Thursday, 9 August 2018

ALTAR SEX PRIEST STILL IN MINISTRY


FATHER MICHAEL LOMASNEY - THE PRIEST WHO HAD GAY SEX ON HIS PARISH CHURCH ALTAR WITH A YOUNG MAN IS STILL LISTED IN THE DIOCESAN DIRECTORY AS BEING A CURATE IN THE PARISH OF MALLOW IN THE DIOCESE OF CLOYNE.


ENTRY IN CLOYNE DIOCESAN DIRECTORY


There is widespread speculation that the young man on the altar was a Maynooth seminarian. Father Lomasney was a regular visitor to Maynooth even though he had official role there.


FATHER LOMASNEY WEARING HIS CLERICAL COLLAR ON HIS HON MEMBER


He was/is one of the small numbers of gay Irish priests who visit seminarians on a regular basis.

Bishop Crean of Cloyne has refused to comment on the sacrilege and has failed to reconsecrate the chirch and altar.


CREAN



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EAMON MARTIN STILL PROTECTING ARMAGH PAEDOPHILE PRIEST


As his diocesan directory shows Eamon Martin is still protecting paedophile priest Father Sean J Quinn who remains in ministry in a parish where he has access to children.


Due to the activities of Father Quinn three young men killed themselves last year and one is currently in hospital for the 18th time.



HOW MANY IRISH BISHOPS ARE PROTECTING ABUSER PRIESTS AND WHY ARE 

THEY DOING THAT?????

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Victims recount sexual abuse horrors in Chilean seminary


Chile's flag is seen as Pope Francis greets the crowd after celebrating Mass marking the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 29. At the conclusion of the Mass the pope presented palliums in boxes to dozens of new archbishops from around the world.

ROME - “We need for the Church to understand that those of us who come forth are not the enemy. We want to help the Church clean itself, so there are no other Mauricios drugged and raped in the seminary, so there are no other Sebastians forced to massage a bishop so he feels pleasure, so there’re no other Marcelos forced to receive oral sex, and so there’re no other Johns raped by their spiritual directors.”

The stories are real. They belong to Mauricio Pulgar, Marcelo Soto, Sebastian del Rio and a fourth person, who will be described as “John Doe.” He’s asked not be identified because he’s not ready to go public with the allegations, but he represents many others.

Crux spoke with the four victims, and several others, in the past week. All are former seminarians of the Chilean diocese of Valparaiso, some 60 miles from Santiago, the country’s capital. They’ve provided the complaints that they handed to ecclesiastical authorities over a period from 2010 until this June, when a papal representative was in the country to look into Chile’s clerical sexual abuse crisis.

Crux also has obtained a copy of a letter by a Chilean bishop acknowledging that as of 2008, the Holy See had an allegation against a brother bishop. In addition, Crux has also obtained video and audio recordings and an email of one of the priests acknowledging guilt and trying to buy one of his victims’ silence.

The victims in these cases say they will not be silenced, and they won’t tolerate the Church continuing to cover-up for the crimes of abusive priests.

The four victims have several things in common, including the fact that they were all seminarians at the time of the abuses, and all went to the corresponding ecclesial authorities - who, they say, did nothing, beyond guaranteeing that the victims never became priests.

Three bishops have been accused of covering up for abuses that date to the early 1990s: Bishop Francisco Javier Prado, former auxiliary bishop of Valparaiso who would move on to Rancagua; Bishop Santiago Silva, today Chile’s military ordinary and president of the bishops conference, but also a former auxiliary of Valparaiso; and Bishop Gonzalo Duarte, who served as bishop of the diocese from 1999 until June 11, when Pope Francis accepted his resignation.

“When I spoke with Duarte in early June, he told me that he’d heard allegations of more than 70 people against Father Jaime Da Fonseca [who served as a spiritual director], but that he’d never believed them,” John, one of the victims, told Crux.

Survivors don’t come forth, he said, because they don’t want to lose their jobs, but he claims some of them are army generals, others lawyers, doctors or engineers.

Francis accepted Duarte’s resignation on the same day he accepted that of Bishop Juan Barros, one of four bishops mentored by Father Fernando Karadima, Chile’s most infamous pedophile priest, and Archbishop Cristián Caro Cordero of Puerto Mott, who’s also long been accused of covering up for abusive priests in his diocese.

In Duarte’s case, however, at least one of the survivors interviewed by Cruxclaimed that his crimes went beyond covering up, to include abuse of power and conscience with a sexual connotation.

Stalking, secrecy and a back massage

Del Rio joined the seminary of San Rafael of Lo Vázquez, in Valparaiso, in March of 1999. During his first three years in the seminary, his spiritual director was Father Mauro Ojeda Videla.

“I felt honored to have his spiritual assistance,” is what the survivor wrote in a 10-page complaint he hand-delivered to Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna in June, when he visited Chile for the second time as a papal investigator.

Yet by the year 2003, when Ojeda was no longer Del Rio’s spiritual director but the rector of the seminary, their relationship changed.

“Father Ojeda began having strange attitudes towards me,” Del Rio wrote. He became extremely severe and publicly critical. He mentioned this changed attitude to both his spiritual director and to another priest, who acknowledged he’d noticed the changes, confirming that the rector “wouldn’t take his eyes off me, chased me, wouldn’t leave me alone.”

Stressed by the situation - he developed a case of psoriasis with which he still struggles - he went to the then-auxiliary bishop of Valparaiso, Silva. The bishop promised to look into the allegations, and in November 2004 the prelate reportedly said, “Father Mauro has affective problems that have been channeled in you.”

When asked by the seminarian to explain what that meant, the bishop is quoted as having said: “Mauro, it would seem, is in love with you, and as such, you must confront him.”  That’s when it dawned on him: the unjustified visits to his room at odd hours and the bipolar attitudes were the actions of a stalker.

“I must say that in those moments I felt profoundly helpless, alone and mistreated,” he wrote.
In the first days of December, he finally challenged Ojeda. When Del Rio asked his superior the reasons behind the treatment he was receiving, Ojeda reportedly said: “I expect for you to be more affectionate with me, that you worry more about me, that you take off my shoes and pet me.”

“I had imagined that he would deny everything and make me look like an ‘insubordinate,’ but on the contrary, with what he said he was openly admitting it and demanding of me a closeness that didn’t correspond, that was improper, against my person, and contrary to the position and authority that he had,” Del Rio wrote.

He confronted the rector in the meeting, saying that the treatment wasn’t appropriate, and the priest burst into tears.

“I simply left the room and left him alone,” Del Rio adds.

In light of the rising number of prelates implicated in cases of sexual abuse and cover-up, many have called for a change in canon law, saying that stronger measures are needed. However, others have argued that it’s not about the law. The problem, they say, is the lack of courageous people willing to apply them.

In the case of Chile, a set of instructions on clerical sexual abuse released in 2003 stipulate that every member of the clergy who knows about situations of abuse should bring them to the competent ecclesiastical authorities, before even proving their veracity.

According to Del Rio’s accounts, auxiliary bishop Silva, upon finding that Ojeda could be stalking a seminarian, didn’t bring it up to the authorities. On the contrary, he asked the young man, a vulnerable adult, to confront his superior.

