21st August 1992

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Pilgrims To Bosnia Defy The Bullets

b y Alex Sainsbury IN THE face of strict Foreign Office cautions and braving gunfire and mortar attacks, pilgrims continue to pack aeroplanes bound for Medjugorje. Despite the......

Vatican Troubleshooter Flies In To Sarajevo

by Timothy Elphick POPE John Paul II this week despatched a top Vatican official to Sarajevo, the besieged capital of Bosnia-Herzogovina, to oversee the distribution of......

Cardinal Takes A Holiday Tv Trip

CARDINAL Basil Hume has given up his holiday to make a television documentary on Saxon saints. The Cardinal, who was born in Newcastle, will be on screen next spring to present......

No Pressures Over Adoption, Agency Says

by Murray White WOMEN who get caught in a dilemma over whether to give up a baby for adoption should not feel agencies will pressure them into a decision, was the message this......

Back To Basics Desmond Albrow On The Importance Of...

FAITH TRAIN Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain looks at the progress of inter-faith relations from a Jewish perspective, page 5 OTHER WORLDS Carmel Fitzwilliam talks to BBC Everyman......

Haiti's Exiled Priest-president Appeals For Uk Support

by Angus Macdonald HAITI'S exiled priest-president, Fr Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has appealed to the Government and people of Britain to help him restore democracy to the......

Fox Fights Dominican Dismissal

CONTROVERSIAL theologian Matthew Fox has denounced his dismissal from the Dominican Order, signed last week by outgoing Master General Damian Byrne, as an attempt to "silence......

"pray That This May Not Be In Winter ..."

(Mark 13:18) As the bitter winter in Bosnia and Herzegovina approaches, we are making arrangements to deliver mobile kitchens to prepare hot meals for the 100,000 refugees in......

Ratzinger Recovers From Alpine Fall

CARDINAL Joseph Ratzinger, the head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was released from hospital this week after being treated for a fall in the......

A Friend

to youth CARDINAL Basil Hume is the friend of the young people of the world, according to Pope John Paull]. The Pope's remarks were made following the cardinal's trip to......

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Patriarch Urges Caution Over Israel

by Timothy Elphick CHURCH leaders in the Middle East have urged the Vatican to proceed with caution following an announcement that talks aimed at ending the 45 year-long......

Cafod Partner Gunned Down

A PARTNER of the Britishbased Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has been gunned down in a restaurant in Colombia, the agency made known this week. Ligia Patricia......

Priests On Board Stricken Luxury Liner

THREE priests were dining on the upper deck of the QE2 when the luxury liner ran aground off the southern Coast of Massachusetts, it was revealed this week. The priests, from......

Small Town Braces Itself For Apparition

CITY officials in a small Kentucky town are bracing themselves for an appearance by the Virgin Mary. As many as 100,000 people are expected to make their way to the church of......

Church

state row SUDAN's demand that the Church hand over control of all its schools for refugees to the state has been condemned by Archbishop Gabriel Zubeir Wako of Khartoum. The......

Pope Flies To Alps In Air Force Jet

POPE John Paul II this week left Rome for a two week holiday in the Alps of northern Italy, a month later than originally planned. The Pope was flown to the mountain village of......

American Shrine Gets Star Rating In St Peter's

THE basilica of the Immaculate Conception in the American capital, Washington DC, is to be given its own star in the aisle of St Peter's, Rome, marking the length of the......

China Renewal

CHINA's status as a "most favoured" trading partner of the United States should he renewed so long as the communist government in Beijing faces up to international concerns......

Cathedral Blockade

CATHOLICS in the Belorussian capital, Minsk, have begun a blockade of their former cathedral, demanding its return after 40 years of use as a sports hall under the communists.......

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Cathedral Turns Down Plastic Altar

by Angus Macdonald A MULTI-hued perspex altar, crucifix and lectern by renowned Catholic sculptor. the late Arthur Fleischmann, are looking for a home after being turned down......

