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By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 11, 2010

 An Irish woman wants to organize a boycott of Sunday Mass by “the faithful women of Ireland.” Her effort, and the front-page treatment accorded by the Irish Times, raise several questions:

  • If these women are “faithful,” why would they voluntarily absent themselves from the Holy Sacrifice, ignoring their Sunday obligation and endangering their souls?
  • A boycott is typically organized to cause discomfort for the target-- as a corporation squirms when people refuse to buy its products. How would the Irish hierarchy and/or the Vatican by materially harmed by the absence of some Irish women from Sunday Mass?
  • As far as we know, just one woman is promoting this boycott. Why does the quixotic campaign of a single elderly woman merit front-page coverage in the Irish Times?
  • Would the newspaper give the same prominence to a campaign to boycott the Irish Times? Wouldn’t some faithful Irish Catholics like to test that question?
 

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Aug. 11, 2010 9:07 PM ET USA

    Those around this woman should reach out in prayer and love. Her call for a boycott is misguided, but it is sad to find a sister in faith feeling so alientated from her church at this late stage in her life. Each soul is so important to our Lord. I think saying a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for her and those around her would be the best gift of love we all could give.

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