Ireland Officially Pagan: Plea for Prayerseditor
In May of this year, Ireland’s Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, launched a new annual three day festival which is to take place from October 31st to November 2nd. One of the main centres for this festival will be Trim, in county Meath. The festival is called the Púca festival and it is hoped to bring 100,000 people to Ireland to celebrate the pagan festival of Samhain.
The history of county Meath is interesting from a Catholic viewpoint. It was in county Meath that St Patrick challenged the pagan king Laeghaire and slowly but surely brought to an end the pagan rule of the Druids. Now that Ireland has culturally apostatised from the Catholic faith with the adoption of ‘same-sex marriage’ and abortion by way of two referenda, it is not surprising that our government seeks to rekindle the old paganism in order to drive Catholicism from our country. [Link added by Editor, Catholic Truth]
On the website for the Púca festival, they advertise one of the events as follows.
Arrival of the Spirits.
“Meet the original spirits of Halloween in this dramatic Festival opener as we welcome some very special Festival guests into the atmospheric surrounds of Trim Castle Keep.
The beings of Samhain reveal themselves on Halloween night with Púca leading the way, representing the change, followed by The Morrigan the dark, Boann the light, The Fear Dearg the mischief and Fionn Mac Chumaill the warding of Samhain.
Who knows what will happen on the night – or even who will appear!”
Whilst many modernists and progressives mock the existence of evil spirits and the spirit world, there is no doubt that this festival is demonic in nature and that if unchecked, it will lead to an increase in demonic activity and of people troubled by evil spirits.
But we should not be surprised that there are moves afoot to undo the great work of St Patrick in Ireland. Any government that legalises the killing of unborn children in their mother’s wombs is on the road to demon worship and further child sacrifice.
The festival seeks to invoke ancient demonic spirits all in the name of tourism and of generating revenue. Christ’s admonition that one cannot serve two masters comes to mind. Minister Brendan Griffin said; “I’m delighted to announce Fáilte Ireland’s new festival, Púca. The Government is committed to investing in the development of new and compelling reasons for visitors to choose Ireland as a destination. I am confident that Púca is well-positioned to attract visitors from around the world to come and celebrate our ancient traditions.”
Fáilte Ireland’s head of product development said: “Our market research tells us that overseas visitors are motivated to visit Ireland to attend the Púca festival. Over the next three years, we are investing €1.5million to develop Púca as a world class festival that positions Ireland as the home of Halloween internationally. We believe it has the potential to motivate 100,000 overseas visitors to come to Ireland and generate €12m in revenue for the local region.”
The spirits that they seek to invoke include the Morrigan or phantom Queen and the Fear Dearg.
The Lumen Fidei institute [is] hoping to organise a separate event to counter this grave evil that once more threatens our land, to include the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, a public Rosary and the public recitation of St Patrick’s Breastplate, especially the following lines.
St Patrick’s Breastplate (excerpt).
“I summon to-day around me all these powers,
Against every hostile merciless power directed against my body and my soul.
Against the incantations of false prophets,
Against the black laws of heathenism,
Against the false laws of heretics,
Against the deceit of idolatry,
Against the spells of women, and smiths, and Druids,
Against all knowledge which hath defiled man’s body and soul.”
We will post details of our event online and in Catholic Voice as soon as we have decided on our action plan. Please pray for this initiative. Please pray for Ireland. Please pray for the conversion of our politicians so that they may stop serving the father of lies. Source – Lumen Fidei
Is anyone even remotely surprised at this latest news from Ireland? They’ve been promoting “Celtic Spirituality” for years now – thus steeping themselves, misguided, ignorant priests, religious and laity, in paganism. In fact, as far back as 2013 ,the Irish Bishops admitted that Ireland had become a nation of pagans. We still await the “mea culpa” from them, of course. That’s taking a while. They must know, however, that they, each bishop individually, bear responsibility for this return to paganism. The buck, without question, stops at their door.
We must pray hard for this once great Catholic nation – and congratulate the Lumen Fidei/Catholic Voice apostolate for their efforts to counter this evil.
If Ireland had been truly Catholic, there’s no way abortion would have been legalised or same-sex marriage introduced. Nor would any child have been abused by any priest. It’s been pagan for a very long time now. It says something when the bishops could acknowledge, as far back as 2013 that the country was now pagan but still go on as if nothing was different, except that they made things worse by inviting the gay activist priest Fr James Martin to speak at the conference on family.
