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HEXHAM AND NEWCASTLE CONTINUED……

ROBERT BYRNE

CORRESPONDENT ONE

“I am from the Diocese of Hexham and Newcaste andI discovered your blog following the death of Fr Michael Mc Coy and like many in the Diocese I regularly follow your blog and admire your honesty and determination to keep the actions of the Church management out in the open.

With reference to Bishop Robert Bryne .

I wish to share an other example of his total hypocrisy and duplicity .his complete lack of empathy and his mismanagement of the Diocese

A priest reported to the safeguarding department that he had heard of a historic rape by a serving priest of HN. Angie Richardson immediately informed the Police and Bishop Robert but Bishop Robert did nothing to remove the priest.

After meetings, investigations , statements, etc, the victim has had no pastoral support or care. The victim never wanted all the investigations and refused to make a statement to the Police, not because it was a lie but because the pressure, publicity, and trauma involved was too much to cope with.

What did Bishop Robert do? Absolutely nothing. He removed Fr John Chlosey immediately, an allegation was reported ( he was later found not guilty in court) and he removed Fr Michael Mc Coy immediately, but he did not remove this priest in question.

Why? Who knows? Probably because this priest is known to be a violent man, a priest who does only what he wants and ignored previous Bishops, a priest who openly lives with his lady friend of over 30 yrs in the presbytery , and who it is known in the Diocese has a daughter and granddaughter by this lady. This priest is still in the parish even though he is now retired. He refused to move out of the house. The priest now in charge of the parish built a wall up to separate the church and house, and Bishop Robert knew all of this. The retired priest holds daily masses in the house for his faithful followers and takes a daily collection . Bishop Robert knows all of this but would not challenge him.

When the safeguarding officer suggested Bishop Robert should contact the victim his response was “Contact my office and make an appointment to see me”.

Unbelievable. No concern, no empathy, no servant of the people, just a man who thinks he is above all and everyone should jump to him.

Perhaps you could invite Archbishop Mc Mahon to re-examine all the cases under Roberts’ watch and take the measures he should have done. “

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The RC way of trying to silence dissenters or anyone having the temerity to disagree with the hierarchy no doubt.

I have been intrigued and shocked to read your blog about this individual. It seems we are probably looking at the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and the culture created is dangerous in the extreme. I know from experience the cloak of secrecy is also matched by a wall of silence and until I stumbled upon your blog, had no previous knowledge of the appalling goings on in Newcastle cathedral.

Byrne’s regime is gruesome, sinister, dangerous, and hopelessly outdated. There has been an outcry in my parish about the appointments he made, and it is patently obvious that all had to toe his line or suffer the consequences. Classic bully treatment. The laity has been treated as fools, and if what I read is true, places like Oscott are dens of iniquity frequented by many who should never have been allowed into the seminaries. In the same way as Byrne, given his pedigree, should never have been appointed Bishop of H & N Diocese.

My fervent wish is to see a clear out in our diocese, so any information you can give enabling us to achieve our objective will be appreciated.

The quickest way to empty the pews of already rapidly dwindling congregations is to continue with the regime ( of living in the past promoting Latin Masses), which Byrne created. Using a dead language that the vast majority of today’s youth do not know, let alone understand, will surely encourage them to attend Mass, engage with the Catholic church, or enthral them. Not!

Nutters, oddballs, and weirdos like Byrne and his acolytes need to be stopped. .

Good luck and best wishes.

PAT SAYS

It becomes clearer and clearer to me that many dioceses in England, Scotland, and Ireland are being very badly run by men who should NEVER have been made bishops.

DISASTERS IN ENGLAND

BYRNE Hexham and Newcastle.

EGAN Portsmouth.

COLLINS East Anglia.

DAVIS Shrewsbury.

OAKLEY Northampton

DISASTERS IN SCTOLAND

MR KEENAN Paisley.

TOAL Motherwell.

DISASTERS IN IRELAND

FARRELL Dublin.

MONAHAN Killaloe.

DEENIHAN X 2 Meath

MARTIN Armagh.

MC KEOWN Derry.

CULLINAN Waterford.

BROWNE Kerry

Many of these men have no real intelligence – even and especially those with academic qualifications.

Nor do they seem to have authentic spiritualities and prayer lives.

Nor a natural common sense.

They are simply “safe” company men devoid of original thoughts and full of a desire for advancement.

Nor do they have genuine moral compasses or a true sense or morality and justice.

“There is neither priest nor prophet to ply his trade in the land.”

