Irish Bishop Bans Retired Priest for Preaching Catholic Morality [which is] “UnChristian”

Irish Bishop Bans Retired Priest for Preaching Catholic Morality [which is] “UnChristian”

Retired priest Fr Sean Sheehy told worshippers at St Mary’s Church in Listowel that gay couples were sinful, and criticised free contraception being provided by the HSE as it was “promoting promiscuity”.  A video of Fr Sheehy’s comments, where he also criticised abortion and the trans community, has been shared widely online and has prompted condemnation of his views.  “What is so sad today is you rarely hear about sin but it’s rampant. It’s rampant,” Fr Sheehy said during his homily delivered over the weekend.  “We see it, for example, in the legislation of our governments. “We see it in the promotion of abortion. “We see it in the example of this lunatic approach of transgenderism. “We see it, for example, in the promotion of sex between two men and two women. “That is sinful, that is mortal sin. “And people don’t seem to realise it, but it’s a fact, it’s a reality.”

Some people attending the Mass left the church as a result, to which the priest told them “God help you… and God bless you who are here, who are worshipping God”.

In response to the comments, Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne apologised to those who were offended by Fr Sheehy’s “offending” homily and said his views do not represent “the Christian position”.

He said that to have “total respect for one another” was a “fundamental Christian teaching”, and for these issues to be spoken of “in such terms” a weekend parish Mass was not appropriate.

“I am aware of the deep upset and hurt caused by the contents of the homilies in question delivered over the weekend.

“I apologise to all who were offended.

“The views expressed do not represent the Christian position.”

“I regret that this has occurred while a parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land is taking place,” he added, in reference to parish priest Father Declan O’Connor, who is away.

Speaking to local radio station Radio Kerry on Tuesday afternoon, Fr Sheehy said the bishop had told him he was “to be taken off all Masses”.

“I know myself that what I said cannot be disproven by any honest-to-God Catholic, Christian or Catholic teaching, and that’s the bottom line.”

He added that he believed that the bishop was “muzzling the truth in order to appease people”.

Human rights advocate and former head of Amnesty International Ireland Colm O’Gorman said in response to the priest’s homily: “I can only hope that this man finds his way back to love.

“To genuine, open hearted, joyful love, love without judgment, love that expands rather than diminishes one’s connection with one’s own humanity. I am not lost. He is,” he said on Twitter.  Source

Editor writes…

The above is yet another example of the “diabolical disorientation” prophesied at Fatima, where Sr Lucia warned that the world and the Church would be turned upside down, with good being presented as evil and evil believed to be good.  Fr Sheehy’s case is a classic example of this in action.  God’s moral law, believed and upheld by all Christians everywhere and at all times from the beginning of Christendom, is now “offensive”; the Bishop shockingly ducks his episcopal duty in order to appease the enemies of Christ, His Church and God’s Moral Law.  Goodness, he even apologises for Fr Sheehy’s “unChristian” comments, to all those living in these manifestly public sinful situations and/or who see nothing wrong with such grave sins.  Will he apologise, then, for Christ’s reminder that divorce and remarriage is adulterous? (Mark 10:11-12) Or for Christ’s exhortation to the woman caught in adultery to “go and sin no more”?  (John 8:11). Is she due an apology?  Gerragrip!

Which Gospel are these people reading?  If you know, please tell me, because everything I read in the New Testament supports Fr Sheehy’s preaching and denounces – big time – Bishop Browne’s faithless worldliness.  On this Feast of All Souls, I’m wondering if this misguided (to say the least) Bishop, and those faithless parishioners ever think of the Four Last Things – Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell – for all eternity…   I seriously doubt it.  Your thoughts…

Finally, I will try to find an email address for Fr Sheehy to offer our support, and I will send the link to this thread to Bishop Browne.

“I am the Good Shepherd. The good shepherd gives his life for his sheep.
But the hireling… hath no care for his sheep.” (John 10:11; 13)  

Comments (55)

  • Andrew Q Reply

    God bless Fr Sheehy for preaching the Catholic religion in contrast to the sad bishop of the new DoWhatYouFeelLike religion that is a different faith entirely and actively harms.

    November 2, 2022 at 8:43 am
  • Laura Reply

    It’s really beyond belief that this sort of thing can happen in the Catholic Church – and in Ireland, of all places! It’s just proof positive that the reason those bishops did not fight against the legalising of abortion and same-sex marriage was because they are apostates. They have not only lost the Catholic faith but they’ve lost all belief in the true God, and so they have lost their moral compass.

