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SILVERSTREAM – FR HOUSER, ST LOUIS, MEATH AND VARIOUS DEVELOPMEMTS….

SILVERSTREAM
THE YOUNGER FR HOUSER
HOUSER NOW !
ARCH ROZANSKI

Dear Archbishop Rozanski,

My name is Bishop Pat Buckley. I am well-known in the Republic of Ireland for my blog. You will, of course, legitimately wonder why you are the recipient of the present? I will set out my reasons for writing, hereinafter.

In the first instance, I wish to make it unequivocally clear that I am NOT accusing Fr. Michael [in religious life, “Hildebrand] Houser — who was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, Missouri on May 24 2008 — of any misconduct, whatsoever. The only accusations that can be credibly levelled against Fr. Houser are those of naïveté and stupidity. Why do I make that observation? Fr. Houser decided to leave the Archdiocese of St. Louis to become a “monk” of Silverstream Priory, which is located in the County of Meath in the Republic of Ireland. The said Priory was founded by Fr. Mark Kirby.

DISGRACED KIRBY

Before, Fr. Kirby decided to reinvent himself as a conservative cleric devoted to the so-called “old mass”, he [Fr. Kirby] led a life of debauchery. And if those who are more knowledgeable in canon law than myself are to be believed, Fr. Kirby should be dismissed from the clerical state in light of his past behaviour.

Respectfully, I direct your attention to a letter written to the St. Joseph Young’s Priests Society, (a Dublin-based organisation that assists financially with the costs associated with priestly formation) by the former Ordinary of the Diocese of Meath, Bishop Michael Smith. The letter is dated July 24, 2017. The said letter was written five months after Silverstream was canonically erected as a priory of diocesan right. You will note that Bishop Smith, who holds a doctorate in Canon Law, confirms that the Priory “is of diocesan rite” with “three priests”. Importantly the letter records the following sentence: “Its priests are incardinated in to the Diocese” [of Meath].

At the time the letter was written, records indicate that the priests resident at Silverstream Priory were: the founder, Fr. Mark Kirby, Fr. Benedict Andersen, and Fr. Houser. From information available in the public domain, it is known that Fr. Houser made his simple monastic profession on August 6, 2018. Because, I started blogging about the scandals at Silverstream on my blog, I have reason to believe that Fr. Houser made solemn monastic profession in an understated way towards the latter end of 2021.

From a safeguarding perspective — who at this juncture is ultimately responsible for Fr. Houser?

At the time of his simple monastic profession at Silverstream Priory: was Fr. Houser incardinated in Archdiocese of St. Louis?

If that was the case, was Fr. Houser resident in the Diocese of Meath with the written permission of your predecessor, Archbishop R. Carlson? Did Archbishop Carlson envisage the return of Fr. Houser to the archdiocese if his quixotic pursuit of a “monastic vocation” at Silverstream did not work out?

Did the act of simple monastic profession canonically alter his relationship with the Archdiocese of St. Louis?

Alternatively, to pursue this vocation, did Fr. Houser formally sever his relationship with the Archdiocese of St. Louis? Was Fr. Houser by Decree incardinated into the Diocese of Meath by the then Ordinary, Bishop Michael Smith with the permission of Archbishop Carlson, when Fr. Houser’s application to become a monk of Silverstream Priory was accepted? Within the archives of the archdiocese, does a copy of that decree exist?

Is it possible that Bishop Michael Smith acted unilaterally and incardinated Fr. Houser into the Diocese of Meath without written permission of Archbishop Carlson and contrary to the dictates of canon law?

Because Silverstream Priory is an institute of diocesan right, it is incapable of incardinating clerics. Thus, at the time of this writing: is Fr. Houser a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, who received written permission to make solemn monastic profession at Silverstream Priory within the Diocese of Meath? Or is Fr. Houser a priest of the Diocese of Meath who has made solemn monastic profession in a monastery of diocesan right?

Again, I wish to be unequivocally clear, I am NOT accusing Fr. Houser of any misconduct civil or canonical. However, for the sake of the exposition within the present, if there was a safeguarding issue in the future: who is legally responsible for a tortious act(s) committed by Fr. Houser — the Diocese of Meath, or the Archdiocese of St. Louis, or both legal entities?

I would be grateful for a prompt acknowledgement of the present with answers to the questions posed herein.

