Saturday, 2 June 2018

NO LEADERSHIP IN IRISH CATHOLIC CHURCH




THE LEADERSHIP OF THE IRISH ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH - THE SO-CALLED IRISH BISHOPS - ARE A SMALL CROWD OF UNINTELLIGENT, OUT OF TOUCH, ARROGANT LOSERS WHO ARE BLIND TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE THEIR INSTITUTION IS GOING DOWN THE SHUTE!


"AT THIS TIME THERE IS NEITHER PRIEST OR PROPHET TO PLY HIS TRADE IN THE LAND"


1. AMY MARTIN OF ARMAGH:




Eamon is an effeminate, tight-mouthed, "Mammy's Boy" who has absolutely no leadership skills and who is afraid of his own shadow.

He does not even have the good manners to answer email and letters he is sent.

He is presiding over a presbyterate of clerics many of whom are actively gay; Grindr Followers who show their faces and their willies on social media and think they can get away with it.

Others in his presbyterate, like Gates, are jumped up little bullies who specialize in bullying children, parents, teachers and school staff - not to mention sending holy old ladies home,e from Mass crying.

Others have no common sense and are lecturing people publicly about matters that they are not observing in their own lives.

The past week or so we have seen Eamon Martin's weakness when the whole country went against Catholic teaching and voted for abortion.

And all Amy can do is to run off to Belguim with the Anglicans.

The Archdiocese of Armagh and the Catholic Church in the country is going to Hell while Amy goes around behaving as if everything in the garden is rosy!


2 DERMO IN DUBLIN:




Diarmuid "The Coddle" Martin in Dublin is no better than Amy. His only lead over Amy is his relationship with the media.

Dermo has always had an atrocious relationship with his priests.

He has surrounded himself with a cabal of yes men.

He has a big soft spot for gay seminarians and priests, even when they cause scandal.

He can turn on the tears at the flick of a camera.

He is busy planning to give his job to a successor he favours.

And, of course, he would like a red hat before he dies.


3. CASHEL AND TUAM:

Kieran O'Reilly in Cashel and Michael Neary in Tuam are as useful and practical as tits on a bull.

They are just two bodies filling chairs that would otherwise be simply empty.

No personalities or leadership skills whatsoever.


4. DORAN OF SLIGO:

Then you have Kevin Doran (my seminary classmate) who is Elphin.

He is the fella who compared homosexuality to Downs Syndrome during the same-sex marriage referendum.

He now wants people who voted YES in the abortion referendum to go to Confession! How can they if they are not sorry for voting yes.


5. POISONOUS PHONSIE:




Then you have Phonsie in Waterford who raves like a Catholic with mad cow disease.

He wanted to tell girls not to have a reproductive vaccine.

Then he wanted the pubs closed on Good Friday.

Then he banned an atheist TD from sponsoring a child for Confirmation.

Today he wants YES voters to go to Confession too!


6. TREANOR IN BELFAST:

Then you have Noel Treanor In Belfast.

He likes his £4 million renovated palace.

He is in Europe half the time.

He does not like doing Confirmations.


 7. THE "ALSO RANS":




Then you have the low profile "successors of the apostles" - the ALSO RANS -  - Smith in Meath, Kelly in Galway, Kirby in Clonfert, Monahan in Killaloe, O'Reilly in Cavan (Kilmore) Buckley in Cork, Boyce in Dromore, Browne in Kerry, Brennan in Ferns, Crean in Cloyne, Leahy in Limerick, Duffy in Ardagh, Fleming in Killala, McGuckian in Donegal, McKeown in Derry, Nulty in Kildare.


Not one of them would have been given a managerial job in an organization in Civvy Street.

And all the while:

- Scandals leaking out.

- Churches emptying.

- People ignoring them.

- Schools wanting away from them.

- No seminarians entering.

- Parishes with no priests.

- No nuns joining Orders.

- Population voting against Catholic Teaching, issue after issue.

- Importing priests from Africa and India.

- Dead babies bodies being found in convent septic tanks.

- nuns illegally exporting children to international destinations.