207 replies on “HEXHAM AND NEWCASTLE CONTINUED……”

Pat, yoyou are not the template of prayer or spirituality or moral integrity. Far from it. Like most priests I’m sure you try to be a priest who believes deeply, prays frequently, is faithful to his work, struggles daily with doubts, sexuality, worries about the parish (which you don’t have), administration.. etc…We, as Diocesan priests develop our own prayer and spirituality and hopefully try to nourish our spiritual life as best we can. I think it’s very wrong of you to cast your biased judgment on others as you do all too frequently. Just as well you only have a tiny, tiny crowd to look after at the Oratory and no personnel or clergy to worry about. You’d never cope!! It’s sad that for you to feel relevant you have to crush everyone else. Authentic spirituality is a catch phrase which has become your cliches phrase. Following CHRIST and truly living his LIFE and VALUES is “authentic”, not the happy clappy nonsense and new age philosophy that passes for spirituality today and very much alive among some of your commenters.

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Pat cut too close to the bone with you, didn’t he? Hence the badly composed, petty, self-pitying, self-trumpeting, self-justifying whinge at 11.35.

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10.39: No sir: You are so, so wrong. Pat needs challenging. He far too frequently slays ithers to the ground in the beluef that his “way” is far better, far mire virtuous than those he dislikes. Nothing petty itself putting abiut my comment. You, like many others, believe no priest has a legitumate right of try to correct untruths. If you carefully and intelligently read the many responses by Pat himself you’d be more honest in applying your cynical judgment on him, not me. But then, you’re probably a total malcontent and unable to be rational.

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The priest is casting pearls before swine on this blog, especially the notorious abusive alcoholic, allegedly still banned but making abusive remarks, at 10:39am etc.

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11:35 So what has the systemic cover-up of CSA and the abuse of vulnerable adults got to do with following CHRIST and truly living his LIFE and VALUES? The credibility of the RCC with its claim of moral authority is ruined thanks to hierarchy and clergy.

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3:03 Heaven forfend that anyone should begrudge the holy priests their insignificant funny little ways like child rape.
/sarc

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God rest you Cardinal Pell, may you receive eternal peace and happiness for the injustice you suffered at the hands of those that need prayer and forgiveness!

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God rest him indeed, because the man showed no sign whatever that he had repented his terrible conduct.
What we don’t repent here, we will have to face in the hereafter…but as God sees it, not as we would on earth. This is the moment when many souls, unable to accept God’s mercy and forgiveness for the enormity of their sins, will cast themselves away from him for eternity, just as did Judas Iscariot.
It is not enough to be sorry for one’s sins (Judas was certainly remorseful): one must also accept God’s forgiveness, and forgive themselves. Better to repent while still alive.

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11.39: I join with you in prayer for Cardinal Pell. God be merciful to him. He was greatly wronged by a baying mob. Now he will face God’s love, mercy and forgiveness. May God bless all who feel aggrieved and unforgiving because Cardinal Pell was exonerated by the courts.

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Tell us you don’t believe the Catholic faith without telling us you don’t believe the Catholic faith, 12:26.
Can you manage to remember what the faith really says happens after death and what it’s proper for us to say about it?

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Pell’s “quashed” decision is based on the fact that the original evidence was not strong enough to be technically acceptable, it does not mean he was innocent, not at all! I hope the Father of the dead boy who Pell is alleged to have sexually abused, will continue in the court to establish if Pell was indeed guilty. He has got away very well, his legacy will always be tainted with this millstone around his neck, which he deserves if only for the abdominal way he manged Ballarat Roman Catholic dioceses and it’s sex abusing paedophile clergy priests and, religious order member.
It must never be forgotten.
According to findings released by Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in 2020, Pell knew of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy by the 1970s but did not take adequate action to address it.
He knew of child sex abuse both in Ballarat and Melbourne, he choose to protect the institution as per usual with Roman Catholic clergy, rather than it’s Roman Catholic children what an indictment. Good bloody riddance!

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Bugs Bunny Collins is wasting no time gathering a few cronies around him from the fens and other parts of flat boring East Anglia.

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Byrne was made a bishop because he understands the rules of the closet, can be relied onto cover up and is himself compromised – perfect bishop material.
Was Elsie involved in his appointment?
Whose responsible? It’s a myth that the pope appoints them – the terna is a fix, a hatchet job, he was promoted or kicked uo stairs for a reason.

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There’s no disaster in Derry – Donal McKeown is a great pastor. He’s incredibly well-liked and hugely caring. Ask any parishioner of the Cathedral parish and they will tell you as much.

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@2.18am Derry diocese is much larger than it’s cathedral parish dear. McKeown needs to address the problems in some of the parishes outside the city rather than continuing to turning a blind eye. He could make a good start with the scandal in the parish that’s not too far outside the city heading towards glenshane.

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Cardinal George Pell, whose conviction on child abuse charges shocked the Catholic Church before being quashed, has died at 81.

