Why did Bishop Joseph Cassidy retire at 61 after being conned by Christina Gallagher?

Bishop Cassidy

https://www.rte.ie/archives/2015/0922/729530-moving-statues-phenomenon/

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

Watching the programme on the moving statues on RTE on Monday April 15, a few things are becoming clearer. Bishop Joseph Cassidy was a critical voice and was gentle in his questioning of the whole phenomenon. He was interviewed while he was Bishop of Clonfert. He was an energetic and relatively youthful bishop and soon became media spokesperson for the Irish Episcopal Conference. This role built on his talent for language and communication which was an attribute picked up at his Requiem Mass by his successor “he used language with care, with discrimination and with feeling. He loved to play on words and to pun. His homilies were not only education but entertainment. His language was fresh, his vision poetic.

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Later on 22 August 1987 he was appointed to the position of archbishop of the Archdiocese of Tuam. We heard about the Sligo situation back in 1983 and there it is not so much about moving statues but visions. It was here that Christina visited and likely conjured up her plan to create the House of Prayer. However, in her case there is no evidence of any deep spirituality just a vision of living in luxury and conning people. This is the link to Christina’s life of material wealth and spiritual delusion ably written about by Jim Gallagher, called Immaculate Deception.

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https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/…/ancient-history-le…/

The evidence suggests that Christina Gallagher got the ideas about visions from what happened in Sligo. ..

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There were many reports of moving statues and religious appearances in Ireland during 1985. On 2 September 1985 claims were made that one such apparition occurred in Castleconnor in West Sligo. Here is an early report by Tommie Gorman at the time.

https://www.rte.ie/archives/2016/0512/788026-sligo-grotto/

Here is the propaganda addressed to Archbishop Cassidy who both Christina and Fr McGinnity approached to give his blessing to the House of Prayer.

“How the House of Prayer came about is a most beautiful story of the love of God for us His children. When Our Blessed Lady first expressed Her desire for a ‘little House of Prayer” Christina wondered how she, could ever procure a ‘House of Prayer’ but Our Lady told Christina that She desired the House, ‘through the generosity of the people’ This in itself from the outset was a great sign because no fundraising was ever planned or even considered, only the power of God’s Mother. Our Lady Herself, literally provided the House. It was She Herself who touched the hearts of Her children as She desired and they responded. Christina did not even know where the house would be located and when asked, Our Lady would only reply “The House that God has chosen will be.” Eventually Christina visited a convent in Achill Sound when it came up for sale and experienced there a deep feeling of inner peace. She knew that this was to be the place.”

 

Here is what Christina claimed,

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“When she sought ecclesiastical permission from the local ordinary, Archbishop Joseph Cassidy carefully considered her request which, Christina emphasised, she desired to have fulfilled only in complete conformity with and in total obedience towards the Church. He himself gave “not only permission but his blessing” and offically dedicated it to Our Lady Queen of Peace on 16th July 1993. Our Lady spoke only days after the dedication saying that Her children “desire peace, but they do not recognise the treasure I have placed in their midst. Their hearts are set on the things of the world and are closed to the graces I desire to give”.”

Here is what DI wrote in 2012,

“Above you can read the lovely fairy story about the humble young woman with a vision to bring priests on retreat. There with her is the humble priest guardian of the victims of abuse who recognises the great gifts that Christina has and is totally under her influence. Then the Archbishop is hoodwinked and cops on within a short period of time. No this is no House of Prayer but a House of Prey where many loyal Catholics have been conned into handing over their body and soul to an organisation which is without support from the Ordinary of the Diocese. Christina who has no recognition and she is basically running a sect group. If you were in a good relationship with the current bishop why would you misrepresent the situation and publish 20 year old photographs?”
The Archbishop now has a problem. He is snookered. He has recognised a dud fraud and if he changes his mind he looks a little silly after his own pronouncements a few years earlier. He decides to cut his losses and retires early in 1994 just one year after this fiasco occurs at the age of 61 and lives till he is 80. Why in a church where priests are allowed to minister till they are 75 does he retire? He is replaced by Archbishop by Michael Neary who till today has droned on about not recognising the House of Prayer, but has allowed this terrible abuse to continue. It involves spiritual, mental and material abuse of mainly vulnerable elderly Catholics who do not grasp they are in a dangerous place as this is supported by Gerard McGinnity who was a whistle-blower in Maynooth.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Cassidy_(bishop)?fbclid=IwAR2RQ0aWVbTWsoY_-4ChgIueRs5OJQWgEaFPKFSfacgvhMBnLCQ0DN59S64

Joseph Cassidy (29 October 1933 – 31 January 2013) was an Irish churchman who held high office in the Roman Catholic Church; firstly Bishop of Clonfert from 1982 to 1987, then Archbishop of Tuam from 1987 to 1994.[1][2]

The Most Reverend
Joseph Cassidy
Archbishop of Tuam
Archdiocese
Tuam
Installed
22 August 1987 (appointed)
Term ended
28 June 1994 (retired)
Predecessor
Joseph Cunnane
Successor
Michael Neary
Other posts
Bishop of Clonfert (1982-1987)
Orders
Ordination
21 June 1959 (Priest)
Consecration
23 September 1979 (Bishop)
Personal details
Born
29 November 1933
Charlestown, County Mayo Ireland
Died
31 January 2013 (aged 79)
Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland
Buried
Moore, County Roscommon, Ireland
Nationality
Irish
Denomination
Roman Catholic
Biography

He was born in Charlestown, County Mayo Ireland. He was ordained a priest on 21 June 1959 for the Diocese of Achonry. He later transferred to the slightly larger Diocese of Clonfert, where he taught at, and later became President of, St. Joseph’s College, Ballinasloe.

He was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Clonfert the diocese on 24 August 1979 and received episcopal ordination on 23 September 1979, one week before the historic visit of Pope John Paul II to Ireland. The Principal Consecrator was Archbishop Gaetano Alibrandi; his Principal Co-Consecrators were Archbishop Joseph Cunnane of Tuam and Bishop Thomas Flynn of Achonry. On 1 May 1982, he succeeded to the position of Bishop of Clonfert and spent much time visiting the scattered small communities that make up much of the diocese. His was an energetic and relatively youthful bishop and soon became media spokesperson for the Irish Episcopal Conference. This role built on his talent for language and communication which was an attribute picked up at his Requiem Mass by his successor “he used language with care, with discrimination and with feeling. He loved to play on words and to pun. His homilies were not only education but entertainment. His language was fresh, his vision poetic.” [3][4]

On 22 August 1987 he was appointed to the position of archbishop of the Archdiocese of Tuam.

He resigned the position on 29 June 1994 and took the title Archbishop Emeritus of Tuam.[1][2] but he was anxious to maintain his pastoral ministry and became Parish Priest of Moore.[3]

Following his death at home in Ballinasloe on 31 January 2013, his funeral was held in the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Tuam and he was buried at Moore, County Roscommon where he served after his retirement as Archbishop.[5][6][7]

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