- The mass attendance rate at 3% in parts of the capital.

- Congregations consisting of grey heads.

- Many couples preferring Civil Marriages to Church marriages.

- Priesthood with a reputation for being a sexually active gay cabal.

- Sex acts on rural church altars.

etc, etc



YES INDEED:

THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN IRELAND IS BEREFT OF EFFECTIVE AND INSPIRING LEADERSHIP




AND


"THERE IS NEITHER PRIEST OR PROPHET TO PLY HIS TRADE IN THE LAND"

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SUNDAY NIGHT BINGO TONIGHT IN MAGHERAFELT

GATES AND MC ENIFFE






  

97 comments:

  1. What an inappropriate photograph in the Magherafelt parish social media page.. This is just farcical and downright embarrassing.

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    1. Look like Gates in drag having more than fun with mcniff. Disgusting behaviour and Fr Gates is only back from his suspension/punishment. It is obvious he will never grow up and be a REAL Priest instead being an attention seeker with his best buddy mceniff. Sad state of affairs and quite simply a embarrassment.

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    2. Maybe they are just ........ chums!!!

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    3. ... as in bum.

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  2. Looking at this list of 'leaders' we could be excused for thinking that a group of bishops is properly referred to as an 'impotence of bishops'.

    I gave up years ago at contributing to the Diocesian office collections. No longer could I enable Buckley in Cork/Ross.

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    1. Did you see the hurling match last night?

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  3. Oh if only the Bishops could be like you. I'm sure you're setting the world alight with the flame of faith. What tips have you got to share?

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    1. Take Amy to the Vatican and make him Postmaster General.

      Give Dermo early retirement.

      Insist that all bishops be PASTORS - not canon lawyers, desk priests, theologians, teachers.

      Ordain married men as priests.

      Ordain suitable women as priests.

      Out the New Testament before canon law.

      Close Maynooth and The Irish College and start a new seminary with properly qualified staff - including qualified lay people.

      Have dialogue with the People of God and answer their emails and letters.

      Remove bullying priests from their posts.

      etc. etc

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    2. 06:53 Are you for real?
      Looks like you haven't sobered up yet!

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    4. But they would need to be gay married men, +Pat.

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  4. What a bitter, nasty person Pat is. On this Feast of Corpus Christi, we hold SACRED the memory of Jesus, which we show by our Christian living. While there are many flaws, failings and imperfections in our Church and its leaders and members, is it fair to make so condemnatory a statement like this, which is the persistent story on this blog. Same story, different days! Shame on you Pat for the destruction of Christ's MEMORY through your nastiness. "Judge not and you will not be judged yourself: do not condemn...Be COMPASSIONATE as your Heavenly Father is compassionate.. ". Let's practice these words of Jesus.

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    1. Yep, let's continue the decay and corruption and call our attitude COMPASSION.

      The Christi in CC took the whip into the temple to your predecessors!

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    2. @10.30
      The advice you give to Pat about compassion should ve given to the Bishops conference 365 days a year. It is they who lack compassion and respect for the Christ.

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    3. 10.03 Why do you bother reading the blog because you are nosey aren’t you? You enjoy reading it but you won’t admit it because that would make you a hypocrite which you are. It’s clear for all to see. If you don’t like what you read then why the hell are you reading it? You are probably away now to thump your craw and tell the Priest how marvellous he is!!

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    4. 10:38 And you wouldn't know what the inside of a Church looks like, isn't that right?

      Pot calling the Kettle black!

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    5. Keep practicing 10.03,you will get there eventually.
      I might have listened a little if you had not criticised.
      Being nasty to another is anything but compassion.
      Now....get lost...you silly poster.

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    6. 12 38 : I do try to practice what I preach. I take the commands of Christ seriously. I am "there" in my struggles and daily efforts. What's the point of saying you follow Christ and then ignore his call for kindness, mercy and compassion- yes, we must name and condemn the crime and sin but not continually condemn, ridicule or humiliate the sinner. God, I believe is our ultimate judge.

