The State recognises the Family as the natural primary and fundamental unit group of Society, and as a moral institution possessing inalienable and imprescriptible rights, antecedent and superior to all positive law.
- Bunreacht na hÉireann : Article 41.1.1
One can almost hear the screams of outrage and pain from the seven heads of Leviathan at these words. As John Paul II said “In the light of the New Testament it is possible to discern how the primordial model of the family is to be sought in God himself, in the Trinitarian mystery of his life. The divine ‘We’ is the eternal pattern of the human ‘we’, especially of that ‘we’ formed by the man and the woman created in the divine image and likeness.” The most explicit Trinitarian theophany in the Old Testament is the appearance of the three angels to Abraham at the Oak of Mamre. Immediately following this episode two of the three angels go forth while one remains with Abraham foreshadowing the missions of the Son and the Holy Spirit. And what do the two angels do? They bring a remnant out of Sodom and then God destroys it utterly.
The proposed 31st amendment to the Irish Constitution is an attempt to sabotage even further the original text by weakening the doctrine that the family is antecedent and superior to human positive law and to facilitate gay adoption. Though it was passed it is still in Limbo because of a legal challenge seeking to overthrow the result on the grounds that the Irish government used public money to propagandise in favour of a ‘yes’ vote. Please pray for the success of this challenge. The Bunreacht na hÉireann is one of the last citadels of authentic jurisprudence on the family.
Meanwhile on the other side of the atlantic the Obama administration is seeking to prevent families whose inalienable right to educate their children has been violated in their home countries from obtaining asylum in the U.S.A. The purpose of this is to establish that there is no right to home school for U.S. citizens so that the state may invade the jurisdiction of the family in the U.S.A. as well at some later date. Please pray for the victory of home schooling families and asylum seekers in the U.S. lest a major bulwark of residual rights and the Common Law state be swept away.