Bishop John Keenan – Enemy of the Faith

Bishop John Keenan – Enemy of the Faith

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: St. Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley
Pause For Hope Ecumenical Prayer Service 
For all those affected by Cancer.
Bishop John Keenan, Rev Maureen Leitch
Guest Speaker Mr Tony Fitzpatrick,  Player, Manager and now CEO of St Mirren Football Club
St Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley.

Blogger, Petrus, who resides in the Diocese of Paisley, submitted the following for our discussion in the context of the above ecumenical service.  It strikes me that Bishop Keenan will have his work cut out explaining to Catholic girls why they can’t be priests, since (they will assume) Protestant women may be “priests” –  and even sit up there beside the Bishop! That’s one issue that springs to mind looking at the above advert.  Petrus covers the rest below, concluding: Pope Pius IX, is very clear that ecumenical gatherings, such as the one hosted by Bishop Keenan, are contrary to the Catholic faith.”  Does this mean, then, that Bishop Keenan is an enemy of the Faith? 

Pope Pius IX

“You well know, Beloved Sons and Venerable Brethren, that among the many deplorable evils which disturb and afflict principally the ecclesiastical and civil society, two stand out in our day and are justly considered to be the origin of the others. 

In effect, you are aware of the innumerable and fatal damages which the terrible error of Indifferentism causes to Christian and civil society. It causes us to forget our duties to God in Whom we live and act and have our being. It causes us to lose our concern about our Holy Religion and destroys almost to the very foundation all law, justice, and virtue. 

There is little difference between this most vile form of indifference and the demonic system of indifference between the different religions. According to this system, those who have strayed from the truth, who are enemies of the true Faith and forget their own salvation, and who teach contradictory beliefs which never had stable doctrine, admit no distinction among the different creeds. Rather, they make a pact with everyone, and defend that the haven of eternal salvation is open to the followers of all religions, whatever they might be. They do not care about the diversity of their doctrines as long as they agree to combat the one that is the unique truth.

You see, Beloved Sons and Venerable Brethen, how much vigilance is needed to keep the disease of this terrible evil from infecting and miserably killing your flocks. Do not cease to diligently defend your people against these pernicious errors. ”  (Encyclical Singulari quidem   §§ 3-4)                                                 

As you can see from the advert above, Bishop John Keenan of Paisley will host an ecumenical prayer service in St Mirin’s Cathedral, for those suffering from cancer .  He will be joined by Church of Scotland minister, Rev Maureen Leitch. The Bishop of Paisley will share the sanctuary of a Catholic cathedral with a female “minister” of a Protestant denomination who has no valid orders or right to preach/teach.   

Bishop Keenan is often claimed to be “conservative”.  However, the ad above shows that he is an outright Modernist. The bishop is more concerned with promoting Indifferentism than praying for the conversion of Scotland. Clearly he has never read the encyclical above by Pope Pius IX, who is very clear that ecumenical gatherings, such as the one hosted by Bishop Keenan, are contrary to the Catholic faith.  

Comments invited… 

Comments (31)

  • Athanasius

    Pope Gregory XVI called this kind of event “insanity”. Bishop Keenan, whether he recognises the fact or not is, in answer to the question, an enemy of the Catholic religion. The Popes before Vatican II strongly and consistently condemned ecumenism as a great error “fatal to the true religion”. Bishop Keenan cannot excuse himself for not knowing the teaching of these Popes, and he certainly can’t excuse himself in the face of the infallible dogma ‘Outside the Church no salvation’.

    I’m afraid the bishop is typical of the Churchmen we have at the top today, full of human respect and worldly concerns to the great detriment of the supernatural life of the soul. It beggars belief that a female Protestant minister will take her place alongside a Catholic prelate in the Cathedral. Who could have imagined just 50 years ago that the hierarchy would bring the Holy Church of Our Lord to such a scandalous spectacle, mixing truth with error.

    April 5, 2017 at 10:30 pm
    • editor

      Well said, Athanasius. The Bishop is, sadly, an enemy of the Catholic religion, and not “just” for bringing the Holy Church of Our Lord to such a scandalous spectacle, mixing truth with error. but for doing so in the very centenary year of the first Fatima apparitions, aimed at warning us of the crisis to come, and the widespread loss of Faith, with souls falling into Hell as a result.

