Article 86 – Signs of the Times
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No Mass in the Diocese

As I write this article, we are just leaving a week whereby two of our national newspapers reported that an Irish diocese would not be celebrating Holy Mass on Tuesday 25th April 2017 because the bishop was holding a meeting with the priests of his diocese and because he also wanted to prepare the laity for a future wherein Holy Mass may not be available every day by holding lay led liturgies. The lay led liturgies on the Tuesday would not involve the distribution of Holy Communion.

Negotiating Terms of Surrender

Why is it, that our Irish bishops seem constantly to be negotiating terms of surrender with the world when it comes to the Catholic faith?Read the rest

Article 85 – Symbols & Gestures
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Choosing a Topic

I find that having to write a fortnightly article for the Catholic Voice is a great discipline. Often times, if I am not writing on a particular theme, I do not know exactly what I will write about from one fortnight to another. But, because I know that I have an article to write, I will be mulling things over in my head wondering if this topic or that subject matter would be suitable for an article.

Sometimes, a headline or an article in an online blog I have read during the fortnight in between issues of the newspaper, will give me a start.Read the rest

Article 84 – Marriage – The Final Battle
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Cardinal Caffare & Sister Lucia of Fatima

Recently, I mentioned that Cardinal Carlo Caffara received a letter from Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the seers of Fatima, stating that, “the final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family.” I think that the significance of this simple statement is lost on many people given that sacramental marriage is no longer held in the high esteem in which it should be held. Even within the Catholic Church there are many who promote a false, worldly teaching on marriage and family life.

Many Catholics remain Silent about Catholic Teaching

In Ireland, even amongst Catholics, you no longer hear anyone condemn divorce in the public square.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

Article 69 Marriage – Parents Awake
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First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, September 2016

 

False Vatican ‘Sex-Education’ Programme.

In my last article I issued a warning to parents concerning a new ‘sex-education’ programme that was released by the Pontifical Council for the Family in July. I find it difficult to write about this topic because it makes me angry. The reason I get angry is because as a Catholic parent, my right and my duty to educate my children in the Catholic Faith, has been constantly undermined by the actions of the hierarchy in this country and throughout the western world for the last few decades.Read the rest

Article 47 – Marriage! Defending the Truth
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First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, October 2015

Marriage! Defending the Truth

Another Humanae Vitae Moment!

We have entered another ‘Humanae Vitae’ moment in the Catholic Church which does not augur well for those of us who are trying to live out, and to promote the Catholic faith. What do I mean by this?

In a previous article, I outlined some of the history surrounding the release of ‘Humanae Vitae’. I explained about the commission that was set up by Pope Saint John XXIII and how this commission was expanded by Blessed Pope Paul VI to a membership of seventy two people.… Read the rest

Article 46 – Marriage! The Homosexual Attack
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First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, September 2015

The Catholic Church, Marriage and Homosexual Inclination

This week I want to recommend a book to everyone who wants to have a clear understanding of what is going on, not just in the world, but in the Church as well. This book is not a pleasant read. In fact many chapters contain very unpleasant and sometimes disgusting information. It is not a book that I would let children near. It is not a book for those with weak stomachs. The book is called “Making Gay OK” with a subtitle “How Rationalizing Homosexual Behaviour is Changing Everything” and it is by American author Robert R.… Read the rest

Article 44 – Marriage! Damaged by Dissent
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First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, September 2015

Men cannot Marry Men, Women cannot Marry Women!

One of the saddest developments within the Catholic Church in Ireland since the publishing of ‘Humane Vitae’ by Pope Paul VI in July of 1968 has been the growth and tolerance of dissent within Catholic circles. One of the results of this dissension from ‘Humanae Vitae’ has been the separation of sexuality and procreation and it this separation that has directly led to the idea of homosexual marriage. For, if marriage and sexuality are primarily ordered to having children, then men are naturally excluded from marrying men and women are naturally excluded from marrying women.… Read the rest

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