…show us the Church struggling on in Ireland. An Irish reader writes:
The Church in Ireland is like a grandparent with a bratty teenager of a nation knocking the wisdom of centuries anxious to get out & be free of ‘old people’ and take the car on prom night.
That was my impression too when I was there. The scandals are a convenient excuse for many Irish to ditch the Church, not the acttual reason. The actual reason is the usual: money, power, pleasure and honor. I trust in Christ that after this time of purgation, the Church will rise like her Lord. I don’t know if Ireland (or the US) will. The Church is eternal. Nation-states come and go.