Glasgow Priest Suspended For Criticising Pope & Abp Nolan & Thus “Exciting Hatred of the Church”editor
For the past two Sundays, I have attended the Traditional Latin Mass in Sacred Heart Bridgeton. Last Sunday, 12 February, Father Dunn’s Bulletin included the concerns about Pope Francis raised by another priest, Fr Jason Charron, as reported in Lifesitenews:
A Catholic priest has rebuked Pope Francis for his calls to decriminalize sodomy during his recent visit to African countries South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The priest called the Pope to repent of his promotion of homosexuality, addressing the Pontiff in a video and asking, “Do you belong to Christ, or do you belong to Sodom?” Read the priest’s full address here
Father Dunn, ever zealous to educate his congregation, fully aware of the confusion in our minds when we hear the Pope endorse grave sin, decided to publish a short extract from the above article in his Sunday Bulletin, prefacing it with the following extract from St Paul’s letter (1 Corinthians 6:9):
Father Dunn’s Bulletin…
“Do you not realise that people who do evil will never inherit the kingdom of God? Make no mistake – the sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, the self indulgent, sodomites, thieves, misers, drunkards, slanderers and swindlers, none of these will inherit the kingdom of God. Some of you used to be that kind: but you have been washed clean, you have been sanctified, and you have been justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and through the Spirit of our God.”
And so, as my brother priest Fr Jason Charron asks, and I, Fr Stephen Dunn, too ask:
Pope Francis: Do you belong to Christ or do you belong to Sodom?
Francis for his calls to decriminalize sodomy during his recent visit to African countries South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We call you Francis, Pope, to repent of this promotion of homosexuality and show that you are of Christ and not of Sodom.
To watch Fr Jason Charron’s full address go to
Priest rebukes Pope Francis for calling to decriminalize sodomy: ‘Do you belong to Christ, or to Sodom?’ – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com) End of Bulletin extract…
Today, Sunday 19 February, I again attended Mass in Bridgeton only to find that Fr Gerard Byrne from St Brigid’s Toryglen had replaced Fr Dunn to offer what turned out to be the final traditional Latin Mass in Sacred Heart. Click here to read more on that…
I have been in touch with Fr Dunn, asking him to comment on this shocking news, only to discover the even more shocking news – if that is possible – that the Archbishop of Glasgow, referencing the above bulletin comment, has suspended him for insulting Pope Francis. He seems blissfully unaware of the now countless Open Letters across the internet listing names of academics and priests who are concerned about Pope Francis – even accusing him of heresy; an example (one of many) follows…
A group of nineteen Catholics, including some prominent academics, have published an open letter to the bishops of the world accusing Pope Francis of heresy.
The letter, made public on April 30, was dated “Easter week” and signed by 19 individuals, including Fr. Aiden Nichols OP, an internationally recognized theologian and author. The 15-page letter begins by asking the bishops of the world to take some action against the pope. Continues…
The Archbishop has also accused Fr Dunn of attacking him and the other Scottish bishops in his Open Letter of July 2022, published on this blog, thus “exciting hatred of the Church”. Click here to read that Open Letter and note Fr Stephen Dunn’s concluding words.
Clearly, Fr Dunn is being brutally punished for his open criticism of both Pope Francis and the Scottish Bishops, while there is no shortage of priests in Glasgow who are long overdue for an episcopal rebuke but remain in good standing. In June 2022, for example, we discussed the unbelievable news that Fr John Campbell, the priest appointed to preside over the Synod preparations for the Archdiocese of Glasgow, has a track record of preaching manifest errors. Among other things, he thinks Our Lady was an unmarried mother – which makes about as much theological sense as the crackpot “scientific” claim that there is no difference between a man and a woman. Click here to check out Fr Campbell’s “theology”. There’s a lot more where that came from but space is limited.
The suspension of Fr Stephen Dunn is unconscionable and begs the question: why did Archbishop Nolan not include this information in the Statement read out at Sacred Heart this morning? One of those suspicious types might think he was trying to do this via the back door, hoping that the faithful wouldn’t find out. If that is the case, it has backfired, spectacularly.
Like the rest of us, Fr Dunn has his faults – he’s never claimed to be perfect, let alone a saint. But he preaches the Faith, undiluted. He doesn’t bow to the wokerati and he has sufficient Catholic sense to know that no priest, bishop or pope is above criticism. A Pope who thinks that one of the “sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance” should be legalised, demands correction – in true charity. As does the Archbishop of Glasgow, whose hatred of the Traditional Latin Mass – and therefore the entire Catholic Faith embodied in that ancient Mass – is now coming out of the closet (so to speak) for all the world to see. If the Archbishop has any sense at all, he will reinstate Fr Dunn as a matter of urgency because – let him be crystal clear in his mind: this will not go away. This is an illicit command, no question about it. Archbishop Nolan cannot win this: would the friends who advise him, please exhort him to think again.
Far from “exciting hatred of the Church”, Fr Dunn spares no effort to instil in souls a profound love of Holy Mother Church. Therefore, to our readers and bloggers I say: please pray for Fr Dunn – one of the best and most loved priests in the Archdiocese of Glasgow.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us! Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place all our trust in Thee!
This is outrageous! Archbishop Nolan’s persecution of Fr. Dunn is nothing but a pretense for attempting to obliterate the Mass of the Ages. Which is exactly why it wasn’t mentioned, in my opinion, Dear Editor, in the statement read at Sacred Heart this morning. Tying the two together would make it too obvious that His Excellency (and countless other bishops) have been laying the groundwork for some time to suppress the Old Mass.
Fr. Dunn’s solidly Catholic bulletin note regarding Fr. Charron’s (also completely Catholic) commentary on the latest Francis stunt, when tied to the war being waged against the Traditional Latin Mass, makes it clear that there is an agendum that has been thoroughly planned and worked out for quite some time. I presume that Archbishop Nolan’s ex post facto citing of the “Open Letter” of last July was never preceded by any kind of warning? This is the modus operandi of the modern arachnid-like hierarchy: lie patiently in wait like a spider until your prey does something that allows you to pounce. Will the faithful Catholics of Glasgow buy what this snake-oil salesman of a bishop is peddling, or will there be a groundswell of support for Fr. Dunn that will force Archbishop Nolan to re-think this move?
Unfortunately, Mrs. Marinaio and I have seen it all before. As that great Italian-American baseball coach, Yogi Berra, famously said, “It’s deja vu all over again.” My advice for Fr. Dunn and the Faithful of Glasgow is to start looking for a building that will be suitable for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and to pursue an independent course. So many priests have been forced to do that here in America. With God’s grace, it will be the way for Catholics in the Glasgow area to continue to have access to the Holy Mass without resorting to either the heavy-handed prior who treated our Editor unjustly or, on the other hand, to a diocesan ticking time bomb. Our prayers are with you.
Absolutely right. They could not wait to put Benedict in the ground before commencing their wicked new wave of assaults on the ancient Mass. Right at the heart of all of this is the truth that these are absuers of authority who hate Sacred Tradition and all it stands for. They will stop at nothing to eradicate all semblance of the old religion from the Church, regardless of cost. They don’t have the supernatural Catholic Faith, they’re worldly men and vindictive with it.
