“House of Prayer turned our mum into a fanatic….”

By JIM GALLAGHER. Sunday World, Dec 1st, 2013

A BROTHER and sister have revealed how the cult House of Prayer on Achill Island has torn their family apart.

Ted Loughman and his sister Katherine claim their mother has refused to talk to them in over two years because they are opposed to Christina Gallagher’s organisation. They say their mum Mary (73), was once a happy woman devoted to her family who would go on holiday every year with her three children.

But now the Tipperary pensioner, who regularly travels to Achill, walks past them in the street.

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Ted (50), also suspects his mother has handed over a lot of money to the self-styled visionary, who leads a millionaire’s lifestyle with a collection of stunning mansions, all uncovered by the Sunday World over the past five years.

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When Mary’s husband, also Ted, died she was left comfortably off with some land, a hardware shop which has since been sold and two holiday villas in Alicante, Spain. “Dad never owed anyone anything. He did not leave her poor,” said Ted. “She was very vulnerable at the time and the perfect target for Gallagher. She sucked her in. We don’t know what has happened to the houses in Spain, but they are locked up and not being used.

Ted said things began to change when their dad died in November 2002. “Before that, mother had only gone to the House of Prayer a few times. Her neighbour was always asking her to go, but my dad did not trust it.

Katherine said: “Mum was at me and I went once, but I remember telling her ‘never ask me again.” I did not think Gallagher was genuine. I remember sitting outside and seeing these bodyguards who all had soft-top cars. “I said to mum, ‘what is this? They are not following any religion, look at the cars they are driving’. She told me to ‘shush’. A man came over and told me to put away my phone as no photographs were allowed. I was about to take a picture, but they said they would confiscate my phone and put me out.

Katherine remembered that Gallagher came outside for only a few seconds and made a little wave before disappearing. “She did not even say anything. I said to mum that Christina was supposed to pray with everyone, but mum said she was too busy. Mum did not talk to me for three weeks after that. I said, ‘don’t ask me again, I will drive you up, but I am not going in’.

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She is giving money all right. She was buying rosary beads and I told her to buy them in Knock, not there. They did not mean anything to me.” The siblings said two of their mum’s brothers were totally opposed to the House of Prayer, but a sister was also a follower. “Mum won’t talk to her brothers. You just can’t talk to her about it,” said Katherine.

Mum has not spoken to me in three years. I was coming out of the filling station one morning and she was walking past. I said, ‘hello mother’, and she walked right past me.

Ted said local farmers told him that at one stage his mother was thinking of building a House of Prayer on her land, but nothing came of it.
My mum is fanatical. It is pure bull***t. You just don’t talk to her about Achill,” said Ted, who sells milking machines and is well known in Tipperary for raising €88,000 for local charities with sponsored cycle rides.

Mum-of-three Katherine added: “She always came away with us every summer. Mum used to be great fun.

Revelations

Ted said the bus left Tipperary for Achill every Saturday morning at 5.30am and his mother would be on it. Sometimes there were just 13 other passengers, whereas before the Sunday World revelations about Gallagher’s mansions in Malahide, City West Dublin, Ballina, Newport and the UK, the bus was packed. Just last month we revealed how the daughter of another of Gallagher’s obsessed fans said the House of Prayer had destroyed her family as well. She said her mother had lost half her body weight with constant fasting and would say up to 100 rosaries a day.

Gallagher claims to get regular messages about the end of the world from the Virgin Mary and Jesus. Anyone who contributes to her cause or attends the House of Prayer will be saved, she claims. Millions of euro have been pumped into her coffers and she has built five Houses of Prayer in America since opening the Achill HQ 20 years ago.

jim.gallagher@sundayworld.com

71 Responses

  1. house of prayer I heard they a house of prayer in Mexico and there is a house of prayer in the United States. House of prayer in three areas Achill, Mexico, and United states 3 house of prayer interesting how are they funded.

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  2. Anyone (Jim Lynn etc) who is associated with Christina Gallagher to the point where they are making her an extraordinarily wealthy woman is by definition a fraud, an elder abuser,and a liar. Anyone who pretends to The House of Prayer Ltd is Catholic.

    Being a drunk, according to eye witnesses, as is Christina Gallagher, is the least of your worries…
    The book, The Immaculate Deception by Jim Gallagher tells it as it is…http://www.amazon.com/The-Immaculate-Deception-Christine-Gallaghers/dp/1907162011

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  3. This was sent by Jim Lynn of Greystones pretending to be in Russia. What type of person tries to abuse the office of those trying to help people. Jim Lynn does this for his Lady and Master Christina. What a sicko.
    This where his IP is located. Continent: Europe (EU)
    Country: Ireland (IE)
    Capital: Dublin
    State: Wicklow
    City Location: Greystones
    ISP: Eircom
    Organization: Eircom
    AS Number: AS5466 Eircom Limited
    Otherwise known as HofP ISIS

    Note full stops:

    What is this? Is it known? Is it legally or dangerousshe is afraid and I seek advice

