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Dissident Irish priests seek a 'groundswell' of support for radical change

October 28, 2011

Leaders of the dissident Association of Catholic Priests are hoping to "stimulate a groundswell" of support for their program of radical change in the Church. The group, which claims the support of more than 10% of all Catholic priests in Ireland, calls for democratic leadership in the Church, the end of priestly celibacy, and the ordination of women to the priesthood.


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Oct. 31, 2011 2:35 PM ET USA

    What a tragic turn for the glorious Church in Ireland! What pagans, Norsemen, Protestants and the British Army could not touch has crumbled before our eyes. Sad indeed.

  • Posted by: claire5327 - Oct. 28, 2011 7:56 PM ET USA

    If Jesus wanted having women priests (priestesses),He would had made His Holy Mother, the purest of Pure, the Tabernacle of God the Head of the Church instead of Peter. He is God, He knows all thing for all times, we have no right nor the authority to change What He Has Instituted which is something even the fires of Hell shall not prevail. Is there anyone alive who dares to say that he/she knows better than Jesus? If so you don't need Him, nor the Church He built for us SINNERS!