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Catholic Bishop Of Kerry Apologises For Priest's Sermon Where He Spoke Of "The Lunacy Of Transgenderism"

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The priest was covering the mass in Listowel while the parish priest was on pilgrimage

The Catholic Bishop of Kerry has apologised for comments made by a priest concerning same sex relationships, contraception and transgender rights.

Bishop Ray Browne issued the apology following comments made by Fr. Seán Sheehy at Mass in Listowel over the weekend.

Fr. Sheehy is not a serving priest in Listowel parish; he was covering for the parish priest who is on a pilgrimage.

While speaking to the congregation in Listowel, Fr. Seán Sheehy referenced what he , the sinfulness of sex between two men or two women and what he said were the horrible actions of the HSE for handing out condoms to teenagers, claiming this promotes promiscuity.

Fr. Sheehy told Mass-goers that no one talks about sin anymore, but he said "it’s rampant."

Bishop Ray Browne says he’s aware of the deep upset and hurt caused by the content of the homilies delivered over the weekend.

The Bishop of Kerry apologised to all who were offended, adding the views expressed don’t represent the Christian position.

According to locals in Listowel, more than 20 worshippers walked out of the mass on Sunday.

However, speaking on Radio Kerry, some listeners expressed their support for Fr. Sheehy saying his position reflected Christian teaching on sexuality.

Danny Russell from Listowel is a practising Catholic who's gay; he says he's thankful that Fr Sheehy's views are in the minority:

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