Wednesday, 27 December 2017

GALWAY DIOCESE - PROBLEMS



OVER THE PAST NUMBER OF YEARS I HAVE HAD NUMEROUS EMAILS ABOUT PEOPLE RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT VARIOUS ISSUES IN THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GALWAY.

THESE EMAILS HAVE BEEN FROM BOTH LAY PEOPLE AND PRIESTS AND READERS ARE CONSTANTLY ASKING ME FOR AN UPDATE.

AT THIS STAGE I HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION ON FILE ABOUT GALWAY AND A RECENT CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT A NEW BISHOP HAS PROMPTED ME TO WRITE TODAY'S BLOG.

I AM NOT NAMING PEOPLE AT THIS POINT.

THE NEW BISHOP OF GALWAY - BRENDAN KELLY WILL BE 72 IN MAY AND WILL HAVE TO RESIGN AFTER JUST THREE YEARS!

It is hard to understand the point of making a 71-year-old man the bishop of a diocese?

Plus - the Diocese of Galway has all the problems of every Irish diocese - including the problem of sexually active gay priests.


BRENDAN KELLY
There is a well-known story of a gay Galway priest who went to Rome on holidays and had arranged to stay at The Irish College in Rome.

The college was expecting the priest in the mid-afternoon but he did not arrive until late in the evening.

When he did arrive it transpired that he had been badly beaten and that his suitcase and his money and possessions had been stolen.


ST MARY MAJOR BASILICA 


He had, apparently, decided to go looking for rent boys behind St Mary Major Basilica and after they had serviced him they beat him up and stole all he had.




The staff in The Irish College tended to the wounds of the priest who fell among rent boys and lent him some money to continue with his stay.




This case is known to the clergy of Galway Diocese and I'm told was known to the recently retired bishop.

As Brendan Kelly is originally a Galway priest I'm sure the case is known to him too.

The priest's name is known to me and I am not publishing it at this time.

 There are other sexually active gay priests in Galway - some of them in longstanding relationships with other - and others who are not in relationships but who explore the gay universe.




And some of these priests are "favourites" at Bishop's Palace, Galway.

A number of them are on apps and websites such as Grindr.

Galway also has a number of priests who are known to be involved with women.

I expect that Brendan Kelly - being a total "company man" will turn a blind eye to all these "goings on" and all Irish bishops do.

The other matter on the Galway diocesan agenda is the possible amalgamation of the dioceses of Galway and Clonfert - Clonfert being a tint diocese and it's current bishop - John Kirby heading for 80!

This weekend Brendan Kelly has told the newspapers about his hopes to have Pope Francis visit Galway during his upcoming visit to Ireland.

So - it's all PR - and no substance.

A papal visit amidst priests not being able to keep it in their trousers.

The last time a pope came to visit was in 1979 - when Bishop Eamon Casey - of Annie Murphy fame - was the papal warm-up man.





In fact, a number of good young men offered themselves as seminarians for Galway diocese but did not pursue their vocations after they were sent to Maynooth and people there tried to get them into bed!




Nothing has changed in nearly 40 years.

Or if they have - they have quite simply gotten worse!

I wonder if Pope Francis is fully aware of the current serious state of the Irish Catholic Church?

82 comments:

  1. Buckley. You are some tulip. Christmas is still with us a d you find nothing better to do than to insinuate all kinds of unsubstantiated stories. You should try to let God touch your merciless heart. You do not represent the Christ of the manger.

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    1. Don't you worry. I have the facts.

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    2. Pat at 11.18: And you are so self righteously proud. A man who'll have a nasty falling some day. I hope then you will be blessed to meet kindness and mercy....You are a man possessed, not of Christ.. sadly!

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    3. Pat you always claim to have info and names but you never publish. Why not?

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  2. Why do Roman Catholics bend the knee to such as this?

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  3. Title needs fixing Pat. Galway but it says Galloway, maybe it's right, as in the 'Gall' Way

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  4. You would need to do a story on Raphoe

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  5. It is sad that the church seems more interested in sex than God and the people. Sad too that so many people turn a blind eye. People are entitled to have partners but this entails rights and responsibilities on all sides

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    1. Sean, you should tell us all about the Church of England!! Plenty of shock news in that fold. Now that you've crossed over, inform us from within where anything goes with a show of hands....

