Saturday, 28 July 2018

CARDINAL MC CARRICK


The Pope has ordered him to maintain a life of 'prayer and penance'
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the College of Cardinals of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired Archbishop of Washington, and has ordered him to maintain “a life of prayer and penance” until a canonical trial examines accusations that he sexually abused minors.
The Vatican press office said that the previous evening Pope Francis had received Cardinal McCarrick’s letter of “resignation as a member of the College of Cardinals.”
“Pope Francis accepted his resignation from the cardinalate and has ordered his suspension from the exercise of any public ministry, together with the obligation to remain in a house yet to be indicated to him, for a life of prayer and penance until the accusations made against him are examined in a regular canonical trial,” the Vatican statement said.
In late June, Cardinal McCarrick, the 88-year-old retired Archbishop of Washington, said he would no longer exercise any public ministry “in obedience” to the Vatican after an allegation he abused a teenager 47 years ago in the Archdiocese of New York was found credible. The cardinal has said he is innocent.

In the weeks that followed the announcement, another man came forward claiming he was abused as a child by Cardinal McCarrick and several former seminarians have spoken out about being sexually harassed by the cardinal at a beach house he had.
Although unusual, withdrawal from the College of Cardinals in such circumstances is not unheard of. Just 10 days before then-Pope Benedict XVI retired in 2013, Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien announced he would not participate in the conclave to elect Pope Benedict XVI’s successor because he did not want media attention focused on him instead of the election of a new pope.
Pope Benedict XVI had accepted the cardinal’s resignation as archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh after reports that three priests and a former priest had accused the cardinal of “inappropriate conduct” with them going back to the 1980s.
One week after the conclave that elected Pope Francis, the Vatican announced the new Pope accepted Cardinal O’Brien’s decision to renounce all “duties and privileges” associated with being a cardinal. He died March 19 this year.
PAT SAYS:
Mc Carrick is gone!
More than 60 years too late!
We know that he sexually abused boys, young men, seminarians, and priests.
His abuse of these poor people was known about in higher church circles for many decades - and yet - the promoted and promoted and promoted him,
They also covered up for him - depriving his victims of justice and closure.
Why?
Who did he have the dirt on?
You can be quite sure that McCarrick knows things that might bring down cardinals and archbishops, and bishops - and maybe even a pope or two!
You see the institution is rotten to the core and right to the top.
It's all about ambition, power, money, and sex.
A regular comment maker calls this institution a whore. I don't particularly like that expression - but it is true!
I think in fact to call it a whore is an insult to sex workers.
Many sex workers have more love and integrity in them than these guys we are talking about.
Mothers, look out for your son's!
Wives look out for your husbands!
Aunts look out for your nephews -
-because UNCLE TED'S partners in crime are everywhere - while not a majority - are everywhere 
In the Vatican - In episcopal palaces - In monasteries - In dioceses - in parishes.






82 comments:

  1. shouldn't priests be living a life of prayer and penance anyways? There will be a trial, he'll be found 'guilty' and nothing will really happen. He's about 88 or so. I doubt he remembers much of the 'abuse' he incurred. So often, when we inflict abuse, be it physical, sexual, or mental, we tend to forget about it. victims however never forget. it remains with them, its built into them. in severe cases it shapes the direction of their lives for the worst. be kind to everyone you meet.

    I always make it my business to smile and be kind to people. I smile and greet the lady at the local londis, though she never bids me the time of day. I smile at the guy at the petrol station and ask him 'how are things'. I wave to my neighbors when I am in the car. I acknowledge people. its nice to be nice. we never truly realize the effect our words and actions have on others. be nice. be kind

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    1. I also try to be nice. The abuse I suffered screwed me up for a decade but then one say I knew I had a choice to make as to what would define me.

      As for the sentence, i agree this man has only been order to do what he should be doing anyway

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    2. Awhh how very sweet of you.... You have me welling up here.

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    3. The Count, do you have an email address?

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    4. Yes of course dear. Yours gets mine in return.

