ON THE BUSES TO THE HOUSE OF PRAYER

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Many of the public and the media think that hardly anyone goes to the House of Prayer anymore so DI phoned to find out the details of those who are the most committed members of the HofP and organise visits there. In other words some of these folks get up at 4 AM in the morning and make a massive commitment to travel out there. Below is the list which can be found in the April edition of Ireland’s Eye produced by Dick Hogan which is widely read by the ‘pre information age,’ folks associated with the House of Prayer.

They do not read newspapers and keep away from TV as the Devil’s brew which of course keeps them totally under the influence of the House of Prayer.  Dick Hogan uses Ireland’s Eye as a propaganda vehicle for Christina Gallagher and a dedicated supporter.
I will describe each of the conversations with the bus ride organisers.
Most saw themselves as committed Catholics and saw no incongruity between their loyalty to the House of Prayer and their involvement with the Catholic Church, even though the Catholic Church does not recognise it. In fact when that question was asked one had the feeling that many did not want to hear it. They had developed a totally schizophrenic relationship towards their primary loyalty which is to the House of Prayer and their local parish. They gave a nod to it, but in reality they believe the action is going on in Achill. They are dissident Catholics suggesting that they think they are more loyal to the Pope than the Irish Bishops themselves are. In reality they have rejected the Pope as they have rejected their local bishop.

Also though I totally agreed with them in regard to the historical record and stance taken by Gerard McGinnity in being a whistle blower, they were not at all interested in hearing that he had been requested to not come over to the Archdiocese of Tuam but remain in his parish and serve his people.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/fr-gerard-mcginnity-and-the-mccullough-report-small-fish-in-a-big-pond-to-big-fish-in-a-small-pond/

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/fr-mcginnity-move-from-whisleblower-and-abuse-victim-of-the-catholic-church-to-enabler-and-cultist-victimiser-in-the-house-of-prayer/

 

By definition the trip there and the three hours spent at the House of Prayer and then the trip back means that Gerard McGinnity is really not spiritually or emotionally available in his own Parish.

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Naturally the continued silence of the Cardinal all seem to suggest that he is happy with this state of affairs and we understand he has no problem with the Fr McGinnity going over there as they have the same prayers as the Catholic Church.

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For a canon lawyer and Cardinal who is the head of Irish Episcopal Conference to defend this and not support his fellow bishop Michael Neary shows a lack of theological understanding and is a stab in the back for devoted Catholics and those who have lost their faith due to his continued pastoral poverty.

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Here is some canon law that gets to the point of what we are looking at. Canon law can be very helpful like it it is here:

dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/sifting-the-wheat-from-the-tares-20-signs-of-trouble-in-a-nrms-peter-j-vere/

Here are some relevant extracts:

2. No sense of belonging to the local church

As Catholics, we belong to the universal Church. Yet we also belong to the local church community, meaning a local parish and a local diocese. Even the Holy Father is not exempt in this regard; he is, after all, the Bishop of Rome and thus belongs to a local Roman Church. Thus the ministry and apostolate of any association should focus on the local church. If a new association or religious order has no sense of belonging to the local church, then this becomes cause for concern.

3. Lack of true cooperation with diocesan authorities

To belong to the local church, one must cooperate with local diocesan authorities. After all, Christ instituted His Church as a hierarchy. Within this hierarchy, our Lord instituted the office of bishop to oversee a portion of Christ’s faithful. Thus the local bishop, and not a particular religious group or association, bears ultimate responsibility for the care of souls within a particular geographical location. If a new association refuses or impedes cooperation between itself and the local diocesan authorities, then its fidelity to the Church is questionable.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/christian/house-of-prayer/

Here is a list of organisers of the buses that go to the House of Prayer.

DUBLIN: Weekly coach Saturdays
from Dublin to Our Lady’s House.
For booking contact Margaret at 01-
4567897. For overnight coach visits,
contact Ken at 086-2544881.
GALWAY: Bus leaves Galway city
for Our Lady’s House every Saturday
at 8am. For booking contact 091-
523042 or 086-8424872.
TIPPERARY: Bus leaves Cashel (S.
Mu1cahy’s) at 5.1oam each Saturday
for Novena at Our Lady’s House.
Stops en route, if requested. Details
and booking, contact 062-54367 or
086-2318622.

KERRY: At 4.45am each Saturday,
a bus leaves from near Castleisland
Church for Achill; phone John at
087-9430118.

LOUGHREA: On Saturdays, bus
leaves Loughrea, Co. Galway at
8.3oam for House of Prayer, Achill;
contact Colette at 091-842398.

