Saturday, 12 May 2018

IS ARMAGH DIOCESE IN MELT DOWN?




THE ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ARMAGH IS IN TURMOIL AND IS HEADING FOR A GREAT CRISIS AND SERIOUS MELTDOWN!

The current crisis came to a head when Cardinal Sean Brady was exposed of having locked two little boys in a room - with their parents banished outside - and swore them to secrecy about their abuse by Father Brendan Smith.




He even asked the innocent little boys if they had enjoyed what Father Smith did to them!

He retired in disgrace and now spends his time making appearances at churches and retreats dressed like an aging peacock.

They call him "The Wounded Healer" but he is. in fact, a disgraced company man whose reward will be the reputation for helping to destroy the Irish Catholic Church.

"What would it gain a man if he won the whole world and in so doing lost his own soul"?


Then along comes Rory Coyle, the master of ceremonies to Sean Brady and later to Eamon Martin.




He had to head off into the sunset after showing his "bits and bobs" on a webcam to a former schoolboy to who he had been a chaplain.

£30,000 of Armagh money to a rehab centre in the USA.

Rory was quickly followed by the Keady PP Eamon McCamley who had the misfortune to show his "bits and bobs" to someone who recognized him.




Another £30,000 to the USA.





There is a story circulating among Armagh clergy of a serving priest of the diocese who was sent as a young curate to a parish not far from the coast.

His PP came home one day to find the said curate in bed with three sailors!




The priest has gone on to "do well" in Armagh diocese.


There are constant rumours of the activities of Armagh seminarians.

There are other rumors of sexually active Armagh priests - active mainly with men and other priests and the odd one with a woman.


And then we come to the current case in Magherafelt where a row is raging about accusations of bullying in the parish.


EAMON MARTIN:




Presiding over all this turmoil is Armagh's archbishop - Derry man Eamon Martin.

In recent days I have been talking to some people who know Eamon well and even some people who were at school with him.

The words they use about Eamon are:

- "He is a nice man".

- "He is and always has been fiercely ambitious".

- "He is weak and does not like conflict".


I think they are right that Eamon Martin is probably a decent man and a nice man.

It is not so good if he is "fiercely ambitious".

And it is not good if he is not able for conflict - I mean conflict in the good sense.

When wrong is happening it needs to be addressed and challenged.

Eamon Martin does not seem to have the strength and leadership qualities to tackle all that is going on in the Armagh presbyterate.

A bishop these days needs very strong leadership qualities.

He needs to lead by example and be fearless in tacking wrongdoing and abuse.

Armagh and all other Irish dioceses need prophetic bishops.

 Sadly, I cannot think of one prophetic bishop in the Irish Church at the moment.

And that is why the ship is sinking - and sinking fast.


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NO GATES AT MAGHERAFELT HOLY COMMUNION

The "missing" PP of Magherafelt - Father John Gates - did a NO SHOW at the First Holy Communions in his parish yesterday at 11 am in Magherafelt.


JOHN GATES


Instead, the Communion service was celebrated by the much loved curate of Magherafelt - Father Brannigan.

Also present was the curate of Armagh Cathedral - Father Thomas Mc Hugh - a native of Magherafelt.

TOMMIE MC HUGH
We can report that little Conree Muldoon - who had been banned from Holy Communion by Father Gates was present with his family and received his First Holy Communion.

Below you will see Conree dressed for the occasion and holding the Missal and Rosary I presented him with this week in preparation for the ceremony.

CONREE
And the whole occasion shows that God is a just God.

The innocent child was present and received his First Holy Communion.

The man who tried to stop it all was among the missing.

AND - for those nasty people who tried to suggest that the Muldoons are not people of faith - just have a look at the picture wee Conree posed near in his home - the picture of CHRIST THE KING.

How many modern Catholic homes have a picture in their home symbolizing that Christ is the King of their hearts, home and family lives?



182 comments:

  1. It would appear that every Diocese is in a state of sharp decline and scandal.

    It will thus be interesting to learn in time of what leaks or emerges from Derry and Raphoe respectively.

    I am truly baffled as to why the Priesthood has been a form of attraction sanctuary for gay men both active and non active.

    The daily reports on this blog are something of an excavation project in the sense that you don't know what's going to be unearthed next.

    I wonder after the unearthing is anything actually done to address and subsequently rectify the identified issues?

    Because unless constructive action is taken, talk continues to be cheap - in fact - for nothing.

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    1. “I am truly baffled as to why the Priesthood has been a form of attraction sanctuary for gay men both active and non-active.”

      Perhaps +Pat should ask the priest-psychologist to also reflect on this strange anomaly, which results in the strange goings-on.

      They are often referred to as deeply dysfunctional, but one of Mo’s recently expelled from the Irish College is, apparently, a former barrister

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    2. A lot of barristers are also gay. I’m a barrister myself and never met Conor in the library or anywher else in the courts complex. There is also a high proportion of alcoholics in the law Library.

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    3. Are those guys actually drunk !!
      We were always thinking they were just quirky and odd... Well I never!

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  2. Pat, while criticisms about some issues are important in seeking truth and justice, I feel now that you are on a crusade of exacting a vengeance of sorts. You have literally wiped away any good done and, being done by most priests. You know in the present climate there is a huge anti Catholic sentiment and narrative, much is necessary, but you are fuelling a horrible hatred. As a priest on my own in a parish of 3000 homes, 3 schools and lots of pastoral and administrative work, I find this incessant negativity utterly soul destroying. Admittedly some of the issues are "home made" and unnecessary. However, I am challenged sometimes beyond my capabilities in the face of the ugly, offensive, bigoted and hate filled commentary here. I hope on this Ascension Sunday we call trust in the promise of Jesus to be with us more deeply as we await Pentecost. While some of the presbyterate have caused untold harm and pain, the broad sweep against all of us is very unjust. Also, I wonder how appropriate is it to print photos of individuals? And even of the you g Muldoon boy? I find your agenda distasteful and unnecessary. The cartoon like images are unfair. But you feel you have a mission to fulfil and I pray that you will one day honour THE SACRED MEMORY OF JESUS by being a light to light the nation. It hasn't happened and probably won't ever happen.

