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JOHN PAUL LYTTLE STRIKES AGAIN!!!

EGAN AT JPL’S ORDINATION

EMAIL TO BISHOP PHILIP EGAN, PORTSMOUTH.

Dear Philip,

Today, I received another complaint from a young man about the sexual behaviour of your priest, JOHN PAUL LYTTLE.

This young man went to the presbytery in Fareham, where you have placed John Paul.

He was given alcohol and cocaine in a room with a crucifix on the wall.

Later, John Paul attempted to sexually seduce him.

The young man, a heterosexual with a long-term girlfriend, refused the sexual advances and immediately left the presbytery.

He was very shocked and shaken and told John. Paul so by telephone.

As bishop, why are you tolerating these situations by which John Paul Lyttle is using church property to perpetrate the crimes of attempted sexual assault?

Surely this makes you an accomplice before, during, and after the act?

You are supplying him with the premises and an income with which to carry out these acts.

Surely this leaves you and the diocese open to litigation by his victims?

John Paul is drinking daily in pubs from 1.30 pm in the afternoon to late at night.

He is also taking Class A drugs like cocaine.

If he is an alcohol or drug addict he obviously needs a serious and immediate intervention and rehabilitation and treatment.

As his “Father in Christ,” this too is your urgent duty.

If these matters continue, it will lead to a tragedy or a fatality either for John Paul or someone in his company.

Can I beg you to act most swiftly on this matter and help John Paul and protect future victims.

+ Pat Buckley

The Oratory

BT401RQ

COPIED TO

Portsmouth Safeguarding

Canon Cooke PP Fareham.

CANON JOHN COOKE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FROM PORTSMOUTH SAFEGUARDING

Now that Egan. Safeguarding and Cooke PP are aware of everything their heads are on the block if somone is HURT or KILLED!!!

332 replies on “JOHN PAUL LYTTLE STRIKES AGAIN!!!”

I am stunned at what Phyliss thought of allowing him to stay in a presbytery. Is he saying Mass, or is he on administrative leave? Phyllis can only be compromised to allow this situation to continue. If he has been treated at St Luke’s, it’s apparent it failed. He needs to return to the lay
state and live his life as a gay man.

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What a mess indeed Patsy, if you know all his information about this degenerate his superiors must know even before your letter. He should have been dismissed long ago. The useless bishop should go as well or be ousted if he doesn’t.

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BISHOP’S FORMAL PASTORAL VISITATION * Please save the date – very important! *
On Sat 11th / Sun 12th February, Bishop Philip will visit our parish as part of the series of formal visitations to the different parishes in the Diocese.
What is a Pastoral Visit? According to Canon Law 396.1: pastoral visits are done so that the bishop will know the situation of the parish, its parish priest, those in ministry, the conditions of the temporal goods of the parish, which include financial goods and properties, and thus, he may give recommendations on how to serve the parish better in the future. Our Dean, Msgr. Cn Jeremey Garratt is visiting the parish and parish office ahead of time to prepare for and scrutinise the necessary documents for the pastoral visit and send a report of the parish to the bishop.
The bishop as well as celebrating our four Masses (and Confessions on Saturday) will formally meet with Cn John, meet with representatives of the Pastoral Council / Evangelisation Team and the different ministries and organizations of the parish, to discuss the different matters on situation of the parish and its governance.
Please can we encourage everybody to save this date to welcome Bishop Philip and take part in this event. The presence of a bishop is a blessing to the parish when he visits. Those who attend and participate in the liturgical celebrations during the visit may gain indulgences as well.

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‘Those who attend and participate in the liturgical celebrations during the visit may gain indulgences as well.’
Oh yippee! Catholics going to the fair and winning a goldfish!

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10:43 and then they have to buy all the crap to keep the goldfish alive! Goldfish are boring!

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Pat, isn’t it unbelievable that after all the Church has been through in the past 25 plus years re: sexual abuse crisis, that any Bishop would tolerate this deviant and potentially fatal behaviour of one of his priests? JPL has received so much publicity by now that one would expect him to be in rehabilitation of some kind by now. It’s indefensible that this priest is in parish ministry. I hope his Bishop intervenes immediately. Otherwise he is complicit in this priests errant and morally unacceptable behaviour. This priest needs in-hospital treatment and a long period of spiritual healing. I think mercy and kindness are essential in dealing with people who are acting crazily and dangerously but swift, tough decisions are imperative in this situation. Upfront, straight truth to JPL is needed urgently. He has proven his untrustworthiness as a priest. He is now a liability.

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I and others have repeatedly commented here that RCs have NO understanding of abuse or appreciation of the importance of safeguarding or the impact of their own actions failing to stop abuse.
This is therefore not surprising and stems from a worldview where only a cleric or a foetus are deemed worthy of respect or support.

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10:41 they understand perfectly well, it’s of zero concern to them, they have other priorities and agendas.

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Bishop Egan is anti-Irish just like the plastic paddy bishops in the UK. They resent being associated with Irish stock. Look at Cardiff for starters.. The second generation Irish so hate they have any Irish blood in the grand scheme of the UK Church.

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If true this would be a parallel to the internalized homophobia that makes gays become priests.
In reality the bishops’conference of England and Wales heavily reflects Irish ancestry and RCs in England are terminally asdociated with immigrants for historical reasons.

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Pat, there’s been very little about the Church in Ireland on your blog recently. As I imagine the majority of your following is from Ireland, it would be nice to see some more local postings. Blessings

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It is good to hear about “strange goings on” happening in our larger, richer, more powerful neighbour.

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Good that Word is getting out in U.K., including RCDHN. Even though more it doesn’t mean Eire doesn’t know. I think Ireland started a lot of research on csa many years ago – documentary shown in UK. Brave people.

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11:36 We are sending four British Army Challenger 2 main battle tanks to Ukraine immediately with eight more to follow. We hear that Your little country has given refugees all of your excess housing and hotel rooms. Well done.

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David, sorry if I wasn’t clearer. I was referring to Britain as “our larger, richer, more powerful neighbour”. The UK can be extremely proud of very many things, including its support for Ukraine. 🇬🇧🇺🇦

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Fareham is a crazy place to put him. It’s home to a huge Royal Navy training establishment – HMS Collingwood – and is full of seamen.

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Wow, if this is recent information about the activities and behaviour of JPL then it is serious stuff, and + Egan needs to address the situation, as does the Parish Priest Fr Cooke who is the responsible one on site. Surely, Fr Cooke must know about what JPL is up to, and should be communicating such to + Egan ? What is clear is that JPL is a liability, and needs a lot of help. Just leaving it to fate and fortune is, + Pat as you indicate, a danger and one day someone, even JPL himself, will come to harm. I hope they get the message and intervene, for JPL’s sake and for everybody else. The alarm bells are ringing. Well done, + Pat, on raising the matter. Now they cannot say that they did not know. Which is the usual excuse.

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I am surprised but not shocked. A sentiment Phil Egan will share. Egan was John Paul’s Spiritual Director when we were in the Seminary which means that Phil did not enter into this blindly – he knew! JP must have shared what seems to be deep and seriously concerning issues with him. Why would +Egan go on to train him??? That’s the REAL shocking part.

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That sounds a bit like if the universities were using sex offenders to counsel student Social Workers while teaching Safeguarding.
‘Spiritual Directors’ : which ‘spirit’ pray?

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Why does the Safeguarding Officer state that any further action will be confidential. Attempted sexual assault committed by anyone is an extremely serious matter of public interest as awareness empowers other potential victims to make informed decisions to steer clear of potentially dangerous individuals and specifically in this case to steer well clear of a clergyman who will inevitably be protected by his Roman Catholic management teams. No doubt the church is exempt from Freedom of Information legislation? Time to lobby Parliament for an urgent change to this legal loophole that enables the kiddy and money fiddlers to carry on regardless.

