16th October 1992

16th October 1992
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Pope Calls For New Evangelisation Of Latin America

by Cristina Odone ADDRESSING more than 200 Latin American bishops who met this week for their Fourth General Conference, Pope John Paul II spoke of the need for a new......

No Sacraments For Mafiosi, Prelate Warns

AN ITALIAN archbishop has instructed the priests of his diocese not to administer the sacraments to known members of the Mafia in a desperate attempt to break the "code of......

Sudan Bishops Tell Of Killings

by Timothy Elphick A DELEGATION from the Sudanese bishops' conference visiting London this week has charged the authorities in Khartoum with conducting a ruthless slaughter in......

What Can I Do To Help The Refugees In Bosnia?

You can: 1) Pray that the civil war in the former states of Yugoslavia will come to an end by joining a prayer group, or start one in your area, and invite others to join you......

Synod Bogged Down

by our Rome correspondent THE City of Rome Synod, which Pope John Paul 11 called in 1986 in his capacity as bishop of the eternal city, began proceedings this week but was......

Mass For Peace

A THANKSGIVING Mass was held at the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome last weekend, to celebrate the beginning of a peace process which will affect the 15.3 million......

Storm In An Espresso Cup Over Dome View

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome ON THE instructions of the Italian embassy to the Holy See, the City Government in Rome has been forced to apologise to the Vatican for accusing it of......

Au Pairs Told What's What

ARE you obliged to take breakfast in bed to your employer if you are an au pair girl? And why is a personal alarm better than a self-defence spray for a woman on her own? And do......

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Bishops Walk In The Light Of Columbus' New House

LETTER FROM SANTO DOMINGO by Ian Linden "EL FARO", the lighthouse, conjures up images of a chalky white tower, a friendly warning light. "El Faro" in Santo Domingo is another......

Inter-church Pledge For Better Relations

by Timothy Elphick CATHOLIC and Orthodox leaders meeting in the United States said last week they would fight to keep inter-Church dialogue alive despite the "severe strain"......

Irish Storm Brews Over Abortion Poll

THE Dublin government this week extended its deadline for consultation with opposition groups over the wording of its controversial December 3 referendum on abortion. The......

Fatima Meeting Dispute

A MEETING on the role of Mary in the quest for world peace held this week at the Portuguese Marian shrine of Fatima does not have the approval of the Church, the Vatican has......

Vatican Pensions Boost

THE Vatican this week set up a pension fund to help its employees in their retirement, the first time it has embarked on such a plan. Pope John Paul II personally approved the......

News In Brief

Daly to stay on IRELAND's Catholic primate, Cardinal Cabal Daly, has been asked by Pope John Paul II to stay on after he passes the usual retirement age for bishops of 75,......

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Churches Urged To Sing A Heavenly Tune

CATHOLIC churches throughout the land are resonating to mumbles and liturgical over-wordiness instead of ringing with sung Allelulias and glorious music, according to a diocesan......

Heavenly Foot Rubs

:A NORWICH-based nun is putting her training in reflexology into practice for the homeless in her town. Sr Colette Flynn, of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, massages,......

Couples Focus On Sex

BISHOP Vincent Nichols, auxiliary in Westminster, has praised an on-going international project in married couple morality as "the most exciting thing I've heard of in years".......

Dissident Priest Faces Church Court

by Angus Macdonald DISSIDENT Irish priest Fr Pat Buckley. who was ordered by his bishop to conform to canon law by this week or face an ecclesiastical court, has vowed to......

News In Brief

Jumping for joy FRIENDS of the Handicapped Children's Pilgrimage Trust came down to earth and raised lots of cash to send disabled children on a pilgrimage to Lourdes as part......

Bishops' Diaries

CARDINAL Basil Hume and his auxiliary in Westminster, Bishop Vincent Nichols. lead their diocesan Young Adults Pilgrimage to Lourdes from Sunday until next Friday. As they head......

Young Offenders To Be Targeted

by Frank Longford THE Conservative Party conference at Brighton last week dedicated Wednesday to the issue of Law and Order and I had the opportunity to visit the conference and......

Opted-out Schools Band Together

HEADTEACHERS of Catholic grant maintained schools have formed an association to state their case more effectively in the face of continuing reluctance over opting-out from some......