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    5. With The Count's reply at 9.43 why would anybody want to contact him?

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  2. The Irish Media were the only conscience the Irish Episcopal Conference ever had....ever....

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  3. There is no sensitivity to the Gospels among most of the Irish Bishops. Their sensitivity is singularly to negative exposure in the media. Most of them believe in two things, themselves and the Pope who appointed them. This is a universal problem in the Church.

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  4. ...........time for and a great coffee this Sabbath morn.....no more from me for a while !!!

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    1. Silly Billy at 05:29

      Deo Gratias!

      We have all heard enough, I recommend a wee holiday in Stillorgan!

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    2. Are you seriously suggesting @12.57 that William Mulvihill should take a holiday in Stillorgan? The Radisson Blu St Helen's maybe, that old Christian Brothers haunt? Is that what you have in mind? I think Fr Mulvihill's style and tastes would demand something better.

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    3. Anonymous at 22:51

      No, actually I was thinking of the St John of God it used to be an asylum. Silly Billy is sorely in need of it.

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  5. 05.29: Mulvihill you should climb a high mountain and try to have a Transfiguration - think you need one badly. Very badly. You are becoming very tiresome and confusing - don't endanger your well being. Go climb that mountain....

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    1. Bill s speaking to us from the top of the mountain.

      AND People are NOT LISTENING!

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    2. But he doesn't sound the full-shilling, Bp Pat.

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    3. His Mountain is of disgruntlement and depression - not necessarily because he's a Priest. It's his human condition and I'm afraid he shouteth too much - his angst being a deep inner state of his own broken humanity. He ain't a prophet!! You, Pat, should advise him not to grow deeply into despair. We all have reason to be dissatisfied by Church reality but constantly carping and ranting in public is not the solution...

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    4. @12.31 doesnt sound like a bad solution to me. What you call carping and ranting in public is often righteous anger and indignation. And it might help to hasten the collapse of the corrupt structures, dynamics and personnel who perpetuate all the hypocrisy.

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  6. Once again the Holy Mother Church is having all this terrible scandal and Thankfully it is not swept under the carpet.
    One thing I can tell you all and that is there are World Wide Many Many Good Cardinals, Bishops, Priests and Religious Sisters and Brothers.
    Yes there are a few bad apples but they are getting routed out.
    rather than this blog being interested in USA it should help the Bishops of Ireland to get rid of these bad priests and Seminarians as soon as possible but it needs to be in Facts because of Canon Law.
    You may think the Papal Nuncio, Bishops and Rome are not listening but they are sadly by law they cannot reply to you but are grateful for any True information.

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    1. Anon @9:57 is English your first language?

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    2. 09:57 There is, nor can there ever be, such thing as a morally good priest.

      Priests make a vow to obey their bishops, not Jesus Christ. Therefore they have forsworn loyalty to him from the get-go.

      Jeez! It isn't rocket science.😕

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    3. 11.00 English is my First language and have a University degree however Magna I see the drink gets the better of you.
      There is nothing worse than an old horrible nasty drunk B*****d like yourself with various names however your Christian.

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    4. "World Wide Many Many Good Cardinals, Bishops, Priests and Religious Sisters and Brothers"... how do you define 'good', are they 'good' at having not been caught yet?

      As for bad Irish seminarians... there is just 14 in Maynooth, surely be to god they can figure out the good from the bad?

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    5. @09.57 Yes you are right. We do need Facts and can only work with Facts. That's what Bishop Pat is busy doing, gathering Facts.
      It has to be said though that even when the Facts are staring them in the face people in the Vatican dont act. They only act out of a desire for self preservation or to preserve the institution.

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  7. I guess we better get writing again to Cardinal Sarah everyone.

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  8. I'm aghast that a serving PP in the Armagh Archdiocese would identify himself. I wonder what he hopes to achieve, if he is who his name identifies him as.

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    1. He is.

      He has some very serious concerns that are not being addressed by Amy Martin!

      Another generation of hiding seriously guilty priests!

      I know about this matter.

