14th March 1969

14th March 1969
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Priests Want Say In Election Of Bishops

BY STAFF REPORTERS m ORE, than three quarters of the priests who answered a CATHOLIC HERALD questionnaire are dissatisfied with the present method of appointing bishops and......

Fewer Dutch Priests

By a Special Correspondent T HE Church in Holland is losing priests, nuns and members faster than it can recruit them, said a report by the Catholic SocialChurch Institute on......

Threat To Rhodesian Missions' Grants

By a Special Correspondent T HE bishops of Rhodesia have expressed regret over a Government plan that will reduce grants to many mission hospitals and clinics, which are......

Student Voice

T HE correspondence on the letters page, which has followed the articles on students by John Braine and M. D. Jempson, of Sussex University, has shown, among other things, the......

U Thant And Pope To Discuss Peace

U T THANT, Secretary Gent-) era! of the United Nations, plans to visit Pope Paul in May, according to • wellinformed U.N. sources. Their discussions will be on peace moves in......

U.s. 'kite' On Envoy

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT PRESIDENT NIXON'S statement that sending a permanent American envoy to the Vatican was a "possibility" is being regarded as a "trial kite" in both......

852,000 Sought To Fight Measles

O XFAM is appealing for £52;000 to cover the cost of 300,000 doses of antimeasles vaccine which it is contributing to an emergency immunisation programme in Biafra. There have......

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Priest Attacks Ad Hoe Group At Teach-in

BY A STAFF REPORTER F EARS that a teach-in on birth control in Leicester last Friday, organised by a local Ad Hoc group of 60 Catholics, might be the occasion for more than......

Catholic Herald 20 Years Ago

March 18,1949. C ARDINAL SPELLMAN, Archbishop of New York, announced at the end of last week that a settlement had been reached in the gravediggers' strike at Calvary Cemetery,......

Austrian Pill Study 'not Approved By Bishops'

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT CARDINAL KOENIG of Vienna, president of the Austrian bishops' conference, has denied that the bishops have given any official approval to the......

Another Boys' School To Admit Girls

REDRIC'E School, And over, Hants, is the latest Catholic boys' school to admit girl pupils. It announced at the weekend that girls aged 12 to 18 would be accepted as day pupils......

Theologian Stands By

`incubator ' remark A LEADING theologian who recently said parents were free to allow a premature, deformed child to die by not placing it in an incubator, said last week that......

`mid-lent Not Too Late'

U RGING self-denial in a mid-Lent pastoral letter read at all Masses in the Menevia Diocese last Sunday, Bishop Petit and Auxiliary Bishop Fox say: "Does a midI.ent letter come......

`degrading To Stifle Freedom,' Says Jesuit

F R. CYRIL BARRE'TT. S.J., said last week that while it was true there could be no responsibility without freedom, it did not follow that to be fully responsible a man must owe......

Mass In King's College Chapel

T HE first Catholic Mass in King's College Chapel, Cambridge, since the Reformation is to be celebrated early next term — "a private affair just for members of the college,"......

Ukrainian Bishop Arrested

B nISHOP WELYCZKOWSKI of the Ukraine was arrested by Soviet police in Lvov several weeks ago, says the Austrian Catholic press agency. He was one of thousands of Ukrainian......

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I Paula Davies Tries A School Dinner

'FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD' 'FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD' WROG'S SPAWN' and `stodge'—tapioca and steamed pudding—children have one language, adults another. But it all boils down to school......

Desmond Fennell's Dublin Diary

ANS The comforts of the poor mouth IT is hard to turn your back on the comforts of the poor mouth when you have been indulging in them snugly for a very long time. This is the......

Ecumenism Does Not Oppose Conversion

by M•r. LAURANCE GOULDER A GREAT deal has happened since that November day in 1887 when the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom began its work for the conversion of the peoples of......

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A Call From

arms I N material terms, Britain's dilemma over the Nigeria-Biafra conflict differs enormously from that of the United States over Vietnam. In moral terms it differs only in......

Whiter Than White

T HERE is nothing like a radio or television interview to produce a remarkable dry cleaning of the political soul. The Prime Minister underwent the process on Sunday and......

Mutiny, Hope And Bewilderment In Dutch Church

I HAD read much about "those Dutch Catholics," and met some of them—in London. At a distance the avant-garde movement in Holland had looked so eccentric as to defeat its own......

Respect For Human Life-111

Why abortion should be condemned by Norman St. John-Stevas T HIS week. I wish to continue my discussion of the moral principles governing abortion. I ended the first part of......

London Week On Addiction

ALCOHOLISM, drugs, compulsive gambling and smoking were all discussed during the London Week on Addiction, sponsored by the Westminster Conference Concerning Addiction, which is......

Reflection

by Fr. P. J. TANSEY The mystery of faith C HURCHILL was once asked what lie thought of Stalin. "He is a conundrum, wrapt in an enigma, cocooned in a cloud of mystery." Later......

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Fear As A Religious Motive

B ISHOP BUTLER'S ohservations (March 7) on the "missioner in one of our parishes who said that the bells of the An g lican Church were the bells of hell" makes one wonder to......

Still In Prison

E ARLY last year I wrote to ask the support of CATHOLIC HERALD readers in e ff orts which the Manchester Amnesty Group is makin g to secure the release of Manuel Rodri g ues, a......

Senior Service

A S this is a time of crisis and of renewal in the Church, may I suggest that we, members of the Body of Christ, need more than ever to put our spiritual ener g y to support the......

Manipulation Of Men For Money

IN his letter of February 28, John Braine tells us: "What is actually behind Mr. Jempson's talk of revolution is the lust for power. He wants to chan g e people's lives." Later,......

