Sunday, 1 October 2017

WHO WILL REPLACE DM IN DUBLIN?

DM WITH GORGEOUS


The Vatican and the Irish papal nuncio have begun to plan for Diarmuid Martin's retirement and to finding his replacement.

As part of this, they will go through the motions of consulting the Dublin clergy. However, we all know that this is only ticking a box. The opinions and desires of the Dublin priests will not matter a jot to Rome.

They will ask Dermo what he thinks too. But Dermo will have no veto. Although it is said that he has a personal favorite in Bishop Paul Tighe - a Dublin priest who works in the Vatican. Dermo has been pushing his name forward with his contacts in Rome. Tighe is an expert on media and communications. Does Dublin really need another media and PR man? Surely not? Dublin needs a real pastor who will work at restoring the morale of its priests which sank to an all-time low under DM.

Or will Rome promote one of the current Irish bishops to Dublin? \sadly the current Irish bishops are a sad lot.

You have Doran (a former Dublin priest) in Sligo who distinguished himself during the same-sex marriage debate by comparing homosexuality to Downs Syndrome! The Sligo people I talk to regard him as a bearded irrelevancy. 


KEVIN "GAY = DOWNS SYNDROME" DORAN


You have Ous Dei minded Phonsie in Waterford who distinguished himself recently by making a fool of himself over the cervical cancer vaccine.


PNONSIE "NO VACCINES" CULLINAN


You have Noel Treanor in Down and Connor who fought with Ian Elliott of the child protection body and who renovated his palace at an undisclosed cost of between 1 and 4 million.


NOEL "NEVER AT HOME" TREANOR


You have Ray Brown in Kerry who is still sheltering King Puck at his cathedral in Killarney.


RAY " FREE KING PUCK" BROWNE


You have "ONE OF THE LADS" "CALL ME DENNIS" Nulty from Kildare and Leighlin.


DENIS "THE LAD" NULTY


You have Fintan "Lugs" Monahan in Killaloe who caused major controversy by imposing a priest as principal on his diocesan secondary college.


FINTAN "LUGS" MONAHAN


You have McKeown in Derry who gave off about wedding receptions at Knock recently and who has resorted to the old tack of shifting problem priests from parish to parish - not to mention all his "disappeared" priests.  


DONAL "HYGIENE" MC KEOWN


You have poor Amy in Armagh who has presided over the Rory Coyle and Eamon McCamley indecent exposure issues and who is getting to the point of having more priests in sex clinics in America than he has in many parishes - not to mention having priest's daughters speak at their father's funerals.


AMY "ME MAMMY" MARTIN


I'm afraid that Rome has not too many bishops worth thinking about shifting to Dublin. Although they could send Leahy of Limerick (a former Dublin priest). Having said that he has not exactly set "Stab City" on fire with his ministry.

For an organization with such a long history and with so many resources at its disposal, the Roman Catholic Church has not produced too many good leaders! Is that any wonder when they were  "formed" them in places like Gaynooth?



Of course, in every race there are the dark horses:

- The bearded Jesuit late of Raphoe?

- Some relatively unknown monsignor or priest from the Curia.

- A religious order man - JC McQuaid was a Holy Ghost when appointed in 1940. Of course, he had the backing of his friend Eamon De Valera.

- A really dark horse - a priest of Dublin diocese?

We can be quite certain of one thing. Whoever is appointed will be a "yes" man and a safe pair of hands.

He will be irrelevant in 21 st Century Ireland who has called TIME on the Catholic Church and its influence.

He will be an uninteresting little "Napoleon" who will lead his decreasing number of  "marche a terre" (foot sloggers) towards their Waterloo.

















100 comments:

  1. My money is on the limp handed Noel who loves to spend the money on himself of course.
    I saying that I have no more won a simple raffle in my life let alone an argument with the +Noel, so maybe I should roll my dice a different way.
    It certainly will not be the new boy on the block his oils are too wet as yet and he's just thrilled to be talking tge Irish than helping the poor Dubliners get back on their feet.
    No if I loose my bet on Noel it will be some other grease monkey. Noels been high flying with his appointment of a woman to the head of his Living Church project, after all the preivous incumbent was made a Bishop.

