Sunday, 11 March 2018

THE SUNDAY WORLD STORY




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"A CATHOLIC CLERIC wanted for questioning over a string of alleged child sex crimes in Belfast may soon face extradition from his bolthole in continental Europe, The Sunday World can reveal.

The veteran priest who is in his 70's is being sought by detectives from the PSNI Care Unit at Garnerville in east Belfast.

A former Parish Priest, he was stood down - without prejudice - by the church two years ago following a complaint of historic sex abuse allegations.

He had been living in a residential home but quit the home and headed to warmer climes in Europe.


Cops are keen to quiz the cleric about a number of sexual assault allegations including one involving an 11-year-old schoolgirl.

The incident allegedly happened when he was based in a parish in Belfast in the late 1970s. And the Sunday World has been made aware of at least two other alleged cases involving the retired priest.

But before police were able to speak to him, the priest upped sticks and moved to the continent.

A middle-aged Catholic woman who spoke to The Sunday World claims she made a formal complaint about him to the police more than nine months ago.

But yesterday she hit out at the lack of progress in the case.

A mother of three grown-up children, she told The Sunday World: "I have been waiting for the best part of a year now for this investigation to progress, but it appears to have hit a brick wall".

"It is extremely stressful and very unfair. I have been waiting nine months now but in reality I have been waiting 40 years".

The Sunday World understands the priest - who is a keen golfer - is currently living in a luxury apartment on the continent. He headed for the sun as pressure grew for him to be interviewed by the PSNI.

SUFFERING

We also learned that through his solicitor the priest recently informed the PSNI he was suffering from an undisclosed ailment and was receiving treatment in a clinic.

A solicitor acting for the cleric told The Sunday World yesterday that his client wasn't well enough to return to Belfast at the moment.

"We have been in constant communication with the PSNI over this matter, including the police with detailed medical information, he said".

"We are keen to progress this matter as soon as possible - if and when my client is well enough to travel".

The priest's name is still registered on a diocesan website as a serving priest. In a calling which lasted over 50 years, he served in parishes across a number of counties and in various parts of Belfast.


In 2016 a local bishop arrived unannounced at the house where the priest was staying. He was accompanied by a Canon Lawyer in the Catholic Church.

Following a heated row, the ex-parish priest collected his belongings and left, never to return. A substitute curate took over his Easter duties.

For a while, the priest lived at a Church linked residential home - but he soon left for mainland Europe where he has the use of an apartment.

In a major development this week an officer from the PSNI Care Unit informed the priest's solicitor that if his client doesn't return then investigating officers will travel to Europe to speak to him.

And if necessary they will also begin extradition proceedings to bring him back to Belfast.

In an interview with The Sunday World this week, another woman said she made a formal complaint to the police in regard to the priest nine months ago.

She alleged he sexually molested her twice when she was 11. At the same time, the mother of three also notified the Catholic Church.

And she immediately assigned the services of a social worker specialising in trauma as the result of sexual abuse. Church officials also arranged counselling sessions for her at the Good Shepherd Family Centre on Belfast's Ormeau Road.



The woman claimed she was sexually assaulted in a Parochial House after earlier asking her and her friend to run an errand. The priest approached the girls, she said, as they made their way through the church grounds.

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According to the woman the second and more serious assault allegedly took place in the hallway of the property. It happened, she claimed, as the priest instructed the other girl to leave.

The alleged victim further claimed that he gave each of the girls a present of a small Catholic Mass missal. And when she got home her mother witnessed her ripping out pages and throwing them into the coal fire.

Despite being highly traumatised by the experience, she never told anyone. But five years later - when she was 16 - she plucked up the courage to tell her mother after she refused to take a Mass Card to the Parochial House. And later the same evening, she also informed her father.

 Through their parish priest, she claims, he parents were able to arrange a meeting with the then bishop of Down and Connor Patrick Walsh. 

WALSH


They say that after listening intently, as they disclosed the details of their daughter's alleged ordeal, the bishop blessed them both, but little was done about the allegations at the time. 

Within in days, he was moved to another parish outside Belfast.

But last night - the complainant - who asked to remain anonymous - expressed anger and frustration at the lack of progress in the case.

"I'm well aware that this is a historic case. But there were good reasons

 why I never went to the police before. she said.

"But I always intended to make the complaint when I was ready", she said. This took its toll on me and my relationships with my family and friends and now I need it dealt with.

"I recently told my children what had happened to me. I asked for their support in seeing this through and they are fully behind me".

