Chapter 26 Fr Harry Moore


26.1 In March 1982, Archbishop Ryan received the following letter:

“At 4am approx. on Sat., February 27th 1982, I was indecently assaulted by Fr. H. Moore C.C. of St. Josephs parish, Glasthule Co. Dublin.

Inquiries subsequently conducted by me lead me to believe that this was 0by no means an isolated incident.

I therefore earnestly request that appropriate action be taken without delay”.

26.2 The sender of this letter identified himself and his address. However, he did not give his age but he is likely to have been in his late teens. The
response of Archbishop Ryan was as follows: “In view of the fact that your letter of the 8
th March was marked “Private and Confidential”, there is little I could do about the matter. If, however, you wish to discuss the matter further,
I would ask that you get in touch with Monsignor Jerome Curtin, who is a Vicar General of the Diocese”.

Priest’s history

26.3 At the time of this complaint Fr Harry Moore was a curate in Glasthule parish and the alleged assault was said to have taken place in the presbytery.

Fr Moore was born in 1936 and was ordained in 1960. His first appointment was as chaplain to Artane Industrial School from 1960 – 1967. During his time there he compiled a report at the request of Archbishop McQuaid on the conditions under which the boys lived in Artane. This report was handed over by the current Archbishop of Dublin to the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse.

26.4 His next appointment after Artane was as a curate in Ringsend parish until 1975. He was then sent to Kilquade parish for one year. He asked to be reassigned because of loneliness and he was given a position as assistant priest in a Catholic youth organisation.

26.5 During this period Fr Moore developed a serious alcohol abuse problem and was admitted to St John of God Hospital in 1977. A comprehensive medical report from this hospital was provided to Archbishop Ryan in March 1977. This report stated that Fr Moore was admitted “ostensibly because he had a problem with alcohol” which he said started
about three years earlier and had progressively become worse over the years.

26.6 The report stated that Fr Moore had begun to drink heavily in his early curacy and was consequently sent to a parish in Wicklow for six months where, owing to maladjustment, he was removed to the Catholic youth organisation for another six month stint. This in turn was followed by a year‟s sabbatical to study theology. By this time, the report noted, he had had two hospital stays for alcohol addiction.

26.7 He underwent various psychiatric and personality tests while in the hospital. The doctor noted that he had real concerns about Fr Moore‟s sexual functioning as he had “difficulty in satisfying his strong affectionate needs because of his inability to establish mature adult relationships”. His was described as a personality with “a very strong element of psychopathy and
hysteria”. He recommended Fr Moore forteam-based occupations if supervised correctly, but he did not recommend him for parish work.

26.8 Despite this medical report, Archbishop Ryan returned Fr Moore to active parish ministry, appointing him a curate in Edenmore parish in
November 1977.

26.9 Over the next two years he is recorded as receiving treatment for alcohol dependency. Despite leaving one of the facilities without completing his therapy, he was appointed a curate in Glasthule in February 1980. It is while he was assigned to Glasthule that the complaint of indecent assault noted above was conveyed to the Archdiocese (in March 1982).

26.10 In August 1982, it was suggested to Archbishop Ryan, by his auxiliary bishop, Bishop Comiskey, that Fr Moore needed treatment in Stroud. Fr Moore himself reacted negatively to that proposition. Within hours of having been informed of this proposal he was reported as having been discovered drunk and “with some young lay men”.

LHe had to be admitted to hospital suffering from an ulcer.


26.11 In September 1982, Fr Moore was sent to a therapeutic facility in the UK (not Stroud). Archbishop Ryan wrote to the administrator outlining Fr Moore‟s situation. He explained that various attempts had been made to rehabilitate him but all had failed. He stated that in addition to his alcoholism “there is some evidence of sexual indiscretions during Fr Moore‟s drinking bouts but it has been rather difficult to collect evidence concerning the nature and extent of these activities”.

26.12 Of particular significance is the fact that Archbishop Ryan does not appear to have sent the report from the St John of God‟s doctor although he did send a confidential letter from a friend of Fr Moore.

26.13 Fr Moore was relieved of his curacy in Glasthule due to ill health. He remained at the UK facility until March 1983. The final report from the facility said that Fr Moore had explored his use of alcohol “as a means of covering his confused sexual identity, his way of evading responsibility…”. Further therapy was advised.

26.14 In June 1983 Fr Moore was appointed curate in Bayside parish. It was while he was there that he committed a number of very serious sexual
assaults, including buggery, on a young teenager.

Complaints in relation to these assaults were not received by the Archdiocese until 1999. The
Archdiocese was, however, aware of his escalating alcohol problem while in Bayside. In 1985 he had become unmanageable because of his alcoholism
and the parish priest had asked for him to be removed.

He was then appointed to Francis Street but relapsed again.

26.15 Despite the 1982 complaint from Glasthule and his prior history, Fr Moore was appointed chaplain to a secondary school for boys in October
1986. He also had an appointment in Cabinteely parish. He complained in
1992 about the lack of an official appointment to the secondary school. It was

Patrick Walsh was approached for a further assessment of Fr Moore, after he had been reported to have made inappropriate remarks to parents at a school function.

26.20 Dr Walsh informed Monsignor Stenson that Fr Moore “shows every sign of gravitating towards young people, especially males, as objects of
affection”. He also warned the authorities to be vigilant in their supervision of him and stated “unless he was prepared to engage over a long period of time lwith a therapeutic programme and with a system of supervision and regular
reviews, I believe there are considerable risks of a return to alcohol abuse or to inappropriate behaviour, particularly towards young people”.

26.21 In May 1995, at a meeting in Archbishop‟s House attended by the auxiliary bishops, the conclusion was reached that the only alternatives left to the Archbishop were:

a) the complete removal of Fr Moore from ministry for life;

b) that the Archbishop receive a report that would enable him to give Fr Moore an appointment.

26.22 In the end, Archbishop Connell terminated Fr Moore‟s tenure in Cabinteely and released him from all priestly duties. Fr Moore was still
attending Dr Walsh at this stage and was recorded as making progress.

26.23 In October 1995, Dr Walsh wrote to Archbishop Connell stating that the medical professionals were more optimistic of a meaningful recovery. He said: “as long as he remains sober, he will not, I believe, act out” and added that Fr Moore was adamant that “he has never sexually abused children or adolescents”. In light of his known history, Fr Moore‟s assertion should have been troubling to the Archdiocese.

26.24 Fr Moore expressed worry about the newly stated policy of the bishops of reporting all cases of child sexual abuse whether current or past. In November 1995, the Archdiocese did report theGlasthule incident to the Gardaí. When contacted by the Gardaí, the complainant did not want to make a formal complaint at that particular time but the matter was left open.

Somewhat late in the day, in 2002, the suspicions that arose in 1993 and

26.25 Fr Moore was very annoyed about the reporting to the Gardaí and claimed that his recovery had been sabotaged and retarded by the disclosure.

Monsignor Curtin, who had spoken to Fr Moore at the time of the Glasthule complaint and again in May 1995 about the 1995 adverse reports, was also annoyed about the matter, condemning what he saw as “a grave violation of justice and charity”. In February 1996, there was some discussion about
whether Fr Moore might have some sort of informal chaplaincy with the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group, with which he was already involved.

The advisory panel

26.26 In April 1996, the file was passed to the recently established advisory panel who noted that the file is “light on certain important facts, particularly the ages of the young people involved”.