    Maybe Frankie is knocking back a few Vat 19s and pondering, "who is going to put on a good show for me when he visits"

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    1. Noel burned his bridges when he attacked Ian Elliott the child protection man. That cost him Armagh.

      DM will still be in place when (if) Frank visits.

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    2. Pope Francis will visit (DV)

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    3. Pope Francis will visit (DM).

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    4. Noel would give anything to go back to Brussels or to get a soft job in Rome. As he spent most of his priestly life at a desk, far from the smell of the sheep, Down & Connor was supposed to be just an apprenticeship ahead of Armagh and the red hat.

      But as you say, the spat with Ian Elliot marked Noel's card. He lives now in palatial splendour, alone and his distaste for his diocese and clergy is reciprocated in full measure. Belfast was never on Noel's chosen career path.

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  2. I think it will be Leahy from Limerick or will they move O Reilly from Cashel & Emily.

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    1. O Reilly was already moved once. You may be right about Leahy.

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    2. Stop,,! - stop. the incessant guessing re/the bishop--It's doing our heads in! When it happens, it happens and so why not just wait and see....

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    3. People are interested in church politics.

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  3. What a line up. Sounds like the the cast of a show on the comedy channel. By the way when is that show that you were in on

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    1. Have not heard yet.

      But Jim Jeffries is coming to Dublin for a gig.

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    2. You were mad to trust Jeffries... Anyone who speaks to him is then fair game for his snide remarks and filthy jokes. You were warned.... When you lie down with dogs you catch fleas....

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  4. What about Mgr Ciaran O'Carroll in the Irish College? Mgr Paul Tight would certainly give him his backing. He has done on many occasions!!! They like to visit the mountians outside Rome for weekends.

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    1. O Carroll is a Dublin priest and did look after Gorgeous for DM.

      Personally I think O Carroll could get Meath and Tithe get Dublin.

      Then they could visit Irish mountains together.

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  5. *****

    Last night I mistakingly published an anonymous comment about MB that the writer asked me not to publish. I apologise.

    My email address is bishopbuckley1@outlook.com

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  6. Bishop Pat, is MB gone or is DM hiding him with intent (ordination)? As a Dublin parishioner who contributes generously to all collections I think I am entitled to know. I have also contributed generously for many years to St. Josephs Young Priests Society. I feel I am being taken for granted by Archbishop Martin.

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    1. Yes you are being taken for granted as are the Dublin priests, your fellow parishioners and the Catholic publin in general.

      DM should make a brief statement without going into detail.

      Something like: "Deacon Michael Byrne has decided not to continue his studies for priesthood. We wish him well and keep him in our prayers".

      I think the problem is that MB has a lot of damaging information and DM is trying to keep him sweet.

      That will only work for so long as many other cases show.

      Maybe DM is keeping him sweet for DM's remaining 2/3 years in Dublin?

      He does not care if the s.... hits the fan after that!

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  7. Michael Jack could make a lot of money from kissing and telling. If he wrote a book it would be a number one bestseller. Dublin PP.

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    1. I agree. He could call it JACK OUT OF THE BOX.

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    2. Pat, if he wanted would you help him write the book?

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    3. Would u show the bare ass and all those secret pictures ?

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    4. I have refrained from publishing explicit pictures in this and other cases.

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    5. Does DM have any of MB's explicit pics?

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    6. That's good Pat that you do not publish all these pictures and it would need a very good reason for you to do so. Dublin PP.

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    7. I would hope people would have better taste but probably not..

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  8. I think such a book would make a very successful film too. You would have a walk on role Pat lol.

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  9. DUBLINS BURNING.

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  10. As I said earlier I can't even win a simple raffle let alone an argument but here's my outside runner possibility.

    We first of all if we consider the entrance requirements and I believe my rank outsider has them all. It's none other than our very own defender of the faith +Bishop of Larne and the underdogs +Patrick Buckley.
    Now don't laugh ask yourself the question "why not"

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    1. You are as likely to be offered that job as I am :-)

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    2. Because,even in these deleted times, the Church prefers to install a new bishop who is still actually a bona fide member of the Church!

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    3. Sorry - - that should read "in these depleted times"

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  11. Och now don't be humble you'd be better at it than I would and most of the current runners in the field.

