Dear Editor, When An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny presented President Trump with the traditional bowl of shamrocks on St Patrick’s Day, did he explain the significance of the shamrock?Did he say that the shamrock is the emblem of our national airline or explain that the shamrock represents for Irish people, the Blessed Trinity? This second...

Dear Editor, I note that the Bishop of Moster is once again criticising Medugorje. Some interesting facts regarding the bishop are that he has never interviewed any of the visionaries and secondly, he has been asked on several occasions not to issue statements on this place of pilgrimage but continues to do so. As far as I know it is the...

Dear Editor, By referring to the Tuam burial site as a “chamber of horrors”, the Taoiseach has rushed to judgement.It is highly likely that:1. Each child interred there died of natural causes,2. Each was given a name and baptised or prayed over and3. The bodily integrity of each infant was respected.As we have seen in the United States...

Dear Editor, The loss of four good people with the crash of the Rescue 116 helicopter off the Mayo coast last week was a tragedy, and yet it was one which revealed a side of Christianity and of God that we often overlook – that of compassion.I know of no person who, upon hearing the news, was not stricken with sadness. The fact that most of...

Dear Editor, I too play the church organ and often have difficulties too with the music and accompanying lyrics which are chosen by family and friends for weddings and funerals (Letters 16/03/2017).That said, some time back I asked a priest as to his approach particularly in the case of funerals. His answer was that if the song gave solace to the...

Dear Editor, I’m confused at Pope Francis willing to consider the possibility of married men of proven faith becoming Catholic priests carrying out duties in isolated areas, however he will not advocate removing celibacy vows. Are these men married or widowed? I’m confused as to what this means.If married how could they remain...

Dear Editor, I wish to add my voice to those who advocate non-payment of the TV license as a response to the insulting behaviour of RTÉ to Catholics (Letters 09/03/2017). There is now no other option available to us. It is pointless complaining directly to RTÉ as this has no effect, and the Broadcasting Authority is a joke as they have failed time...

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