20th February 1970

20th February 1970
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Bishops Still Await Vatican 'vows' Letter

BY A STAFF REPORTER N EITHER the British bishops nor the Apostolic Delegation has yet received the Vatican's letter recommending that priests should renew their promises of......

Archbishop Of Paris Meets The Queen

BY A STAFF REPORTER D R. RAMSEY, Archbishop of Canterbury, this week welcomed Cardinal Marty, Archbishop of Paris, at Lambeth Palace and said his visit, which had been......

Help From Hierarchy For Priests Who Quit

BY A STAFF REPORTER 'I`HE Bishops of England and Wales this week launched their service for helping priests and religious who leave the ministry. The Commission for Social......

New Morality 'will Break Hearts'

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT PEOPLE "may grow ap prehensive of a society without rules," Cardinal Heenan said last week. "They may rotund upon the preachers of godless......

Nigerian `cat And Mouse' With Missionaries

From a Special Correspondent T WENTY-NINE Irish and American missionaries, including nine nuns, were reported this week to be still in detention in Port Harcourt after paying......

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Lima Parish Of 30,000 On Rubbish Tip

BY A STAFF REPORTER A YOUNG PRIEST who left Brighton, Sussex, two years ago to work in Peru has sent a taperecording to friends and former parishioners describing the......

Greene's Love-hate For Cinema

OVERCOMING his dislike of appearing in public, Graham Greene spoke for two hours on Sunday at the National Film Theatre in London about his love-hate relationship with the......

Conservative Move To Curb 'abortion Rackets' Fails

BY A STAFF REPORTER A CONSERVATIVE BILL which, its opponents claimed, would have the effect of cutting the number of abortions, was "talked out" in the Cornmons on Friday. Its......

Dangers Of Liberty Without Purpose

by MARTINE LEGGE O NLY a Frenchman could talk for threequarters of an hour, nonstop at Gallic high speed on a purely metaphysical plane, and keep an overflowing auditorium of......

U.s. Priest Rector Of Rome College

FROM ALAN McELWAIN IN ROME FR. JOHN MANNING, the priest who last year investiga ted complaints against their superiors by Australian students for the priesthood at Rome's......

Childbirth Research Plea

/BAKING an appeal on BBC television on Sunday for the Childbirth Research Centre, Lady Antonia Fraser, mother of six children, said 6,000 babies defective or dama g ed in some......

Pope Warns State On Divorce

PE PAUL said on Ash Wednesday that if the Italian Divorce Bill, shortly to come before the Senate. were to become law. he would consider this a unilateral break of the 1929......

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A Plea For Priestly Celibacy

IT ill becomes a "failed nun" to hold forth about the Catholic priesthood. Nevertheless, I have, during a long and misspent life, met, seen, heard, spoken with, listened to and......

New Towns Inspire Fresh Thinking On Church Building

by F. C. PRICE T HE church of the Holy Spirit. now being built on the Halton Brook estate, Runcorn, Cheshire, may well set the trend for future church developments in many of......

Papers Enlarge Horizons, Says Archbishop

A RCHBISHOP D W Y E R has named this Sunday as Press Sunday in his archdiocese. The following Pastoral Letter is to be read in all churches and chapels: "Some time ago the......

The Nun And The Handicapped

T HE glamour of nursing quickly disappears in the presence of suffering. Many congregations of nuns specialise in some of the most difficult forms of nursing. Abandoned babies,......

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The French Invasion

T HE visits to London this week and last of two distinguished French Cardinals were unconnected; but their near coincidence has been unexpectedly valuable. It has provided the......

An Open Letter To Norman St. John-stevas

by Patrick Wall, M.P. DEAR NORMAN, On many occasions I have been tempted to put pen to paper to question some of the ideas put forward in your column. However, I have always......

My Answer To Patrick Wall By Norman St. John Stevas

DEAR PATRICK, I have read your open letter to me with the greatest interest and thank you for the courtesy of sending me a copy in advance of publican Lion so that I have had......

Waugh Game At The 'spectator'

THE background to the firing of Auberon Waugh from his post as Political Correspondent of the Spectator could come straight out of a Waugh novel by either father or son. Because......

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Perhaps Lay Critics Need Our Priests The Most

IT was a joy to read Fr. Michael Richards' iorthright assertion (February 13) of the place of the priest in the next decade. There must have been times in the past ten years......

Children's Behaviour At Mass

I AM dismayed at the in- 2 creasing number of young parents who make no apparent cheek on their children's behaviour during Sunday Mass. Having had six children of my own to......

