Sunday, 10 December 2017

D&C PRIEST PROVIDING MOTORWAY ORAL SEX!

A DOWN AND CONNOR PRIEST IS OFFERING OTHER MEN ORAL SEX AT GAY CRUISING VENUES IN BELFAST AND ALONG THE A1 MOTORWAY BETWEEN HILLSBOROUGH AND BANBRIDGE IN COUNTY DOWN!


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I have written to the D&C bishop Noel Treanor to inform him of the matter - but sad to say I do not expect him to do anything about it!

NOEL TREANOR


"Dear Noel,

I have received information that Rev Xxxxx Xxxxxxx, PP of Xxxxxx parish is involved in gay sexual cruising at various locations in Belfast including The Giant's Ring at Shaw's Bridge and a number of laybys on the AI motorway.

I'm afraid that I am wasting my time letting you know this as I expect you, as usual, to do nothing!

However, I would inform you that this matter is known to people in the media and will not remain secret for much longer.

Yours etc,

+Pat Buckley"

This priest, who was recently recognized giving oral relief to another man by one of his parishioners is only ONE of SEVERAL D&C priests who are currently involved in gay cruising, cottaging etc.

These priests names and activities are known to many of the other D&C priests and to an increasing number of diocesan laity.

EVERYONE is asking why Noel Treanor is tolerating all of this?

Some people say that he simply does not care?

Others say that he so short of priests he does not want to lose any priest no matter what he is at?

Noel Treanor does not have a pastoral bone in his body. He is a desk man - aloof and indifferent.

Paddy Walsh, his predecessor was no great shakes, but at least he challenged a priest if the story was in danger of becoming public.

Treanor does not seem to care who knows?

He is simply sitting in his ultra luxurious £ 4 million palace on the Antrim Road in Belfast - fiddling while "Rome" burns.



I have spoken to people who have visited Lisbreen - nicknamed "Chateau Noel" - who have been gobsmacked by its luxury and the fine food and wines available there.



Is it any wonder that Maynooth Seminary and many religious orders are going to hell - and becoming gay clubs - when bishops like Treanor are operating the way they are?

And, with the fact that most of the seminarians are actively gay we can expect the future church to be manned almost exclusively by priests who are cruisers and cottagers.

Here we are not even talking about priests who fall in love with another man and live in a discreet relationship - away from public view.

We are talking about men who are, while in seminary, being introduced to an outlandish and carefree promiscuous gay lifestyle enjoying sex with each other, priests, bishops and laymen.

These men then arrive in parishes and other ministries with robust sexual histories and begin a priestly life  with sexual abandon as its driving force.

Personally, I believe that a priest, who is gay, should be able to find a loving partner, commit to him openly and minister in a spirit of openness and authenticity.

But how can any man who spends his weekdays hanging around men's toilets, truck stops, traffic laybys, cruising sites etc have any credibility on a Sunday when he stands up in front of the People of God to lead them in Gospel way virtues?

Don't get me wrong. Any man can fall. The just man falls seven times a day. We have all fallen short.

But surely a promiscuous gay lifestyle - or a promiscuous heterosexual lifestyle for that matter - is in marked conflict with being a priest?

But for this generation of priests and bishops, it is now becoming the NORM!!!




Have any of our Blog readers encountered or spotted any of these priests?

bishopbuckley1@outlook.com 










97 comments:

  1. I'd be more shocked if I heard a priest was caught with a woman in d&c . Most of them are gay hoores . I've no objections to anyone in a committed same sex relationship priest or not . Why is noel fiddling while d&c burns ? Is it a case of can't speak up or won't speak up ? . Is noel comprimised in any way ? Or just dusnt give a shit ?

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  2. Well, well, well, Pat. Your own lifestyle before you settled down mirrored that of the men you so absolutely condemn today. Your letter to Bishop Treanor is very threatening and intimidating. Of course so.much more is expected of clerics and all unsavoury & unpriestly behaviour is wrong but your judgments are so harsh but also hypocritical. So, it's ok if you are a "settled" gay man in relationship....the rest on roadsides are totally godless?? Your own life's hypocricies are blinding me. What a quick walk away from the Our Father debate! - "And lead us not into temptation.." Let's remember the other words - " And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us..." These are the really challenging words Pat. Do you get it?

