House of Prayer – FROM COMM2POST: Evidence of the abuse of the Morrisseys by an eye witness.

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Here we have eye witness evidence concerning the Morrisseys from Mick Power who lives in Abbeyside Dungarvan Co. Waterford. He confirms the Prime Time story and the evidence brought to the public’s attention by Jim Gallagher both in his newspaper articles and his very readable book,”Immaculate Deception.”
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/let-us-draw-you-a
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https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/house-of-prayer-rte-prime-time-may-2008/

Here are the comments which give us a clear view of what is at stake:

Una

Submitted on 2014/05/12 at 8:21 am

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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michael

Submitted on 2014/05/20 at 7:58 pm on ON THE BUSES TO THE HOUSE OF PRAYER

Can you not see that Fr. 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 Christina’s spiritual director. He is of course 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.
Of course I see he has been under the spell of Christina 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 supposedly from 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

michael

 

 

We get an intervention from a long connected House of Prayer Troll:
Mick replies to him as follows.

 

 

Submitted on 2014/05/20 at 10:16 pm
ON THE BUSES TO THE HOUSE OF PRAYER

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 Mellary. 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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Anonymous supports Michael:
ON THE BUSES TO THE HOUSE OF PRAYER

Submitted on 2014/05/21 at 12:54 pm

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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michael

Submitted on 2014/05/21 at 10:34 pm
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, 1998 by DI

One of the most important factors in discerning the authenticity and true discernment of apparitions and private revelation is total and true obedience to the catholic church ie.her local bishop. CG has demonstrated gross disobedience as also Fr G Mcginnity in ignoring the recommendations of Archbishop Neary. When Christina claimed to receive a message that her mission as per. Our Lady was to to continue to bring people to the HOP despite disobeying her Bishop and obeying his generous guidelines she showed herself to be in complete enmity with the Catholic church. I do believe at the time she was furious when requested to provide all details of the financial affairs of the HOP. Thus with the removal of the Blessed Sacrament she now was able to turn the HOP into a private organisation owned by her and thus the direct beneficiary of the extremely large donations in which she exploited so many innocent and mainly elderly pilgrims. She frightened people to death with these so called messages from Heaven always threatening those who opposed her with the threat of eternal damnation. Our Lord is portrayed as someone always judgemental and ready to cast us out if we do not support Christina and ready to cough up money to support her latest project. Our Lady is portrayed as a largely vindictive person and quite threatening. Here we are talking about the most beautiful creature God ever created. This has to be total blasphemy. She could have passed as being a very good auctioneer judging by the number of high end properties that she guided Christina to invest in. Humour aside this is a tragic story and I can only say May God have mercy on you Christina and Fr McGinnity.
You have a lot to answer when your day of reckoning comes…..Mick

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michael

Submitted on 2014/05/22 at 2:09 am on House of Prayer – Christina Gallagher

The message of the Gospel is that of Mercy and Love. I see nothing in CG and Fr McGinnity and their messages supposedly from Our Blessed Mother to uphold this fundamental teaching which is my consolation and so many who struggle each day trying to lead simple and decent lives who love God and aspire to do his holy will. As a simple lay person I pray that Christina will see the errors of her ways and repent before almighty God. Greed Lust Pride some of the deadly sins can apply to all of us but in this so called holy place appear to be glossed over and interpreted as though God himself has given his whole approval to the wonders of Christina Gallagher and her mentor Fr G McGinnity.
Why is he portrayed as this vengeful God out to punish us poor sinful people? Why is Our Blessed Mother portrayed as this vindictive woman always giving dire warnings and dire punishments if we dont heed the words of Christina as per her only begoton son. This kind of stuff is brainwashing at its best. This is blasphemy at its best. To portray the most beautiful creature God ever created that of Our Holy Mother the Virgin Mary in this light is beyond belief and I invite all of you out there who love her to join in prayer and ask forgiveness and pray for mercy that one day Christina Gallagher and Fr McGinnity may repent and save their immortal souls……Mick

 

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Anonymous on 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, 1998 by DI
Submitted on 2014/05/23 at 5:35 pm

Michael (Mick)…you are as much a native of Dungarvan as I am from Uggiwawa. Sadly again your story is only hearsay. It is the annual hate  the HoP time and probably because your mind is tortured by what you did in pride and anger, you cannot rest with the 16th July celebrations coming soon.
Yes your story is a re-fabrication of the original story of lies by the tabloid you chose. You try to make it sound new and you repeat the hearsay. Would you ever be honest just for a moment and reflect on the fact that Mrs Gallagher did not refund one cent to the party you name.
All those things were done by the individual who had appointed herself fundraiser. All the allegations you make about that particular fundraising event were several times refuted by that individual responsible and by many other attendees.
And your continual malice and ill-judgement against Fr McGinnity is worrying. I suppose as time passes your mind becomes more filled with fixations and anger. I wonder when YOU will find true peace?

