Thursday, 19 March 2015

FATHER CIARAN DALLAT - HIS FELLOW PRIESTS

Ciaran Dallat - His Fellow Priests
An Open Letter


Dear Priests of Down and Connor,

The Ciaran Dallat scandal lumbers on and no one is doing anything to lance the boil. 

The only ones who can lance the boil are Ciaran Dallat himself or Noel Treanor.

Ciaran can ask for and announce a "leave of absence", go away for a while and decide if he wants to be a priest or a sexually active heterosexual man. 

If he wants  to be a priest he needs to engage in renewal and psychological / spiritual counselling and re-commit to celibacy. 

If he SINCERELY did this we should all forgive him and accept him back as a newly committed priest. 

Does he have the maturity, faith, integrity and honesty to do this or does he want to continue to play games with everyone? Only time will tell.

On the other hand he can resign and find a woman (one woman) to love and marry and do what many honourable priests have done before him.

If Ciaran is unwilling or unable or unwillinging to lance the boil himself Noel Treanor must lance it.



Noel needs to give Ciaran an ultimatum along the lines outlined above. 

If Ciaran will not make his choice then Noel must formally remove him from ministry until he makes his choice. Noel must announce this publicly to bring an end to the current feeling that Noel has gone "into hiding" with Ciaran.

Noel cannot be  allowed to leave the whole diocese in this current Limbo - with himself and two priests "disappearing" and the cathedral being run like  train station - with different priests arriving and departing on the hour.

A bishop is supposed to give leadership - not as the Gospel says run away when he sees the wolf coming and leave the sheep (and the priests) without a shepherd and direction.

If Noel cannot provide this leadership then the sad reality is that he must go and allow the priests to vote this weekend for a new Ordinary as well as a new auxiliary!

If neither Ciaran or Noel will act then YOU THE PRIESTS must act.



You must meet together and take over the running of the diocese and appoint a small committee of priests to challenge Noel and  Ciaran and to have emergency contact with the Papal Nuncio.

You cannot sit on the decks of "The Titanic" knowing there is no one in the bridge and wait for the whole ship to hit the iceberg of INACTION and quickly sink into the ocean of CONFUSION.



If you do this you will all drown!

In my 37 years living in the diocese I have seen a mini crisis or two - but I have NEVER before seen a crisis of TOTAL PARALYSIS.

Forget about me and what you may think about me.

Think of the Good Shepherd and the diocese's currently scattered and wandering, fearful sheep and FOR CHRIST'S SAKE do something.

"I was a confused and afraid parishioner of Down and Connor and you.............."

"Lord when did we see you confused and afraid and..........."

"I tell you solemnly as long as you did it to one of these little brothers and sisters of mine you did it to me".

My Brothers, you either act now or run away with the others and leave the sheep at the mercy of the ongoing situation.



I cannot, simply cannot, allow myself to believe that you will do that!

Pat Buckley.

92 comments:

  1. I wonder how many of us are spending time in prayer praying for the priests who, at the moment, are being demonised. Can we seriously build up the Kingdom of God with our logs and our blogs!

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    1. Edmund,

      Of course we should all be praying about the current situation.

      But is it appropriate to sit in a church praying while at that very moment outside the church anybody is being exploited or abused.

      Should we not leave the church - go and help the exploited and abused - and when they are safe return to the church to continue our prayer?

      "Prayer" can be an excuse as well as being a wonderful gift.

      In my experience the best prayers - like the best sermons - are lived - not just talked about!

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    2. Thank you Pat for your comment. Thankfully I am aware that activity is a powerful form of prayer which is why I felt I had to write to you. May God help us all in our efforts to help the exploited and abused.

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  2. No priest is being "demonised". A priest has been accused of sexually exploiting a female parishioner.

    The female parishioner went to the bishop and revealed the matter to him and asked for action.

    The priest in question has not replied to the allegations - which he can do in various ways - including I'm sure on the front page of The Irish News.

    He has failed to do that and has gone into hiding! Do you run away when you have done nothing wrong - or do you stand your ground and challenge your accusers?

