Wednesday, 25 July 2018

DIOCESE OF MEATH AND CATHOLIC CESSPOOL

ARMAGH DIOCESAN CHANGES 2018

V Rev Bobby McKenna, PE, AP, Lower Killeavy, to retire, remaining in residence at the Parochial House, Camlough.
Rev Bernard King, SM, CC, Glassdrummond (Upper Creggan), to retire and return to his Marist Congregation.
V Rev Stephen Duffy, PE, Adm, VF, Termonfechin, to be PP, Lordship.
V Rev John McGoldrick, Adm, Aghaloo, to go on loan to the Diocese of Palm Beach, Florida.
V Rev PΓ‘draig Murphy, PP, Lordship, to be Pastor Emeritus and Priest in Residence, Jenkinstown, and Diocesan Archivist / Curator.
V Rev Paul Clayton-Lea, PP, Tallanstown, to be Pastor Emeritus and Priest in Residence, Termonfechin assisting in local parishes.
V Rev Aidan Murphy, PP, Termonfechin, on return from sabbatical studies, to be PE, AP, VF, Coalisland (Ballyclog and Donaghenry).
V Rev SeΓ‘n McCartan, PP, Ardboe, to be Chaplain to the Irish Defence Forces, based at Aiken Barracks, Dundalk, and Gormanstown Army Camp.
Rev Shajan Panachickal Michael, Eparchy of Kothamangalam, India, to be CC Holy Redeemer Parish, Dundalk, and serve the Syro-Malabar Community.
V Rev Paul Byrne, PP, VF, Coalisland (Ballyclog and Donaghenry), to be PP, VF, Termonfechin.
V Rev Phelim McKeown, PP, Kilsaran, to be Pastor Emeritus and Priest in Residence, Caledon (Aghaloo), assisting in local parishes.
V Rev Michael Sheehan, Adm, Kilsaran, to be Adm, Holy Redeemer Parish, Dundalk.
Rev Neil O’Donoghue, Vice-Rector, Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary, Dundalk, to join the Theology Faculty, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.
Rev Eugene O’Neill, CC, Coalisland (Ballyclog and Donaghenry), to be PP, Coalisland (Ballyclog and Donaghenry).
V Rev Paul Montague, Adm, Holy Redeemer Parish, Dundalk, to be PP, Tallanstown.
Rev Anselm Emechebe, MSP, CC, Ardee and Collon, to be PP, Kilsaran.
V Rev Mark O’Hagan, Adm, VF, St Patrick’s Parish, Dundalk, to be PP, VF, St Patrick’s Parish, Dundalk.
Rev Radoslaw Szymoniak, SChr, CC, Dungannon, to return to his Society of Christ Congregation for a new assignment.
Rev Linos Dube, currently assisting in the Parish of Lordship, to be CC, St Peter’s Parish, Drogheda
Rev Leonard Okoli, MSP, on sabbatical, to be CC, Keady and Derrynoose.
Rev Maciej Zacharek, CC, St Peter’s Parish, Drogheda, to be CC, St Patrick’s Parish, Dundalk, and Director of Studies at Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary, Dundalk.
Rev SeΓ‘n McGuigan, CC, Holy Redeemer Parish, Dundalk, to be PP, Ardboe.
Rev Brian Slater, CC, St Patrick’s Parish, Dundalk, to be CC, Ardee and Collon.

Rev Deacon Paul O’Reilly, newly-ordained, to serve in St Patrick’s Parish, Dundalk, and Holy Redeemer Parish, Dundalk.AGH DIOCESAN CHANGES 2018





MEATH DIOCESE IN DECLINE


Until relatively recently I thought that the Diocese of Meath was in better condition than many other Irish Catholic dioceses.

But I no longer believe that.

Meath Diocese has problems with sexually promiscuous gay priests. 

One Meath priest is reported to be cruising truck stops in the area offering men and truck drivers sexual relief.

There are also a number of priest to priest sexual relationships in the diocese.

A number of priests have left because they "found love" with other men.

Meath has its fair share of disappeared priests and priests who don't want to work in the diocese.

BULLYING:

There is also a long history of bullying among priests. One newly ordained priest has left his parish recently because of clerical bullying which has resulted in a mental health crisis for the young man.

MICHAEL SMITH:




The outgoing bishop of Meath, Michael Smith has been a long time in the job. On the face of it he came across as a pleasant, quiet man.

But I think that he allowed some of the senior priests to run things for him and this led to a culture of bullying and ambition. 

