Within the past week I have been approached by a young man who claims he was drugged and raped by a Northern Ireland priest within the past 3 years 🥵
I have told the victim, as I tell all victims, that I believe his story.
At the same time we ourselves do not have the right to find the priest guilty. That can only come after a police investigation and a court case.
The story has a strong ring of truth to it as the priest in question has a strong reputation for homosexual promiscuity and also a strong reputation for the abuse of both alcohol and drugs.
The young man was about to write to the bishop of the diocese involved and I strongly advised him not to do so.
I told the young man that the bishop would immediately spring into action and put in place a strong defence for the priest.
The priest involved is somewhat a “pet” for the said bishop.
I also told the young man that the bishop, the priest, the priests friends etc would also launch a strong effort to attack the victim’s reputation with accusations of being unstable, rejected and seeking monies.
My advice to the young man was to go straight to the police with a prepared statement that would form the basis of a formal police statement.
I have offered the victim to go with him to the police as a support person – or to find someone else to go with him if he preferred.
If needs be I will contact the appropriate police unit for him and make an appointment for him to talk to two professionally trained police officers.
After he informs the police I have advised him to write to the bishop and request that the diocese pay the cost of his counselling – with a counsellor with absolutely no church connections.
I can recommend such a counsellor to him as I have found an excellent one that I have referred other church victims to.
I have also advised him to retain a very good solicitor to protect his rights – again a solicitor with no church connections.
In every diocese in Ireland you have interesting insertions in the clergy section of diocesan websites saying things like:
C/O Bishops House.
On further studies.
These statements have often come to be used by Irish bishops to be covers for problem priests.
Priests being investigated by the police, priests accused of sexual and financial misbehaviour and any number of other clerical problems.
Behind this is the plain fact that bishops want to hide the truth about these situations – in fact, to lie.
Clerical abuse and misconduct is in itself a horrific reality.
But bishops lying and covering this abuse and misconduct compounds the wrong and adds abuse and misconduct to abuse and misconduct.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MIA’s.
1. Paedophile priests
Of course it is absolutely clear that when a priest is accused of the abuse of a minor he should immediately step aside for an investigation to be undertaken. While that is happening the accused priest must be regarded as “innocent until proven guilty,”.
While many priests have been found guilty and sentenced there have been other cases of priests being wrongly accused.
2. Priests sexually misbehaving.
We’ve always had cases of priests getting into trouble sexually. In the past a lot of priests had mistresses and made women pregnant. In many of those cases the priests were moved to other parishes and the women treated terribly by bishops.
THE GAY PRIEST PHENOMENON
More recently, as the Roman Catholic Priesthood evolves into a GAY PROFESSION, many of the sexual scandals that have emerged are gay sex scandals.
We’ve had the 2016 Maynooth Gay Scandal with many gay seminarians not proceeding to priesthood.
We’ve had the Kildorrey Gay Altar Sex Scandal involving a now deceased priest and a seminarian.
We’ve had Chris Derwin in Dublin.
We’ve had the Rory, McCamley and McVeigh scandals in Armagh and the Armagh seminarians scandal.
AND there are other serious Armagh scandals in the pipeline.
We’ve had other such scandals in Down and Connor, Derry, Raphoe, killaloe, Cloyne etc.
We’ve had the SILVERSTREAM, MOUNT MELLERARY, ROSCREA AND GLENSTAL scandals – the greatest of which was Abbot Richard Purcell’s attendance at the Boilerhouse Sauna.
CELIBACY AND CHASTITY:
At the centre if the sex scandals, including the gay one, is the RCC’s teachings and rules about celibacy and chastity for monks.
They ORDAIN you – only on the promise that you will be celibate and chaste and never have sex.
Technically you are not really allowed to have sex with yourself.
You take a public promise never to have sex.
If you do you are breaking your solemn promise.
And that means you are being a hypocrite.
Until the RCC rules change, it would be more authentic for a man who intends having sex not to seek to be a priest or a monk.
And if you find you can’t keep your intended promises – then you should do the honourable thing and leave.
If you lead a double life you cannot be spiritually authentic, either within or without.
And you are accepting all the privileges and benefits if office on the basis if a lie.
AND, it is very likely that you will be caught out, exposed and shamed.
And that will be hurtful not only to you, but to your family, your friends and the people you leadership as pastor.
And you will be at the epicentre if a distressing public scandal.
Pat I’m alarmed that no one has commented on the grave matter of appointments held by this enclosed monk.