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    1. So busy but so much time to read the blog you hate...

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    2. If you're so busy why don't you implore the bishops to put the teaching priests, the desk priests and the sabbtical priests into parishes? Cloyne alone has nine priests who are not in parishes, including in the Roman Curia and another in the Vatican Diplomatic Service.

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    3. So busy ....... yawn!! Plenty of time to sit on a computer. I think you have contradicted yourself and your own argument. Fool!!

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    4. Fr, at 08:55, with respect, there’s no point blaming Pat Buckley. People are going to him now whether you and I like it or not!

      These scandals are real and they are not being addressed. That is the real problem - not this website.

      Many of us priests at the coal face are astonished and deeply disheartened, like yourself, that these cancers are not being treated.

      A group of men, priests and seminarians, are allowed to disseminate a poison that is undermining and destroying the mission and witness, of an entire presbyterate!

      What on earth is going on? I, for one, am absolutely incredulous and I have many years of experience behind me.

      Are high-ranking individuals compromised? I think we need to ask Rome to intervene directly. Decisive action is required. It’s not complicated at all.

      A few seminarians need to be expelled from Maynooth as soon as possible.

      Certain clergy need close scrutiny and their activities monitored, with a view to their removal from ministry, if they are unfit for purpose.

      It’s not rocket science. If Éamon can’t/won’t do it, Rome needs to remove him also.

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    5. The word is that after the World Meeting of Families Tim Bartlett is going on sabbatical.

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    6. @10.41 Totally agree with all you have said and your wise analysis. I am a fellow Priest who is also disheartened and enjoying a rare weekend off. Eamon Martin needs to go and I agree that Rome now needs to step in. Martin is too young, inexperienced and incompetent for his role.

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    7. Pat, I find the previous few comments to be typical of those who sit on the fence. In my comment at 8.55, I was simply meaking the honest point that criticisms are necessary, however unpalatable, and I welcome those as part of renewal. I was also making the point that as we are mostly on our own in busy parishes, it is often difficult to work more creatively and imaginatively for renewal and change. All I can do is my utmost best to care for my parish and it's people. That I enjoy doing but it's very disconserting to have a of us condembed in one sweep. Obviously there are critics who will never be satisfied and who have no capacity for fairness, understanding or sympathy.

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    8. “... the Vatican Diplomatic Service.”

      I imagine that was Mo Gannon’s career objective too.

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    9. Is there NO Council of Priests in each Diocese as they should speak out Now.

      It is Shocking that these Priest can type on this blog about the Cancer but NOT help get rid of it so my advice to you Priests is contact the Bishops concerned or the Papal Nuncio and if still not happy write direct to the Congregation for the Clergy the more letter the quicker the solution is found.

      Remember these guys in the Seminary could be your Deacons or Curate name them to the Papal Nuncio and you can say you are a Priest and he will respect that but as the Bishops what is going on.

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    10. @11.31 You clearly are so busy on a Sunday you poor thing as you where on the computer at 08.55am and now on again at 11.31am. Do you run into the Sacristy computer, have a quick look at the blog and comment between Masses. You seem to have a very busy lifestyle indeed with your 3,000 homes, various Schools, Masses and so on.

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    11. 11.55: I use my own phone. I have free moments in between preparations. I'm not a super hero. I am disgusted at the constant negativity of some who probably only ever criticise but do nothing else. I am concerned about true, meaningful and genuine renewal. That true renewal must begin with me. Thereafter, I try to create a good, caring and welcoming community with and for my parishioners. I certainly will make my views known to my Bishop and Council of Priests, as I've done many times. However, my priority is my parish responsibilities. I was simply making the point earlier at 8.55 that the negativity drains all of us who try our best and, while Pat is not responsible for our problems, he does at times use them as a heavy weapon of condemnation. I engage with this blog to ascertain enlightened ideas, opinion and insight. But I don't always agree with them.

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    12. Happy Ascension day? Just like Joseph Smith the Mormon founder's Gold Plates which ascended to Heaven so did the risen Jesus. Exactly what you would expect if there were no plates or risen Jesus.

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  3. Bishop Pat, I do believe the Archdiocese of Armagh is in trouble and has been for sometime now. A lot of it is down to its present Archbishop, Eamon Martin who has not shown leadership, is inexperienced for his role and is inept and out of his depth. There has been a litany of other ‘goings on’ in Armagh that the laity would be appalled by. Let’s start with the Armagh Farmer who complained to Eamon Martin that one of his young Priests had shown an unhealthy interest in his Son, tried to exchange phone numbers with him and told him not to show it to his parents. That Priest is still in active ministry, features on this blog and is well known to Eamon Martin and he was also very close to Rory Coyle. What did Eamon Martin do in relation to Armagh Farmers complaints - he ignored them and didn’t even acknowledge them by email. In fact Eamon Martin is well known for ignorantly not replying to some correspondents. Then let’s deal with Fr. Joe Quinn from Coalisland (same place where John Gates of Magherafelt comes from) who in the past got a young 16 year old girl pregnant and then paid her off with his own money to keep her quiet. It was all over the local Sunday papers at the time. Incidentally, Joe Quinn was a transient Deacon in Magherafelt parish for a while. Step aside trolly dolly Wilson from Maynooth (also from - you’ve guessed it - Coalisland) and another Seminarian from nearby Moneymore both from Armagh Archdiocese who are allegedly wrecking havoc in Maynooth at present. Now step along Fr. Martin McVeigh former PP of Pomeroy who was leading a meeting for First Holy Communion Parents, sticks a memory stick into his computer for a presentation and up pops gay porn for all to see. The result was Fr. McVeigh ran from the building in embarrassment. What did Eamon Martin do? He moved Fr McVeigh to a parish on the border. Step along one of the curates in Dundalk who has a serious gambling problem which is known to Eamon Martin. The Curate was previously in Tyrone, is a Derry man like Eamon Martin and Martins response was to send him south of the Border to Dundalk. It seems Eamon Martins philosophy is moving them far away across the border. Step along another PP with a major drink and gambling problem who was stationed (wait for it) in Magherafelt for a short stint but now is PP across the border close to the Meath border and not far from Dundalk. Armagh is out of control and it’s Archbishop is out of his depth. I rest my case.

