The Death of the Mass in Once-Catholic Ireland

The Death of the Mass in Once-Catholic Ireland

From the YouTube Platform, comment written 6 days ago…

The blindness of the prelate overseeing that show, can only be explained as “diabolical”.  Yes?  No?  What, then?  And how many Catholics are still attending such  “shows”, imagining themselves to be attending Mass?  Why are they so blind?   Notice the dedication to getting the health rules right – the dancing masks, for example.  Is it too strong to describe what we have just witnessed as “blasphemy”?  I don’t think so – if not blasphemy, then what?

Comments (14)

  • Andrew Q

    Especially appalling that the Primate of All Ireland leads this cabaret/mass and that the state broadcaster RTÉ pumped this sacrilege into Irish homes across the land.

    There isn’t much hope in the short term. The seminaries are empty (except for the dreadful Neocatechumenal Way group that’s imported men from overseas). The FSSP, ICKSP, SSPX , and Silverstream Priory offer actual Catholicism but are tiny in number and under scrutiny by the modernist church and covidist authorities.

    Pray for Ireland. Pray for the Church.

    January 4, 2022 at 10:06 am
    • Laura

      Andrew Q,

      I didn’t know anything about the Silverstream Priory so I googled it – they’ve had some trouble with false allegations

      We do need to pray for Ireland which has become the most anti-Catholic, secular country in Europe.

      January 5, 2022 at 11:21 am
  • Warydoom


    Definitely blasphemous and emasculated!

    Notice the ploy to allow women to have a big role in the NOM. Along with the dancers, the choir is also made up solely of females with very wimpy songs (I won’t bother calling them hymns) and that’s one of many reasons why only four men have entered the priesthood.

    OT My very idealistic and conservative nephew entered the NOM seminary last year to try to change the world by becoming bi-ritual and encourage the laity to attend the TLM which is all fine and dandy but IMHO it won’t work in the way he wants it to. It’s either all or nothing.

    Without the TLM, it is a very sorry world we live in. I live in absolute amazement at the way I’ve seen the TLM changes people lives for the better when they attend it exclusively.

    January 4, 2022 at 10:13 am
  • Francis de sales

    Catholic Ireland is off the cliff and in a free fall now . Some of the bishops are compromised as their hands are tied. Since they had authorised to waive away Sunday mass obligations during Covid lockdowns. Numbers weren’t the same since they reopened their churches last year.

    What happened to the Catholic Church as they used to be countercultural. Instead they sided with the establishment, the govt and the politicians as they have lost their complete moral authority.

    Once you see the Catholic Church stood with the establishment, then you know that the Catholic Church won’t support you nor back you up if it needs arise re pushback. Govt and Catholic Church are together now as one. The Catholic Church became too politicised with their sound bites.

    It’s of their own making as they brought it all to themselves, not us re demise of their church. They used to think that they are the church. Hence their unchecked power with no accountability in moral, fiscal and legal responsibility.

    Another way of stopping their tracks is to withhold the monies until they change their behaviour. Money talks a lot in the highest Catholic Church circles especially the Vatican, and also in some dioceses such as Down and Connor.

    January 4, 2022 at 11:39 am
  • Nancy

    The last time I saw liturgical dance was at my parish’s Easter Vigil, pre-Covid of course. Curiously, after the young girls raced down to the altar in their glittery gold blouses and pirouetted to show joy, the next reading happened to be from the book of Ezekiel. “You have profaned My name and My sanctuary” (Ez. 23:38 I think). Liturgical dance never returned there to my knowledge.

    January 4, 2022 at 4:03 pm
    • Bernie


      That’s a classic, LOL!

      January 4, 2022 at 4:14 pm
  • Bill

    As the first Country in the world to approve of perversion in a popular vote, and then a few years later to vote to legalise the murder of the innocents, is it any wonder that the Island once known as the land of Saints and Scholars, has become the land of snakes and coders. I’m blessed as I can still avail of the traditional Mass, ‘though it entails a 2.5 hours round trip. But for how long I wonder, before the tyranny of Francis, is imposed by Ireland’s Nancies?. Marshals ( busybodies), at Novus Ordo doors, to lead you to your seat, everyone masked up to the hilt, and Holy Communion through a slit in a sheet of perspex. And yet the archbishop of Dublin said his first year in office was a time of hope, in expectation of all the changes coming to the church to revitalise it, blah blah, blah. I’m afraid he omitted the lesness in hope with that outlook, for as far as I can see only a good size 9 up the backside from the Man above is about the only thing that will bring these heirlings to their senses. Then we have the masses lining up in their thousands, nay, tens of thousands, for their booster, so they can stuff themselves with food and drink with narry a thought for those of us who choose to trust in Divine Providence, and refuse to desecrate our bodies with ointment from hell, concocted by devils using the most pure and pristine creatures in the satanic mix. How perverse is that?