The panel expressed reservations on
the proposed appointment of Fr Moore as chaplain to the AA until there was a comprehensive assessment and treatment programme establishing whether there existed “significant danger of inappropriate behaviour occurring other
than in an alcohol related situation”.

26.27 Fr Moore decided not to be further assessed and to retire on health grounds. He retained his clerical faculties. He was allowed to say mass and
hear confessions whenever there was a need, for example, if a priest was sick or on holidays.

In April 1997, he signed the following document but it was noted that he expressed “unhappiness in relation to the need for signing the document” and “unhappiness about the manner of the process”. The document reads as follows:


I, Father Harry Moore, a priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin, now retiring on grounds of health from holding any priestly office in the said
Archdiocese, hereby declare in reference to my diocesan faculties which I continue to enjoy:
1. I will confine the exercise of my sacramental ministry within

2. I will not be available for any ministry outside of the above except for the administration of the sacraments of penance and the anointing
of sick in situations of grave need.

I further declare:

1. I will attend for review meetings with Doctor Walsh on a basis to be agreed with him;

2. I will maintain contact on a regular basis with Monsignor Jerome Curtin and [another named priest]

3. I will maintain my regular involvement with A.A.;

4. To avoid even the suspicion of any possible impropriety, I shall avoid being alone with any person under 18 years of age.”

This document is signed by Monsignor John Dolan as a witness and Fr Moore, and is dated 29 April 1997.

26.28 In 1998, following a visit to Medjugorje, Fr Moore attempted to book a catholic youth hall for a weekend retreat for a number of adults and young
persons whom he had met on that trip. The diocese instructed the youth organisation not to give him the hall. It was pointed out to Fr Moore that this
activity was in breach of his contract with the diocese.

Bayside complaint, 1999

26.29 In February 1999, a man complained to the Gardaí that, while he was a teenager, he had been sexually abused by Fr Moore while Fr Moore was
attached to Bayside parish between 1983 and 1985.

The complainant had also complained to a bishop in the UK about this abuse. The UK bishop
contacted Archbishop Connell. The complainant travelled to Dublin in March 1999 to make a formal statement to the Gardaí. He told how he and a group of his friends used to drink with Fr Moore.

On one occasion he poured out his soul to the priest because he had problems at school and at home. The priest brought him to his own house and plied him with several kinds of drink. He woke from a semi-conscious state to find Fr Moore performing oral sex on him. He alleged that there was anal and oral sex frequently at Fr Moore‟s

26.30 When interviewed by the Gardaí, Fr Moore admitted that they had oral and anal sex but said that it was consensual and that it had occurred on only two occasions.

26.31 In September 1999, the 1997 declaration (see above) was amended and he agreed not to “exercise any public sacramental ministry within
churches and oratories”.

Criminal charges, 2000

26.32 In 2000, Fr Moore was charged with 18 counts of sexual assault including buggery in respect of the Bayside victim. He sought a judicial
review on the grounds of delay and was unsuccessful.

26.33 The charges were reduced to four and in July 2004, Fr Moore pleaded guilty to two charges of indecent assault and two charges of buggery while a curate in Bayside. Sentencing eventually took place in May 2005 and on that
date he was sentenced to seven years in respect of each of the buggery
charges and three years in respect of each of the sexual assault charges.

These sentences were suspended for a period of ten years and he was put under the supervision of the probation services. He was also ordered to
abide by the provisions of the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

This is generally described as „being placed on the sex offenders‟ register‟ – see Appendix 2.

26.34 While awaiting trial it was reported to Bishop Murray (who was no longer an auxiliary bishop of Dublin) in 2002 that Fr Moore had resumed giving school retreats. Fr Moore told the Commission that this was untrue.

Bishop Murray informed the Archdiocese of this report.

26.35 In 2004, the Archdiocese notified the health board about the complaints. Social workers from the area where Fr Moore lived met him to discuss the advisability of refraining from contact with children. This information was not produced in the initial HSE discovery (see Chapter 6) and was brought to the Commission‟s attention only after the HSE received the

The Commission’s assessment

Church authorities

26.36 The reaction of Archbishop Ryan to the 1982 complaint was totally inadequate. The Archbishop had a comprehensive psychiatric report detailing
Fr Moore‟s problems with alcohol and with his sexuality. Given that the Archbishop had already ignored the advice of the psychiatrist (in 1977) about not locating Fr Moore in a parish setting, the Archbishop‟s response to the 1982 complaint was inexcusable.

26.37 Here was a priest whom he knew, from the 1977 psychiatric report, had many problems. There was a complete failure on his part to
comprehensively investigate a complaint of actual sexual abuse and possible other incidents of sexual abuse as reported in the letter. His excuse, that
there was little he could do since the letter was marked private and confidential, is deemed by the Commission to be unacceptable. Had he acted appropriately in relation to this complaint, it might have prevented the very serious assaults that took place some years later on a teenager for which Fr Moore was convicted.

26.38 The Archbishop did not forward the 1977 psychiatrist‟s report to the UK therapeutic facility in May 1982, when he sent Fr Moore for treatment
there. He did however tell that facility that there had been sexual indiscretions during Fr Moore‟s drinking bouts. He also gave permission to that facility, subject to Fr Moore‟s consent, to contact St John of God Hospital directly.

26.39 One of the features of the handling of this case was the number of different doctors to whom Fr Moore was sent. There was a failure to coordinate their efforts, diagnoses and recommendations until very late in the

26.40 The Commission‟s view is that it was unacceptable for the Archdiocese to leave Fr Moore unmonitored for a period of six years in the

26.41 There was good communication between the UK bishop (to whose diocese the Bayside complaint was initially made) and the Archdiocese. The English bishop notified the Archdiocese. Archbishop Connell replied promptly that he was nominating Monsignor Dolan to deal with it. The UK bishop met the complainant and told him this. He also notified the Archdiocese that he had done so and told them that the complainant had gone to the police in the UK with his complaint.


26.42 The Gardaí handled the case appropriately and their efforts resulted in a successful prosecution.


I wanted readers to see and understand the disastrous mishandling of sexual abuse in the past.

The case above goes from 1980 to 2000

The whole emphasis was om:

1. The saving if the Church’s reputation

2. The looking after if the priest and not the victim.

Hopefully this mishandling is a thing of the past.

But If we forget our past we will repeat its mistakes.


We discovered yesterday that MJB is employed as chaplain at St Colmcille’s Hospital on the Dublin Wicklow border.

Archbishop John Charles McQuaid died there on April 7th 1973.

Its good to see that MJB has found his feet in hospital chaplaincy – a place where untold good can be done.



Scottish Registered Charity No. SC011041

Rt Rev. Joseph Toal STB KC*HS
Bishop of Motherwell

11th August 2017

Letter to the Clergy and Lay Faithful of the Diocese of Motherwell

Dear Fathers, Deacons, and Lay Faithful of the Diocese,


I have been asked in recent times by various people, clergy and lay, to say something about the
situation regarding Fr Matthew Despard. I write this letter, therefore, to record what has happened
and what the present situation is.

The canonical trial of Fr Despard for crimes associated with the publication of his book Priesthood in Crisis concluded with a Decision given by the Apostolic Court of the Roman Rota, to which Fr Despard  had appealed after the Decision reached by the Inter-Diocesan Court of the Catholic Church in Scotland.

The Decision of the Roman Rota partly affirmed and partly reversed or “reformed” the Decision made by the Scottish Tribunal.

