17th January 1969

17th January 1969
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Liturgical Centre Urged

A NATIONAL centre for pastoral liturgy, which could be provided for less than half the annual £40,000 budget of the Catholic Enquiry Centre, and which would have a "far more......

Why Special Synod Has Been Called

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT THE Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, which opens in Rome on October 11, has been called by Pope Paul to help him deal with the crisis in the Church,......

Encyclical Best Seller In Spain

T HE text of Pope Paul's encyclical on birth control, Humane Vitae, was the best seller in Spain in 1968, according to the National Book Institute. One hundred thousand copies......

Jesuit Hits At 'rebel' Bishops

From a Rome Correspondent CATHOLIC bishops who do not fully accept Pope Paul's encyclical banning birth control are criticised in an article in the Vatican newspaper......

Enthusiasm With Caution

A COUNTRY-WIDE survey by the CATHOLIC HERALD shows that not only is there great enthusiasm for Unity Week, which begins tomorrow, but that most people interviewed will be......

Another Ulster Rights March Tomorrow

F OLLOWING demonstrations in the Ulster border town of Newry on Saturday, in which 10 policemen and 18 civilians were injured, the civil rights leaders announced their plans for......

Fight Against Poverty.

The priests he will visit in Peru and Chile are working in those countries on a temporary basis. They volunteered to go there after the Cardinal had appealed for men who were......

Archbishop Camara Silenced

By a Staff Reporter ARCHBISHOP Helder Camara of Olinda and Recife, Brazil, is no longer allowed to speak on his diocesan radio, and the press has been forbidden to publish his......

Church 'waning In S. America'

CATHOLIC influence in South America is diminishing, says Canon Henry Sutton, general secretary of the Anglican South American Missionary Society, in the January/February issue......

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Doctors And Clergy Stress Dangers Of Drugs Report

BY A STAFF REPORTER A LL doctors are sceptical about changing the law on any drug until all the facts are known, said Dr. John G. Frost, secretary of the Catholic Doctors'......

C. Of E. Want 75% Majority For Link With Methodists

T HE Convocation of Can terbury voted in London this week that there should be an overall majority of 75 per cent. of bishops and clergy before the Church of England entered......

State School R.i. To Stay Compulsory, Says Mr. Short

RELIG1OUS instruction in State schools. and the daily Act of Worship at morning assembly, will continue to be compulsory, Mr. Short, Secretary of State for Education, said last......

`streetcar' Author Joins Church T Ennessee Williams, 57,...

Street Car Named Desire" and "The Glass Mana g erie," has become a Catholic. He said he had taken this step "to g et my g oodness back." He plans to g o to Rome shortly and......

Theological Students Seek Change

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A MANIFESTO calling for widespread changes in the training of students for the Christian ministry was passed without opposition by students from......

Oratory School Has Own Pipe Mixture

T HE Oratory School at Woodcote, Berkshire, founded by Cardinal Newman, now has its own brand of pipe tobacco for senior boys. Because of the link between cigarettes and lung......

Downside Launches £175,000 Appeal

D OWNSIDE, the Catholic public school near Bath, launched an appeal for £175,000 on Wednesday for a 10-year development programme. Fifty-nine donations totallin g nearly £50,000......

Choir Schools Appeal 'a Flop'

CANON FRANCIS BART4 .-. 4 LETT, Administrator of Westminster Cathedral, said last week: "Cardinal Heenan has said there is absolutely no q uestion of closin g Westminster......

Graz Bishop Explains His Resignation

DR. JOSEF SCHOIS WOHL, whose unexpected resignation as Bishop of Graz-Seckau, Austria, on DeceMber 31 surprised even his closest associates. has now explained his action. His......

World Leprosy Day Service

T HE United Leprosy Aid Committee is holdin g its third ecumenical service on World Leprosy Day, Sunday, January 26, at St. Martin-inthe-Fields, Trafal g ar S q uare, London.......

New Publisher Of 'sunday'

T HE inter-denominational ma g azine Sunday has been taken over by the Blackfriars Press, Ltd. Church Illustrated, Ltd., its present publishers, said thisweek that the Rev.......

