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Secularists seen moving aggressively against Catholicism in Ireland

Catholic World News - February 03, 2012

“Ireland used to be full of one-eyed nationalists,” writes columnist David Quinn in the Irish Independent. “Today, it is full of one-eyed secularists.”

Quinn points to a Labor Party proposal that would screen out loyal Catholics from participating in educational policy-making decisions, and a complaint that Bishop Boyce engaged in “hate speech” when he referred to the dangers of a “godless” society. The legal complaint against the bishop will no doubt be dismissed, Quinn says, but it will “have a chilling effect on anyone else who might want to criticise secular critics of the church.”

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  • Posted by: joecober6835 - Feb. 04, 2012 10:13 PM ET USA

    In Canada,I will pray for the Catholics in Ireland.

  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Feb. 03, 2012 10:20 PM ET USA

    Now that the Church is weak from decades upon decades of novelty,halfhearted witness and compromise with the world her enemies are trying to give her the death blow and bury her. We ought to get very serious about our faith whether we are prelates, priests or laymen, as this is going to get ugly, as in there is going to be a steady and growing persecution of Catholics that might end up in us being put in prison or killed simply for being Catholic. I'm as serious as a heart attack here.

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