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  4. Please will you help me…I wish to find urgent informations about DIONYSIUS CULT.sounding like Dion-isis..so please if spelled wrong.
    I am sorry I have yet not email here .so I cannot contact you formal and must send from internet café.but need your help urgent.
    My cousin found working in Verona Italy is under pressuring from fellows to join a Dionysus Cult.
    What is this? Is it known? Is it legally or dangerous…she is afraid and I seek advice and tried to find informations but only finds about ancient diety gods og Rome and Greece.
    I am afraid that it is danger….so beg advice and I will be staying in touch with this site which frinnd found for me here as Ireland experts.
    With heartful thanks
    Elvira (from Russia)

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  5. Mick Powerless low voltage could you reply to Jim Lynn if he in fact is Jim Lynn?
    These are the claims you have made about him. he is in fact got a problem if he is not Jim Lynn how can you defame him, and also if he wishes to take a case for defamation he needs to actually write to us as himself otherwise he is just another anonymous commentator
    1. You are a fraud
    2. a liar.
    3. an elder abuser,
    4. a drunk,
    5. a facilitator of directly aiding Christina Gallagher towards her aim of accumulating even more wealth, using your own name in title deeds of a property worth €1,000,000.
    You asked him this question which he has avoided.

    Tell us all, again, in what book, and in what page did Christina Gallagher predict the Indian Ocean Tsunami? You came here claiming she predicted it, now, point out where she said it?

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  6. Could you confirm you are Jim Lynn? That you live in Greystones?
    You have denied it before and used about 50 different names from the same IP address?. Could you let me know why it is you tend to leave a number of full stops in your sentences and have a difficulty in forming sentences?
    I will answer your questions, the ones I can, (I did not ask the ones you are asking me to answer,) when you answer this one. Can you confirm you are the beneficial owner of the Malahide house? Also if Christina has a multi million house purchased long before the Sunday World or I knew anything about it why does Christina need a House in City West among the Kinahan gang? Is it not greed to not be able to sell one and then spend money obtained from vulnerable Catholics for the next one?
    As I said, the person who wrote to you must answer the points they raised, but I am open to meeting with you in your nearest Garda station.

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  7. Yes….let me know of ANY fraud EVER committed by myself. AND based on solid evidence….not hearsay from your curs.
    Let me know the name/location or incident of ANY elder abuse I ever committed. Again the name and address of the abused ….and was the abuse reported to the Gardai?
    Let me know details of ANY lies I ever committed. When, where, to whom etc….
    BUT….when you are at it YOU Garde I request again to withdraw the LIES YOU PUBLISHED ABOUT ME….like for example stating that I had gone fundraising in USA etc. I c can, do and repeat that it is YOU who is the LIAR.
    And also let me know when YOU…or any of your lying curs EVER witnissed me even being in possession of a drink…SO again….WHERE/when/who and DO get it into your befuddled head that I am demanding details..names…places etc…..

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  8. Jim/Mick,

    I would rather point out that Mick Powerless is MICHAEL GARDE…probably writing this CRIMINAL diatribe in the aftermath of too much cheap cider from Lidl….

    …………….I would say this use of Lidl cider is interesting. It could be because Lidl is so close to your house?………………………….Wrong again Jim/Mick this person has got an angle on you. Could you reply to his questions please?

    Were he sober….and were he to abide by even the lowest laws of decency…HE would have HAD to remove such a vicious false and MASSIVELY dangerous post on his website of hatred against all people supporting the House of Prayer…

    ….///<<<<>>>>>……

    He wrote,

    You are a fraud, a liar, an elder abuser, a drunk, a facilitator of directly aiding Christina Gallagher towards her aim of accumulating even more wealth, using your own name in title deeds of a property worth €1,000,000.

    This person asks you a simple question which is in the public domain. Your name is on the Malahide property. You have also acknowledged that you live in Greystones and that if anyone approaches your house you will use lethal force. Hopefully you did not take out any canvasser at the election? So please respond and stop trying to divert.

    but ….LET EVERYONE KNOW…this post allowed OR compiled by MICHAEL GARDE goes into an already big dossier which is being prepared with VERY precise legal experts…and a draft of which has already gone to the Gardai at senior level…..
    The end is NIGH…..

    ………………………………………….. Note you wobbled already and now suggest I allowed it and perhaps I am not MP? Of course I did. But in order for you to be able to take a case you would have to tell us what was inaccurate and who you are. So as you are invisible you can’t. However, I would like to meet you in Dungarvan, Greystones, Mountjoy or Harcourt Square to discuss with these issues with the Gardai. Let me know when you are ready. Do you still have the shakes which make you ….. keep using ……?(full stops all the time) Your sentence construction is as a result not great. By the way if you could let me know any item that is not true I will remove it.

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  9. I would rather point out that Mick Powerless is MICHAEL GARDE…probably writing this CRIMINAL diatribe in the aftermath of too much cheap cider from Lidl….
    Were he sober….and were he to abide by even the lowest laws of decency…HE would have HAD to remove such a vicious false and MASSIVELY dangerous post on his website of hatred against all people supporting the House of Prayer….but ….LET EVERYONE KNOW…this post allowed OR compiled by MICHAEL GARDE goes into an already big dossier which is being prepared with VERY precise legal experts…and a draft of which has already gone to the Gardai at senior level…..
    The end is NIGH…..

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  10. ‘Jim Lynn.Greystones..Supporter of Christina Gallagher on February 27, 2016 at 8:12 pm’

    You are a fraud, a liar, an elder abuser, a drunk, a facilitator of directly aiding Christina Gallagher towards her aim of accumulating even more wealth, using your own name in title deeds of a property worth €1,000,000.

