17th October 1969

17th October 1969
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Cardinal's Plain Speaking At The Synod

FROM ALAN McELWAIN IN ROME CARDINAL SUENENS of Belgium said in Pope Paul's presence this week: ',`The bishops should work not only under Peter but with Peter." He was addressing......

Curia Chiefs Discuss Their Work With The Bishops

from DOUGLAS BROWN in ROME WHAT is happening at the Synod of Bishops is not a struggle for power but a search for unity. This heartwarming fact became increasingly evident as......

Plea For Unity And Charity

' from Fr. JOHN HARR1OTT in ROME B EFORE the Pope's ser mon at the Synod's opening ceremony last Saturday there was great speculation that he would blow the whistle before the......

The Pope Refuses "co Meet 'rebel' Priests

From a Rome Correspondent Drawing it fine by John Ryan 110P1' PAUL. refused this week to nee the progressive group of European priests who have been meeting in Rome "in......

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Nun Killed In Nigerian Jet Attack

D ETAILS of the Nigerian air attack last month which killed an Irish nun and injured two others in Biafra as they were driving to visit a sick bay. have been given by Bishop......

Bishop Protests At Abortion Pressure Put On Nurses

BY A STAFF REPORTER A "VIGOROUS PROTEST" at the intolerable pressure being put on some nurses to assist at abortion operations "because they are the only ones available," was......

Churches Urge Aid Increase

A JOINT appeal by Cardinal Heenan and Dr. Ramsey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, to increase Britain's' overseas aid was sent ' to the Prime Minister last week. The letter was......

`doctors Cannot Accept Euthanasia'

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT D OCTORS can have nothing to do with euthanasia, Lord Brock, former President of the Royal College of Surgeons, told a meeting of the Royal Society of......

Anglicans To Use Jerusalem Bible

T HE Jersualem Bible. which is almost exclusively a product of Catholic scholarship. is now authorised to be used in the public services of the Church of England. Last week the......

Heythrop Sold To Bank For Lim

H EYTHROP COLLEGE, near Banbury. Oxfordshire. which was offered for sale by the Society of Jesus following a decision by the Jesuits to move their faculties of philosophy and......

Maturity Topic At Teilhard Talks

PROBLEMS of development towards maturity in man, both personal and collective. will be discussed at the fourth annual conference of the Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Association......

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Manna From Meath For The Tories Wall R Mr. Edward

HEATH sat down at the end of the Conservative conference last week to six minutes of applause and I was Ieft full of admiration for the vigour and loyalty of people who can......

School Uniform Blues

PAULA DAVIES writes on— I MAKE no apology for 2bringing up the subject of school uniforms, even if it is relatively unimportant in comparison with education. Like so many small.......

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Rough-house Religion

T HE display of temper between conservative and reformist Catholics in St. Peter's Square on Sunday can be seen only as a scandal. See how these Christians love one another! If......

Inside Biafra Starvation But No Surrender

by Mgr. Bruce Kent RIAFRA is hardly the " place one would recommend as a good spot for a holiday. It is, however, possible to visit and visits are welcome and useful. The......

Campus Gap Widens As Radical Rebels Find A Cause

T HI S week I am sending the first of three reports on the situation in the United States as seen from the West Coast where I am giving a short course of lectures on the......

From Norman St. John-stevas In America

of ultra-liberals and communists. The Catholic Church is riven by dissension, presided over by the rigid and reactionary Cardinal MacIntvre. who is in continual conflict with......

In Black And White

by H. R. F. KEATING W HAT makes important figures in the world, men of affairs with demanding tasks to perform, spare time they should ill be able to afford in order to display......

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A Comfortable Peephole For Mr Muggeridge

" (1 1-1. for the pen of a • -" I " (October 10). What ARE OUR PRIESTS TOO INSULAR? I READ with interest and approval the article from your Rome Correspondent (October 3) on......

Cardboard Progressive

bleatings IN answer to Mr. Higgins' attack (Oct. 10) upon the Church in the last paragraph of his letter: what bleating we hear from all these cardboard revolutionaries and......

