Monday, 21 May 2018

FILIPINO PRIEST MURDERED FOR HAVING SEX WITH EIGHT WOMEN




PAT:

The Filipino news media is saying that Father Ventura was shot because he had had affairs with eight women.
Some of these women are reputed to be the wives of local policemen, soldiers, and influential people.
In places like the Philippines, they are slow to use legal remedies to sort out their problems.
They are inclined to pat local policemen, soldiers, and hired guns to resolve their issues.


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THE NEWS REPORT BELOW PRESENTS THE STATEMENTS BY THE LOCAL rc BISHOPS:



"Priest shot dead after Mass in Northern Philippines
Father Mark Anthony Yuaga Ventura was the second Filipino priest to be killed in four months



A Catholic priest was shot and killed after saying Mass in the northern Philippine town of Gattaran in Cagayan province on April 29.
Police said Father Mark Anthony Yuaga Ventura, 37, was shot twice by a lone gunman.
The priest was blessing children who attended the Mass while talking to members of the choir when a man in motorcycle helmet approached him.
Father Ventura sustained gunshot wounds to the head and chest and died at the scene, according to the police.
The assailant walked out of the gymnasium, where the Mass was held, and fled on a motorcycle with an accomplice.
Minutes after the shooting, pictures uploaded on social media showed the lifeless body of the priest on the ground near the altar.
Father Ventura, known for being an anti-mining advocate and for his work with tribal people in the province of Cagayan, was ordained a priest in 2011.
He was director of San Isidro Labrador Mission Station based in the nearby village of Mabuno. He used to be rector of the St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary in the town of Aparri.

Bishops, activists condemn 'evil act'
The country's Catholic bishops deplored the killing of Father Ventura, saying that they were "totally shocked and in utter disbelief to hear about the brutal killing."
"We condemn this evil act," read a statement signed by Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao, president of the bishops' conference.
The prelates appealed to authorities "to act swiftly in going after the perpetrators … and to bring them to justice."
The priest's killing "set a new high to the epidemic of impunity and barbarity that has been set upon the country," read a statement from activist group Makabayan.
The opposition Liberal Party also condemned the killing and called on authorities to "capture and prosecute" the killers and not treat the priest's death as "just another death under investigation."
"We hope that Father Ventura's death is not a reflection of our nation's character in light of the recent actions of the government against Sister Patricia Fox," read the party's statement.
Sister Fox, an Australian missionary who has been working in poor communities in the Philippines in the past 27, was ordered to leave the country last week for joining protest rallies.
The youth group Anakbayan blamed President Rodrigo Duterte's administration for the priest's killing because of what the group described was its "fascistic, tyrannical, and mafia-style rule."
"Its fascist campaign has rendered people from the religious sector as legitimate targets of killings, intimidation, and harassment for speaking up not only against the madman's bloody war on drugs but also against the social and political injustices perpetrated by the regime," read the group's statement.
The Philippine National Police has already ordered the creation of a special investigation task group to look into the killing of Father Ventura".


Police confirm Fr. Ventura's supposed illicit affairs part of probe
Published May 21, 2018 11:46am 
Police on Monday confirmed that the supposed illicit affairs of Father Mark Anthony Ventura are only among the angles being looked into in the priest's killing last month.
Chief Superintendent Jose Mario Espino, director of Cagayan Valley Police Regional Office, told Dobol B sa News TV that the supposed illicit affairs of the priest with at least eight women are based on information gathered by the Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) formed by the Philippine National Police to investigate the priest's death.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday presented a matrix titled Possible Motive (Love Triangle) in his speech during the fiesta celebration of Tabongon town in Cebu.
Duterte said that the matrix shows that a priest named "Fr. Mark Anthony" could have been killed because of the suspected illicit affairs.
The matrix showed that the priest had illicit affairs with at least eight women.
Duterte said among the women in the matrix are married to a vice mayor, a policeman, a soldier, and a businessman.
Ventura was killed late April after officiating a Mass at the town gymnasium of Gattaran in Cagayan province.
"'Yan pong mga ganyan, part po ng imbestigasyon. 'Yan din po ang nakukuha naming information sa baba, so may ganon pong anggulo na 'yun po ang tinitingnan natin," Espino said, referring to the supposed illicit affairs of the slain priest.