    November 2, 2022 at 10:25 am
  • editor Reply

    I have now emailed Bishop Browne and forwarded it to Fr Sheehy via the diocesan office.

    Email to Fr Sheehy…

    Dear Father Sheehy,

    After reading several reports about your “offensive” sermon (!) I write to support you, on behalf of Catholic Truth readers and bloggers in Scotland and across the world. You have done your Christian and priestly duty by preaching the Faith and the natural Moral Law, “in season and out of season”, to quote St Paul, whether it is a popular message or – as in our own decadent times – not so.

    Attached, my message to Bishop Browne sent this morning.

    If you wish to follow our discussion the link to our blog is given in my email to the Bishop and reproduced here for ease of reference.

    You are in my prayers, for what they are worth, Father, as this is a time of suffering inflicted on you by all those who are at war with Christ and His Church.

    God bless you.


    Email to the Bishop…

    Bishop Browne,

    I was so appalled to read your brazen denial of God’s moral law and your punishment of a retired priest who has committed the crime of preaching that same moral law, that I have launched a blog discussion on the subject.

    You can read my introduction and the comments from bloggers at this link

    Today, All Souls Day, should turn all truly Catholic minds to the Four Last Things – Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell for all eternity. All those who, like yourself, are leading souls away from Christ will answer for it at their judgment.

    I ask that you think again about your treatment of Fr Sheehy, and publicly apologise to him, while retracting your endorsement of gravely sinful behaviours.


    November 2, 2022 at 10:56 am
    • Bernie Reply


      When Hell freezes over, that’s when you’ll get a reply from that bishop.

      November 2, 2022 at 6:10 pm
      • editor


        So far, it looks like you’re right – not even an acknowledgement from that bishop. I often wonder how people who fail at the first level (good manners) can possibly hope to achieve the heights of holiness.

        And then I remember that “holiness” it not a “thing” with them… 😀

        November 3, 2022 at 7:25 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

      ED good on you ,but all on here know the Guy wont even read it as its obvious hes a C.I.N.O. we are all Sinners and that was what this Good Priest was saying more than anything else which is why we have The Sacrament of Confession . Obviously the ones who left while this Good Priest was giving this Sermon do not believe in Sin. Fr Sheehy does not Condemn anyone in His Sermon He of course condemns The Sin and not the Sinner . Have these useless so called Catholic Bishops as you say never read the Gospels they are telling people lies and Fr Sheehy is telling the Truth. It is of course unchristian not to tell the Truth and this useless Bishop if He has a smidgeon of The Catholic Faith knows it.
      Of course that is now the reason that we have so many Cancelled Catholic Priests as those who tell the Truth and who keep telling the Truth know. The Bishop of course doesnt also want to loose His cushy Lifestyle which is first and foremost importantly to Him. As for that Colm Guy the least said the better.
      O just a little search though for Mr Colm O Gorman revealed that in[ 2014 ]He received a Salary of nearly 100,000 Euros . Am sure that His pension will be of course in keeping with His standard of living . Well am sure glad i didnt contribute anything to Amnesty International. O BTW Colm if you by any chance read this ,sometimes its just better to keep your mouth shut ,and speak on matters your familiar with .

      November 2, 2022 at 6:43 pm
  • Josephine Reply

    Honestly, is this really news? Find a bishop who will praise a priest who preaches the faith and morals – THAT would be news! It’s absolutely disgraceful what has happened to Fr Sheehy, but nobody here can be surprised, surely.

    St Patrick is credited with chasing the snakes out of Ireland, but he missed a few, obviously!

    Ireland is down the drain now. That’s been the case for a good while. What that bishop and his ilk don’t realise though is that what put Ireland on the tourist map was its strong Catholicism. With that gone, the Irish are not the same and the country is not a draw. I know people who have decided never to spend a holiday there again, people who did go to Ireland on holiday often, but after their slide into murdering babies and legalising same sex unions, they said they can get that anywhere, no need to go to a fake Catholic country.

    November 2, 2022 at 3:26 pm
    • Fidelis Reply


      I remember the Catholic Truth team went over to Ireland at the time of one of the referendums (abortion, I think) and when they returned, they said they had been so shocked at the people they met on the pro-abortion side that they wouldn’t be holidaying there again. Or somebody said that! I will stand corrected if I’ve got it wrong!