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    1. Joe Quinn! Surprised he hasn’t featured here before.

      An absolute nutcase of the highest degree of nutcase. And a very very DANGEROUS individual. Totally delusional.

      He came to Maynooth from some other seminary and, in Maynooth, it was obvious that he was absolutely barking mad!!

      But they ordained him anyway! This is what happens when you ordain unsuitable men and to say Quinn was unsuitable is to put it very mildly. He’s dangerously mad.

      He’s forbidden to minister but he’s not beyond dressing in clerics and masquerading still as a priest. He should be in a secure unit.

      If Éamon Martin does not intervene and remove from priestly formation some of the current Armagh sems, then indeed there will be further DISASTROUS events to come.

      If he has complaints about the behaviour of a priest towards a young person at WYD from a parent in the diocese - and does NOTHING - then again there will eventually be a catastrophic fallout to come. That priest needs to be carefully supervised at the very least.

      The Church lurches from crisis to crisis and learns nothing. Inept and weak-kneed bishops are indeed a vast part of the problem.

      Éamon needs to grow a pair of conjones and purge the diocese. Let the cards fall where they will but get these men out!!

      If those seminarians referred to are “blackmailing”, call their bluff and, for the good of the Church and the safety of God’s People, GET RID OF THEM!!!

      If you are compromised yourself, you need to get out too. Pronto!

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    2. @10.26 Totally agree with you regarding Quinn, he was in Thurles and was a disaster waiting to happen. 09.09 is totally accurate woth his facts and I wonder if he is a journalist? Would like to hear more from him/her.

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    3. Joe Quinn paid off the schoolgirl with £45,000.

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/priest-got-schoolgirl-pregnant-28527647.html

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    4. Some great fightin' talk from the then Armagh Diocesan Secretary about Joe Quinn wearing clerical attire.

      http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2010/03_04/2010_03_22_UlsterHerald_DisgracedCoalisland.htm

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    5. What ever happened to that Armagh Secretary, Fr John Conway?

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    6. You mean, John Connolly? Disappeared. He was the wounded healer’s Secretary.

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  4. Armagh is and always will be in 'God's' hand just like your life Pat, it has and will continue to have its challenges also.
    I pray today for you Pat that God will melt your heart away from bitterness and bring you the gifts of mercy and compassion.
    You're an angry man with no forgiveness, God bless you.

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    1. I think +Pat is very forgiving. Some abuse is hurled here at +Pat and I see no retaliation of any kind. That is one example. The institutional Church is not forgiving. They are the ones who buried babies in a sewer said single mothers were sinners and their babies were sins. Total muck. This world meeting of families is a farce. Will they visit Tuam when they come over from Rome ?

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    2. Pat. Don’t listen to this soft soap soppy shite. They’re getting it right up them and they deserve it. F**k the lot of them.

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    3. Anonymous 09.34 -- lots of falsehoods in your post

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  5. "... curate in bed with three sailors!"

    Lucky curate.

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    1. Or unlucky sailors, depending on the diocese involved. If Meath or Down and Connor they struck gold.

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  6. There will be much worse to come for Armagh if some present seminarians are ordained. Amy must be seriously compromised by these men. I'd say they have so much information on priests that Amy is blackmailed. Amy already knows that the Xxxxxxx was in a sexual cohabitation with a man pre semimary. How is that priest material? He has made passes at students in Maynooth, the result of one complaint made against him is that Hughie made a "educational settlement deal" to keep the victim quiet.

    Then we have the xxxxxxxx, caught cruising gay bars whilst in seminary, caught in bed with a Cork seminarian but it's the witness who gets expelled. Then we have a serious pending allegation of him in a sexual relationship with a fellow seminarian that has got heavy handed, Mullaney knew all about it but covered it up. Lot of bullying allegations also.

    Mayhem ahead. And it is the bishops who are to blame for destroying the Irish church by doing nothing.

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    1. If what is alleged about these Armagh seminarians is true, they should be out the gates of Maynooth so fast they don’t have time to pack!

      Likewise, right behind them, if what is said is true, should be the President of Maynooth and any priest charged with responsibility for seminarians.

      Clearly there have been problems in Rome that called for decisive action in recent days. It is glaringly obvious too that Maynooth has even more serious issues.

      Appalling. Get these men out! They are a blight upon the Church.

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    2. Cork seminarian? This is news for Cork people. Whom are you talking about?

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  7. @09.16 After reading 09.09’s post I think you need to wake up and really smell the coffee. Armagh has a lot more problems than just “challenges” as you suggest. What really bugs me is why people like 09.16 continually allow themselves to stick their heads in the sand, surely this is partly why we are in the mess we are in!! It’s attitudes like this that makes the cover ups worse rather than better. The ship is sinking, time to clear the decks rather than rearranging the deck chairs onboard.

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    1. 9:53 Keep taking the sleeping medication!

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    2. @11.24 I don’t need any, I sleep very soundly thanks. I can recommend a good remedy if you’ve difficulty sleeping yourself. What a nice sunny day it is.

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  8. 8.55 I have no doubt that you are a Holy and Humble Priest and Thank God for that.
    Ireland needs to Follow Scotland in Safeguarding and more so Seminarians and it is shocking and it is no wonder the English College said the were Laughing but the laity and some clergy are weeping at how the Archbishops and Bishops of Ireland are allowing it to continue.
    I do not like your "Administration" have you not moved forward to Pastoral Councils and Administration Assistant or you still the MR Fixed Priest who does everything.
    Priest should see to the Sacramental Life of the Church the Laity should do the Rest.

