Castration and the Catholic Church
The Philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche said- Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.
In 1599, Pope Clement VIII gave his blessing for castrated young boy's to sing in the Catholic Church. Castration of young boys went on unabated for the next 300 years, until Pope Leo XIII in 1878 finally put a stop it.
The Dutch Roman Catholic Church 'castrated at least 10 boys’ who were surgically castrated "to get rid of homosexuality" while in the care of the Dutch Roman Catholic Church in the 1950s. According to many published reports. (link below)
Which bring me to this, that the surgical removal of testicles was regarded as a treatment for homosexuality in Ireland prior to the 1970s. Was known and approved of with the blessing of the Irish Catholic Church. Dozen of Irish boys were surgically castrated "to get rid of homosexuality" while in the care of the Irish Catholic Church. These boys were raped by Clerics, and when the frightened boys reported their rapes to other Clerics, or others, like their Parents, they, the boys were accused of both been liars and deviants, (homosexuals). Many of the boys who made the accusations in the Religious run Institutions were transferred to selected Lunatic Asylums, like The Central Mental Hospital, (Central Criminal Lunatic Asylum) in Dundrum in Dublin or similar mental institutions in the Irish Republic. There is evidence that Irish Government Inspectors were aware that young boys were being castrated while in Catholic-run Psychiatric Institutions and Orphanages in Ireland.
Over the years, there were a very few number of boys in the Religious run Institutions who were brave enough to complain about been raped by Clerics, Christian Brothers or other order of Priests or Brothers. The boy or boys were brought to an Irish Catholic psychiatric ward, for assessment, declared to be vile liars and homosexual deviants and then castrated.
In my own case when I was a 15 year old boy in the Boy’s Club in Dublin, this threat of Dundrum Lunatic Asylum was very effective in silencing me when I started to complain about been raped by the visiting Clerics including the Archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid. We boys of the Boys Club were immobilised with genuine fear, afraid that the penalty for daring to speak out about our rapes, would result in our movement to Dundrum Lunatic Asylum. All the boys of the Boys Club were former inmates of Religious run Industrial Schools of Ireland, mostly the infamous Artane Industrial School, Dublin.
There were a few stories making the rounds at the Boy’s Club, that a 16 year old boy who lived at the Hostel for about 3 months, had complained of been raped by visiting Clerics. This boy was suddenly moved during the night and was now incarcerated in the infamous Dundrum Lunatic Asylum. I was a friend of this particular boy, and I asked one of the resident Nun’s Sister Joseph, the following morning what happened to my friend, that his bed was empty and his bedding, his merger things had gone. I wanted to visit him, I was told that would be impossible, he, the boy is in Dundrum for his own safety.
The fear of Dundrum alone was enough to frighten me into silence, though I still insisted in seeing him, my friend, but Sister Joseph gently dissuaded me. I knew what had happened to him, he told me in secret, as he cried, I felt his pain, because he knew it was happening to me too. We boys, of the Religious run Institutions knew from many horror stories by other boys and the manipulating Clerics, that the very name “Dundrum Lunatic Asylum” was enough to send fear cruising through our hearts and minds. Something else, there was a registered Psychiatrist on the board of the management of The Boy’s Club, his name was Paul McQuaid, his uncle was the Archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid. I learnt later that it was Paul McQuaid, the Hostel’s Psychiatrist, that had the boy committed to Dundrum Lunatic Asylum. Sister Joseph told me 8 months later that the boy, my friend had died, I cried for him, I cried for me. I now know the power and fear, alone, of the name “Dundrum” as did every boy in the Boy’s Club and every child in all the Religious run Institutions in Ireland.
The infamous Dundrum Lunatic Asylum in Dublin was spoken in hush tones, as most have been too, the Nazi death camps were, with many of the people that died or were incarcerated in. In my opinion over 500 children were incarcerated in both Dundrum and other Lunatic Asylum” in Ireland. We know also that after the Religious run Institutions were forced to close, hundreds if not thousands of children ended up in these Lunatic Asylum” in Ireland. Many Industrial children died there, in hopeless despair, another Institution, another life, more beatings, more rapes, more senseless deaths. Every form of experiment was carried out on their frail bodies, their feeble minds, their debilitated spirits.
Homosexuality, especially same-sex relationships between men, was considered deviant, sinful and even criminal for centuries in Ireland. Psychiatrists and doctors began to address homosexuality, too, they labeled same-sex desire in medical terms, and started looking for ways to reverse it. The Catholic Church teaches that such unnatural acts are always violations of divine and natural law. The Catholic Church’s tradition has generally prohibited any and all non-coital genital activities, whether engaged in by couples or individuals, regardless of whether they were of the same or different sex.
Catholic Catechism teaches that desiring others of the same sex is not sinful but acting on those desires is. Remember that over 80% of serving Catholic Priests world wide are gay. A pedophile Catholic Priest is the cruelest animal.
Homosexuality was rooted in a boy’s testicles. This theory led to testicle transplantation experiments, during which gay men were castrated, then given “heterosexual” testicles.” but the Catholic Church theorised that homosexuality was a psychological disorder instead. The Irish Catholic Church began to use new psychiatric interventions in an attempt to “cure” deviant and sinful boys. Especially boys that complained of Clerical Rape.
Some boys were given electroconvulsive therapy, at the Catholic-run Psychiatric Institutions in Ireland. While others were subjected to even more extreme techniques like lobotomies. A few of the male Psychiatrists with dubious medical degrees, worked in the Catholic run mental institutions in Ireland and were in fact trained Catholic Priests.
Other “treatments advised by the Catholic Psychiatrists at the Catholic run institutions, included shocks administered through electrodes that were implanted directly into the brain of the child, to “change” the sexual orientation of the boy. These cruel and scientifically dubious forms of “treatment,” but the concept that homosexuality was a disease was accepted by the majority of the medical establishment at the time. This included the Irish Psychiatric Association, which considered homosexuality to be a psychiatric disorder, as did most other countries.
In reality, in Ireland at least many of the vulnerable boys were psychologically and even sexually raped by the Clerics. They weren’t gay, they were children brutally raped by frustrated Irish Clerics. The only thing that castration quackery did to the boys later and as men were to damage their self esteem, increased their suicide risk and cause numerous mental health problems, throughout their lives. Homosexual activity was referred to as "unnatural, crimes against nature", "unnatural, crimes against God.” The Act defined buggery as an unnatural sexual act against the will of God, and was punishable by both Church and State Law.
Psychiatrists everywhere began to believe homosexuality could be cured through therapy, most Psychiatrists believed that homosexuality was a mental illness. The Roman Catholic Church did believe that homosexuality was both deviant act and a mental illness. Believing that the only cure was castration of boys who they suspect of been sexually abnormal or boys that had accused a holy Catholic Priest as having raped the boy.
Catholic Priests had pride, an overabundance of confidence in their own belief that they were the spokespersons of an extraterrestrial god, they also had abundance of free mischievous time. Catholic Priests did not or would not extend their hand to the poor, but they extended their corrupt hands to vulnerable children of both the poor and the rich, as they felt it was their right. Their right to take, their right to rape, they were sure that they were invincible, too powerful to be defeated, fully backed by a very powerful corrupt Church. Most people in Ireland viewed Catholic Priests as benevolent, indestructible uncles, and not the malignant rapists, pernicious pedophiles, who operated in plain sight, in their local communities. Catholic Priests were raised up and committed abominations before God, with their wanton acts of rape of children. When the Book of Leviticus condemns men who lie with men, no reference is made in the Holy Book about children, or to lie with and rape children.
