Ireland: Synod Mania = Rebellion Against God

Ireland: Synod Mania = Rebellion Against God

A reader in Ireland emailed this latest scandal, published in The Irish Catholic Newspaper…

Sacramental marriage for gay and lesbian Catholics and the ordination of women priests are key demands of an LGBT focus group set by Bishop Kevin Doran as part of the synodal process. A Church-wide apology to LGBT people and their families [is demanded by these rebels] from the Pope as well as priests and bishops… Source

Editor writes…

Clearly – and predictably – the demands for legalised abortion and same-sex “marriage” in Ireland were only the beginning. The Devil wants full control of the Church, and apostate Catholics aka the useful idiots in Bishop Kevin Doran’s diocese are only too willing to stir the pot.

It won’t just be this one diocese, of course – this apostasy stretches across the Emerald Isle.  Share your thoughts – and please pray for the country that once was (but is no longer) Catholic Ireland.

St Patrick, pray for us!

Comments (25)

  • Margaret Mary Reply

    I don’t know much about the Irish hierarchy but I vaguely remember Bishop Doran as one of the better ones. If he’s going along with this, I’d be disappointed.

    The madness is never ending.

    June 20, 2022 at 10:20 pm
    • editor Reply


      Bishop Doran’s diocesan website – section on the Synod – includes this video clip of the notorious pro-homosexual relationships Dominican, Fr Timothy Radcliffe.

      From the Catholic News Agency…

      Ordained a priest of the Dominican order in 1971, Fr. Radcliffe has authored several books, including “What is the Point of Being a Christian?” From 1992 to 2001 he was head of the the Dominican Order, and has been a long-time contributor to Vatican Radio.

      His statements, particularly those on homosexuality, have invited controversy in the Church, often challenging traditional teachings or attitudes. His prominent social justice work has been overshadowed at times by his comments on homosexual relationships.

      He has also spoken up in support of the German bishops’ desire admit the divorced and remarried to Communion, a contentious suggestion which has been recently opposed by the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, as it was by Benedict XVI and St. John Paul II.

      Last year EWTN chose not to cover Ireland’s Divine Mercy Conference, as it customarily does, because Fr. Radcliffe had been chosen as a keynote speaker at the event.

      And in 2011, Fr. Radcliffe was scheduled to speak at the general assembly of Caritas International, a confederation of worldwide Catholic charities. The Vatican intervened to prohibit his address, and he was replaced by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the pontifical household.

      So, if, as you say, Bishop Doran is one of the “better” members of the Irish hierarchy, please spare us the names of the others!

      June 20, 2022 at 11:57 pm
      • Josephine

        Whatever else he is, Bishop Doran is not a sound man, to include an avid gay rights campaigner like Timothy Radcliffe to spout on his website and be involved in his synod preparation.

        I watched that video of Radcliffe and it was a load of twaddle. All he kept saying was that people are different, this is good, people are different. Just twaddle that means nothing. This is to build up to saying that if people are homosexual then that’s just another difference, we should accept it. It’s so shallow.

        June 21, 2022 at 11:20 am
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        This Man Radcliffe goes on about accepting others Etc Etc Etc . Why don’t these excuses for Catholic Clergy speak as Christ said what is Yes and what is Nea as anything else comes from the Evil one . Call it Sodomy Fr Radcliffe and those Homosexuals who practice it are Sodomites. Thats Truth. I read comments about being lost for words but we knew after Germany that it was only a matter of time before Sodomy is foisted on us all .
        This surely has to lead to Schism.
        Especially here where you exposed the Daisy Chain to an Archbishop who we know will do Nothing.

        No one on Here ,in fact no Catholic I know Hates Homosexuals. We certainly Hate the Sin and Lifestyle and Rightly so of Homosexuality sure even the Angelic Demons in Hell turn their eyes away from Homosexuality. But we know that from the start of Bergoglios Sinnod on Sinnodality it was all about accepting the Sin of Sodomy as no Sin at all . Does it surprise us that it is a Catholic Bishop at the forefront of this, unfortunately No ,and that is the real tragedy here .
        BTW ED I clicked on the link to read the whole Sordid affair but they wanted Money to subscribe.
        That I certainly wasn’t doing.

