Christina Gallagher and her Achill Island house of prayer has always been very controversial.
It has now been shown to be a great fraud.
MICK POWER A FORMER DEVOTEE:
Mick Power got involved with the House of Prayer with his wife Paula in 1998, when their only child Tommy died of meningitis.
But the former member of the cult-like movement has spoken out for the first time, demanding that the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith investigate Ms Gallagher along with her spiritual director, Fr Gerard McGinnity, for heresy and unproven claims of miracles.
He described Ms Gallagher’s purported divine messages as “appalling” and “all about chastisements and the end of the world”.
“She was always talking about the anti-Christ and the wrath of the beast,” he said.
The final straw for the 39-year-old came in 2006, when Fr McGinnity read out a message in which Ms Gallagher was allegedly told by Jesus that if pilgrims did not provide money for a new House of Prayer in Texas, he would destroy the whole state.
“I was present when he said that and I said that is the end for me – how could anybody of any intelligence listen to that kind of rubbish?”
“It is true heresy. She has told them that the only thing that will save them during the great chastisement is a €250 picture available in the House of Prayer shop. That’s simony.”
Mr Power believes the Irish hierarchy needs to make a more concerted effort to examine the improper nature of Ms Gallagher’s visions and the funding mechanisms employed on behalf of House of Prayer.
I have never believed in Christina Gallagher and her project.
She has now ammased millions and millions in terms of property and money.
MY BIGGEST DILEMMA:
What I cant understand is the close involvement of the Armagh priest, Fr Gerard McGinnity with the whole thing.
As the dean of Maynooth at the time of the scandalous Monsignor Ledwith presidency, Fr McGinnity distinguished himself with his honesty and courage.
Fr McGinnity was treated disgracefully by Cardinal Tomas O’Fiaich, Eamon Casey and Cahal Daly.
I always viewed Gerard as a spiritual man.
How he has thrown in his lot with Christiana Gallagher is a complete mystery to me.
Was it his way of coping with his Maynooth crucifixion?
He retired early as an Armagh PP. He is still only 74.
Im glad that people have seen through Gallagher.
But she is laughing all the way to the bank and the estate agencies.