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Spiritans told abuse survivor (74) they would deny everything and ‘get him’ for costs

https://www.irishtimes.com/ireland/social-affairs/2023/01/24/spiritans-told-abuse-survivor-74-they-would-deny-everything-and-get-him-for-costs/

A survivor of abuse at a school run by the Spiritan congregation in south Dublin was told they would deny all allegations against them, force the case to a higher court and “get him” for costs.

Dr John Connolly (74) says he went to the Spiritan congregation in recent years with allegations of his abuse as a child in 1958 by the late principal Fr Robert Stanley (“Stanno”) at their Willow Park school in Blackrock.

STANLEY

However, Dr Connolly ended up in the Round Hall of the Four Courts in Dublin where he was told “they would not only deny everything but force it to a higher court and get me for costs [range €40,000-€80,000].”

SPIRITANS PUT ON SHOW

https://www.irishtimes.com/video/video/2022/11/16/we-are-deeply-ashamed-spiritan-congregation-apologise-to-abuse-victims/

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The RCC and its dioceses and religious are great at PR and pay expensive PR companies large sums of money to make them look good.

You can see this contrast today in how DR JOHN CONNOLLY was treated and the great SPIN in the video of the Irish Spiritan leader, Kelly.

When they get victims on their own, they threaten and bully them.

But when the TV cameras are rolling, they come across as sweet as grandma’s apple pie.

These people speak with forked tongue – and we know where the forked tongue originates.

Bishops and religious superiors re-abuse victims by their cover-up and by their bullying and threatening.

If they were men of God, they would reach for their prayer book and Bible when faced with suffering victims.

Instead, they google the most expensive lawyers to protect the millions in their coffers.

Does Jesus not say to them what he once said to Peter? “Get behind me Satan”.

I wonder how many little boys and girls the Spiritans and other Irish missionaries have raped and ravaged in Africa, Asia, and South America?

That Irish Missionary Paedophile Legacy is coming down the track!

Jesus wept !

135 replies on “Spiritans told abuse survivor (74) they would deny everything and ‘get him’ for costs”

Wonder why the notoriously anti-Catholic IT keeps on bringing up these ancient stories about Blackrock?

In that context, it was most disappointing to read Salvador Ryan’s article today in that awful paper, in which he lays into fellow Catholics.

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My favourite thing on this blog is when the cathbots call revelations of abuse anti Catholic and so let slip that they think their ‘church’ is about abuse. 🤷

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Why blame the messenger? Did bad stuff really happen at Blackrock? If so, then the church needs to face up to and deal with it. You give the impression that you would be happier if it was covered up and not reported.

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For ‘notoriously anti-Catholic’ read ‘fearless exposer of kiddie-fiddling by Catholic priests and its cover up by other Catholic priests’.
11.27, listen carefully, you, and your kind. The days of the Catholic Church’s stranglehold on Irish society are over. We WILL hold you, and your priestly acolytes, to account at every turn. You shall no longer hide behind walls of enforced silence.

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Clergy who “prove their worth” as expert cover up merchants go on “special assignment” this is published as “sabbatical” when hierarchy are preparing defences to hide more conflicts of interests and coverups about to hit the headlines. Mafioso Incorporated.

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It’s called freedom of speech
It is the civic duty of all citizens to report crime.
Various Legislation exists to protect whistleblowers from the white collared thugs & their cohorts that attempt to shut them up.
But you already know that don’t you Fathers & Co.

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The Irish Times newspaper and everyone else is fully aware of Roman Catholic hate crimes against women, children and vulnerable adults worldwide. Do you think we are all blind or what!!

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I have to disagree with you. I think Professor Ryan’s interpretation of Catholics and Christians is spot on, their Christian beliefs are often left behind as they leave their Church, until the following Sunday, never to be allowed out or, practiced outside.
The same can be said for some Roman Catholic priests and pastors, who should be leading the rest of us by their example.
It is not unusual for Roman Catholics and other Christians to cherry pick from their religious tenets, (on contraception, sex outside marriage, divorce, etc. nothing new there)
Ryan is absolutely right Christianity has a variegated movement, that I see as positive.
Sadly, it very often is those with the most faith who have the quietist voice. I have to agree with him, many Roman Catholic are neither admirable or lovable.
Where I disagree with Ryan is, none of this is a new phenomenon, only new to him, if he is lucky enough to live long enough, he will observe the same scenario played out in some form over and, over and, over again throughout his life.
One has to wonder what insight and, observations he has seen from that institution he mentions where he teaches theology.
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I’m not so sure I like Christians very much these days. Or …https://www.irishtimes.com › opinion › 2023/01/23 ›
2)Pope reminds Catholics to practice what they preach.
(Francis need to adhere to this advise himself.)

