Sunday 19 November 2017

Time for mother to take action

IN yesterday's paper, you published a letter from a woman with a gay daughter who wrote to tell of her anger at the Pope calling her daughter an "insidious danger to society". The woman went on to say that she was a Catholic who was finding it hard to "hold on".

I have a suggestion for this woman and her husband. Go on the internet and download an "Actus formalis defectionis ab Ecclesia Catholica" or, in English, "a formal act of defection from the Catholic Church".

Alternatively, go to and get the form and other information there. By not defecting, this woman is staying a member of a group which not only vilifies gay people, but also thinks that child abuse is a matter to be covered up and which also has the nerve to ask children to give some of their Confirmation money to the church when the head of the church is living in a multi-billion euro art museum.

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