Sincerely in Christ,

+Pat Buckley

PS: I will post a copy of this correspondence and you reply on my blog, because I believe on-going transparency is a necessity for the renewal of the Church in Ireland.

Cc:

Bishop Thomas Deenihan, Ordinary, Diocese of Meath.
Ms. Teresa Devlin, Chief Executive Officer, National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland.
Ms. Marie O’Sullivan DLP and Ms. Marie Willoughby DLP, Safeguarding Officials, Diocese of Meath.
Ms. Sandra Price, Director of Safeguarding, Archdiocese of St. Louis.

182 replies on “SILVERSTREAM – FR HOUSER, ST LOUIS, MEATH AND VARIOUS DEVELOPMEMTS….”

Typical of uncanonical Silverstream antics, “Dom Hildebrand” was placed in the position of novice master by Mark Kirby… BEFORE he was even solemnly professed!
He wasn’t even formed a monk yet and he was forming monks under the direction of a pervert (sorry, two, actually, if you consider Kirby’s “successor”).
I was told this before the Kirby scandal hit by a very concerned monastic superior in an established Benedictine congregation.
The official Benedictine world looks at Silverstream, laughs, and shakes its head in disbelief.

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Not all of it, although the headquarters at Sant’ Anselmo in Rome is a well- known gay “venue”. Some of the congregations have never been involved with schools and parishes. I know a monk who had been at the above-named institution, who refers to the English Benedictine Congregation as the “Evil Buggery Club” and who says that child abusing monks and clerics should be hung up by the ankles with their legs apart, and “cured” with a garden strimmer “in order to save their souls” as he puts it.

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The gayest monastery in Ireland, Glenstal, and the gayest abbot, Purcell, were appointed by Deenihan to steer Silverstream into the straight and narrow! You simply cannot make it up.

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10:56 he died with no regrets, the beauty of having zero conscience, a true man of the cloth.

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Surely normally diocesan priests entering an institute of consecrated life would remain incardinated into their diocese until final profession? Here Dom Houser is listed as a priest of Silverstream and incardinated into Meath in July 2017 before his first profession in August 2018.
And I still don’t like that thing with the rope.

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12:37 Silverstream and all the other Silverstreams that pose a threat to children, women and vulnerable adults and any other private citizens will remain an object of scrutiny by all relevant authorities and parties until they discover for themselves what their ONLY option is. Comprendez.

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New Colorado Law over rules Statute of Limitations enabling church abuse victims to suesays:

2021 Colorado law created “lookback window” for victims to seek damages.
Colorado man Scott Verdi who was raped and sexually assaulted more than 100 times between 1998 and 2003 by a Roman Catholic priest and says the church knew that Fr Timothy Evans at St Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church in Fort Collins was a threat. This new law paves the way for many victims. Attorney Leander L James a national advocate for abuse victims will be assisting Denver trial attorney Kurt Zaner with this case.

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2:32 no time limit on reporting criminals anywhere in the world.

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Who is the cretin that sent Pat the message today and said, amongst other vile things, that Pat “should do the world a favour and step off it” ? When someone stoops to that level, you know that Pat has touched on a few nerves. No surrender!

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11:26 bullies & thugs of the lowest order align themselves to the Roman Catholic Church Mafia. A danger to society. Disgraceful how they threaten people. Dangerous corrupt wolves in sheep’s clothing.

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What do St Louis think of Tulsa’s making up the shortfall in the profitable monastery’s finances? Was it requested by them or is it an embarrassment to them? Or both? How much do their English connections know about all this?

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J. L. Austin once remarked, of the incoherence of certain fellow philosophers, “there’s the bit where you say it and the bit where you take it back.” In contemporary Catholicism, the first is called “doctrine” and the second is called “being pastoral.”

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I am really worried that he will not be up to the job. You think of the places he frequents on holiday. I think there will be skeletons in the closet with this one.

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Anyone that holidays in Sitges or Playa de Ingles and claims celibacy – should not be trusted

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Are you watching it live? His parents are so cute and so proud. Kilkenny is a great city and Niall has done it proud.

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5:30 never trust them
They see or don’t see whatever suits according to their vile self serving agendas. Walk away.

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It’s mad that they print what was presumably private correspondence about named individuals receiving grants. Though why these are needed is puzzling, given how few sems there are yet dioceses still have annual collections for seminarians, even if they don’t have any. I was surprised to see that Conor Gannon got a handout. I’d have thought a barrister would have savings.