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George Cardinal Pell is dead at 81 years of age. This blog, and all who commented negatively about Cardinal Pell, should hang their miserable heads in utter and lasting shame.
Cardinal Pell will be canonised, mark my words.
The Church has lost a man of enormous piety, integrity and intellect. This man demolished the likes of Richard Dawkins in television debate. Dawkins was an intellectual minnow to Cardinal Pell’s trout.
Rest in eternal peace, Cardinal Pell.

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@9:14. The fact that you apparently believe “Pell demolished Dawkins in TV debate” goes to show a typical cathbot/RC clerical utter inability to make any sensible objective judgement.
Anyone who has not seen the debate on YouTube do look it up and make YOUR own mind up. Pell is embarrassingly inadequate,….but doesn’t even realise it! Nor does A9.14. Revealing.
MMM

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At 9.14, yes I saw that debate. I can’t agree with you that Pell demolished Prof Dawkins, that’s going a little too far. I think Dawkins got the upperhand, in the end.
I’ll concede this, though, Pell’s intellect was impressive, but he naturally lacked the breadth of biological and evolutionary knowledge of Dawkins.
I think Dawkins the better informed of the two, but Pell was definitely the more intellectual.

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@11:40. A fair comment.
Mind you there are several YouTube videos where Dawkins &Pell featured, in Oz and elsewhere.
You rightly point out Pell’s limited evolutionary knowledge, such as his claim we are descended from Neanderthals. Embarrassing!
MMM

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You are an anti-clerical bigot, 11.31.

Anyone without a jaundiced eye who watched that epic duel between Dawkins, champion of militant atheism, and Cardinal Pell, intellectual Colussus of the Catholic Church, could not fail to have been impressed by the cardinal’s adroit and agile performance. He sent Dawkins home with serious intellectual wounds.

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12:00
You’re defensively rash in making labeling judgements.
I made no reference whatsoever to what you call ‘that epic duel’.
Below are two extracts from the conclusion of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat:
“This case study exposed a catastrophic failure in the leadership of the Diocese and ultimately in the structure and culture of the Church over decades to effectively respond to the sexual abuse of children by its priests. That failure led to the suffering and often irreparable harm to children, their families and the wider community. That harm could have been avoided if the Church had acted in the interests of children rather than in its own interests.” “The result of these inexcusable failures was that more children were sexually abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese. “There was a catastrophic institutional failure which resulted in many children being sexually abused. We heard about the devastating, often lifelong, consequences in the lives of those children.”
“The report on Ballarat also described the impact it had on victims. One section outlines suicide and premature death caused from the abuse.
One victim said;
“Newspapers don’t report suicides, so the public doesn’t hear about the broken families and their shattered lives, about the unseen impact of institutional child sexual abuse. Children are left behind and they don’t understand why. It doesn’t end when the abuse ends”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_sexual_abuse_cases_in_Australia
Is being a loyal company man the main criterion for canonization-take off your rose-tinted glasses!

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The full unredacted Royal Commission report was released in 2020. Relevant extracts concerning Pell are reported in today’s Guardian online: easily found for anyone wishing to read the facts.
Those are: that Pell failed deplorably to take proper child protection actions and throughout, simply put clerical interests paramount.
So there it is: Pell was a typical RC hierarchical bastard primarily concerned with protecting his church, not children.
MMM

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Surely when Bobby was a bishop in Birmingham, they knew that he was useless and bumptious and possibly irresponsible and dangerous ? Any of the clergy would have been able to tell you that. Surely + Longley knew ? I just don’t get that he was even considered for the H&N post. It probably plays to the view that they are really scrapping the bottom of the barrel in getting people to take the mitre, and so you end up with people like Byrne. And Collins in East Anglia. Just saying, like….

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Mind your own business Pat. You interfering old queen. If Eamon Martin were to meet you – he would beat you – you would be black and blue. He is a great Bishop and most kind and protective.

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Eamonn Martin and his bereavement comment after the same sex marriage referendum “a defeat for humanity “

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Here we go again some ejit blaming empty Churches on the Latin Mass. Forgetting that we’ve had over fifty years of the vernacular foisted on us, the result EMPTY Churches and NO vocations. For hundreds of years we had packed Churches and many vocations, when the liturgy was in Latin.

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Patsy rightly has posted a list of hopeless Bishops, most of them being of the Novus Ordo brigade, ultra liberals and modernists, who we would be well rid of. It’s not long ago that Betty Turpin (Paisley) tried to take Patsy on using a lawyers letter. Patsy swiftly dealt with her, and we heard nothing more, strange that don’t you think?

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So many examples of such luxury to be seen in presbytries and bishop’s palaces all over Ireland. It truly is a scandal when the largest and most modern house in the area is that of the parish priest or the Bishop. What ever happened to the Diocesan cleric’s adherence to simplicity of life?

