Word on the Clerical Street says that Farrell of Dublin has come to a settlement with an insurer for what is termed “A CONSEQUENTIAL CLAIM” because of loss of church income due to Covid
Apparently all 26 dioceses have sued an insurer with DLF being the bare knuckle negotiator?
A source told the Blog: “Dermot has signed off for a one year pay out and a year two will then be claimed. Dublin will get millions. All 26 dioceses are in for big claims. The money will go to dioceses and will then be passed on to parishes – that’s if Dermot, being the money man he is, passes it on”.
Apparently, dioceses have hired the services of another insurance supremo to fight their case.
ANOTHER DLF FINANCE SCHEME:
DLF is not a pastor. He is an operator. He is an EMS – an Ecclesiastical Mover and Shaker.
He is also a company man and a man who puts the RCC Mafia before all else.
Rare bishops desire to leave their diocese spiritually better after their reign.
DLF wants to leave Dublin and other diocese in the black after his “rain”.
There are all kinds of reasons why the RCC is in decline.
But one of the principal reasons is that the RCC’s clergy are wolves in shepherd’s clothing.
Pope Francis says the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council are being resisted by groups with “closed mindsets” who call into question the authority of bishops to preserve the Church’s tradition.
Francis’ remarks, made during a speech to a group from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Sant’Anselmo in Rome, can be read as a defence of his decision to issue restrictions on the use of the pre-Vatican II liturgy. The Pope also hit back at those creating divisions over the liturgy saying they were doing the devil’s work.
Traditionis Custodes (Guardians of the Tradition), issued in July 2021, handed authority to local bishops to oversee celebrations of the Traditional Latin Mass and overturned Benedict XVI’s 2007 ruling which had made it much easier for priests to celebrate the Old Rite. But many of those attached to the pre-Vatican II Mass have responded to Traditionis Custodes with furious hostility and resistance.
“Closed mindsets use liturgical schemes to defend their own point of view,” the Pope said during his address. “This is the drama we are experiencing in ecclesial groups that are distancing themselves from the Church, questioning the Council, the authority of the bishops…to preserve tradition. And the liturgy is used for this.”
When he issued his restrictions on the Old Rite, Francis said he was seeking to preserve the unity of the Church, saying that support for the pre-Vatican liturgy often includes “a rejection not only of the liturgical reform, but of the Vatican Council II itself, claiming, with unfounded and unsustainable assertions”. An ecumenical council is the highest form of legislation in the Church and at Vatican an overwhelming majority of bishops voted to reform the liturgy.
I am not a particular fan of Pope Francis. I cannot make up my mind about him.
But he was elected by the College of Cardinals.
And of course there was “politics”. There always is.
I don’t believe that the Holy Spirit plays any role in papal elections.
The Holy Spirit does not involve him/ her self in evil matters.
But Francis IS the RCC pope.
And the Second Vatican Council is as legitimate a General Council as there ever has been.
Right wing RC people, hankering after the Latin Mass is rather like the Amish preferring to use horses for transport instead of cars.
The horse and cart is quaint and romantic. But out of date.
I am not part of the RC anymore.
But how can you claim to be a faithful and loyal RC and refuse to accept the pope and a General Council?
Is that not the road to schism?
NON NORTHERN IRELAND READERS MIGHT NOT UNDERSTAND THIS
In a sharp and monumental departure from Catholic Church teaching, the Vatican celebrated “testimonies” of child adoption by homosexual couples as well as homosexuality itself.
The Synod on Synodality website, overseen by the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, on Friday highlighted as praiseworthy three stories of homosexual adoption that were shared by Noelle Therese Thompson, the synod leader of Immaculate Conception Parish in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
The first, titled “Parker’s pro-life story,” tells how a woman who was on the verge of having an abortion decided to give her child up for adoption when she saw that a friend of hers, who was in a same-sex relationship, wanted a child. The story credits the homosexual relationship for being responsible for saving the child’s life, concluding, “Today, Parker is an eight-year-old boy with two loving parents, Karl and Diego, whose relationship saved this child from abortion.”
The second, titled “The story of a sexuality that gives life,” shares how a “married” homosexual couple adopted local teenagers with mental disabilities. It is noteworthy, considering that it is impossible for a gravely disordered sexuality to “give life” that the website page itself makes clear regarding the stories, “The titles are our own.”
The last story tells how a man who teaches at a Catholic school and his “married” partner “decide to foster, love and adopt young children internationally and, in doing so, lift them out of extreme poverty.”
The teacher’s “greatest sadness is that he has to hide his sexuality in order to keep his job in a church institution and that he does not feel welcome in the Catholic Church precisely because of his sexuality which he considers God-given, and this despite his attempt to love the poor and destitute through his pro-life decision to adopt,” the story concludes.
The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has stated, according to then-CDF prefect Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, “Allowing children to be adopted by persons living in [same-sex] unions would actually mean doing violence to these children” by placing them “in an environment that is not conducive to their full human development.”
For the Christian, the great test of everything is LOVE.
God is LOVE.
Wherever there is Love their is God.
Too often on the Blog we see lust, permissiveness, abuse, using etc.
But people must never forget that there are.many homosexual couples are not motivated just by sex. These couples love each other. And that Iove is acceptable to the Loving God and pleasing to God.