    The bishop has in his statements accepted that the exploitation took place.

    But he too is inactive and silent.

    It seems to me that those not dealing with this matter are guilty of PREYING and nor PRAYING.

    Retired Priest. D&C.

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    1. The Irish News wouldn't give him space even if he tried. They love scandal, they have posted front page scandal about priests before and even when one time it cost an innocent man his life they merely gave a small notice in the back pages as he was being buried, retracting their previous massive headline.

      If you are really a "retired Priest" you would know rightly that in situations were allegations are made, you can not continue your duty whilst the case is dealt with. You would know that he has not "run away". He is following protocol.

      In the same way, when a case is being investigated you do not make public statements until a conclusion has been met, and that is the case with ANY organisation or allegation.

      I believe you sir, are a fraud, jumping on the band wagon.

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    2. When a priest is accused - if he is taking a leave of absence - the bishop announces that.

      Ho such announcement has been made in this case. Father Dallat has simply gone into hiding.

      "Protocol" ???? The first rule of Roman Catholic "protocol" is to do a cover up.

      The second rule is to attach the complainant.

      This is happening in this case

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  3. Once again Mass today comes from the Redemptorist Cathedral in Belfast.

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    1. There is no Redemptorist Cathedral in Belfast.

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  4. Today's Irish News (William Scholes) features three local priests who would have made outstanding bishops. And Bishop McAreevey of Dromore togging out for D & C in DownPatrick on St Patricks Day to welcome the Archbishop of Canterberry

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    1. Could McAreavey be "translated" to D&C?

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  5. There are rumours among the Diocesan Clergy this morning that two new priests - a new Administrator and a new Curate are being appointed to the cathedral.

    Cleric.

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    1. Please keep us informed as to developments.

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    2. If this rumour is true - what will be the fate of "Dean" Kennedy and Six Dinner Dallat????

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    3. According to the clerical rumour mill two parish priests have been asked to take on St. Peter's and declined!

      The third one is in Lisbreen as we write.

      Cleric.

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    4. Were they asked to go to St Peter's with "Dean" Kennedy still in residence?

      I would flatly refuse to do that!

      PP D&C

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    5. Well in Holy Family Parish, they were able to get rid of two at the same time so it can be done.

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    6. I wouldn't say 'get rid' as moved... But that was to the detriment of the Parish as one man was left alone for a year and everyone suffered because of that

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    7. +Noel was forced to 'move' Adm. Fr McCloskey and Curate Fr Crossey replacing them immediately with the current Adm Fr Strain who was supported manfully by the Canon and a Deacon and later joined by Fr Paul. So I don't accept that the Parish was left with one priest for a year or suffered any detriment at Fr McCloskey's or Crossey's removal - quite the contrary and to suggest otherwise is disrespectful to the Canon.

      The circumstances & background to +Noel's decision is widely known throughout both the Parish and Diocese. Many laity and religious were shocked but not too surprised at their somewhat premature removal.

      Never before has two priests been moved from the same D & C parish at the same time. Is there another 'time bomb' ticking?

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    8. The Canon is meant to be retired and was completely put upon because there was no other Priest to send to the Parish as CC... Many were left hurt and upset by both untimely departures.

      I have been a Parishoner in Holy Family over 40 years and am aware of some the details of the situation, and feel that both men were treated unfairly.

      This is also a very complex situation and a public 'arena' such as this is most certainly not the place for discussing the matter, or for people to use as a means of publicising their own personal hate campaign.

      Many friends, family and neighbours all have agreed over the last year that the matter should now be put aside and everyone should be focusing on Parish life and the current efforts to help reduce the huge debt.

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    9. What about the hurt and upset caused by these two gentlemen whilst in the parish. I would say the majority of parishioners were more upset by what was allowed to take place under their administration. If you feel they were treated unfairly what about the people they treated most unfairly whilst in their positions. You say as a parishioner you are aware of some of the details but perhaps you need to be aware if all of the details!!

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  6. St Peter's Parish bulletin online has announced that Fr Dallat's little talk on Marriage being part of God's plan has been postponed. I hope the people aren't deprived of his expertise for too long!