    Tell us all, again, in what book, and in what page did Christina Gallagher predict the Indian Ocean Tsunami?
    You came here claiming she predicted it, now, point out where she said it?

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  11. I am a member of the Catholic Church. I do not believe in or support the house of prayer or any of the people who go there Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Michael Neary, has in His Grace’s statements on the house of prayer stated clearly that the house of prayer has no approval whatever from the Catholic Church and that the work that goes on there does not enjoy the confidence of the diocesan authorities.

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  12. Sorry Mark….all your remarks are trivial, inaccurate and lack knowledge or are based on gossip and lies..
    All the TRUTH of HoP is well documented and as we all supporters of this Mission …we owe no apology nor no explanation to anyomne…because this work is a work directed by The Blessed Virgin who we love and venerate …..all the scurrilous lies and hatred against Christina Gallagher only strengenthens us in our belief….as we experience daily, enormous blessings and help forall our families and those for whom we pray….so from one who has seen the miracles of healings and protection….I beg everyone to know this….Our Ladys work and glory prevails there where there you the media ridicule and mock…but…Almighth God will draw his han over all of us…

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  13. House of prayer is a scam and unfortunately Christiana Gallagher followers still believe her and give her money. Cults like the house of prayer should be investigated by the inland revenue why has nobody investigated the House of prayer?.

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  14. how meny families has yure muther wrecked? Why she rufesing to granny your kits? resport her to James reilly…for nelgecting

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  15. This has also happen my mother.. She refuses to be a mother and grand parent and also has my 😢 dad brain wash. Christina Gallagher ruined my child Hood as i was constandly stuck in doors praying cause the world was going to end!! Now i dont have a mother over the heads off her she talks complete mental stuff and when i called Achill a CULT she told me i was going to die a painful DEATH. I want this woman to stop wrecking families!!

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  16. Ok if this woman has healed hundreds of people why is she not being made a saint??? Don’t give me the bull shite answer that she doesn’t want it . More like she would be proven a fraud! If any Christian would believe that giving money will save your soul then you should save up and buy a bible , Jesus and his followers took a vow of poverty

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  17. ‘How else would they have met?’
    And by the way, if you ask any inconvenient questions, it’s a dead giveaway. It automatically means you work for satan(eg like Jim Gallagher does, actually. Fact.), are ‘against’ Gutsy, are an unbeliever, and hence, a traitor. And not even the Cardinal can save you from burning, apparently. One just can never be too prudent, now can they? No, you must surrender all and any thoughts of, well, using your common sense. It should be one of the commandments. As that too is an obvious sin, apparently…
    There are no limits as to how gullible, fanatical, aggressive and how many porkies for Jesus you can tell, to be saved. It’s your duty, their lady commanded it via Gutsy her very self. *cough*
    Now where did I leave that 250 Euro picture, as I think it’s batteries need changing…

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  18. No honour among thieves, as they say, Angie. The wheel is turning…

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  19. The “convicted, and fellow con-artist, Rooney” socialises in the same circle as Gallagher. How else would they have met?

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  20. Yes, the messages are real, Gutsy Gallagher said she needs millions of euros to protect her from, I don’t really know, the rain I suppose, and lots of Awkward questions. Even our lady and Christina’s well paid solicitors were not able to stop, well, anyone really, from checking (1) the land registry, confirming how very wealthy she really is, and hence, (2) her whereabouts. Except when she is boozing hard on her hard earned nightclubbers holidays. Although, in fairness, even she must realise by now how deluded and out of place she is, among the young and hip. Your lady isn’t very smart, and Christina isn’t either(think what happened with convicted, and fellow con-artist, Rooney) as neither will trust anyone else, now, with the money to purchase another new property. Yes, Christina or your lady(Christina again) could not even see into Rooney’s heart, or his background.
    Hence, her only real success is acquiring vast quantities of money, and a handful of brainwashed violent fanatics, paid henchmen and, again, paid, Trolls, like yourself. But please don’t let your now very limited facilities get in the way of these facts, as it’s mind-blowingly entertaining for everyone else. Truth is, anybody with a milligram of independently functional cognitive brain matter avoids the place like an eboli colony. You couldn’t make up a place like the hop…

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  21. The messages are real I firmly believe them Queen ofPeace pray forus

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  22. In the light of Mrs M. Loughman.s signed testimony available for the whole world to read on The House of Prayer website, should not Dialogueireland publish that same retraction exposing the lies and falsity of yet another Jim Gallagher-Sunday World article/
    I feel uneasy that DI so enmires its credibility in the exposees of a gutter tabloid which has been shown again and again to be based only on lies and gossip.
    WHO can now expect anything other than a sincere apology from DI to Mrs Loughman….and also Angie and the rest of DI.s band of trolls should withdraw their poison remarks also….

    I would now expect Mrs Loughman to take defamation action against all concerned. She has the perfect case. Let her now find the appropriate lawyer like BLACK &SON..Dublin…then there will be wigs on the green!!!!

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  23. ‘The People’ are not responsible for the manure on this blog.
    dialogueireland is responsible for the manure on this blog.

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  24. Young Ireland, It is quite amazing to think that even after their cover has been blown, that they are brazen enough to express the spirituaity of the sewer. They have never once actually reponded to a post. They only trying to divert by pouring manure all over the comment section.