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It’s not ancient history. Dr Connolly came forward in very recent years and this is how he was treated. Salvador Ryan’s article was an excellent one, as one would expect in such a top quality newspaper, very fairly written.

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I read the article yesterday. It is a horrendous abuse account, one of hundreds. When I was about 9/10 the older “men” in their 20’s picked on me and sexually abused my by messing around. At 13-15 yrs of age an older man from a neighbouring village abused me. I felt utterly useless as the experience was a “secret” and it was ours alone. He gave me a sense of being special (grooming…now I know). One day I thought this is morally sinful and I need to stop. How I found the strength to break free from him I’ll never know. Think it was the Catholic teachings I heard about sins against God and that subconsciously told me “this is wrong”. I kept telling myself, I won’t be loved by God because of what was happening but that “ingrained belief” of some kind prompted me to say NO and smack the face off him one day. But the after effects of “I’m dirty” continued for many years until one day I went to a Dominican priest and explained what had happened. He saved me from a life of deep shame and guilt. He was so kind and understanding. That was in the 60′. To be abused in any way at any time sexually or otherwise is an egregious crime to endure. Abuse can halt your life emotionally and spiritually. To this day, after almost 5 decades, the visual memory returns too often. The Spiritan Fathers need to urgently establish a TRUTH Forum for all survivors. They need to rearrange their ownership/trusteeship of all their schools, though all are now run by lay principals and by a trust established by them. There are too many men suffering today because of their time as boarders in religious run schools. I spent 3 years in boarding school and was never ever abused in any way nor did I hear of such, though some brothers and lay staff were very strict and exacted discipline. But, my memories are happy ones and my boarding days came almost immediately when I stood up to my local abuser. I hope and pray that all survivors can find sufficient healing and peace to get through their days. It disturbs me that all too often the Church and religious orders have to be dragged to tell the truth and to accept and own their responsibilities and that they use all legal advice to unnecessarily deepen the pain of survivors. Their adversarial approach is utterly reprehensible.

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The Irish Government allows the RCC to run riot financially. Charitable status and all the grants they receive should be withheld at least until church has satisfactorily met their redress obligations. Many victims have already died awaiting redress. This is totally unacceptable.

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9:48 Sheep mentality, living in the past!
They should get with it and hone up on their foreign language skills because they ain’t seen nothing yet.

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Conflicts of interest all over the place. Most Clerics come from families with strong political affiliations and the obligatory “back scratching” continues to this day. Disgraceful that the ultra wealthy Roman Catholic Church is claiming building renovation and energy grants allegedly created to help people on low incomes including pensioners and disabled etc. Some Bishops even has their priests apply for Covid payments when churches were closed due to Covid. This was reported in the Irish media and is publicly available information.

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Stated that “the payment of JobKeeper moneys to the Roman Catholic Church and to priests is an example of hypocrisy by the Roman Catholic Church”.
The payments were disclosed when the ABC reported that the Diocese of Parramatta was asking priests to donate nearly half their payments back to the Church to improve its financial position.
In 2007 Cardinal Pell and the Archdiocese of Sydney successfully argued in the NSW Court of Appeal that they were not liable for the sexual abuse of a child by a priest because they did not employ the priest. They also successfully argued in the Eilis case that the Roman Catholic Church was not a legal entity capable of being sued.
The Bishop of Ballarat has pleaded he is not liable in more than 30 cases of child abuse by priests using the Eilis defence.
“By calling on the Australian government to amend the JobKeeper scheme to allow priests to receive this government support they are claiming a defacto employee relationship said Dr Morrison RFD SC.
“The JobKeeper scheme is designed to maintain the employee and employer relationship during the COVID 19 health crisis. It is completely hypocritical of the Church to claim JobKeeper payments for priests while, on the other hand, avoiding liability for serious and terrible crimes against children because priests are not technically employees”.
“It is improper and inappropriate for the Catholic Church to receive these payments from the Commonwealth”.