Attack On Irish Times'

D ESMOND FENNIILL'S atrabilious and intemperate attack on the Irish Times (Dublin Diary, February 28), is, puttin g it mildly, grossly unfair and misleadin g ly inaccurate. The......

C.h. Paisleyites

HE only conclusion 1 can come to is that there must be a good many Paisleyites in the CATHOLIC HERALD office. You give him all the publicity he wants. The crownin g insult to us......

Subscribe Forget The Nazi To Hansard, Horrors In Fight...

over euthanasia F R. O'MAHONEY really cannot be allowed to wriggle out of what he plainly implied. His defence ( February 21) to my char g e of innuendo that Catholic M.P.s were......

Work Of S.m.c.

M EMBERS of the Social Morality Council Christian, Jewish or Humanist —will, I am sure, be grateful for your publication of the article (March 7 ) by our President, Bishop......

Mr. Nick Conway (march 7) Rightly Concludes That From The

frequency of its use, a detached observer could be forgiven for thinking that the "thin edge of the wedge" argument is the only one we have, whereas, in fact, there is an......

Teachers,, Clergy And Parents

HANK you for your article of February 28 on Parents and Education, which was of g reat interest to me. However, while I heartily endorse all moves towards a workin g partnership......

Priests Protest

fi N behalf of the Catholic I L' Priests' Association, which numbers more than 300 priests in this country, we strongly and emphatically protest against the contents, tone and......

Questions Answers

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question. Where in the scriptures can I find the quotation which forbids birth control? S.K., Halifax, Yorkshire. Answer. Quite simply, nowhere.......

Scripture And Birth Control

adduce any scriptural ar g ument. The only biblical quotation which might conceivably have been used is the well-known story of Onan in Genesis, chapter 38, verses 8 to 10.......

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Conflict Of Values In Early Days Of An Empire

by GERARD TYRRELL Fidalgos and' Philanthropists (The Santa Casa da Misericordia of Bahia, 1550-1755) by A. J. R. Russell-Wood (Macmillan 105s.) BURIED from view to all but the......

Illegitimate Parenthood

by PETER FLOOD, O.S.B. Orphans of the I.iving — a study of bastardy by Diana Dewar (Hutchinson 35s.) T HIS is a reasonably objective study of the problems raised by the......

A Religion For Our Time By Fr. Louis Evely (burns

Oates 16s.) FR. EVELY'S spiritual writings have sold massively in eleven languages. As I read I look for the reason and decide it's enthusiasm. You race through carried by his......

Two Views Of

Teilhard Letters to Leontine Zanta Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (Collins 21s.) 'PHIS is the sixth volume of Teilhard's letters to appear in English. It is the most personal and......

Stages In A Controversy

by NEVILLE SYMINGTON Controversy — the Birth Control Debate by Ambrogio Valsecchi. Translated by Dorothy White (Geoffrey Chapman 35s.) T HEN years ago no Catholic theologian......

Ireland Examined And Re-explored

by LIONEL HARROWITZ The Irish Question 1840 - 1921 by Nicholas Mansergh (Allen and Unwin 25s.) The Importance of Being Irish by Alan Bestic (Cassell 30s.) IT is fitting and......

... And Now Back To 'erin'

by FRED BASON The High Deeds of Finn Mac Cool by Rosemary Sutcliff (Penguin 4s.) Y OUR reviewer never had the good fortune to have either brothers or sisters. He has never......

By Ivor .brown

Charles Booth's London A Selection edited by Albert Fried and Richard Elman (Hutchinson 50s.) OURS is a period of inces sant inquiry, The air is heavy with Quiz programmes. We......

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Goodness In Giggles

A NYONE who in this vale of tears can make us laugh deserves our constant thanks. Obstinately optimistic as I am, I cannot help feeling that all laughter, with the sole......

Spectre Of An Emancipated Woman

COINCIDENCE and fashion have brought revolution to the cinema with a splash. All but one of the movies reviewed here this week have some connection with "the revolution" in......

Four-square Against The World

by HUGH KAY "A BALCONY on the infinite" was the way Eugenio d'Ors, the Spanish essayist, described neighbouring Portugal. For him the infinite was the Atlantic Ocean. But his......

Art By Bernard Mclntee

Sculpture and stained glass P ERHAPS the slate hasn't been wiped clean. In art galleries today one can see paintings, always large. which are canvases covered with paint of one......

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Cnd "marchers" Will Travel By Coach

T HE Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is planning a four-day demonstration at Easter, which, it says, will be the most comprehensive ever held. But this time the "marchers" will......

Maisie Ward Fund For Fatherless

T O celebrate the 80th birthday in January of Maisie Ward (Mrs. Frank Sheed) founder and president of the Catholic Housing Aid Society, its committee has decided to set up a......

Bbc Repeat Talk With Dying Woman T He Courageous Words Of

a wife and mother who knew that she only had a few weeks to live will be heard again on Radio 4 on Easter Sunday, April 6, when one of the most remarkable interviews ever......

Catholic Enquiry Centre Deficit

T HE Catholic Enquiry Centre had a deficit of £1.044 for 1968, compared with a surplus of £5,904 for the previous year. Receipts, which totalled £41,448 in 1967, fell to......

Higher Charges

Together with higher maintenance charges, the cost to the society in 1968 was £3,500, and will he nearer to £5,000 in the current year due to the increased number of houses in......

Radio & Television

MONDAY: Radio 4 15-10 p.m.). World Theatre. Becket, by Jean Anoulth. Produced by Ronald Mason, FRIDAY: Radio 3 (4.55-6.20 The Young idea. Records chosen by the under-twenties......

Beda College Ordinations

IN Rome and Monte Cassino as well as in England, 13 deacons from the Pontifical Beds College, Rome, the seminary for late vocations, will be ordained between March 22 and 25.......