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Treasa

Submitted on 2014/05/23 at 8:19 pm | In reply to Anonymous.
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, 1998 by DI

None of the comments above contain any malice or fixations.
The fact is that the HoP have no Church backing and should not be operating under the pretence that it does.

 

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michael

Submitted on 2014/05/23 at 1:06 am | In reply to Anonymous.
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, 1998 by DI

Una I agree totally with your position…As I am a native of Dungarvan Co Waterford I came in contact with a wonderful couple called Betty and Michael Morrissey who live in a place called Knockanure in West Waterford. They told me a story that raised the hairs on my neck.
As Betty said with full permision to quote her they fell under the spell of CG and donated €150,000 all their life savings to the HOP. This couple who are in their late seventies and are very devout Catholics became convinced after attending a meeting in Mullingar that Fr .McGinnity told them that Our Lady requested moneys for a project that would save millions of souls. He berated all the people present when they did not come up the required ammount of €2 million.On the second ballot in which he sent around more ballot papers he succceded in raising €1.8 million.
He demanded that Betty and Michael to make one cheque to himself   €40 000 to himself and the remainder to a John Rooney who was later to be proven as her right hand man in America.* This wonderful couple could not pay for their central heating that winter. So can you not feel their shock with the revelations of this person who they thought to be a saint living in a mansion in Dublin worth in excess of €4 million and several more portfolios to her name. Betty who is considerably younger than her husband and is a feisty lady at 72 decided to pursue and seek truth. She consulted her solicitors and after a very short court hearing CG agreed to pay back the total ammount of €150 000. She also agreed to pay back on the same day a further €100 000 to another pilgrim who was duped by her also. What does all of this tell us about a woman who once said that she had no interest in material possessions and could gladly live in a tent. Her gross disobedience to her Bishop, Archbishop Neary is reflective of her arrogance but even more seriously is the man who is Fr. McGinnity and who continues to flog her nonsensical messages and yet is unable to extract himself and be the Theologian
that he was born to be. Everyone agrees who know the true story that until McGinnity extricates himself from the clutches of Christina he will never find true peace….Mick

michael

*John Rooney who was her right hand man in America has now left her.

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Submitted on 2014/05/24 at 4:10 am In reply to Anonymous.
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, 1998 by DI

My name is Mick Power and live in Abbeyside Dungarvan Co. Waterford. I am 37 yrs of age and have no problem in revealing who I am and where I come from. My Aunt Mary was the mother abbess of the Cistercian Abbey Glencairn until her death just a few years ago. My gran uncle Fr.Michael Power PP was parish priest in Abbeyside and
Modeligo until his death in the late fifties. So there you are. I have no hidden agenda. If you wish to check it out my aunts name and title is Mother Imelda Power, Rev Mother of Glencairn Abbey Co. Waterford.
It is also known to some as St Marys Abbey Co.Waterford. I am interested in your response to my recent blog. Firstly I bear no hate as you tried to imply. This is a story so tragic and sad which involves so many elderly and vulnerable people who love God and the Blessed Mother. Regarding my relationship with Betty and Michael Morrissey.
What nonsense are you implying? This lovely couple spoke to me and told me their story as is recorded in my previous statement and in fact is well recorded in a Prime Time Special a few years ago It can be seen and witnessed on line. I find it highly insulting that you wish to portray me
as a tabloid journalist looking for cheap fodder to titillate anti church people out there. I am not a journalist and I happen to love my faith and my church. Whether you like it or not it was a tabloid newspaper which uncovered and exposed the truth of the Christina Gallagher Empire.
When I think of the Morrisseys and so many others who gave so freely thinking they were about to fulfill the plan of Our Lady in this secret project of saving so many souls…..And then suddenly back in 2008 they discover that Christina has a massive portfolio of properties in Dublin, Newport, Ballina and in the UK. How hard was it for this gentle and unassuming couple who placed so much trust in CG and Fr McGinnity to now wonder if their hard earned money was supporting a lavish lifestyle for this person who they regarded as a living saint. As is now well known they pursued her to the High Court and she paid up the €150000 and also on the same day a further hundred grand to another disaffected follower of the HOP. You refer to somebody that you say was a fundraiser. Yes Betty referred to a lady by the name of Majella Meade*who was one of Christina’s right hand people and deeply involved
in fund raising for the HOP. Thankfully she has seen the light and has extricated herself and refuses to make any comment just to say she is glad to make a life for herself away from the HOP. As for the accusations in relation to Fr McGinnity malice etc. You could not be more wrong. I believe he is a wonderful spiritual and inspiring priest and hold him with great affection. Just hope he will some day see the light in relation to Christina….
Mick