"I plucked up the courage to go to the police and also to go to the Church, but this isn't going anywhere at the moment. Nine months is too long to wait", she said.

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106 comments:

  1. More power to the PSNI.

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  2. Why are you asking people to contact you when it is clear a police investigation is going on ? They should contact the police directly .

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    1. I'm giving them a choice.

      Some people need help with contacting the police.

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    2. Even now there are some in NI who are wary of contacting the police and may need a friendly voice to encourage them to do so.

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    3. Next time I have a car accident I must remember to ring Pat first as he would be a friendly voice to encourage me to contact the police.

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    4. Is there a difference between a car accident and asking the PSNI to investigate an intra-Catholic abuse case, especially in Rasharkin? As you know all the answers the answer will probably be no.

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    5. A car accident and reporting Catholic clerical abuse to the PSNI are a bit different.

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  3. Should the Bishop and PSNI not have joined forces in approaching the priest in question instead of leaving the door open for him to escape to Spain. Arranging counselling sessions for the lady is to me an indication of sharing blame.

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    1. There is no evidence he 'escaped to Spain as he often had a holiday in Spain. Could you refrain from jumping to major conclusions when you know very little about the case. You seem to want to stick your nose into everything especially when it's not wanted. Let the PSNI deal with it.

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    2. 11.33 Who exactly wants me do or not do what. Names please. This blog is for comments including yours. The story is in the public domain. Bishop and canon lawyer went to the house. Allegedly there was a row and Fr disappeared never to return. You explain it.

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  4. As a Catholic I can tell your readers that not only I but most of my friends are becoming increasingly disgusted with the behaviour of our senior clergy.
    Seems that the so called good name of the church took priority over everything else.

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    1. I'm afraid you are right.

      There was also the question of supporting the priest instead of the victim.

      This involved moving accused priests from parish to parish and a new cycle of abuse beginning.

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    2. The policy of protecting the good name of the Church has backfired totally when you consider the global association of clergy with child abuse.

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  5. I hate that reported response from Patrick Walsh... that he offered them a prayer and sent them on their way. All too often senior clergy think a prayer alone is appropriate. John Buckley did the same thing to me when I told him that I was abused. He offered me a prayer and no action.

    When will senior clergy begin to understand that to live a life of Christian witness we need to act as if everything depends on us and pray because everything depends on God. I.e; BOTH action and prayer is needed.

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    1. Poster @12:00 - totally agree. Horrified also at Walsh’s “response” which was a non- response.

      But that’s typical of Walsh - the pious fraud that he was/is. As if his “blessing” was going to do a button of good or protect anyone else from abuse. Astonishing!

      Walsh’s cloying “piety” and religiosity make me sick. He wasn’t so “holy” when he was shredding teenage boys in St Malachy’s College, Belfast in the 1970’s.

      Those diocesan colleges were all the same. They were run by dog-collared sadists, like Walsh and Finnegan, mincing around in black skirts, who got their rocks off instilling terror and fear into boys and - in the cases of those schools run by nuns - girls.

      Wicked bastards and cruel bitches. Some of them were just evil and they shouldn’t have been allowed to set foot in schools, never mind teach and be in charge of them.

      Malachy Finnegan added sexual abuse to his crimes but physical abuse, often brutal, was the order of the day in St Colman’s, St Malachy’s, Garron Tower, St Columb’s in Derry, etc., etc.

      Disgusting but typical response of that fu***r Walsh to offer his limp-wristed “blessing” (curse) to the family of that 11 year old child, rather than deal properly with Murray.

      F**king shower of evil bastards the whole damned lot of them. Hell won’t be full ..... they really have no concept of evil at all do they?

      I hope the Sunday World and police visit Walsh too. It’s not too late to lock that miserable old bastard up yet.

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    2. I imagine Paddy "Sniffalottapuss" Walsh will also have to be called as a witness during any possible legal proceedings.

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    3. Given the revelations of physical brutality at Colman’s by Mary McAleese’s brother, the Spotlight could swing towards St Malachy’s in the 1970’s when Paddy Walsh was president. He could end up not as a witness but as a defendant.

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  6. The victim was expected to keep quiet, especially if you were a woman.
    I remember a priest visiting my home when I wasn’t long married...in the 60s.
    He gave me a disapproving look when I laughed out loud with a young man who had called to chat to my husband about something.
    He also gave me a disapproving look when I dared to be at a friends wedding a few days, possible a week, before my baby was born.
    Apparently he is still alive, so I’m hoping he has learned to respect women..
    Got the impression then that I was supposed to keep a low profile in life.
    No it didn’t work.

