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References please, Mary

The Vatican’s benevolence towards Mary McAleese has been truly magnanimous.

Having graciously permitted our former president to complete a degree in Canon Law in one of it’s most prestigious colleges, their only reward was to be vociferously bitten on the hand that feeds her.

Of rather more grave concern however must be her critical reasoning being accredited to such a prestigious institution.

Given Ms McAleese’s embarrassing tendency to argue for changing Church teaching on the basis of conjecture, conversations with her children and anecdotes and her unfounded assertion that a large proportion of priests and bishops are gay, they must be cringing at her failure to quote authentic reference works.

James Hogan
Co Tipperary


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