      What will it take for these faithless bishops to grasp the gravity of what they are doing, and what was forewarned AT Fatima?

      April 5, 2017 at 11:01 pm
  • marysong

    It’s absolutely difficult to comprehend how a Bishop (Bishops) could come to lose the knowledge that ecumenism is a danger to the Catholic soul. It’s a bit of insanity. HOW? With all the Popes prior to John XXIII speaking the truth about it !! Bishop must be very young and brought up in the NO faith, which is about 50 years old. God help them ! Can’t they see it’s ‘bad” and made up of the shallowest threads of rootless dialogue ? Cardinal Newman saw !! Some of them are infiltrators, however., spreading their lies about! Diabolic disorientation!

    April 5, 2017 at 11:30 pm
    • Helen

      Well I’m a lot younger than said bishop and a busy mother to boot, but I still found the time to investigate the old Vatican documents. I was brought up a n.o. Catholic but I had the curiosity to research what used to go on. Anyway, surely the bishop would have studied Church history?

      April 6, 2017 at 12:00 am
      • marysong

        Yes surely he would have studied it. Yet they can turn away … Scary isn’t it? Good for you for studying the documents!

        April 6, 2017 at 4:09 am
      • Petrus


        I have posted two quotes from Pope Pius IX on Bishop Keenan’s page. The first one, posted last night, has been deleted. So there’s no question that the bishop knows exactly what he’s doing!

        April 6, 2017 at 12:23 pm
      • Margaret Mary


        Then you have proof positive that it’s not ignorance that causes bishops like him to ignore the teaching of the Church on this (and probably everything else).

        They ARE enemies of the faith; modernists ARE enemies of the faith, there is no doubt about it. Age has nothing to do with it.

        April 6, 2017 at 1:34 pm
  • RCA Victor

    One of the many articles of sheep’s clothing hanging in the closets of Modernist wolves (yes, all enemies of the Faith) is the disguise of “compassion.” In this case, the purpose of praying for cancer victims apparently justifies this sacrilegious farce. However much goodwill is supposedly displayed by this “service,” the Church teaches that one cannot use evil means to do good. This act is therefore worthless, as well as being offensive to Our Lord.

    Moreover, a real act of compassion here would be to offer a Catholic Mass, or even a Novena of Masses, for cancer victims. Another real act of compassion would be to try to convert this Protestant “minister.” Of course, to the diseased, faithless mind of the Modernist, those real acts of compassion would be highly offensive….

    April 5, 2017 at 11:39 pm
  • Athanasius

    RCA Victor

    You hit the nail on the head. Offering the infinite merits of Our Lord in Masses for cancer victims, as well as for the conversion of souls in error back to the true religion, is the supernatural thing to do. The superficial thing to do is pretend that there’s no real difference between Christians of different denominations and arrange ecumenical get-togethers that make the participaters feel good about themselves. The latter is not true charity, it’s charlatanism dressed up in religious wardrobe!

    April 6, 2017 at 10:58 am
    • Petrus


      And what if the intercession of St Peregrine? I wonder how that would go down with Rev Mrs Wummin!

      I have to say, that I do feel a tinge of sadness. I’ve known Bishop Keenan for a long time and he is a very nice and generous man. He sent a gift to my family recently and I will always be grateful for that.

      However, the faith MUST come first! Emotions have no place in this spiritual warfare. It’s a fatal mistake to allow human sentiments to get in the way. Bishop Keenan is an enemy of the Catholic faith. Sadly, here’s even more evidence:

      April 6, 2017 at 11:54 am
      • Margaret Mary


        That’s brave of you as it’s not easy to speak out like that with someone you are friends with. I admire that.

        The link to the page showing his support for Amoris Laetitia is a dead giveaway and confirms the view that he’s an enemy of the faith. How will bishops like him react when we eventually get a good pope who sets out to restore everything? They will go along to get along, IMHO. They’re men of no character, never mind knowledge of the faith!