TOM DENNIHAN:




The new bishop of Meath is the Cork priest Tom Dennihan who was bishop's secretary in Cork for a long time and who had a reputation among priests as a bully also.

The priests of Cork and Ross are rejoicing that he is leaving them.

Previously they had feared that he would become the bishop of Cork.

One concerning thing about Dennihan was his presence in Maynooth and his friendship and patronage of one of the seminarians Kevin McElroy aka Horney Andy from Down and Connor.


Kevin McElroy
When McElroy ran into difficulties in Maynooth is reported that Tom Dennihan took him to Cork and tried placing him in the chaplaincy at University College Cork.

The brave chaplain to the university refused to have the seminarian on his team.

Will Tom Dennihan send McElroy back to Maynooth as a Meath seminarian?



Personally, I do not think that the appointment of Tome Dennihan will be good for Meath.

Meath priests are worried about the present and future in their diocese.

Their concerns and worries are perfectly justified.


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The Catholic Church is a cesspool
Matthew Walther is assistant editor of The American Spectator. His work has also appeared in the Spectator (London), National Review, the American Conservative, the Weekly Standard, the Daily Beast, the Salisbury Review (where he writes the quarterly “Letter From America” column), First ThingsTouchstoneProspectQuadrant, the Millions, the Washington Times, and other publications. He lives with his wife, Lydia, in Alexandria, Virginia and he is a devout Roman Catholic.


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More than a decade and a half after the septic holding tank was overturned in Boston, the unfathomable noxious waste of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in this country is still seeping out in fetid drips.

As a Catholic, I believe that the Church was founded by the apostle St. Peter at the behest of Christ Himself. I also believe that it was for many years and will for many more still remain a cesspool.

A month ago, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, D.C., was removed from public ministry after credible allegations were made that he had abused a 16-year-old altar boy in 1971. Almost immediately after the announcement was made, it was revealed that at least two settlements had been made with victims — both of them adults at the time of the assaults — of McCarrick in the last decade. Now The New York Times reports that McCarrick began molesting a boy identified only as "James" when the latter was 11. This was a boy whom the future cardinal had himself baptized only two weeks after his ordination to the sacrificing priesthood. The abuse continued for 20 years. McCarrick allegedly referred to James as his "special boy" and insisted that the child and his siblings call him "Uncle Ted." When James tried to tell his parents about the things his "uncle" forced him to do, he was told that he must be lying. (Through a spokesperson, McCarrick declined to respond to the Times' request for comment. He has said elsewhere that he is cooperating with the Church's investigation of the allegations.)



James was not the only one of Uncle Ted's nephews. For decades it appears that McCarrick forced seminarians in his diocese to spend weekends with him at a beach house, where they were made to share his bed. There they were asked to rub his shoulders and to sit quietly while he groped their genitals. According to one file shared with the Times, McCarrick requested that a seminarian put on a striped sailor suit and a pair of shorts before joining him in bed. It was made clear to all of his victims that saying nothing was a necessary condition of their flourishing in his diocese and the wider Church.

These and many other details in the Times' reporting are emetic, and one wonders why the paper decided to kill a report on McCarrick for its weekend magazine several years ago. Could it be, as some commentators have suggested, because his victims were then believed all to have been adult men and that it was feared that reporting on such conduct could appear homophobic? What kept him safe for so many years? How was it possible that he obtained preferment from Rome even after concerned Catholics protested to other bishops, contacted the papal nuncio in Washington, and even flew to the Vatican at their own expense to make the authorities aware of his conduct?

McCarrick obviously should not have been elevated to the cardinalate in 2001. He should not have been made archbishop of Washington. He should not have been simply "removed from public ministry" a month ago, but defrocked. In the time of St. Pius V, a cleric found guilty by an ecclesiastical tribunal of McCarrick's crimes would have been publicly executed by the secular authorities.

That would have been fitting. Indeed, I cannot really aspire to some kind of quasi-journalistic neutrality here. I believe that anyone who abuses a child should be put to death, priest or layman, man or woman. I hate child abusers with a perfect hatred, one that rests uneasily in my heart with the imperative of forgiveness enjoined by Our Lord.

This is unfortunately no longer even a remote possibility in the United States, thanks to the Supreme Court's decision in Kennedy v. Louisiana. At the very least, however, McCarrick should be prosecuted aggressively to the furthest extent possible by the laws of the various states in which his alleged crimes were committed.

