17th July 1992

17th July 1992
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Patten In Education Row

by Murray White in Bradford IN A head-to-head confrontation with Education Secretary John Patten, a bishop this week accused the Government of creating a twotier education......

Inside

FINE LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND CRIME: Rachel Billington speaks out on her newest novel, page 6 STOP PRESS COMPETITION: the Catholic Herald launches a competition for young......

£1,000,000 Raised By Cafod

THE Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has raised £1 million in the past three weeks from Catholics in England and Wales responding to the Bishops' appeal for the......

Priest Attacks Bottomley

A CATHOLIC priest has attacked Health Secretary Virginia Bottomley for "selling out" to condom manufacturers. Fr Brian Storey, parish priest of St Paul's, Tintagel; in Cornwall......

Mixed Reactions At Synod

by Lucy Lethbridge THE mood was mixed among supporters of women's ordination at the Anglican Synod in York on Saturday. After a two and a half hour heated debate on the issue,......

World Prays For Pontiff

by Angus Macdonald PRAYERS were being said in churches throughout the Catholic world this week for the safe recovery of the Pope as he went into a Rome hospital for major......

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Us Sees Increase In Capital Punishment

AMNESTY International revealed what it calls "a disturbing rise" in capital punishment in the United States last week. In its latest annual report, the human rights......

Un Mission Under Fire In El Salvador

AN EX-UN human rights observer has criticised the UN mission in El Salvador for bowing to government pressure and putting diplomatic concerns before its human rights work. In a......

Fight Racism, Black Catholics Urged

BLACK CATHOLICS in America were warned not to keep silent about racism by Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Frances of Newark. who addressed the 3,000 men and women at the seventh......

Gold Statue Of Our Lady May Rise From The Waters

A SPANISH galleon at the bottom of the River Plate in Uruguay may yield a priceless gold statue of Our Lady to the team of divers searching among its remains. The galleon, El......

Divine Guidance For Lourdes-bound Pilgrims

PILGRIMS on their way to Lourdes did not suffer too great a delay because of the French lorry drivers' strike last week. Unlike most tourists, some pilgrims only suffered a two......

Religious Olympics

OLYMPIC athletes in Barcelona will have the opportunity of keeping their spirits as well as their bodies fit during the forthcoming games. thanks to the Archdiocese of......

News In Brief

Prague prelate ill CARDINAL Frantisek Tomasek, former Archbishop of Prague, is in critical condition after general deterioration of his health, a Church official revealed this......

Mexican Bishops Warn Against 'dirty' Elections

CATHOLIC Bishops in Mexico have urged the faithful to vote in the forthcoming elections, beginning next week. Calling upon the Mexican people's "moral and civic" duty, the......

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Education Research Centre Call

by Murray White THE CHURCH in Britain should consider setting up a research centre to show its commitment to developing Catholic education into the next century, according to a......

Both Sides Must Make Concessions, Says Daly

SUCCESS in the current round of talks over the future of Northern Ireland will depend on the willingness of the participating groups to listen to each other and make reasonable......

Monks In Tonic Wine Controversy

THE bewildered monks of Buckfast Abbey in South Devon have been responding this week to tabloid reports that their heady fortified tonic wine is responsible for teenage alcohol......

Catholic Mp To Chair Development Grouping

A CATHOLIC MP and prominent campaigner for the relief of Third World debt has won a key position on an influential parliamentary grouping of MPs. John Battle, Labour MP for......

Bishops' Diaries

FOREIGN shores are the destination for a number of the bishops this week. Cardinal Basil Hume of Westminster heads the exodus, leading the Westminster Archdiocesan pilgrimage......

Sharing The Experience Of Being A Minority Faith

BEING a minority group in a Catholic country is no easy thing, a visiting Methodist Moderator whose Italian congregation numbers only 30,000 told an audience at Westminster......

News In Brief

Top job to feminist ONE of the world's leading Catholic feminist theologians has been appointed Professor of Contemporary Theology at the University of Southampton. Dr Mary......

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Charting The

right course THE TROUBLED waters of today's education world — where wave upon wave of reform draws up to monstrous heights to threaten parent, teacher and student alike with......

Politics Cannot Take A Vacation

JOHN BATTLE MP AS THE weekly recipient of 100-150 individual letters, phone calls, visits to surgery sessions , and my local constituency office, I argued against the House of......

Among Press Hounds

THOUGH I agree with much of what Mark Rogers said about anti-Catholic prejudice in the media and elsewhere (Catholic Herald, July 3), he was in error when stating that the Lord......

Diocesan Inefficiency

I FEEL your leader, "We need a Parish Tax", (Catholic Herald. July 3) is quite wrong in its assessment. If you turn to the back page of the same issue you may get nearer the......