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  5. Referring to blog 10.03,where it starts with shame on you that whole paragraph should be directed at gates. He has no compassion,no respect,no godleness,no sympathy,does not care about anyone only himself,thats only for starters

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  6. Are the two boyos in the poster above having err...... a relationship? Are they trying to make a statement because it’s pretty obvious.

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  7. Had to endure the most boring of sermons this morning in Newry Cathedral by the Bishop, he had a very gravelly voice. Heard two lads in front of me talking about St Colmans when they saw him. His sermon was something I heard back in the 1970’s, I’m afraid that his words along with his voice would put any crater to sleep.

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    1. Have to admit: the pic can suggest a certain, er, familiarity with each other.😆

      But I'm sure their association is entirely platonic.

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    2. I would describe his voice as 'quaky'. Boyce sounds neurotic, and unsure of himself.

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  8. MourneManMichael3 June 2018 at 11:25

    I've just read on the BBC on-line news site that the Pope is granting various indulgences to Irish people in connection with his visit to Ireland. The site explains a bit about indulgences function in relation to remission of purgatorial punishment for past sins.
    I read it with a sense of disbelief at the arrogance mixed with sheer incredulity.
    Surely it's getting to the stage where the RC church and its pronouncements are not only irrelevant, but a source of derisive laughter?
    And while there's much focus just now on "Gates", what about the "holy doors" indulgences?
    MMM

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    1. I suppose they have to use any device to attract the crowds this time round.

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  9. Our bishops now are gentle, unpretentious men, and they are making the catholic milieu warmer and more human. The church doesn't carry a big stick any more but it can accompany the people in their struggles and be a place of consolation and mercy.

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  10. 11.46. You really should stay off that stuff. It’s making you seriously delusional!
    But fear not an indulgence is on the way. Can an expert on indulgences answer me this question. When the papal visit comes I won’t be there nor will I watch it on the tv. However if I’m watching the news that night and an item about the papal visit comes on do I inadvertently get a reduced indulgence. Is there a sliding scale? I think at a push I could handle a 10% one! That way I can live out my life confident in the knowledge that my cynicism at the wholesale manipulation and puss taking of the “ faithful” will not be punished as severely as I should. Phew...what a relief!

    Dalriada Dick

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    1. Dick, no. You won’t “inadvertently” get anything. So you you can content yourself up there in Ballycastle guzzling Black Bush sitting on your big backside. And try to train yourself not to be such an imbecile.

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    2. I indulged myself last night. I may do so again tonight.

      Why does the Roman Catholic Church insist on teaching that sin carries 'temporal punishment'? Punishment? Why can't God just forgive sin, and let it go at that. Why must (or does?) he behave like Shylock and demand retribution.

      To teach that God punishes sin, even repented sin, is to teach obliquely that God actually isn't as merciful and forgiving, as the RCC teaches, too.

      The RCC is a mass of contradiction! Another infamous one: (human life is sacred...with which I agree...and, therefore, abortion is morally wrong. But hey! Not so sacred that we morally condemn capital punishment.😆)

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    3. MournemanMichael3 June 2018 at 13:42

      Bravo DD. Your comment aptly portrays the ridiculousness of the whole indulgence farcical farrago.
      MMM

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    4. Magna Carta's Mum3 June 2018 at 17:12

      Magna darling, I think you're being a bit quick to condemn this indulgence business out of hand. In fact I can see the distinct possibilities it has. In fact such good possibilities that a plenary indulgence may be gained on the usual conditions by anyone presenting me with a bottle of 4711 or creme de menthe. Magna darling, as my Vicar General you really should put up the times you're hearing confessions as the pious donors will need to know.

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    5. Mommie dearest, that you see 'distinct possibilities' in the distribution of indulgences comes as guarranteed from a mercenary mind like yours; and that possibility (there really is only one) is spelt c-a-s-h.

      Didn't Papa once say you could sell life insurance to corspes?😆

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    6. 7 years and seven quarantines for saying Dns meus et Deus meus at the elevation of the true trentish mass.

      I don’t know what you’re complaining about. Not a bad deal!

