Tuesday 24 January 2017

Mixed blessing

Published 10/02/2012 | 05:00

It is ironic that a country 'on its knees' should allocate millions of euro to funding the excesses that arise from First Holy Communion and Confirmation events.

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As a Christian myself, I would remind the participants in these ceremonies that Jesus chose, very deliberately, to be born in a stable and as such I believe the clergy should do more to discourage the lavish disco-style dressing, hair-dos, make-up and pastries that revolve around these events and are carried out largely by parents and their children who only enter a church for baptisms, First Holy Communions, confirmations, weddings and funerals.

It is immoral that such extravagance should be encouraged when our health service is now of third-world standard.

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