Saturday January 18, 2020

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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