That is so true – they just could not wait to bury Benedict so they could see off the traditional Mass. They will fail again as all their attempts to destroy it have failed so far.
I am interested in your suggestion about an independent church/priest.
It sounds Protestant to me – Fr Dunn would be his own bishop and pope. I don’t think that would work.
There are quite a lot of independent priests in the USA – I’m not sure about the history of it or how it works, but it’s bound to be an improvement on what we’ve got right now, and I don’t think it’s Protestant, because of the circumstances.
We are in an unprecedented time of crisis, so the gloves have to come off at some point and we set about doing what we can.
It would be a crying shame to leave a good priest like Fr Dunn without a ministry all because of the vengeful attitude of his archbishop. A suspended priest cannot offer Mass or hear confessions – and we are SO short of priests!
Priests who are known to be homosexuals and in affairs of one kind or another, are left alone in their parishes, they don’t give a hoot about Pope Francis spouting heresy or calling for civil partnerships for gay couples to be made legal – they’ll be all for it.
So, if Fr Dunn thinks of going down the independent route, I am sure there will be plenty of faithful to support him.
Well said, I agree with every word.
In terms of Archbishop Nolan’s feigned outrage over Fr. Dunn’s Catholic words while real and numerous priestly scandals abound within the Archdiocese, usually of an immoral nature, it’s a case really of the Archbishop straining on a gnat while swallowing a camel. This is the hypocrisy of Modernist prelates who no longer have the fulness of the faith.
The more this series of unlawful edicts works its way down the chain of authority, starting and proceeding from the laughably named Traditiones Custodes, the more it is revealed that the hierarchy is possessed by Satan and his malice against the Church and the Faith. Good has become evil, and evil, good: an infallible indicator of diabolical possession.
I applaud the suggestion for the faithful to confront this Archbishop publicly.
I think Sister Lucy of Fatima called it “diabolical disorientation” from the top down. It’s the punishment of the Third Secret of Fatima – mass apostasy under the guise of reform.
I believe two brave women knocked on the Archbishop’s door this evening, after reading this blog, and were able to speak to him for a while. I don’t know anything that was said except that the Archbishop, of course, defended his action along the predictable lines that it is not right to criticise the Pope. Somebody should have told St Paul! (Galatians 2:11, from memory.)
I only hope those “two brave women” didn’t allow themselves to fall for the charm that the archbishop would have probably switched on for their benefit. It’s quite hard to contradict someone in a position of authority like that when you are face to face. Still, it was good that they went, as it shows him people are paying attention. He’s not going to get away with this, so good for them.
I don’t know where they get this idea that the Pope cannot be challenged on error, it’s certainly not the teaching of the saints. It’s as though they hold the Pope to be God and therefore beyond reproach. It’s quite clear that they don’t know about the posthumous excommunication of Pope Honorious I or of the morally scandalous personal life of one of the Borgia Popes whose name I cannot recall. Actually, I think they do know but use false respect and obedience as their method of keeping control of their destructive agenda.
I don’t believe for a second that Archbishop Nolan thinks it is wrong to criticise a pope. It’s THIS Pope – this one, purely because he’s a modernist.
After all, there was no end of criticism of Pope Benedict when he published Summorum Pontificum and what’s more Benedict knew it would come which is why he kept that particular Motu Proprio under wraps until the last minute at which point there was a TON of criticism on his head.
That was so fierce, if you recall, that Benedict had to then publish a letter which amounted to a letter of appeasement. Whether the letter was written as a response to the fury over leaked news of the forthcoming Motu Proprio, or afterward, I can’t quite recall, but there is no question that the modernists attacked Benedict big time over Summorum Pontificum. There was none of this “obey the Pope… Don’t criticise the Pope” baloney at that time.
No, there’s not a shred of doubt at all in my mind that modernists like Archbishop Nolan would have no hesitation in criticising a truly faithful, orthodox, traditional leaning pope, and (when we get one) a fully traditional Pope will have one heck of a time of it. He’ll get it in the neck, no question. Unless, that is, God keeps that particular pontiff in the wings until after the Consecration of Russia.
In any event, let’s lay that sanctimonious claptrap to rest… these “you must obey the pope” merchants actually mean “you must obey THIS modernist pope.” To which I say – yeah right.
I hope those two women let it be known to Archbishop Nolan that they were not accepting his excuses. It would have been useful if they had also asked him why he was punishing the faithful who attended the TLM at Sacred Heart.
Absolutely spot on. Benedict XVI was treated in the most disrespectful public manner by many prelates who now feign outrage when this destructive Pope is challenged. They are the proverbial hypocrites who strain on a gnat while swallowing a camel. Sadly, we live in a time when priestly humility has given place to pride. This has resulted in so many priests and prelates using the authority of their office to behave like despots, suppressing all opposition to their errors with unjust suspensions and/or excommunications. If they only knew the eternal death sentence they sign for themselves when they behave in so wicked a manner. Simply put, they know not the charity and justice of Christ, Our Lord.
I agree totally – the Archbishop obviously know it’s not wrong to criticise a pope, just don’t criticise the modernist/heretic Francis.
I think the majority of Catholics see through Francis now and that will lead them to see through the bishops as well, not before time.
So, let me get this straight. Archbishop Nolan believes that Fr. Dunn has committed some kind of offence worthy of suspension, and so he suspends Fr. Dunn. But what did the faithful who attend the TLM at Sacred Heart do to have their access to the Mass stopped permanently? Is this Archbishop Nolan’s idea of Chrsitian justice? I think it’s fairly clear that Fr. Dunn is but the excuse to shut down the TLM.
Fr. Dunn was absolutely right to call Pope Francis out for his Africa statements. The Pope created a public scandal by apparently contradicting Catholic moral teaching in the matter of homosexuality and Fr. Dunn merely imitated St. Paul’s example by calling out Peter, his superior, “because he was to be blamed”.
It’s the Modernists in the Church, particularly in the hierarchy, who have demonstrated a hatred for the Church and the Faith since Vatican II. We see their hatred for the Mass that sanctified the saints and martyrs and we have witnessed their wholesale imposition of an Indult allowing permanently and for years the illicit practice of Communion in the hand, which practice has led millions to lose faith in the Real Presence through irreverence. These are the men who hate the Church and the Faith, not Fr. Dunn.
As regards Pope Francis, he gave very grave scandal by allowing a pagan fertility deity (Pachamama) to be placed on the main altar in St. Peter’s basilica in his presence. He has washed the feet of non Catholics, including Muslim women, on Maunday Thursday and he has appointed known pro-abortionists to the Pontifical Academy for Life. He is renowned for undermining the moral teaching of the Church concerning homosexuality and adultery, giving particularly grave scandal by indicating that it’s ok for Catholics living in mortal sin to receive Holy Communion.
Pope Francis is without question the most destructive Pontiff the Church has ever seen, especially in matters moral, and he is known to be vindictive towards anyone who dares question him, just like his deputy Archbishop Nolan and so many other careerists.
