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O’BRIEN RIP – ROBSON OF DUNKELD – BYRNE OF HEXHAM AND NEWCASTLE – CHRISTOPHER MORRIS ET AL……

MC COY LEFT AND BYRNE RIGHT

In the last few days, I have been contacted by a number of UK media and journalists with regard to the Bobby Byrne scandal in Hexham and Newcastle.

The story has hit the mainstream media, and a number of very capable hacks are digging and digging deep.

It seems to me that the scandal is set to deepen and draw in other senior and junior clerics.

Was the UK nuncio Gugerotti determined to have the episcopal heads of STEPHEN ROBSON of DUNKELD and ROBERT BYRNE of Hexham and Newcastle before he left The UK to take up a job in the Roman Curia?

They are both gone !!!

ROBSON

The relationship would see Keith “Bunny” O’Brien fulfil his promise to Stephen “Petal” Robson, to be the auxiliary bishop of Edinburgh.

Bunny O’Brien fulfilled his promises by making Stephen Petal Robson an auxiliary bishop, much to the annoyance of Mike Regan, the Cathedral Administrator. Mike was so annoyed by Bunny O’Brien’s broken promise of a bishopric that not only did he hide Petal’s crozier and mitre just before the ordination Mass but he was one of the four ex partners who brought Cardinal Bunny O’Brien down before Mike himself passed away of ………..

MIKE REGAN

The minute O’Brien was exposed, Pettal Robson cut him off as quickly as Cushley was to banish Petal to Dunkeld at the first opportunity.

Robson became close to seminarian Christopher Morris, recently ordained by Bishop Holy Toaly for Motherwell.

Christopher Morris had been expelled from seminary , but Stephen Robson’s assistance finished his studies.

When Christopher Morris was in Oscott seminary, Bishop Robson visited him there.

On those visits, Robson stayed with Robert Byrne, who was the auxiliary bishop of Birmingham.

We have not heard the end of this saga.

It seems that there are wheels within wheels, and the English and Scottish bishops are preparing themselves for a lot more in-flight turbulence 😞

96 replies on “O’BRIEN RIP – ROBSON OF DUNKELD – BYRNE OF HEXHAM AND NEWCASTLE – CHRISTOPHER MORRIS ET AL……”

Conflicts of interest all over in the day to day operations of the Roman Catholic mafia. Specialists in all levels of economic crime from the basket to the board rooms.

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What a little network ! And how prissly offended that Regan chap must have been not to get a mitre, and Robson getting it in his place, for him to get together with others and nix O’Brien. Nothing is as offended or vicious as a queen who has been passed over ! Is Regan dead now ? The others who colluded with him, where are they ? Strange that they didn’t bother to do anything for years until one of them, at least, felt aggrieved and hurt and thought he’d get his revenge. Not exactly noble. Anyhow, O’Brien had it coming for him and he was a hypocrite, classic culture wars warrior transferring all his own sexuality frustrations and lies in to bashing others. What a mess. And to think that the ordinary Joe and Josephine Soap in the pew looked up to these people. Well, they did. Probably not now.

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Pat….you’ll be a millionaire yet with giving your scoops to the press. Who needs priesthood or a bishopric? There is more to be uncovered. Much more. Well done.

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Meta has confirmed that they will reinstate Donald Trumps Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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At the end of the day the priest/Bishop relationship is a glorified rentboy scheme. The “good” Boyz are ordained regardless of suitability for ministry. No wonder it’s all gone t*** up in the RCC.

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Yes. + Pat, E&W and Scottish bishops will have to buckle up and get out their sick bags, because the ride looks as though it is going to be bumpy and turbulent. The Byrne / H&N trouble looks as though it consists of layers and layers of scandal and questionable behaviour, which might be hard to unpick, but investigations will reveal the truth, and it will not be pretty. As far as I can make out, there are distinct matters at stake. Firstly, Byrne’s managerial ability in dealing with some difficult issues, in particularly issues of safeguarding, and his bad, questionable and unwise decisions in that area. Secondly, Byrne’s own personal life, and an accusation – seemingly historical, from a priest – of some inappropriateness that has found its way to the police (whether they action it or not remains to be seen) and which also has been referred to Rome (which will have a different standard of evidence on judgement). There will be bit players along the way, from within and without the diocese, who will have involvement in both these matters which confront H&N and Byrne. In addition, there are questions to be asked about Byrne’s elevation to auxiliary bishop and then diocesan bishop, and who knew what and when, in particular about the accusation that has been made against him, but also in the wider sense of his ability, or lack of it. Everyone is now asking, as they asked at the time, why has Byrne been made a bishop ? So, many questions of judgement to be answered by, amongst others, the Nuncio, the Vatican, and those bishops in E&W who were pushing Byrne’s candidacy. Another issue is, of course, what is happening to Byrne at present ? Where is he ? This is pertinent because if there are safeguarding issues and concerns on various levels about him, then the wisest and appropriate thing in the meantime would be for him to be removed from any contact, at the very least, with vulnerable or young people. This would, in my mind, preclude any lodging in a parish, Oratory house, or anywhere he would come in to contact with vulnerable and young people. In this country and abroad. I think an assurance should be given by the Church authorities that this is the case. Perhaps you should write to + McMahon and ask for an assurance that this is the case, + Pat ?