"If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. —Leviticus 18:22, 20:13
The Catholic Church ’s particular fixation--which has persisted in religious teachings ever since--is with same-sex male sodomy. This is partly because the Catholic Church is most concerned with sodomy as a clerical vice, the ubiquity of which among Catholic Priests threatened the integrity of the Roman Church. The Catholic Church favours the death penalty for unnatural sexual act against the will of God, in line with Leviticus. The logic seems to be that, since these homosexual people cannot change, they must be destroyed, just as Sodom was destroyed, and that destruction is a vital reaffirmation of the divine order. Here is the outrage, and why we should be outraged is many Catholic Priests, including the present Pope, have claimed that children have enticed them, posing and processed by the devil, tempting them, the holy innocent Priests into committing wholly unnatural sexual acts, against the will of God. Who would utter such nonsense, but a sick mind of a Cleric, Nietzsche said -“that the Priest is himself ‘sick'
Here is what an 18th. century English Legal brain, Sir William Blackstone described the 'infamous crime against nature' as an offence of 'deeper malignity' than rape, a heinous act, 'the very mention of which is a disgrace to human nature' and 'a crime not fit to be named.' To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside millennia of moral teaching. Owen Felix O’Neill
+++ Two links below—People may have forgotten, but a few years ago Police in another country, Belgium, had to break-in to, two Belgium Catholic Cardinals’ tombs, in the Cathedral of Mechelen north of Brussels, in search of secret documents about child rape, that were stored in the Cardinals tombs. The police drilled into the tomb of Cardinal Jozef-Ernest Van Roey, and Cardinal Léon-Josef Suenens, two former archbishops of Mechelen-Brussels, and used cameras to look for documents. The Belgium Catholic Church was obstructing the civil authorities in their lawful investigations of child rape by Belgium Clerics. I point this out to show the lengths of law breaking that the Roman Catholic Church will go to, to both obstruct and hide documents about the rape of children.This is not just about Belgium, but every other Catholic Country in the world.
Vatican taken by surprise over Belgium police raids
ROME — The Vatican expressed “shock” on Friday at the raid on Thursday by the Belgian police of church offices in their search for hidden evidence of child sex abuse by priests. It also voiced its “indignation” at what it called the “violation” of two cardinals’ tombs in the search.
The Truth is Worth It….
The majority of Pedophiles Priests who raped children were boys 96% and 4% were girls. The youngest child was 1 years old.
I’m not an expert but I have created an 10 -tier Classification of Pedophilia, I’m sure the number and classification will grow;-
10. Drag Queen Pedophiles; Pedophile Priests who love to dress up in Ecclesiastical Vestments, treating the Ecclesiastical Vestments as women’s clothing in the grand style. These Pedophile Priests with their pretentious long robes pick their chosen child to hide under their garments. Forcing the frightened child to preform Fellatio on the Pedophile Priest, normally in the Church. In religious terms, the robe of compassion is now compromised. The Ecclesiastical Vestments are now dishonoured, when the Ecclesiastical Vestments were originally worn, symbolising being clothed with Christ's righteousness and compassion. The Drag Queen Pedophiles only want to debase both the child and the Ecclesiastical Vestments of his church.
The problems are multiple with so many pedophiles concealed and ensconced within the Church Hierarchy, that it is hard to see or spot them. The Clerics classes are riddled with pedophiles that is protected at all cost, it is difficult to both fumigate and to flush them out. One can’t see the wood for the trees. Owen Felix O'Neill
The Keepers-Irish Story
(Netflix documentary- The Keepers)
In the summer of 1994 Father Anthony Joseph Maskell, knew that the net was closing in on him in Baltimore, Maryland. He knew it from his many friends in the Baltimore Police, including his older brother Lieutenant Thomas (Tommy) Maskell, of the Baltimore City Police. Lieutenant Tommy Maskell, of the Baltimore City Police retired young after twenty years of service in 1966. His younger brother, Father Joseph Maskell was the serving Chaplain, for the Baltimore County Police, the Maryland State Police, the Maryland National Guard and the Maryland Air National Guard. Father Joseph Maskell was capable of inspiring great loyalty, among his parishioners as well as among the police he worked with, Catholic Church officers and local politicians he befriended over the years.
Now he, Father Joseph Maskell has been accused of a brutal murder and rape, not just any old murder but the murder of a beloved local Nun, Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik. Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik disappeared, on November 11, 1969. A few of the homicide detectives, working on the case, suspected that Father Joseph Maskell committed the crime, in the murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik, but Father Joseph Maskell had deep connections with both his Church, the powerful Catholic Church and the four Police Departments he was Chaplin to locally.
Also Father Joseph Maskell was also accused of been a pedophile by over thirty men and women, this also was a reason to flee, the heat was seriously on. Father Maskell, stepped down as Pastor of St. Augustine’s Church in Elkridge, Baltimore amid allegations that he had sexually raped students. Baltimore Catholic Church officials told local parishioners that Father Joseph Maskell had requested leave time to seek inpatient therapy for anxiety and stress brought on by “the prospect of civil litigation and various criminal investigations.” as the pressure of the multiple allegations of sexual rape of children, and a murder mounted, a civil lawsuit had been filed for $40 million and was looming. The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office intensified its criminal investigation of Fr. Joseph Maskell, and Fr. Joseph Maskell knew it was time to flee.
The beloved Nun, Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik, disappeared Nov. 7, 1969, and the Baltimore Police conducted an intensive search for her but turned up nothing until January 3rd. 1970, when two local hunters stumbled upon the partially clothed body of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik, on a frozen field covered in snow near a garbage dump in Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands. An autopsy by Baltimore’s City Coroner, showed that Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik, had died been beaten to death, her skull was crushed with an unknown blunt object. Her body was too decomposed and mauled by wild animals and insects for the City Coroner to determine whether Sister Catherine Cesnik, had been sexually raped or not. Father Maskell was serving at a nearby Church, Our Lady of Victory, about three miles away from St. Clement which is located less than a mile from where Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik’s body was found.
The crafty manipulator, Father Joseph Maskell knew that he had to leave the City of Baltimore, Maryland, he had been advised by both his brother, Lieutenant Maskell and his close friends in both the hierarchy of the Baltimore Catholic Church, and the Baltimore Police were he was popular. Father Joseph Maskell had Irish connection, like the majority of the people in the City of Baltimore, with its strong Irish roots. Father Maskell had served as chaplain for two police agencies, the Maryland State Police and Baltimore County Police, as well as for the Maryland National Guard and, more recently, for the Air National Guard, where he held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
The pressure and stress now piled daily on Father Joseph Maskell, He got through his day with the help of a few medical drugs, a few happy pills, an array of prescribed opiates, like Prozac, fentanyl, codeine, and morphine all prescribed by his doctor. He needed the opiates, to sleep, to wake, to function daily, his drinking increased, it seemed to him that everywhere he turned their were whispers, tut-tutting, people would stare at him, doors once opened to him where now firmly closed to him, his phone messages were ignored. He even got the cold shoulder, shunned by his many Police buddies in the different Police Forces of Baltimore, in which he was once their Chaplain.
The aggregate High Society of Baltimore once had open arms of welcome for him. One of their own, a local boy made good, his position as a once beloved Priest, dedicated Teacher, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard, with his political connections, was dead, now he was persona non grata. Becoming a social pariah once the news seeped out and became known about the murder of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik back in 1969, and that he, Father Joseph Maskell was the main suspect. The heat was on, even within his own Catholic Organisations. There was no doubt that the Archbishop of Baltimore, William Keeler wanted Father Joseph Maskell to go away and go away fast, the multiple sex scandals and murder of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik by Father Joseph Maskell had the potential to boomerang out of control, engulfing the entire Baltimore Catholic Church.
