Category: Opinion

Whenever there is a question of the Catholic faith, the Catechism of the Catholic Church has the answer. The Catechism is a concise book that states the beliefs of the Catholic faith. It presents the teachings of the Catholic Church on faith, sacraments, morality, and prayer in an orderly and complete manner. As Catholics, we…

Dear Editor, Suppose that Pope Francis had said in his now-famous interview that Catholics should stop obsessing about social justice issues, such as combating poverty and discrimination and war, and instead preach the Gospel of mercy. There would have been a fierce outcry. And rightly so. Does the Pope not realise, people would have said,…

There we were; Fr Eddie Moore, my mother and I, standing in an enormous if peculiar space. We were in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Allenwood, Co. Kildare but a part of it few of the congregation would ever see. Behind us was the gable end wall of this massive church while in…

Dear Editor, Charles Byrne is right in voicing his concern that “tens or even hundreds of invalid baptisms” were celebrated with Fr Iggy O’Donovan acting as celebrant (IC 26/9/13). While the affair as reported has a distinctive legalistic and Pharisaical aspect to it, I would not just agree with the statistics quoted but multiply them…

Dear Editor, Many thanks and congratulations on your visionary initiative in publishing the full interview given by our ever-surprising Pope Francis in your September 26 issue. Many regard it as a historical new-start in renewal for the Church Let’s hope you may have many copies in some convenient form  for any who may have missed…

Two of the most searched items on the internet are pornography and religion. Questions are often raised about the Church and the internet. Throughout YOUCAT there are many reasons why young Catholics are ‘needed’ in the area of translating the message of faith into a language of their peers. Paul VI wrote about the need…

Pope Francis is barely six months in office and his pontificate is having a remarkable effect on people both inside and outside the Church. The Holy Father has an extraordinary ability to find simple words to pose fundamental questions about the world in which we live, about the Church and about the life of faith.…