Article 74 – Pope Pius XII on Family 2
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Marriage! Family Matters

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God is Order
God is a God of order. Simply put, this tells us that God does everything for a particular purpose. He creates things for a purpose and we have ‘right order’ when that purpose is being followed. The maxim ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’ captures the essential essence of right order. Conversely, disorder, is when persons or things are used contrary to the purpose for which God created them.

The Importance of Precision in the Use of Language
Language is very important, as it is a tool for expressing meaning. Precision in the use of language is also important in order to avoid confusion.… Read the rest

Article 73 – Pope Pius XII on Family
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Pope Pius XII – Allocution to Midwives

In the coming weeks I would like to take a look at Pope Pius XII’s allocution to Italian midwives from October of 1951. This allocution is very important for those who wish to have a proper understanding of marriage particularly when, as we have seen, a former President of Ireland has joined with a group of dissenting Catholics in calling for the over turning of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical ‘Humanae Vitae’, falsely stating that ‘Humanae Vitae’ is the foundation for Church teaching on human sexuality.

Humanae Vitae

There is a certain aura that has been created around ‘Humanae Vitae’ both by those who accept the encyclical’s teachings and by those who reject its teachings.… Read the rest

Calling Catholic Fathers
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On November 5th I gave a talk at the annual Catholic Voice conference in Limerick.

You can listen to the talk HERE

You can download a transcript of the talk HERE

This talk points out that the Catholic Church is being undermined from within by those Catholics who promote false and misleading teaching all the while claiming that it is what the Church teaches.

It uses a simple mathematical formula to help Catholics to understand the second Vatican council.

Stress is laid on the the importance of Catholic Tradition and Catholic Historical teaching. We must follow the path of those who have gone before us and who have reached the destination.… Read the rest

Article 72 – You Shall be Like God
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First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, October 2016

Marriage! Men & Women reluctant to Marry Young

The Traditional Catholic Family

Readers of the Catholic Voice may be interested to know that I now present a half hour programme on Radio Maria Ireland at 4pm on Friday afternoons called ‘The Traditional Catholic Family’. Radio Maria Ireland do not have a standard broadcast licence at present in Ireland, so the show is only available either online or in Dublin and Cork with a DAB (digital audio broadcasting) Radio. You can also listen in by phone on 01-4373277. I am also uploading the shows to the True Devotions website www.truedevotions.ie and you can listen to the shows here or download a transcript for reading.Read the rest

Ireland & Contraception
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A Brief History of Contraception in Ireland and the Church response to it

You can listen to this talk by clicking on this link The Story of Contraception in Ireland

I was invited by Patrick McCrystal to give a talk at the Human Life International Conference ‘By Way of the Family’ which was held in the Clayton Hotel in Leopardstown on September 24th 2016.

Patrick asked me to speak about the history of contraception in Ireland with a particular look at the response of the Catholic Hierarchy to it.  It is a very sad story which highlights the betrayal of Irish Catholic married couples by their hierarchy.… Read the rest

Article 71 – Marriage, Bishops Fail to Speak Out
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First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, September 2016

By Way of the Family

I gave a talk at the Human Life International, ‘By Way of the Family’ conference, on Saturday 24th September. My talk was on the history of contraception in Ireland and the response of the Church in Ireland to it. Whenever someone of faith looks at this history, they will be filled with a deep sadness at the way that the flock of Christ were neglected. The Church authorities turned a blind eye to dissent from magisterial Church teaching on contraception, in what I can only imagine was an effort to make things easier for married couples.Read the rest

The President & the Popes
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This show was broadcast on Radio Maria ireland on Friday 23rd September 2016

You can listen to the show HERE

You can read a transcript HERE

The show shares some very brief thoughts about technology.

I also look at a former Irish  President’s remarks about getting rid of ‘Humanae Vitae’.  The former president will have to clear a lot of others out of the Church too if her erroneous views on contraception are to stand.  Even Martin Luther himself was opposed to contraception.

I also look at some more of Pope Pius XII’s teachings on marriage. (Another Pope who would be axed by our former president.) This time I am looking at Pope Pius XII’s allocution to midwives. … Read the rest

Article 70 – Marriage – Take Heed that No One Leads You Astray
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First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, September 2016

Christ’s Warnings!

And Jesus answered them, “Take heed that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.” (Matthew 24:4-5)

Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and put you to death; and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away, and betray one another, and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because wickedness is multiplied, most men’s love will grow cold.Read the rest

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