Category: Letters

Need to respect Church authority

Dear Editor, I cannot be alone in noticing a worrisome phenomenon amongst some people who describe themselves as Catholics to reject and denigrate all legitimate authority within the life of the Church. This used to be a phenomenon exclusive to those who would view themselves on the ‘left’ of the Church rejecting such teachings as…

‘Disgusting’ behaviour outside Croke Park

Dear Editor, I am sure I am not the only one who was very pleased and deeply moved to see the celebration of Eid al-Adha in Croke Park. Because of Covid-19 only about 150 people could take part. I was impressed by the reverence of the Muslims present including little children. It was wonderful to…

Hume’s Faith integral to his work toward peace

Dear Editor, Your coverage of the sad passing of the legendary John Hume [IC 06/08/2020] was impressive and unlike many other publications you highlighted how his Catholic Faith was instrumental in making him the man he was, which is something that should not be overlooked. The Irish people have much to be proud of in…

Secular schooling ‘wholly unsuitable’ for Christians

Dear Editor, Further to your articles on the nascent Citizens’ Assembly on education [IC 09/07/2020], it is necessary to cast a cold eye on the spectre of a universal secular educational model. The argument for such a model is founded on the shifting sands of the secular viewpoint being the ‘neutral’ one. As the philosopher Gadamer…

In challenging days, it’s time to take a bow

Dear Editor, Every Thursday morning without fail your fine newspaper arrives through my letterbox. You and your staff and team of writers deserve huge credit for keeping the paper going with such exceptional quality during what most be one of the most challenging period that any of us will ever experience. The Irish Catholic is…

Thanking clergy for work during lockdown

Dear Editor, As the dioceses and parishes prepare to open up their churches and cathedrals again, albeit in restricted measures, I am sure many would join with me in thanking the many priests, bishops, religious, deacons and faithful who continued to minister to us during the weeks of lockdown. Through their creative usage of modern…