18th April 1969

18th April 1969
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Jesuit Provincial In Holland Quit Before Dismissals

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT R. JAN HERMANS, the Dutch Jesuit Provincial, has resigned his post. The announcement came last week, and was thought to be connected with the......

Pope's Fear Oh Clashes In Italy

From a Rome Correspondent IRIGHTiNG in the streets of the Italian town of Battipaglia and in other towns last week were a matter for "great uneasiness," the Pope said on Sunday......

Brentwood's Bishop Wall Resigns At 75

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE Pope has accepted the resignation of Bishop Wall of Brentwood. The announcement was made on Tuesday, exactly a month after the Bishop's 75th birthday......

Labour Ii.q.

ill Geneva From a Rome Correspondent T HE POPE will visit Geneva in the first half of June for the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the International I abour Organisation.......

Archbishop Hits At 'triple Violence To Poor Nations

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT P EOPLE living below subsistence level in under-developed countries were the victims of a triple form of violence, said Archbishop Fielder Camara of......

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Leading Brazilian Layman Arrested At Gunpoint

A CATHOLIC lay reader was arrested recently at the Brazilian Bishops' Conference in Rio de Janeiro by soldiers armed with submachine guns. The incident was the latest in a......

Seven Deadly Sins

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT T .HE slight figure of Archbishop Helder Camara, dressed simply in the plainest of cassocks, set the tone of the "Response to Crisis" Congress of the......

New Look At Priests' Role Urged By Laymen

BY A STAFF REPORTER R EAPPRAISAL of the priest's role and new initiatives in lay formation are essential if new and representative "structures for dialogue" between them are to......

Russian Stranglehold On Religion In Lithuania

T HE stranglehold which Russia maintains on religious worship in Lithuania, the former independent Baltic country which it seized in 1940, is openly admitted in an article in......

Monks To Train Police Cadets

P OLICE cadets, in groups of four and of any denomination, are to spend short periods for character training at the Passionist monastery at Minsteracres, Co. Durham. They will......

Give Youth Facts, Not Words, Says Pope Paul

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Y OUNG PEOPLE today were perhaps better adapted and disposed to receive the "imponderable call" to a religious vocation because they were......

Uganda Visit Date Announced

P OPE PAUL will fly to Uganda on July 31 and spend two days there, says the Vatican. It will be the first visit by any reigning Pope to Africa, although Pope Paul, when Cardinal......

'why Is Humanity Still Divided?'

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT DOPE PAUL did some plain speaking about Latin America's social problems last week when he received the Argentinian Foreign Minister, Sr. Nicanor......

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Lay Coansissioas

Hugh Kay gives a personal view on— I WONDER whether one Catholic in a thousand gives a tinker's cuss for consultation, participation. parish councils, helping to elect bishops,......

Bishop Willebrands' Double Promotion Welcomed

T HERE is much satisfaction in Rome over Pope Paul's announcement that Cardinal-designate Jan Willebrands, 59-year-old Dutch Secretary of the Vatican Secretariat for the......

When Did You Last See Your Husband?

By PAULA DAVIES "BILLS forgotten, food curling up at the edges, too long a day, never sees kids, always late at friends' homes, twice seen beginning of film since......

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In This Age Of Specialization Theologians Are Bound To...

THE battles between the so-called integralists and the so-called progressives remind me a little of Matthew Arnold's "ignorant armies" who "clash by night" and am only......

Getting Out Of The Red

B UDGET WEEK this year has coincided with the Hierarchy's Low Week conference at Westminster. The detailed discussions and conclusions reached come into the same category as......

Simple Procedure For Canonisation

r PE PAUL last week simplified the procedure followed by the Church in naming its saints. It will shorten the time necessary for a Catholic to achieve sainthood by several......

Religion Is Too Important To Be Left To The Clergy

by Norman St.John-Stevas A S I write I have just returned from Rome and am composing this article before setting off for the House of Commons and the Budget. I have had time to......

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Letters To The Editor

WHY CHOOSE NUNS AS HEADTEACHERS? Facts on teacher interview I FEEL for "Angry Teacher" (April 4) and his somewhat bitter experience. Though a like experience has not happened......

We Are Not Extremists In Unitas

M AY I please be permitted to correct a wrong impression given in the news item on Mgr. Clark in your April 4 issue? As vice-chairman of Unitas, the lay association with views......

Replies To Attack By Priest On Lay Councils

F R. FLANAGAN'S letter in your April 4 issue contains so many attacks upon Lay Councils that it is difficult to know where to begin. However, your readers may like to know that......

Protestants And The Catholic Church

- QUESTIONS ANSWERS Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question. I am a Welsh nonconformist (who has received the "C.H." for years) and I am wondering if you would expand on some of......

I Have Never Met A Tyrannical

superior in 32 years E XCESSIVE authoritarianism was characteristic, surely, not of the Middle Ages but rather of the late Victorian era—less than a hundred years ago ("When......

'my Lord' And Those Traumas

M R. DESMOND ALBROW (April 11) wrote: "Most people can manage . • 'Monsignor' . . whereas 'My Lord did set up all kinds of traumas (social and theological) for some." The......

Wit T Does One Now Call "monsignor"? M. J. C. Staples...

Lack of reverence M AY I, as an Anglican, comment on the Good Friday Liturgy televised from St. Kentigern's Church, Edinburgh? The service was most impressive and the spoken......

