“But it is only a woman” – Islam and Women

Women have historically suffered discrimination and ill-treatment to some degree and that is an unfortunate fact. But modern civilised societies in the developed world have safeguards to protect them and laws to treat them as equals. When it comes to categorically victimising and degrading women, however, there is no system more effective than Islam. While countries vary in their extremes, the treatment of women in certain Islamic societies, by and large, is highly objectionable and deeply concerning. Wife-beating, polygamy, child … Read More

Understanding Islam and Dhimmitude

“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, [even if they are] of the People of the Book, until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”   Protected or subdued? The above verse (Koran 9.29) refers to the jizya – the special “protection” tax which non-Muslims must pay for themselves and their property in … Read More

Our government wants to legalise the killing of certain innocent children. We, as Catholics, have a duty to stop this!

Although most people are blissfully unaware of it, the week of Friday 19th January 2018, was one of the darkest and most evil weeks in the history of the Irish nation. Grown men and women, many of them parents of children, all of them elected representatives, stood up in the Irish parliament chamber one after the other, to outline the conditions under which they believed that certain human beings, members of our nation, should be allowed to be put to … Read More

The time to come to defend our children from the predators who seek their destruction

Bishop ignores the serious problems within his diocese This week, I would like to thank those of you who have written to Bishop Raymond Browne, the Bishop of Kerry, regarding the promotion of the LGBT agenda to the youth of his diocese. I would also like to encourage more of you to get in contact with him. Bishop Browne has responded by saying: “Be assured that the diocese and I uphold fully the Church’s teaching on sexuality. We seek as … Read More

Inappropriate “Speech” at Knock Novena

by Anne Keeling Are celebrities now our spiritual guides? On Wednesday the 16th of August, during the annual Knock Novena, RTE TV sports broadcaster Marty Morrissey was the invited “speaker” at the afternoon and evening Solemn Novena Mass in the Basilica. Odd choice? Certainly. A layman for starters, and, as he confessed himself in his opening few words, no Holy Joe. In fact he went on to say that he was “no Holy Marty”. This coyly irreverent pun was the … Read More

Building a Movement

The Time Has Come. – At the time of writing this article, it is the feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Myself and Anthony Murphy have completed our inaugural ‘tour’ of Ireland with a conference in Sligo on Friday 16th June. We have been to Donegal, Belfast, and Derry up in the geographical North of Ireland. We have visited Waterford, Kerry and Cork way down in the South. We have visited Dublin on the East coast and we … Read More