Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Tragic Decline of Christian Ireland

Abortion is the newest form of slavery. From Life Site:
2018 was a dismal year for Ireland. These desperate images seem to capture that year’s tragedy anew and how some have their priorities back to front. As the year ended, and the clock ticked down to the implementation of a new abortion regime in Ireland, one would have thought that the cathedral, that for so many represents the heart of Irish Catholicism and is the see of the Primate of All Ireland, the Archbishop of Armagh, could have stayed open on this night of all nights to pray for the unborn and for the Irish nation to once more regain its moral compass.

The cathedral is named in honour of St. Patrick. In establishing Christianity he drove out the pagan barbarism then prevalent throughout the island. Tradition has it that, each Spring, druids held their occult festival on the Hill of Slane in the centre of Ireland. It was there, that the druid fire was lit. This fire was the only one permitted in Ireland at that moment. It symbolised not just a religious order but a temporal one, too, with the druid pagan religion at its core. That fire was also a fire for human sacrifice lit to pacify the gods whom the druids and the pagan Irish worshipped. 
In the teeth of druidic opposition, and like Elijah of old on Mount Carmel before the prophets of Baal, St. Patrick ascended the Hill of Slane and started a different fire. In the end, it proved to be a fire that brought the light of Truth to the Irish and, subsequently, not only converted a nation to Christianity but also ended both human slavery and the barbaric human sacrifices then practised. 
However dimly, there is something in this history echoed in that poor man’s protest last Sunday night. While others were keen to get to their beds and, no doubt sleep soundly through the night, this man wanted, needed, to pray for the unborn, sensing the evil about to be unleashed once more upon the people of Ireland as they enter into a new form of slavery. (Read more.)

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