23rd October 1970

23rd October 1970
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England's Great Day In St. Peter's Basilica

FROM ALAN McELWAIN IN ROME T HOUSANDS of pilgrims, led by most of the bishops of England and Wales, have been arriving here this week for the Canonisation on Sunday of the 40......

Bishops Set Up Race Relations Group

BY A STAFF REPORTER RACE, Relations Committee has been set up by the Bishops of England and Wales to advise the hierarchy and act for it. The formation of the committee was......

Listen To Holy Spirit, Says Cardinal Suenens

BY A STAFF REPORTER C ATHOLICS were today finding that the very basis of their belief was under question and not just peripheral things like birth control and celibacy, said......

Celibacy On Synod Agenda

From Our Rome Correspondent THE priesthood, and celi bacy. will be discussed at the next International Synod of Bishops, meeting in Rome next year. A Vatican communique this......

M. Simon's Champagne Memorial

SOME 500 people attended a memorial service at Westminster for Andre Simon, the French-born wine and food expert who made England his home. His son, Fr. Peter Simon, Si., said......

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S.vietnam Leader Follows Nixon In Vatican Talks

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT A SURPRISE visit to the Vatican by Vice-President Ky of South Vietnam last Thursday brought renewed speculation that a major peace initiative is being......

Laity Council Seeking Release Of Workers

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT E FFORTS are being made by the Vatican Council of the Laity to obtain the release of Brazilian leaders of the Young Christian Workers and the present......

Church A Scapegoat In Sudan Troubles

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT 1 1 1.1E. Church's position in the Sudan has become . more uncertain with the addition of Communism into the list of difficulties which it has......

`violence Only Way In Africa'

H E Churches of Britain should be prepared to support Africans who use force to obtain justice, and Christians should be ready to back them with financial and other aid. This......

Austria Eases Rules On Mixed Marriages

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT - Ex COMMUNICATION for Catholics entering into a non-Catholic marriage ceremony, or failing to have children of a mixed marriage baptised as......

Quebec Murder `degrading' Says Vatican

T HE murder of Mr. Pierre Laporte. the Labour Minister of Quebec. was condemned by the Vatican on Monday as "a degrading episode which offends the human and Christian......

'advise On Drugs' Doctors Urged

D ocroRs attending an audience at the Vatican on Monday were urged to "speak out, speak out strongly. while there is still time. to avert the spread of social degeneration......

New Link Witi1 Czechs?

T HE representatives of the Holy See and Czechoslovakia began talks last week on the relationship between Church and State. ' Czechoslovakian representatives were the......

Reflection

WHAT is the central thing, the quintessential core, of Christian behaviour? Love, some might say. But the word love is too general; and even if we particularise it as charity.......

Seventy Times Seven

Gospels, on forgiving. We need to go carefully in applying this to non resistance, to ' n o n violence", to the non - use of force. But to the forgiving itself there are no......

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Cardinal &twos—pilgrim Of Unity

by PETER HEBBLETHWAITE, S.J. CARDINAL SUENENS scored a modest "first" when in London last week. He became the first Cardinal to be interviewed on brash, exciting Radio London.......

The Morality Of Motoring

O NE of the most cheering prospects of recent weeks has been the publicity given to anti-car sentiments by eminently sensible and sensitive people. In October when the annual......

Irish Bishops Firm On Mixed Marriages

GABRIEL FALLON'S DUBLIN DIARY "THERE arc, 11,,wcver. religious principles at stake which neither Popes nor Bishops can change. This is why the regulations emphasise that the......

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The Wolf In Quebec

N O Christian can do anything but denounce the vile murder of the Canadian Minister, Mr. Laporte, by separatist extremists, and the continuing threat to the life of the......

Sad At Certain Changes And Style Of Controversy

O NE day. there will be a minor scandal in the secular Press when people discover how many of our High Court judges happen to be Catholics. For a Catholic, however. it may be......

Moral Issue Of S. African Arms

BY NORMAN ST. JOHN STEVAS T HE British Government is running into further trouble over its proposals to sell arms to South Africa. Defence, political and moral arguments are......

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Timely And Judicious Act Of Restoration

by ROBERT SPEAIGHT Maurice Baring Restored Selections from his work, chosen and edited. with an Introductory Essay and Commentaries; by Paul Horgan (Heinemann 84s.) .CINE......

Scholarship As A Foe Of The Obvious

THIS is one of those scho l . arly works in which one cannot help feeling that "scholarship" has got in the way of the obvious. Professor Marxsen is attempting to explain,......

Panoply For The Century's Birth

The Edwardian by J. B. Priestley (Heinemann 80s.) NEITHER a golden age— nor a mere prolongation of the Victorian era. Such is the Priestley verdict on the reign of King Edward......

They Died For A Faith That Lived

by DELIAN BOWER The Oxford Martyrs by D. M. Loades (Batsford 50s.) T HE story of the Oxford martyrs of the midsixteenth century—those who died for the Protestant cause —has......

Three Studies In Conflict

by ALAN NEAME Surgeon Henry's Trifles, edited by Pat Hayward (Chatto Windus 45s.) The Dragon Wakes by Christopher Hibbert ( Longme , 65s.) In The Brave Days of Old by Dom Bede......

Recordings By Theresa Hoar, S.h.j.c.

Itaptimn: The New Rite, its meaning and practice by Peter Purdue. John Power SNI A arse Peter Coughl a n (Mercier) ' , THESE tapes might well be sub' titled "All vou need to......

Decline And Rise Of Royal Shrine

by JULIAN BUXTON The Walsingham Way by Colin Stephenson (Darton Longman & Todd 50s.) T HIS book is about the Anglican shrine at Walsingham in Norfolk. The author succeeded the......

They Saw The Risen Lord

by Canon F. H. DRINKWATER Resurrection and the New Testament by C. F. Evans (S.C. M . Press 30s.) WHAT (would you say?) is the closest we can get, document-wise, to the actual......

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Their Complacent Hour

A S a rule. 1 avoid war films. The escapism of the cinema is its greatest appeal so far as I am concerned. War pictures tend to bring one up against the cold hard facts of......

What Sort Of Heroes?

J UST three weeks ago I launched into a high old panegyric on the Single Play. and with the return of the B.B.C.-1 drama showcase, formerly the Wednesday Play now Play for......

Flair For Editorship

by Paula Davies I F AILSA GARLAND were interviewing me for a job I would he terrified. Ex-editor of Vogue, exwoman's editor and assistant editor of the Daily Mirror, now......

80,000 Children In Care

A N appeal for the Rescue A - IL Society will in future be preached annually by Salford Diocesan priests, thereby replacing the occasional appeals made by Mgr. Gerard McCormack,......

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Canonisation No Threat To Unity, Says Arch Bishop

BY A STAFF REPORTER C ATHOLICS' pride in the canonisation of the 40 martyrs did not mean that any blame was placed on other Christians, said Archbishop Beck of Liverpool in a......

`heartbreak In Squatting'

A MOVE by Shelter, the national campaign for the homeless, to press for the legal occupation of empty houses, has been condemned by Miss Edith Urch the founder and general......

Focus On Facts And People

Self-styled guinea pig F OR a self-styled guinea pig, 54-year-old George Marriott, who will become the first lay financial diocesan secretary in the country at the beginning of......