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Irish seminary trustees to meet as criticism of gay culture mounts

August 08, 2016

Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh has called a meeting of the trustees of Ireland's national seminary, as reports of an aggressive gay culture at the institution continue to circulate in the Irish media.

St. Patrick's seminary in Maynooth has become the focus of controversy, with former students complaining about sexual harassment and bullying. Dublin's Archbishop Diarmuid Martin recently removed his own seminarians from Maynooth, citing the "poisonous" atmosphere, and voiced concern that the trustees had not yet been summoned to discuss the crisis. 

 
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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Aug. 11, 2016 3:55 PM ET USA

    Abp. Martin and the other bishops can close the Seminary, put pink slips in all paychecks, and hire new faculty for the following school year. The good old faculty (if there be any) will find something else to do, and the rest can wrestle with the conviction of the Holy Spirit.

  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Aug. 08, 2016 9:34 PM ET USA

    The correct term is homosexual, not "gay". Our clergy should take the lead in naming the darkness and encouraging those who are the victims of this deviant behavior to seek help (if that's still possible in this deviant culture).

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Aug. 08, 2016 12:37 PM ET USA

    The question of "how long must we wait?" seems to be getting an answer. Twenty-five years ago one former seminarian told our "Catholics United for the Faith" chapter that he had been forced out of his seminary because he would not participate in the homosexual culture there. Another former seminarian told how he quit the seminary after incessant pressure to conform to that objective disorder. Make no mistake: seminaries have been corrupted, and the first step in recovery is to admit the reality.