Page 7, 30th April 1999

30th April 1999
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Controlling The Doctors' Right To Administer Death

THE NEGATIVE OUTCOME of the legal battle of Mrs Carol Glass — the mother who had asked for a declaration that doctors should have no right to withdraw the means of life from her......

De Gaulle Leaves The Stage

DE GAULLE has gone. The end of an era has been reached. But his shadow, if not his presence, will overhang his country for a long time to come. France has been de Gaulle, and de......

Nazis Abolish 3,000 Catholic Schools

APRIL 18, 1939, WAS a black day for the Catholic Rhineland. By a decree of the Nazi authorities all Catholic and Protestant elementary schools were abolished and transformed......

The National Religious Vocations Centre

From Sr Gemma Simmonds IBVM Sir, I was sorry to read the snide and inaccurate account of Sister Hilary Thompson's work at the National Religious Vocations Centre in Martin......

From Ms Sylvia Jones Sir, I Am Surprised To See

Sister Myra Poole claim on your letters page that advocates of women's ordination to the Catholic priesthood are more than a tiny minority. For many years now I have attended......

From Mrs Karol Radford Sir, I Was Sorry To See

Sr Myra Poole once again challenging the Pope's definitive statement on women priests. She claimed that no proof was given for the statement that "advocates of women's......

Asking The Question

From Mr Paul Danon Sir, Have you noticed the number of letters to your paper, as well as articles in it, which consist primarily of questions? In the case of letters could it be......

John Paul's Millennium Prayer

From Mr John Paul Gower Dear Sir, We thought your paper might like a copy of my millennium prayer. I have Down's syndrome and mum teaches me at home. This is one of my projects.......

John Paul's Millennium Prayer

Thank you God For making me like I am. I don't mind having Down's syndrome. Thank you For my family who love and spoil me. Thank you For helping me to beat most people at......

John Paul Gower (age 141 Treuddyn Mold, Clywd

Tasteless sexism From Ms latherine Charnley Sir, Your photographs of two attractive, sexy and halfnaked girls in Lamb's Passage (April 16) with the ridiculous excuse that one is......

"clergy Appraisal": Is It Just More Secular Management...

From the Revd M.R. Lewis Sir, I do not doubt Bishop Lindsay's good intentions in assuring priests that they have nothing to fear from the proposed new forms of clergy appraisal.......

M.r. Lewis, Brecon, Powys From Mr Hugh Paine Sir, Apropos

of clergy appraisal, a dear friend of mine, long since gone to his reward, was seen by many of his parishioners as not the man they would have chosen. He was no organiser, never......

Wright Stuff?

I CAN reveal a new name in the frame for the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. I am reliably informed that Dom Donald McGlynn, the splendid Abbot of the Cistercian Sancta Maria......

First Past The Post

LAMB'S PASSAGE is just one step away from opening its own branch of Ladbrokes, as I offer my second hot tip of the week: Martin Baker; the phenomenally talented young Catholic......

Rude Awakening

MANNERS maketh the diocesan press officer — or at least one would think so. One specimen, who hails from a Northern cricket-loving diocese, was last week left unconvinced by my......

Mother Sinead

MY CONGRATULATIONS LO the artist formerly known as Sinead O'Connor; SPORTS NEWS. The Wombles of Wimbledon are back — and not just on the small screen. I am delighted to share......

Housegutst

CARDINAL HUME ws in good spirits as he turned up to lunch he new debt and housing advice service run by the Catholic Hosing Aid Society. As he was cuttag a cake shaped like a......

Clueless

A READER rouses re frommy postprandial slumber wth a telephone call to point out a tecup it the Times crossword. le ansver to last week's clue "One vith lime to say is given......

Free Stied

IN Law' week's soardvay Diverse one advertiser was ru the receiving end of an extraordinry acof generosity — a freeall-pare advert, which would normay cosJES ,000. Not to worry.......