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Elena Curti’s article on the West bank (The Tablet, 14 December) is in a number of ways unintentionally misleading.
The assertion by Ashley Ralston and Ellen Teague (“Climate change: a rightful cause”, 21/28 December) that Cafod have made the link between climate change and Typhoon Haiyan is step beyond what science can claim right now.
The concern expressed by Marie Collins that any Vatican commission on child protection must have the powers to make bishops accountable, may seem laudable in view of the history of inaction, obfuscation and pusillanimity exercised by too many bishops yet caution needs to be exercised.
After 30 years of designing and conducting research of various types, I know the frustrations and challenges first hand.
I disagree with the direction taken by Francis Davis, who says, "The Catholic Church claims to be able to speak profoundly about the purpose of human character and flourishing. And yet its ability to address mental ill health, which forms a core part of our human condition, is palpably inadequate."
Spending Christmas away with friends and family, we attended Midnight Mass at a Scottish Episcopal church.
Sadly I do not talk in tongues. I wish I did. I am probably too old fashioned. Yet I was glad to read the article on the Chemin Neuf, (The Tablet, 7 December) the French movement that combines the charismatic gifts with Gospel lifestyles
Alban McCoy, in his excellent consideration of morality (“How to be Happy”, The Tablet, 30 November) concentrates on the natural law model for determining the morality of human acts.
We all cherish Nelson Mandela's memory. I, among many others, have long thought of him as a saint though, as Barack Obama pointed out, Madiba strongly resisted such an idea.
Paul Donovan’s article, “The other victims of crime”, (The Tablet, 16 November) made important points. The figure of 160,000 children deprived of a parent through imprisonment in 2012 is shocking.