15th May 1992

15th May 1992
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Bishops Warn On Making Poor Pay

by Gabriella Garnini in Buenos Aires CHURCH leaders in Argentina this week urged the government not to make the poor pay for its plan for national economic reform. During......

Charities Pledge Help After Race Riots

CATHOLIC charities in Los Angeles have pledged to work with the victims of the city's race riots, which left as many as 50 people dead. Mgr David Cousineau, director of the Los......

Vatican Launches Last-ditch Peace Initiative To End...

Rome makes bid for peace by Timothy Elphiek THE Vatican this week unleashed a diplomatic offensive aimed at dousing the flames of civil war in the former Yugoslavian republic......

Pope Prepares For Tour Of Africa

SUITCASES are being packed in the Vatican in preparation for Pope John Paul II's trip to Angola, which starts at the beginning of next month. The Pope will spend a week in the......

Shrine Back On Form

IN A rare ecumenical ceremony, four Christian leaders this week reconsecrated Jerusalem's Church . of the Holy Sepulchre following an attack on the shrine by vandals. The......

Cardinal Jaime Sin Of Manila Speaks To Reporters After A...

The cardinal urged Catholics to fight fraud and violence in the run-up to Monday's presidential elections, even if that meant putting their lives at risk. More than 50 people......

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Back On Agenda

by Angus Macdonald PROMINENT Catholics from both Church and secular organisations have published a series of open letters to the Prime Minister in an attempt to place the issue......

New Projects For Young And Old

HOMELESS people from both ends of the age spectrum are to benefit from the launches this week of two new Catholic social care and housing projects one in the heart of London and......

Old Boys Meet In The Final

MORE than just Catholic sporting excellence was on show last weekend when Liverpool's Ian Rush slipped the ball past Sunderland's goalkeeper Tony Norman to seal Liverpool's......

Music Report Critical

CHURCH music comes in for strong criticism in a 250-page report published by the Church of England this week. Commissioned by the Archbishops of York and Canterbury, In Tune......

Stresses Spiritual Syllabus

by Murray White A SHORTAGE of adequatelytrained religious education teachers accounts for the neglect of the subject, the Chairman of the National Curriculum Council (NCC)......

Bishops In Joint Pastoral Visit To Southampton City Centre

IN AN unprecedented move, the leaders of the Catholic and Anglican Churches will make a joint pastoral visit to Southampton this weekend. Bishop Crispian Hollis of Portsmouth......

News In Brief

PM meets churchmen THE leaders of the four main Churches in Northern Ireland met with Prime Minister John Major at Downing Street this week to discuss recent efforts to find a......

Bishops' Diaries

ADMINISTERING the sacrament of confirmation is always an important part of a bishop's role, and this week sees a great many taking place in dioceses throughout the country.......

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Eurocrat Optimism Sprouts In Brussels

EUROPEAN VIEWPOINT Stephen Hughes MEP opens a series on the Church in a new Europe with a two-part article in which he asks whether EC policy is in line with Catholic social......

Punishment And The Chance To Start Again

CHURCH IN ACTION Holloway chaplain Sr Mary Galvin tells Murray White about a more humane treatment of prisoners. A SUNNY day at Holloway, the largest women's prison in......

Relieving The Pain Of Hopelessness

In the third of his series on the Decade of Evangelisation, Edmund Flood OSB asks what we can do to help the poor if we can see them THE Good Samaritan in Jesus' story was......

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Guide For The Bottom Of The Boot

Sicily: A Traveller's Guide by Paul Duncan (John Murray, £16.95): South Italy: A Traveller's Guide by Paul Holberton (John Murray. £16.95) Isabella di Lisi THESE two volumes......

A Gauntlet

thrown down to the Church Women Experiencing Church: A Documentation of Alienation edited by Dorothea McEwan (Graccwing, £9.95) Joanna Moorhead BEFORE justice, there must be......

An Indian Fantasy In Wood

STRANGE they may seem to European eyes. But these Indian wood carvings from the sub-continent's sweltering south reflect the mood and traditions of the local Church every bit as......

From Pot Noodles To Anarchy

Glorious Food by Catherine von Ruhland (Marshall Pickering, £4.50) Alex Scott - FROM a business point ot view," we are told in Glorious Food, "potatoes are small potatoes.......

A Tale Of Two Worlds

The Mirror at Midnight by Adam Hochschild (Harper Collins, £4.99) Gavin Steele MOST South Africans, the author points out in the preface, still live in one of two worlds: shady......

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Faithful Reminder Of An Apparition

Visitors to Ireland's famed shrine at Knock now have a new chapel to focus their prayers. ON 21 August 1879, 15 people of various ages witnessed, over a period of two hours, an......

A Church Crawl To Brighten Flagging Spirits

Terence Sheehy takes a leisurely tour around the most ideal places to see Dubliners at prayer THERE is nothing like a church -crawl in Dublin to brighten flagging spirits.......

Song Of The Missionaries

Terence Sheehy looks at the maturing of a precious spirit among the Irish faithful IN THAT ancient Irish saga, the Fianna. so beloved of the Gaels and starry-eyed English......

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