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Please, please, please get your terminolgy right. It is so important – language – often I know we don’t mean to minimise but, at times, its discriminatory and minimalises the enormity of sexual crimes and ‘sins’ including those perpetrated by ordained Catholics & other ‘Orders’.
The people raped and sexually assaulted are children, not ‘kiddies’ and there are also vulnerable adults. There’s no such ‘thing’ as ‘kiddy fiddling’, no such thing as child ‘pornography’. Porn is indulged in by CONSENTING adults – but we know other issues cause, mostly women, sisters in Christ to be involved.
No child, anywhere is consenting to rape, grooming, sexual or physical ( sexual includes all other abuses – psychological, emotional, physical) abuse. Our abused people are CHILDREN, BABIES and Young Teenagers / adolescent people. They are also Survivors – not ‘victims’ – unless personally THEY choose that term. Try reading Serious Case Reviews and watch You Tube – 25 investigations by iicsa.gov.uk on CSA.

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2.18
You need to relax.
No one, absolutely no one, minimises the horror of child sexual abuse by using the colloquial pejoratives ‘kiddy fiddling’ and ‘kiddy fiddler’ For very, very many more than you, they are soundbites that perfectly express both this horror AND the utter disdain and disgust in which abusers are held.
If you don’t like the expressions, then don’t use them. But don’t tell me which expressions I may or my not use.

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Fr John Paul is not a happy priest. He needs help and urgent removal from his role in the interests of public safety and well being. That is the responsibility of his Bishop to urgently implement. He is drinking publicly in the bars every day, money is clearly no object plus money to shove cocaine up his nose in the middle of the worst cost of living crisis to emerge in decades.

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If any future action is confidential how is that honest , open , and transparent ? Should not the victim be informed about the outcome ?
Does this not leave room for Phyliss to do sweet FA , or cover things up ?

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“Nothing can disguise the fact that you, as someone who professed to be a man of God and who should have been setting an example to others of how to behave, let yourself down, let your ministry down and betrayed the trust of all those to whom you should have been providing leadership and guidance.

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I suppose it was only a question of time before big +Phylis received another letter from you, Bp Pat, about something or other, but I am surprised it is about JPL and another young man again.

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What is it about JPL that he has all these people like Egan and Cooke looking out for him and ensuring that he is a kept man and does not have to do what everybody else in the world has to do, namely look after himself and earn his own living ? I think I know the answer !

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BISHOP’S FORMAL PASTORAL VISITATION TO FAREHAM * Please save the date – very important! * On Sat 11th / Sun 12th February, Bishop Philip will visit our parish as part of the series of formal visitations to the different parishes in the Diocese.What is a Pastoral Visit? According to Canon Law 396.1: pastoral visits are done so that the bishop will know the situation of the parish, its parish priest, those in ministry, the conditions of the temporal goods of the parish, which include financial goods and properties, and thus, he may give recommendations on how to serve the parish better in the future. Our Dean, Msgr. Cn Jeremey Garratt is visiting the parish and parish office ahead of time to prepare for and scrutinise the necessary documents for the pastoral visit and send a report of the parish to the bishop.The bishop as well as celebrating our four Masses (and Confessions on Saturday) will formally meet with Cn John, meet with representatives of the Pastoral Council / Evangelisation Team and the different ministries and organizations of the parish, to discuss the different matters on situation of the parish and its governance. Please can we encourage everybody to save this date to welcome Bishop Philip and take part in this event. The presence of a bishop is a blessing to the parish when he visits. Those who attend and participate in the liturgical celebrations during the visit may gain indulgences as well.
I WONDER WILL JPL BE GOT OUT OF THE WAY FOR THE DURATION OF THE VISIT ?! Or maybe there will be conversations going on about him. What to do with a little problem like JPL ?

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9:30 Visitation my a***!!
Fat lot of good visitation Abbot Brendan Coffey & Bishop Monahan & Company did re Abbot Richard “Rawhide” Purcell being one example of many that come to mind.

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Roman Catholic Church is riddled with abusive Fr John Paul’s who are being consistently protected by their lay and ordained management. Perverting the course of justice in their own interests is the name of their game. Same old, same old.

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Bishops couldn’t give a toss what their priests or laity do to anyone, Bishops are money men, the Roman Catholic Church is a business focussed on stockpiling assets.

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It’s interesting that Bishop Philip is scheduled to make an Official Formal Visitation to the parish on 11 & 12 Feb. This will be preceded by a visit from the Area Dean, who will inspect documents and send a report to the bishop. I wonder if JP will be part of the welcoming party.

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Leave Noel alone, he obviously slighted you Fr but he is off to Brussels soon. Who will you moan about then?? Grow a pair and tell him to his face before he jets off.

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11:30 Belgium is the next playground for the Irish clergy, involved with local GAA and everything out there. Mighty craic for them. It might piss off the begrudgers but they’ll just have to get used to it.

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The very Reverend John Tohill, past Bishop of Down and Connor would be turning in his grave at Noel Treanors behaviour and attitude.

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Patricia and her Latin Mass brigade will be over the moon.
If the Church did not have to pay the lottery back it could be closed.
There is no scandel Mgr Conroy is doing the correct thing like his old mate from the Cathedral and leaving.
Another parish bolted on rather than changes.
Jardine you missed this one as Patricia CTS hinted about it the other night and I said it was not true.
However it is public knowledge now. and the housekeeper has gone as well.

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Little John is in the light again. What’s the problem here is it JP s alleged goings on, the Priesthood, both or something far deeper? In the new year will the hens cackle or put on the new doc martens and the alleged real versions of the fictitious bishop Brennan from craggy island a kick in thrash.

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Is JPL still a Power Bottom ? Maybe he and Rawhide Purcell would make a good match ? Set up a Boilerhouse Monastery ? Why not ? As long as they were open and honest about what they were up to. Their problem is that what they get up to is largely in the shadows and contrary to what they publicly profess. That is the problem. Lack of transparency and honesty. Consequent lack of integrity and trust. Not whether they are a PB or a Rawhide.

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10:27 they won’t leave the RCC because the sheep pay for their frolics. It’s a free ride all round if they stay within the cabal.

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10:51 There ain’t no such thing as a free ride, everything washes in with the tide at some point.

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There is a warped sexual triangle iwith a few Portsmouth clerics in the diocese and beyond it, it is sinister. You have touched on names tentatively over this past week but tou are still far from the complete picture.

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A thing that has been wrong for a long time was to tell a man that he is a “priest” (of a specific priesthood) “forever” because that is never going to be within the meaning of Holy Scripture. When any alter JP isn’t in such priesthood, he needn’t be listed as one: simple. “Reduced” might mean “led back”, but it doesn’t have to mean smaller. If he has done his best in the role for a short time, fine. If someone else does their best in the role a longer time, fine. The RCC needs to discover the principle of principle

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If he is long gone, then + Egan and the Diocese of Portsmouth need to say so clearly, so that everybody knows the truth. All this letting people just slide in to the shadows and half-disappearing is nonsense. In any other way of life or business or work, people know who is in, who is not in, who has joined, who has left. Transparency. Something that the Roman Catholic Church just cannot bring itself to embrace.

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In my company there are people on long-term sick, or career breaks or on gardening leave while they await new assignments. There are no public announcements about these private, personnel matters.

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11:42 the public do not pay the wages of personnel in private companies nor do private companies send out unsolicited donation requests.

