"YOUR LEADER ON the Church's response to priests guilty of child abuse and May Gandy's letter on the same subject (Catholic Herald, 14 June) prompts a query about the development of policy and procedures between the clergy and the Catholic professional social services... The issue is that of accountability: how can it be demonstrated to a distressed and bewildered laity that its guides and leaders have the requisite knowledge and requisite system in place to prevent or meet a recurrence?"
"WHAT EVER HAPPENED about the much-discussed conversion of Princess Diana? I hope the media blitz she received did not scare off the Princess of Wales: a young woman who has displayed such great spiritual hunger, and wisely found counsel with such saintly figures as Mother Teresa, must surely see the path to Rome as the only one for her?"
Sarah Moore Liverpool
"IN YOUR EDITORIAL (Catholic Herald, 18 June) you rightly denounce the proposed taxation of invalidity benefit as an attempt to spite those who have no voice... The proposed tax on heating bills is, according to Catholic social teaching, totally unacceptable. Basic human rights give all a fundamental right to essentials at a reasonable price. To hit the weak and vulnerable with a tax on essentials is despicable. We could withold the VAT: Catholic teaching allows for refusing to conform to an unjust law."
Mrs Debbi Flint
"A RECENTLY refurbished Catholic church in north London now has no crucifix. Is it truly a church, with the essential focus of our faith absent?" Rachel Blake
Beare Green, Surrey
"I 'Am SURE that there are dangers for Christians in the New Age Movement: we must not forget that Lucifer was the most beautiful of the angels. The devil is not stupid, he is bound to approach us in ways that are attractive..."
Judith Collins Bristol