A Catholic priest is being applauded by many for a stirring St. Patrick’s Day homily in which he called out the “two legged snakes” that have infested the “Church, Dáil Eireann and Stormont”.
Fr. Paddy McCafferty referenced the analogy of St. Patrick driving the snakes from Ireland, which is symbolic of his efforts to rid the country of druidism, the prevalent belief system on the island at the time of his missionary work.
Fr. McCafferty called out the Irish political establishment, North and South, for their support of abortion, declaring that the “four green fields of Ireland” were running red with the blood of the innocent from the “slaughter of unborn children in abortion mills”.
The outspoken priest referenced the prevalence of evil in Irish society that was seen in the abuse suffered by children in institutions such as industrial schools and referenced how this evil is seen today in the support for prominent politicians for “wicked ideologies”.
Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, the Green Party, the SDLP and People Before Profit were all referenced in Fr. McCafferty’s homily, but Sinn Fein was given specific prominence in terms of condemnation as having begged England to impose its will on Ireland in relation to the recent abortion bill in the North.
“How shall you escape the damnation of hell?” Fr. Cafferty asked those in power who support things such as abortion referring to them as “serpents and generations of vipers” in words taken from the Gospel of Mathew as spoken by Jesus Christ to the religious and civil leaders of his time on earth.
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