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    1. My letter to Noel Treanor is direct. Where do I threaten him?

      Did you not carefully read the blog?

      Where did I say any man was godless?

      What about my words about people, all of us, falling?

      The priest in question needs help.

      But the big problem is the current state of priesthood, dioceses and religious orders.

      Or do you want the priesthood to become one, big, gay, sauna.

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    2. 23:30, these priests are their own worst enemies. Are you one of them?

      Belfast is a big village and priests are all well known. So any priest who is giving out blow jobs at Shaws Bridge or wherever is going to be eventually recognised.

      Is it sheer arrogance with these men or are they irredeemably stupid? Does their mickeys run their brains?

      Don’t blame Pat Buckley. These men are accidents waiting to happen. Journalists know who they are! It’s only a matter of time.

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    3. Pat, you really are a hypocrite. Absolutely. You ascrirbe to yourself attributes you don't have - moral and spiritual integrity way beyond all of us - as if all clerics are morally moribund. You make far too many broad, sweeping statements. It's very unfair to the majority of priests who are reasonably good men trying to live their lives as best they can in difficult, changing and challenging times. The two priests in my parish are very kind, caring and hard working. I think you just love the seedier, gossipy side of life because you give us little else. What's the thrill??

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    4. Pat, who appointed you the arbiter of other people's morals? Who authorised you to be our moral guardian? Incidentally, you are no John the Baptist! I wonder if you ever seriously have an awareness of your own indiscretions!

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    5. There is nothing threating in +Pats letter to the Bishop.

      if he which I think +Pat will have then he should give the car registration numbers to the Police and let them deal with it.

      However although +Pat does not seem to like the Holy Father can I remind you all the Holy Father's word these guys ordained or going to be ordained are a mortgage on the Church for life.

      I have said again and I plead with anyone who know that clergy are doing things wrong or Bishops please copy the Papal Nuncio in all correspondence and also Rome.

      This must stop after all they all took vows.

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    6. 15:57 & 16:51, don’t shoot the messenger. Is Pat Buckley up at Shaw’s Bridge or pulled into a layby administering oral relief?

      These priests have a flagrant disregard for everything the Church is supposed to represent and they are letting down the good priests of Down and Connor, for there are not a few men of integrity and decency, in that diocese.

      I fear that poor Noel Treanor is completely out of his depth. The sooner the press publish the better.

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    7. Blowies on a layby for passing motorists on the A1? And they say romance is dead. I suppose it makes a change from the greasy spoon chip fans and farmers selling spuds, as you often see at the side of the road.

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  3. That is rather a fetching hat Noel is sporting.

    Next time you write to him would you ask him where he purchased it?

    One thinks one would look quite splendid in a hat such as that.

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    1. I think he bought it in the Zimbabwe branch of Harrods.

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    2. Is that query about the hat from Prince Philip by any chance? One needs to know these things...

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    3. Well it’s certainly a hat that wouldn’t look out of place atop HRH’s bonce!

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  4. Sorry to disillusion you Pat, but promiscuity and homosexuality are inextricably linked (lots of stats. available). Even the majority of those homosexuals in apparently one to one relationships and those who claim ties of 'marriage' admit to having 'open' relationships on a scale way beyond those of heterosexuals. This is because homosexuality is a disorder as the Catechism states and as traditional Christianity has always, until the last couple of decades, universally averred. The truth doesn't change because there exists a few homosexual couples who are 'faithful' and who have anyway usually abandoned promiscuity because of age and the consequent ability to 'pull' strangers.

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    1. You may be partly right?

      And if you are I'm not sure how much "sin" there is in all of it?

      It's a different question when a phenomena is tapping in a priesthood that is "professing" celibacy.

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    2. 1.05. A good observation. I know many gay people - some in long term relationships - but who have an open door policy re: many sexual partners. I've tried to comprehend this liberty they give each other. It baffles me as I've seen many of these men jump from one relationship to another. I've often challenged them but they just say, we're ok with it!! Sexuality and its expression is often a very difficult reality. Clerics too are sometimes challenged by the reality of their sexuality. But the blatant expression publicly of desires or needs cannot be acceptable.

