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General Discussion (8)

If there’s something of interest in the news that’s not covered in one of the topic threads, or you have a question to ask, a comment you’d like to  make about anything under the sun, more or less, this is the thread for you. However, please check first, to ensure that you haven’t missed...

Same-Sex Vote: Priests For YES – Resign!

Fr Adrian Egan (above) published a letter in the Irish Times, 30 April, in which he asserted his intention to vote YES in the same-sex marriage referendum to take place in Ireland on 22nd May. Click on the photo to read his letter, published on a new website called Priests For Yes - I mean,...

Homosexuality: Judge For Yourself…

There's a "new kid on the block" in the form of what looks to be an excellent new website full of  factual information on homosexuality. Below is the text from their home page. Check out the statistics - very interesting indeed, although not at all well known.  I wonder why not?      "Pope Francis made his...

Evil: Is It Ever Moral To Be Neutral?

After a consultation with our members, the results of which indicated clearly a wide range of views, the Association of Catholic Priests has decided not to adopt a position in favour or against the Marriage Equality referendum. At the same time we appeal for a respectful and civilised debate in which the issues involved can...

Bishop Vs “Catholic” Charities…

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has urged his clergy to support only those charities whose work is compatible with Church teaching.   Bishop Egan wrote to his priests asking them to undertake a review of the charities they support by the end of the year. In a letter he explained: “A number of people have asked...

Irish Bishops Embarrassingly Weak…

Below is the statement issued by the Irish Bishops ahead of the referendum in May on same-sex marriage.  It is truly cringeworthy stuff.  Editorial comment has been inserted, briefly, to highlight some of the key weaknesses. ‘Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it’ – Statement of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference 10...

Catholics MUST Boycott SVP…

 - Catholic leaves estate to fund Catholic Charity - Charity uses money to fund Homosexual Meeting Spot - Bishop complains, to no avail Miss Maureen O'Connell, the late owner of "O'Connell's Pub" in Galway, Ireland, died in 1998. That is, she did not die 1000 years ago. No, she died in 1998. That means that if she had...

Ireland: Home-Educating Mother Jailed

Today, I  received an email from Dan Arnold, who was recently (Aug 23) elected Chair of Home Education Network (HEN), the oldest, biggest, and best-known home-ed representative group in Eire. He asks for our support in the case of a home-educating mother, a traditional Catholic, who has been imprisoned for what amounts to refusing...