Wednesday, 21 February 2018

MAYNOOTH JUNGLE RUMBLINGS




A WELL PLACED SOURCE HAS TOLD US THAT THE IRISH CATHOLIC BISHOPS WERE RECENTLY PRESENTED WITH A SPECIAL REPORT THEY HAD COMMISSIONED INTO MAYNOOTH.

The report apparently was presented to the bishops at an extraordinary meeting in Maynooth last Monday, February 19th.

I have not been told who conducted the report on behalf of the bishops but I have been told that it involved interviews with current seminarians, former seminarians, and ordained priests.

The priests interviewed were both recently ordained and some were long termed ordained.

The extraordinary meeting meant that various bishops had to cancel longstanding commitments to attend Maynooth.

One such bishop was Noel Treanor of Down and Connor who had been due to preside at the Month's Mind Mass for Father Cormican in Glenavy parish in Antrim.

TREANOR

Apparently, the Vatican had asked the Irish Bishops to conduct the investigation into Maynooth after the Summer 2016 Grindr scandal.


Added to that a number of ex-seminarians had written to the Vatican and related Maynooth -centered stories to officials there about a culture of homosexuality between seminarians and seminarians and seminarians and priests.

One Vatican official who replied directly to an ex-seminarian expressed shock that the ex-seminarian had reported various matters to his bishop about the relationship of a seminarian and a priest and the bishop had taken no action.

It seems to me that some Vatican officials have become convinced that The Irish Bishops have not handled the Maynooth scandal well and that they have been too slow to believe complaints and investigate them.

I do know that a Northern Ireland ex-seminarian wrote a long letter to the Papal Nuncio and the Vatican but so far he has not received a reply. I saw the letter before it was posted but I was not given a copy.

I will bring readers any further update I get on these matters.

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The other item that is causing much speculation this week is the rumour that the diocesan secretary of Cork and Ross - Father Tom Dennihan has resigned from his position with immediate effect.



Father Dennihan is not only the Cork and Ross bishop's secretary but is also heavily involved in the Catholic education scene in Ireland.

In spite of having good contacts in Cork and Ross, I was able to ascertain if the rumour of the resignation is true?

Maybe Father himself or some of his priestly colleagues in C&R can let us know?

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159 comments:

  1. Alleged "resignation with immediate effect" can be due to many reasons. I am sure the bishop of C&R has the means to put readers' minds at rest.

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  2. I hope the Report becomes public and positive action results. Might be good if the ex seminarian agreed to share some of his letter.

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    1. Unfortunately Sean its most unlikely that the report will be published. They refused to publish the Maynooth Apostolic Visitation report, though I think the one about the Irish Colleague was leaked, leading to a complete clear out of the staff there and Paul Prior was parachuted into Maynooth, where he wreaked havoc.

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    2. 16.23 This secrecy lark is a load of s*ite. Thinking back I put up with a load of what would now be bullying because I felt the fear of change rather than how I was living. I was afraid of losing what was fimiliar and facing what was unknown. I imagine some clergy may feel trapped and in a vicious circle. It's a circle that needs to be broken as I found out in paid work today. I hope I have learned not to suffer in silence.

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  3. Fr Dennihan is a good man and a hard working priest.
    He is compassionate and shows a lot of care for people in need.

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    1. He was hard working when he covered up abuse I endured some years ago. I wish I had never met him, I wish that more than I wish I'd never met the priest who abused me.

      The priest who abused me was a weak individual struggling with his own self. Tom was just an evil man who waded in to ptotect the institution. His choices were freely made.

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    2. I'm sorry for your suffering.

      You have had your eyes opened.

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    3. 10.52
      So sad and sorry to read this.
      I do hope you reported him to his bishop.
      It’s never too late no matter how many years ago.
      Better still...inform Pat.

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    4. @13.21
      When I finally met John Buckley he responded that the priest who abused me was 'not to be questioned'.

      Cork and Ross is a sad state of only responding to abuse if things get into the public sphere. Its all about image. There is no substance to with John Buckley or Tom Deenihan.

      I once respected the Church. I was a daily attender at Mass, and weekly at benidiction. I when on pilgramage and prayed every morning and evening. Now I'd be reluctant to raise my children in the church because of the gap between catholic teaching and Church practice.

