23rd October 1992

23rd October 1992
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Religious Leaders Call For New Government Strategy Over...

Church demands mines rethink by Cristina Odone FOLLOWING the unprecedented show of national unity which this week forced the Government to review its decision to shut down 31......

John Paul Won't Quit, Rome Says

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome "ABSOLUTELY silly and totally unfounded" was the Vatican's response on Monday to a spate of British and American press reports, in particular an......

School Offer To Anglicans

by William Oddie and Murray White IN A surprise move, the trustees of St Philip's sixth form college in Birmingham founded in 1887 by Cardinal Newman as a Catholic grammar......

Pope Attacks 'rapacious' Sects

by Timothy Elphick POPE John Paul II has launched a stinging attack on religious sects and "pseudo-spiritual" groups for luring Latin American Catholics away from the Church of......

Bishops May Stay Neutral On Abortion

IRELAND's Catholic bishops may take a neutral stand in the hotly-contested abortion referendum campaign. During their three-day meeting in Maynooth this week, the bishops......

Singers Clash Over Pope

THE ultimate material girl, Madonna, took time out from her publicity campaign to launch her Sex bestseller to tell off Irish pop singer Sinead O'Connor for tearing up a......

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News In Brief

jackpot A CALIFORNIAN nun has won a jackpot of one million dollars in a state lottery. The nun, Sr Josephine Contris, 71, said the money was destined for the retirement home......

'tug-of-war Over Church Vision

LETTER FROM SANTO DOMINGO by Ian Linden ..zAMONGST the key items at stake in the fourth general conference of the bishops of Latin America .d poverty and the preferential......

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zit atholics prai se Nobel prize-winner by Timothy Eiphick CATHOLIC organisations this week expressed their delight at the award of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize to the Guatemalan......

Sistine Painting In Storm Over Anguish Of Last Days

THE Italian Jesuit magazine La Civilta Cattolica has launched an attack on one of sacred art history's most famous works, Michelangelo's giant painting of the Lost Judgement on......

New Universal Catechism Rolls Off The Press In Rome

THE Vatican announced this week that its controversial new Universal Catechism, much of which was leaked last month amid a storm over the "new" list of sins it contained, will......

Untouchable Christians Kept Away From The Altar

AN INDIAN Jesuit study into the response of the Church to social taboos surrounding untouchability has revealed that lower caste Christians in many parishes are not allowed to......

Hackles Rise Over Aid Cuts

THOUSANDS of parishioners and clergy have written to the Foreign Office over the past week demanding a rethink on prospective cuts in UK spending on overseas aid. Julian......

Cuban Missal Crisis

CUBA's Catholic bishops have condemned Fidel Castro's security forces for threatening dissenters during religious services. In a statement released in Washington DC, the......

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Adoption Agencies Welcome Reforms

by Murray White A MAJOR review of adoption practice, which stresses the child's rights as paramount, prefers adoption by married couples and proposes new regulations for......

Hecklers Fail To Mar Life March

ALMOST a thousand people attended a march and rally in Glasgow on Saturday to protest against the Abortion Act, passed 25 years ago this year. Coachloads of supporters from all......

Bishops' Diaries

BISHOP Daniel Mullins of Menevia begins a busy week in higher education by preaching at Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy on Sunday, while Bishops Philip Pargeter. auxiliary......

Europe Tunes In To A Cornish Call To Prayer

WHILE seagulls cry and the sea waves roar in the background, a voice calls the faithful (and the not so faithful) of Europe to flock to prayer at St Paul the Apostle Church in......

Benedictine Monk Heads York Mission

A BENEDICTINE monk is among the organisers behind the One Voice Mission, which has the support of over 300 interdenominational churches, and starts tomorrow in the York area and......

- Catholic Headteachers Unite In Adversity

CATHOLIC shcools must address a "deep tension" between the pressures of management and the pastoral role of the headteacher, a top headmaster warned last week. Fr Dominic......

Smiles All Round: Catholic Artist Geraldine Jones With...

portrait or the Anglican Bishop of Southwark, Rev Dr Robert Kerr Williamson. Geraldine is the daughter of Bill and Joan Spence, who run the post office at Ampleforth near York.......

News In Brief

Artists toast 21st ARTISTS from across the country will gather at Southwark Cathedral tomorrow to give thanks for the first 21 years of the Arts Centre Group. Now with over......

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A Lesson In Solidari

REPRIEVE for the miners — for a while at least. While the 30,000 men and their families worry about what the winter will bring, and how false their new-found sense of security......

Bush's Robin

AS ELECTION fever swamps the United States, it might prove fruitful to listen to what the candidates are saying and have said. The following are some random quotes taken from......

To Market, To Market We Go

John Battle MP IN THE last two weeks, the crucial issue of the "market for coal" has become a popular talking point. One of the most disturbing "market connections" is the......

Columbus And His Deeds

I READ with great interest the two articles by Fr Michael Campbell-Johnston and Felipe Fernandez-Armesto about the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the new......

On The Imperfection Of Our Bishops

WHENEVER the liturgy includes the parable of the unforgiving debtor (Matt 18, 23-35) the Church reminds us of our duty to forgive others. The Church's own track record of......

Divinity Of Christ And Its Interpretations

IT WAS good to find you devoting a leading article to the basic fact of our faith, the divinity of Christ. My growing conviction is that many of those Who claim to believe in......

