11th December 1992

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Rome Set To Limit Role Of Local Bishops Conferences

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome THE Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is believed to be preparing a special document that would curtail the powers of national episcopal......

Church Leaders Call For Peace In Balkans Fleeing By Angus...

CATHOLIC, Orthodox and Muslim Church leaders from the former Yugoslavia have united in an appeal for peace in BosniaHerzegovina, demanding an immediate and unconditional end to......

From War In Bosnia

by Murray White IBRAHIM and his wife Remzie have practically no clothes tor the winter but they are more concerned that their 11-month-old daughter, Aida, has new clothes......

Vatican Warned Women Priests Stand Could 'repel' The...

by Viviane Hewitt and Lucy Lethbridge THE president of the German Lutheran Church has warned Rome that if it does not change its attitude to women priests, the already......

A Word From The Sponsor

VATICAN Radio has lifted its traditional veto on advertising in a bid to rescue its debt to the Holy See, currently running at a fifth of the Vatican's total deficit.......

Inside

THE CROSSROADS: Fr Peter Geldard explains why some Anglicans are seeking communion with Rome, page 5 IT'S OKAY TO KILL: Amnesty International's Brian Dooley questions the......

Attack On Guatemalan Church 'false'

THE chairman of the US bishops' Committee on International Policy, Archbishop John R Roach of St Paul-Minneapolis, has written in a letter that criticisms of Guatemalan Church......

John Ryan Catechism

published THE new Universal Catechism of the Catholic Church was published this week in Rome. Bishop David Konstant of Leeds, the only British member of the Catechism's......

Ruling On Schools Merger

EDUCATION Secretary John Patten has settled a two-year dispute between two Catholic secondary schools, St Thomas the Apostle and St Richards, in Skeltnersdale, by announcing......

Christmas Appeal To Help The Refugees Of Bosnia And Croatia

What can I give him Poor as I am'? If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb; If I were a wise man I would do my part: Yet what I can I give him Give my heart ("In the Bleak......

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Irish Bishops Urge Action On Unemployment

IRELAND's bishops urged their countrymen this week to take action against their country's growing unemployment. Calling the Republic's unemployment, rated at 300,000, the......

New Vehicle For Jpii

POPE John Paul 11 has landed his own television show. The programme, which kicked off this week, gives the Pope star billing in a daily slot that is part of a new international......

Ciir Plea For A Free East Timor

THE CATHOLIC Institute for International Relations (CIIR) this week called on the UN to put a stop to human rights ahuses carried out by Indonesian forces in East Timor.......

Nun And Priest Care

A NUN and a priest were honoured as the most caring people in America last week. Selected from thousands of applicants, Sr Anne Brooks and Fr John Adams were on hand at the......

Us Guns Needed To Bring Aid To Somalis

CAFOD and other relief agencies providing assistance to Somalia were expressing concern this week about the arrival of US troops to help in delivery of humanitarian supplies to......

Divorcees Need Help

THE Papal Council for Families issued a document flits week calling for recognition of the pastoral needs of people who have difficulties in their marriage and for those who......

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Shrine Plan For Coventry Stirs Passions

by Lucy Lethbridge and Angus Macdonald ACCUSATIONS of "idolatry" and a resurgence of "Romish doctrine and superstition" are unlikely to derail plans by Coventry Catholics to......

Laity Sets The Pace On Help For Jobless

A CATHOLIC parish in north London is holding a "liturgy of prayer for the unemployed" this week and a Rite of Anointing for those who want to commit themselves to pastoral care......

Hansom Reward

A GRADE 1 listed Catholic church is to receive one of the largest ever ecclesiastical donations by English Heritage for essential conservation work. St Walburge's Church in......

Schools Opting-out Bid Sparks Row

by Murray White FEARS of teacher job losses have prompted a diocesan education authority to urge two of its secondary schools to opt out of local authority control. The......

'triumph' Of Malawi Dissident

THE life of Orton Chirwa, the dissident and lawyer who died in captivity in October after more than ten years in a Malawi jail, was commemorated at a special ecumenical Church......

Obituary

Fr Joseph Corbishley SJ died on 28 November. He was 83. Born in April 1909, one of four children (his elder brother also became a Jesuit priest), Joseph was educated at Preston......

News In Brief

Bombers attacked BISHOP Patrick Kelly of Salford has condemned two IRA bomb attacks in the centre of Manchester last week which injured 64 people. Bishop Kelly, in a statement......

Bishops' Diaries

Cardinal Basil Hume (Westminster): Mon: M, Notting Hill, 7pm. Thu: Christmas Celebration, Westminster Cathedral, 7.30pm. Archbishop Maurice Couve de Murville (Birmingham): Sun:......

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Fall-out Of Truth In Age Of Nuclear Power

Desmond Albrow FIFTY years ago, in the middle of a ferocious war against tyranny, the world slipped stealthily into a different, more menacing gear. Most of us, because of......

