MUST READ ARTICLE OF THE DAY

It would seem the bishops are in the dark as to what bonfires are being stoked up by the Pope and his aged Curia of administrators

As a foggy, January darkness falls in the early evening, the ground floor and upstairs lights are still shining in Columba House.

The decoratively renovated building once housed an infirmary for sick priests and seminarians of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

Now, inside a basement room unobservable from the outside, 18 of Ireland’s 33 Catholic bishops are in extraordinary session.

The bishops preparing for their Rome summit on clerical abuse with Pope Benedict XVI are huddled together out of sight in what is now known as the ‘Maynooth Bunker‘.

Read the whole of this interesting article at THE INDEPENDENT (Ireland). It shows just how much Ireland is changing. And it’s hardly surprising. Even the Irish (who, as long as they have a pint of stout in one hand and a nice ass in the other, are normally an extremely easy going bunch of people) will not put up with having the “mick” taken out of them as much as the Vatican has been doing recently. Maybe they’ll gain their independence yet.

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MUST READ ARTICLE OF THE DAY — 7 Comments

  1. as long as they have a pint of stout {*} in one hand and a nice ass in the other, are normally an extremely easy going bunch of people

    I suppose I’d only be stating the obvious, to say that that combo certainly makes ME extremely easy going! [To the door or to the floor: either way]

    {*} Though being your Typical Yank, I’d really prefer nothing stronger/darker than an ale, thank you.

  2. From the article: There was no input from married laity or women into the Maynooth-Rome process.

    Does this even need to be stated? Duh!

  3. In this day and age, JCF, it needs to be stated over and over to show up the ridiculousness of this these exclusions. (Sorry for breaking the #1 sin here and being boring – I will cease now.)

  4. I was down on my daily quotient of laughter and so I planted these bombs to make you make me laugh and so, there you have it. Did you all read that – he called me “woman?!!” – just like Jesus called his mum. Honestly…

  5. Wow. That “Independent” article is a scathing indictment. High time, I should say.

    (And for those who don’t know this, I used to live there so I kinda know the lay of the land…)