15th May 1970

15th May 1970
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Celibacy Debate Plea By Cardinal Suenens

BY A STAFF REPORTER CARDINAL SUENENS, Primate of Belgium, has made a vigorous plea to the Pope for the problem of compulsory celibacy to be thrown open for responsible debate.......

Rhodesian Clash May Be Avoided

LLOWING talks last Friday between Mr. Ian Smith, R hodesian Prime Minister, and Bishop Lamont of Unnali and Bishop Haene of Gwelo on the government's racial policies, hopes rose......

Free Poles' Leader Dies

BY A STAFF REPORTER CZENERAL WLADYS`-' LAW ANDERS, one of the outstanding figures of the 1939-45 war, who won fame as a commander of the Second Polish Corps, died in a London......

Defiance Threat By Latin Mass Group

BY A STAFF REPORTER A RESOLUTION instructing the committee of the Latin Mass Society to take "all practical steps, to promote the celebration of the Tridentine Mass, even if......

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Minister Praises Co-operation On Comprehensives

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT THE way Catholic education authorities had co-operated in the Governsment's plans for comprehensive schools was praised last week by Mr. Edward......

Bishop Points Out Dangers Of Mixed Marriages

BY A STAFF REPORTER THE Church still emphar sises very strongly the importance of Catholics marrying Catholics, says Bishop Cashman of Arundel and Brighton in a pastoral letter......

Armenian Primate In Rome

DOPE PAUL and the spiritual leader of two million Armenians in the Soviet ETnion, Ca tholioos Vazgen 1, exchanged an historic kiss of peace in the Sistine Chapel on Saturday,......

Murderer Of Maria Goretti Dies At 89

A MAN who murdered a saint died last week at the age of 89 in a monastery hospital. He was Alessandro Serenelli, who became widely known 20 years ago when the Catholic Church......

U.s. Scholar Leaving Jesuits

F R. JOHN McKENZIE, S.J., the American scripture scholar and member of the theology department of Notre Dame University, Indiana, has announced that he wishes to leave the......

Priest Tells Why Children Need Sex Education

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT present sense of urgency over sex education was due to the fact that children today could not escape from the "barrage of warped innuendo about sex......

Israel Urged To Quit Arab Territory

A CALL for the evacuation by Israel of Arab territory as "a first and indispensable step" towards peace in the Middle East was made on Sunday by 400 Christians of many......

Cenacle Foundress Canonised

T HE French nun who founded the Congrega tion of Our Lady of the Cenacle Retreat, Sister Marie Viotoire Terese Couderc. was .canonised on Sunday by Pope Pad in St. Peter's......

Fr. Ian Hislop Re-elected

T HE English Dominican province has re-elected Fr. Ian Hislop, 0.P., for a second four-year term as Provincial. The election took place at the provincial chapter meeting at......

Poor Clares Move After 113 Years

N UNS of the Poor Clares Colettines enclosed order are moving from the house in Notting Hill, which the order has occupied for 113 years, to a newly built house at Arkley.......

Pilgrimage To Glastonbury

C LIFTON Diocese is holding its annual pilgrimage to Glastonbury on Sunday, May 24. Special arrangements are being made for the disabled and handicapped. The procession through......

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Guides' Diamond Jubilee

by PAULA DAVIES CARDINAL IIEENAN to morrow will conduct a thanksgiving service in Westminster Cathedral in honour of the Girl Guides diamond jubilee. To anyone who has never......

50 Children Make For A Happy Papal Audience

ALAN McELWAIN'S ROME DIARY A GROUP of about 50 Australian and New Zealand children excitedly flocking about the Pope last weekend made one of the happiest audiences he has......

Hold On For Life

by F. C. PRICE O N one wall of the main office of the Manchester Telephone Samaritans is a Large-scale map of the area stretching from Macclesfield in the south to Bolton in......

Mystery Of Faith

"IE1' us proclaim the mys 4 tery of faith." We have grown familiar with this invitation recently inserted in the Mass after the Consecration. Faith is not just a mental......

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Students And Democracy

IT is always a tragic waste when anti-Estab lishment forces undermine each other's efforts through the irresponsibility of a minority. The extremists who either tried or......

Ireland Living In The Eye Of A Political Hurricane

From Donal Mooney in Dublin wOR the moment at least -R- the air of crisis in the Republic of Ireland has been dispelled. Confused and deeply alarmed by the incredible events of......

Wrong Tone Of Rome Decree

by Norman St. John Stevas W E have now, all of us, had time to consider the new rules on mixed marriages which have come from the Vatican and are able to give a considered......

High Minds And Low Tactics

IT'S not only the Church that is suffering from a "crisis of confidence": the Conservative party seems to have about as much panache as a wet blancmange if its reactions to......

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Homes Destroyed To Make Way For The Motorways

1, 4 ' , VERY week your Readers' Open Forum makes fascinating and informative reading, but for that I doubt whether most of the controversial topics discussed have any direct......

Political Bias Of 'herald'

I AM sorry that you have not X seen fit to publish my letter in reply to your correspondent, Mr. G. J. A. Stern's attack on me and a few others who have written to your paper.......