What happened to Tom Sneyd of Elphin? Linkedin says he’s a chaplain at TCD – is he MIA?

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11:52 That’s all any of them do, frantic fundraising all the time, what on Earth do they do with all that money, unadulterated and ceaseless greed, multiple collections at one mass on some weeks. The favoured church members are those who pay up the most money just like in the old days when they read the family names and amount they paid from the pulpit. Just as bad as any cult like the moonies or the Jehovah’s that clean out people’s bank accounts and their sanity.

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Bishops have no shame. Members of the St Joseph’s Young Priests Society are typically elderly people, of modest means, yet bishops are asking them for money to be spaffed up the wall by seminarians, whose fees and maintenance should be paid for out of the annual collection for seminarians, without the need to extract the widow’s mite. When I was in Maynooth the arrival of the SJYPS cheques prompted marathon drinking sessions in Dublin by seminarian beneficiaries out flashing the cash.

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The more I read about Silverstream the more it sounds like a Mickey Mouse setup, with confused and fudged lines of accountability and authorisation. I imagine that the more established OSB places like Glenstal, Ampleforth, Downside etc (even if they all have their own problems !) must be a bit bemused as to how Silverstream fits in. In essence it looks like Silverstream is a botched make up by Smith and Kirby with little canonical precision. Are they monks at all, or just dressing up and prancing around like make believe monks ? Anyhow, it is good that + Pat has brought his forensic gaze to this mess and is asking some difficult questions about the establishment and the people who are there. Most importantly, the personal history of Kirby needs to be established, because he does seem to have reinvented himself several times, and when someone is doing that it is a sure sign that they are trying to hide or deny their past. Silverstream is a dodgy setup.

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8:51 Glenstal are not at all bemused. Their Abbot Brendan Coffey was involved in the visitation at Silverstream along with Bishop of Killaloe Monahan and others. Nothing to report here. Move on.

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Talking about dodgy setups, has anybody established any more about our favourite Power Bottom, JPL, and his sojourns over in a Belfast parish where it is claimed that he covers for the PP when away, presumably including celebrating Mass ? I’m sure he will have been making forays out to the Belfast gay saunas (Outside, Pipeworks ?) and the gay bars for his afternoon refreshment and entertainment. Perhaps some of the D&C Fathers have seen him about ? Just asking.

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Rory must have knew about his sordid last and yet still let him into the parish. What I want to know is how they know each other. Rory and colin both dine out with him. I guess they are all peas in a pod really. Rory and the physio.

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There’s a simple answer to the situation described in the article, and the dogs on the streets already know it, as he says ! Simples ! Different kinds of priests – married, celibate, men, women, diverse people. Then you would not have a shortage of priests. And, the sacraments which are claimed to be so central and important to our connection with God, channels of grace and all that stuff, would be available. As well as all the other good things that having a priest in a parish bring, as described in the article. Oh, but yes, Jesus didn’t ordain women or…..but he did ordain married men, but that bit is forgotten ! As well as the fact that he lived over 2000 years ago and things have moved on a bit, dear ! However, our idiotic dolts who run the Church and believe that they know it all, can’t see what the dogs on the streets see. And know. We will look back at this and slap our foreheads and say “Sacre Bleu” incredulously, as the French say, .

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As Leo Varadkar advised, homophobic dogmatism is still rampant in Ireland. Pope Francis, along with the liberal cardinals he favours such as Cardinals Hollerich (as linked to above) and Marx have given a clear headline on how to read Scripture and its message of love, but lots of people here prefer to stick to stupid and backward thinking.

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Hollerich and Marx need to declare an interest. Also, why are they and Francis so morbidly obese? Obviously no fasting and abstinence with those three.

