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SIOL NA hEIREANN AND DONEGAL SHEEP FARMER NIALL MC CONNELL.

NIALL MC CONNELL – A Man Outstandng In His Own Field 🙂

I cannot for the life if me see that Diarmuid Martin did anything wrong in Croke Park on Friday.

It was a Muslim high feast day and he went along to stand with the Muslim community of Dublin and to show he was open to dialogue.

DM is obviously a Catholic. He does not regard Allah as his God. Nor does he promote Islam and Islamic ideas and doctrines.

What he did was akin to any of us who had a Jewish neighbour going to attend one of their religious parties.

Some years ago the Muslims of the Dublin Rialto mosque asked me to spend a day in dialogue with them.

I prayed with them in their mosque.

We had hours of discussions and meals together.

At the end of the day they asked me to convert to Islam.

Of course I had absolutely no inclination to do so.

They tell us they are a religion of peace but all over the globe Musmins commit atrocities in the name of Allah and think they will be rewarded for their terrorism by 72 heavenly virgins.

Islam has the responsibility to distance itself from Islamic terrorism and expel them.

But world domination and the imposition of Sharia Law is its stated goal?

SIOL na hEIREANN

Siol na hEireann is a strange mixture of Irish Republicanism, Mariology Racism, and”Catholicism”.

I think they are racists.

In their anti immigrant policies they forget that Jesus, Mary and Joseph were first century immigrants into Egypt. So much for their megaphone Hail Mary’s.

I think they are a potentially dangerous group. They already practice angry intimidation. I believe they would be capable of violence.

Should they be proscribed? Maybe not just yet. But the authorities and police need to keep a very close eye on them.

They seem to attract people with Ulster accents and people South of the border with culchie accents.

McConnell himself is bright. But some of his followers come across as thick as champ.

I wonder is Phonsie a member of Siol na hEireann?

I think he might be at home there.

He doesn’t want girls immunized against cervical cancer 🤨

166 replies on “SIOL NA hEIREANN AND DONEGAL SHEEP FARMER NIALL MC CONNELL.”

Now i think thon’s a rug he’s wearing. Probably takes it off at night wouldn’t look so hot then, especially if he insisted on saying all 15 decades of the Rosary. Bit of a damper on any sexual passion, that. Things would tend to deflate before Niall finished his night prsyers.

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Hope he’s not related to Pat’s pal James Madman McConnell of Middletown, who’s now put up videos of him being a pest in Stormont.

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when ireland is in the hand of the HOLY PRIESTS once more again it will know the peace and safety it once knew when the HOLY PRIESTS were in chsrge all them stories about kids being poked by HOLY PRIESTS and the RELIGIOUS were all just made up stuff so the HOLY GOD is ANGRY that at those who made up this stuff and will soon shown everyone thst the stuff was made up nail mccondel is the HOLY GODS way of calling IRELAND back to the HOLY PRIESTS so that they can do what was done before IRELAND had better listen or its curtains

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If there is unemployment then there is no need for immigration. When the Irish came to England in the 50s and 60s it was because the manual labour was advertised in Irish Newspapers they didn’t smuggle themselves into the country.They were also extremely grateful for the opportunity. There didn’t seem to need the Archbishop of Canterbury to appear at a May Procession to wish them well.

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Islam supports
– The killing of Gay men (thrown off buildings).
-The stoning of Woman in adultery (not men btw).
– Marriage of girls under the age of 9.
– Uncovered women are raped/murdered.
– Women have no rights.
– Holy is war on everyone who is not muslim.
– The killing of Christians around the world.
– Chopping off the hands of thieves.
And this is in the name of moderate Islam!
Diarmuid Martin would have made a bigger impression by not attending. He could have drawn peoples attention to the atrocities committed around the world in the name of ‘peaceful’ Islam. Instead he stood there with bouquet of flowers looking like the fool he is.

