Tuesday, 14 March 2017

BISHOP EAMON CASEY

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EAMON CASEY AND HIS SON PETER
EAMON CASEY IS DEAD. HIS DEATH AND THE PUBLICITY SURROUNDING IT IS EMBARRASSING FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. BISHOPS WILL BE ASKING THEMSELVES: "SHOULD I GO TO HIS FUNERAL"?

While it is true that his "sin" was not as bad as child sexual abuse - on indeed the burying of dead children in septic tanks - we need to be realistic about what he did. 

1. HE WAS A HYPOCRITE:

On the one hand he was theologically conservative and was hard on any of his priests who erred. On the other hand he thought that he could have sex and father a child in secret and get on with his life as a Catholic bishop.


CASEY CONDEMNED FATHERS FOR NOT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR CHILDREN !!!!!

IRISH INDEPENDENT 15.3.2017



In 1974 Bishop Casey chaired a Dublin meeting of Cherish, a support organisation for unmarried mothers. Commending the women, he bitterly castigated fathers who failed to recognise their responsibility to their children. Unknown to his audience, his own unacknowledged son had just been born, the issue of a clandestine affair with Annie Murphy, a 26-year-old American divorcee.


2. HE WAS A THIEF:

In order to cover up his private life Casey took money from diocesan funds - money donated by ordinary people for church good works and he paid that money over to Annie and Peter Murphy in order to buy their silence and cover his own tracks. We are told that this money was paid back by "donors"? It should not have been taken in the first place. 

3. HE DENIED HIS CHILD:

For a long time Casey refused to recognise Peter as his child. He also worked with the nuns to put pressure on Annie Murphy to have Peter adopted. 

4. HE ABUSED ANNIE MURPHY:

Annie Murphy had just gone through a nasty divorce and was 24. Casey took her to Ireland and promised that he would "heal" her. Instead at 46 when he was old enough to be her Dad he took her to bed. 

5. HE WAS A COWARD:

When he was found out he could have manned up, admitted his mistake and vowed to take care of his child and the woman he had impregnated. 

Instead with the connivance of his Roman Masters he took a Aer Lingus flight to the USA where he hid for 6 months in a monastery and then headed to remote South America. 


THE ONE GOOD THING HE DID:

Eamon Casey did one good thing for Ireland. He showed dramatically that the Irish clergy were not the saints they pretended to be.

His fall from grace was the beginning of the downward spiral of the Irish Roman Catholic Church. Since then they have continued to spiral downwards with their child abuse, Magdalen Laundries, Gaynooth and the Tuam Baby burials.

He will be remembered for removing the corner stone of the Roman Catholic Empire in Ireland thereby weakening the whole structure and causing stone after stone to come loose, crumble and collapse.


We cannot and do not need to judge Eamon Casey's soul. God has already done that. 

But we can remember him as the man who lit the fuse that has caused the Roman Church to explode, implode etc.

O FELIX CULPA.

O HAPPY FAULT.


CASEY - OTHER WOMEN ?  OTHER CHILDREN ?



ANNIE MURPHY





Ms Murphy, a distant relative of the Bishop, had been sent to Ireland in the spring of 1973 to help her recover from a disastrous marriage and a miscarriage. 

In her book ‘Forbidden Fruit’, co-authored with the former Jesuit Peter de Rosa in 1993, she offered a lurid account of her relationship with the bishop, who, she said, had tried to browbeat her into having the child adopted to conceal the affair. 

She also suggested that he might have had other affairs. Describing his boudoir technique, she remarked: “He was a goddamn bishop. Where had he learnt all this?”

38 comments:

  1. Think I've read as many comments about him as I need to
    Would love to see Gaybo's interview with Annie again, as apparently he wasn't nice to her
    I did see it at the time but didn't pick up on the bad vibes
    She was well able for gabo it seems.

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    1. Actually she wasn't well able for him. The audience tore her story apart. Poor lady. It's on YouTube

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  2. Did see cardinal Daly being interviewed then and fair play to him,he came across good...maybe you had already taught him the lesson by then

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    1. Daly was involved in "damage limitation"

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  3. May the light of heaven shine on him. He did many a good deed for the homeless in England. Lovely stories on Facebook about him today. He had his faults but he was only a man. God rest you bishop Casey.

