Friday, 20 January 2017

DIARMUID - GORGEOUS - PROOF

DIARMUID WANTS MORE "PROOF" ABOUT GORGEOUS.



DIARMUID MARTIN said this week that he wants more "PROOF" before he takes action against DEACON BYRNE.

What is Diarmuid looking for? Is he looking for DNA, pubic hair, saliva, semen, soiled clothing, incriminating bed linen, toe nail clipping, blood, urine, etc etc ?




Is he going to turn a basement in the empty Clonliffe Seminary and set up The Archdiocese of Dublin Forensic Laboratory?

Will he be sending a number of priests and nuns to America to train as forensic scientists?

Or will he just offer the Irish State Pathologist some overtime to do Church work?

This "proof" excuse is a ruse so that Diarmuid will not have to take an action he does not want to take FOR SOME INEXPLICABLE REASON.

MICHAEL BYRNE signed a document when he entered Maynooth saying that he would accept the decision of the seminary council and his bishop to terminate his studies for the priesthood without question if they deemed him unsuitable for ordination.

Diarmuid needs to realise that he is a BISHOP - not a police man, a prosecutor, a forensic scientist or a magistrate.

A bishop is primarily the SPIRITUAL FATHER of his priests and people and responsible for the spiritual welfare of those people. 

A big part of that role is judging - to the best of your ability - using knowledge, discernment and insight - whether or not a particular man is fit to shepherd the People of God. 

For God sake many have already been dismissed from Maynooth and other seminaries because of well based fears that the person is unsuitable for a whole variety of reasons including immaturity, lack of commonsense, vanity, pride, prayer-less-ness, rigidity, poor judgement, superficiality, academic poverty and a whole host of other reasons.

BUT - Diarmuid wants forensic proof before dealing with Deacon Byrne.


Diarmuid, lets just look at what we know about Deacon Byrne already:

1. You have his Silverdaddies profile where he is looking for sex with men between the ages of 50 and 90.




2. You have an allegation from a man in his 50's stating that he was sexually assaulted in Bray presbytery.

3. You have a photograph from this man in his 50's which he claims was given to him by Byrne showing a scene of anal sex.

4. You have a copy of this man's emails.

5. You have the claim that Byrne was recommended for dismissal by the Maynooth Seminary Council for immaturity - a decision you overturned.

6. You have vain pictures of Deacon Byrne:

    A.    Dressed in casual designer gear and bare feet posing on the inner stairway of your Pro Cathedral presbytery.




    B. You have pictures of Deacon Byrne posing in front or mirrors grooming himself - pictutres he himself posted on social media.




    C. You have a picture of Deacon Byrne dress as a sailor.

7. You have a claim that someone rented an apartment in Dublin for Deacon Byrne this Christmas and a claim that at least one man was invited there for a bit of "How's yer father".

8. You have information about Deacon Byrne's activities in Barcelona.

9. You have information about Deacon Byrne's relationships with senior Dublin priests.

10. You have heard that a senior Dublin priest bought him a car.

11. You know his name was associated with problems in Maynooth last summer.

12. You have claims that he is telling others that he can pull the wool over your eyes. 


AND - I'm sure yo KNOW a lot more that the rest of us do not know.


Do you not realise that your indecision and inaction in this matter is being discussed by the WHOLE IRISH POPULATION at this time?

Do you not realise that what you DO ABOUT DEACON BYRNE will be your LEGACY?





When you came to Dublin you had the unenviable task of cleaning up the aftermath of the Dublin Clerical Child Abuse legacy that your predecessor DESMOND CONNELL leaves as his legacy.

Your ISSUE in YOUR TIME is the scandal of PROMISCUOUS GAY SEMINARIANS AND PRIESTS.

What you do about THIS will be your legacy.

They will say: "DIARMUID CLEANED UP THE DUBLIN GAY MESS".

Or they will say: "DIARMUID WAS PART OF THE DUBLIN GAY MESS".


