Tuesday, 26 July 2016

ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN - PART 2

ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN - PART 2

DIARMUID MARTIN
AS PROMISED on this Blog yesterday I have spoken with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and have passed on to him everybody's concerns about both Maynooth and Dublin seminarians and priests connected with what I call the MAYNOOTH SYNDROME.

I know that some of you in your comments have been critical of Diarmuid Martin and have claimed that he cares as little about these problems as the rest of the Irish Bishops appear to.

I might be wrong or proved wrong but at the moment I TRUST AND BELIEVE IN DIARMUID MARTIN.

He is obviously very concerned about Maynooth - particularly in so far as it affects his own seminarians and priests in DUBLIN.

But Diarmuid Martin is faced with a number of difficulties:

1. In order to act about an accusation about a priest or seminarian he needs both information and evidence.

2. When a seminarian or a priest is accused Diarmuid Martin has to give them due process. In other words he must allow them to answer allegations.

3. We have already discovered and highlighted the fact that Diarmuid Martin is not liked by most if not all of the other Irish bishops. This leaves him in a very lonely position when it comes to tackling Maynooth and other problems. In fact he has said that he is "barely tolerated in Maynooth".

4. Diarmuid Martin is in the process of withdrawing ALL his seminarians from Maynooth and by next year he will have NO seminarian in Maynooth. What greater sign could we have that Maynooth is not fit for purpose.

In Ireland we have 28 bishops who sit on the Bishop's Conference - 26 diocesan bishops and two Dublin auxiliaries.

Diarmuid Martin is the senior and most respected Irish Catholic bishop. He is the vice president of the Bishop's Conference.

Technically Eamon Martin of Armagh is more senior in an honorary way. But we all know that Eamon Martin is a lightweight when it comes to courage and leadership.


EATING CAKE WHILE "ROME" BURNS !!!


Diarmuid Martin, who may not be perfect, has leadership qualities. He is taken seriously by the Irish people.

In fact I hope that Pope Francis will make Diarmuid Martin a cardinal at the next consistory. There is a precedent for this with Cardinal Paul Cullen and Cardinal Desmond Connell.

Large studies of homosexuality in the seminary have been carried out in the USA. Below is a film from a right wing Catholic group about the topic.

I include it for your information.

I DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL THAT VORTEX SAYS:


I DO NOT SUPPORT VORTEX OR CHURCHMILITANT.COM

BUT THE FILM TELLS US WHAT IS GOING ON IN US SEMINARIES - MUCH OF WHICH IS GOING ON IN MAYNOOTH:




But back to our topic - I would urge you all to supply Diarmuid Martin with all the information and evidence you have about Maynooth, seminarians and priests in order to enable him to act.

I can guarantee you that any information you submit to this Blog or to me personally will be passed directly on.

PLEASE SEND GIVE INFORMATION / EVIDENCE TO:

WE PARTICULARLY NEED TO HEAR FROM SEMINARIANS, EX SEMINARIANS AND PRIESTS OR ANYONE WITH A MAYNOOTH CONNECTION.

bishoppatbuckley@hotmail.com

TEL: ROI: 01 5133199

TEL: OUTSIDE ROI:  003531 5133199 or 0044 7900 287283

80 comments:

  1. Indeed Pat, the next scandal is upon us - God help us. Those reckless and irresponsible Priests in Maynooth have been left far too long in their respective positions. We are now witnessing their rotten fruits.

    How much longer can this continue?

    A Very Concerned Catholic

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    1. Pat. When will the papers publish this?

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  2. Eamon Martin appears to be a nice and charitable Archbishop, but he smacks of effeminacy. He is certainly not a leader.

    I am hoping and praying that Diarmuid Martin will act with determination and finally shut "Gaynooth" down!

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    1. I am too. The Pope needs to give him the Red Hat and personally appoint him as president of the Bishop's Conference.

      Archbishop Diarmuid is today heading for the World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.

      Our young seminarians and priests need protection.

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  3. We will now see whether Diarmuid Martin is as genuine about stamping out abuse in the Church as he purports to be. It all starts in the seminary, as Pope Benedict XVI wrote in his pastoral letter to Irish Catholics.

    Clean out Maynooth, Diarmuid, and you will certainly deserve a red hat.

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  4. Bishop, is this Dublin seminarian that is been accused with this priest still a seminarian or has he been ordained?

