Monday, 25 July 2016

ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN

ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN


DIARMUID MARTIN
DIARMUID MARTIN is probably the best known of the Irish Catholic Bishops and is a frequent contributor to the media. 

Like a lot of public figures and people who appear in the media Diarmuid Martin is either LIKED or NOT LIKED. There is no in between. Nobody is neutral about him.

Journalists and media people like him because he is outspoken and honest. He does not hide behind platitudes or sound bites. He answers the questions he is asked and if he does not want to answer he says that.

Victims of church and clerical abuse like him because he has listened to them and has believed them. He has taken them seriously and has done his best for them here in Ireland and in Rome. 


EAMON WALSH - IN LIMBO?


A large number of the priests of Dublin archdiocese DO NOT like him. They seem to think that he is remote from them. They seem to think that he does not consent them enough. And many have not forgiven him for demanding the resignation of the two Dublin auxiliary bishops over the abuse scandal - Bishop Eamon Walsh and Bishop Raymond Field. Even though Diarmuid Martin asked them to tender their resignations to Rome - Rome refused to accept the resignations. So in effect Walsh and Field have been two lame duck bishops ever since. One wonders what they do with their time? Maybe they have taken up crocheting or knitting?


RAYOMD FIELD - IN LIMBO


The other Irish bishops do not like Diarmuid Martin. This is most on display when the bishops meet in Maynooth for their quarterly meetings. While their Graces and Lordships head for the Pugin Hall (or wherever) to wine and dine on the finest, Diarmuid takes a walk out to Maynooth village and has a bit of lunch in a local cafe. 

When asked about the bishops and Maynooth he is on record as saying: "I'm barely tolerated in there".

What a strange and sad thing to say - especially when you consider that Maynooth is actually in Diarmuid Martin's own archdiocese!

DIARMUID MARTIN AND MAYNOOTH:

This Blog recently announced that Diarmuid Martin was withdrawing his seminarians from Maynooth. And he is. But that is not a recent decision on his part. I believe that he has been concerned about Maynooth for a long time now and his decision to remove his seminarians is therefore not just a recent decision.

But it is an extremely wise decision. 

Maynooth seminary, like any institution run and inhabited by human beings, has had and increasingly has serious issues. 

I personally know a priest who is now in his 80's who used to sneak his girlfriend into Maynooth in the late 1950's and have sex with her in his room. At that time there seemed to be a healthy mix of heterosexual and homosexual students - and I think that the majority then were hetero.

But increasingly Maynooth, like the priesthood in general, has become a gay entity. In fact I would hazard a guess and say that heterosexual seminarians in Maynooth today are as scarce as hen's teeth. Most of the seminarians there today are "Friends of Dorothy". In fact if Dorothy went to visit Maynooth today she would receive a welcome normally reserved to popes and cardinals. 




Of course there is nothing wrong (in my view) of being a Friend of Dorothy. There is even nothing wrong with a Roman Catholic seminarian or priest being a Friend of Dorothy. 

But Roman Catholic seminarians and priests have ANOTHER BIG HURDLE to get over if they want to be SEXUALLY ACTIVE Friends of Dorothy. 

And that HURDLE is that the RC Church binds them to CHASTITY and to CELIBACY and they have promised to be both CHASTE and CELIBATE.

And then we have the problem that many Maynooth seminarians and priests have an app on their mobile phones called GRINDR.




An Irish bishop recently spoke to me about Grindr and called is a BODY HUNTING APP.

And he is right is he not? Grindr is not about looking for love. Grindr is about looking for no strings attached gay sex. 

Grindr is not about lonely people looking for affection and companionship. It is about a sexually aroused man looking for another sexually aroused man to have sex with.

Grindr is not about beginning a temporary or life journey with someone. Its about F*** AND GO. 

To me that is very different than a seminarian, a priest or even a lay man seeking love and companionship and being involved in a committed ONE TO ONE relationship with another person. And even though this second One To One is officially against Catholic Church teaching it is a totally different scenario to BODY HUNTING or about the promiscuous compulsion that sees other men as simple MEAT to be consumed!

Seminarians and priests on Grindr is no longer a ONE DIOCESE problem as we saw when Father Rory Coyle of Armagh was found on Grindr.


RORY COYLE - ON GRINDR
Why is Archbishop EAMON Martin leaving Father Rory Coyle's picture on the Armagh Parish website when he already gone away on a "time of reflection"?

Surely he does not plan to put Rory back in Armagh Parish???

