22nd June – Ss Thomas More & John Fisher

jesusThe following is an article I wrote for last Sunday’s newsletter. Even if you are not from Ireland, it gives a sense of the general difficulties involved in maintaining our Christian culture in secular age.

Public Fairness: David Quinn of the Iona Institute is a columnist with the Irish Independent and Irish Catholic. This is a recent article of his: Church bashing is the new Brit bashing. The hard left never stop. I am not sure I can think of a single time during his six years as Taoiseach (Prime Minister) when Enda Kenny had a good word to say about the Catholic Church or Ireland’s Christian heritage. So why the continuous negativity about the Church? Why are we presented only with the misdeeds while the good it has done over the centuries is kept hidden from view? (Emphasis added.) Because that makes it all the easier to whip up public support for removing all significant public traces of it from national law and life. This is being done in the small things (Good Friday drinking laws) and the much bigger things (our pro-life law). If the public can be made to think that Catholic Ireland was a terrible place, and nothing else, then we will be all the more determined to replace Catholicism and Christianity with ‘secular modernity’. This government is certainly determined to do this.

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If you have some time on your hand and would like to read a rather lengthy article from HOMELITIC AND PASTORAL REVIEW about the power and meaning of the sacraments, visit http://www.hprweb.com/2017/06/sacraments-in-brideshead-revisited/. The background story has an engaging human-interest element.

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