A year ago today I wrote that snakes are back in Ireland, speaking of their legalization of baby-slaughter. At that time I was speaking figuratively. Last week though, for the first time in recorded history, a man was bitten by a venomous viper in Ireland. Recall that St Patrick drove them out when he prostelycised (you know why I used that word!) Ireland in the fourth century - over 1,700 years ago.
To be honest, I am not one bit surprised and I knew this was simply a matter of time. When the Irish expelled God from Ireland by the allowance of baby-slaughter and sodomite #mowwidge, they simultaneously invited the deadly serpents to return. In general, when people expel God from their lives, they forfeit His protection as well.
Let me say some words of God's judgment. We have much to ponder with this, especially with this corona virus causing such a panic. I think it's quite possible, even probable, that God allows such things as measures to wake us up and bring more sobriety to our thinking. Now there are those who might pretend that "God doesn't do that anymore" and/or "that might be part of the Old Testament, but not of the New Testament". As for the first statement "God doesn't do that anymore", would any adherents please give proofs of that from Sacred Scripture and Tradition? For the second, since when was the Old Testament expunged from Sacred Scripture? It is the Word of God just as is the New Testament. Speaking of the New Testament, Jesus spoke often of pending judgments upon those who did not recognize Him.
When March 17th arrives, I'd suggest that faithful Catholics dispense with all the silliness that often accompanies the day. It is a day to ponder the life of a holy Catholic evangelist, not to celebrate Irish culture. Let's imitate him and pray for the preservation of western civilization.
(HT - Canon 212)