19th December 1969

19th December 1969
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1970 Year Of Prayer For Pope Paul

50 years a priest FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT 1 970 has been declared a "Year of Prayer for the Pope" to commemorate Pope Paul's 50th anniversary as a priest. This was announced......

Visit. By Cardinal Marty Of Paris

CARDINAL MA RT Y, Archbishop of Paris, will visit the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Ramsey, from February 17 to 20. It will be a return visit for that paid by Dr. Ramsey to......

Church Aid Fails To Reach Starving Nigerians

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT O F 25,000 tons of relief supplies sent to Nigeria over a two-week period, only 1,800 tons reached starving villages, says Joint Church Aid. Mr.......

New Group Formed To Aid Priests Who Quit

BY A STAFF REPORTER A NEW organisation to assist priests and religious leaving the active ministry and religious life was launched this week. It will take the place of Compass,......

Partnership Is Teachers' Theme

THE theme of this year's -ICatholic Teachers' Federation conference, to he held at La Sainte Union Colle g e of Education, Southampton, from December 29 to January 1. is......

'flu Hits 1,000 At Vatican

O NE-THIRD of the 3,000 people who live or work in the Vatican have been laid low by the influenza epidemic which has swept through Italy and several other European countries.......

Psychology Students Sought

From a Rome Correspondent C LASSES for the Gregorian University's new theological psychological institute in Rome do not begin until next October, but the pontifical university......

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Westminster Centre's Task Is Liturgical Renewal

BY A STAFF REPORTER IN the drab hinterland in North London that lies between Harringay and Highbury, the diocese of Westminster has set up what may be of of the most significant......

Cardinal's Christmas Message

C ARDINAL HEENAN starts his Christmas message by saying that it is no use trying to be original in preparing it; "There is only one message to give at Christmas the message of......

Methodist Church Becomes Catholic

A CATHOLIC church dedicated to St. Edith, daughter of King Edgar, has been opened at Wilton, the ancient capital of Wessex, near Salisbury. It was formerly a Methodist church......

£80,000 Church Centre

CARDINAL HEENAN concelebrated the new form of Mass with priests of Richmond on Saturday at the official opening of the £80,000 church centre at St. Margaret's, Twickenham,......

Vocations

The priesthood: the signs - 5 T HE final sign of a vocation listed by Vatican II is that a candidate "must give indications that he is able to live the difficult life of a......

By A Special Correspondent A Ca Tholic Tholic Secondary...

faced with the prospect of a development that could become a "hotchpotch of hutted classrooms, scattered around the school grounds, using up valuable space and serving no useful......

Parents Had A Right To Know Whether The School Was

to be a comprehensive one or not. Meanwhile there was a serious danger of a drift away from St. Paul's to the local comprehensives. Members of the staff were being placed in a......

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Nativity Play With A Difference

PAULA DAVIES NATIVITY plays and carol concerts have been taking place in their thousands as almost every school has put on some Christmas entertainment for parents. Whether......

Anglicans Join Nuns For Carols

S ISTERS of an enclosed order are to be joined by the choir of the neighbouring Anglican church for a joint carol recital in their monastery chapel this Christmas. The carols......

Clangers In Front Of The Children

N OW that the jolly old Santas are beginning to peer out of every toy department, I thought it was time to look at television as expetlieneed by those among us who still believe......

Portrait Of Youth

C HILDREN at Christmas time are found seasonable in the entertainment world as elsewhere. Not that there is anything in the least Christmassy (regardless of the weather) about......

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A Matter Of Life And Death

B Y the time this appears, Parliament will have decided whether to confirm the abolition of capital punishment, return to limited hanging, or postpone the vote for more......

The Red Star In The East

A gory reminder of Mao's annihilation of the Church From John Luff in Hong Kong 'HE Church physical in 1 China is totally destroyed, its flock scattered, its children grown to......

Why They Leave Paradise

I SPENT last week in the West. Indies with an allparty parliamentary delegation which visited the islands to see how the system of entry certificates is working. For over a year......

That Kiss Of Peace

DESMOND ALBROW DO not wish, in this I column, to prolong further argument over the new Order of the Mass yet there is one small ritual that I would willingly abolish without a......