        June 21, 2022 at 4:42 pm
      • editor


        No, I wouldn’t expect you, or anyone else, to pay to read the entire Irish Catholic article – I just included that link since that was the source sent to me by the Irish reader who alerted me to the piece. -In any case, I think that is the entire article which I posted at the top of the page, over the headline.

        The rest of your comments on the Sinnod – or the Synod on Sin – duly noted 😀

        June 21, 2022 at 9:08 pm
  • Nicky Reply

    I am honestly lost for words about this, the way homosexuality has expanded right through to transgenderism and I am not clear about how we got here. We went from homosexuality being illegal to having it at the top of the list of importance in every walk of life. It’s almost become a crime to say anything critical about it. I remember reading a comment here years ago that I’ve never forgotten, that we can say we disapprove of couples cohabiting or explicit teenage sex education but dare not say anything that questions the homosexual lifestyle. How did we get here, is maybe a conversation in itself, so if I’m off topic, I am sorry but to see Ireland, of all countries, go down this route was bad enough at the time of the gay marriage debate over there but to want the Church to change its teaching to make it acceptable, is just incredible.

    IMHO, the synodal process is encouraging dissent and should be abandoned. Bishops should stop co-operating with it. Setting up these committees to discuss controversial issues, as if the law of God can be switched off to please people who are breaking it, is a nonsense.

    I’ve just found out that today is the Feast of St Aloysius, patron saint of youth, so maybe we could all say a prayer to him to protect the young from all the temptations around us today.

    June 21, 2022 at 9:44 am
    • Josephine Reply


      I think we got here because most people just kept quiet, not wanting to be labelled a bigot or intolerant. I remember when the Glasgow priest was being hounded by the press for advertising a prayer of atonement in his church at the time of the Pride march in Glasgow, he wasn’t available for press comment, but went off for a break instead, to avoid the press. This is why we’re here now, we will not speak out and the same is true of the clergy and bishops, to their shame. Everyone wants the quiet life.

      June 21, 2022 at 11:26 am
      • Deaf guy

        You might not know that Bishop Doran was ex classmate of self styled Bishop Buckley of Larne in cloniffe college in Dublin as they were training for priesthood. Bishop doran made a famous comment years ago in papers which was out of touch with us. I can’t rem exactly what he said but lot of Catholics at that time looked at him in different light. i don’t think he’s allowed to have a free rein now cos of previous form. Do he has to consult with Bishop conference before proceeding to speak etc. One word I could think of was a loose cannon. There is another Bishop similar to him in diocese of Waterford. Lot of bishops weren’t happy with him over HPV vaccine etc. Recently he was [accused of] covering up another [unfaithful] Abbot monk.

        June 21, 2022 at 3:06 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Josephine I may get a yellow card off the ED for this but this was one of my Experiences with a Homosexual.

        Before Lockdowns Etc I loved going Swimming and would go for a Turkish Bath also . Anyhow one day a Deviant Approached me and made it perfectly clear what The Reprobate wanted. I quickly boot on My Shoes and in Language that certainly would get me a Red Card told the Reprobate in no uncertain terms where the Toe of My Shoe would be placed if He didn’t clear off.

        In my opinion ( and again it’s only my opinion ) the talking with the Alphabet Crowd is Finished. Mary Robinson is a Classic Example of Defending Homosexuality and She wont Change. Neither will I.

        June 21, 2022 at 5:11 pm
  • graeme taylor Reply

    When you see problems look to the top. This is all the work of the Jesuits headed by the man on St Peter’s Chair ( for now) Thanks be to God.

    June 21, 2022 at 11:18 am
    • Josephine Reply

      graeme taylor,

      Well Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP is a Dominican so I think they’re all in this evil together.

      June 21, 2022 at 11:22 am
    • Leitourgos Reply

      You are not wrong … in fact you more right than you can know. There is no doubt in my mind that the Jesuits — the Society-Not-Of-Jesus — are, in their conscious and deliberate betrayal of St Ignatius, the principal architects of the present debacle that is the post-Vatican II Catholic Church. Others are merely emulators and hangers on. The end game of all of them, however, is to dissolve the Catholic Church into the world. In this they will not succeed.