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    1. I met him when he came back for Christmas in around 2004/2005. I found him to be tired, kind, old, praying a lot, and thought he had an underlying sadness. Yes he rocked the boat but it was a very unstable boat that needed rocking. Whatever sin us humans considered him to have committed it wasn't the greatest sin.. And he was repentant and who are we to judge the sins of others. As has been already said he did a huge amount of good for the homeless in London, the work of which goes on today, and his time in the missions. There are far greater bad deeds being done in the name of The Church today.

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    2. Did he have a daughter in the South of England? I'm told he had?

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    3. He was also a liar and a common thief.

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  4. North West Radio Sligo asked me to comment on Casey. I checked online. Galway Bay Fm commented on the good he did. i believe he was hard on his priests. At this stage what Casey did good and bad cant be undone. The disappear quick tactic does not work and has been unmasked as a church tactic. I believe we need to look at Casey and many who came before and after as a phenomenon of social evolution of the human conscience. This does not dismiss the wrong done or accountability for the same. Two strands have become visible over the years. 1 the official church line where everything is ok and nothing ever changes. Under the surface clergy and people struggle internally and the result is clergy struggle with relationships and sexuality, the marriage forever picture is proven not to work for many, confession becomes irrelevant and sadly the church tries to continue as if nothing ever happened. Issues within and outside the clergy are not appropriately identified or addressed. The result is enormous hurt and damage. The weeds grow and choke the good wheat to quote the Gospel Story. People fall silent and go their own way. Many perhaps afraid or unwilling or unable to speak. Hierarchy hides behind the altar in a hope it will all go away. The way forward I believe is a social study of the church v society struggle in recent years. Honesty and trust on all sides. Believe in the power of the Gospel to heal and grow. Perhaps as Casey is interred in Galway Cathedral a step in the right direction would be to give those Tuam Babies who are near to the heart of God appropriate burial and dignity which sadly they never knew on Irish soil so far

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  5. Eamon Casey ministered in Slough which is West of London but Slough is in the Diocese of Northampton not Westminster as some national papers have misquoted today. There are many stories connected with Casey when he ministered in England. We had the speeding and drink driving incident on his way back to Slough after returning from a boozey luncheon in London. The Met Police proved less lenient than the Gardai. Christy Moore sang a song about that incident entitled 'Casey Casey'.

    Yes it's a well known fact in certain circles that Casey fathered a daughter on the South Coast of England, he paid her University fees. That's not to mention the many other women he had sexual liasions with, one was quoted as saying, " He is quite experienced in the bedroom department". Some English Bishops were glad to see the back of him because of the reputation he had with women.

    Retired PP, England.

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    1. When I met Annie Murphy on the Kelly Show on UTV she said that in bed he behaved like "a very experienced lover"?

      Like Michael Cleary I believe there was more than one women.

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    2. "... That's not to mention the many other women he had sexual liaisons with"

      And all the prostitutes, of course, paid for from church funds also no doubt.

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  6. Maybe the daughter will turn up at the funeral
    That should make for further craic

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    1. Maybe his daughters and sons will turn up ???

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    2. Was his conscience so delicate that he couldm't bring himself to use a condom?

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  7. "When the dear old Pope he came to Ireland way back in that holy time. Eamon Casey and Michael Cleary served the Mass and poured the wine. Two jockey boys they'd ride for Ireland whilst preaching us morality, sure God love them their only human, Annie Murphy might not agree".

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    1. ... they'd all the sausage jockeys nowadays.

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  8. I spoke with a Waterford Priest friend this evening. He said when Phonsie was asked today about attending Eamon's funeral he said, "I wouldn't be seen dead at it". Has this man got anything about Christianity about him? Eamon Casey was not dismissed from the Clerical state, he was not laicised or suspended and he was not excommunicated for having sex with a woman and fathering a child. He took thousands of punts from Church resources to pay his lover and was he ever refused Holy Communion? NO. He will also be given a public Funeral in a Cathedral and a final resting place in a crypt. This is in contrast to your treatment by Bishop Culinan by him refusing you Holy Communion. The double standards is sickening. Just heard Eamon Martin is now not attending the Funeral as he seems to have enough trouble in his own backyard.

