Unpacking Mary McAleese and Pope St John Paul II

As a newspaper, we report fair and accurately without fear or favour, writes Michael Kelly Former president Mary McAleese has been at pains to deny that she misrepresented the views of Pope John Paul II on human sexuality. It’s a serious matter that requires a serious response. When The Irish Catholic first broke the story last week…

Liberal reforms are no recipe for Church growth

‘Baptisms, marriages likely to disappear as priests become an endangered species’ was the dramatic headline in the Irish Independent this week. There was nothing new in the story and anyone who hasn’t noticed the declining number of priests in recent decades must be living under a rock. The report quoted a member of the Association…