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How can society stay silent over abuse of church?

Published 04/09/2013

THE administrator of St Patrick's church on Donegall Street in Belfast, Father Michael Sheehan, in his response to the behaviour of some members of the Royal Black Preceptory last Saturday, was both measured and respectful.

To time these marches to coincide with church services has apparently become a cultural imperative for the Orange Order.

In spite of the abhorrence of this act, progress, it seems, is being made.

The last time the Orange Order paraded past St Patrick's the church wall was used as a urinal.

What would the reaction of the Government be if a mosque or other place of worship was subjected to such vile attacks?

How much longer will what passes for civilised society in the north remain silent to this?



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