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11:00 At this rate Pell will actually be canonised, he’s obviously shown heroic virtue in avoiding liability for the kiddy fiddling priests he was supposed to be managing. I expect he’ll be the patron saint of showing off your bits in changing rooms. 🥽

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10.36am
At that time of day you obviously are not in a job, so are doubtless the recipient of handouts and freebies from the long-suffering taxpayers.

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The Spirit and and Jesuits against whom many accusations are made about teaching clerics must now pay out all compensation as a principle of justice. The provincial teams in both Orders now must act with speed, justice, honesty and accountability towards victims/survivors. They need utimately to do this for survivors, then for the school in which many good priests and teachers served and they need to do it for all sufferers of any abuse. The Orders seem committed to doing that and I hope they will continue to do so. When at boarding school for four years, not one bit of this kind of behaviour was witnessed. I feel lucky but my heart is with the grown men who were horribly used, abused, hurt and shamed in emotional pain as chuldren and young people. I hope they can find the space to get through these days. The Spiritans must pay all compensation and more. Wait till the African flood gates open with their experience of ABUSE by these coordinating predators.

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The won’t act with speed, justice, honesty and accountability. They will prevaricate and delay and use very legal means available to them. Because, inspire of their protestations, they do not really care. It’s clear.

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That is the reason I always state their original name, the Holy Ghost Fathers aka The Spiritans, it is a very smart move to change the name of the religious order, many may not associate the Spiritan title with the old one.
Many, I bet in Spiritan schools under it’s original name were sexually abused, we all know the method religious order’s have with problem priests, ship them to other parishes, other countries, other continents, there is no doubt in my mind many sex abuser priests were/are sent abroad to continue their filthy perverted ways, with no redress.

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8:28 the clerics have learned well from the tactics of their professional benefactors. Your daily reminder that the Roman Catholic Church is an extremely lucrative business where the smiling wolves in sheep’s clothing use the name and suffering of Jesus as a marketing tool to exploit the vulnerabilities of those foolish enough to enter their dens of inequity where even the church altar & monastery kitchen table is used at midnight for sex rituals and orgies. A sick and twisted organisation thoroughly addicted to all manner of abuse and wrong doing.

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Dodgy businesses ALWAYS change their name, either to make out they’re trading as someone else or in the name of reputational manipulation, sorry, management.
In the archdiocese of Birmingham the notorious Father Hudson’s Homes dropped the ‘homes’ after what had gone on in them became public.

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9:57 Dodgy goings on in breach of rights of the public going on in church offices everywhere. Conflicts of interest and self serving scheming commonplace.

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The spiritan order have said they are dealing with all cases that arise. They havn asked the Government for assistance. I see Sinn Fein / IRA want a victims led inquiry. There not so keen on a victims led tribunal into the murder and mayhem of the IRA over 30 years. No opportunity for victims or their families to tell their story. No compensation for the murders , the injuries, the knee capping, the disappeared, the bombing , the kangaroo courts . The list goes on. No calls for same either from liberal lefty Irish media. That’s modern Ireland for ya. A Sinn Fein / IRA led government in a few years time. Ya a very caring country indeed.

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Do you not know why the Irish State wants no investigation of SF-IRA? Because all along, the Irish police, army, judiciary, and governments colluded with these terrorists and don’t want that collusion to see the light of day. But the truth will out.

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Don’t forget the sexual abuse of both adult male and, adult females, plus the sexual abuse of children, which was inflicted by some members of the IRA.
1)
IRA child sex abuse survivors to meet minister over ‘kangaroo court’ abuse ‘cover-up’Paul Williams
June 04 2019 02:30 AM
2) Máiría Cahill: PSNI failed women over IRA sex abuse claims
Published
13 September 2018
3) IRA bomber given probation for sexually abusing children as teen
Dungannon courthouse
Tanya Fowles Thu 17 Nov 2022 at 07:10

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It’s all about the refusal of secular and religious clerics to take financial responsibility and pay compensation because of tge existential threat these pay out pose and they resist it tooth and nail.
Personally if I had anything to do with it I would ensure that every religious order who sexually abused and covered up would be bled dry with multi million pound and dollar compensation packages.
I mean what value on a child’s innocence and dignity?
Look out Birmingham after IICSA I’d say tge writing is on the wall and a tsunami of compensation claims are on their way.
Don’t be fooled by Nursie hes a good little boy and will do exactly as his CEO, lawyers and insurers tell him so as to prevent a single Penny of pay out – oh but they will apologise all day long.

