The Roman Catholic Church has really screwed up generations of loyal Catholics, especially when it comes to sex.

I have seen so many instances of this in my 45 years as a priest.

One case was quite extreme when I was a curate in Kilkeel – 1983 – 1984.

One weekday morning the mother of two sons and one daughter arrived to the presbytery to see me.

Unusually, she was holding what looked like folded bed sheets.

She was very upset.

She had two sons – one aged 15 and one aged 17 and she told me that when making their beds she had discovered the sheets were semen stained.

She was very distressed because her sons were regularly committing “mortal sins” and she was afraid that if anything happened to them they would go straight to hell!

She asked me to talk to her sons about their sins and to ask them to stop masturbating and to go to immediate confession after each time they did it if they couldn’t stop.

I was flabbergasted by the visit and by the details of it.

This lady was a very good lady – a daily Mass goer, a prayerful woman and a highly charitable woman, a good wife and a good mother.

She was as well educated and a very talented artist and musician.

But her poor conscience had been pulverised by years of listening to nuns and priests going on about sex and sexual sins.

She was genuinely in great distress.

I did my very best to explain to her the normal sexual development, especially of boys.

I tried to explain to her the utter normality of boys and men masturbating, not to mention girls or women.

I gave her a small reading list.

But some nuns and priests had convinced her that every time a man masturbates he wipes out 300,000 souls.

Eventually she settled down and left it with God.

As a priest once said to me:

“Pat, they wouldn’t let us get rid of our semen, and it went to our heads and made us mad”.


Licence paid


If you want your loved one ashes stored in Fintan Monahan’s Ennis cathedral it will set you back Euro 1,600 plus vat per loved one.

When full the project will have earned Fintan & Co Euro 384,000 plus vat.

Not bad money for a wall that previously earned nothing for Fintan.

And I can imagine that Fintan will be eying out some more walls in many churches for similiar use.

When the living are abandoning the church the dead will be saving it financially.

If you were a church goer for 50 years and gave Fintan Euro 10 a week you would have given him Euro 26,000 in total.

Then when you die you give him another Euro 1,600 plus vat.

According to unhappy Ennis cathedral parishioners anyone from anywhere with E 1600 can buy an ash patch.

I wonder if there is a time limit on how long your beloved can occupy a niche? Is there a 100 year clause? And if their is, what will happen to the ashes after that 100 years?

In Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin yiu can now buy “pre used graves”.

Will the ashes be sent to Tuam to be buried in a septic tank?

And will your niche be rented out to a 22 nd century family?

Some churches in other places have built columbariums in the church floor – meaning that you can stash thousands of ash urbs all over the floor area?

And what will happen when many Irish churches and cathedrals become bingo halls, night clubs and pubs?

Will we have night clubs and pubs named: “The Ashes”, ” The Niches”, “The Crem”, ” The Bishops Bones” etc.

What do readers make of Fintan’s new moneymaker?




IRISH NEWS 25.10.21

Yesterday Noel Treanor, the RC bishop of Down and Connor confirmed that the church trial of JJ Murray will resume.

Murray’s victims are hoping that he will be laicised and will also lose his diocesan residence and pension.

They feel very strongly about this given that Murray used the dementia get out of jail card during his state prosecution.

The girls went to court to get JUSTICE.

They ended up only getting LAW.

And, as we said the other day, the law is often AN ASS.

All of us who have spent years in Down and Connor, in my case, 43 years, know that JJ Murray was always an abuser of females.

I first reported him to Bishop Philbin in 1981- 40 years ago on behalf of an adult female he messed about.

He has spent a lifetime flaunting his celibacy problem.

He was one of a D&C gang of golfers and drinkers.

Philbin, Daly and Walsh failed to stop him in his tracks.

Its only since I met Sinead, one of his child victims, that I knew he also hurt little girls.

Murray should never have been a priest.

He should bever have been retained in the priesthood.

Noel Treanor will give justice to his victims if he laicises him and takes away his church house and pension.

This is what his victims hope for.


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I firmly believe that all governments should immediately introduce compulsory covid passports for all citizens.

The news in the UK / IRELAND this weekend says that the vast majority of covid patients in hospitals and Intensive Care Units are non vaccinated.

