17th April 1992

17th April 1992
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Poll Quandry For Ireland's Bishops

IRELANDS Catholic bishops may urge voters to reject the Maastricht treaty on European union because of fears over its implications concerning liberalisation of abortion laws, a......

Prelates Divided Over Lists From Central Italian...

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome A CARDINAL has advised parish priests to disobey an archbishop who called on confessors to compile lists of women who admit to undergoing abortions.......

Post-vote Appeal In Hallam

THE election is over but people should not sit back and leave tackling the nation's social problems to the politicians, Bishop Gerald Moverley of Hallam warned this week. In an......

Lecture Cancelled

OWING to unforeseen circumstances, we regret that we have had to cancel the lecture Catholic Herald cartoonist John Ryan was to have given at St Etheldreda's Church in London on......

Israel Plea To The Vatican

by Timothy Elphick ISRAEL looked set this week to ask the Vatican to play a more active part in restoring peace in Yugoslavia, following reports that thousands of Jews were......

Indian 'prophet' Visits

FR BEDE Griffiths, the Benedictine monk living in an ashram in India who is widely regarded as a prophet of the modern age, was in England this week to spread the message that......

J And P Dedication

praised as 'vital' by Angus Macdonald BISHOP John Brewer of Lancaster paid tribute to the vital importance of justice and peace work within the church at a major Catholic......

Africa In Crisis: As Southern Africa Faces Its Worst Drought

for 50 years, Angus Macdonald looks at a famine in the making, page 2 WINNING CATIIOLICS: A review of the Catholic make-up of the new House of Commons, page 3 LAST WORD:......

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Famine Stalks Breadbasket Of Africa

Southern Africa, the continent's bread-basket, is facing its worst drought for 50 years. Angus Macdonald focuses on Botswana and the fears of the people most at risk PULA in......

Clergy Warned

PRIESTS in the Philippines putting themselves forward as candidates in the country's forthcoming elections are facing suspension in the Tagbilaran diocese. Bishop Felix Zafra of......

Burger Eaters Find Surprise Lifeline To God

CUSTOMERS orders being read over loudspeakers at a McDonalds hamburger bar in the United States kept being interrupted last week. The problem was so bad that the assistant......

Sexism Denounced As Evil By American Prelates

by Timothy Elphick A DRAFT statement on women's place within the church issued this week by bishops in the United States denounced sexism as "a moral and social evil", but......

Bishop Demands 'proper Policing' In Townships

SOUTH AFRICA's police and army arc failing to put an end to violence in the country's townships, the president of the national bishops' conference said this week. Bishop......

War Reaches Marian Shrine

YUGOSLAV air force jets this week bombed targets within miles of the Marian sanctuary of Medjugorje, sending pilgrims scurrying for cover in church basements and raising fears......

Violence Must End, Priest Says

THE church must help put an end to a spiral of killing and death in Colombia, where the homicide rate is higher than in the whole of the United States, a Jesuit priest visiting......

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More Catholics On Commons' Benches

by Angus Macdonald JOHN Patten's elevation to the cabinet in the wake of the Conservatives general election victory means that there is a Catholic as Secretary of State for......

Bishops' To Consider Lay-priest Relations

by Murray White THE effectiveness of cooperation between priests and the laity is to he considered by the bishops of England and Wales at their annual Low Week gathering at the......

Mixed Marriages Under Scrutiny

THE results of a survey into the success of marriages between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland will be the centrepiece of a major International conference to be......

New Appointments To Bishops' Secretariat

A LAY woman is one of two new recruits to the secretariat of the bishops' conference of England and Wales, Pat Jones, a pastoral worker in the Liverpool archdiocese, will take......

Bishops' Diaries

EASTER Sunday finds the diocesan bishops of England and Wales in their cathedrals to celebrate the resurrection. Some of the auxiliaries go further afield. Southwark's Bishop......

Parish Priest Leads Island Ship-borne Health Protest

A CATHOLIC priest from one of the most remote parishes in Britain this week led a group of 500 Hebridean islanders in a maritime protest to try and secure better healthcare......

News In Brief

Cardinal's reminder IN the aftermath of the general election, Cardinal Basil Hume highlighted the continuing importance of alleviating homelessness when he visited Lincoln's......

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High t i me to love sinners THE church's unwavering commitment to defending the rights of the unborn has been to its eternal credit in recent times when society has seen fit......

Forgotten Messenger Of Medjugorje

WAR is full of bitter ironies and the news of the threat to the Catholic shrine at Medjugorje, for the past decade a haven of peace and renewal, a place where the Virgin Mary......

The Nature Of The Priestly Life And Time For Prayer

THE recent correspondence on the place of prayer in the priest's life fills me with mixed feelings. The rigid adherence to a certain length of time to prayer. so much for study.......

The Testimony Of A Grateful Convert

IN view of the di 1. ision and controversy in these columns. I wish to make the following affirmation: In 1933 my mother, a very busy and successful Anglican vicar's wife, after......

Falklands Facts And Figures

I AM grateful to Sukey Cameron (Letters, April 10) for calling attention to my remarks (Charterhouse, March 17) on the Falkland Islands. It enables me to point out that she Is......

Forgetting The Past

IN your edition of April 13 it mentions that Rome has sent its most senior trouble-shooter Cardinal Ratzinger to Czechoslovakia "to bring in from the cold" the underground......

A Victory For Democracy

DESMOND ALBROW SINCE becoming politically conscious I must have lived through about a dozen general election campaigns, but few have been more bereft of style and substance......

Changing Options In The

I HAVE sympathy with Grainne Graham's difficulties (April 3) in joining the Knights of St Columba. She may find an agreeable and more welcoming attitude if she joins the St......

A Hearty Thanks To Your

ON behalf of Dr Solomon, director of the Centre for the Study of Judaism and Jewish/Christian Relations, may I thank readers of the Catholic Herald for their generous reaction......

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Redemption Found In The Shedding Of Love

"WHAT does redemption mean?" asked Redman. "Let me explain". said Fr Featherstone as the lower third settled down for one of his famous stories. "Imagine that the king had been......

The Many-angled Truth Of Celibacy

St Peter's Commutri Shoreham by Sea West SUSSC.': Dear Peter. This is my last letter to be written under your editorship. hence the personal dedication. Tens of thousands of......

A Ukrainian Easter

EASTER-TIME. To most adults and children, unfortunately, this merely means a few days off work and the receipt of chocolate Easter eggs. Easter is, however, the culmination of......

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Jesuitical Tendencies In A Moderately Happy Man

Hopkins: A Literary Biography by Norman White (Oxford, £35) Wynn Wheldon THIS is the second substantial biography of Gerard Manley Hopkins to appear within the last year. Oxford......

A Young Cub Whose Roar Shook Christendom

Diderot: A Critical Biography by PN Furbank (Secker and Warburg, £25) Martin Murphy THE Jesuits gave Denis Diderot a good grounding in the humanities. but their young cub grew......

The Day Of Divine Mercy

Sunday, April 26th The Servant of God SR M. FAUST1NA KOWA( SKA Congregation ol the Sisters of 01. of Mercy 1905-1915 LONDON WI - St. James'. Spanish Place 2.15 pm. Divine......

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And Before Big Bang?

BROADCAST NEWS by Deborah Thomas TIME was when religion and science seemed to be at loggerheads. TV psychiatrist Anthony Clare's experience was typical: his Jesuit education......

Expression With A Human Face

GALLERIES by Leigh Hatts MANCHESTER'S old twinning arrangement with Chemnitz in the former East Germany has proved a good investment as the town is making an important......

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