23rd January 1970

23rd January 1970
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Biafra Still Desperate For Food Supplies

BY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS IN LONDON, LAGOS AND NEW YORK D ESPITE Mr. Wilson's partial reassurances on Biafra in the House of Commons this week, Christian relief personnel in......

Mp 'talking Rubbish' Says Editor

MR. JOHN PORTER, editor of the Scottish Catholic Observer, clashed with Mr. Woodrow Wyatt, M.P., in last Friday's edition of "World at One" on Radio 4, Mr. Wyatt had written an......

Cardinal And Primate At Unity Talks

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE week-long talks by Catholics and Anglicans on the Permanent Joint Commission, held at Windsor, were devoted to matters at the very core of unity......

`dangers Of Undue Haste'

A WARNING against "un due haste" in the movement towards Christian unity was given on Sunday by Cardinal Heenan in a sermon in Westminster Cathedral to mark the opening of Unity......

Shamed By Your English!

A FAMOUS educationalist reports that there is a simple technique for acquiring a swift mastery of good English. It will double your powers of self expression. It can pay you......

Dutch Seek Celibacy Talks With The Pope

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT THE Dutch bishops have now become the first national episcopate to express a wish to accept married priests, and Cardinal Alfrink, the Dutch......

Jesuit General In Tv Interview

- pR. PEDRO ARRUPE, 62, the Jesuit General, who arrived in Britain on Tuesday, concelebrates Mass today with Cardinal Heenan and Archbishop Enrici, the Apostolic Delegate, at......

Auberon Waugh Quits By-election

M R. AUBERON WAUGH, the author and journalist, has withdrawn his independent candidature from the impending by-election at Bridgwater, Somerset. His 'intention to stand had been......

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Archbishop Beck's Advice To Heads On Sex Education

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A SCHOOL has a positive duty to supply children with the necessary facts on sex education when the parents fail to carry out their responsibilities......

Shelter Tells Churches `we Need Rim.'

SHELTER needs £1 mil" lion this year to survive. That was the main point behind a message which last Friday morning dropped through the letter-boxes of Christian clergy......

Hierarchy's Race Team Meets Coloured Immigrants

J UST what is it like to be a coloured person or even a coloured Catholic in Britain today? This was the q uestion that members of the workin g party on race relations recently......

Verse And Music To Aid Oxfam T He Heinrich Schutz Choir

and Tony Church and Geraldine McEwan are .to present An Antholo g y of 17th, Century Verse and Music" in the Church of St. John, Smith Square, London, S.W.1. on February 5. The......

Catholic Aid Banned By Paraguay

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE latest blow in the Paraguayan Government's battle with the Church has been the banning of Catholic welfare organisations. An agreement under......

Dominicans `aided Brazil Guerrillas'

A N investigator sent by the Master General of the Dominican Order in Rome has confirmed that several Dominican friars in Brazil were involved in pro-guerrilla activities, but......

Ita Family Planning Ban Ends

T HE Independent Television Authority has been given permission by Mr. Stonehouse, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, to end its two-year ban on television commercials......

Link With Anglicans In France

C ATHOLICS and An g licans in France have formed a joint workin g committee to "consider all aspects" of q uestions posed by current relations between the two Churches in that......

Bbc Told "no Film Of Birth 91 S T. Teresa's Hospital,

Wimbledon, has told the B.B.C. a camera team from the "Man Alive" programme series cannot make a film of the actual birth of a baby at the hospital. The ' hospital's current......

Church Group In S. Africa Condemns Apartheid

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT EVENTY leading Christians in South Africa have published a four - column advertisement in the Johannesburg Sunday Times condemning apartheid and......

`arrest' Threat To Bishop Defregger

B ISHOP Dcfregger. Auxiliary Bishop of Munich, would be arrested immediately he set foot in Italy, as a suspect in the Nazi massacre of 17 Italian villa g ers in 1944, District......

Ian Paisley 'under Attack' At Oxford T He Rev. Ian Paisley,

the Ulster Protestant extremist. Herr von Thadden, leader of the German National Democratic Party, and Miss Bernadette Devlin, Independent M,P. for Mid-Ulster. are to appear at......

Rome Clergy Seek Young Council

PARISH clergy in Rome have picked predominantly young and liberal men to represent them on an official priests' council, according to the results of their election published on......

