Dear Editor, The greatest argument against abortion for what is wrongly termed ‘fatal foetal abnormality’ is given in the book Under the Eye of the Clock (1987) by Christopher Nolan.Christopher Nolan, native of Clontarf, Dublin was severely disabled at birth with cerebral palsy. Yet through the care of his parents, especially his...

Dear Editor, One aspect of the growth of Orthodoxy in Ireland (IC 07/09/2017) and indeed elsewhere, is the beauty of the liturgy, both in the rite and in the choral music; a mirroring of the Extraordinary Rite in the West. Is it any wonder that beauty and the rite of centuries are attractive, especially for the young, and makes a welcome...

Dear Editor, This is a memory I have carried with me. Shortly after WWII, two nuns from Texas came to our school in Crossmolina, Co. Mayo. They did not seem to be looking for vocations.One nun spoke. The other was silent. The first words were: “Do you know what electrons are?” I certainly did not. If any other pupil knew, they stayed...

Dear Editor, I read with interest your lead article (IC 14/09/2017) which indicated that, although permission had been given to change, we will stick with the current missal, largely for resource/cost reasonsCould I appeal to the Irish bishops to make a number of small changes back to the previous translation – these could be easily...

Dear Editor, I read Fr Joe McVeigh’s letter and responses to it (IC 07/09/2017). I read Fr Joe’s letter again and went through it to see exactly what  his theological objections were to the Rosary decade prayer. There I found it, not exactly as your other contributors interpreted it. Save us from the fires of Hell, is of...

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to article by Dr Kevin McCarroll regarding the HPV vaccine (IC 07/09/2017). He elucidates in his article that the HPV virus is contracted by sexual activity. I presume that if young teenage girls refrained from sexual activity then they would not contract the virus. Thus they would not need to take the vaccine...

Dear Editor, I refer to a recent article by Fiann O Nualláin entitled ‘Living up to your full potential, mindfulness is more than a stress management technique’ (IC 07/09/2017). It’s difficult to argue with points made by Mr O Nualláin – being in the present moment, being aware and observing the changes in...

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