrick Kelly.

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All too common, unfortunately. Many churches are on their third “reordering”, thanks to clericalist PPs wreckovating churches. How many billions have been wasted worldwide on these projects?

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From my knowledge and experience, anyone leaving primary school teaching to join the priesthood knows they are a work in progress, the progression never happens. There is all kinds of transference and sublimation at work

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You do have to say that majority of Dublin Priests are pathetic with the exception of a few. Today would one go to Mass if celebrated by a Dublin Priest? It would leave you depressed. People flock to the parishes of Religious orders. Dublin Priests are lazy. Just want to complain and bitch about everything and do any of them have Faith and even believe in God.

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Hi Dermot Ledwith Farrell
You mistakenly thought you would run rings around the clergy in Dublin. A bogger with your sordid history had no chance. It was wonderful to watch the wind being knocked out of your sails. You have gone very quiet, i wonder why?
Don’t be disheartened though, at least Fr. Kieran McDermott has your back (in more ways than one.)
😉

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His right hand man.

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To this day, I can not believe that Daly sacked you and yet gave Brendan Smyth permission to work in his diocese.

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Clergy don’t learn customer service and that’s one of the problems. The Japanese car industry had a policy as long ago as the seventies of treating a complaining customer as an opportunity – if you treat them right they will tell people how good you are. A customer who doesn’t complain isn’t such an opportunity.
If Daly had treated you as an opportunity at any point… Well, who knows how it would have ended. I feel sure that if you had perceived the bishop differently you would have been ready to hear any perception he had that you were being difficult.
However all is sacrificed to the pursuit of mediocrity – the effect of this is visible in the bishops!
Many of the saints must have been complete nightmares – Philip Neri springs to mind – but nowadays would be firmly silenced.

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Daly suffered from SMS – Small Man Syndrome.

You either replicated all his thoughts, words, and actions, or you had to go.

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“If you’re NEUTRAL in situations of injustice, you have CHOSEN the side of the oppressor”.
Quote by: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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Bishop Joe Duffy gave Fr Jack McCabe a glowing reference to get him a new teaching job in a school, even though Joe knew about Jack’s abuse when he was a teacher in the diocesan college in Enniskillen.

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9:48 That speaks volumes. Disgraceful. Fr Brendan Smyth was an absolute monster facilitated by the Irish Roman Catholic hierarchy. Frightening really when you think about it.

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Nuncios and bishops probably don’t take much notice of what comes in the post, unless it’s got an official seal on it. However, it is right that people feel that they can write to these people, and let them know what they feel and think, and especially at how disappointed they are at the Church, its bishops and its priests. One letter in a few dozen might get noticed, so at least that is something. Much more effective is what emerges from this blog. Yes, much can be silly tittle tattle, but amongst that + Pat has shown that there are some hard core gems that are worth exposing to the light, and probably would not be known if they did not appear on these pages. So many amongst the litany of names that appears on these pages would have got away with what they have done; not that I am not baying for blood for the sake of it or because I want their lives to be made difficult, but it is right that they should have been exposed because their duplicity and hypocrisy reflects not just on them but also damages the Church. The Church itself does a good job in lying and hypocrisy, and that too, for its own good, must be exposed so that it can reform itself. We all know the issues that have led to these kinds of behaviour, both the original offence and the subsequent coverup, and I think we all know what the solution could be. However, we are still battling against a clerical hierarchy and culture that resists change because it will upset the comfort of their own lives. I do not wish to disrupt things for the sake of disruption, but because for the good of the Church, which if it is to thrive and continue, requires exposure and transparency. If priests and bishops are hindering that process then they need to be named and shamed.

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To my abuser in Lurgan, you have caused so much pain and hurt.
I pray the good Lord that you are able to freely to see the err of your ways.
And I pray the Lord that you are prevented from subjecting your abuse onto others

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10:05 He left you 2,000 years ago and isn’t coming back.
Y’all are like one of those people ringing psychics asking when their man’s coming back because he went out for a loaf of bread in 1976 and hasn’t come back.

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@11:04. For starters, I am NOT the poster @ 10:42. But I do share his/her views, and yes, I am an atheist. That is, I have not seen any persuasive evidence for the claims of religious believers. But I’m open to any new evidence you may have: your invitation @ 11:04, “Do you really want to know the truth….” suggests YOU have some significant information.
So let’s have it then. I’ve regularly invited comments which offer reliable proof of religious claims. Nobody has yet replied in any sensible convincing way. So maybe you will be the exception.
I’m waiting.
MMM

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11:04 The truth is he’s left you for another woman so isn’t coming back.
I can however hardly contain my eagerness to hear the truth recounted by you and as prompted by MMM would like to hear the evidence for the truth.
No, I’m not an atheist.