No 'people Of God Democracy'

I HAVE just celebrated Holy Mass (in Latin) for the spiritual and temporal interest of my dear friend— Father Unknown from Nottingham—after reading his letter in your issue of......

Stewards For

'Chapel of Unity' A FEW years ago, when the new Anglican Cathedral was built in Coventry, one chapel of the building was set aside for use as a "Chapel of Unity", and teased to......

How Bishops Voted On Communion In The Hand

MR. NORMAN ST. JOHN-STEVAS (Ootober 10) makes a strong plea for Holy Communion to be distributed into the hand in the Churches of this country. He must be unaware that the Pope......

Uplift Of New Mass Form

W HAT a pity it is that people like Miss Cranstone (Oct. 10) take up your valuable space with such dreary, unconstructive letters about the liturgy, and indeed that you find......

Question And

ANSWER Normative Mass book Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question--In view of the fact that the Normative Mass is to be introduced soon, will it be possible to buy a missal......

Challenging A Rosy Picture Of Portugal

H UGH KAY'S rosy picture (September 26) for the future of Portugal and her colonies needs to be challenged. One can only assume that he relied on the Portuguese Foreign Office......

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Confidence Trick Premier Transparent With Greatness

by PHILIP ZIEGLER The Younger Pitt by J. Ehrman (Constable 75s.) To encapsulate in a phrase the character or achievements of a historical figure is rarely desirable and never......

Humble Nobility

by M. C. D'ARCY, Humility by Frank Pakenham (Collins, Fontana Books 6s.) I , ORD LONGFORD'S book on Humility is a very unusual one, and I think everyone who reads it will learn......

Spiritual Matter

mastered by HUGO MEYNELL The New Life of Grace by Peter Fransen, S.J. (Desclee S8.50) T HIS book on grace has just the right ingredients. being full of well-found biblical......

Couple's Eloquent Silences

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART C 0 M MUNICATION is one of today's key words and notions. Two of the new films represent what might in the same jargon be called a breakthrough in......

Patience And Glory

by GERARD NOEL "1ATIENCE." which Sad ler's Wells have now added to their current season at the Coliseum, was the opera in which Gilbert and Sullivan satirised the aesthetes,......

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Missionary Revolution By Fr. Edw On, C.s Ard

COLLET.SP. COLLET.SP. W HEN mention is made in company of the International Missionary Training Hospital in Drogheda the usual comment is: "Wonderful place." If the work of......

Crusade To The Needy

by MAUREEN VINCEN1 FR, THOMAS WALSH runs the Crusade of the Holy Spirit from a small house situated rather unexpectedly behind the parish church at Blackheath, in South......

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Cardinal Seper's Advance Report

B EFORE coming to Rome, the bishops had received an introductory report by Cardinal Seper, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It was in , three......

'pluralism Necessary' Say Theologians

P LURALISM in theological 2 thought was endorsed by the Vatican's new Theological Commission during its threeday meeting in Rome last week. A communique at the end of the......

Pope Rejects Meeting With 'rebels'

students, assembling for a prayer vigil, and conservatives from several countries. notably Spain. The liberals. who want the Church to give its wealth away and become......

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Religion Through The Eyes Of Sixth-formers

BY A STAFF REPORTER S EVENTY-FIVE per cent of 163 sixth-formers in nine Merseyside Catholic schools who answered a questionnaire feel that religion provides them with a sense of......

`too Many Mini-theologians' Says Pioneers' Chief

T HE problem of "too many mini-theologians causing maximum confusion" was doing great harm to the Church, said Fr. Henry Kielty, C.P., on Sunday. He was discussing renewal in......

Fr. Gay's Golden Jubilee 1

by JOHN O'KEEFFE IF Richard Gay, former Hyde Park orator, secularist, extreme Socialist and later member of the Fabian Society, had listened to wiser heads who told him he......

`set Youth Example Of Joyfulness

I says Bishop Harris BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A WARNING of the "vast range" of impersonal. mass-produced and often irresponsible pressures on young people today, and advice......