Monday, 14 May 2018

MAYNOOTH CONCERS



EVERY DAY I GET CONCERNED MESSAGES ABOUT MAYNOOTH SEMINARY AND FROM SOURCES WITHIN MAYNOOTH SEMINARY.

We are all aware of the big scandal that broke in 2016 with regard Maynooth and promiscuous homosexuality among some of its seminarians.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin acted in 2016 by removing his seminarians from Maynooth and sending them to The Irish College in Rome.



Since then two Dublin seminarians have left The Irish College - Deacon Michael "Gorgeous" Byrne and more recently Conor "Angel Wings" Gannon.


There are rumours that Gorgeous had joined the Gardai, did not like that profession. left and has asked Diarmuid Martin to consider taking him back into the priesthood. We have not been able to confirm these rumours and Gorgeous' whereabouts are currently unknown.

Last week there were several reports in the Irish media about the reasons for Conor Gannon's departure from The Irish College.

Over the weekend Mr. Gannon has declared that he left The Irish College of his own volition and not for the reported reasons and a number of Irish media outlets have received solicitor's letters.

Conor has said that his departure was related to an incident where too much alcohol had been consumed.

Conor and the other seminarian who left have asked both Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and the rector of The Irish College - Monsignor Ciaran O'Carroll - to release statements on the matter.

Archbishop Martin and Monsignor O'Carroll have refused to make those public statements.

One would have thought that the confusion could have been cleared up by these public statements from Martin and O'Carroll? Their refusal to make statements leaves the whole issue hanging in the air.


Meanwhile, things in Maynooth are continuing to cause concern among all those who care.

There is the allegation that Father Mullaney and Father Collins are not handling things well.

There is also the feeling that the new dean - Father Surlis is a good, spiritual man and is doing his best. 

However, he is new and he is up against the "Old Guard".

FATHER TOMAS SURLIS


It was thought that Father Surlis would become the new "Rector" of the seminary?

My readers and contributors have highlighted particular concerns about FOUR seminarians:


Brendan Marshall of Armagh archdiocese


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Stephen Wilson of Armagh archdiocese 


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Mark Moriarty of Kerry diocese


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Sean Hickey of Ossory diocese


I must add that the concerns expressed about Sean Hickey are that he is a genuine and innocent lad who has become vulnerable to others.

In fact, he took a little time out of Maynooth recently to think about how things were going.


In any event, I have written to the bishops involved with the hope that they will take necessary action.

But of that - I'm afraid experience tells me I might be wasting my time!

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MAGHERAFELT

THE SUNDAY WORLD - 13TH MAY 2018






159 comments:

  1. Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye,” Jesus says.

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    1. If you agree with Catholic schools manipulating students to destroy abortion rights then take your own advice. Fair play to ISSU for getting pro-life videos banned in schools. While ISSU is right that schools should be ideology free it makes no sense for the school to allow religion classes. Religion is not education for how can it be education when one school says God wrote the Koran and another one says he didn't but became Jesus? Organised religion is more political than it lets on and as part of the cultural fabric it will get a direct and indirect influence on the workings of the state. How is letting the Catholic Church which claims abortion is murder and that God forbids it have a say in the school and teach in it anything like neutral? Some people will vote against human rights just because they are told God says they must. Concerned about the pro-life videos shown in school? I'd be as concerned for how Jesus and the Church (like it or not) represent the "right" to malign women who avail of abortion treatment and their doctors who end the pregnancy as murders and who pretend the child to be is a murder victim brutally slaughtered. That is religious hate speech and needs to be flushed out of the schools. Some hate speech is passive aggressive and that is usually the kind the Church engages in with its desire to believe that those who refuse to repent of abortion will be punished forever at death. A faith that tolerates protests outside abortion clinics and harasses those availing of abortion healthcare should not be allowed in any school nor should its pope be invited to this country. There is no control over what that man might say and leave thousands of women who exercised their right to abortion wounded and devasted by his "abortion is murder" slander.

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    2. Abortion is murder15 May 2018 at 13:53

      Abortion as healthcare? I've heard it all.

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    3. 13.06: Go and look up the meaning of the word abortion, then you'll understand clearly that it's the deliberate taking of the life of the unborn child: i.e - killing/murder. Hardly healthcare!! Your comments are so skewed and crazy and all over the place, as to be almost unintelligible. Go and do proper research.

