Dear Editor, The State-funded Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) is now campaigning for abortion. In its statement to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on February 13 in Geneva, and in its report submitted to the committee in January, it focused on “a woman’s right to bodily autonomy...

Dear Editor, When first I learned that Dr Patricia Lohr, Medical Director of British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), was to address the Citizen’s Assembly (CA), I was pleased that this would occur. Dr Lohr would be in a position to explain exactly what is involved. Ms Justice Laffoy, of the CA, made it clear that speakers were to...

Dear Editor, Oscar Wilde once said of the Palace of Westminster, “The Lords Temporal say nothing, the Lords Spiritual have nothing to say, and the House of Commons has nothing to say and says it”.  Not that Fr Tom Whelan (IC 09/02/2017) has nothing to say, but he is imposing on us another era of liturgical turmoil in pursuit of...

Dear Editor, The article ‘Priest questions Dublin city honour for Obama’ in IC 09/02/2017 was well received. Fr O’Cochlain of Finglas rightly asks “Why honour a man who fermented war in Arabian countries and forced Catholics to wage war on innocent unborn?” He defended funding for abortion providers Planned...

Dear Editor, I write in order to protest at the mockery of the Eucharist on The Late Late Show. Describing the Eucharist as ‘haunted bread’ was an outrageous slur against the Eucharist and Catholics across the island of Ireland. Think of all the young boys and girls who will be making their first Holy Communion this summer and all the...

Dear Editor, All of the main faiths in Europe and the Near East – Christianity, Islam and Judaism – are to some extent ascetic.While the 2011 census indicated that 84% of the Irish population identified themselves as Catholic (Roman) it seems that the same census reported that the Muslim population had increased by just over 51% since...

Dear Editor, Having listened to a priest on the Late Late Show saying that he felt his life was wasted, I would like to say a big thank you to all our hard-working Catholic priests.Every day, by your word and the sacraments, you give us strength and direction to deal with whatever is happening in our lives and in the lives of those we love. Thank...

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