David McLees (Letters, 29 July) is wrong in asserting that air travel by clergy is gratuitous. Air travel contributes 2-3 per cent of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The gas turbine (jet) is the most efficient means yet invented of turning fossil fuel into power.
I can hardly be the only Catholic who is deeply unimpressed by The Tablet’s repeated attempts, most recently in “Caring for Creation” (Parish Practice, 15 July), to encourage parishes to take small steps on behalf of the environment.
Jim O’Keefe may be entitled to congratulate his team on a consultation exercise within the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle … Their supposed solution, however, cannot be described as “a new model for the local church” …
Your editorial (“There must be clarity on marriage”, 1 July) does not make it clear why you feel the need for an “unambiguous explanation” of Pope Francis’ views in reply to the four dubia-wielding cardinals and their acolytes. Is it a matter of metaphysics or a question of psychological security?
Charles Camosy (“Beyond the abortion wars”, 17 June) is in danger of overlooking some very simple yet basic truths, when he states that “we must find a way to talk about abortion that ditches the life/choice binary”.
Joanna Moorhead writes that the past few weeks have shown us that “politics is more than anything about mood and feeling; it’s about emotional intuition and gut instinct” (“If ever there was a tragedy that underlined the national mood, it was this inferno”, 24 June).