In a country that was once the womb of the Catholic Church, incubating incredibly young Irish men into celibate priests, and then exporting them to the USA and other parts of the world…
In a country wherein the Head of the Irish nation publicly condemned the Catholic church’s coverups of sexual abuse of children and women in Ireland and environs, shaming the powers that be in the cossetted Vatican of John Paul II and Ratzinger’s time, as well as Ratzinger-Benedict.
In a nation that gave the USA some of the best of her kith and kin in immigrations during famine as well as times otherwise…
today… it could be said, the Vatican doctrinists who have made literally millions of books and bulls and encyclicals forbidding, condemning many different groups, and in words and ‘doctrines’ and ‘infallible teachings’ that Jesus the Christ never once uttered. Not once. Today it would be said, that the doctinists lost again. But then stripping others of dignity and freedom and love and care, usually does net zero in power and a panorama of doctrinal indecency, immediately or eventually.
“Fianna Fail party leader Michael Martin, whose party is traditionally closest to the Catholic Church but like all other parties campaigned to legalize gay marriage, said it “looks like an emphatic win for the yes side.” Voters in his native Cork were being recorded by observers as more than 60 percent yes.
“John Lyons, one of the four openly gay lawmakers in Ireland’s 166-member parliament, said he was surprised by how many older voters he met on the campaign trail who were voting yes. But he paid special credit to the mobilization of younger voters, many of whom traveled home from work or studies abroad to vote.
“Most of the young people I canvassed with have never knocked on a door in their lives,” said Lyons, who represents northwest Dublin in parliament. “This says something about modern Ireland. Let’s never underestimate the electorate or what they think.”