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Ecumenism In Progress

YEARS AGO, BEFORE Catholics were exhorted to embrace ecumenism, it was believed that all non-Catholics would be damned. It was assumed that Catholicism alone ensured salvation......

Transport Of Little Delight

IF THIS WEEK'S Transport White Paper is able to deliver the muchneeded revolution in private and public road and rail use, it is to be welcomed on many counts. The environment......

Tearful Parishioners Are Not Excommunicated

I WAS MOVED by the plight of Father "Name and Address supplied" (17 July) and his "tearful parishioners, good people all, who assume that they have been excommunicated for......

English At Mass Plea English Is Our Natural Language, The

one that comes more naturally to us when we want to communicate with each other. The only time I hear Irish spoken is at my Sunday Mass — which is allowed by the Church as an......

Giant Supermarkets Destroy Communities

A FRIEND HAS J UST shown me an item in your 12 June issue in which you report that, as an Anglican cleric, I have been censured for suggesting it is morally acceptable for the......

Cash For Health Is Not The Total Answer

THE GOVERNMENT'S massive injection of funds into the sagging NHS is to be welcomed, but to be effective, it must also address two disastrous consequences of the so-called......

Serious Issues Confronting Catholic Herald's New Editor...

successors well, we appreciated the all too brief editorship of Deborah Jones. Her successors through the revolving doors at the Catholic Herald confront serious issues for the......

Instruction Needed

ONE HEARS MUCH these days albeit not without cause of the lack of proper religious instruction in our schools. One is forced, however, to wonder whether things were any better......

Pascal Had Some Pensees On The Subject Of Church Tension

YOUR EXCELLENT editorial Assurance of Control (10 July) puts one in mind of certain pensees of Pascal on the subject of what you call the "tension between the centre and the......

And Moreover...

WITH REFERENCE to the letter of Neville Edwards (17 July): The Council of Trent was responsible for the codification of the Mass of St Gregory. The Sarum Rite was dropped, and......