10th October 1969

10th October 1969
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Permanent Theology Study With Anglicans

BY A STAFF REPORTER A PERMANENT joint Catholic-Anglican Theological Commission has been set up by the Holy See and the Archbishop of Canterbury, it was announced today by the......

Renewal Movement Elects Executive

BY A STAFF REPORTER SOME 40 delegates and 20 observers from England and Wales met at Birmingham last weekend for the fourth meeting of the National Council of the Catholic......

Liverpool `millions In The Red'

LIVERPOOL Archdiocese is "millions of pounds in the red," Archbishop Beck ;aid last week. The main cause was the cost of building schools and the debt on Liverpool Cathedral was......

Burns And Oates Head Resigns

MR. PAUL BURNS, 35, managing director of Burns and Oates, the publishers, has ended his 11-year association with the company after "a difference of opinion about the division......

`could Be Turning Point'

C A R DINAL HEENAN and Bishop Worlock of Portsmouth, who has a top job assisting Bishop Rubin. Synod Secretary General. arrived in Rome on Monday and are staying at the English......

Pope's Stern Warning To Authority Critics On Eve Of Synod

FROM ALAN McELWAIN IN ROME T HE Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, which during the next fortnight is to thrash out the whole question of Papal authority—challenged today from......

Army Restores Ulster Catholics' Confidence

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT RRITISH Army successes " in containing the weekend disorders in Belfast led Catholics early this week to begin dismantling 100 reerected Falls Road......

Fr. Casey Gives Ri , 000 For South London Homeless

F R. Casey, direc tor of the Catholic Housing Aid Society. who next month becomes the Bishop of Kerry. praised the work of the society's six South London branches and the South......

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Catholic Nurses `told To Assist With Abortions'

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A MANCHESTER operating theatre sister told a congress debating abortion that Catholic nurses in her hospital were instructed to assist with abortions......

`children A Joint Task'

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT LTHOUGH sex education was essentially a parental responsibility, the family had a right to look beyond itself for support in this task—to religion,......

Y Outh 'must

be guided' THERE is a risk that young A people today may look in the wrong direction to satisfy their need for hope and for what is genuine if they are not orientated in the......

Church Aid For Black Power

A BLACK Jamaican priest has been appointed to act as liaison between the archdiocese of Kingston and Black Power leaders in Jamaica by Archbishop MeEleney, S.J., of Kingston.......

Catholic-anglican Commission

T HE Catholic members of the new Permanent Joint Catholic-Anglican Theological Commission are Bishop Alan Clark (co-chairman). Auxiliary of Northampton; Bishop Christopher......

Liturgical Changes Had To Be Slow,

says Cardinal BY A STAFF REPORTER IT would have been foolhardy to introduce all the liturgical changes at once, says Cardinal Heenan in a pastoral letter to be read in all......

Did Not Take Sides'

PREACHING at a special Mass in Westminster Cathedral for Nigeria on Sunday Cardinal Heenan denied that either he or the Pope had taken sides in the conflict. "I am glad of the......

Mission In Teesside

A SPECIAL report on the work and impact of the churches in Teesside calls upon them to liberate their resources and people for the service of others instead of devoting so much......

`protection From Humanists'

N appeal to the priests of the Mcnevia diocese to "foster the purchase and reading of the Catholic Press by their congregations" is made by Bishop Petit in a letter (ad denim)......

Requiem Mass For Mr. John Fielding

T HE Association of the Knights of St. Gregory are to attend a Requiem Mass for the late Mr. John Fielding, a former director of the CATHOLIC HERALD, at Westminster Cathedral on......

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Labour's New Mood Of Coadence

by Ian Waller O NE of Mr. Wilson's most striking characterislia is his unshakeable optimism. For those around him it can often be exasperating because it means he will never......

Cardinal Curbs Human Relics Cult

RELICS of the dead de serve "respect but not a cult." Cardinal Ursi, Archbishop of Naples, has told priests and people throughout his extensive archdiocese. in introducing a......

Nothing Like Example

S INCEthe fi rst short feature on Vocations appeared in the CATHOLIC HERALD, the Vocations Bureau has received a considerable number of inquiries. Perhaps the shortage of......

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Old Faces In New Places

M R. WILSON'S reorganisation of the Ministries is a step in the right direction, but his predilection for retaining lightweight friends in office and dropping effective......

