11th December 1970

11th December 1970
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No Let-up In Busy Routine After Tour

FROM ALAN McELWAIN IN VATICAN CITY P OPE PAUL, after his gruelling nine-day trip abroad, returned home last Saturday to find a Vatican dismayed (but not surprised) by the......

Let Catholic Bishops Sit In Lords, Say Anglicans

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE appointment of the Archbishop of Westminster and other Catholic bishops to the House of Lords may be possible if a major Church of England......

Arms Sales Lead Urged On Bishops

A RESOLUTION by the Catholic Renewal Movement has been sent to Cardinal Heenan regretting that the bishops of England and Wales have "so far failed to give a lead" on the......

Euthanasia Bill 'would Mean 1984 By 1971'

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A . WOMAN doctor said on Monday that if supporters of voluntary euthanasia had their way and a Bill legalising it were passed, the result would be......

Apology To Readers

B ECAUSE of power dislocation al our printers, some late news has unavoidably had to be omitted from this week's CATHOLIC HERALD. We apologise to readers for this and for any......

Honoured By His University

T HE first professorship in Britain in the field of mass communications has been awarded to James D. Halloran. A former pupil of St. Patrick's Catholic School and St. Bede's......

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Priest Supports Barbara Castle Against Tory Bill

T HE implication that all unofficial strikes are wrong was denounced by Jesuit Father Rodger Charles in last Sunday's television debate on the Government's Bill for reforming......

Talks With Orthodox In Bari

REPRESENTATIVES of the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches discussed "the role of the Christian in a developing society" on Monday in Bari, South Italy, the city which......

Requiem Mass For Leading Welsh Educationalist

R EQLTIEM Mass was concelebrated at St. Bride's Church, Pontardulais, Swansea, by the parish priest, Fr. Patrick 'Twomey. and six priests of the Archdiocese of Cardiff, prior to......

Marxism Cheats Hopes That Give It Power, Says Jesuit

BY A STAFF REPORTER M ARXISM cheats the hopes on which it climbs to power and betrays its promise of rescue from alienation, Fr. Peter Hebblethwaite, Si., told the London......

Reflection

Tolerance (2) by John F. X. Harriott, S.J. T HE individual is aware of his identity, he knows who he is, but throughout his life he is aware of not being all that he could he.......

Polish Pact Welcomed By Bishops

THE hierarchy of the Catholic Church in Poland has hailed the BonnWarsaw treaty signed by Chancellor Willy Brandt of West Germany as a contribution to "God's peace in Europe."......

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Focus On Facts And People

Schoolgirl fights on abortion S ADDLED as she is with a " hefty A-level exam schedule, Patricia Thomas, aged 17, a pupil of the Faithful Companions of Jesus' Adelphi Convent......

High Mass With Rock Music

T HE latest cat among the liturgical pigeons across the Atlantic comes in the form of a Rock Mass by the American composer, Leonard Bernstein. It has been written with......

St. Raphael's Motto Keep The 'boys' Happy

by Paula Davies H OMES or hospitals for the mentally retarded can be very dreary places, particularly at this time of year when brave attempts at Christmas decorations are......

Sculptor's Work Aids Simon

A RTHUR Dooley, the Communist sculptor, who would like to see a fifteenth Station of the Cross depicting the Resurrection is making news again. The crypt of Liverpool Catholic......

Priests For Dropouts

F OUR Irish bishops have been asked to release priests to work full-time with alcoholics, social drop-outs and inadequates. Anton Wallich-Clifford of the Simon Community Trust......

It's Still A Best Seller

B IM+ h .tshing rather than Bible punching may appear to be more fashionable, as religion is increasingly castigated LIN unacceptable to the modern mind. Yet the Bible, that......

Was Teilhard A Faker?

C OULD Pere Teithard de Chardin, the Jesuit priest scientist who ran into so much trouble during his lifetime with his Order and Church authorities because of the daring of his......

Abbot Bull To Bless Sheep

O NE of the first tasks which the newly elected AbbottGeneral of the Canons Regular of the Lateran will have to perform when he takes up residence in Rome in the New Year will......