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Yes, it’s strange that most diocese and religious orders have only had to make minimal compensation. Maybe it has something to do with the law which makes it very difficult to claim compensation and very easy to avoid paying it ? Usually you hear that some sessions counselling have been offered, but very rarely sum large enough to make a bishop’s eyes water. Perhaps somebody needs to organise a massive group case with money and backers behind it to take them on, all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary ? The Church has not been humbled by the revelation and publicity of the abuse scandal. Maybe it is time to really hit them where it hurts, and that is in the pocket ?

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I prefer Canada’s approach, of forcing the cult to sell assets, even a cathedral.
Unfortunately the US approach of punitive damages just means they’re getting creative about ring fencing assets, and in a wealthy country, doesn’t really punish them.

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Professional and opportunist parasites and kiddy fiddlers protected by their champagne and coke snorting pals with deep pockets & the essential little shits with form for miscellaneous “favours”.

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Champagne socialists with notions align themselves firmly with the clerical classes. The more recent blue collar recruits to seminaries only accepted due to vocations crisis don’t do well unless they are sexually and otherwise “obliging” to their masters.

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“Bishops and religious superiors re-abuse victims by their cover-up and by their bullying and threatening.
If they were men of God, they would reach for their prayer book and Bible when faced with suffering victims.”
Tom Deenihan must reflect on these words and his morally reprehensible mistreatment of Dom Benedict Andersen, the true Prior of Silverstream. Every new day offers Tom an opportunity to right the wrongs that he has committed. Coraggio is required Tom!

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8.02: Oh please Seamus….not your obsession again. Stay under the duvet…take your calming pills. Your obsession with the Bishop is risible and stupid. Invite Dom Benedict to live with you. Go on.

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9:32
Your attitude towards injustice is truly appalling.
Deenihan needs to resign along with a few other incompetent bishops.

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Seamus I respect your views but at this stage shouldnt you actually call Deenihan yourself? These comments are clearly not having an impact.

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10:15, To become another clerical causality! Why inaction from Deenihans
bishopric colleagues concerning a gross injustice not to mention the ongoing scandal of Silverstream.

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10.02 and 10.41:: Shouting on a blog so often from behind a laptop is easy. You both do it all the time. As said, go to Bishop Deenihan. Go. As for my appalling attitude to injustice: I am responsible for two abusers being imprisoned because of my quick and just responses re: abuse of altar servers by lay men who had unsuoervised access to many aspects of church life. I acted promptly and urgently at a time when no one spoke about such horrid crimes (late 70’s early 80’s). My parents instilled in us an acute sense of discerning “bad” people. Cop on about your daily diatribe against the Bishop. GO TO HIM FACE TO FACE…

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CTU, you ask a fair question. Does anyone have confidence that Tom Deenihan can be trusted?
There are people reading this blog who are withholding information that can smoke Tom out of his episcopal office. If people have concerns about anonymity for any reasons, surely there are secure discreet channels to bring information forward to Pat? Coraggio. People must find the courage to bring vital information forward. A single grain of rice can tip the scale.

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@ Seamus you need to call him or visit Bishops house. But even then these gobshites wont listen.

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12:24
Are we supposed to believe Deenihan doesn’t know of calls for his resignation or calls for a letter of good standing for Dom Benedict from him? Deenihan cannot be trusted.
You’ve told us the tale of the two altars boys numerous times, Martin. Maybe your attitude towards clerical injustice differs to injustices perpetrated by laity. Or maybe you think God speaks through the bishop. Do you not think Deenihans colleagues in the hierarchy ought to challenge him on the Anderson issue including the ongoing Silverstream scandal? Why do you consider calls for justice a diatribe? And why does Seamus posts bother you so much? Just wondering, Martin.

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10.02: For all your big mouthing about the Bishop your corragio is futile. YOU need to go and speak with him. YES, GO PERSONALLY TO HIM. As for Dom Benedict: if you are so concerned, invite him for a holiday to your home. Corragio Shamy, not mouthing for 2 years. Misneach…a Sheamais..misneach…

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I am going to print out about 20 of Seamus’ comments about TD and the monk and I’ll send them to TD, seeing as how Seamus seems incapable of doing so. We can then be sure that TD has heard what Seamus has to say and we might get some respite from repeated comments.

