Friday, 8 June 2018


DARCY CRIES AT MEDIA FUNERAL

WHENEVER I SEE OR HEAR BRIAN DARCY ON THE TV OR RADIO I FEEL QUITE NAUSEOUS.

As an old deceased Jesuit friend of mine said about another priest: "he gives me a pain in my belly".

Darcy is not genuine. He wants to be all things to all men and women.

If he was putting a bet on a horse he would be a sixpence each way man".

He thinks being liberal is all about wearing coloured shirts and hanging out with the rich and famous.

He is at every occasion he can get to - funerals, weddings, Christenings, wakes, TV shows etc etc.

It is embarrassing to watch him trying to muscle in on funeral Masses as a concelebrant and preacher.

At least the parish priest of Castleblaney put him in his place at Big Tom's funeral. Wish there were more like him.

Maybe there is something psychologically wrong with Darcy?

Did he not get long enough time on the breast?

Does he have attention deficit disorder?

Or is he just full of himself?

As they say in Belfast: "Here's my arse, my head is coming".


In 2002 I composed the poem below about Darcy as a False Prophet:


THE FALSE PROPHET

Clerical garb in all the right places.
T-shirt or polo at discos and races;
Platitudes foaming from passionless lips,
Anaemic gestures from limp finger tips.

As swift as a fly to freshly dropped stool,
The false prophet swoops to the media ghoul;
Posing at concerts and weddings and do's;
Widows and orphans and victims he woos.

Graveside photos consoling the grieving,
Newsflash images of tears most deceiving;
Emptiest sermons and smarmy old quotes,
Not fooling Christ's sheep but only his goats.

The "hire a priest" of every chat show,
Willing to go where you want him to go;
At night he's a rebel against canon law,
By dawn at the palace he's kissing their paw.

Tells you he loves you just as you be,
But won't life a finger to set your heart free;
Condemns the tough rules in his cringing style,
While watching his back with a sly sick smile.

Pretends he's in love with a farmer's young Mary,
They've never had sex as he's chaste and wary;
Others have said he's game for a hunk,
Would that be all right for a Catholic monk?

With an up front die-hard I'd prefer for to deal,
Whose hallmark's conviction and fervour and zeal;
But Trendy's so dangerous at sixpence each way,
"Get behind me Old Satan" I hear the Lord say.







88 comments:

  1. There were surely better ways to spend your time than on writing that doggerel

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  2. A lot of accusations but no justifications. You may not like his manner, but he appeals to folk who dont like your manner. No priest can satisfy all parishioners so step back and let him live.

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  3. He should have gone into showbiz.

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  4. He's an actor, playing a part.

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    1. 03.20: Aren't we all actors in some way? Each in his/her own way but this blog today reaches depths of trailer trash offensiveness. What, can we ask, is the purpose of chasing Fr. Brian this way?

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    2. He is a cert public figure.

      I'm entitled to my opinion.

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    3. 10.11: This time Pat, you are hugely mistaken and have misjudged your attack on Brian Darcy. I think you are disgraceful in what you have written. Everyone knows Brian Darcy. Not all are fond of him but your unnecessary "my opinion" entitlement is outrageously offensive. You haven't answered the legitimate question - what is your motivation behind this piece today? You should take a deep look into your conscience.

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  5. Pat, I think this parodying and criticism of Brian is most unfair and undeserved. I am no fan of Fr. Darcy but let's be honest, not jealous or resentful.Brian carries out a ministry among people in various walks of life that you nor I or indeed any other priest, could engage with. He has a track record in dealing with the world of music and celebrity. That's his forte and thank God someone can do it at his level. While I don't particularly like his intensity or showy side, I admire his abilities, his dedication and have often been delighted that he officiated at a wedding or funeral which I'd have found a little demanding. I think it's most unkind and undeserving that you should now harrass this priest. If you or I touched as many lives as he has done through his ministry, then we may allow ourselves make a judgment. What has Fr. Darcy done to you to warrant this nasty piece of invective? Somehow in some of your own nasty, unChrist-like behaviour, I too can hear Christ say of you Pat - "Get behind me Satan, because the way you think (and behave) are not God's ways.. "! Priests, at times, led by you, can be right bitches.

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  6. 5:55 Excellent. Pat your scrapping the bottom of the barrel.
    Fr Brian may not be perfect, but has given his life of service to others and knows no bounds.
    Are you the perfect example of Priesthood?

    This blog is in the depths which requires major renewal and for you Pat go take a retreat on 'Love' if others, you've lost all credibility with this blog really taking you down.

    Disappointed with todays blog!

