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Let’s Rise To The Challenge That Benedict Xvi Left Us

N ext Friday we mark the first anniversary of Benedict XVI’s trip to Britain. The way we celebrate this event will reveal how deeply the visit changed the Church in this......

The Abused Deserve Better

R elations between the Holy See and Ireland, once the most fervently Catholic country in western Europe, are more strained than anyone could have foreseen a few years ago. This......

We Must Not Allow Catholic History To Become A Polemical...

From Michael Questier, professor of History at Queen Mary, University of London SIR – I have observed Simon Caldwell’s review (Books, August 19) of The Trials of Margaret......

We Should Proclaim The Joys Of Heaven To Children With...

From Miss Ruth Yendell SIR – Dr Lucy Russell (Feature, August 19) is surely right that children need to come face to face with death quite early in their lives in order to come......

In Austerity Britain We Can Afford Wars But Not Care For...

From Mr Brendan Kavanagh SIR – It has been reported many times by the mainstream media that, in this age of austerity, the cost of free healthcare to old people and to those who......

Despite World Youth Day It’s Clear Spain Has Lost Its...

From Mr Anthony Hofler SIR – I doubt that the next four months will produce a stronger candidate for the 2011 Whistling in the Dark award than Jack Valero’s article (Comment,......

Don’t Blame Television For The Collapse In Confession...

From Mr Graham Moorhouse SIR – John Gilligan (Letter, August 5) attributes plummeting Confession numbers to television. The reason for plummeting Confession numbers can be......

Catholics Across The World Should Refuse To Buy Goods...

From Mr Francis Beswick SIR – A report in the Independent states that China has allocated one of its most hard-line persecutors to be party secretary of Hebei province, the area......

Singing Beautifully

From Mr Jack Robbins SIR – The liturgy constitution of Vatican II stated: “Great importance is to be attached to the teaching and practice of music in seminaries, novitiates and......

Tale Of Two Silences

From Mr Michael Jennings SIR – For some time now I have been attending a low Latin Mass in our parish. At the same time, more silence has been introduced into the Novus Ordo,......

Another Absolution

From Dr John Newton, editor-in-chief of Baronius Press SIR – Ronald Page suggests in his letter (September 2) that the “prayer of absolution” ( Indulgéntiam ) said after the......

Left-wing Prophets

From Mrs Pat Poulain SIR – I was enjoying the article (Feature, September 2) by Milo Yiannopoulos about Pope Benedict and youth until I came to his claim that “action for......