As a third-year student of religious studies. I have taken various oppOrtunities to attend Mass at various churches in Lon'don. I am always greatly irritated to find that there is an equal lack of friendliness or welcome at any of them. Surely it is time that the priests and parishioners started to put the community ideal into practice, than raying f
rather tn por our lapsed brethren who would have no inclination to return to such an apathetic situation anyway.
No longer does the cliche that don is a big city," ring true when the Catholic community should be united all over the country. It rather makes a mockery of a great deal of what 1 am teaching in school. Should I change my expectations or plough on regardless? Already I am encountering disillusioned young Catholics, who can cope with God without the Church. K. E. McHugh Roehampton,
I note that the official Church thinks that the normal minimum wage is £40 weekly. If they were to read local East London papers, they would see "jobs for women" still being advertised at £25 for 40 hours. And men are not exempt from such exploitation either.
East London Catholic Name and address supplied.