The 2003 instructions also stipulate that “simply transferring [the accused] cannot be considered as enough of a preventive or medicinal measure.” Yet in Jan. 19, 2005, the seminarians were told, “unexpectedly and while we were on holidays,” that Ojeda was leaving the rectory to become a parish priest in Viña del Mar.

During the following year, Del Rio found support in his spiritual director and a psychologist, “who helped me with trying to leave behind what had happened.”

He finished the seminary in late 2006, and in April of the following year, on Holy Wednesday, a priest told him that the bishop, Duarte, had decided not to ordain him a priest. The following day, the bishop asked Del Rio to accompany him to his apartment, where he denied the information the seminarian had received.

“The bishop knew the traumatic experience I had lived with the rector of the seminary, Mauro Ojeda, he knew of the abuse of power and stalking that I’d gone through and the profound effects they’d produced on me,” the survivor wrote.

Yet, despite it all, when they got to the bishop’s apartment, where they were supposed to talk about the seminarian’s future, the bishop reportedly took off his shirt and asked Del Rio to give him a back massage.

With tears in his eyes for the humiliation, Del Rio wrote that he asked Duarte why he was being asked something he wouldn’t do for his father. “It’s nothing important, I’m just asking you to help me alleviate my pains,” he quotes the bishop as saying.

In August of 2007, Duarte asked the seminarian to go to the diocesan prosecutor to talk about what had happened during his time in the seminary at the hands of Ojeda. Two days after he did so, the bishop called him back to his house and told him he will not be “called to sacred orders.”

Del Rio was forced to present a “resignation letter” from the diocese - which he did, in the hopes of being able to enter seminary for another diocese.

“I am bound to say the truth about these facts, to defend my name and to denounce the abuses of power, sexual harassment, and cover-up to which I was a victim. Those events put an end to an authentic religious vocation,” he wrote in his complaint.

The complaint he presented to Scicluna is an updated version of one he sent to the Vatican, through the papal representative in Chile at the time, Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, on May 19, 2010. The allegations against the bishop, he wrote, “were never investigated.”

In 2008, Prado, the former bishop of Valparaiso, who at the time was already retired from Rancagua, sent a letter to Del Rio saying he’d learned from credible sources that the former seminarian had made an official allegation against Duarte to the Holy See.

“I must confess that the information hit me very hard, because I never thought you’d take such a delicate measure,” Prado wrote in the letter, dated Oct. 10, 2008.

“It’s true that it’s well within your right to do so, if your conscience dictates, but I question the convenience, justice and opportunity of taking this path. With this step, obviously interpreted as the revenge of a disgruntled former seminarian, you’ve put lock and chain on the possibility of knocking on the doors of another seminary. I believe that, beyond unfair, you were inopportune in making this step.”

Nocturnal skinny-dipping, furtive kisses and rape

Mauricio Pulgar joined the seminary of San Rafael of Lo Vázquez in January of 1993, after he’d turned 17. He’d spent the two previous years in the minor seminary, which is for high school-aged students..

The problems, he told Crux, began at the end of that first month, when the formation director, Ojeda, took the seminarians out of the city for an activity at a weekend home lent to the seminary by a lay Catholic in the nearby town of Olmue. There, Ojeda forced all the seminarians to get naked one night and go into the pool.

“He told us that if we didn’t go in naked, he wouldn’t let us get into the seminary in March,” Pulgar said. “Obviously, we didn’t think it was right, but he began attacking us mentally, saying that if we didn’t get naked it was because we had sexual problems.”

“With great disgust we got in and he started to swim among us. His face was unsettling. But we thought it was a test,” he added. Then in March, “the mental torture and punishments began.”

In his case, he said, he was banned from leaving the seminary and from contacting his mother.
He decided to sleep with his door locked with a key, because he was a witness to seminarians locking themselves with priests in their rooms and receiving presents afterwards.

“Deep down, I was profoundly terrified,” he said.

Among the many things he saw in the seminary was a younger Duarte, before he was made a bishop, forcing men to kiss him on the mouth “without the seminarian’s consent.” He also saw Duarte slapping a student, who today is a priest, in the face.

“And then began the issue of them wanting me to accept being embraced. They started to challenge me for refusing to kiss other men in the face, or for not walking hand-in-hand with the priests. I was harassed because I didn’t have homosexual attitudes. They began telling me that I was the problem, that I was repressed and not allowing for my homosexuality to come out,” he said.

According to Pulgar, he saw other priests beyond Duarte forcing themselves onto seminarians.
Unable to tolerate it, he decided to leave the seminary after the third year. To make sure that he wouldn’t talk to his family about what was going on, he was told he had to go work at a local parish while he continued studying theology. In the parish, he found himself helping a priest who got so drunk at night that he couldn’t say Mass in the morning.

When he went to his superiors, he was transferred to yet another parish. It was during this period, Pulgar said, that what he had seen and found scandalous in the seminary was duplicated by yet another priest, Father Humberto Henriquez.

During the weekends, he said, Henriquez would try to convince Pulgar to stay the night, which he avoided. Yet one day the work they had to do during the day ran late, and the priest asked him to stay, offering him food and a drink. Soon after, the ex-seminarian felt too tired to move, and the priest took him to lie down on a mattress next to his bed.

Today, Pulgar is convinced he was drugged.

“In the middle of the night, I began to think that someone was moving me, and when I was able to open my eyes, Henriquez was raping me. But I couldn’t move. When he saw that I was trying to move my head, he told me that everything was fine, that I was now part of his circle,” Pulgar told Crux.

In his complaint, he said that in subsequent days, when he went back to the parish to be paid for the job he’d been hired to do as a theological consultant, he tried to approach the subject, but Henriquez avoided it. However, the priest did reiterate that he’d now been “initiated,” and that if Pulgar wanted to he could become a bishop.

In 2008, Pulgar confronted Henriquez and recorded their conversation. Cruxhas had access to that conversation, in which the priest acknowledges his crime.

“Don’t screw me, please. Don’t ruin my priesthood,” Henriquez tells Pulgar in the recording, which has since been presented to the diocese of Valparaiso as evidence. At a different point in the conversation, the priest says he’ll pay for his victim’s psychological treatment, begging to be let off the hook, insisting that “I don’t think the solution is to f… me now.”

Pulgar’s response was, “Humberto, you belong in jail.”

Pulgar said he went to the ecclesial authorities in 1998 and 2000. He asked to speak with Duarte, but he wasn’t allowed. With a few finals left to earn his theological degree, he was censored and banned. In 2012 he made a canonical complaint, including the tape of Henriquez as evidence, but nothing came of it.

After that, he also went to civil authorities, but Henriquez never gave testimony, so the charges were never investigated: the alleged crimes had passed the statute of limitations for prosecution.

The victims who came before

Marcelo Soto joined the same seminary in Valparaiso in 1991, together with 20 other men. That first year, he said, was a good one, with a lot of learning. Towards the end of that year, the beginning of 1992, he met Henriquez.

In 1992, Henriquez was ordained a priest and sent to work in a parish. Soon after, Soto was asked to help in the same church during the weekends.

