Ireland: Latest Blasphemy – Muslim Call to Prayer Permitted in Catholic Church…

Ireland: Latest Blasphemy – Muslim Call to Prayer Permitted in Catholic Church…

COUNTY MAYO, Ireland April 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Tuam, Ireland, invited local Muslims to offer an Islamic prayer during a Mass last Friday that was live-streamed by the parish and broadcast over local radio. 

While the prayer was reportedly offered for an end to the coronavirus, Catholic sources have since confirmed that what was sung was, in fact, the “Adhan,” the Islamic “Call to Prayer” that asserts Islam’s supremacy over Christianity.

Father Stephen Farragher, parish priest of St. Patrick’s Church in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo, noted that “Friday is to the Muslim community what Sunday is to Christians” before inviting local Muslims Mohammed Cherbatji and Mohammed Rahmani to offer a prayer of “blessing” for an end to the pandemic and for all frontline healthcare workers.   Click here to read entire report…


I know this kind of thing is happening all over the places but, still, I’m speechless – over to you…  

Comments (36)

  • Josephine

    The fact that this blasphemy took place back when the churches were first closed is all the more shocking. I copied this passage:

    Anthony Murphy, director of the Ireland-based Lumen Fidei Institute, told LifeSiteNews that the event was “a public and scandalous act of blasphemy” and that under Canon Law a penitential rite should be carried out in the church before it is used again for Catholic worship.

    “The chant sung by the Muslims to conclude Holy Mass is known as the ‘Adhan’ and it is a triumphalist text which contradicts the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and proclaims Allah as the one true God,” Murphy said.

    “So at the end of Mass instead of giving thanks in the normal way, we have a prayer recited which denies the Trinity – God is denied in His own house, in front of the tabernacle. It is important to note that these prayers took place during the Holy Sacrifice,” he continued.

    There are just no words to describe the seriousness of this – how few priests really have the faith? Not this one, obviously.

    July 26, 2020 at 4:38 pm
    • editor


      Anthony Murphy does great work through his Lumen Fidei Institute – a real star.

      I agree with you – there are just no words to describe the gravity of such a blasphemous act in a Catholic Church – it’s very clear that the priest who organised this, like, possibly most priests today, is about as Catholic as John Knox…

      We should pray for him. On the off chance… 😀

      July 26, 2020 at 8:25 pm
    • Athanasius


      There is only one word I would use to describe this shocking outrage – Demonic! That priest excommunicated himself from the Church when he allowed this blasphemy to take place, but he was probably already an apostate before that. The greatest tragedy of all is that renegade heretics like this priest escape formal censure by their bishops and defrocking as befits their crime against the Blessed Trinity.

      July 26, 2020 at 8:41 pm
      • Nicky


        Demonic is definitely the only word to describe this blasphemy.

        July 26, 2020 at 8:45 pm
  • Lily


    No wonder you were speechless, posting this information.

    Father Stephen Farragher should be hanging his head in shame but he won’t be.

    I was just thinking, reading it, that it would be like the other threads where we have discussed the scandal of the priests going along with the government rules in Church, not seeming to realise that they can’t put the State above the Church, yet parishioners jump in to defend them. It’s something I’ve noticed a lot. If somebody likes a particular priest, he can do not wrong. It won’t matter how obviously evil this was, to have a false god worshipped in a Catholic Church, there will be friends of the priest in the parish who would be mad at Lifesitenews and Catholic Truth for criticising him for it.

    You wonder how much worse things have to get before something cosmic happens.

    July 26, 2020 at 5:03 pm
    • editor


      Yes, human nature is something else, she said, deep in theological thought…

      When we see/hear about parishioners/leaders in churches, including traditional churches, actually enforcing the rules, it’s time to admit that something’s gone wrong, not least the fact that the entire relationship between Church and State is not at all understood by an awful lot of alleged Catholics.

      July 26, 2020 at 8:18 pm
      • Athanasius


        You make a very good point here. I have been shocked by the Traditional priests who have gone along with this unlawful and unjust lockdown when the Church teaches that they should be doing the opposite, even if it costs them. I would have thought that of all priests the Traditional ones would know what the Church teaches in a situation like this. Apparently I was wrong! It’s either shocking ignorance, shocking cowardice or shocking indifference.

        July 26, 2020 at 8:46 pm
      • editor


        To be fair, my remark was not aimed at the clergy – the “enforcer” happens to have been a lay person, one of the leading lights in the church where I attend Mass, and both weeks she has instructed people to observe the notice which requires no “queues” outside the toilets. The first incident (last week) involved a couple of teenagers chatting, and I don’t know much about today’s incident…just that there was one… but it underlines the fact that even those lay people whom we would expect to know that the State cannot decide what can and cannot be done in churches, er… don’t.

