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Paul Graham’s article (“Pentecostal drift”, 25 January) raises interesting questions and challenges.
The possibility of a review of the translation of the Roman Missal (News from Britain and Ireland, 11 January) will no doubt be a relief to the many who have struggled to pray it.
Fr Ladislas Orsy SJ (Letters, 18 January) repeats your 4 January leading article's proposal for “collegiality” to extend beyond the world episcopacy, and into parish life.
A comment in your editorial (“Millstone round the Church’s neck, 25 January), about the "adulation" afforded to the late Pope John Paul II, caused me to reflect on the custom which seems to have crept into ecclesiastical practice in recent years.
The number of diocesan priests in England and Wales fell by over 15 per cent from 2010 to 2012, you report (News from Britain and Ireland, 25 January).
I agree that the rejected translation by a group appointed by our English-speaking authorities would have been better than the one we were ordered to use ("Translation with Proven Flaws", 11 January).
Pope Francis told mothers at a recent annual baptism event that the children present were the most important people there. Family Masses could recognise this.
Joanna Moorhead's column on breastfeeding (The Tablet, 18 January) recalled a pleasant memory. During a teaching spell in West Africa I was accorded by our parish priest the privilege of Eucharistic ministry.
Reading Judge JRA Hanratty’s letter on the rigours of Confession, (11 January) brings to mind my own experience as a schoolboy in the Fifties and Sixties when the experience of “confession in the box” was a judgemental terror to get the procedure right rather than a reconciliation with Our Lord.
Pope Francis' comments on capitalism, in his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, are more nuanced than Michael Sean Winters would lead us to believe ("Capital Concerns", 18 January).