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    3. I'm sorry but you are totally wrong 1.05 . Promiscuity happens just as much in the heterosexual world . There are sites such as fabswingers adult friend finder that have thousands of straight couples looking random sex . Then there is the dogging scene that's mostly straight couples too . Cottaging you might think is a gay activity but since the creation of sites like grindr and the gay scene in general gay men don't need to do it . In fact cottaging has mostly been a married man's activity . There's is also the bdsm scene which is mostly heterosexual . If you were ever to go into a sex shop you will see sex toys costumes and dvds it is all mostly aimed at the heterosexual comunity the gays have a corner at the bottom of shop . Ile just also add if you open up the the sun newspaper you don't see a naked man on page 3 !

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    4. If you condition children to grow up with hetrosexual values what happens homosexual people as they arrive at adulthood?? Well they struggle to know themselves and often end up 'experimenting' to see if its right for them.

      So the chicken and egg question... the catechism pushes a hetrosexual agenda onto childhood formation, causes adultescent confusion resulting in experimentation followed by catechism condemnation according to its own values.

      So is the catechism wrong to push a heteosexual agenda in the first place??

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    5. You speak of the catechism as if it were the fifth Gospel.
      What is it except JPII’s pet project. It doesn’t confer any authority on a teaching which appears in it i.e. doesnt give to some teaching a status it didn’t have being included in it.

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  5. Pat, this priest deserves all that is coming to him. There are indeed several. Are these men stupid? There is a priest in Belfast who doesn’t live in his parish but has alternative living arrangements with a fella a few miles away “up the road”. He parachutes in and out of his parish to do the needful and the secretary runs the place. It’s the talk of the place. For some reason these boyos think they can make up their own rules. The bishop does nothing. It’s shocking. It will take a public explosion. They might hate Pat Buckley but, after Gaynooth, King Puck, “Gorgeous”, Rory Coyle, Eamonn McCamley, etc. they ignore him at their peril. If Noel Trainor doesn’t hear the rumble of the approaching train then he is extremely negligent and foolish.

    Parishioner.

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    1. Most D&C priests and many lay people know who you are talking about. Noel Treanor knows too. Fact!

      And there are others. Some have been "at it" for 20+ years.

      At least Amy has removed Rory and Eamon and sent them for help.

      Noel Treanor is completely indifferent.

      D&C priests have a very low morale. They are leaderless!

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    2. How, how, HOW do you know that Bishop Treanor is "completely indifferent"?
      Will he email you and tell you about every confidential meeting he has with every detail disclosed to you afterwards?
      No?
      Well then, you know very little about what is going on..
      That is the way it is going to stay.
      So you will continue your wild guessing and speculating I suppose...

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    3. His priests find him with cold a d indifferent!

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    4. I love this site because it is factual but the Church does NOT want these guys in it now as we are better with a few Honest cleric than these false ones.

      Shame on the laity that know this and do not write to the Bishop and the Papal Nuncio after all you would not need to give your name but please write.

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    5. The same thing you poster 20.36....

      HOW do you KNOW that members of the laity have not written to Bishop Treanor?
      You don't.
      Once again, it's all filling in the blanks with guessing and jumping to conclusions.
      Bishop Treanor will not inform you every time he receives another letter or complaint.

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    6. I am a D&C priest. I do not find Bishop Noel “cold and indifferent”. I was shocked when I heard about this blog today and when I read it. Such a man has no place in the priesthood. He is reckless, out of control and obviously does not care about the scandal he is giving and will give. He may, indeed, need help. However, his behaviour is entirely unacceptable and he needs to be removed from ministry for his own good and the good of others. The same applies to the others - whoever they are. Any priest engaging in this sinful behaviour needs to seriously confront his conscience before God.

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  6. Catholic church Down and Connor diocese has assets worth £140m - The Irish News

    Hello Pat.
    Love the blog and always enjoy reading it. Please keep up the good work.
    I am surprised that you didn’t write about this recent article from Irishnews.

    £20.7 million cash in hand and in the bank! Just pure vulgar and totally unnecessary.
    The wealth is staggering - and that is only one diocese in Ireland.

    Best wishes ,

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    1. Down and Connor have also a lot of wages to pay,buildings to repair and heat and care institutions to maintain etc. Poster @ 8.23 sounds very immature and naive.

