20th March 1970

20th March 1970
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Less Discipline • More Consultation • Better Training For...

lNew deal for seminarians From ALAN McELWAIN in Rome A STRONGER preparation for the celibate life is among sweeping reforms for seminaries laid down in a document released......

Looting Rioters Raid Churches In Cambodia

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A TTACKS by gangs of Cambodians on the homes and churches of Catholic Vietnamese have been one of the manifestations of the Governmentinspired......

Premier At St. Patrick Banquet

F OR the first time in 103 years, this week's St. Patrick's Day Banquet in Liverpool was addressed by the Prime Minister. Ho described Mr. Powell's Enniskillen speech on Irish......

New English Bible A Sell-out

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE New English Bible, which took 30 scholars 22 years to translate from the earliest Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek originals is a sell-out. it was published......

613 Million Catholics

W ORLD membership of the Catholic Church, at 613,760,000, is the largest of any Church, according to figures published last week by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservalore Romano........

Pope Appeals To Bishops For Active Support

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT - DOPE PAUL has appealed to the world's bishops and heads of religious Orders to give active support to his efforts to uphold the rule of priestly......

Church Unio Predicted By Dr. Ramsey

A N eventual union of the Catholic and Anglican Churches was predicted by both Cardinal Suenens, Archbishop of Malines-Brussels, and Dr, Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, in New......

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Reflection

by John F. X. Harriott, S.J. Uses of suffering-3 A POLITICAL prisoner awaiting execution wrote to his fiancée: "I now realise why man at certain times in his life must descend......

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Keeping Them Quiet In Church

PAULA DAVIES SARTRE's contention that hell is other people can only be matched by the knowled g e that pur g atory is other people's children, particularly in church. Kneeling......

Election Now Would Prove Disastrous

ITALY, as 1 write, has been flounderin g alon g for five -•weeks without a g overnment while attempts have been made by three Christian Democrat (Catholic) party leaders,......

Vocations

Missionary-4 Pius xll did: "Growth in holiness among Christians will bein proportion to their active interest in the missions". For sonic young people this interest leads them......

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Opinion

SEMINARIES IN THE SEVENTIES HE document issued from the Vatican this week by the Congregation for Catholic Education could hardly have come at a more 2opportune moment. It......

A New Version Of The Bible In The Language Of Today

By Fr. R. C. Fuller, DX., L.S.S. VEEN satisfaction at the appearance of the complete New English Bible after nearly twenty-five years' preparation must be tinged with regret......

The Callous Views Of Mr. Crossman

by Norman St. John Stevas T HE Abortion debate in Britain reached a new low in the House of Commons a few days ago when Mr. Crossman, taking his cue from Mrs. Renee Short......

City Chaos Warning By Barbara Ward

"THE number of dwellers in big cities of more than half a million. grew from 96 million in 1920 to 351 million in 1960." With this United Nations estimate, and a good deal more......

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Problems Of R.e.

TEACHING I WISH to point out that in 2John O'Keeffe's article of February 27 on Newman College of Education some Statements may have been misunderstood. What I did say was that......

Sorry, Mr Stevas, But Vatican Ii Virtually Paraphrased...

NORMAN ST. JOHN-STEVAS, in his authoritative state ment of March 6, says that Pius XII "went so far as to state" (which was very naughty of him) that once the Pope had exercised......

Celibacy As A Test Of Orthodoxy

F R. LIONEL KEANE (March 6) concludes his cogent and well argued contribution to the celibacy debate with the remark: "Celibacy, which clearly for some is a noble way of life,......

Clarity Hindered By Emotion

CLARITY of thought is often 'hindered by the emotions. ' 4 - 4 I believe this has happened to Hugh. Ross Williamson, whose dislike (March 13) of the New Rite of Mass has led him......

Latin And The New Rite

T WOULD be interested to know what is the basis for a statement made by Fr. John Symon (February 27) in his reply to the question : "May the Mass be said in Latin?" He asserts......

In Independent Africa And Asia

ARCHBISHOP ROBERTS and his Anti-Apartheid colleagues remind us (March 13) of 69 persons killed at Sharpevilk, and tell us that another could happen at any time. After ten......

Where The African Is Safe

VOUR editorial of March 6 condemns firmly the declaration by the Rhodesian Government of a republic and appeals to countries still having ties with that state to close their......

Question And Answer

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Confession Question—When I go to confession, I always seem to have the same Ii'st of petty sins to confess, distractions at prayer, small lies, had......

A Closed

circle of experts' C ANON I. B. O'CONNELL'S review (March 6) of Hugh Ross Williamson's "The Modern Mass" contains several errors of fact. The new rite of Mass was not......

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The Facts Of Faith For Physicians

by Dom PETER FLOOD, O.S.B. Religion and Medicine (S,C.M. Press 25s.) THIS book is a symposium A edited by Canon M. A. Melinsky for the Institute of Religion and Medicine......

The Fight Against Misery By People With Whims Of Iron

by MARTINE LEGGE story of man's fight against misery is largely the story of the few fighting for the good of the many. All too often these few have been regarded by their......

Domestic War And Peace For The Russian Author

by MAUREEN VINCENT Leo Tolstoy by J. S. Collis (Burns Oates 25s.) I E0 TOLSTOY was born a 4 Russian aristocrat, member of a wealthy landowning family. His life could have been......

The Man Who Died To Be President

by DESMOND GORGES Robert Kennedy: A Memoir by Jack Newfield (Jonathan Cape 6s.) The Unfinished Odyssey of Robert Kennedy by David Halberstam (Barrie & Jenkins 42s.) B OTH books......

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The Straitjacket Of Simplification

TELEVISION by H. R. F. Keating N OW that the Mass seems :to have lost its blessed inevitability (or lulling familr iarity) one feels sometimes that television is the only......

Films By Freda Bruce Lockhart

Antonioni vistas ANTONIONI is a director about whose work I feel intensely. Like most great artists who inspire one's extreme enthusiasm, he has always convinced me that I......

Going Away By Monica Comerford

Peace and places to park w E thought we would like to visit Ireland for our annual holiday. Our ideas about it were sketchy, hut large numbers of friends had been more than......

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Bishops In Talks On Race Relations

BY A STAFF REPORTER IF the Catholic Church in Britain really wishes to make a contribution to race relations she must understand that the coloured community does not want......