Category: Letters

Dear Editor, David Kelly (Letters IC 7/11/13) questions the need for the Church, as the body of Christ, to learn how to deal with the media and argues (quite correctly) that a bishop’s first duty is to his flock. It is to be argued, however, that Mr Kelly poses a dilemma for the modern bishop…

Dear Editor, Aubrey Malone titles his review of the film Philomena ‘The Sins of the Mothers’ (IC 31/10/13).  He clearly sees sin only in the young mothers like Philomena Lee who were locked in the Magdalen Homes and not in how they were treated. He sees the film as an attack on ‘the Church’ which…

Dear Editor, As Open Days in a variety of third-level colleges approach, prospective students and their parents would do well to familiarise themselves with the real ethos of these colleges and the values that are being promoted in them and not rely on college propaganda. For instance, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, which was established as…

Dear Editor, As usual this week (7/11/13) I read The Irish Catholic and got a lot out of it. However I was surprised to read the letter from Margaret Ahearne denouncing relics. Her ignorance is appalling! The Church has venerated relics even from the time of the catacombs to give us hope in the work…

Dear Editor, As the nephew of two, sadly deceased, Sisters of the Presentation Order I read with interest the news that the founder of the Presentation Order, Nano Nagle, has been declared Venerable.  I hope that this will provide an opportunity not merely to review her life but also to end the current obsession in…

Dear Editor, In her letter (IC 24/10/13) Sorcha Lowry of Headline misunderstood and then misrepresented what I had written about mental illness. My main point was that we should not lump together problems such as depression – which indeed many people will suffer during a lifetime – with a serious disorder such as schizophrenia and…

Dear Editor, I was unsettled this week to hear the coverage of the murder of a young Dublin man whose body was found in County Meath. Not only is this a new low in Irish crime, but the coverage of the story by some of the media sources is (in my view) a symptom of the disregard that currently exists in Ireland for some people…

Dear Editor, In the last few weeks, relics of St Anthony of Padua have been brought around Ireland on a tour, visiting many parishes. This is unchristian, unbiblical and has no place in a Christian Church. It has nothing to do with the teaching of Jesus Christ and is offensive to God. Why can’t more…

Dear Editor, Archbishop Eamon Martin stated on RTÉ that the Church needs to learn how to deal with the media. The Church is the body of Christ why would he need to learn how to deal with the media? If the archbishop means the hierarchy, why would they wish to learn to deal with the…

Dear Editor, The recent HIQA report surrounding the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, as covered by the media, seems to lack coverage of circumstantial evidence surrounding medical management and supply and the corresponding success/failure rate in providing maternity care in other countries. What seems negligent, in a case which has ravaged the hearts of the…