Money Man Monckton And His Special Know-how

YOUR NEW "Charterhouse Chronicle" contributor, Mr Monckton, (Catholic Herald, July 3) is very naughty indeed. He is taking side swipes at our poor bishops' lack of financial......

Aids And Mistaken Identity

JUST at a time when AIDS has the headlines in the national press, and following upon the Cardinal's positive support for the inclusion of teaching on HIV/AIDS in Catholic......

Gin And Lace Priests

MR HEBBLETHWAITE's comments (Catholic Herald, July 3) on the "gin and lace" AngloCatholic priests at Walsingham hardly help the cause of ecumenism. Many of those priests, whom......

Violent Truth From Jerusalem

IN ANSWER to the polemic caused by your review of "Mourning in Bethlehem" (Catholic Herald, June 19): I am an Israeli lawyer in Jerusalem working against the violence and......

Eton, Oxford, And Catholic Education

MURRAY White's report, "Catholic School Joins Eton in Training" (Catholic Herald, June 26), refers to Eton's approach to Oxford University and (implicitly) the rejection of that......

Peaceful Mission

THE picture of Civil War Victims (Catholic Herald, July 3) with the caption "The Pope has criticised violations of international law in the former Yugoslavia federation" got me......

Hopeful About Read

I WAS most interested to read Alison Shaw's piece on The Keys (Catholic Herald, June 26). The society was one I was unfamiliar with, though many of its illustrious members......

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Airing Uncomfortable Truths

Dr Jim McDonnell, Director of the Catholic Communications Centre, on the role of the Catholic press IT IS unlikely that the editorial policy of the Catholic Herald will ever......

More Than Band-aid Therapy

Cristina Odone looks at Parish Project, a new approach to parish life renewal IS IT possible to breathe life into moribund parishes? The feat might strike us as nothing short......

Dutch Traditionalism And Reform

European Viewpoint Fr Herwi Rikhos examines the different strands of the Catholic Church in the Netherlands TRADIT1ONALLY,the Netherlands has suffered a turbulent religious......

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Criminals And Lovers

Rachel Billington tells Peter Worth about the narrow divide between sanity and madness explored in her latest novel, Bodily Harm FOR many years Rachel Billington never asked......

An Arrow Fired Into The Heart Of The Social Justice Campaign

Revolution or Reconciliation? The Struggle in the Church in South Africa by Rachel Tingle (Christian Studies Centre, £5.99) Ian Linden I WAS recently discussing social justice......

Essays On Faith

Mansions edited by Dan Cohn-Sherbok (Bellew Pub, £14.95) Fr Maurice Nassan THE sub-title of this book is "Interfaith and Religious Tolerance". In general the book is dealing......

Theatre

King Lear in New York at Chichester Festival Theatre THE name Melvyn Bragg is not exactly unknown, whether on television, radio or in the press; a fact acknowledged in the......

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'stop Press' Is A New Catholic Herald Competition For...

So you want to be a writer, do you...??? HIS Holiness is greeted with rapture by half a million joyful Catholics on the first visit to Britain, by a Pontiff in modern times.........

No To Legal Prostitutes

The Mothers'Union stand on prostitutes fails to improve matters, reports Mark Rogers IN BRITAIN, though the act of prostitution is technically legal, everything associated with......

Can A Counsellor Really Help If They Haven't 'been...

More than body language and eye contact "THIS must be the last time," I said firmly to myself as I trudged up the long mile to Kelly's house. As well as feeling tired and......

A Lifetime Of Loving, Caring And Sharing

Unsung Saints ROWS of smiling faces light up the cathedral of St Chad's in Birmingham on the first Saturday of every month. Most of those who attend are either mentally or......

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Susan Lester Embarks On A Nationwide Search For Historic...

Treasure hunt through Britain for the Catholics of times past HISTORICAL houses should Ideally be visited as points of social, political, economic and artistic interest.......

Hard-hearted View Of Gays

BROADCAST NEWS IN THE Heart of the Matter series, last Sunday's excellent, if chilling, programme was about the evangelical "ex-gay" movement. Joan Bakewell explored the......

A Nomad's Welcome For Guests Invited To A Special Feast

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Genesis 18, 1-10 Colossians 1, 24-28 Luke 10, 38-42 ABRAHAM was a nomad, that is: he had no fixed home. With his family and servants......

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The Poverty Of A Private Faith Without Church

Ronald Rolheiser SEVERAL generations ago, Friedrich Schleiermacher, a prominent Protestant theologian, wrote a book with a curious but revealing title. It translates something......

Role Model Or Namby-pamby?

Letter from America CARDINAL John O'Connor of New York has recently championed the proposed canonisation of Pierre Toussaint to Rome. Toussaint was a black man born into......

Man Of Peace To Heal Years Of Bickering

Gerard Noel ELSEWHERE in this week's paper, space is devoted to country houses notable for their contribution to English Catholic history. One such house, Harvington Hall in......