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UNEDITED RIGHT OF REPLY – JOHN McCUBBIN, GLASGOW WHO TELLS EVERYONE ON BLOG TO EMAIL BISHOPS AND NUNCIOS.

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

A HERMIT’S PROFESSION

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.

HERE’S HARRY

238 replies on “UNEDITED RIGHT OF REPLY – JOHN McCUBBIN, GLASGOW WHO TELLS EVERYONE ON BLOG TO EMAIL BISHOPS AND NUNCIOS.”

I don’t understand John McCubbin. His comments are very poorly written. Can someone explain why he’s attacking Pat? I know this guy has featured on this blog but in a harmless way. Why is he upset? As for Prince Harry – he’ll go down as the biggest dumbo in the Royal Family. A classless fool. He deserves all his self manufactured travails. A young, privileged, self indulgent, lazy, spoilt brat. He has no shame. Money is now his hobby. King Charles should leave him sulk in USA.

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A nun told me something years ago which I think might be helpful for anyone discerning religious life. Some vocations in the church come and go (such as teaching sisters) but some are permanent and have lasted centuries such as the monastic orders.
These permanent vocations have different emphasis at different times but don’t go away, so if the life of one of these vocations is totally screwed or they can’t get people to stay, it’s not that there is a lack of vocations or there is something wrong with society, it will always be because the community isn’t actually living the life.
Shagging in a gay bath house being an example.

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11:27 their Bishops don’t care where their clergy are shagging their parishioners or each other as long as it doesn’t become public knowledge threatening their income streams.

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Expect nothing positive from an international firm of paedophile protectors.

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I have never heard so much rubbish in my life this total fantasist is truly in a world of his own. First he shows how malicious and vindictive he is by going to a KC to try and shut the blog down. The KC would have given him short shrift by telling him everything said was already in the public domain. He then attacks Patsy about living in Diocesan property forgetting that right of residence was granted by a court in Belfast. He has a fixation on Glasgow where he does not reside, forgets that Auld Tarty (late Archbishop of Glasgow) threatened him with the Police if he contacted him again. As for holding Licenses what a laugh no one with a criminal conviction is granted an Alcohol License. Again no Civil Servant can strike any claimant off unless they have proof that the claim is fraudulent. He then reverts to his usual false piety and sanctimonious claptrap sending prayers and blessings which are as false as he is. His prayers wouldn’t reach the sky never mind anywhere else. As for the initials after his name yet another fantasy.

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OMG! Patsy I’ve never heard such a lot of shite in my life. For a start McCubbin is not from Glasgow but resides in Ardeer Stevenston, he seems to have a fixation on Glasgow. There is no way he holds a a license for anything and it’s just another of his fantasies. During my working life in the Civil Service I never struck people off unless they were committing fraud which was my job. McCubbin has been claiming sickness benefit for years, yet tells you he works in Hotels and Pubs not true. And true to form he signs off with his usual false piety and sanctimonious claptrap . What does Msc.CMS and MIH stand for?

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This ex Maynooth Sem who was asked to leave and who is making numerous and spurious claims all day on the blog has made these claims time and time before on this blog. Bp Pat was told from my recollection that this Sem would provide evidence and requested to meet with Pat in Dublin. The result was nothing and continues to be nothing. For the umpteenth time I suggest this fellow takes this to the Guards. I fear his many outbursts about all the usual named people is fuelled by alcohol and it’s obvious he cannot seem to move on with his life. He should seek help for his own sake and well being. His behaviour indicates a total obsessiveness with these people. Perhaps they did wrong him but he needs to find someone to talk to for his own sanity.

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5:13 keep away from priests, they would drive you to drink and then place all the blame on you whilst they hide under the Bishops cloak.

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As well as all the whining troll comments his ‘victims’ leave here? That would be more than magnanimous of Bishop Pat.

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10.51

‘Victims’? The rogues that feature on here?

To use your own idiom language, ‘do wan’! Idiot.

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11:18 Surely you’ve noticed that Roman Catholics, especially the clergy, are always victims? It’s one of the ways they and other right wingers try to gain dominance by getting more than equality.

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Abraham Lincoln well said: ‘it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.’ McCubbin certainly wasn’t daunted by any fear of sounding foolish
Dog bowl Harold sounds like he’s having a protracted mental episode in print. A booty call for some older woman, generally histrionic and about as devoid of masculinity as possible. He’s an utter figure of fun, someone handed everything, yet has to whinge and cry for Oprah about something or other. Send him to Afghanistan. Maybe the Taleban can help him master his fragility of ego.

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Congratulations to , and sincere prayers for Brother John .
Please remember me in your prayers .

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Harry has blown the lid off the hazing in the forces (does that remind readers of other institutions) leaving stiff upper moustaches twitching. It was wrong to not arrange for him a more obviously supportive role. The prevalent triumphal religion of the last 40 years has not sustained our country.

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Did you wrong John McCubbin, Pat?
He hasn’t done himself any favours by sending you that photograph, presumably a selfie.
Is that a master of science abbreviation after his name? I would find it difficult to believe, given his poor command of English.

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It’s nice to see all those nuncios wrote back when he needed support. I might fire off a few letters to them today.
And also great to see a letter drafted by a King’s Counsel and it shows in the quality.

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Well done in consecratung/ordsuning s hermit. Where will he live and practice the daiky format of an heremetical life? Has he a forest cabin somewhere or is it in your back garden? I’m dreaming of such idyllic existence after 45 years and feeling the burn out and the deep desire for aloneness in contemplation. The thought of just having the freedom to be alone and pray and search contemplatively is very attractive to me now. Why? There is so much nonsense being spoken about in the church about renewal, building hope and parish partnership that my head is spinning into total confusion. It’s simplicity of thoughts and action and do-able things we need not templates of words which are going nowhere.

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I fear that the problem lies with a priest worrying about his reputation. Does this not encapsulate the point that a man of God should be humble and assured that through following the Word that he would not covet or seek the platitudes of others?

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11:02 priests & bishops are money men, can’t get enough of it & openly sell their integrity to the highest bidder.

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In Clogher the bishop does only five or six Confirmations each year. New bishop but all the canons are doing the majority of the ceremonies for Confirmation. Crazy carry-on.
Two of the Clogher clergy anxiously waiting for appointment as bishops somewhere. One was tipped for the auxiliary’s job in Armagh……he’s very pissed off. Poor fecker.

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Excellent summary of the situation, Pat. He was a cold fish when he was a CC in Enniskillen for a few months, which is the extent of his pastoral experience, though he used to spend a few weeks in Lough Derg on the staff but he always seemed to avoid talking to the pilgrims. In Enniskillen he was very detached and seemed bemused to be in a parish.
Joe Duffy had a bad habit of pushing forward “chosen ones”, however pastorally inept eg Joseph McGuinness, Ciaran Murphy and Seamus Quinn. and Noel was one of the early chosen ones. Meanwhile, Joe Duffy considered himself to be a man of letters (though a Maynooth MA was his highest achievement) and he was profoundly Europhile. Joe used to converse in good Irish and bad French with his only friend, Mgr Brendan Devlin of Maynooth. Together they conspired to get Noel his sinecure in Brussels. Joe will be delighted.