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Consider verses 4:74 onwards of the Koran where it urges believers to “fight for the religion of God…….and whether slain or victorious, you shall receive a great reward .”
I suppose this is what fanatical Islamic fundamentalists have foremost in mind when detonating their devices while uttering “Allahu Akbar.”
A religion of peace?
Sounds almost as reliably accurate as the assertion that the RCC is the repository of holiness.
MMM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKUMuEfi1b8
God, Allah, Yahweh, Universal Principle, Higher Power, Source, Tao, Ik Onkar, the Great Spirit, Buddha Consciousness, Christ Consciousness, the Divine Masculine, the Divine Feminine…. Let’s be expansive and liberate ourselves from the small-mindedness of religious exclusivism. After all, we’re all just truth seekers, aren’t we? Religion is an accident of birth. Not all Muslims are terrorists, not all Christians are peace-loving paragons of virtue.

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Spot on. D M’s attendsnce at that vile event would have been akin to Jews going along to the Nazi Nuremberg rallies in 1936.

Muslims are NOT peaceful people; they can be extremely violent, murderous even, in the name of their god.

Remember the wisdom of Blsise Paschal: Men never commit evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do commit it from religious conviction.

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This petition, like all other attempts to communicate with the Catholic Church will be ignored you numbskulls. Some people just aren’t listening.

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Bishop Paul Tighe and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin holiday in Gran Canaria every year. They stay in Dermo’s brothers apartment.
They would not want you to know that Pat. The truth will set them free tough 😈

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Apparently Phonsie has now retracted his views on cervical cancer and apologised because he didn’t fully understand.
I have to say that my first thought when I read your line above was that if he thought the vaccine would encourage promiscuity he has literally no understanding of what sex is actually like and how people behave.
My second thought was that here was finally a cleric who wasn’t putting it about.
My third thought was that you would at least think a cleric would gain some basic understanding of human sexual behaviour from confession.
My fourth thought was that he obviously hadn’t and I’m unsurprised that such a cleric would be appointed a bishop.
In case you read this, Phonsie, you should be absolutely clear that thoughts of cervical cancer are virtually never in anyone’s head when they are having sex or moving near to having sex. Because human behaviour doesn’t work the way you thought it does a lot of health care now is geared towards reducing the risk when people behave riskily, because they certainly will, rather than not intervening and leaving them at higher risk.
This is why the church should butt out of health care, because they don’t understand human behaviour and screw things up for people.
Frankly I don’t know why anyone would take health or sex advice from a bunch of prissy (supposed) virgins, but this is another bizarre feature of human behaviour that people will allow clergy to tell them what to do in bed and other aspects of their lives 🤣

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It’s clear that Phonsie’s forays into the healthcare area are a source of embarrassment and frustration to most if not all of the other bishops, especially Eamon and Diarmuid Martin.

But Opus Dei would have to have an advocate among the Irish bishops, and the disaster for Ireland, Charlie Brown was a complicit cog. (God help the church in Albania!) It’s just a pity for the people and priests and diocese of Waterford & Lismore that it was vacant when it was.

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A very appropriate observation @11:25. I totally agree that most RC clerics have only a superficial knowledge of sexuality and its emotional, psychological and physical issues. Maybe that’s why so many of them are “at it” on the quiet, …….they think.
MMM

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You are right MMM.

An important part of my theraputic journey involved working on.my sexuality

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9.17: MMM – When did you get over your confusions about your sexual identity or is it still a problem for you? What are you now?

