Article 99 – Fathers, We Are At War
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Address to Fathers of Families
At last year’s Catholic Voice conference in Limerick, I made the following address to fathers of families. I am not ignoring mothers, but fathers need to be given a wake-up call because the father is the spiritual and physical head of his family.

Make Sure You Know What the Catholic Church Teaches
“Fathers, make sure that you are fully conversant with what the Church teaches you about your role as Man, Husband and Father. Make sure that you know what is taught by Pope Piux XI in the encyclical ‘Casti Connubi’. Make sure that you have given your assent to the teachings of this document.… 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 61 – The Importance of Modesty
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First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, May 2016

The Popes on Modesty

In order to see how important the virtue of modesty is, and to see just how deplorable the sin of immodesty is, let us look to what some of the Popes have said on this subject. On January 6th 1921, Pope Benedict XV, issued an encyclical letter called ‘Sacra Propediem’ on the Third Order of St Francis. In it he identifies two dangerous passions that affect people

Pope Benedict XV

“Now there are two passions today dominant in the profound lawlessness of morals – an unlimited desire of riches and an insatiable thirst for pleasures.… Read the rest

Article 20 – Marriage and Holiness
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True Devotions.

This series of articles began with a look at the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage and its basis in Sacred Scripture. For the past month or so, in conjunction with a new Apostolate called ‘True Devotions’, we have been looking at the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and also at the life of St Thérèse and of her family. I would like to talk a little more about family life and prayer before returning to Catholic teaching on marriage this time looking at it from the perspective of the Church’s magisterium.

The Soul of the Apostolate

Let me begin by recommending another good Catholic book, which is amongst the classics, and applying some of the lessons therein to family life and prayer.Read the rest