The only good news to be gleaned from this is that increased sales for erectile dysfunction pills have boosted the world economy. The world's biggest seller of ED pills, the Prince of Nigeria has done particularly well out of the referendum.
The outlook for Ireland itself though looks bleak. The severe reduction of heterosexual activity will greatly diminish the population of Ireland to a degree not seen since the potato famine.
"This time we can't even blame England, we inflicted this upon ourselves with a 'Yes' vote. They better reverse this sooner than it took the English to repeal the Corn Laws." lamented Father Befuddled.
This may be just as well, for the remaining population will have to deal with floods of biblical proportions as a direct result of homosexuals getting married.
As Irish gays cause floods, and American gays create drought, a swap deal is already being discussed between the 2 governments.
"Even my faith has been shaken by this development. Some terrible things have been done in the name of our Good Lord, but this is the absolute blurst." said Father Befuddled.
Traditionally a natural union has been seen as a marriage between a man and a woman, or a lack of marriage between a priest and a child.
"It's the last days of Rome. Cats and dogs living together; mass hysteria." said Father Befuddled.
The threat of excommunication no longer frightens the Irish populace, 76% of whom believe that it refers to being defriended on facebook.
"It's theological illiteracy is what it is. It takes years of being in the faith to choose certain things prohibited in the Bible, in a way that perfectly matches your own prejudices." said Father Befuddled.
Having conquered marriage, the homosexual community have set their sights on other failed institutions, such as the Oireachtas, and even FIFA. Homosexualists have already seized control of the BBC, and their influence has spread throughout the world.
"I was in America preaching to the flock, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force stormed the church." complained Father Befuddled.
There is however still hope in Ireland. The heterosexual holdout of Roscommon-South Leitrim, is seeing thousands of heterosexuals and Catholics flock to the region, which is sure to become a bastion of morality.
"Roscommon-South Leitrim will be the only place in the whole of Ireland in which an all-loving, all powerful, and all present God can feel secure, and we welcome Him." said Father Befuddled.