Something significant in all this is the growing part the Irish government is paying in destroying Catholicism and the national culture. At the time of that family conference the government spoke out to say that there should be no criticism in any way of families that were different – i.e. LGBT families, and that the language used by the Church should not be used. It is all very shocking.
Kudos to Lumen Fidei for raising the battle cry at this point.
I totally agree with you – and I agree, Kudos to Lumen Fidei for leading the fightback.
I also praise Lumen Fidei for challenging the politiians about this but what about the bishops and priests? Are they challenging them? They are much more responsible before God than the politicians.
They are, as you say, more responsible before God than any politician for the apostasy in Ireland but Hell will have been frozen over for about 6 months before any of them risk their position and/or popularity by speaking out to defend and promote the Faith.
As Archbishop Martin admitted, the majority of clerical abuse cases date from the 1960s to the present day. Are you saying therefore that Ireland turned pagan so soon after the Council? If that is the case, why did it take so long for divorce, contraception, homosexuality and abortion to be legalised, or were they, in actuality, just hangovers from a time when Ireland was Catholic, and just needed removing from the statute book as people accepted them?
I think it’s been obvious that Ireland has been pagan for a long time, but this creating a pagan festival around Hallowe’en, by the government, is highly significant. Where is the objection from the Irish hierarchy?
I have been reading an article about St Francis of Assisi, who is used by all the eco-warrior types and Celtic Christianity people, to give the impression of a saint whose main concern was the environment. This article proves that to be a lie. St Francis was very obedient to the Church in every way. I hope it’s OK to post the link here, on this thread.
I can’t believe that the Irish government is actually officially encouraging paganism in the country. Bad and all as I know they are, I really didn’t expect that.
I am also open-mouthed at the silence of the bishops. That is inexcusable.
I take it that the group Lumen Fidei are a group of laity because priests seem to be the most silent of all in this crisis, including in Ireland. I remember wondering at the time of the referendums on abortion and same-sex marriage, just how many of them voted for these evils. I am sorry to say, I wouldn’t be surprised.
I’m not really surprised at this news at all because every time I’ve visited Ireland in recent years, I’ve found the emphasis on “Celtic spirituality” and when you examine that, it is completely pagan. They dress it up with the names of ancient saints and they try to pretend there was a “Celtic Church” older than the Catholic Church, but that is nonsense. Any saints there are were canonised saints by the Catholic Church. Celtic spirituality is really all about worshipping mother earth, new age, completely pagan. It’s a disgrace that the bishops are not speaking out against it but I really don’t expect anything from them any more. When you think how they left the abortion decision up to individual consciences in the referendum, they have lost the plot.
I agree with everyone here. Returning to paganism is the real aim of the “green” movement and you have to be really as green as cabbage to fall for it, LOL!
I’d like to suggest a slightly different take on the green movement: I think paganism serves as one of the inducements to the green movement, but I don’t think that is the real aim. I think the real aim is the redistribution of wealth – i.e. out of the pocketbooks of the middle class and into the pockets of the globalist/socialist elites. And while they’re at it, they intend to empty our stomachs as well No beef for you, you violator of environmental justice!
Paganism serves this real aim in several ways, but one of the most important is their inability to distinguish right from wrong, good from evil. Classic case in point: the present Pope and his cabal, who are both pagans and Marxists – as starkly demonstrated by the “indigenous” run-up to the Amazon Synod.
I don’t know what a pocketbook is, so I’ll presume it’s an American wallet!
I think though that causing unbelief in God is at the centre of paganism – surely, has to be? So, if the green movement is pagan at its base, that would be the same name – or maybe it’s an “unintended consequence”? That’s really all I meant
People are totally fooled by this whole green movement and Celtic spirituality movement. They are definitely interconnected.
If you look at some of the pagan pushing websites, you will see that they really are dabbling in evil, connecting with evil spirits, as this page shows:-
It is a total outrage that the bishops and priests in Ireland are keeping shtum about this growing paganization of the Irish people.
N O T I C E . . .
I’m interrupting this thread to post details of rosaries and funeral for Janette McPake* as sent this afternoon by email from Jim:
8 o clock tonight and tomorrow for the Rosary 5 o clock Monday body to church for
6 o’clock….Mass 12.30 Tuesday.
[home address for Rosary] 41 the oval Glenboig ML5 2RZ…
Mass in the local parish church [Our Lady & St Joseph] said by Fr Wall….church is 200 meters from the house. End of email
* Correct spelling is “Janette” and not “Jeanette” as posted on the previous notice.
I am totally devastated by this apostacy by the Irish people. I used to love Ireland but that is a distant memory now.
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