McCarrick's wickedness cannot be appreciated in isolation. It is one of thousands of cases of evil men betraying their vows and violating the most basic tenets of morality, aided and abetted by a vicious alliance of so-called conservatives who thought that the problem would take care of itself and who cared more about bad publicity than about the souls of the young and modernists who, in the wake of the Second Vatican Council, and its spirit of openness to the world, agreed with contemporary liberal psychiatrists that child rapists needed therapy and new surroundings rather than criminal sentences. This careerist nihilism and heresy were reinforced by the old-fashioned "Father knows best" prejudices of Catholics, especially in the urban ethnic enclaves of the United States.




The Catholic laity needs to wake up. The same brain-wormed clericalism that made the sexual assault of James possible must disappear — forever. A good start would be to stop responding to your annual bishop's appeal for money. If yours is a good pastor, put a suitable amount of your week's pay in the envelope on Sunday. But find other worthy causes within the Church — missionary work, women's religious life, charitable enterprises, priestly societies committed to traditional liturgical practice and devotion — rather than add to the grotesque hordes of the diocesan bureaucrats. More important: Demand that in every diocese throughout the world a full account is made available in every weekly bulletin in every parish giving precise and detailed information whenever an abuse settlement is made. The reports should name names of criminals and include both dates and amounts. And more important still: Insist that in the future there be no more settlements, at least not settlements that preempt the involvement of the criminal justice system while masking the identity of these wolves

I think it should be admitted, too, that canonizing Pope John Paul II, under whom the abuse crisis unfolded, was a mistake. Do not misunderstand me. I have no doubt that he is in heaven. But when the Church tells us that someone is a saint she is not merely declaring that the individual in question died in a state of grace and now enjoys the beatific vision. She is offering the saint to the faithful as an exemplar of Christian virtue. Saints embody these virtues according to their stations in life. No one will look back at the papacy of John Paul II in 100 years and judge it favorably. The many failures of his pontificate were not entirely or perhaps even mostly his fault and I'm sure he tried as hard as he could; but the glorious roll of saints and martyrs is not a youth soccer league. His hasty canonization was a marketing triumph for the same wishy-washy conservatives who tried to insist simultaneously that there were no such things as monsters and that their shining Polish prince had slain them all. They were lying to themselves and to the rest of us. Once more I say: Never again.

None of this should be taken to suggest that the clergy is entirely given over to perverts and liars and hypocrites. There are many priests and at least one bishop I have known whom I love, to whom I owe my very soul. And the unyielding, George Smiley-like pursuit of abusers by good men in the hierarchy has made things much better.

But the damage has already been done. The faith of millions has been undermined and in far too many cases extinguished forever. The rest of us who persist somehow in the hope of Christ must pray not only for the victims but for their abusers. This is the hardest teaching of all.



150 comments:

  1. Tom Dennihan looks like Ray Kelly Lol.

    Maybe Ray might advise Tom to also 'Get a life'!

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  2. MourneManMichael26 July 2018 at 00:29

    I went to a former school classmate's funeral: Dr John G. a few years ago. Having never even heard about the "Singing Priests, frankly I was appalled at the performance of the presiding priest: O'Hagan. Half at least of the funeral mass seemed solely for him to sing/show off his vocal talents. If you're reading this O'Hagan: wise up and cop on. Show respect for the deceased rather than use it to flaunt yourself. MMM 0

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    1. Which O'Hagan. There are two of them singing - Eugene who was in Ballyclare and Martin in Newtownards

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    2. MourneManMichael26 July 2018 at 13:31

      Funeral was in Newtownards, so probably the Ards one. MMM

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    3. All of these guys are wealthy and fond of themselves.

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    4. MMM that was the Martin one alright.

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    5. Envy is a terrible thing Patrick.

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  3. 00:03..you are so right but is the good Bishop as talented, not to mention Humble, as the PP of Oldcastle ?
    And will His Lordship allow him to go off cruising which seems to be his next gig which he mentioned on the Joe Duffy show?

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    1. Ray is going cruising in Alaska with Nathan Carter et al

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    2. There certainly seems to be a market for singing nine-bob-notes.

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    3. Anonymous26 July 2018 at 08:46 posed "There certainly seems to be a market for singing nine-bob-notes".

      Pat,

      Please delete that post.

      A 'nine-bob note is Urban slang for a homosexual man; as in 'queer as a nine-bob note - https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/44500.html

      The named clerics may or may not be Gay, but anyhow they're entitled to their privacy in that regard.

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  4. At a later hour this morning, I shall take what you present historically and con- temporise it, the cover up goes on....no " clean pair of hands" as E. Daly put it at all.....the Gerry Mc Quillan template applies to a place in Louth even yet. Their phycho-sexual make-up is criminal in propensity..that is....the bishops...I hope my safety endures..a bientot...

