21st March 1969

21st March 1969
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Pope's Warning

on temptation of Christians FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT C HRISTIANS must transform the world, the Pope said this week. They should not adapt themselves to existing social and......

Vatican Joins Fight Against Illiteracy

T HE Vatican has set up a committee for human development to cooperate with and enlarge on the U.N. Educational, Social and Cultural Organisation's in ternational literacy......

Dutch Chaplains Drop Communion Experiment

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT "THE STUDENTS' parish of Utrecht has dropped its experiment of inter-celebration "for the time being" because of opposition by the Dutch bishops,......

Commons Bars St Gregory Swords

T WO M.P.s in their uniforms as Knights of St. Gregory the Great were refused admission to the chamber of the House of Commons on Wednesday last week because their ceremonial......

No Visit To Nigeria Or Biafra

From ALAN Met:LWAIN in Rome POPE PAUL will visit Africa in late July, but will not go to Nigeria or Biafra. It is pointed out, first, that local authorities would not be......

Liverpool Needs More Parishes

A DECLINE in the number of priests serving Liverpool Archdiocese is forecast by Archbishop Beck in his annual pastoral letter and report on the Priests' Training Fund. In the......

Rome Set-up `partly To Blame For Crisis'

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE present crisis in the Church was due in part to Rome, with its medieval hierarchical structure, treating laymen as infants, Archbishop Roberts,......

New Protests In Memory Of Luther King

F ROM the first anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, on April 4. a "new movement to save America" will be launched. This was announced last week by Dr.......

`right To Penalise Strikers'

rrHE clause in the Ford -1Motor Company package deal penalising workers who took unofficial strike action or banned overtime was justified, says Mgr. Daniel Shanahan, parish......

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Church In Spain A Threat To Fr Nco

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT SIGNS are growing in Spain of a drastic reorientation in the Church's political and social thinking which could transform it into a major threat to......

India Not To Remove Ban

on religion in schools HE Indian Government does not propose to amend the country's constitution to provide for a resumption of religious and moral instruction in......

Canadian Priests Want Big Changes

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT P RIESTS of the four Atlantic provinces want the Catholic Church in Canada "to become more Canadian than Roman," and in a report to the Canadian......

£300,000 Project

for Edinburgh's St. Mary's Cathedral S T. MARY'S CATHEDRAL, Edinburgh, is to be linked with St. Andrew's Hall as part of a £300,000 complex, designed to contrast with the St.......

Russians Alarmed By Big Growth In Baptisms

S OVIET publications are busy trying to explain to the Communist party faithful why an increasing number of parents are havine their children baptised. despite intensified......

African Vocations

in Rhodesia up A CLASS of 16 young Africans which has started trainin g at the re g ional seminary for the five dioceses of Rhodesia is the lar g est in the school's 33-year......

Rosary Crusade Films Launched

A NEW batch of the short films made in Spain for Fr. Peyton's Family Rosary Crusade is to be launched here with a showing to be attended by Archbishop Cardinale, the Apostolic......

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Mrs. Coretta King—'serving In A Very Special Way'

by MAUREEN VINCENT Q T. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL, was packed " with a standing-room-only congregation last Sunday afternoon when Mrs. Coretta King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King,......

Tribute To Fr. Vincent Smith

ALAN McELWAIN S ROME DIARY H OW full of fun was the late Fr. Vincent Smith, whose death has occurred with shocking suddenness. During his long term as Rector of San Silvestro......

Easter Processions In Valletta

by ARTHUR LEAVER PENITENTIAL Good Fri day processions take place in several towns and villages in Malta and Gozo, such as Mosta, Rabat, Qormi, Zeitun and Senglea. While all are......

Malta

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Ford: Silent Churches

VEW labour crises have carried graver mean' Mg for the nation than the crisis at Ford's. It bristled with problems which were not only industrial and political, but also......

Bishop In The Hot Seat Replies To Critics Of The Church...

Bishop Zwartkruis of Haarlem is 'bishop of the most turbulent diocese in an ecclesiastically turbulent country — Holland. All his decisions are subjected to an analysis by the......

A Bill That Must Be Defeated

by Norman St.John-Stevas NEXT week Lord Raglan will introduce his Euthanasia Bill into the House of Lords. I hope and expect that it will be resoundingly defeated. It is the......

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Is This A Solution To Our Costly Schools Burden?

IT was indeed interesting and heartening to read the financial statement issued by Cardinal -IL Heenan for the diocese of Westminster, in your issue of March 14. It was......

Let Us Not Fear Truth

A FTER reading the various remarks of several of your correspondents, T am of the impression that some do not know what Catholic means. Ryan's cartons, we are told. are in had......

Those Student Rebels

M Y reply in your issue of February 14 to John Braine's reactionary masterpiece was offered as an analysis of the revolting habits of today's students. I made no claim to be......

Letters To The Editor

HAIR-SPLITTING BY OUR REFORMERS I FEEL that I must answer - 1 Mr. St. John-Stevas' remarks of March 7 in reply to Abbot Thatcher's letter. It was a pity that he could not......

The Only Road To Unity Is To Face The Facts

I READ with dismay the dis sertation on Inter-Communion by Fr. Harriett, S.J., in your issue of March 7. I was not shaken so much by the article itself, but by the fact that it......

