The Irish Reformation
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  • Jim.

    “It will likely also hasten the decline of Christian faith in Ireland; this is not in my view a good thing”

    Don’t soft-pedal this sentiment with “in my view”. The decline of Christian faith in Europe is one of the major causes of the decline of Europe and the rise of radical Islam, two things everyone in this world should be concerned about.

    Confidence is the solution, not the problem.

    A more confident Vatican would have acted far more quickly and far more decisively about this problem.

    Of course, handling congregational leadership on a local scale would also have prevented a hierarchical cover-up. The Catholic church has come a long way with the principle of Subsidiarity — but it has not reformed sufficiently yet.

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