Forget about going around looking for forensics. Be a BISHOP. Be a SPIRITUAL FATHER.




Look to the WELFARE OF THE DUBLIN PEOPLE OF GOD.

Make sure that when you leave in 3 / 4 years time that family will be free of FALSE SHEPHERDS - WOLVES IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING.

Better to have 30 good priests in Dublin that 300 iffy ones.

Diarmuid - the clock is ticking.

Diarmuid - we are all watching.

Diarmuid - do the right thing.

"FOR EVIL TO SUCCEED ALL THAT IS REQUIRED IS THAT GOOD PEOPLE DO NOTHING".




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FATHER BENNETH OSUAWAGU:





The Archbishop of Melbourne and his vicar general are looking into concerns raised on the Blog with regard to Father Benneth Osuawagu a former seminarian at Maynooth. 



Monsignor Greg Bennet
It is unknown whether or not Maynooth or the diocese of Kildare and Loughlin informed Melbourne of these concerns.

It certainly seem to come as a surprise to Monsignor Bennet.


Thursday, 19 January 2017

THE LAVENDER MAFIA




THE POLISH PRIEST Father Dariusz Oko is talking about the LAVANDER MAFIA in the Catholic Church - the cardinals, archbishops, bishops, priests and seminarians who form this mafia.

Here on this BLOG we have been dealing with the IRISH LAVENDER MAFIA - gay cabal in MAYNOOTH and their priests friends in Dublin and throughout Ireland.

We have also been dealing with THE IRISH BISHOPS  who have failed to sort out THE IRISH LAVENDER MAFIA in Maynooth and in their own dioceses.

One such bishop is ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN - DUBLIN and in particular the case of Deacon Michael Gorgeous Byrne and the gay priests he is secretly moving around Dublin Archdiocese.




The other is ARCHBISHOP EAMON MARTIN - ARMAGH and in particular his the case of Father Rory Coyle.




AND ALL THE IRISH BISHOPS - in the case of LAVENDER MAYNOOTH.

REMEMBER:

1. We are not being critical of gay / straight bishops, priests and deacons who observe celibacy.

2. We are not even being critical of gay / straight bishops, priests and seminarians who have one discreet settled partner.

WE ARE BEING CRITICALK OF:

1. We are being critical of the JACK THE LAD guys who have the sex life of rabbits - pretend to uphold their Church's reaching on sexuality - and tell other people how to live their lives. 

2. The harassment of seminarians who want to be celibate or who are heterosexual.

3. Bishops covering up for those who misbehave and getting rid of those who behave.


WARNING - FATHER OKO:




I watched Father Oko on the Church Militant website and while he paints a good picture of the LAVANDER MAFIA he says things that I TOTALLY DISAGREE WITH.

He associates "gay" and "paedophile" which is ABSOLUTELY WONG AND UNJUST.

Being gay is being sexually attracted to one's own sex - end of story.

Being a paedophile is being sexually attracted to children, young and under age people - end of story.

The two terms should not be used together.

Read / listen to Father Oko with your CRITICAL FACULTIES SWITCHED ON.

KRAKOW  - Polish priest Fr. Dariusz Oko sat down with Michael Voris in December 2016 to discuss the crisis of homosexual clergy, a problem that continues to afflict the Catholic Church.
Best known for his 2012 blockbuster exposé "With the Pope Against the Homoheresy," which offered frank discussion of the homosexual infiltration of the clergy, Fr. Oko continued the theme in his interview with Church Militan"There is a gay mafia inside the Catholic Church," he said. "They create these informal unions and they infiltrate the Church." 
He also confirmed that this infiltration reaches the highest ranks. "There is most definitely a problem with homosexual bishops in the universal Church," he commented. "Pope Benedict dethroned 70 such bishops worldwide who either covered up pedophile priests or who themselves were active in homosexual relationships."
He noted the examples of Polish archbishops Josef Wesolowski and Juliusz Paetz, who turned out to be sexual predators, as well as Cdl. Keith O'Brien of Scotland, forced into retirement by Pope Benedict XVI because of a homosexual scandal.


