20th November 1992

20th November 1992
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Prelate Breaks Ranks On Abortion

A PASTORAL letter from Archbishop Desmond Connell of Dublin urging Irish Catholics to vote against the government's proposed amendments to the abortion laws was read at Masses......

Pope Warns Of New German Racist Menace

by Timothy Elphick POPE John Paul II this week urged Germany's Catholic bishops to take the lead in protecting Jews from neo-Nazi groups and help clamp down on the country's......

Rally For Beggars

JESUIT theology students in India are spearheading a campaign against a government move to outlaw begging on the streets of the subcontinent. Last week the students led a rally......

Christian Invitation

DIOCESAN synods should encourage the participation of other Christian Churches to express "a concrete commitment to concrete ecumenism", the president of the Pontifical Council......

Croatian War Plea

CROATIA's Catholic bishops this week accused the international community of failing in its duty to prevent atrocities in the republics of the former Yugoslavia. In a statement......

News In Brief

Super nun granny A 73-YEAR old Catholic nun has been named as Ireland's Granny of the Year. Sr Kathleen Dawson, who has 16 grandchildren, took the veil alter her husband died......

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Warning Of Bogus Bishop On The Loose

AN EPISCOPAL impostor is on the loose, Bishop Augustine Harris of Middlesbrough has warned in his latest ad clerum newsletter. A Colombian posing as a bishop fund-raising for......

Aid Saved By 'people Power'

Cardinal hails Government's 'courageous decision' to preserve overseas aid budget by Angus Macdonald THE Government's dropping of plans to slash Britain's overseas aid budget......

A New Face For Tyburn

THIS is how Tyburn convent in London will look after its long-awaited facelift following the completion of a four-year fundraising effort. The 1750,000 donated by thousands of......

Women's Ordination: Test Of Christian Unity

Three women give differing views of how the Church of England vote for women priests will affect both them and their Church Dorothea McEwan Dorothea McEwan is a lecturer at......

News In Brief

London Aids Mass THOSE who have died from Aids will be commemorated at an Aids Awareness Mass which the Catholic Stage Guild is to hold on November 24 at 7 pm at Our Lady of......

Bishops' Diaries

SEVERAL of the bishops travel to Rome this week for a feast of meetings. They include Bishop Daniel Mullins of Menevia, Bishop John Brewer of Lancaster and Bishop James O'Brien......

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International Battles And Arms Wars

John Battle MP I WAS named after my father who In turn was named after his uncle, John, who died at 16 years old. His name is on the Batley War Memorial. He signed up......

Women Priests Pros And Cons

Letters to the Editor MR JOHN Gummer is a very busy man and it is not surprising that he did not find the time to research his article (Catholic Herald, November 6) on women's......

Palestrina Is Great Music, But There Is Room For...

I AM sorry to see Fr Thornton's dismissive letter (Catholic Herald, November 6) about "sloppy guitar bashing, so called folk liturgy" and the reaching of the faith to young......

Renewal Movement Gives The Marginalised A Voice

I WAS somewhat surprised to read the notice of the Catholic Renewal Movement's annual general meeting (Catholic Herald, October 30), with particular reference to Simon......

Star-gazing Vatican Justine Schneider Asks, (catholic...

Perhaps Oscar Wilde might have the last say. Ile nearly always did — witness his deathbed conversion to the Catholic faith. He said we are all in the gutter, but some of us are......

Catholic Herald

Herald House, Lambs Passage, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TQ Telephone 071-588 3101 Fax 071-256 9728 Editor Cristina Odone, Literary Editor Joanna Moorhead; Advertisement Director......

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Jesus, Bane Of The Powers-that-be

Terry Eagleton laments the hijacking of the Gospel's radical message A SKED at her last election what the New Testament meant to her, Margaret Thatcher replied: "freedom of......

The Church And The Prisoner

In the second of two articles marking Prisoners' Week, Paul Donovan asks Billy Power, one of the Birmingham Six, what the Church can do for inmates W HAT was the Church in......

Michael Feeney, Refugee Officer For The Westminster...

Government has failed to formulate either a far-seeing or a just asylum policy Exiled and alone, but turned away again THERE is a poison which has been introduced recently......

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Called First To God And Then To Sisterhood

CALL into the Church is sometimes followed by a call to serve God within a community. Back in the 1930s I heard first one... then the other. But my father had died and my mother......

The Tricky Path To Priesthood

James Walton talks to young priests about their first months in the job, and finds that, despite the ups and downs, for most the experience more than lives up to expectations.......

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Finding The True Light In The Lord

What does a vocation demand from young people wanting to serve the Church, asks Fr David Birchall Si L OOKING round the room at the circle of young men sat awaiting a talk from......

Financing The Abbey Habit When The Going Gets Tough

Richard Radcliffe asks how religious orders cope with money matters in an increasingly expensive and uncertain world, and suggests ways to help them save and prosper in the......

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Confronted By The Form Of The Cross

MEDITATION ON ART by Sr Wendy Beckett THIS is a big crucifix. nearly five feet high. and the reproduction does not truly expose us to the encounter of the reality: the large......

A King To Set The People Free

2 Samuel 5, 1-3 Colossians 1, 12-20 Luke 23, 35-43 TODAY'S readings have been chosen to highlight the mystery of Jesus's kingship. I use the word "mystery" on purpose. For......

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Theocracy Or A Neutral State?

Letter from Poland N INETY-five per cent of the Polish population claim to be church-goers but only 90 per cent would say they are believers. These ambiguous statistics......

How Many Will Be Queuing Up?

Charterhouse Chronicle by Gerard Noel OY is reportedly unbounded in some Vatican circles over the Church of England Synod's decision to pave the way for the ordination of......

Looking Back From Exile

Ronald Rolheiser T HIS week marks the 10th anniversary of my column writing. The Western Catholic Reporter published my first ever column on IS November, 1982. Ten years,......