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    5. Cork & Ross priest22 February 2018 at 17:34

      John Buckley was handy with his fists when he was a priest teacher at Farrenferris. He deliberately knocked a pupil down the stairs and the boy broke his arm.

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    6. Par for the course.

      Another unhappy, sadistic man.

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    7. Yet another good reason not to have priest teachers.

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  4. LoL. I could have spat out my rice krispies. Tom will go mad if/when he sees this.

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    1. The post from Tom at 08:18 proves that he reads the blog.

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  5. Wall papering the cracks before Frank arrives.

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    1. Frankie is showing his own cracks now with Bishop Barrow of Chile and his involvement in Vatican finance scandals.

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  6. I am not surprised at the popularity of the blog, especially with all the strange goings-on thrown into the mix. I imagine visitor numbers to the Giant’s Ring have also increased thanks to the blog.

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    1. Nope, Giant's Ring still looking as bleak, cold and desolate as ever...

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    2. @13:56 Best check it again at 03:56 hours.

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    3. Dromore PP (not the A1 one)22 February 2018 at 17:37

      It's mentioned a lot on Fabguys.

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    4. Tbe A1 pp is Down and Connor.

      Hint: longstanding political connections :-)

      Hint 2: The PSNI spoke to him before about his outdoor pursuits.

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    5. Dromore PP (not the A1 one)22 February 2018 at 18:59

      Like Magna on this blog the A1 priests go forth and mutiply. Our one has a service station near the Newry section of the A1. I always thought that you were referring to my co-di. In the Summer months he takes dates for an icecream in Warrenpoint.

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    6. Was that the one the cops reported to Sir John Hermon? He in turn passed the news on to Canal. If it had been a layman doing this in-car entertainment he'd have been done for gross indecency.

      If it's the same case, the Down and Connor A1 provider was told by Cahal to get a different car.

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    7. Pat, about the the A1 PP - apprehended some years ago at Hazelbank, Newtownabbey?

      Claimed to have been “taken short”? Was CC far away from Newtownabbey when the incident occurred? I think it was the late 90’s.

      If it’s the same guy, obviously no lessons were learned. He must have a really bad case of the Horn!

      I think his “political connections” managed to get him the benefit of the doubt back then but those connections are dead now.

      Ostensibly pious too and big Marian devotee. Struth!

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    8. Was there not another encounter with the PSNI after a "walk in the woods" in Ballymena?

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    9. Are we talking about Downs Patrick Syndrome?

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    10. It appears that there are three A1 priests.

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    11. I didn’t know about the Ballymena incident, Pat but the Hazelbank w*** in the bushes made the papers at the time and he was off the mission for a while.

      His defence was that he was ‘caught short’ and his “political connections” succeeded in having that story prevail and any charges dropped.

      The undercover police man misunderstood that Fr has a weak bladder and he really wasn’t inviting company at all at all.

      This guy is a serving PP. if he is the one engaging in activities at the Giant’s Ring then there is a very serious problem. The man has a compulsion and getting his fingers burnt at Hazelwood and possibly Ballymena hasn’t taught him any lesson.

      Is he insane? A moron? Or does he think having escaped before his luck will hold out?

      The same man has a cloying and mawkish piousity. What would Our Blessed Mother say about his carry on?

      And Treanor is aware of his latest escapades?These guys leave me speechless.

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  7. If +Pat’s only solution to the gay culture crisis is a large intake of heterosexual men ─ lol ─ then little wonder the Vatican ignore letters from disgruntled former seminarians.

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  8. Pat, can you or any of your readers help me. Years ago, when I was much younger, I thought priests were holy men. I held them in respect and admiration. I thought they were always honest and upright in all their dealings.
    However in recent years as the result of numerous dealings with them and seeing the stuff about many of them in the media, their use and abuse of people and money etc I am now at a point where not only do I not hold them in high regard I wouldn’t trust many of them as far as the back door.
    Have I had an ontological change?

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    1. Yes you have.

      And a bloody good one at that :-)

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    2. 12.14 Pat: Isn't it totally unjust and unfair to support a blanket judgment and innuendo that all priests are nit to be trusted as suggested by 11.35? This forum has allowed so many untruths to be expressed about priests. Yes, there are some rotten apples, but it's disconcerting and discouraging that all priests should be caricatured in a nasty way. There are many genuinely good and dedicated men but let's be fair, just and honest.