 

* DI can confirm this observation.

 

 

16 Responses

  1. Thanks Mike It was a pleasure to talk to you tonight and most enlightining….Keep up the good work….Mick

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  2. This is Mike Garde the Director of Dialogue Ireland. I sent two emails to the one you are leaving comments on here. Obviously, we will not reveal your confidential information. My number is 0872396229

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  3. Sorry but I did not receive any emails from you….Please tell me who you are….I have no intention of speaking to some of those nutters from the HOP….I feel I have given away so much of my identidy already and my family are very worried about this and would be happy if I discontinued contributing to your website….If you tell me who you are and furnish me with your mobile number I may consider your request….Mick

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  4. Mick I sent you two private emails could you reply by phone as requested?
    DI

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  5. I apologise but as I only clicked into your website about six weeks ago and am still just a novice when reading all the various articles pertaining to the HOP of which I have extensive knowlege….I take into account the Thurles episode…which I was unaware of but will address later on….I first went to the HOP in the late ninetys after the death of my only son who died of meningitis at just 5 years of age….My wife and I were devastated and somebody suggested we should go to the HOP and seek consolation….It was there that I had my first encounter with CG and Fr McGinnity….I listened to some extraordinary stuff as per. the gospel of CG and as i was so vulnerable after the death of my beloved Tommy that I wondered could there be truth in what she was saying….My wife who is a strong Catholic dismissed all of this as rubbish and another dangerous cult out to bleed people of their hard earned money…..Gradually I saw the light and as I delved deeper and deeper into this scenario I was able to discover for myself that yes this was a total scam…..The final straw for me as I have already reiterated was that revolting message ie. Texas….This God emerged who was out to destroy all those people who didnt cough up money to pay for one Christinas properties….Can any intelligent person go along with this crap…..I listened over the years to McGinnity giving the most bizarre sermons about plagues locusts invading the world and certainly stuff that could be the making of a horror movie….A favourite topic of CG is the mark of the beast and the coming of the AntiChrist…..who she claims that she knows his identity….This leads to another scam she orchestrated back in 1999 when she went into ecstacy and then announced that God had granted a seal that is the seal of the living god to be placed on the foreheads of everbody present in the HOP that day and everybody blessed with this seal would enter automically into heaven at their death….This gift was to be extended to all people who were to visit the HOP over the next 2 years….and as she stated at that time the HOP in Achill was the only place where this precious gift from God could be obtained……This was a coup or stunt beyond belief …….And sure enough people travelled from across the world to receive this supernatural gift….thinking they were being awarded a special place in Heaven…….And Wow what a money spinner this turned out to be…..She was now on the pigs back and am quite sure that with all the moneys pouring in she was now contemplating her new palatial residence in Malahide…..There is much more I can add to this but am too tired and weary but will come back to it in the future….Regarding the Thurles episode which I only just picked up on today…..You mention a person called…Pat Coleman…..I have a vague recollection of meeting a guy from Ballingary Co Limerick and who I think may be the person you are referring to…..If it is the case he is a bigot…a total fanatic….and extremely dangerous…capable of violence….one track mind….will listen to no logic and incapable of proper discernment…..Please be careful of him as I have to be also if I have identified him correctly……Good night and God Bless for your good work…..Mick

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  6. Read posts about my public lecture last March at Hayes Hotel. pat Coleman tried to bully us and claimed to have a recording showing that we were at fault.

