Death of priests Two MEMBERS of the community of Holy Ghost Fathers in Bromley, Kent, died within the space of an hour on April 8. Fr John Joe McDonagh, the Superior, died, aged 64, from a heart attack, while Fr Thomas Flynn, who was 76, died after a long illness.
THE ANGF.I-US on Ireland's RTE should be replaced with a "space for prayer". The proposal, put forward by the Glencree Centre Centre for Reconciliation, unveiled by President Mary McAleese, said that it would accommodate the whole of Ireland's religious spectrum.
ANN Widdecombe MP will be a key speaker this Satur day at the one day conference "What Role for a Christian in the Changing Criminal Justice System?" which seeks to address the problem of protecting the public while simultaneously promoting change in the offender. It will be held at the Westminster Chapel, London. For further information, contact Mike Rees 01784 459341.
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A FANin.v in Hull have found a 'crucifix' formed in the pattern of mould inside a potato. Slicing open the potato in preparation for a fish and chip dinner, Linda Coles, 32, made the discovery on Easter Monday. Her husband Shaun, 35, said: "It's amazing. It's just such a perfect crucifix shape. The
potato, after being taken to the Coles's local Catholic church, is now preserved in the freezer.
Faith and law
THE FORTHCOMING annual
lecture of The Victoria Institute will be held on Tuesday 5 May at Dr Williams's Library, 14 Gordon Square, London WC1. The Institute addresses the meeting of Christian faith and advancing knowledge. This year's lecture will be given by Professor John Warwick Montgomery, who will speak on A Lawyer's Defence of Christianity. Professor Montgomery will look at what impact classic Christian faith has upon the practice of the law. The lecture is free. Telephone 0181 303 0465.
THE CHARITY FAIR will take place at London's Business Design Centre between 21-23 April. Conference talks include "Welfare to work: Is the new deal a fair deal?" and "Changing the rules: Out of Whitehall into the regions." For further information please contact Sam Evans on 0171 209 1015
PRo ECCI.ESIA et Pontifice, a campaigning group dedicated to preserving the integrity of the Catholic
tradition, have launched an appeal for donations to finance their work. Please send money c/o Richard Sheridan, 80, Craneford Way, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 7SQ
STEINBERG's Day of Atonement will be performed at the Pentameters Theatre in Hampstead May 19-June 14. Call 0171 435 3648 for further information.
THE COMPILERS of a telephone directory in Bradford, West Yorkshire were criticised this week for confusing Sir Titus Salt, the Victorian philanthropist, with Titus Oates, the 17th century conspirator who was responsible for numerous Catholic deaths. In a section describing the Industrial Revolution
in the Thomson's directory for the area, "Sir" Titus Oates rather than Sir Titus Salt is credited with building the village of Saltaire near Bradford.