Liberal Irish Church in Deep Troubles

Depression is “very common” among Irish priests according to a summary presented at a meeting of the Modernist Association of Catholic Priests in Athlone, Ireland. Concerns were also expressed about…
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Uncle Joe
But, the Irish faithful, and many of the rank and file priests remain, solid.
I suppose that would depend on how one defines “solid” and "many."

Currently (2016) the percentage of the Irish population that is Catholic is measured at 78%. In 1981 the number was 91%.
The once unquestioning reverence for the clergy which was a featu… More
Klaus Gamber
@Uncle Joe I think the article could be the title for ANY local church. The Irish church, certainly used to be an incredible missionary giant, taking on the button passed on by the Italians, Portuguese and the Spanish. In particular the Irish Redemptorists had a strong presence in Asia and the Christian Brothers in Africa. Sadly, this legacy has now gone, and the Redemptorists have been reduced … More
Uncle Joe
"Upon what basis is the Irish Church judged liberal?"

The basis may have a little something to do with the squishy archbishop of Dublin.
After the gay marriage vote permitting homosexual marriage in 2015, Diarmuid Martin, the archbishop of Dublin said:

We [the Church] have to stop and have a reality check, not move into denial of the realities. We won't begin again with a sense of … More
Upon what basis is the Irish Church judged liberal?
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