Discussion in 'Video Blogs' started by Beth B, Apr 29, 2021.
From Canada, a brave pastor fighting for his religion freedom,:
Religious tyranny around the world : Fox News
Unite your rosary for Ireland in their struggle to freely worship at Holy Mass.
I hope all Catholics in Ireland know what Bishop A Schneider has requested and feel some comfort in this.
I have been offering my daily Rosary for all persecuted Catholics of the world, including, those of Ireland, China, Russia, Armenia and under Islamic rule and will do as Bishop Schneider has requested this coming Sunday 2nd May.
Beth I feel this video would be very encouraging for our Irish brothers and sisters of the forum and should be posted on the dedicated Irish threads.
I haven't checked other threads this morning and maybe it has been posted there.
Thank you for this informative clip.
I will join my rosary for these intentions too this Sunday.
I agree Josephite....Irish Catholics would appreciate this...feel free to repost anywhere you feel it might be more relevant!
And you’re right...we should all be offering up our rosaries for persecuted Catholics throughout the world as you are doing!
I noticed Padraig has already posted the video on the thread "Ireland has fallen" I think.
Scottish bishops issue statement of solidarity with Irish Faithful
Jason Osborne April 28, 2021
Scotland's Iona Abbey represents the long-standing relationship between the Church in Ireland and Scotland, with St Columba establishing it after arriving from Ireland in the 6th Century. Photo: CNS
The thoughts and prayers of the Church in Scotland are now directed “to our brothers and sisters in Ireland”, the president of the Bishops’ Conference in Scotland has said.
Commenting on the recent decision by the Irish Government to enact restrictions which criminalise public worship, Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen issued a statement, saying “As the Catholic Church in Scotland this year celebrates the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Columba who brought the Faith from Ireland to Scotland in the 6th century, the thoughts and prayers of the Church in Scotland are now directed to our brothers and sisters in Ireland.”
“Recent developments that penalise the celebration of Holy Mass have been disturbing not only to the Irish Bishops’ Conference but also to the bishops of Scotland,” he said, continuing “We all recognise the need for restrictions to protect the common good of all people in a pandemic but to enact legislation that criminalises those who gather to celebrate Holy Mass is indeed extreme and unjust.”
“May the strong bonds between the Catholic Church in Ireland and Scotland established by St Patrick, St Columba, the Celtic saints and the faith of our forebears reassure our brothers and sisters in Ireland that they are not alone and are always in our prayers.”
Public worship has been allowed in Scotland since March 24, when the regulations forcing their closure were deemed unlawful. At that time, a group of 27 Church leaders in Scotland launched a judicial review arguing that the Scottish government acted beyond their emergency powers.
Lord Braid agreed the regulations went further than was lawfully allowed, and the ruling was issued that allowed the reinstatement of public worship with “immediate effect”.
Scottish bishops issue statement of solidarity with Irish Faithful - The Irish Catholic
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