Singer Daniel O’Donnell says he loves Mass but feels it’s a “shame” the Catholic Church has lost the trust of many people in Ireland. The 58-year-old Donegal native, who recently released his new single ‘Halfway To Paradise’, insists that he is a man of Faith but prefers to stay private on matters regarding his religion.
“It’s a different time and I can’t answer for other people,” said Mr O’Donnell of Catholicism in modern day Ireland during an interview this week. “I still go to Mass whenever I can and I get a lot out of it, but it’s a difficult time.
“A lot has happened in the Church that has really had a huge effect on people. It’s unbelievable I suppose some of the stuff that has been exposed.
“But from my point of view, I try to keep it for myself.”
He added: “There’s a lot of good people in the world, but we always hear about the bad things, not to justify anything that’s been done.
“I know a lot of good people and a lot of good priests. It’s such a shame that a certain amount had the trust of people and they lost that trust.”