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  5. Let us return to Formia to frame the contemporary problems.

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  6. Look at the College of Cardinals and think Suetonius Lives of the Caesars.

    Cardinal Re who appointed bishops in the Roman Catholic Church for ten years is quite a story.

    If anything happens me a disc which has been compiled over years will be released widely.

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  7. Why has Pope Francis never returned to his homeland..even to see his sister....Family!!!! ?

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    1. What do you expect?! He is busy displaying how humble he is and why we should all accept people like the maynooth gang.

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  8. My knowledge is expansive, but I do not know why this priest in County Louth is so protected. I do not know. I am unreliably informed that the story is bigger than Smyth.

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    1. Bill, if it really is you, blow the whistle and stop being so damned cryptic and playing silly games!

      Shit or get off the pot, Bill. Spit it out. Stop vituperating and seething as you have done all your life.

      What exactly are you getting at? Something bigger than Smyth? You have a duty too. Have the balls to do something.

      Expose it and stop sniping from the sidelines on Pat Buckley’s blog.

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    2. If you have evidence of wrongdoing why on earth aren't you reporting it to the GardaΓ­ and HSE who are the relevant authorities for investigating issues relating to child protection instead of making veiled comments on a blog?

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    3. Bill you are up very early this morning? Are you ok?

      Is it “Fr X” to whom you are referring? The priest who wrote on this blog about his sexploits and having a 17year old Orangeman/DUP activist as his lover?

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  9. I call for the resignation of Eamonn Martin for the very same reasons as Cardinal Brady should have resigned. He needs to go.

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    1. I call on the resignation of William Mulvihill if it is the PP in a parish of the Holy Mother Church.
      He is not fit to offer up Holy Mass.

      Has he forgot his vows on his ordination day and at the Mass of Chrism to obey his Bishop and his Successor as you show no locality here.

      You should speak out NOW if you know any facts.

      Maybe jealous of Archbishop Eamon Martin and sorry to thunder strike you as Archbishop Eamon will be the next Cardinal of Ireland

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    2. Has this blog became The Mulvihill Show? Who is he? Is he a PP in the Archdiocese of Armagh? If he is unreliably informed about scandals he should shut up until he can he can prove them because it could just be Gossip!

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    3. This William Mulvihill is suppose to be the Parish Priest of Monasterboice in the Archdiocese of Armagh so I am surprised he has not been told to come to Ara Coeli as yet to see the Archbishop.

      So I guess it is a fake profile or if it is the Parish Priest he has no obedience to his Archbishop and should maybe resign and join the Oratory.

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    4. Maybe he told the Archbishop to go f*** himself?

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    5. I hope he did :-)

      I told Daly Id still be in Larne and ministry when the worms were dining on him.

      He nearly had a stroke.

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    6. 10:17 Inquisitive, gay, Irish, in Scotland, illiterate, getting enough sex thank you, urging all to write to nuncios, alert.

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    7. Anonymous at 23:43

      Hi Magna!

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  10. "I believe that anyone who abuses a child should be put to death, priest or layman, man or woman. I hate child abusers with a perfect hatred, one that rests uneasily in my heart with the imperative of forgiveness enjoined by Our Lord."

    Yup. Christianity is hard to practice, and those who abandon it blithely always say "sure the Lord won't mind -- Jesus hates pedos too" which soone morphs into "kill a queer for Christ"

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  11. All the recent scandals in the Irish church prove one thing, if you are liberal you are definitely covering up massively.

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    1. I regard myself as a "liberal". What have I covered up?

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    2. The "Liberals" in The Church have been in charge for so long now, and their agenda has not worked. By their fruits shall ye know them. I rest my case!

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    3. Um, have you just awoke from one of your drunken slumbers an feeling a wee bit disoriantated












      Magna at 15;32

      Um, have you just awoke from one of your drunkin slumbers and feeling a wee bit disorientated. You are always giving out about them yourself about how bad things are now, well the Liberals have been in charge for the last fifty years. That's my case.




      The case is look at the state of The Church si
      nce they came into power, your always giving out about them yourself!

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    4. The Holy Spirit is a liberal, then, 15:22 and 15:32, cos HE'S in charge.

      (Have you multiple personality disorder, that you posted twice? Just noseyin', like.πŸ˜†)

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    5. Mad Magna at !6:07

      The Holy Ghost is certainly not liberal, He is The Third Person of The Holy Trinity, I think you're to liberal to know that you cretin! The fact that I posted twice was for your benefit knowing you're two faced. Anyway Polly now I've corrected you again! love an prayer's your dear friend B. Eviva Maria!

