Dear Pat,

What an overwhelming surprise and support I have received since you decided to place a FALSE blog on my name however from Episcopates, Clergy, Religious, Colleagues and Friends the World over I was flabbergasted.

The situation was totally the opposite to which I thought I would get however the common theme was it shows you the person Pat Buckley is and the low levels that he goes to with negative effect.

I spoke with our KC (not the RCC one) and he said it is not worth even writing a letter as you cannot sue for sawdust and the blog gives you a frill and would give another day’s blog.

They laughed at it even although you say to your bloggers it is a waste of time it still does not stop you from emailing them.

You should think about the concerns you give to others with your inaccurate information or accusations as others are not as strong as me.

However, we are just grateful that we can see Our Lord in others rather than constantly picking on those that struggle in life that being the sick, needy and the lonely as you take great thrills from that nastiness.

However, like your friend Robert Harkins that worked for the DWP and struck more people off and never thought about the families or the children it was all a frill and another one bites the dust well thankfully the SVP is there to help those people.

Everyone would love the luxury and live FREE in a property like a Lord but some of us have principles and the £600 a month for your rent you should give it ti a charity.

To conclude your blog on me was not accurate and false and I have Personal Alcohol Licenses for Scotland and a separate one for England and Wales and you cannot get them with a Breach of Peace never mind anything else and the Three Chief Constables have NEVER objected to my licenses since they were introduced in 2003 and mine is up for renewal this year and will automatically be granted.

As the KC said just ignore it and I did not even read the comments on your blog again and I didn’t ask the KC will we complain to the blog providers and the answer is not worth it as he will just apart another one.

And when you have to go back 15 years to try and get muck on someone it just shows the lowliness of you.

So I will continue to pray for you and all who follow the Blog.

May you have many blessings in 2023.

God Bless

John McCubbin Msc CMS MIH


Yesterday, at The Oratory in Larne, we had the joy of professing a hermit.

Brother John, in his early 70s, a widower, a father, and a grandfather pledged to live the life of a solitary and to give himself over to prayer and God’s service.

He had already been living this life for several years but wanted to formalise it and make simple promises.

We wish him well and ask your prayers for him.





On Thursday afternoon, January 5, 2023, sometime between 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, a gentleman entered our Abbey Church and proceeded to desecrate our main altar. Through the use of a regular hammer and sledgehammer/axe, he destroyed the top of the altar and broke open the mensa stones containing the relics of our altar. He stole our two reliquaries in the mensa stones, both of which contained three relics. He had apparently then moved to the tabernacle, removed the cross on top, removed the tabernacle veil, and then was interrupted. Thankfully, the Blessed Sacrament and the Tabernacle were not damaged. When some guests notified us of the damage, the Logan County Sheriff was called and they came to investigate. By piecing together the testimony from multiple witness who had seen a strange man on campus earlier, we were fairly confident that we had seen him previously in our Church. Out of an abundance of caution, our Academy students were locked down while the investigation proceeded. Ironically, after the deputies had left, the gentlemen in question decided to return to the Church. The Logan County deputies were called and they quickly returned. One of our monks spoke to the gentleman and it became clear he was the one who had done the damage. He was arrested, his vehicle towed, and further investigations are ongoing. One of the reliquaries was found in his truck containing three of the relics, along with the hammer and sledgehammer/axe with marble dust still on them. Throughout this, our monks continued with our regularly communal prayers. Now that the gentleman has been caught and justice will proceed, may we also offer a prayer for him.

Due to the desecration of the altar, Abbot Elijah and the monastic community will undertake the “Public Prayer after the Desecration of a Church.” In accordance with the prescriptions, the altar of the church has been stripped bare and all customary signs of joy and gladness have been put away. Due to the extensive damage to the main altar, the monks will use a portable altar until necessary provisions are made for the repairs.


Catholic church altars are being descreated by;

1. Priests having sex on them.

2. People with mental health issues

3. People who are angry with the RCC over abuse and corruption

We can not blame mentally ill people for attacks on churches and altars.

It is UNDERSTABDABLE that those hurt by the RCC lash out. But violence is not the answer. Victims and survivors must find more clever and legal ways to make the RCC pay.

Priests having sex on altars totally blows my mind.

I can not understand how any priest could do such evil.