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Catholic laity will make their voices heard

Soon it will be the first anniversary of the Catholic Mass boycott - September 26, 2010. Not only was there support for the boycott, but a further campaign of sending periodic messages to Cardinal Sean Brady arose directly from this.

Many other people wore green ribbons to Mass on the day of the boycott to show their support.

It is fitting that this first anniversary should be marked. Many Church leaders, according to recent inquiry reports, appear to have learnt nothing.

This failure on the part of the leaders does not mean that the laity, who form the greater part of the Church, has failed.

The Irish Catholic hierarchy needs to realise that those people who have objections and concerns count themselves amongst the faithful and their voices will be heard.

JACKIE MINNOCK

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