I find all this new gender pronouns very confusing and often wonder if the tail – the uptight transgender extremists, is wagging the dog – us and society in general.

I have a long history of openness and ministry to the LGBT community and transgender people in particular.

I have accompanied a number of individuals on their journeys/ counselling and surgery as they change gender.

I will call anyone by the name they prefer – male, female or whatever.

If someone wants me to regard them as a he or she I will respectfully obliged.

Bit then they bring this issue up of gender being a continum with male and female at either end – the binaries.

And othere being son here in between and wanting to be referred to by pronouns.

But how are the rest of us to know, immediately and spontaneously what to call someone like this.

Do I really have to ask EVERYONE I meet what pronoun they want me to call them by?

And are people entitled to be offended if I innocently call someone who looks like a man – “he”?

Is all if this not POLITICAL CORRECTNESS gone mad?

Is it a small section of people trying to bully everyone else?

Just wondering?



A priest along with the former parish administrator of a Catholic church in Florida funneled nearly $1.5 million in parishioners’ donations into a secret bank account for personal use, Vero Beach police said Tuesday.

The former pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach, Father Richard “Dick” Murphy, died on March 22, 2020, at the age of 80. The administrator, 69-year-old Deborah True, “turned herself in” to the Indian River County Jail in Vero Beach on Sept. 19, police said in a statement posted on the Vero Beach Police Department’s Facebook page.

The Diocese of Palm Beach contacted the police department in December 2021, raising concerns about a fraudulent bank account and the misappropriation of church funds that took place over the course of five years.


The vice president of the German bishops’ conference said Thursday he had thought about resigning after the publication of a report claiming he mishandled abuse cases, but that he had ultimately decided against it.

A report published Sept. 20 said Bishop Franz-Josef Bode mishandled abuse cases in the Diocese of Osnabrück, in northwestern Germany, which he has led since 1995.

The 600-page interim report is titled “Sexual violence against minors and vulnerable by clergy in the Diocese of Osnabrück since 1945.”

The report said in the first decades of his term, Bishop Bode “repeatedly” kept people accused of abuse in office or appointed them to other positions, including management tasks in youth pastoral care.


The same problems keep coming and returning in the RCC.

– Sexual misbehaviour by priests.

– Cover up by bishops.

– Money going missing in parishes, dioceses and religious orders.


The RCC is one of the oldest and most corrupt institutions in world history.

They seem to have developed an uncanny ability to FOOL ALL OF THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME.

But that has been and is changing in our times.

In my lifetime I have come to see right through them.

Many are joining me now.

RC bishops and priests are snake oil salesmen.

Only the brainwashed follow them.




September 22, 2022 from Church Militant by Jules Gomes

Brazil’s top cardinal, who is currently visiting Pope Francis, is covering for a sodomite priest who coerced a 17-year-old boy into sexual slavery, Church Militant has learned.

Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, archbishop of São Paulo, is refusing to comply with a court order that compels him to disclose documents of the archdiocese’s canonical proceedings against homopredator priest Fr. Bartolomeu da Silva Paz.

Brazilian liberation theologian Leonardo Boff reported the sodomite rape and sexual enslavement of Elissandro Dias Nazaré de Siqueira (aka “Eli”) to Pope Francis, a source close to the victim said. The crimes were perpetrated by Fr. Bartolomeu from 2014 to 2017.

Eli’s lawyers, Guilherme Dudus, a graduate of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, and Dr. Maristela Basso, professor of international law at the University of São Paulo, are appealing to Pope Francis to grant justice to Eli during Scherer’s ad limina visit to Rome.

“This ad limina visit is very curious and really puts Pope Francis to shame,” Dudus told Church Militant. “We request the Holy Father to open an inquiry into the conduct of Cdl. Scherer, the apostolic nunciature in Brazil and the bishops involved in covering up the abuse.”


This is an other terrible scandal and cover up.

The cover up is particularly bad as it goes all the way to the Vatican and Francis.

The stench of rotteness is now coming from every international corner of the RCC




I free to release this email as Bill has been sending it to third parties.

Dear Bill,

I hope that by this stage you realise how much I care about you and in fact love you as my friend.

In writing this I realise that you may be very angry with me and withdraw your friendship from me.

But above all else, a friend is someone who will tell you the truth even if it involves risks.

“Love is not something you protect. It’s something you risk.” “Better to put your heart on the line, risk everything, and walk away with nothing than play it safe. Love is a lot of things, but “safe” isn’t one of them.”

(Gayle Forman)

“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.

(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

I was totally exhausted after your visit last weekend

And, while possessing absolutely no expertise in matters medical or psychological, I am worried that you are suffering from a debilitating mental health condition.

I base this worry on my observation and experience of your behaviour at close quarters.

I think you should use your excellent VHI to address this.



Since sending this email to Bill I have had a tirade of abuse from him.