      November 2, 2022 at 5:45 pm
      • editor


        Yes, we travelled over to Dublin to do some canvassing for the pro-life side at the time of the disgraceful abortion referendum – here’s the link to that thread, reporting our adventures over there. The complicity of the bishops and priests in legalising this abomination cannot be over-stated.

        I’d almost forgotten all about that trip – and yes, it was I, me, myself alone, Yours Truly, who said that I would never again holiday in the Emerald Isle, and I’ve kept my word. As Josephine says, I can go to just about any country on the planet and find permissive laws, including those legalising the murder of the unborn child – I do not need to go to a once-Catholic nation and be reminded of its Satanic downfall.

        November 2, 2022 at 7:34 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Fidelis ,i have visited Ireland only once which was in 1982 not a very good year for lots of reasons of which many on here will remember. I was of course a lot younger and in my early 30s and had already been SAVED physically ,by Jesus Christ more than once, so i had at least a decent grasp of My Catholic Faith . When i visited the South of Ireland and that was back 40 years ago, i was astonished at their lack of the Catholic Faith .So its no surprise that we have plenty of Snakes back their again, one of them obviously being a Guy who calls Himself a Catholic Bishop, named Browne .
        If by 100/1 chance your read this Sir . Shame on you for cancelling a good Catholic Priest .

        November 2, 2022 at 8:40 pm
  • FDS Reply

    It’s a huge uproar here, given the fact our deputy prime minister is openly gay. He’s due to take over a prime minister job next month.

    Despite my lack of Catholic education, that’s a Catholic teaching that I know before Pope francis came along. It’s well known in Africa as I have a friend there.

    Few facts here before you do anything.

    Fr Sheedy who served as a priest in USA, in strong fundamental bible belt state before he went back home. He has a American twang.

    We knew that priest Fr Sheedy before as he waded into a controversy before. He’s no stranger to controversies. Link to controversial news.

    Bishop of kerry, a Pro Francis Bishop.


    November 2, 2022 at 4:37 pm
    • Fidelis Reply


      That newspaper report is from 2009 and the woman herself said she had known the defendant for nine years and had felt comfortable with him. Fr Sheehy’s character reference should be seen in that light, IMHO, because you can only say what you know of that person if you are asked for a character reference. You can’t go by what they are accused of and then tailor your comments to fit those allegations. That is the whole point of asking someone for a character reference.

      It seems clear that Fr Sheehy is someone who speaks his mind without fear or favour, and I like that. Most priests these days are career-minded, terrified of annoying their bishop and they take care to comply with the woke agenda, to their shame.

      Just one more thing, the teachings which Fr Sheehy defended are not Catholic teaching, as such, they are part of the moral order, and – as I’ve read on here countless times – all the Catholic Church does is keep defending those teachings when they are being attacked, as they are being attacked by the Bishop of Kerry. We sin by omission, as well as commission, what we don’t do or say as much as what we actually do or say.

      November 2, 2022 at 5:40 pm
      • FDS

        Comment deleted.

        Editor: Stick to the topic – which is not about whether or not Fr Sheehy is a “controversial” figure. So was Our Lord. The issue is was he right or wrong to preach about the sins prevalent in our times and is the bishop right or wrong to go about the place apologising for God’s Law?

        November 2, 2022 at 5:59 pm
    • Nicky Reply


      I’m not sure why you have posted that story from 2009 – are you saying Fr Sheehy should have assumed the man was guilty and refused to give him a character reference, even though he presumably had known him and had a good opinion of him?

      Just because something gets into the papers doesn’t mean the report is fair. If I get into trouble and need a character reference to help me convince a court I’m not as bad as I’m being made out to be, I sure don’t want the person I ask assuming I’m guilty!

      November 2, 2022 at 6:10 pm
      • Garngad Lad

        Comment deleted.

        Editor: It’s better to leave my unworthy self to decide whether someone needs to take a sabbatical from blogging. Especially when you break into a discussion with your unsolicited advice while offering no opinion on the topic.

        Do I LOOK like I need your help to manage this blog? Don’t answer that… 😀

        November 2, 2022 at 7:31 pm
  • Michael 🙏 Reply

    Dear friends

    The counterfeit Catholic Church is now so self assured that it is openly disparaging doctrine, liturgy and morality.