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    6. Jesus was liberal, Barking B., by the standard of his time, so much so that legslistic Jews (Why, Pharisees! Like you!! πŸ˜†) sought to murder him. And the Holy Spirit is HIS spirit, after all, isn't it, Loopy Lil B. ?πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

      Ergo (Can you make a mild intellectual leap here, Barking B.?) the Holy Spirit is a...LIBERAL!

      HAH!

      (Just evangelisin', like.πŸ˜†)

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    7. Mad Magna at21:40

      Our Divine Lord was not a liberal! You're on the Vitriol again! you poor soul. The only pharisee is you! You are being so NASTY once again to my person, I'm begging to think you don't love me, or are just being loopy again?

      Ergo (Just calm down Polly and accept the Holy Ghost is not a LIBERAL!

      BAH!!!

      (Just correctin', like)

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  12. You don't count as you have liberated yourself from the RC institution.

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  13. What sort of bullying is going on, Bp Pat? Give us some examples.

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    1. Priests being ridiculed constantly, being sworn at, having their post and calls monitored, having their families ridiculed, etc etc

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    2. Phone tapping and interfering with the Royal Mail... Wow! I didn't realise it was as bad as that. But that's Mo's for you.

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    3. 09.06: Validate your assertions Pat. All too easy to make generated statements. You get it wrong sometimes. Who's ridiculing whom? Who's being bullied and by whom? Whose post and calls are being monitored and by whom?

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    4. Hardly the Royal Mail in Co Meath you idiot!

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  14. More softies that need to return to gaynooth for a little extra human growth.

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  15. I must respect due process and Libel, why don't you say who you are ?

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    1. William do you have an email address?

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  16. It connects to my home village where the sufferings of men of about 45-51 are horrendous . One in particular, I have been trying yo help. I would not say more but the crimes perpetrated by Popes, Bishops, and Priests because trust was assumed have destroyed what I freely gave my life to....It was a lie that I embraced, though my utter conviction in the essentials of the Gospels sustains me and I love People.

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    1. Bill, love for God and love for people is all you need to be a good priest.

      The rest of the institution is rotten and Satanic.

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    2. Patsy at 12:15

      Oh! Patsy , PLEASE! it's all you liberals that are rotten and SATANIC!

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    3. I'm a 'liberal', Barking B. . And I'm F-I-L-L-E-D with the Spirit.πŸ˜†

      Ask me a question (any question), and I'll provide you with a Spirit-filled answer.πŸ˜†

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    4. Maggie is filled with the spirit of Aldi’s cheapest votka lol

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    5. Mad Magna at 16:10

      Polly you did not have to tell me you're a 'liberal' I am well aware of that fact. Why would I ask an auld lush like you any question. I wasn't even addressing you I was answering Dear Patsy. You can't help yourself you jump in with your nasty remarks to me. I'm also aware that your filled with the spirit, its just what one Gin,whiskey,brandy,vodka etc. I am so worried about you try your best to give up the drink. I tell you this in charity. I'm still praying for you. Love and prayers B. Eviva Maria!

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  17. Surely it is very serious if a young priest has felt it necessary to leave his post due to bullying? There aren't that many priests in that parish. Does anyone know who the bully was?

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    1. He is very soft.

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    2. I deal regularly with 2 of his 3 colleagues and can't imagine that any of them would be a party to this. Are you sure of the facts?

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  18. Cardinal Marty of Paris said a long time ago now : the dearest children of the church are those who can just stay within its confines. I have written that the Holy Spirit has always been more active at the fringes than the centre...I think thats what Jesus was presenting ? Albert Nolan wrote in his book " Jesus before Christianity" that many in the church have spent their lives reconstructing what Jesus was trying to take down. I am not an adherer to vacuous dogma of any kind, I rely on and hope in God. God is God, not written by her but sung best by Joan Baez, the writer/ composer was a real theologian.

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    1. If someone is pretending to be Bill Mulvihill then Bill Mulvihill needs to be told!

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    2. It is the real Bill Mulvihill. I have confirmed that.

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    3. New PP to be appointed to Monasterboice - Fr John Gates. Fr Mulvihill Monasterboice to take sick leave and c/o Ara Coeli.

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    4. whose bill mulvihill exactly. genuine question

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    5. answer the poster. Pat you're very rude and sly like that

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    6. Bill is the parish priest of Monasterboice parish in Armagh diocese. Google tells me he was ordained in 1989.

