Page 13, 12th September 2008

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Centenarians Have Much To Teach Our Young Church

L ast month Benedict XVI met the world's youth. And last week he caught up with those sociologists describe as the "super-old". When the Pope docked on the Mediterranean island......

Black Is The New Black

C ongratulations to the Pontifical North American College in Rome, which has reported an intake of 61 students this year, bringing its total number to 208 — a figure not......

Pastor Luventus

Leaving is a little like dying / ambusy fiddling while Rome bums, or at least simmers. I am leaving my parish in about 10 days and I have packed nothing. Not only that, but I......

Sometimes At Mass, I Rind That I Am Very Distracted

because of problems at home with my children. I hardly feel as if I have prayed at all. Should I still go to Holy Communion? Your vocation as a parent is at the heart of your......

A Fortunate Diocese

From Mgr John McManus, vicar general of the Diocese of Shrewsbury SIR — In his article "Can we trust the dioceses to preserve our heritage?" (Comment, August 29), Andrew M Brown......

Convincing Defence

From Mr Michael Ward SIR — Having read Gerard Noel's Pius XII: The Hound of Hitler, I can confirm that it is indeed a convincing defence of that Pope (Letters, August 29).......

Is It Sinful To Use Natural Family Planning To Avoid...

From Fr Simon Peat SIR — Quentin de la Bedoyere (Science and Faith, August 15) raised a perennial problem with Natural Family Planning (NFP) when it is used to avoid conception.......

Tired Rhetoric

From Mr Simon Barrow, co-director of Ekklesia SIR— The headline on your report (September 5) about responses to the inclusive schooling group Accord ("New coalition aims to......

Sunday Is Special

From Mr John Radcliffe SIR—One of the reasons for the decline of standards in this country must surely be Sunday trading. Why, I wonder, do so many Catholics shop on a Sunday......

From Mr Michael Knowles Sir — Elizabeth Anscombe's...

Humanae Vitae (Feature,August 22) exposes its weakness. She acknowledges that both the couple which uses the natural method and the one that uses contraceptives expressly have......

From Fr Derek Mcguire Osa Sir — Thank You For

you extensive summary of Fit for Mission? Church (August 29). While I believe that Bishop O'Donoghue is correct in reminding us of the ideal to which we all strive we should not......

From Fr Mark T Elvins Ofm Cap Sir — It

is most refreshing to have a bishop speak out thus, as most of us who have the same thoughts do not have an adequate platform to share our views. Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue......

From Mr John Greenwood, Hecuiteacher Of St Joseph's...

School SIR — The bishop has forgotten that our Catholic Church is living and evolving. The bishop's thoughts seem to be from someone who doesn't want anything to change. The......

From Mr B D Kelly Sir — Your Otherwise Excellent

leading article on Fit for Mission? Church. failed to say that much of the document could have been lifted from the work of Fr Paul Crane SJ and that of amateur theologian......