10th January 1992

10th January 1992
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Religious Forced Out Of Peruvian Parishes

ANTI-CHURCH guerrillas in Peru have forced a community of Irish nuns out of their parish. Sr Imelda O'Shaughnessy, Provincial of the Mercy order in Ireland, told the Catholic......

French Clergy Hid Nazi For 45 Years

by Timothy Elphick A WARTIME Nazi collaborator was kept hidden in France by a network of cardinals, priests and nuns for 45 years, a church-appointed commission investigating......

Mrs Gillick Goes Back Into Battle

by Paul Goodman FAMILY campaigner Victoria Gillick has taken action against a Birmingham family planning doctor, accusing her of breaking medical guidelines governing the......

Papal Praise For Ireland

POPE John Paul H this week condemned violence in the north of Ireland as "sinful and unjustifiable". Receiving the credentials of Ireland's new ambassador to the Holy See,......

Retreat-givers For Herald Lecture

TWO of Britain's best-known retreat givers, Benedictine Fr Ian Petit and Fr Pat Lynch are to engage in a public debate as to the relevance of scripture for today's world. The......

Bolton Head 'surprised' By Obe

TWO nuns, a sports celebrity and a host of forces personnel are among Catholics to start 1992 with a gong in the New Year's Honours list. Sr Barbara Sexton, headteacher of......

Mother Teresa On The Mend

DOCTORS treating Mother Teresa were this week hopeful that their patient would soon he out of intensive care. They said the 81-year-old Nobel prize winner, who earlier in the......

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Villagers Return To A Shattered Land

SALVADORANS are fatigued by war but feel ready to start down the long road towards national recovery as peace returns to their country, a bishop who has just returned from El......

Democracy Plea For Religious Understanding

INDUSTRIALISED nations forget the development needs of the third world at their peril, and should not be lured into concentrating on helping eastern European nations out of......

Joint Scheme For Child Victims

CATHOLICS are being invited to help the child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear explosion by the Orthodox Church in the newly independent state of Byelorussia. Metropolitan......

Vatican Reviews Ties With Republics

by Timothy Elphick DIPLOMATIC ties between the Vatican and the former Soviet Union have been transferred to Russia, it was announced this week. The announcement from the Holy......

Try Again For Peace, Pope Says

POLITICAL leaders in Europe and at the United Nations should carry on working for peace in Yugoslavia despite the intransigence of the warring factions, the Pope said this......

Parish Priest Stages Robbery Hoax

A PRIEST in the United States has admitted staging a fake robbery at his own church, and stabbing himself four times to make the incident appear genuine. Fr Ronald Green, aged......

News In Brief

France opens up FRANCE is to relax its Sunday trading laws in the wake of a series of protests by stores in Paris. A draft law amending the existing legislation, which has been......

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Pro-abortion Promises Of 1967 'unfulfilled'

by Joanna Moorhead THE 1967 Abortion Act has achieved none of the aims its sponsors claimed it would when they steered it through Parliament, according to a report published......

News In Brief

English bishop SECRETARY to the Vatican Pontifical Council for InterReligious Dialogue, Walsallborn Fr Michael Fitzgerald, was ordained as a bishop by Pope John Paul this week......

Restraint Of Sunday Trade Urged By Leading Bishop

AS the revolt by leading supermarket stores against the Sunday trading laws stretches into the new year, a prominent Catholic bishop has urged its instigators to "think again".......

Daly's Call For Peace

CARDINAL Cabal Daly of Armagh has called upon the British and Irish governments to respond positively if the IRA calls off its terror campaign. If the IRA were to abandon......

Parental Campaign

PARENTS of children at a Catholic primary plan to lobby the Education Secretary in an attempt to avert a diocesan scheme to close the school. They have already written to......

Merseysiders Question Columbus Celebrations

MERSEYSIDE Christians are looking askance at local celebrations commemorating this year's 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in America. Church groups,......

Peace Activists Imprisoned For Remembrance Protest

TWO Christian peace activists imprisoned over Christmas for their actions during Remembrance Sunday peace protests have condemned nuclear deterrence as "a moral poison which......

Raised Voices Match The Law's Long Arm

THE law has stepped in to lend a hand to the fund-raising Benedictine nuns of Tyburn. The Metropolitan Police Male Voice Choir has agreed to give a concert at Kensington Town......

Bishops' Diaries

PLANNING for the year ahead occupies considerable space in the bishops' diaries next week. On Monday, Bishop John Jukes, auxiliary in Southwark, attends a churches' consortium......

Corning Soon

A LATIN Vespers and Benediction will be sung by the Harrow School Early Music Choir at 4.00 next Sunday (January 19) at St Anne's Church, Whitechapel, London (nearest......

Obituaries

Mgr Patrick O'Mahoney, bestknown for his pioneering work on behalf of the third world, has died at the age of 66. Born in 1925 in Ireland, he studied for the priesthood there......

