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Today’s Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady will poke the consciences of practising Catholics

On The Catholic Herald website, I wrote that practising Catholics must not hold lapsed Catholics in contempt. This is in light of the today's Consecration of Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I was prompted to write the blog after I heard some sanctimonious mutterings made in reference to non-practising Irish Catholics, "the Consecration will be wasted on them".  

There is the other side of the coin: embittered non-practising Catholics who complain that Ireland should have outgrown Catholicism by now and that the Consecration will be done in vain.

Amid the chatter, the cynicism and the failure of practising Catholics to defend Our Lady, the country will be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart. The bishops are gathering at Knock to place Ireland into Our Lady's hands.