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  7. Belcoo Brendan9 June 2018 at 09:32

    Darcy is a fraud and it’s clear how some eejits are taken in by him and try to defend the indefensible. He has well and truly pulled the wool over some people’s eyes but others are slowly catching on to our Brian. He doesn’t speak for the Church, for fellow clergy, for his religious order even or for society, he speaks only for himself. He is a deeply jealous man and when jealous he can be vindictive - a trait of his that is most unappealing and not many get to see. He doesn’t take kindly if you don’t recognise him or treat him as a ‘celebrity’, he craves attention and the limelight. There can be an arrogance associated with all of that, he always name drops in company and you’d be lucky to get a word in edge ways. He is not flavour of the month with his Religious Order especially at the Graan, with Sein Fein who he criticised on tv recently and cosying up to the DUP, with top brass at Radio Ulster who want to drop him from his Sunday slot and with clergy like the PP in Castleblaney who won’t stand for his nonsense of trying to hijack funerals. Brian also needs to come out of the closet big time (that can explain a lot about the man) and dispel this false myth that he regrets not getting married. He also needs to encourage his closest male friends in the showbiz industry to ‘come out’ especially those who hide behind the cover of marriage. There lies the frustration on his part and the part of his friends. It’s a shame because his family from near Bellanaleck are nothing like him at all and if truth be told are embarrassed by his aul carry on. A complex man who is deeply unhappy, envious and an extremely jealous individual - all caused by frustration and inner tension.

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  8. This is a most unnecessary onslaught on Fr. Darcy, unfair, nasty, prejudiced. He's not my first preference, but let's give him credit for his radical, compassionate and courageous approach to ministry. He has the ability to connect with people from particular professions and surely that's very commendable. I ask you Pat, in all honesty and conscience, to give one credible reason why you have targeted Fr. Darcy in so mean spirited a way? You seem to get some perverted sense of joy out of downing priests but this piece of garbage reflects more on you than on the subject of your nastiness.

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    1. Ask him if he would celebrate the wedding of a divorcee.

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    2. Surely any priest would if an appropriate annulment were to hand?

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    3. Ah now, he is bound by the church's teachings, unlike you. There is nothing to be gained in blaming an individual for the institution's rules.

      Today's blog is low +Pat. It is founded on prejudice and the many points made are not supported by evidence or cause. Brian D'Arcy might not appeal to all, but he does to some. Is this not a truism of all priests, including yourself? Has he actively tried to hurt anybody to justify such singling out? It appears not.

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    4. 10:53 Annulments are a racket!

      I have been marrying divorcees without annulments for 32 years.

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    5. How long are you removed from the Roman Catholic Church, is it about this time, or were these marriages one of the reasons you were removed.

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  9. It is worrying to have a go at one person like this. Some on the blog tend to Target the person rather than the action alleged or otherwise. What has he done or not done to warrant this critique.

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  10. Darcy did attack Cahal Daly on the Late Late Show one time.

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    1. And apologised to him in private the next morning!

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    2. Such an apology is mere politics for survival in an institution.

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    3. Ah +Pat @ 10.53 That’s the sneaky side of our Brian many don’t get to witness. Running with the hare and hunting with the hounds was always a dangerous game. Very sly.

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    4. Dalys house keeper told me the whole story.

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    5. MourneManMichael9 June 2018 at 11:37

      I saw that Late Late Show years ago, at a time when I'd never before heard of D'Arcy, Daly, or Pat Buckley. Living away from Ireland, I'd taken no interest whatsoever in religion or the RC church.
      I have to say though that from that LL Show, I was as much impressed with D'Arcy as I was disgusted by Daly's intolerant, belligerent attitude to the very reasonable points being made by D'Arcy.
      I agree with comments above in that i think it innappropriate +Pat for you to use the blog to criticise D'Arcy. It seems a matter of personal preferences, and you're entitled to your opinion and dislike. But the blog, while it's your domain, is, in my opinion, not the best place to broadcast your personal dislike without clear factual supporting evidence.
      MMM

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    6. Tell us now, +Pat. Best for all concerned.

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    7. Not a lot to tell.

      Just that Darcy turned up at Ara Coeli to apologise to Daly over his comments on the Late Late.

      Apparently Daly was shouting at him.

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    8. MMM, Darcy is a very public figure who puts himself forward all the time.

      He never did anything to me - except making me cring when I see him.

      In the context of the battle between conservative and radical people in the church, Darcy is not genuine - parading as a radical and then bending the knee to power.

      I think that such hypocrisy can be publicly challenged.

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    9. MMM, I have never viewed that particular show, but would love to do so.

