Category: Letters

Dear Editor, Regarding Mary Kenny’s article ‘Being neutral on abortion’ (IC 10/10/13). Obviously Mary Kenny disagrees with the sentiment of Anthea McTiernan’s Irish Times article. I have no issue with people having differing opinions. But I wish to bring to your attention incorrect information in Mary’s piece. If you actually read Anthea’s piece you will…

Dear Editor, Mary Kenny is quite right to be sceptical about the theory of global warming. Hers is a most natural and thoroughly human reaction. After all, what if it should turn out to be true? When eminent scientists, led by the Surgeon General of the United States, many years ago propounded the then revolutionary…

Dear Editor, I write in response to the controversy created by Derek Keating TD and his position as Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. Within the Catholic Church there is a ban on clergy becoming involved in party political activities.   This is because such activity would be likely to be divisive within the community. A…

Dear Editor, Dr John Murray is being totally unfair to Pope Francis (‘Pope Francis and the common good’, IC Letters 3/10/13). Long ago the Church in Ireland was not forthright enough in speaking of social justice and the right of men and women to a living wage. Pope Francis does not minimise the importance of…

Dear Editor, As well as seeking accountability and changes from the HSE are we going to see some accountability from the secular media in Ireland, who rushed to judgment in the aftermath of Savita Halappanavar’s death and propagated the line that Mrs Halappanavar died because she “was denied an abortion”? We now know, thanks to…

Dear Editor, I deplore the abortion legislation recently passed by the Dáil. I applaud the work of the Pro Life Campaign, the Life Institute and others for mobilising such impressive numbers in opposition to the law. The way we approach the next phase of the campaign will determine whether or not the law is overturned…

Dear Editor, The Department of Education has recently invited submissions regarding the teaching of religion in primary schools. Reading the document on the department's website it is clear that unless we make our views known to them before November 22, we are likely to see significant changes in our primary schools in regard to: the…

Dear Editor, The great apostle Paul, whilst imprisoned – whilst in chains – in Rome, could well have thrown in the towel in a state of despair. But no: instead, he exhorted his people – the people of God – to "Rejoice in the Lord always: again, I say, Rejoice." (Phil. 4:4). Many generations later,…

Dear Editor, I had the privilege of attending, along with many tens of thousands of eager pilgrims, Pope Francis’ Audience on September 25 in St Peter’s Square. The focus of Pope Francis catechesis was the unity of the Church. Unity in faith, in hope, in charity, in the sacraments and the ministry, are “like the…

Dear Editor, Those of us who have to endure the arrogance and contempt from our dictatorial Government, autocratic Taoiseach, and their servant backbenchers who forced through The Protection of Life During PregnancyAct despite vehement opposition have had their say in the Seanad referendum. Of course the Seanad needs reform but that can wait for another…