12th June 1992

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Britain Clashes With Vatican Over Birth Control At Summit

by Timothy Elphick BRITAIN and the Vatican clashed head-on over birth control at the Earth Summit in Brazil this week following a row between the two delegations. British......

Bishop In Sinn Fein Dialogue

by Cristina Odone BISHOP Edward Daly of Derry has told the Catholic Herald he feels "very encouraged" by his recent talks with Sinn Fein leaders. The bishop has held two......

Lebanon Talks To Thaw Rome-orthodox Frost

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome CHRISTIAN unity officials at the Vatican are preparing for a summit of meetings and negotiations with Orthodox Patriarchs next week in Lebanon. The......

What The Papers Say

by our Rome correspondent THE Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is urging bishops to keep a check on religious press reports in a document released this week. The......

Plea For Vocations

by Angus Macdonald BISHOP James McGuinness of Nottingham this week made a dramatic plea for people to come forward tri train as priests for the diocese. In an appeal which......

Litmus Test For Would-be Priests

SO you want to be a priest? Then come and pass the new test for vocations, presented this week at Allen Hall. The test, designed in guess where? America by a Catholic priest,......

Mount St Mary's College: S.j. H.m.c. & G.b.a.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE A Jesuit College founded in 1842 from a Jesuit School in the area dated at 1621. The Preparatory School, a Grade 1 listed Elizabethan Manor House, in......

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Housekeepers Fight Back

by our Rome correspondent PRIESTS' housekeepers in Italy have launched a campaign for recognition Of their rights. And their first demand is that they be called not housekeepers......

Poland Votes In New Leader To Break Stalemate

by Eileen Burzynska in Warsaw THE Polish Lower House this week voted in 32-year-old Waldemar Pawlak as the country's new prime minister to lead a coalition government. The......

Mountain Monks Expelled

FIVE Russian Orthodox monks were expelled from Mount Athos, the monastic mountain sanctuary in northern Greece last week, following a row over relations with the Catholic......

Priests In Haiti Held

AMNESTY International this week expressed alarm at the arrest in Haiti of three Catholic priests, a brother religious and the driver of one of the clerics. The human rights......

Call For End To Tensions

UKRAINE'S Catholic bishops this week called for an end to inter-Church bickering over proselytising and property rights at their first episcopal synod for more than 45 years.......

Plea For Aid To Help Sierra Leone Rebuild

SIERRA LEONE is in more urgent need of international help than at any time since the rebel incursions from neighbouring Liberia began two years ago, Archbishop Joseph Ganda of......

News In Brief

Timor jail terms FIVE soldiers were this week sentenced to short terms of imprisonment for "misconduct" during the Indonesian army massacre of as many as 180 unarmed......

Archbishop Of Besieged City Fears For Clerics

THE fate of scores of Catholic priests and nuns in BosniaHerzogovina who have not been heard from since the fighting in the ex-Yugoslav republic began is still unknown,......

Papal Visit Signals New Beginning

by Timothy Elphick THOUSANDS of Angolans this week lined the streets of their capital, Luanda, hoping to catch sight of Pope John Paul II as he arrived in the war-torn country......

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Ordained By Pope

POPE John Paul II will ordain a former parishioner of Holy Name Church, Bikenhead, this Sunday in Rome. Paul Shaw will become a priest for the Diocese of Shrewsbury. THREE......

Carey Points To 'selfless Spirit' Of Mother Teresa

THE Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, has held up Mother Teresa and a Franciscan who died in Auschwitz as examples of the selfless behaviour that should be the......

Blundell's Catholic School In Devon Bought Back A Stone...

designed for it by famed Catholic sculptor Eric Gill at an auction this week. The altar, whose discovery was featured in the Catholic Herald last week, was bought for £30,800.......

Piano-playing Prelate To Top The Bill At Revue

A PIANO-PLAYING prelate will be topping the bill this week at a special all-singing, all-dancing CAFOD benefit show to raise money for Africa. Bishop Cormac MurphyO'Connor of......

