Article 79 – Marriage! – The Virtue of Hope
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Pray for Vocations

The brother of the young eighteen year old American lady, whom I wrote about recently, arrived for a visit with our family on New Year’s day to join his sister. His name is Joe and he is in his early twenties. Joe feels a certain call to serve God as a priest but he not certain about this just yet. Please pray to help him to discern if indeed he is called to serve God as a priest. Last week, these young people returned to America. Gianna, the young lady, had been with us for nine weeks in total.… Read the rest

Article 76 – Advent – Modesty – Preparation
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The Season of Advent

As we enter the season of Advent, where we look forward not only to the coming of Christ’s birthday, but also to His second coming, we are reminded that this is a time of preparation. Primarily, preparation of our souls so that we are ready to meet Christ if he should choose to come at this time and so that we are in a state of perpetual readiness for our own death. I tell my children that it doesn’t matter how they die, or when they die, or where they die, or what they die of. The only thing that matters is that they are in a state of grace when that moment arrives as it inevitably will for all of us.… Read the rest

Article 75 – The Irish Minister for Health should Resign
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The Killing of Terminally ill Children

In my last article, I mentioned the importance of precision in the use of language, so as to avoid confusion. Today I want to take a quick break from Pope Pius XII’s allocution to midwives in order to emphasise the same point about language with regard to something more current in Irish society. There are some in Ireland today who favour putting terminally sick children to death if they are not yet born, and if their little lives could be perceived as greatly inconveniencing their parents. Now of course this is not how they describe what they are proposing, because killing sick children is abhorrent to any right minded person.… Read the rest

Hibernation
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I realise that things have been very quiet on this site of late and that I haven’t posted anything since November 13th last year. It has been a busy time with two conferences, one in Kerry in December and one in Cork at the beginning of this month. I hope to upload that particular talk in the near future. This talk seems to some to be a little controversial because I am asking questions, and hoping that all those involved in pro-life work in this country, will also ask themselves a few pertinent questions about what exactly in means to be pro-life and how our Catholic faith should have a bearing on how we approach this important work.… Read the rest

Change of Venue for Saturday 1st October 2016
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The mini conference on Saturday 1st October featuring Olivia Connolly, Anthony Murphy and myself had to be moved from the Leopardstown Venue due to unforseen circumstances.

The talk will now be held in the St John Vianney Church Hall, Ardlea Road, Dublin 5

Beginning at 2.00pm with the recitation of the Most Holy Rosary.  Followed by

Olivia Connolly speaking about the new age Earth Movement which is infiltrating parishes and schools.

Anthony Murphy will speak about building a Catholic resistance movement

I will give a talk titled Parent Awake! -Protect your Children

All are welcome. No pre registration necessary

God bless

John… Read the rest

Save the Catholic Family, Save Society
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This talk was broadcast on Radio Maria Ireland on Friday 2nd September 2016

It continues to look at the fact that Irish people no longer desire to marry young. it looks at the address of Pope Pius XII in 1947 to Women titled “Papal Directives for the Woman of Today:”

You can get a transcript HERE

You can listen to the show HERE

This talk stresses the importance of the Traditional Catholic Family.

It calls into question the tactics of those Catholic pro-life organisations who seek to gain a pro-life victory using solely secular arguments and who deliberately prohibit the use of religious imagery such as that of Our Lady of Guadalupe from being used at pro-life rallys. … Read the rest

Online Shop Closes
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Unfortunately I have had to close both my shop in Knock and my online shop due to a lack of business and also because I want to concentrate on promoting the Traditional Catholic Family through Legio Sanctae Familiae – The Legion of the Holy Family

Crest-for-Blog-Post

If you would like to make a donation to this work please contact me using the ‘get in touch’ link and I will send on the necessary details.

Many thanks to everyone who purchased some of the beautiful artwork either from the shop in Knock or here from the website.

May God bless you

John… Read the rest

Rome Life Forum
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I am leaving today for the Rome Life Forum conference, organised by Voice of the Family

The programme is as follows

FRIDAY 6th MAY
8.00 Holy Mass (St Peter’s Basilica, altar of St Pius X)
8.45 Registration and coffee at Hotel Columbus
9.30 Introduction
9.45 Prof. Roberto de Mattei (Lepanto Foundation) – The Current Crisis in the Context of Church History
10.45 Matthew McCusker (Voice of the Family) – Aftermath of the Synod on the Family: The Apostolic Exhortation
11.40 Coffee break
12.00 John-Henry Westen (LifeSiteNews) – Gender Ideology and Other Dogmas of the New Global Order
14.30 Prof. Thomas Stark – (Benedict XVI Academy of Philosophy and Theology; University of St.… Read the rest

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