21st February 1969

21st February 1969
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Church Warnings Over 'test Tube' Experiments

A SPOKESMAN for Archbishop's House, Westminster, referring this week to the medical experiment in which a human ovum has been fertilised and developed outside the human body,......

Warning To Jesuits

A STERN warning to Jesuits in Holland who have questioned the rules on priestly celibacy has been sent by Fr. Pedro Arrupe, the Spanish-born General of the Society of Jesus, to......

`give Catholic Bishops Seat In Lords'

BY A STAFF REPORTER A N amendment which would give Catholic bishops or clergy a seat in the House of Lords has been tabled to the current House of Lords Reform Bill by Mr.......

Fr. Casey To Leave Housing Aid Post

EAMONN CASEY, Director of the Catholic Housing Aid Society since 1963, is leaving his post shortly to work in Ireland where he will act as adviser to the bishops on social.......

Former College Rector Dies

M ONSIGNOR WILLIAM CLAPPERTON, Rector Emeritus of the Scats College, Rome, and rector for 36 years —from 1922 to 1958, when he retired—died this week aged 83. Before becoming......

Cardinal's Apology To 'the Times'

C ARDINAL HEENAN made it known this week that he had privately expressed regret if he had been unfair to The Times and to a Times reporter. His apology came in a leader page......

Laity Are Asked For Ideas

By a Staff Reporter C ARDINAL HEENAN has invited Westminster's half million Catholics to put forward their ideas to the Diocesan Pastoral Council now being formed, either by......

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Liverpool's New Bishop Consecrated

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT The consecration was performed by Archbishop Beck of Liverpool, with Archbishop Dwyer of Birmingham and Bishop Harris, Liverpool's other auxiliary......

Division Plan For Diocese Favoured

A SCHEME to divide the Liverpool Archdiocese into five or six units, each under an auxiliary bishop, is supported by Archbishop Beck in his Lenten Pastoral Letter. The scheme,......

Diocese's Schools Plans Threatened

F ALLING income in the Middlesbrough diocese may force a halt in the school building programme soon, according to a diocesan spokesman. Mgr. Thomas Nolan, of the diocesan......

Cardinal Heenan Says: `pray For Troubled Priests'

T HE full text of Cardinal Heenan's Lenten Pastoral Letter is: People at work used to be content to do what they were told. In offices and factories the management made all......

Astronaut Lectures Cardinals

By a Special Correspondent c OL. FRANK BORMAN, the American spaceman who orbited the moon in Apollo 8 last Christmas, gave an illustrated lecture on the flight to an audience of......

Pope Defends His Birth Control Ba:\

From ALAN McELWAIN in ROME What he had to say about conscience was especially true in the field of supernatural action; "Where reason is not worthy by itself to interpret the......

Editors Need 'church Crisis'

I F the word "crisis" had been banned from British journalism a few years ago. the only victim of the embargo would have been the sports editor covering England's efforts to......

`conscience' Society

TWO British scientists, both Nobel Prizewinners, have formed a society to act as the "conscience" of their profession. Prof. Maurice Wilkins, of London University, and Prof.......

The Church And Celibacy

social complex in which he lives and exercises his ministry is good, but the generous intention to come out of the shell of a crystallised and privileged state, may turn into a......

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Women Of The Year

PAULA DAVIES tells why Catholics should choose their own... THERE arc Men of the Year lunches and Women of the Year lunches. There are Shindigs great and small, and there are......

'pope' Is Deported

ALAN MrELWAINS ROME DIARY P RETENDERS to the Papal Throne have been warned that there is room for only one Pope in Rome. Italian authorities expelled at short notice Michel......

Fresh Hope For Hungry Millions

T HIS year's Family Fast Day, which will be observed next Friday in aid of the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development, will once again give Catholics the opportunity to take......

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;why Catholics Should Vot For Capt. O'neill

by Norman St. John-Stevas O NE more chapter in the long, tortured and tragic history of our beloved sister island will be written when Ulster goes to the polls on Monday to......

Better Than No Teacher I Hope Would-be Teaching Mothers...

be discouraged by the letter of "A Teaching Mother" in your February 7 issue. I returned to part-time teaching four years ago after making arrangements for my two small......

Give A Bit

of YOURSELF You can send a bit of yourself—your smile —your voice—the touch of your hand, when you support the War on Want with your contribution. The plea for help that comes......

Questions & Answers

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question. When we were still bound to abstain from meat on Fridays, if we did ear meat, we regarded it as a sin to do so and we mentioned it in......

Alternatives To Friday Abstinence

Aid and Shelter and all the other charities to which readers contribute so generously. Through all these Christ-like works of mercy we are living out the Christlife into which......

