at the Redemptorists helpline, 1 decided to ring all the numbers soon after seeing the advertisement on the front page of your paper, and I considered each of the "homilettes" to be a well spent 75 pence. (How many people have to ring at peak time?).
1 was left marvelling at the sensitivity and love which radiated through each message, as well as the sound teaching. The helpline tapes are truly Christlike — and all in the space of three minutes.
It is always said that it is harder to preach a short sermon than a long one, and I would like to thank the Redemptorist priests and Rosemary Gallagher for all the preparation which must have gone into each talk. Elise Hobbs Alton, Hants.
IT is with surprise that I read your editorial statement that "the support of Metropolitan Alexsi . . . should serve to guarantee church freedom'' (June l5).
I must ask you "which church do you speak of?" There can be no church freedom in USSR until Ukrainian Catholic (and in fact Ukrainian Orthodox) churches are returned to their rightful owners.
Seeing is believing, it is said. Stephan Hasiak Oldham. IT IS a shame that Virginia Barton (Charterhouse June 8) with her talk of lost "smells and bells" has apparently never been to Arundel's famous and annual celebration of Corpus Christi. She could meet several 80 year olds who have not only been helping to lay the equally traditional and famous carpet of flowers over which the principal celebrant traditionally carries the Blessed Sacrament after mass, but have been walking in procession with the celebrant since they were little girls.
David Rogers Arundel