“The child by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth” UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Malta to vote on divorce
LifeSiteNews reports that in the run-up to a referendum on divorce, due to be held on 28 May, a Maltese bishop, Bishop Mario Grech, has warned Catholics of ‘wolves in sheep’s clothing’ who are trying to introduce divorce into Malta.He also warns that:
‘You cannot not be loyal to Christ and say you are a Christian or a Catholic.If you are not in communion with Christ’s teachings, you are not in communion with the Church and you cannot receive communion …. To be politically correct and not tell things as they are will lead us to be sorry.There are the brigands among us who are utilizing every means possible to lead the flock astray.They are going after marriage and then other things will follow.’Would that other bishops spoke out in similar manner!
Bishop Grech also warned that
“to be politically correct and not tell things as they are will lead us to be sorry. There are the brigands among us who are utilizing every means possible to lead the flock astray. They are going after marriage and then other things will follow.”
I was born in Galway, Ireland where I attended first Scoil Fhursa and then St Ignatius (Jesuit) College. My family moved to Cork in 1960 and I spent my last year at the Christian Brothers College in Mc Curtain street Cork (CBC).
I came to Dublin in 1963 where I met and married my wife Philomena. We have lived in Dublin since then and have been blessed with seven children and 17 grandchildren (so far). When I finished school I studied architecture through the professional institutions and I am a retired Member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (MRIAI). I also hold a BSc. in psychology and political philosophy.
I currently lobby pro-life and pro-family issues at the United Nations in New York and Geneva and occasionally at the European Parliament and Council of Europe. I am a member of the pro-life, pro-family coalition operating within the international institutions and I am a consultant to the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children SPUC on UN and related matters.
Between 1978-85, as a married couple Philomena and I were involved in the presentation of Marriage Encounter Weekends and pre-marriage courses. We also represented Worldwide Marriage Encounter on a committee for the family in the Dublin Archdiocese. Between 1985-1988. I was appointed National Secretary and then President of the Catholic Secondary Schools Parents Association (CSPA). I have been lobbying pro-life issue at the UN for upwards of 12 years.
I am a past President of the National Association of Catholic Families (NACF)
1997: Anthology of pro-life verse
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