Final commentary on the statements of Archbishop Neary: The last one issued on February 29th, 2008.

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Archdiocese of Tuam
Re: Work of Mrs Christina Gallagher at the ‘House of Prayer” at Achill
Statement of Archbishop Neary, February 29th, 2008
The Tuam Diocesan Office has recently received a considerable number of media enquiries regarding this matter. In 1996 I established a diocesan commission of enquiry to investigate certain claims regarding and emanating from this work. In 1997, acting on foot of a report from the commission, I issued a lengthy public statement to the effect, in essence, that no evidence of supernatural phenomena had been observed but that the persons involved gave every evidence of good faith. Arising from that, I proposed a basic canonical structure that would gradually integrate the work of the House into the life of Achill Parish and the Archdiocese. While this was then attempted by the Archdiocese, I became increasingly perturbed by an apparent absence of enthusiasm on the parts of Mrs Gallagher and her associates. The relationship deteriorated to the extent that Mrs. Gallagher, in July, 1998, closed the ‘House of Prayer’ at Achill, expressing to the media at the time a sense of having been harshly treated by the Archdiocese. In order to clarify the issue for the faithful I issued another statement, regretting the development and expressing grave misgivings as to the wisdom with which Mrs Gallagher had been advised and had acted in the matter.
Diocesan efforts to integrate this work ended in July, 1998 when it was closed by Mrs. Gallagher. 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. Neither, for reasons given above, does such work enjoy the confidence of the Diocesan authorities. Nothing has been brought to my attention to indicate that I should change from this position in the future. Over the years since then, the Tuam Diocesan Office has clearly and consistently replied to enquiries in respect of this work, which Mrs. Gallagher recommenced.
I respect the faith and devotion of many people who have been impressed by this work in the past, some of whom have expressed their sadness at my stance. Finally, I wish to remind all Church members that they should not hesitate to enquire, as a matter of course, at local diocesan offices regarding the standing of any work describing itself as Catholic, should they be in doubt.
In summary the ‘House of Prayer’ has no Church approval and the work does not enjoy the confidence of the diocesan authorities.
Copies of my public statements are available on http://www.tuamarchdiocese.org/news.
Signed
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+ MIchael Neary
Archbishop of Tuam
29th of February, 2008

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The Tuam Diocesan Office has recently received a considerable number of media enquiries regarding this matter.

This really resulted from the excellent investigative work done by Jim Gallagher, culminating in his book, Immaculate Deception published in 2009. Jim basically followed the money trail and as a result Christina changed her defence from that of being a simple housewife needing the basics of life to being a persecuted soul. In other words as Jim followed the money trail and the life of luxury and holidays in England evidence was coming to the fore which suggested opulence and Jacuzzis rather than prayer and fasting and submission to her local bishop and waiting to have her visions vindicated. Rather the narrative changed each time found a new house. She needed to live in luxury because Jim and DI were stalking her. We did not need to stalk her we had actual evidence and photographs taken in some of her houses not by stalkers but by people she trusted. Because her members are so under the influence they continue to support and fund her as they have had a HofP programme inserted into their brain. It is not brainwashing, it is brain insertion.

To give you an example:

How do you respond to this post?
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/?s=Let+us+draw+you

1. If you are a member of the HofP you likely have a Pavlovian reaction and say it is all lies to bring Christina down.
2. If you are a member of the Catholic hierarchy you wring your hands and say there is nothing we can do. Due to the failure of Canon law to actually come t terms with these issues it is in reality a very diluted instrument in reaching the truth and justice.
3. If you are a normal member of society who is not conditioned by religion to relatavise, (remember Cardinal Ratinzger?) you immediately see the scam.

In 1996 I established a diocesan commission of enquiry to investigate certain claims regarding and emanating from this work. In 1997, acting on foot of a report from the commission, I issued a lengthy public statement to the effect, in essence, that no evidence of supernatural phenomena had been observed but that the persons involved gave every evidence of good faith. Arising from that, I proposed a basic canonical structure that would gradually integrate the work of the House into the life of Achill Parish and the Archdiocese. While this was then attempted by the Archdiocese, I became increasingly perturbed by an apparent absence of enthusiasm on the parts of Mrs Gallagher and her associates.

Here we have the recapitulation of the earlier statements from 1997 and 1998.
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/

 

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/commentary-on-the-public-statement-of-the-archbishop-of-tuam-most-rev-dr-michael-neary-with-regard-to-the-claims-and-works-of-mrs-christina-gallagher-and-the-house-of-prayer-at-achill/

 

It is noteworthy that none of the documents on Christina’s web site reference the up to date statements and pretend history stopped during Archbishop Cassidy’s time.
http://www.christinagallagher.org/en/

The statement could not be clearer yet all you talk t and I talked to a lot of good people involved this past week. They do not want to hear any of this. They are experts on the fact that Christina is from God, but when it comes to the Archbishop it becomes, see no evil, speak no evil etc.

