- Jan 31, 2009
Source: A Mayo priest calls out Yes voters in the middle of Mass · TheJournal.ieA Mayo priest calls out Yes voters in the middle of Mass
A CATHOLIC PRIEST in Ballina, Co Mayo dedicated both weekend homilies to calling out the members of his congregation who had voted Yes in the referendum on same-sex marriage on 22 May.
Fr Tom Doherty, the curate of the parish who was ordained in November 2013, told the congregation that people who voted Yes had given two fingers to the Catholic Church.
He used the analogy of barbarians at the gate to describe the result of the vote, and spoke about the immorality of the referendum.
The constituency of Mayo voted narrowly in favour of the referendum 52% Yes versus 48% No.
Speaking to TheJournal.ie, parishioner Louise Heneghan (who was present at both masses on 23 and 24 May) said that people are still not happy about this, theres a lot of anger with the locals still.
1) He doing his church no good by doing this as he is just turning people away from the church by his actions