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Irish couple will choose jail over paying fine for traveling to attend Mass during lockdown

May 03, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: On Palm Sunday in 2021, Jim and Ann Ryan, in violation of lockdown restrictions, traveled 40 miles to Mass in order to thank God for a medical healing. Refusing to pay the $315 fine and facing the prospect of jail time. the Ryans “have become an unlikely poster couple advocating for religious freedom in the Republic of Ireland,” according to the report.

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  • Posted by: miketimmer499385 - May. 03, 2022 10:26 AM ET USA

    Does anyone have the feeling that we were living in a parallel Elizabethan Age but without the benefit of the English martyrs as I do?