The bones of St. Oliver is carried on the shoulders of Catholics in Ireland on 1st of July. The head of the saint is kept at the altar of the church at Drogheda.

Irish men parade the “Holy bones” of “saint Oliver” on their shoulders. The man on the left has a skull on his chest.

The “preserved” head of “St.Oliver Plunkett” is kept at the altar in St Peter’s, Church in Drogheda in Ireland.

The sight of an altar with a skull in its center is another example of the pagan practice of Roman Catholics worshiping the dead. Because if an altar in a Church is not meant to be the center of worship, there is no such place.

A headless saint in Ireland, adored with candled at the alter of St. Peters Church.

The Catholic faithful do come in front to this altar, and light candles to adore and venerate the skull.

St. Oliver is a former Archbishop

Who is Oliver Plunkett?

He was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh in Ireland, and the primate of all Ireland. He lived from 1st of November 1625, to 1st of July 1681. Plunkett was beatified in 1920 and canonised in 1975, the first new Irish saint for almost seven hundred years.

Lets read from the official Catholic website:

Oliver Plunkett was beatified in 1920 and canonized in 1975. In 1979, Pope John Paul II venerated the relic of St Oliver Plunkett during the Drogheda part of his Papal visit to Ireland.

The Feast of St Oliver Plunkett occurs annually on the anniversary of his death, 1st July. Special celebrations are held each year on this date in Drogheda. A procession of the Saint’s relic is made from Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Hardman’s Gardens to the Church of St Peter, West Street. A Mass in honor of St Oliver Plunkett is held in St Peter’s Church on the last Friday of each month at 7.30 pm.

Link to the website of the parade with photo of the festival made to honor this saint.

The head of Oliver seen at the center, just in front of the altar.
The Church in Ireland who keep a headless saint in the center.
The night vision of a skull at the alter of a place of worship
St. Peter’s Church in Drogheda in Ireland.

What does the Bible say in regards to lightening of candles in front of skulls, and claimed to be Christians who carries human remains and bones on their shoulders?

Deuteronomy 4:16
so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman.

Catholics carrying the bones of a claimed to be holy bishop Oliver on their shoulders.
The bones of Oliver is carried into the Church to be adored and venerated.

Isaiah 19:3
The Egyptians will lose heart, and I will bring their plans to nothing; they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead, the mediums and the spiritists.

Isaiah 8:18-21
Here am I, and the children the LORD has given me. We are signs and symbols in Israel from the LORD Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion.
When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God.

This head of Oliver can not speak, neither save it self if it falls down.

Romans 1:24-26

Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

What do the Catholic leadership say about the head at this altar?

Canon Jim Carrol worshiped in front of the Head.

This is a statement of Canon Jim Carroll, recorded on

Many times I came here as a youngster,  during times of youthful trauma, I came here to the head of Oliver to kneel humbly and to pray.

Ezekiel 43:9
Now let them put away from me their prostitution and the lifeless idols of their kings, and I will live among them forever.

1 Peter 4:3
For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.