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In response to the requests of A@12:30, 1:06, 2:14 and 11:59 yesterday: how could I refuse? Aw yes, ….just to annoy A@6:15, and A@8:28 !
The requests were for a few lines of verse. Probably ‘cos I watched a BBC recording of Lucy Worsley’s excellent analysis of the myths of the American civil war, the “John Brown’s body….” tune came to mind. Her programmes examining historical fibs and myths are excellent and I’ve mailed the BBC to request she does one on the RCC. Perhaps you could do likewise via BBC Have your Say:
Anyway, with a nod to John Brown’s Body lies a moulderin in the grave: Here goes:
The clergy are complaining, that most of them are good.
We do them an injustice and they think that’s very rude.
They say they pray to bless the day, we’ll understand the truth.
By that is meant, they represent, the best of aul Maynooth.
Chorus (to the Faithful)
Bend the knee to all you see, with collars back to front.
It’s no disgrace, we wear the lace, and act the silly c***
You sheep pay up, we’ll act the tup, and screw you left and right.
We’re clerical class, now kiss my ass, and swallow up our sh***
Their song is sung, “We catch them young, we’ve got the magic spell.”
To have relief just bring belief, we’ll get you out of hell.
To dodge that fate put coin in plate, the Mass don’t come for free.
Just pay us well, to sidestep Hell: thus says the Holy See.
The clerical class can kiss my ass. That’s bishops, priests combined.
Away with the lot and their TommyRot. Let’s leave them all behind.
The more they try, to suck us dry, the less we’ll hear their plea.
Just realise and recognise, the Truth will set you Free.
Final Chorus:
Glory Glory Halleluia . We the free, …..can sock it to Ye:
Take back your snares of foolish prayers. Go back where you belong.
Happyleee, forever free, you’ll hear us sing this song.
So bend the knee, to all you see, with collars back to front
etc, etc
MMM

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MMM at 3.49, brilliant!
Knew you wouldn’t disappoint.
I was the first to make the request of you.
That composition should be published, not least for its tasteful irreverency. 😅👍

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Thank you at 6:29. Yes it’s irreverent, and intended to be, for truth is I no longer have any reverence for the RCC as an institution.
There are individual clerics I can respect as persons of worth whose charitable helpful support to those in need is commendable, provided it is not simply part of a proselytising effort. But otherwise, the whole religious, faith and belief aspects I now regard as a wholesale swindle worthy only of restraint and ridicule, and certainly not reverence.

And if I could also just mention here, in response to requests last week for me to describe my journey from Deism to Atheism.
I completed that, but for now hold it for my own reflection. Thinking about it as I wrote, I came to a view that there are just too many gobshites on this blog-site whose sole purpose seems to be that of seeking to use honest comments or recollections as fodder for hostility, ridicule and inappropriate supposition rather than to raise points of honest enquiry.
I’m happy to discuss and debate issues, but not to provide material for idiots who can usually only barely manage a coherent sentence.
MMM

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11:23 pm
If a Bishop is going to make pronouncements in the media be very very well
informed before doing so. The days of Bishops not being challenged are over.

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Yes. It would be much better and freer under Islamic “domineering”. Wouldn’t it be wonderful!!! Now which high buildings……

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Well its practically that way already and the country has gone to the dogs. Watch you don’t get what you wish for,the mohamadans will take over in a heartbeat then you’ll know all about domineering!!! Just say’, like.

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Pat you show your total ignorance of Islam and a total lack of knowledge. You say Dermo would not accept Allah as his God. What a fooliish thing to say. Allah is God, it’s the Arabic word for God.

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I had to laugh at the comment yesterday about not being a priest and commenting here. Don’t you realise, ‘Fathers’, that you are easily visible by the tone of your comments! The comments on this blog split mainly into three: those hurt by the church, laity supporting or complaining about the church, and priests. All three are very distinct. Priests aren’t used to having their edicts questioned, have been formed in group think and produce the pat answers and justifications they all do. People hurt by the church are also easily recognisable – I would put Magna Carta in this category.
Now, if you reply to imply that I’m drunk at this hour, don’t forget to address me as Father!

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1.39am: How many late night gins did you have before trotting this stupidly inane comment? What is your point? I suspect you can’t recall…..get plastered again tonight…

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Good perceptive comment@1:39. Perhaps another category might be those once indoctrinated by the RC church who have left aside its narrow views and now realise:
1) How weak, unsubstantiated and totally illogical are its foundations and authenticity;
2) How, as a self serving organisation, it survives by inveigling naive recruits into its ranks and then inculcate them into a clerical autocracy, while at the same time it welcomes “company men” who seek the benefits of authority, power and a cushy job for life.
3) How it capitalises on human uncertainties and frailties by offering illusory after life inducements in return for obedience and support, especially financial.
I think there are many who visit +Pat’s blog who would come into this group. I am certainly very happy to regard myself in this category.
While the bible contains a lot of crap, sometimes there’s an appropriate comment:
1.13 :11 Paul to Corinthians: “When I was a child I thought as a child…….. But when I became a man I put away these foolish things.”
MMM

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The God of Israel and the God of Jesus Christ are the same one God, yet the revelation of Christ has further revealed the truth about God in his inner life. The Islamic faith is monotheistic but “Allah” who is reflected in the Koran is a different God in many of his attributes. God and Allah are not the same. Respect for religious diversity is one thing, participation in the cultic acts of a religion that is not your conviction is an act against the First Commandment. Wish muslims the very best for their feast but participation is too much and confuses many.