If I recall correctly, Fr. Dunn was originally replaced at Sacred Heart, where he had been parish priest for many years, by a Monsignor who moved in with his concubine and illegitimate children. Fr. Dunn was exiled to an oratory for being Traditional while this replacement was moved in for being a traitor to his priesthood. This tells us all we have to know about these men in charge and it shows us who really hates the Church and the faith.
Archbishop Nolan is fooling no one with his false outrage and unjust behaviour, his actions are very plainly evil.
Fr Dunn is a good and holy priest in the truest sense of the term. He has defended the Faith with integrity and courage.
His greatest concern is the highest law of the Church ie the salvation of souls.
He has fallen foul of men who do not believe in the Catholic Faith and all that pertains to it. They are heretical Modernist’s period.
Clerics who think that sodomy etc is all part of the human condition and not a sin in the Catholic belief and understanding of that practice, culture and lifestyle.
Bishops who protect morally deviant priests of one hue or another, yet hound and persecute orthodox Catholic priests who openly oppose sin and defend Church teaching.
My prayers are with him
I would like to suggest that since we are dealing with a case of demonic possession among the hierarchy, that Fr. Dunn (and other faithful priests in the Glasgow Archdiocese) perform an exorcism of said Archdiocese. Here is one that he might use:
Or, go to the “Prayers” tab of this website and use the one Father finds most appropriate:
They’re great links – and that’s a great idea about exorcising the archdiocese but I thought only certain priests could perform exorcisms? Or do you just mean to say those prayers for the archdiocese?
Unfortunately, Editor has not added enough zeroes to my paycheck to enable me to answer your question, but I’ll leave it to Fr. Dunn (if he’s reading this blog) to decide what he might do in that regard.
Imagine if St. Paul had preached the following words from the pulpit of Sacred Heart last week in response to the scandal of Pope Francis. What’s the betting that Archbishop Nolan would have suspended him for spreading hatred?
“…Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God, or given thanks; but became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened. 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…” Romans 1: 21-28.
I think Fr Dunn is in very good company, but hes paying a price for telling the truth. It’s why they crucified Our Lord, for telling the truth.
Blessings on you , One of my favourite passages from St Paul.
The profound wisdom of Sacred Scripture encapsulates beautifully the reality of what we are immeshed in within the Church in these dark and insidious times ie. the glorification of idolatry, rampant licentiousness and exaltation of humanity over and above its God, Creator and Sovereign Lord.
Regarding Fr Dunn, I concur these ravenous wolves are circling this good priest only for the simple reason that he is defending the Truth of Christ and his Teaching. Like everyone else my support and prayers are with him.
The entire situation from the antics at the Sacred Heart to the Archbishops actions from beginning to end has been abhorrent and repugnant beyond words. It is a scandal and a mockery of the beauty and Tradition of our Faith in all its fullness.
May God in his Wisdom and Mercy forgive them!
This is just too much! I cannot believe that any bishop would be so vindictive. How are we supposed to keep faith?
The idea that nobody should criticise a pope or archbishop is ridiculous in the extreme. So, when Francis participated in the worship of the “earth goddess” or whoever she was supposed to be, we just say nothing and act as if that is not breaking the very first Commandment?
Do we really want people to think Catholics are stupid?
No surprise here as Nolan is obviously a follower of Bergoglio and not of Christ . Fr Dunn is a follower of Christ and not the Sodomite Promoting Bergoglio.
One cannot go around in these Evil times it seems saying Sodomy is Wrong. After reading some of the comments it really seems that we have to make a choice. Bergoglio or Christ. We now by order of Horror Bergoglio have a ruptured Church .
We have a duty to correct someone if they made a mistake. That’s includes bishops, cardinals and the pope as well.
Here its Nolan from Glasgow who deserves to be corrected for what he did wrong just to spite Fr Dunn, TLM. It’s a very unchristian thing to do.
There is one language that all bishops, cardinals understand is’ money’, nothing more or less. If you see or open their financial accounts worth millions resting in their account or squirreled away to investments.
If we want to change bishops or cardinals behaviour, it’s money that talks a lot in their circles, they don’t think of ‘faith’. Restrict or stop giving [them] cash or donations or wills as it would take time to change their behaviour. Once their money dried up, they would change their behaviour in order to accommodate you or others even TLM.
Don’t obey Pope who spouts heresies or covers up any sort of sexual abuses. The messages that the laity got was contempt from their various bishops cos no consultations with them whatsoever. They are treated by various bishops as ‘cattle who needs to be prodded’ with their incoming monies to prop up Bishop’s dioceses for their high or luxury lifestyles, double lives, don’t practice what they preach et al.
I would just like to comment that Fr Dunn has always been alright to me and went out of his way to make me feel welcome. I have never felt offended by anything he has ever said to me. I think he is a kind man.
It might be useful to call to mind the fact that Papa Francis doesn’t actually want to be revered as the holder of the papal office as evident from the fact that he dispensed with the titles Vicar of Christ and Successor of the Apostles; we discussed that shocker on this blog, at the time. Here’s the link…
In that thread you will read, in a comment from me, that Cardinal Mueller accused Francis of being guilty of “theological barbarism” by dispensing with these titles.
Would Archbishop Nolan want him to be suspended or demoted for “exciting hatred of the Church”?
ED nothing am sure would make us more Joyful if Bergoglio converted to Catholicism. This is it surely now reaching the Schism that Bergoglio himself said He didn’t mind.
As for Fr Dunn or any good Priest who now even dislikes Bergoglio their for the sack.
Also as you say Bergoglio Himself denounced the title Vicar of Christ which is the only real Catholic thing He’s probably done. I know that Bergoglio is Pope ,but in name only. He is in reality a Horrible Rude Crude Man whom it is now clear is Demonic. So where do we go from here ,especially also as the likes of Nolan is of the same Ilk.
I liked it BTW when you told them politely what to do with the Collection Basket.
Give Them Absolutely Nothing.
Father Dunn is a fantastic priest who’s main objective is saving souls it is hard to find a priest who isn’t afraid to stand up for catholic teaching?
Terrifying times, AB Nolan has made a malicious attack on Father Dunn as well as using the opportunity to shut down TLM something he has been waiting to do.
This man does not answer to God.
The problem for the Archbishop is that he will, one day, answer to God for this and not just for his injustice to Father Dunn, but for his negligence in acting to correct and remove those double-living priests whom he has chosen to tolerate in the Archdiocese. Not so long ago, I sent him a list of double-living priests. Apparently, he tore it up.
Yes, he will answer to God for leaving the faithful to the mercy of bad priests while removing a sound priest who loves the Church and loves his vocation to preach the Faith and administer the Sacraments and why? Because he criticised him and the Pope who has been described as a heretic by many – including bishops and cardinals – within the Church. Father Dunn did not do that. Father Dunn’s crime was to call Francis to repentance for his shocking public support of homosexual activity – one of the four sins that “cry to Heaven for vengeance” according to the very first Christians and taught to be such consistently in the 2000 years of Christianity since then, as quoted in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Let’s pray that Archbishop Nolan comes to his senses as a matter of urgency, and reinstates Father Dunn. Remember, it seems no time at all since we were here discussing Archbishop Tartaglia’s public statements dismissing the importance and reality of the dogma of Hell. In essence, he was misleading the faithful about the dogma of Hell, for if there is nobody there, what’s the problem? Obviously, it doesn’t matter. Yet, Hell is a central dogma of the Faith. The reality of Hell cannot be over-stated. Here’s the link to that thread…
Very soon after publication of his shocking dismissal of Hell, Archbishop Tartaglia dropped dead.
