The Papal Nuncio deflects the responsibility for addressing the issues connected to the The House of Prayer away from the Catholic Church onto the civil authorities..More denial and Ostrich steak.

Here we report the reply obtained by Sarah Macdonald from the Papal Nuncio. Please read our commentary after the article:

Archbishop Dermot Clifford  pointing out something to the newly appointed Archbishop of Cashel and Emly Bishop Kieran O' Reilly SMA (centre) and Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown

In an article  published in the  Irish Independent today Sarah MacDonald

Published 24/11/2014 |

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/new-archbishop-in-tune-with-popes-missionary-church-30768359.html

….Meanwhile, the Papal Nuncio has responded to an Irish Independent investigation into the Achill Island ‘House of Prayer’ by urging anyone who feels they have been mistreated by persons involved with the movement to go to the gardai.

Archbishop Brown cited a 2008 investigation by the Archdiocese of Tuam into the purported visions of Christina Gallagher and miracle healings at the Achill retreat.

The Nuncio said that investigation had resulted in a formal statement from Archbishop Neary in Tuam in which he instructed that the “celebration of the sacraments and reservation of the Blessed Sacrament at the ‘House of Prayer’ are not permitted”.

“Any work carried on since then has been entirely of a private nature and has no Church approval whatever,” Archbishop Brown said. Irish Independent

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Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly to be installed as Archbishop of Cashel and Emly

New Archbishop in tune with Pope’s missionary church

Archbishop Dermot Clifford  pointing out something to the newly appointed Archbishop of Cashel and Emly Bishop Kieran O' Reilly SMA (centre) and Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown

Archbishop Dermot Clifford pointing out something to the newly appointed Archbishop of Cashel and Emly Bishop Kieran O’ Reilly SMA (centre) and Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown

A BISHOP who was embroiled in controversy earlier this year over the introduction of male-only deacons is to be promoted to be Archbishop of Cashel and Emly.

The forthcoming appointment of Bishop Kieran O’Reilly of Killaloe as Archbishop Dermot Clifford’s successor is being read as in keeping with Pope Francis’s desire for a missionary church.

On Saturday, the Vatican announced the appointment of the 62-year-old former missionary following the resignation of Archbishop Clifford on grounds of age.

The Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, greeted the news by paying tribute to Bishop O’Reilly’s wide experience of mission in Liberia and Nigeria.

Bishop O’Reilly also has four years’ experience at the helm of an Irish diocese and over 20 years in Rome as superior general of the Society of African Missions.

He will move from Ennis to Thurles in early 2015, at which time he will become one of four metropolitan archbishops in the Irish hierarchy.

The controversy which blew up this autumn caught the Irish church completely by surprise and resulted in Bishop O’Reilly suspending the introduction of the male-only permanent diaconate – the name for a body of deacons. A number of the members of the women’s forum ‘Seeds of Hope’, who led the opposition to the diaconate, work with the bishop at a diocesan level and personally think highly of him.

He said he had “listened very carefully” to people’s concerns.

For them the issue was a matter of principle about the role of the laity and sticking to an agreed diocesan pastoral plan.

Bishop O’Reilly met with outgoing Archbishop Clifford and Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Thurles on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Papal Nuncio has responded to an Irish Independent investigation into the Achill Island ‘House of Prayer’ by urging anyone who feels they have been mistreated by persons involved with the movement to go to the gardai.

Archbishop Brown cited a 2008 investigation by the Archdiocese of Tuam into the purported visions of Christina Gallagher and miracle healings at the Achill retreat.

The Nuncio said that investigation had resulted in a formal statement from Archbishop Neary in Tuam in which he instructed that the “celebration of the sacraments and reservation of the Blessed Sacrament at the ‘House of Prayer’ are not permitted”.

“Any work carried on since then has been entirely of a private nature and has no Church approval whatever,” Archbishop Brown said.

Irish Independent

 

 

Dialogue Ireland Visit to Santa Sabina Domincan School Sutton

The Director of Dialogue Ireland, Mike Garde will be presenting a talk on cultism to students on Thursday November, 27th, 2014.

http://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/schools/

http://www.santasabina.ie/

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Apartheid Education in the Clontarf Buntustan

Disclaimer: This blog is focused on Cultism, but we also explore issues related to Education, religion and Human Rights

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DI received a response to the article on Apartheid Education by the Director of the National School Trust, John Suttle. We entitle this one Apartheid Education in the Clontarf Buntustan Continue reading

Answer on HofP website to the Irish Independent article by Sarah Macdonald

We now come to the first article on the web site and as it is quite long will break it down into smaller units and comment on it.

http://www.christinagallagher.org/en/

 

 

We, the people who freely attend the House of Prayer in Achill, find it incredible that yet again we have to correct the same slanderous lies propagated by the media in Ireland against Christina Gallagher and her spiritual director Fr Gerard McGinnity, even though we have stated the truth behind these horrific and libelous allegations time and time again, all made without a shred of evidence or proof.

