Ireland & Contraception

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

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

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.)… 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 69 Marriage – Parents Awake

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 68 – Marriage! The Lessons from Genesis

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

 

Warning to Parents! – Vatican Launches Faulty ‘Sex-Ed’ Programme

In this article I want to look at the lessons that we should learn from our recent journey back through the first four chapters of the Book of Genesis. Before I delve into those lessons however, I want to issue a warning to parents of school age children, about a new danger that is to be presented to their children. In these strange times that we live in, the danger does not come from outside of the Catholic Church, but from within. The Pontifical Council for the Family has launched a new ‘on-line’ sex education programme for use in Catholic schools.Read the rest

Upcoming Talks in Ireland

Our series of family related talks will continue in September and October.

You Can download Posters to print and share here

Waterford                           Leopardstown

I will be joined by Olivia Connolly and Anthony Murphy for a mini conference in Treacy’s Hotel, Waterford on Saturday 10th September, 2016. The conference begins with the Holy Rosary at 2.00pm

Olivia Connolly will speak about the dangers of the New Age ‘Earth movement’ which is infiltrating parishes and schools throughout the country.

Anthony Murphy, editor of Catholic Voice, will speak about The Crisis in the Church and building a Catholic Resistance movement.

My talk is titled Parents Awake!… Read the rest

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