8 hours Adoration to #savethe8th
Friday 25th May 2018 is a monumental day fast approaching. What is happening this day? For several years now, many doctors in Ireland have been sending pregnant women to England for abortions. The High Court has determined that the 8th Amendment in the Irish Constitution is the only legal protection that a baby in the womb has right now.
What should be cast in stone is now being challenged by the forces for so called “freedom of choice” for the Mother, and the Irish public are now being asked to repeal this protection for the “voiceless” unborn in the womb. Remember that it has been stated that 100,000 lives haven been saved by this Constitutive Act passed on 7th September 1983. Remember in addition, that the safest place in the world should be inside the womb of the mother but this has become nowadays the most dangerous place for survival. Abortion is now the greatest cause of death worldwide with about 50 million lives of our brothers and sisters taken each year.
Why is this referendum so important for us in the UK and in fact globally? Not just because Ireland is geographically so close, or because many of us are from Irish Descent, but the legal and political protection of the unborn by the Eighth Amendment has been identified as a “bastion” and watertight piece of legislation. If this falls then the “domino” or ripple effect could have major consequences in all countries who are pushing for more liberal abortion laws. Even in the UK, we have already seen political appetite for “decriminalisation” of abortion. Where will we end in this cycle, perhaps even infanticide.
What can we do in England to help the Irish in the Referendum on 25th May to keep the Eighth? Simply said, we must storm heaven even at this late stage. What we plan at the last moment is to propose for all willing Parishes in the UK, on the eve of the referendum starting at 10pm on Thursday 24th May – 8 hours Adoration to #savethe8th – ending at Friday 25th May at 6am with the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass and the crowning of a statue of Mary in Her month of May under the title of Our Lady of Knock.
In Irish, the word for unborn “Beo gan Bhreith” directly translates as “Alive but not born yet”. Let us spread the word for this 8 Hours to Adore Jesus Christ and bend our knees in humility through the intercession of Our Lady of Knock. We are an Easter people – let us pray with certainty in our hearts that God will grant us grace where good will prevail over evil in this battle to eliminate the slavery of abortion. We are up against the world, but we have Almighty God on our side. All the angels and saints and Our Lady of Knock, please pray for us!