Irish Parish Surrounded By Police Checkpoints

Police checkpoints were erected close to Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Mullahoran, Ireland, where Father Patrick Hughes celebrates Masses welcoming everybody in defiance of Coronavirus restrictions.

IrishTimes.com reports that the 10am Mass on Palm Sunday was delayed for about twenty minutes with “many locals" detained at the checkpoints on the roads to the church.

Father Hughes noticed three police cars circling around his church. “Have they nothing else to do?" - he commented.

Hughes calls the Mass ban a sectarian act against the Church and the Faith encouraged by a government which doesn’t believe in God. He says about himself that he has “no friends in the Church,” including his bishop.

In the homily, Hughes noticed that “many people want us to live according to their creed.” For the distribution of Holy Communion, he put on a mask.


It's about time more Catholics had more backbone like the early Christians who continued having Mass in the catacombs and little Tarcisius who carried the Lord to the sick until he was captured. Good to hear some priests have provided Masses secretly in crypts. Render to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's!
Louis IX
This is good, keep it up, they ( the ungodly marxist cabal) are now being forced to utilize resources where before they were expecting passive compliance. Eventually the cabal will learn that “no Mass” is not an option. But are the bishops paying attention?
The fastest way to get a bishop's attention is to geld the monthly offeratory. ;)
"One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world." — St. Dominic
So we’ll now have people sneaking over the Irish border to get to Mass .... in the UK.
Smuggle? Otherwise you need the vaccine passport.
Alice Lynch
into northern ireland