Pat, the Funeral Director and lay Daisy Chain member, Des Maguire, appeared in court today for verdict and sentencing on 3 charges of assault on his spouse and children.

Charge 1: Not Guilty on charge of alarming his children;

Charge 2: Not proven on charge of assaulting his oldest daughter;

Charge 3: Guilty of assaulting his wife.

Sentence: Fined and all conditions lifted.​

Sheriff took into account his business interests and character references from Daisy Chain Clergy.​

His wife and children are devastated and his wife is planning on divorcing him.


This has to be a classic for elevation to women’s groups for both the clergy involvement and leniency of sentence.
I’m hearing his children are very very badly traumatised by all this and it’s making a mockery of Scottish government supposed clampdown on domestic violence.

£ 15,000 IN LAWYERS FEES !!!


Desmond Maguire, Funeral Director, found guilty of assault on his wife, not proven for assault on kids. £640 fine. 15K in lawyers’ fees.


This is a very embarrassing outcome for Desmond Maguire, his close friend, “Mr” Keenan, and his many priest friends.

How embarrassing, especially for those stupid Glasgow clerics who rushed to give him references for court.


We know that many members of the Scottish Clerical Daisy Chain frequented Des Maguires’ hot 🔥 tub.

I wonder if Mrs Maguire has hot tub tales to tell.

Could the hot tub feature in divorce proceedings?


How will this conviction affect his funeral business?





“Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.”

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.
Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because at that time there’s not much exposure for woman, so she said to heck with that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.
Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”
Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).
Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally, every other study on variable stars is based on her work.
Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.


When I accidentally came across this piece in the last few days, I was both SAD and ANGRY.

I hate people being done an injustice of any kind, but especially by the establishment.

In Celilia’s case, she suffered and continues to suffer, an injustice by the scientific and academic establishments.

This blog concentrates mainly on the myriad of injustices perpetrated on people by the RCC establishment and its functionaries.

The victims of the RCC include children, women, youths, seminarians, orphans, nuns, native people, the elderly ………..







25th March 2023

Dear Ms Blaney,

On his public Facebook page, Father Paddy McCafferty – PP Corpus Christi Belfast has claimed that one of your male residents – a Patrick Walsh (93) is “intimidating, frightening and upsetting” one of your elderly female residents – a retired Carmelite nun!

According to Fr Mc Cafferty, this bullying behaviour is taking place in the nun’s private room.

Fr Mc Cafferty repeats this claim in a letter to Patrick Walsh quoted below and again published on Facebook.

“October 18th, 2022 – Feast of St Luke, Evangelist.

Letter to Paddy Walsh last October, 2022, to which, yes, guess what? That’s right! Not a peep out of him in response!

Bishop Paddy


By the way, Paddy, see wee Sr  X? You leave her alone. She doesn’t want you in her room. You are bullying, intimidating, frightening, and upsetting her. Leave her alone and stop harassing her.

You haven’t changed. Terrorising a very frail and saintly little Carmelite sister, just like you did teenage boys years ago, in St Malachy’s College.


Ms. Blaney, I hereby formally make you aware of this allegation and ask you to investigate it thoroughly.

Sinerely yours,

(Bishop) Pat Buckley

The Oratory.

Larne. Co. Antrim.


Copied to:

RQIA – Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority. Belfast.



A very senior Irish cleric told the blog last night that Eamon Martin had run out of patience with Rory Coyle and made it clear to him that he had no future as a priest in Armagh.

As of yet, I have not been able to confirm this as fact, but the priest in question has always given me very accurate information.

Could this mean that Rory might go to be a priest somewhere else?

Maybe back to London?

Maybe to get “lost” in some diocese in the USA?

Rory has proven over the best part of a century now that he can not keep away from the gay scene – be it GRINDR in the beginning or the CLAPHAM FEELERS of late.

In any event, Rory has nailed his colours to the mast and is now OUT as a dedicated member of the gay “community”.

The Church he belongs to tells him his orientation is DISORDERED, and anything he does about his orientation is a mortal sin.

Even Pope Francis has said there is no place in the priesthood for gay men.

So, after 18 years in hiding and being paid for by the Armagh “ba bas,” is it not time he grew a pair, picked up the ball, got a job and paid his way?



Meanwhile, Phonsie the Terrible is planning his own testosterone fuelled gathering and inviting the young men of Ireland to gather on top of the Tipperary mountains for CAMPFIRE, ARCHERY. AXE THROWING, BBQ, BROTHERHOOD, ADORATION, MASS, AND CONFESSION.

And it’s being led by the ex professional footballer Philip Mulryne, now part of the very gay friendly Irish Doms.

How very, very gimmicky!

Does the Fonz really think he will fill Irish churches with men again with mountain axe throwing extravaganzas?