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The RCC are far too bothered about life in the womb and it is because they see themselves as the police of our sexuality and our reproductive system. The Irish votes on divorce, contraception, same sex marriage etc was a big blow to their Sex Policing. The RCC should really be a banned organisation like all other terrorist organisations.

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What they want is a ‘theocracy’, the slightly deceiving name for a situation where religious people impose what they say their God wants on the surrounding society. Usually they don’t care what tactics they use, eg blowing up abortion clinics.
This never ends well. People don’t always realize that the apartheid regime in South Africa was a theocracy. The only difference was it was a different set of people saying what their God supposedly wanted while reaping the benefits for themselves.

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The anti abortion crowd don’t want a theocracy because it’s a scam and relies on the civil authorities keeping abortion legal so the church can do its victim act.
It’s a scam because anyone with the slightest knowledge of human behaviour can see that if you actually implemented Catholic sexual teaching and banned both contraception and abortion the only outcome is suicide, death by home abortion, murder of babies, and famine and death.
Like everything else to do with the church of Rome the key is to watch the money and I think there will be revelations in the years to come about what this scam is actually funding.
You’re either a criminal or a mark here, and if you don’t believe this comment you’re the one being scammed.

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Francis Duffy by his own admission is a shy man. He should have declined his position if he’s shy. We are crying out for bold leadership, charisma, drive. The last thing we need is a desk or secretary bishop like him and Treanor

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10:06am is 100% correct. Shy people should decline leadership roles. He’d make a good secretary for a bishop but he is unsuited to be a bishop. It is astonishing how many clergy are gauche in what is, after all, a people-facing role. We wouldn’t have got very far if Jesus, St Paul and all the other great figures in the Bible had been shy.

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One of the best managers and inspirational leaders I worked with in the NHS was a shy man. Being shy is not a bar to capable leadership.

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Post at 12.31. It’s not clear what you mean by ‘rule’. What is this rule and derivation? I’ve encountered many good leaders in different walks of life who could be described as ‘shy’. The label is often confused with people who are more self-effacing and empathetic than most. The most engaging and effective leaders I’ve worked with in the last 40 years are those who’ve had a calm, quiet authority and who could respond to constructive criticism with maturity.

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9.57: And you Pat suffered from BBS….BIG BULLY SYNDROME…Undoubtedly. You haven’t changed. Your behaviour wasn’t virtuous nor pure.

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@ 10.09
Well said and you have said what many think BBS and only prints what suits Pat’s agenda.
I would not like to be in Pat’s shoes when he meets Christ Jesus.
At least the RCC stand around their own and more so those attacked is gives them more strength

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There’s always the violence under the surface with the cathbots.
There’s an old Marty Feldman sketch, ‘Bishop of No Fixed Abode ‘ in which he says if you tell God you’re an atheist he’ll smash your teeth in, in his infinite mercy.
They always remind me of that..

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Reply to;
Anonymoussays:
Dec 30, 2022 at 10:14 am
I wouldn’t like to be in Benedict’s red shoes, nor Francis, nor when JP2 met his maker.
I hope Benedict is in trepidation anticipating the Lord asking him, Why did you allow my child followers to be sexually and spiritually corrupted and you stood on the side of the sexual abusers.
“But whoso shall offend one of these little [children] which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:6; Mark 9:42;

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Bishop help us find the parish priest or help us find a new one. Man is never on duty or available, always on holiday and lives off site and up the road with a ‘friend’ of his. Prances round untouchable as he says him and Treanor have an ‘exemplary relationship’, I wonder how they built that up.

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John and his Faith is strong so he will get through this nasty blog about him today which is not accurate.
It is shocking when people attack individual people.
See Christ in all.
if pat said Holy Mass as much as John is at it daily, and all Church Services not just on a Sunday.

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Andrew’s style is remarkably similar to the write-to-the-nuncio guy.
Lucky you’re independent or your metropolitan would be getting a letter.

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Hi Patsy just in after getting the messages, socked to the skin. You do know “Andrew” is you know who writing in praise of herself. There are two inaccuracies, McCubbin was never employed by the Archdiocese of Glasgow in any capacity ever. Nor is currently working in hotels or pubs. he has been claiming sickness benefit for years. So if he says he’s working the DWP would be interested. Thank God I don’t know this fantasist but I know people who do, who assure me these are the facts. Happy New Year Patsy, your very good health. Cheers!😉

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Agreed. I’d love to know what he looks like in case I’ve seen him raking through the parish bins in search of juicy goss!