Homeless Projects Praised

IN A WEEK when Britain has been branded "the worst country in Europe" for the homeless in an international survey, two Catholic funds for homeless people have received......

Communities Face Collapse, Say Coal Chaplains

by Murray White COMMUNITIES could be devastated by the expected slashing of thousands of miners' jobs over the next few years, warn industrial chaplains working in mining......

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Will The Church Back 'legalised Murder'? Billy Mckenna...

The grim reality of the death penalty r-1 -1 HE "leaks" from the new Universal Catechism have stimulated much debate about the rights and wrongs or the death penalty. Before......

Fear Of Another Violent Clampdown In Timor

Nearly a year after Indonesian troops mowed down 200 mourners at the Santa Cruz cemetery in Dili, the repression in East Timor goes on. Catherine Scott reports. C HURCH sources......

'the Party Will Have The Church For Dessert'

The Catholic Church in Peru will welcome the capture of guerrilla leader Abimael Guzman but what next? Paul Donovan reports F ROM behind prison bars a greying overweight man of......

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Husband And Wife Team Champion Christian Values

Partners in Protest: Life with Canon Collins by Diana Collins (Victor Gollancz, £25) Lord Longford AT THE risk of repeating superlatives in a book review in the Catholic Herald,......

An Opportunity Knocks To Grapple With A Story Of Dynastic...

The Papacy by Bernard Schirrunelpfennig (Columbia University Press, £39 hardback £13.50 paperback). Michael Walsh THE very first book I was asked to write was a history of the......

A Gilded Bronze Angel Holds The Relics Of St Mary

of Egypt aloft, from an illustration in Treasures of the Medici by Anna Maria Massinelli and Filippo Tuena, published this week by Thames and Hudson at £24.95. The reliquary of......

An Island-hopper In Paradise

The Happy Isles of Oceania by Paul Theroux (Hamish Hamilton, £16.99) Brendan Walsh PRICKLY and morose, Theroux makes a refreshing change from the usual doggedly good-natured......

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

The Classic Fairy Tales by Iona and Peter Opie (Oxford University Press, £17.95) Camilla Ballinger THE doyens, virtually the founders, of children's studies, lona and the late......

Paperback Round - Up Start Your Own Religion By Colin...

Books. 0.99): This hook. which accompanies the BBC! TV series of the same name, looks at how we might go about putting together from scratch a religion which would meet our......

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Playgirls Of The Western World

Once a Catholic 0 NE of the most interesting journeys in the world is the journey by underground from Heathrow airport to central London. For an hour or so a good cross-section......

Learning To Understand God's Language

Fr John Mills OP continues his series on prayer as seen through the eyes of six ordinary people. Part 4: God's silence Speaking of Prayer B LOW your nose, Rupert, there's a......

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Long Wait Simply To Get To Mass

I T SEEMED an odd request, to ask a priest on a short visit to a church in Zambia to spend hours in obtaining the papers required to take a car over the bonder to Botswana. to......

Lay Organisation Finds A New Platform To Launch Missionaries

The Volunteer Missionary Movement, which trains lay people to work overseas, has come of age and has just settled into a new Berkshire home. T HE Comboni Fathers have come to......

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Mission Countries Return Favour

Fr Aylward Shorter describes the 25 years of development at the Missionary Institute in north London, which celebrates its silver jubilee this week A T a time when there is a......

Irish Priest Leads Order

THE PaIlottine Fathers have elected Irish priest, Seamus Freeman, to be the worldwide leader of their order. Tipperary born Fr Freeman becomes the second Irishman in the......

Augustinian Saint Who Left A Profound Mark On New World

A S THE more than 200 bishops of Latin America meet this week in Santo Domingo, Pope John Paul II will have canonised a friar who, as one of the supreme exponents of missionary......

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A College Degree In Funeral Planning

Letter from America I N THE loony world of The Loved One, Evelyn Waugh's hero Dennis Barlow spends his life incinerating and/or interring parrots, goats, sheep, dogs, cats and......

Mainstream Insincerity

F EW groups have acted with as much moral passion and energy during these past years as have the various social justice groups within the Church and within society. From Church......

A New Head For A Venerable Body

CHARTERHOUSE CHRONICLE by Gerard Noel L AST week. under the aegis of the EnglishSpeaking Union. I enjoyed a conducted tour of the College of Arms sometimes, but erroneously,......