      I would urge patience, because today may be appear to be theirs as they bask in the ignorant, authoritarian and anti-doctrinal thuggery of Pope Francis, but tomorrow will be a different story. Their infidelity and immorality, above all their propensity to lie, will leave only jetsam and flotsam in their wake. It will be a faithful remnant which will inherit an undoubtedly much smaller Church from an institutional point of view, but one hopefully much more united in its mission and responsive to the salvific needs of fallen humanity, about which the Jesuits and their hangers on care nothing, for in their eyes salvation follows death as surely as day follows night. And free will be damned!

      Looking nearer to home, the new Archbishop of Glasgow is fast discovering that the more he bangs on about the environment and immigration, the more Christ demands to be preached in and through a Church which exists exclusively on his terms, not on those of Greenpeace. And so the infidelities of this once Special Daughter of the Holy See begin to be exposed as Christ calls his Church, not least his priests, to conversion and purification in view of God’s work. Bill should forget the green agenda for the moment and turn his attention to the time bomb under his backside which is a bunch of men — ever more desolate because of the onslaughts of evil Father Francis — sitting alone (or sometimes apparently not) in big houses throughout the Archdiocese, with too much time on their hands and too little in the way of intellectual and moral formation to allow them to see their way through this wicked world. Bill’s problem, if only he would realise it, is not how green is the Archdiocesan gas, but how to avoid his and the Archdiocese’s little remaining credibility being further blown to smithereens by scandal.

      June 22, 2022 at 2:03 am
      • editor


        Like many others who analyse this crisis, you look forward to a time when “…a faithful remnant which will inherit an undoubtedly much smaller Church from an institutional point of view, but one hopefully much more united in its mission…”

        I have a vague memory of even Pope Benedict foretelling this “smaller Church”. He should have been shaking in his shoes when making such a statement, which is a direct affront to Our Lord whose last words on this earth where to “Go out into the whole world, baptising them in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost…”

        The Popes, prelates and people who are responsible for doing the precise opposite and creating, quite deliberately, a small Church, will pay for such disobedience at their judgment.

        Your observations about the – green – Archbishop of Glasgow are on the button. I’ve just received yet more evidence of the scandals simmering on his watch. God help us all.

        June 22, 2022 at 9:32 am
  • Elizabeth Reply

    It’s about time that the Church started teaching again and did less of the “listening” and so called accompaniment.I agree that this emphasis on so called synodality is potentially dangerous and not faith enhancing.

    June 21, 2022 at 5:34 pm
    • RCAVictor Reply


      A “listening” church is just another diabolical way to silence the Magisterium, without which the Church will be a reed swaying in the latest ill wind of human respect. A “listening” church has nothing to teach its followers, it only listens to their (sinful) grievances and clamoring for “rights.” All part of the Vatican II Plan. Also, this is straight out of Jean Jacques Rousseau’s crackpot theories on education.

      June 21, 2022 at 7:54 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        So true. It’s painfully obvious that “listening” is a code for “tell me what I want to hear… that you are dissatisfied with the Faith … that you want us to “move on” i.e. to move from absolving sin to authorising it.”

        Yes, “listening” is a device. And I don’t mean hearing aids… 😀

        June 21, 2022 at 9:34 pm
      • Michael 🙏

        RCA Victor

        I completely agree with your thoughts

        Michael 🙏

        June 22, 2022 at 4:01 pm
  • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

    Sorry ED but I was reading above Article on my Phone and didn’t read that 4 Of the Deviant were ( Catholics) but didn’t want to have anything to do with the Catholic Church so what is their Beef. They want Nothing to do with us but according to Fr Radcliffe we have to accept Them ,Listen to them and Accompany them . We Have to change and accept Homosexuality as nothing but well ,a Lovely Group of People Holding Hands and Drinking Tea whilst they Try to win over our Children and Grandchildren into this Filthy way of Life.

    And IF they happen to read this comment and believe am Agro phobic or whatever it is they call it . Then a Couple of Months ago I wouldn’t have given a Monkeys but I certainly do now .

    June 21, 2022 at 7:18 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply


    No reply available to your post that includes this: “we knew after Germany that it was only a matter of time before Sodomy is foisted on us all.”