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  7. Pat, can you do a blog on the gay culture within religious orders such as Dominicans, Redemptorists, Pallotines etc. In the mid 90s we had orgies with students, professsed, and ordained religious from at least 10 different orders. the boilerhouse, dock, horse and carriage was full of them. Even more embarrassing was meeting academic prelates in saunas

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    1. I am very aware of the problems in these orders.

      Was King Puck not a Pallotine?

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    2. That dreadful "Puck" name again! - - Move on guys.. nothing to see here..

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  8. Pat: you ask if any readers have "spotted" the priests in question.
    Very difficult for parishioners 'not in the know' to comment. I presume you don't name names for potential legal reasons, otherwise why not?
    As a non-parishioner of liberal views concerning sexuality, any priest's personal non abusive behaviour doesn't bother me. But it's the hypocrisy that is distasteful, and which I'm sure must bother devout parishioners, ....provided they knew about it.
    MMM

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  9. If what you write in your blog above is correct,Pat and does occur as you say, then it's absolutely disgusting and disgraceful.. No other words can describe it. I wonder be too sure though that Bishop Treanor will "do nothing". It's possible that he does take more heed of your letter than you realise but you--or this blog --won't get to hear about it. He will note your remarks but not necessarily reply to you...
    (I personally think you should have the courtesy of an acknowledgement but I am telling it as I see it..)

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    1. A Bishop tends not to reply after all it is his Vicar General who would normally deal with these issues.
      Ireland has been lucky with the laid back Charlie Brown thankfully removed so let the new Papal Nuncio know and I am sure Bishops will get sick of him visiting or calling them.
      But Bishop's are not slow they know what is going on and remember there will be two vacant Archbishop's posts and the careerist Bishop's will want them.

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    2. ". bishops will want them."

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  10. Patrick, can you advise or seek legal advice about publishing the names of seminarians and priests on this blog. I am in my early 40s and as a former student of a religious congregation I can attest to the regular parties that turned into orgies with other congregations as recently as the late 90s upto 2007 when I left religious life and priesthood. I have no problem naming such men who are now actively climbing career prelates in waiting to be superiors of their religious orders. I met several of these men in saunas in Dublin, Belfast, London, Rome and in California. Some priests actually left their respective orders and took up sabbatical positions in the US and spent most of their days in bath houses and I met several of them at Folsom Street Fair and in S&M clubs in Berllin.

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    1. It is never libel to say what is TRUE.

      Of course one be asked to prove the truth at a later stage.

      In a libel trial - the onus of proof is on the person claiming to have been libelled.

      Why don't you email your stories to me (initally not for publication) and we can take it from there.

      bishopbuckley1@outlook.com

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    2. Donal O'Neill used be a regular at San Fran's Gay Pride parades and used to openly converse with seminarians about it. I took it as him sussing us out for possible meets. He used call into seminarians bedrooms. I cannot say what happened in other people's bedrooms but I was clear that I was not into that - not because I dislike gay people, rather I'm comfortably heterosexual.

      Love and peace to all.

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    3. You would be happy enough for Pat to give those names... Yes,we've got that... And in the meantime you're nowhere to be seen.. We've got that too, buddy!

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    4. 21:27
      Nonsensensical and delusional.

      If you are, it proves that the lgbt community hasn’t a monoply on hypocrasy.

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    5. At 13.36 - who are you responding to because there is no comment at 21.27.

      If it is 21.17, thats me. I am comfortably heteosexual-but I object to the clear lack of celibacy in Maynooth when I was there. No only was there clearly activity it was assumed that if a hetrosexual spoke to a women he was having sex with her.

      I was there, I witnessed, I was celibate, I struggled and I left. I now live life with the same integrity I had then.

      I have no problem with anybody's orientation but if you hold yourself as celibate - be true to that. If you hold yourself as married be true to that. Have integrity - even when the culture around you is otherwise.

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  11. Bishop Brendan Kelly of Achonry has been appointed Bishop of Galway

    https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/2017/1211/926495-galway-new-bishop/

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  12. Sadly I had a falling out a few years ago with a fellow priest. He was very active in his homosexual sexual activities. I challenged him on his celibacy promise at ordination, his response was he promised not to get married! he can have active sex life. We disagreed and have not remained in contact. It would appear that other priests agree with this?
    UK parish priest.



