Any of us as children would remember the start of that sentence from the popular children show Jim’ll fix it for you BBC show.
But just as it seems all our innocent childhood memories and dreams will be sullied by the revelations in an upcoming ITV documentary that claims Jimmy Savile sexually abused young children in the 1970s and 80s.
Our beliefs in the cornerstones of our society maybe sullied as well if they don’t take the claims of abuse by the two people previously mentioned in this blog seriously and have an independent investigation into the goings on in the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland.
In particular the goings on at the Parish of St Patrick’s in Kilsyth under Canon Denis O’Connell where both His Eminence Keith Patrick Cardinal O’Brien and Fr Thomas Mullen who has been accused of child rape and is under investigation albeit by his employers the Roman Catholic Church not the Police or government both preached.
The Reason I am targeting on this individual place is because in my investigations it has been host to at least five persons who have been accused convicted or taken part in the cover up of Child rape.
Canon Denis O’Connell association with the BBC started with his posting in London for two years where he worked as a consultant on Catholic broadcasting making many radio and TV appearances Fr O’Connell was no stranger to celebrity which he used to good effect either for fund raising or for community events.
Fr O’Connell staged a free open air concert in Kilsyth in 1976 by the Bay City Rollers, then at the height of their fame. He vaguely knew Tam Paton their manager but his secretary wouldn’t let him in to his office after he had outlined why he was there – to get the Bay City Rollers to play Kilsyth – for free!
The Bay City Rollers
In 1982, Tam Paton was convicted of gross indecency with teenage boys, serving one year of a three year prison sentence. He was also accused of but cleared of raping the band’s guitarist, Pat McGlynn, in a hotel room in 1977.
In 2000, Derek Longmuir the bands drummer was sentenced to 300 hours community service after admitting possessing child pornography
Sir Jimmy Savile
Sir Jimmy Savile OBE KCSG was a frequent visitor to the Parish of St Patrick’s in Kilsyth during the period when he had a hit TV show ‘Jim’ll Fix It’ or was in between presenting ‘Top of the Pops’ or hosting a show on Radio 1 and could often be seen at 10 O’clock Mass of a morning, sporting a kilt. You could always tell when he was in Kilsyth as his white jaguar car was parked outside the Parish House.
Jimmy pictured along side Celtic Chairman Kevin Kelly.
It was Jimmy’s mother who had originally got to know Fr O’Connell in his role as Vice Postulator of the Cause for the Beatification of (at that time) the Blessed Margaret Sinclair. She had a devotion to Margaret Sinclair following a period when the young Jimmy had been very ill after a fall. She always attributed his recovery to Margaret Sinclair’s intercession.
Jimmy and Fr O’Connell formed a close friendship when Jimmy’s mother died which lasted until the then ‘Canon’ O’Connell himself died in 1997.
In return for Jimmy’s frequent visits to Kilsyth and tireless fundraising, Fr. O’Connell built a fountain in the front piazza at St Patrick’s in his name to recognise his charitable work.
And there is also Fr Thomas Mullen who has been accused by two different adults who don’t know each other and are from different parts of Britain of abusing them.
Is there anything you are hiding Keith Patrick O’Brien? Anything that would help the Police with their investigations?
One Bird that sung.
For many years Fr O’Connell famously kept a mynah bird – which he trained to speak. It had a large and sometimes choice vocabulary! The bird was kept in a large cage in front garden of the Parish House where it could talk to passers-by in the Low Craigends.
Unfortunately this had the side effect that from some of the passers-by, it learned a larger and more colourful vocabulary than any resident of the Parish House would otherwise ever have! Fr O’Connell also used the bird to great effect to attract the youth to his children’s Masses of which he was very fond and which are remembered by a generation of Kilsyth’s Catholic men and women
where you lured by Canon O’Connell mynah bird?
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