It’s got to be a hoax… surely? Or Just Silly Season
Someone’s got to be taking the piss. According to James Helm on the BBC News site, Irish minister Jim McDaid (not McDade as it’s spelled by the BBC) has condemned the use of incense in churches, as it may be harmful to altar boys and girls. No mention of the danger posed by priests to boys and girls.
McDaid, a junior minister, is apparently a medical doctor who knows about these things. And the silly season is nothing to do with it, surely.
The Irish Government banning smoking in any workplace – pubs included – from next January. Personally, I can do without smoke in a pub (being an avid non-smoker), but the government are handling it all wrong…
Read the BBC article
McDaid incensed by Holy Smoke risk to altar boys (Irish Independent)
Hilarious discussion on p45.net