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  25. Yet you clearly have no problem gossiping about DI yourself. Very consistent.

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  26. You are deluded to even think the HoP would have put that up! You folk have no doubt posted it as yet another tactic to insult the people who support the HoP. Your ludicrous speculations and assumptions are way off the mark as usual. You forget that this is a blog, a gossip shop, not a credible source of informations, like all blogs. I have stated the truth about the HoP to counteract your propaganda and have challenged all your false accusations about this holy work.

    The DI cult have proved yet again that they cannot deal with the truth when it hits you up the face because it doesn’t agree with your mantra.

    Get a life!

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  27. And now we have, right on cue, some more sockpuppetry from the HoP. Same pattern, different thread. Engage until the discussion goes south and then fall back on the usual tactic of hurling some abuse.

    Most websites would remove such comments on sight, but I’m going to keep them up for our readers to see exactly what the HoP has to offer.

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  28. I don’t see what Mike Garde and Jim Gallagher’s private life have to do with this. We all know when Mike says to Jim the sun shines out of your arse where it leads to…

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  29. Oh dear oh dear oh dear…I am so sick of this cock-suckery….by DI

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  30. dialogueireland, I’ll give you a clue: –

    I think you’re gonna need a bigger boat

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  31. It is amusing to point out a tactic used by our HoP troll only for the very next post to employ that very same tactic.

    What I would have you believe is that nothing credible comes out of the Sunday World.

    The article above states ….

    The SW claimed that…

    The SW reported the story…

    This recent article yet again is one-sided, heavily biased, propaganda…

    The Sunday World didn’t make those claims – the children of the HoP participants did. It is much harder to dismiss Ted and Katherine giving their account, so instead you use the transparent tactic of ignoring them and attacking Jim.

    Many businesses use proxy servers for their employees, it is common practice.

    Actually this isn’t common practice, and certainly not when it comes to Ireland. It’s a pretty big coincidence that all those posting against the HoP do not use proxies, while the one entity posting in favour does use proxies (occasionally forgetting to turn the proxy on, which was a bit of a boo boo). There is also browser fingerprinting and the like to nail down the sockpuppetry. Or to put it another way, you were busted on this ages ago.

    Here are some of the ‘concerns raised’ in the past http://www.voiceofourladyspilgrims.com/nameless.html

    I found it amusing that you would link that, for the following reasons:

    1) You’re still ignoring people like Ted and Katherine (not to mention others like McCrory, the Morrisseys, etc.) who have put their names and faces to their accounts.

    2) The, almost pathological, hatred you direct towards DI and the Sunday World is obvious, but it is interesting that you do not include other sources of reporting. Some of the quotations on that page are from The Irish Catholic (which you can read here: https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2009/07/20/irish-catholic-comment-on-christina/) and it does seem odd that this source is never cited. Why is there no acknowledgement of The Irish Catholic as a source? Would it damage the party line to try claiming that The Irish Catholic was ‘anti-Catholic’?

    3) The lack of images of the mansions, land registry records, cheque stubs, etc. are, unsurprisingly, absent. The use of unsourced quotations, devoid of the wider context and supporting evidence in which said quotations are made, seems to be standard HoP practice.

    You constantly say that the posters on here who speak up for the HoP ARE the HOP when it is quite apparent they are not.

    As I have alluded to many times in the past, your sockpuppetry motivated us to put in place some additional tools to track said sockpuppetry. We have years of data as a reference on this, so you can pretend all you want. It is amusing though.

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  32. how long is novena? nine days/ nine weeks?

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  33. Correction Our Lady has asked the people to join in the Novena in honour of the Blessed Trinity at the HoP and fast on one day a week on bread and tea.

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  34. What I would have you believe is that nothing credible comes out of the Sunday World. It is not a reliable source of truth and neither are you.

    The article above states that Mary travels to Achill on the bus which is untrue. She drives herself in her own car. The SW claimed that she is ‘vulnerable’ when she is anything but. I will not speculate about the situation with this family as you and the SW would do. The SW reported the story of the woman whose mother prays 100 Rosaries a day, as did you, again untrue, this is impossible. Any degree of research would have uncovered the facts behind these falsities Here are some of the ‘concerns raised’ in the past http://www.voiceofourladyspilgrims.com/nameless.html Any degree of research would have uncovered the fact that the HoP is in no way whatsoever a cult.

    This recent article yet again is one-sided, heavily biased, propaganda from stalker Jim Gallagher, part of an obsessive campaign of hate and you may not like it but the general public can see right through it. Many many people who do not go to the House of Prayer, who I have talked to, have volunteered this comment to me about this obvious hate campaign.

    You state that I am all the people and the only person posting in favour of the HoP and that is untrue. You spout on about proxy-this and proxy-that and this-proves-that but what rubbish. Many businesses use proxy servers for their employees, it is common practice. You suggesting that I am all the people posting here who support the HoP is preposterous. I have observed however that all people who do come onto this blog to support the HoP have been shot down in a venomous fury of hate by you.

    I have told you before i am not a spokesperson of the HoP I am an ordinary person who goes to the HoP to pray and who posts on here to state the truth in a sea of lies – and I am subjected to a tirade of abuse from you and all your pseudonyms, ignoring my points and constantly repeating your cult mantra. (you are in a cult if you ask me!) You constantly say that the posters on here who speak up for the HoP ARE the HOP when it is quite apparent they are not. This is a blog! It is a laughable idea.