After the Armagh Grindr shock we moved to a Grindr cleric in the Province of Munster



Sadly for Arcbishop Diarmuid the latest Grindr scandal priest - is a priest of Dublin - Father Chris Derwin - who in good faith Diarmuid ordained just 12 months ago having been assured by the Maynooth staff that he was suitable for ordination!


FR CHRIS DERWIN AFTER HIS ORDINATION  ON JUNE 3RD 2015

Archbishop Martin had appointed him curate of Balbriggan in North Dublin - but now has to move him again to ??????????

I spoke to Balbriggan parishioners this morning and they have been told that Father Derwin is being moved because he is "not getting on with the PP - Fr Eugene Taffe.


FR EUGENE TAFFE PP BALBRIGGAN


I was in seminary with Eugene Taffe and I always found him a pleasant and agreeable man. I would be amazed if he has become either a grumpy or difficult PP. 

Connaught has not being represented of Grindr yet.

HOW MANY IRISH PRIESTS AND MAYNOOTH SEMINARIANS ARE ACTUALLY ON GRINDR ?

I imagine that Diarmuid Martin is concerned about seminarians and priests being on Grindr. 


Are any of the other Irish bishops concerned about seminarians and priests being on Grindr?

If they are - they have not said so.

Maybe more cynical than me might ask the question: "Are these bishops themselkves compromised in such a way?

Before we rush to say - "Surely not" - let us remember Cardinal Keith O'Brien who had to step aside not so long ago over inappropriate behaviour with seminarians and priests.


KEITH O'BRIEN - IN PURGATORY?


As Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is removing his seminarians from Maynooth he will not have to be concerned about his own seminarians and the "Maynooth Syndrome".

But Maynooth is in his diocese. And before God he is the Father of the souls who are in Maynooth. In that sense he has vital, if not canonical, responsibility for them.

I expect he already is painfully aware of that - and I'm sure he will not be found wanting.   

I trust in his integrity.

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70 comments:

  1. Diarmuid Martin is not liked Pat because he is not an enabler or protector like the rest of the Episcopal Mafia. Phonsie Cullinan is also showing a desperately needed bit of backbone!

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    1. I agree with you. I also believe he is deeply concerned about Maynooth and his fellow bishops are protecting Maynooth from much needed action.

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    2. Maynooth needs to be closed and seminarians sent to other seminaries.

      Help us please.............

      Current Maynooth Seminarian.

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    3. Current Seminarian, we are at work for you. Pray for us and supply us with the evidence and information we need - anonymously if you are afraid. Pat.

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    4. Every decent seminarian should conduct a walk out in September.

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  2. Pat, the only thing that will force the other cowardly bishops to action is if you keep exposing Maynooth and its products - as you are already most ably doing.

    Fair play and God bless Pat.

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    1. I will. But I am not enjoying this task. It is painful and unpleasant. I wish there was another way.

      If anyone - even within the Church - can show me another way - I am waiting and listening....

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  3. Brady's malingering influence over Maynooth and the Irish Church..... the "Brady Bunch" need weeded out.

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  4. Pat, I can assure you before God that not all seminarians are gay or sexually active. Some of us take celibacy seriously and are commited to living the celibate life to which we believe the Lord is calling us to live.

    There are a few good seminarians in maynooth who are appaled and sickned by what's going on. I can assure you of that. We are sickned by curropt staff and we are sickned by evil seminarians who will do anything to cover up their sinful activities. Everyone knows who the gays are in maynooth, but they have the protection of the people in power. But we pat, trust in God, that he will one day bring justice for all those innocent seminarians who were either dismissed for proclaiming the truth or those seminarians who now have to return to maynooth because their bishops think maynooth is great. How sad all this is happening in our church. From a teareful seminarian who is trying his best to live a holy life alongside all this evil.

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    1. Seminarian, Thank you for your sincere and heartfelt comment and I BELIEVE you and TRUST you absolutely.

      I also feel so sad for you and your good fellow seminarians who are doing your very best.

      Not only WILL God sort this out. As we speak he is in the PROCESS of sorting it out.

      I want you to know that there is at least ONE bishop who is horrified about what is going on - and maybe one or two others. I do not think this. I KNOW it.

      As I said earlier you can help our efforts to cleanse Maynooth by giving us all the information, evidence and details you have - including names.

      You can do this anonymously if you wish.

      God is currently diving the wheat from the darnal.

      My thoughts and prayers,

      Pat

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    2. Chris Derwin is a former barman from Tramco Pub in Dublin.

      He also spent 2 years in MANCHESTER.