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  7. I am sorry but i dont understand what is all this business in relation to Thurles….Dont know what this is all about…..Please explain….Mick

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  8. Was worried you had lost the will to live. By the way we are still waiting for the tape from Thurles. It looks like you are technophobes.
    By the way you are obviously confused like I was about Mick. So because you just can’t face his evidence you have reverted to your usual blarney about Angie/ and this new Mick are all me. By the way Michael McCrory is in California and this Mick is in Ireland. I know you guys are the massive users of proxies but after Thurles your SS stormtroopers were so off his head you have had to bottle him as a total liability. So just say Morrissey and go to a retreat to Bolton Abbey. Stop in Glendalough to meditate and then just confess it all. Also did you ever drink Nash’s minerals or did you prefer Club Green?
    The scams and the victims!
    glas your so what …….222’v.This is me using code for Michael and the Masons to set their ship for your harbour. Give us a break

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  9. It is said that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit and by golly you easily fall in to this category……Firstly I have never met or conversed with the people you have named as Garde and McCrory….I know of their existence only thru a Prime Time Special which I watched on RTE some years ago….I am sure if you have the means to contact them they don’t have a clue who I am and probably couldn’t care less….You see I don’t have a hidden agenda as you seem to suggest….I just wish to seek the truth and protect our elderly such as our parents and beloved grandparents from the brain washing techniques of Fr McGinnity and Christina Gallagher…..Her mission may not have started out this way but it is fair to say that the damage she has caused to so many people and families is totally reprehensible….As I can only discern from your statement you are one of her die hard followers….OK….I invite you to explain how you could support a vile message which was delivered as per say Jesus Christ back some years ago when he stated that if people didn’t raise the money to complete a HOP in Texas in so many months he would destroy the whole state…I was present when that message was read out and was absolutely shocked……Is this the Jesus of love and mercy …..I don’t think so….Needless to say out of fear the money was raised and Texas is still standing….Do I take it that you believe her massive property portfolio was requested by the mother of God to protect her…..in her own words….from the evils of journalists who were out to get her…I remember McGinnity going on radio the Joe Duffy show when the news of her Mansion in Malahide was exposed……He tried to say that it was owned by people who wished to give her refuge from the media…..What nonsence…..She has been forced recently to admitting that she is the owner of this 4 million property which she tried to camouflage under the name of John Rooney her right hand man in America but who has now deserted her having seen the light finally………What about her properties in the Uk, Ballina, Newport …..and a new property most recently in Dublin worth millions also….Do you stand by and me that this the workings of God and the Blessed Mother….I think not…..This is an abomination before God….and should be addressed by the powers that be within the catholic hierarchy….In relation to my friend Fr.Athanatius….I may have portrayed him as being somewhat judgemental in his comments on CG and Fr McGinnity but in truth I know he was greatly saddened….I do hope you go meet him as he is very inspiring and have your confession heard by him and that you may receive consolation…..Yes he was deeply upset when he learnt of the activities of the HOP and just said we must pray for CG and Fr McGinnity….Hope my spelling doesn’t upset you too much ……kind regards….Mick

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  10. Even a dummy would see that this article is a fabrication of Garde-McCrory. The language and the specifics smell too strongly….almost word for word what McCrory wrote several years ago…and other things that a new face calling itself Mike Power couldnt possibly have known…so a few of us will take a drive over to Dungarvan and sound things out there for a few days. (And McCrory never could spell either)
    We might even call into Melleray to see if we can get any reaction during confession with the monk Euthanesia…we like to see old saints roll their eyes and give make judgemental comments on fellow clergy….Wow….we are nearly even looking forward to this jaunt back thru time and to interview this interesting Mike….maybe McCrory got cloned? Could that really have happened???
    We’ll keep readers posted.