Because, when the campfire goes out and the arrows are back in their quivers and all the axes have been flung, the Fonz and Mulryne will present these Fear na hEireann with the following RC menu:

No Impure Thoughts

No Masturbation

No Porn

No Sex Before Marriage

No Blowjobs

No Condoms

Me thinks the descent from the mountain will be more thunderous than that of poor old Moses.



Mary, Queer Liberator

Mary, our Mother, we your Queer children call on you.

Help us to see ourselves as wholly good
and made in God’s image and likeness.

Protect us from harm so that we may
be safe from hatred and fear, especially
for our other Queer family, regardless
of color or gender identity.

Inspire our church to see the goodness
of our lives and our love, and for our allies
to advocate along with us.

Liberate us from a world that sees us as
inherently disordered and into one where
our lives and relationships are fully

And above all, convert us to your Son that
we may love with a heart like His, and
work to see God’s Reign in our midst for
all God’s people


“Mary, Queer Liberator” prayer: We your queer children call on you


The RCC and RCC fundamentalists are absolutely and totally wrong when it comes to God, Jesus, Mary, and homosexual people.

They depend upon their Bible and the literal interpretation of the Bible for their totally ludicrous, unscientific, and frankly, ignorant views.

Here are some truths:

1. The Bible is the “Word of God” but written in the words of men, many men, and we do not know the names of most of the authors.

2. In writing these “books,” these mens religious and social cultures, ignorances and prejudices, informed and absolutely influenced everything they wrote.

3. At that time, there was no intelligent understanding of the complex nature of human sexuality in general and homosexuality in particular.

4. All men were regarded as “straight” and having sex with any creature others than a female, was regarded as “straight” men doing sexual things with other creatures, be those creatures, dogs, hens, hedgehogs or males.

5. There was no intelligent understanding of the human brain, the complexities of the procreational process, or the complexity of human desire, human development and all the other processes that come to bear on the area of human sexual variation and diversity.

6. In writing what they wrote, they were acting out of a primitive faith and understanding of God and indeed the universe. They were like primary schoold children attempting to write a theological Ph.D.

7. But that did not mean that God did not use them. He did. But God expects us today, in the light of our greatly increased understandings, to differentiate between the theological substance of Holy Scripture and the ancient and archaic language and mindset of its understandably limited authors.

Just like if you went to a physician today, you would not expect him to base his diagnosis fully on an 18th-century medical textbook. Or if you went to a restaurant, you would not expect your meal to be cooked completely on the basis of one of Fanny Craddock’s earlier cookery books.

Taking the Bible literally on every matter is disastrous.

76 Things Banned in Leviticus (and their penalties)

1.       Burning any yeast or honey in offerings to God (2:11) [Normal penalty.]

2.       Failing to include salt in offerings to God (2:13) [Normal penalty.]

3.       Eating fat (3:17) [That one’s “a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.” All fat is to be saved for offerings to God. Normal penalty.]

4.       Eating blood (3:17) [Normal penalty]

5.       Failing to testify against any wrongdoing you’ve witnessed (5:1) [“They will be held responsible.”]

6.       Failing to testify against any wrongdoing you’ve been told about (5:1) [Which sounds like hearsay. At any rate, “they shall be held responsible.”]

7.       Touching an unclean animal (5:2) [NIV translates this as touching “the carcass” of an unclean animal. So if Rover dies, or you’re a worker in a pork plant, you’re in trouble here. Normal penalty.]

8.       Carelessly making an oath (5:4) [Even if you don’t realize you have. Normal penalty.]

9.       Deceiving a neighbour about something trusted to them (6:2) [Return the item and a 20% penalty, plus normal penalty.]

10.   Finding lost property and lying about it (6:3) [Return the item and a 20% penalty, plus normal penalty.]

11.   Bringing unauthorised fire before God (10:1) [God will smite you.]

12.   Letting your hair become unkempt (10:6) [“You will die” and God will be angry at everyone. May only apply to the priesthood.]

13.   Tearing your clothes (10:6) [“You will die” and God will be angry at everyone. May only apply to the priesthood.]

14.   Drinking alcohol in holy places (bit of a problem for Catholics, this ‘un) (10:9) [“You will die.” May only apply to the priesthood.]

15.   Eating an animal which doesn’t both chew cud and has a divided hoof (cf: camel, rabbit, pig) (11:4-7) [“You will be unclean.]

16.   Touching the carcass of any of the above (problems here for rugby) (11:8) [“You will be unclean.”]

17.   Eating – or touching the carcass of – any seafood without fins or scales (11:10-12) [“You will be unclean.”]

18.   Eating – or touching the carcass of – eagle, the vulture, the black vulture, the red kite, any kind of black kite, any kind of raven, the horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk, the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl, the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey, the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the bat. (11:13-19) [“You will be unclean.”]

