Gearoíd Dullea Executive Secretary of the Bishops Conference outlines conclusions of meeting in Maynooth last month

Today we received from Gearoíd Dullea Executive Secretary of the Bishops Conference the first inkling of what was discussed at the meeting of all the bishops last month in regard to the House of Prayer. We are publishing this as it will inform the meeting of the Director of Dialogue Ireland, Mike Garde with the the Archbishop of Armagh next week in Dundalk.

We will of course be replying to Gearoíd Dullea as the letter raises more questions than answers and will publish our reply in due course.

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2 Responses

  1. Dear Mike and friends and all..
    Yes it was with some dismay and disappointment that I read the response from the Episcopal Conference today in which Bishop Neary just reiterated a statement which he made back in 1998.

    Just to put this into perspective I was present that day on the 16th July 1998 when the statement from the Bishop was released and which I remember very well.
    On that particular day crowds descended on the HOP and a document was circulated to all of the pilgrims.This document was the result of an investigation set up by the Archdiocese of Tuam to investigate this whole phenomenon which is the HOP in Achill.
    In this statement Bishop Neary stated that there had been no findings of a supernatural nature but that he appreciated that the works of the HOP were in good standing with the Catholic Church.

    So therefore he stated that he wished to integrate the HOP into the mainstream running of the Diocese.
    So he desired that the HOP be integrated into the parish of Achill and that the HOP be subject to the diocese of Tuam as it was originally intended by Archbishop Cassidy when he opened it in 1993.

    It was intended to be a place of retreat for priests to come there contemplate and rejuvenate their spiritual lives.

    So then he made the following recommendations.
    (1) that the sacraments of the Catholic Church be disallowed in the HOP ie. celebration of the mass, hearing of confessions.and of course those others such as matrimony,baptism, holy orders, confirmation, and the anointing of the sick.
    He also stated that he wished to appoint a spiritual director to CG from the diocese of Tuam and that Fr. G Mc.Ginnity should have no further involvement with preaching or saying Mass in the HOP.
    He also stated that this should not be a place of pilgrimage for the Catholic faithful.
    He then stated that all moneys, donations etc. received within the HOP be submitted to the Archdiocese for perusal by their accountants.

    To cut this story short Christina appeared on the podium that day and announced that she had no choice but to close the HOP due to the restrictions which she said she had to endure from Archbishop Neary.

    There was much hysteria in the crowds, much crying and sobbing, but CG was remarkably calm as was Fr. Mc.Ginnity.Later that day I witnessed Christina ordering him to remove the Blessed Sacrament from the chapel and I watched him in full vestments take the short journey of just a hundred yards to the parish Church in Achill Sound.At the time I did not realise the significance of this but of course now I know.

    Once the Blessed Sacrament is removed the bishop no longer has any jurisdiction over its place of previous residence. This effectively turned the HOP into a private business where she no longer had to be obedient to her bishop and she was now free to spew her vitriol and which she has done so and indeed lined her pockets and destroyed so many people in the process.
    I am quite sure that when the bishop required her to produce the financial records she saw red and quickly devised a plan to overcome this new obstacle. The rest is history but there can be no doubt that this cunning plan was aided and abetted by her right hand man Fr. McGinnity.

    God Bless….Mick Power

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  2. They are afraid of something is it greater scandal behind all this?

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