Article in todays Journal (Ireland) from Matt O’connor (father 4 Justice).
Insightful article from Matt, with details on why this fathers day is not a fathers day for quite a few fathers in Ireland.
Also interesting is the position of the catholic church.
The Church has consistently refused to support the rights of separated fathers to see their children and while Pope Francis has eulogised about the role of mothers, he has repeatedly made discriminatory comments about dads.
In his 2016 papal pronouncement Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), Pope Francis went as far to describe fathers as “absent, missing…too controlling…they neglect families…fail to offer sure and solid guidance to their children.”
In fact, not a single priest has raised his voice to express concern for the plight of fatherless children and their dads.
via ‘Dads aren’t recognised in our Constitution and the Citizen’s Assembly denied them a voice’
MATT O’CONNOR TRIAL 10AM 13/4/17 SALISBURY LAW COURTS: All welcome
and more or less in the same time frame the small hit piece in the Sun against him:
Excellent news here in the UK parliament. A couple of weeks ago PA was debated, now we have a private member’s bill being put forward by an engaged tory MP (and supported by several of her party) to change the law regarding enforcement of child arrangement orders.
Hopefully, it will get to the next stage. If not it is still raising awareness of the issue of PA and parents blocking access of the non-resident parent to the children.
via Tory MP calls for strict enforcement of child arrangement orders – We Are Fathers4Justice – The Official Campaign Organisation
Excellent article from Matt O’Connor of F4J about ‘Hollywood Fathers’ that don’t push back when their ex makes unilateral decisions about access and upbringing of their children.
via Hollywood’s dads must break their omertà over the crisis of fatherlessness
As if fathers are not demonised enough! If their children march with them on a fathers rally they are now being reported to the UK governments anti-terror programme.
Fighting for father rights IS NOT A POTENTIAL TERROR ACT!
Hopefully Fathers4Justice will get some concrete information on this highly secretive organisation.
via Fathers4Justice Statement: Children on Fathers4Justice demonstrations referred to government anti-terror programme – We Are Fathers4Justice – The Official Campaign Organisation
via Minister claims dads seek court orders to see kids in attempt to REDUCE child maintenance payments – We Are Fathers4Justice – The Official Campaign Organisation
This is a marvellous post from F4J which shows how out of touch the current tory administration is. The reason we go to court Ms Nokes – is to see our children!