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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

St Thomas Aquinas on Fortitude

It belongs to the virtue of fortitude to remove any obstacle that withdraws the will from following the reason. Now to be withdrawn from something difficult belongs to the notion of fear, which denotes withdrawal from an evil that entails difficulty… Hence fortitude is chiefly about fear of difficult things, which can withdraw the will from following the reason. And it behooves one not only firmly to bear the assault of these difficulties by restraining fear, but also moderately to … Read More

Courage Is The Virtue We Need

More Articles featuring the writings of St Thomas Aquinas can be found on ‘The Catholic Gentleman’ website. Goodness, patriotism, honesty and loyalty are losing their battles not by conflict, but by default. Those who are called to be defenders of what is right are not wounded in the battle, they flee. Courage has always been in the past the attribute of those who have faith; now the moral leaders become defenders only of the feeble. They are afraid to speak … Read More

The God-Hater’s Coup

The far Left, now in near-total control of schools, universities, civil service departments, the news media, electronic social media and much else, hate Christianity. Very nearly all the legislative measures taken worldwide in opposition to the moral teachings of the Church, have been taken by the totalitarian Left. The savagely murderous abortion law that has recently been enacted in Argentina is just the latest example. Unfortunately, even the Holy See is now under the influence of their faction. It was … Read More

I Am The Immaculate Conception

Extract from ‘Bernadette of Lourdes’ by Father Ralph SVD – 1948 (you can download an online copy of this book here) At The Rock Of MassabielleThe next day full of eagerness and anticipation, Bernadette went to the Rock of Massabielle — and she was not disappointed. The Beautiful Lady appeared and seemingly to make up for the trials of the day before, showered on Bernadette heavenly smiles and said to her: “Here I am… I have a secret to tell … Read More

Pharma Horrors Of Vaccine Development

(This article is available to download here as it appeared in Catholic Voice. Please feel free to print and share) As I begin this article it is looking likely that we will be unable to attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for Easter. We are once again witnessing the suppression of the practice of the Catholic Faith in Ireland and this time, it is more diabolical in that it is more deceptive as it is being done under the … Read More

Morally Mandatory Vaccines?

(This article is available to download here as it appeared in Catholic Voice. Please feel free to print and share) Are Catholics Obliged To Take Covid-19 Vaccines Regardless Of Their Origins? In what has now become a trademark for my articles can I please ask you yet again to pray for our Irish bishops. The laity have begun the year without access to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and our bishops seem to suggest that the answer to this … 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

What Is Truth?

(This article is available to download here as it appeared in Catholic Voice. Please feel free to print and share) What is Truth? This is a fundamental question, perhaps ‘the’ fundamental question. If we get the answer to this question wrong, then we will live our lives according to lies and untruths. When Pontius Pilate asks this question, Truth is standing before him in the person of Jesus Christ, the second person of the Holy Trinity. “Jesus said to him, … Read More

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