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  12. Just heard that Phonsie had to come down off his high horse and apologize for his ignorance

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  13. If Dublin was to get one of their own priests as AB. Who would be in with a shout?. Liam Rigney.

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    1. The last time that happened was Dermot Ryan. Was that good or bad.

      I was in Clonliffe at the time and was his man servant for the whole day on the day of his installation in Dublin.

      I found him cold and arrogant?

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  14. Pat, I am trying to comment but each time I press 'Publish' the message disappears?

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    1. Sorry. If you want email your comment and tell me if you want to publish it as anonymous and I will do that for you without any email address. bishopbuckley1@outlook.com

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    2. 14:02, try clicking on 'preview' first. Wait a while until the preview box appears and then, if you're satisfied with what you've typed, click on 'publish'.

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    3. Clear browsing history by Ctl+H.

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  15. Long before the new Dublin appointment there's six other dioceses waiting on a bishop. Clonfert, Cork & Meath each have a bishop who's either 77 or 78! A farcical situation. Why the delay? If they can't get any diocesan clergy to take on the role then why not stuff the hierarchy with Jesuits........Alan Mc Guckian is a great choice for Raphoe.
    Then there's Clogher, Galway & Ossory waiting also. Word on the ground is that Clogher is already sewn up for Joe Mc Guinness the diocesan administrator. The internal leadership, comprising the two retired bishops and the two VG's along with an elderly monsignor who still thinks he's in charge, are storming Rome to get their man Mc Guinness into the palace! It'll all end in tears.

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    1. Joe McGuinness will love moving into the palace in Monaghan, which comes equipped with a wine cellar and a billiards room.

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    2. Who is the elderly monsignor? Sean "money mad" Cahill?

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    3. Joe McGuinness is the coldest, most arrogant careerist in Clogher diocese, even worse than Peter ('let me curtsy deeply, Your Majesty') O'Reilly and La (Napoleon) Flynn.

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    4. Micro dioceses such as Clonfert should be merged with a neighbouring one, as happened a long time ago with Galway Kilmacdua and Kilfenora, Cork and Ross, Down and Connor, and Cashel and Emly. Saves on the cost of palaces, fancy outfits, secretaries, man servants and jollies to Rome, Fatima and Lourdes.

      While I'm on here, Pat, may I mention that I worked on Lough Derg at the same time as that cold fish Joe McGuinness who is being pushed for the Clogher palace.

      It might interest your readers that in all my years working on Lough Derg the only bishop who ever did the pilgrimage was Joe Duffy. He kinda had to as Lough Derg is in Clogher diocese. None of the other episcopal luminaries, including Cackle Daly, ever set a bare foot on the place.

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  16. PHONSIE APOLOGISES FOR HIS REMARKS ABOUT VACCINE:

    The Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Phonsie Cullinan, has retracted his criticism of the HPV vaccine over the past week and apologised for his “poor judgement”.

    In an abrupt u-turn, Bishop Cullinan said he was sorry if any woman felt he was slurring their integrity with his remarks on promiscuity among young people.

    He described as bad judgement his attacks on the vaccine, when he claimed it was “lulling” young girls into promiscuity. “That was an error of judgement. It was far too simplistic a way of looking at it,” he said.

    His apology was delivered in an interview on the WLRFM Deise Live programme on Monday, and reiterated in a statement issued afterwards by the Catholic Communications Office.

    A debate was still needed on the issue of sexuality and young people, he told the Waterford radio station. There had to be a “better way” of bringing happiness and peace to young people and this involved doing “what is right and good”.

    Bishop Cullinan said he chose the “wrong vehicle” to express his views on teenagers having sex when he referred to the vaccine.

    “I put it across in a very hamfisted way. The real issue is that so many young people are experimenting and there is peer pressure. This is a discussion we need to have,” he told presenter Eamon Keane.

    “I think this vaccine can greatly contribute to helping the fight against cervical cancer.” However, he said “there are still questions out there” in relation to the vaccine and the Regret group of parents, which has campaigned against it, should not be “rubbished”.

    ‘Up to the doctors’

    Asked whether he now thought the vaccine was safe, he said “I should really leave that up to the doctors,” adding that he did consult “some doctors” before his statements last week.

    The Bishop’s remarks on the vaccine provoked widespread criticism, with the HSE warning it could threaten girls’ lives by making them less likely to get protect themselves with the Gardasil vaccine against cervical cancer.

