24th July 1970

24th July 1970
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Church Group Split On Arms For S. Africa

BY A STAFF 'REPORTER W HILE it became clear this week that the new Conservative Government will resume arms sales to South Africa, members of the Hierarchy's Commission for......

China's Prisoner Was A Cardinal

From ALAN MeELWAIN in ROME BISHOP JAMES WALSH of Shanghai, who was released by the Chinese earlier this month after serving 12 years of a 20-year sentence, was made a cardinal......

Westminster Peace Congress

By a Staff Reporter T HREE cardinals will take part in an international peace congress in Westminster Cathedral Hall at the end of October. Entitled "Peace is Possible," it is......

Prison Easing Rule For Miss Devlin

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE Northern Ireland Government is allowing Miss Bernadette Devlin. M.P. for Midi-Ulster. certain concessions which will help her to carry out some......

Bishops Accused Of Using 'satan's Fork'

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT C HURCH leaders in Rhodesia were causing a lot of disruption being put forward by the Smith regime, said Mr. H. Nicolle, responsible for the......

2,307 Seek Housing Aid From New Centre

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT IN its first six months, SHAC, the housing advice centre in Kensington set up jointly by the Catholic Housing Aid Society and Shelter, has been......

Infallibility Decree 100 Years Old

By a Special Correspondent O NE hundred years ago last Saturday the first Vatican Council defined the sense in which the Church had traditionally held that the Pope could......

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Priest On Kidnapping Charge

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A PRIEST and seven other people have been arrested in Buenos Aires and charged with the kidnapping on May 29 of the former Argentinian President,......

Bishop Walsh Denies Chinese Spy Charge

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT B ISHOP WALSH of Shanghai, the 79-year-old American bishop recently freed by the Chinese Communists after spending 12 years in prison for alleged......

Little Sisters In Debt

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE 18 strong com munity of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Leeds are faced with finding £350,000 towards the debt on the first phase of an old people's......

`luther Now Better Understood'

A SCIENTIFICALLY more correct understanding of Martin Luther and his theology had developed in the last few decades among Catholic scholars, said Cardinal Jan Willebrands,......

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'acting Is Not For Grown-ups'

A FTER playing Charles I in Cromwell (reviewed by our film critic on page six). Sir Alec Guinness has returned to the stage in Time Out Of Mind, a new play by Bridget Boland,......

Infallibility Proclaimed 100 Years Ago

by DOM PETER FLOOD, O.S.B. A CENTURY ago, on July 18, 1870, the infallibility of the Pope was defined by the first Vatican Council. This does not mean that the Pope became......

Alan Mcelwain's Rome Diary

Vatican editor appointed Press Office spokesman T HE assistant editor of the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Dr. Frederico Alesandrini, has been appointed—temporarily,......

Vocations

Selection-1 T HERE are only two reasons why a man becomes a priest. There are only two reasons why he should stay one. Those reasons are that God loves him and that he wants to......

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The Issues In Dockland

is hard to justify the current dock strike, but the issues need to be better under; stood. Dockers' earnings average out at £35 a : week, £10 more than the national industrial :......

Defender Of The Church And Master Of Style

by Christopher Hollis IT is collusion perhaps at all times—and certainly in these fast-moving, massmedia soaked days — for writers to go down into the trough immediately after......

Individuality And Religious Life

by Norman St. John T HE letter on July 10 from Mr. William Myers. "explaining" although in no way denying the injustice done to Father Claude Leetham, contains some points of......

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Half-baked Remarks On Mrs. Whitehouse

T HE commendable condemnation last week of your TV critic, Mr. H. R. F. Keating, by Dr. Margaret Maison for his unwarranted attack on Mrs. Whitehouse merits the highest praise......

Justice In Appointing Head Teachers

J USTICE, and the interests of the children requires that the most suitable person is appointed to the post of head teacher. It is unfair if nuns arc appointed just because they......

Arms For S. Africa

1 1TH the return of a Con servative Government could we now turn our attention to the moral issue of the sale of arms to South Africa? Black South Africans have no voice in......

