Monday 16 December 2019

Just no place for arrogant beliefs

I JUST listened, open-mouthed, to the defence of the Catholic primate's position by the church spokesman, Monsignor Maurice Dooley, on RTE.

As he spoke, I waited for him to make some remark that would show he had some shred of humanity or a sense of the common good, but he failed to redeem himself in any way.

I can only conclude that this blind adherence to a kind of 'Spanish Inquisition' Catholicism is based on some kind of naive belief that they (people like Dooley and Brady) are superior to the common man or woman, and that the protection of their positions of power at the expense of innocent children can be justified by some warped sense of right and wrong.

I have one message for both of these people. If your 'canon law' society represents your belief set, then please go to that never-never land of yours where 'canon law' reigns supreme, and stop polluting our civil society where the rest of us try to be law-abiding and to do what is right. We need to be rid of you and your arrogant beliefs.

I once supported your warped and sick organisation by my contributions and my attendance; I am ashamed of that allegiance now, but unlike you, I learn from my mistakes.

John Mulligan
Boyle, Co Roscommon

Irish Independent

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