Skinhead Failures

T HE newest arrival on the youth front, the movement known as the Skinheads, is a reassertion of working class identity by those who are tired of being absorbed by the classless......

The Hidden Christians

by Malcolm Muggeridge T HE most interesting thing that emerged, as far as I was concerned, from a long session with Anatoli Kuznetsoy, the distinguished Soviet writer who......

Lest We Forget The Suffering And Trials Of The Czechs

by Norman St. John-Stevas THE principal debate at the Council of Europe last week centred on Czechoslovakia. In a unanimous vote delegates from all the member-countries......

A Peer In Search Of Humility

by HUGH KAY "I'VE sent a copy of my -Ihook to a great friend of mine who's serving a very long prison sentence." said the former Leader of the House of Lords. "I told him I'd......

Reflection

by Canon F. H. Drinkwater The priest today I F prayer were all of the interior and mystical kind, we could do without any priest, I suppose. We are closer to our Creator than......

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Question We Must Put To Politicians

A FT ER months of ceaseless propaganda for the Abortion Act and more and more depressing statistics of the numbers involved, it was heartening to read on Saturday that large......

Less Cruel

I T is excellent that for one week in the year ablebodied people are reminded of the disabled. but may I add one word to Paula Davies's article (Oct. 3). It is less cruel to......

Ending Strife In Ulster

I HAVE great sympathy with Mr. Peter Harper, whose letter headed "Shocked by apathy on Ulster" appeared in your issue of September 26. Surely what is needed in Belfast and......

Need For Guild

IN the 16th century a similar tide of irreligion threatened to sweep the world as is evident today. At that time the Blessed Sacrament Guild was formed to counteract widespread......

Not Disgusting

W E have to be "in the world", but not "of the world". I consider it a very healthy sign when we can appreciate humour in the situation. We are indebted to Mr. John Ryan for......

Keeping All Laws Of The Legion

W ITH reference to your front-page report on the expulsion of the Praesidium of the Legion of Mary at Canvey Island (Sept. 26) and to Mr. J.B.'s shocked letter (Oct. 4), may I......

Violent Views

T HE tolerance you show towards the bizarre and violent views of some of your correspondents does you credit: but was it really charitable on your part to let poor Ciaran......

The Position Of The Priest And Value Of Learning

F OR the last few weeks I have had a feeling of guilt. After my "Belt up, Norman" letter of August 22, Norman St. John - Stevas seemed to disappear. Imagine my relief when I......

Columnist's Nonsense

lI I is obviously hazardous to venture to disagree with the complacent Mr. Stevas (Sept. 26.) He accuses me of personal abuse, and in a few sentences calls me untruthful,......

The Latin Mass

W HY is it that the vernacutarists are so fond of implying that the Mass was never understood by the faithful when it was in Latin? After all, the vernacular was side by side......

There Is No Substitute For Norman

From the Archbishop of Durban N ORM AN ST. JOHNSTEVAS may not be everybody's cup of tea, but, in case no one has pointed it out to you yet, apparently when he is on holiday,......

Back-handed

I WAS interested to read the letter of Christopher Lunn-Davies (September 26) and his back-handed compliment to the Catholic Truth Society on the series "Helping Catholic......

The Rosary

I ENTIRELY support Miss E. Sedgley's desire for greater devotion to the Rosary (August 29) but, in fairness to. our local clergy. I feel I must point out that the Rosary is......

Incongruous

A m I alone in finding it incongruous that some of your correspondents who are annoyed by criticism of a Papal Encyclical have no hesitation in condemning outright the decisions......

Why The Hippies And Students Must Protest

I AM compelled to reply to Mr. Reston's comments (Oct. 3) 2 about myself and fellow - students,.not so much because of any cogency in his argument, but simply because so many......

A Cleric More Papal Than Pope

F R. FLANAGAN is more papal than the Pope. He writes (Oct. 3) of "those unquestionable legal powers which the Pope (hence 'Papal law') gives to the bishops of the world." Now......

Question And Answer

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Theory of Limbo Question — is it true that Catholics are no longer required to believe in Limbo? J.P., Coventry. Answer—Not only are we not now......

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Seven Authors In Search Of A Theme

by Dom PETER FLOOD Morals, Law and Authority edited J. P. Mackey (Gill & Macmillan 18s.) T HIS is a symposium and like all such somewhat uneven. The editor says in a long......