The decision on appeal confirmed that Fr Despard had committed the crime of defamation and he was required to remove the defamatory book from the
Internet and from all other selling or distribution sites whether real or virtual, or at least, in the
judgement of his Bishop do all that he reasonably could to this end. I accept that Fr Despard has
fulfilled this requirement.

For the duration of the canonical trial Fr Despard retained the office of PP of St John Ogilvie’s, High
Blantyre, but was placed on administrative leave in accordance with the law.

Once the trial concluded, and in the light of all that had happened, I then determined it necessary to
initiate an investigation to establish whether Fr Despard should be removed as Parish Priest of the
Parish of St John Ogilvie, High Blantyre, in accord with the Code of Canon Law.

From the serious evidence gathered I concluded that Fr Despard be requested to resign as Parish Priest of St John Ogilvie’s. He agreed to do so and I accepted his resignation.

Fr Despard has requested that he now be allowed to return to public priestly ministry by being given
a new pastoral assignment in the Diocese of Motherwell.

Conscious of my canonical obligation to ensure that a person nominated to an ecclesiastical office possesses the required suitability for that
office, and having consulted the Motherwell Diocesan Consultors, I have asked Fr Despard to fulfil certain requirements. I await his response indicating his willingness to accept and carry out to my satisfaction these requirements.

I ask your continued prayer for Fr Despard, myself, and the Diocese of Motherwell.



Pat re Archdiocese of Glasgow and across Scotland. My top ten, in no particular order.

1. KOB crisis – Gilhooley and co accusers still in Ministry. Read Gilhooley’s book ‘Pajama Parade’ about sexual goings on in Scotland. He used KOB more than the other way around.

2. A serving Bishop is Scotland had a sexual relationship with KOB for several years.

3. The Parish Priest in Glasgow found with a vibro up his ass a few years back still in ministry.

4. The rent boy bribing the previous PP in St Augustines, Milton after sucking him
off in Kelvingrove Park. Retired but still does supply work.

5. The same Priest used to take in alcoholic clergy to dry them out and offered them booze in return for a BJ (wearing leathers).

6. The openly Gay high ranking Priest who has been in a sexual relationship with another Priest in next door Diocese for years, although in recent weeks they have had a tiff.

7. The same Priest attacked in a gay club and taken to a private hospital to avoid any media coverage.

8. Fr Sweeney from St Maria Goretti Parish currently suspended for trying to seduce a teenager who he was counselling.

9. The Priest from the South of Glasgow who has has seen more knob ends than I’ve seen weekends and is very promiscuous. Streams Mass on social media making out he is holier than thou.

10. The Priest in the main Cathedral who makes it know that he hates homosexuals and will always refuse absolution – clergy exempt from his rule.

Yes that’s the reality. More later!

Hi Pat,

Fresh Start Foundation represent a client who was the victim of a paedophile ring of priests in Lanarkshire from 1958 – 1961 where he was raped every school day for 4 years (700+ rapes) from the age of 8 years old by the resident priests of the diocese and by priests who were invited to visit to rape and our client was also gang-raped by priests and Brothers at a retreat called Fatima House, Symington near Kilmarnock. One of whom was Brendan Smythe and we are concerned that Coodham may have been used as a paedophiles playground within easy access of priests from Ireland , North and South and Scotland.

Our client wants nothing more than to spread the word to make sure that this does not happen to any other child and when the rapes were raised with the Catholic Church their first inclination was to cover it up.

Our client is in the process of writing his autobiography and hopefully it will help to change the way the Catholic church view children and it is clear that they need to undergo radical and fundamental change if they are to be trusted with children ever again.

There may have been as many as 14 paedophiles there and there seems to be evidence of trafficking children to Barry Bennell, another convicted paedophile.

Keep up the good work.

Take it easy,

Neil J. McKechnie

For and on behalf of

Fresh Start Foundation


It seems to me that the RCC in Scotland is in a really bad state.

Has this anything to do with KOB who spent decades involved in serious homosexual activity in both seminary and diocese?


Open air.

Maximum 5 people.

All those at the wedding travelled together in a car from Cork – one family unit.




THE HISTORICAL – Fort Augustus Abbey School

In 2013 Bishop of Aberdeen Hugh Bolbert apologised for child sex abuse at Fort Augustus Abbey School

BBC investigation heard accounts from former pupils of physical violence, rape and sexual assault.  One of Scotland’s most senior Catholic clergymen is to apologise for three decades of abuse at a boarding school.

Hugh Gilbert, Bishop of Aberdeen, told  his parishioners of his “horror and shame” over the revelations that monks raped and sexually abused children at Fort Augustus Abbey School.

A BBC investigation, aired last Monday, heard accounts from former male pupils of physical violence, rape and sexual assault by monks over 30 years at the school.

The bishop has offered an apology on behalf of the Church, in the hope of repairing its reputation following a series of scandals.

Bishop Gilbert said the “sins and failures” of the Catholic Church in Scotland must be acknowledged before the damage can be repaired.

Former pupil claims monks at closed boys’ school Fort Augustus Abbey committed ‘systematic, brutal, awful torture’

Police are investigating allegations of abuse at a Catholic boarding school in the Scottish Highlands, following complaints of a brutal regime in which boys were physically beaten, psychologically tortured and sexually assaulted. The school closed in 1993.

Officers from Police Scotland travelled to Newcastle to interview Andrew Lavery, 41, who for two years in the 1980s attended the fee-paying Fort Augustus Abbey, which was run by Benedictine monks.

“It was systematic, brutal, awful torture,” says Lavery, who says he was beaten, sexually assaulted and isolated in a locked room for days on end under “special measures”. He added: “The psychological torture was the most damaging. In the end I wanted to kill myself.”

Lavery claims he was beaten unconscious by a monk and lay master while pupils watched, then left at the playing fields to crawl back to school. He also says he experienced “greying”, which involved other pupils pinning the victim’s legs apart while his testicles were hit with a hockey stick. A monk watched without intervening. “I have had pain in my left testicle all my life,” he said.

Lavery also accuses Monk A, now a cleric in England, of physically beating and sexually assaulting him. He will tell police that when he broke his leg Monk A took advantage of his vulnerability and tried to grab his testicles.

“I told him to leave me when I went to the toilet, but he was standing over me. He said, ‘No, you need a hand.’ I heard all his heavy breathing behind me. It was the wrong sort of breathing to hear in your life. He was fumbling and I was screaming at him to get off.”

Monk A is also accused of selling alcohol to underage pupils. When contacted by the Observer, he admitted giving them beer, but said: “I never beat people up and there was certainly never any sexual stuff. I don’t know what he’s talking about.”

There has been heated debate on the school’s old boys website about abuse, with some denying it took place. Des Austin, a former pupil who privately investigated abuse at the school, posted extracts from 13 separate emails he received from old boys claiming physical and sexual assault from 1954-91.

“The thing that got to me,” one wrote, “was the sexual abuse … and the fact that no one would believe me. My mother said, ‘priests never do such things’.”

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who resigned as Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh after allegations of sexual misconduct, was a visitor to the school and guest of honour at last year’s old boys’ dinner.

Jimmy Savile, who owned a house in the Highlands, was also an occasional guest and Lavery remembers his Rolls-Royce being parked outside the monastery.