Call To Catholic Parents

A S reported in the CATHOLIC HERALD (March 7) the Catholic Parents' Association recently formed in Newcastle is to seek the representation of parents as such on the Diocesan......

Humanists Reply

SINCE you quote Cardinal Heenan as saying that "the Humanists are battling with growing success to convince the public that religion should he banished from state schools," will......

Collegiality It Was Predictable That Fr.

Flanagan and Fr. Whatmore should read our recent statement as a call to battle. But they have failed to notice that the doctrine of Collegiality. which was put forward by the......

The Sin Of Onan

I SHALL be grateful if I may be allowed to comment on Fr. John Simon's reply (March 14) to the question on Scripture and contraception. It is easy to brush aside St. Augustine......

Catholic M.p.s

M R, ST. JOHN-STEVAS -LTA-seems bent on increasing . my doubts about his case. He insists on personalising his arguments and seeks refuge behind a show of righteous indignation......

Proper Use Of Sacrament Of Penance

Communion is strikingly redolent of the defective thinking on the sacraments to be found in the Church's recent, and not so recent, past. The rule itself, dating in its present......

Questions & Answers

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question. Is it correct to state that the commandment of the Church about going to Confession at least once a year is not binding on anyone who is......

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The Man Whose Reformation Made Revolution Wearisome

by Fr. CRISPIAN HOLLIS Luther Alive by Edith Simon (Hodder & Stoughton 50s.) "ONE of the most fascin ating things about the story of Luther's leading part in the Reformation is......

Chilling Facts On Killer Bugs

by KERRY STEPHENSON Chemical and Biological Warfare by Seymour M. Hersh (MacGibbon & Kee 50s.) TN 350 fact-filled pages of I Pentagon jargon which runs the gamut from GB, VX......

Battling To Unite Europe Long Ago

by EDGAR HOLT Europe Divided 1559-1598 by J. H. Elliott (Collins, 30s.). T HE confessional strife which embittered the later years of the sixteenth century is the central......

Lent Reading

by GERARD MEATH, O.P. The Church in the Theology of Karl Barth by Colin O'Grady MSC (Chapman 63s.). Foundations of the Conciliar Theory by Brian'Tierney C.U.P. 55s.). The......

Archbishop

Tait and a lost age by Archbishop DAVID MATHEW The Victorian Church in Dedine by P. T. Marsh (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 56s.) A S is so often the case, it is the sub-title of......

Shadow Of The Jackboot

by WILLIE KAHLE Anatomy of the SS State by Helmut Krausnick, Hans Buccheirn, Maria Broszat and Ha ns-Adolf.Jacobson (Collins 84s.) A GHASTLY impossibility becomes a reality. A......

Roman Holiday

by Fr. H. E. G. ROPE A Traveller's Guide to the Churches of Rome by Mary Sharp (Hugh Evelyn, London, 30s.). THIS book is meant for intelligent travellers who need a brief......

Seers Of Scripture

by JAMES BEST A Guide to the Prophets by Stephen Winward (Hodder and Stoughton 30s.) IT is some time since I read Stephen Winward, when, a year or so ago, I came across Teach......

Church Music Today By Rev. T. Carroll, S.d.b., B.mus.

Introduction to the Organ. Niland (Faber, 45s.). LIKE "The British Organ" (Glutton and Niland; Batsford Ltd.), "Introduction to the Organ" is a primer, useful not merely to......

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Television By H. R. F. Keating

Questions from the past IN any week when there is a programme in the occasional series One Pak of Eyes it is almost certain to prove the most interesting piece of television of......

Films By Freda Bruce Lockhart

Two ideas not smoothly blended NOBODY could pretend that Hannibal Brooks ("U," London Pavilion)—the only "U" certificate among the new movies—was by any standard the best. But......

Freedom In Fashion

by PAULA DAVIES have exposed those parts of themselves they have felt to be attractive. "Look at Pauline Borghese and Napoleon's Josephine. Even the Victorians, supposedly so......

The Experts On

THE psychologist who spoke of clothes as "a perpetual blush upon the surface of humanity" might have found something to blush about himself if he had attended the recent......

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Give & Take Essential In Marriage

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT , T HE basic cause of marital breakdown was insufficient recognition of the fact that a real marriage must be a relationship on several different and......

Duke's Chapel Boundary Wall Removed

A BRICK wall in the 14th century St. Nicholas Anglican parish church, Arundel, which since 1873 has separated the Duke of Norfolk's Fitzalan Chapel from the rest of the church,......

New Charity Cards Company

F INE Art Developments Ltd., the Burton on Trent greeting card company which already controls 25 per cent of the Christmas Card market, is backing a new company which will......

Cross For Three Days Only

M ARPLE. Cheshire, urban district council, has refused the local Council of Churches planning permission to erect a permanent wooden cross on Cobden Edge, overlooking the......

Award For Bbc At Catholic Festival

T HE BBC was awarded the first prize in the documentary section for its programme, "Padre Pio," at the annual TV festival in Monte Carlo of the International Catholic......

Canon Retires After 62 Years

A FTER 62 years in the priesthood-46 of them as parish priest at St. Richard's, Atherton, Manchester-Canon Thomas A. Almond has retired, and will now live in his own house at......

Cardinal To Live Near The Poor

T O be "near the poor", Cardinal Landazuri Ricketts, O.F.M., Archbishop of Lima, is going to move from his palatial residence to modest quarters in Lima's industrial suburb of......