Tuesday, 10 July 2018


The church brutalised Ireland. People have a right to protest against the pope’s visit


Ireland’s political leaders are calling protests against Pope Francis’s visit ‘petty’. Have they forgotten the decades of abuse?

‘In 1979, 2.7 million people welcomed Pope John Paul II to the Republic of Ireland. But Pope Francis will arrive on the shores of a very different island.’

In 1979, Pope John Paul II visited the Republic of Ireland, and approximately 2.7 million people – 79% of the population – came out to honour him. At the time, contraception, divorce, and homosexuality were illegal, and John Paul II was a god.




Survivors of Catholic church abuse in Ireland demand papal meeting

On 25 August, when Pope Francis becomes the first pontiff to travel to Ireland in 39 years, he will arrive on the shores of a very different island.
Throughout the 1990s, abuse scandals rocked the Irish Catholic establishment and hastened the process of secularisation. Since then, progressive constitutional and legal change has been slow but consistent, signalling rejection of the church’s moral authority. In 1993 homosexuality was decriminalised; in 1995, a referendum to legalise divorce passed by the slimmest of margins; in 2015, the country voted overwhelmingly to legalise gay marriage; and in June, 66% of the electorate voted to legalise abortion.
The separation of church and state in Ireland is far from complete. For example, the church is still involved in running 90% of state-funded primary schools. It is deeply enmeshed in our medical system. We are still wrestling with the scars of decades of abuse, implemented by the church and facilitated by the state. We are still finding children’s bodies in unmarked mass graves.

But it is not 1979. And while some are preparing for the pope’s visit by pressing their Sunday best, others are making placards and planning protests.

The Ryan report uncovered decades of horror endured by children in the ostensible care of Catholic organisations

One of these actions – the “Say Nope to the Pope” campaign – is organising folks to book free tickets to papal events in order to leave the seats empty. A pretty civilised and smart act of resistance you would think. Those empty places indicate not an absence, but a presence: a peaceful but legibly indignant presence.

Yet even this is too radical for the Irish political establishment. The leaders of our two main political parties have spoken outagainst what they clearly deem an act of religious bigotry. MicheΓ‘l Martin of Fianna FΓ‘il called the action “petty, intolerant, and certainly the opposite of progressive”. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar agreed, deeming the campaign “Wrong, petty, and mean-spirited”, adding that it was not “legitimate protest”.

Less than a decade ago, the Ryan report into child sexual abuse in state-funded, church-run institutions was published, costing the Irish taxpayer €82m. It uncovered decades of horror endured by children in the ostensible care of Catholic organisations: rape, physical violence, neglect and emotional abuse.

‘We are still finding children’s bodies in unmarked mass graves.’ The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway.

The government’s redress scheme for the victims of the church cost €1.5bn; a further €176m was spent supporting survivors with health, housing, education and counselling services. While the government hoped that the costs of redress could be shared 50:50 between the Catholic church and the Irish taxpayer, the church has contributed just €192m to help those it tortured and abused.

But, remember, booking seats to the papal mass in order to leave them empty is “petty”.

In 2009, the Murphy report on the sexual abuse of children in the archdiocese of Dublin revealed that the Catholic church’s priority in dealing with paedophilia was not child welfare, but rather secrecy, the avoidance of scandal, the protection of its reputation and the preservation of church assets. In 2011, the Cloyne report found that Bishop John Magee, acting on a “secret letter” from Rome, covered up child sex abuse rather than reporting it to authorities. The Ferns reportthe Raphoe reportthe Limerick report – all have revealed cover-ups, callous disregard for child welfare, and concern predominantly for the character and coffers of the church.

Irish taxpayers financed all of these inquiries, and now they must pay up to €20m to welcome the head of the organisation responsible for these crimes. But peacefully protesting the Pope’s visit is “intolerant”.

