Reclaiming the Irish Church

Mark Dooley
2015 Études Irlandaises  
The Irish Catholic Church is still coming to terms with its dark past. In a series of probing and controversial articles for the Irish Daily Mail, former lecturer in Philosophy at NUI Maynooth Dr Mark Dooley uncovered a culture of clerical disobedience at the heart of the seminary system in Ireland. Those articles became the basis of his book Why Be a Catholic? 1 . "Reclaiming the Irish Church" sheds further light on the seminary system and the Irish Episcopacy, arguing that both need radical
more » ... both need radical restructuring if the Church is to reclaim its moral standing. Only when the seminaries are fit for purpose, and when the Episcopacy is radically reformed, will the Irish Church overcome its past and offer fresh hope for the future.
doi:10.4000/etudesirlandaises.4506 fatcat:ar67zrfugrdkrhw6ciataik4da