    In his statement, issued through the office of the Irish Bishops’ Conference in Maynooth,the bishop said: “I wish to apologise for contributing to any misinformation, or indeed for causing upset to anyone, concerning use of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines.

    “My intervention was in response to concerns which I had received about HPV vaccines from parents wishing to make the best health decision on behalf of their children, and from young people alike. My intention was solely motivated to protect people from the HPV.

    “I was not fully informed about the vaccination programme and I can see now how HPV vaccines can contribute greatly to lowering the rate of cervical cancer. As I have learnt, possession of full information is paramount on this vital health issue.”

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    1. Well Phonsie it is good you apologised.

      Let your mistake be a lesson to you about talking about things you know little about.

      A little less arrogance in future Phonsie.

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    2. Thanks, Bishop P. for taking the trouble to post this.

      Bishop Cullinan states that his intervention (some might say 'interference') was motivated solely by his concern to protect people from the HPV. I'm afraid I don't believe him: I suspect his ibtervention was prompted by the overweening arrogance that typifies the history of Roman Catholic episcopacy: that it has a God-given right to issue moral strictures and to have Joe and Jean Public obey them.

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    3. So did fonsie ever reply to the info u gave him re a pp living with his partner and the gay Waterford clergy ?

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    4. MC, I agree with you.

      No he never replied.

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    5. MourneManMichael2 October 2017 at 16:17

      Nice choice of words @ 14:49 Magna. I would only add that I've experienced the same arrogance in a few PPs in the past as well. Not recently mind, ......'cos I don't have anything to do with them now.
      MMM

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  17. What is wrong with you priests ?
    Most laity don't give a fiddlers about your bishops.
    They are useless, don't even bother turning up to confirmation most times
    They a waste of money, they know nothing about the modern world as demonstrated by phonsie
    Lol at him still saying young people want help from the church, this is the 21 st century, as an almost 80 year old I realise how I washoodwinked about sin.
    Sure it was even a sin to dance after 12 in some dioceses, they pretended then it was to protect against tb, they must have been medically trained then too.....just like fonsie

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  18. It would be good to hear from priests in Dublin and their experience with AB Martin. Any of them willing to share .

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    1. And anonymously for their own protection.

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    2. It's totes obvs that Timmo Bartlett will get the Dublin pointy hat. As he's the head honcho of the Catholic Families event he'll be all over Bergolio like a rash when he's in Dblin.

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    3. Tim Bartlett won't get Dublin! He has been mentioned for Clogher but the Clogher deal will be an inside job.......heaven and earth (in the form of the Vatican) are being stormed in order to give it to Joe Mc Guinness......an appointment which they'll live to regret.

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    4. Joe McGuinness, the pride of Lisnaskea, doesn't have a pastoral bone in his body. He's deeply cynical and in the privacy of Clogher clergy gatherings every word, issued from the side of his mouth, is knowing and sarcastic.

      Clogher is fascinating for the high attrition rate among the priests Joe Duffy and Maynooth deemed suitable for ordination.

      Within a few years of their ordination the following all threw in their maniple:

      Fr Colin "Cody" Cleary, now working for BT;

      Fr Brendan Farmer, address unknown.

      Fr Paul King, last seen renting a house in Maynooth village.

      Fr Paddy McPhilips, address unknown.

      Fr Noel McConnell, living in a house in Maynooth village, no apparent pastoral appointment.

      Fr Michael Hand, ex-Dean of St Michael's College, Enniskillen. Married a German lady, last seen working as a social worker in Omagh.

      Also in Omagh is Fr Martin Grainger. He's now an expert on sound systems and has fitted speakers in many of Clogher's churches.

      Fr Ciaran Murphy. He was a Joe Duffy favourite because of their shared love of the Irish language. Aul Joe paid for Ciaran to do an Irish language MA while a seminarian, though why that would help him in a parish is a mystery. Ciaran, who's now a lecturer in Mater Dei as was, was sent back to Gaynooth after ordination for more knuck-knuck studies. Confounding all expectations he ran off with a lady.

      Fr Ben Hughes has some sort of lecturing job in TCD. He's semi-detached from Clogher diocese.

