Article 108 – Marriage Casti Connubii
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Understanding Casti Connubii
One cannot understand the encyclical ‘Casti Connubii’, which reaffirms the Catholic Church’s constant teaching against contraception, unless one first understands why ‘Casti Connubii’ was written. In order to understand this, we must look to the years 1920 and 1930 and we must look to the Lambeth Conference of the Anglican church in those years. The Lambeth conference is an international gathering of protestant Anglican bishops and usually meets about every ten years to discuss matters pertaining to that faith.

Resolution number 68 of the Lambeth Conference of 1920 reads as follows.

“We utter an emphatic warning against the use of unnatural means for the avoidance of conception, together with the grave dangers – physical, moral, and religious – thereby incurred, and against the evils with which the extension of such use threatens the race.… 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

Pontifical Council promotes false ‘sex-education’ programme
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The Pontifical Council for the Family has launched a new initiative called ‘The Meeting Place’.  This is an online ‘sex-education’ programme which unfortunately does not comply with Church teaching in this matter.

You can listen to my broadcast from Radio Maria Ireland on this topic here

Radio Maria ‘sex-ed’ Talk

You can read a transcript of the talk HERE

In 1995, the Pontifical Council for the Family, under Cardinal Lopez Trujillo, issued a guide for parents called ‘The Truth and meaning of Human Sexuality‘  As part of the guidelines the document stated in No 126.3

“No material of an erotic nature should be presented to children or young people of any age, individually or in a group.… Read the rest