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Someone I know was at a funeral in Coalisland yesterday. He was with a few people who all knew the priest. Secondary school buddies. They were pulling his leg about Daisy chain NI and celibacy. He said it was the talk of the clergy but that the main gossip now is who they are. He “ broke rank’ and mumbled names, while acting a ‘big’ man and admitting he was in it.

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The one priest who is full of innuendo and it’s disgusting for a man who has vowed celibacy to relate every conversation straight to sex, he is clearly frustrated. But on this admission, it seems nobody cares

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If you have an active sex life as a priest you get sent to Armagh which is why I’m surprised half of Belfast have not been sent. I would name genuine names but you never publish them.

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Aye +Pat! I keep saying that with respect to religious claims!
But sure it’s like “talking to the wall”!
MMM

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MMM as you know religious beliefs are exactly that, beliefs not driven by empirical evidence. Even having them contradicted doesn’t stop people believing, for example the number of times religious groups have set the date for the end of the world. A parallel might be antivaxxers saying that everyone who received the covid vaccine is now dead. I’m not, and I still can’t get 5G either, but they keep believing these things with no evidence.

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Thanks @12:10. I’m sure you, and others, realise by now that my apparently earnest requests are very much “tongue in cheek!”
But, as their ‘good book’ says, “Ask and you shall receive.”
Matthew 7:7
So I sit back and wait, with breath both bated, …and baited!
MMM

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Priest engaging in sex on an altar, priest driving to rendezvous in order to abuse baby, priest pulling his todger in a seaside car park, priest cruising lay-bys, lorry parks and open air gay sex site, priest drugging and raping a young man. What is wrong with these men?

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Usual, normal and frequent behaviour of many clergy. They get away with it for so long, but then get found out, or contract HIV or Hep C, or go to prison…… eventually, it all comes falling down. Then they go all coy and subservient, rediscover their faith in earnest, and after spending a bit of time being counselled, they come back and take up ministry again, but being very careful about what they get up to. But, let me assure you, it will be very similar to what they were up to before. Only this time they are a bit more careful not to get caught. It’s a common story and happens all the time.

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Eamon Martin failed to start the HIV and Drug Testing of his Clergy. Pat the drug usage among Armagh Clergy is interconnected with gay sex network of you know who. Let be clear, they started with Poppers in Maynooth and moved to Class A Drugs.

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My friend who was a Passionist novice in the early nineties said they had mandatory HiV testing for everyone joining up.
They all left.

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12:34 demonstrating the usual delusion cathbots have that they think they know everything going on in the world. 😂

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How long can Rory hold his silence about Daisy Chain NI? Was that his last funeral last week? Is his next wedding indeed his own to his lover who is 2 decades his youth?

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Rory Sheehan just wants to marry his young man lover and settle down in the country and live his best life as a layman, so what’s stopping him?

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Fr Sheehan is a lovely man. When my washing machine broke he told me to bring all the washing round to the presbytery and I did it all there for two months before I could afford another one.

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A priest might have a talent for painting but he wouldn’t be allowed to abandon his parish constantly to paint. Fr Liam Lawton has dodged parish service for decades.

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He didn’t get a parish. He did a bit of light supplying – ie a couple of Masses – in his home town, where he is living temporarily because his father was unwell.

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The website hasn’t been updated. He has a one-year appointment as CC in Edenderry while still continuing as Director of Music for K&L. He had to be strong armed into taking the CC post and was given an ultimatum by the bishop: take a parish or take the high road.

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Bishop Pat have you any information on the shenanigans of the Clogher diocese? Why has Fr Joe McVeigh not been seen in Lisbellaw since before Halloween? Where is he?

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The only people who are attacking Fr Joe are loyalists and a few of his own fellow clergy. He is well known for his Republican views and is a quiet kindly man. Who could blame him for not wanting to live with fellow clergy? Sure the permanent deacon in Enniskillen runs the show

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Pat what name were you gave in Clonliffe? The name Gertrude always makes me smile. There was a seminarian in Maynooth when I was there, Colin Crossey. His nickname was Gertrude, bless him. Then we had Sheila (Shay Gibbons), Connie, (John Conlon), Nellie Dean (Niall Ahern), Bunty (Alan Burke), Nancy (Anthony McSweeney), and many more that don’t come to me. I’m sure Lorcan Burke and Peter McAnenly had one too, but I can’t remeber. Felim Sexton was Feel me Sexy. I can still hear the squeals coming out of corridors nicknamed Handbag Alley and the Maternity Ward. I remember one day someone put a notice on Mark Hehir’s door when he slept in, ‘well, you know what it’s like. I couldn’t resist another few hours in my chambre with my facemask and cucumber.’

