Sir, - It is incredible that Fr John Byrne and Bishop Ryan are stubbornly persisting with their insensitive and controversial plan to spend money in order to "reorder" Carlow Cathedral in such an aesthetically damaging way, while using the excuse of the "spirit of Vatican II" to justify their intentions!

Anybody familiar with the undisturbed, beautiful interiors of the churches and cathedrals of Italy, France and Spain will be baffled by this attempted justification. Are these gentlemen unaware of the close association between aesthetics and spirituality throughout the ages? - Yours, etc.,

Seapoint Avenue, Monkstown, Co Dublin.