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Sunday, 2 December 2012

A good, old-fashioned sermon at St. Kevin's

The sermon I heard today should have been made into a video or MP3. Father Nevin at St. Kevin's at the TLM came out like a great prophet against the coming abortion law in the Dail and spoke in good old hell-fire manner. Father Nevin spoke of hell and the consequences of sin. He highlighted the fact that Eire has lost its Faith. He did not spare any harsh words.  He warned of a cataclysmic judgement from Christ, who could come back to earth next week, next year or in a million years. He emphasized that God would not ignore the result of an abortion law, and the reality of both the particular and final judgement.

Scary, but true that we all shall be judged by the way we vote, or worse, the way we do not support pro-life issues because of apathy.

The young people from Poland, Singapore, Scotland, and Canada I spoke with after Mass thought the sermon was excellent. There were no Irish students or young workers in the group. I have met one Irish person under 40 at the TLM in the several weeks I have been attending Mass there, (except for those in the professional choir, which does not sing there every week and except for the very young altar boys).

The Catholic youth of Eire are missing from the TLM and therefore, do not hear this type of excellent sermon.

There is the pro-life rally I advertised on this blog. When I asked how many were going, none could go. All had classes which were leading up to exams, or could not take off work.

I am wondering why those who set up the rally did not take these schedules into consideration. A young man said that if he told his boss he was taking off for a pro-life rally, for two hours, he would probably be let go from his job.

The pro-life groups here are not organized. The numbers are small. Of course, St. Kevin's is a chaplaincy not a parish and the congregation members may not even live in Dublin. As the only Latin Mass in Dublin, it brings in people from two hours away.

The break-down of the continuity of the family and the radical secularization of society weakens the Church.

The Church is weak here. But, the sermon was great.