    False shepherds at all levels of the Hierarchy are brazenly open in their disdain for the true Catholic faith in matters of faith, morals and divine worship.

    We must continue to oppose them in every way we are able to do so within our daily lives.

    This Bishop is a false teacher leading souls to Hell. Regarding his conduct towards a brother Priest the entire matter is obscene beyond belief.

    This diabolical disorientation continues to wreak havoc in the Church and world at large.

    We remain steadfast in our orthodox Catholic faith, morals and worship. Our sufferings we offer up for the salvation of souls.

    Our Lady of Fatima pray for us!

    Ave Maria

    Every blessing

    Michael 🙏

    November 2, 2022 at 5:09 pm
    • editor Reply


      Not that everyone agrees with me (hardly breaking news!) but I try to avoid terms like “counterfeit Catholic Church” and “post-conciliar Church” because we need to keep our minds very clear about the fact that the Church itself is indefectible – it cannot fail.

      The men holding office as senior churchmen may be “counterfeit” in that they have fallen into error and are peddling that error – as is Bishop Browne – because, in their blindness, they have literally lost sight of the Truth, which is Our Lord Himself, who taught that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

      You are so right to point out that this Bishop is a false teacher, a hireling, of whom Our Lord warned that they do not care about the sheep, about saving souls from Hell. This Bishop, and those like him, care only about how they appear to the world, they curry favour with those “principalities and powers”, of whom St Paul warned, those, the rulers of this world, who engage in wickedness in the high places. For, make no mistake about it, the Catholic hierarchy at this point in history, is the instrument used by Satan in his (doomed) attempt to destroy Christ’s Church.

      And again, you are right on the button to highlight the importance of Our Lady of Fatima in this war against Truth.

      Well said!

      November 2, 2022 at 10:43 pm
      • Michael 🙏

        Dear Editor
        I was speaking metaphorically l concur regarding the indefectible nature of the Church. The entire matter is scandalous and shameful. Our blessed Saviour must weep profoundly over the evil enveloping the Church

        Every blessing

        Michael 🙏

        November 3, 2022 at 5:09 pm
  • Margaret Mary Reply

    The Catholic Herald has a very good piece on this shocking news.

    If we ever get a good pope again, it’s these apostate bishops who will be cancelled.

    November 2, 2022 at 5:09 pm
  • Athanasius Reply

    That bishop is, sadly, an apostate, pure and simple. He has lost the Catholic Faith and what he offers in its place is human respect. His treatement of Fr. Sheehy is not Catholic, it’s diabolic. The Church is full of these apostate prelates today, right up to the highest levels.

    November 2, 2022 at 8:16 pm
  • Athanasius Reply

    I wonder what that apostate bishop would say about St. Paul’s words:

    “…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: 24-29.

    November 2, 2022 at 8:24 pm
    • editor Reply


      Many thanks for highlighting that quote from St Paul which, in one fell swoop, answers those who foolishly think they can justify every sexual aberration under the sun. It’s beyond belief that bishops of the Church are refusing to call out these serious sins for what they are – an impediment (and then some) to eternal salvation. And, as if that neglect is not bad enough, here we have a bishop actually punishing a priest, publicly humiliating him, for having the courage to exercise his prophetic vocation to warn those in spiritual danger.

      I know I keep saying this, but it has to be said again – you just could not make this stuff up.

      November 2, 2022 at 10:54 pm
  • Gabriel Syme Reply

    Probably the saddest thing about this was how completely unsurprised I was (I am sure many ppl were unsurprised).

    The Bishop is an apostate and a coward. Despite Fr Sheehys remarks reflecting Catholic teaching, the Bishop says they do not – and so he is also a liar.

    What a waste of space the Bishop is – and men like him. Never open their mouths, unless its to apologise for being Catholic. Pathetic. Our Lord will spit them out of His mouth.

    November 2, 2022 at 11:37 pm
  • Emanuele Ciriachi Reply

    God bless Father Sheehy, we need more brave priests like him.

    It’s extremely sad that what the bishop said:

    “The views expressed do not represent the Christian position.”

    What views in particular do not represent the “Christian” views? Did he read the Catechism? Is he not aware of what constitutes a deadly sin?

    November 3, 2022 at 1:40 am
  • hetero Reply

    Comment deleted

    Apart from being off topic, the comment submitted here by you is entirely inappropriate for publication on any public forum.

