'In spite of dungeon, fire and sword'
Catholics have suffered and died for the faith in Ireland and this should always be remembered. Christ has called us to be apostles, to be soldiers for Christ. The command is to go and teach all nations. Christ was well aware of opposition from the enemy. The Jews, Freemasons, Atheists and other liberals. The enemies have declared war on the Church and seek to remove Catholicism from our homes, our schools, our place of work, society in general.
Catholics must have the conviction to stand up for the faith, to know the faith, the social teachings and social doctrine of the Church. Many Catholics in Ireland today are Catholic in name only. The command is to “Teach all Nations”.
Just as Blessed Miguel Pro gave his life for the faith in Mexico, Catholics in Ireland have been martyred for the faith also.