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I knew Pat, as a Carmelite novice he was going to go forward for the priesthood and was studying at Miltown in the early 2000s. A humble chap, devout, maybe a little insecure. He was well known among the sisters, and Mother Veronica of Dolgellau kept up with him, even after he left the order. Such a shame.

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“I was struck by the greyness of the buildings and the vacuum of life and spirit. It was not a welcoming place”
Your not the first person to say that. ☹️

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Best of luck telling Br Malachy Thompson anything, his life’s mission is to cover up and keep silent as he is very nervous about bad publicity. Obviously the community has become very small and the options to lead the community were very very limited as most of the monks are very elderly. Malachy is a man with limited talent, ability and intellect and would fail to get the bigger picture. Of course he knows about and knew about what Dick Purcell was doing in the guesthouse and college buildings. Malachy I think has his own secrets, the problems Malachy had when he arrived in Roscrea have not gone away. Mount st Joseph is a very strange place with secrets and cover ups.

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Br Mal Thompson is utterly hopeless. Would not offer help and guidance to anyone. He is as pastoral as constipated duck.

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Malachy Thompson is a highly experienced company man. Perfect choice for Mount Saint Joseph’s.

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I’m sure every Armagh priest does, the way these things spread.
Which makes it all the more remarkable the way none of them have ever known that their colleagues have been kiddy fiddling.
Pull the other one.

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When I was a sem, most of us used to go to saunas and toilets and have lots of sex, often with each other up until the point of celibacy promises. It was enjoyable.

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Roscrea is doing a great injustice in encouraging people to join their community. With everything outlined in this blog over the years, the solution to their decline is not answered by giving false hope to good people. This is another form of abuse carried out by the Church.

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From what I have previously read on the blog, Dom Dick was (allegedly) a regular at the Boilerhouse, periodically serviced a local farmer, and enjoyed midnight sex in the kitchen of Roscrea with a Killaloe priest. Unusual but nothing that would push someone else over the edge.

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11:24 Quite a few of Abbot Richard Purcells clerical & lay friends are agricultural types beating a regular path to the bright lights.

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This is very upsetting. The Cistercians are not the first order to abuse good people through control and clerical dominance. The communication to you +Pat is as important for what it doesn’t say as much as what it does say. The person who wrote it visited the guesthouse and had a friend who was in the monastery. There is clearly information there. We can all read between the lines as well as we are all aware of what has come forward about Richard Purcell and Malachy Thompson. Silence or be silenced.

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The Cistercians are obsessed with property and control. Ordinary decent folk are disposable. People are discarded like unwanted rubbish be that in the church or in the seedy gay Boilerhouse.

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Bishop Pat,
you know very well that the Congregation of the Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life are responsible and Abbot General would not wish correspondence from them.

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There’s a heavy shadow in todays blog. John is a lost vocation and a lost life. There’s a serious unacknowledged pandemic in Ireland. For whatever reason people lose hope and perspective. Things get complicated and people feel lost in misunderstanding. There’s always a way around and beyond any difficulties which come our way. That those lacking this perspective this day may find it and be consoled let us pray to the Lord.
The peace of wild things – Wendall Berry
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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I was interested to learn that Fr Ryan Holovlasky, the first Redemptorist priest in 10 years to be ordained for their Irish province, is ex-cabin crew (Emirates).

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Bishop Buckley, I am always hesitant about anyone highlighting accusations about individuals who are dead (particularly priests) because they are unable to defend themselves. But in this case (if this is true) I am prepared to make an exception because you will have exposed the self-serving narcissism, the duplicity, and the hypocrisy of Tony Flannery.
This is the question that really caught my eye “Are you in a position to proffer any insight why his brother, Fr. Tony Flannery C.Ss.R., has maintained a steadfast silence about his deceased brother”?
So the next time Tony Flannery opens his mouth about anything he should be challenged about the alleged behaviour of his deceased brother. He and the ACP should crawl under a rock and keep silent.
This is the best work you have done in a long time.

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Pat, do you still have that selfie that Adrian Egan took of himself in the gents, where he’s in a tuxedo and there’s a row of urinals in the background? 🤣

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Egan should be dismissed from the priesthood for those remarks on abortion.
He is not a true priest of Jesus. He is preaching HIMSELF. He is promoting and serving HIMSELF.
And there is absolutely NOTHING appealing whatsoever in his disgusting and reprobate “self”.
The utter buffoonery of his carryon wearing that jester’s hat. How apt! He is the antithesis of true priesthood.
Men like him are worse and do far more spiritual harm than even the most vitriolic antiCatholics.
He should be sent packing – not made PP of Ballyfermot. God help those parishioners with this viper sent into their midst.
What’s the difference between Egan and that other apostate “Redemptorist” Tony Flannery? NONE! Egan is an evil man and a “priest” straight out from the stable of Judas Iscariot.
Lord, deliver your Church from the plague of deadly and cunning serpents such as this creature Egan and his ilk.

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He is training as a canon lawyer and has been observing marriage tribunals in Manhattan. Imagine, the Reds get their first new priest in 10 years and what do they do with him but turn him into a canon lawyer, which is a lay job if ever there was one.

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What is the obsession with the Garda on here. I don’t know about Ireland but in the UK wasting police time is an offence, and personally I’d love to see you given community payback. Ideally working in a graveyard because it might knock into your idiot head that the dead are beyond the law.

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Reply to;Anonymoussays:
How mistaken you are, in many countries including Ireland, a deceased criminal cleric’s estate can be sued, and, as you can see in number 4 below, thankfully the family of a sexually abused boy who committed suicide in the U.S. can also sue the person/priest involved AFTER their son’s death. Death is no barrier to finding justice.
Jan 9, 2023 at 11:37 am1)Church has employer’s duty of liability for parish priests
16 July 2012 by Rosalind English
2)British Columbia
Acclaimed podcast Stolen spurs lawsuit against estate of dead Catholic priest
Claim against estate of Father Georges Chevrier is one of two recently filed against dead priests
Jason Proctor · CBC News · Posted: Sep 16, 2022 4:00 AM PT | Last Updated: September 16, 2022
3)Priest’s estate sued over alleged abuse – The Irish Timeshttps://www.irishtimes.com › news › priest-s-estate-sued-o…
9 Apr 2008 — THE HIGH Court in Cork has heard the opening of a case in which a man is suing the estate of a deceased priest whom he claimed sexually abused ..
4)MO – Parents sue diocese; their abused son committed suicidehttps://www.snapnetwork.org › mo_parents_sue_dioces…
6 Sept 2011 — New clergy sex suit filed by parents; Their son, suit says, was driven to suicide; Accused priest was police department chaplain …

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Sometimes they don’t comment at all but on days when they do the trolls always arrive just before 11 and make such comments as reporting a dead man to the Gardai.
By that time in monasteries you’ve had the morning office and conventual mass and checked your Grindr messages. Just saying like.

