10th July 1992

10th July 1992
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Sparks Fly In Rome As New Church Catechism Is Leaked

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome JUST two weeks after its final approval by Pope John Paul II, the Church's new Universal Catechism is once again at the heart of a controversy over......

First English World Head For Dominicans

by Angus Macdonald EATHE.R Timothy Radcliffe, the Father Provincial of the Dominicans in Britain and one of this country's most popular and highly respected religious has been......

Politics Bar Paul Vi From Ranks Of Saints

by our Rome correspondent VATICAN sources claimed this week that only pnlitics stood in the way of the beatification of Pope Paul VI. According to reports from the Congregation......

Diy Guide For Parish Renewal

by Cristina Odone A COMPLETE how-to manual for the renewal of Britain's Catholic parishes will be launched at the Bradford education conference this Sunday. The four authors......

Catholic Teachers To Be Given Wider Voice On Education

by Murray White A MAJOR conference this weekend is set to give the Catholic education world a clearer national voice in the face of continuing schools reform by the Government.......

Pope Warns On Marrying Divorcees

by our Rome correspondent IN THE same week that he granted Princess Caroline of Monaco the annulment of her first marriage, Pope John Paul II warned members of the Belgian......

Vandals Attack Shrine Statue

by Timothy Elphick THE statue of the Virgin and Child at the Catholic shrine in Walsingham, which is carried aloft at major pilgrimages twice a year, was attacked by vandals......

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Church Crisis Looms As Numbers Surge

by Timothy Elphick THE Catholic population of the world has soared by 200 million during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, according to figures released this week by the......

Birth Control Row Threatens Rome's Relations With Unicef

A BITTER row over birth control is threatening to spoil relations between the United Nations' body for family welfare and the Catholic Church. The furore follows a warning this......

Plot To Kill Bishop Foiled

A RUMOURED plot to murder a Mexican bishop has been unmasked by student and human rights groups. As many as 250 groups voiced fears in the Mexican press last week that the life......

Dress Code Demand For Nuns

ORDERS of nuns in the United States wanting to join the new Vatican-approved Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious must first commit their members to "appropriate" codes......

John Paul Ii Calls For New Era In Orthodox

THE moment has come for "mutual forgiveness", the Pope said this week during an exchange of messages on Catholic and Orthodox relations aimed at ending tensions between the two......

Church Militants

CATHOLICS in Moscow took the law into their own hands last week when they reclaimed a parish church used by the communists as a factory by ripping out the machines on the......

Cover-up Denied

POLISH President Lech Walesa's chaplain this week denied claims that blackmail was used to cover up Walesa's alleged involvement with the secret police under the former......

Lament For Boff

CARDINAL Angelo Sodano, the Vatican Secretary of State, said this week that he regretted the decision last week by one of the founding fathers of Liberation Theology, Fr......

Pope Appeals For Refugee Aid

POPE John Paul II this week renewed his plea for humanitarian aid on behalf of refugees from the ex-Yugoslav republics, saying assisting the international relief effort was a......

Princess Caroline Free To Marry

PRINCESS Caroline of Monaco was granted an annulment by the Vatican last week, leaving her free to marry again within the Catholic Church. The announcement, which follows ten......

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Number Of Late Abortions Triples

by Angus Macdonald PRO-LIFE groups have reacted with dismay to figures which show the number of late abortions has almost tripled since new abortion laws came into effect in......

Tycoon In Pledge To The Church

A RETIRED supermarket tycoon has pledged to give half his £250 million fortune to the Church when he dies. The offer by Albert Gubay, who helped launch the Kwik Save......

Greater Involvement For Black Catholics

by Murray White AN INCREASING number of black people have become actively involved in the running of parishes, a national gathering of black Catholics will hear this weekend, A......

Fathers Muddy The Plans Of Henley Regatta-goers

THE MARIAN Fathers of Henley-on-Thames have pulled the plug on corporate hospitality at this year's Henley Royal Regatta. The Polish Catholic order owns the spectacular......

Methodists Skirt Women Issue

A PROPOSAL to invite the Catholic Church to accept women priests was turned down by delegates after suggestions that the idea was "naughty and rude". The annual conference of......

Numbers Seeking Chas Help Rise By 50 Per Cent

THE NUMBER of homeless seeking advice from the Catholic Housing Aid Society (CHAS) has risen by 50 per cent, according to the CHAS annual report issued this week, The report,......

Campaign Mothers On Launch The March

A CAMPAIGN to free two Tamil refugees serving sentences for the 1986 firebombing of a house in London's East End will be launched in London this week. The case of "the East Ham......

News In Brief

Campus job rumpus QUEEN'S University, Belfast, is appointing a private firm to review its employment policies after renewed claims that it discriminates against Catholics......

Bishops' Diaries

THE first National Catholic Education Conference is high on many of the bishops' agendas this week. Cardinal Hume of Westminster, Bishops David Konstant of Leeds and James......

Coming Soon

THE Association of Separated and Divorced Catholics will hold its AGM on July 11 at St Theresa's Church Hall, Apsley, in Nottingham. Lunch is at 12 noon, Mass at 6.30pm and a......

Obituaries

THE retired parish priest of St Catherine of Siena in Lowton, Fr John Connolly, has died aged 86. Fr John was born in Thatto Heath, St Helens, and attended the grammar school......

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See-saw Of Media Man's Popularity

DESMOND ALBROW A BIT of a change is taking place in the unreal world of television. Wogan, not before time, has now lost his thriceweekly chat show, but whether the soap opera......