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  9. 21.28 Final resting place in a Crypt? Have you got that right or are you having a complete laugh? If that is true then it's obscene to be burying this out and out total hypocrite in a crypt. How were the Tuam babies buried? Did they get a decent burial plot let alone a Crypt? This is just so sick that I can't actually believe the people in Ireland are tolerating this. You deserve all you get in relation to the Church.

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    1. 22:00, 'the people in Ireland'? You surely meant 'the f**k*n' moronic sheep in Ireland'. No wonder Northern Unionists laugh themselves to sleep at night.

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  10. So Magna
    Are you saying The North unionists are not the'people of ireland'?
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    1. Northern Unionists are quite capable of defining themselves in relation to the island of Ireland. Why not ask them?

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  11. How come you do not use the same language - saint, sinner; sinner saint that you people apply to yourselves when responding to your own public sins and disgrace! Hypocrites you all are!

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  12. Magna, you are the one making a difference ... Not me

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    1. No, I made no difference. I just respect people's right to define themselves as THEY choose rather than insisting that they accept whatever definition I prefer.

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  13. 10 .37
    Well now that post is a clear as mud

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  14. I think Pat must have went to Caseys funeral

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    1. Grammar! "must have GONE" please.

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  15. I saw Pat today and he was in Salthill. Perhaps he will be doing a Phonsie on John Kirby? Watch this space.

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  16. Security has been organised for the funeral in Galway. It's sad that you Buckley won't get inside the Cathedral let alone gain access to Holy Communion. They have learnt the lesson from Phonsie in Tramore, your nothing but a tramp Buckley, a cancerous sore and a wound on the body of Christ.

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    1. I bet you feel better after that little, self-righteous rant.

      I bet you harrumphed after it, too.

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  17. Bishop Pat thank you for your blog which, I know for a fact, is widely read by priests near and far. I know of some of my colleagues who cant wait for your next posting! All in all it is a very welcome source of information and comment about the state we are in. Just one point I would make; the disproportionate amount of space that seems to be given to the opinions of Magna Carta [sic] who seems to be taking over the Comments pages, and presenting as an arbiter and interpreter of what you say. I have no idea who this person is (due to the harshness of the tone, I know its not you bishop, or anyone close to you) but the comments are awful. This person is a great example of the old adage: "a little learning is a dangerous thing", or better still: "empty vessels make the most noise." Noise, I say, not intelligent, well-argued positions. Bishop Pat can I appeal to you to limit this persons postings? I know it goes against the grain, but this persons "contributions" [sic] are turning a lot of your most devoted followers off. We used to have the same problem with the rantings of Sean Page (whoever the hell he is) but that seems to have ease itself with time. Ocum's Razor please for Magna Carta [sic].

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    1. Well you could google Sean, lots of information out there.
      I post much more often than Magna and even took him to task yesterday.
      Now if I put a pseudo name on here I would slated as often I act the devils advocate So I can cause replys
      And I'm a woman and very loose with my grammar...think at my time of life grammar is of no importance to me whatsoever.
      SO There !!!!!!!!!!


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  18. 8.03 Whoever the hell he is in his humble opinion does not rant. In your attempt to be balanced you present with bias. I'm sure whoever the hell you are -anonymous-you are a person of dignity which is more than you said about me or indeed MC

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  19. Many of us heartily agree with you @8,03. It all gets so weary and predictable.. and sometimes downright offensive and nasty.

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  20. 10.58.Goes to show... Doesn't it. ..

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  21. As a child Bishop Casey was after around my parents house in Slough. He was a jolly man full of laughter and was involved in 'Shelter' which was an organisation for the homeless. I have met many priest's in my life and Bishop Casey was top drawer. To mention him in the same sentence of those low life child abusers is disingenuous and plain wrong. Remember Bishop Buckley about 'He who casts the first stone'.

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