Page 4, 3rd October 1997

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After The Disaster

NATURAL DISASTERS do not "mean" anything. Creation has been evolving for millennia, during which time on our planet alone continents have been formed and submerged, mountains......

The Unstuffy Pope

AFTER THE DUNBLANE tragedy, the Bob Dylan song Knocking on Heaven's Door was taken up as a popular expression of the grief felt by people in Britain for the loss of young,......

The Annulment Process The Pain And The Pity

THANK YOU for publishing the article ("Calling lawyers to book",Melanie McDonagh, 26 September) on Sheila Kennedy's book Shattered Vows about the principle and practice of the......

Pope Pius Xii Praised By Jews

IF SOME JEWS would be distressed by the canonisation of Pope Pius X11 (19 September), there have been others who might have felt otherwise. When Pope Pius died in October 1958,......

Broadcast Again

I WONDER how many readers remember the wonderful series of plays on the life of Jesus Christ broadcast in twelve 40 minute episodes from Christmas to Easter a number of years......

Millennium: Fr Plourde Replies

A RECENT SURVEY reported that only 8 per cent of the population have any interest in the millennium. That is sad but quite understandable since almost all the reporting is......

Appeal For Chaplain

I AM WRITING on behalf of the Burma Campaign Fellowship group, an ex-service organisation of veterans of the Burma War (1942-46), who served in the Allied armies, and also of......

Respecting Adrienne's Gifts: Be Grateful To Von Balthasar

I TOO APPRECIATED Fr McLoughlin's fine introduction to the theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar (5 September). But I disagree profoundly with a letter the following week that......

And Moreover...

I WAS SURPRISED to read in Joe Jenkin's article about Dr Raj Persaud's debate with Professor Anthony Clare (19 September) that Professor Clare had "savaged the research and......