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    1. More illiterate posting and displays of ignorance and a very low level of education. It can only be from the Irish gay living in Scotland, who is getting enough sex himself but who also insists on extending his curiosity to the sexual lives of everyone else, and who recommends writing to a papal nuncio as the answer to every problem from piles to headlice and athlete's foot.

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    2. 12.21 for your information I have a degree from Uni and was in Religious Life however made the decision not to live a double life so you have it very wrong.
      You must have an admiration for me because I get the same tripe from you all the time.
      However I think you are a worried Priest or Seminarian.
      Be assured I will do everything in my power to assist the laity in Ireland to get rid of these abhorrent priests and seminarians not like the Parish Priests on here who email the blog but not assist their Bishops and more so laity to get the scourge of these hanger on Priests and seminarians as their number will be up sooner or later and the TWO new Archbishops coming to Ireland may not be current Bishops.

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    3. 13:31 If you have a degree from a university it’s a sadder travesty than the Great Train Robbery.

      Your low level of written English isn’t your biggest problem. Far more incurable is your penchant for intruding into the sexual lives of everyone else and your poor judgement frequently displayd in your naive advice to call in a papal nuncio to cure everything from A to Z.

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    4. The postman empties his bulging sack at the Nunciature every morning.

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    5. 13.31: Your supposed degree from Uni is not evident. Like many others, you probably joined to get your education paid for by the Order, only then to leave. I know many guys who did this and I find it dishonest and hypocritical. Your promise to clean up the Irish Church is so innocuous and delusional. If you are a genuine "reformer" with creative and intelligent ideas, give us your name, as you've nothing to fear, or are you joining Larne Oratory? And, as a priest, I give of my best in carrying out my work, despite great challenges. I welcome criticisms but not the "be assured I'll do everything in my power" type, when probably you remain anonymous and sit on the fence!

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    6. Is it true that papal nuncios can cure piles? You know: just as kings of England and France were popularly acclaimed as healers, through mere touch, of skin disorders, like scrofula?

      I'm bubbling over with excitement here!

      Does our nuncio heal by mere touch, too? Would he mind touching my ass (though I would insist he first wash his hands).

      Just think: I'd no longer need me piles tied.

      God bless the papal nuncio!

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    7. Mommie Dearest13 May 2018 at 23:01

      I told you to eat more fruit, Magna.

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    8. Yes, you did, mommie dearest. And I ignored your maternal advice.

      Mommie knows best. 😆

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  9. 9.09 I do not know the facts you seem to know very well and reading them I see a common theme all Gossips or all Thunder and NO action however I am going to make and excuse for the Farmer and the laity and they sit back and watch Firstly most Admin items go to P.A's and likely the Archbishop never see's it so here is what they do write to the Archbishop / Bishop and copy to Papal Nuncio and if No reply then write to Rome.
    Archbishop Eamon Martin is one of Irelands most talented Archbishops and that is factual maybe the problem is he is too nice for his current position but I think he is waking up very Fast. and will be Irelands Cardinal.
    The New Archbishops and Bishops over the past two years have inherited this mess and hopefully will sort it out.
    remember these actively sexual Priests have rights and they know that so it makes it hard for the Archbishops and Bishops these horrible faceless priest take the Church for what it can and yet look at the people in front of them as it is the money of the Laity.
    Finally like this blog and how excellent it is and THANKFULLY Bishop Buckley is his correspondence with the Archbishops, Bishops and Papal Nuncio although they may not like him they know it is problems but how many bloggers on here have written to the Archbishops, Bishops and Papal Nuncio has the PP at8.55 yet has the time to write here so what they all need is Facts not guess work and action will be taken.
    England, Wales and Scotland STOPPED the America clinic or any clinic it is now out the door ASAP with them all but Canon Law holds things up 6 cases in Scotland awaiting Canon Law and they will come back in favour of the Archbishop / Bishops.

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    1. @10.27 Yes, as you say you don’t know the facts so why would you proceed in coming up with a string of excuses defending Eamon Martin and other Bishops. It’s apologists like you that allow a bad situation to fester and become worse. You are effectively condoning the inaction and ineptitude of these so-called leaders of the Church. The time for excuses is over, what we need now is not mealy- mouthed weasel words but Action.

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    2. These Archbishops and Bishops are going nowhere if anything Eamon Martin maybe made Cardinal in October time will tell.
      It is the Nuncio that needs to know and to quote him that is He said it is job the messenger between Ireland and Rome to write to him let him see the real picture if it as bad as you all say.

      I can tell you all I watch the parish Father Gates was in this morning online and it was very uplifting and the Priest got a huge round of applause.
      The Church is alive and well just going through difficult times.

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    3. Yes I agree with you 10:27. I can think of several prophetic recently appointed bishops. Bishop Fintan Monahan is one. He is a good and holy man

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    4. @11.55 The priest got a huge round of applause because it wasn't Fr Gates saying the Mass.

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    5. 11.55 More illiterate comments from Scotland.

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    6. We can't tar all the Priests with the same brush - I'm glad there was a huge round of applause yesterday in Magherafelt for the Priest who carried out the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Actions do speak louder than words, maybe EM is reshuffling the script to be announced prior to new postings come September - let's hope Gates gets a clerical one - he has already failed miserably in his pastoral role - surely he can't be allowed to divide another parish.

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    7. Oh I thought it was applause after Holy Communion Mass, apologies - anyway, regardless, actions speak louder than words..

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    8. @13.02
      Are you having a laugh. When the 'strange goings on' were at their height in the media Fintan stated publically that the only problem was a few disgruntled ex-seminarians giving out because they were thrown out.
      Ergo: Fintan immediately burried his head in the sand.