19.   Eating – or touching the carcass of – flying insects with four legs, unless those legs are jointed (11:20-22) [“You will be unclean.”]

20.   Eating any animal which walks on all four and has paws (good news for cats) (11:27)  [“You will be unclean.” Also applies to touching their carcasses.]

22.   Eating – or touching the carcass of – any creature which crawls on many legs, or its belly (11:41-42) [“You will be unclean.”]

23.   Going to church within 33 days after giving birth to a boy (12:4) [Actually, she’s unclean a week, and then another 33 days. Then she has to offer up a sacrifice.]

24.   Going to church within 66 days after giving birth to a girl (12:5) [Actually, she’s unclean a week, and then another 66 days. Then she has to offer up a sacrifice.]

25.   Having sex with your mother (18:7) [The penalty for all the sexual sins in ch. 18 is that the participants are to be “cut off” from their people. Some have additional penalties mentioned below.]

26.   Having sex with your father’s wife (18:8) [In 20:11, both are to be put to death.]

27.   Having sex with your sister (18:9) [In 20:17, if you marry her, both are to be “publicly removed from their people”]

28.   Having sex with your granddaughter (18:10)

29.   Having sex with your half-sister (18:11)

30.   Having sex with your biological aunt (18:12-13) [In 20:19, he will be held responsible for the dishonor.]

31.   Having sex with your uncle’s wife (18:14) [In 20:20, they are held responsible for the dishonor, “they will die childless”]

32.   Having sex with your daughter-in-law (18:15) [In 20:12, both are to be put to death.]

33.   Having sex with your sister-in-law (18:16) [In 20:21, if you marry her, “they will be childless.”]

34.   Having sex with a woman and also having sex with her daughter or granddaughter (bad news for Alan Clark) (18:17) [No specific penalty given, but per 20:14 if you marry both of them, all three of you are to be “burned in fire.”]

35.   Marrying your wife’s sister while your wife still lives (18:18)

36.   Having sex with a woman during her period (18:19) [15:24 simply says the man will be considered unclean for 7 days. In 20:18, “Both of them are to be cut off from their people”]

37.   Having sex with your neighbour’s wife (18:20) [In 20:10, both are to be put to death.]

38.   Giving your children to be sacrificed to Molek (18:21) [In 20:2, the person is to be stoned to death.]

39.   Having sex with a man “as one does with a woman” (18:22) [In 20:13, both are to be put to death.]

40.   Having sex with an animal (18:23) [In 20:15, both are to be killed.]

41.   Making idols or “metal gods” (19:4)

42.   Reaping to the very edges of a field (19:9) [To be left for the poor.

43.   Picking up grapes that have fallen in yiur vineyard 19:10) [To be left for the poor.

44.   Stealing (19:11)

45.   Lying (19:11)

47.   Defrauding your neighbour (19:13)

46.   Swearing falsely on God’s name (19:12)

48.   Holding back wages overnight

49.   Cursing the deaf or abusing the blind (19:14)

50.   Perverting justice, showing partiality to either the poor or the rich (19:15)

51.   Spreading slander (19:16)

52.   Doing anything to endanger a neighbour’s life (19:16)

53.   Seeking revenge or bearing a grudge (19:18)

54.   Mixing fabrics in clothing (19:19)

55.   Cross-breeding animals (19:19)

56.   Planting different seeds in the same field (19:19)

57.   Sleeping with another man’s slave 18:20

58.   Eating fruit from a tree within four years of planting it (19:23) [No penalty given. May only apply to fruit trees planted in Israel.]

59.   Practising divination or seeking omens (tut, tut astrology) (19:26) [No penalty, but in 20:6 they will be “cut off from their people” by God. In 20:27, they are to be stoned to death.]

60.   Trimming your beard (19:27)

61.   Cutting your hair at the sides

62.   Getting tatoos

63.   Turning your daughter to prostitution

64.   Turning to mediums or spiritualists (19:31)

65.   Not standing in the presence of the elderly (19:32)

66.   Mistreating foreigners – “the foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born”  (19:33-34)

67.   Using dishonest weights and scales (19:35-36)

68.   Cursing your father or mother (punishable by death) (20:9) [Death, as noted.]

69.   Marrying a prostitute, divorcee or widow if you are a priest (21:7,13)

70.   Entering a place where there’s a dead body as a priest (21:11)

71.   Slaughtering a cow/sheep and its young on the same day (22:28)

72.   Working on the Sabbath (23:3)

73.   Blasphemy (punishable by stoning to death) (24:14)

74.   Inflicting an injury; killing someone else’s animal; killing a person must be punished in kind (24:17-22)

75.   Selling land permanently 25:33

76. Selling an Israelite as a slave.



Robert Nugent recommended Seamus to me

You can see how Catholic gay men have come a long way, Seamus leads the LGBT ministry in Medjugorje, and he is an incredible witness to the faith.” (Robert).



