Page 4, 18th August 1978

18th August 1978
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Papal Qualities

In one of Gerald Priestland's recent radio talks, he listed some qualifications that the new Pope would need to have. Like his predecessor, he should he ready to travel to many......

Theological Ideas Of Nature

In your front-page article of July 21 on the "test tubc baby case" you quote as the official Vatican at titude a statement from a moral theologian working in the Vatican. It......

Tie In The Sky When You Die'

Telling people what's wrong and what's right is a thankless vocation, and yet it has a curious attraction, so that most of us feel we are called to it from time to time. That we......

Aid And Development In The Third World

With reference to your article of August 4 on the increase of State aid to development agencies, I would like to make a correction. The Voluntary Missionary Movement has never......

The Wicked Motor Car

In controversies about nuclear power, the cure of broken legs by herbal therapy, the securing of world peace by the forceful imposition of a world language, etc, etc. it is......

Peace And Radical Change

I write to thank you on two counts. First, for saying unequivocally (July 28) that, "the heresy which says thaCreligion has nothing to do with this world is being pushed back"......

Reminding Russia

I have just read your editorial of July 14 in which you ask what Britain can do to influence Russia to the benefit of the dissidents. During the last war our men risked their......

Supporting The Lost

I would urge all readers to express their support for the courageous hunger strikes in Santiago, London, and throughout Europe. Relatives of Chileans who have been "kidnapped"......

Blasphemy

Even bearing in mind that 'Malcolm Williamson, Master of the Queen's Musik, is "obsessively opposed to Charismatics," one is at a loss to understand the comment you report......

Songs From A Prison

To clarify the position, largescale poultry farmers are using cages 15 inches by 16 inches to house four birds. The 24-inch cage has a width of 15 inches and houses six birds.......

Substitute For Reason

As a Catholic feminist, may I support Ms Dora Turbin's reasoned and logical reply (August 4) to Dr MacGregor Fairlie's letter of July 28 It is easy to categorise as "unseemly" a......

National Pastoral Congress

I learn that a National Pastoral Congress is being planned to take place in Liverpool, which will involve sonic hundred delegates from each diocese. Before plans for this get......

Odds Against Ladbrokes

I write to you upon the subject of the Conclave and the betting that has been transacted by Ladbrokes apparently by some process of their own calculations, they have placed......

Priorities For The Election

There , are many elderly people who like to read the Catholic Herald. However, they won't be around long if all Catholics and our fellow Christians don't make euthanasia and......

A Girl In Need Of Affection

"Do I have the courage to let Jean come here for the day?" asks Mrs Bowman the writer of "A Family and their Faith" (July 28). Poor Jean, she is the very girl who needs a week......

Hymns For Everybody

In pursuance of the debate about why Catholics sing hymns so poorly in comparison with Protestant congregations, they answer is quite simple. Hymns are an integral part of......

Fr Mckeown

The recent notice in the Catholic Herald of the death of Fr Daniel McKeown, SDB, of necessity, gave only a brief account of his priestly life. Fr Dan was, quite simply, one......

Paying Dearly For Failure

It will not do always to be blaming Our politicians for the present depressing mess we have got ourselves into. In fairness we mostly must admit to connivance at, or acceptance......

Barber Priest

I doubt whether Fr Hugh Beattie (your article of August 4) will rise to his own defence. May I be permitted to say that he is probably the bestknown and best-loved priest in the......