Incredibly, US president Donald Trump blames mental illness and video games for the El Paso and Ohio killings (Irish Examiner, August 6). His dependence on the gun lobby for financial and electoral support blinds him to the ease which US citizens can obtain lethal guns.
Thu, 08 Aug, 2019
It is opportune that the report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby homes should be published during Holy Week when another unjust crucifixion, that of innocent babies and children, occurred at these homes.
Sat, 20 Apr, 2019
Brendan Butler contends that Peadar Toibin’s statement that “immigration needs to be managed at a sustainable level” is an attempt “to garnish and generate political support on the issue of immigration” — ‘Politicians exploit xenophobia’ (Irish Examiner, Letters, April 11).
Mon, 15 Apr, 2019
The Catholic primate, Archbishop Eamon Martin, at the Holy Thursday Chrism Mass in St Patrick’s Cathedral, in Armagh, said that “sometimes, daring to witness openly to our sincerely held Christian convictions can bring upon us ridicule, condemnation or even persecution” (Irish Examiner, April 3).
Sat, 04 Apr, 2015
When the approval of the violence involved in slapping a child is publicly endorsed by a Pope, while addressing a weekly audience at the Vatican, then it seems that the Pope is endorsing such behaviour with the imprimatur of the Petrine Office.
Tue, 10 Feb, 2015
The visitation report’s criticism that some priests and lay people hold “theological opinions” at odds with the official teachings of the Church may refer to priests taking a more practical approach to their parish work than the Vatican would like, Catholic priests have suggested.
Thu, 22 Mar, 2012