    Instead of seeking to publicise this harassment, I urge you to contact the police if the harassment by this woman continues. The fact that she claims to be “a devout Catholic” means nothing. That is not a judgment for anyone to make about him/herself. If what you say is true, she is being a very UN-faithful Catholic. You might warn her that, as well as contacting the police if she continues to harass you, you will also notify her priest and/or bishop. What you must not do is publicly name her and make such allegations against her.

    I hope this helps.

    November 3, 2022 at 8:00 am
  • graeme taylor Reply

    It was reported that thirty people walked out of Mass during the priest’s sermon. Those sad souls walking out paints a picture of that parish, not a good one.

    November 3, 2022 at 9:13 am
    • Athanasius Reply

      Graeme Taylor

      Those people who walked out on Fr. Sheehy when he was preaching divine Catholic doctrine, the truth concerning sin and its consequences, reminded me very much of those we read of in the Gospels who abandoned Our Lord when He revealed to them the necessity of receiving His body and blood if they would have supernatural life in their souls.

      We’re told in that passage that a great number abandoned Him when He preached this doctrine, claiming that it was hard and unacceptable. And how did Our Lord respond? He let them go and merely turned to His remaining disciples and ask “will you also leave me”, to which the first Pope, Peter, answered “To whom shall we go, Lord, for thou hast the words of eternal life”.

      Precisely so. When they walked out on that priest, they walked out on the words of eternal life. Sadly, Peter’s successor today is more likely to side with them than with Our Saviour, as exemplified by the local apostate bishop Browne and so many of his confreres in the hierarchy. The Church is presently experiencing a universal ecclesiatical apostasy right up to the highest levels.

      November 3, 2022 at 8:37 pm
      • graeme taylor

        this old biddy – Fr Declan ( the parish priest) would not want this……..
        woman were upset, and it was the wrong tone, there were children there.
        There are many parishes like this “community” where they are not catechised and say things like this old fool said – she thought that was all in the 60’s and in the past now.
        These clergy are just fooling themselves if they think they are shepherding souls towards heaven.

        November 4, 2022 at 8:30 am
  • Laura Reply

    This is a radio show on video with people ringing in but read the comments underneath – they’re all on the side of the priest! Some are sounding mystified that anyone would think what Fr Sheehy was saying should be thought controversial! Some say ALL religions teach these things are sins!

    November 3, 2022 at 3:52 pm
    • Michaela Reply

      I read those comments underneath the video on YouTube, and they were fantastic. People who are not fooled by the msm – it was a delight to read them.

      I’ll listen to the show now!

      November 3, 2022 at 4:46 pm
    • editor Reply


      That “touching 80” woman who rang into that radio show is typical of a generation which has totally forgotten the very basics of the Faith. Listening to her is a shocking experience.

      All the popes, cardinals, bishops and priests who are responsible for the mayhem in the Church (and thus the world) today are, without a shadow of any doubt, going to suffer eternal damnation unless they repent and that very publicly.

      Millions of people now think like that (culpably) ignorant woman – and I do mean culpably ignorant for she should know better and thus she faces a similar fate to those bad popes and other clergy. She must have some memory of her Catholic education when – surely – she was taught that the Church did not invent the moral law, that comes from God Himself, and the Church’s role is merely to safeguard and PREACH it.

      Goodness me, the same clowns who told us to “follow the (cherry-picked) science” don’t know that they really MUST follow – i.e. obey – God’s unchanging Moral Law.

      Geniuses, NOT!

      Finally, I did read through the comments over on the YouTube platform under the video – brilliant! So many DO see the nonsense of castigating a priest for doing what he was ordained to do. Fantastic!

      PS – I’ve now sent the link to this thread to the Newstalk channel for passing on to the host of that radio show – I probably should have researched his name first but I would imagine it should reach him OK. If not, then, that just means he has the luck of the Irish 😀

      November 3, 2022 at 7:09 pm
  • editor Reply

    One of our Irish readers has written the following letter for publication to the Daily Mail, Irish Catholic, and Catholic Truth – I will publish it in our December Letters page and for the record here as well.

    Homily long overdue…

    Dear editor,

    Fr Sean Sheehy was speaking the truth in his morality homily at Sunday Mass in Listowel recently.

    By suspending Fr Sheehy from saying public Mass etc, Bishop Ray Browne has rejected Christ and the true Catholic Church teachings.