It was agreed by all, the Hierarchy of the local Catholic Church and the Baltimore Police Services in and around the City of Baltimore, that Father Joseph Maskell was radioactive and had to go, and better still if he disappeared and moved abroad immediately. The Baltimore Catholic Church conspired to facilitate with one of it’s own, a rogue Priest. Ireland was considered the best choice, after all Father Joseph Maskell was part Irish through his father. The Baltimore Catholic Church and the Irish Catholic Church had very strong historical connections, a few feelers were fed out by the Baltimore Catholic Church and a Son of an Irishman, no matter where born was always welcomed. So plans were put into place through the Baltimore Church’s Attorneys, a Passport, monies and contacts and letters of introduction were provided, as was all travel arrangements, Father Joseph Maskell was going to live and work Ireland.
Father Maskell, The Irish Connection
In July 1994 Father Joseph Maskell travelled on Delta Airlines to Boston Massachusetts, landing at Boston’s Logan International Airport. Where Father Joseph Maskell on a prearranged flight travelled on to Dublin Ireland by Aer Lingus, the Irish State carrier Airline. Father Joseph Maskell travelled not as a Priest but as Dr. Thomas Maskell, clinical psychologist. His new American Passport that was arranged by his lawyer, using his bother’s name Thomas Maskell reflected that he was Dr. Thomas Maskell, clinical psychologist and not Father Joseph Maskell, a Catholic Priest as had been on his previous outdated American Passport. Dr. Thomas Maskell, also carried besides his luggage, (two suitcases,) letters of introduction and references, and large sums of American dollars, in hundred dollar bills, that he kept in a money belt, fastened around his waist. He also carried in his briefcase, American travellers cheques for a few thousand more, that he took on board the Aer Lingus flight, in a small dark brown briefcase he kept with himself. Dr. Thomas Maskell also packed a couple of books and a few newspapers and magazines to read on board the 8 or 9 hour flight to Dublin Ireland.
Once the Aer Lingus plane landed in Dublin International Airport, Dr. Thomas Maskell, clinical psychologist was quickly waved through both Customs and Immigration controls, as would most American passengers, coming in as tourists from Boston, Massachusetts or any other American City. You see if Dr. Thomas Maskell, clinical psychologist came as a visitor, it would not be a problem, but if Dr. Thomas Maskell, clinical psychologist came to both work and stay, than that was a different matter, he would require a work visa for six months. Dr. Thomas Maskell, clinical psychologist didn’t tell Immigration controls that the purpose of his visit was to stay and work in Ireland, after all he was not Irish he was American. The other problem is he, Dr. Thomas Maskell wasn’t going to tell Irish Immigration Officials that he was the subject of a dozen criminal investigations for rape of children and a leading candidate in a murder investigation of a Catholic Nun.
Dr. Thomas Maskell knew he was safe to travel from Baltimore to Ireland, and if the alarm was raised, he knew that the Baltimore Police would issue an International alert for a Catholic Priest, with the name of Father Joseph Maskell. If the alert was raised in Ireland then the Irish Border Officials would be looking for a Catholic Priest, with the name of Father Joseph Maskell on a passport, and not a clinical psychologist with the name of Dr. Thomas Maskell.…not the same, and he cleverly knew this, he had learned how the American Police worked having worked with the American Police for over 30 years. He still had a few friends in the Baltimore City Police, besides his brother, Lieutenant Tommy Maskell. After all he could if all else fail, be sure of the support of his retired brother, Lieutenant Tommy Maskell. Lieutenant Tommy Maskell had a network of brother police officers willing to obstruct and impede any investigation, after all he and his police friends had been doing his bidding for 20 years now. There is ample evidence that some of his police buddies raped a few of his underage victims in squad cars in and around the City of Baltimore, while he, Father Joseph Maskell sat in the squad car, cheering them on.
Once in Dublin City, Dr. Thomas Maskell, was able to contact a network of fellow Priests who could help him, with accommodation, food, work and money if he needed it. He took up all the offers that the Priest network offered, Dr Thomas Maskell, intended to stay in Ireland for as long as he could. He knew even if the Baltimore City Police were looking for him that he was safe in Ireland, and if arrested by the Irish Police he wouldn’t be extradited from Ireland. Something else, Fr. Anthony Joseph Maskell, had true Irish blood on his father’s side of the family, the father hailed from Limerick City.
Fr. Joseph Maskell father, Joseph Francis Maskell was born in the city of Limerick in the West of Ireland and emigrated with his parents, Daniel and Hanna Maskell, to Ellis Island New York in 1898, before settling in Baltimore City, an area popular with Irish immigrants.
Joseph Francis Maskell married Susie Helen Jenkins, in 1924, they had two boys, Joseph Thomas (Tommy) Maskell born 1925 and Anthony Joseph Maskell, born 13th. April in 1939. This Irish father, Joseph Francis Maskell died in 1963. Father Anthony Joseph Maskell was ordained on May 22, 1965 at the age of 26, and died May the 7th. in 2001 aged 63. His peers have described him as "deeply intelligent" and "fascinated with psychology”. Lieutenant Joseph Thomas (Tommy) Maskell of Baltimore was shot twice in December 24th 1964, as a Baltimore Police Officer. Lieutenant Joseph Thomas (Tommy) Maskell, survived the shooting, but later retires. He died the 10th. of April 1998, he was 73 years old.
So Fr. Joseph Maskell had the right to own an Irish passport if he needed one, which would entitle him to work and live in Ireland at anytime. Fr. Joseph Maskell didn’t do what most Irish American would do if coming to Ireland for the first time, look up Irish connections and places of their Parents Fr. Joseph Maskell never travelled to the City of Limerick, he didn’t want to, he knew that if the Baltimore Police were looking for him and they knew he travelled to Ireland, then it would be a safe bet that they would look at Limerick City and County. So his Irish family’s connections could say to the Irish Police in all honestly that Fr. Joseph Maskell never come to visit them. There were still strong family links with other Maskell family members, like Aunts, Uncles and bus loads of Cousins, in the West Country. Mind you Maskell is an unusual Irish name, there are only about 14 Irish People with that last Irish name. It’s an old French name, meaning 'Marshal'.
Fr. Joseph Maskell was a very smart person, make no mistake about this, it was now about his very survival. He ruthlessly used his Priest Connections to secure his safety. He knew dozens of Irish Priests that had at one time or another worked in the City of Baltimore as Catholic Priests, many of these Irish Priests he knew personally and worked with over the years. A few of the Irish Priests had returned to Ireland, burned out with their own multiple problems as Priests, shrugging with their faith, sex, their personal loneliness and life in general.
The Investigators that made the seven-part Netflix documentary The Keepers which came out last year, 2018. Their investigation uncovers a 1960s-era sex rape ring of pedophile Catholic Priests, which involving Father Joseph Maskell, and a cover-up by the Baltimore Catholic Church of the Nun, Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik. A murder investigation by both the Baltimore City Police and the Archdiocese of Baltimore had stalled, Father Joseph Maskell, secret corrupt connections went far and wide. The fingers of corruption extended well into different Police forces of Baltimore,Maryland and deeply into the never ending duplicitous, philanderers of the Catholic Church.
For some time, there have been a number of rings or gangs of pedophile Catholic Priests operating in different countries throughout the world. We certainly know of a few pedophile rings that operated in Ireland. For example there was a well known one operating out of the capital City of Dublin. WE know now that one ring operated in the Wexford area, or the dioceses of Ferns. Another ring one operated North of the Irish Boarder, in Belfast. Where Irish Catholic Priests could come and go at will. We are learning that many of the pedophile rings flourished and operated in all the Irish Seminary Colleges, with older Catholic Priests, actively recruiting young student Priests into their secret societies. WE know this from the Priests themselves, when they were caught and confessed and in some cases imprisoned for their appalling crimes of rapes against children of both sexes. Many Catholic Priests worked and lived in the U.S.A. and many more Irish Catholic Priests travelled on holidays, regularly to visit fellow Catholic Priests they went to Seminary Colleges l with or they were members of the secret society of pedophiles.
