Irish priests fear driving bans over altar wine

November 2, 2007

cross.jpgThe growing shortage of priests is having quite unexpected effects on life in the Catholic Church. Consider this story from our correspondent Jonathan Saul in Ireland:

DUBLIN – Celebrating more than one mass a day may push Roman Catholic priests over the alcohol limit if tougher drink driving rules come into effect in Ireland, a leading clergyman said on Friday.

“You could be over the limit trying to travel between maybe two or three churches on a Sunday morning and coming back again,” Father Brian D’Arcy told Reuters.

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