Blueprint Utopia

SUBSIDIARITY, the new buzz-word of our Euro-vocabulary, was coined by Pope Pius XI in his 1931 encyclical, Quadrugesimo Anna. This discovery seems to have startled a number of......

Mea Culpa

HISTORY, the Neapolitan philosopher Giambattista Vico taught, repeats itself. Man studies events and their concatenation in order to discern a pattern which he then may follow.......

Palestinians In Israel: Smug And Why The Intifada? Scottish?

I AM very sorry to read the onesided posture adopted by "Children in the Shadow of the Intifada" (Catholic Herald. June 26).The article seeks to create misimpressions which will......

Improved Last Days

WHILST having the utmost sympathy for the tragic circumstances that surrounded the death of Fr Rolheiser's sister (Catholic Herald, May 29 and June 5) I write to reassure......

Love Thy Friends Too?

AS A regular and avid reader of your paper, I have recently noticed an increasing polarisation of views appearing on the letters page. This may or may not be due to a change in......

Woolly Wording Is Not Unity

LETTERS on the Vatican reaction to ARCIC (Catholic Herald, June 19) do not take sufficiently into account the clear teaching of the Church that in the blessed Eucharist the......

Dolls

ARE we really supposed to take seriously the report that pro-life groups are concerned that a pregnant doll could be used as a "pro-abortion tool"' and confuse children?......

When The Education Secretary, Then Kenneth Clarke,...

education for 11-14 year olds was to be compulsory. he effectively said to a large number of parents: "I disagree with you and 2,000 years of Christian teaching about what your......

I Wish To Take Issue With Dr Anton Rauscher's Account Of...

While I do not wish to dispute the presence of a genuine desire to "promote Catholicism in the former East Germany", he does not mention the hurt being caused to the small......

Not Enough Fuss Over Royal Marriage

WHAT a very odd sense of priorities the Catholic Herald seems to have; why was so little made about the positively unChristian way that the Prince and Princess of Wales have......

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Yardstick Of Christian Commitment

With founding father Leonardo Boff leaving the priesthood, Liberation Theology comes under focus once again. Fr Gilbert Markus OP examines the controversial movement. WHEN......

Church In The Yawning Chasm

As Czechoslovakia looks set to split, Jean Gabb, Economic and Political Adviser to the Slovak Republic, reviews the role of the Church in the predominantly Catholic nation......

Tracking The Spread Of An Infectious Social Disease In...

A survey published this month reveals the alarming rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, Russia and America. Prof Jerzy Holzer, of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, charts......

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Solemn Vows For Everyday Life

The Way of Holiness by Robert Van de Weyer (Fount, L4.99); Flow: The Psychology of Happiness by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Rider, £9.99); Dare to Break Bread: Eucharist in Desert......

Paperback Round-up

The Breath or Love by Michael Quoist (Gill and Macmillan, £3.99). First published in 1985, this book poses fundamental questions about human life, emotions and relationships.......

Diving Into Deep Water Pools

Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero by Charles Sprawson (Jonathan Cape, £15.99) Desmond Albrow HITLER approved it. Swinburne enjoyed it and was not averse to being......

Spell Of The House That Jack Built

The Quetzal Summer by Katie Hickman (Hodder & Stoughton, 14.99) Sarah Sackville-West "PLACES nurture people, form and shape them, giving meaning to their lives." Jack Hallett......

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Suffer The Little Children?

`Anyone who does not welcome the Kingdom of God like a little child shall not enter it,' Jesus said. Anthea Dove asks OUR ten-year-old grandson has been staying with us for a......

Convent School Revisited: Bell, Book And Candle

CONVENT schools have an insistent and particular pull on the memories of those who have been to them. The symbols, the traditions and the liturgical imagery of Catholicism can......

Packing Parcels For Poland That Bring A Touch Of Joy

Unsung saints FOR the last 20 years over 100 Polish families, whose survival has been a constant battle against poverty and political unrest, have benefited from the extreme......

A First-class Breakfast On The Steps Of The Cathedral

Dr Chris Simpson contrasts businessmen and tramps "HOW can you justify spending so much NHS money on yourself?", my wife argued. "I deserve it, and anyway if I don't use it......

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Generation Games

HEART of the Matter (BBCI, Sunday) opened with a shot of a 55-year-old woman cooing over a cot not an unusual sight when the contents of the cot are the work of her daughter,......

The Madonna In Unfamiliar Guise

THE advertisement for the South Bank Photo Show uses a picture of Our Lady surrounded by flowers and candles. She appears to wear a transparent crown but at the exhibition it......

What Do The Scriptures Say About Life On Other Planets?

Deuteronomy 30, 10-14 Colossians 1, 15-20 Luke 10, 25-27 THE second reading today is a hymn that proclaims the absolutely unique position of Christ. "Christ Jesus is the image......

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Kingdom In Your Grasp

Ronald Rolheiser IN A recent article, Henri Nouwen counsels us to grieve: Mourn, my people, mourn. Let your pain rise up in your heart and burst forth in you with sobs and......

Commentary Box Stereotypes

Brian Dooley PRECISELY how far the new government in Israel will be able to push along negotiations with the Palestinians remains to be seen. Old prejudices die hard, and not......

Bittersweet Memories Disturbed By A Cat

St Peter's Catholic Community, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex Dear Friends, This is a kind of farewell letter. It's night-time now while I'm writing and the black cat from next......