        April 6, 2017 at 1:36 pm
      • Athanasius


        Yes, you’re right, there is St. Peregrine, the much forgotten patron of cancer victims. Again, it just shows how they have lost the supernatural Catholic life and are now participating in these essentially humanist activities disguised as authentic Christianity. Very, very tragic indeed.

        April 6, 2017 at 11:55 pm
  • Enid Ecumaniac

    We wymmin at the St. Martina Luther Feminist Institute of Advanced Ecumenical Heresy, being wymmin of both main genders and/or none, salute Bishop Keenan (though he is a man and therefore part of the patriarchal system of oppression, repression and suppression of us wymnin) for his indifference. It is solely through indifference (as well as equality in all areas) that we can exist together here among Gaia’s green fields, lochs and mountains!

    No-one can tell me that Mr Patel down at the corner shop is destined for hell-fire just because he heads up the local Kali Cult which may (or may not) explain why various locals have ‘gone missing’ in recent times. He did a special discount for the Institute on jaffa cakes so there must be some good in him which will be seen by the Great Spirit Manitou.

    Bishop Keenan is invited to our next ecumaniacal gathering on the night of the Summer Soltice in the churchyard of St. ____ in the village of _____ and is advised to bring his ‘Satan’ (pat pending) anti-ectoplasm wet-suit as the spirits are sure to be in attendence!

    April 6, 2017 at 11:01 am
    • Margaret Mary

      Enic Ecumaniac,

      LOL! That’s fun!

      April 6, 2017 at 1:37 pm
  • Theresa Rose

    I found by this by accident via Fatima Crusader.

    April 6, 2017 at 4:56 pm
  • editor

    Just as we are discussing the infidelity of Bishop John Keenan (and all other modernist bishops and priests) – and noting that absolutely nothing has changed at Sacred Heart, Bridgeton, following our recent report into the scandal there – I’m hearing about a young priest in England who is being persecuted for his orthodoxy; in pursuing the facts, I’m finding that others are also being persecuted.

    This will be published in the May newsletter, part of our “diabolical disorientation” package to mark the centenary of the Fatima apparitions, but in the meantime, please pray for those, like this good priest, who are being made to suffer for their orthodoxy.

    April 7, 2017 at 10:24 am
    • Petrus

      Bishop Keenan will also take part in an ecumenical Good Friday walk around Paisley. This must really be rubbing salt into Our Lord’s wounds.

      April 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm
  • Petrus

    My comments quoting Pope Pius IX have again been deleted on Bishop Keenan’s page. I emailed him this message yesterday:

    “I didn’t realise there was an ecumenical Good Friday walk. I was referring to the ecumenical service in our cathedral for cancer victims. To be honest this is a scandal. Cancer victims would be better served with Holy Mass, the Rosary and a novena to St Peregrine! Not this ecumenical nonsense.

    You know as well as I that Maureen Leitch is a laywoman who can never exercise any ministry. Signs are important – good luck explaining to the young girls who will see Mrs Leitch sharing a sanctuary with the Bishop of Paisley that the priesthood is male only! It’s appalling and an affront to Our Lord! I should know – I was seduced by this nonsense. ”

    He replied saying I was one step ahead of him as he “hadn’t looked at this yet”. I don’t know what that really means but it is clear that the Bishop of Paisley is not a good Catholic bishop.

    April 7, 2017 at 12:06 pm
  • Athanasius


    An ecumenical Good Friday walk? What a waste of good shoe leather! As you say, signs are important and the sign clearly emblazoned at the door of the Cathedral in Paisley is “The Catholic Church has lied to all of you non-Catholics for centuries. The dogma is false, Protestantism is in fact salvific”.

    April 7, 2017 at 1:59 pm
  • Helen

    Now I think ecumenism is counterproductive but, for the life of me, I cannot see anything wrong with persons (of any denomination) taking part in a Good Friday witness walk. I’m assuming that Catholics would also attend their Good Friday ceremonies in their own churches.

