Is this the true high point of Irish Catholicism?

Is this the true high point of Irish Catholicism?
Pope Francis meets the media on board his flight to Dublin

In contrast to the papal visit in 1979, this weekend’s events show a Catholicism marked by noisy dissent, critical engagement and a more accountable leadership

Leo Varadkar has an unusual independence of mind for a politician. That leads him to speak his mind on occasion when, by ordinary political and diplomatic standards, he would be better shutting up.

For an Irish leader, he has shown an unprecedented willingness to stick his oar in on Church theology and policy. Compared with taoisigh of earlier generations, this is a revolution; compared with his predecessor, Enda Kenny, it is an evolution. Kenny spoke...

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