These secret Societies of pedophiles, grew into tight-knit communities with bands of Religious Brothers, and Priests, bound together by intimate social and cultural ties. A safe place to meet, and drink, where male clerics could talk shop and travel to safe cities and towns both throughout Ireland and North America, including Canada. A safe place where debauchery was practiced and where Clerics could indulgence in excessive sex, alcohol, and drugs. These secret Societies of pedophiles even had their very own International Guide for all members, and their visitors. The guide was arranged alphabetically by country, cities and towns and was handwritten in both English and Latin, offering short texts in English and Latin. A summary of the current laws and the local laws about homosexuality or other offences that were applicable to that country, in the event of a Priest or visiting Priest coming into contact with the local Police. Who to Contact, normally a local member of the chapter of the secret pedophile society. A local Priest, who would help with money, lawyers, police and documents and cover story if needed. Also information on safe places to stay, that may be of interest to Clerical travellers, such as bars, hotels, and gay saunas.
The local chapter of the secret Societies of pedophiles would also help with children of both sexes to approach or in many cases the child was brought and provided to the visiting member. Private home were normally used as where known friendly Motels and Hotels. The secret Societies of pedophiles tended to flourish in bigger American cities.
All the Wexford Pedophile Priests listed below had American connections and all travelled or worked in America. All the Pedophile Priests knew fellow Irish Priests and American Priests through the different Seminary Colleges and Religious Conferences they met, both stayed and studied with. Father Joseph Maskell, switching into Dr. Thomas Maskell started to look for a safe place to both work and live and the most connections he had was for Wexford in the South East of Ireland.
In a letter of introduction from Archbishop William Keeler, of Baltimore, later Cardinal William Keeler to the Archbishop of Dublin, Desmond Connell, later Cardin Desmond Connell. Father Joseph Maskell found a true friend and a kindred spirit. Ireland at the time was soon to begin to explode with the Clerics sex scandals of the Irish Catholic Church. After Archbishop of Dublin, Desmond Connell and friends who acted for Father Joseph Maskell, it was suggested that Father Joseph Maskell should work in a rural area of Ireland away from the big cities. Father Maskell’s friends suggested that Father Joseph Maskell had friends in Wexford and maybe that would be a better location for him. Archbishop Desmond Connell, agreed and a letter with be forthwith written to the Bishop of Ferns in which Wexford was part of. The Bishop of Ferns at the time was Bishop Brendan Comiskey, an auxiliary bishop in Dublin. Bishop Brendan Comiskey, was a willing stooge, and a hopeless drunkard.
Dr. Thomas Maskell found a very willing and helpful Irish Church. He could work in an Irish Hospital, over 90% of hospitals in Ireland are or were owned by the Irish Catholic Church. Once he, Dr. Thomas Maskell had Irish Police clearance, but of course he didn’t have any criminal or legal problems in Ireland. The Irish Police didn’t know he was American, why should they, the paperwork was done by the Catholic Church HSC owned hospital through the post at the time for a criminal background check. Dr. Thomas Maskell was rightfully given the all clear, by the Irish Police to practice as a clinical psychologist in the local owned Catholic Church HSC hospital. In 1995, Dr. Thomas Maskell worked for a few months in the HSE, as a civilian Doctor in Wexford Town under temporary employment as a Clinical Psychologist for the South Eastern Health Board. He made €60,000 euros at the time and paid his Irish Taxes to the State. He could also officiate at the local Catholic Church as a guest Priest at Sunday Services.
Dr. Thomas Maskel had no degrees or qualifications, or work experience to work as Clinical Psychologist in Ireland. But he had a degree in Psychologist from Harvard University in America. He worked Ireland without his title “Priest” as Dr. Thomas Maskell with the South Eastern Health Board in its Wexford Community Care.
Dr. Thomas Maskell received a local Garda clearance, but the background checks brought up no history of Pedophilia or Criminal Rape in Ireland. Of course as a Priest with a signed letter from the Bishop, Brendan Comiskey of Ferns, Wexford. Dr. Thomas Maskell had full immunity, there were no background checks on Catholic Priests or any other Clerics of the Catholic Church. The Church Letter once produced was sufficient for the local Sergeant of Police or Inspector, no questions would be asked. After six months as Clinical Psychologist for the South Eastern Health Board, Dr. Thomas Maskell left his paid job with the Irish HSE in Wexford Town to work in a private role as a clinical psychologist in Wexford and Castlebridge between 1995 and 1998;- .
This suited his handlers in the Irish Catholic Church, Dr. Thomas Maskell could deal with the many children whose parents were slowly stepping forward to talk about their children’s rapes at the hands of the local Clerics. Unbeknown to the local parents, at that time was that the Doctor, Thomas Maskell was really a Catholic Priest, though he didn’t dress as a Priest. First and foremost Dr. Thomas Maskell loyalty would always be with the Catholic Church, plain and simple. In his position as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Thomas Maskell was paid by the Catholic Church, his salary, home and office expenses were paid and he was in a unique position to manipulate the vulnerable children, that would be sent to him at the recommendation of say the local medical doctor, the local Priest or Bishop, as a first choice. The Catholic Church always recommended that any child accusing a Priest of sexual rape must first see a Clinical Psychologist- the only one for the Church at the time was one of their own, Dr. Thomas Maskell.
Dr. Thomas Maskell would soon be the master manipulator at the centre of a vast spider’s web of child rape. His job would be to access the raped children, their parents and keep the local Catholic Church informed of what was happening and how to contain any so call fires that were likely to break out. Dr. Thomas Maskell was also in the unique position of given prescription drugs to the vulnerable children, whether they deeded it or not. Dr. Thomas Maskell prescribed - Antidepressants medical drugs, which were given out liberally to vulnerable children or their parents like chocolates. The Antidepressants were used to treat depression, anxiety in the vulnerable children. No concerns were raised when psychotherapeutic medications, like Prozac were used, the parents just took what the good Doctor prescribe for them and their children. Prozac was widely used antidepressant, and effective in treating depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and bulimia. Adverse effects in children include an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and suicide in some children.
You must also understand that the Dioceses of Ferns, which was a busy hive of Clerical Rape in the South East of Ireland, in which Wexford was part of, was the centre of a Clerical pedophile ring, that extend to almost all the 49 parishes, cities and towns, villages within. We know this because you only have to read the Fern Report to see and understand what was going on. Link Below-
The money he, Dr. Thomas Maskell could command was better, than the Wexford Hospital he worked at for six months…He was paid hourly at the private clinic, less nosey questions and prying eyes form the local hospital staff and with more freedom. It is ironic that Dr. Thomas Maskell as a Clinical Psychologist was working with vulnerable children in the Wexford area, children who were raped by Clerics in the area. Wexford was at the time of 1994 the centre of Clerical Pedophelia Priests. Fr Seán Fortune, one of the most notorious Clerical Pedophile’s in the same area at that time, as was another Fr. Brendan Smyth who also worked in the U.S.A. and many more.
