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Mammy – by Christy Bracken

Mammy Mammy I’m your baby,Hug me and caress me,Nourish and protect me,‘Cause Mammy I’m your baby. I want to look into your eyes,When you tuck me into bed at night,Smile and kiss you tenderly,‘Cause Mammy I’m your baby. They try to tell you I’m not real,But deep down I know you feel,Me wriggle ‘round inside of you,Mammy that’s what babies do. I want to watch the flowers grow,The mountains tall all white with snow,Run and jump into the sea,You running, … Read More

Is Joe Biden Catholic

Say what you like about Donald Trump, he was the most Catholic-friendly President whom the United States has ever loved to hate. The heart of the message of the Lord of Life is love, and it is the antithesis of love to take the life of another, particularly where the victim is an innocent unborn child. Hear Psalm 139, in the sweet rhythms of the Bible – For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s … Read More

Holy Communion and Abortion

Many Catholics and also non-Catholics who, while they do not embrace the Catholic faith, respect the Catholic Church for her teaching regarding faith and morals, have asked me how it is possible for Catholics to receive Holy Communion, while at the same time they publicly and obstinately promote programs, policies and legislation in direct violation of the moral law. In particular, they ask how Catholic politicians and civil officials who publicly and obstinately defend and promote the practice of abortion … Read More

Brain Death: What Catholics Should Know

By Dr. Doyen Nguyen and Dr. Joseph M. Eble This article was first published in the American Homiletic & Pastoral Review on March 12th 2021. It is written in the hope of helping Catholics to understand the dangerous nature of ‘brain-death’ definitions which seek to make it easier to harvest organs for transplant. Brain death (BD), the declaration of death by neurological criteria, is an established medicolegal practice in the USA and many countries worldwide. In 1968, the Harvard Medical … Read More

Ireland’s New Religion

(This article is available to download here as it appeared in Catholic Voice. Please feel free to print and share) Let us continue to pray earnestly for our Irish bishops as the evidence continues to grow of a renewed persecution of the Catholic Church in Ireland, the like of which has not been since the Penal times. Although not yet violent, the signs are beginning to emerge that dissent from the new secular religion will not be tolerated for much … Read More

Promoting ‘Choice’ Leads to Killing.

Falling on Deaf Ears:Last September, I commented upon the fact that the Belfast newspaper, The Irish News has lost its way in that, while it still offers the reader the comfort that it is pro nationalist and “catholic” in its outlook and news identification of “Pro fide et Patria”, it saw fit to accept advertising revenue from the Belfast Fertility Clinic under its caption: “We make Mums!”  This identification with the evil that is IVF is a clear renunciation with … Read More

Abortion: The Deceit of the Century

James M Bourke reflects on his new book and explains what motivated him to write a book about the obscenity of abortion. Reflections on the Abortion Issue in Ireland:My monograph, Reflections on the Abortion Issue in Ireland was launched in Limerick on 23rd November, 2019 at the Annual Conference of the Catholic Voice newspaper. It consists of 12 critical essays which tell the story of how abortion was legalised in Ireland. It is not a very edifying story. In fact, … Read More

Tafida: The Cult of Death and the Instinct of Compassion

Tafida Raqeeb, a child of just 5, has a grave illness that requires life-support. Her devoted parents, who love Tafida, rightly see it as their duty to give her the chance of a normal life if that is possible. They want to fly her from London to a children’s hospital in Genoa, where Italian doctors think they will be able to treat Tafida successfully. However, the Health Trust that administers St Bartholomew’s Hospital, one of the world’s foremost teaching hospitals, … Read More

Bernie Smyth – Precious – Life Northern Ireland

The current situation as regards abortion in Northern Ireland is very serious. On 18th July this year, the UK parliament voted to extend both abortion and ‘same-sex marriage’ legislation to Northern Ireland despite the fact that this a breach of the devolution settlement governing Northern Ireland. Once again we see countries who claim to support democracy, undermining democracy. We have seen this same totalitarian attitude down South where Leo Varadkar has consistently tried to place obstacles in the way of … Read More

When Aslan Fought Euthanasia

Bl. Clemens Von Galen (1878 – 1946)Born into a noble German family in Westphalia in 1878, Clemens Von Galen could have led a privileged life. However, after successful university studies, he felt called to the priesthood and was ordained. Working in parishes in Berlin, he was noted for his simple lifestyle, pastoral zeal, clear preaching and a generous love of the poor. He went on to become parish priest of St Lambert’s church in the beautiful city of Munster, in … Read More

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