Tuesday, 17 May 2016

FATHER RORY COYLE - A US PERSPECTIVE

FATHER RORY COYLE - AN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE


Tony Adams
(Tony Adams was ordained in 1977 after studying for the priesthood at The Pontifical North American College in Rome and at Rome's Gregorian University.

He was friendly with the Irish Catholic bishop - John Magee of Cloyne - and was involved in papal ceremonies at The Vatican. 

He left the priesthood at the age of 30 and is married to his partner for 33 years. 

He lives in Florida and is a writer, playwright, critic, columnist, tour guide and wedding officiant.)  


North American College, Rome



"As a gay married ex-priest (and once a master of ceremonies not for a bishop but for a pope) I am following this story of Father Rory Coyle with much interest.

There are some unanswered questions and some facts facts yet un-revealed but I think that the essence of the story is that Coyle wanted sex and sought it out.

He seems to have gotten caught and has been allowed to take a leave of absence.

The "agreement" between the bishop and the newspaper not to reveal the supposed Grindr photos is what irritates me.

That kind of cover-up caused much of the priest paedophile scandal.

News is news, even when it is not so nice. If the young accuser is telling the truth we ought to see the photos.

Catholics in the pews in Ireland ought to know one thing as a result of this story: priests are not well trained for celibacy.

The comments in this blog that rage about a clergy full of sexually active gay men are not accurate. 

Most self-respecting gay priests left the active ministry years ago. 

The Catholic priesthood is no longer a refuge attractive to gay men.

We can now have plenty of solid careers as out gay men who are community leaders.

The real question is. "What kind of man even considers becoming a Catholic priest in a church so terribly twisted and far afield from the real message and intention of Jesus?
Tony Adams assisting Pope Paul V1 at a consistory





133 comments:

  1. There is such a lot of nonesense being talked on this blog. And, angry insults which are not worthy of rational and sane discussion.

    The author of this downfall of a priest is the priest himself, Father Rory Coyle. He is a man of 35 years old, ordained a good number of years already, and in full possession of his faculties. It was his decision to engage in unwise activities, and to put himself, his reputation, his ministry, his priesthood and his future at risk. Whilst one can feel a sense of compassion for someone who has got themselves in to a difficult situation and is suffering on account of it, that does not mean that one can absolve the individual of all responsibility and blame everybody else.

    So, it is not Bishop Pat's fault that this has happened. It is not the Irish News fault that this has happened. Both have brought attention to this matter in a balanced way, and that seems right and fair. There are legitimate matters that should be aired and discussed responsibly. Neither has caused unecessary hurt or harm by doing so. They have not done so irresponsiblty. I do not detect any 'anti' anything in what they have said or written. Certainly not homophobia.

    So, I would suggest that all the people who have been throwing insults and accusations at Bishop Pat and the Irish News should step back and desist. If you do not have something constructive to add to the discussion, then desist. Please.

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    1. SORRY PAT. IF YOU CAN'T LOOK AT WHAT YOU'VE WRITTEN IN THE PAST WEEK AND SEE IT IS HOMOFOBIC THEN HOW CAN YOU EVER UNDERSTAND?

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    2. If I may be the voice of reason here. I would suggest the gay commenters calm down and Fr Buckley to simply remove the offensive material that seems to have upset the gay readers. It seems the most logical way out of this. No harm, no foul.

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  2. more homophobic nonsense? give it a rest!!!

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  3. STOP HARRASSING THIS YOUNG GAY MAN!

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  4. STILL CENSORING THE GAY COMMUNITY? COWARD! YOU CANT HIDE FROM US!

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  5. This guy is whacko! Genuinely disturbed!

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  6. Come and face us Pat! Stop hiding behind your computer.

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    1. Nah. That's where cowards and bullies belong. Behind their computer screen. I hope I come across pat at gay Pride this year. I'll have plenty to say to him.

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  7. BUCKLEY YOU ARE NO FRIEND OF THE GAY COMMUNITY!

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    1. "Down with this sort of thing!"

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    2. Careful now !

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  9. I'LL SPREAD THE WORD ON FB THAT YOU ARE STILL ATTACKING RORY COYLE. YOU SERIOUSLY NEED TO CHECK YOURSELF BISHOP BUCKLEY! FRIEND OF THE GAY COMMUNITY? LMAO!

