Page 13, 26th March 2010

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The Pope’s Blueprint For Reforming The Irish Church

T he Holy Father this week offered an unprecedented apology to victims of child abuse by Irish clergy and religious, expressing his own shame not only that these crimes......

A Call To Renew Our Efforts

I t would be understandable if, in the face of seemingly unremitting attacks, the Catholic community in this country were to turn inward and become exclusively preoccupied with......

Is The Catholic Church Being Singled Out Unfairly Over...

From Mr Andrew Gray SIR – The recent reports of widespread accusations of paedophilic attacks carried out by Catholic clergymen should be set in context. According to the......

We Need Your Name

From Mr Joe Lomax SIR – I thank Alan Bancroft for his excellent letter (March 5) on the dangers to our Faith beliefs. May I make this extra point concerning the two petitions......

In The Beginning

From Mr Henry von Blumenthal......

Sir – Donal Anthony Foley Is No Doubt Right To

draw attention (March 12) to the evils of Darwinism, but I do not understand why he thinks that “the principle that God created everything virtually simultaneously is quite......

Slavery To Sainthood

From Mr Gerard Kelly SIR – The story of Augustine Tolton, the first black American priest, whose Cause is to be opened (Report, March 19), is an inspiring one. Perhaps some......

Contrasting Views Of A K Chesterton

From Mrs Ann Farmer SIR –A K Chesterton was in the 1930s the right-hand man and biographer of the Fascist leader, Oswald Mosley, and edited his magazine. In his biography of......

Tax Is Not A Subjective Issue For Catholics

From Mr Chris Bain, director of Cafod SIR – Like Professor Philip Booth (Letters, March 12), I too believe that banks should be held financially responsible for their actions,......

Dangerous Words

From Fra Fredrik Crichton-Stuart SIR – Quentin de la Bédoyère’s article on contraception (Comment, March 12) was extremely dangerous, not from any ill-will on the part of the......

A Sense Of Sin

From Mary Smith SIR – Thank you for Fr Charles Dilke’s insights into Holy Communion (Feature, March 19). Nowadays it is not Jansenism we have to worry about, where people are......

Prayer

XXV Prayer takes The thoughtful soul Aloft. This is from a collection of 52 poems entitled Prayer published in pamphlet by Impress (156), 95 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1BZ. Please......

Catholic Dilemmas I Have Two Young Children Who Would Be

restless at the Good Friday Liturgy. Is it all right for me to come to Stations of the Cross instead? There is no canonical obligation laid on us to participate in the afternoon......

Thought

FOR THE WEEK Life is neither good nor evil: life is where good or evil find a place, depending on how you make it for them. – Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)......