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This afternoon.

Wood Quay civic offices, Dublin

At the first-ever Renua think-in were from left: Fr Peter Mcverry, who spoke on homelessness, Renua leader Lucinda Creighton and corruption sleuth Dr Elaine Byrne, whose talk was entitled ‘democratic renewal’.

Fight, etc.

(Leah Farrell/RollingNews)

22 thoughts on “Rethinkin’

  1. tony

    The ongoing belief in and nostalgia for democracy is almost cute. Its over. The big guys run the show now and they don’t read Elaine.

    1. Mark Dennehy

      To be fair… he might be one of the few you’d put up with because of the work he does. Even if you think that the RCC doing that work is an indication that the Irish state is failing horribly.

    2. Lorcan Nagle

      A priest who does a lot of good work for the homeless. While the Catholic Church is morally bankrupt as an organisation, there are still a lot of clergy who stand up for the ideals of charity and kindness.

      1. dereviled

        I think know a lot of decent people who entered nunneries and such but we see the priests, the parish managers, the guys in charge. I think basic decency and humanity was co-opted. But that’s me : )

    1. classter

      ‘Snot about beauty norms. Its the sexism of mentioning the appearance of a woman where you wouldn’t mention how you felt about the looks of her male equivalent.

      But while we’re on the topic, you have low standards.

  2. Steve

    In fairness to Fr Mcverry, he is unwavering in his pro-life views. I might even go sofar as to say that the saving of life fully compensates for the Association of [some] Catholic Priests clap-trap that he’s got embroiled in. But then again, who am I to judge?

    1. delta V

      The afterlife is so much better guys, compared to your current torment, but don’t go killin yerselves to get there early, that’s cheatin, so we made it a sin, we can’t have our cash cows beatin us at our own game, hah?!

      Here it is, guys, distilled and crystallised into one photo.

      “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”
      -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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