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The men in pointy hats, if they wish to adorn themselves in more purple it should be in the form of a blush because of their scandalous and self-indulgent opulence whilst most of the world is starving.

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How can so many bishops from humble backgrounds reconcile the notion of radical discipleship with living in luxury, when the theology of vocation counsels that they should sell all that they have, give the money to the poor and THEN follow Christ?

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“Enter through the narrow gate.(A) For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

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To the people from Ennis parishes.
Bishop Fintan Monahan has no previous records of anything that was mentioned on this blog so can anyone from Ennis group of parishes just shut the F up

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Are you joking?
Jerry Carey – car park incident in Galway
Geraldo Fitzgeraldamundo – at least 3 women on the go
More in Fintan’s line to deal with his troopers than be making videos

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There is an urgent need for the dioceses in Ireland to be amalgamated and because calibre of the people being appointed to the episcopate in Ireland is dreadful. Bishop Ray Browne in Kerry is nothing short of a disaster; Bishop Crean in Cloyne, formerly a priest of the Diocese of Kerry is not much better.

In Ireland there should be no more than five dioceses; reflecting the major population centres. I would support the retention of the Archdiocese of Dublin due to its size; I would have a Diocese of Leinster; a Diocese of Munster, a Diocese of Connaught; and a Diocese of Ulster that comprises the current six counties for legal reasons, with the current diocese of Raphoe being annexed to the Diocese of Connaught.

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Nothing worse than a bishop’s secretary on a power trip, despite the ability to throw a stone from one end of the diocese to another without taking a step.
But would Browne, Crean and Deenihan be willing to be auxiliary bishops following amalgamations?

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We could appoint several co-coadjutors (and several co-chief operatives) and (like on “The Voice”) see who blinks first. As a first step, obviously Plymouth and Hexham should be merged.

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And what would you do with Clogher, as it covers both sides of the border……Fermanagh, Donegal, Monaghan and Tyrone are all in Clogher. Work that one out.

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Questioning the possibility of reducing the number of dioceses is fair. The attacks and insults on bishops is disgusting. There are ways to criticise people constructively without belittling. Where is a leader with language of understanding, compassion, reconciliation, educational, integrity and inspiration?

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Bishop Ray Browne ordained Fr. Sean Jones having first asked him to swear an affidavit attesting he was not the individual in a photograph that appeared on this blog. One does not have to be a forensic analyst to discern that it was Jones in the photograph and that the contents of the sworn statement given by the then Deacon Jones were a tissue of lies.
Bishop Crean of Cloyne has repeatedly has refused to acknowledge that a sex act took place on an altar in his diocese. He has pursued a strategy of dissimulation suggesting that the images of the sex act were “photoshopped”. Those are two examples, I could give you a lot more. The public execration of the bishops in Ireland is justified.

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What happened to 70K in Waterford diocese? Was Fr. Richard treated justly and fairly or given the bullet because his bishop was embarrassed? There should have been an outcry from his colleagues as bishops cancelling priests is becoming fashionable bishopric behaviour.

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A reduction in the number of dioceses is not good for young go-getting pastoral priests whose gifts would be best used in the service of the Church by being made a bishop. Tim Bartlett, for example.

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9.49
Amy is kind and compassionate but would beat Pat black and blue – how does that work?
I could write a paper on the repressed anger of clerics – so many are pissed off angry and resentful – why?

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I want to see priests and bishops spat on in the streets, mocked and ridiculed not for their virtue like Blessed Dominic Barberie but for their crimes and corruption. Not living in opulent palaces and country piles but on council estates struggling to get by like the great unwashed. This would be so good

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@11.05am I hope you realise that encouraging someone to spitt on another person and wanting to see it is a criminal offence.

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11.05: You speak wuth the mind of a psychopathic delinquent. Were you in front of me, one chop and you’d be asking Bucks for anointing and prayers! You twisted dumbo. Satan incarnated. 👺👿👹☻👹👿..you’re in a very dark place.

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Byrne is toast – and deliciously toast if the police investigation has legs – McMahons will go nowhere – of course they know he’s a liability Oratorians are just that -Latin, Lace, Homosexuality and Hypocrisy.

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Does anyone know the current whereabouts of Fr Anthony Doe of Westminster please? I have heard some shocking stuff today and Fr Doe is hard to track down???

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@11.07am You mean Doe, late of Alice Hall? Good luck with your search, a very very strange individual. Let’s just say he felt very at home in Alice Hall.

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Joe McKeever was a spy for Cahal in Armagh at that time and was visting the students in the Seminaries to report back to the weasel at Ara Coeli.