I find the above videos embarrassing – and I’m not embarrassed for myself but for Seamus and his friends.

I’m even embarrassed for Our Lady!

I’m not for a moment saying that Seamus and his friends are not SINCERE. I’m sure they are. Although I find it hard to accept that Our Lady gives messages to Seamus, which he writes out on his tablet so that they can be proclaimed to the world.

But this simplistic, pious, and mincing approach to the serious faith and moral questions around homosexuality is truly embarrassing.

I understand that Seamus was actively gay and also had a drug addiction.

He still comes across as somewhat vulnerable and, I think, going down a cul de sac where he will not find real meaning.

I much prefer the approach of the German bishops who have stated that traditional RCC teaching in this area was and is wrong, and they will, from now onwards, bless gay unions.





“The Parish Priest of St Philomena’s, Provanmill, in the Archdiocese of Glasgow, Fr John “Nancy” Gannon, has a convicted sex offender actively working and ministering in his parish. I attended Mass there at the weekend (3rd Sunday, Lent) and can confirm the said offender was present and seems to have some sort of liturgical role before and after Mass.

Ronan O’Neill, who is related to Gannon through both their mothers, was convicted in 2019 of Sexually Assaulting a female friend at a party; he admitted the offence to her sometimes afterwards during a University project before pleading Guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

He was tagged for 9 months, ordered to do 300 hours of community service and put on the sex offenders register for 5 years from 2019 until 2024. Therefore he is still on the register whilst having a role in the parish.

As a side, Ronan O’Neill is the nephew of and lives with his uncle Terry, who was a member of the English Benedictine Community on Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness. Terry was asked to leave the monastery shortly before it was closed under a cloud of allegations.

Further to that, Gannon is a friend of the recently convicted Paedophile Priest, Fr Neil McGarritty, and continues to entertain him in the parish house. “



Is Fr Gannon correct in having his sex offender relative working in the parish and church?

On the one hand, you could say it is a very Christian thing to do – to give an offender a second chance and the opportunity to have support in his battle not to reoffend.

On the other hand, you could say the offender is a threat to women and should not be able to move freely in a congregation that expects people there not to be a danger?



MARTIN KERR, a convicted Belfast paedophile, was the head altar boy and a scout leader at St Peters Cathedral Belfast.

Eventually, he was convicted of the serious and serial sexual abuse of altar boys and scouts.

He wrote to me from prison and asked me to visit him and minister to him.

Of course, as a Christian and priest, I responded positively.

After he was released from prison, I helped his get housing in an industrial and shopping area where no families or young people lived.

I discussed his position with my congregation, and we allowed him to attend Mass and play the organ. Every member of the congregation knew all about him and was involved in supervising him.

I was also his supervising person for the local police / social services liaison team.

But Kerr let all of us down completely and reoffended.

I was the one who discovered the reoffending and immediately reported it to the police and he was rearrested within the hour and returned to prison.



A very pleasant, elderly, daily blog reader from Munster telephoned me the other day and asked if I could forgive RICHARD PURCELL and let him get on with his life?

He also said that RP was doing great work in Mount Mellerary, resonating the buildings, developing Declans pilgrim path, and inviting choirs to sing at the monastery.


Richard Purcell does not need my forgiveness. He never wronged me personally, and I’ve never met him.

If he has done the things he’s accused of, he needs God’s forgiveness, the forgiveness of anyone he has hurt, and the forgiveness of his Cistercian brethren whom he has betrayed.


Richard Purcell has never issued a statement, much less an apology for his actions.

In my opinion, his silence is an arrogant silence.

His resignation for “personal reasons” rang and rings hollow.

In allowing this, the OCSOs have sullied the reputation of the whole order.

I used to admire and believe in the Cistercians. I now regard them as another corrupt lot.

When the contemplatives are shagging each other in the monasteries what hope is there for the seculars?


Has Purcell changed? Have we seen signs of change.

All I see recently is a man “ensconced in Zion” – appearing in the media often in designer clothes

For now, I think Purcell is exercising caution and lying low.

I detect no sign of sackcloth and ashes and no ripping of garments.

My dad Jim, God rest him, used to say:

“If you’re used to wearing shoes, it’s hard to go in your bare feet.”

If Richard has become accustomed to the “gay fles pots,” can he seriously return to “conversion of life?”

My guess is NO.



As you know, Desmond Maguire will appear in court for a 4th and possible final time tomorrow (Tuesday 21st.

The trial was continued to allow The Crown more time to gather evidence from its witnesses. These included 3 of the Maguuress 5 children – NOT the middle child as she has special needs and NOT the youngest.

