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Irish Govt. to force Catholics to perform abortions. Law allows for no exception or conscience objection.

From the Dignitatis Humanae Institute: Irish Government Set To Compel Catholic Doctors To Perform Abortions Rome, 16 August 2013 “Even nations with the most permissive abortion laws do not normally go so far as to trample on the basic right … Read More

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Another bishop restricts eulogies

Sermons for the older form, Extraordinary Form, Requiem Mass are to be pronounced only with the permission of the local bishop and are to be delivered after Mass concludes, while wearing no vestments. There is a lot of wisdom in … Read More

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Shades of Notre Shame! Jesuit-run Boston College to honor pro-abortion ‘catholic’ Irish PM

Did you see that Jesuit-run Boston College is going to have the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as their commencement speaker and then give him an honorary degree?  HERE Shades of Notre Shame! Enda Kenny, catholic, promoted abortion in Ireland. … Read More

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Putting the well-deserved spotlight on Irish dissident Fr. Tony Flannery

At this site Renew America the Australian author Eamonn Keane has done us a great service by summarizing many points concerning the Irish heretic Fr. Tony Flannery, who has been under scrutiny by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the … Read More

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Yet another group of dissidents forms … where else?….

Get this from the Irish Examiner: Umbrella group aims to speak for Catholics By Claire O’Sullivan Friday, November 09, 2012 A new lay organisation which wants to articulate the views and opinions of mainstream Irish Catholics is being established. [The … Read More

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Our Catholic future and the war of attrition: an object lesson

It is interesting to compare dioceses for the numbers of their vocations to the priesthood.  Some swanky and tony dioceses have few.  Some fly-over dioceses have many.  What are they doing differently?  Which are the differentiating factors?  Is it something … Read More

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Brick By Brick in Ireland

For your Brick By Brick file comes this good news. I learned from a friend (and I think the news is now getting around) that the Institute of Christ the King has obtained a church in Limerick, Ireland. The rather … Read More

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Stop the whining LCWR. You aren’t the only group getting an extreme make-over.

Long-time lax catholics may not enjoy the resection and sutures the physicians of the CDF and the USCCB are applying to certain groups within Holy Church, but, as St. Augustine once preached, a doctor doesn’t stop cutting just because the … Read More

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The Holy Father received the new Ambassador from Ireland!

You may recall that Ireland closed its embassy to the Holy See in Rome.  I made the wry recommendation that the Holy See might conduct all its business with Ireland from a desk at the Nunciature in England. I now … Read More

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Fishwrap’s good lesson in liberal tactics

As you watch the coverage of various dust-ups in the Church watch for a particular tactic used by the liberal left. A great example comes to us today from the site of the National catholic Fishwrap about dissident priests in … Read More

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New scandal to hit Ireland?

As the first line of the following says, this isn’t a story you are likely to see covered by the New York Times. A new sex scandal may be stirring up in Ireland. On Media Report we read this: Huge … Read More

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Holy See – Irish “relations”

The Irish government has confirmed a decision to close its embassy to the Holy See. Thus, the Irish Times. They are sticking to their excuse of budget cuts.  Thus, AP. I would remind the Irish that there are more Catholics … Read More

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Ireland: Eucharistic Congress

Some of you may be wondering already about a spring or summer trip.  Perhaps you could combine it with a pilgrimage to a place where prayer is needed.  A priest friend reminded me about the Eucharistic Congress to take place … Read More

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Tales of the weird and wacky: Ireland Today.

In the Independent, you find that Most Rev. Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe in Ireland, (who used to be a member of the Pont. Comm “Ecclesia Dei”, by the way) was investigated for a homily he gave. A HOMILY delivered … Read More

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Irish Times: Public decries closure of embassy to the Vatican

I didn’t expect this. From the Irish Times: Public decries closure of embassy to the Vatican By Paul O’Brien, Political Editor Monday, January 16, 2012 TÁNAISTE Eamon Gilmore’s decision to close the Irish embassy to the Vatican was met with … Read More

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News and urgent request: Pray for Archbp. Brown!

REPOSTED: I have a warm request and two new items. This is from VIS, and it has two points of great interest. My emphases and comments. PAPAL MASSES FOR EPIPHANY AND FEAST OF THE LORD’S BAPTISM VATICAN CITY, 5 JAN … Read More

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Archbp. Martin: “Irish Catholics are very weak, and that’s the fault of generations of the Church…”

From CNA: Dublin archbishop says lapsed Catholics should admit their non-belief By Benjamin Mann Dublin, Ireland, Dec 14, 2011 / 06:05 am (CNA).- Non-practicing and non-believing Irish Catholics should be honest about their relation to the Church, Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid … Read More

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John L. Allen on a case in Ireland: a priest, falsely accused, but the press doesn’t make corrections

While I have posted some items about dreadful pieces in the Fishwrap, to be fair there is a good piece by my friend the nearly-ubiquitous John L Allen, Jr. about the persecution of a priest falsely accused of abuse of … Read More

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The new Nuncio to Ireland. Some thoughts and a request to readers.

There will be a new apostolic nuncio in Ireland, and his name is.. will be Archbishop Charles Brown. A glance at his CV shows that he’s got real intellectual game. Il Santo Padre ha nominato Nunzio Apostolico in Irlanda il … Read More

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Reflections on the closing of the Irish Embassy to the Holy See

I’ve been thinking about the decision to close the Irish Embassy to the Holy See. If I were the Vatican’s Secretary of State, I would close the Holy See’s Embassy in Ireland because of budgetary constraints, and inform them that … Read More

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