Note the the opening line, We, the people who freely attend the House of Prayer in Achill. It has the 1984 feel to it. It is in fact not the people but a small cohort of totally controlled people. One is Pat Coleman and a director who is the enforcer and future leader who is there to keep the Irish people from getting anywhere near Christina to ask, “Show us the money.” Again, the opposite of what is going on, “who freely attend the House of Prayer.” The conditioning and use of fear is so profound that one does not use the word freely when speaking about the HofP. We will again deconstruct whether we are asking horrific questions, or whether we are coming close to the truth of what is going on. Continue reading

Fr Michael Drumm threatens to take a legal case to maintain apartheid in our National School system.

Disclaimer: Though this blog views the issue of cultism as its primary mission, the issues of undue influence in Education and the lack of constitutional awareness in our state is quite worrying.

We need to alert the Irish Public to what is in fact the defence of Catholic apartheid in the attempt to maintain in law the unconstitutional control of our National School system and turn them into Catholic Madrasas.

Note that this spokesperson uses the term Catholic Education and not the Constitutional National School system.

This is based on two pillars in order to obtain public funds.

1. Access to all in the catchment area. Also it is in breach of our constitution to require a child to be baptised to enter a school. The suggestion that a child must receive either Catholic or Church of Ireland baptism before entry is simony and a serious offence under Canon law.

2. The members of the various denominations present in the School must have access to teaching consistent with their faith or lack of it regardless who is the manager of a school. Attempts to actually subvert the secular curriculum and introduce a religious monopoly by scrambling the egg into every subject is a grievous breach of the human rights of the non Catholic parties. It seems what the Church can’t achieve through its sacraments they wish to subvert non Catholics when they are in a National School. We hope the Minister for Education does seek to have this law examined by the Courts Continue reading

Church should excommunicate House of Prayer founder – claim by Cathal Barry

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Irish News

Church should excommunicate House of Prayer founder – claim
Call for Church’s doctrinal watchdog to investigate Ms Gallagher for alleged heresy
The House of Prayer.The Church should excommunicate controversial Achill House
of Prayer founder Christina Gallagher, a former devotee of the
self-proclaimed visionary has said. Mick Power, a former
member of the controversial movement, has called on the
Church’s doctrinal watchdog to investigate Ms Gallagher
for alleged heresy and unverified claims of miracles.Mr Power became involved with the House of
Prayer with his wife Paula in 1998, after the death
of their only child, Tommy.

The 39-year-old described Ms Gallagher’s alleged
divine messages as “appalling” and “all about chastisements
and the end of the world. “She was always talking about the
Antichrist and the wrath of the beast,” according to the
Irish Independent.

Pro-active

There have also been calls for the Archdiocese of Armagh
to take a more pro-active stance on the House of Prayer’s
spiritual director, Fr Gerard McGinnity, who is parish
priest in Knockbridge in Co Louth, in the Armagh diocese.

A group of concerned relatives of devotees and ex-members
have called on Cardinal Seán Brady to stand over his agreement
to meet cult expert and the director of Dialogue Ireland,
Mike Garde, to answer questions about the priest.

It is reported, however, that Cardinal Brady,
who is no longer Archbishop of Armagh following the
acceptance of his resignation by Pope Francis on September 8,
has declined such an invitation.

Christina Gallagher founded the House of Prayer on
Achill Island, in Co Mayo in 1993. According to reports,
at the end of 2012, the centre was sitting on accumulated profits of €1.66m.

Approval

Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam has insisted the centre
does not have Church approval.

“While wishing to entirely respect the reputations of all involved,
the Archdiocese cannot but recall that sincere and well-ordered attempts on the part of the diocesan authorities to integrate this work into
the life of the local Church here met with a disappointing
lack of success,” a December 2009 diocesan statement said.

“Accordingly, while welcoming any and all sincere attempts
to promote orthodox Catholic faith and piety, the Archdiocese
cannot lend its approval to this work as matters stand and is
obliged to note that the same work is entirely of a private
nature and carries no ecclesiastical approval whatever.

“The Archbishop would call on all persons of good will
involved in the situation to reflect on what is best for the
Church at large and to exercise the greatest responsibility
and charity in the matter,” the statement concluded.

Requests to the Catholic Communications Office for
comment went unanswered as The Irish Catholic
went to press this week.

 http://www.irishcatholic.ie/article/christina-gallagher

Letters
Dear Editor,

I am writing to you about Cathal Barry’s article on Christina Gallagher and the House of Prayer in Achill (IC 30/10/14). You quoted Mick Power, who became involved with the House of Prayer in 1998, describing Ms Gallagher’s alleged divine messages as “appalling” and all about chastisement and the end of the world, and the antichrist.
Well, Christina is right. Our Lady says if we don’t turn back to God there will be a chastisement, and her divine messages are not appalling, and the antichrist is soon to rise up in the world.
Yours etc.,
Evelyn Gilchrist,

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