I do accept that people have the right not be be vaccinated.

But that has to be balanced against the right of the rest of us not to have our health and life threatened by the unvaccinated.

The common good must be balanced against individual rights.


There are various groups resisting vaccination.

There are the RELIGIOUS NUTS objecting to it for reasons like the use of aborted babies used in the vaccine development process.

I am anti abortion except in the most extreme cases like rape and the danger of death to the mother.

It’s unfortunate that processes like the use of aborted fetuses or innocent animals are used. But while we are trying to change that, it is the lesser of two evils to use the vaccine to save health and life.

There are the CONSPIRACY NUTS who think that through the vaccine the government can track us!

And these people don’t mind carrying mobile phones which are so absolutely suitable for tracking.

In the end of the day the government has the duty to protect the population.

Individuals who do not want to observe the rules published by the government and their scientific advisors should accept that their rights will be restricted

And that is to protect the common good.

And, I an in favour of that.




A letter to a priest’s victim on the occasion of his been convicted and sentenced for his abuse of her 40 years ago.


Dear Sinead,

After 40 years of intense personal suffering your abuser has now being publicly shamed, convicted and sentenced for his vicious abuse of you as an an innocent little girl.

I know that now you have been vindicated in your accusations against him but just a day after his sentencing all the pain and trauma is flooding back into your life, you heart, your head.

This suffering is more intense because your abuser, MURRAY, played the dementia card during his trial, urged on by his lawyers, and instead of being sent to prison for years he is now being allowed to return home to his Down and Conor diocesan home to live on his diocesan pension and be cared for under the “supervision” of the SS ! – social services.

When accused he had fled to his nice apartment in Gran Canaria, where he golfed, wined and dined daily – while you sat at home in Belfast in the midst of your sorrows, pains and misery.

The judge accepted the dementia diognosis – but as someone who has known Murray for bearly 50 years I am left asking, as are others, whether this is one of Murray’s stunts – the stunts he is as famous for. His life was all about stunts, golfing, wining and dining at others expense, and using and abusing women.

Sinead, when you go to court you seldom get justice and always get law.

You and your fellow victims have not received justice. You have received law – cold, heartless law – law that can always be bought by both lies and money.

Charles Dickens’ Mr Bumble quite rightly said – “the law is an ass – an idiot”.

Today you are attempting to recover from your recent kick from that vicious ass, that cynical idiot.

But you will recover – just like you recovered from so many hard knocks in your life.

You are not finished with Murray. He needs to be dismissed from the priesthood and eventually buried in an ignominious grave as Mr Murray.

You also need to deal with those people in the Roman Catholic Church – bishops and priests who knew all about Murray’s abuse of women and covered it up and even laughed it off with: “Oh dear. That’s JJ for you”.

Sinead, you are stronger than you think.

You survived vicious abuse by a paedophile priest.

You have battled with your demons for 40 years now – and SURVIVED!

You have maintained a strong faith in God.

You will get from God what the liars and lawyers deprived you of – JUSTICE.

It has been absolute honour and privilege to walk by your side for these last 6 or 7 years and I will continue to walk by your side and hold your hand.

Be calm, be strong, hold your head high.

You have overcome the power of Hell without and within.

You are God’s blossom and the scent of your courage and pain, distilled in your tears, is a delight to Jesus who has plans for your future beyond your wildest dreams.

With love,

Your friend,




Michael King ordinatiin day January 2016


Daragh McDonagh

A priest has been placed on indefinite leave by his diocese after posting videos on social media that featured innuendo and joked about playing songs like ‘Highway to Hell’ at a funeral Mass.

In a statement to be read to parishioners in Gort, Co Galway, this weekend, Bishop Brendan Kelly refers to “upsetting information” regarding 44-year-old curate Fr Michael King.

Bishop Brendan Kelly

He confirms the priest is “on indefinite leave from all duties” and will be absent from the parish “for the foreseeable future”.

“I fully understand that you feel hurt and let down at this time,” adds Bishop Kelly.

The move follows the publication of a number of videos by Fr King on the social media platform TikTok, in which he appears topless and alludes to sex and alcohol.

