Dear Editor, I note in this week’s issue of your paper an article by Mary Kenny headed ‘Fr D’Arcy was Right’. I beg to differ.Fr D’Arcy surely has a pastoral duty to his parishioners. But at this time that duty, I believe, would involve challenging the Quinns not walking in an ambiguous declaration of support.  It seems that the Quinns...

Dear Editor, In Mary Kenny’s recent appreciation of Maeve Binchy, she wrote, and I quote: “At a time when the stock baddie in many an Irish novel is the sadistic Christian Brother  or the spiteful and oppressive nun, Maeve Binchy consistently portrayed the clergy as kind and decent individuals.”  It reminded me of my own schooling, at...

Dear Editor, Regarding the  O’Brien Press book entitled Stuff Irish People Love, on the front cover of the  book there is  a picture of the  Sacred Heart, holding a pint of stout in one hand and in the other a cigarette and  looking dishevelled. I find this  very offensive. Is nothing sacred anymore I asked the...

Dear Editor, I read with interest the article in The Irish Catholic of July 10 regarding the closing Mass of the Eucharistic Congress in Croke Park which I attended. I sing in a choir and I am very disappointed in the new book Sind the Mass which I find very ‘un-Irish’. Even though I like a lot of the music, and the Glendalough and St Columba’s...

Dear Editor, 2012 has seen a major push by pro-abortion campaigners in the Dáil, Seanad and their media allies to legalise abortion in Ireland. This is the thin edge of the abortion wedge, which will inevitably widen incrementally until its advocates get what they want, the British-style abortion-on-demand model of abortion. The politics/media...

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