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Irish bishop apologizes for priest’s homily against abortion, transgender ideology

November 02, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Ray Browne of Kerry issued a public apology after a priest delivered a fiery homily in a parish in Listowel, Ireland, condemning the advocacy of legal abortion and the “lunacy” of encouraging young people to change their sexual identity.

The bishop said that he recognized “the deep upset and hurt” caused by the homily given by a visiting priest, Father Sean Sheehy. “The views expressed do not represent the Catholic position,” Bishop Browne said.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 02, 2022 8:54 PM ET USA

    Catholic discipline is a hard pill for many to swallow, especially of late for many inside the Church. The religion of ignorance has dominated many dioceses for the last 5 decades: if the masses don't know it's a sin, then they can't be held responsible for violating it. Apparently this is the thinking behind many homilies today. There used to be a saying in civil society: "Ignorance of the law is no excuse". In too many cases both civil society and the Church have turned that claim on its head.

  • Posted by: frjt - Nov. 02, 2022 4:12 PM ET USA

    How sad that a bishop didn't give the homily himself... Instead we get an apology tour, did he have his lmnopqrst-e-p banner with him! Shameful!