My fellow Hibernians, I am honored to present to you some
degree of thought and comments to you as an individual, a
family and community of Irish Catholics that honor and
respect Mother Church, the Blessed Mother and all the
Mothers here today.
WE fully and unconditionally accept the Blessed Mother as an
example of all Mothers, a pillar of support and strength to
millions of Catholics worldwide. As a sibling of 6 and the
father of 4 children I personally know that my family has
been impacted by the Rosary, the example of the
unconditional support and love of the Blessed Mother to her
Son, and in turn His unconditional love and support to His
We as a Catholic organization, as members of a family have
to fight the daily attack against our beloved Church, family
and beliefs. Society has deemed life itself, our family
structure and family life as disposable. Our lives are not
cameras, our lives are not appliances that are created to be
time sensitive and have disposal factor in the construction
or birth of a project or idea. Life is the gift of God, only
God has the ability to create life, why do some work so hard
to end a life.
I once was posed this question – Thomas how do you know that
Jesus is against abortion? I clearly was puzzled by such a
direct and simple question.
I was told you know He is against it, for did not Jesus tell
his own disciplines to Let the children come to Me, and do
not hinder them; for to such belongs the Kingdom of heaven.”
AS in Scripture: Matthew chapter 19: verses 13 to 15. The
parents who brought their children to Jesus wanted Jesus to
lay his hands upon them. They knew of the healing power,
both physical and spiritual, which came from Jesus’ touch.
No doubt the disciples wanted to shield Jesus from the
nuisance of noisy children. BUT JESUS delighted in the
children and demonstrated that God’s love has ample room for
everyone, including children. No one is more important to
When we review the history of Our Lady of Lourdes and the
first apparition of February 11, 1858 and the prayers that
came from this blessed event - In the Litany of our Lady of
Lourdes, the following titles:
Holy Mary, Pray for us,
Holy Mother of God, pray for us,
Mother of Christ, pray for us,
Our Lady source of love, pray for us,
Our Lady mother of the poor, pray for us,
Our Lady mother of orphans, pray for us,
Our Lady mother of all children, pray for us,
Our Lady mother of all nations, pray for us,
Our Lady mother of the Church, pray for us
Our Lady friend of the lonely, pray for us
Our Lady comforter of those who mourn, pray for us
We as a society
are now caught up in the world we live in, with such
problems as financial uncertainty, financial insecurity,
health care concerns, family concerns, personal and national
security and world environmental and peace concerns.
Each and every issue deserves our upmost attention and
respect to solvency, but the ability to live a life is the
center of all being.
Without life there is no worry, no concern and no ability to
create the options needed to solve such issues.
How do we not know that the cure of cancer, the creation of
a new fuel type,the creation of a simple clean methods of
transportation was not granted to a spirit, yet that spirit
was not granted the ability to be born, to live, to laugh,
to love, to teach, to cure or to solve.
Since we have already been born, abortion is no threat to us
as a person... But allowing this to continue in the fashion
it has, in such a reckless and care free manner, has
crippled our ability to function to our best potential.
If there is any lesson to be learned from September 11, it
is that we should value and protect innocent human life even
if it is not our own. This lack of value was the direct
cause of the terrorist acts. Think about it. The terrorists
and those who directed them had no value for the lives of
the flight attendants, the crew or the passengers who were
murdered or the innocent people in the Towers or Pentagon
who frantically tried to leave those buildings.
OUR presence here today, states that you value your family,
your CHURCH and yourself. Today I ask all those present to
remember those that can not be with us, whether it is due
Or yet for those that were not granted the ability to live.
I know that as an Organization we are not allowed to state
who would be the best candidate in serving the interest of
our people as President. Our country grants us the ability
to vote, the ability to disagree, the ability to protest,
the ability to stand up for those that can not stand for
themselves. We really live in the most wonderful country in
the world, yes it has problems, but when all is said and
done, it works; it has worked for 232 years.
If we review the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, of the
United States of America, AND to the Republic for which it
stands, One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and
Justice for all.
As is the case with most injustices that are done in this
world, they are able to thrive because good people didn’t
speak out against them. I will not follow that path, but
will depart someday with the knowledge and belief that I
have tried to tell the people the truth.
There is great value in being Catholic, there is great value
of being part of a family, there is great value in the
sacrament of Marriage of Man and Woman, there is great value
in the gift of the life of a child, and there is great value
in speaking out against those that wish to change or harm
any of these.
Our Media companies are working 24 hours a day – 7 days a
week to change the view of the Irish Catholic – we do not
have to recognize same sex marriages, we do not have to
accept the attacks against our church, against our family
values and beliefs.
There are 67 million Catholic’s in the United States –
Catholic emigrants built this country, there Children
defended this country in times of war and distress. Our
responsibility is to give our children a better life, then
we had, to educate and promote our Faith and to show them
that WE ARE ONE WITH MOTHER CHURCH.
It is interesting to note some statistics that have come to
light in recent years. In 1963 Evolution received Federal
Funding as it applies to educational purposes. Before 1963
the average grade text book contained about 1500 words of
the subject of evolution. After 1963 it averaged 34,000
words on the same subject.
In Nature such jumps usually take catastrophic tolls. Just
for an example the average rainfall in California per year
is about 17 to 20 inches – Look what happen to California in
1996 and the effects of El Nino – that calendar year about
45 inches fell upon California and the damage caused by
flooding was monumental in nature, to its people, its lands
and those existing with the effects.
Now look at the effects of the change in language, the
change in family structure and values have created in the
same time period:
Since 1963 sexually transmitted diseases are up by 226
Since 1963 the divorce rates is up 115 percent,
Since 1963 Unmarried couples living together is up by 536
Since 1963 Unwed birth rates are about 325 percent higher;
Since 1963 Pregnancies with girls age 10 to 14 – up 533
percent. The difference between those two figures are being
aborted – that an 208 percent increase
When you start teaching people that they are only animals
that start acting in that fashion.
The reflection or thought of the day is that God is not a
God that pressures people to love Him.
As long as a nation accepts Him and Love Him, He will stick
around like a faithful friend.
He will protect the people or nation and will cause them to
But if a people or nation spurn him and demand that He
leave, He will oblige them but don’t expect the blessings to
remain;when the Author of blessings is asked to leave.
Please keep your family sacred,
Please keep the family structure as we recognize it and
accept it as sacred,
Please keep the faith of our Fathers alive, the faith of our
Please keep ones ability to speak out against injustice,
sacred and defend the same
And please vote in harmony with the teachings of Mother
Church this election day.
I thank you brothers for allowing me to be part of this
and I also thank you for allowing me to share my comments
with your FAMILY.
May God Bless you and your family – Mary Queen of Heaven and
Please protect us. St. Theresa Help us.