    April 7, 2017 at 5:15 pm
    • Athanasius


      The “witness walk” is an ecumenical event including Catholics, which is forbidden by the Church because it is religious truth mixed with error. When Catholics walk alongside Protestants the message being sent is that all Christian denominations are equally true and blessed by God. We know by the infallible dogma, however, that this is false and illusory. No matter how well intentioned this walk may be, God does not bless Protestantism nor use Protestantism as a means of salvation. That’s a divinely revealed truth, not a personal assessment.

      I liked your description of ecumenism as “counterproductive”. It is much more than that, it is counter-truth and destructive of souls. So say the Popes before Vatican II.

      April 7, 2017 at 6:01 pm
    • Petrus

      Ecumenism is evil, not counterproductive !

      April 7, 2017 at 6:33 pm
  • RCA Victor

    RE this ridiculous “Good Friday walk,” the only Good Friday “walk” Catholics should be doing is the Stations of the Cross…and that, mostly while kneeling! Perhaps Bishop Keenan is more interested in physical fitness than in Our Lord’ Passion and Death:

    Is he also going to pass out water bottles and jerseys with numbers on them? Good grief.

    April 7, 2017 at 9:32 pm
  • Petrus

    I saw a video of the ecumenical Good Friday walk leaving St Mirin’s Cathedral. It was led, of course, by the Church of Scotland minister with Bishop Keenan relegated to the third row of the procession. I found it very sad that Bishop Keenan allowed a Protestant minister to take the lead in his own Cathedral.

    April 16, 2017 at 10:47 am
    • Athanasius


      It was on the news tonight that Christian attendance at church services has plummeted to an all-time low in Scotland, even though it was already low to start with. That’s what ecumenism has done to religion all over the world. People aren’t stupid, they recognise false charity when they see it.

      April 16, 2017 at 11:16 pm
      • Petrus


        I’ve been discussing this on Bishop Keenan’s Facebook page. I’m amazed at the support I’ve received from several contributors.

        Regarding the fall in numbers, Bishop Keenan has said it causes him to lose sleep – that’s to his credit. However, he says we need to come up with a “plan”. My view is that this is not rocket science. We need to ditch the Vatican II experiment, restore the liturgy and preach the undiluted Catholic Faith!

        April 17, 2017 at 9:18 am
      • Athanasius


        You’re right. The plan is to return to the Traditional faith and practice of 2000 years. There can be no other plan.

        April 17, 2017 at 6:36 pm
      • editor


        Bishop Keenan is right to lose sleep. He faces a terrible judgment, along with his brother bishops, for their leading role in the destruction of the Church in Scotland.

        April 17, 2017 at 7:16 pm
      • gabriel syme


        Imagine a boxer ventured out into the ring every time and started Irish dancing instead of boxing. And, after being knocked out a dozen or so times, he stated he “needed a plan” to become more competitive at boxing.

        Just go out and box, for goodness sake!

        I agree wholeheartedly with your diagnosis and remedy. Bishop Keenan should take note.

        The modern Church has not taught or led for decades now. All it is interested in is fawning over false religions and making a big show of creating loopholes in its own doctrines.

        It neglects everything else for these 2 things. Accordingly, the modern Church is not fit for purpose – much like a vehicle MOT station which only offered flower arranging as a service.

        April 17, 2017 at 9:18 pm
    • gabriel syme


      I commend you for challenging the Bishop on these matters. It is good and courageous work.

      I am sure the Bishop means well and is doing what he thinks is constructive, so hopefully you calling him to account will open his eyes to how far off the mark he is.

      It is sad, but at the same time almost funny, that letting a CofS minister take the lead on his “own patch” suggests his role as Bishop is in fact redundant / pointless.

      When will the Episcopate wake up?

      April 17, 2017 at 9:12 pm
  • Michaela

    I also commend Petrus for challenging Bishop Keenan. He needs challenging.

    I’m not sure I agree with Gabriel Syme that the Bishop means well – he pulled the quote from a pre-Vatican II pope which Petrus had posted on his Facebook page, showing how wrong ecumenism is, so he knows fine well that he is in the wrong. IMHO, the Bishop just wants to be “with it”, seen to be in the fashion, and the fashion at the moment is ecumenism, pretending that we are all equal before God. It’s quite scandalous.

    April 18, 2017 at 8:39 am

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