All of us, Archbishop Nolan included, should take heed of St Paul’s warning that God will not be mocked.
God bless Fr Stephen Dunn for speaking the truth. Our Lady of Good Success, pray for him, and pray for the tyrants who persecute Fr Dunn.
Yes indeed may God bless Fr Stephen Dunn for speaking the truth. Also requesting Our Lady of Good Success, pray for him and also the tyrants who persecute Fr Dunn is so apt for our times.
Perhaps we should be reminded of what Our Lady of Good Success had to say to Mother Marianna Torres in Quito, seems so apt for times such as we are living through at present.
Thanks for that link to Our Lady of Good Success – those apparitions, along with Fatima, are very apt for our times, as you say.
When Father Dunn gives a homily or word of guidance in confession it is clear he is a man of prayer and of deep concern for souls. I heard Archbishop Nolan give a homily at St Andrew’s Bearsden one day when I happened to attend and to say I was disheartened…well. It was utterly lacking in every way and probably took him 1 minute to prepare if he even did that. I have no doubt my 10 year old would have perceived far more from the Gospel, offered the Faithful present SOMETHING worthwhile to help on the way, and without effort, displayed a deep presence of the Holy Spirit within. Archbishop Nolan needs prayers, as do all our so called Church leaders 🙏 God laughs at His enemies. Our Lady of Fatima pray for us.
You remind me of something my niece told me a couple of weeks ago, after attending the First Friday Mass at Sacred Heart, Bridgeton. She had spoken with a friend afterwards. They’d both been to confession and were praising Father Dunn when my niece’s friend said that Father Dunn was “the best confessor” she’d ever known. That’s some praise. He is such an exuberant personality, yet in the confessional, he is the most gentle, yet firm pastor. In fact, one of the first questions I was asked when this news broke, was “Will I still be able to go to Father for confession?”
ED you make a great point about Confession . I know my own Confessors views on Bergoglio and His Lackeys.
As I said in another Post about Bish Toal telling all Motherwell Diocese that their would be Congregational General Absolution Fr said
” Not in Our Parish ”
Were I now have to go to another Priest for Confession first and foremost I would want to know His views on Bergoglio. Homosexuality. Transgenderism and the Sin of Sodomy . Of course Sodomy should be in His View of Homosexuality. But by Bergoglios stance that now seems to be separate.
God Help Our Good Priests.
Fr Dunn is enrolled for daily TLM and assurances of prayers. I’m not 100% sure, but I think – especially in times of crisis – that there have been ‘vagus’ priests – i.e. they are not incardinated into any particular diocese. I think the late Fr Lessiter was one, although his situation may have been regularised later on, I’m not sure. I know he used to say the TLM at a family home where they had a chapel in their house. The Vatican, and by extension the bishops, are beginning to act like Nazis.
More about Fr Lessiter here: https://ordorecitandi.blogspot.com/2018/09/fr-peter-lessiter-rip.html I’m afraid that more and more good ‘cancelled’ priests will have to do as Fr Lessiter did. Obviously it is normal for priests to be incardinated into dioceses, but we don’t live in normal times.
I’ve just visited that site to read about Fr Lessiter – thank you SO much for posting it.
And yes, we most certainly do not live in normal times, so who knows what sort of action will be required to help persecuted priests now and in the near future. We may have our very own “Fr Lessiter” here in Glasgow before too long – who knows.
Since writing that, I have seen this interview with Abp Schneider who is adamant that priests should not go off on their own and that they must have a superior of some kind: https://www.gloria.tv/post/fK3HwkvFQngw4bmPDUNEaKZGu
I’ve seen that before – and of course in normal times that’s true. He doesn’t have the problem of trying to raise children while battling the apostasy around us, bad priests and disgraceful bishops. Maybe if he would say the opposite and shake up the top hierarchy, Francis & minions, we would see some progress.
These “outspoken” (up to a point) few bishops/cardinals only do a certain amount of good. They are not infallible, though.
It’s contradictionary re Nolan keeps bad priests as he doesn’t criticise them. Whereas Fr Dunn called for Francis repentance, it’s his Catholic duty to correct Pope Francis, it’s not the same as criticism. That same Bishop who went against Fr Despard for speaking out re homosexual priests in his book. I have his book. One thing is clear that Nolan will have to answer god for all his actions especially Fr Despard one and list of homosexual priests that editor sent. What Nolan did was despicable, no compassion no 2nd chances for Fr Dunn, instead his action against Fr Dunn was a unchristian thing to do. It sounded like vindictive or hatred to me. Bishop Athanasius around 300 ad said The floor of Hell is paved with the skulls of bishops”. St Thomas Aquinas said “It must be observed, however, that if the faith were endangered, a subject ought to rebuke his prelate, even publicly”. This is where it’s enough to rebuke Bishop Nolan.
What is Fr Dunns positions regards Canon Law. I assume he can request a trial. I further assume that it might cost money… even a lot of money. Is there such a thing as “legal aid” in the church. I for one would be willing to put up a few pounds…. ( I’m retired living on a pension but have some savings )…. I know for certain that I wouldn’t be the only one to stump up. I haven’t talked to anyone, not even Mrs Crouchback on the money issue. I know for a fact that the “catholic” community would do their all to help out.
The other side of the coin is Archbishop Nolan would be called to account in such a trial, he would have to stump up as well. Would this be seen as a wise use of resources. The Archbishop receives his resources mostly from pensioners who haven’t a clue about petty fogging disputes between clerics…. and most of whom couldn’t care less and would be hard pressed to even name the Archbishop.
Justice needs to be seen to be done, so I assume such a trial shouldn’t be heard behind closed doors. Unless one of the parties has something to be coy about.
I wonder if a keen legal mind could be contacted to write a letter supporting Fr Dunn in this time.
Maybe a former head of the Apostolic Signatura who might have fond memories of the long suffering Catholic community in Glasgow…. just a thought.
Even though this is a serious topic we should never forget that the one thing no Tyrant, no Dictator, no naked Emperor can ever tolerate is …. jokes…..
Just the other week American traditionalist Catholic commentators were saying that the Vatican was keeping an eye on a relatively few ” keyboard warriors” who have influence far beyond their numbers. Let Fr Dunn call for a trial and let’s get our jokes ready, I bet your looking forward to a good laugh….. aren’t you…..
Is there such a thing as “legal aid” in the Church? Well, since we’re struggling to get some spiritual, religious and moral “aid”, what do you think? 😀
I am so sorry for all the good Catholics of Glasgow. To have such a heartless Archbishop is dreadful and Fr Dunn deserved better from his spiritual father which is what a true bishop should be, not a cowardly tyrant like this. God help us all.