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    7. You have “confirmed” it is the “real Bill Mulvihill” and yet you need google to tell you when he ordained?? If Bill Mulvihill is writing like this on your blog then he has seriously lost the plot.

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    8. Is the Magherafelt Monster Gates been moved to Monasterboice?.

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    9. Mulvihill at 12:32


      Silly Billy, time you were in bed. Joan Baez was a real theologian! you have lost the plot.

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  19. https://www.irishcatholic.com/archbishop-hints-hell-step-down-early/

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  20. 12.44 you are a bit out of date. the Archbishop of Dublin is going before March on Health grounds and the New Archbishop is coming from Rome.
    Bishop Field's is going May 2019 followed by Bishop Walsh in September 2019 All Change Dublin.

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    1. How is that out of date. The interview only took place on Sunday.

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    2. 14.14 Sorry but the interview was on Sunday but it is well known he would be away by now if it were not for The World Meeting of Families happening.
      He would have went at the same time as Charlie Brown.
      Rome is fed up with Ireland and Scotland scandal after Scandal and Bishops not fit for their positions.

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    3. Pat, now that would be a nice job for yourself. comes with a nice big house and a secretary who wears an alb.

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    4. Timmys Wife have you got an email address?

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  21. Bishop Pat when the person asked you what sort of bullying was taking place and you replied were you referring to what is happening in Meath or somewhere else? Can you please clarify?

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  22. In relation to Meath is there any confirmation of who has actually gone? or left their parishes? There was mention before of a deacon who swapped to Meath, has he swapped back?

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  23. Fraud, it is all fraud.

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  24. Why have so many young parish priests in Armagh diocese retired in this year's diocesan changes? Check the Armagh website! Fine young guys in Louth and Armagh stepping down??? What the hell is that all about?

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    1. Are you trying to mislead. I see no appointments on Armagh website.

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  25. They are on the web site put in the search clergy appointments 2018.

    There is NOTHING about Gates or Mulvihill.

    And these young Priests
    as usual lies

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  26. What is your email address?

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    1. Pat can I have your email address please

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    2. MY EMAIL ADDRESS

      bishopbuckley1@outlook.com

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  27. 15.52 Three words for you. Liar Liar Liar

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  28. They're on the website this afternoon, to take effect from 8th September. I can quote from the list if you want?

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  29. One priest going to work in Florida, another to be chaplain in Irish Defence Forces & 3 youngish guys stepping down as PP to become PE's. Another man who is a PE becoming a PP! Please tell me that I'm not losing the plot!!!

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    1. No you're not it seems - if anyone can explain the thinking behind these please enlight us

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  30. I will be vindicated!

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  31. So you guys think I'm telling lies? Okay, let me quote some of the moves. Paul Byrne moving, Paul Clayton Lea becoming a PE, as is Aidan Murphy & Phelim Mc Keown, John Mc Goldrick heading to Florida, Padraig Murphy becoming a PE due to ill health. Several new PP's from among the foreign clergy in the diocese..............

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  32. Is that an apology I hear you uttering 16:52 for calling me a liar?

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  33. Those changes would seem to confirm that Armagh diocese is in complete meltdown!!!

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    1. Some of the foreign priests were pleased to be recalled back to their dioceses/communities.

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    2. Armagh was already in meltdown. All the problem men still in place including Fr X. Eamon knew better recalling MCCamley and Coyle.

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  34. Eamon Martin and John Gates have just stuck two fingers up to you Pat & the folks from Magherafelt.

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    1. Not at all.

      We are only starting. Watch this space!

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    2. Sorry Paul, Hitler is here to stay in Magherafelt

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  35. A few observations on today’s blog, Pat:

    1.Bishop-elect of Meath and Horny Andy X - very odd.

    2. Not saying there is any connection but, on the subject of HAX, isn’t some senior cleric supposed to be paying him monies?

    3. Again, just saying like, men have accepted mitres elsewhere in the Church knowing full well that they had scandals in their closets that could and would burst out at any time. But such was the appeal of power and position that they accepted the episcopate without any thought or care for the harm they would cause to the faithful when it “came out” about their activities. Or even the embarrassment and damage to themselves. They took the risk such was the yearning for a pointy hat.

    4. All is not well. All is not well in the Irish Church. The Armagh changes are the oddest I have ever seen in over 40 years as a priest.



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    1. I urge anyone with any information on 17.33 and his observations to please send them to the Papal Nuncio or Cardinal Marc Outlett at the Holy see as there is still time to stop this going ahead.
      The Church has had enough and not needing another one a Bishop if he has any baggage.

