Why McAleese’s attack on the Church truly resonates

Powerful dissent may help to blur the lines between what can and can’t be changed

18th March, 2018
Mary McAleese: unfashionably faithful for liberals; too critical of the Church for conservatives

‘Liberal secularist attacks Church for not being liberal or secular” - such are the pitfalls of a column on the Catholic Church. But Mary McAleese’s attack on the Church as an “empire of misogyny” should resonate more broadly than with my right-thinking peers in the mainstream media. And even for liberals, its resonance may not be entirely comfortable.

Mary McAleese has long been unfashionably faithful. When she first ran,...

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