19th June 1992

19th June 1992
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Rome Charged With Monitoring Liberation Theology At Synod

Holy See denies 'censoring' Latin American Church by Viviane Hewitt in Rome THE Vatican has denied reports in Rome this week that it is planning to "censor" clergy in Latin......

Medjugorje Network, Uk, Send Another Convoy Of Six...

Fr. Leonard Orec writes from Tucepi on 10th June 1992 ". . . For weeks now in the besieged towns of Sarajevo, Mostar, Jajce and others, famine has been a severe blow to the......

Inside

IN UNION? Billy Fitzgerald considers the impact of this week's Irish referendum, page 5 STAR IN THE EAST: Anton Rauscher asks how eastern Germany can be re-evangelised, page 5......

Bishops Appeal For Africa's Starving Millions

by Cristina Odone THE BISHOPS of England and Wales hope to raise more than £1 million this Sunday with a special collection for Africa's hungry. The appeal, to be administered......

Greens Gain A Little, But World's Poor No Better Off

by Sarah Stewart THE Earth Summit, the world's largest gathering of national leaders, ended this week amidst accusations that the twin causes of environmental destruction Third......

Monks Return To Chester

NINE hundred years of Christian heritage will be celebrated this weekend in Chester's Anglican cathedral at a special united service of thanksgiving and dedication for the 900th......

Diana's Special Friend

THEY are half a world apart from one another, but this week Mother Teresa found words of encouragement for her friend, the Princess of Wales, at a time when Diana surely needs......

Maastricht Dilemma

THE Catholic Church in Ireland this week renewed its plea for the Republic to shun moves towards legalising abortion following a referendum on the country's future within a......

Rome Row Over Dome

AN UNHOLY row over one of the finest views of St Peter's has broken out following the start of building work on a new bishops' residence in the Vatican City. Environmental......

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Franciscan Hostages Freed In Bosnia

by Timothy Elphick FIFTEEN Franciscan friars and eight nuns of the order being held hostage by Serbian militia in Bosnia-Herzogovina were freed from captivity this week as, for......

Vatican Backs Role Of Hierarchy In The Church

THE universal Church is a communion born from the one Church established by Christ and united through faith, the sacraments and the hierarchy, according to a document......

Bishops In Wine Boycott

CATHOLIC bishops in two American states have joined a five-year boycott of wines. The bishops of Washington State and an auxiliary bishop in Connecticut announced that they......

Cambodia Comes Out Of The Cold

THE first Vatican diplomat to visit the killing fields of Cambodia for 17 years has gained renewed recognition for the country's Catholic Church. Archbishop Alberto......

Priest Held By Police For Peace March

MORE than one hundred peacemarchers, including an American Catholic priest, were arrested by Israeli police as they attempted to enter the occupied West Bank this week. The......

Dalai Lama

honoured by University TIBET's exiled god-king, the Dalai Lama, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Brazil's Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo for his worldwide......

News In Brief

Pro-lifers 9 US rally CARDINAL John O'Connor of New York this week led an antiabortion rally in the city. Abortion is fast becoming one of the most hotly-debated topics In the......

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Doubts Over New Name

by Angus Macdonald MEMBERS of the Converts' Aid Society, meeting in London this week, have expressed strong doubts about plans to rename it the St Barnabas Society. The......

Mixed Marriage Meeting

CHRISTIANS of different denominations came together to discuss challenges facing interfaith couples at a conference in Bradford last Saturday. The inter-faith conference.......

Hole In One For Priesthood

GOLFING priests in Wales have helped to raise £5,000 for training young men for the priesthood. Sixteen priests were amongst 74 afficionados of the fairway who teed off this......

Test Case Ruling Favours Catholic Pupils

by Murray White CAT'HOLIC teachers and parents this week welcomed a ruling by the House of Lords allowing them to give priority to Christian children when over-subscribed.......

Liberal Democrats Face Split Over Party Abortion Debate

LONG-STANDING tensions within the Liberal Democratic Party re-surfaced this week after a row over the promotion of abortion access, to be debated at the party' forthcoming......

Anglicans Divide Over Women

DIFFERENCES over the ordination of women priests were in evidence last weekend as Anglicans on opposite sides of the issue participated in two back-to-back events. Southwark......

Vatican On Air As Bbc Choir Hits The High Notes

A 100-STRONG choir made up of listeners to Radio 4's Daily Service programme sang to the Pope during a special service in the Vatican this week. The BBC Rome Pilgrim's Choir......

Catholics In Queen's Birthday Honours List

A DUCHESS, a knight and a goon are amongst those Catholics to be named in the Queen's birthday honours list published this week. The Duchess of Norfolk, founder of the charity......

News In Brief

Choir in fashion HAUTE couture is coming to Winchester's Anglican Cathedral: by this autumn its choir will be donning vestments specially created by Japanese designer Issey......

Bishops' Diaries

MID-SUMMER confirmations, ordinations and interviews of candidates for the priesthood are flavour of the week for the bishops. Archbishop Derek Worlock of Liverpool is one of......

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Solidarity Rather Than Individualism

JOHN BATTLE MP AS WELL as signing "bona fides" for passport applications, Members of Parliament can also sign commendations for shot-gun license applications. But confirming......

Hardened Arteries

ON Sunday bishops around Britain will be asking us to contribute to a special collection, destined to aid the people of the Third World. The aim is to raise El million.......

Please

A FEW thoughts on Here I Am, the new RE programme (Catholic Herald, May 22). One howler the bishops who checked Here I am have overlooked is the varied wording of the......

