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11 September 2014

Marna Clarke (Letters, 6 September) warns the rest of the UK in her pro-break-up the UK argument that “ …

11 September 2014

There are great expectations for the forthcoming Synod on the Family – and how it ...

11 September 2014

As a former guardian ad litem and Family Court welfare officer, I take ...

11 September 2014

Some time ago, I wrote criticising your decision to publish an article by Denis MacShane ...

11 September 2014

Speaking to locals there during a recent visit ...

11 September 2014

I have some sympathy for Kathleen McDonnell’s concern for ...

Previous issues

04 September 2014

It is gratifying to read appreciative comments about the recent document from the International Theological Commission (ITC) on the sensus fidei (“Let the laity be heard’’, 16 August; Letters, 23 August).

04 September 2014

Jonathan Tulloch (“Ties that bind”, 30 August) writes eloquently of the language of the border area and of what Scotland and England share. Unfortunately, he does not mention the significant political drift between the two countries.

04 September 2014

You feature the suggestion by Lord Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, that the passports of British jihadists should be revoked (News from Britain and Ireland, 30 August).

04 September 2014

There is something very incarnational and practical about having a retirement home for popes (“A very uncollegial row”, 23 August).

04 September 2014

I read with interest Fr Daniel O’Leary’s article (“Divine evolution”, 23 August). As a biologist and a Catholic, I have long been familiar and comfortable with evolution and very puzzled by those who do not accept it

04 September 2014

Your leader (“Putin walks a dark and twisted path”, 30 August) is timely. However, it is also fair to observe that after the welcome fall of the Communist empire a protocol existed forbidding the encroachment of the West.

04 September 2014

Your correspondence about silence in church (Letters, 30 August; Parish Practice, 23 August) reminded me of two successive Sunday Masses some years ago.

04 September 2014

Prayer is the song of one who strives to see the majesty and beauty of God; who can admire the wonders of the created universe in order to wonder at the Creator whose majesty and beauty those created things mirror.

28 August 2014

IN HIS EXCELLENT ARTICLE (“Divine evolution”, 23 August), Fr Daniel O’Leary asks, “Who will open for us this sacramental vision of the ‘New Universe Story?’”

28 August 2014

I must take issue with Peter Stanford’s claim of a current crisis at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (column, 23 August). Where has he been, suggesting that nothing much goes on outside of August? What a distortion of the truth.

28 August 2014

Your leader (“Helping strangers takes courage”, 23 August) was a reminder that the international community really does need to get together to review the current asylum arrangements.

28 August 2014

Elaine Gavaghan (Letters, 23 August) need have no fear. “Let us [my emphasis] offer each other the sign of peace” is not by any standards a translation of the official Latin text “Offerte vobis [my emphasis] pacem.

28 August 2014

What a telling contrast between two photographs in your current issue (23 August). The first, on page 9, shows Pope Francis, smiling tenderly, his hand on the shoulder of an elderly Korean woman in a wheelchair.

28 August 2014

The Government is revolted by the horrible murder of the American journalist James Foley in Iraq, yet its predecessors of the early 1950s failed to react to an equally nasty incident in Malaya.

28 August 2014

Despite the rather negative comments about the Pope’s visit to Kkottongnae in South Korea (“Journey in the spirit of openness, 23 August

28 August 2014

Your leader (23 August) states that “Promises don’t put food on the table.” The uncomfortable question is: to what extent are the Churches complicit in the poor becoming much poorer?

28 August 2014

Sean Wales’ article on the important and precious role of silence in our lives (Parish Practice, 23 August) reminded me of a notable tribute to silence from the distinguished musician Alfred Brendel.

21 August 2014

It is reassuring to hear the Magisterium articulate the theological principle of the Sensus Fidei in such a positive way in the International Theological Commission document “Sensus Fidei in the Life of the Church” (“Let the laity be heard”, Tina Beattie, 16 August).

21 August 2014

The death of Jack Dominian [see obituary, page 30] marks the passing of a prophet of our time: a man of holiness, vision and courage who dedicated his life to marriage and human relationships.

21 August 2014

Chris Larkman (Letters, 16 August), suggests that Pope Francis should consider the future of the Congregation for Divine Worship.

21 August 2014

Pat Brown of Catholic Women’s Ordination describes those quondam Anglican clergy who have been ordained into the Catholic priesthood as “misogynist priests” (Letters, 16 August).

21 August 2014

Your article on surrogacy (“What about the child?”, 16 August) fails to acknowledge that there are many women who are unable to carry their own child, through no fault of their own.

21 August 2014

I was surprised at Terry Philpot’s severe criticisms (Letters, 16 August) of Baroness Warsi’s concerns about the disproportionate slaughter of Palestinian civilians in Gaza and the destruction of their homes and infrastructure.

21 August 2014

In your leader on the Scottish referendum on independence (“UK’s future still in the balance” 9 August), you write, “The British population has not given nearly enough thought to what it might lose if Scotland broke away” which raises an interesting point.

21 August 2014

You report (The Church in the World, 16 August) the rector of the Pontifical Korean College in Rome as follows: “I have always said that the Korean Church is a lay Church”.

14 August 2014

I expect many readers were puzzled by the Congregation for Divine Worship’s decision to call for “restraint” at the sign of peace at Mass (“Faithful told a handshake will suffice at Mass”, News, 9 August).

14 August 2014

There’s an irony in Baroness Warsi’s claim that her resignation from Government was because she regarded David Cameron’s stance on Israel as “morally indefensible” (Leading article, 9 August).

14 August 2014

Oliver Rafferty (“With God at their side, 2 August) calls the presence in the armed forces of chaplains a “perennial issue”. It may be, but it scarcely ever surfaces.

14 August 2014

Clifford Longley (9 August), following Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, doesn’t see what mercy has to do with finding a solution to the predicament of divorced and remarried Catholics

14 August 2014

Your leading article (9 August) on the debate around Scottish independence and the forthcoming referendum rightly states: “Breaking up the UK would be a gigantic constitutional and political issue.”

14 August 2014

Professor Linda Woodhead describes the one in 10 Catholic priests who was formally a Church of England priest as “a significant gift for the Catholic Church in England and Wales” (“Almost 400 Catholic priests once Anglicans”, News, 2 August). I cannot agree.

14 August 2014

Michael Goodstadt (Letters, 9 August) displays an interesting distinction between the theory and practice of pastoral care in the reality of parish life (Parish Practice, 28 June).

14 August 2014