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    7. Magna Carta's Mum3 June 2018 at 20:16

      Dear Anonymous @ 18:18 - you bring back such happy memories of the old days. I must see if I can find my Raccolta.
      Magna darling, I'm sure daddy didn't mean you to repeat that throwaway comment in public! Do you remember the time I sold a Chinese-Italian dictionary to a hawker at the door?

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    8. Yes, mommie dearest, I do. I soooo do. (Groan😣).

      That poor hawker walked away with the air of someone who had been had, but wasn't just yet aware of it. (I heard, through the grapevine, that he later transitioned and founded an order of nuns called 'The Sacred Cloister of Huxster's for Christ'. Papal approval is pending and, of course, will be granted...on the customary pecuniary conditions.)

      As for pappy dearest, he wouldn't have minded (R.I.P) my public declaration of his comment: after all, he declared it countless times in countless public houses.😆

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  11. What leadership do you show Pat?
    You as a so called cleric I struggle to see any leadership from you.

    The Church is far from perfect but I firmly believe change is happening and would happen sooner if men like you would mind your own business and try focussing on your own mission in life!

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    1. 12.37
      Only two things change in the catholic church,
      1. The numbers in the pews
      2. The expectations of the people who remain in the pews.

      People are not just leaving because they do not believe; all too often they leave because they do believe but the institutional church fails to live by example. Remember the words, "believe what you read, teach what you believe, practice what you teach". These words appear to have disappeared from the Church's daily life.

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    2. And I suppose if the media in general had just 'butted out' that change would have come even quicker, wouldn't it?

      You braindead fool!😆 Were it not for such media outlets as this, there would be NO change at all.

      The mitred bastardos you sycophantically defend have no moral impetus to change, because they lack collective conscience. The change you speak of is media-driven.

      Halfwit.😆

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    3. Magna, i wish there was a butten to like other posts for I love your's at 13.21. Perfectly on the button

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    4. Why, thank you, 19:39!☺

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  12. If they were leaders they would admit that the Irish state is being tricked by the Vatican into paying for the pope's state visit when he is not a true head of a real state. The Vatican does not even have a population. Taxpayers are being stolen from and the papers are clear that the costs have already led to the gardai doing less to combat gang warfare in Dublin and the country.

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    1. 13:06 Its not a State visit, it's a Pastoral visit, there's a big difference.

      The Vatican is a real state. Your information is factually all incorrect.
      An hour in Geography and Religion should bring you along!

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    2. Yes it's a real State... for laundring money in and selling 'passports'. I suppose Trump will be bombing it soon to bring democracy and end the 'dictatorship' and violation of human rights.

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  13. Has Dermo got a chicken on his head?

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  14. 13.06. Are you telling us that money which should be used in the police and security budget to keep our streets safe is being diverted to pay for this charade in August. Do people know this. Have the media picked this up

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    1. The Garda have called off crime investigations in Dublin to divert funds for the papal visit!!!

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  15. Another story in Sunday world about john Murray . Apparently the father is a father

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    1. I'm not surprised. He tried hard enough.

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  16. 13.46: Delusional as usual. Hatemonger Pat. Will you parade in Phoenix Park in August? God forgive you for your desecration of Jesus through your hate language.

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  17. The RCC still poncing but on a grand scale.

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  18. Pat, I don't see the value in listing ridiculing snaps of the bishops like this every few months. They may well be true but your blog piece today is not really a follower of Jesus' response. You mentioned recently that 'demolition comes before renovation' but that applies to a building and we are dealing with a body here. Imagine if somebody else ran a blog constantly featuring you and the Oratory helpers and everytime brought up negatives about you all. It would be unfair. We know we have the spirit when we encourage the green shoots and look for a positive. The church is being seriously pruned perhaps just not as fast as we might expect. There must be a better way of making progress.

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    1. 16:36: There'd be no grounds for such a blog on the Oratory Society, so your point is...well...pointless, really. 😆

      As for the institutional Roman Catholic Church, it just keeps, lemming-like, providing the world with scandal after scandal.

      Don't blame Bishop Pat for the selfish stupidity of the RCC institution.

