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Following In The Footsteps Of John Henry Newman

T he visit of Pope Benedict XVI to this country would not be happening if, in the autumn of 1845, the Rev John Henry Newman, a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, had not decided......

Our Moment Has Come

B y the time our next issue arrives in parishes, the Popemobile will be threading its way across London. On the evening of Friday, September 17, Benedict XVI will ride from......

Xlix Prayer Rivals The Marvel Of Travel.

This is from a collection of 52 poems entitled Prayer published in pamphlet by Impress (156), 95 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1BZ. Please send your address and £5 in stamps I find......

A Patrimony That Should Not Be Denied To Future Generations

From Dr Joseph Shaw, chairman of the Latin Mass Society SIR – Tom McIntyre (Letters, September 3) paraphrases the Holy Father’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum as giving “those......

From The Very Rev Fr Leo Chamberlain Osb Sir –

Tom McIntyre (Letter, September 3) and Bernard Tiley (Letters, August 27) give much fairer accounts of liturgical development than Dr Joseph Shaw (Letters, September 3). On any......

Good Things That Should Emerge From Present Developments...

better understanding and care in celebration of the Rite. Regarding style of celebration, the remarks in our own bishops’ document on the Mass about the application of the......

From Mrs Daphne Mcleod, Chairman Of Pro Ecclesia Et...

SIR – I am pleased to see that Dr Joseph Shaw (Letters, September 10) includes poor catechesis as one of the causes of the lapsation of so many people, but why put it in......

Handed Down To Us By The Apostles And, As A

result, they still have crowded churches and plenty of good priestly vocations. Perhaps they would be even better if they had been able to keep the Tridentine Rite of Mass but......

From F Mary Callan Sir – A Propos The Figures

contained in a survey conducted for Paix Liturgique (Report, September 3), in York, where the parishes have over 2,000 Sunday Massgoers, plus a large Polish congregation, I......

From Mr Philip Fowke Sir – I Write In Support

of Antony Dowling’s letter (September 3). The reference to the liturgy becoming a clerical chat show particularly resonates. I have just about tolerated the liturgical abuses......

Greens And God

From Professor Thomas Manley SIR – Criticism of Cardinal Pell and William Oddie by Dr Edward Echlin is totally mistaken (Letters, September 3). Dr Patrick Moore, the founder of......

From Mr Brendan Kavanagh Sir – I Am Constantly Surprised

at the way naïve Catholics are co-opted into supporting the so-called Green movement such as Edward Echlin in his letter of September 3. The Green movement is based on a......

A Silent Witness

From Mr Christopher Keeffe SIR – Stuart Reid’s Charterhouse (August 27) reminds us of the great witness to the fact of the Carthusian community at the London Charterhouse in......

Protecting The Pope

From Mr John Eoin Douglas SIR – Why do police feel the need to spend millions of pounds on security for the Pope’s visit? Any devout Catholic knows that the prayers of the......

It’s Not True That Celibacy Makes Priests Less Approachable

From Mrs Moyra Fairley......

Sir – I Have Been Following Your Correspondence On Celibacy

with interest and have been waiting for someone to point out that priests are not the only ones in the Church who promise to lead a single life. Is it instructive to ask why the......

From Fr Bryan Storey Sir – The Opposition To Mandatory...

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While It Is True That Celibate Life For A While

sometimes makes one rather “unusual”, it is far from true that celibacy generally makes priests less approachable and helpful than the married. Superior dispositions and unusual......