I Enclose A List Of Errors In Your Editorial (catholic...

1. Catholics do believe in birth control; the only argument is about which methods may be used. 2. The Catholic Church does believe in married priests: their existence is an......

We Need The Bishops' Guidance In Schools

MAY I point out to your correspondent Bridget Krasinska that the headline "Should children learn about sex at school?" (Catholic Herald, May 22) really had little relevance to......

There Is More Mama Than Papa In God

WITH regards to your report on female imagery for God (Catholic Herald, May 22): just as God is our father, so is God our mother, wrote the 14th century Mother Julian of......

Opus Dei Controversy

IF THE Holy Father canonises Mgr Escriva, he does so infallibly; your leader, therefore, (Catholic Herald, May 22) of polarisation and possible schism within the Church is both......

All The Queen's Catholics Should Be Recognised

YOUR report that the Government is to consult with Church authorities regarding official recognition of Catholic bishops' territorial titles (Catholic Herald, May 29) is......

In This Ancient Game, The First Score Of The Match

gains a full point. That means that there can never be a drawn game, except in the rare circumstance of a goalless match. Adoption of this method of scoring would reduce very......

I Wonder If Mr Wingrave In His Letter (catholic Herald,

June 5) is aware that for at least 300 years after Christ all Catholic bishops and priests were free to marry? Compulsory celibacy came much later. Jesus chose married men for......

Thank You, Readers

I THOUGHT your readers might like to know that I have received the sum of £205 from them for the friend Pat I wrote about ("When the struggle for survival displaces religioun......

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Danger Of Following The Danes

Billy Fitzgerald,former Head of Religious Programmes at RTE, considers the impact of the Irish referendum on Maastricht. NOT FOR the first time in our history have the Danes......

Reaching Out To A Church-starved East

European Viewpoint Rev Dr Anton Rauscher, Secretary of the German Catholic Bishops' Social Commission, comments on the task of evangelisation in his reunited country THERE is......

The Church In Germany: Facts And Figures

Catholics = 36% of population Head of the Church: Bishop Karl Lehmann of Mahm 5 Archdioceses 18 Dioceses 12,941 Parishes 22,610 Priests 2,436 Brothers 53,481 Sisters...

Is Carey Betraying The Original Deposit Of Faith?

Leading member of the Church of England Synod's Catholic grouping, Rev Peter Geldard, asks if having women priests would halt progress to Christian unity "THE ONE we loved: is......

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Paperback Round-up

A Short Life of St Vincent de Paul by Luigi Mezzadri CM (Columba Press, £3.99). A modern biography of the founder of the Vincentians and the Daughters of Charity. What Are We......

Romance Beyond The Cloister Walls

Hume Rule by Clare Boylan HaMish Hamilton, £14.99) Lucy Lethbridge DAISY is one of nine children brought up in a poor area of Dublin in the late 19th century. Stuck in the......

Homage To The 'most Admired Woman In Modern France'?

Simone Signoret by Catherine David (£17.99, Bloomsbury) Zoe Ross SIMONE Signoret appears to have been somewhat shortsighted in entitling her autobiography Nostalgia is n '1......

Altars To The Gods Of The Earth

Gods of the Earth by Michael Jordan (Bantam Press, £17.99) Fr Graham Jenkins THIS is a fascinating study in which human nature is seen requiring devotion and even worship to a......

Creation On The Edge Of Eternity

The Water People by Joe Simpson (Jonathan Cape, £13.99) Sr Miriam ODC JOE SIMPSON prefaced his moving and gripping book, Touching the Void with a passage from TE Lawrence: "All......

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God's Four Walls Furnished

A CHURCH, Victor Hugo once wrote, is God between four walls. A number of ecclesiastical "musts" are required to make God's presence all the more palpable in today's churches.......

Bishop Casey, The Best-seller

SHE wanted to be a nun. She still does and may well still do it: "The more I go on, the more I know this is what I should do at least join the tertiary order of the Carmelites,"......

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`lorra' Work For A Curate

BROADCAST NEWS by Deborah Thomas THE Curate's Egg (ITV, Sunday) followed a new Catholic priest, Fr Gordon Abbs, as he stepped outside the seminary to become curate of St......

An Incarnation That Meant Sharing Our Confusion

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Zechariah 12, 10-11; 13,1 Galatians 3, 26-29 Luke 9,18-24 TODAY'S reading from the Gospel of Luke recalls the gradual and painful......

Reserved Splendour Of Wardour

WINDOW ON THE ARTS THE CATHOLIC chapel at Wardour Castle was built for Lord Arundell in the 1770s. It was the triumphant result of years of effort and inspiration by a......

Dietrich Shadows

THEATRE THE BLUE Angel, a musical play, was first seen at Stratford last year. It re-appeared at the Globe Theatre at the end of May. The timing of its opening might be......

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God Writes Straight With Crooked Lines

Ronald Rolheiser MOST of us who are over 35 were raised on a certain morality concerning marriage, sex and family. In brief, we were taught the idea of one sexual and marriage......

Gospel Masses And Growing Congregations

Letter from America MY daughter is not a regular church-goer; she tends to be vocal and unrestrained in her enthusiasms. It was with some trepidation then that we went to......

Bogart's 'play It Again Sam'

Gerard Noel RELATIVELY unnoticed amongst last week's deluge of newsprint on the plight of the royal family was an inset in The Times chronicling the fall of the British......