A COMMENT MAKER ON THIS BLOG HAS CLAIMED THAT KERRY DEACON, SEAN JONES, HAD ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AND HAD BEEN HOSPITALISED IN TRALEE HOSPITAL.
The comment maker said he heard this from a hospital nurse and that Deacon Jones was overheard in the hospital mentioning my name among others?
The gist of the comment was that I was responsible for this alleged suicide attempt!
A priest is not simply a PRIVATE person. He is also a PUBLIC person.
In rural Ireland, priests are still on pedestals, regarded as above reproach and have quite a lot of control over peoples lives through schools. They are also the "guardians" of the Sacraments - and can privately and publicly allow you a Sacrament or deny you a Sacrament. In other words, they can publicly affirm you or publicly shame you!
The Roman Catholic Church has created the situation whereby sexual morality is seen as ultimate morality.
The sexual sin is the worst sin - and even an act of masturbation can bring you to burn in Hell for all eternity.
The Church has "educated" us into believing that bishops, nuns, and monks are the exemplars of purity and chastity.
We should all aspire to be as pure and as chaste as the clergy!
If the Church, bishops, and clergy want us to buy into their idea of purity and chastity then they have an immense public responsibility to lead by example.
And yet we see bishops and clergy:
- Having sex with women.
- Having sex with men.
- Sexually abusing children, men, and women.
- Being sexually promiscuous in seminaries and parishes.
- Having sex and relationships with each other.
- Being on sites like Grindr.
- Visiting gay saunas.
- Breaking wrists during BDSM.
- Showing their willies online.
So how can this bunch of men, and the bishops who are involved too, think that they have any credibility to talk to us about purity and chastity when they themselves are "at it" like rabbits?
Sean Jones aspires to be a public priest in Kerry - upholding all the teachings of the Roman Catholic denomination.
First of all, he must expect that the rest of us will ask him to practice what he preaches.
And secondly, he has been associated with the "strange goings on" in Maynooth and the good people of Kerry are entitled to know what went on and is their still anything going on in the life of this man who aspires to be the moral guide of Kerry parishioners.
Sean Jones may not like the scrutiny he has been subjected on this blog and elsewhere. But he is a public person and is planning to be an even more public person on July 1st at the hands of Killarney Ray.
The Roman Catholic Church in Ireland is now a very hot kitchen. That heat has been stoked by all the scandals and abuse.
Let only those who can take the heat enter it!