13th February 1970

13th February 1970
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Priests To Renew Pledges Every Year

FROM ALAN MeELWAIN IN ROME E VERY priest should make an act of renewal of his priestly promises, including that of celibacy, on every Holy Thursday morning (March 26 this......

British Bishops Not Told In Advance

BY A STAFF REPORTER N EITHER the English and Welsh hierarchy nor the Scottish bishops were told in advance of the Vatican decision requiring all priests to reaffirm their vows......

'new Rite Same Mass' Says Bishop Worlock

BY A STAFF REPORTER A LTHOUGH it may take a little time to learn the new forms of prayer and worship, which comes into effect in Britain on Sunday, Catholics must be sure on......

Burns, Oates To Close Down

BY A STAFF REPORTER A S Burns, Oates, the oldest Catholic publishing house in Britain, announced this week that it was to close down, a spokesman for the Catholic monthly......

Cardinal Out Of Union Debate

By a Staff Reporter CARDINAL HEENAN has had to withdraw from the debate on the permissive society at the Cambridge Union on February 23. This was one of the engagements which he......

Auxiliary Named For Cardiff

By a Staff Reporter MGR. Daniel Joseph Mul lins, a Welsh-speaking Irishman and Vicar-General of Cardiff Archdiocese since 1968, has been appointed Auxiliary Bishop to Archbishop......

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Attempt To Amend Abortion Act In Commons Today

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE pro-abortion lobby was deliberately misleading people into thinking that back street abortions had dropped as a result of Mr. David Steele's Abortion......

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Bishops not told in advance celibacy rules "is not so much disciplinary as doctrinal. "They (the Dutch) insist on affirming that no one thinks of schisms, that there will not......

$80,000 Clubhouse Opened By Bishop

W HEN Bishop McClean of Middlesbrough, opened a new £80,000 clubhouse at St. Peter's, South Bank, Teesside, last week, he appealed to members to welcome seamen of any creed......

Cardinal Marty To Meet The Queen

By a Staff Reporter C ARDINAL MARTY, Archbishop of Paris, is to be received by the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, the first day of his four-day visit to Britain. The......

Church Declaring Many More Marriages Void

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT j ) () PE PAUL is showing increasing liberality in A. dissolving marriages which have not been consummated, according to a semi-official Vatican......

World Ratio Of Priests Declines

T HE number of Catholics in the world is increasing at a far higher rate than the number of priests, according to a Vatican survey published on Saturday. It showed that there......

S Ix Holy Ghost Mission Aries Arriving At Dublin Airport...

week, after being expelled from Nigeria. Seated (from left); Frs. Milo Smithwick, Dublin; Thomas McCarthy, Tipperary; Frank Leahy, Dublin, and P. J. O'Connor, Co. Clare.......

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When You Can Only Help By Being Detached

A WEALTHY woman once took a taxi to the nearest Citizens Advice Bureau in order to get some confidential advice about a divorce. A young man turned up there to ask about the law......

Sinvies Ee100,000 Appeal For Desperately Homeless

by JOHN O'KEEFFE T HE Simon Community Trust has launched a massive national campaign, "Challenge of the Seventies," aimed at raising £100,000 to help people who slip through......

Parents—teenagers Gap Or Chasm?

SOME people say: "We have always had teenagers, only nobody made such a fuss." Others: "There has only been a teenager problem because the T.V. and the Press have created one."......

Vocations

The nursing nun N URSING must be one of the very few professions where a wage claim has the support of the general public. The goodwill and respect which nurses receive needs......

The Communications Explosion

by a SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT liv E are in the "commu nications explosion" living in an electronic mesh of sounds, words, music and pictures that come to us from everywhere at the......

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Thriving Abortion Trade

THE Abortion Act has been in operation for nearly two years and hardly a week passes without some new revelation of the horrors perpetrated under it. Earlier this week I raised......

Reflection

by Sister Madeleine, O.S.A. The purpose of Lent O NE of the accusations I heard levelled at Christians at Chrishnas time was that with typical hypocrisy we select just one day......

Do Not Pity The Priest Who Misses So Much

by Fr. MICHAEL RICHARDS, editor of the Clergy Review T HIS year I shall have been a priet. for ten years. Ten conciliar and post-conciliar years, with The Clergy Review.handed......

Papal Visit To Holland?

'THE question of priestly celibacy is passing -1beyond the immediate issue involved to the wider and even more significant ones of authority and policy in the Church. The time......

A Poised And Poignant Envoy By Gerard Noel

INTO London this week flew Coretta Scott King, widow of Martin Luther King who was assassinated just under two years ago in Memphis. Tennessee. She found time during her short......

Pilgrim For Peace

All of this prompts the thought that no time would appear more opportune than the present for a personal visit by the Pope to the Dutch Catholic community for whom, as he said......

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Agonising Decision On Who Shall Get School Places

H AVING raised the issue of admission to our Catholic schools, Mr. Kinselle (February 6) challenges the Officers of the Catholic Teachers' Federation to comment. We all know......

Y Our Correspondent, Mr. 0. C. Kinselle (february 6) Has, I

suggest, posed the wrong question's concerning Catholic schools. The question that first should be asked is: "Should Catholic children continue to be segregated in Catholic......