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Bp Pat, I admire the way you keep a completely straight face in “playing mouse and cat” with the arch Roman.

The statement is extreme, because it draws on Bergoglio who is extreme. To each god their place. The word is not a name but a job title. What is wrong with people having different gods? Each group of devotees places different connotations in ownership of public and private spaces alike. DM thinks the minds of the Irish are his to give away. (He came to know that in his long years in Rome.)

People should be at such a ceremony in solely a civic capacity, which is what would matter. Having found himself at the ceremony DM should have avoided deceiving consciences. As arch Roman this is impossible for him however. Romans are robotised puppets, caught up in a series of unfortunate events.

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Is the allah of the qur’an the same as the God of the New Testament? This is an empirical question, not one of personal opinion, so what comparisons can we draw?
Does the qur’an say that Allah loves me even though I am a sinner?
By the way, this question is one of theological enquiry and not one of political or personal opinion.

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Last week, La Croix and The Tablet both reported on an interview with the president of the French bishops’ conference, Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort. During the interview, he envisioned that “the Holy See will one day be led by the Pope surrounded by a college of cardinals in which there would be women.”
The Rheims archbishop’s musings reminded me of many years ago when I was much younger, and older Catholics were first daring to discuss the ordination of women.
Invariably the debates about the probability of ordained women surrendered to the question of whether such ordination was possible. Here arguments against the possibility were raised by invoking pervasive misogyny, local cultures, theology, canon law, the Bible and even the intentionality of Jesus at the last supper!
After exhausting a host of objections to the possible, invariably a senior in the room would suggest, “Why not make women cardinals?” This often prompted quizzical stares from mostly everyone, but the clever proponent would remind them that until recently there were, indeed, lay cardinals. “They didn’t have to be ordained,” the proponent would expertly conclude.
It was only a hundred years ago that the “new” Code of Canon Law (1917) decreed that cardinals had to be ordained. Before that they were either from the laity or the ordained, though clearly the majority were the latter.
Ordination was introduced, in part, to correct abuse in the appointment of cardinals. For instance, in 1735, Pope Clement XII made Luis Antonio de Borbón, son of King Felipe V of Spain, a cardinal, he was 8 years old. Ordination would give some surety that the person was an adult and theologically educated.
In 1983, the code required that cardinals be bishops.
Commentary
The church needs women cardinals
Ordination does not equal competency for leadership
Jul 28, 2020
by James F. Keenan
Opinion
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In this 2017 file photo, Pope Francis speaks during his annual pre-Christmas meeting with top officials of the Roman Curia and members of the College of Cardinals in Clementine Hall at the Vatican. (CNS/Reuters/Claudio Peri)
Last week, La Croix and The Tablet both reported on an interview with the president of the French bishops’ conference, Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort. During the interview, he envisioned that “the Holy See will one day be led by the Pope surrounded by a college of cardinals in which there would be women.”
The Rheims archbishop’s musings reminded me of many years ago when I was much younger, and older Catholics were first daring to discuss the ordination of women.
Invariably the debates about the probability of ordained women surrendered to the question of whether such ordination was possible. Here arguments against the possibility were raised by invoking pervasive misogyny, local cultures, theology, canon law, the Bible and even the intentionality of Jesus at the last supper!
After exhausting a host of objections to the possible, invariably a senior in the room would suggest, “Why not make women cardinals?” This often prompted quizzical stares from mostly everyone, but the clever proponent would remind them that until recently there were, indeed, lay cardinals. “They didn’t have to be ordained,” the proponent would expertly conclude.
It was only a hundred years ago that the “new” Code of Canon Law (1917) decreed that cardinals had to be ordained. Before that they were either from the laity or the ordained, though clearly the majority were the latter.
