The below is an article by Padraig Og O Ruairc on The Irish Story web site which, although written from the nationalist republican viewpoint accurately records the historical opposition to nationalist republicanism by the Irish Catholic Church.
But it draws the wrong conclusions and thus defeats itself.
It concludes that the Church is the enemy.
Thus does it prove the very problem with nationalist republicanism: it leads directly to national apostacy.
It is the low and dark road to chaos, disorder, anarchy, division and death. In short, it is the low and dark road to Hell for Ireland.
And so it is proving.
Ireland is now neo-heathen Ireland.