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    1. He was an expert on SOME aspects of marriage though !

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  7. All of this shambles could prove to be an opportunity for the likes of Timmy to offer himself "in all humility" as an answer to Noel's dilemma at the mausoleum on the Falls.

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  8. Oh, Timmy would never do that! That's beneath him. It's a mitre or NOTHING!

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  9. In view of comments coming into this Blog about Linda taking Father Dallat on a cruise when her mother was ill I have gone away and checked the facts, which are:

    1. The Fiords cruise was booked in July.
    2. Linda’s mum was diagnosed with cancer in October.
    3. Linda wanted to cancel the cruise and her mother would not allow her.
    4. Linda’s mother was not due to receive treatment until Linda returned from the cruise.
    5. Linda’s mother lived with Linda before, during and after the cruise and Linda stopped going to work to care for her mother.
    6. Linda slept downstairs with her mother all during her illness.
    7. When Linda was away for 14 days her 7 siblings were in Linda’s house 24/7 filling in for Linda.
    8. Linda went on the cruise to help her recover from her miscarriage.
    Why do so many blind Catholics always want to blame the woman?

    Linda was a private single woman with no vows.

    Ciaran Dallat was a public preacher and priest with a vow of celibacy preaching chastity to others and having sex himself.

    I believe that these comments are being orchestrated by questionable people in questionable places in order to to take the heat off a one Ciaran Dallat.

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  10. Imm sicken by all this but not surprised.

    He christen my granddaughter who is terminally ill....the morning of her christening....he rush it because he wanted to get back to watching football.....I remember feeling that it was not a proper christening and when the st Anthony's relics came to st peter's we brought the child for a blessing . He was so rude to us that I was so hurt an I left st peters that nite a broken person...I just knew he wasn't a nice man and I prayed to God to show what was up with him....well I guess I have my answer now....plus he's not mentally ill. Mentally ill ppl dont do those things. Stop making excuses for him...plus we are now wanted our child re christen....but who can we trust to do it...and wod we need permission to do so.

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    1. Dear Grandmother,

      If you want me to do a ceremony for you I will - or if you would prefer it not to be me I can arrange another priest to do it - in your home if you like?

      In any event your little granddaughter is already a saint - and a better person than any priest or bishop - including me.

      You can let me know by email: bishoppatbuckley@hotmail.com

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    2. Some comment providers are complaining that I am not publishing their comments.

      It is true - I am not.

      I am not willing to publish ignorant, obscene, vicious attacks on a woman who has told her story - including to Bishop Noel Treanor - who believes her.

      Furthermore Linda has already begun therapy which is being paid for by Down and Connor.

      I am not going to be used by questionable people - with questionable motives - to cause further distress to a woman who has already suffered so much.

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    3. I will however publish a full and unedited account of the whole incident by Ciaran Dallat.

      Why, instead of defending himself and publishing a rebuttal has he run away?

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  11. You want to get them facts right.

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    1. Please supply me with those facts - and as Linda has done - with evidence to myself and Bishop Treanor and I will publish.

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  12. Pat what you say would be taken more seriously by all concerned if your heart and mind were free from the pathological hatred your have for the Church, the Diocese of Down and Connor, and for Bishop Treanor and his priests. This hatred is well known to all and sundry and therefore whatever you say, however true, is ultimately worthless because it is discreditable as soon as you utter it. You have no love in your heart for the poor woman at the heart of this human tragedy. You are merely using her for your never ending battle against the Church. She is your "victim" as much as she is a victim of Fr Dallat. I pity her for having you as her advocate. For goodness sake man have a little self-knowledge and know what is driving you and keeping you going.

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    1. Dear ?

      I do not have a pathological hatred for the "Church" as you say.

      I have a passionate desire to see the "Clerical Club" - of which you may be a part of / or a supporter of ? - exposed for what it is - a denial of the Message of Jesus.

      When Linda came to me I immediately informed Bishop Treanor - via HIS preferred way of receiving communications from me - of the situation.