In Magdalene laundries, women were incarcerated and forced to perform backbreaking work without pay although they had committed no crimes. In mother and baby homes, women’s children were taken from them, illegally adopted, or put into abusive institutions where they could be neglected to death and thrown into unmarked graves. Brutal symphysiotomies carried out in Irish hospitals traumatised and disabled women for life, because the church had some insane objection to caesarean sections.
But booking tickets for a mass that you don’t plan to attend is “wrong”.




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Emer O'Toole

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I simply don’t have the scope in this article to do justice to the litany of the Catholic church’s crimes in Ireland. Suffice to say: protesting about the pope’s visit – with empty seats, placards, or any other peaceful means – is legitimate, warranted, progressive and necessary. It sends the message that we are sick of paying – spiritually, emotionally, economically – for the evils perpetrated by the church; that we want religious orders out of our state schools and hospitals; that we want our politicians to act on evidence, not religious beliefs; that we deserve a secular society.

I cannot imagine a less “mean-spirited” message.


EMER O'TOOLE


• Emer O’Toole is assistant professor of Irish performance studies at Concordia University in Canada


PAT SAYS:

I have no intention of going anywhere near Frankie's Irish GIGS.

I would regard an attendance at any of these events as a waste of time, energy, money, and diesel.

There are 650,000 tickets for the gig in the Phoenix Park. Even if there are 650,000 there that will represent only 14% of the Irish population.

That means that 86% of Irish people will NOT have attended.


There are 45,000 tickets for the Frankie Gif in Knock. Even if 45,000 sheep turn up that will represent only 1% of the Irish population.

That means that 99% of Irish people will NOT have attended.

I will be very happy to be part of the 86% and the 99%.

Emer O'Toole is right. The Roman Catholic institution brutalised the Irish people for decades and centuries.

Why would any intelligent, rational and self-respecting Irish citizen turn out to welcome the CEO of their band of persecutors?

Why should the taxes of Irish people be spent on welcoming this man?

Garda investigations into crime have been cancelled and the monies for those investigations have been diverted into funding the security for this visit.

If the RC gang want to bring their CEO here they should pay for all the security - and any other costs that the state incurs.

The RC people who want to take part in these gigs and perfectly entitled to freely do so.

But not a cost to us - who have no interest whatsoever in the proceedings.


And who will be at the "top table"?


Amy Martin who is out of his depth and making a mess of Armagh?

Diarmuid Martin who has no time for his own priests?

The Maynooth deformation team?

King Puck bring bus loads from Kerry.

Ray Browne who ordained King Puck?

Kevin Doran of Sligo who compares homosexuality to Downs Syndrome?

Noel Treanor who spent millions on his Belfast Palace?

John McAreavey who messed up Dromore?

Nasty Cullinan from Waterford who is obsessed with women's reproductive issues?

The senior clergy who wined, dined and bedded Gorgeous?

The  clerical exhibitionists of Armagh?

Father L who had sex on his parish altar with young men/seminarians?

The very senior Irish cleric who is paying off Horny Andy?

The BDSM, poppers and drugs boys from Maynooth?

The curate of Banbridge who took drugs and who had a Nazi museum in his presbytery.

The "disappeared" priests from Derry?

etc, etc......................


That's going to be some party folks!


107 comments:

  1. Is that O'Toole bimbo, the professor of Riverdance, any relation to that other bigot, Fintan O'Toole, who scribbles for the "no Catholics need apply" Irish Times?

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    1. But YOU'RE not a bigot, sure y' aren't?πŸ˜…πŸ˜†

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  2. I am still of the belief that the Criminal Assets Bureau should be afforded a team to review any ill-gotten gains from baby selling and for failing to care for children that were stipended by the State into institutional 'homes'.

    Also you forgot to mention Wm Crean as a candidate for Francis' top table. Crean is hard at work to cover scandal and limit bad publicity. It's a clown, 'crean the Clown'

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  3. Julie Burchill rightly called Emer O'Toole a joyless bore. Imagine being a man in a relationship with a feminist. Total ball-breaker.

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    1. MourneManMichael11 July 2018 at 11:59

      Professorships are normally awarded as a result of intellectual and academic excellence. Your denigration Anon @ 19:27, by the use of misogynistic terminology, well serves to indicate your own lack of such ability or superlative qualities. MMM.

