20th March 1992

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Life Issues Dominate Bishops' Poll Agenda

by Peter Stanford THE right to life, to a job, to fair wages and to support for the family are among the issues Catholic leaders have urged the faithful to weigh before casting......

Inside

ELECTION SPECIAL: Desmond Albrow on the demands of a Lenten poll, page 4; issues missing from the manifestos, page 4; John Richards on negative campaigning, page 5; and rival......

Rome Denies Hiv Tests

THE Vatican moved swiftly this week to deny allegations that it has introduced compulsory HIV testing for candidates for the religious life. However, it added that individual......

Cardinal 's New Hope After Charity Scandal

by Joanna Moorhead CARDINAL Basil Hume, president of the soon-to-bedefunct Converts Aid Society, this week issued a plea to the Catholic community to support the new......

Pope Urges British Bishops In Rome To Fight Secularism

POPE JOHN PAUL has praised the Catholic publications of England and Wales which counter the values of a secularised society. Such journals must present "the mystery of the......

Unity Church Praised

MILTON Keynes' ecumenical church is a visible demonstration of how far Christians have become committed to unity, Cardinal Hume told a congregation that included the Queen at......

New Bishop Ordained

FR Ambrose Griffiths was today ordained the eleventh bishop of Hexham and Newcastle by Archbishop Derek Worlock, the metroplitan of the northern province. Dom Ambrose's......

Staff Unrest In Holy See Bureaucracy

by our Rome correspondent THE Vatican this week responded to new threats of labour unrest among its lay employees by tightening up on its staff code of conduct. Rome's......

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Irish Bishops Back Abortion Referendum Call

THE Irish bishops, declaring that abortion touches the very foundations of morality, this week backed calls for a nationwide referendum on the future of abortion in Ireland.ln a......

Missionary Danger Field

CATHOLIC missionaries in the third world are being murdered at the rate of one each month, according to statistics released this week. The Vatican's Congregation for the......

Far Right Condemned

A FRENCH cardinal has given warnings that voter apathy could pave the way for a new Hitler. Cardinal Albert Decourtray of Lyon appealed to voters to block extremist candidates......

Bishops In Hiding After Death Threats

by Murray White MALAWI'S Catholic bishops were forced into hiding this week as reports of threats on their lives leaked from the troubled country. The eight bishops had been......

Rome Given Veiled Warning At Summit

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome LEADERS of the Orthodox Church this week ended a summit in Turkey with yet another veiled warning to the Catholic Church that all-out schism was......

News In Brie Chinese Prelate Dies

A CHINESE bishop who spent 21 years in prison for his faith has died at the age of 74. Bishop Paul Ilan Xirang, who was elected to the state approved diocese of Qingdao, was......

Help Urged For Children

EIGHTY-four street children in Guatemala City were the victims of violence and abuse in an 18month period. according to a report compiled by the allparliamentary Jubilee......

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Svp Branch Splits After Row With Hq

by Angus Macdonald IN an unprecedented move, a local branch of the worldwide Catholic charity, the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP), has decided to split from the national......

Catholic Women Score A First With Own Cambridge College

A NEW Catholic theological college for women is to be established at Cambridge University, the latest addition to an ecumenical federation which already includes Anglicans.......

Final Success For St Joseph's Campaign With £1.4 Million...

PARENTS and teachers at St Joseph's Primary School in Birmingham, who have been campaigning for over six months to save their school, were this week celebrating victory after......

Bishops Publish Faith Guidelines

DAOISM is a way of living in harmony with the universe, according to one of the two latest in a series of leaflets from the bishops giving guidelines to Catholics on dialogue......

News In Brie

Sobrino to speak LIBERATION theologian Fr Jon Sobrino will today open a rose garden at Lancaster University in memory of the six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter,......

The Issues Th At Count For Catholics Hea Lth And Life

General Election 1992 In the first of three election panels, Catholic candidates from all three mainline parties answer questions on the issues that church leaders have......

Bishops' Diaries

LENT, not surprisingly, figures large in the bishops' diaries next week, with Bishop Daniel Mullins of Menevia celebrating a Lenten Station Mass at Holy Cross in Gendros on......

Obituaries

Fr Fred Flamer, parish priest ai St Anthony's in Preston, has died after a long illness aged 76. Born in Preston, Fr Hamer studied for the priesthood at Upholland Seminary and......

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Lenten, Leaden Election

DESMONI) ALBROW GENERAL election campaigns are, in one sense, like Lent. Most people of any sensitivity are highly delighted when the mortifications endemic to both are over.......

Election Time And Voting For A Better, Healthier Society

IN an election year in which everyone agrees that "society" (ie all the other people beyond our little group) is sick, the majority of us are too bland about our personal......

Unsung Unsung Wartime Heroes

RE: "The Unsung heroes of Singapore" (March 6). That statement that "the Catholic Church and the Salvation Army were the only Christian groups to remain at their posts during......

Catholic Herald

Herald House, Lambs Passage, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TQ Telephone 071 588 3101 Fax 071 256 9728 Editor Peter Stanford; Deputy Editor Joanna Moorhead; Advertisement Director......

