11th September 1992

11th September 1992
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Chins Up, Cardinal Tells Priests

by Angus Macdonald CARDINAL Basil Hume has delivered a powerful message of support and encouragement to the priests of England and Wales, following a barrage of negative media......

Churches Unite On Moral Values

by Murray White A MAJOR ecumenical document, to be published next year will describe the moral values that Catholics and Anglictuas share which will provide a foundation for......

Inside

FAITH ON THE BLACKBOARD: MPs Lady Olga Maitland and Derek Enright clash over the state of today's religious education, page 5 HANDS OF THE FATHER: Murray White talks to Dutch......

Sex Report Based On Lies, Says Us Doctor

THE ground-breaking 1950s best-seller on sexual practices, The Kinsey Report, was based on fraudulent research, a Catholic assembly will hear in Washington next month. The book......

New Republic Looks

to the saints for help THE NEW separatist constitution adopted by the Slovak people last week points to the "spiritual legacy" of two early saints and to the importance of......

Pope Backs Teachers

POPE John Paul II praised teachers around the world last week, for helping man lead "a more worthy existence". In his message to UNESCO which is hosting the 26th International......

Sacred Row In Arizona

APACHES in Arizona who claim a sacred mountain is being desecrated by a multimillion pound Vatican observatory are being stonewalled by the Church, a representative of the......

Parish Takes Tights To Russian Ballet

A HALIFAX parish is lending its support to the famed Kirov Ballet of St Petersburg in Russia. A dozen youths from the Good Shepherd parish at Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire, drove off......

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Bishops Speak Out On Atrocities

by Timothy Elphick SUDAN's Catholic bishops this week lambasted their country's Islamic government for what they described as "the callous and cynical oppression of Christian......

Church In Somalia Pleads For Military Help To End Famine...

THE HIGHEST ranking Catholic in Somalia has called for political and military as well as humanitarian aid to help solve the plight facing Somalia. The apostolic administrator......

Cardinal Denies Failing To Face Priestly Child Abuse

CARDINAL Joseph Bernadin of Chicago, the archdiocese at the centre of an American child abuse scandal, this week vehemently denied charges that he has not cooperated with......

Priest Vows To Return

AN IRISH missionary expelled from Malawi last week has said he wants to return to the central African country as soon as Church-state tensions ease. Fr Thomas Leahy was......

Catholics Bear Brunt Of Bosnia's War

CATHOLICS in the war-torn former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina are being tortured and used as forced labour by Serbian militias, according to a report released this......

Pastoral Letter On Women 'pitiful'

THE latest draft of the American bishops' long-awaited pastoral letter on the role of women within the Church has been condemned as a "sad and pitiful" document by the national......

Diocese On Brink Of Closure

A FILIPINO archbishop has warned that he will close the churches under his control unless attacks against the Church in the country are brought to an end. Archbishop Francisco......

Abortion Rumpus

IRELAND's bishops this week reopened the furious debate on abortion which has gripped the republic in recent months. Speaking in the Pro-Cathedral in Dublin Archbishop Desmond......

News In Brief

House warming THE VATICAN is planning a year-long celebration to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the Marian shrine at Loreto in central Italy, which according to Italian......

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News In Brief

Television brother BROTHER tadfael, the Benedictine Sherlock Holmes created by Ellis Peters, is to be aired sometime next year by the BBC. Miss Peters is at present sifting......

Bishop Calls For End To 'union-bashing'

by Angus Macdonald ON the eve of this week'sTrades Union Congress (TUC) annual conference in Blackpool, a bishop accused the Government of "union-bashing" and mounted a strong......

Singing A Song Of Harmony

AN Anglican boys choir with a Catholic director is to sing at both Westminster Cathedral and at Westminster Abbey on the very same day. The 30-strong choir of Swanbourne House......

Schools Edge Nearer To Wider Opting Out

by Murray White THERE is a growing interest among Catholic schools considering the advantages of opting out of local authority control, according to at least one English......

Ex-priest Faces Charge

A FORMER Catholic priest is to appear before Leamington Spa magistrates today charged with indecently assaulting five children in a Warwickshire family. The former priest,......

Holy Name Rescued

THE FINE Victorian church of the Holy Name in Manchester has been saved from closure, it has been announced. The Jesuits, who decided earlier this year to leave the church......

Shy Benefactor Leaves Nearly El Million To Nuns

THE SISTERS of Charity at St Louis Convent in Minehead have been left £980,400 by a shy millionaire who once peddled bathroom products. The nuns, whose Somerset convent houses......

Preachers' Day Of Lessons

BISHOP Charles Henderson, auxiliary bishop of Southwark, was among the more than 250 participants at the annual Festival of Preaching in York this week. Addressing an......

Bishops' Diaries

IT IS conference and AGM season for many of the bishops this week. On Sunday, Bishop Augustine Harris of Middlesbrough visits the national meeting of the Catholic Women's League......

Obituaries

FR SAMUEL Erskine, the wellknown former Provincial Superior of the Montford Missionaries, has died at the age of 57. Fr Sam, as he was known, is best remembered for organising......

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It's Easy To Romanticise Guy Fawkes

John Battle MP THIS week the children went back to school marking a definitive end to the summer holiday. Yet Parliament doesn't start meeting again until October 19. To be......