Holiday Centre For All Ages

A HOLIDAY centre bein g planned in the Lake District by the Tyneside Catholic Ramblin g Club will cater for lovers of the countryside of all a g es. and not merely for the aged,......

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Mothers In Medicine

Paula Davies writes on— HE day when it is no longer news for a woman to be appointed to a top job whether in banking, stockbroking, law or medicine wilt be the great day when......

Galway Needs A Slogan

by DESMOND FENNELL I AM no businessman, fac tories are not my forte and machines leave me speechless and quite incurious. Nevertheless, 1 am susceptible to the excitement of......

Non-religious Opposed To Birth Control

O PPOSITION to birth con trol is stronger among people professing no religion than among members of Protestant Churches in Britain, according to a Gallup Poll organised by the......

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Gradual Steps To Unity

T HE idea of Christians praying together for a week to become more united was con. = ceived 60 years ago—as the Church Unity = Octave—by the founder of the (originally =......

Forgotten Traditions

Precious is this very period of slow but steady advance since it also leaves time for consolidation and rediscovery—of forgotten traditions and dormant devotions. Newman, again......

More At Communion, But Confessions On Decline

A survey at a Catholic boys' boarding school may have some lessons for us all By Dom David Bird, O.S.B. C OMMUNIONS arc going up : confessions are going down. This is being said......

Editing 'punch' Is No Joke

T HE man who must take his job most seriously in journalism today is undoubtedly Mr. William Davis, the new editor of Punch. Not only has he to restore the magazine to the......

Election Perils

T HE democratic process— even in the Church—has its perils, as I found out to my cost on Sunday. I went to the I1 o'clock Mass and because 1 was expecting a telephone call about......

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Why 'poor Norman' Lost His Sense Of Balance

by Norman St. John-Stevas "p0OR Norman, wrote Fr. Flanagan, of Polegate. last week and was echoed by Mrs. Lelia Kershaw. Poor N. indeed, but not for the reasons adumbrated by......

Douglas Brown Defended

IN taking exception to Mr. Douglas Brown for his article of December 6 on Malta, Fr. Charles Vella must have put his tongue in his cheek while affirming (December 27) that "not......

Protest Over Review

I FEEL that we are justified -Iin protesting about Robert Lutyens's review of our publication Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, by Sir Frederick Gibberd.......

'corruption' F Irst A Dominican Priest (who Has Taken A Vow

of obedience), then a Member of Parliament (January 3) write about "the corruption of the Church today". Admittedly the latter qualifies his statement by adding "but it is the......

Ulster Tradition That Mr. Hollis Misunderstood

I GREATLY admired the article on Ulster by my old friend Christopher Hollis, but it did contain an Important historical mistake. He talks of Presbyterian Orangemen. I doubt very......

How Not To Lose Priests

H OW nice to read those three kind and sympathetic letters of January 3 about "Priests on the Pyre". If the whole of the Catholic Church took this attitude there would never be......

Bishop's Style

"AND it also means that the style and the manner of expression are exposed to criticism" (Desmond Albrow). Could I therefore ask Mr. Albrow to apply his critical powers to the......

Distasteful M Rs. P. Stone (january

3) finds the mention of birth control distasteful and wants it banned from your columns. Most of us find something, perhaps many things, distasteful — for example hunger,......

En I Saw That Norman St. John-stevas Was Not Airing

his views last week. I thought thank heavens — at last a column worth reading. All was well until the item "Herald Mass". First, the CATHOLIC HERALD offices are not in such a......

Impolite

W ITH many other of your readers I was in entire agreement with Mr. Gillie Potter's able remarks (December 20) on the interview of Cardinal Heenan by David Frost, and surprised......

Manley Hopkins

IT has been suggested that a • I • Society should he formed to further the understanding and appreciation of the life and works of Gerard Manley Hopkins. May I through your......

A Nun Replies To Other Nuns

R EGARDING the correspondence which has been taking place on the subject of "Nuns," after the publication of the letters of Sister Teresa Margaret, Sister M. Hilda and "the......

Law And Order

F ORGIVE me, but a lot of the interest of the photograph which appeared on the front page of the January 10 issue of the CATHOI ir HERALD has been lost because the title has......

M.p.s & Poverty

A PROP OS the heading "Church Drive Against World Poverty" which appeared in your paper on January 3, it seems that Catholic M.P.s are failing to press for more aid in the case......