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EVERY Diocese and Religious Order on the island of Ireland needs to be investigated.
Safeguarding MUST be completely independent of the RCC.

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Agreed, they are a danger to society – there should be a Government Health Warning about these wolves in sheep’s clothing and their cohorts.

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The Spiritan Superior’s statement is carefully constructed, but, boy, how badly delivered ! Talk about bog ! Shouting in to a hand held mike held too close, all the emphases in the wrong places, and generally a very inept and unprofessional delivery for such an important matter. Surrounded by ill at ease people all squirming in their seats. I note he limits himself to Spiritan schools, which begs the question about the many Spiritans who will have served on the missions and in parishes and other places over the decades. Is there another tranche of abuse allegations yet to come from those places? This statement and its presentation does not inspire confidence. Or trust.

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No they don’t.
Sometimes religious orders used particular location as their place to put kiddy fiddlers, so it’s conceivable that the superior knows the Holy Ghost fathers used the schools like that, if they did. Many orders sent abusive priests to the US or missions, with the results we’ve seen.
If this seems a bizarre way of dealing with it, that’s because it is. And remember that the church’s current inadequate response is actually a very slight improvement on what they used to do to pander to father’s little ways

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“Are we sufficiently caring for the life and dignity of every person here, recognising their needs, their rights and freedoms? Are we open to establishing the full truth of our past, so as to enable justice and true remorse, and in that way facilitate forgiveness and healing?”
(From Homily to celebrate World Day of Peace)
“Peace, reconciliation and forgiveness on this island can only be progressed if we bring to light the truths about our troubled past that remain hidden and festering”.
“It may seem ambitious but might we in the Churches offer to help develop an agreed truth recovery process to address the legacy of pain and mistrust that continues to hang over us,” he said.
“Looking to the future, he said that peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness across Ireland could only progress by shedding light on the truths of a troubled past that remain “hidden and festering”.
(suggestions during a service at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast 23/1/223)
So put the rhetoric into practice in the RCC in relation to dealing with abuse victims/survivors. After all Amy acknowledged there is a crying need for atonement, inner healing, and hope in the aftermath of the abuse scandals. The hierarchy stated a ‘reckoning’ has still to take place in the church on the still unresolved issue of clerical sex abuse – according to a statement following the winter meeting of the Irish bishops conference at Maynooth in early December 2022. Is Amy going to initiate this reckoning or process of atonement? Would turkeys vote for Christmas! I suspect the financial costs associated with reckonings atonement and inner healing are so great it will never happen because the hierarchy fear the institution will be financially fleeced due to numbers of abuse victims/survivors. So Amy will continue to waffle in the interests of diplomacy and public relations while appearing to be ever so concerned.

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Suspicious that the accused retired aged just over fifty in 2002. Why? And has the diocese been providing for him all this time?

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Maybe + Dick will give us one of his reassuring fireside chats ?! I must say, however, that the reporting of this particular case does indicate that it is at the lower end of the scale of offending – touching and massaging. Maybe the report isn’t telling all the gory detail. There isn’t any report of rape or intrusive sexual assault. Of course, before the baying wolves set off, let me say that this guy should not even be doing that. However, I do suspect that these days the prosecuting authorities prosecute stuff that would not have been even considered prosecutable a few years ago, but such is the mood these days that the slightest inappropriateness is seen as something that has to be pursued. I’ll be interested to see how this case turns out, and whether what this guy has done is so terrible that he goes to prison. I suspect he will either get off or get some non-custodial sentence.

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‘should not even be doing that.’
Still felt the need to comment that it’s lower end *to you*, though, didn’t you.

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1109 – because it is at the lower end, it would appear. Fact. A balanced, fair and just view is not achieved by ignoring the facts. Or would you prefer a lynch mob ?

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@9.29am The new bishop in East Anglia bears no remembrance to Dick Emery so it’s a silly comparison and a silly name.

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I know of a religious who abused in our school in the 80’s he was transferred to Dundalk, then he left the order. He spent next 20 years teaching in Spain unknown to Spanish authorities. The local superintendent at the time would not allow him to be prosecuted even though he was abusing. Two gardai went to Spain but nothing happened. I believe there are victims in Spain and other countries who have yet to come forward. The gardai have also alot to answer for. No mention of gardai in any paper.?? Were the gardai agents of the church? Were they complicite in there roles? Major questions not answered.

