Letter from Fr Michael Caulfield of Our Lady of Refuge to Shannonside Radio.

Our Lady of Refuge
Caulfields
Ballaghaderreen
Co. Roscommon
17/12/2013
Dear Joe,
I heard you mentioned my name on the radio show about Our Lady of Refuge. The Congregation of Our Lady of Refuge was set up by Bishop Ralph Napierski in February 2013 with 26 founding members. Bishop Ralph is a Catholic Bishop in line with the Pope, not subject to Canon Law. This is a fact; not subject to speculation. He has already taken the German press to court for saying he was a fake. He won the case. I enclose the court ruling. While I write, he is taking an Irish Paper to court for saying he is a fake among other things, all not true.

I heard Mike Garde on your radio show. I saw what he said about Fr. Gerard McGinnity on his Dialogue Ireland website. For someone who says that he has studied theology at Milltown Institute, I find it difficult to understand how he could be so uncharitable to Fr. Gerard McGinninty. What about the dignity of the priesthood and the dignity of the human person? Where is his love of neighbour? And how he speaks about Christina Gallagher- incitement to hatred springs to mind. This is what St. Paul said about love, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV)

I wrote to the local Bishop explaining about Our Lady of Refuge and requested a meeting. He invited me to meet with him on the 23rd November 2013. Myself, Bishop Kelly and the local parish priest were at the meeting. It was a very amicable meeting. He asked a lot of questions and wrote down my answers. When I was leaving he said he had more questions to ask. Remember that when a Catholic Bishop in line with the Pope
sets up a new congregation like Our Lady of Refuge, and registers it at the Vatican, it is already approved. The only one who can veto it is the Pope. As the Pope did not veto it, Our Lady of Refuge is approved. This is a fact.

Who is welcome at Our Lady of Refuge? All Catholics, lapsed Catholics, persons willing to become Catholics, persons interested in learning about the Catholic faith.
When can people come? At the moment, on weekends only, just knock at the door.

No one in Our Lady of Refuge has ever followed a visionary: God Alone and His Holy Mother Mary. We know plenty of visionaries and have seen them come and go. We know that some people get special gifts from God. That does not make them more special than anyone else. We are all equal in God’s eyes. It is how they use the gifts that counts.

It was sad to see that the Congregation of Our Lady of Refuge was spoken about on a radio show which also included a reference to the alleged enslavement of women in London. Why were these two stories linked? What would the listeners think? No wonder a comment on Dialogue Ireland stated that I was a very dangerous person.

Our Lady of Refuge was set up by Our Blessed Mother at this time as a means of spreading the Gospel. It might seem unusual, but that does not make it wrong. All members of Our Lady of Refuge are free to come and go as they please. Otherwise it would not be from God.
Yours faithfully,
+ Michael Caulfield (sinner)
P.S. Available for teaching and preaching in Ireland.

 

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