      He also has a very strange was of responding to findings of sexual misconduct, not to mention appointing school principals.

      Holy my hole.

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  10. 9.52 If you are correct Archbishop Eamon Martin should call in the Police if he is being blackmailed as this problem is not going to go away and he is clever enough to know this but he has to clear the them all out Priests and Seminarian as they are not going to walk away they are challenging his leadership.

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  11. 10.03 well said and all should go NOW but they will not it will take time and hopefully before they get Ordained deacon's as they then become a burden on the Church.

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  12. An investigation is required into this 'educational settlement'. The questions that need to be addressed are what where the terms of this settlement and did it breach professional conduct.

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  13. Would anyone be interested in joining me for a peaceful protest when Archbishop Martin visits Magherafelt Parish on 3rd June. People should be entitled to voice their concerns to the Archbishop in person despite not receiving replies from him to our correspondence. Please let Bishop Pat know via email if you are interested.

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    1. 11:06 I'll go if James McConnell is on the bus, cause you'll laugh for Ireland!
      Ohh a wee birdie told me he was a leading Republican, dreaming again James boy!

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    2. @11.06 Idiotic comment. Your attempt at humour is pitiful.

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    3. 11:48 Hurtful when the comment doesn't suit you. Obviously one of Jamie's two friends!
      Keep taking the sleeping pills Jamie boy!

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  14. James McConnell will sort it all out and the issue's of the world!
    Romour in Middletown has it that James will receive the red hat and a straight jacket!

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  15. Alternatively maybe Eamonn knows all about it but is compromised himself in some way?

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    1. 11:28 The innuendo employed by you is typical of how a blog like this operates. Disgraceful.

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    2. 11:48- 13:28... Stick to sleeping at the appropriate advised time by your medical professional's!

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    3. @14.15 It seems you need more sleep and more medication to help you sleep luv when you make a spelling such as professional's. Back to English lessons for you pet.

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    4. @15:43 Luv? Read a dictionary you twat!
      I pay money to hear you speak!

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  16. Pat the last fews day have exposed serious current problems within the Irish seminaries of Maynooth and Rome. Problems which have been alleged include active gay activity, fear, psychological abuse by both staff and senior seminarians and issuing settlements to keep victims quite. Due process of an independent commission is required to deem are these allegations fact or fiction.

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    1. Oh no, the human rights man is back.

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    2. It seems to me that we have
      1 person wanting an enquiry
      1 person who always belittles them.

      The person belittling obviously has something to hide. The person seeking transparency obviously is unaware of how the church actually operates.

      Personally I love the catechism. I only wish the hierarchy did too.

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  17. Looking forward to hearing your insights +Pat on all of this mess when you lead us on retreat shortly on the western isles of Scotland. We are fully booked and we have someone from Donegal joining us too.

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    1. 11.31 - All 5 of you booked? Would serve you well on retreat to pray about, to reflect on your own lives than focus on failings of others. In that quiet space, look into your own imperfect hearts and discern how to renew your own lives first. Very often those who judge and condemn most are the ones with very serious human failings. PRAY FOR ALL GOOD PRIESTS OF WHICH THERE ARE MANY.

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    2. Don’t drink the cool aid

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      Pity KOB never followed that advice.

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  18. Let's hope you have the permission of the local Bishop to go into his diocese to have a retreat. You can't just walk in anywhere you like.

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    1. Oh yes he can and I would like to see any bishop try to stop him, you moron!

      I’d say bishops have a lot more to worry about at present, given the revelations happening almost daily, than the comings and goings of Pat Buckley!

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    2. Bishops permission for what? Get real. Since when could any bishop stop anybody doing anything. Have you not discovered yet that the RCC doesn’t have the monopoly on the Jesus franchise. Wise up you galloot !

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    3. Sure look at Dermot Farrell having guest speakers in Maynooth who were banned by the Pope. Anything can happen.

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  19. Every Armagh priest know that Cardinal Brady did not ask the boys did they enjoy their experience with Smyth . You have been told this many times, Bishop Buckley. Why do you constantly repeat this? Cardinal Brady is incapable sof asking such questions. It was indeed an Armagh priest -now deceased - who asked this question.Some of your many informants could tell you who this was

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    1. The boys are liars then? Where you in the room? John Brady was SENT to gather the evidence.

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  20. So many allegations and no action by Bishops or seminary councils. Or worse, positive acts to cover up!!

    Can it be that those in authority are involved in this type of activity? How big is the circle?

    For clerics in authority who fail to act I say remember these words daily, "For what I have done and FOR WHAT I HAVE FAILED TO DO".

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  21. Did the victim feel under threat from Hughie and the Trolly Dolly. These revelations are deeply distressing.

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    1. What in the name of all that’s holy is this about a “Trolly Dolly”?? How is this man still a seminarian for Armagh diocese??

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    2. Because if the deans and the nun like you, irrespective of behaviour, you remain in the seminary.

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  22. An despite the revelations the blind sheep will still keep financially supporting this organisation !!

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    1. Why on earth would I and so many like me stop supporting our perfectly good parish and it’s priest who has done no harm and only good? We are not sheep. You sound like that bitter and vicious fool Magna Carta!

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      You're from Kildorrery, obviously, where the men are men, and the sheep are scared.

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  23. I was at 12Noon Mass in Magherafelt. Another Priest has been sent into help, Fr. Donnelly from Balinderry. I say Fr. Brannigan should now be made PP instead.

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  24. Far from having disappeared Fr. John Connolly former Diocesan Secretary to Cardinal Brady is our very able and popular PP in Clonfeacle. His full details are on Archdiocese website. Stop trying to create mischief!

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    1. @13:59 mea culpa, my bad! Apologies. He is a very honourable priest. I wasn’t sure where he was though. Glad to hear.

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    2. We thought he had disappeared. It happens a lot.

