Think the fight over abortion is ended in Ireland? It has just begun, if Father Paddy McCafferty has anything to say about it:
You cannot be a Catholic and be in favour of abortion. Deliberate abortion is so grave a sin that those who procure an abortion, those who carry out the procedure, those who participate in it, or facilitate it, are excommunicated with immediate effect. People who reject such a vitally important teaching of Christ need to be spiritually and morally honest. The sacraments of Jesus Christ, for example, are not mere rites of passage. Therefore, choose a secular education for children, avail of other rites of passage and/or invent new ones.
Go here to read the rest. Father McCafferty has promised to protest outside abortion clinics when they open in Ireland. In him burns bright the spirit of the Catholic priests down through the centuries who upheld the cross of Christ for their oppressed countrymen and the dream of a free Ireland. He is as different from the spineless leaders of the Church in Ireland as it is possible to be. Go here to read more about this fascinating and fearless priest.