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It never cease to amaze me that rcc keeps giving such as this.
So many skeletons or closets have they hidden inside and still waiting to be exposed.
I do not wish to speak ill of the dead as I’m not commenting on his brother.
Its a classic example of closing the door after the horse has bolted re today blog.
Or was it a revenge delivered re today blog was sweet or served a cold dish😁

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More importantly, how come the people of Armagh diocese just have this man, good though he may be, foisted upon them, parachuted in, without any reference to them ? The appointment of bishops business in the Church is ridiculous, done in the dark by men (and only men) appointing cut out cardboard copies of themselves, without any reference in any form to the people who pay for them and will pay for the new bishop, and who is supposed to be their servant. It’s crazy. It’s unsustainable. And the track record is not great, looking at the calibre of bishops that are about. There surely has to be another and better way.
One of the problems in the Church is the inability to think outside the box. For example, what to do about clericalism. Current leaders in the Church, because they all are cut from the same cloth, and are part of a self-perpetuating old boys’ club, simply can’t come up with new and innovative ideas about how the Church should develop. So, it is always more of the same. That in part has to do with the way that appointments are made. So, why not involve the people of God and give them a say ? Then we might come up with the leaders we need for the time we are in. We need holy leaders, inspiring leaders, humble leaders, and yes, we need men and women of every hue and background and diversity. Rather than grey, advanced aged, set in their ways, puppets of a self-perpetuating incestuous system.

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Pat do you cosider yourself worthy of Heaven?
Do you think your Maker will say “well done good and faithful servant”, I sincerely doubt so!

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12.00: Such false modesty and humility. You act like you’re GOD…A very cruel God though unlike the GOD OF JESUS..

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Paddy White in that list – sitting up in his cushy desk job in Youthlink on the Springfield Road and on a massive salary.
When was the last time he set foot in a parish anywhere?

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Andrew Black isn’t even living in the Irish College but in the Canadian College. Nice work if you can get it.

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You all are so out of touch. I don’t know how it is in Ireland but in UK the police no longer have the time or resources to deal with drug users unless you are growing or dealing. The only time they do an individual for drug use is if they throw everything at you at once.
I also love the assumption that bishops would ‘deal with’ drug abusing priests. Yesterday we read about a bishop with multiple complaints of child abuse over decades who merely got a telling off.
You really are all in cloud cuckoo land.

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Pat, do you have any information about how the Diocese of Derry is currently doing under Bishop Donal McKeown? He made a big part of his Chrism Mass address focusing on the lack of priests and the coming of mass reductions in Derry, possibly starting this August with the upcoming clergy changes.
I was speaking with a priest who serves in one of the city parishes of Derry, who I have known for 13 years now, he is a trusted man, and he told me he is worried that parishioners will not know what hit them, as Bishop McKeown has a huge plan, to drastically cut back clergy numbers, merge more parishes and reduce mass times by 50%, especially in the main Derry City parishes from August 2019.
He said currently, Saint Eugene’s Cathedral has too many masses with too little priests. They just have two resident full time priests living in the cathedral house, and are assisted by three very old retired clergy and the bishop. Two vigil masses on a Saturday evening and five masses on a Sunday. He said he does not know how the cathedral has managed with that schedule up to this point.
He said there was an example of the lack of priests available last month, when a person died in the neighbouring Long Tower parish, and the one resident priest there was away on a hospital call, and no other priest was available, so the call had to be transferred to the cathedral, where both priests were also away on emergency calls, and the emergency had to be dealt with by a retired priest, in his mid 80s, as there was no other option.
Derry parishioners have been living with plenty of mass times, and they have been cushioned a bit from the fall in clergy numbers, but this priest has seen the plans for the diocese, and boy are they in for a shock.
Your thoughts?

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If they are so short of priests in the Derry dioceses. What’s stopping them taking the brothers warblers? After all it’s Derry they are from. Not D&C

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Statistics show that since Francis was elected in 2013 the number of converts in the USA has declined by 10 % each year. Signum Malum!

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If the numbers had grown, the Francis-worshippers would give the old fraud all the credit.

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I don’t like using expletives on a public blog but when I saw the picture of that twat in his flowery robes with twiddle dee and twiddle dum in similar panto dress alongside him, I thought what a load of fucking bollocks. No wonder public scorn of religion is so high when you have men, dressed like this, trying to tell you the ultimate meaning of life. I’d rather have a witch doctor with a bone through his nose. At least he’d look more appropriate and honest for the job.

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What will it take to have honesty in the Catholic Church? All those who said at their initial interview for the priesthood that they were heterosexuals but gay, begin their vocation with a lie! Perhaps the Pope wearing a jock strap on the balcony and singing ‘I am what I am’ is what it will take.

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The arguments of Trad vs liberal, have created a vacuum where vile Priests on both sides have flourished. We are a Church devided and the way things are going it will be pick your Schism. Looking at the articles about the Abbey and the hypocrisy of Cardinal O’Brien, suddenly excommunction becomes a shallow threat. I’m not paying another penny into the collection. Makes me feel sick.

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No matter what age you are it doesn’t excuse sexual assault on another person or persons. It’s a matter for civil law and the authorities. The law of the land applies even to those dressed up like a pantomime dame. You might wear a Mitre on your nut but the law still applies to you.

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Treanor isn’t that stupid. O’Hagan is his puppy dog and Fox is his enforcer. They allow him to sit back in his palace and fiddle whilst the diocese burns. He needs to be surrounded by his yes men. At best he would have the support of 50% of his priests. A truly shockingly lazy individual. He wants to mix with the great and the good. Diocesan matters are beneath him. He’s too busy looking over his manicured lawns whilst drinking his expensive wines that Glover has acquired for him (for carrying out blessings!). This diocese is a cesspit of everything that is unholy and un christian. They really do think that they are better than the rest of us . Until parishoners stop handing over money, nothing will change. It’s one scandal after another and they just do not care. Not one bit. Not one iota. They tax the parishes to supplement their lifestyle. They have a LOT to answer for. I’m no angel and have my own faults but at least I’m not trying to deceive anyone nor am I relying on handouts from poor parishoners for a living. The lifestyles of some priests in this diocese is truly shocking. Un believably so. Extravagance gone mad

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Noel Treanor has zero respect for or interest in communicating with ordinary people, he is well able to communicate in the influential circles that benefit him and his agenda.

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Kudos to Pope Francis today, but what about the Galway priest that got vilified and ostracised for reporting abuse and had to engage a civil and canon lawyer to defend himself from a former ‘Red’ and his housekeeper?

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I’m beginning to think that zDiarmuid Martin is compromised.
What other rational explanation is there for his stance on gay seminarians, deacons, priests and his secret appointments to parishes.
In my 46 years in the Church zi have NEVER heard of an archbishop renting an apartment for a seminarian.

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Get Colin Grant out of Aquinas Grammar School and into a parish. There are hundreds of schools in the Diocese with no priests on staff. What makes Aquinas so special?

