17th April 1970

17th April 1970
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Annual Atonement Day For Abortions

BY A STAFF REPORTER A DAY OF PRAYER in sorrow for the unborn who have died as the result of abortion was announced this week by the Conference of Bishops of England and Wales......

Charities Want Minister For The Handicapped

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Bill, which received its Second Reading in the House of Lords last Thursday, should provide for the appointment......

Liverpool Priests' Manifesto

BY A STAFF REPORTER A GROUP of 18 Liverpool priests have called for the abolition of the Sunday Mass obligation, optional celibacy for all secular clergy, a national council of......

Pope Prays For Apollo Astronauts

POPE PAUL on Wednes day celebrated a private Mass for America's three Apollo 13 astronauts, and in London Cardinal Heenan arranged to say a Mass for them at Westminster......

Crossman Rebuked For `insensitive' Remark

BY A STAFF REPORTER CONSERVATIVE M.P.s criticised Mr. Richard Crossman, Minister for Social Services, in the House of Commons on Monday for his recent remark that but for the......

Dutch Support For Rhodesian Bishops

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT HE Dutch Pastoral Council has sent a cable to Rhodesia's Catholic bishops expressing sympathy with them in their denunciation of the "tyrannical and......

Nun Nominated For Nursing Council

S ISTER Hilary Mantle, matron of the Hospitals of St. John and St. Andrew, North London, has become the first nun to be nominated for election to the General Nursing Council.......

Most Grant Schools Will Go 'all-in'

A MEETING of the Asso ciation of Catholic Direct Grant • Schools last weekend confirmed the view of its chairman, Fr. Anthony Doyle (CATHOLIC HERALD, April 3), that if the......

Archbishop Beck In Hospital

A RCHBISHOP BECK of Liverpool underwent a minor operation in hospital on Monday. A spokesman at Archbishop's House said on Tuesday that he had had a good night and that his......

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Decline In Priests 'biggest Problem' Says Pope Paul

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT . T HE decline in the number of priests was the most urgent problem confronting the Church today, but a change in the rule......

'don't Go Beyond Reforms'

A WARNING that indi vidual priests should not go beyond the liturgy changes approved by the Vatican was given on Friday by Pope Paul in addressing members of the Pontifical Om......

Reflection

by Canon F. H. Drinkwater The roots of prayer pERHAPS the most basic thing ever said about prayer (outside the inspired writings) was said in a book of my own, though not, of......

Brazil Sends Envoy To Vatican

PRESIDENT MEDICI of Brazil is sending a special envoy to the Vatican in an effort to explain charges that political prisoners, including priests and nuns, have been tortured in......

Chaplains To Run Training Scheme

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE Conference of University Chaplains of England and Wales is to launch a training scheme for those entering the field of chaplaincy work. The......

Hitch-hike To India Will Aid Charity

A N Aberdeen student who -E - A. wants to see for himself what conditions are like for the underprivileged, the old and the destitute in the Middle East, Pakistan, Nepal and......

'conscientious Objection A Human Right'

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT CONSCIENTIOUS objection should be declared a human 'LA right, says a memorandum submitted by Pax Romana to the United Nations Human Rights......

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Premier Keeps Amnesty Bargain With Socialists

ALAN McELWAIN'S ROME DIARY p REMIER MARIANO RUMOR'S new Centre-Left Coalition Government, born of desperation out of crisis, has announced an amnesty. In Italy. an amnesty is a......

Tax Officials Strike

AFTER a record 114-day strike, 14,000 Italian Finance Ministry taxation officials have returned to work—and a backlog of four million tax declarations awaiting examination by......

Age Of Miracles

WHILE Those Who Know continue to tell us that Pope Paul will retire in 1972, when he will be 75. other seers tell us that in 1973 he will visit Melbourne, Australia (as Pope)......

Religious Brothers

T HERE are in England and Wales 12 congregations of religious brothers. They devote their lives, for the most part, either to teaching or to nursing. Both of these professionals......

