22nd May 1992

22nd May 1992
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Debate Over Casey Affair Takes New Turn

by Timothy Elphick THE furore over the future of priestly celibacy in the wake of the Bishop Eamonn Casey affair took an unexpected turn this week when three Scottish prelates......

Ecumenical Relations Strained As Catholic Leaders Attack...

Cloud over Carey's Rome visit by Cristina Odone CATHOLIC leaders have voiced fears that Archbishop Carey's "ill-timed" criticism of the Church position on population will......

Inside

AMAZON GOLD: John Battle MP considers the cycle of debt in Latin America, page 4 BISHOP CASEY THE AFTERMATH: Christopher Monckton, Victoria Gillick, Bishop James O'Brien, Fr......

Major Pledges 'official' Recognition For Bishops

by Angus Macdonald THE government is to consult with Church authorities to correct a legal anomaly dating back to the last century preventing Catholic bishops from being......

Penances For Women Confessing To Abortion

by our Rome correspondent AN ITALIAN archbishop this week provided priests with a "decalogue" of penances to give women who confess to having had abortions. The penances range......

Fruits Of The Vine Given Church Rating

by our Rome correspondent FOUR priests who are connoisseurs of Communion wine have been rating new productions at a special convention near Asti this week. Asti is in one of......

Escriva Fills St Peter's

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome HUGE crowds flocked to the Vatican for the beatification of the controversial founder of Opus Del, in a week which also saw the launch of a less......

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Priest Warns Of Fate That Awaits Yugoslav Republic

by Timothy Elphick ONLY a show of military muscle by the nations of the European Community will stop blood being spilled in the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Herzogovina, a......

First Synod Held Since Stalin Era

THE Greek Catholics of the Ukraine were this week urged to be patient as their Church picks itself up off the ground after years of repression. Speaking at the first Ukrainian......

Cardinal Urges New Relations

CATHOLICS and Jews in the United States have been urged to tear down the obstacles that still exist between the two communities and move towards "concrete co-operation in the......

Inquiry Launched Into Cleric's Mystery Death

A NEW inquiry into the mysterious death of a Polish priest was launched by state investigators in Warsaw this week. The death of Fr Sylwester Zych three years ago was......

Last Big Screen Legend Given Catholic Send-off

THE funeral Mass at a Paris Catholic church this week of one of the filmworld's all time greats, Marlene Dietrich. was attended by as many as 1,500 friends and admirers. The......

Day For Sick Announced

POPE John Paul II this week announced a new day of the sick to be celebrated by the Church each year. The day will coincide with the annual festival of Our Lady of Lourdes on......

Rome Fund For Message

A NEW Vatican foundation to raise funds for projecting the Church's message to the faithful has been set up by the Holy See's ambassador to the United Nations. The foundation,......

News In Brief

Clemency appeal CHURCH leaders in Mexico have taken up the case of a Mexican immigrant awaiting execution in a Texas jail. Ricardo Aldape, a 30-year-old convicted murderer, was......

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Ccbi Commends Rio Earth Summit

by Angus Macdonald CHURCH leaders. including Cardinal Basil Hume. this week called on Christians to pray for a sucessful outcome to the .forthcoming United Nations "Earth......

Sr Veronica Lands Special Tv Award

A NUN has been honoured at a top children's television awards for her "strength of character" in teaching children with epilepsy. Sr Veronica Hagan, headteacher at a Catholic......

Female Imagery For God Is Welcomed

CATHOLIC women have welcomed a new report to be debated at next month's Methodist Conference which recommends using female language and imagery to describe God. The 34-page......

End Of An Era In York

A CITY convent which has been serving the community in York for more than 100 years is to close because there are not enough new recruits to the order. The four remaining......

Daughters Of Eve Row

A TELEVISION programme about the mistresses of Catholic priests is to be shown two months early because of its "topicality" in the wake of the Bishop Casey affair. Daughters of......

Primary Schools Re Course Launch

by Murray White A CATHOLIC religious education programme ten years in the making has finally been published this week. Here I Am, published by Harper Collins on Thursday with......

Catholic Convert Uncovers Carey's Ecumenical Side

AS THE Archbishop of Canterbury prepared to throw down the gauntlet to the Vatican this week, a new official portrait showed off his normal commitment to ecumenism. The first......

Quartet Of Top Women To Join The Elite

by Cristina Odone FOUR women have been chosen to join the ranks of such luminaries as Mother Teresa, Mary Kenny, and Baroness Ryder as recipients of the 24th annual Catholic......

Bishops' Diaries

ANNIVERSARIES and jubilees occupy a number of the bishops this week, beginning with Cardinal Basil Hume who conducts a mass to celebrate a 25th anniversary in Redbourne, Hens,......

Ness In Brief

The luck of the draw A FRESH attempt is to be made to reform the Sunday trading laws in the new parliamentary session. Labour MP Ray Powell's private member's bill aimed at......

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Back To The Blackboard

ST GEORGE is no longer a saint possibly a dragon seems a bit far-fetched for our unromantic modern sensibilities. How sad, however, to watch that fearless knight make room for......

Trapped In A Debt Cycle

JOHN BATTLE MP DESPITE the impression created by Gerald Ratner's debunking remark, the subsequent declining fortunes of his jewellery business, and money market reports......