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Willie Dohertys case and treatment by Daly was criminal. He wasn’t the only problem for Cahal at that time when he wore his slippers into Ara Coeli. His prority was to weed out anyone with any connection with Pat Buckley and Joe McVeigh, is that not petty?

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Willie Doherty was the author of his own misfortune – excess alcohol, regular nights out, such shocking behaviour in Rome that the Irish College refused to take him back for his diaconate year.
His case was more of a concern for Tom Fee who, on his way to the Lourdes Diocesan pilgrimage on which died, had to call into Maynooth to discuss Willie Doherty.
No-one covered themselves in glory with that individual but leave Cahal out of it.

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The Popper culture within Maynooth Seminary is shocking. Seniors seminarians forcing junior seminarians to try it and get them hooked on it.

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8:23 Clergy & their cohorts appear particularly susceptible to strange addictions not generally evident in the rest of the general population.

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I remember Willie Doherty, who had been taken in by Tom Fee. Unusually Willie had been at the Irish College Rome before coming to Maynooth. The transfers were always the other way, so they must have wanted him out of Rome. Willie, when drunk, used to go round Mary’s at night hammering doors to get in for a bit of company.
He ran off with a Derry priest. They had a bonfire in their garden on which they threw their ordination vestments.

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Every seminary I’ve been in has been sexually charged. Paul Prior, who later was senior dean of Maynooth, used to put on display on his duvet his extensive underwear collection. This would happen unannounced if you called to his room for tea. He expected you to comment.
Later there was an Armagh deacon who would knock on bedroom doors in Marys late at night seeking sex. A Cloyne sem beat him up over that.
Then I went to the Irish College.
There was a sem there who used to leave a crate of empty wine bottles outside his room.
I once stumbled upon a circle jerk in a bedroom in the Irish College and was even more surprised to see it involved straight porn.

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I remember Paul Prior’s keks. He had about fifty of them, all pastel coloured and he used to spread them out on his bed in first year in Long Corridor. Everybody was very repressed but it was enough to cause comment behind Paul’s back.

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Jesus’s was thought to be mad by ‘his family’ and his family accuse him of being ‘out of his mind’.

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In all moral matters great and small I always ask what would retired Bishop Joe Duffy do? Having established that I do the direct opposite.

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Well, what about Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton ? Everywhere he went he had affairs with women, sometimes several at the same time, and people knew, including other bishops and Cormac M-O’C of Westminster. Did they do anything ? No ! Until a lay person (husband of one of his lovers) caught him having a threesome with his wife and her friend.

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Kieran Conry used to bring whoever was his current lady friend to Rome when he visited the city. It was an open secret and he’d still be at the caper if the cuckolded husband had stayed quiet.

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Bishop Philip Boyce was a big fan of Das Werk when he was among us in Letterkenny before he headed off to Dromore. He had a little secret group of ladies to do his domestic work and to gossip about the clergy of the diocese. They were a strange group who liked dressing up in secret and inviting select prominent laity and clergy to their liturgies. Dr Boyce performed ordainations for them in Europe.

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Philip Boyce is very good at shutting people up, he deserves an award for it. Horrible man, here in Donegal he left us a terrible legacy of cleric abuse. The Vatican cares so much that they protect and promoted this man. Says it all really.
There was a lot of rumours he dressed up as women frequently with a fellow cleric

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@11.56am Yes Joyce’s inaction over the abused in Raphoe at the hands of Greene is still deplorable and his excuses made it even worse. The Vatican did appoint him to Dromore but that caused uproar I van remember even among a very few clergy. To be honest the thought of Boyce dressing up in a frock nearly made me boke. Then again, nothing surprises us up here.

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Remember KOB’s peepshow booth in St Mary’s, or the one at Farm Street, often frequented by the late Alec Guinness, with a handy six-inch diameter hole in the fretwork.

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Talking about Confession. I am a gay man and went to confession a few years ago in a down and Connor Parish. I was gob smacked when the Priest refused me absolution as I confessed to having it off with a another man. I only went there as I thought he was gay friendly as I had spotted him in a gay sauna several times. When I asked him about this he said that he did not dabble, he was there to try to understand homosexuality so he could be a better pastor to his people. Double standards.

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I was an invited guest to the Scots college in Salamanca years ago to attend the Deaconate ordination of my cousin. One of the students, now a high profile Priest in Glasgow, invited me to his room for a beer that I thought nothing of. Within seconds he had his todger out and was knocking one off, asking me for oral. Dirty bugger.

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Pat off hand Can you remember the number of how many priests you are aware have been cottage queens? I know of one prolific one

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Rory and McCambley sought adult men, not minors, as do the chaplains to the A1, the Giant’s Ring and the public loos of the coastal towns of Co. Londonderry.