      Wish I had a link.

      Anyone?

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    10. My goodness, missed that attack off the red hatted weasel Daly. Cathal Daly was the most twisted, arrogant, wee troll Armagh had as a leader. Talk about a rotten Eel from Loughgiel. We have had two of the worst Cardinals of Armagh. Sean Brady was another bad one. COVER UP of the sexual abuse. Did a runner to Rome covered the shit up an let the abuse continue bloody disgrace the both of them. There is so much on this blog that falls into the connection of the pair of them. What about cardinal Cathal weasel Daly,s little curate at a time who was in Armagh.Glued to the hip like a pair of old biddies. Oh might I say Fr.John Gates. He,s learned his twisted manners from Daly. Now we're is Fr.Gates Magherafelt bullying his parish. So there we are very interesting how everything falls into place. Follow thy leader.

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    11. The Darcy Version:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDft3E-R_VU

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    12. D has a great imagination.

      I heard the story from the person standing at the door.

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    13. 12.46 Day Two and still no Gates celebrating Mass. He's bringing in retired men instead. He returns after one month away (sick) but takes two days off already. Maybe he's preparing for his me me me Mass Rock Mass tomorrow for his fans up in Glenshane forest which is neither in his parish or diocese. You couldn't make it up. His every move is being watched and discussed by many in the parish.

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    14. JOHN GATES

      Please keep us informed about Gate's activities.

      The people of Magherafelt deserve better.

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    15. 13.23 Lol. Brian always has His version which does not always correspond with what actually happened. He has a terrible habit in community (who he doesn’t dine with very often) of repeating stories over and over again. The problem with that is the story changes every time as he keeps forgetting which version he has told.

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    16. @13.46 Don’t forget that Fr Gates wants everyone passing Glenshane Forest tomorrow to honk/beep their horn to show support for him

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    17. No show from Gates again at Mass tonight. The retired Monsignor wheeled out again for the 2nd time today. Gates saving himself for Mass in the forest tomorrow at 1pm. It's a 1-2hr walk to the Mass Rock in that heat, he clearly doesn't want the elderly or infirm to take part only his select few fans.

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    18. I don't think Darcy attacked Daly -- it was more a sympathetic fraternal correction -- a quite inspired moment.

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  11. 11.03 Langer: I would have a greater respect for Cergy with balls who speak out and didn’t have to apologise for it. Yes, they usually get punished or censored but they stick by what they say. People like Darcy who don’t have the courage of their convictions and stand by what they say should keep quiet because they are false and being all things to all people. They are a waste of space.

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    1. He has his convictions but sadly in an institution he also has to 'play the game' so to speak. Did hos actions garm anybody?

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  12. Crossgar Cathy9 June 2018 at 11:23

    What we in Crossgar would like to know is where does all the money go that Fr Brian rakes in? Wakes, Funerals, Baptisms, Weddings, Anniversaries, house blessings, Radio, TV, Books, guest appearances, retreat giving and conference speaking. There is no transparency, no accountability, no scrutiny and no questions ask. We hear he has been left a lot of property in Wills and this whole financial situation all sits very uneasy with some who are not gullible and fools.

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    1. Well, if he is observing his Vow of Poverty he hands it all over to the Passionists?

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  13. Pat I don't nornally agree with you, but Darcy is the lowest form of a sychophan there is.

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    1. Ok.

      I do not expect anyone to agree with me. We are all entitled to our opinions :-)

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    2. Pat, what makes me confused is that Fr D'arcy was sexually abused twice by a catholic priest, once when he was young and another time when he was in the seminary training for the priesthood, and still he became a catholic priest. I am amazed at that, considering his experiences with catholic priests, don't you?

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    3. Darcy uses all kinds of stories to dine out on.

      If many famous people got Mad Cow Disease - Darcy would have it the next day.

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  14. One wonders why Catholics, particularly Irish ones, can be so blind to Clergy like D’Arcy. They are effectively patsies and without meaning to cause offence, thick! How gullible can one be? The Irish laity have form in this regard with odious individuals such as Bishop Casey, Fr Cleary Et al. They never seem to learn any lessons from said confidence tricksters and flimflammers and with this individual D’Arcy nothing seems to have changed. Judging from several comments earlier it’s clear that some are happy to be continually hoodwinked and fooled. The Irish laity never seem to learn any lessons nor do they wish to, which is, quite frankly, bizarre. Perhaps they deserve Clerics like D’Arcy, we know what they say about a fool and his money. As I munch on my hot buttered crumpets and read the daily newspaper I have no doubt Fr Darcy will be turning on his charm offensive elsewhere as we speak.