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    3. I agree with you that some or many priests are to be trusted.

      I do not subscribe to the "rotten barrel" theory.

      The barrel itself is rotten.

      The miracle is that some good apples survive the rotten barrel!

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    4. 14.38 Have to agree Pat Some priests are functionaries. It's a good job if you don't care what you do. I think the preoccupation with sex over the centuries has bit them in the bumhole so to speak. I remember my mam working in a house where Fr came in for a cup of tea and was treated like king tut. He liked his beer and had female friends. Can't say it was ever physical caus I was too young to know. Later was me own story so in some ways I can't talk. The barrel is definitely damaged.

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  9. 11.35 I have worked with a lot of priests and I would not buy a used car off any of them

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    1. 12.38: A very mean spirited comment. Perhaps you'd like to enlighten us as to your judgment! Or are you just another priest/church hater? God bless our many good priests who give 100% of themselves for the well being of others and for the betterment of their community. As a parent, I would not encourage my son to consider priesthood. Having worked alongside clergy in a supervisory/caring profession, I have witnessed the deliberate, gratuitous contempt and hateful attitudes they experience. Reading some of the nasty commentary on this blog only confirms my belief that there is much unjustifiable venom unleashed at them. I sometimes wonder if it personally unsettles priests in a very changed environment. I pray that God will bless those who are truly caring, kind, giving and committed. As we all know, a little positivity and encouragement go a long way.

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    2. I would not buy a new car with a full warranty from many of them.

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    3. 18.36: And I'd buy nothing from you either Pat, you sneering, contemptible fool. Anything from you is tainted.

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    4. Why are so many priests suddenly interested in buying and selling cars? .Daly's might be able to help.

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  10. If he has resigned from his Cork posts, hardly from ministry as was speculated here, it could mean an announcement to replace Johnny Buckley who will be 80 next year, is impending, and perhaps, details of which may not be to TD’s liking.

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    1. Is Tom not hoping TO BE the new bishop?

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    2. He already behaves as Bishop

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    3. 79 is far too old to be a bishop, and isn't Frankie 80 plus? Let go of the reins, guys. There are no lay leaders at that age.

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  11. 12.38...you wouldn’t be asked to
    They can get a new car when needed courtesy of you and others.

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    1. @ 13.17
      Really? - - Please explain with some concrete examples.

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    2. Really...use your loaf.

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    3. A Kennedy Belfast Bap?

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    4. 19.37 - Brennans is the best bread....

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    5. You're toast.

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    6. NOTHING named Brennan is good... A clan of scuts

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    7. Brennan's bread is a concrete example certainly (Have you tried biting into concrete!)

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  12. While we're waiting confirmation of the alleged 'resignation with immediate effect', I was wondering if there was any update on Brenden Collins, who was last seen at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.

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    1. Orthodox Jews find it really offensive when Gentiles pray at the Wailing Wall.

      If you're still looking for Brendan visit a certain ancient monument in Belfast at 03:56

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    2. Paddy Walsh is an ancient monument in Belfast but at the opposite end to the Giant's Ring. Paddy was a firm disciplinarian when he was at St Malachy's College.

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    3. 16:41: Brendan left to avoid a scandal that was hurtling towards him.

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    4. Orthodox Jews find it more insulting when the Western Wall of the Temple perimeter are is referred to as the Wailing Wall. - 17:43

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    5. 18:26, one is reliably informed, from many past students of St Mal’s Coll, that P Walsh being merely “a firm disciplinarian” nowhere near does him justice.

      To be fairer to Paddy and much more accurate about his legacy, he was a sadistic c*nt who enjoyed hitting, humiliating and ridiculing teenage boys.

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    6. Jews don't mind who comes to see the famous Western Wall. Tourists spend money. Jews know, better than most, that business is business! Mazeltov

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    7. Interesting 22:41, I didn't know that.

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  13. Poor number of blog postings today, people must be fed up listening to the shite coming out of some posters mouths today. A few same disgruntled individuals making up crap about not trusting Priests and finances etc, it gets so tedious and the same repetitive mantra. Pat of course, is naive enough to gobble it up as it suits his own agenda.

