Thursday, 14 December 2017

ELDERLY PRIEST PERSECUTED BY GAYS



Dear Bishop Pat,

I am writing to you as a Xxxxxxxxx priest living in Xxxxx, in the hope you may be able to advise or help in the situation. It is something that has persisted for almost six years and has caused me a lot of grief and worry.

My name is Father Xxxxx Xxxxxxx and am xx years old and have been a Xxxxxxx religious since the late 1940s. Whilst I am wonderfully healthy and sound for my age, this situation, precipitated by my superiors, has caused me significant distress in what should be a quiet time in my life. For some time, I have been accused of having an affair with a lady friend, which I have persistently denied because it is simply not true. I was moved from Xxxxxxx to Xxxxxxx six years ago as a result, and the current provincial is now threatening to move me again to Xxxxxxx, after Christmas. Their latest reason for suspecting an affair is that one of my brethren saw a totally proper and innocent photo of my friend on my laptop, and reported it. I was already suspended back in June, despite no evidence allowing them to do so, and since I moved to Xxxxxx, the suspicion has intensified. This colleague entered my room and accessed my laptop secretly and without my permission.

However, whilst I have vehemently denied and refused to move, I know this is just the beginning of what could become a very nasty and unprovoked campaign against a man who had given 60+ years of his life to the Xxxxxxxx Order. I worry, about the severe effect it will have on my health. To be forced from one end of the country to another, at an age when many are incapacitated, would be unspeakably cruel and unchristian. I also worry that as this lady is my only and closest friend, I have no one to turn to who could be of legal or practical help, despite them knowing the actions of my provincial to be unethically cruel and illegal.

The provincial himself (Fr Xxxxxx Xxxxxx) is in a homosexual partnership with a member of the provincial council, as is the superior of Xxxx Xxxxxx (where I am is based here in Xxxxxx, and who has also caused a lot of trouble) who is in a relationship with the superior of Xxxxxxx (Fr Xxxxx Xxxxxx, a priest originally from Xxxxxx), where he was previously (I believe I commented on your blog about this some months back). It is quite clear there is a strong and powerful clique that are dominating the Xxxxxxx Province at present, and they are aiming their attention at me who is effectively in a powerless position.

I was, therefore, wondering if you had any advice, or could help in any way? This campaign has continued for several years and caused my friend and me immense suffering. I wish we had sought legal advice earlier but didn't know how to. I also worry I wouldn't have the confidence to. I would be very grateful for any help you could give.

God Bless you,

Father Xxxxx Xxxxxxx



Dear Father,

I was extremely sad when I read your email. You have given many decades to the Church, the priesthood, and your religious order and it is 100% evil and unjust that you are being persecuted in this way by your superiors - who you say are sexually active with each other.

You will have seen from previous Blogs that this persecution of others in seminaries, dioceses and religious orders by gay cabals is becoming the norm!

You are in fact a clear victim of harassment and that harassment is completely illegal and should really be reported at your local police station.

From what you tell me this harassment is coming from a clique which involves your provincial superior and his "mates".

This means that those you are complaining about would be the ones to whom, in normal circumstances, you could make a complaint.

I do not know what the General of your order is like? Would he listen to your complaint or is he also compromised - or would he just automatically support your local superiors?

You could also try and report all of this to the Congregation for Religious Life in Rome?

I do not know how they would react - but your complaint might just fall into the hands of a decent man who might take action for you?

Whatever happens, I do not think you should tolerate this situation any longer - as it will impact greatly on your health and happiness.

If things get very bad - or even if they do not - you can make your way here to Northern Ireland where I live and you can stay with me and I will complain to the police and Rome on your behalf.

My email is bishopbuckley1@outlook.com

My mobile is 07488 374364

With sadness, love, and respect,

Your brother priest,

+Pat



52 comments:

  1. It does not help when the Church venerates "saints" such as Mother Teresa who stood up for clerical child sex abuser friends.
    Notwithstanding these black marks on an otherwise sterling reputation, Mother Teresa — who died in 1997 and is now on the fast track to a formal proclamation of sainthood by the Vatican — was never known to have been touched by the scandal that would rock the Roman Catholic Church in the decade after her death: the systematic protection of child-molesting priests by church officials.