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    1. Now sure isn't it wonderful how certain clerics moral gymnastics employs their theological training to good effect. That good old 'mental reservation ' certainly comes in handy at times!
      MMM

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    2. A rather trite, irrelevant comment MMM @ 14.36. I'm amazed at the "near perfect human" beings on here today who,somehow in a perverse psychological way, always feel better or greater against the failings of others. We are always blind to our own moral failings.

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    3. 13.23. Are you really a priest? Your comment is so badly written and expressed. While I expect high moral standards from priests, I somehow imagine you are someone incapable of minding your own business!!

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    4. To UK parish priest @ 13.23.

      Your misguided priest former friend should study his Canon Law 277 §1 a little more thoroughly.
      (Perhaps a little revision of his Ten Commandments wouldn't go amiss either!)

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  13. Did you get your Christmas Greeting from Maynooth yet, +Pat? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T_aMzEM_qY&feature=youtu.be

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  14. +Noel is not his brother's keeper. Each of these priestly highway queens and toilet tessies should be responsible for himself. Instead of wasting your valuable time writing, maybe asking readers to pray an extra rosary, or something might be a more practical idea?

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    1. 'pray an extra rosary, or something might be a more practical idea?'

      They tried that one with Maynooth's seminarians. Just saying.

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    2. Noel IS his brothers keeper and spiritual father to his priests.

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    3. REALLY? Well, he's not doing a very good job, is he?? He should be out there, every night, patrolling the highways and laybys, not to mention every 27/7 lavvys in his Archdiocese, pulling his pulpit pooves off innocent married men.

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    4. At 22:33
      You the user of that objectionable expression have revealed something of ur own bias and prejudice.
      Innocent married men indeed.

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  15. On a serious note, if I were that priest's bishop I would be seriously concerned about his health. This priest is playing Russian roulette with his life...

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    1. They all run to a dick doc who has a private clinic up the malone rd

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    2. Who is this DD - dick doc a d how many have been to them?

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    3. A d&c priest friend told me a lot of priests go to a private hospital up the malone rd

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    4. I live just off the Malone Road and am trying to figure out where your clinic is exactly? I think you may not have the correct address.

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    5. Stop worrying. He'll be buying PreEP online from India on parish funds. It's only £40.00 a month.

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    6. There is a independent hospital up the malone rd

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    7. @22:41. It's the Ulster Clinic.

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    8. To 8.07 and, 23.47
      Thanks for responding but the Ulster Independent Clinic is NOT on the Malone Rd here.
      I think you must mean the clinic away up at the upper end of Stranmillis Rd in South Belfast.

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    9. Same difference.

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  16. Thank you 16:48 I have consulted Canon 277 it is very clear to all clerics. May I commend it to all brother priests, especially 16:45, however, you might be one of the D&C clergy?
    Parish Priest UK.

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    1. Pope Francis abolished Canon Law when he, the Supreme Legislator, announced "who am I to judge?". Canon Law is a dead letter. Deal.

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    2. (16.48 acknowledges your response @ 20.05.,, Thanks.

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  17. He may be very lonely and want to be caught, as a cry for help and to get some succour from the diocese. The way the Catholic church treats its seminarians and priests would scandalise the worst call centre.

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    1. He's already getting sucker :-)

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  18. Would you not need a Willy warmer giving blowjobs on the A1 this weather :-)

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    1. Would have thought that a blow job would warm the willy

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    2. Yes, I know I'm going to sound a right Richard head here, but what is the logic of calling this a 'blowjob'?

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    3. Please explain.
      Sr Mary

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    4. The phrase 'blow job' isn't recorded before the 1940s. Rather than actual blowing it may draw on the meaning of blow from C16 onwards - to bring someone to orgasm.
      Magna has admiited to not knowing something...

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  19. think that Reverend Father's service to motorists, truck drivers and lonely men is rather Christian during Advent. Noel should appoint him to Maghaberry with Dallat. I'm sure the prisoners could do with a pre Christmas and Christmas blow job.

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    1. I had sex on two occasions with a D&C priest in North Antrim, Portstewart and Portrush. I believe he has since being moved. I was amazed at how experienced and kinky he was.

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    2. Given his 'experienced' performance, weren't you afraid of contracting an STI?

      Why do people play Russian roulette with their health? And for an orgasm????

