Anti-Catholicism in Irish Dáil Forcing Catholics to “Live in the Closet” – Congratulations, Bishops!

Anti-Catholicism in Irish Dáil Forcing Catholics to “Live in the Closet” – Congratulations, Bishops!

From the Irish Daily Mail…

ANTI-CATHOLIC rhetoric in the Dáil is fuelling hate and attacks against churches and worshippers, several TD’s have said.

They were reacting to a recent attack in Kerry in which a group set fire to an altar, as well as a protest by two people who loudly disrupted Mass in Cork city.   Click here to read entire report…

Editor writes…

So, this is the thanks the Bishops of Ireland get for their “service” to the State by failing to fight the introduction of abortion and same-sex “marriage”.  Those same compliant Bishops are unlikely to challenge this persecution of the alleged Catholic community, many of whom, of course, clearly voted in favour of rejecting God’s Moral Law: those “Catholics” have the blood of the murdered unborn on their hands as well as sharing in the guilt of those who have worked for the destruction of traditional marriage and family life in that once Catholic land. They’ve either been totally faithless all along, or ignorant and weak enough to believe that Ireland had to “move with the [evil] times.” Same difference.  Plonkers.

And now they’re cowering in “closets” afraid to admit to owning a baptismal certificate, only to find that those who pushed these bad laws, those whom they appeased,  are not satisfied having won the “battle” – if you could call it that – no, that’s not enough:  they now want Catholicism out of the schools, and prayers out of the Dáil. They want a totally Godless society in Ireland, and something tells me they are well on their way to achieving that goal.  To the pseudo-Catholics of the “land of saints and scholars” then, I am tempted to say, you’re getting precisely what you deserve.  Instead, though, I’ll offer a prayer:  St Patrick, and all the saints of Ireland, pray for us! 

Your thoughts…

Comments (14)

  • Michael Reply

    Dear Editor

    I completely concur with your comments.

    Coming from an Irish Catholic background l can only state that l am ashamed of the depth and depravity Ireland has descended into and its obscene laws of late.

    As for the majority of the laity and the Bishops they are a disgrace. It seems that the snakes have now returned after St Patrick’s initial expulsion.

    May God have mercy on that land and its peoples. I am only thankful my parents and grandparents are not alive today to see what Catholic Ireland has become.

    Only Heaven can sort this mess out not merely in Ireland but also globally.

    Our Lady of Fatima pray for us!

    Every blessing

    Michael 🙏

    January 21, 2023 at 5:52 pm
    • editor Reply


      I, too, am from an Irish background and I recall my mother’s words when she watched the TV news of the passing of the same-sex “marriage” bill in the Irish Republic, to the effect that God will deal with this in His own good time. She was so sad at the decline in the Church in Ireland.

      January 21, 2023 at 11:26 pm
  • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

    To be Honest ED it does not surprise me that Ireland especially Eire is going to Hell. I have only visited Eire once and once was enough.
    The Men who fought for this Land fought in vain it is now run by Perverts and Homosexuals. We all remember especially the Abortion Vote where the Great and The Good lobbied for Murder along with Sinn Fein. When you have a President like the Detestable Higgins who followed Her who would like to be first Woman Pope Mary Robinson they most certainly reap what they Sow. As for their Bishops . When you cancel a good Priest and also give an Apology for Sin what more do they expect.

    January 21, 2023 at 6:35 pm
  • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

    Just as another point as Michael Matt said. It’s time that WE stopped being Nice . Jesus Christ wasn’t Nice and I certainly learned not to be Nice in the 60s after Daily Bigotry at work. OK maybe sometimes I was worse than those who were persecuting me on a practically Daily Basis. But am sure a little Home Visit to some of these who want to Burn down our Catholic Churches wouldn’t go wrong.

    January 21, 2023 at 6:47 pm
    • editor Reply


      Our Lord may not have been “nice” but neither was He vengeful and we need to guard against that tendency, if we wish to be truly Christian. “Turning the other cheek” is not being “nice”, it’s one aspect of being a Soldier of Christ. And yes, soldiers fight, but not always with their fists!

      I know that you are a pussy cat, really, so I’m not getting at you – no way!

