1st May 1992

1st May 1992
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No Free Lunch To Save The Planet, Bishops Warn

Hierarchy calls for Western sacrifices to alleviate global environmental crisis by Timothy Elphick THE bishops of England and Wales this week called on the country to make......

Saintly Scribblers: Desmond Alhrow On Catholics In Fleet...

4 SMART GIRLS CARRY COSMO: Anthea Dove on the spiritual riches of wholeness, openness and wisdom, page 5 FACES OF BELONGING: Paul Knights' vivid images of a Thai orphanage,......

Statue To Stem Lava

by our Rome correspondent AS MOUNT Etna in Sicily continues to spew magma this week threatening the hillside town of Zafferana, the Church has not yet backed the latest......

Slow Steps Towards Joint Worship

by Cristina Odone INTER-FAITH worship received only faint support from a Church of England report issued this week. The report, Multi-faith Worship? recommends that Anglicans......

Prisons Slow To Improve

CATHOLIC prison chaplains contributed to a study published this week which criticises British prisons for being slow to implement the changes recommended in last year's Woolf......

Cardinal Urges Churches' Perestroika

CARDINAL Basil Hume this week urged Catholics in Russia to "develop further their good relationship" with the Russian Orthodox Church. Speaking on his return from an......

Roman Row Over Jewish Suppression

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome THE OLD Catholic-Jewish "deicide" wound was reopened in Rome this week in a new row between the Catholic hierarchy and the city's Chief Rabbi Elio......

Musical Giant Messiaen Dies

FRENCH Catholic composer Olivier Messiaen, one of the major musical figures of the twentieth century, has died in Paris at the age of 83. He will he remembered for a vast array......

Papal Plea To Workers

THE POPE today marks the first May Day since the collapse of the Soviet Union with a plea to workers across the world. His message is that Catholicism is a viable alternative......

The War In Bosnia Herzegovina Worsens

140,000 Refugees Have Fled Their Homes Urgent Need for Food Supplies Fr. Leonard Orec, the former pastor of the Church of St. James in Medjugorje, has made an urgent appeal for......

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Church Swamped By Flock Wave

THE Catholic Church in Greece is in danger of being submerged by a tidal wave of believers making their way to the country for a better life, Bishop Franghiskos Papamanolis of......

Rome May Mediate At East Timor Talks

Letter from Lisbon INDONESIA's government has accepted, in principle at least, a Portuguse proposal for the resumption of talks over occupied East Timor. The proposal is......

Bishop To Face Trial In Italian Banking Scandal

by Timothy Elphick A BISHOP living in Rome has been charged with criminal involvement in the Vatican Bank scandal by Italian state prosecutors, and is awaiting trial. Bishop......

Sharp Fall In Us Seminary Numbers

THE alarming fall in the numbers of seminarians in the United States continues, raising fears for the future of the church in the country. Figures released this week reveal an......

News In Brief

Chinese head dies VATICAN-appointed Bishop Peter Joseph Fan Zueyan of Boading in China, head of the country's underground bishops' conference, has died at the age of 85. Bishop......

Prelate Offers Way Out Of Crisis

ARCHBISHOP Augusto Vargas Alzamora of Lima this week offered church mediation to help Peru resolve its current constitutional crisis, following the suspension of the country's......

Fast Track To Sainthood

by our Rome correspondent THE record-breaking speed with which the controversial beatification of the founder of Opus Dei has reached completion stemmed not from pressure from......

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Cathedral Fire Won't Affect Silver Jubilee Celebrations

Police treat Liverpool blaze as 'suspicious' after thousands of pounds smoke damage by Murray White CLERGY and staff at Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral have pledged that......

Churches Petition Pm

BISHOP Victor Guazzelli of East London, President of Pax Christi, was part of a delegation which went to 10 Downing Street this week to present Prime Minister John Major with a......

Cathedral Shutdown

NOTTINGHAM'S St Barnabas Cathedral is to close for at least six months whilst major refurbishment work is carried out on the interior of the 150-year-old building. From January......

Competition Winners

FOUR copies of the twinvolume Encyclopedia of the Early Church, worth £95 each, are on their way to the winners of the Catholic Herald's special Lenten prize competition on the......

Bee-ware Say Monks

BEE experts at Devon's Buckfast Abbey have warned that Britain's bees may be facing their greatest threat yet because of a miniscule, eight-legged mite. "The parasite looks......

News In Brief

Rome centre appeal launch CARDINAL Basil Hume will join Archbishop of Canterbury Dr George Carey this week at the launch of an appeal for the Anglican Centre in Rome. The......

Bishops' Diaries

LAY organisations feature in the bishops' appointments this week. ate International Foundation for Deaf People will be visited by Bishop Patrick Kelly of Salford on Sunday,......

Coming Soon

THE first Catholic Mass since the Reformation in the ancient church of St Mary in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, will take place on May 14 (and not May 15 as reported in News in Brief......

Obituary

TEACHER and pastor Fr Joseph Magee OFM has died after a long illness at the age of 76. Fr Joseph was born in Dundee of a large and devout family. He joined the Franciscan......

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Saintly Scribblers

DESMOND ALBROW IN a week when the Catholic Herald has, in Cristina Odone, a new editor, it is no bad time to look, not at religious journalism, but at how Catholics fare in the......

Chastity: Leaving

you gasping for fresh air? BISHOP Cormac Murphy O'Connor's review of Catholics and Sex by Kate Saunders and Peter Stanford was reminiscent of a high-class furrier reviewing a......

Hurdling Over Obstacles

I AM intrigued that you publish a "News in Brief" item reporting that a Columbian priest has said that those who sell condoms may not receive the Eucharist. It is surely well......

