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Thursday, July 21, 2005

About Diarmuid

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was ordained priest by ARCHBISHOP MCQUAID in St Patrick's Training College, Drumcondra, on 25th May 1969.

.... A TRAINING COLLEGE ??? - TRAINING FOR WHAT CAN I ASK??? - HOW DO YOU TRAIN SOMEONE TO BE CELIBATE???? DO YOU JUST SAY:> STAY AWAY FROM WIMMIN - BUT LITTLE BOYS ARE ALRIGHT???

He later pursued higher studies in moral theology at the Angelicum in Rome. ..... MORAL THEOLOGY ????

A CATHOLIC PRIEST LEARNING MORALS; NOW THAT'S A TURNIP FOR THE BOOKS. I MEAN:> MORALS AND PRIESTS ARE CONTRADICTORY - NOW IF WE WERE TALKING ABOUT IMMORALITY AND THE PRIESTHOOD I COULD UNDERSTAND.

From 1973-74 he was Curate in St Brigid's Parish, Cabinteely. .... NOW DERMOT CAN YOU TELL US IF YOU EVER VISITED ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PLACES DURING YOUR TERM IN CABINTEELY:>

Carriglea Park Industrial School for Senior Boys, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Cottage Home, Tivoli Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Our Boy's Home, 95 Monkstown Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
St. Joseph's Orphanage, Tivoli Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
The Bird's Nest Home, 19 York Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

AFTER ALL THESE PLACES ARE QUITE CLOSE TO CABINTEELY.

He entered the service of the Holy See in 1976 in the Pontifical Council for the Family. -
FOR THE FAMILY ??? - NOW WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, AND TO CONFUSE THINGS EVEN MORE THE MENTION OF HOLY SEE HAS ME STUMPED BUT BACK TO THE FAMILY NOW THIS IS AN INSTITUTION THAT THE catholic church WANTS TO HAVE LITTLE TO DO WITH, UNLESS IT CAN CONTROL ALL, YES ALL, ASPECTS OF THE FAMILY. THE CHEEK, THE ARROGANCE OF THE church ... IT CAN'T HAVE A SAY BECAUSE IT DISAVOWS THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FORMING A FAMILY.

In 1986 he was appointed Under-Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and in 1994 Secretary of the same Pontifical Council.
JUSTICE AND PEACE !!! NOW THERE'S TWO THINGS THE church REALLY LOVES BLOWING ON ITS TRUMPET. BUT OUR EXPERIENCES OF JUSTICE AND PEACE FROM THE church ARE THE THINGS THE church WISHES TO BE SWEPT UNDER THE CARPET.

On 5th December 1998 he was appointed Titular Bishop of Glendalough and received episcopal ordination at the hands of Pope John Paul II in St Peter's Basilica on 6th January 1999. During his service at the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Archbishop Martin represented the Holy See at the major United Nations International Conferences on social questions held in the 1990's. SOCIAL QUESTIONS ???-IS THE church FOR REAL??-WHO GIVES THIS BODY OF "ORGANISED CELIBATES" THE RIGHT TO TALK OF SOCIAL QUESTIONS. IT TRIED TO MOULD THIS NATION INTO ITS OWN IMAGE - AND WE WERE THE VICTIMS OF ITS SOCIAL ENGINEERING.

He also took part in activities of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, especially on the theme of international debt and poverty reduction. ... TOOK PART IN ACTIVITIES .... BANCO AMBROSIANO RING A BELL WITH ANYONE?, OR HOW ABOUT 620 MILLION POUNDS BEING THE PROCEEDS OF ONE OF THE NAMED RELIGIOUS ORDERS? YES 620 MILLION POUNDS !!! NOW THAT WOULD CLEAR A LOT OF DEBT.

He spoke of the Church's Social Teaching at conferences organised by the Bishops Conferences of the United States, ... DID ANYONE AT THIS CONFERENCE MENTION THE BOSTON ABUSE SAGA??? Australia - THE HORRORS OF THE CHILD DETENTION CENTRES RUN BY THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS, WAS THAT MENTIONED IN AUSTRTALIA OR THE CHILD MIGRANTS??, Peru, Scotland, the Council of Latin American Episcopates (CELAM), the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences (FABC), and the Commission of the Episcopates of the European Union (COMECE). He was a member of various Vatican Offices, including the Central Committee for the Great Jubilee Year 2000.

GOSH FOR A DUBLINER HE'S BEEN ALMOST EVERYWHERE!!! It was around this time that he became known as the man who presented 'Mr Bono' of U2 to the Pope. .... HI JOHN PAUL, THIS IS YER MAN, YOU KNOW THE SINGER WITH THAT POPULAR BEAT COMBO - U2 - BONO.... BONO??? NEVER HEARD OF HIM...

In March 2001 he was elevated (ELEVATED??? IS THIS WHERE THEY PUT THEMSELVES ABOVE THE DEMOCRATIC LAW??? ) to the rank of Archbishop.

ONWARDS AND EVER UPWARDS AND THEN HE GETS A JOB IN DUBLIN . . .

LIFE JUST ISN'T FAIR.

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