14th August 1992

14th August 1992
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New Liturgy Sparks Gender Controversy

by Cristina Odone CATHOLIC traditionalists and liberal reformers are ready to battle over proposed liturgical revisions which would affect the Creed, parts of the Mass, and the......

Pope Suffered Eight Month Cancer Ordeal

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome POPE JOHN Paul II had been suffering stomach pains for the past eight months but refused to undergo a thorough medical examination, unofficial Vatican......

Fast Food For The Faithful

AUTHORITIES at Salisbury Cathedral have decided to supplement spiritual sustenance with a much more prosaic form of nourishment in their latest effort to attract commercial......

Rome Fights Aids Battle

by Lucy Lethbridge THE Vatican has condemned the suggestion that promoting the use of condoms and clean syringes can help tight AIDS. A top Vatican official told the Eighth......

Church Backs Force In Bosnia

by Timothy Elphick CATHOLIC Church leaders at home and abroad this week backed military action by an international force in BosniaHerzogovina to put a halt to "ethnic-cleansing"......

Arab Post In Holy Land

by our Rome correspondent IN KEEPING with signs of a new thaw in Israeli-Palestinian relations, the Franciscan Custodian of the Holy Land for the Vatican has proposed that an......

Wine Trick Just Old Hat

A SPECIAL scientific congress in North Italy has denounced the changing of the water into wine at the Marriage in Canaan in the New Testament as a trick known to the ancient......

The Assumption A Feast Unveiled By Ruth Rees, Page 5

MODERN MARIAN IDEALS Can the modem Catholic woman live up to her ideal? Josephine Robinson thinks she can, page 5 BRIGHT SPARK? Candida Brazil reviews Muriel Spark's......

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Aid Effort In Somalia Gathers Pace

by Timothy Elphick AS THE world watches aghast the heart-rending pictures of enfeebled and emaciated children struggling for life in famine-hit Somalia, Catholic aid agencies at......

Church Fears For Besieged City

FOR three weeks no food at all Rees said. has been flown into the besieged "There doesn't seem to be any Sudanese city of Juba, where clear indication which side in the 150.000......

Abortion Law Chaos

NEW German laws which would have liberalised abortion throughout the country were blocked by Germany's highest court this week. As many as 247 conservative members of the......

Fox Faces Final Chase To Ground

WHEELS have been set in motion to dismiss the controversial American "creation" theologian Fr Matthew Fox from his order, it was revealed this week. One of the last acts in......

Would-be Visionaries March On California Town

THOUSANDS of people have been converging on a California park this summer, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Virgin Mary. The would-be visionaries have been arriving at the town......

Glemp In Moscow

THE Polish primate, Cardinal Jozef Glemp, this week visited Moscow in an attempt to improve ecumenical relations between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. During the visit......

It's All In The Name

THE government of Zaire announced this week that the Church-led National Conference on democratic reform is to be abolished following its decision to press for a change in the......

Prelate Heralds End Of Fighting

AN ARCHBISHOP mediating in Church-sponsored peace talks to end Mozambique's 16-year-long civil war has greeted this week's joint declaration by the warring factions to end the......

News In Brief

Pope still on tour DESPI FE his recent operation for cancer, Pope John Paul II has announced that he still intends to the go to the October conference of Latin American bishops......

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Hume Pays Tribute To Campaigner

by Angus Macdonald CARDINAL Basil Hume has paid tribute to Lord Devlin, the former Law Lord, who died this week at the age of 86. Lord Devlin regarded as one of the finest......

Water And Wine Tv Comedy Act Off Limits

A TELEVISION comedy sketch by the comedian Rowan Atkinson in which he plays a priest who nibbles a communion wafer dipped in wine whilst telling an obscene story has been......

Hospital Chaplains Fight Performance-linked Pay

CATHOLIC hospital chaplains are concerned at Government attempts to introduce performance-linked pay. The move was announced this week by the public services union Nalgo, which......

