Tag Archives: Ireland

Gay Marriage Bullies: Irish Edition

Ireland has been post Christian for quite some time. It is a society that barely has a remnant of even cultural Catholicism left.  Yet I still find this shocking. To see how straitjacketed the debate about gay marriage has become, … Continue reading

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Deacons in Ireland

The Church in Ireland has resisted the permanent diaconate.  When my favorite deacon assists at Sunday Mass there, people can’t figure out what the heck he is. This has led to some humerus reactions like the time that the woman … Continue reading

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Home (Bitter) Sweet Home

Well my favorite Deacon and I are home after a wonderful visit with our daughter and grandchildren. It was hard to leave, but it is good to be home. I usually don’t get jet lag from the journey home, but … Continue reading

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Blogging

I am not going to blogging much for awhile. My beautiful daughter and great guy son in law have at long last decided to have their marriage validated in the Church. We had been praying for this for ten long … Continue reading

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In the News: Ireland Will not Excempt Confessions From Abuse Reporting

I have not been following the sex abuse scandal in the Irish Church as I just don’t have the  stomach for it.  My favorite deacon, however, has and he gave me a heads up on this rather shocking development. It … Continue reading

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Dublin Pro Life Rally Draws 8,000 Protestors

Dublin, Ireland, Jul 7, 2011 / 06:22 am (CNA).- Thousands of people attended a large pro-life rally in Dublin to oppose attempts to force abortion on Ireland by changing its laws. Organizers said the July 2 “All Ireland Rally for … Continue reading

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Ireland and Abortion

It seems that the early reports on the European Court of Human Rights ruling was  misleading.  I wrote about it here. It is not as bad as initially reported. “The December 16 decision by the European Court of Human Rights … Continue reading

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