    In Luke’s gospel 12:49-53, Christ asked ‘do you think I have come to bring peace on earth….no…but division’; hence it was no surprise a) some Mass-goers walked out of Fr Sheehy’s Mass and b) the ‘disgraceful’ comment from the Tánaiste. Poor catechesis for decades in the church, home and schools has led to the current situation in the Catholic Church today.

    Will the bishops and priests take courage from Fr Sheehy now and preach the true gospel or will they continue giving politically correct homilies to the detriment of the Church?

    Yours etc

    Ann Campbell,
    Co. Monaghan

    November 3, 2022 at 6:57 pm
  • editor Reply

    I’ve just had another email from an Irish reader, Eoin MacMeanmain, who writes…

    Thank you for your piece on this scandal,

    I have contacted the said bishop’s office several times explaining that unless he can publicly substantiate his claims, he has defamed the good priest and needs to apologize publicly to him.
    I have left a voicemail for the priest who has demanded that the faithful priest lose his faculties, (I referred to Christ’s enquiry of Saul on the road to Damascus), and I have left a voicemail with my own bishop requesting a fraternal correction of his brother bishop in Kerry.
    If you think any of this is helpful, please suggest them to your readers.

    God bless.

    I’ve emailed to thank Eoin for her wonderful message and to promise publication – gladly. I know we have quite a few Irish readers, so I hope they follow Eoin’s example…

    November 3, 2022 at 8:52 pm
  • crofterlady Reply

    Eoin is a male name, the Gaelic for John.

    I add my name to those who called this bishop an apostate because that’s what he is. When I was on holiday in Ireland a few years ago I was struck by how effeminate the priests were. One of my sons (called Eoin Pol) commented on it. Mmm…..

    November 4, 2022 at 9:25 am
    • Josephine Reply

      To be blunt, I have never heard the name before and TBH, I’m not a fan of Irish names – they seldom are easy to pronounce – how do you pronounce Eoin????

      November 4, 2022 at 10:43 am
      • crofterlady


        November 5, 2022 at 5:07 pm
  • Theresa Rose Reply

    In this interview Father Sheehy is being interviewed regarding his sermon. What we are hearing/seeing is disorientation about the teaching of the Catholic faith.

    November 4, 2022 at 4:28 pm
    • Michaela Reply

      Theresa Rose,

      That is a marvellous interview. The priest ran rings round that ignorant interviewer. Even if he thinks he’s a Catholic, he’s obviously too young to have been taught the faith properly. What a good priest. If only there were more like him. In all these years since Vatican II ended in the sixties, I’ve never heard a priest preaching so clearly or answering questions in the media so clearly. He will hear those word “Come, thou good and faithful servant” at his death. I shudder to think what his bishop will hear.

      November 4, 2022 at 5:50 pm
    • Fidelis Reply

      Theresa Rose,

      Thank you so much for posting that interview. Fr Sheehy is the kind of prophetic voice we need in these times, tragically absent among the clergy who are all cowering in their corners terrified of being “cancelled”. It’s really sad and aggravating at the same time.

      November 4, 2022 at 9:46 pm
  • Athanasius Reply

    Theresa Rose

    I listened to that video and I have to say that I don’t consider this to be an example of disorientation, as in confusion, regarding Church teaching. What it is is a blatant rejection of the known truth in order to appease the bad consciences of sinners. The presenter of that radio show knows exactly what Fr. Sheehy is talking about, but he rejects the divine teaching in favour of a human Church wherein any and all manner of sin is acceptable so long as everyone shows respect to each other nd no one hurts any one else’s feelings. They simply reject Our Lord and His Commandments and they know they’re doing it.

    November 4, 2022 at 4:45 pm
    • Margaret Mary Reply

      Theresa Rose

      I thought I was hearing things there! That is one wonderful priest! He didn’t miss a beat in taking down that really stupid radio host. Thank you so much for posting that interview. He’s a novus ordo priest, too – I’m wondering if the traditional priests preach like that, but I doubt it somehow or we’d have heard about them.

      November 4, 2022 at 5:17 pm
    • Margaret Mary Reply


      I agree that the interview shows the host as rejecting the teaching of Christ for purposes of appeasement but that actually is diabolical disorientation IMHO. When a radio host in a formerly Catholic country, possibly claiming to be a Catholic himself in his ignorance, is so mixed up that he thinks it’s compassionate to cast aside the teachings of Jesus in favour of being nice to people, that’s from the devil and it is the opposite to what is normal thinking about sin in the mind of any true Catholic. I wonder if he applies that same attitude to thieves and murderers – answer, probably! Stupid is as stupid does!

