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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

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

What youth really need today

In this article from the Catholic World Report, Fr Nicholas Gregoris looks at what young people need and at some of the responses they are given by the Church and the world. He says, “Teens are hormonal. Hormones, like feelings and emotions, mutate—and do so frequently. They are unreliable measuring sticks of goodness, truth and beauty.  The Church, on the other hand, is by her very nature “conservative.” The “Magisterium” preserves (“conserves”) the unchanging “Depositum Fidei” (Deposit of Faith) and … Read More

Maynooth: “cesspool of liberal theology and heterodoxy”

Former seminary priest speaks out on homosexual subculture and exposes the Irish McCarrick Following the dark revelations of the McCarrick scandal, former seminary formator, Father David Marsden, decided it was time to go public on the real reason he resigned from Maynooth and why he remains deeply concerned about the presence of a powerful gay subculture in the national seminary. Referendum a forbidden topic The year is 2015 and debate in Ireland is dominated by the State’s plan to change … Read More

Vocations Crisis in Ireland

Do not expect the young Catholic men of this country to commit their lives to anything less than the fullness of truth!Ignoring the CrisisAs news circulated earlier this year about the Irish Bishops’ departure for their ad limina visit to Pope Francis, one of the most prominent stories was that they would not be proposing that Pope Francis readmit to the priesthood men who had left ministry to marry. The Irish Catholic newspaper reported (12/01) that the bishops had discussed … Read More

Maynooth – a crisis in Spiritual Formation

I Will Give You ShepherdsIn March 1992 – almost twenty-five years ago – Pope Saint John Paul II issued his Post-Synodal Exhoration Pastores Dabo Vobis (I Will Give You Shepherds), on the formation of priests. In this document, which has become the point of reference with regard to priestly formation since the Second Vatican Council, Pope John Paul refers to four areas of priestly formation, namely human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral formation. While the Pope stated that the work of … Read More