Talk:St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

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New photo of the building[edit]

St. Patrick's Cathedral Dublin August 2009.JPG

Souvenir from a trip to Dublin. Could use a bit of work, but the higher resolution and better lighting might justify the effort. Regards, Paradoctor (talk) 01:10, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Forced alienation?[edit]

Looking at - "The forced alienation of sacred places from one community to another leaves lasting scars" - how does that relate to this building?86.42.209.185 (talk) 16:18, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

It relates because the building was once the property of the Catholic Church. Following the Reformation, agents of the State, acting on behalf of the Established Church, appropriated it for the exclusive use of the Church of Ireland. Roman Catholic adherents, who were the majority of the population, were thereby dispossessed of the building and its revenues. They were obliged to conduct their services elsewhere in secret until the relaxatin of the Penal Laws. This process left some lasting scars in the dispossessed community, a fact which the Church of Ireland, until recent times, was unable to acknowledge. The sentance provides good balance and shows how the healing process has begun. Laurel Lodged (talk) 20:07, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
I have removed the quote from the article.
It was misleadingly attributed to "some Anglicans", whereas it was actually a quote from a letter to the editor of the Irish Times from one individual Anglican priest writing from France. No independent sources were provided to attest to the significance of this view, nor of the significance of any underlying controversy.
If there is wider coverage of a controversy around the ownership of the Ctahedral, then the quote may have a place in that, but even in that situation there are WP:WEIGHT issues. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 08:02, 17 September 2012 (UTC)