Desmond has asked his friend Bishop / MR Keenan as well as Glasgow’s Vicar General and Glasgow’s Chancellor of the Mgr Murray, and Glasgow’s Director of Catholic Education, Canon Anthony Gallagher with whom Desmond is residing, for character references.

Mgr Hugh Bradley is publicly and vocally supporting Desmond.



My dear Brother Paddy,

For decades now, I have been keenly aware of the horrible things that happened to you and the terribly damaging effects it has had on your whole life.

And I’m sure you are aware of what I did to help Victim B and his family to get Donaghy to court?

In that time, I have often prayed for you, lit a candle for you, and remembered you at Mass.

I know that you have had professional help – and I hope you still have.

To some extent, I can understand how you feel. I was sexually abused at the age of 6, and it damaged me terribly.

It returned to haunt me at puberty when I gradually came to know I was gay.

In the early 1960s in Ireland, it was excruciatingly difficult to get gay.

That became harder as I progressed to seminary and priesthood.

After ordination and when I came to Down and Connor, things inside my head got worse.

I sought the help of GPs and psychiatrists and lived a lot of the time taking Valium to try and control the most horrific panic attacks that I was having several times a day.

God led me to understand that I needed intensive psychotherapy, and I placed myself in therapy for 5 long years concentrating on the Psychosysthesis school that brings therapy and spirituality together.

I also engaged in work with Dr. Frank Lake of Nottingham and did a lot of work around primal therapy, womb trauma, and birth trauma.

I also attended group therapy.

As I turned 40, the light penetrated my decades old memories of my abuse, my undeserved sense of shame, and my undeserved sense of guilt.

On the last day of m therapy, I stood in the Old Victoria Square in Belfast, took in the deepest of breaths, and was able to say, for the first time in my life:

“For the first time in my life, today, I know what it is like to have the freedom of a son of God”.

And, as you know, while I have had loads of external difficulties, I have never lost the joy of the freedom.

By the way, from that day in Victoria Square, nearly 30 years ago, I have never had another panic attack.

I am at peace, have deep contentment in my mind, and spirit, rejoice in how much God loves me, and have human love and intimacy in my life.


Paddy, I know that you have done significant therapy, some with the help of D&C.

And I hope and pray that you are continuing that work.

I also know that you have great faith and trust in God and his healing.

But the level of anger and aggression in your letters to and statements about Paddy Walsh, while 100 % justified, show that internally, you are still, psychologically and spiritually the prisoner of Walsh & Donaghy.

You are allowing these two total bastards to live, rent-free in your head.

They are both 100% guilty, in different ways, for the great sufferings and pain they brought upon you, and it is only right that the responsibility is focused on them in that respect.

Walsh and Donaghy have partly ruined your life up until now.

I think you must now ask yourself how you can keep the blame light on them but do it in a way that is not causing you the pain it is.

Can you get to do that by engaging in more therapy, spiritual direction, etc.

You have to do something to stop the cycle of pain you are trapped in.

Secondly, Paddy, I do not think you are happy in yourself.

I believe you have very strong inner conflict in yourself.

I particularly think you have an internal conflict with regard to your emotions.

Your homily on St Patrick’s Day showed this.

You are going to have to fully accept who you are and what you are.

And, finally, I believe you need another human being in your life to love and accept you unconditionally.

This is obviously very difficult as you are supposed to live as a celibate RC priest.

But it is vital for your healing.

In Genesis, the Lord tells us: “It is not good for a man to be alone.”



Letter to Paddy Walsh last October, 2022, to which, yes, guess what? That’s right! Not a peep out of him in response!

October 18th, 2022 – Feast of St Luke, Evangelist.


Bishop Paddy,

It was ten years last February 10th, since the former priest of this diocese, James Donaghy was jailed for ten years for offences against me and two others.

He later received a two year ifession.

Since February of this year, my trauma has been reawakened and I began to relive Donaghy’s abuse of me when I was a young seminarian.

I have also had to revisit your involvement from the beginning, reviewing correspondence with you, and records of meetings I had with you. There are some things I now need to say to you.

On October 14th, 2003, I met you at Lisbreen in the afternoon and you read out to me a handwritten letter, dated October 13th, 2003.

In that letter you stated the following:

“I unreservedly accept the good faith in which your allegations against Fr Donaghy are made. Equally I have no reason to doubt the good faith of Fr Donaghy’s denials”.

You said you had no reason to doubt Donaghy’s denials. Really?

You sent the late Fr Malachy Murphy RIP to St Ann’s Parish, North Oxford, MA, USA, on July 7th, 2003, to “take evidence”. When he arrived, he said the following to me:

“Jim won’t survive this. There have been other problems with him”.

And yet you said you had “no reason to doubt the good faith of Fr Donaghy’s denials”.

In August, I had a long overdue meeting with “Victim B” – the lad I was so worried about in May 2001 – when I asked Fr Hugh Starkey RIP to tell you about what Donaghy did to me, when I was seminarian.

