Monday February 17, 2020

Last vestiges of a confessional state

One Whit Sunday afternoon in the diocese of Ferns, a legend was born that was perhaps to contribute to the strange state that was Catholic Ireland up to two decades ago.

29th October, 2005

One Whit Sunday afternoon in the diocese of Ferns, a legend was born that was perhaps to contribute to the strange state that was Catholic Ireland up to two decades ago. On that dry dusty afternoon, a priest, Fr John Murphy, organised a group of desperate people, provoked beyond restraint, to kill some 100 of their fellow countrymen. Most of those who died were Irish speaking Catholics, who pleaded for their lives with rosary beads...

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