18th September 1992

18th September 1992
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New Role For Priests And Laity

by Cristina Odone A NEW priestly ministry based on close collaboration with lay parishioners is the only way forward for the Church, more than 100 priest delegates concluded at......

Inside

DISTANT THUNDER: Richard West listens for the echoes of the past in Bosnia-Herzegovina, page 5 ALL-AMERICAN: Anthony Dworkin examines the surprise star of the US presidential......

Beware Of

the shrink, Jesuits tell Catholics by Viviane Hewitt in Rome CATHOLICS should not undergo psychoanalysis because it could imperil their religious consciences, according to a......

Pro-abortion Vote The Final Straw For Alton

by Angus Macdonald IN A dramatic stand of principle, Catholic MP and pro-life campaigner David Alton has pledged that he will not stand again as a Liberal Democrat unless his......

No More Mozart At The Mass

AN ITALIAN Cardinal is leading a campaign to abolish all forms of secular music from the Mass. News of the move came with the opening of the 26th Italian national Congress of......

Sparks Fly Over New Creed

DEBATE over the proposed English translation of the Creed heightened this week in Rome when critics denounced the new wording as promoting women priests. The new translation,......

Maguire Seven Innocent, Cardinal Says

RECENT reports casting d6ubt on the innocence of the Maguire Seven cleared last year by the Court of Appeal of operating an IRA bomb factory in Britain have been dismissed by......

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Cardinal In Call For Trial

by Cristina Odone CARDINAL Paulo Evaristo Arns of Sao Paolo has asked priests throughout Brazil to urge their parishioners to take part in a demonstration today calling for the......

Nicaragua Is Still In Shambles Following The Earthquake...

the country's Pacific coast earlier this month causing ten metre high tidal waves. It is estimated that more than 10,000 Nicaraguans have been displaced by the September 1......

Churches To Fight Prejudice

THE CHURCHES of Europe must act against the dangers of nationalism, the tenth Assembly of the Conference of European Churches in Prague was told last week. Nationalism often......

Leader Of Peruvian Terror Squad Arrested

THE LEADER of the Shining Path guerilla movement in Peru, Abimael Guzman, was captured in Lima last weekend together with seven other guerrilla leaders. Guzman, founder of the......

Peace In Mozambique Hopeful

THE PEACE talks scheduled for the beginning of next month in Mozambique will be successful only if personal "vendettas" are set aside, the national bishops' conference has......

Spanish Bishops Oppose Proposed Abortion Law

GOVERNMENT proposals to liberalise Spain's abortion law would virtually allow abortion on demand during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, said the President of the Spanish......

News In Brief

Pakistan flood MORE than 1800 people are believed to have died during the floods which took place last week in Pakistan because of torrential rains. CAFOD and Christian Aid are......

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Hume Praises Good Building Standards

by Murray White EDUCATION reforms are meaningless unless the quality of school buildings where children are taught is improving. was the message from Cardinal Basil Hume as he......

Diocese Calls For Greater Generosity

LIMITED donations by parishioners coupled with substantial expenses has meant that Middlesbrough diocese has been forced to postpone or neglect many pastoral projects, the......

`ethnic Cleansing' Is Wicked, Says Bishop

THE phrase "ethnic cleansing" was an attempt to hide "a wicked and horrific thing", Bishop David Konstant of Leeds said this week, referring to the repressive policy of......

Joint Visit To Poland

A JOINT delegation of Catholic and Anglican bishops is to visit the Catholic Church in Poland at the invitation of the Polish primate, Cardinal Josef Glemp. A nine-strong......

Prayer Book To Go Ahead

THE CONTROVERSIAL Anglican Bishop of Durham, Rt Revd David Jenkins, has again landed in hot water this week by agreeing to write the preface to a book of prayers for lesbian and......

Bishops' Diaries

THE media world is a focus of attention for several of the bishops this week. Bishop Vincent Nichols, auxiliary in Westminster, goes into the studios at BBC Radio Four for three......

Former Marist Monk Appointed To Top City Job

by Angus Macdonald A FORMER monk, who once took a vow of poverty, is to earn £250,000 a year as the new chief executive of Lloyd's of London, one of the most senior posts in the......

Ni Funerals Explained

A NEW inter-church booklet about "political" funerals in Northern Ireland will help to break down the misunderstandings that occur about the purpose of prayer at funeral......

Church Think Tank Needed

A LEADING Catholic academic has issued a call for the Churches to set up an independent Christian thinktank to undertake "radical and long-term" analysis of social and economic......

Lady Revd Takes Charge

KATHLEEN Young, a widow from Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland, is to be the first woman in the British Isles to take charge of an Anglican parish. Mrs Young is adamant that she......

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Royalty And The Church

IF we want to lose our monarchy, we arc going the right way about it. While it is premature to talk of a full-scale crisis, recent events the separation of the Duke and Duchess......