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    2. 12.37. Im sure CoE has it's closets and it's ghosts. Truth is from my limited exposure I haven't seen any so far. Those I met are boringly "normal" if there is such a thing.

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    3. Sean at 16.26: you obviously don't want to accept the reality of C of E. Soon your eyes will be opened.

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    4. 17.27 I call it as I see it. If I experienced s*it I hope I would be wiser than I was years ago. Life is too short.

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  6. This blog really gets me very interested but I am between the devil and the deep blue sea if it is such a gossiping blog or just really facts.

    So Today I as that if it is Facts I urge you to send these FACTS with evidence to the Papal Nuncio and if you can afford the post send them to Cardinal Marc Outlett at the Vatican as he is the guy appointing these Bishops.

    I sincerely understand the new Papal Nuncio is NO fool but if he has evidence then he will save the "company" you all talk about.

    Please be assured there are and always will be Many Many HOLY Archbishops and Clergy in the Holy Mother Church not in these branches who think they are part of it.
    I think the NEW Archbishop of Dublin was at the Big Mass in the Cathedral with the number two to the Papal Nuncio very able Priests and servants of the Holy See.

    PS what happened to King Puck, Gorgeous and the others all quiet on here for months now.

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    1. They sat Georgeous is gone?

      King Puck is supposed to be a deacon in Kerry cathedral?

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    2. Would the poster of a long comment please repost.

      Deleted by mistake.

      Apologies.

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    3. Georgeous has gone to exchange uniforms.

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    4. What is his new uniform?

      Air steward?

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  7. It is always nice to be brought up to date and reminded of all the crying scandals brewing in the various dioceses, although I am not sure what these two particular aged bishops can do to influence, or restrain their lust filled priests. Obviously, promises and vows, etc. have no validity once they’re on the hunt for a man.

    Regarding the late Bishop of Galway, I recall reading he arranged his assignations with Annie Murphy at an old disused quarry. How romantic is that.


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    1. He also tried to impress her with killing sheep with his car as he drove along!

      At night time he had her drink BRANDY and milk!

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    2. I suppose that was before Baileys was available.

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    3. I believe it's important and proper that high standards shoud be expected from our clergy. But, aren't they human too? I'm sure there are many who are genuinely coming to terms with their sexuality and that journey to findind and accepting who we truly are, sexually, emotionally, humanly, psycholigically, is a life long journey. I know some clergy who struggle. I have understanding for them. I think the deliberate nasty, intolerant, homophobic and incompassionate response on this blog is a deterrant for any person who may need support and insight into his/her sexuality. Take the category "priest" from the comments and what you have is pure homophobia, racism and defamation. Yes, we expect much from our clergy and thankfulky the majority give totally of themselves. The real agenda here, led by the arch enemy, Pat, is to down, judge and condemn anything to do with the Church he was once part of. Pat, the menacing nature of your approach would not give comfort, understanding or support to any priest who may find themselves in a situation similar to yours.

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    4. Do you think it is acceptable for a priest in good standing in your Church to be on Grindr looking men for sex, frequenting gay saunas and having rent boys in Rome - while professing celibacy and upholding Catholic teaching in the pulpit and confessional on masturbation, sex outside marriage, contraception etc???

      Answer. Please!

      They are NOT in a similar situation to me.

      I am not a member of the RC clergy.

      I do not profess RC teachings.

      I do not live a double life.

      I do not receive my living from a Church in which I profess that I am celibate.

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    5. But you did take a promise when you were ordained. Are you saying you didn't visit gay bars while under that responsibility?

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    6. @12:49

      People are entitled to be "nasty, intolerant, homophobic and incompassionate" towards the type of hypocrits we read about here. They have to be held accountable for the bevahoir they choose to do.

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    7. 12.49. Well spoken and expressed. Yes, anyone who struggles with their sexuality deserves understanding and support, not the venom spewed out here. I know many professional people, teachers, doctors, nurses, solicitors etc who are struggling to come to terms with their sexuality and find it a huge struggle within their professions. I can't imagine any of their colleagues or self appointed judges who would trawl through their lives and publicise their activities unless they were engaging in abusive or unacceptable behaviour. Your agenda Pat is purely ANTI CATHOLIC. You lack personal integrity. Your deep contempt and hatred for the Catholic Church is boundless.

