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Unholy alliance Premium

10 August 2017 | by (FR) Martin Boland
Jon M. Sweeney’s description of the “unlikely alliance” between Evangelicals and Catholics in the US gave me pause for thought (“The ties that bind”, 5 August).

Voices of women; Flying bishops; Gay marriage; Carmody’s thesis; Dunkirk hero; Family planning; Uses of Latin; Secret treaty Premium

10 August 2017 | by Gail Brown, Mark Hatcher, Michael Knowles, Barbara Grodecka Lewis, Mike Kerrigan, Annabel Miller, Dawn Willson, Peter Lovat, (DR) Brian P. Murphy OSB
Voices of women; Flying bishops; Gay marriage; Carmody’s thesis; Dunkirk hero; Family planning; Uses of Latin; Secret treaty

Voice of Women Premium

02 August 2017
Two related issues in last week’s edition of The Tablet underline the need for the Church to listen to the voices of women.

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.

Your reference to a report by the Association of Catholic Priests (News Briefing, 15 July) that the impact of increased workload ...

Time to ground the Church Premium

26 July 2017
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.

Does Hexham show the way? Premium

19 July 2017
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 (“In praise of workers’ rights”, 15 July) is sympathetic to the Taylor report. But the case for a special legal status for the “gig” economy is meretricious.

Clarity on marriage Premium

12 July 2017
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?

Building bridges on LGBT issues Premium

06 July 2017
James Martin realises that a conversation is needed in the Catholic Church on LGBT issues …

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”.

Grenfell: the moral lessons Premium

29 June 2017
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).

Can politicians do God? Premium

22 June 2017
Tim Farron’s judgement that it is impossible to be both Christian and a member of a modern progressive political party, raises important questions for religious believers.

Faith in young people Premium

22 June 2017
Labour’s unexpected resurgence in the general election was largely dependent on Jeremy Corbyn’s appeal to young people. We need to follow his example.

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