Gabriel Fallon's Dublin Diary

Protest in church as pastoral is read co the first Sunday of Advent, Archbishop McQuaid of Dublin, speaking through his priests at all public Masses, made a formal declaration......

Pity The Hendon Catholic Operatic Society. Which Is...

to welcome non-Catholics into its ranks. Now. due to a dearth of Catholics willing to join, it is in danger of losing its original identity. One of the few Catholic opera......

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Vast Capital Needed

The provision of adequate power supplies is an indispensable pre-requisite of industrialisation but the latter is not an unmixed blessing. One of India's greatest needs is for......

India's 'green Revolution'

by Norman St. John Stevas L AST week I wrote about India's clamant population problem and the effect population growth is having in preventing a rise in living standards, but......

Pope John's Journey Towards Sainthood

by Alan McElwain regarded as both a diplomatic and spiritual triumph for him when. after prolonged conferences, the King consented. The marriage was solemnised in Assisi,......

That Priest On Telly

A not-so-very imaginary conversation-with apologies to the unidentified caller was briefly allowed to speak er rather to be interrupted. the little white caption flashed on th......

Opinion

BASQUES AND VIOLENCE T • HF Basque people's language and tradi Lions are rooted in antiquity, and although, unlike the Catalans, they have never enjoyed a kingdom of their......

By Peter Hebblethwaite,

THE telephone rang. Brrrr. The voice said: Good evening, Father. Are you the person who arranges television appearances at Farm Street? No, not really. Who does, then, because......

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Novena For Defence Of Human Life

M AY I seek the hospitality of your correspondence columns to ask for support for a Novena starting on December 20? The Hierarchy have asked that the Feast of the Holy......

Abortion Issues

O N the question of abortion, it seems to me there are two separate issues involved which have been blurred by the very emotive discussions on the subject— the rights of the......

Fr. Borrelli

IT seems to me that the corn placency mentioned in Mrs. Ward's letter of November 27 has had far too many shakes recently. I think the reason there appeared to be so little......

Rush To Defend F Rom The Letters In Reply To John

D. Sheridan's (November 13) it is.easy to see that the Mid-Ulster M.P. has a strong following—ready to defend her when she isn't even attacked. Perhaps it's as R. W. Twigg......

Mugful Of Malcolm: Shadow-boxing By John Braine

I FEEL some comments are called for on your special Christmas number (December 4). The ingenuity of H. R. F. Keating was well matched by the "innocence" of Bishop Clark, while......

The Self-righteous Right Wingery Of John Braine, On The...

hand, is getting boring, I had hoped that, for once, he would give his reflexes and complexes a rest, and not try to prove, with mighty shadowboxing swipes at his friends the......

Plight Of Real Australians

A S an Australian, I am rather ashamed to have to support Kerry Stephenson's article of November 27 on the plight of the Australian aborigine. I do so in the hope that......

Inter-church Families

IN your issue of November 27 you report on the recent Spode conference for interChurch families and on its decision to organise groups of such families in different parts of the......

Perfect Contrition

that, in loving him, we love God the Father; by doing this we are implicitly sorry for our sins and we ask forgiveness for them. An Act of Perfect Con trition is a simple and......

Question And

ANSWER Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question—/ am a convert and I often hear Catholics speaking about something called an Act of Perfect Contrition. What is this, and is it......

Martyrs For

faith—not conscience E VEN if leaning over hackwards in order to go forward in the ecumenical spirit of the times it a suitable posture, it seems to -me that there is same......

"h Umour Is The Safety Valve Of A Nation" And There

is no doubt that John Ryan's cartoons constitute such a safety valve for many readers of the CATHOLIC Hawaii And what marvellous value for money he gave us in the issue of......

I Have Just Read The Dec, 4 Edition Of The

CATHOLIC Hallam and I would like to say firstly I am very glad that Father Hebblethwaite is not in the diocese of Washington, and secondly I am another reader who finds John......

Nuns' Dress

O N the subject of the nuns changing in dress, may I write, just once more, to res pond to Sr. Buenton's letter in your paper of December 4, as two points in this Sistet's......

