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(LifeSiteNews) – Many of you are probably wondering how a strong and traditional Catholic country such as Ireland could pass laws in support of abortion and so-called gay “marriage” in recent years.

Support the Catholic remnant’s rebellion.

In this episode of The John-Henry Westen Show, I speak with Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne, an Irish priest, who explains exactly the cause of the decline of Ireland. He also details the history of Christianity in Ireland, including the many persecutions the Irish people have faced for their faith in God and the Church.

Fr. Brendan points out that the main problems with Ireland were caused by a “tsunami of modernity” both in the Church and secular society. He says that the promotion of anti-life and anti-family policies have been largely “accelerated by the unfolding scandals in terms of the Church, emerging over a 25-year period.”

He also explained that today, for the most part, the faith of Irish Catholics is “very superficial,” even though for decades and even centuries, they made their mark as brave and heroic people in the Church.

Asking himself the question whether this “Old Ireland” could ever return in this day and age, Fr. Brendan answered,  “Yes. Without a doubt, [because] the Faith is still here.” He further stated that it will be the small remnant that will maintain the Faith, and pass it on to subsequent generations.

Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne and Immaculata Productions are working hard in to preserve the great pearl that is our shared faith in Ireland, but they need your help to bring the truth to their countrymen. I strongly encourage you to make a secure donation right now by going to this LifeFunder page, and to pray for Fr. Kilcoyne and his mission.

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John-Henry is the co-founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of He and his wife Dianne have eight children and they live in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.

He has spoken at conferences and retreats, and appeared on radio and television throughout the world. John-Henry founded the Rome Life Forum, an annual strategy meeting for life, faith and family leaders worldwide. He is a board member of the John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family. He is a consultant to Canada’s largest pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition, and serves on the executive of the Ontario branch of the organization. He has run three times for political office in the province of Ontario representing the Family Coalition Party.

John-Henry earned an MA from the University of Toronto in School and Child Clinical Psychology and an Honours BA from York University in Psychology.