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Christians And `palestinians'

IT WILL NOT be all that long before CAFOD the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development "comes of age". But that is to speak only in terms of years. In a far more important sense,......

Thinking Aloud

THIRTY-SEVEN years ago today the world was transfigured — the whole of it psychologically, and part of it physically. For on August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped......

Welcome To The New `question Box'

WE ARE informed that "Question Box" will begin in September next. A few days a g o, rumma g in g throu g h some old papers of mine. I came across a copy of the Catholic Herald......

Indefensible Cut In Unemployment Benefit

THE GOVERNMENT'S decision not to restore the 5 pc cut in umemployment benefit is totally indefensible. In November 1980 adult rates of unemployment benefit increased by 5 pc......

Sanctity Is For All

THE REPORT that Pope John Paul in a scriptural analysis declared the "Virginity and celibacy are spiritually better than marriage" seems to have cuased hurt and misunderstanding......

A Friend In Need?

FR FRIEND'S jingoism is reminiscent of the once squire parsons rather than a priest of the universal church whose head is the saintly Pope John Paul. However, Mrs Thomas has......

St Aloysiusvale Atque Ave!

WITH REFERENCE to Christopher Howse's article on St Aloysius, Oxford (July 23) the facts are that in the twelve years up to 1981 there were six priests (with an average age of......

Frost In May

I WAS at Roehampton School with Evienie Botting. We both disliked the place and she promised to write a book about it which would be a combination of our lives there. She had a......

Walsingham Shrine

MOST ANGLICANS, and also, I hope, many readers, would find it difficult to believe that Fr EastonWilliams' caustic comments on the Anglican shrine at Walsingham spring from the......

Jerusalem Never On

West Bank I WAS interested to see the article (July 23) on the magnificent work of the St John Hospital in Jerusalem. What intrigued me was the way in which Jerusalem appears to......

Rambles Of Rupert And Virgilius

IT WOULD be interesting to know where Sir Geoffrey Jackson, author of the article "Mountain Cloisters" (July 9) got the idea that St Virgilius brought the St Rupert's Cross from......

Charisma And Unity

AS AN old friend of Fr Derek Lance in his lay schoolteaching days, I was much interested in his remarks to a charismatic meeting as reported on July 16. "To be a Catholic is to......

Anglicanism And The Middle Ages

I WAS GLAD to see Alberic Stacpoole's letter Ecumenism and Monasticism (July 2). Dom Alberic's reminder of the importance of the monastic tradition for En g lish Christianity in......

A Prayer For Motorists

APROPOS YOUR correspondent's recent article on "moral hazards of the modern motor car addict" I thou g ht that you mi g ht like to seethe followin g Motorists' Prayer, the......

Points 1

CONGRATULATIONS on your leader of July 23 on "Sex and Sensibility". It was refreshing even if it did not g o far enough. To hear some of our co-reli g ionists talk anyone mi g......