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Saints And Scholars

So LATIN, THE greatest language of them all, the unifying linguistic force behind so much of European culture, not to mention the Church, was an Irish invention. Or rather, as......

The Life Of A Nun On The Front Line

I READ wrrn deep interest and compassion the article by Joe Jenkins, "The Pastoral Life on the Front Line" and Piers McGrandle's comments on the debate of Rev Christopher Gray......

Focusing On Compassion, Not Sins

LIKE MANY A modern Jeremiah, Mgr Denis Faul is better at diagnosing society's ills than at prescribing remedies (Catholic Herald, 23 August). He can bang the back-to-basics drum......

Catholics, The Monarchy And The Act Of 1702

CATHOLICS SHOULD not, I think, over-excite themselves at the prospect of proposals to alter the monarchical structure of our government by amending the 1702 Act of Settlement,......

Marian Homes, Lost And Found I Feel I Must Write

to add a tail piece to Charterhouse Chronicle on the 'lost' Missal (Catholic Herald, 2 August). Towards the end of World War I, my great-uncle (who also bore the surname of......

Respect The Convert As Much As The Cradle Catholic

IN HER LETTER attacking William Oddie's article on the monarchy (Catholic Herald, 9 August), Moya Frenz St Leger accuses him of "throwing stones". Was he "throwing stones" in......

Tales Of Mother Courage

I WAS VERY touched by Anne Booth's letter in the Herald (23 August), particularly by her plea on behalf of the courageous unmarried mothers who have so bravely safeguarded their......

General Chapter Of Franciscan Missionaries Of Mary

The Franciscan Missionaries of Mary are holding the 17th General Chapter of their Institute in Grottaferrata, near Rome, from 2nd September to 30th October 1996. The theme of......

Time To Get Thinking

'LAST WEEK saw the conclusion of the American pantomime of politics. The Democratic Convention concluded a process which the Republicans had started. Showbiz, heart-rending......