Taking A Bishop To Law

NiV EN a man is ordained to the priesthood, the ordinary asks him: "Do you promise reverence and obedience to me and to my successors?" The priest answers: "I do". I have read......

The Synod

C ONGRATULATIONS on your open and courageous leader, "Antechambers of Power", of January 3. • What is clearly obvious at this juncture is the necessity for the setting up of......

Do Not Keep Us In Dark

FOLLOWING the Second Vatican Council there was a great upsurge of interest among the laity, who saw for themselves a greater place in the making of decisions on Church matters.......

The Liturgy

IT is evident that there is a growing interest in new ideas aimed at making the liturgy' more effective and meaningful in accordance with the spirit of the Vatican Council.......

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The Great Emotive Issue That Spans The North Atlantic

by DENNIS BRUTUS The Closed Question by Dick Pixley (Chapman 21s.) God's Lost Cause by Jean Russell (SCM Press 30s.) A S racial tensions increase 'Ca in Britain, many people......

Protestant Prophet Of True Ecumenism

by Canon PETER MOORE Nathan Soderbiom His Life and Work by Bengt Sundkler (Lutterworth 63s.) IS substantial volume gives a detailed and scholarly account of one of......

Two Varieties Of Verse

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART A Letter to the World by Emily Dickinson, Edited by Rumer Godden (Bodley Head 16s.). Poems 1926-66 by Ruth Pitter (Barrier Cresset 50s.). F " people......

Papal Rome

by DESMOND GORGES Daily Life in Papal Rome (in the eighteenth century) by Maurice Andrieux (George Allen and Unwin Ltd. 45s.) T HE latest in the 'Daily Life' series — there are......

Filling In Footsteps Left By St. Francis

by Fr. PATRICK BUSHELL The Companion Guide to Umbria by Maurice Rowdon (Collins 42s.) U MBRIA is Franciscan country, as the pilgrims who have hiked, biked, hitched or coached......

A Record I Breakthrough

I, by BISHOP WORLOCK F oR many people this has been a Record Christmas: both give and take: mono or stereo or mono-stereo compatible. None has given me greater pleasure than "Go......

Gaeldon And Gastronomy

by LIONEL HARROWITI A Taste of Ireland (In Food and Pictures). By Theodora FitzGibbon U. M. Dent 42s.). IS there any lover of food and wine in theie islands who could be......

Paperback Theology By Fr. Stanley Luff

Issues! ed. Urban H. Fleege (Paulist Press. 17s. 6d.) The introduction suggests that these papers take a moderate line, but in fact they vary. Far from meeting the qualification......

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No More Chaperones

By H. R. F. KEATING 'N two quite different pro grammes last week the abject of the morality or therwise of girls putting all r most of their bodies on iew played a dominant......

Post-revolution Confusion

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART "RI MIKLOS JANCSO, the Hungarian director of "The Round-up" and "My Way Home," is one of the most attractive new talents to emerge in the recent......

The Calvaries Of Brittany

by J. C. MARSH-EDWARDS V ISITORS to Brittany too often miss that country's inique Catholic monuments— he Calvaries. Quite unlike those of other European countries, a simple......

Denys Blakelock

by JOAN YOUNG DENYS BLAKELOCK conveys a certain nostalgia for the leisured pre-1914 world into which he was born and in which he grew up. This world he lovingly recalls in his......

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Pope Paul Tells Vatican Envoys Of Peace Hopes

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT P OPE PAUL urged the world's Governments on Saturday to give a "less timid response" to his appeal for arms cuts and increased aid to the poorer......

Tribute To Family

pOPE PAUL paid tribute to the family as the basic social unit of Godliness when he gave his blessing in St. Peter's Square on Sunday Family Day. As he spoke, groups of people......

Mrs. Luther King For St. Paul's

m Rs. CORETTA KING, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, is to preach at Evensong at St. Paul's Cathedral on March 16. She will be the first woman to preach at a statutory service......

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No Danger Of Schism, Says Dutch Cardinal

W HILE the Church in Holland is strongly desirous of remaining linked with the universal Church "which is so dear to us," it was also maintaining a "justifiable diversity,"......