Page 9, 28th March 2003

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Should Cafod Take Dfid Cash

for Iraq now? LAST WEEK, in the early hours of the war in Iraq (which seems already to have been going on for weeks rather than days) we posited a worst case scenario, which......

The Strange Story Of Mr Blair And The Pope's Mass

THE NEWS that when Mr Blair attended the Pope's Mass he received a blessing from the Holy Father but did not, after all, receive Holy Communion from him, though it may be......

Are The Jesuits Being True To

From Ms Bryony Wills Sir, Methinks Fr Smolira doth protest too much (March 7) — for if the Jesuits were obviously keeping true to their tradition, it would be superfluous to......

Sharing The Housework

From Fr Bryan Storey Sir, I'd like to tell Mary Kenny (March 14) that I never share the housework. I do it all. Yours faithfully, BRYAN STOREY, Tintagel Catholic Church......

Praying The Rosary

From Mr Peter Haversham Sir, One a the best kept secrets of this year, must be that this is the year of the Rosary. Apart from the Catholic press I have not yet heard any priest......

Comic Relief

From Mr R S Harrold Sir, If Comic Relief were to spend just one pound of the millions it raises to promote child pornography, would the bishops of England and Wales still......

Use Majeste

From Mrs Monica Gould Sir, As the winter palace in St Petersburg was stormed during the Russian Revolution, the Russian Orthodox Church Synod was discussing the colour of......

Complaints To The Bbc

From Mr Frank O'Brien Sir, In your issue of March 14 we were urged to write to the BBC regarding recent attacks on Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor. That would be a waste of time. Over......

The Palestrina Choir

From Fr John Flaherty Sir, This is an SOS to call former members to a reunion to celebrate 100 years of one of Dublin's most famous choirs — the Pro-Cathedral's Palestrina......

Lift Up Your Hearts

From Mr Eric Hester Sir, How edifying and stimulating to prayer it was to hear the Holy Mass from Portsmouth Cathedral broadcast on Radio 4 on Sunday, March23. Everyone......

Hot Cross Buns

From Mr John Bunting Sir, They're having us on, aren't they? Banning hot cross buns (report, March 21)? These worthy councillors can hardly be serious, but if they're determined......

Ministering To Victims Of Child Abuse

From a Counsellor Sir, I would like to endorse the views of Vanessa Welch on forgiveness. I urn a Christian counsellor helping people through prayer ministry. During the past 25......

Giving A Platform To Dissent

From Mr Tony Bond Sir, John Gummer (March 7) argues that those who dissent from Catholic teaching, such as James Alison, who disagrees with Catholic teaching on homosexuality......

Mr Blair, Holy Communion, And All That...

David Twiston Davies Th ere are some stories that never go away. They are reported, supported, questioned and denied, then abandoned for a season before being revived once more.......