He continued;
The Lavender Mafia want to have a comfortable life. They don't want to do battle with anyone who threatens their position. That is why they will compromise on almost anything. There are atrocities being committed against young men in the orders, especially the Franciscans and the Dominicans, who are molested by their superiors, and they are told to shut up by their bishops. Archbishop Paetz is a perfect example. This is extremely atrocious because a lot of these young men are very dedicated and orthodox. They love the Church and want to serve the Church. On a psychological level, their whole world can be devastated by such an act. They can literally go crazy. They could have been great brothers in the orders and great priests but they end seeking psychological help. They are a wreck, basically.
In spite of the evil, Fr. Oko is reminding the faithful we have a duty to fight for Holy Mother Church. "[It] is basically a Mystical Body being attacked by a cancer, and it is our role to defend the Mystical Body from this cancer."
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NEW PIC - THE ARMAGH SEMINARIANS GO KARTING CLUB:

Celebrating the birthday of Thomas "Bean Pole" Mc Hugh.





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RORY COYLE'S REPLACEMENT IN ARMAGH PARISH;

AMY has replaced Father Rory Coyle in Armagh Cathedral Parish with Fr Peter Kerr.



Wednesday, 18 January 2017

AMY SENDS POLICE

AMY MARTIN SENDS POLICE TO ME


AMY MARTIN AND RORY COYLE

AMY MARTIN made a complaint to the Northern Ireland Police Force (PSNI) about this Blog on December 6th last by sending the Armagh Safeguarding Officer - AIDAN GORDON - to the police.


AIDAN GORDON

So yesterday I met with two police officers in Larne to discuss the complaint - made under The Communications Act (2003) of "improper use of a means of electrical communication".

They showed me the statement made by Mr Gordon and asked me a number of questions - all of which I was very happy to answer.




I then presented them with the letter below for inclusion in their file. 
17th January 2017 – 1 PM.



Det Con: XXXXX XXXXXXX and Det Con XXXXX XXXXX (Police Officers names removed)

Police Service for Northern Ireland ( PSNI )

Dear Sir,

I am very happy to welcome you to my home in Larne and give you full co-operation in relation to the matter you are investigating – the report from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Armagh into a comment which appeared on my Blog of November 25th last about the Reverend Rory Coyle.

You kindly informed me by telephone that the comment the Archdiocese objected to involved words like “taking a flame thrower to Ara Coeli”  - the residence of Eamon Martin.

When you contacted me last Friday morning I immediately went to the blog in question and permanently removed the comment in question to allow you to see that I respected your concern.

I would be quite sure that the person making this comment – who is completely unknown to me – was speaking figuratively, metaphorically and allegorically about challenging sexual irregularities and their cover up in the Archdiocese of Armagh and that there was never any question of him or her committing such a vile crime.

I think that Archbishop Martin knew this and was acting in a childish, mischievous and disingenuous way by involving the PSNI to attack my blog THINKING CATHOLICISM which is regularly critical of his failure to resolve the question of the sexual misbehaviour of his diocesan priests.

While I fully understand and respect that the PSNI must do their duty when they receive a complaint I feel that in this instance you were being cynically used to try and stop the perfectly peaceful and necessary debate about the reform of the Irish Roman Catholic Church.

I would regard this as a “waste of police time” and the making of a “bogus complaint”.

It would be like Albert the Bishop of Mainz in Germany sending the German police to Martin Luther for publishing his objections to the sale of indulgences.


Sincerely yours,

+ Pat Buckley




It is my belief, as I said in that letter that Amy Martin and others bishops / person in the Irish R C Church is trying to use the police to close down this Blog because they do not like the CONSTANT STREAM OF TRUTH that appears here.

They failed in their complaints to GOOGLE BLOGGER and are now trying to use the police.

I think that this is not only very petty of them but also pretty despicable.

