Back to Basics

The Orange Order: Go Forward by Going Back Rev. Brian Kennaway • 10 November 2004 The recent article by Dr. John Coulter (The Blanket 4 November 2004) on the Orange Order was both challenging and incisive. While I appreciate what John was attempting to get us to think through, that the Orange Order needs to change in such a fast

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Orange Discipline

Belfast Telegraph Letters 10th April 2004 Dear Sir, May I support the sentiments expressed by such a senior and respected Orangeman as Dr. Warren Porter. (BT 9/4/04) It is significant, given Dr. Porters standing within the Orange Order, that, he should acknowledge that proper discipline should have been exercised long ago. However given the comments by the Order’s spokeswoman it is

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Ulster Unionist Party and Dissent

UUP trio following in footsteps of de Valera The present dilemma facing us all because of the present crisis within the Ulster Unionist Party, requires some reflection both historically and ethically. There are those within the Ulster Unionist Party who will not accept the democratic decision of the meeting, of the Ulster Unionist Council, on Monday 16th June. Ironically, these

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Ulster Unionist Party

“Finance may concentrate minds on breaking the link” Rite & Reason The best interests of both the Orange Order and the Ulster Unionist Party would be served by a redefinition of their relationship, says Brian Kennaway. Over the past few years the relationship between the Orange Institution and the Ulster Unionist Party has been the subject of some discussion.  The

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St Therese of Lisieux ( Irish Times)

Irish Times Letters to the Editor Dear Sir, My admiration for people who see things which others fail to see, is only surpassed by my admiration for those who see things from the perspective of others. On that basis my admiration for Kevin Myers knows no bounds.  In his opinion piece on April 24th, he deserves my double admiration for

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Drumcree Church Parade (IRISH TIMES)

The Questions are not Exclusively Orange RITE AND REASON IRISH TIMES – 2nd June 1997 Eamon Stack poses the question “can Orangemen walk with equal citizenship?” These new phrases such as “equal citizenship”, like its predecessor “parity of esteem” is really ‘old wine in new wineskins’. The contribution of Eamon Stack to ‘Rite and Reason’ on 27th May is most unhelpful

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