See the above news article in which the former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese criticised the Catholic Church for its ‘isolated’ views on homosexuality.
“They will have heard words like disorder, they may even have heard the word evil used in relation to homosexual practice,” she said."*
People wonder where Catholic Ireland is today. Ireland used to be Catholic and orthodox at that. It is no wonder it collapsed quickly when the political leaders who call themselves Catholic take every position against the Church’s teaching. Mary McAleese has gone to Rome recently to study Canon law. She believes herself to be well schooled in theology and yet anyone with a penny Catechism could tear her arguments apart.
People like this are the so-called intellectuals of this age. Claiming to be devout Catholics and yet their political lives and votes show them to be against the Church at every turn. Mrs Mc Aleese, as much as she may have studied Canon law, still thought it right to go into an Anglican Church when she was elected president and take bread and wine from a protestant minister and had the audacity to defend her actions. This is to say nothing of her dealings with abortion and divorce legislation.
This is not a personal judgement on Mary McAleese or any one else. I cannot see her soul. She may spend hours in prayer each night for all we know, but when someone of her status claims to be a devout Catholic and yet calls for Women priests, end to Celibacy, acceptance of Homosexuality, abortion, divorce, and every other agenda on the liberal table we must speak out. The dangerous thing is that people uneducated in the faith are listening to her and not seeing her positions condemned, they are agreeing with her. Very disturbing - St Patrick would turn in his grave seeing just how pagan Ireland is becoming once again.
Sanctus Patricius, ora pro nobis.