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Lol, the wages are paid by the customers of companies, and companies solicit money constantly. It’s called advertising and offering a service, which people pay for or not, as the case may be. This seems to be news to you. Do you work in the parasitic, non-productive, public sector?

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1:59 I’m a policewoman, widow of a policeman killed in the line of duty and my new wife is a nurse. My 2 daughters are teachers and my son is studying medicine. My father is a retired detective and my brother is a paramedic with the ambulance service. My mother was a magistrate.

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Moneypenny @2.55pm.
You say you are a policewoman who was married to a man but are now “married” to a woman? As if.

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Police officers get suspended all the time and we don’t hear about it, even though we are forced to pay for them via income tax and council tax. The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has said that he has many officers who are a danger to the public and against whom multiple complaints have been made but he cannot get rid of them, such are the Byzantine rules under which constables can be dismissed. Yet their names are not made public. No transparency there.

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4:20 Why not, the priests on here are swingers and what not. Mrs Browns real life sister switched over to a female partner in later life. your problem with Moneypenny reflects your issue with gay people who are not priests because you are repressed yourself, Father? Money penny is living her best life, the truth will set you free.

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10:28 it’s not simply “nonsense”, it’s intentional endangerment. The usual modus operandi of the RCC.

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My friend Pat, it is absolutely disgusting what happened on that altar. It should be taken down and burnt like the one in America. I cannot believe that the bishops of Ireland have not done this. What are they thinking? But like you, I also feel very uneasy indeed when God is insulted. The trouble is Pat, we have been betrayed by Christ betrayers. It is their fault that we are now made to be seen as a big bunch of eejits. Sorry for the lightheartedness. But, am I wrong?

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Oh get over it fuck sake – the man has died and was unwell at the time while the now ‘deacon’ administers to the sick – which is what he is also

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I think the Archbishop of Armagh and any other Roman Catholic bishops or clergy need to understand that these days we are all very disinclined to take lectures on pretty much anything, especially moral issues, from them given their close proximity to the grave evil that has been committed by their clerical colleagues, as well as their implicit connection to these crimes by their silence, tacit approval and coverup. Those days of us listening to you, Your Eminence, have long since gone. You probably do more harm to your cause by trying to lecture us, so I suggest you shut up and go away quietly and say prayers of penance for what has been done by your brother priests and bishops. After a period of prayer and penance you might warrant our forgiveness and we might take an interest in what you say.

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We have a priest in our parish in W&L who belongs to Meath diocese. Apparently it was agreed between Bishop Tom and Bishop Phonsie that he would relocate to W&L for 3Years. No reason was given by him except that he felt like a change of diocese. I thought it strange as they are supposed to be very short of priests in Meath and there was no shortage in our parish as we already had two priests and two retired helping out.

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Pat I am glad you are covering the blueshirts. You are well up on your history. It’s part of the Irish hirearchial history
they want to erase

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@ 10:36M
I hope if you’re covering the Blueshirts you are fair, remember they were supporting The Faith. Nowadays people forget that ‘The International Brigade’ were a bunch of socialists and communists who murdered thousands of clergy and religious and desecrated Churches all over Spain.

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I suspect David Vard will have a spectacular fall from grace. He is setting it up for himself.
We remember him in Maynooth waving his wand about. Nice, sincere but repressed. God Bless.

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Reporting abusive RC members to bishops and popes is a waste of time. History shows us repeatedly that church management consistently put the interests of the RCC first, every time. Safeguarding Officer won’t risk her fancy salary & perks by going against the grain. This is a police matter and even then the Romanist Mafia will be busy exerting it’s influence in high places where this is still possible.

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Pat be careful. The Westminster ex Anglican brigade met yesterday for a bitch fest about you in Old Compton Street. It’s the usual haunt for them even after the Chrism Mass., much gin was consumed. You criticised one of their Sisters on your blog a few days ago and Elsie gave them short shrift- they are seething with you Pat and are a full of revenge. No need to worry though because the worst they could do is pull your hair out.

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The worst decision Ratzinger ever made was allowing them ex Anglican lot in and the joke that they call the ‘Ordinariate’ in England & Wales. Newton turns up to the opening of an envelope in a Mitre. One former Archbishop of Canterbury once said in private that the CofE were glad to get shot of them.

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To me JPL is a typical gay person who is blessed with a kind people caring and sensitive personality which is so typical of gay people and why i believe they make wonderful priests nurses and social care workers. Sexual relationships should be treated with honesty and david says he tries his best to stay celibate so does that mean he broke the seal of celibacy and if he did its a pity he could not discuss. All this going on in the back ground its like an omerta. Robert nugent cannot find out what happened to the young seminarian in thurles because of threats to the family. Why a good journalist wonnt write a good piece about all this is confusing me.

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What is the official Rcc teaching on sex outside marriage? Are sexual fantasies no longer considered impure? Is boiler house bonking not sinful?

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Conor McGrath was very young in Maynooth, he was very quiet and almost afraid of his own shadow. I’ve always thought a wonder that he was never dragged into the “strange goings on” at the time; he certainly seemed the type who could have easily been manipulated by others.

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I think it’s rather embarrassing, for any man, that has chosen to be a priest – or is one. As a lay man – we all sit back and laugh at your ridiculous choice of chastity – and even more so, your sad attempts to actually be celibate. 2023, one of life’s ‘free’ and ‘simple’ pleasures, and you lot are abiding by rules that were not even set by JC himself. You, Priest lot, I wouldn’t be so confident and proud of your celibacy, for the world and her people laugh at you.

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JPL was pretty hot a few years ago, and sexually alluring, so it is no surprise that the atmosphere of homoeroticism which surrounds him attracts the likes of repressed and closeted homosexuals, people like Egan himself. They love the whiff of that power bottom allure. There are pretty basic and animal energies and forces at play in the relationships that JPL has with those who are his superiors. They may frame their attention given to JPL as ‘pastoral’, but there are other things at play, clearly, in these relationships. Egan needs to wake up, and recognise that JPL is a lost cause and is never going to be a faithful priest, and that the time has come to cut him loose and let him get on with his life. Actually, this could be a kindness to JPL, who could then move on with his life and live it as he wishes to, as a very sexually active PB gay man. I have no doubt that he will be happier doing that. If the present situation is allowed to continue, it will be damaging for JPL, and it will be explosively catastrophic for Egan, Portsmouth and the Church.

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@10.53am Of course it’s not love because it’s just sex, the thrill, living on the edge. I didn’t qualify as a psychologist to work that one out.

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10:53 not at all interested until alerted & provided with evidence on what they were doing & as to WHY they were so extremely “interested” in private business that on the face of it should be nothing to do with them.

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Priesthood attracts closeted gay men who feel they will be inadequate in bed. Nursing does not attract caring people now but people who see it as an opportunity to leave the country and are not smart enough to be a Doctor.
Teachers are bullies who have never grew up. Social workers – wow – NEVER let them in your house or you won’t get them out! Pat do you agree?

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A bit of hyperbole, though spot on about social workers. We see plenty of their toxic attitudes and behaviours here, led by their superannuated ringleader.

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Comment at 2.04pm. You seem to support the contention that you cannot get social workers out of your house by saying ‘spot on’. So what proportion of social workers can you ‘not get out of your house’?

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Rishi Sunak nearly slipped as he was climbing on board a ship. The photographers all had there lenses at the ready! Dr. Leo was on duty during Covid. Covid is still on going of course. Secular Ireland are no longer wearing masks in the shops. Pride comes before a fall.

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I’m sure having £3bn plus being PM of India, sorry I mean GB, would have saved him from death

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Bishop Egan should be called to account for this situation. I suspect that he is not capable of making considered decisions, being more concerned with the absolutes that frame his theology and administration. Portsmouth, which had a good Bishop in Hollis, is now a place in which few priests would want to serve.