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    4. The Pro-Life Nazis are on again. Probably Bernie Smyth and her gang.

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    5. I hope women who kill their own baby DO feel wounded and devasted for what they've done.

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    6. @17.23 It’s attitudes like yours that has made me want to vote YES. I wouldn’t have voted YES but I will do so because of arrogant, smug and self righteous zealots like you. Be proud of the fact you are forcing me and many like me to send you a message on Referendum day

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    7. Go ahead if you want baby-killing on your conscience. I can't believe the relish and joy with which people are campaigning for slaughter.

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    8. The same people who are up-in-arms about the grossly distorted Tuam babies story want other babies to be thrown into hospital incinerators as clinical waste.

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    9. 15.51: Pro Nazi did murderer if you want to face truth. Abortion == murder. God bless all PRO LIFE SUPPORTERS.

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  2. It seems very unlikely that a one off incident of drinking too much alcohol on its own would lead to dismissal from Rome

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    1. 100% agree.
      In fact a manly few pints might be a positive thing as long as there is no alcoholism.

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    2. I’d say they’re more G&T types. It’s all the rage now. I can imagine Gorgeous knocking back 10 pints of bitter after a few rounds in the ring haha.

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    3. "A manly few pints"? Please define what part of a pint makes a man manly?

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    4. I agree with Sean. If every semininarian who got drunk was dismissed there would be none left, apart from an occasional Pioneer. It's curious that the Irish Catholic is reporting that the two sems left voluntarily on the same day. What a coincidence. Why would you leave just before exams? Wouldn't the natural instinct be to see out the academic year.

      As a matter of natural justice the Rector and Coddle need to make a statement to clear this up, one way or the other. I'm sure that Martin Long is advising this but the Irish bishops are so cussed they'll ignore him.

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    5. @9.25 read it again; the pint is decribed as manly. Nobody has asserted that pints make a man manly.

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    6. The lavender mafia in the church are the biggest deceivers that exist. No doubt they have rallied around the latest not so cunning ones to have provided the world with its latest glimpse of this massive cancer which is eviscerating the evangelical mission of the church in the 21st century.

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    7. The contrast is between a pint and effete drinks such as gin. I wince when I see a man ordering a glass of wine in a pub.

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    8. 20:39, yip, pardner! I'm a beer and belching sort of man, too.

      Y' can't beat a good dose of manly flatulence after downing a pint or twenty. Made me the man I am today. 😆

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    9. Yes it made you the man you are Magna, a big fart.

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  3. It's all very depressing

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    1. It is refreshingly eye-opening. My stockholm syndrome is lifted. I can choose to believe in God without being restricted to one Catholic brand of God. Be free in your beliefs.

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    2. Go off to the Anglicans. They need everyone they can get.

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    3. 21.45 sounds like he majored in ecumenisism.

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  4. There seems to be serious issues concerning Armagh Diocese as it continues to be in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Rome needs to step in sooner rather than later, Eamon Martin needs to be stood down until such an investigation is conducted as he’s clearly incapable. He is presiding over a dysfunctional Diocese, too many of his Seminarians and Priests can’t keep it in their pants and showing off the contents of those pants. It’s time to ditch the American Clinic, get real, get tough and get rid. If Amy is found to be incompetent (which he is) then get rid of him too.

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    1. I agree @09.54 I feel Eamon Martins position is fast becoming untenable. No statements made to the media, correspondence and emails ignored and where is he? He’s in one of Lourdes plushest hotels (paid for by pilgrims). He should be back in Armagh running his diocese and dealing with the mess that keeps growing and growing by the day. A number of Bishops from beyond Ireland have sent Priests in their place to lead Diocesan pilgrimages because they rather be in their own Dioceses dealing with pressing issues and problems. The man has his priorities all wrong.

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    2. I was told some years ago by an Armagh PP that the problem with Armagh is that previous and present Bishops spent too much time listening to and taking advice from all the old Canons. I think to a degree this is still happening, I wonder how many of them boring farts are with Eamon in Lourdes cosying up to him and giving him advice in his ear. They did with Cahal (the red hatted weasel) and Sean (the Wounded Healer). Amy Martin will be no exception.

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  5. All material and screenshots must be sent to investigations@rte.ie. It's going to be a busy few weeks.

