15th August 1969

15th August 1969
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Renewal Journal Needs Funds

By a Staff Reporter A N appeal for donations to meet the cost of producing the next issue of the Catholic Renewal Movement's monthly journal Bulletin has been issued by the......

Censorship Proposal For Bishops' Synod

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT T HE Bishops' Synod meet ing in Rome in October will consider a proposal that national bishops' conferences should not issue statements unless they......

Vatican Did Not Know

about Bishop Defregger FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT T HE Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano said this week that the German church authorities had "neglected" to tell the......

Clash In Argentine Over Rebel

P OLICE clashed last week for the third time with parishioners in the small Argentinian town of Canada de Gomez. near Rosario. A "sit-down" was being staged at the church in......

Savage Riots In Ulster

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT C ATHOLIC rioters battled with police amid burning buildings and clouds of tear gas in Londonderry into the early hours of Wednesday morning while......

Biafra Child Deaths 1,000 A Day Again

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT ATEST estimates by Joint A- 2 Church Aid representatives in Biafra show the child mortality rate once again above the 1.000-a-day mark. according to......

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29 Priests Asked To Choose New Bishop For Brentwood

BY A STAFF REPORTER P RESSURE from Brentwood clergy who want a next Bishop has achieved a modest success—but is as "only a faltering step in the right direction." After the......

`christianity Has No Boundaries'

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT INSPIRED by his historic visit to Africa, the Pope has stressed that the Christian faith knows no geographical boundaries, but it must be spread by a......

Bishop Shannon Has Married A Divorcee

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT B ISHOP JAMES SHANNON, 48, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul, Minnesota, who submitted his resignation last November, has married Mrs. Ruth Wilkinson,......

French Priest Condemned

T HE Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has officially condemned a French priest for publicly accusing Pope Paul and the Ecumenical Council of heresy. The......

Jail For Professor Who Interrupted Sermon

A N Italian university professor who interrupted a priest's sermon on Palm Sunday was sentenced last week to two months' imprisonment by the Municipal Court of Rome. Prof.......

Baptismal Rite Change Postponed

T HE date when the new rite of infant Baptism becomes mandatory has been changed to March 29 next instead of September 8 this year by a Vatican Decree which has been sent to......

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Don't Forget To Write To Us

T HE TASK of determining which "Letters to the Editor" should be printed is almost always an invidious one since space is drastically limited and the range of letters to choose......

Vatican Watching The Defregger Affair

THE VATICAN so far has done little more than hold a "watching brief" in the case of Bishop Matthias Defregger, the Munich Auxiliary, whose admitted role in the wartime massacre......

By Paula Davies

Saving children from leprosy I EPROSY is an emotive word which conjures up a frightening image of gross deformity. Few diseases arouse more conflicting feelings of pity and......

Debtors To The World

p ROTESTANTSwho attended the third Latin American Evangelical Conference in Buenos Aires were urged to show their "understanding and Christian brotherhood towards the Catholic......

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Path To Perfection

THE BISHOP DEFREGGER case has brought forward the question of how far a man's past should debar him from office. It is true that, if the Christian belief in repentance is to be......

The Priesthood The Way Of Renewal

L AST week 1 discussed some of the causes of the decline in vocations to the priesthood and suggested that a basic problem was the seeming irrelevancy of the life of the priest......

. I Became A Disturbed Child At The Age Of Six

This is the first of an occasional series by prominent Catholics looking back to their schooldays W HEN 1 was four or five went to a non-Catholic "dame school" or what is now......

The Case For Celibacy

PRIESTLY celibacy was an absolute essential to the total consecration the priest must make and which the world had a right to expect of him, said Cardinal Wright in an interview......

'thinking Church' Theme At Spode House

EDUCATION will be the 12 ' main topic at a conference at Spode House, Rugeley, Staffs., from January 1 to 5, under the general heading "The Thinking Church and the Teaching......

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Action On Biafra

A LL Christians must feel horror and frustration that the war in Biafra still drags on and that the waiting relief supplies cannot get through. Every one of us must have agreed......

Christian Socialists

I F is di ffi cult to stand by and hear (G. Mockler, July 18) the Labour party vilified. Humanist indeed! Few people seem to realise how many Catholics there are in the party.......

Relevance Of The Priesthood

T o reply in detail to Mr. St. John-Stevas's estimate (August 8) of the position of priests today and the lack of vocations. etc.. would require too lengthy a letter and is best......

Splitting Hares

I WAS much taken with Mrs. Elizabeth Courtney's letter of August 1, but I doubt if she is right about the soullessness of the hare. First, according to "The Chronicles of......

Anglican Pastoral

I T was typical of your sympathetic and courteous ecumenical interest that in your issue of August 8 you should have devoted a good deal of space to the Archbishops of......

Ireland No Dump

I PROTEST' bitterly against 2 Gabriel Fallon (August 1) glibly ascribing to me something I did not say. Your correspondent, Mr. T. P. O'Mahoney, had in a series of pejorative......

Peacemaker's Wife

C ONGRATULATIONS on the excellent profile of Jean Goss, peacemaker, in your issue of August 1. I should also like to draw attention to the wonderful work done by his wife, Dr.......

An Eccentric On Evolution

C HRISTOPHER HO C.I. 1 S writing (August 8) on Bernard Towers' book "Concerning Teilhard " and finding "unanswered questions" is in need of the right key, for which, to my mind.......

Why Attend Mass?

merely in terms of what the Church orders us to do, then for him the answer is clear. Although the Church tells us to go to Mass on 60 or so days in the year, there is a good......