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  10. Stop your HOMOFOBIA! NOW!

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    1. THE ABOVE CONTRIBUTION CONTAINS NOTHING FROM ME!

      IT IS FROM A GAY ACTIVIST / COLUMNIST / EX-PRIEST IN FLORIDA, USA.

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  11. Meh. Pat it looks like you are still afraid of the gay community. Why not show your face down the Union some night and let us tackle you face to face. Stop being a coward.

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    1. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? BEAT ME UP? DO YOU NOT ALLOW FREE SPEECH?

      IS A PUB A SUITABLE VENUE FOR A DISCUSSION ON THEOLOGY, SPIRITUALITY, PRIESTHOOD, SEXUALITY, CELIBACY ETC ?

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  12. Well. I only have one thing to say. The gay community knows who it's friends and enemies are. Pat Buckley has shown himself to be enemy number 1.

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    1. shame on him. He is no man of god.

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  13. NONSENSE. GET A BRAIN!

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    1. Forget the brain.... he hasn't even a heart! If he does then it's black as the night!

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  14. A pub is no less suitable for talking about theology than a blog is suitable for destroying a young gay man who has been outed. I have no interest in god or theology. I am interested in stopping your homophobia!

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    1. WELL YOU SEE THAT IS WHERE WE DIFFER.

      I AM INTERESTED IN GOD, THEOLOGY AND THE STATE OF THE PRIESTHOOD AND CHURCH.

      AS YOU CAN SEE FROM ABOVE THIS STORY IS OF INTEREST INTERNATIONALLY.

      HOW IS HAVING A FULL, OPEN DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS ISSUE HOMOPHOBIA?

      WHY DO YOU WISH TO SILENCE THOSE OF US WHO WANT TO DISCUSS THESE THINGS OPENLY, RATIONALLY AND IN AN UNBIASED WAY?

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    2. Pat. You should probably spent a bit more time on God and less attacking outed gay priests. You should get out for rosary beads instead of getting off on printing pervy emails about someone's private life. I don;t think there is anything holy about you.

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    3. You bet we differ. You are a homophobe and I am a gay woman.

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    4. shaming a young gay man. I hope your mother is proud!

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    5. I AM NO MORE A HOMOPHOBE THAN I AM A GAY WOMAN

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    6. "Down with this sort of thing"

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    7. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT GOD?! NOTHING. YOU HAVEN'T THE FIRST THING ABOUT HIM IF THIS IS THE FILTH YOU ARE PEDALING THESE DAYS!

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  15. Pat. I think it's clear you know not the slightest thing about celibacy or Christianity.

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    1. To Anonymous at 12:28, why are you accusing Pat Buckley of "outing" Fr Coyle? Didn't he "out" himself on Grindr?

      I agree that no one should be "outed" before they are ready...but only in ordinary circumstances. These were not ordinary circumstances.

      I feel for Fr Coyle, and I hope he will survive this scandal mentally. I hope to
      God he does not suicide!

      But why are you so angry? I'm not being facetious; I want to understand. If Fr Coyle has been wronged in way and you can persuade me of this, I'll rally to your banner. But please can you try to convince me calmly? I'm much more likely to listen to you, then.

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    2. We are pishing ourselves with laughter over this in the Union. Pat Buckley trying to defend homophobia. That's some feat from a gay man.

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    3. Is it not a bit early for the pub?

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    4. It's a bit late in the evolution of human kind for homophobia, but you didn't mind.

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    5. Pat Buckley is a homophobe. Simples. :0)

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  16. THERE IS AN AWFUL LOT OF UNNECESSARY SHOUTING GOING ON.....
    PLEASE STOP

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with a Priest being gay, and Pat has not ousted Fr Coyle nor has the Irish News....
    Fr Coyle managed to do this all by his very own self, and that is the problem, he should not have publicised his escapades on public media, he has fallen on his on sword!

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    1. YOU ARE RIGHT. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH A PRIEST BEING GAY.

      MANY BISHOPS ORDAIN GAY MEN - ON THE CONDITION THAT THEY DO NOT ACT OUT THEIR GAYNESS.

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    2. One gets the impression that the gay supporters on here are not the brightest button on the jacket.