      He got back to me immediately and he arranged to see Linda.

      He asked that I NOT GO with her to see him. I agreed and she was accompanied by a family member.

      Linda gave him a 4 page signed statement of events. Bishop Treanor told her he fully believed her.

      He also agreed to pay for her counselling ( which began yesterday) and has agreed that she should be reimbursed the £20,000 she spent on Ciaran Dallat.

      In the meantime Ciaran Dallat was questioned and as a result of that - and a further meeting with Bishop Treanor - communication between Linda and Bishop Treanor broke down.

      This matter would NEVER have seen the light of day had Bishop Treanor taken even minimal effect action.

      If I was the way you suggested why did I spend over 2 weeks trying to handle the matter internally with Bishop Treanor?

      Furthermore - I would advise you to exercise some caution - further revelations are on the way.

      By the way have you ever met me ? And how long ago?

      You are probably labouring under the very communion misconception out there that I am 100% Big Bad Wolf.

      You are wrong!

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    2. sorry - common misconception

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  13. Bishop Buckley, You are not Christ. No-one knows the full truth but the two people concerned. It is time for change. Priests should be allowed relationships or marriages. He who has not sinned through the 1st stone. Where is forgiveness and understanding. DO NOT JUDGE

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  14. Indeed I am not Christ - nor anything like Him.

    I have been saying for 30 years that priests should be allowed to marry.

    But a small number of priests do not want love - they want sex - nor do they want one woman - they want many.

    Optional celibacy will not solve that problem.

    I have worked with women who were exploited by married Church of Ireland and Presbyterian ministers.

    In fact I am dealing with one such case with the COI now.

    Forgiveness?

    Forgiveness comes after acknowledgement of our sin - confession of our sin - a firm purpose of amendment and an attempt to make restitution.

    We should never judge a person.

    But we would be fools were we not able to say which ACTIONS are right and which are wrong.

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  15. As a matter of interest.....what is Bishop Treanor's preferred way of hearing from you?

    Priest. D&C

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    1. Father Eugene O'Hagan.

      He will confirm this when he returns from the USA.

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    2. You are lucky you have a channel of communication with him. Many of the rest of us do not :-)

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    3. That is strange. I have a letter in my hand from Bishop Treanor dated 13th March 2015 which states:

      "As priests know from their personal experience and from attendance at clergy conferences, any priest or religious serving under my authority is equally welcome to discuss any matter with me at any time"

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  16. Bishop Buckley, I am a woman, and the first question I ask is why has this story been told? It reads to me a love story gone wrong, priest or not. Was it the intention to ruin Fr Dallats priesthood, embarrass and show him up? which has been achieved. You and I both know that the church has silenced him. I don't do anything that I don't want to do. If the woman in question paid for holidays and things for him, that was her choice. She was a fool as many of us have been who are not priests. She was not raped or sexually abused which I hold the worst of sins, and unforgiveable at that, which is the biggest question and scrutiny that the church has to answer to and possibly will never overcome because they have never dealt with these criminal acts. So many people have turned away from the church because of its handling of such horrific matters. I don't find this a serious problem, I don't feel sorry for the woman in question at all. 3yrs was a long time to run a relationship, which is what it was, a relationship, that was wrong of Fr Dallat. If he wanted to have relationships, he should have manned up and left the priesthood, but I don't see this as a major sin compared to rape, killing and child abuse.

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  17. Page 5 of today's Irish News has a beautiful photograph of The Priests. They appear to be searching the horizon as if searching for missing people. Eugene looks slightly stern but steadfast, David's expression is sad and vacant. Martin appears to have spotted something as his eyes narrow. For whom could they possibly be looking? We are so lucky to have these seers.

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    1. I am concerned to hear that poor Father David Delargey is looking sad and vacant.

      I wonder what it is that could possibly be disturbing his sense of peace?

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    2. Sorry to hear that Father Delargy is looking sad and vacant in the newspaper advertisement.Perhaps he is wondering where.his dwindling congregation is disappearing to.

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  18. Has the Church silenced him?