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    1. Or maybe some days people are too weary to re-express their frustration and disgust with the clerics???

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    2. No, it reflects the fact that irrespective of the protests and scandals the bishops will keep Maynooth open no matter what.

      We learned yesterday that the Belfast seminary has 1 seminarian and yet it has at least 3 priests there. I think even when Maynooth has no seminarians at all in two or three years the bishops will keep it open.

      I've been informed that the local bishops in charge of the seminaries in Dublin, Kilkenny, Thurles, Waterford, Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny put off shutting them even though they were on life support, because they didn't want it to happen on their watch.

      The same farce is being played out regarding Maynooth.

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    3. Your predictions of doom and gloom are nothing new in the church.
      They are reminiscent of Napoleon’s taunts to Pius VI that he was in fact Pius the Last.
      He forgot to include the Holy Spirit in the equation.

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    4. Why are people from the Republic so prone to use that word s***e ?

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  14. He must b another spending my money.
    Wish I could afford to see the wailing wall

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    1. There should be some new "wailing walls" in places like Tuam, Cavan and recently St. Command College, Newry.

      McAreavy could shed some artificial tears there.

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    2. Armagh province PP22 February 2018 at 18:40

      Priests and nuns are constantly going on retreats to Assisi, Lourdes, the Holy Land, Rome.

      The best racket is the sabbatical. In my diocese recent destinations have been Chicago, Los Angeles, Tampa and Jerusalem.

      When you tot up the costs of this year-long holiday its at least £50k for tuition fees, accommodation, salary and expenses including the frequent flights home (and not economy class).

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    3. Armagh Province PP at 18.40: I'm always amazed as a lay person how clerics are so bitchy towards one another. Amazed at what I see as complete disloyalty to one another. I'm sure you're not t driving an ass and cart, or that you confine yourself to Lough Derg for holidays, or eat at a roadside caravan for a night out or live on locusts and wild honey! Give me a break. If you're this gossipy about your confreres, God only knows what you say about your Parishioners!! And incidentally, I don't imagine you have to beg with a hat for subsistence!

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    4. Armagh province PP22 February 2018 at 21:29

      I've never asked for a sabbatical on the basis that my parishioners don't get one. I go on holiday every year (for one week) which involves staying in B&Bs in Ireland and visiting new places. I have a family inheritance; no parish funds are involved.

      P.S. the word in the province is that Rory Coyle's therapy has cost Armagh over $300,000 already. That would pay for a right few pilgrimages to Lough Derg.

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    5. Armagh Province PP @ 21 29:: You are a treacherous person. Hope you never fall to the ground. You take a salary from your parish on top of your "family inheritance". How very idealistic you must be but I don't derect much Christianity in your comments!!

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    6. Armagh Province PP24 February 2018 at 17:04

      Because I'm well off I add all my diocesan salary, Mass stipends and stole fees to the parish account. I realise that 99% of my brother priests are in a position to do that and OLAS said that the labourer is worthy of the hire.

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  15. From todays blog clearly either Tom Deenihan has resigned from ministry or needs to resign from his involvement with primary schools. Step away from the children now.

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    1. Maybe he needs put a distance between him and seminarians?

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    2. Why the hell should a childless priest be involved with primary schools? It's obscene!

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    3. Or between himself and a mirror? His eyes look in two directions. One is focussed on Cork, the other on Ross. He can multi-task.

      The reason I make these lookist remarks is because I wouldn't have TD's monumental self-confidence if I looked like that.

      Before anyone asks, I am in fact a bit of an oil painting myself.

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    4. 19.43
      I am not a Tom Deenihan fan because of hus actions. Your comments though are horrible. Be Christain in your posts.

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    5. 17.54 What’s your evidence for such a gratuitous calumny? Shame on you!

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    6. At 23.13
      The answer to your question is in my original post.

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  16. Wouldn't it be a good idea if, on Fridays of Lent some useful reflections were printed to nourish the inner spirit! We have 6 other days to engage relentlessly with our destructive, negative, infantile and gossipy ways. How about abstaining from all of this for, at least one day? We could begin with the Good Samaritan parable - and follow the command of Jesus when he said - "go and do likewise" - i.e - practice compassion.

