13th March 1970

13th March 1970
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New Measures Sought For Private Clinics

BY A STAFF REPORTER M R. DAVID STEEL, the Scottish Liberal M.P. who sponsored the 1967 Abortion Act, is to ask the Government to introduce new regulations against abuses of......

Act Prevented 20,000 Illegitimate Births

BY A STAFF REPORTER MR. RICHARD CROSS MAN, Secretary for Social Services, said on Monday that but for the Abortion Act, "20,000 illegitimate children would be alive now, with......

Dr. Ramsey Defends Ecumenism

From a Special Correspondent DR. RAMSEY, Archbishop of Canterbury, said in New York this week that the ecumenical movement was "not a defensive action by a dying church." He is......

Cardinal Heenan To Preside Over Meeting On Jews

C ARDINAL HEENAN is to preside over the annual general meeting of the Council of Christians and Jews in Westminster Cathedral Hall on May 14, when three prominent churchmen will......

Smith Regime Attacked By Rhodesian Bishops

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE Rhodesian bishops have protested strongly against the deportation of Fr. Michael Traber, editor of the Catholic paper Moto, which has a large......

Minister Defends Religious Education

By a Staff Reporter MR. EDWARD SHORT, Secretary of State for Education and Science, laid heavy stress on the importance of religious education when he addressed the Cardiff......

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Big Three Talks Proposed By Anglican Group

BY A STAFF REPORTER JOINT Anglican-Methodist-Catholic Commission is proposed in an Open Letter to Church leaders, including Cardinal Heenan, the Archbishops of Canterbury and......

Parents Petition For New School

P ARENTS of children attending St. James's primary school, Twickenham, Middx., are being asked to sign a petition, sponsored by the managers, asking the authorities to allow the......

Free Churchmen Stress Rome's Ecumenical Role

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT R OME'S role in the ecumenical movement was underlined in two keynote addresses by prominent Free Churchmen at the annual three-day National......

Catholic Papers' Unenviable Task

IT is up to the Catholic Press -11to give as faithful a picture as possible of the Church's life. This is why the Catholic Press is not only a great blessing, but is essential......

Vatican Urges Help For Gypsies

A VATICAN committee has called on all governments to protect the rights of gypsies and to help to educate them to cope with industrial society. A working group of the......

£2-lin Church Fund To Aid War Victims

T HE Christian Council of Nigeria has announced a £2,570.000 budget for rehabilitation of victims of the civil war. A statement issued in Lagos last week said the money would......

Czech Villagers Riot In Defence Of Priest

R IOTERS protesting against the arrest of a village Catholic priest attacked a police patrol in Central Slovakia last week and seriously injured one policeman, the official......

Cornwall Churches Group Dedicated

A SERVICE of dedication for the Cornwall Council of Churches was held in Truro Anglican Cathedral recently, when an address was given by the Rev. Brian O'Gorman, president of......

Pope Urges Prayers For Priests

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT P RAYERS for priests -- "for their sanctity, loyalty, exclusive and total devotion to your service" — were called for by Pope Paul during his blessing......

Flats For Women Pensioners

A NEW venture to provide reasonable living accommodation for women pensioners has been opened by the Manchester section of the Catholic Women's League. It is Walsingham House in......

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Signs Of A 'long, Hot Summer' In The North

GABRIEL FALLON'S DUBLIN DIARY IS Ireland reverting to its former sub-title as "the most distressful country that ever yet was seen"? Looking northwards there is every......

Special Children For Special Parents

PAULA DAVIES R ITA is 13 months old. Her dark eyes, smudged like a panda's, look out on a world which is not so much hostile as unhappy. Delicatelooking and beautiful, neatly......

Lourdes Pilgrimage For Handicapped

A N international pilgrimage to Lourdes for the mentally handicapped is planned for Easter next year. and a British national committee has been formed with the support and......

Vocations

Missionary-3 E VERY member of the Church has to be concerned about the Church everywhere. This is what being a Catholic means. One of the great results of the Second Vatican......

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The Wrong Approach

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The Right Lead

T HE decision to close the United States consulate in Rhodesia is not only a = • major victory by the State Department over Mr. Nixon's advisers. It is also a major victory !!......

A Lay Movement That Has Youth On Its Side

By John O ' Keeffe I TS name is an outlandish one, members talk and even sing quite a lot about the love of God, yet the Focolare Movement has captured the imagination and......

It's Not Only Cricket

T HE English tour of the South African cricket team, which is due to take place later this year, raises intricate moral and poi it ical issues and this week I wish to try to......

Reflection

Uses of suffering - 2 I T would be very naive to claim that everybody is improved by suffering. Most of us could easily think of people we know who have been broken by......

Pop People And Top People

W ELL! Would you invite Peregrine Worsthorne to a party at your house? Harold Wilson did just that and the day after the night before Mr. Worsthorne went on the World at One and......

