13th November 1970

13th November 1970
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Mourns Gaulle Church Leaders Fight

opening of clinic BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A PE - I ITION signed by 12,500 people is to be presented to the Lord Mayor of Liverpool opposing a plan to open a private......

Covenants Hit By Tax Cuts

By a Staff Reporter T HE income tax cuts announced last week by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Mr. Barber, are likely to hit diocesan and charitable finances hard. This is......

Unity Work Not Halted Cardinal

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE ecumenical movement had not lost its force or come to a halt, and far from being finished the work for Christian unity was only beginning, said......

Most Italian Priests Oppose Celibacy—poll

FROM ALAN McELWAIN IN ROME M OST Italian priests are against compulsory clerical celibacy. according to a survey—the first of its kind in Italy—published this week. The survey......

New Homes 'present' For 50 Families

By a Staff Reporter MORE than 50 South London families who are homeless or living in bad conditions will have new homes by early in the new year, many of them in time for......

1world Leaders Paid Tribute To Former President Charles...

of France, the ex-tank colonel whose persistence and singlemindedness raised France to a pre eminence among nations unknown since the beginning of the 1870 FrancoPrussian war,......

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A Breathing Space For Changes

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT T HE Vatican has officially decreed an end to six years of experimenting with Catholic Church worship and the Mass. A document, sent out to the......

Vatican Welcome For Emperor

T HE Pope welcomed Ethiopian Haile Selassie in a French language address when the Emperor visited the Vatican on Monday. He recalled the ancient Christian tradition of Ethiopa,......

Multi-protests In St. Peter's Square

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T WO student members of Italy's neo-Fascist Party, the Italian Social Movement, took part in a multi-demonstration in St. Peter's Square last......

`silent Members' Attack Reforms

S I X thousand people attended a two-day Congress in Versailles last weekend, called to protest against "the abusive challenge to authority within the Church, arbitrary......

Abortion And Narcotics Condemned By Orthodox

ABORTION was con demned as sinful and debasing in a resolution passed at a five-day conference of Greek Orthodox clergy and laity which ended at Manchester today. Another......

Churches Of Ireland 'not Blameless'

A SUGGESTION that the Catholic bishops of Ireland should be asked to establish joint working parties on specific Northern Ireland problems was accepted last week by the Irish......

Nly Two Of The 13 Clergy Who Were Candidates In

last week's U.S. Congress and Senate elections were successful. One of them was Fr. Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Dean of Boston College Law School, who is the first Catholic priest......

Italy's Divorce Bill Cleared Its Next-to-last Hurdle On...

the Chamber of Deputies Justice Committee passed a version of the Bill amended by the Senate and sent it to the Chamber for final approval. The vote is expected before next......

Y.c.w. Help For Brazil Captives

BY A STAFF REPRESENTATIVE A WEEK of Solidarity for young Christian Workers leaders imprisoned in Brazil, organised by the Young Christian Workers in Britain, is to start on......

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Focus On Facts And People

Cardinal's moral politik H OWEVER much he may HOWEVER of the racist policy in South Africa, Cardinal Heenan made it clear to the annual meeting of the Catholic Institute of......

Alan Mcelwain's Rome Diary

Great welcome for Pope down under I HAD an audience with Pope Paul a few days ago and he told me how keenly he is looking forward to visiting Australia later this month. "I......

Bedsitter Budgets

by Paula Davies D O you remember the days when you lived on baked beans. when you juggled with saucepans on a gas ring? Most of us have lived in bedsitting rooms at one time in......

Going Away By Dorothy Huffer

Legends of Waltham Abbey W ALTHAM Abbey was built in rural Essex over nine centuries ago. Today, it is in a busy town — part of Greater London — yet it has retained its rustic......

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By Norman St. John Stevas

The Catholic in political life y AM returning this week to the subject of Catholics I in English politics or, rather, the lack of them. Catholics have been free to enter......

A Report On The Islands That The Pope Will Visit This Month

uence, beauty and squalor by JOHN LUFF T HERE. is much specula tion in South-East Asia concerning the visit later this month of Pope Paul to the Philippines. One gathers from......

Opinion.

THE MAN WHO WAS FRANCE D E GAULLE is dead and the world has lost the last of her giants. He was the solitary survivor of that strangely assorted company of Churchill, Stalin,......

Our Living Dead Reflection

by Sister Madeleine, O.S.A. IN Christ love is stronger -athan death. This, essentially, is the faith that transforms into hope the pain of losing the visible presence of those......

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Question And Answer

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Chastity and celibacy Question---1 am not clear about the difference between a vow of chastity and a vow of celibacy. How would a marriage like......

Bad Speaking

WITH reference to Father R. Velarde's letter last week, I, as a teacher of speech and drama, have been sorely tried for the past few years by the bad speakin g and readin g of......

Church Manners

FOR some time now I have lltt noted with dismay and grief the decline of manners in church. From a " fl ick of the as heel". a an Irish friend put it, we are now down, in many......

Baby Boob

P RINCE PHILIP'S recent remarks about the possibility of achievin g a stable population were dismissed by your leader writer (Oct. 30) as a "baby boob." As this subject is one......

