Category: Letters

Worthwhile if Irish exorcists wrote about their ministry

Dear Editor, In recent times there has been an increase of interest in the ministry of exorcism in the Church.  Jason Osborne’s article, ‘Evil One exploiting Covid-19 to bring about fear says famed Dublin exorcist’ [IC 28/01/2021], quoting veteran exorcist Fr Pat Collins, prompts this letter. Is this a clear demonstration of “demonic obsession” where the demon,…

Books to counter Ireland’s crisis of faith

Dear Editor, I am writing to respond to Jason Osborne’s article, Church leadership has to change to be seen [IC 14/01/2021]. He did provide helpful suggestions from people who have studied this crisis of faith we are facing e.g., Prof. Tom Inglis and Fr Eugene Duffy. Fr Duffy was right to emphasise the importance of…

Time to stand with Holy Land Christians

Dear Editor, I was pleased to see that you will – please God – again start bringing pilgrims to the Holy Land in 2021. My husband and I were part of the trip three years ago and it had a very moving impact on our Faith and helped us appreciate the scriptures in a new…

Jesus isn’t invited to his own birthday party

Dear Editor, As all Christians know the birth of the baby Jesus is the reason for the festive season. Indeed without Christ there would be no Christmas. However, our society has now become so secular that Jesus is increasingly not invited to his own birthday party. How can so called Christians send a secular Christmas…

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We must bring young men to church

Dear Editor, It was sad to hear of the closing of Clonard Monastery Confraternity for Men who are now losing ‘their sense of identity and belonging’ as Catholics. Will this leave the Catholic Church with no outreach to men at all? Men in our congregations have become almost an endangered species and as for young…

High hopes for archbishop ‘full of Holy Spirit’

Dear Editor, Re David Quinn’s article ‘Dublin now needs an archbishop who is not afraid to be counter-cultural’ [IC 19/11/2020]. I agree completely with David Quinn and for some time now I have been disappointed with the archbishop. Now more than ever we need someone who is positive and a voice that lifts people up,…