Page 4, 12th December 1986

12th December 1986
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Martyrdom Beyond The Great Wall

Viewpoint ONE cannot pick up a Catholic newspaper these days, without reading of dissent by some clergy, in various parts of the Western free world, against the ordinary......

As A Student For The Permanent Diaconate, Keen To Add

to my own poor store of knowledge of the Faith, I was interested to read recently, in a book long out-of-print, a reference to the last decade of Pius IX's reign (1868-78). It......

Why Are People, Particularly Young People, Leaving The...

is there a dire shortage of vocations? Where does the fault lie? There is no lack in the world of idealism and goodwill. Look at the support given to Band Aid, Oxfam, Cafod, the......

Anglicans Mourn A "close Friend"

I AM writing to let you know how bereaved we in the Church of England feel after Canon Dennis Corbishley's death. In the last eight years in particular he has become not only a......

Re Teachers Must Pick Up The Guantlet Early

HAVING read Ian Gaffney's letter in your issue of November 21 I think it right to clarify some of the points to which he refers. My letter had spoken about the opportunities a......

Misuse Of Terms On Aids?

YOUR news item about the recent meeting of the Bishops of England and Wales, in regard to their discussion on the AIDS epidemic, (Catholic Herald, November 21) quotes Cardinal......

Bringing Ethiopia To World Attention

THIS week's paper carries the alarming report of a damning critique of Ethiopian government policy toward famine relief. It is thus all the more gratifying to know that the man......

Benefits Of Science

A CATHOLIC expert in bioethics has criticised a method of selecting a child's sex at conception recently used in Naples, and reported by us last week. But before a more......

If Lady Olga Maitland's Organisation, "families For...

as stated in your article by Peter Stanford (Catholic Herald November 21), then I cannot see how she can claim that it is "Our work for peace through multilateral......

Us Bishops Passive?

CARDINAL Konig is reported as saying (Catholic Herald November 28) that "US bishops, not the Vatican, should be the ones to act on cases like that of Fr Charles Curran". Yes, he......

"in Vitro" Problems

I READ Peter Stanford's balanced article on in vitro fertilisation with much interest. (Catholic Herald November 28). In one important particular, however, I feel the article......

Religious Oppression

I write in reference to your article "Soviets slacken rein on church", (Catholic Herald November 7). I should specifically wish to refer to the following sentence: "The Soviet......

Research On A Saint

I WOULD like to add my small contribution to the very interesting correspondence in your paper recently regarding the Chideock Martyrs, and, in particular, details of the life......