Standing up for religion

 

Sir, – Breda O’Brien writes that a “timid religion will die unless it stands up for itself” (Opinion & Analysis, June 16th). Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount that the “meek will inherit the earth”. Now I don’t know who to believe. – Yours, etc.

BRIDGET O’SHEA,

Cork.

Sir, – Breda O’Brien asks what the response should have been to the Taoiseach saying that Catholic hospitals will have to carry out abortions. She says that one could once have presumed that liberals would have been appalled at this intrusion on religious freedoms, but no longer. She misses the point. In a modern society there should be no such thing as a Catholic hospital. – Yours, etc,

JIM CUNNINGHAM,

Swords,

Co Dublin.