The St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) is a genuinely good organization. Through voluntary effort it looks after the most needy in our society, supporting those who fall through the welfare cracks. It’s increasingly addressing the issue of broken or dysfunctional families (although it doesn’t refer to them as such) through community centre-type services.
Carrigtohill, a very small town near Cork, has one such centre. It looks after children whose parents cannot or will not look after them. An article in the Irish Examiner of December 27 explained the good things that go on there. The article also had a photo of one of the supervisors and a large group of children.
Now Carrigtohill, on the face of it, and I travel there frequently, doesn’t have a black population as such. Unlike many other Irish towns, you’ll seldom see a black face as you walk along the main (only) street.
Yet in the Examiner’s photo, more than half of the children are black! The foundations for just what we’ve seen everywhere else in the West. Blacks come in, breed freely, throw their offspring onto the welfare services. These offspring then grow up to populate violent, crime-infested, welfare-dependent neighbourhoods.
Christ grant me patience!