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@12.06pm You haven’t a clue do you? Who in their right mind would cruise outdoors in the rain, wind and cold. Get realistic ffs, all that mud, sludge and dog crap to walk through. That’s not to mention the Polis who are watching these places regularly. Going home to the wife or gf with your shoes caked in mud – I right!!

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To be frank I think if a man has made a woman pregnant then he should man up and face that from here on his life will have to revolve around supporting his child. Especially if he belongs to a faith group which is big on the family, god help us. Apart from the more recent case of Ciaran Dallat, it will be a rare occurrence nowadays with mostly gay priests, although the support group says they’ve been inundated with calls from Scottish women claiming they were having relationships with priests. It must be historical relationships from way back.

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I want to hear more about Elsie’s caravan. Has anybody ever been invited for a campers’ picnic? Say what you like about Maurice, but he had style, and I doubt he’d have been seen dead in a caravan

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Oh it is all about and in the air. Catching some would say. North Down so nice at this time of year. Don’t worry about locking up your sons. Watch were your husband goes after mass or confession. Just sayin, like

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Joe McGuigan is working in Corpus Christi in an attempt to rehabilitate him back into the Diocese so he can cover when priests are off sick or on holiday. I am personally appalled.

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Is Noel Treanor mad? Rehabilitating a nymphomaniac by sending him to Paddy McCafferty? This will end in disaster……

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Not another one! Next we’ll have Neil D’argan back in Killaloe or Cabra, in the Boiler House by night and being Father Perfect to old dears by day.

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There is a good article in the Times about the Archdiocese of Glasgow. There income has gone from £26m in 2018 to £10m in 2021. They are advising parishioners to stop buying football tickets and get off Netflix.

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Bishop ‘Dick Emery’ oh, you are awful, but I do like you, Collins will invite the Cardiff Oratory to set up at the Our Lady and The English Martyrs in Cambridge and give them a trophy church. He is best mates with the provost of the Cardiff oratory in formation and took him to Rome to buy his tat from Gammarelli.

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@1.37pm Cormac’s man in Cardiff, O’Toole is being well set up for a Westminster move at some point with Cormac’t stamp all over it. O’Toole breathed a sigh of relief when Collins went to the opposite side of the country. It’s all a big jobs for the boys clique but a great opportunity too for a bishop to get rid of VG’s and auxiliaries. We had the super snob dickwomble Cocoa de Bournville Maurice in Brum to thank for giving us Hollis and Conry because he couldn’t wait to get rid. Elsie doesn’t tend to keep them long either as she doesn’t like anyone stealing her thunder that one.

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EXCLUSIVE: VATICAN MUST TREAT ABUSE VICTIMS BETTER, POPE’S LEAD INVESTIGATOR SAYS
(VATICAN CITY)
National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City MO]
January 11, 2023
By Joshua J. McElwee and Christopher White
“Pope Francis’ lead clergy abuse investigator has acknowledged survivors’ frustrations with the Vatican’s strict culture of secrecy about Catholic bishops accused of misconduct or cover-up. Victims who bring a claim forward have a right to know how it is handled, said Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna.” “Scicluna, who serves as an adjunct secretary for the Vatican’s powerful Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith and has investigated abuse claims across the world, said, “Most of the suffering I have seen is when victims are left in the dark without any follow-up of the disclosure they have given.”
https://www.ncronline.org/vatican/exclusive-vatican-must-treat-abuse-victims-better-popes-lead-investigator-says

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@1.45pm I would take what Scicluna says with a big pinch of salt. Overweight pompous Maltese twerp. When the BBC confronted him in a Rome street over Sean Brady’s cover up of abuse Scicluna just promised to talk with Brady. Fat lot of good that did. The Malteser is good at talking the talk over the years but it’s all shallow empty words.

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Timothy Gardner got a shockingly light sentence. After admitting to the charges, Gardner was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for two years at Southwark Crown Court today.

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If the RCC has to resort to resurrecting total creeps like Joe McGuigan to active ministry to keep the show on the road, then it demonstrates that it’s in the last through of death, desperately gasping as the inevitable approaches.
What I fail to understand is how McGuigan managed to go 20 years without being removed from the clerical state. English dioceses used Pope Benedict’s fast-track administrative procedure to get priests like McGuigan off their books. So, therefore, if any misconduct comes to light in those unsupervised 20 years in which he was still a priest, I am sure the church will have no problem digging deep to compensate potential victims.
The diocese needs to reconsider its approach immediately. I hope the press picks this up.l and they probably will. Why would Paddy even want him near his parish, he is very vocal about politics and homosexuality so surely he was against this?

