This is me, Eccles

This is me, Eccles
This is me, Eccles

Saturday, 7 March 2015

ISIS and IRA unite against Cardinal Dolan

After Cardinal Dolan made the assertion that ISIS is to IRA as Muslim is to Catholic, both ISIS and the IRA have united in condemning his words.

Dolan and baby

A fascinated baby stares at a dummy.

Said Seamus O'Ballyclava of the IRA, "These words of Dolan's are despicable. We are a peace-loving organization that shoots people rather than decapitating them. What's more, all we want is a united Socialist Ireland, and we are not in the least interested in Catholicism."

Said Jihad Jimmy of ISIS, "These words of Dolan's are despicable. We are a religious army, similar to your own Salvation Army. We're not very good at shooting, so we throw people off the top of high buildings and remove their surplus heads. What's more, we are deeply religious Allah-fearing people, and we throw our shoes at Cardinal Dolan."

wellie throwing

"Here comes Dolan!" Three Irishmen adopt Islamic customs.


Said Seamus, "You know, Jimmy. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship between us. I think we could learn a lot from you. Tell us more about decapitation."

Said Jimmy, "Brother Seamus, you may be an infidel, but you're our sort of infidel! How can we get away with murder by becoming involved in a 'peace process'?"

stockbrokers in balaclavas

When terrorists become respectable.

Ecumenical negotiations continue.


  1. I doubt Cardinal Dolan knows much about the North of Ireland.

  2. If Dolan really believe the IRA are Catholic he needs not decapitation but a brain transplant - they are secularists, and anti-Catholic secularists at that. However, to be fair, I don't recall them ever selling twelve-year-old girls as sex slaves

  3. "the IRA are ..... anti-Catholic secularists "
    I'm certainly not disagreeing, as I'm American and know nothing about it, but that's the first time I've heard this claim -- could you tell me more about it, that the IRA was/is anti-Catholic?
    (Save the Liturgy, Save the World)

    1. The IRA has a long history of fighting for independence against the colonial rulers in Ireland, succeeding organisations of different names. Most members were Catholics and practising ones. After the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, the IRA was in a new situation within Northern Ireland as the Pro-Treaty side went into government in the newly-independent 26 counties in 1922. The IRA continued the resistance in the new Northern Ireland, where the descendants of the Presbyterian and Church of Ireland Scots and English settlers of the Elizabethan plantation of the early 17th century, were in a large majority. The IRA was of the native Irish and generally (practising) Catholic people. It was only in the 1970s and 1980s that the IRA became increasingly overrun by ideological socialism and the attendant anti-Catholicism. In 1970, there was a split and the "provisional" IRA kept up the military resistance against the government forces, whilst others went into left-wing politics. Sinn Fein, the political nationalist party that had up to then supported the continuing military fight against the UK state (seen as illegitimate in Ireland) became more and more socialist, progressivist and anti-Catholic after the 1998 Good Friday agreement, as it became the larger and more powerful of the two nationalist parties in the new era of "peace" and "shared government".

    2. Apparently, the IRA planned to blow up the canteen of the Game of Thrones studio in Northern Ireland.

      Sorry for your rose-tinted views -- but these are horridly violent criminals and terrorists.

  4. When ISIS kills, maims, beheads it is being faithful to the example and teaching of its sect founder Mohammed. When the IRA commits acts of violence and kills it does NOT imitate or follow the precepts of Christ.
    American Irish ! The is a famous ISIS song "If your Irish come in for some jihad there's bomb just there for you!"

  5. Regardless of whom Pope Francis would punch, I think we should guard ourselves against "harsh words" concerning our LGBT ISIS adulterous apostate brethren -- after all, who are we to judge those undeserving of a punch in the face ?

    Thank heavens that we have such clear spiritual direction in this time of turmoil !!!

  6. Reckless parent who would entrust their baby to the arms of a dummy.