Irish Jokes – Is It Any Wonder?

Irish Jokes – Is It Any Wonder?

So, what about that papal visit to Ireland in August for the World Meeting of Families?  It’s bad enough that Pope Francis has agreed to visit what must now rank as the LEAST Catholic/most secular country in the universe to participate in what can only be a mish-mash of utter hypocritical talk and shallow blether about family life – let’s just pray they don’t have the temerity to use “Catholic” as an adjective there;  but those Irish people! WOW!  Instead of being covered in embarrassment at their national votes for same-sex “marriage” and abortion, what are they  fighting about discussing on their media talk shows?  Brace yourself: they’re battling over which celebrities should be entertaining Papa Francis and who has the right to sing what. Truly, you couldn’t make this stuff up.  Click here to read all about this latest craziness from across the water

It’s a very true saying, isn’t it, that those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad. 

Nor could you make up the fact that while the Archbishop of Dublin is welcoming the “gay” activist priest, American Fr James Martin as a keynote speaker at the same World Meeting of Families, he’s thrown Dublin Parish Priest Fr James Larkin under the bus for the crime of urging those who voted for abortion in the May referendum, to repent and go to Confession.  Click here to read about that scandal. In the good old days, they’d have been told that by voting for the murder of unborn babies, they had automatically excommunicated themselves, but, hey, let’s not go there.  

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Comments (55)

  • Faith of Our Fathers

    As av said on here before Ed The Games a Bogey. Really this is like a dress rehearsal for some kind of musical maybe call it . God Bless Our Pope With The Great and Good. No doubt the McCalese Family will be first in the que to Kiss The St Peters Ring . To tell you the Truth at least that Argentinian Priest told the great and good in Argentina that those who Vote for Abortion should be excommunicated I can’t imagine Francis saying anything like that in Catholic Ireland. Am really excited though about what Jimmy Martin will be telling us . Probably about Diversity and Inclusiveness and to stop being a Pesky Homotransgenderphobic . Av no doubt in my Mind that Mr Justin McCalese and his Husband will be sharing a stage and platform with him maybe they’ll do a turn and give us Last Tango in Dublin. Thank God at least at the same time Faithful People will be having a gathering of Real Catholics. As for Father Larkin am quite sure there will be a reprimand coming his way and let’s face it after all ” Who is He to Judge ” . God Help Us . Just as an afterthought have you any idea where the Money’s coming to pay for this little Shindig .

    July 25, 2018 at 10:06 pm
  • westminsterfly

    I don’t support the TFP for various reasons, but that aside, this seems like a worthwhile petition to sign:-,85,k.html

    July 25, 2018 at 10:07 pm
    • RCAVictor


      I tried to sign it, but I get a message asking me to “please fill in the form,” even though I filled in the form!

      July 25, 2018 at 10:27 pm
      • crofterlady

        Victor, you have to fill in the “Robot” letters EXACTLY, spaces and all.

        July 26, 2018 at 12:04 am
      • RCAVictor


        That didn’t work either…..

        July 26, 2018 at 3:05 am
      • crofterlady

        RCA Victor, They’re out to get you, ha ha!!

        July 26, 2018 at 5:17 pm
    • editor



      July 25, 2018 at 11:17 pm
  • RCAVictor

    Apparently singer James Kilbane, who is laudably described as a devout Catholic, hasn’t realized that the real purpose of this scandalous meeting is to promote the LGBT-minus agenda, which is why that slick buffoon, heretic and bridge-builder to hell, Fr James Martin, was asked to speak at the event.

    Why not ask Uncle Ted McCarrick to speak, while you’re at it, Pope Francis?

    As for the pathetic Fr. Kelly, I’d really like to smack some sense into him for (a) thinking he can sing, (b) acting like the song he sang on the talent show is his own personal property, and (c) thinking that Catholic priests can function as anything but priests, and even shamelessly promote themselves into the bargain.

    I hope St. Patrick comes down and sets the whole event on fire. Maybe the entire country, while he’s at it.

    July 25, 2018 at 10:40 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers

      On the other hand Victor maybe this will be the so called greatest Gig in years. Surely that Irish Knight of the Realm Bob Geldof will not let a climate change Doo like this pass by . Am also sure Bono will want to make a Cameo appearance and Elton John is back telling us all how we voted wrong in Brexit. And after all he was wanting to make Francis a Saint after his infamous ” Who am I to Judge statement ” not realising that one had at least be dead before that gets set in motion. Let’s hope for at least One Thing that the collection plate goes around and the great and the good put in plenty. Of course am only dreaming it’s the Peasants as usual who’ll pay for this Cushy Doo.

