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Is Ceist guilty of promoting pride? Catholic school group refuses to condemn flying of pride flag

At Scoil Dara, a secondary school in Kilcock, Co Kildare, two flags can be seen on their flag poles which should not be flying alongside each other. On one flag pole is the rainbow flag which endorses sins which cry to heaven for vengeance, on the other flag pole is a flag belonging to Ceist which is a Catholic schools group. The sight of the pride flag alone angered locals, many of whom are Catholic but also fallen away Catholics who still retain a sense of right and wrong.

To add insult to injury, the school decided to fly a Catholic flag alongside the one which mocks God. One can only assume that by doing so they attempt to claim that their promotion of pride and sexual sin is accepted by The Catholic Church. In promoting pride, they will instead lead people into opposition against God as St John Climacus states on pride;

"Pride is denial of God, an invention of the devil, the despising of men, the mother of condemnation, the offspring of praise, a sign of sterility, flight from divine assistance, the precursor of madness, the herald of falls, a foothold for satanic possession, source of anger, door of hypocrisy, the support of demons, the guardian of sins, the patron of unsympathy, the rejection of compassion, a bitter inquisitor, an inhuman judge, an opponent of God, a root of blasphemy."

Given that they are intentionally leading people into sin, locals have a right to be angry and parents of the students should be angry and raise their voices in opposition. Before the appearance of the flag, parents could be forgiven for believing that Scoil Dara was a respectable school with responsible adults in charge when it is a school that is under the umbrella of CEIST.

CEIST is a Catholic group and on their website they state -

"CEIST aims, in a spirit of collaboration, to continually invite its members to reach their potential, in the context of a school faith community which seeks to consciously embody a true expression of Reign of God as announced by Jesus Christ."

However, when asked to comment on their position in relation to the pride flag flying alongside their own they refused to condemn the actions of the Kilcock secondary school. If they claim to be seeking to embody a true expression of the Reign of God as announced by Jesus Christ, then why are they not doing what is their duty, and the duty of all confirmed Christians, that duty being to publicly oppose the disgraceful actions of Scoil Dara who are leading their students into sin.

In CEIST's response to our query they not only refused to condemn Scoil Dara's actions but they also appeared to endorse it in a typically ambiguous fashion by stating that they -

"encourage our schools to celebrate all their students.",

Needless to say, that endorsing PRIDE would not be celebrating any student. Rather it would be celebrating gravely sinful actions and the school, as well as those who endorse such actions, would be guilty of leading children into sin. They would be guilty of scandalising children.

Jesus was clear on such matters -

Matthew 18 : 6 - Jesus - "But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh."

Pray to Saint Coca of Kilcock to intercede for the conversion of the Scoil Dara staff and for God to give the grace of courage to those who are afraid to speak the Truth.

When further asked to clarify their position, CEIST declined to do so.

Concerned parents can contact CEIST on - 01 651 0350 or email -

Scoil Dara can be contacted on - (01) 628 7258 or email -

The staff at Scoil Dara and Ceist would do well to watch the video blow -


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