Manchester University Church To Close

by Murray White THE FUTURE use of a grand Victorian church in Manchester hangs in the balance after the sudden announcement of its closure. The decision to close the......

Bishops Fear, For Hong Kong Rights

by Murray White BRITAIN should be prepared to take in people left stateless after Hong Kong's return to China in five years time, declared the bishops of England and Wales '......

Backing For Hiv And Aids Education

A CATHOLIC group has backed the government's proposals to teach 11 to 14-year-old children about HIV and AIDS as part of the national curriculum. The HIV support group Catholic......

Prayer For The Deaf Is Approved

A EUCHARISTIC prayer for deaf people submitted by the bishops of England and Wales more than 15 years ago has finally received official approval from the Vatican. The decree of......

Prince Opens 'god's Work' For The Elderly

THE Prince of Wales today opens an award-winning £10.2 million "housing with care" scheme for 100 elderly Londoners described by the Catholic benefactor who inspired it as......

Bishops' Diaries

BISHOP John Brewer of Lancaster celebrates a Mass for the central council of the St Vincent de Paul Society on Sunday whilst Bishop Alan Clark of East Anglia leads the diocesan......

Coming Soon

PATRICIA Hayes OBE, chair of the Catholic Stage Guild, leads a number of Guild members in a music hall presentation in the Holy Apostles Church Hall, Cumberland Street, London......

Obituaries

FR Patrick Keegan, a former barrister who joined the priesthood relatively late in life, has died at the age of 75. He had been a priest for 13 years. Patrick Keegan was born......

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Back To The Days Of A Radiant Queen

DESMOND ALBROW IN 1914, it was "gallant little Belgium" that by her example helped to save Europe. She earned our cheers and our gratitude. In 1992 it is spunky little Denmark......

Slings And Arrows

THE media is rightly being bashed over its pernicious scandal-mongering at the expense of the royal couple. High time, too: in their merciless coverage of the splitting seams in......

Medjugorje Gives Rise To Questions That Won't Go Away

WITH reference to "Medjugorje Mixed Messages", (Catholic Herald, May 22). Whilst having no desire to enter into arguments about Medjugorje. I must admit to being somewhat......

Letters To The Editor

He sent his son, not his daughter I AM disturbed to read Fr Brian Sullivan's comment that on the issue of women priests, 2,000 years of tradition have to be balanced against "a......

Teaching Couples

1 CHALLENGE Mr Platt (Catholic Herald, May 29) to demonstrate that Pius Xi's encyclical Cash i Connubii carries the definitive Catholic teaching on marriage. I maintain that......

Stop Human Rights Abuse In Northern Ireland

I WAS surprised and delighted to see the publication of Brian Loder's letter on Northern Ireland (Catholic Herald, May 22). It marks a welcome departure from the apparent......

Bad Taste Deplored

BRIAN Dooley's Charterhouse (Catholic Herald, June 5)was in the worst possible taste. It was the more surprising since your previous reports and articles of the sad case of......

Woman Of The Year

YOUR report on the Catholic Woman of the Year (Catholic Herald, May 22) makes a connection between this event and the National Board of Catholic Women. We would like to make it......

Does Escriva's Beatification Point To A Rift In Our Church?

CANON John McNamara asks whether the Vatican request for a cessation of complaints regarding the beatification of Mgr Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer is not all too reminiscent of......

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Those Who Won't Follow The Path

FOR many Peruvian peasants, who wake up at dawn to work the land, the first light of sun is full of hope but also of fear. For 12 years they have had to cdpe not only with......

The Heroes Who Are Building A World Fit For People

THESE days I go about feeling dazed. I'm dazed by this wonderful early summer. with day after day of warm sunshine, but also by this world, which is in a worse mess than ever:......

