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Nick Donnelly - Interview with The Most Famous Deacon in the English-Speaking World

The English Deacon Nick Donnelly runs a well-known Twitter-account with 17.000 followers. Five years ago, he was ordered by his bishop to stop publishing his blog because he kept challenging the …
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I missed this interview before. A must-read piece, the links for the FitForMission documents are valuable. Thanks for sharing.
GChevalier
Nick Donnelly's awareness is similar, in proportion, to that of Aldo Maria Valli. I will put the full French translation of the interview on Gloria.TV in two days.
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"It’s taken me a long time to realise that though Vatican II intended to renew, it has in fact impoverished the faith." This, to me, is a good perspective on what seems like a 50+ year horrible experiment gone wrong.
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I think that the Pachamama worship in the Vatican has made absolutely clear what the aggiornamento was really about in the minds of the Liberal Faction at the Council and thereafter. I always had the gut feeling that these priests who intentionally destroyed the symbols of the sacred and the times of sacred worship with inanities, were of the Devil. Now I think it is confirmed.
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Tesa
Donnelly, “God often uses illness to cause a spiritual breakthrough“
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Mary Therese
Several things. First, thank you for this excellent interview. It's lovely to read about another fan of Cecily Hallack: I have almost all her books, and was heavily influenced while still a Protestant by her children's novel The Adventure of the Amethyst. Second: our bishop here in the Portsmouth diocese, Bishop Philip Egan, is excellent - he was Bishop Davies' Vicar General before his …More
Several things. First, thank you for this excellent interview. It's lovely to read about another fan of Cecily Hallack: I have almost all her books, and was heavily influenced while still a Protestant by her children's novel The Adventure of the Amethyst. Second: our bishop here in the Portsmouth diocese, Bishop Philip Egan, is excellent - he was Bishop Davies' Vicar General before his appointment. And finally, two of the refugees from the School of the Annunciation have come down here to the Bournemouth Oratory in Formation (established by Bishop Egan), and have begun running workshops - we're very blessed! (www.bournemouthoratory.org.uk)
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Hello Mary Therese. It's great to meet another admirer of the work of Cecily Hallack. I read her two volumes of short stories Beardless Counsellors and The Sword Blade of Michael to my wife Martina. Often these stories move me to tears of joy they are so beautiful. Have you read 'Mirror for Toby'. Really is excellent.
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DefendTruth
Hell brought a lot of demons in positions against a "simple" deacon. Safe seismograph of Catholic impact
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The demons dry out a Blog and thus make unintentional a much more influencal Twitter feed flourish.
The demons take away a teaching job and thus create time to teach again much more influential Catholic Twitter.
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Interesting that you mention demons. Over the past two years I've become close friends with a world famous exorcist. I've learnt so much from him. Our Lord is training me in combat.
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There is the story of Padre Pio. A parish priest told the Saint that he has founded a prayer group. Padre Pio asked back if the devil has already made signs. The parish priest denied. Then Padre Pio replied that the group would not endure.

Your acompagniment of demons leads to the discernment that you are not well integrated in todays Church.
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Thank God I'm not well-integrated into today's Church.
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AlexBKaiser
"Bishop Athanasius Schneider has been a great influence on me." - How often have I heard this phrase already.

But @Deacon Nick Donnelly too, has a great influence on Catholics.

Thanks for sharing so many personal things. Your biography would be a vivid hagiographical story/movie.
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One day I will tell the full story, when time gives more distance from the events.
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Reading this:

"My wife Martina has enthusiastically undertaken this journey with me and when I feel discouraged, she reminds me that Our Lord called me to be His deacon"

There is no greater natural force on earth than the love of wife and husband.
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Eva
Only a man of God can see such miracles - greater than healings of the body, "A fellow blogger came across my work on Protect the Pope and later admitted to me that he had shared the prejudices and hostility towards Pope Benedict XVI. But as he read my rebuttals to the lies and disinformation being spread about the Holy Father, he began to change his mind. The day Pope Benedict landed in the UK …More
Only a man of God can see such miracles - greater than healings of the body, "A fellow blogger came across my work on Protect the Pope and later admitted to me that he had shared the prejudices and hostility towards Pope Benedict XVI. But as he read my rebuttals to the lies and disinformation being spread about the Holy Father, he began to change his mind. The day Pope Benedict landed in the UK this man realised that the Catholic Faith was true and that he wanted to become a Catholic."
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HerzMariae
Let's say a prayer for Gabriel and Ariel (seems they died, maybe preborn?). This is a small service to pay back Donnelly's merits
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Yes, our only children Gabriel and Ariel died before birth. Thank you for your prayers.
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Ave Maria...
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De Profundis
He is a true hero of the Faith (=confessor)
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Col. Buckshot
Thank-you for this interview!
+JMJ+
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Tesa
"The Church needs to be prophetically opposed to globalist institutions such as the EU and the UN which are both profoundly hostile to the Catholic Faith and the true good of humanity."
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Whatever you think of Deacon Donnelly, he is the only deacon I know of who publicly has the courage to say that Bergoglio is not fit to be a pope.
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O Maoleoin
Ecumenism,we all get along to get along.All are welcome in rhe Big Tent.Latin Mass,Nvus Ordo Mass ETC,
Donna Bethell
Getting along is not the objective. Only the salvation of souls is the proper goal. For this Christ was incarnated, taught us the Way to the Father, suffered and died, and rose to new life. "I came that they may have life and have it more abundantly." Salvation comes on God's terms, not ours.
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