Friday, October 09, 2009

Irish Abandon Catholicism
Or is it more correctly that Catholicism has abandoned the Irish?

I've recently done a post that pointed out that millions upon millions of Americans of Irish descent have left the Catholic Church.

I've also posted how seminarians from the last remaining seminary in Ireland were kicked out for the high crime of kneeling to receive Holy Communion.

I've even posted that the Archbishop of Dublin has publicly stated "don't write off a candidate for the priesthood simply because he is a gay man", and he's also in favor of giving legal rights to homosexual "couples".

Is it any wonder that practicing Catholics on the Emerald Isle has dropped from 90% in the 1970s, to 50% present day?

And things on this side of the pond suck just as bad. I won't even bother to bring up Bernard Cardinal "One Step Ahead Of The" Law. How about if I just point out that the fastest growing sect in the Northeast is Mormonism? That's right, the very same Northeast is the home of Irish Catholicism in this country.

But here's the main point I'm trying to reach on this particular posting --- pictured above right, is one "Father"(?) Gerard Moloney. Nice sports coat, I might add.

So Gerry says in the decidedly leftist rag Reality magazine; (Here's some of the article as reported by
Irish Priest Blasts Self-Righteous "Holier-than-Thous" on Kennedy Funeral
By Hilary White

DUBLIN, October 8, 2009 ( - The Catholic faithful from around the world who protested against the lavish public funeral of the late, notoriously pro-abortion Senator Edward Kennedy were self-righteous "holier-than-thous" who lacked compassion, writes Fr. Gerard Moloney in an editorial of the October issue of the notably liberal Reality magazine.

Moloney, a member of the Redemptorist religious order and editor of Reality, said that when it was announced that the funeral was to be held in a Redemptorist church in Boston, the order started receiving numerous calls and emails from Catholics protesting the funeral.

The messages, said Fr. Moloney, "were not only angry - they were hate-filled; they dripped with righteous indignation." "Not only did they not agree with Ted Kennedy's politics or like him as a man, they didn't want him to have a Catholic funeral. They didn't think he was entitled to it."

Moloney's statements run contrary to one of the Church's most senior prelates, who recently said specifically that funeral rites should not be given to pro-abortion politicians. Archbishop Raymond Burke, head of the Vatican's Apostolic Signatura, the highest tribunal in the Catholic Church and the last word on matters of canon law, said recently,
"neither Holy Communion nor funeral rites should be administered to" politicians who support abortion or same-sex "marriage."

"To deny these is not a judgment of the soul, but a recognition of the scandal and its effects," explained Burke. Burke said that when a politician is associated "with greatly sinful acts about fundamental questions like abortion and marriage, his repentance must also be public."

Moloney singled out US canon lawyer Edward Peters, a notable defender of the Catholic Church's teaching on life and family issues who had criticized the manner in which Kennedy's funeral was conducted, calling his tone, "So sanctimonious, so judgemental, so self-righteous. Not much charity or compassion there. No sense of the possibility of redemption."
Yeah.... riiiiiiight. I guess Presider Jerry missed this tid-bit; (Here's some of the article from The Cleveland Leader)
Ted Kennedy Claimed to Have Slept with over 1,000 Women

In a chapter of his autobiography, the late Senator Ted Kennedy confessed to having slept with over 1,000 women and spending more than $10 million in hush money to keep his womanizing ways a secret. If you crack open the book, however, you won't find a mention of this in there anywhere. That is because horrified family members and advisers cut it out before the book was published.

I won't even get into Fat-Ass being instrumental in the murder of millions of children. Obviously, Presider Jerry won't either.


Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

righteous indignation . . . .

is just that . . . RIGHTEOUS! Duh.

$10 million? Heck! Kennedy wasn't even a good businessman. He could have kept a whore house on retainer and spent a hell of a lot less money! To think he had some say in how the Feds spent OUR money. I think we are the ones who got screwed regularly, 1000 times over.

3:39 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

Perhaps it takes only the least "amount" of holiness to be holier than Moloney. Could this be his way of professing that he is not holy at all?

7:34 PM  

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