Instead of reporting me to people they should be doing all they can to clean up the various kinds of CORRUPTION that exist in each and everyone of their diocese. 

The DO NOT LIKE THE MESSAGE as they want to SHOOT THE MESSENGER.

I am asking all of you out there who want the Irish Catholic Church renewed and reformed to take an interest in what Amy & CO are doing and even if you disagree with my views support my right to express them. 

I will keep you informed of the outcome.



ALBERT - BISHOP OF MAINZ

NOTE TO DIARMUID IN ROME:

RE: DEACON BYRNE.


DIARMUID AND AMY IN ROME WITH NOEL TREANOR ON MONDAY

Diarmuid,

I emailed you last night to ask you if it was true that you had decided to lunch an investigation in Deacon Michael Byrne and suspend him during that investigation.

I understand that you are extremely busy in Rome these days and that your time is limited.

However back here in Ireland many of us are gravely scandalised by Deacon Byrne and your apparent inaction on the subject.

We need to know - and we are entitled to know - if and when you are going to seriously address this question.

If you are I am happy to leave it in your hands and await the outcome of your enquiries.

However if you intend to totally ignore all our concerns I will be left with no other option but to put all the material on Deacon Byrne that I have into the public domain - including the emails and photographs I sent you last Wednesday night.

Please do not think that this is a threat. It is not. But the ongoing situation is intolerable.

But if you will not act - or even tell us you are going to act - you leave me with no alternative but to address this matter in the public forum.

Sincerely yours,

Pat



PARTY TIME MAYNOOTH:




SHOCKING COMMENT ON YESTERDAYS BLOG:

SEMINARIANS SAYING THE PRAYER ON THE CONSECRATION MASS OVER THEIR

PINTS IN A PUB !!!!!!!!!

I visited Maynooth in 2007 as a guest for the diaconate ordanations. Later that night some members of the class were town out of the roost because the bar staff got fed up of drunk clerics saying the prayers of consecration over their pints and food, and blessing groups of people. It was the bar staff who found the behaviour to be offensive.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

GORGEOUS - DIARMUID - MAYNOOTH

GORGEOUS - DIARMUID - MAYNOOTH


GORGEOUS - KING PUCK AND OTHERS - ON THE BUS

SELFIE BY GORGEOUS
THE BLOG HAS HEARD THAT THE MAYNOOTH SEMINARY COUNCIL WANTED TO DISMISS MICHAEL GORGEOUS BYRNE FROM MAYNOOTH FOR "IMMATURITY" AND WERE ORDERED NOT TO BY ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN !


The row involving the Maynooth Council, Gorgeous and Dermo allegedly happened in the early 2010's.

My information on this row comes from a highly respected journalist with massive contacts in the Catholic Church and priesthood.


FATHER LIAM RIGNEY


He claims that Father Liam Rigney - the parish priest of Maynooth - and Diarmuid Martin's contact with Maynooth Dublin seminarians was despatched to Maynooth to tell them that Archbishop Martin was ORDERING - not telling them - to reinstate Gorgeous.

In contact with the Dublin seminarians at Maynooth.the past two days Father Rigney has denied this and said that he had no contact and meeting with the Maynooth Council and was simply the archbishop's contact with the seminarians.

The Dublin seminarian in Maynooth at the time had regular meetings with Father Rigney in the Parochial House at Maynooth.


MAYNOOTH PAROCHIAL HOUSE


MAYNOOTH'S OTHER ISSUE:


FATHER BENNET

I hope readers have been able to keep up with the growing cast of figures that are emerging as we explore the Irish Catholic Church, its bishops, priests, deacons seminarians etc in this 21st century.

When I went to school in the 50's and 60's in Ireland I had to bring in a penny everyday for the BLACK BABIES OF AFRICA which I had to hand over to the nun or Christian Brother.

Now the African folk are coming here.

Some of them are coming to fill the places in parishes that lie vacant because of the shortage of priests in Ireland.

Others are coming here to study for the priesthood.