    Our Lady Queen of Peace desires of the people who visits Her House (and all people), that they please come back to Her and Her Son; that they repent; go to Confession; receive the Sacraments worthily; follow the 10 commandments; pray the Rosary; join in the Novena at the HoP and fast one day a week on bread and water. She does not pressurise or influence people, nor does anyone else at Her House. She requests and She pleads. We are all free to accept or reject Her messages.

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  35. In my first comment I contradicted the story at the core of this thread.

    Actually it didn’t, but let’s explore it. You would have us believe that it is normal for a “very strong minded woman” to be unable/unwilling to speak to her own children. That doesn’t seem to compute to me, particularly given that this isn’t an isolated case as TV3 demonstrated only three weeks ago. It’s just another example of a comment you make that is deeply unsatisfying, to say the least. I explore this further below.

    However, If I were concerned about my mother, the very last thing I would want to do is confide in such a disreputable organisation as the Sunday World, well known for peddling lies to sell their papers.

    Let’s take this comment and explore it with some key questions:

    – Did the Sunday World misrepresent or print lies about the Loughmans? Clearly not.
    – Did the Sunday World offer them a platform to air their concerns? Absolutely.

    It is here that we can see that you have your comment backwards. How bad does the HoP have to be, and how controlling their influence upon a mother, that a son and daughter would feel compelled to speak out in such a public and forceful way? Other than warning members of the public to what they have experienced, the Loughmans have no payoff whatsoever for pursuing such a course of action. But, as we shall explore below, there is a little more to the HoP ‘logic’ than this.

    ‘dialogue ireland’, ‘madhair’, ‘Anon’, ‘Angie’ and all your other pseudonym, you are a firm believer in your own propaganda.

    It never ceases to amuse me that you accuse everyone else of suckpuppetry while you continue to be the only one engaging in sockpuppetry. But the above comment is rather illuminating, as was aimed in response to when I wrote “In it you have two people expressing their concerns regarding their mother…“. Interesting.

    Those Loughmans are not the Sunday World and they are not Dialogue Ireland, something clear to any observer. They spoke freely and candidly about their experience, which is again clear to any observer. They said their piece and put their names and faces on their account. Which makes your comment regarding ‘propaganda’ very illuminating.

    You really do need to believe that such an account isn’t the speech of the Loughmans, rather you need to believe it is Dialogue Ireland or Sunday World ‘propaganda’. If you believe, and can get others to believe, that such is not truly emanating from a family giving their honest account but rather is the work of some evil conspiracy involving the media then you can justify, at least to yourself, the wholesale discounting of the Loughmans’ testimony.

    This is the same psychological pattern that you have displayed again and again and again on our site (as well as in the ‘official’ statements on the HoP website). There is no real substantive response to the concerns raised, instead you paint it all up as being the work of evil forces who out to get the HoP is some mad conspiracy only the HoP can see.

    When Jim published the land registry records? Utterly ignored because, apparently in HoP logic, Jim is a stalker or some such.
    When the Morrissey’s spoke out and provided cheque stub evidence showing donations to John Rooney (named owner of one of Christina’s mansions) and McGinnity? Utterly ignored because, according to HoP logic, the Sunday World being hate campaigners make all that evidence go away.
    When both TV3 and the Sunday World published undercover video showing the use of apocalyptic messages to fundraise? Deemed irrelevant because, in the world of the HoP, the giant media conspiracy is out to get them.
    When Archbishop Neary publishes full statements that pertain to the HoP and how such has no church approval and does not enjoy the confidence of the diocesan authorities? HoP reading technique seems to demand that full context not be considered, and stripping out a single quote-mined line to the exclusion of everything else the Archbishop said somehow makes it all go away.
    When details are published about the EIGHT mansions that Christina has acquired over the years? In HoP linguistics ‘house’ apparently means ‘fecking huge mansions’ so they can claim ‘The People™ bought her a house’.
    When it was reported about the memo circulated in the US to send Christina cash only? In HoP land if you ignore it then it apparently goes away.

    All those evidences and testimony, of which the Loughmans’ is merely the latest addition, are all ignorable because it is, apparently in the HoP’s eyes, SW&DI ‘propaganda’. With such an utterly inability to deal with concerns raised, and the ubiquitous branding of those who disagree as ‘anti-Catholic’ ‘hate-mongers’ ‘stalkers’ or being reminiscent of the ‘Fuehrer’, is it any wonder why the Loughmans would chose to go public in such a fashion?

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  36. themadhair said “In it you have two people expressing their concerns regarding their mother…”

    ‘dialogue ireland’, ‘madhair’, ‘Anon’, ‘Angie’ and all your other pseudonym, you are a firm believer in your own propaganda.

    In my first comment I contradicted the story at the core of this thread. Mary, the woman talked of in the article is a very strong minded woman and for anyone who knows her, (which you don’t) , ‘vulnerable’ is not a word they would use to describe her. Quite the opposite in fact.