I’m not upset by this as I know the place they are coming from.

I still regard myself as his good, honest friend.

And I am not saying that anything Bill has said, or is saying, is untrue.

Nor do I want a lorry load of  nasty, personalised comments about Bill – and will not publish them.

The purpose of this blog is to persuade Bill or someone close to him to act in his best interests.


As we head into winter Bill is currently homeless and living in a tent.

Last week I paid £ 400 for three nights accommodation for him in Dublin.

If I could afford it I would pay a regular rent for him, but I can’t.

When he stayed with me for 3 nights recently I purchased new bed linen to give him rest and comfort and made sure he had nourishing meals.

I would urge anyone in touch with Bill to give him all the support they can.


I have decided not to allow any comments regarding the second section of today’s blog.

But I will carefully read all comments and reflect on them.




The powerful account below is by Kevin, a survivor of abuse by Cistercian monks on Caldey Island and by Catholic priests. It is the most defining and important example of organised Catholic sexual abuse of children.

It is damning evidence that Catholic paedophile rings exist, hitherto denied or ignored.  These priests and monks are not one-off individuals, one rotten apple, but a whole rotten orchard. It shows how Catholic predators focus their criminal attention on vulnerable families.

Although it has been exposed in Kevin’s local media, nothing has been done. Catholics just ignore these crimes which are hardly unique and are replicated in other Catholic communities, certainly amongst the De La Salles in Ipswich and in my Ipswich Catholic diocese when I was growing up.

But this is surely amongst the worst.

Kevin’s contact details are at the end of his account.  Anything anyone can do to help – such as getting this account in the national media – do let Kevin know.  Or passing this story on in your own social media. It is really important and needs to be known nationally.


At some time during the night, I got woken up by someone getting into my bed, I soon realized it was Father C, he started to touch me in my groin area and then he started to rape me even though I did not know at the time what he was doing.

I screamed and cried for my dad and mam, but no one came to rescue me.

After breakfast Father C wanted us to do confession with him.

The following morning, I woke up alone in my bed, I got dressed and went downstairs, everyone was acting normal morning except my dad took me to another room, pulling down my pants and put some sort of cream on my private bits, he did not say a single word to me.

When it got to my turn he just spoke sexually and upset me.

Father C went back to his parish on the Sussex/Surry boarders.

He did bath the three of us. Father C ,over the holiday, took me to see other priests and Bishops in different parishes.

I knew then that he was showing them his prize, me.

Father C took us back home and again he raped me in my own bed.

For the next 4-5 years Father C would abuse me at my home and now was taking me back to his Parish where priests and Bishops gang raped me. It was a terrifying time and the only escape I had was to go into fantasy world where  my mind mode would protect me from the horrors. It lasted for hours or days.

When the evening got darker, I would be taken into a living room were there’d be up to a dozen priests and bishops waiting for me. I’d be given another tablet and some sweet drink ( Mead ) then a bishop or priest would go to the back of me and take my underwear off and then I would just go into safe mode.

Father Tadd came down to see me on the beach next day, waving chocolates and taken up to the sand dunes.

Eating the chocolates sitting on Father Thadd’s knees he started to grope me between my legs and kissing me wildly on the lips, I was so scared and upset that he was no different than Father C.

Eating the chocolates sitting on Father Thadd’s knees he started to grope me between my legs and kissing me wildly on the lips, I was so scared and upset that he was no different than Father C.


Reading the above words should fill anyone with disgust and a very righteous anger.

This child was gang raped by RC bishops and priests.

He was an innocent lamb slain on their altar.




Here is his presentation of the four roots of the crisis and his explanation.

#1 Homosexuality among the clergy

One of the evident, observable and deepest roots of the sexual abuse of minors is homosexuality among the clergy. Of course, I will not say that all homosexuals are necessarily abusing children. This would be unjust and untrue. But we are speaking about clerical abuse in the Church, and so we have to focus on this illness. 

It has been proven that more than 80 percent of victims were post-pubescent males. It is therefore evident that the nature of the majority of this abuse involved homosexual acts. We have to stress that this is one of the main roots.

#2 Relativism of doctrine

The other main root of the abuse crisis is the relativism on moral teaching which began after the Second Vatican Council. Since then, we have been living in a deep crisis of doctrinal relativism, not only of dogmatics but also of morals — the moral law of God.

Morals were not taught clearly in seminaries over the past 50 years; it was often not clearly taught in Seminaries and Theological faculties that a sin against the sixth commandment is a grave sin. Subjectively there may be mitigating circumstances, but objectively it is a grave sin. Every sexual act outside a valid matrimony is against the will of God. It offends God and is a serious sin, a mortal sin.

This teaching was so relativized… We have to stress this… the relativism of moral teaching, specifically on the sixth commandment. 

