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    Gay Clergy

    Gay Clergy

    Last week former President Mary McAleese criticised the Catholic Church’s stance on gay people. The former President also stated in her opinion “within the priesthood a very large number of priests are gay.” In the public debate that has surrounded her comments, one voice that has been largely absent was that of current gay clergy who remain in the priesthood. In recent days, Brian O’Connell has spoken to a number of gay clerics and asked their reaction to President’s McAleese’s comments and talked to them about what it is like to be gay and a member of the clergy
    Mary McAleese and The Church

    Mary McAleese and The Church

    It’s been reported in the Glasgow Herald that former President Mary McAleese has been critical of the Catholic Church’s stance on gays Her outspoken comments were made to the paper ahead of an address to the Royal Society in Edinburgh last month. Sean spoke with Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent with the Irish Times


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