YOUR lively contributor Peter Hebblethwaite, seeking to rubbish all supposedly "conservative" elements in modern Catholicism, has made a dead set against Professor Rocco Buttiglione of the Comunione e Liberazione movement (Catholic Herald. April 22).
He pursues this, not only in your columns but in another distinguished contemporary periodical — that I shall leave nameless.
One fixation persists in that whenever the Professor turns up in Peter Hebhlethwaite's columns, we are told that he is "pipesmoking" and "young". Does Mr. Hebblethwaite imagine that these characteristics will cause us to share in his detestation of the philosopher of Comunione e Liberazione, or has he ever thought that perhaps, to some of us, these epithets may be positively endearing?
David Stevens Leicester