      There is one, sure-fire way of bringing blogs like this one to abrupt stop...and that is for the institutional Church to be the church Jesus always intended.

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    2. 16.55 Magna, a new blog could do what Pat does..and that is find grounds for ridiculing. Pat with a funny hat saying something ridiculous shouldn't be hard to find. Perhaps exhibiting constantly a sad chapter from one of the Oratory priests which he would prefer to remain hidden.
      Also I'm not disagreeing with the fact that the church is producing scandal nor am I blaming Pat for it as you erroneously suggest. I make the very valid point that our response to these scandals is in fact more like our own type of scandal. Finally, we know the church is unable for now to be purified. So, in the meantime, do we just regurgitate every scandal we can again and again? Surely not the response of a follower of Jesus, or a person filled with the Spirit. And that is far from pointless, Magna.

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  19. John Murray??????

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  20. No news from Magherafelt?

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  21. MourneManMichael3 June 2018 at 17:08

    Reading the blog about the Irish bishops brings to my mind TS Eliot's famous poem, "The Hollow Men".
    Perhaps it could refer to the RC hierarchy and its institution as well.
    Consider its beginning and end:

    "We are the hollow men
    We are the stuffed men
    Leaning together
    Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
    Our dried voices, when
    We whisper together
    Are quiet and meaningless
    As wind in dry grass
    Or rats' feet over broken glass
    In our dry cellar
    ...........
    This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper."
    MMM

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    1. MMM - Aren't you very intelligent? Quoting T. S. Eliot! And doing so with sneering delight and contempt at the failings of clergy. Rather unbecoming of someone who is normally more balanced, nuanced and erudite. Pity you've jumped on the bandwagon. There are lots of "hollow people" on this blog, sadly.

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  22. Pat, have you had the chance to visit Lisbreen since the palace's £4m reburbishment or have you received any reports from priests who've been there?

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  23. 16.36 Well said the Church is being renewed daily sadly not fast enough but it is going in the right direction.
    So the active sexual clergy your number will be up sooner than you think and same for those Seminarians at Maynooth.

    MAGHERAFELT was amazing and it was packed to the seems and the Children's singing was amazing a lot of hard work went into it by three schools and Father Gates got a big welcome it was awesome to watch for 1.5 hours.
    sadly that is the second year EM has not been in the parish he needs to sort his diary better however I will email him and the Papal Nuncio. he should have been in his Archdiocese confirming the 98 Children.
    The Church is in renewal and thanks to this blog it helps the Bishop get rid of the unwanted false Clergy and Seminarians.

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    1. Having seen Gates for the first time on the webcam today after all the scandal associated with him on here, it struck me what a short arse he really is.

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    2. Illiterate gay Irishman in Scotland alert. He admits he's getting enough gay sex and he says(in awful, dreadful English):

      "So the active sexual clergy your number will be up sooner...…." I believe most clergy are active. And all clergy are sexual, - but that's by the way.

      Please, while you are at it writing to a papal nuncio, ask for the price of a night course in basic English, and secondly, the price of a few counselling sessions to help you deal with your obsession with the sex lives of other people.




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    3. MMM - bravo. That must be the result of your university studies in England and Scotland which thankfully, and in your own words, made up for your mediocre Irish schooling.

      Isn't it great you got that chance to complement and supplement the earlier deficiencies.

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    4. @22:14, Vatican News reported the other day that Francis visited the Vatican Secretariat of State. The report added that 300 people work there. I'd say 250 of those are dealing with prurient, poorly crafted letters to Nuncios and Cardinal Sarah.

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  24. Buckley despite his shortcomings has never covered up for paedos and sex abusers. Nor has he tried to put his assets beyond the reach of the courts to deny victims justifiable compensation. What he has done is he has stood up to the two faced serpents who represent a church which has taken advantage of the goodwill of its followers. He has nailed his colours to the mast. And if he decides to stab it will be full frontal not in the back.
    Gimme a Buckley any day!

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    1. 18.21 - Sounds like Pat congratulating himself! Just a thought - it does happen on blogs - self congratulations in reply to criticism.