Archbishop Nolan and the rest of the modernist clergy need to remember that their own standing within the Church might well change sooner than they might expect. Apparently, the college of cardinals is in turmoil, realising that they need to get the Church back to being Catholic.
A few sleepless nights lie ahead for those who thought that the nightmare Francis pontificate would be the answer to their dreams. Not looking like that any more…
What happened to the two oral warnings and one written one before dismissal, or are charities and religious organisations exempt?
Whatever way you look at it, it is certainly not Christian
I’ve written the following letter to Archbishop Nolan, which I will post to him tomorrow. I had intended it as a private letter but long and bitter experience has taught me that such letters usually end up in the clerical watse paper basket, and not just in the case of Modernist clergy. Hence, I have decided to make this an open letter for all to read in the hope that many others will stand up for what is right and speak out publicly against these abuses of authority in the Church. Too many good and faithful priests are being subjected to unjust censure by Modernist prelates who are overseeing the wholesale destruction of our holy religion, reducing the divine institution founded by Our Blessed Lord for the salvation of souls to a mere human Church and an arm of the New World Order. We cannot sit idly by and allow this to happen, we have a Confirmation duty to defend the faith and what is right.
We need be under no illusion that the accusation of “hatred of the Church” levelled by Archbishop Nolan against Fr. Dunn rightfully belongs to the Modernist prelates who have taken over the Church. These men detest the ancient Mass and Traditional teaching because these are supernatural obstacles to their relativist agenda, which is why only orthodox priests are singled out for particular punishment. Anyway, here it is:
Dear Archbishop Nolan,
I am writing to protest the suspension of Fr. Stephen Dunn and the suppression of the Traditional Latin Mass at Sacred Heart on Sundays; the latter act being so pastorally insensitive as to call into question your motives.
You will know that Pope Benedict XVI made it perfectly clear in Summorum Pontificum that the ancient Mass of the saints and martyrs has never been abrogated (nor could be) and that every priest is therefore free to celebrate it without permission.
No Pope or prelate can ever assume to himself an imagined authority that allows him to suppress this venerable liturgical rite anywhere under any pretext. It is the rite of Mass that sanctified centuries of saints and martyrs and is therefore the hallowed birth right of every priest and Catholic soul.
If Your Grace wants evidence of real “hatred of the Church” then he must look not to Fr. Dunn but to ‘Traditionis Custodis’ for it. That malign document is a vindictive attempt to eradicate this sacred liturgical patrimony from our parish churches without the least concern for the consciences of the priests and faithful attached and entitled to it.
Neither you nor Pope Francis have the authority of office to act in so vicious a manner against so venerable a rite.
Now, Pope Francis, as you must know from the comments of so many senior prelates, priests and academics around the world, is without question the most destructive Pontiff the Church has ever seen, or will likely ever see again. He deserves the respectful public rebuke of subordinates as well as their prayers, it’s our Confirmation duty and it is perfectly in line with the teaching of St. Robert Bellarmine and other Doctors of the Church, as well as with the example of St. Paul who rebuked St. Peter “because was to be blamed”.
This Pope offended against the First Commandment and the infallible dogma ‘extra ecclesiam nulla salus’ when he received into St. Peter’s Basilica, with reverence and honour, a pagan fertility deity called ‘Pachamama’. This was an unprecedented scandal never before witnessed by Christ’s faithful. Perhaps Pope Francis should re-acquaint himself with the admonition of St. Paul that “the gods of the pagans are demons”.
He also washes the feet of non-Christians on Maundy Thursday, including Muslim women, thereby making a mockery of Our Lord’s institution of the sacred priesthood. His personal ideology seems to be in line with the Communist ideology, which is to say entirely of this world which is why he erroneously refers to this world as “our common home” and seems absorbed with climate change, social justice, refugees, etc. Catholic teaching is that heaven is our common home and this world is our common exile, yet he never speaks or writes of the supernatural life of grace or of such things as sin, heaven and hell.
Fr. Dunn was quite correct to state that Pope Francis sold out the persecuted Catholics of China to that brutal Communist regime with its puppet “Patriotic Church”. There is no other way to describe his betrayal of these poor Catholics. Cardinal Zen made exactly the same observation, so Fr. Dunn is quite correct.
He is also correct in stating that this Pope undermines the moral teaching of the Church by his words and actions. The evidence for this is legion and most recently manifested in his attempt to have African governments decriminalise homosexual acts which St. Paul describes in Romans 1:26 as “filthy”. He has also received a transgender “married” couple into the Vatican and blessed their union and has made numerous other personal references about admission to Holy Communion for those living immoral lives, each time chipping away at Catholic moral and sacramental teaching with the chisel of human respect.
In addition to all of this, he has established pro-abortion, pro-homosexual ideologues in positions of influence within the Pontifical Academy for Life and has told the notorious Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi that they are “good Catholics” while at the same time raging against anti-abortion, anti-LGBT Catholics as “closed minded”. He doesn’t appear to see that it is he who is closed minded, to the Traditional teaching of the Church handed down.
Not to put too fine a point on it, Pope Francis is a theological and moral relativist, the classic destructive Modernist described by St. Pius X in his Encyclical Pascendi, and it is the duty of every Catholic to publicly resist his errors and challenge him. We have seen examples of such fidelity from Cardinal Gerhard Muller and Archbishop Vigano, among others.
To go along with this Pope’s destructive agenda in the name of obedience is, frankly, to choose obedience to man over obedience to God and is tantamount to active participation in his undermining of the Catholic Faith and of Catholic morals. Yes, we have a duty of obedience to the Successor of St. Peter, but only insofar as he remains faithful to the divine truth handed down.
As regards Fr. Dunn’s comments about you and other bishops and priests in Scotland, again, I don’t see anything untruthful in his writings.
You and the other bishops in Scotland scandalised the faithful when you closed the churches in response to COVID, even before our atheistic government legislated for such closures. This unprecedented act showed that you think more of the health of the body than the health of the soul. You will not find another example of this betrayal in the history of the Church, not even during plagues that make COVID look like a common cold.
As a result of your actions, countless souls were left isolated and alone, locked up at home without spiritual sustenance for their souls. Others suffered mental problems and many stopped attending Mass. Some even died without the last sacraments. It was a scandal we Catholics hope never to witness again.
Fr. Dunn is one of the finest priests you have in the Archdiocese, a priest utterly dedicated to his priesthood. He is faithful to God and Our Lady, chaste and pious and he loves souls. How telling, then, that you should single him out for particular censure at a time when other priests under your authority spout theological heterodoxy or practice and/or promote sexual immorality. I think Your Grace should seriously reflect on priorities, for your own salvation depends on how you administer the diocese entrusted to you by the Good Shepherd for the salvation of souls.
I’m sorry to be so blunt, but charity and justice demand it. Fr. Dunn has been singled out for his fidelity to the Traditional Mass and teaching of the Church, of that there is no doubt. He is not the only faithful priest to be persecuted in this appalling manner, as so many Internet stories remind us each day from around the world. We live in a time, sad to say, which caused the venerable Archbishop Lefebvre to lament that “The martyrs sacrificed their lives for the faith, now they sacrifice the faith”.