Victim B and I hadn’t seen each other since the conclusion of the trial. Victim B told me the following:

“Sometime in the late 90s, JD came to our house, and he was upset and crying when he arrived. My mother asked him what was wrong, and he said, “I’ve been accused of sexual abuse”. I asked him, straight out, “did you do it?” My mother angrily shouted at me, “how dare you ask Fr Jim such a question! Of course he didn’t do it!”.

Bear in mind, Victim B was being sexually abused at this time, by JD, who was later found guilty of his crimes against this boy, myself and another young lad, on December 14th, 2011. Victim B was 14 years old, an altar boy in Whitehouse Parish, when Donaghy first began to sexually abuse him.

Malachy’s comment in MA, USA, and this confirmation by Victim B, proves that you had previous knowledge of Donaghy’s deviancy and sexual predation.

So you were lying and disingenuous when you said you had “no reason to doubt the good faith of Fr Donaghy’s denials”.

You had EVERY reason to doubt his denials but you chose not to doubt the so-called “good faith” of a man who was guilty as sin.

When you stepped Donaghy aside from ministry, in March 2004, it was on the “other problems” that you already had on file – not mine or Victim B’s complaints.

Your underhandedness, your duplicity, your selfishness, dishonesty and lack of morality, even now, is staggering to me.

I want you to look at the enclosed photograph. That was me back then. That’s the young man at the heart of all this, who was subjected to brutal rapes and serious sexual assaults on numerous occasions 1983 – 1986, when he was home, in the diocese, on holiday from the seminary.

That’s the kid you would later betray, with your lies and cover up, your wicked and malicious conniving, with Gemma Loughran.

It wasn’t “horseplay” as you said in your letter to me of October 13th, 2003. It was the worst form of physical and sexual abuse of an innocent, good, pure, trusting and deeply devout young seminarian.

The kid in that picture is me when Donaghy was abusing me. It was taken for a student card. That is me as a young seminarian, who was held down by him and overpowered, stripped of my clothes, and horrendously violated by Donaghy, on numerous occasions.

In your letter of October 13th, 2003, you minimised the many crimes committed against me. It wasn’t “horseplay”. I didn’t “share a bed” with him. It was rape, Paddy!

It happened in St Michael’s Presbytery, Finaghy Rd Nth and in Corpus Christi, the old presbytery now demolished.

He would come to my house in Whiteabbey and take over. He would say to me, “you’re coming with me”. I was terrified and knew what was coming.

He would be rude to my father in our own home. He told my mother’s cousin, Lena, that I was “his student”, that the bishop (Cahal Daly) had “given me to him”. That “every priest is given a student by the bishop and Paddy is mine”.

You know what some of the media have dubbed Donaghy? “Fr Filth”. It fits him very well. I really had nowhere to turn. He was a priest and I wasn’t. I would have been the one in trouble. Who would have believed me?

Fr Filth, naked and with his penis erect, would come to the bed I was in, pull down the covers and get in on top of me. I would be pretending to sleep but it made no difference to Donaghy.

He would turn me over onto my stomach, pull down my pyjamas bottoms and trunks, stick his DICK against me and hump me like a piece of meat until he ejaculated.

The lad that I was fought back, as best I could, but I was about 8 stone and Donaghy was twice my size.

There are incidents though my mind can’t access. What I can access is horrendous enough. I now know that trauma shuts down the mind. The mind short circuits itself to protect you from sheer horror.

With “Fr Filth” on top of me, I couldn’t breath and thought I was suffocating. When Fr Filth had gratified himself, he would roll over and go to sleep beside an absolutely terrified and horrified young man. I went into deep shock and I suffered for years and years.

The man who did these things to me, who did the same things to others, who was found guilty of these crimes and sentenced to 10 years in jail, is the man you promoted in the diocese, entrusting him with important tasks like the Jubilee 2000 events. He was nicknamed “Jubilee Jim”.

Not a very good judge of character, are you, Paddy? And you had “no reason to doubt his “clear and emphatic denials”? You betrayed me horribly, as a priest of the diocese injured by this pervert, and you lied to me left, right and centre.

There is another related matter. You were also lying to me when you said to me, on April 1st, 2003, that Hugh Starkey hadn’t told you about Donaghy abusing me when I asked Hugh to do so, in May 2001.

I wrote to you on February 17th, 2003, when I was down in Wexford, off sick on the orders of my doctor. I wrote a long and detailed handwritten letter, sent by registered post, which you received on February 19th, 2003.

In that letter, I clearly told you that I had been sexually abused as a child and that I “also need healing from sexual abuse perpetrated against me by Fr James Donaghy when I was a young seminarian”.

I added, “I asked Hugh Starkey to tell you about this in May 2001, so I presume you know what I’m talking about”. So, even if Hugh Starkey hadn’t told you two years previously, I was telling you then, on February 17th, 2003.

