This chapter looks at the representation of religion in recent Irish cinema and argues that a dominant motif has been the humiliation or punishment of the Catholic priest. Ireland is a much more secular society than previously and these hard-hitting critiques of the Church reflects both the diminished status of Catholicism in Ireland and also is a response to recurring child abuse scandals involving the clergy.
|Title of host publication||Multiculturalism at the Start of the 21st Century|
|Editors||Krystyna Kujawinska Courtney, Maria A Kukowska|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
McLoone, M. (2008). Settling Old Scores? Religion, Secularisation and Recent Irish Cinema. In K. Kujawinska Courtney, & M. A. Kukowska (Eds.), Multiculturalism at the Start of the 21st Century (pp. 105-116). Wydawnictwo UŁ. http://uir.ulster.ac.uk/11863/1/Settling_Old_Scores.doc