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In any other walk of life apart from the RCC, if lay people claim insanity as the reason for their behaviour we are locked up, in the RCC you claim insanity and get as many chances as you want – this is scandalous to see him going about in Priest gear after the sordid parties he participated in.

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Where is Down and Connor seminarian Fr Gerry Murphy, a native of Downpatrick, seems to have disappeared completely.

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I went to a leather bar in London some years ago and I was shocked to see a D&C priest at an adult-baby club in a nappy. ABY was not a sex club, just adults wanting to be babies or daddy’s. Strange

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I wish D&C would hire private investigators because the many skeletons in the cupboard would come out to haunt Noel Squash Treanor.
I am not surprised to hear of the possible return of Joe McGuigan because Noel is the great protector of gay sexually active priests.
His motto is “don’t get caught” – well that luck will run out shortly.

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Bill Mulvihill continued to receive his monthly salary of £ 2,200 for some 24 months after resigning So does that mean Joe has been getting paid 20 years?

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@2.29pm Is that your wee fantasy fulfilled and over for today? Does sharing it on here get you off you pervert.

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Please leave Fintan out of the list, he is one of the good ones! The people of Clare love him, last week he went to visit an elderly lady at her home who was celebrating 100 years! He is a great pastoral man country stock. He told me he completed a two week course in the Vatican to get the red hat. I love his Instagram. He is looking for to Cashel next stop…

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2:36 I’d love to see Lugs do a jig with that red hat of his on Tik Tok! The CCP would go mad over it and Killaloe might even get some extra donations out of ‘em.

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Fintan will most likely get Cashel as O’Reilly will be retired on time. Charles Brown had O’Reilly lined up for Dublin or Prefect of the Dicastery for Consecrated Life. Jude Okolo didn’t think much of O’Reilly as he had seen him in action in Africa with the SMA. He will be retired at 75 and careerist Fintan will take over….

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2:39 greedy RCC management & company are only interested in rich people & not bothered where those riches originated either. Disgusting.

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The murder of a child is completely indefensible. The bigger question is who the NI authorities are protecting by obtaining a legal blackout on the murder of Noah Donohue? Is this drug story a decoy to divert from the truth to protect the Priest involved because he is a PSNI informant? Informant or not he should be brought to justice

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What does the priest inform the police on? The underworld drug in PSNI? He mustn’t be doing a good job!

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Give us your evidence on this blog. You have mentioned this before but the first time a priest has been mentioned. In fairness you have mentioned a diocese. That poor lad’s family must be distraught at the loss of Noah.
Are you a family member or just a gossip monger?

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Bishop Buckley how often do you celebrate mass in the oratory? Fr Crossey has now cut mass from 4 times a week to 3 times. I find this unacceptable.

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I am sick of this emergency phone. What part of emergency do these plebs not understand. No you can not arrange a baptism on the EMERGENCY phone, go to the parish office!! This vicariate has gone to the dogs.

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Pat did you ever get involved in a sexual deal while at Clonliffe? I didn’t myself but I do know of most priests signing up to things of the sort.

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I wish our parish would adapt the Latin mass as it would make it more interesting and fun. Especially with the priest we have at the helm, any day now I’m waiting on him falling asleep standing up

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Fermanagh born, belfast based Gary Donegan has a lot to answer for after his latest behaviour. Those in glass houses……

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Gary Donegan is paid by the Irish government to maintain a peace office in Belfast. Gary is all about peace building in Ardoyne. He is often travelling to peace conferences abroad talking about the peace process. Don’t upset Gary though because you will then upset the Shinners.

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You haven’t a clue about the work Fr Gary does. You should try doing some good in your life like him instead of talking shit on this blog.

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I also have heard rumours of Fr Fr Tony Corr from Lurgan and his alleged heart attack. He died young in his sleep recently. Amy conducted the funeral in Dromore diocese. Can of worms.

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Catholicism will rightly split down the middle Pat you are right, Conservative catholic’s and liberal ones. They will split as fast as Dallat did when he got that woman pregnant.

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I know how to get parishioners back to mass, hire Father Conor McGrath and they will come back in space loads; for the youngest and most attractive priest in NI also has the personality and charm

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What conor lacks is a personality. I have seen him in the changing rooms at the gym, and he’s also not that big

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You would think the RCC would be in favour of condoms, it would be one way they could cover up sexual abuse by washing away the DNA evidence

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Enniskillen parish was mentioned recently, especially the curate “Donnelly”, described as a ‘prissy madam’ and a ‘prissy mare’. If it weren’t for Fr. Donnelly the parish would close completely, he does all the work and carries the bulk of the work. He has some traits that annoy some people, but he’s a good guy and a hard worker.

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@3.57pm But he regards some fellow clergy as trailer trash and looks down his nose at them, especially if they don’t wear black clerical shirts. If he regards his fellow brothers in this way what must he think of the laity? Pompous pr**k.

