Behind every great building and its architect there is a visionary patron. Someone who thinks big, takes risks, raises funds, and above all recognises the significance of architecture.” Dr Duncan StroikThe founders of the Catholic Thomas Aquinas College at Santa Paula, California, had decided that a beautiful church, worthy of the building’s...

Dear Editor, It was a sad day on Tuesday July 14 for Bohernabreena parish when we learned that our curate Fr David Fleming was being moved.  We feel very much we have the right to support our priest as the headline on The Irish Catholic (July 26) was just that: ‘Support your Priests – Archbishop Martin.’  We in Bohernabreena had great...

Dear Editor, With the Leaving Cert Results currently dominating the headlines now would be a good time to test the IQ of your local politician, Fine Gael, Labour and indeed Fianna Fail. If you put fruit, eggs and flour into a cake mixture, what do you get  A fruit cake. If you put two prominent pro-abortion advocates together with the...

Dear Editor, In line with your letter writer (IC 9/8/12),it also has baffled me as to how John Waters has not been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from one of our Universities. One merit of this is that his book Beyond Consolation could become essential reading for every Leaving Certificate student in Ireland. This book discusses why unbelief is a...

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...

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