Page 7, 4th February 2000

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Dr Brand, Dr Shipman And The Sacredness Of Human Life

CluRING THE Commons debate last week on Mrs Ann Winterton's Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill, designed to strengthen the law against killing the sick, Dr Peter......

Foxy Ann's Animal Magnetism

Ann Widdecombe — you know, that feisty MP who spends her Saturday afternoons ambushing huntsmen and dragging them from their horses — has taken one step further in her quest to......

The Pastoral Disadvantages Of General Absolution

From Revd. Christopher Jackson Sir, All priests want to do the best they can for the people in their care. Will someone please explain then, why it is better pastoral practice......

'bully Boys' Of The Ruc

From Mr Kevin Rooney Sir, I found David Twiston Davies's protest ("In Defence of the RUC", Jun 27) about the Patten report hard to take seriously. Then again, coming from an......

'alarmism' Of Winterton Bill

From Mrs Anne Keat RGN Sir, I write to rebuff the alarming statements made in the letter front Mr Patrick McKay (Jan 2 1) about the potential lcilling of the disabled. and by......

Marian Co-redemption —would It Unite Or Divide?

From Mr Francis Etheredge Sir, The article entitled "The case for Mary the redeemer" (Jan 28) raises two questions: the meaning of Christian suffering; and the purpose of a......

Fr Fitzsimmons And The Spirit Of Vatican Ii

From Mr Alan Roebuck Sir, My wife and I do so enjoy the splenetic letters from Fr John Fitzsimmons which appear every time you venture a criticism of ICEL's dreary and......

Insisting On A Funeral Mass

From Mrs Ann Hopkinson Sir, Living wills and advance directives seem to be a fashionable means of making known one's last wishes in the event of terminal illness. More......

Adolescent Boredom At Mass

From Mr Paul Cullen Sir, Has anyone considered that the reason adolescents are failing to attend Sunday Mass is because they are bored — not by the liturgy (which they......

Kneeling At The Consecration

From Mr Neville Edwards Sir, Section 21 of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal directs that the people should normally "kneel at the Consecration" as Dr Donald Withey......