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9:52, Gardai in Waterford knew Bill Kenneally was sexually abusing adolescent boys but did nothing to stop him. State agencies are not to be trusted.

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Yes and the relevant ones are in for the high jump, quite soon I believe, some of whom are involved in another serious agenda in recent yrs too!!
Never learn it seems.

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Just like that boring character who seeks to deflect by continually asking questions about social workers. Must be a ‘slow reader’ not to have realised his diversions don’t work

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3:17 That’s surprising. You would think the instant wisdom received at ordination would meet all eventualities.

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7:49 I never cast pearls before swine. Besides, it would stop you wondering who I am.

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8:50 I couldn’t give a stuff who you are, sunshine. Clueless is definitively the operative word. Are you wearing faux pearls in your mothers back bedroom while posting inane comments…🙃

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3.07pm
Nursie has sometimes weird going on as he’s unduly and excessively submissive almost as if it brings him pleasure – saw this at ICSSA where he admitted or confessed to not writing his own letter to victims but was instructed by his insurer.
He’s also a lot more ruthless than anyone would imagine – the overt politeness and genial rather excessive politeness is a mask – Birmingham hate nothing more than parting with their cash!!
If you want to know what Nursie really thinks listen in on unguarded conversations with his auxiliaries and VG’s – oh Robert Byrne was his auxiliary and my o my did he have a loose tongue!!

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Poor Nursie ! He really does seem a bit clueless and simple, and too nice. But, I suspect beneath there is something a lot sterner and more focussed. He doesn’t like confrontation and leaves the dirty work to others, but he gives the direction of travel. I think he is at the stage of life where he would prefer a simple and quiet life, hence the domestic stability offered by Dominic and Sister Luke. You can’t blame him really. He’s got real problems in Brum, especially with clergy numbers, and with the number of clergy who historically and presently are in trouble, in prison, MIA, c/o or just simply disappeared. It is not sustainable. Something will have to give. In the meantime, he is able to top up the numbers with lots of South Asian imports, which kind of does the job, but isn’t a long term solution to the problems. He’s also got Oscott which has its own problems, but he does seem a bit blind to what is bleedingly obvious when you visit the place or see the characters who are there. All the gay antics and antiquarian styles aside, you do have to ask yourself if a seminary like that is best equipped to train men for a modern priesthood, rather than taking refuge in the certainties of the past like specialness, set apartness, ontological and sacramental change, clericalism etc ? It does not work by and large, and has a huge fall out rate, especially in the early years after ordination. Any company / business / institution would be asking serious questions as to whether it is fit for purpose. I suppose Longley is just hoping that he can get to retirement before having the place hit the buffers, and I guess by now he is hoping that he isn’t going to be moved on to anything bigger and more burdensome. By the way, what does he do in his spare time in order to relax ? I suspect very little.

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Main individual highlighted once seen to be “obliging” – in public – to a strange outsider, at a colleague’s expense.

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He spent 7yrs in foster care, in 13 different foster homes.

He got his first acting job answering an ad he saw in a shop window.

He was given nothing, was meant to achieve nothing.

Yesterday- aged 30 – BARRY KEOGHAN was nominated for an Oscar.

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN (2022)

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Crown Prosecution Service & Police of England and Wales report on disability-motivated hate crimessays:

Reporting that disability hate crime has risen to record levels and calling for additional legislation to address the specific problem of disability-motivated hate crime.
A similar trend is observed across Northern Ireland. The PSNI is reporting incidents of disability-motivated hate crimes are now at their highest level since 2005.
This represents a significant lack of redress for victims.

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Fr Duncan Amek stands for a worrying tendency according to the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests – SNAP USA – also see SNAP AUSTRALIA & SNAP NEW ZEALAND support groups.
There are calls for United States Homeland Security to concentrate on foreign priests implicated elsewhere in sexual and financial misconduct entering the United States on religious visas facilitated by Bishops moving them around the world. It is anticipated that Bishops are heedlessly lowering their standards as the priest shortage worsens with predictable deadly effects.