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How many people (younger people) who get married in the RC church are in any way active in the church or regularly go to mass?????

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Pat, do you not see the hypocrisy and contradiction of your comments? If any priest or Bishop publicly denied a lapsed Catholic the grace of the sacrament you’d be inviting the same lapsed Catholic to the Oratory to offer the sacraments. You’d massacre priests and bishops with condemnation. Seriously, isn’t this your ministry – to catch the lapsed and disaffected? Be honest about your response. Parents request Baptism and the sacraments for their children. Isnt that very worthwhile and commendable? We use our preparation meetings to engage with parents. We should never underestimate the opportunity of cathechising at such moments. We are living in very changed and changing times and we do need to be very caring, sensitive, affirming and encouraging when parents come and request the sacraments. I think it’s wrong to make a judgment about the “faith” of parents who ask for the sacraments. Your cynicism re: money is very telling, more about you than anyone else. Haven’t you been known for traipsing the countryside carrying out all kinds of Roman Catholic Rituals – for a good price too!! Now Pat… pot, kettle, black…

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Wow! Cookie has aged! He must have stopped dying his hair. I was in seminary with him during his second shot at formation at Womersh. He loves himself. I mean REALLY loves himself. He’s a shocker. Is he still knocking around with that lady friend? I see he’s down as the vocations promoter? Is that wise? Someone like Cooke shouldn’t be held up as any kind of example. But I suppose if he’s willing to turn a blind eye, EGAN will see his value!

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A mortal sin is not missing mass on a Sunday, nor eating meat on a Friday, but the WILFUL and INTENTIONAL breaking the laws of the Church with full knowledge and intent. Rev. Buckley, you know this but use this Blog to spread false knowledge.

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Ex-Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton is another suspect. Apart from the string of Mrs Conrys which lead to his resignation, one commentator noted his very casual celebration of Mass, elevating the Host with one hand.
But we proles are totally stuffed in these matters. Who is going to quiz his PP or Bishop about the state of his faith?

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Marriages and funerals should only be held for people who actually attend mass and are active Catholics. Baptisms should only be for children whose parents are married and active Catholics. When you ask a mother why they are getting their 5th child by a 5th different man out of wedlock baptised, “Cus everyone does it” “for a party”. This is not acceptable. Priests get a lot of stick on this blog, but it is the laymen who are the biggest hypocrites in society.

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I don’t see why there shouldn’t be a charge for the sacraments, after all there is already a charge for a Mass, euphemistically called an offering.

Just think, there could be a sliding scale of charges: say, 200 quid for a baptism, all the way up to 1000 for first communicants, and then a charge thereafter, say 20 quid each time someone gets communion.

These charges would keep the insincere away.

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Newry Cathedral has just introduced a tariff of charges. The “Church of England” has a fixed charge for baptisms, funerals and weddings, though their attendances are so low you’d be expecting them to pay people to take part 🤣.

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You know what? I think there should be a penitential charge for sins in the confessional. No, hear me out. People would make the payments as a penance, and it would stop them sinning as often in the future.
I think it’s a good idea. For example, a quid for a fib, and for the whoppers, like playing with yourself, a tenner.

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11:15 priests only do it for the money, showing once again their own lack of self respect and integrity. Who’d want their child baptised by a kiddy fiddler or a priest who paid to have his own child aborted anyway.

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@11.15am What about conducting a pauper’s funeral? A contract funeral in local government slang. Who questions their faith. If you have any experience of just one of these funerals then you would realise how petty you sound. I hope you don’t die alone or have nobody at your funeral.

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Everyday I read this blog a few times. There are always the same topics. Sex and corruption. Sex means too much to too many corrupt people.

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So if I don’t go to mass on a Sunday , the roman mafia say that I am cut off from Gods grace! Mortal sin? Whoever came up with this term. Christ said where two or three are gathered in my name there will I be also. So if I take time to reflect on Christ on the sabbath with the Holy Spirit present and do not go to mass to listen to hypocrites am I really committing this so called mortal sin? Surel cathbots realise that this whole concept of no salvation outside the church is complete and utter nonsense

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Fr “I got so much delight in watching the British embassy burn in Dublin after Bloody Sunday, now go in peace” An IRA man went to confession and confessed that he had burned three trains.
As his penance, the priest told him: “Go out now and do the Stations.”

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Michael Byrne has discovered there is massive quality of life outside the RC priesthood. Well done to MJB.
Many have underestimated MJB’s intelligence and talents.

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You know, I watched a movie called Luther. About the great reformer Martin Luther. According to the story, Catholics in Germany once had to pay ‘for the privilege of sacraments’. Is that right?
Now I mention it, don’t Germans today have to pay for the sacraments in the form of taxes?

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Poor man – the Bishops & bosses clearly have his nerves shattered. Toxic lot will have yet more blood on their hands if that poor man suffers a stroke the way they keep spiking his blood pressure. They have been warned in that letter, at least his medical team doing right by him.

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Bishop Pat, are you in with that ‘hole in the wall gang’ and the ‘Give my head Peace’ tv show. Cal wears a pointy hat in the opening of the show with reference to you. Recently the wee Catholic women mentioned divorce and it was said she should go to Larne and it would be easily sorted. I assumed they meant you lol.

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I am a Dublin priest. I suffered under DM and am now suffering DLF.
I am physically and mentally bereft.
I have no diocesan support.
I email Pat Buckley.
He is my only hope

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11.53: How are you suffering under the New Archbishop? Is it that he’s expecting too much by way of renewal and readjusting to new realities with shortage of personnel? I accept that the Building Hope Initiative is an almost impossible task. It’s easy to be disillusioned especially if you’re near the 70 mark!! We’re expected to have the energy of a 25 year old!! Dont give up. We can only do whars within our reach and energy. And if you go down, you’re on your own, literally. In time the Leadership will see the “dificulties” and they are real. The Archbishop is well intentioned but it’s the apparatchiks who are pressuring us to implement policies and changes that are the problem. They’re out of touch.

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+Pat, this is a great blog. Only you could make hay out of the Archdiocesan changes. I am intrigued by the letter. No chance of Richard Purcell being incardinated into Dublin. It is not going to happen. It is too toxic. Unless the Cistercians take him back he is headed for laicisation.

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Ask Michael Mc Grath about John Gates getting robbed, now thats a story. Cathal Daly took John Gates into Ara Coeli then for one reason. Sweeney carried nothing to Cathal Daly or brought nothing out from Cathal Daly to the troops ( his one indiscretion was showing his cousin Padraig Murphy around Ara Coeli in Cathals absence, a very funny story, Cathal heard from James so Cathal was not getting the information needed hence Gates who could not hold his water said he would probably spit nails than ever say anything good about him, it was always so creepy. A Creep from the swamps. t was Gates himself who told this story. Eugene Sweeney was going on holiday, Gates was a first year in Ara Coeli, before Sweeney left for the holiday he asked Eugene for the masterpassword to the system which he had not been given; Sweeney answered, “John, you have everything you need.”

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Im not surprised in the least that John Cooke is the ringmaster presiding over the cesspit of Fareham. I thought he was in a parish somewhere near the New Forest? That couldn’t have lasted long? What’s the story there +Pat

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Dear Clergy,
Please do not accept to be sent for psychological assessment. This assessment will be used in your laicisation process. You will be given a HIV test. My HIV status was used against me in Rome but following the excellent advice of 11:00 – I think I have grounds to sue the Bishop in a civil court. Thank you.