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    2. Tom's son will be in the media soon.

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  36. Pope Francis should be handed the Peoples choices for Dermo's successor when he is in Ireland. Who would be the Contenders ? Some want Doran, others Leahy although will Rome appoint Paul Tighe. Is Dublin bound for another disaster of an appointment?

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    1. The recent appointments seem to appoint guys in their 50's so that would rule Doran's out he is 65 when Leahy is 58.
      It seems because the state Ireland the appointment is being done from Rome so Bishop Paul Tighe looks the bookies bet.

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    2. Not Paul Tighe - God forbid! Made in the image and likeness of Coddle Martin - he would be equally disastrous.

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    3. 18:03
      Not at all. You need to take a broader look at appointments worldwide. Many appointed in 60s.

      Doran won’t be appointed as cultural warriors are being overlooked by Francis.

      Leahy has a very good chance - a priest of Dublin, urbane, bright and with a successful diocesan synod behind him - a first for Iteland for many years.

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    4. 17:57
      A Scottish alert!

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    5. What about Archbishop Joseph Merrick? That has a lovely ring to it? Also His Grace the Most Reverend Michael J Byrne? A lovely ring there too?

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  37. Is sending someone on loan to Florida the new phrase for sabbatical, on leave, USA clinic or just out of sight out of mind.

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    1. John McGoldrick has USA family connections as well as family connections or had in convoy Donegal.

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  38. It is suppose to be Bishop Paul Tighe as Archbishop and Archbishop Eamon to be Cardinal in the next batch of Cardinals. I think Bishop Tighe is getting announced as Bishop in waiting (forget the correct name) in the first batch of new appointments after the Vatican reopens on3rd September.

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    1. 17:51 Illiterate omitted.

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  39. What about Cardinal sarah

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    1. Diarmuid is bitterly bitterly bitterly disappointed that he didn’t get the Red Hat. He would have been Pope you know, had he got the Hat?

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    2. Gates looked disappointed today In Magherafelt. Looks as though he was turned down for the red hat job as Pope. How sad John..

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      If its any consolation, Abp Amy will never be popess either. Bp Pat has seen to that alright.

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  40. We just want to say one thing take gates to hell out of magherafelt under no condition leave that monstrosity here

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  41. Rome wants rid of Dermot Martin asap. He has been a complete disaster and a thundering disgrace.

    No relationship with priests and his handling of the Maynooth scandals - including the Dublin deacon - appalling.

    No vocations in Dublin and the Church in serious decline. He can pretend all he wants but he is being ousted before his tenure is up.

    Before you know it now, Diarmuid, your deathbed will be beckoning and the Judgement Seat of your Master, where He will require an account from you of your stewardship.

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  42. Cardinal Sarah is for the Congregation of Devine Worship and discipline of the Sacraments and not for appointments of Bishops

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  43. Any word of Mrs McCamley or Grindr Coyle?

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  44. Things are obviously going down the pan in Armagh when you have a Co Louth PP in open revolt against the Archbishop, writing publicly on this blog, accusing the Pope, bishops and priests of “criminal cover up” and hinting at a scandal worse than Brendan Smyth, etc. And then this bizarre list of appointments???

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    1. Something very big is on the way in Armagh.

      The information is coming in slowly but surely.

      I will blog soon - but it take several blogs to cover it all.

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    2. If its got big Diddies I wanna know about it?

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    3. Is it a new Archbishop and a new set of changes?

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    4. @20:00

      Wonderful news!

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    5. Is it of KOB proportions, Bp Pat?

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    6. Melon Lover do you have an email address?

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  45. Fr John Mc Goldrick is a Vincentian ...retired teacher.
    He was admin in Aghaloo until Fr Mc Evoy returned...which he has.

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    1. And his service is solely needed at home.

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    2. John McGoldrick is not a vincentian. How can mark o'hagan be a PP in a mensal parish? The PP is the Archbishop.

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    3. The Vincentians are recalling some of their men from English parishes back to Dublin. Vocations have dried up.

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    4. @20.49 Clearly the archbishop has decided that Dundalk is no longer a mensal parish. Totally within his perogative.Mensal parishes don't make sense in the 21st century. The funds for the archbishop's mensa can come from elsewhere. They made sense at the end of the penal laws as a way to give bishop legal standing in eyes of British State, not as bishop but as PP of such and such a parish.