Why Not Compromise?

I AGREE with all Cardinal Heenan—as reported in your April 4 issue—shas said about religion in schools. The question still conies back to the 1.2 million debt in the Archdiocese......

Handing On The Faith

A. DR 1 AN FIRTH (March 28) is concerned about the education of his children. It is my conviction that he should send his children to the best school in his area. Criteria here......

Contraception & Abortion

AGREE with Peter J. Helons (March 28) that, in view of the biolo g ical mechanisms involved, the difference between artificial and hormonal contraception and abortion is not as......

Children's Bible

11 WAS astonished at Isabel Quigley describing the "Catholic Children's Bible" as a "woeful production" in her review of April 4. It seems to me very good value at 30s., with a......

Stuck In A Groove

IT may be that the bishops will be grateful and take to heart the advice of Fr. Flanagan, gratuitously offered in your issue of April 4. There is, of course, an alternative......

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Keeping Up With Technology

by Dr. JOHN MARSHALL WHEN Florence Nightin gale went out to the Crimea she did so in order to relieve the suffering of the wounded. It was bad enough in those clays to be sick......

Out And About

by T. G. HAYWARD MOST people have prob ably seen the district nurse in their area. In former years she was a very familiar figure in uniform, either. on foot or on a bicycle.......

Exciting New Trend

by JAMES P. SMITH NURSING is a most re warding profession wherein a place can be found for a variety of abilities and personalities. Whether the individual is `practical% a......

With The Dying

by V. A. WE1ST T HERE is nothing more rewarding in nursing than looking after the dying. It can be exciting and certainly joyful. Physical symptoms such as pain, nausea and......

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Dealing In Moral Dilemmas

by PROFESSOR HUGH C. McLAREN IMAGINE Florence Nightingale on her rounds in the Crimea with the sickly smell of gangrene and the groans of the wounded. A call comes—"There is a......

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Is Nursing Still A Vocation ?

by MAUREEN VINCENT A LTHOUGH I come from an entirely—one might almost say obsessively — medical family, nothing in this world could have persuaded me to take up nursing as a......

An Explanation Of Violence

by H. R. F. KEATING S WITCHBOARDS were, as the papers love to put it, jammed. Doubtless the Anti-Television Lady squawked. Violence stalked on the small screen once again. The......

Attenborough Triumph

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART HERALDED by the Sun day Telegraph's film critic, Margaret Hinxman, as a test case for the British film industry. the triumph of Oh! What a Lovely War......

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Expressly They Write On The White House Trail

by GEORGE EVANS T HE Daily Express for all its dear, idiosyncratic ways is a lively newspaper and in some respects this vast omnibus of a book on last year's American......

Value Of Religion Under-played

by PETER FLOOD, 0.5.B. The Doctor and the Soul by Viktor Frankl, M.D. (Souvenir Press 35s.) THIS book is a study of the author's theory and practice of what he calls......

When Even Dabbling Is A Seriqus Matter

by ELIZABETH JENNINGS The Crane Bag and other disputed subjects by Robert Graves (Cassell 42s.) OBERT GRAVES'S prose, as opposed to his novels and verse. is always......

Oh! What A Horrible War

by GERARD NOEL To Lose a Battle by Alistair Horne (Macmillan 63s.). A LISTAIR HORNE'S description of Sedan, as the decisive battle that lost France to Hitler is, if anything,......

Religious Paperbacks By Fr. Crispian Hollis The Pain Of...

Teaching the Eucharist Yperman (Deus Books 10s. 6d.). The New Church and our Children Miiller (Compass Books 10s.). Making Religion Real Ferr6 (Fontana 3s. 6d.). Alfred North......

Ancient And Modernist

by T. CORBISHLEY, S.J. The Modernist Crisis: von Hiigel by John J. Heaney (Chapman 42s.) Augustinianism and Modern Theology by Henri de Lubac, S.J. (Chapman 63s.) Black Robes......

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'more Important •

than sitting on parish councils' BY A STAFF REPORTER A SIGN of the coming-of-age of the Church is that people are accepting their responsibilities and not leaving its whole......

Cathedral Stamp Protest

.THE United Protestant Council has urged the Postmaster General, Mr. John Stonehouse. to stop a proposed stamp which "gives offence to Protestant opinion." The stamp, announced......

Special Mass For Travel Industry

A SPECIAL Mass for the travel trade is being celebrated this evening at the Church of the Assumption and St. Gregory, Warwick Street, London, W.I., by Canon George Groves,......

Ex-wonersh, Students Petition Bishops On Reform

By a Staff Reporter E IGHT ex-Wonersh seminarians petitioned the bishops this week for an inquiry into the seminary systern of this countrY. They claimed that of 106 students at......

Pilgrimage To Be Held Earlier

B ISHOP RUDDERHAM will lead the Clifton Diocesan Pil g rima g e to Glastonbury on May 18, where he will concelebrate Pontifical Mass and preach in the Convent Field behind the......

Large Parishes Help Smaller Ones In Northern Diocese

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT S MALL parishes in the Hexham and Newcastle Diocese are receiving help from the larger parishes as the result of the Small Parishes Fund, a scheme......

Nuns To Leave Blackburn School

A TRADITION of more than 80 years will he broken at the end of the summer term when the sisters of Notre Dame leave St. Peter's School, Blackburn. A lay headmaster, Mr. Austin......