I WAS SURPRISED to find the Catholic Herald, a newspaper that I have always found to be ecumenical in spirit, running a front page report last week on how the Italian bishops have denounced Jehovah's Witnesses.
Viviane Hewitt doubtless imagines that the reporting of such opinions is part of a journalist's duties.
However one has come to expect something different from a paper like the Herald, in which necessary informa
lion should be tempered by ethical and moral judgment.
While I myself have no personal sympathy for the Jehovah's Witness movement, I feel strongly that different people come to God in different ways. Indeed, some don't come to God at all.
In a pluralist modern society it ill behoves a newspaper that sees itself as an upholder of the spiritual to give room to prejudices like these.
Rosa Hampton Liverpool