      July 25, 2018 at 11:09 pm
    • editor

      RCA Victor,

      It was the brazen Fr Kelly who really took the biscuit in that report, if you ask me – which I know you didn’t, but it was really only a matter of time 😀

      July 25, 2018 at 11:26 pm
  • Deacon Augustine

    Heretic priests being lauded by heretic bishops in front of a heretic pope – of course the heretic Irish love him and want to entertain him.

    Any Catholic who values their soul should stay as far away from this LGBT-fest as possible. My invite was filed in the bin and I suggest other people do the same.

    The cucks are so desperate to get people there that they have offered a plenary indulgence to those who attend. Can you imagine the ironic sacrilege of it? A plenary indulgence to listen to Jimmy “lite-in-the-loafers” Martin!!!! Anybody would need a plenary indulgence after listening to him – its better to keep custody of the ears in the first place and not expose oneself to occasions of sin.

    July 25, 2018 at 10:50 pm
    • editor

      Deacon Augustine,

      I’m so glad to read your exhortation to stay away from this scandalous event – I almost made that the ‘discussion question’ in the introduction, but, really, there’s no question about it, no truly Catholic soul would think of attending this ‘LGBT-fest’ as you so aptly describe it.

      And, as regards the plenary indulgence – as you intimate, outrageously ridiculous. I’d love to have a been a fly on the wall in Heaven, so to speak, when that was announced…

      July 25, 2018 at 11:23 pm
    • RCAVictor

      They should have called it a plenary self-indulgence….

      July 26, 2018 at 3:07 am
  • Faith of Our Fathers

    Nice one Victor. I obviously have the same taste in music as you . Fr Kelly definitely sang an appropriate song when he chose Everybody Hurts Sometimes. The Ting is Fader when you sing it Everybody Hurts All The Time . I hate to break it to you but your Rotten. You wouldn’t have been allowed to sing in our Locals what was called Go As You Please years ago sorry to burst your Bubble but when someone like Daniel O Donnell is in front of you as far as singing goes your in big Trouble. I actually thought seen as this was supposed to be a bit of a Catholic Bash that some of you may try your hand at singing a Hymn. How stupid of Me .

    July 25, 2018 at 10:53 pm
    • editor


      ” …actually thought, seeing as this was supposed to be a bit of a Catholic Bash, that some of you may try your hand at singing a Hymn.”


      July 25, 2018 at 11:20 pm
      • Theresa Rose

        Foof, Editor,

        Am I being naughty in asking Fr Kelly if he knows any hymns?

        July 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm
      • RCAVictor

        If he does, he probably wouldn’t call them “hymns,” but “hers.” Gotta be PC, you know…..

        July 26, 2018 at 3:32 pm
  • gabriel syme

    That is some picture of Pope Francis and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, above.

    Together, they have more Chins than a Chinese phone book!

    July 26, 2018 at 7:54 am
    • editor

      Funny you should say that; one of my nephews was telling me recently that in China, there are so many Wings and Wongs in the phone book that every time you wing you get a wong number!

      Joke! Not meant to be racist – honestly! Love China – especially the tea!

      July 26, 2018 at 9:25 am
      • RCAVictor


        Has your nephew been watching Elmer Fudd cartoons? That Wascally Wabbit!


        July 26, 2018 at 3:38 pm
  • gabriel syme

    The reference to “shallow blether” in the article sums up the modern Church succinctly.

    We can see how superficial the faith which shallow blether produces is, by the recent referendum results in Ireland (with more to come).

    And so it seems the success criteria for this event will be whether or not it manages to maintain the illusion of anything resembling a widespread Catholic faith in Ireland.

    The behaviour of the organisers was all over the place, in the run up, first including images of homosexual couples in the literature then having to pan it after an outcry. Desperate pandering to the populace.

    Archbishop Martin would hop on one leg and bark like a dog, if he thought it would bring people along to sit quietly and go along with “keeping up appearances”. Certainly, there is precious little Catholic substance to appeal to.

    Diarmuid Martin and the other one, Eammon Martin, are like a 3rd rate comedy duo when you see them together, desperately trying to explain the latest catastrophe to occur on their watch. You could image them being booed off the stage in a working men’s club. That they coincidentally share a surname only adds to the sad comedy – like “The Chuckle Brothers” or something.

