Suicide among Irish Priests

From the prosperous-appearing church of 1979 to the disappearing church of 2016, the Irish experience elicits responses on countless grounds.

CHR Comment: Martin Marty describes the decline of Irish Catholicism, how older Irish priests suffer from isolation and feelings of irrelevance in their changing nation.

Source: Suicide among priests? | Religion News Service

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Edward Daly, Priest in Famed Bloody Sunday Image, Dies at 82

Former Roman Catholic Bishop Edward Daly, who tended victims of Northern Ireland’s Bloody Sunday killings and became a defining image of the massacre, has died aged 82.

CHR Comment: The article also notes that Daly stated in his memoir that Roman Catholic priests should be allowed to marry.

Source: Edward Daly, priest in famed Bloody Sunday image, dies at 82 – The Washington Post