Lavery was in a senior position as an addictions nurse until last year when he suffered a traumatic physical injury. While recovering, he suffered flashbacks, recovered memories and night terrors. He no longer works. He has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and assessed as requiring psychotherapy and specialist abuse counselling.

Another former pupil, Douglas Hiddleston, from Fortrose, remembers Lavery being treated “viciously” by pupils and staff. One of the few Protestants in the school, Hiddleston says he was also targeted. “Monk A grabbed me by the throat, pinned me up against the wall and called me a Proddy bastard,” he said.

Another pupil, who asked to remain anonymous, said Monk A “was the epitome of nastiness”. The man, who says he was once nearly drowned by fellow pupils while staff watched, also alleges that another monk was guilty of sexually predatory behaviour and tried to “groom” him. “Seediness pervaded the school,” he said.

The culture was similar for an earlier generation, according to some at the school in the 1960s. “I came close to suicide,” said Sean O’Donovan, who says he was bruised for five weeks after a birching.

“I just couldn’t see an end to it.I tried using a rope, but it was too thin. It was very painful and, since I was trying to stop the pain, that made me think.”

William Wattie, who attended from 1959 to 1964 and became a headteacher, said: “Institutionalised bullying … I could never work out where the gentle carpenter of Nazareth fitted in.” He questioned “cuddling” by monks at the school’s feeder primary at Carlekemp in North Berwick, which has also been linked to abuse allegations.

The Catholic church in Australia accepted abuse had been perpetrated by Father Aidan Duggan, a former teacher at both Carlekemp and Fort Augustus. Duggan died in 2004.

Fort Augustus monastery, which belonged to the English Congregation of Benedictines, also closed in 1998. The then Abbot President, Father Richard Yeo of Downside Abbey, admits former pupils have contacted him regarding the school. “I have heard allegations of both physical and sexual abuse which have disturbed me. If anyone comes forward to speak to me about this, I will try to be there for them,” he said.


I have been invited to contribute a report that will challenge the Scottish gay Jack the Lads priests.

As part of that I intend the names of those involved to the Scottish bishop – privately at first.

This blog has seen consistent reports from priests and laity about gay canals in every Scottish diocese – activities the bishops have failed to challenge.

I am inviting priests, laity and other concerned people to comment and email about this topic – and a future report.

This is the opportunity for those readers who have been asking for ANOTHER SCOTTISH DAY on the blog.


Father Matthew Despart  the Scottish clerical whistle blower us still living under the injustice the Scottish bishops perpetrated upon him.



If I was a bus driver and turned up for work under the influence of alcohol or drugs I would be immediately terminated for gross misconduct. And quite right too.

If I was a social worker and said the things to a client that Father John Paul Lyttle said to a parishioner  – “I watch porn, wank and am always horney” – I would be immediately terminated for gross misconduct. And quite right too.


If I was a university lecturer and seduced one of my first year students I would be immediately yerminated for gross misconduct. And quite right too. But a Maynooth seminary lecturer who does this is retained and promoted!

If I was a teacher and accidentally showed photos of naked men to a parent/ teacher meeting I would be immediately terminated for gross misconduct. And quite right too. But the Armagh PP of Pomeroy, Father Martin McVeigh, who did exactly this was simply made PP of another parish south of the Irish border!

If a local policeman flashed naked images of himself to a teenager on an internet site he would be immediately dismissed for gross misconduct. But the PP of Keady, Fr Eamon McCamley did exactly this and his archbishop continues to pay his salary and allow him to supply for other priests in Armagh’s equivalent of Siberia, County Louth.

If a training airline captain was showing his underwear to trainee pilots and quizzing them about their erections, wet dreams and masturbarory habits he would be immediately terminated for gross misconduct. Quite right too. Yet, Father Paul Prior was allowed to do this for 20 years and still be accepted into the Jesuits! True, he is now among the missing but his new bishop may very well make him a PP in Kilmore diocese?

For some reason the RCC and its officers / members seem to think that the RCC is exempt from the ordinary, decent, just standards that apply to government, industry, the charity sector, health services, law enforcement etc.

Is it because they think they were founded by God and are only answerable to him?

Is it because they think they are ontologically superior to the rest of mankind?

Is it because, that for so many centuries, the civil powers bowed down to them?

Or is it because they believe, cynically, disengenously, laughingly, that they get away with it just because they can?

The RCC needs to feel the full force of international and national law in order to rectify this massive evil.

The Vatican needs to be recognised as part of a certain axel of evil by the international community.

In many ways the RCC has behaved like an organisation of moral terrorism!

Their false statelet needs to be removed from them to make them 100 % answerable to Italian, European and international law.

And in every country on earth they should be as equal before the law as any other organisation or citizen.


The bishops, as “management” are standing by silently.

They are accepting predatory men into seminaries.

They are ordaining predatory men.

Maybe they are predators themselves – or secretly lust after predators.

They are abandoning the sheep and handing the sheep pens over to the wolves.

They are men of this world.

Not men of God!




Father Marsden’s Open Letter To UK Bishops…

Dear Bishops,

Like countless faithful Catholics around the world, I am sure many of you have been shocked and sickened by the recent scandals committed by the former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Further suffering is being inflicted by the silence of other cardinals and bishops who knew about his behavior and said nothing — and indeed continue to say nothing. In light of the explosive report by Archbishop Viganò, it becomes even more apparent that the homosexual cabal operating in the Catholic Church exists at the very highest level and even incriminates Pope Francis himself.

I hope and pray that the action of the Holy Spirit is now beginning to purify the hierarchy by exposing the evil committed by homosexual clergy around the world. I feel it is my duty to now inform you and faithful Catholics that the homosexual collective within the hierarchy which enabled McCarrick to function in an unobstructed manner is still alive and well today in the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

Towards the end of May 2018, I was dismissed from my post as formation tutor at St. Mary’s College, Oscott by the rector, Canon David Oakley. The reason for this was that I recommended that an openly gay seminarian discontinue the program of formation. Clearly, as an openly gay man, there was no hope of him being ordained. David Oakely informed me that his bishop was “adamant” that his student was staying in formation and that this was not how he and a number of bishops interpreted the Church’s teaching on homosexuality.

In light of the McCarrick scandal and the Viganò report, it has become very clear that cardinals, bishops and senior clergy from around the world are still openly dissenting against the Church’s teaching that prohibits the entrance into seminary formation of men with a homosexual orientation. This is the root cause of the most pressing scandal of our times. In fact, it is destroying the priesthood from within.

Apparently, the policy in Oscott appears to be if a candidate is not “acting out” his homosexual tendencies at the moment or behaving in an inappropriately “camp” way, then he is free to follow the formation program and move towards holy orders. The rector will not dismiss a candidate from the seminary who admits to being “gay” out of fear that his bishop will not agree with his decision. The problem, therefore, quietly continues.
This approach is clearly ignoring the Church’s teaching on this vital issue, yet for some strange reason, bishops are still not being made accountable for disregarding this important instruction. Whilst the teaching is clear, the practice in so many dioceses is deeply compromised. Can I make a huge plea that something be done about this widespread abuse?

I can also state that two of the spiritual directors in the seminary are very compromised on the issue of homosexuality — one individual admitting to me his own gender identity is very confused and the other openly stated that homosexual priests are a good idea as they are better able to minister effectively to homosexual Catholics! Neither would adhere to Church’s teaching and acknowledge that a key part of their role as spiritual contained the “duty to dissuade (a homosexual person) in conscience from proceeding towards ordination.”

