16th January 1970

16th January 1970
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The Pope Acts Swiftly To Aid Ravaged Biafra

BY OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS IN ROME AND LAGOS A S Biafra sank to its knees on Monday, relief organisations throughout the world prepared to swing into action for the biggest......

A Drop In Converts In Britain

By a Staff Reporter A NNUAL statistics in the Catholic Directory for 1970, now about to be published, show a decline in the Catholic population, of England and Wales, and a......

Make Unity Week A Week Of Prayer

Plea by Cardinal BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE annual Unity Octave celebrations — more familiarly known as Church Unity Week—begin on Sun. day. with churches of different......

Cardinal Goes To See Mr. Wilson

BY A STAFF REPORTER charities in Britain expressed "regret" on Tuesday night when they were excluded from the Downing Street meeting between the Prime Minister and heads of......

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Bishops Learn How To Make The Best Of The Box

BY A STAFF REPORTER I , AST week marked a milestone in the approach of the Catholic Church in Britain to the all-pervasive mass media when 14 bishops undertook a four-day......

Head Refutes Attack On Student Teachers

BY A STAFF REPORTER SISTER THERESE HARTLEY, head of the English 'Department at Notre Dame College of Education, Liverpool, in a statement subscribed to by ten other members of......

Nazis Spied On Vatican Says U.s. Priest

NAZI agents spied on the Vatican throughout the last war and even kept Pope Pius XII under surveillance. according to an article by an American Jesuit priest, Fr. Robert Graham,......

Laity Office Proposed For France

PLANS for a national office for the lay apostolate in France are being studied by various movements of the French Council of the Lay Apostolate. which was set up in 1960. The......

Mexican Church Leaders Back 'fair Trial' Plea

C HURCH leaders in M e x ico. including Bishop Mendez Arceo of Cuernavaca, are hackin g the appeal by 91 political prisoners for a fair trial on charges for which they were......

A Cecil Marries Catholic Girl T He Heir In Line To

the Marq uess of Salisbury, head of one of Britain's leadin g Protestant families, has married a member of a noted Catholic family, Miss Hannah Stirlin g , 25, dau g hter of......

Cardinal Cooke To Greet Dr. Ramsey

D R. MICHAEL RAMSEY. Archbishop of Canterbury, is to attend a reception g iven by Cardinal Cooke of New York. durin g an ei g ht-day visit to America , be g innin g on March 6.......

Church Observer Quits In Protest

M R. A. E. C. W. SPENCER has resi g ned as Catholic observer in the Social Responsibility Department of the British Council of Churches as a protest a g ainst what he considtrs......

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No./ Jesuit-a Charmer Who Can Bite

By Hugh Kay H E is a Basque who has written eight books in Japanese. He was Master of Novices at Hiroshima when the atomic bomb fell in 1945. He is a multi-lingual exmedic who......

This Should Not Have Been Screened

-by H. R. F. KEATING T HERE had seemed to be, when I looked ahead at the week's viewing, a fair gathering of marriages about and I had seen myself taking a tcicvicw of the......

An Unedifying Story Stylishly Directed

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART FRANCOISE SAGAN's novel La Chamade, has been adapted by the author and Alain Cavalier, the director, for Heartbeat ("X," Cameo Victoria). It makes a......

Vocations

The ideal of the Religious-3 1,THOUGH all Chris tians are called to holiness some are called to find holiness in sl life complelely given over to God through the exercise of......

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Opinion

THE DEATH OF BIAFRA F IFTEEN years ago in London an important Nigerian lobby, composed of all three principal racial groups, endeavoured to deflect Whitehall from what was......

Brute Strength

Lagos has won by brute strength. As Col. Scott's report shows, the Nigerians were hopelessly outclassed in generalship. The irony is that, up to the last minute, the Biafrans,......

Reading The Signs Of Our Times

by Norman St. John Stevas ONE thing we all need to do is to try to understand the spirit of our own age. It is after all the only one we have. We may look forward with......

Looking Beyond Ecumenism In Unity Week

by T. Corbishley S.J. I T is twenty years since the Church took official cognisance of the Ecumenical Movement, with the famous Instruction of December 20. 1949. It is hardly......

The Fear Of Unity

CATHOLIC HERALD 20 years ago January 13, 1950 W E are bold enough to suggest a further object of special prayer during the coming Church Unity Octave: it is prayer to overcome......

Reflection

by Canon F. H. Drinkwater Mother of Mercy —3 S OMETIMES nowadays we hear Our Lady spoken of as a symbol of the Church. A "type", one would rather say, Second Vatican prefers......

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Why We Need The Holy Name

W E wonder if we are alone in our distress that the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus has been deleted from the Roman Calendar? Plea for charity in seventies Is it too much to......