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If religious orders or dioceses are requiring seminarians to have HIV tests, that is very odd and out of order. Even the military or the police do not require such invasive tests as that. Given that HIV is eminently treatable these days, and there is not the slightest chance of transmission in ordinary, every day, pastoral activities, it is simply wrong to require a seminarian to prove that he is HIV negative. It could be interpreted as discrimination against gay and HIV positive people, and I’m sure that the equality and diversity czars would have a view about that. For the sake of clarification, has any priest or seminarian or applicant on here ever been told that they have to have an HIV test as part of the process of applying for seminary ?

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Pat please do not disclose my Dublin IP address
4 Redemptorists, 7 Dominicans and 11 cistercians are currently living with hiv in the entire island of Ireland.
What I find more interesting – they are not included on the national record with lay people

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Ex-priest; you don’t speak for me nor for the many priests I know. We get on with our work as best we can, always trusting God. Yes, there are horrendous challenges but many of us do our utmost. I am certainly not downtrodden but feel very challenged in many ways.

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Bishop Phonsie, without a second thought, did that to poor Fr. Richard Geoghegen. He had no regard for his physical or mental health.
None of us are safe.

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12:46 have Bishop Phonsies priests been showing their stolen pennies to the ladies again?

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Cn Cooke used to minister in Basingstoke.
All the old dears swooned over him. He had two cute little fluffy dogs (a little like Julian Clary’s Fanny the wonder dog) which used to run around the church and presbytery . Cn Cooke was always obnoxious and closed a Mass centre in the parish for no obvious reason. A Catholic community disappeared overnight, many not willing to travel 9 miles to the parish church.

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@12.48pm Some priests have been punished being in touch with the blog. It’s especially true of the new pretend brand of autocrat bishops trying hard to be orthodox and trendy. The old timer bishops know to leave well alone when it comes to Patsy.

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There are many valid reasons for religious orders pulling out of Dublin.
There is a great decline in men signing up to them and maintaining members is becoming increasingly difficult.

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Bishops must know that, on the rare occasions that they ordain a new priest, the reasonable assumption is that the new priest will serve one or two years in his first parish, apparently happily, before suddenly having a crisis, discovering himself, coming out of the closet and packing in ministry after four or five years ie Ryan Holovlasky

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Seeing as how all young priests leave after 4-5 years to run off with other men, would it help the vocations crisis if we stopped pretending it’s a lifelong commitment, but instead get people to sign up for 5 years, renewable, a bit like a short service commission in the British Army? Obviously we would have to shorten the formation period to make it more proportionate to the length of years that are typically served.

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Ryan who is training to be a Lawyer at the expense of a religious order CHARITY funded by parishioners

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I have decided to quit this Blog this evening. I left the bitching moral vacuous clergy in 2018, I can do without their vitriolic envy here, which the Bishop sometimes takes pleasure in.

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Michael Flatley looks very well, God Bless him. I occasionally spot him having his morning coffee in West London when I’m going home from my office cleaning job. I love to see the Irish around as I’ll never afford to go home to Ireland, I’m here over 40 years.

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In the 1970s and 80s, the nuns and priests in charge of catechetical programmes for schools told us that apologetics were “sterile” and that the Faith should be “caught, not taught”.
That worked out well, didn’t it?

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Pat, absolutely spot on about priests conniving in the faithless baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, wedding and funeral charade. Rites of passge done for granny’s sake. Almost sacrilegious, in fact.

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12.56: Do you realise that Pat will baptize any child ir person who makes a request of him, irrespective of the faith of parents, guardians or grandmothers, that he officiatescat all kinds of wedding arrangements – mostly non sacramental ones, that he says mass for old spinster in their homes, (You Tube Video…)…Now if you want to criticise to Pat about the sham of religious faith vis a vis sacraments, look to Pat’s practises too. Pat will travel anywhere to perform.

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Things clergy hate:
Lay people who are enthusiastic about their faith – see them as threat, bitch about them and undermine them.
The thought that they are dispensable and lay people can do things they can do.
Permanent Deacons
Hard work
Not being the centre of attention- it’s always all about them.
The Bible – they intimidate easily if you are a lay person who reads the Bible.
They loathe lay people with degrees, masters or PhDs in theology
Their bishops – they bitch about them all day long
Prayer meetings
New initiatives which they commit to destroying.

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And yet in the midst of this priest shortage (and so a eucharistic shortage) one unremarked upon development from yesterday’s blog was that the Diocesan Chapter of Down and Connor is being restored by + Noel to the full complement of Canons. No priests but plenty of Canons. Three cheers for pastoral planning!

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Most permanent deacons love dressing up as priests. I respected Bishop Griffiths in Hexham & Newcastle when he instructed permanent deacons not to dress as if they were priests. Some oermanent deacons just love it being called Father. Sad!!

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Let’s get the record straight here. Tony Devlin is not furious with Noel Treanor for not getting Ballymena. They BOTH worked together on this and concluded it was best he remained where he is. STOP these nasty bitter rumours.

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The priest in our parish has not lived in the parochial house for years. Bishop Buckley, you are aware of who it is, and the fact he lives with a ‘friend’ up the road is damning his relationship with parishioners. What is more disgraceful
Is you allow it to happen, shame on you being scared of Fr Bulldozer

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Reply to;Mariasays:
Jan 14, 2023 at 1:04 pm
What’s stopping you and, all the disgruntled parishioners you refer to, from confronting that priest, if you are all so concerned take on Father Bulldozer, or do you want someone else to do your dirty work, so you can sit back gloat, and bask in the reflected glory.
Shame on you being scared of Fr Bulldozer.

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Why does Noel Treanor get such a hard time for? Remember D&C had Assistant Bishops when Bishop Noel is alone now and is self sufficient

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Imagine Fr Des Wilson or Fr Chris Topher were alive today. They would not be putting up with the half of this. Cowards our priests are, they put up and shut up. Thank god for Pat Buckley.

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It’s a lovely day today to be on the beach reading my bible, a great friend of mine, Ronan, taught me how to ‘live in the moment’ and that’s what we should all do.

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I would love to see a charity boxing event where priests and bishops are pitted against each other depending on Diocese or parish.
What a great way for ya all to channel all that anger and sexual frustration you have, on each other rather than lay people.

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Tony V Paddy (battle of the Williams brothers) 🎾

McCafferty V Mulhall (battle of the bald queens) (who also hate each other) 🤴

O’Neill V Mcgrattan (battle of handing over the guard)

McKeown V McGuckian (battle for the next D&C bishop)

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I have lost so much sleep over the Roe V Wade case – my heart bleeds for all those women having to have back street abortions or ordering dangerous abortion pills on the internet.

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I’m puzzled by the notion that the way to deal with the problem of ageing priests is to recruit equally ageing retired headmasters and others of that class as permanent deacons like Robbie the 73 yo in west belfast

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Franks appointment of Paul Tighe to the Dicastery for Bishops has been an absolute disaster. Gay scandals and more revelations of child abuse

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Paul Tighe is a queer old fish to be sure.
Very full of himself – like Stephen Wright in the Afternoon in Birmingham – “Did I mention that I trained as a barrister?’
What’s his playbook or game plan? Cardinal? Fat, opulent apartment in the Vatican? Or does he eventually return to whence he came?
And who has he given great pleasure to on his ascent? His parents I’m sure – but wonder who else has revived pleasure from Tighes ascent up the clerical greasy pole?

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1.26: A comment from someone who probably thought he was in the ascendancy of clerical climbing only to be f****d into the back end of a nowhere parish appointment as a lesser priest. You sure seem very jealous. Cop yourself on.