Ordination was introduced, in part, to correct abuse in the appointment of cardinals. For instance, in 1735, Pope Clement XII made Luis Antonio de Borbón, son of King Felipe V of Spain, a cardinal, he was 8 years old. Ordination would give some surety that the person was an adult and theologically educated.
In 1983, the code required that cardinals be bishops.
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We should not think, however, that these laws negated the possibility of popes making lay cardinals. While we can rarely know what a pope intends to do, until he discloses it, there have been fairly consistent reports that Pope Paul VI wanted to or actually offered to make the French philosopher Jacques Maritain one, and later that Pope John Paul II offered the appointment to Mother Teresa. Both persons reportedly declined the offer.
Moreover, in 2013 on these pages Jesuit Fr. Frederico Lombardi, director of the Holy See’s press office, commented that women cardinals were “theologically and theoretically … possible.” Like my seniors 50 years ago, he added, “Being a cardinal is one of those roles in the church for which, theoretically, you do not have to be ordained.” He said this, however, to quell speculation that a woman would be among those named for the next consistory.
Why should women cardinals matter?
Like the discussions 50 years ago, the Rheims archbishop’s comments remind us of a variety of ways that the laity in general and women in particular can and should exercise authority and leadership in the church. He entertained the question of women deacons, but he was much more interested in the diversity of leadership roles in the church that were not being filled by the laity nor especially by women whether religious or lay. Thus he noted that he was “completely flabbergasted” that non-ordained religious brothers could vote at the Synod of Bishops’ meetings, but women could not.
Reminding us that the ordained “are in principle neither more learned nor closer to God than the laity,” he added, “The voice of all the baptized laity, from the moment they try to embrace Christianity, should be able to count as much as that of the clergy.”
Then he turned to the question of competency: “Nothing prevents them from holding many more important functions in the workings of the institution, with everything being a matter of competence.”
Ah, competency! The question of leadership in the church too often defaults to the question of ordination, a dumbfounding mistake inasmuch as ordination simply does not bestow such competency for leadership, though it does recognize and confirm the capacity to preside at certain sacraments. Pope Francis’ insistence on a servant priesthood is a helpful addendum: Orders is fundamentally a sacrament for a vocation of service.
When it comes to competency for leadership, the sacrament does not give to those what they do not have. By the sacrament of orders, a priest or a bishop does not become more able to lead an office, a parish, a department at an episcopal conference, a state or national conference, a confraternity, a Catholic non-governmental organization, a dicastery or a congregation. Clergy do not gain such competency by orders.
The appeal to having women cardinals, then, is a case in point. The pope shortly after his election created a cabinet of eight cardinals whose judgment he wanted to regularly summon. If he is looking for competent judgment, could there not be women in that group? If women could be cardinals, should not they be in his inner circle of confidants and advisors?
I always find the topic of women cardinals energizing. As it did 50 years ago and as recently Moulins-Beaufort illustrated, the topic provokes us to untether the question of competency from orders and allows us to see as Paul told us the variety of gifts within the church.
That untethering is long overdue.
[Jesuit Fr. James F. Keenan is Canisius Professor at Boston College.]

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They will only be agency types, like the bureaucrats that took over from the genuine laypeople that were briefly in charge of administering dioceses. Look at their fat portfolios of conflicting interests! Simpler and surer to go non-Roman like Bp Pat.

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I think he was right in going. Interfaith events are incredible important in fostering a relationship between the communities. Islam is growing in Ireland so we need to understand there are are going to more and more Islamic events and that’s okay.
For the world meeting of families the church used a stadium so of course the Islamic community should have the same opportunity.
Ireland is such a diverse and inclusive country and everyone should be free to practice their religion. It also upsets me when Catholic men and women start saying how awful Islam is when they forget just how much pain our church has inflicted on people in the past.

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Rome cleverly supports both good and evil policies of its own at the same time, continuing the confusion about its apostasy. (Not the laity’s.)