      January 21, 2023 at 11:28 pm
  • Marinaio Reply

    Your comments, dear Editor, are right on target! I am probably not alone in pausing after reading such a disturbing article, to consider: what would my reaction have been, had I been told in the early 60s, that this is what the future would hold for the island of Saints and Scholars. I know for certain what the reaction of the good Irish Franciscan sisters who taught me for eight of my formative years would have said. How could we have known that the world would start an out-of-control spin within a decade or so, and that it would go completely mad within 50 years? I think of all those Irish who, either due to religious persecution or due to the potato famine (or both) pulled up roots and moved to America and Australia. These were hardy folks who loved and valued their Catholic Faith! Oh, what a downright shame!

    January 21, 2023 at 9:07 pm
    • editor Reply


      Thank you – and you, too, are right on target when you say that if any of us had foreseen the devastation to come in the Church in Ireland (and, indeed, elsewhere), we wouldn’t have believe it. I was at a convent school (Sisters of Mercy) and the three Sisters whom I remember most fondly were all Irish.

      However, not all of those Sisters say the same about me. I was once told, when someone mentioned that I had been a pupil at their school, that one of them said “She didn’t learn that stuff that she writes [in the newsletter] here”… Words to that effect. I don’t know who said that or even if it had been one of the nuns I remember from school, but a Sister of Mercy for sure. May she see sense before called to her Judgement – not that it matters what she thinks or says about me, but it matters a great deal what she thinks about “the stuff” I write, since it’s all sound Catholic teaching, not my (unimportant) opinion 😀

      PS You may disagree that my opinion(s) are unimportant. I don’t mind 😀

      January 21, 2023 at 11:34 pm
  • Fr Sean Sheehy Reply

    Bishops, who have sworn to uphold the Catholic Faith, are now denying it in favour of those who want to Church to endorse their sexual perversions. A Bishop and a parish priest who says that abortion, same-sex marriage, transgenderism, and handing out condoms to teenagers are not gravely sinful because preaching it “hurts good people” are unfaithful to the Church’s moral teaching. They are unfaithful to Jesus who came to call everyone to “Repent and believe in the Gospel.” By their negligence they are enabling people to continue sinning and face going to hell. They focus on God’s love but, since God is love, anything that is not of God is not love but lust or self-glorification. Jesus loved the woman caught committing adultery and expressed it by saying, “Has no one condemned you? Neither do I, but don’t do that sin anymore!” These bishops and priests don’t seem to realize that their task is to call everyone to repentance and if they don’t do that they are shirking their God-given duty. The two things the Church brings to people that no other organization or institution can bring to people are God’s grace of repentance and forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Real presence of Jesus in the Holy Mass. The more that people realize they are sinners and cannot save themselves from their sins the more they will come to the Church to repent and receive God’s forgiveness and the experience of being saved by Him. When people don’t realize they or sinning either through ignorance of self-deception they less they need a Saviour or His Church. There is a tragic loss of the sense of sin which is the cause of so many human problems. The bishops and clergy ought to spend time taking a leaf out the Cure of Ars who spent hours in the confessional as a result of educating the people about sin, repentance, and the joy of forgiveness. Instead of enabling the Church to continue Jesus’ mission of saving souls they focus on saving the planet. My image of the bishops vis-à-vis the Church is like putting a mother in a nursing home and waiting for her to die.

    January 21, 2023 at 11:42 pm
    • editor Reply

      Fr Sheehy,

      Welcome! Your comment is as to-the-point and faithful to the Gospel, as were your radio interviews at the time of your “controversy” – which we discussed on this blog here

      Your concluding observations are so true – saving the planet instead of saving souls, and the image in your concluding sentence is, tragically, accurate.

      January 22, 2023 at 8:31 am
    • Catherine Reply

      Fr Sean Sheehy

      We need more priests like you both in Ireland and Scotland. Your comment here is refreshing.

      What I am wondering is do you say the traditional Latin Mass? I’ve seen that you say the novus ordo and your sermons are fantastic but I wonder if you would agree that until the traditional Latin Mass is restored properly, this crisis in the Church will continue.

      January 22, 2023 at 2:01 pm
    • Laura Reply

      Fr Sheehy,

      I was thinking the same thing as Catherine – I do hope you are a TLM offering priest or you will become one now that it is crystal clear that the modernist new Mass lies at the root of what you – and other good priests – have suffered since it was introduced. How we pray, dictates what we believe, is the gist of the meaning of “lex orandi lex credendi”.