Amused At This Type Of Dogma

Y OUR readers have seen, only two often, Fr. Whatmore's letters insisting that the Pope in Huitianae Vitae is stating divine law. Though men more qualified than he is judge that......

Bombs And Refugees From N. Vietnam

4 WELCOME Fr. Patrick O'Connor's criticism (February 6) of the points raised in my letter of January 23 while reminding him that at no Stage whatever have I referred to the......

Those Prophets Of Doom

M AY I be permitted to sound the voice of hope and optimism in the midst of worried cries coming from the ranks of the "prophets of doom"? First, a comment on Mr. Brian Cole's......

Support For Our Cartoonist

Wrr H reference to the letter of February 13 from N. Borland on the subject of John Ryan's cartoons, we the undersigned (a mixture of cradle Catholics and converts) would like......

Catholic Arrogance Towards Our

Angl i can brethren A FILR reading with equal respect Mr. Flaxrnan's letter (February 13), may I submit that two points are at issue. First, the English Catholic un-Christian......

Covering Statues And Crucifixes

QUESTION and ANSWER Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question—/ was always taught that during the last two weeks of Lent, in memory of our Lord's Passion, all the crucifixes and......

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Seeing And

hearing . by MAUREEN VINCENT A Word in Your Eye by R. F. McCall (2s. 6d.) THE clue to the mastery of any disability lies primarily in the attitude of the individual......

The Two Great Giants Of The Reformation Resistance

by Canon ALFONSO de ZULUETA God Have Mercy. The Life of John Fisher of Rochester by Michael Macklem. (Oberon Press 50s, hardback, 19s. paper.) Lives of St. Thomas More. Roper......

Pot, Pop, Parents & The Youthquake

by LEWIS STEDMAN JONES Play Power — Exploring the International Underground by Richard Neville (Jonathan Cape 38s.) 'PLAY POWER" is a guide to pop culture that will clarify......

Lent Reading By Sr. Theresa Hoar

In the Christian Spirit by Louis Evely (Burns & Oates 18s.) A reviewer once told new readers of Evely's works to "be prepared for delightful shocks." In this book the shocks are......

Pathos In The Heart Of London

by LIONEL HARROWITZ George Thomas of Soho by Dame Felicitas Corrigan (Seeker & Warburg 36s.) GEORGE THOMAS is not widely known to this generation, but his specially......

Authority And Individuals

by Fr. S. G. A. LUFF Does Conscience Decide? by Bishop Philbin (CTS of Ireland, Is.) Wl N the Irish are holarly they often have a quality others should envy. The Bishop of......

Paula Davies

From the weird to the daft ONE of the glossiest of the glossy magazines recently devoted an entire edition to the occult and the macabre. Dancing nudes had skulls for faces and......

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Czech Artist Is At Home 'down Under'

by JOE ASTON "IF we were really Christian we would create our environment so that it would be beautiful." A thought to make the conservationists think from Voitre Merck, who is......

Relax With These Hilarious Hippies

FILMS by Freda Bruce Lockhart O NCE upon a time people used to go to the cinema to relax. That was in the bad old days. Nowadays we are often required to work as hard as......

A Tragic Experiment

DUCHESS THEATRE L ONDON, it seems, has ac quired a new Catholic dramatist of some stature in Bruce Stewart, with the undoubtedly enthusiastic reception of The Hallelujah Boy.......

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Obit Uary

The Earl of lddesleigh, the third earl, at his home near Exeter, aged 68. When he succeeded to the title he was the youngest member of the House of Lords. where he was known as......

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Canons Regular Involvement With Community

BY A STAFF REPORTER H ISTORY was made at Harlow New Town, Essex, when the Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception held part of their Order's general chapter meeting at......

`danger Of Possessive Love By Parents'

FoSSESSIVE love of parents for their chilren might be the source of a break in communications between them, particularly at the adolescent and near - adult stage, said Fr. J. D.......

Dutch Asked Ideas On `ideal' Bishop

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT HE nearest thing yet to a popularly elected bishop is now in progress in Holland, where 300,000 Catholics in the diocese of Rotterdam are haying a......

Mission To France

A PARTY of students from Manchester University will spend several days helping to prepare a French village for Easter. On March 21 they will travel to St. Robert, in the......

- London Taxis Help The Aged F Ifty London Taxis Will Set

off from Waterloo Bridge on May 31 for a 520-mile rally to Paris to boost British exports and at the same time help needy old people. Organised by Help the Aged in conjunction......