For many heterosexual and homosexual couples sex is vitally important at the beginning and for a long time.
But many couples find, that as sex decreases in their relationship love and companionship grows
That is the essential difference between lust and love. Lust decreases. True love increases.
The Church cannot write off love in any form.
And if they do, they are writing off, at least one aspect of God.
In these days the Church is being challenged to rethink some of its traditional and unenlightened approaches to human sexuality.
It’s not a matter of abandoning everything. It’s a matter of allowing things to evolve through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, which is also reflected in human and scientific progress.
As Jesus said – the wise merchant brings put from his wares things both new and old.
I am sometimes uncomfortable by strident gays insisting on calling their partners husbands or wives.
Are these not terms associated traditionally with heterosexual marriage?
Same sex marriage is a new phenomenon.
Can we not find new terms?
I always introduce my “other half” as my partner.
Neither he or I see ourselves as husbands or wives.
I don’t think we can expect the RCC soon to regard same sex marriage as traditional marriage.
But the RCC must recognise where love is and and find ways to celebrate that love.
Next week, as I’ve done before, I will celebrate a full legally recognised same sex marriage for two Catholic men who are in love.
By agreement that marriage will take place in the context of the Mass.
I fully believe that what we will be doing will be fully pleasing to Almighty God.
May 9 (Reuters) – Gay dating app Grindr said on Monday it would go public through a merger with a blank-check acquisition firm – a deal that values it at $2.1 billion and features Tiga Investments CEO Raymond Zage on both sides of the transaction.
Grindr said its existing shareholders would own 78% of the company after the merger, which comes two years after China’s Kunlun Tech Co (300418.SZ) divested it for $620 million due to U.S. national security concerns.
It would be interesting to know exactly how many Irish priests are on Grindr.
In my opinion it in the high hundreds, at least.
Most of these priests are not looking for love, intimacy or friendship.
They are looking for multi party anonymous sex, even though the Church they preaching for tells them that such things are “mortal sins”.
Many of them are abiding by Church teaching by not using condoms 😀
In time to come Grindr will be listed in the history books and being one of the causes of the collapse of the RC priesthood.
Why people like Amy Martin are ignoring their Grindr priests and protecting them is serious food for thought.
The new Bishop of Galway Michael Duignan (51) spoke with disarming frankness at his installation in the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas near the Salmon Weir Bridge last Sunday.
“We can no longer ignore the fact that much of what the church has built up in Ireland over the last two centuries is crumbling before our eyes,” said Duignan, the 13th man to hold the position in Ireland’s youngest Catholic diocese.
“Many no longer believe the message. Many of our parishes are struggling,” he said. “Despite great work done by generations of priests, religious and lay people now, at times, it feels like we have been out all night without a single catch.”
Galway holds a key place in the recent history of the Catholic Church since Duignan’s predecessor, Eamonn Casey, came to grief 30 years ago after it emerged he had fathered a son, Peter, with American Annie Murphy.
The resignation in disgrace of Casey, though it pales into insignificance with what emerged later, was a pivotal moment. Little was believable before. Everything seemed believable afterwards.
“It was seismic. The Bishop Casey affair! The beginning of the end of trust in mitred men. Eamonn Casey’s big, blustering personality had seemed endearingly chummy to many people,” said former president, Mary McAleese this week
A priest has appeared in court accused of voyeurism by allegedly spying on a female for sexual thrills.
Father Aidan Patrick McCann (35) appeared at Craigavon Magistrates Court by videolink from his solicitor’s office and confirmed that he understood the single charge against him.
Fr McCann, with an address at the parochial house on Maddens Row in Keady, Co Armagh, is accused of voyeurism on March 28 this year in that “for the purpose of sexual gratification, he observed a female doing a private act knowing that the other person did not consent to being observed for your sexual gratification”.
None of the alleged facts surrounding the offence was opened in court on Friday but giving evidence to the court, Constable Mosgrove said she believed she could connect the priest to the offence.
It is understood charge arises following an incident involving a female at a changing room in Rushmere Shopping Centre, just across the road from the court.
Defence solicitor Harry McCourt confirmed he did not have any questions pertaining to Fr McCann being formally connected to the charge while a prosecuting lawyer suggested the case be adjourned “for some time” as the full file was not due to be received until June 16.
District Judge Bernie Kelly put the case back to June 24.
Fr McCann was ordained as a priest in July 2015 and serves in the Armagh Diocese.
AMY MARTIN is proudly presiding over the most sexually deviant presbyterate on the island of Ireland – and tolerating it all.
We have had McVeigh of Pomeroy, Rory of the cathedral, McCamley of Keady, McAleer of Dungannon and now McCann of Keady.
And these are the ones WE KNOW ABOUT.
Aidan McCann advised young seminarians and priests to pray and stick close to the Eucharist and Mary
That obviously has not worked for him.
Clearly, he has veen and is sexually dysfunctional.
He should not have been ordained.
Why is Amy Martin presiding over all of this and covering it up.
I must ask. Is Amy kinky himself?
And will he go ahead with ordaining Stephen Wilson next month?
As Christians, we should Aidan McCann in our prayers.
What has happened in a matter of great public interest and must be discussed.
But we must also remember those whose failings become public.