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Staff are told when they enter the employ of D&C to forget about every conception they have of priests! Everyone though is watched over by Himmler the SS HR manager. Having worked in their employ for several years it was obvious that I did not enjoy her favour and was totally shafted . Not one bit of Christianity about them . Funny enough they have moved on to another long time member of staff but I fear they have met their match

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Are more people waking up to the antics of the MBE warbler who sold out his fellow Derry men for an award from the Queen and became a member of somewhere that thankfully no longer exists. The man is an odious social climbing arse who has airs and graces about himself. It wouldn’t surprise me if he wears budgie smugglers during his swimming sessions in South Belfast 🤣

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Goodbye and good riddance Treanor. Treanor simply doesn’t give a toss about D&C. Neither does the MBE warbler. They are in it for Prestige and position. All around them D&C priests are up to all sorts of shenanigans . Why has their activities neither been challenged nor questioned by Lisbreen. Simply because they look after their own. This outfit is not of Christ. It is full of self seeking morons masquerading as men of God. It’s all about keeping the coffers replenished. It is a complete disgrace that this “charitable” organisation was allowed to function under the control of Treanor and O’Hagan . I’ve no doubt O’Hagan reads this blog everyday and reports back to Bling. But any/all negative comments will be looked over,if not laughed about. Boris Johnson has more integrity and that’s saying something. D&C should stand for Disgusting &Corrupt

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Most homosexuals up until the last couple of decades on the British Isles, USA, Canada and Australia were married to women so societal change has changed that or more accurately society is well on the way to change. A lot of suffering all around. Do not simplify to denigrate please as all relationships ( adult ones ) need dialectical application.

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Having a gay son is truly a blessing from god. It must be the hardest thing for a parent to love a gay son. That’s why cowardly priests become priests because they don’t want to face up to reality that they are gay and face expulsion from the family.

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2.05: Hmmmmm…..can you tell us how a cowardly priest becomes a priest??? Your judgment is very faulty, ignorant and stupid.

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Where Pat leads, others follow. The Sunday Times today has one of your big scoops, unattributed to you, of course. Catherine Pepinster has obviously read about it on the blog.

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How many of those were in some post or other at the time of the KOB funeral?

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Does anyone on the blog agree that an independent public inquiry is due into the workings of Armagh Archdiocese?

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Bishop Pat
Rory Coyle has been out for a hush hush visit to Ryan McAleer in Leuven via Eurostar according to the clergy gossip in Armagh at present. Rory’s advice to him was to keep his head down, stay where he is and ignore Buckley and string him along. Sums up what +Eamon’s policy is too. McCamley was also offered this same advice too.

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The Silverstream Monastery initially looked very interesting and commendable. In the early days I visited a few times and was spiritually nourished through their prayer and masses. I chatted with some of the monks and they seemed very committed to their monastery. With all the scandals uncovered in the past few years, I now believe this monastery should be closed and that the monks, if they wish for monastic life, should be helped to find suitable monastic congregations. I know there are genuinely good men in the community but very unwise choices and decisions have been made which have further damaged any possibility of complete renewal. It’s a parable about any group being too focused on a cultc personality, as was Mark Kirb’s personality. The choices made since then and other revelations have almost irrevocably lowered Silverstream deeper in sand. We should pray for these men and especially for Dom Anderson.

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This will be the death of that man, sure look at the weight he has lost in the last few months. Is he fit enough for that? I doubt it

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

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Oh, but it’s fun…..you should try it some time. Open up a whole new world for you. And it satisfies a need. We all have to scratch that itch every now and again, don’t we ?!

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Niall Ahern, the amateur psychiatrist who was Middle Dean in Maynooth in the 80s, was adamant that priests have good table manners. He used to say that seminarians’ lives should be characterised by a “presbyteral ambience”.

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He got that from a book called “Courtesy for Clerics” which was published in the Fifties; one of its recommendations was that bogger priests should shave more than once a week on Sunday before Mass.

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My friend and I are out dining in Toome today. On past experience the clergy don’t tend to dine out much in this neck of the woods apart from the Elk or the Thatch bar. My late wife regarded it as a boring place solely because of the lack of clergy stuffing themselves on the weekly collection. I hear that a few get into the Tullyglass in Ballymena so that is for next week. Mondays was once a favourite day for the clergy in a Co. Tyrone spot but sadly because of Covid not many eating joints open now until Weds/Thurs.

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Roy @10.24am Catfish and impersonating a dead man lol. Do your homework better next time Roy lovey, Toomebridge has not just the Elk and The Thatch (technically Hillhead). There are two places between Toome and Tullyglass also. Better luck next time catfish Roy.

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Pat, my family and I had a doscussion the other night and come to a simple question: why are some priests criticising ‘unGodly’ lifestyles, while others say it is fine because ‘we are made in the image and likeness of God’. Why is there such a schism?