Pro-lifers Face Legal Action Over Leaflets

PRO-LIFERS could face legal action after allegations that leaflets they distributed during the general election campaign were illegal. The charges were made by a former civil......

Fears For Catholic Primary School 'in Firing Line

FEARS that security forces in Northern Ireland could be using a Catholic primary school as "cover" fur an extended battle against the IRA in a sensitive border area were......

Abbey Centre Opened

THE National Trust's most popular property, the ruined Cistercian abbey of Fountains in Yorkshire, is to have a gleaming new visitors centre. It has taken six years of planning......

Gay Groups Picket Cathedral On Rights

THE recent Vatican letter curtailing homosexual rights has fuelled protests from a number of homosexual rights groups in this country already. More than 30 members of the gay......

News In Brief

Row over miracle cure A ROW has blown up between Dr Morris Cerullo, the American evangelist, who claims miraculous healings among his followers, and Sir Montague Levine, the......

Bishops' Diaries

11 IS still a quiet holiday time for the bishops, but there are a few events for the week. Bishop Howard Tripp, auxiliary in Southwark, will be joining the Rosary Pilgrimage at......

Coming Soon

THE Victorian society is to host a series of lectures on Victorian Church Architecture at King's College, London. The aim is to look at church and chapel building in the context......

Obituaries

LORD Devlin, who died on Sunday night, was one of Britain's most distinguished Law Lords. He was born on November 25, 1905 and was educated at Stoneyhurst arid Christ's College......

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Catholic Herald

Herald House, Lambs Passage, Bunhill Row, London EClY 8TQ Telephone 071-588 3101 Fax 071-256 9728 Editor CrisHna Odone, literary Editor Joanna Moorhead; Advertisement Director......

Instruments Of Livelihood And Death

JOHN BATTLE MP THE Henry Moore Sculpture Gallery has pride of place in the centre of Leeds. knew I'd have to take some time out to look at this month's exhibition by the......

Letters To The Editor

Why there is evil in life THE age-old question posed by Joy Lomax (Catholic Herald, July 31). as to why God permits natural disasters, is both impossible and easy to answer.......

Preparing Young Couples For Marriage

DR JACK Dominion writes (Catholic Herald, July 31) that marriage "is a Sacrament beyond the need to abstain from from sexual intercourse before the wedding night, a rule widely......

Is The Church Supporting Victims Of Child Abuse?

IT WAS with some surprise that I read that the Church aids victims of child abuse (Catholic Herald, July 31). As a Catholic who was sexually abused in childhood and who set up......

Homophobic Rulings Are Akin To Allowing Slavery

MOST Christian Churches condoned slavery an embarrassingly short time ago. So I suppose we could afford to he philosophical about the advice to the American bishops (Catholic......

Catholics Wary Of Feminist Goals In The Church

FR PETER Verity is no doubt correct in stating that "it is ridiculous to suggest that radical feminists have infiltrated the hierarchy. (Catholic Herald, July 31). The central......

Star Signs And The Clergy

RE THE interesting article by Alison Mackay on Horoscopes (Catholic Herald, July 31) I was astonished to read that Patric Walker became an astrologer after receiving......

Radical Renewal In Scotland

I READ with interest John McLean's description of the Church in Scotland (Catholic Herald, July 31). I would like to correct an error regarding the Renew Programme and the......

Any Tales To Tell The 'y'?

THE Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) is collecting anecdotes and photographs for a publication on people's YWCA memories, and would very much like to hear from anyone......

Drawing People To Christ By Teaching Re

I AM amazed that Leslie Tierney is unhappy with the idea of children learning what it is to be a Christian in today's world (Catholic Herald, July 24). Surely the object. not......

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Josephine Robinson, Chair Of The Association Of Catholic...

THE embodiment of a standard of perfection is a definition of an ideal. So the ideal Catholic woman. like the ideal Catholic man, must stick close to Christ, in loving God and......

Catholic Women Are First-class Citizens

Christopher Monckton describes his ideal modern Catholic woman and argues that the place of women in the Catholic Church is superior to that of men THE Assumption has long been......