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    8. Bishop Pat @ 11:53, did Casey really try to impress Annie Murphy by killing sheep with his car?

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    9. 16.10: No you don't have the right to be intolerant, homophobic or incompassionate to the point that your words incite hatred, prejudice and dangerous, threatening attitudes and actions towards those who struggle with their sexuality, even priests. You and so many others, led by Pat, are clearly lacking justice, mercy and fairness. You have appropriated to yourselves the role of being nasty and meanspirited judges.

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    10. If the Clergyhave problems with their sexuality gay , Straight or Bisexual they should have the courage to leave straight away after all it is the people in the pew's that have to keep them.
      Thankfully Bishop's are not or should not be moving them from pariah to parish.
      Hopefully as the younger Bishop's come in they will get rid of the unfaithful Clergy.

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    11. @12:49 “coming to terms with their sexuality”? On a wee journey of discovery is it?

      You are talking through your hat 12:49. You are either very naive or else or you are one of the self-excusatory reprobates yourself.

      These men are having a laugh. They have been having a laugh for years. The problem for them now is there’s a guy called Pat Buckley on their cases. And they are filled with fury, hatred and terror in equal measure.

      Pat Buckley is by no means perfect. He has many many faults and his motivation, indeed, might not be entirely free from an agenda.

      That notwithstanding, if these false and aberrant priests were not behaving like barnyard tomcats then Pat Buckley wouldn’t have as much subject matter for this blog.

      So don’t blame Pat Buckley and stop making excuses for the deviants who have taken to roost in the priesthood so that they can live in comfort while riding and screwing men and women (mostly men) to their hearts’ content.

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    12. This is the classic 'everyone has that issue -look to yourself' diversionary tactic. It's one of the more nonsensical ones and has even been used by bishops about paedophiles. We're all supposed to have issues after all pmsl.

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    13. 17.30’s claims are unsubstantiated generalisations and emotive bile.

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    14. 17.24 should consider doing transition year when (s)he reaches Junior Cert.

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    15. Actually 16:10 needs to too.

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  8. What is the problem. Many get annoyed like 00.17. Better still what is the answer and what is the real reason behind the anger.

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    1. Pat at 13.46...you are lying and being totally dishonest and hypocritical. A man of glaring double standards and contradictions....Do you ever act your age? You have such poor grasping of the reality of your own delusional behaviour and beliefs. Hypocrisy personified. Morally moribund.

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    2. Deflection deflection deflection.

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  9. "Alas, it is shameful to speak of it! It is shameful to relate such a disgusting scandal to sacred ears! But if the doctor fears the virus of the plague, who will apply the cauterization? If he is nauseated by those whom he is to cure, who will lead sick souls back to the state of health?" With these words, St. Peter Damian introduces the Book of Gomorrah, undoubtedly the most stirringly eloquent and impassioned denunciation of sexual perversion ever penned by a Catholic saint. Although it was written almost a thousand years ago, the Book of Gomorrah in many ways seems addressed to our own times, associating the phenomena of clerical homosexual behavior and pederasty, and endorsing the imprisonment of clergy who are a danger to youth. The Book of Gomorrah offers a scathing analysis of the evil of sodomy, while also expressing compassion for those who have fallen into such vice and the possibility of their redemption by the aid of divine grace. It explains the devastating effects of the vice both spiritually and psychologically, and warns that such behavior, particularly among the clergy, will bring down the wrath of God. It also urges the permanent defrocking of clerics who are habituated to homosexual behavior and endorses the permanent confinement those guilty of child sex abuse. This new translation by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman is the most accurate and faithful available in English, and carries a foreword by Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, Archbishop Emeritus of Guadalajara. It also includes a 10,000-word biographical introduction recounting Damian's struggle against corruption in the Catholic Church.

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    1. Thankfully we have come s long way since Peter Damian’s benighted excesses.

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    2. Yes 14:27, a long way downwards the CC has come in aiding and abetting devious men that are wreaking destruction on their and other souls.