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    2. The bishops will shite themselves if other priests who are fed up with them decide to waive anonymity and start speaking out on here too.

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    3. I am another Armagh priest. I come on here everyday as most of my colleagues do. More will speak out soon. Bill is showing us the way.

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    4. Alleged Armagh Priest, should you not be fulfilling your duties this fine Sunday morning? You must have lots of free time today. You don't seem authentic dear do you?

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    5. I have already celebrated four Masses this weekend, celebrated a wedding and a funeral. Have baptisms later. Last day off was two weeks ago. Keep your judgements for yourself please.

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    6. Calm down dear. I hope you have permission to celebrate that amount of Masses so far in one weekend. Do pastoral reasons allow for it? I doubt it dearie. However, I'm nominating you not for one medal but two. One for the most overworked Armagh priest and two for the blowing my own trumpet category. Go and lye down now, you've earned it.

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    7. 11.24 God love's a tryer. Who do you think your fooling?
      That hangover must be driving you crazy.
      Priest NOT!

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    8. I note we're back to "Amy" rather than "Eamon", Bp Pat.

      Even if there are gay priests running amok in the diocese, I am not sure what the Abp can actually do about it.

      He can't monitor them 24/7. They're like a rat up a drainpipe every time they see a "gents" sign.

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    9. If Amy is good enough for his own diocesan priests to use then it should be good enough for anyone. After all, they came up with the name.

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    10. The Countess at 11:46

      Count, I don't think so Dearie, don't you mean Countess? you are demoting yourself. I am nominating you for Bitchiest Queen of The Blog and that's saying something! with all the Bitches on this blog. Congratulations!

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    11. 17.28 Dear, you must learn to calm yourself. It seems that it's not only I who thought you were telling porky pies earlier about celebrating all those Masses. Fancy getting your knick knacks in a twist over such alleged deception. As for being called names, I'm rather used to that so water of a ducks whatsit and all that palava.

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    12. @14:56

      Bp knows what I mean. You must be a relative newcomer to the blog.

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    13. BIshop Pat, what's with the guy under the 'Liberty Insurance' pseudonym late last night? Hard to figure out what he was on about. Going on about branches or offices of Liberty Insurance in Blackrock, Co. Louth. Crazy, if you ask me. I mean Liberty Insurance is just the old Quinn Direct insurance from Cavan/Fermanagh, the outfit set up by Sean Quinn. What has that got to do with a Louth village?

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    14. Liberty Insurance29 July 2018 at 22:28

      @21.52 I'm the one going on with the crazy stuff last night about Blackrock. Liberty Insurance or as you rightly call it, Quinn Direct, has everything to do with Blackrock, Co. Louth, especially Sean Quinn, CC.

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  9. LOL @ 10.10 It just shows you as a nasty person or do not understand the procedures of Holy Mother Church.
    First contact should be with the Ordinary of the Diocese then Papal Nuncio however if issue is not solve then it is to Rome.
    However todays blog would be issues straight to the Holy Father or his secretary of state.
    Cardinal Sarah only does The Divine Worship and the Sacraments.

    So 10.10 do not waste your time writing to Cardinal Sarah about todays blog.

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    1. I think I will write to Sarah anyway. He might reply, I think I might write to Pope Emeritus while I'm at it too.

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    2. I think I'll do a Prince Charles and write to Bishop Peter Ball.

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    3. Pat we now have another Troll in 'The Count. His posts should be ignored and banned as he's offensive and confrontational. Nasty person.

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    4. Dear, I have neither committed a crime or offence. I don't normally set out to be confrontational either. Maybe you take offence easily but many do these days. It's all a reporting culture now and it's not a very endearing quality to have. I'm sure you would agree.

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    5. I've been writing to myself.

      Can't get even an acknowledgement, let alone a reply.

      Some people have no manners.😡

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    6. Magna Carta's Mum29 July 2018 at 18:01

      Magna darling, why is the hall full of letters addressed to you in your writing?