Breaking Your Betrothal Vows

Lucy Lethbridge examines the heartaches and headaches facing modern Catholic couples who seek to have their their marriages annulled PRINCESS Caroline of Monaco is waiting for......

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Red In The Face From Laughter

Russia Revised: An Alphabetical Key to the Soviet Collapse and the New Republic by Andrew Wilson and Nina Bachkatov (Andre Deutsch, £9.99) Canon Michael Bourdeaux THE subtitle......

After 25 Years, Hatred Still Burns

The Six Day War ended 25 years ago but Br Patrick White tells in his new book how little has changed. Lucy Lethbridge reports. Mourning in Bethlehem by Patrick White (Gracewing......

A Moral Theologian's Guide To The Galaxy Of Mankind

New Directions in Moral Theology by Kevin Kelly (Chapman, £9.99) Fr Brian Ferme THE final chapter of this book opens with the remark: "It is not easy being a moral theologian......

Charting A Pilgrim's Progress To Compostela

The Way of Saint James: a Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela by James Bentley with photographs by John Miller (Pavilion, £14.99) Timothy Elphick FROM Paris, the ancient......

A One Way Bet On The Sport Of Kings

The Grey Horse: the True Story of Desert Orchid by Richard Burridge (Pelham Books, £15.99) Desmond Albrow THE so-called sport of kings has never really brought even a curt bow......

Stretching Credibility To Breaking Point

The House of the Messiah: Controversial Revelations of the Historical Jesus by Ahmed Osman (Harper Collins, £16.95) Fr Graham Jenkins THE author is an eminent Egyptologist and......

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Friday Meats

European Viewpoint WHEN in 1978 priests all over Ireland announced that Communion could be received standing up, a litany of protest rose from their parishioners. This......

Diocesan Support And Ecumenical Volunteers Give...

Hundreds of Church-goers of all faiths in Liverpool are getting together to clean-up their much-maligned city. Murray White reports on the beginnings of a remarkable story.......

Catholic Playwright William Douglas Home's 80th Birthday...

at the Redgrave Theatre in Farnham with a reading of the following sermon from his play The Lord's Lieutenant. Resurrection: a new trick in the magic box THERE's no rebirth,......

National Organisation Of Catholic Laymen

The Laity Steadfast We honour Christ most of all when we honour His Father, who is also our Father. We who are Parents honour Father, Son and Holy Spirit in honourable......

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Teens Through A Camera Lense, Darkly

BROAD(' kST \EN\ S b■ Deborah "Fhomas BBC2's successful Video Diaries series, in which ordinary people record their lives with a hand-held video recorder, has now been......

Sex Change Success

THEATRE IT'S the kind of lurid and contrived plot that makes you cringe: Anglican priest has sexchange operation, but wants to carry on in "her" post. In fact, Body and Soul,......

Surrendering To The Love Of God Who Is Three In One

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John NV ij n ga a rd s Proverbs 8, 22-31 Romans 5, 1-5 John 16, 12-15 TODAY is Trinity Sunday, the day when we celebrate that most challenging of......

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Grace That Filled Soul Of Little Flower

Ronald Rolheiser AS A child of my own generation, I catch myself drawn to the lives of the rich and famous. As a child of my parents' generation, 1 also rind myself attracted by......

Fast Declaration Of Rochester Saint Failed To Attract...

St Peter's Catholic Community, Shoreham-by-Sea, West SusseA Dear Friends, The recent beatification of Monsignor Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer. Marques de Peralta (as he liked to......

Prize Crossword No 2265 Compiled By Chris Feetenby

Quotations from Sunday readings (Trinity): I. 11. 22 across ACROSS 1 "Jesus said to his _. 'I have still many things to say'" (John 16) ( 9 ) 6 Trick Department of Employment......

An Original For Dorian Gray'

Brendan Walsh CANON John Gray, parish priest of St Peter's in the fashionable Morningside district of Edinburgh. kept his cards close to his chest. Those who knew him well......