He explained that investigating teams usually come up with matrices to zero in on possible angles and suspects, particularly in slay cases.
Espino said the angle of personal grudge in the priest's killing may fall under the love angle.


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FIRST MEETING OF MAGHERAFELT PARISHIONERS HELD LAST NIGHT (MONDAY)
The first meeting of CONCERNED MAGHERAFELT PARISHIONERS took place last night.

I traveled to Magherafelt to be part of the meeting and to listen to the views of those who attended.

Tomorrow's Blog (Wednesday) will give a full account of the meeting and the views of those involved.



FATHER GATES HAS COOKED UP A PROPER STORM


FATHER GATES MEETING TOOK PLACE LAST NIGHT - MONDAY.

FULL UPDATE - WEDNESDAY BLOG.

57 comments:

  1. Australian archbishop Philip Wilson guilty of concealing child sex abuses.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-44205985

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  2. Shooting someone is never right. But should the state and vacatian not condemn the priests activity as well. The attitude to sexuality in the church needs sorting. This on its own may not sort the over the top activity of some.

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  3. 'Father Ventura, known for being an anti-mining advocate and for his work with tribal people in the province of Cagayan'. That says much more about the potential reason behind his death than some slurs by the dictator brute Dodirty and his henchmen.

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    1. You have a point.

      Dodirty is virulently anti-LGBT, too.

      A very nasty piece of work altogether, by certain accounts.

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    2. You share so much in common with him then Magna - nasty piece of work. You are only pro LGBT when it suits you. Deep down you don't know what you want. I'll treat you to a one way ticket to the Philippines

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    3. 15:26, I am supportive of LGBT equality. I believe that loving, monogamous, gay relationships, like any other such relationship, can be the ground of holiness...with one qualification: that those within them should aspire to chastity.

      Love and romance? Fine.

      Should gay couples succumb to sexual temptation, it isn't the end of the world. Simply repent and try again.

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    4. Mommie Dearest22 May 2018 at 22:27

      Now Magna darling, you really must try not to be bitter. After all you are now a homosexual yourself and while apparently it can be quite different or even difficult to start off with, you will get used to gay sex. And if you can't manage it I'm sure the nice readers on the bishop's blog will be able to give you any tips you need.

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    5. Oh, mommie dearest! You've always wanted a trophy gay son. And I couldn't oblige!

      Why, mommie dearest? Why couldn't you accept me as I am? A boring hetero?😆

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  4. Sean Page, you show the Irish obsession with sex and inability to see the real evil here.

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    1. 8.50 Why is so much bother in the church sex related. How many entries on this blog refer in some form of sexuality or sexual practice. Obsession my a*see Ooops Freudian slip or what

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    2. https://gulfnews.com/news/asia/philippines/philippines-to-investigate-killing-of-priest-1.2214036

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    3. Sean Page, you are missing sheer evil, a string of priests assassinated for criticizing the mining industry.

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  5. I bet Ciaran Dallat is relieved that he doesn’t live in the Philippines!!

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    1. Maybe we could send him there on the Missions?

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    2. Pat, if you had 5 minutes and given the subject of the blog namely the murder of someone in the Philippines, do you not think that comment is beneath you?

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    3. Why...do you know what was on Pats mind there?
      I took it that there were plenty of willing women there.
      What’s your take ?

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    4. Did anyone here state that he did? No, I thought not.
      14 .18 don’t really care who you are...or if you real or not.
      Your comment not really necessary.

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    5. @ Pat 11:55, that’s a great example of the compassion you keep telling us you have in abundance for everyone.

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  6. Would be more interested in that Australian archbishop.
    Why is the Catholic Church such a hypocritical church...not to mention evil.

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    1. Understandable.

      But evil is evil whether in the Philipines or Australia.

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    2. Could we not send Fr Gates on the Missions too. It might teach him some manners

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  7. I hope Pat you are aware if all privacy laws under NEW DATA PROTECTION. You'd be well advised to seek legal advice as there are some who are ready to take civil action re: transgression of privacy and potential defamation, intimidation and harassment....

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    1. I have received advice from government and other sources.

      The fact that the Blog is not an organisation and that it makes no money is a major aspect.

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    2. 12.22: You had better check again Pat. You should be very very careful. Is not the blog the possession of you, the proprietor of the Oratory Society and therefore because you receive income, you are ultimately accountable for what is printed?