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  10. I just read the comments yesterday on the Dominicans and English Benedictines which made laugh, they were spot on.
    I'm reminded of how Dom Bede Vela of Farnborough used to refer to Cuthbert Brogan disapprovingly as 'Cuthbotty'.
    The only EBC house where you get the impression they're not rolling in money is Belmont.

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    1. Belmont is loaded my friend. Lots of land sold, private developments, fingers in many cash pies.

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    2. Farnborough is not in the EBC.

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    3. No but it had a go at joining before the abbatial election which led to the great divorce in the community.
      The abbot dreams of Solesmes but if it feels like any other monastery it's unsurprisingly Prinknash.

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  11. I know this is a long shot on the blog. Can anyone recommend a good contact to book a flight/hotel in Lourdes from Ireland South or North late August. JWT have been completely unhelpful. I'm sure there is some kind person out there with helpful info.

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  12. My uncle used to be a priest in the Portsmouth Diocese. He used to talk about a monastery on the Isle of Wight. He called it Queer Abbey. What’s the story there?

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    1. Shortly after arriving at Quarr (Queer) Abbey for our pre profession retreat in March 89, Cuthbert Brogan
      myself and one or two Quarr monks went for a walk around the grounds during which the conversation turned to the subject of "Orientation." It was all rather guarded sort of "Back of the bike shed" stuff with plenty of thrown glances and nods and winks now I look back. I remember at one point considering that they might actually be talking about navigation! Perhaps they were in a way! Navigating your way around the who's who and building up a map of similar terrain. I think Cuthbert was by then already quite adept at these dark arts, building networks, associates and friends to call on and watch each others back or risk their own dirty laundry being exposed!

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    2. 15.04: Pat you know very well what "queer" is....from your experience..but It's offensively used here....do you care?

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    3. 17:55 Many LGBT+ peoples journeys of empowerment have included "Owning" the "Q" word. Others like to use it where the gender binary is inappropriate. Certainly it has been used as a very cruel term of abuse. I am Queer myself and like so many, LGBT+ & Straight, have experienced the trauma and abuse that so often occurs when sexuality comes up against or is contained within the structures of the institutional church. Others have said it far better and eloquently than me, but put simply it is a narcissistic psychopath's dream playground!

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    4. Good to see you back, Tom.

      Missed your wisdom.

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    5. Thanks MC. Glad to be a part of the sum. :-)

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    6. Tom is only back because of the mere mention of Cuthbert Brogan and has seen his chance to bash him. That's what thats all about. Tom has a vendetta.

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    7. 22:42 The word Vendetta does not necessarily denote unjust. It does denote long and bitter. It has been long but is slightly less bitter since having been brought into fuller consciousness and the realisation that Brogan is just another player within the institution. My primary concern is the safeguarding of others, especially those who are hypnotised by all the bones, gold and assorted tat. I kept my counsel for years believing the best of him but as the scales gradually fell from my eyes I realised I had been used abused and duped. Cuthbert must leave F'bro and lead a life of prayer and penance in a foreign house and kept away from impressionable young people. Or the church should remove the abbeys canonical status and laicise Cuthbert. Until then, If I can prevent anyone else from being taken in and hurt, I will. The Vendetta goes on! As long as it takes!

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  13. Pat. Seems like you might have a rollicking good clergy scandal much closer to larne soon rather that Louth. This will be a corker when it comes out!!

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  14. Yes. Instead of Quarr. He inferred without saying directly that there were strange goings on there.

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  15. I suggest the alleged Priests,who say they visit this blog daily, say their prayers and dedicate themselves to the BVM for help and guidance. Priests who become laicised are those who stop praying. Anyway, diocesan priesthood must be very difficult. I imagine the support network is non-existent or perhaps a remnant of a support network is in tatters. I often think the "religious" boys are better supported.

