Irish Society for Christian Civilisation is an organisation of lay Catholic Irishmen and Irishwomen concerned with the moral crisis shaking the remnants of Christendom. Our foundation in 2004 was inspired by the work of Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, founder of the Brazilian Society for the Defence of Tradition, Family & Property. Today, with its members, volunteers and donors, we are on the front lines of the Culture War, peacefully defending the values of Tradition, Family and Property.
Tradition comes from the Latin tradere, which means to transmit. Tradition is the legacy of good customs, habits, and values, especially moral ones, that one generation leaves to another, giving it the ability to face the future. In this sense, tradition is synonymous with progress.
The family is the basic cell of society in accord with the natural order of things. It gives stability to society and is the ideal climate for the formation of children. Moreover, the family was elevated by Our Lord Jesus Christ who instituted the Sacrament of Matrimony.
The Seventh and Tenth Commandments protect property. Private property links an object to a person. The property owner has the right to use, enjoy, and dispose of an object according to his discretion. Property also guarantees the stability of the family. Without it, the individual and the family would be at the mercy of the State.
Together, these three values, tradition, family and property form a protective wall against Marxist, socialist, and communist ideologies.
2004 – present: The Ireland Needs Fatima campaign has distributed tens of thousands of books, newsletters, and religious items related to the Message of Fatima to homes around the country
2007 – present: Our annual Call to Chivalry Summer Camp has educated and inspired countless young men in the Faith
2008: Campaigns against the anti-Catholic provisions of the Lisbon Treaty.
2014: Multiple campaigns held throughout the country, urging people to pray a novena against the legalisation of abortion.
2015: In union with its sister organisations around the world, ISFCC gathered over 800,000 signatures asking Pope Francis to reinforce Church teaching on marriage and the family.
2015: Our volunteers did numerous street campaigns in favour of natural marriage, that is, one man and one woman.
2018: Over 16,183 signatures are gathered to have Fr. James Martin S.J. disinvited from the World Meeting of Families because of his open rejection of Church teaching on the sin of homosexuality.
2019: ISFCC campaigned in all the major cities of Ireland for the unborn, distributing a leaflet entitled 7 Reasons to Reject Abortion.
2021: ISFCC again campaigned around Ireland for the unborn.
As Irish Society for Christian Civilisation is part of the TFP network, we use the large red TFP standard with a golden rampant lion. It symbolises our ideological fight for the principles of tradition, family and property. The lion is a symbol of the cardinal virtue of fortitude. The gold symbolises the nobility of our cause, and the cross on the lion’s chest is the sign of Christendom. The red background of the standard stands for dedication.
The red cape worn by TFP members during street campaigns distinguishes them from the crowd and projects these historic principles out to the public.
Links to Other TFPs, Inspired and Related Groups
Asociación Civil Fatima La Grand Esperanza (Argentina)
Fundación Argentina del Mañana (Argentina)
Australia Needs Fatima (Australia)
Australian TFP (Australia)
Aktion Österreich braucht Mariens Hilfe (Austria)
Österreichische Jugend für eine Christlich-kulturelle Gemeinsamkeit innerhalb des Deutschsprachigen Raumes (Austria)
Tradition, Familie und Privateigentum (Austria)
Instituto Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira (Brazil)
Canada Needs Our Lady (Canada)
Canadian Society for the Defence of Christian Civilization (Canada)
Acción Familia (Chile)
Centro Cultural Cruzada (Colombia)
Círculo Beato Pío IX (Ecuador)
Avenir de la Culture (France)
Droit de Naître (France)
Fédération Pro Europa Christiana (France)
Deutschland braucht Mariens Hilfe (Germany)
Kinder in Gefahr (Germany)
SOS Leben (Germany)
Irish Society for Christian Civilisation (Ireland)
Associazione Luci sull’Est (Italy)
Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira (Italy)
Cultuur onder Vuur (The Netherlands)
Stichting Civitas Christiana (The Netherlands)
Sociedad Paraguaya de Defensa de la Tradición, Familia y Propiedad – TFP (Paraguay)
Asociación Santo Tomás de Aquino (Peru)
El Perú necesita de Fátima (Peru)
The Philippine Crusade for the Defense of Christian Civilization (Philippines)
The Philippines Needs Fatima (Philippines)
Fundacja Instytut Edukacji Społecznej i Religijnej im. Ks. Piotra Skargi (Poland)
Instituto Santo Condestável (Portugal)
Acção Família (Portugal)
Family Action South Africa (South Africa)
South Africa Needs Our Lady (South Africa)
Young South Africans for a Christian Civilisation (South Africa)
Tradición y Acción (Spain)
Helvetia Christiana (Switzerland)
Tradition, Family, Property Association (United Kingdom)
Cubanos Desterrados (United States)
St. Louis de Montfort Academy (United States)
Familia Uruguaya Cristiana (Uruguay)
Tradición y Acción por un Uruguay Auténtico, Cristiano y Fuerte (Uruguay)
The main object for which the Company is established (the “Main Object”) is:
The advancement of religion including the Catholic religion, and the promotion of traditional Irish Christian religious values in society at large, particularly regarding the sacredness of human life from conception to death, and the benefits of the institutions of marriage and the family, while also engaging in the circulation of religious articles and Catholic literature, and in particular promoting the message of Fatima, including through conferences, camps, visits, pilgrimages, cultural exchange programmes, distribution of rosaries and miraculous medals, and public meetings promoting the rosary.