Jobless Queue Grows

UNEMPLOYMENT last month grew by another 24,200, bringing the total to 2.87 million. That means one in ten Britons is out of work today. In neighbouring Ireland, the figures are......

Stop The Giving

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John Ryan's Refugees And Our Patient Resolve

I AM normally a great supporter of John Ryan, In fact it is often his cartoon that I make for first when your paper arrives. But regretfully I have to say that I find this......

Help To Sponsor Our Priests Abroad

FROM time to time, readers may have seen an advert in the national Catholic newspapers asking people to help to fund the training of a student priest overseas. The advert comes......

The Great Pleasures That Sr Wendy Shares With Us

SR WENDY Beckett has enabled us to look at modem art in a fresh way: she has stripped back the inaccessible images, rejected jargon, and basically focused her attention and ours......

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Anglicanism At A Crossroads

AS THE Church of England faces its bi g gest crisis since John Henry Newman left her in 1845, it is apposite to recall the name that he bequeathed on his followers, and which is......

The Three-r Programme And The Plight Facing The Starving...

CAFOD's John Kent has just returned from Mozambique, where he found courage in the face of unspeakable cruelty THEY stand on the crest of a low rise, 24 lonely white crosses......

The Nod From Rome

ON MONDAY the Pope formally presented the first catechism for over 400 years. The catechism, a handbook for priests and bishops, is "an event of historic importance", says John......

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The Church's Guilty Secret

Margaret Bergen talks to Jason Berry, author of a book on paedophilia amongst American priests which is taking the country by storm LEAD us not Into Temptation is a book that......

An Anthology Of Clerical Foibles And Ecclesiastical...

THE Faber Book of Church and Clergy edited by AN Wilson (Faber & Faber, £17.50) Fr Brian O'Sullivan IF YOU are still scratching your head and wondering what to give to your......

Trivial Pursuits Of The Church

Catholic Trivia: Our Forgotten Heritage by Mark Elvins, illustrated by John Ryan (Harper Collins, £4.99) Joanna Moorhead WHAT have a wedding breakfast, a Jack-in-the-box and the......

Ideas For Handing On The Faith Through Children's Liturgies

EACH Sunday in parishes throughout the country ordinary people are taking up the daunting challenge of handing on their faith through children's liturgies. They are not......

Paperback Round-up

Church and Human Rights by Jean-Francois Six (St Paul Publications, £5.50): a history of the evolution of the idea of human rights in the Church and society by a priest of the......

Haunting Memories Of Life In Poland

A Square of Sky by Janina David (Eland, £8.99) Virginia Barton SOME readers may remember the appeal for funds made in this newspaper two Christmases ago, for the Polish......

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Finding The Word Of God In Graffiti

EDITATIONS ON ART Sr Wendy Beckett e $ IMON Lewty is best known as a map-maker, fabulous maps to places of spirit. Yet he convinces us that they are real places, if only we had......

Before We Can Find God We Have To Be Tested And Led Into...

SPEAKING OF PRAYER The concluding reflection on the Lord's Prayer by Dom Bernard Orchard, OSB T HIS final clause of the Lord's Prayer is one that is difficult to understand......

Rejoice, For Through Faith You Are Healed

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK Isaiah 35: 1-6, HI Psalm 145 James 5:7-10 Matthew 10: 2-11 T ODAY is called - Gaudete Sunday" from the first word of the liturgy, "rejoice": a pause in the......

When It's Too Late To Secrete The Smirnoff

What do we do when our guest is slightly under the influence? Alice Thomas Ellis gives us tips I HAVE a recurring problem of morals and manners. How do you put it to a relative......

Don't Just Talk, Put Into

action the Good Word Anthea Dove examines the many roads leading to Christian evangelisation S OMETIMES, though admittedly not very often, I think about the Decade of......

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Animals Packed In Two By Two

ONCE A CATHOLIC by Clare Boylan A LOVELY holiday in France had a dark shadow cast over it by a long delay at the ferry terminal. It wasn't too bad sitting in the car with a......

Candlesticks For Karol Wrapped In Pop Art For The Festive...

GALLERIES by Leigh Hatts T HE Christmas Carols exhibition at the South Bank Centre in London features not familiar tunes but possible presents for celebrated Carols nominated by......

Tied A Little Closely To The State

BROADCAST NEWS by Joanna Moorhead TO BE a British Catholic is to be pan of a religious minority: a fact that has shaped the whole history, culture and current day practice of......

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A Magnificent Gallery Of Nuns

Charterhouse Chronicle by Mary Loudon I F ANYONE told me that on leaving university I would give up all thoughts of an acting career (to which I'd been committed from the age of......

Heavenly Hope Of Fantasies

Ronald Rolheiser A NDREW Greeley once suggested dial we might profitably meditate the following vision of heaven: "What will the resurrection be like?... The condition of......

Risque Behaviour In Warsaw

Letter from Poland 41 OURNALIST Ryszard Zajac rejoices in being the first political prisoner of the postcommunist era_ Zajac wrote an article "insulting Solidarity union......