Yes, Your Grace, there is much hatred of the Church from within the Church and it is manifesting more and more with each passing day. But it does not emanate from the Catholics attached to Sacred Tradition and the Faith handed down. In this regard, it should be noted that we are the free children of God in the Church, not slaves subject to the whims of liberal prelates and abusive authority.
God grant you the light to see the damage you are doing to souls, not least that of a good and faithful priest.
Sincerely in Christ the King
That’s a wonderful letter – let’s hope it makes him think twice about what he is doing.
Great letter. I hope you get a good reply.
First class as always!
From Father Dunn…
Dear Editor, Brothers and Sisters,
Thank you very much for your fervent support here and online.
Thank you to brother priests, friends and companions who have phoned me to offer support and to agree with all that I have said.
I see a worry on some of your minds about legal procedures, and great generosity in offering financial support to costs that may arise. Thank you for such generosity.
The legal process is just starting and I have been advised of the need to follow the protocol that is required for this process, hence my silence since last Thursday, 16th Feb when I met Archbishop Nolan.
In the mean time let us ask the Immaculate Heart of Mary/Our Lady of Fatima, through the rosary, that the one Holy and Apostolic Catholic Faith be clearly and fully shown. And that it be followed exactly as given, in today’s difficult times.
God Bless you all.
Fr Stephen Dunn
God bless you, Fr. Dunn.
May God bless you and keep you in his loving care. May Our Lady lovingly embrace you in her sacred mantle.
I have to admit, I’m very, very weary of constantly reading that so-and-so corrupt prelate, including the Pope, will have to “answer to God.” What happened to “answering to Canon Law”? Hah, we all know where that went. That leaves “answering to angry laity,” who should be storming the residences and offices of these ecclesiastical frauds and brigands and forcibly removing them.
Pardon me for venting….
I can perfectly understand your impulse to vent, I suffer from the same frustration. The devil is having a field day with clergy in our time, even some who think themselves superior to the average Modernist.
The “complicit clergy” link that Editor posted above was very interesting. Among other things it described the prelates around Francis as “courtiers,” which is a euphemism for “yes-men.” I’d say Abp. Nolan fits that description quite well. He is clearly currying favor with that which lies below the earth, not that which is above…
Yes indeed, and it’s tragic. They were originally ordained to be “yes-men” to God. How the mighty have fallen, or rather slipped down the greasy pole of clerical careerism.
Well, I don’t know if Archbishop Nolan et al will have to answer to Canon Law – Canon Law can change. On the other hand, we know that God will never change – so, while a modernist like Archbishop Nolan may or may not “answer to Canon Law”, he will definitely answer to God. And if I’m anywhere within earshot, I’ll make sure that God sees the whole picture, none of this merciful stuff. I’ll be yelling, we want justice for Fr Dunn; when do we want it, NOW! 😀
I think that reading these blog comments will come as a shock to Archbishop Nolan. He probably had no idea that Fr Dunn was so well loved in the archdiocese. It will puzzle the Archbishop because modernists like him think the people prefer the easy-going type of priest who doesn’t preach the faith and takes a “live and let live” attitude to immoral lifestyles. How wrong he has been, if that is the case.
You’re very charitable. I doubt Abp. Nolan, or any other cleric of the modernist ilk, really gives a hoot what the peons think. The peons are only useful when they can be used for an agenda – you know, like the utterly false claim that the “reform” of the liturgy was in response to the desires of the laity, and to make the liturgy more “accessible” to them. Active participation! We must have active participation!
What despicable, cynical lies! The liturgy was destroyed in order to transform the Church into another lifeless Protestant sect, or worse. The faithful were used to justify this, and then crushed beneath the ecclesiastical equivalent of the Red Chinese tanks in Tiananmen Square if they objected.
Do you recognize the old Communist trick? Recruit the peasants to storm and tear down the establishment, while showering them with promises about a better life for the future, and then kill, starve or imprison them after the revolution succeeds.
We can talk all Day and send as many letters to the likes of Nolan and Co they are Reprobates and deserve nothing but scorn from us . It’s time to put our Money where our Mouths are . The suspension of Fr Dunn which will no doubt lead to his sacking is a Spiritual Scandal.
Nolan cares nothing of The Catholic Faith or would never have done this , surely it’s time for us to fight Bergoglio and His Non Catholic Lackeys back .
It’s said that Fr Dunn cannot now say Mass because of Nolan this is both Morally. Spiritually and Lawfully wrong. Fr Dunn serves Almighty God first and Bergoglio and Nolan never. E D can you set up a fund for us Catholics to fight Nolan and His Gang . Let’s get together and hire a Hall or something to fight this Evil which is as we know driven by the Alphabet Mob.
Time to unbutton the Cassocks. Surely their must be some other good Priests out there who will take a stand against the Evils of Homosexuality.
There is still time to book to attend our Conference – the venue tells me that we can fit in plenty more than the number we’ve booked to come, so email me to secure a ticket on firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be plenty of time during the panel discussion to raise the matter of Father Dunn’s situation if it has not been resolved by then. For now, he has asked us to understand that his legal advisers wish him to keep a low profile, and so I suggest we leave it at that for now.
I will be posting a fresh discussion topic in the morning, so – although I’ll leave this one and the other “Father Dunn Mass” thread open – I think we’ve probably exhausted the subject for now.
Thanks to Father Dunn for his lovely message thanking US… Let’s continue to pray for him, AND for the Archbishop of Glasgow.
I have received the following email this morning from “Josephine BCM Patrick…” (I will not publish the full email address)…
TO Editor, I am wanting to complain of you misleading Catholics with a Catholic Priest’s Picture above your Article!! A lot of Catholics are misled by thinking Catholic Priest appears upset because of Archbishop’s Action towards him – written of in Article.
In TRUTH – Picture has nothing to do with your Article!! Picture belongs to a different Article of 13 Years ago, appertaining to damage to a Catholic Church!!
If you want to be TRUTHFUL, Year Of Picture 2010 should be Printed beneath to be a part of your Article. Catholics should not mislead Catholics!!
No Marketing Please
Thank you for your message. There is no intention to mislead anyone. That is the first picture of Fr Dunn which I found in my photos file and I have said to a number of people that I was amazed to find it, as I have no memory of seeing it before, let alone saving it. I posted it primarily because it gives an interior view of the Church. The first picture (on the thread about the Mass being ended) is of the exterior of the church so I thought it would be good to see the inside as well. That was my reason for choosing that picture plus it is very clear. I will, however, post your message to ensure that nobody is misled.
Thank you again for writing – it would have been more impressive, however, if you had given your name and address (not for publication necessarily) and also your link with Fr Dunn as a former parishioner, a friend of the archbishop or whatever. Anyway, thank you for writing. I’ll post your message on the blog now.
God bless you.
Who cares when the photo was taken? I don’t really understand how this is misleading!
It’s not misleading. That email to Editor is obviously from some nit-picking troublemaker, who obviously can’t find any real fault, and is just trying to discredit the article about Fr Dunn’s suspension.
