24th January 1992

24th January 1992
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Cardinal's Pardon Angers Serbs

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome and Peter Stanford OLD WAR wounds were this week reopened between Catholic Croats and Serbian Orthodox already at odds in Yugoslavia's bloody civil......

Jo B S At

risk, says sacked priest by Joanna Moorhead CHAPLAINS at hospitals around the country could find their jobs are at risk, a Catholic priest who was sacked from his post as part......

Pope Rebukes France For Racist Policies

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome IN a rare rebuke for a national government, Pope John Paul 11 told a group of French bishops this weekend that new signs of racism were "alarming and......

Inside

BULLY BOY MINISTER: John Richards on Kenneth Clarke's wrong-headed assault on teachers, page 5 PUFF OF SMOKE: Desmond Albrow on the twentieth century's famous nicotine addicts,......

College Site Hole In One

by Angus Macdonald A MASSIVE development involving a luxury hotel, two golf courses and office units is to be built on the site of a former seminary near Aberdeen. The......

Out On A High Note

DOM Gregory Murray, the Benedictine monk whose musical accomplishments stretched from duets with Cliff Richard to selling two million copies of his A People's Mass, has died at......

Nun In Royal Row

REPORTS that the Princess of Wales was sworn at by a drunk on a visit to a Catholic night shelter are inaccurate, the nun who runs the venture said this week. Sr Sarah, the......

Conclave Shift

FOLLOWING the Vatican's denial last week that it was considering shifting the next conclave to a building other than the Sistine Chapel, it has now emerged that Pope John Paul......

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Church Faces Threats After Peace Accord

by Mary Durran LESS than a week after the signing of a Salvadoran peace accord, churches have come under threat from right-wing extremists and a major military conscription......

Missionary Link Ends

FR JOSEPH Chang Shou-yi, the last Missionhurst missionary in China, has died, ending 126 years of the order's presence in the country. Fr Chang, who was jailed in the 1950s for......

News In Brief

Pope to tour US A PAPAL visit to the United States could be on the cards next year, according to a coastto-coast Catholic weekly. Our Sunday Visitor reported that "one Vatican......

Power Plant Threat To 'god's Creation'

TENS of thousands of indigenous Filipinos and one of the world's richest wildlife habitats face annihilation if a power plant is built by the highest mountain in the......

Vatican Plans Synod On Religious Life

BISHOPS from around the world will meet in Rome in 1994 to discuss contemporary religious life, the Vatican has announced. Rome said Pope John Paul had decided that autumn of......

Religion Springs Back In Vietnam

VIETNAM is allowing Catholic seminaries to reopen and new churches to be built amid signs of a "springtime" for religion, the head of a Vatican delegation to the communist......

Bishops Tackle Women's Concerns In Rural India

AMID criticism that the church in India has failed to tackle women's issues, the country's bishops have announced a special commission to make women's concerns a top priority.......

Haiti Claims `approval'

HAITI'S army-backed provisional government, which overthrew the democratically elected priestpresident, claimed this week that it had been recognised by the Vatican following......

Truce Ends Attacks

NICARAGUA's most notorious "contra" leader agreed this week to suspend his group's attacks as part of a truce officials said would bring stability to the country's troubled......

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Gay Group Pickets At Church School Gates

by Paul Goodman SENIOR church sources have claimed that the gay rights organisation Outrage! which this week distributed leaflets lauding homosexuality to pupils attending a......

News In Brief

Broken heads VANDALS have broken off the heads of the Infant Jesus on Madonna and Child statues in St Peter's Parish, Cardiff. Parish priest Fr Phillip Scanlan said the damage,......

Pray For Unity, Declares Hume

by Joanna Moorhead PRAYER is the first priority for all who seek to unite the Christian churches, Cardinal Basil Hume told an interdenominational congregation at Canterbury......

Conservationists Query Manchester Sale

by Angus Macdonald CONSERVATIONISTS have criticised Franciscans in Manchester for selling one of the finest Victorian Catholic churches in Britain only two years after......

Daly Assails Ira And Advises Against Internment

IRA terrorists should visit the homes of their victims to see the extent of the grief their latest outrage has caused, the Primate of All Ireland said this week. Cardinal Cahai......

Eastern Promise

THOUGH the 20th century is often decried for the growth of western secularism, it may yet turn out to be a period of unparalleled Christian martyrdom, Archbishop Derek Worlock......

Priest Takes Direct Blame For Student Blaze Injury

AN ITALIAN student who leaped two storeys from the window of a Birmingham mission as fire raged through it three years ago has received full compensation for his injuries.......

Euthansia Moves Countered

PRO-LIFE MPs have taken preemptive action to counter proeuthanasia measures, 145 Parliamentarians of all parties have signed a Commons Early Day Motion backing the ' work of......

School And Parish Visits Dominate Bishops' Diaries:...

Bishops' diaries SCHOOL and parish visits regularly occupy important slots in the bishops' diaries. This coming week, Cardinal Basil Hume of Westminster goes to St Charles......

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Misplaced Outrage!