I am writing to you all with a petition to act and take the necessary steps to reform the three remaining seminaries in England. The orthodox and heterosexual seminarians deserve a seminary free from a gay subculture and free from academic and formation staff who are homosexual themselves.

For the sake of brevity, I will summarise my findings from the year I spent working in the seminary:

1. The problem begins at St. Luke’s Institute in Manchester where a number of seminarians are asked to undergo a psychological assessment as part of the selection policy. The director of the institute, Fr. Gerard Fieldhouse-Byrne, has some very strange views on homosexuality himself and seems happy to admit homosexual men into the formation program. This is a problem that the bishop of Salford needs to address.

2. Canon David Oakley is prepared to admit homosexual men into his seminary and will not dismiss them unless their public conduct becomes unsavory. He is a compromised and cowardly man who is not prepared to make a stand and disagree with the bishops on the issue of homosexuality.

3. A number of bishops from England and Wales are happy to admit seminarians who are openly gay into the formation program and proceed towards ordination. The bishop of Menevia is one such example.

4. One of the spiritual directors at Oscott Seminary has admitted to being sexually attracted to young men. It is highly inappropriate that such an individual hold such a post. The rector is aware of this fact but seems unable to confront this individual. He even noted that the friends who accompany this individual for holidays each year are also homosexual. Another of the spiritual directors in the seminary thinks that homosexual priests are a great idea as they can minister to the gay Catholic community.

5. The archbishop of Birmingham and the archbishop of Westminster have both been informed of these issues and seem to prefer to ignore them. Why do we continue to have such passive and feeble-hearted clerics in such high places of leadership in the Church? Why are they afraid to speak out on topics such as homosexuality in the clergy and the toxic gender ideology sweeping through our schools?

These are not only facts but shocking allegations against the present life of the seminary in Birmingham. Action needs to be taken to address the homosexual culture in the Church’s hierarchy. Scandals like those of Theodore McCarrick and Cardinal Keith O’Brien are just waiting to happen. The normal, heterosexual students in Oscott demand that the homosexual clique in the seminary be dismissed and that the homosexual or bisexual staff members be dismissed also.

I was fired from the college for striving to uphold the Church’s teaching on homosexuality which is a grave injustice to me personally. It is extraordinary to think that I was asked by the rector to make a public oath of fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church at the beginning of the academic year. It is my fidelity to that oath that has cost me my job and deprived the seminarians of the only qualified formator in the seminary.

In the summer of 2016, I was forced to resign from St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth because they were ordaining openly homosexual men to the priesthood, and two years later I have been fired from St. Mary’s College, Oscott for stating that homosexual men are not to be admitted to seminary formation and priesthood.
We are surely living through dark times for the Catholic Church. Are there any good bishops left who are brave enough to begin the wholesale reform of the priesthood that is so badly needed?
With every blessing in Christ,

Father David Marsden, S.C.J.
Former Formation Tutor


Notorious seminarian threatens Fr. Marsden

Marsden recounted how he challenged one of the most notorious homosexual seminarians about his disordered lifestyle. He was given the response: “My bishop knows, the seminary council knows, my spiritual director knows – none of them have a problem with it so neither should you.” The priest said he realized that he was being told to essentially shut up since this was none of his business. It was after this encounter that Fr. Marsden said he realized that it was now no longer possible to conduct proper formation in the seminary in the face of such widespread dissent from Church teaching that was blatant among the seminary council and the spiritual directors. It was at this point, he said, that he wrote a letter to Mons. Connolly tendering his resignation.


I doubt if Father Marsden and I could ever be friends  but EVERYTHING he says in this letter to the UK bishops hits the nail on the head.

Father Marsden has been accused of homophobia.

I hope he is not because homophobia is a grave sin.

But he is right to say that while the RCC teaches what it does about homosexuality, sexuality and celibacy, there is no room in it for sexually active gay bishops, priests and seminarians.

Such men are UTTER HYPOCRITES upholding one set of doctrines and contradicting them in their daily living.

Jesus detested the Pharisees because they were above all else, hypocrites.

The English and Irish bishops, and their henchmen, are 21 st century PHARISEES.





Over the past few days we have heard of seminarians being bullied, including sexually bullied in seminaries.



By Claire O’Sullivan Irish Examiner.

A LETTER has been sent to the president by a Co Cork priest informing her that “vile, cruel and oppressive” bullying in Irish seminaries led to numerous suicide attempts by student priests.

The priest, who has long called for greater transparency around clerical sex abuse, told President Mary McAleese that “abuse as reflected in the Ryan Report is not confined or limited to children in religious institutions in Ireland”.

He has sent a similar letter to the Vatican. “I studied in a Roman Catholic Seminary in Ireland from and the culture that prevailed there was vile, cruel and oppressive.

Emotional and psychological abuse was the norm and those who abused their authority realised fully that they were unaccountable and above the law.

Towards the end of my time there I was duly called in and told in no uncertain terms that I was to keep my mouth shut and take what I knew to my grave,” he said.

“When left that seminary system I realised that many would not have endured what I had to endure. I concluded that it would be a matter of time before some one would commit suicide,” he said.

The Co Cork priest informed her he knew of one victim at a seminary who attempted suicide and “left a number of suicide notes for members of his family, but the Church authorities never passed them on”.

He claimed in a letter that another priest, who had been bullied in the seminary, succeeded in committing suicide, but there was never an internal inquiry at the seminary.

“I suffered profound ill-health as a result of what I personally experienced and witnessed. Nobody was prepared to do anything about the abuse that prevailed. Even to report it to professors they were powerless to do anything about it. ….

The reality for many sadly was that the Church structure and system was not a safe place.” In the letter, the priest thanked the president for her public statement on the Ryan Report. “I am in no doubt but that your words of wisdom provided great reassurance to the unfortunate victims who were subjected to humiliating and degrading abuse and torture at the hands of their cruel oppressor who profess to be acting in the name of God, religion and Church. It was a shocking revelation for many but for the victims it was final confirmation of their reality,” he said.



An Irish priest serving in England is deeply concerned because, during his time there a fellow seminarian, Michael Deegan RIP, committed suicide in 1994 in St Patrick’s College, Thurles.

The priest, as a seminarian, had heard from Michael that he was being bullied and stalked by homosexuals within the seminary.

These people were putting gay pornography under Michael’s door during the night.

The priest brought the pornography to the college authorities.

Nothing was ever done and poor Michael took his own life.

In the case of Thurles and Michael Deegan he was being sexually stalked and harassed in his first year – when our English priest friend say the abusive material on his bed and took him to complain to Father Fogarty. That was 1991. He died in his third year when he was 20 going on 21.


Crisis in Maynooth: Former Thurles seminarian describes ‘serious bullying’

Sarah MacDonald August 08 2016 02:30 AM

A former seminarian at St Patrick’s College in Thurles has told of the severe physical and mental abuse he endured while studying at the seminary.

‘James’ told the Irish Independent of the bullying he endured at the seminary – including one incident where he had a bucket of dirt thrown over him by two people wearing balaclavas.

Outlining for the first time in full his experiences of physical and mental abuse almost 25 years ago in the seminary, as he embarked on what he thought was the path to priesthood, he said, “As I now recall that year, I feel so much pain and horror for what I experienced.”

“When I entered [the] seminary, I was living with over 100 students and priests and lecturers.

