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Thursday, August 11, 2016

archbishop diarmuid martin's attempted putsch against the national seminary at maynooth

1. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin announced in early August that he was withdrawing three students for the priesthood from Ireland's National Seminary Saint Patrick's College at Maynooth in County Kildare. I am told Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is a member of the Board at the National Seminary but has no real power there.

2. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's announcement reached the public through the most anti Catholic newspaper groups in Europe, to wit the Irish Times and the Irish Independent.

3. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was quoted in both newspapers as saying there was a "poisonous atmosphere" at Maynooth. Both newspapers suggested that Archbishop Diarmuid Martin believed seminarians or staff at Maynooth had been accessing websites which facilitate sexual relationships between people of the same gender.

4. No evidence was offered to substantiate Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's vague and very general claims about the National Seminary at Maynooth.

5. For the past week Independent Newspapers have printed follow up articles every day designed to feed the notion of scandalous behaviour at Maynooth Seminary.

6. Similar though less lurid attempts to stoke the notion of a scandal have been pursued daily in the Irish Times.

7. The Irish Independent and Irish Times articles have promoted what is effectively trial be innuendo vis a vis the reputation of Maynooth College. They have produced no evidence except for supposed quotations from anonymous sources, and the continued reiteration of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's own innuendos.

8. In an attempt to bolster their case, the Irish Independent has also approvingly quoted Father Gerard McGinnity, a former Maynooth staff member who exposed a genuine scandal at Saint Patrick's College in the early 1980's. Independent Newspapers quoted Father McGinnity this week as being in support of the notion that there is another scandal unfolding there. The irony is that Independent Newspapers titles have spent nearly twenty years trying to ruin this same Father Gerard McGinnity's reputation because of his work in promoting a supposed visionary called Christine Gallagher. Independent Newspapers have over the years sought to label Father Gerard McGinnity variously as corrupt, effeminate and an extortionist of money from the elderly. No mention of that this week, except for a single disingenuous sentence saying Father McGinnity had at one stage become "involved in the controversy" over Christine Gallagher's house of prayer. Yeah. He became involved alright. He became involved when you guys accused him of being a corrupt, effeminate charlatan, extorting money from the elderly. Still. All in the past, eh Independent Newspapers? My own view is that Father Gerard McGinnity is indeed a hero for his courage in the 1980's in seeking to expose the criminal sexual proclivities of a senior staff member at Maynooth College. However I also believe his associations with Christine Gallagher and before her with other similar persons claiming visions, are not to his credit. In any case it is stretching credulity that Independent Newspapers is now promoting Father Gerard McGinnity as a legitimate commentator on anything having spent decades trying to jeer him out of existence in print. Let me add that I believe that Father McGinnity's views about the current situation at Maynooth should be considered seriously, even though I do not concur with them and I question the integrity of the newspapers trumpeting them. Incidentally some years ago I expressed my opinion that Father Gerard McGinnity was a hero of the Catholic Church in Ireland, to a priest called Ruairi O'Domhnaill (who had purported to me to be from a family closely linked to the IRA), Ruairi O'Domhnaill replied: "I think he was just jealous. " Ruairi O'Domhnaill is at present in charge of promoting vocations to the priesthood in the diocese of Kildare and Leighlin.

9. I also believe that the present appearance of scandal at Maynooth has been orchestrated deliberately by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in collusion with the most anti Catholic newspaper groups in Europe, ie the Irish Times and the Irish Independent.

10. It may be relevant to note that Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is a controlling sponsor of the Irish College in Rome which was the subject of a Papal enquiry and a critical report in 2012 during the Papacy of Pope Benedict. Unlike at Maynooth where he is also a sponsor, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin exercises real and decisive control over the Irish College in Rome. The investigation and report into the running of the Irish College in Rome was carried out by then Archbishop, now Cardinal, Timothy Dolan of New York. The report was critical of the Irish College in Rome in many areas. specifically with regard to "atmosphere, structure, staff and guiding philosophy." There have been suggestions that the concerns in the report were prompted by the Irish College in Rome promoting a favourable view of sexual relationships between people of the same gender.

11. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in withdrawing the three Dublin students from Ireland's National Seminary at Maynooth also announced through the Irish Times and Independent Newspapers that he would be sending those three students to complete their studies for the priesthood at the Irish College in Rome. The slander that is most consistently propagated without evidence against Maynooth in all reportage this week of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's decision to withdraw the three students, is that some sort of homosexual network is operating at the College.

12. This is payback.

13. In particular Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's continued daily suggestion in anti Catholic newspapers for more than a week now without evidence or corroboration, of networks of homosexual activity at Maynooth, smacks of malice and vengeance. Given the tacit criticisms regarding the promotion of same sex unions voiced in the Vatican report into the Irish College in Rome which Archbishop Diarmuid Martin controls and to which he is now moving those three Dublin students, I think there can be no real doubt, that what we are seeing here is score settling on a grand scale, The lack of evidence for Archbishop Martin's destruction of personal and professional reputations in seeking to label Maynooth College as he has done, is astonishing to me. It is also astonishing to me that even anti Catholic newspapers with supremely low standards of journalism such as the Irish Times and Independent Newspapers would so shamelessly attempt to sell the public on this trash.

14. I suggest that the three Dublin students for the priesthood who are being withdrawn from Maynooth are being used as pawns by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in his personal vendetta and power play against the Catholic Church in Ireland.

15. On Saturday the atheistic Marxian commentator Patsy McGarry who writes on religion for the Irish Times, profiled Archbishop Diarmuid Martin under the headline "The Unhappy Prince." The article suggested that some Irish Bishops resented Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and had not forgiven him for past disagreements. Patsy McGarry was very coy in his evocation of the motivations of Bishops who do not trust Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Here is the news. The only reason any Bishop in Ireland has reservations about Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is because several years ago through his public statements in the Irish Times and Independent Newspapers, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin attempted to remove the right of Bishops and others to defend themselves when they were impugned over their handling of sex abuse cases. At one point Archbishop Diarmuid Martin publicly sought to force Bishops to resign without a defence being heard, calling on any Bishop "mentioned" in a government report to resign immediately. In doing so Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was singlehandedly trying to create a presumption of guilt for those facing any slander relating to sex abuse. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was proposing to destroy at a stroke and absolutely, the rule of law, the princple that any accused person is entitled to a fair hearing, the presumption of innocence, and the right to a fair trial. That is the reality which Irish Bishops, priests, nuns and believers, have not forgotten and which Patsy McGarry was unwilling to specify.

16. Patsy McGarry's headline "The Unhappy Prince" for his profile of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin referenced without attribution my own comparison at The Heelers Diaries of Archbishop Diamuid Martin to Marchivelli's character The Prince. Plagiarising me is about as close to the truth as Patsy McGarry gets.

17. The notion of a scandal at Maynooth College has been orchestrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin through the pages of the Irish Times and Independent Newspapers in retaliation for the censure he received at the Irish College which he controls in Rome.

18. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is engaging in trial by newspaper attempts to destroy the reputations of faculty, students and staff at Maynooth through unspecified and unproven references to unspecified and unidentified individuals supposedly accessing internet websites which facilitate same sex relationships,

19 I would suggest that Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is continuing his power play within the Irish Catholic Church by attempting to collapse vocations to the priesthood.

20. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's additional allegation that students at Maynooth had been expelled for being "too orthodox" is a classic machiavellian mind funk, coming as it does from a career leftist who has spent a lifetime attempting to erase the very possibility of orthodoxy from the Irish Catholic Church. Conversely we might note that anyone can pose orthodox. A disrupter in a church setting or a college might even favour such a pose. The father of satanist Lorcan Bale who murdered a child in Dublin in 1973 was prominent in prayer groups around Dublin as well as being very active in anti abortion activism. IRA Sinn Fein mafia infiltrators at prayer groups are often similarly orthodox in their religious advocacy.

21. My analysis of the present situation is that Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's attacks on Maynooth are motivated by pure spite, vindictiveness and a will to power.

22. Tis the vengeance of the little yellow god.

23. Atheistic Marxian Irish Times religious affairs correspondent Patsy McGarry claims that Archbishop Martin is about to resign.

24. I disagree.

25. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is attempting to remake the Catholic Church in Ireland in his own image.

26. He ain't going anywhere.


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