Post Mortem

September 30, 2018

The result of the May Referendum in Ireland, to repeal and replace the 8th Amendment in the Irish Constitution, was a tragedy and a shock.  Since then we have been in a period of reflection and silence, trying to make sense of how and why this came about.  The Save the Eighth campaign team cannot be faulted, even as they battled against overwhelming odds.  There are many lessons that the CDP can learn from their endeavours.  At the All-Ireland Rally for Life, held at Stormont in Belfast, on 7th July the mood was one of determined defiance with the vow to fight even harder in the face of pressures to also make abortion legal in the North.  As a direct result of the referendum Gibraltar has now become a target for abortion activists who are seeking to overturn the territory’s pro-life law.  The Bishop of Gibraltar has spoken out strongly in defence of the unborn child in the womb.  The people have responded and been quick to form the Gibraltar Pro Life Movement.  Each Wednesday evening they hold a peaceful vigil outside the offices of the Government of Gibraltar.

Without any prompting, pro-life organisations from the UK and US have rallied to their side with offers of advice and support for this tiny nation.  The CDP is proud to stand in solidarity with the GPLM.

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A good education? – a reflection from Ireland

September 20, 2018

September is the time when many parents are sending their children off to college or university for the first time.  Your son or daughter has achieved enough points in the Leaving Certificate to get a place in one of the many third level institutions across the country.  It can be a proud but daunting moment for you and them.

If you do not qualify for a grant, you will have to pay out several thousands of euros to secure their course fees, as well as their accommodation.  Over the next three or four years, you will be collecting them from bus or train stations to bring them home for the weekend if you are lucky.

Over that period of time too, you will notice a change in them.  Unless they have a strong faith and come from a strong Catholic background, they will be radicalised into the secular agenda, i.e. they will be champions for homosexual ‘marriage’, abortion, transgenderism and any other nonsense that the university they attend is pushing.

Is that money well spent?  I don’t think so.  And yet thousands of parents across the country fool themselves into thinking their children are getting an adequate third level education.

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The Death of Common Sense – a reflection from Ireland

September 11, 2018

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has departed this life feeling rejected by many.  No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth certificate was lost long ago in miles and miles of red tape.  It is known, however, that he survived the Penal Laws, the Civil War, the election of Trump and the corruption of the media, but deeply felt the pain of being unwanted and unneeded when Varadkar & Co came to power.

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