11th July 1969

11th July 1969
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Heythrop Link With University Likely

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE Jesuit House of Studies at Heythrop, Oxfordshire, may shortly become a constituent college of London University. Talks between London and the Jesuits......

Bma Urges Talks On Abortion Act

BY A STAFF REPORTER HE British Medical Association called on Monday for "early talks" with Mr. Richard Crossman, Secretary of State for Social Services, on the workings of the......

Cardinal Attacks U.k.

role in Biafran war By a Special Correspondent WHILE negotiations dragged on over the resumption of relief supplies to starving Biafra this week, Cardinal Heenan again......

Anglican `no' To Unity Plan

By a Special Correspondent M OVES to reunite the Church of England and the Methodist Church after two centuries of schism are off for the immediate future, but are not......

A Dreadful Sadness

FROM DOUGLAS BROWN IN CHUR I N the seminary European bishops were solemnly and prayerfully discussing the role of priests. In a sleazy temperance hotel downtown European......

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Midwives Must Be `custodians Of

life,' says Pope FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT P OPE PAUL told a group of Italian midwives at his-general audience last week that his encyclical Humanae Vitae against artificial......

College Post For Bishop Shannon

B ISHOP SHANNON, who submitted his resi g nation as Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis last November, has now accepted a post as vice-president of St. John's Colle g e, a......

Tom Mboya, Advocate Of Toughness

TOM MBOYA, Kenya's Minister of Economic Plannin g , who was assassinated last Saturday at the a g e of 38 while shoppin g in Nairobi, was educated at the Holy Ghost Colle g e in......

Spanish Primate Calls For Reform

A N appeal to the Franco regime to tackle the present causes of unrest and protest in Spain rather than resort to suppression was made by Cardinal Tarancon, the country's new......

Verona Father Ordained

T HE Rev. Eugene Murtagh, F.S.C.J., a deacon of the Verona Fathers, was ordained priest at his own church in Bradford on Sunday by Bishop Moverley, Auxiliary for Liverpool. Boys......

Vatican Lifts Ban On Mexican Training Centre

T HE Vatican has withdrawn its ban on the trainin g centre for missionaries in Latin America founded in Cuernavaca, Mexico, by M g r. Ivan Illich and has authorised priests to......

More Than 6,000 At Harvest '69 Exhibition

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT M ORE than 1,500 children greeted Bishop Cashman at St. Paul's School, Haywards Heath, Sussex, last Friday when he arrived to open "Harvest '69", the......

Carmelite Nuns' Anniversaries

T HE Carmelite Convent at Lanherne, St. Mawgan, Cornwall, last Saturday celebrated the 350th year of its foundation in Antwerp and the 175th anniversary of the return to England......

Inquiry Into Durham Dispute

DR. W. E. J. McCARTHY, a senior research Fellow of St. Peter's Colle g e, Oxford, has been appointed chairman of the official Committee of In q uiry into the dispute between the......

French Archbishop Preaches At Selby

A RCHBISHOP STOURM of Sens, France, was the preacher at a service of thanksgiving in Selby Abbey, Yorkshire, on Sunday. Selby is celebrating the 900th anniversary of the abbey,......

Lay Brother • Becomes Head Of Friary

B ROTHER Pius MacIsaac, a Canadian, has succeeded Fr. Romanus Dunne as Guardian of the Franciscan Friary of the Atonement in Francis Street, London, S.W.I, and Director of the......

Sir Thomas More Statue Unveiling

A BRONZE statue of Sir Thomas More near Chelsea Old Church is to be unveiled on Monday week by Dr. Horace King, Speaker of the House of Commons, who will be supported by......

Student Murder Suspect

40-PAGE report of the investi g ation into the murder of Fr. Enri q ue Pereira Neto, the Brazilian sociolo g y lecturer, says that a student is the principal suspect. But the......