    January 4, 2022 at 7:54 pm
  • gabriel syme

    What a sad and pathetic sight. Embarrassing. It’s clear there is little or no actual faith here, and it’s just really an exercise in going through the motions, which is the calling card of the novus ordo Church,

    It’s heart breaking to imagine the vast numbers of people who will come to see Catholicism as a repellent joke thanks to this kind of thing.

    I saw a similar example elsewhere too. And also this, via Rorate Caeli:

    That one is perhaps worse, given the masks tied to the crucifix like banners. Notice the leering priest is not actually wearing a mask himself, but Our Lord has 3 of them tied to him.

    I suppose these incidents might make more people consider why it was the TLM which was restricted recently and not this kind of joke.

    Warydoom is correct in identifying that a large part of this nonsense is about creating prominent Mass roles for females, as if to give some kind of balance, considering the all male priesthood.

    In turn this makes us realise that they do not see Mass as an act of worship, but more a community show where roles have to be dished out equally among the demographics. (Like working in the Public Sector really! Boom Boom!)

    January 4, 2022 at 10:59 pm
    • editor

      Gabriel Syme,

      Those face masks hanging from that crucifix represent undeniable blasphemy. This total madness is never-ending. How can priests – who must be as shocked as are we – keep silent in the face of such scandal?

      January 5, 2022 at 10:20 am
    • Laura

      Gabriel Syme,

      The face masks put onto that crucifix is disgusting – how any priest can think that’s acceptable, is unbelievable.

      January 5, 2022 at 11:22 am
  • Lily January 5, 2022 at 11:36 am
  • Faith of Our Fathers

    The Irish were always first to sell their Grannies ( am afraid to say ). Wouldn’t go back there for a Free Holiday .
    God Help the Handful that are trying to keep the True Catholic Faith and not this Bergoglio Song and Dance Garbage. OBTW. If you think that’s Bad look up a Fr Michael Pfleger Mass on YouTube. I really have to get out More. His Mass ( or so called Mass ) is more Raunchier than some of The Night Clubs I used to go to .
    Catholicism under The Horrible Bergoglio and His Lavender Homosexual Buddies is now as far as am concerned.
    Officially Dead.
    I cannot nor will not go Back .
    To Bergoglios Garbage. I know He was not alone in Killing off N. O. Catholicism but Bergoglio has certainly Hammered in The Nails.

    January 5, 2022 at 4:45 pm
  • gabriel syme

    As we know, its not just the Irish. This one is a real doozy, a 2021 Christmas Eve Mass from Chicago:

    It’s from the Parish of St Sab…..sorry, I mean “The Faith Community of St Sabina”.

    Its blatantly just a jazz concert held up as some form of worship. It oozes protestantism, right down to the jazz musicians and the cries of “yeah!” etc from the congregation.

    I have not been able to stomach the while video, but whole sections of the Mass are missing and apparently there was over an hour of music and dance before the priest even appeared.

    The one positive is that it came at the perfect time to make a fool of Cardinal Cupich, who recently restricted the Latin mass in Chicago on the grounds that “we must respect the liturgical books”. Ha! What an Ass!

    The mainstream Church really is an embarrassing mess.

    After all that song and dance, I needed a pick me up and it was provided by this excellent article from Professor Peter Kwasniewski. He exposes 33 falsehoods in the recent dubia response from Arthur Roche’s Vatican department and generally savages the hierarchy.

    However, my favourite line was this:

    The way forward for Catholics is obvious. We do not ask “May we use the traditional rites?” We simply use them.

    It seems like people are finally catching on that the great +Lefebvre was right!

    January 6, 2022 at 10:29 pm
    • editor

      Gabriel Syme,

      I took a couple of minutes to scroll along your first link – the “St Sabina” service – that was no Mass. Utterly and totally diabolical.

      Will catch up with the rest of the post (and others) asap.

      January 6, 2022 at 10:48 pm

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