Pope Paul's Order

w J. MORGAN of Rugby • writes (August 8) that if Pope Paul orders us to accept the Missa Normativa he will, of course, do so. But on April 3 Pope Paul did precisely this. On......

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Deserving Government

by CHARLES FLETCHER-COOKE, Q.C., M.P. The Government we Deserve by Cohn R. Coote (Eyre & Spottiswoode 45s.) T HIS is a nice, sensible book by a nice, sensible man. After a......

Swashbuckling Author And Adventurer

by LIONEL HARROWITL Ernest Hemingway by Carlos Baker (Collins 63s.) E RNEST HEMINGWAY, who died in 1961 from what seemed to be a selfinflicted gun shot, was and is, one could......

Under Shadow Of Schism

by ROSEMARY SHEE D At; bord du schisme? edited by Francois Refoule O.P. (Editions du Cerf) Existence humain et amour by Gustave Martelet S.J. (Desclee) IN November 1968, Fr.......

A Striking Contrast In Churches

S AW a couple of dynamic Churches on the box last Sunday. One, observed bird'seye - vicw through the person of Pope John, had its headquarters in Rome; the othe'r, seen......

Back To Noah

by MARY VAUGHAN The Moon in The Mud by Rosemary Harris (Faber and Faber 30s.). IWASN'T sure whether this book was aimed at any particular age-group, so I offered first read to......

Exhausting Neo-realist Italian Jest

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART A year old Italian comedy and a new French American cum Dutch production offer a vivid measure of the cinema's gadarene decline from the old human and......

Holiday Reading

The Coburgs of Belgium by Theo Aronson (Cassell 42s.) Extremely readable account of the Belgian royal family from its stormy nineteenth century origins to the present day. Among......

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Former Reporter Now A Priest

A FORMER reporter on a Scottish newspaper, Joseph Francis Doherty, was ordained on Sunday by Bishop Hart of Dunkeld at St. Mary ' s Monastery, Kinnoul, Perth. Fr. Doherty, who......

Obituary

Bishop Justin Field, 0.P., of Grenada, West Indies, aged 70, on the Feast of St. Dominic, in Grenada. He was born near Cheltenham, and after attending Hawkesyard School,......

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Government Plans Bill To Reform Marriage Laws

BY A STAFF REPORTER F VAR-REACHING reforms to Britain's matrimonial laws, which will end legal actions for breach of promise, enticement and seduction, and damages for......

Drugs Advisory Group To Aid

teachers T HE Teachers' Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drug Education is to be inaugurated next month, to aid teachers and students seeking information about the alcohol and......

20.000 Jehovah's I I Nesses Meet In Rome

T HE Jehovah's Witnesses are holding an international meeting this week in Rome, being attended by about 20,000 people. It is one of 25 taking place around the world this year......

Salesian Sisters To Teach At Paisley

T HREE nuns are to teach in St. Fergus' primary school, Ferguslie, Paisley, and will also work in clubs for girls. They are Salesian Sisters, a Congregation founded in Italy in......

Tales Of Solitude

C OULD you survive 119 days of total isolation on a desolate island in the Sub-Antarctic? Can you imagine, in your worst dreams, the physical and mental torture of eight months'......

Archbishop Sacks His Editor

COME 200 Catholics de" monstrated peacefully in front of the residence of Archbishop Liston of 'Auckland, New Zealand, both for and against his decision to remove Fr. P. F.......

Laymen Will Aid Control Of Diocesan Budget

A BOARD including a lay membership of eight will control the finances of the West German diocese of Munster from the beginning of next year. The members will be the vicar......

Vietnam Chaplains Decorated

T WO U.S. Army chaplains who are identical twins have been awarded the Army Legion of Merit award for service in Vietnam. They are Mgr. Gerard J. Gefell and Mgr. Joseph G.......

Outdoor Mass In Defiance Of Cardinal

A BOUT 1,000 people in Florence's industrial suburb of Isolotto have defied their archbishop who had prohibited outdoor Masses under pain of suspending any priest who celebrated......

New Latin Text Of Psalms

HOPE PAUL has approved -Ithe new Latin text for the Book of Psalms — the first step in a planned revision of the official Latin translation of the whole Bible. The new psalter......

Dutch Deacons Made Pastors

QIX men who have not yet " been ordained priests have been named pastors by Cardinal Alfrink of Utrecht. Five of them are deacons and one is a layman who has completed theology......

Two Spanish Priests Gaoled

T wo Spanish priests have been gaoled for 10 years and six years on a charge of "military rebellion"—distributing illegal leaflets—by a military court in Burgos, The I0year......

Catholic Herald 20 Years Ago

August 12, 1949 A CHIEVEMENTS of the Church toward easing the plight of war sufferers in Italy verge upon the incredible, according to reports received by Mgr. Swanstrom,......

Dogs Lend A Paw To Help Aged

H ELP THE AGED, the national appeal for the aged and refugee destitute abroad and needy aged in Britain, is organising a sponsored dog walk on Hampstead Heath on September 6,......

York Minster Appeal Fund

N AME; of subscribers to the York Minster Appeal Fund, which now exceeds £1,700,000, arc to be inscribed in an alphabetical Roll of Honour which will he on view at the Minster....

Nurses Plan Walk To Help Children

T HE nurses of St. Joseph's Hospital, Rosewell, Midlothian, are organising a charity walk on Sunday, September 28, to raise funds towards the cost of a £100.000 unit for......