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How very interesting. I recall a seminarian at the VEC running round telling everyone the severe rash on his hands was scabies caught from a younger seminarian at the VEC with whom he was sleeping. He also claimed the younger seminarian was very badly circumcised lol… when the younger seminarian tired of him he turned into a gin soaked auld queen… unbearable bore.

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Bishop bling spends millions on his palace before quitting today to head to Muscles, I mean Brussels sorry. God knows how much O’Neill spent on his vestment bench. Shows where D&C priorities are. Eugene is never out of San Francisco

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Eugene complains that there is too much work for him in St Pats parish and yet anytime he has help, he starts war with them? Without ‘the tank’, he would not be off to San Fran so often, so he should appreciate him more and man up.

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Pat, a complete stranger driving a van from a well known company was photographing my home and entrance to my property 45 minutes ago. I have had interference to my WiFi, I have plenty of evidence. If this continues I will name names, dates, who, what, where, when, why and how. Be very careful. You know who you are, the issues, and location in this country. If any harm comes to me or anyone belonging to me. You are warned.

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The recently convicted Glasgow sex beast Fr Neil McGarrity is one of Glasgows Latin Mass brigade.
When old Fanny Burke was last in town McGarrity was an attendant at the Episcopal throne and assisted old Fanny vest and unvest.
When I heard he had been convicted I sang the Te Deum

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@ 1207pm

You’ve surpassed yourself today two new names. You’ll have to get in touch with your over worked KC. You know the one you threatened poor Patsy with. As the priest you believe is McGarrity is not, hope he sues.🤣

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I know a priest running round with a married man letting on it’s his nephew. Will if I slapped my nephew on the bum, I would get a punch back in the face. Nephew my…..

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Fr Robbie Kean always wanted to play for Silverstream FC since he was a kid.
Instead they signed Whoopsie Kirbyani from Dyanmo Tbilisi

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Todd, tread carefully. You continue this holier than thou act and I will never close you for who and what you really are. Homophobic pig

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5.32 Someone is going out of their way to try and frame another person on the blog. Knock yourselves out.

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Not blessing the gays IS Christianity. If anyone does not like that then you are NOT Christian – right or wrong. Get out and start your own religion like Martin Luther and set your own teachings based on the biggest fantasy book ever told.

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6.16: Canon Toddy – we know your exam avowed liberal and atheist…your words reveal this frequently. As such, you are therefore intolerant and disrespectful of other viewpoints, especially religious perspectives. The so called liberals are contradictions as they try to crush all other thought systems. This extremist intolerance and disrespect is the new aggressive ideology. It’s a replacement of religious dogmatism and equally as bad for society.

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Good afternoon Bishop Buckley.
I am a concerned mother of an autistic child that was abused verbally by our parish priest after mass yesterday evening.
After mass, father approached me and give me a nasty telling off at the noise my son was making.
Granted, he was noisy but as a child of god he should be welcome into the church; but also given the fact he has autism and cannot comprehend his own behaviour it makes the priests behaviour even more appalling.
I was very shaken up by this and fellow parishioners told me of the same happening to them and advised me to write to the bishop.
I have done so but they tell me not to expect anything substantial to happen to him. While speaking with a friend today they told me about your blog highlighting likewise concerns and hope you could help me end this mans behaviour.
Thank you

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Why put yourself and your son through the misery of attending if there is such a monstrous priest? Go and do something more enjoyable on a Saturday evening.

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Any wonder priests are addicted to crack cocaine and heroin, for they need to get wasted to keep up with all the lies they spin. I wonder to what degree (if any) chronic loneliness, through required celibacy, is the tipping point for some priests and substance abuse, as well as such other morally aberrant behaviours as sexual promiscuity.

I knew a priest, now deceased, who was addicted to diazepam. He obtained the tablets illegally, through a sympathetic pharmacist; I know this, because I used to drive the priest the 100-odd miles to acquire them.

I tried to help this elderly man by advising him to speak to his GP, in order to obtain a prescription for the medication, instead of suffering all the subterfuge and the risk of having the pharmacist (I believe there was more than one over the years) struck off. But to no avail.

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I knew of an elderly priest in a monastic community running a parish; he insisted on going “parish visiting”, because one of the parishioners supplied him with incontinence pads. He was absolutely desperate that his brethren didn’t know about it (although of course they did). Isn’t clericalist status anxiey a horrible thing? BTW, it turned out to be bladder cancer.

