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A few Catholics with concerns on these issues have joined the Anglican Church of Ireland which is not all that different in terms of theology and ritual, but which has women and married priests and bishops, no issues with contraception, and some accountability through Parish select vestries and Diocesan synods. Others find the Church of Ireland too redolent of the old Anglo-Irish ascendency. Most just drift away from organised religion altogether. Even most practicing Catholics maintain a huge cognitive dissonance between Church teach and doctrine and their own beliefs and behaviours on medical and social issues.

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