    These siblings would have my sympathy had they not sold their mother out to the gutter press for their 30 pieces and plastered her private life all over it. I will not speculate about the situation of this family as you would do. However, If I were concerned about my mother, the very last thing I would want to do is confide in such a disreputable organisation as the Sunday World, well known for peddling lies to sell their papers. My parents, like Mary, believe the messages of Our Lady Queen of Peace and they support the House of Prayer, they also believe in the work of Trocaire and support it, they give generously to our parish for its upkeep and the construction and renovation of its buildings etc, as generations have done before them. What they do with their money is up to them. It is not my money.

    Like Mary, my parents and thousands of people freely travel every week to pray at this shrine to Our Lady, and they freely leave and get on with living independent from the House of Prayer, with their lives are enriched by all the great graces received from Our Lady Queen of Peace at Her House of Prayer.

    I suspect dialogueireland, that according to your conspiracy cult theory, anyone AT ALL who believes in God and supports His work should be branded. You, a reminder of the Fuehrer himself !

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  37. As the Director of DI I fully agree with your view. The comments are the best we can get to describe the cultist mind set other than going into the House of Prayer itself. They show the mind set around conspiracy, the Masons and a rabid sectarianism. They for example will not allow that we have commended Fr McGinnity for his perseverance after been treated very badly by the Catholic Church. The Trolls are in a bind as if they agree it is bad, they appear to be disloyal to the Church they have no interest in serving. They are a self serving cabal of totally fanatic supporters. They remind me of those still believing the Fuehrer would be victorious even when the Russians were in Berlin.

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  38. DI, if you know the IP address of the poster, would WordPress allow you to ban them from the site?

    The WordPress.com platform is poor when it comes to moderation tools. An IP ban would be ineffective since the person in question is jumping from proxy to proxy.

    Even if such a ban were technically possible I’d still be hesitant. The disconnect between the article contents and their comments does more to damage their credibility than the article alone – they hoist themselves by their own petard as it were.

    Take this thread as an illustrative example. In it you have two people expressing their concerns regarding their mother, and the HoP influence upon her, and all the negative consequences thereof. It’s a powerful piece that gets right to the heart of the matter. Real people giving voice to the reality of damage the HoP is doing to their family.

    Now compare that strong direct and forceful article with the HoP troll response. Personally, I want people to see that the HoP have no defence to offer other than posting website links, mockery, claims of victimhood, claims of conspiracy and generally engaging in some of the most transparent derail tactics you’ll ever see – I really do feel such comments left by the HoP troll does a lot to damage their credibility, and are an addition to the strong body of evidence against the HoP already posted on our site.

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  39. No, it is the perversion of the truth that your organisation is peddling that is unwelcome here.

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  40. Young Ireland, on December 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm said:
    I think “Read the Messages of Our Lady Queen of Peace” has long overstayed their welcome.

    It is the truth that is unwelcome on this blog.

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  41. Angie, is big mike not risking getting kicked up his/her quim???

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  42. DI, if you know the IP address of the poster, would WordPress allow you to ban them from the site? I think “Read the Messages of Our Lady Queen of Peace” has long overstayed their welcome.

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  43. dialogueireland you do make some idiot claims when you are faced with the truth.

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  44. Quote of the week for the proxy Queen of Achill

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  45. Yes remember dialogueireland, no-one is anonymous on the internet which means that there is a digital trail back to your hate campaign.

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  46. Themadhair
    Thank you for your expertise in this matter. Very devious tactics used by the troll on behalf of the House of Prayer. He has cleaned up his act somewhat, however, does he not understand yet that no-one can take him seriously when he posts the same material over and over again?

    All that effort for nothing!

    I sincerely hope that the families who are concerned about loved ones who are under the control of Gallagher and McGinnity will get justice. It is well overdue.

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  47. themadhair said:
    “bloody ‘ell, this un has lost inheritance written all over it….”
    Ironically this is probably true, and likely going towards financing…

    And your evidence of this is certainly non existent

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  48. Angie said “…Educo cult, however, letters were printed in their magazine about recovery from cancer etc., of miraculous recoveries and yet I cannot recall one of them actually showing proof of it.”

    There is an absolute abundance of witness testimony of lives totally changed for the better, through hearing the messages of Our Lady Queen of Peace through Christina Gallagher and visiting the House of Prayer. Young people who were drug addicts who were instantly cured of their addiction and are now living proof in their lives without drugs. They and hundreds more witness also to their spiritual conversion and renewal verified by the true living out of their Catholic faith. Over 700 testimonies report physical healings, conversions, protection and other signs and experiences at the HoP.

    So the truth of the messages given to Mrs Gallagher have been MASSIVELY verified. On top of this are four major physical healings described by professionals as medically and scientifically inexplicable. These cases included the healing of a crippled man at the House of Prayer witnessed by many people and the healing of pancreatic cancer of a woman whose file had been placed with the dead when she was sent home to die. It is into these fully documented cases of supernatural phenomena, that a proper ecclesiastical investigation will take place. A commission made up of canonists, theologists, doctors, and psychologists will look at these proofs, examine them and the visionary and witnesses will be interviewed.. This long awaited Ecclesiastical Commission that has yet to begin.

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  49. This is an interesting development. The specific tactic of pretending that ‘The People™’ are up in arms and speaking en-masse has always been around from them. See for example: http://www.voiceofourladyspilgrims.com/
    They let the ball drop somewhat with the old copyright notice on that site which used to read “© Copyright Our Lady Queen of Peace House of Prayer 2009“. Ooops! No wonder they recently changed it (although it still survived for over two years). The footer source code, to take another example, is a complete copy & paste of the official site – illustrating that ‘The People™’ aren’t running the website.