Liturgy Secretary Resigns

FR, GERALD SIGLER, secretary of the International Committee on English in the Liturgy, an American, has resigned to take up a post with the Woodstock College Centre for Religion......

Easter Weekend For Young People Catholics Between The...

18 and 25 with problems about their faith are invited to spend Easter weekend at Belmont Abbey, Hereford. Dom David Bird, O.S.B., says there will be a small group of helpers in......

Anglicans At Minsteracres

T EN vicars and curates from the Anglican Lanchester, Co. Durham deanery have held a five-day retreat in the Pas s i fr I s i s . t 5. Co.MMonastery at Minsteracresis the first......

Cardinal Retires

Cardinal McIntyre, 83, Archbishop of Los An g eles, has retired because of his age....

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When Love's The Only Cure

"W E tend to work a kind of shift system," said Tony Rigby. "But it doesn't always sort itself out, and at present I'm working a 20hour day." With his redrimmed eyes which......

The 40 Martyrs And The Future

by Fr. MICHAEL RICHARDS, editor of the Clergy Review C ANONISATION is an act of worship. "For the not so good," said St. Augustine, "we offer sacrifices of propitiation; for......

Vatican Team Studies Sex Education

Pr HE Vatican said on Satur day it is studying ways of imparting "a positive and prudent sexual education" in Catholic schools. The Congregation for Catholic Education said its......

Getting The Irish Bachelors Married

by a Special Correspondent IT is not easy getting bach elors in the West of Ireland to marry, so a twopronged effort is under way in Connacht and 'projected to Britain, to try......

Mother Soledad Saved Her Order

T HE canonisation, next Sunday in Rome, of Blessed Mother Soledad Torres Acosta will fulfil a long-standing dream on the part of meni.bers of the flourishing Order, the......

Nuns Today-2

F ATHER, in theory it all sounds fine. But what is it like in reality? I would very much like to give my life to God in religion. The ideals are so high, the aims are so good.......

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The Demand For More

I T is unhelpful to criticise the current surge of wage demands as an uprush of greed and irresponsibility. Some large claims will dwindle before they reach the table. Others,......

Ending Suspicion

VjuliMUM MI 011111111101 In fact, wages as such are not the whole story. Wages can safely go sky high provided the production is there to pay for them, and a ..-wage rise may......

The Grief And The Horror As Biafra Died

by JOHN PORTER Editor of the Scottish Catholic Observer WHEN I think of Biafra I think of people. People like little innocent Igwe, a skeleton of a boy who hadn't eaten a good......

Reflection

by Canon F. H. Drinkwater `VON, they have no wine." That gospel last Sunday about the wedding-feast at Cana is a wonderful help to anybody who is reminding people about Our......

Flight From Old Values

by Norman St. John Stevas S the Christian looks out from within himself today at the world around him, he like other men, is halfblinded and bewildered by the distressing......

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I Consider That Mr. St. John-stevas And Fr. Corbiehley...

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Legalistic

H OW cold and legalistic is Fr. John Symon's recommendation (January 9) that we should show practical sympathy to those priests whom the Church has dispensed and allowed to live......

Sacked Editor

IT has given me great pleasure to read Denis Geraghty's letter (Jan. 16). It is indeed time that Fr. Herbert McCabe was reinstated as editor of New Blackfriars. His dismissal......

Distasteful Sneer From A Priest

L EAVING aside any discus- 1 - 4 sion of the merits or otherwise of the new service, I cannot be alone in finding Fr. Michael Clifton's letter (January 9) on this subject......

Those Dutch

H OW long must the Church endure the behaviour of certain vociferous clergy in Holland? Despite the most urgent appeal to let the matter rest, they continue to be an......

Spontaneity Of Vietnam Protest

I N his reply (January 2) to my letter of December 19, it was all too predictable that Mr. Braine, on conceding that: "not all those who take part in demonstrations against the......

Outrageous Views

H OW much longer are we to suffer the outrageous views of Mr. John Braine on the Vietnam war and his increasingly arrogant condemnation of those who do not happen to share his......

Protest On Review Of R.e. Booklets

W ITH reference to the rereview of educational books made by Fr. S. G. A. Luff in your issue of January 9 1 would like to register a strong protest at the tone taken by him when......