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    1. As one of those priests who was granted a dispensation from priestly promises, how dare you say that it was because I stopped praying. I and many others had the courage to leave a very comfortable way of life and find a new career because I knew I wasn't called by God to live a priestly life.I gave the priesthood a considerable period of my life, and left without causing scandal or hurt of any kind. And my Bishop was very good when I told him I was leaving. Far far too many priests are caught in an unhappy situation and should leave. Such self imposed misery simply leads to the all too prevalent dysfunction that Bishop Pat informs us of every day. Don't make sweeping statements about priest who leave the ministry......it's those who stay you should be worrying about.

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    2. 17.16 you are one ignorant and arrogant bastatrd. How dare you make such comments. Your probably one hiding behind the collar and living a double life style. At least I and others had a set of bells to get out and not be hypocrites. Shame on you.

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    3. Happy Harry, you have referred to me as arrogant and ignorant and as illegitimate. For the life of me, I cannot see what in my post at 17:16 has elicited your opinion of me. Please explain to me what was said that caused you such annoyance. I can assure you I have trodden the lonely path of no job, no income, no home only for my parents and the countless job applications returned with Dear John letters. It's not a nice place, but I am the better for it!!

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    4. Maybe if you have prayed more you would have a home and a job. Many looking after you. Is she. U loser.

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    5. Unhappy Harry I think you should hold your tongue and take out your anger issues elsewhere. Your verbal attack on the poster is unwarranted and unjustified. Perhaps your anger is because you were maybe rejected in some way. You are another person just back on the scene after a long spell, maybe you should take more time out from the blog. It might help curb the anger.

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  16. 17.16 Well sadly those on this blog that were kicked out, asked to leave are the bitchy ones on here towards Holy Mother Church and yet that should reflect as it was a Blessing that they went.

    now the problem is those hanging on to a Good Career, Great Double life and so on.

    Its these false double life clergy and seminarians that need to GO and GO now.

    the Bishops hands can be tied by Canon Law or having to provide for those Ordained but the Seminarians could go now.

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    1. Shove that phrase, 'Holy Mother Church', right up..., you obsequious fool.

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  17. Like 17:16 I left priesthood because I knew it wasn't for me. I prayed everyday, read my scripture and tried to keep my sermons relevant to the lives of those coming to Mass; I just couldn't cope with the loneliness and the attitude of senior priests I encountered as PPs, with the exception of one who was a saint.
    I still pray, read scripture and go to Mass every week and while I read Pat's blog most days I would never dream of bashing our church, the People of God.
    Priests, bishops and other religious causing scandal, now that's a different matter. They need to be brought to book, be exposed and suffer the consequences. I just can't fathom how they are still able to keep their faith, think they can pass that faith on and at the same time live exceptionally sordid lives. I see them everyday. I know them, I know what they are up to, parishioners know and do they care what we think about them? Not on your nelly.
    I long for the day when the People of God can properly organise themselves, and in the absence of sufficient priests to celebrate the Eucharist each Sunday, be pragmatic about their spiritual needs and reform their Church, which will be 'the beginning of a glorious enterprise' as Gabriel Daly OSA argues in his book "The Church always in need of reform". A good read which I would recommend to everyone.

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  18. Thomas O Keefe, your I.P. address has been identified for the " Seething anger" comments in my regard. Shalom.

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  19. Is Tommy O Keeffe being bold again? Thought he had gone to ground.

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  20. Oh dear! If Tommy O Caoimh thinks he can mess with the Rev. William J. Mulvihill and come off the better, he's in for a big shock. He should keep his head down wherever he is hiding in Kerry given the shenanigans he got up to a few years ago.

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  21. Pat, why are you allowing any person - as at 22.04 - to make such threats? There is something awful and sinister going on and it is morally and ethically unacceptable.

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    1. William didn't make any threat at 22.04. He merely stated a new fact, that someone had been identified, in this case the Rev. Dr O Caoimh of Kerry

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    2. Morally and ethically unacceptable. Well, well, well. The pot calling the kettle black. Was it morally and ethically acceptable to dip into the parish funds in Ballyferriter?

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    3. Is T O C still in active ministry?

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  22. Arts Council Credit Cards. Charles Haughey s last appointment. Government money. Tomas O Keefe.

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