Fr Delaney's views are at odds with the thinking of the Pope
Fr Martin Delaney (Irish Independent, December 19) bemoans the citing of the considerable increase in non-religious marriages by Richard Bruton as evidence of a "more secular agenda".
In an interview with 'La Croix' last year, Pope Francis said "States must be secular…I believe that secularism accompanied by a strong law which guarantees religious freedom provides a framework for moving forward". I take it Fr Delaney does not share the Pope's position.
There seems to be much misunderstanding around secularism. Fr Delaney draws no distinction between doctrinal secularism and political secularism.