CARLOW: Second Saturday of
each month, bus to House of Prayer
Novena leaves Carlow 5am, stops
Portlaoise, Tullamore, Knock. Con-
tact Tommy, 087-7705974
KILKENNY: Last Saturday of each
month, bus for Novena in Achill,
stopping Portlaoise, Tullamore,
Castlebar. Tommy: 087-7705974

ATHLONE: Bus for Achill leaves
Gilmartin’s Roundabout at 7.3oam
via Old Railway Station, to Balli-
nasloe, Ahascragh, Mountbellew,
Tuam, etc. Ring Philomena 087-
2614401 or Marie 087-3134010 for
details.

NORTH-SOUTH BUS: Weekly bus
to House of Prayer from N. Ireland,
picking up passengers en route. For
details, Rita at 028-437-22596 or
0044-28-437-22596.

DONEGAL BUS: Bus to House of
Prayer from Donegal every third
week; pick-ups en route; booking,
contact Frances 074-9329867 or Ann
085-7866159.

CLARE: The monthly bus from
Clare to Achill leaves Market House,
Ennistymon on third Saturday of
each month, at 6.45am. Pick-ups in
Ennis 7.15am; also en route, via Gort
and Tuam. Phone 087-2318685.

 

DUBLIN: Weekly coach Saturdays
from Dublin to Our Lady’s House.
For booking contact Margaret at 01-
4567897. For overnight coach visits,
contact Ken at 086-2544881.

MG: I talked to Margaret and she was a lovely person who has a deep faith in Christina. She represents a very common view that she has faith in faith and has no doubts and would not entertain any rational discussion about the millions Christina has acquired. She like most believe that Christina has no wealth and that these houses are just  there and she does not want to go there. Very pleasant and a person who agreed to differ. I asked was it not strange that she goes all the way to Achill when there is no Eucharist there. She does not see the contradiction of having to stop off every Saturday and have have communion en route in the official Catholic Church, and then going onto a schismatic centre. She does not seem to see that this is part of the grooming process to give the impression they are part of the Catholic Church in Achill. She just did not want to hear when I asked her would she continue to go to her parish if the Eucharist was removed? Would she not find that strange?

They leave from Crumlin Village and pick up in Ballyfermot and Lucan. They then stop in Longford for a break and get to the Achill about 11:20.  She confirmed that the prayers go on from 12-3. They leave about 3:50 PM and get back to Dublin about 8:40 PM. A….long day….

It is €20 return……….
GALWAY: Bus leaves Galway city
for Our Lady’s House every Saturday
at 8am. For booking contact 091-
523042 or 086-8424872.

Pleasant but just repeated the information and did not want to talk.

TIPPERARY: Bus leaves Cashel (S.
Mu1cahy’s) at 5.1oam each Saturday
for Novena at Our Lady’s House.
Stops en route, if requested. Details
and booking, contact 062-54367 or
086-2318622.

Here we had the after effects of my visit to Cashel last March and the phone was put down before I could say how ya? Fastest put down of the lot……

KERRY: At 4.45am each Saturday,
a bus leaves from near Castleisland
Church for Achill; phone John at
087-9430118.

This was an extremely long trip. Got talking to John O’Connell who is more from New Castle West than Kerry. However, they are totally committed and do not seem to have a problem that their is no Eucharistic presence in Achill. Whenever the fact is brought up that the Archdiocese of Tuam does not recognise CG it is like water off a duck’s back. Totally under the influence and no rational argument could be introduced. A pleasant guy. They stop for the Eucharist in Knock? Get it they have to as they are going to an unrecognised, schismatic entity without Church approval. No ifs or buts just plain not Catholic. John charges €40 return and if the numbers are up the price goes down.

LOUGHREA: On Saturdays, bus
leaves Loughrea, Co. Galway at
8.3oam for House of Prayer, Achill;
contact Colette at 091-842398.

Here we had a former teacher of religion and she knew her stuff but it was CORMA first Jesus second. That Mary is Co-redemtrice and mediatrix. Would not hear that JP2 turned it down.

One gets the sense that Mary is the focus rather than Jesus as part of the Holy Trinity….. Not do as he tells you but rather tell Jesus what to do….

We engaged quite a bit and I would say from talking to her she would buy into Gerard McGinnity’s influence big time.