      I say it again – Fr Sheehy is one truly great priest.

      November 4, 2022 at 5:26 pm
      • Athanasius

        Margaret Mary

        I agree that Fr. Sheehy is a good priest, faithful to the doctrine of Our Lord, but I don’t accept that those who walked out on his sermon, or the radio talk show host and others of his ilk, are victims of diabolical disorientation. They know right from wrong because the Commandments of God, we know, are written in every heart. No, I think they know the truth but choose to reject it for popularity’ sake.

        November 4, 2022 at 10:56 pm
      • Margaret Mary


        I am a bit confused myself. You seem to think that for someone to be under diabolical disorientation means that they have to NOT know right from wrong. I don’t think that is the case at all. I see somebody who is disorientated as going in the wrong direction or doing the opposite of what they should be doing. I can’t decide their motives for that, I can just see that it’s happening. So, whether or not they don’t know right from wrong or whether they outright reject the truth, they are obviously disorientated because they are going in the opposite direction to where they should be going.

        We can see that Pope Francis is diabolically disorientated and although he should know the truth, obviously, something has disoriented him. We can’t judge his soul, but we can say that he is definitely disoriented, and Sr Lucia said that this disorientation to come would be from the devil.

        Maybe I’m not explaining myself too well, but just to have one more stab at it, whether or not those people who walked out actually know the truth of the matter is not for me to judge because I can’t read their hearts and souls but I do know that for any Catholic to do that, to not know the moral truths that Father was preaching IS a disorientation that can only come from the devil. If it was just ignorance they would not have walked out, they’d have been curious, maybe, but to walk out means they were likely full of hate, it was the hatred of the truth that made them walk out and for any Catholic to react like that means they are diabolically disoriented. It’s the opposite of how they should have behaved, that’s why it’s a diabolical disorientation. Everything is turned upside down that is what the disorientation Sr Lucy spoke of, means. She didn’t explain the details of it, but just the fact that it was to come and that is what we are seeing now.

        November 4, 2022 at 11:27 pm
  • Athanasius Reply

    Margaret Mary

    Fr. Gruner (RIP) wrote a very good piece on the diabolical disorientation back in 2006. Here’s the link:

    November 5, 2022 at 3:08 am
    • editor Reply

      Athanasius and MM,

      I enjoyed reading your very interesting exchange. Came in to offer my tuppence worth and found the link to Fr Gruner’s piece.

      Father Gruner is pointing out – very clearly – what we have discussed many times on this blog. The diabolical disorientation of which Our Lady warned in the Fatima apparitions, is a spiritual blindness.

      We can see it in those 30 people who walked out of Father Sheehy’s Mass, the leading light being a manifest example. She is “touching 80” she says and yet she cannot join up the dots to see (literally and spiritually) that God’s natural moral law, the Ten Commandments, cannot change. She has been convinced by her modernist priest(s) that the Church has to change God’s law, which is described as “the Church’s teaching (on this or that)” when it is actually no such thing, it is the eternal moral law, the right order of things. The Church can no more say that homosexual activity is acceptable than it can say that stealing is acceptable. It’s the same moral law, but “touching 80” can’t see that.

      She’s not, as far as we can tell, wilfully disobedient. She is blind. She is convinced that Fr Sheehy is putting people off the Church – something I’ve been accused of myself many MANY times, even recently when I was accused by a “traditional” priest of causing scandal. He doesn’t seem to know that Pope St Gregory the Great said that it is better that scandal should arise, than that the truth be suppressed.

      One famous occasion from my days of yore is when a colleague expressed his concerns that if I continued to teach about the Church’s teaching authority as coming from Christ (relating to the same debate we’re having here about sexual morality) I would turn the students away from the Church. And he was a kind soul, truly cared about the students, and wanted them to love the Church. Blind as a bat, nevertheless.

      So, it is spiritual blindness which defines the diabolical disorientation – and when the scales fall from those spiritually blind eyes, there is much rejoicing in Heaven!

      November 5, 2022 at 1:46 pm
  • Michael 🙏 Reply

    Dear Friends

    The bottom line is that this priest is the real deal and true to his priesthood and fidelity to the true Catholic faith.