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The RCC is between a rock and a hard place. The ideal of man and woman coming together. Where an LGBT couple are in love, WWJD?
When to turn a blind eye and when not to turn a blind eye? The bishops will find it regrettable that the compassionate padre has taken to a public platform to air his view.

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Another expertly written blog exposing the hypocrisy of those who claim to love the mass of the ages. 🤢🤮🤢

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Bishop Pat, I am aware of an RC hospital chaplain who has set up a glory hole in a shed in his back garden and advertised his Viva Street services. How do I report this to his bishop without getting drawn in? I have visited the shed and been on the receiving end of his services and to be for he was good.

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+Pat, you are asking an important question about who is responsible for the priests at Silverstream?
A search of the priests’ directory of on the website of the Diocese of Meath does not list any of the ordained monks? Who is responsible for these clerics? Who is accountable for any safeguarding issue involving a priest of Silverstream?
However, we all know the answer: +Tom Deenihan.
But that would mean he would have to take ownership and be accountable for the mess created by Bishop Smith.

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Pat do you see how humble you are. You acknowledge and recognise that clergy do not like you. But rather than that being a deterrent, it spurs you on. If most of the rest of them had as much voice as you the world would be a better place. Cowards the lot of them.

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Bishop – “Hi Fr, we have been made aware of allegations that you have been having sexual relations with……
Fr – “I have not had sexual relations with any man Bishop”
Bishop – “Well Fr, I was going to say a lady, but your quick response informs me if your innocence”

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Jimmy Saville didn’t hide his Catholic faith, although that was probably mostly an extension of his creepy mother worship, and she very much had the old style devoutness.

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9:59. You are 100 per cent correct. The HR director in D and C is a complete sycophant to her bosses and will do everything she possibly can to protect Lisbreen. A totally odious and unchristian individual. She did take on a long term member of staff and it cost the diocese a small fortune

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Look what happened under the nose of Noel Treanor; gay active priests, straight womanising priest, gambling priest, multiple alcoholic priests, feuding priests at war in front of parishioners, Daisy Chain NI, priests cottaging and yet he sits tight lipped on his flight to Belgium.

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10:59. Don’t know if it is the same man but a certain priest with links to Daly berated a parishioners children for being on the grass outside of his church so vociferously that the parishioner has vowed never to enter the church again whilst he is in post. She states that his behaviour was akin to verbal abuse and that he was lucky her husband was not in attendance. Sadly this behaviour by clerics is all too common. These people are not of God. They are lieutenants in the RCC mafia and have a sense of entitlement. Todays blog amplifies this behaviour. They think that they can do whatever they want. The response from the bishops house is hardly surprising. As long as the coffers keep being replenished the bishop doesn’t care what his lieutenants do. Abuse (both verbal and physical) misogyny , avarice are all in their game of control . What saddens me greatly is that ordinary catholics- those actively seeking Christ, can’t wake up to this rotten organisation. It is a total anaethma to the teachings of Jesus Christ

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11:01. Eugene us a total fool and a Cleric with a capital C. Everything about him is false starting with his phoney accent. I’ve never ever heard a man from Antrim speak in the tone he uses. Is he afraid to be himself? Parishioners have described him as an actor when he’s saying Mass. the altar is his stage and it’s all about him. I’m amazed the people of St Patrick’s have tolerated this buffoon for so long given his links to the British establishment, his comments on Irish unity and his despicable treatment of former long serving staff, not to mention the debacle of the soup kitchen. This man, from youth has always been a strange one and is openly ridiculed by other members of his vicariate. No wonder he was held back in the seminary for an extra year. The proud and long suffering people of St Patrick’s parish deserve so much better than this clown

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A priest cannot morally bless a gay union because this would mean blessing sexual acts that are unequivocally condemned in the Bible at every point of reference.
A priest who blesses what is sinful is harming souls, and he will be accountable for it.

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12.43
Not so. The few biblical texts there are refer to same-sex sexual activity by people the authors believed to be attractee to the opposite sex.

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What was on Martin Magill’s stolen computer equipment from the sacristy that sent him into a total panic. I bet he was relieved it was returned quickly but what was retrieved from it in that space of time? Martin comes across as all sweet but in private that sweet exterior evaporates. You should get him on the subject of Pat Buckley in private.