“It all went well, until that weekend in September,” he told Crux. “I always though that Henriquez was very [odd]. I said so to Duarte, who at the time was my spiritual director and the diocese’s vicar general. But he said that it was all in my head, that I needed to open my mind. I assumed it was me, being prejudicial, and dropped it.”

But on a Sunday in September 1992, after visiting a parish, he arrived at the church Henriquez was living in. Since it was too late for Soto to go home before having to be back in the seminary by 8 p.m., the priest suggested the two watch a movie in his bedroom. As they were walking there, Soto recalled, he asked the seminarian to pick a movie from a drawer full of unmarked VHS tapes.

“I put it in and realized that it was a gay porn movie. Five seconds in, he comes in, and I told him: ‘What is this? I can’t see this because it hurts me and because it’s not what I want,’” Soto recalled as he described their conversation.

Using obscene language that cannot be reproduced, he said the priest became angry, saying that being a priest is “all about the power, the money. You can f**k with men, women, whomever you want. No one would be able to tell you anything.”

Immediately after, he said, he grabbed Soto’s genitals, which froze him in place: “My mind went blank, and with an impressive speed, he pulled my pants down and began practicing oral sex on me.”
“In that moment I reacted, pushed him back, told him I wasn’t one of them and left. With my life turned into pieces, the world turned over. I didn’t know what to do, whom to speak with. I felt pain. I felt shame. I felt fear. I felt humiliated. I was 21 years old,” he said.

When he arrived in the seminary that night, he said, he cried himself to sleep. On Wednesday, Bishop Javier Prado, at the time auxiliary of Valparaiso, visited the seminary, and Soto told him what had happened. The bishop promised to get Henriquez’s side of the story, and then get back to the seminarian.

The following week, Prado, Duarte and Soto had a meeting, in which Duarte said Henriquez had hidden behind an alleged secret of confession and said nothing. However, Prado and Duarte deemed the complaint credible enough that they decided to send Henriquez to a therapist, while warning Soto against talking about it.

“Months went by and Humberto continued to call me, he laughed at me, saying that he’d told the psychologist what she’d wanted to hear, and that he’d moved on with his life,” Soto said.

He left the seminary that year and never went back. Soto said Duarte told him it was for the best, since he “had no vocation to the priesthood.”

Years later, in the early 2010s, Soto found out that Pulgar too had been abused by Henriquez, and decided to reach out to say he believed him:

“I felt so responsible … So responsible … Because if I had done something else, if I had done things differently, maybe Humberto would not have been left free,” Soto said. “And he raped Mauricio … What would have happened to me if I hadn’t spoken up when I did?”

Soto said it took him 20 years to confront what had been done to him, and he’s shared his story ever since because, even though it’s been “painful, I also feel I’m doing good, so that once and for all we put an end to these crimes in the Church.”

Today, he’s no longer a practicing Catholic. He avoids churches when he knows a priest is in there, but when they’re open and empty, he goes in.

“It’s very clear to me … It wasn’t God who let me down, it was the Church,” he said, sharing that to this day his wife believes he would have been a great Catholic priest.

Pulgar too had a negative experience with Da Fonseca during the two years in minor seminary the priest was his spiritual director and confessor. During confession, he said, Pulgar would be sitting down with the priest standing up, and when the time came to grant absolution, according to the survivor, the priest would push his head towards his genitals.

“I resisted, because it wasn’t normal. And for my rebellious attitude, he qualified me as someone with affective problems,” Pulgar wrote in his complaint.

John Doe, a victim who represents many more

“John Doe” joined the seminary of Lo Vazquez in Valparaiso in 2002, when he was 20. During his third year, he began spiritual direction under Father Jaime Da Fonseca, whom he compares to Karadima due both to the extent of his crimes and also his popularity.

At the time John was receiving spiritual direction from Da Fonseca, some 15 or 20 seminarians were doing the same. As he was preparing for a final exam for philosophy, John said, he was visibly tired. Da Fonseca told him to get some vitamins, which he did with his parents’ help.

The fact that the victim had gone to his parents, he said, enraged the priest.

“You’re supposed to share some things with your parents, some with your formators … But with your spiritual director, you have to be an open book,” John quoted Da Fonseca as saying in an interview with  Crux over the phone.

In the second semester of that third year, Da Fonseca again told John that he looked tired, and offered to give him an injection in his parish the following week. When John got to the parish, he was asked to wait in the dining room. Eventually, the priest took him to his room for confession and spiritual direction. When they were done, John recalled, he said he’d give the injection.

Da Fonseca then asked him to take his pants off and lay in bed, head down.
To this day, John can’t speak explicitly of what happened next: “I can’t remember if it was one minute, five, fifteen. All I remember is looking at the door, hoping no one would come in. When he was done, he patted me on the ass and said, ‘That’s it.’”

Asked if something “nonconsensual of a sexual nature” happened, John broke into tears and said, “Yes.”

Today, he said his life after the abuse and until he left the seminary, at the end of the school year, is a blur. He doesn’t remember going to spiritual direction, because, by then, he hated priests. Today, he’s indifferent towards the Church and he’s lost all faith in God.

In June of this year, after many sessions with a psychologist in the past 13 years, he’s been able to confront what happened to him. He said he went to Duarte, right before the bishop was taken out by Francis. According to John, Duarte acknowledged having heard over 70 allegations against Da Fonseca.

For years, John said, Duarte did nothing because he didn’t believe the accusations. Eventually, he restricted Da Fonseca’s ministry, but John claims the priest has said Mass in his nephew’s school after the suspension allegedly went into place.

And then they were heard

In June 2018, a group of survivors from Valparaiso met with papal representatives Scicluna and Spaniard Father Jordi Bertomeu. Del Rio and Pulgar came to the meeting with their complaints in their hands: they didn’t trust the actual papal ambassador in the country to deal with their case.

Of his meeting with Scicluna, Soto, the third victim, said that it was “extraordinary,” and that the Maltese bishop is the “prototype of the priest I wanted to be.”

Scicluna told Soto that he had a special blessing for him, because the abuse he suffered left him an auto-immune disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis. He had to retire at the age of 45, and in his own words, “this war left many wounded,” including his first wife, whom he married months after leaving the seminary, and the three children they had during their 10 years of marriage.

“For the first time in 22 or 25 years I felt welcomed, respected by someone in the Church,” Soto said. “The most painful thing was feeling vulnerable and stepped-on. This is why I left. Because the Church made me feel like I was disposable, a thing to be used and discarded.”

After the meeting with Scicluna and Bertomeu, the three survivors mentioned in this report spoke with the Chilean press, which garnered a response from the Chilean Bishops’ Conference that claimed that there had never been an investigation against Duarte.

The statement only acknowledged the civil complaint made by Pulgar, but which was ignored due to the statue of limitations. Yet a canon lawyer came to the defense of the survivors, openly challenging the bishops’ conference, saying that he had himself presented allegations against Duarte over “abuse of power, conscience, and sexual harassment,” and that he’d hand-delivered it to the papal embassy in Chile on May 5, 2008.

That priest is Francisco Javier Astaburuaga, who in June was one of nine Chileans who were welcomed by Pope Francis in the Vatican, as part of a second group of survivors he’s met with since coming back from Chile in January.