One of the more famous African seminarian to enter Maynooth in recent times was Bennet - the man from Nairobi. 

Apparently Father Paul Prior of Maynooth took him under his wing.


FATHER PRIOR
Bennet left Maynooth and was later ordained in 2012 for service in Australia. 

Father Bennet will go down in the annals of 20th century Maynooth. 


“In all the Catholic countries the sexual crimes of the priests are hard to tell. There is a kind of auto-censoring, on the part of journalists and victims because of the shame and because the culture of the church is very strong,” 

Emiliano Fittipaldi - Italian Journalist.



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I HAVE PASSED ON THE CONCERNS EXPRESSED TO THE AUTHORITIES IN HIS PRESENT DIOCESE.

Monday, 16 January 2017

THE ODD COUPLE

HAVE ADDED DONATE BUTTON AS REQUESTED BY READERS > > > > > 





THE ODD COUPLE






THE IRISH BISHOPS "AD LIMINA" TO ROME ( JAN 15 - 25) IS BEEN OVERSHADOWED BY THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AN ARCHBISHOP AND A DEACON - GORGEOUS AND DERMO.

Gorgeous in a twenty something former boxer from a working class area. He outed himself as gay to his family when he was 14. When Dermo accepted him to study for the priesthood for Dublin Gorgeous says he told Dermo he was gay. 

Dermo sent him to study at Maynooth Seminary which has since being named Gaynooth.




Many would agree that Gorgeous is outwardly (inwardly ??? ) attractive. He is obviously very aware of this.




He has specialised in taking sexy looking selfie pictures and posting them on his various social media sites.

He likes to wear expensive designer clothing bought from places like Abercrombie & Fitch. We do not know how he can afford this. 




He has had a profile on the SILVERDADDIES gay site spelling out his preferences:

- He likes men between the ages of 50 and 90.

- He likes cuddles, walks on the beach, meaning conversations.
- Sexually he likes to give and receive oral sex and while he will give and receive anal sex he has a preference for giving. In this he is obviously inspired by the words of Scripture: 

"IT IS BETTER TO GIVE THAN RECEIVE" (Acts 20:35).

- He occasionally likes sex without emotions - "no strings attached".

 - He appears to like being given cars, money, clothes, vestments etc by his senior admirers.

- He seems to have access to an apartment when one is needed - for pastor purposes of course.




- He likes to eat in the Saddle room of the Shelbourne Hotel Dublin and likes large G&T's.




- He buys some of his clerical garb at the papal tailor in Rome - Gammarelli. 




- He has a great devotion to the Shroud of Turin.

- His favourite parishes in Dublin Archdiocese are the Pro Cathedral and Bray.

- He holidays in Barcelona in a five star hotel owned by a "family member".

DERMO:

His other half - Dermo - is very different. But then opposites attract!

- He is at that age described in Silverdaddies as "Daddies".




- Sadly he is not liked by the majority of the priests in Dublin.

- He keeps his two auxiliary bishops in pre-retirement mode.

- He travels a lot.




- He is very media savvy and media sensitive.

- He likes to wear a white clerical shirt which looks as if it DOES NOT come from Gammarelli's. 

- He does not like Maynooth.

- He does not associate very much with his episcopal colleagues.

- When people tell him things he does not like to hear he gives them death stares.




- He refuses to countenance the fact that Gorgeous is not a saint.

- He likes to cook.


The dynamic in this relationship is hard to fathom.

Many people are talking behind Dermo's park and suggesting he is compromised in some way. 

Pat Buckley on the other hand DOES NOT talk behind Dermo's back and told Dermo last Tuesday that he was being talked about and being compromised over the Gorgeous issue and asked him outright if he was compromised.

Dermo answered: "I have only been in a room on my own with that young man once - when I needed answers to some questions".


So that's where we stand just now. The internal relationship between Gorgeous and Dermo seems intact - although Gorgeous apparently boasts to others that he has Dermo wrapped about his little finger - at least.

Externally the relationship is under great public pressure.

