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Priests Feeling Self-Conscious Over People "Mass-Hopping" And Critiquing Their Performance Online

A priest from the midlands has responded to the claims.

The Church is struggling with the challenges of covid-19, just like the rest of the world.

Laois priest Father Paddy Byrne is making the remark amid reports that people are comparing and critiquing different masses now being broadcast online.

The Association of Catholic Priests say these people are targeting priests who are not performers and are already self-conscious.

The Irish Independent reports that many feel pressured into streaming mass online for parishioners, while others are having to pay church bills themselves as finances are low.

While he believes parishes should be more open to changing with the times and using technology to their advantage, the parish priest of Abbeyleix, Raheen and Ballinakill is urging people to be patient:

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