Sharp Rise In London Evictions

BY A STAFF REPORTER F AMILIES interviewed by the Catholic Housing Aid Society at its central office in London last year increased by more than 50 per cent — "a measure of the......

500 Singers For Choirs Festival

M ORE than 500 singers, including 300 children, have booked to attend the Provincial Choirs Festival in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, which starts......

Cafod Link With World Aid Group

T HE Catholic Fund for Overseas Development, the overseas aid fund of the hierarchy of England and Wales, was welcomed as a new member of International Cooperation for......

Burns Oates Retail Staff Redundant

By a Staff Reporter THE mana g ers and staffs of the three Burns Oates Retail bookshops which have been sold to the Dau g hters of St. Paul will be redundant from next Tuesday.......

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More Belief In God Among French Youth

By A Special Correspondent M ORE young people in France believe in God, Christ. the Trinity and original sin than was the case 10 years ago. Yet regular practice of the faith......

Paula Davies, At The Test Match, Finds . . .

Ifs all so gentlemanly at Lord's A GIRL on her own at a cricket match, at a Test match, at Lord's? I could see the thoughts chasing across the faces of the aloof gentlemen who......

Going Away By John Burke

Heart of Bulgaria R ten centuries the great Rila monastery was the fount of Bulgarian nationhood, religion and scholarship. Today, despite dissolution, it remains an impressive......

Hard Life Of A Stone

by KEVIN MAYHEW BRIAN JONES, the former lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, drowned last week in his swimming pool. In the last few years he had established a reputation for......

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Can This Commandment

BE ABSOLUTE? by CHRISTOPHER HOLLIS I WAS questioned the other day by a very pleasant and sensible young man. He was a Christian, though I do not know exactly of what......

Powerful Backing For My Abortion Reform Bill

by Norman St.John-Stevas N EXT Tuesday the House of Commons will have to decide whether to give a first reading to my bill reforming the abortion law. The bill, which is......

Where Priests Must Be Heroes

By HUGH KAY ARGENTINA, now in the throes of violent labour unrest, offers a classic example of how progressive priests with a well-developed social conscience can impel a......

Catholic Herald

20 Years Ago July 15,1949. T HE Jerusalem Cross, which left London yesterday, was greeted and venerated by thousands of Catholics during its threeday visit to the capital, and......

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; . . OPINION Now or never = on Biafra B RITAIN has been shorn of almost all the power over international affairs that she possessed half a century ago. There is, however,......

Reflection

by Canon F. H. DRINKWATER Gloria in excelsis deco L ET us return to last week's theme of "the Glory of God." What should we mean, what is in the Church's mind, when that word......

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Exploiting Irish Grievances

G ABR1EL FALLON (June 27) wants to know what "Irish Utopia" Eoin O'Keefe was writing about (June 20) when he challenged your Irish correspondent and pointed out that we are the......

Spiritual Venture

I WAS very interested to read the article in your issue of June 27 about Sr. Margaret's new venture in British Columbia. I think this new form of contemplative life, lived in......

English Arrogance On Wales

I HAD thou g ht that certain put their country in order had to serve in praise of Prince Charles, seem to me even more plumbed the depths of En g lish i g norance, arro g ance......

Housekeepers

I WOULD like, while expressin g pressin g appreciation of Maureen Vincent's article "It's tou g h findin g someone to keep house for Father" (July 4), to add a little more......

Questions & Answers Conducted By

Fr. JOHN SYMON Intercession Question—How can we be certain that favours attributed to the intercession of certain saints would not have been grunted had other saints been......

Black Paper On Religious Teaching?

"P ERPL EXED parent" (June I27 ) q uestions the necessity — or even the desirability — of a Catholic school, q uoting the fact that her five-year-old son had been tau g ht the......

Having Read With Interest Having Read With Interest The...

in your issue of June 27 headed "Sins at five" may I say that my five-year-old son also says his act of contrition, but flatly refuses to say it if he considers he "has not......