#3 A lack of ascesis in seminaries

Another deep cause is the lack of a true, serious and authentic formation of seminarians. There was a lack of ascesis in the life and formation of seminarians. 

It has been proven by two thousand years, and by human nature, that without physical ascesis like fasting, praying, and even other forms of corporal mortifications, it is impossible to live a constant life in virtue without mortal sin. Due to the deep wound of original sin and the concupiscence still at work in every human being, we need corporal mortification. 

St. Paul says: “Make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.” (Rom. 13:14) We can paraphrase these words, saying: do not nurture your flesh too much or concupiscence will dominate you. And this is exactly what often happened in seminaries. Seminarians and priests nurtured the flesh through a comfortable life without ascesis, without fasting and other bodily and spiritual mortifications. 

#4 Above all the absence of a deep and true love for Christ

But to me, the deepest cause of the clerical sex abuse crisis is the lack of a deep and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. When a seminarian or a priest does not have a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ, in constant fidelity to a life of prayer and really enjoying a personal love for Jesus, he is easy prey for the temptations of the flesh and other vices. 

Furthermore, when you have a deep and personal love of Christ, you cannot deliberately commit a horrendous sin. Occasionally, because of the weakness of human nature, a priest or seminarian could commit a mortal sin against purity. But in the same moment, he is deeply repentant and decides to avoid the next sin at any cost. This is a manifestation of a true love of Christ. But it is for me completely excluded that a person who deeply loves Christ can sexually abuse minors. It is for me impossible. In my opinion, a deep love of Christ excludes this.



Bishop Schneider might be right or wrong in what he says – or even partially right and partially wrong.

He makes the point that over 80% of the sexual abuse victims of priests are post pubescent males on whom priests perform ”homosexual acts”.

Is it accurate to call these acts “homosexual acts” or would it be more accurate to call them “paedophilic acts”?

Doctrinal relativism

I cannot agree with the bishop when he says:

A sin against the sixth commandment is a grave sin. Every sexual act outside a valid matrimony is against the will of God. It offends God and is a serious sin, a mortal sin“.

This is an extremely legalistic view. It is denying that loving sexual expressions between two adults who are not married according to RCC theology and law, are always committing mortal sins.

In this day and age such a view is disgraceful and irrational position will be rejected by very many people.

Corporal mortification. 

Schneider suggests that it is impossible to live a moral life without fasting and other “corporal mortifications”.

Is he talking about people whipping themselves with “self flagalation”?

I hope not.

Above all the absence of a deep and true love for Christ.

It is easy to agree with the bishop on this.

Any person with a deep and true love for Christ could not abuse a child in any way.

But I suppose that does not allow for people who are either mentally ill and those who are sociopathic.

What do readers think of Schneider’s views?


Bishop Schneider Rebukes Pope Francis: Catholicism Is ‘The One True Religion’

September 18, 2022 from LifeSite News by Michael Haynes

Bishop Athanasius Schneider has hit back at the ecumenical Congress Pope Francis recently attended, saying that Catholicism is “the only one true religion which God commanded to all people to believe.”

Speaking to EWTN’s Alexey Gotovskiy outside the Archdiocese of Astana’s Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the auxiliary bishop awaited the arrival of Pope Francis to a meeting with Kazakhstan’s Catholic clergy.

We’re not one of the many religions; we’re the only one true religion which God commanded to all people to believe,” Bishop Schneider stated. “There is no other way to salvation.”

He made his clear remarks in light of the ongoing ecumenical meeting – the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions – which Pope Francis was in Kazakhstan to attend.

The previous day Pope Francis had delivered an opening address at the Congress in which he decried conversion efforts, and told the various representatives that their “religions” remind them all that they are “journeying towards the same heavenly goal.” Assembled were numerous religious and political leaders, including, among many other Muslim leaders, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayeb; Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yitzhak Yosef; as well as Buddhist, Shintoist, and Taoist leaders, as well as representatives from the U.N.

Pope Francis employed numerous quotes from a local Mulism philosopher to make his argument, but did not reference Jesus Christ or Sacred Scripture during his speech.


I do not agree with Bishop Schneider.

To me, spirituality / God, is like a multifaceted diamond.

Each facet reflects God.

Catholicism is one facet.

There are hundreds of other facets.


MC ALEESE DISGRACEFUL ACTION OVER DALI LAMA. Trinity College stripped the honor of the Dalai Lama after Mary McAleese sparked China fears

A Trinity College Dublin committee rejected the Dalai Lama’s nomination for an honorary degree – after former President Mary McAleese, Trinity College’s chancellor, expressed concerns about a “serious” backlash from the Chinese government.

The Sunday independent noted that the Trinity Committee, which makes recommendations on honorary degrees to the University Board of Directors, met on December 16, 2019 in the University’s Long Room Hub.