“These priests were there to guide us on our journey to ordination and help us discern what we truly wanted out of life. They would be our leaders, spiritual directors and brothers within whom we would place our trust and always be confident that they cared for our wellbeing,” he said.

However, instead he was subject to bullying and wrongly accused of a criminal act, which his accuser later admitted was a lie – but ‘James’ never received an apology from the college.

“The time for secrets has ended,” he stated.

The former seminarian revealed how he was forced to dress up in women’s clothes for a college variety show called ‘The Henry’ within the first week of entering the seminary in order to entertain the college president and the seminary’s priests.

“I was forcefully encouraged to put on a lady’s dress and wig and go out on stage and sing like that.

“I was absolutely mortified and hated every moment. While standing on the stage, some other students got a long pole with a hook on it and tried to rip the dress off me. I got so upset, I ran off the stage to the laughter of everyone present.”

His second memory of feeling shocked was the medical examination that all first-year students had to take within the first two weeks of arrival.

In the infirmary, the doctor was waiting for him.

“I thought I knew what to expect. The regular checks of blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, etc, were all done and I was getting a clean bill of health.

“But what followed was a shock. I was instructed to drop my trousers and underpants. I immediately questioned this. I was told by the doctor to just do what I was told. Once everything had been removed, the doctor immediately went about feeling my penis, something I had never experienced in my life to that point.

“I was now very scared and horrified. I did ask the doctor why he was doing it. He became very abrupt with me and said that it was normal practice for any student who wanted to be a priest. They had to ensure that I was a fully functional male so that, I, the student could fully understand and appreciate what I was giving up by taking on the rule of celibacy.

He further stated that this was in accordance with canon law. For me, it was a total intrusion of my privacy and almost a stripping away of what I held dear, my dignity.”

Other unhealthy, boarding school-type pranks constituted bullying, he believes. They included removing all his possessions and personal belongings from his room and dumping them elsewhere, which led to the breakage of a personal photograph of his late grandmother who had passed away just two weeks after he entered the seminary.

On another occasion a bucket of muck and dirt was thrown over him as he rang the bell for the six o’clock Angelus by two people wearing balaclavas.

“No one would help me, these future priests just laughed, saying ‘Ah, it was your turn this time’.”

The final straw came when he was accused of stealing money and questioned by a member of the local Gardaí. His accuser later admitted fabricating the story when ‘James’ confronted him.

The other seminarian said he felt so bad about it that he had considered taking his own life. ‘James’ told the dean of formation that the man was feeling suicidal and the student was put under 24-hour watch and later removed from the college.

“These events were truly the beginning of the end of my dream to become a priest. It killed my faith in people and destroyed what I had always held dear.

When people talk about abuse, I am constantly aware that abuse comes in many different forms, not always sexual. But it is the secrecy and failure to acknowledge fault that is the most damning thing.”

Any happy memories of his year in seminary are tarnished by the “serious bullying” ‘James’ claims he endured.

He added: “[These people] believed they had a vocation. My wish is nothing like [this] happens anyone again.”

‘James’ spoke out after a former seminarian at Maynooth alleged last week that a member of staff harassed him. The man made a preliminary statement to the gardaí yesterday.

He said that he will continue with his complaint and provide a formal statement this week.

“They certainly felt that a couple of isolated incidents which I mentioned did warrant investigation by them,” he told the Irish Independent.

“I will be meeting them next week in person to provide a written statement concerning the above.”
He said that a priest who was meant to be his “spiritual father” acted inappropriately towards him on a number of occasions.

He said that his faith was “severely shaken” and he suffered from a severe depression.


During Micheal Ledwith’s time in Maynooth a very junior young seminarian from Cavan was found in the middle of a severe nervous breakdown in the college chapel.

He had been a victim of sexual bullying and seduction by other clerics in Maynooth.

His parents were sent for and he was packed home without any explanation.



U.S. seminarian who carried cross at pope’s Easter Mass dies in Rome

ROME — Friends and fans called him a “gentle giant,” a faithful “prayer warrior” and a Clark Kent whose superman power was helping people grow in holiness and faith.

“I believe I truly knew a saint,” one friend wrote.
The written comments were among the hundreds of condolence messages, prayers and stories submitted to an “in memoriam” page on the website for Legionary of Christ Brother Anthony Freeman of Houston.

The U.S. seminarian, who was a third-year theology student at Rome’s Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University, died unexpectedly at the age of 29. He was scheduled to be ordained a deacon July 7 in Houston.
He was found dead in his room April 2 after classmates realized he had not joined them for a scheduled outing. The university called Italian authorities, who were still conducting an investigation and autopsy as of April 4 to determine the cause of death.
He’d had supper with the seminary community April 1 after serving as an acolyte that day at Pope Francis’s Easter morning Mass, carrying the cross in the opening procession.

“They usually pick the tallest person” to carry the cross to give it prominence, and “he was tall and strong and to bear the cross was very symbolic” in hindsight, Legionary Father Aaron Smith told Catholic News Service April 4.


This week we heard of Pablo who took his life after seminary abuse.

It would be good if someone could tell us Pablo’s story.


I have personally spoken to a number of former seminarian who were very broken and damaged by seminary bullying, including sexual bullying.

Some of them needed medication. Some needed counselling. Some needed impatient treatment.

Some of them were sexually bullied by other seminarians.

Some were sexually bullied by seminary staff members.

Some of them will have to live for life with the repercussions of what happened to them.

And all this PURE EVIL happened because they decided to give their lives to God and the church.

All of this happened at the hands of those who claim to be servants of Jesus.

The only cure for all this is for every abused seminarian to make a formal complaint to the police.

And for each damaged seminarian to bring large civil cases against the church and priests involved.



A number of years ago, about four in the afternoon, I went into an RC parish church to say a quiet prayer.

I was impressed to see a teenage boy, in his school uniform, in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, praying earnestly. You dont see many teenagers doing that these days.

When the young man finished his prayers he passed by my pew and we exchanged a friendly greeting.

I told him I was impressed to see him there praying. He answered: “I’m hoping to be accepted for the priesthood in the diocese  Father. Would you say a prayer that I will be accepted and be a good priest”?

I assured him that I would and kept my promise.

A year or two later I saw that he had been accepted for the diocese in question and was sent to Maynooth.

I spoke about him to his former curate who told me was a wonderfully sincere young man and from a very devout family.

He went into Maynooth full of prayerfulness and with the idealism that resides in a pure heart.

Within a year everything had changed. He began featuring in reports of the Maynooth seminarians who were active on Grindr.

He had a new gay Maynooth nickname. Let’s call him “Lusty Leo”.

He had become a full blown member of the Maynooth Gay Circle.

He was a very good looking first year – a “chicken”, as they call it in gay parlance.

The older “Chicken Hawks” spotted him a mile away and got their claws into him straight away.

He was introduced to heavy drinking and poppers. Very quickly, the hawks had him literally “de-briefed”.

Before he knew it he was head over heels into the sauna lifestyle.

He slept (stayed awake) with many other seminarians.

These seminarians quickly brought him to the attention of their older, clerical sugar daddies.

The sugar daddies wined and dined the new chicken, bough him expensive gifts of clothing and cologne, brought him on hotel stay overs and on holidays.

They lavished money on him.

Soon  he was their captive.

Things went from bad to worse and in a whole complicated series of events he found himself out of seminary and back at home.

One or two of his old clerical friends keep in touch with him and still meet him and support him

But he is not only losing his boyish good looks  more sadly he has lost his innocence, and perhaps his faith.

