Page 9, 25th June 2004

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What Binds The European Union?

T HE DISAPPOINTMENT was etched on the Pope’s face on Sunday morning as he reflected on the news that there would be no reference to Christianity in the agreed text of the EU......

The Troubling Of The Secular Mind

As the Daily Mail reported on its front page this week, babies are being born alive in Britain after botched abortions and then left to die in dishes. The natural reaction to......

Lord Carey And The Ecumenical Blame Game

From Mr Sean M B Brockbank SIR — The opinion of the previous Archbishop of Canterbury (report, June 18) concerning the ecumenical commitment of the Catholic hierarchy are......

From Mr John Kearney Sir — I Am Sure I

am not alone in finding the attack by Lord Carey on Cardinal Ratzinger quite breathtaking. The truth is that the Anglican Church has moved the goalposts by introducing women......

From Father Bryan Storey Sir — Thank You For What

you say (leading article, June 18) concerning Lord Carey’s opinions and impressions. The use of these words “conservative” and “liberal” are most confusing. Our concern has be......

Living Doctrine

From Mr Gregory Knight SIR — As we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Trinity, my eye was caught by your leading article (May 21), entitled “No need to fuss about the Trinity”. It......

Vulnerable Children Need A New Law Forbidding Smacking

From the director of the Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster) SIR — Your leading article (June 18) assumes that the present law with regard to smacking children protects......

Amazon Parish

From Mr Bernard Plumb SIR — David Twiston Davies (Comment, May 21) has clearly got no idea of the facts surrounding Fr Joe Plumb’s comments on the recently published Eucharistic......

From Mr Eric Hester Sir — You Do Well To

expose the attempt by Caritas, an agency of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, to make criminals of good Catholic parents who bring up their children properly by......

Wrong Way Round

From Mr Peter Gordon-Smith Sir, In your edition of June 11 you published three letters under the banner “Mass Attendance: what has gone wrong?” The heading itself and the......

Reagan Was Well-meaning, But Wrong

From Mr Denis Pethebridge SIR — Mary Kenny (Comment, June 11) raises some interesting points about the late Ronald Reagan. But I think she misses the main one. Reagan was,......

Nothing Special

From J A Riley SIR — In concluding your leading article on the late Brian Brindley (June 11) you state that whatever the translation of the text of the Mass might be its impact......

The Agonising Dilemma Of American Catholics

John Gummer T he electoral problem for Catholics in the United States is increasingly severe. Kerry versus Bush emphasises the complications inherent in the politics of......