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Reply To Critics Of The 'sign-in'

I T is not necessary to be a member of the Christian Association of Business Executives to understand that where a country is dependent for much of its income on exports of......

Impressed

by TV sex films A FTER reading M. A. McGarvey's letter of December 5 on television sex fi lms I feel hound to reply. I ant a Catholic mother of four ( now adult) and have five......

Communists Not Only Ones Who Protest, Mr Braine

IT is of no surprise to read (December 5) of Mr. Braine's -I"feeling of absolute futility" regarding the situation in Vietnam: to condone American policy there is to ne g ate......

Standing For Prayer At Mass

1%/1 Y earlier letter on stand."' in g for prayer has provoked many comments, most of which so far seem to have missed the point. My contention was — and remains — that the......

Whose Conscience?

QUESTION and ANSWER Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON QuestionIn connection with the distress in which many of us find ourselves since the appearance of the encyclical Ilmnanac......

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Roots A Nd

shoots of U.S. Church by Dr. R. EGGESTON American Catholicism by John Tracy Ellis (University of Chica g o Press 77s.) T HIS is one of the Chica g o s' History of American......

A John The Baptist For The Age Of Science And Faith

by JEAN CHARLES-ROUX, I.C. Tellhard de Chardin by D. Gareth Jones (Tyndale Press 7s. 6d.) Concerning Teilhard by Ber nard Towers (Collins 30s.) Human Energy by Teilhard de......

Pilgrim Readers

A History of the Holy Land edited by Michael Avi Yonah (Weidenfeld and Nicolson 5 g ns.) Holy Places by Christopher Hollis and Ronald Brownei gg (Weidenfeld and Nicolson 3 g......

Weapons In The Battle For Belief

by Canon PETER MOORE Sinews of Faith by Donald Co gg an, Archbishop of York (Hodder 5s.) M ANY people really must wonder what happens when Bishops, or in this case, Archbishops......

Novels By

DONAL GILTINAN Dry Mass by Joseph Martindale (Eyre and Spottiswoode 30s.) High Heroic by Constantine Fitzgibbon (Dent 30s.) The Gallows Set by Ward Rutherford (Bles 21s.) MR.......

Theology Today By Mgr. John M. T. Barton The Foundations

of New Testament Christology by R. 11. Fuller (Collins Fontana Library 10s. 6d.) THIS hook, ori g inally published in 1965. is now remarkably cheap and a really informing work.......

Children's Choices

A_ Game of Catch by Helen Cresswell (Chatto, Boyd & Oliver 12s.) Expensive but artistically produced. It is written with g reat skill as befits the introduction, in the least......

Waiting-4

THERE is a great difference between just waiting and waiting in hope. Waiting which has no point to it is a deadly experience. But waiting in the positive expectation of some......

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U.s. Government Told 'stay Out Of Birth Control'

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T ' "continuing and ever-expanding role both at home and abroad of the U.S. Government in birth control" has come under fire from the American......

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Brazil Archbishop On Use Of Funds For World Aid.

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A RCHBISHOP HELDER CAMARA of Brazil is to address an international conference on the use of church funds in development projects in Montreux,......

First Vatican Council Papers To Be Published

Fr 0 mark the centenary of 1the opening of the First Vatican Council on December 8. 1869, which decreed papal infallibility, Pope Paul has ordered the publication of all the......

Archbishop' Snubs Malta Curates

ARCHBISHOP Sir Michael Gonzi of Malta has refused to meet a delegation of curates who wished to speak to him about the plight of the island's curates. Their salary is £250 a......

Rome Talks On Joining W.c.c.

A SIX-MAN committee to consider the "pros and cons" of Catholic membership in the World Council of Churches has been named. It held its first meeting in Rome recently. The......

Abortion Is Murder

—says Cardinal A PROPOSAL that abor tion on request should be legalised was bitterly attacked last week by Cardinal O'Boyle, Archbishop of Washington. He said: "Abortion is......

Four-point Aid Plan To Ease Plight Of 17m. Refugees

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT F OUR recommendations for action to deal with the problem of more than 17 million refugees in the world were made at last month's meeting in......

Irish Bishops Prepare For The Next Decade

1 - "HE Irish hierarchy has conducted a wideranging review of the Church in Ireland and agreed on the establishment of a number of new organisations, among them three new......