Shavian Shafts

by LIONEL HARROWITZ N O greater literary figure has ever graced the world of creative genius than Bernard Shaw, the giant of the century whose views on social religious and......

Brass Rage

The Brasses of Westminster Abbey by J. C. N. Wright (John Baker 7s. 6d.) T HE many enthusiasts of the latest rage of Brass Rubbing will be grateful for this booklet. It is......

Spanish Hero

by SIR CHARLES PETRIE The FatalInheritance by Edward Grierson (Gollancz 50s.) A GREAT deal of work has gone into this book which is an account of Philip H and the revolt in......

By T. Corbishley, S.j.

The Christian Meaning of the Old Testament by Norbert I ohfink (Burns & Oates 35s.) T HIS is a collection of papers from the pen of a Professor at the Biblical Institute in......

By Fr. S. G. A. Luff

Sermons in Solitary Confinement by Richard Wurmhrand (Hodder & Stoughton 21s.) VICTIM of the regime in Bucharest, Pastor cllurmbrand spent three years in a cell thirty feet......

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Truth Spotting Pilgrimage

A HE Wednesday Play is back. A bristle of ostility from many, no .oubt, but loud cheers rom me. What this programme-slot .oes is to allow a consider .ble degree of freedom to......

When Spain Conquered Peru

by H. R. F. KEATING FILMS Again it broke the bounds of the storytelling methods we are most used to on the box. Instead we got labels giving us the date and a summary of each......

Patmos: Isle Of St. John

by J. C. Marsh-Edwards A MONG the islands scat tered across the Aegean Sea, rich in stories of ancient Greek gods and heroes. lies the most venerable shrine of Christianity —......

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Passionists Take A 'ruthless Look At Their Work'

MONKS and brothers representing the English Province of the Order of Passionists finish tomorrow a fortnight's chapter meeting at Minsteracres Monastery, Northumberland, dur ing......

Case For Priestesses

N O valid reason exists why women should not be ordained in the Catholic Church, says a leading article in the October issue of the review. Herder Correspondence. The writer......

Salford's £6m. For Schools

ETAILS of the impressive record of school building in the Salford Diocese since the Diocesan Emergency Fund was launched 16 years-ago are contained in a folder entitled "Your......

London Course On Catechetics

B ISHOP BUTLER is to preside at a meeting of Catholic teachers at which an Anglican canon and a Jewish rabbi are to speak on prayer. This is just one evening in a series of......

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Moderate To Lead Italian Bishops

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT THE POPE has appointed the "middle of the road" Cardinal Antonio Poma, Archbishop of Bologna, to succeed the late Cardinal Iirhani as president of the......

Joint Talks On Poverty

FIVE - DAY ecumenical conference on "The Churches' Action for World Development," which opens at Swanwick. Derbyshire, on Monday, will be attended by a team of 48 Catholics,......

Middle East

talks at . Vatican THE Pope had talks lasting an hour with Mr. Abba Eban, Foreign Minister of Israel. at the Vatican on Monday. A statement afterwards said the Pope had......

Jesuits 'not To

avoid political involvement ' JES1.11 IS must not avoid politica I 'involvement when it is necessary to combat social injustice, said Fr. Pedro Arrupe, Superior General of the......

Youth Group Hold 24-hour Fast

O N Saturday a group of young people from various churches staged a 24-hour fast in the centre of the main shopping street at Wilmslow. Cheshire. It was part of a week's......

Irish Eatecheties Centre Opened

I RELAND'S first Catechetical and Pastoral Institute. planned in the spirit of Vatican ll to train "true communicators of the word of God." has opened at Dundalk with a of 50......

University Starts Public Lectures

T HE Catholic Chaplaincy of Manchester University, in conjunction with the Extra Mural Department, has arranged a series of eight lectures of theology, which will he open to the......

`pray To Our Lady For Peace'

A NXIETY over world tensions and disturbance within the Church has prompted Pope Paul to issue an apostolic exhortation to all Catholics to pray to Our Lady during October "for......

£4,000 Gift To U.s. Baptist

P OPE PAUL has sent $10,000 (more than £4,160) to help the work of a Baptist layman. Dr. Robert A. Hingson. a medical scientist at Piushurgh University. He is the inventor of a......

May Follow Progress, Says Pope

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT A DANGER that great technical progress may be accompanied by "a frightening moral recession" was stressed on Saturday by Pope Paul in a speech to 500......