Seven of those in the second group are priests, two lay people. Of the priests, five were victims and two men who’ve been helping survivors for decades. Of the two lay people, one was a younger brother of Karadima.

Astaburuaga first heard of one case affecting a seminarian of San Rafael in 2008, when the victim went to him. After speaking with his parents, “whom I’ve known for more than 30 years,” he had no doubt of the credibility of the testimony and the events as they were presented.
“Having clarity that the facts were grave, I promised to help them” and put the family in contact with Cardinal Francisco Errazuriz, who was at the time Archbishop of Santiago and “my immediate superior.”
“[The cardinal and I] spoke personally in February of 2008, and in a letter dated April 12, 2008, I sent the pertinent documents,” Astaburuaga told Crux via email.

The cardinal advised him to present the allegations to the papal ambassador, and he did so soon after. In the documents he presented, he made direct allegations in the name of the victim for “abuse of conscience, power and sexual harassment against Bishop Duarte.”

“From that moment on, I never received an answer, and I said so to Pope Francis during my personal encounter with him on June 2, 2018,” he said.

Not long after that meeting, on June 11, the Vatican announced that Francis had accepted Duarte’s resignation. Though seen as a positive step by some of the survivors, all of them shared frustration over the fact that the bishop was allowed to retire, presumably due to his age- he’s over 75, the mandatory age for every bishop to hand in their resignation.

“I wasn’t satisfied by it,” Pulgar said. “For Catholics in Valparaiso, it seems he left because he was old, not because of the crimes he committed.”

Del Rio instead, felt at “ease” when it was announced, because it came on the same day as Barros. Yet, “though it might feel contradictory,” he’s also frustrated at the sensation of Duarte having been allowed to “leave through the front door.”

Duarte was replaced by an apostolic administrator, Bishop Pedro Mario Ossandón Buljevic, until that day auxiliary of Santiago. Since he was appointed, he created a dialogue table with the survivors, to try to address the crisis, yet some see it as an attempt to derail the victims from filing civil lawsuits.
In addition, the group has encountered the bishop once after the first meeting, over a month ago, and during the second encounter Ossandón defended Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, Archbishop of Santiago, who’s been summoned by the prosecutors office to testify on charges of having covered up.

“This is not about someone looking at me ugly and I felt offended,” Pulgar said towards the end of his interview with Crux. “No, we’re talking about crimes, cover-ups, abuses.”

Their frustration over the way the resignation was accepted, he added, is why this group of four survivors- and many more- have decided to speak up, again, in the hopes that the Vatican will publicly acknowledge the wrongdoing of not only Duarte, but the priests who’ve abused them too.
Responding to a request from Crux, a spokeswoman for the diocese of Valparaiso confirmed that Father Jaime Da Fonseca is under “restricted ministry,” while Father Mauro Ojeda is still a priest in good standing. The clerical standing of Father Humberto Henriquez, who was transferred from Valparaiso to San Felipe, is unknown.

“We need for the Church to understand that we are not the enemies,” Pulgar said. “On the contrary. We are the ones who want to help the Church free itself from these parasites. So that the children who want to be altar boys can be so without fearing harassment or abuse. There cannot be another Mauricio.”

PAT SAYS:

ALL OF THESE THINGS HAVE HAPPENED AND ARE HAPPENING IN IRISH AND ROMAN SEMINARIES AND DIOCESE.

140 comments:

  1. Crean has a habit of seeking the easy solutions.

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    1. Words probably fail the Bishop of Cloyne on the Kildorrery romp which was shocking and amusing at the same time.

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  2. Fr Brendan Wrixon, who was at one time vocations director for Cloyne, got an 18 month suspended sentence for the usual. The confessional in Mallow convent was one of his haunts and his 16 year old victim was later ordained for Cloyne. It's been a troubled diocese for decades.

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    1. Fr Fugi, his alleged victim has his own stories. Not an innocent man at all But blamed his struggle with sexuality on the Brendan meeting. Cloyne is a mess. Crean recently paid off another victim for his silence; at least he had the decency to get the money donated to charity.

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  3. Ian Elliott says that Francis has been a dismal failure on abuse. This Pope has a brass neck jetting in to a World Meeting of Families (though in reality it's the Irish Meeting of OAPs).

    https://www.irishcatholic.com/pope-francis-a-dismal-failure-on-abuse-safeguarding-expert/

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  4. You must have some proof about that priest in cork and what you aledge he did. Or else you are not familiar with accusing someone of something and the dangers there off.

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  5. Dirty priest bastardos! The entire, morally stinking lot of them!!!!!

    Why? Don't be so f*****g thick!! They vow to serve mere men, not Christ.

    DUH!😕

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    1. Mad Magna at 04:44

      Polly I can tell how mad you are at these revelations, but not as furious as Faithful Catholics who are sick to death of it. We have to get rid of these Evil men who have infiltrated The Sacred Priesthood. They have to be prosecuted by the Civil Authorities and excommunicated by The Church. But please remember not all priests behave like them. I am so sorry for all the good priests who must feel sickened and betrayed. They need our prayers and support. love and prayers B Eviva Maria!

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  6. The UK government would have liked to have had the time to change British law in order to give Fr Gerard Mc Quillan a life sentence so horrific were his crimes on children. There was not the time. The Court records are horrific in their detail of what he perpetrated.

    Sean Brady was well aware of what was going on as other clergy in Armagh were, but he chose to do nothing until he was forced to act. The man who would remember the chronology of that time and who did try to do something but was resisted was Canon Patrick Mc Donnell ( now residing in Drogheda). Cardinal Sean Brady has a lifetime of covering up for paedophiles and of giving them more time for their crimes.

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    1. Brady should be exposed more Bill.

      He has done horrible things.

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    2. Bill your telling lie's again, when will you ever wise up and grow a set off balls, leave the bottle for an hour or two and do a little research, leave us alone in Monasterboice also and get out!

      Brady had nothing to do with McQuillan as he came to office in Dec 1994, McQuillan was sentenced Jan 1993!

      The mathematics should be easy enough worked out for a disturbed being like you!

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    3. Brady Bunch has alot to answer for. Cover up of Smyth. What more shit has he buried.

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  7. "Father Lomasney was a regular visitor to Maynooth even though he had no official role there."

    It doesn't take a genius to work that one out.

    He really does take the biscuit!

    LOL.

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    1. There are a number of priests who visit seminarians at Maynooth, some of them quite prominent.

      They do not go there to give them spiritual direction.

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    2. "Night prayers" was KOB's excuse with seminarians, but I think any excuse would do at Maynooth.

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    3. Who are these priests? Why don't you name them? Because you know that people who read this blog will be able to tell you why they visit Maynooth - and those reasons won't suit your agenda. More blanket generalisations and toxic rumours.

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    4. Had I been a young seminarian at Maynooth, I might have been quite receptive to Mick’s charms, although stopped short of the altar caper.

      It must have been difficult for many young seminarians to say, no.