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    2. Prolix comment alert @ 11:59

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  4. So our despicable Pat continues his mission of hate. For that is what you represent. You just don't get it Buck Teeth. You are torn with angst now that your agenda to blacken the work of WMOF has failed abysmally. And what a spectacular failure. Blown to pieces in your face. With your contemptible and hateful attitude you'd not be welcome to any events. You and your hate cohort thought no one would go near the events or wouldn't want to see POPE FRANCIS. You know too that only for security and health and safety issues, three times as many would attend. There's already 25,000 now looking for tickets. So Pat, the last laugh is on you and at you - you fool. Your campaign of hatred didn't work. PRAISE GOD FOR POPE FRANCIS. May God free you from your bitterness and ignorance. And, may he help you to rediscover how to keep THE MEMORY OF CHRIST SACRED. Lord, bless Pat's vicious, insidious mind; lead him to find you and grant him healing. May he be renewed in mind and spirit. AMEN....

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    1. I said the sheep were quite entitled to go see their CEO.

      I think 20 million is a crazy sum.

      Better given to the victims or to the government to pay their abuse bill

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  5. Also, maybe the State should complete a compulsory purchase on Catholic schools and offset the cost against the money paid to victims... zero cost to the exchequer

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    1. Hammered spoiled priest at 00:43: repay your diocese your Maynooth grants, fees loans and SJYPS handouts ... zero cost to the church.

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    3. All paid for at the time when I was asked for a contribution towards my fees and I covered them. I never needed a SJYPS grant either but did enjoy trips to knock with my local branch who supported me through prayer. I owe nothing financially.

      If I was a bitter man I would seek compensation for the years wasted in Gaynooth but being a conscientious person I'd prefer to tell people how dysfunctional it was and is.

      But thanks for focusing on the norrow minded side and missing the bigger picture. It takes a langer to know a langer.

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  6. My goodness me, Pat is really showing his true colours on this one! The prospect of a wonderful successful Papal visit seems to have tipped him over the edge. I expect it's the fact that it brings into sharp focus his utter isolation that is causing such an unbalanced reaction.
    The 'Prof' he espouses is one screwed up wacky feminist with so many axes to grind!
    Pat you are no part of any percentage of Irish Catholics, you are 100% of a lunatic fringe, isolated, alienated and out on a limb! The hundreds of thousands who have snapped up every available ticket for the Papal events give testimony to the strength and depth of the faith in Ireland. So Paddy old son, as the late Maureen Potter so eloquently put it - 'Save your breath to cool your porridge!"
    Hibernia semper fidelis!

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    1. To use topical footballing parlance, play the ball and not the person (either O'Toole or Buckley) and dispute the facts presented in the article. Your attempt to disparage is pathetic.

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    2. 06:03

      There is no strength or dept of faith left in the RC institution.

      It is melting like snow off a ditch.

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  7. "I have come home from MontrΓ©al because, alongside so many of my extraordinary feminist sisters and brothers, I have worked to achieve abortion rights in Ireland for many years." This is a direct quote from Emer O'Toole, need I say more?

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    1. 06:21 If you truly believe that the institutional Roman Catholic Church has always morally disavowed abortion, then you need a more critical look at its morally doctinal history. Both Augustine and Aquinas believed that human life in the womb was not present from the moment of conception, but only when 'ensoulment' took place. Aquinas in particular regared as vegetative matter any fertilised presence in the womb up to this point. So the institutional Church taught, for centuries, that abortion before this point was not sinful. It wasn't until the 19th century, with increased knowledge of human reproduction and in utero gestation that moral teaching changed and abortion at any stage was prohibited. However, this prohibition was academic: theoretical only. Because the institutional Church continued to teach (and still does) the principles of 'Just War', conceived, and first avowed, by that so-called 'Doctor of the Church' (and arch-hypocrite) Augustine of Hippo. The problem with this highly problematic approach to killing human beings (something that little-known guy, Jesus of Nazareth, commanded against...but who the hell cares what he said?) is that unborn babies are, inevitably, going to be slaughtered in the event of so-called 'Just War'. But does the institutional Roman Catholic Church care?