CARLOW: Second Saturday of
each month, bus to House of Prayer
Novena leaves Carlow 5am, stops
Portlaoise, Tullamore, Knock. Con-
tact Tommy, 087-7705974
KILKENNY: Last Saturday of each
month, bus for Novena in Achill,
stopping Portlaoise, Tullamore,
Castlebar. Tommy: 087-7705974

Tommy does the two locations. He was not for turning and saw no problem in the fact that the Bishop who in Catholic theology is the authority in diocese being ignored. The power of the influence is so great you can’t have a rational discussion. Very friendly though. When asked factual questions like how long does it take to get to Achill he went all mystical and talked about over twenty hours. He did not want to give away any intelligence, but without realising it gave away a lot.
ATHLONE: Bus for Achill leaves
Gilmartin’s Roundabout at 7.3oam
via Old Railway Station, to Balli-
nasloe, Ahascragh, Mountbellew,
Tuam, etc. Ring Philomena 087-
2614401 or Marie 087-3134010 for
details.

Both Philomena and Marie had been forewarned and they exited off the stage before any call was costing any cash.

NORTH-SOUTH BUS: Weekly bus
to House of Prayer from N. Ireland,
picking up passengers en route. For
details, Rita at 028-437-22596 or
0044-28-437-22596.

(By the way southern readers do not call that number instead of 028 change it 048 otherwise it will cost you a fortune.)

Had a great chat to Rita who lives in Newcastle, Co. Down. They travel through Hilltown through beautiful valleys and then pick up folks in Dundalk. Again Rita just did not want to discuss theology outside of the narrow confines of the House of Prayer but was able to differ without a personal attack. She also could see how supportive I was of Fr Ginnity but no one in the House of Prayer mentions this. I have nothing but respect for his stand, but I believe he is now under undue influence to CG. I am still planning to go to the library to study his thesis at Trinity College.

Rita told me that there would be from 150 to 200 people present each week and that about 75 of them would be aged from 16-25.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/christian/house-of-prayer/

DONEGAL BUS: Bus to House of
Prayer from Donegal every third
week; pick-ups en route; booking,
contact Frances 074-9329867 or Ann
085-7866159.

I had a good long chat to Frances. Deeply committed to House of Prayer and again could see no problem with Church authority.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/commentary-on-statement-of-most-rev-michael-neary-archbishop-of-tuam-regarding-the-public-announcement-by-mrs-christina-gallagher-that-she-intends-closing-the-house-of-prayer-at-achill-3rd-july-1/

She along with others when questioned about the money CG had got into her hands diverted to talk about how other visionaries took time to be accepted. She just could get it that CG had walked off the pitch in 1998 and refused to submit. I got Padre Pio and places cost money, but houses everywhere and cheques into the hands of GM?

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/let-us-draw-you-a-picture-of-the-house-of-prayer/

The houses are for her life of luxury and they are an abuse of vulnerable people. Those that take people to this location are complicit in this.

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CLARE: The monthly bus from
Clare to Achill leaves Market House,
Ennistymon on third Saturday of
each month, at 6.45am. Pick-ups in
Ennis 7.15am; also en route, via Gort
and Tuam. Phone 087-2318685.

This bus was run by Brendan Sexton but unlike others wanted to stay on the line all night. His way of dealing with the theological issues was to suggest I was disturbed and needed to consult Dr Phil. Possibly not only is he a victim of CG but of day time TV. Again we had the three card trick brigade who stop into Knock for communion. Why not. Because you can’t make use of the sacrament if you are in disobedience with the Catholic Church. It does not matter how much you keep saying you are loyal Catholics in fact you are not..

Also could we get some examples from all these people of their involvement with the local parish. Could anyone of them produce a letter from their Parish Priest outlining anything other than your absentee status?

To be in union with Francis you must be in union with your bishop and to be in union with your bishop you must be imbedded in your parish.

 

 

 

15 Responses

  1. May God forgive you people for the way in which u speak about christina and fr mcginnity only God will show you in time how wrong you have been and woe betide you all for your souls I thank god I do not and would never ever reject christina and Fr mcginnity if you all would waken up the you will c reality is happening so stop and think and pray for forgiveness and leave Our Lady’s House Of Prayer alone sr Bernadotte was questioned on her death bed and look now everyone flocks to Lourdes ‘,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Una from Belfasr Ps leave Rita alone she is a true lady and nothing else but a loving kind person unlike some if u

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  2. thanks

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  3. Well said Michael, you appear to have summed everything us so well, will pray that your advices will be heeded and that those brainwashed people will return to Jesus and be freed from the clutches of Christina Gallagher’s mind control and taking of their hard earned cash.