        As we have witnessed in shops/supermarkets etc – this State intervention in our lives has brought out the worst in too many people – notably an officiousness which is evident all over the place, even, it seems, in churches, and now that they have the Government behind them there will be no end to their monitoring of congregations for the foreseeable future… which is, we keep being told, how long this “new normal” will last.

        I think the only way forward now, for our sanity’s sake, not to mention for the sake of our souls, is to try to think with the saints….

        The cross is the school of love – St. Maximilian Kolbe

        July 26, 2020 at 10:01 pm
      • RCAVictor

        Editor and Athanasius,

        Here’s an interesting development among the corporate mask enforcers (caveat: this is CNN, the Communist News Network, so I can’t vouch for the accuracy of their claims):

        July 26, 2020 at 10:37 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        It was announced prior to the introduction of masks in shops in England, that the staff in shops would not be challenging customers but the police would enforce the “masking up” nonsense. I think it’s the same in Scotland.

        July 26, 2020 at 11:34 pm
      • Athanasius


        There has always been that element who get involved in local parish activity to serve a need to feel important, usually non-achievers in the wider world who nevertheless have delusions of grandeur and always seem to force their way into positions of importance. I saw this years ago in my parish and my mother remembers the type even from her experiences before the Council. I think they’re called josworthies. I call them hair shirts!

        July 26, 2020 at 11:26 pm
      • editor


        Yes, you are right – in fact, one of our readers makes me laugh when she talks about “the moving statues” in her parish. This is her way of referring to the people whom, she says, are there all the time in and around the church, busy-bodying and issuing instructions to the hoi polloi here, there and everywhere. The only difference between them and the statues of the saints (she claims) is that the saints don’t move!

        July 26, 2020 at 11:36 pm
      • RCAVictor


        “Church and State relationship” implies a separation between two discrete entities. However, since the sell-out of Vatican II and the ever more slippery slope culminating in the current scandalous pontificate, there are no longer two discrete entities involved here. Church and State are now in/on the same corner…

        July 26, 2020 at 11:11 pm
      • Athanasius


        I think it’s more accurate to call it a new Churchmen/State relationship, since it kicks Church teaching into touch for an illicit union that has the common ill rather than the common good for its end.

        July 26, 2020 at 11:32 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        “same corner… ” That’s clever…

        July 26, 2020 at 11:41 pm
  • Frankier

    I wonder if Pope Francis would describe this as painful, as he did after the service in the Hagia Sophia library/mosque yesterday?

    July 26, 2020 at 5:14 pm
    • editor


      I’m only surprised that he didn’t see the Hagia Sophia “mosque” as a step forward in interfaith relations… “Painful”? You sure? What KIND of “pain”…

      July 26, 2020 at 8:10 pm
      • Frankier


        I was looking at the subtitles at the time which, at times, can be quite hilarious with their typos.

        Maybe he said gainful.

        July 27, 2020 at 12:24 pm
  • Patrick Healy

    Dear Editor,
    As an Irish born man, I can only but apologise for this blatant blasphemy.

    July 26, 2020 at 7:26 pm
    • editor


      It’s not you who should be apologizing, but – for starters – Popes John Paul II and Benedict for their Assisi events which have promoted the false belief that one religion is as good as another. Not a sentiment shared by the adherents of Islam, but that thought obviously didn’t cross their ecumenical minds.

      July 26, 2020 at 8:01 pm
  • RCAVictor

    I’m sure Pope Francis was delighted with this landmark ecumenical event. It fits his mentality perfectly, which is to unite the three “Abrahamic” religions into mere branches of each other.

    But it makes me want to spit.

    July 26, 2020 at 7:59 pm
    • editor

      RCA Victor,

      This dentist knows what you mean… 😀

      July 26, 2020 at 8:05 pm
    • Athanasius


      Except I can’t see any priest being invited to celebrate Mass at their local Mosque anytime soon. Note how it is always the Catholics who compromise their faith, the true faith, never their ecumenical compatriots from all sundry false religions.

      July 26, 2020 at 8:48 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Yep, compromise and surrender of our Faith is the real purpose of “ecumenism,” though the legion of useful idiots among the clergy seem not to be aware of it.

        July 26, 2020 at 10:33 pm
      • Athanasius


        I’m not sure they can get away with ignorance as an excuse. If you and I can read the Papal Encyclicals warning of the evils of ecumenism, Communism, etc., then Churchmen can do the same. If many of them are ignorant then it’s wilful ignorance, or indifference that makes them cuplable.

        July 26, 2020 at 11:35 pm
      • RCAVictor


        I’m guessing it would be willful ignorance fortified by seminary formation, during which time they probably learned that the Church began at Vatican II…

        July 27, 2020 at 3:44 pm
      • Frankier


        Only yesterday, I commented to my wife that I have never heard of any protestant churches adding the rosary to their services as an ecumenical gesture.

