Skip to comments.Former Irish president Pledges to Spend Retirement Challenging Catholic Church
Posted on 09/28/2020 7:07:01 PM PDT by marshmallow
LEICESTER, United Kingdom Former Irish President Mary McAleese says she is pledging to use whatever time is left to me to challenge Church teachings on homosexuality and women.
Speaking to The View on BBC Northern Ireland on Thursday night, McAleese said, What else I am going to do in retirement except make myself useful in that regard?
McAleese, 69, served as president of Ireland a largely ceremonial position from 1997-2011.
She has clashed with Church leaders in the past and was barred from attending a conference taking place at the Vatican in 2018.
A longtime critic of the Churchs position on human sexuality, the former president, who has long described herself as pro-life, admitted she voted to change Irelands constitutional prohibition on abortion in a 2018 referendum.
In her interview with BBC Northern Ireland, she said she wasnt a hater of the Church, and said spirituality was a deeply beautiful thing that shouldnt be tainted by exclusivity and elitism.
McAleese said she wants to dedicate the rest of her life to challenging the Magisterium of the Church, defining it as essentially the male bishops who regard themselves as the arbitrators of the Churchs teaching.
Large chunks of that teaching are appalling. Large chunks of it over history have been taught with great grandiosity and then have been found wanting, and they have managed to slink away quietly from them, she said.
of its appalling history of anti-Semitism. It has resiled from anti-Semitism, as you would expect indeed after seeing where anti-Semitism leads after the Holocaust God help us sooner or later they will resile from sexism and homophobia because science and human rights will interrupt the integrity of their narrative, it no longer has any integrity for me, she explained. For me.......
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Doesn’t Bergoglio pretty much agree with her?
When Bergoglio was 77 he committees himself to the same thing.
|"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"|
She seems to think that if one has been President of Ireland, one can do anything — other than STFU and not be a big pest and scold to the last.
Yes, Ireland, the country that thought Hitler was just Hunky Dory, and didn’t bother to fight.
Why doesnt she just start her own church?
Seems simpler and a more direct solution...
everybody can go start their own church....
Not only that, when Hitler died, Irish President Eamon Devalera went to the German embassy and signed the book of condolences.
wow aren’t libtards fun people to exist around...?
hey c’mon man
the devil knows how its all going to go down and that doesn’t deter him
> when Hitler died, Irish President Eamon de Valera went to the German embassy and signed the book of condolences <
I remember reading about that. By then most of the Nazi death camps had been liberated. The secret was out. So I wonder who gave de Valera the stupid advice to go to the German embassy.
Hopefully she’ll get Covid and keel over tomorrow.
De Valera was not Irish. He was born in 1882 in New York.
Hopefully she will come to her senses and repent. If she does not she will be lost. Eternally.
She has 3 children and a husband.
But I guess they don’t deserve her full attention in her retirement.
I think that it was a combination of a reflexive jab at Britain and genuine regret for Germany’s defeat. Worse was that Irish who had fought for Britain in WW II suffered decades of official discrimination and hostility from the Irish government when they returned home. De Valera was stubborn and narrow-minded, with the Ireland of his era defined by poverty and lack of opportunity.
Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) was Irish.
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