The RC bishop of Down and Connor, Noel Gold Door Handles Treanor wants to take £1,000 a month from a Belfast soup kitchen which feeds the hungry and the poor!
This soup kitchen is based at St. Patrick’s parishin Belfast and was set up by a previous curate of the parish.
The soup kitchen in run by volunteers who cook some of the food in their own homes and bring it to the soup kitchen.
The soup kitchen is run in a disused premises adjacent to the church.
Noel Treanor made a PR and photoshoot visit when the kitchen was opened. As far as I aware he did not roll up his sleeves and perl spuds!
The problem arose recently when a company that runs Northern Ireland cinemas decided to donate £1000 a month to the soup kitchen. Very good of them.
But then Noel Treanor, the new PP Eugene O’Neill (who is not liked by many parishioners) ant the diocesan chief operating officer, Tiernan O’Neill, according to a parish source, heard about the £1000 a month and demanded it be given to the diocese to cover costs.
The volunteers and others are not happy to fulfill the diocesan demand.
As a result, the Presbyterian church down the street has offered the soup kitchen free accomodation in their church.
Also angry about the Treanor/O’Neill demand for the money is the local SDLP councillor Paul McCusker who has been very supportive of the kitchen.
I wonder if the cinema company yet know that their donation to the poor will be taken by Treanor/O’Neill duo?
Will the volunteers bow down to them and let them take the poor’s money?
Why does a wealthy diocese, with millions in property and millions in cash, need this money?
Treanor needs to be careful because he already has a reputation for spending millions on renovating his palace.
He also has a reputation among clery and religious for liking expensive wines, European junket trips, etc.
Noel of Bling and his honcho O’Neill need to keep their hands off the purses of the poor and hungry.
And Chairman O’Neill needs to understand that the Catholic people will not tolerate bully PPs any longer!
Let the Soup Kitchen move down the street to those generous Presbyterians.
Let the Soup K