When 70 Jesuits Go To Heaven

D ESMOND ALBA OW's reference (January 30) to Beaumont and Stonyhurst raises an interesting point. Just what schools over the years have contributed the greatest number to the......

Why Irish Girls Come To Britain

T AM surprised that the 2 Catholic Marriage Bureau — according to your Special Correspondent's article of January 23 headed "Getting the Irish bachelors married"—has no idea......

Offended

T HOPE you will publish this letter regarding the article by Sally Trench in the Observer Magazine of January 19. As a member of the parish to which she refers specifically......

Wonderful

M ANY thanks for publishing the wonderful article by Fr. Paul Edwards, S.J., "A close look at those shocking students" (January 30). My own experience of young people visiting......

Scandalising I N Spite Of Many Protests, You 2 Continue To

print the cartoons of John Ryan. They are often vulgar. frequently scandalising. offensive to a great many people and always in bad taste. I have never met anyone who considers......

Within,gton, Manchester.

Correspondents are asked to keep their letters us short as possible. Pressure on these columns is increasing and many letters have to he discarded every week. Shorier letters......

A Change In Laws Would Not Affect Voluntary Celibacy

Y OUR leading article on "The Dutch and Celibacy" (January 30) raises certain questions. If African priests do not want a change, why should the former Archbishop of Lusaka......

Clinic's 5,000 Abortions But No Deaths!

THIS headline and report appeared in the Daily Telegraph of February 5: 5,000 ABORTIONS AT WEST END PRIVATE CLINIC• "The private hospital which carried out the largest number......

For Change

Y OUR headline "Church's role as 'bridge' in life of university" above a report (Feb. 6) of my recent talk to the London Newman Circle is too far from the tenour of what I said......

Blow To Music

T HE forthcoming introduction of the new Order of the Sunday Mass, taking the Low Mass as its norm, will deal a severe blow to our heritage of Catholic Church music, especially......

This Would Mean Virtual Apostasy

I CANNOT be accused of being in my first fervours as a convert since I was received many years before Mr. John Slater (February 6), so may I respectfully suggest that he may......

Depression And The Penitent

T HE new edition of the C.T.S, Simple Prayer Book has retained an item in the examination of conscience which is ill-advised and even potentially dangerous. Have 1 given way to......

Time To Shut Windows A Ll The Evidence Of The Last

decade which is capable of being weighed, measured and tested indicates that the wind of change has blown us badly off course. Consider, for example, the following established......

Kiss Of Peace

QUESTION and ANSWER Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question—In view of the recent controversy about the "Kiss of Peace" could you please explain it for Convert, Wolverhampton......

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Clearing Of Doubts On New Mass Form

by Canon J. B. O'CONNELL The New Mass—A Pastoral Guide by Peter Coughlan (Geoffrey Chapman 16s.) A Popular Guide to the New Mass by Fr. Edward Matthews (Sacred Heart......

The Propaganda Sidelight To The Contraception Question

by Dom PETER FLOOD, O.S.B. The Pill by Morton Mina (Hodder Fawcett Ltd. 5s.) THIS book is the last of several by a well-known journalist of the Washington Post. He has made......

History From A Personal Point Of View

I N the last analysis what history is all about is the evolution of human beings, and to make sense it should be seen through the loves, hates, fears, opinions, and even through......

Lenten Reading By Fr. S. G. A. Luff Faith And

Reflection by Henry Durndry (Herder & Herder) Once you get on Henry Dumery's wavelength the programmes are excellent. His philosophical reflections, deep rooted in mystical......

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Mini-venice In Yugoslavia

by PETER WHELPTON A SK ten Britons to name a resort in Yugoslavia. and the odds are that nine out of ten would say Dubrovnik. Rightly, this unique town has claimed a dominant......

Different Western

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART IT would be difficult if you Afeel that violence is one of the most dangerous influences in our time not to deplore Butch Cassidy and the Sundanee Kid......

Cold Camera Eye Inside The Vatican

TELEVISION M ISCHA SCORER'S film, The Vatican, shown on BBC-1 on Tuesday, was, I under stand, the first feature from the Corporation's Religious Department to be accorded the......

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Bad Housing Cause Of Many Problems, Says Lord Harlech

BY A STAFF REPORTER S FIELTER, the national campaign for the homeless, announced on Saturday that it intends to put pressure on the major political parties during the run-up to......

Family Fast Days Gave â£239,000 To Poor Countries

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD) received £258,680 from the proceeds of two Family Fast Days and various donations, says the annual......

Priest May Take Job To Pay Bills

A PRIEST has told his congregation that unless they put more money in the collection plate he will take a factory job to keep the church going. He is Fr. Harry Wace, 43, of St.......

Bishop Chides Catholics 'blinded By Past'

BACKWARD LOOKING Catholics "blinded by love of the past" who were unduly concerned about the latest liturgical changes were criticised by Bishop Cashman of Arundel and Brighton......

Dopenance Without Misery'

P ENANCE is important but there's no need to be miserable about it, says Cardinal Heenen in his Lenten Pastoral. After quoting from the Gospel to show the cheerful spirit in......

Make Irish Foreigners, Says Powell

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A CALL for an end to the "fiction" whereby Irish residents in Britain were treated as British nationals was made by Mr. Enoch Powell, M.P. for......