Pentecost – The Birthday of the Catholic Church

WHITSUNTIDENo doubt there are some Catholics who remember the beautiful season known as Whitsuntide. This began with Pentecost, also known as Whit Sunday, followed by Whit Monday and Whit Tuesday. Certain beliefs and practices associated with this time, though not necessarily spiritual, had nonetheless the benefit of focussing attention on the significance of the entire season of Pentecost. This liturgical season is preceded in importance only by Easter and Christmas. Before the reform in the liturgical calendar, every Sunday was named as a Sunday after Pentecost – the time we … Read More

The Systematic Scandalising of Children

The Corruption of Children“But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh. (Matthew 18:6-7) In my last article, I mentioned that a lesbian … Read More

The United Nations is the Enemy of Humanity

UN pushing anti-Catholic agendaIt is time to bring the United Nations to an end. This corrupt and evil bureaucracy has outlived what little usefulness it once had. It costs taxpayers in every member-State a large fortune in direct subsidies each year, and a still larger fortune in the indirect costs of paying for “climate change” and other non-existent pseudo-emergencies. The true raison d’etre of the UN is not to serve those who pay for it, but to expand its anti-democratic … Read More

ALL authority has been given to ME.

‘In giving us his Son, his only definitive Word, God has spoke everything to us at once in his sole Word, and has no more to say’. (St John of the Cross 1542-1593) In recent times, there has been much discussion in The Irish Catholic around the topics of the tragic shootings in Christchurch, NZ to the views of Dr Oliver Rafferty SJ, of Boston College, concerning the continual demise of priestly vocations and the latest novelty to arrest that … Read More

Cardinal Burke, Bishop Schneider, proclaim the Truth anew.

Two Patrons of The Lumen Fidei Institute are amongst the signatories to a new ‘Declaration of the truths relating to some of the most common errors in the life of the Church of our time’. Cardinal Raymond Burke, a regular visitor to Ireland and the keynote speaker at many Catholic Voice conferences, including this year’s conference which will be held in the Limerick Strand Hotel on Saturday 23rd November, is a Patron of our Institute. Bishop Athanasius Schneider, another signatory … Read More

Abortion Regrets

We held a very successful conference in Limerick on Saturday 25th May, the first anniversary of the passage of Ireland’s ‘abortion’ referendum which allows the government to legislate for the termination of pregnancy without any restrictions. Due to the wording of the referendum, the Irish people no longer have a say in this matter as the government have freed themselves from the restrictions of our constitution. One of the key points that emerged for me from our conference last Saturday, … Read More

Operation Transformation

There is no point in getting religious at 3 AM and looking for a priest as you’re dying. It’s time to wise up, and give ourselves a good wakeup call and stop making excuses. We need to get serious about the souls of our spouses, children, and those entrusted to our pastoral care. The first soul to transform is our own. Let each of us give the example of lived faith. Make A Plan1) Holy Mass every Sunday and Holy … Read More

Exploiting Climate Fanatic Babes!

On the strongest of moral grounds, the Church ought to be vigorously outspoken in opposition to the indoctrination and exploitation of children for political ends. Yet when the Pope recently met a 16-year-old climate-fanatic schoolgirl he failed to express dismay that her teachers, in common with many at State schools throughout the West, had numbed her mind with relentless, half-baked, totalitarian propaganda about the imagined (and imaginary) evils of global warming and the supposed need to Save The Planet by … Read More

Calling Evil Good – Holles Street Hospital

Ireland’s National Maternity Hospital is in the news for all of the wrong reasons. The details that have emerged so far, say that a baby was aborted because a preliminary test showed up the possibility of Trisomy 18. The baby was aborted, and then subsequent test results showed no evidence of Trisomy 18. I was born in Holles Street Hospital. My youngest daughter was also born there because of a complicated pregnancy. My wife was in Holles Street for nine … Read More

Irish Government Body Promotes Flushing Human Remains Down Toilet.

The sheer determination of the Irish Government to normalise abortion has been revealed through the HSE website. Under a section on abortion titled, “pregnancy remains” the HSE state: ” If you have an abortion before 9 weeks of pregnancy, you can decide how to dispose of the remains. They can be flushed down the toilet or wrapped in tissue and disposed of as you wish. “ Here our government, through the Health Services Executive, is telling women that they can … Read More

Pope Pius XII – Neither Nazi Lover nor Jew Hater

Opening the Vatican ArchivesThe persisting rumours that Pope Pius XII was a Nazi-loving Jew-hater who culpably failed to speak out against Nazism during the Second World War are false. Now that the British 30-year rule forbidding intelligence matters to be revealed has expired as far as the events I shall describe are concerned, I am at last free to reveal how, by whom and why the Pope’s reputation was soiled. This question is topical again because a certain faction has … Read More

Mass Migration is a New Form of Slavery!

“My country has a Muslim majority. I think I know what I am talking about” “All the migrants who arrive in Europe are penned up, without work, without dignity…. Is that what the Church wants?” Cardinal Robert Sarah posed this question in an interview given to journalist Laurent Dandrieu on the 27th of March for the French conservative weekly magazine Valeurs Actuelle. “The Church,” Cardinal Sarah said, “cannot cooperate with this new form of slavery that mass migration has become.  … Read More

St Ambrose

Born c. 340 AD, Saint Ambrose came from a high ranking Roman patrician family. He received a classical education, and then engaged upon the civil career his father had planned for him. He enjoyed great success, rapidly rising through the ranks and becoming the Prefect of Milan, one of the most important posts in the Western Empire at that time. Despite a pious mother and sister, Ambrose himself was only a catechumen during the first 33 years of his life. … Read More

Is the Church Militant militant enough?

In this new, weekly column. I shall speak my mind plainly but with affection for all and hatred for none. You will find no challenges to your faith here. One either accepts that the Lord of Life is Who He said He was and that His Church is what He said she would be or one does not. I do. So there. Faith, as the Catechism says, is a supernatural gift of God, by which we are enabled to believe … Read More

Notre Dame Cathedral

Why cathedrals like Notre Dame are not a vainglorious extravagance During the Middle Ages, when all those mediaeval SUVs made the weather worldwide rather warmer than it is today, Notre Dame and the other great cathedrals of Europe were built. It had recently become fashionable in some circles to condemn these magnificent symphonies in stone as mere “ecclesiastical plant” – a vainglorious extravagance whose original building cost and subsequent maintenance costs would have been better deployed in feeding the poor. … Read More