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  11. My dear friend….ofcourse it is Athanatius….excuse my spelling dont know if I have it right but dont think he would care…Yes he is ninety plus and still active in his ministery a man of great humour and who had great connection with my aunt mary abbess of of glencairn…I have already stated in my blog that CG came to him many years ago and requested he to be her spiritual director as was renowned as a man of great holiness which he dismisses as nonscence and as he stated clearly to me that he advised her to get herself home and look after her husband and children…..This man has astonishing gifts and I just dont mean supernatural…..He is so down to earth and ever so wise….People come to Mellary Abbey just to queu and have their confession heard by him and he is believed to have similar gifts as that of PadrePio…..I have come to rely on his wisdom and when confronted with the exposure of CGs vast portfolio of wealth and properties I could feel his pain….He just sighed and said we must pray for the redemption of CG and Fr.McGinnity…..He said he knew Gerry McGinnity many years ago as a sound priest very intelligent and who was a shining light in Maynooth and destined for high things until he exposed the sexual activities of various seminariens and ofcourse Ledwith the head of Maynooth and his resulting expulsion and I suppose you could say exit into exile….The bitterness by McGinnity is totally understanble but my sympathy stops at this….He around this time started to engage with so called marian visionarys who seemed to be very attracted to him and he showed little discernmemt and seemed to become embroiled in the moving statue phenomenon that took place in the ninety eightys and from which emerged all sorts of false visionaries….He took on board peopl such as Mark Treanor…Julia Kim of Korea now excommunicated…..Vassoulda Ryden….under investigation by the catholic church…..And now ofcourse we must come to Medjorge …..hope my hopeless spelling aint too bad and I am making myself clear…..I dont know what to make of all this but a few years ago Christina tried to link her HOP with the visionaries of Medjorge at which there was a very swift response from them stating that there was false media out there trying to link their mission with that of Achill HOP….I rest my case now…..Going back to my original statement ……I believe that Cardinal Brady the head of the church here in Ireland has an obligation to address these issues and I have to say that in view of his previous failures he might redeem himself by at least addressing some of these issues presented to him in this blog…..Thanks……Mick

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  12. I have evidence that that the new Archbishop was specifically picked to sanitise and bury the issue.
    We are dealing with canonical football passing the ball from Tuam to Armagh and not even the Papal Nuncio will act as referee. Ronan Mullan was the last gasp for Catholic Ireland, now the future is complete and utter wipe out similar to the Labour Party. Also the liberal priests who are sent to Coventry refuse to speak up. In all our years we have never had a priest leave a comment about this abuse. You are clearly an active Catholic and care. My memory is that the monk you are referring to is Athanatius? Is he now into his 90’s?

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  13. With your Legion experience you might find this article by Colm Toibin revealing and one that will connect with your fellow ex’s.
    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v27/n23/colm-toibin/at-st-peters

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  14. I wonder about this man Cardinal Brady who has been in the forefront of hiding facts in relation to the sexual abuse of children pleading that there wasnt enough understanding by himself and his colleagues as to the evil of his fellow priests who carried out these atrocoties….I beg to differ..I believe he is now guilty of elder abuse….again trying to protect the domination of the Catholic Church….Betty Morrissey and others who I will speak of in a later blog went to meet him in Armagh….She has described him as a weak individual and knew that and got the sense that she was wasting her time in telling her story and experience of the HOP…..She told him her story and direct experience in relation to the fund raising activities in Mullingar and McGinnitys role in this and was clearly asking this man who is the head of the Catholic Church in Ireland to speak out and protect other vulnerable people who may have been coerced into parting with their hard won earnings to support a woman who is a fraud and charlaton….To this day he has done nothing ……..and I mean absolutely nothing…..He has ignored complaints much to the sorrow of his loyal fellow catholics….Which now speaks for itself….Why protect McGinnity in this sad scenario….The answer is now clear to me….In a conversation by McGinnity he is reputed to have said if they continue to hound me I have alot more to say in relation to the sexual and homosexual carry on during my tenure as Dean in Maynooth…..Could this be blackmail…..I have learned that people who have made their pleas and complaints to the Cardinal have been ignored and referred back to the Tuam diocese…..I undestand that the Archbishop who is a good man says he has no jurisdiction over Mcginnity and refers the whole situation back to Armagh as this is the diocese where McGinnity belongs and is thus anserable to the Cardinal as his boss and bishop….What an unholy mess……How can this man who is the elected prince of the church who has pleaded forgiveness for mishandling the sexual abuse of children and in my book the most serious sins of the catholic church ever to be exposed can ignore that other most vulnerable people that of our elderly our most precious parents ….granparents etc…I can only hope that with the advent of the new cardinal that he will hopefully see the light and confine Fr.McGinnity to obey his pastoral duties in the parish of Knockbridge to which he was assigned and finally see the light that is of Christina Gallagher

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  15. It is and Cardinal Brady is walking away in August leaving the mess. This elder abuse is his legacy. See no evil and you know the rest.

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  16. Mike, on a bench in Philadelphia’s Washington Square Just read this testimony You mean this bleeding stuff is still going on!

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