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Delia (Dwayne Gavin), Paula (Paul Crosbie), Jean (Eugene O’Neil), Elaine (Alan Hynes), Leanne (Liam Enright), Connie (James Conlon), Fanny (Declan Flannery), Kitty (Ronan Drury) Martina (Martin Timoney), Lenora (Leonard Taylor), Josie (Joe Friel), Tits (Alan Burke), Debby (Des Mooney), Reece (Maurice Harmon) Majella (Gerard McCarthy), Tammy (Tom Relihan), Brenda (Brendan Fitzgerald), Michelle (Michael Brennan), Tricia (Patrick mcCathy)

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Was Jean kept behind for a year, instead of being thrown out, because he was the oral king of his group?
Even if he was, it takes two people to have oral sex, so why should he have got the blame for being submissive?

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There were no female nicknames for students in my time in Maynooth (mid 80s-early 90s). A few students referred to Niall Ahern as Nellie Dean and to Ronan Drury as Kitty, but those who did so were very much in the minority. They were usually just called by their real first names.
Effeminate behaviour and talk wasn’t part of the Maynooth culture then and was, in fact, resisted by the strongly prevailing straight feel of the college then, and the Junior Dean challenged it if it arose. Seminarians having relationships with female lay students was much more of a problem then though probably unheard of now.
The few obviously gay students really stood out. The quieter ones mostly got through, but the flamboyant were removed quickly. This girly name nonsense seems to have started after we were ordained, going by the names listed above.
Maynooth is much degraded since then and should have been closed years ago, but the current bishops aren’t brave enough to close it on their watch, but Rome will surely intervene when the low numbers become ridiculously low ie below 20.

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If you were very goodlooking or others were jealous you usually got one 80s 90s 2000s. Bullying. Fr Les seems to cut and paste on a yearly basis. Mgr Kevin Gillespie and Fr Ian O’ Neill weren’t mentioned, therefore, it had nothing to do with flamboyance and everything to do with sexual attraction to their good looks or jealousy to try and take down peg or two. ‘Twas ever thus. Happy New Year we all know it’s a bad time for some priests especially those on medication so keep safe and be nice.

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Has D&C the largest number of priests who have accepted the Queens baubles , the OBE’s MBE’s etc.
Pub quiz question; Name them.

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McBrearty MBE, The Priests MBE each, Paul Simmonds OBE (not sure if he had to give his back). Paul is English and a convert, so his gong is OK.

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Isn’t Simmonds also an abuser ? Seem to recall his name appearing on this blog for the usual a couple of years ago.

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To be fair to Stephen he must be delighted at finally being able to put letters after his name. Not just pp but as he has no degree having been ‘educated’ at a provincial seminary in Kilkenny,

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They certainly look after their own as what a settlement Ger got from + Fintan so surely Jerry is not going to get the same.
Shocking how they look after their own in the club

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11.01 That’s good news. Maybe now Ger can return the 17k+ that he had resting in his account. New Year’s Day is fast approaching. Hope he can find time in between teaching religion (?) to have a nice cheeseburger & chips lunch with his favourite cow wrangler lady married to the man with the ‘big gut’. She was with him at his ordination…that husband of hers looks like a strong man. I’m sure Ger wouldn’t want the husband to find out about his annual New Year’s rendezvous 😉.

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I had heard talk of a number of Belfast priests being gay. Now I’m beginning to wonder are the straight priests in Belfast in a minority. I must add however that I don’t care about anyone’s sexuality but I don’t understand how active gay priests think it’s ok to live a double life-preaching one thing and doing something else. Surely they have chosen the wrong profession or have they really?

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Pat I’m still horrified at the abuse you suffered so much with your parish priests as a curate, the one we have is a raging gambling alcoholic and does not see the wrong in his ways. I really hope they never send him a curate.

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I had a good relationship with Walter Larkin in Kilkeel and Paddy McVeigh in Larne.

What did I learn?

Not to be as sad and unhappy as poor Walter was.

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Donal McKeown picks as and when people are allowed to drape flags over coffins, why is it different in Corpus Christie? Where the priest allows any flag on coffin apart from the rainbow flag? Is this seriously how funerals were intended to be held? Fr McCafferty and Bishop McKeown get to control them? Funerals should be about the deceased and the families, not the person who has been ‘called upon’ to officiate it.

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11:46 No. Because my family are brexiteers. There’s a whole world outside the cathbot perspective that you never see.
Experts in humanity my 🍑

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Unfortunately the priesthood attracts some people who were a bit reclusive in their schooldays because they didn’t “fit in” with the other kids. Once they have attained their PP status they become mini dictators and try and use their new found status to throw their weight around. They see parishes as “theirs” and set about making it their little fiefdom . Any new cc coming in is soon aware that it is the PP’s way and no other way

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Paddy McCafferty gives Francis the two fingers up and says he will not be stopping the celebration of the Latin mass, do you think he should be reprimanded by Treanor?