    Yet documents obtained by SF Weekly suggest that Mother Teresa knew one of her favorite priests was removed from ministry for sexually abusing a Bay Area boy in 1993, and that she nevertheless urged his bosses to return him to work as soon as possible. The priest resumed active ministry, as well as his predatory habits. Eight additional complaints were lodged against him in the coming years by various families, leading to his eventual arrest on sex-abuse charges in 2005.

    The priest was Donald McGuire, a former Jesuit who has been convicted of molesting boys in federal and state courts and is serving a 25-year federal prison sentence. McGuire, now 81 years old, taught at the University of San Francisco in the late 1970s, and held frequent spiritual retreats for families in San Francisco and Walnut Creek throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He also ministered extensively to the Missionaries of Charity during that time.

    In a 1994 letter to McGuire's Jesuit superior in Chicago, it appears that Mother Teresa acknowledged she had learned of the "sad events which took [McGuire] from his priestly ministry these past seven months," and that McGuire "admitted imprudence in his behavior," but she wished to see him put back on the job. The letter was written after McGuire had been sent to a psychiatric hospital following an abuse complaint to the Jesuits by a family in Walnut Creek.

    "I understand how grave is the scandal touching the priesthood in the U.S.A. and how careful we must be to guard the purity and reputation of that priesthood," the letter states. "I must say, however, that I have confidence and trust in Fr. McGuire and wish to see his vital ministry resume as soon as possible."

    The one-page letter comes from thousands of pages of church records that have been shared with plaintiffs' attorneys in ongoing litigation against the Jesuits involving McGuire. (The documents were also shared with prosecutors who worked on his criminal cases.) It is printed on Missionaries of Charity letterhead but is unsigned, and thus cannot be verified absolutely as having been written by Mother Teresa. Officials in the Missionaries of Charity and the Jesuits did not respond to requests for comment on its provenance.

    Yet statements throughout the letter point to Mother Teresa as the author. The writer speaks of "my communities throughout the world" and refers by name to Mother Teresa's four top deputies, calling them "my four assistants." Rev. Joseph Fessio, a Jesuit and former University of San Francisco professor who knew Mother Teresa, said the reference to her assistants is an "authentic" aspect of the letter.read sfweekly online

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    1. What a clerically obsequieous and revolting old prune was Mother Teresa!😎 '...how careful we must be to guard the purity and the reputation of that priesthood. JC! In other words, f**k the children who were molested by that equally revolting but 'pure' priest, Donald McGuire! Poor soul! He had acted only with 'imprudence'. JC, these b**t***s are masters of self-serving understatement.

      The fat-headed old Pole was equally useless in 'serving' his 'brothers and sisters', since he, by protecting that paedophile and pervert, Maciel, left God-knows how many of them open to continued abuse by this agent of satan.

      I should love (dearly love) to visit the burial places of that bitch Teresa and the fat-headed Pole and there relieve myself (of all my frustration, of course. What did you think I meant?😆)



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    2. Those remarks about St Teresa of Calcutta abdominal and the way in which you refer to a former Pope are disgusting in the extreme.
      How dare you!

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  2. I've emailed the Congregation for religious life twice about my situation regarding Abbot Cuthbert Brogan and have not heard a word! Silence also from Abbot President though Abbot Of Pluscarden and Abbot Primate have communicated kindly though passing it back to Abbot President Guillermo.

    As a serving religious though, maybe you, Father, will have more luck.

    Look after yourself.

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  3. +Pat,
    I’m uneasy about the tone of this mornings blog. Perhaps it’s not your intention but it reads like this priest is being bullied by ‘a gay cabal.’