IT IS not always easy to distinguish chastity from celibacy, but it is unwise to leap head-first into the complex waters of the church's teaching on sexuality without......

What Price Peace Of Mind

THE warning note sounded this week by hospital chaplain Fr Aldan Curran over the future for those who perform this vital service should not go unheeded by church leaders of all......

Confession's Decline Reveals The Real Face Of Today's...

HOW frustrated and sad Ann Skinner's view on penance made me feel (January 17). Clearly she does not believe that the eucharist too is a sacrament of forgiveness. I consider......

Bishops' Appointments To End Up Like Election Of Club...

I AM more than somewhat perplexed by your leader on the subject of the appointment of prelates (January 17). Your remark about the Swiss diocese where, you state, the......

Labels That Lead Us Away From Real Issues

IT was not my intention, as Dr Leary (January 10) suggests, to exchange "disabled" for "handicapped". I wanted to illustrate their different implications and meanings. My point......

Demands Of The Faithful

1 READ with great interest Peter Stanford's contribution to Charterhouse Chronicle (January 10), How strange it is that before Vatican II Catholics and sexuality seldom raised......

Opus' Secrets

MAY I explain to the postulator for the cause of Josemaria Escriva why I have misgivings about the proposed beatification? As an ordinary parishioner, but reasonably informed by......

Headlines That Do Damage

THE headline of your article "Pope warned of Islam's diabolical plan" in fat print on page one (January 17) is, I am afraid, gravely misleading. In these days when Christians,......

The Genius Of St Henry Manning

WHILST I agree with Frances Meigh and Josephine Robinson (January 10) that Cardinal Newman did not spend quite all of his time with the "ruling classes " , such a belief should......

History Up In Smoke

DESMOND ALBROW IT was only when watching the BBC television programme on Winston Churchill last week that for some odd reason realised what a debt we owe to tobacco for our......

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Kenneth Clarke's Ideological Battle Against The Teaching...

determination to change at any cost are doing great damage argues former DES senior civil servant, John Richards Bully-boy minister with no partners WHEN I finished an article......

In The Second Of His Articles On The Stresses Confronting

the modern priesthood, Greg Watts talks to a recently ordained curate in Rochdale Joy and pain of compulsory celibacy A CONSTANT in the continuing debate about the nature of......

Our Columnist Fr John Owen Has Been In Great Demand

on breakfast television and radio, defending his recent comments in this paper in defence of Sunday trading. He explains how what he sees as the true sign ficance of Sunday has......

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Goon Show Fizz Bubbles Up Over Tea

THE East Sussex town of Rye seemed to be bunching itself up its leaning buildings, tight streets, and cobbled pavements pressing themselves together against the cold when I......

An Unlikely Tabloid Romance

Love in the Modern Sense by Carol Cledlow (Viking, £14.99) Peter Fleming ALICE is a minor novelist, celebrated by feminists at poorly attended seminars but scarcely on the......

Delicate Footsteps On Difficult Ground

The Climax of the Covenant: Christ and the Law in Pauline Theology by N T Wright (T & T Clark, £19.95) Charles Smith ANY new work by the author on Pauline theology is an......

Touching Humanist Affection

The Man in the Window by John Cohen (Victor Gollancz, 113.99) Mandana Ruane This is an unusual love story set in small town, America, where the ordinary and the extraordinary......

Squaring The Circle In Swinging Ny

Yanking Up the Yo-yo by Michael Carson (Victor Gollancz, £14.99) Peter Stanford FOR those unfamiliar with Martin Benson, his brief life so far has been far from happy. In......

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Lisa Was Special, A Light In Their Lives

In a new book of reflections on suffering in the light of scripture, Fr Pat Lynch tells the story of Jo and Dan and their daughter Lisa, who was retarded from birth. IT WAS......

Lynch Lecture

Fr Pat Lynch together with the well-known retreat giver Fr Ian Petit OSB, will give a joint talk on the relevance of scripture for today's world, organised by the Catholic......

Law Or No Law, Blasphemy Offends

Under the 1984 concordat Italy ceased to profess a state religion, eliminating the basis of the law of blasphemy. But most Italians want contempt of God proscribed, as Agostino......

Polish Doctors Pro-life Code Of Ethics

Our Warsaw correspondent, Eileen Burzynska, looks at the current impasse over abortion law in the Pope's homeland IN December the second national doctors' convention approved a......

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Coming Up Roses At Chess

BROADCAST NEWS by Deborah Thomas A NEW series of Screen Two began on Sunday night, making an excellent start with The Grass Arena, a screen play by Frank Deasy adapted from the......

Silversmith To The Glitterati

GALLERIES by Leigh Hatts LEXI Dick is the silversmith associated with major historical events. She was one of the first to be asked to make a necklace for the Princess of Wales.......

Our Mutual Dependence As A Christian Community

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Nehemiah 8: 2-4a,5-6, 8-10 1 Corinthians 12: 12-30 Luke 1: 1-4; 4: 14-21 TODAY'S readings are extremely rich in meaning. They raise......

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