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I think the best one I’ve heard is the pet name of the father handsome and very traditional and conservative Bishop of Shrewsbury, Mark Davies – a real looker. He is known as “Dark Mavis”.
He and Egan were appointed by the right wing Cardinal Marc Oulett at meetings of the Congregation for Bishops when Murphy O’Connor Was prevented from attending because of flight delays.
He was enraged. To this day he complains bitterly that these two right wingers were slipped in under his very nose.

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Davies, Egan and Abbot Brogan are all darlings of the Latin Mass Society. The overwhelming majority of LMS supporting clergy in England are self-hating homosexuals. The situation has been made worse by the creation of the ludicrous Ordinariate for ex-Anglicans. Among Anglican clergy a “Friend of Dorothy” is euphemistically referred to as a member of the “Walsingham Tendency”.

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Have you heard Davies say Mass in latin? Its bizarre he pronounces the words so slowly and incorrectly. He hasnt said the Old Mass for five years and he isnt traditional at all hes totally new Mass and St John Paul the Great, he just likes Hail Queen of Heaven thats all.Shrewsbury Diocese is in as much decline as anywhere else.

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At least there’s a lovely curate in Enniskillen now. we’re very lucky to have wee Fr. Raymond with us. He likes to dress up but he’s committed to the parish. God love him.

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The Belgians are going to have their hands full with all these Irish clerics finding their way over there. Silverstream exile Mark Kirby, Fr Ryan McAleer @ University of Leuven & now Noel Treanor. There will be some night at the GAA Xmas party this year in that region.

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It is indeed an honour to both His Excellency and to the Diocese of Down and Connor that such important work has been required of him. As he says in his message to us, Europe is at a critical point requiring great skills from those who work in political and other areans of importance. Noel Treanor has such skills in abundance and they are (if I might make a play onwords) critical. So be it – a fine nuncio.

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I would say Ryan McAleer will be hoping Noel Treanor gives him a job in Brussels. His Dungannon days are surely over. Despite what bloggers may read, he has consensual sex with Emlyn McGinn

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12:21 Good afternoon Rip Van Winkle!
It is now 9th January 2023. Never known to deprive themselves, there will be several clerical parties prior to XMAS 2024. On their return from the usual priest preferred winter hot spots there will be Valentines next month, Paddy’s Day week long shenanigans in March, even Bridgie having her own gig for the first time on 1st February. Roll on to academic summer break, thanks to homeless & climate crisis, the forests and woods will be a hive of extra curricular clerical activity during the seminarians annual Summer of Love orgies that has expanded in popularity from its spiritual home of origin in Maynooth. Watch out for a more detailed schedule as more details come in from disgruntled clerics not invited.

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Treanor has been missing for years so D&C will hardly know he’s gone. Left behind is a diocese in dis array. A diocese which was relieved of 4 million to fund Treanors lavish palace and his decadent lifestyle. O’hagan will be gutted in case he now has to do some work. These two clowns represent everything that is wrong with the RCC. Cover up merchants with no back bone who have allowed the diocese to crumble under their tenure whilst allowing their priests to do whatever they want and live whichever way they choose as long as the coffers keep getting filled. Lisbreen has simply become mafia headquarters for the diocese. Christ is nowhere to be seen in this

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This is typical of the Catholic Church. Any problem which they create, they simply wring their hands and say ‘No comment’. So not only is Treanor found wanting in terms of his pastoral skills he is also guilty of cowardice. If a sheep gets hurt , the shepherd tends to it . Treanor’ s idea of shepherding would appear to be – leave the sheep to suffer. This is beyond contempt. The more I hear of this individual the more saddened and angry I become. How could such a man become a bishop? But then again how could McCarrick become a cardinal? Treanor’s lack of compassion and respect for this woman is only prolonging and exacerbating her suffering. This has been the modus operandi for years. Create havoc and if you are found out keep schtum. Meanwhile Treanor will continue to live in his luxury pad uncaring that one of his sheep is in turmoil. take off your blinkers Treanor and open your heart . Ask yourself. What would Jesus do? He certainly would not take your course of action. He still lets Eugene O’Neill away murder in st pats, sheer ruined the place

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Any time I popped into Joe’s Oratory in Maynooth, Martin Drennan was sitting there, praying quietly. He must have spent a long time in there every day.

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Why would the Vatican curia sent BLING Bishop Treanor who is described as ‘cold fish’ to Brussels?
That doesn’t make sense to me. That would need a lot of experience in diplomatic language and a huge capacity for wines.
I was in Brussels once years ago visiting EU office for the Deaf which was close to eu main office. I was astonished at length and range of wine tables at various EU places.
BLING Bishop won’t be spending much in new home lavishly like he did in his diocese.
I saw that he’s to become an Archbishop – an ambassador role I think.

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Fr O’Neill is like Treanors sheriff of Nottingham. He has applied charges for everything, even putting up the price for lighting a candle!! This priest is destroying St Patrick’s. He is so aloof from the parishioners. Maybe because they don’t speak like him he thinks that they are beneath him. Sooner he is gone the better. He is not well liked at all which is probably a first for St Patrick’s whose parishioners usually embrace and cherish their priests. This man however is a bloody joke. He’s a Lisbreen man through and through. He’s not a priest either for nor if the people. Strikes me as a social climber who is very ambitious to attain higher office. Strangest priest I have ever come across in St Patrick’s. Doesn’t fit in at all

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Eugene O’Neill is a prize Prat and indeed has alienated many of St Pat’s parishioners.
Indeed, like the missing “Dean” of Belfast, he’s a walking clerical parody.
Nothing to do with his strange accent. His pastoral skills are ZERO.
He is very lazy and lives for his “away” time – away from the parish –
much like the disappeared “Dean” used to – who now has all the time away that he can handle – and then some!
O’Neill made the previous two curates’ lives miserable to the extent that they asked to be moved after just a year of his arrogant carry on.
It needs to be impressed upon Mr O’Neill that the day of clerical dictatorship is at an end.
I suspect this taking from the homeless may be more to do with
O’Neill than NT and O’Neill is engaging in his usual ass kissing. NT won’t like the bad publicity if this story is true.
If this story is true, the local papers will be reporting it and it will look very very bad indeed.

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Bishop Pat, who next for Down and Connor?
Michael Router? Does Joe McGuinness have a chance? Abbot Mark-Ephrem Nolan? Paddy McCAfferty? Someone from within D+C?
We would appreciate your insights +

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The homosexualization of the clergy and why it attracts so many child sexual predators is a sociological issue that has to be addressed.
One suspects that part of the frisson of the brotherhood are these two verities and rather like the fall of the Roman Civilisation are key contributioning factors to the fall of Roman Catholic civilisation.
The Vatican Diplomatic Corp is a notoriously gay institution – show me a Vatican or church diplomat and I’ll show you a gay man!!

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If the many anonymous commenters who express their annoyance, judgments and anger at the Church in thus blog and were genuinely concerned about “renewal”, why don’t they print their names, instead of hiding behind their laptops? Why don’t they join Pat to organise a nationwide Oratory? Or organise gatherings as Robert Nugent is doing in efforts to teenage people with their faith and sense of Christian community? Or these critics might join their local church community and work with the many worthwhile pastoral initiatives in parishes? Just a thought….

