So free tickets became available this morning for the Popes visit to Knock and The Phoenix Park, with Knock already filling its allocation, he must really say a great Mass.
I'm going, didn't get Knock, but did get Phoenix Park. I'm not an overlly religious person, I pick and choose want I want to believe from the bible, I believe that this life we have is not the end. I dont go to Mass every week, I am the Christmas, Weddings, and Funerals kinda person, might only recieve once a year. I have my morals, and know what is right and wrong.
I have issue with some of the stuff has done in the past, the abuse and treatment of our children, the cover ups, even my home parishs invitation to Youth Defence, which nearly wanted to make me leave the Church mid Mass, but was sitting with my Gran, so would have not looked right, and me making up a lie to her.
But this even interests me, not sure if it is the event junkie, and to say that I was there, or as as the leader of my faith, and to say I was there, more leaning towards that one. I seen Pope John Paul on his English visit back in the early 80s, only remember him waving from his balcony, hopefully as an adult, even with my religious laspes, I hope to appreciate this visit more.
I would like to think those who attend, do repect that its a religious event, and dont protest. If you want to do that, which I do also respect your reasons and want, hopefully thats done during a none religious part of his trip.
How disrespectful to those of the Catholic faith. Would you be so to those of other certain faiths, I wonder. You wouldn't dare. How cowardly.
Mods please ban this bigot.
Nope, not even if it was on across the road from me.
Not necessarily for 'atheist' reasons, just seems like a lot of waiting and queuing for my liking.
"Free" with a suggestion to make a donation to cover "expenses".
Oh my he Irish event junkies do love a big event regardless of what it is. FOMO!
I just hope there are no traffic restrictions anywhere I need to be that might affect me because of this. That's as close as I'll get to attending or watching any of these things.
As Bill Shankly once said about Everton FC "If they were playing in my front garden i would close the curtains"
(That means 'I don't give a sh*t for you or anyone's religious faith/s)
If it was in my back garden I’d close the blinds. Think it’s a disgusting waste of money.
I'll be going. Looking forward to it. Also looking forward to the trendy atheists whinging incessantly about how much they don't care
No , I don’t subscribe to some old man wearing a table cloth who’s company hands around a basket for the unwashed to put money in ! Twice.
It’ll be interesting to see how many turn up to this farce
I already seen him back in 78