    If it has I have not heard that.

    Can you not see that if any professional person - a doctor, a social worker etc - allowed himself to get into a situation of unprofessional conduct with a patient client etc they would be in serious difficulties with their professional body?

    You are very much entitled to your point of view - but I disagree with you. Can women sometimes be pretty tough on each other?

    I agree with you about him manning up.

    I also agre that this is not as serious a matter as rape, killing and child abuse.

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  19. When love is between two people, why should it matter if one is a professional person or not, as long as they are consenting adults. Many rules and laws (guidelines) are broken but who made these laws and who are we to judge. God is our only judge. There are MANY things wrong with the catholic church, I am very angry at many of the laws and decision making within the catholic church, but I don't follow them for I answer to God direct and my love for Christ will never falter. It is only a matter for approx. 20yrs, when the elderly of the catholic church whom many choose not to question it, will not be here anymore and maybe then, when the numbers are too low, will they change their ways. If Christ were here today he would be very angry at the riches the church holds when many children and people of the world are starving and living in terrible conditions. Yet, as my father says to me, we too have riches that we hold and could help others with, so I am judging myself also. Love and peace out. It is very refreshing to be able to express our views on this site Bishop Buckley, thank you

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  20. A person who is "in authority" and who uses that position to manipulate a situation is guilty of misconduct quite apart from the sexual aspect.
    Clearly Fr Dallat, according to Linda, used his position to arrange that he accompany her and her mother on Pilgrimages. She might very well have been in awe of him precisely because of his "position of authority." It certainly can't have been because of his looks - no offence intended. She was what the Diocesan office for protection calls a "vulnerable" person.

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    1. Yes, so true. Couldn't have been his looks as he has a face on him like a bulldog chewing a wasp!

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  21. Why is pat buckly answering question on the catholic church as he is no longer a member through excommunication ???? Peter

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    1. Peter,

      I think you mean I am not a member of the Roman Catholic Institution? Thank God.

      But am a member of Gods "catholic" - universal - church.

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    2. Peter,

      I think you mean I am not a member of the Roman Catholic Institution? Thank God.

      But am a member of Gods "catholic" - universal - church.

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    3. Bishop Buckley is 1st & foremost a human being who is entitled to his opinion & freedom of speech. Although I do believe this matter is a woman scorn story & that the topic is of no importance albeit Fr Dallat was wrong, it is indeed a breath of fresh air that we can air our views. No more closed doors for the Catholic Church if it wants to survive into the future

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  22. There is another Priest presently serving in Belfast who is a "predator".

    He is in a relationship with a female parishioner and was moved some years ago because of a similar situation in another parish, involving 2 women.

    I asked Pat Buckley to write to the Bishop on my behalf, which he did on March 5th 2015, informing Bishop Treanor of my grave concerns.....but not revealing my identity.

    That priest is still in his parish, and the "time bomb" is ticking.

    In conscience I have not ignored the situation, but I see little, if any response thus far from my Bishop.

    Priest of Down and Connor Diocese.

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    1. Dear Colleague,

      Why did you ask Pat Buckley to do this for you????

      Why did you not approach Bishop Treanor yourself????

      Fellow Priest.

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  23. Dear Fathers,

    I did write that letter for Father *********

    Bishop Treanor did reply.

    He said he had "noted" the matter.

    Pat.

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  24. Why has the Diocese not attempted to negotiate a 'release' of the CATHEDRAL 3 ?
    How will our Diocese survive without our leader, Dr Treanor, and his two St Peter's stalwarts , Kennedy & Dallat ?
    Please pray for their safe release.

    LUX.