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What is your problem here? Father Magill is much respected across the sectarian divide. He was anxious to get his computer back to broadcast Thursday’s Compline (night prayer) to parishioners.
His church remains open for visitors and private worship unlike most other places of worship. He tries to build bridges. He cares. What do you do? You are simply a bigot spouting like an old sweetie wife,

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12:52 What’s going in the various parishes & Diocese where clergy and their cohorts post vile confirmations revealing their states of total panic. Bishop Pat is a wily old goat, can’t wait to read his findings. Keep up the good work +Pat.

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How are so many men made to feel inadequate sexually, still think they can mask this by becoming priests? You lot are all meant to be intelligent men but you are actually clowns masqueraded in a collar and for some a harness.

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Did Robert sort out Thurles, as he promised to, even if it meant picketing the meetings of the episcopal conference? Robert also promised to sort out Silverstream and get Dom Benedict sorted, after he repeatedly defamed Dom Benedict online.

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Ya all need to drink more and relax like me. Hope to see you in the Devenish again sometime Pat; you were great craic

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I find it rather tasteless speculating on a married man’s sexuality. I have been speculated about myself and it’s not nice for me or my wife, it’s very hurtful. I got very close to a gay friend, platonic, and he tried to ruin my marriage – he got obsessed with me and convinced others that I was gay. Tread easily with accusations please.

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Hello. I have been off air recently, so need a catch up, please. Has the new bishop for D&C been appointed? Secondly, what is the dirt on Noel T’s leaving do? Who got pissed and snogged the boss?

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Why is the church obsessed with sex? You can buy Viagra now in Poundland. The market for smuggling such items has dwindled. Drugs are for mugs, sex is for Rex.

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I am protesting outside Lisbreen tomorrow at lunch time (12noon). There are 4 of us so far. If anyone or your good self Pat, would care to join us – you are more than welcome.

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Everyone is a victim these days, where are all the survivors?! Tell your stories and stop apologising to people. People are too sensitive these days! World has gone PC mad. We have been told we are not allowed to say the word black, in work, around any black people in case we offend them. Even if it is just describing the colour of a cup, or wall etc. Madness

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If the Catholic Church is all about procreation then how come the mummy of the founder only had the one child?
It’s obvious and evidenced that Mary performed anal and oral sex with Joseph.

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The church teaches that the celibate state is the most holy and i think it was saint paul whi said that .
Having sex to procreatw was looked on as an original sin and the mother had to be cleansed from the sin of giving birth to a human. Did this teaching feed into people having abortions ?

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Pat you must choose a New bishop for D&C from the current flock – who do you choose to step up and make a further balls of it

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I work all week Pat but enjoy your blog at the weekend. If you are blogging on Silverstream again, can you please move it to a wet Tuesday afternoon. I love your feisty regulars who stand up to the sneaky holy joes and Mary’s but Silverstream ain’t worth the oxygen. I’ll read back over your other blogs today instead. Thanks Pat. Your blog is great. It helps so many with no where else to turn when church turns on them.

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I love a good Silverstream blog; the more often, the better, especially if you wake up through the night, as you do at my age. Bp Pat knows what his readers like.

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Tell your story
Shout it, Write it
Whisper it if you have to
BUT TELL IT
Some won’t understand it
Some will outright reject it
But many will thank you for it
And then the most magical thing will happen
One by one, voices will start
Whispering, ME TOO
And YOUR TRIBE WILL GATHER
And you will never feel alone again

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Father Marcel Desailly (France) and Father Jimmy Hasselbaink (Netherlands) are more on the left wing of the RCC and after a meeting with Fr Paddy McCafferty (Ireland) they were surprised at how old school and backward opinions he held.

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I wouldn’t be taking advice from left wing priests from Holland and France. The Church is kaput in both places.

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My uncle is a gay priest and it’s widespread and known, nobody gives a hoot! He gets more action than the rest of us and fair play to him.

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Why, as a woman, am I frowned upon if and when I open up about my sex life.
Yet men are applauded and cheered on.
I am not a slut, I am an adult woman with a healthy sexual appetite.

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There again, some of the teachers demanded to know about ours, at secular, day boys’ school, 54 years ago (while the nation’s religions stood prayerless and triumphal). I didn’t and don’t think it’s anyone’s business. I respect your choice as individual. Ours (and that of children) doesn’t get respected by stronger types.

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There is a massive clergy scandal in Cookstown soon to be revealed. Eamon has sat on his ass over this and it’s coming back to bite him. He never ever learns despite being told repeatdly.

