Jesse Duplantis is a flight risk as he goes around the Red Cow roundabout with Brendan Hade and the Victory Scientology enablers

The photograph was taken of  Jesse Duplantis’s airplane during the visit in 2011 to Galway where he gave us his distorted gospel of greed. He was a guest of disgraced Pastor Kevin Sanford who did a runner without paying the rent for the building he used for Abundant Life.

Pastors  Gerry Byrne, Sheila Hade and Brendan Hade

Gerry Byrne is on the left and is seen with the other Trustees of Victory Sheila and Brendan Hade.


We have the complete archive of these events and also of Kevin Sanford’s attempt to emerge squeaky clean in San Diego.

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The Palmarians face a ban on saying Mass in Ireland

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Sect featured in Dan Brown’s Origin faces ban on mass at Lusk house

May 12 2019,  The Sunday Times

The Co Dublin house is owned by sect leader ’Pope Peter III’

The Co Dublin house is owned by sect leader ’Pope Peter III’

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Irish members of the Palmarian church, a splinter Catholic sect that has been described as a cult, have been told to stop holding masses in a €600,000 house they bought in Lusk, Co Dublin, three years ago.

The secretive sect, which discourages members from engaging with non-followers, was served with enforcement proceedings by Fingal county council last August after the local authority discovered it was using the detached property to host masses without planning permission.

In planning documents, one of the owners of the property is listed as Joseph Odermatt the Spanishbased leader of the sect, whom Palmarians refer to as Pope Peter III.

The organisation, believed to have about 300 followers in Ireland, is the subject of novelist Dan Brown’s latest conspiracy thriller, Origin. Several family members of followers discussed being ostracised by acolytes of the sect on RTE’s Liveline in 2015. In November of that year the body of Bridget Crosbie, an 84-year-old follower of the religion, was found in the bedroom of her home in Wexford. She has been dead for at least two months. Her family claim she severed ties with them after joining the church in the late 1970s.

A planning consultant hired by the Palmarians last year defended their use of the house in Lusk for occasional masses. He argued they did not need planning because the property was largely used as a home for Fr George Albrecht and only part of the house had been turned into an oratory. He added that Albrecht used the chapel on a daily basis only for a “small number of his congregation to whom he provides pastoral care for low-profile religious worship activities”.

He said that Albrecht did say mass for a larger group of people on Sundays but that as he knew every individual who attended personally, it should be considered a private, rather than public, service. He noted there was nothing at the property or elsewhere revealing it was home to a priest or religious congregation.

Fingal county council ruled against the Palmarians. The sect subsequently appealed to An Bord Pleanala, which last week told them that planning permission was required to operate a church. They must now lodge a fresh application seeking permission to use the house as a church. If permission is refused, it could threaten the future of the sect’s Irish base.

The sect is funded exclusively by donations from followers, many of whom bequeath their homes to it. The Property Price Register shows the Lusk property, Leaca Ban, sold for €602,500 in 2016. Set on 3.5 acres with sea views, the 1980s-built house has six bedrooms and 320 sq m of living space. @colincoyle

Colin Coyle

News Editor

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“Tell No One.” The particular dynamics of sex abuse within the Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Tell No One.
The particular dynamics of sex abuse within the Jehovah’s Witnesses by Barry Whyte in the Sunday Business Post. Sunday April 21, 2019

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Why did Bishop Joseph Cassidy retire at 61 after being conned by Christina Gallagher?

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Watching the programme on the moving statues on RTE on Monday April 15, a few things are becoming clearer. Bishop Joseph Cassidy was a critical voice and was gentle in his questioning of the whole phenomenon. He was interviewed while he was Bishop of Clonfert. He was an energetic and relatively youthful bishop and soon became media spokesperson for the Irish Episcopal Conference. This role built on his talent for language and communication which was an attribute picked up at his Requiem Mass by his successor “he used language with care, with discrimination and with feeling. He loved to play on words and to pun. His homilies were not only education but entertainment. His language was fresh, his vision poetic.

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Later on 22 August 1987 he was appointed to the position of archbishop of the Archdiocese of Tuam. We heard about the Sligo situation back in 1983 and there it is not so much about moving statues but visions. It was here that Christina visited and likely conjured up her plan to create the House of Prayer. However, in her case there is no evidence of any deep spirituality just a vision of living in luxury and conning people. This is the link to Christina’s life of material wealth and spiritual delusion ably written about by Jim Gallagher, called Immaculate Deception.

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Did you know the racket at the House of Prayer is still making a lot of noise?

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Arthur Whyte rejects mediation meeting in a monastery to discuss his ‘healing?’

Arthur WhyteArthur as he was  a few years ago.

I phoned Arthur last night but it went to voicemail. I noticed that he was on Whatsapp. I tried again and he answered. He asked who was ringing and I said Mike Garde, the Director of Dialogue Ireland. He was hesitant, but stayed with it. I said I would like to meet him at a monastery. He seemed to want to seek space to get his thoughts together. I said I wanted to address with him issues connected to undue influence. He suddenly asked for time. I felt like he wanted to make a confession.
I said no problem and asked him to phone me back at 12 noon tomorrow.
He was very gentle and not at all defensive or like a cult leader. He seemed ready to engage. I said if we met he would be granted total confidentiality. We would agree on the text of a statement. If he walked away I said I would be free to publish this. He asked me for my phone number which I gave.

Now Arthur looks very worn out and is dealing with the memories of events like being on a bus which was blown up. Is he now a bombed out healer. Having started out as an ethical healer he has learnt from the master Tony Quinn who taught his disciples to UOPM Use Other Peoples Money.  His seminars now seem to be taken out of the Tony Quinn play book.

No call came at noon so I sent him two texts:
Whatsapp text: Just checking whether you are going to keep your word about phoning me at midday. More to follow…

Further to my call, here is my number again in case you wish to keep to your word to call me at midday today. Mike Garde, Director, Dialogue Ireland Trust.😁

As one former member wrote:
I didn’t think he would meet you as that would mean facing things which he doesn’t want to, but was hoping he would have.
My reply:
You summed it up well. What I thought was genuine turned out to be a rabbit caught in the lights
As you can see he has gone missing. He has removed voice mail. Will move to publish.

He phoned me for a second and then he can claim he tried to call back. Sorry Arthur that won’t wash.

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