Friday, November 28, 2008

OMA Now Needs To Heal

My dear friends, it is possibly true that this blogspot does not endear many, especially those in high rankings.

However, from the outset almost two years ago, in the Mission Statement, it was, is and remains my intention to ensure that all info on this site is credible, well sourced and fairly presented.

This, it seems, is not how the Order of Marian Apostles wish for it to be, and certainly if the email received last night by CW from their Vicar General, Very Reverend Fr Michael Burke, OMA, is anything to go by, then one is not impressed one can only presume.

Let me state categorically here that both postings (Fr Hal Somerville) were factual, and indeed can be backed up categorically.

I believe it to be nothing short of arrogance that the VG tell myself and others how this site should report on matters that are a matter of general concern and interest to others.

I believe the words normally associated with such behaviour is dictatorship and censorship, and CW shall not be browbeaten by such groupings.

My final words to OMA in relation to themselves - Hic iacet pulvis cinis et nihil

No responsibility or liability shall attach itself to either myself or to the blogspot ‘Clerical Whispers’ for any or all of the articles placed here.

The placing of an article hereupon does not necessarily imply that I agree or accept the contents of the article as being necessarily factual in theology, dogma or otherwise.

Sotto Voce

(Source: SV)


Anonymous said...

God Bless you Father a man of your word and principal not afraid for fear of retribution to reveal the truth.

I wholeheartedly agree that there are far too many Dictators in the Church in Ireland in particular. Those who say jump and those that they con say how high Father!!

Thank God there are some who question the Dictators and try to put things right for the sake of the masses.

Personally I have seen all that would have hurt the Church and a Parish Priest whitewashed out of reports that were released from the Courts to the press so that the Churches VICTIM was belittled and the member of the Clergy walked away with a clean bib but the truth is slowly coming out and the wheel is making its final turn to the truth and Thank God for that. It takes a long long time but if you have seen such injustice done first hand - hand on Bible and lies told - as well as being totally disillusioned by certain members of the Clergy and questioning the whole set up of the Church, when you get it all straight in your head, you realise if the Clergy will, with their hand on a Bible lie to the man above who is their ULTIMATE Boss then they must risk losing a LOT by telling the truth, so cannot take the risk.

Some people unfortunately who have to make decisions at the end of a hearing, think because of their Catholic upbringing (and a little brainwashing added to the pot) that Clergy do not lie. Therefore the Clergy must be right and the other 'damaged' party in the case must be wrong so the Clergy get a verdict in their favour.

Have these men had their heads in the sand for the last 50 years and not have heard the lies and more lies that have come from Priests and Bishops and higher ups denying wrongdoing and abuse but in the end THE TRUTH came out and the LIES were seen for what they are. Everyone is human, Priests lie when it suits to protect themselves and those who are supposed to mete out justice should not have the wool pulled over their eyes any more.

Nothing that is worth fighting for deserves being given up on before you get to the truth so every day I thank God for the strength to carry on the fight for justice, truth, an apology and the outing of the unjust within the Church who hide behind their Masters who should know better.

Final thing can only be God Forgive them for the damage they have done because it is very very hard for the victims to do so when your life has suffered so much because of it. I know others have suffered far worse than I have but it does not make it hurt any the less for the person involved.

To all the victims of the Church out there I pray for you every day at Mass and hope you have the strength to carry on until you get justice. I for one will not be giving up any time soon.

God loves a tryer and he must love us lots!

Again thank you for your endless hard work with this site. Where would we be without a truly Holy Man like you.

Anonymous said...

The FAS controversy and FAS connection with Churches -

We are hearing a lot on the news about FAS and its financial crisis and corruptions.

What about the other aspect of FAS - the programmes they sponsor on Church premises with CE (Community Employment) staff and a FAS Supervisor interviewed and employed by the Church and put in charge of young girls working on the scheme.

There is a Church on the Southside that had a male FAS Supervisor employed by the Parish Priest there for some years. This Supervisor had his own hand written S & M porn in the Parish Filing Cabinets of the FAS Office, sexually harrassed a female member of staff after her separation and also used the Parish Secretary's computer (the only one connected to the Internet) to send his girlfriend very risque messages which meant interrupting her work to let him use her computer. (He was a married man living at home with his wife at this time).

Complaints were made firstly by the Parish Secretary who showed the Parish Priest the porn etc., and secondly by a FAS CE scheme employee who had to work in the same room as this man.

The complaint was made to the Parish Priest in July 2005. The FAS Supervisor was due to retire at age 65 in June 2006. He should have been suspended or fired for what he was doing on Church premises working in a room with all young girls. Two months after the Secretary complained to the Parish Priest she lost her job. The man who had the porn and did the harrassment and sent risque emails using Parish computer did not even retire a year later in June 2006 at age 65 he got a further years Contract from the Parish Priest to stay on for a further year until June 2007 on his 66th birthday.

With all the scandals in the Catholic Church why would the Parish Priest allow this man to continue working there in Church premises? I have always maintained that the Supervisor had some bargaining chip to keep his job.

When unfair dismissal hearing came up Parish Priest with hand on bible denied that the Secretary had told him about the porn yet later said he had asked her to put it back in the safe!! He was also questioned about his private life for a lengthy period which was part of the reason the Secretary was dismissed as she knew too much. All of this was stricken from the record of the hearing transcript handed out to the newspapers which meant there was NOTHING DAMAGING TO THE PARISH PRIEST OR THE CHURCH in the newspaper reports.

On the other hand lies and untruths about the Secretary were left in the reports in spite of clearance reports and letters being available to all but not accepted by the Church.

Writer has a letter signed by the top man in FAS Waterford admitting that the FAS Supervisor had the porn but that the employer the Parish Priest had taken care of the problem after legal advice.

The way the Parish Priest took care of the problem was to REWARD the man with the porn with a further 2 years working in the Parish in order to keep the job open at that time for a personal friend (unqualified for the job) who would take over at that time. FAS have admitted verbally from Waterford that THEY WERE NOT ASKED TO SIT IN ON THE INTERVIEWS FOR THIS MAN'S REPLACEMENT and the lady who got the managerial high profile job at the Parish was previously a table tennis and sports teacher plus supermarket garage employee so it was jobs for the pals time.

FAS left it up to the Parish Priest to do as he liked with the money paid over to the Church and to run the FAS scheme as he saw fit which obviously means having staff on the premises who have porn, harrass others with risque remarks, and unqualified supervisors!!!

With all of this going on the FAS scheme at the Parish which is a money cow for them should have been withdrawn long ago. Why is it still there?

When the Parish Priest unfairly dismissed the Parish Secretary for 7 months he ILLEGALLY put FAS CE staff in to her job which is not allowed under FAS rules.

This man thinks he is God and can lord it over all.

THE PARISH IS OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE BRAY. The Parish Priest is Fr. Larry White. FAS letter can be seen on Indymedia regarding the porn.

Anonymous said...


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