2 John 1:9-11: “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”
A Church of Ireland bishop has expressed his hope that he will enjoy a strong “friendship” with his new Roman Catholic counterpart in the Diocese of Clogher.
‘Monsignor’ Larry Duffy was named the new Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher earlier this month and the Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher, the Right Eejit (though he presumably prefers Right Reverend) John McDowell was quick to wish Bishop Larry Duffy well as he takes up his leading role in propagating Romish deceit in the area.
Welcoming the appointment of ‘Monsignor’ Larry Duffy, Right Eejit John McDowell said: “I want to congratulate Mgr Duffy on his appointment and assure him of my prayers and those of his many friends within the Church of Ireland community.
“I look forward to working with the new Bishop in the same spirit of friendship and service as I was fortunate enough to share with his predecessor Bishop Liam McDaid and pray that Mgr Duffy will know the presence of the Lord as he prepares for his episcopal ordination.”
It should not be much of a surprise to see Right Eejit John McDowell wishing his Romish friend success in his new role and making overtures towards him with regards seeking to establish ecumenical relationships.
Indeed, just last month, Right Eejit John McDowell shockingly preached from the Apocrypha in a Remembrance Sunday service in St Macartin’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Enniskillen.
Not only that, but he has regularly cosied up with Larry Duffy’s predecessor as Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher, Liam McDaid, as Right Eejit John McDowell himself attested to in his statement welcoming the new occupant of the post.
He has also established ecumenical links with ‘Monsignor’ Peter O’Reilly, a good friend of the brazen ecumenist Rev Kenneth Hall (the pair are pictured together, below, with ‘Monsignor’ Peter O’Reilly on the right), Church of Ireland Dean of Clogher. Peter O’Reilly has held the role of Diocesan Administrator of the Roman Catholic Clogher Diocese while a new bishop was sought.
Indeed, Right Eejit John McDowell has just yesterday (Monday) issued his joint Christmas message with his Romish chum. Any mention of how we might be saved in the message, given his message is supposed to centre around the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ? Of course not.
And the man who occupied the bishop post prior to Liam McDaid was Joseph Duffy, a man found in a damning report by the Irish National Board for Safeguarding Children in 2010 to have “failed to prevent clerical sex abuse and did not remove suspected paedophile priests from the ministry”.
This was reported on in the Belfast Telegraph, with the relevant article still available online.
That same Belfast Telegraph article also reports that there was “an unacceptable delay” in taking action against one priest, while it was also reported that Bishop Joseph Duffy’s delay came despite concerns being raised of a “credible allegation” in his Clogher diocese.”
And back in June, we highlighted how Right Eejit John McDowell was a guest of honour at a Mass celebrating 60 years since the ordination of Joseph Duffy (pictured, below) to the Romanist priesthood.
To attend the Romish Mass as a supposedly Protestant minister, regardless of whether or not (and we know not) Right Eejit John McDowell partook of the elements, is a grave matter and ought to have been dealt with in the strongest possible of terms by the Church of Ireland.
After all, their own 39 Articles, which supposedly govern the church, condemn the Mass as a “blasphemous fable” and a “dangerous deceit”.
However, he remains in situ six months later, continuing to brazenly embrace Rome and celebrate and offer support to various practitioners of Popish priestcraft.
That is leaving aside Right Eejit John McDowell’s honouring of a priest condemned in such terms by that report from the Irish National Board for Safeguarding Children.
One can only conclude the Church of Ireland has abandoned its 39 Articles in favour of mean compromise with Rome, a church which, through the centuries long Inquisition and various other means, has sought to silence and destroy the glorious message of the gospel of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Right Eejit John McDowell’s conduct can at best be described as bidding God speed to the workers of unrighteousness and making him a partaker of their evil deeds.
And by the Church of Ireland allowing such a situation to develop and proceed unhindered, the church is implicated in this guiltiness of endorsing Romanism.
Also, this situation with the new Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher provides exactly the same scenario, as this leading figure in the Church of Ireland says he will pray for the success of this new bishop.
Success of course, for Larry Duffy, would be to see the Roman Catholic diocese of Clogher growing and the teaching of Romanism gaining ground.
Yet this is apparently what Right Eejit John McDowell is happy to set his seal of approval to?
What a sad state of affairs.
Dear reader, if you remain tied up among the Anglican movement, which is ran by and large by rampant ecumenists and ecclesiastic compromisers, won’t you even separate yourself from the likes of Right Eejit John McDowell?
This call will be necessary up to the close of this age to God’s chosen people caught up in that which they ought to be well clear of.
Revelation 18:1-4 demonstrates this: “And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”
Be not partakers of the plagues of apostasy and ecumenism but instead be separated unto Christ.
Hebrews 13:13: “Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.”
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Good to have another friend who speaks plainly. I am in the Church of England Continuing which is quite separate. Also Editor of English Churchman which you will find agreeable. God bless and may you have a far reaching ministry in these days of apostasy.
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Thanks very much for your kind words brother.
It is most pleasing to hear of your separated stand for the gospel in England, where the challenges are greater still than in Ulster.
We greatly appreciate your kind regards and indeed wish you in turn God’s richest blessing as you strive to earnestly contend for the faith.