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    1. Still a seminarian. I gave Diarmuid Martin his name this morning.

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    2. Have a little look through their social media accounts...some are rather interesting (one in particular seems to follow a lot of openly homosexual men.)

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    3. WHICH ONE ????

      Will not publish the name.

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    4. This seminarian and Sean Jones must certainly not be ordained. I really am nonplussed at the timidity and tentativeness of the Irish Bishops. They are acting just as their precursors did with the last case of sexual scandals.

      I had hoped that Diarmuid Martin was different. We will now see.



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  5. If Archbishop Martin can finally end the abuse that has been going on for years in Maynooth, I will pray hard that he is made a Cardinal. He may even deserve the Papacy if he accomplishes the above!

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  6. I have spoken about this scandal to the religious affairs correspondent of The Irish Times.

    He thinks that it is about:

    GAY MEN HAVING CONSENSUAL SEX WITH EACH OTHER !!!

    But these men are seminarians and priests.

    They are on internet sites that are about BODY HUNTING (To use a Diarmuid Martin term).

    They have promises of celibacy.

    They preach one thing and DO another.

    They have access to other vulnerable men in parishes etc.

    Its NOT about lay gay men having consensual sex with each other.

    The CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE from the media on this one is STAGGERING

    How deep does this go ??????

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    1. Pat, do the Irish Times really think that students being harassed by Priests, and Deacons propositioning 1st year seminarians, is simply a case of consenting adults? My God, it really goes to show you how far Irish journalistic standards have fallen.

      The Irish Times has lost all sense of objective reality.

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    2. I can only say what they told me when I asked them. That was part of their answer.

      The other part was about having enough proof to publish.

      But they have not even published the fact that this topic is raging and even has the Archbishop of Dublin exercised.

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    3. Don't forget that Fr Chris Derwin tried to befriend underage young men on his Grindr account. How can anyone not be more than concerned at such behaviour - whether Catholic or not.

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  7. Well, this should guarantee he never sees the red...unless he does a convincing cover up. Pat, don't be taken in by Pope Francis. Despite the rhetoric his record as far as justice is concerned, is atrocious. His pontificate has seen little actual action to prevent abuse, his nuncio prevented a full investigation of John Neinstedt, men implicated in abuse have been appointed to senior positions, and of course he quashed the Price Waterhouse Cooper audit into Vatican finances. The answer to a question you have posed before is that the church cannot be reformed. At this point it is a refuge for unrepentant criminals and their enablers. To be frank, the only way ahead for concerned Christians is to adopt your own ecclesial and prophetic position.

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    1. Thank you. I am not at all convinced about Pope Francis.

      It is by their FRUITS that ye shall know them - not by their WORDS.

      I am still waiting to see what Francis does.

      Just like I am still hoping that Diarmuid Martin will act.

      The Maynnoth Homosexual / Grindr Scandal is a very big TEST CASE/

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    2. Pat, are there people in the Irish media with priest boyfriends? Dublin Priest.

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    3. I do not really know. Do you?

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  8. THE IRISH TIMES has not even reported that Diarmuid Martin is withdrawing all his seminarians from Maynooth.

    If nothing else THAT is a big story.

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    1. And Bishop Phonsie Cullinan is withdrawing his seminarians too; and 6 seminarians have tendered their resignations.

      You would think that considering the dearth of vocations in Ireland that this should be big news for any religious affairs correspondent.

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    2. Agreed. So what is behind the SINISTER SILENCE?

      They were quick enough to out Bishop Eamon Casey - for far less.

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    3. Yes Pat, Bishop Eamon Casey's case appears wholesome compared to what is currently happening in Maynooth and the Irish Church.

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  9. lets face it, for ex-catholic Ireland the goings on in Maynooth are of little or no interest!

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    1. I understand your indifference.

      But look at it this way - YOUNG MEN - YOUR FELLOW IRISH CITIZENS - ARE UNDER ATTACK.

      I'm sure you care about abuse and human rights?

      Pat.

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  10. You misunderstand me, the comment was in relation to the disinterest of the media, not a personal statement.