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  25. Dear Colleague @ 18.07
    Because of the very delicate nature of the issue being disclosed, I did not want to involve another Priest of the Diocese.
    Whistleblowers are never popular, whatever the environment in which they work. Why should I risk retribution from + Noel for being the bearer of "bad news" ? Often the messenger is seen as the problem; our newspapers are full of such examples.
    I approached Pat Buckley, because I read his blog and I know he is not afraid to raise issues with regard to the church, often for those who have no voice.
    Just because Pat Buckley has been painted by the Church as the " bete noire" of our Diocese, does not therefore automatically invalidate his views, nor the views of many clergy and lay who comment daily on his blog.
    "Predator Priests" are and have been a problem in our Diocese, and myself and fellow clergy just ignoring the issue will NOT make it go away.
    Do you accept that "predatory priests" present a grave risk to those they "pay attention to" ? ( Spiritually, humanly & financially) If you accept this premis, then I ask you, what should be done when a Priest is after a period of time identified as "predatory", and often having more than one relationship ongoing at the same time ?
    Do future parishioners not deserve to be protected, and does the Priest not need to be freed from this very destructive pattern of behaviour ? What are the spiritual & mental
    consequences for him, if he continues to live a double-life ?

    Priest of D&C.

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  26. Certainly seems like Leroy rules in the Catheterl - must be something in the water?
    Whoever's next there should be given a Bromide course to be taken when required if Leroy stirs!

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  27. I think you should be ashamed of yourself Buckley. Invading a mans privacy like that and publishing it online. I pray that you will
    Be forgiven.

    And secondly on another note, you're an absolute nutcase who has nothing better to do than spread rumours and poisonous lies because of your frustration with the one Holy, true, Roman Catholic Church. I'm glad you're excomminicated you're a shame on Christianity.

    Also, I highly doubt so called "PP D&C" comment on this page, I'm convinced you publish it yourself under the "anonymous" button.

    A highly concerned teenage Catholic.

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    1. What age is this teenager and is it a mental rather than chronological age

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  28. On the morrow, at the 9th Hour, the Sun will grow dark out of mourning for the Cathedral 3, until their safe release and return among us!

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  29. D & C would be an excellent topic for a Shakespeare Tragedy methinks. With respect to the faithfull clergy fek the rest of them.It is time for a new R catholic reformation and let the brave put their cassock where their mouth is. So many talk the talk but fek all walk the walk. Pat you took over a parish house once. Why now can these boyos not take over a diocese

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  30. Bishop Buckley! I wish you'd have been as good at exposing that animal Martin Kerr!

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    1. Every aspect of Martin Kerr's supervision was conducted by myself and a monthly meeting with the police and social services.

      We gave Martin Kerr a second chance and he blew it.

      I have had no contact with him for many years.

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    2. No need to thank me. He fooled me 100%

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  31. Dear Pat,
    For the good of the Diocese, please could I ask you to start an online petition seeking the immediate release of the "CATHEDRAL 3" ?
    THEY HAVE NOW BEEN MISSING FOR OVER 48 HRS , RUMOUR HAS IT THEY ARE BEING TORTURED, BY HAVING TO LISTEN TO POPE FRANCIS' TALKS ON POVERTY AND CELIBACY.

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  32. I think we may need to include Fr Eddie McGee ( Media Officer) in the 'missing' as he has not "broken radio silence" for some time. The "CATHEDRAL 4" (incl Fr McGee) are it is rumoured being held somewhere in Co Antrim.
    Please pray for their speedy and safe return.

    Catholic Belfast Journalist.

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    1. If Father McGee is missing should we not print Missing Posters and put them on lamp posts all over N Ireland?

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  33. I will offer a thousand pounds if the Cathedral Four can be held for an indefinite period. These are the intellectual lightweights so lacking in gravitas and integrity which this seemingly desperate Church is willing to accept as priests. This woman's account of their mutual liaison reads like something from Eastenders.God help us all. God help my Church.t

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    1. Sure the 'wurls in an auwful chassis'. Scandal's all around.
      Cathedral Four are out the door, and the bishop's gone to ground.
      As days go by the rumours fly. Shure it 'sticks in me craw and palate'.
      Who's to bless, for such a mess? Step forward Ciaran Dallat.
      MMM

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  34. May I ask who was on duty for Mass this morning at the Cathedral ?
    If it was a Clonard "red" again ; do they not feel they are being used in this ongoing situation ?

    Clerical Observer.

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    1. Maybe it is their opportunity to score Brownie Points with the bishop?