      As if!πŸ˜†

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  8. What percent of people stayed with Jesus at Calvary? I am sure Pat you would be happy staying withh the majority there too ��

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    1. I think I'd be with the 4 that stayed.

      Everybody else would be attending a clerical dinner in a 5* :-)

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    2. You seem to do well stuffing your face Buckley in hotels, you have enough weddings in them at £500 a time.

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  9. Langers venom is best explained similar to that of Magnas in that they are both ex Seminarians, shown the door and they are now reduced to attacking the Church through the medium of this blog. Isn’t that not true? Change the record lads because the same old mantra keeps getting recited over and over from you pair.

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    1. Not that it is any of your business but my last seminary report was fantastic. I was asked to return when I opted out and my pastoral supervisor asked me to transfer into his order. But I had seen enough. The level of corruption and base activities within the Church was not a life I was willing to accept. There are better standards to live by in life than those of the Catholic Church - those standards being the ones laid out in the Catechism - which interestingly is not taught in Maynooth.

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    2. You opted out and seen enough did you? So you spend your days on the blog bitching and condemning instead. Maybe it was best for the Church in general that you opted out and saved us more money giving you a free education.

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    3. You assume all seminarians get free education. Some dioceses ask for a contribution and those who can will contribute based on their own means. I owe nothing for the education, bed and board I received.

      As for spending days on the blog bitching; I just share my experiemce on occasion. But I understand that there are those in the church suffering from defensiveness who would rather the dialogue be sterilised of all challenge.

      Keep patting yourself on the back because everything will be ok if you bury your head in the sand and pretend nothing has gone wrong in the institutional church.

      PS. Attacking the commenter while ignoring his comment is a sure sign that the original comment had merit and cannot be successfully responded to.

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    4. You are delusional aren't you with that big statement. You are not without any bias now are you? Keep looking after that chip now, the one on your shoulder.

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    5. 07:05 You are also, like many others here, highly presumptious about MY seminary career. It suits your agenda to have me classed as a seminary 'reject' (one of the words customarily used to disparage me), some one 'thrown out', or 'flung out', or 'booted out' of seminary. But these are the kind of untruths I've learned to live with from the 'good' people who, like performing seals, leap to the defence of an institutional church that is sinking in a morass of lies, deceit, corruption, and worldly vanity.

      Like o.h.l, my seminary record is excellent. I was an excellent student, especially academically, but also spiritually and morally. I once made my excuse and absented myself from a house party in Maynooth village because there was alcohol flowing and female students present, one of them sitting plumb in the groin of a fellow seminarian whose relative was a high-ranking member of the Irish Catholic Church. The situation was not a morally appropriate, one and I left, doubtedless later being ridiculed, behind my back, for puritanical probity. But I didn't care: I loved God, and I saw my vocation as a gift...to serve others. And I knew that I could better serve others (not least by moral example) through not allowing myself to be morally compromised. I was ALWAYS careful in this respect, even though the road, at times, was a lonely one.

      I shan't tell you whether or not I was ordained, because I do not want to give away too much personal information that would allow haters, like you, to identify me. But I shall tell you, again, that I was never instructed to leave seminary, my record always being good.

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    6. 12.01: Magna, you are rewriting history. Those of us with you can verify, apart from your academic ability, you were simply a bizarre, strange, loner. Mad, unpredictable and unsuitable. You were rejected. Simple as and you've waged a nasty vendetta ever since. It's easy to tell lies.

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    7. OHL @ 8:20.
      Nothing at all interesting about why CCC is not taught in Maynooth. There’s a very good methodological explanation for that:

      CCC postdates Maynooth’s curriculum. The status of any dogma is not enhanced by its inclusionin CCC. It functions as a compendium. It confers no extra authority.

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    8. 14:53 Name me, then.

      Full name, mind.

      The years I was at Maynooth.

      My diocese.

      My bishop.

      My classmates.

      College president at the time.