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    5. Patsy at 09:52

      If these allegations about Lomasney are true and there is evidence to prove it then this evil satanic priest should be dismissed and excommunicated immediately! I cannot understand why the Hierarchy has not acted. They also must investigate and find out who this evil seminarian is and get rid of him. with the same sanctions. I am astounded to learn that the Ordinary of that Diocese has not had the Church and the Altar reconsecrated. The parishioners of this church should insist that this is done, and Acts of Reparation made to The Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. love and prayers B. Eviva Maria!

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    6. Once again this blog does NOT tell the True facts Lomasney is a P.E (Priest Emeritus) from 7th july and is taking personal leave he will NOT be back.

      http://cloynediocese.ie/diocesan-clergy-changes/

      Maybe the directory is not up to date but there is the real fact.

      As for who the other one was then maybe Lomasney will not say to the Bishop.

      So it is goodbye to another failed Priest.

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    7. It was just a quick in-and-out job, but Bp Pat sensationalised it by demanding the church be demolished and all sorts.

      It will not take a man like that long to find comfort elsewhere.

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    8. again until there is actual proof this blog and all believes in it are fools, yes wrong doings have happened in are church which where wrong but let's all hope and pray rather than persecute that these things are all Behind us, remember Pat he who is without sin may cast the first stone.

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    9. 22:08, please learn to write somewhat coherently before you try to enlighten us from your lofty perch.

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  8. Today’s BBC Website reporting on the good, holy and caring Benedictines. Jesus wept!

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  9. The Popes plane should not be let land in Ireland. He covered up big time in Argentina. The only time he was known to act expeditiously was when a priest had fathered a child. The only thing that the Institution of The Roman Church does not forgive is a woman ( in a priests life) for they have staying power and strength.

    Shalom

    Bill Mulvihill

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    1. I agree Bill.

      Basically he is the head of a rogue statelet.

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    2. 2004

      A PRIEST who sexually abused youngsters, including a brother and sister was jailed for 12 years yesterday.
      The self-confessed "evil - sick, cunning, sneaky" offender, Fr Michael Gerard McQuillan, admitted a total of 40 sex charges involving his five victims.
      The incidents took place between December 1986 and January 1993.
      He was put on the sex offenders' register for life.
      The 43-year-old former Co Armagh school chaplain, whose address was given as Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey in Portglenone in Co Antrim, listened with his head bowed in Newry Crown Court as the judge described his as "a sad and difficult case".

      BRADY COVERED THIS UP FOR YEARS.

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    3. Brady had nothing to do with McQuillan, he was a CC for Cardinal O'Fiaich and then Cardinal Daly. In Daly's time he was arrested and charged with these terrible crimes which he admitted to on all accounts, this information can be obtained from the NI Court service website.

      You information is factually all wrong again Pat!
      Why can you not be honest and tell the truthful facts?

      FYI Brady was appointed in December 1994.

      Please stop telling lies, you let yourself down badly, give the truth at all time's.

      FYI I am no big admirer of the Catholic Church leaders!

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    4. 43 years old means he was only 11 or 12 in Dec 1986 and only 18 or 19 in Jan 1993. Something wrong with your reporting here.

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    5. Amazing that all the newspapers give the age of ex-priest McQuillan as 43, so that his offenses would have been committed when he was 15 years old. Astonishing inaccuracy, even in the Irish Times.

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    6. The article is from 2004. If he was 43 then, he was born in 1961. The incidents began when he was 25. The report is not inaccurate.

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  10. Pat - where is the proof against Fr. Michael? Real proof beyond a reasonable doubt and not just the gossip and innuendo and lies that make up the majority of this blog.

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    1. Presumably, Bp Pat, has the full picture rather than only the cropped version here (sadly).

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    2. Presumably he has a lot of evidence. But ask yourself...when do we ever see it all? Suspicious.

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  11. Are you serious?

    Ring Crean and ask him.

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  12. Who was the seminarian with him?

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  13. It is utterly incomprehensible that those poor Chilean seminarians had to run that gauntlet of perverted formators,spiritual directors, rectors and bishops.

    The Church is now so infested with these furtive and duplicitous devils that one wonders how she will ever be reformed.

    And what is even more frustrating is that the Vatican itself is so infested that received complaints "go missing" and never reach the intended recipient, be that the Pope or head of the CDF.

    It also appears that the Pope is very naive and is being deceived from all sides, even by some on the so called C9 (his inner circle of cardinals, picked to help him reform the Church!).

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  14. Keep digging about Maynooth Pat...Don't allow all the misleading and distracting comments from the mafia to deter you.

    Gaynooth has many such similar stories as Chile.

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    1. I know that.

      My shovel is in pristine condition.

      I need all the information anyone can give me.

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  15. I don't think the Pope is naive. He knows the Vatican is a den of vipers. What annoys me is that they want the laity to get involved at parish level and the laity can be very gullible. It will be like lambs to the slaughter.

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    1. 15.34.....Baaaaaaaaaaaaa to you Mags! How is the mood these days...poor lost Mulvihill has taken your place on the blog. Are you sad?

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  16. Two rapes in my time in Maynooth, I did not know at the time, reported to Daly who savaged the one who told him. All details I have but these victims are now happily married. The perpetrators became priests but both have left.

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    1. @11.02 I don't believe a word you say Fr Mulvihill anymore. You were asked to provide proof of things on a number of occasions along with Pat Buckley too but none has been provided. You are both not credible. Pat won't post this as per usual.

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    2. "There are none so blind as those who do not wish to see".

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    3. Let's have the proof we've asked for. We can't see if you won't show us. The letter from Aidan Gordon to you in full for a start

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    4. And I don't believe a word you say 11:19. You are a Mafia foot soldier no doubt.

      When I was in Maynooth I heard a story about a Raphoe seminarian who was plied with alcohol and then molested by a gang of seminarian perverts, among whom one is now a priest in the Derry diocese.

      The Raphoe seminarian who was molested left Maynooth with his mind destroyed.

      I was told all of this by a then seminarian who is now a priest.

      Maynooth was/is just as big a hell hole as Chile.

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    5. @12.08 Interesting that you heard and where told THIS and THAT but saw NOTHING. I rest my case. Yet another one WHO WAS in Maynooth and has an axe to grind with half truths you gossipy old woman. Aren't you? Thank God another one we were spared from in the Church.

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    6. The CC is currently ruled by sodomite clericalism.

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    7. I would not use those words - but you are right.

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    8. 12:28, thank God I didn't sell my soul to the devil like you and your vile ilk. If I ever met you in person we would see who is a gossipy old woman. You little prick.

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    9. @13.01 I'm sure Maynooth showed you the door for those anger issues and violent tendencies. Not to mention the gossip tittle tattle tendencies also. Let's face it, you were found unsuitable so its best to get over it pet.

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    10. Yeah, I am sure you are a little pet all right 13:56. I would actually count it a badge of honour to be shown the door by that den of poisonous vipers in Gaynooth, which is now a laughing stock of a seminary.

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    11. Patsy at 12:53

      Patsy don't you think it's the oratory that's ruled by them. Eviva Maria!

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    12. There was a rape in early 2007 in Maynooth, of a theology student. Kilaloo may shed light.

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    13. The filthy truth about Maynooth should make every bishop in this country quiver and shake at the thoughts of their meetings with almighty God.

