The philosophy he has is we are all different and all difference should be celebrated, no matter what these differences are, or what the consequences the difference may ultimately lead to. By that philosophy we should march alongside our adulterers too should they wish to have a parade. Or alongside atheists, candle-stick makers, cage fighters, crony capitalists, abortionists, tax collectors and prostitutes.
We are being asked to overlook all sin and transgression and accept every human being in their sin because of some new age mulch about harmony in rainbow colours. There is zero Christ in that video and 100% secular permissive materialism.
This is exactly why the Church is crying out for strong Catholic men and women, not wimps who want to be darlings of the media and liberals.
The current issue of the CATHOLIC VOICE has an article about this video. A few points that come to mind: - So far as I recall he doesn't mention God or Jesus once; it's all about feeling good with yourself. (Note his reference to learning from members of all faiths and none, which implies the Chaplaincy is not there to minister to members of particular faiths but to be entirely interdenominational, like a counselling service.) -He is acting as an official representative of the chaplaincy and therefore of Oglaigh ne h-Eireann, not in a personal capacity. I wonder what would happen to a chaplain who refused to attend such a parade or send such a message? Or what sort of ministry an Armed Forces member holding fast to traditional Christian teaching on sexuality can expect from such a chaplaincy? (Note BTW that the marchers are dressed in uniform, which makes them representatives of the Defence Forces rather than individuals who attend in a personal capacity.) - The Chaplaincy crest shown on the video is explicitly Catholic, with the Eucharistic vessels and the motto FIDES ET PATRIA. This is a nice example of Neutron Bomb Catholicism, where the symbols are retained when the substance behind them has evaporated.
Christ is the morning star who when the night of this world is past brings to his saints the promise of the light of life and opens everlasting day
Fr Tony Flannery draws attention to a "respected" Irish Augustinian Bible scholar called Kieran J O'Mahony, head of Bible studies at "Holy Cross Diocesan Centre" (formerly a seminar, in dim and distant days) who has proclaimed in a letter to the TABLET that Jesus did not ordain anyone, did not found a Church, and had no idea of a mission extending beyond his own Jewish people. Fr Flannery points out that this is exactly what he was suspended for saying. Indeed it is.
Colmcille: Forum is all into politics of the world and mickey measuring instead of any depth of spirituality - wrong focus. No salt or light. Pray and Fast. May God bring blessings to you.
Feb 27, 2019 19:42:56 GMT
maolsheachlann: Well, that is because it is a forum. I suspect everyone who does post here prays and fasts and cultivates a spiritual life. But these are things we agree on, so it doesn't really make for discussion.
Feb 28, 2019 10:18:21 GMT
maolsheachlann: Of course, if you want to take it in a different direction you are welcome to post something.
Feb 28, 2019 13:18:15 GMT
Colmcille: Political nonsense. You don't have to disagree with the depth of Catholic spirituality, lives of the Saints and treasures of the faith in order to discuss them.
Mar 3, 2019 16:48:29 GMT
maolsheachlann: This is why I disabled the shoutbox on the Irish Conservatives Forum. People with substantive contributions to make will do so in the forum.
Mar 4, 2019 13:57:20 GMT
maolsheachlann: I wish the lurkers would get involved. What's there to lose? It's a shame that there's only four or five people who post on the forum.
Aug 28, 2019 13:35:53 GMT
Lurker: One migth think that the only issue facing Irish Catholic’s i
Nov 19, 2019 15:04:27 GMT
Lurker: one might think the only issue facing Irish Catholics are liturgical.
Nov 19, 2019 15:05:06 GMT
maolsheachlann: I agree there is an over-emphasis on this among many Catholics.
Nov 19, 2019 15:07:04 GMT
maolsheachlann: Although of course it's important, too.
Nov 19, 2019 15:07:30 GMT
self excom: Do most Catholics actually know that to be a true catholic they need to believe that Mary is not the mother of God
Feb 15, 2020 14:27:33 GMT
maolsheachlann: I think you're going to have to expand on that one.
Feb 21, 2020 14:38:38 GMT
Arthur Miles Martin: You left out the four requirements for the holy Mass / Sacred Liturgy to be licit and valid. Proper ordination, proper form, proper intent and proper matter of pure wheat bread and pure grape wine. These are being violated everyday in most dioceses.
Feb 25, 2020 17:29:05 GMT
Arthur Miles Martin: I lived through Vatican II. The worse thing that came out of it was the ten year EXPERIMENTATION WITH THE HOLY EUCHARIST. I attended a gingerbread Jesus Mass, a sexual-deviant Mass and I had a cousin tell me of a pizza and cola mass in Alabama.
Feb 25, 2020 17:36:38 GMT
Arthur Miles Martin: Each year the USCCB petitioned the Vatican for Communion in the hand and each year the Vatican's response was NO! Then after ten rejections the USCCB said but we have to because the People demand it. I was never asked, were you?
Feb 25, 2020 17:40:02 GMT
Arthur Miles Martin: Come Holy Spirit renew the face of the earth. What is coming is a just purification of the Church and the world first.
Feb 25, 2020 17:41:27 GMT
indie77: The doctrine of the trinity says God is not Jesus so Mary is not mother of God
Feb 26, 2020 10:19:36 GMT
hibernicus: Indie 77 seems to be independent of any knowledge of the actual doctrine of the Trinity. Is he using "God" to refer to God the Father only?
Mar 1, 2020 23:31:18 GMT
Ann Ellison : I recently heard or read that 2% of the country is about to begin leading the other 98%. Also, reading about France being conquered because they had turned their backs on God, shook me to the core. It is exactly what I see happening here. No one is doin
Jul 5, 2020 16:32:13 GMT
Young Ireland: @ann Ellison, where did you read this? I have not come across any private revelation saying that.
Jul 6, 2020 18:53:58 GMT