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Gordon Brown’s Beliefs Do Not Square With Grim Reality

e are often reminded that 72 per cent of those taking part in the 2001 Census gave their religion as Chris tian. But as Mary Kenny remarked in her column last week it would be......

Easing Liturgical Tensions

A rchbishop Vincent Nichols has sent a letter of guidance and encouragement to priests who are learning to celebrate the extraordinary form of the Mass at a training session......

Newman Would Want Us To Honour Our Lady For His Miracle

From Fr Michael G Murphy SIR – This weekend we will be celebrating the feast of the Assumption, which usually falls on August 15. The feast did fall on August 15 1790, the day......

A Scandalous Decision

From Mr Martin Blackshaw SIR – I refer to the report (July 24) with the headline “Anglicans refuse to sell church to SSPX”. Based on the Church of England’s own report of the......

A Priest’s Downfall

From Mr Donal Anthony Foley SIR – Regarding the letter from Bernard Ellis on the laicisation of Fr Tomislav Vlasic (August 7), it is possible to interpret this in the way he......

We Need To Give The Young Sacred Memories

From Mr Steve Herbert and Mrs Catriona Herbert SIR –As parents of children currently at Catholic schools we agree with Daphne McLeod (Letters, July 31) that teaching of the......

War Is No Longer An Intelligent Response

From Mr Bruce Kent SIR – Mary Kenny (Comment, July 31) is at least half right. There is a long list of British names of those who were not only appeasers but even active......

A Hoary Quotation

From Mr Robert Gray SIR – Might you possibly publish an issue without that hoary old Wilde quote about the Catholic Church being for saints and sinners, whereas for respectable......

We Should Not Set Limits To God’s Mercy

From Mr Kevin Greenan SIR – There would be little or no discussion at the moment on suicide if it wasn’t for the high-profile cases who have committed suicide in the Swiss......

Nurses Must Rise In Outrage Over This Change

From Mrs Anne Lawlor SIR – For some years I was a member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), but allowed my membership to lapse a considerable time ago. Whenever......

Yours Faithfully, Martin Blackshaw By Email

Riddling with Reid From Mr Alan Frost SIR – I found myself drawn in a cryptic way to the ever-entertaining Stuart Reid’s conjecture “If I were Rupe” (Charterhouse, August 7). I......

Flu And Collections

From Mr Charles Crabtree SIR – I went to the 8am Mass in Winchester recently and was informed that we would be following the Bishop of Portmouth’s guidelines, as set out in a......