The Need Of Silent Worship

F R. SY MON'S account (May 1) of active participation in the Mass seems to be leading us straight towards the insect world of Communism. The Sacraments eome to each one of us......

'wicked Men' Not Religious Group

W ITH reference to the letter from Douglas Brown (May 8), concerning the hymn "I'll sing a hymn to Mary," in which he asks "Who are these wicked men'?" who blaspheme the name of......

This Is Why The Young Protest

T HE sentiments expressed by B. T. Prescott (May 8) indicate that a certain section of the population regard demonstrations as being the prerogative of "a baying mob of......

This Pathetic Clerical Nonsense

IT is most encouraging to read in your corresponpondence columns of April 24 the letter from five priests of the Southwark diocese calling on their fellow clergy to dissociate......

Priestly Promises

by them, and something similar happened in the case of the new Maundy Thursday ceremony. The dust raised by the first Press reports has now mercifully settled, the Vatican has......

Question And

ANSWER Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question—A few months ago we heard that orz Maundy Thursday our priests were going to renew their vows in a public ceremony. There was......

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Idealistic Grandstand

in Spain by JOHN O'KEEFFE The Circle by Manual Villar (Harrap 30s.) rir HE Spanish Civil War. re garded mistakenly but persistently by so many as merely a calculated rehearsal......

Impassive Resister In Turbulent Times

by Canon PETER MOORE Violent for Peace by Roger Schutz (Darton, Longman & Todd 15s.) ROGER SCHUTZ, Prior of Taize, is already well known as an impressive spiritual writer for......

Mystical Elements In The Midst Of Weariness

by A. J. LEVENTHAL Samuel Beckett a new approach by G. C. Barnard (J. M. Dent 40s.) O F the making of a mul titude of books on the books made by Samuel Beckett there seems to......

A Moving Book On Humble Heroism

by MARY VAUGHAN The Franciscan of Bourges by Marc Toledano (Harrap 28s.) The Incredible Mission of Fr. Benoit by Fernande Leboucher (William Kimber 35s.) T HE Franciscan of......

Theology Today By R. C. Gorman, Si.

The Gospels and the Jesus of History by X. Leon-Dufour (Collins 10s.) Leon-Dufour's "Les Evangiles el l'histoire de Jesus" appeared in 1963. Five years later, Fr. J. McHugh of......

New Novels By :donal Giltinan

The Cardinal in England by Hugh Ross Williamson (Joseph 30s.) Don Camillo meets Hell's Angels by Giovanni Gitareschi (Gotlancz 25s.) A Walk to the Hills of the Dreamtime by......

In The Days When Cambodia Was Still A Haven Of Peace

by STEPHEN HASKELL The Land in Between by Maslyn Williams (Collins 36s.) Vietnam: The Origins of Revolution by John T, McAlister Jr. (Penguin 70s.) T HE attendant risk of......

Religious Books By Fr. S. G. A. Luff

Now is the Time by Paul Rowntree Clifford (Collins 35s) A Baptist's anxiety lest the stimulul of John, the Council, and the general promise. of religious ferment miss its "tide......

Bookshelf

A new selection of science fiction translated from Russian authors appears in Vortex (Granada Publishing, 30s.). Contributors include the Soviet scientists Arkadii and Boris......

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More Than Blood And Guts

H OLLYWOOD may be only a "deserted village," as it was described to me by a famous star over ten years ago. Today it is commonly considered a myth of the past, where the......

What Man Can Do For Good

W HAT is a poet like? We all know. Lily in hand, mincing gait, high flown views. Well, perhaps if we do not quite expect that, it nevertheless comes as a salu tary surprise to......

Jubilee Of Saint Joan

by MARION DESCHAMPS S UCH is habit that it is still usual to refer to the Maid of Orleans as Joan of Arc, but seldom Saint Joan. In fact, one of the first occasions on which......

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Teaching Religion

by DESMOND F. BRENNAN 'THE inevitability of change Ais surely one of the most tellinu facets of the celebrated story of Rip Van Winkle. This phenomenon of ongoing life is even......

Children Enthralled

by a Staff Reporter HE B.B.C. first experimented with Radiovision —film strips or slides to be shown during educational radio broadcasts—in 1963, The reaction was so......

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`look On The Fields'

by STEPHEN GOLDSMITH I f is an unfortunate fact that in too many teaching situations the possible use of Audio-Visual Aids is immediately discounted, either on the grounds of......

Reflection

by Sister Madeleine, O.S.A. In the Beginning fi is not surprising that existence has often been described mythically as a cosmic war between gods symbolising order or harmony......

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Housing Group Criticises Council's Lack Of Help

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE South London Family Housing Association, formed in 1%7 by five branches of the Catholic Housing Aid Society, now has over 000,000 worth of property.......

'no Objection To Married Clergy'

INE lay people from the Liverpool Archdiocese have written an open letter to Cardinal Heenan which. while accepting the value of the witness to Christ given by a voluntarily......

Army Accuses Six Priests In Brazil

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT i BRAZILIAN Army colonel has recommended that two Catholic bishops and four priests be indicted, following his twoyear investigation of alleged......

Synod Council Meets

A NEWLY FORMED council which will be the voice of the world's bishops at the Vatican-the Council of the Synod of Bishops met at Vatican City on Tuesday for the first time. It......