Catholics in Ireland worship a “holy head”

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.

12 thoughts on “Catholics in Ireland worship a “holy head”

  1. This headless worshipping is horrendous. I’ve never seen anything like it. I simply have never thought how deep the catholic atrocities lay.

    Do the Catholics think that this is how they will get to heaven? It is time for them to wake up, because our Messiah is near. Bible verse John 14:6 is clear: Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

    2 Peter 3 verse 9 says:The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

    Our King really is merciful. Though our world is filled with atrocities like this, one can still repent and ask Christ for forgiveness.

  2. I am speechless!!

    This has to be the worst thing I have ever seen! This rotten disgusting filthy head being carried and worshipped is BEYOND MY UNDERSTANDING.

    Lord Jesus come soon-and as far as the Catholics who worship this demonic THING- the bible says to you-“come out of her my people”. Its not too late!!

    1. I’ m speechless that you guys believe in this stupid blog sight??? No research, no source, no credible truth, or objective history??? Just a bunch of pictures and writing of opinion!!

      Christians from the earliest centuries of the Church have expressed their communion with those who have died by praying for the dead.

      Inscriptions in the Roman catacombs indicate that the early Christians honored and prayed for their deceased relatives and friends.

      Tertullian (211)
      Wrote that Christians offered prayer and the Eucharist for the deceased on the anniversaries of their death.
      St. Augustine (354 – 430)
      Neither are the souls of the pious dead separated from the Church, which even now is the Kingdom of Christ. Otherwise there would be no remembrance of them at the altar of God in the communication of the Body of Christ.
      It is not uncommon that non-believers see the Roman Catholic devotion to the Saints and the dead in general as falling under the prohibition of necrology as found in the Hebrew Scriptures. These people are not aware of the New Life of the Christian who has been called out of this life. They are not dead, but alive!

      Rom 6:3-4
      Or are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life.
      Col 2:12
      You were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.
      The early Christians, in praying for their dead were expressing their belief that departed brothers and sisters underwent a purification after death (“purgatory”). Their prayers were prayers that God would have mercy on them during this time of healing and purification.

      Many people who do not share the Catholic Christian faith life have difficulty with the appearance that in their prayers, Catholics appear to pray to the Saints, to Mary, as one prays to God. This “praying to” appears to them to indicate a worship of the Saint as if giving to the Saint or Mary what is due to God alone.

      However, earliest Christianity has always defined prayer as conversation, as in conversation with God. Conversation, as any other act of communication ( e.g., talking, conversation, yelling, etc.), requires a sign of the direction of the communication: one talks to someone, communicates with someone, prays to someone, converses with someone, yells at someone, etc. Hence, praying to God, a Saint, the Virgin Mary indicates simply the direction of prayer communication. It is more a matter of grammar and understanding communication than acknowledging the worship of the receiver.

      From the earliest of Church Councils (the Council of Rome, 993; defined by the Council of Trent) the distinction was made between worship and honor. Catholics believe that worship is due to God alone. Catholics honor those saints who have gone before us as a sign of faith and victory in living the Christian life.

      1. The quote about Turtullian (211) is very near the age of the rising of the Catholic church….which is not the church that Jesus started. the RCC is man made. No it did not start with Peter. More on that later.

        “Saint” Augustine (354-430) was IN the RCC and so you cannot say he is a good source. Of course he would agree with the RCC. This is not siting history, but choosing whom you believe already and then quoting them.

        The Romans and Colosians scripture you quoted have nothing to do with a physical death. They speak of dying to our sinful nature when we choose Jesus as our Lord and Savior. The physical baptism (literally immersion) is a symbol and an obedience of this “death”. None of it has to do with physically dead people.

        “Early christians….praying to their dead bretheren” were disobeying the Word of God. Purgatory is not biblical. It is from one of the 5 books the RCC ADDED to God’s Word. Those books are historically inaccurate and contradict other scripture. So this statement is invalid.

        When you say prayer is conversation then attempt to explain that a Catholic can talk to a dead person, is actually saying you are using witchcraft to communicat with the dead. This idea comes from those 5 added books which are not God’s Word.

        The “church consels” you speak of are not Church at all. They are the man made religion that crates rules and laws in order to control a person.

        There are many Catholic believers who are true to Christ. However, the acts like these mentioned above are sin and contradict scripture. You have been taught your whole life to fully trust the “Church”, yet this group is made of fallible men.

