Page 4, 20th February 1981

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Alcoholism : Do You Care Enough?

MR RHYS-WILLIAMS rightly stated that alcoholism is very serious and increasing causing immense pastoral problems. The Church is not actively involved in setting up......

Church Sympathetic To Divorcees

I WAS privileged to be in Rome with the Bishops throughout the Synod, and studied very closely the S ynod Father Propositions. Christopher Howse concentrated on Proposition 14......

Pope's Visit To The Philippines — The Hopes And The Fears

THE VISIT of Pope John Paul It to the Philippines takes me back to the visit of Pope Paul VI in 1971 to that country. He went there to preside at the Asian Bishops' Conference......

Narrow View Of Eastern Europe

THE 'Background' to the bishops' Appeal for European Unity read out in Church last week and written by Bishop Cormac.Murphy O'Connor starts with the old canard about Eastern......

Shabby Treatment Of The Blue Nuns In Malta

FEB, Jan 30, presents the Blue Sisters in a very poor light. I have known these Sisters for a long time from within, not from hearsay or newspaper reports. They have no other......

A Vision Of The Almighty

YOUR reproduction of a "popular" picture of St Margaret Mary and the Sacred Heart, prompts me to tell a story attributed to her. When asked what Jesus, in her vision looked like......

Incorrect View Of The Mass

I AM GLAD you quoted the Dean of Canterbury's sensible comments (Jan 30) in response to the statement by the Secretary of the 'Protestant Reformation Society'. I also believe Mr......

Dangerous Assumptions

CHARTERHOUSE, in his account of the woman in the Cathedral in Panama who removed the banknote from the collection plate and them concealed it on her person may well .have jumped......

A Growing Awareness

IN MY 65 years (almost) of life. 1 hese never belonged to a "wealthy" parish and I don't know if there is such a thing in financial terms. Most of our parish priests and curates......

Plea To Aid Palestinians

READERS may have been disturbed by Archbishop Capucci's fervent plea to President Reagan to consider the plight of thousands of Palestinians imprisoned. and sometimes tortured.......

No Surrender

IN THE Observer a leterr describing your news item of Nuola Scarisbrick urging nurses to report any evidence of malpractice which they may witness. would give the impression......

Concern Over Abortion

Newsletter Editor WITH Madame Veil as architect of the French Abortion law and now President of the European Parliament, Mr Tom O'Donnell (Feb 6) is right to worry that liberal......

Informatio N On Islam

THE FINAL paragraph of News Abstract Feb 6, suggests that people should "inform themselves on Islam and ... get to know some Muslims". in Britain, it is clear that a great deal......

No Proof Of Forgery

THE McCRONE findings say the Shroud image "is substantially composed of a fine grain iron oxide bound to the cloth by an artist's tempera of the animal collagen variety." I......

Is This A Sin

JUST BEFORE Christmas when the IRA prisoners were on hunger strike. one of the men who had decided to fast unto death received the Sacraments, including absolution from a......

Please Help

WE HAVE 22 Praesidia of the Legion of Mary in our curia of the Immaculate Conception in Makurdi town and its environs. There are four new praesidia ready to stare but we have no......

Uncomfortable Home Truths About So-called Deterrents

I DEEPLY appreciate the human freedoms in-built in our capitalist societies, but in a world in which its spiritual base is Stronger than its physical composition I realise that......

Let Girls Be Choristers

ABOUT NOW is the usual time for choir schools to advertise competitive tests for chorister places in cathedrals etc. Since so much has been written on women's equality with men......