He is no longer found praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Jesus described himself as the Vine and us as the branches.

Jesus talked about pruning, but he never mentioned PHS – maybe it was not around in first century Palestine?

PHS is plasmopara homosexualitatis suapte – avid homosexuality pathogen.

Its equivalent plasmopara heterosexualitis suapte is to be found in the world but has now became a rarity in RC clerical circles.

It is a destructive fungus that attacks Jesus’ vines, destroying the fruit on the vine and rending the fruit sour and poisonous.

Vines infected with PHS cannot be made into the wine Jesus spoke of – the New Wine we will drink with him in his Kingdom.

The liquid made with PHS infected grapes can only be made into the type of bitter vinegar on a sponge the soldiers held up to Jesus to drink on Calvary.

In the last few days on the blog we have been discussing the growth and spread of predatory homosexuality that is now in all our seminaries and dioceses.

This is widespread PHS.

It is destroying the vineyards of the Lord on earth.






Sadly  the Roman Catholic priesthood is now the biggest club in the world for sexually active bishops, priests and seminarians.

There’s more casual sex available in the RC priesthoid than their is available in the Red Light districts of cities like Amsterdam.

And no matter what your particular kink is, you will find an answer for it in every diocese and seminary in the world – from “Vanilla” to BDSM.

And, all of this happening in a church whose catechism says that homosexuality is seriously disordered and a grave sin!

Do they mean it’s only disordered and sinful for non clerics?

Presently  we have;

Seminarians being considered for diaconate and priesthood who are having sex like rabbits.

Seminarians and priests – and probably bishops – looking anonymous gay sex on apps like Grindr.

Seminarians and young priests acting as rent boys for senior clergy.

Seminarians and seminary staff having sex.

The presence of poppers and drugs in seminaries.

Priests attempting to seduce young men in their parishes.

Bishops appointing priest secretaries on the basis of their looks and sexual orientation.

Active and non active gay bishops allowing ordinations to take place because they have the hots for the ordinands.

Diocesan cliques of gay priests.

Seminarians expelled from seminaries over gay sex activities been taken on by bishops and being sent to new seminaries.

Many, many bishops turning a blind eye to the strange goings on among their seminarians and priests.

I have often said that the RCC was the Roman Empire Mk 11. And now we see the existence of the sexual anarchy in the RCC that played a major role in destroying the first Roman empire.

Sexual anarchy is not good for any human being, group of human beings or for society.

Sex is a wonderful gift from God but all gifts come with their accompanying obligations.

Sex is primarily a gift that allows us to show love, affection, attraction in a special way.

But sex should not be about hurting, using or abusing.

When that priest and seminarian had sex on the Kildorrery altar God was hurt. The believing community that gathers there was hurt. Christianity was abused and belittled by those who have set themselves up as the champions of Catholic Christianity.

When Catholic bishops “force” young priests and seminarians to do them sexual favours they are using and abusing those young men. They are using their position in the Christian Community to prey on the “vulnerable”.

When seminarians and priests engage in orgiastic sex with each other they are betraying their faith, their vocation and the community they serve – and the community who pay for their lives and in return expect authenticity and standards from them.

They are saying to the community: “Give us your money. Give you your respect. Put us on your pedestals, acknowledge us as “Alter Christus”, live as we tell you to live – but when it comes to expecting certain standards from us – fuck off”!

The RCC priesthood and episcopate is now full of gay sex addicts.

Put addicts in charge of your organisation and what do you get ?

You get anarchy, destruction and a tsunami of human misery!



Associated Press

May 27, 2020

(Credit: Pixabay.)

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Diocese of St. Cloud will pay sexual abuse victims $22.5 million and file for bankruptcy, according to a settlement agreement.
Terms of the agreement were announced Tuesday.

Some 70 victims say they were abused by 41 priests in cases that date back to the 1950s.

Attorney Jeff Anderson negotiated the settlement agreement and said it gives validation to the victims, some of whom Anderson first represented in lawsuits filed in the 1980s, the Star Tribune reported.

“Every single survivor with whom we worked has felt some measure of recovery of power by having come forward to share secrets,” said Anderson.

“We believe they have made the community safer because of it, and they have been a part of a massive cleanup of a massive coverup in the Diocese of St. Cloud. It has been a journey born of great tribulation.”

St. Cloud Bishop Donald Kettler said in a statement that he apologized on “behalf of the Church for the harm they (victims) suffered.” Kettler said he hoped the settlement will help heal the victims of abuse.
If the bankruptcy plan is approved, the St. Cloud Diocese will become the fifth of Minnesota’s six dioceses to settle its clergy abuse claims and declare bankruptcy.  
St. Cloud Bishop Releases Names of 33 Accused Priests
By Alex Svejkovsky
January 3, 2014

Bishop Donald Kettler, Photo by’s Jim Maurice

A day after a Sartell man filed a lawsuit against the Diocese of St. Cloud, Bishop Donald Kettler has released the names of those accused of sexual abuse of minors.

The move comes as other Minnesota Catholic Dioceses and the Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul are dealing with similar disclosures or lawsuits to release similar lists of clergy members.

In a new release issued today, Kettler said:

When I became Bishop of the Diocese of St. Cloud, I immediately began connecting with the people, familiarizing myself with policies and reviewing important documents that I am responsible for as Bishop. It is my intent to continue to provide a pastoral response to such abuse. I hope that the release of these names will provide validation to those victims.

According to the Bishop’s release, at least seven of the clergy members are still living. Four of them in Collegeville, one in St. Cloud, one in the Twin Cities, and one in New York.

Twenty-one others have died. And the status of five other clergy members are unknown.

Here is the list of clergy:

Robert Blumeyer, OSB (Order of Saint Benedict): St. Augustine, St. Cloud; St. Benedict’s, Avon; St. Catherine, Farming. Deceased

Michael Brennan, TOR (Third Order Regular of Saint Francis): Our Lady of the Angels Boarding School, Belle Prairie. Status Unknown

Anthony Canu, TOR: Our Lady of the Angels Boarding School, Belle Prairie. Status Unknown

Cosmos Dalheimer, OSB: St. Mary’s, St. Cloud; St. Benedict’s Monastery and College, St. Joseph; St. Augustine, St. Cloud; St. Joseph, St. Joseph; St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud. Deceased

John Eccleston: Sacred Heart, Staples; St. Edward’s, Henning; Ave Maria, Wheaton; Chaplain St. Francis Convent, Little Falls. Deceased

Richard Eckroth, OSB: St. Benedict High School, St. Joseph; St. Augustine, St. Cloud; Seven Dolors, Albany; St. Raphael’s Convent, St. Cloud; St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud. Currently residing in Collegeville, MN.

Sylvester Gall: St. Joseph, Pierz; St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud; Chaplain, St. Raphael, St. Cloud; St. John the Baptist, Swanville; St. Nicholas, Belle River; St. Nicholas, St. Nicholas; St. Andrew, Elk River; St. Michael’s, Motley; St. John Nepomuk, Lastrup. Deceased.

