Category: Letters

Hume’s Faith integral to his work toward peace

Dear Editor, Your coverage of the sad passing of the legendary John Hume [IC 06/08/2020] was impressive and unlike many other publications you highlighted how his Catholic Faith was instrumental in making him the man he was, which is something that should not be overlooked. The Irish people have much to be proud of in…

Secular schooling ‘wholly unsuitable’ for Christians

Dear Editor, Further to your articles on the nascent Citizens’ Assembly on education [IC 09/07/2020], it is necessary to cast a cold eye on the spectre of a universal secular educational model. The argument for such a model is founded on the shifting sands of the secular viewpoint being the ‘neutral’ one. As the philosopher Gadamer…

In challenging days, it’s time to take a bow

Dear Editor, Every Thursday morning without fail your fine newspaper arrives through my letterbox. You and your staff and team of writers deserve huge credit for keeping the paper going with such exceptional quality during what most be one of the most challenging period that any of us will ever experience. The Irish Catholic is…

Thanking clergy for work during lockdown

Dear Editor, As the dioceses and parishes prepare to open up their churches and cathedrals again, albeit in restricted measures, I am sure many would join with me in thanking the many priests, bishops, religious, deacons and faithful who continued to minister to us during the weeks of lockdown. Through their creative usage of modern…

Perplexed by the statistics and the reality

Dear Editor, On March 22, we learned of the very sad death of the first Covid-19 victim in our country; a lady in the east of Ireland, who was vulnerable due to an underlying medical condition, we were told. Since then, we have followed the statistics; the rise and fall in death rates, the genders…

The Church’s beautiful teachings on sex

Dear Editor, I would like to commend Maria Steen on an excellent article [IC 28/05/2020] on why we should not outsource the moral formation of our children. As a corollary to that article, I thought it might be opportune to succinctly summarise the Church’s beautiful theology of the body. This theology teaches that the sexual…