13th March 1992

13th March 1992
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Catholic Writer 'suppressed' By Lambeth Palace

by Joanna Moorhead A BOOK of prayers and blessings for gay Christians has been suppressed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Catholic theologian who edited it claimed this......

Ecumenical History In Making

HISTORY will be made today when, for the first time since the seventeenth century, a Catholic cardinal will preach to a reigning monarch. Cardinal Basil Hume will address the......

Voters' Hotline

A NEW telephone hotline is being set up for voters to find out which candidates in their constituencies will support legislation promoting Christian values if they are elected.......

St Patrick's First For Irish Primate On Anniversary

by Timothy Elphick CARDINAL Cahal Daly will become the first modern day Catholic primate to preach at Dublin's St Patrick's Cathedral, when he attends a special ceremony on......

Cartoon Characters Come To Life In A London Church

THE Catholic Herald's cartoonist for over a quarter of a century, John Ryan, will on St George's Day be giving an illustrated talk to readers about his art and the characters he......

No Peace For Nuns

PEACE and quiet at a convent retreat centre would be jeopardised by plans to build a dual-carriageway, a public inquiry was told by a community of nuns this week. Sr Benedicta......

Charities Give Budget Mixed Reception

CATHOLIC charities have welcomed the Chancellor's plan to bring together Income and expenditure in an annual December financial statement, but there has been a mixed response to......

With Me In Paradise: Rayner Torkington Looks At Magic In

the second of our Lenten meditations on the seven last words of Christ, page five WHITE MANDATE: Maggie Patterson examines the background to South Africa's referendum on reform......

Pope Warns Of Anti-church Force

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome NEO-NAZ1 groups wanting to destroy the image of the Catholic Church are at work in the Eternal City, Pope John Paul 11 told 500 parish priests in Rome......

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Famine Stalks Southern Africa

DROUGHT is threatening to engulf the continent of Africa, from north to south, putting the lives of millions of people at risk, the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development......

News In Brief

Swiss demand BISHOPS in Switzerland have called on the Pope to find a solution to the continuing crisis over the appointment of Bishop Wolfgang Haas to the see of Char. Bishop......

Keep Up The Lenten Fast, Christians Are Urged

CHRISTIANS should return to traditional Lenten fasting, prayer and alms-giving as a way of preparing for the Easter celebrations, John Paul said this week. Speaking in Rome on......

Martyrs For The Faith

THE Vatican has cleared the way for the beatification of 25 Mexicans and 5 I Spaniards who died in periods of religious persecution in both countries this century. A statement......

Priest Awaits Sentence For Stealing Parish Funds

AN AMERICAN Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to stealing the church collections of his former parish and embezzling a total of £75,000 to lead a live of luxury in the sun. Fr......

Secretly Ordained Priests Come In From The Cold

PRIESTS secretly ordained in Czechoslovakia under the communists have been ordered to report themselves to the church authorities by Palm Sunday, following crisis talks on the......

Inter-faith Centre Ends Death Camp Rumpus

A NEW inter-faith centre opened this week at Auschwitz, the former Nazi concentration camp in southern Poland, after years of controversy about the church's presence at the......

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Senior Catholic Mps To Stand Down

by Joanna Moorhead AT least five senior Catholic MPs will be missing from the House of Commons when it re-convenes after the General Election. The five Labour's Sir Patrick......

Appeal For Balanced Curricula

SCHOOL curricula should cater for personal and religious values as well as the acquisition of facts and skills, according to a new pamphlet giving guidance to Catholic voters on......

News In Brief

SELF-CONFESSED fitness freak Neville Maggs, 50, hopes to raise £6,000 for the antiabortion organisation Life when he takes part in three international marathons this year.......

Schools Put Case For Expansion

TWO Greenwich Catholic secondary schools that have been campaigning for extra money to expand their fifth and sixth forms are a step closer to success after a delegation of MPs,......

A Mid-spring Morning's Dream For Drama Pupils

STUDENTS of Shakespeare at a joint Anglican-Catholic secondary school will be able to see one of the world's leading theatre companies perform the Bard when the National Theatre......

Bishops' Diaries

THERE aren't many jobs in which you can escape at least an occasional chat with your employer, and certainly being a bishop doesn't excuse you from them. Ad limina visits to......

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Good News On The Eve Of Battle

GOOD NEWS in the budget for those on the margins of society and for those more affluent who feel disposed to lend a helping hand. The decision to reduce the rate on first......

Taking A Stand As Our Society Slides

POPE John Paul was rather non-specific in his warning earlier this week about neo-fascist forces working to attack our church and our society. But the menace is all too clear......

Too Close For Comfort

JOHN BATTLE MP THE newly published paperback edition of Mein Kampf, on salt in a bookshop window in Oxford Street, London, caused me to pause and wonder whether it would soon......

Mistaken On Place Of Divorcees

I WAS concerned to see that your Rome correspondent's report (March 6) on the Pope's address to Scandinavian bishops quoted him as saying that "canon law... excludes divorcees......