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The Blackboard Bias

DESMOND ALBROW EDUCATION is far too important a matter to he left entirely to teachers. We are all entitled to throw in our own penn'orth of wisdom in any debate on the present......

A Moment

of shame THE web of intrigue revealed by the church-appointed commission this week into how a French Nazi collaborator was hidden from the authorities for 45 years by......

Demolition Job

THERE are some who ask, from time to time, what the point is of contributing valuable resources to an organisation like the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, a......

No Apologies For Newman

SOME 15,000, to 20,000 people lined the route when Cardinal Newman's body was taken the eight miles to Rednal from the Birmingham Oratory, and it is perhaps reasonable to......

It's Not Words That Count On Disability But Active...

CLARE Connors delivers a wellaimed slap at those who do not use the "approved" words of the guide-lines of the World Health Organisation regarding people with disabilities. I......

Woolly Thinking In Family Quiz

IN the Catholic Herald (December 20) two answers to the Family Quiz are misleading. (1)The Council of Trent defined the form of sacrament of the Holy Eucharist (ie the words......

Happy To Shop On A Sunday

THE argument relating to Sunday trading is not, as Peter Kinsella (December 27) seents to think, between "leafy Bishop's Stortford" and the inner cities. The argument is about......

Escriva Insulted

DURING a short visit to Britain my attention was drawn to your report (January 3) on the forthcoming beatification of the Venerable Josemaria Escriva next May. I feel your......

Points Of View In General

YOUR leader "Internationalism sets church pulses racing" (December 13) refers to subsidiarity, which was, of course, in the church's social teaching long before it was seen as......

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Talk Is Action Amid Northern Ireland's Pain

Simon Lee, Professor of Jurisprudence at Queen's University, Belfast, explains Initiative 92, a new venture to foster dialogue in Northern Ireland and invites Herald readers to......

Uffer Little Children

David Melding on the perils of life on the street for Brazil's youngsters and church efforts to make sure they manage to reach adulthood RECENTLY the street children of Rio de......

No Dishonour For A Cardinal To Work In The Slums

In Retrospect JUST a century ago, on January 14, 1892, Cardinal Manning, Archbishop of Westminster, died in London. He was mourned by the whole city, by rich and poor, and by......

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A Weave Of Rules For Livin

Rumer Godden reviews a tapestry of Benedictine life and a history of monasticism in Europe Benedictine Tapestry by Dame Felicitas Corrigan OSB (Darton, Longman & Todd, 1:13.95)......

Controversy And A Mongolian Dumpling

Twice Round The World by John Colvin (Leo Cooper, £15.99) Ian McDougall IN the course of his diplomatic career John Colvin was sent in 1966 to North Vietnam as consulgeneral......

Halo Of Innocence

Terry Waite: Why Was He Kidnapped? by Gavin Hewitt (Bloomsbury, £15.99) Desmond Albrow IT was a BBC Panorama prognimme presented by Gavin Hewitt, author of this book, on the......

"in Principle Verbum Et Cetera," Rumbled The Unmistakably...

voice of Fr Kit Cunningham, parish priest of Ely Place, London's only preReformation Catholic church. He paused for a moment, as if probing the text for hidden inferences. "Al,......

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Romania's Eastern Rite Catholics Can Now Worship, But...

churches. Janice Broun reports on how tensions with the Orthodox are escalating Free but freezing ON a foggy, freezing winter's morning I joined hundreds of Romania's Eastern......

A New Nation Emerges

Mark Topping of CAFOD has just returned from Eritrea in the Horn of Africa, and reports on a people finding their feet after years of struggling for independence BURNED out......

One In The Eye For Galileo?

Antony Ryan of the Kent Recusant Society traces the double life of Thomas Digges, credited as inventing the telescope JUST off the Dover road from Canterbury is Barham. It was......

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Saints And Sinners Grace The Canvas

GALLERIES by Leigh Hatts PUBLICLY funded galleries are still staging substantial exhibitions despite the recession and now the government's surprise Min for a European Arts......

Tragic-comedy With A Hopeful Diagnosis

BROADCAST NEWS by Deborah Thomas HELLO New Year, and Goodbye Cruel World, a new three-part drama series which started on BBC2 on Monday. In it Sue Johnston (Brookside's Sheila......

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The Call Of True Catholics

HOW many Catholics do you know today who are not frustrated or angry about something? Generally their frustration stems from the fact that they are fiercely committed and loyal......

Oh No, Not You Again My Friend

St Peter's Community Shoreham by Sea Dear Friends My sister Kathy sent me a front doormat as a Christmas present. In place of the traditional "welcome" this particular doormat......

Priest Of A Universal Parish

THAT strange lost time, postChristmas, pre-New Year, has a nasty habit of claiming some of the church's most distinguished souls. In 1990 it was John FX Flarriott who departed......