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Let Us Listen Again To The Message Of Pope Paul Vi

The 40th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's encyclical, Populorum Progressio, on March 26, has been bittersweet. So much has been done by Christian organisations, by people of......

Farewell, Fr Cormac

Before he went into hospital last week, Fr Cormac Rigby wrote several of his weekly Catholic Herald sermons in advance. The last of them ends with the words: "And when it comes......

By Fr Tim Finigan Catholic Dilemmas I Find The Crucifix,

the stations and other graphic depictions of the Passion of Christ rather gory and unpleasant. Shouldn't we focus more on the Resurrection? As a young priest, I was once......

Pastor Iinentus

Solving a grave problem lye had a St Patrick's night dance last week in the function suite of a local pub. With nowhere of our own to hold them we have few social functions, so......

The Catholic Church Recognised That Slavery Was Immoral...

the Middle Ages From Mr John Kearney SIR Whereas it was true that in the early Church during Roman times there was, as Quentin de la Bedoyere wrote (Feature, March 23), an......

From Mrs Mary Maslin Sir During The Past Week When

Britain has been remembering the evils of slavery in the past, it is essential as Christians that we realise the true extent of modem slavery and do all we can to help abolish......

Permissible Criticism The Eucharist, Abortion And The Army

From Dr Joseph Shaw SIR Vincent Ritchley (Letters, March 23) is not the first correspondent to suggest that the strict observance of the 1962 rules by priests saying the......

From Brother Edward Egan Sir It Was Upsetting To Read

your criticism of the bishops of England and Wales for their apparent lukewarm reception of Sacramentum Caritatis (Leading article, March 23). Perhaps The Catholic Herald could......

From Dr John Houghton Sir Labelling Labour As The Party

of free abortion and Catholics who vote Labour as complicit in the number of abortions being carried out in this country does a great injustice to Catholics within the Labour......

Causing A Stir About The Act Of Settlement From Fr

Joseph McMahon SIR Whether one is proor antimonarchy, surely no self respecting Catholic can be happy that their religion is demonised in the Act of Settlement. Now, when......

A Successful Accord

From Mr Selwyn Hodson Pressinger SIR After Tony Blair's election in 1997 it was noted by the press he regularly accompanied his wife and children to their local Catholic church.......

From Fr William Finnegan Sir Here In St Joseph's,...

we regularly pray for the safe return of our Armed Forces. their families and an end to war during the prayers of the faithful. May I suggest that Brian O'Gorman (Letters, March......

Throwing Away Food

From Mr Christopher A Court SIR Mary Kenny (Comment, March 23) rightly expresses concerns about the amount of food thrown away. But in exhorting us to be thrifty, and in......