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Denis Nulty is not much better rationalisation on Masses in Advent and training the laity to have Sunday services when No clergy available or on Holiday.
They are emptying the Churches and the people will not go back except for Weddings and Funerals and even the talk is 12 months notice for weddings just now it is six.

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Thank you Bishop Buckley for your care & support to those victims hurt and abused by RCC clergy. We will always be grateful to you for your tireless efforts in exposing abuse/corruption within the RCC on this blog. Míle buíochas 🙏.

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Pat do you think mass should be used by the priest to tell his parishioners about his mental Illness and struggles?
Shouldn’t he be the pillar of hope and beacon of society?

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1.39: When we share personal stories of struggles or illness or of grief, it is good to do so as a congregation listen more carefully, especially if you’ve received counselling or therapy and you know the language to use which connects you to the experiences of others. Usually when I’ve done that, people engage more intently with you. However, the homily must not be a continuum of pouring out personal stories focusing entirely on yourself. Share wisely, discerningly and when appropriate. The Word of God must be the priority.

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The great Chinese philosopher, Pei Wei Shi, once said; “in death, freedom like bird with wing, fly high, feel free, and glide”

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Would you like your own BBC programme, something like the Nolan show but obviously you would make a more honest and fair programme.

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I find it fascinating the way some people’s (certainly cathbots’) greatest fear is with having their own sexual history revealed.
Who cares?

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Are these pastoral workers full-time, paid positions? How much are they getting? God be with the days when we didn’t have to pay lay people to visit the old and the sick. The Legionnaires of Mary and the SVP did that for nothing.

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1:52 God be with the days when the people requesting SVP visits didn’t have 52 inch tellys and 4 or 5 kids sitting about all with their own iPad/tablet. My own well educated kids have all emigrated due to housing crisis. After many years of service, I’ve jacked it in.

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**WARNING** there are now 79 confirmed cases of MonkeyPox in NI.
In all cases, they have been found, has been between MSM (gay and bisexual) and 1 female.
Be careful and try your best to stick to as least amount of lovers as possible.

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Off topic.
Once upon atime when homosexuality was illegal in ireland the secret sign to advertise your sexuality was to to wear an earring in your right ear. Is it true that the secret sign for a priest sexuality is to to wear a peaked sports cap when not dressed in priest attire.?

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Specific ways of wearing Tracksuits, trainers also work to spread the word discreetly.

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Pat it never fails to fascinate me the way catlicks assume that what is true of them is true of everyone, specifically today
– you must have got paid a lot of money
– you’ve told them you haven’t and they obviously don’t believe it
– the exchange about sex is interesting
I’m wondering why someone would find it so hard to believe that a clergyman would perform services for free, not lie about it, and that anyone would feel their sex life isn’t something to be ashamed of and can be talked about.
It’s pretty sad, the life of deceit and shame they lead.
And then we have the catlick commenter who repeatedly comments about child abuse being widespread, but that implication is a whole different layer of deceit.

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I wonder what the age difference is between the owner of The Boilerhouse and the Parish Priest/ Administrator of City Quay Parish is ? I wonder.

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Can anyone tell me if Desmond Connells nephew is still a priest? I cannot remember his name but I can still see him standing in the doorway of the bedroom I was sleeping in, well the opening of the door woke me. He was definitely not dressed for Mass. Well he could have been, I suppose, if it was a particular church in Cloyne.

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I’ve never been to Ireland but is there a single male in the entire country who hasn’t either been a priest, or had sex with a priest?

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2:06 the Irish women are obsessed with priests, they have groupies of all ages doing “little jobs” for their “priest”. It’s an Irish mother thing for the single mums and widows or older ladies in unhappy marriages. My auntie over there won’t have a word said against them, her husband enjoys himself down the pub, hasn’t been in the church in years.

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Me. ME! I’m a male, but not a priest. Nor have I had sex with a priest. 😇
As for farmyard animals, you didn’t ask. 🙄

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Dying suddenly has many advantages. I always preferred a goodbye. I remember him in Maynooth and he was a good, bright student, bold and brave in expressing his views, what you saw is what you got, and he was just a normal, friendly student who had a big personality, which is something he had in common with many in Maynooth in those years. Little did we know at the time that Maynooth was in a golden age, the scandals hadn’t emerged yet and Maynooth still thought it was the only seminary in the world) but in a few years it was very quickly to go into vertiginous decline. RIP

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As Rhianna once sang, you can find love in a hopeless place, ironically she filmed the video for her song in the New Lodge

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Few realise it but in the early 90’s the late Ms. Trump actually spent two summers in Ireland voluntarily providing beauty/make up courses for inner city teenagers in Dublin and giving young people career opportunities. I was privileged to meet her back then. Such a kind unassuming lady who did a lot behind the scenes. But imagine getting with on thing

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Pat, I commented about Ivanka Trump and her wonderful, quiet, hidden work in Dublin with vulnerable young people years ago. Unfortunately it was just before the new blog piece went up but I really think people should know about this wonderful woman. Although her husband is an acquired taste, she herself did so much offering beauty therapy and make up courses for young girls in Ballymun and giving young people opportunities for employment. She deserves to be remembered and celebrated.

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It might as well mean that, cos our JP is very giving, of himself, like. A sort of human ‘pro bono’.

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Dear Bishop Pat- they have often written you off and dismissed you as a hypocrite over the years but I have always defended you, even though my family ridiculed me. You were very good to my great-granny in Divis years ago and when people rant on about you, I always stand up for you. I would love to meet you sometime if you’d be open to going for a nice lunch.

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Who was Ger Fitzgerald’s Canon Lawyer? If Fr Ger gone, that’s the much bigger question if that the attitude of the Canon Lawyer.

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Bishop Pat, in Armagh Archdiocese a Catholic priest told me that being gay was normal as we are made in the image and likeness of God. This priest’s friend who is a PP in Armagh too told me to go off and live a gay life. Since then, revelations on your blog have indicated that this young cleric is actively gay. What should Eamon Martin do? Can we be stopped becoming Cardinal?

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You live a fantasy life in your own head. Take yourself away outside for a long walk and clear your head of all the sweetie mice that live in it.

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The centre of the RCC is LOVE and that is what matters.
Pope Francis has made it clear who are we to Judge.
NO MORE CLOSED DOORS
It was a message not only aimed at the new archbishops around him but to the
WHOLE Church. The Pope was strong in his appeal … no closed doors. The Church is
open to everyone. That’s a powerful message that we can all take to heart.”
Like Saints Peter and Paul, the Church must go out to evangelize and not be bound
by the chains of routine and spiritual mediocrity that stifles the Gospel message,
“Clericalism is a perversion; the priest who behaves
in a clerical manner has taken a wrong path. Clerical laity are even worse. We must
be attentive to this perversion of clericalism,”
Pope Francis encour- aged them to be “vigilant sentinels” over their flock.
“As good shepherds, you must be in front of the peo- ple, in the midst of the people and behind the people,” the Pope said, “but always with the holy faithful people of God.
The Church connot sit still we must march onwith the gifts of the Spirits.
No one wants clergy who are really hypocrites they can go elsewhere but it is hard to remove them as they cling on.

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Patsy I told you last night about that evil bitch mentioning my late brothers anniversary under the guise of charity but in fact only to taunt me. I thought you would have taken notice of what I said but no, very disappointed in you. You are well aware of her background and criminal convictions, the very last thing we would want is an Novus Ordo mass said so please don’t bother. I still can’t believe you printed her comment after what I told you.

