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#3642

There’ll be 350,000 communion wafers chucked out after this.


#3643

Would you be a religious man Fagan?


#3644

Did many show up at the hozier gig/protest thing?


#3645

I try to be a good man farmer.


#3646

#3647

Big news coming up.


#3648

Rome wins


#3649

Rome!


#3650

Winning this bidding war is a much needed boost for the Catholic Church in Rome.

I wonder what will be the main venue in the city for it?


#3651

Peace be with you all


#3652

Did you shake Bobby’s paw?


#3653

Dobbo said Il Papa made some unscripted comments that they weren’t expecting. Anyone know what it was?


#3654

All the bit where he asked for forgiveness over the kiddie fiddlers an murderers was off script


#3655


#3656

Did any of the blow hards here attend? Looks like they were all in the pub or watching EPL games.


#3657


#3658

The jig is up.


#3659

:rofl:


#3660

LONG BORING POST ABOUT ME LOVING THE POPE

Just lack from a very special day in Phoenix Park. For the first 15 minutes Archbishop Martin and the Holy Father addressed the clerical abuse scandals because they said they couldn’t say mass until they asked for forgiveness first. The apology seemed very comprehensive and every line of it was applauded. Parts of it were very specific - for example he apologized to women who were told that having a baby out of wed-lock was a mortal sin, when it isn’t. There was a lovely atmosphere about the place and everyone left happy. He’s a class act, a serious superstar. Because I was late I missed him driving around in his Pope mobile.

You will know that I campaigned to repeal the 8th. I am also a member of the Unitarians church in Dublin.

For me the Irish liberals have let themselves down very badly the past few weeks. Why would you protest on O’Connell Street about child abuse when just a mile away you could go and listen to the Pope apologies for the very things you’re protesting? If you care about those things, why not go listen to the apology. Irish people have long made a virtue of cynicism. Now they have made a decision to never move on from the past and are acting like it’s heroic. Other people have made a similar decision to never move on from the Troubles and also want to be seen as brave. The desperation to highlight any low attendances shows a deep underlying insecurity. I have seen a lot of complaints about homelessness and how much the Pope’s visit will cost but what have these people ever done for the homeless, beyond virtue signaling online?

The Holy Father is right, Irish society cries out for the renewing power of the light of Christ.


#3661

How?

That’s the question that has remained unanswered…