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Pro-life rally - Jesus told to take a back seat

Thousands of people took to the streets in Dublin today, July 6th, to protest against the murder of children through abortion. The Rally for Life was preceded by a Rosary Rally led by the group "Ireland Needs Fatima". The Rosary procession which left from St Saviours gathered a large crowd and caught the attention of many Saturday shoppers who were prompted by the sight to bless themselves and to take pictures as the statue of Our Lady passed by. Many of those praying the rosary also carried religious banners as they called on God to intervene to stop the barbaric crime of abortion.


As the crowd assembled awaiting the start of the march for life, one of the rally organisers was not pleased with where one of the religious banners was positioned. When a few men holding a Holy Face banner stood to the front of the rally, Niamh Uí Bhriain became visibly angered. Those in attendance reported that she approached the men and demanded that they leave the front, stating that she only wants rally for life flags near the front. As the men took a few steps back, a few women in the crowd shouted that God should be at the front so the men decided to move back to the front. Niamh Uí Bhriain then instructed flag carriers to stand in front of the Holy Face banner before approaching the men a second time stating "It is a Rally for life, you are welcome at the rally but you need to step back away from the front with your banner, I only want rally for life flags at the front, how would you feel if I stood at the front of your rosary procession holding a rally for life flag?" to which one of the men replied;

"you lost the abortion referendum because you left God out of it, it is about time you put Him back in". The other man stated to her "The people around us have have said this is not right, Our Lord should be up front and centre". Other people encouraged the men to pay no attention to her because they were delighted to see our Lord Jesus at the front.


As the march continued down O'Connell street, stewards tried to direct flag carriers to get in front of the Holy Face banner. One such instance can be seen in the video below where Niamh Uí Bhriain instructs a steward to move a banner across to block it. It is not the first time those attending rallies for life have reported such issues.





As the rally organiser, Niamh Uí Bhriain is of course free to decide what she does and does not want in the rally, but hopefully some day she will want God to have a more central role.

It can be argued that the men should have respected the wishes of the rally organiser, but then again, how many should have spoken up as many pro-life leaders led the pro-life movements away from God during the abortion referendum campaign? God was discarded from the debate in favour of a secular message. The organisers of the prolife groups have put in many years of hard work and their dedication is truly admirable, but how much more successful would they be if they chose to put God at the front of everything they do?


As the rally continued down O'Connell street, they were met with a very small group of counter protestors who were kept back by a line of Gardaí. The irony of "People before profit" putting profit of abortion before people was not lost on one woman who commented on the hypocrisy of People Before Profit putting the lucrative abortion industry before the lives of the babies they kill. One can only hope that their hearts will be softened and that they will one day join the rally for life and God.


The only way their hearts will be softened is through God's intervention which is why it is important for Catholics to attend the pro-life rallies to pray and to give public witness. When the religious banners start to outnumber the secular flags at the pro-life marches, then maybe God will begin to answer our prayers. Some people like to appear Catholic to fellow Catholics while at the same time appearing worldly to the worldly people which is a weak and compromised faith, which was clearly evident throughout the abortion referendum. While Catholics remain ashamed of their God, how can they expect God to help them. As we stated in our previous article, Dublin Pro-life Rally, like an incongruent joyful funeral, we should not fight abortion on the enemies terms.


Thankfully some of the speakers at the rally were well aware of the need for God. The standout speeches of the day came from the former Pussycat Dolls singer Kaya Jones and from Bernadette Smyth who is always strong in proclaiming the need for God in this battle. They spoke of the spiritual consequences of abortion, about the need for repentance, for the need to pray for pro abortion people and they appealed to those in attendance to remember their worth in the eyes of God.





Matthew 10 : 32-33 - Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven.   But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven.







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Guest
Jul 08

Niamh needs to first humble herself to God and then repent. If not she needs to step down. Abortion is spiritual warfare and under her we in Ireland are loosing the battle.

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Guest
Jul 08

To the Life Institute and the Pro Life Campaign - your days are numbered !

The war for Life has moved on from 2018 - the battlefield has changed, the casualties soar and you maintain tactics that never worked by denying Christ and His social reign.

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Guest
Jul 08

I was present and witnessed what is described above, as I stood next to the men who were carrying the Holy Cross banner.

I think Niamh got her answer during the speeches when Kaya Jones and Bernadette Smyth both invoked Our Saviour strongly in this spiritual battle

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Guest
Jul 07

oh this is so true - How dear is the price of actually asking the Lord to be moved back?? What a shame for Niamh, who is visibly cross in the video. She has worked so hard over many years to oppose the vile ideologies that creep into our society and yet, all that work is wasted when God is rejected. I am fairly certain Niamh purports to be a Catholic, but as Ven Fulton Sheen said, “If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.” So a life of hard work, ends in the rejection of God. Truly sad.

Good on those men for moving back up the front :-)

God bless you…

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