Solemn Vespers in St Peter’s Cathedral Belfast on Sunday 15th January 2023 at 5 pm
Crowned Plaza Hotel Belfast on Tuesday 15th January 2023 at 3 pm
I think my invitation got lost in the postal strike 😕
FAMOUS NEW YORK PRIEST LEAVES $ 7 MILLION AND A SON.
A New York City priest infamous for being the devoted brother of a Mafia boss left behind two surprises when he died earlier this year: a $7 million fortune and a grown son. Even more remarkable: The Rev. Louis Gigante lived with his son Gino and the boy’s mother in the suburbs and would put on his Roman collar each morning to head to work in the parish, The New York Times reported. We had a quiet life,” Gino Gigante, 32, told the paper. “He was proud of me. We did everything together.” Gigante, who ran a development company in the Bronx, bequeathed his estate to Gino, which is how the existence of his son was revealed.
I think that a priest leaving 7 million in a will is a scandal – unless he has left the same or similar sum to those in need.
I know that secular priests have no vow of poverty – and Jesus never said it was a sin to be rich.
But Jesus insisted that the rich share with the poor.
And I hope Fr Gigante shared a lot with the poor?
And then there is the fact that he fathered a son.
I wonder, did Gigante play fast and lose with all the rules?
Was he like some other priests who think that he does have to practice what he preaches?
His closeness to the Mafia is also concerning.
I wonder if Gigante plyed his bishop’s hands with brown envelopes?
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4:19, one sincerely hopes that Abbot Borries and the Abbey of Saint-Joseph de Clairval were deceived by Tom Deenihan and his diocesan administration. It’s monstrous to think that an entire French abbey, with a decent reputation, would participate knowingly in something so monstrous.
If Bories was deceived, now that Pat has made him aware of Deenihan’s deception, Dom Bories must seriously reflect on his support for Silverstream. Dom Bories must reflect on why the two co-founders are not involved. Dom Benedict should be central in the reforms of Silverstream.
Thank you Bishop Buckley for your care & support to those victims hurt and abused by RCC clergy. We will always be grateful to you for your tireless efforts in exposing abuse/corruption within the RCC on this blog. Míle buíochas 🙏.
When I was a seminarian I had such aspirations and dreams. I am just so glad to be out. My sex life is great (with active priests and lay people). My personal wealth is fantastic. Get out while you all can. I will help you all.
The great Chinese philosopher, Pei Wei Shi, once said; “in death, freedom like bird with wing, fly high, feel free, and glide”
Religion is the root cause of all evil, followed by money
Pat what is the most amount of comments you have had in one day? Surely this has been a busy day
There were 10 seminaries, if you add the Irish College, Rome. Not forgetting all the religious order houses of formation that have closed in Ireland, such as those of the Reds and SJs.
Also, why is that Adm getting a three year desk job to set up pastoral councils/talking shops? Surely a lay person could do that?
When Deenihan was named to Meath, a senior priest of Cloyne told me he was corrupt, extremely dangerous, and *never* to be trusted. Almost everything we have seen from him since then has proven to be correct. Deenihan, equal parts depraved and stupid, is running a once thriving diocese into the ground. It will only get worse.
Masturbation is not a sign of immaturity or maturity. Men of all ages masturbate whether they are married or single makes no difference they would laugh at anyone who thinks it’s a phase you go through or a sin that has to be confessed. You have to masturbate to a certain degree during intercourse anyway. It’s shocking how ignorant some people are in the Church about the facts of life.
If the church was consistent its approach to sex would also apply to food. Both are biological necessities that keep us alive but only sex is only supposed to be for its biological purpose. Otherwise people should be confessing that they ate a bar of chocolate when they weren’t hungry and purely for the pleasure. 😛
What criteria are used to determine the suitability or unsuitability of a man seeking ordaination to the catholic priesthood?
Why is there such a concentration of gay men in
the catholic priesthood
when the institution considers homosexuality to be disordered?
What’s the attraction? Freebies?
There are lots of ways to minister nowadays without taking on a promise of celibacy.
Good News Pat that a new law has been passed to allow excavation and forensic analysis of remains to determine identity and cause of death and to facilitate remains to be reunited with loved ones. Catherine Corless is some woman for one woman.
Pat the Dupers don’t like you because you tell the truth. I know you have a lot more to spill on them. Explosive antics I am told and clergy
Bishop Pat, you should referee some commenters so that they don’t engage in prolonged, boring threads of commentary as is happening between two protagonists today, one trying to outsmart the other. After two lots of counter attacks, it becomes very boring. This happens frequently on your blog. On days like today when there’s a shortage of varied comments, you should not print repeat, vacuous comments.