A Papal V.c.?

I DON - I' know whethei Papa] awards are given to priests and hishops. But if they are surely Bishop Galvin. the restrainer of Pope Paul's would he assassin shoidd be ronsi......

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Crusaders In The Caribbean

by J. S. BAKER From Columbus to Castro. A History of the Caribbean by Dr. Eric Williams (Andre Deutsch 90s.) PSYCHIATRISTS (they tell me) not infrequently employ the technique......

Religious Books By Fr. S. G. A. "miff Theism And

Empiricism by A. Boyce Gibson (SCM 50s.) This book discusses the impasse which appears to exist d you block the avenues of human venture with iron curtains of "experience"; in......

Church History By Dom Peter Flood, O.s.b.

Alexander in and the Twelfth Century by Marshall W. Baldwin (Newman Press 50s.) This hook is of considerable interest and amply fulfils the author's design principally by his......

Nursing With Humour And Compassion

Reluctant Nightingale by Joan Lock (Dent 30s.) M ARGARET BELSKY'S cheerfully frivolous design for the dust-jacket, and the not wholly apt title of this book, might lead the......

A Golden Age Of Monasticism

by Dom WILFRID PASSMORE, O.S.B. Abbot of Downside The World of Bede by P. Hunter Blair (Seeker & Warburg 80s.) DURING the last thirty years there has been a steady advance in......

Read Before You Eat!

A Taste of Scotland in Food and Pictures by Theodora FitzGibbon (Dent 50s.) A Casserole Treasury by Lousene Rousseau Brunner (Collins 38s.) Quick and Easy Chinese Cooking by......

The Courtiers Of Henry Viii David Mathew

This collective portrait of the men and women who were bound by ties of blood, office or ambition to the court of Henry VIII, begins with the first years of Catharine of Aragon......

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Puncturing Pretensions

by Freda Bruce Lockhart W E have had to wait a year of Christmasses for Pierre Etaix's fourth film since "Le Soupirant." It was due last ChriStmas when, for one of those......

Floundering In The Flowers

by H. R. F. KEATING 1CHOULD drama illuminate? 1 --/ No, I refuse to put it in the tame form of a question that could be answered either yes or no. Drama should illuminate.......

Merry Christmas—on Skis

by MONK GIBBON all the fairy tales which came my way in childhood. the one which impressed me most told of an old woman who, having been lucky enough to earn the gratitude of a......

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The Travelling Pope Returns To Vatican

FROM SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS POPE PAUL returned to Rome last Saturday, having completed the longest tour ever undertaken by any Pope a journey which had taken him 29,000 miles......

Mass In Jakarta

POPE PAUL spent sixteen hours in Indonesia and at the airport, decked with banners proclaiming `selamat datang bapak sutji" (welcome Holy Father), he was met by President......

Three Hours In Hong Kong

T HE Pope's visit to Hong Kong was in many ways the most important part of the tour. The main feature of his brief three-hour stop was a carefully prepared speech, which had......

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I Improve African Social Education, Missions Urged

M ISSIONARIES in Africa should put greater stress on Christian social teaching, and young Christians should not be afraid that their Christianity might lead them into passive......

Councillor Bans `disgusting' Play

C OUNCILLOR Philip Corbishley, chairman of Wimbledon Theatre board, said this week that the play, "It's a two-foot-six-inchesabove-the-ground-world" was not to appear in......

South Africa : Make Own Judgement, Says B Ishop

I N today's complex world Catholics must be able to make responsible and wellinformed judgements based on the Faith, and would have to get used to controversy between......

Youth Has Lost Interest Inpolitics, Says M.p.

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT I - 1 E Lener,i1 opinion that the majority of young people were in revolt T I - 1 E Lener,i1 opinion that the majority of young people were in......

`living Cell' Claim Ridiculed By Paper

CLAIMS that American 'LA scientists have "created" a living cell were ridiculed last week by a Catholic professor in an article in the Vatican newspaper L'Ossermore Romano. The......