Sunday 18 November 2018

Letters to the Editor: 'A miracle of Catholic faith in 1916 - and why truth cannot be changed'

Destroyed: Crowds gather at the GPO after the Easter Rising. Photo: Mansell/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Destroyed: Crowds gather at the GPO after the Easter Rising. Photo: Mansell/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Further to Michael Kelly's comments (Irish Independent, November 2) regarding Catholicism, President Higgins and 1916, the reason Daniel O'Connell refused to take the anti-Catholic oath was he believed part of it not to be the truth, and the rest to be false.

To be educated is to be led out of ignorance into truth.

In 1916, Eva Burke (a nurse from Kildare), on hearing medical assistance was needed for casualties in the GPO, offered her services to the Red Cross. The first civilian arrived badly wounded in the stomach; he survived one hour after admission and received the Last Rites.

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