Patricia Casey Opinion Global religious impulse is strong despite the efforts of those who shout loudest
In contemporary Ireland it is tempting to think that religion is passé. Escaping the Ireland of the 1950s is the predictable mantra, and this is hailed as a good thing by the commentariat. Such is the atavistic disdain for religion. This is hardly surprising given what we know about the Catholic Church in times gone by in this country.