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  6. Pat - the supposedly vulnerable and innocent seminarian is, according to another source online, around 30 years old and has led a youth pilgrimage to Medjugorje. If a man entered Maynooth straight from school, I'd understand the innocence and vulnerability, but I find it stange for a 29/30 year old man.

    Do you not find this odd?

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    1. I get your point.

      But some people at 30 can still be more vulnerable than others???

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    2. Absolutely, Pat. I guess my point or question is, should a man be admitted to seminary in the first place if he is vulnerable - so vulnerable that other seminarians are supposedly concerned about him? The priesthood today, as you know, is in a dreadful state - surely it's not a place for vulnerable and innocent men?

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    3. Is there a bit of a want in him? Maybe he’s mildly retarded. We don’t know but we can’t assume he isn’t vulnerable because he’s 29/30

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    4. If he’s so vulnerable at that age, he shouldn’t be in the seminary. If he’s being manipulated in some way, by characters in Maynooth, he won’t stand a chance in a parish. He will be useless.

      No harm to the chap, but it doesn’t sound like he is cut out for the priesthood.

      As regards the other matters - what on is wrong with Maynooth?

      And why is straightforward and decisive action not being taken, to remove unsuitable and unworthy persons - both seminarians and personnel?

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    5. I know that, 12:57 - obviously anyone can be vulnerable, and indeed we all are at different points in our lives - my point is, is seminary the place for an innocent and vulnerable man.

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    6. Men often remain very sensitive and immature if they have never had it off.

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    7. 15:16, wasn't it Bertrand Russell who said that a man would suffer psychological damage if he hadn't had sex by the time he was 30?

      Makes me fit for purpose, then.😆

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    8. Your hand doesn't count.

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    9. S. Hickey has the staff and seminarians wrapped around his finger Pat. Begin investigations Pat, I think you would be happy with what you find! He too has an interesting past!

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    10. Email me with what you know.

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    11. Ah come off it! What are you implying about Sean Hickey? If by an interesting past, you mean he had a girlfriend in Kilkenny, big deal. What does that tell you, only that he's straight.

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    12. I pity poor Sean Hickey if he is reading this stuff. He's a private citizen and all sorts of assumptions are being made here by armchair experts pontificating about vulnerability and others being callous about his suitability for parish life.
      It can't be easy for a good-looking straight man in Maynooth, if he has attracted the attentions of the hedonistic gay lobby. It's easy to say that he should be able to deal with it - not so easy in the hothouse that is Maynooth with all that bitchy rivalry and back stabbing.
      Hickey is a fine fella. He's into Medgujorje, not my type of thing, but he is solid and a person of real faith. A good dose of theology will and experience will shave off some of the more conservative edges. I have friends who know him and I know that he entered Maynooth with the highest ideals. It would be a terrible pity if a good fella like him was driven out by some queeny bitches or the publicity on this blog.

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    13. John's Green15 May 2018 at 20:54

      Well said, Ossory mammy. Hickey has lots of admirers in Kilkenny city. He was very vocal in the campaign to prevent the new road and bridge running by the St Canice's cathedral. He has a sense of the heritage of the place and a sense of social justice. I heard him preach in Castlecomer one Sunday morning - very impressive - I agree with Mammy - he is into all that Youth 2000 stuff, but some experience and theology will nuance all of that and he'll be great. Be strong and have fortitude, Sean.

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    14. Mullinavat Mick15 May 2018 at 20:56

      Sean Hickey doesn't have anyone wrapped around his finger, but I'm sure they would like to wrap their mouths around another part of his anatomy. That's the problem.

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    15. Borris in Ossory15 May 2018 at 20:57

      Being the good holy bishop that he is, I'm sure Dermot Farrell will give Sean all the support he needs at this time.

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    16. @20.36 I have had and continue to have gay sex with guys who have girlfriends and insist on claiming they are straight. Having a girlfriend or wife is no guarantee guys are straight these days and I can assure you of that. You would be amazed how many engaged or married fellas are having gay sex on the side.