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@ 9:32am
Watch! out Watch! out there’s gossip about, and her use of all those + signs before bishop’s names should tell us who she is. Beware of any gossip coming from that quarter.🙄

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What investigations? All Leo “Leonora” Cushley said after the probe on Bunny was conducted was, “the Vatican is now finished with Bunny”.

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I wonder did Benedict, following his visit to the Oratory and Newman’s canonisation, push for an Oratorian to be made a bishop ? Not sure of the timeline, but sounds plausible.

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Pope Benedict the Backstabber
Spills the beans on
Pope Fraudulent Francis
From the Grave!!!
The Mafia that keeps on giving!
🤣😇🤣😇🤣😇🤣😇🤣😇🤣

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When Benny trespasses at the Pearly Gates, he’ll be told, in no uncertain terms: “Judas, you took a wrong turning at Death’s Cossroads. Go back the other, darker way.” 🔥

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Stephen Robson has parkinsons disease. The last time I seen him he was struggling to walk. I think only half of this story is true. Dunkeld had been vacant for 3 years prior to his appointment.

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NONE of this story is true. More shortly when I have finished reading the garbage comments here. With all due respect, of course.

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Interesting connection here: https://www.facebook.com/EdinburghRCdiocese/posts/monsignor-regans-requiem-mass-monsignor-michael-regans-life-was-built-upon-three/927405870663851/. Mgr Michael Regan’s funeral mass pictures. The priest who turned over O’Brien after he was passed over for a bishops’ mitre. It was always spun that he and a few other priests were upset about O’Brien’s hypocrisy especially about sexuality, and were acting out of conscience and integrity, but maybe it was really just frustrated ambition, wounded pride, and a desire to get even for a promise seemingly broken? And, who is there in the front row, bold as brass ? Dean Kennedy. It’s interesting that he’s not concelebrating, perhaps in one of his suspended animation phases, but definitely in clericals and definitely not being shy or retiring. What is the connection between Regan and Kennedy ? Two deans, or ex-deans, from the same pod ?

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If it brings you to the Facebook page for Edinburgh Archdiocese, you will find a search box top right, next to ‘watch now’ and ‘follow’. Press and put in ‘Regan funeral’ and it should bring you to the right page with all the photos. Let me know if it works.

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If this link (https://www.facebook.com/EdinburghRCdiocese) brings you to the Facebook page for Edinburgh Archdiocese, you will find a search box top right, next to ‘watch now’ and ‘follow’. Press and put in ‘Regan funeral’ and it should bring you to the right page with all the photos. Let me know if it works.

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Kennedy is right behind the family in the second row; and he’s carrying the coffin out of the church. Very close connections there. What close connections ? How come ? You couldn’t make it up !

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I’d get to it quickly if I were you, because as soon as Edinburgh know that people are interested in these photos they will be removed ! Omertà !

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How would the Dean of Belfast know Nancy Regan? They won’t have met in the seminary and wouldn’t have met professionally. A funny friendship and quite close if the Dean was one of the coffin bearers.

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Can someone just dowload the pics and send them to Pat, rather than complicated instructions on how to access them.

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Yes, second row seating behind the family, coffins bearer…….these things speak of a closeness to Regan and to the family. Maybe Order of Malta ? Whatever, Kennedy is not shy about appearing at a time when to be honest he was under a cloud, and isn’t concelebrating because he’s not allowed to. He was definitely sending out signals of defiance at this funeral. Cushykins can’t have failed to notice him and to know who he was and what his story is.

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Paddy Walsh paid or offered $65,000 (of the Sheep’s money?) for Paddy McCafferty to have private counselling in The States.
See how these clerics love one another… with other people’s money. 🤣

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More turbulence should include ‘ #me too’, those targeted female parishioners, groomed by ‘celibates’, to enable clerical fornication and adultery, who after they have had had their fill, are ‘moved on’ and, carry on regardless. Often in the same way that children under RCC care are and were abused.

It looks impossible to square the circle of sexual abuse in the RCC.
“Lord wash away my iniquity. Cleanse me from my sin”……until next week……

Deliver us from evil. Amen.

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I recall at the time one priest saying, “if I know Bunny, his resignation would be a selfless act of self-sacrifice”, and a woman attending his funeral said, “He was a good Bunny but just made the wrong decisions.”

