10th April 1970

10th April 1970
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Commons Defeat For Euthanasia Backers

BY A STAFF REPORTER DR. HUGH GRAY'S measure to introduce a Bill under the 10-minute rule to legalise voluntary euthanasia met such vociferous shouts of "No" that he did not......

Dutch Celibacy Talks With Cardinal Villot

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT cl . ARDINAL ALFRINK, '4'4 the Dutch Primate, told the Pastoral Council this week that he had met Cardinal Villot, the Vatican Secretary of State,......

Italian Bishops Discuss Priests' Problems

FROM ALAN McELWAIN IN ROME T HE greatest problem, in the psychological situation of the clergy, was loneliness, said Archbishop Gad di of Bergamo, when he addressed the Italian......

Papal Commission For Travellers

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT Christian Aid hopes to top NEW Pontifical. Commission to care for Catholics whose work or travel or way of life takes them outside the traditional......

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Marijuana 'hazard For American Troops'

MARIJUANA was perhaps an occupational hazard for American troops in Vietnam., a priest famous for helping drug addicts said at a conference in Washing= of 50 military chaplains.......

Richard Harvey Made A Q.c.

R ICHARD HARVEY, a member of the Catenian Society, was among 32 new Queen's Counsel sworn in by the Lord Chancellor in the House of Lords on Tuesday. He is a member of Thomas......

U.c.m. President

M RS. ETHEL L. TONKIN, of Aldwick Bay, Bognor Regis, Sussex, has been appointed national president of the Union of Catholic Mothers. in succession to Mrs. Agnes O'Driscoll.......

Reflection

by Canon F. H. Drinkwater 'Swallowed up in victory' our new liturgical austerity, a sparsely Walled Paschal Vigil, and everybody off to sun. nier climes for the Easter......

Drop In Italian Confessions

A STEAD-Y decrease in the number of Italian Catholics going to Confession and receiving Communion emphasised the urgent need to reform the style of Confession, imposed four......

Hemel Hempstead Agape

CATHOLICS, Anglicans and Nonconformists at Hemel Hempstead last week joined in an Agape, or "love feast" similar to that of the early Church which used to accompany the......

Vatican In Talks With Churches

TEN-DAY series of A forma! discussions between leaders of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and a group of Catholic theologians opened in Rome on Monday. The talks. the......

`remember Prisoners' Plea To Tourists

BY A STAFF REPORTER HAND-PAINTED posters aimed at dissuading people from taking holidays in Spain are being put up by Amnesty International at strategic points in Britain.......

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Television

Sport, is it becoming an evil? MONTH in, month out, a major portion of television time is occupied by sport. But it might be thought that there is little to say about the......

Christ And Socialism

GABRIEL FALLONIS DUBLIN DIARY A PPROPRIATELY enough, it was on the Feast of the Resurrection that a voice came out of Northern Ireland which will surely have the effect of......

Films By Freda Bruce Lockhart

M UCH the most normal, humane and refreshing of the new movies is, ironically, perhaps, Heart of a Mother ("U," Paris-Pullman). the heroine being Marie Ulyanova, mother of......

Loving Memoir Of Lenin As A Boy

must be decidedly confusing— especially, one supposes, with the Joneses in San Francisco, where all the more eccentric cults of the times appear to stem, bloom, flourish and go......

New Order Of Mass In Braille

A LL blind people in Ireland who can read Braille will, it is hoped, by now have been issued with their Braille copy of the New Order of Mass by the Irish Association far the......

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Moving Towards An Experimental Ministry

IN the unlikely context of an interview in this month's edition of the Director ma g azine, the Ri g ht Rev. Trevor Huddleston, An g lican Bishop of Stepney, shows how he is......

In Rome When The Sun Shone

by Norman St. John Stevas T HIS Easter, as in past years, I had the joy of visitin g Rome, the city which, above all others, brin g s refreshment to the spirit. All readers of......

Why I Cannot See Pope Paul Retiring At 75

By ALAN McELWAIN in Rome out in the face of mounting attacks upon him for his insistence upon the validity and necessity of his own supreme authority and his stubborn refusal......

Opinion

THE DOCTOR'S DEATH BILL A LTHOUGH the private member's Bill to legalise voluntary euthanasia made no progress in the Commons on Tuesday, there are no grounds for believing that......

A Murdered Envoy

A . BRUTAL murder in Guatemala has hor rified the world and disastrously retarded the cause of social justice in Latin America. The Guatemalan Government, in allowing the life......

Will Pope Paul Retire At 75? People Are Busy These

days assurin g us that he "may." If he does, he will no lon g er be rulin g the turbulent Catholic Church after September 26, 1972. On the assumption that it is going to take......

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Faith, Morals And The Church

I N the third paragraph of his column of March 27. Mr. Norman St. John-Stevas re turns once more to what he has repeatedly affirmed in the past and which remains false......

A Patron Saint For The Unborn

I WAS pleased and touched -IL by the letter from M. S. Cooley (March 27) suggesting a patron saint for unborn babies. As I was thinking about a saint to defend these sometimes......

Carry On, Norman

M AY I be allowed to express a word of thanks to Mr. Norman St. John-Stevas for the many enlightening articles he has written? They have been especially beneficial to us in the......

Ostrich Press

MAY I say that I think Bro. John Hegarty (April 3) is quite wrong in his criticism of Alan McElwain's diary note about the priest's fiancée. Surely it is better to read of such......