Something else, Dr. Thomas Maskell did not appear in the Fern Report, the Fern Report dealt with pedophile Priests in the Fern Area, but I wish to point out that Maskell might be one of the Anonymous Priests at the end of the Fern Report and at the end of my article. Fr. Joseph Maskell has been credible accused by at least two young girls, now women of raping them, old habits never die out. All the Irish Press and including a report by
The Irish Times —“Quote” “A number of Irish victims have emerged”
We know that Fr. Joseph Maskell, would most weeks say Catholic Mass as a Catholic Priest, in different rural areas of the Fern’s Dioceses, something he insisted on doing. Having a two-sided personality, like Jekyll and Hyde- Fr. Joseph Maskell/Dr. Thomas Maskell, always viewed himself as a Catholic Priest, except both sides of his personality were evil. He could slip into but never struggled with his alter ego, even if one read about his life in Baltimore, both as a Priest and Priest Teacher, he always fancied himself as a Psychologist, we know this from the many Children now adults he raped, both in Baltimore, U.S.A. and Wexford, Ireland. Make no mistake, Fr. Joseph Maskell/Dr. Thomas Maskell was a master manipulator, this manipulator deliberately created an imbalance of power, and exploited the victims, children, to serve his own evil perversions. He knew how to detect and manipulate the vulnerable child’s vulnerabilities, ruthlessly. Fr. Joseph Maskell/Dr. Thomas Maskell habitually engage in cunning, calculating, and conniving behaviour.
Within a few months of his arrival in Dublin Ireland, Dr. Thomas Maskell under his real name opened an Bank Account at the A.I.B Bank in Dublin so that he Father Anthony Joseph Maskell could receive his Priestly Salary from the Archdioceses of Baltimore. For the 4 years that Fr. Maskell live and worked in Ireland, he always received his Priest salary on a monthly basis. In fact, every Catholic Priest in every country accused and convicted of rape or murder of children always received their Church Salaries, regardless, even those Catholic Priests in Prison.
Keepers and The Pedophile Connections.
The Ferns Report took 53 full pages to recount the stories of rape told to them by the victims, as children, of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Ferns. Children as young as 8 years old were taken from their classrooms while preparing for their Communion and raped, patients in hospitals were raped, schoolboys were raped in public toilets, a teenage girl was told she would have her child taken from her if she ever told that the father, a pedophile rapist was a local Catholic Priest who raped her, since the age of 8. Married men were blackmailed into providing sexual favours. A catalogue of rape been so faithfully and so terribly chronicled, a catalogue of horror coming from the dioceses of Ferns. What is more shocking is that the Catholic Church authorities did more or less nothing until forced to act by public exposure. The Ferns Report heard how when one seminarian student was was raped went to Bishop Newman of Limerick to complain that Monsignor Michael Ledwith, vice-president of Maynooth Seminary College had raped him, Bishop Newman was so abruptly dismissive of the boy that the Bishop's own secretary suggested he go to see Cardinal Cathal Daly. At other stages Bishop Eamon Casey, Cardinal Tomas O'Fiaich, Archbishop Desmond Ryan, Bishop Kevin McNamara, Bishop Brendan Comiskey, and his predecessor, Bishop Donal Herlihy, were all told of the rapes, but did nothing.
21 Irish Catholic Priests raped over 100 children in the dioceses of Ferns, which covers the South East Irish counties of Wexford, and some of County Carlow and some of County Wicklow. The most famous of these Catholic Priests was Father Sean Fortune, who raped dozens of children. The Children were raped between1962 and 2002, many children that were raped remained anonymous to this day, a few died but told few at what happened to them as children at the hands of a ring of Irish Pedophiles. To many people in the area of Ferns that the true number of children raped would run into the hundreds.
St. Peter's Seminary College, in Wexford Town where Priests were trained for the Diocese of Ferns, produced an alarmingly high number of Pedophile Priests. The Pedophile Ring of Priests operating in Ferns were Fr Donal Collins, who was the Principal of St. Peter's Seminary College, in Wexford Town from 1988 to 1991;- A few other pedophiles were Fr. Sean Fortune, Fr. James Doyle, Fr James Grennan, Canon Martin Clancy, Monsignor Michael Ledwith, vice-president of Maynooth Seminary College, all trained as Priests in St. Peter's Seminary College, in Wexford Town.
Between 1960 and 1980 for example the local Bishop, Donal Herlihy who served as the Bishop of Ferns from 1964 to 1983. Bishop Donal Herlihy had a clear policy of transferring known pedophile Priests once discovered to have raped children and to promote the pedophile Priest, moving them into a different parish within the dioceses of Ferns. The Fern Report mildly says of the Bishop is that he had “moral failure” no he didn’t have “moral failure” Bishop Donal Herlihy had a clear policy of covering up the rape of children by his pedophile Priests. One of his Pedophile Priest’s was Father Donal Collins who was transferred to a Catholic Parish in England for two years before allowing him to return to continue to rape even more children in the Ferns area. The disgraced pedophile Priest, Fr Donal Collins of Wexford and former St. Peter's Seminary College Principal was dismissed from the Priesthood in 2004 after serving a jail sentence for a serious child rape.
Since 1966 when he was a Teacher and later Principle in St. Peter's Seminary College, in Wexford Town. St. Peter's Seminary College, in Wexford Town had a boarding school for boys attached to the Seminary College. This was ideal for all the pedophile Priests and trainee pedophile Priests attending the Seminary College, yards away. It was like bring a chocoholic to a chocolate factory, pedophilia is an addiction, it’s a person who craves or compulsively consumes children, both male and female.
Father Donal Collins was a pedophile, who raped over 20 boys in a dormitory boarding school in the Seminary College. Father Donal Collins inspected and measured the penises of up to twenty boys in St Peter’s school dormitory on the pretext of checking their development. Bishop Herlihy sent him to the Diocese of Westminster, London 1966-1968 for two years. In 1968, Fr. Donal Collins was recalled to St Peter’s and restored to his teaching post at St. Peter's Seminary College, in Wexford Town. Fr. Donal Collins raped more children while he spent his two years as a Priest in London. Bishop Herlihy reportedly remarked to his secretary, ‘Hasn’t he done his penance?’ In spite of the fact since 1968, Fr. Donal Collins was appointed Principal of St Peter’s Seminary College, in Wexford Town in 1988, after a wide consultation process and on the unanimous recommendation of an expert advisory panel. Also Fr. Donal Collins continued to rape children throughout that period in London 1966 to 1968 his was know at the time as his appointment as Principle St Peter’s Seminary College, in Wexford Town in 1988. Many ex-students now claim that the number of boys raped by the Principle at St. Peter's Seminary College is far higher then the 20 boys that came forward, more like 70 or 120 and higher, if you include, London, Florida, Wexford.
To add insult to injury Father Donal Collins was appointed Principal of St. Peter’s, Seminary College in 1988 by Bishop Brendan Comiskey. Within seven months of his promotion, Principle Father Donal Collins, started again to rape more boys at the College now that he was Principle of St. Peter’s, Seminary College. Once a pedophile always a pedophile. College Principle, Father Donal Collins did not dispute that he 'engaged in indiscreet and inappropriate conduct with young boys’ (rape) when asked. In July 1991, Father Donal Collins resigned as Principal of the College and was sent to Florida, in America where he sought counselling in one of the Catholic Church’s many pedophile treatment clinics while he continued to serve as a Priest in a Catholic Parish nearby, in Florida.
Bishop Comiskey of Ferns at the time, admitted in court that he did not inform the Bishop of the diocese in Florida that the Priest he sent to Florida, ex-Principle, Father Donal Collins was an admitted pedophile. In 1998 Father Donal Collins was sentenced at Wexford Circuit Court to four years in prison and served only one year, for the rape and running the lives of dozens of boys. There were credible reports from Florida that he, Father Donal Collins continued his rape of children while serving the local community as a Priest in Florida.
The Fern Report, describes Father Sean Fortune and his catalogue of his abuse as- “dizzying, ranging from anal rape of children to brazen attempts at bribery for sex to terrifying psychological manipulation of the children”.
