GERARD HOWLIN: Time to give serious consideration to cancelling Christmas in future

Turning a blind eye to homelessness and drug addiction is not Christian behaviour, says Gerard Howlin

The Night Cafe at Merchants Quay Ireland in Dublin. Picture: Nick Bradshaw

CHRISTMAS only began yesterday, but regrettably the intensity of the lead-in means that for many it is already over today.

One short piece on social media caught my attention recently. The author mentioned that she doesn’t believe in Christmas, doesn’t celebrate it, and was rather tired of having to explain herself.

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