Dear Editor, I couldn’t agree more with Mickey Harte (IC 22/06/2017) that the Irish public still holds unborn life dear. Despite the push for abortion from the media and political circles, the vast majority of Irish people are at heart against or at least very uncomfortable with the idea of abortion. The various polls that have been carried...

Dear Editor, The UN Human Rights Committee’s claim that Ireland’s abortion law is a “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” of women is an incredible statement. Our law protects both the life of the mother and the unborn baby. What is more fair and balanced than that? Considering the terrible torture, slavery and...

Dear Editor, Fr Rolheiser’s article (IC 08/06/2017) is thoughtful: “The protection of life and promotion of justice are all of one piece.”He offers a long list of moral issues and concerns – abortion, nuclear war (non-nuclear war?), lack of ecological sensitivity, refugees, racism, sexism, poverty and inequality etc....

Dear Editor, Bríd Smith TD is now playing lexical semantics trying to explain her statement – the Church should be put in the dustbin of history – made in Dáil Éireann on June 1. Her statement was no surprise because, as a far left radical, she has been a perpetual protester, and one who shows a deep disdain for the Catholic Church....

“To whom else shall we go? You have the message of eternal life.” Peter says these words to Jesus. But they are spoken in a very conflicted context: Jesus had just said something that upset and offended his audience and the Gospels tell us that everyone walked away grumbling that what Jesus was teaching was “intolerable”....

One of the most effective ways of transmitting an idea is to write a science fiction story: and I now have an outline for a dystopian view of Ireland in the near future.A strongly secularised government has taken over after an emergency: the internet has been so infested by cyber attacks that much of it has been closed down. A strong and...

Des Hanafin will have been an extremely familiar figure to many of the readers of this newspaper down the years. He was a long-serving Fianna Fáil Senator and a founder and the long-time Chairman of the Pro-Life Campaign. Des died last week, aged 85. He had been unwell for a long time but was still as active in public affairs as his health allowed...

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