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How the Irish, and Many Others, Lost Their Religious Freedom to COVID Restrictions

In Ireland, you can face six months behind bars for forging a drug prescription. Or for stealing €20,000 from your employer for luxury holidays. Or, until recently, for attending church.

Even in a year that has turned societal norms on its head, it’s surely a surprise that the Emerald Isle, once a home away from Rome for Europe’s Catholics, got into this state. There are few places more steeped in Church tradition.

Until now…

Writes Lois McLatchie in National Review. Read the rest of the article here.

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