Opinion Letters

Saturday 25 November 2017

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•As an American Catholic (with a smidgen of Irish blood) I felt a great deal of sorrow for the people who supplied us with a thousand holy priests and then let a spell of prosperity make them casual about their own faith.

I coined a saying: "What 400 years of English oppression failed to do to Irish Catholicism, material prosperity did in 40."

Nonetheless, it wasn't fair to the people there to shift the burden of the debt from that spree from the bankers and bureaucrats who egged everyone on and who profited most from it to middle-class, taxpaying workers.

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