Page 4, 9th July 1982

9th July 1982
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Anglicanism At The Crossroads

TODAY saw the conclusion of what can already be looked upon as one of the most important General Synods in the entire history of the Church of England. The inevitable tenseness......

Thinking Aloud

ISRAEL is obviously the aggressor in the present conflict in Israel. She is once more guilty of killing innocent people and of putting her nationalistic ambitions before......

Israel As Aggressor

rumours of some imaginary crime or crimes committed by Jews in a certain area. All the evils that then followed, famine, plague, be what they may, were blamed on those people.......

Cardinal Hume Makes History

CARDINAL Hume made history when he became Archbishop of Westminster and seems to have been making history ever since. His indefinable quiet but devastating charisma has made him......

The Pope As Judge In Secular Disputes

J. PARKINSON (June 25) pulls me up, I see, for saying that "it isn't for the Pope to judge uninvited the rights and wrongs" in a secular dispute such as the Falkands one. But I......

Christian And Tory?

IN THE last few issues of the Catholic Herald, there have been many articles and letters pointing out the contradiction between our government's attitudes and the teaching of......

Communicating The Spirit

AFTER THE applause comes calm reflection. WHY do so many people feel so uplifted by Pope John Paul's presence? If there is one reason above all, it is surely this : through......

Complexities Of Israel Situation

HOW THIN and insubstantial the ground on which Sir John Richmond based his letter on Lebanon, July 2. The Catholic Herald's leader indicated an awareness of the complexities of......

Support For Lebanon

From Major General Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, CB IN VIEW of the tragic situation in the Lebanon with the population of the country going through such a terrible ordeal the......

Cafod Welcomes Brazil Appeal

CAFOD welcomes the commitment made on July 2, by Mr Norman St John Stevas to the Church in Brazil and the true "option for the poor" which it is putting into practice. For the......

Kings And Queens Don't Matter Now

WHAT a let-down that the editorial of the normally progressive Catholic Herald, in expressing our good wishes tothe parents of the royal baby, should state that "we humbly . . .......

Unfair To Converts' Aid Society

I WISH to protest against the manner in which you have reported the Annual General Meeting of the Converts' Aid Society (July 2). Practically the whole of your report is......

The 'fine People' Who Have Helped Poland

EVER SINCE I went to the village of Legowo in Poland just before Christmas 1981 with food, clothes and medicine, I have been flooded with letters from Catholic Herald readers......

I Suspect That Fr D. B. Easton-williams Is Being Difficult.

He knows quite well that the Church of England was in communion with the Holy See from the days of St Augustine until the schism under King Henry VIII. Canon M. C. Brunsden......

There Is Every Reason Why The Holy Father Should Express

his opinions about war or any other topics of Christian concern. Religion is about God and man; politics is about man and man; there is thus bound to be a large area where......

Y 1 Appeal Through Your Correspondence Column On Behalf Of

a community of Polish war invalids resident in this area? Some fought bravely for Britain in World War IL others survived concentration camps. All are now old and sick. Any......

Seeing The Caption Accompany. Ing The Photograph Of The Pope

and Dr Runcie, July 2, "successor of St Peter and successor of St Augustine exchange kiss of peace" reminded me of the ceremony in Canterbury Cathedral when the Archbishop "as......

Surely It Is More Than Time That The Banking And

investment arrangements of the Vatican funds were taken out of the hands of Monsignori and run by a competent multinational board of Roman Catholic laypeople. The faithful......

In View Of The Pope's Statement On Modern Warfare At

Coventry ("totally unacceptable as a means of settling differences between nations") can we now expect to see Catholic schools disbanding their cadet and air training corps and......

Hatred Of Sexuality As Basis Of Heresy

THE USEFUL letter from Quest (June) allows this fool to rush in and comment. I hope charitably, on the place of the Catholic homosexually inclined. It seems to me that physical......