Prayer Lift

E VEN though the airlift of food into Biafra has ceased, we, as an inter-denominational Christian committee, believe that prayer can still help the sufferin g people of that......

Celibacy Views

I HAVE read with interest, durin g the last year, the letters and articles which have appeared in the CATHOLIC HERALD about the issue of priestly celibacy. On reflection there......

This Is What Has Happened To The New Pentecost'

YOUR correspondent R. M. A. Socking (June 27) wanted to know what has happened to The New Pentecost. Last December a meeting of Diocesan priest representatives was held to......

Distributists

I AM commissioned to write a 2history of the Distributist movement and should be g lad to hear from survivin g members of the Distributist Lea g ue and others who may be able to......

Shattered By This Service

T TOOK my family to X London the other day and we decided to g o to one of the London churches for a change. How much I re g retted it. We arrived to find that it Was the Sunday......

Church Finance

M R. T. B. CLARKE (June 20) has completely misunderstood both my letter of June 6 and the original publications (the CATHOLIC HERALD of May 23 and parallel enunciations on radio......

Those School Uniforms

I FEEL your correspondent - 1 Mrs. Dewey (June 27) has over- g eneralised when she asks why nuns are so unpractical and extrava g ant, in her letter on school uniforms (June......

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Television By H. R. F. Keating

Art and artists W ATCH the box and learn. I learnt a satisfying slab about art and artists in the last seven days, and more than I would have done even if I had conscientiously......

-fi Ms By Freda Bruce Lockhart

Regime of terror MIKLOS JANCSO is a director who has made a distinctive mark on the post-war cinema with his beautiful Hungarian movies. The Round-up and The Red and the White.......

Books

PRIESTHOOD AND SACRIFICE by BROCARD SEWELL, O.Carm. A Priest for Ever by Jerome Smith O.P. (Sheed and Ward 34s.) THIS book is rather curiously presented, since the garish and......

Hungarian Rhapsody

by MARIA RELY-HUTCH1NSON Dusk on the Danube by Judith Listowel (Chatto and Windus 30s.) T HE authoress, herself of Hungarian origin, draws her characters in this beguiling and......

Teilhard Without The Trimmings

by Fr. JEAN CHARLES-ROUX Understanding Teilhard by Maurice Keating and H. R. F. Keating (Lutterworth Press 10s.) P ERHAPS it ought to be seen as a measure of Teilhard's glory......

Religious Books By Peter Flood, O.s.b.

Development of Christian Doc trine by Jaroslav Pelikan (Yale University Press 54s.) THIS is largely an expansion and to some small extent a criticism of Newman's famous......

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European Bishops Meet

the return of worker priests on a massive scale. There were even young laymen present who thought that student power should erupt into the bishops' conclave. To some extenrit......

Obituary

Fr. Herman Balbach, S.J., in Salisbury, Rhodesia, last week, aged 88. He was born in Strasburg, educated in Amiens and entered the Jesuit novitiate at Roehampton. After studying......

Radio & Television

SUNDAY: BBC-1 (6.15-6.50 p.m.). REASON TO BELIEVE. Does life point to the reality of God? Does Christ point to the meaning of life? Among those taking part: Rosemary Naughton.......

No American Envoy For Vatican

PRESIDENT NIXON has decided against appointing an envoy to the Vatican, but will send officials on periodic visits to the Pope, it was disclosed last week at Key Biscayne,......

Portuguese Bishop To Return

PORTUGUESE bishop, who has spent ten years in virtual exile since sending a letter to the former Prime Minister, Dr. Salazar, criticising his policies, is to return to his......

U.k. Role In Biafra

Cardinal Heenan's appeal some time ago for a massive aid programme. asked him if there was any particular appeal he could now make, in view of the somewhat changed situation,......

Cardinal Defends Bishop On War-time Conduct

ARDINAL DOPFNER of Munich said on Tuesday that he had investigated allegations of connivance in a war-time crime made against Bishop Defregger, his Auxiliary Bishop, and was......