It’s funny that the Irish held the Faith so long and through so much vicious persecution by their occupiers, only to lose it abruptly, starting in 1969.
The year the world ended.
“Catholics” was a novel published in 1972 about a future Church in which Rome has become the persecutor of the ancient and Holy Faith. They made a movie of it starring a very young Martin Sheen as the faithless priest sent by Rome to shut down the world’s last traditional Mass in Ireland.
All these people want to know is why we’re being so difficult. Why can’t we just give up quietly and go away?
JUST GO AWAY, already…