Chair of the Congregation of Religious of Ireland / Missionary Union charity for victims of clerical abuse. They say the provision of counselling is a “positive” church response. But, is there no religious who is more qualified; experienced to undertake this role? Is there no active religious in Ireland, who over the last 20 years, has gained insight, sensitivity, some understanding of the pain and lies endured by survivors than Abbot Purcell? Or is it part of a bigger game plan?
As an enclosed religious, what is his contribution to the Bishop’ Conference Committee on liturgy? He is musical! So what? Trips back and forth to Maynooth, overnights, expenses. Why did Amy appoint hi,? Or is it part of a bigger game.
KNIGHTS OF MALTA
Having been publicly attested and confirmed as lector and acolyte, Mr. Wilson has moved towards candidacy for ordination as deacon – based on “maturity of purpose” and to have the “necessary qualifications”.
The Knights of Malta are reeling from the conviction of one of their ambulance corps for the most serious sexual assaults on younger corps members in Kildare late last year. This was all hushed up whilst the Knights maintain a distinct separation from the ambulance corps they are the governing body of the corps and responsible for safeguarding.
There are a number of professional men in the order – and this includes their chaplains – who make use of the prestige, ceremonial, dressing up, in order to invite young men into the knightly ways.
Perhaps Amy should enquire with regard to this candidate who aspires to be a caveleiri and to serve the Lord, the sick and the poor?
ARCHBISHOP ELECT FARRELL
I informed you a long time ago that the next archbishop of Dublin would be Bishop Farrell. Unfortunately there was a mix up at the terna stage at the Congregation of Bishops meeting due to Covid and English speakers being unable to travel. The wrong Bishop Farrell’s file was put on the top of the pile. However, it is what it is. Carmelengo Cardinal Farrell is not happy. But he remains a true son of Dublin and as such will exercise his offices and note in due course – Amy – there is not and will not be any reason for you to purchase scarlet stockings. Cardinal Farrell is very annoyed indeed, after all favours for the family is what cardinals are for!
A NOTE TO THE BISHOP ELECT Please ensure at your reception Mass in the Pro-Cathedral, Holy Communion is distributed by clerics and ministers of the Eucharist. Arthur Roche went scarlet in the face when he read what was written about the last ordination of a bishop in Armagh – when all the bishops and priests sat on their bums throught Communion. Amy, there is no need to send for catalogs – there will be no scarlet watered silk for you.
ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN
Pat, you disagree with me regarding Coddle’s next career move. Despite the demise of his Roman patron Cardinal Sodano, he really is pinning his last hopes red and gold straws on the Dicastery for Communications of which he is one of the few non members of the sacred college. Look at the diocesan website; before he is deleted, at all those speeches and sermons given worldwide to men and women of great importance and influence and now the church can do better. IF YOU STILL DOUBT ME There is a photo of the dicastery within the hall of audiences in the Vatican. Coddle cuddles up in the chair on the right of Bergelio. Do not be fooled by this Machievellian cleric.
Coddle ensured that following Enda Kenny’s false outrage and rant in Dail Eireann, and indignant closing of the Irish Embassy to the Holy See; Enda and family entourage were received in a private audience.
Coddle has times his departure very, very well. The Mother and Baby Home report has exploded and even Coddle cannot charm the editors on that one!
Survivors and victims were justifiably angry with the Taoiseach Me – Hole Martin blaming “society” for the Mother and Baby Homes holocaust.
Society doesn’t just come into existence overnight and suddenly.
Society is created.
The Irish Society that existed from 1921 until the late 1970s – early 1980s was created by one major force – THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Before partition 12% of the Irish population was “protestant”.
After partition that quickly shrunk to 3 %. (However, for the sake of accuracy we must say that the 3% owned 28% of the wealth of the country.
How could any protestant feel at home in a country where he had to sign over all his children to the Roman Catholic Church?
So, with the RCC in control of the vast majority of the 97% the project was to create and maintain a Confessional Catholic State.
In the state the Constitution and laws enshrined the teachings and dogmas of the RCC.
The 1937 Constitution had the paw marks on it, not only of John Charles McQuaid but of several prominent Jesuit and Holy Ghost priests. De Valera was a past pupil and later a teacher at the Holy Ghost Blackrock College.
The led to things like the Taoiseach at the time of the Mother and Child dispute in the 1950s siding with Archbishop Mc Quaid and against the health minister Dr Noel Brown and saying: “I am a Catholic first and a politician second”.
Archbishop McQuaid carpeted the minister for health in archbishop’s house and basically had the power to sack a minister.
