The Shame of Drumcree

“Orange Order in shame . . . we reap what we sow” Opinion After another Drumcree marked by Orange Order violence, the Rev Brian Kennaway challenges the Order to deal with those members who breach the principles of the institution “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7) Like

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“Drumcree: The Orange Order’s Last Stand” (Book Review)

“Drumcree: The Orange Order’s Last Stand” by Chris Ryder & Vincent Kearney Published by Methuen 2001 Price £12.99 The annual Drumcree Stand-off is, among other things, totally incomprehensible to many within the Catholic tradition.  For many, this book will I believe will go some way to help to explain, but not defend, the divisions which run deep in this Mid-Ulster

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Brian Currin’s Opinion – engagement Parades Commission and Nationalist Residents’ groups

REPRESENTATION TO THE SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING OF  THE GRAND ORANGE LODGE OF IRELAND Re: engagement Parades Commission and Nationalist Residents’ groups INTRODUCTION The honourable Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, Mr. Robert Saulters, County Grand Masters, County Officers, District Masters, District Officers and members, I wish to thank you for your willingness to receive from me this written

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“UNDERSTANDING ORANGEISM”

“UNDERSTANDING ORANGEISM” To understand Orangeism, a movement which had its origins in the religious and political conflicts of the Europe of the seventeenth century, might well appear to be an impossible task as we enter the twenty-first century. The formation of the Orange Order or the Orange Institution in 1795, one hundred years after William’s Irish campaign, has often been

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The Orange Contribution to the 1798 Commemorations

Who Fears to Speak of ’98 (Ulster History Foundation) The Orange Contribution to the 1798 Commemorations   For anyone to attempt to ‘break new ground’ in and institutional organisation it is difficult enough.  In an Institution like the Orange Order, given its commitment to  “meddle not with them that are given to change:”  (Proverbs 24:21),  it is well  nigh impossible.

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