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Coercive Sex-Ed in Irish Catholic Schools

Please Contact Your TD to Oppose Coercive Sex Education: A private members bill was introduced into Dáil Éireann by Paul Murphy of ‘People Before Profit’ on March 28th 2018. The Bill seeks ” to guarantee the right of students to receive factual and objective relationships and sexuality education without regard to the characteristic spirit of the school.”. In other words, they seek to legally impose an RSE programme which contradicts the ethos of Catholic schools. Mr Murphy, in introducing the … Read More

The Media, the politician and Lumen Fidei

Yesterday, I briefly appeared on RTE Six One News in connection with the Josepha Madigan invite to speak at Mother Catherine McCauley’s first foundation. The Sisters of Mercy have withdrawn the use of the Mercy International Centre from the ‘We Are Church’ organisation and Josepha Madigan will not be speaking at this venue, thanks be to God. In her letter to ‘We Are Church’, Sister Mary Reynolds claimed that “to ignore the opposition being expressed would put Mercy International at … Read More

The Lumen Fidei Roadshow 2019

This March sees the beginning of our ‘Lumen Fidei Roadshow’ where we will host a series of meetings around the country to promote the teachings of the Catholic Church and to encourage faithful Catholics to stand and resist the growing secular culture that threatens to engulf Ireland. 2018 was a year of ignominy for Ireland and her people. Legislation was enacted, with the help of corrupt politicians, which allows for the killing of certain innocent human beings in their mother’s … Read More

The Lumen Fidei Institute – Spring Conference

A Clarion Call To Our Bishops From The Catholic Faithful of Ireland The Lumen Fidei Institute Spring Conference Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Tuesday 12th March, 2019. 9.30am to 6.00pm   The Lumen Fidei Institute sent a letter to each of the twenty-five bishops in Ireland last September, to highlight our concerns over the promotion of the LGBT agenda in our Catholic schools and the damage that this will do to children who are educated in these Catholic schools. Seventy-two percent of … Read More

Josepha Madigan TD and The Mercy Sisters (updated)

(Update 21/01/19) Some people have been in contact with the International Mercy Centre on Baggot Street and the update is that Josepha Madigan will no longer be speaking there. Thanks be to God, let us pray for Josepha’s conversion. Ave Maria… ——- In 1827, the Venerable Sister Catherine McCauley opened the House of Mercy in Baggot street in Dublin. She would go on to found the congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in 1831. A committed Catholic, Sister McAuley desired … Read More

Defending Catholic Families & Catholic Children

On Saturday 12 January 2019, John Lacken delivered a talk at a family conference organised by the Roundtower Association in Galway. You can view a video featuring excerpts from that talk above. The full talk is also available to view here. Defending the Catholic Family John Lacken – Saturday 12th January 2019 – Galway In the discussion after the conference the attention of parents was drawn to a Bill that is currently making its way through the Irish legislature. Most … Read More

The Media, the Archbishop & the Politician

On 29th December last, an article appeared in the Irish Daily Mail by Emma Jane Hade, under the heading ‘Josepha Madigan says her faith is ‘strong’ despite her liberal politics’. It is interesting to look at this article as an example of how the main stream media uses propaganda to influence public opinion in Ireland. The article tells us that Josepha is a ‘devout Catholic’ with a strong Catholic faith. We also learn that Josepha led the successful campaign for … Read More

Marriage According to St Peter

We have seen that ‘Dei Verbum ‘says “the interpreter of Sacred Scripture, in order to see clearly what God wanted to communicate to us, should carefully investigate what meaning the sacred writers really intended, and what God wanted to manifest by means of their words.”  With this in mind let us have alook at St Peter’s thoughts on how Catholic husbands and wives should behave. It is interesting to remember that St Peter himself was married so he speaks from … Read More

Marriage – Scripture – Dei Verbum

Marriage in Scripture Christ, in the Gospels, laid down the essential foundations for marriage without which marriages cannot validly take place. Marriage must be between one man and one woman, they must be open to life and freely co-operate with God in the gift of procreation which is the primary end of marriage. The marriage is for life and no man may put it asunder and those wishing to marry must be free to marry; that is, free from impediment … Read More

Marriage v Virginity

Marriage a gift from God – The Church’s Understanding through Scripture. We have seen how Christ dispensed with the concession permitting divorce which was given by Moses.  We also know that Moses gave this concession on account of the hardness of men’s hearts.  Does this mean that with the arrival of Christ men became softer of heart? The crucifixion clearly shows that men were still very much hard of heart but interestingly, the reaction of the disciples to Christ’s re-establishment … Read More

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