Page 4, 4th November 1994

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Stop Hiding Behind The Door

I NFORMATION IS THE OXYGEN of democracy. Secrecy is its poison. By opting to hold the privileges committee hearings in secret, Parliament has come too close to asphyxiating the......

Let's Keep The Flame Alive

PA - HENCE MAY BE a virtue but procrastination is not. Mr Major has been cautious so far about engaging in a dialogue with Sinn Fein to seem too eager to embrace the IRA's......

John Battle

We must attend to torn fabric DESPITE THE ADVICE OF some of the House of Commons' clerks, attempting to keep MPs language in order, the word "sleaze" is not recent slang. Its......

Church Should Stand Firm On Divorce

YOUR COVERAGE. OF divorce, including both a biased feature and a poorly argued leader, shows a curious deviation from your generally orthodox line. Surely, you have read and......

Homosexuality The Debate Continues

DR ELIZABETH STUART of the Lesbian and Gay Christian movement was granted 12 minutes of precious time by BBC Radio 4 an opportunity not to be missed by any minority pressure......

They're Heretics, The Lot Of Them

POOR THOMAS BROWN, the 15th century Catholic merchant who left money for a Requiem Mass to be celebrated in his memory (Catholic Herald, 21 October). What does he get? A......

There Are Reasons For Priestly Celibacy

No REASON IS ever given for the celibacy of priests. It makes people believe there is something wrong with sex. I can think of two good reasons. The first is that marriage is a......

A Special Request For Prison Writers

THROUGH A CLOSE French friend I have received a request from a French priest working with prisoners held in a Bangkok prison for an undetermined period because of drug offences.......

You're Not All Right, Jake

PLEASE, PLEASE, WHEN Jake Thackray asks "am I right for the job?", " am I your man?", should "a person like me write for your paper?", shout "No, No, No, No, No! . What a load......

And Moreover...

ON READING YOUR recent editorial under the heading "Monarchy Must Survive", one is tempted to ask why at least in its present condition. One reads that a recent poll declares......