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  25. Pat, this “Trolley Dolly” features a lot here. Is there anything concrete on him or is it all innuendo?

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  26. Mommie Dearest13 May 2018 at 15:14

    Well it's lovely to see both His Grace the Archbishop and Fr MC Hugh dressed properly in Roman vestments. My Magna will be pleased. I made many a set of those for the missions before the Council (reversible - gold on one side and black on the other) and little Magna used to put them on and pretend to say low Mass in our parlour. In fact maniple was the first word he said.

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    1. I give His Grace 7 out of 10. Where are his gloves and pontical tunicle and dalmatic? He gets the benefit of the doubt on the buskins because I can't see his feet.

      He deserves a Bene Merenti the size of a binlid for being able to cylce round Armagh with all that on.

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    2. It's excellent seeing Fr McHugh 90% dressed. Where's his biretta, though? On the plus side he's crossed over both ends of his stole and not just let them hang down, which is the right of bishops and mitred abbots.

      I'm also impressed by his ability to take a selfie in the Armagh Cathedral sacristy before Mass.

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    3. McHugh is an idiot who doesn’t have a good command of English, only a squeak (have you heard him speak) let alone a good command of Latin. The poor fellow can’t string a sentence together. He was born way after all this carry on. Come down to the young people’s level, not dress like some Cleric advanced in years. What a contradiction, jeans and hoodie one minute and then a quick change back in time to the 50’s and 60’s - (would put Mr Benn to shame)! First Communion Mass in Magherafelt yesterday Tommy was wearing an alb and stole, today in Armagh Cathedral for First Holy Communion fiddleback vestments!! Eamon Martin needs to have a word and tell this eejit to wise up and cop on, oh sorry, Eamon doesnt comment on anything.

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    4. Oh thatha hardly fair - he's a little breathy perhaps

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    5. That boy McHugh gives me the creeps.

      Looks like something from The Munsters, Herman's love child. (Jeez! I've just made myself sick.😥)

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    6. Magna @ 19.46 I don’t usually agree with you but you made me laugh today at what you just said in that post. So apt and true. I notice the gay hairstyle too. Lol.

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    7. Mommie Dearest13 May 2018 at 20:32

      Oh no, Magna you're not getting bulimia are you as well as all your other problems. I think he is qquit dishy actually - I think it's finally time you had a step father!

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    8. Mommie dearest, in so far as I know, children can divorce their parents in the States. It's a legal right that may catch on here.

      Tread carefully, mommie dearest.😬 If for one insane moment you believe I am going to accept THAT as my stepdad, then you have issues scarier than one of my psychotic episodes.

      Besides, he looks as queer as a bottle of chips!

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    9. Takes one to know one.

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    10. Mommie Dearest13 May 2018 at 23:07

      Nonsense, Magna, you know the power of Mummy's love to overcome all obstacles!
      As for divorcing me don't forget you're still in my will at the moment.
      Kiss kiss darling.

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    11. Er, yes of course, mommie dearest.☺

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    12. 23:05, your wisdom is unclichéd and unassailable.

      Divinity speaks through you. 😆

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    13. Tommy, sean fitz and Ger Cremin. The linjs in Maynooth and Rome need review. I was in seminary with them and it's all about the active gay circle.

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  27. 10.41: Your comment proves you have zero intelligence. Your reply to 8.55 displays your impoverishment of intellect. Go back to school. Moron!

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  28. http://michaelcommane.blogspot.ie/2018/05/priestly-formation.html

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  29. I can’t believe people are coming here and either pretending to be or are actually Roman Catholic Priests without shame.

    The RCC is infested with scum. The clergy should all get therapy. I’ve seen people more sane locked up in the loonie bin.

    The sooner the better this evil institution and the devil is retired.

    The next few years will prove to be the end of the RCC in Ireland. Sell up and get out lads. Your days are numbered.

    I do feel sorry for the old whiskey priest who on reflection must wonder what was it all about ? That’s also a tragedy.

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  30. There is a distraught PP in Co Louth near Drogheda at present who's threatening to split with his Bf. He's feeling the pressure and scrutiny from a certain blog and the attention given to Armagh at the moment. He, like other clergy in Armagh, are frightened their names could appear any day now on this blog. The younger Bf is far from amused at the prospect of having to cool things. The PP has been accused of playing it cool because he is having an affair with a much younger man so the bf may end up naming the PP himself. Catch 22 position and a bit messy, another incident that could find it's way into Eamon Martin's in-tray. It's being widely talked about by the local clergy who are keeping quiet.

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    1. 15:58, that’s Fr X and his wee DUP boyfriend isn’t it?

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    2. 15:58 is he not off on sick leave?

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    3. There always the option of "disappearing" should +Pat turn up the heat.

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    4. @15.58 I think it's Fr X too and I wouldn't be surprised if he's on sick leave. Better not ask Armagh about it though as they don't respond to queries from its parishioners

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    5. Looks like they don't respond to the media either..Sunday World has received no response about Gates..

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    6. That PP being referred is PP of **************** Parish Pat.

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  31. Well Hughie is enjoying the time of his life in Paris. Wine, French Baguette and bin masses on beaches. At least Hughie didnt turn into a wizard like Ledwith.

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  32. I have just read Patricia Devlin's write up in the Sunday World page 8 on Fr Gates Magherafelt. It is interesting that the Sunday World contacted the Armagh Diocese on the concerns surrounding Gates but no-one responded to their query - enough said!! Well Done Sunday World for exposing Gates too - Bullying needs to be exposed in all areas of society and those responsible dealt with appropriately.

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    1. It's clear this is yet another story picked up on from this blog. Any chance of Pat reproducing the article as I don't get The Sunday World in England. Surprise surprise, no comment from Archbishop Martin- the man is not only fast becoming a liability but an embarrassment. He needs to GO.

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    2. They need to take a look at his involvement in the other schools in and around Magherafelt. There are similar issues there.