William Garding: St. Mary’s, Melrose; St. Paul’s, Sauk Centre; St. John the Baptist, Bluffton; Holy Cross, Butler; Assumption, Menagha; Director, Cemetary Office, St. Cloud. Deceased

Raoul Gauthier: Chaplain, St. Michael’s Hospital, Sauk Centre. Deceased

Thomas Gillespie, OSB: St. Boniface, Cold Spring; St. Joseph, St. Joseph; St. Raphael’s Convent, St. Cloud; St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud; St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph. Currently residing in Collegeville, MN

Stanislaus Goryczka: Holy Cross, Harding (Pulaski); St. Edward’s Elmdale; Our Lady of Lourdes, Little Falls. Deceased

Francis Hoefgen, OSB: St. Bonface, Cold Spring; St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph. Laicized. Address unknown

Othmar Hohmann, OSB: Immaculate Conception, New Munich; St. Boniface, Cold Spring; St. Joseph, St. Joseph. Deceased

Raymond Jacques: St. Peter and Paul, Sauk Centre; Assumption, Morris; St. Anne’s, Kimball. Deceased

Val Klimek: St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud; Spiritual Director, Cathedral High School; St. Columbkill, St. Wendel; St. Lawrence, Duelm; Director, Catholic Charities; Holy Trinity, Royalton; Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Rockville. Deceased

Reginald Krakowski, TOR: Local Superior, St. Louis Monastery, St. Cloud; Cathedral High School. Current Status Unknown

Joseph Kremer: Sacred Heart, Sauk Rapids; Staff, St. John’s Seminary/Diocese of St. Cloud; St. Michael’s, Spring Hill; Holy Spirit, St.Cloud. Deceased

Richard Kujawa: St. Mary’s, Breckenridge; St. Joseph, Bertha; St. Edward’s, Henning; Sacred Heart, Flensburg; St. Mary’s, Melrose; St. Hubert, Blue Grass; Our Lady of the Assumption, Menagha. Deceased

Henry Lutgen: St. Mary’s, Alexandria; Superintendent, St. Cloud Children’s Home; Director, Catholic Charities. Deceased

Brennan Maiers, OSB: St. Joseph, St. Joseph; St. Boniface, Cold Spring; St. Raphael’s Convent, St. Cloud; St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph; St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud. Currently residing in Collegeville, MN

James Mohm: St. Joseph, Pierz; St. Joseph, Brushvale; St. James, Maine; Immaculate Conception, Osakis. Deceased

Donald Rieder: St. Mary’s, Alexandria; St. James, Randall; St. Anne’s, Kimball; Assumption, Morris; St. Agnes, Roscoe; St. Louis, Paynesville; Chaplain, St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls; St. Stanislaus, Sobieski; St. John Cantius, St. Cloud. Deceased

Francisco Schulte, OSB: St. Boniface, Cold Spring. Collegeville, MN

Robert Smith: Holy Angels, St. Cloud; Holy Family, Belle Prairie; Our Lady of Victory, Fergus Falls; St. Leonard’s, Pelican Rapids; St. Paul’s, Sauk Centre; Chaplain, Poor Clare Sisters, Sauk Rapids; Holy Cross, North Prairie; St. Stanislaus, Sobieski. Deceased

Peter Snyers: Immaculate Conception, Rice; St. Mary’s, Breckenridge; St. Kathyrn’s, Ogilvie; St. Louis, Foreston; Assumption, Eden Valley; St. Hedwig’s and St. Mary’s, Holdingford; St. John Cantius, St. Cloud. Deceased

Allan Speiser: St. Ann’s, Wadena; Sacred Heart, Sauk Rapids; Holy Angels, St. Cloud; Chaplain, St. Raphael’s, St. Cloud; Cathedral High School, St. Cloud; St. Anthony, St. Anthony; St. Nicholas, St. Nicholas; Immaculate Conception, Becker; St. Francis Xavier, Sartell; St. John Nepomuk, Lake Reno; Our Lady of the Runestone, Kensington; Holy Cross, Butler; St. John the Baptist, Bluffton; Holy Spirit, St. Cloud; St. Francis, St. Francis. Deceased

James Thoennes: St. Anthony’s, St. Cloud; St. Mary’s, Melrose; St. Joseph, Waite Park; St. John’s, Foley; St. Anne’s, Kimball; Sacred Heart, Dent; St. Leonard’s, Pelican Rapids; St. Joseph, Bertha; St. Edward’s. Henning; Chaplain, St. Mary’s Villa, Pierz. Currently residing in St. Cloud, MN

Roger Vaughn, OSC (Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross (Crosiers)) : St. Peter’s, St. Cloud. Currently residing in New York.

Michael Weber: Holy Spirit, St. Cloud as transitional deacon. Currently residing in Twin Cities, MN

William Wey: St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud; St. Donatus, Brooten; Immaculate Conception, Sedan; St. Gall, Tintah; Sacred Heart, Dent; St. Peter, Dumont; St. Patrick, Collis. Deceased

Adelbert Wolski, TOR: Cathedral High School. Current Status Unknown

Vincent Yzermanns: St. Boniface, Melrose; St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud; St. John the Baptist, Swanville; Editor, Saint Cloud Visitor; St. Nicholas, St. Nicholas; St. Rose, St. Rosa; St. Anthony, St. Anthony. Deceased

Francis Zilkowski: Chancellor, Diocese of Saint Cloud; St. Louis, Foreston; Sacred Heart, Flensburg; Our Lady of Lourdes, Little Falls; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Opole. Deceased

Bishop Kettler says he hopes the release of names will help victims.

It is my hope that the release of these names will provide validation to those victims who have been sexually abused and have already come forward. I pray it will also give strength to those who have remained silent and allow them to come forward.

The release also encourages anyone who may have been sexually-abused to contact a victim’s advocate.



Recently ordained for Leeds.

Formerly of Oscott and Allen Hall.


Recently ordained for Northampton.




Many, even those with no particular interest in Roman Catholicism, are watching the religious politics to see who will replace DM in Dublin.

Favourites include Paul Tighe in Rome, Leahy in Limerick and Nulty in Kildare.

In my view, something interesting happened recently when DM withdrew Ciaran O’Carroll from the Irish College in Rome and made him Vicar for Clergy in Dublin.

Diarmuid, Tighe and O’Carroll are all friends.

Tighe and O’Carroll holiday together.

I think it is possible that O’Carroll might get Dermos job.

If he doesn’t, I think he will be made an auxiliary to the new archbishop.

Tighe is now 62 and an ideal age for Dublin with 13 years to serve.

But I’m told Tighe likes Rome and would prefer to go further there?

Leahy is pastoral enough, a Dublin priest and a good theologian.

Nulty is a light weight run about..

I’ve heard Phonsie’s name mentioned. He has Opus Dei connections. He’s basically a neurotic borderline psychotic personality. But it would not be the first time a looney climbed the RCC ladder.

An outsider, I think, in the Jesuit provincial Leonard Maloney. The pope is a Jesuit and met Maloney in Dublin. Mind you  Maloney made a dog’s dinner of the recent Paul Prior Jesuit allegations. But reward for incompetent is right up there in the RCC.

The appointment is very important for the Dublin priests who have not felt cared for by DM. I accept this as being a fact but cannot understand it as DM is very human and compassionate to others. What was behind DM’s poor relationship with the Dublin priests.

Who ever gets Dublin will be of interest to those of us who are RCC watchers from the sociological and humourous points of view.

But it will make no difference to the cancerous decline in Irish Catholicis. The RCC has already lost most of the battles and indeed the entire war.

The new archbishop of Dublin will simply co-chair the handling of the fallout from RCC implosion alongside Her Grace of Armagh.