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  11. Below is a quote from Pope Benedict's Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of Ireland. It follows his preamble in which he set the previous Irish Catholic sexual scandals in their historical context:

    Certainly, among the contributing factors we can include: inadequate procedures for determining the suitability of
    candidates for the priesthood and the religious life; insufficient human, moral, intellectual and spiritual formation in seminaries and novitiates; a tendency in society to favour the clergy and
    other authority figures; and a misplaced concern for the reputation of the Church and the avoidance of scandal, resulting in failure to apply existing canonical penalties and to safeguard the
    dignity of every person. Urgent action is needed to address these factors, which have had such tragic consequences in the lives of victims and their families, and have obscured the light of the
    Gospel to a degree that not even centuries of persecution succeeded in doing.

    It is certainly the case that no such urgent action has or is being taken.

    Disillusioned Irish Catholic.

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    1. Did you notice that Pope Benedict used the term "urgent action is needed" in relation to resolving sexual abuse. It sickens me when I hear some Priests and Bishops telling people to just "pray and trust in God". God requires actions as well as prayers - especially from his ministers.

      Thanks be to God Pat that you are a man of action and not just words.

      Let's see whether Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is a man of action or just another "cymbal clashing" or a "gong booming".

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    2. Benedict also said in his letter that "painful remedies" will be needed to bind and heal the wounds inflicted by cases of sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic clergy.

      Finally closing down Maynooth and exposing all these deceptive and duplicitous priests and seminarians is the most important remedy that can be applied.

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  12. Pope Benedict called for "urgent action". Part of that action was the visitation of Maynooth and the Irish College in Rome, by Cardinal Dolan.

    Rome got a clear out. Maynooth stayed untouched. WHY? Was Card. Dolan duped? Did he turn a blind eye and a deaf ear? Was his arm twisted?

    "Something is rotten in the State of Denmark".

    As regards Abp Martin - the fact that he is "barely tolerated" in Maynooth is shocking and it speaks volumes.

    They hate him because he stood up for victims of clerical sexual abuse, against the corrupt, soulless and cynical "clerical club", from which emanate these latest revelations of wickedness.

    Priest.

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    1. I'm told that Card Dolan wrote a damning report about Maynooth which was rejected and rebuffed by the Irish Bishops.

      Rome's problems were moved to Maynooth.

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    2. Dear Priest,

      Let Diarmuid Martin now show whether he has true mettle and for once and for all shut down a rotting seminary which is established in his own diocese.

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    3. The problem for Diarmuid is that he is only ONE of the Maynooth trustees and the others are opposed to him.

      While IN his diocese it is under the authority of the others too.

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    4. I believe Pat, because of the gravity of the situation, that Diarmuid Martin needs to request the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to intervene and shut Maynooth down.

      Young people are at risk in a religious institution in his diocese.

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    5. I detect the dripping claws of the "Wounded Healer" - and his courtesans - in all of this hideous mess!!

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    6. The "Wounded Healer" is more like a "Pernicious Protector"!

      What a fool of a man!

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    7. I would love to know which particularly twisted, cunning and perverse little cleric, made up the lie that Sean Brady is the "wounded healer".

      Who or what exactly did Brady ever "heal"?? The very notion of that bastard as the "wounded healer" is the most crass, studied, hateful, capricious insult that could ever be offered to all the hundreds of victims of Brendan Smyth and, indeed, to all survivors of clergy sex abuse.

      It was a sick mind that dreamt up the "wounded healer" lie and insult. I'm sure it was "high fives" all around the table. in Ara Coeli, when the "wounded healer" was concocted by some fawning minion of Brady's!

      No doubt he thought it was his finest hour! The clerical sound bite/buzz word of the century!

      Whoever he is, he certainly deserves a series of high fives..... in the face..... with a chair!

      Relative of Smyth survivor.

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    8. It wasn't just Brady, it was Benedict, too. Benny allowed pal Brady to continue in office. Brady had Benny's full support.

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  13. The Catholic Voice caused a stir last year about Maynooth. Why are they so quiet on this issue?

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    1. The Catholic Voice is currently conducting their own investigation I believe.

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    2. The Catholic Voice has been running articles about "Gaynooth" in every edition for the last two months.

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    3. Articles re Maynooth carried in Catholic Voice, Irish Catholic and other sources that go back to 2011/12. The report by Cardinal Dolan on behalf of Pope Benedict gave false hope that St Patrick's seminary might close. Who should be held accountable for the dire decision not to implement the closure? The bishops did have a lot of sway as always. Some good reviews in blogs on Association of Catholic Priests re Dolan's findings. Wonder would the same priests still think he was wrong and that his findings were unjust. Where was Diarmuid Martin et al when good seminarians were 'heaved' out of Maynooth for the very act of kneeling during the consecration of the mass, and generally wanting to follow the true teaching of the catholic church? Whilst it is evident that there is a very real and actively gay population in or related to Maynooth it now, I feel, casts another unfortunate slur on those men who are innocent of any wrongdoing and only want to be true disciples of the Lord.