    The focus surely should be on the bullying aspect of the case rather than the fact that these bullies are ‘allegedly’ gay.

    Am I being overly sensitive? To me it reads that Fr X is in a homosexual relationship with Fr X so he MUST be a bully.

    Might I also add that the author’s claim, that his superior’s only recent, reason for suspecting an affair is a single ‘innocent’ image found on his laptop, sounds somewhat disingenuous.

    I hope this man does contact you. If he’s being bullied and needs help to end it I have every faith you will come to his aid. In the meantime, I would tread carefully with this one.

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    1. Paul, I understand your caution.

      I have talked with the priest's friend and she has explained more to me about the situation and the whole current state in the province of the order.

      It does seem to me that there is a particular clique that happens to be gay taking over the province and promoting each other and being unpleasant to others.

      Of course I will try and find out more and will exercise the caution you suggest.

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    2. I wish you all could have a Good word to say about the Church it is not all bad there are some very good clergy to Cardinal's in the Church.
      I am glad that +Pat is taking this on really is a thing for Rome but he could also approach the Papal Nuncio but remember Religious Orders have to have permission of a Bishop to go into his Diocese and they must obey him. There was an Issue in Glasgow with the Jesuits years ago and Archbishop Conti sorted it out straight away.
      Last resort is the Police as all they want to do is give bad publicity against the Church.

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    3. All the police want to do is to 'give bad publicity against the Church'? I thought it was the clergy who did that.

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    4. A 'clique that happens to be gay'! There are so many such cliques in the Church. Let's face it, they are often vengeful, emotional and unstable, it's not just a coincidence. Don't get on the wrong side of a homosexual, especially an effeminate one, because they will not stop at anything.

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  4. One of the things I find sad about being an elderly RC Priest is that one may have no immediate family to turn to when the pressure is on. I would suggest jump at Pat's offer of support. I don't understand why some may wallow in an alleged inappropriate lifestyle while pointing the finger at others. Prayers and good wishes to you this Christmas time

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  5. Reporting to Rome is like asking a plumber to fix a toothache. Keep well and safe

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    1. Sean you are totally wrong Rome does act if they have the proof and act quickly as in Scotland some Bishop's were not doing confirmations and letting PP do then however they are doing them this year.
      yesterday I got a email reply from Galway Diocese who did not know it was the Bishop's duty and I had to send them the Canon Laws C882 to888. so be interesting to see what happens now.

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    2. Thanks 16.66 for the update. There is a big difference between doing a confo and being sexually inappropriate or bullying. Let's see how it goes. I would love to be proven wrong

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  6. You couldn't make this stuff up.

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    1. Sadly, we don't have to.

      It is really happening.

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  7. Pat,in what jurisdiction has this taken place? sad but not entirely surprising duplicity !

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  8. You can’t blame the pooftahs for everything.

    If this person is British and living in the UK, he can apply to his local council, or various housing associations in his area for sheltered housing accommodation.

    The moaning old bass probably hasn’t paid a penny tax in his life, but he’ll still qualify as a vulnerable person.

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  9. You can always give him a roof and he could catch a few mice for you.
    But please not those awful habits that dust the floors. Yuck.
    And his girlfriend could help out too.
    Then yous could open a nursing home....you all heading in that direction anyways

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  10. Definitely open an older people’s residence, Pat
    There is money to be made there too.
    Residential accommodation does not have all that many dos and don’ts as regards to health and safety.
    Go for it.

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    1. @16.49
      Sorry.but you could not be more wrong!
      Residential accommodation for disabled or senior citizens has a long and VERY EXACTING list of requirements of all kinds. These establishments are regularly inspected to ensure standards are maintained and rightly so.
      ,(We have recently seen the closure of one home in Enniskillen and if you Google this you may be able to read some of the inspectors' public reports and assessments) Food, diets, medical record - keeping, health and safety, fire alarms training, records of Staff training and updates of protection of vulnerable adults training to name but a few

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    2. Residential home owner16 December 2017 at 09:15

      Just slip the inspectors a few grand in a brown envelope and away you go. That's how it works for me. Fees of £397 per resident per week, much more for nursing care, food bought at wholesale prices, not that the eat much and minimal staffing levels, virtually all on the minimum wage. It's a great, lucrative business.