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    1. I bet he still gives women the creeps... and men.

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  7. Mary McAleese on RTE radio this morning said her brother was physically seriously and sadistically abused by Malachy Finnegan in St Columbs. Only told his family now

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    1. This allegation might be the sole reason that McAreavy resigned last week. Now he is not expected to respond and he can walk away without having to be tackled by McAlease.

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    2. I hope he - and others - will be able to claim compensation for such despicable abuse.

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    3. I’m sure McAreavey went outside and shat himself in fear and trembling over Mary McAleese. Catch yourself on @12.51

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    4. Yes @13.29, compensation is the answer to everything it seems these days.

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    5. At 16.16,

      If you were a bishop and got that allegation I'm pretty sure you wouldnt have time to get outside before you shat yourself

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  8. Mary McAleese is finding another stick to beat the Church with. She is a parasite. Last week women and homophobia and now this week Fr Finnegan. What will it be next week??

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    1. Finding out your youngest brother was abused is hardly a stick to beat anyone with!

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    2. @ 13.08
      Well said, Pat!
      It's so easy to project the blame for someone's else's crimes and use it as an excuse for one's own stance towards the Church. Some people behave as if two wrongs make a right. They don't

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    3. I read the report in the Irish independent 12.40, found her comments very interesting.

      Mary Mc Aleese is a committed Catholic but like most of us she does not have to agree with everything the pope says.

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    4. A committed Catholic (ROFL) does not receive Communion in a Protestant Church. She is an a la Carte Catholic picking and choosing what she wants, a bit like Pat. I’m sure she would fit well into your oratory in Larne, you are well matched.

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    5. 12:40 is such a caricature of a response that one suspects its motivation is to galvanize support for M. McAleese. Otherwise it’s a risible rant.

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    6. Pat @ 13.08 did you not get a hiding like many of us at school without any sexual abuse by teachers? Did my sister or yours run to the Newspapers and broadcast media about it years later? Then why is McAleese any different?

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    7. Exactly 15:06, lay and clerical teachers in my Catholic school were notoriously quick with the strap and in some cases punches and kicks. Should the thousands who got this stuff every single day go to the papers?

      What's Mary McAleese's point. Finnegan is dead and gone and has faced the Heavenly judge.

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    8. Totally agree with 15.06

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    9. What's an a la carte Catholic, 15:01? Oh! You mean a Catholic who picks and chooses what he or she wants to believe rather that being portentously told by Rome of one's 'obligation' to believe everything that comes out of that *****'* mouth?

      Well, funny you should think that, because this is precisely how Rome has behaved towards Jesus' express teaching.

      Yes, funny that.

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    10. 15:06, and do you believe the hidings you got at school were morally ok? Did they make you the man or woman you are today? An absolute asshole, in other words?

      That bastard Finnegan thought nothing of beating boys to unconsciousness. Why would he? He was a priest of the Roman ***** and, being ontologically superior, could do no wrong.

      Doubtless, you f**k*n' arrogant prick, you would have told those boys to 'man up!' Wasn't this the current idiomatic wisdom? To blame a child for his or her beatings rather than the big, fat, smelly, lumbering perpetrator who towered over his terrified prey and showed just how much of a man he was by beating the shit out of children?

      Yes, you impress me as much as men like Finnegan.

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    11. Sounds as if you've been on the bottle too much today Magna judging by your abusive language. Using such expletives rather defeats your arguments. Who is going to take a drunken idiot with such a vile tongue like yours remotely seriously.

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    12. No, 18:29, using those expletives is not argumentatively self-defeating, but self-honest: they actually contribute to the argument by validating it emotionally.

      To suggest, as you do, that argument should be devoid of feeling is inhuman. Are you really so thick, so 'Vulcanesque', as to believe that such matters can always be expressed dispassionately?

      You're as much an idiot as that other poster.

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    13. Magna @ 20.11 I think most of us on the blog know who the real idiot is on here and that is you. You only have to open your trap for us to see that and you keep letting your mouth run away with you time and time again. So be quiet you drunken fool.

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  9. Discussion around the table yesterday at Mothers Day with all family present. A majority of our family do not attend mass now and the feelings expressed suggested few would trust any priest now. From a once proud and committed catholic family this is a sad turn of events in a few short years. Needless to say we won’t be at the World Family event. Sorry.

