You may have heard of Youth Defence, they are a prolife group here in Ireland and in past years you may have heard different things about youth defence, which were mainly negative, well in recent months I have seen Youth Defence popping up in different places like on EWTN’s Programme, Life on the Rock and also from a talk here on campus two days ago where a doctor who was a Member of Youth Defence gave a talk along with Fr John Harris O.P,
I have to say after speaking to them and seeing the life on the rock on EWTN, I am not seeing what I have experience from members of Youth Defence, in the past. In fact these people were brilliant and surprised me and has made me look again at Youth Defence and their work. Yes they do have some radical members, but this seems to be a very small minority.
In these changing times in Ireland where the prolife message is getting suppress I feel it is now time as Catholics to re look at organisations like these and see that they are not militant and support them, as this cause is important for the future of Ireland.
There are many ways to get involved in Prolife work, the easiest way is probably to join the prolife Soc on campus although not members of Youth Denfence this is great way of getting involved at campus level in spreading the message of life.
So let us have the courage as Catholics to stand up for life