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Christ Did Not Ask For The Unattainable

In his article of March I, headed "Blessed are the poor in spirit," Patrick O'Donovan unpreaches the Beatitudes. For the gist of his remarks is that Jesus, although he spoke the......

Why Are Lay People To Give Holy Communion?

How entirely I agree with the letter by D. G. Galvin (March I). I was very much surprised to read that Cardinal Heenan "inducted" (if that is the term) so many lay people to......

Nerves Of Steel At The 'ch'

In your issue of December 7 last. the article headed "In search of Brigid Brophy" was heralded as "the first of three special interviews by Gerard Noel." A note in the following......

Boell, Te Deum And Chile Junta

On January 4 you printed a front-page news report about Heinrich Boell, the German novelist who won the Nobel Prize For literature in 1972. He was quoted as saying that he still......

Everyone Helps On Cardiff 'soup Run'

I was very interested in Michael Duggan's article of March 1, "Hot soup for the 'skipperers.' " Here in Cardiff we too have a "soup run" which goes out every night along the......

In Defence Of Justice And Peace Commission

I was happy to note that Mr. McCrone (February 15) commended Mr. Kirwan's defence of the social teaching of the Church. I would like to reassure him, however, that the Justice......

Hengrave Hall To Serve Christians Of All Churches

In his article of March I Peter Nolan described the plans of some Catholics, with other Christians, to establish a Christian Centre at Hengrave Hall. While I am grateful for......

Distinction Between Two Extrem Isms

Paul Johnson writes (March 1) on the subject of "extremism" and "moderation", favouring extremism in the sense that Christianity is an extremist religion. I can see his point.......

Dangers In Seeing 'the Exorcist'

I write as an Anglican to sup port you in your attitude towards "The Exorcist" book and film. The widespread and unhealthy interest in demonism is, perhaps, a reaction of a......

Protestant Sects For Fathers X And Y

What splendid sense on " - the Church 2000" from Fr. Davenport! (March 1.) I am sure priests do not realise the intense irritation produced in the laity by priests who disobey......

'the First Christmas'

Mr. Peter Hart (March 1) writes: "To maintain that the Incarnation could not have taken place without a virginal conception would he setting limits to what God could do" (my......