SIR,-Surely the position is simply that Captain Home's action falls within that large sphere of human conduct, not obligatory but meritorious. English Catholics are sometimes a little insensitive on this point ; for instance, B man who refused promotion in the Civil Service on account of the iniquity of his superiors was condemned, not by those superiors, who let his charges go by default, but by his fellow Catholics!
English moral standards have sunk very low but there are yet many holiest souls among us and a fcw actions like that of Captain Home may make a world of difference.
C. W. EMPSON.
Looadmis Cottage, Kirkby Losadala.