Wednesday, 21 September 2016



"BUSINESS AS USUAL" is the most appropriate expression for the terminally ill GAYNOOTH SEMINARY.

A few faces have changed. GORGEOUS is gone to Rome. KING PUCK is hanging around Kerry. Some new seminarians have arrived.

Some of the GRINDR seminarians have transferred their gay sex seeking accounts to sites like FABGUYS.COM.


"Perhaps I wasn't ready to go into the seminary however, I was accepted by my diocese after all the assessments. I gave up everything to follow what I still feel is a genuine calling. It was the proudest day of my life going through that door of that magnificent building on the last Sunday of September.

It didn't last though. 

After very difficult and probing formation meetings fuelled by mind games, I felt horrid. The dynamics within the house - the staunch traditionalists and the liberals - was challenging. Where did I sit? The bitching and gossiping was rife. Although I got on with most of the lads, my coping mechanism was to become withdrawn and isolated. Unless you pitched your tent in a particular camp, you were on your own. It wasn't a healthy environment then and I dread to think what it's like now. 

I felt so disheartened with the next generation of Ireland's priests that one bed time, I wanted to go to sleep and not to wake up. I took a huge dose of medication. Unfortunately, I woke up in the morning and plodded on. I didn't last much longer in the seminary. I wasn't expelled or anything and I'm able to go back. 

The embarrassment though of the perceived rejection is a burden. I've become more depressed and do struggle. I still feel called and pray that I can discern what God has planned for me - perhaps it is priesthood? 

All I wanted to do was become a humble priest to help people and serve the Lord in the best way I can. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough for the hierarchy in Maynooth".

After very difficult and probing formation meetings fuelled by mind games, I felt horrid. 

and was forced to declare my sexuality. I was made to come out as gay.


Is not that a horribly sad indictment of the place?

The cowardly, unprincipled, compromised Irish Catholic Bishops had a chance to do something decent a few weeks ago and they bottled it.

Maynooth should have been closed - at least temporarily - and a whole new regime put in place.

The Episcopal Goons had the opportunity to give the Old Maynooth a quick death.

Instead they have opted for a long lingering death for this dysfunctional and evil establishment.

It will now die a slow agonising death of more revelations, more scandals, more dysfunctionality....

.....And who knows - maybe a seminarian suicide or two? 

The world and its mother knows that Maynooth / Gaynooth is FINISHED!

Now, instead of giving it a quick, clean death....we must watch as it degenerates, decays and rots away.

That's sad - for the FEW good people who are caught up in its rottenness. 

A current seminarian has advised that the ones to watch just now - apart from the formation staff - are the seminarians from the Archdiocese of Armagh?

In the meantime please keep us informed on


A source close to Archbishop's House Dublin has informed us that Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has reappointed a priest who resigned after a scandal broke.

Father David Brough whom some priest's in Dublin speak of as "One of Diarmuid's Fair Haired Boys" had to step down and the PP of Rathmines after difficulties arose regarding another male.

Now, after some months in the wilderness Father Brough has appointed to Arklow Parish in County Wicklow.

This follows another controversial decision by Diarmuid to send Deacon Michael Gorgeous Byrne to Rome after the Maynooth Gay scandal.

People are still waiting to see what Diarmuid does with Father Chris Derwin of Balbriggan.

Some Dublin priests are of the opinion that Diarmuid Martin favours gay priests.

Dublin priests are also angry that Diarmuid Martin has abolished the clerical appointments committee in Dublin and has reserved all appointments to himself.

People are certainly asking at this stage what Diarmuid is at and what his thinking is.

I suppose that only time will tell.



"Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth".

