20th June 1969

20th June 1969
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Fears Grow Over Diy Orce Reform Bill

BY A STAFF REPORTER FrHE Divorce Reform Bill's success in the House of Commons last week -IL has provoked fresh Catholic opposition. Spokesmen have told me this week of their......

Five Basque Priests Jailed

By a Special Correspondent S PANISH ARMY authorities in Burgos announced last week that a total of 34 years' imprisonment had been imposed on five Basque priests who staged a......

Pope Asks U.s. Bishop Not To Resign

FROM A ROME C ORRESPONDENT N American Bishop who resigned because he couldn't accept the birth control ruling in Humanae Vitae has been asked by the Pope to reconsider his......

Service To World Community Stressed

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE religious life and the married state, far from being in opposition, were complementary, said Dr. John Marshall, in an address on "The Apostolate of......

'christians Needed In Mass Media'

From a Rome Correspondent W ORLD Communications Day—a day when Catholics concentrate especially on the problems and the challenges of the Mass Media— is being observed in......

365 Of Anglican Clergy Against Unity Plan

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT SERIOUS opposition to one of the fundamental features of the proposed Anglican Methodist reunion scheme was confirmed on Wednesday with the official......

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'we Can Join Local Church Councils'

BY A STAFF REPORTER 1)100PE PAUL'S remarks at Geneva last week should not affect the prospect of Catholics in Britain joining their local Councils of Churches, says Fr. Herbert......

41,496 Abortions In Act's First Year

FROM the time when the Abortion Act came into force in April last year to May 27, 1969, a total of 41,496 abortions were notified in England and Wales. These figures were......

From A Special Correspondent

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He Pope Is To Address The Final Session Of The

first All-Africa Episcopal Symposium, which is being held in Kampala, Uganda, from July 28 to 31. Thirty-two cardinals and bishops, representing all national and regional......

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Whet Next?

by NEVIN AMYNEW T HE definitive report of the I3rentwood survey has been published. Its findings, which have been known unofficially for some weeks to readers of the CATHOLIC......

Paula Davies Meets—

HARRIET WA UGH "i THINK I ought to tell you," said the pale, fairhaired girl diffidently, "I've been done pretty thoroughly aheady." For "done" read interviewed and for the......

Tele-culture Under Fire

A VERY real and acrid dissatisfaction with the "Anglo-Americanisation" of Irish television has come to the surface as part of the debate on the cultural state of the nation.......

Going Away By C. Marsh-edwards

Saint Patrick's Islands C ATHOLIC travellers, particularly those with Irish connections, visiting the Cote d'Azur should not miss seeing the Lerins Islands, St. Patrick's......

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Without Consent

IT now seems certain that within 18 months divorce in Britain will be obtainable on proof of " irretrievable breakdown " in a marriage. Some irresponsible propaganda has......

Why Enoch Powell Is Wrong

By Norman St. John Stevas O NCE again Mr. Enoch Powell has made a major speech on race relations in Britain, this time in his own constituency of Wolverhampton, and once again......

Faith And The Daily Flow Of News

A by DAVID MILES BOARD I Catholic Information Officer I T'S well known that parents get more enjoyment from children's treats than their children do, and the other day I proved......

Safe With Alex

D URING the last war some talked of Alexander, but most of Monty's feats. Yet if Field-Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis, who died on Monday, did not capture the headlines he......

Reflection

by Fr. P. J. Tansey Fishers of men T O say that we are living in a changing world is now a cliché. It is not so much the fact but the pace of change which is so bewildering.......

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Franco And Gib.

and the 'hate of the Herald' IT has always been the proud boast of the journalist that being at the heart of affairs, he is in a better position than others to form a correct......

But It Does Concern The Laity

IN a letter in your issue of June 6. Fr. P. D. O'Driscoll asks whether it is any businem of the laity whether or not a priest is celibate. He then goes on to say that "what all......

Neither A Hero Nor A Villain

M AY I be allowed to make a few comments on the letter from your correspondent. Frances Burke, in your issue of June 6? New research on Luther has made it clear that he was......

No Need To Be Ashamed

M R R. JUNGMANN (June 6) need not feel so deeply ashamed of his fellow Catholics. We are not as mean and uncharitable as he would seem to believe. As private individuals, not......

More Money

C ARDINAL. HEENAN'S plea More money on the plate' is well overdue. Just think of the outrageous amount of money thc average British Catholic spends within a few hours of leaving......

'new Look' Exam

THE report in your issue of June 6 regarding a change in format of the examination outlined in a bulletin to teachers in the Archdiocese of Liverpool is confined to that......

Amnesty's Work

T HANK you for your very good coverage of the report "The Face of Persecution 1969" published by the British section of Amnesty International. Two thousand of these prisoners......

Irish Life

W ILL you allow me to correct the picture evoked by your correspondent's pejorative phrases in. his "Irish Diary" of June 6 by citing the actual facts? The principal......

Questions & Answers

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON VOWS OF CELIBACY Question—Does a secular priest take a vow of celibacy for all time, or are these vows taken only by monks? Does this help to......

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End Of A Chronicle On The Disasters Of Our Times

by BROCARD SEWELL, 0.Carm. The Gale of the World by Henry Williamson (Macdonald 30s.). THIS is the fifteenth and final volume of Henry Williamson's novel-series A Chronicle......

Scripture For Today

by ANN MACPHERSON The Gospel of Now by Vincent McCorry (Herder and h erder 40s.) THIS book is a collection of 1 reflections on the Scripture readings of the Church's year which......

Let The Trumpet Sound

IT WAS a great weekend for television music, some of it wedded, as the finest music often is, to religion. Not everything, sad to relate. was successful. In fact, the most......

Unity In Joy

by Canon PETER MOORE All One Body edited by Timothy Wilson (Darton, Longman and Todd 42s.) W HEN I was a child— and I fear I have not altogether put away childish things—I used......

Children's Books

by Isabel Quigly F "younger children, around 8-10. two I ively translations: Gunnel Linde's A Pony In the Luggage (Dent 18s.), about adventures in Copenhagen when you win a......

Denmark's War Recalled

T HE fallacy of the camera's supposed inabilit■ to lie has created so much confusion that in practice very few films carry the real stamp of truth. When I first saw the little......

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Missionary Orders Steal The Show

By JOHN O'KEEFFE THE first thing that really hits the eye at the National Vocations Exhibition at Leeds are the modern, not to say modish, habits adopted by a large section of......

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Search For Truth, Says New Newman President

BY A STAFF REPORTER M R. PHILIP DANIEL, newly-elected President of the Newman Association, has described the Newman as "an ideas market" and its members as "stewards for God's......

English Centenary Of Ladies Of Mary

T UESDAY marked the centenary of the arrival in England of the Ladies of Mary three Belgian nuns who travelled in secular clothes from Malines to Croydon to open a school for......

British Church Leaders Oppose Rhodesia Plan

S UPPORT for the Christian leaders in Rhodesia who are opposing Mr. Ian Smith's proposals for a new constitution was expressed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and three other......

Chilean Cardinal

praises ' rebels ' FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT N EARLY 20 per cent. of the priests in Santiago, Chile, have asked for laicisation, said Cardinal Silva Henriquez in a televised......