Sharing a church in peace: Letter

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Sir: Mother Angelica may have "endeared herself to the Catholic right wing in Britain" (6 May) with her views on contraception, liturgy and sex education, but these views seem almost identical to those expressed in the Pope's encyclical of 1994, Veritatis Splendor, as described elsewhere in the same edition of your newspaper ("Holy war"). No wonder that she was welcomed by the organisation aptly named Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice.

The report referred also to the singing of the Creed in Latin as "a practice out of favour since Vatican II"; a strange assertion, given that it is to be heard regularly in Cardinal Hume's own cathedral at Westminster, as well as in Roman Catholic churches across the land.

Dr Monica Nurnberg

Department of French

The University of Liverpool