What did you do? Nothing. You didn’t even acknowledge my letter. You rang me one day after you would have received my  17th February letter. I needed “permission” to go to Massachusetts to work with Dr George Bilotta.

You made me feel like a beggar because Dr George Bilotta’s fees were $10,500 a month.
You said to me, in a most condescending way, “it’s frightfully expensive, Pat”.

A leopard and it’s spots and all that. So sad. What a pathetic creature you are, Paddy Walsh.

Yours sincerely,

You already had complaints, apart from my “allegations”, when you wrote that self-serving lie, in that letter written by your solicitor in 2003, which you read to me nervously, your hands shaking, because, deep down, you knew you were lying, that you were in connivance with, and covering up, evil.

My “allegations” were later believed by a jury in a court of law and your friend, “Fr Filth” Donaghy, was sentenced to 10 years for his crimes, including the offences about which you already knew, long before 2001.

With this letter, I return to you all your horrible and poisonous junk all down through the years.

I visit Sr X, Fr X and Fr X in Nazareth Care Village. I was there last week. I saw you in the distance and I thought about doing this face to face. I decided it would be kinder, to us both, to do it by letter.

I don’t really need anything from you anymore, although, in relation to these matters, you, for once, being truthful, honest and asking for my forgiveness, might save your own immortal soul. But that’s all down to you, Paddy.

By the way, Paddy, see wee Sr  X? You leave her alone. She doesn’t want you in her room. You are bullying, intimidating, frightening and upsetting her. Leave her alone and stop harassing her.

You haven’t changed. Terrorising a very frail and saintly little Carmelite sister, just like you did teenage boys years ago, in St Malachy’s College.

You embarrassed me and you made me feel that I should be very grateful to you for “allowing” me to go to the USA and for the diocese’s funding.

How dare you. It was my due. It was owed big time, and more besides, to the kid I was, who was raped and traumatised by Fr Filth Donaghy. How dare you make me feel like a beggar or in any way beholden to you.

When you were on the phone, making me feel “cap in hand” to your “generosity”, I was stunned that you never mentioned my letter of February 17th and Donaghy’s abuse.

You never mentioned it at all until I finally forced the issue because, I thought, “there’s something here that the bishop isn’t getting”.

So in the early hours of April 1st, 2003, I emailed you the letter of confrontation that I had sent to Donaghy, so that you would finally “get the picture”.

That’s the letter you were holding when you walked into the 17:45 meeting, on April 1st, 2003, lying through your teeth that you “knew nothing about all this”, that it was all “news” to you, and that Hugh Starkey hadn’t told you.

I know that Hugh Starkey told you, in May 2001, about my abuse by Donaghy and that Hugh took the blame for your inaction and your ignoring of my plight and suffering. I am certain that he told you.

Even if Hugh hadn’t told you, you had already known, since mid February 2003, about Donaghy. It was now 1stApril. What had you done? NOTHING.

Can you not just tell the truth, Paddy, before you leave this earth to stand before the Great and Terrible Judge?

The Detective Inspector (DI) dealing with the Donaghy case, in the run up to the trial, rang Hugh Starkey (HS). Here is the verbatim account she relayed to me afterwards:

DI – “Fr Starkey, did Fr Paddy McCafferty tell you that he had been sexually abused by James Donaghy when he was a young seminarian?”

HS – “yes, Paddy told me that”.

DI – “did Paddy ask you to tell Bishop Walsh?”

HS – “yes, Paddy told me to tell Bishop Walsh”.

DI – “Did you tell the Bishop”

HS – “Yes, I told the Bishop”

DI – “so how come I have a letter here, from you to Paddy in 2004, asking him to forgive you for not telling the Bishop?”

HS – “Oh no, that’s right, I didn’t tell the Bishop”.

DI – “Fr Starkey, which is it? Did you tell the Bishop or not?

HS – “I told the Bishop but the Bishop forgot that I told him”.

The bishop forgot that I told him? You don’t forget stuff like that, Paddy. You were clearly lying, therefore, when you said to me, when we met in Lisbreen, at 17:45, on April 1st, 2003, “I knew nothing about all this. This is all news to me”.

I knew you were lying. Hugh told me that he had told you. Hugh is not a liar; but you are. Hugh was a true and good priest.

Your cruel abuse of the boys at St Malachy’s College should have precluded you from becoming a bishop. Today, anyone acting as you did back then (1970 – 1983) would be taken away in handcuffs.

I faced you with your own behaviour in St Malachy’s College in a separate document in 2003. You were in denial then and you are in denial now, despite the fact that there would be a queue, from Nazareth Care Village to St Malachy’s College on the Antrim Road, of those willing to testify to your viciousness, cruelty and brutality.

