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Today the Gardai (Guardians of the Peace) took time out from not doing their job arresting drug dealers (Ireland is filled right now with cocaine) and instead focused on the few people who dared attend an SSPX Mass in Athlone, Ireland. The government in Ireland has claimed that public Mass is illegal, outside of a wedding or a funeral. Neither is baptism or confession with a priest allowed. Abortion is fine however, you can still get one of them in post-Catholic Ireland.
Gardai storming a Catholic Church today in Athlone. pic.twitter.com/Lb8CHHm6sl
— Catholic Arena (@CatholicArena) April 25, 2021
But the worst of the worst is not Ireland’s appalling government which produced this as a response to COVID. No in my mind it is Ireland’s Catholic Bishops (and to be fair other religious leaders). Just like with the abuse crisis which destroyed the faith for many in my generation, the bishops say nothing about the above. They whine, of course, but they do little else. They are terrified not just of the government but Ireland’s anti-Christian media. The Catholic laity and the brave priests who cater to them are on their own shall we say… some shepherds.
The apostasy in Ireland began with the bishops in the previous generations that covered up sex abuse and abused their power. Now their successors are allowing their churches to shut and their laity to receive few if any of the Sacraments. Enraged I am, I cannot tell you otherwise.
Cromwell would be proud. Alas as the excellent Englishpapist Twitter account pointed out though, not even the worst of the Brits (in past centuries) hate Catholicism like those who run modern Ireland. He’s right too.Published in