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    3. It's about time this blog has been picked up by other media outlets. Gates bullied, threatened and intimidated the vulnerable members of our Parish and schools.

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  33. Much of this reminds me of the hole in the bucket song. When do we move on to fix it rather than continue to be clucking chickens

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    1. If there's a hole in the bucket dear liza, dear liza,the only way we can mend it is a quick flit for Fr.Gates, an your chickens will have clucked.would solve all the problems for Magherafelt.

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  34. +Pat, is it now time for you to conduct an independent investigation into this Parish as you suggested some days ago. There is clearly more issues regarding Schools within that parish as indicated by so many on here in the last few days. It’s clear people need redress and accountability which is not forthcoming from the Diocese or its Bishop. I think the findings of any report should go to the Nunciature in Dublin and ultimately to HQ in Rome, I can give you a good contact there. The hurt, damage and harm caused to people remains an open sore and allowed to fester, I know that would not be tolerated for one second in my diocese. Looking forward to the Retreat Pat, we couldn’t be going to a more beautiful wee spot.

    PP Glasgow

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    1. As I understand it, due to the debacle with Fr. Gates, the kids in the Gaelscoil Magherafelt have been forced to go to Cookstown for First Communion and Armagh for Confirmation.

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    2. They'll remember that and it'll be part of their family lore that Gates, who's fluent in Irish, refused a First Holy Communion Mass in Irish to children in an Irish-medium school. What's more, he pig-headely refused to let them bring in an alternative celebrant. I know that Irish PPs are a proud and stubborn breed, but this takes the biscuit.

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  35. Pat please visit us in St Mary's hse in Maynooth. There is a common room on the corridor and the lads are eager to meet with you and have a cup of tea. There is a barrier to the seminarian car park but dont worry we will swipe you in.

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    1. 18.42 What kind of childish moron are you? +Pat to walk in and out of Maynooth unnoticed? Just think about that for starters, are you for real or are you delusional? You would be more credible if you suggested a meet in a pub or hotel in and around Maynooth, you are not locked up inside 24\7 are you? Stop wasting our time you fool.

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    2. +Pat if you do meet these “seminarians” I’d suggest you only eat a boiled egg it offered something to eat. The late Ian Paisley did the same when he met in the Irish Embassay in London and his reason - so they can’t poison him!!

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    3. I imagine the Vatican has perfected the art of delivering poison in a boiled egg :-)

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    4. This suggestion is very funny.

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    5. 19.27 eggsciting times ahead. Am I sad or what. An anonymous invitation to maynooth or anywhere else is not worth the phone or laptop it's written on

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    6. Maybe they will enlist the help of a certain Country to administer a nerve agent,

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    7. Pat would have to get past security at the gate, plus as soon as he was seen in the building the trolly dolly etc would be phoning Collins.

      I think Pat is wise enough not to fall for a trap to create a scene in Maynooth.

      Even though the scene is great there.

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    8. I see what is happening, this is a roose to get +Pat into st.Mary's. Once he is spotted in there any allegation could be made to discredit him. The College authorities might even take action for trespass. An obvious set up by infantile trouble makers.

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  36. 18.35 has Glasgow not got enough problems of its own lack of leadership, jobs for the Boys to say a few . shortage of clergy and a Curia that is constantly in Catholic Truth.
    Maybe you should write to your source in Rome and have him look at Glasgow and its leadership or lack of.
    5 clergy in Grace and Favour status at the expense of the laity and newly ordained and straight to the Dumbarton and many clergy are not amused about Glasgow appointment of past few years and Deacon's in post for years.
    PP Glasgow STOP looking at Glasgow through rose tinted glasses.

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    1. Scot. Homosexual. Irish. Sufficient sex. Graduate!!! Poor standard of education. Sexually excessively curious. Papal nuncio advocate.

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  37. Pat, please visit Magherafelt too and get all those who have been affected to come forward and give their accounts of how they have been treated, how other professionals have dealt with the unwarranted incidents and outcomes- get this out into the public domain so the people of Magherafelt are aware of what's really going in in their Parish, what is being covered up - educationational establishments and all. Now is the time for the decent people who have suffered in these establishments to also speak out, tell their stories and how the pastoral leader of the Parish in Magherafelt not only condoned bullying but also participated.

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  38. It seems that Eamon Martin doesn't reply to correspondence he doesn't like. Anyway, he's too busy in Lourdes at present, no doubt missing McCamley!

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    1. Yer man in Scotland says it's a waste of time writing to anyone other than the Nuncio. Save your stamps. A first class is probably £5.50 in this day and age.

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    2. They always liked a laugh.

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  39. I agree with what 19.07 commented on. We need a thorough investigation on leaders in our local schools. Bullies need challenged and exposed for the cowards that they are

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    1. Too right 20:30 Fr Gates is involved in covering up bullying by heads in our local schools along with his pack of incompetent governors. All guilty they should be ashamed to cover and condone all this behaviour. Total cowards for allowing themselves to be manipulated.

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    2. Would one of them Governors have a connection with the Genesis bread people?

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  40. Why does The gay Irishman who comments idiotically from Scotland Capitalise words Randomly? And what's with the constant urging of letters to the Nuncio? Does he work for Royal Mail?

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  41. Yes 19.59 Armagh will miss McCamley at Lourdes. To be fair he was very hands on!

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    1. Especially with the young male volunteers. Their strength and enthusiasm was a great addition.

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    2. McCamleys Hotel in Lourdes is missing him this year as he used hs room each year to entertain a variety of people during the day and especially at Nght. Eamon will be staying in the most expensive Hotel in Lourdes (a personal favourite of Sean Brady) The Grand Hotel Moderne. Each pilgrim unbeknown to them pays a little extra each on top of their own fare to cover the cost of the Bishops luxury stay.

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  42. +Pat, you imply in your post that the US treatment of Frs Coyle and McCamley is £30k each. Surely it's more than that. Is Rory gone two years now? If so his diocesan salary (even though he's self-employed lol) will have exceeded that. How long can Armagh afford to fund this?

