On Friday, May 22, 2015, the people of Ireland failed to heed the warning the Apostle Paul gave to the Christians of Rome.
They “exchanged the truth about God for a lie.” (Romans 1: 18-30) In this case, they exchanged the truth of natural marriage for the lie of false equality and fake tolerance.
Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin told the Irish Times that the referendum amounts to a social revolution and the Catholic Church needs to do a reality check because “most of those people who voted yes are products of our Catholic schools for 12 years.”
That is why the Catholic Church in Ireland, and throughout the West, needs a new evangelization.
Many fellow Christians have asked me how this could happen since “Ireland is Catholic.” It happened because, for all practical purposes, this is not true. The Irish have what the Apostle Paul described — a form of religion but they deny its power. (2 Tim. 3:5) There are no doubt faithful Christians in Ireland, but they are clearly in the minority.
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