The Irish Referendum and the Future of Catholicism | HuffPost
It used to be that Irishness was defined by affection for the Catholic Church and resistance to European liberal trends. So stubborn was this identity that the country took longer than the rest of Western Europe to embrace secularism. But the paedophile revelations of the 1990s rightly rocked faith in the Church as an institution, while a series of recent scandals shook faith in its actual theology. The latter set of outrages were, frankly, distortions of the facts. (no such thing even exists). Never mind that both stories crumbled under scrutiny – the popularity of them spoke to a growing sense that everything wrong with Ireland was due to the imported tyranny of Catholicism. Shake off the last remnants of traditional religious authority, it was reasoned, and Ireland could finally join the 21st century. Au revoir, Father Ted.
May 27, 2015 · Ireland is a Catholic country
Despite these changes, Ireland is still for all intents and purposes a Catholic country, with more conservative values and more traditional beliefs than most states.
At the same time, it was one of the most hierarchical and clericalist, with priests and bishops who were invested with nearly-unchallengeable authority, and who became accustomed to extraordinary deference from civil authorities. And on sexual matters, it was a far more puritanical Catholicism than, say, the Mediterranean or Latin American varieties, or for that matter than the Gaelic Catholicism it had superseded.**
Ireland has said 'yes' to gay marriage and 'no' to Catholicism
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The Historical Dimensions of Irish Catholicism - …
Like the Judaizers, Catholics make human works necessary for one to be justified by God, and they end up with a completely different gospel.
It is our prayer that God will open the eyes of those who are putting their faith in the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Sarah Delaney on the Societal Impact of Catholicism in Ireland
The Catholic Church no longer has the control over the population it once possessed. The Church pervaded multiple facets of Irish society: Schools, hospitals and even families. As recently as 1982, from her post for being pregnant and unmarried.
Can Ireland Make Catholicism Cool? - The Atlantic
Our works of righteousness cannot add to what Christ has already accomplished.
The differences between Catholicism and evangelical Protestants are important and significant.
Catholicism in Ireland - ResearchGate
Simply put, the Roman Catholic view of salvation implies that Christâs atonement on the cross was insufficient payment for the sins of those who believe in Him and that even a believer must pay for his own sins, either through acts of penance or time in purgatory.
The decline of Catholicism in Ireland | The Circular
Why did this pope who is a Venerable of the Church — the very one who promulgated the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, published to the world the famous Syllabus of Errors, and presided over the Vatican Council that solemnly defined the dogma of papal infallibility — seek to comfort Davis, who was not a Catholic?