13th November 1992

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Cardinal Expresses Deep Concern Over Refugee Restrictions

by Cristina Odone IN A strongly-worded message to Prime Minister John Major, Cardinal Basil Hume this week expressed his "deep and growing concern" over the Home Secretary's......

New Role Sought For Women

by Murray White DESPITE its opposition to women priests, the Church needs to find other ways women can participate more fully in its life, Catholics working in the ecumenical......

Pope Says No Need For Sex In Heaven

by Timothy Elphiek LIFE in heaven will be full of the romance of relationships hut it will be free from sex, Pope John Paul II told believers at a Mass in Rome this week. The......

Who Shall Separate Us From The Love Of Christ?

SHALL TRIBULATION, OR DISTRESS, OR PERSECUTION, OR FAMINE, OR NAKEDNESS, OR PERIL, OR SWORD? Romans 8: 35-36 RSV Dubrovnik has been liberated but sadly the Serbian soldiers......

Bishops Back 400-mile Miners' March

SCOTLAND's two most senior Catholic bishops have urged support for miners who begin a 400-mile march to London tomorrow in protest at the government's programme of pit......

Archbishop Denounces Marxists

GOD CREATED Colombia for Colombians, not for a Marxist minority, said the president of the Colombian bishops' conference, Archbishop Pedro Rubiano Saenz of Cali last week. The......

John Paul Urges Boost For Health Care

POPE John Paul II, saying many of the world's sick and suffering cannot wait for help, urged increased health care aid from individuals, governments and international......

Vatican Eases Line On 'assisted' Conception

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome A CHINK could be appearing in the Church's attitude to artificial insemination and test-tube babies, 14 years after the pioneer birth of test-tube baby......

Inside

AND NOW, BILL? Two American journalists, Kim Roberts and Anthony Dworkin, test the mettle of the confident new President-elect, page 5 A CASE OF INJUSTICE? Paul Donovan......

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Irish Bishops In Abortion Poll Agony

by Timothy Elphick A STATEMENT on Ireland's forthcoming abortion referendum issued this week by the country's Catholic bishops called on voters to concede nothing to the......

Himalayan Apparition

HUNDREDS of villagers in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal have reported seeing the image of a crucified man over a mountaintop. Witnesses said the apparition, near the mid-western......

Rome Warns Clinton Against Moral Slide

THE Vatican this week delivered a thinly veiled warning to America's President-elect, Bill Clinton. that if he allowed his proabortion ideas to grip his new administration the......

Churchmen Go To Front Line For Convoys

RELIGIOUS leaders from Sarajevo are planning to escort relief convoys into the besieged city to ensure enough food reaches the beleaguered citizens before the onset of winter,......

Humans Still Top Dogs

by our Rome correspondent FRANCISCANS and Jesuits have been waging a war of words this week over the capacity of animals to feel true love. Following the Franciscan......

Thousands Of Refugees Who Have Returned To Angola In The

hope of finding peace in their homeland face new uncertainties as the country's civil war erupts again. Pope John Paul II this week expressed dismay at Angola's renewed slide......

News In Brief

Marathon minister AN AMERICAN Franciscan crossed the finishing line of last week's New York Marathon to raise more than £1,000 for his order's infirmary. Fr Brian Jordan, who......

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Unemployment To Top Agenda At Bishops' Meeting

by Murray White THE GRAVE impact of tens of thousands of redundancies on family life in Britain will be top of the agenda for the bishops when they hold their November......

News In Brief

Chaplaincy blessing BISHOP Patrick Kelly has blessed the refurbished Catholic Chaplaincy centre in Manchester, and named it "Avila House" in honour of St Teresa of Avila. The......

European Businessmen Urged To Consider Moral Values

Hume chairs ethics summit on Europe by Angus Macdonald BUSINESS leaders, heads of • ,government and top academics from all over Europe gathered in London this week at the......

Dropping In On Homes For Children

A PARACHUTE-jumper who came down 3,000 feet to earth last month is hoping her feat will bring more than cheers. 21-yearold Catherine Flanagan says anyone who wants to sponsor......

Remembrance Day Protest 'insulting'

'CATHOLIC peace activists who tried to dig mock graves outside -the Ministry of Defence on Remembrance Day as a protest against preparations for war were "insulting" to those......

Bishop Celebrates Mass For Travelling People

A "MOBILE parish" from the East Midlands descended on Derby last weekend as several hundred travellers attended a special Mass. Friends and relatives came from as far as London......

Equal Funding For Ni Church Schools

CATHOLIC maintained schools in Northern Ireland have been promised full Government funding for the first time. The move would bring them into line with other state-controlled......

Religious Award For Catholic Grande Dame

A CATHOLIC marchioness vvill be honoured at the end of the month when Lord Halisham will present them with Templeton UK Project Awards. Antonella, Marchioness of Lothian,......

Bishops' Diaries

THE NOVEMBER meeting of the Bishops' Conference is top of the agenda for the majority of the bishops this week. Those at London Colney in Hertfordshire from Monday to Thursday......

Coming Soon

THE Catholic Stage Guild is to hold an Aids Awareness Mass, celebrated by Bishop Victor Guazzelli, at the Our Lady of Victories Church in Kensington High Street, London, on......

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A European Destiny

IF SUPPORTERS of the Maastricht Treaty on European Union felt that they had scored a success last week after John Major's defeat of the so-called Euro-sceptics in the Commons,......

Oxford Blues, Charm And Young Bill

Desmond Albrow AT THE tender age of 46, Bill Clinton is due to toddle into the White House to replace George Bush, at least 20 years his senior. I ‘vish him well, but cannot......

