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 which shows how the systematic education in the Catholic Faith collapsed after the Second Vatican Council. Those with responsibility for ensuring that what was taught in Catholic schools was authentically Catholic, failed Catholic parents and betrayed their trust.

The legislation to allow for the first time on Irish soil and in Irish Catholic Hospitals, the killing of innocent human beings in their mother’s wombs, is just one sad consequence of this failure. Those children who should have been properly educated in the Catholic Faith, but who were instead subjected to the corrupt and, in places, depraved Alive-O programme, voted to allow the killing in their droves. 88% of them according to an RTE exit poll on referendum day, most of whom were educated in Irish schools.

We must never give up hope, but we must form a strong and uncompromising Catholic resistance movement to re-kindle the Catholic faith in Ireland.

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power, and of love, and of sobriety. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but labour with the gospel, according to the power of God, Who hath delivered us and called us by his holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world. (2 Timothy 1:7-10)