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Because they’re clerics trolling the blog to try to start a row.
If they were to put their real names their colleagues would certainly contact Pat with details of their sex life.

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12:40 Martin, the focus of this blog is exposing abuse, corruption and
criminality in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland and internationally. Robert Nugent was run off this blog by the clerical mafia when he naively thought he could sort out covered up scandals such as the suicide of a seminarian in Thurles. I’ll post my full name when you post yours.
You have no idea what posters do or don’t do in their parishes or if some posters are involved in ‘renewal’. Do you not think exposing abuse corruption and crime in the church will help facilitate ‘renewal’? Just a thought…

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Martin does not do personal or abusive attacks on individuals, The people who do should be named.
It is not decent to hide behind the mask of anonymity. Why should we believe gutless wonders who get their kicks out of stabbing people in the back?

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Gareth, (the bore) Byrne looks a certainty for a Dublin auxiliary – another ‘safe pair of hands’ who could bore the knickers off a nun, after that it’s anyones guess. There are a few with tongues hangin out : McDermott – keeper of the delapidated and almost defunct pro-cathedral, Roche, the squire of Wicklaw, O’Carroll Lord of Dublin 4, but with Farrell you’d never know who he could pull out of the hat. It won’t be any ravin liberal, that’s for sure. Sitting archbishops like lackeys not leaders.

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George Orwell “to see what is in front of one’s nose is a constant struggle”. Are you struggling +Treanor or do u see but don’t give a damn? I am sickened yet again but yet again not surprised at the antics and lack of leadership by Noel and all at his salubrious mansion. The man needs to throw the towel in and get a new job sitting behind a desk again in Europe but before he goes he needs to sack joe the darkness and Eugenica

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Very kind of you Bishop Pat to publish the senseless rantings of Fr John McCubbin who looks, frankly, madder than a bag of hungry cats. He’d put one right off their haggis so he would.

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He is no priest and does not deserve the title Fr.
His letter is mostly baloney. The letters after his name make no sense and needs clarity. At no point does he actually deny he is Jim S.
Apparently he is well known like Harry Windsor with the commonality of gasbags.

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Pat you will find that Bishop Noel follows the correct protocol set down by safeguarding guidelines and guidelines of the PSNI themselves when it comes to meeting victims of sex abuse. Why does the victims in question seek pastoral support from the many priests in the diocese. The men she is accusing of such abuse. I sense you are using this as a cynical ploy to beat Bishop Noel with.

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I did not mention Noel on today’s blog.

But I did deal with Ciaran Dallat”s victim.

Noel did meet her. She felt strongly that Noel was listening but not hearing.

And by his actions he clearly showed his sympathy was with Dallat.

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Aye +Pat, but that’s Treanor.
But there’s others with little sympathy for Dallat.
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Watching & waiting
Ready to pounce.
Give him sympathy.
Not an ounce.

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Life is not as clear cut as that. If you’re not careful with such silly advice as this you could get yourself lifted again.

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Pat your constant defence of your morals. Is like trying to raise the titanic. It won’t work. Your role is not appropriate. You are being allowed to dictate the running of your own parish. You may well be good intentioned but that’s not the point. You have no defined role within the church, is not on their payroll and should never be interfering with the running of any parish. Neither should you be visiting the sick. +Treanor buries his head in the sand. Seems to be a feeling that if he ignores things that they just go away. This isn’t so. The least +Treanor owes his flock is courtesy and respect . He demonstrates neither. Either he is incompetent or listens to bad advice from a Christian perspective. Career priests like O’Hagan and Fox need to be moved aside. What do they do to contribute to the spread of the gospel? Sweet fanny adams. These three individuals have a lot to answer for . Down and Connor has never in my lifetime been blessed with good pastoral leaders. It’s always been about protecting the church. They will do anything but the right thing in order to uphold their institution. It’s a pity they don’t uphold the word of God.

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I’ve noticed today that there have been some very defensive and aggressive comments, evidently from priests, who do not like the idea that the rest of us now see beyond what they want us to see, and clearly see and note the entitled comfort that they have become accustomed to and take as their right. They have been rumbled, and they do not like it. Hence the really quite defensive comments, telling us that we know nothing, and to mind our own business, and that we are fools who know nothing. Well, sorry to tell you, dear Fathers, that we know an awful lot, and we are no longer prepared to turn a blind eye, or to indulge you anymore. Which has always been at our expense, remember. + Pat may not be the paragon of virtue and wisdom that he might think he is, but he at least is transparent, and has taken a path where he provides for himself and supports his own ministry, I believe in quite a simple and unextravagent lifestyle. That’s got an integrity about it. Whereas the rest of you…..well, integrity is what you do not have.

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Our nation has been spared a tragedy of unthinkable proportions and millions of loyal subjects have been saved from inconsolable heartbreak.
One will be intoning a Te Deum later in St Patrick’s and leading a candlelight procession of the hungry homeless up the New Lodge in thanksgiving for our Sovereign Lady’s beloved husband’s safe delivery.
(Sure won’t the candles keep the homeless warm on this cold night? And wax, I’m told, isn’t too unpalatable when seasoned properly).
Laissez-les manger de la cire! Vivat Regina!

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Are the sacraments free? Perhaps someone could relay that to Eugenia O’Neill in st Patrick’s who charges £250 for people outside the parish to get wed yet he receives a salary/stipend from Down and connor diocese. Maybe someone could also tell +Treanor to get close to his flock. He’d quiver at the thought of mixing with the hoi polloi

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That should be “gents’ toilets”, Bp Pat.
However, with a hundred or so priests in D&C, it could be any one of them performing discreet acts of buggery in a toilet cubicle.

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I like neither the DUP nor their politics. But I believe that it is best for intelligent insightful individuals to avoid personalising opposition of opponents by caricatures or insulting language usage.
Such activity simply inflames aggression and lessens opportunity for meaningful dialogue.

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As a priest in Donegal I was quite surprised to hear that the good priests of Down and Connor recently awarded each and every one of themselves a €1,000 annual bonus in addition to their usual stipend. Maybe these clergy should do the right thing and put this back into their parishes or towards some worthy cause?

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So let me get this straight:
1. Fr Eugene O’Neill went out of his way to ensure that he was present in the British Embassy in Rome with Francis Campbell so that he could toast the queen! Francis Campbell was a contemporary of O’Neills in the wing in St Malachy’s college. Campbell eventually dropped out whilst O’Neill was forced to complete an extra year as his superiors doubted his calling !
2. Fr Eugene O’Neill apparently stated that there was little desire for a United Ireland. Was this because it would ingratiate him more with his friends in the British Embassy?
3. Fr Eugene O’Neill is appointed as administrator to St Patrick’s parish; a staunchly republican area that suffered greatly at the hands of British soldiers; their commander in chief being the very one Fr O’Neill went out of his way to toast
4: Fr Eugene O’Neill imposes a series of charges on his parishioners for services including the lighting of candles.
5: Fr Eugene O’Neill now seeks to impose charges on those providing for the homeless and needy
Does Fr O’Neill see himself as some sort of British landlord?
Is Fr O’Neill even a Christian?
Does Fr O’Neill care about his parishioners?
Is Fr O’Neill more concerned about his own status than he is about anyone else?
Does +Treanor condone O’Neills actions

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Off topic I know, but has anyone read Fr Paddy McCafferty’s Facebook info lately? He says some pretty strong things against Bishop Paddy Walsh and Gemma Loughran. Interesting stuff.