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  25. In that photo what is the man on the back giving the man at the front ???

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    1. During my school days it was called bumming.

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  26. A black padre helping out with masses in Armagh.
    Looking for money... Tanzania
    Do people need to give to 2 collections every Sunday now
    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrtrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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    1. 18.30: Racism and bigotry in that slimy comment. Shameful.

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  27. Hi Pat, what is your thoughts on Bishop Donal (GIRO) McKeown in Derry?

    He is "leading" a diocese in decline, with a notable exception of their cathedral parish, which seems to be attracting thousands of people to their services each week. Their recent Novena in May saw huge attendances, packed out, and of course a huge money spinner for them.

    I have spoken to a few friends who are parishioners there, and they have said that Saint Eugene's Cathedral is the gold mine of the diocese, whereas other parish attendances are dropping like a stone, the cathedral is consistently high under the leadership of Father Paul Farren.

    It seems Father Farren has better leadership qualities than his boss.

    The clergy appointments this summer will be interesting, to see how Donal shores up the terminal decline in their priest numbers.

    As of June 2018, there are now only roughly 74 full time priests to serve 51 parishes. With many due to retire this summer. 20/30 years a go there were over 140 full time priests in the Derry Diocese. How times have changed?

    Even the gold mine of Saint Eugene's Cathedral has only been given two full time priests by Donal, relying on three aged retired clergy to shore up the numbers in the parish. A parish with a population of nearly 11,000!

    I was told by one parishioner of how one of the retired priests who I won't name on here, nearly fell flat on his face coming down the sanctuary steps to give out communion. he is riddled with arthritis and is over 80. Poor man. It happened a week later when he said morning mass in the neighbouring Long Tower church, thankfully a sacristan who was serving on the altar was there to help him up.

    Also, we are still in the valley of utter silence with regards to Father Brendan Collins. You will remember him Pat. The young priest, ordained a few years, then went on sabbatical, and has never been seen since summer 2016. Whiff of a gay boyfriend scandal I heard.
    His name and photo still remains on the Derry Diocese website.

    So, overall my impression is that Bishop McKeown is totally inept. That constant Cheshire cat grin he has makes me want to vomit. Never trust a man who is always smiling, he has something to hide, is what my father used to say.

    When I was in the diocese, I thought his predecessor Bishop Seamus Hegarty was truly appalling. His past record was awful, especially with the handling of sex abuse in Raphoe and Derry, but one got the feeling that he had some control over his priests, and that they were afraid of him. He certainly put the fear of God in me when I met him a few times. About as warm as an iceberg with just as much charisma.

    I had hopes that Bishop McKeown would be different. However it seems it is all empty words, constant smiles, trying to be "with it" with the young people of the diocese, thinking high fiving young people will make him look cool. He just comes across as a total fake.

    I would like to know what you think? And others too, if they have encountered him.

    May God Bless You.

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    1. 19.03: Such smug arrogance. Is there anyone in your life that meets all your expectations and requirements? Your homily just now is boring, gossipy and uninspiring. Thank God you're not sermonising in our churches.Yawn, yawn...Stay behind your squinting windows.

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    2. John King's back.

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    3. John McTaggart actually. I was born and raised in Derry City, and was very proud of my home parish of Long Tower. Some wonderful priests there, including Fr Con McLaughlin, a really true warm hearted priest who married my mum and dad.

      I moved away from the diocese, but I am back and forth, and have family living there, who adore their faith, but not the leadership.

      I am saddened by the decline of the diocese, and wanted to express my views here. If my views are "smug, arrogant" etc, well so be it, it was not meant to come across like that.

      It is very very easy to turn this blog into a slanging match, and that is not why I am on here. Like YouTube comment sections, I now have to take the advice from many YouTubers who warn, "never read the comments section".

      All I say to you at 19:39, I will pray for you. I will say my Compline Night Prayer for you tonight, even I don't know your name or where you are, because I feel you have judged me, I will not judge you. May God bless you this night.

      John McTaggart.

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    4. "Whiff"? Don't you mean stench.