I think that Mc Aleese and Trinity are a disgrace for refusing to present the Dali Lama with an honorary degree – in case it upset China!

The Dali Lama is an international symbol of peace and a global supporter of enlightenment and wisdom.

Why are people so willing to appease people like the Chinese and Putin – war mongers and threats to the world ?

I know Russia and China are powerful and have nuclear weapons.

But if we give them the message that we are afraid of them, then we will forever bully us forever.

Why should China sensitivity stop an Irish University from honouring the Dali Lama.


Today, the UK lays its belove Queen Elizabeth to rest.

She was a great servant of her country for over 70 years.

I am genuinely sad over her death

May she rest in peace.



The Church is to start moving the preparation of children for Holy Communion and Confirmation out of the classroom, putting more pressure on families to prepare their children for the sacrament. 

The country’s largest archdiocese is developing plans to strip back pre-sacramental preparations in schools amid growing sentiments that many families and children have little interest in the celebration.

The new policy in the Archdiocese of Dublin, which has been in development for four years, follows a survey of 1,800 people including parents, priests and school principals.


I think Dublin is quite right to take sacramental preparation out of the schools and put more responsibility on the parents.

In fact, I think all denominational religion should be taken out of schools. Schools should teach religion as comparative study.

The places for denominational religion are the church, the Sunday school and the family home.

Many teachers, even in Catholic schools, do not practice their faith.

Many parents who want their kids baptised, given Holy Communion and confirmed do not practice their religion or even believe.

Baptism, Communion and Confirmation have now become social occasions, parties, and excuses for eating and drinking to excess.

Parents spend hundreds and thousands of pounds on clothes and these occasions.

Some families even hire limos for the occasions and occasionally helicopters.

Are Sacraments not for believers?

Should they not be more spiritual and less materialistic occasions?

Should the children of the non believing and non practising be baptised?

We have a lot of thinking to do about the Sacraments and how we prepare for them, celebrate them and who receives them.



“GPs will never return to the pre Covid model we knew”.

So said a very senior medical professional to me on Thursday.

Covid has given the GPs two years away from seeing lots of patients face to face everyday.

Instead they have dealt with patients over the telephone etc.

This has been much less stressful for GPs and given them a new, easier relaxed lifestyle.

Many GPs have now gone on to a three day a week basic – again introducing them to less stress and more relaxation.

But the impact will be felt by patients – especially older, more sick and disabled patients. Seeing their doctor helped them not be so isolated.

Many of them are not great communicators on the telephone.

Many of them cannot use laptops or mobile phones for texting and emailing.

To get to see a GP now you’ve got to get past a battery of receptionists, practice managers, nurses and nurse specialists.

In a big practice you will not get to see the same doctor each time you visit – making the experience much more impersonal.

Most young doctors don’t want to be GPs any longer.

Many GPs are leaving general practice and indeed the NHS.

There is a worrying shortage of GPs.

Men are not becoming GPs. Most are now women.

I’m very worried about where General Practice / Primary is heading.

I’m worried about how it will affect all of us and medicine in general.


German Synodal Way Approves Text Calling Homosexual Acts ‘Not Sinful’ and ‘Not Intrinsically Evil’


At the fourth Assembly of the German Synodal Way, a large majority of the bishops and laity present voted to approve a text that demands the Church change her teaching on homosexuality. 

Entitled “Magisterial reassessment of Homosexuality,” the document includes the following statement: “Same-sex sexuality – also realized in sexual acts – is thus not a sin that separates from God, and it is not to be judged as intrinsically evil.”

The fourth Assembly of the German Synodal Way was held from September 8-10, 2022, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The Synodal Assembly consists of the 56 German bishops, 69 representatives of the lay organization “Central Committee of German Catholics,” and several other members of clergy and laity. For a text to be approved, a majority of the members of the Assembly, as well as a two-thirds majority of the bishops, is needed. 

Forty of the 56 German bishops (71%) voted in favor of the text that proposes a change to Church teaching on homosexuality. The document is meant to be submitted to Pope Francis and into the worldwide synodal process. 


I agree with the German Synod’s statement on homosexuality and homosexual acts.

But of course this is a direct challenge to the traditnal RCC teachings that homosexual acts are intrinsically evil and are grave sins.

It is a big step for an important national church like the German church to throw down this challenge to Rome, the Vatican and traditional theologians.

But eventually Rome had to eventually agree that the earth was round and not flat.

And it must now prepare to abandon its flat earth approach to human sexuality.

It must learn from the fields of science, medicine and psychology.

These disciplines are also gifts from God and contain well founded sources of wisdom and knowledge.

The Holy Spirit is at work through all knowledge.

The clash of views on human sexuality may very well prompt a schism in the RCC?

As someone said:

“Sex will be the Catholic Church’s 21st century Galileo”.

And strange that the country that produced the most recent conservative pope is now challenging conservative Catholic theology.