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Jesus is on the side of the underdog, the David or Danielles against the Goliaths (Church, State) and hears their cry of anguish and for justice – Jesus has a preferential love for all those the establishment despises – victims of child abuse, recovering drug addicts, alcoholics, the broken and broken-hearted and those on the very margins he will not despise!!

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No wonder the arrogant PP has a congregation of four. If he carries on with his bullying he will find himself alone in the church and no cash.

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This doesn’t surprise me considering the fact that the Catholic church are charging £3,000+ for a grave these days. Their robbery from the poor and humble has to stop. We are not on this earth to follow these robbers. They will meet their maker and will repent!!

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A travel gay review described the Boiler House as a “Nice cruising spot.” For example: “I have visited this sauna several times and found it very suited to my needs. I normally go weekends so there are usually a good few guys in with a good age range from the early 20’s up to pensioners (in slings). A lot of hot Asians go there I think and are very sexy, especially the shaved dads. The cafe part is fine, but the steam room can be a bit too cold at times.“

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Bishop Pat. I’m informed that you pray Holy Mass using the Roman Missal. Does this mean that you really are still Roman Catholic? Presuming you just miss the praying for the Pope bit out? If you are using this Missal, isn’t this double standards?

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I too find gay pubs off-putting. It’s all so superficial. Sex needs to come hand in hand with human intimacy

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I think you should try to pull at mass instead, 2:01. Just use the time otherwise wasted during the homily to get on Grindr.

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Fr Surlis is in an awful situation, he is trying to be very prudent with reforms however a Maynooth Staff Priest is implicated in all the sex scandals and with a certain seminarian in the Boiler hse Sauna. These are dangerous time for Surlis the network is trying to blackmail him and stop him removing a certain Armagh seminarian.

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Pat, have you absolute, provable evidence of the allegations you make? All information is prefaced by “I am told” or “I heard”.. Such activities are morally repugnant, especially by clergy. However, if a seminarian or a priest visits me on my day off and stays overnight, you are then interpreting such in a sinister way. Yes, it probably happens but you must be careful about your accusations. Your narrative taints all clergy, unfairly, maliciously and unjustly.

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Absolute nonsense. I know several social workers who have had shot guns om their faces. What do you say to those heroes?
Social workers are like the police. Damned if they do and damned if they don’t.
Bring on MMM
Get a grip

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8.58. I think MMM is wise not to get involved. This troll keeps harping on a hobby horse, but clearly has an absence of informed objective info………tho’ probably thinks they know the whole shebang!

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The House of Windsor is living on borrowed time – they won’t survive because the modern world will hold them to account – we are already seeing this with Andrew and Charles, William and Harry are at each other’s throats and v real possibility that Andrew could go to gaol.
Charles was flicking the bird with his Amy visitation – he never got over the murder of Mountbatten.
A United Ireland is a case of when not never – Brexit and geo politics more powerful than weapons and bombs.
Money talks – ideology only skin deep in comparison.

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I don’t think the vast majority of priests who break their vows of celibacy are addicted. Some at the far end of the spectrum maybe – those who are out day and night cruising lay-bys and woods and saunas and gay bars for casual sex – but the majority who take what they can on occasion or establish convenient sexual relationships are really only doing what they want to do knowing that they can get away with it. They compromise the vows that they have made so that they can make life more palatable. The problem is that this digs deeply in to their integrity, and undermines everything about them. How are we to listen to priests telling us about the gospel of truth and light when they themselves are messing about in the darkness ? For me this is not an issue about sexual morality. I could not care what a priest does with his bits and with whom. What I do worry about more is what he says or professes one moment, and what he does the next. If there is a mismatch then he is undermined and diminished in his credibility and integrity. Why should I listen to him ?

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Pat, if you practised a little humility and less self importance, while still offering criticisms, you’d be more likeable. You bring an unnecessary, toxic edge to your disdain for Catholic Priests. Incidentally, legitimate questions and criticism of your world view does not make you a victim..I also think you exaggerate about being a non person…some clerics respect you.

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‘legitimate questions and criticism of your world view does not make you a victim’
It does if you’re a Catholic™️.
Why would anyone want to be liked by, or accept criticism from, people who aren’t put off by their church’s atrocious record on abuse!

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I expect RC priests to realise that because they have publicly taken a promise or vow of celibacy, they must honour it. Not doing so is hypocrisy of the highest order. Episcopal leaders must have the courage and leadership to root them out.

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a promise of celibacy means only a promise not to marry. In any case a good lawyer could easily show that the promise is made under conditions that render it invalid.

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Finished reading the book named best Catholics in the world.
One interesting comment from East German woman who visited Ireland re RCC churches. It reminded her of Stasi when she was in East Germany when growing up etc.
East Germany and clerical Ireland were very different places in one sense, yet similar in another: both were conservative, conformist states sustained well past their best-before date by fear.
Other comments was Irish people may have replaced Sunday Mass with Sunday shopping.
Other comment from the book was Irish RCC is in a free fall or off the cliff. There is no going back unless reconciliation forum adopted from south Africa to heal our Irish psyche and wounds.

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The priesthood, ideally, shoukd be as diverse as the People of God.’
I don’t think the church wants the people of God to be diverse, apart from the things like race that you can’t change. Rather conformity and compliance has always been what is required.

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How many Priests publicly profess to be celibate. I don’t know any, but it is an assumption of most people that they are. Some are most certainly not celibate. How many people have gone up to their priest or any priest or releigious and ask them straight out “Are you Celibate?”

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‘Be on your guard, I know who you are!’
Who does this man think he is?!
It’s the people’s parish, not the priests!
And even if he does know, what was he going to do?! Nothing!

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So let’s get this clear: a priest makes an implied threat to parishioners because they went over his head to the bishop, and this is the parishioners’ fault because they are difficult?
That’s right up there in irresponsibility and dangerous stupidity, with saying clerical child sexual abuse happens because the victims tempt the priest and the bishops don’t know it’s illegal.

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Some seminarian needs to launch a formal complaint with the Gardai and in the context of a criminal and civil trial Fintan and many other Irish bishops need to be subpoenaed

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There are 2 parishes in coleraine . St johns & st malachys . St johns has only had 2 parish priests in 10 years . St malachys has had several administrators. Always found St johns pp to be decent man . The new pp fr farren was here before as a curate and was liked by everyone and is very welcome back

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A link of a priest caught having gay parties funded at the expense of his parishioners. In relation to your blog, perhaps this fella had way too much unaccountable authority?

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Threatening parishners is unacceptable. If they have issues they feel he has not resolved or not resolved satisfactorily, then the right protocol is to go to the bishop!