Fellow pedophile Fr Sean Fortune violently raped dozens of boys at the same College, St. Peter’s, Seminary College, Wexford. Pedophile Father Sean Fortune raped over 50 or more boys during his lifetime as a Catholic Priest in and around Wexford. Fr Sean Fortune was consider a prolific pedophile, we know of two of the boys committed suicide and all the other boys lives were ruined. Fr Sean Fortune rapes of boys, started when he was a seminarian at St Peter’s Seminary College, Wexford and the rapes of boys continued with his involvement with the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland. Fr Sean Fortune claimed that ‘Bishop Comiskey was responsible for all this as he had raped and buggered me’.
Regular complaints were made against Fr Sean Fortune since the mid 1970s, his Bishop, Donal Herlihy sent Fr Sean Fortune for psychological assessment, which found that his behaviour "gives rise to grave concern". In 1982, Fr Sean Fortune was appointed as Curate to Poulfor Parish, where he established youth clubs in his basement. Fr. Sean Fortune's use of Poulfur Church in Fethard-on-Sea in Co Wexford as the base for his pedophile prolific rape of the local children.
Local people describe Fr. Sean Fortune, as a plump young man in a well-cut soutane, incongruously adorned with the blackest of sunglasses, strutting along the main street and oozing pomp and power. Bishop Comiskey removed Fortune from Poulfor in 1987, and appointed him to another parish at Ballymurn, where there were further complaints. Fortune continued to teach until his arrest in 1995. He killed himself in 1999, while facing 66 charges of child sex abuse and rape.
Fr James Doyle
Fr James Doyle's ordination was postponed for one year in 1973, following a complaint that he had attempted to rape a student while drunk. After subsequent complaints that he had attempted to rape hitchhikers, and that he had raped an altar boy, Bishop Donal Herlihy sent him for a psychologist's assessment. The psychologist reported that trainee Priest, James Doyle "has had a history of auto-eroticism and homo- and heterosexual behaviour" and recommended he be moved away from his role working with young people. This was not done, instead he was ordained a Priest. Fr James Doyle was charged and convicted of rape of a 12 year old boy in the early 1990s, and received a three-month suspended sentence. Fr James Doyle attended counselling in England and subsequently worked as chaplain in a secondary school there. Fr James Doyle was dismissed as a Priest in 2004.
Fr James Grennan
Father James Grennan was a pedophile who showed his victims, innocent children, with no mercy. Fr James Grennan in a period of over 20 years raped children some as young as 5 years of age. In 1988, 10 young girls, aged 12 to 13, were all raped by Fr James Grennan, who sexually raped all ten of the girls while preparing them for Confirmation. Fr James Grennan raped the 10 girls on the altar of St Patrick's Catholic Church, Monageer, Co Wexford, during confessions. As the local Parish Priest, Fr James Grennan was also the effective boss of the local School, and the principal of the school at the time could do nothing to keep Fr James Grennan away from the school. The School was owned by the local Catholic Church and Father James Grennan was the chairman of the school and its handpicked committee.
Disgracefully, the Department of Education did nothing. Bishop Comiskey dismissed the testimony of the girls, without ever meeting them, or without seeing the Health Board reports. He took Fr James Grennan's denials at face value, even if no one else in the diocese did. In one of the most bizarre passages in the report, we are told how Mr John Jackman, a Knight of Columbanus and a lay person of some influence in the community, was approached by a Garda who was also a Knight, and asked if he could get Bishop Comiskey to persuade Fr James Grennan to stay away from the upcoming Confirmation. A local Garda was asked by his superintendent to try the same thing.
In the end Bishop Comiskey accompanied Fr James Grennan to the Confirmation at the local Church, in a day the Bishop described as one being "full of joy". It may have been for the Bishop, but it wasn't for the parents of the ten raped children or their families, some of whom staged a walkout of the church. The walkout finally started the wheels in motion which was to bring the whole evil saga out into the open, but the Garda destroyed the files on the case, according to the Fern Report.
The South Eastern Health Board interviewed seven of the girls and found their allegations to be credible. The Garda were informed. The Fern Inquiry found The Garda response to be "wholly unsatisfactory". Fr James Grennan continued in his role of Manager of the National School. In 2002, Bishop Walsh of Ferns was contacted by "Deborah", who said she had been raped by Fr James Grennan from the age of five. Deborah's mother told the inquiry that Fr James Grennan had stayed overnight at their house, and sometimes in the same bed as Deborah. Deborah committed suicide in 2002, aged 31. Bishop Walsh of Ferns subsequently publicly apologised for the rapes perpetrated by Fr James Grennan in Monageer, County Wexford.
Canon Martin Clancy
Or take the case of Canon Martin Clancy, an pedophile rapist for nearly 30 years. Canon Martin Clancy was a serial child rapist, who preyed on at least 5 young girls and as much as 28 other young girls. The Fern Report finds that he, Canon Martin Clancy used the National School in Ballindaggin in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, over which he, Canon Martin Clancy, had supervision, as little more than a means of accessing children to rape, a so call rape school, used by the local Priest, Canon Martin Clancy. Canon Martin Clancy victims were as young as 8 years of age.
Note Three other girls are known to have undergone the same experience of rape by Canon Martin Clancy, the same M.O. (modus operandi). Many other girls in the local community have refused to come forward and speak about their childhood rapes at the hands of the pedophile fiend Canon Martin Clancy.
At various points during this time, over 30 years, members of the local Garda, the teaching profession, the medical profession and the Catholic Church were aware of multiple rapes committed by Canon Martin Clancy, but no action was ever taken. Individual Priests knew of rapes of children by Canon Martin Clancy, but they choose to do nothing, not even reporting the rapes to the local Bishop, or local Garda.
Rev. James Grennan (Jim), A senior Parish Priest in Monageer parish, County Wexford, who abused ten girls from his confirmation class over a number of years, making them sexually fondle him at the altar of his church. The gardai were slated for their handling of the case (Monageer episode).
Kinsella;- Fr. John Kinsella, formerly of The Ballagh, Co Wexford, becomes the sixth priest in the Diocese of Ferns to be dismissed by papal decree for sexual rape, he was defrocked in June 2008. Fr. John Kinsella, who served as a Curate in Enniscorthy in County Wexford, in the early 1970s and the Ballagh Parish, County Wexford from 1991.The Priest, Fr. John Kinsella was accused of raping young boys has been defrocked by the Vatican. Fr. John Kinsella never faced criminal charges arising from allegations of rape of children. One of the boys, Anthony Doyle said- The terms of the settlement of the litigation preclude me from discussing the case with anybody, including the Press. ” Anthony Doyle continued- "But if that is the case [that he has been defrocked], then people can draw their own conclusions.
Monsignor Micheál Ledwith
Michael Ledwith, was a vice-president of Maynooth Seminary College and a Priest of the diocese of Ferns. Monsignor Micheál Ledwith had been secretary to three Synods of the Bishops in Rome and had served three full terms on the International Theological Commission, the group of 30 theologians who advise the Pope.
Monsignor Micheál Ledwith resigned suddenly as President of St. Patrick's College, Maynooth,, Ireland’s main Seminary, after being accused of sexually raping Seminarian Students. He went to America, 1995. He had made a private settlement with a young man after allegations of sexual rape.
Anonymous Ferns Pedophile Priests;-
Anonymous Ferns priests Most of the clerics in the Ferns inquiry report were not named but given pseudonyms from the Greek alphabet, such as Fr Alpha, Fr Beta and Fr Gamma.
Anon priest I Senior churchman steps down following an allegation of rape against him by a teenage boy. Compensation is paid to the teenager who drops the charges. The churchman moves to the US, summer 1994. This is Monsignor Micheál Ledwith, President of Maynooth Seminary College .
