CatholicPlanet.Net discussion group  

Go Back   CatholicPlanet.Net discussion group > Eschatology and Private Revelation > Apparitions of Jesus or Mary
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 7th March 2008, 07:41 PM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 12,590
Default Christina Gallagher's Bishop's statement

http://www.tuamarchdiocese.org/hseofprayer.htm

Archdiocese of Tuam
Re: Work of Mrs Christina Gallagher at the ‘House of Prayer” at Achill
Statement of Archbishop Neary, February 29th, 2008

The Tuam Diocesan Office has recently received a considerable number of media enquiries regarding this matter. In 1996 I established a diocesan commission of enquiry to investigate certain claims regarding and emanating from this work. In 1997, acting on foot of a report from the commission, I issued a lengthy public statement to the effect, in essence, that no evidence of supernatural phenomena had been observed but that the persons involved gave every evidence of good faith. Arising from that, I proposed a basic canonical structure that would gradually integrate the work of the House into the life of Achill Parish and the Archdiocese. While this was then attempted by the Archdiocese, I became increasingly perturbed by an apparent absence of enthusiasm on the parts of Mrs Gallagher and her associates. The relationship deteriorated to the extent that Mrs. Gallagher, in July, 1998, closed the ‘House of Prayer’ at Achill, expressing to the media at the time a sense of having been harshly treated by the Archdiocese. In order to clarify the issue for the faithful I issued another statement, regretting the development and expressing grave misgivings as to the wisdom with which Mrs Gallagher had been advised and had acted in the matter.

Diocesan efforts to integrate this work ended in July, 1998 when it was closed by Mrs. Gallagher. Celebration of the sacraments and reservation of the Blessed Sacrament at the ‘House of Prayer’ are not permitted. Any work carried on since then has been entirely of a private nature and has no Church approval whatever. Neither, for reasons given above, does such work enjoy the confidence of the Diocesan authorities. Nothing has been brought to my attention to indicate that I should change from this position in the future. Over the years since then, the Tuam Diocesan Office has clearly and consistently replied to enquiries in respect of this work, which Mrs. Gallagher recommenced.

I respect the faith and devotion of many people who have been impressed by this work in the past, some of whom have expressed their sadness at my stance. Finally, I wish toremind all Church members that they should not hesitate to enquire, as a matter of course, at local diocesan offices regarding the standing of any work describing itself as Catholic, should they be in doubt.

In summary the ‘House of Prayer’ has no Church approval and the work does not enjoy the confidence of the diocesan authorities.

Copies of my public statements are available on www.tuamarchdiocese.org/news.

Signed _______________

+ MIchael Neary

Archbishop of Tuam

29th of February, 2008
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 31st March 2008, 07:46 PM
themilitantcatholic
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I just read a good article in The Wanderer, Volume 141, No. 13, March 27, 2008. Title is "House of Prayer" In Ireland provokes Episcopal Response. Written by Frank Morriss.

Based on this article and other info I have read, sad to say, this woman is a charlatan who prays on naive unwitting innocent people for money in order to support her lavish lifesyle. It is very disheartening to hear this, especially coming out of Ireland, the home of St. Patrick.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 31st March 2008, 08:39 PM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 12,590
Default

I'd have to say it is worse than that. Her messages and apparitions are from fallen angels. This explains the various signs and wonders that accompany her claims, as well as the depth and breadth of the deception.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 1st April 2008, 12:23 AM
themilitantcatholic
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Why can't the Church excommunicate her?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 6th April 2008, 07:24 AM
Therese Therese is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 104
Send a message via Yahoo to Therese
Default

Hello Ron, I'd also like to know why hasn't this woman been excommunicated? Regards, Therese
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 6th April 2008, 12:41 PM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 12,590
Default

Julia Kim, a false visionary in Korea, has been excommunicated.

I don't know why Gallagher's Bishop has not excommunicated her.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 26th April 2009, 04:25 PM
ExCelciuS ExCelciuS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 711
Default

Julia Kim?? Oh man, it's her that has came to my country Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Having mass at there and thousand have attended the mass including my dad, but I didn't attend, because at that time I'm on another city.

I have some printing about her and her miraculously eucharist that became flesh, and the other is stigmata on her, bloody mary's statue, etc, etc. I think it's all weird, and I don't believe her.

Ron, does it give something bad to my dad by attended her mass at that time?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 26th April 2009, 05:03 PM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 12,590
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ExCelciuS View Post
Julia Kim?? Oh man, it's her that has came to my country Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Having mass at there and thousand have attended the mass including my dad, but I didn't attend, because at that time I'm on another city.

I have some printing about her and her miraculously eucharist that became flesh, and the other is stigmata on her, bloody mary's statue, etc, etc. I think it's all weird, and I don't believe her.

Ron, does it give something bad to my dad by attended her mass at that time?

If he did not know about the excommunication of Julia Kim and the condemnation of her claimed private revelation, then he would not be at fault. Even if he did know, mere attendance at such an event does not excommunicate.

Her Bishop stated that the various phenomena surrounding her claimed apparitions were perhaps preternatural (i.e. the work of fallen angels), but certainly not supernatural (i.e. of God).
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 27th April 2009, 03:49 AM
TheGiftOfLife
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Ron, I thought the devil or fallen angels cannot perform miracles of any kind.

I saw a you tube of Christina showing a picture of mary crying.

Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought the devil cannot do that.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 27th April 2009, 11:41 AM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 12,590
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGiftOfLife View Post
Ron, I thought the devil or fallen angels cannot perform miracles of any kind.

I saw a you tube of Christina showing a picture of mary crying.

Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought the devil cannot do that.

True miracles are performed by God alone and are called supernatural.

Both holy Angels and fallen angels have natural abilities (called preternatural because it is beyond the perceived natural world) which they can use to affect the natural world.

Fallen angels can cause false miracles, i.e. can make it seem as if a miracle has occurred. See my many articles here:
http://www.catholicplanet.com/apparitions/index.htm
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.