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  35. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THOSE WHO WISH TO COMMENT ON THIS BLOG AS " FAMILY MEMBERS OF "LINDA" TO CONTACT ME BY EMAIL AT bishoppatbuckley@hotmail.com

    Pat

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  36. We now start the 5th Day of captivity for the 'CATHEDRAL 3'.
    Why has the Nuncio not pleaded in public for their immediate release ?
    Whatever bad things things they have done, they don't deserve to be held captive !
    Please pray for their speedy and safe return to BT12.

    Catholic Journalist, Belfast.

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  37. Regarding the comments within the past 30 mins re Clonard priests-no I don't think they feel used or are trying to score brownie points.
    Their founder Alphonsus de Liguori established them in Naples in 1732 to counter the total lack of care shown to the poor by local aristocratic diocesan clergy of the day.
    Nowhere could be more close to their calling than St Peter's this week

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    1. Nice one & spot on!
      MMM

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  38. I see that "Linda" is getting her counselling paid for by the church. Does the same go for parishoners of St Peters who have been left disturbed and traumatised after reading all this clap trap? I daresay "Linda" isn't too short of a few quid to pay her own way considering the amount of cash she spent on Fr Dallat; and why did she kiss and tell? I'm afraid I'll never put another penny on the chapel plate to fund the priests jezzabells!! :(

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  39. Linda has broken silence for three most valid reasons:

    1. To find closure after being exploited and abused.

    2. To warn other vulnerable women against predator priests.

    3. To stop Father Dallat's historic and continuing behaviour.

    Why is is that whistle blowers receive so much abuse and ridicule ?

    They do us a a great favour.

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    1. Hear, hear.

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    2. It is a perennial fact that those with an instinctively negative hostile disposition react adversely against any body or thing which disturbs their myopic views. Reacting adversely in this case, as in so many others consists of blaming/criticising the "disturber" by casting doubts on their evidence together with denigrating their personality and/or actions.
      These are all well acknowledged traits in relation to bullying characteristics concerning whistleblowers.
      Now, dear contributor @ 12;52: go figure.

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    3. This case is not about whistleblowers? Say it as it is, 'a love affair that ended & one person isn't happy about it'. Yes Fr Dallat did wrong, but there is not ONE church going catholic that has abided by all the rules because the rules simply cannot apply to everyone.

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    4. Rubbish Bishop Buckley

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    5. I'm so angry with father dallat that I need to go to confession ....the way he spoke to me am others he was a very angry man ...an I don't think his heart was ever in the priesthood I think he just follow suit to rest of his family an that wasn't his calling ...i would of thought better of him if he had of man up to what he done..an left the priest hood....an maybe go for a job as a singer for which he cant ....who ever told him he cud sing has a lot to answer for also ..........

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    6. Ach, he's a lovely singer!

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    7. He is a terrible singer

      We had to change the mass went to each sunday 3 times: firstly because the Protestant organist and his boys took over the normal mass, we went to early mass and Dallat started on the piano and tortured us...
      So we changed to evening Mass and thank God for the lovely ladies singing at that Mass who were not destroyed by the organ Grinder or loud mouth Dallat

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    8. The last time I looked,giving scandal,even as a lay person,was regarded as a serious matter,contrary to some of the flippant and dismissive replies. Christ said it would be better that a millstone be hung around their necks and they should be thrown into the debts of the sea.We are well past delivering such a dire punishment but nevertheless the fact that a priest has been involved in such a scandal is very serious.Serious for those of us who actually value our faith.

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  40. Buckley you are very selective with your comments, no need for that rubbish above

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  41. I would have serious reservations about going to confession to fr. dallat or any priest in similar circumstances. How do we poor souls know who is a genuine priest?

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  42. karen st peters parish21 March 2015 at 15:35

    We miss u Fr Ciaran please come home,st peters is just not the same

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  43. Again, I ask why you will not approve positive comments towards Ciaran Dallat. I await in anticipation for your reply!!

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    1. Read the positive comment about him today on Blog 21.3.2015

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