Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Libertas propaganda being distributed in Irish Catholic churchs

A far right Catholic anti abortion newspaper Alive which promotes Libertas and Declan Ganley is being distributed as part of EU election campaign inside Catholic churches in Ireland. The current issue of the magazine contains and advert from Libertas. The is not an official publication of the Catholic church. It is
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Catholics should write to their bishops and ask that these copies of Alive be removed from church porticos in Ireland.

Ireland's leading Catholic newspaper The Irish Catholic carries a story which in fact states that the Irish hierarchy will support Lisbon II.

Bishops to back Lisbon II
Michael Kelly

The Bishops' Conference is set to adopt an unequivocal pro-Lisbon approach to the second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty The Irish Catholic understands.

The Church came in for sharp criticism from politicians after a statement in the run up to the first Lisbon Treaty referendum made very positive statements about the treaty, but, crucially, stopped short of an endorsement.

Now, The Irish Catholic understands that Government assurances on the right to life and other sensitive ethical issues will lead the Bishops' Conference to be clearer in its support.......

A well-placed Church source confirmed to The Irish Catholic that in the second Lisbon referendum, due to be held later this year, a stronger statement of support will be issued by a committee of the Bishops' Conference. At this stage it is unclear whether that statement would come from the Standing Committee or the bishops' Committee on Europe.

Another senior figure privately admitted to The Irish Catholic that the inconclusive statement on Lisbon ''may have caused some unnecessary confusion''.

You can read what the Irish bishops said before the Lisbion vote here

Alive May issue pdf

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