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Who the hell is Bunny? It is also a moniker of His Grace, the Archbishop of Birmingham aka Norah and Nursie. I take it you are not referring to him?

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The latest statistics from the RC ‘church’ in Poland say mass attendance has fallen by 10% in just three years. 20% in some places.
Hooray!

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1:41 Can’t be. Poland used to be cathbot central but y’all messed that one up as well with your kiddy fiddling priests.

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@12:10
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14.

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Do you think trans women who have fully transitioned should be housed in an all female jail if they are there for raping another woman? Do men who rape other men not get sent to an all male prison?

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Why are child rapist clergy walking the streets and remain facilitated by the RCC. Far more than one Cardinal Pell type in the rotten apple barrel of the RCC worldwide.

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Keep to the subject. Todays content will yield rich picking. There will be a few pointy hats and clergy in Scotland shitting themselves tonight.

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I am astounded to read the dreadful comments here about Bishop Stephen Robson, who is ill and has resigned because of that illness – although my own suspicion is that, perhaps, too, he has had enough of Pope Francis the First (and we sincerely pray, the Last).
I resist speculating when I hear news of possible scandal and I try to contact the person, priest or bishop concerned, to ascertain the facts. Hence I can say that, as one of the very few (probably only, for the most part/for quite some time) bishop to afford me the courtesy of a reply to my communications, Bishop Robson has merely tried to be a friend to Christopher Morris because he believed that he was a victim of false allegations or similar sob story. I have no problem believing that, not least because I did the same thing.
Now, though, I wouldn’t believe Christopher Morris if he told me there had been claims of a pandemic this past two/three years. However, that was not always the case. When he phoned me, after I lodged a cause for concern at the Scots College in Rome, I thought butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth. Sincerity writ large. A confession that he had been wrong to engage in the “gay lifestyle” (excuse the euphemism) and that he would change his ways in the future. I believed him. Silly me. It’s a wonder I’ve not featured in a documentary alongside the many other numpties who have been conned out of house and home by promises of jam tomorrow in some madcap money-making scheme.
So, leave off tormenting Bishop Robson. He is not only the only Bishop in Scotland who shows courtesy by replying to correspondents, but he is also the only senior churchman to show tolerance and understanding of those of us who adhere to the authentic Catholic Faith and liturgy. Our Lady of Lourdes, Health of the Sick, pray for him…

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I attended the SSPX mass in Edinburgh last Sunday. Father Sebastian Wall is compelling as well as having a sense of humour. I was impressed by the range of the congregation, and should love to be able to attend regularly.

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And where the Organist was once ordained by a wandering Bishop who was a florist in Barnsley. The same organist also once ran a gay foot fetish webste called ‘FootmanUK’.

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And where the orgainst was once ordained by a wandering bishop who ran a florist in Barnsley and ran a foot fetish website called ‘FootmanUK’. I hope those Orats have small feet.

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Well, that figures, and where he’ll meet up again with Daniel, once the darling of the Oxford Oratory until a hasty exit never explained.

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Meaning what regarding Manchester? St Chad’s is one of the very few churches I’d go out of my way to attend Mass. So, if you have something to say, come out with, rather than make loaded remarks against a very fine community.

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A very fine community? Suggests you go once a week to their Novus ordo Sung Mass you dont know the history and personalities, where’s Fr Hilton one of the founding fathers? Perhaps you think Fr Ray’s sermons are inspirational ” When I was on holiday on the island of Ischia …”

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Bobby’s in the papers ’cause he tried to flee Hexham
He’ll soon be in the dock and in the papers once again
McCoy’s got his story about the Drag Queen and the Dean
It may be false, it may be true
But nothing has been proved
Bobby’s in his dressing-gown now, breakfasting alone
Too sick to eat, he’s on his feet and to the telephone
Malcolm McMahon soothes him with his sympathetic tone
It may be false, it may be true
But nothing has been proved
In the diocese a resignation
Guilty faces, every one
Bobby’s fallen out with Nursie
Morris has got a gun
“Please Please Me”‘s number one
Now, Bobby’s in the dock for spending money on a tawdry house, and the prosecution says that money burned
A hole in Bobby’s pocket, for expensive sins he yearned
It may be false, it may be true
But nothing has been proved
In the news the suicide note
In the court an empty space
Even Bobby’s looking worried
McCoy is pale and drawn
“Please Please Me”‘s number one
Last night he wrote these words to his friend:
“Sorry about the mess
I’m guilty ’til proved innocent
In the public eye and press”
The funeral’s very quiet because all his friends have fled
They may be false, they may be true
They’ve all got better things to do
They may be false, they may be true
But nothing has been proved
Nothing
Nothing has been proved
Oh, nothing
Nothing
Oh, nothing
Nothing
Oh, nothing

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The suicide note ? Actually 3 letters ! 2 with Northumbria Police and 1 in my possession, the funeral quiet at my insistence and within a week of passing,the empty seat in court telling to those that know and divine intervention in the form of Icloud backup……non of it false all of it true, those that have reason to worry should be worried,everything comes to those that wait…..