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Personally I have no issue with homosexuals. I have been propositioned by a guy and politely declined. It did me no harm but I am not homosexual so it was a non-issue really. Here is my question in reply though.
Point 1: suppose I were to tow the line and get up next Sunday, give an old school redemptorist, fist thumping, brow beating sermon on “homesexual behaviour is wrong because the church says so”.
Point 2: a (rightly) disgruntled parishioner walks out, goes to the hmgarda station and reports a crime under The Incitement to Hatred Act.
Point 3: I am (rightly) arrested, charged and placed before the courts due to my behaviour.
… question…. do I even have a legitimate defense? Or is this teaching actually a breach of Irish civil law? It certainly isn’t very compatible

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You do have a legitimate defence, because you wouldn’t have incited hatred: you merely pointed out that something was morally wrong.

If you were to condemn burglary, could this be classified, under that legislation, as an act inciting hatred of burglars? Or of the military if you were to preach that war is a failure to get on with neighbouring countries and, therefore, a breach of Jesus’ command to love even one’s enemies?

Can you see my point?

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2:59 Stop being a disgruntled parishioner, you don’t contribute despite the high cost of energy required to keep church warm, go away and stay away, we don’t need your types. These days we aim for quality over quantity. And then you don’t have to speculate about how we spend our money or who we are sleeping with because, yes, we all know the celibacy rule no longer works. Get over yourselves begrudgers.

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Few trust them after all they’ve covered up, it’s disgusting what they did starving and burying babies, falsifying travel documents, destroying vital records to cover up their crimes, physically & sexually abuse of orphans, slave labour, child trafficking to unvetted foreigners, some were abused and exploited by those wealthy Americans often with connections to Irish clerical families. They’d still be doing all that if they could get away with it. Zero remorse for all the blood on their hands.

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Ger’s Canon Lawyer is Michael Mullaney. Mullaney came running to his aid. Mullaney repays loyalty and obedience with the utmost sensitivity. Mullaney has helped several comprised Priests. Its like a revoling door.

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Aidan O’ Boyle PP Ballina would be quite the ‘expert’ on Mullaney. They are classmates and friends. Nothing untward between them at all – that I know off. At least they were friends. Last time I met them together was in Temple Bar Dublin. They invited me to dine with them and I accepted. Mullaney would have enjoyed the ‘entertainment.’ Aidan is as bright as Mullaney is dim, both are skilled in Machiavellianism. Always liked both of them.

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JP LYTTLE has little privacy now. He must feel watched even when taking a dump. 🤣
It’s not just God who sees all these days: Pat Buckley does, too. 🤗

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Wouldn’t it be a scream, Pat, if you could say here what colour toilet paper he uses? 🤣

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Pat @3.32pm Is that because priests can’t tell fellow clergy who they susually hate and even more so the bishop who they don’t trust unless they are licking up to him.

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Pat I thought it unfair and not nice/Christian when you decided to name and criticise some English bishops.

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@3.53pm Despite your criticising we had newspaper in the outside bog dear to wipe our asses. Not the shiney mags stuff.

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4:01 persons of integrity are not intimidated by constructive and entirely valid criticism given the seriousness and high levels of crime, corruption and criminality by RC church members.

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British Iranian dual national, Alireza Akbari, has been executed on orders of Iranian government. The ex deputy Iranian defence minister denied allegations of spying for the UK. Rishi Sunak has condemned the execution describing it as a “callous and cowardly act”. He said “Iran has no respect for the human rights of its own people”.

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Yet another Katechon removed. Rest in Peace, Cardinal George Pell. I’ll never forget what you said when I heard you at at World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney:
“One mission is worth a thousand options.”

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The RCC weaponise and use God on a daily basis. The Roman collar makes them feel that they are supernatural beings and exempt from observing the normal rules of society including the law. It has been instilled into them that they are all powerful. They have become Demi Gods and can do what they want so long as the rest of us hoi polloi do not. God,fir them,is a means to an end. Preach the message and keep the coffers flowing into their organisation . It is all one big scam. At a time when HMRC are pursuing scammers,they would do well to look at the RCC who are the no 1 professional scam organisation going

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What would the clergy & co do without your blog, Bishop Buckley – on here day after day spoiling for more avenues & opportunities to re-abuse their victims & survivors. Clearly addicted & that job they spend so much on here monitoring for the RCC must pay very well indeed, otherwise, why would the truth bother them. Selective conscience.

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The weaponising of God for quasi-spiritual or religious ends goes back much further than 1500 years: read Paul carefully, and find in his controlling missives a very early example of this form of personal and hierarchical abuse. Paul demands deference, not to God, but to his ‘vision’ of communal cohesion and growth.
Paul’s personal psychology through moral governance ( charming, then threatening with damnation those who deviate from his moral proscriptions) was arguably the prototype for episcopal behaviour and governance in the future church.

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Fr Christopher Morris – newly ordained for Motherwell Diocese, he will celebrate Mass for us this weekend and impart his first 6 months in blessings.
Interesting that he should go to visit Fr Aaron Spinelli in Horsham. I wonder what they have in common?

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What’s “sacred” about the priesthood these days? Blowjobs on the altar, peering over women’s toilet cubicles to spy on them, bashing your bishop in a public car park in front of women and children….

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I think the pandemic deprived many priests of the opportunity, apart from Stephen McBrearty & Co, to attend presbytery dinner parties or to loiter around seminaries, and so they come on here now for virtual gossipping. They should return to the dinner parties as that is the proper forum for exchanging clerical gossip. Only a few selected chosen lay people are permitted to participate, and ideally, they should fund the parties.

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My God I wouldn’t be in a room with a Catholic priest – they just can’t be trusted.
I certainly would advise against sharing anything of a personal nature with them – they will use it against you and manipulate you.
I know priests who flout the confessional all day long – the notion of confidentiality is a myth.
They are gossips and constantly disclose and violate the sacredness of the confessional.

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Leader of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, Dr Chris Longhurst, has confirmed “What the bishops and the congregational leaders of the Roman Catholic Church are saying in public is not what’s happening behind closed doors. They are coming across as simply public relations statements”. And there you have it, that Safeguarding letter May as well be used as a paper aeroplane, more fake BS & lmao at social media PR circus by RCC.

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Roman Catholic priests are basically gutless, which is one reason they have such a fine capacity for self-delusion about their moral and legal crimes, and why they find these so easy to rationalise into insignificance (witness the vulnerable woman in today’s blog manipulated by that pervy, order priest-parasite).
Is there another reason? Yes, there is, a more fundamental one: each Roman Catholic ordinand deliberately elects to serve a corrupt institution, the RC Church, rather than Christ.
Can anyone seriously wonder why these apples never fall far from the tree?

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What a sad collection of bitter nasty twisted individuals who populate this site. I am grateful to Pat that you all have such a harmless forum wher you can vent your venemous bile. It serves a valuable function as a kind of free psychotherapeutic outlet for the demented. Meanwhile the real world goes on. Happy blogging you sad twisted people. I’ll pray for you. God is infinitely merciful to the repentent.

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“These are the ones of whom are aware…”
You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: “‘This people honours me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”
Our brother spoke very well this morning, and with sincerity. You will recognise them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

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Rory Coyle is doing well with John Harney in London. Pat you should look up John on LinkedIn. Rory and John are in meaningful loving relationship away from the snares and tribulations of Kevin Connolly. Deus est amor 🙏

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Barry Mathew’s is also compromised with Emlyn McGinn. Barry is like Thomas McHugh prefers to watch.

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OMG! Patsy what a fuckin crew to pick from, at this rate the poor eejit Martin will have no changes to make, wans worse than the other. On this 6th Sunday of Pentecost let us pray for the poor sod before any more of his choices end up being exposed on this blog.🙄

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6.29: 6th Sunday of Pentecost!! What planet are you on? Easter hasn’t yet arrived! You stupid dumbo.