Traditionalists Might Argue That There Can Be No Higher Role

than that of the priest in the Church today Since I met Juliet I have been transformed from a curmudgeonly cuss into a human being...

Maidenly Model Of All Virtues

Ruth Rees unveils the mystery of the Feast Of the Assumption, and examines the multiple roles of Our Lady IN November 1950. when Pope Pius XII infallibly defined the dogma of......

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Sparked Into Life By A World Of Letters

Curriculum Vitae: The Autobiography of Muriel Spark (Constable, £14.95) Candida Brazil AT the risk of sounding pedestrian, Spark's chief aim in Curriculum Vitae is to "put the......

A Priestly Dilemma

Touching the Face of God by Donna Tiernan Mahoney (The Mercier Press, Dublin, £9.99) David Browne IT IS refreshing to find a married woman's view of how priests live. The......

Poetry And Prose Of A Good And Worthy Man

Robert Bridges: A Biography by Catherine Phillips (Oxford University Press, £25) Desmond Albrow AT THE outset, a confession. Before opening this book, Robert Bridges was merely......

A Therapy For The Nations Of The World

Reconciliation by Robert Schreiter (Orbis Books, £7.95) Sr Miriam ODC ROBERT Petersen, executive director of the Boston Theological Institute, says in his foreword to this book......

Eccentrics And Scholars In The Monasteries Of England

Gothic Rage Undone: English Monks in the Age of the Enlightenment by Geoffrey Scott (Downside Abbey, £27) Michael Walsh AT FIRST sight there is something slightly inbred about......

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The Sacred And The Profane

An ancient ceremony from pagan days will be revived in Ireland during the Irish Homecoming Festival in September. Terence Sheehy uncovers historical roots and bizarre rituals......

Back To Where Jesus Was Baptised

A visit to Jericho is one of the great pleasures of travelling to the Holy Land, reports Sr Lavinia Byrne A STONE carved sign in Jericho reads, "To the baptism of Jesus". Woe......

The Unknown Corners Of Ireland

Terence Sheehy explores some of the more beautiful spots in the Emerald Isle, and finds they are still unspoilt by tourism JUST north of Dublin airport, and a slight detour......

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Face To Face With Past Expressions

WINDOW ON THE ARTS by Timothy Elphick FROM the walls of great houses and museums up and down the land ancestral faces of the great and the good peer out from :rumbling, gilded......

A Very Good Samaritan

BROADCAST NEWS by Joanna Moorhead SAMARITANS, those patient and kindly types who will persuade you in from the 14th floor window ledge when all else seems to have failed, keep......

Keeping On Track With A Steady Pace In The Race We Have...

Jeremiah 38, 46, 8 10 Hebrews 12, 1 4 Luke 12, 49 53 SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards LIKE last Sunday, today's second reading is taken from the Hebrews. The author......

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The Land Time Forgot

In the first of a series of articles on his recent journey to an orphanage in the Ukraine, John Badham reflects on a country struggling to find its feet JUST a few weeks ago we......

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Unlocking The Door To Jesus

Brian Dooley AT LAST I've been burgled. Twice in a week. No longer will I feel left out when the conversation turns to near-violent experiences and intrusions into the home.......

He Said He Hoped Jesus Would Show Mercy To Me

and my fellow Catholics How come Catholics kissedMary's statue when they went to Mass? Priests against the elements ... nuns battling wild animals...

Sun Worship And Soul Rays

Ronald Rolheiser I LOVE the sun. Something about it lifts my soul. My body too rarely gets enough of it. Against the advice of my parents, and now the doctors, I have always......

Saying 'hi' To Everyone Up There

Letter from America OCCASIONALLY being a Catholic means less about Catholicism and more about embracing Christianity. A few days ago, I talked to four Catholics aged 15 and 16,......

Prize Crossword No 2274

Quotations from Sunday readings (20th of year): 1,25 across, 7 down ACROSS 1 "Let Jeremiah (Jeremiah 38)(2,3,2,5) 7 With dress in position, worn out (7) 8 Enliven one friend......