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Fr A. C  —  2nd Aug 2020 at 8:04 am   —  I think he was right in going. 
Interfaith events are incredible important in fostering a relationship between the communities  – 
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Sorry, Fr.   I’d be in full agreement with you regarding the right of people to freely practise their religion,  but I can’t agree with +Pat and yourself as regards Multi-Faith Events.

  –  1 –  The way I read my Bible our God has prohibited our presence at such events  –  ‘Thou shall not have strange gods before me’,  ‘Be holy for I am Holy’, etc.   
Yes, God did for his own purposes sanction Elijah’s presence at that Multi-Faith Event on Mount Carmel, 1 Kings, chapter 18 commencing at verse 20. 
Read through it to verse 40, And Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon and slaughtered them there.’   https://www.esv.org/1+Kings+18/

  –  2  –  It creates confusion among the general Christian community.  It has people thinking that the Christian and Muslim gods are the same,  But that’s one of Karl Rahner’s big lies.  As any Muslim will tell you  –  they’re plainly and definitely not.

– 3 – MOST IMPORTANTLY AT THE PRESENT TIME – What’s happened in Dublin and elsewhere is likely to increase the pressure on Christian minority communities, such as the Copts in Egypt, for them to participate in Muslim religious events.

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The attendance by Archbishop Martin at an Islamic event is really a non issue. It was a gathering along with other faith leaders and I believe it was fine. People have a right to protest civilly and peacefully. Your branding of groups as dangerous is absurd on the grounds of some being of a Catholic fringe group. Politically, Siol na hEirann is extreme, but they have a right to protest.

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Eid Mubarak hi. See the bigger picture. Objective Reality. God is God no matter what we call him. Look at the Old Testament. God is Amazing 🤩

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Hi Fly!
Among other words for amazing, my Roget’s has “fantastical”. and “unbelievable.”
So yes, I agree, and would phrase it as: “God is fantastically unbelievable.”
Well spoken sir.
MMM

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Good morning hi fly.

HOLY GOD Begorra and Bejaney.
That’s hard core Burning Bush territory hi fly perennial philosopher.
Off with the shoes.
Mystics ecstasy levitation and the mystical marriage.
Teresa from Avila was one of many. Many are called…
And THE WORD was made flesh….
May the Force be with you+
Bye bye fly hi.

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None of those. It’s a bit like the gay ghosts – Patrick Fitzmaurice and Maurice Fitzpatrick 😁

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It’s not unheard of for Churches to host muslim Friday prayers in their church halls when the muslim community don’t have access to a mosque. It’s not unheard of for Iftah meals to be celebrated by Christians alongside Muslims as a sign of solidarity.
These extremists are just racists.

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If the mosques are happy to participate in Christian celebrations within their places of worship, then Christians should have no problem with attending non-Christian celebrations in the mosques.
St Paul does say something in 1 Corinthians 10:28 about eating food.
However, the Moslems really do know how to throw a good spread, their food is absolutely delicious 😀 and they are very family orientated, and I personally find the locals who attend mosque to be very friendly and to have a good sense of humour.
No wine though 🙄
(But I know a few of the lads who will crack open a few cans of lager when watching the footy).
Swings and roundabouts, is it not?

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Church buildings are built for Christian worship; and often are consercrated: therefore ‘set aside.’
Only Christian prayers and rites are practiced Christian churches.
Church meeting halls etc. are the place for interfaith and community cohesion.
The Moslem call prayer does not state: “There is no [sic… God] but [sic… the Christian God] and [sic… Christ is His only son].” — It states something quite different; and what it does state is in direct opposition to the Christian Creed–this is a theological fact–to some this could be conceived as disrespectful or insensitive.
Custodians of the Christian faith have a responsibility to keep the consiences of the faithful, and the onlooker.
Church halls, meeting rooms and at table, and breaking bread together, is a wonderful thing and should be encouraged as much as possible.
It is at table we become companions, this is what Our Lord and master taught us. Is it not? x

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Dermo’s forgotten about or has not heard of the Battle of Lepanto. In the not too distant future his successors will be dhimmis and will pay the Jizya tax.

