10 days to go to Ireland’s abortion referendum and whether or not to retain or repeal the pro-life 8th amendment to the Irish constitution and replace it with a liberal on demand abortion regime.
Mass appeal….please go to our home page for more info on Sr Briege McKenna’s appeal for as many Masses to be said as possible…
SPEECH AT DAIL EIREANN: 24TH FEBRUARY 2016 ON THE OCCASION OF THIS PUBLIC PRO LIFE PRAYER-WALK IN REPARATION FOR THE SIN OF ABORTION
Hello ladies and gentlemen, I just want to thank you all for coming out tonight and at such short notice to pray for the soul of Ireland and witness to the truth about abortion and what it is doing to our country. We’ll be moving off shortly and I want to encourage everyone to try to keep together as we walk and remember that this is a prayer-walk in which we are making public reparation for the sin of abortion and the 165,000 Irish babies killed in the UK and those who are being killed here under the x case legislation.
We are also walking to highlight the fact that abortion is murder and it’s turning our nation into a ‘Murder Machine’ to borrow a phrase from Padraig Pearse. This is an uncomfortable truth that can feel like a burden to us who have been called to expose it but if we wish to be a follower of Christ we must take up our cross and follow Jesus.
It’s vital that we maintain an atmosphere of peace and prayer throughout this walk. Even if we get strong reactions from passers by we need to be the calm amidst the storm. Please do not react if we should encounter any negative reactions rather take a moment and respond in love. Remember the words of Our Lord; “Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you and then you will be sons of your Father in heaven.” Do not be afraid. If you feel fear, make a conscious decision to love, as Jesus said: perfect love will cast out all fear.
George Orwell wrote “Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.” The twin evils of moral relativism and politically correct language are strangling the soul of our country. They are casting a dense fog over the conscience of our nation, blinding people to the truth about abortion. The perception of the gravity of “this abominable crime”, as the Second Vatican Council calls it, has become so obscured in most people’s consciousness, that it is in danger of being totally eclipsed. Instead of seeing murder as a crime, it is becoming a right. We are calling good evil and evil, good. We need now more than ever to have the courage to look the truth in the eye and to call things by their proper name. Abortion is Murder! Morally there is no difference between killing a toddler and killing a child in the womb. However many people do not believe this is the case and use neutral language to deny the dignity and humanity of the unborn.
Padraig Pearse, a hundred years ago also saw the soul of Ireland under threat. He saw it being seduced by the material success of British capitalism andCarrying Irish flag Ireland being absorbed into a secular culture. This we know is based on Masonic principles. Ireland’s soul was being swept away by the modernist enlightenment philosophies which were replacing Christianity as the new religion across formerly Protestant Northern Europe and making great in roads in many Catholic countries. It is not unreasonable, to position the men and women of 1916 the Catholic counter-revolutions in France, Germany and Austria. These sprang up in response to the nominally Christian, of the second half of the 19th century.
The men of 1916 fought to save the soul of Ireland so that she could live out her spiritual destiny. In the words of Eamon De Valera “That Ireland which we dreamed of would be the home of a people who valued material wealth only as a basis for right living, of a people who satisfied with frugal comfort and devoted their leisure to the things of the spirit.” The men of 1916 were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice so the conscience of the nation would be awakened.
eamon_de_valera_2556474kDev’s constitution of 1937 in a certain way gave flesh to this dream. In its preamble the Irish people recognise “the Holy Trinity from Whom is all authority and to Whom as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred”. Through this Constitution, ratified in a referendum by the Irish people, we entered into a covenant with God Then on the 2nd October 2009, the Irish people in another referendum ratified the Lisbon Treaty, a European constitution based on Masonic secularist principles and that had no place for God. The Lisbon Treaty has supplanted the Irish Constitution as the ultimate authority in our land. In effect we have rejected God and His authority and removed ourselves from His protection. Since then things have been going downhill fast, with first the Children’s referendum passing then the abortion legislation and now gay marriage.
Throughout Europe and even throughout the world, many people looked to Ireland as a first world nation that could say NO to abortion. They looked to us as a first world nation that is pro-life in the face of overwhelming pressure from the rest of the western world. We were a light in a world that has fallen into shadow. Now that light is waning and unless some radical action is taken I fear it will be snuffed out.
This is why we must not be afraid to proclaim the truth boldly and firmly and always out of love. Though many will accuse us of being judgemental and causing unnecessary distress, this is not so. We are stating a fact; abortion is murder and denying this cripples the lives of the parents and frustrates any chance of healing which can only come through receiving the forgiveness, love and mercy offered by Jesus Christ. We walk today out of a real love for and in solidarity with those who’ve been deceived about the reality of abortion. We walk today out of a real tír ghrá or love of our country and to save our nation which is taking the broad or wide road and there are many travelling on it.
Deliver those who are being taken away to death,
Proverbs 24: 11