    Ironically, the Nazis were actually ahead of the curve on this sickness: many of their leaders were homosexuals…but only of the “manly” type. Those who were effeminate were persecuted ruthlessly, along with Jews, Catholics and gypsies.

    Ever read The Pink Swastika?

    June 21, 2022 at 7:58 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

      Av never read that Book Victor but know of course many Top Nazis were Queer . Probably the most Infamous of them all were the Brownies ( sorry) The Brownshirts, who probably would be called The Pinkshirts were they on the go today.
      Of course maybe thats only a matter of Time.

      June 21, 2022 at 9:06 pm
  • Athanasius Reply

    St. Paul describes precisely this withdrawal of God’s grace in our time as it manifests in universal Luciferian ecumenism and a subsequent perversion of true faith and morals.

    “…For professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man, and of birds, and of fourfooted beasts, and of creeping things. Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error. And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient…” (Romans 1: 22-29).

    Here, St. Paul speaks to us about the spirit of these times. They are “reprobate” times in which even the most exalted Churchmen are dragged down to Hell by their worship of the world and the creature rather than God, many of them becoming promoters of, or slaves to, “shameful affections” along the way.

    June 21, 2022 at 9:34 pm
  • Elizabeth Reply

    The annoying and on trend phrase “being church” just popped into my head. I’ve never understood what it means but it’s right up there with all the other blather we hear from the would be gurus who want to empower the laity and meet us where we are in this new version of the church…

    June 21, 2022 at 10:12 pm
    • editor Reply


      When it all boils down, what the modernists mean by “being church” is that each person IS “the Church” – they don’t even capitalise the word, and they never add “the” so it seems to mean that each person just lives a good life according to their lights and understanding (of Christ) and in that way they make (their understanding of the) Church relevant to themselves and others.

      That’s all I can make of this nonsense of “being church” – one of many silly terms which has irritated me for years. You sum it up perfectly with “their new version of the church”… Got it in one!

      June 22, 2022 at 9:23 am
  • westminsterfly Reply

    I must remember to tell my local ‘synodal group’ that I self-identify as a trans-billionaire. Except the reality of my bank balance doesn’t accord with my self-identification. So I still await the Church to accept me as I am, and give me the billion pounds that I need to fulfil my chosen identity.

    June 22, 2022 at 2:34 pm
  • Frankier Reply

    The Irish that voted for “gay” marriages and abortion were (mainly) the ones who had already turned their backs on the Church but those who took part in their so-called synod are the ones who still consider themselves Catholic. This makes it even more evil. I feel communion on the tongue will soon be put on the banned list also.

    it would be quite comical if it wasn`t so serious when you consider the fact that the scandals associated with the Church in Ireland involved, in the main, homosexual depravity on minors, and yet they are determined to make
    that depraved act acceptable by actually blessing it.

    Here in this country last week, a pastoral letter was issued titled The Holy Eucharist. I am just beginning to read it but
    it mentions that The bishops of Scotland want to proclaim the truth, goodness and beauty of the Eucharist and encourage all the faithful to centre their lives once again on its celebration at Mass. It also mentions Pope St John Paul 11 at Bellahouston…” Be faithful to your daily prayers, to the Holy Mass and the Sacrament of Penance”. They
    don`t exactly tell you how to achieve this. As soon as the twenty five minute, Saturday night Mass is ended, in our parish anyway, the church is locked for a full week. The only time it is opened is for cleaning and by myself and four others for a Friday morning rosary.

    How can you pay homage to the Blessed Sacrament when the doors get closed in every church in the diocese after
    morning Masses? You certainly can`t see it at the actual Mass where nobody seems to bless themselves when entering or leaving, or even genuflecting. I think I mentioned before but a few weeks ago the priest stepped down from the altar, picked up a host that was lying on the floor and popped it into his mouth like a sweetie. Where was the homage there?

    The Blessed Sacrament is treated in our churches worse than a condemned criminal. If a jailed person was locked up
    for almost twenty four hours every day and their families weren`t allowed to visit, they would have a team of human rights lawyers defending them but if I decide to use my church key to pay a flying visit I am made to feel like an intruder.

    They keep quoting Bellahouston but keep acting like Bella Lugosi.

    June 22, 2022 at 3:51 pm

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