Hong Kong Patten's Eastern Promise

MAY I support Joan Scowcroft in everything she says about Chris Patten and his confreres (and soeurs) in government during the past 13 tragic years? I am 72 but. unlike Joan......

Pontificating Prince

PRINCE Charles' speech last week on world poverty was to use a diplomatic phrase unlikely to ruffle palace sensibilities ill-advised. This is because its central theme,......

Gobsmacked

GO back a week, put yourself for a moment in Chris Patten's shoes. and mull over the benefits of quitting the British political scene. No more ungrateful electors in Bath,......

Repentance For The Thirty Pieces Of Silver?

IT is ridiculous always to refer to Judas Iscariot and his fate as falling from grace, even though Jesus did say that it would have been better had he not been born. However, it......

George V On Woes Of Belfast

I RESPECTFULLY beg to correct your interpretation of the problem of this area known as "Northern Ireland". It is not correct. There is more sincere ecumenical activity in this......

Just A Ate P Too Far

DON'T you think you are exaggerating just an incy wincy bit in condemning the whole Church because one archbishop has asked for abortion names? (Herald April 17) When Post......

Thanks For The Insight

MAY I convey a "thank you" to Rosemary Callagher for her article "Women at Easter." with its deep insights. Our joy is knowing the hidden things of God. Jeannette Doggett Dorset...

Getting Away From Monstrous Images And A Pound Of Flesh

HOW refreshing to read Father John Wijngaard's commentary on the sufferings of Christ. Do his opponents not realise that by their emphasis on the Old Testament concept of......

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Christian Courting Of A Pin-stripe Brigade

In the first of a six part series to mark the Decade of Evangelisation, Edmund Flood OSB examines the relevance of the Gospels for today's money-makers IF YOU were to ask some......

The Price Of Pride And Prejudice

Anti-semitism is once again a force to be reckoned with in Polish life. Eileen Burzynska reports from Warsaw on an enmity rekindled "WE in Poland are not antisemitic, but we......

Dust Off Your Book Of Wisdom And Leave Your Cosmopolitan...

In an effort to seek Christian openness, Anthea Dove turns to Solomon and finds signposts for the arduous path we should tread ON the spine of one of our glossiest magazines......

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Open For Midnight Callers

Before I Die Again by Chad Varah (Constable, £17.50) Lord Longford THERE are two ways of passing judgement on the Revd Chad Varah, The first and fairest is to play unqualified......

Tribute To Lancashire's Fallen

Hell's Foundations: A Town, its Myths and Gallipoli by Geoffrey Moorhouse (Hodder & Stoughton, £20) John Latin THE bibliography relating to the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 runs......

An Antidote To The Oxford Disease

Uncertain Terms by Clare Chambers (Andre Deutsch, £11.99) Sarah Sackville - West THE hook market has been fairly swamped by novels about undergraduate life at Oxford, often......

Bonfires Under The Unsuspecting

Evelyn Waugh: The Abiding City 1939-1966 by Martin Stannard (JM Dent, £25) Desmond Albrow IN the end it was a sad story. Evelyn Waugh died in 1966 at the age of 63, weary of......

Poetic Beauty And The Beast

Minotaur by Tom Paulin (Faber, £15.99) Vicky Turney MINOTAUR is a collection of essays which seeks to examine the relationship between the nation state and poetry. The state is......

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Pathways To Finding A Fix For Our Fractured Lives

A broken jug and a drug addict become strong symbols for our weakened humanity, as seminarian James McCartney discovers A BROKEN jug in the small chapel attracted my attention.......

A Good Gulp Of The Spirit

tables with drinks, Timothy Elphick looks at two great monastic liqueurs Chartreuse and Benedictine ALWAYS in search of the best In the last of his reports on monks who furnish......

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Everybody Needs Good Neighbours, Naturally

BROADCAST NEWS by Deborah Thomas THE new sitcom Side by Side (BBC!, Monday) started with a funeral, and it was all down hill from there on. Written by Richard Ommanney, this......

A Stranger At Dawn Upon The Shore

Acts 5, 27-32,40-41 Revelation 5, 11-14 John 21, 1-19 THE stories which John presents in his Gospel usually carry a deeper symbolism. The Samaritan woman, for instance,......

Portraits Of The Jersey Lillie Who Blossomed

GALLERIES by Leigh Hatts TODAY is both St Joseph's Day and the feast of St Marcoul who sent St Helier to Jersey in the 6th century. Later when Marcoul travelled from his......

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A Prayerful Offer Of Surrender

TERESA of Avila would sometimes become very bold in her prayer and say to God: "Kiss Me Full On the Mouth." This is her own twist to the opening line of the Song of Songs where......

Scraping Soot From Cathedral Walls

St Peter's Community, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex bear Friends, l write this letter from Nottingham where yesterday afternoon 1 presided over a family wedding. This morning a......

The Holy Grail Of Cosmology

Brendan Walsh "1 - HLY have found the Holy Grail of cosmology." a delightful physicist announced last week. "Space satellite unravels riddle of the universe" declared The Timei......

National Organisation Of Catholic Laymen

May 1992 Letter The Rock FOR all of us Christians, whether Catholic or Anglican or Free Church what should come absolutely first in our Religion? Surely, it is to do the will......

Prize Crossword No. 2259 Compiled By Chris Feetenby

Quotations from Sunday readings (3rd of Easter): 1 across; I, 6 down ACROSS I " We gave you _ _ _ not to preach in this name" (Acts) (1,6,7) 9 One member of parliament's to go......