Page 13, 19th December 2008

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SIR Michael Robertson-Young's letter is, I am sure, "correct", in

that he quotes Apostolicae Curae yet again and, offensively, places the Archbishop of Canterbury in quotation marks.

However, if he seriously considers that his letter will encourage anyone to want to become a Roman Catholic he is sadly mistaken. His harsh, phari saical and unwelcoming words will serve only to make wary those clerical or lay people who might consider such a change in their lives.

Contrast with Major RobertsonYoung the loving, warm and understanding welcome given to Anglicans by Cardinal Basil Hume and also indeed the mutual respect shown between Pope Benedict and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Surely it is time to look to the future rather than the past many things have changed since 1896. Would it not be better to examine, in love and charity., belief. teaching, discipline and practice and to go forward from there?

Major Robertson-Young and those of similar mind may argue for ever about whose head has been touched by whose hand. I think Our Lord might have been more concerned with a meeting of minds and hearts; certainly, He spoke more of love than of rules.

Yours faithfully, DAVID CHAPMAN Enfield Lock, Middlesex




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