Page 3, 28th April 1995

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Welsh protest

EIGHTY CHILDREN FROM St Cuthbert's RC Primary School in Cardiff marched to the Welsh Office last week with parents and their headteacher in an effort to persuade Welsh Secretary John Redwood to come up with Elm to replace old buildings.

Convert study

ANGLICAN CONVERTS TO Catholicism are due to talk about their experiences on being received into the Church at a study day at St James's, Spanish Place, London, WI on 6 May. Also speaking will be the former Anglican Bishop of London, Fr Graham Leonard, who is now a Catholic priest. There is no charge for the day.


DR SHEILA CASSIDY will be the speaker at the inaugural evening at the Benedictine Centre for Spirituality, on 15 May in London. Dr Cassidy, who was arrested and tortured in Chile in 1975 when she treated a revolutionary, will speak about "The God for a Broken World". The centre is open for evening lectures,

spiritual courses and retreats. For information, telephone 0181-449 2499.

The new Rector FR KEVIN HAC;CiERTY was appointed Rector at St John's Seminary, Wornesh, last week, to succeed Mgr Peter Smith following the latter's appointment as Bishop of East Anglia last month. Born in Lincolnshire, Fr Haggerty was ordained by Pope John Paul H in St Peter's Basilica in 1991. He has been assistant priest at St Thomas of Canterbury, Sevenoaks, during which time he has also worked as a tutor in the Permanent Diaconate Programme in the Southwark Diocese.

Family vigil

SUPPORTERS OF Till: country's longest-running family sanctuary held an all-day vigil outside the Home Office on 26 April. Their aim was to protest the plight of the Ogunwobi family, a Nigerian family who have been in sanctuary for over a year in Downs Baptist Church, in Hackney, East London. The Ogunwobis are under threat of deportation to Nigeria. Hume's support CARDINAL Basil. support issued his support for a new initiative, "Share the Peace 1995", to be launched by the Christian charity, TOcH on VE Day, 8 May and VJ Day, 15 August. TOcH invites people across the country to hold a short vigil between 11:30 am and 12:30pm to "Share the Peace" and promote reconciliation between all people. The Queen and John Major also support the initiative.


In last week's article on this page about Sr Marie Gabriel, entitled "Sr Gabriel renews cosmic vision", there were a number of mistakes that need rectifying. Sr Marie Gabriel is not a Carmelite nun; she is an ex-member of the Carmelite order. Fr Roland Murphy, quoted in the piece, is not, and never has been, "her superior". He is not "open-minded" towards Sr Marie Gabriel; he strongly disapproves of her cosmic messages. He may well refuse to "stop" Sr Gabriel; but refusal should not be confused with complicity. Apologies from the Herald to Fr Murphy.

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