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    3. This is Pat's blog, not the Oratory Society's blog.

      Data protection applies to organisations not individuals. The real people who should be afraid are the Dioceses... those limited companies with their little black files of unfounded opinions supported by rumour, gossip and Tom Deenihan's magazine clippings.

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    4. The Oratory Society has no connection with this Blog.

      It is a personal blog.

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    5. 20.08: How pathetic a comment. Think we're dealing with an ignoramus - you!!

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    6. @23.09 Who is 20.08?

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  8. The Real Sr. Mary22 May 2018 at 14:18

    Whatever the rights and wrongs regarding this Priests conduct he didn't deserve to die like this. (The Real Sr. Mary

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    1. 14.18 If the priest was guilty of the affairs surely he was already dead.

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    2. Not in the physical sense though.

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  9. Was that a picture of Fr Gates on Ready Steady Cook? It always seems to be about him doesn’t it and him wanting to be the centre of attention and crave popularity. Sad little man.

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    1. 15.35: Have you nothing more elucidating, inspiring or worthwhile to offer than this juvenile s***e? You imbecile.

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    2. 15.35: You seem like a sad, little old woman with such empty headed, childish, ignorant commentary.

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    3. 17.59 is a tad annoyed Pat
      Any idea why ?
      Suppose the 10 th ofJune will tell a tale.

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    4. 18.01 sounds like a proper gobshite all together.

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    5. 20.27, I agree but like many others on this blog, he/she is in a legion of gobs****s, including you. Ha, ha, ha.....

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  10. Sr. Mary is it not time for knitting hour, candle making or washing up in the kitchen. Poor Father also needs his socks darned and his y fronts mended. No slacking now. Is it true you are fond of a wee nip of brandy in the afternoons, evenings and at nighttime - in fact all day long Sister including breakfast,

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  11. I’m sure tomorrow’s blog on Magherafelt will include the names of the parishioners next to ‘their’ views on Fr Gates. If not, this cannot be seen as reliable and you Buckley cannot be taken seriously. People should be held accountable for their views.

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  12. 16.02 The only one that isn't being held to account here is Fr. Gates. I think the readers on the blog will decide what is reliable, not you.

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    1. @16.02 People should be held accountable for their actions.

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  13. You need to buy a conscious Buckley, cause your an evil being with not one ounce of religion or faith in your body!

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    1. Somebody is cross Pat...now I wonder who that could be?

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  14. @16:02 you state: "People should be held accountable for their views", and yet you post anonymously. Are you blind to the irony?

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    1. 18 27 You make a good point M or rev anonymous

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  15. 2 shots 2 hits doesn’t strike me as a crime of passion: it’s a professional job.

    Annoyed husband is more likely to unload the gun in the general direction of said Priest!

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  16. Two questions Pat. If a member of your congregation had complaints about you how would you feel about Bishop Boyce travelling to Larne.

    And if there was trouble and gossip in a Presbyterian congregation in Magherafelt and they approached you would you blog about and organise meetings? I bet you would not, on ecumenical grounds.

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    1. This is not about +Pat and what he would do in hypothetical situations. The issue is Fr. Gates and how his parishioners don't want him as PP

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  17. Most of us living in the uk or Ireland do not understand the Filipino way of living...their use of guns to settle their differences or their loose sexual exploits.
    So really why the priest got shot is a mystery to us.

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  18. Frankly, +Pat, I am tired of this Fr Gates. I hope you have something interesting to report tomorrow.

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    2. Magna @ 22.39 You know what you can do if you don't like it. It beats listening to your shit all the time.

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  19. Poor you 22.29 ...what about the disgruntled people living in Magherafelt....do they not matter to you ?
    Unfortunately we need to discuss how parishes are run or how they are abused.
    And good for Pat...trying to help us all understand the non running of a parish.
    It could have been your parish that is upset...so leave Pat alone.
    He is being a compassionate listener,much more than the Pp did....he ran for the hills when the going got tough.

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  20. Your next article might follow on with this one from the BBC

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-44209971

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  21. ... and why would the President himself become involved in explaining the POSSIBLE circumstances of the murder of a priest who was a pain in the side of the government? This post is beneath contempt. May his soul rest in peace.

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  22. What post are you referring to?

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