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11:47
The website you cite in relationship to refugees and the flight into Egypt is hardly a competent source of biblical scholarship, or for that matter, an ideology-free source of criticism of anything liberal.

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Fr Eugene O’Hagan, one of the Singing Priests, is presenting Sounds Sacred on Radio Ulster today from 5pm. Interestingly, he highlights that one of the discs he’s spinning is by Dolly Parton. I wonder if there’ll be any show tunes, the Pet Shop Boys, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez and George Michael?

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Thank you. The old people in St Peter’s used to say to me: “See you Far Buckley. You should have been a missioner” 🙂

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You’ve brought the memory’s flooding back I loved a good Mission they frightened the life out ya. Remember Death will come soon Judgement will follow then Heaven or Hell for ever remember to stay faithful to your Mission promises. Ah the good ould day’s.

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That’s what refugees are, families escaping persecution.
If we can’t help a family when they are under oppression or threat of violence, then what does that say about us as a nation / wider human family? More importantly, what does that say about us as Christian?
It is even worse when children are involved because their childhood is marred by chaos, when they really should be safe and playing out with their friends and going to school to be educated for when they are older.
We only get one chance to make this world a safe and happy place for each other, let’s at least make the effort to see more people smiling in the world.
— That’s just my take on things anyway, but apparently I’m delusional and suffering from deteriorating mental health: a diagnosis which my GP, and a leadimg North West psychologist, both find to be absolutely hilarious.

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Thank you Gustavo. You’ll be a great priest with that attitude.
The Neocatechumenal way inflicted spiritual terrorism on us in the 90s/00s and it damaged many souls, to the point that they have lost trust in Jesus.

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2:24pm

Not at all Patsy part of the enjoyment was to be frightened and by God them ould Redemptorist boy’s could do the job. So much better than all the rubbish we hear now, how everything is all trala trala and were all going to heaven no matter what. They lull people into a false sense of security, just imagine the fright they are going to get. Unfortunately that order is now as bad as the rest of them, St Alphonsus pray for them.

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Pat do suffer from Nightmares of your time in seminary. Its just horrific Sean Hickey and David Dysky never fully recovered. Jesus grant them a normal night’s sleep. They wake up screaming in the middle of the night. Stop the Maynooth abusers.

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To this day my recurring nightmare is about what happened to me in St Peter’s Presbytery Belfast. I wake up in quite a state.

I cant understand it after 37 years ?

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I suffered a very terrible nightmare about you last night Pat. Can I email you the details. its was very disturbing. it also involved 2 angels at your front door.

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Pat you are one of the blessed souls who has not been affected by Hugh Connolly and his lies. Hugh is doing well with his new French man called Pierre long Tie. Its amazing what Hughie can buy from third world countries. .

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the next Archbishop of Ambrosden will be Cherie Cardinal Booth, and Ann Cardinal Widdecombe as Coadjutor.
This follows the new rule that Women Cardinals must be Bishops

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Mary Cardinal McAleese has been offered the choice of Dublin or Armagh. Joanna Cardinal Bogle is getting the Ordinariate.

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4.30: Mama Moaning McAleese is the new Canoness of Christ Church…she’s a howl in the scarf!!

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Well. Off I went to Blackpool for the weekend and following information posted on this blog, I got myself down to Mass to St John Vianney’s for a front row seat to see this Fr Daniel Etienne for myself. He’s just a young boy, probably 26 or 27 years and is very handsome at first glance. Out he came on the sanctuary, wearing really old fashioned vestments (fiddle backs I think they are called). He was also wearing a nice, but very large pair of cuff links. He speaks in a very confident, posh and feminine accent and does tend to talk down to people right enough. His homily felt like a lecture and was very clinical. It all felt very uncomfortable to be honest and I could feel tension in the air. After Mass, I saw him in the Church car park and I wished him good morning. He totally ignored me which was odd. He wears a huge Roman collar, long cassock and beretta. Not normal if you ask me. He certainly acts like a Priest from way back and I can see how his Parishioners have been on here moaning. I think he is probably one who will hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons for many years to come. I asked one elderly female Parishioner what he was like. She was very diplomatic, but did say that the Parish is in mourning and asked me to pray for him. On a positive note, if he ever packs in, he won’t have any problems finding a man!

