Category: Opinion

Dear Editor, On the subject of funerals, Sarah Carey, (whose articles I enjoy), recently expressed shock at not being able to assume that her recently deceased friend, "a great lady who reared a large family", wasn't already in Heaven. She wrote: "I think the majority of the congregation would be severely taken aback to learn…

Dear Editor, Sarah Carey's View (IC, 3/4/14) should be compulsory reading for the nations' priests and her treatise on the issue of sacred versus secular music at funerals was heartening. Clearly torn between the ‘official advice’ of expecting only sacred music whilst appreciating the role that secular music can play at heart-breaking times, she presented…

Dear Editor, Responding to Geraldine Keane’s letter, Church’s position on same-sex marriage (IC Letters 27/3/14), I share her “trepidation” for the forthcoming campaign towards the same-sex marriage referendum. If recent events have demonstrated anything, it is that for some agenda-driven groups and individuals, no act is too extreme in silencing opposing voices in the drive…

Dear Editor, RTÉ is calling for the defamation laws to be relaxed. It believes they are too restrictive. They want to be freer to say and show things without fear of defamation laws, it seems. We all remember the monstrous injustice to Fr Kevin Reynolds in the Mission to Prey programme on Prime Time on…