Anon priest II (c. 1959-1996) He was ordained in August 1987 and served in the church for a few weeks before being shipped off to the Diocese of Shrewsbury, England. Pattern's rapist died in 1996 on the Wirral in a HIV care centre. He never stood trial.
Fr. Beta;-Anonymous priest accused by Trevor in March 2002 of raping him when he was 16 years old while attending a “choice” weekend retreat. Bishop Éamonn Walsh said Fr Beta comprehensively apologised to Trevor for the rape incident and Fr. Beta accepted full responsibility for the rape at a meeting in April 2002. However Trevor's therapist was subsequently telephoned by Fr Beta's support priest to ascertain Trevor's age when the rape took place. Trevor felt this was an attempt to renege on his previous admission and instituted civil proceedings.
Fr. Gamma;- Ferns report says it is aware of 11 complaints of rape made against him, all of which occurred over a period of 20 years during the 1970s and 1980s. These included Julie, who in May 2002 said she was raped in the early 1970s when she was a young girl. Fr Gamma denied any improper conduct. Bishop Walsh issued a precept in September 2002 requesting Fr Gamma to step aside from active duties, pending outcome of Garda and diocesan investigations.
Fr. Kappa;- Ferns inquiry received a complaint from Pamela in relation to this priest, to whom she said she had reported her abusive relationship with Fr Iota. A close relationship developed between Fr. Kappa and Pamela after this, and when she was approximately 17 years old she alleged she was raped by him. When she became pregnant it was arranged by Fr. Kappa that she would be sent to a family in a different country where she would work until she gave birth, and her child then placed up for adoption.
Fr. ‘Iota;- Accused of sexual rape of Pamela in May 2005. It then emerged that a complaint against Fr Iota had been known by the diocese since the early 1970s. Pamela said she met Fr Iota in the early 1970s when she was 13/14 years of age and he was Chaplain of her local youth club. He was in his late 20s and an abusive pedophile relationship developed. At the time Pamela reported it to Fr Kappa, then a local Curate. After the abusive pedophile relationship ended, Pamela attempted suicide. When her GP reported her complaint to the Bishop, following her attempted suicide, Bishop Herlihy wrote asking a “favour” of Cardinal Heenan of the Diocese of Westminster.
Fr. Lamda;- In a letter dated November 5th, 1996, sent to Bishop Comiskey, Jonathon outlined his struggle with bouts of depression over a long period of time. He said he now felt free to admit that he had been a victim of rape as an altar boy by this Priest, who was a dear friend of his parents and thought of as an “adopted uncle.” He went on to state in his letter that his counsellor would write directly to Bishop Comiskey and that this counsellor was free to share with the Bishop whatever he felt like sharing.
Fr. Omega;- Bishop Walsh was notified about allegations against Fr Omega by the inquiry in 2004. The priest met with the Bishop and confirmed that he had conducted sex education classes in a manner that was deemed inappropriate by the school in which he was a teacher. He had shown what were considered inappropriate pictures to the children in his class. Bishop Comiskey arranged for him to attend a psychiatrist after the school incident, but the report says there is no record on file of this having occurred.
Fr. Omikron;- Complaint against Fr. Omikron came before the diocese in March 2000 when a woman named Jenny wrote to Bishop Comiskey and said she had been raped by him. She said that the priest had been asked to take photos of her to be sent on to her doctor but she had been naked during the pictures. She said that later a medical practitioner took photos of her but did not require her to be naked. The Bishop forwarded her complaint to Fr William Cosgrave, diocesan delegate, and wrote to the woman offering to contribute towards her counselling costs and to meet her. He paid €4,000 towards the counselling costs when a sum of €4,400 was sought.
Fr. Sigma;- Breda complained of sexual rape perpetrated on her by Fr Sigma in Monageer and Knock for a four-year period, commencing when she was 8 years old. She telephoned Fr Tommy Brennan, diocesan secretary, in September 1996, and told him she had been sexually raped by Fr Sigma when she was a young girl, and that she was in counselling. Fr Brennan wrote to Bishop Comiskey in December 1997 outlining the conversation with her. Breda told the inquiry there were lots of rumours surrounding Fr Sigma throughout the parish, mainly concerning girls.
Fr. Tau affair (deceased) Ferns inquiry received information about Fr Tau in the context of an allegation against Fr Sean Fortune in 2005. A man called Kieran told the diocese that when he reported an allegation of rape against Fr Fortune to Fr Tau, the priest himself raped Kieran by requiring him to demonstrate what Fr Fortune had done. Kieran said that the priest had eventually apologised to Kieran and had assured him that he would report to Bishop Comiskey.
Fr. Theta affair (deceased) Complaint against Fr Theta was received by the diocese in July 2003. A man called Don said that when he broke his leg at the age of 14, Fr Theta paid for a trip to Lourdes for him and accompanied him on the trip. He said that the priest booked them into one room in a hotel in Dublin on the way home and pushed their beds together and kissed him on the mouth. The man believes that Fr Theta was attempting to rape him and he has since suffered from depression and needed counselling.
Fr. Upsilon affair Complaint was made to the East Coast Area Health Board against Upsilon by a man who said he was raped over eight years in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1998. Denis withdrew the allegations in a statement to the Garda and also spoke to the diocese about the withdrawal. The diocese asked the priest to stand down from his ministry pending an investigation. The Ferns inquiry said that it was appropriate that allegations of child sexual rape that have been withdrawn should still be investigated. “Social pressures may cause complainants to withdraw allegations and in the interests of child protection, such withdrawals should not be regarded as decisive.”
Fr. Zeta affair Diocese received an anonymous letter accusing a priest in a named parish of committing sexual rapes against schoolboys in the local primary school in the late 1980s, March 1996. The letter did not identify the priest, other than to say that he was still in the named parish. Rev. William Cosgrave, the diocesan delegate, subsequently said he believed the letter referred to a priest in the parish who had been Chaplain and confessor to the boys of the local primary school for many years.
Just to finish..from my experiences as a Survivor of 18 years of Clerical Rape, and 40 years looking for documents from them, as has thousands of fellow Survivors. That both the HSC (Hospitals) and the Irish Catholic Church would have all the documents pertaining to either, Father Joseph Maskell or Dr. Thomas Maskell destroyed. Please remember that all the HSC Hospitals and most Clinics in Ireland are owned or controlled by the Irish Catholic Church. The Irish Catholic Church cleverly uses the Date Protection Act to hide a multitude of sins. There will be no documents forthcoming, there will be no investigations. There iron grip in Ireland is not broken yet, but we are getting there, sadly we know from many sources including the Irish Catholic Church, that millions of documents have been destroyed and destroyed deliberately to save the tattered reputation of the powerful Irish Catholic Church.
I’m open to corrections I’m not a journalist, I write from both experience and the heart. Owen Felix O’Neill
Many people have recently been asking me what is the difference between a Religious run Institution and a Concentration Camp. And why use the word Rape rather than Abuse. These questions are because I have been using Concentration Camps, and Rape recently in my writings on my website www.tuambabies.org The confusion of a few of my followers on my blog posts, are because they view and associate Concentration Camps with the Nazis and as Nazi death camps. Whereas Abuse is the preferred word of the Media when reporting stories about child rape..I will also use RAPE where possible instead of Abuse. These question are Fair comments, I will try to clarify why I now use Concentration Camps rather than Religious run Institutions in Ireland and Rape instead of Abuse.
1. Linguists have a bunch of fancy words to describe language evolution, like say- “Abuse” often spelled with a lowercase a, has worked its way into everyday speech, a favourite word of the Catholic Bishops. “Abuse” has been successfully encouraged by the other enablers, the willing Irish Press… The correct word and a word that frightens both the Irish Catholic Church and the Irish Government, is “RAPE,” “Child RAPE.” Abuse doesn’t sound as bad as Rape, Sexual Abuse verses Sexual Rape, you see Sexual Rape is stronger term to use, whereas Sexual Abuse can be a more passive term.