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Pat. The gay scene in Blackpool is super seedy. Saunas, cottaging, middle walk off the Prom, at least two of the pubs have dark rooms and there is a gay torture chamber run by a dom top. Must be very tempting for Daniella.

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4:07pm
Someone should take the stick to you Mick, how nasty are you, there is nothing wrong with a priest wearing proper vestments. What would you like him to wear denims. It is probably strange to you to see a priest nowadays dressed in a soutane and roman collor I think thats the way a priest should be dressed and not strange at all. leave the pour soul alone and look to yourself.

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4.07 – I presume you are a Latin and lace man? It is usual to see a man in his 20’s dressed like that you fool. An uneducated fool at that. Learn to spell man! Mick is entitled to his opinion and the way that this Priest dresses isn’t the only weird thing about him
if you read previous blogs!

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Hi all. Over the last few weeks I have read about the Blackpool Priest. It’s not his fault that his Bishop has placed him
in charge of 2 or 3 Parishes at such a young age. The Bishop appears to be rather foolish. The young man will be trying his best and is likely overwhelmed. I suggest that he is matched to a good and experienced mentor. I certainly could not have handled all that responsibility at his age. I’m a Scottish Priest from Paisley and we have been blest with several amazing new clergy over the last few years. None of them to my knowledge wears the more traditional gear from yesteryear and even although we are small in numbers, they were all matched to a mentor to support them. I wonder if it is something that is being taught and promoted in the English Seminaries? Maybe this young man and others from his Seminary have been brain washed? Anyway, let’s pray for more Priests and for those, like me, who try their best and cannot keep everyone happy! Nobody complains about my dress, usually it’s my “boring sermons” that get up people’s noses.

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So you go to Mass so you can comment on this blog? Yeah you’ve got the right priorities mate, Fr Daniel needs to get himself out of that dump fast the people who go to that church aren’t normal

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7:47pm
Listen you fool I am entitled to my opinion as Mick the stick is to his, the only difference is I’m right and he’s wrong. So you know where you can go don’t you,now do wan! you sound like another retard who used to haunt this blog I called her Granny Grammar.

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5.27 – No. When I was younger and trying to come to terms with coming out, I admit that I went to a gay sauna and public toilets a few times. I was lonely and desperate. Generally full of overweight dirty men and was sexually assaulted once. I regret all that now, but I was at an all time low.

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7:08 am -And the church needing woman Cardinals – I pray for the day when the curch will have its second woman Pope after Pope Joan.

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anyone recommended a nice movie to watch on a Sunday evening/night. Nothing with sex scenes, just a nice simple movie.

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”A Priest’s confession” from 2013 with Jimmy Fanz as Father Daniel and Boston Miles as Father O’Ryan
A touching movie about a troubled priest who finds himself questioning his calling. He journeys home, abandoning his parish while he sorts his life out with lots of prayers and good friends. The end was just so sweet and touching, the priest returns with true joy to his church and the confessional. Such a wonderful and true catholic story about being true to God’s calling and the importance of confession.

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irish atheist here. I am glad to see someone speak out about these extreme fudamentalist group siol na heireann.. i think its great for the priests or bishops to build bridges with other religious communities. I do want a secular state but wholeheartedly respect other peoples right to practice whatever religion they like once there are no victims.there was a problem with jihadis surely but i do think the problem has been escalated by the geo political acts of the west. irish people can now be catholic, muslim , jewish or other if they want. it is in our constitution. srry extreme atholics but i do not want a theocracy here again neither do 90 percent of the people but i do think its the good christian thing not to be racist, xenophobic , fascist, nazi , hated lie spreader and thats what siol na heireann is about but they do it with a smile and friendly face. i noticed you said they had northern ireland accents or culchie accents.. my time in the north west made me aware they were much more religious than the rest of the country and it is these people they are preying upon. build bridges not walls

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