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First Holy Communion: An Awesome Responsibility

T he Vatican official Cardinal Antonio Caflizares Llovera has marked the 100th anniversary of the decree permitting children to receive Holy Communion once they have reached......

Librarians Are Dazzling Folk

T he news that the future Benedict XVI hoped to become a librarian when he reached the age of 70 will no doubt have brought a smile to many lips. The revelation provides a......

The Church Should Condemn Forcefully The Cruelty Of...

From Jennifer Pothecary SIR – Stuart Reid’s article (Charterhouse, August 6) on bullfighting leaves me a little bewildered: is he for or against? He has, however, admitted that......

Wheat And Chaff

From Mr Robert Ian Williams SIR – I was amazed at the comment of the 15 Church of England bishops in their letter about women bishops and the future of the Anglo-Catholic......

Hostility To Peace

From Mr Michael Petek SIR – I agree with Bernard Ellis and last week’s correspondents that there can be no place for anti-Semitism in the Church. It is not just that......

A Precious Jewel

From Fr Bryan Storey SIR – Some are fighting very hard for changes in the Church law on priestly celibacy. Pope Paul VI in his encyclical Sacerdotalis Caelibatus describes......

Love Of The Eucharist Must Always Come First

From Mr Bernard Tiley SIR – Stuart Reid in his Charterhouse column (July 30) posed the question: “Did anyone leave the Church because of the changes to the liturgy?” He then......

Pope Paul Vi Reaffirmed Church Tradition

From Mr Tom McIntyre SIR – Hugh Dwan (Letters, July 30) misunderstands my words “[Pope Paul] could hardly affirm ... doctrinal consensus of the Magisterium”. I did not mean the......

We Must Tell The Truth About Contraception

From Mr Paul Botto SIR – Quentin de la Bédoyère’s article, headlined “A disturbing question” (Science and Faith, July 30), is timely indeed. The rejection of the teachings of......

Oscar Wilde Was Right About Hypocrisy

From Mrs Bridget Harrington SIR – Mary Kenny (Comment, August 6) is quite right in asserting that “if no man or woman may ever exalt a virtue in which he himself has failed then......

An X-factor Game

From Mr Christopher Keeffe SIR – Francis Davis (Comment, August 6) paints a pen-picture of the desirable successor for Francis Campbell as British Ambassador to the Holy See. It......

Life-changing Power

From Mr Charles Crabtree SIR – Thank you for printing the letter by Ray Knight (August 6). My faith came alive in 1979 when I came to know the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. My......