19 MAY 1973, Page 28


Sir: Mr Thomas Sutcliffe's article (May 5) interested me because some years ago, when our censorship of books was making us a laughing stock, a novel by a Jesuit was banned because of a reference, in one sentence, to homosexuality among nuns. By the way, is" homophile" correct? Surely the first four letters in " homosexuality" are as in " homogeneous," not as in " ecce homo "?

Patrick J. N. Bury St. Patrick's Hospital, James's Street, Dublin 8.