21st November 1969

21st November 1969
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Churches Back Talks On Chemical Warfare

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A WARNING that within the next two years the world may be faced with an arms race in chemical and biological warfare will be given to a three-day......

'use Arms Funds To Aid Poor'

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT THE Pope appealed on Sunday for the establishment of "a great world fund derived from a part of the money used for military expenditure so as to help......

'sign-in' Petition For Government

BY A STAFF REPORTER CHURCHES of all de nominations throughout England, Ireland and Wales are combining in an unprecedented effort to campaign for increased aid and more......

Anglo-catholic Clergy See Cardinal Heenan

BY A STAFF REPORTER SOME 300 Anglican clergy men are contemplating joining the Catholic Church if the recently defeated Anglican-Methodist unity proposals are resurrected at the......

Majority Support For Abortion Act Change

Gallup Poll results A SOCIAL survey published this week suggests that the public would strongly support amendments to the Abortion Act to clear up current abuses and end the......

'move With Times' Says Jesuit General

R. ARRUPE, Superior' General of the Jesuit Order, has told its members throughout the world that the order must move with the times, but as a body and not according to the......

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Reform Of Criminal 'lies In Reform Of Ourselves'

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT CHRISTIANS were urged by Bishop Harris, Auxiliary of Liverpool, ‘--A on Sunday to get down to really practical work towards caring for and......

Insecurity Blamed For Fall-off In Vocations

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A CRITICAL period in the supply of priests for the Liverpool Archdiocese was forecast last week by Mgr. Denis McDonnell, the 'VicarGeneral. He said......

Catholics And The Community

By a Staff Reporter HE responsibilities of Catholics towards the community was the major theme of the second meeting of the Westminster Pastoral Council in London last......

Cheshire V.c.

CRITICISES WILSON ROLE ON BIAFRA BY A STAFF REPORTER G ROUP CAPTAIN LEONARD CHESHIRE, V.C., whose report on Biafra early this year was rejected by the British Government,......

Canonise 40 Martyrs, Says Cardinal

CHEENAN has suggested to the Pope that the forty English Martyrs should be canonised. He disclosed this on Sunday, in his Pastoral Letter of thanksgiving for last month's Synod.......

School Counsellors Needed, Say Teachers

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT I S there a place for a full t i m e, professionally trained counsellor on every school staff? According to the third annual Spode House conference......

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Italy Expected To Pass Divorce Law

D ESPITE the oombined weight of opinion of the Pope, the Italian bishop's conference and thousands of priests who speak out against it, divorce is on its way to becoming a......

Paula Davies Writes On

DANGERS IN THE HOME has dragged on for a month interspersed with the grumbles and moans of a bored child. But the mother is grateful that things were not worse. Until the......

Pope May Visit Japan And Australia

C ARDINAL Paolo Marella. 74-year-okl President of the Vatican Secretariat for Non-Christians, will be on very familiar ground when he ' goes to Japan next year to represent the......

Vocations

The sign-1 "FATHER, how can I be sure God wants me to be a priest?" Many young men ask this question. Many more ought to! The possibility of a vocation to the priesthood is......

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Problems Of Protest

'T HE Springboks' tour continues to stimu late riotous protests, and one is tempted : to be reminded of Constantine Fitzgibbon's vision of a Britain debauched, violent, swiftly......

Why Enoch's Fatalism Is Wrong

by Norman St. John Stevas T HE House of Commons has recently held its annual debate on our laws controlling the admission to Britain of aliens and Commonwealth citizens. an......

Murdoch's Quest For Truth And Beauty

I SHALL spare you any metaphors about rising suns, setting suns, watery suns and tarnished mirrors and prosaically record the facts. On Saturday the ailing Sun newspaper was......

Must We Put Up With Crying Babies At Mass?

S OME time ago I went to hear Mass at Brompton Oratory. Cardinal Heenan was preaching and I wanted to hear him. But just as he mounted the pulpit and began his address. two......

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Religion's Place In Our Schools

MR. DAVID HAYES (November 14) is entitled to bis Opinion that we should g ive up our Catholic secondary schools, thou g h I fi nd it odd. that he g ives no reasons why we should......

Are We Going Completely Dotty?

I N the seventeenth century the Russian Orthodox Church was rent by the schism of those who insisted on making the si g n of the cross with two fin g ers — not, as in the then......

Careless Collection Of Galileo, Syllabus & Humanae Vitae

P is a little careless of a scholar like Miss Hilda Graef ( November 14) to list the Galileo incident, the Syllabus of Errors and Humanae Vitae as non-infallible pronouncements.......

A Stumbling Block

I AM grateful to Archbishop Murphy for his lucid and charitable essay on authority and freedom in your issue of November 7. As he ri g htly in dicates, the m m agisteriu is the......

Standing For

prayer M R. BASIL BLACKLEDGE ( November 14 ) should read his Bible more carefully. He concludes his letter to you by sayin g : "May we please kneel, like the Sinful Publican,......