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I am a nurse in the South Eastern Trust but I use to work in a private healthcare provider and we would have seen a lot of priests, married men, vicars etc attending for regular sti checks. So much for celibacy and commitment!

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Unsurprising that a vile man like Daly should choose the equally vile and egotistical Edward O’Donnell to liaise with this gentleman. The two of these “clerics” are a shinning example of how not to be a Christian. Both men were (in O’Donnells case still is) full of their own self importance.

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My God! Latest from Crux: Pope praises Cardinal Pell as a ‘faithful servant’ and for being a ‘coherent and committed witness’. 😱

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4.20: Pope Francis is absolutely correct. Pity about the haters and liars. They should seek God’s mercy.

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If he ever makes it to Heaven there’ll have to be a no-go space for Pell: among the cherubs! 🤣

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Noel Treanor is cunning. A vindictive man as well. Malice emanated from him. He was more about upholding the firm than he was anything else. The story from today’s blog is horrible. But sadly nothing shocks me anymore when it comes to the RCC. Abuse, slavery, financial corruption. Ties to the mafia and the illuminati. Murder even of their own to cover up their misdeeds. It’s all there. Truly a cesspit. Rehabilitates Joe weeks before he leaves for his successor to deal with, utter cowardice.

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4.28: The sheer ridiculousness and utterly useless nature of your comment is beyond fathoming. A comment from an empty brain, a trailer trash specimen.

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4:28 Me thinks someone touched on a nerve…Nothing new to report yet but those who are investigating know that Glenstal transferred a specific piece of personal data to Killaloe that Glenstal had no business sharing. No comment on Killaloe 😊.

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The job of a bishop is testing, very testing. 50K is a low salary for somebody undertaking the work required and accepting the responsibility placed upon one.

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Can anyone help? I have heard that the Scottish Bishops are discussing with the relevant Vatican Depts the possibility of reducing the number of Diocese in future years. Not sure if this means that the current 2 posts won’t be filled. Does anyone know anything? I presume if this is right, it will take years to work through the various Church processes. Maybe Mr McCubbin or some of the Scottish clergy can shed any light. Thanks everyone.

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The one you don’t deserve. Have you any dignity. You who take pleasure out of destruction and take no personal responsibility.

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8:00 Ouch! Have you forgotten to take your laxative today?! Allow me to paraphrase +Pat: Take your obtuse comment and stick it where the monkey stores his nuts 🥜🙈

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7.39…And street you didn’t deserve, Miss Madame! It’s that woman again…OMG.

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Authentic spirituality and orayer lives are very loaded terms as used by Pat today. I doubt he can cogently define these phrases. Everyone’s spirituality and orayer lufe is different. Pat has both dimensions. Do I agree with his definitions or his way if expressing bith? Not always. I am more impressed by men and women who truly absorb the gospel of Christ, those people who have a lovely serene spirit within them and who radiate their true inner goodness, those who embrace Jesus. I have encountered Bishops, priests, religious and hundreds of parishioners iver the years who, to me, lived truly Christ-like lives. Sometimes, as clerics, we assume we have it “right” when in fact we are trailing behind parishioners. Pat, like all clerics, knows we must make a daily decision to be “of Christ”. And what a challenge. I am loathed to ever infer that my faith life is better than any other person. It’s very arrogant to do so and to accuse chosen named bishops as not having an authentic spirituality or prayer life is a grotesque arrogance. We should each work on being better “Christ people” than forever finding faults in others. It’s the gospel truth!!

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7:27
‘…we must make a daily decision to be “of Christ”.’ Will you tell that to bishops who continue to cover-up abuse as well as priests who knowingly complicity remain silent concerning abuse. Covering up crime is a crime. Be better “Christ people,” instead of doing the work of the devil. Show compassion for those abused. The institutional Church cherry picked the gospel for generations to suit themselves, their status, reputations, and of course, for financial considerations. The resultant loss of credibility, moral authoritativeness and trust is a direct consequence. Hierarchs along with clerics need to take the entire gospel seriously without equivocations.

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‘I am loathed to ever infer that my faith life is better than any other person’
No you’re not. You’re on here doing it all the time. 😂

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9.44: Thanks for your noticing and affirmation! No doubt you’re a good person too! 😂😁😁😁🤣🤣..

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Hi Pat, are there any nice bishops in the UK or Ireland? Are any of them decent men who care about their parishioners? It seems to me, that when a catholic priest is promoted to become a bishop, he probably goes to the Vatican to have surgery to remove all decency, kindness, warmth and humanity, totally taken out of them by a selection of cardinals who perform the surgery before stitching them up and sending them back to their new dioceses.

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