Photos Sought

WE are anxious to possess a pictorial record of the concelebrated Mass and torchli g ht procession held at Aylesford Priory on the eve of the Canonisation of the Forty Martyrs.......

Garbage

and erotic filth C ONGRATULATIONS on John Ryan's excellent cartoon (Nov. 6). The sacks of rubbish and piles of g arba g e recently heaped up in the West End are tiny and......

House Masses

W HILE welcomin g your covera g e of litur g ical news, tnay I be allowed to correct a couple of the points made in your brief report of the recently published Third Instruction......

No Dilemma And No Contradiction Of Magisterium

I SINCERELY hope that nobody will take Fr. Beer seriously when he writes (Nov. 6) that the magisterium has contradicted itself on the question of the Mystical Body. His......

C Ould Not Fr. Beer's Dilemma Be Solved By The Life Of...

our C a hrist's love are never asked who or what they are. All Mother Teresa knows is that they are poor, wretched and in need. Are we not all poor. wretched and in need to......

Sinister Change Of Habits

H AVING been brou g ht up by the Assumption nuns , and havin g a tremendous admiration for them and their dress, 1 would like to say how much I a g ree with the cornments of......

Needless Suffering In Rome

M AY I use your correspondence columns to in q uire, on behalf of many pil g rims, who was responsible for the near-fatality before the Papal Audience on the occasion of the......

Airport Rudeness I Returned At The End Of

last month from a memorable week in Rome, during which everything was perfect except for one jarring note when we were leaving. I raced ahead at the airporito keep seats in the......

Henry Vi

2RECEIVED a letter recently from St. Edmund's Colle g e, Old Hall Green, Ware, askin g me if I would undertake to draw up a relatio to introduce the Cause of the saintly Henry......

The Pantomime Of Bernadette

MR. GABRIEL FALLON, in his Dublin Diary (Nov. 6), says Miss Bernadette Devlin believes that "we're a poor lot down here" (in the benighted south) and then adds: "and she's......

We Are The Deprived Catholics

M AY I con g ratulate Mr. Wau g h on the interview (October 23) between himself and the Attorney- General on the chan g es in the Litur g y. Sir Peter has voiced the feelin g s......

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Modernists In Perspective

by T. CORBISHLEY, S.J. Roman Catholic Modernism by Bernard M. G. Reardon (Adam & Charles Black 45s.) WHAT may be described as the conventional attitude to "Modernism" goes......

Sinister Sides Of A Queen

by Sir CHARLES PETRIE Queen Anne by David Green (Collins 70s.) HIS is a highly competent biography, though some readers may feel that it would have been better if Mr. Green......

Three Mixed Doubles

by ALAN NEAME Poetry & Mysticism by Colin Wilson (Hutchinson 40s.) Culture & Commitment by Margaret Mead (Bodley Head 22s.) Religion & Change by David L. Edwards (Hodder &......

Indispensable Handbook For All Ecumenists

by Canon PETER MOORE The Long Road to Unity by Marc Boegner (Collins 45s.) T HIS is a fascinating book, utterly indispensable to all who are concerned for Christian unity —......

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Television By H. R. F. Keating

A craving for to believe P call the post-I945 world one of the great ages of religious belief is to make the sort of statement that calls down challenging coals on one's head.......

• Could Be Good

Monday. BBC-2: "The Savage Mind." The Horizon series attempts a comprehensive. introduction to the ideas of Claude Levi-Strauss, social anthropologist and cultfigure. How far......

Films By Freda Bruce Lockhart

COMPARATIVELY WHOLESOME DIRT A FTER the Press show of Carry On Loving ("A," Metropole, Victoria), I asked Peter Rogers, producer-director of the series, if he didn't think his......

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Gen De Gaulle

(continued from page 1) ` he political in-fighting among parties in the immediate post-war years disgusted him, and he retired from public life in 1946 only to launch his own......

Pope 'humble Pilgrim' On Hong Kong Visit

POPE PAUL said last week he hoped to demonstrate his esteem and love for the "great Chinese people" when he visits Hong Kong during his forthcoming trip to Asia, starting on......

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Parents Warned Of

magazine 'filth' A CATHOLIC headmistress has written to parents asking them to approach their M.P.s about pornographic material contained in 'teenage magazines. Mother Rosemary......

How Agnostics View The Church

THE Church should be sensitive to the way it it seen by those without religious faith. This was recommended by the general meeting of the Consultors and National Secretaries of......

Hard Work Culminated At Marlow

T HE work of several' years reached its climax last week when Bishop Charles Grant, of Northampton, blessed the walls of the new extension of St. Peter's Church at Marlow,......

Laity Commission's Work Defended

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A NSWERING the accusation that the Laity Commission worked in secret and had no right to legislate for the "silent majority," Mr. Philip Daniel,......

Eire Bill To Allow

birth control sales FROM A DUBLIN CORRESPONDENT A PRIVATE Member's Bill is shortly to be introduced in the Irish Senate in an attempt to legalise the sale of contraceptives in......

Youngsters Keep All Night Vigil

C ATHOLICS from universities and colleges throughout the Midlands joined with Anglican and Free Church students for a mammoth nine-hour ecumenical All Night Vigil in Coventry......