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    1. The compassion Brendan Smyth and Malachy Finnegan practised?

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    2. Pat 18.43 - You needn't be so smarmy. You know quite well what I'm talking about but you're too busy practising hatred - the antithesis of the gospel of Christ. Stay with your venom and nastiness but don't forget to look into your heart, soul and conscience. You haven't changed since Clonliffe!!

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    3. Great principle that - anonymous comment.

      Of course if you named yourself I might know you and your habits?

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    4. 20.36....Nothing wrong Pat with being challenged by contributors. You should take some criticisms seriously, others just discard. You do not possess the fullness of goodness, truth or humility.

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  17. In response to 13:51
    What is not commented on here enough is the way these scandals destroy people's faith.
    I was a novice in two monasteries: monks of both have been imprisoned and I can asdure you other monks covered up what was happening.
    I have visited other monasteries and have spoken to men now in prison. I have a letter from a novice master (subsequently abbot) now in prison.
    You have to understand how this wears away at you. There were no good men in these monasteries: they were busy covering up.
    A blanket condemnation is the only way ahead.

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    1. 18.49, While I am sorry you experienced such abuse and hurt, I do not accept your "blanket condemnation" approach. Where's the justice in that attitude? What about "innocent till proven guilty" and it's a gross distortion to even suggest that all priests are the same. Yes, my faith has been tested too in many ways, including through an episode of abuse and by the many scandals, but I also witness much good being done by many priests and religious. I hope you find strength and new life.

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    2. Thank you for your frank and kind reply.
      My meaning was that when you go from institution to institution, finding each a worse cesspit than the last, it eats away at any ability to believe it could be different.
      Not all priests are the same, but after my experiences the ones I would trust can be counted on one hand.
      I have commented here before that you can always see the ones who've been abused by the church and the ones who haven't. And the point is people are abused by the church. And belonging to it will forever tar its members with the same brush.
      In 1991 I asked a monk what 'c/o the abbey' means after a monk's name in the Benedictine Yearbook. How he laughed...believe me it's an open secret.

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    3. You, @ 22.25 are what is commonly known as a cynic..

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  18. Why isn't there a blog on Dermot Farrell's choice of venue for his 'invite only' reception after his installation two weeks from next Sunday? It's in the Lyrath Hotel which is 5 Star. Yet the Church expects Norah Casey to be its mouthpiece for raising funds for the Pope's visit? If Ossory has so much money can each diocese not just write a cheque? But seriously, Pat, a 5 star hotel? What's wrong with the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel? The Kilkenny Ormonde hotel? The Newpark Hotel? The Kilford Arms Hotel? Kilkenny River Court Hotel? Hotel Kilkenny? Aspect Hotel Kilkenny? Zuni Hotel? Kilkenny House Hotel? Club House Hotel? Pembroke Hotel? Kilkenny Inn Hotel? ...
    They're NOT FIVE STAR. Has this new Papal Nuncio insisted that Irish Bishops whom he appoints ought to have their receptions in 5 STAR Hotels? Is the Pope that hypocritical? Pretending to have the preferential option for the poor and not living in the Papal Apartments, but insisting that the Papal Nuncio gives an imprimatur to newly appointed bishops having receptions in 5 STAR hotels? It just stinks.

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    1. 19.01: There's nothing wrong with all the hotels you mention. Did you bother to ask relevant authorities about the Lyrath? Perhaps they got the best deal, perhaps the other hotels weren't free or unable to facilitate the event. I don't know. Neither do you. Let's not run away with unjust speculation or wrong judgment. I wish the New Bishop every blessing. I think you should mind your own business....you stink too!!

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    2. Why not a reception for EVERYONE in a church hall?

      They have learned nothing!

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    3. As an ex-President of Maynooth, Farrell is used to a a 5* lifestyle. He's not going to downgrade at this stage.

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    4. He might have to tighten his belt

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    5. Family members will "stand" the reception - - like a wedding reception.