      Why can they not comment rationally and without anger and abuse?

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    3. It shows how relevant pat buckley is. i thought he died years ago! lol

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    4. SORRY TO DISAPPOINT YOU. "RUMOURS OF MY DEMISE HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED".

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  17. I will not be publishing comments that are personal, abusive or containing foul language. You are wasting your time sending them.

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    1. Tomorrows blog should be about wht Pat Buckley thinks The Irish should have published Rory Coyle's naked pics.

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    2. I never said that The Irish News should have published Father Coyle's naked pictures. In fact I said that they practised restraint by not publishing them or giving / selling them to other papers.

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    3. You don't put your name to all you comments pat. Please be truthful.

      If you want to know who we are then come to gay pride. I know a lot of people already want to speak to you. The right publicity and we can make you the star attraction. Everyone should know about the stuff you are churning out attacking gay men on this blog. If you are deluded enough to think this is not something the gay community feel strongly about then hey...see you at pride!

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    4. Err. I have looked at at your blog. You were incandescent that they gave a sanitized report instead of publishing the gory details and the photos. Then you decided to publish the gory details you claimed to have on your blog. FACT!

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    5. Why not put your names on here. Most of the readers of this blog do not go to gay pride. Indeed I have not been there myself for years.

      Will Father Coyle be there to support you this year?

      I think not.

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  18. GETTING TOO MUCH FOR YOU PAT? CAN'T YOU TAKE WHAT YOU DISH OUT TO OTHERS?

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    1. I do not know what you are talking about. I will never allow myself to be intimidated by anonymous bullies.

      Why is NO ONE putting their names to their comments?

      I put my name to everything I say.

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    2. Why would anyone bother setting up accounts when you are censoring comments. You don't seem to mind these "Anonymous" supporters who jump to your defence. I haven't seen a single named comment in support of you either pat. You want to know who everyone is? Well then come and face us! Don't be a coward hiding behind your computer. Pretending to be a Holy man. You are far from it. More venomous than Holy and no friend of gay people.

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  19. The comment at 12:52 is exactly what I am thinking. Where and how has Bishop Pat been homophobic ? The reaction of people (down at The Union ?) appears to be quite irrational and fails to have any grounding in reality. They seem to have lost the plot in their paranoia.

    As many calmer people have said, Fr Coyle is the sole architect of his own demise, and he is responsible for what has happened. The fact that his name is now in the press and on this blog is his fault. I believe that Bishop Pat and the Irish News have been balanced and prudent in what they have said and written. Indeed, they could have made life a great deal worse for Rory, but have chosen not to produce what would be excruciating detail that would most certainly have made the situation even worse for him.

    So, boys and girls down at the Union, settled down and calm down. Nobody is out to get you. You are imagining homophobia where it is not. You are well protected and have rights that are recognised in law. You do not keep having to make yourselves victim anymore. Keep calm and have another pint / sherry / Lambrini / Babycham or whatever it is that you drink down there at The Union :-))

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    1. Is "The Union" now the HQ and command centre for the gay community. Seems strange to me.

      Non "Gay Community" Gay Man.

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    2. MourneManMichael17 May 2016 at 14:32

      Again, as a regular contributor to Pat's site I agree entirely with the above at 14:06 and 12:57.
      Rather that repeat what they say I make this observation: the majority of comments attacking Pat are almost one liners, in that they contain no evidence, reasonable arguement or useful contribution to the debate. As another observes, they are simply hostile rants of the type known in Latin as 'argumentum ad hominem'.
      Many regular readers here will understand its meaning, but just in case the 'educated' Union members don't: it refers to when someone personalises the issue and attempts to denigrate and destroy the person rather than his/her arguement.
      In colloquial terms: 'shooting the messenger'.
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    3. Regular commenter? Is that another way of saying your name is Pat Buckley?

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    4. MMM, They think I am you too???

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    5. PAT BUCKLEY APOLOGISE!

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    6. For what? For facilitating a relevant debate about a priest at the heart of the Churcg establishment outing himself on Grindr?

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    7. I wonder how many priestly Grindr accounts have been decommissioned in the past few days?

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    8. This is part of what needs debated - the number of priests and bishops who outwardly uphold RC teaching in the pulpit but who secretly engage in a secret gay lifestyle.