Hugh told me that he told you. He said, “the bishop said you’re not to worry, you did the right thing. It puts him in a bit of an awkward position with Fr Jim, but you are not to worry. It will all be looked into”.

Hugh said all that to me straight off. He didn’t hesitate the way someone would do if they had to make something up on the spot. You did nothing and you persuaded Hugh to take the blame for your negligence, in April, 2003.

You gave James Donaghy a very high profile among the priests of this diocese. You wanted to protect him at all costs. This predator, to whom you gave “preferment”, raped and sexually assaulted young lads like me.

He violated a seven year old boy during his First Confession, whose Grandfather had just died – a bereaved child – whom he told, “I will get your Granda into Heaven and out of Purgatory if you let me do this”.

Furthermore, in view of all of this, you sent me to Lisburn, in the clerical changes of summer 2002. This was, on your part towards me, a deliberately cruel, malicious and vindictive act, knowing full well that it was Donaghy’s hometown and that his family all lived there. I was raped by him there twice in 1983, on the night before his ordination and a few weeks later.

You sent me to Lisburn to “punish” me for speaking out about child sexual abuse in the Church and you thought your friend would be able to “clip my wings” and keep me in check.

You were wrong. X did not manage to keep me quiet and your sending me to Lisburn massively backfired on you. It was a spectacular own goal.

The first thing X said to me was, “maybe you will knock all this child abuse stuff on the head and give us all a rest”. I didn’t answer him but I thought, “Just you watch me, X”.

It didn’t work. Your sending me to Lisburn, your deliberate cruelty to me, came down on your own head and it leads to this letter I am writing to you now.

It was while in Lisburn that I called for Cardinal Connell’s resignation in the wake of Cardinal Law’s resignation in Boston ( 13th December, 2002) and the rest, Paddy, as they say, is history.

I have all our correspondence and I have read over it all. You are a serpentine and inveterate liar. You are a manipulator and twister of the truth. You are a sociopath and a narcissist, a deeply ingrained self-serving and selfish man. Dealing with you was horrendous.

Your close personal friend, Gemma Loughran, attempted to influence the outcome of a criminal trial and pervert the course of justice, by failing to declare a conflict of interest, in trying to sit in judgement on Donaghy’s original trial (January 24th– 31st, 2011).

You were the conflict of interest. What she did was shocking. The arrogance and denseness she displayed in the court. The transcript is available on the internet. Her behaviour was appalling.

She was at her work but she was exposed and she had to recuse herself. She probably did this as a “favour” to you and “the Church”. You and her are both enemies of the Church, with your attempts to cover up, for perverts and degenerates, like Donaghy.

See that young lad in the photograph? His heart was broken. For years and years, his sufferings were unbearable. He wanted to die. He cut himself. He threw up almost everything he ate. He couldn’t sleep. He had panic attacks and night terrors. He suffered serious depression and anxiety and was on medication for same since his late 20s.

I was diagnosed with PTSD after Donaghy was jailed. I had that condition for years and years. The lad in the photo, I’m speaking on his behalf. That good and innocent young seminarian is saying to you, “tell the truth, Paddy Walsh, and shame the devil”.

The Gospel this weekend was about the corrupt judge (Luke 18:1-9). Gemma Loughran tried, unsuccessfully, to pervert the course of justice. She was rumbled.

Just to sum up: you had “no reason to doubt Fr Donaghy’s clear denials”? You are a lying rat. How do you live with yourself?

But you know something else, Paddy? He never missed a beat as a priest of Down and Connor and he is greatly loved and he loves greatly. He kept going.

The kid that I was, being brutally sexually assaulted and raped, by “Jubilee Jim”, was a very brave lad and I am super proud of him, and the man and priest he became, and is today.


By the way, Paddy, see wee Sr  X? You leave her alone. She doesn’t want you in her room. You are bullying, intimidating, frightening and upsetting her. Leave her alone and stop harassing her.

By the way, Paddy, see wee Sr  X? You leave her alone. She doesn’t want you in her room. You are bullying, intimidating, frightening and upsetting her. Leave her alone and stop harassing her.

You haven’t changed. Terrorising a very frail and saintly little Carmelite sister, just like you did teenage boys years ago, in St Malachy’s College.

A leopard and it’s spots and all that. So sad. What a pathetic creature you are, Paddy Walsh.

Fr Paddy McCafferty.


Paddy Mc Cafferty is a VERY HURT and VERY ANGRY man.

I think his anger is a JUSTIFIED ANGER.

I think his HURT runs very deep and has damaged and is damaging him very greatly.

His letter to Walsh shows the depth of his pain.

And let’s not beat around the Bush. Walsh was and is one evil bastard.

Why is NAZARETH HOUSE CARE VILLAGE allowing Walsh to abuse the poor old retired Carmelite nun?