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Pat, would you please pray for my dad? I’ve just received a phone call: he’s in hospital, and dying.
Thank you.

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Pat I’m exhausted, I have to work 5 nights a week now just to get by. On my only two days off I sleep the clock around, which is just as well as my boyfriend never wants to spend an evening with me even though I only get two a week. Should I continue on and hope he changes or move on while it’s still early days? Thanks for any advice.

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This blog is like a vocation you know, I’m sure it takes up a lot of time and energy so I would like to offer up my appreciation for all you do

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It is imperative that the celibacy rule isn’t abolished, because if people see the church being honest that all the priests are having it away, they’ll expect us to start being honest about our finances!
And once people know about those billions and billions where will we be?

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There are only 47 priests in active ministry in Derry diocese. In 1990, that figure stood at 147 priests.

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Reply to;Free Derry of Catholicismsays:
Jan 22, 2023 at 2:56 pm
The big question is, how many Roman Catholics were practising in 1990s? and how many are there practising today? or even baptised.
Lesser flocks need fewer shepherds surely?
Lesser flocks need or want less confessions, marriages, baptisms, Masses, even the Last Rites, Are you overworked? or just grumbling.
Look forward to the day when you will be ministering part-time, now won’t that be welcome.

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Bishop Pat, I am vehemently concerned about the danger presented by the church of Rome and consider it a duplicitous, criminal organization. But despite that, I can’t agree with your reading of that poster.
I would read it as being put out by probably older men who want to appeal to younger candidates by trying to make the priesthood look young, hip and happening.
I wouldn’t personally get a sexual message from that beyond a possible incidental one, if someone found the man attractive.
I think this is in a long tradition of similar attempts to make priesthood look cool, such as the campaign in England saying ‘Some things in black and white make sense,’ a spin on Guinness advertising.

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Most Priests love gullible young twinks to mould. That’s why they love a curate. There is an older Priest I know who is the exception to that though and he prefers the older gentleman’s company.

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A diocean vacuum is worse than a political one. It tends to bring out the knives metaphorically with clergy.

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4:31 pm says, “The stars of the blog are not TLM fans.”
Hilarious to say this on a Silverstream blog day! 🤣 🤣 🤣

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The blockbuster stars of the blog are Rory, Fr McCamley, Ryan, King Puck, JPL, Fr McCann, Ger, the beach priest, Purcell, the Trolley Dolly, the cherry-popper, the German Department, the ex-Dean of Maynooth, the Summer of Love crew, the ex-PP of Pomeroy and deacons various. Poncho wearers, every one.
The Silverstreamers are walk on parts and are am dram in comparison.

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RTÉ priest Fr Michael Toomey speaks out over ‘weekly attacks’ on priesthood.
Laura Lynott
January 22 2023.
“A well-known priest has spoken about the challenges of being a clergyman, with “divisions” in the Church and that priests should accept they’ll be “shamed, ridiculed, belittled, told to be quiet,” and “attacked.”
Fr Michael Toomey, who celebrates Mass on RTÉ News, stated in his Sunday homily that he was praying “that the many divisions and challenges within the Church can be resolved in a spirit of mutual respect and fraternity.” In a frank and open personal statement, Fr Toomey admitted there are “many challenges” with being a priest.”
“There seems to be a weekly attack on priestly ministry…”
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/rte-priest-fr-michael-toomey-speaks-out-over-weekly-attacks-on-priesthood-42305849.html

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Even in Africa it’s over.

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All the trolls must be at the ordination of Niall Coll and the following post sex parties hosted by different sectors of the RCC

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Your invite got lost in the post obviously.
Dr Coll is a man of joy , vision and hope. God bless him.

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The Roman church in Ireland were selling babies for profit; they turned a blind eye to our of control clergy buggering young boys all over the island;they set up the perverts in different locations;they stigmatised innocent young women and intimidated their families to shun them;they sold influence in an afterlife for cash…..the total demise of this filthy mafia organisation can’t come quick enough.

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That is so true. Chaplains /killaloe priests attached to Sean Ross in Roscrea mother and babyhome made fortunes bringing babies from the mother/baby home to America. Father always travelled with minders to meet the rich American Adoptive parents.. Wonder why?.. good RICH catholic families saving the souls of children born to poor ‘fallen’ Irish Catholic girls..

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