Category: Letters

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, How frustrating that when disgraceful shortcomings are pointed out in the State’s failure to protect and vindicate the rights of children that vested interests always blame a ‘lack of resources’. What resources were lacking when social workers, backed by the full authority of the Garda Síochana, removed two Roma children from their family…

Dear Editor, May I please comment on Emma Ryan’s criticism (IC 17/10/13) of Mary Kenny’s article on Anthea McTiernan’s article in The Irish Times claiming that abortion was normal and that women are not hurt by abortion?  While Ms McTiernan may not have actually stated abortion equated a tooth extraction, the fact that she used this as an…

Dear Editor, It is wonderful to hear the positive reactions from all ages to Pope Francis. This would be a good time for each one of us – to ask ourselves the question “How can we follow his example of reaching out to all people?” Are we happy to stay in our comfort zones and…

Dear Editor, During the 2,000-plus years, since Christ came on Earth and the apostles set out on foot to spread the Word of God – “Go forth ye and teach ye all nations” – communication was difficult and progress slow.  Possibly they were even unaware they were marketing the greatest and most sustainable product on…

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…

Dear Editor, How frustrating that when disgraceful shortcomings are pointed out in the State’s failure to protect and vindicate the rights of children that vested interests always blame a ‘lack of resources’. What resources were lacking when social workers, backed by the full authority of the Garda Síochána, removed two Roma children from their family…

Dear Editor, I was shocked and disappointed on reading Dr John Murray’s letter (IC 3/10/13); shocked at the denigratory tone he adopted towards Pope Francis, and disappointed that a person in his position in the Mater Dei Institute of Education is forming opinions of Pope Francis through such a narrow lens of “his now-famous” interview,…

Dear Editor, I am writing to respond to the letter from Jarlath Vaughan (‘It is wrong to silence Fr Flannery’ IC 10/10/13). Firstly, I’ll say that I have followed the story of Fr Flannery quite closely since it began to unfold. At this stage, talk of Fr Flannery as a victim of the “evil Vatican”…