In one TikTok post, the curate excitedly declares it’s “thirsty Thursday” and “half past pub time” before saying “Glug, glug, glug, glug, glug… beer. Nice.” 

 Fr King laughs and lip-syncs in another video captioned “Me in charge of a funeral playlist”, which features clips of songs such as Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust, the BeeGee’s Staying Alive, and the dance hit You’ll Never See Me Again.

He also featured on a post by another TikTok user, in which he tells her: “Pineapple does not go on pizza, bitch, and carrots do not go into cakes, okay?” 

 Fr King, who is from Renmore in Galway, was ordained in 2016 and had been a curate for the parish of Gort in the south of the county before being placed on indefinite leave.

Last August, he was also appointed as administrator of Kilbeacanty/Peterswell parish and priest-in-charge in Beagh.

Prior to becoming a priest, Fr King had worked as a barman in a number of nightclubs in Galway City and was an amateur actor, featuring in a number of theatre productions.

In his message to parishioners this weekend, bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora Brendan Kelly will say: “Many of you have become aware over the past few days of upsetting information concerning Fr Michael King.

“I wish to advise you that, from Monday last, Fr King is on indefinite leave from all duties and will be absent from the parish for the foreseeable future.” 

Michael King



I am Xxxxxx from the USA. In February of this year, I met Father Michael King on a social media chat platform called Wakie. This is a social media place for adults wanting to make friends and more. We communicated on this site from February to April of this year.

At the beginning I did not know he was a priest. I am not a Catholic. Initially my friendship with Father King was just that – friendship. It developed into more and Father King indicated that he wanted more than friendship and that he wanted an online sexual relationship. He asked me to download Skype so that we could have face to face conversations. During these sessions we engaged in mutual masturbation.

Father King told me that he was leaving the priesthood and coming to the USA for us to be together as a couple.

Before communicating on Skype I asked Michael for a picture of himself and he told me that he was a priest and that if I wanted to see him to go to his parish website and watch him celebrating Mass. I did this. One of the ceremonies I watched was at Easter when he celebrated a ceremony that meant him going from station to station in his church.

Michael told he that he was addicted to cocaine and alcohol and he often used cocaine during our face to face meetings on Skype. He generally rang me very late at night for him when he had returned from the pub. Sometimes he brought other men back from the pub with him and they drank and played darts until 4 am.

He told me that he had met a female parishioner in the pub, that they got on well and that after that the parishioner turned up at his presbytery door and they had sex. He said that this had come to light and that his superiors gave him “a slap on the wrist”.

Michael also joined the Transgender / Transexual group on Wakie and I came to believe that he was bisexual or had other sexual issues.

He told me that he has been a drug user since he was a teenager and stopped using for a short while after joining the seminary but slipped back into drug use.

He seems to have no problem accessing cocaine where he lives?

During our Skype chats he also told me that he had been sexually abused by a male relative and when he spoke about this, he became very emotional and cried bitterly.

Michael has indeed hurt me – but I am not a scorned woman. I am a mature woman with a lot of experience of the ups and downs of life, and I only want two things:

That Michael King be prevented from hurting unsuspecting or vulnerable women or men.

That Michael gets and accepts help with his cocaine and drug addictions and psychological problems.



My God! Just when we thought we had heard it all about priestly carry on.

Just FIVE YEARS ORDAINED and into drugs, rock and roll and social media.

It must be asked: “Who recommended him for ordination”?

Is this another product of Maynooth albeit this one is heterosexual?

He should have stayed as a barman in the nightclub.

Currently, newly ordained priests ate a massive mortgage on the Church and laity.




The Claudy bombing occurred on 31 July 1972, when three car bombs exploded mid-morning, two on Main Street and one on Church Street in Claudy in County LondonderryNorthern Ireland. The attack killed nine civilians, injured thirty and became known as “Bloody Monday”.

Those who planted the bombs had attempted to send a warning before the explosions took place. The warning was delayed, however, because the telephones were out of order due to an earlier bomb attack. The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) issued an immediate denial of responsibility, and later stated that “an internal court of inquiry” had found that its local unit did not carry out the attack. On the thirtieth anniversary of the boming, there was a review of the case and in December 2002 it was revealed that the IRA had been responsible for the bomb explosions.