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I had one after abandoning the ministry for more than five years – entirely out of the blue. I wouldn’t participate in the process, but the bastards even emailed me at my place of work to accept papers. They were persistent.

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Enda McDonagh – an auld gas bag. His soporific ruminations in Loftus would have put you in a deeply comatose state.

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It amazes me that you suddenly get obsessed with certain people, issues or orders. Then you make it your goal to blog about that issue until you get some satisfactory result.
You won’t get anywhere with the Prior issue or the jesuits. They can withstand your mud throwing antics.

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Hi Pat.
The Jesuits are a society not a religious community. They make promises not vows.
I have visited +Peter’s apartment. He shares it with homeless addicts. It is not plush and has little to no comfort. When ‘off duty’ from the trust he spends his down time helping people off drugs. It’s a hard, thankless life but if can help a person he will.
I rather think your blog today is based on somebody trying to throw your blog off it’s credibility. It’s like the time you wrongly blogged about that muppet Tom Deenihan leaving the priesthood. If only he would.

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Here’s at least one problem, and it’s hinted at, but not acknowledged in a comment above, which says some Jesuits *choose* to live a similar lifestyle to the people they minister to.
These people don’t have a choice and thus these ministries remain paternalistic patronisation.

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Father Buckley, can I make a suggestion. I think you should offer day-retreats for individuals or groups in Larne. I would love to visit the oratory sometime and perhaps attendees could make a donation. I would say £50-£60 for the day, and maybe even include a light lunch and a nice cup of tea.

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Get back from your net curtains you nosey fool. Maybe someone should keep an eye on you but you sound a boring gossipy fart so probably not much worth reporting

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I have never been to Dublin, Bp Pat, but one reviewer describes: “the dunes at Dollymount beach is just about the best cruise spot around. Just walk down to the beach over the wooden bridge and head straight to the dunes. They are located just back from the beach and there are usually some guys hanging out looking for sex. Dogging is also popular.”

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At a time when there are 20,000 people on the NI homeless register, why do the Enniskillen Sisters of Mercy have several private houses, all expensive and in the nice parts of town so that nuns can live by themselves or in couples and the Convent has about 5 nuns living in it, with many empty rooms?

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5.03: None of your business. None. See what you can do for the himeless. Stop always blaming others. Be responsible yourself.

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If he knew Prior there were others… John Gallagher, ex-Derry now somewhere in the U. S.. another in Meath? Lardy guy. Ex-nurse. There has to be goss there. Saunas or the likes….

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Off topic I know, too good to not spread the good news, next to pin down Gracias.
INDIA
VATICAN SUSPENDS ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP WITH FIVE MISTRESSES
by Jules Gomes • ChurchMilitant.com • January 7, 2023
Church Militant exposed corrupt Roman Catholic prelate William of Mysure phone call with top Roman Catholic Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias
MYSORE, India (ChurchMilitant.com) – The Vatican has suspended an Indian Roman Catholic bishop accused of cohabiting with five (5) mistresses and fathering at least two children.
Roman Catholic Bishop Kannikadass A. William of Mysore, who has also been investigated;
for kidnapping,
embezzlement,
sodomy,
and the murder of four of his Roman Catholic priests,
has been asked by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization to take “a period of absence from the Roman Catholic ministry.”
Rome Appoints Administrator
A letter signed by Roman Catholic Archbishop Felix Machado, secretary general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, announced that Bernard Moras, Roman Catholic archbishop emeritus of Bangalore, would take over as apostolic administrator of the Mysore Roman Catholic diocese on Jan. 7, 2023, at 6 p.m.
The letter, obtained by Church Militant, explained that the administrator would have the powers of “sede plena et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis” (full seat and at the behest of the Holy See) for “the ordinary administration and pastoral care of that local Roman Catholic Church.”
Roman Catholic Clerics from the Mysore Roman Catholic diocese told Church Militant that Roman Catholic Archbishop Moras had left for Mysore and would be in the city on Saturday afternoon.
In WhatsApp groups, several Roman Catholic priests from the Roman Catholic diocese also highlighted the key role that Church Militant had played in exposing the rogue Roman Catholic bishop, despite both the Indian Roman Catholic media,
and secular media totally ignoring the story.
Truth Triumphs
Father Gnana Prakash, one of the 37 Roman Catholic priests who petitioned Pope Francis with evidence and photographs of;
William’s mistresses,
illegitimate children,
multiple bank accounts,
kidnapping,
assault,
and embezzlement,
said he was assured that “truth had triumphed.”
Prakash told Church Militant that he wished to thank;
the Holy Father,
Roman Catholic apostolic nuncio Leopoldo Girelli,
Indian Roman Catholic Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay (Why thank Gracias, he was complicit by trying to cover it all up?)
and the apostolic commission that investigated William “for strengthening the faith which was disturbed.”
When the Roman Catholic Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias goes on record to use the word ‘mischievously edited’ — he is inviting a libel action.GabTweet

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Pat, it is as plain as day from your blog that the entire Irish episcopal conference and the president and staff of (Gay)Maynooth are a complete and utter laughing stock. The fact that they do absolutely nothing to counteract this perception suggests they are in meltdown.

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+Pat, I have to admit disgust at the speculation you have permitted on this blog today. As a former seminarian who knew these people, I can say that these allegations are ludicrous and baseless. Allowing these young men, who are both getting on with their lives, to be named is nothing short of irresponsible.

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I was extremely concerned and upset at the allegations in yesterday’s blog, in particular the one about what supposedly happened in St Michan’s Church involving three cleric’s This has to be investigated to prove its veracity and if found to be true the Capuchin Order must act as must Farrell of Dublin. I hope it is not true, but fear I’m wrong.

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What’s the point of going to the Bishop? All he do is to cover it up and issue a code of OMERTA to his clergy with a veiled threat if he could or want to.
It would be better off go to the garda, more particularly garda ombudsman given that it was reported to the garda in the past.

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Bishop Tom Deenihan is more concerned with his own interior design addiction, appears completely unconcerned about victims of Dom Mark Kirby or the ongoing Silverstream saga, Bishops are business and property managers these days.

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Priests we knew about for sure. But nuns ?! Oh dear, the thought of nuns self-pleasuring to porn is just too much to bear this early in the morning !

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I have heard Latin Mass stories re monkstown from ex gay friend, who used to go there quite regularly during the early 90s. He ranted and raved re TLM which I rolled my eyes at that time.
Don’t know these people re you mentioned.
Ha ha re valium to watch TLM. Had valium once prior to surgery cos I was quite nervous. Its dangerously additive as I heard similar to lyrica pill.
Is any there any chance that mother Burke in all glory of his cappa magna dress, would turn up, if so I might take valium in jest🤭🤣🤣🤣.
I prefer low mass in Latin with minimum of 30 to 40 mins or less, 😜🤣.

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Safeguarding my ass. Further details on the Fr Arnie Rosney scandal have been sent to Bishop Pat. Killaloe is a disgrace. Watch this space.