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Global Outcry over Volunteering at Orphanages organised by Clerics for their lay and ordained colleaguessays:

The Dutch parliament held a debate on the practice and its connection to human trafficking.
Author JK Rowling spoke at a conference for global leaders saying “despite the best of intentions, the sad truth is that visiting and volunteering in orphanages drives an industry that separates children from the opportunity for a family life and puts children at risk of neglect and abuse”.
Critics call it “orphanage tourism” arranged by church or other agency and where vacationers may just set aside time to visit an orphanage and play with the children.
The unregulated nature of orphanage tourism means there are no reliable numbers on how many volunteers participate each year and this practice is so widespread that the UK and Australia as well as the US have taken public stands.
These trips can bring in a lot of money to orphanages in the form of fees and onsite donations.
In addition visitors often convince family & friends back home to make significant donations as well.
OSSO – Orphanage Support Services Organisation, for example, has volunteer opportunities in Ecuador and Thailand with a $190 application fee, a requested $100 donation and a $695 fee for one week to cover living expenses, transportation to the orphanage and other expenses.
Critics have stated that all this money has led to unscrupulous institutions promising food, education or a better life to recruit children from poor local families into the orphanages.
The US Department of States 2018 Trafficking in Persons report states that
“Child finders” as its report calls recruiters capitalise on parental concerns about poverty, conflicts, natural disasters and lack of resources for a child with disabilities in order to convince parents to turn over their children who are then used to attract lucrative international donations and volunteers.
A Save the Children report published in 2009 estimated that globally at least 4 in 5 children in institutional care have at least one living parent.
The Trafficking in persons report says that some institutions force children to perform traditional dances or interact with visitors to encourage more donations.
In addition the Report notes they are sometimes malnourished or not given sufficient medical attention to garner more sympathy from visitors and donors. Critics are calling these practices modern slavery.
In 2018, Australia became the first country to criminalise recruiting children into orphanages as a form of slavery.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child declares that every child has the right to grow up in a family environment and it’s Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children states that institutional care should be a temporary “last resort” for “the shortest possible duration”.

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12.01pm
Interesting post – not sure what Nursie does for a hobby – he’s more like a delicate cosseted spinster and spends his life being nice, polite and overseeing the Omnishambles which is Birmingham.
Yes he definitely doesn’t want to do any dirty work or confrontation and enjoys the frisson of others taking his bullets but he is responsible for letting the the gay culture drag on at Oscott .
But as a gay man himself now with his boyfriend Dominic it tow he’s even more compromised and ineffective.
They can’t sustain their ongoing losses year by year (£5 million and rising) and Birmingham is just one giant old boys nursing home.
Not sure how old he is and no way will be promoted further he’s a liability and damaged goods on the Sageguarding front. So the future is very much a focus on securing his retirement and who knows living happily ever after with his new boyfriend Dominic. St Luke is lovely but so Butch and can’t see Jenny the long suffering secretary being there forever but my God she must know where the bodies are buried.

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Elsie has his Carmel, Nursie has his Dominic, Conroy had his lady friends several. Whom do the rest gave ?!

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The principal in Blackrock college has been in his post for 23 years. Before being appointed principal he taught there. Before being appointed a teacher he was a student there. He must have known what went on. He must have been told about what went on. True justice would be where everyone in positions of power and who did not act should face the consequences.

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3.21: An interesting comment. Same observation can and is now being made about the Spiritan’s Templeogue College under lay principalship but with Spiritan Patronage. ..Huge management, patronage, staff and gender issues have required mediation and other professional services. Once Catholic schools become staffed by more and more teachers of little faith or none and the more secular our society, the greater will be the many issues around Catholic Ethos, particularly under sexuality and relationships programmes. Being a principal in primary or secondary schools is very challenging..I’m so glad to be out of management and just act as chaplain.

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The only thing left to make this complete is for him to have been abandoned on the steps of the college by his mother who was knocked up by a Holy Ghost father.

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3:21 that’s why he’s the Principal, look closely at the connections of many teachers and principals and members of school management board, populated by generations of tried and trusted cover up merchants and character assassination specialists.