A priest suspected of being an IRA leader and masterminding a bombing atrocity was allowed to escape arrest thanks to a secret deal between police, ministers and the Roman Catholic Church, a report revealed yesterday.

Father James Chesney was the ‘prime suspect’ after nine people, including an eight-year-old girl, were killed and 30 injured when three car bombs exploded in the quiet Northern Ireland village of Claudy in July 1972.

Detectives wanted to arrest the Catholic priest, who was believed to be the commander of an active IRA terrorist unit, but the move was blocked by an Assistant Chief Constable concerned about the consequences of such a controversial arrest during one of the most bloody periods of the Troubles.


Many horrible things happened during The Troubles.

Claudy was a very bad one.

And it was made so much worse by the fact that a priest was involved in the bombing.

How any priest or any Christian could plant a bomb and destroy men, women and children is beyond me.

The victims that are still living need help with getting justice.

They particularly need help with finding out Father Chesney’s involvement with Republican paramilitaries was.

They also need to find out if the RCC knew about Father Chesneys.

Can anyone help?


There are plenty of people in the South Derry Brigade IRA area and elsewhere who have information about the Claudy bombing – they are just not minded to offer it up.

Why should they when church and state, voters and G.A.A. are jointly engaged in normalizing and even glorifying murder and IRA murderers?

They say it’s time to “move on” and to put Human Rights and Human Wrongs away – Truth may also be put away.

This is the foundation on which we are to build our shared future – on an agreed cover up…”



I was very fortunate growing up by having experienced the ministry and example of some very good priests.

In my childhood parish in Ballygall, Dublin we had Canon Pierce, Fr Joe Collins and Fr Michael Lambe.

Fr Collins

They celebrated Mass prayerfully, the visited every home on the parish and were available 24/7 to anyone in need.

Canon Pierce and Fr Collins were my priestly exemplars.

We also, as a family, had visits from the saintly Jesuit priest, Fr John Hyde SJ.

Fr Hyde

Priests then were true servants of the people.

They were not looking for anything for themselves. They were not narcissists.

Todays younger priests seem to be into their appearance, their vestments, their socialising and themselves in general.

They do not seem to want to do the boring task of going from home to home to let the parishioners see they care.

They want their days off, their priest buddies holidays etc.

The modern priest seems to ask “What can the church and peopke do for me” instead of “What can I do for the church and the people”.

Their priesthood is THEIR POSSESSION.


The world’s current RC seminaries are hotbeds of active and extreme homosexuality involving professors and seminarians.

The religious orders are full of active homosexualuals.

And these new latin Mass societies are full of active homosexuals, turned on by lace, ritual and living with other men.


The pope and bishops know all about this and are doing nothing about it.

Many cardinals, archbishops and bishops are sexually compromised.

It would also mean sacking most current seminarians and challenging the very many sexually active priests.


Ban sexually active men from seminaries if they do not commit to celibacy.

Expel all seminarians misbehaving sexually and in other ways.

Expel seminarians who bully other seminarians.

Dismiss sexually active priests.

Let the Vatican impose stringent visitations of religious orders.

Immedially disband all these recently set up Latin Mass groups of priests and others who obviously reject the Vatican II vision of church.

Let them go off and form other churches and societies if they wish.

All of this will lead to a more authentic church and priesthood.

The RCC has become a circus and the priesthood is now full of “clowns” of every hue.

Good priests in Ireland are now as scare as the corncrake.



GERARD QUIRKE has announced that he is leaving Tuam after three years to join a Latin Mass outfit!

He was only ordained for Tuam in 2018.

This time last year, Tuam was celebrating his 30th birthday with him and praising him as their youngest priest.

Now he is leaving them.



The FSSP consists of priests and seminarians who intend to pursue the goal of Christian perfection according to a specific charism, which is to offer the Mass and other sacraments according to the Roman Rite as it existed before the liturgical reforms that followed the Second Vatican Council. Thus, the fraternity uses the Roman Missal, the Roman Breviary, the Pontifical (Pontificale Romanum), and the Roman Ritual in use in 1962, the last editions before the revisions that followed the Council.

