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Science Does Matter, But Morals Matter More

W e note, with regret, the passage of the Third Reading of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill in the House of Commons on October 22. It must now go to the House of......

Can We Trust These Promises?

T he Catholic Education Service (CES) is aware that many Catholics will be baffled and even outraged by its decision to welcome mandatory Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)......

Nowadays, Funerals Are Often Billed As "a Celebration Of The

life of..." How can I help people to see the importance of praying for the dead without seeming offensive? In any gathering, if you asked people to raise their hands if they are......

Swapping The Pin-stripe For The Habit

Nick Thomas M ost Friday e venirtgs my wife and I get a visit from an old friend of mine, a chap in his early 30s who left the low rent end of journalism some years ago to chase......

Mary Queen Of Scots: The Campaign To Remove Her Body Is...

From Mr Bernard J Barrel! SIR — The proposal (Report, October 17) to remove Mary Queen of Scots from her resting place in the Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey has a greater......

From Dr Victoria Whitworth Sir — The Attempt To Turn

Mary Queen of Scots into a Scottish Parthenon Marbles is fascinating but possibly misguided. Mary Stuart insisted throughout her life, and with some justification, that she was......

Clarifying The Code

From the public relations officer of the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth SIR — Over the past two weeks in the Herald it has been asserted that because the statement of......

More: A Family Man

From Fr John Danford SIR — Fr Stacpoole's comparison (Letters, October 24) of St John Fisher's heroism with St Thomas More's failure to "confront the betraying King......

Missile Room Mass

From Mrs Magdalen Goffin SIR — The outgoing Bishop of Armed Forces tells us (Report, October 24) that is not every priest who "has the opportunity to say Mass in the Exocet......

Will The Church Back My Abortion Stand?

From Mr Alfred Smith SIR — I was received into the Church 63 years ago. At the end of a ninemonth period of instruction I was told to go away and read less and pray more. I have......

Was Parker An Archbishop Of Canterbury?

From the Rev Richard Martin SIR — I have read Stuart Reid's piece (Charterhouse, October 24) entitled "The last archbishop?" (and also noted the advertisement for services......

Needing Elbow-room

From Mr Tom McIntyre SIR — Gimmicks like chocolates after Communion (Report, October 24) may obscure the meaning of the liturgy quite as much as operatic Masssettings. But is......

Support Your Church

From W J Doherty SIR — All Catholics should buy their Christmas cards in their local church, not in shops where no mention is made of God — anc they are dearer. Yours......