Suicide and the Church

News broke yesterday of the murder of a family in Ballyjamesduff in County Cavan and the suicide of the murderer. It is certainly an horrible event which hardly bears thinking about. Alan Hawe killed his wife and three sons and then killed himself. He may have been suffering from mental illness, he was certainly suffering…

Clueless, not Catholic!

It would seem that the past president of our little isle is unhappy with the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality. According to the Irish Independent; “Dr McAleese, a staunch Catholic who campaigned fearlessly for a yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum, told the Daniel O’Connell Summer School in Kerry yesterday that the Catholic Church’s…

Archbishop Martin and Maynooth

Last week Archbishop Martin, a trustee at Maynooth College, the national seminary, said he had decided not to send Dublin seminarians to Maynooth any longer due to “an atmosphere of strange goings-on there”.  “It seems like a quarrelsome place with anonymous letters being sent around. I don’t think this is a good place for students,”…