Catholicism and Covid: Disagreement among bishops is a positive thing

From The Irish Times: Tues 17 August 2021:

Church criticism of Covid curbs may trigger review of place of sacraments in school by Fr Tony Flannery

It is now a little over a week since the exchange between some bishops and the civil and medical authorities concerning the public celebration of sacraments. To say the least, it was a very interesting development, in some ways redolent of an Ireland that most of us consider in the past. A few things stood out for me.

First, I was surprised to hear bishops openly calling on their priests and people to ignore, even defy, the expressed advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team and the Government.

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