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    3. There were quite a few of them up in the north coast at a time . Must have been the sea air

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    4. 20.39 it's maybe pope francis new orders . As well as changing the our father priests now wash willies instead of feet

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    5. Pat, the comment at 20.39 is disgusting. It deserves total contempt. I also believe you should not have printed it. It reflects distastefully your lack of moral decency. Should I be surprised? No....Now these comments are your "normal"....The Sacred Season of Advent is most certainly not impacting spiritually on you despite your "so called" following of Christ...

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    6. Any prisoners who haven't paid their TV licence should be automatically eligible. It's only fair.

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    7. And you, of course, were a complete innocent.

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    8. Also, don't forget their pastoral services to taxi drivers, especially the mature type... you can never go wrong with them.

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  20. Looks like this priest be on par with lady prostitution.
    Maybe he should set up a brothel or get a room..at least

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  21. On a different note, I hope the mature little brother is soutaneless when out shopping.

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    1. I hope the Little Brother will wear whatever HE pleases -just as you or I do.

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  22. Love a bit of gossip +Pat. My tuppence on the matter is live n let live.

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  23. 'D&C PRIEST PROVIDING MOTORWAY ORAL SEX!'

    It's part and parcel of pastoral care and has been for a very, very long time. You are just too slow to catch up, +Pat.

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  24. An Irish Dominican who is HIV+ is involved in their administration at province level.

    He didn’t pick it up in a sweet shop.

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    1. It's not a secret in the Irish Dominicans. But like other inconvient truths they just pretend it doesn't exist.

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    2. Let’s home the man in question is reflecting on vulnerable humanity and is developing compassion and understanding and mercy as Pope Francis teaches.

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  25. I don’t want to receive communion from these men
    Which parishes should I avoid?

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  26. Life in the fast lane. Hope it ends with a bang. Sad really.

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  27. Dear Pat. This once again really annoys me. This priest has the audacity to stand up in front of his parish on a Sunday and say Mass, whilst the night before he sucks off strangers. I am disgusted. Now, I have no problems at all with gay men and woman enjoying their sex life. But when it comes to a priest, I have this question Pat - can I trust any of them??? I am in the Derry Diocese, and I trust possibly just two/three priests in the city. Am I wrong? Should I trust them all?

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  28. The priest in question is likely suffering from psychological problems of which this activity is a symptom. He should seek and receive compassionate and caring treatment. However, as his conduct is also both sinful and a breach of the promises he made to the Church, he should be suspended from his ministry until such time as he has been successfully treated and is able to fulfill his priestly vocation in conformity with the obligations and standards of behaviour it entails. It is unreasonable to expect that Bishop Treanor can monitor and supervise the lifestyle of every priest in his diocese. Lisbreen is mentioned from time to time as though somehow it proves the bishop lives in world apart detached from the people and priests and indifferent to them. It should be said that although he lives at Lisbreen, it is not his house. He does not own it. It has been used as the bishop’s residence for a very long time. It is also used for diocesan business. Statements about luxury food being on offer are not justified where the food in question comes from supermarkets in Belfast used by the general population. Luxury food suggests items such as caviar, white truffles, oysters, pate de foie gras, shark fin soup etc. Those items are not on the menu at Lisbreen. Revelations in the Irish News about millions in the diocese’s bank account demonstrate that its affairs are being prudently managed. The diocese has vast expenses, salaries and payment obligations that must be satisfied monthly, plus it has to accrue sums to meet future known liabilities. If a bishop had £20,000,000 in his personal bank account that would indeed be shocking. But that is not the case. The sums in question do not belong to him. He cannot spend them as he wishes. They are accrued and disbursed according to a budget and used to satisfy financial commitments of the diocese.

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  29. You don't indicate the evidence on which your very authoritative statement is based Anon@ 20:48, nor does your Anon handle give any clue as to your position vis a vis the diocese, your knowledge and interest or otherwise in the matter. Some of your comments are self evident. Others are merely your personal opinion, and could possibly be confused with statements of fact.
    So perhaps you could tell us more of the evidential basis for what seems like a defence of the bishop. In fact it almost seems like a defensive self justifying statement put out by the bishop's office, ....perhaps one Timmo B? A full statement of the dioceses's income, expenditure, reserves and assets might help clear things up.
    MMM

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  30. I too suspected that Timbo wrote that comment.

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