Dear Editor, I welcome the contribution which The Irish Catholic is making to the mission of the laity with Greg Daly’s article (IC 23/03/2017). It would be good to hear more on the topic of lay-led liturgies. It was pointed out in his well-researched article, it is fraught with difficulties if not approached from a sacred, as opposed to...

Dear Editor, Having chosen Franco Zeffirelli’s Jesus of Nazareth film for my Holy Week viewing, something struck me that had never registered before. However, before revealing it let us backtrack a little on the ‘story,’ where the Blessed Virgin Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth in Ain Karim, Judea. This is where an astonishing...

Dear Editor, It would be great if there was displayed in a prominent place in every Catholic primary and secondary school a plaque on which is inscribed in bold, clear lettering the following three-sentence belief and ethos mission statement:‘We will always strive in the classroom, staff room and games’ fields to be faithful followers...

Dear Editor, I cannot be alone amongst the electorate in thinking that there is something deeply ironic in regard to the Government’s stated intention that it will agree to the inclusion of a repeal of Ireland’s longstanding ban on the sale of alcohol on Good Friday, within a broader bill with the stated aim of which is to reduce...

Dear Editor, May I please say congratulations to Fr Conor McDonough OP for his God-inspired message in The Irish Catholic of March 9. He gave as his title: “It’s all so blindingly obvious.”Fr McDonough is truly in the tradition of St Thomas Aquinas who composed such beautiful hymn-prayers as ‘O Bread of Heaven’.The...

Dear Editor, Mary Kenny says “More women in church? It’s more men we need” (IC 13/04/2017).For some strange reason, the number of men at the extraordinary form of the Mass at 10.30am on Sundays in St Kevin’s, Harrington Street, Dublin 8, always vastly exceeds the number of women there (even when mothers of choristers...

Dear Editor, Well done to Bishop Phonsie Cullinan in Waterford (IC 06/04/2017) for speaking out on the ridiculous situation, where the Government seems determined to build the national children’s hospital in a city centre location that no one can access in an emergency. I can’t understand the stubbornness of carrying on with this plan...

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