14th February 1992

14th February 1992
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Parents And Clergy Claim Victory As Secretary Of State...

Minister bows to church ressure by Paul Goodman MONTHS of intense lobbying by parents, teachers, and clergy paid off earlier this week when, in an unexpected announcement,......

Union Leader Pays Tribute To Cardinal

by Angus Macdonald CARDINAL Basil Hume received a giant trade union banner depicting one of his illustrious predecessors, Cardinal Manning, from Ron Todd, general secretary of......

Morality And The Monetary Union: European Parliament...

Catherwood begins our new series on God and Mammon, page 5 DESIGNER GIVING: Do we benefit charity, or does charity benefit us, asks John Battle MP, page 4 ONE FAITH, BUT TWO......

Nazi Claims Anger Icome

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome and Timothy Elphick CLAIMS this week that Nazi war criminals were smuggled out of post-war Europe on speciallyissued Vatican passports have been denied......

Church Heritage Lost

by our Rome correspondent ALARMING numbers of works of art and historical artefacts belonging to the church have fallen into the hands of the Mafia and international criminal......

Archbishop Warns Of Upsurge In Violence Caring By Timothy...

ATTEMPTS to sabotage progress towards a new South Africa were responsible for the murder of a Christian community worker and a leader of the Zulu-based Inkatha Freedom Party,......

Hume Backs Initiative

CARDINAL Basil Hume is to help launch a new ecumenical youth initiative with the backing of the Prince's Trust. The Trust, set up by Prince Charles to assist projects that aid......

Cathedral Revisited

MASS has been celebrated at Cardiff's Llandaff Cathedral for the first time since the Reformation. The concelebrants were historian Fr Stanley Luff the parish priest of......

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Robberies Force Churches To Lock Up

Letter from Lisbon PORTUGUESE dioceses are waking up to the fact that church fittings, often of great value, are in serious danger from robbery though one does now find that......

Death Threat Cleric Wins Award For Land Campaign

by Judith Rice RIO Maria, in the southern Amazon region of Brazil, has come to be known as the "town of the deaths foretold", There are only 15,000 inhabitants, but it has......

Priest Murder Trial Closer

TWO secret police generals are to be charged with masterminding the 1984 murder of the pro-Solidarity priest Fr Jerzy Popieluszko in Poland eight years ago, it was announced in......

Rome In Row With Greek Orthodox

by Timothy Elphick Vatican relations with the Orthodox in Greece came close to breaking down this week, as Orthodox church leaders called on the government in Athens to......

Forced Handover

SUDAN'S government is pressurising the church to hand over centres it set up for children displaced by the civil war, the Camboni missionary order claimed in Rome this week. Fr......

Boat People's Return Trip Condemned

BISHOPS and church leaders in the United States this week urged the Bush administration to halt immediately its repatriation of thousands of Haitian boat people intercepted at......

News In Brief

Prelate hostage UGANDA's Catholic Archbishop Emmanuel Wamala was held hostage for 21 hours this week by a man believed to have been a soldier during the dictatorship of Idi......

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Cardinal Calm In Face Of Sdlp Attack

by Paul Goodman IN the wake of a week during which the security situation in Northern Ireland appeared to be breaking down completely, Cardinal Cahal Daly of Armagh the Primate......

Sisters Set Sail To Found Multiracial Convent

SEVEN Carmelite nuns left Britain this week on a one-way voyage to establish their order's first multi-racial convent in South Africa. The nuns, who left from Felixstowe on......

Synod To Debate Arcic

IN the wake of recent Anglican Congregation for the Doctrine of criticisms of the Vatican's the Faith that seems likely to response to ARCIC 1, the prove the most controversial......

Education Sunday

Learning together: Partners in Discovery is to be the theme of this year's ecumenical Education Sunday, being celebrated nationally on February 16, when Christian educators of......

Bishops' Diaries

MATTERS medical occupy some of the bishops this week. A hospital visit is on the cards for Bishop Patrick Kelly of Salford, who will be at Booth Hall Children's Hospital in......

Problems Of Prayer Debated At Herald Lecture

MORE than 100 people gathered this week in the crypt of Britain's oldest Catholic church, St Etheldreda's in London, to hear a debate on the importance of' prayer between two of......

News In Brief Candidates On The Spot

CHURCH groups are to have the chance to quiz parliamentary candidates on their election promises. A nationwide programme of allparty meetings is being promoted by the ecumenical......

Coming Soon

BEYOND the Cold War: Redefining Global Security is the title of a lecture in the series A New World Order? For Who? currently being run at St James's, Piccadilly. The lecture is......

Obituaries

A PRIEST who was decorated for gallantry in the Second World War while chaplain to the US Army Rangers, has died at the age of 86. Fr Albert Basil served with the US troops......

Lenders Are Too Quick To Resort To Reposession

by Angus Macdonald MORTGAGE lenders are too quick to resort to reposessions when homeowners have financial difficulties, according to a new book published by a Catholic housing......

Warning On Abortion Pill Dangers

PRO-ABORTIONISTS have swept aside warnings about the dangers of the abortion pill, audiences around the country have been told this week during a lecture series organised by the......