    Shame on this coward of a Bishop, who has shown himself to be unfit to be a successor of the Apostles

    Every blessing

    Michael 🙏

    November 5, 2022 at 1:45 pm
  • crofterlady Reply

    My goodness, Fr.Sheehy is an inspiration! I so wish we had priests like him over here. My children, all young adults now, are scandalised by most of our clergy. I bet that Father Sheehy is so gung ho is because he has spent his ministry in the US bible belt where he had to be on top of his faith. They have some great priests and ministers over there, truly inspiring. If I had any advice for this excellent priest it would be: go back to the USA and leave the apostate Irish to their false gods. The Irish clergy, for the most part, are a lot of liver bellied apostates. Fr. James Altman says that over half of the bishops are homesexuals. Wouldn’t surprise me. Another St. Patrick is needed.

    I was particularly impressed at the clear and intelligent way he answered the journalist on that video clip. Again, may God bless him!

    November 5, 2022 at 8:55 pm
  • Josephine Reply

    This is another great interview. This is the first comment underneath the video, from a Scotsman.

    Patrick Parsons
    2 days ago
    We need more priests like Sheehy, who are Catholic and who teach and defend the Faith, and far fewer apostate bishops like the bishop of Kerry. I am Scots and I would be proud to have Father Sheehy as my parish priest. Anyone who has problems with a Catholic priest giving a Catholic sermon which expresses Catholic theology, don’t let the door hit you on your way out of the Church.

    November 6, 2022 at 5:03 pm
    • Laura Reply

      Every interview just makes Fr Sheehy look stronger and stronger. He’s a very brave priest. I am hoping that other priests following this case are realising that they are on the wrong road and become as convinced as Fr Sheehy is of the need to preach the truth, without apologising for it. The bishop is a disgrace, and the bottom line is he doesn’t actually have the faith – he is an atheist. That’s obvious.

      God bless and continue to strengthen Fr Sean Sheehy.

      November 6, 2022 at 8:13 pm
  • Nicky Reply

    After watching the French priest on Tik Tok at his blasphemous Mass on the other thread, the interviews with Father Sheehy are a real breath of fresh air. It is so edifying to hear him defending the faith and not being afraid to call out his bishop’s unfaithfulness to the truth as found in the scriptures and Christian tradition. God will bless and reward him for his courage.

    November 7, 2022 at 10:46 am
  • Gabriel Syme Reply

    I was thinking more about this – what on earth are the lay people (who walked out) doing at Mass in the first place? They must surely go there only in order to attempt to police what is being said, or to find something to be outraged about.

    Why anyone who found basic Catholic teachings offensive would go to Mass is beyond me.

    It very much seems that the modern Irish Church is defined by dysfunctional, toxic relationship between Bishops and Priests, between clergy and lay people and between the Church and society.

    I suppose that is not a surprise, given modern Ireland is a pretty toxic place in general (like so much of the West today).

    What a mess. As I said elsewhere, the Church in Ireland will endure thanks to the presence of the ICKSP, SSPX and no doubt some unsung Diocesan Priests.

    However, the bulk of the mainstream Church would be as well to just ‘down tools’ and board up their Churches just now, to save themselves both time and further embarrassment.

    November 9, 2022 at 9:40 pm
  • Nwenu Alexander Reply

    Thank you Editor for not breaking my heart further. I was wondering if this is a site run and populated by those who find the Truth offensive, but like almost everywhere I go, it is dominated by Faithful True Catholics. We should all be praying our Rosaries most faithfully because what is happening is truly bizarre. Some church leaders are almost certainly listening to and helping the enemy. They need prayers for they certainly do not know what they are doing.

    November 10, 2022 at 9:36 am
    • editor Reply

      Nwenu Alexander,

      Delighted to help! We’ve noted in the past, that the blogosphere is peopled by Catholics who are NOT the “liberal” / “permissive” types because it’s those who love the Faith who want to know more about it and who are keen to defend it against the ongoing Satanic attacks on the Church who give their time and energy to blogging. There is no rationale or argument in defence of modernism and heresy – that’s why the dissenters are mostly missing in action.

      November 12, 2022 at 8:49 pm
  • crofterlady Reply

    I just can’t comprehend how Ireland has gone so terribly wrong. A catastrophe. When did it happen, I wonder? I remember hearing about scandals at Maynooth some years ago but the real rot must have had a beginning. That poor priest should go back to American bible belt where, at least, he’ll be among good Christians!

    November 14, 2022 at 3:11 pm

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