Page 12, 9th November 2007

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A Brave Attempt To Challenge China's Appalling Abuses

I n the last few years there have been encouraging signs that the rift between Rome and China's state-controlled "patriotic" Church will eventually be healed. Pope Benedict......

A Disappointing Response

A rchbishop Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige, secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship, is clearly furious at the response of certain bishops to Benedict XVI's recent......

The Archbishop's Legacy

A rchbishop Maurice Noel Leon Couve de Murville came, as his full name suggested, from a grand French family. But, as anyone who met him will testify, along with the grandness......

I Try To Gain The Indulgences Granted By The Church.

Although we can apply these for the holy souls, I am worried that I may need them for myself because of my past sins. Could I be losing out? Prayer for the holy souls is......

The Devil Disrupts The Mass

I have long believed that the devil finds every possible way to try and disrupt the prayerful celebration of Mass. It seems as if rarely a day goes by without there being some......

From Mr Guy Stair Sainty Sir Cardinal Murphy-o'connor's...

October 26) for the reduction of the upper limit for legal abortions is an important and pragmatic step; this will put those politicians on the spot who have refused to support......

From Mr Frank Swarbrick Sir -a Number Of Your Columnists

and correspondents have raised the question of whether we need so many bishops. None of them, however, has made concrete proposals as to how a reduction might be achieved. In......

Martino's Subtlety

From Mr Martin Birdseye SIR You suggest (Leading article, November 2) that Cardinal Martino was being characteristically outspoken when he defended the right of individual......

Imaginative Ways

From Isabella Rodriguez SIR It was interesting to read the article (November 2) by Mark Dowd. In it he invites the Pope to "address his formidable theological powers" to the......

Travesty Of The Truth

From Mgr Antony Conlon SIR I cannot agree with Freddie Sayers (Film Review, November 2) that there is nothing for Catholics to be offended by, in their depiction in Elizabeth:......

Addressing The Crisis

From Maureen Robinson SIR There is a petition to the bishops of England and Wales to address the problem of the shortage of priests. The petition can be found on the website......

Permission Granted

From Mr Neil Walker SIR Further to your report regarding the Bishop of Leeds ( October 26), I would, as representative for the Latin Mass Society in the Leeds diocese, wish to......

A State Where One Tyranny Replaced Another From Mr Hal

Broadbent SIR Alec O'Connor (Letters, October 12) suggests that reference to "the `aggression and violence' of British colonial rule in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)" was not......