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    4. I would like to suggest that any seminarian/s deemed UNSUITABLE to proceed mid 'training' by Maynooth Seminary formation team / or by diocesan Bishops in the last few years and who were 'heaved out', should be contacted immediately [possibly by the Archbishop of Dublin, or by the Papal Nuncio, or .... someone who is trustworthy! ] with a view to having the case/s examined by an independent body - IF the ex seminarian/s so choose/s. If the worst thing they ever did was to stand at the consecration, or spend too much time in the Adoration Chapel - praying!, or display independence of thought, or who generally wanted to follow the true teaching of the Catholic church, they're streets ahead of some candidates who WERE deemed suitable to proceed to Deaconite and Priesthood and who now have been seen [ by recent accounts ] to be incredibly unsuitable. 'Just a thought.

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  14. Pat, Ghandi's statement, “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win” can be applied perfectly to the boys in "Gaynooth" and the majority of Irish Bishops.

    Keep fighting, and Truth will finally prevail!

    God Bless.

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    1. I believe all that Gandhi said.

      On the Maynooth issue - "IT'S ON TO MOSCOW" .............

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  15. It is, indeed, astounding that the Irish media are keeping schtum about this unfolding saga for, most certainly, it is a hundred times worse than poor old Casey's doings.

    He was dishonest and a hypocrite. Gaynooth, however, by comparison, is "way out there".

    It certainly fuels the suspicion that highly-placed individuals, in the Irish Catholic Church, are compromised and that every conceivable, machiavellian, trick in the book, is being employed to keep this scandal out of the national and international papers.

    Can +Diarmuid grasp this nettle? Surely he has direct access to the most powerful men in Rome, including the Pope himself?

    Imagine if +Diarmuid issued the following:

    "Holy Father, your predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI ordered an apostolic visitation of the Irish College, Rome and Maynooth College, as part of an unprecedented intervention in the Irish Church, in the wake of scandals of clerical sexual abuse.

    With regard to the apostolic visitation of Maynooth, Cardinal Timothy's Dolan's damning report was suppressed, disregarded and ignored by the Irish bishops.

    This has led to continued abuses in Maynooth and has provoked what is now a major crisis. I request a direct intervention to regularise the situation in Maynooth College and canonical penalties be imposed on ALL those whose actions and activities have led to this appalling vista. Those who were complicit and negligent should also face penalties.

    Furthermore, Holy Father, I respectfully ask, that, in view of this latest scandal, you change the venue of the World Meeting of Families in 2018 to somewhere other than Dublin, Ireland.

    The Irish Church, at present, is no condition - spiritually, morally and pastorally - to have the honour of hosting this event".

    That would fairly well soften a few coughs and, if any of their lordships and their hangers-on suffer from constipation, well that would no longer be the case either!

    Does +Diarmuid have the metal? It's all very well to be "concerned" and to move his lads out. Gaynooth, at the end of the day, is in HIS DIOCESE!

    Observer,
    Co Roscommon.

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    1. The very idea of World Meeting of Families in Ireland turns my stomach!

      It will be another circus of grinning ecclesiastical clowns and theircheer-leaders, glad-handing each other, flashing and waving their pom poms, at rent-a-crowd!!

      It will be another detestable display and parade, by the usual jokers - most - if not all - of whom have created and/or are implicated/complicit, in the disasters being discussed on this website!

      Thoroughly fed-up and disgusted priest.

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    2. It would be some kick in the pants for them if what is left of "Catholic Ireland" decided to boycott the Meeting of Families and also to organise protests during it.

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    3. I, a priest, in Ireland, will not be promoting or encouraging any involvement, from my parishioners, in the World Family Days, in Dublin, in 2018, even if the Pope decides to come, which, I plead with him, not to !!!.

      I will ignore it. I encourage other priests to do the same and lift no collections for this fiasco.

      Maybe, in the year 3018 AD, Ireland will be ready for this event?

      Dublin priest.

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  16. Henry Nouwen's beautiful image and concept of the wounded healer has been forever sullied and desecrated, by being dishonestly and unfittingly applied, in so crass, self-serving and cynical a fashion, to a man like Sean Brady.

