RTÉ has a programme tonight on Marian apparitions.
It challenges “visionaries” like Joe Coleman, but at no time does it question the notion that the whole apparition industry might be a load of nonsense.
The reporters on our national broadcasting agency which is paid for by all of us, continue to refer to something called “Our Lady”. They continue to make a distinction between the likes of Joe Coleman and “authenticated” visions. For criticism of Coleman, they interview priests, who believe that supernatural figures can appear in the sky, and they fail to question these people’s sanity.
Our national broadcasting agency accepts without question that apparitions of the Virgin Mary are real.
This is Irish journalism in 2010.
Are we still in the 1950s?
It appears so.