1st August 1969

1st August 1969
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Biafra Truce Pope's Aim In Uganda

FROM SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS IN ROME AND KAMPALA T HE POPE, whose visit to Uganda began yesterday, will seize every opportunity during his three-day stay to achieve an end to......

Encyclical 'defends Man Against Himself'

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT MANKIND owes Pope Paul a debt of gratitude for his condemnation of artificial birth control because it defends man against himself, said an article in......

United Service For T.u.c.

CATHOLIC delegates at this 11 .-- 4 year's Trades Union Congress, to be held in Portsmouth, are being invited to attend an ecumenical service in Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral on......

`death Order' Inquiry

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT BISHOP DEFR EGGER, who has admitted that. while serving as a captain in the German Army during World War II, he passed on an order to execute 17......

Parents May Go To Court Over Schools

BY A STAFF REPORTER CATHOLIC parents In Birkenhead are considerlegal action over what they see as discrimination against their children over local allocations of grammar school......

`no Censorship On Archbishop'—vatican

FROM ALAN McELWAIN IN ROME T HE Vatican this week denied press reports that it was censoring speeches by Archbishop Helder Camara of Olinda and Recife, Brazil, social reformer......

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Fundamental Message Of Human Dignity Is Y.c.w. Hallmark

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE primary purpose of the Young Christian Workers' movement had not changed since it was founded 50 years ago by Cardinal Cardijn, said Canon......

Brazilians Terrorism Discuss

HE tenth general assembly of the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops discussed agrarian reform. terrorist activities, the "death squadron" and relations between Church and......

Moscow Punishes Three Priests For Protesting

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HREE Lithuanian priests who recently travelled to Moscow to protest at the tight control exercised by the Russian Ministry of Cults over the......

Pilgrimage To Walsingham

M GR. ALAN CLARK is to lead the National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham on August 17. Solemn Mass will be celebrated in the Slipper Chapel at noon and in the......

Plea For Unity To Africa:\ Symposium

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE first all-Africa sym posium of' Catholic bishops, which opened in Kampala on Monday. decided to make an organised approach to Church problems......

Hay' A Million Pilgrims

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT H UNDREDS ot' thousands of pilgrims from all over Uganda have flocked into Kampala all this week to greet the Pope. One estimate was that there......

Oxfam Aid Tops

BY A STAFF REPORTER O XFAM'S overseas aid exceeded £3 million for the first time in its 27-year history in the year to April 30 last, according to the August issue of Oxfam......

Bene Merenti For "herald" Seller

MISS FLORENCE LUCK, a parishioner of Ss. Peter and Paul, Northfields, West Ealing, has been awarded the Bene Merenti medal for her services to the Church. Miss Luck, a nurse,......

`bishops Wrong To Exclude Priests'

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE recent European bishops' conference in Chur, Switzerland, was like "a gathering of European royalty at a party on a ship at sea," said Fr.......

Theory On Shroud For Vatican

ROFESSOR Kurt Berna. president of the Foundation for the Holy Shroud in Switzerland, has sent documents to the Vatican, in which he says there are facts which make him believe......

Church In Poland Grows

T HE Church in Poland has grown considerably since 1945. according to a report by the Government controlled Polish Press Agency. There are now more than 13,200 churches and......

Experimental Rules For Benedictines

T HE General Chapter of the English Benedictine Congregation was held at Downside Abbey last week. New constitutions, revised in the light of the directives of Vatican II were......

Helping Newly-arrived Irish

By a Special Correspondent O N the night when I visited the Irish Centre in Camden Square, London, N.W.1, they were holding a parish reunion. Two priests had travelled over......

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General Extraordinary

by MAUREEN VINCENT C OMMISSIONER Er i k Wickberp, Chief of Staff of the Salvation Army, has just been elected to succeed General Frederick Cutts, who retires from the......

Jean Goss—peacemaker

"'LOOKING much younger than his 57 years, quiet in manner with a quick, sunny smile, Jean Goss has been on an exhaustingly rapid tour of Britain, discussing his ideas with......

Complexities Of 'six' And Neutrality

T. P. O'MAHONY'S IRISH DIARY W ITH the renewal of interest in Ireland ' s application for membership of the European Economic Community, the important question of the country......

Paula Davies Meets ...

Nuns in ordinary dress S HOWN in by a whitecoated elderly woman, I took my seat in a room which looked like a cross between a suburban dining room complete with mahogany......

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The Reign In Spain

T HE naming of Prince Juan Carlos as the future King of Spain does not dispose of the country's succession problem. It is simply, in fact, the first of two stages envisaged by......

Kennedy Right To Fight For °nicol Future

N OBODY who saw Senator Kennedy's television broadcast last week can fail to have been deeply moved by it. The Senator's youth. his good looks. his evident sincerity and......

Confessions Of A Telly Addict

I HAVE heard it said by disgruntled priests that almost all laymen long to preach a sermon and are quite convinced they could do it better than the clergy. Well, I have preached......