Left Would Hate South Africa Even Without Apartheid

Y OUR correspondent Mr. Myerscough (April 3) doesn't know very much about Africa. To begin with, the official policy of Kenya and Uganda in rote: rd to Indians is nothing else......

Christian Duty On Rhodesia

S INCE the accusations by Edmund G. Piper and Mrs. E. A. Foster (March27) that the Camotic HERALD is biased against Rhodesia were not substantiated, they are rather difficult to......

E Dmund G. Piper's Re-r- 2 - 1 Marks (march 27) That He Does

not condone apartheid in South Africa or the Land Apportionment Act in Southern Rhodesia are worthy of our appreciation and respect. However, Ihe is quite mistaken when he says......

'1" Ike Mr. Edmund G. Piper

(March 27) I, too, have noticed an anti-South African and anti-Rhodesian bias creeping into the CATHOLIC HERALD. Not only that, but I have also seen an anti-Russian and an......

Cinema & Tv

S URELY the cinema is en titled to he recognised as the parent art of television rather than its sister art. I should have thought the very programmes which inspired Mr.......

Prayer Books

I WOULD be grateful if any of your readers could assist me with copies , of old prayer books and manuals of all types and books of devotion, for research purposes on their......

A Methodist's View

T HIS letter may surprise your readers, coming as it does from a member of the Methodist Communion. I have always held the Catholic Church in high esteem and have attended High......

W Hile I Sympathise Deeply With Those Who Deplore The Total

ban on the old Tridentine Mass as unnecessary and unhappy, and while I would be very happy to see its use still permitted at certain public times and places where the......

A S An Italian Leader Of The Catholic Herald, I Would

like to comment on Alan McElwain's Rome Diary of March 20. He pontificates, prophesises, teaches Pope Paul. and states that the Coalition partners of the Christian Democrats......

Ready For Change

IT is surprising to me, with all the changes and controversy since the Vatican Council, that there has not been much mention of "Church societies." I should have thought most of......

Christian Socialist

Y OU reported (March 27) that the next issue of Slant will be the last. Readers may be interested to know that the Christian Socialist Movement works in association with the......

Mediators With God

Question — The Roman Catholic Church acknowledges many mediators like Mary and the saints who are supposed to intervene between God and men. How do you reconcile this with the......

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Idiosyncratic And Successful Veteran

by MONTGOMERY BELGION Good Morning, Good People by Ernest Raymond (Cassell 36s.) reader of a book re view normally wishes to learn about the book and not about the reviewer. I......

Junior Bookshelf

Fr HE three delightful stories .I. in the new Primrose Series (Hamlyn, 10s. od. each) are completely original and have been specially chosen for their appeal to young children.......

The Greatest Of Englishmen

by Canon ALFONSO de ZULUETA The Complete Works of Thomas More Vol. 5 Responsio ad Lutheram. Parts I and II the St. Thomas More Project (Yale University Press 30 dollars) HESE......

The Land Of Yink And Snum

by PAULA DAVIES OGICAL insanity" is how the author describes his books. He regards adults as obsolete children and, believing that children are more intelligent than adults in......

The Man Who Could Escape Neither God Nor The Nazis

by STEPHE N HASKELL Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Eberhard Bethge (Collins 90s.) Letters and Papers from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Collins Fontana Books 3s. 6d.) DIETRICH......

Theology Today By Fr. S. G. A. Buff Time For Consent By...

The substance of this book first appeared in "New Christian" and dealt with male homosexuality. It now treats of lesbians as well, to show that in this issue women are still......

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The Call From God

by BISHOP HARRIS, Auxiliary of Liverpool A VOCATION is a call a call in someway coming from God. And as soon as we talk about God we are at loggerheads with language. It is......

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What Is The Church Really Doing About Vocations?

By a Staff Correspondent A BENEDICTINE Abbot recently returned from a British Institute of Management course for managing directors, when asked what he had learnt, he replied:......

A Look Before The Leap

by MAUREEN VINCENT T HE gradual awareness A that one has, perhaps, a vocation to the religious life must always bring certain problems in its train. Beyond the conviction that......

Day Of Prayer

'THERE is, we all know, a serious shortage of vocations to the priesthood and religious life in recent times. It is a matter of common concern for the entire Church, and Sunday,......

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The Saint Of Canterbury

by MARION DESCHAMPS IT is 800 years since the murder of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. The story is well known of how four knights penetrated into the cathedral where......

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Schools' Dream Of Gerontius

A CHOIR of 350 children, aged 11 to 18, and an orchestra of 50 from four London schools gave three performances of "The Dream of Gerontius"-Elgar's oratorio set to Cardinal......

`work For Homeless And Handicapped' Says Archbishop

BY A STAFF REPORTER A PLEA to Catholics to work for the homeless and handicapped is made by Archbishop Cowderoy of Southwark in his pastoral letter for Vocations Sunday. "In......

Premier's Reassurance

on troops in Ulster BY A STAFF REPORTER I N an emergency debate on Northern Ireland in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Mr. Wilson, the Prime Minister, and Mr. Callaghan, Home......

Affluent Society Main Threat To Vocations

TUE problem of the decrease in vocations to the priesthood was one that must be faced and resolved, said Archbishop Murphy of Cardiff in his Pastoral Letter for the World , Day......