martedì 11 luglio 2017

The Irish Times
(Patsy McGarry) Dominance of sectarian ethos ‘had negative effects on realisation of ideas of Proclamation’. President Michael D Higgins was correct to say that bringing about the Ireland set out in the 1916 Proclamation was frustrated by Catholic sectarianism, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. “After Independence in the 1920s, the new Irish Free State became more Catholic than the Proclamation had intended. The protectionist Catholic closed culture took roots in broader society and assumed a dominant position in the politics and social policy of the new Irish State,” Archbishop Martin said. (...)