From Mr Jack Pigden SIR – The news that children’s author G P Taylor is in the process of leaving the Anglican Church to become a Roman Catholic (Report, November 13) will no doubt please many who have already made this move, or are in the process of doing so. What a pity, though, that he would find it necessary to justify this with an attack upon the Church of England. I must confess that I find this difficult to understand. If Christians cannot treat other Christians – including their different beliefs and practices – with respect and generosity, what hope is there for the rest of the world?
As someone who made the same move in the opposite direction many years ago I have never found it necessary to attack the Roman Catholic Church. In fact, I have frequently come to the Church’s defence when others have done so.
Mr Taylor is entitled to his opinion that Anglican bishops spend too much of their time talking about issues like climate change, but I feel certain that he is in a minority on this one. I would have to say that my Roman Catholic daughters and their children are more concerned about climate change than they are about whether women should be allowed to become priests, or even bishops.
Yours faithfully, JACK PIGDEN By email