Fr Kevin Hegarty proposes priests absent themselves at the chrism Masses to show their opposition to misogyny in the Catholic Church.

Fr Kevin Hegarty proposes priests absent themselves at the chrism Masses to show their opposition to misogyny in the Catholic Church.

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We hope many will follow Fr Kevin Hegarty's call in his letter to the Irish Times (10 March 2018):

Sir,
 
I found Mary McAleese’s address at the Voices of Faith conference inspiring (Patsy McGarry, Home News, March 9th). It had the clarity of biblical prophecy.
 
I suggest that those of us who agree with her forensic dissection of misogyny in the Catholic Church show our solidarity with her by absenting ourselves from the chrism Masses celebrated in cathedrals during Holy week. One of the purposes of the chrism Mass is to celebrate the male priesthood. How can we condone inequality while claiming to proclaim the inclusive and liberating message of Jesus Christ.
 
Yours, etc,
 
Fr KEVIN HEGARTY,
 
Belmullet, Co Mayo.