Time To Examine Re-Introducing The Pledge At Confirmation

The Parish Priest of Tulla believes it may be time for the diocese to consider re-introducing the pledge at confirmation.

Fr Brendan Quinlivan’s echoing a call from the Head of the Catholic Church for society to reignite a temperance movement, in order to address issues with alcohol.

Archbishop Eamon Martin is concerned about the terrible impact that alcoholism is having and says addictions can devastate family and social lives.


There are about 100,000 pioneers in Ireland and Fr Brendan Quinlivan, who is also the Communications Officer for Diocese of Killaloe, says as a nation, we still have an unhealthy relationship with drink.