Page 4, 23rd February 1990

23rd February 1990
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A New Bishop Is Appointed

WELCOME to the new Bishop of Northampton. Bishop Leo McCartie, for 13 years an auxiliary in Birmingham and a hard worker in the various commissions of the bishops' conference of......

Men Who Inspire Mobs

HERE then, is a man who has spent 27 years in a South African prison, yet within hours of release can draw vast crowds to hear him speak and to be shown the adulation usually......

Into Tragedy

KEITH Vaz's appeal to Salman Rushdie to compromise over the Satanic Verses affair presupposes that the book's contents have, intentionally or otherwise, offended Moslems by......

In My Previous Parish, Something Like 25 Per Cent Of

its income was allocated to "Thild World" projects. The parish priest told me that a number of other parish priests had said that they "would not allow so much money to go from......

Laugh, I Cried

I SOMETIMES wonder if some of our Catholic brethren are born without a sense of humour. I refer to John Ryan's cartoon (February 9) of the Universe staff "celebrating" your load......

Greater And Lesser Evils

I SOMETIMES feel quite perturbed by the lack of Christian charity shown by some letters to the Catholic Herald. One would think that, in a Catholic newspaper, one could at least......

Spanish Reflections

THAT Gerard Noel (February 16) should be so incredibly naive as to describe the Spanish civil war as "Europe's most horrendous-ever (but ultimately unnecessary) internicine......

To Desire Peace Is To Prepare For War

It was not without a little amusement that I read your recent correspondence in which John Kerrigan called for the church "to reverse the traditional position on nuclear......

A Child's Thoughts On His Abortion

ONE wonders how the Rance's little boy (Catholic Herald front page story, February 9) must feel knowing that his parents went to court to claim damages against the doctors who......

Tasteless Rottweiler

SHOULD Cardinal Ratzinger someday become Pope will John Ryan's quite tasteless cartoon character Cardinal Rottweiler also achieve promotion? Perhaps even the Herald's disrespect......

Your Help Is Needed, Please

WE are interested to have anyone's unwanted Christmas cards. We have 2,000 children in a non-formal education centre programme covering 100 villages. Many of the cards would......