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Old Feb 22, '12, 5:21 pm
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Default Re: The Claim that St. Patrick & the Celtic Church Weren't Catholic

No truth that it wasn't in communion in Rome. the Latin Church developed private confession because of the Irish (I think at least). The Irish reconverted a lot of Western and Central Europe in the Middle Ages. St. Patrick was a (Roman?) Catholic who was sent to convert the Irish. Yet even though St. Patrick was Catholic, he didn't convert the Irish Catholic??? It doesn't make sense. I suppose it's possible that there was some more freedom with discipline with the Irish since they were on an island with England, but the Faith was the same.

*I converted to Catholicism on the Easter Vigil on 3/30/13. Some posts may contain information that I believe is incorrect or was poorly understood from a Catholic viewpoint.