        I remember being in Rome for the canonisation of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales by Pope Paul V1. The pilgrimage, which was organised by my brother-in-law who was joint chairman of Samuel Walker & Sons, leading Catholic printers and publishers at the time, was lead by Fr Dominic Lynch, a brilliant Dominican preacher, who wasn`t too keen on the ongoing changes in the Church,

        His words were, “let THEM come to us”.

        My brother-in-law refused to get involved in the changes also and wasn`t backward at showing it.

        July 27, 2020 at 12:49 pm
  • Antoine Bisset

    Does the Church still have ‘Burning at the stake” as an option for heretics?
    I studied the documents of Vatican II back in the 60s and ecumenism was a significant feature. The general notion may have been to bring Christians of other denominations back to the Church, or at least build bridges to make it possible. However, that was not the case with islam, not could it ever be.
    Islam is an instrument of Satan, in my opinion*. There can be no compromise, no rapprochement, and no common ground.

    *At some moment soon it may be illegal to say such things in Scotland.

    July 26, 2020 at 8:40 pm
    • Nicky

      Antoine Bisset,

      I hate to tell you, but I think it probably is illegal to say such things in Scotland right now. Our freedom of speech is heavily curtained already. What it will be like when the new hate crime law comes into force, I cannot imagine.

      July 26, 2020 at 8:47 pm
    • Frankier


      The next time you hear a knock at your door, slip out the back and over the fence.

      July 27, 2020 at 12:54 pm
      • Antoine Bisset

        The way things are going, I may well end up in prison. I would consider moving elsewhere but most countries are much the same as regards being “woke: and LBVGTI oriented. Being poor I cannot afford to establish residency in Hungary, one of the few countries apparently standing fast.

        July 27, 2020 at 1:41 pm
  • Nicky

    I don’t know if this is the right place to put this, but I was visiting The Remnant blog just now and saw a comment from someone saying they just can’t get to the traditional Latin Mass, a problem a lot of us have, and this is what the moderator replied, I think it’s very interesting:

    “Attending the traditional Latin mass does not necessarily make one a traditionalist. I know a lot of people who attend the Latin mass and are pretty clueless Catholics. Conversely, I know a lot of people who do not have access to the Traditional Latin mass, but are traditional Catholic counterrevolutionaries on the frontline every day. Even if you can’t attend the Latin mass, learn why it is essential to get engaged in other ways in the Catholic counterrevolution.”

    I found myself agreeing with that. I’d be interested to know what the others think here.

    July 26, 2020 at 8:44 pm
    • Athanasius


      Given the almost universal ignorance of and indifference to the faith that exists in the average parish these days, I don’t know exactly what kind of counter-revolutionary activity the Remant article thinks is possible for those who can’t get a Traditional Mass. Given Pope Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio I would suggest the best way is to gather a sufficient number of like-minded Catholics and request the bishop to provide a Traditional Mass. That would be a start.

      The Remnant article is spot on with one thing, and it is the incredible ignorance of the faith that exists in a lot of people who attend the Traditional Mass. Not only that, but also the indifference of so many when it comes to defending the faith publicly. I can associate with that observation after many years of experience.

      July 26, 2020 at 9:04 pm
  • gabriel syme

    This idiot priest obviously felt Islam would not be sated by converting Hagia Sophia back to a mosque and required the conquest of St Patricks, Ballyhunis, in addition.

    I daresay Athanasius is right, that the priest was already an apostate before this outrage. No right thinking clergyman would have facilitated this.

    When future historians write books about the failure of the novus ordo chruch,events like this will loom large in the narrative.

    In my own novus ordo days, I can remember the Lourdes Hymn being sung while omitting certain verses (like the one which mentions the Pope and Rome) in order to avoid “offending” any passing heretic. Yet, the same regime permits things such as this in St Patricks.

    They are inconsistent, as well as stupid and faithless.

    July 26, 2020 at 8:59 pm
    • RCAVictor

      Gabriel Syme,

      I have to wonder whether this priest was trying to curry favor with his boss – who has been labeled elsewhere the “Pope of Islam.” Unfortunately for this priest, he seems to have forgotten that his boss also has a Boss….

      July 26, 2020 at 10:43 pm
  • Patrick Healy

    Dear Editor,
    I believe Ballyhaunis is “honoured” by the Irish government in having a large number of Muslim ‘refugees’ planted upon it.
    I believe there is a large halal sheep slaughtering abattoir there, and a large live sheep exporting business thereabouts.
    If you remember the previous (Half Indian – half Hindu) prime minister Vardakar(?) was on record as saying Ireland needed to import up to 2 million more as the Irish were too slow to breed.
    He is a Merkel/Soros clone and promised a warm Irish welcome to them all.
    The new pm is just the same. A guy called Micheal Martin ex head master. A CINO – Catholic in name only -who has voted for queer marriage, divorce on demand and abortion.
    So blasphemy is thriving in once Catholic Ireland.

    July 27, 2020 at 9:59 am

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