Posted: Dec 10, 2014 11:41 am
by Scot Dutchy
I'm With Stupid wrote:
Animavore wrote:The Church have almost no relevance to today's society. They are dying out and their role is mostly ceremonial now. When the abortion referendum came out in the 90s the 'No' vote just barely won. The next time, and there are calls for another referendum, they won't win.

Yeah, but surely the fact that you haven't been given a referendum and politicians don't feel that they can just go ahead and do it is testament to the power the church still holds in Irish politics? I wouldn't even say the Catholic church has no relevance in UK politics, never mind Irish. The Catholic church still runs 90% of your primary schools ffs, and a good number of the rest are protestant. It's obviously getting better, but there's a long way to go.

And plenty of people have a religious funeral in fact in Limerick almost all but why? The same as with the schools habits.

When you have been living is such a structured society run by an institution to break it all done does not happen overnight.

When did the last Magdeline Laundry close? Not that long ago in the '70's. The scares and wounds created and bled by the catholic church should not be underestimated. They are huge and it will take considerable time for them to heal.

Politically the back rooms have been closed and openness is the order of the day. Progress and equality are happening.