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The principal of Blackrock College is a homophobe and a bully who has no place governing the lives of children. His name is Alan McGinty and he made my life hell as a child. He once humiliated me for ‘having a period’ in front of my entire year. He should be removed or resign.
Comment on Twitter:
@leoie 8:57pm Jul 19,2021

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Brum and 5 million losses a year, so no wonder he’s casting his gaze towards the Johnson Fund ! Bring back Wilcox to the defence ! Nursie wouldn’t be able to overcome him. Not sure who the trustees of the Johnson Fund are these days. But they need to stand firm, because their future retirement livelihood will be in jeopardy if Nursie gets his hands on it and uses it to fill the gaps and losses in leaky Birmingham. There’s definitely trouble ahead for him on safeguarding, clergy numbers, church attendance, general interest in religion, moving demographics of the diocese toward Birmingstan, increasing Muslim predominance in that area, as well as huge financial losses, not to mention the mission to the imprisoned and MIA clergy.

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Benny, functionally, was not even a Christian, since Jesus wouldn’t have betrayed abused children (as Benny did).

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6:27
While Frankie protects his abuser pals, hasn’t gone back to Argentina and endorses the globalists new world order.

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6:27 Exactly. Funny how once again being Catholic coincides, for absolutely no reason at all, with promoting kiddy fiddlers. 🤔

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Don’t you love the way the old queen kept shtum while she was alive and left loads of bombs to go off after her death.

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Yes; it’s a polite way of calling the sly old bitch a ‘coward’ (and her a tough ex-Nazi, too 🙄).

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I spent 31 years in the New York Police Dept. 26 of those years as a detective in various precincts. On my first few weeks as a detective I was mentored by an old streetwise cop (2nd generation irish).
His advice to me was “Always treat anything a priest tells you with suspicion’
His advice was very wise.

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You keep repeating that like a bad pint of ale. If you had proof you would have cited it. How many bent and crocked cops have you come across.I suspect most cops like yourself and the MET here in London are totally untrustworthy. Never trust a cop

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5:45, welcome to how the world sees you. 4:54’s point was echoed by the Boston Globe reporters who said that talking to bishops reminded them of nothing so much as talking to mafia bosses.
Thing is, when you promote crime, people see you as criminals.

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4.54pm: Harlem Harry: Have a real hard look at how your organization treats non white people. Disgustingly ugly, racist and fascist in nature is the USA police force. Just don’t be black and poor or marginalised…

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4.54pm
Great advice – I’ve been involved with clergy and associate personnel for over 30 years in a professional capacity and would concur that anything a priest says treat with some suspicion as they lie and speak double talk and with a forked tongue.

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3.33pm
Elsie – Carmel
Nursie – Dominic
Egan – JPL
O’Toole – young private secretary- v odd vibe something not right – alarm bells.
.and so on…

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Name and pic of the O’Toole young beau secretary, and I’ll apply my Gaydar. Actually, no need, because it’s going to be pretty obvious that he’ll be Friend of Dorothy, isn’t it ?! Anyhow, it will be interesting to know who it is and where he has come from. Oh, I do love a treasure hunt !

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Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice is an extremely serious matter but the RC Mafia conveniently opt to overlook this fact much like they opt to overlook their heinous transference of abusive clergy from one parish to another.

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6.31pm
Don’t have a pic but his first name is Johnathan and seems right wing and fastidious and v aware of his ecclesiastical status – v odd in one so young but O’Toole is kidding no one so obvious so gay.

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Todd at 4:06, yes I’m sure Deenihan is more than happy to welcome into his house a regular contributor to this blog. Are you cracked?

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Pope Benedict Issues Warning From The Grave
Benedict Penned 16 Essays To Be Released Only After His Death Warns Of Radical Manipulation, Gender Ideology, Sexual Perversion At Catholic Seminaries, Western Authoritarianism And Other Grave Concerns
January 24, 2023
from by Staff
“A book of essays penned by the Pope was published in the wake of his death but largely suppressed in the West, likely because it issues a grave warning regarding propaganda and woke ideology infiltrating the West. Benedict’s essays were written to warn people, and Catholics in particular, about a “radical manipulation of human beings” and “the distortion of the sexes by gender ideology.”
https://www.complicitclergy.com/2023/01/24/pope-benedict-issues-warning-from-the-grave/

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You would think there would be some urgency about releasing these warnings.
He may of course have held off because they would only prompt people to remind him that he was himself censured for modernism.

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Changes to canon law will mean moneys for missions will go through parallel channels, rather than parallel channels to the parallel channels.

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Are you passionate about addressing the issue of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church and supporting survivors of that abuse? Would you like to work with other Catholics in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee who share this passion?
If so, the Awake Board of Directors would like to hear from you.
Find out more:http://www.awakemilwaukee.org/how-you-can-help

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