Page 9, 27th June 2003

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Cherie Blair At Tyburn

AT FIRST GLANCE, it seemed one of those gently triumphalist events. On the very spot where Catholic martyrs died, a shrine now stands — and the Catholic wife of Britain's Prime......

More Meddling In Family Life

ONCE AGAIN, smacking has been in the headlines with the great and good solemnly warning parents that the mildest of smacks is on the slippery slope to child abuse. Not only does......

Like It Or Not,

Vatican II is binding on all Catholics From Fr Frank Downs Sir, Gregory Taylor (June 20) may wish that the Second Vatican Council had never happened, and believe that it has......

From Mr John Beaumont Sir, Gregory Taylor Finds Fault With

my interpretation of Vatican II. However, it is not ray interpretation at all, It is that of Cardinal Ratzinger, as I was careful to point out in my letter. Mr Taylor also......

From Mr Gerard Brady Sir, Mr Aidan Reynolds States In

The Catholic Herald (June 20) that ".,.to be ecumenical in action and outlook is a requirement of our faith". This is not true. Pope Pius XI issued an encyclical in 1928......

From Dr Paul A. Scott Sir, I Must Say That

I am astonished to learn, as Mr Reynolds so kindly informs us, that "to be ecumenical in action and outlook is a requirement of our faith" (9 June 20). I must have missed that......

Renew And Vocations

From the Revd Dr Ian Ker Sir, According to your report (June 20), Cardinal MurphyO'Connor has said that the Renew programme, launched in the Westminster archdiocese as At Your......

Fr Charles Mcmahon

From Mr Christopher Howse Sir, Your obituary of Fr Charles MacMahon (June 20) spoke of his inner suffering and later tendency to reclusiveness. But to many in the parish of......

Masses For The Dead

From Mrs Clare Underwood Sir, 1 have noticed an increasing tendency in your paper to refer to a "Memorial Mass" when a public person dies, where I would expect to read "Requiem......

Faith And Depression

From Fr Bryan Storey Sir, Again I have to thank Mary Kenny for bringing into focus the importance of faith and a really strong relating of life to God to help offset depression......

Ncube Visit — A Missed Opportunity

From Mr Mervyn Maciel Sir, I was delighted to read your bold editorial on the Ncube visit. In attempting to draw a veil of secrecy over the visit, I feel the bishops have missed......

Promiscuity And Stds

From Mr Stuart MacPherson Sir, The findings of the Commons Select Committee, chaired by David Hinchliffe, on the explosive rise in sexually transmitted diseases, widely reported......

Why Anglicanism Cannot Cope With Crisis

John Gummer Tr Church of England is ill-fitted o handle the current furore about the ordination of openly homosexual bishops. Central to it is the issue of authority. Who......