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Irish Priest: Vandalism and Threats to Faith Will Increase in Ireland
Church Militant ^ | 8/8/19 | William Mahoney

Posted on 08/13/2019 5:46:09 PM PDT by marshmallow

He calls for a restoration of the sacred

WATERFORD, Ireland (ChurchMilitant.com) - An Irish priest is warning that vandalism to churches and religious monuments in Ireland will increase as the country's sense of the sacred continues to decline.

A series of attacks on religious buildings, statues and monuments in Ireland, along with the widespread loss of the Faith in the country, has led one priest, Fr. Michael Toomey, to conclude that Christians in Ireland will "be open to more and more criticism and perhaps, sadly, attacks."

Recent acts of vandalism against churches and religious monuments in Ireland include:

* The removal and stealing of the head off a statue of Abp. Patrick Leahy outside Thurles Cathedral in June.

* The painting of Nazi swastikas at the end of July all over the religious site of Holy Year Cross at Scrouthea Hill in the Comeragh mountains.

* The destruction of a stained glass window of the Sacred Heart over the altar at St. Michael's Church in Shroid ― along with three other windows ― on Saturday; this was the second attack on this church (the first was Easter 2017).

Such vandalism has not been limited to Catholic churches and monuments.

In February, vandals attacked an Anglican church, St. Michan's in Dublin, Ireland, which was founded in 1095 as a Catholic church and remained one until the Reformation.

The vandalizers flipped some of the bodies in the vault, twisted the head of a nun's corpse backward and desecrated the body of an 800-year-old crusader, severing his head from his body and stealing it from the site.

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1 posted on 08/13/2019 5:46:09 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Well, the solution clearly is to invite more Muslims into the country.


2 posted on 08/13/2019 5:49:10 PM PDT by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% — PERMANENTLY)
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To: marshmallow

Amazing how the Satanic increases when you legalize the killing of unborn children.


3 posted on 08/13/2019 5:53:43 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: marshmallow
More proof that the European Union...aka: Europe's swamp...is winning.
4 posted on 08/13/2019 5:59:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (A joke: Brennan,Comey and Lynch walk into a Barr...)
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To: kaehurowing

Electing a homosexual heathen Prime Minister doesn’t help, either!


5 posted on 08/13/2019 6:06:45 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001

Electing a homosexual heathen Prime Minister doesn’t help, either!
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hmmm wondering if they have VOTE FRAUD there also . . .


6 posted on 08/13/2019 7:17:31 PM PDT by PraiseTheLord (.go Q.)
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To: marshmallow

Ireland sinking back into the mire of the ancient Paganism St. Patrick delivered them from centuries ago.


7 posted on 08/13/2019 7:38:27 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: House Atreides

It’s certainly an unwelcome development, but I suspect it’s atheist “youth” doing this. France has the same problem and they report it isn’t mudslimes doing the desecration.


8 posted on 08/13/2019 8:02:24 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: MuttTheHoople

I was just saying, somebody let the snakes back in to Ireland. Sad.


9 posted on 08/13/2019 8:02:26 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: marshmallow

He don’t want to do anything about cause he is a muzzie commie ass kissin punk like most everybody in this world.

Nobody gots any guts anymore to do chit about anything.. Probably just want to dance with dikes in whitehouse like obama


10 posted on 08/13/2019 10:37:20 PM PDT by KnightCrusader
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To: Amberdawn

I do not agree with any form of vandalism.

But perhaps the Irish Catholic Church is reaping what it has down. Read up on the centuries of abuse perpetrated on the Irish people by the Catholic Church and the attempted cover ups by its officials and the deniers. The abuse and injustice was massive - not just an Occassional lapse as they would have you believe.


11 posted on 08/14/2019 3:13:22 AM PDT by .44 Special (Tiamid Buarsh)
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