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    9. MourneManMichael17 May 2016 at 15:00

      Well Pat we've had this accusation before, about a year ago I think, that you are posting here in MY name. At that point you rightly said we've never met, and I say that still remains the case.
      I'm thinking now, by all these ranting comments, that responding rationally to them is of no value and simply encourages their further rants. Of course they're entitled to an opinion. I just wish they would desist from bombarding us with it without supporting evidence or information in the mistaken belief the louder they shout the more valid is their comment.
      "Empty vessels making most sound" certainly springs to mind.
      [And for the benefit of those recently accessing this blog, if you go back you'll find since I started reading it about two years ago, I regularly comment disagreement with Pat on issues, so am certainly neither the man himself, nor one of his lackeys! For that matter I don't think he has any.]
      MMM

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    10. MMM, you are right - I have no lackys and I do not want any.

      Nor am I anybody's lacky - neither churchman or "union" man.

      You hsve occasionally disagreed with me and challenged me and I will always fully accept your constructive criticism.

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  20. PARANOID GAYS DOWN AT THE UNION (OR WHEREVER YOU MAY BE)....APOLOGISE YOURSELVES FOR YOUR SILLY, IRRATIONAL AND UNFOUNDED ACCUSATIONS AGAINST OTHERS ON THIS SITE, IN PARTICULAR +PAT. WE KNOW YOU CONSIDER YOURSELVES 'VICTIM' AND IN THIS AGE OF VICTIMHOOD ANYTHING YOU DECIDE TO BE HOMOPHOBIA IS HOMOPHOBIA. BUT FOR THE REST OF US REALITY STILL REIGNS AND WE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE NOTHING TO BACK UP YOUR RIDICULOUS OUTPOURINGS. SO BACK OFF. CALM DOWN. SHUT UP. UNLESS YOU HAVE SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE, SANE AND REASONABLE TO SAY THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY. AND SOMEHOW I DOUBT IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE TO CONTRIBUTE. JUST SELF-PITY OUTPOURINGS AND THE HOUNDING OTHERS THAT YOU IMAGINE ARE AGAINST YOU. WELL, WE ARE NOT AGAINST YOU. WE JUST WANT YOU TO GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS QUIETLY AND STOP ACCUSING EVERYBODY ELSE OF BEING AGAINST YOU. BEING THE VICTIM ALL THE TIME MUST BE SO EXHAUSTING !

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    1. Pat. You've gone back to using caps! dead give away.

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    2. 15.02, They now think I you as well as MMM - MPD - multiple personality disorder :-)

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    3. Is pat lord Lucan ?

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  21. Pat, take a deep breath, close your eyes and remain mindful!!!
    NOTHING on here could even point to you being homophobic....you have blogged on a topic and put it up for your true followers to have public discussion and that is it. Your first article on missing fr Coyle lead me to the conclusion that he was missing due to a relationship with a woman and nothing more until what was published in the paper lead me to think otherwise. Fr coyle made this mess himself...
    you opened a discussion and it has caused nothing but turmoil...for you and it is not necessary. Those who have nothing but negative views need to take a long hard look at themselves and realise that Fr Coyle a man of respect and high following within his own community has destroyed his own reputation by splashing himself naked on social media...did he not realise that someone somewhere would recognise him and obviously relish in embarrassing the man in the press....this blog is just a discussion forum for what is now, through the media, public knowledge!

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  22. Pat - it's the Gay Taliban that are attacking you. They are the Gay equivalent of the Free Presbyterian Church. You might as well talk to the wall as that bunch of hysterical queens. In a way it is hilarious. Don't let them get to ya though :)

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    1. I can assure you that they are not.

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    2. pat posting again.

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    3. 15.56: They now think I you too.

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    4. Oh dear. The gay taliban are we? Funny, I haven't seen any gay commenters in support of Pat Buckley, though i'm sure he is busy typing one up. LOL. Well, the taliban don't thrive in a fascist state so we will move to our RumblingsFromTheOratory blog where we can discuss freely. I'm sure any contribution from Pat (under his own name or one of his fake supporters) will be 'considered'. If he is unwilling to remove homophobia from his site then he and his husband will be exposed on our blog.

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    5. I am reporting this last threat to the PSNI.