2. So, a Concentration Camp, is an internment centre for various groups of people, like Political Prisoners, Minority Groups who are confined for reasons of state security, exploitation, or punishment. Usually by executive decree at least in Ireland, issued by the Irish Catholic Church who ran Ireland. Persons are placed in such camps often on the basis of identification with a particular ethnic or political group rather than as individuals and without benefit either of indictment or fair trial. Over 185,000 women and 170,000 children where place in a series of Concentration Camps in Ireland known as Religious run Institutions. None of the unwed women, girls or their children committed any crimes, also none of them where charged with any state or local crimes. In fact they, the women/girls and their children were not even arrested or charged by the Irish Police. They the women/girls were dragged out of their homes by the Catholic Church, the local Parish Priest and a few nosey local scandalmongers, including members of their own families.
Religious run Institutions, like the infamous Magdalene Asylums, or the other name used was Magdalene Laundries. Also the notorious Industrial Schools, and Religious run Orphanages. All these so called Religious run Institutions, run by The Cult, were also death camps, no different than the Concentration Camps, of both Germany and Britain.
In these 28 Religious run Institutions/ Concentration Camps nobody committed a crime, the unwed mothers didn’t, nor did their children. Yet many of the women were held for many years in these Concentration Camps. Even to this day, hard to believe, some of the women, in their late 70s and 80s cannot leave, they have sadly become institutionalised still working as slaves for the Nuns.
I myself was 18 years in such Concentration Camps, in fact I was born in one, St. Patrick’s on the Navan Road, Dublin the biggest Mother and Baby Home in Ireland.
Concentration Camps are to be distinguished from State Prisons interning people lawfully convicted of civil or criminal crimes in the Law Courts. Also Concentration Camps are not Prisoner-of-War Camps in which captured Military Personnel are held under the Law of War. The Concentration Camps are also to be distinguished from refugee Camps or detention and relocation centres for the temporary accommodation of large numbers of displaced people.
Ireland’s established Concentration Camps or Religious run Institutions because the Clerics, The Cult who ran Ireland were in essence a Totalitarian Regime. To a considerable extent, the Concentration Camps or Religious run Institutions served as the special Prisons of The Cult. The Concentration Camps or Religious run Institutions were under the administration of the Irish Catholic Church and were used as forced-labour camps, operated by a succession of sadistic Religious Orders, organisations of Nuns, Priest and Christian Brothers for profit.
The Concentration Camp inmates, unmarried women and their children were used as a supplementary labour supply, and such Concentration Camps mushroomed throughout Ireland. Inmates were required to work without wages, very little food, and very long hours. And most shockingly, those women and children who were unable to work usually died of starvation, beatings, and torture. The other women and their children who did not starve often died of overwork. Further, medical experimentation was conducted throughout the Religious run Concentration Camps of Ireland. New toxins and antitoxins were tried out, on both unsuspecting women and their vulnerable children. The conditions in all the Religious run Concentration Camps were Dickensesque in scope.
Children as young as six months were experimented on, with untested new drugs, many of the children died, because their unfed bodies couldn’t cope with the poisonous toxins injected into their already weaken bodies. Medical Studies made of the effects of artificially induced diseases, all by experimenting on living human beings, the unwed women and their children. More shockingly thousands of children died in these Religious run Concentration Camps and their frail, rejected bodies were dumped into cesspools and septic tanks of the Religious run Concentration Camps. Some children who died during the illegal drug experiments, their bodies were sold by the Religious Orders into Ireland’s Medical Schools for both profit and dissection by student doctors.
The inmates, the pregnant girls and women who came to the Mother and Baby Homes, were forced in many cases to abandon their babies. Some of the newborns were left to die of starvation, other newborns were stolen to be sold abroad, later. A few of the new mothers were told that their newborn had died, but in reality the baby didn’t die but was removed from the Mother and Baby Home and trafficked abroad. All the mothers were enslaved in the Religious run Concentration Camps and worked in their Camp Laundries, without pay. This form of dehumanisation was combined, and amplified to the maximum by rigid religious ideology and grinding poverty. The Cult authorised all the Parishes and its Priests in Ireland to place any ungodly girl or woman or child with so called loose morals into “protective custody,” a euphemism for indefinite detention in the Religious run Concentration Camps.
The metaphor of Religion encouraged the inhumanity of the Religious Orders, which they called toughness, licensed physical violence and hatred against unwed women and their vulnerable children. The Religious Orders used both ruthless discipline and verbal abuse daily, that made everyday life in the Religious run Concentration Camps unbearable. As the Catholic Priests and Nuns preached daily, in their Religious run Concentration Camps, that evil women will cause Christian men to compromise and sin. They, the women are on the wrong path and will bring you down with them. Beware! In every nice-sized church there are worldly women put there by Satan to trap godly men. The sound of a malevolent incantation, the nonsensical talk that The Cult and its Clerics believe and because it is written in their Holy Bible. After all, according to the Clerics, Scripture lets us know to stay away from evil women, they are greedy, rebellious, un-submissive, wicked, adulterous, gossiping, slandering, and sexually immoral women. I wonder what they ready think of their own Mothers, Sisters, Aunts and all the other female members of their families.
All the Religious run Concentration Camps lacked proper sanitary facilities, including lights, and especially heating, considering the amount of inmates help within them. For example in the Laundry Camps, one or two toilets for a few hundred women, no toilet paper, most cases then not, constantly overflowing toilets. Primitive showers or rusted bathtub, with very tepid, dirty water. No toothbrushes, one or two used dirty towels. Many of the women went dirty for a long time, lice and rodents were a huge problem for the inmates and all the Religious run Concentration Camps were infested with mice and rats.
It’s obvious that being an inmate of the Religious run Concentration Camps was a terrible personal experience. It is a fact of life, that the Nuns and other Religious Orders treated the inmates ruthlessly, with brutal beatings, starvations, humiliation and sophisticated cruelty. To The Cult and the Religious Orders that ran the Religious Concentration Camps that the value of human life of its inmates was worthless. All of the inmates of the Religious run Concentration Camps became victims of the constant cold and dampness, inexhaustible hunger, endless brutality and painful death.
We mustn’t forget that many thousands of vulnerable children in these Religious run Concentration Camps were used in cruel pseudo-medical experiments. As were their mothers, the use of inmates for experiments were a part of the Cult’s money making machine, both in life and death. We know that even in death the child was worth more, sold of to the medical schools in Ireland. Over €100 million Euros in todays money was generated for the Irish Catholic Church, by the use of slave labour at all the Religious run Concentration in Ireland.
Despite tens of thousands of documents of evidence of thousands of Survivors still alive, there are still people and organisations, both within the Irish Government and the Irish Catholic Church which deny and hide the evidence, that thousands of children and women died, missing or were murdered in the Religious run Concentration Camps of Ireland. The Religious run Concentration Camps of Ireland were a place of genocide, and that is sadly an inescapable fact.
Both the Irish Government and the Irish Catholic Church did everything in their power to hide from the Irish public the truth about the extreme brutality and murder of innocent women and their children in all the Religious run Concentration Camps of Ireland. Now we must exhume the past, immediately, to understand what really happened in these Irish Government sanctioned Religious run Concentration Camps of Ireland. We must have the unvarnished truth no matter how painful to both the Irish People and the Irish Catholic Church in order to put to rest the atrocities, once and for all of ruthlessness of The Cult, that ruled Ireland for themselves and Rome. Owen Felix O’Neill