Dear Editor, I realise that the fashionable pressures of secularity and modernism are encouraging members of Dáil Éireann to omit reference to God from their daily deliberations.The ridiculing and defaming of all religions is presented to the public in the guise of ‘tolerance’ for all. The much vaunted ‘separation of Church and...

Dear Editor, Enda Kenny has been paid many tributes on his retirement as Taoiseach, but he will always have the distinction of being the first Taoiseach to successfully legalise abortion in the Republic.Section 22 of the new act reads as follows: “It shall be an offence to intentionally destroy unborn human life.” Contrast that with...

Dear Editor, The 90% faith community of Ireland, and in particular the 78% Catholic community, is once again under attack by the strident and vocal 10%. I listened with interest to Ruth Coppinger explaining her bill on Morning Ireland, May 16. She now wants the faith ethos to be removed totally from all schools. She sees no problem with 10% or...

Dear Editor, Daily we are bombarded with stories, weird and woeful, of the immense harm that was done to society in the past, both distant and recent, by the Catholic Church and its members.We are told of the maltreatment by nuns and brothers of helpless young pregnant mothers to be and of orphans. The narrative never tells of the abysmal failure...

Dear Editor, I was glad to see you give prominence to the selflessness of missionaries on last week’s front page (Nun Vows: ‘They’ll have to shoot us’ IC 18/05/2017).The words of Sr Margaret Sheehan FCJ that she would only be driven out of her work in South Sudan at gunpoint is typical of the hard-working and tenacious...

Dear Editor, The subject of contraception continues to create controversy both within and outside the Church. However the Church’s teaching is the least understood part of the controversy. Consequently it has been catastrophically rejected out of hand by the majority.As Mary Kenny (IC 20/04/2017) so rightly pointed out in her article there...

Dear Editor, David Quinn (IC 18/05/2017) admonishes priests for not preaching more often about hell. I think that is a silly suggestion. People see enough of hell every day. Anyway preaching about hell is a fear tactic. The Gospel is about love, not fear and not hell. There are many more important issues to preach about. What about Limbo?Yours etc...

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