Overseas Aid And Its Impact

IT WAS gratifying to read (Catholic Herald, October 9) not only the report of the lecture of the Archbishop of Canterbury and his letter to The Times, but also the complementary......

Copy Catastrophe

WHEN copy was faxed to the office for my Charrerhouse Chronicle last week, one page went astray. This rendered puzzling the section under the cross-head "Religion vs Faith".......

Altar Girls A Grave Sin

I NOTICE that some priests are employing girls as altar servers at Mass. My understanding is that this is a grave sin. quote from Jones's Moral Theology: "No woman or girl may......

Allies And Critics

ONCE again (as he did in his last Charterhouse Chronicle) Christopher Monckton defines sin as being a sin "because it hurts someone, and in God's creation no one is supposed to......

Priest

"MARY never a priest" was the heading for a letter by Moira Lenartowicz (Catholic. Herald, August 8). That assertion is contrary to the belief of many people, including priests......

People Maths

THE Pope's statement (Catholic Herald, October 9) on Latin America that "it is not a matter of controlling the population but of increasing the means, and to distribute with......

Tradition And Undiluted Doctrine Carry The Day

EVERY week in the Catholic press, there are articles on the Church moving forward to join today's modem world ; Issues such as married priests, ordination of women, lay people......

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Helping The Poorest Of The Poor

F ACING challenges has always been part of Mother Teresa's life. As a young girl, contemplating whether she was really being called by God to enter a religious community, she......

To Be Or Not To Be Catholic

William Oddie on the choice before St Philip's sixth form college in Birmingham W HAT is a Catholic education? Or, to put the question another way, what are Catholic schools for......

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A Spirited Paper Tiger

William Camrose, Giant of Fleet Street by Lord Hartwell (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £17.99) Lord Longford LORD Beaverbrook, a jealous but usually admiring rival of Lord Camrose,......

Coping With Death's Sting

When Parents Die by Rebecca Abrams (Charles Letts, E7.95) REBECCA Abrams ate her way through stacks of comforting food, then had a spell of nearanorexia. did drugs and had a......

Barnaby Jameson Talks To The Catholic Former Attorney...

his new novel, Hatred and Contempt, which has already sent shock waves through the judiciary The truth on trial amid a tangle of lies Hatred and Contempt by Peter Rawlinson......

The Madness Of Convention

The Picador Book of the New Gothic edited by Patrick McGrath and Bradford Morrow (Picador, £15.99) Lucy Lethbridge IN JEANETTE Winterson's Newton, included among the stories......

An Eye To The Main Chance

A Silent Joy by Elizabeth Jenkins (Constable, £13.99) Emma-Louise O'Reilly ELIZABETH Jenkins' first novel was published in 1929. Now 63 years and 24 books later she has written......

Pulling Strings For Young Musicians

Daring to Excel: the Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain by Ruth Railton (Secker lk Warburg, £20) Lucy Keegan STEPPING off the train at Cheltenham one......

Edinburgh As An Open Book

The Edinburgh Literary Guide by Andrew Lownie (Canongate Press, £8.95) Desmond Albrow THE Edinburgh Literary Guide should give pleasure and instruction to those who know and......

Paperback Round-up

Powers of Darkness, Powers of Light by John Cornwell (Penguin, £5.99): From Lourdes and Medjugorje to Archbishop Milingo, former seminarian Cornwell puts instances of religious......

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A Peace Which Passes All Nderstandmg

This week Fr John Mills OP looks at prayer through the eyes of a reclusive artist plagued by doubts. Part 5: Beyond Words Speaking of Prayer W E can't make you out, Andy,"......

Why Does Life So Often Seem A Catalogue Of Opportunities

missed, hopes dashed? Clare Boylan fathoms the eternal mysteries of longing A theory of free will as liberty, not license Once a Catholic I ONCE met an old woman in the west......

Murray White Visits A Recently-launched Retreat Centre...

Speculating on the spiritual thirsts of youth I N THE disarming and surprisingly honest world of young Catholics, smoking has replaced sex as one of the primary worries of the......

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Fallen Into Temptation

BROADCAST NEWS by Joanna Moorhead IF ANY other group was as badly represented on British TV as are Catholic priests, there would probably have been a court case by now.......

The Fishes Find New Waters

WINDOW ON THE ARTS by Timothy Elphick I T WAS interesting to see what the inscrutable collectors of Taiwan made of The Miraculous Draught of Fishes after Raphael, painted in......

'thank You, Lord, For Not Making Me A Sinner Like Him'

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Sired] 35, 12-14 16-18 2 Timothy 4, 6-8 16-18 Luke 18, 9-14 r1 ODAY'S Gospel presents - 1 us with Jesus' parable of the Pharisee and......

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Towards A Finer Faith

Charterhouse Chronicle by Brendan Walsh T AXIS ' have St Christopher medals fixed to their dashboards. Crucifixes are pinned to the wall over the fitted kitchen units. Hanging......

A Circle Of Warmth

Ronald Rolheiser N 0 amount of preaching shapes a soul as much as does the influence of a good Christian life. If that is true, and it is, then no marriage course is ever as......

From Education To Enlightenment

Letter from Poland A T a time when many people in Poland are looking critically at the Church for claiming back every single building and every last acre of land confiscated......