As far as McQuaid and the Hierarchy at the time were concerned anything to do with health, reproduction and the care of mothers and babies was the business of the RCC and none of the business of the elected government.
In fact, the “Purple Parliament” of Maynooth could over-rule the Dail in Kildare Street in Dublin.
As far as the RCC was concerned schools, homes and hospitals were theirs.
The only function the Irish government had to fulfil was to pay the RCC for running them.
The RCC, its hierarchy and its religious orders are 100% responsible for the holocausts and atrocities committed in the Mother and Baby Homes.
The politicians, the Garda, the judiciary, the legal and medical professions were full of obedient Catholics obeying the priests and bishops.
Parents and grandparents had been brainwashed into believing everything the RCC told them and so co-operated in the torture of their daughters and grandchildren.
FIANNA FAIL was really the political wing of the RCC.
The GAA was the RCC designated sport controllers.’
Other forces shaped Irish society – especially the 800 year old occupation of the country by the British.
And in that the Irish Catholic Bishops did their best to keep London happy by condemning Republicans and taking British money for their projects and indeed for their national seminary at Maynooth.
Here and there brave priests took the side of the people but those priests were harassed by their bishops.
THE IRISH TAX-PAYER should not now have to pay for the RCC concentrations camps and for the holocausts and atrocities that took place in them.
The RCC should be forced to PAY THE WHOLE BILL.
If they do it willingly, so be it.
But if they will not bring in urgent legislation to freeze every RCC asset in the country – to be sold off to pay the whole bill.
And if there are any decrepit old priests, brothers or nuns left living who were involved in the atrocities, they should be hunted down like the Nazis that fled Germany were and be brought back for face a Nuremberg like trial in Dublin.
The RCC was Ireland’s “Third Reich”.
The mother and baby homes and Magdalen laundries were Ireland’s gulags.
The hierarchy, clergy and religious were Ireland’s SS.
Let Me Hole Martin & Co stop talking bullshit.
They must not be allowed to spend Irish tax-payers money paying for the atrocities that were visited on hundreds of thousands of Irish girls and babies by the Brides and Grooms of Christ.
FINALLY, WE HAVE ALL THE PROOF WE NEED THAT ROMAN CATHOLICISM IS, AT ITS HEART, THOROUGHLY EVIL.
We know that there was the involvement of a turn a blind eye population, government, police, medics, social workers etc.
BUT only the bishops,priests, nuns and “Christian” Brothers did what they did IN THE NAME OF GOD and as GOD’S REPRESENTATIVES ON EARTH!!!
And that means that the CRIMES of these bishops, priests, nuns and Christian Brothers were also SACRILIGIES and BLASPHEMIES.
3500 KILLED IN THE WHOLE OF THE TROUBLES.
9000 BABIES PERISHED IN CHURCH HOMES.
MANY BABY BODIES BURIED WITHOUT RECOGNITION AND DIGNITY.
In the Northern Ireland Troubles from 1969 to 1999, 3,500 were killed and 46,000 injured.
The mother and baby home enquiry tells us that there were 113,000 victims – more than twice as many victims of the Troubles.
So the Roman Catholic Church in it’s mother and baby homes created more than twice the victims of the Troubles.
The IRA was a proscribed and illegal organisation for it’s activities.
Is there any real reason why the Roman Catholic Church should not be a proscribed organisation in Ireland?
When illegal criminal gangs are caught the government and police seize their assets as “proceeds of crime”.
Many of the very valuable Roman Catholic properties we see, their vast lands and their million euro bank accounts are the “proceeds of crimes committed in mother and baby homes”.
Why is the criminal assets bureau not seizing these properties, lands and bank accounts?
The reason is this.
In our society there are two types of criminals.
1. Illegal criminals we see processed by the police and courts.
2. Legal criminals – like the Catholic Church, banks etc.
The “Establishment” – politicians, judges, lawyers, medics, the Garda etc will not take on bishops, priests, nuns and brothers.
They are all part of the “Establishment” together.
The say God’s justice is good – but is awfully slow.
It’s up to the Irish People to administer justice to the Roman Catholic Church and representatives and operative.
Of course this must be done absolutely peacefully and within the law.
Here are some suggestions:
1. Never enter a building owned or run by the RCC.
2. Never contribute as much as a penny to the RCC or any of it’s associated organisations.
3. Tell every bishop, priest, nun and brother you meet that they personally are guilty of heinous crimes against the mothers, children and people of Ireland as long as they remain associated with the RCC.