G could bring D ++++++ down.

Which pressure will win - inner affection or outward pressure ?

Watch this space ...............................................


bishopbuckley1@outlook.com


AMY AFTER MASS AT THE IRISH COLLEGE, ROME, YESTERDAY

NO SIGN OF GORGEOUS

PICTURE COURTESY OF SEMINARIAN

Saturday, 14 January 2017

AMY REPORTS BLOG TO PSNI?

AMY GOES TO PSNI OVER BLOG:





AMY MARTIN of Armagh has reported this Blog to the PSNI in Armagh.


AMY AND RORY


She got her Safeguarding person - AIDAN GORDON to report an anonymous comment published on the Blog of 25th of November with regard to the RORY COYLE case. 


AIDAN GORDON

The anonymous comment using FIGURATIVE, ALLEGORICAL AND METAPHORICAL 
LANGUAGE was saying that the corruption in Armagh and the RC Church in general should be resisted and rooted out. He used the words: "taking the flame thrower".

I think she's suggesting that this Blog allows incitement to hatred. But I don't know.

I thought that Cackle Daly was petty in trying to use the RUC to evict me - which they refused to get involved in - but now Amy takes the gold medal for pettiness in using the DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING PERSON - who is there to protect children and vulnerable adults being abused being abused by bishops, priests and others in the Church - to go to the PSNI about perfectly valid criticisms of him on an open, honest and straight talking Blog.

And while I have every respect for the police I am asking myself today should they not be using their limited resources elsewhere?

I am also surprised that AMY is breaking Canon Law by resorting to the civil authorities in the first instance about a concern he has with a fellow bishop and cleric.

I heard about Amy's complaint to the police yesterday morning when I got a call from the PSNI when I was in a remote location in Donegal with a small group of priests on a short retreat.

My immediate reaction was that the Armagh Diocesan Safeguarding person would be better employed examining the case of Father Rory Coyle exposing himself to a former school boy to whom he was chaplain.

And that is not to mention the ongoing case of Father X and his young DUP paramour ?

And then there is the massive question of the scandals at the National Seminary at Maynooth.

I thought that it was only in countries like Saudi Arabia that the religious leaders use the police to control what the citizens can say.



Amy and others want to shut down the Blog.

But dont have the courage to tackle us directly.

So they use others.

I will of course report on my chat with the PSNI.



DEACON MICHAEL GORGEOUS BYRNE :




I think we all need to be aware that as well as the majority of comments on this Blog that are from sincere comment makers there will be a certain amount of the publication of misinformation by various sides.

The following comments I received from a trusted source:






  • NEW INFO IN FROM ROMAN SOURCE:

    before sending G to room DM interviewed him one to one. He put allegations to G who denied everything.DM then asked G if he would mind his phone being examined - G called his bluff and said of course not taking phone out and passing it to D. D then said its ok that won't be necessary. After meeting G was boasting to friends how he got one over on AB.


    SEE. MANUPULATOR.

  • How many phones, tablets, lap tops has MB?

    Could DM be that stupid / gullable?
    Delete
  • NEW INFO FROM DUBLIN PRIEST WHO CLAIMS MAYNOOTH COUNCIL WANTED TO DISMISS MB BUT

    Seminary council in Maynooth had asked archbishop for G to leave because they thought he was too immature. Loud argument was overheard by several people one day between member of seminary council and a priest from Dublin. Dublin priest was heard to say words along the line of "let me make it very clear the archbishop is not suggesting you keep him (Georgeous) he is TELLING you that you will be keeping him"


    WHATS DM' GAME ?????

  • I would advise people to be VERY WARY of comments supporting Gorgeous.

    They are very likely from him and his various cohorts etc.
     