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  17. The Chilean saga is stomach churning. The abuse of Seminarians seems to have been endemic. The Crux report indicates that 'promotion' in the Chilean church, including to the episcopacy, necessitated involvement in a gay cabal. I wonder is this replicated elsewhere in the Catholic world including Ireland? Incidentally Sodano was Nuncio in Chile for an unusually lengthy period from 1977-1988.

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    1. Of course this is replicated in Ireland @11:06. And America, Europe, Australia. Africa is probably the only continent which has not yet been infiltrated by the gay cabal. YET being the operative word!

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  18. I honestly think that sexual abuse and corruption is so much a part of the clerical culture, that they cannot see that it is wrong. They are totally blind to their sin.

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    1. The RC institution is the biggest cult in the world!

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    2. Bishop Toal of Motherwell has written an open letter on Mosside parish Facebook page. He talks about how the Holy Spirit told him recently in Lourdes that we should have more empathy with gay people. What planet is this man on?

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    3. The Avenging Angel10 August 2018 at 11:55

      Keep your shovel Pat. But remember the biblical line 'They dug a pit but fell in it themselves."

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    4. I think the spirit was a scotch on the rocks.

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    5. 11:55

      I am not digging pits.

      I am using my shovel to uproot weeds.

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    6. "Avenging Angel", I will wrap a shovel around your neck. Enabling dross.

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    7. Anonymous at 11:31

      Bishop Toal is another one who is away with the fairies, literally! I don't know what spirit he was on but it certainly wasn't the Holy Spirit and in Lourdes too, no wonder Our Lady weeps with yet another ejit in the Episcopacy. Lord save us. Eviva Maria!

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  19. Why would anyone ring Bishop Crean? You're the one making accusations on your blog. Back it up with evidence.

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    1. If its not true let them challenge me.

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    2. There you go again - as soon as you are challenged for evidence, you back away or turn the heat on to someone else. The bishop and his diocese are not making the accusations - you are. You can't back them up because you don't have evidence. What you do is repeat them often enough here (and supported by the those who thrive on gossip like this) so that they evolve into what seems like the truth. That's your ploy. Repeat untruths often enough until they appear true .

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    3. If Fr. Lomasney is not the altar sex priest, let him sue me.

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    4. 12.15 : The onus is on You Pat: you're the one making accusation s and naming people. You should provide accurate evidence. As per usual, you couldn't give a damn about who you hurt in the process. You are an expert trouble maker - thriving off the downfall of others. It's not a gospel virtue!!

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  20. The Avenging Angel10 August 2018 at 11:51

    It's time the good people of Monasterboice were appraised of the anti-catholic views of their so-called Pastor. I intend to collate his posts and place several hundred copies in the church there - I think he may find himself unwelcome back from holidays. It's time to flush his ilk out, we've been far to passive to date.

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    1. Bill is not anti-Catholic.

      He is anti corruption and abuse.

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    2. 11 56: Pat, I do not believe Bill is a well man. Yes, he may have grievances with the institutional Church, as I have, but his language and thoughts suggests a deep inner angst, caused not just by his grievances but by an awareness that priesthood is not what he believed it might be. I found myself in a similar situation after 20 years of ordination and began to be filled with a deep anger, disillusionment and despair. Apart from the corruption and abuse scandals which shake the faith of all of us, I discovered that I required professional help to navigate me through a myriad of awful moments. I realised that I had forgotten to nourish and care for my own humanity, believing I would survive through my struggles. When I began to care for my own well being in a more positive, creative way, aware of my fragilities, propensity to despair/depresdion like anyone else and learn to be truthfil to myself, then I began a most amazing journey to healing. While I despise much of what I witness within the Church, I reflect and ask myself what it is that is most important to me any given moment. When I prioritise these issues I now know that I must be faithful to what's given to me to do, however challenging but I keep the simple call of Christ before me - care for those entrusted to my shepherding and cleanse and renew myself first, hoping that I will in some small way help and guide others wisely. Ruminating on personal angst on a daily basis is not healthy. Constantly blaming others for personal unhappiness is counter productive. Yes, abhor abuse and wrong and name them for what they are but don't crash in the process. Use iur energy in more positive, imaginative ways for the good of others and our own well being. Bill should be advised more caringly.

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    3. Thank you for that.

      Bill is a very intelligent man.

      Truly intelligent people are in touch with what is going on inside them.

      Bill is not ill. Like all of us he is on a journey. The destination will be good.

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  21. The Avenging Angel10 August 2018 at 11:59

    Let's see what the people of Monasterboice think, shall we?

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  22. These fucking bastards of bishops and cardinals need to be made accountable to the law of the land like any other secular abuser.

    Why do they get away with their laughable and barely non-consequential canonical trials? It's an absolute travesty of justice. To use a well worn cliche, it is like the mafia adjudicating the mafia.

    These Chilean seminarians have had their spiritual, psychological and, indeed, physical health, destroyed by priests and bishops who were meant to help deepen their faith and discern a vocation to the priesthood.

    Instead of being conduits of God's love, those vile bastards were willing channels of Satan's furey aimed mercilessly towards innocent God-fearing young men. Such scum have given themselves so completely over to evil that one would be naive beyond belief to think that they could ever convert or change after a little stint in therapy.

    No, the only solution is to laicize and hand over to the secular courts any priest, bishop or cardinal, at once, who is found culpable of such activity as these Chilean criminals and the McCarricks of the RC world.

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    1. In fact countries should give serious consideration to appointing watch dogs over the RC Church.

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  23. The Avenging Angel10 August 2018 at 12:07

    Mr Andrew Ford of the Monasterboice Parish Council is certainly shocked1

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    1. And is he not shocked that Eamon Martin is leaving a paedophile priest in a nearby parish?

      Mr Ford needs to get his priorities right.

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    2. Maybe Bill can tell us about Mr Ford?

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  24. Anrew is a puppet on a string... the principal from Tom Daly s school is pulling the strings...he is never out of their home. ( Caveat......)

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  25. A religion teacher turned accountant.....strange transition..

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  26. He takes an e.....handles to names and all that !!11

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  27. Michael Neary of Tuam should be announced as The Patriarch of The Island of Ireland for the moment. He is the only one close to the Gospels on the Archepiscopal Bench and of ethical standing.

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    1. ANDREW FORD

      So, Andrew Ford is a former religion teacher who is ow an accountant.

      He wife is the principal of a school in the parish where the abuser Fr. Sean J Quinn is being protected by Eamon Martin.

      The PP is a Father Daly who is a regular visitor to the Ford home.

      I think I detect strange connections.....

      How does Fr. Daly feel about the fact that his assistant priest is an abuser.

      Has he spoken to Eamon Martin about it?

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    2. Archbishop Michael Neary is a very Holy man but sadly he is 72 so will be retiring in 3 years.

      He must be disgusted with the lack of action by His Brother Bishops.

      the poor Papal Nuncio must be very angry about all this it is just all shocking.

      Archbishop Eamon is back on Monday so we will see what happens if anything.

      Just hope Crean does not get promotion it would be shocking.

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    3. +Michael Nearly is a special and holy man. The only bishop in this country that I would applaud.