    Lurgan Family

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    1. Many families are like yours - good families lost to the Church by abusive priests and cover it up prelates.

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    2. If your Catholic Faith had been stronger and meant more to you (@ 12.40)you wouldn't have let anyone else's shortcomings put you off doing what you know you should be doing. Stop falling back on that well-worn excuse for your laziness. You are fooling no-one on this blog, believe me!
      We have heard it all before .
      If you have reached the age of reason you accept responsibility for yourself and for your children if you have any.

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    3. You are a patronising poster ?????????.13.24
      You type like a priest I met in the 60s.
      We don’t need lectures here.

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    4. @13.44
      But you needed someone to tell you that ... The poster @ 13.24.is telling you the truth. You didn't like to hear it. This is not the 60s, mate!

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    5. 12.40 I'm sure you won't be missed. Sounds like a fabricated story anyhow. If you left on account of this latest scandal your faith can't have been that strong.

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    6. 13.44 You say you don't need lectures but you seem not so bad at lecturing yourself. It makes me laugh when people presume on here it's clerics who are posting!! What a load of old rubbish.

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    7. Yes, 14:38, that is precisely what you have been posting today: 'A load of old rubbish'.

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    8. Lurgan family at 12.40. In my view, you are still able to access grace in the church despite the fact the the local priest or bishop is found wanting. We laypeople can still honour Jesus in the church by being faithful even though the ones who consider themselves 'the elect' err. Perhaps God will bless us even more so.

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    9. Magna at 17.52 who has only surfaced after all day, go back to bed dearie - bear and sore head spring to mind you old soak.

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    10. @18.05 On the contrary He (God) might well ask us why we did not exercise his freely given gift of Free Will and sensing wrong walk away from such a corrupt organisation where clerical child abuse is so rife and where the hierarchy has gone out of its way to hide such crimes from both the laity and the policing agencies thus placing more and more vulnerable members of the church in grave danger.

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    11. Yes, 19.30 that might well be true. But, since all organisations are rife with human corruption, I could be chastised for not playing my small part in the church or doing something to lessen the corruption. Personally, I give no quarter to the airs and graces of clergy men or their devotees, but I have to be merciful somewhere along the line in a sad situation where God is still trying to work through.

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  10. I think we should allow the relevant authorities do the investigations. But I know some victims/survivors may wish to talk with someone else first. I think Pat should refrain from drawing conclusions or putting words in the public domain which have been given in confidence so as not to prejudice proper justice. I agree that the response of the Bishops was/is irresponsible and pastorally very lacking in meaningful support. There is a long journey of healing for survivors, different for each person. I wish we could have A Forum of some kind where all relevant people would gather together with survivors and for once TRULY LISTEN and show TRUE COMPASSION and JUSTICE for all who have been abused. I pray and hope for such a moment for all who are in hurt and pain. I pray too for our Church leaders to "own" their responsibilities. Along with many other priests, I feel a great sadness for all whose lives are very broken through abuse. I feel betrayed by the deviancy and horror of priest abusers. I try to act always with as much kindness and caring for those I am asked to care for in my parish. With the ongoing revelations from Dromore, I often wish I was in another profession.My prayer is presently for all survivors.

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    1. You speak well Father.

      Believe me, I have put very little of what I know in the public domain - for the sake of victims and for the sake of the investigation and justice for all.

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    2. You have hit the nail on the head. That would help victims so much - to be LISTENED to. To be able to tell how the abuse impacted on their lives. Clergy that I have plucked up the courage to talk to about my experience reAlly don't how to react. One actually told me my pain continued because I was so full of bitterness. It's not bitterness, it's HURT. There is such a massive difference. It's the injustice and the non-validation of what happened. Keep up your good work and help restore some faith among Catholic lay people that there are priests who genuinely want to help.

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    3. Roman Catholic priests who want to help, 19:19??!! Are you effing serious? These men are not free to help effectively since their allegiance is to the Roman *****, not to Christ, through their bishops or superiors.

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    4. Magna @ 20.16 You are obviously getting more and more intoxicated the later the evening continues. Just shut your a*s for once in your life and give your mouth a chance.

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    5. Hysterical buffoon, Magna Carta at 20:16, just for once in your life try to stop talking through your h*le.