We are here discussing the unjust suspension of a good priest and the criminal suppression of the Latin Mass of the saints and martyrs, yet this person “Josephine BCM Patrick” complains about the date of the photograph of Fr. Dunn you posted with the introductory article. Does this not fall into the category of straining on a gnat while swallowing a camel?
It never ceases to amaze me the trivialities people think up to complain about while completely ignoring the elephant in the room!
And speaking of elephants, this woman must either have some memory to have remembered a picture of Fr. Dunn from this blog 13 years ago. Or perhaps it’s someone who went looking for a flaw with evil intent.
This individual clearly has a warped sense of priorities.
Me thinks ‘ something is rotten in the state of Denmark’
A mischief making addition to such a serious matter
I have now received the following email from a journalist with Church Militant:
My name is Sam McCarthy, I’m a reporter with St. Michael’s Media in the US. I recently read your article on Fr Stephen Dunn’s suspension. As an admirer of Fr Dunn and as a journalist myself, I was concerned that he would be so harshly treated over his statements. I reached out to the archdiocese of Glasgow, who confirmed to me that Fr Dunn has not been suspended but has only been refused permission to celebrate the Tridentine Mass. I’ve attached that email below for you to take a look at if you like.
Just wanted to pass along, one Catholic journalist to another. Thanks and God bless!
Reporter | Producer
St. Michael’s Media
What the journalist, Sam, attached, is the Statement read out by Fr Byrne at Mass in Bridgeton yesterday, and published at the top of this page. I replied to Sam, as follows…
Good morning Sam,
Either Ronnie Convery doesn’t know that Fr Dunn has been suspended, or he has lied to you. I know for a fact that Fr Dunn is suspended, not permitted to offer Mass publicly, and he has no faculties to hear confessions except in danger of death.
I will post your message on our blog and alert Fr Dunn to it privately.
Even if Fr. Dunn was only suspended from celebrating the Latin Mass of the saints and martyrs, it would still be unjust and outrageous. In fact, it would be even more obvious that this – the true Mass of the Church – was the real target, which we know it is anyway.
I thought you were no fan of Church Militant – do you trust them to report this honestly?
Editor isn’t a fan of Church Militant – she’s stated that publicly often enough. Neither am I. Fortunately, Fr Dunn’s email was posted on Feb 20th (see above) so we don’t have to rely on Church Militant for any information. I urge people to read “The Man Behind the Curtain: Michael Voris and the Homosexual Vortex” by E. Michael Jones.
A review states: “In April 2016 Michael Voris’s homosexual past finally caught up with him. The crusading on-camera face of Church Militant TV who had been the scourge of homosexuals in the Catholic Church turned out to be a homosexual himself and tried to bring closure to the scandal by outing himself. But even if damage control brought about a quick fix, many questions remained unanswered. The Man Behind the Curtain addresses all of those questions.”
In this matter of homosexuality, I have noted in correspondence with some clergy, who do not identify openly as homosexual, a certain vindictive way of writing to those with whom they have issues, which, from past experience of such correspondence with others, flags them very much as effeminate men. They have a partricularly nasty method that’s a dead giveaway.
Quite. It’s no coincidence that the movement has chosen the word ‘Pride’ to describe itself. The vindictiveness you refer to is a by-product of pride.
Margaret Mary et al,
I am definitely no fan of CM and I have just been alerted to the fact that CM included a brief “dog’s dinner” report on this in their Headlines video today. Talk about missing the point! They announce that Father has been suspended over the Mass issue whereas he was suspended for – and I wrote this to the journalist in capitals so I’m not shouting at you lot! – CRITICISING POPE FRANCIS AND ARCHBISHOP NOLAN! As I say, talk about missing the point.
Some time later…
To my amazement, the CM journalist pointed out to me after I posted the above, that the Archdiocese did not say that he has not been suspended over this or that… just that he had not been suspended end of. False.
I’m glad in a way that Church Militant wrote that because we know that although Fr. Dunn’s criticism of Pope Francis and Archbishop Nolan was the excuse, the real target all along was the TLM at Sacred Heart. They needed a pretext and Father’s criticism gave them the pretext.
But that is on another level. We know that the Mass is the target but most of the superficial pew Catholics today would think that was fair game.
However to suspend a priest for criticising ANYONE is ridiculous. Surely, even the thickest of the thick can see that? It may be thought to require a rebuke, but suspension? What if a teacher were removed from the classroom for criticising the Head Teacher, or anyone else removed from their jobs for criticising someone. It’s outrageous! And Church Militant missed the point. Useless.
I am so mad at that journalist that I told him to contact us if he is ever in Scotland and we’ll treat him to Haggis and Neeps. That’s how mad I am about that dog’s dinner, wholly inaccurate report… 😀
Yes, I see your point. I do have to point out, however, that haggis and neeps don’t do it for me personally. I prefer Whiskas!
Haggis and neeps doesn’t do it for many of it, I imagine which is why I added “or maybe not 😀 ” to my invitation to the journalist. Even a CM journalist doesn’t deserve haggis and neeps as a punishment! And Sam is a very nice person. I can tell. He didn’t tell me off for my “tone and style” even though my tone was decidedly cheeky, to say the least.
I know this is a little off topic, though it still goes to the heart of why priests like Fr. Dunn are so detested by the hierarchy. This lady who wrote to complain about the picture of Fr. Dunn, saying it was misleading, brought to my mind just one example of real and and far more sinister deception that she probably has no clue about.
I speak of the practice of Communion in the hand. For decades now bishops in every diocese in the world have imposed this practice as though it were the normal practice of the Church. Indeed, at one point and person who knelt to receive Holy Communion was bypassed by the priest, written off as a looney or a troublemaker. But, in fact, kneeling to receive Holy Communion remains to this day the official teaching of the Church. Communion in the hand is an Indult that has been portrayed as the general rule when it is not. Now that’s what I call misleading and it’s wilful.
This practice was outlawed by the Church’s authorities as far back as the 5th century when they realised that it gave rise to occasions of irreverence and even sacrilege. It was illicitly re-introduced by Cardinal Suenens in Holland back in the early 1970s and then spread to neighbouring countries by similarly rebellious bishops. Pope Paul VI lamented the practice in a letter titled “Memoriale Domine”, insisting that Communion on the tongue while kneeling remains the true and Catholic norm for the Church. Sadly, the other practice was so widespread by then that his allowing an Indult for it opened the way to universal abuse.
How many Catholics have since lost reverence for the Real Presence of Our Lord since adopting this horrendous abuse as their norm? How many sacrileges? How many billions of particles of the Blessed Sacrament have fallen to the ground from fingers and hands and been trampled underfoot as a result of this outrageous Protestant practice, each particle, says the Church, the full body, blood, soul and divinity of Our Saviour.
I say Protestant because these rebellious bishops did not adopt the former early Church practice, which was to receive and consume the sacred host from the palm of the hand, never allowing the fingers to touch the sacred species, which has always been forbidden. Rather, they adopted the Protestant Reformation practice of taking Holy Communion in their fingers and placing it in the mouth. Of course, the Protestants were demonstrating their unbelief in the Real Presence by acting thus. But what about the Catholics? What were the bishops trying to tell the faithful when they imposed this horrendous abuse as the norm it should never have been? Talk about deception? It doesn’t come more deceitful than this abuse of the most Holy Sacrament!
