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PRO FIDE ET PATRIA:

PRO FIDE ET PATRIA: A USELESS TITLE OR ONE WITH WHICH TO LIVE BY? What Is A Motto?Mottos are creatures which, on the face of it, may seem anachronistic to the sophisticates of the 21st Century; something that sums up all that has been wrong with Western society and has therefore no place, except that they convey the only version now acceptable: ME, ME, ME! That no doubt is a very cynical view to take, however, mottos are important as … 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

Who Then Can Trust Their Doctor?

The news which The Sunday Times (Jan 27th) carried on its banner title that a TD had been denied Holy Communion due to his decision to vote not only for the killing of the unborn, but with the equal rejection of pro-life amendments requested by eleven TD’s, asks that an uneasy question has to be raised with regards to what we have rapidly become. In her excellent letter (Nov 23rd) Fiona Larmon listed the demands which Deputy Tobin and his … Read More

Beware the Beginnings

Peter Hayes relates the story of how, following their grasp of power in 1933, Nazi thugs invaded the buildings of the National Association of German Industries, owned by Gustav Krupp, determined to get rid of Jews or other unmentionables. Of course, Krupp went to Hitler complaining at such unbecoming behaviour, but he was put in his place when the Fuhrer replied it was not his intention to curb the enthusiasm of the people in their vision for a brighter, better … Read More