Lamont Spoils The Food In The Kitchen

Desmond Albrow WHEN the economy is in a mess as assuredly it is there Is usually at least a whiff of sympathy expressed for the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Perhaps I move In......

Liturgical Perspectives

I HAVE been intrigued by recent correspondence concerning the various prayers of the Mass, and by Joanna Towner's letter concerning the liturgy (Catholic Herald, September 9.) I......

Nobs And Straight Priorities

CURRENTLY, I find two things fascinating about the Catholic Herald. The first of these is the notion harboured by correspondents such as Desmond Albrow and Gerard Noel that the......

Parish Power Needed

THE NEWS item regarding the Benedictines at Cockfosters (Catholic Herald, August 21) was most exciting: the parishioners were "trusted" to gather the faithful to prayer, to......

Contraception And Vatican Ii Rulings

ELIZABETH Price questions (Catholic Herald, September 4) why it was that though the Vatican II Schema were passed on a majority vote, the alleged vote of 16 bishops favouring......

Lady Olga, Read Paul Vi On Race And Exploitation Of The...

IN HER article on education (Catholic Herald, September 11) Lady Olga Maitland MP, writes that issues such as racism and Western exploitation of the Third World "have nothing to......

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One People Divided By A History Of Conflict

Applied to the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the terms 'Serb' and 'Croat' are really a shorthand for Orthodox and Catholic. Richard West examines the historical roots of the......

After Maastricht: Would The Banks Call The Tune?

EUROPEAN VIEWPOINT In the first of a series, Michael Barratt Brown and Ken Coates MP examine the effects of economic slump on the drive towards European unity THE drive to......

Women In Prison

There about 1,600 women prisoners in England and Wales. But these are not the only women to be seen in prison. There are Governors, Prison Officers, Probation Officers,......

America's Two Presidential Hopefuls Both Say God Is On...

God bless America or at least us THE opening weeks of the American election campaign have seen an unusual and controversial attempt to put moral and religious issues at the......

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Decline And Fall Of A Bon Viveur

Leperello by William Palmer (Seeker and Warburg, £15.99) Piers Paul Read THE French Catholic novelist, Julien Green, believed that a saint had a sinful doppelgdnger: "While the......

Followed By The Shadows Of The Past

Never Again: Britain 19451951 by Peter Hennessy, (Jonathan Cape, £20) John Battle MP AS increasingly we're warned that economically it's "back to the 1930s", looking afresh at......

A Rule That Has Stood The Test Of Time

Work and Prayer: the Rule of St Benedict for Lay People by Dom Columba Cary-Elwes (Burns & Oates, £6.95) David Twiston Davies IT HAS occurred to me more than once on the way......

Stake-out In An Odd Europe Full Of Spies And Lovers

Doctor Criminale by Malcolm Bradbury (Secker & Warburg, £14.99) Barnaby Jameson MALCOLM Bradbury's Doctor Criminate is a menacing satire on early 1990s Europe just as the iron......

An Eccentric Saint Of 'noble' Birth

St Dunstan: His Life, Times and Cult edited by Nigel Ramsay, Margaret Sparks and Tim Tattoo-Brown (The Boydell Press, £65) Michael Walsh THERE is an authorised and a revised......

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Bringing A Breath Of Fresh Air To The Pews

Fr Paul Cannon of the Catholic Missionary Society tells Murray White how the parish mission is changing IN THE coming decade, the visitor to a church mission will be just as......

Facing A New Walk Down The Aisle

Suzanne Greaves examines the struggle of Catholics whose marriages have broken down TRICIA Williams makes a round trip of 30 miles every time she wants to receive Holy......

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Virtues Of A Good Sermon

BROADCAST NEWS by Joanna Moorhead ONE sermon per Sunday is generally enough, but last weekend I threw caution to the wind and sought out a second. It turned out to be a wise......

A Laugh At The Last Supper

GALLERIES by Leigh Hatts "SUPERB", "so funny", "brilliant" and "fantastic" are just some of the remarks in the comments book at the controversial Last Supper tableau at the......

Jesus Shows The Way To Reaping Good Dividends

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Amos 8, 4.7 1 Timothy 2, 1-8 Luke 16, 1-13 THE first and last readings today speak about money. Amos denounces the way in which the......

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Understanding Our Loneliness

Ronald Rolheiser A FEW summers ago, I decided to spend three months in a Trappist monastery. I was tired out from a very busy year within which my work kept me overactive,......

Skirting Around The Religious Right

Letter from America THREE weeks after the Republican convention, the race for president is now in full swing. Bill Clinton used the Democratic convention to win a boost of 18......

Paying Dues To An Absent Landowner

CHARTERHOUSE CHRONICLE by Gerard Noel NEXT Monday will be the 25th birthday of David Bingham. Who, you may well ask, is he? He's really Lord Lucan. But, no, not the one who......