Easter For Eastern Catholics

by JAMES READ F , IGHT million Catholics have never been to a Latin Mass, and if truth were told, are quite happy if they never do go. These are all loyal members of the......

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The Life Of (fr.) Riley

THE first reaction on readin g the thirtyei g ht articles proposed by a number of E priests in the Liverpool diocese for debate at the Wood Hall Conference (reported on pa g e :......

The Space Perils

I T is not known at the time of g oin g to press -A" whether the American lunarnauts will be : safely brou g ht back to earth. We can only Ev. hope and pray that they will. a......

Does The Catholic Union Need A Facelift?

By JOHN CYKEEFFE I N the halcyon days before Vatican II you could divide practising Catholics into two categories, Mass goers and "triarse" goers. The second group were much......

Denmark's Lack Of Censorship

by Norman St. John Stevas 4 AST week, after the defeat of the Euthanasia Bill, for which we should all be grateful, I left on a flying visit to Copenhagen for a meeting of the......

Carrying The Editorial Can

A S a general rule most newspaper proprietors these days are quite content to work and brood quietly and anonymously behind the headlines. Lord Hartwell (the Hon. Michael Berry......

Duty To The Immature

Against these arguments others can be placed. First, sexual instincts are not a matter of purely individual concern: they have social relevance. Society as such does have an......

Designing For Disabled

E NTRY forms for the two -I-Lo new architectural awards for designing for the disabled are now available from the Central Council for the Dis abled and the Royal Institute of......

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Let Braine Launch His Own Crusade Against Apartheid

I FAIL to understand why your correspondent. Mr. Braine, a should have written as he did (April 10) about my letter explaining the worldwide abhorrence of apartheid. The......

Variations In Missa Normat1va

B Y chance I have, since the 1st Sunday in lent, been to Mass in a different church each Sunday and have come to the conclusion that the Normative Mass lends itself to wide......

Fighter Against Death Bill

Y OUR readers must bave been delighted at the triumph achieved by Mr. Norman St. John-Stevas, M.P. when an attempt was made to introduce a Voluntary Euthanasia Bill in the House......

Human Life

I SEE that Fr. Flanagan of the Catholic Priests' Association has resumed (April 10) his war of attrition on Mr Norman St. John-Stevas. As always, his weapon is the bludgeon......

Stone Throwing

IN your reporting of the Easter riot in Derry in your issue of April 3, 1970, it is stated that stones were thrown at me and some people who were with me. In the interests of......

No Total Ban On Tridentine Mass

IN his letter published on April 10, Dom Bernard Orchard speaks of the "total ban on the old Tridentine Mass." There is no total ban. The official regulations regarding Mass in......

Bishops Did

not consult priests THE Hierarchy of England and Wales have seen fit to issue a statement about celibacy and the priesthood without consulting their brother priests or the......

Langu A Ge,

music and liturgy IN reply to Monica Comer ford's letter in your April 3 issue about the language and music of our liturgy, may I suggest that one need walk only a short way......

Honest Convictions On Celibacy Ruling Ive Must Beg...

this letter is hopelessly out of date. but our mail is somewhat slow and unsure and therefore our contact with the Mother Church which sent us to Latin America is at times......

What Vatican Ii Said About Papal Power And Role Of Bishops

T OWARDS the end of his article, "Why I cannot see the Pope resigning at 75," Mr. Alan McElwain said last week that the supporters of change "want what they tell us is true......

Catering For Late Vocations

T HE article of April 10 on the Church and vocations written by a Staff Correspondent prompts me to offer one or two observations which I think have revelance. The article......

Lay Whereabouts

I SHOULD like to assure Mr. Dennis Foster (April 10) that some Catholic lay movements have thoroughly adapted themselves to the challenge of Vatican 11. Directly, I can speak......

Converts Not Wanted?

QUESTION and ANSWER Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question — Years ago 1 nearly became a Catholic after studying such apologists as Sheehan, Rumble and Lunn but 1 am glad! did......

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The Papacy And Revolution In International Thought

by Sir DESMOND MORTON The Vatican and World Peace A symposium edited by Francis Sweeney. S.J. (Colin Smythe 18s.) S OME explanation is needed why a partial account of an......