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    3. @9.15
      Your bribery jibe is an insulting lie.
      You deceive no-one with your smart ass big talk.
      You certainly won't deceive Pat!
      Tell the truth.

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    4. I agree with you Anon@11:12. The supposed "Residential Home Owner" poster is clearly an "imposter" as his/her post reveals.

      I challenge you "Residential Home Owner" to provide any evidence at all of what you allege.
      I'm very confident you won't provide any meaningful evidence, and that, just as your original post, whatever you may say will only make your deceitful jibes more patently obvious to anyone with knowledge of the sector.
      MMM

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    5. I'm going to self-incriminate myself? As if!

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  11. Anon@ 16:49: I suppose it depends on an individual's interpretation of the phrase "does not have all that many dos and don'ts as regards health and safety".
    But I need to point out that the RQIA (ie the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority) in N. Ireland regularly inspects, through both planned and unannounced visits, the standards in residential care homes. Their inspections relate to the 108 page document, "The Residential Care Homes Minimum Standards (Updated 2011)". These have very detailed requirements covering most aspects of minimum care to be provided. Failed inspections could result in immediate closure, though minor failures are dealt with by imposition of improvements required and followed up by further inspections.
    I think you'll find the requirements quite detailed, ...and properly so for our most vulnerable citizens.

    The inspection records are public documents and available online if anyone wishes to check out the standards in any particular home. They're very useful for anyone contemplating organising care for a dependent relative.
    MMM

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    1. I have no intention of opening such a home :-)

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    2. Maybe not Pat, still needs must. !!!!!!!!!!!!!������

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  12. Sensible decision Pat. Too many requirements to fulfil but which are absolutely necessary. As a priest, keeping up to date on Child Safeguarding is full time - again absolutely necessary - and very easy to fail by missing the small issues for which in our Diocese will place you under constant inspection. Safeguarding for all age groups is essential, including Nursing Homes.

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  13. Pat that’s ok, just a suggestion.
    17.58 you make me question , where was the RQIA when homes were found to be NOT up to standard, prob having lunch somewhere writing up their supposed reports.

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  14. Any newbuild is required to have disabled access and downstairs facilities.
    All new builds have to be inspected and adhere to certain standards
    So no there are not that many extra requirements for a residential building comparing to any newbuild

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    1. Anon@19:05 perhaps if you read the minimum standards document you would be better informed to comment with some authority. Your comment suggests you have simply considered practical building type requirements, and it's very much broader than that.
      Anon @ 18:58. I'm pleased you put that question. The RQIA can't be everywhere all the time, and yes, regrettably some homes may well have lesser standards.
      This raises the many issues of:
      .....the profit incentive for private residential home owners to cut corners;
      .....the low status and pay of care staff, both in the residential and the domiciliary care sectors, and the corresponding low levels of training provided them;
      .....the inadequate funding of RQIA to attract experienced and skilled staff to enable very regular timely inspections.
      There are other factors, but the above just puts it into perspective.
      As for 'supposed reports', as I've said, these are in the public domain, and reading them it's clear that great attention is paid to detail in ensuring residents' comfort.
      By the way I'm not, and have not been involved in this sector, but have studied it for other reasons.
      MMM

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  15. Has anyone noticed magna carta hasn't been on last few days hope he's ok ?

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    1. Magna is still on his Advent Retreat, reflecting and praying about how to respect others, how to be kinder and more considerate! Hope it is fruitful for all of us! He is not to be disturbed.....

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    2. Yes it's been a pleasant change.

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    3. God help those poor Retreat Staff! Nobody should be expected to go through trauma like that!

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    4. Shush,,,, hope a certain person has gone to a new blog site. Miracles do happen!