Canonising 40 Different Martyrs

IN Derby Cathedral a memo orial is , beiing erected in memory of one Catholic and three Protestant martyrs (i.e., witnesses), to Christ. Worthy as is the cause of the Catholic......

Why I Protested Over Norman's Brentwood Lesson

T HE courtesy of your leading article ("Norman's Lesson," January 9) is appreciated. No one wants an M.P.'s public services to go unregarded by his bishop. It was the means......

Backing For Bishop And M.p.

H OW sad one feels on reading letters such as the one written by Fr. Whatmore (January 2) pronouncing Bishop Casey wrong to allow Mr. Norman St. John-Stevas to read a lesson at......

The Gesture For Kiss Of Peace

QINCE my reception into the " Church over 20 years ago, I have always thought there was a need for missionary zeal i n the matter of converting our fellow-citizens to a......

There Is Nothing Atrocious In Defending Ourselves

M R. BRADY (January 9) asserts that "war of its very nature is an atrocity." But a just war — the RussoFinnish War and World War II, for example — isn't and atrocity. It isn't......

Time To Reinstate Editor

Y OUR feature of January 2 "Momentous but bitter decade" reminds us that 1967 began with the dismissal of Fr. Herbert McCabe from the editorship of New Blackfriars. May I be......

Living In Sin

is still possible for them to separate and it is reasonable to suggest this. On the other hand, if they have been living as husband and wife for a number of years and......

Question And Answer

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question A few years ago I married in a registry office. As both my wife and I are Catholics, we would have liked to marry in church before a......

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Browning Version

by Dr. R. EGGLESTON Robert Browning and His World: Two Robert Brownings? (1861-1889) by Maisie Ward. (Cassell, 45s.) T HIS is the second volume of Maisie Ward's biography of......

A Precious Tradition Which The Papacy Holds Together

by Canon de ZULUETA The Roman Catholic Church by John L. MacKenzie, S.J. (Weidenfeld and Nicolson 63s.) THIS handsome volume. 2 ' well produced and illustrated, by so eminent......

Bible Translation With Feeling But Interpretation

by Fr. R. C. FULLER The New Testament volume II The Letters and the Revelation a new translation by William Barclay (Collins 25s.) PROFESSOR BARCLAY's second and concluding......

Religious Books By R. C. Gorman, S.j.

Theology of the World by J. B. Metz (Burns and Oates 306.)...

J. B. Metz In Lais Collected Essays — Alas, No...

3the constant ambiguity of "secular" and of "secularisation," and they have their worth for that alone. It remains to regret the book's constant jargon. The translation is......

Tongue In Cheek?

by BARBARA HAMILTON-SMITH Helen Huddleston by Amanda McKittriek Ros (Chatto & Windus 21s.) IMAGINE, if you can, a combination of the styles of Daisy Ashford (The Young......

Museum For The World Of Toys

by PAULA DAVIES W ALK into Nash House any time between now and mid-February and you will find yourself in one of the most imaginative, entertaining exhibitions staged in......

Scripture Studies

Society for New Testament Studies (Monograph Series 8 and 9) No. 8 The Purpose of Biblical Genealogies with special reference to the setting of the genealogies of Jesus by......

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Cathedral Refuge For 'drop-outs'

A RECEPTION centre for tramps and other "dropouts" in the crypt of Liverpool Cathedral is being discused by Bishop Harris, auxiliary of Liverpool, with probation and after-care......

Christian-jewish Council Revived

A RCHBISHOP BECK of Liverpool presided over an ecumenical Bible service at Bishop Eton Church to mark the re-establishment in Liverpool of the Council of Christians and Jews.......

'mean Society' "it Will He Ironic," Continues The...

at this moment of plenty we develop into the 'Mean Society', organising 'planned death' for our dependants, making our doctors into executioners and our hospitals into......

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German Bishops Defend Church Tax System

W EST Germany's Catholic bishops have issued a joint statement strongly defending the country's church tax system, under which the State's tax officials collect the funds that......

Vatican Reveals Pope's Secret Celibacy Plea

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT POPE PAUL appealed to leaders of the Church in Holland to defend the law of priestly celibacy in a letter sent to Cardinal Alfrink, the Dutch......

`rebels' Of Left & Right Rebuked

SPEAKING shortly after the Dutch Pastoral Council had voted last week for the ending of priestly celibacy, Pope Paul criticised "rebellious" Catholics, both liberal and......

President Tito May Be Received By Pope Paul P Resident Tito

of Yugoslavia is reported in Belgrade to be planning a visit to Italy in the spring, which may include an audience with the Pope. The date will probably not he announced until......