Bridging A Growing Age Gap

by MAUREEN VINCENT Fifteen Plus by Rosamunde Bladder (George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 28s.) BRIDGING the sometimes frightening gap between adolescence and adulthood is a problem......

Vineyard Veteran Gives Every Man A New Penny

by GERARD NOEL The Bishop by Bruce Marshall (Constable. 30s.) - FT had to come, and who bet ter ter to get it out of his system and our own than the venerable and veteran......

Government From Within

by The EARL OF LONGFORD The Cabinet by Patrick Gordon Walker (Jonathan Cape 35s.) "M R, Patrick Gordon Walker." say his pub, Ushers, "is uniquely qualified to write this study......

A Liberal Age That Never Dawned

by LEWIS STEDMAN JONES 1919: Red Mirage by David Mitchell (Jonathan Cape 45s.) Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, And to be young was very heaven. T HERE are few dates in......

A Shudder In Rome's Corridors Of Power

by THOMAS CORBISHLEY, S.J. is not difficult to picture a non-Christian talking to a Christian or a non-Catholic talking to a Catholic and saying, in tones of scorn, "You and......

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Let Us Now Praise Vulgar Things

I WISH to state, without blush, that I greatly enjoy Frankic Howerd ' s weekly appearance in that splendid old Roman send - up Up Pompeii!. and 1 enjoy it because of its......

Glories Of St. Peter's In Colour

T HIS summer cinemas throughout the world will be showing a remarkable colour film, a 90-minute production costing over £200,000 filmed almost entirely inside St. Peter's......

Williamson A Pattern Prince

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART THAT does Nicol William WV bring to Hamlet ("U," Cameo Poly) besides a beard? I had to struggle to put out of my mind the recol lections of Gielgud ' s......

Quiet Island Of Inishbofin

by Elisabeth Newson INISHBOFTN is a small island off the west coast of Ireland. You cross the seven miles of sea from the little port of Cleggan, on the mainland, either in the......

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Joint Church Adviser On World Development

BY A STAFF REPORTER A DVICE and help with ex perimental programmes of education in the sphere of world development are to be made available to all the Churches in Britain by......

Power Structure 'a Chief Problem'

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE two chief problems facing the contemporary Church are that of the power structure and that of the exercise of the magisterium, according to Prof. Hans......

K.s.g. For Former Civil Servant

M R. FRANK McGLENNON, a parishioner of the Holy Name Church, Ire land Wood, Leeds, has been made Knight of St. "•+aa%, Gregory the Great for his services to the Church and......

Priest To Diet For Bearings

V IE parish priest of Cockfosters, Dorn Edmund Jones, 0.S.B.. has hit upon a novel way of raising funds for a good cause. As he is two stone overweight, he told his......

Superior Of New Foundation A Fter 33 Years At St. Mary's

Convent, Streatham, SW. London, Sister Mary Mercy Leahy of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God has left to become Superior of a new foundation at Haverfordwest, Pembroke,......

Sister's First Srn Examination Prize

VIRST prize in the State I . Registered Nurses' 1969 examination was awarded to Sister Ambroise, of the Little Sisters of the Poor. it was announced recently from Whipps Cross......

Gold Medal For Church Worker

AM A special gold medal was presented in St. Mary's Church, Dinas Powis, Glamorgan, on Easter Sunday evening to Miss Guest, who was the first woman in Wales -and one of the......

Franciscan Friar's Golden Jubilee

F R. F. ROCH, of the Franciscan Friary, Crawley, Sussex, has completed 50 years as a member of the Capuchin Franciscan Order. Born at Crosby, near Liverpool, he was ordained......

Servite English Proviace Chapter

T HE triennial Elective Chapter of the Servite English Province was held during Easter Week at St. Philip's Priory, Begbroke, Oxford, under the presidency of the Prior General,......

Honorary Canons Of Salford

T WO priests who are celebrating the golden jubilee of their priesthood this year have been appointed honorary canons of St. John's Cathedral, Salford. They are the Very......