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    17. @20.59 That's so true. Many many men with girlfriends and wives engage in gay sex. I shouldn't go into details here but they also explain why gay anal sex is better than sex with a woman. But the problem here on the blog is the assumption that Hickey must be vulnerable, or must be open to the advances of the gayboys in Gaynooth. These are only assumptions.
      There is a problem with gay priests and gay clerics in general, that being so used to getting their own way in parish life, they then shower attention on any good looking man who passes their way. We all do this to an extent, but one can be discreet with one's glances. A lot of gay priests think it's perfectly fine to stare and oogle a good-looking man, and then they wonder why he might glare back. It's not acceptable. Think if priests treated women the same way, there'd be hell to pay for it! But somehow it's fine to treat men as sex objects, pieces of eye candy for Father's delectation!

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    18. Was there not a case on the blog recently where a Mother complained her teenage Son wouldn’t go to Mass anymore because the young curate kept staring and glancing at him during Mass. I would believe this.

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    19. Forwarded two interesting explicit pictures Pat

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    20. 100% correct. I've been made to feel most uncomfortable by clerical eyes looking me up and down. I'm a good-looking footballer in my 20s and we all know when we are being "looked at". It happens too much in Mass, especially when we are all standing up, eg the Gospel or Our Father and the priest is staring at us.

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    21. On Fabguys the options to describe yourself includes "married".

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    22. @21.55 Father likes to undress you with his eyes! What on earth is he thinking about as he reads the gospel? The size of your c£c£.?

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    23. Sr Cait Ni Dhuibhir15 May 2018 at 22:30

      Contradictory as it sounds, these priests are clearly not getting enough sex. If they had healthy sex lives they wouldn't be crossing these boundaries making their male parishioners feel uncomfortable. If celibacy isn't working and the sexual frustration is too much, why don't they do the honourable thing and quit the priesthood. They could always try living on the dole!

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    24. What a relief to hear that there's a seminarian who's straight and has had a girlfriend. Good for him and every success with his vocation. We need many more like him.

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    25. Our PP in Armagh diocese has young men from eastern Europe and other places staying often. We don't know where he picks up all these "friends" or if that's all they are. We worry because he might get beaten up some night if he brings home the wrong young man.

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    26. God has given us the priesthood. Let us now enjoy it! Lol

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    27. The comments above attest to why homosexuals are not fit for priesthood and should never be let within 10 miles of a seminary. Holy Mother Church's teaching is true in this regard.

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    28. Who is this Armagh PP @22.35? Is he south or north of border? Theres one who is in Dublin every day escaping the boredom of his parish. Poor fella!

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  7. No point sending screenshots without proof. Are you the Papal Nuncio or Cardinal Sarah man who is now telling people to turn to RTÉ?

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  8. Pat look into obtaining a freedom of information act with refernce to the 'educational settlement'. Hughie must have records.

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    1. As a privately funded institution the seminary is exempt from the FoI Act.

      I have a strong suspicion that you are the human rights man, trying a new tack.

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      13.00 is correct FoI does not apply. However a data access request can be made to see what data they might hold on you and can be annoying for them to put together and review to ensure you are only getting your own data. Plus it can be fun to see what these guys hold onto. In my case they got rid of anything positive and had an entirely unbalanced file.

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    3. Thanks, @17:33, I hadn't thought of doing that. All former sems should make such a request. I wonder for how long they retain records?

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    4. The older the records the more difficult the search. I did it and they couldnt get the records together within the required 40 days. A few people coordinating a data access would fluff them up nicely. Plus Maynooth get their solicitors to go through everything and bind it in solicitor branded folders just to have the appearance of a threat. This added element gave me a giggle. But they forgot to give me a copy of where I signed the college register so they failed to grant full disclosure.

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    5. This is the drill. All ex-sems should make the request this week.

      https://www.dataprotection.ie/docs/Accessing-Your-Personal-Information/r/14.htm

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    6. 17.33 And you are sure there was something positive to record?

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    7. This is worthy if a blog post of its own.

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    8. @22.26 absolutely because I saw the positive stuff when I was there but they decided to remove it afterwards - probably because in the meanwhile I rightly accessed the Dignity at Work officer, just shortly before my director of formation's placement in Maynooth ended early.

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    9. 23.23 I meant are you sure there was something positive about yourself there to have got rid of.

      You sound like a thoroughly negative individual whom any institution would be glad to see the back of.

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  9. What’s the point, when you have +Pat on your case all the time?

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  10. What is it with Stephen Wilson and uniforms?

