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Irish newspaper touts campaign to boycott Sunday Mass

Catholic World News - August 11, 2010

The Irish Times has given front-page coverage to an Irish laywoman’s organize a boycott of Sunday Mass. Jennifer Sleeman, an 80-year-old convert to Catholicism, proposes that “the faithful women of Ireland” should stay home from church one Sunday in September, “to let the Vatican and the Irish church know that women are tired of being treated as second-class citizens.”

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  • Posted by: niall - Aug. 12, 2010 5:22 AM ET USA

    Disgraceful that the priest agrees with discouraging people to skip Mass. How far we have come when a priest openly suggests people miss the most beautiful thing this side of heaven. We need to support our faithful priests amidst all this scandal - pray for them of course, but let them know that we want them to be faithful to Christ and not to fleeting trends of the secular world. May our priests stand firm in the face of this heresy & may they always teach the truth.

  • Posted by: Miss Cathy - Aug. 12, 2010 1:53 AM ET USA

    I hope that the faithful women of Ireland recognize that Jennifer Sleeman proposes the willful commission of a mortal sin.

  • Posted by: gsarrazo9544 - Aug. 11, 2010 9:38 PM ET USA

    How exactly are women second class citizens in the Church? Oh yes, that's right, as Ms. Sleeman explains, in order for women to be treated with respect, ordination needs to be opened to women, priestly celibacy should be abolished and simple recognition given to them. I, as a cradle Catholic woman, am so very tired of the worn arguments by those who believe the Church needs change because she is "behind the times." Who needs "change" when we have the greatest change of all in transubstatiation?

  • Posted by: Lilacs2me - Aug. 11, 2010 6:11 PM ET USA

    This is the sort of thing that happens when someone converts. as Ms. Sleeman admits, because of the influence of a priest she knew. If you are converting/reverting due solely to clergy influence, you will be disappointed. However, if you convert because you have found Truth, then God never disappoints.

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