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4.29pm
I have to say tge tone and style of your missive raised alarm bells – what is it about adherents to the Latin Mass who seem unable to avoid sounding arrogant and delusional.
A bishop responds to your correspondence and your judgement of said bishop is he can do no wrong when I suspect the bishop you refer to retired early because like Byrne the skeletons are dropping out of tge cupboard.

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Anonymous the One Millionth…
For people who are so creative with the teaching of the Catholic Church and so creative with the truth in general, that you can’t find a username other than “Anonymous”? Gimme a break.
And what is it about people who can’t write a couple of sentences without including a false dichotomy.
I’ll give you time to think about that one OR to sue your English teacher, whichever comes first.

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Typo…
“That you can’t find a username”, should read “isn’t it odd that you can’t find a username other than “Anonymous”?

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Patricia,
Some constructive feedback…
You might want to sue your own English teacher, as the structure of that comment doesn’t read very well, and it makes little sense.
Also, your constant and cringeworthy ‘gerragrip’ / ‘gimme a break, patter really is embarrassingly outdated.
Surely, someone spending all their time on the Internet, can at least find a contemporary turn of phrase to use? Please update your cheesy 1980s US
chatshow patter ASAP, its so off putting.
Thanks

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I have to say that the tone and style of your comment is very bigoted and negative.
Never have I ever read on CTS website any swearing or bitter personal attacks on individuals as I do on this blog. There is proper moderation.
This is quite simply a priest baiting blog. CTS write or contact individuals before they go into print to ensure fair play. This blog does not.
I had decided a while ago not to contribute nor read this blog because of the filth. It is not a Christian blog. However, my attention was drawn to the comments about Bishop Robson. This Bishop is highly respected in Dunkeld/Dundee and beyond. These comments are totally unjustified.
You do need to spell the word “the” not “tge”
No doubt these comments will not be published

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Is that Scottish lady in the Dublin diocese connected? She’s not very liked by the clergy in Dublin. We are glad shes gone. Full of herself.

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Thirty years ago, I asked the then Archbishop O’Brien to arrange appropriate residential care support for an uncle of mine who had retired from the priesthood after more than 50 years and who was unwell and unable to live alone. My request to him arose after attempts to secure support by other means had been fruitless over many months. As soon as Archbishop O’Brien was conversant with the details, he resolved the request within days. Thanks to that intervention, my uncle spent the final year of his life in a peaceful care setting.
Notwithstanding all of Archbishop O’Brien’s faults and failings and the horrific damage inflicted on so many people, he helped my family to secure care and dignity for a dying relative.

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POPE’S COMMENTS ON ABUSE ARE NOT CREDIBLE : STATEMENT BY BISHOP ACCOUNTABILITY.ORG
Vatican City.
BishopAccountability.org [Waltham MA]
By Anne Barrett Doyle
January 26, 2023.
“In an exclusive interview published today by the Associated Press, Pope Francis urges transparency around abuse cases and says that church leaders must speak out more about abuse of vulnerable adults. The Pope says that after he discredited victims in Chile in 2018, “a bomb went off” in his head and he had a “conversion” moment, when he “saw the corruption of many bishops in this.” At the end of today’s AP article, the Pope is quoted as saying that “with transparency comes a very nice thing, which is shame. Shame is a grace.” “On all of these points, Pope Francis is not credible. For the sake of the Church, the Pope would do well to remind himself that transparency brings other graces too: validation of victims, alleviation of their anguish, advancement of justice, accountability of Church leaders, and, just possibly, restored trust in the Church itself.”
https://www.bishop-accountability.org/2023/01/popes-comments-on-abuse-are-not-credible-statement-by-bishopaccountability-org/

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On the topic of Morris and Co, what’s the latest on the scandals of Scotland, Bishop Patsy? Gugerotti and Nolan banished them?

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Cardinal O’Brien also asked his friend, Sir Tom Farmer, to sponsor a lay Ukrainian student at the Angelicum when his funding ran out. The £15,000 changed the lad’s life, and he is now a successful art researcher working in Oxford. For all his shortcomings, Cardinal O’Brien quietly helped people.

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There have been a lot of comments about that. The bigots do negative. The cannot see the positive sides to things.

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Yes, Bobby Byrne was in York before resigning – Fr Daniel disappeared then too. Back now though. Hidden again. Why??

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+Pat, what did you make of the pictures of Dean Kennedy so prominent at the Regan funeral ? Is is just an Order of Malta connection ? Or something a bit closer and more personal ? He did have a prominent position and role in the funeral, it seems, even though on furlough from concelebrating ! It would be interesting to hear your views.

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