    Right enough, the Government has it in for them, by allowing the public the chance to repeatedly slap them in the face with these referendums. I daresay the Scottish Bishops would be similarly embarrassed, if their own flock was given a stage to air its views on anything.

    The Irish News link is particularly depressing. A faithful Catholic criticises those who reject Christian values for wanting to use the event as a platform for themselves, and then a priest rushes to attack the faithful Catholic for this. It just shows what a rabble the Church has become in Ireland – and, of course, its the same nearly everywhere.

    Having superficially Catholic pop singers of dubious quality at Papal events seems to be a strange modern habit. I remember they had Michelle McManus at Pope Benedict’s Scotland visit. I don’t know why they asked her – I could have got up to play the spoons or something!

    July 26, 2018 at 8:13 am
  • @stark61555 Jeanne, a married Lady in the Tampa Bay St. Petersburg Clearwater Area. FAITH AND DAILY LIFE IN FLORIDA MIX.

    Let’s do not mess with the Irish. I am American, but I am 67% DNA proven Irish! Leave my Irish relatives alone.

    July 26, 2018 at 4:20 pm
    • crofterlady

      Stark, I wouldn’t boast about your Irish connections. I don’t and I am Irish!

      July 26, 2018 at 5:20 pm
      • @stark61555 Jeanne, a married Lady in the Tampa Bay St. Petersburg Clearwater Area. FAITH AND DAILY LIFE IN FLORIDA MIX.

        Sound off: how old are most of you? I’m 55 today

        July 26, 2018 at 5:21 pm
      • editor

        A very happy birthday to you, Jeanne. And many happy returns!

        As for the rest of us, how old are we?

        Put it this way, speaking for myself, I’ve had quite a few through to many happy returns since my own 55th birthday! 😀

        July 26, 2018 at 7:13 pm
      • @stark61555 Jeanne, a married Lady in the Tampa Bay St. Petersburg Clearwater Area. FAITH AND DAILY LIFE IN FLORIDA MIX.

        Thanks for the birthday wishes across the ocean

        July 27, 2018 at 12:43 am
      • @stark61555 Jeanne, a married Lady in the Tampa Bay St. Petersburg Clearwater Area. FAITH AND DAILY LIFE IN FLORIDA MIX.

        Nice that you guys are so nice sometimes

        Editor: thanks. You should try it sometimes…

        July 27, 2018 at 12:43 am
      • @stark61555 Jeanne, a married Lady in the Tampa Bay St. Petersburg Clearwater Area. FAITH AND DAILY LIFE IN FLORIDA MIX.

        I have a question. How many of you always for almost 40 years have gone to mass on your birthday? When you answer that I’ll answer and say what you want me to say and as long as it’s yes but you have to prove it but you can’t prove it so you don’t have that spiritual bank account

        July 26, 2018 at 5:22 pm
      • @stark61555 Jeanne, a married Lady in the Tampa Bay St. Petersburg Clearwater Area. FAITH AND DAILY LIFE IN FLORIDA MIX.

        No amount of mass in Latin could take the fact the way that I have gone to mass on my birthday every single birthday since 19 81 . I’m 55 years old. That means since I was 18 I’ve never missed. Pretty good for a heathen and if you put doubt in my mind I’m going to come after you and a cyber way

        July 26, 2018 at 5:23 pm
      • editor


        I wouldn’t boast about going to Mass once a year on my birthday, if I were you.. We’re supposed to go every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation 😀

        July 26, 2018 at 7:20 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Wonder if she’s ever went to Mass when they were doing the reading about not ” Trumpeting your good works before Man as you have had your reward ” .

        July 26, 2018 at 10:31 pm
      • @stark61555 Jeanne, a married Lady in the Tampa Bay St. Petersburg Clearwater Area. FAITH AND DAILY LIFE IN FLORIDA MIX.

        How dumb are you? [Ed: dumb enough to make a joke aimed at someone without a sense of humour.] I go every Sunday I’ll never miss!* But I’ve never missed mass on my birthday! Maybe you need a psychological evaluation! Do you even read carefully what I wrote? Slowly: I’ve never missed mass on Sunday. Slowly: the only time I’ve ever miss mass is when I had to care for my husband who was sick. Slow Lee: I have gone to mass every single birthday since I was 18 years old. Slowly: I’ve had over 35 communions since I was 18 years old on my birthday. Slowly: that’s one large spiritual bouquet bank account! When you have that come and see me. Take this test:
        A perfect score is 201 I got a 189.

