At this time the Irish polls have closed and the ballot counting is underway. Exit polls indicate that the snakes may have returned to Ireland, however we can still pray for a miracle. I join some blogging colleagues in wondering why Pope Francis has been so silent regarding this vote, considering that Ireland is (or was) one of a handful of countries that ban the baby-slaughter known as abortion. The pope certainly seemed to have enough words regarding our presidential election in 2016, but none regarding this crucial matter?
For that matter, where are the faux-prolifers who call themselves "New Pro-Life Movement" and "Rehumanize International"? Google them and search their sites and social media pages for one word about this referendum. Let me know if you find anything (giving url) because I couldn't find where they uttered a peep.
As I said, I believe the ballot-counting is still underway, or maybe it will commence tomorrow. Thus it's not too late to pray your rosaries and to all the Irish saints, that the Lord may preserve intact this lonely bastion for the babies.
“What can I do to help resolve the crisis in the Church?” “Pray and act.” By action, make known your dissatisfaction to the American bishops, to the Holy See, and to your fellow Catholics. Prayer is all-powerful. God wants us to pray to Him for the graces we need to remedy the evils we find in the Church today. Our prayers remind us that we are totally dependent upon God, and that God wants us to exercise our love for Him in the sweet duty of seeking His help. We must also act to stir the shepherds of the Church to recognize the serious problems we face and to do whatever is necessary to resolve these problems.
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