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    6. So priests don't take a vow of obedience to the Roman ***** through their bishops or superiors?😆

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  11. I believe that a fair number of priests become detached from their affective side fairly early on in ministry. Something seems to die inside these men who started off so idealistically.They seem to cut off their emotions. Could that explain why so many remained silent when abuse was happening? There seemed to be a detachment from and incomprehension of the horrendous emotional pain suffered by victims. Their attitude just seemed to be to get over it or offer it up. I've come across too many dour, sour faced, joyless, cynical clerics and wonder does their way of life contribute to this mindset? Many just seem to act as functionaries and it's obvious that their heart is not in what they do as if it's just a job with few hours and relatively comfortable lifestyle. Some have a highly developed legalistic mindset, as if the canon law code were their gospel.Some priests I've approached just seemed standoffish and put out as if I were wasting their time. It's as if they are trapped in a job and clerical club which unconsciously puts the nuisance laity at arms length. The only use the laity seems to have is the money they contribute. Sadly, some of these unhappy, unfulfilled priests end up drinking or compromising their celibacy promise.I wonder if celibacy were optional, would that help? Might it help some of them to reconnect with their humanity by having a partner to help them stay grounded and on the straight and narrow? I imagine it's quite a challenge being a source of comfort and counsel to others, when your own affective life may be underdeveloped or wizened up and when no one really cares about you and your emotional needs. We all need people to encourage us and also challenge us and often it's an intimate other who can only do that. I suppose there is no easy answer as there are also plenty of unhappy, cranky married curmudgeons out there. Maybe it's just a condition of getting older. Having said that, for every one of these hermetic bachelors sealed off from the everyday struggles of normal family life,there are also very good, open, clued in, selfless, pastoral priests who really love people and do all they can to help and understand them and bring them closer to the Lord.

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    1. I think this is a general problem with religion. Religion can lead to religiosity, and religiosity can be a form of emotional avoidance.

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    2. @13.49 you have solved all the problems of Priesthood, thank you as you seem to be a total authority on it (not). Better to keep your outlandish theories to yourself.

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    3. I would say otherwise 14.44.
      All opinions are welcome here..
      We would have welcomed yours.
      Sounds like you prefer to keep a lid on all things Catholic.
      Like the good servant you are (((NOT)))



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    4. 13.49, more like they value the praise and solidarity of some clerical colleagues and their own possibility of promotion that they will not stand out for justice and fair play. The mentality quickly becomes that of a club esp when a crisis strikes. And if they ever have the courage to stand up, they know that among clergymen their reputation is destroyed and they will never be regarded again.

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    5. 18.12 When a new priest can't to our parish 30 years ago, he stated that his loyalties were to the bishop and his fellow priests. I honestly don't think they would last two minutes if they broke this bond. The rest of the pack would crucify them.

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    6. 13:49, so you believe 'that a fair number of priests become detached from their affective side'. Which is (what?) a nice way of saying that, from a fairly early point after ordination, 'they begin to display possible symptoms of sociopathy, or even psychopathy'.

      As good an argument as any for the abolition of Roman Cathoilc priesthood, since its attritive effects are destructive not only of priests themselves, but of others (especially children).

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  12. Will you attend WMF2018 +Pat?

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    1. I have no intention of doing so.

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    2. IT would appear that not many are planning to attend the WMOF.

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    3. Thanks +Pat. That was me who asked you at 14:12.

      I won’t be attending either.

      I’ve seen the Pope in person before at one of the general audiences while in Rome and it was a special moment but I won’t be bolstering numbers for the Irish Church.

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    4. Really? Then why are the authorities already urgently seeking more and extra offers of accommodation?

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    5. That’s their problem or their presumption.
      Choose either.

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  13. Pat, have you seen the reports on the BBC and the papers about the PP in Hilltown getting a written threat. That's so stupid, Finnegan is nothing to do with him.

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  14. Neither have I
    And I won’t be donating.
    I will meet god in heaven without all this palaver .

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  15. @16.53 Have you ever heard of the sin of presumption

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    1. No , your reverence.1703

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    2. So now we have a new sin.
      The sin of presumption...lol

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    3. No idea Magna what 17 .03 is on about .lol

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    4. Yes 20.10, when it boils down to it in reality Magna is thick as sh*te lol ha ha.

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    5. So what is it, then, 20:19? I notice you didn't (couldn't) answer. G'wan: tell us. Or is it you who's thick as that brown stuff?😆

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    6. Are Catholics so badly catechised now that they haven't heard of the sin of presumption?

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    7. 14:41, well, what is it, dearie?😆

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  16. 16 .44
    You don’t know what was in the letter
    Neither do I.
    Don’t jump to conclusions.
    Agree...it’s not good to get a threatening letter.