      You were first class in those radio interviews at the time of the controversy (some controversy, just straightforward Catholic teaching / moral law!) I remember watching the videos on here and you were spot on with the young man who tried to divert the conversation down the road of talking about the child abuse scandals. You didn’t miss and hit the wall, with that one, you stated clearly that those abuses were dreadful but that’s not what we are here to talk about, words to that effect. I remember that so well, it was first class.

      If only there were more priests like you around these days. We pray!

      January 22, 2023 at 6:30 pm
  • Bill Reply

    I remember just before the Referendum on legalisation of sodomy I was out for a couple of drinks, and the subject of the referendum came up. Very quickly I was informed that my position to put it mildly was unenlightened, bigoted, from an Ireland that took it’s orders from the catholic church and it was time it was put in it’s place and nobody was going to listen to them anyway. The irony of course was lost on those opposing me that churchmen hadn’t uttered a word about said referendum but were still perceived as a threat even though they pontificated that no one would listen to them anyway. With that a young lady serving behind the bar informed me that she was voting yes as well. I asked on what basis she was doing so, and she said that if they wanted to be married who was she to say no, and she wasn’t going to discriminate against anyone. I asked her did she intend to get married some day and have children and she said yes. I said if you had a little girl 9 months old whom you and your husband absolutely adored, and then suddenly both you and your husband got terrible news that both of ye had terminal cancer with a life expectancy of 3 to 6 months. Supposing also I said that ye had no relatives left alive to care for your little girl, and ye went to social services to explain your situation. Supposing I said after a couple of weeks they came back to you and said they have a lovely young couple recently married who would love to adopt your daughter and that Adam and Steve would love to meet you and discuss everything. Would you be happy with that I asked and she was shocked and said no, no, of course not, so I asked her why not since the purpose of marriage is to have and raise children but she said nothing. Of course she knew the answer, that a child needs a mother but if she admitted that it would undermine her whole argument, so I said what about your concern about discrimination and she just dropped her head and walked away. I still cherish the notion to this day that she may have changed her mind and voted no.

    January 22, 2023 at 8:02 pm
  • editor Reply

    I have just received the following email. I did explain to the gentleman who sent it that it would have been more effective if he’d posted it himself; I cannot understand this craze for sending me material instead of posting it directly, but mine not to reason why blah blah… Email from Irish reader follows….

    To Catholic Truth…

    With regard to your article on the disturbance at a Mass in Cork City, the following is a report by someone who witnessed it. The Mass (and disturbance) can still be viewed on the live stream of the day in question.

    Sunday January 8th


    Just as the 1pm Sunday Mass was beginning today in St Augustine’s Church in Cork’s city centre, a woman marched up to the altar and started verbally abusing the priest and congregation.

    Before Mass (2:47 on the St Augustine live stream), the woman – in her late twenties/early thirties – is observed entering the building accompanied by three others, two of whom are carrying guitars. At 4:12 on the live steam, she is seen shouting and roaring while one of her companions – a guy in beard with hoodie – strolls around with his guitar.

    As the priest tried to continue the woman, no doubt in an angry mood, kept up her shouting and at one stage fell forward in the middle aisle. A couple of elderly people tried to remonstrate with her, but to no avail.

    At around the time of the gospel, the couple seemed to leave the church and just after 1.15pm two Gardai arrived but at that stage things had calmed down.

    St Augustine’s is an iconic landmark on Washington Street in the centre of the city. The first stone was laid on November 27th 1780 and the church was extended in 1872 with the Priory built on Washington Street, known then as Great George Street. The present church structure was built in 1942 and furthered extended in 1972. The Priory was rebuilt in 1982.

    Their website states: “We welcome you to a city whose hospitality we ourselves have enjoyed for more than seven hundred years. Sustained by the people of Cork through turbulent centuries, sometimes we flourished in public and sometimes survived in hiding.”

    Recently, in a side porch of the church in the middle of the day, three men and a woman were observed ‘shooting up’, once again the Gardai arrived and proceeded to take names.

    Ironically, in today’s church newsletter there is an item showing that the cost of gas heating for both the church and house for the last month came to €8,709.54, despite the consumption being reduced by over 30% on the equivalent period last year.

    One wonders, given what was witnessed today, will security staff be now another necessity and further burden on Irish Catholic churches in the near future? Ends.

    January 23, 2023 at 12:04 am
  • Frankier Reply

    A lot of them benefited from a brilliant Catholic education. Biting the hand that feeds you comes to mind.

    January 23, 2023 at 2:10 am

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