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  28. Bishop Pat:
    1} I agree that the RC church has a very significant number of abusers, in the past and at present.
    2] I agree that there has been a culture of secrecy, cover up, and victimisation of the innocent, and particularly of whistleblowers.
    3] I believe that you do right to expose these abuses, cover ups and victimisation.
    BUT:
    1} I think you seriously harm your credibility by your use of innuendo, aggressive/quasi abusive language directed at those who disagree with your exposures.
    2] Your current phase of seeming to find it necessary to reply to every criticism, often very negatively, indicates certain traits in your personality. These give rise to much suspicion of your evidence and motivation, and lead many to ridicule your position.

    You may well argue to the contrary that your actions are necessary and justifiable. So be it.
    But it's impressions that count, and of late the nature of the blog's comments do not convey a positive impression, and that's said as a separate issue from their subject matter.

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    1. LL, Thanks for your sincere comment.

      We have a very big problem when we act on impressions instead of reality.

      For instance, we Irish had the very mistaken impression that there was more good than evil in the RC institution.

      I am far from perfect. But I always deal in what I know or believe to be true.

      I fulfil a hard role and I do my best to be real.

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    2. Fr Sean Quinn is NOT and has NEVER been an abuser.Your allegations against him are nothing but VITRIOLIC, HEINOUS LIES.You are using innuendo and insinuations.Give us specific details and show us the evidence instead of assassinating the character of the poor man.Bill Mulvihill is completely gone in the head,as people like me very well know.He was at a GAA match recently and was roaring abuse at some of the players from the sideline like an absolute madman,somebody contacted the cops and he was led away.If you're villifying Fr Quinn just on Mulvihill's say so,you're every bit as insane as he is.I don't believe one word of the vitriolic drivel that you have printed about Fr. Sean Quinn and neither does anyone I've spoken to,and I'm not Catholic so I've no reason to speak up on behalf of the Roman Church,but I know Fr. Sean Quinn,and he's no abuser,and I'm letting you or Mulvihill away with your vicious lies me boy.

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  29. The canard that this filth within the Church is due to homosexuality can only compound the problem. It is however true that clerical abuse is overwhelmingly homosexual, so why do gay men function perfectly normally say working in Selfridges but not in the diocesan seminary? I would respectfully point out three toxic factors: 1. unlike say Selfridges the Church is institutionally misogynistic, so attracts a certain type of sociopath; 2. Unlike say Selfridges the daily culture is hysterically homophobic so drives these men into deep denial both of their own identity and daily reality; 3. the clerical club operates like a secret society with its own bizarre rituals, lack of accountability and illusory sense of its own importance, special powers and invulnerability. Can I really be so far off the mark?

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    1. As someone above has summed up succinctly the current problem: "Sodomite Clericalism". Which problem appears to manifest when gays enter a world of cognitive dissonance and constant denials. It does appear that the Catholic priesthood is not a healthy place for gay or heterosexual men.

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    2. You are absolutely right. Heterosexual men cannot possibly survive in such an environment, and for the type of dysfunctional duplicitous homosexual attracted to seminary life, the experience is as addictive and destructive as crack cocaine. These places, along with the religious orders, are totally out of place and need to be closed down. Surely we can do better?

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    3. Magna Carta's Mum10 August 2018 at 14:25

      @13:06 Even my home-spun wisdom can see you've hit the nail on the head. May God bless you, my dear, and may the world come to see the truth of the situation.

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  30. Bp Pat, I have supported your quest for Truth and I also gave credence to you and what Fr Bill where uncovering. I did have some doubts but I gave you and always have done the benefit of the doubt. However, I have found it a bit distasteful just reading you encouraging Fr Bill to divulge information on his parishioner. What I find horrible is that Fr Bill has just shared certain information about the gentleman. It leaves a very bitter taste in my mouth Bp Pat, I might be incorrect in failing to see how this adds to the abuse being investigated. I must say that I'm honestly disappointed to see where this situation is going and the tone it's taking. Fr Bill should expose wrongdoing with facts but never talk about his flock in that way.

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    1. Thank you for a comment. I understand your concerns.

      The comment maker Avenging Angel introduced the name of Andrew Ford, saying that he was on Monasterboice parish council and that he was shocked at Father Bill.

      Is it true that he was removed from this council by the parish priest and that has made him angry?

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    2. Forget about the PP, the whole parish is up in arms about this unwarranted behaviour from what is supposed to be our Pastor!

      We are sick to the teeth now of all this and just want to move on. Do yourself a favour and go Fr And let us start building together our parish again!

      Movw away to hell to the north with that boyo Buckley.

      Just had enough!

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    3. 15.16 have you and this whole parish contacted Ara Caeli to voice the parish feelings. Likely not.

      Contact one of the Vicar Generals or wait till Monday and Archbishop Eamon Martin.

      This has to be sorted for the good of Bill and the Parish.

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    4. When Fr Bill has others fuelling him there can be nothing sorted.

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    5. A priest has a very special relation to parishioners as their confessor -- it is shocking when he becomes a gossip about them

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    6. 19.39 Priests are the biggest gossips I know. Tell one and you have told the whole diocese.

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  31. 13.06
    More like...idle hands...the devil finds use for idle hands.
    Being a priest is no job?..they should have real jobs..manual labour could help instead they get free housing and money collected from the workers.

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  32. Bishop Buckley there is only 15 seminarians left in Maynooth. Mullaney is the central figure in the current and historical abuse in Maynooth. Mullaney's abuse in Maynooth has taken many forms throughout hie tenure.

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  33. Bishop Buckley please encourage Mullaney to make a full honest disclosure of the events in Maynooth. Pat i have his personal mobile number and would be happy to forward it to you. Pat dont get scared on the phone as Mullaney sometimes goes crazy.

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  34. @14.51 Are you still trying to waste everyone's time with your sad boring stories about Maynooth. You are a waste of space, timerwaster and an idiot. You wanted to hand over private pics months ago which never materialised and now a mobile number. You dimwit.

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  35. The Maynooth Seminarian on the Altar is part of hidden clerical rent network. All cash in hand. His dynamic uniforms takes the piss out of the Holy Priesthood.

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    1. @15.33 I suppose you have the pics to prove it. Have you?

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    2. Dynamic uniforms? Do you sailor suit? I wonder.

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  36. 15:15
    Hi Brendan, grow up.

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  37. If i can save one child, I am happy to be destroyed. Ben, of a Lutheran couple in Germany ( good wind surfers like myself: Mikey and Steffi) awoke a rage in me against the putrid Roman Church.

    Bill

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    1. 16.22: Bill, yourself a big favour. SAVE YOURSELF A PUBLIC BREAKDOWN AND AN EMBARRASMENT. Get help. Or if you feel such hatred for the Church (and for priesthood) - GET OUT QUICKLY.

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      Billy for the Love of God, Say a wee prayer to Our Lady and place yourself under Her protection.

