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Former Irish President Mary McAleese Calls Vatican Ban “Gratuitously Cruel in the Extreme”; And Other Irish Reactions

Irish Catholics are resisting the Vatican’s ban on blessing same-gender couples, including the country’s former president, Mary McAleese, who called it “gratuitously cruel in the extreme.”

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Archbishop Says Pope’s Civil Union Support a “Reality Check”; Mary McAleese Seeks Doctrinal Change

A top Irish prelate has suggested that Pope Francis’ recent comments on civil unions for same-gender couples should be a “reality check” for the church, while Ireland’s former president has pushed the pope to reform church teachings about homosexuality.

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‘We Are Family’: Mary McAleese, Gay Son, and His Husband Will March in Dublin Pride Parade

As preparations continue for August’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin, former Irish President and practicing Catholic Mary McAleese remains committed to showing her support for LGBTQ communities by marching in June 30th’s Pride parade in Ireland’s capital. She will be in attendance with her  son, Justin McAleese, and his husband.

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Homophobic Church “Not the Church of the Future,” Says Former Irish President Mary McAleese

To mark International Women’s Day earlier this week, the group Voices of Faith held an event in Rome about women in the Catholic Church. Titled “Why Women Matter,” the event featured two LGBT advocates, former Irish President Mary McAleese and lesbian Catholic Ssenfuka Joanita Warry. The event also prompted a civil exchange between McAleese and an Irish bishop.

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As Wedding Bells Ring in Ireland, Mary McAleese Calls Church to Do More for Equality

As wedding bells begin ringing for same-gender couples in Ireland, former Irish president Mary McAleese spoke with The Irish Catholic about her support for marriage equality in the referendum and, more broadly, the Catholic faith which drives her pursuit of LGBT rights.