Sir, Fr Tom Ingoldsby (April 8th) is at it again! Now he tells us, directly quoting Our Lady (but without giving us a reference), that the Rosary is a powerful weapon. There was a time when that group prayer was a rallying point for the family, a channel for expression of love and care. In the meantime, with the wholehearted support of Fr Ingoldsby, it has been debased by the likes of Youth Defence, who screech decades of it at the same time ash they flaunt their disgusting pictures. And now Fr Ingoldsby wants it to be used as an instrument of political campaigning. No wonder religion is on the wane in Ireland! - Yours, etc.,

Et Hesperiank,