      Clogher curate

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    5. Met Joe McGuinness once. A very 'bitchy' priest.

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    6. A very good description of him.

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    7. And don't I know it. I'll say nothing more.

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  19. Phonsie is representative of most of the Irish bishops.......they really are out of touch with the world of 2017. As a priest myself I never fail to be amazed at how far removed these men are from the people of their dioceses. In Ireland since 2010 there have been about a dozen new bishop's appointed- all good men in their own way but totally out of touch. People have moved on, society has moved yet they fail to see it or address it. There's another six or eight bishops to be appointed over the coming months so let's see what the new nuncio can come up with. Many Irish priests, working at the coal face of peoples' lives, have given up on expecting anything by way of vision or leadership from their bishops. Phonsie, merely verbalised what the others are thinking but are too cute to say it.
    It's time for a complete overhaul of the Irish Church..........sadly, it's not going to happen.

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    1. Indeed the new batch of bishops seem more conservative and out of touch than even their predecessors. That former nuncio has a lot to answer for. He picked men who were ultra careful and who follow every thing to the letter of the law like forensic accountants. Extremely cautious men who'd rather see the church here die than deal courageously with thorny issues and challenges that won't go away like imploding congregations and a disappearing priesthood. It seems like it's just damage limitation now as we prepare for an almighty nosedive.

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    2. Charlie Brown indeed has a lot to answer for.

      He was a showman who did not like to miss any party.

      Francis was wise to send him to Albania.

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    3. There's no way that the Irish Church can recover from where it sits in the doldrums at this time in its history. We are simply allowing it to crumble and those in authority want us to believe two things:
      1. That everything is fine
      2. That the bishops know best.....indeed, know everything and those of us working as priests in parishes are mere gobshites who should never offer an opinion or any critique of the situation.
      If a priest speaks out he's seen as disloyal, cynical or negative and is simply written off because.......the bishops know everything!

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    4. Dermo called the former nuncio "Charlie Clown" behind his back.

      Dublin PP.

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  20. 'Sadly, it's not going to happen.'

    Epitaph for the Irish Catholic Church's future?

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  21. As a bishop it's hard to relate to the common people when you live in a palace/prime real estate, drive a top of the range car, have a maid/cook/secretary, are wined and dined for free, enjoy a very, very lucrative salary, lots of travel and are told how wonderful you are by fawning clergy and some laity/wealthy benefactors. You'd have to be a saint to avoid all that false praise and comfort not going to your head. Why would you care what Joe or Josephine Soap thinks when you live like the lord of the manor? It's an upper class, pampered existence.

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      Aren't many pps just the same
      Sure none of us know what they get up to most of the week.
      I do see some out wining and dining
      Yes I'm retired after hard labour until I was 65, then a career for a couple of years
      I do see them.

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  22. Just finished a book on the Wilberforces and Manning. Quite interesting! One of them way back in the 1840s gave the C of E only fifty years. That didn't happen. Ceteris paribus...

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  23. So the toe in the water approach of the Irish bishops using Phonsie as the mouthpiece has backfired. The hierarchy have been slapped down so they must take it as read that Ireland neither needs or wants their opinions

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    1. 20:44 totally overestimates the cohesiveness of the bishops. No more than one or two - if any - of the bishops would have agreed with Phonsie's viewpoint and intervention. He was not the stalking horse for a coordinated effort to re-establish episcopal power in the land. He was himself. Period.

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    2. It isn't the first time a vaccine was rubbished by a bishop. Apparently, the smallpox vaccine was once condemned by the institutional Catholic Church as a violation of God's will.

      And when anesthesia was used to help women in labour, this, too, was similarly condemned. Seems a loving God had decreed that women should suffer the pain of childbirth in atonement for Eve's sin. Not Adam's sin, mind you, but Eve's.

      No mysogny there, then.

      'Phonsie' is just the latest in a very long line of episcopal buffoons.

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    3. This 'Toe in the water' acted independently and has got badly scalded!

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  24. Wonder when they will start on the 8 th amendment ?

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  25. You pose a difficult question today... Rome can no longer look to Maynooth and pull out a Rev. Prof. To be the next bishop. After recent times even the few good ones are tainted. This may be the reason why there are many delays.

    Charlie Browne certainly won't be the AB of Dublin anyway.