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    6. The more publicity this blog gets the better, I'd have thought.

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  23. The flame wars and rants in the comments section are tiresome and unproductive.

    Here is the bottom line: LGBT activism will always bring to harsh light the duplicity, hypocrisy and phoniness of those who persecute us (usually politicians and religious leaders.)

    There have been cases in which a gay man is outed and ends up apologizing to the community he persecuted, accepting his identity as a gay man. Here is where true Christians step forward and accept that man into the community, knowing that each of us reaches his own truth at a particular speed. Some guys have greater difficulty coming out than do others. In the Catholic church, priests (like me) who are very successful have a tougher time because we forfeit our status. Activists who refuse to forgive such a man make a big mistake. If those activists are Christians, they should look at the life of Saint Paul who did an about face and was accepted into the Christian community (Too bad he didn't do another about-face and come out of the closet!) or, they should read the parable of the Prodigal Son and take note of the overwhelming forgiveness and rejoicing felt by the father of the young man who squandered his inheritance. Call out the bigot, but don't deny him your hand when he comes to you with an apology. First, we will see what Coyle is made of. Then we will see what we are made of.

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    1. Good work on your attempt to create the fake Tony Adams blogger account. But not very convincing I am afraid.

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    2. Good grief get a life!

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    3. I have now reported threating comments to the PSN.

      Any and all threats against me and others will be handed over to the police.

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    4. excellent! muchas gracias!

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    5. DEAD RIGHT. YOU SHOULD BE LOCKED UP PAT FOR YOUR ANTI GAY BLOGGING.

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    6. I do not and have never done anti gay blogging.

      I have no dislike against gay people or prejudice against them.

      This Blog is a blog that is critical of traditional Roman Catholic thinking on sexuality and indeed homosexuality.

      In blogging about Father Coyle I am blogging about a man who is at the heart of the Irish RC Church contradicting himself in another aspect of his life.

      This information was provided 2 months ago to a newspaper and has been commented on by in in this critical blog.

      I make no threats to anyone - except perhaps the implied "threat" of telling it as it in.

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  24. PS: There is a naive quality to some of the comments here. This prohibits real dialogue. My words do not come from a "fake blogger account." It won't take much to find me all over the net and to see that I am not a fabrication. There are several ways to contact me if you require proof. Do your homework. Stop being silly.

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    1. Perhaps Tony you are the playwright and producer who died in 2005 according to wikipedia! LOL Ahem. Former footballer or dead playrite. Who would you like to be Tony?

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    2. Funny I send Pat Buckley a post question Tony Adam's identity, then suddenly a post saying much the same thing appears as MMM. And yet Pat still persists in his denial he hasn't multiple personalities. It is laughable. has the man no integrity at all? Bishop? he's having a laugh!

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    3. Toooooooooony, They still think I am you.

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    4. Well, if you are me, you have a very handsome hard-working husband! Seriously, why don't you change your settings to block anonymous comments? Nobody I know allows anonymous comments. It's just a sewer of trolls.

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  25. I agree. Pat buckley has been very naive to think he could write what he has and not cause offense to people -gay or straight. But that's typical Pat Buckley.

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    1. Sometimes offence is taken - not given!

      I have endured decades of criticism. But that's life.

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  26. Tony were you outed by a vindictive priest on a blog or on the front of a news paper? Were you humiliated and trampled on? Well that is how this so called religious blog treat's people! This blog is used as a source of bullying, a private tool to attempt to destroy good people,especially gay men! No more, no more bullying or humiliation by this blog. I don't care if the person is a married man, a minister or a priest. A private life gay or straight is a private life!

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    1. I had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with The Irish News publication. I have had absolutely no contact with The Irish News.

      It had been published for many hours when someone rang me and asked: "Have you see today's Irish News.

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    2. See? Pat Buckley will claim he didn't know something that he blogged about before it became public! lol. The same day the story ran in the Irish News, Pat was claiming he had been contacted previously about it by "Eoin"

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    3. considering you claim no involvement with the irish news you seem to know a lot about how they handled the story and when in fact they got tipped off. i smell a rat. And I think he lives in Larne.

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    4. And I didn't. Yes I had received the email from Eoin- but neither he or I knew The Irish News were publishing the next morning. He had sent the naked pics and text to The Irish News weeks before that.

