Push for Dispensing with Priestly Celibacy in Ireland

Several Irish news sites have expressed disappointment that Irish “bishops” are divided on allowing married men to become priests. According to the Association of Catholics in Ireland:

“the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference (ICBC) has been unable to agree to bring proposals on ending the celibacy requirement for priestly ministry in Ireland to Pope Francis for their Ad Limina visit to Rome, beginning January 15th, 2017.

A proposal that Irish priests who have left ministry to marry be readmitted to ministry was brought by Bishop Leo O’Reilly of Kilmore diocese to his fellow Irish bishops in 2015.  According to the report in the Irish Catholic, the ICBC failed to reach consensus then on this proposal.”(Source) O’ Reilly’s reason for raising the matter was the increasing shortage of priests.

During the Irish “bishops” visit to Rome from 15th – 25th January, the subject was not raised with “Pope” Francis, resulting in disappointment.

The Association of Catholics in Ireland (nothing in common with our website!) is an organisation which aims to “reform and renew” the Catholic church. Its motto is Following Christ, Changing Church(!) ...Little do they know that the Church of Christ is perfect and cannot be changed, because otherwise it would cease to be the Catholic Church.

 

Let’s have a look at what the Church says about priestly celibacy:

Denzinger: The Celibacy of the Clergy

52b Can. 27. A bishop, or any priest at all, may have with him only a sister or a virgin daughter dedicated to God; it is decided that he by no means have a stranger.

52c Can. 33. It is decided that marriage be altogether prohibited to bishops, priests, and deacons, or to all clerics placed in the ministry, and that they keep away from their wives and not beget children; whoever does this, shall be deprived of the honor of the clerical office.

Ecumenical Service at Holy Cross Church, Dublin to celebrate newly-instituted World Day for Care of Creation today

"Aha! What about introducing some pagan worship of nature into my pseudo-Catholic Church?"“Aha! What about introducing some pagan worship of nature into my pseudo-Catholic Church?”

Present were “Archbishop” Diarmuid Martin, Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and other leaders of “Christian” churches (naturally, only the Catholic Church is truly Christian. As the Catechism of St. Pius X reads:

3 Q. Who is a true Christian?

A. A true Christian is he who is baptised, who believes and professes the Christian Doctrine, and obeys the lawful pastors of the Church.).

According to the Knock website, the ceremony, held at 7.30 pm today, included “readings and reflections on Laudato Si’, with music from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons” (source: https://www.knockshrine.ie/world-day-care-creation/)

 

From reading this, don’t you get the feeling that something is missing? God, maybe?

Remember, we weren’t created to live the perfect life here and worship creation, but to prepare ourselves a place in Heaven for the greater glory of God. Nature has its place in the world, but it would be against our Faith – against the First Commandment – to deify it.

The Deharbe Catechism, Introduction:

2. Q: For what end did God create us?

A: God created us that we might know Him, love Him, and serve Him upon earth, and by so doing gain heaven.

And the Catechism of Pius X on the First Commandment:

2 Q. In the words of the First Commandment: Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me, what does God command us?

A. By the words of the First Commandment: Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me, He commands us to acknowledge, adore, love and serve Him alone as our Sovereign Lord.

God alone can be worshipped; worshipping creation is pagan. But this is what the church of Vatican II is teaching, promulgating and encouraging!

 

St. Pius X, pray for us.

Maynooth seminary is falling deeper and deeper into immorality

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth has recently been described as “poisonous” and “really toxic” by Novus Ordo authorites, after allegations were made against it by three former annonymous seminarians. They describe their time in Maynooth being filled with “psychological abuse” and “a lot” of sexual activity.

St. Patrick's College, MaynoothSt. Patrick’s College, MaynoothThe Irish Times reports:

‘“There seems to an atmosphere of strange goings-on there, it seems like a quarrelsome place with anonymous letters being sent around. I don’t think this is a good place for students,” Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said about it this week.

He was explaining why he had decided to send seminarians from Dublin to The Irish College in Rome instead. The Archbishop spoke of gay sexual activity involving students at the seminary, and anonymous allegations of misconduct including that students there were using the gay dating app Grindr.’

The former seminarians relate having been bullied and sexually harassed. One describes his time as “stressful years full of anxiety.”

The rest of the article can be found here.

Such conduct at what is supposed to be the place for educating future priests, future representatives of Christ, is indeed appalling and saddening. These seminarians will now associate the Catholic Church, the one true source of salvation and the Mystical Body of Christ, with debauchery, immorality and impurity, where the weak are exploited. We urge our readers to pray for them so that they can find the true Catholic Faith.

Let’s see what the Catechism of St. Pius X has to say about the dignity of the priesthood:

The Sacrament of Holy Orders

6.Q. Is the dignity of the Christian Priesthood a great dignity?

A. The dignity of the Christian Priesthood is great indeed, because of the two-fold power which Jesus Christ has conferred upon it — that over His real body and that over His mystical body, or the Church; and because of the divine mission committed to priests to lead men to eternal life.

 

Sodomy is one of the four sins that cry to heaven for vengeance. The Douay Catechism of 1649 teaches about the sin of sodomy:

Q. 928.What is the second [sin that cries to heaven for vengeance]?

A. The sin of Sodom, or carnal sin against nature, which is a voluntary shedding of the seed of nature, out of the due use of marriage, or lust with a different sex.