School Leaves Bombs Behind

by Angus Macdonald A CATHOLIC Primary School in Northern Ireland is to move to a new site provided by local nuns because of fears that pupils will be at risk from attacks on a......

Month's Reprieve For University Church

A GRAND Victorian Church in Manchester has been given 3 month's reprieve by the Jesuits who are hopeful of finding another group or order willing to keep it open. The Holy Name......

Dedication Of A Carving For Croatia

A WOODCARVING of the Virgin and Child based on the the statue of Our Lady at Waisingham will this week be dedicated at a ceremony in the bombed 14th-century church of Our Lady......

Monks Leave Parish In Capable Lay Hands

by Murray White ARRANGING an annual summer break is not always an easy task for many a parish priest. There is an assistant priest to negotiate dates with or else the search......

Scottish Parish Priest Imprisoned For Theft

A GLASGOW priest and a trainee priest were each jailed for 18 months this week for stealing from the Church. The former parish priest of St Margaret's and St Mary's Church in......

New Club Welcomes Elite

WHEN the 42-year-old club for the Catholic elite, the Challoner, closed its doors earlier this year due to shortage of funds, its highsociety members found themselves out in the......

Down's Tests Attacked

by Gurdip Bhangoo A SPOKESMAN for the pro-life organisation Life has condemned as "eugenic control" plans to include screening for Down's Syndrome in routine ante-natal care.......

Obituaries

ONE of the leading lights behind the Carmelite Revival in England. Fr Patrick Geary, has died at the age of 84. He had been the first Provincial of the Order's English and Welsh......

Bishops' Diaries

MANY of the bishops are leading their diocesan pilgrimages to Lourdes. They include Bishops Mervyn Alexander of Clifton, Crispian Hollis of Portsmouth and Leo McCartie of......

Coming Soon

A PRAYER vigil for peace in Yugoslavia will take place at St Martin in the Fields Church, London next Wednesday Aug 26, from 3pm to 5.30pm. GREENBELT 92, the Christian Arts......

News In Brief

Hume upset by painting CARDINAL Basil Hume has written to authorities at the Barbican in London to express his "shock and sadness" at a Spitting Image tableau of leading......

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Is Sport More Important Than Spelling?

Desmond Albrow NO MATTER what our political persuasions we should all support this government, in fact any government, that tries to reduce illiteracy in our schools. Three......

Catholic Herald

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

Letters To The Editor

Slamming the anti gay Charterhouse HOW dare Christopher Monckton (Catholic Herald, August 7) presume to speak on my behalf and on behalf of your entire readership in saying......

Charting Pilgrims' Holy Trek

YOUR recent Lifestyle piece on Walsingham (Catholic Herald, July 24) will have awakened many memories. Murray White's thoughtful contribution will, for many who have walked......

Vatican

Israel YOUR editorial (Catholic Herald, July 24) is somewhat off the point. There is no need for the Holy See to recognise Israel because it did so many years ago. What is now......

Scapulars And Charms

I HAVE to agree with Alison Mackay in her interesting article on superstition and Catholicism (Catholic Herald, July 31) that superstition easily latches on to Catholic......

Up-lifting Story About The Almost-prostitute

THE most moving letter to the editor I have ever read was the one Ruth Hart of Merseyside wrote to you about coming so perilously close to prostitution during World War II......

Disabled Student

I AM a disabled matured married student who is studying Theology at Oxford. My degree will make it possible for me to take up the post of Teacher/Deacon, for RE/Theology at a......

Mary Never A Priest

EVER1LD Feeny declares (Catholic Herald, August 7th) that "Mary is the First Priest of the New Testament". But it is clear in the teaching of Scripture that there is only one......

Archbishop Worlock's Words

HOW CAN we make sense of the beatitudes'? This is the question Archbishop Derek Worlock a.sked the ecumenical gathering at Swanwick. Could I humbly submit two answers based on......

Converts' Aid Furore Continues

THE Acting Secretary of the Converts' Aid Society, Mr Keith Jarrett's remarks (Catholic Herald, July 24) that he had "breathed an enormous sigh of miler at the news of my being......