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11.27: Who taught you to be a vengeful, vindictive and nasty man? Who? You are a master craftsman at all three. Horrible traits. Horribly nauseating and harmful.

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1:08 You’re aware he went through the Catholic educational and seminary system?
That will answer your question nicely.

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Here in my parish the 2 priests we have are seemingly in a power struggle but they respect the parishioners. They don’t struggle with alcohol or anger as far as we are aware but they seem to struggle with food, when will food addiction be genuinely considered a mental health issue like every other addiction?

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All the priest from years ago were cranky old alcoholic bastards. The ones now are airy fairy horny closeted queens

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The great Chinese prophet Pei Wie Shi once said that ‘’wisdom from man old, should be wisdom take on board, but true wisdom is to make own mind’’

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The phenomenal philosopher Pei Wei Shi once said “man reputation will be made on living but man reputation when die belong to people left’’

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At least ya all have a parish priest, we have been left with none, so well done Bronagh and Co for all the damn yapping ya done over the years about Delia and Fr Keenan, now that he’s retired on medical grounds we will not have a Pp and you are all to blame for this, shame on the lot of you

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Pat. Please say a prayer for me. My wee dog died this morning. My heart is broken. They really sre family and I had him g
For 16 years. Hopefully he’s now crossed the rainbow bridge and met my wee cat again. Why do people think animals don’t go to heaven? Pray for me pat x

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Do you remember the vet in Lisburn, Archibald? Was unorthodox, but cheap. My friend took her cat to him to get cataracts done and when they picked her up again Archibald handed over the cat with only 3 legs, he had performed the wrong operation on the cat, he was wild.

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Historically the RCC is a circus, most priests are clowns, some like to juggle many things, some like to disappear, some like to play with fire, some like being in cages and some love being ring leaders

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The Romanist priests will lie, curse, and engage in every form of subterfuge to keep The Faithful under control and slaves to Rome.

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Pat, I’ll give you a good wee laugh. I was shopping in Belfast before Christmas with my elderly mum, she’s 83 but great for her age. She got all excited as she thought Phil Schofield was beside us in the queue in House of Fraser and was telling him she watches this morning every day and that she loves Holly Willoughby, when in actual fact we were standing beside one of the singing priests Fr OHagan but with a mask on and the grey hair it was very deceiving but he did see the funny side of it.

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A Former PP wrote to the Irish Times to say he’d never go to Archbishop’s House without someone with him, likely as he did not trust +Diarmuit Martin one bit. DM’s go to response in any issue was to sell out the priest or religious. This is a closer to home bullying. Anyone with a bad boss can recognise a bit of it. No wonder +Pat is his own boss.

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I posted that a while before, and likely others have, surely before me. It was a very sensible letter from a most sincere priest. Abp’s House would seem to be as a lion’s den.

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Who is the priest that gets taken for a walk every morning in the Tow Path by three German shepherds? The man can not control them at all

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January is always the month when clergy become sex tourists after a busy December month and January is their own time to get their legs over or their bums in the air

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It’s an education to note that when hard questions on religion’s validity are asked on this blog, other than feeble ad hominem attacks there’s invariably no sensible response, and certainly no convincing ones, from religious followers, clerical or lay.
As my years advance the whole false basis for religion, certainly the Christian variety, becomes the more obvious to me.
All the supposed “good works” of religion adds nothing to its alleged validity.

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Never a truer word spoken: particularly that “good works” (sic) somehow validate religion.
Perhaps as you get older you become more assertive in not just going with the flow. Thinking for yourself is a very rewarding experience.
MMM

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2.48
I think for myself, often and deeply, critically, and without the prejudice of either Christianity or Atheism. And, yet, I have drawn a conclusion about the existence of a single and benevolent deity that would offend both the commenter at 12.31, and MMM.
There IS evidence that such deity has objective existence (I myself have experienced it), but it can never be totally satisfying and incontestable in this life, since a finite mind cannot ever fully encompass an infinite one. So, we need faith to compensate for our intellectual and emotional lack.
But evidence there is nonetheless, if a mind is open and humble enough to accept its limitations before the Divine.
Remember some witnessed Jesus do things they knew no human could possibly do, even raising the dead; and, still, it was not enough for them.
It will never be enough. Not here. But one day…

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I have had a number of experiences of God, the Divine, and the Spiritual.

But we can not “prove” these things to the satisfaction of atheists, science etc.