One Is Curious As To The Comment Which Jones's Moral

Theology (Catholic Herald, October 23) might make about Canon 930.2 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law. This provides: "a priest who is blind or suffering from some other infirmity,......

Dr Stuart: Not A True Catholic Theologian?

IN A "News in Brief" item you refer to Dr Elizabeth Stuart, author of Daring to Speak in Love's Name, as a Catholic theologian (Catholic Herald, October 30). This is erroneous......

Support For Inclusivity

YOUR report of the Catholic Renewal Movement's (CRM) support for the ordination of women (Catholic Herald, October 30) unfortunately gave the impression that the movement sees......

Placing Ourselves In The Shoes Of Vatican Conservatives

I WONDER if it is possible to defend the manipulative conservatives of Rome who are criticised in Ian Linden's account of the conference in Santo Domingo (Catholic Herald......

"it Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse

the darkness." As one crisis follows another and events take over by themselves out of control, 1992 is surely a year of darkness causing so many people to lose hope. Yet it is......

The Debate About The Proposed Closure Or Change Of Status

of St Philip's School in Birmingham raises important issues for many other inner-city RC schools in various parts of Britain, and, I would suggest for the Church as a whole. We......

Comments On Columnists: Monckton And Boylan

I FIND it a little hard to understand why there has been so much controversy on this page about your columnist Christopher Monckton (Catholic Herald, September 19, October 23,......

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Bill Clinton: Moralist Or Pragmatist When It Comes To...

D OES the Middle East peace process have the momentum it needs to function on autopilot with a disinterested Bill Clinton as president of the United States? Although refusing......

Democratic Liberalism

I N the days since Bill Clinton's sweeping election victory, the likely contours of his presidency have begun to take shape. His first statement as president-elect emphasised......

In Prisoners' Week, Paul Donovan Focuses On A Possible...

Behind bars, without justice P LACED on remand in Brixton prison for 18 months, accused of a murder he did not commit, Prem Sivalingham was then denied the right to attend......

Bourne Trust: First Anniversary Celebration

LAST weekend, the Bourne Trust had good reason to celebrate the first anniversary of its pioneering visitors' centre at Wormwood Scrubs. The Catholic trust opened the centre at......

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Mitred Men And The Corridors Of Power

High and Mitred: Prime Ministers as Bishop-makers 1837-1977 by Bernard Palmer (SPCK, £20) Peter Stanford THE sub-title of this scholarly book has the ring of a Mastermind......

A Book For The Continental Shelf

The Church in Latin America: 1492 to 1992 (Bums & Oates, £35) edited by Enrique Dussel Fr Michael Campbell-Johnston SJ THIS book was formally presented to the Latin American......

An Inimitable Literary Man Takes Charge

PG Wodehouse by Barry Phelps (Constable, £16.95) Desmond Albrow PG WODEHOUSE was the first "grown up" author that, as a schoolboy many years ago, I read for pleasure and......

A Time Of Gifts In The Speaker's Chair

George: A Biography of Viscount Tonypandy by EM Robertson (Marshall Pickering, £14.99) John Battle MP GEORGE Thomas was the Speaker of the House of Commons who brought "Order,......

Building On A New Wave Of Ideas

Medieval Architecture, Medieval Learning by Charles Redding and William Clark (Yale University Press, 122.50) Leigh Netts THE history of Canterbury Cathedral easily confirms......

A Bishop On The Side Of The People

Fall From Grace by Joe Broderick (Brandon, £6.99) Jonathan Kemp IT WAS inevitable that the life and disgrace of Bishop Eamonn Casey would be the subject of at least one book.......

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Aylesford: A Barn, A Tearoom And Samuel Pepys

W HAT'S the link between Samuel Pepys, selling religious books, feeding the British Navy and a nice cup of tea? The not so obvious answer is the tithe barn at The Friars,......

Literal Versus Figurative

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Malachi 3, 19-20a 2 Thessalonians 3, 7-12 Luke 21, 5-19 DURING these concluding weeks of the liturgical year the Church wants to......

A Hallowed Prayer For The Peoples Of The Earth

In the second of his series on man's relationship with God, Dom Bernard Orchard takes a look at the Lord's Prayer Speaking of Prayer T HE Lord's Prayer is in the truest sense......

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The Pain And The Wonder Of Children

Has a woman who chooses not to have children failed in some way? Of course not, says Clare Boylan I AM frequently asked if I mind not having children. More often than not this......

A Hidden Tradition Of Women Priests Or Misleading Evidence?

BROADCAST NEWS by Joanna Moorhead WOMEN in the priesthood was certainly the issue of the week, but how new an issue is it? Sunday's Everyman (Hidden Tradition, BBC1 ). examined......

Visions Of War And Peace

GALLERIES by Leigh Hatts HARRY Blacker was once mistaken for Picasso. In (act he is the cartoonist Nero whose work in the 1980s has proved prescient on such subjects as the......

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Razing The Ghetto Walls

A BOUT a year ago, I was giving a workshop when a man, about my own age, made the following comment: "I shudder when I think about the Catholicism we were raised on! To think......

Chickens On The Sacrificial Altar

Letter from America A CASE argued before America's Supreme Court has brought together an unlikely alliance of mainstream Churches and an Afro-Caribbean religion that practises......

Gentle Crowd Control For The Glitterati

Charterhouse Chronicle by Carmel Frtzsimon B OUNCERS are exceptionally nice people. Should one be in earshot I would go 40 far as to say that apart from boxers looking for a......