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St. Gregory the Great and his dove

St. Gregory the Great is one of the most remarkable figures in Ecclesiastical History. He had in many respects a tremendous influence on the doctrine, organisation, and discipline of the Catholic Church. The saint was born in Rome about 540 and died the 12th March 604. He was raised in a pious Patrician family, and as a young student so excelled in grammar, rhetoric and dialectic as to be thought foremost in these disciplines in Rome. He very likely studied … Read More

40 Days & 40 Nights for Life in Silverstream Priory

John Carlin writes about an important Pro Life prayer vigil which began on Ash Wednesday, 6th March 2019, and continues until Sunday 14th April 2019 – more Adorers are encouraged to sign up using the contact details at the end of this article. “Yes” side knew how to sell a lie.As we all know, abortion is a procedure that intentionally stops the heartbeat of one of our most vulnerable little brothers and sisters through an act of violence. People can … Read More

So, You think Ireland is a Democracy?

Many people in Ireland think that they live in a democracy. However, this is largely an illusion and a few simple examples will demonstrate that fact. Democracy is supposed to be a system of government whereby decisions made by the majority of the people are what is used to guide how a particular country, or society, or organisation is governed. This would be a very cumbersome form of government if every decision had to go to a vote, and so … Read More

The Demise of Catholic Education in Ireland

Dr Eanna Johnson presented his findings on the collapse of Catholic Education in Ireland at The Lumen Fidei Institute’s Spring conference at The Glenroyal Hotel in Maynooth, on 12th March, 2019. We are delighted to make a video of his talk available and we ask you to share this with other Catholic parents in Ireland who wonder whatever happened to the Irish education system. Dr Johnson’s talk looks at a brief time in the history of Catholic Education in Ireland … Read More

LENT: Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving

The greatest success the Evil One, the Father of Lies, has perpetrated in our time is to persuade the world that he does not exist. He is not some socio-psychological construct of the human psyche to represent our shared experience of evil. Rather, the devil is very real and his kingdom seems to be ever growing. The existence of the devil and his minions was not something so swiftly relegated to the realm of the imaginary in the minds of … Read More

The Interesting Case of Caroline Farrow

A Catholic journalist who appeared on British television with transgender campaigner, Susie Green, was recently contacted by police because she used a male pronoun to refer to Susie Green’s son Jack, who now goes by the name Jackie. Mrs Green, took her son to Thailand when he was fifteen years old and on his sixteenth birthday, he underwent an operation which mutilated his genitals. In Britain, there is a Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, but there is no corresponding law … Read More

St Athanasius

St. Athanasius, the great bishop of Alexandria and a Confessor and Doctor of the Church, was born between 296 and 298 in Alexandria, and died the 2nd May 373.  He is remembered as “the Father of Orthodoxy;” the greatest champion of Catholic belief on the subject of the Incarnation that the Church has ever known.  Gifted with a powerful character and intellect, his childhood education was that common to youths of a better class and included grammar, rhetoric, jurisprudence, and … Read More

Heaven & Earth are full of Your Glory

“Thou standest amid cherubim and seraphim and other exalted spirits of high rank.” Nurturing a sense of the supernatural Spiritual reality in times past, was nurtured by the Catholic environment. While most noticeably in churches, the sense of the supernatural also existed in the minds and hearts of the faithful.  It is hard to keep this in mind now when the secular world intrudes into the sacred, as it so often does. Churches, especially the newer buildings, no longer have … Read More

False Teaching on Human Sexuality is Child Abuse

During a hard hitting and sometimes shocking talk at The Lumen Fidei Institute’s Spring conference in Maynooth, John Smeaton, Director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, pointed out that many senior Catholic officials are co-operating with, and actively promoting, child abuse, in the name of false, ideologically driven ‘Relationships & Sexuality Education’ programmes in schools. In his closing statement Mr Smeaton said: “Sex education is not the solution to systematic child abuse and exploitation. Indeed, what the … Read More

Bring Him Home?

Leo Varadkar wants to allow captured ISIS terrorists to be brought back to Ireland! The Taoiseach is willing to risk the security of Irish people Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, speaking at the first EU-Arab League of States summit in Egypt in recent days, said that he would allow ISIS members captured abroad, who hold Irish citizenship, to be brought back to Ireland.  At best the Taoiseach is naïve and underestimates the threat these people would pose.  At worst he is willing … Read More

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