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  5. I am a parishioner from Balbriggan Pat. I think it is disgraceful that Fr Chris Derwin told the people of Balbriggan that he put in a proactive transfer request to Diarmuid Martin. Poor old Fr Eugene was getting the blame from everyone for not "getting along" with him.

    I am delighted that you have exposed another lying, sneaky little toerag Pat.

    God Bless.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I understand your anger. I am a bit uncomfortable with calling people "toerags". Just saying :-)

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  6. Fr Derwin named out every person killed in the tragic Orlando shootings in a homily after the attack. We all thought it was very strange that he chose to do this.

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    1. I know it was a gay massacre.

      But if you do this for Orlando - you have to do it for Paris, Nice and Munich as well.

      A "straight" life has the same value as a "gay" life.

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  7. How much more evidence do those blind bishops need to show that Maynooth's formation team are an utter disaster?

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    1. They already know this.

      But they seem unable to move or act.

      Is somebody "High Up" in The Irish Catholic Church compromised?

      Maybe if one card falls the House of Cards will come tumbling down ???

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  8. Fr Eugene Taffe is a good, hard-working honest priest. The previous curate in balbriggan left in suspicious circumstances. He left very quickly without saying goodbye.

    I hope the parishioners of balbriggan will now see that Fr Taffe has done no wrong. I hope to God that this Fr Derwin is sent for rehabilitation or told that the priesthood is not for him and that he should try out the gay scene.

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    1. By all accounts, the priesthood has become an extension of the gay scene.

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  9. I'd say that there are many of them compromised Pat...

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    1. The priesthood expert Father Donald Cozzens (author of The Changinbg Face of the Priesthood) says that 50% of priests are gay.

      As bishops are taken from the body of priests it would be logical enough to conclude that some 50% of bishops are gay.

      Of course being gay - and being actively gay - are two very different things.

      But it does give pause for thought.

      By doing nothing about Maynooth the Irish Bishops are undermining themselves and their own credibility - do you not think?

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  10. It was well known in the seminary that chris derwin was pro-gay and pro-Maynooth

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  11. I am delighted Pat that you have exposed this Fr Derwin, because in doing so you have exonerated a good priest in Fr Taffe.

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    1. It would appear that Fr Coyle, Fr Derwin and Deacon Jones are just the tip of the iceberg...

      I reckon you are going to be very busy in the months ahead Pat.

      How much longer can the bishops stand by Maynooth? How can these priests/deacons be carrying on like this without those in charge in Maynooth knowing / suspecting? And if they don't what oversight is there is place?

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    2. I hope I will not be busy. I hope that SOMEONE will do SOMETHING - sooner rather than later.

      This drip drip is very bad for the morale of everyone.

      Anyone out there listening ????????

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  12. Chris Derwin and Sean Jones were close friends in Maynooth.

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    1. aithníonn ciaróg ciaróg eile

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    2. One beetle recognises the other...

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  13. The Irish Bishops must be either most naive or corrupt

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    1. I can assure you they are not naive.

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  14. I remember him on campus. He was a very strange person. He was friendly with another gay student also from Dublin who had a reputation for taking an interest in seminarians who were half his age. He left a trail of destruction and fear behind him.

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    1. It was the other Dublin seminarian who "left a trail of destruction behind him"?

      Was he ordained?

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    2. The other gay student who left a trail of destruction was a partner to Chris Derwin until they broke up.

      I am supplying you with his name.

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    3. Got his name. Thank you. I will communicate what you told me to Archbishop Martin.

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    4. I note you say student and not seminarian? Are you describing a lay student?

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    5. Seminarian.

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  15. http://www.thejournal.ie/priest-tramco-2139952-Jun2015/

    Obviously the contributors to the Blog are correct.

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    1. Comment senders have named 2 Dublin men - a priest and seminarian - who / were are sexually active in Maynooth. I will refer this information, and more, to Diarmuid Martin.

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  16. Pat, in this blog you say of Diarmuid Martin that many priests [ and bishops too maybe?] 'have not forgiven him for demanding the resignation of the two Dublin auxiliary bishops'. What about the only bishop that had been named in the Murphy report that didn't tender his resignation although he WAS asked to - as far as I know. I wonder if he will follow D. M.'s good example this time 'round?

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  17. Pat, who is the other seminarian and priest from Dublin. What are there initials even. Former seminarian

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  18. Lets be sensible about this, there is no point in closing Maynooth and shifting all the students to Rome, that simply moves the problem elsewhere.

    We need to consider a how candidates for seminary are selected - what kind of assessment is undertaken to ensure that candidates have the emotional maturity to enter into seminary - to engage with preparation for the priesthood etc?

