Page 4, 18th September 1987

18th September 1987
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An Agreement To Differ

THE POPE'S first visit to the United States took place just a year from the date of his election, namely in the autumn of 1979. It was a much more controversial visit than that......

Equal Shares In The Church Pie

In the second of three preview articles Martin Newland anticipates the major challenges facing the Synod on the Laity AS mentioned in the first article of this series on the......

A Heart Of Love And A Lovely Heart

I WAS discussing recently with a scripture scholar, who has been teaching for over 30 years, the significance of the apparitions of Our Lady. Objections are sometimes raised......

Setting The Jewish Record Straight

MR M L Gwozdz in his comments on Waldheim (August 21) shows grotesque ignorance of traditional Jewish teaching and a Christian triumphalism which those of us born after the......

Finding God In Odd Places

I have enjoyed your recent series of articles on the life of the poet Francis Thompson. Just as lovely, flowers are found growing in the most unexpected places — the dark crofts......

A Saint's Tall Story

Terence Sheehy errs when he writes (August 28) that St Francis de Sales was proclaimed the patron saint of journalism in 1923. It was later than this, by Pope Pius X1 sometime......

Redefining Recusants

WITH reference to Leslie Brook's letter (September 4), the Oxford Dictionary states that the word recusant is a present participle active, formed from the Latin recusare, and is......

Honeymoon Time For Marriage Council

WOULD you be good enough to correct the erroneous impression given in your paper on August 28 that the Catholic Marriage Advisory Council was founded by the Catholic Church.......

Carnival's Dark Side

WE ARE used to expect balanced reporting in the Catholic Herald. Therefore, the article reporting the Notting Hill Carnival was most surprising. There was no mention of the......

We Banned Brothers

HOW strange that the Vatican should veto brothers holding office in the American Province of the Franciscan Friars Minor,(Catholic Herald August 28). St Francis himself was not......

Plea For Help After The Fire

FURTHER to the article on Minster Abbey (August 21) your readers may like to know that on August 21-22 a fire, started by a candle, swept through and destroyed the nun's chapel......

Basset's Cell Movement

I AM surprised by the omission in "Jubilee for Jesuit's greatest asset" (August 4) the account of the career of Fr Bernard Basset, S J, of his most significant work; the Cell......

Taking The Teaching From Religion

THE new National Curriculum dictates what each school must teach in some 36 of the 40 periods available in a typical school week. Religion must now compete, along with many......