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Church isn't a choice - like tax it's for life

Frank Coughlan


 

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Mary McAleese. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Mary McAleese. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Mary McAleese. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Mary McAleese has threatened to leave the Catholic Church which, on the face of it, looks like a real threat.

Most of us born into this institution of institutions didn't have any say in joining and know there is no way of leaving.

You can stop obeying the rules, of course, renounce God and live a life of hedonistic abandon, but you'll still be on the books.