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A State of Unrest

Consultation process criticised. Another year starts and fire once again damages a hotel destined to become a direct provision centre in a rural Irish village. This time it is in Rooskey, Co Leitrim, where arson is the suspected cause of a blaze in the Shannon Key West Hotel on Thursday the 10th of January.  Up to 80 asylum seekers were to be accommodated there, it was first announced early last November. Another designated centre in Moville, Co Donegal, was seriously … 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

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

St Nicholas

ST. NICHOLAS, BISHOP OF MYRA AND CONFESSOR Divine Wisdom has willed that on the way which leads to the Messias, our great High Priest, there should be many pontiffs to pay Him the honour due to Him. Two Popes, St. Melchiades and St.Damasus; two holy doctors, St. Peter Chrysologus and St. Ambrose; two bishops,St. Nicholas and St. Eusebius; these are the glorious pontiffs who have been entrusted with the charge of preparing, by their prayers, the way of the Christian … 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

St Peter Chrysologus

SAINT PETER CHRYSOLOGUS BISHOP AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH 4th December The same divine Providence, which would not that the Church should be deprived of the consolation of keeping, during Advent, the feast of some of the apostles, who announced to the Gentiles the coming of the Messias, has also willed that the holy doctors, who defended the true faith against heretics, should be represented in this important season of the Catholic year. Two of them, Saint Ambrose and Saint … Read More

Practice During Advent

The Liturgical Year. If our holy mother the Church spends the time of Advent in this solemn preparation for the threefold coming of Jesus Christ; if, after the example of the prudent virgins, she keeps her lamp lit ready for the coming of the Bridegroom; we, being her members and her children, ought to enter into her spirit, and apply to ourselves this warning of our Saviour: ‘Let your loins be girt, and lamps burning in your hands, and ye … Read More

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