Page 11, 17th December 2004

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The Catholic Herald

BREAKING THE MOULD Cardinal waxes eloquent on nativity tableau Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor found the mot juste – “disrespectful” – in his superbly judged comments on Madame......

Snatching Victory

Archbishop Smith saves the day On Tuesday afternoon, amid scenes of risible chaos in the House of Commons, the Government appeared to change course half way through a debate......

Let The Spirit Flow

Try a cocktail of alcohol and theology “Theology on Tap”, a young-adult Catholic discussion group, looks very, very different in its American and Italian incarnations.......

50 Years Ago This Week

In Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday night the Cardinal Archbishop celebrated Pontifical High Mass for the 25th anniversary of the beatification by Pope Pius XI of 136 martyrs......

Pastor Iuventus

Would the Curé of Ars approve? I cannot move in my office for the Holy Family and assorted shepherds. There’s something curiously intimate about it. I don’t mean the Holy Family......

Letters To The Editor

Don’t belittle this sensible report From Mr and Mrs Paul Edwards SIR — We were very disappointed by the comments made in the last issue on the bishops’ statement on prisons. We......

Hidden Treasure

From Dr John Hogg SIR — Surely we have missed the obvious reason for the disastrous loss of reverence for the Blessed Sacrament today. The vast majority of Catholic churches are......

Humane Opinion

From Mr Terry Philpot SIR – There is an irony overlooked in your report (Oct 29) of Archbishop Vincent Nichols’s alleged support for the corporal punishment of children and his......

The Reality Is Far Worse Than The Statistics

From Fr Michael Clifton SIR — I am afraid that the report (Dec 10) on pastoral and population statistics of the Catholic Church is flawed and the real situation is far worse.......

Stepping Forward

From Mr John Armstrong SIR — Clive Baulch (Letters, Dec 3) is right to see Christians beginning to build a counter-culture to aggressive secularism. Firstly, I believe that we......

Evil Weed

From Canon Timothy Russ SIR — Civiltà Cattolica has spoken on smoking (report, Dec 10). “ Res finita est ”, I suppose. Maybe we may anticipate a similar word on snuff? Then the......

Faith And Reason

From Fr Paul Browne OSB SIR — Austen Ivereigh objects (Letters, Dec 10) to being described as “a liberal” if that means he puts “reason before faith”. As if there could ever be......