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Thought for the month – July

What a topsy-turvey world we live in! Over recent months, politics has intruded into our lives whether we want it to or not. Local council elections were rapidly followed by a general election, even more rapidly followed by inter-party negotiations. They say that you should not mix religion and politics but they both affect our daily lives and the choices that we make, so in effect they cannot be separated, as at least one party leader has publicly declared. It has been a difficult time for the media whose official duty is to present an unbiased account, but who repeatedly criticising the, originally anti-Catholic DUP, for upholding Catholic views on marriage and family life. Indeed, most media sources seemed to find these views more important than the DUP policies on the economy, Brexit, devolved power etc. Was this anti-Catholic bias under another name?

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