Governors And A Better Life Behind Bars

CERTAIN statements were attributed to me in a recent edition of the Catholic Herald. I would like to offer your readers my thoughts on the issues mentioned in that report. If......

Celebrate

I SHOULD like to use your letters page to invite all those who have had any connection with St Thomas Aquinas RC School, Milton Keynes, to come and join us in celebrating its......

However One Feels About The Schools Having Been Granted The

legal right to opt out of local authority control, it is good that the Bishops of England and Wales are seeking clarification of the issues involved from the new Minister of......

At Home With Eamonn, Annie And Peter

YOUR leader on celibacy (Catholic Herald, May 15) makes me wonder whether you are advocating that our Church should take a page from the Anglican book? Chastity is one of the......

Unsung Saints In Action

I READ with interest the article by Murray White on prison chaplains {Catholic Herald May 15). The list of unsung saints grows every day, happily: while others may approach the......

Welcomed

ARCHBISHOP Carey is not the first religious leader to condemn the gulf between the incomes of the very rich and the very poor (Catholic Herald May 8). The managing directors of......

From Peter's Footsteps

IT WAS with absolute horror that I read the letter last week by an anonymous priest praising "Brookside" (Catholic Herald May 15). The thought of a parish priest being even......

Who Needs Twins In Europe?

1 FAIL to see the point of the bishops' proposal with regard to parish twinning: the need of the Church at the present time is to improve her own life rather than associate......

If The Scots Can Have It, Why Can't We?

THE appojntment of Patrick Mayhew and Michael Mates to Stormont bodes ill for any successful talks on Northern Ireland, because it indicates the continued policy of divide and......

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Conor O'clery, The 1#ish Times Correspondent In...

the Bishop Casey scandal, reveals for the first time the dilemma he faced as a Catholic journalist with a scoop that could rock the Church Poisoned chalice for a journalist......

Bishop Casey: The Aftermath

Five Catholics reflect on how we should view Bishop Eamonn Casey, and how revelations of his sexual and financial misconduct affect the Church Bishop James O'Brien IN recent......

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Not A Spark Of Vigour In Those Males

The Women of Muriel Spark by Judy Sproxton (Constable, £9.95) Candida Brazil THE title of Judy Sproxton's slim critical study, The Women of Muriel Spark, is. in these feminist......

Study Of Secret Struggle That Offers Few Clues To The Enemy

Big Boys' Rules: The Secret Struggle Against the IRA by Mark Urban (Faber & Faber, £14.99) John Laffin THE war against the IRA might indeed be "secret" as this book's title......

Honest Risks Pay Off For Prizewinner

Scandalous Risks and Mystical Paths by Susan Howatch (Harper Collins, £15.99 each) Peter Stanford NO WRITER will admit to wanting to win awards. That would be, because of the......

Stephen Hughes, Mep For Durham, Examines Ec Environment...

the conclusion to his article on Christian aspects of Community policies The greening of our European Community EUROPEAN VIEWPOINT ENVIRONMENTAL policy is another example of......

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Sr Lavinia Byrne Asks What Lessons Women Religious Can...

The personal is political too APOCALYPSE or kairos? Are the times in which we minister a poisoned chalice or living waters tor women religious in today's Church? This was the......

Chocolate Wars And Justice

A HARASSED Prime Minister steps out of No. 10 for a moment to read a brief statement about the coup in a former British colony in West Africa. The directors of a cocoa......

Thoughts From The Real World

"IS IT fun?" Over the nine years I have been involved in Christian youth work, this is a question of which I have grown extremely weary. It is invariably the last one asked by......

When Anthea Dove Spent A Few Days Helping A Poverty-stricken

mother-of-four, she learned the value of experiencing other lives before passing judgement When the struggle for survival displaces religion and politics "DISTANCE distorts."......

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Fast Track To Heaven

BROADCAST NEWS I)\ Deborah Thomas FOR over a thousand years, Christian saints were chosen by popular acclaim. This all changed in 1234, when the Pope decreed that saints should......

Treasure Trove Of A Catholic Collector

WINDOW ON THE ARTS Timothy Elphick THE clatter of fine china resounded in the capital this week, as crate-loads of finely gilded and hand-painted Welsh porcelain from the......

Fan-club Gone Wild

THEATRE COMPELLINGLY convincing as a lady killer in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, mannered John Malkovich takes the role a stage too far in Dusty Hughes' A Slip of the Tongue......

I Give My Life Freely; That Is Why My Father Loves Me

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Acts 15:1-22, 22-29 Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23 John 14: 23-29 IN today's Gospel we hear Jesus say "the Father is greater than I". It......

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Fault Found In The Failings Of Others

SHORTLY before she died of cancer, Princeton mayor, Barbara Boggs Sigmund, commented in the New York Times that too many people spontaneously judge a cancer victim. Instead of......

Medjugorje Mixed Messages

LET me clear up one thing first. Fr David Bingham alleges (letters, April 24) that I was "sneering" about Medjugorje. It is not my habit to sneer. This sneer is in the eye of......

Coming To Terms With Oneself In Relation To God

Thoughts from a Welsh parish St Robert's Presbytery Aberkenfig Mid Glamorgan SOMETHING. which is not often mentioned. is the fact that the second Vatican Council, introduced a......