I left for Ireland on October 24, 1999, the feast of St. Raphael. Upon my arrival in Ireland, I was received by Mrs. Mary Murray, who lives a few kilometres south of Dublin, the capital. The first day, she invited several people to come and see me. During the whole day, people came. I explained the battle of "Michael", and I took subscriptions to our journal.
In my seven weeks of apostolate work in Ireland, I noticed that the Irish have hearts of apostles. The "Michael" office in Rougemont had sent in mid-October a skid of 50,000 leaflets to Ireland. Within two weeks, they were all distributed. At the beginning of November, they had to send to Ireland another skid of 150,000 leaflets, which were also distributed within two or three weeks. A third skid, with 150,000 leaflets again, arrived in Ireland in mid-December. Mrs. Murray gave many bundles to people she knew, and told them in what cities they should distribute them.
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin O'Driscoll, friends of Mrs. Murray, were very happy to learn about the work of "Michael". They subscribed to "Michael", put us up, and offered us meals. They took part in leaflet distributions in Dublin with myself and other Irishmen. The skids were stored at Mr. and Mrs. O'Driscoll's, who now organize the distribution of our leaflets all over Ireland.
Mr. Ceamus McCarthy, whose name and address are on the leaflets, is in charge of a post office, and he takes care of mailing the bundles of leaflets to those who order them. Mr. McCarthy is subscribed to "Michael" since 1980, is a solid Social Crediter, and was very happy to receive me. Two 18-year-old men who attended two of my meetings decided to join Mr. McCarthy in the leaflet distribution. At Arklow, a man took 7,000 leaflets to cover his town.
In my tour of apostolate, I held in different places about thirty meetings in the southern part of Ireland. The Irish are humble people and devout Catholics. Before each meeting, we recited five decades of the Rosary, plus the consecrations to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Mrs. Deirdre Manifold organized two meetings for me, one at her place and another one at her friend's. People took many leaflets, and they were very much interested in our Work. Mrs. Manifold sent me to a school led by a priest. "Go and talk to the students," she said. There were 75 students between the age of 12 and 16, who listened to me with great interest. I gave them leaflets against the electronic currency, and pictures of the Eternal Father.
There were also good meetings in Dublin, Cahirciveen, Corkcity, Galway, etc. Every where, people subscribed to "Michael", and took leaflets to cover their places. In Carlow, I held a meeting where 40 people attended, and I took 15 subscriptions. I was invited to speak on the radio for 40 minutes.
William O'Toole, a good subscriber to "Michael", attended one of my meetings organized by Mrs. Murray. He sent to our Rougemont office $2,000 to get by airmail copies of Louis Even's fantastic book In This Age of Plenty.
I initiated many Irish people into the door-to-door Rosary Crusade. We prayed decades of the Rosary in many homes. Our door-to-door Rosary Crusade edifies the Irish.
A man from England, who was visiting Mrs. Manifold, accompanied me from door to door for two days in Galway. He enjoyed it very much, and said to me: "Your apostolate work is unique. You pray in the families, and you work for justice."
Like in Canada, we asked people to sign a petition asking the Government to cancel the public debt of the nation, and to create its own interest-free currency, instead of borrowing money at interest from private banks. In Ireland, the public debt is $60 billion, with a population of only 3.5 million people. The annual interest charge on this debt is $5 billion. The Irish eagerly signed our petition calling for a monetary reform and the cancellation of debts.
Pressures are effective
The Irish Minister of Finance came out with a new budget on December 1, 1999: he was to give more money to couples in which both husband and wife work, and less to couples in which only the husband works and the wife stays home. The Irish stood up and put pressure on the Government against this dishonest budget that penalized stay-at-home mothers. The Irish Government was forced to change its budget.
I said to the Irish: You see the effectiveness of pressures on governments. To obtain the monetary reform, you must put pressure on the Government so that it will create its own interest-free, money for the nation. The point is not to start a revolution or to use guns; you only have to enlighten the population of Ireland by distributing the "Michael" leaflets, and by having people subscribe to our "Michael" Journal. And collect signatures for the cancellation of the debt of Ireland, so that the country will create its own money instead of borrowing it from the banks.
There is still a lot of apostolate work to be done in Ireland. If this is God's will, I wish to return to Ireland in 2000.