It’s quite clear that whatever the intention, it was inspired by Lucifer and it has led to great loss of faith in the Real Presence. No wonder there is so much indifference in the Church today and so many apostate bishops, priests and laity. Priests like Fr. Dunn will always be hated and detested, because they irk consciences!
Thank you for that – earlier I posted a request for FOOF (on the Mass Ends at Bridgeton thread) to email me the name of the priest he heard complaining about the number of Hosts he is finding stuck under pews, using chewing gum, would you believe. I’d like to write to that priest directly.
Also, and this might also seem off topic but it’s not – everything links up to show how we came to the point that a priest could be suspended by his Ordinary for criticising him and/or the Pope. Check out this article from Lifesitenews, published in July last year. To my simple mind, the answer to the question posed in the article: Is Pope Francis a Catholic? is crystal clear – NOI He is not! The article is quite lengthy but worth reading to the end…
That’s a brilliant article and very charitably written. It demonstatrates perfectly that Francis does not profess the Catholic Faith but rather contradicts it. There are manifold examples, undoubted proofs, that this Pope has departed from the true Catholic Faith.
What concerns me is that Archbishop Nolan seems to share many of his worldly doctrines, doctrines that have nothing to do with saving souls, the purpose for which he was ordained. Doing some quick research on him I discovered that he is anti-nuclear weapons, immersed in the climate change heresy and absorbed with refugee questions through his association with that hippie organisation they call “Justice & Peace”. In fine, he holds all the doctrines pushed by Communism and rarely, if ever, speaks of things supernatural. Fr. Dunn and his Traditional Catholic confreres don’t stand a chance against this man. It’s easy to see why he has risen rapidly through the ecclesiatical ranks under Francis, his secularist comrade.
Your research on Archbishop Nolan confirms what I think of him – the only time I’ve seen him on TV was outside some place of work, I can’t remember where, but it was something to do with the workforce being made redundant, or was it a strike, I just can’t remember, but it was that sort of thing, the whole “social justice” thing. Not a word about God or the faith.
I don’t know about that “workers” appearance but here he is objecting to government policy on Rwanda – I wonder if he’s taking in migrants without limit in his house?
Editor, just to be clear, is Fr Dunn suspended from saying any mass including Latin Mass or confessions?
I have stopped reading CM long ago cos sometimes it’s gone too far for my liking. I just scan or skimming it though on occasions.
Yes, a priest who is suspended is not permitted to offer Mass, including TLM, publicly, or hear confessions except in danger of death.
Here it’s a link which might be useful for you to start a new thread re TLM.
Editor: Thank you, FDS, but the link you so kindly publish here, fits well on this thread. It’s a little too soon to divert to another – separate – conversation on the TLM, but your thoughtfulness is much appreciated. The news in your linked article, is pertinent to Father Dunn’s situation, so, again, thank you.
N O T I C E . . .
Scroll down to find times of Masses/Distribution of Ashes in Immaculate Heart of Mary, Balornock, parish tomorrow, Ash Wednesday. https://immaculateheartbalornock.com/
Many thanks for those times at Immaculate Heart. I will probably make the 7pm Mass there.
Well, unless we’ve both got great vision, we won’t meet because we’re going to the 10.30 am 😀
I’ve been to places where 10.30 am Mass finishes just in time for 7 pm Mass, so who knows!!
The 10.30 am in Balornock was packed this morning, with so many young families, I couldn’t believe it. Women in mantillas all over the place. It’ll be interesting to learn if the 7pm also attracts a large congregation.
How disgraceful that this has befallen Father Dunn.
Archbishop Nolan would have had my respect had he responded directly to the material Father Dunn had included in the bulletin, rather than essentially pulled rank on him.
Perhaps he is not confident that he could refute the article effectively?
It’s really not about lacking the confidence to refute the article – the Archbishop is a “Francis” man. He is also clearly pro-LGBTQ+ because otherwise why would he be so annoyed at the short bulletin piece asking Francis to repent of his public call for homosexuals in Africa to be allowed civil partnerships to give them legal protection? A double whammy – pro-Francis (at his perennial worst) and pro-civil unions for homosexuals. Gimme a break.
The fact is, Archbishop Nolan is an out and out modernist. The public record available about him, reveals him to be entirely of this world. Athanasius posted a very good summary above somewhere, confirming this fact.
And stop trying to be so charitable! 😀 You make me look VERY bad!
You are absolutely correct. Archbishop Nolan is completely and utterly of this world. I remember a few months ago there was a video of he and the Moderator of the C of S outside Faslane protesting against nuclear weapons. The Moderator looked, and sounded, far more Christian than the Archbishop.
Around twenty years ago, I shared a taxi with the then Fr Nolan in Rome. I tried to engage in conversation with him but I found him aloof, arrogant and not very interested. I didn’t take to him then and my opinion hasn’t changed since.
As for being pro-LGBT, I think that’s a prerequisite under Francis. Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Glasgow are covered in LGBT displays, celebrating “role models”. The attitude of the Archdiocese is that as long as other “minorities”, the disabled, for example, are also included, that’s fine.
It really is a dire situation and it’s only going to get worse. Humanly speaking, all seems lost. However, we know Our Lady will intervene. That’s the only thing that keeps me going….along with Diet Pepsi!
It’s quite frankly unacceptable that self styled Bishop (Bpb blog) allowed a contributor to do a character assassination on Fr Dunn. It lowered my estimation of him cos its nasty and vindictive.
Can we have an update on Fr Dunn’s situation? Has his suspension been revoked?
Beth, Sugar Plum,
Your comment – or similar unfounded allegation(s) – will never see the light of publication here, so as they say in impolite circles, get lost. I assume you approved of Fr Dunn’s successor – you may even have attended his wedding 😀 Now, don’t let me keep you… Luv n’ stuff…
I wonder why people choose to post something nasty about someone, especially a priest who has been suspended for nothing more serious than criticising his bishop and this terrible pope. Most priests have something to say about their bishop, are they all going to be suspended, LOL! I remember a comical event in the life of Pope St Pius X when he was on a train and got talking with two priests who were criticising their new bishop (him!) He took it in good part. I think if he’d suspended them, we’d have heard about it.
Poor Beth – she’s lucky she caught Editor on one of her good days LOL!
Oh dear I stupidly thought the catholic truth was about TRUTH. To be completely honest I don’t give a toss about Father Dunn but he is a hypocrite. You all believe what you want but I know the TRUTH. The Catholic Church must move with the times. And to answer your question No I did not attend mr Conroe’s wedding but what I will say is good luck to the man
Thank you for returning with that clarification about the former PP’s and Vicar General’s wedding which, along with the rest of your comments reveals you to be about as Catholic as Humza Yousaf.
As for Fr Dunn being a “hypocrite” – so are you, so am I, we’re ALL hypocrites in one way or another, or maybe Saint Beth disagrees.
Now, off you go to enjoy your new religion. You are not a Catholic so I suggest you stop – er, how can I put it … identifying as one 😀