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  15. Darcy’s an idiot. No one really takes him seriously. But then Buckley is also an idiot whom no one really takes seriously. You do realise that, Pat, don’t you?

    In fact, more people probably like Darcy than people like Buckley. Lol

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    1. Why would I want to be liked by the crowd?

      I prefer to be honest and really say what I think.

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  16. Seeing Crossgar mentioned by Cathy above brings to my mind that tomorrow, at 6pm I believe, is Cemetery Sunday at Teconnaught, an outlier church served by Crossgar priests, sometimes from Tober Mhuire.
    It's a very rural community, and I've now been to several C. Sundays recently. I have family buried there, and am a non church attender anywhere.
    The regular comments made afterwards are invariably negative in relation to the length of the proceedings, the needless repetition, and the long-winded processing round graves sprinkling holy water.
    One 80+ year old local's comment last yer summed it up. In referring to the clergy he said:, "J'sus put them fellows on a stage and they niver know when to get off it!"
    So if any you Crossgar priests reading this are involved tomorrow: just get on with it and keep it short and sharp, especially if it's baking sunshine or showers. The Down match is on TV at 7pm! We know where our priorities are. If you don't wise up the people will just get up and go.

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    1. 12.29: You damn f*****g idiot and fool. You should stay away from the cemetery or better still, fall into a grave and stay there, preferably along with that other hateful person, Buckley. What arrogance and self righteousness you spew out Pat! Shame...

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    2. @12:29 don’t bother yer hole going then. Stay at home. The dead in the graveyard won’t miss ye.

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    3. Anon @ 18:04: Is that opinion of yours from an atheists perspective because you don't believe in life after death stuff?

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  17. 12.06 You must be an idiot also if you are sticking your nose into the blog - you obviously take that seriously enough to post on it. You do realise that, don’t you?

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    1. @12:34 Yeeeeeeeeeooooow! Keep yer knickers on. Just saying like lol

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    2. 12.06 No need for the attitude. Address the issue not the person. Sometimes it's like a school playground on here. Sorry to hear Ronan Drury died. He seemed ok the few times I met him in Rome. £ 1m in assets. Can't be bad

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  18. Fr Ronan Drury of Maynooth who died last year left nearly a million in assets and cash. Brian will be the same. Darcy in fact defended sex outside marriage as not being a sin, said that he would vote yes for same sex marriage, defended abortion in a HotPress article. Yet lately he has been going on the telly spouting the Catholic line. What is going on? The Enniskillen cleric says he has had "countless conversations" with mothers faced with the sometimes heartbreaking decision of having to travel to England for a termination.

    "I have sat with mothers, night after night after night. And I have always said to mothers, 'Whatever you choose is the right choice'," he said.

    "I always say that to mothers. My own view is that we should try to save all lives."

    While insisting his views are still pro-life, Fr D'Arcy has backed the proposal to cover repatriation costs in abortion cases involving fatal foetal abnormalities, in order for the remains to be brought back to Ireland and buried if the woman has been forced to travel to Great Britain for an abortion.

    "Whatever about the abortion, I have no problem at all having respect and love and care for the little infant whose life didn't get a chance," he said.

    "So, whatever we should do to make the mother and father of that infant good, so much the better. I have no problem with that. In fact, I think it's a good thing to do be compassionate and loving in that situation."

    The rebel priest believes it is inevitable that the Irish government will repeal the Eighth Amendment to the State's constitution - originally passed by referendum in 1983 - which gives the unborn an equal right to life with mothers in all circumstances.

    Fr D'Arcy has admitted his views may mean his days as a priest are numbered.

    The Passionist priest also said he supports gay couples adopting, would have no problem giving his blessing at same-sex marriages and has called on Pope Francis to allow divorced people to re-marry in the church.

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    1. What planet is Fr. Darcy in. Did he not learn from his training as a priest. Did he not know "priest"s can't Re-Marry that's the life he chose.Did he know a Catholic can't marry a divorcee. I am not one to believe priests should get married. Our lord didnt get married. Its against their religion. Fr. Darcy needn't think he is Pope an make rules or bend rules to re-marry. I can recall him Marrying a famous singer and his divorcee wife is in the chapel, does Donegal ring any bells. So shame on him about gay,s an pro life supporter. An absoulte bloody disgrace. Shame on that stupid fool for all his opinions. He should know where to shove it. Get in your merc an vroom on an give the rest of us bloody peace. Talk about listening between right an wrong at Mass.

