Page 4, 25th April 1986

25th April 1986
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John Lin, A Convert Parishioner Of Archbishop Tang Of...

was arrested in December 1955, and sentenced to two years forced labour in a labour camp. Refusing to betray the church of his baptism, he was re-arrested in 1958 and sentenced......

Warm Wishes And

grateful thanks IN 1964 a certain Commander Colville, then in charge of the royal press office, asserted that "If there comes a time when the British monarchy every needs a real......

Intriguing U-turn

ONE of the reasons why news of the acquisition of The Universe by the Catholic Media Trust, on behalf of the English and Welsh Hierarchy, came as a surprise — especially in......

Inland Revenue Queries Justified

I AM puzzled by the anger evoked by the Inland Revenue's new Covenant procedures. The law provides that where money is given to a charity under covenant, the tax on the sum......

A Jewel In The Crown

HAVING BEEN to Medjugorje myself quite recently I would like to support the impressions of Mrs Gay Russell from Malawi regarding its authenticity. The place is undoubtedly a......

Protestant Constitution

M A BARTLETT, March 14, raises important questions. We are well aware of the definition of the Council of Trent with reference to the Old Testament Canon. However, it is clear......

Humanity Not Manhood

REGARDING Gwendoline Mason (April 11) a priest offering the Sacrifice of the Mass is offering it in the name of humanity, not in the name of manhood. The priest represents the......

Dogma Dogged

OH DEAR, dear Dominican Giles, has Aquinas quite robbed you of smiles? The sight of a mitre, on the head of a biter, caused St Bernard a night on the tiles! John Hussey Devon......

Prayerful Atmosphere

THE quotations from The Rule of St Benedict, April 4, prompt me to make a plea for some place for silence in our churches. It is good to see our parishes becoming centres of......

General Absolution

DONALD GEORGE has missed the main point of my letter. In mentioning Services of Reconciliation I made it quite clear that I was referring to those which include general......

Miraculous Memories Of School

YOUR editorial of February 21 brought back memories ' of school days and retreats and Fr John Sullivan. Pat McClancy, Jasper Tully, Michael Gallagher and I, were privileged and......

Short Letters Are Preferred To Long Ones: Space Is Limited,

and the more points of view that can be published, and the more subjects discussed, the better. Letters should be typed, if possible. Letters must be signed and the writer's......

Counsel Of Trend For Fashionable Flock?

SO FEWER and fewer young Catholics are going to Sunday Mass. Perhaps more attention should be given to the Council of Trent instead of to the Counsel of Trend. Wilfrid Wright......

A Last Word From Carson

PRINTERS and proof readers, notably those of certain "quality" newspapers, come under frequent fire; so let me take the blame for errors in my article on Lord Carson. The fault......

Dismay At Reagan Stance

CONGRATULATIONS to the Catholic Herald for the longoverdue leader (March 28). I have watched in dismay, and no doubt I am not alone, as the United States, under the Reagan......

Amazement At Chauvinist Herald

SINCE March 14 1 have read the consecutive issues of the Catholic Herald with growing anger and amazement. C G Rothon's advice for would-be lady priests, March 14, "Women have......