Page 4, 9th June 1995

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The Most Terrible "if'

HISTORY, ONE SCHOIAR wrote, is a series of "ifs". There can be no greater "if" shaping our present day than the "if" that looms over our stand on the Bosnian conflict. If only......

The Trouble With Basel

A BISHOP RESIGNS BECAUSE he has made a young woman pregnant. Catholics around the world groan in unison: are we being forced to watch Bishop Casey, the Sequel? No, is the......

Thinking: A Luxury In The Third World

YESTERDAY MORNING we had an emergency: an elderly man had an internal obstruction needing urgent surgery. We have no doctor, so I drove 50 km to the nearest medic, with my......

Break Up The Fight, Ladies!

HAVING RETURNED TO the Catholic Herald after a break, it is discouraging to be exposed to women's intolerance of women who disagree with them. Carmel McLunard has no doubt that......

Either You Hate Her Or You Love Her...

IT IS CLEAR THAT Barbara Brophy (Letters, Catholic Herald, 26 May) speaks for many readers when she says she will stop buying your paper if Alice Thomas Ellis ceases to write......

I Read With Much Interest Letter (catholic Herald, 2 May:

"Despair of Maz Inmate for his ill Daughtev I wish to share the pair despair and frustration of N Patrick Murray, and I d understand his situation as I also have a young sister......

I Would. Like To Draw You Attention To A Small

front pag article entitled "Encyclia Promises Churches' Unity (Catholic Herald, 26 May). It states incorrectly that th proposed visit by Barthole mew I, Ecumenical Patriarcl of......

I Loved James Penn's Inter View With Kyran Bracken Ii

last week's Catholic Herald How wonderful that he is stil a good Catholic, in spite o all the attention he gets. Sarah Bagnall, Ipswich......

Re. Michael \whelan's Lette] (2 June), I Have Been Ir

churches where people are stil "dashing about" greeting tad other, even though the rest o: the congregation are beginning "Lamb of God..." Jean F Skinner Leicoter......

We Would Not, At Junioi School Age, Have Tried An

drug without parental approval. Have modern children no respect for their parents, and parents no authority over their children? It is not surprising that there .is so much......

A Swiss Bishop Resigned This Week Because His "partner"...

pregnant. Surely he should have resigned when he started having a relationship. It seems that only when sin becomes "apparent" is it sinful. Elspeth Orchard Marlow Bucks......

Bread And Wine; The Debate Continues

TEN YEARS AGO Communion under both kinds was introduced to this Parish at weekday Masses and on special occasions. About a year later it was introduced at all Sunday Masses.......

If We Believe In The Transubstantiation Of Christ's Body...

the bread "This is my body" then His blood is part of His body. If we believe that the chalice is to be shared by "all of you" we understand that the sacrifice of suffering for......

There Is No Doubt About It: Alice Thomas Ellis Divides

households the way she claims traditionalists and progressives divides our Church. In our family, we have the pros my daughters, myself; and the cons my husband, my son. The......

Just Give Us A Tridentine Service

MR BRADSHAW (Letters, 19 May) seems to have rather missed the point about many Catholics' frustrations with regards to the Tridentine Mass. Does he not realise that the reason......

John Battle Mp

Fair deals and promises: the myth of company SOME YEARS BACK, when a British Telecom van parked outside a private house, the home-owner stormed outside and demanded it move on.......