    Is there also an issue with the idea of sending misbehaving priests off to America for treatment? Are they medicalising Catholic moral issues? A lay gay man on Grindr wouldn't be sent for treatment.

    It's as if the bishops think it's a pathology than can be cured. Good luck with the aversion therapy.

    Trying to treat Rory and McCamley is throwing good money after bad. The only solution is forced laicisation.

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    1. Quicker to cut-off their broadband.

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    2. And guess who paid for their so-called 'treatment'?

      Baaaaaa🐏

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  43. The current situation with regard to the seminary in Maynooth is out of control. Allegations have been continually made aginst staff and student. To truly understand whether these are fact based or fiction, I believe it's time to act upon the Commissions of Investigation act of 2004. This act would establish a panel of experts who would undertake a fact based approach of gathering statements and electronic evidence of emails and text messages.

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    1. Or better yet, cease any and all State funding for Maynooth. Starve them out of the campus and force the shut down.

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    2. It's their campus lol. They are the landlords. The south (old) campus is freehold and MU is there as tenants. In the north (new) campus MU are leaseholders on land that was originally part of the college farm. MU has a vassal relationship to SPCM, which they'd love to be rid off, though keen to keep the old buildings. They give kudos and are used heavily in the promotional material of Ireland's weakest university.

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    3. Maynooth University pay heavily to be tenants of the seminary. If they cut off state funding ie paying the rent, they'd be evicted.

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    4. Thats what should be ended

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  44. Only if the law is being broken, in Maynooth, is the civil authority interested. The Church must have gumption to tackle the processes and the people involved.

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  45. Of course, there are two kinds of nice guys, +Pat. Don't get sucked in.

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  46. @21.46 - he was very hands-on when he appeared on camera too, allegedly.

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  47. I would like to reply to the 22.04 comment which suggests acting upon the Commission of Investigations act of 2004. I am a senior journalist in the captail. I do believe your cause is just and noble, however this specific act was initiated due to a significant pubic concern. Example the Murphy report under Judge YVonne Murphy. I am aware as my colleagues are of serious allegations against staff and student in maynooth seminary. The fact currently is there needs to be substantial solid information.

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    1. Rome's enquiry into Maynooth specifically excluded former seminarians who were not ordained.

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    2. 22.59: Journalist my a**e! You grammar is so poor that you must belong to the "z" list. Your last sentence should read - the truth is that before any investigation, we need to have substantial, solid information. Go back to school. (Maynooth should have a capital "M"and student should read "students".Oh dear, my infants class would do better! )

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      Dear senior journalist, there’s an L of a difference between public and pubic.
      Yours etc.

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  48. That photo of Gates suggests Billy Bunter to me.

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    1. More like Bessie Bunter to me.

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    2. We've got no photos of you, you self appreciatve, souless, person. Do you pray? From prayer comes love and discernment of all things spiritual.
      You may have knowledge of Christianity, but possess nothing nor display nothing in your postings.

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    3. He has Wiki-knowledge. He didn't finish his BD in Maynooth yet he goes on as if he has a PhD, DD, SsD and a JCD. There's a lot of pathos there.

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  49. I am amazed how within the last two years there has not even been a test case talking against seminary council.

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    1. All seminarians sign the waiver to not sue if thrown out. So the council by throwing them out protects themselves

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    2. The dreaded human rights bore is back. Go ahead, start a so-called test case. I hope you have deep pockets for a "your word against his" case.

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    3. The love-hate relationship of the H.right's commentator and the belittler.

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  50. John Gates was seen on several occasions at Harvey’s Point with a gentleman friend in the very best of clobber. A few post Dinner Brandies as nightcaps, no expense spared and very leisurely breakfasts. Ah, the life!!

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    1. And guess who's funding that leisurely lifestyle?

      BAAAAA 🐑

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  51. I don't think you or your readers realise how much pain and hurt you & they cause to the priests in our Church who have done nothing wrong AND to the priests who have had false accusations continuely made against them on this blog.

    I am so disheartened and I don't know what it will take to weed this poison out, because that's what this blog is - poison. A platform for bullying. Where is Christ in all of this? Where is the compassion? Priests aren't invincible. Priests suffer from mental health issues. How far do you intend to push them before something serious happens? God help them all and God help you.

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    1. Why! Did u read this blog just for the nosey. Did you not know what this blog was all about. Shall I remind you. BULLYING by Father gates. There are plenty of good priests. They all certainly do not suffer from mental health as you think you know,and treat their parishioners the way Fr.Gates did.Dont make excuses for gates. You see, while you read this blog it said there is talk of a protest against Fr.Gates on Confirmation day so that Bishop Eamon Martin will see, an hear their voices there at the parish. I couldn't imagine the outcome of that an it's the last thing anyone would want to see in our parish. He has made a bad name for our church an of course Magherafelt.

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    2. @11:42 - There are more priests that Gates targeted on this blog. If you look at the title you will note that it's about Armagh Diocese, not simply Magherafelt. What's more, my comment is directed at this blog as a whole and not just specifically this post.

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      So what? Do the bishops acknowledge professional correspondence in a polite manner? No. They ignore complaints and drive believers into underground movements such as this - publicity is our only tool to expose rot and call for reform.

      The real problem is that men like EM and Crean ignore complaints.

      Of the names I have seen here all the priests I actually know have all deserved the mentions on this blog... and I know a good few from living with them in seminary. I cannot speak for all of them though.

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    4. @19:13 This isn't a movement and it isn't underground. Catch yourself on. And shame on you for not standing up for your friends!

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  52. In Irish ecclesiastical terms, Pat's blog is the equal to the the invention of the printing press (a Catholic innovation btw). Previously the bishops were unaccountable absolute monarchs who decline to respond to members of their flock who wrote to them. How pastoral is that?

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