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Irish Synod report urges ‘dogma-altering’ changes

August 17, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: A report sent to the Vatican by the Catholic bishops of Ireland, summarizing discussions in preparation for the Synod on Synodality, calls for sharp changes in the Church’s approach to homosexuality, divorce and remarriage, and priestly celibacy.

In a cover letter accompanying the report, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh says that the discussions highlighted “many challenges for the handing on of the faith in this country, including a need for inner healing and hope.”

Ireland’s former president, Mary McAleese, who took part in the discussions, said that the Irish report was “explosive, life-altering, dogma-altering, church-altering.”

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  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Aug. 19, 2022 6:10 PM ET USA

    Well, this is certainly an incomplete list. At a minimum, polygamy, polyandry, polyamory, bigamy, and group marriage need to be added.

  • Posted by: wacondaseeds4507 - Aug. 17, 2022 2:16 PM ET USA

    Sounds as though they want Catholics to become Anglicans, i.e., members of the Church of Ireland, rather than remain Roman Catholics. Why the pretense?