MR GEORGE Ferguson should check his own facts before he claims that the Catholic Herald has forgotten (Letters, 18 August). The law was actually changed to allow a Roman Catholic to become Prime Minister as long ago as 1829.
Adrian Turner London N10
WITHIN THIS decade, the chances of schoolchildren being hit by vehicles has nearly doubled. Our schoolchildren have thus become the unwilling sacrificial victims of a car-worshipping iciety. Surely the Catholic hurch has a role to play in challenging such horrors? It is clearly currently failing in its duty to address the moral issues surrounding increasing motorisation.
Antony Porter Founder, Catholic Roadwalch
IT IS WORTH remembering that there were no women present at the Last Supper, when the Sacrament of the priesthood was initiated. Neither were there any women present when Our Lord appeared to the disciples and gave them the power to forgive sins. When Our Lady and the other women are present, it is always mentioned.
Miss Catherine Straker Rye , East Sussex
Ti IE EXPLANATION I got of the Pope's triple tiara when I joined the Catholic Church. in 1962, was that it symbolised the fact that the Pope, • when he was crowned, was becoming a servant to the: servants (bishops) of the servants of God (priests) i.e. a threefold spiritual servanthood, in contrast to earthly kings.
Re the article by David Cairns (Catholic Herald, 25 August), I have been a Christian Socialist for many years, and I presently subscribe to the magazine, Christian Socialist., but I claim that the Labour Party has lost the right to describe itself Socialist by dropping Clause 4 from its constitution. With this in mind, I intend to join with others in attempting to persuade the Christian Socialist movement to disaffiliate from the so-called New Labour Party which certainly has no monopoly of all Christian Socialist views.
Donald Oakley Jay Worts
MAY I SAY that reading your rivals is often a saddening experience, but the Catholic Herald gives a feeling of hope and inspiration? Long may your fine work continue and prosper.
Mr M Fargen