Category: Letters

Housing crisis seems to have slipped from agenda

Dear Editor, With all the hullabaloo surrounding Queen Elizabeth’s death, the energy crisis, war in Ukraine etc… the fact that we are living through a housing crisis seems to have slipped from the agenda. This is the issue that seems unsolvable, at least it seems that way due to a host of inept politicians and…

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Our Lady and the defeat of communism in Russia

Dear Editor, Mikhael Gorbachev would seem to have played, unintentionally, an important role in the unfolding of the Message of Fatima. On March 25, 1984 Pope St John Paul II, in accordance with the request of Our Lady, consecrated the world including Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The following year Gorbachev was elected General…

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Raising brave martyrs to sainthood

Dear Editor, I am delighted with the news that the cause of seven Columban priests who served in Korea has been sent to the Vatican for approval opening the way for their eventual sainthood [The Irish Catholic – July 28, 2022]. I wish to point out that there are 17 other Columban martyrs including one…

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I sought my God but he eluded me

Dear Editor, I was touched by the story of Tommy in the column by Fr Martin Delaney [The Irish Catholic – August 11, 2022]. It reminded me of a poem which I shall share at the end and of the Prodigal Son experiencing the love of his father through his father’s tears and warm embrace…

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Speak now or forever hold your tongue

Dear Editor, As many of your readers will be aware, it is proposed to make radical changes to the Junior Cycle curriculum for SPHE. The new curriculum proposes to focus the attention of our 12-15-year-olds on such topics as: sexual identity, contraception, pornography and the interrogation and questioning of social norms of behaviour. We have…

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Catholics unwittingly being divided into camps

Dear Editor, While it is encouraging to read the front-page article [The Irish Catholic – August 4, 2022] and applause is certainly well deserved, it was truly heartening to see an effort to voice support for our bishops and priests who really are “bombarded with the notion that everything needs to change”. But, can it be…

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Complaint about hymn but not pornographic pop music

Dear Editor, Yet another attack on Christianity in Ireland has thankfully been quashed due to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s correct decision not to accept a complaint about RTÉ’s broadcasting of popular Christmas carol O Holy Night [The Irish Catholic – July 28, 2022]. In their decision they say: “The broadcaster notes that it is…

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Concern about school sex education curriculum

Dear Editor, As parents and grandparents, we are deeply concerned about the proposed radical revision of the Junior Cycle Social, Personal, Health Education (SPHE) curriculum. In common with many of our contacts and friends, we strongly object to the proposed changes on the grounds of the primary rights of parents in education and the likely…

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Obvious bias and the death of journalism

Dear Editor, The article about TheJournal.ie’s coverage of the pro-life rally was very humorous [The Irish Catholic – July 7, 2022]. Their reporting that “hundreds” of people attended was so blatantly wrong it’s a miracle it was not caught by the organisation’s editors. As miracles are few and far between, in reality it seems to…

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