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  4. Hi there old chap…You are obviously one of these deluded people who is not capable of honest discernment….The monk I refer to is regarded as one of the holiest person in Ireland and for your information is alive and well in the monastery of Mount Mellery…Christina came to him many years ago to ask him to be her spiritual director and as he said to me he advised her kindly at the time to get herself back to her husband and family….This man is so highly regarded and accredited with similar gifts of Padre Pio that people queu for days on end to go to confession to him ….When all the details of the accumulated wealth of CG was exposed and her huge property portfolio exposed he just sighed and raised his hands to heaven and said he would pray for her redemption I think this should be the best advice for all of us…Pray for Fr Mcginnity and Christina….Mick

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  5. Please respect anonymity or we will delete your comment.
    DI moderation:
    Same old pathetic xxx …..,,,,,you just cannot get your pride out of your system can you?? And the monk you refer to is also long dead…he too was a bad case of judgemental sarcasm…an unhappy character who moaned to another unhappy character who wrote to a tabloid of ill repute….and I will finish on this ……go to Confession old boy and get prepared for the next life, this drudgery aint worth the pain.

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  6. Can you not see thatFr Mcginnity is the author of all these articles….As somebody who knew him well I recognise his language and turn of phrase in all of these writings…Even when he speaks as though in the third person praising the the humility and spirituality of Christinas spiritual director…..He is ofcourse praising himself….A monk who knew McGinnity well once said to me he is guilty of prideful sanctity which basically means he has elevated himself to the level of the saints and martyrs….Ofcourse I see he has been under the spell ofChristina for so long and she elevated his ego by telling him that Our Lady had chosen him especially and even said that one day he will become a bishop…For a fragile and vulnerable man this must be a great consolation…For me the final straw in the little connection I had with the HOP was when I heard him read out a message suppossedly fron Jesus threatening the people if they did not cough up the money to pay for a HOP in texas that he was going to destroy the whole of that state….I finish on this…..Thanks

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  7. Una and Garreth suggest that regular articles on the House of Prayer at Achill appearing in the magazine Ireland’s Eye are not written by the editor. This is probably true as the material month after month is so repetitious and stylistically uncharacteristic of a professional journalist.
    If readers are dissatisfied with the content of these articles I suppose they could write short letters to the editor giving their reasons.

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  8. The editor allows the house of prayer unquestioning freedom to promote itself. Ireland’s Eye is a valuable publicity tool for the house of prayer and Christina Gallagher. It’s how my uncle first discovered the house of prayer.

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  9. Do you mean hands on?

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  10. I wonder who writes the house of prayer articles in Ireland’s Eye. The editor seems to have a very hands off approach

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  11. It is truly devastating that so many souls from all around the country are making this long journey to the HoP, a place not recognised by the Church. The reactions of those in the article above are atypical of people that I have encountered who have been enchanted by the HoP. It is very sad that they cannot see that they are being duped.

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  12. It seems from the reactions of the bus organisers that none of them are capable of thinking for themselves when faced with the truth about Christina Gallagher’s wealth and the Archbishop of Tuam’s statements. My uncle is the same, he gets very defensive and stops engaging with us if we bring up these issues with him..

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  13. The above post is an example of how members of the H of P are incapable of acknowledging or speaking about evidence of abusive behaviour on the part of the cult leaders. It is very typical of aiders and abetters of a cult to have a mental block with factual contradictory evidence.

    The similarity between the House of Prayer and Our Lady of Refuge is their claim that they were set up by the Virgin Mary/Our Blessed Mother and neither can accept the reality that they have been rejected by the Catholic Church.

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  14. A 16-20 hour journey for many people would be exhausing, particularly elderly people, and many are attending weekly, if people are this exhausted it is no wonder their senses are heightened and more likely to believe all the rhetoric of the House of Prayer and much less likely to question Christina’s motives (which are to continue to accumulate vast sums of wealth, 7 luxury properties and counting). As most followers are spending hours on the buses and if they are run by the likes of Mary and Rita, these people are indeed encouraging, enabling and supporting Christina in this accumulation of wealth

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  15. Dick Hogan is the proprietor of Topic Newspapers based in Mullingar. About three local weekly newspapers seem to be produced, for Westmeath and Offally.This company also produces a monthly family-oriented general interest magazine called Ireland’s Eye, a magazine that seems to have a print run of about 25,000 copies per issue. It sells in some newsagent shops in Northern Ireland and a few shops in the north of England. It may have a few hundred postal subscribers around the UK, other countries in western Europe and in North America. The editor, not Dick Hogan, includes two pages about the House of Prayer in each issue. The information, probably not written by the editor, an experienced journalist, has tended to be repetitive and includes the bus information as listed in your post. About three or four pages of readers’ letters appear in Ireland’s Eye each month. A few have been critical of House of Prayer coverage while many others have praised the institution. As a well travelled individual I have contributed freelance articles over the years to Ireland’s Eye on varied topics: Africa, China, local history, education, nature etc. I have never been to the House of Prayer.

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