Category: Opinion

Dear Editor, The purpose of the Church is not to reflect secular culture but to evangelise it. Christ charged us to go forth to all the nations and spread the Gospel. This adherence to perennial truth, in the service of he who is the Truth, is radically contrary to contemporary relativism. The contrast was exemplified…

Dear Editor, One of the questions connected with the idea of same-sex marriage is that of same-sex couples raising children. This, I suggest, is an issue where the sexual orientation of the adults can be quite irrelevant. Unusually perhaps, my father and his brother married twin sisters.  At one time in my childhood, my mother…

Dear Editor, Andrew O'Connell is to be commended on his article ‘The crime of gossip’ (IC 6/2/14) I commented recently that the Church i.e. from our altars, has been lax in this regard.  Since every word Andrew says is true it's quite amazing it's given such a wide berth. Is it because everyone contributes to the…

Dear Editor, Whatever her personal views on same-sex marriage may be, Sarah Carey, in her article of February 6, displays a quality of reasoning and logic (especially in her criticism of the reaction of the pro-same-sex marriage lobby to the recent case involving RTÉ and some prominent pro-traditional marriage supporters) that is all too often…

Dear Editor, In The Irish Catholic of February 13 a spokesperson for the Iona Institute is reported as saying that the group’s "opposition to same-sex marriage is based on the belief that marriage is a child-centred institution first and foremost …". It follows from this, that motherhood and fatherhood and the natural ties are extremely…