      Which house I was in.

      My dean.

      My height.

      Hair colour.

      Etc.

      Hah! Hah! πŸ˜†

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    9. MourneManMichael11 July 2018 at 17:29

      That's a forthright challenge Magna. I also thought, on reading 14:53's comment, that if he's so confident, both in your ID and character,that maybe he should "put his money where his mouth is"!
      Reading your comments, I suspect you and I disagree on a fundamental issue: the existence of a God, in whatever shape or form. But it seems we have much to agree on concerning the nature of man made religion and its practices, and especially the RC church institution. So despite the many criticisms of your comments I enjoy the way you challenge and invariably shred vacuous defenders of the RC institution. Having said that, you're much more effective without the invective!
      So, in the Norn Iron phrase: "Keep 'er lit!"

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    10. @14.54
      Tell that to the young seminarians in Pugin hall who argue over what the church teaches, don't know the difference between dogma and being biggotted and who actively destroy any sense of seminary community.

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    11. 17.29: Since you also hide behind the letters MMM, why would I reveal myself other than anonymous and allow Magna the delight of pouring his scorn and hatred on me. I wouldn't give him or you any such satisfaction. Are you readily identifiable as MMM? I doubt it, so you should zip it. As for your comments - normally I find you to be very balanced, respectful and rational but of late something more nasty and dismissive has taken control within you. Magna doesn't need enablers - but a good friend to lead him in ways of tolerance, respect and human decency. Perhaps you, MMM, might oblige!!

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    12. 18:26

      Ch-ch-ch-chicken!🐣

      HAH! HAH!πŸ˜…

      Cluck-cluuuuuck πŸ˜†

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    13. Magna Carta at 15:56

      Hi Magna Dear! I'll name you, you're that dreadful auld PEDANT Paul Creaner from Belfast. Eviva Maria!

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    14. In alphabetical terms, not even close.πŸ˜†

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    15. Magna Carta at 20:26

      Oh! I know I am, you just won't admit it.

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    16. 19.05: Cry baby Mags, cry! Baaahhh, baaahhhh, baaahhh.....ssssshh...slug!

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    17. Paul Creaner ("Magna Carta") was a member of the SVDs, did philosophy and theology in Maynooth. Following receipt of the order of the boot he became an RE teacher in Belfast. He's taken early retirement from that, which frees up many hours for two of his main interests: music and being a pest on Pat's blog.

      He was ordained by Pat.

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    18. Isn't it great to name people while standing behind your own anonymity.

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    19. Yes it’s great to name people and you are named Seminary Reject

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    20. 22.37 I wondered what the link was. He doesn’t stay long in any place or job, not be long until he ups sticks from Pats Oratory

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    21. It’s clear from an academic and a cultural perspective, MC wasn’t in Maynooth for very long.

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    22. @23.18, yawn.

      Are we supposed to believe you are Seminary Acceptable? With commentary like yours you are clearly a Social Reject. πŸ˜‚☠

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  10. The Great Monster of Magherafelt should also be included.

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  11. Who is "paying off" Horny Andy?

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  12. The Banbridge curate was not accuses of taking heroine and indeed no charge was ever brought against him.

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  13. Hi Pat, what were you saying about omelettes the other day and eggs?

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    1. As a member of a minority community I noticed this comment as well and it offended me.

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  14. Hibernian simper fidelis? Indeed 06.03. That must be the biggest laugh I’ve had all year. Have you looked at the church attendances on Sundays. Have you taken note of the result of referenda in recent years? Have you had conversations with the under 40’s about their attitude to religion,especially the Catholic Church. When was the last time you looked into a church at ‘devotions’ if you can find them. How many couples are now getting married away from churches. How many funerals have you attended without a church mass? Have you visited many homes of young families. Not a crucifix or religious picture in sight.
    Just the tip of the iceberg. I can only assume 06.03 that your statement about Ireland always being faithful must be based on skewed observations in some rural backwater where the locals profess ‘fidelity’ and attend church because they are afraid of what their neighbours might think.