The relationship deteriorated to the extent that Mrs. Gallagher, in July, 1998, closed the ‘House of Prayer’ at Achill, expressing to the media at the time a sense of having been harshly treated by the Archdiocese. In order to clarify the issue for the faithful I issued another statement, regretting the development and expressing grave misgivings as to the wisdom with which Mrs Gallagher had been advised and had acted in the matter.

Note this tendency to play the martyr when she throws the toys out of the pram and shouts Mammy the bishop hit me!

Diocesan efforts to integrate this work ended in July, 1998 when it was closed by Mrs. Gallagher. 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. Neither, for reasons given above, does such work enjoy the confidence of the Diocesan authorities. Nothing has been brought to my attention to indicate that I should change from this position in the future. Over the years since then, the Tuam Diocesan Office has clearly and consistently replied to enquiries in respect of this work, which Mrs. Gallagher recommenced.

1. Note closed by Mrs. Gallagher.
2. Celebration of the sacraments and reservation of the Blessed Sacrament at the ‘House of Prayer’ are not permitted. It moves from at least being a recognised centre within the Archdiocese to becoming a private entity.
Any work carried on since then has been entirely of a private nature and has no Church approval whatever. Neither, for reasons given above, does such work enjoy the confidence of the Diocesan authorities.
3. Notice the Bishop has no jurisdiction over them before nor has any now. However, he has a duty of care to Catholics who mistakenly believe this place is Catholic when it is in fact a schismatic and unrecognised entity. We will post this study of canon law again to show that canon law like regulation in the area of banks is not up to speed with skilful people like Christina ably abetted by Fr McGinnity in deceiving the Catholic population of their bone fides.
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/sifting-the-wheat-from-the-tares-20-signs-of-trouble-in-a-nrms-peter-j-vere/
4. Nothing has been brought to my attention to indicate that I should change from this position in the future.
Not no change 16 further years on? Is that the best that the Archdiocese of Tuam can do? They believe so, I suggest they have other possibilities to consider.

I respect the faith and devotion of many people who have been impressed by this work in the past, some of whom have expressed their sadness at my stance.

 

1. Note that the Archbishop does not say he respects Christina and Fr McGinnity. He clearly does not. He needs to spell out that anyone going to this location is violating the unity of the Catholic Church and he requests them in the strongest terms to not go near the place.
2. He needs to spell out that he regards the presence of Fr McGinnity in his diocese as an abuse of his priesthood in giving succour to an unrecognised place. He should also point out that there is credible evidence that he has participated personally in fundraising for he material projects. Also he has used the fear of the end of the world to bring people under Christina’s control. Archbishop Neary has no authority in Armagh, but he should remind Fr McGinnity of the canons surrounding his responsibilities as a parish priest. He should publish the private letters he has sent him asking him to stay away from his Diocese. Archbishop Neary has no problem with him going to Knock, but each time he goes to Achill he undermines the unity of the Catholic Church in Ireland.
Finally, I wish to remind all Church members that they should not hesitate to enquire, as a matter of course, at local diocesan offices regarding the standing of any work describing itself as Catholic, should they be in doubt.
Finally he needs at the Episcopal Conference in the presence of his fellow bishops to raise this issue. The stance of Cardinal Brady is absolutely beyond the pale and through the Papal Nuncio he should seek the advice of the Pope especially if he considers visiting here. There also needs to be a proactive information campaign to ask his fellow bishops to state clearly their support for the position of Tuam.

In summary the ‘House of Prayer’ has no Church approval and the work does not enjoy the confidence of the diocesan authorities.
Copies of my public statements are available on www.tuamarchdiocese.org/news.

In summary is there not a need to move beyond non recognition and ask for the intervention of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF?)
We note in recent days that those of a liberal and pastoral disposition have had a victory in being brought out of the shadows. Here we have a case that involves thousands of families throughout Ireland the USA that needs intervention not ignoring.
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/vatican-lifts-sanctions-on-silenced-irish-priest-1.1777447
cdf@cfaith.va
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_pro_14071997_en.html

 

 

One Response

  1. It is clear from the Archbishop of Tuam’s statements that Christina Gallagher has consistently and purposefully refused to cooperate with the archdiocese of Tuam
    Her aim has always been to operate a schismatic group which has no outside supervision. She has the freedom of full control which allows her to enrich herself by scamming her followers into donating large amounts of money. Her followers are led to believe that their donations are being used to help the work of the house of prayer in saving souls. Their money is instead being used to fund Christina Gallagher’s luxurious lifestyle. It is very sad that Christina Gallagher’s followers are so strongly influenced by her that they ignore the statements of the Archbishop of Tuam.

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