Convent Kidnap Attempt

POLICE this week said they were following up new lines of inquiry after a man tried to kidnap an 11year old girl from a south London convent school. The attack happened at......

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Catholic Herald

Herald House, Lambs Passage, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TQ Telephone 071 588 3101 Fax 071 256 9728 Editor Peter Stanford; Deputy Editor Joanna Moorhead; Advertisement Director......

Designer Giving

JOHN BATTLE MP HOW do you get a 33 per cent subsidy on a good dinner with friends at one of London's top venues? The answer, seemingly, is to attend a charity "do"; pay out......

Letters To The Editor

No shock intender by Outrage school leaflets CONTRARY to the impression given by your editorial (January 31) , the leafleting of Sacred Heart secondary school by the homosexual......

Another Side To Opus Dei

WHAT a pity that your paper seems so antagonistic towards Opus Dci and its holy founder! It has been my own experience over about 20 years that a number of friends who are......

Handicapped By Labels

RE Clare Connors (January 24): In a world which is trying to understress the difficulties experienced by handicapped people in order to save money such as pushing people out......

A Question Of Honour

WHILE I would want to uphold the freedom of every Catholic to express her/his personal faith in Christ in perfect fidelity to the inner promptings of the Holy Spirit, I do think......

Turn It Down, Father

Re: Fr Sande letter (February 7 1992). How wonderful to find that I am not alone in longing for just one minute's break in the ceaseless natter, natter, clang and clatter of the......

Going At A Fair Gallop

FR John Owen (January 31) is surely incorrect in stating that Henry Tudor visited St Winefride's shrine at Holywell just before the Battle of Bosworth. His timetable is well......

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Monetary Union -amoral Issue

In the first of a series on the often conflicting claims of Christianity and the world of finance, Sir Fred Catherwood asks if economics and the good of its peoples have not......

Promises 9

promises and polling day David Melding, a Conservative candidate in the forthcoming election, examines our conscience THE countdown to the general election has well and truly......

Freedom Brings Its Own Strange Best-sellers

Polish Notebook WHO could have known that the first Polish edition of Mein Kampf would have been a bestseller? However, the publisher, Marek Socha, may face charges of......

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Erich Segal, Author Of Love Story, Has Turned His...

One faith, but two religions THE mother of one of my college friends walked out of Love Story half way through. She hadn't run out of tissues. It was because Ryan O'Neal swore......

Liberal Who Was Born To Be Loved

The Life of Charles James Fox by Stanley Ayling (John Murray £19.95) RC Baker STANLEY Ayling has written a number of highly competent biographies on eighteenth century men and......

Behind The Painted Playwright's Smile

William Shakespeare A Life by Garry O'Connor (Hodder & Stoughton, £19.99) Elizabeth Leeming ON the dustcover of this new biography of Shakespeare is reproduced a portrait......

Tales From The Irish Bar

Windward the Law by Rex Mackey (Round Hall Press, £19.95) David Twiston Davies NOWHERE is the tragi-comedy of the Anglo-Irish marriage more apparent than in the law. With its......

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Magic And Myths, With A Touch Of The Supernatural, From...

The Penguin Book of Latin American Short Stories edited by Thomas Colehie (Viking, £15.99) Jennifer Hickman THIS is no pedestrian selection of South American stories. In fact......

The Demise Of Anglo C Atholicism

Living Tradition: Affirming Catholicism in the Anglican Church edited by Jeffrey John (Darton, Longman and Todd, £6.95) Bishop Mervyn Stockwood THE basic contention in this......

Prayerful Reading For The Priesthood

Light in the Lord by Cardinal Basil Hume OSB (St Paul Publications, £7.95) Angus Macdonald "A COLLECTION of thoughts and comments occasioned by the demands of a busy pastoral......

Grace Of The Leopard

Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis (Peter Owen, £14.95) William Riviere TO my shame I had never read a line by Machado de Assis, but having now in a single enchanted day read Data......

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A Walk On The Wild Side

WIND I S ON THE SOUL by Timothy Elphick IN A world of savages where spirits stalk the forests at the dead of night and dreams are thought more real than consciousness, what......

Why Money Won't Buy You Love...but You Can Find Happiness

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Jeremiah 17: 5-8 1 Corinthians 15: 12, 16-20 Luke 6: 17 20-26 OUR everyday life is driven by our need of having financial security.......

Sex And Some Serious Questions

BROADCAST NEWS by Deborah Thomas Priests of Passion (Channel 4 Monday) is an emotive title for a programme about priests who marry: it sounds more like a Sun headline about a......

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Murder And The Middle Classes

CHARTERHOUSE CHRONICLE Simon Lee SO THE editor of this paper does have the gift of prophecy. Last week's Charterhouse Chronicle was clearly written before the revelations about......

Of Moon

goddesses and mysticism Ronald Rolheiser ONE of the most significant developments in the western world today is the growth of neo-paganism. The manifestation of this are......

Memory Loss On The Costa Bureaucratica

THOUGHTS FROM A WELSH PARISH St Robert's Presbytery Coronation Street Aberkenfig Mid Glamorgan. IN THESE weeks before the next general election, most politicians lapse into......