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    6. You're havin' a laff, 00:54

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  19. It's the talk of Kilkenny. You have to RSVP to the lay Diocesan Secretary and also bring your invitation with you on the day of the ordination. We're not sure if we have to bring it to the cathedral or to the Lyrath estate. Even though there are a lot of people going, it's not appropriate to have it in the Lyrath Hotel. It's causing consternation amongst some of the faithful.

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  20. That's one of the worst things I've read on here - sexual abuse aside. Who is paying for the 5 star bash?

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  21. Will Dermot Farrell invite his cousin Monsignor Ledwith? How many are going?

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    1. About 30 or so..

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    2. +Pat, can we organise a booking for a function there too. Some frequent contributors who pay you up front and we show up for our own gathering in the Lyrath, right next to Farrell...

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  22. Can some Meath priests attending bring a plus one? Will there be a motor stop for some on the way back to their diocese?

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    1. There will be egg and onion sandwiches and chowder bean soup.

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  23. Westminster parish priest (northern pastoral area)22 February 2018 at 20:17

    It's the same in Westminster Cathedral at big events. Bigwigs who never darken the door get tickets for the ticket-only events and regular Massgoers, even those who live in the Cathedral parish and go to Mass daily are told they can stand in the Plaza outside. That's how they handled the funerals of Basil and Cormac, the installation of their successors and the visits by HMQ, JPII and Benedict.

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    1. Westminster parish priest (northern pastoral area)22 February 2018 at 20:51

      Never.

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    2. Never go to a big public funeral (unless you are in the immediate family)
      Sit on warm sofa with mug of hot tea and butteted hot pancake and see funeral on TV.
      Makes the whole thing more bearable..
      Don't stand outside church in the rain.
      That is my advice .. Works every time..

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    3. They are already revolting...with their feet, and in droves.

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    4. People with "revolting" feet should wash them in hot soapy water before bedtime and not wear the same socks more than two days before washing them too. This is highly recommended as you may cause the room to stink.

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  24. Will the Cullinan sextet be performing at the episcopal ordination. The good citizens of Ossory will be treated to a 5 star extravaganza of ecclesiastical melodies and perhaps a solo piece with Phonsie himself.

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    1. "I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair and send him on his way...! from the show Carousel.

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    2. South Pacific

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    3. Apologies.... "I'm gonna wash that man." is NOT from Carousel!
      It is from "South Pacific"
      My mistake..

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  25. It used to be 'My Way', fancies himself as Old blue eyes

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    1. I was a contemporary of Phonsie in Maynooth though not a classmate. He used to sing "My Way" in the Maynooth Song Contest and he may even have won it one year.

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    2. Tom Fee's party piece was "The Old Orange Flute". I once saw him perform it for a small gathering of seminarians in Maynooth. He did it very well and put everyone, including himself, into a good mood.

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    3. I was a classmate of Phonsie. He was remarkably guarded, inscrutable and hard to get to know. He was a mature student. They tended to sail through, mostly. The Deans tended to back off, keeping the mind games for 18 year olds fresh out of diocesan colleges.

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  26. Pat can you find out (A) how many are going to the 5 Star Lyrath estate for Dermot Farrell's installation and (B) how much it is costing and (C) Who is paying for it?

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  27. Could you also ask the Nuncio's Office if the Papal Nuncio will be going and if not will he donate the cost of his entertainment at the 5 Star hotel to Trocaire? it is during Lent after all.

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    1. I stopped giving to Trocaire when I heard that the bishops charge Trocaire €800k rent annually to be in the otherwise unused Long Corridor in Maynooth, having forced them to move from Booterstown.

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    2. Do you mean 800 thousand euro annually? To rest a few rooms

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    3. Trocaire rents almost all of the top floor of Long Corridor, about forty rooms in total.

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    4. On Magna Cartar's basis of 40 rooms, and the Anon rates of €800k/yr that €54/room/night... not bad for a building normally rented as b+b. Still Maynooth campus would be better off as a Refugee centre... see how that matches Trocaire's ideals

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  28. Maybe the former Mons Ledwith will fund some of the costs of the bash from the enormous pay off he got from Maynooth

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  29. 21.02 I’m sure the little or nothing that you put on the Church plate will go a really long way towards the cost of the reception (not). You are just an old fart complaining for the sake of complaining.

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  30. Yesterday I foretold that the constantly mentioned "compassion" being bandied around on the blog would be shortlived. Need I say more?