Lacking Sensitivity To The Deaf

I AM surprised that one editorial of the March 6 edition urges sensitivity to the Orthodox Church and other other shows a complete lack of it to members of the deaf community.......

Archbishop Carey And The Decision

not to publish Dr Stuart's book I HAVE been authorised by my national committee colleagues in Quest, the Catholic lesbian and gay group, to express our support for Dr Elizabeth......

Surely Archbishop George Carey's Attitude To Dr Elizabeth...

Daring to Speak Love's Name, reported on your front page last week, is quite consistent with the teaching of the Holy Father. the Catholic Church and, indeed, of the scriptures......

S Hared Interest Is A New And "unique Place To Keep Some...

By opening a Shared Interest account, people who care about poverty and injustice can invest in sustainable jobs for people in the 'third world'. It's not a gift, but an......

Commandment's Lead On Le Pen's Politics

HAVE John Battle (MP in the last parliament) and your second leader writer never heard of the eighth commandment (March 13)? It is: thou shalt not bear false witness against thy......

Lend An Ear, Please

AS director of a hearing aid centre in central London. I am trying to gather old hearing aids to establish a hearing aid museum. If anyone has any old and unwanted hearing aids......

Safe Anchorage

The Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society takes care of the sea's casualties. It supports needy retired seafarers, their widows and dependants, the sick and those disabled by war,......

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The Gentle Touch Of A Relationship Made In Heaven

In the third of his Lenten meditations on the seven last words of Christ on the cross, Rayner Torkington reflects on the cry 'Woman this is your son son this is your mother'......

Slap-stick And Mud Slinging For A Seat

With the election called, John Richards asks what morality guides the campaigners A MAN, said Tennyson, "imputes himself". Thus, if he is honest, he is usually ready to believe......

Dancing The Night Away With Big Brother

Eileen Burzynska reports from Warsaw on the Polish revellers who last week celebrated communism's demise in fancy dress MARDI Gras celebrations got off to a good start this......

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Statesman Bar None

Seize the Moment by Richard Nixon (Simon & Schuster, £19.99) Lord Longford IF I were asked, in theory, to nominate a professor of international relations, covering all the......

Stepmothers And Homes

Mother Country by Elizabeth Russell Taylor (Peter Owen, £14.95) Jennifer Hickman MOST children love to read about wicked stepmothers and witches. Even adults do too, for there......

Encyclopedia Competition 3

EACH week during Lent the Catholic Herald is printing one question in our special prize competition on the early church, in association with publishers James Clarke and Co. A......

Characters From Days Of Empire

The Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company by John Keay (Harper Collins, £20) Dr Julius Lipner THIS is a gem of a book on a vast and complex adventure......

A Relic That Raises More Than A Smile

The Sign and The Seal by Graham Hancock (Heinemann, .06.99) Peter Fleming ONE of the most sought after possessions during my Christian Brothers' schooldays was a splinter of......

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Cemetery Killings Haunt Indonesia

THE Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists has produced a damning condemnation of the findings of the Indonesian National Commission of Inquiry into the November......

Church Of The People

Fr Ricardo da Silva(above) is the vicar general of the diocese of Dili in East Timor and the parish priest of the Motael church. On October 22, 1991 Indonesian troops raided his......

Student Protesters Face Death Penalty

TWENTY TWO East Timorese students are currently awaiting trial in Jakarta. All were arrested after participating in peaceful protest demonstrations throughout Indonesia after......

Ding Dong Goes The Microchip

Paul Wall on how new technology is transforming traditional church fittings and fixtures. EVERY year thousands of pounds of parishioners' money is prudently dispensed on their......

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London Sketches Of Young Van Gogh

GALLERIES by Leigh Hatts DID Vincent Van Gogh visit the Catholic church in Chiswick High Road? Our Lady of Grace and St Edward dates froth 1852 and in October 1876 the young......

Burning Bush Is Sign Marking The Exodus From Eygpt

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John 'Vi , j ngaa rd s Exodus 3:1-813-15 1 Corinthians 10: 1-610-12 Luke 13: 1-9 TODAY'S first reading relates how God called Moses to lead his people......

Carla's Charms Outlive The Cheese-cloth And Flares

BROADCAST NEWS by Deborah Thomas I HAVEN'T much liked anything by Carla Lane since The Liver Birds. And at the same time that l was avidly savouring each episode of that......

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The Rabbi Befriended By Pius

Gerard Noel IT is coming up to 40 years since the death in Rome of a good and wise man whom I was privileged to know. His original name was Israel ZoIli and he w as It a ly's......

A Stronger Drink Than Milk For A Theology-thirsty...

St Peter's Catholic Community Shoreham-by-Sea Dear Friends, It's funny how food and drink habits change as you grow older. For years 1 could never imagine beginning the day......

The Changing Meaning Of The Lenten Ashes

I'VE gone through many changes in my relationship to the ashes that mark our foreheads at the beginning of Lent. When I was little, they brought me the distraction that the......