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  46. In this week‘s Tablet, Dr David McLoughlin, who has been involved in training and theology at Oscott for 25 years, expresses concern about the unhealthy growth of an increasingly ritualistic priesthood viz. young men in cassocks and cummerbund telling people off for taking communion in the hand. He says that the formal elements in religion and the formal elements of priestly dress is a sort of bolstering and an identity strengthening factor.
    Now this is all VERY familiar to readers of this blog, and vindicates Pat in that Gaynooth is now the typical model of a seminary in which dressing up and camping around IS what it is all about. How could it be otherwise when the defining obsessions of the contemporary Church focus on opposing integrity and truthfulness in sexual ethics viz gay marriage and disingenuous crap concerning Humanae Vitae. Gay seminarians ( ie 99 %) are obviously going to hide their true nature behind the trappings of religious formalism. All we see now is the masks being ripped away so even the dogs in the street know what really goes on. The bishops not only do nothing but are liars and enablers just as they were and are regarding the abuse issues which are still very much with us. Francis does nothing and the Vatican is stuffed full with toxic old queens, so to paraphrase JFK it‘s down to each of us: maybe just get the hell out!

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    1. There a few in Meath who like to dress up like that too. Ridiculous. Will the new bishop of Meath be as quick to take in rejected seminarians from other dioceses. One Irish archdiocese refused a few who ended up in Meath over the past couple of decades

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    2. David I understand is a former priest who was at one time excommunicated by Ratzinger for marrying without laicization?

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    3. You could have Father Horny Andy in Meath soon. Maybe bishops secretary?

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    4. Pat, I could say something, but I won't.

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    5. Please say it, at least to me, if not for publication.

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    6. 20:29 Well said. Your sincerity is palpable. And an impassioned lament for truth.

      Does this state of affairs get any worse than a member of an order with truth as its motto, who has a fairly prominent role administratively and academically, who is HIV+ and who, in public, adopts a conserative/homophobic stance?

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    7. Father Horny Andy - does he have an email address?

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    8. @23:08 it’s hornyandyx@hotmale.cum

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  47. What in God's name are those changes in Armagh - strangest I have ever seen - young PPs becoming PEs - what gives? - and at a time when priests are in short supply Eamon Martin sees fit to allow one to go on loan to Florida and another to become Chaplain to the Defence Forces - a PE becoming a PP

    Can you publish your earlier leaked ones +Bishop Pat - at least they made sense.

    A desperate set of changes - I feel that there will have to be another set before the year is out to try and correct these weird changes

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    1. What was the point of sending Fr Aidan Murphy away on sabbatical for further study, only for him to return and retire?

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  48. At least one of those priests mentioned in Armagh was very friendly with a Meath priest

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  49. Blog from 27th June

    An Armagh source has sent us the leaked beginning of the Armagh Diocesan changes 2018:


    Very Rev. Mark O'Hagan Admin VF St Patrick's Dundalk to be PP Magherafelt.

    Very Rev. John Gates PP Magherafelt, Further Studies, Boston, USA.

    Very Rev. Martin McVeigh PP Clogherhead to be Admin, St. Patrick's Dundalk.

    Very Rev. Eamon McCamley, to be PP, Clogherhead.

    Rev Damien Quigley CC Middle Killeavy, to be CC, Armagh.

    More to follow.............................

    Well one name on this list appears on the actual list only they got Fr O'Hagan's appointment wrong - from Adm to PP of his current parish.

    Are the changes announces a sign of Eamon rattled and in panic mode?

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    1. No. It's a sign that the original source hadn't a clue what they were talking about and / or just made stuff up. And the gullible and vindictive fell for it.

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    2. It's a sign you don't have a clue what you are talking about 22.32. As you are the Oracle on all matters Armagh, tell us why Eamon felt the need to change his original appointments. Do share with us your inside knowledge. Please do.

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    3. "Very Rev. Mark O'Hagan." Perry Como you mean.

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    4. Where is the evidence as to what the original appointments were?

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  50. Let's hope Ardboe has a branch of Gamblers Anonymous for the Derry Diocese reject going there.

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    1. Having a bet on the horses, playing bingo and a few slot machines hardly counts as a gambling addiction.

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  51. Bp Pat, do the "Armagh Diocesan Chages 2018" have your blessing? I wonder.

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    1. Either way I bet he won't state that what he posted and treated as true was in fact a lie. Toxic gossip is the fuel of this blog, not truth.

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  52. You fairly got these changes spot on Pat!
    How do you come up with the stuff or are you listening to much to your man MMM McConnell who dreams?
    He's gone with the fairies completely, I honestly thought you had a bit of knowledge.

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