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    2. He tried to take sides on a recent TV show and criticised Sinn Fein. Big mistake because the Shinner supporters turned on him and he had to leave in a hurry. People elsewhere might be willing to put up with his bullshit but not in West Belfast.

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    3. Ronan Drury was a gay as Christmas tree. His prancing around in homiletics class was entertaining.

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    4. The fact that he left in a hurry and didn’t stand up to them eyeball to eyeball is indicative of the moral quisling he is. No true priest would back down and be intimidated by that crowd. If people aren’t kissing Brian Darcy’s backside and singing his praises he runs a mile - or speeds off in the merc. The man oozes insincerity and fraudulence. He’s completely bogus. “Night after night after night” he’s sat up with women? He has on his arse. Sure they wouldn’t be able to get a hold of him to begin with!

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    5. 13.25 I'm afraid you're wrong. There were married priests for the first millennium of the church's existence - including popes. Celibacy started in earnest in the 11th century, especially with the reforms of Gregory VII (1073-1085).

      If you have a good reason why priests should not be married, let's hear it. But for heaven's sake don't put forward factually incorrect claims.

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  19. I must say that I do not see Darcy leaving.

    Being a priest is a major part of his act.

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  20. Pat, your personalised attack on Fr. Darcy, for no justifiable reasons, other than that he enjoys great public admiration, is unpardonable. You have sunk to a new low. Your moral and spiritual compass is now defunct and strips you of any credibility or integrity you have left. I cannot fathom your detestation for Brian Darcy. This blog today is the nastiest it has been for some time and is unjustified. What a waste of a "Bishop's" life to engage in this vitriol!

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    1. Am I not entitled to express my opinion about a person who constantly places himself in the public arena?

      I do not detest him.

      He makes me cringe.

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    2. 13.38: Who will you pick out of the hat next? Another priest to tear to pieces? Disgusting behaviour. Get yourself a real job and do something useful. Your attitude, behaviour and words are anathema to Christ. Totally.

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    3. I too cringe, reminded of times I should have stayed at home or at least kept my mouth shut.

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  21. I heard that he and Gary don't get on well in Crossgar?

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  22. Crossgar Cathy9 June 2018 at 14:05

    There's an attention power struggle in Crossgar.

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  23. He won't leave he'll lose his platform and his audience.

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    1. Gary was invited to a recent peace conference abroad in light of his experiences in Ardoyne. Brian was not happy at all and was so envious he refused to speak to Gary for a few days - that’s the norm with Brian and people don’t get to see that side of him. Very jealous man indeed. Watch him closely as part of a panel on TV, he hates anyone getting more air time and is always dying to jump in, pathetic sad man.

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    2. I’m not sure which is worse - Darcy or Gary; both desperately crave the limelight. That recent BBC program about Gary was another cringe fest.

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  24. He's a song and dance man!

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  25. As a parishioner of The Graan many thought our annual novena would finish with Fr Brian’s departure. Nothing could be further from the truth. Father Charles Cross has put his own stamp on the Novena this year and it has been stronger than ever. I suppose the lesson here is that no one is indispensable.

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    1. The Graan itself, and the faithful Novena attenders are the real diamonds... Priests will come and they will go...

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  26. Just wondering Pat what motivated your invective against Darcy today? It's amazing that you are so abusive to this man and for no justifiable reasons. Tell us why..

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    1. The style of this blog is provocative.

      If you want pious stuff try the Legion of Mary blog :-)

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    2. Buckley you are full of badness. An embarrassment to creation!

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  27. Pat finds Fr Trendys antics cringeworthy.

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  28. Pat, We're not looking for "pious stuff", just TRUTH, MERCY, RESPECT, KINDNESS and FAIR, BALANCED COMMENTS. Your blog today reveals the horribly nasty side to you. Smug, self righteous arrogance. Whatever about the merits or demerits of Brian Darcy, he does not deserve the demeaning and degradation you heap on him today. Shame. He has much more commendable virtues than you'd ever dream of.

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  29. 18.20 If you don't like what you read why read it? Maybe you should go to a Holy Mary blog.

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  30. He cries easily, +Pat.

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  31. He says a lot but says nothing at the same time. He loves the attention and to be in the limelight. I dont think he is too happy to be a priest and if I am right I think he should do the honourable think and become layisised.

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  32. Is there any new scandal(s) brewing, +Pat? Or updates on the disappeared, perhaps.

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  33. This is terrible upsetting to see a priest who has lived the highlife hanging out with celebrities for decades, now seeing those same generous money lavishing celebrities passing from him one by one..My heart goes out to Fr Trendy and all those other old dying members of the ACP. (Association of Crying Priests)

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