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Tag Archives: Ireland
Another jackass priest, in Ireland, Fr. Roy Donovan, of Limerick, committed an act of sacrilege, during the consecration in a Mass. He is part of the Ass. of Catholic Priests in Ireland. Hence, he’s a crackpot. What did he do this … Read More
If I’ve said it once… Even as the demographic sinkhole opens up under the Church many “spiritual shepherds” would rather see a smoking crater than a sheepfold full of happy Tradition oriented Catholics. “I despair of young priests. I’d rather … Read More
UPDATE: From a reader: Hi Father, long time follower, I would like to respond to your remark on Ireland. Perhaps I don’t need to register to tell you about the good news in Ireland. Before Traditionis Custodes, the ICKSP is … Read More
Once upon a time there was a super-Catholic land called Quebec. [… insert here MODERNISM – SPIRIT OF VATICAN II – WET NOODLE BISHOPS …] And, boys and girls, the moral of the story is corruptio optimi pessima. From UCANEWS: Canadian … Read More
The last acceptable prejudice. A headline I thought I would never read. It highlights the extreme nature of the current restrictions. (From this week’s @IrishCathNews) pic.twitter.com/MlCxz6vWHo — David Quinn (@DavQuinn) April 23, 2021 I, for one, welcome our Great Reset … Read More
One of our frequent, fecund, and most flexible of commentators here alerted me to a piece at National Catholic Register. I find this simultaneously discouraging and encouraging. Ireland’s ‘Mass Rocks’ Are Becoming Popular Again Remote flat rocks in the hills … Read More
There are, apparently, still some priests left in Ireland for the tens of people who still want the sacraments. Evidence for this claim is found in a story at IrishCatholic.com. It concerns that pungent group, the Ass. of Catholic Priests. … Read More
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A lay reader today alerted me to an opinion cartoon in The Sunday Independent in Ireland. That sad, earthly-enslaved nation repealed by referendum the 8th amendment to their Constitution, which protected the right to life of the unborn. The Constitution, … Read More
The Irish constitution begins in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, stating: “In the name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States … Read More
ORIGINALLY Published on: May 25, 2018 All, please pray today for the Irish people. UPDATE: 26 May I suppose you’ve heard the news by now. I was just reading a piece by Phil Lawler about the bishops in Chile. Ireland … Read More
Occasionally a friend of mine in England makes weekend adventures to visit sites where there are preserved “priest holes”, and he sends photos. They really give you pause. As you know, in the 16th and 17th centuries, Catholics who refused … Read More
This is amusing in a dark way… sort of like a movie about a screwball dysfunctional family. Just how dysfunctional is the Catholic Church in Ireland? From the Irish Times and the annual meeting of the ultra-liberal Ass. of Catholic … Read More
Ireland and the Catholic Church in Ireland have their problems. Sadly, they gave some of those problems also to the USA. However, since I am forever harping on praying for vocations to the priesthood, one problem in particular struck me … Read More
A while back I wrote that people get the priests that they deserve. Collectively, at least. Priests don’t just spring full grown from the heads of… cabbage. Recently, a writer at hyper-liberal Commonweal suggested that vocations are down because his grand vision of … Read More
UPDATE BELOW! Photos ___ Originally Published on: Feb 25, 2017 Here is news to warm the cockles of my beady-black heart. This comes from the Benedictines of Silverstream Priory in the Diocese of Meath. HERE On 25 February 2017, they were … Read More
Once in a while it is good to be reminded that the oppression is still going on. Did you see the story about the “conservative” seminarians who were given the heave ho from Maynooth Seminary in Ireland? From Irish Catholic: A … Read More
At Crisis I saw something about what the Irish did that serves as a pretty good summary. The whole thing is HERE. This is a sample: […] Some scholars tell us that the gothic genre of story-telling grew up as … Read More