A Quotation T He Quotation For Which G. C. D. Wheeler

(January 9) seeks a source comes, as he suggests, from John Dryden ("The Hind and the Panther," Part Two, lines 80-84). A correct reading of the lines is: I then affirm that......

Substance Of The Holy Name Feast Still Preserved

W ITH reference to the Franciscan Fathers' regret at the suppression of the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, it may be useful to give the gist of the statements in the......

Play Violence

S URELY your TV critic chd not expect a play about Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to be without sex and violence? I agree with him that the torture scene was too explicit; I turned......

The * Mercy

FLIGHTS TO BIAFRA M AY I have the opportunity of replying in your columns to the statement by Archbishop Murphy of Cardiff (January 9) about the recent suggestion of the World......

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The Reluctant Believer In A White Witch's Cauldron

by T. F. LINDSAY Letters of Aldous Huxley edited by Grover Smith (Chatto & Windus L5) M OST of the admirers of the works of the late Aldous Huxley have been bemused by what......

Church Music By Fr. T. Carroll, B.mus Out Of The

Depths (Psalm 129) by Michael Dawney (Weinberger Is. 6d.) The composer has here written a worthy Anthem for a Requiem Mass, a November Remembrance Service and many other......

The Memory Man

My Life and Times by Compton Mackenzie Octave Nine 1946-1953 (Chatto & Windus 45s.) T HE impatiently awaited ninth octave of Sir Compton's Life and Times disappoints somewhat as......

Aids To Better Education •

by MAUREEN VINCENT THE task of educating children in the Christian tradition has, perhaps, never been more difficult than it is at the present time. Parents and teachers,......

Theology Today By Fr. S. G. A. Luff The Bible

in History ed. by Joseph Rhymer Vol. 2. Isaac & Jacob, God's Chosen Ones by H. Gaubert (Darton, Longman & Todd 21s.) It was easy to review the first volume, "Abraham, Loved by......

120 Years Of Publishing History

N O one who in passing looked at sonic of the books that line the central oorridor of Burns & Oates' offices could doubt that the company has been in the publishing business......

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Extra Depth Makes For Greatness Of Ibsen And Chekhov

IBSEN and Chekhov, two great playwrights of the theatre on the box in the same weekend, enough surely even to satiate a glutton for masterpieces. Yet, as I watched, 1 could not......

Could Be Good

Saturday, ITV: "Mrs. Mouse, Are You Within?" The stage play by Frank Marcus which ought to televise well with its comedy of human relations and underlying sadness. Saturday,......

Two Westerns With A Ring Of Truth

W ESTERNS are as uni viersally familiar today as nursery rhymes. The sheriff and the cowboy, the gambler and the gunman. the horse and the steer are as much part of most young......

Lugano And The Ticino

I „ UGANO is Switzerland's most fashionable resort. It combines Riviera-type sophistication with the lure of nearby mountain ranges. Although it is liable to sudden and violent......

Full-length Film Of St. Peter's

T HE most famous church in Christendom, St. Peter's, Rome, is the subject of a full-length film, the location shots of which were completed last week. The film, directed by......

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`obstacles Ahead But Bigotry Now Gone'

ALTHOUGH there were great obstacles in the path of Christian unity still to be surmounted, old bigotries and hatreds had disappeared almost miraculously "and deep-seated......

`new Spirit,' Says Cardinal Willebrands

C ARDINAL Willebrands, President of the Vatican Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, preaching on Sunday in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Cambridge, said: "We may thank God......

`unity A Gift'

- FACED with an overwhel mingly secularised society it would seem rational for Christians to close the ranks and present a common front or common witness, said Bishop Worlock of......

Priest Criticises Mayflower Project

A DEVON priest has accused the organisers of Plymouth's £100,000 Mayflower celebrations this year of ignoring historical facts and issuing misleading brochures in Britain and......

College At Mark Cross For Sale

S T. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE, Mark Cross, near Crowborough in Sussex, is being offered for sale by a trust involving the dioceses of Southwark and Arundel and Brighton. The whole......

Christ's Team Is Greatest, Says Sir Matt Busby

SIR MATT BUSBY, for many years manager of Manchester United reminded young people on Monday that they were all members of the greatest team on earth, Christ's team., and urged......