24th April 1970

24th April 1970
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Pope Gives Thanks For Apollo's Return

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT T HE POPE was "overcome with emotion and joy" at the safe return of the Apollo 13 spacecraft astronauts, said Vatican sources after the successful......

Musicians Decorated By Cardinal

r UR musicians received their decorations as Knights of St. Gregory from Cardinal Heenan at Archbishop's House on Tuesday for their services in keeping the great musical......

£225,000 Government Aid For Youth Work

BY A STAFF REPORTER ATHOLIC youth work projects had been offered Government grants totalling E225,000 in the past five years, said Mr. Edward Short, Secretary of State for......

Academies 'more Than A Dream'

From a Rome Correspondent 130PF, PAUL disclosed last week that he is thinking of establishing various learned academies for special studies in such fields as philosophy, law.......

Christians Urged To Boycott S. African Team

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE. British Council of Churches has urged all Christians to boycott the South African cricket tour, and by 66 votes to three decided to go on fighting for......

Russian Patriarch's Funeral

C ARDINAL Willebrands, President of the Vatican Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, travelled to Russia to represent the Pope at the funeral on Tuesday of Patriarch......

Malta Congress On Priest Shortage

T " problem of the shortage of priests in many countries will be studied at an international congress on vocations to be held in Valetta. Malta, on May 24 and 25. Its theme will......

Guidelines On Ethics Planned

By a Staff Reporter C ARDINAL Heenan is to seek the views of the National Laity Commission and as many other bodies as possible in preparation for a national ethical guidelines......

Infallibility Or Indestructibility?

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE Pope ruled out artificial contraception in Humanae Vitae not So much because he was a conservative as out of loyalty to his predecessors, said Prof.......

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Ill Wind In Ulster

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE election last week of the anti-Catholic militant, the Rev. Ian Paisley, to a seat in the Northern Ireland Parliament was a double blow to the......

Churches' Plea To U.n.

ON HUMAN RIGHTS FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A N appeal to U Thant, Secretary General of the United Nations, "to resist the apparently increasing tendency on the part of......

Portuguese Arrest Priest

A N appeal to Amnesty International to intercede on behalf of an Angolan negro priest who has been arrested in Lisbon was made last week by a group of Por tuguese Catholic......

Cardinal Doepfner Calls For Changes In Passion Play

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT EFORM of the "text and style" of the Oberammergau Passion Play, eliminating passages and references considered offensive by world Jewish groups, was......

Peace Corps Coming To Britain

PLANS for the beginning of a "Peace Corps in reverse" have been approved by International Voluntary Service. Its annual report states that an Indian woman social worker will......

Catholic Press An 'antidote To The Permissive Society'

T HE Church was not as placid as it used to be, says Archbishop Murphy of Cardiff in a pastoral Letter for Press Sunday (May 3). "For the first time we as Catholics are being......

Convent Hires Fund-raiser From U.s.

A PROFESSIONAL fundraiser from Chicago has given himself six weeks to raise /25,000 for a Newmarket convent school to offset the rising costs that threaten its future. He was......

'new World And Times'

Commenting on the controversy which some Catholic newspaper articles and reports gave rise - to, Bishop Grasar of Shrewsbury said: "Let us face facts. All over the world......

Tv Again Debating 'catholic Dilemma'

IN the second BBC-2 pro gramme on "The Catholic Dilemma" on Wednesday, April 29, Man Alive brings Anita Caspary, a former American Mother Superior, to the studio to discuss the......

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Gabriel Fallon's Dublin Diary

St. Patrick's for all PERHAPS the most notable ecumenical gesture since Vatican II came to the Diocese of Dublin a little over a week ago. In the course of a radio programme on......

Collision Course In Rhodesia

by a Special Correspondent T HE Church-State conflict in Rhodesia. which hal been brewing since the adoption of the Smith regime's white-supremacy constitution in 1969, is......

The Declaration Of Recife

By a Special Correspondent THE American Baptist minister, the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, civil rights leader, met Archbishop Helder Camara of Olinda and Recife, Brazil, recently to......

Secular Institutes-1

O NE of the most interest ing and hopeful developments of recent years has been the emergence of the secular institute. It was only as recently as 1947 that Pius VII in the......

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Opinion

FROM LENIN TO BON HOEFFER 1 T is a significant accident that the centenary of Lenin's birth should coincide with the : publication in English of Dr. Bethge's biography of the......

By Bishop Zwartkruis Of Ihaarlem

L AST week's final session of the Netherlands Pastoral Council is a suitable moment for a critical survey of this new post-conciliar form of consultation within the Church. The......

Hans Kung & The Infallible Church

by Norman St. John Stevas jAST week Professor Hans Ming, the noted Swiss , theologian, concluded a •triumphant tour of Britain, his first for some years. He told me afterwards......

Great Dutch Experiment Not For Export

Coverage by mass media consultation has been a new and different approach to authority in the Church. Some people feared that the council might lead to a decrease of authority......