“For Christians to be linked in association with ministries who do not preach the gospel of Christ is to incur moral guilt”. (Charles Haddon).
The following letter arrived this weekend from a Maynooth seminarian:
“Dear Bishop Pat,
It has taken me a while to put pen to paper to you. I have put it off for so long.
I am a former seminarian in Maynooth. I decided to take time out of Maynooth to reflect.
I decided to withdraw from seminary as I was unhappy with the place – not so much with my formators – but the student/seminarian group.
When the story broke last Summer about Maynooth I was not one bit surprised. My time away from Maynooth has been good for me as I was offered a good job with xxxxxxxxxxxx which gives me the time to travel the country.
Since Easter I have been working in the xxxxxxxxx area which means I can get home every weekend.
The people I meet in my current job are very nice to deal with – as was not the case in Maynooth.
I did not like the Cork seminarians in Maynooth. They were very immature and bitchy. A friend recently attended two Cork ordinations.
The first was in Cork and Ross for Rev Evin O’Brien. It was certainly not a joyous occasion – lots of LATIN. When Evin started in Maynooth he was a nice, normal, ordinary guy but then was taken in by the old style church and he got a liking for the latin. I wonder does he really understand latin as he is not the brightest guy on the planet. I wish him well but feel sorry for the people he will minister to as he lacks personality.
The second ordination was for Rev John Magner. It was totally different – uplifting, God filled occasion. At that ordination the seminarians dressed in choral dress and all received Holy Communion on the tongue. They had that look of arrogance.
Newly ordained Evin O’Brien from Cork and Ross did not concelebrate but sat with soutane and lace surplice and stole on his arm. Why Maynooth allowed this guy to be ordained and let behave in this manner, one wonders.
There were interesting characters at the ordination you often refer to in your blog. One such person is Ronan Sheehan. You, Pat, never developed any story on him. He is so far up his arse with his own importance.
Why he is still in Maynooth, one wonders. He always got to do his own thing, got cosy numbers. I heard he is off to Gay Paris for the summer to learn French. His time in Paris will be “interesting”. I know you have lots of material on him because he is not liked by anyone. He is the type to bring everyone down with him, if he was asked to go. The Dublin deacon is a saint in comparison!
Last year you wrote about Father Thomas Deenihan who is the Cork priest who is working in the CPS MA in Maynooth as well as holding down his powerful post in the diocesan office in Cork. I got to know him well through his comings and goings in Maynooth. He was friends with some of the seminarians.
You wrote last Summer about Kevin McElroy. When the story broke that he was in Cork Kevin fled back to Down and Connor and his priest “friends” washed their hands of their good-looking, dashing friend.
People like Ronan Sheehan and Kevin McElroy have stories to tell about seminarians and priests. They will talk if they are axed.
Anyway, I better finish and get back to my job – but please do not reveal who is the writer of this letter.
You can do what you want with it.
I’m sure there are others that will help you get these stories off the ground.
Keep reporting THE TRUE STORIES OF MAYNOOTH.
If a few more at Maynooth go then our Church in Ireland will be a lot better off with fewer good ones.
Thank you for your letter to me. I have changed parts of your letter to protect your identity.
I have also lfet out some of the material you shared with me – but you know that this was very informative. I have it filed. It fills in some blanks in the Maynooth story.
I am happy for you that you feel happier away from Gaynooth and that you have a job you enjoy.
God is still guiding you and He has a plan for you and your life that nothing will disrupt. Keep listening to him for guidance.
The MAYNOOTH PROBLEM has not been solved and is a continuing abscess on the Body of Christ.
It must be lanced once and for all.
The Irish Bishops – in cowardice – have decided to try tweak the situation.
You do not put ointment or plasters on cancer. It needs RADICAL SURGERY.
That will eventually happen – and it will be helped by people like yourself coming forward and giving information.
I will be sending your letter – without identifying you – to my contacts in Rome.
I hope to hear from you again.
TODAYS UPDATED NOTE FROM SAME SEMINARIAN
THE INJUSTICE DONE TO CONAL MC GONAGLE OF DERRY.
Dear Pat, > > Stephen Wilson and Ronan Sheehan are all part of an ongoing homosexual network in Maynooth. > > Stephen Wilson needs removed immediately as does Ronan Sheehan. Ronan was involved with another Armagh seminarian in 2016. It seems he had sense and left and has since become a journalist. Ronan still remains. They both got Conán McGonagle kicked out and removed.