        *Editor: not that it necessarily shows… 😀

        July 26, 2018 at 11:54 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Jeanne you really really don’t get it do you so let me sort of do a Parable for you . There once was this Man who was so badly liked that Rich Men used to walk by him and spit at him on the Street on their way to Church Banquets. The man was covered in sores and his only relief came when Dogs came over to him and licked his sores . Once all the Rich and well to do Men had had their Banquets in The Church the Poor Man crawled in and sat at the Back of the Church not daring to lift his eyes to Heaven and he said the same prayer over and over ” Forgive me Lord for i am a Sinful Man ” One day this Very Arrogant Rich Man came in to give Tithes because it was His Birthday and noticed the poor Man covered in sores sitting in the corner of the back of the Church. The Rich Man opened his Wallet which had $10.000 in it drew a $100 Bill lit a Candle sat down at the front and prayed this prayer . ” Thank you God for giving me the Chance on this My 50th Birthday to come to Church and light a Candle by donating a $100 Bill . I also know that through my own efforts I have been able to come here since my 20Birthday and do the same each time . Also I know that I am better than that stinking old Man at the back of the Church whom i have heard is a Scotsman who doesn’t know the first thing about Holiness and i can practically smell him from here . I will wait a little longer than usual Lord because I have to as if I leave just now I will have to walk by that stinking Scotsman sitting at the Back Polluting the Church . I know that any of these Humble prayers i have said you will answer Lord , because at least you and I know that I am Full of Humility “

        July 27, 2018 at 7:27 pm
      • @stark61555 Jeanne, a married Lady in the Tampa Bay St. Petersburg Clearwater Area. FAITH AND DAILY LIFE IN FLORIDA MIX.

        I’m an American who can’t stand Trump. This doesn’t apply to me. You don’t know me. We donate

        July 27, 2018 at 8:40 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        I see your an American who cannot stand Trump.
        I know he is no Saint neither am I . You seriously wouldn’t have preferred Clinton instead. A woman who would have supported Abortion up until 9 Months and also most probably would have supported infant death if there was a let’s say Little Mistake. Also she would have channelled $ Billions to Planned Parenthood. Or were you an Obama supporter a so called Man who Blatantly Blessed Homosexual Marriage and Neutral Genders . Even to the point where he didn’t know his Art from his Elbow. If you were reading this blog you must surely have read of the recent Abortion Referendum in Ireland. Do you mean to tell us on here after all of your Piousness that you would have Voted for a so called Leader who would have supported the Evils of Abortion. Shame on You .

        July 28, 2018 at 11:25 pm
      • @stark61555 Jeanne, a married Lady in the Tampa Bay St. Petersburg Clearwater Area. FAITH AND DAILY LIFE IN FLORIDA MIX.

        You think you are a saint, but our USA Constitution states that because you were born overseas, you will never be President either.

        July 29, 2018 at 3:02 pm
      • Therese


        We should all thank God, fasting, that we can never be President of the USA. Please, please, pretty please, please answer this question; would you have preferred Hillary to be President?

        July 30, 2018 at 8:33 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Hey Jeanne a like the Photo of your Avatar .You know the old Saying ‘ Never Criticise Anyone until You have Walked a Mile in their Shoes,or in Your Case Sandals ‘

        July 27, 2018 at 8:45 pm
      • @stark61555 Jeanne, a married Lady in the Tampa Bay St. Petersburg Clearwater Area. FAITH AND DAILY LIFE IN FLORIDA MIX.

        It is what it is you’ve been to America?

        July 27, 2018 at 9:03 pm
      • Therese

        “It is what it is”. What a stupid saying. Obviously, whatever is, is Your point??

        July 30, 2018 at 8:37 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Trolls never have a point, they are just here to disrupt discussions.

        July 30, 2018 at 9:22 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Speaking of “spiritual bouquets,” I always that they were supposed to have a lovely fragrance, rather than an unpleasant odor….

        July 27, 2018 at 9:05 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        There was obviously no spiritual bouquet in this house…

        July 27, 2018 at 11:16 pm
      • editor


        Priceless! You should be getting paid for this… Speak to RCA Victor…

        July 27, 2018 at 11:05 pm
  • Theresa Rose

    The Fatima Centre’s Rapid Response Team will be going to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families.

    If only, that is a sad prefix to any wish or hope – But If only Pope Francis would command the Bishops to join him in Consecrating Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

    July 26, 2018 at 4:51 pm
  • crofterlady

    Interesting snippet from one of my many siblings: it seems there is an anti papal visit frenzy going on in the once land of saints and scholars. Some activists have acquired hundreds, so they say, of tickets for the event in order to heckle and disrupt. What? Disrupt a papal Mass I ask?? It will be one big disruption as per usual. Bring on the dancing girls and rainbow clad “priests”!!