    We need to address the structures that in place for students while in seminary - how are they constructively challenged on their theological viewpoints, their lifestyle, their vision of priesthood.

    What structures exist to help students who are struggling with personal issues such as sexuality in a healthy way - and an honest way - without fear of being persecuted by staff or students for their honesty?

    What structures exist to help a body of students live together in a way that is mutually uplifting - from what I've read there appears to be a complete breakdown in the seminary community over the past year(s). Indeed I wonder if scores are being settled as names are being bandied about?

    Is there a 'safety value' some independent person or body to whom a student who is concerned about his own welfare or the actions of others can go?
    GP

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    1. Yuu make sense GP. Thats why Im being careful with names.

      But Maynooth is in MELTDOWN !!!

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    2. I'd be more bothered that gp sounds like many a member of a seminary formation team: the things he is talking about are exactly the pretexts used for abuse of seminarians but the actual problem is that the authorities know what is wrong but ignore it.

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  19. Interesting that you choose the term meltdown, a word that comes from nuclear reactors going wrong... but maybe a useful analogy??

    If the cooling system in the reactor fails then the heat builds up and the system goes into melt down.... I suppose my questions about Maynooth are about the ways that exist for cooling the reactors!
    GP

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    1. You hit the nail on the head GP. But the "owners" of the plant are not behaving as if they recognise the crisis.

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  20. Am I correct in saying that only 2 of the Dublin seminarians will be moved from Maynooth? (and that the others will be staying there? - I know some of the Dublin seminarians and they have not mentioned moving anywhere).

    Also, why will the 2 be moving?

    P.S. Keep up your work!

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    1. My understanding is that Diarmuid Martin is in the process of gradually moving ALL his seminarians from Maynooth.

      I do not know what stage that total withdrawal is at.

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    2. My understanding is that Diarmuid Martin is in the process of gradually moving ALL his seminarians from Maynooth.

      I do not know what stage that total withdrawal is at.

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  21. PS
    you've posted that picture of the semi-naked man AGAIN. I know some of your contributors find it titillating but there are plenty of other sites around where they can look at such images if they want... it really doesn't add anything to what is otherwise a serious discussion.
    GP

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    1. I am not facilitating titalation. Today is a summary of our THREE Grinders.

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  22. This is an absolutely hideous situation. I am aghast - words fail me.

    Do we want these "Grindr" men anywhere, next or near, our teenage boys and young men (those few that still participate in our parishes and come to Mass)?

    I would question the validity of the ordination of the man recently exposed in our Dublin diocese.

    The Archbishop should fast-track his dismissal from the clerical state, asap.

    It is extremely doubtful this individual, given his chosen lifestyle. was in a fit and worthy state to receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Surely his priestly ordination is null and void.

    If Bishop Ray Brown proceeds with the priestly ordination of "King Puck" then there are grounds to believe Ray is mentally ill and unfit to oversee the diocese of Kerry.

    Again, this individual needs dismissal from the clerical state and pronto!

    That the formation team in Maynooth College are overseeing these individuals - in their progress towards ordination - and their being inflicted upon the People of God - is a MONSTROUS SCANDAL!!!

    This vile evil of corruption has to be arrested and expunged. The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith need to be made fully aware, of the gathering storm, of further devastating scandal, soon to be unleashed on Irish Catholics!

    Archbishop Brown, this under YOUR WATCH AS NUNCIO!!! What are you doing??

    If these corrupted and corrupting men are being "protected", or are the "proteges" of some "high personage(s), in the Irish Church, that cancerous tumour also has to be EXCISED!!! And SOON!

    No disciple of Jesus Christ - never mind a Catholic priest - should be within a thousand miles of a vile meat market like "Grindr".

    Expose all of them and get them out of our Church and Christ's priesthood. Even if the number of priests in Ireland was halved or quartered, we would be better placed to serve God's Church, with men uninvolved in this morass of Evil.

    And Pat, you please be careful too and protect yourself. I hope you have good support. These individuals are evil and they have no consciences. They are wicked men who have hijacked the Church for their own diabolical purposes.

    Dublin priest.

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  23. It is very clear that Sean Brady has atrocious judgement. The Brady Bunch are central to this crisis.

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  24. Almighty God wants His people to have shepherds after His own Heart - not these abominations - who are worse than the hirelings the Lord Jesus warned us about in the Gospel of St John.