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    5. Range you? You said in your blog you had knowledge before publication. Oops! Slip up!

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    6. Yes, I do know something about how The Irish News got the story and indeed the interest by other newspapers in the story. But I have had no contact with The Irish News at all. My knowledge comes from another source.

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    7. I did know about the story the day before The Irish News published it and I knew that The Irish News had been sitting on the story for weeks. But I did not know that The Irish News were publishing it the day they did. I have absolutely no contacts within The Irish News.

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    8. Dear anonymous, to your question about whether I was outed. I was not outed. I left of my own volition. It was good decision. Leading a double life is terrible.

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  27. Tony may I ask if you have a criminal conviction for anything?

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    1. You may, and the answer is no. I have never even been accused of anything or arrested for anything. I've had a quiet life. After leaving the active ministry, I worked in government for 25 years before retiring as early as possible.

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  28. Tony, you seem to be a strong and sound man, well able to defend your space.
    Reminds me of another Tony Adams, ....maybe not one you've heard of in USA. Tony Adams, soccer legend, Arsenal and England captain, played 66 times for England, and for Arsenal from 1983 to 2002, captain at 21 and still captain until retirement 14 years later. He was the Rock in defence.
    Good name and good fellow, despite his demons with alcohol.
    MMM

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    1. Pat. Why are you posting what I messaged you as MMM? Can;t you come up with your own pithy comments for your fake identities?

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    2. Ah yes, the soccer player. Whenever I have googled my name, he fills the first few pages. I don't show up until page 5 sometimes! That's okay with me. I haven't played soccer since I was in the seminary. It ended the day I broke both an ankle and a wrist on the field. However, I do better on a bar stool than your Tony Adams.

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  29. Holy Moses I don't know whether to laugh or be shocked by this all...its comical..
    It is very obvious that those alleged Gay commenters are completely oblivious to the person that you are Pat...they know very little about you, where you have been, what you have come through and they are just being complete A-Holes for A-holes sake and loving their voice....ignore them they will melt in the rain

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    1. Thank you.

      By the ways Guys and Gals if you are gathered in The Union you are literally feet away from The Irish News office. Why not go over and ask them about it.

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    2. You know them much better than us Pat. You seem to know what they are doing through your sources. Are your sources, the Irish News after all? It's pretty clear that you are 'Eoin'.

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    3. I've never been to Union. Why is pat Buckley obsessed with the union Bar? He always seems to be talking about it. No one else is.

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    4. I am not "Eoin" but I have retained his communications with me. Eoin was a pupil in an Armagh school when Father Coyle was chaplain there.

      I have no sources within The Irish News. But you are right - I have other sources - many of them - and some indeed in the Church and priesthood.

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    5. Meh. Pat. Self endorsement is no recommendation! You were slightly more convincing as the dead Tony Adams.....not much....but really. Why do you keep hiding behind fake profiles?!!!

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    6. Because comments - most of them unpublishable - are claiming that they are writing from "The Union". And I may be wrong - but I don't think they mean The Transport and General Workers Union :-)

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    7. Tony Adams - ex priest Florida etc - is far from dead.

      With his kind permission I will be publishing a blog by him tomorrow - and you will be relieved to know its about those strange people called heterosexuals :-)

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    8. So gay people are nasty and now we are strange? Nice one Pat. I think you've moved beyond homophobia!

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    9. Some gay people are wonderful, intelligent, rational and kind.

      Others are not.

      Is that a surprise?

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    10. I really cannot wait to visit this high-spirited venue called The Union! I may be there in October. Should I prepare a lecture or just lurk among the anonymously aggrieved?

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    11. To be honest it's no great shakes

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  30. By the way - all you critics out there - you are doing me a great favour.

    The daily reads of my Blog has gone from c 1500 per day to 5,000 plus per day and got me an international audience.

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    1. Fantastic!

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    2. Why don't you post a screenshot of where you got this 5,000 hits a day Pat. If it's not your usual nonsense.

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  31. SO YOU'VE RUN OUT OF HOMOPHOBIC POSTS YOURSELF - YOU ARE NOW COMMISSIONING THEM? WELL IF YOU ENDORSE THEM PAT, YOU ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ANTI-GAY RHETORIC.