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  15. What part did the illigitimate fathers of these children play in their upbringing? I know a few of these men - none of whom have made the slightest financial effort to care for their children. Their main desire is to deny parentage.
    I believe that most of these men are known in their parishes
    It is well past time that they were called to pay up for their part.
    The state should make every effort to find these men and get them to accept their financial obligations . The state - tax payers - should not be paying for these villains.
    Go after them - you who can!

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  16. What a pity Pat will now choose whatever means possible to invite vitriol against the WMOF and the visit of Pope Francis. All other efforts have failed abysmally. There's a sense of his outrage that all events are sold out with huge waiting lists. That surely is something positive and worth celebrating. Now he resorts to a venomous piece by some Irish author living in Canada. What would you expect from someone of her ilk only a biased, jaundiced, skewed feminist slant? However, her piece is a predictable narrative of hate sentiment. She also needs to correctly re-read history. Away with her. But, the efforts by Pat to sneer at, ridicule and mock the sincerely held beliefs of thousands is anathema to Christ. I would like to hear rational explantations from Pat as to why the repeated mathematical statistics about percentages re: WMOF? The TRUTH is - all expectations have been surpassed. Wonderful. Fantastic. And surely this is worth celebrating without attempting to destroy its outcome. God works in ways beyond our imagining and isn't it time to give praise to all the organisers, volunteers and the thousands who will attend? Praise God and may he bless Pope Francis.

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    1. I agree with 9.54.
      It is time these creatures were made to pay up. Only for them there never would have been any need for Magdalen Laundries and similar institutions.
      Go after them, indeed.
      DNA tests should be an immense help.
      You mothers who have suffered so much - go after these dogs.

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    2. Easy for you 11.04 sat There pontificating behind your screen in the comfort of your big armchair to say go after them. Your all mouth

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    3. 14% on Dublin.

      1% in Knock.

      Most people going are going for the spectacle.

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  17. 11.04: Go after them all - not just the Religious orders, but the health service executives if the time, the Gardai, the judiciary, all agents of the state and of course don't ever forget the shame many should feel by their whispered campaigns and who stop idly by, knowing what was happening inside many a high wall. All of us collectively who grew up in the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's need to look at our own conscience. There can be no exvuses in any generation for abuse of any kind. Today, there are hundreds of family abuse cases about which we hear every day, young children with disabilities are placed in psychiatric wards with adults, we have migrants literally locked in detention centres for years. Our record on protecting and cherishing the vulnerable is very lacking and most often, very incompetent. So, go after all agents of the state.

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  18. What is your opinion, Bishop. Should not these illegitimate fathers not be made to NOW pay up. And why not - 11:32 - go after them - can't figure you at all - do you approve of these dogs?

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    1. I agree with you. They should be made pay up.

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    2. Pat agrees with anyone and everyone, anything that makes him popular and shows him in a good light. Pat would agree with a nodding donkey if he thought it would make him popular.

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  19. Bottom line: Francis can cover up sex abuse with impunity for he is regarded wrongly as a head of state. He is laughing at the Irish taxpayers

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    1. 12.00 can I assure you His Holiness Pope Francis will Not be laughing at the Irish Taxpayers he will be praying for them all with Faith and those of None.
      This is NOT a Papal visit he is coming because of the event and Ireland is very fortunate at the privilege at being the hosts.
      The Irish Catholics and those attending are paying for it NOT the Irish taxpayer as you think.
      This even will boost the economy and put Ireland on a National Stage.
      Be positive and if a Christian pray for the success to Ireland of this visit.

      Sadly those outside throwing stones should look at themselves.
      Sorry some of you did not make it at the seminaries but you need to get over it and move on in life.

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    2. 14:38 Who's paying for the massive security that will have to take place, given the justifiable hostility among Irish Catholics to an institution that raped and brutalised their children, and which imprisoned their young women (often for decades while working them into early graves)? Irish Catholics? No; But Irish taxpayers, whether Catholic, ex-Catholic, or non-Catholic.

      Try telling the truth. Isn't this what you people would like to be known for?

