Church no longer has hold over State

Irish Examiner - - Opinion -

‘Please just make it stop’ — Si­mon Har­ris re­sponds to Bishop’s con­tra­cep­tion com­ments, ( Irish Ex­am­iner, on­line, Au­gust 5). Min­is­ter Si­mon Har­ris’ tweet “Please get that!” to Bishop Kevin Do­ran, that the church does not set “health and so­cial pol­icy in our coun­try any more” is a healthy sign that Ire­land is re­gain­ing the ground lost over the decades when Church and State func­tioned hand in glove. The min­is­ter’s thought­ful re­sponse to the call of Bishop Do­ran’s ef­fort to bring back the con­tra­cep­tive ban is quite con­sis­tent with Spike Mil­li­gan’s thought­ful re­flec­tion that: “Con­tra­cep­tives should be used on ev­ery con­ceiv­able oc­ca­sion.”

It is good govern­ment pol­icy and good sex­ual prac­tice for all.

Robert F Lyons

Ken­neb­unkport Maine USA

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