Monday 18 December 2017

Lise Hand: No stumbling into the flowerpot now as Enda plots collision course with Church

THE high-ups in the Catholic Church must wonder betimes if the fairies tiptoed into Enda's room on the night he was crowned Taoiseach and left a changeling in his place.

For instead of getting a head of government who set his face firmly towards a conservative agenda while paying unquestioning obeisance to the church, they were landed with a leader who delivered a landmark eloquent denouncement of the Vatican's response to child sex abuse scandals – in his excoriating address to the Dail on the Cloyne Report in 2011 – and who oversaw the passage of abortion legislation through the Oireachtas this summer.

And if this wasn't enough for the religious hierarchy, Enda Kenny's Government has now announced that a referendum on same-sex marriage will take place sometime in 2015.

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