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Zimbabwe A Time For The Bishops To Speak Out

WHAT ARE WE to make of the strange affair of the recent visit to this country of Pius Ncube, the heroic Archbishop of Bulawayo, whose outspoken attacks on Robert Mugabe have led......

Vegetarianism Is Not A Sign Of False Religion

From Ms Deborah M Jones Sir, Anne McGovern (Letters, May 16) confuses science and sacred story— both valid media for conveying truth. Of course carnivorous dinosaurs predated......

Clare Short's Anti-catholicism

From Mr Eric Hester Sir, It will not have surprised anyone that Julian Filochowski of CAFOD praises Ms Clare Short, the former international development secretary (report 16......

Old Rite Confirmations

From Mr James Louis Radcliffe Sir, Bess Twiston Davies reported, in last week's issue, that "the first Tridentine Rite confirmation of Catholics to occur in England for more......

Novus Ordo Rejection?

From Mr John Newton Sir, I am perplexed as to how Fr. Feehily (Letters, May 16) believes that granting wider permission to celebrate the Missal of 1962 is tantamount to......

From Dr Araminta Warnock Sir, Fr Feehily Is Surely Wrong:

only if, after over 30 years, the Novus Ord° had put down no roots at all in the affections and spirituality of priests and people would a universal indult to celebrate the......

Neglect Of The Rosary And Crisis Of Vocations

From Mr Timothy TindalRobertson Sir. I entirely agree with your editorial of 16 May, that one aspect of the retreat of the faith in Western Europe is a "reductive understanding......

A Married Priesthood: Would It Be A Quick Fix?

From Fr Joseph Michael Mary McShane Fl Sir, Enough of the "Mary Kenny bandwagon for Married priesthood" (May 16). She frequently uses her column for this topic and quite......

From Ms Maureen Jewess Sir, In Your Leader (may 16)

you invite us to "pray for more priests; and cherish and respect the ones you have, for they are your lifeline to God." We do not doubt that. There are those who, like myself,......

From Mr Graham Moo Rhouse Sir, Mary Kenny's Statement That

"Until the Ilth century, it was routine for priests to be married men" is at best a half truth and at worst grossly misleading. The rules concerning celibacy of the clergy go......

Why We Need Not Fear A European Constitution

John Gummer W ell before the European Convention had reported, even before its recommendations had been proposed, some newspapers were predicting the end of Britain as we know......