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  11. 10.33 I am still here the Papal Nuncio man and will continue to ask people to write to the Papal Nuncio or Cardinal Robert Sarah as Ireland must get rid of these sexual Priests and Seminarians as fast as possible.
    Archbishop Eamon Martin sending them to clinics days have well gone the rest of the UK is laughing at the unfit Archbishops and Bishops in Ireland.
    However I ask anyone who thinks an Archbishop or Bishop is not fit for the duty or to nominate people for the vacant sees then it is Cardinal Marc Outlett who would be delighted to hear from those with concerns.

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    1. 10:57
      You say you were in religious life but didn’t clarify whether it was male or female.

      I’d imagine it was the former since you wouldn’t have got away with poor syntax and poorer grammar if you had been a nun for any length of time.

      I’d suggest you aim for just one improvement in your writing style and abilities per year.

      So let’s begin for 2018: Use capital letters for proper nouns and small case for all other types (ordinary, abstract and collective).

      You can use some of the commission you receive from the Royal Mail and An Post to purchase a basic English grammar.

      As for your excessive curiosity about the sexual lives of everyone else I’d suggest rolling naked in a bed of nettles once a week until Advent and reading the new Missal ‘translation’ upside down. It might be more intelligible.

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    2. He or she appears to be dyslepsic/stupid.

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  12. Wilson uses the uniforms as part of the ritual.

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  13. Protect Fr. Surlis from Mullaney and Collins.

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    1. I suspect that Father Surlis is swimming against a very strong Mullaney / Collins tide.

      Hopefully he has good support elsewhere.

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  14. Kerry doesn’t seem to be blessed with good looking Seminarians. Puck and now Moriarty would be enough to put anyone of for life. Maybe that’s the answer, have more Sems like Puck and Moriarty and the others Sems would lose any urge never mind the will to live.

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  15. God Bless the mark but Wilson looks quite hideous. What type of uniforms does he dress up in?

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  16. Justice for the survivors who experienced psychological and physical abuse from both Directors of Formation and senior seminarians.

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  17. Mr Wilson's attire is Order of Malata. He looks so proud in the photo.

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  18. This is just a bunch of infighting between two of the mentioned parties on the blog.

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  19. Mark looks severely obese. The pressure of the scandal is forcing him to over eat.

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    1. Looks like he's been overeating long before any scandal emerged.

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  20. I'm not sure where Malata is but the uniform is Order of Malta.

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    1. The volunteering spirit, which led Stephen to join the Order of Malata is very strong in him. He's always very keen to lend a helping hand in the seminary.

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  21. Are we in imminent danger of being scandalised again, +Pat?

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  22. The disappeared former Great Dane of Belfast was big into the Order of Malta! I wonder if he knows Stephen?

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  23. Everyone seems to have opinions about the Archbishops and Bishops but do not understand there is NO Crisis just a few problems needing sorted and they will soon.
    But there is NO use being keyboard wizards if EM, DM did not answer me then I would write to the Nuncio or HQ and they will address the issues but there is NO issues according to the Archbishops and Bishops it is just a few disgruntled people who cannot move on in life and really should.
    Then the bigger the Emails or post that the Nuncio gets then action can be taken if factual.
    EM will be Irelands next Cardinal.

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    1. Scot alert - grammar, nuncio, prurience.

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    2. Good to hear from you Holy Father @ 16.12. Truly honoured to know you will be creating Eamon Martin a Cardinal. In the meantime we can write not only to the Nuncio but Cardinal Oulett and RTÉ as well. Failing that we can go to plan B and contact Stephen Nolan - he has the biggest show in the country you know.

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  24. Peter Tatchell
    @PeterTatchell

    Replying to @BJPMarshall
    @BMarshallSF @FalzonLeo @pinknews @LGBT_news @georgegalloway @sinnfeinlgbt Thanks Brendan & SF. Your support for LGBT equality is valued.

    May 31 2014

    How can a man publicly campaign for gay marriage and be accepted for seminary at the same time?

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    1. Because gay marriage is a civil matter. There’s no implication that someone who wishes that this right would be available in a civilised society would avail of that right for themselves.
      A stupid question.

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    2. Excellent find. That should be sent to EM.

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    3. I believe in a marriage ban. Civil unions for all I say

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    4. You must have been married to my missus at one time if you're advocating a marriage ban. I'm totally with you on that one.

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    5. Excuse me, 17:33, everybody knows that all Church-related correspondence goes to the Nuncio, Cardinal Sarah and Amnesty International and noone else.