Like Mary. we must ponder these things in our hearts.

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@4:14: Don’t worry. I certainly won’t be offended by your ‘evidence.’
So show it please.
However I see some contradictions in your 2nd paragraph. Perhaps I misunderstand, but you appear to claim that faith is a prerequisite as an essential for our finite minds to see or understand the infinite reality of the divine. That’s the crunch!
A dictionary or even Google gives lots of definitions of ‘faith.’ In essence there seems a common theme, ” belief based on spiritual conviction rather than evidence ” The term ‘blind faith’, while in common use, also conveys the issue.
I continue to be interested in seeing evidence.
MMM

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Priests were the original drag queens. Where on earth do they keep their costumes? They all love to dress and look like something from RuPauls drag race

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A deacon showed me a wardrobe where the priest’s robes were and the deacon liked to hold them in front of himself!

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It’s astonishing despite the safeguards placed internally within Ireland, Hugh Connolly never bothered to Check with the national gendarmerie whether Sean Jones raised any concerns. Or even more similar request a reference from the Pallottines.

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Some people call for this or that measure in regard to scandals, but the existing rules, if operated by men and women of good will, should’ve sufficed. Too many ill thought out rules means vetting, safeguarding and related can become a tick box exercise.

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Symmachus, quite true. Although the real reason vetting and safeguarding has failed in the Irish RC church is they neither understand it nor see the need for it, as we see on this blog on a daily basis.
The bigger question is how stupid and unconcerned for people’s safety do you have to be, to fail to appreciate it after everything that has happened.

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12:44 Generally, they don’t.
They do on here because of the number of self hating homosexuals and trolls on here.
When you’re a healthy homosexual, though, it’s surprising how many ‘straight’ men will give it a go when their girlfriends are on.

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I don’t need to imagine it @ 12:50!
It was on this blogsite last year when someone posted my alleged departure. Fake news!
Made for interesting reading. The to be expected “good riddance” but there was also a few who appreciated my asking the difficult questions.
MMM

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Pat how do I get a copy of the death cert for Fr Tony Corr. He was a Dromore priest who died suddenly recently. I wrote to Archbishop Martin but got no reply. Seems to be a wall of silence from the Church about this death. As they wont help I turn to you Pat.

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Maynooth has 27 seminarians!!! When will the bishops get the point that it’s beyond repair? Appointing a new Dean isn’t the answer. Appointing someone just ordained himself certainly isn’t the answer.

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It’s not what you know it’s who you know, Treanor protects very few priests but Rory Sheehan, Paddy McCafferty, Brian Watters and Colm McBride are a few of the ones who he lets get away with murder

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What is Watters up to these days. Funny little troll. Had some dealing with him years ago, and it was all a bit odd. Always felt you were dealing with someone who wasn’t telling you the truth. Shifty.

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Bishop Bling is furious that D&C priests are constantly misbehaving and featuring on this blog and he wants to get to the bottom of who the County Antrim toilet loving priest is

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Does anyone know where Joseph Merrick is these times? I was a seminarian with him and need to make contact ASAP.

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Last I heard he was back in Cistercian college Roscrea, he was always best pals with Richard Purcell and Mal Thompson. Cistercian college has a habit of ending up with oddballs.

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Joe is sneaky. The biggest shock to me was that he married a woman. Then again, his male friends are all priests!

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Stay away from Joseph. If you knew him in the seminary you were far too close already. I always thought Dicky Purcell had better taste. But I think Joe has moved onto Gerry G in Roscrea now anyway. He always liked the Galway lads!

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It seems rather concerning to think that Tom Deenihan is discussing Dom Andersen with the likes of John McCubbin. Deenihan really doesn’t have a lick of sense, does he?

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Joe M was one of Dermos mafia & gatekeeper…. One of many who took hefty redundancy- Mc Dermott moved into that space with Farrell. The Adm of the Pro Not to be trusted. He’s telling Folk That He wants to sell the Cathedral & move the ‘seat’ to another church. You could do a post on that!

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Identity of married woman involved with Fitzgerald established ✅
Fitzgerald out of Killaloe ✅
Killaloe & Glenstal investigation underway ✅
Father Romeo in Shannon exposed ✅
Antagonistic shrink exposed ✅

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5:19 You’ve got that all wrong.The clergy are frustrated by their own repressed sexual urges and emotional needs. They look outside the Parochial house for satisfaction. They prey on vulnerable individuals who are easy targets. Day after day there are testimonies on this blog and new allegations of clerical abuse. Either you have cognitive dissonance or you are connected in some way to the clerics in question. End of story.

