Category: Letters

Too much to expect gratitude?

Dear Editor, In all the hullabaloo around the proposed new National Maternity Hospital (NMH), the entire thrust of most mainstream media commentary is an obsession to ensure that a key part of the work of the maternity hospital will be ending the lives of the most vulnerable human beings – unborn children. The Religious Sisters…

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We have to keep telling the truth

Dear Editor, I agree wholeheartedly with your Editor’s Comment about what Ireland can learn from the pro-life community in the United States (The Irish Catholic, May 5, 2022). It is not at all clear to me what in fact the US Supreme Court will do in terms of the notorious Roe V Wade case that…

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A need for genuine openness to change

Dear Editor, While I agree with David Quinn that we must try to avoid any potential schism over recommended changes to Church teaching and practices as a result of our Synodal pathway journey [The Irish Catholic – April 21, 2022], this must not be at a cost of a veto on any significant change. Those…

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A synodal suggestion

Dear Editor, Thank you for your continued focus on the synodal pathway on which the Church in Ireland is not embarked. It is long overdue, but must not be allowed to become a ‘talking shop’ that goes nowhere dominated by the sort of people we all remember at meetings during our professional career. Thankfully I…

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Place of faith-based schools in a pluralistic society

Dear Editor, There is much public discussion about the place and role of Catholic schools in Ireland today; a great deal of which is anecdotal and without much evidence. To this end, researchers with the Theology and Religious Studies Department of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick are currently undertaking a study to gather data that will…

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War is the triumph of evil

Dear Editor, In The Irish Catholic edition of March 17, I agree with Sean Ryan’s letter stating that prayers are needed for Vladimir Putin and Russia. We only have to recall the message given to the three children of Fatima by Our Blessed Lady in 1917 and showing them the consequence of serious sin in…

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Scandalous denigration of Catholic education

Dear Editor, Your forthright editorial [The Irish Catholic – March 10, 2022] concerning what amounts to nothing less than a scandalous denigration of Catholic education, spoke for many. That those politicians that once came from a Catholic understanding now show their true colours are shameful. The SDLP, in particular, is showing how much there is now a deeply…

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Prayers needed for Vladimir Putin and Russia

Dear Editor,  Leaflets headed ‘A Prayer for Ukraine’ are being distributed around our churches, but I think they are misleading. The Catholic Church is a universal Church, so surely we should be praying for both Ukraine and Russia. God has no favourites. He loves us all and we should be following his example. In a…

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