18th December 1970

18th December 1970
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Report Tells Of Persecution But Also:

How religion has survived in Russia BY A STAFF REPORTER R ELIGION continues to survive and, in some instances to make headway in the Soviet Union despite 52 years of......

Visit Off: Row With Italy

P OPE, PAUL and President Tito of Yugoslavia were to have met last Saturday, but because the President suddenly postponed a state visit to Italy, a similar one to the Vatican......

Pope's Hint On Entry Of China To U.n.

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT' IN a message last week pro claiming January 1 as world Peace Day, Pope Paul appeared to call for the admission of Communist China to the United......

Call For Law To Pr Otect Marriage Counselling

A STAFF REPORTER T HL Catholic Marriage Advisory Council calls for a change in the law to protect marriage counsellors m its annual progress report issued last week. As the law......

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Church-state Friction Continues In Brazil

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT THE Church hierarchy of the world's largest Catholic country has been at loggerheads with the Army for two years. Both sides. it is apparent, would......

U.s. Catholics Join Council On Ecumenism

T HE National Conference of Catholic Bishops in the United States has accepted an invitation to have nine Catholics serve on the Faith and Order Commission of the National......

Sanity Inquiry On Manila Attacker

A PHILIPPINES judge, sitting in Manila this week, ordered a psychiatric team to examine the Bolivian painter, Benjamin Mendoza Y Amor. to determine whether he was mentally fit......

Abortion: Vatican Paper Flays New York Legislation

QOaETY should fight abortion by removing the social "-- 1 stigma from illegitimate children and unmarried mothers, according to an article in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore......

Cardinal Gut Dies After Brief Illness

CARDINAL GUT, head of the Vatican's Office for the Divine Cult, died last week aged 73, after a brief illness. He had been visited by Pope Paul in the Salvator Mundi Hospital in......

Pope Paul And Cabot Lodge Discuss Peace

W ORLD peace and human suffering were discussed when veteran diplomat Henry Cabot Lodge was granted an audience by Pope Paul on Saturday. the day before the American left Rome......

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Health Worry—but Pope Works On

ALAN McELWAIN'S ROME DIARY IF Pope Paul is ill, as the rumours say, he is hiding it well. He was hardly back in the Vatican after his gruel ling nine-day trip abroad, than he......

Crossman Fed Up With Life

by Paula Davies L IFE, an organisation op posing legislation permitting abortion, has taken an advertisement in the ultraprogressive New Statesman which has upset the paper's......

Ireland's New Concern For Single Mothers

IT it were possible to imagine Ireland offering adequate help to the unmarried mother and her child, now is the time. Irish girls have come to this country for years because......

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Church And State

'THE Chadwick Report proposes two main -I possibilities : that the Church of England should be more or less disestablished, and that membership of Lords and Commons should be......

Love And Hate For Mother Of India

by Norman St. John Stevas M RS. INDIRA GHANDI is the mother of India, and as with every mother, her Lhildren have a love-hate relationship with her. Her features, in a......

A Poor Way For Christians To Debate

by Douglas Brown H AT moral attitude should British Catholics adopt on •the question of the sale of arms to South Africa? It was in the expectation of clarifying my ideas on......

New Basilica For

Guadalupe shrine . WILDING of a new has ilica at the Shrine of Our Lady of Gaudalupe will begin next year, it is announced by Mgr. Gullezmo Schulemburg, director of the Mexico......

Reflection Tolerance (3)

E VERY day the newspapers are full of stories about the dreadful accidents that can happen to children. They can so easily get knocked down, tumble into ponds, fall out of......

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Our Bishops And South Africa

THE Catholic Renewal Movement, you reported on Dec. A. I I, "regrets that our bishops have so far failed to give us a lead on this" the question of arms for South Africa.......

The Question Why: Why Disguise A Jesuit On Telly?

IN your December II issue, Fr. Peter Hebblethwaite, S.J., wrote an article concerning a telephone conversation that I had with him about a priest not wearing a Roman collar on......

Craving For The Mystics

H AVING just watched Krisnnamurti, reputed to be one of the most remarkable Eastern teachers of our time, talk to Oliver Hunkin on television, I am left refreshed yet saddened.......

Truth Of Gospels

QUESTION and ANSWER Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question — Would you please explain if the details of Christ's birth as given in the Gospels are true? I have always been......

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Unique Biblical Review

Scripture Bulletin (Catholic Biblical Association Qua rterly 15s per annum to nonmembers; C.I1.A., 17 Chepstow Villas, London, W.11.) U NTO the making of many books devoted to......

A Tudor Giant — English And Catholic To The Last

by Canon ALFONSO de ZULUETA Courtiers of Henry VIII by David Mathew (Eyre and Spottiswoode 65s.) A RCHBISHOP Mathew, from his retreat at Stonor Park, continues to regale us......

Face To Face With Genius

by H. R. F. KEATING T T is good for us viewers every now and again to come slap up against a genius. We could not watch a diet of genius from the six o'clock news till......

Here Scenery Is The Star

by Freda Bruce Lockhart QCENERY is the undoubted star of both principal new pictures, The Song of Norway ("U", Casino Cinerama) and Ryan's Daughter ("AA", Empire): scenery and......

A Time For Singing

CHRISTMAS is a time for poetry, singing and stories read aloud, and some people give a biggish present to the whole family rather than small ones separately. The Faber Book of......

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Basques: Verdicts Lag Brings More Protests

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT w I-11LE the world waited to hear the fate of the 16 Basques, including two priests, on trial in Burgos for murder and acts of terrorism, protests......

Cardinal Tells Boys: `don't Blame Parents'

P LYMOUTH schoolboys were told last week by Cardinal Heenan: "Don't think you can change the world and make what is wrong come right. You can't. The place where you live and......

`hippies' Aid Indian Village Project

HU NDREDS of young volunteers, including "hippies," from many coun tries have been helping a Belgian Jesuit priest in Central India to build new villages for disaster victims......