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    6. Brendan Marshall was publically expressing support for something opposed by the bishops and contrary to Church teachings.

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    7. It’s not contrary to church teaching to support civil partnership for thise who are not Catholic.

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    8. And supported by a majority of Irish Catholics voting with their feet.

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    9. Irish nominal Catholics.

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    10. 22:09 You can look into the consciences of all who voted yes in the same-sex referendum to reach such a verdict?

      Clearly a majority of those who voted yes are heterosexual and don’t intend on availing of the new constitutional right but do want to live in a democracy where that right is extended to all as a civil liberty.

      You are entitled to your peevish pouting. But it wont get your cause very far.

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    11. 18:56 You think all of Ireland’s bishops voted against the referendum? I don’t think so.

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    12. I (a man) am married to my wife (a woman). We have neighbours with different experiences of marriage due to divorces, remarriage and gay marriage.

      These neighbour's different experiences do no lower the value of the marriage I share with my wife. If anything remarrying and gay marriage adds to our marriage because our children may one day see these as routes to availing of the fulfillment of marriage.

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  25. Mr Wilson's room on the corridor is known as the rabbit room.

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    1. Should it not be renamed the revolving door room.

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    2. He probably doesn't mind.

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  26. Send Jamie 'MMMM' Boy McConnell in he'll sort them out and maybe join in cause he's on his own his now������

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  27. I often wonder what do Wilson and Collins speak about in the office. Wilson just walks into Collins's office everyday without knocking on the door. Shocking bad manners.

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    1. Where is Collin's office? Is he the senior or the junior dean?

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    2. Sean Hickey's the only straight looking one.

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    3. That's because he is straight!

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  28. Pat please have a word with Marshall, Wilson and Moriarty.

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    1. Are Marshall and Moriarty in the choir too? Wilson is a songbird, isn't he?

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    2. No, I’d say Moriarty is in the refectory too much as opposed to being in the choir. Plus, I would say, in every fast food eating house around Maynooth.

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    3. Marshall and Wilson are choristers.

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    4. What does the choir director make of their antics? He's quite a traditional Catholic isn't he?

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    5. Do all seminarians have to be in the choir?

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    6. Like the Derry Girls getting horny at the idea of an Orangeman hating Catholics, they probably get all hot and smouldering at the thought of a straight man's you know what entering their back doors

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    7. 21:03, may I recommend Romayo's chips and kebabs. Delicious!

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    8. 21.18 - the choir director a "traditional Catholic"??? You must be having a laugh. Everything musically traditional has been dumped in recent years. These days in Maynooth you'll only hear Gregorian chant at a lunchtime concert!

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    9. Straight men are the ultimate fantasy for gay men. Being a straight man in today's Maynooth would be total torture with non-stop attention from staff and students alike.

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    10. 21.58 Thanks for the takeaway recommendation. Any other good places to dine in or stay over in Maynooth (apart from the College)? I fancy a wee trip to Maynooth sometime soon.

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    11. 22:35 stay in Fanny’s Palace x

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    12. It was Sr Brid Liston and the current nun formator who insisted on the dropping of choral dress, Gregorian chant and kneeling in St Mary's oratory.

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    13. 22.06 I’d suggest you consult a dictionary first and then a theological dictionary.

      A traditional Catholic is someone who accesses the tradition of the church. The Second Vatican Council reformed the church’s liturgy comprehensively. Traditional in the best sense and the purest sense means operating within the mind of the church - sentire cum ecclesia.

      You seem to support the hijacking of the word traditional by Tridentinism.

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    14. 08.49 - and how do we "sentire cum ecclesia" with regard to Gregorian chant? Hint: Sacrosanctum Concilium 116.

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  29. The comments are hilarious today - it's so obvious two factions of queeny seminarians (who obviously aren't kept busy enough) are having a bitch at each other. It's all a bit sad and pathetic really.

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  30. Trouble in paradise.

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  31. Your term is wrong and is misguided. It's a modern day gulag.

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  32. More like the second circle of hell, methinks, although even Dante would be shocked by this lot

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  33. Wilson's wardrobe in Maynooth is full of clothing associated with the dancers of the Moulin Rouge. I think Wilson is a secret professional Burlesque dancer. I must go to one of his shows.

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    1. Yankee Candles, a piano, red carpets and fluffy cushions. Almost like a teenage girls bedroom!

