Page 9, 11th December 1998

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Sidling Towards A New Harvest Of Death

THE RECOMMENDATION this week — in a joint report by the Human Genetics Advisory Commission (HGAC) and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) — that the cloning......

Letters To The Editor

The Sisters of Charity: an unjust accusation From Mr Patrick Mullins Sir, I feel I must speak out on behalf of The Sisters of Charity, since their good name has been besmirched......

Lay Preaching At Mass: What Is The Canon Law?

From the Revd Clarence Gallagher S.J. Sir, It seems to me quite irresponsible for the editor of a Catholic paper to permit on the front page of his paper such a headline as "Nun......

The General Is Always More Agreeable Than The Particular.

Yours faithfully, RICHARD LEWIS Windsor, Berkshire. From Mrs Josephine Way Sir, I must take issue with you over the assumption that it is present-day culture which causes "even......

Transmission Of Aids/hiv Among Teenagers

From Mrs Victoria Gillick Sir, One presumes that Prof. James O'Connell (Letters 4 Dec) is aware, and concerned, that acute sexually transmitted diseases are causing serious and......

Sixty Years Ago

Evacuation of Children WE WOULD DRAW especial attention to a letter from a correspondent who signs himself "Alarmed" on the religious and moral dangers that are likely to follow......

Thirty Years Ago

Plain Talk on Conscience DID IT REALLY NEED television and David Frost to make generally known Cardinal Heenan's frank and intimate views about the controversy of controversies?......

Holy-in-one

QUESTION: Name the only golf professional who has 31 sisters and no brothers? Answer: Alan Hogg. resident teaching professional and golf manager of "Golf Club Maria-Bildhausen"......

Tomfoolery

Ptax)F (fever there need be that the C of E has definitely not lost its way Cour tesy of an advert spotted in The Church Times last week, which must surely rank as contender for......

Cat-echism

CasniNuNG the feline theme, from the States we have more evidence of catty nonsense, this time in festive guise. Last week Patricia Lynn Morrison, editor of the Catholic......

Eco-friendly

PORNOGRAPHY is being used to spread the word in the Philippines — quite literally. The Trust International Paper Corp. (TIPCO), in co-operation with the Bureau of Customs. has......

Funny Money

As THE impending imposition of the Euro upon Great Britain draws ever closer, it seems even the religious are displaying understandable concern. Only 50 people were expected at......

Aster-reichs

BISHOP Franz-Joseph Bode. 47, German Bishop for Youth, plans to publish his next pastoral letter in cartoon form, with Bishop Bode Itimseff promising to appear in the comic.......

Is Nothing Sacred?

IT HAS conie to my belated attention that quite recently the Bishops Conference of England & Wales Standing Committee agreed to a change of name for the "National Liaison......

Get Well Soon

Mr I wish all the best to our beloved Cardinal Hume, who is at present tucked up in bed with the 'flu. I :nal his condition is being ameliorated with bags of grapes and lashings......

Gentle Giant

FINALLY, a tribute to Giant Haystacks, the grizzly wrestler who succumbed to cancer the Sunday before last at the age of 52. Haystacks (rie Martin Atone) will be remembered by......