Avoiding Western Church Structures In Africa

by HUGH KAY IN his trip to Uganda this week, Pope Paul was visiting a country where 34 per cent of the people are Catholics. It is a reminder that, on the face of it, the......

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The Fun Of The Chase

M AY I he permitted to make what I feel to be a reasonable suggestion regarding the sport of our younger gentlemen at Annpleforth (July 18)? Let the good Abbot Basil Hume......

Why Nuns Took Over Catholic Book-shops

I AM dismayed by the letter of F. H. L. Smith (July 25) who 1 appears to charge the Daughters of St. Paul with the summary dismissal of the staff of Burns Oates Retail Ltd.. and......

No Fiction

by this father I your issue of July 25, Dom 1 Peter Flood, O.S.B., in reviewing the "Ecumenical Revolution" by R. McAfee Brown, makes a very startling statement which invites......

Things Which Are Heretical

a subject so vast and Twith so many ramifications —theological, historical, practical—as the present crisis in the Church, it is impossible to do justice in a letter. But it......

Fostering Ancient Rite

T HE decision of the Latin Mass Society "to press for the retention of the Tridentine Mass" is a decision to press for the observance of the decrees of the Vatican Council. The......

Retreat Or Escape Route?

I WAS amazed to read Paula 1. Davies' opening remarks in her article of July 18 on Walsingham House, Chingford. We had a retreat every year, and I must say I cannot recol lect......

Serious Doubts On Communion In The Hand

F R. SYMON'S interesting and balanced reply (July 18) on receiving Communion in the hand still leaves open serious doubts as to the wisdom of this change. 1 —The Eucharist is a......

Warning Voices On Ireland

WH should John Desmond SI Y Ieridan (July 11) want to share my fears if, as he and Eoin O'Keeffe seem to believe, everything is for the hest in this most blest of all possible......

Questions & Answers

Unrepentant Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question—We are told that, whereas when in mortal sin we must go to confession, when our sin is only venial, sincere repentance before......

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Contrast In Dynamic Christian Approaches

by DUNCAN MACPHERSON On the Grace and Humanity of Jesus by Jacques Maritain (Burns & Oaks 30s.) The Christian Existentialist by Bernard Hgring (University of London Press......

No Cheer For The Cynics

by NEVILLE SYMINGTON Three Cheers for the Paraclete by Thomas Keneally (Angus and Robertson 30s.) VIANY young men are leav ing the priesthood at the present moment. It is very......

A Questioning Poet

by ELIZABETH JENNINGS A Sense of Being by John Harder (Chatto Hogarth 16s.) J OHN HORDER writes of the immediate, the pressing, the frightening. His whole book is devoted to......

Unnatural Excursions

Natural Causes by Nicholas Roland (Collins 25s.) J UDGING from this book, Nicholas Roland is a man of ideas, with a sense of humour. He has imagination, too much so, perhaps.......

The Art Of Living

by BARBARA HAMILTON-SMITH Civilization, the Next Stage by Bruce Allsopp (Oriel Press 25s.) THE subject -ourselves and our society, a source of perennial interest, witness the......

Theology Today By R. C. Gorman, S.j.

In the Light of the Council by Bishop B, C. Butler, O.S.B. (Darton, Longman and Todd [Os. 6d.) Fourteen short, easily read essays with high scholarship behind them. Biblical......

Religious Paperbacks By Fr. S. G. A. Luff

Why Pray? by Fr. C. S. Dessain (St. Paul Publications. 10s. 6d.) A SORT of spacemanship cover suggests explanations for such of the younger generation as ask; in fact the......

Fascinating Wealth

by DESMOND GORGES The Rich and the Super Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg (Nelson 70s.) T HE rich fascinate me. I feel that I'm not alone in this. Mr. Lundberg has written almost......

Olivier Revels In Strindberg's Marital Battle

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART STRINDBERG is not the most lovable of playwrights, nor is The Dance of Death the most endearing of his plays. The passionate hatred which was the......

Reflection

by Sister Madeleine, O.S.A. Transfiguration W TI'HOUT the aid of L.S.D., Christ and three of his disciples seem to have had a very successful "trip" in the experience we call......

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Second Carmelite Nun Planning New Order

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A NOTHER former Carmelite nun is planning to establish a new order. A month after Sister Margaret Rowe left for Canada to found a contemplative......

Is King' G En. Franco's Appointment Of Prince Juan Carlos Of

Bourbon, 31, as the future king of Spain has been criticised by Prince Xavier of BourbonParma, 81, leader of Spain's Carlist monarchists, as "an attempt to prolong Fascist......

`turmoil Pope Thanks Britons If Juan For Loyalty Letters Is

KING' DOPE PAUL has sent a 1 message of thanks to the many thousands of people in Britain who have sent him letters, postcards and telegrams expressing their loyalty and......