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  17. http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/seminarians-drank-had-girlfriends-priest-says-26049321.html

    The above link is to article in the Indo 14 YEARS AGO!!! Fr Joe Briody, back then, was highlighting the exact same misbehaviour - with women and men - being reported about Maynooth today!

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  18. A culture of drinking to excess.... Seminarians carrying condoms.... having girlfriends..... Others having "inappropriate relations with men" in Maynooth. Fr Joseph Briody, Raphoe diocese, writing about Maynooth in the Irish Catholic, 14 years ago and reported also in the Irish Independent!!

    The only difference would seem to be that the promiscuous heterosexuals are now outnumbered by the Grindr brigade.

    Sadly caught in the middle are the genuine boys and men who sincerely wish to serve God. They are being BETRAYED - and have been BETRAYED now for years - by the trustees of Maynooth College.

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  19. Pat, the bishops should be spiritual father's to their seminarians. It's very sad to see how many seminarians don't trust there Bishops and are even fearful of them.

    Its not just a seminary problem but also the lack of trust seminarians have in their bishops is another major issue.

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    1. These so-called "bishops" are "fathers", who sacrifice their "sons", to the whims, fetishes, attacks, solicitation, sexual harassment, experiments, prurient interests, fantasies and inquisitions, of perverts and sexual deviants.

      They are all presiding over Gaynooth - the current Irish Capital of Grindr. Some members of staff, some students of Gaynooth, and, maybe, even, some of the trustees, are the perpetrators of these evils and abuses.

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  20. Re Michael Voris and The Vortex https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/michael-voris-reveals-he-was-freed-from-homosexual-lifestyle-by-jesus-chris

    He was once a promiscuous homosexual himself but claims that Jesus "cured" him.

    Whatever about the validity of what he says about homosexuality in seminaries, he is an angry, doctrinaire and troubled man himself.

    He would ban anyone with "same sex attraction" from the seminary and priesthood. A very extreme position.

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    1. I agree with you about Michael Voris. I think he is in a self loathing state of denial.

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    2. Voris is gay? (Or, as he would identify these days, so-called 'ex-gay') Ha ha I've always wondered why he had such an angry bee in his bonnet about gays. Now I know.

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  21. Between sham kangaroo courts;seminarians being expelled for reporting sexual relationships between other seminarians; seminarians being accused of sending anonymous letters to Bishops; Fr David Marsden stepping down in disgust;good seminarians walking out in revulsion; Deacons and newly ordained Priests with Grindr accounts;1st year seminarians being harassed and propositioned by priests and deacons; Bishop Cullinan and Archbishop Martin pulling out their seminarians; 6 seminarians tendering their resignation - Maynooth is a veritable hellhole.

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    1. Agreed. Lets hope SOMEONE will do SOMETHING soon.

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    2. Succinctly said. You summed it all up in a few terse lines.

      The Bishops of this country are an absolute disgrace.

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  22. I have dissuaded two young men from going to Maynooth over the last 5 years. They are currently in formation with foreign religious orders.

    Thank God they didn't go to that evil place.

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  23. I would like to suggest that any seminarian/s who were deemed UNSUITABLE!! to proceed mid 'training' by Maynooth Seminary formation team / or by diocesan Bishop in the last few years should be contacted [possibly by the Archbishop of Dublin?] with a view to having the case/s examined by an independent body - IF the ex seminarian/s so choose/s. If the worst thing they ever did was to stand at the consecration, or spend too much time in the Adoration Chapel - praying!, or to be independent of mind, they're streets ahead of some candidates who were deemed suitable to proceed to Deaconite and Priesthood BUT who now appear to be incredibly unsuitable.

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    1. .... or even KNEEL during the Consecration !!

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  24. The Irish Bishops are a "thundering disgrace" - to borrow Paddy Donegan's term he used for President Cearbhall O Dalaigh when the President refused to sign the Emergency Powers Act, 1976.

    The Irish Bishops likewise fail time and time again to take action in the face of a mountain of evidence and human debris.

