Beware of False Prophets on Marriage!

This show was broadcast on Radio Maria ireland on Friday 9th September 2016

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You can read a transcript HERE

This show continues looking at the fact that our young people no longer value marriage and therefore put off getting married generally until they are in their thirties.

It also looks at Pope Pius XII’s allocution to midwives from November 1951 and it looks at how Catholic teaching on marriage is being contradicted even in so called reputable Catholic institutions.

Those who contradict church teaching are being appointed to positions of influence within the Church, whilst those who seek to uphold Church teaching, especially Church teaching on marriage, are being marginalised.… Read the rest

Change of Venue for Saturday 1st October 2016

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

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

Article 65 – Marriage and Fashion

First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, July 2016

Latin Union of High Fashion

I want to finish off this look at modesty by returning to Pope Pius XII’s address to the Latin Union of High Fashion of November 1957. That the Pope agreed to address this group shows us that modesty and fashion are not mutually exclusive ideas in Catholic thought. The portrayal of modesty as frumpy and old maidish is another lie of the devil which is used to steer people, particularly women, away from modest dress. Let us not allow ourselves to be fooled by these deceitful tactics of the enemy.… Read the rest

Article 59 – Marriage! Modesty and Vocations

First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, April 2016

I do not belong to the Fashion Police or the Modesty Squad

I have had some interesting responses to my last article whereby I indicated that I intended to take the risk of escalating the war between the sexes by dealing with the issue of modesty in the context of Catholic church teaching. In all of these responses, the people who responded mentioned how they themselves dress. And so I need to make a clear statement in response to this.

I do not belong to the fashion police! I do not belong to the modesty squad!… Read the rest

Article 50 – Marriage! Legio Sanctae Familiae

First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, November 2015

The Launch of Legio Sanctae Familiae

As I write this article, I have just come from the Catholic Voice / Institute of Christ the King Conference on the Family and Marriage in Limerick, where I gave a talk in the morning. One of the purposes of my talk was to launch a new organisation for families called ‘Legio Sanctae Familiae’ or ‘The Legion of the Holy Family’. The purpose of this new legion is to raise an army of families who will defend their Lord and King, Jesus Christ, and who will bear witness to the truth about Catholic married life primarily through the witness of their own lives and through helping and supporting other families in understanding and trying to live authentic Catholic lives.Read the rest

Article 49 – Marriage! Our Lady of Sorrows 2

First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, November 2015

The Seven Founders

My last article mentioned the powerful devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows, and I mentioned a little booklet that I have designed. In this article, I would like to give a brief history of how I came to produce this booklet before giving the meditations on the last three sorrows of Our Lady.

The response to the last article has been very encouraging and so I would like to remind readers that I print these booklets myself and that if you would like a copy, you can send a stamped addressed envelope with a two euro coin inside to me at 21, Glenbrook, Knock, Claremorris Co Mayo F12 NW20.… Read the rest

Article 48 – Marriage! Our Lady of Sorrows

First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, October 2015

A Powerful Devotion

Today I would like to take a break from ‘Synod watch’ and look to Our Lady. I have recently produced a booklet on the simple form of the devotion to Our Lady’s Seven Sorrows, which consists in saying seven Hail Marys a day whilst meditating on each of the sorrows. The cover of the booklet features a copy of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Sorrows from Quito in Equador, and on the back are listed the promises to St Bridget for those who would practice this devotion.… Read the rest

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