Too Sensitive To The Orthodox Plight I Very Much Appreciated

your leading article (March 6) on the Catholic - Orthodox dialogue. It was sensible and sensitive, which is appropriate in such a difficult situation. However, I suggest that we......

Disappointed Of 'down Under'

IT WAS disappointing to see the Catholic Herald publish the racist attack on Australia by Desmond Albrow (March 6). Reference to "manners even by Aussie standards" and "the MCC......

Tough On Some Violence

soft on IRA killers IN your issue of February 21 you report the mugging of a Liverpool priest in terms of indignant outrage (which I share), calling his assailants "a gang of......

No Lack Of Threat In Today's World

DAMIAN Goldie's suggestion (March 6) of a charity to support people who abandon work on nuclear or comparable weapons is ingenious, but hardly likely to come about. If his real......

Strange Values

WITH regard to the Irish girl who wanted to travel to England for an abortion, what a monstrous reversal of values the media presentation has achieved. The villain of the peace......

Silence Is Golden

PLEASE, oh please, a moratorium on the correspondence on Mgr Escriva? Your opinion page used to be the one I first turned to; but now I hardly dare to glance. Let Rome beatify......

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Digging Deep For Hard-up Students

Britain's Catholic students need money. Joanna Moorhead finds out what they will be doing with it. RAISING £100,000 in a recession is a tough enough order for anyone, but for......

A White Mandate For A Multiracial Future?

Maggie Paterson of CIIR on the background to South Africa's referendum IF anyone depended on the mainstream South African press for an understanding of the world, there would......

You Will Be With Me In Paradise

In the second of his series of Lenten meditations on the seven last words of Christ on the cross, Rayner Torkington looks at magic I WAS cracked on conjuring when I was a boy.......

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Families And Final Farewells

May and June by Anthony Spaeth (Seeker and Warburg, £13.99) Petra Green MAY and June is a book about dying, and death. It opens at Christmas-time, but celebration is not the......

Less Of The Travelogue, More Of The Man

Archbishop Fisher His Life & Times by Edward Carpenter (Norwich Press 1:35) Sr Frances Makower "ECCLESIASTICALLY I know my action was ultra vires. Spiritually it was not..."......

A Spring Lamb Soaking Up The Sunshine

Under Review: Further Writings on Writers 19461989 by Anthony Powell (I - Icinemann, £25) THE old Daily Telegraph building in Fleet Street was notable for the number of......

Encyclopedia Prize Competition No. 2

EACH week during Lent the Catholic Herald is printing one question in our special prize competition on the early church, run in association with publishers James Clarke and Co.......

Mute With Violence

The healing by David Park (Jonathan Cape £13.99) Mandana Ruane SAMUEL is 12 years old, helping on the family farm in Northern Ireland, when his father is shot dead in front or......

Chronicling The Golden Age Of The Greatest City In...

Byzantium: The Apogee by John Julius Norwich (Viking Press, 120) Fr 13 E Fertile LORD Norwich is perhaps best known for his frequent appearances on television presenting a......

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Happy Lent: The Soul's Springtime

I ASKED myself the other day: "How many Lents have you lived through?" I am not really sure of the answer, because it was only after I became a Catholic that 1 realised there is......

A Monastic Brotherhood

THIS week in Geneva the countries of the United Nations were to have thrashed out the first motion on human rights abuses in Tibet for a generation a move which was to focus......

Easter: Saving The World From Despair

IN RETROSPECT by Fr Hugh Lavery LLOYD George, of all people, commended the wisdom of the Catholic Church in instituting the season of Lent. On secular grounds alone he saw......

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Money For

wrong reason THE Common Pursuit (1313C2, Sunday) did not start promisingly. The opening scenes, Set in Cambridge in 1975, involved the assembly of a motley crew of......

Peeping At Christ Over The Garden Wall

WINDOWS ON THE SOUL by Timothy Elphick SET in his home village of Cookham, Sir Stanley Spencer's painting of the Daughters of Jerusalem represents the grand finale of a project......

The Turning Point In The Life And Ministry Of Our Lord

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Genesis 15: 5-12 17-18 Philippians 3: 17-4 1 Luke 9: 28-36 THE transfiguration was a turning point in the life of Our Lord. It came......

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The Message Measured Out In Cups Of Tea

Thoughts from a Welsh parish Coronation Street Aberkenfig Mid Glamorgan I BELIEVE that it is of the greatest importance, during this Decade of Evangelisation, that the......

Praying With Modem Icons

MANY people are aided in prayer by icons. I am too, though, because I am more Intuitive than sensate, the icons that move me more deeply are often not pious images painted on......

A Church For All-comers?

TODAY sees the opening in that byword for suburban chic, Milton Keynes, of the much-hyped ecumenical Church of Christ the Cornerstone. Cardinal Hume will be preaching in the......