21st February 1992

21st February 1992
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Vatican Refuses To Open War-time Files For Nazi Hunters

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome ROME, has refused to bow to growing pressure from Jewish Nazi hunters to open up its secret World War II archives, despite renewed allegations over......

Heads Consider Re Overhaul

by Peter Stanford HEADS of reli g ious education and diocesan RE advisers are to be consulted on changes that could lead to a radical overhaul of the criteria g overnin g the......

Pro-life Groups Defend Irish Ruling On Teenage Rape Victim

by Timothy Elphick PRO-LIFE g roups this week leapt to defend the Irish state's ban on abortion as the country lurched into a constitutional crisis over an injunction preventin......

Rome Priest Vanishes

by our Rome correspondent A ROME parish priest has gone into hiding after accusing the Vicar of Rome, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, of membership of a Masonic lodge. Mgr Piero Pintus......

Hume On Safety In The Workplace

EMPLOYERS who fail to pay ade q uate attention to their workers' safety were condemned by Cardinal Basil Hume this week at a requiem mass for those killed in the construction......

Papal Encyclical To Answer Sex Criticism

by our Rome correspondent POPE John Paul II's imminent new encyclical on morality is expected to constitute a more "solid, well-founded" response to criticism on some sexual......

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News In Brief

New abbot for Quarr DOM Leo Avery has been elected as the new abbot of Quarr Abbey. Fr Leo, 54, who read engineering at Southampton University before entering Quarr in 1960,......

Church Leaders To Meet Baker On Asylum

by Angus Macdonald AN ecumenical delegation me, Home Secretary, Kenneth Baler, this week to stress the churches continued opposition toproposed changes in asylum policy, despite......

Four Ira Men Die In Gun-battle With Security Forces In...

FOUR IRA men were shot dead during a fierce gun-battle with security forces in the car park of a Catholic church in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, this week. The five-minute......

Coptic Pope To Meet Scottish Catholics

CATHOLIC church leaders in Scotland will meet Pope Shenouda Ill , leader of five million Coptic Christians in the Middle. East, this weekend. Pope Shenouda, who has led his......

Last Ditch Appeal For Handicap Home

A BISHOP'S generosity could prove the last hope for a group of former university students who hope to set up a Christian home for handicapped adults. The group, who met when......

Book Prize Shortlist For Journalist

CATHOLIC journalist Paul Vallely is among six authors on the shortlist for this year's Winifred Mary Stanford Christian book award. Sunday Times journalist Vallely, author of......

Bishops' Diaries

SWANWICK in Derbyshire is the focus of many of the bishops' activities next week with the meeting of the ecumenical Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland. Cardinal Basil......

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A Bit Sentimental?

DESMOND ALBROW I CANNOT even claim that some of my best friends are hunting folk though some are handy with rod and gun. So far as I am concerned I have never hunted, fished or......

City Sleaze Whose Debt To Repay

IT is no disrespect to the bulk of Sir Fred Catherwood's thoughtprovoking article on God and Mammon (February 14) to suggest that it contains one statement that is in both......

A Family Divided In Two By Opus Dei

I WOULD like to make a few points in response to my father's letter (January 31). I iove and respect my father and am therefore very sad that he does not have a favourable......

Herald House, Lambs Passage, Bunhill Row, London Ec1y 8tq...

Editor Peter Stanford; Deputy Editor Joanna Moorhead; Advertisement Director James Hughes; Circulation Manager Tony Ashdown; Books Editor Sarah SackvilleWest; Home Editor Angus......

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Laughing Again In A Free Laos

Restrictions on worship may soon be lifted in one of the world's poorest countries. Nicholas Dunne reports. THE principle that good news travels a lot slower and attracts far......

Nuclear Weapons: Time For A Second Opinion

Brian Wicker argues that the Church's stance on nuclear deterrence is out of date IT is pofoundly ironic that at the vey moment when the whole Mice of the Cold War, built a it......

The Tale That Wouldn't Go Away

DAISY Ashford was no ordinary aspiring writer. When her novel The Young Visiters was first published in 1919, it caused a literary sensation. It soon emerged that the book,......

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Why We're Made For Martyrdom

PIERRE Teilhard de Chardin once said something to the effect that we reach moral maturity on the day we realise that, ultimately, we have to choose: genuflect before something......

Still An Exclusion Zone In Stanley

Gerard Noel SPARE a prayer this coming Sunday, February 23, for those Christians who will be prevented from attending a very special church service in Stanley (Falkland......

On The Altar Of Democracy

St Peter's Catholic Community Shoreham-by-Sea Dear Friends, Last Sunday we all voted on whether or not to re-order the sanctuary of our church. Feelings ran high. A woman......