        Ill finish up with the Peter issue. The verses used by the RCC about Peter being the first pope is when Jesus asks the apostles who they think he is. There are a couple relplies but Peter finally replies correctly saying “you are the son of God”. Jesus replies “and you are Peter (small rock) and on this rock (a large rock called a cornerstone) I shall build my Church. Jesus acknowledged Peter then went on to speak of Himself as the cornerstone used to be the foundation of the Church he was building with living stones: people. Peter is translated ” small rock”. The second word rock used in the same sentence is translated “large rock or cornerstone”. There are several scriptures refering to Jesus as the cornerstone. This word rock is not refering to Peter at all. So the whole basis of the Catholic church has been crushed in this one explaination of the true meaning of the two different words rock. This does not reflect poorly on God’s Word but on humans who do not read in context the original languages then translate properly into English. We get better at this all the time, but there is more work to do.

  3. Parading skeletal remains is an act of perversity. No matter how the RCC or “her” apologists spin it, it is still grotesque and not something that true followers of Christ would do. God says that His “last enemy is death”—why would any who love Him want to glorify death in this way? What would really honor dead believers is to keep their remains buried until the Lord raises them “on the Last Day”.

    It should be further noted that God said the Israelites were to be considered unclean for the rest of the day when they handled dead bodies —-even in burying them. How could anyone who knew the Old Testament at all think this was a good idea? The pagans always had rituals involving doing grotesque things with the dead bodies of their enemies—including parading their decapitated heads through the streets. What are we to think? That the RCC considers these dead saints their enemies? Really?

  4. Protestants murdered Catholics by the thousands during their revolt against the Church. They in turn spew lies because the bottom line of protestantism is that a person’s individual opinion is better than men who God Himself left to care for His Church.

    This is why your children will grow atheists, and if your “church” hadn’t splintered into thousands of denominations, they would eventually disappear.

    Meanwhile, we “bone-worshipping Catholics” will still exist. One by one, homosexuals and atheists will indoctrinate your children, and will even become your ministers.

    You all have betrayed God by Protesting His Church and His Vicar, You have betrayed like Judas by allowing divorce and remarriage, by subtracting the Scriptures, by denying the Sacraments, by erroneous interpretation of Scripture, and by denying the communion of saints.


    1. History does not show protestants killing catholics while leaving that system. This the lie. And history does show the RCC murdering those who tried to leave the system or speak out against it. This is fact.

      All these ideas you have about veration of the dead, praying to “saints” and mary are from 5 books that are not God’s Word and are inaccurate historically. Those 5 books the RCC ADDED to scripture after they officially formed around 325 AD. There was no RCC before that. Those 5 books contradict all other scripture.

      You are just used to what they say. You cant see clearly until you take of your RCC glasses and read God’s Word anew.

  5. Tifani, you haven’t a clue. I’m not going to write out the history of Ireland on here, but a very evil PROTESTANT called oliver cromwell, murdered 3000 of my family and ancestors in the town (Droheda) where that head is “worshipped”, simply because they were Catholic. That head belongs to a Catholic who was martyred for Jesus Christ, for the Catholic people, and for Ireland, so please forgive us for giving a shit about what is left of his body. He is not a god, he does not replace Jesus Christ, he merely represents him. I cant see Rihanna or Kim Kardashian ever martyring themselves for their god or country, yet people like you worship them every day.

    1. Dear Dave.

      Shalom and love in Jesus.

      I do understand your pain. Many people have, and are misusing the name of Jesus. One wrong do not make another right. The Anglican Church is no way better than the Roman Catholic. Horribel crimes were made against the Irish people.

    2. I am not Protestant. I do not condone what this man Oliver Cromwell did. And it is one man. One man could not individually murder 3000 people. He had help. Murder is murder. It is wrong on all accounts. I do not support him.

      However Catholics today still support the system that did murder people for leaving them and speaking out against them. They are a part of the reason we have the 1st Amendment- freedom of religion!

      I dont care a thing about the celebrities you named. and you ASSUMED and ACCUSED, like in immature child, that I worship them. How did this thought occur in your head? You are offended. That’s how. You’re feelings got hurt. So you lash out. That is immature. You also do not acknowledge the evil that the RCC system has done. You ignore it. You still ignore it when the current leader says Muslim immigrants are like Jesus. what a lie!! He also said many paths lead to God. Another lie. God’s Word and His Holy Spirit are all we need. We do not need a bunch of men telling us what scripture means. That is the job of the Holy Spirit.

      just to clarify, not all leaders in the RCC are evil. Some were and some are. and those need to be dealt with. You are so steeped in man’s tradition you are blind to evil and call it good.

  6. Wake up you imbeciles. While you fight amongst yourselves, invaders are capitalizing upon your folly and triumphing while laying waste to Europe.

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