I WAS dismayed to read Fr Owen Hardwicke's statement, "The Anglican Church, by ordaining women, is performing a valid act of witness. The Bishop of London can in this case be seen as stifling the Spirit." (March 20).
Only the Pope and a General Council can say "it seems good to the Holy Spirit and to us" in an infallible manner, and Dr Leonard, far from "stifling the Spirit", is speaking on the basis of almost 2000 years of the activity of the Holy Spirit in the Church.
Whatever the case for the ordination of women, we are presented today with an interesting ecumenical phenomenon; Non-Catholics who hold fast to the truths of Faith, and Catholics who seem. to base their faith on "neomodernism" and false historicism.
Stephen Holmes Catholic Chaplaincy, St Andrews, Scotland.