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Former Irish seminarians cite secrecy demands at Maynooth

August 10, 2016

Two former students at Ireland's national seminary have reported that they were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement, promising not to sue the institution.

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The former seminarians told the Irish Times that the secrecy agreement was presented to them soon after they enrolled. "One can draw their own conclusions" as to the reasons for the agreement, one former student said.

St. Patrick's seminary at Maynooth has been under heavy fire because of reports of an aggressive gay subculture. 


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  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Aug. 10, 2016 9:32 PM ET USA

    When you sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind. Let us pray for healing and that all can move beyond this horrible mess. Only Satan will gain from this.

  • Posted by: JimK01 - Aug. 10, 2016 8:01 PM ET USA

    When will it end? Secrecy, confidentiality agreements, agreements not to sue; What a travesty of truth and justice! What ever happened to leaders being honest and truthful? Time to stop letting these bad apples pick and appoint the new bishops. The whole system is corrupt and rotten to the core. Our bishops should lose their wealth and live in poverty as the great saints did. Then only saintly men would accept the position. Wealth has corrupted these men.