Q. 929.What is the scripture proof of this?

A. Out of Gen. xix. 13. where we read of the Sodomites, and their sin. “We will destroy this place because the cry of them hath increased before our Lord, who hath sent us to destroy them,” (and they were burnt with fire from heaven.

It’s now up to the Catholic layman to decide whether saints’ relics should be venerated or not.

CatholicIreland.net, an Irish “Catholic” news website, has launched a poll, asking its audience “Should 21st century Catholics venerate the relics of saints?”. As of July 8th, the results are 80% yes and 20% no. (Source: http://www.catholicireland.net/21st-century-catholics-venerate-relics-saints/)

In actual fact, the opinion of these voters is irrelevant – the Catholic Faith is not something that can be decided on in an online poll. Also, what 21st century Catholics believe in should not be different by a single iota to what 3rd, or 12th century Catholics believe in. The reason is simple: God does not change, so the Faith cannot change.

 

From the Deharbe Catechism:

Object and Rule of Faith

Are we certain of the truths which the Church teaches?

We are most certain of the truths which Holy Church teaches, because Jesus Christ has pledged His word that the Church shall never be deceived.

What, therefore, must the Catholic believe?

He must believe all that God has revealed and the Catholic Church proposes to his belief, whether it be contained in the Holy Scripture or not.

The Church is considered to propose a truth to our belief when she recognises it to be revealed by God, and commands us to believe it.

From the Baltimore Catechism:

The First Commandment (On the Honour and Invocation of the Saints)

Q. 1204. Does the first Commandment forbid us to honor relics?

A. The first Commandment does not forbid us to honor relics, because relics are the bodies of the saints or objects directly connected with them or with our Lord.

Q. 1207. What veneration does the Church permit us to give to relics?

A. The Church permits us to give relics a veneration similar to that we give images. We do not venerate the relics for their own sake, but for the sake of the persons they represent. The souls of canonized saints are certainly in heaven, and we are certain that their bodies also will be there. Therefore, we may honor their bodies because they are to be glorified in heaven and were sanctified upon earth.

Ecumenical Bible Week in Dublin

Something called an Ecumenical Bible Week is being held in and around Dublin this week (15th-22nd May). Some of the events are taking place in Novus Ordo Churches

This disgraceful event involves many denominations of Protestants (including Quakers, Methodists and Church of Ireland) joining with Novus Ordo Catholics to pray and talk about our environment, “global warming” and the Earth.

Just a reminder: religion should lead man to the contemplation of God, not the Earth. Turning away from God to concentrate on the environment as if it were the most important thing on Earth is pantheism – a heresy which says that God is in everything and therefore everything is God.

So, not only is this abominable event heretical due to its ecumenical nature (First Commandment: “Thou shalt not have strange Gods before Me”) but it is also tinged with the heresy of pantheism.

Time for some Catechism. This is what Deharbe’s Catechism says:

(Part 1: Faith, Chapter 2: Necessity of Faith.)

17. Is faith necessary to salvation? 

Faith is absolutely necessary to salvation; for “without faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebr. 9:6).

“He that believeth not shall be condemned” (Mark 16:16).

 

18. Will any faith save us?

No; only the true faith, which the Catholic Church teaches, will save us.

 

19. Why has the Catholic Church alone the true faith?

The Catholic Church alone has the true Faith because she alone received her Faith from Christ Himself through His Apostles, and has always kept it incorrupt.

Application: Rejoice that you are a child of the Catholic Church ; for, as St. Augustine says, there is no wealth so great, no treasure so precious, as the Catholic Faith, because it is the only true, saving Faith.

 

A link to the Ecumenical Bible Week site can be found at: http://www.bibleweek.ie/

Ecumenical Service of Remembrance Held in Dublin

On April 18th, an ecumenical service was held at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook in Dublin for the victims of the Brussels attack.

Present were “Archbishops” Diarmuid Martin and Eamonn Martin, Church in Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson, along with Imam Sheikh Hussein Halawa and the Cantor of the Jewish Community.

More information on the event can be found at catholicnews.ie:

http://catholicnews.ie/service-of-remembrance-in-dublin-for-victims-of-brussels-tragedy/

We would like to remind our readers that such an event would have been unheard of a century ago. The heresy of ecumenism puts the Catholic religion on the same footing as other false religions, thus contradicting what the Church has always taught: the Catholic Church is the One True Church.

According to the Oratory Catechism:

“Ecumenism is to be rejected because it opposes the unique status of the Catholic Church as the “pillar and foundation of truth” (1 Tm 3) by attempting to make the Church a means of manufacturing a unity among all Christians, all religious and all mankind.

“Ecumenism does not serve the Truth and, thus, the Catholic Church, but rather the Church is supposed to serve Ecumenism. This signifies a fundamental reversal of the status of the Church in the world. According to this doctrine, the Church should join in the dialogue with all religions and ideologies as an equal partner. The Catholic Church would then appear to be searching for the Truth along with the other partners in the dialogue whereas she herself already is, as the sole saving institution, the goal everyone is striving for.”

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