    Angie is quite corrected when she states she hasn’t heard any statements – because in the last number of years this purported army composed of ‘The People™’ haven’t seen fit to put forward any spokespeople for interviews (whether that be TV3, Sunday World, Dialogue Ireland, or any of the other media sources who have reported in the HoP). What you do have is two tightly controlled websites. For some reason that doesn’t seem to be what one expect if ‘The People™’ were really as up in arms as certain HoP representatives would have us believe. Being quite familiar with supporter websites, I can’t say I’ve ever seen any supporters’ groups that gave the copyrights to the thing being supported….

    This new focus on ‘The People™’ is, as I said, interesting. This line caught my eye: “Why do they continue to lash Mrs.Gallagher when it is we, the directors and representatives of the people who responded on the internet to their false allegations?” Given the HoP comment sections on Dialogue Ireland I found this a fascinating comment. There hasn’t been ‘The People™’ posting on Dialogue Ireland, rather there has been ‘The Person™’ and their use of proxy servers. When people post comments their IP is recorded by the WordPress system. Given our experiences with HoP sockpuppetry in the past we implemented some additional tools, which allow us to more easily keep track of this sockpuppetry.

    Our resident HoP troll doesn’t seem to be aware that their use of proxy servers make it easier for us to track their sockpuppetry. Irish IPs are fairly easy to spot, particularly if the ISP in question is attached (Eircom, Three, Vodafone, etc.). Proxys are also easy to spot, particularly when the VPS/Proxy company is attached. The above HoP comment was made through such a service, making it stick out like a sore thumb in the comment data – now why would ‘The People™’ be using such services? Raw IP data only gets you so far and, as alluded to previously, we have extra tools at our disposal to link the sockpuppetry.

    At this stage the answer to Angie’s wonderings becomes clear. The reason there are no interviewees is because there are no ‘The People™’ – just one person who really doesn’t get how easily their proxy attempts are tracked.

    It doesn’t seem like this sort of PR tactic is working to convince anyone though. On Dialogue Ireland we link to our sources – whether that be Archbishop Neary, a media source like Sunday World or TV3, or the HoP itself. The lack of such linking on the HoP sites is pretty noticeable, as is the lack of full quotations to show context (see, for example, how they quote-mine Archbishop Neary’s statements). The websites also don’t state, nor even link to, any of the substantive criticisms made regarding the HoP. No reference to the cheque stubs, land registry records, undercover video, loss of charitable status, those eight mansions, the Mercedes, etc. What I also find interesting is how ‘The People™’ can post freely on Dialogue Ireland, and yet ‘The People™”s own website doesn’t offer this. This inability to find such information on the HoP sites is a feature and not a bug.

    While the HoP can achieve information control on their own sites, they cannot do similar wider afield. Hence the hammering they get in the media where claims of using donations to buy luxury mansions can’t be swept under the rug – and also from ordinary people too. This sample thread from boards.ie shows what the typical response when HoP get brought up in a medium the HoP doesn’t control: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=55594387

    It does baffle me why this HoP troll thinks these tactics are effective, particularly on a thread like the present one with folks like the Loughman’s laying out their concerns in a very strong manner – putting a human face of a dire issue.

    bloody ‘ell, this un has lost inheritance written all over it….

    Ironically this is probably true, and likely going towards financing Christina’s next purchase extravaganza.

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  50. Actually it was Quinn, like McGinnity, who talked about cancers being cured etc., and yet, where is the proof?

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  51. What I mean are verbal statements made in public rather than on their website. You need to understand that many miracles are alluded to that have no basis in fact. Anyone can pretend they have a problem and then miraculously cured. It happens all the time in religious groups who want to draw people and their money. Why don’t they go on a television programme and talk about it? Anyone can say that a doctor said this or that, however, you would need written confirmation from the doctor to prove it.
    I know you hate the H of P being compared to the Educo cult, however, letters were printed in their magazine about recovery from cancer etc., of miraculous recoveries and yet I cannot recall one of them actually showing proof of it. One woman told her story on a seminar about how instrumental Quinn was in her recovery following a car accident and later admitted to gross exaggeration of the facts.

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  52. Troll for dialogue ireland Angie, said:
    What statements? I have yet to hear anyone make a statement.

    Keep up Angie! – read them on http://www.christinagallagher.org

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  53. What statements? I have yet to hear anyone make a statement.

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  54. Its very clear to anyone: Understand this time, because you didn’t get it the last time that it is the people and not Mrs Gallagher… If you read the content of both statements a big giveaway is the phrase “We the people”

    Another clue is that the whole article is headed up “Our Statement is from the Many People who Freely Attend the House of Prayer Achill”

    I have to say, your inability to grasp this simple fact does not surprise me in the slightest, given that you cannot grasp the obvious that the House of Prayer, the furthest thing from a ‘cult’ is a place where people come freely to pray and who leave freely and who live totally independently from it. The people have disproved all your deceitful and defamatory accusations in their many statements.

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  55. Troll for House of Prayer

    You seem very confused about what Gallagher did or did not post.