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  17. Another sadistic child beater at Garron Tower was Fr Gerard Mc Convill, now retired. He dished out such a severe beating to two boys that he was moved out of the place in quick time and shoved into a parish. He was one evil bastard.

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    1. What sort of "model of priesthood" did these convey? In St Michael's church Enniskillen the priests were preaching "God loves you unconditionally".

      Yet a mile away the priest-teachers of St Michael's College were tearing lumps out of pupils, roaring and shouting and using the strap.

      Thank God that the vocations crisis has mostly ended the use of priest teachers.

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    2. The current Bishop of Cork and Ross pushed a pupil down the stairs at Farranferris, breaking the boy's arm. He could have killed him.

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    3. What years was he there?

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    4. When the nun caught me by the top of my hair and swung me around and around, I was told a couple of years later that she was a sexually repressed frustrated bitch.

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    5. @20:01
      Even between 1999 and 2003 a well known priest who taught in Belfast regularly psychologically abused pupils. He had a terrible temper, smashed things in the classroom and brought his strap to class. Told us he wished he could use it. The things he did and said during my time in the school left their mark on many pupils!

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    6. 19:58, your post should have ended with the word 'priests'.

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    7. @ Magna Carta

      Are you speaking as you know who I am talking about or just correcting me?

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      Name and shame the foul fiend.

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    9. @20:01

      Presumably, that will have to be investigated too if a complaint is made. The sooner the better.

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    10. Charlie Agnew, Paddy Walsh’s mentor, when he was in Garron Tower (he was a founder of the that well known Down and Connor boarding school on the Antrim coast), used to punish boys by taking their trousers and underpants down and putting them across his knee to be “spanked”.

      This is the same Charles Agnew who, as PP of St Michael’s in Belfast, “examined” a young man’s genitals, to see if he had “damaged” himself, after the lad confessed masturbating.

      This is the same Fr Charles Agnew who “pious” sadist, Paddy Walsh, had as his “spiritual director”.

      This is the same Charles Agnew, when his corpse was lying in St Michael’s Presbytery, Jim Donaghy sexually abused a teenage alter boy whom he had persuaded to stay overnight. The lad woke up to find Donaghy naked beside him in his bed.

      Dirty aul Charlie would probably have loved to have joined in, if he hadn’t been in his coffin. I wonder where his soul is tonight?

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    11. 20:17 - yes. His identity is well known.

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    12. No need he is very patient in QUB!

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  18. What years was Fr Gerard was in Garron Tower?

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  19. I agree with 18`57 about McConville at Garron Tower. He slapped me so hard he drew blood. He went way over the score. The other priests seemed decent guys although I was very wary of Charlie Agnew-for different reasons!

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  20. And for tonight's Magna Carta show he's going to sing a rude sing because he likes shocking people:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSrXqOI9988

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  21. Even if Mary McAleese's brother had informed his parents, what could they have done? People were powerless in those days. Even in Edinburgh in the fifties/sixties, I think my working class parents just sent us to (non-denominational) school... and just hoped for the best. Even that was an act of neglect.

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  22. Magna, 20.16: Yes, Magna, there are good priests who truly care. Definitely. However, your torrent of abuse does nothing to help survivors. In fact, you are offensive to them by your very words. You are a drunkard, a fool, and do nothing to earn anyone's respect. You must loathe yourself so much that you resort to this poisonous rant. You are the loser. I doubt if you'd recognose goodness, kindness, truth or integrity if they bit you on the face. You are pitiable. Think you should calm down and look HONESTLY into your own deviancy.

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    1. Truly care, you apologist for clericalism?! Is this why so many of them looked the other way when children were being physically, psychologically and sexually abused? Or why they covered up for other priests by maintaining silence?

      I'll believe that these servants of the Roman ***** care when I see them hanging on that 'old rugged cross'. But don't hold your breath. These spiritually soft bastardos are more likely to be standing at the foot of such crosses jeering at the real Christ-servants hanging on them.

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    2. Magna at 23.48pm: You are such a loveable little rogue after all!! Your nastiness knows no limits, your hatred is unbounded, your vicious offensiveness OTT...But if it keeps you happy, continue to implode....preferably on the edge of a cliff....

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    Why don’t you shut the f up.
    How many times do u need reminding to.
    You love your rants....no one else does.

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  24. Imagine if MC had been ordained? The formation team in Maynooth usually makes bad decisions but booting him out was one of their good ones.

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