(Horace Walpole)




  1. Business as usual in Maynooth....says it all. Lost for words

  2. Business indeed.eating meals and praying the Rosary together. LOL. Great Bonding time.

  3. What has happened to VAMA and the protests?

    1. VAMA is still running. Protests are being planned.

  4. The fact that the nuncio and his bishops are inhabiting a mindset completely detached from and at odds with not only the mainstream of Irish society, but even with the traditional and conservative backbone of the church in rural Ireland, has been well and truly highlighted by The Examiner newspaper's Farming Poll 2016. 83% call for optional celibacy. The farming community are generally conservative and careful in outlook I think and being wedded to the land have their feet literally on the ground and their views should be taken seriously.The nuncio was at the ploughing champions yesterday and when asked why women couldn't be priests just replied because it was tradition. That's like telling a child he can't do something because mammy or daddy says so without explaining why. The nuncio's answer just won't wash anymore- people are educated now and want to dialogue as adults and not be treated as children or ignorant peasants.The sad fact is we will soon lose all 'tradition' if the bishops asleep at the wheel don't wake up. Apart from faith, the church in rural ireland has a strong sociological function where many farmers who live isolated lives get to talk and chat after mass. That could all be lost within a generation or two.

    1. The nuncio's answer is like saying:

      You cannot drive a car because travelling by horse and trap is the tradition!

      It would answer the nuncio better to clean up the Irish episcopate, priesthood and Maynooth.

    2. The farming community like most are people of common sense. Nuncios answer is typical of an idiot. All this talk does not seem to provoke a response. In the words of fr Ted people are being told to fek off

    3. The Papal Nuncio is a corporate idiot, as are all nuncios. That's why they are appointed in the first place.

      Charles Brown, like AB D Martin, is also discourteous. I sent him and Martin an email some weeks ago; neither bothered even to acknowledge it, let alone reply.

    4. Forgot to add this: for the first millennium of Catholicism celibacy was NOT traditional: priests were permitted to marry.

      By Charles Brown's reasoning, then , celibacy should never have been made mandatory.

    5. The New York Times reporter Alina Tugend noticed that lately, people are much less likely to respond to emails from their friends and colleagues.

      She asked a bunch of people why.

      Some answers:

      We're not used to the pacing yet. Rutgers Business School professor Terri Kurtzberg says that while in audible conversations “it’s clear how long a silence should last before you need to respond. There’s no norm with digital communication."

      We want to say no to a favor asked, but feel guilty. “I want to say ‘no,’ but feel that the right thing is to say ‘yes,’ so I am frozen and then I plan on going back to the e-mail to draft a reply, but it gets buried. Then I feel even worse for not replying and put it off again. It’s not nice to leave people hanging, but I do.”

      It's easier. “If people send me a message that I don’t want to deal with, it’s easier not to respond. At this stage, there are so many requests from my children, I can’t deal with requests from adults.”

      Not replying sends a message. “Recently, a nanny asked me for a job reference. I don’t think the nanny deserves the reference. I thought about responding, but didn’t. To me, it’s easier not to say something.”

      “No response is the new no.”

      We mean to write a thoughtful response, but never find the time. “Sometimes, I don’t answer because I don’t have time to give the response I think is deserved, so I put it off until later, then forget and the message winds up being that I didn’t care enough to respond, when, in fact, I cared too much."

      Replying will just result in more email. “Replying to e-mail is like slaying the Hydra. Once you answer one, it often generates a flurry of more e-mails.”

    6. That may all be true. But at least Brown and Martin should have acknowledged MC's email and said they did not have time for further engagement?

    7. Todays innovation is tomorrows tradition?

    8. As a matter of interest magna, was Jesus of Nazareth celibate?

    9. I think the NT would have mentioned Jesus' wife! 2000 years of at radiation attest Jesus celibate.

    10. 17:11, what is your point? As I've already said, celibacy was not mandatory for the first millennium . If Jesus had insisted upon it, don't you think that situation would have been reversed? The fact that it wasn't suggests that JC insisted no such thing.

    11. We know NOTHING of Jesus' sexuality.

      As St John says of his gospel: "If everything Jesus said (and did) the world itself could not hold the books".

      Jewish practised Jewish morality - not RC morality.

