Page 4, 8th May 1987

8th May 1987
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Price Paid By Lonely Priests

A FORMER Archbishop of Westminster was once asked whether we could ever ordain married men and, even, drop the requirement of celibacy. "Of course," he replied. "If all else......

Royal Defence

WE WERE never nearer to becoming a Republic than in the Victorian years following the death of the Prince Consort. Before Queen Victoria's day monarchs were hissed, booed and......

Clinging To Office

THERE is little that need be added to this week's news analysis on the sterilisation question except to point out that the Lord Chancellor himself joined with the other Law......

St Maur: Bride Of Thins Bast

WITH regard to the proposal to replace the historic parish church of St Maur which dates from 1760, the penal days in Ireland, I would like to comment as follows; There is no......

Gun-toting Priests Defend The Innocent And Oppressed

LAST week I received a press cutting of the article by Malcolm Muggeridge entitled "Spiritual not temporal concerns for the priest." When I read it I was reminded of the words......

Students Catholic Union

I AM authorised by the Council of the Catholic Union of Great Britain, of which I am a member, to write to you about the international meeting which the Catholic Student Council......

Dialogue On Monk And Monastery: Sheer Courage

Viewpoint "LORD, I sometimes wonder how I ever became a Catholic." "It's funny you should say that. It did cross the mind of the priest who was instructing you that he'd serve......

Emotive Terms

IN view of the fact that the "Renew" Process has already completed a second season in the Archdiocese of Glasgow, the Diocese of Galloway, and has been adopted by the Dioceses......

Myths Of

mini-priests . MY reaction to the idea that I might become a special minister of the Eucharist was "Oh no". Apart from anything else I was not sure that I approved of Special......

Lace History

I AM an active member of The Lace Guild, The Lace Society and The Somerset Guild of Craftsmen. I am researching into the History and use of lace on Church linen and vestments.......

Mischievous Terms And Decorations

THE unsigned letter in the Catholic Herald (April 24) under the intriguing title "Charming Altar Maids" leaves me wondering if these enchanting little girls were indeed......

Religious Rounders?

I WONDER if I might use the columns of your newspaper to ask if any of your readers recall times when either they themselves as young children "played at" some aspect of their......

Bitter Fruits Of Planning

!YOUR issue of April 10 carried a sad headline: Falling Vocations Claim Another School. The Brother Provincial of the De La Salle Order ascribed the disaster (for such it is) to......

Contact Point For Lay Contemplatives

SINCE I printed a letter in a Review I edit, regarding some sort of contact between lay contemplatives, I have received quite a few requests for information regarding the......