Saturday, July 21, 2018

Faithful Priests Persecuted By Hierarchy For Their Fidelity

Last fall I wrote a bit about Don Minutella in the Italian diocese of Palmero who defended the teachings of Jesus Christ regarding marriage and Holy Communion against the heretical poison contained in Amoralis Lamentia.  Eponymous Flower reports that he recently took a group of pilgrims to Ars in France to visit St John Vianney's church.  They were barred from entering initially and only with difficulty gained access to the church.  There is video of the confrontation on the EF site.

Until very recently, Ireland enshrined in its national constitution protection for unborn children.  After a very contentious referendum battle, Ireland debased itself by expunging those protections.  The snakes have returned to Ireland, with abortion being one of them.   Father James Larkin a priest of the parish of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in the Archdiocese of Dublin spoke truth to his congregation when he said during a homily that those Catholics who voted for repeal should go to Confession.  For that he was abruptly given the heave-ho by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.  He was told that he was to say no Masses or have any contact with parishioners.  He is currently assigned to a chaplaincy for some sisters.

Last week in Glasgow, Scotland, that city held a "gay pride" parade.  Father Mark Morris, chaplain of nearby Glasgow Caledonian University, led a Rosary of Reparation to atone (in part) for that celebration of sin.  In retaliation, he was fired from his position by that university's administration.  Such is the current UK knee-jerk reactions to Christian morality confronting their own immorality.  Regrettably another priest, Father Paul Morton, lauded the debauched event, but was promptly rebuked by Bishop Joseph Toal.  The one bright spot in this scenario is that Father Morris was vindicated by the local bishop.

I suspect this list will grow, and we laity must call out the evil and not be blind to it.


  1. Don't think that the Modernists haven't taken over our Archdiocese. They most certainly have!

    1. A most recent example: my sources tell of a good and holy priest who was told to stop saying the N.O. Mass Ad Orientum.

  2. This is happening in many places and the most excellent of priests are often "thrown under the bus". And the higher clergy "apologizes" for the priests that speak the truth from the place of their own compromise and cowardice.

  3. “Finally, I declare that I am completely opposed to the error of the modernists who hold that … dogma may be tailored according to what seems better and more suited to the culture of each age; rather, that the absolute and immutable truth preached by the apostles from the beginning may never be believed to be different, may never be understood in any other way.”

    Pope St Pius X, “Oath against Modernism”, 1910.


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