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    5. He's in Cuan Mhuire just outside Newry.

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  16. Well we all get older, Pat, anyone can find themselves confined to a wheelchair....all it takes is a simple fall or a developing medical condition.
    We all need to look into future needs when thinking...housing.

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  17. And of course one ( an older disabled person) can have a carer come in ...for 15 minutes, most of which can be taken up by said carer writing up his/ her notes
    JUST SAYING.

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    1. And why do you Anon@19:11 think such very short visits happen?
      Could it possibly be anything to do with:
      ....demographic changes creating greater needs of elderly frail population ;
      ....family mobility diminishing support from younger relatives;
      ......central government largely Tory mantra of cutbacks to public services and hiving off provision to the profit driven private business sector;
      .....low wages for care workers leading to staff shortages and high turnover;
      ......cash deprived health & social care boards forced to balance inadequate budgets by only providing care for highest priority clients, and even then at minimum level;
      etc, etc.
      I have met hundreds of carers and find them well motivated and caring, but faced with huge difficulties.
      MMM

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  18. I’m glad to hear Bishop Conte in Scotland acted quickly. It’s alleged he was a bit slow off the mark in dealing with the abusers in fort Augustus school

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  19. 16.12
    What a sectarian bigot you are.
    And why should we say good stuff about the church
    The church has to prove itself and keep proving itself
    It’s not up to posters to say good about groupings who aren’t behaving properly

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  20. Mourn man Michael
    Yes it good to study how things should be
    But as I at the coal face knows how it really is, I beg to differ with your posts

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    1. I always try to learn from others insights and experience. I may think I have some understanding of how it is at the "coal face, but am always open to learning more. Can you explain how and why you differ?
      I respect your view, but want to understand your perspective.
      Thanks.
      MMM

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  21. Yes I hope Magna is ok
    I miss him, or rather I miss his insightful posts
    Maybe just his WiFi down.

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    1. Oh don't worry.. Enjoy the break from the constant pomposity while you can!

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  22. Don’t know why I bother posting as Pat has decided not to publish anything that does not boost his ego.
    Yes I know that i do the devils advocate on here often and when I do, Pat keeps my posts as keepsakes.

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    1. Anon@22:20. By posting simply as Anon you don't help us know the reality/basis of your concern. I can but say that the blog site has never failed to publish any of my past three+ years submissions even though some have been critical of Pat's views.
      Maybe you need look at how/what you submit.
      MMM

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  23. Yes, poster @ 20.17 you (and MMM also) are spot on correct re/standards and inspections in care homes. You have referred to many of the important issues which are constantly monitored.
    The latest care Home to be closed for failing its residents in its record keeping of their care provision package and other failings was as you correctly said Ashbrooke Nursing Home in Enniskillen. It was closed in August and the residents were found new places iƄ other Homes as close by as possible.

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  24. I think the carers that I see every day spend their woefully inadequate 15 minutes in the person's house, trying to get the patient up, washed and dressed and into his chair and make a quick tea and toast if the person hadn't eaten since the previous day. No times for notes until the visit is over.

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  25. @18.58

    No no!, The RQIA which examines care homes regularly is underresourced but rigorous in its testing and the reports are very detailed as the inspectors are so observant and everything will be mentioned. They speak to the residents themselves of course and listen carefully to everything relatives and Staff wish to talk about. They probe deeply and will return again and again (as they did to Ashbrooke Home) until they are satisfied that every failing has been rectified on an ongoing basis. Any further breaches and the Home gets a date for its closure as it is a legal process by then. The Management Committee of the Home gets the detailed Report like a booklet and has to consider the recommendations and criticisms and has to make a written response within a certain number of days. Then the re-inspection process gets underway.

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  26. A bit like the rcchurch, there is good and not good.
    The carers I met we’re varied, some were late and useless.
    And yes it took a long time before Ashbrook was noticed.
    And mmm just did paper work, means nothing.

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