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On Thursday Pope Francis will have completed a year as Bishop of Rome, a year in which he has begun to transform the Church. But be in no doubt, argues our Rome correspondent, of just how wide and how deep go his aims for change
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Your editorial (11, January) “Translation with proven flaws” is a very welcome invitation to re-open the issue of the new translation of the Mass.
Liz Dodd (“Lonely Calling,” The Tablet, 11 January), describes the loneliness of many Catholic priests and the effects it is having upon them individually and on their pastoral work.
Ann Widdecombe eloquently described the plight of modern-day lepers (“Despised and rejected still”, The Tablet, 11 January).
William Bell in his letter “Deprivation in the West Bank” (Letters Extra, 4 January) fails to put matters into context.
It is encouraging to read that peacemaking is integral to our faith (The Tablet, 11 January). It would have been good to see Pax Christi, the international Catholic peace movement mentioned.
Fr Fergus Kerr's review of the book Catholic Progressives in England after Vatican II reminded me of the huge debt some of us owe to The Grail ladies who used to live at Waxwell Farm and work in the parish of St Luke's, Pinner, Middlesex.
I cannot let Frank Baigel's letter pass without comment (The Tablet, 4 January).
Robert Mickens is a grandmaster of detail and procedure (The Tablet, 4 January).
".....we must remain vigilant and, above all aware....that if the Pope is not helped by the bishops, priests and people, he will not be able to bring about any reform."
Tom Gallagher (The Tablet, 4 January) seriously confuses the issues that people should consider when deciding how to vote in the forthcoming referendum on independence and the subsequent Scottish Parliamentary elections.