Saw Leah Libresco in conversation with Michael Nugent of Atheist Ireland on YouTube.
Personally I think the man has a lot of motivation in anti Catholicism but heck. One thing that struck me is the veritable absence of philosophical dialogue in Ireland. (“Ye what?!”) It is over 20 years since I heard Neoplatonism & Kant mentioned in the same breath. How refreshing!!
Plus a link to a brief video of a nun who has dedicated 50+ years to caring for people suffering from addiction, indeed, some of whom were former parishioners and family friends. She speaks with great gentleness & age old wisdom.
She speaks in reference to the upcoming Marriage Referendum to change the Irish Constitution.
Strangely a lot of money has been spent promoting same sex ideology, not only from US billionaire Chuck Feeney – whose foundation has pumped in a near billion into the Emerald Isle; but also the Dutch government & the British Council.
The No campaign isn’t supported by such huge finances. The Irish Bishops have attempted to take a hands off approach but in response to letters from people looking for clarification have started to speak clearly & compassionately.
But some tell me the atmosphere is tense, with some branded as bigots & homophobes. Some are afraid to air their preferences for fear of being ostracised or face public ridicule. Indeed posters advocating no change in definition of marriage have removed or defaced across the country. Social media is awash with #MarRef and from a young teacher I’ve heard his town many businesses are “encouraged” to show their support for marriage equality.
It seems a different place & a different time full of badges, lapelpins & flags & posters. No doubt you can guess where & when.
Independent Senator Ronan Mullen is among the vocal proponents calling for a No vote and seems with many to make cogent arguments in media debates. Indeed the more people have the opportunity to unpack the argument for marriage equality they begin to realise the consequences for society & Ireland’s future generations. Albeit, support is growing by word of mouth but against slick politicised campaigning fuelled with oodles of cash it’s a walk towards the Red Sea. But at this crucial juncture the Isle of Erin doesn’t need American millions of dollars but the grace of prayer to stir people to wake up from this matrix like state of groupthink.
Can I recommend to you and your readers a site mentioned by a young mother of four. They were gracious enough to includes a prayer for all Christians, not just Catholics.
It is wonderful how a movement that completely owns the commanding heights of state, media, and financial powerhouses still paints itself as a beleaguered but plucky band of underdogs who just, gosh darn it, want a fair shake.
Meanwhile, not everyone is drinking the Kool Aid:
Marriage is the sole institution on planet earth that binds a mother and a father to children who have, by nature, a *right* to a mother and father. Nobody in the gay “marriage” debate gives a thought to the natural right children have to a mother and father.