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Still a lot of cleaning up to be done oin Killaloe diocese. +Fintan clearly not up to the task. The amount of priests who have left that were ordained since 2000 is shocking.. job not finished with Arnold Rosney he is still lording it in Shannon. The carry on in Roscrea both monastery and parish is also scandalous.

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Fr Arnold Rosney is listed as moderator for Shannon, Newmarket on Fergus and Sixmilebridge, whatever that means? What on earth is he moderating? Is this a new role in Irish parishes?

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6:31 that is untrue. It was in fact the priest who initiated inappropriate contact with female parishioners in County Clare. the ladies approached had vulnerabilities. Most concerning that these vulnerabilities were exploited for financial and sexual gain by the priest. Stick to the “facts”. Undermining victims and survivors of church related abuse and wrong doing is your “business” of course but “proven facts” are “proven facts”. Comprendez.

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6:31 What kind of mentality does a person on a clerical abuse blog have when that person infiltrates the blog on behalf of the deviant priest(s) and attempts to shame the victims?

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I am assured Bishop Pat, that the revelations about clergy which have stormed your blog this year are not over. Stories will out, the full truths; stories and illustrations for the minds of the little people, particularly from those in the shadows.
Shame on the weak leadership. I did not know whether it was a bishop singing today or a cat being strangled 🐱 perhaps that is how his MIA likes him to sing 😏

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I have deeper moral contempt for the Catholic laity who financially support RC clerical parasites than I have for the parasites themselves.
It is this laity that is allowing an evil institution, RC priesthood, to thrive, dominate, and exploit God’s children.
An Ireland cleansed of RC priests would be a much happier and Christian place.

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Feminist secular law is more concerned about killing innocent unborn babies, than they are in saying no to consentual procreational intimacy.
On the feast of the Sacred Heart, the killing on unborn babies in the US of A was stopped. 🙏
Let the slaughter of innocents be stopped all around the world. Let the unborn babies live.

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Sean Brady as Archbishop ordained a man who blackmailed his way to ordination causing X to say to me ” Sometimes the only solution to a problem is to ordain it”

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I cannot be sure what year where change was definitive but sometime in the 90’s, it is clear, that many men who entered seminaries were pursuing a subculture lifestyle under the guise of being a priest. Priesthood was a consequence of their choice not the actual choice. Far too early yet to see what was actually happening but the damage is already evident in their lives.

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Imagine an RC priesthood with the maturity of the like of Jack Dunne or Nick Mc Carthy within it? Not happening anyway soon. Some of them prefer dressups and playing house to sublimate the deeper stuff, or GAA and hurling usually!

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I’m picking up that there may be some questionable, behaviour on the part of Christopher Morris at various stages, and that some of his behaviour has been covered up by various hierarchs ? Sounds familiar ? And look where that got us.

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Best ask the Infamous Paisley ex seminarian about this but he has disappeared off the planet not a lot of friends left now!

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Fr David Marsden SCJ, ex of Oscott and various other seminaries, had an obsession with masturbation and homosexual activity. It was not a healthy obsession either. It says something about him that his mind is on that all the time and he’s looking for it and seeing it in other people. He needed to be let go because he was a toxic and poisonous influence around the place. He’s been let go from a few places because of his mono focus on all things sexual. Very unhealthy man in his perspectives. He should not be let near the formation of anyone.

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C’mon Pat darling, I’m sure you had sex with fellow seminarians when you were one. We all do it, it’s common knowledge. I have maintained sexual relationships with many of my colleagues long after ordination and I would be a fool to believe others are not the same.

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I never had any kind of sexual activity with a fellow seminarian.

At the time, I regarded it as a mortal sin and a cause of expulsion.

Of course, I was attracted to others. Felt guilty about that and kept it to myself, with the exception of Confession.

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5.48
Same-sex intercourse is, of course, a mortal sin; St Paul affirms this in more than one of his New Testament letters. He declares that (practising) homosexuals, along with other moral recalcitrants, will not enter the kingdom of heaven. (Will not? Through choice, or divine ordinance? Paul doesn’t say.)
Hold on! Didn’t Paul say also that ‘drunkards’ (effectively, alcoholics) would not enter the kingdom either? But Paul, aren’t alcoholics ill? Addicted? Doesn’t this reduce their moral culpability? The Catholic Church believes so. Have you read its catechism? Who is right, Paul? You, or the Church?
Given that the Church does not consider you reliable on this matter, it does, rather, call into question the reliability of your pronouncements on universal same-sex intercourse.
Might you have got this wrong, Paul, as you did (according to the Church) the eschatological destiny of ‘drunkards’?
Just askin’, like.