Mass Books And The Deaf

- I CAN fully sympathise with Mrs. Lucy Geddes (November 7 ) , who is deaf, over the Mass books put out for the con g re g ation. For I am deaf myself. However, it is q uite......

Showing S. Africa That Apartheid Is Abhorrent

with the reality of apartheid, are presented with art opportunity DURING the time that the South African Rugby Union to show in a practical way their attitude towards it. Ru g......

Freedom Of Opus Dei

T ° g roup certain members of the Spanish g overnment together under the label Opus Dei, as if this were a meanin g ful political label, is both to do injustice to the spiritual......

Meaning Of Grace

QUESTION and ANSWER Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question—Without using any technical theological language, do you think you could explain what is meant when priests talk in......

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A Story Of Villainy Without

even the glamour of war by CHRISTOPHER HOLLIS The Year of Liberty: the Great Irish Rebellion by . Thomas Pakenham (Hodder and Stoughton 63s.) T HE 'prolific pens of the......

Cookery And Bookery

by MARTINE LEGGE Kitchen Essays by Lady Jekyll, D.B.E. (Collins 30s.) ON the whole I thoroughly enjoy reprints of books on cookery and household hints from the past. They are......

The Romantic But Realistic Approach

T HE hard core of the suc cess of Geoffrey Chapman Ltd., publishers, is the fact that it is based on performance. When the company was formed in 1957 it required heavy financial......

Et Ne Big Reason For Being Optimistic About The Future Is

the presence on the board of Alex Tarbett, who became Sales Director in 1964 after thirteen years in Irish publishing and a vital five years at Maynooth. He and his wife Mary......

Theology Today By T. Corbishley, S.j.

The Yahwist by Peter Ellis and C.S.S.R. (Chapman 42s.) Readers unfamiliar with scriptural studies may need to be told that the Yahwist is that one of the four writers who gave......

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Arts Information Service Plan

A SERVICE to supply information at school, parish and diocesan level on significant architectural, art and planning developments in Britain and Europe was proposed at the third......

The Neglected Oberland

by F. C. PRICE FOR most English people the Grisons is almost synonymous with St, Moritz, Davos, Klosters or Arosa, that cluster of sophisticated resorts bordering on or in the......

Lawrence In Depth

FILMS by Freda Bruce Lockhart 1 H. LAWRENCE may e rI or may not have been ie great poet and novelist it once again fashionable to )nsider him. He may seem tther to have been......

Television By H. R. F. Keating K Eep Out Of The

Commons A DEBATE is due to take place in the House of Commons today on a private member's motion calling for the television of Parliament. With this in mind I have been......

Fr. D'arcy's Contemporaries

Next week Fr. Martin D'Arcy, ST, who is 81, and has known some of the most famous people of the last 50 years, will appear each night on Thames Television. On Monday he will......

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Black Man 'sold Down The River' By Churches

-Anglican Bishop FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Anglican bishop who has been expelled from river." "They have become pan L of the problem instead of trying to solve it. said......

Guide To African Religions

TRADITIONAL pagan re ligions are still strong in Africa, and the number of Africans who live under them is estimated at 100 million, says a handbook, "Meeting with African......

Death Of Joe Kennedy

J OSEPH P. KENNEDY, former U.S. Ambassador to Britain and founder of the 20th century's most famous political dynasty. died on Tuesday, aged 81. He was a controversial figure......

'underground Church' In U.s. Lacks Cohesion

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A MERICA'S "Underground Church" numbers many hundreds of Catholic groups, almost all with their own priests, according to a young Boston College......

Pope Stresses His Supreme Authority

P0 PE PAUL said last week that his supreme authority came from God., not man, and, he could not allow it to become "watered-down. and irresponsible" through excessive sharing......

Poverty Shown As Complex Problem

BY A STAFF REPORTER M ORE explosive than the Bomb, more dangerous than the Cold War, more anguished than the struggle in Vietnam, more tragic than the Civil strife in Nigeria,......

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Churches' £/m.

appeal for a cancer hospital BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT AN appeal for £250,000 for the North of Eng land's first inter-denominational hospital specifically for patients......

Priest To Run £48,000 Youth Club

WHAT began as the pipe dream of two schoolmasters and the Knights of St. Columba becomes a reality tomorrow when Mr. Dennis Howell, Minister for Sport, opens the......

Carmelite Tertiaries Discuss Title

P ROPOSALS for brin g in g up to date the Rule for Carmelite tertiaries were discussed at a con g ress at Aylesford last week-end of the Third Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.......

New Breviary Next Year

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT T HE reformed Divine Office, or breviary, will be given to the Church within a year, it was announced last week after a six-day plenary session of......

Survey To Aid Handicapped Children In Salford

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A SURVEY of handl' capped children is being planned in the Salford Diocese. The results will be used to help draw up a diocesan policy for them. The......