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Matthew 5:20
‘For I tell you, if your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven’.
This verse carries more weight, in my RCC experience, today than ever. I’m a Christian before a Catholic. I don’t think the two are totally inextricable anymore. Let me say why:
– Jacuzzi priests
– Flash cars
– Parochial houses/mansions
– clerics a bit too keen to get into bedroom talk
– clerics a bit too keen to bed-hop
– money spent on getting folk away for a while
– questionable links to ‘professionals’ in the community

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The priest that did my fathers funeral in January 2020 tried it on with me and inappropriately touched me

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Eugene O’Hagan sings a hymn
Rory Sheehan hits the gym
Stephen McBrearty is far from slim
Aidan Brankin is so dim
Ciaran Dallat loves the females
Colm McBride loves his ales
Eugene O’Neill is a Brit
Conor McGrath is so fit
Colin crossey is so loud
While Anthony McHughs heads in the cloud

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Eugene OHagan expressed deep worry when he sees his name on your blog, but unless he has something to hide or something he does not want exposed why would he worry for?

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The power struggles in any church should not filter down to the parishioners, it is seriously unprofessional and the two priests need to catch a grip and sort out their differences. I have raised 4 daughters who are not as bitchy as theses two.

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You wouldn’t give the proverbial about how stupid they looked if you were disabled. Those scooters are meant to be functional and helpful (which they are), not pieces of abstract art.

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I know the official teaching of the church (much ignored) is that men with long term homosexual orientation should not be ordained priests. Is there an official teaching about vocations to religious life? Would such a man be able to become a vowed religious but not a priest?
I tried looking online but everything was about the priesthood.

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6.08: If a priest drives his car, he’s showing off: if he walks around, he’s a fool…you people are crap. This is silly comnentary by you.

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Pat I was speaking with Fr Ray Fulton on Sunday and he had not a good word to say about you. Have you and him had a run in?

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The RCC has gone too far into the abyss for any revival. Cathbots can deny it all they want, due to the fear that has been indoctrinated into them throughout the ages. The RCC will never bring salvation to anyone. It simply cannot. The church portrays itself as a pathway to Jesus but it is a pathway to hell on a handcart . Any church (and I suppose they all are) is riddled with hypocrisy. However the RCC has taken it to new depths. Christ has been replaced with the lure of money and power and debauchery and there is no sign that this will change even as the chickens are coming home to roost

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I just saw a young woman slap the legs of a toddler and had it squealing, I spoke with her and told her that was unacceptable and she got in my face and told me to mind my own business “you fucking paedophile”. Is there any other profession that takes this sort of abuse and name calling?

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Good for you, priest. I have no regard for your kind, but you showed concern, compassion, and balls in confronting that child abuser.
It’s a struggle for me, but here goes: Well done!

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The mother is probably finding it hard being a parent and her nerves on edge probably suffering a headache. If instead of giving out on her parenting you asked her in a gentle way how she was and if you could help her in any way you may have got a different response..

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Can I ask you something re info.
Ex gay friend was telling me that he and his gay friend from UK had sex with a priest in a sauna not far from where whitefriar Church was, back in early 1990s.
The problem was that i couldn’t find it that sauna unless he was telling me porkies. I found it very hard to believe it back in early 1990s cos we thought that most or all priests were holy as they wouldn’t do that kind of thing 🙈🤷‍♂️😉

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Was it Incognito? I know one priest died there. Other gave absolution. Handy.. Out in the Liffey very popular for Maynooth Seminarians in 90s. Near 66 route

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Why do the celibate priests put up with and do not call out their colleagues who they know are not celibate? Name and shame them FATHERS, arise from the kingdom and do your moral duty

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Kieran Conry lost his job for having girlfriends, several of them and often more than one at the same time. I suspect laypeople couldn’t give a stuff about it, except for the lack of transparency and the double standards It would have been his brother bishops – Nichols especially – who will have put in the knife and seen him off and out. Anything to protect themselves.

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He can’t wait to get to Brussels, he has publicly said he has never worked with animals until he became bishop of D&C

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If another parishioner complains about me to the Bishop I will hand my resignation in. Fed up listening to that smug git Eugene OHagan, thinks he knows all and best.

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Well maybe this exonerates Fr in our parish for questioning men during the sacrament of confession when they tell him about them masturbating. It’s to do with the cathecisms

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Pat, apart from a few good, intelligent and worthy comments, why do you allow a profusion of inane, silly and totally irrelevant one-liners that say nothing, are often imbecilic and poorly written. We haven’t a clue who they are responding to or what they’re attempting to say. You should censor such nonsense and only print cogently written comments and when you know who they are “suppose” to be responding to. Today is full of silly one-liners and badly expressed irrelevancies.

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+ Lugs Monohan must have plenty of spare time on his hands churning out a book on Benedict XVI his lide and works. Sounds very dreary.. he shoukd be minding the shop which is slowly disintegrating. Jerry Carey. Ger Fitzgerald. Tom O Gorman. Anthony Mc Mahon.. Michael Harding.. fergal o neill. Maurice harmon..Colm Hogan.. alot of good guys calling it a day.. alot of priests sick and struggling.. no amount of Keralese priests will reverse that trend.. so Lugs hides away in Westbourne writing books that are of very little interest to most

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Jerry Carey, Ger Fitzgerald and Tom O Gorman Fintan and Killaloe is better off without. Scandal and disgrace follows those three. The others left and got married with the exception of Anthony McMahon but were all great priests and a massive loss to the diocese and its parishes and all young men.

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I’ve never heard of a priest being referred to as a “parish chaplain”. What’s that all about? Michael Commane has been replaced as parish chaplain in Rathgar by Fr David Larkin, a Kiltegan who is one of that large band of Irish so-called missionaries who are working in Irish parishes.

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I used to live in Rathgar long ago when working in Dublin. At that time, Dublin was great place to work, boozing sessions, nightclubs, cheap flats.
I used to attend that church. I never liked one priest there as I didn’t know why, maybe instinct.

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All the posts posted by impersonator today, not me as I intend to stick with sabbatical until Easter or maybe longer. I read it but not posting it, that’s my style for now.
DG.
Its app

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Oh dear. Seems like someone is having a strop. I’ve been in the company of many priests after a funeral and they could drink me under the table. Pink gin being their order of the day

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Pat, when will you move past your disdain, contempt and vengeance towards Cardinal Daly? Tiresome after all these years to keep trampling on his grave and memory. I’m sure he’s smiling kindly on you…..he did go to your dads funeral

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Douglas Henshall says late pope Benedict protected paedophiles in savage attack
The Shetland actor caused in online stir when he criticised the late Pope’s ‘nice send-off’
Scottish Daily Express [Glasgow, Scotland]
By John Glover 9Jan 2023.
“Scottish actor Douglas Henshall has launched a savage attack on the late Pope Benedict, criticising his nice “send-off”, despite “protecting paedophiles”. The actor known for his role in Shetland tweeted his salvo on the former Pope after his funeral on Sunday as 50,000 paid their respects to the late leader of the Catholic church. Mr Henshall tweeted: “Why did the paedophile protecting pope get a nice send off. I really don’t get it.”
https://www.scottishdailyexpress.co.uk/tv/douglas-henshall-says-late-pope-28908331

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