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Well darling I loved my time as a seminarian, it is where I acquired my taste for a hairy man

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Pat, did you identify as gay at the time, even if only to yourself.
I was bi in seminary, but would never admit this, even to myself. I spun the lie that I was not only straight, but damn straight! And guess what? I came to believe the lie.
Did you think similarly?

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6.26
Paul says nothing about homosexuality. He was not privy to the scientific concept of sexual orientation. He speaks sparsely about same-sex activity (by people he presumed to be attracted to the opposite sex).

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Some bishops are gay and will ordain gay men. Other bishops, who are heterosexual, disagree with the idea that gay men are ‘disordered’ and therefore justify their actions by ordaining them. Then there is celibacy, which is a trial for many priests of all sexual orientations. The answer is to be honest – do away with celebacy and affirm homosexuality.

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How reliable is that reporter from the states, Diane Montagna?👇

Cos she heard from ‘sources’ that Benedict xvi not expected to live more than 10 days 🤷‍♀️

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If you are a gay priest and would like to be active then come to D&C because Noel aids and abets the gays. As long as you are discreet and don’t get caught he doesn’t give a fuck what we are all up to. The next Bishop will have to be a cover up merchant for gays – Tom Deenihan?

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Priesthood has always been duck and dive, defiant sex. Thrill seeking. It has always been such. Even back to dear Greg RIP and as for his associates. From Gold Coast to third level studies. Bless them all. At soirées in Lisbreen, no doubt serenaded by the trio. All before departure to GC. Oh how we laughed at the sheep and revelled in the toilets

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Good afternoon Bishop.
As an Australian drag queen that once outed and shamed a Priest for his role in breaking my heart and gaslighting me, I would like to thank you for the wonderful work you do in exposing the RCC for what it is.
The institution protects all of them despite their indiscretions and immoral behaviour.

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Pat I’m terrified of the recent young Armagh Priest. The fecker keeps sending me weird messages on Grindr.

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What is happening to Mark Moriarty? He is the same class as Stephen Wilson yet he has not even been ordained a deacon. My understanding is that he is still a seminarian but how can this be if he is not in formation?
What is going on here in Kerry Pat

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George Hayes was the pin up boy for the Irish bishops for quite a time. Kevin Sullivan was extremely attractive in Maynooth. Sex appeal by lemniscate. I assume the man was/is straight. A really nice guy too. Never would have picked him to survive it all, so that begs a doubt. Very mature compared to the rest of us back then.

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I think priests should have working holidays or be obliged to do things like take relief to Ukraine. They don’t need a holiday as such, because it’s not like they do any work.

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1 in 4 Maynooth Seminarians were sexually abused by senior seminarians in Theology and the occasional member of Staff. A sad reality in Maynooth. Kevin Connolly has detailed records of who molested who in Maynooth. Kevin the secret keeper.

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Jeepers, I was in Maynooth during the 2000s. I always knew there was stuff going on, but the sheer scale of it is staggering. So many so called ‘orthodox’ guys pretending to be holier than everyone else were actually just a shower of lady boys stuck in a closet abusing each other. Thankfully I never seen or experienced any of that filth. Honestly Pat, what is in someone’s head that makes them continue with a vocation and descend into that level of deceit?

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I hope, 6.35pm, that you weren’t studying English in Maynooth, though I very much doubt that you were there at all.

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Suggest you look on the internet, Daily Record 2009. John McCubbin, Labour candidate age 47. Presume it is the same person.

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One senses that the Roman Catholic priesthood is a sham, a facade and a mask concealing sexual predators (predominantly gay) and chid abusers (preference for boys) and a raft of corruption and deceit.
Clerical advancement is rooted in one’s aptitude for deep rooted omertà and v likely sexual favours.
In most corrupt organisations it’s a case of follow the money with the Roman Catholic Church it’s follow homosexuality which is rife and integral to their underworld.

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Does anyone remember Frank Duhig the junior Dean going to court to defend a seminarian who raped, was convicted and did his time in prison? Frank said in Court in the young mans defence i would consider it a once off.” He was a very personable young man. He was very close to Michael Conway now professor in Maynooth.

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Frank’s defence was reported on the front page of the Irish Times and attracted much adverse comment at the time.

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The contributions to this blog from Bishops, Priests, Deacons & their complicit Roman Catholic volunteers & members confirm same.

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Well there are some clerical cages thoroughly rattled today.
Always a sure sign you’re on the money.
Like when you covered the Thurles suicide.

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Fr Mark Cassidy has been appointed as the new Rector of the Scots College in Rome. Don’t know much about him but he seems well liked and respected in Dundee.

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It’s beyond my comprehension why anyone still attends the RCC . Surely they know that they are just being used for financial reasons by a bunch of fakes

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