Parents Cannot Be Ostrich-like

THE Cardinal, in giving support for the Government's plan to introduce AIDS education for I I14 year olds (Catholic Herald, August 21) made an eminently sensible decision.......

Church Of England Wasn't Henry's Doing At All

IN AN otherwise excellent article on the Royal Family and the media coverage of its foibles, Ruth Rees (Catholic Herald, August 28) repeats the ancient myth that the Anglican......

God And St Paul Were Quite Clear

ONE can hardly believe that the Roman Catholic defenders of homosexuality are really defending a sexual perversion; sodomy, and one clearly forbidden by God in both Old and New......

Feminist Appointees

JEANNE WHELAN is quite right when she points out in her letter to the editor (Catholic Herald, August 21) that the appointment of people, male or female, like Pat Jones, Dr Mary......

Whatever The Rights And Wrongs Are About Feminists...

Catholic Church, there is one little piece of information that cannot be disputed. The new professor of contemporary theology at the University of Southampton, Dr Mary Grey,......

Herald House, Lambs Passage, Bunhill Row, London Ec1y 8tq...

Editor Cristina Odone, Literary Editor Joanna Moorhead; Advertisement Director fames Hughes; Circulation Manager Iony Ashdown; Deputy Editor Timothy Elphick, News Desk Angus......

Write To Governor To Prevent Execution

I AM wondering how many of your readers, who are opposed to the death penalty, would be willing to write to the Governor of Virginia to plea for a stay of execution for a young......

The Polish Community In Kiev

WITH great interest I read Mr John Badham's account of his recent journey in Ukraine. His visit to the Alexander church in Kiev (Catholic Herald, August 21) brings to my mind......

Anglo

Catholic dialogue I WISH to thank Michael Richards for calling attention (Catholic Herald, September 4) to the continuing importance of ecumenism. The closer the communion of......

Thank You Fr Medcalf

JUST a note to thank you and your columnist Fr John Medcalf for the contribution made to helping us think about the "real things of religion". I hope that when he goes to El......

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Is Religious Education Christian Enough?

RE teaching has been eroded by creeping secularisation, argues Lady Olga Maitland, Daily Mail contributor and Conservative MP for Sutton and Cheam. The teaching of the......

Derek Enright, Labour Mp For Hemsworth, Is Fed Up With

armchair critics who have never taught RE criticising the work of underresourced teachers who, he says, 'create miracles' in classrooms throughout the land every day. It is the......

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Back To Old School Days

Old School Ties by Tim Devlin and Hywel Williams (Sinclair-Stevenson, £17.99) Desmond Albrow CARDINAL Flume seems to be very well-satisfied with the education that he received......

Welcome In The Arms Of A Father

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen (Darton, Longman and Todd, £14.95) HENRI Nouwen is a slight figure, somewhat worn around the edges. As the Dutch-born priest......

A Backward Glance

Spring Street Summer by Christopher Hudson (Viking, £16.99) Richard Ingrams NEVER go back. This sensible rule was not to be observed by Christopher Hudson. Not only did he go......

Rumpus At The Bailey

Rumpole On Trial by John Mortimer (Viking, £14.99) Hugh Mercer "SOMETIMES I have to say rather unpleasant things to people and it seems easier from under a wig". Rumpole has no......

High Jump To Perfection

Writings From The Philokalia On Prayer Of The Heart ,translated by E Kadloubovsky and GEH Palmer (Faber and Faber, £9.99) Fr Maurice Nassan THE Philokalia is an important......

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Pilgrims' Progress Through Civil War To Peace

PILGRIMAGE, in its most ancient and spiritual form — as a journey through danger to a place of peace — is being experienced today by those who still travel to Medjugorje. The......

Is It Too Late For Zimbabwe?

Fr Michael Begg concludes his eye-witness account of drought-ridden Zimbabwe, where the only hope seems to lie in international aid organisations NON-GOVERNMENT Organisations......

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Tricks From On High

BROADCAST NEWS by Joanna Moorhead I CAME across Paul Daniels compering Every Second Counts on BBCI on Thursday night, and was musing that he used to be a magician when, without......

Made On The Roof Of The World

WINDOW ON THE'ARTS by Timothy Elphick AMID the crumbling ruins of the Buddhist temples of Tibet travellers to the "roof of the world" still find the shattered remains of sacred......

Putting The Gods On A Pedestal For Worship And Sacrifice

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Exodus 32, 7-11 13-14 1 Timothy 1, 12-17 Luke 15, 1-32 THE firstAIIIIrtnday concerns the worship of e golden calf by the Hebrews in......

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Wall Of Water Brings Widespread Havoc

Letter from Nicaragua AT 7.20PM on September 2, the Pacific coast of Nicaragua was the scene of an horrific disaster as nine-metre-high tidal waves smashed it to pieces.......

Prize Crossword No 2278 Compiled By Chris Veetenby

Quotations from Sunday reading (24th of year): 3 19 21 across 23, 25 down ACROSS 1 Face lifted on seeing a place of refreshment (4) 3 "The greatest evidence of his......

Absent From Our Own Lives

Ronald Rolheiser RECENTLY I had dinner with a young man and woman who are close friends of mine. They had been married for less than two years and were expecting their first......

A Sombre Reminder Of Mortality

CHARTERHOUSE CHRONICLE by Virginia Barton THE screams of the swifts are but an echo and the housemartins prepare for a flit, leaving the usual litter of shell, twig and......