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Showing posts with label Northern Ireland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Northern Ireland. Show all posts

Saturday, March 17, 2018

All I've Ever Known: Margaret Gallagher's Story

This documentary produced for the BBC in 1992 has proven to be very popular from its first broadcast, and continues to attract interest from across the world in 2018. Margaret Gallagher from Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, N. Ireland, enjoys her rural lifestyle, living without modern amenities. This was shot on 16mm film.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Marxist "Community Organizer" Calls Catholic Schools "Divisive"


The most divisive President in American history - a militant, Marxist thug - offended Catholics throughout the world, particularly those involved with America's largest, successful school system - by lecturing the people of Northern Ireland about his perceptions of religious education as "divisive."  Better for the likes of Obama that we should all be "dumbed down," unable to call on history to recognize tyranny, formed into compliant Obamunists who have not read America's founding documents, who haven't a clue about unalienable rights that belong to the children of God, who are unable to engage in critical thinking and logic, who have their minds filled with popular "culture," and who leave decision making to political elites, like Obama, who know what is best for them.  

Since he knows so much about education, why do his own government schools rank below those of most industrialized nations, including those to whom he directed his condescending remarks?

We ask again, when will the Congress of the United States remove this illegitimate "President" who has done anything but "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States"?

We hope that Irish Catholic and Protestant educators will make haste to visit the Chicago Public School System so that they can see first-hand the vision Obama has for them. 

A report from The Scottish Catholic Observer follows.

US President undermines Catholic schools after Vatican Prefect praised them

The US President has made an alarming call for an end to Catholic education in Northern Ireland in spite of the fact that Archbishop Gerhard Müller told Scots that Catholic education was 'a critical component of the Church.’

President Barack Obama (above), repeated the oft disproved claim that Catholic education increases division in front of an audience of 2000 young people, including many Catholics, at Belfast’s Waterfront hall when he arrived in the country this morning.

“If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” the US president said.

The US politician made the unfounded claim despite a top Vatican official spelling out the undeniable good done by Catholic education in a speech in Glasgow on Saturday and in his homily at Mass on Friday.
Archbishop Gerhard Müller (below), prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, told an audience in Scotland that Catholic education provided a rare place where ‘intellectual training, moral discipline and religious commitment would come together’ while giving the presitigous Cardinal Winning Lecture on Saturday to officially launch the St Andrews Foundation for Catholic teacher education at Glasgow University. During Mass at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow, on Friday night he said that ‘the Catholic school is vitally important … a critical component of the Church,’ adding that Catholic education provides young people with a wonderful opportunity to ‘grow up with Jesus.’

Mr Obama is in Northern Ireland to take part in the two day G8 Summit at the Lough Erne resort in Enneskillen.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Pope Benedict Strongly Condemns Terrorist Murders in Northern Ireland

At his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square today, Pope Benedict strongly condemned the terrorist murders of two young British soldiers and a policeman in Northern Ireland.

"It was with deep sorrow that I learned of the murders of two young British soldiers and a policeman in Northern Ireland. As I assure the families of the victims and the injured of my spiritual closeness, I condemn in the strongest terms these abominable acts of terrorism which, apart from desecrating human life, seriously endanger the ongoing peace process in Northern Ireland and risk destroying the great hopes generated by this process in the region and throughout the world. I ask the Lord that no one will again give in to the horrendous temptation of violence and that all will increase their efforts to continue building through the patient effort of dialogue a peaceful, just and reconciled society."