Summer is by far the most active time for Irish Society for Christian Civilisation. Some of these activities such as the Call to Chivalry Summer Camp and the procession in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett have already been mentioned in previous articles. Below are some of our more recent activities.
One the Saturday closest to the 13th from May to October, ISFCC volunteers hold a Rosary Rally in honour of Our Lady in O'Connell Street, Dublin. The event is marked with a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima placed on a table and surrounded by flowers. For one hour, anywhere from fifty to a hundred people will pray three Rosaries asking our Blessed Mother and her Son pardon for our sins and the sins of Ireland, most notably the sin of abortion. Two rallies are still to take place on 15 September and 13 October at 16:00.
85 Roses for Ireland Needs Fatima Rosary Rally Captains
On July 26, two Ireland Needs Fatima volunteers delivered to Fatima eighty-five roses representing those faithful devotees of Our Lady who in May of this year organised a Public Square Rosary Rally in Ireland. They also prayed for the Rally Captains and their loved ones. A large number of petitions were also delivered. Many of these petitions had been received by Ireland Needs Fatima volunteers while visiting homes around Ireland with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
On 23 July, two petitions were simultaneously launched on our new website TFP.ie. The first petition related to the inclusion of Fr. James Martin S.J. as speaker at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. Fr. Martin is notorious for his support for homosexuality and his presence at the World Meeting of Families was a grave scandal. The petition to disinvite Fr. Martin garnered over 16,000 signatures in a very short time.
The second petition is still ongoing and deals with Catholic pro-abortion politicians receiving Holy Communion. Almost 3,000 petitions have been gathered so far. You may sign the petition here.
Caravan in Defence of Catholic Teaching on Family
(A caravan consists of many street campaigns on a particular issue over the course of a week or even a month.) From 1 August to 9 August, five volunteers of ISFCC traveled the country distributing Seven Reasons Why Fr. James Martin Should be Disinvited from World Meeting of Families. Thanks to these street campaigns many Catholics planning to attend the event were alerted of Fr. Martin’s efforts to normalise homosexual behaviour in the Catholic Church. More people than was expected knew of Fr. Martin and were glad to express their indignation by signing the petition.
The caravan travelled to Cavan, Sligo, Navan, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Tralee, Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny, Dungarvan and other smaller towns. One campaign took place at the Irish national shrine in Knock. The participants targeted both well-frequented public streets and footpaths outside of churches. The campaign resulted in many conversations with passers-by, many of them showing support for the volunteers.
Caravan in Germany & Holland
Gregory and Slawomir, volunteers of ISFCC, had the opportunity to defend the institution of the family in Germany and Holland. For five days, they, along with 25 other volunteers, campaigned on the streets distributing leaflets defending the family from the assaults of gender ideology. The impact of the campaign was enormous. People would often shake the hands of the volunteers, thanking them for challenging the liberal agenda. One even kissed the cross printed on the leaflet the volunteers were distributing. There was however, opposition. In Amsterdam one man stole the cape off a volunteer but it was soon recovered by a Polish volunteer.