Page 12, 29th June 2007

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We Must Win Hearts And Minds In The Struggle For Life

T his Sunday is an important onelt is the Day for Life 2007 and hence an occasion for us to reflect on a profound enormity in our midst: ever more destruction, exploitation and......

Plumbing St Paul's Depths

A s we enter the year which celebrates the 2.000th anniversary of the birth of St Paul, we are exhorted to read the letters of a most remarkable man. So remarkable indeed that......

Why Did The Church Abolish Friday Abstinence? Would It Be

against the modern thinking of the Church if I always abstained from meat on Fridays? Until 1966 Catholics used to abstain from meat every Friday as a penance to mark the day of......

Pastor Luventus

May Blair's conversion bear fruit L ast Friday's feast of SS John Fisher and Thomas More was an opportunity to preach on authenticity. Most of us struggle to be authentic that......

It Is Time For Catholics To Leave Behind The Silly...

From the vice-chairman of the Association for Latin Liturgy SIR Your leading article (June 22) strikes a positive and hopeful note. If and when the motu proprio arrives, there......

From Mr Chris Feetenby Sir I Would Like To Express

my strong disagreement with your leading article (June 22) on the mom proprio and would support and applaud the reported action of the English and Welsh bishops (Report. June......

From Mrs Mary Lord Sir You Are Quite Right: The

priest has no more "turned his back" on the congregation than the lady in the pew in front has turned her back on me. Yours faithfully, MARY LORD Wellington, Somerset......

From Mr John Eoin Douglas Sir I Had Always Understood

that the Catholic Church would give Holy Communion to members who had repented of their sins by confessing them to a priest. I have several Catholic friends who describe......

From Mr Henry Jones-davies Sir I Wonder How Many Catholics

are as concerned and alarmed as I to read in your columns that Tony Blair is not only set to convert to the Catholic faith, but has apparently expressed an ambition to be......

From Dr Joseph Shaw Sir I Welcome Fr Elvins's Proposal

for a Catholic legal centre (Comment. June 22). He notes that the Abortion Act contains a "conscience clause" for those who have a moral objection to abortion. Unfortunately,......

Cunning Ploys

From N Parker SIR I reply to the letter from Dame Suzi Leather. the chairwoman of the Charity Commission (Letters, June 22). Reassurance as to the intentions of the Act are......

Let's Pray For The Ancient Church Of Iraq

From Dr Joseph Seferta SIR Thank you very much for highlighting the plight of the Christians in Iraq by dedicating your front page and leading article to their very tragic......

A Strong Supporter

From the Chief Executive of Housing Justice SIR The photo caption in the report on the proposed charity law reforms ("Bishops grow nervous over charity reforms", June 15) was, I......