Criticism of Orange Order

Dear Sir, May I respond to the comments attributed to the Reverend David Frazer, of Laytown in Co Meath, by Mick Hall in an article on 14th August? I really have only one question – is this the same Reverend Frazer who was described in the Sunday Business Post on 24 October 2004, as “The rector of Clane, Reverend David

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A Tradition Betrayed

A tradition betrayed Comment The Rev Brian Kennaway, one of the Orange Order’s most senior and outspoken members, says the core values of the society have been betrayed by a section of the membership who are divorced from the core values of Orangeism, and by a leadership unwilling to take the necessary risks to restore the public image of institution

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Celebrating 1916?

Madam, I was astonished by the letter of the Rev DAVID FRAZER, Laytown, Co Meath. (Letters 19 April), that he should ‘celebrate the bravery of the men and women of 1916’. Is this a personal reflection of the Rev. Frazer, or have the Church of Ireland totally abandoned the injunction of our Lord Jesus Christ?: “But I tell you who

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Criticism of Orangeism

Dear Sir, May I be permitted to respond the letter of William Brown (Irish News 30/3/06) in which he makes reference to my lecture on Orangeism. Mr Brown, though present, at the lecture referred to, fails to grasp “the main assertion of that lecture” – which was “Orangeism a Presbyterian Perspective”. It was only by way of introduction that I

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Response to Senator Martin Mansergh

Dear Madam, Senator Martin Mansergh (11 March) does me a disservice when he states, ‘the Rev Brian Kennaway ( March 2nd) incorrectly attributes to the Church of Ireland today a philosophy similar to the Orange Order.’ The Synod resolution of 1999, which Senator Mansergh says, ‘distanced itself from historic formularies like the Thirty-Nine Articles,’ went on to state: These historic

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Battle of the Boyne site

Dear Sir, The Editorial (B.T. 15 December) on the Orange Order strikes the right note which should be endorsed by all true Orangeman, who adhere to the core values of the orange tradition. However may I point out for clarification that the ‘development of the Battle of the Boyne site’ was not a direct result of the recent opening up

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