Page 4, 10th October 1997

10th October 1997
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Embarrassing Relations

POLITICAL PARTIES are a little like families. They resemble those big, extended clans that feel obliged to put on a show of unity, common purpose and mutual regard when they are......

Now Latin Has A Word For It

DEVOTEES of Latin will be greatly cheered by the news on Page 2 that a new lexicon has been produced that will at last allow the Vatican's official documents and pronouncements......

Medicine Is A Grace From God

I REFER TO Andrew M Brown's review of Oliver James' Britain on the Couch (3 October). I have been rehabilitated in the last three years by the use of the new psychiatric......

`atheistic Scientism' Defended

THE ESSENTIAL contradiction in Dr James Le Fanu's attack on "rationalistic atheistic scientism" (3 October) is that he too employs the language of scientific discourse, in this......

Normally Timed Sexual Life

Is WILLIAM ODDIE right in saying Humanae vitae was prophetic (3 October)? Like the Pill many inventions of humankind have been used and abused. Possibility of abuse does not......

Religious Toleration In Russia

WE WERE PLEASED to see your report on the new law on religion in Russia. However, we are concerned that your source has provided inaccurate information. The law is no longer a......

Traditionalists And Tradition

ANDREW MACDONALD'S review of The Living Flame The First 25 Years of the Society of St Pius X in Britain (3 October) seems far from balanced. As he points out, such a history......

Minefield For Piers Paul Read

PIERS PAUL READ (26 September) suggests that third world debt and landmines are "remote from our lives" well, the troubles of the poor are always remote from the lives of the......

And Moreover...

THE POPE MAY WELL have an even easier trip to Heaven than I had previously imagined ("Dylan Knocking on Heaven's Door", 3 October). Surely anyone who can undertake such a......