    12. Future nuncios spend up to four years in the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome learning the delicate art of diplomacy. Not answering correspondence is hardly worthy of that significant investment of time, energy and money.

    13. Jewish sexual morality was/is very strict. Catholic-Christian morality is based upon it - the Decalogue!!

    14. We know all we need to know about Our Lord's "sexuality" from His teaching in the Sermon on the Mount!

    15. At magna, my point was actually a question. Perhaps you may be able to discern the difference. A question is typically followed by a queston mark e.g. '?'. It is not a point.
      My question quite simply is was Jesus celibate?

    16. No, 0907, you weren't asking a question, but making a point in the form of rhetorical question.

      By the way, there is only one interrogative punctuation mark (?). You wrongly expressed it as an example of such.

    17. Yes magna I am aware of your paltry attempts at deflection. It was not a rhetorical question. It was a question. And yes it is possible to convey a question in various forms, however the chosen format was '?'. Again, the non-rhetorical question is 'was Jesus celibate?'

    18. Okay, 14:23, I'll take your question at face value. I don't know whether Jesus was celibate. According to ecclesial tradition, he was. But I personally do not know.

    19. Lovely, that's all I wanted to know.

  5. Jesus never said Im God. He worked out his destiny with a human mind like ours. Trinity comes more from tradition than scripture

    1. I don't want to get into controversy or argument with the other posters who contribute so much to the blog but as a regular Bible reader I would like to make the point -just briefly --- that Jesus both said and proved that He was God on many occasions and there are references in Gospels of Matthew (Chap.16), Mark(Chap.8)and I think around Chap,9 of Luke. He said " I and the Father are One --" and at one point had a robust discussion with His apostles which included the question "---But who do YOU say that I am?--" The apostle Peter answered the question with some conviction. It is also noteworthy that the principal evidence given at the trial before Jesus' death even by his enemies was that He should die because He had claimed Divinity ---"This man has blasphemed --"etc
      I felt it was important that someone said this, but I don't wish to get into argument.

    2. The vast majority of 'Scripture Alone' Christians believe in the Trinity. Why do you think that this is so? Maybe because, apart from tradition, it can be inferred from Scripture. Tradition cannot just be dismissed, it is the divinely inspired interpretation of Scripture which has been reserved to the Church that Jesus founded and reliant on His word about the reliability of that Church. Seriously, if you can't recite the Creeds in good faith, why not shop around for a 'church' that agrees with you or doesn't care what you believe, the Unitarians sound a likely fit for your view on the Trinity and will let you believe whatever other heresy that enters your head.

    3. If we keep with tradition and Brown we are going to run out of male priests very soon
      I do believe that God is telling us to get a grip and make other arrangements for clerical ministry.

    4. Sorry Sean Page but that statement of yours at 19:11 is pure drivel.

      The Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, Jesus of Nazareth, has a Divine - as well as a Human - Nature.

      These two Natures of God's Dear Son were/are not separated from each other. They are united, forever, in His Mind, Heart, Body and Spirit.

      You and I will NEVER know what He knew and knows.

      He is Omniscient. We are finite beings dependant, utterly and forever, upon His Mercy, Love and Grace.

  6. The only person who didn't answer an email I sent was Convery( sp) the housing minister.
    Obviougly he isn't interested in houses for the homeless
    other than in Dublin

    1. Suggestion - A well known English journalist recently said that he almost never answers emails from the public but always answers letters. He said that emails are numerous, often rants and seem usually to have been 'knocked off' in a minute or two without thought, whereas letters usually appear to present well considered points and the sender has, at least, gone to a little trouble (printing, postage, posting) that indicate a genuine interest in the subject at hand.

  7. Pat, what about young Michael Deegan's abuse and suicide in Thurles and reporting to the Garda?

    What about the woman who alleged she was raped by D&C priests (blog April 28th)? You said you were going to the Police.

    Any developments on these cases?