St. Peter Chanel, S.m.

nN Tuesday the feast of St. Peter Chanel appears for the first time in the Universal Calendar of the Church. A Frenchman, ordained priest in 1827. he spent several years as a......

Reflection

by Canon F. H. Drinkwater Giving an edge to it NOTHER decisive thing that everybody should - 4-11 know about praying (in addition to the basic point of wanting something) is......

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Changing Spirituality Behind

Liverpool priests' manifesto YOUR editorial comment (April 17) on the Manifesto issued by the group of Liverpool priests struck me as superficial. Their thirty-eight articles......

No News From The Bishops

y fust reaction on reading in your April 17 issue of the Liverpool priests' manifesto was: "Why on earth didn't they raise this at the pastoral council?" Some of us on the......

Rules Of Game For Latin Mass

W HILE Mr. G. Houghton Brown's concern (April 17) for clergy and laity in respect of liturgical rules and regulations is appreciated, it is equally important that the chairman......

Children And T.v. Smut

W HEN, a few weeks ago, I had the honour to act as locum tenens for Mr. H. R. F. Keating in the TV critic's column of the CATHOLIC HERALD, I had no suspicion of the vehemence of......

Horror From All

sides at the new iconoclasts A NGLI CAN S as well as Methodists (Mr. Mason, April 10) took on in horror as the Church of Rome discards her ancient heritage, the Tridentine......

Future Building Projects

A BOUT L200,000 is spent on a convent in Pollockshields, in Glasgow. It will house 30 nuns, and they will use the convent to make vestments, church linens, jubilee cards, etc.......

Anointing The Sick

QUESTION and ANSWER Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question — I have a good friend who is a Baptist and she tells me that in her church they have monthly prayer meetings at which......

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Rise And Fall Of A Modern Empire

by MARIE NOEL KELLY The Portugal Story by John dos Passos (Robert Hale 70s.). T HE rise of a nation, the conquest and the death of its empire, such is the canvas of John dos......

Bookshelf Browse

Judith Berrisford begins her bthik The Young Gardener (Faber and Faber, 18s.) with a section on window-sill gardening. As a children's author she knows that the young like quick......

Twilight Folklore

by DONAL GILTINAN Celtic Fairy Tales collected by Joseph Jacobs (Bodley Head 45s.) T HE fascination of the folk tale captures readers of all ages. For the adult, to be......

Claims And Customs In Holy Land

by Fr. KENNETH GREEN anislianity in the Holy Lund by Saul P. Colbi (Am Hassefer Publishers Ltd. Tel Aviv). IT is not surprising that in Maccabean defiance of the Middle East......

Theology Today By R. C. Gorman, S.j.

Colossians by .I. Bligh (St. Paul's Press I 2s. 6d.) Pr. Bligh lectures on the New Testament at Heythrop. The 26 meditations he gives us here are fashioned from St. Paul's......

Adventure In Two Continents

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART T WO of my most unfavour ite types of cinema are the horror film and the big "spectacular," especially the type of spectacular which has come to be......

How Not To Forecast The Future

TELEVISION by H. R. F. KEATING T HE box this week tied the vicar's spotted handkerchief round its head, crouched in an airless, darkened tent and stuck up a sign outside saying......

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A Career And A Vocation

by PAULA DAVIES O NE in three student nurses in Britain gave up their profession before completing their training. The reasons include marriage, fa ilu re of examinations and......

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More Laughter Than Tears

by Mary Bodkin Vaughan DON'T get involved." they advised. "Keep cool and detached." they counselled. "Nurse with your head, not your heart," they insisted, when they saw that......

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Genuine Friendships

by Elizabeth Jennings T O the average person. the hospital nurse. is either an ogre or a Florence Nightingale. Neither, of course, is true. Nursing is a vocation. and, like all......

Choice Of Careers

by Maureen Vincent CAREER opportunities in nursing are many and varied. So wide is the choice, in fact, that it may, at first sight, seem rather confusing for anyone who simply......

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Lay Role In Missions And Development

BY A STAFF REPORTER A PPEALING for a wider lay mission in the developing world, Fr. Noel 31 Hanrahan said last week : "Mission and development will nestle cornfortably under......

Priest May Take Job To Pay Church Debts

A PARISH priest said lasl week that unless his church's financial problems were solved within a month, he would have to take a job to pay off debts. Fr. Harry Wace, of the......

Hope For 10,000 At Tyburn Walk

F R. CLEMENT TIGAR, S.J.. wants to see 10.000 people on the Tyburn Walk from the Old Bailey to Tyburn this Sunday in memory of the English Martyrs, organised by the Guild of Our......

Catholic Nurses' Guild Member G.n.c. Candidate

A MONG the nominees for election to the General Nursing Council for England and Wales, to be held in May. is Stanley John Holder, a member of the Catholic Nurses' Guild. He is......

Fitting Shoes For Leprosy Patients

m R. GEORGE CLARKSON, the owner of a group of shoe retail stores in Essex, has recently visited Tanzania to devise suitable footwear for lepers suffering from severe ulcerations......