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  20. He is a Sovereign Head of State whether you like it or not. It’s an historic fact and a present day reality, There is nothing wrong with that 12.00. Irish taxpayers have nothing to do with it.

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    1. What state was Jesus head of?

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    2. 12:09 So-called 'Peter' was never meant for worldly self-aggrandisement (through, for example, temporal lordship of the Papal States), but for service: to feed JESUS' 'sheep' and 'JESUS' 'lambs'.

      Peter's history has been one of continued betrayal of Jesus through his refusal to care for the 'sheep' and 'lambs' Jesus left in his care.

      But then, didn't Peter start as he meant to go on...with his thrice denial of Jesus in the courtyard of Caiaphas' house?

      The popephilia of certain commentors here is disturbing.πŸ˜†

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    3. 12.55: Don't worry Maggie about popephilia: your hatred and loopiness are of more concern. So don't burst your little heart with angst. Pope Francis wouldn't want you getting upset, poor fragile, miserable creep that you are. Being a reject causes you continued psychological damage but nothing that a good therapist can't solve. Worse still on this blig are "hate inciters" of all hues.

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    4. You stand in judgement of Peter, hahaha. Just saying like.

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    5. 13:40 and 14:11

      The last laugh is on me, boys.πŸ˜… Why didn't you address my points?

      What's wrong? Scared? Of what? The truth here?πŸ˜†

      Well, guys, you outta be, because I posted only the truth about so-called 'Peter'.

      (Funny that: Roman Catholics who would (πŸ˜…) pride themselves on speaking truth are, at the same time, frightened of it.πŸ˜†

      Hilarious? Nah!

      Just pathetic.πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

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    6. Just pathetic like, just saying like, insert random emojii like, just passing some quasi scripture from the back of the furrow like. Magna dear chap, when you ask a question that is worthy of my intellectual prowess I will descend to correct you. Just saying like.

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    7. 15:52

      Thank you for that laugh.

      I really needed it!πŸ˜…πŸ˜†

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    8. Magna Carta's Mum11 July 2018 at 18:23

      Magna darling, I've been all the way through Krafft-Ebing and can't find a single reference to Popephilia. Is it something new?

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    9. Mommie dearest, it's an ancient phenomenon, even older than you.

      It is just that your little Magsie-Wagsie has bee inventively clever by coining a word for it.

      Aren't you ever so proud?

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    10. Magna Carta's Mum11 July 2018 at 19:52

      Magna darling, I feel it may be even older than you think it is. Goodness, how you talk as if Mummy's ancient!
      Don't you remember Uncle Sigmund talking to you about Electra? He often used to refer to you as Little Oedipus and make notes about you. I often wondered why.

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    11. You wonder too much, dearest. Much too much.

      All those stress headaches.

      Why don't you do what your darling is doing right now to relieve HIS stress?

      And watch the 'footie'.πŸ˜‰

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  21. Jesus was in a better State than you find your soul in at present.

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  22. Bishop, since you agree with me, would you consider dedicating one of your blogs to this subject?
    I believe that your considerable influence could have a profound and very valuable effect.

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    1. I will, of course.

      Email me some pointers

      bishopbuckley1@outlook.com

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  23. Magna Carta's Mum11 July 2018 at 13:26

    Magna, darling, have you seen my buskins? I fancy pontificating at Vespers this evening.

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    1. Mommie dearest, don't you remember? I told you last week that I took them on a river-fishing expedition, cos I'd misplaced my waders. Don't you remember, dearest?😯

      They didn't leak, for a while. And then... Oh, crumbs! Sorry dearest. I'll buy you a new pair, one day. Some day. Really I will.πŸ˜†


      Hugs and kisses
      Magsie-Wagsie

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    2. Magna. Methinks your buskins have been purloined by the former bishop of Lancaster who seems to have passed them on to Malcolm of Liverpool

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    3. Magna Carta's Mum11 July 2018 at 16:41

      Magna. I did not give you permission to use them and you know full well they were valuable:
      https://m.ebay.ie/itm/ANTIQUE-EUROPE-LITURGICAL-SLIPPERS-PAPAL-SHOES-VESTMENT-GOLD-METALLIC-EMBROIDERY-/231579662644
      How can I function now without the habillememts appropriate to my Office? Of course it isn't for my own glorification.