    IRISH INDEPENDENT

    bishopbuckley1@outlook.com



    Gay dating site cleric in ‘sex assault’ claims


    A MIDDLE-aged man has claimed he was sexually assaulted on Catholic church property by a young cleric he met through a gay dating site.
    The allegations come in the wake of the Maynooth seminary scandal last year.
    It is understood Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has been made aware of the allegations. The Garda’s sexual assault unit has also reportedly been informed but cannot launch an investigation until the alleged victim comes forward.
    It is alleged the young member of the clergy first met the individual in 2015 on a website which is geared towards those interested in mature men. In his profile, the young cleric expressed a preference for men aged between 50 and 90. The man alleges he visited the cleric at a presbytery in 2015 and stayed overnight. He claims he was sexually assaulted here.


    The man, who is described as a rural-based professional, this week informed an inside source in the church of what had occurred in the Catholic presbytery. He has not yet approached gardaí as he is fearful the young cleric would tell others he was gay.
    The source expressed concern that the young cleric, who took a vow of celibacy in recent years, “may do this [sexual assault] again in the future”. The source told the Irish
    Independent he had this week emailed all the relevant information to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. He also spoke to Dr Martin twice by telephone, once on Tuesday and again on Wednesday evening.


    The Irish Independent asked the Archbishop if he was aware of the allegations. However, , no response was forthcoming.
    The allegations come as the Archbishop lands in Rome ahead of the Irish bishops’ ad limina visit to the Vatican.
    A MIDDLE-AGED man has claimed he was sexually assaulted on Catholic church property by a young cleric he met through a gay dating site.
    It is understood that Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has been made aware of the allegations.
    The gardaí’s sexual assault unit has reportedly also been informed but cannot launch an investigation until the alleged victim comes forward to them.
    It is alleged that the young member of the clergy first met the individual in 2015 on the site which is geared towards those interested in mature men.
    In his profile, the young cleric expressed a preference for men aged between 50 and 90.
    The man alleges he visited the cleric at a presbytery in 2015 and stayed there overnight.
    He claims that he left to go to bed early, and was later awoken by the cleric who proceeded to sexually assault him.
    The man, who is described as a rural-based professional, this week informed an inside source in the church of what had occurred in the Catholic presbytery.
    The man told the source that he had not yet approached the gardaí as he was fearful that this would result in his sexuality being revealed.
    The alleged victim claimed that after he tried to confront the cleric about the alleged assault, he received a number of aggressive messages from the young cleric. The man has told the source he was fearful that the young cleric would tell others that he was gay.
    An inside source in the church told the Irish Inde
    pendent that he had this week emailed all the relevant information to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
    He said that he had also spoken to Dr Martin twice by telephone, once on Tuesday and then again on Wednesday evening.



    Some of the material emailed to Dr Martin relates to one sexually explicit image and one facial image of the cleric which he had emailed to his alleged victim.
    “I believe this young man is not suitable for priesthood,” the source told the Irish Independent.
    The source expressed concern that the young cleric, who recently took a vow of celibacy, “may do this (sexual assault) again in the future”. Allegations The Irish Independent asked the archbishop if he was aware of the allegations and if he was investigating them or reporting them to gardaí.
    However, despite several requests for a comment, no response was forthcoming from the archbishop.
    The allegations come as the archbishop lands in Rome ahead of the Irish bishops’ ad limina visit to the Vatican, which will see all of the country’s Catholic bishops meet Pope Francis next Friday.
    While a papal visit in 2018 is likely to be high on the agenda, last year’s scandal in Maynooth seminary is also likely to figure prominently.
    The Pope has on a number of occasions made his concerns about priestly formation known.
    In his profile on the gay dating website, which is no longer online, the young cleric describes himself as ‘versatile’ when it comes to sex. The description said that although he likes deep conversations, he also enjoys “no-strings-attached” sex “every now and then”.
    Last August, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin announced he was withdrawing some of his seminarians from Maynooth after it was revealed that some trainee priests were using the gay dating app Grindr.
    The latest scandal emerges as the Irish bishops signalled that they are unwilling to bring before Pope Francis calls by members of the Irish laity for married priests, despite the crisis in vocations and collapse in priestly numbers.


    See pages 10 - 11