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How is it possible to have so many sexual deviants in the Armagh presbyterate? Are bishops still obliged to keep priests’ personnel files in their ‘secret archive’? Imagine Armagh’s archIve, which must smell worst than an open sewer. Amy must keep popping in with her Eau du Lavender to mask the stench in Ara Coeli.

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No matter how inappropriate and morally reprehensible any misbehaviour by these clerics, l ask myself, as suggested by Pat so often – what would JESUS do or say to these men on the Sabbath? I reflect on the woman to whom Jesus said after forgiving her, “go and sin no more”. I’m sure she found this a difficult task but she was blessed by God’s grace through JESUS’S presence and words of forgiveness. Jesus didn’t chase after her, not did he thrash her into the ground not did he continue to write large her sins on her forehead . JESUS didn’t harrass or stalk this woman. Having condemned these clerics so frequently, what next? A public parading through Armagh!

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Sooo… you’re uncomfortable, Father, with scrutiny of priests. One has to ask, Father: Why? And are you afraid of such scrutiny?

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Pat, you have to be fair to the man. It’s not easy doing the changes when you have to contend with a shrinking number of old queens, ones that won’t move, ones that can’t go back where they’ve already pissed in the tent, ones that can’t go anywhere, and you watching his every move.
It can’t be easy and we all love to see it. 😂

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Pat have you looked up John Harney on LinkedIn. His past employment is as a Faith Leader in the Archdiocese of Dublin, he has made a factual error, he was a Seminarian. lol . The truth will set John Harney free even if the truth is revolting.

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I got pregnant last year in Chile, to a priest. I am ashamed to say I had an abortion, I really regret it, ladies there are better options out there

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Bishop Buckley my trip to Belfast/Larne has been disturbed. I shall be in touch soon. My rector, the Very Reverend Noel Kehoe, is suffering gravely from Covid presently. May he be In all your prayers.

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John Connolly is one of the most noble priests I have known. His diligence, service and work out put were the rival of any in a busy empirical government. His knowledge of the inner machinations of Ara Coeli could sink the house within an hour if he decided to prefer forth his “experience” and knowledge.

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Pat look more into Fr Stephen Gorman of Raphoe. That lad may as well work in Harvey Norman he is so far stuck in the closet. Absolute spiteful little queen who carried so much gossip in maynooth and now raphoe.

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Any sightings of Fr Jonathan Flood, chaplain to St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny? Ordained in 2013, he was given leave of absence from Raphoe in 2021, supposedly for one year, but now is MIA.

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Bishop, what do you think of a priest who couldn’t drive to an ordination because he was caught for drink-driving? For some reason there has been no official announcement yet. Will there be one? Isn’t it xxxxing pathetic in this day and age that people are caught drunk-driving? How many unnecessary funerals have there been in this country due to reckless behaviour?

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Pat, I knew many guys who were shy and reticent as students and who were very good students in many ways. As priests they are very kind and caring, no doubt struggling to make sense of “where we’re at” as all of us are doing! I never noticed anything untoward because of their shy demeanour and thank God they continue to minister with dedication. It’s wrong to interpret a shyness as hiding truths about someone. To suggest that his shyness is a sign that he hasn’t come to terms with who he is is an absurd observation and a little menacing. It’s simply wrong. Now I suspect you’re hoping for scandals. Nothing wrong either in having a golf tournament for vocations. However, it wouldn’t be my idea..but I have no criticism of the event. I wish the organisers every success and also wish Fr. Shane God’s blessings.

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The outgoing, guitar playing, footballer sems were always highly prized by the Maynooth deans, but unfortunately those lads tended to leave when female lay students got their hooks into them.

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How the hell will playing golf help the vocations crisis? Perhaps a raffle in the club house to fund the flight of an African or Indian priest?

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Early morning coffee 6.05 Monday. Not a time for any healthy young man to begin study for RC priesthood. Its also the time for good men like Father Paul Murphy ( Armagh) and his kind to leave the RC priesthood before spending too much of the best of themselves for what is not worthy of them. I have stated these before, publicly saying in church about not being the time for any healthy young man to enter any seminary. I met that priest advertising this Vocations golf thing at Father Tom Carrigans funeral in Kilkenny. He seemed like a very decent fellow, surprised he is in the middle of such misadventure.

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The Archdiocese of Seattle has also paid out millions to settle sexual abuse cases over the last 21 years including closing churches. Common enough across the Atlantic.

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The Parish Priest of Mell, an exceptionally good man, I don’t know him very well but he is a cousin of Rory Mc Elroy, L I don’t think too many of the priests ordained in the last two decades spent too much time on a golf course or any sort of pitch. A classmate of mine is a brilliant golfer and the finest of human beings; Michael Whitaker PP, I think Enfield. He was at a parish council meeting many years ago and the fuddy duddies were waxing on vacuosly about what pastoral plan they should come up with for young people, Michael suggested the best one might be “F..K the young people.” He meant that they should be left alone by the fuddy dudies around the table. ( to the ignorant ones who read here please do not mangle the expletive he used in any other way than what I have stated clearly.)

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I see that the makeshift oratory in the Columba Centre, Maynooth, where Fr Purcell was filmed, doubles as a book/stationery storage room. Shows you what they really think of the Real Presence.

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Is the PP of Ballyhaunis the ex-dean of Maynooth who invited the local imam to do the Islamic call to prayer from the ambo of the Catholic parish church?

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Reading the post with the comments today, wouldn’t it be better to do something to restore the church’s reputation among the many who now have nothing but utter contempt for the church and priests?

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Restore the Church’s reputation?! Are you insane? What you are seeking was a fantasy, not reality. The RCC was always a whore.

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The last time they appointed a ypung priest, not long ordained, as a Maynooth dean, it was a disaster. Fr Cathal Ó Fearraí (now the PP of Ballyshannon) was ordained in 1974 and appointed Junior Dean in 1977. He hadn’t even served in a parish but had been doing further studies. Fr McGinnity was Senior Dean and discipline collapsed under both of them, leading to a crackdown in the 1980s when Ledwith was president and new deans were brought in.
One of the big problems with bringing in this shy curate, with the oil still wet on his hands, is that nowadays there is only one dean at a time in Maynooth. There used to be three in post at any one time and their personalities and priorities evened each other out. This new dean will be stand alone, so will be withoout the support, advice and wisdom of fellow deans.
All in all, it is a stupid appointment. It would be as crazy as appointing a young priest as the spiritual director.

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That director of formation would do well to interview with +Pat and show his qualities. He’ll be on the blog anyway, might as well be here

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Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Fr Jim Doherty (“big Jim”) whose anniversary was this week.

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Poor little Paul. Be he gay straight triangular ordained or lay an addictive habit is still an addictive habit The fixit mob from church hq may well be given two fingers. However such a person may well be unsuited for active workplace duties and associated damages may well fall back on an employer for not acting in best interest

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Very sad to hear about the shootings at St Aloysius in Somers Town near Euston Station. Genuinely hoping that those who have been injured will be okay. But, isn’t that where Ballsanella had his first Mass with all the queeny clergy of Westminster, quaffing white wine and cackling away ? Dodgy part of town. But the Queens do like a bit of rough, don’t they. I hope they weren’t looking for him.

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It’s Somertown . Mgr Jim Overton was banished to this god awful place thanks to CMOC. He crosssef him m in the VEC, Rome. They are spiteful these bishops.

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Pat
Were you wrong about MJB? It’s worth a reflection blog.
He helped Henry Balkwill in Maynooth. He helped Richard de Souza in Valladolid. He helped Kenny McDonagh in Maynooth.

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