Correspondence

Correspondence Lenders as stewards Adrian, Mich. To the Editors: Thank you for the fine article by Carol Coston, O.P., "A positive alternative for religious investors" [December 14]. Sister Carol...

...The pope & Israel New York, N.Y...
...Thatcher's decision for the future of Irish nationalists in the North is conflict, subordination, unemployment, and poverty...
...To explain the blocks towards settlement would take more time and space...
...Israeli government leaders have been received in the Vatican and these visits have been recorded as state visits...
...Thatcher's rejection of the Irish peace proposals, without offering anything as a substitute, has doomed another generation of Irish youth in the North to terrible suffering with murder, discord, disruption, and unemployment of 75 percent in places, as constants...
...Britain believes it is winning the battle against the IRA...
...The "or else" would be the banning of mention of the play in Catholic publications no editorial writeups or advertisements...
...The Bavarian villagers who put on the play, and those who profit from its attraction of tourists from around the world, are guilty of sinning not only against our Semitic brethren, of whom Jesus was one, but also against the Almighty, as we all are children of God despite religious differences...
...Her leadership in this area along with other members of our Portfolio Advisory Board has given the entire Congregation confidence and courage in this area of our stewardship...
...She has given support to the IRA...
...And in recent years, the Vatican has not specifically called for the internationalization of the city of Jerusalem but rather for international guarantees of the rights of the three religions in the city, which need not conflict with Israeli sovereignty over the city...
...Thatcher and Britain have said no...
...There is reason to believe that the Vatican was not displeased at the recent inauguration of ambassadorial relations between it and the U.S...
...As for Jerusalem, the rights of the Arabs and the holy place must be considered in an overall settlement...
...Is it difficult to understand that Israel and Jews worldwide would welcome such relations between the Vatican and Israel...
...To the Editors: Despite the fact that a few decades ago Vatican II taught that only a relatively small number of persons, including some Jews, were responsible for Christ's crucifixion, and that the Vatican officially absolved Jews of deicide, the Oberammergau Passion Play continues to foster the notion that Jews bear collective guilt for Jesus' death...
...There is no evidence of compromise on their part...
...If all this is so, then why is there no exchange of ambassadors...
...Britain will (Continued on page 127) Commonweal: 98 (Continued from page 98) hold part of Ireland for reasons of strategy, geo-politics, and Realpolitik...
...They indicated they will not have a limitation of British sovereignty in Northern Ireland...
...Of course the hardliners and the irredentists on both sides are a stumbling block...
...Any other reason Britain gives will be subterfuge and sham...
...This can only be done if the United States and the Soviet Union agree that a settlement is in their best interests...
...Stormont, the Northern Ireland government, had planned such inferiority for them since it was established in 1920...
...The villagers should be told: "Please change or else...
...MICHAEL WYSCHOGROD Jerusalem, Jerusalem Baltimore, Md...
...Fisher's article "The Pope and Israel" [January 11...
...The problem of Jerusalem is the last issue to settle in the Middle East...
...It is the legal political arm of the IRA...
...If Britain wants to leave Ireland, it will and can...
...And Fisher interprets current Vatican-Israel relations not only in de facto but also in de jure terms...
...To the Editors: The article,' 'A Different Kind of Politics," [December 14] gave a picture of part of the terrible things happening in nationalist Derry, and of that great and good man John Hume of the SDLP, and his wife Pat...
...Hume had a very important hand in, because they see clearly that Hume's plans will not change the British attitude which in the final analysis is to cause the Irish to give up their struggle for independence by attrition and personal suffering...
...They are everyday occurrences...
...Perhaps in a significant but small way religious congregations are already implementing the ' 'American Experiment'' as mentioned in the recent first draft of the bishops' pastoral on Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S...
...As religious groups share their experiences of alternative investments, the opportunity to participate more fully with those who struggle to take seriously the "option for the poor" is strengthened...
...Sinn Fein has said all along that the Irish will gain nothing from Britain except by force...
...Sister Carol has spent considerable time in study and research on alternative investments for the Adrian Dominican Congregation...
...Many of those who voted for John Hume and the SDLP in Northern Ireland before will vote for Sinn Fein now that Britain has rejected the peace proposals of the Irish Government, which Mr...
...JOHN BRANIGAN Misplaced guilt Huntington Station, N.Y...
...To the Editors: As a Jewish peacenik whose family came from Israel, I would like to add an addendum to Dr...
...I suggest that the bishops of the United States petition the Holy See to take action to have the controversial Passion Play omit the offensive allusions...
...He made a good try...
...In recounting the personalities of the Humes and the bravery of those who are attempting to achieve civil rights for the Irish nationalists of Derry, the cruelty of the British army's treatment of them raids on homes, arrests without charge, detention centers must be emphasized and not lost sight of...
...Economy...
...One must understand the position of Sinn Fein...
...The consequences of Mrs...
...Unfortunately for peace, Hume will probably lose out to Sinn Fein, which will gain...
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...To the Editors: In "The Pope and Israel," [January 11] Eugene Fisher makes some valid points about Vatican-Israel relations not widely known in the Jewish community...
...MELVIN N. COHEN Slouching toward peace Staten Island, N.Y...
...The future of many young in Northern Ireland is blighted and doomed...
...John Hume and the SDLP thought they could offer the people of Derry and Belfast and Northern Ireland more than that...
...SISTER CATHERINE C. DeCLERCQ, OP...
...To bring and convince the Israelis and the Palestinians to negotiate is the first step...
...Such a policy was a continuation of what the British government, historically, had imposed on the Irish people for hundreds of years, a system of dependence, penury, landlordism, and oppression, until they achieved independence in the Irish Free State by fighting for it...
...He thought he could offer Irish nationalists peace and a future...
...The people of Northern Ireland are the losers...

Vol. 112 • February 1985 • No. 4


 
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