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Marriage in Sacred Scripture

First published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland in December 2013 The Notion of Marriage is Undermined In the first article I noted that western civilisation has collapsed due in no small part to the ongoing collapse of marriage.  The traditional understanding of marriage has been seriously undermined in our society to such an extent that most people in western society, including many if not most, Catholics, now see marriage as a romantic sexual relationship where two people, regardless of sex, … Read More

Vatican-sponsored “youth” event, a Mixed Bag

Reflections on the Meeting of Young People with the Pope and the Synod Fathers in the Paul VI Audience Hall (Vatican City, Saturday, October 6, 2018) Fr Nicholas Gregoris Amidst the downfalls of pouring rain on Saturday here in Rome, the Pope gathered with young people and the Synod Fathers in the dry confines of the Sala Nervi, also known as the Paul VI Audience Hall inside the Vatican City State. The Pope entered the vast Hall and made his … Read More

The Islamisation of Europe

Iben Thranholm , Theologian and Journalist, Talks to Anne Keeling About Islam Part 1 of a 2 Part Interview with Anne Keeling. (Read Part 2 Here)   The biggest problem: lack of faith Iben Thanholm is generous with her time and in sharing her knowledge with Catholic Voice readers on a topic that exercises many in Europe today and on which she holds unique ideas, that of the Islamisation of Europe.  She is currently writing a book on this subject, … Read More

French President Insults African Mothers of Large Families

French President Emmanuel Macron has insulted African women who have large families.       by James Risdon – Lifesitenews He is being called out by one group for “racism.” Macron made his comments at a Goalkeepers event in the shadow of the United Nations in New York. That’s an event hosted by tech giant Bill Gates and his wife Melinda’s pro-abortion and pro-contraception Gates Foundation, in late September. “One of the critical issues we have regarding the African demography is the fact … Read More

Marriage Articles

I began writing articles on Marriage for the fortnightly ‘Catholic Voice’ newspaper in Ireland in December 2013. At some stage I hope to incorporate most of those articles into a book. For now, I will begin to re-publish those articles here on The Lumen Fidei Institute website. They are a great source for those who seek to learn about Catholic Teaching on Marriage and Family life. What follows is the first article I had published. ARTICLE 1 First Published in … Read More

What youth really need today

In this article from the Catholic World Report, Fr Nicholas Gregoris looks at what young people need and at some of the responses they are given by the Church and the world. He says, “Teens are hormonal. Hormones, like feelings and emotions, mutate—and do so frequently. They are unreliable measuring sticks of goodness, truth and beauty.  The Church, on the other hand, is by her very nature “conservative.” The “Magisterium” preserves (“conserves”) the unchanging “Depositum Fidei” (Deposit of Faith) and … Read More

Independent TD Calls Tax Funded Abortion Unethical

IRISH TAXPAYERS DID NOT VOTE TO FUND ABORTION says Carol Nolan, Independent Offaly TD “Public funding of abortion is a gross misuse of taxpayer’s money,” says Carol Nolan, former Sinn Fein and now Independent Offaly TD. Irish people did not vote to fund abortion. Party leaders are betraying their grass root supporters in agreeing to spend taxpayer’s money in this way. Will there be a conscience vote for the withholding of tax by those taxpayers who do not want to … Read More

The Eucharistic Fast

Christ’s boundless Charity “The proof of His boundless charity that Christ the Lord left to his Bride the Church, namely, the inexpressible and supreme gift of the Eucharist, requires us to deepen our appreciation of this great mystery and to share ever more fully in Its saving power. Accordingly, the Church, in its pastoral zeal and care, has repeatedly made practical laws and timely statements of doctrine aimed at furthering devotion toward the Eucharist, the summit and centre of Christian worship”. (Immensae Caritatis 1973, Sacred … Read More