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  25. I have a question - Are the Maynooth Seminary formation team/s subject to any external assessment or oversight themselves? Probably not, but they SHOULD be. They are so involved in the seminarians' end of year assessments - reports, and yet I'll bet no one assesses THEIR ability, their powers of discernment, or indeed their integrity re. assessing seminarians from year to year!! And judging by some of the speculation / evidence re. some seminarians, deacons, priests, ... who are now under scrutiny [ people whom the formation team/s and the relevant bishops deemed as suitable for the Deaconite and for Priesthood, ... in recent years ] the judgement of the formation team/s and the Bishops does need to be seriously or even ROBUSTLY questioned, and investigated. ROBUSTLY seems to be a favourite word of church authorities in Ireland. I recall that when responding to questions about the allegations, [May 2016 ] Maynooth College President Msgr Hugh Connolly is reported to have '...insisted that robust procedures for addressing such claims are in place.' Maybe they are in place, but one would have to ask IF they were actually followed. Maybe the procedures weren't THAT robust after all. I'd be very, very doubtful that they were followed robustly!

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  26. I fully agree with the last comment. One screwed up individual got a very easy ride himself to be catapulted into such an august position of judging others fit or not for priesthood. In previous times he himself wouldn't have made it to even round one. What an endighment (sic) of current standards!

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  27. Pat have you approached Sunday life , Irish news , Spotlight ,the bbc investigative team.

    Quiet man

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  28. I find it strange the Irish times is staying so quiet. What about other media. What is UTV Ireland like these days

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    1. You forget that the Irish Times knew for years about Casey. It was only when church money was at issue that they finally felt they "had to" publish. Of course the very suspicion of actively gay priests is outrageously scandalous to massgoers as the Irish Times likes to call us for some time now but open gayness throughout Ireland is a flagship of the liberal agenda promoted by the Irish Times and others. They won't be outing the seminary gays any time soon - at least not until they are either persecuted or victorious. Then they will be heroes.

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    2. I have no problem with Seminary Gays as long as they are legal age and consentual same as so called straight folk. My issue is that they are not bullied or coerced and that they are not living the lye of compulsory celibacy. Permissive Society ethics to not extend to the Christian ethic. Couples are meant to be faithful to each other

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    3. I suggest it's a problem in itself that you do not have a problem with 'seminary gays'. Probably why Maynooth is in the state it's in! It's not a case of consent or not or of legal age. All seminarians & clergy are expected to be celibate. If they cannot be so then they should do the decent thing and return to secular life. We teach our youth about the dangers of permissiness all the way through to health implications of risky behaviours. So an attitude of 'it's fine to be a gay seminarian'or clergy & actively gay is NOT ok. To draw a parallel to heterosexual couples is deluded, absurd & offensive.

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    4. MBF Sorry you feel offended Do you find gay marriage offensive

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  29. What about 'The Irish Catholic', and 'Alive!'? Are they staying very, very quiet? Maybe not. 'Catholic Voice' was providing some coverage, but are the others? I'm not a regular reader of same. Someone might let us know where the Catholic newspapers stand re. keeping their readership informed of this developing situation. 'Alive!' readership : 250,000, The Irish Catholic readership: ?? 'Catholic Voice' readership:??

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    1. The 'Irish Catholic' had three editions with articles about the "anonymous letters" and Fr Marsden stepping down. It also reported that there was a "toxic atmosphere" in Maynooth. And remember that the 'Irish Catholic' is very influenced by the Bishops. I have not seen anything yet in the 'Alive' newspaper; however, 'Alive' is only released bi-monthly. Therefore, it would be far behind the others regarding breaking news.

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    2. Below are a number of articles written recently by the Irish Catholic, Catholic Voice and Daily Mail re Maynooth problems:

      http://irishcatholic.ie/article/it%E2%80%99s-time-church-recognise-importance-whistleblowers

      http://irishcatholic.ie/article/dynamically-orthodox-seminaries-attract-vocations-maynooth-one-those

      http://irishcatholic.ie/article/seminary-counsellor-resigns

      http://www.catholicvoice.ie/index.php/127-is-anyone-really-surprised-that-the-complaints-about-maynooth-are-anonymous

      http://irishcatholic.ie/article/bishops-rebel-over-maynooth-seminary-%E2%80%98heave%E2%80%99

      http://www.irishcatholic.ie/article/questions-raised-yet-again-about-maynooth

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2118359/Why-Irish-Church-fumigate-seminaries.html

      http://www.irishsalem.com/individuals/Politicians%20and%20Others/archbishop-martin/sinwithinchurch-17may10.php

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    3. Thanks to both contributors who answered question re. 'The Irish Catholic' and 'Alive!'

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