    Let's not overlook two possibilities. 1. It is unlikely but possible that Rome may recall Rev.Prof. Vincent Twomey's observation that Ireland has too many bishops and Rome should begin to amgamate dioceses. Dublin could be carved up or attached to a neighbouring diocese. Like I said already, unlikely - but it would be a good start to reform the Irish Church.

    2. Let us not presume that Rome would not bring in good men from another country. An experienced groups of bishops from English speaking Dioceses would be less likely to adopt bad Irish habits. Especially if they were sent to Cork, Clogher, Meath, Galway, Dublin, Clonfert, Ossary and Armagh all on the same day. (Amy can fill a vacancy as captain of the Order of Malta.)... reform could follow quickly with all theology being outsourced to the Jesuits in Milltown and a seminary being placed in a nearby religious house.

    ... personally I'd like to think the second option could be possible on my wildest dreams, but I would settle for Fr Peter McVarry as AB of Dublin - throwing cats amongst the ignorant pigeon bishops.

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    1. Milltown theology institute has been closed for years.

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    2. I thought that the Milltown Institute had closed down. You make excellent points, though.

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    3. Milltown is indeed closed, but the closure of Maynooth seminary together with it's questionable theology dept would great a .ca in the Irish market... and a go better to fill it but the Jesuits?

      CR.

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    4. At 01:48
      It's not the theology department which should concern you but the English department.

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    5. @ Anon 10.20 (Is that you Seamus?)

      'English Department' or rather the auto-correct department, but since you cannot see beyond the auto-correct, that should have read

      "Milltown is indeed closed, but the closure of Maynooth seminary together with it's questionable theology department would create a gap in the Irish market... and who better to fill it but the Jesuits?"

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    6. I'm sure (s)he was primarily referring to your superfluous apostrophe in the word 'it's' which you haven't yet managed to correct.

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    7. Not to mention the substitution of the preposition 'than' with the conjunction 'but' in the final sentence.

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    8. @anon 14.20.

      He who cannot find fault with the content shalt find fault with the manner before admitting to his better.

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    9. For the record your sentence is embarrassingly badly constructed.
      Shalt is a second person singular verb while the subject is third person.
      Admitting is a transitive verb left hanging here without its object.
      If the form is so poor the content is even worse.

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    10. Ha, 10:20 is obviously a sad little person who can't take the topic directly on and so attacks on a triviality. He probably missed the good points in life too because he focused on the nitty gritty... Sounds like Hugh Connolly... "what do you mean there were two seminarians caught red handed in bed together, that's clearly slanderous, we need to shoot the messenger".

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    11. 21.02, who are you replying to?

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    12. I don't know when I had so many replies to one comment. Then again I can't claim any responsibility for that since my comment was clearly hijacked by some sort of 'editing police.

      For the record I don't proof read my comments. If that offends anybody that's their problem. My initial point stands, and if anybody thinks that I cannot make a meaningful contribution simply because I left in a few typos I say to you congratulations on reaching such a superior point in life. Here is your PAT on your back. Your contribution has been weighted up and discarded, I'll still not proof read my comments.

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    13. 21:51 to whom are you referring?

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    14. Poor proof reading is easily remedied, unlike prejudice and myopia.

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    15. Dear 22.58

      Bla via blab.?! Scritch.

      CR

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      Your comments are irrelevant to me. CR

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  26. I see Armagh advertising their gift aid scheme on line
    Yes I know the priests there quite sore on money what with all the sex apps they subscribe to.

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  27. It's obvious in D & C who is being prepared for Bishop - people like Eugene O'Hagan whose pop star career has practically dried up now. Then there's also the likes of Darrach Mhic Giolla Cathain, Michael McGinnity and the Delargys- real firm's men. Sadly while this happens really good men will get passed up. Priests like Martin Graham, Martin Magill, Thomas McGlynn.

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  28. Eugene would be a good Bishop. Darach Mac Giolla Cathain - not a remote hope in hell of him being made a Bishop. Not much chance of David Delargey either. Paddy Delargey - getting a bit long in the tooth now. Anyhow, Noel will be there for a while yet.

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  29. blind man on galloping horse knows it will be Timothy Bartlett

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    1. Clearly not. It'll be Tom Deenihan.

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