Liberty And Democracy In Israel

Y OUR "Opinion" column last week expresses itself diet turbed 1 4 egarding Israel. Concerning your allegations that Israel does not grant equal rights to all its citizens, may I......

Objections To New Mass Rite

1T would take a small book 1 to set forth one by one the objections to the new Mass rite that Canon O'Connell called for last week, btu here are a few in short: 1 It totally......

Abortion Vote

Y OU published (June 12) a list of M.P.s who voted against the Abortion Bill in the House of Commons. Your good intention misfired to the extent that some M.P.s. including......

Latin Is Essential Guard Against Threat Of Heresy

J ACQUELINE LATHAM asserts (July 17) that my defence of the Tridentine Mass (sic) is an "emotive" reaction born of "nostalgia" and that the mystique of the Mass in the past......

Northern Ireland Coalition

L ORD LONGFORD's cure for Ulster's ills is a coalition of parties in Stormont. Ideal in theory, it will not do: extreme Unionist and Nationalist party members would howl......

Transubstantiation

Question—What proof is there that in Holy Communion Christ is received whale and entire under the form of wine? Also, is there any justification for the laity not receiving the......

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A Stimulating But Tantalising Search 1° For The True G.k.c.

by THE EARL OF WICKLOW The Mind of G. K. Chesterton by Christopher Hollis (Hollis and Carter 42s.) M R . CHRISTOPHER HOLLIS is always argumentative; it is said that as soon as......

Tender Dubliner Who Tried Hard To Be Tough

by DESMOND GORGES Brendan Behan by Ulick O'Connor (Hamish Hamilton 50s.). T HERE is probably no one better equipped to write the exciting life story of Brendan Behan than Mr.......

Guinness As A Dignified King

C AVALIERS and Roundheads have always been one of the fundamental divisive ;issues. Oill them whatever you will, royalist and revolutionary, reactionary and 'progressive, you......

Television By H. R. F. Keating

THE DIRTY-LINEN BOX IT S not the fact that you -Iwash your dirty linen in public, it's the way that you wash it that matters. My week's viewing brought several choice loads to......

Religious Books By Maurice Nassan, The Cistercian Spirit....

The introduction to this book states that the precise title of it is "Towards discerning the spirit and aims of the founders of the Order of Citeaux." The book therefore is......

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Reek Pilgrimage Has Extra Significance

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE annual Irish pilgrim age to the peak of CroaghPatrick-the ReekCo. Mayo, takes place on Sunday, when pilgrims from many parts of the country will......

Reflection

by Canon F. H. Drinkwater Body and soul I NEVER saw "the divine Sara," except I think once in some silent film, but when I was a recently-ordained curate I had the good sense......

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Helping Ex-prisoners To Readjust Outside

by F. C. PRICE I N 1968 the average daily prison population of England and Wales was 32,461, an increase of almost 2,000 over the three preceding years. Considering that the......

When A Wife Is Left Alone

by Maureen Vincent A SK any married woman what is the most terrifying contingency which she can imagine. Almost certainly the answer will be "The death of my husband." For......

World Christian Students Debate Protest Role

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE World Conference of the international Young Christian Students' Movement opened at the Digbv Stuart College of Education, Roehampton Lane, London,......

Bishops' Engagements

Bishop Butler, Auxiliary of WOOminster Tuesday-Frlday: Lectures on "The Church," Scheenstatl Retreat House-, Constantin. Cape Town. Bishop Gualselll. Auxiliary of......

Shelter Walk Raises 150,000

S HELTER'S Round Britain Walk, held on June 28, is estimated to have raised more than £50,000 towards i t s national campaign for the homeless. A final total of 50,000 Shelter......

Radio And Television

SUNDAY: Radio 4 (7.50-7.55 a.m 1 Sunday Reading, Canon Gordon Albion reads extracts from Orthodoxy. by G. K. Chesterton. BBC - 1 16.15-7 p m.1 The Heart of the Matter. A him on......