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    4. Magna Carta's Mum11 July 2018 at 16:55

      PS Magna darling, if I find out you've sold them to some other bishop and lied to Mommy there'll be trouble!

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    5. So we are back to the moronic “Magna” and “Mommie” Show again eh? If it was on the stage you could boo them off it and throw rotten tomatoes. But not here. You’re stuck with it.

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    6. Magna Carta's Mum11 July 2018 at 18:25

      Poor 17:29, did Magna steal your slippers too?

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    7. No, dearest. They reeked!πŸ˜†

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  24. Does anyone know if it will be televised?

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    1. The pope's visit will of course be televised. RTE have been planning this for months. This is their bread and butter. It is wonderful to watch the hypocrites at RTE and the Catholic church, together both hate each other, both need each other. What other state broadcaster would continue to air a Roman Catholic prayer at 6.00pm each night on their national television channel and national radio channel.

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    2. RTÉ has been planning.........16:55! RTÉ is singular, not plural so please check your grammar before posting a comment that reads incorrectly.

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    3. Do you have much trouble with constipation, 18:09?

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    4. Anonymous at 16:55

      Let us praise Almighty God that we still have "The Angelus" on RTE. Despite all the rantings of Apostates and Heretics! Eviva Maria!

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    5. Mad 'traddie' alert @ 19:55!πŸ˜†

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    6. Magna Carta at 20:06

      No Magna Dear! Devout Catholic Alert! Perhaps you could recite The Angelus and Our Lady will bring you Home where deep down, you know you long to be.

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  25. A bigger dog yet pat?

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    1. Big dogs have no place in urban life. They need space. A Jack Russell is a suitable urban companion.

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  26. 14.47: Bong, Bong, bong, bong, bong, The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary....a beautiful prayer. Pity about your bigotry.. .

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  27. What or how does McConnell think he's doing a service to???
    The man needs sectioned and soon! Karma can be a nasty bite when what's good for the goose is even better for the gander!

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  28. Some of the events in Chile were poorly attended.

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_ZQJ4Y6Z5MM/WmCh_VDbrPI/AAAAAAAAiKQ/kfGnimD6d1UdJ1pwFt8TTFHKB2eaxLl-gCLcBGAs/s1600/youth.jpg

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FriRbKPVJrA/WmR5BWWz6UI/AAAAAAAAiL8/hPxbLE58bpslrRf2GgWQo4nN-XwVqrBxgCLcBGAs/s1600/papal.jpg

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  29. if he was ever to visit the north pat, i doubt he would go to the trouble of looking you up just as you would not with him.

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  30. Pat are you out on a tour of the Larne boney's this 11th night, like all the other anti-Catholics in the town?

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  31. MourneManMichael11 July 2018 at 22:12

    You completely misunderstand Anon @ 18:26. That is on my assumption that you are same commentator as 14:53? If that is correct the suggestion initially from Magna was that you name Magna in view of your claim @ 14:53. Or maybe you intentionally seek to divert from Magna's challenge? MMM

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  32. Convoluted and prolix post alert @ 22:12

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  33. MourneManMichael11 July 2018 at 23:16

    Dear repetitive 'prolix poster' I am sorry you are unable to follow anything just a little bit complicated. I believe there are other blogsites for those who believe they have full understanding and things are simply black or white. Perhaps you might find them more acceptable? This being your third 'prolix comment', henceforth I will ignore them MMM

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  34. 19.28 He's family, police, Church social services and neighbours tortured, he's a nobody with an over sized body and pea sized brain to try and work things!
    Who in the right mind runs around with a video recorder and all to here himself blow wind!

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  35. The Irish Times never tires of declaring the end of Christianity in Ireland. A far less palatable truth for them is the drop in circulation of their paper.

    I imagine its employees are worried about their pensions.

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