I THINK it would be naive, in this day and age, to imagine that the Devil has ceased to tempt people, among them young people, to commit grave sin.
Yet one sees many people going to receive Holy Communion, very few indeed going to Confession.
I find this worrying in view of the fact that St. Paul says (I Cor. II 23-29) "He that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Body of the Lord for what it is."
Have we become a generation of saints that no confession is necessary?
D. Hurst (Mrs.) Sanderstead, Surrey.
I WOULD have been upset by
H. R. F. Keatings' denunciation of the TV series "Manhunt" (June 19) but for the words . . . "as I did catch the final five minutes of this last Friday"—and realised he was lashing himself quite mistakenly.
Are we really degenerate because we like this programme? I view it with absorption because the acting seems to me so good and the tense atmosphere is maintained throughout. My delight is in the superb presentation of G r a t z by Robert Hardy.
As for the "fiendish Gestapo moves" these have not moved me in the least because they are never shown—not as fiendish, anyway. But the scrapes those three, plus Adelaide, get into and miraculously get out of, keep me enjoyably tensed throughout the programme.
Oh dear! Perhaps I have become callous and confirm your writer's worst fears. But I "have been through" two world wars and wouldn't harm a fly—even now!
E. D. Minihin London. E.11.
IN my letter published in
your June 12 issue on W. H. R. F. Keating's review of Tony Parker's "Chariot of Fire," I did not intend to imply that W. Keating was condoning vice. My apologies to Mr, Keating.
Margaret Morris Leicester.