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  56. apologies, typo error; posted by Christina gallagher

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  57. the people, this is a direct quote “We would like you to understand (this time) that it is not Mrs. Gallagher who is posting this statement on the website but we, the directors of the House of Prayer and representatives..”. My query regards the words in brackets, this time, obviously this means that other statements on the website were either worded or post my Christina Gallagher

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  58. No Ann, I mean’t exactly what I did say in agreeing with ‘Anonymous’ that this story has ‘lost inheritance written all over it’.

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  59. The statement is perfectly clear if you read it anon. It is the people who published the information on the website.

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  60. Ann, please don’t hold your breath! Christina Gallagher is a mystic, visionary and victim soul and there is not a chance under heaven that she would even read this tripe never mind comment on it. It is cowardly to make accusations about a person, as you are doing here, without giving one’s name, so that one cannot be held to accountable for words of slander and defamation.

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  61. I note in reading your statement on the house of prayer’s website. it states that “this time” it is not Christina making the statement. does that mean the last statement was actually by Christina Gallagher?

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  62. I think you mean ‘lost mother’ yes it does feel like we have lost our mother to this cult and it sounds like Mary is also lost. Hopefully someday she will realise the sham she is involved in. Anyway, back to the point, when will Cowardly Christina stop hiding behind you ‘trolls’ and make some comments herself?

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  63. Anonymous, on December 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm said:

    “bloody ‘ell, this un has lost inheritance written all over it…”

    I have to agree.

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  64. This comment from Anonymous has TROLL written all over it!

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  65. bloody ‘ell, this un has lost inheritance written all over it….

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  66. ‘It is deception to continuously refer to the HoP as a ‘cult’ –‘

    The HoP has isolated Mary from her family and friends, they describe how Mary has been transformed from a happy, fun person to becoming distant and isolated from her family and friends, she refuses to listen to the concerns of her own family, that love her and are worried for her, that Christina has a double life of luxury and that the HoP has no Catholic Church approval whatsoever. These are among many features illustrative of a cult mentality.

    Anyone who has had their charitable status revoked because of concerns of where the money went to and who subsequently is discovered to be living in eight luxury houses deserves public scrutiny, anyone who abuses the trust of people through the use of alleged and unproven ‘miracles’ and ‘visions’ deserves public scrutiny. This is not an ‘obsessive hate filled campaign’ but is an outrageous scandal of genuine interest to the public that deserves to be publicized widely.

    ‘‘Vulnerable’ is not a word I would use to describe Mary’
    The article states that Mary was vulnerable after the death of her husband in 2002, this may have been the catalyst to draw her into the HoP. Often people are drawn in when they are at their most vulnerable and after 11 years of being in the HoP Mary thinks differently to her family and the general public/Catholic Church and it sounds to me like Mary is isolated and lonely from her family.
    Ted, Katherine and their family want a response from Christina to the effect she is having on their mother. Will Christina finally come out from her hiding places and respond to the families of those she has isolated and be accountable for her actions?

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  67. dialogueireland, on December 2, 2013 at 11:33 pm said “Now we await the reply of the House of Prayer…”

    I think you will find dialogueireland that the People who freely attend the HoP have already given their reply to this entire outrageous and insulting attack. This is an extenstion of an obsessive hate-filled campaign against Mrs Gallagher. Interestingly, stalker Jim Gallagher did not report the peoples’ response. It is deception to continuously refer to the HoP as a ‘cult’ – http://www.christinagallagher.org

    I recognise this lady as someone who visits Our Lady Queen of Peace House of Prayer and have noticed that she is very devout in her prayers which at the HoP are the everyday prayers used by any practising Catholic. ‘Vulnerable’ is not a word I would use to describe Mary, quite the opposite. She is a strong-minded woman who will stand her ground and is very capable of holding her own. I notice she drives herself to the House of Prayer and have no doubt that she is praying for her children and the persecutors of this holy work, as Our Lady Queen of Peace would desire.

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  68. Mike, thanks for keeping me abreast of the culty things in my beloved Ireland; I did not think we were as gullible as the Americans… Take care, Paul

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  69. Now we await the reply of the House of Prayer who no longer have the excuse that those making claims are anonymous. Here they scream at the paid hands you have no place to hide.

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  70. I’m really glad Ted and his sister Katherine had the bravery to do this, I think the article describes well how the family try to cope with a family member sucked into this cult. Katherine describes how she was willing to go to Achill House of Prayer (HoP) to support and be with her mother even though she instantly recognised it as being a money making machine but her mother refuses to see the double sided nature of Christina and her HoP even after all the scandals, the 8 luxury houses, the lack of Church recognition of any of her alleged ‘miracles’ or ‘visions’. They describe the change in their mother from being a happy, integrated family member to being isolated and distant from family members refusing to see any other rational point of view; all of this I recognise from my own mother, their minds are locked in the House of Prayer.
    The family of the cult victim walk a thin line between trying to keep their family member/HoP follower part of their family for them to know that they have a family that love and need them but challenge them every time about their HoP involvement. As Ted mentions you just cant talk to them about the HoP. It’s a daily choice for the family members, either confrontation or try to keep the family member part of the family, keep it together, and after this length of time involved it’s a breaking point for most families. The House of Prayer brings nothing but misery to families across this country. Their mother and my mother need support out of this cult.

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