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  31. I agree with my brother priest from Westminster. There is certainly elitism when it comes to the big events. Obviously politics or playing political cards comes into play as a way of keeping close to The Establishment. The poor buggers ( and I mean poor) who fill the coffers every Sunday are treated as second class catholics when the big showpiece events occur. Shame of the folks in Ambrosden Avenue.

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    1. Yes, clerical spongers are not always grateful to those they sponge off.

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  32. It’s possible Dermot Pius will pay for the reception himself. He’s a hard work and comes from good stock around Castletown Geoghegan. Beef to the heels like the Mullingar heifer. And he’s been saving up for many a long year. A lot of begrudgers vocal today.

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  33. Pat, I cannot imagine that it is enough just to put facts out there. Yes, things need to be uncovered but we need to offer some hopeful response also as we go along. Thanks

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  34. Tick-tock. In 2016 Kerry diocese announced that Sean Jones would be ordained a priest in 2017, the first such ordination in ten years. It's now 2018 so eleven years have elapsed.

    Can we now, finally, conclude that Sean Jones' ordination will not proceed, thanks to Pat? Likewise with Michael Byrne?

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  35. Tick-tock. In 2016 Kerry diocese announced that Sean Jones would be ordained a priest in 2017, the first such ordination in ten years. It's now 2018 so eleven years have elapsed.

    Can we now, finally, conclude that Sean Jones' ordination will not proceed, thanks to Pat? Likewise with Michael Byrne?

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  36. The disappeared 3rd Seminarian is the reason why no one else can do cpe in America, he got seminary council to pay for his flight and then upgraded to first class and went on a gambling session in Atlantic city. He claimed over five thousand from the College authorities.

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  37. Investigate his apartments in Rome and Bratislava.

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  38. The disappeared 3rd Divine Seminarian has a international subversive record.

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  39. The disappeared 3re Divine Seminarian only got caught last November for his subversive heterosexual activity. Thats a record for over 5 years this seminarian engaged in a lifestyle of fast women, fast cars and don't mention his secret pent hse apartments in which he encapsulated the movie fifty shades of grey.

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  40. This seminarian has frequent trips to his pent hse apartment in Bratislava.

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  41. That seminarian will go down in the history of the College for waking up the President at 3am two years ago and not getting caught for 5 years.

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  42. His Manor Mills apartment was the place to go for pre drinks for the Roost and afters.

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  43. One time seminary council became very suspicious of this specific seminarian over disappearing from seminary, so he booked himself into the Blackrock clinic for 10 days to reduce the suspicion.

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  44. Collins or Prior had no idea of the Manor Mills apartment.

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  45. I seen his snap chats always on the pull either Roost or interestingly a new adventure Dicies DUblin.

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    1. “...I seen his snapchats.. “

      Dear oh dear, more infantile standards and more to keep poor Ronan turning in his grave and To give poor Niall sleepless nights.

      O tempora. O mores.

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    2. Guilt about his behaviour in Maynooth keeps poor Niall awake at night.

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    3. Guilt about his behaviour in Maynooth keeps poor Niall awake at night.

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  46. Pat investigate what hapoended to this disappeared 3rd divine seminarian.

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  47. This Seminarians was always in the Oratory at 6.30am thats how seminary council couldn't catch him. He always looked fresh in the mornings.How did he do it.

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  48. That disappeared seminarian got off with many a one in the back seat of his car which had tinted windows. He was awful fond of the german girls.

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  49. It appears that an in-patient in the Central Mental Hospital has stumbled upon this blog.

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  50. You mean that seminarian lived a double life, one was seminarian and the second was Stiffener from American Pie the Weddings.

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  51. I saw from his snap chat story he didn't go home alone on Monday Night , Mischief Night Club.

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  52. He looked very worried the week before he disappeared, maybe he was having awful trouble with the woman.

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  53. How the hell did he get away with all this subversive activity and nights out for 5 years, beyond me.

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  54. I know why he disappeared Interpol and the Revenue are after him.

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  55. Please contact missing persons if he is discovered.

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  56. Pat why did this seminarian suddenly disappear last Monday.

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  57. Think he decided to leave after his two besties did. One was kicked; the other chose soon after.

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