Page 2, 15th May 1959

15th May 1959
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Remember Africa

S 1R,-You should be congratulated on your paper's reporting of the unhappy events in Nyasaland. Christians have played an honourable part in the advancement of human rights and......

Godparents And Their Deputies

S IR,-It seems to me that the way to stem the leakage is to start at the beginning, i.e., when a baby is baptised. At the present moment the office of Godparent seems to have......

Our Heritage

S IR,-Fr. Godfrey Anstruther's review of the new biography of the Earl of Derwentwater brings home once again how sadly we neglect our British Catholic heritage. A convert from......

Hungry Sheep

S IR,-It is clear from the number of personal letters I have received in reply to my own letters published on this page. that the laity not only need to be instructed but wish......

Statues For All

SIR,-It is good to know that there are going to be statues of St. Cuthbert and St. Aidan on sale in the near future, also picture cards of these saints. I should be very pleased......

Modern War Challenged

S IR,-The supreme moral challenge of the H-bomb should not obscure the many other esils of warfare in our time. The recent report of 35 French priests serving in Algeria (in a......

Catechetical Strength

SS feel impelled to contradict "Catholic Schoolmaster" who wrote in your paper: "Catechism answers will not suffice when our children are in factories and offices and may be......

Vespers On Sundays

S IR,-The new S.C.R. Instruction of September 3, 1958, again strongly urges (as Mediator Dei had done in 1947) that Vespers be sung together with the people, on Sundays and......

Latin At Oxford

S m' Our mutual friend "Jotter" has referred to a brief letter of mine in "The Times" treating of the discussion at Oxford as to whether or not some acquaintance with the Latin......

(dr.) K. F. Mcmurtrie,

Oblate O.S.B. Box 166, Pietersburg, S. Africa.......

Sex Teaching & Theology

S IR,-Lr. McGoldrick's "complete" disagreement with my guess as to parents' feelings about the Marian approach makes me feel it useful to point out that the many categories of......

Books Needed For Africa Emergent

SIR,-I should like to make known some particular bookneeds of an African seminary-the regional seminary for African priests in Southern Rhodesia. Its library is badly in want of......

Exploring The Gospel

S IR,-There can, I suppose, be no perfect system for instructing the faithful. The human element will keep creeping in! Perhaps as near to the ideal as any is the scheme in use......

Parish Talks

S IR,-I wonder if your corre spondent is aware that something on the lines he suggests is organised by the Legion of Mary, viz. patrician meetings. I do not know how successful......

The Imitation

Sits-In his book, "A Retreat for Lay People", Mgr. Knox writes on page 36. " 'The Imitation of Christ', which always has the last word on every subject . . ." And he quotes the......

Ghastly Church Music

S IR,-The Warden of Grey friars sets a poser to many Catholics when he deplores what he describes as the " satisfied acceptance of the ghastly rub bish which in this country......

Prison Work For Lepers

S TR,-Your article on the Lords' debate on penal reform headed " 'Niggardly' in aiding prisoners" makes it timely to remind readers of my article three years ago on the Prison......