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A Full Inter-faith Curriculum

Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, of the Maidenhead Synagogue in Berkshire, offers a view of inter-faith relations from a Jewish perspective ESSENTIALLY the story of inter-faith......

The Soul Vs Science Amidst Chaos

Cannel Fitzwilliam interviews Angela Tilby about man's place in our modern cosmology BLAME IT on St Augustine: speculative questioning was, in his books, close to sinful.......

European Women: Different Roles, Different Needs In Church

WHEN we think of Europe and all our deep-rooted customs, and we consider the different Christian traditions, we realise what a divided people we are. So it was a great joy at......

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Poles At Opposite Ends

The Unplanned Society: Poland during and after Communism edited by Janine Wede (Columbia University Press. £23) Ian Linden MY admiration for Poles began in the north of......

Women Who Dress To Kill

The Language of Clothes by Alison Lurie (Bloomsbury, £12.99) Lucy Lethbridge EXPECTATIONS expressed in clothing begin young. As American novelist Alison Lurie points out in her......

Taste Of The Fruit Of The Vine

WHEREVER there is wine there are monks, or at least the vineyards they left behind. In Burgundy, like so many other parts of France, the Church once produced, and drank of......

Religion On And Off The Small Screen

Hidden Agendas: The Politics of Religious Broadcasting 1987 1991 by Andrew & Juliet Quicke (Dominion Kings Grant Publications, £8.99) David Browne THE period covered is an......

A Riddle That Refuses To Unravel

Marilyn: The Last Take by Peter Brown and Patte Barham (Heinemann, £17.50) Zoe Ross THE 30th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death is hailed by this latest biography, supposedly......

A Read For The Catholic Bookworm

Paperback Round-up Speaking Of God: A collection of Short Stories by Trevor Dennis (Triangle £4.99). Stories based on the major Biblical themes, from the Garden of Eden to the......

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The Path To Heaven Above

Anthea Dove asks why funerals can't he times of community celebration and thanksgiving WHEN we lived in a small Cotswold village, everybody went to everybody's funeral. There......

Faith Beyond The Footlights

Lucy Lethbridge looks at an upturn in the fortunes of the Catholic Stage Guild OFTEN people comment that there is something theatrical about the traditional practices of......

Kind And Supportive Visitor To The Parish Sick And Elderly

Unsung Saints London and Leeds, is now a parishioner at St Mary's of the Angels, Batley. FEW people have done more for the poor and the unfortunate than AJ Waring, who this......

Dark Side Of First -third World Dialogue: Children For Sale

The problem of child prostitution in developing countries has reached alarming proportions as a result of increasing demands from Western tourists in organised sex tours. Sara......

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Ringing In Modern Cathedral Changes

GALLERIES by Leigh Hatts HOLIDAYS are a time when many of us manage to stop off at some of the great cathedrals and churches which we have been meaning to visit for years.......

Better Than The Real Thing

BROADCAST NEWS by Joanna Moorhead ROSIE, my daughter, weighed less than 3lbs a bag and a half of sugar when she was born two months prematurely earlier this year. Soon after......

Pain And Suffering That Eventually Strengens Our Character

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Isaiah 66, 18-21 Hebrews 12, 5-7; 11-13 Luke 13, 22-30 LIFE was not easy for the early Christians. Most of them belonged to the lower......

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Consolation Of God Overcoming The Place Of Death

FEW things are as singularly consoling and as corrective of a bad theology of God as is the image that is contained in our Christian belief that Christ descended into hell. This......

Press-ganged On The Terraces To Take Part In The Military...

Letter from El Salvador ONCE, young Salvadoran campesino men feared taking a bus ride into the city; urban youths didn't dare go to a football match if they thought the armed......

Lashing Out At A Paper's 'grave' Sin

Gerard Noel THE so-called "silly season" provides a good excuse for reminiscing for reasons mentioned below, particularly as this column is being written on the day before the......