The Student Controversy Rages: Was Braine Or Jempson Right?

I WAS particularly interested Ain Mr. M. D. Jempson's article of February 14. It confirms my own opinion of the motivation of current student unrest. He makes it clear that this......

Poverty: The Duty Of Catholic M.p.s

THERE are four points in the letter of Mr. St. John-Stevas 1 (February 14) which require comment. Firstly, if he will refer to my letter of January 17 he will find that I did......

Jerusalem Bible Defended

I AM so glad Mr. Pratt wrote his letter which you pubfished on February 7, as it makes an opportunity for me to write what I feel about the Jerusalem Bible. To me as a layman......

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The Afro-asian Agony And Dilemma

by OLIVER BARNES TO-DAY an oriental nation with a culture dating back thousands of years struggles for an independence that presents various viewpoints to a dismayed world. At......

The Royal Residence

by PENELOPE EDWARDES Buckingham Palace (Nelson 8 gns.) T HIS masterpiece of book production is co-authored by John Harris. Geoffrey de Bellaigue and Oliver Millar. The......

Victorian Shadows And Popes Of Old

by Professor WALTER ULLMAN The Medieval Papacy by Geoffrey Barraclough (Thames & Hudson, 35s.) THE title of this book is misleading, because the writer has not as yet grasped......

An Exciting Century

by DESMOND GORGES In That Dawn (The Thirteenth Century in Italy) by Helene Nolthenius (Darton, Longman & Todd 50s.) P ROFESSOR NOLTHENIUS, who is an expert on medieval music and......

Methodist Melody

by Dr. ROSALIE J. EGGLESTON The Musical Wesleys by Erik Routley (Herbert Jenkins 50s.) D R. ERIK ROUTLEY, general editor of the Studies in Church Music series, has contributed......

Catholics Versus Capitalists

by JAMES BEST The Bourgeois: Catholicism versus Capitalism in 18th Century France, by Bernard Groethuysen (Barrie and Rockliffe 50s.) A HIGHLY intelligent col league of mine,......

What To Read In Lent

by Fr. GERARD MEATH God Christ and the World by Dr. Michael Ramsey (SCM 18s.) Jesus and Mary by Charles Moeller (Alba House 38s.) The Bible Speaks Again Netherlands Reformed......

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A Muffled Voice Still Speaks

by H. R. F. KEATING NOT long ago we saw the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster submit to a strenuous television interview at the hands of David Frost. Last week the Cardinal......

Marlon Brando, Star Who Cannot Win

By FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART ACTORS may be thought to have the best of many worlds. Or it may be said that they, especially movie actors, can never win. Movie actors are generally......

Greece Is Most Exciting Choice In Europe

: ` OR almost every reason A' Greece is the most exciting choice in Europe for a holiday. To the northerner its ubiquitous sun is irresistible. In its brilliance (and there is a......

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Tradition Backed In Ireland

C ONCERN with the contraception issue featured stron g ly in the Lenten Pastoral Letter issued by the Irish hierarchy, si g ned by the Primate, Cardinal Conway, Archbishop of......

Wvs Appeals For Holiday Hostesses

T HE Women's Royal Voluntary Service announced last week that under its Children's Holiday Scheme more than 4,500 children who would otherwise not have had a holiday were sent......

Moon Shot Story Under New Church

B ISHOP WALL of BrentL. wood blessed and laid the foundation stone of the new Church of St. Joseph the Worker at Hutton, Essex. Scaled inside the stone is a history of the......

Christians Combine For Television Festival

FOR the first time, Catho lics and Protestants are to co-operate next week in an international religious television festival, to be held in Monte Carlo from Monday to Saturday.......

Bishop Butler Calls For Biafra Ceasefire

B ISHOP BUTLER, auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and chairman of the Social Morality Council, has appealed for an all-out effort to bring pressure upon the French and British......

£500 Awards For Irish Tv Scripts

A WARDS of £500 are bein g made for half-hour television scripts by youn g Irish people (born between May I, 1950 and April. 30, 1953) by the Dublin publication, The Furrow, in......

Throne `not Old Enough To Be St. Peter's'

S CIENTIFIC tests on the wood of the throne of St. Peter in the Vatican have indicated that the throne is not old enou g h to have been used by the saint, Vatican sources said......

Less Emphasis On Anglicans' 39 Articles

THE Church of En g land has decided to cease re q uirin g all candidates for ordination publicly to accept the 39 Articles of Reli g ion, which are stron g ly anti-Catholic in......

People

Mr. Eric Hu g hes, headmaster of the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Secondary School at Chertsey, Surrey, has been appointed first head of the St. John the Baptist Secondary......