    July 26, 2018 at 5:24 pm
  • Elizabeth

    Really, putting all the jokes to one side, isn’t it so very sad that this event has become such a travesty of what a truly Catholic gathering should be. But then I wonder how Ireland with its enthusiasm for gay marriage and abortion really define the family anyway?it seems like little more than an opportunity for ‘celebs’ to grab the microphone and show off. And when a parish priest like Fr Ray Kelly can lose all semblance of humility or appropriate behaviour by whinging that he has not been chosen to sing REMs song (never his) then it speaks volumes. It would be better to have a big Mass of repentance for Ireland…and maybe invite the lovely Scottish university chaplain to lead it. There’s a thought.

    July 26, 2018 at 5:55 pm
    • RCAVictor


      Yes, a travesty, but not surprising, when you consider that this pontificate is a travesty of the Papacy, and the hierarchy a travesty of the once-noble prince-hood of the Church.

      July 26, 2018 at 6:37 pm
  • editor

    Well, here is the latest on the Irish Bishops – they are caving in to Government demands to provide marriage counselling and sex therapy for homosexual couples. Seems 30 pieces of silver at today’s exchange rate amounts to 1.6 million euros. What utterly faithless, spineless cowards…

    They really ARE a joke. Except not one bit funny.

    July 26, 2018 at 11:09 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers

      Yes i read that Ed . Homosexual Therapy as you say what a joke but not one bit Funny . How though ad love to be a Fly on The Wall at some of these Sex Therapy Sessions. God Forgive me but are they going to share Sexual Experiences. The way things are spiralling down at an alarming rate Morally it really wouldn’t surprise me nor probably you one bit .

      July 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm
  • John Rayner

    I would not go to Ireland these days even if I were hale and hearty (which I am not). I used to love going over there with my wife and three sons. We went every year since that is the land where my wife was born and she had relatives alive and well over there. But that is now all changed and we are all much, much older. And I am having difficulty in considering whether I can get myself over to England to visit my very sick brother for the very last time. Australia is a very long way away from England.

    July 28, 2018 at 1:58 am
    • Margaret Mary

      John Rayner,

      Don’t get me wrong, I know people emigrate to foreign parts because of the better lifestyle, weather, jobs etc. to make a better life for their wife and children, but I have never been able to see that any of these things is more important than being close to my extended family. It’s the breaking away from my family that always closed down any ideas of moving as far away as Australia.

      I totally agree with you about Ireland – I have no interest in going there now either, since they abandoned their Catholic heritage and voted to legalise evil. No way will I ever go there again, and, like you, I did used to go over and enjoyed holidays there. Never again.

      July 28, 2018 at 12:09 pm
      • John Rayner

        Dear Margaret Mary,
        My sons tell me that bringing them over to Australia was the best thing I ever did.

        July 30, 2018 at 1:06 am
  • CatholicPD

    Ireland is a bog hole. Two thirds of the voters in this godforsaken bog hole voted for the devils of baby killing. The enemies of all things Catholic have been operating within the Irish Catholic Church since independence ( so called) and even before then.
    Our true popes have been warning us about this for well over 100 years. I say (have been warning ) because Saint Peter HAS perpetual successors in the
    Papacy. In the eternal Church Triumphant it is always NOW. Nobody ever entered the Catholic Church as a pope. Our Lord is eternally Supreme Pontiff and Saint Peter is his right hand man as surely as Jesus Christ sits on the right hand of the Father. All of us, popes included are subject to Saint Peter. If we allow anyone to separate us from the Rock then we will perish on the same Rock.
    If we don’t know God’s real popes from his fake popes then we are in trouble.
    The Dogma of Purgatory should separate the wheat from the chaff. Anyone for Purgatory?

    Editor: I’ve a feeling you are a sedevacantist – would you confirm or deny this please. Your posts will remain in moderation until I can be sure that you recognise Pope Francis as the awful pope that he is, but not a “fake pope” – or if he is, that’s not for you or me to decide.

    July 30, 2018 at 10:12 am
  • crofterlady

    Wow Catholic PD that’s some claim! Can you elaborate? For example, what enemies within the Irish Catholic church are you referring to? And what has independence got to do with it? I must say I’m intrigued by your post.

    July 30, 2018 at 12:06 pm

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