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If Cardinal Newman And Mgr. Knox

were alive today • • W RITING in the ecumenical context, as I continue to do with your kind indulgence, I believe it is to the present and future shaped by Divine Providence......

Intention Of 'new' Mass

T HANK you for printing Mrs. Davy's letter (February 27). In saying "When participating in the new Rite, one becomes thoroughly aware of the fact of OUR Sacrifice," she......

I Am A Priest Of A Smaller, Non-roman Cat Holic Church

who, saddened by the worldwide movement to destroy the old ways in Mass and devotion, wishes to correspond with a like-minded Roman Catholic priest. I should be very glad to......

Cant & Codswallop

IT is sickening to find, week after week, that a Christian newspaper can see fit to publish such spiteful, sanctimonious letters from bigots whose "holier-than-thou" cant is......

Fashionable To Criticise Nuns

J to read, with interest and sympathy, the article by John O'Keeffe (February 271 on the first mixed college under lay control in Birmingham. I found it rather sad, however.......

Li Berating Catholic

truth from old strait-jacket SO John Biggs-Davison (March 6) thinks that Norman St. John-Stevas is playing with words in saying he is "for authority in church but against......

Dealing With Red Herrings

O PPONENTS of Humanae Vitae collect a number of false parallels or, to speak more bluntly, red herrings. Mr. Harrison (March 6) cites Gal. 2: 11-14, which is one of them. It is......

Prayers For The Dead

QUESTION and ANSWER Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question — Do people of non Catholic religions, who are saved by invincible ignorance, go into purgatory before being admitted......

Little Trust Placed In Teachers

AA s a Catholic teacher, it is very disheartening for me to see how little trust is placed in us. The recent controversy on sex education shows an underlying guilt complex. The......

Celibacy Debate

T HE courageous Brentwood priests (March 6) who have drawn our attention to the lack of discussion among priests of the practical question of their celibacy deserve the support......

In Memory Of A Massacre

W E would draw the attention of your readers to the anniversary of the massacre at Sharpeville on March 21, 1960, when an unarmed crowd of Africans assembled in peaceful protest......

Unsuitable For Adults

I WONDER what secluded 1 school Maureen Vincent (March 6) attended if she imagines that most children from 10-14 are not already thoroughly acquainted with "foul language and......

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Steptoe By Name And Nature

E VERY now and again there is a. television event that puts all the week's I901odd hours of other output into the shade, be it only thirty minutes long itself. Such an event......

Marty Feldman's Satire

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART C ENSORSHIP, we are always being told, is a thing of the past. So it is—in the Theatre. But the British Board of Film Censors, under its energetic......

An Absence Of Family Planning

by MARY VAUGHAN Common Sense About Children A Parent's Guide to Delinquency by Charis U. Frankcnburg (Arco Publications 30s.) M RS. FRANKENBURG is no touchline theorist. She......

Trends Of Philosophy And Art

as a guide to human society by MONTGOMERY BELGION The Divine Order by Henry Bamford Parkes (Gollancz 80s.) SURELY the title. it will be granted, is splendid. How far is it......

Popular Biblical Scholarship

by Rev. R. C. FULLER, D.D., L.S.S. The Regensburg New Testament edited by Kevin Condon C.M. (Mercier Press 35s.) T HIS work has long been familiar to Catholics and justly......

Lent Reading By Fr. S. G. A. Luff

Culture and Theology by Brian Wicker (Sheed & Ward 1 Is.) Brian Wicker writes of institutional Christianity as dying and discusses attempts to preserve a Christian something.......

Beginners, Please

Three more "beginners" from Collins (10s, each) to suit the child's vocabulary are Hand. Fingers, Thumb, about an amusing monkey: Rears on Wheels; and King Midas and the Golden......

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Liverpool Gained 27 New Parishes

TIIE number of parishes in the Liverpool archdiocese increased by 27, to 229, in the 10 years between 1960 and 1969, said Archbishop Beck in a Pastoral Letter read on Sunday.......

Midlands Covenant Income Tops £676,000

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT O NLY 16 parishes out of nearly 300 in the Birr mingham archdiocese were not taking part in the Midlands Catholic Covenant Scheme, it was reported at......

Nine Bands In St. Patrick's Parade

I 4 0N DON'S annual St. Patrick's Day parade takes place on Sunday, starting from Horse Guards Parade at 3 p.m. The parade will cornprise six floats, nine bands. many walking......

Hans Kung's Visit

P ROF. HANS KUNG, the Swiss theologian who made such an impact at the Second Vatican Council, is making a lecture tour of Britain next month. He will deliver two lectures at......

Obituary

Mr. T. P. Camerer Cuss, the distinguished horologist and expert on antique watches, aged 61, at his home in Wimbledon. He was head of the family firm of clock and watchmakers......