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    5. 20.36: John McTaggart - get a real life. I don't need your Compline Night Prayers - nor do I need your condescension. You made many sweeping judgments in your contributions today which I believe to be most unfair.

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  28. 18.12 Perhaps we watched a different Confirmation. Everyone was welcomed over and over again, the occasion wasn't about Fr. Gates however but those being Confirmed. Lets not confuse the two. Someone should have a word with the head teacher who gave condescending instructions at the beginning (Labours Tom Watson lookalike), made a foolish joke about fire escapes, managed to include a short sermon on Confirmation too and then gave us a weather report and point out that the presiding Monsignor was actually a Right Reverend. Gosh that man likes the sound of his own voice. I thought the music was uninspiring and not worthy of praise. Why do they insist on taking up collections during a Confirmation? Celebrants looked nervous and liturgy was all over the shop.

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    1. MourneManMichael3 June 2018 at 19:41

      Anon @ 19:04, you ask "Why do they insist on taking up collections during a Confirmation"?

      Are you asking that as a serious question? I hope it's more a rhetorical one pointing out the RC church's priorities!
      (An RC priority in any parish is the PP. AKA the Parishoners' Pound!)
      MMM

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    2. 19.04 The Headteacher in question is a walking buddy of Fr Gates and socialise together.

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  29. Gates preaching on the Altar just looking for brownie points. Wonder if he has learnt his lesson and behave better. There are still a large percentage that does not welcome his return

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  30. Totally agree he is and always will be a bully.

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  31. Looking at confirmation on the web cam i was actually sick when i seen gates sitting up on the altar.He stood out like a sore thumb,his face reminded me of the leading monkey in the planet of the apes.How he can sit there as if he done nothing wrong.He will go down in history as the greatest gangster that ever come to magherafelt🐵

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  32. Looking at confirmation on the web cam i was actually sick when i seen gates sitting up on the altar.He stood out like a sore thumb,his face reminded me of the leading monkey in the planet of the apes.How he can sit there as if he done nothing wrong.He will go down in history as the greatest gangster that ever come to magherafelt🐵

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    1. I seen. And he done. magherafelt.

      And you expect your views on any subject to be taken seriously? Seriously?

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  33. The church has become a sex club for some clergy Many people are alienated. Some not through their own fault. There are issues with parishes personnel and bishops. For some reason the tv show I Claudius comes to mind.

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    1. Clearly, you didn't watch Queer as Folk.

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    2. There's a new movie about to enter production: "Carry on up the Graf".

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  34. The bully Gates will be at the Bingo tonite looking for sympathy. Why doesn’t he take the hint and sling his hook.

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    1. "tonight"

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    2. Why don't all the Magherafelt bores sling their hooks? It's really tedious now.

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    3. 22.02 It’s getting very tedious for you, shame! Run along then.

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  35. Can't believe Fr.Gates had made a show of himself with the Children today.He was here for Confirmation. Went in hiding before First Holy Communion.Because of his bullying towards a child. What does that tell you. He carrys on as normal. What a complete bully. Thinks he can tip toe out,and tip toe back in again to this parish. What a round of applause he begs for at all Masses. Who does that wee fart think he is. It ain't over to the wee fart is blew out of town. The sooner the better would be best news in Magherafelt. The rocket launch is ready for take off tonight With Dipsey Gates, and Lala McEniffe. Pair of head the balls joint below for take off. Can't get joint any closer. What does that tell us there, Gates is "Knocking" MC Eniffe with him to the ��. Hopefully it will be a one way an never return...

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  36. John Gates’ theology in his sermon today: He compares the Body & Blood of Christ as Gods presence with us to the presence of the people he felt with him in their many messages of support. Could anyone explain??

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  37. +Pat, you've done all you can for Magherafelt, let them get on with it now.

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  38. 23.15 I think Pat should and will be the judge of that, not you. Now run along.

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  39. Pat says '..... when the whole country went against Catholic teaching and voted for abortion.' Back to the abacus, Pat. 100% less 33% isn't the whole country by any means. Please stop with the constant exaggeration.

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