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    1. I have seen NOTHING that suggests that Tony Adams is in anyway homophobic.

      On the contrary he has a refreshing originality and honestly seriously lacking in the Babychamp Brigade.

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    2. I was about to advise you, Pat, to ignore the sniping comments from the gay mafia until I read your comment at 18:31. They are bringing huge publicity to your blog. Priceless!

      Thanks, guys.

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    3. You're damn tight I'm not homophobic! I have been a card-carrying queer since the age of 14. I have marched with LGBT writers in several Pride parades in New York City. Some of your finest Irish out-gay clergy are friends.

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    4. Well said. I think you would put our "unionists" to shame :-)

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    5. Our 'Unionists'.... Well they have obviously headed home from their very unbusy belfast bar hence the silence..

      Pat I have followed you for quite some time now you and you are an amazing man. I know you have been involved with instances and circumstances outside your calling...

      I admire your vocation to the original faith but i praise you on your modern outlook and necessary forums here that allow the masses (which today have been pretty obvious) to have their say....

      Dont ever feel that you don't have sensible wise souls with you ;-)

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    6. Thank you. That's very encouraging.

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    7. DAMAGED. VERY, VERY DAMAGED. BOTH OF YOU. YOU JOINED THE CRICKET CLUB AND DECIDED YOU WANTED TO PLAY FOOTBALL. WHEN YOU GOT HURT THROUGH YOUR OWN ACTIONS, YOU BLAMED EVERYONE ELSE BECAUSE YOU COULDN'T FOLLOW THE RULES AND HAVE BEEN BOOING THE PLAYERS FROM THE BENCH EVER SINCE. I MUST SAY I NEVER REALISED THEIR WERE SUCH DAMAGED BITTER PEOPLE OUT THERE. IT MAKES ME FEEL GLAD THAT EVEN AS A GAY MAN, I FEEL TOTALLY AT HOME WITHIN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. I DON'T FEEL JUDGED, BUT I DO FEEL CARED FOR. I'M GENUINELY SORRY THAT BOTH OF YOU HAVE BEEN LEFT SO HURT. GENUINELY. I DON'T SAY THIS AS SO MANY DO AS A WAY OF SNIPING, BUT I'M DEFFO GOING TO KEEP YOU BOTH IN MY PRAYERS. YOU'RE HOLDING A LOT OF HURT IN YOUR HEART. I FEEL SORRY YOU'VE HAD THE EXPERIENCES THAT YOU HAVE AND HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO RECOVER FROM WHATEVER INJUSTICES YOU FEEL WERE DONE TO YOU.

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    8. You are perfectly entitled to your perspective. I view it differently.

      I wanted to serve on Jesus' team.

      Then I found myself playing on the team of the Roman Emperor Mk 11.

      So I went back to Jesus' team.

      But of course you are completely free to serve on the emperor's team.

      But empires fall.

      THE KINGDOM will last ....

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    9. Wow...Kemo sabe....lower case would have had a greater impact...
      Slow down
      Turn on
      Tune in
      Relax....x

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  32. This is making me laugh so much.
    Pat, you carry on, love. Anyone who thinks you're homophobic hasn't been paying attention.
    As a member of the gay community myself, I certainly hope you will not be going to Pride, which has become a travesty of the riot which was the first Pride event. Also some members of the gay community need to stop and think that they are not the gay community in total and cannot speak for it. Far from being offended by anything here I applaud it. Also not everyone in the gay community thinks 'equality' is a worthy goal. Equality to...you've got it: heterosexual life. The proponents of equality hate themselves and other gays and just want to be accepted by the straight world. Exactly the motives of sad gays who go into the priesthood so mother won't ask when they will bring a nice girl home.
    Wait for it: the replies will say a) I'm homofobic (sic) b) I've been made up c) I'm Pat Buckley or even d) I'm Rory Coyle.

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  33. It's good that Pat has publically thanks us for our comments. Our protests will continue, if he finds them so beneficial!

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  34. Right all you haters....know the man before you bombard this with your silly childishness.
    You obviously have only come to this site through Facebook or whatever drivel is now on social media and now you idiots feel that there is a bandwagon to jump on....there are plenty of cliffs out there you lemmings could jump off

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