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  38. Don't worry Monasterboice, I shall give you my head when I am ready. It is not far away. Your sense of entitlement is incredibly astounding. I like Pat Buckley a lot a real lot a hell of a lot... he is as together as i have encountered. I asked him if i could be his curate... he offered me a place as his Auxillary bishop.... you see he gives more credence to it than he realises......ontological crap.. I have just had Lunch with E and R , a heterosexual couple without match. I am a just and good man. I am for home tomorrow: Paris. You will not hear from me again, no matter how you malign me. I love the catholic church . I love people. Thank you Bishop Buckley, I hope you are translated to Dublin. It is a place of great soul, I was born in the Coombe. To the Authority Structure, you won't have to cut it off, I am going to hand it to you. Shalom in the Kaddesh....

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  39. When I leave, Bishop Buckley, with your assent, I shall print the name of everyone who has published anonymously ? It will be enlightening for all concerned. I have a funny feeling I might win the euro millions this evening.

    Sia lodato Jesu Christu ....

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    1. 16:33-16:41 Starting to doubt if this is a fake Bill account. A serious load of nonsense.

      Remember if its the real Bill, this is a public blog for all to blog on and that includes your ridiculous comments!

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  40. Pat, it must be the constant lies, both to themselves and others, that destroys the conscience and any fundamental sense of right or wrong in these evil clerics?

    These Chilean revelations are truly disturbing, monstrous even. My faith is being severely tested.

    Not one US bishop or cardinal has yet admitted that they knew about McCarrick, even though everyone else knew (the internet is ablaze with articles from priests who knew). Two conclusions can be drawn from this: 1. The cardinals and bishops have the observatory powers of a non-sentient entity; 2. They are lying. My belief is that they are lying. How can they then be credible and trustworthy defenders of their flocks and seminarians, and also true witnesses to the Gospel?

    I was going to attend the WMOF, but now since all these scandals have surfaced, I can't in good conscience listen to men whom I consider to be consummate liars.

    This WMOF charade should be cancelled and the Laity need to receive either credible explanations or apologies from these princes of the Church who have steered the Barque of Peter upon rocks.

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  41. 16.33 and 26.41: If evidence is required that Mulvihill is on a precipice and in a dangerous place mentally and emotionally, we need no further comments. Pat, it is adtonishing that you print his comments especially when he is speaking so disparingly of his parishioners. These comments are proof that Bill is not fit now for ministry. Someone who really cares should gently but firmly speak the TRUTH to him - not Pat - because he is crying out for real help not for someone to facilitate, enable or encourage his falling apart so publicly.

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    1. 17:54 I hope your wise wisdom hits the spot with Buckley, disturbing his using of clearly someone that is unwell or unstable.

      I hope he takes your advice, not nice for Mulvihill, his family, parishioners and Church.

      A sad but avoidable situation.

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  42. On a really sad note, Richard Sipe has died.

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  43. Richard Sipe said he did not think that gay men should enter the priesthood. Not because they wouldn't make good priests, but because they would be relentlessly pursued by bushops, priests and superiors for sex. The gay man should be protected from the corruption within the church.

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    1. So protect gays from other gays?LOL :)

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    2. Wise words from Richard Sipe. There are undoubtedly idealistic men who enter seminaries but have unresolved issues concerning their sexuality. Particularly in the past priesthood offered a spurious resolution. There are others of course who are already ripe for corruption, who enter with their eyes open. What is disgraceful is that the system fails to protect the naive, and blatantly rewards the corrupt and corrupting. It is a cycle of abuse/dysfunction/cognitive dissonance - call it what you will as it will fit the bill - which is self-enabling and self-perpetuating. This, I am afraid, is the stark reality of the priesthood and religious life today. Anybody who thinks empathy for homosexuals, as Bishop Toal courageously put it, is the problem is themself part of the problem - I should venture to suggest. Now wait for it!

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  44. Archbishop Eamon is back on Monday this will be addressed.

    The Archdiocese and Bill's family will get him the help he needs.

    Sadly Bill's days as a Roman Catholic priest is certainly numbered now for Bill's sake and the sake of Holy Mother Church.

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    1. In spite of what is being said about Bill he is not ill.

      Also once a priest, always a priest.

      No one can unpriest anyone.

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  45. Also published this month are IICSA's findings about Ampleforth and Downside. The Downside section includes a surprisingly frank letter from Abbot Aidan Bellenger in which he mentions - guess what - a 'homosexual network' which is too close to the heart of the monastery.
    No surprises there then.

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    1. Very depressing and I cannot get my head round it all: the sadistic violence against small boys at Ampleforth particularly shocking. It seems that Bellenger has quit entirely from Downside and indeed applied to be laicised, presumably correctly thinking it’s all irredeemable.

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  46. MourneManMichael10 August 2018 at 21:29

    Bishop Pat: Being intelligent is no protection from illnesses of a psychiatric nature. One of my childhood friends, extremely intelligent and winner of several prestigious University prizes studying medicine, had complete schizophrenic breakdown and hospitalisation before qualification. He returned years later to qualify and went on to become a very eminent physician. Just one of the distinguishing symptoms of psychosis is completely contrary to your statement: "truly intelligent people are in touch with what is going on inside them". Lack of awareness distinguishes psychosis from neurosis.Despite this, the psychotic might still be functioning reasonably well in many respects despite the illness. MMM

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    1. Wouldn't always agree with you but here I will. Being in the field today there are many like him. Underlying need to get things off their chest from the past and not seeking help does lead to breakdown. I don't see Fr McGinnity suffering the same as he is a man of prayer.
      We will pray for Fr Bill.
      Pat help him, don't use him for your own gains. Christianity.

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  47. 19.12: Once a priest, always a priest!! Perhaps, but it doesn't give any man, in this case Mulvihill, the right to act and behave so selfishly, recklessly and with such contempt and disdain for his parishioners. His comments are unjustified. Pat, rather than enabling him to publicly fall apart and make a total fool of himself, you should advise him to seek help. To continue to print his bizarre comments is giving him unnecessary oxygen to further inflame his outrageous remarks. Take responsibility for his well being.

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  48. It didn't take Fr Gates long to upset someone again in Magherafelt. A young lady (always seems to be females) had a run in over her parents grave. He told her to mind her own business as it was chutch ground. I suppose he's more confident and cocky now knowing that the Archbishop is not moving him. What is it they say about leopards and spots. On the Magherafelt Parish Centre facebook page today they have resorted again to showing silly pictures of Gates and his other Half advertising the parish bingo. Another example of Eamon Martins inaction in all off this.

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  49. ANDREW Forde is not a member of the Monasterboice Parish Council as recently reconstituted by me.
    Bill Mulvihill
    Parish Priest
    Monasterboice

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    1. Like we care. Give me a Mick Lomasney every time.

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    2. Did you just remember that?

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  50. Some but not all Leaked Clogher Changes Excusive to the blog tonight. Newly ordained Fr Sean Mulligan to be CC Carrickmacross. Fr Cathal Deery CC Clones to be PP Botha parish. More to follow ......

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  51. 23.11: Bill - you need to reconstitute yourself at this stage. You are doing enormous damage to your parish. You are not a victim but you are victimising others in a most horrible, selfish way. Grow up.

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  52. Fr Lomasney is no longer on the Diocesan website as being a priest of his diocese.?????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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  53. https://youtu.be/2R0HZ34jvS8

    REALLY WORTH WATCHING AND FOWARDING TO YOUR READERS PAT. FAST FORWARD PAST DEATH ROW BIT

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