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    3. Sounds like the lady doth protest too much although I’d love to see the Latin.

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    4. Lucifer, the father of lies and machinations corrupts the minds of these poisonous clerics to such an extent that the words of even Almighty God Himself are laughed and sneered at.

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    5. Peter Damian was a very emotional man, probably to the point of hysteria. This calls into question the objectivity and reliability of his works.

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    6. I agree with you completely, 13.55 - St Peter Damian's book is truly a book for our time. Given where we are now, it's hard to believe it was written nearly a millennium ago.

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    7. 15.43 and 16:30 have succumbed to odium theologicum.

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    8. Have you ever seen it 17.17?

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    9. P. Damian prefigures those who speak about intrinsically disordered and staggeringly arrogant, grotesque and madness.

      https://www.mercatornet.com/mobile/view/scottish_cardinal_calls_on_british_government_to_abandon_gay_marriage_plan

      Very likely he and they were singing from the same hymnsheet.

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    10. Dear 23.25 - I am not in the habit of commenting on or reviewing books which I have not read. So, the answer to your question is yes, I have read it.

      Have you?

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    11. Dear 19:01 which edition did you read?

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    12. 20.08 - I already answered your question. Perhaps you could answer mine.

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  10. Pat - as well as the Galway seminarians you mention who did not pursue vocations because of Maynooth "goings-on", I'm sure you are aware of several good candidates or applicants who were blocked from going forward by influential homosexual clergy who had the former bishop wrapped around their finger??

    By the way, Pat, I'm glad you're exposing the mess in Galway diocese. As with any other diocese there are many priests who are genuinely doing their best, but there are others who are simply a disgrace to the priesthood.

    Happy Christmas, Pat.

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    1. What and who do you mean, 15:35 ?

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    2. Just keep the Papal Nuncio's on their toes keep them informed as the Archbishop's and Bishop's do not like it.

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    3. What I mean, 17.18, is as I said - that there are certain clergy in Galway who influenced the last bishop, resulting in a number of orthodox men not being allowed to begin studies for priesthood.

      I am confident that Bishop Pat knows exactly the priests I'm talking about, as they have their own exclusive clique, and I'm sure he will reveal names and other details when he feels the time is right.

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    4. It's a shame, their therapists probably also rejected them.

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    5. Dear 18:31, your major anomaly is that you seem to support ‘orthodoxy’ and ‘orthodox seminarians’ - all well and good, holy and wholesome- and, at the same time you appeal to the author of this blog.

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    6. And 15:35 assuming you are one and the same.

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    7. I agree with you, 23:18 that there appears to be something of an anomaly - supporting orthodoxy and yet "appealing" to Bishop Buckley - in what 18:31 says... However, I guess the fact remains that whatever you think of Bishop Buckley, he has done a good service in exposing some of the rotten elements of the Church... Our "mainstream" bishops have been far from outstanding in dealing with this rot or in supporting orthodox seminarians!

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  11. 17.30, sadly you have been swayed by the same nastiness that Pat encourages. There is much in the Church that needs cleansing as Pope Frances said and hopefully that will happen. But the frequently expressed Anti Catholic sentiment and generalisations about priests will not further the cause of renewal or purity. 12.49 I believe is making a valid point and shouldn't be dismissed so nastily. The depth of hatred expressed on this blog is totally unacceptable. But if you are happy being in Pat's band, enjoy the music, he whose past is nothing he can be proud of!

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    1. I am not in “Pat’s band” and you and your ilk 12:49 and 18:55 make me sick.

      There is no hatred or “nastiness” on earth quite like the devious and vicious deviants who are prowling and trawling the internet for a quick gay f***!

      You and your mate are doubtless among them. It is you and your like who are the real Anti-Catholics for you are making the Church and priesthood a thing of utter derision.

      The sooner you are all cleared out the better. Go and “come to terms” with your sexuality far away from the priesthood. You will have plenty of time to come to terms with your sexuality in Hell if you are not careful. You disgust me.

