Tag Archives: Ireland

Yeahhh… this is exactly the right time to dress our clergy in pastels.

The Devil always tells us openly what he is up to.    Italians are really good at this sort of pithy wisdom.  Like…
Il diavolo non può nascondere la coda.
The Devil can’t hide his tail.
I wonder how obtuse are the people … Continue reading

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The latest front cover of the UK’s best Catholic weekly

May I recommend to the readership that you would benefit from a subscription to the Catholic Herald?
HERE

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Anti-Catholic cartoon reveals the spirit of the recent anti-life Irish referendum

A lay reader today alerted me to an opinion cartoon in The Sunday Independent in Ireland. That sad, earthly-enslaved nation repealed by referendum the 8th amendment to their Constitution, which protected the right to life of the unborn.  The Constitution, … Continue reading

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Ireland votes pro-abortion for Trinity Sunday, the heavens respond

The Irish constitution begins in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, stating:
“In the name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER – IRELAND

ORIGINALLY Published on: May 25, 2018
All, please pray today for the Irish people.
UPDATE: 26 May
I suppose you’ve heard the news by now.
I was just reading a piece by Phil Lawler about the bishops in Chile. Ireland came up:
Pope Benedict XVI … Continue reading

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Irish “Mass Path”, for secret worship, mapped and photographed (and some BOOKS)

Occasionally a friend of mine in England makes weekend adventures to visit sites where there are preserved “priest holes”, and he sends photos.  They really give you pause.  As you know, in the 16th and 17th centuries, Catholics who refused … Continue reading

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IRELAND: Priests told to stop calling bishops ‘spineless nerds and sycophantic half-wits’

This is amusing in a dark way… sort of like a movie about a screwball dysfunctional family.
Just how dysfunctional is the Catholic Church in Ireland?
From the Irish Times and the annual meeting of the ultra-liberal Ass. of Catholic Priests:
Priests told … Continue reading

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Ireland: manmade vocation wasteland

Ireland and the Catholic Church in Ireland have their problems.  Sadly, they gave some of those problems also to the USA.  However, since I am forever harping on praying for vocations to the priesthood, one problem in particular struck me … Continue reading

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Disaster. Vocations. Identity. Liturgy. Prayer. ACTION ITEM and Fr. Z rants.

A while back I wrote that people get the priests that they deserve.  Collectively, at least.  Priests don’t just spring full grown from the heads of… cabbage.
Recently, a writer at hyper-liberal Commonweal suggested that vocations are down because his grand vision of the … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick: Terrific News! NEW Benedictine Monastery Established in IRELAND – ACTION ITEM!

UPDATE BELOW!  Photos
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Originally Published on: Feb 25, 2017
Here is news to warm the cockles of my beady-black heart.
This comes from the Benedictines of Silverstream Priory in the Diocese of Meath. HERE
On 25 February 2017, they were formally, canonically established by the … Continue reading

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IRELAND: Conservative seminarians ejected from Maynooth, bishops intervene

Once in a while it is good to be reminded that the oppression is still going on.
Did you see the story about the “conservative” seminarians who were given the heave ho from Maynooth Seminary in Ireland?
From Irish Catholic:

A number of Maynooth … Continue reading

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Ireland… What is Ireland?

At Crisis I saw something about what the Irish did that serves as a pretty good summary.  The whole thing is HERE.
This is a sample:
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Some scholars tell us that the gothic genre of story-telling grew up as a response to … Continue reading

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Damian Thompson on the Irish Betrayal

You should read Damian Thompson’s take on the recent horrific betrayal by the Irish. HERE
Gay marriage will split the Catholic Church
Ireland, for so long the most overtly Catholic state in Western Europe, has voted for gay marriage by a stupendous … Continue reading

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Dublin’s Archbp. Martin criticizes young traditional priests

Across the pond at RU-486 (aka The Pill aka The Tablet), we find this:
‘Conformist’ younger clergy wary of Francis – Dublin archbishop
Pope Francis’ courage is causing disquiet among those with “a very conformist and closed Catholicism” the Archbishop of Dublin … Continue reading

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IRELAND: birthrate below replacement

Does this surprise anyone? From the Iona Institute:
Irish birthrate slips below replacement level
Ireland’s birthrate has dropped below replacement level, new figures have revealed.
The figures, published yesterday in the Central Statistics Office Statistical Yearbook, show that overall, the total fertility rate, … Continue reading

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