The 2007 motu proprio Summorum Pontificum had authorized use of the 1962 Roman Missal by all Latin Rite priests as an extraordinary form of the Roman Rite without limit when celebrating Mass “without a congregation”.  Its use for Mass with a congregation was allowed with the permission of the priest in charge of a church for stable groups attached to this earlier form of the Roman Rite, provided that the priest using it was “qualified to do so and not juridically impeded” (as for instance by suspension). That was abrogated by the 2021 motu proprio Traditionis custodes that emphasized deference towards the Missal of Pope St. Paul VI and added restrictions to which clergy could perform the Roman Rite according to the pre-Vatican II form. 

Following from its charism, the fraternity’s mission is twofold: to sanctify each priest through the exercise of his priestly function, and to deploy these priests to parishes. As such, they are to celebrate the sacraments, catechise, preach retreats, organize pilgrimages, and generally provide a full sacramental and cultural life for lay Catholics who are likewise drawn to the rituals of the 1962 missal. In order to help complete its mission, the fraternity has built its own seminaries with the goal of forming men to serve the fraternity.


The society was founded in 1988 under the leadership of 12 priests who were formerly members of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), another traditionalist organization, but were unwilling to remain part of it following the Écône consecrations, which resulted in its bishops being excommunicated by the Holy See.

Headquartered in Switzerland, the society maintains two international seminaries: the International Seminary of St. Peter in WigratzbadOpfenbachBavaria, Germany, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, United States. The society is officially recognized by the Holy See and its priests celebrate the Tridentine Mass in locations in 124 worldwide dioceses.


These Latin Mass societies should be totally and immediately suppressed by Francis and the Vatican.

Their foundation and continuation is a direct attack on Vatican II and the intentions of the council fathers as regards the celebration of the Mass in the vernacular.

Benedict XVI and others tolerated these latin dinosaurs when they should have been resisted and now they have a firm hold and are running another church alongside the Vatican II church.

Furthermore, they are taking vocations away from dioceses and parishes.

I’m surprised Michael Neary is allowing Quirke to abandon the diocese he was ordained for to join up with these bunch of nutcases.

What about the Tuam money soent on his training?

He should gave been forced to do at least 10 years of service in Tuam before indulging in this fantasy.

Were I his bishop I would have given him a firm NO and told him to serve Tuam or apply for laicization.

The priesthood is primarily one of pastoral service.

Not a way of indulging liturgical fantasies.




Hi Pat

I hope you are well. I have been trying to do some investigative work on the Christening of Conor McGregors baby Rian in the Sistine Chapel last week.

I am presuming given his Dublin roots, it may have been arranged by an Irish ordinary or Irish priest.

A man who has disgraced Irish sport by numerous thuggery misbehaviour is given the reward of a Sistine Chapel Baptism.

I am also working under the bias that he is not a regular mass goer and uses his public persona in which to rank higher than anybody else.

What Irish priest or Bishop would allow somebody who sees himself the greatest among the greatest be given the privileged position of standing at the baptismal font of the Sistine Chapel.

The Baptism featured in numerous tabloid rags with photos taken within the Chapel despite there being strict no photo protocol in place to preserve the uniqueness of the architecture.
Of course, McGregor couldn’t even leave his boxing gloves at home as he apparently became embralled in an “alleged” violent altercation with a DJ in Rome.

A pure thug…

Please don’t disclose my name. But I would be interested to see what info is out there.



People have been saying that McGregor’s baby was baptised in the Sistine Chapel.

But one of my Roman clerical Vatican contacts sent me the following:

The child was NOT baptised in the Sistine Chapel. That is a unique privilege granted by the Holy Father usually to the children of the staff of the Holy See and the children of diplomats and their staff that are accredited to the Holy See.

However, the child was baptised in St. Peter’s Basilica”.

So much for all the staged pictures in the Sistine Chapel !!!


At the after party the failing boxer punched tge famous Itakian DJ  Facchinetti.

I have no idea who arranged the Vatican baptisms for McGregor.

We may be able to find out.

The fact that the whole thing ended in violence is both predictable and regrettable.

But in the RCC its money and fame that counts.

The Vatican has always open to being bought.

As a priest friend of mine says:

“She opens her legs for the highest bidder” 😪