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    2. 20.17 You and your "ilk" seem very proficient at "trawling" and "prowling" sites too no doubt!! You're very knowledgeable!! You and your "ilk" are the merciless, the nasty, vile, hate enticers. I am attempting to argue a point, and certainly not asking for or assisting any approval of or cover up of Church scandals. But the utter hate filled words you and "the likes of you" blog here make me "sick"!! (just using your words back at you.!!!). I still believe in my Church despite all the scandals and respect the excellent priests I encounter. Am I not entitled to have an opinion without you resorting to abusive language? When that happens you've lost the argument. If you read both comments that you refer to, you'll find reasoned and rational points, unlike your raving, mad, hate filled rant!

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    3. At 20:27
      There is help out there for people like you. The only prerequisite is that you acknowledge your need for it.

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    4. You are a blind idiot 21:43. There’s only one way to deal with you and your sort and that is straight for your balls.
      No apologies. Take your limp wristed clap trap and shove it. You disgust me. I remain convinced you are one of Grindr/Gaynooth brigade,
      Or some other degenerate making excuses for his/their behaviour. Get away back to your cottaging or hooking up and get ready for Hell. shower of Bastards.

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    5. 21:43,
      I’m sure 20:17 isn’t a so-called “priest” sucking penises at Shaw’s Bridge though. There’s also a fair amount of “raving, mad, hate filled rant” in your own post too.

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    6. 23:27's protestations of homophobia are so exaggerated as to beg the question: who is (s)he trying to fool. Think Keith O'Brien et al. Those who shout most loudly are into the tactics of diversion.

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    7. Poor old 23.27 from last night is gone off the rails. His "clap trap" is a revelation of his very impoverished mind. All he's capable of is filth, abuse, crassness and ignorant, irrational thoughts. His abusive and offensive comment are a diarrhoea of pure nastiness. If he takes his head from between his legs he might be less a "degenerate"...You disgust me. You and your "bastardly" mind!

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  12. I can sort of see your point, Pat, about appointing the bishop of Galway at the age of 71. But on the other hand it avoids a long reign, of the type suffered under Joseph Duffy's far too long time as bishop of Clogher.

    Perhaps the time has come to look at the number and boundaries of micro dioceses such as Clonfert.

    Given the desire of most bishops to have seminarians and would -be seminarians psychologically assessed, would it be prudent to expect potential bishops to undergo a similar process before they are appointed?

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  13. Is it really the case, as the Irish Catholic asserts, that there are only 15 seminarians undergoing formation for the Irish church?

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  14. The claim about 15 seminarians appears in this article. https://www.irishcatholic.com/bright-future-church-despite-challenges/

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  15. I wonder what St Francis of Assisi would think of this?

    May the Peace of the Lord be with you all.

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  16. Problem: active lying homosexuals have infested the church.

    Solution: expurgate the church of their presence.

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    1. That’s about as irrational, as myopic, as inhuman, as trite, as infantile, as self-loathing and as imoral as claiming that active, lying other-sex-attracted people have infested the church and recommwnding the church be expurgated (sic) of them.

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  17. "Galway also has a number of priests who are known to be involved with women."

    It's so hard to believe, a priest with a woman, instead of a man. It's a disgrace.

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  18. My mother used to attempt to tell me raking up scandal was anti-Catholic and sinful. I used to tell her Pol Pot was a nice chap who had the odd bad day when he had a few thousand people put to death merely for needing spectacles, but we mustn't talk about that.
    If Pat Buckley is remembered for one thing, it will be managing to get the clergy reading his blog for fear they'll.see themselves in it and thats an achievement in my book

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  19. It’s not only dioceses. Religious orders in Ireland have numerous catastrophes waiting to happen. They’d better have adequate insurance for some of the disasters waiting to happen or waiting to be exposed.

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  20. I would speculate that he was the prelate who dug his own chute to the pits of hell.

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    1. Your speculation is outside the teaching of Holy Mother Church.

      Speculate away!

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  21. "Do you think it is acceptable for a priest in good standing in your Church to be on Grindr looking men for sex, frequenting gay saunas and having rent boys in Rome - while professing celibacy and upholding Catholic teaching in the pulpit and confessional on masturbation, sex outside marriage, contraception etc???"

    Didn't those subjects disappear from pulpits as so many priests started exploring their sexuality? And good riddance.

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