"THE MEMORY OF JESUS IS BOTH SACRED AND SUBVERSIVE"
Sunday, 27 May 2018
SUICIDE OF SEMINARIAN'S RELATIVE
"Hi Bishop Pat
I asked earlier on the blog if I could tell you about my close relative who was let down badly by two priests and a nun.
Put briefly my close relative had serious mental health problems and was diagnosed with personality disorder. She took her own life after several attempts at the age of 24. She was receiving separate and contradictory counseling from Sr Xxx Xxxxx, ex-priest Xx Xxxxxxx Xxxxx, and religious order priest Xx Xxxxx Xxxxx
They all strung her along when she should have had qualified medical care. The night before she killed herself she went out to Xxxxxxx Monastery and told Fr Xxx of her intention to do so. It wasn't in confession. He didn't alert her parents, doctor or 999 as the Samaritans, doctors and trained counselors do. She died in the early hours of the next day, about five hours after meeting him. As far as we know he was the last person she spoke to.
My mother found out all this after the death. He refused to give any more details except saying she told him she was going to commit suicide and it was not during confession.
Thanks for letting me say this. Privately I add that my devout mother never forgave Fr Xxx who was off-hand and defensive. Her health declined and she died six months later, followed by my father a year later. I was in I Divine in Maynooth and Niall Ahern threw me out within two weeks of my father's death, saying I was psychologically immature".
I am so sorry to hear of the death of your relative and of how it affected your poor mother, dad, (RIP) and family.
I am also so sorry that Maynooth was so cruel to you at such a vulnerable time in your life.
I have heard similar stories before of bishops, priests and seminaries being cruel to people at a sad time in their lives.
Any person who is cruel to anyone at such a time is certainly no friend of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
I think that we priests and nuns should be very, very careful when we are advising and counseling people with mental illnesses.
Most of us are not trained psychologists or therapists and we must be keenly aware of our limitations.
People with mental illnesses absolutely need the professional help of psychiatrists, therapists, and psychiatric nurses.
The very best thing we can do in such cases is to IMMEDIATELY involve the professionals.
On several occasions, even in recent months, I have had clearly ill people arrive at my door in great mental distress.
I bring them in, listen to them, make them a tea or coffee and get their permission to ring an ambulance.
If I did anything else I would regard myself as totally irresponsible and be acting outside my competence.
Trendy priests and nuns who have attended a few counseling courses in the USA can be dangerous.
We have seen the fruits of Dr. Prior and Dr. Collins in Maynooth!!!
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
I hope that being able to tell your story on here, albeit anonymously, will have helped you with the burden you are carrying?
MAYNOOTH - WHAT IS DERMO AT?
ONE YEAR YOU ARE TAKING ALL YOUR SEMINARIANS OUT OF MAYNOOTH BECAUSE OF "STRANGE GOINGS ON" AND THE NEXT YEAR YOU BACK IN MAYNOOTH ORDAINING DEACONS FORMED IN THE PLACE! Diarmuid, in taking his seminarians out of Maynooth was clearly signalling that he had no confidence in Maynooth Formation or Maynooth Formation staff. And then on Saturday, at the request of the unsuitable formation, he goes back to Maynooth to ordain deacons that have been found worthy of ordination by the incompetent staff!
ORDER OF SERVICE FROM SATURDAY - COURTESY OF SEMINARIAN
Why would a bishop, who had come to the conclusion that Maynooth formation was seriously dysfunctional go and ordain men produced by that dysfunctional system? People often say that Diarmuid runs with the hares and the hounds. Are these diaconate ordinations a clear example of Diramuid's hunting tactics? Are we dealing with a scheming politician here?
And why is Fanny Mullaney inviting a prelate to celebrate Maynooth ordinations when the very same prelate has signalled that Mullaney & Co are, at least dysfunctional, if not downright unsuitable formators? Maybe Fanny has not given up all hope of eventually wearing a mitre and therefore needs to keep Dermo sweet? ALSO - THERE WERE JUST TWO DEACONS ORDAINED IN MAYNOOTH THIS YEAR FOR THE 26 IRISH DIOCESES. THE OTHER TWO WERE DIVINE WORD MISSIONARIES!