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    2. How would you know unless you’ve been nosing through his wardrobe. Pervert. Go and put your awlones skirt on 21:28

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    3. Any underwear going missing in Maynooth. I’d say Wilsons would be interesting but please, no Moriartys thank you.

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    4. Mullinavat Mick15 May 2018 at 22:57

      He doesnt have a piano in his room, does he? Can't he play the organ instead?

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    5. Fr. Shirley from Waterford would like to look through the contents of that wardrobe.

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  34. Some great pics in here..........

    http://seminary.maynoothcollege.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Siolta-2016.pdf

    http://seminary.maynoothcollege.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Siolta-2015.pdf

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    1. Wilson's room is nothing new in Gaynuth. There were always guys with fluffy cushions, teddybears, scented lavender and fine drapery. Foxrock was pink palace central in the 80s and 90s.

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    2. The 2018 Siolta was published at a glittering event in Pugin Hall. The college won't upload it to the website in case it provokes comments on this blog.

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  35. My God..Pat..what is this rigmarole all about.??
    Do you have to publish this tripe
    This must be your day off..yawnnnnn

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  36. I wonder would any of these sems get a real job in the secular world ? I know people said Gorgeous was joining the Gardaí. That’s not true. He has not been through the proper laicization process.

    I believe we should have priests who exercise the sacraments on a part time basis. Similar to the permanent deacon.

    That way they would support themselves while celebrating the sacraments. Married or unmarried.

    It would mean less moochers and parasites.

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    1. Very wise. Good idea. Like the Orthodox in Greece and other places. And the Orthodox in Ireland who have day jobs and earn a salary and celebrate the sacraments as needed. Full time priesthood is one of the main causes of clericalism and all the sense of entitlement that goes with it. Its one thing being a full time monk, nun or religious, or even cleric in a big urban area. But who needs full time priests in rural parishes. This is a relatively modern thing in the big picture.

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    2. St Paul used to make/mend tents for his keep and preached for free... it's not modern, rather back to our roots. A great way to be.

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  37. Dean Kenney Hall would love to experience Wilson's room, especially the large tea selection and fluffy pink cushions.

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    1. Rome has been pushed out of the news. Did Conor Gannon threaten legal action? Can we have some updates on angelic Conor and his bit of rough?

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  38. Father Michael Collins15 May 2018 at 22:50

    Dear Bishop Buckley,

    Please leave us alone. We are doing just fine. I have the booooaaaat on standby!!!

    Regards,
    Mick the dick!

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    1. Father Michael Mullaney aka fanny15 May 2018 at 23:12

      Michael what did I say about commenting on this blog? Stop now please

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    2. Be accountable & transparent Mick!

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    3. Father Tom Surlis15 May 2018 at 23:45

      Mick stop upsetting Michael. We both told you about this. I will speak to you tomorrow about it

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  39. Fair play to all still stuck in the 60’s and 70’s..
    Makes me sick to be called Irish or Catholic..
    No progression at all...
    Well done ... NOT!

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  40. The romantic walks and skinny Lattes in Cafe Bon Bon of Collins and Prior used to freak the guys out alot.

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  41. I have no idea who these lads are. And maybe some of them are not fit for the priesthood. But it must be absolutely dreadful for them to see their pictures in this blog and being talked about in this way.

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  42. Prior led Collins astray into deranged psychological approaches.

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  43. The carry on between Mick Collins and Paul Prior was unusual. Timed walks and exact pacing of the walks. The coordination skills of the two was remarkable for example when prior would turn left or right Collins would automatically turn like a trained puppy.

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  44. Greetings from the Scots College Rome. We are pissing ourselves laughing at what is going on in Maynooth and the Irish College Rome.

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  45. What's for cena in the hideously ugly Scotch College? Tatties and neeps with square sausages, washed down by Irn Bru and two pints each of Buckie?

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  46. I didn't know they had broadband out in the suburbs of Rome, 15:19. Well done for getting through. Remind me, how many seminaries do you have in Scotland? Is it four or five?

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    1. An inherant anti-Christian comment to poke fun at your fellow Christian in such a childish manner.
      If you think the numbers so low you should consider a vocation to bring the Gospel to Scotland. But be warned, Scotland was quick to recognise Maynooth for what it is and stopped using it nearly immediately after they started.

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  47. What are these seminaries supposed to have done?

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