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What’s an executive and how many does it take to run a bank? If it’s the AIB the answer is 2,400 out of a workforce of 23, 725. In other words one in ten workers is an “executive.”
I have always thought it strange why so many women feel isolated from the Catholic Church, when it has at its centre a woman, Mary - the Mother of God. It is not right that many women feel they are ‘second class citizens’ within a church that attempts to reach out to all. Surely without Mary, the New Testament would be worthless. Surely after the Nazarene Himself, the Mother of Jesus, who is venerated by the Catholic and Orthodox churches, is the first and greatest saint in heaven. Mary is revered by all Christian churches, and honoured by Islam. At the very first council of the Church, at Ephesus four hundred years after Christ, she was declared to be the Theotokos, Mother of God (the actual God bearer). But even before that her image, holding the Child, was etched into tombs in the Roman catacombs. Being the Theotokos, Mary could have become remote, unreal from the human experience. After all we are told that she was born free from Original Sin, which as a total ‘theological illiterate’ I don’t fully understand; but I accept the logic that if Mary was not the mother of God, then Jesus was not God. I believe that He was. Yet despite the supreme position of Mary many women feel isolated, uninvolved, as if they have no contribution to make.
•Athenry Soccer club is hosting a table quiz on Friday February 26 in the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry. The entry fee is €10 per person per team of four. Winners’ prizes, spot prizes and finger food are included. For further information contact Ronan 0866052131 or Pat 0872236519.
This summer do something different and bring your visitors and friends to Rothe House for a special guided tour from Mr and Mrs Rothe themselves.
Since the re-establishment of the Galway Borough Council in 1937, very few women have been elected to the Galway City Council or Galway Corporation, as it was then known.