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  25. Diarmuid Martin is no different from the rest of the Bishops if he just moves this Priest to another Parish. He will be doing exactly what his cowardly predecessors did with the likes of Fr Brendan Smyth and all the other perverts. Fr Derwin tried to befriend underage men on Grindr - DOES DIARMUID MARTIN NOT UNDERSTAND THE RAMIFICATIONS OF KEEPING THIS MAN IN THE PRIESTHOOD? This Fr Derwin should never have been ordained in the first place.

    I am shell-shocked that Diarmuid Martin is acting in such a sclerotic and hesitant manner concerning Fr Derwin and the Dublin seminarians in Maynooth. And as you have already reported Pat, the Archbishop has also been told by a former Dublin seminarian that there are serious issues with some members of the seminary formation staff. These allegations have been corroborated by Maynooth's recent graduates such as Fr Derwin and the soon to be ordained Deacon Sean Jones.

    Gradually removing his seminarians from Maynooth is not decisive action from Archbishop Martin based on all the above. Leaving this Fr Derwin in situ is also gross negligence and cowardice on Martin's behalf. Failing to do anything based on information he received 7 years ago makes DM no different from his brothers in the Episcopacy.

    Maynooth has to be shut down Pat. The Seminary Council and a large part of the seminarian body need to be removed. The Bishops are like rabbits caught in the headlights. The Guards must conduct an investigation as soon as possible.

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  26. Fr Derwin and this Deacon from Kerry must be laicised immidiatly. If these allegations are true, then these men are dangerous and must be removed. Have the Irish Bishops learned anything from the recent scandals. All the staff in maynooth need to be removed and good and holy men need to be placed there. The Irish laity have had enough and we do not want priests who place themselves on grinder any where near us or our children. Something has to be done about this priest and Deacon. They make me sick.

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  27. On a spiritual level, the formators in Maynooth are making their seminarians "twice as fit for hell as they are". The Bishops don't seem to realize their terrifying responsibility before God, as He will be asking them to give an account of every faithful soul in their Diocese at their particular judgement.

    On a temporal level, it is essential that Maynooth be closed immediately before it destroys anymore young men. Many Bishops - including Diarmuid Martin - need to strongly consider their positions.

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  28. These scoundrels do not believe in God - never mind Hell, the Judgement, etc. They titter behind their perfumed nosegays at the faithful. They will, however, believe in Hell when they are roasting in it forever.

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    1. I think that is a bit unfair. I know these guys and I KNOW they believe in God. They're just very immature, and confused.

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    2. These guys will roast, pure evil they are.

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    3. Very immature and confused???

      They are causing havoc and they are bringing about ruination!!

      Yes, even the Devil believes in God - but Satan has no faith in God and does not love Him.

      Scripture says:"the demons believe and tremble" (James 2:19). The reprobates causing this scandal and mayhem don't even have the sense to tremble. AWAY WITH THEM¬

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    4. Unfortunately, the confused and immature formation staff in Maynooth are producing immature and confused Priests.

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    5. Confused and immature formation staff in Maynooth?? Immature still at 40, 50, 60?? I have a question - Are the 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 own ability, discernment, or indeed integrity to assess!! And judging by some of the seminarians, deacons, priests, ... who are now under scrutiny [ people whom the formation team/s and the relevant bishops deemed 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. 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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  29. Pat. When will the papers publish this?

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    1. This story is so big and goes to the very top that currently I believe there is a conspiracy of silence in the Irish media :-(

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    2. Have you been in contact with RTE, Irish Times, Irish Catholic?

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    3. The Irish Times - not interested !!!

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    4. Don't worry Pat. The media will soon have to look at this problem as the next Catholic clergy sexual scandal comes rushing down the tracks.

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  30. The gay subculture has been around over 30 years with trainee students going through the seminary to the final end of being ordained priests. Sexual activities is not the only occurence among many gay men in the seminary community but you have the communal of priests practising at the alter daily around the country that engage in sexual activities with other men. Many priests that I know of have formed discreet relationships with other men. I myself am currently in a relationship down the coutry with a priest for the past 23 years. Grindr has specifically being the target of this innocuous scandal. There are may priests on other sites to whom I have met of gaydar, caffmos, reacon, gaymaturedating, gaire etc. There are far more than what is initally thought of. I have also engaged of meeting practicing priests in the George who have commented that they are a man of the cloth to whom I have encounter wonderful sexual experience. What do you expect of these trainee / practice priests. They are of the nature of human being like everyone else. They have sexual needs. If the boundary restricts them to marriage, well then you can't have your loaf and eat it to expect that these priest cannot release their sexual desire when needed.

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